The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Head of Development featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 27 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Head of Development
UK
Rank 581 622 608
Rank change year-on-year
+41 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Head of Development 20 14 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.044% 0.027% 0.029%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.046% 0.029% 0.030%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 9 10
Median daily rate £500 £675 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.92% +28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £485 £468
10% offered a daily rate of more than £820 £1,000 £703
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £675 £500
% change year-on-year
-25.92% +35.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
43101 48634 49624
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 95.01% 94.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 28143 31310 30515
Median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1546 1624 1914
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £49.50 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.48 £16.85
% change year-on-year
-5.27% +9.64%

Head of Development
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Head of Development in the job title.

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 2017.

Head of Development Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Head of Development
Top 11 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Head of Development within the UK over the 3 months to 27 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +18 20 £500 -25.92% 16
West Midlands +17 9 £500 -41.17%
London +15 8 £563 -16.66% 8
Birmingham - 7 £488 -
Coventry - 2 £663 -
Hampshire - 2 £850 -
Southampton - 2 £850 -
South East - 2 £850 - 3
East Midlands - 1 £800 - 1
Nottinghamshire - 1 £800 - 1
Nottingham - 1 £800 - 1

Head of Development Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, Head of Development contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Head of Development in the job title.

1 22 (64.71%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (35.29%) .NET
2 12 (35.29%) Java
3 9 (26.47%) Python
3 9 (26.47%) Ruby
4 8 (23.53%) Data Management
4 8 (23.53%) DevOps
4 8 (23.53%) SDLC
5 7 (20.59%) User Experience
5 7 (20.59%) Scala
5 7 (20.59%) Open Source
5 7 (20.59%) Management Information System
5 7 (20.59%) Data Modelling
6 6 (17.65%) Finance
6 6 (17.65%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (17.65%) Cybersecurity
7 5 (14.71%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (14.71%) Software Delivery
7 5 (14.71%) Workflow
7 5 (14.71%) Scrum
7 5 (14.71%) CRM
7 5 (14.71%) Microsoft
7 5 (14.71%) Project Management
7 5 (14.71%) Service Management
7 5 (14.71%) Change Management
7 5 (14.71%) JavaScript
7 5 (14.71%) Case Management
8 4 (11.76%) C#
8 4 (11.76%) HTML
8 4 (11.76%) EDRMS

Head of Development Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (5.88%) Oracle Service Bus
1 2 (5.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 2 (5.88%) WebLogic
2 1 (2.94%) Apache
2 1 (2.94%) Drupal
2 1 (2.94%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 2 (5.88%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.88%) SaaS
2 1 (2.94%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.94%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.76%) EDRMS
2 3 (8.82%) MongoDB
3 2 (5.88%) Oracle Database
3 2 (5.88%) Oracle Database 12c
3 2 (5.88%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.94%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (2.94%) Big Data
4 1 (2.94%) Hadoop
4 1 (2.94%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.94%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (17.65%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (5.88%) Git (software)
2 2 (5.88%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.94%) Eclipse
3 1 (2.94%) git-flow
3 1 (2.94%) Gradle
3 1 (2.94%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.94%) Selenium
General
1 6 (17.65%) Finance
2 3 (8.82%) Retail
2 3 (8.82%) Telecoms
3 2 (5.88%) Banking
4 1 (2.94%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.94%) Marketing
4 1 (2.94%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (35.29%) .NET
2 4 (11.76%) HTML
2 4 (11.76%) Node.js
3 3 (8.82%) AngularJS
3 3 (8.82%) CSS
3 3 (8.82%) CSS3
3 3 (8.82%) HTML5
4 2 (5.88%) LESS
4 2 (5.88%) React
4 2 (5.88%) Sass
4 2 (5.88%) Web Services
5 1 (2.94%) ASP.NET
5 1 (2.94%) ASP.NET Core
5 1 (2.94%) ASP.NET MVC 5
5 1 (2.94%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (2.94%) Hibernate
5 1 (2.94%) RESTful
5 1 (2.94%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 7 (20.59%) Management Information System
1 7 (20.59%) User Experience
2 5 (14.71%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (11.76%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (5.88%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.94%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (64.71%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (23.53%) Data Management
2 8 (23.53%) DevOps
2 8 (23.53%) SDLC
3 7 (20.59%) Data Modelling
3 7 (20.59%) Open Source
4 6 (17.65%) Cybersecurity
5 5 (14.71%) Case Management
5 5 (14.71%) Change Management
5 5 (14.71%) CRM
5 5 (14.71%) Project Management
5 5 (14.71%) Scrum
5 5 (14.71%) Service Management
5 5 (14.71%) Software Delivery
5 5 (14.71%) Workflow
6 4 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (11.76%) Enterprise Architecture
6 4 (11.76%) TDD
6 4 (11.76%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 12 (35.29%) Java
2 9 (26.47%) Python
2 9 (26.47%) Ruby
3 7 (20.59%) Scala
4 5 (14.71%) JavaScript
5 4 (11.76%) C#
6 3 (8.82%) SQL
7 2 (5.88%) C
7 2 (5.88%) PHP
8 1 (2.94%) C++
8 1 (2.94%) R
Qualifications
1 2 (5.88%) Degree
2 1 (2.94%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (2.94%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.88%) SLA
2 1 (2.94%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (14.71%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.88%) Oracle
3 1 (2.94%) Alteryx
3 1 (2.94%) Splunk
3 1 (2.94%) Tableau