Period
to 17 November 2018

The median contractor rate for a Lead Developer was £488 per day in advertised job vacancies in the UK excluding London 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
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 342 362 432
Rank change year-on-year +20 +70 -24
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Developer 342 304 250
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.62% 0.57% 0.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.65% 0.59% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 249 214 172
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% +5.88% -1.16%
10th Percentile £363 £313 £325
90th Percentile £600 £600 £561
UK median daily rate £525 £513 £463
% change year-on-year +2.44% +10.81% -2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £43.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.65% - -
UK 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 UK excluding London. 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
UK excluding London
Contract vacancies in the UK excluding London with a recognized job title 52,214 51,140 55,310
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.87% 95.08% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 32,094 31,267 34,062
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £250 £225 £225
90th Percentile £575 £556 £548
UK median daily rate £450 £448 £425
% change year-on-year +0.56% +5.29% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,363 2,316 2,683
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.74 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.35% +1.37% -
10th Percentile £10.80 £10.63 £10.25
90th Percentile £48.18 £47.50 £45.75
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year -3.74% +3.89% -

Lead Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings that featured Lead Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Lead Developer in the UK excluding London

Lead Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Lead Developer in the UK excluding London

Lead Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Lead Developer in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 17 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Lead Developer in the UK excluding London

Lead Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Lead Developer in the UK excluding London

Lead Developer
Contract Job Locations in the UK excluding London

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 UK excluding London 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
South East +43 116 £550 +5.77% 39
North of England -7 68 £450 +2.86% 78
Midlands -24 49 £525 +40.00% 36
South West -5 39 £450 +5.88% 24
East of England -25 37 £520 +1.46% 31
North West +5 35 £425 - 49
Yorkshire -9 29 £450 +2.27% 23
West Midlands -26 29 £525 +55.56% 20
Scotland -26 22 £425 -5.67% 10
East Midlands +6 19 £500 +5.26% 16
Wales -13 9 £450 +20.00%
North East -2 4 £463 +8.82% 6
Northern Ireland - 3 £375 - 1
Lead Developer
UK

Lead Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London

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 UK excluding London region featuring Lead Developer in the job title.

1 190 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 117 (34.21%) Java
3 107 (31.29%) .NET
4 106 (30.99%) JavaScript
5 98 (28.65%) C#
6 89 (26.02%) HTML
7 88 (25.73%) TDD
8 84 (24.56%) CSS
9 83 (24.27%) SQL
10 71 (20.76%) Scrum
11 65 (19.01%) Web Services
12 63 (18.42%) ASP.NET
13 60 (17.54%) Finance
14 59 (17.25%) Spring
15 58 (16.96%) SQL Server
16 56 (16.37%) MVC
17 54 (15.79%) Microsoft Azure
18 53 (15.50%) RESTful
18 53 (15.50%) Microservices
19 48 (14.04%) Git (software)
19 48 (14.04%) Docker
20 47 (13.74%) Amazon AWS
20 47 (13.74%) Java 8
21 46 (13.45%) .NET Framework
21 46 (13.45%) JSON
21 46 (13.45%) XML
22 45 (13.16%) Oracle
22 45 (13.16%) HTML5
23 44 (12.87%) Maven
24 43 (12.57%) Continuous Integration

