The table below looks at the statistics for the Head of Security role in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Head of Security in their job title over the 3 months to 4 September 2015 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Head of Security
Rank 411 413 427
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +14
Contract jobs requiring a Head of Security 2 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.008% 0.029% 0.004%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.009% 0.032% 0.004%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 0
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£500 £650 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £575 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
21959 22149 22981
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.67% 92.50% 92.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 15479 15131 15772
Average daily rate £450 £425 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £273 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £605 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 310 407 447
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £45.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -

Head of Security
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

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
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Head of Security within the London region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015. 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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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
City of London +8 2 £500 -11.11% 2
Head of Security
England

Head of Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London region that cited Head of Security 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 Security in their job title.

1 10 (76.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (69.23%) CISA
3 8 (61.54%) Information Assurance
3 8 (61.54%) Cloud Computing
4 7 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (38.46%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (30.77%) Finance
6 4 (30.77%) CESG
7 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
7 3 (23.08%) C
7 3 (23.08%) Information Security
8 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (15.38%) Risk Management
8 2 (15.38%) Cyber Security
9 1 (7.69%) EMIR
9 1 (7.69%) Dodd-Frank
9 1 (7.69%) Critical Success Factor
9 1 (7.69%) Patch Management
9 1 (7.69%) Data Centre
9 1 (7.69%) Degree
9 1 (7.69%) COBIT
9 1 (7.69%) MiFID
9 1 (7.69%) PCI DSS
9 1 (7.69%) Risk Assessment
9 1 (7.69%) Banking
9 1 (7.69%) Tripwire
9 1 (7.69%) Penetration Testing
9 1 (7.69%) Strategic Planning
9 1 (7.69%) ITIL
9 1 (7.69%) PRINCE

Head of Security
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London region that cited Head of Security 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 Security in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 5 (38.46%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 8 (61.54%) Cloud Computing
General
1 4 (30.77%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Legal
2 1 (7.69%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) CESG
2 1 (7.69%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) Information Assurance
2 7 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (23.08%) Information Security
4 2 (15.38%) Cyber Security
4 2 (15.38%) Risk Management
4 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (7.69%) Risk Assessment
5 1 (7.69%) ITIL
5 1 (7.69%) PRINCE
5 1 (7.69%) Change Management
5 1 (7.69%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Strategic Planning
5 1 (7.69%) Portfolio Management
5 1 (7.69%) Demand Management
5 1 (7.69%) Critical Success Factor
5 1 (7.69%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (23.08%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (69.23%) CISA
2 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
3 1 (7.69%) CISM
3 1 (7.69%) MBA
3 1 (7.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (76.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (7.69%) COBIT
2 1 (7.69%) MiFID
2 1 (7.69%) PCI DSS
2 1 (7.69%) COSO
2 1 (7.69%) EMIR
2 1 (7.69%) Dodd-Frank
Vendors
1 1 (7.69%) Symantec
1 1 (7.69%) Tripwire