Period
to 24 October 2020

The median contractor rate for a Lead Developer was £556 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 24 October 2020.

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
24 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 94 118 193
Rank change year-on-year +24 +75 -34
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Developer 5 49 23
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.38% 1.26% 0.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.40% 1.31% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 36 18
Median daily rate £556 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.14% +4.76% +55.56%
10th Percentile £516 £481 £369
90th Percentile £592 £725 £575
England median daily rate £550 £550 £544
% change year-on-year - +1.15% +4.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £72.00 £42.00
% change year-on-year -51.39% +71.43% -2.33%

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 1,260 3,729 4,819
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.45% 95.59% 94.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 808 2,446 2,947
Median daily rate £413 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £198 £200 £234
90th Percentile £575 £575 £575
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 185 216
Median hourly rate £16.73 £16.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.53% +3.23% -4.34%
10th Percentile £12.10 £11.17 £11.00
90th Percentile £43.75 £43.75 £30.66
Median hourly rate £30.00 £19.71 £18.12
% change year-on-year +52.21% +8.80% -3.09%

Lead Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings that featured Lead Developer in the job title as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Lead Developer in the West Midlands.

Daily rate trend for Lead Developer in the West Midlands

Lead Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Lead Developer in the West Midlands.

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 24 October 2020. 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 +39 5 £556 -7.29% 6
Lead Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 October 2020, Lead Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the West Midlands region featuring Lead Developer in the job title.

1 4 (80.00%) JavaScript
1 4 (80.00%) REST
2 3 (60.00%) Apigee
2 3 (60.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 3 (60.00%) DevOps
2 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) TDD
2 3 (60.00%) JSON
2 3 (60.00%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (60.00%) Kanban
2 3 (60.00%) Data Protection
2 3 (60.00%) YAML
2 3 (60.00%) Scrum
2 3 (60.00%) JUnit
2 3 (60.00%) Swagger
2 3 (60.00%) Node.js
3 2 (40.00%) AngularJS
4 1 (20.00%) SDLC
4 1 (20.00%) User Experience
4 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (20.00%) Force.com
4 1 (20.00%) Spring
4 1 (20.00%) Classic ASP
4 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET
4 1 (20.00%) CSS
4 1 (20.00%) Web Services
4 1 (20.00%) XML
4 1 (20.00%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (20.00%) Project Management
4 1 (20.00%) Web Design

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:

Cloud Services
1 3 (60.00%) Apigee
2 1 (20.00%) Force.com
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) JUnit
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (80.00%) REST
2 3 (60.00%) JSON
2 3 (60.00%) Node.js
2 3 (60.00%) Swagger
2 3 (60.00%) YAML
3 2 (40.00%) AngularJS
4 1 (20.00%) .NET
4 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET
4 1 (20.00%) Classic ASP
4 1 (20.00%) CSS
4 1 (20.00%) HTML
4 1 (20.00%) Spring
4 1 (20.00%) Web Services
4 1 (20.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (20.00%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (60.00%) Continuous Integration
1 3 (60.00%) Data Protection
1 3 (60.00%) DevOps
1 3 (60.00%) Kanban
1 3 (60.00%) Scrum
1 3 (60.00%) TDD
2 1 (20.00%) Change Management
2 1 (20.00%) Planning and Forecasting
2 1 (20.00%) Project Delivery
2 1 (20.00%) Project Management
2 1 (20.00%) SDLC
2 1 (20.00%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (20.00%) Java
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Salesforce.com