Period
to 20 February 2019

The median contractor rate for a Lead Developer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 20 February 2019.

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 West
6 months to
20 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 200 169 188
Rank change year-on-year -31 +19 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Developer 22 22 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.34% 0.42% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.44% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 12 12
South West median daily rate £500 £450 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +21.62% -1.33%
10th Percentile £446 £400 £338
90th Percentile £668 £638 £435
England median daily rate £550 £525 £475
% change year-on-year +4.76% +10.53% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £43.00 -
% change year-on-year -18.60% - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West. 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 West
Contract vacancies in the South West with a recognized job title 6,085 4,960 5,169
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.86% 95.04% 95.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,893 3,105 3,364
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £258 £213 £210
90th Percentile £600 £550 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 296 240 357
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.00% -9.09% -26.67%
10th Percentile £11.51 £11.59 £11.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.55 £47.50
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £18.50
% change year-on-year - +1.08% -

Lead Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for Lead Developer in the South West

Lead Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Lead Developer in the South West

Lead Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Lead Developer in the South West over the 6 months to 20 February 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Lead Developer in the South West

Lead Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Lead Developer in the South West

Lead Developer
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 6 months to 20 February 2019. 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
Bristol -14 13 £500 -20.00% 14
Wiltshire -46 5 £550 +22.22% 3
Somerset +5 2 £575 +41.98% 2
Devon +2 1 - - 4
Dorset - 1 £500 - 1
Lead Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 February 2019, Lead Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the South West region featuring Lead Developer in the job title.

1 12 (54.55%) .NET
2 11 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 10 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (40.91%) C#
4 9 (40.91%) HTML
4 9 (40.91%) Microsoft Azure
5 8 (36.36%) CSS
6 7 (31.82%) SQL
6 7 (31.82%) Scrum
6 7 (31.82%) ASP.NET Web API
7 6 (27.27%) React
7 6 (27.27%) Node.js
7 6 (27.27%) SQL Server
8 5 (22.73%) CRM
8 5 (22.73%) Microsoft
8 5 (22.73%) TDD
8 5 (22.73%) Unit Testing
8 5 (22.73%) CSS3
9 4 (18.18%) AngularJS
9 4 (18.18%) HTML5
9 4 (18.18%) Front End Development
9 4 (18.18%) Dynamics 365
9 4 (18.18%) .NET Core
9 4 (18.18%) Dynamics CRM
9 4 (18.18%) Finance
9 4 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
10 3 (13.64%) SAP
10 3 (13.64%) ASP.NET
10 3 (13.64%) SharePoint
10 3 (13.64%) T-SQL

Lead Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South 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 (13.64%) SharePoint
2 2 (9.09%) CMS
3 1 (4.55%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (18.18%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (40.91%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (18.18%) Dynamics 365
3 2 (9.09%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (9.09%) Azure Functions
3 2 (9.09%) Office 365
3 2 (9.09%) Serverless
4 1 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (27.27%) SQL Server
2 2 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (9.09%) MongoDB
2 2 (9.09%) Power BI
2 2 (9.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (4.55%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 1 (4.55%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (4.55%) GIS
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (4.55%) QlikView
3 1 (4.55%) SAP BW
3 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (13.64%) Visual Studio Team System
2 2 (9.09%) Visual Studio
3 1 (4.55%) Git (software)
3 1 (4.55%) Jenkins
General
1 4 (18.18%) Finance
2 2 (9.09%) Electronics
2 2 (9.09%) Manufacturing
2 2 (9.09%) Marketing
2 2 (9.09%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.55%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (54.55%) .NET
2 9 (40.91%) HTML
3 8 (36.36%) CSS
4 7 (31.82%) ASP.NET Web API
5 6 (27.27%) Node.js
5 6 (27.27%) React
6 5 (22.73%) CSS3
7 4 (18.18%) .NET Core
7 4 (18.18%) AngularJS
7 4 (18.18%) HTML5
8 3 (13.64%) ASP.NET
8 3 (13.64%) jQuery
8 3 (13.64%) Redux
9 2 (9.09%) Hibernate
9 2 (9.09%) RESTful
9 2 (9.09%) Spring
9 2 (9.09%) WCF
10 1 (4.55%) Apache Cordova
10 1 (4.55%) REST
10 1 (4.55%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (4.55%) Mobile App
2 1 (4.55%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.55%) Android
1 1 (4.55%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (31.82%) Scrum
3 5 (22.73%) CRM
3 5 (22.73%) TDD
3 5 (22.73%) Unit Testing
4 4 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (18.18%) Front End Development
5 3 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (13.64%) Microservices
5 3 (13.64%) Workflow
6 2 (9.09%) B2C
6 2 (9.09%) BDD
6 2 (9.09%) Decision-Making
6 2 (9.09%) DevOps
6 2 (9.09%) Digital Marketing
6 2 (9.09%) Mentoring
6 2 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
6 2 (9.09%) Programme Management
7 1 (4.55%) Migration
7 1 (4.55%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 11 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 9 (40.91%) C#
3 7 (31.82%) SQL
4 3 (13.64%) T-SQL
5 2 (9.09%) Java
5 2 (9.09%) Java 8
6 1 (4.55%) PowerShell
6 1 (4.55%) R
Qualifications
1 2 (9.09%) SC Cleared
1 2 (9.09%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.55%) CTC Cleared
2 1 (4.55%) MCAD
2 1 (4.55%) MCPD
2 1 (4.55%) MCSD
2 1 (4.55%) MCTS
2 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 2 (9.09%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (22.73%) Microsoft
2 3 (13.64%) SAP
3 1 (4.55%) Adobe
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle
3 1 (4.55%) PeopleSoft
3 1 (4.55%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (4.55%) Sencha
3 1 (4.55%) Sitecore
3 1 (4.55%) Tableau