Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Lead Developer was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East 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 > South East
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 313 326 310
Rank change year-on-year +13 -16 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Developer 63 55 93
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.37% 0.33% 0.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.40% 0.35% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 25 70
South East median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -5.56%
10th Percentile £400 £320 £313
90th Percentile £625 £638 £488
England median daily rate £525 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +10.53% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South East median hourly rate - - -
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 South East. 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
South East
Contract vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 15913 15669 18329
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.51% 93.96% 94.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 9442 9313 10771
South East median daily rate £415 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% +6.90%
10th Percentile £238 £225 £230
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 648 785 923
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.63 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.28% +6.08% +15.63%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.25 £10.28
90th Percentile £48.75 £49.46 £47.50
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 South East

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

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 6 months to 23 November 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 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
Thames Valley +18 35 £475 -5.00% 12
Buckinghamshire -7 15 £475 - 3
Oxfordshire +9 14 £588 +2.17% 4
Surrey -5 12 £575 +33.72% 5
West Sussex -4 8 £451 +23.00%
Berkshire -3 6 £431 +20.63% 5
Hampshire -4 4 £475 +35.71% 7
East Sussex +2 2 £275 - 3
Kent -11 1 £525 - 2
Lead Developer
England

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

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 South East region featuring Lead Developer in the job title.

1 40 (63.49%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (61.90%) Java
3 25 (39.68%) JavaScript
3 25 (39.68%) AngularJS
4 24 (38.10%) TDD
5 21 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
6 19 (30.16%) Spring
7 18 (28.57%) JUnit
8 16 (25.40%) Git (software)
9 15 (23.81%) Amazon AWS
9 15 (23.81%) REST
9 15 (23.81%) Hibernate
10 14 (22.22%) C#
10 14 (22.22%) HTTP
11 13 (20.63%) SQL Server
11 13 (20.63%) Ansible
11 13 (20.63%) Mockito
11 13 (20.63%) Unit Testing
12 12 (19.05%) jQuery
12 12 (19.05%) BDD
12 12 (19.05%) Docker
12 12 (19.05%) DevOps
12 12 (19.05%) Jenkins
12 12 (19.05%) Node.js
12 12 (19.05%) Linux
12 12 (19.05%) Scrum
13 11 (17.46%) Web Services
13 11 (17.46%) .NET
13 11 (17.46%) J2EE
13 11 (17.46%) Twitter Bootstrap

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 8 (12.70%) CMS
1 8 (12.70%) Tomcat
2 7 (11.11%) Apache
2 7 (11.11%) WebSphere
3 3 (4.76%) Confluence
3 3 (4.76%) Mongoose
4 2 (3.17%) NServiceBus
5 1 (1.59%) Apache Spark
5 1 (1.59%) Apache TomEE
5 1 (1.59%) EPiServer
5 1 (1.59%) GlassFish
5 1 (1.59%) IIS
5 1 (1.59%) JBoss
5 1 (1.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (1.59%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.59%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (1.59%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.59%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.59%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 15 (23.81%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (6.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (4.76%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 2 (3.17%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (1.59%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (1.59%) GitHub
5 1 (1.59%) Google App Engine
5 1 (1.59%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (1.59%) Google Compute Engine
5 1 (1.59%) Route 53
5 1 (1.59%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 14 (22.22%) HTTP
2 3 (4.76%) Internet
3 1 (1.59%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (20.63%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.94%) NoSQL
3 4 (6.35%) MongoDB
4 3 (4.76%) MySQL
4 3 (4.76%) Redis
4 3 (4.76%) Relational Database
5 2 (3.17%) Big Data
5 2 (3.17%) Hadoop
5 2 (3.17%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.59%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (1.59%) Data Mining
6 1 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.59%) HBase
6 1 (1.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 18 (28.57%) JUnit
2 16 (25.40%) Git (software)
3 13 (20.63%) Mockito
4 12 (19.05%) Jenkins
5 10 (15.87%) Maven
6 8 (12.70%) Ant
6 8 (12.70%) Subversion
7 6 (9.52%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (9.52%) Visual Studio
8 5 (7.94%) JIRA
9 3 (4.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 3 (4.76%) Vagrant
10 2 (3.17%) jMock
10 2 (3.17%) Octopus Deploy
10 2 (3.17%) TeamCity
11 1 (1.59%) Bitbucket
11 1 (1.59%) Cucumber
11 1 (1.59%) FishEye
11 1 (1.59%) Selenium
11 1 (1.59%) Visual Composer
General
1 9 (14.29%) Finance
2 6 (9.52%) Publishing
3 4 (6.35%) Banking
4 1 (1.59%) Back Office
4 1 (1.59%) Local Government
4 1 (1.59%) Marketing
4 1 (1.59%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (39.68%) AngularJS
2 19 (30.16%) Spring
3 15 (23.81%) Hibernate
3 15 (23.81%) REST
4 12 (19.05%) jQuery
4 12 (19.05%) Node.js
5 11 (17.46%) .NET
5 11 (17.46%) J2EE
5 11 (17.46%) React
5 11 (17.46%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 11 (17.46%) Web Services
6 10 (15.87%) CSS
6 10 (15.87%) HTML
7 9 (14.29%) SOAP
8 7 (11.11%) Apache CXF
8 7 (11.11%) JDBC
8 7 (11.11%) JSON
9 6 (9.52%) Spring Boot
10 4 (6.35%) ASP.NET
11 3 (4.76%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.76%) Mobile App
1 3 (4.76%) New Media
2 2 (3.17%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (1.59%) Algorithms
3 1 (1.59%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.59%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (1.59%) Enterprise Cloud
3 1 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.59%) Life Science
3 1 (1.59%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 12 (19.05%) Linux
2 2 (3.17%) Unix
3 1 (1.59%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (63.49%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (38.10%) TDD
3 21 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
4 13 (20.63%) Unit Testing
5 12 (19.05%) BDD
5 12 (19.05%) DevOps
5 12 (19.05%) Scrum
6 10 (15.87%) Mentoring
6 10 (15.87%) Test Automation
7 9 (14.29%) MVC
8 8 (12.70%) CRM
9 7 (11.11%) Configuration Management
10 6 (9.52%) Microservices
11 5 (7.94%) Build Automation
11 5 (7.94%) Coaching
11 5 (7.94%) ETL
11 5 (7.94%) Kanban
11 5 (7.94%) Migration
11 5 (7.94%) OO
11 5 (7.94%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 39 (61.90%) Java
2 25 (39.68%) JavaScript
3 14 (22.22%) C#
4 7 (11.11%) SQL
5 4 (6.35%) Scala
6 3 (4.76%) Bash Shell
6 3 (4.76%) ES6
6 3 (4.76%) PHP
6 3 (4.76%) PowerShell
6 3 (4.76%) Python
6 3 (4.76%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.59%) PHP 4
7 1 (1.59%) PHP 5
7 1 (1.59%) PHP 7
7 1 (1.59%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.59%) Ruby
7 1 (1.59%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.59%) X++
Qualifications
1 4 (6.35%) SC Cleared
1 4 (6.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.59%) QA
System Software
1 12 (19.05%) Docker
Systems Management
1 13 (20.63%) Ansible
2 8 (12.70%) Puppet
3 7 (11.11%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.59%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.59%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 7 (11.11%) IBM
2 6 (9.52%) Oracle
3 4 (6.35%) Microsoft
4 2 (3.17%) Google
4 2 (3.17%) Sitecore
4 2 (3.17%) VMware
5 1 (1.59%) Cloudera
5 1 (1.59%) HP
5 1 (1.59%) Red Hat