Period
to 19 August 2017

The median contractor rate for a Lead Developer was £513 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 August 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
UK
6 months to
19 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 397 403 414
Rank change year-on-year +6 +11 +21
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Developer 565 640 590
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.59% 0.59% 0.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.62% 0.62% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 411 439 430
UK median daily rate £513 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.89% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £375 £363 £350
90th Percentile £638 £639 £651
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £440
% change year-on-year - +2.27% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
UK median hourly rate £55.00 £33.50 £53.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +64.18% -37.67% +43.33%
10th Percentile £52.50 £29.25 £46.63
90th Percentile £57.50 £37.75 £67.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £33.50 £47.50
% change year-on-year +64.18% -29.47% +18.75%

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 91474 103010 106861
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.88% 94.94% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 59420 67157 66714
UK median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +0.30%
10th Percentile £263 £255 £238
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2809 3113 4131
UK median hourly rate £18.92 £19.00 £17.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.42% +5.67% +5.76%
10th Percentile £10.83 £10.38 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.80 £46.25 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £17.30
% change year-on-year -5.26% +9.83% +3.28%

Lead Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Lead Developer in the UK

Lead Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Lead Developer in the UK

Lead Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Lead Developer over the 6 months to 19 August 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Lead Developer in the UK

Lead Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Lead Developer in the UK

Lead Developer
Top 15 Contract Locations

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 over the 6 months to 19 August 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
England -11 529 £523 +10.00% 176
London +16 339 £538 +2.38% 90
UK excluding London -2 224 £450 - 97
East of England +17 45 £532 +19.55% 10
South East -28 43 £500 - 23
North of England +25 41 £425 -5.56% 35
Midlands -8 38 £465 +12.05% 10
Scotland +45 29 £450 +20.00% 10
North West +9 22 £369 -13.24% 21
East Midlands -6 22 £425 -5.56% 4
South West +14 21 £425 +9.68% 8
Yorkshire +26 18 £440 -2.22% 14
West Midlands -9 13 £550 +32.53% 6
Wales +9 7 £395 -21.00% 1
North East +37 1 £450 -5.26%

Lead Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 August 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 featuring Lead Developer in the job title.

1 290 (51.33%) Agile Software Development
2 196 (34.69%) Java
3 170 (30.09%) JavaScript
4 168 (29.73%) TDD
5 151 (26.73%) .NET
6 140 (24.78%) C#
7 133 (23.54%) Finance
8 118 (20.88%) HTML
9 104 (18.41%) Git (software)
10 102 (18.05%) CSS
11 98 (17.35%) Scrum
11 98 (17.35%) AngularJS
12 93 (16.46%) Greenfield Project
13 91 (16.11%) SQL
14 90 (15.93%) Spring
15 88 (15.58%) MVC
16 77 (13.63%) ASP.NET
17 73 (12.92%) DevOps
18 72 (12.74%) BDD
19 70 (12.39%) SQL Server
20 69 (12.21%) Web Services
20 69 (12.21%) SOA
20 69 (12.21%) Continuous Integration
21 66 (11.68%) XML
22 63 (11.15%) Oracle
22 63 (11.15%) Banking
22 63 (11.15%) RESTful
23 62 (10.97%) HTML5
24 60 (10.62%) JSON
25 59 (10.44%) Microsoft Azure

