Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Lead Developer was £513 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 November 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
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 377 429 402
Rank change year-on-year +52 -27 +15
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Developer 649 564 644
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.64% 0.53% 0.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.67% 0.56% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 475 386 459
UK median daily rate £513 £463 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.81% -2.63% +5.56%
10th Percentile £369 £353 £350
90th Percentile £638 £625 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £430
% change year-on-year +5.88% -1.16% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
UK median hourly rate £43.00 - £50.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 - £41.00

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. 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
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 96790 100139 109026
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.77% 94.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 63814 65329 69364
UK median daily rate £448 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.29% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £392 £375
% change year-on-year +1.98% +4.60% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2894 3317 4130
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.25 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.74 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +1.37% - +8.29%

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 18 November 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 18 November 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 +61 593 £525 +10.53% 137
London +7 335 £538 +7.50% 56
UK excluding London +72 305 £450 +5.88% 86
South East +21 63 £520 +10.93% 28
East of England +17 63 £513 +7.89% 10
Midlands +37 56 £375 -7.98% 9
North of England +41 53 £431 -1.15% 28
Scotland +32 45 £450 +12.50% 5
West Midlands +35 32 £338 -15.63% 8
Yorkshire +36 29 £440 -7.37% 7
East Midlands +19 24 £475 +5.56% 1
North West +15 22 £425 - 18
South West +16 19 £425 +6.25% 6
Wales +14 6 £375 -28.57%
North East +40 2 £425 -5.56% 3

Lead Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 November 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.

1 337 (51.93%) Agile Software Development
2 237 (36.52%) Java
3 224 (34.51%) JavaScript
4 218 (33.59%) TDD
5 175 (26.96%) .NET
6 168 (25.89%) C#
7 152 (23.42%) Finance
8 145 (22.34%) HTML
9 138 (21.26%) CSS
10 128 (19.72%) AngularJS
11 121 (18.64%) Git (software)
12 108 (16.64%) Scrum
13 104 (16.02%) Greenfield Project
14 103 (15.87%) Spring
15 100 (15.41%) Web Services
15 100 (15.41%) BDD
16 94 (14.48%) MVC
17 92 (14.18%) RESTful
18 88 (13.56%) SQL Server
19 87 (13.41%) ASP.NET
20 85 (13.10%) Maven
21 83 (12.79%) SQL
22 82 (12.63%) Continuous Integration
23 81 (12.48%) Amazon AWS
24 79 (12.17%) jQuery
25 76 (11.71%) Microservices
26 75 (11.56%) React
26 75 (11.56%) HTML5
27 74 (11.40%) Microsoft Azure
28 67 (10.32%) Mentoring

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 34 (5.24%) CMS
2 33 (5.08%) Apache
2 33 (5.08%) Tomcat
3 31 (4.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 27 (4.16%) JBoss
4 27 (4.16%) Mule
5 26 (4.01%) Oracle Service Bus
6 20 (3.08%) NServiceBus
7 19 (2.93%) Jetty
8 15 (2.31%) Confluence
8 15 (2.31%) Elasticsearch
9 10 (1.54%) SharePoint
10 9 (1.39%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 9 (1.39%) Apache Solr
10 9 (1.39%) Apache Spark
11 8 (1.23%) WildFly
11 8 (1.23%) WordPress
12 7 (1.08%) EPiServer
12 7 (1.08%) WebSphere
13 6 (0.92%) Drupal
Applications
1 11 (1.69%) Photoshop
2 2 (0.31%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (0.31%) InfoPath
2 2 (0.31%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.15%) Gephi
3 1 (0.15%) GIMP
3 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.15%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.15%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 14 (2.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (1.23%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.77%) Magento
4 3 (0.46%) Eloqua
5 2 (0.31%) ION MarketView
5 2 (0.31%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.31%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (0.31%) SAP IS-U
6 1 (0.15%) Adobe Campaign
6 1 (0.15%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.15%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.15%) Radian6
6 1 (0.15%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.15%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.15%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.15%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (0.15%) Social Studio
Cloud Services
1 81 (12.48%) Amazon AWS
2 74 (11.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (2.31%) Dynamics 365
4 10 (1.54%) GitHub
5 8 (1.23%) npm
6 6 (0.92%) Google Cloud Platform
6 6 (0.92%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
6 6 (0.92%) Salesforce Service Cloud
7 5 (0.77%) Amazon EC2
7 5 (0.77%) Serverless
8 4 (0.62%) Amazon S3
8 4 (0.62%) Office 365
8 4 (0.62%) PaaS
9 3 (0.46%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 3 (0.46%) AWS Lambda
9 3 (0.46%) IaaS
9 3 (0.46%) Route 53
10 2 (0.31%) Amazon SQS
10 2 (0.31%) CloudFront
11 1 (0.15%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 16 (2.47%) HTTP
2 11 (1.69%) Internet
3 4 (0.62%) Kerberos
4 3 (0.46%) Firewall
4 3 (0.46%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.31%) SMS
6 1 (0.15%) AMQP
6 1 (0.15%) Bluetooth
6 1 (0.15%) CTI
6 1 (0.15%) Diameter Protocol
6 1 (0.15%) Intranet
6 1 (0.15%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (13.56%) SQL Server
2 56 (8.63%) MongoDB
3 53 (8.17%) NoSQL
4 29 (4.47%) Relational Database
5 28 (4.31%) SQL Server 2012
6 26 (4.01%) MySQL
7 22 (3.39%) SQL Server 2008
8 21 (3.24%) Data Warehouse
9 20 (3.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 18 (2.77%) Big Data
10 18 (2.77%) Hadoop
10 18 (2.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 16 (2.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 15 (2.31%) SQL Server 2016
13 14 (2.16%) RDBMS
14 13 (2.00%) PostgreSQL
15 11 (1.69%) QlikView
15 11 (1.69%) SQL Server 2014
16 9 (1.39%) Oracle Database
17 8 (1.23%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 121 (18.64%) Git (software)
2 85 (13.10%) Maven
3 62 (9.55%) Jenkins
4 50 (7.70%) JUnit
5 46 (7.09%) Subversion
6 39 (6.01%) Mockito
7 34 (5.24%) Visual Studio
8 31 (4.78%) JIRA
9 30 (4.62%) Team Foundation Server
10 27 (4.16%) Selenium
11 23 (3.54%) Vagrant
12 20 (3.08%) Octopus Deploy
13 19 (2.93%) Cucumber
13 19 (2.93%) SpecFlow
14 18 (2.77%) gulp
15 17 (2.62%) Ant
16 16 (2.47%) TeamCity
17 15 (2.31%) Eclipse
18 14 (2.16%) NUnit
18 14 (2.16%) webpack
General
1 152 (23.42%) Finance
2 56 (8.63%) Banking
3 49 (7.55%) Marketing
4 37 (5.70%) Manufacturing
4 37 (5.70%) Telecoms
5 33 (5.08%) Electronics
6 24 (3.70%) Retail
7 14 (2.16%) Investment Banking
8 13 (2.00%) Front Office
9 10 (1.54%) Financial Institution
10 8 (1.23%) Publishing
11 6 (0.92%) Advertising
12 5 (0.77%) Back Office
13 4 (0.62%) Local Government
14 2 (0.31%) Automotive
14 2 (0.31%) Billing
14 2 (0.31%) Law
14 2 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.31%) Retail Banking
14 2 (0.31%) Wholesale Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 175 (26.96%) .NET
2 145 (22.34%) HTML
3 138 (21.26%) CSS
4 128 (19.72%) AngularJS
5 103 (15.87%) Spring
6 100 (15.41%) Web Services
7 92 (14.18%) RESTful
8 87 (13.41%) ASP.NET
9 79 (12.17%) jQuery
10 75 (11.56%) HTML5
10 75 (11.56%) React
11 67 (10.32%) Node.js
12 66 (10.17%) REST
13 62 (9.55%) ASP.NET Web API
14 58 (8.94%) JSON
15 55 (8.47%) CSS3
16 54 (8.32%) Hibernate
16 54 (8.32%) XML
17 45 (6.93%) SOAP
18 41 (6.32%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 104 (16.02%) Greenfield Project
2 29 (4.47%) User Experience
3 22 (3.39%) Mobile App
4 18 (2.77%) Digital Media
5 17 (2.62%) Analytical Skills
6 16 (2.47%) Hedge funds
7 13 (2.00%) Fintech
8 9 (1.39%) Linux Command Line
9 8 (1.23%) iPad
9 8 (1.23%) Virtual Team
10 7 (1.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 6 (0.92%) Computer Science
12 5 (0.77%) Fixed Income
12 5 (0.77%) NHS
13 4 (0.62%) Credit Risk
13 4 (0.62%) STB
14 3 (0.46%) Data Structures
14 3 (0.46%) New Media
15 2 (0.31%) Algorithms
15 2 (0.31%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 47 (7.24%) Linux
2 25 (3.85%) Unix
3 15 (2.31%) Android
4 10 (1.54%) Apple iOS
4 10 (1.54%) Windows
5 8 (1.23%) VMS
6 4 (0.62%) Ubuntu
7 3 (0.46%) Windows Mobile
7 3 (0.46%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.31%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.15%) CentOS
9 1 (0.15%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 337 (51.93%) Agile Software Development
2 218 (33.59%) TDD
3 108 (16.64%) Scrum
4 100 (15.41%) BDD
5 94 (14.48%) MVC
6 82 (12.63%) Continuous Integration
7 76 (11.71%) Microservices
8 67 (10.32%) Mentoring
9 65 (10.02%) DevOps
10 64 (9.86%) Test Automation
11 63 (9.71%) Front End Development
12 62 (9.55%) SOA
13 56 (8.63%) Business Intelligence
14 51 (7.86%) Data Modelling
15 43 (6.63%) E-Commerce
16 41 (6.32%) OO
17 39 (6.01%) Software Engineering
18 34 (5.24%) Digital Marketing
19 33 (5.08%) Programme Management
19 33 (5.08%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 237 (36.52%) Java
2 224 (34.51%) JavaScript
3 168 (25.89%) C#
4 83 (12.79%) SQL
5 35 (5.39%) Python
6 26 (4.01%) XPath
7 21 (3.24%) PHP
8 18 (2.77%) PowerShell
9 17 (2.62%) T-SQL
10 15 (2.31%) TypeScript
11 13 (2.00%) Scala
12 11 (1.69%) Shell Script
13 10 (1.54%) C++
14 8 (1.23%) Apex Code
14 8 (1.23%) JPQL
14 8 (1.23%) VB.NET
15 7 (1.08%) C
15 7 (1.08%) ES6
15 7 (1.08%) PL/SQL
15 7 (1.08%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 24 (3.70%) Security Cleared
2 18 (2.77%) Degree
3 11 (1.69%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (1.54%) SC Cleared
5 6 (0.92%) MCITP
5 6 (0.92%) MCSE
6 5 (0.77%) BPSS Clearance
6 5 (0.77%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (0.46%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.15%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (5.08%) QA
2 5 (0.77%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.15%) GCP
3 1 (0.15%) MiFID
System Software
1 61 (9.40%) Docker
2 2 (0.31%) Varnish
2 2 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (0.31%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.31%) vSphere
3 1 (0.15%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 36 (5.55%) Puppet
2 31 (4.78%) Ansible
3 25 (3.85%) Opscode Chef
4 11 (1.69%) Kubernetes
5 7 (1.08%) Cobbler
6 3 (0.46%) cPanel
7 2 (0.31%) Nagios
8 1 (0.15%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.15%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 66 (10.17%) Microsoft
2 63 (9.71%) Oracle
3 41 (6.32%) ServiceNow
4 39 (6.01%) SAP
5 28 (4.31%) WSO2
6 18 (2.77%) Sitecore
7 13 (2.00%) Salesforce.com
8 11 (1.69%) Adobe
9 10 (1.54%) IBM
9 10 (1.54%) Tableau
10 8 (1.23%) Google
11 6 (0.92%) RedGate
11 6 (0.92%) Zend
12 5 (0.77%) Cloudera
13 4 (0.62%) VMware
13 4 (0.62%) Xamarin
14 3 (0.46%) Atlassian
14 3 (0.46%) Marketo
14 3 (0.46%) MuleSoft
14 3 (0.46%) Red Hat