Period
to 20 January 2019

The median contractor rate for a Lead Developer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in the UK excluding London during the 6 months to 20 January 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
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 366 323 425
Rank change year-on-year -43 +102 -32
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Developer 321 360 230
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.62% 0.70% 0.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.65% 0.74% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 220 252 161
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £363 £319 £325
90th Percentile £600 £600 £575
UK median daily rate £530 £513 £475
% change year-on-year +3.41% +7.89% +5.56%
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 £40.00 £43.00 -
% change year-on-year -6.98% - -

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 49,376 48,791 50,093
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.82% 95.00% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 30,598 29,993 30,859
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £250 £225 £220
90th Percentile £575 £573 £550
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,173 2,157 2,608
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £45.25
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +1.08% +2.78% -4.48%

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 20 January 2019.

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 20 January 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
South East +8 90 £525 +10.53% 34
Midlands -2 64 £525 +40.00% 32
North of England -33 53 £450 +2.86% 54
East of England -20 44 £525 +0.96% 21
West Midlands -32 41 £525 +50.00% 17
South West -18 32 £460 +6.67% 22
North West -14 29 £400 -15.79% 32
East Midlands +18 22 £500 - 15
Scotland -18 20 £425 - 20
Yorkshire -23 15 £475 +18.75% 19
Wales -23 12 £395 -7.06% 2
North East +7 9 £450 +12.50% 3
Northern Ireland - 6 £375 - 2
Lead Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 20 January 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 UK excluding London region featuring Lead Developer in the job title.

1 163 (50.78%) Agile Software Development
2 122 (38.01%) .NET
3 103 (32.09%) C#
4 98 (30.53%) Java
5 87 (27.10%) JavaScript
6 79 (24.61%) TDD
7 78 (24.30%) SQL
8 77 (23.99%) HTML
9 76 (23.68%) CSS
10 73 (22.74%) MVC
11 71 (22.12%) Web Services
12 67 (20.87%) ASP.NET
13 66 (20.56%) Scrum
13 66 (20.56%) Microsoft Azure
14 55 (17.13%) SQL Server
15 49 (15.26%) Spring
15 49 (15.26%) Git (software)
16 48 (14.95%) AngularJS
16 48 (14.95%) Microsoft
17 47 (14.64%) .NET Framework
17 47 (14.64%) ASP.NET Web API
18 46 (14.33%) Finance
19 45 (14.02%) Oracle
19 45 (14.02%) BDD
20 42 (13.08%) ASP.NET MVC
20 42 (13.08%) Continuous Integration
21 40 (12.46%) React
22 39 (12.15%) Amazon AWS
22 39 (12.15%) Mentoring
22 39 (12.15%) SOAP

