The median contractor rate for a Lead Developer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 27 June 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
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 382 368 368
Rank change year-on-year -14 0  
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Developer 237 311 305
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.50% 0.58% 0.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.53% 0.61% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 166 217 218
Median daily rate £500 £478 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.71% -2.05%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £390 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £55.00 £33.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +64.17% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £33.50 -
% change year-on-year +64.17% -  

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 44656 51218 52310
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 94.87% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 28833 33387 32903
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1389 1533 1989
Median hourly rate £18.10 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.42% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.44 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

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 June 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 27 June 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 -36 226 £513 +7.89% 187
London -3 152 £530 -3.63% 91
City of London +17 35 £600 +9.09% 24
South East 0 19 £525 - 29
East of England +9 14 £613 +25.64% 8
Scotland +40 10 £450 -10.00% 4
South West +8 9 £405 -11.95% 17
North West +3 9 £355 -19.08% 17
West Midlands -16 8 £523 +25.97% 8
Essex - 8 £613 - 1
Manchester +11 7 £355 -16.47% 13
Berkshire +27 6 £525 +5.00% 4
Edinburgh +25 5 £388 +3.33% 1
Yorkshire +21 5 £438 -2.77% 13
Somerset 0 5 £403 - 2
Oxfordshire -3 5 £600 -7.83%
East Midlands -6 5 £425 -5.55% 3
Glasgow - 5 £450 - 3
Reading +22 4 £525 +5.00%
Telford +3 4 £550 +32.53%
Shropshire -1 4 £550 +32.53%
Hertfordshire -3 4 - - 4
Oxford - 4 £600 -
Derbyshire -12 3 £425 -5.55%
Taunton - 3 £400 - 1
York - 3 £438 -
North Yorkshire - 3 £438 -
Midlands - 3 - - 12
Worthing +8 2 - -
Hampshire +6 2 £513 +2.50% 7

Lead Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 June 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.

1 221 (46.82%) Agile Software Development
2 169 (35.81%) Java
3 162 (34.32%) JavaScript
4 136 (28.81%) .NET
5 127 (26.91%) HTML
6 120 (25.42%) TDD
7 110 (23.31%) C#
8 109 (23.09%) CSS
9 96 (20.34%) Finance
10 85 (18.01%) Scrum
10 85 (18.01%) AngularJS
11 82 (17.37%) Git (software)
12 79 (16.74%) SQL
13 74 (15.68%) MVC
14 72 (15.25%) HTML5
15 61 (12.92%) SQL Server
16 59 (12.50%) Web Services
17 57 (12.08%) Banking
17 57 (12.08%) DevOps
17 57 (12.08%) Greenfield Project
18 55 (11.65%) ASP.NET
19 53 (11.23%) Node.js
20 52 (11.02%) Spring
21 50 (10.59%) Continuous Integration
21 50 (10.59%) SOA
21 50 (10.59%) User Experience
22 49 (10.38%) XML
23 48 (10.17%) CSS3
24 47 (9.96%) React
24 47 (9.96%) Oracle

