Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Lead Developer was £538 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 325 337 316
Rank change year-on-year +12 -21 +20
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Developer 337 302 328
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.72% 0.68% 0.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.76% 0.71% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 259 209 254
London median daily rate £538 £500 £503
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.50% -0.50% +0.50%
10th Percentile £462 £375 £375
90th Percentile £675 £626 £686
England median daily rate £525 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +10.53% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
London median hourly rate - - £60.00
England median hourly rate £43.00 - £50.50

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 44252 42345 44555
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.83% 94.99% 95.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 32037 30120 31401
London median daily rate £493 £460 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.07% +2.22% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £288 £268
90th Percentile £663 £638 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 548 553 693
London median hourly rate £20.22 £19.62 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.07% +3.24% +8.57%
10th Percentile £12.35 £11.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £48.57
England median hourly rate £18.69 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +1.00% +2.78% +9.09%

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 20 November 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 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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 +5 70 £600 +20.00% 26
South London -23 19 £528 +25.60% 1
West London -10 8 £550 +10.00% 5
East London -2 6 £600 - 2
Lead Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 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.

1 152 (45.10%) Agile Software Development
2 125 (37.09%) Java
2 125 (37.09%) JavaScript
3 94 (27.89%) TDD
4 85 (25.22%) Finance
5 76 (22.55%) C#
6 73 (21.66%) Git (software)
7 72 (21.36%) .NET
8 71 (21.07%) AngularJS
9 70 (20.77%) Greenfield Project
10 66 (19.58%) HTML
10 66 (19.58%) CSS
11 63 (18.69%) BDD
12 60 (17.80%) Amazon AWS
13 54 (16.02%) Scrum
14 53 (15.73%) Microservices
15 48 (14.24%) Spring
15 48 (14.24%) React
16 47 (13.95%) RESTful
17 45 (13.35%) Banking
18 43 (12.76%) SQL
18 43 (12.76%) Microsoft Azure
18 43 (12.76%) REST
19 41 (12.17%) Data Modelling
20 40 (11.87%) Node.js
20 40 (11.87%) ServiceNow
21 38 (11.28%) ASP.NET
22 37 (10.98%) Web Services
22 37 (10.98%) HTML5
23 36 (10.68%) DevOps

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 (6.23%) Apache
1 21 (6.23%) CMS
2 18 (5.34%) Tomcat
3 16 (4.75%) NServiceBus
4 15 (4.45%) JBoss
4 15 (4.45%) Jetty
5 13 (3.86%) Elasticsearch
6 9 (2.67%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 8 (2.37%) Apache Spark
7 8 (2.37%) Confluence
7 8 (2.37%) WildFly
8 7 (2.08%) Apache Solr
8 7 (2.08%) WordPress
9 6 (1.78%) Drupal
9 6 (1.78%) EPiServer
9 6 (1.78%) GemFire
10 5 (1.48%) Apache Pig
11 3 (0.89%) Sitecore CMS
11 3 (0.89%) WebLogic
12 2 (0.59%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (1.19%) Photoshop
2 2 (0.59%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (0.59%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.30%) Gephi
