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 29 May 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Head of Security
Rank 391 415 420
Rank change year-on-year
+24 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Head of Security 27 10 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.12% 0.044% 0.009%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.046% 0.009%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 10 0
Median daily rate £600 £475 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.31% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £550 £538
% change year-on-year
- +2.32%
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
20640 21725 21929
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.90% 94.58% 94.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 15039 15000 15432
Median daily rate £463 £448 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.35% +5.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 218 406 397
Median hourly rate £18.75 £19.01 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.35% +8.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £55.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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 +41 3 £700 +47.36% 2
Head of Security
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 32 (53.33%) SC Cleared
1 32 (53.33%) Security Cleared
2 23 (38.33%) Information Security
2 23 (38.33%) Security Operations
3 20 (33.33%) Information Assurance
4 18 (30.00%) Risk Management
5 14 (23.33%) DV Cleared
6 13 (21.67%) CISM
6 13 (21.67%) CESG
7 12 (20.00%) Big Data
8 11 (18.33%) Analytics
8 11 (18.33%) User Experience
8 11 (18.33%) Data Centre
8 11 (18.33%) Open Source
9 10 (16.67%) Cloud Computing
9 10 (16.67%) TOGAF
9 10 (16.67%) CISA
9 10 (16.67%) Firewall
10 9 (15.00%) Security Management
10 9 (15.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 8 (13.33%) Risk Assessment
11 8 (13.33%) SFIA
12 7 (11.67%) Network+ Certification
12 7 (11.67%) Enterprise Architecture
12 7 (11.67%) Management Information System
12 7 (11.67%) CTI
12 7 (11.67%) Government Security Classifications
13 6 (10.00%) CISSP
13 6 (10.00%) Degree
14 5 (8.33%) Business Process Improvement

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 (16.67%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 10 (16.67%) Firewall
2 7 (11.67%) CTI
3 3 (5.00%) Internet
3 3 (5.00%) Intranet
3 3 (5.00%) LAN
3 3 (5.00%) WAN
3 3 (5.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (20.00%) Big Data
General
1 4 (6.67%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.33%) Finance
2 2 (3.33%) French Language
2 2 (3.33%) Italian Language
2 2 (3.33%) Polish Language
2 2 (3.33%) Spanish Language
Miscellaneous
1 13 (21.67%) CESG
2 11 (18.33%) Data Centre
2 11 (18.33%) User Experience
3 7 (11.67%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.67%) BYOD
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (38.33%) Information Security
1 23 (38.33%) Security Operations
2 20 (33.33%) Information Assurance
3 18 (30.00%) Risk Management
4 11 (18.33%) Analytics
4 11 (18.33%) Open Source
5 10 (16.67%) TOGAF
6 9 (15.00%) Security Management
7 8 (13.33%) Risk Assessment
7 8 (13.33%) SFIA
8 7 (11.67%) Enterprise Architecture
9 5 (8.33%) Business Process Improvement
9 5 (8.33%) Process Improvement
10 4 (6.67%) Security Architecture
11 3 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
12 1 (1.67%) Big Data Analytics
12 1 (1.67%) Data Analytics
12 1 (1.67%) Information Security Governance
12 1 (1.67%) Mentoring
12 1 (1.67%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.00%) C
Qualifications
1 32 (53.33%) SC Cleared
1 32 (53.33%) Security Cleared
2 14 (23.33%) DV Cleared
3 13 (21.67%) CISM
4 10 (16.67%) CISA
5 7 (11.67%) Network+ Certification
6 6 (10.00%) CISSP
6 6 (10.00%) Degree
7 2 (3.33%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (15.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (11.67%) Government Security Classifications
3 2 (3.33%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (1.67%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (1.67%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 2 (3.33%) TOWER Software