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 30 September 2016 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Head of Development
Rank 634 664 626
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -38
Contract jobs requiring a Head of Development 18 9 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.034% 0.016% 0.026%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.036% 0.016% 0.028%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 9 12
Median daily rate £625 £750 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £490 £550
10% offered a daily rate of more than £775 £910 £860
UK excluding London median daily rate £510 - £663
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
50426 54977 54154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.62% 94.99% 92.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 32986 35136 33089
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1704 2093 2157
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 30 September 2016.

Head of Development Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Head of Development
Top 7 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 30 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +8 18 £625 -16.66% 13
London +20 13 £625 -16.66% 8
North West - 3 - - 1
West Midlands - 2 £510 - 1
Liverpool - 2 - -
Merseyside - 2 - -
Birmingham - 1 - -

Head of Development Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 September 2016, 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 28 (62.22%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (22.22%) Java
3 9 (20.00%) .NET
3 9 (20.00%) Waterfall
4 8 (17.78%) Stakeholder Management
4 8 (17.78%) Finance
5 6 (13.33%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (13.33%) Scrum
5 6 (13.33%) Visual Studio
6 5 (11.11%) C#
6 5 (11.11%) TDD
6 5 (11.11%) Retail
6 5 (11.11%) Open Source
6 5 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (11.11%) Mobile App
6 5 (11.11%) QA
6 5 (11.11%) Mentoring
6 5 (11.11%) Coaching
6 5 (11.11%) User Experience
6 5 (11.11%) SDLC
6 5 (11.11%) Software Delivery
7 4 (8.89%) DevOps
7 4 (8.89%) Microservices
7 4 (8.89%) Mobile Development
7 4 (8.89%) JavaScript
7 4 (8.89%) Web Services
7 4 (8.89%) PRINCE2
7 4 (8.89%) CRM
7 4 (8.89%) E-Commerce
8 3 (6.67%) ERP

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 3 (6.67%) Oracle Service Bus
1 3 (6.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 3 (6.67%) WebLogic
2 2 (4.44%) Drupal
2 2 (4.44%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.22%) Apache
3 1 (2.22%) CMS
3 1 (2.22%) EPiServer CMS
Applications
1 2 (4.44%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Markit EDM
1 1 (2.22%) Payment Gateway
1 1 (2.22%) SAP ERP
1 1 (2.22%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.22%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.22%) CTI
1 1 (2.22%) Firewall
1 1 (2.22%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.67%) MongoDB
1 3 (6.67%) Oracle Database
1 3 (6.67%) Oracle Database 12c
1 3 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.22%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 1 (2.22%) Big Data
2 1 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.22%) MySQL
2 1 (2.22%) Oracle BI EE
2 1 (2.22%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (2.22%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (13.33%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.22%) Appcelerator Titanium
2 1 (2.22%) Eclipse
2 1 (2.22%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.22%) Gradle
2 1 (2.22%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.22%) Selenium
2 1 (2.22%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (17.78%) Finance
2 5 (11.11%) Retail
3 2 (4.44%) Banking
4 1 (2.22%) Advertising
4 1 (2.22%) Back Office
4 1 (2.22%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.22%) Marketing
4 1 (2.22%) Publishing
4 1 (2.22%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (20.00%) .NET
2 4 (8.89%) Web Services
3 3 (6.67%) HTML
4 2 (4.44%) AngularJS
4 2 (4.44%) ASP.NET
4 2 (4.44%) Node.js
5 1 (2.22%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (2.22%) CSS
5 1 (2.22%) Hibernate
5 1 (2.22%) HTML5
5 1 (2.22%) jQuery
5 1 (2.22%) REST
5 1 (2.22%) RESTful
5 1 (2.22%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (2.22%) SOAP
5 1 (2.22%) Spring
5 1 (2.22%) XHTML
5 1 (2.22%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.33%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (11.11%) Mobile App
2 5 (11.11%) User Experience
3 2 (4.44%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.44%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.22%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.22%) Equities
4 1 (2.22%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.22%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (62.22%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (20.00%) Waterfall
3 8 (17.78%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (13.33%) Scrum
5 5 (11.11%) Coaching
5 5 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
5 5 (11.11%) Mentoring
5 5 (11.11%) Open Source
5 5 (11.11%) SDLC
5 5 (11.11%) Software Delivery
5 5 (11.11%) TDD
6 4 (8.89%) CRM
6 4 (8.89%) DevOps
6 4 (8.89%) E-Commerce
6 4 (8.89%) Microservices
6 4 (8.89%) Mobile Development
6 4 (8.89%) PRINCE2
7 3 (6.67%) ERP
7 3 (6.67%) Service Management
7 3 (6.67%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 10 (22.22%) Java
2 5 (11.11%) C#
3 4 (8.89%) JavaScript
4 3 (6.67%) Ruby
4 3 (6.67%) SQL
5 2 (4.44%) Python
5 2 (4.44%) Scala
6 1 (2.22%) C++
6 1 (2.22%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (6.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.44%) Degree
3 1 (2.22%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.11%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (6.67%) Oracle
2 2 (4.44%) Siebel
3 1 (2.22%) Bloomberg
3 1 (2.22%) Charles River
3 1 (2.22%) EPiServer
3 1 (2.22%) SAP
3 1 (2.22%) Teradata
3 1 (2.22%) Xamarin