The median contractor rate for a Lead Developer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 26 April 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
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 363 355 368
Rank change year-on-year -8 +13  
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Developer 253 341 307
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.54% 0.61% 0.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.58% 0.64% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 227 215
Median daily rate £500 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £375 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 £638 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £450 £441
% change year-on-year -6.66% +1.98%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 5
Median hourly rate £55.00 £33.50 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +64.17% -1.47%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £33.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year +64.17% -1.47%  

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 43952 53115 52934
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.56% 95.09% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28568 34621 32069
Median daily rate £430 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.17% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1442 1549 2118
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.72
% change year-on-year - +4.66%  

Lead Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Lead Developer in the job title.

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 3 months to 26 April 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 30 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 3 months to 26 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -20 245 £500 +2.56% 163
London +12 170 £550 +10.00% 82
City of London +15 42 £588 -6.00% 33
South East -21 19 £450 -14.28% 22
North West +23 15 £355 -25.45% 12
Manchester +16 11 £355 -2.06% 10
Berkshire +31 10 £419 -16.25% 5
West Midlands +5 9 £510 +16.10% 8
South West +2 9 £450 +7.46% 20
Scotland +36 7 £388 -13.88% 4
Edinburgh +14 7 £388 -11.42% 3
Reading +25 6 £525 +5.00% 1
East Midlands -6 6 £425 -5.55% 3
Yorkshire +15 5 £450 -5.26% 11
Shropshire +16 4 £550 +19.56%
North East +13 4 £450 -10.89% 1
Telford +12 4 £550 +19.56%
Midlands +10 4 - -
Tyne and Wear +8 4 £450 -10.89% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne +5 4 £450 -10.89%
East of England -6 4 £413 +3.12% 4
Newbury +1 3 £295 -46.36%
South Yorkshire - 3 £525 - 3
Northamptonshire - 3 £375 -
Sheffield - 3 £525 - 3
Leeds +13 2 £375 -22.79% 5
West Yorkshire +11 2 £375 -21.05% 6
Liverpool +4 2 - - 2
Merseyside +4 2 - - 2
Bristol +1 2 £400 +25.00% 4

Lead Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 April 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.

1 244 (46.39%) Agile Software Development
2 190 (36.12%) Java
3 183 (34.79%) JavaScript
4 143 (27.19%) HTML
5 137 (26.05%) TDD
6 131 (24.90%) CSS
7 125 (23.76%) .NET
8 106 (20.15%) C#
9 93 (17.68%) Scrum
9 93 (17.68%) AngularJS
10 91 (17.30%) SQL
11 88 (16.73%) Git (software)
12 87 (16.54%) Finance
13 75 (14.26%) HTML5
14 74 (14.07%) MVC
15 65 (12.36%) SQL Server
16 63 (11.98%) Web Services
17 61 (11.60%) Continuous Integration
18 60 (11.41%) Banking
19 56 (10.65%) CSS3
20 55 (10.46%) Front End Development
21 53 (10.08%) Greenfield Project
21 53 (10.08%) Node.js
22 52 (9.89%) Linux
23 51 (9.70%) REST
23 51 (9.70%) Mentoring
24 50 (9.51%) BDD
24 50 (9.51%) Oracle
25 49 (9.32%) CMS
26 48 (9.13%) jQuery

