The table below looks at the statistics for the Head of Software 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 Software Development in their job title over the 3 months to 11 February 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.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Head of Software Development
Rank 623 610 -
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -
Contract jobs requiring a Head of Software Development 3 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.006% 0.004% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.006% 0.004% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Average daily rate £850 £500 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+70.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £850 £500 -
% change year-on-year
+70.00% -
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
48620 48918 46871
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.51% 94.46% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 31221 30411 27715
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1735 1925 2068
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.84 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.95% -3.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Head of Software Development
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Head of Software Development in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Head of Software Development Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Head of Software Development
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Head of Software Development within the UK.

Head of Software Development Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Head of Software Development
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Head of Software Development within the UK over the 3 months to 11 February 2016.

Head of Software Development Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Head of Software Development
Top 4 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 Software Development within the UK over the 3 months to 11 February 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 -2 3 £850 +70.00% 3
London - 2 £800 -
West Midlands -12 1 £850 +70.00%
City of London - 1 £925 -

Head of Software Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Head of Software 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 Software Development in their job title.

1 2 (50.00%) Finance
1 2 (50.00%) .NET
1 2 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) Project Management
2 1 (25.00%) MS Project
2 1 (25.00%) C#
2 1 (25.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) PHP
2 1 (25.00%) Validation
2 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (25.00%) Games
2 1 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (25.00%) Scrum
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) TDD
2 1 (25.00%) Subversion
2 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (25.00%) Ruby
2 1 (25.00%) Ruby on Rails
2 1 (25.00%) JIRA
2 1 (25.00%) MS Project Server
2 1 (25.00%) Atlassian
2 1 (25.00%) Online Games
2 1 (25.00%) Financial Modelling
2 1 (25.00%) TeamCity
2 1 (25.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (25.00%) Coverity
2 1 (25.00%) RSpec
2 1 (25.00%) SaaS

Head of Software Development
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Head of Software 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 Software Development in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (25.00%) Confluence
1 1 (25.00%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) GitHub
1 1 (25.00%) Heroku
1 1 (25.00%) PaaS
1 1 (25.00%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Artifactory
1 1 (25.00%) Bitbucket
1 1 (25.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (25.00%) JIRA
1 1 (25.00%) RSpec
1 1 (25.00%) Sonatype Nexus
1 1 (25.00%) Subversion
1 1 (25.00%) TeamCity
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (25.00%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Online Games
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Dependency Management
2 1 (25.00%) Financial Modelling
2 1 (25.00%) Project Management
2 1 (25.00%) Scrum
2 1 (25.00%) SDLC
2 1 (25.00%) Software Delivery
2 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (25.00%) TDD
2 1 (25.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) C#
1 1 (25.00%) Java
1 1 (25.00%) PHP
1 1 (25.00%) Ruby
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Atlassian
1 1 (25.00%) Black Duck
1 1 (25.00%) Coverity
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (25.00%) New Relic
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