The table below looks at the statistics for the Head of 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 Security in their job title over the 3 months to 6 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Head of Security
Rank 556 561 540
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -21
Contract jobs requiring a Head of Security 19 2 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.038% 0.004% 0.020%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.041% 0.005% 0.022%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 0 7
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£488 - £900
90% offered a daily rate of more than £398 - £725
10% offered a daily rate of more than £624 - £1,000
UK excluding London average daily rate £620 - £725
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
46002 44397 41390
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.44% 92.72% 92.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 29583 27602 24612
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £234 £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 1748 1803 1983
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 £40.54 £37.80 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

Head of Security
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Head of Security Jobs Demand Trend in England

Head of 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 Security across the England region.

Head of Security Daily Rate Trend in England

Head of Security
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Head of Security across the England region over the 3 months to 6 July 2015.

Head of Security Daily Rate Histogram in England

Head of 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 Security within the England region over the 3 months to 6 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 - 12 £475 - 1
South West -5 3 £550 - 1
South East -9 3 £623 - 2
East Midlands - 1 - -
Head of Security
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Head of Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 16 (61.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (50.00%) Information Security
3 12 (46.15%) CISA
4 10 (38.46%) Finance
5 9 (34.62%) CISSP
5 9 (34.62%) Cloud Computing
6 8 (30.77%) Information Assurance
6 8 (30.77%) CISM
7 7 (26.92%) Risk Management
7 7 (26.92%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (19.23%) Spreadsheet
8 5 (19.23%) Cyber Security
9 4 (15.38%) Security Cleared
9 4 (15.38%) PCI DSS
9 4 (15.38%) CESG
9 4 (15.38%) Legal
9 4 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (15.38%) CCSP
10 3 (11.54%) C
10 3 (11.54%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (11.54%) CCSA
10 3 (11.54%) Business Continuity
10 3 (11.54%) Vulnerability Management
10 3 (11.54%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (11.54%) Continuous Improvement
10 3 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
10 3 (11.54%) People Management
11 2 (7.69%) Security Patching
11 2 (7.69%) Kalman Filter
11 2 (7.69%) Portfolio Management

Head of Security
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 2 (7.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (19.23%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 9 (34.62%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.69%) DNS
1 2 (7.69%) Firewall
2 1 (3.85%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) Big Data
General
1 10 (38.46%) Finance
2 4 (15.38%) Legal
3 2 (7.69%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) CESG
2 3 (11.54%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (7.69%) CMDB
3 2 (7.69%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.85%) Smart Meter
4 1 (3.85%) Performance Metrics
4 1 (3.85%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (50.00%) Information Security
2 8 (30.77%) Information Assurance
3 7 (26.92%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (26.92%) Risk Management
4 5 (19.23%) Cyber Security
5 3 (11.54%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (11.54%) Vulnerability Management
5 3 (11.54%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (11.54%) Business Continuity
5 3 (11.54%) People Management
6 2 (7.69%) Security Patching
6 2 (7.69%) Risk Assessment
6 2 (7.69%) Configuration Management
6 2 (7.69%) Security Management
6 2 (7.69%) Kalman Filter
6 2 (7.69%) Security Architecture
6 2 (7.69%) Portfolio Management
6 2 (7.69%) Supplier Management
7 1 (3.85%) Strategic Planning
7 1 (3.85%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.54%) C
Qualifications
1 12 (46.15%) CISA
2 9 (34.62%) CISSP
3 8 (30.77%) CISM
4 4 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (15.38%) CCSP
4 4 (15.38%) Security Cleared
5 3 (11.54%) CCSA
6 2 (7.69%) ISSMP
7 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared
7 1 (3.85%) DV Cleared
7 1 (3.85%) ISSAP
7 1 (3.85%) ISSEP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (61.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (15.38%) PCI DSS
3 1 (3.85%) COSO
3 1 (3.85%) P3O
3 1 (3.85%) EMIR
3 1 (3.85%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (3.85%) COBIT
3 1 (3.85%) MiFID
3 1 (3.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (7.69%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (7.69%) Nessus
Vendors
1 2 (7.69%) Qualys
2 1 (3.85%) Symantec
2 1 (3.85%) Tripwire