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 12 (3.74%) JBoss
2 11 (3.43%) Mule
2 11 (3.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 10 (3.12%) Oracle Service Bus
3 10 (3.12%) Tomcat
4 7 (2.18%) SharePoint
5 6 (1.87%) Apache Spark
5 6 (1.87%) CMS
5 6 (1.87%) Confluence
6 5 (1.56%) WebLogic
7 4 (1.25%) SAS
8 3 (0.93%) Apache
8 3 (0.93%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.62%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.62%) Jetty
9 2 (0.62%) Joomla!
9 2 (0.62%) nginx
9 2 (0.62%) Umbraco
9 2 (0.62%) WordPress
10 1 (0.31%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (2.18%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.31%) Chatbot
2 1 (0.31%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 17 (5.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.56%) Magento
3 4 (1.25%) AquaLogic BPM
3 4 (1.25%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.31%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.31%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 66 (20.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 39 (12.15%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (3.43%) Dynamics 365
4 9 (2.80%) Serverless
5 7 (2.18%) GitHub
5 7 (2.18%) PaaS
6 6 (1.87%) Azure Functions
6 6 (1.87%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (1.87%) IaaS
7 5 (1.56%) SaaS
8 3 (0.93%) Amazon S3
8 3 (0.93%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (0.62%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.62%) Amazon EMR
9 2 (0.62%) Amazon Glacier
9 2 (0.62%) Azure Data Factory
9 2 (0.62%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (0.62%) npm
9 2 (0.62%) NuGet
9 2 (0.62%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.49%) HTTP
2 4 (1.25%) SMS
3 3 (0.93%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.62%) DSL
4 2 (0.62%) Extranet
4 2 (0.62%) Intranet
4 2 (0.62%) SSL
5 1 (0.31%) Firewall
5 1 (0.31%) Internet
5 1 (0.31%) LAN
5 1 (0.31%) Skype
5 1 (0.31%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (17.13%) SQL Server
2 26 (8.10%) NoSQL
3 20 (6.23%) MySQL
4 15 (4.67%) Relational Database
5 13 (4.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 12 (3.74%) Data Warehouse
6 12 (3.74%) MongoDB
7 11 (3.43%) DB2
7 11 (3.43%) Oracle Database
8 10 (3.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 8 (2.49%) PostgreSQL
9 8 (2.49%) RDBMS
10 7 (2.18%) Azure SQL Database
11 6 (1.87%) Apache Hive
11 6 (1.87%) Big Data
11 6 (1.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 5 (1.56%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 5 (1.56%) Hadoop
12 5 (1.56%) Power BI
13 4 (1.25%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 49 (15.26%) Git (software)
2 26 (8.10%) Maven
3 25 (7.79%) JUnit
4 21 (6.54%) Jenkins
5 18 (5.61%) JIRA
6 12 (3.74%) Visual Studio
7 11 (3.43%) Visual Studio Team System
8 9 (2.80%) NUnit
9 8 (2.49%) Cucumber
9 8 (2.49%) MSTest
9 8 (2.49%) Selenium
10 7 (2.18%) NetBeans
11 6 (1.87%) TeamCity
12 5 (1.56%) IntelliJ
12 5 (1.56%) SoapUI
13 4 (1.25%) Ant
13 4 (1.25%) Team Foundation Server
14 3 (0.93%) Bitbucket
14 3 (0.93%) Jasmine
14 3 (0.93%) Mocha
General
1 46 (14.33%) Finance
2 22 (6.85%) Marketing
3 16 (4.98%) Telecoms
4 14 (4.36%) Electronics
5 13 (4.05%) Manufacturing
6 10 (3.12%) Banking
7 5 (1.56%) Front Office
7 5 (1.56%) Retail
8 4 (1.25%) Billing
9 3 (0.93%) Investment Banking
9 3 (0.93%) Law
10 2 (0.62%) Advertising
10 2 (0.62%) Back Office
10 2 (0.62%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.31%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 122 (38.01%) .NET
2 77 (23.99%) HTML
3 76 (23.68%) CSS
