The table below looks at the statistics for the Head of Development role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. 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 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
Head of Development
Rank 561 555 522
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -33
Contract jobs requiring a Head of Development 15 11 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.029% 0.022% 0.033%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.031% 0.024% 0.036%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 13
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£525 £650 £575
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.23% +13.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £500 £480
10% offered a daily rate of more than £703 £712 £645
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 - £550
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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%

Head of Development
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Head of Development Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Head of Development
Daily Rate Trend

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

Head of Development Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Head of Development
Daily Rate Histogram

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

Head of Development Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Head of Development
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 Head of Development 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 -14 15 £525 -19.23% 13
South East - 5 £725 -
Berkshire - 4 £950 -
London -23 3 £663 +1.92% 6
South West - 2 £475 -
West Midlands - 2 £453 - 3
East of England - 2 £550 - 1
Birmingham - 2 £453 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £500 -
North West - 1 - - 2
Reading - 1 £950 -
Manchester - 1 - - 2
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - -
Northampton - - - -
Norwich - - - -
Preston - - - -
Lowestoft - - - -
Macclesfield - - - -
Maidstone - - - -
Swindon - - - -
Walsall - - - -
Warwick - - - - 1
Watford - - - - 1
Tyne and Wear - - - -
Wales - - - -
South Wales - - - -
Scotland - - - - 1
Channel Islands - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - -

Head of Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 17 (58.62%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (34.48%) Stakeholder Management
2 10 (34.48%) Scrum
3 6 (20.69%) Business Analysis
3 6 (20.69%) Retail
3 6 (20.69%) .NET
4 5 (17.24%) E-Commerce
4 5 (17.24%) Project Management
4 5 (17.24%) Information Management
5 4 (13.79%) Software Engineering
5 4 (13.79%) Finance
5 4 (13.79%) Microsoft
5 4 (13.79%) C#
5 4 (13.79%) SQL
5 4 (13.79%) Web Development
5 4 (13.79%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (13.79%) Coaching
6 3 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (10.34%) DevOps
6 3 (10.34%) Logistics
6 3 (10.34%) SQL Server
7 2 (6.90%) MySQL
7 2 (6.90%) Java
7 2 (6.90%) PHP
7 2 (6.90%) OO
7 2 (6.90%) Publishing
7 2 (6.90%) Migration
7 2 (6.90%) Management Information System
7 2 (6.90%) MVC
7 2 (6.90%) Telecoms

Head of Development
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 (3.45%) SAS
1 1 (3.45%) Drupal
Applications
1 1 (3.45%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.45%) Google Cloud Platform
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.34%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.90%) Azure SQL Database
2 2 (6.90%) MySQL
3 1 (3.45%) Big Data
3 1 (3.45%) MongoDB
General
1 6 (20.69%) Retail
2 4 (13.79%) Finance
3 2 (6.90%) Publishing
3 2 (6.90%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (20.69%) .NET
2 1 (3.45%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.90%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.45%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.45%) Data Integration
3 1 (3.45%) Digital Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (58.62%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (34.48%) Stakeholder Management
2 10 (34.48%) Scrum
3 6 (20.69%) Business Analysis
4 5 (17.24%) Information Management
4 5 (17.24%) Project Management
4 5 (17.24%) E-Commerce
5 4 (13.79%) Web Development
5 4 (13.79%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (13.79%) Software Engineering
5 4 (13.79%) Coaching
6 3 (10.34%) DevOps
6 3 (10.34%) Logistics
7 2 (6.90%) Performance Management
7 2 (6.90%) Kanban
7 2 (6.90%) Mentoring
7 2 (6.90%) Release Management
7 2 (6.90%) OO
7 2 (6.90%) MVC
7 2 (6.90%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 4 (13.79%) C#
1 4 (13.79%) SQL
2 2 (6.90%) Java
2 2 (6.90%) PHP
3 1 (3.45%) Python
3 1 (3.45%) MATLAB
3 1 (3.45%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (3.45%) Degree
1 1 (3.45%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.90%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (13.79%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.45%) Google
2 1 (3.45%) Rackspace