The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the England region that had Head of Security featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 21 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Head of Security
UK / England
Rank 567 559 574
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +15
Contract jobs requiring a Head of Security 3 33 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.007% 0.071% 0.015%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.008% 0.075% 0.016%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 27 4
Median daily rate £838 £610 £863
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.29% -29.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £828 £560 £668
10% offered a daily rate of more than £848 £917 £970
UK excluding London median daily rate - £700 £900
% change year-on-year
- -22.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
38632 44173 43901
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.71% 94.89% 94.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 25327 28502 28056
Median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1325 1597 1772
Median hourly rate £18.75 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

Head of Security
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of IT contracts across the England region that featured Head of Security in the job title.

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
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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Head of Security within the England region over the 3 months to 21 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -9 3 £838 +37.29% 2
Head of Security
UK

Head of Security Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, Head of Security contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region featuring Head of Security in the job title.

1 21 (63.64%) Cybersecurity
2 18 (54.55%) Security Operations
3 16 (48.48%) CISSP
4 14 (42.42%) Risk Management
4 14 (42.42%) Information Security
5 12 (36.36%) SC Cleared
5 12 (36.36%) Security Cleared
6 11 (33.33%) Degree
6 11 (33.33%) Service Management
6 11 (33.33%) People Management
7 8 (24.24%) Finance
8 7 (21.21%) CISM
9 5 (15.15%) Operations Management
9 5 (15.15%) Apple
9 5 (15.15%) Microsoft
9 5 (15.15%) Management Information System
10 4 (12.12%) ServiceNow
11 3 (9.09%) Security Operations Centre
11 3 (9.09%) Incident Management
11 3 (9.09%) Security Management
11 3 (9.09%) Data Protection
11 3 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
12 2 (6.06%) Telecoms
12 2 (6.06%) GAP Analysis
12 2 (6.06%) Data Security
12 2 (6.06%) Risk Analysis
12 2 (6.06%) Information Assurance
12 2 (6.06%) Open Source
12 2 (6.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 2 (6.06%) IT Governance

Head of Security Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.03%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (3.03%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.03%) Firewall
1 1 (3.03%) NAS
1 1 (3.03%) NetScaler
1 1 (3.03%) Network Security
1 1 (3.03%) SAN
1 1 (3.03%) Software-Defined Networking
1 1 (3.03%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.06%) Big Data
General
1 8 (24.24%) Finance
2 2 (6.06%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.03%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.03%) ELK Stack
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.15%) Management Information System
2 3 (9.09%) Security Operations Centre
3 2 (6.06%) CESG
3 2 (6.06%) User Experience
4 1 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.03%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.03%) Cyber Attack
4 1 (3.03%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (3.03%) Fintech
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (63.64%) Cybersecurity
2 18 (54.55%) Security Operations
3 14 (42.42%) Information Security
3 14 (42.42%) Risk Management
4 11 (33.33%) People Management
4 11 (33.33%) Service Management
5 5 (15.15%) Operations Management
6 3 (9.09%) Data Protection
6 3 (9.09%) Incident Management
6 3 (9.09%) Security Management
6 3 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (6.06%) Analytics
7 2 (6.06%) Data Security
7 2 (6.06%) GAP Analysis
7 2 (6.06%) Information Assurance
7 2 (6.06%) IT Governance
7 2 (6.06%) Open Source
7 2 (6.06%) Risk Analysis
7 2 (6.06%) Security Architecture
8 1 (3.03%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.03%) C
1 1 (3.03%) SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (48.48%) CISSP
2 12 (36.36%) SC Cleared
2 12 (36.36%) Security Cleared
3 11 (33.33%) Degree
4 7 (21.21%) CISM
5 1 (3.03%) CISA
5 1 (3.03%) GIAC
5 1 (3.03%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.03%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.03%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (3.03%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (3.03%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.03%) Hyper-V
1 1 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (3.03%) VMware Workstation
1 1 (3.03%) XenApp
Vendors
1 5 (15.15%) Apple
1 5 (15.15%) Microsoft
2 4 (12.12%) ServiceNow
3 1 (3.03%) Citrix
3 1 (3.03%) Splunk
3 1 (3.03%) TOWER Software
3 1 (3.03%) VMware