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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Head of Development
Rank 621 621 614
Rank change year-on-year
0 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Head of Development 19 14 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.034% 0.025% 0.022%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.036% 0.027% 0.023%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 10 10
Average daily rate £700 £575 £650
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.73% -11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £526 £468 £398
10% offered a daily rate of more than £850 £793 £750
UK excluding London average daily rate £550 £500 -
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -
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
53034 52811 51540
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.93% 94.73% 94.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 34546 32021 31371
Average daily rate £425 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £243 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1532 2104 2098
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

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 29 April 2016.

Head of Development Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Head of Development
Top 18 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 29 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -17 19 £700 +21.73% 19
London -8 7 £700 +7.69% 9
East Midlands +10 4 £505 +6.31%
Yorkshire +3 3 £775 - 2
Leeds -1 3 £775 - 2
West Yorkshire -4 3 £775 - 2
Leicestershire +4 2 - -
Manchester -6 2 £700 -
North West -8 2 £700 -
Leicester - 2 - -
City of London +43 1 £575 -11.53% 2
Bristol -1 1 £550 -29.03% 1
South West -3 1 £550 -12.00% 1
South East -15 1 £550 -24.13% 2
Luton - 1 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 £550 -
East of England - 1 - - 3
Bedfordshire - 1 - -

Head of Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 (44.74%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (31.58%) Finance
3 9 (23.68%) E-Commerce
4 7 (18.42%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (18.42%) SDLC
5 6 (15.79%) Scrum
5 6 (15.79%) Project Management
6 5 (13.16%) Retail
7 4 (10.53%) TDD
7 4 (10.53%) Ruby
7 4 (10.53%) Microsoft
7 4 (10.53%) Waterfall
7 4 (10.53%) DevOps
7 4 (10.53%) Mentoring
7 4 (10.53%) Coaching
7 4 (10.53%) Software Delivery
8 3 (7.89%) Black Duck
8 3 (7.89%) Sonatype Nexus
8 3 (7.89%) People Management
8 3 (7.89%) Analytics
8 3 (7.89%) Artifactory
8 3 (7.89%) Test Strategy
8 3 (7.89%) Data Analytics
8 3 (7.89%) Bitbucket
8 3 (7.89%) Confluence
8 3 (7.89%) Coverity
8 3 (7.89%) Open Source
8 3 (7.89%) PaaS
8 3 (7.89%) Atlassian
8 3 (7.89%) QA

Head of Development
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 3 (7.89%) Confluence
1 3 (7.89%) MS Project Server
2 1 (2.63%) Drupal
Applications
1 3 (7.89%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (5.26%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.89%) PaaS
2 2 (5.26%) GitHub
2 2 (5.26%) Heroku
2 2 (5.26%) SaaS
3 1 (2.63%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (2.63%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.63%) CTI
1 1 (2.63%) Firewall
1 1 (2.63%) LAN
1 1 (2.63%) SAN
1 1 (2.63%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (5.26%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (2.63%) MySQL
2 1 (2.63%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (7.89%) Artifactory
1 3 (7.89%) Bitbucket
1 3 (7.89%) Git (software)
1 3 (7.89%) JIRA
1 3 (7.89%) Sonatype Nexus
1 3 (7.89%) Subversion
1 3 (7.89%) TeamCity
2 2 (5.26%) RSpec
3 1 (2.63%) Jenkins
General
1 12 (31.58%) Finance
2 5 (13.16%) Retail
3 2 (5.26%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.63%) Advertising
4 1 (2.63%) Banking
4 1 (2.63%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.89%) .NET
2 2 (5.26%) AngularJS
2 2 (5.26%) Backbone.js
2 2 (5.26%) CSS
2 2 (5.26%) HTML
2 2 (5.26%) React
2 2 (5.26%) Ruby on Rails
3 1 (2.63%) CSS3
3 1 (2.63%) HTML5
3 1 (2.63%) LESS
3 1 (2.63%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.26%) Digital Media
1 2 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.63%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.63%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.63%) Fintech
2 1 (2.63%) FMCG
2 1 (2.63%) Informatics
2 1 (2.63%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.63%) NHS
2 1 (2.63%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.26%) Linux
2 1 (2.63%) Android
2 1 (2.63%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.63%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (44.74%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (23.68%) E-Commerce
3 7 (18.42%) SDLC
3 7 (18.42%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (15.79%) Project Management
4 6 (15.79%) Scrum
5 4 (10.53%) Coaching
5 4 (10.53%) DevOps
5 4 (10.53%) Mentoring
5 4 (10.53%) Software Delivery
5 4 (10.53%) TDD
5 4 (10.53%) Waterfall
6 3 (7.89%) Analytics
6 3 (7.89%) Data Analytics
6 3 (7.89%) Financial Modelling
6 3 (7.89%) Kanban
6 3 (7.89%) Open Source
6 3 (7.89%) People Management
6 3 (7.89%) Test Strategy
6 3 (7.89%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.53%) Ruby
2 3 (7.89%) Java
2 3 (7.89%) PHP
3 2 (5.26%) C#
3 2 (5.26%) JavaScript
3 2 (5.26%) Python
4 1 (2.63%) Bash Shell
4 1 (2.63%) C
4 1 (2.63%) C++
4 1 (2.63%) Objective-C
4 1 (2.63%) Scala
Qualifications
1 3 (7.89%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.63%) Degree
2 1 (2.63%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.89%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.63%) Hyper-V
1 1 (2.63%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (2.63%) XenApp
1 1 (2.63%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (5.26%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (5.26%) Puppet
2 1 (2.63%) Ansible
2 1 (2.63%) CFEngine
2 1 (2.63%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (10.53%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.89%) Atlassian
2 3 (7.89%) Black Duck
2 3 (7.89%) Coverity
3 2 (5.26%) New Relic
3 2 (5.26%) SAP
4 1 (2.63%) Oracle
4 1 (2.63%) Rackspace
4 1 (2.63%) VMware
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