Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Head of Development was £675 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 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 Development
UK
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 862 856 859
Rank change year-on-year -6 +3 +12
Contract jobs requiring a Head of Development 17 32 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.017% 0.031% 0.024%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.018% 0.032% 0.025%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 20 22
UK median daily rate £675 £575 £713
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.39% -19.30% +21.28%
10th Percentile £485 £484 £508
90th Percentile £925 £754 £968
UK excluding London median daily rate £850 £525 £700
% change year-on-year +61.90% -25.00% +16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 96939 98568 108531
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.76% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 63924 64295 69051
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2896 3271 4142
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

Head of Development
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Head of Development in the UK

Head of Development
Top 7 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 6 months to 20 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
England +12 17 £675 +17.39% 13
UK excluding London +33 10 £850 +61.90% 9
London -27 7 £625 - 4
East of England - 5 £850 - 1
South East +5 4 £750 +36.36% 1
North of England +54 1 £550 +17.65% 2
North West +16 1 £550 +17.65% 1

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 8 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (29.41%) Telecoms
2 5 (29.41%) Finance
2 5 (29.41%) Java
2 5 (29.41%) Scrum
3 4 (23.53%) Use Case
3 4 (23.53%) Mentoring
3 4 (23.53%) NGN
3 4 (23.53%) Domain Models
4 3 (17.65%) .NET
4 3 (17.65%) Coaching
4 3 (17.65%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (11.76%) Technical Architecture
5 2 (11.76%) Waterfall
5 2 (11.76%) People Management
5 2 (11.76%) Software Delivery
5 2 (11.76%) JavaScript
5 2 (11.76%) PHP
5 2 (11.76%) SQL
5 2 (11.76%) Project Management
5 2 (11.76%) JSON
5 2 (11.76%) Spring
5 2 (11.76%) TDD
6 1 (5.88%) Retail
6 1 (5.88%) C#
6 1 (5.88%) C++
6 1 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (5.88%) Hibernate
6 1 (5.88%) Maven
6 1 (5.88%) Strategic Planning

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 (5.88%) JBoss
1 1 (5.88%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (5.88%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 4 (23.53%) NGN
2 1 (5.88%) HTTP
2 1 (5.88%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Maven
General
1 5 (29.41%) Finance
1 5 (29.41%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.88%) French Language
2 1 (5.88%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (17.65%) .NET
2 2 (11.76%) JSON
2 2 (11.76%) Spring
3 1 (5.88%) AngularJS
3 1 (5.88%) CSS
3 1 (5.88%) Hibernate
3 1 (5.88%) Node.js
3 1 (5.88%) React
3 1 (5.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Digital Media
1 1 (5.88%) FMCG
1 1 (5.88%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (29.41%) Scrum
3 4 (23.53%) Domain Models
3 4 (23.53%) Mentoring
3 4 (23.53%) Use Case
4 3 (17.65%) Coaching
4 3 (17.65%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (11.76%) People Management
5 2 (11.76%) Project Management
5 2 (11.76%) Software Delivery
5 2 (11.76%) TDD
5 2 (11.76%) Technical Architecture
5 2 (11.76%) Waterfall
6 1 (5.88%) BDD
6 1 (5.88%) Domain-Driven Design
6 1 (5.88%) E-Commerce
6 1 (5.88%) Multithreading
6 1 (5.88%) Product Management
6 1 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (5.88%) Strategic Planning
Programming Languages
1 5 (29.41%) Java
2 2 (11.76%) JavaScript
2 2 (11.76%) PHP
2 2 (11.76%) SQL
3 1 (5.88%) C#
3 1 (5.88%) C++
3 1 (5.88%) Shell Script
3 1 (5.88%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 1 (5.88%) Demandware
1 1 (5.88%) Salesforce.com