The median contractor rate for a Head of Development was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 28 March 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
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 589 625 629
Rank change year-on-year +36 +4  
Contract jobs requiring a Head of Development 19 14 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.042% 0.026% 0.024%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.044% 0.027% 0.025%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 10 8
Median daily rate £500 £850 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -41.17% +70.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £499 £454
10% offered a daily rate of more than £835 £1,000 £740
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £525 £488
% change year-on-year -4.76% +7.69%  
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 42733 51025 51236
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 95.23% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27760 33065 30937
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1481 1587 2052
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

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 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Head of Development in the UK

Head of Development
Top 11 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 28 March 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 +36 19 £500 -41.17% 18
West Midlands +22 9 £500 -41.17% 1
London +21 7 £475 -47.94% 8
Birmingham - 7 £488 - 1
Coventry - 2 £663 -
Southampton - 2 £850 -
Hampshire - 2 £850 -
South East - 2 £850 - 4
East Midlands -8 1 £800 +63.26%
Nottingham - 1 £800 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £800 -

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

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 17 (56.67%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (36.67%) .NET
3 8 (26.67%) SDLC
3 8 (26.67%) Java
3 8 (26.67%) Python
3 8 (26.67%) Data Management
3 8 (26.67%) Ruby
4 7 (23.33%) Data Modelling
4 7 (23.33%) Management Information System
4 7 (23.33%) DevOps
5 6 (20.00%) User Experience
5 6 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
5 6 (20.00%) Scala
5 6 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (16.67%) Open Source
6 5 (16.67%) Microsoft
6 5 (16.67%) Change Management
6 5 (16.67%) Workflow
6 5 (16.67%) Finance
6 5 (16.67%) CRM
6 5 (16.67%) JavaScript
6 5 (16.67%) C#
6 5 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (16.67%) Software Delivery
6 5 (16.67%) Case Management
7 4 (13.33%) IT Strategy
7 4 (13.33%) Waterfall
7 4 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (13.33%) TDD
7 4 (13.33%) EDRMS

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 (3.33%) Drupal
1 1 (3.33%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (3.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.67%) SaaS
2 1 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.33%) EDRMS
2 2 (6.67%) MongoDB
2 2 (6.67%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.33%) Big Data
3 1 (3.33%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 6 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (3.33%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.33%) git-flow
2 1 (3.33%) JIRA
General
1 5 (16.67%) Finance
2 3 (10.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.33%) Banking
3 1 (3.33%) Marketing
3 1 (3.33%) Retail
3 1 (3.33%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (36.67%) .NET
2 3 (10.00%) CSS
2 3 (10.00%) CSS3
2 3 (10.00%) HTML
2 3 (10.00%) HTML5
2 3 (10.00%) Node.js
3 2 (6.67%) AngularJS
3 2 (6.67%) LESS
3 2 (6.67%) React
3 2 (6.67%) Sass
4 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET
4 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET Core
4 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET MVC 5
4 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 7 (23.33%) Management Information System
2 6 (20.00%) User Experience
3 5 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (10.00%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (3.33%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (56.67%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (26.67%) Data Management
2 8 (26.67%) SDLC
3 7 (23.33%) Data Modelling
3 7 (23.33%) DevOps
4 6 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
5 5 (16.67%) Case Management
5 5 (16.67%) Change Management
5 5 (16.67%) CRM
5 5 (16.67%) Open Source
5 5 (16.67%) Software Delivery
5 5 (16.67%) Workflow
6 4 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (13.33%) Enterprise Architecture
6 4 (13.33%) IT Strategy
6 4 (13.33%) Project Management
6 4 (13.33%) Scrum
6 4 (13.33%) Service Management
6 4 (13.33%) TDD
6 4 (13.33%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 8 (26.67%) Java
1 8 (26.67%) Python
1 8 (26.67%) Ruby
2 6 (20.00%) Scala
3 5 (16.67%) C#
3 5 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 2 (6.67%) C
4 2 (6.67%) PHP
5 1 (3.33%) R
5 1 (3.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (3.33%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (3.33%) Degree
1 1 (3.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) SLA
2 1 (3.33%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.33%) Alteryx
2 1 (3.33%) Splunk
2 1 (3.33%) Tableau
London
CPS Group UK
Rate: £520 - £540 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £500 - £850 per day
Posted: 6 days ago