Lead Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 30 (5.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 27 (4.78%) Mule
3 24 (4.25%) Oracle Service Bus
4 22 (3.89%) Tomcat
5 19 (3.36%) JBoss
6 17 (3.01%) CMS
6 17 (3.01%) NServiceBus
7 15 (2.65%) Apache
7 15 (2.65%) Jetty
8 12 (2.12%) Elasticsearch
9 11 (1.95%) Apache Spark
9 11 (1.95%) Confluence
9 11 (1.95%) SharePoint
10 9 (1.59%) Drupal
11 8 (1.42%) Sitecore CMS
11 8 (1.42%) WebLogic
11 8 (1.42%) WebSphere
12 6 (1.06%) WordPress
13 5 (0.88%) EPiServer
13 5 (0.88%) nginx
Applications
1 12 (2.12%) Photoshop
2 3 (0.53%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.53%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.35%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.18%) Doxygen
4 1 (0.18%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 13 (2.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (1.42%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.88%) Eloqua
4 2 (0.35%) ION MarketView
4 2 (0.35%) Magento
4 2 (0.35%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (0.35%) Shopify
4 2 (0.35%) Social Studio
5 1 (0.18%) Adobe Campaign
5 1 (0.18%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.18%) Radian6
5 1 (0.18%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.18%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.18%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.18%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.18%) SessionCam
Cloud Services
1 59 (10.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 51 (9.03%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (2.30%) GitHub
4 11 (1.95%) Dynamics 365
4 11 (1.95%) Salesforce Service Cloud
5 6 (1.06%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
6 4 (0.71%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (0.53%) SaaS
8 2 (0.35%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.35%) CloudFront
8 2 (0.35%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.35%) Route 53
9 1 (0.18%) Adobe Analytics
9 1 (0.18%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.18%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.18%) CloudSense
9 1 (0.18%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.18%) IaaS
9 1 (0.18%) Office 365
9 1 (0.18%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 13 (2.30%) Internet
2 10 (1.77%) HTTP
3 3 (0.53%) DNS
3 3 (0.53%) Firewall
3 3 (0.53%) SSL
3 3 (0.53%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.35%) HTTPS
4 2 (0.35%) Kerberos
5 1 (0.18%) AMQP
5 1 (0.18%) CTI
5 1 (0.18%) SMS
5 1 (0.18%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (12.39%) SQL Server
2 55 (9.73%) NoSQL
3 47 (8.32%) MongoDB
4 25 (4.42%) Big Data
5 23 (4.07%) Relational Database
6 21 (3.72%) Data Warehouse
7 20 (3.54%) MySQL
8 18 (3.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 16 (2.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 15 (2.65%) Hadoop
11 14 (2.48%) QlikView
11 14 (2.48%) SQL Server 2012
12 13 (2.30%) SQL Server 2008
13 12 (2.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 11 (1.95%) Oracle Database
14 11 (1.95%) Oracle Database 11g
15 10 (1.77%) PostgreSQL
16 7 (1.24%) Apache Cassandra
16 7 (1.24%) Hazelcast
16 7 (1.24%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 104 (18.41%) Git (software)
2 48 (8.50%) Maven
3 43 (7.61%) Jenkins
4 38 (6.73%) Subversion
5 36 (6.37%) JIRA
6 33 (5.84%) Visual Studio
7 32 (5.66%) JUnit
8 25 (4.42%) Team Foundation Server
9 22 (3.89%) Selenium
10 21 (3.72%) Eclipse
10 21 (3.72%) gulp
11 20 (3.54%) Mockito
12 19 (3.36%) TeamCity
13 18 (3.19%) Cucumber
14 17 (3.01%) SpecFlow
15 16 (2.83%) Grunt
16 12 (2.12%) Gradle
16 12 (2.12%) Hudson
16 12 (2.12%) Vagrant
17 11 (1.95%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 133 (23.54%) Finance
2 63 (11.15%) Banking
3 52 (9.20%) Marketing
4 35 (6.19%) Telecoms
5 33 (5.84%) Electronics
5 33 (5.84%) Manufacturing
6 23 (4.07%) Front Office
7 20 (3.54%) Investment Banking
8 16 (2.83%) Retail
9 8 (1.42%) Advertising
10 7 (1.24%) Financial Institution
11 5 (0.88%) Back Office
12 4 (0.71%) Games
12 4 (0.71%) Local Government
12 4 (0.71%) Publishing
13 3 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.35%) Automotive
14 2 (0.35%) Law
14 2 (0.35%) Legal
