Period
to 17 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Lead Software Developer was £456 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 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 Software Developer
UK
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 870 860 874
Rank change year-on-year -10 +14 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Software Developer 8 34 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.008% 0.032% 0.017%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.008% 0.034% 0.017%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 23 15
UK median daily rate £456 £415 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.94% -24.55% +6.28%
10th Percentile £248 £367 £338
90th Percentile £549 £630 £665
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £438 £370
% change year-on-year - +18.24% -28.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
UK median hourly rate £43.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 - -

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 97472 100409 109082
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.75% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 64264 65451 69386
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 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2912 3320 4146
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 £47.26 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.77 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +1.54% - +8.29%

Lead Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Lead Software Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Lead Software Developer in the UK

Lead Software Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Lead Software Developer.

Contractor daily rate trend for Lead Software Developer in the UK

Lead Software Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Lead Software Developer over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Lead Software Developer in the UK

Lead Software Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Lead Software Developer.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Lead Software Developer in the UK

Lead Software Developer
Top 10 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Lead Software Developer within the UK over the 6 months to 17 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
UK excluding London +10 7 £438 - 8
England -11 5 £456 +9.94% 10
North of England +47 2 - - 5
North West +19 2 - - 3
Wales - 2 £170 -
Midlands +20 1 - -
East Midlands +2 1 - -
London -10 1 £475 +22.50% 2
South East - 1 £438 - 1
Scotland - 1 £550 -

Lead Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, Lead Software 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 Software Developer in the job title.

1 6 (75.00%) .NET
2 5 (62.50%) SQL Server
2 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (50.00%) TDD
3 4 (50.00%) C#
3 4 (50.00%) SQL
3 4 (50.00%) MVC
4 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
4 3 (37.50%) JavaScript
4 3 (37.50%) ASP.NET
4 3 (37.50%) jQuery
4 3 (37.50%) Software Engineering
4 3 (37.50%) Unit Testing
4 3 (37.50%) Mentoring
5 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (25.00%) Entity Framework
5 2 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (25.00%) Test Automation
5 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (25.00%) Manufacturing
5 2 (25.00%) Scrum
5 2 (25.00%) .NET Framework
5 2 (25.00%) Degree
5 2 (25.00%) T-SQL
5 2 (25.00%) C++
5 2 (25.00%) Visual Studio
5 2 (25.00%) Windows
6 1 (12.50%) OOP

Lead Software 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 1 (12.50%) IIS
1 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
1 1 (12.50%) Umbraco
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (12.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (62.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (12.50%) RDBMS
3 1 (12.50%) Relational Database
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (25.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (12.50%) JIRA
2 1 (12.50%) MSTest
2 1 (12.50%) NUnit
General
1 2 (25.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (12.50%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (75.00%) .NET
2 3 (37.50%) ASP.NET
2 3 (37.50%) jQuery
3 2 (25.00%) .NET Framework
3 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (25.00%) Entity Framework
4 1 (12.50%) Ajax
4 1 (12.50%) AngularJS
4 1 (12.50%) Code First Entity Framework
4 1 (12.50%) CSS
4 1 (12.50%) JSON
4 1 (12.50%) LINQ
4 1 (12.50%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (12.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (12.50%) WCF
4 1 (12.50%) Web Services
4 1 (12.50%) WinForms
4 1 (12.50%) WPF
4 1 (12.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Client/Server
1 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (12.50%) Life Science
1 1 (12.50%) NHS
1 1 (12.50%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (12.50%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (50.00%) MVC
2 4 (50.00%) TDD
3 3 (37.50%) Mentoring
3 3 (37.50%) Software Engineering
3 3 (37.50%) Unit Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Scrum
4 2 (25.00%) Test Automation
5 1 (12.50%) Analytics
5 1 (12.50%) Coaching
5 1 (12.50%) Concurrent Programming
5 1 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (12.50%) CRM
5 1 (12.50%) DevOps
5 1 (12.50%) Functional Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Integration Testing
5 1 (12.50%) OOP
5 1 (12.50%) Process Improvement
5 1 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (12.50%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) C#
1 4 (50.00%) SQL
2 3 (37.50%) JavaScript
3 2 (25.00%) C++
3 2 (25.00%) T-SQL
4 1 (12.50%) C
4 1 (12.50%) Java
4 1 (12.50%) VB
4 1 (12.50%) VB.NET
4 1 (12.50%) VB6
4 1 (12.50%) XAML
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft