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 23 September 2014 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Head of Technology
Rank 570 559 576
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +17
Contract jobs requiring a Head of Technology 9 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.017% 0.002% 0.007%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.019% 0.002% 0.008%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 3
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£410 - £900
UK excluding London average daily rate £405 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Head of Technology
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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
47639 44687 49823
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 90.80% 92.79% 92.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 29624 27384 28500
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £235 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1896 1919 2491
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 23 September 2014.

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 23 September 2014. 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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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
West Midlands - 4 £405 -
London - 3 £675 - 2
South East -7 2 £403 - 2
South West - - - -
North East - - - - 2
North West - - - -
East of England - - - - 2
Head of Technology
UK

Head of Technology
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 8 (61.54%) Project Management
2 4 (30.77%) Risk Management
2 4 (30.77%) Degree
2 4 (30.77%) Line Management
3 3 (23.08%) ITIL
3 3 (23.08%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (23.08%) Internet
3 3 (23.08%) Finance
4 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (15.38%) Asset Management
4 2 (15.38%) IT Governance
4 2 (15.38%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (15.38%) Middleware
4 2 (15.38%) Firewall
4 2 (15.38%) LAN
4 2 (15.38%) WAN
4 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
4 2 (15.38%) Waterfall
5 1 (7.69%) Unified Communications
5 1 (7.69%) Portfolio Management
5 1 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (7.69%) Analytics
5 1 (7.69%) EMIR
5 1 (7.69%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (7.69%) Open Source
5 1 (7.69%) Video on Demand
5 1 (7.69%) Social Media
5 1 (7.69%) QA
5 1 (7.69%) Lean Six Sigma
5 1 (7.69%) Problem Management

Head of Technology
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 3 (23.08%) Internet
2 2 (15.38%) Firewall
2 2 (15.38%) LAN
2 2 (15.38%) WAN
3 1 (7.69%) Unified Communications
General
1 3 (23.08%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Banking
2 1 (7.69%) Investment Banking
2 1 (7.69%) Local Government
2 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) Middleware
2 1 (7.69%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Biometrics
1 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
1 1 (7.69%) CCTV
1 1 (7.69%) Open Source
1 1 (7.69%) Video on Demand
1 1 (7.69%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) UNIX
1 1 (7.69%) Windows
1 1 (7.69%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) Project Management
2 4 (30.77%) Risk Management
2 4 (30.77%) Line Management
3 3 (23.08%) ITIL
4 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (15.38%) Asset Management
4 2 (15.38%) IT Governance
4 2 (15.38%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (15.38%) Waterfall
5 1 (7.69%) Portfolio Management
5 1 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (7.69%) Analytics
5 1 (7.69%) Web Development
5 1 (7.69%) Business Development
5 1 (7.69%) Operations Management
5 1 (7.69%) Lean Six Sigma
5 1 (7.69%) Problem Management
5 1 (7.69%) Data Analysis
5 1 (7.69%) Business Analysis
5 1 (7.69%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) Degree
2 3 (23.08%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
4 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) QA
1 1 (7.69%) EMIR
1 1 (7.69%) Dodd-Frank