The median contractor rate for a Lead Developer was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 27 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 / South East
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 236 236 229
Rank change year-on-year 0 -7  
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Developer 19 34 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.25% 0.38% 0.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.40% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 25 20
Median daily rate £525 £525 £431
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +21.73%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £403 £392
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £651 £500
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 the South East. 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
South East
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 7336 8545 8844
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 94.60% 95.02% 95.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 4290 5092 5052
Median daily rate £410 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 318 386 418
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.62 £16.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.24% +21.54%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £46.00 £40.00
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 South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East that featured Lead Developer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Lead Developer in the South East

Lead Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Lead Developer in the South East

Lead Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Lead Developer in the South East over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Lead Developer in the South East

Lead Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Lead Developer in the South East

Lead Developer
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 27 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
Berkshire +27 6 £525 +5.00% 4
Oxfordshire -3 5 £600 -7.83%
Hampshire +6 2 £513 +2.50% 8
West Sussex +5 2 - -
Surrey +2 2 £450 -25.00% 6
Kent - 1 £450 - 1
Lead Developer
England

Lead Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 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 South East region featuring Lead Developer in the job title.

1 22 (61.11%) Java
2 20 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (47.22%) TDD
4 12 (33.33%) SQL
5 10 (27.78%) .NET
5 10 (27.78%) SOA
5 10 (27.78%) Spring
6 9 (25.00%) Scrum
6 9 (25.00%) JavaScript
7 8 (22.22%) SOAP
7 8 (22.22%) Linux
7 8 (22.22%) REST
8 7 (19.44%) Apache Cassandra
8 7 (19.44%) Microsoft
9 6 (16.67%) MVC
9 6 (16.67%) OO
9 6 (16.67%) Oracle
9 6 (16.67%) SQL Server
9 6 (16.67%) Finance
9 6 (16.67%) NoSQL
9 6 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
9 6 (16.67%) DevOps
10 5 (13.89%) Spring Boot
10 5 (13.89%) Big Data
10 5 (13.89%) Mentoring
10 5 (13.89%) JSON
10 5 (13.89%) Security Cleared
10 5 (13.89%) Git (software)
10 5 (13.89%) C#
10 5 (13.89%) Web Services

Lead Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 (11.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (8.33%) nginx
2 3 (8.33%) SharePoint
3 2 (5.56%) Apache Spark
3 2 (5.56%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (2.78%) CMS
4 1 (2.78%) SAS
4 1 (2.78%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (2.78%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (2.78%) WebLogic
4 1 (2.78%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (5.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (8.33%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (2.78%) CloudSense
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.33%) DNS
1 3 (8.33%) Firewall
2 2 (5.56%) HTTP
2 2 (5.56%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (19.44%) Apache Cassandra
2 6 (16.67%) NoSQL
2 6 (16.67%) SQL Server
3 5 (13.89%) Big Data
4 4 (11.11%) Hadoop
5 3 (8.33%) Relational Database
6 2 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (5.56%) HBase
6 2 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (2.78%) Apache Hive
7 1 (2.78%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (2.78%) Data Lake
7 1 (2.78%) Impala
7 1 (2.78%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (2.78%) Power BI
7 1 (2.78%) RDBMS
7 1 (2.78%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 5 (13.89%) Git (software)
2 4 (11.11%) JUnit
3 3 (8.33%) Jenkins
3 3 (8.33%) Mockito
3 3 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (8.33%) Visual Studio
4 2 (5.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (5.56%) Subversion
4 2 (5.56%) Vagrant
5 1 (2.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (2.78%) Cucumber
5 1 (2.78%) JIRA
5 1 (2.78%) jMock
5 1 (2.78%) Maven
5 1 (2.78%) Selenium
General
1 6 (16.67%) Finance
2 4 (11.11%) Banking
3 2 (5.56%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.78%) Automotive
4 1 (2.78%) Electronics
4 1 (2.78%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.78%) Marketing
4 1 (2.78%) Military
4 1 (2.78%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (27.78%) .NET
1 10 (27.78%) Spring
2 8 (22.22%) REST
2 8 (22.22%) SOAP
3 5 (13.89%) JSON
3 5 (13.89%) Spring Boot
3 5 (13.89%) Web Services
4 4 (11.11%) J2EE
4 4 (11.11%) Java EE
4 4 (11.11%) Node.js
4 4 (11.11%) XML
4 4 (11.11%) XSLT
5 3 (8.33%) JMS
5 3 (8.33%) OAuth2
5 3 (8.33%) RESTful
5 3 (8.33%) SAML
6 2 (5.56%) ASP.NET
6 2 (5.56%) HTML
6 2 (5.56%) Middleware
6 2 (5.56%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.11%) Client/Server
1 4 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (8.33%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (2.78%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.78%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.78%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 8 (22.22%) Linux
2 5 (13.89%) Unix
3 1 (2.78%) Android
3 1 (2.78%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (47.22%) TDD
3 10 (27.78%) SOA
4 9 (25.00%) Scrum
5 6 (16.67%) DevOps
5 6 (16.67%) MVC
5 6 (16.67%) OO
6 5 (13.89%) Mentoring
7 4 (11.11%) Open Source
7 4 (11.11%) Service Design
8 3 (8.33%) BDD
8 3 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (8.33%) Load Balancing
8 3 (8.33%) Microservices
8 3 (8.33%) Use Case
8 3 (8.33%) User Stories
9 2 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
9 2 (5.56%) CRM
9 2 (5.56%) Mathematics
9 2 (5.56%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 22 (61.11%) Java
2 12 (33.33%) SQL
3 9 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 5 (13.89%) C#
5 4 (11.11%) Python
6 3 (8.33%) T-SQL
6 3 (8.33%) VB.NET
7 2 (5.56%) C
8 1 (2.78%) C++
8 1 (2.78%) DCL
8 1 (2.78%) Scala
8 1 (2.78%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (13.89%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.56%) Degree
2 2 (5.56%) HNC
3 1 (2.78%) CFA
3 1 (2.78%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) ISO 20022
System Software
1 4 (11.11%) Docker
2 1 (2.78%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 4 (11.11%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (11.11%) Puppet
2 2 (5.56%) Ansible
2 2 (5.56%) Kubernetes
3 1 (2.78%) Oozie
Vendors
1 7 (19.44%) Microsoft
2 6 (16.67%) Oracle
3 3 (8.33%) Apigee
3 3 (8.33%) HP
4 2 (5.56%) Serena
5 1 (2.78%) Blue Prism
5 1 (2.78%) BT
5 1 (2.78%) IBM
5 1 (2.78%) SAP
5 1 (2.78%) Sitecore
5 1 (2.78%) Teradata
5 1 (2.78%) Veritas
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