4 71 (22.12%) Web Services
5 67 (20.87%) ASP.NET
6 49 (15.26%) Spring
7 48 (14.95%) AngularJS
8 47 (14.64%) .NET Framework
8 47 (14.64%) ASP.NET Web API
9 42 (13.08%) ASP.NET MVC
10 40 (12.46%) React
11 39 (12.15%) SOAP
12 37 (11.53%) REST
13 35 (10.90%) JSON
13 35 (10.90%) RESTful
13 35 (10.90%) XML
14 33 (10.28%) HTML5
15 32 (9.97%) jQuery
16 28 (8.72%) CSS3
17 26 (8.10%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 35 (10.90%) Greenfield Project
2 17 (5.30%) Enterprise Software
3 15 (4.67%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (4.05%) User Experience
5 10 (3.12%) Mobile App
5 10 (3.12%) Self-Motivation
6 4 (1.25%) Cloud Native
6 4 (1.25%) NHS
6 4 (1.25%) N-Tier
6 4 (1.25%) Reference Data
7 3 (0.93%) iPad
8 2 (0.62%) Algorithms
8 2 (0.62%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.62%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (0.62%) Mobile Banking
8 2 (0.62%) New Media
9 1 (0.31%) Fintech
9 1 (0.31%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.31%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.31%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 19 (5.92%) Linux
2 14 (4.36%) Windows
3 11 (3.43%) Android
3 11 (3.43%) Apple iOS
4 9 (2.80%) Unix
5 6 (1.87%) CentOS
6 1 (0.31%) Debian
6 1 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 163 (50.78%) Agile Software Development
2 79 (24.61%) TDD
3 73 (22.74%) MVC
4 66 (20.56%) Scrum
5 45 (14.02%) BDD
6 42 (13.08%) Continuous Integration
7 39 (12.15%) Mentoring
8 37 (11.53%) Microservices
9 33 (10.28%) Technical Leadership
10 28 (8.72%) ETL
11 26 (8.10%) Business Intelligence
12 24 (7.48%) Kanban
12 24 (7.48%) Software Engineering
13 23 (7.17%) SDLC
13 23 (7.17%) Unit Testing
14 21 (6.54%) SOLID
15 20 (6.23%) DevOps
15 20 (6.23%) Problem-Solving
16 19 (5.92%) E-Commerce
16 19 (5.92%) OO
Programming Languages
1 103 (32.09%) C#
2 98 (30.53%) Java
3 87 (27.10%) JavaScript
4 78 (24.30%) SQL
5 30 (9.35%) Java 8
5 30 (9.35%) PHP
6 16 (4.98%) Python
7 14 (4.36%) T-SQL
7 14 (4.36%) XPath
8 7 (2.18%) Scala
9 6 (1.87%) Shell Script
9 6 (1.87%) VBA
10 5 (1.56%) Groovy
10 5 (1.56%) Perl
10 5 (1.56%) PL/SQL
10 5 (1.56%) TypeScript
10 5 (1.56%) XAML
11 4 (1.25%) C
11 4 (1.25%) PHP 5
11 4 (1.25%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 19 (5.92%) Degree
2 7 (2.18%) BPSS Clearance
2 7 (2.18%) Security Cleared
3 6 (1.87%) SC Cleared
4 4 (1.25%) DBS Check
5 3 (0.93%) OCPJP
5 3 (0.93%) Sun Certification
6 1 (0.31%) CCIE
6 1 (0.31%) CCNA
6 1 (0.31%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.31%) MCAD
6 1 (0.31%) MCPD
6 1 (0.31%) MCSD
6 1 (0.31%) MCTS
6 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.87%) Disclosure Scotland
1 6 (1.87%) QA
2 4 (1.25%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.62%) IFRS
3 2 (0.62%) IFRS 9
3 2 (0.62%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.62%) TickIT
System Software
1 38 (11.84%) Docker
2 3 (0.93%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 15 (4.67%) Kubernetes
2 6 (1.87%) Ansible
3 2 (0.62%) cPanel
3 2 (0.62%) Plesk
4 1 (0.31%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.31%) Puppet
4 1 (0.31%) Rancher
4 1 (0.31%) SCCM
4 1 (0.31%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 48 (14.95%) Microsoft
2 45 (14.02%) Oracle
3 21 (6.54%) SAP
4 10 (3.12%) WSO2
5 7 (2.18%) Salesforce.com
5 7 (2.18%) Talend
5 7 (2.18%) Xamarin
6 6 (1.87%) Red Hat
7 5 (1.56%) Workday
8 4 (1.25%) Adobe
8 4 (1.25%) Informatica
8 4 (1.25%) Pega
8 4 (1.25%) ServiceNow
8 4 (1.25%) Tableau
8 4 (1.25%) Zend
9 3 (0.93%) Ab Initio
9 3 (0.93%) Atlassian
9 3 (0.93%) Sun
10 2 (0.62%) IBM
10 2 (0.62%) Teradata