The table below looks at the statistics for the Development Manager role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Development Manager in their job title over the 3 months to 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Development Manager
Rank 433 450 422
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -28
Contract jobs requiring a Development Manager 143 117 115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.27% 0.23% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.25% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 82 61
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£425 £424 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.29% -5.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £282 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £673 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+10.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 5
Average hourly rate £32.50 £140.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-76.78% +330.76%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 - £35.00

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
48490 46430 41591
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.40% 92.38% 92.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 29830 27397 23746
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1842 1977 2253
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.74 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.55% -2.85%

Development Manager
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Development Manager in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Development Manager Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Development Manager
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Development Manager within the UK.

Development Manager Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Development Manager
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Development Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

Development Manager Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Development Manager
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Development Manager within the UK.

Development Manager Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Development Manager
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Development Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 27 February 2015. 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
England +1 131 £425 - 135
London -31 36 £425 -5.55% 50
South East -34 26 £413 -1.49% 26
East of England +9 16 £408 +35.83% 15
North West +2 16 £463 +23.33% 10
South West -6 15 £450 -41.93% 10
Berkshire +1 11 £475 -20.83% 6
West Midlands 0 9 £410 +8.60% 11
Bristol 0 9 £450 -41.93% 3
Yorkshire -6 9 £425 +21.42% 8
West Yorkshire -7 9 £425 +21.42% 7
Manchester -1 8 £500 +33.33% 5
Leeds -1 8 £425 +21.42% 4
Hertfordshire +11 7 £388 +40.90% 6
City of London +9 7 £474 -29.81% 13
Suffolk - 6 £413 -
Reading - 6 £650 - 3
Hampshire -10 5 £495 +27.33% 6
East Sussex +3 4 £300 +50.00% 3
Bedfordshire -4 4 £390 -2.50% 1
Scotland -4 4 £425 +9.67% 8
Tyne and Wear - 4 £325 -
Wales - 4 £525 - 4
North East - 4 £325 -
Merseyside - 4 - - 2
Coventry - 4 £410 -
Edinburgh -5 3 £425 +9.67% 4
Southampton -14 3 - - 2
South Wales - 3 £525 - 4
Cardiff - 3 £525 - 4

Development Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Development Manager 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 Development Manager in their job title.

1 118 (43.87%) Agile Software Development
2 80 (29.74%) Finance
3 55 (20.45%) Scrum
4 51 (18.96%) Project Management
4 51 (18.96%) Java
4 51 (18.96%) .NET
5 35 (13.01%) SQL Server
6 34 (12.64%) C#
7 32 (11.90%) Stakeholder Management
8 29 (10.78%) Banking
9 27 (10.04%) Oracle
9 27 (10.04%) PRINCE2
10 26 (9.67%) SQL
11 23 (8.55%) TDD
11 23 (8.55%) Analytical Skills
12 22 (8.18%) Waterfall
13 21 (7.81%) Web Development
13 21 (7.81%) Degree
14 20 (7.43%) Kanban
15 18 (6.69%) Line Management
15 18 (6.69%) JavaScript
15 18 (6.69%) ASP.NET
16 17 (6.32%) Web Services
16 17 (6.32%) E-Commerce
17 16 (5.95%) Mentoring
17 16 (5.95%) Business Development
17 16 (5.95%) QA
17 16 (5.95%) Retail
18 15 (5.58%) OO
19 14 (5.20%) HTML

