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 February 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
28 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Head of Security
England / London
Rank 402 389 406
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +17
Contract jobs requiring a Head of Security 2 33 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.010% 0.16% 0.019%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.011% 0.16% 0.020%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 29 2
Median daily rate £675 £600 £913
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -34.24%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £713 £900
% change year-on-year
-50.87% -20.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £82.50 -

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
18436 20098 19872
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.77% 95.01% 94.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 13192 14255 13962
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 244 299 328
Median hourly rate £23.00 £16.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.39% -13.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.00 £53.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.46%

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

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

1 6 (75.00%) Information Security
2 4 (50.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (25.00%) Analytics
3 2 (25.00%) User Experience
3 2 (25.00%) Identity Access Management
3 2 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
3 2 (25.00%) Network Security
3 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (25.00%) Information Assurance
3 2 (25.00%) Open Source
3 2 (25.00%) Vulnerability Management
3 2 (25.00%) Big Data
3 2 (25.00%) Data Security
3 2 (25.00%) CESG
3 2 (25.00%) Risk Management
4 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
4 1 (12.50%) Finance
4 1 (12.50%) Validation
4 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (12.50%) TOWER Software
4 1 (12.50%) VMware
4 1 (12.50%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (12.50%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (12.50%) C
4 1 (12.50%) SQL
4 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
4 1 (12.50%) Citrix
4 1 (12.50%) SAN
4 1 (12.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (12.50%) OpenStack
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) Network Security
2 1 (12.50%) Firewall
2 1 (12.50%) NAS
2 1 (12.50%) NetScaler
2 1 (12.50%) SAN
2 1 (12.50%) Software-Defined Networking
2 1 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) Big Data
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
1 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (25.00%) CESG
2 2 (25.00%) User Experience
3 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Information Security
2 2 (25.00%) Analytics
2 2 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
2 2 (25.00%) Data Security
2 2 (25.00%) Identity Access Management
2 2 (25.00%) Information Assurance
2 2 (25.00%) Open Source
2 2 (25.00%) Risk Management
2 2 (25.00%) Vulnerability Management
3 1 (12.50%) Coaching
3 1 (12.50%) Data Protection
3 1 (12.50%) Database Security
3 1 (12.50%) Identity Management
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Management
3 1 (12.50%) Security Architecture
3 1 (12.50%) Security Management
3 1 (12.50%) Security Operations
3 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (12.50%) Threat Management
3 1 (12.50%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) C
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
1 1 (12.50%) Hyper-V
1 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (12.50%) VMware Workstation
1 1 (12.50%) XenApp
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Citrix
1 1 (12.50%) TOWER Software
1 1 (12.50%) VMware