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 24 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Head of Information Security
Rank 644 622 606
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -16
Contract jobs requiring a Head of Information Security 7 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.013% 0.004% 0.009%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.014% 0.004% 0.010%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 2
Median daily rate £675 £650 £538
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% +20.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £655 £650 £488
10% offered a daily rate of more than £695 £650 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate - - £538
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
50742 51291 50591
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.77% 94.73% 94.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 33107 31579 31273
Median daily rate £425 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1472 2048 2133
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -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
Top 7 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 24 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
England -3 7 £675 +3.84% 2
London -7 4 £675 +3.84% 2
Leeds - 2 - -
West Yorkshire - 2 - -
Yorkshire - 2 - -
City of London - 1 £700 - 1
West Midlands - 1 - -

Head of Information Security Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 May 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 14 (100.00%) Information Security
2 8 (57.14%) CISM
3 7 (50.00%) CISSP
4 5 (35.71%) Finance
5 4 (28.57%) Risk Management
5 4 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (21.43%) CISMP
6 3 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (21.43%) Management Information System
6 3 (21.43%) SC Cleared
6 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared
6 3 (21.43%) Vulnerability Management
6 3 (21.43%) Risk Assessment
7 2 (14.29%) Open Source
7 2 (14.29%) User Experience
7 2 (14.29%) Data Centre
7 2 (14.29%) Big Data
7 2 (14.29%) Security Architecture
7 2 (14.29%) French Language
7 2 (14.29%) Italian Language
7 2 (14.29%) Polish Language
7 2 (14.29%) Spanish Language
7 2 (14.29%) Law
7 2 (14.29%) Legal
7 2 (14.29%) Business Continuity
7 2 (14.29%) CISA
7 2 (14.29%) ITIL
7 2 (14.29%) Change Management
7 2 (14.29%) Incident Management
7 2 (14.29%) CESG

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:

Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) Big Data
General
1 5 (35.71%) Finance
2 2 (14.29%) French Language
2 2 (14.29%) Italian Language
2 2 (14.29%) Law
2 2 (14.29%) Legal
2 2 (14.29%) Polish Language
2 2 (14.29%) Spanish Language
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Management Information System
2 2 (14.29%) CESG
2 2 (14.29%) Data Centre
2 2 (14.29%) User Experience
3 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (7.14%) Cybercrime
3 1 (7.14%) e-Learning
3 1 (7.14%) Freedom of Information
3 1 (7.14%) Freedom of Information Act
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (100.00%) Information Security
2 4 (28.57%) Risk Management
3 3 (21.43%) Risk Assessment
3 3 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (21.43%) Vulnerability Management
4 2 (14.29%) Business Continuity
4 2 (14.29%) Change Management
4 2 (14.29%) Incident Management
4 2 (14.29%) ITIL
4 2 (14.29%) Open Source
4 2 (14.29%) Security Architecture
5 1 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (7.14%) Data Protection
5 1 (7.14%) Identity Management
5 1 (7.14%) Information Security Governance
5 1 (7.14%) Information Security Management
5 1 (7.14%) ISMS
5 1 (7.14%) Security Management
5 1 (7.14%) TOGAF
5 1 (7.14%) Wealth Management
Qualifications
1 8 (57.14%) CISM
2 7 (50.00%) CISSP
3 3 (21.43%) CISMP
3 3 (21.43%) SC Cleared
3 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared
4 2 (14.29%) CISA
4 2 (14.29%) Degree
5 1 (7.14%) CRISC
5 1 (7.14%) DV Cleared
5 1 (7.14%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (7.14%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (7.14%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft