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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Head of Software Development
Rank 578 - 538
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Head of Software Development 4 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.008% - 0.004%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.008% - 0.005%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
Average daily rate
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£500 - £750
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 - £750
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
47113 45619 41438
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.46% 92.43% 92.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 28736 27090 23781
Average daily rate £400 £400 £398
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1785 1896 2209
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.60 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.35% -2.85%

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 6 March 2015.

Head of Software Development Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Head of Software Development
Top 25 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 6 March 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 - 4 £500 - 4
West Midlands - 2 £453 - 2
North West - 1 - -
South Wales - - - -
South West - - - -
Wales - - - -
Scotland - - - - 1
East of England - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Cardiff - - - -
Glasgow - - - - 1
Leeds - - - -
London - - - -
Macclesfield - - - -
Northampton - - - -
Warwick - - - - 1
Watford - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - -
Warwickshire - - - - 1
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
City of London - - - -
East Midlands - - - -

Head of Software Development
Top 24 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, 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 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) Scrum
3 3 (50.00%) .NET
4 2 (33.33%) C#
4 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
4 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 1 (16.67%) MVC
5 1 (16.67%) Finance
5 1 (16.67%) Publishing
5 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (16.67%) TDD
5 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
5 1 (16.67%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (16.67%) QA
5 1 (16.67%) Kanban
5 1 (16.67%) OO
5 1 (16.67%) RUP
5 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (16.67%) Java
5 1 (16.67%) PHP
5 1 (16.67%) MySQL
5 1 (16.67%) C
5 1 (16.67%) VCP4
5 1 (16.67%) BDD

Head of Software Development
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (16.67%) MySQL
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
1 1 (16.67%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) .NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) Scrum
3 1 (16.67%) TDD
3 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
3 1 (16.67%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Kanban
3 1 (16.67%) BDD
3 1 (16.67%) OO
3 1 (16.67%) RUP
3 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (16.67%) MVC
3 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) C#
2 1 (16.67%) Java
2 1 (16.67%) PHP
2 1 (16.67%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft