The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the City of London region that had Head of IT featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 21 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Head of Information Technology
London / City of London
Rank 154 145 188
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +43
Contract jobs requiring a Head of IT 1 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.035% 0.13% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.036% 0.14% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 5
Median daily rate - £735 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +47.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £481 £494
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -2.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region. 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
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2761 2946 4874
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 95.40% 95.87% 95.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2201 2304 3765
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 46 80
Median hourly rate £21.50 £24.00 £17.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.41% +34.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £53.00 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

Head of IT
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of IT contracts across the City of London region that featured Head of IT in the job title.

Head of IT Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Head of IT
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Head of IT across the City of London region.

Head of IT Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Head of IT Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, Head of IT 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 City of London region featuring Head of IT in the job title.

1 2 (33.33%) Service Delivery
1 2 (33.33%) LAN
1 2 (33.33%) ITIL
1 2 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (16.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (16.67%) C
2 1 (16.67%) Windows
2 1 (16.67%) Linux
2 1 (16.67%) MCSE
2 1 (16.67%) WLAN
2 1 (16.67%) WAN
2 1 (16.67%) SLA
2 1 (16.67%) CCNA
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (16.67%) Internet
2 1 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (16.67%) Firewall
2 1 (16.67%) Data Security
2 1 (16.67%) Wireless
2 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (16.67%) VMware
2 1 (16.67%) Information Security
2 1 (16.67%) JNCIA
2 1 (16.67%) Incident Management
2 1 (16.67%) VLAN
2 1 (16.67%) Degree
2 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
2 1 (16.67%) Performance Management
2 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared

Head of IT Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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 2 (33.33%) LAN
2 1 (16.67%) Firewall
2 1 (16.67%) Internet
2 1 (16.67%) VLAN
2 1 (16.67%) WAN
2 1 (16.67%) Wireless
2 1 (16.67%) WLAN
General
1 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
1 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Linux
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) ITIL
1 2 (33.33%) Project Management
1 2 (33.33%) Service Delivery
2 1 (16.67%) Coaching
2 1 (16.67%) Data Security
2 1 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (16.67%) Identity Access Management
2 1 (16.67%) Incident Management
2 1 (16.67%) Information Security
2 1 (16.67%) Line Management
2 1 (16.67%) People Management
2 1 (16.67%) Performance Management
2 1 (16.67%) Security Operations
2 1 (16.67%) Server Monitoring
2 1 (16.67%) Threat Management
2 1 (16.67%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) CCNA
1 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
1 1 (16.67%) JNCIA
1 1 (16.67%) MCSE
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Hyper-V
1 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) VMware