The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the London 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 28 June 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
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Head of Security
Rank 416 415 -
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -
Contract jobs requiring a Head of Security 17 12 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.078% 0.052% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.082% 0.055% -
Number of daily rates quoted 13 11 0
Median daily rate £575 £475 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.05% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £675 £550 -
% change year-on-year
+22.72% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
Head of Security
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the London 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
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
20630 21742 21781
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 95.15% 94.61% 95.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 14967 15186 15135
Median daily rate £463 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 227 363 392
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.88 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.94% +13.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.60 £52.17 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

Head of Security
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

Head of Security Jobs Demand Trend in London

Head of Security
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Head of Security Daily Rate Trend in London

Head of Security
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Head of Security across the London region over the 3 months to 28 June 2016.

Head of Security Daily Rate Histogram in London

Head of Security
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 28 June 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
City of London +32 3 £925 +89.74%
Head of Security
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 London region featuring Head of Security in the job title.

1 26 (48.15%) SC Cleared
1 26 (48.15%) Security Cleared
2 21 (38.89%) Information Security
3 19 (35.19%) Information Assurance
4 18 (33.33%) Risk Management
5 16 (29.63%) Security Operations
6 13 (24.07%) CESG
7 12 (22.22%) Big Data
8 11 (20.37%) Analytics
8 11 (20.37%) User Experience
8 11 (20.37%) Data Centre
8 11 (20.37%) Open Source
9 10 (18.52%) Cloud Computing
9 10 (18.52%) DV Cleared
9 10 (18.52%) TOGAF
9 10 (18.52%) Firewall
10 8 (14.81%) Security Management
11 7 (12.96%) CTI
11 7 (12.96%) CISM
11 7 (12.96%) Enterprise Architecture
11 7 (12.96%) Government Security Classifications
12 6 (11.11%) Management Information System
13 5 (9.26%) Security Architecture
14 4 (7.41%) Risk Assessment
14 4 (7.41%) Telecoms
14 4 (7.41%) CISA
14 4 (7.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
15 3 (5.56%) CISSP
15 3 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
15 3 (5.56%) C

Head of Security Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in London 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:

Cloud Services
1 10 (18.52%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 10 (18.52%) Firewall
2 7 (12.96%) CTI
3 2 (3.70%) Internet
3 2 (3.70%) Intranet
3 2 (3.70%) LAN
3 2 (3.70%) WAN
3 2 (3.70%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (22.22%) Big Data
General
1 4 (7.41%) Telecoms
2 3 (5.56%) Finance
3 2 (3.70%) French Language
3 2 (3.70%) Italian Language
3 2 (3.70%) Polish Language
3 2 (3.70%) Spanish Language
Miscellaneous
1 13 (24.07%) CESG
2 11 (20.37%) Data Centre
2 11 (20.37%) User Experience
3 6 (11.11%) Management Information System
4 3 (5.56%) Virtual Team
5 1 (1.85%) BYOD
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (38.89%) Information Security
2 19 (35.19%) Information Assurance
3 18 (33.33%) Risk Management
4 16 (29.63%) Security Operations
5 11 (20.37%) Analytics
5 11 (20.37%) Open Source
6 10 (18.52%) TOGAF
7 8 (14.81%) Security Management
8 7 (12.96%) Enterprise Architecture
9 5 (9.26%) Security Architecture
10 4 (7.41%) Risk Assessment
11 3 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
11 3 (5.56%) SFIA
11 3 (5.56%) Virtual Team Management
12 2 (3.70%) Cybersecurity
13 1 (1.85%) Big Data Analytics
13 1 (1.85%) Business Process Improvement
13 1 (1.85%) Data Analytics
13 1 (1.85%) Mentoring
13 1 (1.85%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.56%) C
Qualifications
1 26 (48.15%) SC Cleared
1 26 (48.15%) Security Cleared
2 10 (18.52%) DV Cleared
3 7 (12.96%) CISM
4 4 (7.41%) CISA
5 3 (5.56%) CISSP
6 2 (3.70%) CISMP
6 2 (3.70%) Degree
6 2 (3.70%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (12.96%) Government Security Classifications
2 4 (7.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.85%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.85%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (1.85%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 2 (3.70%) TOWER Software