The median contractor rate for a Lead Developer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Lead Developer
UK
Rank 371 364 378
Rank change year-on-year -7 +14  
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Developer 237 298 250
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% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 175 174
Median daily rate £500 £460 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.69% +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 £406 £438 £400
% change year-on-year -7.14% +9.37%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 7
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 42950 50452 49894
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.82% 95.19% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 27813 32635 30138
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 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1510 1582 1977
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

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 24 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 24 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 -9 231 £500 +8.69% 187
London +41 163 £519 +3.75% 91
City of London +12 31 £563 -2.17% 24
South East -4 15 £413 -17.50% 18
South West +3 13 £375 -10.44% 17
North West +17 10 £425 +21.42% 22
Yorkshire +12 9 £525 +16.66% 11
Manchester +8 7 £394 +1.61% 17
Berkshire +23 6 £325 -38.09% 1
East Midlands -1 5 £375 -14.28% 7
West Midlands -12 5 £375 -18.47% 13
North East -17 5 £463 -8.41% 1
Devon - 5 £370 - 1
South Yorkshire - 5 £525 -
Sheffield - 5 £525 -
Scotland +18 4 £413 -5.71% 9
Edinburgh +17 4 £413 -5.71% 4
Wiltshire +3 4 £375 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -11 4 £450 -10.89%
Tyne and Wear -16 4 £450 -10.89% 1
Reading +20 3 £419 -14.10% 1
Newbury +5 3 £290 -47.27%
West Yorkshire +5 3 £450 - 10
Leeds +3 3 £450 - 8
Buckinghamshire -5 3 £413 +3.12% 3
Northamptonshire - 3 £375 - 2
Plymouth - 3 £475 - 1
Kingston Upon Thames - 3 £450 -
Hampshire +12 2 £359 -15.58% 7
Midlands +8 2 £600 - 1

Lead Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 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.

1 249 (48.44%) Agile Software Development
2 188 (36.58%) Java
3 183 (35.60%) JavaScript
4 158 (30.74%) HTML
5 150 (29.18%) CSS
6 132 (25.68%) TDD
7 107 (20.82%) .NET
8 102 (19.84%) C#
9 100 (19.46%) SQL
10 89 (17.32%) Scrum
10 89 (17.32%) AngularJS
11 88 (17.12%) HTML5
12 85 (16.54%) Git (software)
13 84 (16.34%) Finance
14 71 (13.81%) CSS3
15 65 (12.65%) Software Engineering
15 65 (12.65%) MVC
16 64 (12.45%) Banking
17 62 (12.06%) BDD
18 60 (11.67%) Front End Development
18 60 (11.67%) Continuous Integration
18 60 (11.67%) SQL Server
19 58 (11.28%) Web Services
20 53 (10.31%) jQuery
20 53 (10.31%) Mentoring
21 52 (10.12%) Node.js
22 49 (9.53%) React
23 47 (9.14%) REST
23 47 (9.14%) NoSQL
23 47 (9.14%) Microsoft

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 46 (8.95%) CMS
2 35 (6.81%) Apache
3 29 (5.64%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 12 (2.33%) Apache Spark
4 12 (2.33%) Confluence
4 12 (2.33%) Elasticsearch
5 10 (1.95%) Drupal
5 10 (1.95%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 10 (1.95%) SharePoint
6 9 (1.75%) WebSphere
7 6 (1.17%) JBoss
7 6 (1.17%) Tomcat
7 6 (1.17%) WebLogic
8 4 (0.78%) Apache Solr
8 4 (0.78%) BizTalk Server
8 4 (0.78%) IBM Domino
8 4 (0.78%) Sitecore CMS
9 3 (0.58%) Mule
9 3 (0.58%) Oracle Workflow
10 2 (0.39%) CICS
Applications
1 8 (1.56%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.58%) MS Office
3 1 (0.19%) MS Project
3 1 (0.19%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 16 (3.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.58%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.39%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 2 (0.39%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.39%) RMDS
4 1 (0.19%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.19%) Eloqua
4 1 (0.19%) Magento
4 1 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.19%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 28 (5.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (3.31%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (2.92%) GitHub
