The table below looks at the statistics for the Head of IT role in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Head of IT in their job title over the 3 months to 6 July 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Head of Information Technology
Rank 253 239 230
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Head of IT 4 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.044% 0.078% 0.036%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.047% 0.084% 0.039%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 2
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£600 £413 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.45% +13.79%
UK excluding London average daily rate £525 £438 £425
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Head of IT
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 South East 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
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
8465 8291 7699
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 92.45% 92.53% 92.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 4905 4528 3914
Average daily rate £375 £350 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -0.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £213 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £495 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 416 416 580
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.16 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

Head of IT
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Head of IT Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Head of IT
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Head of IT across the South East region.

Head of IT Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Head of IT
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Head of IT within the South East region over the 3 months to 6 July 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
Berkshire +5 2 - - 1
East Sussex -10 1 - -
Surrey - 1 £600 - 1
Head of IT
England

Head of IT
Top 20 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East region that cited Head of IT 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 IT in their job title.

1 3 (42.86%) Project Management
1 3 (42.86%) Service Management
1 3 (42.86%) Service Delivery
1 3 (42.86%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (28.57%) Telecoms
2 2 (28.57%) TOGAF
2 2 (28.57%) ITIL
3 1 (14.29%) C
3 1 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (14.29%) ITSM
3 1 (14.29%) Back Office
3 1 (14.29%) Local Government
3 1 (14.29%) Strategic Planning
3 1 (14.29%) Resource Management
3 1 (14.29%) Finance
3 1 (14.29%) Business Continuity
3 1 (14.29%) Problem Management
3 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (14.29%) Line Management
3 1 (14.29%) People Management

Head of IT
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

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

General
1 2 (28.57%) Telecoms
2 1 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Local Government
2 1 (14.29%) Back Office
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Project Management
1 3 (42.86%) Service Management
1 3 (42.86%) Service Delivery
1 3 (42.86%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (28.57%) ITIL
2 2 (28.57%) TOGAF
3 1 (14.29%) Strategic Planning
3 1 (14.29%) Resource Management
3 1 (14.29%) Problem Management
3 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (14.29%) Line Management
3 1 (14.29%) People Management
3 1 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (14.29%) ITSM
3 1 (14.29%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) C