The table below looks at the statistics for the Head of Security role in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Head of Security in their job title over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 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.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Head of Security
Rank 195 200 -
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -
Contract jobs requiring a Head of Security 1 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.018% 0.030% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.019% 0.032% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£825 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £900 - £700
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Head of Security
London

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
5189 6212 5579
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.83% 93.41% 93.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 4020 4517 4147
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 110 147
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.59 £12.75 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £34.30 £49.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

Head of Security
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Head of Security in the job title across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Head of Security Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Head of Security
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 Security across the City of London region.

Head of Security Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Head of Security
Top 26 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region that cited Head of Security in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Head of Security in their job title.

1 3 (100.00%) Information Security
2 2 (66.67%) CISSP
3 1 (33.33%) Internet
3 1 (33.33%) Service Management
3 1 (33.33%) CISA
3 1 (33.33%) CISM
3 1 (33.33%) Risk Management
3 1 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) Risk Assessment
3 1 (33.33%) Retail
3 1 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (33.33%) Incident Management
3 1 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (33.33%) Degree
3 1 (33.33%) COBIT
3 1 (33.33%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (33.33%) Risk Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) Data Protection
3 1 (33.33%) PCI DSS
3 1 (33.33%) CRISC
3 1 (33.33%) MS Office
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL
3 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
3 1 (33.33%) ERP

Head of Security
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region that cited Head of Security in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Head of Security in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Office
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
1 1 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Internet
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
1 1 (33.33%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Data Protection Act
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Information Security
2 1 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Incident Management
2 1 (33.33%) Risk Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Data Protection
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) ERP
2 1 (33.33%) Service Management
2 1 (33.33%) Risk Management
2 1 (33.33%) Risk Assessment
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) CISSP
2 1 (33.33%) CISA
2 1 (33.33%) CISM
2 1 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (33.33%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (33.33%) COBIT
1 1 (33.33%) PCI DSS