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 49 (9.32%) CMS
2 33 (6.27%) Apache
3 28 (5.32%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 16 (3.04%) Elasticsearch
5 14 (2.66%) WebSphere
6 13 (2.47%) Apache Spark
7 12 (2.28%) Confluence
8 11 (2.09%) Drupal
8 11 (2.09%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 10 (1.90%) SharePoint
10 8 (1.52%) WebLogic
11 7 (1.33%) JBoss
12 6 (1.14%) Tomcat
13 5 (0.95%) Sitecore CMS
14 4 (0.76%) Apache Solr
14 4 (0.76%) IBM Domino
14 4 (0.76%) MQSeries
15 3 (0.57%) Mule
15 3 (0.57%) nginx
15 3 (0.57%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 4 (0.76%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.19%) Doxygen
2 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.19%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 13 (2.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.95%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.38%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 2 (0.38%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.38%) Eloqua
3 2 (0.38%) Magento
3 2 (0.38%) RMDS
3 2 (0.38%) Shopify
4 1 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.19%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.19%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 36 (6.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (4.18%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (3.04%) GitHub
4 5 (0.95%) SaaS
5 3 (0.57%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (0.57%) IaaS
5 3 (0.57%) PaaS
6 2 (0.38%) Force.com
6 2 (0.38%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.19%) Adobe Analytics
7 1 (0.19%) Akamai
7 1 (0.19%) CloudSense
7 1 (0.19%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.19%) Google App Engine
7 1 (0.19%) IBM Cloud
7 1 (0.19%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.19%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 18 (3.42%) HTTP
2 10 (1.90%) Internet
3 8 (1.52%) HTTPS
4 5 (0.95%) DNS
5 4 (0.76%) Firewall
5 4 (0.76%) SSL
6 2 (0.38%) DKIM
6 2 (0.38%) DMARC
6 2 (0.38%) SMTP
6 2 (0.38%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.19%) Asterisk PBX
7 1 (0.19%) Kerberos
7 1 (0.19%) Skype
7 1 (0.19%) Unified Communications
7 1 (0.19%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (12.36%) SQL Server
2 45 (8.56%) NoSQL
3 36 (6.84%) MongoDB
4 26 (4.94%) MySQL
5 23 (4.37%) Relational Database
6 17 (3.23%) Big Data
7 15 (2.85%) Data Warehouse
7 15 (2.85%) Hadoop
8 13 (2.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 12 (2.28%) PostgreSQL
9 12 (2.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 11 (2.09%) Apache Cassandra
11 10 (1.90%) SQL Server 2012
12 8 (1.52%) Hazelcast
12 8 (1.52%) Oracle Database
12 8 (1.52%) RDBMS
12 8 (1.52%) SQL Server 2008
13 6 (1.14%) Oracle Database 11g
13 6 (1.14%) QlikView
14 5 (0.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 88 (16.73%) Git (software)
2 30 (5.70%) JIRA
3 25 (4.75%) JUnit
4 23 (4.37%) Jenkins
5 21 (3.99%) Mockito
6 20 (3.80%) Grunt
6 20 (3.80%) gulp
7 18 (3.42%) Maven
7 18 (3.42%) Subversion
8 17 (3.23%) Selenium
8 17 (3.23%) Visual Studio
9 16 (3.04%) Team Foundation Server
9 16 (3.04%) TeamCity
10 13 (2.47%) Cucumber
10 13 (2.47%) Eclipse
11 12 (2.28%) Jasmine
12 11 (2.09%) Bitbucket
13 8 (1.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 8 (1.52%) Gradle
13 8 (1.52%) StarTeam
General
1 87 (16.54%) Finance
2 60 (11.41%) Banking
3 27 (5.13%) Marketing
4 26 (4.94%) Front Office
5 18 (3.42%) Retail
6 17 (3.23%) Investment Banking
7 9 (1.71%) Games
8 8 (1.52%) Telecoms
9 5 (0.95%) Advertising
9 5 (0.95%) Electronics
9 5 (0.95%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.76%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.57%) Law
11 3 (0.57%) Legal
12 2 (0.38%) Automotive
12 2 (0.38%) Back Office
12 2 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.38%) Publishing
13 1 (0.19%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 143 (27.19%) HTML
2 131 (24.90%) CSS
3 125 (23.76%) .NET
4 93 (17.68%) AngularJS
5 75 (14.26%) HTML5
6 63 (11.98%) Web Services
7 56 (10.65%) CSS3
8 53 (10.08%) Node.js
9 51 (9.70%) REST
10 48 (9.13%) jQuery
11 47 (8.94%) ASP.NET
12 46 (8.75%) React
12 46 (8.75%) Spring
12 46 (8.75%) XML
13 42 (7.98%) SOAP
14 41 (7.79%) RESTful
15 33 (6.27%) Sass
16 31 (5.89%) ASP.NET MVC
17 30 (5.70%) JSON
18 28 (5.32%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 53 (10.08%) Greenfield Project
2 45 (8.56%) User Experience
3 30 (5.70%) Fixed Income
4 28 (5.32%) Mobile App
5 26 (4.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 21 (3.99%) Equities
7 16 (3.04%) Derivative
8 15 (2.85%) Enterprise Software
8 15 (2.85%) Virtual Team
9 13 (2.47%) Computer Science
10 10 (1.90%) Equity Derivative
10 10 (1.90%) Fintech
11 7 (1.33%) Algorithms
12 5 (0.95%) Analytical Skills
12 5 (0.95%) Linux Command Line
12 5 (0.95%) Management Information System
13 4 (0.76%) Mainframe
14 3 (0.57%) Clustering
14 3 (0.57%) e-Learning
14 3 (0.57%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 52 (9.89%) Linux
2 26 (4.94%) Android
3 21 (3.99%) Unix
4 15 (2.85%) Apple iOS
5 14 (2.66%) Windows
6 8 (1.52%) VME
7 7 (1.33%) Mac OS X
8 3 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.38%) HPUX
9 2 (0.38%) Oracle Linux
9 2 (0.38%) Solaris
10 1 (0.19%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.19%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 244 (46.39%) Agile Software Development
2 137 (26.05%) TDD
3 93 (17.68%) Scrum
4 74 (14.07%) MVC
5 61 (11.60%) Continuous Integration
6 55 (10.46%) Front End Development
7 51 (9.70%) Mentoring
8 50 (9.51%) BDD
9 48 (9.13%) Software Engineering
10 47 (8.94%) DevOps
10 47 (8.94%) SOA
11 40 (7.60%) Web Development
12 37 (7.03%) E-Commerce
13 35 (6.65%) Microservices
13 35 (6.65%) Multithreading
14 33 (6.27%) Data Modelling
15 32 (6.08%) Open Source
16 30 (5.70%) OO
17 29 (5.51%) Unit Testing
18 28 (5.32%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 190 (36.12%) Java
2 183 (34.79%) JavaScript
3 106 (20.15%) C#
4 91 (17.30%) SQL
5 32 (6.08%) Scala
6 30 (5.70%) Python
7 26 (4.94%) Ruby
8 19 (3.61%) C++
9 15 (2.85%) ES6
9 15 (2.85%) PHP
10 13 (2.47%) T-SQL
11 12 (2.28%) Objective-C
12 10 (1.90%) COBOL
13 9 (1.71%) Groovy
13 9 (1.71%) Shell Script
14 8 (1.52%) Apple Swift
15 7 (1.33%) C
16 6 (1.14%) PL/SQL
16 6 (1.14%) TypeScript
16 6 (1.14%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 28 (5.32%) Degree
2 24 (4.56%) Security Cleared
3 14 (2.66%) SC Cleared
4 7 (1.33%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (0.38%) HNC
5 2 (0.38%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (0.19%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.19%) MCP
6 1 (0.19%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (4.18%) QA
2 12 (2.28%) MiFID
3 6 (1.14%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.76%) PA-DSS
4 4 (0.76%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.57%) EMIR
5 3 (0.57%) ISO 14001
5 3 (0.57%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.38%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.38%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.19%) ISO20022
7 1 (0.19%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.19%) WAI
7 1 (0.19%) WCAG
System Software
1 20 (3.80%) Docker
2 9 (1.71%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (0.57%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 3 (0.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.38%) Apache Flume
4 2 (0.38%) HDFS
5 1 (0.19%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.19%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 8 (1.52%) Kibana
2 5 (0.95%) Kubernetes
2 5 (0.95%) MOM
3 2 (0.38%) Ansible
3 2 (0.38%) Oozie
3 2 (0.38%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.38%) Oracle Identity Management
3 2 (0.38%) Puppet
3 2 (0.38%) vRealize
4 1 (0.19%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.19%) Marathon
4 1 (0.19%) Mesos
4 1 (0.19%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (0.19%) Packer
4 1 (0.19%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 50 (9.51%) Oracle
2 47 (8.94%) Microsoft
3 23 (4.37%) Adobe
4 15 (2.85%) IBM
4 15 (2.85%) ServiceNow
5 14 (2.66%) Salesforce.com
6 12 (2.28%) HP
7 11 (2.09%) SAP
8 10 (1.90%) Google
9 9 (1.71%) Tableau
10 8 (1.52%) ICL
10 8 (1.52%) TIBCO
11 7 (1.33%) Sitecore
12 6 (1.14%) Red Hat
13 5 (0.95%) hybris
13 5 (0.95%) Informatica
13 5 (0.95%) ION Trading
13 5 (0.95%) MuleSoft
13 5 (0.95%) VMware
14 4 (0.76%) Apigee
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Arrows Group
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Mason Frank International
Posted: 2 days ago
Essex
People Source Consulting
Rate: £600 - £625 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
South Wales
Computer Futures
Rate: £500 - £550 per day + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Posted: 6 days ago
North West London
Public Health England
Rate: G7, £50,154 - £61,976 per annum (pro rata)
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Huxley Associates
Rate: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Wenham Carter
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day TBC
Posted: 6 days ago