The table below looks at the statistics for the Head of Information Security 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 Information Security in their job title over the 3 months to 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Head of Information Security
Rank 605 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Head of Information Security 12 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.021% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.023% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 0
Average daily rate
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£650 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
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
51806 48814 53474
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.56% 92.66% 93.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 31840 29382 29897
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £568
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2020 2076 2649
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

Head of Information Security
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Head of Information Security Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Head of Information Security
Daily Rate Trend

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

Head of Information Security Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Head of Information Security
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Head of Information Security within the UK over the 3 months to 1 October 2014.

Head of Information Security Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Head of Information Security
Top 15 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 Information Security within the UK over the 3 months to 1 October 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 - 12 £650 - 6
London - 8 £650 - 3
Hertfordshire - 2 - -
City of London - 2 £563 - 2
East of England - 2 - -
North West - - - - 3
South East - - - -
Scotland - - - - 1
Surrey - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
Manchester - - - - 3
Edinburgh - - - -
Glasgow - - - - 1
Leeds - - - -

Head of Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Head of Information Security 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 Information Security in their job title.

1 13 (100.00%) Information Security
2 7 (53.85%) CISSP
2 7 (53.85%) Risk Management
3 6 (46.15%) CISM
3 6 (46.15%) Data Protection
3 6 (46.15%) PCI DSS
4 5 (38.46%) Incident Management
4 5 (38.46%) Degree
5 4 (30.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (30.77%) Legal
5 4 (30.77%) CISA
6 3 (23.08%) Penetration Testing
6 3 (23.08%) CRISC
7 2 (15.38%) Cyber Security
7 2 (15.38%) Risk Assessment
7 2 (15.38%) ISMS
7 2 (15.38%) Information Assurance
7 2 (15.38%) MS PowerPoint
7 2 (15.38%) Retail
7 2 (15.38%) Information Management
7 2 (15.38%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 2 (15.38%) COBIT
7 2 (15.38%) Service Management
7 2 (15.38%) Internet
7 2 (15.38%) MS Office
7 2 (15.38%) ITIL
7 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
7 2 (15.38%) SharePoint
7 2 (15.38%) ERP
7 2 (15.38%) Finance

Head of Information Security
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Head of Information Security 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 Information Security in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (15.38%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (15.38%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (15.38%) MS Office
1 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) Internet
2 1 (7.69%) Network Security
General
1 4 (30.77%) Legal
2 2 (15.38%) Retail
2 2 (15.38%) Finance
3 1 (7.69%) Financial Institution
3 1 (7.69%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (7.69%) Manufacturing
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
1 1 (7.69%) Data Protection Act
1 1 (7.69%) FMCG
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (100.00%) Information Security
2 7 (53.85%) Risk Management
3 6 (46.15%) Data Protection
4 5 (38.46%) Incident Management
5 3 (23.08%) Penetration Testing
6 2 (15.38%) Cyber Security
6 2 (15.38%) Risk Assessment
6 2 (15.38%) ISMS
6 2 (15.38%) Information Assurance
6 2 (15.38%) Information Management
6 2 (15.38%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 2 (15.38%) Service Management
6 2 (15.38%) ITIL
6 2 (15.38%) ERP
6 2 (15.38%) Security Management
7 1 (7.69%) Information Security Management
7 1 (7.69%) Data Security
7 1 (7.69%) Risk Analysis
7 1 (7.69%) Business Development
7 1 (7.69%) Security Architecture
Qualifications
1 7 (53.85%) CISSP
2 6 (46.15%) CISM
3 5 (38.46%) Degree
4 4 (30.77%) CISA
5 3 (23.08%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (46.15%) PCI DSS
2 4 (30.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (15.38%) COBIT