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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Head of Development
Rank 558 550 517
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -33
Contract jobs requiring a Head of Development 13 9 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.026% 0.018% 0.031%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.028% 0.020% 0.033%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 12
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£513 £677 £575
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.32% +17.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £659 £530
10% offered a daily rate of more than £698 £695 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 - -
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
46318 45203 42184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.45% 92.55% 92.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 29063 26904 23919
Average daily rate £400 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1785 1961 2473
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.48 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.57% -5.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.21 £16.50 £17.56
% change year-on-year
-1.78% -6.03%

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 28 January 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 28 January 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 13 £513 -24.32% 22
East of England - 5 £413 - 3
South East - 4 £750 - 1
Berkshire - 3 - -
Cambridgeshire - 3 £413 - 2
London +9 2 £675 -0.33% 9
Manchester - 1 - - 2
South West - 1 £475 - 2
Surrey - 1 £750 -
North West - 1 - - 2
Scotland - - - - 3
Channel Islands - - - -
Torfaen - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - - 3
Wiltshire - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - - 3
City of London - - - - 1
East Midlands - - - -
Wales - - - - 3
West Midlands - - - - 2
South Wales - - - - 3
Cheshire - - - -
Dorset - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Kent - - - -
Norfolk - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - -
Suffolk - - - -
Northampton - - - -

Head of Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 14 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (32.14%) Stakeholder Management
3 8 (28.57%) Scrum
4 6 (21.43%) .NET
5 5 (17.86%) Information Management
5 5 (17.86%) Business Analysis
5 5 (17.86%) Retail
5 5 (17.86%) DevOps
6 4 (14.29%) Coaching
6 4 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (14.29%) Web Development
6 4 (14.29%) E-Commerce
6 4 (14.29%) Project Management
6 4 (14.29%) SQL
7 3 (10.71%) Microsoft
7 3 (10.71%) Management Information System
7 3 (10.71%) C#
7 3 (10.71%) Logistics
7 3 (10.71%) Software Engineering
7 3 (10.71%) Finance
8 2 (7.14%) Azure SQL Database
8 2 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
8 2 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (7.14%) People Management
8 2 (7.14%) Mentoring
8 2 (7.14%) Publishing
8 2 (7.14%) Performance Management
8 2 (7.14%) Java
8 2 (7.14%) PHP

Head of Development
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 (3.57%) Tomcat
1 1 (3.57%) nginx
1 1 (3.57%) Drupal
1 1 (3.57%) WebSphere
1 1 (3.57%) Jetty
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.57%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (3.57%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (3.57%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (3.57%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) IPsec
1 1 (3.57%) DHCP
1 1 (3.57%) FTP
1 1 (3.57%) HTTP
1 1 (3.57%) TCP/IP
1 1 (3.57%) DNS
1 1 (3.57%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.14%) Azure SQL Database
1 2 (7.14%) MySQL
1 2 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.57%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Jenkins
General
1 5 (17.86%) Retail
2 3 (10.71%) Finance
3 2 (7.14%) Publishing
3 2 (7.14%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.57%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (21.43%) .NET
2 1 (3.57%) Servlets
2 1 (3.57%) J2EE
2 1 (3.57%) LAMP
2 1 (3.57%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.71%) Management Information System
2 2 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.57%) Data Integration
3 1 (3.57%) Open Source
3 1 (3.57%) Social Media
3 1 (3.57%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (32.14%) Stakeholder Management
3 8 (28.57%) Scrum
4 5 (17.86%) Information Management
4 5 (17.86%) Business Analysis
4 5 (17.86%) DevOps
5 4 (14.29%) Coaching
5 4 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (14.29%) Web Development
5 4 (14.29%) E-Commerce
5 4 (14.29%) Project Management
6 3 (10.71%) Logistics
6 3 (10.71%) Software Engineering
7 2 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (7.14%) People Management
7 2 (7.14%) Mentoring
7 2 (7.14%) Performance Management
7 2 (7.14%) OO
7 2 (7.14%) MVC
8 1 (3.57%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.29%) SQL
2 3 (10.71%) C#
3 2 (7.14%) Java
3 2 (7.14%) PHP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (3.57%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) Puppet
1 1 (3.57%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 3 (10.71%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.57%) VMware
2 1 (3.57%) Google
2 1 (3.57%) Rackspace