Development Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Development Manager 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 Development Manager in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 9 (3.35%) SharePoint
1 9 (3.35%) SAS
2 8 (2.97%) CMS
3 7 (2.60%) WebSphere
4 5 (1.86%) WebLogic
5 4 (1.49%) JBoss
5 4 (1.49%) Drupal
6 3 (1.12%) Umbraco
6 3 (1.12%) IIS
6 3 (1.12%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.74%) FileNet
7 2 (0.74%) Apache
8 1 (0.37%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.37%) Liferay
8 1 (0.37%) Moodle
8 1 (0.37%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.37%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.37%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 5 (1.86%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.12%) MS Visio
2 3 (1.12%) MS Project
2 3 (1.12%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.74%) MS Office
3 2 (0.74%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (0.74%) Oracle Applications
1 2 (0.74%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.37%) Misys Midas
2 1 (0.37%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (0.37%) Magento
2 1 (0.37%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.37%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (0.37%) Oracle Assets
2 1 (0.37%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.37%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.74%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (0.37%) SaaS
2 1 (0.37%) Office 365
2 1 (0.37%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.37%) HTTP
1 1 (0.37%) SAN
1 1 (0.37%) Internet
1 1 (0.37%) Network Security
1 1 (0.37%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (13.01%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.97%) MySQL
2 8 (2.97%) Relational Database
3 6 (2.23%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (2.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (1.86%) Big Data
4 5 (1.86%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (1.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (1.12%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (1.12%) QlikView
5 3 (1.12%) IBM InfoSphere
6 2 (0.74%) WhereScape RED
6 2 (0.74%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.37%) EDRMS
7 1 (0.37%) Essbase
7 1 (0.37%) MS Access
7 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.37%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.37%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (2.60%) JIRA
2 5 (1.86%) Maven
2 5 (1.86%) Ant
2 5 (1.86%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.12%) Jenkins
3 3 (1.12%) Grunt
3 3 (1.12%) Bower
4 2 (0.74%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.74%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.74%) Selenium
5 1 (0.37%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (0.37%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.37%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.37%) Subversion
General
1 80 (29.74%) Finance
2 29 (10.78%) Banking
3 16 (5.95%) Retail
4 12 (4.46%) Marketing
5 6 (2.23%) Investment Banking
5 6 (2.23%) Front Office
6 5 (1.86%) Financial Institution
6 5 (1.86%) Legal
7 4 (1.49%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.49%) Telecoms
8 3 (1.12%) Games
9 2 (0.74%) German Language
9 2 (0.74%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.37%) Local Government
10 1 (0.37%) Billing
10 1 (0.37%) Advertising
10 1 (0.37%) Publishing
10 1 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.37%) Back Office
10 1 (0.37%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (18.96%) .NET
2 18 (6.69%) ASP.NET
3 17 (6.32%) Web Services
4 14 (5.20%) HTML
5 13 (4.83%) CSS
6 11 (4.09%) J2EE
7 10 (3.72%) jQuery
8 9 (3.35%) HTML5
8 9 (3.35%) Hibernate
9 8 (2.97%) Spring
9 8 (2.97%) XML
10 7 (2.60%) RESTful
11 6 (2.23%) .NET Framework
11 6 (2.23%) Akka
12 5 (1.86%) CSS3
12 5 (1.86%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 3 (1.12%) ASP.NET MVC
13 3 (1.12%) SAP PI
13 3 (1.12%) Backbone.js
13 3 (1.12%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 23 (8.55%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (4.09%) User Experience
3 9 (3.35%) Derivative
4 5 (1.86%) Equities
4 5 (1.86%) PMI
4 5 (1.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 5 (1.86%) Inversion of Control
4 5 (1.86%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (1.49%) Mobile Payment
5 4 (1.49%) Digital Media
5 4 (1.49%) Social Media
5 4 (1.49%) Computer Science
5 4 (1.49%) E-Learning
5 4 (1.49%) Market Risk
5 4 (1.49%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.12%) NHS
6 3 (1.12%) Mainframe
6 3 (1.12%) Hedge funds
6 3 (1.12%) DataPower
6 3 (1.12%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 12 (4.46%) UNIX
2 10 (3.72%) Windows
3 4 (1.49%) Linux
4 1 (0.37%) VMS
4 1 (0.37%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (43.87%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (20.45%) Scrum
3 51 (18.96%) Project Management
4 32 (11.90%) Stakeholder Management
5 27 (10.04%) PRINCE2
6 23 (8.55%) TDD
7 22 (8.18%) Waterfall
8 21 (7.81%) Web Development
9 20 (7.43%) Kanban
10 18 (6.69%) Line Management
11 17 (6.32%) E-Commerce
12 16 (5.95%) Business Development
12 16 (5.95%) Mentoring
13 15 (5.58%) OO
14 14 (5.20%) MVC
15 13 (4.83%) Migration
15 13 (4.83%) Business Intelligence
15 13 (4.83%) SOA
15 13 (4.83%) Supplier Management
16 12 (4.46%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 51 (18.96%) Java
2 34 (12.64%) C#
3 26 (9.67%) SQL
4 18 (6.69%) JavaScript
5 7 (2.60%) PHP
5 7 (2.60%) Scala
6 6 (2.23%) Groovy
7 5 (1.86%) Python
7 5 (1.86%) Shell Script
8 4 (1.49%) Ruby
8 4 (1.49%) PL/SQL
9 3 (1.12%) C++
9 3 (1.12%) VB.NET
10 2 (0.74%) MATLAB
11 1 (0.37%) VBA
11 1 (0.37%) C
11 1 (0.37%) Perl
11 1 (0.37%) VB
Qualifications
1 21 (7.81%) Degree
2 11 (4.09%) Security Cleared
3 8 (2.97%) SC Cleared
3 8 (2.97%) PMI Certification
4 6 (2.23%) PMP
5 4 (1.49%) VCP4
5 4 (1.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (0.74%) APMP
6 2 (0.74%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.37%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.37%) ISEB
7 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.37%) MCTS
7 1 (0.37%) CIPD
7 1 (0.37%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (5.95%) QA
2 2 (0.74%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.37%) SLA
3 1 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.37%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (0.37%) Squid
1 1 (0.37%) Varnish
1 1 (0.37%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (0.74%) Puppet
2 1 (0.37%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.37%) Ansible
Vendors
1 27 (10.04%) Oracle
2 14 (5.20%) Microsoft
3 11 (4.09%) IBM
4 8 (2.97%) SAP
5 5 (1.86%) Business Objects
6 4 (1.49%) Ab Initio
6 4 (1.49%) EPiServer
6 4 (1.49%) Tableau
7 3 (1.12%) hybris
7 3 (1.12%) Google
7 3 (1.12%) HP
7 3 (1.12%) BMC
7 3 (1.12%) Adobe
7 3 (1.12%) Cognos
7 3 (1.12%) Sybase
8 2 (0.74%) Greenplum
8 2 (0.74%) Reuters
9 1 (0.37%) Facebook
9 1 (0.37%) Twitter
9 1 (0.37%) Sitecore
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