The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Head of Development
Rank 589 540 579
Rank change year-on-year
-49 +39
Contract jobs requiring a Head of Development 14 12 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.024% 0.025% 0.021%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.026% 0.027% 0.023%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 8 10
Average daily rate £650 £538 £788
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.93% -31.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £438 £638
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £663 £1,100
UK excluding London average daily rate - £550 £888
% change year-on-year
- -38.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
53024 44938 56165
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.25% 92.48% 92.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 32160 25752 30878
Average daily rate £390 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2112 2238 2624
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%

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 16 April 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -34 14 £650 +13.04% 11
London -33 12 £650 +20.93% 2
City of London -2 9 £650 +4.00% 2
East Midlands -7 1 - - 1
East of England - 1 - - 1
Nottinghamshire - 1 - - 1
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -
Cambridge - 1 - -
Nottingham - 1 - - 1
Reading - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Southampton - - - - 1
Warrington - - - -
Wellingborough - - - -
Weymouth - - - -
Wilmslow - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cardiff - - - -
Chester - - - - 1
Coventry - - - -
Darlington - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Hessle - - - -
High Wycombe - - - -
Hull - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Liverpool - - - -
Cheshire - - - - 1
Dorset - - - -

Head of Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 9 (39.13%) E-Commerce
1 9 (39.13%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (30.43%) Java
3 6 (26.09%) Retail
3 6 (26.09%) QA
4 5 (21.74%) Analytics
4 5 (21.74%) Mobile App
4 5 (21.74%) Marketing
4 5 (21.74%) PHP
4 5 (21.74%) Internet
5 4 (17.39%) Benchmarking
5 4 (17.39%) Project Management
5 4 (17.39%) Risk Management
5 4 (17.39%) CRM
5 4 (17.39%) Spring
5 4 (17.39%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (17.39%) Online Marketing
5 4 (17.39%) REST
5 4 (17.39%) Open Source
6 3 (13.04%) FMCG
6 3 (13.04%) BS25999
6 3 (13.04%) Data Protection
6 3 (13.04%) Agile Project Management
6 3 (13.04%) Law
6 3 (13.04%) Business Continuity
6 3 (13.04%) Business Development
6 3 (13.04%) jQuery
6 3 (13.04%) CSS
6 3 (13.04%) .NET
6 3 (13.04%) JavaScript

Head of Development
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 (4.35%) WordPress
1 1 (4.35%) Drupal
1 1 (4.35%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Photoshop
2 1 (4.35%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (4.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (21.74%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.70%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Git (software)
1 1 (4.35%) Subversion
1 1 (4.35%) Firebug
1 1 (4.35%) Fiddler
General
1 6 (26.09%) Retail
2 5 (21.74%) Marketing
3 3 (13.04%) Law
4 2 (8.70%) Finance
5 1 (4.35%) Publishing
5 1 (4.35%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (17.39%) Spring
1 4 (17.39%) REST
2 3 (13.04%) jQuery
2 3 (13.04%) CSS
2 3 (13.04%) .NET
2 3 (13.04%) HTML
3 2 (8.70%) LAMP
4 1 (4.35%) Backbone.js
4 1 (4.35%) LESS
4 1 (4.35%) AngularJS
4 1 (4.35%) CSS3
4 1 (4.35%) HTML5
4 1 (4.35%) JSTL
4 1 (4.35%) XHTML
4 1 (4.35%) JSP
4 1 (4.35%) XML
4 1 (4.35%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 5 (21.74%) Mobile App
2 4 (17.39%) Open Source
3 3 (13.04%) FMCG
4 2 (8.70%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (8.70%) Digital Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (39.13%) E-Commerce
1 9 (39.13%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (21.74%) Analytics
3 4 (17.39%) Benchmarking
3 4 (17.39%) Project Management
3 4 (17.39%) Risk Management
3 4 (17.39%) CRM
3 4 (17.39%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (17.39%) Online Marketing
4 3 (13.04%) Data Protection
4 3 (13.04%) Agile Project Management
4 3 (13.04%) Business Continuity
4 3 (13.04%) Business Development
5 2 (8.70%) PRINCE2
5 2 (8.70%) Service Delivery
5 2 (8.70%) Web Development
5 2 (8.70%) Software Engineering
6 1 (4.35%) Web Application Development
6 1 (4.35%) Rapid Prototyping
6 1 (4.35%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (30.43%) Java
2 5 (21.74%) PHP
3 3 (13.04%) JavaScript
3 3 (13.04%) COBOL
4 2 (8.70%) C#
5 1 (4.35%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
1 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
1 1 (4.35%) Degree
1 1 (4.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (26.09%) QA
2 3 (13.04%) BS25999
Vendors
1 2 (8.70%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.35%) Google
2 1 (4.35%) Adobe