The table below looks at the statistics 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 3 July 2015 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Head of Information Security
Rank 583 554 548
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Head of Information Security 3 1 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.006% 0.002% 0.016%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.006% 0.002% 0.017%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 6
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£650 - £913
UK excluding London average daily rate - - £725
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Head of Information Security
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the England 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
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
46875 44412 41390
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.50% 92.75% 92.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 30107 27634 24617
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1774 1804 1984
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.76 £38.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

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
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 3 July 2015. 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
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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
Live
Job
Vacancies
London - 2 £650 - 2
East Midlands - 1 - -
Head of Information Security
UK

Head of Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 7 (100.00%) Information Security
2 5 (71.43%) CISM
2 5 (71.43%) Risk Management
2 5 (71.43%) Finance
3 4 (57.14%) CISSP
3 4 (57.14%) CISA
4 3 (42.86%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (42.86%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (28.57%) People Management
5 2 (28.57%) Cyber Security
5 2 (28.57%) Supplier Management
6 1 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (14.29%) MiFID
6 1 (14.29%) Network Security
6 1 (14.29%) PCI DSS
6 1 (14.29%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (14.29%) Smart Meter
6 1 (14.29%) ISSAP
6 1 (14.29%) ISSEP
6 1 (14.29%) CCSP
6 1 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (14.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (14.29%) Legal
6 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (14.29%) Risk Assessment
6 1 (14.29%) EMIR
6 1 (14.29%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (14.29%) Mentoring
6 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery

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

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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.

Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) Big Data
General
1 5 (71.43%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Legal
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Enterprise Software
1 3 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (14.29%) Smart Meter
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Information Security
2 5 (71.43%) Risk Management
3 3 (42.86%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (28.57%) Cyber Security
4 2 (28.57%) People Management
4 2 (28.57%) Supplier Management
5 1 (14.29%) Security Architecture
5 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (14.29%) Risk Assessment
5 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
5 1 (14.29%) Mentoring
Qualifications
1 5 (71.43%) CISM
2 4 (57.14%) CISSP
2 4 (57.14%) CISA
3 1 (14.29%) CCSP
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (14.29%) ISSAP
3 1 (14.29%) ISSEP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (14.29%) MiFID
1 1 (14.29%) PCI DSS
1 1 (14.29%) EMIR
1 1 (14.29%) Dodd-Frank