The median contractor rate for a Head of Development was £675 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 27 June 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 Development
UK
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 590 624 625
Rank change year-on-year +34 +1  
Contract jobs requiring a Head of Development 20 30 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.042% 0.056% 0.031%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.045% 0.059% 0.032%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 21 10
Median daily rate £675 £550 £591
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.72% -6.97%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £830 £700 £1,108
UK excluding London median daily rate £725 £550 £475
% change year-on-year +31.81% +15.78%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 44656 51218 52310
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 94.87% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 28833 33387 32903
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1389 1533 1989
Median hourly rate £18.10 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.42% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.44 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

Head of Development
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Head of Development in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Head of Development in the UK

Head of Development
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Head of Development in the UK

Head of Development
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Head of Development over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Head of Development in the UK

Head of Development
Top 17 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Head of Development within the UK over the 3 months to 27 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +12 20 £675 +22.72% 21
London +6 10 £638 -8.92% 10
North West +16 4 £738 +22.91% 6
South East +13 3 £600 +9.09% 2
Manchester +13 2 - - 4
East Midlands -7 2 £688 +36.13% 2
Merseyside - 2 £738 -
City of London - 2 £625 - 1
Berkshire - 2 - -
East of England -1 1 £850 -
Leicester -3 1 - -
Leicestershire -8 1 - -
Surrey - 1 £600 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £688 - 1
Nottingham - 1 £688 - 1
Liverpool - 1 £725 -
Guildford - 1 £600 -

Head of Development Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, Head of 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 featuring Head of Development in the job title.

1 24 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (33.33%) Java
3 12 (30.77%) SDLC
4 10 (25.64%) .NET
5 8 (20.51%) Python
5 8 (20.51%) Data Management
6 7 (17.95%) TDD
6 7 (17.95%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (17.95%) Scrum
6 7 (17.95%) Data Modelling
6 7 (17.95%) Microsoft
6 7 (17.95%) Project Management
6 7 (17.95%) Scala
7 6 (15.38%) Microservices
7 6 (15.38%) Cybersecurity
7 6 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (15.38%) Change Management
7 6 (15.38%) Ruby
8 5 (12.82%) Enterprise Architecture
8 5 (12.82%) Finance
8 5 (12.82%) Management Information System
8 5 (12.82%) CRM
8 5 (12.82%) Open Source
8 5 (12.82%) User Experience
8 5 (12.82%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (12.82%) IT Strategy
8 5 (12.82%) Case Management
9 4 (10.26%) Line Management
9 4 (10.26%) Waterfall
9 4 (10.26%) BDD

Head of Development Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.56%) Apache Spark
1 1 (2.56%) Drupal
1 1 (2.56%) Oracle Service Bus
1 1 (2.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 1 (2.56%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (5.13%) SaaS
3 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.56%) NGN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.26%) EDRMS
1 4 (10.26%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.69%) Big Data
3 2 (5.13%) Hadoop
3 2 (5.13%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.56%) Apache Hive
4 1 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.56%) Impala
4 1 (2.56%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.56%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (2.56%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.56%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.56%) JIRA
2 1 (2.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (12.82%) Finance
2 3 (7.69%) Retail
2 3 (7.69%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.56%) Banking
3 1 (2.56%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.56%) French Language
3 1 (2.56%) Games
3 1 (2.56%) German Language
3 1 (2.56%) Legal
3 1 (2.56%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (25.64%) .NET
2 2 (5.13%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.56%) ASP.NET Core
3 1 (2.56%) ASP.NET MVC 5
3 1 (2.56%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (2.56%) CSS
3 1 (2.56%) CSS3
3 1 (2.56%) HTML
3 1 (2.56%) HTML5
3 1 (2.56%) Kafka
3 1 (2.56%) React
3 1 (2.56%) Redux
3 1 (2.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.82%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (12.82%) Management Information System
1 5 (12.82%) User Experience
2 4 (10.26%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (5.13%) FMCG
4 1 (2.56%) Fintech
4 1 (2.56%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (2.56%) Learning Management System
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (30.77%) SDLC
3 8 (20.51%) Data Management
4 7 (17.95%) Data Modelling
4 7 (17.95%) Project Management
4 7 (17.95%) Scrum
4 7 (17.95%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (17.95%) TDD
5 6 (15.38%) Change Management
5 6 (15.38%) Cybersecurity
5 6 (15.38%) Microservices
6 5 (12.82%) Case Management
6 5 (12.82%) CRM
6 5 (12.82%) Enterprise Architecture
6 5 (12.82%) IT Strategy
6 5 (12.82%) Open Source
7 4 (10.26%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (10.26%) Service Management
7 4 (10.26%) Waterfall
7 4 (10.26%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 13 (33.33%) Java
2 8 (20.51%) Python
3 7 (17.95%) Scala
4 6 (15.38%) Ruby
5 4 (10.26%) C#
6 2 (5.13%) C
6 2 (5.13%) JavaScript
6 2 (5.13%) SQL
7 1 (2.56%) PHP
7 1 (2.56%) R
Qualifications
1 1 (2.56%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (2.56%) CIPD
1 1 (2.56%) Degree
1 1 (2.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.26%) QA
2 1 (2.56%) SLA
Vendors
1 7 (17.95%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.56%) Ab Initio
2 1 (2.56%) Adobe
2 1 (2.56%) Alteryx
2 1 (2.56%) Atlassian
2 1 (2.56%) Cloudera
2 1 (2.56%) Oracle
2 1 (2.56%) Tableau
2 1 (2.56%) Teradata