Period
to 25 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Head of Software Development was £850 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 25 November 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Head of Software Development
UK > England
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 853 864 867
Rank change year-on-year +11 +3 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Head of Software Development 5 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.005% 0.001% 0.001%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.006% 0.001% 0.001%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 1
England median daily rate £850 - £400
UK median daily rate £850 - £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 89210 92159 99333
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.76% 94.76% 94.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 59487 60657 64240
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £630 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2625 3000 3817
England median hourly rate £18.63 £18.48 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.81% +2.64% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £46.75 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.05
% change year-on-year +3.86% -0.28% +9.39%

Head of Software Development
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Head of Software Development in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Head of Software Development in England

Head of Software Development
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Head of Software Development in England

Head of Software Development
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Head of Software Development within the England region over the 6 months to 25 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
East of England - 4 £850 -
South East - 1 - -
Head of Software Development
UK

Head of Software Development Skill Set
Top 22 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 November 2017, Head of Software Development contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region featuring Head of Software Development in the job title.

1 5 (100.00%) Scrum
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (80.00%) Use Case
2 4 (80.00%) NGN
2 4 (80.00%) Telecoms
2 4 (80.00%) Domain Models
3 3 (60.00%) Mentoring
3 3 (60.00%) Coaching
4 1 (20.00%) DevOps
4 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (20.00%) Product Management
4 1 (20.00%) Domain-Driven Design
4 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
4 1 (20.00%) BDD
4 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (20.00%) Finance
4 1 (20.00%) C++
4 1 (20.00%) Java
4 1 (20.00%) .NET
4 1 (20.00%) Resource Management
4 1 (20.00%) TDD
4 1 (20.00%) People Management

Head of Software Development Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 4 (80.00%) NGN
General
1 4 (80.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (20.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) .NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (100.00%) Scrum
2 4 (80.00%) Domain Models
2 4 (80.00%) Use Case
3 3 (60.00%) Coaching
3 3 (60.00%) Mentoring
4 1 (20.00%) BDD
4 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (20.00%) DevOps
4 1 (20.00%) Domain-Driven Design
4 1 (20.00%) People Management
4 1 (20.00%) Product Management
4 1 (20.00%) Resource Management
4 1 (20.00%) TDD
4 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) C++
1 1 (20.00%) Java