The median contractor rate for a Lead Developer was £478 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 27 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Lead Developer
UK
Rank 356 367 384
Rank change year-on-year +11 +17  
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Developer 235 297 259
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.52% 0.56% 0.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.55% 0.59% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 168 174 182
Median daily rate £478 £460 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.91% +2.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £350 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £438 £400
% change year-on-year -5.71% +9.37%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 8
Median hourly rate £55.00 £55.00 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +61.76%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 - £34.00

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 42574 50675 51233
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.79% 95.19% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27643 32785 30936
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1490 1588 2053
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.93 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

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 27 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 27 March 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 -6 229 £500 +8.69% 187
London +40 158 £513 +2.50% 92
City of London +11 31 £563 -2.17% 23
South East -18 17 £413 -17.50% 18
South West +9 13 £375 -10.44% 18
North West +14 10 £425 +21.42% 20
Yorkshire +18 9 £525 +16.66% 11
Manchester +11 7 £394 +1.61% 17
Berkshire +27 6 £325 -38.09% 1
East Midlands -1 6 £400 -8.57% 8
West Midlands -2 5 £375 -18.47% 13
North East -13 5 £463 -8.41% 1
Devon - 5 £370 - 1
Sheffield - 5 £525 -
South Yorkshire - 5 £525 -
Scotland +20 4 £413 -5.71% 8
Edinburgh +18 4 £413 -5.71% 4
Wiltshire +3 4 £375 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -16 4 £450 -10.89%
Tyne and Wear -17 4 £450 -10.89% 1
Reading +22 3 £419 -14.10% 1
West Yorkshire +12 3 £450 - 10
Leeds +9 3 £450 - 8
Newbury +3 3 £290 -47.27%
Buckinghamshire -8 3 £413 +3.12% 3
East of England -17 3 £406 +1.56% 5
Northamptonshire - 3 £375 - 2
Plymouth - 3 £475 - 1
Hampshire +14 2 £359 -15.58% 8
East Sussex +4 2 £525 +31.25% 1

Lead Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 241 (47.25%) Agile Software Development
2 184 (36.08%) Java
3 183 (35.88%) JavaScript
4 157 (30.78%) HTML
5 148 (29.02%) CSS
6 127 (24.90%) TDD
7 109 (21.37%) .NET
8 98 (19.22%) C#
9 96 (18.82%) SQL
10 89 (17.45%) Scrum
11 88 (17.25%) HTML5
12 87 (17.06%) AngularJS
13 84 (16.47%) Git (software)
14 82 (16.08%) Finance
15 71 (13.92%) CSS3
16 63 (12.35%) MVC
16 63 (12.35%) Software Engineering
17 61 (11.96%) SQL Server
18 60 (11.76%) Banking
19 59 (11.57%) Web Services
19 59 (11.57%) Front End Development
20 58 (11.37%) BDD
21 56 (10.98%) Continuous Integration
22 52 (10.20%) jQuery
23 51 (10.00%) Node.js
23 51 (10.00%) Mentoring
24 50 (9.80%) React
25 49 (9.61%) REST
25 49 (9.61%) Microsoft
26 47 (9.22%) CMS

Lead Developer Skill Set
Top Related 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 47 (9.22%) CMS
2 34 (6.67%) Apache
3 29 (5.69%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 13 (2.55%) Elasticsearch
5 12 (2.35%) Apache Spark
6 11 (2.16%) Confluence
7 10 (1.96%) Drupal
7 10 (1.96%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 10 (1.96%) SharePoint
7 10 (1.96%) WebSphere
8 6 (1.18%) JBoss
8 6 (1.18%) Tomcat
8 6 (1.18%) WebLogic
9 4 (0.78%) Apache Solr
9 4 (0.78%) IBM Domino
9 4 (0.78%) Sitecore CMS
10 3 (0.59%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (0.59%) Mule
10 3 (0.59%) Oracle Workflow
11 2 (0.39%) CICS
Applications
1 8 (1.57%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.59%) MS Office
3 1 (0.20%) MS Project
3 1 (0.20%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 16 (3.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.59%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.39%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 2 (0.39%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.39%) RMDS
4 1 (0.20%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.20%) Eloqua
4 1 (0.20%) Magento
4 1 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.20%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 28 (5.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (2.94%) GitHub
4 6 (1.18%) SaaS
5 5 (0.98%) Force.com
6 3 (0.59%) IaaS
6 3 (0.59%) PaaS
7 2 (0.39%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.39%) IBM Cloud
8 1 (0.20%) Adobe Analytics
8 1 (0.20%) Akamai
8 1 (0.20%) CloudSense
8 1 (0.20%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.20%) Google App Engine
8 1 (0.20%) Google Play
8 1 (0.20%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.20%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 16 (3.14%) HTTP
2 9 (1.76%) Internet
3 8 (1.57%) HTTPS
4 3 (0.59%) Kerberos
5 2 (0.39%) DKIM
5 2 (0.39%) DMARC
5 2 (0.39%) DNS
5 2 (0.39%) SMTP
6 1 (0.20%) Asterisk PBX
6 1 (0.20%) Firewall
6 1 (0.20%) Profibus
6 1 (0.20%) Skype
6 1 (0.20%) SNMP
6 1 (0.20%) SSL
6 1 (0.20%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (11.96%) SQL Server
2 44 (8.63%) NoSQL
3 32 (6.27%) MongoDB
4 25 (4.90%) MySQL
5 21 (4.12%) Relational Database
6 19 (3.73%) Big Data
7 16 (3.14%) Data Warehouse
7 16 (3.14%) Hadoop
8 14 (2.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 13 (2.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 12 (2.35%) PostgreSQL
11 9 (1.76%) QlikView
11 9 (1.76%) RDBMS
11 9 (1.76%) SQL Server 2008
12 8 (1.57%) Apache Cassandra
13 7 (1.37%) Hazelcast
13 7 (1.37%) Oracle Database
13 7 (1.37%) SQL Server 2012
14 6 (1.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 5 (0.98%) HBase
Development Applications
1 84 (16.47%) Git (software)
2 29 (5.69%) JIRA
3 24 (4.71%) Jenkins
4 19 (3.73%) Grunt
4 19 (3.73%) JUnit
4 19 (3.73%) Team Foundation Server
5 18 (3.53%) Maven
6 17 (3.33%) gulp
7 16 (3.14%) Mockito
7 16 (3.14%) Subversion
7 16 (3.14%) Visual Studio
8 14 (2.75%) TeamCity
9 13 (2.55%) Jasmine
9 13 (2.55%) Selenium
10 11 (2.16%) Cucumber
10 11 (2.16%) Eclipse
11 10 (1.96%) Bitbucket
12 8 (1.57%) StarTeam
13 7 (1.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 6 (1.18%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 82 (16.08%) Finance
2 60 (11.76%) Banking
3 20 (3.92%) Marketing
4 19 (3.73%) Retail
5 18 (3.53%) Investment Banking
6 17 (3.33%) Front Office
7 8 (1.57%) Games
8 6 (1.18%) Advertising
9 5 (0.98%) Manufacturing
9 5 (0.98%) Telecoms
10 4 (0.78%) Automotive
10 4 (0.78%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.59%) Electronics
11 3 (0.59%) Law
11 3 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.59%) Publishing
12 2 (0.39%) Back Office
13 1 (0.20%) Legal
13 1 (0.20%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 157 (30.78%) HTML
2 148 (29.02%) CSS
3 109 (21.37%) .NET
4 88 (17.25%) HTML5
5 87 (17.06%) AngularJS
6 71 (13.92%) CSS3
7 59 (11.57%) Web Services
8 52 (10.20%) jQuery
9 51 (10.00%) Node.js
10 50 (9.80%) React
11 49 (9.61%) REST
12 44 (8.63%) Spring
13 43 (8.43%) ASP.NET
14 42 (8.24%) RESTful
14 42 (8.24%) XML
15 33 (6.47%) SOAP
16 30 (5.88%) JSON
16 30 (5.88%) Sass
17 29 (5.69%) Hibernate
18 28 (5.49%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 37 (7.25%) User Experience
2 24 (4.71%) Fixed Income
2 24 (4.71%) Mobile App
3 20 (3.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 17 (3.33%) Equities
5 15 (2.94%) Computer Science
6 12 (2.35%) Derivative
6 12 (2.35%) Enterprise Software
6 12 (2.35%) Virtual Team
7 10 (1.96%) Equity Derivative
8 9 (1.76%) Fintech
9 8 (1.57%) Algorithms
9 8 (1.57%) Analytical Skills
10 6 (1.18%) Digital Media
11 5 (0.98%) Management Information System
12 4 (0.78%) Data Structures
12 4 (0.78%) Mainframe
13 3 (0.59%) Clustering
13 3 (0.59%) Internet of Things
13 3 (0.59%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 45 (8.82%) Linux
2 20 (3.92%) Android
3 17 (3.33%) Unix
4 16 (3.14%) Apple iOS
5 12 (2.35%) Windows
6 8 (1.57%) VME
7 4 (0.78%) Mac OS X
8 3 (0.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.39%) HPUX
9 2 (0.39%) Oracle Linux
9 2 (0.39%) Solaris
10 1 (0.20%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 241 (47.25%) Agile Software Development
2 127 (24.90%) TDD
3 89 (17.45%) Scrum
4 63 (12.35%) MVC
4 63 (12.35%) Software Engineering
5 59 (11.57%) Front End Development
6 58 (11.37%) BDD
7 56 (10.98%) Continuous Integration
8 51 (10.00%) Mentoring
9 42 (8.24%) Web Development
10 38 (7.45%) DevOps
10 38 (7.45%) SDLC
11 37 (7.25%) SOA
12 32 (6.27%) E-Commerce
13 31 (6.08%) Multithreading
14 30 (5.88%) OO
14 30 (5.88%) Open Source
15 29 (5.69%) Business Intelligence
16 27 (5.29%) Microservices
17 26 (5.10%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 184 (36.08%) Java
2 183 (35.88%) JavaScript
3 98 (19.22%) C#
4 96 (18.82%) SQL
5 29 (5.69%) Python
5 29 (5.69%) Scala
6 26 (5.10%) Ruby
7 20 (3.92%) C++
8 18 (3.53%) PHP
9 13 (2.55%) Objective-C
9 13 (2.55%) T-SQL
10 12 (2.35%) ES6
11 10 (1.96%) COBOL
12 9 (1.76%) Apple Swift
13 7 (1.37%) Apex Code
13 7 (1.37%) C
13 7 (1.37%) Groovy
13 7 (1.37%) PL/SQL
14 6 (1.18%) Shell Script
15 5 (0.98%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 28 (5.49%) Degree
2 23 (4.51%) Security Cleared
3 15 (2.94%) SC Cleared
4 4 (0.78%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (0.39%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (0.20%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.20%) HNC
6 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (3.73%) QA
2 8 (1.57%) MiFID
3 4 (0.78%) Data Quality
3 4 (0.78%) PA-DSS
3 4 (0.78%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.59%) ISO 14001
4 3 (0.59%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.39%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.39%) EMIR
5 2 (0.39%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.20%) SDET
6 1 (0.20%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.20%) WAI
6 1 (0.20%) WCAG
System Software
1 16 (3.14%) Docker
2 9 (1.76%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (0.78%) HDFS
4 3 (0.59%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 3 (0.59%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.39%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.20%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.20%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.20%) Shibboleth
6 1 (0.20%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 7 (1.37%) Kibana
2 4 (0.78%) Kubernetes
2 4 (0.78%) MOM
3 3 (0.59%) Ansible
4 2 (0.39%) Oozie
4 2 (0.39%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.39%) Oracle Identity Management
4 2 (0.39%) Puppet
4 2 (0.39%) vRealize
5 1 (0.20%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.20%) CloudHub
5 1 (0.20%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.20%) Packer
5 1 (0.20%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 49 (9.61%) Microsoft
2 46 (9.02%) Oracle
3 24 (4.71%) Adobe
4 17 (3.33%) Salesforce.com
5 12 (2.35%) IBM
6 11 (2.16%) SAP
6 11 (2.16%) ServiceNow
7 9 (1.76%) HP
8 8 (1.57%) ICL
8 8 (1.57%) Tableau
9 7 (1.37%) Google
9 7 (1.37%) TIBCO
10 6 (1.18%) Red Hat
10 6 (1.18%) Sitecore
11 5 (0.98%) VMware
12 4 (0.78%) Informatica
12 4 (0.78%) MuleSoft
12 4 (0.78%) Reuters
13 3 (0.59%) Cognos
13 3 (0.59%) hybris
City of London
Pearson Frank
Rate: £350 - £550 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £524 - £578 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol
OHO Group Ltd.
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxfordshire
Mercator IT Solutions
Rate: £Good market rates
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £500 - £565 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
South West London
onezeero.
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
West London
Maclean Moore Consulting
Rate: From £360 to £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £850 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Opilio Recruitment
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Ampersand Consulting
Rate: £300 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Hounslow, Middlesex
Intrinsic Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Market rates + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Intrinsic Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Market Rates + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Norwich, Norfolk
Intrinsic Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Up to £350 per day + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Intrinsic Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Up to £500 per day + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £495 - £496.15 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Hertfordshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Coded People
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Central London / West End
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day
Posted: 11 days ago