The table below looks at the statistics for the Head of Software Development role in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Head of Software Development in their job title over the 3 months to 20 October 2014 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Head of Software Development
Rank 586 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Head of Software Development 2 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.004% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.004% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£550 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Head of Software Development
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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 England 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
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
48174 44665 47924
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 90.65% 92.87% 93.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 30490 27603 27558
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1960 1930 2386
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.85% -7.42%

Head of Software Development
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Head of Software Development Jobs Demand Trend in England

Head of Software Development
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Head of Software Development Daily Rate Trend in England

Head of Software Development
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Head of Software Development within the England region over the 3 months to 20 October 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London - 1 £550 - 1
South West - 1 - -
East of England - - - -
North West - - - - 2
South East - - - -
Head of Software Development
UK

Head of Software Development
Top 27 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Head of Software 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 Software Development in their job title.

1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Web Development
2 1 (33.33%) QA
2 1 (33.33%) Open Source
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (33.33%) Social Media
2 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
2 1 (33.33%) User Experience
2 1 (33.33%) Software Licensing
2 1 (33.33%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) .NET
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
2 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
2 1 (33.33%) B2B
2 1 (33.33%) B2C
2 1 (33.33%) WebTrends
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) E-business
2 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (33.33%) Back Office
2 1 (33.33%) MVC
2 1 (33.33%) LAMP
2 1 (33.33%) Scrum

Head of Software Development
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Head of Software 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 Software Development in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) WebTrends
General
1 1 (33.33%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
1 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
1 1 (33.33%) LAMP
1 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
1 1 (33.33%) Open Source
1 1 (33.33%) Social Media
1 1 (33.33%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Web Development
2 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
2 1 (33.33%) Software Licensing
2 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
2 1 (33.33%) B2B
2 1 (33.33%) B2C
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) E-business
2 1 (33.33%) MVC
2 1 (33.33%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C#
1 1 (33.33%) Java
1 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA