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 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Head of Development
Rank 590 558 573
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +15
Contract jobs requiring a Head of Development 10 17 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.018% 0.032% 0.022%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.020% 0.034% 0.024%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 8
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£556 £500 £638
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.25% -21.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £474 £388
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £805 £750
UK excluding London average daily rate £625 £650 £425
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +52.94%
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
51265 49491 54504
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.21% 92.73% 92.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 31026 29372 30573
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1968 2145 2690
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.61 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.30% -5.55%

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 August 2014.

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 August 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -22 10 £556 +11.25% 18
London -11 4 £556 +11.25% 9
Yorkshire - 3 £700 - 2
West Yorkshire - 3 £700 - 2
City of London +24 2 £513 -37.11% 4
Leeds - 2 £700 - 2
South East -10 1 £550 - 2
South West -34 1 - -
East of England - 1 - - 1
Bedfordshire - 1 - - 1
Hampshire - 1 £550 - 1
Kent - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Somerset - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
Berkshire - - - - 1
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Durham - - - - 2
East Sussex - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
North East - - - - 2
North West - - - - 1
Luton - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
Manchester - - - -

Head of Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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 5 (25.00%) Java
1 5 (25.00%) .NET
1 5 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (20.00%) Retail
3 3 (15.00%) Web Development
3 3 (15.00%) Service Delivery
3 3 (15.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (15.00%) SQL
3 3 (15.00%) C#
3 3 (15.00%) Oracle
3 3 (15.00%) Linux
3 3 (15.00%) QA
3 3 (15.00%) FMCG
3 3 (15.00%) DevOps
4 2 (10.00%) jQuery
4 2 (10.00%) Waterfall
4 2 (10.00%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (10.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (10.00%) Project Management
4 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
4 2 (10.00%) HTML
4 2 (10.00%) CSS
4 2 (10.00%) Web Services
4 2 (10.00%) PRINCE2
4 2 (10.00%) Change Management
4 2 (10.00%) Finance
4 2 (10.00%) LAMP
4 2 (10.00%) Internet
4 2 (10.00%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (5.00%) WebSphere

Head of Development
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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 (5.00%) Tomcat
1 1 (5.00%) ColdFusion
1 1 (5.00%) WebSphere
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle Coherence
1 1 (5.00%) Jetty
1 1 (5.00%) WordPress
1 1 (5.00%) nginx
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Photoshop
1 1 (5.00%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) WebTrends
1 1 (5.00%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (5.00%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (5.00%) Google App Engine
1 1 (5.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) Internet
2 1 (5.00%) Firewall
2 1 (5.00%) IPsec
2 1 (5.00%) DHCP
2 1 (5.00%) FTP
2 1 (5.00%) HTTP
2 1 (5.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (5.00%) DNS
2 1 (5.00%) SSL
2 1 (5.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (5.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (5.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (5.00%) Subversion
1 1 (5.00%) Firebug
1 1 (5.00%) Fiddler
1 1 (5.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (5.00%) Jenkins
General
1 4 (20.00%) Retail
2 2 (10.00%) Finance
3 1 (5.00%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (25.00%) .NET
2 2 (10.00%) CSS
2 2 (10.00%) Web Services
2 2 (10.00%) LAMP
2 2 (10.00%) jQuery
2 2 (10.00%) HTML
3 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (5.00%) HTML5
3 1 (5.00%) CSS3
3 1 (5.00%) Backbone.js
3 1 (5.00%) LESS
3 1 (5.00%) AngularJS
3 1 (5.00%) Java EE
3 1 (5.00%) JSTL
3 1 (5.00%) XHTML
3 1 (5.00%) JSP
3 1 (5.00%) Servlets
3 1 (5.00%) J2EE
3 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) FMCG
2 2 (10.00%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (5.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (5.00%) GIS
3 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.00%) Open Source
3 1 (5.00%) Social Media
3 1 (5.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.00%) Linux
2 1 (5.00%) UNIX
2 1 (5.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (15.00%) Service Delivery
2 3 (15.00%) Web Development
2 3 (15.00%) DevOps
3 2 (10.00%) Enterprise Architecture
3 2 (10.00%) Waterfall
3 2 (10.00%) Change Management
3 2 (10.00%) Project Management
3 2 (10.00%) PRINCE2
4 1 (5.00%) OO
4 1 (5.00%) E-Commerce
4 1 (5.00%) ETL
4 1 (5.00%) B2B
4 1 (5.00%) B2C
4 1 (5.00%) Configuration Management
4 1 (5.00%) Process Management
4 1 (5.00%) Network Design
4 1 (5.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (5.00%) E-business
Programming Languages
1 5 (25.00%) Java
2 3 (15.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (15.00%) SQL
2 3 (15.00%) C#
3 1 (5.00%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) Xen
1 1 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) Puppet
1 1 (5.00%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 3 (15.00%) Oracle
2 2 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.00%) Adobe
3 1 (5.00%) VMware
3 1 (5.00%) Google
3 1 (5.00%) 29West
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