14 2 (0.35%) Wholesale Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 151 (26.73%) .NET
2 118 (20.88%) HTML
3 102 (18.05%) CSS
4 98 (17.35%) AngularJS
5 90 (15.93%) Spring
6 77 (13.63%) ASP.NET
7 69 (12.21%) Web Services
8 66 (11.68%) XML
9 63 (11.15%) RESTful
10 62 (10.97%) HTML5
11 60 (10.62%) JSON
12 57 (10.09%) Node.js
13 54 (9.56%) jQuery
13 54 (9.56%) React
14 52 (9.20%) REST
15 41 (7.26%) ASP.NET Web API
15 41 (7.26%) Middleware
16 40 (7.08%) Apache Camel
16 40 (7.08%) SOAP
17 39 (6.90%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 93 (16.46%) Greenfield Project
2 46 (8.14%) User Experience
3 27 (4.78%) Mobile App
4 17 (3.01%) Fixed Income
4 17 (3.01%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 16 (2.83%) Hedge funds
6 13 (2.30%) Derivative
6 13 (2.30%) Enterprise Software
7 12 (2.12%) Computer Science
7 12 (2.12%) Equities
8 11 (1.95%) Virtual Team
9 8 (1.42%) iPad
10 7 (1.24%) Analytical Skills
11 6 (1.06%) Algorithms
11 6 (1.06%) Client/Server
11 6 (1.06%) Fintech
11 6 (1.06%) NHS
12 5 (0.88%) Equity Derivative
12 5 (0.88%) Linux Command Line
13 4 (0.71%) STB
Operating Systems
1 41 (7.26%) Linux
2 27 (4.78%) Android
2 27 (4.78%) Unix
3 14 (2.48%) Apple iOS
4 13 (2.30%) Windows
5 7 (1.24%) Mac OS X
6 3 (0.53%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (0.18%) CentOS
7 1 (0.18%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.18%) SUSE
7 1 (0.18%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.18%) VMS
7 1 (0.18%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 290 (51.33%) Agile Software Development
2 168 (29.73%) TDD
3 98 (17.35%) Scrum
4 88 (15.58%) MVC
5 73 (12.92%) DevOps
6 72 (12.74%) BDD
7 69 (12.21%) Continuous Integration
7 69 (12.21%) SOA
8 58 (10.27%) Business Intelligence
9 57 (10.09%) Data Modelling
10 53 (9.38%) Microservices
11 52 (9.20%) Front End Development
12 50 (8.85%) E-Commerce
13 43 (7.61%) Test Automation
14 40 (7.08%) Mentoring
15 35 (6.19%) Digital Marketing
16 33 (5.84%) Programme Management
17 32 (5.66%) Open Source
18 28 (4.96%) Continuous Delivery
18 28 (4.96%) OO
Programming Languages
1 196 (34.69%) Java
2 170 (30.09%) JavaScript
3 140 (24.78%) C#
4 91 (16.11%) SQL
5 36 (6.37%) Python
6 26 (4.60%) XPath
7 18 (3.19%) Scala
8 16 (2.83%) PHP
8 16 (2.83%) Shell Script
9 14 (2.48%) Ruby
10 13 (2.30%) TypeScript
11 12 (2.12%) C
11 12 (2.12%) C++
12 10 (1.77%) Apex Code
12 10 (1.77%) ES6
12 10 (1.77%) PowerShell
12 10 (1.77%) T-SQL
13 8 (1.42%) SOQL
14 7 (1.24%) Apple Swift
14 7 (1.24%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 24 (4.25%) Security Cleared
2 19 (3.36%) Degree
3 11 (1.95%) SC Cleared
4 10 (1.77%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (1.06%) MCITP
5 6 (1.06%) MCSE
6 3 (0.53%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (0.53%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (0.35%) HNC
7 2 (0.35%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.18%) CFA
8 1 (0.18%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.18%) MCP
8 1 (0.18%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.18%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (4.07%) QA
2 13 (2.30%) MiFID
3 8 (1.42%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.18%) EMIR
4 1 (0.18%) ISO 20022
System Software
1 42 (7.43%) Docker
2 3 (0.53%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 2 (0.35%) Varnish
3 2 (0.35%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.18%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 18 (3.19%) Puppet
2 11 (1.95%) Ansible
3 9 (1.59%) Kubernetes
3 9 (1.59%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (0.88%) MOM
5 3 (0.53%) cPanel
5 3 (0.53%) Kibana
6 2 (0.35%) Cobbler
6 2 (0.35%) Nagios
7 1 (0.18%) Marathon
7 1 (0.18%) Mesos
7 1 (0.18%) Oozie
7 1 (0.18%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.18%) vRealize
Vendors
1 63 (11.15%) Oracle
2 58 (10.27%) Microsoft
3 40 (7.08%) ServiceNow
4 36 (6.37%) SAP
5 27 (4.78%) WSO2
6 18 (3.19%) Sitecore
7 13 (2.30%) Salesforce.com
8 12 (2.12%) Google
9 11 (1.95%) Tableau
10 9 (1.59%) IBM
11 7 (1.24%) Cloudera
11 7 (1.24%) hybris
11 7 (1.24%) TIBCO
12 6 (1.06%) ION Trading
12 6 (1.06%) RedGate
13 5 (0.88%) Informatica
13 5 (0.88%) Marketo
14 4 (0.71%) HP
14 4 (0.71%) MuleSoft
14 4 (0.71%) VMware