The median contractor rate for a Lead Developer was £355 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 28 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 / North West
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 127 133 141
Rank change year-on-year +6 +8  
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Developer 9 26 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.30% 0.69% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.73% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 18 11
Median daily rate £355 £439 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.08% -2.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £375 £438
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £500 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £33.50 -
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 the North West. 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
North West
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2771 3574 3449
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 93.84% 94.80% 94.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 1635 2225 1997
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £519
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 132 194
Median hourly rate £19.50 £15.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.00% -6.25%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.90 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.00 £43.43
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

Lead Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

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 3 months to 28 June 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 3 months to 28 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
Manchester +10 7 £355 -16.47% 13
Cheshire +2 1 £400 -20.00% 1
Lead Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 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 North West region featuring Lead Developer in the job title.

1 16 (84.21%) .NET
2 13 (68.42%) C#
3 12 (63.16%) JavaScript
3 12 (63.16%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (57.89%) HTML
5 10 (52.63%) CSS
5 10 (52.63%) MVC
6 7 (36.84%) Scrum
6 7 (36.84%) SQL Server
6 7 (36.84%) ASP.NET
7 6 (31.58%) TDD
7 6 (31.58%) ASP.NET Web API
8 5 (26.32%) Mentoring
8 5 (26.32%) jQuery
8 5 (26.32%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (26.32%) SQL
9 4 (21.05%) Java
9 4 (21.05%) Visual Studio
9 4 (21.05%) Web Services
9 4 (21.05%) HTML5
9 4 (21.05%) REST
10 3 (15.79%) ASP.NET MVC
10 3 (15.79%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (15.79%) SQL Server 2008
10 3 (15.79%) Umbraco
10 3 (15.79%) SQL Server 2014
10 3 (15.79%) Greenfield Project
10 3 (15.79%) CRM
10 3 (15.79%) Data Modelling
10 3 (15.79%) Microsoft

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 3 (15.79%) Umbraco
2 1 (5.26%) CMS
2 1 (5.26%) JBoss
Business Applications
1 3 (15.79%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (36.84%) SQL Server
2 3 (15.79%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (15.79%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (5.26%) Couchbase
3 1 (5.26%) MongoDB
3 1 (5.26%) MySQL
3 1 (5.26%) NoSQL
3 1 (5.26%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (21.05%) Visual Studio
2 3 (15.79%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (10.53%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (5.26%) Cucumber
4 1 (5.26%) Git (software)
4 1 (5.26%) JIRA
4 1 (5.26%) JUnit
4 1 (5.26%) NUnit
General
1 1 (5.26%) Banking
1 1 (5.26%) Finance
1 1 (5.26%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (84.21%) .NET
2 11 (57.89%) HTML
3 10 (52.63%) CSS
4 7 (36.84%) ASP.NET
5 6 (31.58%) ASP.NET Web API
6 5 (26.32%) jQuery
7 4 (21.05%) HTML5
7 4 (21.05%) REST
7 4 (21.05%) Web Services
8 3 (15.79%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (10.53%) .NET Framework
9 2 (10.53%) Ajax
9 2 (10.53%) AngularJS
9 2 (10.53%) Hibernate
9 2 (10.53%) Spring
9 2 (10.53%) WCF
10 1 (5.26%) CSS3
10 1 (5.26%) Node.js
10 1 (5.26%) WinForms
10 1 (5.26%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (5.26%) Algorithms
2 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.26%) iPad
2 1 (5.26%) Mobile App
2 1 (5.26%) User Experience
2 1 (5.26%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.26%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (63.16%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (52.63%) MVC
3 7 (36.84%) Scrum
4 6 (31.58%) TDD
5 5 (26.32%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (26.32%) Mentoring
6 3 (15.79%) CRM
6 3 (15.79%) Data Modelling
7 2 (10.53%) Responsive Web Design
7 2 (10.53%) Software Engineering
7 2 (10.53%) Web Design
8 1 (5.26%) B2B
8 1 (5.26%) Kanban
8 1 (5.26%) Mobile Application Development
8 1 (5.26%) Multithreading
8 1 (5.26%) OOD
8 1 (5.26%) Pair Programming
8 1 (5.26%) Refactoring
8 1 (5.26%) SOA
8 1 (5.26%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (68.42%) C#
2 12 (63.16%) JavaScript
3 5 (26.32%) SQL
4 4 (21.05%) Java
5 1 (5.26%) Groovy
5 1 (5.26%) Python
5 1 (5.26%) Ruby
5 1 (5.26%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle