The table below looks at the statistics for the Head of Technology 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 Technology in their job title over the 3 months to 30 April 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Head of Technology
Rank 623 593 587
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Head of Technology 4 5 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.008% 0.010% 0.014%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.008% 0.010% 0.015%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 5
Average daily rate £875 £675 £700
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.62% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £745 £495 £510
10% offered a daily rate of more than £970 £787 £850
UK excluding London average daily rate £775 £450 £700
% change year-on-year
+72.22% -35.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Head of Technology
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
48697 48044 46983
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 95.04% 94.77% 94.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 32114 29627 29164
Average daily rate £425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £555
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1383 1932 1948
Average 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 £44.10 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

Head of Technology
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Head of Technology Jobs Demand Trend in England

Head of Technology
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Head of Technology across the England region.

Head of Technology Daily Rate Trend in England

Head of Technology
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Head of Technology across the England region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016.

Head of Technology Daily Rate Histogram in England

Head of Technology
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 Technology within the England region over the 3 months to 30 April 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 -5 2 £950 +27.51% 4
North West -6 1 £700 - 1
North East - 1 £850 -
Head of Technology
UK

Head of Technology
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Head of Technology 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 Technology in their job title.

1 9 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (44.44%) Configuration Management
2 8 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (38.89%) VMware
3 7 (38.89%) Microsoft App-V
3 7 (38.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (38.89%) SCCM
3 7 (38.89%) Hyper-V
3 7 (38.89%) Open Source
3 7 (38.89%) Finance
3 7 (38.89%) XenApp
3 7 (38.89%) XenDesktop
4 6 (33.33%) CFEngine
4 6 (33.33%) IaaS
4 6 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (33.33%) SAN
4 6 (33.33%) Linux
4 6 (33.33%) SaaS
4 6 (33.33%) PaaS
5 4 (22.22%) Programme Management
5 4 (22.22%) Project Management
5 4 (22.22%) User Experience
5 4 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (16.67%) Social Media
6 3 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (16.67%) ITIL
6 3 (16.67%) Degree
7 2 (11.11%) Banking
7 2 (11.11%) Investment Banking
7 2 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management

Head of Technology
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Head of Technology 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 Technology in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.56%) Confluence
1 1 (5.56%) Drupal
1 1 (5.56%) MS Project Server
1 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 6 (33.33%) IaaS
1 6 (33.33%) PaaS
1 6 (33.33%) SaaS
2 1 (5.56%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (33.33%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) Data Mining
1 1 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
1 1 (5.56%) MySQL
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Artifactory
1 1 (5.56%) Bitbucket
1 1 (5.56%) Git (software)
1 1 (5.56%) JIRA
1 1 (5.56%) Sonatype Nexus
1 1 (5.56%) Subversion
1 1 (5.56%) TeamCity
General
1 7 (38.89%) Finance
2 2 (11.11%) Banking
2 2 (11.11%) Investment Banking
3 1 (5.56%) Back Office
3 1 (5.56%) Front Office
3 1 (5.56%) Legal
3 1 (5.56%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) .NET
1 1 (5.56%) J2EE
1 1 (5.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (22.22%) User Experience
2 3 (16.67%) Social Media
3 2 (11.11%) Management Information System
4 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
4 1 (5.56%) Mainframe
4 1 (5.56%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 6 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (44.44%) Configuration Management
2 7 (38.89%) Open Source
3 4 (22.22%) Programme Management
3 4 (22.22%) Project Management
4 3 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (16.67%) ITIL
5 2 (11.11%) Coaching
5 2 (11.11%) Information Security
5 2 (11.11%) Scrum
5 2 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (11.11%) Translating Business Requirements
6 1 (5.56%) Business Analysis
6 1 (5.56%) Data Analysis
6 1 (5.56%) Information Management
6 1 (5.56%) Resource Management
6 1 (5.56%) Supplier Management
6 1 (5.56%) Validation
6 1 (5.56%) Web Design
6 1 (5.56%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.56%) Java
1 1 (5.56%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) Degree
2 1 (5.56%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 7 (38.89%) Hyper-V
1 7 (38.89%) Microsoft App-V
1 7 (38.89%) VMware Infrastructure
1 7 (38.89%) XenApp
1 7 (38.89%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (38.89%) SCCM
2 6 (33.33%) CFEngine
2 6 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 9 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (38.89%) VMware
3 1 (5.56%) Atlassian
3 1 (5.56%) Black Duck
3 1 (5.56%) Coverity