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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Head of Security
Rank 376 411 404
Rank change year-on-year
+35 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Head of Security 32 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.15% 0.019% 0.014%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.020% 0.014%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 2 1
Average daily rate £600 £913 £750
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.24% +21.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £713 £900 £600
% change year-on-year
-20.83% +50.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £82.50 - -
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
20052 20041 20862
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.68% 94.50% 94.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 14187 14178 14151
Average daily rate £450 £450 £435
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 309 344 401
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £13.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.70 £37.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 12 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Head of Security within the London region over the 3 months to 12 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Croydon - 15 £595 -
City of London +36 2 £748 -9.39% 1
Head of Security
England

Head of Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 29 (70.73%) Security Operations
2 23 (56.10%) Security Cleared
3 22 (53.66%) SC Cleared
4 16 (39.02%) Information Security
5 14 (34.15%) DV Cleared
6 13 (31.71%) Risk Management
7 12 (29.27%) CISA
7 12 (29.27%) CISM
7 12 (29.27%) CISSP
8 10 (24.39%) Security Management
8 10 (24.39%) Information Assurance
9 9 (21.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 8 (19.51%) Degree
10 8 (19.51%) Network+ Certification
10 8 (19.51%) Risk Assessment
10 8 (19.51%) SFIA
11 7 (17.07%) CLAS
11 7 (17.07%) CESG
11 7 (17.07%) CESG CLAS
12 6 (14.63%) Stakeholder Management
12 6 (14.63%) Business Continuity
12 6 (14.63%) BCP
12 6 (14.63%) Project Management
12 6 (14.63%) CESG Certified Professional
12 6 (14.63%) Business Continuity Planning
13 5 (12.20%) Process Improvement
13 5 (12.20%) Business Process Improvement
14 4 (9.76%) Telecoms
15 3 (7.32%) Finance
15 3 (7.32%) Management Information System

Head of Security
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.32%) Internet
1 3 (7.32%) Intranet
1 3 (7.32%) LAN
1 3 (7.32%) WAN
1 3 (7.32%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.44%) Data Mining
General
1 4 (9.76%) Telecoms
2 3 (7.32%) Finance
3 1 (2.44%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.07%) CESG
1 7 (17.07%) CESG CLAS
2 3 (7.32%) Data Centre
2 3 (7.32%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.44%) BYOD
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (70.73%) Security Operations
2 16 (39.02%) Information Security
3 13 (31.71%) Risk Management
4 10 (24.39%) Information Assurance
4 10 (24.39%) Security Management
5 8 (19.51%) Risk Assessment
5 8 (19.51%) SFIA
6 6 (14.63%) BCP
6 6 (14.63%) Business Continuity
6 6 (14.63%) Business Continuity Planning
6 6 (14.63%) Project Management
6 6 (14.63%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (12.20%) Business Process Improvement
7 5 (12.20%) Process Improvement
8 3 (7.32%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (7.32%) Security Architecture
9 1 (2.44%) Agile Software Development
9 1 (2.44%) Mentoring
9 1 (2.44%) Service Delivery
9 1 (2.44%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.32%) C
Qualifications
1 23 (56.10%) Security Cleared
2 22 (53.66%) SC Cleared
3 14 (34.15%) DV Cleared
4 12 (29.27%) CISA
4 12 (29.27%) CISM
4 12 (29.27%) CISSP
5 8 (19.51%) Degree
5 8 (19.51%) Network+ Certification
6 7 (17.07%) CLAS
7 6 (14.63%) CESG Certified Professional
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (21.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (4.88%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (2.44%) COBIT
3 1 (2.44%) HMG Security Policy Framework