Period
to 21 February 2018

The median contractor rate for a Lead Developer was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 21 February 2018.

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
6 months to
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 334 317 325
Rank change year-on-year -17 +8 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Developer 312 310 285
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.66% 0.75% 0.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.70% 0.79% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 247 237 192
London median daily rate £550 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
10th Percentile £450 £375 £363
90th Percentile £713 £639 £686
England median daily rate £525 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +10.53% +5.56% -5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
London median hourly rate - - £55.00
England median hourly rate £43.00 £55.00 £55.00
% change year-on-year -21.82% - +61.76%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
London
Contract vacancies in London with a recognized job title 44,494 39,222 41,710
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.77% 94.92% 95.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 32,420 27,936 29,570
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £275
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 623 565 642
London median hourly rate £20.50 £21.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.65% +13.16% +6.35%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.89 £11.00
90th Percentile £48.57 £51.25 £47.83
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £18.51
% change year-on-year +1.08% -0.05% +12.18%

Lead Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings that featured Lead Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

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 6 months to 21 February 2018.

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 6 months to 21 February 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Central London -3 73 £600 +20.00% 52
South London -36 16 £530 +17.78% 2
West London -16 15 £550 +12.82% 21
East London -4 6 £600 +84.62% 6
Lead Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 February 2018, Lead Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the London region featuring Lead Developer in the job title.

1 120 (38.46%) Java
2 117 (37.50%) JavaScript
3 115 (36.86%) Agile Software Development
4 79 (25.32%) TDD
5 76 (24.36%) Finance
6 61 (19.55%) CSS
7 58 (18.59%) HTML
8 55 (17.63%) AngularJS
8 55 (17.63%) Greenfield Project
9 52 (16.67%) C#
9 52 (16.67%) .NET
10 50 (16.03%) Microservices
11 48 (15.38%) Git (software)
12 46 (14.74%) Scrum
12 46 (14.74%) BDD
13 43 (13.78%) SQL
14 42 (13.46%) Banking
15 41 (13.14%) Node.js
15 41 (13.14%) RESTful
15 41 (13.14%) Amazon AWS
16 40 (12.82%) React
17 39 (12.50%) Test Automation
17 39 (12.50%) Spring
18 36 (11.54%) SQL Server
18 36 (11.54%) Front End Development
19 35 (11.22%) Docker
20 33 (10.58%) Jenkins
20 33 (10.58%) OO
20 33 (10.58%) QA
21 30 (9.62%) Microsoft Azure