3 1 (0.30%) GIMP
3 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.30%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 5 (1.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.89%) Eloqua
3 2 (0.59%) ION MarketView
3 2 (0.59%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (0.59%) SAP IS-U
4 1 (0.30%) Adobe Campaign
4 1 (0.30%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.30%) Radian6
4 1 (0.30%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.30%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.30%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.30%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.30%) Social Studio
Cloud Services
1 60 (17.80%) Amazon AWS
2 43 (12.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (2.08%) npm
4 6 (1.78%) GitHub
4 6 (1.78%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
4 6 (1.78%) Salesforce Service Cloud
5 5 (1.48%) Amazon S3
5 5 (1.48%) Google Cloud Platform
5 5 (1.48%) PaaS
5 5 (1.48%) Serverless
6 3 (0.89%) AWS Lambda
6 3 (0.89%) IaaS
7 2 (0.59%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.59%) Amazon SQS
7 2 (0.59%) CloudFront
7 2 (0.59%) Office 365
7 2 (0.59%) Route 53
8 1 (0.30%) Adobe Analytics
8 1 (0.30%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.30%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.19%) Kerberos
2 2 (0.59%) SMS
3 1 (0.30%) Bluetooth
3 1 (0.30%) CTI
3 1 (0.30%) Internet
3 1 (0.30%) Intranet
3 1 (0.30%) Skype
3 1 (0.30%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (10.39%) MongoDB
1 35 (10.39%) NoSQL
2 31 (9.20%) SQL Server
3 19 (5.64%) Relational Database
4 18 (5.34%) SQL Server 2012
5 14 (4.15%) Big Data
5 14 (4.15%) MySQL
6 13 (3.86%) Hadoop
6 13 (3.86%) SQL Server 2016
6 13 (3.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 12 (3.56%) Data Warehouse
7 12 (3.56%) RDBMS
7 12 (3.56%) SQL Server 2008
8 10 (2.97%) QlikView
8 10 (2.97%) SQL Server 2014
8 10 (2.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 10 (2.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 7 (2.08%) OLAP
9 7 (2.08%) PostgreSQL
10 6 (1.78%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 73 (21.66%) Git (software)
2 33 (9.79%) Jenkins
3 32 (9.50%) Subversion
4 28 (8.31%) Maven
5 22 (6.53%) JUnit
5 22 (6.53%) Mockito
6 21 (6.23%) Selenium
7 19 (5.64%) SpecFlow
8 16 (4.75%) JIRA
9 13 (3.86%) Cucumber
9 13 (3.86%) Vagrant
10 10 (2.97%) gulp
10 10 (2.97%) SonarQube
10 10 (2.97%) webpack
11 9 (2.67%) Octopus Deploy
11 9 (2.67%) Team Foundation Server
11 9 (2.67%) TeamCity
11 9 (2.67%) Visual Studio
12 8 (2.37%) Checkstyle
12 8 (2.37%) NUnit
General
1 85 (25.22%) Finance
2 45 (13.35%) Banking
3 20 (5.93%) Retail
4 15 (4.45%) Marketing
5 13 (3.86%) Investment Banking
6 12 (3.56%) Front Office
7 10 (2.97%) Financial Institution
8 5 (1.48%) Advertising
9 3 (0.89%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.59%) Billing
10 2 (0.59%) Law
10 2 (0.59%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.59%) Wholesale Banking
11 1 (0.30%) Automotive
11 1 (0.30%) Back Office
11 1 (0.30%) Electronics
11 1 (0.30%) Games
11 1 (0.30%) International Banking
11 1 (0.30%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.30%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (21.36%) .NET
2 71 (21.07%) AngularJS
3 66 (19.58%) CSS
3 66 (19.58%) HTML
4 48 (14.24%) React
4 48 (14.24%) Spring
5 47 (13.95%) RESTful
6 43 (12.76%) REST
7 40 (11.87%) Node.js
8 38 (11.28%) ASP.NET
9 37 (10.98%) HTML5
9 37 (10.98%) Web Services