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 25 (5.30%) CMS
2 17 (3.60%) Elasticsearch
2 17 (3.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 14 (2.97%) Apache
4 12 (2.54%) SharePoint
5 10 (2.12%) Apache Spark
5 10 (2.12%) Mule
6 9 (1.91%) Sitecore CMS
7 8 (1.69%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 8 (1.69%) Confluence
7 8 (1.69%) WebSphere
8 7 (1.48%) Oracle Service Bus
9 6 (1.27%) Drupal
9 6 (1.27%) NServiceBus
9 6 (1.27%) WebLogic
10 5 (1.06%) EPiServer
10 5 (1.06%) JBoss
10 5 (1.06%) nginx
10 5 (1.06%) Tomcat
10 5 (1.06%) WordPress
Applications
1 8 (1.69%) Photoshop
2 5 (1.06%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.42%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (0.42%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.21%) Doxygen
4 1 (0.21%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 16 (3.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (2.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.85%) Eloqua
4 2 (0.42%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.42%) Magento
4 2 (0.42%) Shopify
4 2 (0.42%) Siebel CRM
5 1 (0.21%) ION MarketView
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.21%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.21%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.21%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.21%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.21%) SessionCam
5 1 (0.21%) Social Studio
Cloud Services
1 43 (9.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 31 (6.57%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (2.97%) GitHub
4 10 (2.12%) Salesforce Service Cloud
5 5 (1.06%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
6 4 (0.85%) SaaS
7 3 (0.64%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.42%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.42%) CloudFront
8 2 (0.42%) Route 53
9 1 (0.21%) Adobe Analytics
9 1 (0.21%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.21%) CloudSense
9 1 (0.21%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.21%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.21%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.21%) IaaS
9 1 (0.21%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 14 (2.97%) HTTP
2 11 (2.33%) Internet
3 5 (1.06%) DNS
4 4 (0.85%) Firewall
4 4 (0.85%) SSL
5 3 (0.64%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.42%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.21%) Asterisk PBX
7 1 (0.21%) Skype
7 1 (0.21%) Unified Communications
7 1 (0.21%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (12.92%) SQL Server
2 43 (9.11%) NoSQL
3 36 (7.63%) MongoDB
4 22 (4.66%) Big Data
5 20 (4.24%) MySQL
5 20 (4.24%) Relational Database
6 17 (3.60%) Data Warehouse
7 14 (2.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 12 (2.54%) Apache Cassandra
8 12 (2.54%) Hadoop
8 12 (2.54%) QlikView
8 12 (2.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 11 (2.33%) PostgreSQL
10 10 (2.12%) Oracle Database
10 10 (2.12%) SQL Server 2012
11 9 (1.91%) SQL Server 2008
12 8 (1.69%) Hazelcast
12 8 (1.69%) Oracle Database 11g
13 5 (1.06%) Apache Hive
13 5 (1.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 82 (17.37%) Git (software)
2 29 (6.14%) JIRA
3 25 (5.30%) Jenkins
4 24 (5.08%) JUnit
4 24 (5.08%) Visual Studio
5 21 (4.45%) Maven
6 19 (4.03%) gulp
6 19 (4.03%) Subversion
6 19 (4.03%) Team Foundation Server
7 18 (3.81%) Mockito
8 16 (3.39%) Eclipse
8 16 (3.39%) Grunt
8 16 (3.39%) Selenium
8 16 (3.39%) TeamCity
9 12 (2.54%) Cucumber
10 9 (1.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 9 (1.91%) Bitbucket
10 9 (1.91%) Gradle
11 8 (1.69%) Mocha
12 6 (1.27%) Jasmine
General
1 96 (20.34%) Finance
2 57 (12.08%) Banking
3 34 (7.20%) Marketing
4 27 (5.72%) Front Office
5 19 (4.03%) Investment Banking
6 13 (2.75%) Telecoms
7 12 (2.54%) Electronics
7 12 (2.54%) Manufacturing
8 9 (1.91%) Retail
9 7 (1.48%) Advertising
10 5 (1.06%) Financial Institution
11 4 (0.85%) Games
12 3 (0.64%) Automotive
12 3 (0.64%) Legal
12 3 (0.64%) Publishing
13 2 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.42%) Wholesale Banking
14 1 (0.21%) Back Office
14 1 (0.21%) Law
14 1 (0.21%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 136 (28.81%) .NET
2 127 (26.91%) HTML
3 109 (23.09%) CSS
4 85 (18.01%) AngularJS
5 72 (15.25%) HTML5
6 59 (12.50%) Web Services
