The median contractor rate for a Lead Developer was £530 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Lead Developer
England / London
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 276 266 278
Rank change year-on-year -10 +12  
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Developer 152 157 166
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.73% 0.73% 0.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.77% 0.77% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 109 132
Median daily rate £530 £550 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.63% +7.31%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £353
10% offered a daily rate of more than £725 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £33.50 -
% change year-on-year +64.17% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 19705 20363 22100
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.93% 95.26% 94.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 14056 14779 15421
Median daily rate £500 £463 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.10% +5.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 245 225 369
Median hourly rate £19.82 £17.89 £19.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.81% -9.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.76 £42.60 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Lead Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London that featured Lead Developer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Lead Developer in London

Lead Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Lead Developer in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Lead Developer in London

Lead Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Lead Developer in London over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Lead Developer in London

Lead Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Lead Developer in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Lead Developer in London

Lead Developer
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Lead Developer within the London region over the 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +14 34 £600 +9.09% 26
Canary Wharf +1 1 £475 -
Kingston Upon Thames -9 1 £475 -
West End of London - 1 £475 - 2
Lead Developer
England

Lead Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, Lead Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region featuring Lead Developer in the job title.

1 132 (42.31%) Agile Software Development
2 110 (35.26%) JavaScript
3 102 (32.69%) Java
4 81 (25.96%) .NET
5 80 (25.64%) HTML
6 71 (22.76%) AngularJS
7 70 (22.44%) CSS
8 67 (21.47%) Finance
9 64 (20.51%) TDD
9 64 (20.51%) C#
10 57 (18.27%) HTML5
11 53 (16.99%) Scrum
12 48 (15.38%) Banking
12 48 (15.38%) Git (software)
13 46 (14.74%) SQL
14 42 (13.46%) React
14 42 (13.46%) Greenfield Project
15 41 (13.14%) Node.js
16 39 (12.50%) CSS3
16 39 (12.50%) DevOps
16 39 (12.50%) User Experience
17 38 (12.18%) MVC
18 37 (11.86%) Front End Development
19 36 (11.54%) Data Modelling
20 35 (11.22%) ASP.NET
21 33 (10.58%) NoSQL
22 31 (9.94%) BDD
22 31 (9.94%) Continuous Integration
22 31 (9.94%) Microservices
23 30 (9.62%) RESTful

Lead Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 21 (6.73%) CMS
2 13 (4.17%) Elasticsearch
3 12 (3.85%) Apache
4 9 (2.88%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 7 (2.24%) Sitecore CMS
6 6 (1.92%) Apache Spark
6 6 (1.92%) Confluence
6 6 (1.92%) Drupal
7 5 (1.60%) EPiServer
7 5 (1.60%) NServiceBus
7 5 (1.60%) WebSphere
8 4 (1.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 4 (1.28%) WordPress
9 3 (0.96%) IIS
9 3 (0.96%) Mule
9 3 (0.96%) Oracle Coherence
9 3 (0.96%) SharePoint
10 2 (0.64%) MQSeries
10 2 (0.64%) nginx
10 2 (0.64%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 5 (1.60%) Photoshop
2 3 (0.96%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.64%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.32%) Doxygen
4 1 (0.32%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 4 (1.28%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (1.28%) Eloqua
2 2 (0.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.64%) Siebel CRM
3 1 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.32%) ION MarketView
3 1 (0.32%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.32%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.32%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.32%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.32%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.32%) SessionCam
3 1 (0.32%) Social Studio
Cloud Services
1 26 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (6.41%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (3.85%) GitHub
4 10 (3.21%) Salesforce Service Cloud
5 5 (1.60%) SaaS
5 5 (1.60%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
6 2 (0.64%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.64%) CloudFront
6 2 (0.64%) Route 53
7 1 (0.32%) Adobe Analytics
7 1 (0.32%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.32%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.32%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.32%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.32%) IaaS
7 1 (0.32%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.28%) HTTP
2 3 (0.96%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.64%) DNS
3 2 (0.64%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.32%) Asterisk PBX
4 1 (0.32%) Firewall
4 1 (0.32%) Internet
4 1 (0.32%) Skype
4 1 (0.32%) SSL
4 1 (0.32%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (10.58%) NoSQL
2 30 (9.62%) SQL Server
3 29 (9.29%) MongoDB
4 15 (4.81%) Big Data
5 14 (4.49%) MySQL
6 10 (3.21%) Relational Database
7 9 (2.88%) Data Warehouse
7 9 (2.88%) QlikView
7 9 (2.88%) SQL Server 2012
8 8 (2.56%) Hazelcast
8 8 (2.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 7 (2.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 6 (1.92%) Hadoop
11 5 (1.60%) PostgreSQL
11 5 (1.60%) SQL Server 2008
12 4 (1.28%) Apache Cassandra
12 4 (1.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 3 (0.96%) Couchbase
13 3 (0.96%) KDB
13 3 (0.96%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 48 (15.38%) Git (software)
2 19 (6.09%) JIRA
3 17 (5.45%) gulp
3 17 (5.45%) Jenkins
4 14 (4.49%) Grunt
5 13 (4.17%) Selenium
6 12 (3.85%) Subversion
6 12 (3.85%) TeamCity
7 9 (2.88%) JUnit
8 8 (2.56%) Mocha
8 8 (2.56%) Team Foundation Server
9 7 (2.24%) Bitbucket
9 7 (2.24%) Mockito
9 7 (2.24%) Visual Studio
10 6 (1.92%) Bower
10 6 (1.92%) Jasmine
10 6 (1.92%) Maven
10 6 (1.92%) Robolectric
11 5 (1.60%) Gradle
11 5 (1.60%) SpecFlow
General
1 67 (21.47%) Finance
2 48 (15.38%) Banking
3 27 (8.65%) Front Office
4 23 (7.37%) Marketing
5 18 (5.77%) Investment Banking
6 7 (2.24%) Advertising
6 7 (2.24%) Retail
7 5 (1.60%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.96%) Games
9 2 (0.64%) Automotive
9 2 (0.64%) Electronics
9 2 (0.64%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.64%) Publishing
9 2 (0.64%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.32%) Back Office
10 1 (0.32%) Law
10 1 (0.32%) Legal
10 1 (0.32%) Local Government
10 1 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.32%) Wholesale Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (25.96%) .NET
2 80 (25.64%) HTML
3 71 (22.76%) AngularJS
4 70 (22.44%) CSS
5 57 (18.27%) HTML5
6 42 (13.46%) React
7 41 (13.14%) Node.js
8 39 (12.50%) CSS3
9 35 (11.22%) ASP.NET
10 30 (9.62%) RESTful
10 30 (9.62%) Web Services
11 27 (8.65%) jQuery
12 26 (8.33%) Sass
13 25 (8.01%) Redux
14 24 (7.69%) Spring
15 23 (7.37%) ASP.NET MVC
15 23 (7.37%) XML
16 20 (6.41%) ASP.NET Web API
17 17 (5.45%) Ember.js
17 17 (5.45%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 42 (13.46%) Greenfield Project
2 39 (12.50%) User Experience
3 25 (8.01%) Fixed Income
4 23 (7.37%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 18 (5.77%) Mobile App
6 17 (5.45%) Equities
7 16 (5.13%) Derivative
8 14 (4.49%) Virtual Team
9 11 (3.53%) Computer Science
10 8 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
11 6 (1.92%) Equity Derivative
12 5 (1.60%) Algorithms
12 5 (1.60%) Fintech
12 5 (1.60%) Hedge funds
13 3 (0.96%) Analytical Skills
13 3 (0.96%) Client/Server
13 3 (0.96%) Cloud Native
13 3 (0.96%) Clustering
13 3 (0.96%) e-Learning
13 3 (0.96%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 24 (7.69%) Android
2 15 (4.81%) Linux
3 13 (4.17%) Windows
4 12 (3.85%) Apple iOS
4 12 (3.85%) Unix
5 2 (0.64%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (42.31%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (20.51%) TDD
3 53 (16.99%) Scrum
4 39 (12.50%) DevOps
5 38 (12.18%) MVC
6 37 (11.86%) Front End Development
7 36 (11.54%) Data Modelling
8 31 (9.94%) BDD
8 31 (9.94%) Continuous Integration
8 31 (9.94%) Microservices
9 28 (8.97%) E-Commerce
10 23 (7.37%) Electronic Trading
11 22 (7.05%) SOA
11 22 (7.05%) Software Engineering
12 20 (6.41%) Android Development
13 19 (6.09%) Open Source
13 19 (6.09%) Test Automation
14 18 (5.77%) Multithreading
15 17 (5.45%) Analytics
16 16 (5.13%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 110 (35.26%) JavaScript
2 102 (32.69%) Java
3 64 (20.51%) C#
4 46 (14.74%) SQL
5 18 (5.77%) Python
6 14 (4.49%) ES6
7 11 (3.53%) PHP
7 11 (3.53%) Scala
8 10 (3.21%) Ruby
9 9 (2.88%) Apex Code
9 9 (2.88%) C++
9 9 (2.88%) Shell Script
10 8 (2.56%) SOQL
11 6 (1.92%) C
11 6 (1.92%) Objective-C
11 6 (1.92%) TypeScript
12 5 (1.60%) Apple Swift
12 5 (1.60%) PowerShell
12 5 (1.60%) SOSL
13 4 (1.28%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 12 (3.85%) Degree
2 8 (2.56%) Security Cleared
3 5 (1.60%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (1.60%) SC Cleared
4 3 (0.96%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (0.64%) Master's Degree
5 2 (0.64%) MCITP
5 2 (0.64%) MCSE
6 1 (0.32%) MCP
6 1 (0.32%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.49%) MiFID
2 11 (3.53%) QA
3 8 (2.56%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.64%) EMIR
System Software
1 13 (4.17%) Docker
2 3 (0.96%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (0.32%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.32%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 8 (2.56%) Kibana
2 5 (1.60%) MOM
3 3 (0.96%) cPanel
4 2 (0.64%) Nagios
4 2 (0.64%) Oracle Identity Management
5 1 (0.32%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.32%) Marathon
5 1 (0.32%) Mesos
5 1 (0.32%) Oozie
5 1 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.32%) Puppet
5 1 (0.32%) TeamSite
5 1 (0.32%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 26 (8.33%) ServiceNow
2 23 (7.37%) Oracle
3 17 (5.45%) Microsoft
4 15 (4.81%) Salesforce.com
5 10 (3.21%) Tableau
6 9 (2.88%) Adobe
7 8 (2.56%) Google
7 8 (2.56%) Sitecore
8 7 (2.24%) IBM
9 6 (1.92%) TIBCO
10 5 (1.60%) ION Trading
10 5 (1.60%) Marketo
11 3 (0.96%) hybris
11 3 (0.96%) Informatica
11 3 (0.96%) SAP
12 2 (0.64%) Cloudera
12 2 (0.64%) Fidessa
12 2 (0.64%) RedGate
12 2 (0.64%) Siebel
12 2 (0.64%) Zend
City, London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Circa £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
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Rate: From £450 to £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
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