10 29 (8.61%) jQuery
11 28 (8.31%) ASP.NET Web API
12 27 (8.01%) Hibernate
13 26 (7.72%) Redux
14 25 (7.42%) CSS3
15 20 (5.93%) RabbitMQ
16 19 (5.64%) Akka
17 18 (5.34%) Angular 2
Miscellaneous
1 70 (20.77%) Greenfield Project
2 25 (7.42%) User Experience
3 18 (5.34%) Mobile App
4 16 (4.75%) Hedge funds
5 13 (3.86%) Fintech
6 11 (3.26%) Analytical Skills
7 9 (2.67%) Linux Command Line
8 8 (2.37%) Virtual Team
9 7 (2.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 5 (1.48%) iPad
11 4 (1.19%) Computer Science
11 4 (1.19%) Credit Risk
11 4 (1.19%) Fixed Income
12 2 (0.59%) Cloud Native
12 2 (0.59%) Market Risk
12 2 (0.59%) Smart Meter
12 2 (0.59%) Video on Demand
12 2 (0.59%) Video\Live Streaming
13 1 (0.30%) Algorithms
13 1 (0.30%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 22 (6.53%) Linux
1 22 (6.53%) Unix
2 10 (2.97%) Android
3 9 (2.67%) Apple iOS
4 8 (2.37%) VMS
4 8 (2.37%) Windows
5 4 (1.19%) Ubuntu
6 3 (0.89%) Windows Mobile
6 3 (0.89%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.59%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.30%) CentOS
8 1 (0.30%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 152 (45.10%) Agile Software Development
2 94 (27.89%) TDD
3 63 (18.69%) BDD
4 54 (16.02%) Scrum
5 53 (15.73%) Microservices
6 41 (12.17%) Data Modelling
7 36 (10.68%) DevOps
8 35 (10.39%) Front End Development
9 33 (9.79%) Continuous Integration
9 33 (9.79%) MVC
10 32 (9.50%) Test Automation
11 28 (8.31%) E-Commerce
12 27 (8.01%) OO
13 25 (7.42%) CQRS
14 20 (5.93%) Software Engineering
15 17 (5.04%) Mentoring
15 17 (5.04%) Multithreading
16 16 (4.75%) Complex Event Processing
16 16 (4.75%) Continuous Delivery
16 16 (4.75%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 125 (37.09%) Java
1 125 (37.09%) JavaScript
2 76 (22.55%) C#
3 43 (12.76%) SQL
4 22 (6.53%) Python
5 12 (3.56%) PHP
6 10 (2.97%) PowerShell
7 9 (2.67%) TypeScript
8 8 (2.37%) JPQL
8 8 (2.37%) T-SQL
9 7 (2.08%) Scala
10 6 (1.78%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 5 (1.48%) Apex Code
11 5 (1.48%) Apple Swift
11 5 (1.48%) C
11 5 (1.48%) C++
12 4 (1.19%) Shell Script
12 4 (1.19%) VB.NET
13 3 (0.89%) ES6
13 3 (0.89%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 12 (3.56%) Security Cleared
2 10 (2.97%) Degree
2 10 (2.97%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (1.78%) MCITP
3 6 (1.78%) MCSE
4 5 (1.48%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (0.89%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (0.59%) Master's Degree
6 2 (0.59%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (7.72%) QA
2 2 (0.59%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.30%) GCP
3 1 (0.30%) MiFID
System Software
1 33 (9.79%) Docker
2 2 (0.59%) Varnish
3 1 (0.30%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 19 (5.64%) Puppet
2 15 (4.45%) Ansible
2 15 (4.45%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (1.48%) Cobbler
3 5 (1.48%) Kubernetes
4 3 (0.89%) cPanel
5 2 (0.59%) Nagios
6 1 (0.30%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 40 (11.87%) ServiceNow
2 34 (10.09%) Microsoft
3 14 (4.15%) Oracle
4 12 (3.56%) Adobe
5 9 (2.67%) Salesforce.com
5 9 (2.67%) Tableau
6 6 (1.78%) RedGate
6 6 (1.78%) Sitecore
7 5 (1.48%) Google
8 4 (1.19%) Cloudera
8 4 (1.19%) SAP
9 3 (0.89%) Marketo
9 3 (0.89%) Xamarin
10 2 (0.59%) Atlassian
10 2 (0.59%) MuleSoft
10 2 (0.59%) New Relic
10 2 (0.59%) Pardot
10 2 (0.59%) Rackspace
10 2 (0.59%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
10 2 (0.59%) Zend