Period
to 17 November 2018

The median contractor rate for a Lead Developer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 17 November 2018.

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
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 190 185 191
Rank change year-on-year -5 +6 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Developer 39 19 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.62% 0.34% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.66% 0.35% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 13 12
South West median daily rate £450 £425 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +7.94% +12.50%
10th Percentile £373 £401 £336
90th Percentile £602 £638 £487
England median daily rate £538 £525 £475
% change year-on-year +2.38% +10.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £45.00 £43.00 -
% change year-on-year +4.65% - -

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 5,951 5,396 5,519
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.97% 95.32% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,737 3,380 3,580
South West median daily rate £425 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.68% +3.33% -
10th Percentile £251 £210 £213
90th Percentile £575 £538 £550
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 276 254 344
South West median hourly rate £38.14 £32.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.20% +28.00% -9.09%
10th Percentile £11.94 £11.39 £11.00
90th Percentile £49.00 £50.00 £46.18
England median hourly rate £18.44 £18.70 £18.16
% change year-on-year -1.39% +3.00% +0.97%

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 17 November 2018.

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 17 November 2018. 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 +5 20 £425 -32.00% 14
Wiltshire -14 10 £591 -1.46% 4
Devon +7 6 £498 - 2
Somerset -3 1 £575 +41.98% 1
Dorset - 1 £500 - 1
Gloucestershire - 1 £400 - 1
Lead Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 November 2018, 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 24 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (58.97%) .NET
3 20 (51.28%) C#
4 18 (46.15%) HTML
4 18 (46.15%) JavaScript
5 16 (41.03%) SQL
5 16 (41.03%) CSS
6 15 (38.46%) ASP.NET
6 15 (38.46%) Unit Testing
7 14 (35.90%) ASP.NET Web API
8 13 (33.33%) Node.js
9 12 (30.77%) .NET Framework
9 12 (30.77%) MVC
10 11 (28.21%) Web Development
10 11 (28.21%) Redux
11 10 (25.64%) Problem-Solving
11 10 (25.64%) Git (software)
11 10 (25.64%) Microsoft Azure
11 10 (25.64%) Scrum
11 10 (25.64%) Oracle
11 10 (25.64%) SQL Server
12 9 (23.08%) DevOps
12 9 (23.08%) Microservices
13 8 (20.51%) Strategic Thinking
13 8 (20.51%) Self-Motivation
13 8 (20.51%) Entity Framework
13 8 (20.51%) HTTP
13 8 (20.51%) Test Automation
13 8 (20.51%) Docker
14 7 (17.95%) JSON

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 2 (5.13%) IIS
2 1 (2.56%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (2.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (5.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.56%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 10 (25.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (15.38%) npm
2 6 (15.38%) NuGet
3 2 (5.13%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (5.13%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (2.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (20.51%) HTTP
2 1 (2.56%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (25.64%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.13%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.56%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 1 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.56%) GIS
3 1 (2.56%) MySQL
3 1 (2.56%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (2.56%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.56%) Power BI
3 1 (2.56%) QlikView
3 1 (2.56%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.56%) SAP BW
3 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (25.64%) Git (software)
2 6 (15.38%) Moq
2 6 (15.38%) Selenium
2 6 (15.38%) SpecFlow
2 6 (15.38%) XMLUnit
2 6 (15.38%) xUnit.net
3 3 (7.69%) Visual Studio
4 1 (2.56%) Bitbucket
4 1 (2.56%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.56%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (2.56%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (2.56%) WebStorm
General
1 6 (15.38%) Finance
2 3 (7.69%) Banking
3 1 (2.56%) Advertising
3 1 (2.56%) Marketing
3 1 (2.56%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (58.97%) .NET
2 18 (46.15%) HTML
3 16 (41.03%) CSS
4 15 (38.46%) ASP.NET
5 14 (35.90%) ASP.NET Web API
6 13 (33.33%) Node.js
7 12 (30.77%) .NET Framework
8 11 (28.21%) Redux
9 8 (20.51%) Entity Framework
10 7 (17.95%) ASP.NET Core
10 7 (17.95%) Code First Entity Framework
10 7 (17.95%) JSON
10 7 (17.95%) XML
11 6 (15.38%) Autofac
11 6 (15.38%) D3.js
11 6 (15.38%) HTML5
11 6 (15.38%) React
12 5 (12.82%) RESTful
13 4 (10.26%) Web Services
14 3 (7.69%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (20.51%) Self-Motivation
2 7 (17.95%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (7.69%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (2.56%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.56%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.13%) Unix
1 2 (5.13%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (38.46%) Unit Testing
3 12 (30.77%) MVC
4 11 (28.21%) Web Development
5 10 (25.64%) Problem-Solving
5 10 (25.64%) Scrum
6 9 (23.08%) DevOps
6 9 (23.08%) Microservices
7 8 (20.51%) Strategic Thinking
7 8 (20.51%) Test Automation
8 6 (15.38%) Dependency Injection
9 5 (12.82%) Mentoring
10 4 (10.26%) Front End Development
10 4 (10.26%) Migration
10 4 (10.26%) SDLC
11 3 (7.69%) TDD
11 3 (7.69%) UML
12 2 (5.13%) CRM
12 2 (5.13%) Data Modelling
12 2 (5.13%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 20 (51.28%) C#
2 18 (46.15%) JavaScript
3 16 (41.03%) SQL
4 3 (7.69%) Apex Code
5 2 (5.13%) Java
5 2 (5.13%) Java 8
5 2 (5.13%) PL/SQL
5 2 (5.13%) Shell Script
6 1 (2.56%) R
6 1 (2.56%) VB.NET
6 1 (2.56%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (2.56%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (2.56%) DBS Check
1 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (2.56%) SC Cleared
1 1 (2.56%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 8 (20.51%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (17.95%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 10 (25.64%) Oracle
2 4 (10.26%) Salesforce.com
3 3 (7.69%) Microsoft
4 2 (5.13%) Tableau
4 2 (5.13%) Talend
5 1 (2.56%) Infragistics
5 1 (2.56%) SAP
5 1 (2.56%) Siebel
5 1 (2.56%) Sitecore
5 1 (2.56%) Telerik