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 6 May 2016 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
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Head of Security
Rank 598 597 583
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Head of Security 39 16 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.077% 0.032% 0.016%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.081% 0.033% 0.017%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 11 2
Median daily rate £600 £475 £538
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.31% -11.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £375 £488
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £550 £538
% change year-on-year
- +2.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
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
48428 48067 47032
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 95.01% 94.75% 94.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 31953 29679 29276
Median daily rate £425 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1367 1934 1971
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.60 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+8.43% -2.35%

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
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 May 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Head of Security within the England region over the 3 months to 6 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +11 35 £600 +26.31% 3
South East -13 2 £550 - 1
Yorkshire - 2 - -
Head of Security
UK

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

For the 6 months to 6 May 2016, 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 34 (45.95%) SC Cleared
1 34 (45.95%) Security Cleared
2 31 (41.89%) Information Security
3 28 (37.84%) Security Operations
4 23 (31.08%) CISM
5 21 (28.38%) Information Assurance
6 18 (24.32%) Risk Management
7 17 (22.97%) CISSP
7 17 (22.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 15 (20.27%) CISA
9 14 (18.92%) DV Cleared
9 14 (18.92%) Data Centre
10 13 (17.57%) CESG
11 12 (16.22%) Finance
11 12 (16.22%) Risk Assessment
11 12 (16.22%) Big Data
12 11 (14.86%) Analytics
12 11 (14.86%) User Experience
12 11 (14.86%) Firewall
12 11 (14.86%) Open Source
12 11 (14.86%) Cloud Computing
13 10 (13.51%) TOGAF
14 9 (12.16%) Security Management
14 9 (12.16%) Management Information System
14 9 (12.16%) Stakeholder Management
15 8 (10.81%) CTI
15 8 (10.81%) Degree
15 8 (10.81%) Enterprise Architecture
15 8 (10.81%) SFIA
16 7 (9.46%) ITIL

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:

Applications
1 1 (1.35%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 11 (14.86%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 11 (14.86%) Firewall
2 8 (10.81%) CTI
3 3 (4.05%) Internet
3 3 (4.05%) Intranet
3 3 (4.05%) LAN
3 3 (4.05%) WAN
3 3 (4.05%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (16.22%) Big Data
General
1 12 (16.22%) Finance
2 4 (5.41%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.70%) Banking
3 2 (2.70%) French Language
3 2 (2.70%) Italian Language
3 2 (2.70%) Law
3 2 (2.70%) Polish Language
3 2 (2.70%) Spanish Language
4 1 (1.35%) Electronics
4 1 (1.35%) Legal
Miscellaneous
1 14 (18.92%) Data Centre
2 13 (17.57%) CESG
3 11 (14.86%) User Experience
4 9 (12.16%) Management Information System
5 5 (6.76%) Cryptography
6 1 (1.35%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.35%) BYOD
6 1 (1.35%) Cyber Attack
6 1 (1.35%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (1.35%) e-Learning
6 1 (1.35%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (1.35%) Freedom of Information Act
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (41.89%) Information Security
2 28 (37.84%) Security Operations
3 21 (28.38%) Information Assurance
4 18 (24.32%) Risk Management
5 12 (16.22%) Risk Assessment
6 11 (14.86%) Analytics
6 11 (14.86%) Open Source
7 10 (13.51%) TOGAF
8 9 (12.16%) Security Management
8 9 (12.16%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (10.81%) Enterprise Architecture
9 8 (10.81%) SFIA
10 7 (9.46%) ITIL
11 6 (8.11%) Cybersecurity
12 5 (6.76%) Business Process Improvement
12 5 (6.76%) Process Improvement
13 4 (5.41%) Security Architecture
14 3 (4.05%) Disaster Recovery
15 2 (2.70%) Business Continuity
15 2 (2.70%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.05%) C
Qualifications
1 34 (45.95%) SC Cleared
1 34 (45.95%) Security Cleared
2 23 (31.08%) CISM
3 17 (22.97%) CISSP
4 15 (20.27%) CISA
5 14 (18.92%) DV Cleared
6 8 (10.81%) Degree
7 7 (9.46%) Network+ Certification
8 3 (4.05%) CISMP
9 1 (1.35%) CEH
9 1 (1.35%) CESG Certified Professional
9 1 (1.35%) CLAS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (22.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (6.76%) COBIT
2 5 (6.76%) COSO
3 2 (2.70%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (1.35%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (1.35%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 2 (2.70%) TOWER Software
2 1 (1.35%) Microsoft