The median contractor rate for a Lead Software Developer was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 26 April 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 Software Developer
England / London
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 418 438 412
Rank change year-on-year +20 -26  
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Software Developer 8 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.039% 0.013% 0.013%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.042% 0.014% 0.014%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 1
Median daily rate £475 £575 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.39% +27.77%  
UK excluding London median daily rate - £390 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £33.50 £47.50
% change year-on-year - -29.47%  

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 19186 21885 21142
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.68% 94.97% 94.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 13700 15818 14509
Median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +2.77%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 239 249 380
Median hourly rate £20.50 £17.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.14% -7.89%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.72
% change year-on-year - +4.66%  

Lead Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Lead Software Developer in London

Lead Software Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Lead Software Developer in London

Lead Software Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for Lead Software Developer in London

Lead Software 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 Software Developer within the London region over the 3 months to 26 April 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 - 1 £588 - 1
Lead Software Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 April 2017, Lead Software 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 Software Developer in the job title.

1 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (55.56%) Software Engineering
2 3 (33.33%) NoSQL
2 3 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 3 (33.33%) Finance
2 3 (33.33%) Scrum
3 2 (22.22%) Clustering
3 2 (22.22%) Hibernate
3 2 (22.22%) TDD
3 2 (22.22%) TOGAF
3 2 (22.22%) Spring
3 2 (22.22%) Apache
3 2 (22.22%) SOAP
3 2 (22.22%) Web Services
3 2 (22.22%) Windows
3 2 (22.22%) C#
3 2 (22.22%) Java
3 2 (22.22%) SQL
3 2 (22.22%) .NET
3 2 (22.22%) J2EE
3 2 (22.22%) Mainframe
3 2 (22.22%) JMS
3 2 (22.22%) N-Tier
3 2 (22.22%) SOA
3 2 (22.22%) HTTPS
3 2 (22.22%) Financial Institution
3 2 (22.22%) High Availability
3 2 (22.22%) Big Data
3 2 (22.22%) AngularJS
3 2 (22.22%) Enterprise Software

Lead Software 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 2 (22.22%) Apache
2 1 (11.11%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Doxygen
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) NoSQL
2 2 (22.22%) Big Data
2 2 (22.22%) Hadoop
3 1 (11.11%) Blockchain
3 1 (11.11%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Git (software)
1 1 (11.11%) Subversion
General
1 3 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (22.22%) Financial Institution
3 1 (11.11%) Banking
3 1 (11.11%) Front Office
3 1 (11.11%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) .NET
1 2 (22.22%) AngularJS
1 2 (22.22%) Hibernate
1 2 (22.22%) J2EE
1 2 (22.22%) Java EE
1 2 (22.22%) JMS
1 2 (22.22%) SOAP
1 2 (22.22%) Spring
1 2 (22.22%) Web Services
2 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET
2 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC 5
2 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (11.11%) CSS
2 1 (11.11%) CSS3
2 1 (11.11%) HTML5
2 1 (11.11%) KnockoutJS
2 1 (11.11%) NHibernate
2 1 (11.11%) React
2 1 (11.11%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Clustering
1 2 (22.22%) Enterprise Software
1 2 (22.22%) Greenfield Project
1 2 (22.22%) Mainframe
1 2 (22.22%) N-Tier
2 1 (11.11%) e-Learning
2 1 (11.11%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 1 (11.11%) Mobile App
2 1 (11.11%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Windows
2 1 (11.11%) Android
2 1 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (55.56%) Software Engineering
2 3 (33.33%) Scrum
3 2 (22.22%) Change Control
3 2 (22.22%) DevOps
3 2 (22.22%) High Availability
3 2 (22.22%) SDLC
3 2 (22.22%) SOA
3 2 (22.22%) TDD
3 2 (22.22%) TOGAF
4 1 (11.11%) Android Development
4 1 (11.11%) BDD
4 1 (11.11%) Embedded Software Development
4 1 (11.11%) Machine Learning
4 1 (11.11%) Microservices
4 1 (11.11%) Multithreading
4 1 (11.11%) Open Source
4 1 (11.11%) Rapid Prototyping
4 1 (11.11%) Release Management
4 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 2 (22.22%) C#
2 2 (22.22%) Java
2 2 (22.22%) SQL
3 1 (11.11%) C
3 1 (11.11%) C++
3 1 (11.11%) PHP
3 1 (11.11%) Python
3 1 (11.11%) Ruby
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 1 (11.11%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Kibana