Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Lead Developer was £413 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 23 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 > North West
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 182 195 223
Rank change year-on-year +13 +28 -42
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Developer 24 33 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.42% 0.48% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.44% 0.51% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 22 17
North West median daily rate £413 £425 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% -15.00% +33.33%
10th Percentile £381 £320 £366
90th Percentile £556 £523 £560
England median daily rate £525 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +10.53% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
North West median hourly rate £43.00 - -
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 the North West. 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
North West
Contract vacancies in the North West with a recognized job title 5417 6452 8088
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.99% 94.40% 94.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 3422 4154 4835
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £250 £250 £233
90th Percentile £588 £550 £570
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 261 233 402
North West median hourly rate £17.74 £16.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.88% -20.00% +25.00%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £45.60 £50.00
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

Lead Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Lead Developer in the North West

Lead Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Lead Developer in the North West

Lead Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Lead Developer in the North West over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Lead Developer in the North West

Lead Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Lead Developer in the North West

Lead Developer
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 6 months to 23 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
Manchester +5 17 £400 -5.88% 8
Cheshire +2 4 £488 +18.18% 9
Cumbria - 1 - -
Lancashire - 1 - - 1
Lead Developer
England

Lead Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 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 North West region featuring Lead Developer in the job title.

1 11 (45.83%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (45.83%) Java
2 10 (41.67%) .NET
3 8 (33.33%) Web Services
4 7 (29.17%) JUnit
5 6 (25.00%) C#
5 6 (25.00%) JavaScript
5 6 (25.00%) Apache CXF
5 6 (25.00%) Waterfall
5 6 (25.00%) Apache Camel
6 5 (20.83%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (20.83%) Test Automation
6 5 (20.83%) CRM
6 5 (20.83%) Finance
7 4 (16.67%) CMS
7 4 (16.67%) Middleware
7 4 (16.67%) TDD
7 4 (16.67%) Banking
7 4 (16.67%) Data Management
7 4 (16.67%) Content Management
7 4 (16.67%) ERP
7 4 (16.67%) HTML
7 4 (16.67%) Unit Testing
7 4 (16.67%) Mentoring
8 3 (12.50%) Target Operating Model
8 3 (12.50%) Software Engineering
8 3 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (12.50%) Git (software)
8 3 (12.50%) Business Transformation
8 3 (12.50%) SOLID

Lead Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 4 (16.67%) CMS
2 2 (8.33%) SAS
3 1 (4.17%) CICS
3 1 (4.17%) SharePoint
3 1 (4.17%) Umbraco
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (4.17%) Office 365
1 1 (4.17%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.33%) Base SAS
1 2 (8.33%) SAS Data Integration Studio
1 2 (8.33%) SAS Enterprise Guide
2 1 (4.17%) MySQL
2 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (4.17%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (29.17%) JUnit
2 3 (12.50%) Git (software)
3 1 (4.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (4.17%) Eclipse
3 1 (4.17%) Hudson
3 1 (4.17%) JIRA
3 1 (4.17%) Mockito
3 1 (4.17%) MyEclipse
3 1 (4.17%) NUnit
3 1 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (4.17%) TeamCity
3 1 (4.17%) Visual Studio
3 1 (4.17%) Xcode
General
1 5 (20.83%) Finance
2 4 (16.67%) Banking
3 2 (8.33%) Retail
4 1 (4.17%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (41.67%) .NET
2 8 (33.33%) Web Services
3 6 (25.00%) Apache Camel
3 6 (25.00%) Apache CXF
4 4 (16.67%) HTML
4 4 (16.67%) Middleware
5 3 (12.50%) CSS
6 2 (8.33%) ASP.NET
6 2 (8.33%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (4.17%) AngularJS
7 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (4.17%) EJB 3.0
7 1 (4.17%) Entity Framework
7 1 (4.17%) JPA
7 1 (4.17%) jQuery
7 1 (4.17%) JSON
7 1 (4.17%) KnockoutJS
7 1 (4.17%) PhoneGap
7 1 (4.17%) Visualforce
7 1 (4.17%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.17%) IBM Mainframe
1 1 (4.17%) Mainframe
1 1 (4.17%) N-Tier
1 1 (4.17%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.17%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (45.83%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (25.00%) Waterfall
3 5 (20.83%) Continuous Improvement
3 5 (20.83%) CRM
3 5 (20.83%) Test Automation
4 4 (16.67%) Content Management
4 4 (16.67%) Data Management
4 4 (16.67%) ERP
4 4 (16.67%) Mentoring
4 4 (16.67%) TDD
4 4 (16.67%) Unit Testing
5 3 (12.50%) Business Transformation
5 3 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (12.50%) Identity Access Management
5 3 (12.50%) MVC
5 3 (12.50%) Software Engineering
5 3 (12.50%) SOLID
5 3 (12.50%) Target Operating Model
6 2 (8.33%) Data Analysis
6 2 (8.33%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 11 (45.83%) Java
2 6 (25.00%) C#
2 6 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (8.33%) SQL
4 1 (4.17%) ABAP
4 1 (4.17%) Apex Code
4 1 (4.17%) Apple Swift
4 1 (4.17%) C++
4 1 (4.17%) COBOL
4 1 (4.17%) Ruby
4 1 (4.17%) T-SQL
4 1 (4.17%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1 (4.17%) Degree
1 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
1 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 1 (4.17%) Apple
1 1 (4.17%) IBM
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle
1 1 (4.17%) Salesforce.com
1 1 (4.17%) SAP