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 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Head of Information Security
Rank 657 646 617
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -29
Contract jobs requiring a Head of Information Security 7 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.013% 0.002% 0.009%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.013% 0.002% 0.010%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 2
Average daily rate £650 - £538
UK excluding London average daily rate - - £538
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
53055 53758 51548
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.92% 94.76% 94.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 34561 32635 31469
Average daily rate £425 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1534 2148 2116
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

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
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 Information Security within the UK over the 3 months to 1 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
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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 +2 7 £650 -
London -16 5 £650 -
Leeds - 2 - -
West Yorkshire - 2 - -
Yorkshire - 2 - -
City of London - 1 £700 -

Head of Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 14 (100.00%) Information Security
2 8 (57.14%) CISM
3 7 (50.00%) CISSP
4 4 (28.57%) Finance
4 4 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (28.57%) Risk Assessment
5 3 (21.43%) SC Cleared
5 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared
5 3 (21.43%) CISMP
5 3 (21.43%) Management Information System
5 3 (21.43%) Risk Management
6 2 (14.29%) Change Management
6 2 (14.29%) ITIL
6 2 (14.29%) CESG
6 2 (14.29%) Business Continuity
6 2 (14.29%) Law
6 2 (14.29%) Incident Management
6 2 (14.29%) Degree
6 2 (14.29%) French Language
6 2 (14.29%) Italian Language
6 2 (14.29%) Polish Language
6 2 (14.29%) Spanish Language
6 2 (14.29%) Open Source
6 2 (14.29%) User Experience
6 2 (14.29%) Vulnerability Management
6 2 (14.29%) Big Data
6 2 (14.29%) Data Centre
7 1 (7.14%) Target Operating Model
7 1 (7.14%) Disclosure Scotland

Head of Information Security
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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.

Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) Big Data
General
1 4 (28.57%) Finance
2 2 (14.29%) French Language
2 2 (14.29%) Italian Language
2 2 (14.29%) Law
2 2 (14.29%) Polish Language
2 2 (14.29%) Spanish Language
3 1 (7.14%) Legal
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 Assessment
2 4 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (21.43%) Risk 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%) Vulnerability Management
5 1 (7.14%) Analytics
5 1 (7.14%) Cybersecurity
5 1 (7.14%) Information Governance
5 1 (7.14%) Line Management
5 1 (7.14%) Mentoring
5 1 (7.14%) Records Management
5 1 (7.14%) Security Architecture
5 1 (7.14%) Security Operations
5 1 (7.14%) SFIA
5 1 (7.14%) Target Operating Model
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%) Degree
5 1 (7.14%) CISA
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