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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Head of Security
Rank 540 578 564
Rank change year-on-year
+38 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Head of Security 41 7 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.088% 0.015% 0.015%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.093% 0.016% 0.016%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 3 2
Average daily rate £603 £900 £675
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.05% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £840 £615
10% offered a daily rate of more than £886 £980 £735
UK excluding London average daily rate £713 £900 £600
% change year-on-year
-20.83% +50.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £82.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £82.50 - -
Head of Security
UK

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
43990 43968 42850
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.64% 94.47% 94.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 28696 27774 25794
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1544 1773 1919
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 13 February 2016.

Head of Security Daily Rate Histogram in England

Head of Security
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Head of Security Hourly Rate Trend 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 13 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +26 32 £600 -34.24% 5
North West - 7 £713 -
South East +7 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 £400 -
Head of Security
UK

Head of Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 34 (64.15%) Security Operations
2 24 (45.28%) Security Cleared
3 23 (43.40%) SC Cleared
3 23 (43.40%) Information Security
4 21 (39.62%) CISSP
5 20 (37.74%) CISM
6 18 (33.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 17 (32.08%) CISA
8 14 (26.42%) DV Cleared
9 13 (24.53%) Risk Management
9 13 (24.53%) Stakeholder Management
10 12 (22.64%) Finance
11 11 (20.75%) Risk Assessment
11 11 (20.75%) Information Assurance
12 10 (18.87%) Security Management
13 9 (16.98%) Degree
14 8 (15.09%) Business Continuity
14 8 (15.09%) Network+ Certification
14 8 (15.09%) CLAS
14 8 (15.09%) SFIA
15 7 (13.21%) CESG Certified Professional
15 7 (13.21%) CESG
15 7 (13.21%) CESG CLAS
15 7 (13.21%) Cybersecurity
16 6 (11.32%) Business Continuity Planning
16 6 (11.32%) COBIT
16 6 (11.32%) Management Information System
16 6 (11.32%) BCP
16 6 (11.32%) Project Management
17 5 (9.43%) ITIL

Head of Security
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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.

Applications
1 1 (1.89%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.66%) Internet
1 3 (5.66%) Intranet
1 3 (5.66%) LAN
1 3 (5.66%) WAN
1 3 (5.66%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.89%) Data Mining
General
1 12 (22.64%) Finance
2 4 (7.55%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.77%) Banking
3 2 (3.77%) Retail
4 1 (1.89%) Electronics
4 1 (1.89%) Legal
Miscellaneous
1 7 (13.21%) CESG
1 7 (13.21%) CESG CLAS
2 6 (11.32%) Management Information System
3 5 (9.43%) Cryptography
4 3 (5.66%) Data Centre
5 2 (3.77%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.89%) BYOD
6 1 (1.89%) e-Learning
6 1 (1.89%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (1.89%) Freedom of Information Act
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (64.15%) Security Operations
2 23 (43.40%) Information Security
3 13 (24.53%) Risk Management
3 13 (24.53%) Stakeholder Management
4 11 (20.75%) Information Assurance
4 11 (20.75%) Risk Assessment
5 10 (18.87%) Security Management
6 8 (15.09%) Business Continuity
6 8 (15.09%) SFIA
7 7 (13.21%) Cybersecurity
8 6 (11.32%) BCP
8 6 (11.32%) Business Continuity Planning
8 6 (11.32%) Project Management
9 5 (9.43%) Business Process Improvement
9 5 (9.43%) ITIL
9 5 (9.43%) Process Improvement
10 3 (5.66%) Disaster Recovery
10 3 (5.66%) Security Architecture
11 2 (3.77%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 1 (1.89%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.66%) C
Qualifications
1 24 (45.28%) Security Cleared
2 23 (43.40%) SC Cleared
3 21 (39.62%) CISSP
4 20 (37.74%) CISM
5 17 (32.08%) CISA
6 14 (26.42%) DV Cleared
7 9 (16.98%) Degree
8 8 (15.09%) CLAS
8 8 (15.09%) Network+ Certification
9 7 (13.21%) CESG Certified Professional
10 1 (1.89%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (33.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (11.32%) COBIT
3 5 (9.43%) COSO
4 2 (3.77%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (1.89%) HMG Security Policy Framework
Vendors
1 1 (1.89%) Microsoft