Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Lead Developer was £338 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 23 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 145 182 146
Rank change year-on-year +37 -36 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Developer 33 30 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.68% 0.49% 0.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.72% 0.51% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 23 14
West Midlands median daily rate £338 £400 £473
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.63% -15.34% +9.57%
10th Percentile £275 £328 £364
90th Percentile £494 £468 £540
England median daily rate £525 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +10.53% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £43.00 - £50.50

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. 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
West Midlands
Contract vacancies in the West Midlands with a recognized job title 4578 5879 4678
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.55% 95.05% 94.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 2896 3531 2675
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £213 £238 £213
90th Percentile £543 £545 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 203 239 273
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.25 £15.43 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.83% -9.26% +5.07%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £43.75 £39.50 £38.75
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

Lead Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Lead Developer in the West Midlands

Lead Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Lead Developer in the West Midlands

Lead Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Lead Developer in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Lead Developer in the West Midlands

Lead Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Lead Developer in the West Midlands

Lead Developer
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 6 months to 23 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
Birmingham +22 22 £338 -12.90% 4
Coventry +17 4 £506 +26.56% 1
Staffordshire +12 1 - - 1
Warwickshire +3 1 - - 1
Lead Developer
England

Lead Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 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 across the West Midlands region featuring Lead Developer in the job title.

1 28 (84.85%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (78.79%) TDD
3 18 (54.55%) Web Services
3 18 (54.55%) Digital Media
4 17 (51.52%) HTML
5 15 (45.45%) JavaScript
5 15 (45.45%) CSS
6 12 (36.36%) Java
6 12 (36.36%) HTML5
7 11 (33.33%) Mentoring
7 11 (33.33%) Spring
7 11 (33.33%) Maven
8 10 (30.30%) Front End Development
9 9 (27.27%) CSS3
9 9 (27.27%) Java SE
9 9 (27.27%) jQuery
9 9 (27.27%) Git (software)
10 8 (24.24%) Continuous Integration
10 8 (24.24%) .NET
10 8 (24.24%) C#
10 8 (24.24%) BDD
11 6 (18.18%) ASP.NET Web API
11 6 (18.18%) SQL Server
11 6 (18.18%) MVC
12 5 (15.15%) Scrum
12 5 (15.15%) ASP.NET
12 5 (15.15%) Kanban
12 5 (15.15%) Dapper ORM
12 5 (15.15%) Microsoft Azure
12 5 (15.15%) ASP.NET MVC

Lead Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 5 (15.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (6.06%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (6.06%) Amazon EC2
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.03%) IBM InfoSphere
2 1 (3.03%) MongoDB
2 1 (3.03%) Power BI
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2016
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 11 (33.33%) Maven
2 9 (27.27%) Git (software)
3 2 (6.06%) DbUnit
3 2 (6.06%) Jenkins
3 2 (6.06%) jMock
3 2 (6.06%) JUnit
3 2 (6.06%) Mockito
3 2 (6.06%) SonarQube
3 2 (6.06%) Visual Studio
4 1 (3.03%) Subversion
4 1 (3.03%) webpack
General
1 2 (6.06%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (54.55%) Web Services
2 17 (51.52%) HTML
3 15 (45.45%) CSS
4 12 (36.36%) HTML5
5 11 (33.33%) Spring
6 9 (27.27%) CSS3
6 9 (27.27%) Java SE
6 9 (27.27%) jQuery
7 8 (24.24%) .NET
8 6 (18.18%) ASP.NET Web API
9 5 (15.15%) ASP.NET
9 5 (15.15%) ASP.NET MVC
9 5 (15.15%) Dapper ORM
10 4 (12.12%) RESTful
11 3 (9.09%) .NET Framework
12 2 (6.06%) J2EE
12 2 (6.06%) Middleware
12 2 (6.06%) PowerMock
12 2 (6.06%) SOAP
12 2 (6.06%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 18 (54.55%) Digital Media
2 1 (3.03%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (3.03%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.03%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (84.85%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (78.79%) TDD
3 11 (33.33%) Mentoring
4 10 (30.30%) Front End Development
5 8 (24.24%) BDD
5 8 (24.24%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (18.18%) MVC
7 5 (15.15%) Kanban
7 5 (15.15%) Scrum
7 5 (15.15%) SOLID
8 2 (6.06%) Continuous Deployment
8 2 (6.06%) DevOps
8 2 (6.06%) Digital Transformation Programme
8 2 (6.06%) Open Source
8 2 (6.06%) Performance Testing
8 2 (6.06%) Test Automation
8 2 (6.06%) Traceability Matrix
8 2 (6.06%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (6.06%) Virtual Infrastructure
8 2 (6.06%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 15 (45.45%) JavaScript
2 12 (36.36%) Java
3 8 (24.24%) C#
4 3 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (6.06%) SC Cleared
1 2 (6.06%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (6.06%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (6.06%) vSphere
Vendors
1 2 (6.06%) VMware
1 2 (6.06%) WSO2
2 1 (3.03%) Cognos
2 1 (3.03%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.03%) Sitecore