The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the South East 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 28 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
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Head of Security
Rank 269 268 245
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -23
Contract jobs requiring a Head of Security 2 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.021% 0.032% 0.045%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.023% 0.034% 0.048%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Median daily rate £550 - £538
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 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
8851 8939 8414
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 95.10% 94.66% 94.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 5334 4996 4610
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £230 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 391 427 461
Median hourly rate £18.25 £17.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.73 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.95 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+11.04% -2.06%

Head of Security
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of IT contracts across the South East region that featured Head of Security in the job title.

Head of Security Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Head of Security
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 Security across the South East region.

Head of Security Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Head of Security
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 28 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
Oxfordshire - 1 £550 -
West Sussex - 1 - -
Head of Security
England

Head of Security Skill Set
Top 25 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 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 South East region featuring Head of Security in the job title.

1 2 (66.67%) SC Cleared
1 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
1 2 (66.67%) Information Security
1 2 (66.67%) CISSP
2 1 (33.33%) CTI
2 1 (33.33%) CISM
2 1 (33.33%) Firewall
2 1 (33.33%) Electronics
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Risk Assessment
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) CEH
2 1 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Enterprise Architecture
2 1 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (33.33%) Information Assurance
2 1 (33.33%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 1 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
2 1 (33.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (33.33%) Cyber Attack
2 1 (33.33%) CESG Certified Professional
2 1 (33.33%) CLAS

Head of Security Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 1 (33.33%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) CTI
1 1 (33.33%) Firewall
General
1 1 (33.33%) Electronics
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Cyber Attack
1 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
1 1 (33.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Information Security
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
2 1 (33.33%) Enterprise Architecture
2 1 (33.33%) Information Assurance
2 1 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Risk Assessment
2 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) CISSP
1 2 (66.67%) SC Cleared
1 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) CEH
2 1 (33.33%) CESG Certified Professional
2 1 (33.33%) CISM
2 1 (33.33%) CLAS
2 1 (33.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001