The first table below looks at the demand for the Head of Information Security role in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Head of Information Security in their job title over the 3 months to 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the England region.

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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Head of Information Security
Rank 566 517 566
Rank change year-on-year
-49 +49
Contract jobs requiring a Head of Information Security 5 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.010% 0.009% 0.002%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.011% 0.010% 0.002%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 1
Average daily rate £538 £963 £825
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-44.15% +16.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £538 - £825
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
47289 40554 51511
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.32% 92.75% 92.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 29337 23812 29012
Average daily rate £395 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £240 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1917 2075 2421
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%
Head of Information Security
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Head of Information Security
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Head of Information Security Jobs Demand Trend in England

Head of Information Security
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Head of Information Security Daily Rate Trend in England

Head of Information Security
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Head of Information Security across the England region over the 3 months to 23 April 2014.

Head of Information Security Daily Rate Histogram in England

Head of Information Security
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Head of Information Security within the England region over the 3 months to 23 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
South East - 4 £538 - 1
London -21 1 - -
Yorkshire - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
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Head of Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Head of Information 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 Information Security in their job title.

1 10 (100.00%) Information Security
2 6 (60.00%) PCI DSS
2 6 (60.00%) Security Management
3 5 (50.00%) Finance
3 5 (50.00%) Security Architecture
3 5 (50.00%) Data Protection
4 4 (40.00%) Incident Management
4 4 (40.00%) Information Security Management
5 3 (30.00%) Data Security
5 3 (30.00%) Risk Management
6 2 (20.00%) Financial Institution
6 2 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (20.00%) Business Development
6 2 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (10.00%) FMCG
7 1 (10.00%) Information Assurance
7 1 (10.00%) Degree
7 1 (10.00%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (10.00%) French Language
7 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Architecture
7 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
7 1 (10.00%) Legal
7 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (10.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 1 (10.00%) Penetration Testing
7 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
7 1 (10.00%) C
7 1 (10.00%) CISSP
7 1 (10.00%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (10.00%) CISM

Head of Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Head of Information 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 Information Security in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

General
1 5 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (20.00%) Financial Institution
3 1 (10.00%) French Language
3 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (10.00%) Legal
3 1 (10.00%) Pharmaceutical
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) FMCG
1 1 (10.00%) Data Protection Act
1 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (100.00%) Information Security
2 6 (60.00%) Security Management
3 5 (50.00%) Security Architecture
3 5 (50.00%) Data Protection
4 4 (40.00%) Incident Management
4 4 (40.00%) Information Security Management
5 3 (30.00%) Data Security
5 3 (30.00%) Risk Management
6 2 (20.00%) Business Development
6 2 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (10.00%) Information Assurance
7 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Architecture
7 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (10.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 1 (10.00%) Penetration Testing
7 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) Degree
1 1 (10.00%) CISSP
1 1 (10.00%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (60.00%) PCI DSS
2 2 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001