The median contractor rate for a Lead Developer was £413 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Lead Developer
England / South East
Rank 225 218 221
Rank change year-on-year -7 +3  
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Developer 15 47 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.19% 0.51% 0.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.54% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 27 20
Median daily rate £413 £500 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.50% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £375 £393
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £600 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £438 £400
% change year-on-year -8.57% +9.37%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 8
Median hourly rate £55.00 - £34.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 - £34.00

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 7272 8761 9239
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 94.04% 95.01% 94.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 4116 5354 4947
Median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 379 377 446
Median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £18.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +5.82%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

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 26 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 26 March 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 +25 6 £325 -38.09% 1
Buckinghamshire -10 3 £413 +3.12% 2
Hampshire +11 2 £359 -15.58% 8
Oxfordshire -11 2 £520 +38.66% 1
East Sussex +4 1 £525 +31.25% 1
Kent +4 1 £525 - 2
Lead Developer
England

Lead Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 20 (46.51%) Java
2 19 (44.19%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (34.88%) TDD
4 11 (25.58%) JavaScript
5 10 (23.26%) HTML
6 9 (20.93%) MVC
6 9 (20.93%) SQL
6 9 (20.93%) Oracle
7 8 (18.60%) Scrum
7 8 (18.60%) Spring
7 8 (18.60%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (18.60%) Git (software)
8 7 (16.28%) Finance
8 7 (16.28%) C#
8 7 (16.28%) CSS
8 7 (16.28%) OO
8 7 (16.28%) JMS
8 7 (16.28%) Middleware
9 6 (13.95%) Microsoft
9 6 (13.95%) Apache
9 6 (13.95%) Linux
9 6 (13.95%) SOAP
9 6 (13.95%) .NET
9 6 (13.95%) J2EE
9 6 (13.95%) SQL Server
9 6 (13.95%) Hibernate
9 6 (13.95%) Web Development
9 6 (13.95%) REST
9 6 (13.95%) Mockito
10 5 (11.63%) HTML5

Lead Developer Skill Set
Top Related 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 6 (13.95%) Apache
2 5 (11.63%) Apache Spark
3 3 (6.98%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 3 (6.98%) SharePoint
3 3 (6.98%) WebSphere
4 2 (4.65%) WebLogic
5 1 (2.33%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (2.33%) CMS
5 1 (2.33%) GemFire
5 1 (2.33%) SAS
5 1 (2.33%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (2.33%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (2.33%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (2.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.65%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (2.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.65%) GitHub
1 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.33%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.33%) CloudSense
2 1 (2.33%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.30%) HTTP
1 4 (9.30%) HTTPS
2 1 (2.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.95%) SQL Server
2 5 (11.63%) Hadoop
3 4 (9.30%) Big Data
3 4 (9.30%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (4.65%) Apache Hive
4 2 (4.65%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (4.65%) QlikView
5 1 (2.33%) Cognos Transformer
5 1 (2.33%) HBase
5 1 (2.33%) Impala
5 1 (2.33%) MongoDB
5 1 (2.33%) MySQL
5 1 (2.33%) NoSQL
5 1 (2.33%) OLTP
5 1 (2.33%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (2.33%) Qlik Sense
5 1 (2.33%) RDBMS
5 1 (2.33%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.33%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 8 (18.60%) Git (software)
2 6 (13.95%) Mockito
3 5 (11.63%) JUnit
3 5 (11.63%) Maven
4 4 (9.30%) Jasmine
4 4 (9.30%) Selenium
5 3 (6.98%) Bower
5 3 (6.98%) gulp
5 3 (6.98%) JIRA
5 3 (6.98%) jMock
5 3 (6.98%) Subversion
5 3 (6.98%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (4.65%) Jenkins
6 2 (4.65%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 2 (4.65%) Visual Studio
7 1 (2.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (2.33%) Cucumber
7 1 (2.33%) Eclipse
7 1 (2.33%) Gradle
7 1 (2.33%) SpecFlow
General
1 7 (16.28%) Finance
2 5 (11.63%) Banking
3 2 (4.65%) Investment Banking
3 2 (4.65%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.33%) Automotive
4 1 (2.33%) Electronics
4 1 (2.33%) Law
4 1 (2.33%) Marketing
4 1 (2.33%) Publishing
4 1 (2.33%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (23.26%) HTML
2 8 (18.60%) Spring
3 7 (16.28%) CSS
3 7 (16.28%) JMS
3 7 (16.28%) Middleware
4 6 (13.95%) .NET
4 6 (13.95%) Hibernate
4 6 (13.95%) J2EE
4 6 (13.95%) REST
4 6 (13.95%) SOAP
5 5 (11.63%) CSS3
5 5 (11.63%) HTML5
5 5 (11.63%) Web Services
6 4 (9.30%) ActiveMQ
6 4 (9.30%) AngularJS
6 4 (9.30%) Node.js
6 4 (9.30%) Spring MVC
6 4 (9.30%) XML
7 3 (6.98%) Sass
7 3 (6.98%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.63%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (9.30%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (6.98%) User Experience
4 2 (4.65%) Computer Science
4 2 (4.65%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.33%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (2.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (13.95%) Linux
2 3 (6.98%) Unix
3 2 (4.65%) Android
4 1 (2.33%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (44.19%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (34.88%) TDD
3 9 (20.93%) MVC
4 8 (18.60%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (18.60%) Scrum
5 7 (16.28%) OO
6 6 (13.95%) Web Development
7 4 (9.30%) BDD
7 4 (9.30%) Build Automation
7 4 (9.30%) Front End Development
7 4 (9.30%) Mentoring
7 4 (9.30%) Multithreading
7 4 (9.30%) SOA
7 4 (9.30%) UML
7 4 (9.30%) Unit Testing
8 3 (6.98%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (6.98%) Cryptography
8 3 (6.98%) Data Modelling
8 3 (6.98%) Release Management
8 3 (6.98%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 20 (46.51%) Java
2 11 (25.58%) JavaScript
3 9 (20.93%) SQL
4 7 (16.28%) C#
5 3 (6.98%) Python
5 3 (6.98%) Scala
6 2 (4.65%) Perl
6 2 (4.65%) PHP
6 2 (4.65%) T-SQL
7 1 (2.33%) C
7 1 (2.33%) MATLAB
7 1 (2.33%) Ruby
7 1 (2.33%) Shell Script
7 1 (2.33%) VB
7 1 (2.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (6.98%) Degree
2 1 (2.33%) HNC
2 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.98%) PA-DSS
1 3 (6.98%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.33%) QA
2 1 (2.33%) SDET
System Software
1 1 (2.33%) Apache Flume
1 1 (2.33%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 1 (2.33%) AirWatch
1 1 (2.33%) Oozie
Vendors
1 9 (20.93%) Oracle
2 6 (13.95%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.65%) Cognos
3 2 (4.65%) SAP
3 2 (4.65%) Teradata
4 1 (2.33%) Ab Initio
4 1 (2.33%) HP
4 1 (2.33%) Jaspersoft
4 1 (2.33%) MicroStrategy
4 1 (2.33%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.33%) Serena
4 1 (2.33%) ServiceNow
4 1 (2.33%) Sitecore
4 1 (2.33%) Tableau
4 1 (2.33%) VMware
4 1 (2.33%) Xamarin
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