Lead Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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 13 (3.80%) Mule
2 12 (3.51%) Oracle Service Bus
2 12 (3.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 11 (3.22%) Confluence
4 8 (2.34%) Apache Spark
5 7 (2.05%) Drupal
5 7 (2.05%) JBoss
6 6 (1.75%) CMS
7 4 (1.17%) SAS
7 4 (1.17%) Sitecore CMS
7 4 (1.17%) Tomcat
7 4 (1.17%) Umbraco
7 4 (1.17%) WebLogic
8 3 (0.88%) Apache
9 2 (0.58%) EPiServer
9 2 (0.58%) IIS
9 2 (0.58%) Jetty
9 2 (0.58%) Joomla!
9 2 (0.58%) SharePoint
9 2 (0.58%) WordPress
Applications
1 8 (2.34%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.29%) Chatbot
2 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 10 (2.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.17%) AquaLogic BPM
2 4 (1.17%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.58%) Magento
4 1 (0.29%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.29%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (0.29%) HFM
4 1 (0.29%) Hyperion Planning
4 1 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.29%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.29%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.29%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 54 (15.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 47 (13.74%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (4.09%) GitHub
4 13 (3.80%) Serverless
5 10 (2.92%) SaaS
6 8 (2.34%) npm
7 7 (2.05%) IaaS
8 6 (1.75%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (1.75%) NuGet
8 6 (1.75%) PaaS
9 3 (0.88%) Amazon S3
9 3 (0.88%) Azure Functions
9 3 (0.88%) Dynamics 365
9 3 (0.88%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (0.58%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.58%) Amazon EMR
10 2 (0.58%) Amazon Glacier
10 2 (0.58%) Azure Data Factory
10 2 (0.58%) Trello
11 1 (0.29%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 14 (4.09%) HTTP
2 5 (1.46%) SMS
3 4 (1.17%) TCP/IP
4 3 (0.88%) Intranet
5 2 (0.58%) DSL
5 2 (0.58%) Extranet
5 2 (0.58%) SSL
6 1 (0.29%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (16.96%) SQL Server
2 35 (10.23%) NoSQL
3 20 (5.85%) MongoDB
3 20 (5.85%) Relational Database
4 16 (4.68%) Data Warehouse
4 16 (4.68%) MySQL
4 16 (4.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 11 (3.22%) Redis
5 11 (3.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 9 (2.63%) Big Data
6 9 (2.63%) DB2
6 9 (2.63%) RDBMS
7 8 (2.34%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 8 (2.34%) PostgreSQL
7 8 (2.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 7 (2.05%) Apache Hive
8 7 (2.05%) Hadoop
9 5 (1.46%) Apache Cassandra
9 5 (1.46%) Azure SQL Database
9 5 (1.46%) Riak
Development Applications
1 48 (14.04%) Git (software)
2 44 (12.87%) Maven
3 21 (6.14%) Jenkins
3 21 (6.14%) JIRA
4 19 (5.56%) JUnit
5 13 (3.80%) Selenium
6 12 (3.51%) Visual Studio
7 10 (2.92%) Team Foundation Server
8 9 (2.63%) TeamCity
9 8 (2.34%) Bitbucket
9 8 (2.34%) NUnit
9 8 (2.34%) Visual Studio Team System
10 7 (2.05%) Cucumber
10 7 (2.05%) MSTest
10 7 (2.05%) NetBeans
10 7 (2.05%) Octopus Deploy
11 6 (1.75%) Moq
11 6 (1.75%) SpecFlow
11 6 (1.75%) XMLUnit
11 6 (1.75%) xUnit.net
General
1 60 (17.54%) Finance
2 17 (4.97%) Marketing
3 15 (4.39%) Telecoms
4 14 (4.09%) Electronics
5 13 (3.80%) Banking
5 13 (3.80%) Manufacturing
6 6 (1.75%) Retail
7 5 (1.46%) Front Office
8 4 (1.17%) Billing
9 3 (0.88%) Games
9 3 (0.88%) Investment Banking
9 3 (0.88%) Law
10 2 (0.58%) Back Office
11 1 (0.29%) Advertising
11 1 (0.29%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.29%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 107 (31.29%) .NET
