The table below looks at the statistics for the Head of ICT role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Head of ICT in their job title over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Head of ICT
Rank 592 577 -
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -
Contract jobs requiring a Head of ICT 3 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.005% 0.010% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.006% 0.010% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 0
Average daily rate
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£475 £600 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.83% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £600 -
% change year-on-year
-41.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50642 47729 46134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.79% 92.49% 92.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 32228 28770 26034
Average daily rate £400 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2044 2098 2641
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

Head of ICT
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Head of ICT Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Head of ICT
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Head of ICT within the UK.

Head of ICT Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Head of ICT
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Head of ICT within the UK over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Head of ICT Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Head of ICT
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Head of ICT within the UK.

Head of ICT Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Head of ICT
Top 6 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Head of ICT within the UK over the 3 months to 19 December 2014. 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
England -29 3 £475 +18.75% 3
South West - 2 £350 -
Bristol - - - -
Reading - - - - 1
Berkshire - - - - 1
South East - - - - 1

Head of ICT
Top 28 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Head of ICT 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 ICT in their job title.

1 3 (42.86%) ITIL
2 2 (28.57%) Local Government
2 2 (28.57%) Degree
2 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 2 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (14.29%) Line Management
3 1 (14.29%) Supplier Management
3 1 (14.29%) Unified Communications
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Management
3 1 (14.29%) Data Protection
3 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 1 (14.29%) Strategic Planning
3 1 (14.29%) IT Governance
3 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
3 1 (14.29%) Project Management
3 1 (14.29%) Service Management
3 1 (14.29%) TickIT
3 1 (14.29%) Quality Management
3 1 (14.29%) CMMI
3 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
3 1 (14.29%) Identity Management
3 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
3 1 (14.29%) Risk Management
3 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
3 1 (14.29%) Finance
3 1 (14.29%) Law
3 1 (14.29%) Business Continuity
3 1 (14.29%) C

Head of ICT
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Head of ICT 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 ICT in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) Unified Communications
General
1 2 (28.57%) Local Government
2 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
2 1 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Law
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) ITIL
2 2 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (14.29%) Line Management
3 1 (14.29%) Supplier Management
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Management
3 1 (14.29%) Data Protection
3 1 (14.29%) Strategic Planning
3 1 (14.29%) IT Governance
3 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
3 1 (14.29%) Project Management
3 1 (14.29%) Service Management
3 1 (14.29%) Quality Management
3 1 (14.29%) CMMI
3 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
3 1 (14.29%) Identity Management
3 1 (14.29%) Risk Management
3 1 (14.29%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) Degree
1 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) TickIT
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