7 55 (11.65%) ASP.NET
8 53 (11.23%) Node.js
9 52 (11.02%) Spring
10 49 (10.38%) XML
11 48 (10.17%) CSS3
12 47 (9.96%) React
13 45 (9.53%) jQuery
13 45 (9.53%) RESTful
14 41 (8.69%) JSON
15 38 (8.05%) REST
16 36 (7.63%) SOAP
17 33 (6.99%) ASP.NET Web API
18 31 (6.57%) ASP.NET MVC
19 30 (6.36%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 57 (12.08%) Greenfield Project
2 50 (10.59%) User Experience
3 25 (5.30%) Fixed Income
3 25 (5.30%) Mobile App
4 23 (4.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 17 (3.60%) Equities
6 16 (3.39%) Derivative
7 14 (2.97%) Enterprise Software
7 14 (2.97%) Virtual Team
8 12 (2.54%) Computer Science
9 7 (1.48%) Client/Server
10 6 (1.27%) Algorithms
10 6 (1.27%) Analytical Skills
10 6 (1.27%) Equity Derivative
11 5 (1.06%) Fintech
11 5 (1.06%) Hedge funds
11 5 (1.06%) Linux Command Line
11 5 (1.06%) Management Information System
12 4 (0.85%) iPad
12 4 (0.85%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 43 (9.11%) Linux
2 28 (5.93%) Android
3 26 (5.51%) Unix
4 16 (3.39%) Windows
5 12 (2.54%) Apple iOS
6 9 (1.91%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.42%) Oracle Linux
7 2 (0.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.21%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 221 (46.82%) Agile Software Development
2 120 (25.42%) TDD
3 85 (18.01%) Scrum
4 74 (15.68%) MVC
5 57 (12.08%) DevOps
6 50 (10.59%) Continuous Integration
6 50 (10.59%) SOA
7 46 (9.75%) Front End Development
8 44 (9.32%) BDD
9 41 (8.69%) Data Modelling
9 41 (8.69%) Microservices
10 34 (7.20%) Business Intelligence
10 34 (7.20%) E-Commerce
11 32 (6.78%) Mentoring
11 32 (6.78%) Open Source
12 29 (6.14%) Test Automation
13 28 (5.93%) OO
14 27 (5.72%) Web Development
15 26 (5.51%) CRM
16 25 (5.30%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 169 (35.81%) Java
2 162 (34.32%) JavaScript
3 110 (23.31%) C#
4 79 (16.74%) SQL
5 28 (5.93%) Python
6 20 (4.24%) Scala
7 16 (3.39%) Ruby
8 15 (3.18%) ES6
8 15 (3.18%) Shell Script
9 12 (2.54%) C++
9 12 (2.54%) PHP
10 10 (2.12%) VB.NET
11 9 (1.91%) Apex Code
11 9 (1.91%) C
11 9 (1.91%) T-SQL
11 9 (1.91%) XPath
12 8 (1.69%) SOQL
13 6 (1.27%) Objective-C
13 6 (1.27%) PowerShell
13 6 (1.27%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 23 (4.87%) Security Cleared
2 20 (4.24%) Degree
3 12 (2.54%) SC Cleared
4 6 (1.27%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (0.64%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (0.64%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (0.64%) MCITP
5 3 (0.64%) MCSE
6 2 (0.42%) HNC
6 2 (0.42%) Master's Degree
6 2 (0.42%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (0.21%) CFA
7 1 (0.21%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.21%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.21%) MCP
7 1 (0.21%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (4.45%) QA
2 14 (2.97%) MiFID
3 9 (1.91%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.64%) ISO 14001
4 3 (0.64%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.42%) EMIR
6 1 (0.21%) ISO 20022
System Software
1 23 (4.87%) Docker
2 3 (0.64%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 2 (0.42%) Apache Flume
3 2 (0.42%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.21%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.21%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.21%) Varnish
4 1 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 8 (1.69%) Kibana
2 6 (1.27%) Puppet
3 5 (1.06%) MOM
3 5 (1.06%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (0.85%) Ansible
4 4 (0.85%) Kubernetes
5 3 (0.64%) cPanel
5 3 (0.64%) Oozie
6 2 (0.42%) Nagios
6 2 (0.42%) Oracle Identity Management
6 2 (0.42%) vRealize
7 1 (0.21%) Marathon
7 1 (0.21%) Mesos
7 1 (0.21%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.21%) TeamSite
7 1 (0.21%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 47 (9.96%) Oracle
2 46 (9.75%) Microsoft
3 27 (5.72%) ServiceNow
4 15 (3.18%) Salesforce.com
4 15 (3.18%) SAP
5 12 (2.54%) Sitecore
6 11 (2.33%) IBM
7 10 (2.12%) Google
7 10 (2.12%) WSO2
8 9 (1.91%) Tableau
9 8 (1.69%) Adobe
9 8 (1.69%) TIBCO
10 6 (1.27%) hybris
11 5 (1.06%) Informatica
11 5 (1.06%) ION Trading
11 5 (1.06%) Marketo
11 5 (1.06%) Red Hat
12 4 (0.85%) Apigee
12 4 (0.85%) Cloudera
12 4 (0.85%) HP
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