2 89 (26.02%) HTML
3 84 (24.56%) CSS
4 65 (19.01%) Web Services
5 63 (18.42%) ASP.NET
6 59 (17.25%) Spring
7 53 (15.50%) RESTful
8 46 (13.45%) .NET Framework
8 46 (13.45%) JSON
8 46 (13.45%) XML
9 45 (13.16%) HTML5
10 43 (12.57%) AngularJS
11 42 (12.28%) SOAP
12 40 (11.70%) ASP.NET Web API
13 39 (11.40%) REST
13 39 (11.40%) Spring Boot
14 38 (11.11%) Node.js
15 36 (10.53%) CSS3
16 34 (9.94%) React
17 33 (9.65%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 40 (11.70%) Greenfield Project
2 22 (6.43%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (4.39%) Enterprise Software
3 15 (4.39%) Self-Motivation
4 12 (3.51%) User Experience
5 7 (2.05%) Mobile App
6 6 (1.75%) Computer Science
6 6 (1.75%) iPad
7 4 (1.17%) Reference Data
8 3 (0.88%) Digital Media
8 3 (0.88%) NHS
8 3 (0.88%) N-Tier
9 2 (0.58%) Algorithms
9 2 (0.58%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (0.58%) New Media
10 1 (0.29%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.29%) Enterprise Cloud
10 1 (0.29%) Mobile Payment
10 1 (0.29%) Public Cloud
10 1 (0.29%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 12 (3.51%) Windows
2 10 (2.92%) Android
3 9 (2.63%) Apple iOS
3 9 (2.63%) Linux
4 5 (1.46%) Unix
5 4 (1.17%) CentOS
6 1 (0.29%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 190 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 88 (25.73%) TDD
3 71 (20.76%) Scrum
4 56 (16.37%) MVC
5 53 (15.50%) Microservices
6 43 (12.57%) Continuous Integration
7 41 (11.99%) Mentoring
8 37 (10.82%) BDD
9 36 (10.53%) OO
10 35 (10.23%) Problem-Solving
11 32 (9.36%) Software Engineering
12 30 (8.77%) Business Intelligence
12 30 (8.77%) Unit Testing
13 29 (8.48%) DevOps
13 29 (8.48%) ETL
13 29 (8.48%) Project Management
14 28 (8.19%) Test Automation
14 28 (8.19%) Web Development
15 25 (7.31%) SDLC
16 23 (6.73%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 117 (34.21%) Java
2 106 (30.99%) JavaScript
3 98 (28.65%) C#
4 83 (24.27%) SQL
5 47 (13.74%) Java 8
6 34 (9.94%) PHP
7 27 (7.89%) Python
8 16 (4.68%) XPath
9 14 (4.09%) T-SQL
10 13 (3.80%) Scala
11 9 (2.63%) Groovy
12 8 (2.34%) TypeScript
13 7 (2.05%) VBA
14 6 (1.75%) Perl
15 5 (1.46%) ABAP
15 5 (1.46%) XAML
16 4 (1.17%) C
16 4 (1.17%) PL/SQL
16 4 (1.17%) Shell Script
16 4 (1.17%) VB
Qualifications
1 18 (5.26%) Degree
2 6 (1.75%) BPSS Clearance
3 5 (1.46%) DBS Check
3 5 (1.46%) SC Cleared
3 5 (1.46%) Security Cleared
4 2 (0.58%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.29%) OCPJP
5 1 (0.29%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.46%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (1.17%) Data Quality
2 4 (1.17%) QA
3 2 (0.58%) IFRS
3 2 (0.58%) IFRS 9
3 2 (0.58%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.58%) TickIT
System Software
1 48 (14.04%) Docker
2 4 (1.17%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.29%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 24 (7.02%) Kubernetes
2 9 (2.63%) Terraform
3 6 (1.75%) Ansible
4 2 (0.58%) cPanel
4 2 (0.58%) Plesk
5 1 (0.29%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.29%) Puppet
5 1 (0.29%) SCCM
5 1 (0.29%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 45 (13.16%) Oracle
2 38 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 25 (7.31%) SAP
4 13 (3.80%) Talend
5 12 (3.51%) WSO2
6 8 (2.34%) Salesforce.com
7 7 (2.05%) Xamarin
8 5 (1.46%) Informatica
8 5 (1.46%) Sitecore
8 5 (1.46%) Teradata
8 5 (1.46%) Workday
9 4 (1.17%) Google
9 4 (1.17%) MuleSoft
9 4 (1.17%) Tableau
10 3 (0.88%) Cloudera
10 3 (0.88%) Red Hat
11 2 (0.58%) Ab Initio
11 2 (0.58%) Atlassian
11 2 (0.58%) IBM
11 2 (0.58%) ServiceNow