The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Head of Information Security featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 August 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
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Head of Information Security
Rank 642 654 624
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -30
Contract jobs requiring a Head of Information Security 8 1 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.015% 0.002% 0.020%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.016% 0.002% 0.021%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 5
Median daily rate £675 - £650
90% offered a daily rate of more than £600 - £460
10% offered a daily rate of more than £865 - £735
UK excluding London median daily rate £675 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
51405 55416 53365
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.76% 94.83% 94.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 33502 35230 32266
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1639 2066 2092
Median hourly rate £16.58 £17.25 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.89% +1.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

Head of Information Security
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Head of Information Security in the job title.

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 25 August 2016.

Head of Information Security Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Head of Information Security
Top 11 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Head of Information Security within the UK over the 3 months to 25 August 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
England +1 8 £675 - 4
London -10 4 £725 - 1
City of London +40 2 £925 -
Cheltenham - 2 £675 -
Warwick - 2 £675 -
Surrey - 2 £750 - 1
Gloucestershire - 2 £675 -
Warwickshire - 2 £675 -
South East - 2 £750 - 1
South West - 2 £675 -
West Midlands - 2 £675 -

Head of Information Security Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 August 2016, Head of Information 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 featuring Head of Information Security in the job title.

1 15 (100.00%) Information Security
2 10 (66.67%) Finance
3 9 (60.00%) CISM
4 7 (46.67%) CISSP
5 6 (40.00%) Management Information System
5 6 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (26.67%) Risk Management
8 3 (20.00%) Information Security Management
8 3 (20.00%) Security Management
8 3 (20.00%) Security Architecture
8 3 (20.00%) ISMS
8 3 (20.00%) Vulnerability Management
9 2 (13.33%) Big Data
9 2 (13.33%) ITIL
9 2 (13.33%) Open Source
9 2 (13.33%) Cybersecurity
9 2 (13.33%) User Experience
9 2 (13.33%) Data Centre
9 2 (13.33%) Fintech
9 2 (13.33%) Data Protection
9 2 (13.33%) Change Management
9 2 (13.33%) GAP Analysis
9 2 (13.33%) Law
9 2 (13.33%) CESG
9 2 (13.33%) Incident Management
9 2 (13.33%) IT Governance
9 2 (13.33%) CISMP
9 2 (13.33%) French Language
9 2 (13.33%) Italian Language

Head of Information Security Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills 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 (6.67%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) Big Data
General
1 10 (66.67%) Finance
2 2 (13.33%) French Language
2 2 (13.33%) Italian Language
2 2 (13.33%) Law
2 2 (13.33%) Polish Language
2 2 (13.33%) Spanish Language
3 1 (6.67%) Legal
Miscellaneous
1 6 (40.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (13.33%) CESG
2 2 (13.33%) Data Centre
2 2 (13.33%) Fintech
2 2 (13.33%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (100.00%) Information Security
2 6 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (26.67%) Risk Management
4 3 (20.00%) Information Security Management
4 3 (20.00%) ISMS
4 3 (20.00%) Security Architecture
4 3 (20.00%) Security Management
4 3 (20.00%) Vulnerability Management
5 2 (13.33%) Change Management
5 2 (13.33%) Cybersecurity
5 2 (13.33%) Data Protection
5 2 (13.33%) GAP Analysis
5 2 (13.33%) Incident Management
5 2 (13.33%) IT Governance
5 2 (13.33%) ITIL
5 2 (13.33%) Open Source
5 2 (13.33%) Risk Analysis
5 2 (13.33%) Risk Assessment
6 1 (6.67%) TOGAF
6 1 (6.67%) Wealth Management
Qualifications
1 9 (60.00%) CISM
2 7 (46.67%) CISSP
3 2 (13.33%) CISMP
4 1 (6.67%) CISA
4 1 (6.67%) CRISC
4 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
4 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
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