The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the South West region that had Head of IT featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 22 January 2017 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Head of Information Technology
England / South West
Rank - 141 141
Contract jobs requiring a Head of IT 0 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West - 0.068% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.072% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 3
Median daily rate - £450 £625
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -28.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £475 £494
% change year-on-year
+15.78% -3.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 - -

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 West 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 West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2426 2797 2943
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 95.62% 95.62% 96.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1582 1893 1884
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £248 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 172 160 180
Median hourly rate £27.50 £25.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +4.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.88 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

Head of IT
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Head of IT Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Head of IT
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Head of IT Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Head of IT
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Head of IT across the South West region.

Head of IT Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Head of IT Skill Set
Top 13 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, Head of IT 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 West region featuring Head of IT in the job title.

1 2 (50.00%) Retail
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
1 2 (50.00%) Legal
2 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (25.00%) Degree
2 1 (25.00%) Informatics
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (25.00%) MCSE
2 1 (25.00%) CCIE
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (25.00%) NHS

Head of IT Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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:

General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
1 2 (50.00%) Legal
1 2 (50.00%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Informatics
1 1 (25.00%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) ITIL
1 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2
1 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) CCIE
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
1 1 (25.00%) MCSE
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification