The table below looks at the statistics for the Head of IT 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 IT in their job title over the 3 months to 4 May 2015 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Head of Information Technology
Rank 582 548 520
Rank change year-on-year
-34 -28
Contract jobs requiring a Head of IT 27 40 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.048% 0.074% 0.057%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.052% 0.080% 0.061%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 24 11
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£538 £550 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.27% +29.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £344 £322
10% offered a daily rate of more than £681 £840 £750
UK excluding London average daily rate £525 £450 £475
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -5.26%
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
51461 50245 44013
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.30% 92.35% 92.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 31311 30831 25140
Average daily rate £400 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2031 2007 2180
Average hourly rate £17.15 £17.50 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.00% -4.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.45% -

Head of IT
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Head of IT Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Head of IT
Daily Rate Trend

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

Head of IT Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Head of IT
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Head of IT within the UK over the 3 months to 4 May 2015.

Head of IT Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Head of IT
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Head of IT Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Head of IT
Top 30 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 IT within the UK over the 3 months to 4 May 2015. 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 -28 24 £550 - 31
South East -9 5 £556 - 1
London -16 5 £663 +1.92% 14
South West - 5 £525 - 3
East of England +4 3 £675 +25.58% 3
Bedfordshire +4 2 £675 -
Scotland -1 2 - - 4
North West -23 2 - - 2
West Yorkshire - 2 £525 - 3
Yorkshire - 2 £525 - 3
Berkshire - 2 - - 1
Edinburgh - 2 - - 4
Leeds - 2 £525 - 3
East Sussex - 2 £425 -
Luton - 2 £675 -
Manchester - 2 - - 1
Reading - 2 - -
Bristol - 2 £600 -
City of London +8 1 £500 -23.07% 3
Cambridgeshire 0 1 £500 -9.09%
East Midlands -3 1 - - 2
Birmingham -8 1 - - 2
Northamptonshire -11 1 - -
West Midlands -13 1 - - 3
Wales - 1 £450 -
Bexhill-On-Sea - 1 - -
South Wales - 1 £450 -
Somerset - 1 £500 -
Surrey - 1 £688 -
Brighton - 1 £425 -

Head of IT
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Head of IT 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 IT in their job title.

1 18 (32.73%) Finance
2 15 (27.27%) Project Management
3 13 (23.64%) Service Delivery
3 13 (23.64%) ITIL
4 11 (20.00%) Change Management
4 11 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 11 (20.00%) Retail
5 10 (18.18%) Service Management
6 7 (12.73%) Business Analysis
7 6 (10.91%) Logistics
7 6 (10.91%) Information Management
8 5 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (9.09%) Business Continuity
8 5 (9.09%) Windows
9 4 (7.27%) PRINCE2
9 4 (7.27%) Microsoft
9 4 (7.27%) Incident Management
9 4 (7.27%) Mentoring
10 3 (5.45%) Continuous Improvement
10 3 (5.45%) ERP
10 3 (5.45%) SQL
10 3 (5.45%) Disaster Recovery
10 3 (5.45%) ITSM
10 3 (5.45%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (5.45%) CRM
10 3 (5.45%) NHS
10 3 (5.45%) Information Security
10 3 (5.45%) Legal
10 3 (5.45%) Migration
10 3 (5.45%) Asset Management

Head of IT
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Head of IT 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 IT in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (3.64%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.82%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (1.82%) IIS
2 1 (1.82%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.82%) MS Office
1 1 (1.82%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.64%) SaaS
1 2 (3.64%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.82%) Reverse Proxy
1 1 (1.82%) VoIP
1 1 (1.82%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.82%) Big Data
General
1 18 (32.73%) Finance
2 11 (20.00%) Retail
3 3 (5.45%) Legal
4 2 (3.64%) Banking
4 2 (3.64%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.82%) Front Office
5 1 (1.82%) Back Office
5 1 (1.82%) Military
5 1 (1.82%) Advertising
5 1 (1.82%) Local Government
5 1 (1.82%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.82%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.45%) NHS
2 2 (3.64%) Management Information System
2 2 (3.64%) FMCG
2 2 (3.64%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.64%) Open Source
3 1 (1.82%) Performance Metrics
3 1 (1.82%) Mobile Computing
3 1 (1.82%) User Experience
3 1 (1.82%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (1.82%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 5 (9.09%) Windows
2 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (27.27%) Project Management
2 13 (23.64%) Service Delivery
2 13 (23.64%) ITIL
3 11 (20.00%) Change Management
3 11 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 10 (18.18%) Service Management
5 7 (12.73%) Business Analysis
6 6 (10.91%) Logistics
6 6 (10.91%) Information Management
7 5 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (9.09%) Business Continuity
8 4 (7.27%) PRINCE2
8 4 (7.27%) Incident Management
8 4 (7.27%) Mentoring
9 3 (5.45%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (5.45%) ERP
9 3 (5.45%) Disaster Recovery
9 3 (5.45%) ITSM
9 3 (5.45%) CRM
9 3 (5.45%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.45%) SQL
2 2 (3.64%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (5.45%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (3.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (3.64%) Degree
3 1 (1.82%) ISEB
3 1 (1.82%) CISSP
3 1 (1.82%) ISSMP
3 1 (1.82%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.82%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.82%) COBIT
2 1 (1.82%) QA
2 1 (1.82%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (3.64%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.82%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 4 (7.27%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.82%) IBM
2 1 (1.82%) Oracle
2 1 (1.82%) Siemens
2 1 (1.82%) VMware
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