The median contractor rate for a Lead Developer was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in Reading 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
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 52 67 66
Rank change year-on-year +15 -1  
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Developer 4 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.69% 0.23% 0.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.76% 0.24% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 3
Median daily rate £525 £500 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +25.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £55.00 - -
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 Reading. 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
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 527 822 776
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 91.33% 93.73% 93.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 924 1592 1529
Median daily rate £400 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £530 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £399 £365
% change year-on-year +0.25% +9.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 126 219
Median hourly rate £16.00 £21.33 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.98% -1.02%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.25 £9.13 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 £33.75 £30.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +9.37%  

Lead Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

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

Job vacancy trend for Lead Developer in Reading

Lead Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Lead Developer in Reading

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

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 Reading region featuring Lead Developer in the job title.

1 6 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 5 (71.43%) JavaScript
2 5 (71.43%) .NET
2 5 (71.43%) Finance
3 4 (57.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (57.14%) SQL
3 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
4 3 (42.86%) J2EE
4 3 (42.86%) Java
4 3 (42.86%) SOAP
4 3 (42.86%) XML
4 3 (42.86%) XSLT
4 3 (42.86%) SAML
4 3 (42.86%) Firewall
4 3 (42.86%) Linux
4 3 (42.86%) Python
4 3 (42.86%) SharePoint
4 3 (42.86%) SOA
4 3 (42.86%) DNS
4 3 (42.86%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (42.86%) Apache Cassandra
4 3 (42.86%) Node.js
4 3 (42.86%) REST
4 3 (42.86%) User Stories
4 3 (42.86%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (42.86%) OAuth2
4 3 (42.86%) JSON
4 3 (42.86%) Load Balancing
4 3 (42.86%) Use Case
4 3 (42.86%) nginx

Lead Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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 (42.86%) nginx
1 3 (42.86%) SharePoint
2 1 (14.29%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (14.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (42.86%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (42.86%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) DNS
1 3 (42.86%) Firewall
2 2 (28.57%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
2 3 (42.86%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (28.57%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (14.29%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (14.29%) Power BI
4 1 (14.29%) RDBMS
4 1 (14.29%) Relational Database
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 2 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (28.57%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (71.43%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Banking
2 1 (14.29%) Electronics
2 1 (14.29%) Manufacturing
2 1 (14.29%) Marketing
2 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (71.43%) .NET
2 3 (42.86%) J2EE
2 3 (42.86%) JSON
2 3 (42.86%) Node.js
2 3 (42.86%) OAuth2
2 3 (42.86%) REST
2 3 (42.86%) SAML
2 3 (42.86%) SOAP
2 3 (42.86%) XML
2 3 (42.86%) XSLT
3 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Enterprise Software
1 3 (42.86%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (42.86%) Load Balancing
1 3 (42.86%) Scrum
1 3 (42.86%) SOA
1 3 (42.86%) Use Case
1 3 (42.86%) User Stories
2 2 (28.57%) CRM
2 2 (28.57%) Line Management
2 2 (28.57%) Mathematics
2 2 (28.57%) MVC
2 2 (28.57%) Quality Management
3 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (14.29%) Complex ETL
3 1 (14.29%) Data Modelling
3 1 (14.29%) Digital Marketing
3 1 (14.29%) ETL
3 1 (14.29%) Inmon Methodology
3 1 (14.29%) Kimball Methodology
3 1 (14.29%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) JavaScript
2 4 (57.14%) SQL
3 3 (42.86%) Java
3 3 (42.86%) Python
4 2 (28.57%) C
4 2 (28.57%) C#
5 1 (14.29%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) Degree
1 2 (28.57%) HNC
1 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 3 (42.86%) Apigee
3 2 (28.57%) HP
3 2 (28.57%) Serena
4 1 (14.29%) Oracle
4 1 (14.29%) SAP
4 1 (14.29%) Teradata