4 6 (1.17%) SaaS
5 5 (0.97%) Force.com
6 3 (0.58%) IaaS
6 3 (0.58%) PaaS
7 2 (0.39%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.39%) IBM Cloud
8 1 (0.19%) Adobe Analytics
8 1 (0.19%) Akamai
8 1 (0.19%) CloudSense
8 1 (0.19%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.19%) Google App Engine
8 1 (0.19%) Google Play
8 1 (0.19%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.19%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 16 (3.11%) HTTP
2 9 (1.75%) Internet
3 8 (1.56%) HTTPS
4 3 (0.58%) Kerberos
5 2 (0.39%) DKIM
5 2 (0.39%) DMARC
5 2 (0.39%) DNS
5 2 (0.39%) SMTP
6 1 (0.19%) Asterisk PBX
6 1 (0.19%) Firewall
6 1 (0.19%) Profibus
6 1 (0.19%) Skype
6 1 (0.19%) SNMP
6 1 (0.19%) SSL
6 1 (0.19%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (11.67%) SQL Server
2 47 (9.14%) NoSQL
3 33 (6.42%) MongoDB
4 24 (4.67%) MySQL
5 21 (4.09%) Relational Database
6 19 (3.70%) Big Data
7 15 (2.92%) Hadoop
8 14 (2.72%) Data Warehouse
9 13 (2.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 11 (2.14%) PostgreSQL
11 10 (1.95%) RDBMS
11 10 (1.95%) SQL Server 2008
11 10 (1.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 8 (1.56%) Apache Cassandra
12 8 (1.56%) QlikView
13 7 (1.36%) Hazelcast
13 7 (1.36%) SQL Server 2012
14 6 (1.17%) Oracle Database
14 6 (1.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 4 (0.78%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 85 (16.54%) Git (software)
2 29 (5.64%) JIRA
3 25 (4.86%) Jenkins
4 20 (3.89%) Grunt
5 19 (3.70%) JUnit
5 19 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
6 18 (3.50%) gulp
6 18 (3.50%) Maven
7 17 (3.31%) Subversion
8 15 (2.92%) Mockito
8 15 (2.92%) Visual Studio
9 14 (2.72%) TeamCity
10 13 (2.53%) Jasmine
10 13 (2.53%) Selenium
11 11 (2.14%) Cucumber
12 10 (1.95%) Bitbucket
12 10 (1.95%) Eclipse
13 8 (1.56%) StarTeam
14 7 (1.36%) Gradle
15 6 (1.17%) Bower
General
1 84 (16.34%) Finance
2 64 (12.45%) Banking
3 19 (3.70%) Investment Banking
3 19 (3.70%) Marketing
3 19 (3.70%) Retail
4 18 (3.50%) Front Office
5 8 (1.56%) Games
6 6 (1.17%) Advertising
7 5 (0.97%) Manufacturing
7 5 (0.97%) Telecoms
8 4 (0.78%) Automotive
8 4 (0.78%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.58%) Electronics
9 3 (0.58%) Law
9 3 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.39%) Back Office
10 2 (0.39%) Publishing
11 1 (0.19%) Legal
11 1 (0.19%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 158 (30.74%) HTML
2 150 (29.18%) CSS
3 107 (20.82%) .NET
4 89 (17.32%) AngularJS
5 88 (17.12%) HTML5
6 71 (13.81%) CSS3
7 58 (11.28%) Web Services
8 53 (10.31%) jQuery
9 52 (10.12%) Node.js
10 49 (9.53%) React
11 47 (9.14%) REST
12 43 (8.37%) ASP.NET
12 43 (8.37%) XML
13 42 (8.17%) RESTful
13 42 (8.17%) Spring
14 31 (6.03%) JSON
14 31 (6.03%) SOAP
15 30 (5.84%) Sass
16 28 (5.45%) ASP.NET Web API
16 28 (5.45%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 36 (7.00%) User Experience
2 25 (4.86%) Fixed Income
3 24 (4.67%) Mobile App
4 21 (4.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 18 (3.50%) Equities
6 14 (2.72%) Computer Science
7 12 (2.33%) Derivative
7 12 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
7 12 (2.33%) Equity Derivative
8 11 (2.14%) Fintech
8 11 (2.14%) Virtual Team
9 8 (1.56%) Algorithms
9 8 (1.56%) Analytical Skills
10 6 (1.17%) Digital Media
11 5 (0.97%) Management Information System
12 4 (0.78%) Data Structures
12 4 (0.78%) Mainframe
13 3 (0.58%) Clustering
13 3 (0.58%) e-Learning
13 3 (0.58%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 46 (8.95%) Linux
2 21 (4.09%) Android
3 17 (3.31%) Apple iOS
3 17 (3.31%) Unix
4 12 (2.33%) Windows
5 8 (1.56%) VME
6 4 (0.78%) Mac OS X
7 3 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.39%) HPUX
8 2 (0.39%) Oracle Linux
8 2 (0.39%) Solaris
9 1 (0.19%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 249 (48.44%) Agile Software Development
2 132 (25.68%) TDD
3 89 (17.32%) Scrum
4 65 (12.65%) MVC
4 65 (12.65%) Software Engineering
5 62 (12.06%) BDD
6 60 (11.67%) Continuous Integration
6 60 (11.67%) Front End Development
7 53 (10.31%) Mentoring
8 40 (7.78%) SDLC
8 40 (7.78%) Web Development
9 38 (7.39%) DevOps
10 36 (7.00%) SOA
11 34 (6.61%) Multithreading
12 33 (6.42%) E-Commerce
13 31 (6.03%) OO
14 30 (5.84%) Open Source
15 27 (5.25%) Business Intelligence
16 26 (5.06%) CRM
16 26 (5.06%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 188 (36.58%) Java
2 183 (35.60%) JavaScript
3 102 (19.84%) C#
4 100 (19.46%) SQL
5 32 (6.23%) Python
6 29 (5.64%) Scala
7 26 (5.06%) Ruby
8 24 (4.67%) C++
9 18 (3.50%) PHP
10 14 (2.72%) Objective-C
11 13 (2.53%) T-SQL
12 12 (2.33%) ES6
13 10 (1.95%) Apple Swift
13 10 (1.95%) COBOL
14 7 (1.36%) Apex Code
14 7 (1.36%) C
14 7 (1.36%) Groovy
14 7 (1.36%) PL/SQL
15 6 (1.17%) Shell Script
16 5 (0.97%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 30 (5.84%) Degree
2 23 (4.47%) Security Cleared
3 15 (2.92%) SC Cleared
4 4 (0.78%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (0.39%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (0.19%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.19%) HNC
6 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (3.50%) QA
2 8 (1.56%) MiFID
3 4 (0.78%) PA-DSS
3 4 (0.78%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.58%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.58%) ISO 14001
4 3 (0.58%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.39%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.39%) EMIR
5 2 (0.39%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 2 (0.39%) WAI
6 1 (0.19%) SDET
6 1 (0.19%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.19%) WCAG
System Software
1 15 (2.92%) Docker
2 9 (1.75%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (0.78%) HDFS
4 3 (0.58%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 3 (0.58%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.39%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.19%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.19%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.19%) Shibboleth
6 1 (0.19%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 7 (1.36%) Kibana
2 4 (0.78%) MOM
3 3 (0.58%) Ansible
3 3 (0.58%) Kubernetes
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 (0.19%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.19%) CloudHub
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.19%) Packer
5 1 (0.19%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 47 (9.14%) Microsoft
2 44 (8.56%) Oracle
3 23 (4.47%) Adobe
4 17 (3.31%) Salesforce.com
5 11 (2.14%) IBM
5 11 (2.14%) SAP
5 11 (2.14%) ServiceNow
6 9 (1.75%) HP
7 8 (1.56%) ICL
7 8 (1.56%) Tableau
8 7 (1.36%) Google
8 7 (1.36%) TIBCO
9 6 (1.17%) Red Hat
9 6 (1.17%) Sitecore
10 5 (0.97%) VMware
11 4 (0.78%) Informatica
11 4 (0.78%) MuleSoft
11 4 (0.78%) Reuters
12 3 (0.58%) Cognos
12 3 (0.58%) ION Trading
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £850 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 22 hours ago
Bristol
OHO Group Ltd.
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
Mercator IT Solutions
Rate: £Good market rates
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Maclean Moore Consulting
Rate: From £360 to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £495 - £496.15 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
South West London
onezeero.
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Ampersand Consulting
Rate: £300 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Hounslow, Middlesex
Intrinsic Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Market rates + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Intrinsic Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Market Rates + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Liverpool
Pearson Frank
Rate: £400 - £450 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Norwich, Norfolk
Intrinsic Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Up to £350 per day + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Intrinsic Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Up to £500 per day + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hertfordshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Coded People
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day
Posted: 9 days ago