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 17 December 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
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Head of Security
Rank 402 415 -
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -
Contract jobs requiring a Head of Security 7 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.030% 0.012% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.033% 0.013% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 0
Average daily rate
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£600 £750 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £900 - £700
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
21380 22668 20101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.25% 93.07% 93.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 15411 15612 13455
Average daily rate £435 £438 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.62% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 403 388 555
Average hourly rate £17.00 £19.20 £19.72
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.43% -2.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.60 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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
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 17 December 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Head of Security within the London region over the 3 months to 17 December 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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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 +19 1 £825 - 1
Canary Wharf - - - -
Head of Security
England

Head of Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, 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 (71.43%) Information Security
2 6 (42.86%) Risk Management
3 5 (35.71%) CISSP
4 4 (28.57%) Finance
4 4 (28.57%) CISA
4 4 (28.57%) CISM
5 3 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (21.43%) Penetration Testing
5 3 (21.43%) Degree
5 3 (21.43%) CRISC
5 3 (21.43%) Data Protection
5 3 (21.43%) PCI DSS
5 3 (21.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (14.29%) Product Management
6 2 (14.29%) Line Management
6 2 (14.29%) Dependency Management
6 2 (14.29%) Service Management
6 2 (14.29%) Change Control
6 2 (14.29%) COBIT
6 2 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (14.29%) Incident Management
6 2 (14.29%) Risk Assessment
6 2 (14.29%) Programme Management
6 2 (14.29%) Retail
6 2 (14.29%) Information Management
6 2 (14.29%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 2 (14.29%) Law
6 2 (14.29%) Legal
6 2 (14.29%) CheckPoint
6 2 (14.29%) Internet

Head of Security
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (14.29%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (14.29%) MS Office
1 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) Internet
2 1 (7.14%) Network Security
General
1 4 (28.57%) Finance
2 2 (14.29%) Retail
2 2 (14.29%) Law
2 2 (14.29%) Legal
3 1 (7.14%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (7.14%) Manufacturing
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
1 1 (7.14%) Data Protection Act
1 1 (7.14%) FMCG
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (71.43%) Information Security
2 6 (42.86%) Risk Management
3 3 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (21.43%) Penetration Testing
3 3 (21.43%) Data Protection
4 2 (14.29%) Product Management
4 2 (14.29%) Line Management
4 2 (14.29%) Dependency Management
4 2 (14.29%) Service Management
4 2 (14.29%) Change Control
4 2 (14.29%) Incident Management
4 2 (14.29%) Risk Assessment
4 2 (14.29%) Programme Management
4 2 (14.29%) Information Management
4 2 (14.29%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 2 (14.29%) ITIL
4 2 (14.29%) ERP
5 1 (7.14%) Information Security Management
5 1 (7.14%) Security Management
5 1 (7.14%) Enterprise Architecture
Qualifications
1 5 (35.71%) CISSP
2 4 (28.57%) CISA
2 4 (28.57%) CISM
3 3 (21.43%) Degree
3 3 (21.43%) CRISC
4 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (21.43%) PCI DSS
1 3 (21.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (14.29%) COBIT
3 1 (7.14%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) CheckPoint