The table below looks at the statistics for the Head of Development role in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Head of Development in their job title over the 3 months to 5 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Head of Development
Rank 204 199 221
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +22
Contract jobs requiring a Head of Development 1 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.017% 0.051% 0.014%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.019% 0.056% 0.015%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
Average daily rate
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£800 £575 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+39.13% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £633 £550 £625
% change year-on-year
+15.00% -12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5384 5393 6672
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.37% 92.14% 92.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 4192 3934 4896
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £263 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 90 170
Average hourly rate £17.98 £16.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.96% -15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £12.83
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £32.03 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

Head of Development
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Head of Development in the job title across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Head of Development Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Head of Development
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Head of Development across the City of London region.

Head of Development Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Head of Development
Top 25 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 5 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region that cited Head of Development in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Head of Development in their job title.

1 2 (100.00%) Retail
1 2 (100.00%) Internet
2 1 (50.00%) Publishing
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Banking
2 1 (50.00%) HTML
2 1 (50.00%) PHP
2 1 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (50.00%) Billing
2 1 (50.00%) Content Management
2 1 (50.00%) Retail Banking
2 1 (50.00%) Online Banking
2 1 (50.00%) Drupal
2 1 (50.00%) Kanban
2 1 (50.00%) Android
2 1 (50.00%) Open Source
2 1 (50.00%) Video on Demand
2 1 (50.00%) HTML5
2 1 (50.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (50.00%) Digital Media
2 1 (50.00%) Line Management
2 1 (50.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (50.00%) People Management
2 1 (50.00%) API Development

Head of Development
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region that cited Head of Development in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Head of Development in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (50.00%) Drupal
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) Internet
General
1 2 (100.00%) Retail
2 1 (50.00%) Billing
2 1 (50.00%) Retail Banking
2 1 (50.00%) Publishing
2 1 (50.00%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) HTML
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
1 1 (50.00%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Online Banking
1 1 (50.00%) Video on Demand
1 1 (50.00%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Android
1 1 (50.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) E-Commerce
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Content Management
1 1 (50.00%) Kanban
1 1 (50.00%) Open Source
1 1 (50.00%) Line Management
1 1 (50.00%) Mentoring
1 1 (50.00%) People Management
1 1 (50.00%) API Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) PHP