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 17 (5.45%) Elasticsearch
2 15 (4.81%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 15 (4.81%) Apache
3 14 (4.49%) CMS
4 12 (3.85%) Confluence
5 9 (2.88%) Apache Solr
5 9 (2.88%) WildFly
6 7 (2.24%) Apache Spark
6 7 (2.24%) GemFire
6 7 (2.24%) Tomcat
7 5 (1.60%) JBoss
7 5 (1.60%) Jetty
8 4 (1.28%) NServiceBus
9 3 (0.96%) Apache Pig
9 3 (0.96%) EPiServer
9 3 (0.96%) Mule
9 3 (0.96%) OpenStack
9 3 (0.96%) SAS
9 3 (0.96%) SharePoint
10 2 (0.64%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (1.28%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.32%) Gephi
2 1 (0.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.32%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (0.96%) SAP IS-U
2 1 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.32%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 41 (13.14%) Amazon AWS
2 30 (9.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (2.88%) GitHub
4 7 (2.24%) PaaS
5 5 (1.60%) npm
6 4 (1.28%) Amazon S3
6 4 (1.28%) Google Cloud Platform
6 4 (1.28%) IaaS
7 3 (0.96%) Serverless
8 2 (0.64%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.64%) Amazon SQS
8 2 (0.64%) AWS Lambda
8 2 (0.64%) Office 365
8 2 (0.64%) SaaS
9 1 (0.32%) Adobe Analytics
9 1 (0.32%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.32%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.32%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.32%) iPaaS
9 1 (0.32%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.64%) Kerberos
1 2 (0.64%) SMS
2 1 (0.32%) Bluetooth
2 1 (0.32%) BOOTP
2 1 (0.32%) Intranet
2 1 (0.32%) Skype
2 1 (0.32%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (11.54%) SQL Server
2 24 (7.69%) Relational Database
3 22 (7.05%) MongoDB
4 19 (6.09%) NoSQL
5 18 (5.77%) PostgreSQL
6 15 (4.81%) MySQL
7 13 (4.17%) Hadoop
7 13 (4.17%) RDBMS
8 12 (3.85%) SQL Server 2012
8 12 (3.85%) SQL Server 2014
9 11 (3.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 10 (3.21%) Big Data
10 10 (3.21%) SQL Server 2016
11 8 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
12 6 (1.92%) Apache Hive
13 4 (1.28%) HBase
14 3 (0.96%) BusinessObjects
14 3 (0.96%) Oracle Database
14 3 (0.96%) SQL Server 2008
14 3 (0.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 48 (15.38%) Git (software)
2 33 (10.58%) Jenkins
3 29 (9.29%) Maven
4 24 (7.69%) JIRA
5 22 (7.05%) Mockito
6 18 (5.77%) JUnit
7 17 (5.45%) Selenium
8 11 (3.53%) SonarQube
9 10 (3.21%) Checkstyle
9 10 (3.21%) Cucumber
9 10 (3.21%) Subversion
9 10 (3.21%) webpack
10 9 (2.88%) Liquibase
10 9 (2.88%) SpecFlow
10 9 (2.88%) Team Foundation Server
10 9 (2.88%) Vagrant
11 8 (2.56%) Jasmine
11 8 (2.56%) NUnit
12 6 (1.92%) TeamCity
13 5 (1.60%) Mercurial
General
1 76 (24.36%) Finance
2 42 (13.46%) Banking
3 13 (4.17%) Retail
4 12 (3.85%) Investment Banking
5 10 (3.21%) Financial Institution
5 10 (3.21%) Front Office
6 7 (2.24%) Marketing
7 3 (0.96%) Billing
8 2 (0.64%) Advertising
8 2 (0.64%) French Language
8 2 (0.64%) Law
8 2 (0.64%) Publishing
8 2 (0.64%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.64%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.32%) Electronics
9 1 (0.32%) Local Government
9 1 (0.32%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (19.55%) CSS
2 58 (18.59%) HTML
3 55 (17.63%) AngularJS
4 52 (16.67%) .NET
5 41 (13.14%) Node.js
5 41 (13.14%) RESTful
6 40 (12.82%) React
7 39 (12.50%) Spring
8 30 (9.62%) REST
9 27 (8.65%) Hibernate
9 27 (8.65%) HTML5
10 24 (7.69%) jQuery
11 23 (7.37%) ASP.NET
12 21 (6.73%) CSS3
12 21 (6.73%) SOAP
13 19 (6.09%) ASP.NET Web API
13 19 (6.09%) Spring Boot
14 18 (5.77%) Web Services
15 16 (5.13%) Django
15 16 (5.13%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 55 (17.63%) Greenfield Project
2 15 (4.81%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (4.81%) Fintech
3 13 (4.17%) User Experience
4 11 (3.53%) Mobile App
5 10 (3.21%) Linux Command Line
6 7 (2.24%) iPad
6 7 (2.24%) iPhone
6 7 (2.24%) Virtual Team
7 6 (1.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 5 (1.60%) Market Risk
9 4 (1.28%) Credit Risk
9 4 (1.28%) Hedge funds
10 3 (0.96%) Algorithms
10 3 (0.96%) Computer Science
10 3 (0.96%) Data Structures
10 3 (0.96%) Smart Meter
11 2 (0.64%) Minimum Viable Product
12 1 (0.32%) Swaptions
12 1 (0.32%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 22 (7.05%) Unix
2 16 (5.13%) Linux
3 13 (4.17%) Apple iOS
4 9 (2.88%) Android
4 9 (2.88%) VMS
5 4 (1.28%) Windows
6 3 (0.96%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.64%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.32%) VxWorks
8 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (36.86%) Agile Software Development
2 79 (25.32%) TDD
3 50 (16.03%) Microservices
4 46 (14.74%) BDD
4 46 (14.74%) Scrum
5 39 (12.50%) Test Automation
6 36 (11.54%) Front End Development
7 33 (10.58%) OO
8 29 (9.29%) Software Engineering
9 28 (8.97%) Data Modelling
9 28 (8.97%) DevOps
10 27 (8.65%) Continuous Integration
11 26 (8.33%) MVC
12 19 (6.09%) ITSM
13 18 (5.77%) Multithreading
14 16 (5.13%) Mentoring
14 16 (5.13%) Stakeholder Management
15 15 (4.81%) Domain-Driven Design
15 15 (4.81%) E-Commerce
16 14 (4.49%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 120 (38.46%) Java
2 117 (37.50%) JavaScript
3 52 (16.67%) C#
4 43 (13.78%) SQL
5 27 (8.65%) Python
6 12 (3.85%) TypeScript
7 10 (3.21%) JPQL
8 9 (2.88%) Apple Swift
8 9 (2.88%) T-SQL
9 7 (2.24%) Objective-C
9 7 (2.24%) Scala
10 6 (1.92%) C++
11 5 (1.60%) ES6
11 5 (1.60%) PHP
12 4 (1.28%) VB.NET
13 3 (0.96%) ABAP
13 3 (0.96%) PowerShell
13 3 (0.96%) Ruby
13 3 (0.96%) Shell Script
13 3 (0.96%) VBA
Qualifications
1 10 (3.21%) Degree
1 10 (3.21%) Security Cleared
2 5 (1.60%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (0.96%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (0.96%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.64%) Master's Degree
5 1 (0.32%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (10.58%) QA
2 1 (0.32%) GCP
System Software
1 35 (11.22%) Docker
2 1 (0.32%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 27 (8.65%) Puppet
2 26 (8.33%) Ansible
2 26 (8.33%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (1.60%) Cobbler
4 4 (1.28%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.32%) Hadoop YARN
5 1 (0.32%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 26 (8.33%) ServiceNow
2 22 (7.05%) Microsoft
3 16 (5.13%) Adobe
4 12 (3.85%) Oracle
5 9 (2.88%) Salesforce.com
6 5 (1.60%) Atlassian
7 4 (1.28%) Google
7 4 (1.28%) Informatica
7 4 (1.28%) MicroStrategy
7 4 (1.28%) SAP
8 3 (0.96%) Demandware
9 2 (0.64%) Ab Initio
9 2 (0.64%) Bloomberg
9 2 (0.64%) Cloudera
9 2 (0.64%) New Relic
9 2 (0.64%) PTC
9 2 (0.64%) Rackspace
9 2 (0.64%) Reuters
9 2 (0.64%) Tableau
9 2 (0.64%) Talend