The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Head of IT featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 2 December 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
2 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Head of Information Technology
Rank 575 615 581
Rank change year-on-year
+40 -34
Contract jobs requiring a Head of IT 53 30 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.054% 0.099%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.057% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 23 34
Median daily rate £600 £625 £538
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +16.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £900 £800 £950
UK excluding London median daily rate £750 £513 £550
% change year-on-year
+46.34% -6.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £47.50
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
47474 52672 53743
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.62% 94.81% 93.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 31013 33568 33961
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £583 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1672 2047 2214
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.79
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.66%

Head of IT
Jobs Demand Trend

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

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 2 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Head of IT within the UK over the 3 months to 2 December 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 +25 44 £588 -6.00% 20
London 0 20 £513 -21.15% 6
Wales - 8 £900 -
Swansea - 7 £925 -
West Wales - 7 £925 -
North West +11 6 £563 - 3
City of London -4 6 £625 +2.04% 2
North East - 6 £575 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 5 £563 -
Tyne and Wear - 5 £563 -
South West +13 4 £600 +4.34%
Manchester - 4 £563 - 2
East Midlands -8 3 £750 +123.88% 3
East of England - 3 £688 - 2
Cheshire - 2 - -
Derbyshire - 2 £750 -
South East +19 1 £725 +52.63% 4
Bristol +4 1 £413 -28.26%
South Wales - 1 £850 -
Yorkshire - 1 £775 -
Hampshire - 1 £725 -
Cardiff - 1 £850 -
Newport - 1 £850 -
Chester - 1 - -
Warrington - 1 - -
Hemel Hempstead - 1 £625 -
Nottingham - 1 £625 - 1
Nottinghamshire - 1 £625 - 1
Edinburgh - 1 £550 -
Scotland - 1 £550 -

Head of IT Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 December 2016, Head of IT 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 IT in the job title.

1 37 (38.14%) Project Management
2 29 (29.90%) ITIL
3 26 (26.80%) Service Delivery
4 21 (21.65%) Finance
5 15 (15.46%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (15.46%) Stakeholder Management
6 14 (14.43%) PRINCE2
7 9 (9.28%) Retail
7 9 (9.28%) Software Engineering
7 9 (9.28%) Programme Management
8 8 (8.25%) Business Analysis
8 8 (8.25%) Service Management
8 8 (8.25%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 7 (7.22%) Data Centre
9 7 (7.22%) Performance Management
10 6 (6.19%) Incident Management
10 6 (6.19%) VMware
10 6 (6.19%) Firewall
10 6 (6.19%) LAN
10 6 (6.19%) Process Improvement
11 5 (5.15%) Mentoring
11 5 (5.15%) Business Intelligence
11 5 (5.15%) ITSM
11 5 (5.15%) Management Information System
11 5 (5.15%) TOGAF
11 5 (5.15%) VMware Infrastructure
12 4 (4.12%) Security Cleared
12 4 (4.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 4 (4.12%) Information Security
12 4 (4.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley

Head of IT 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (2.06%) MS Exchange
1 2 (2.06%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.03%) SAS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.03%) LongView
1 1 (1.03%) Markit EDM
1 1 (1.03%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.06%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (2.06%) SaaS
2 1 (1.03%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.03%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.19%) Firewall
1 6 (6.19%) LAN
2 4 (4.12%) Intranet
3 3 (3.09%) VLAN
3 3 (3.09%) WAN
3 3 (3.09%) Wireless
3 3 (3.09%) WLAN
4 2 (2.06%) Internet
5 1 (1.03%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.03%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.06%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (2.06%) NonStop SQL
2 1 (1.03%) SAS EBI
2 1 (1.03%) SAS Enterprise Guide
2 1 (1.03%) SAS Enterprise Miner
2 1 (1.03%) SQL Server
General
1 21 (21.65%) Finance
2 9 (9.28%) Retail
3 3 (3.09%) Banking
3 3 (3.09%) Legal
3 3 (3.09%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.06%) Law
4 2 (2.06%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.03%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.03%) .NET
1 1 (1.03%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.22%) Data Centre
2 5 (5.15%) Management Information System
3 4 (4.12%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.06%) CESG
4 2 (2.06%) CESG CLAS
4 2 (2.06%) Client/Server
4 2 (2.06%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.06%) Fat Client
4 2 (2.06%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.03%) CMDB
5 1 (1.03%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.03%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (1.03%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.03%) Equities
5 1 (1.03%) Fixed Income
5 1 (1.03%) Hedge funds
5 1 (1.03%) Informatics
5 1 (1.03%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.09%) Linux
1 3 (3.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (38.14%) Project Management
2 29 (29.90%) ITIL
3 26 (26.80%) Service Delivery
4 15 (15.46%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (15.46%) Stakeholder Management
5 14 (14.43%) PRINCE2
6 9 (9.28%) Programme Management
6 9 (9.28%) Software Engineering
7 8 (8.25%) Business Analysis
7 8 (8.25%) Service Management
7 8 (8.25%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 7 (7.22%) Performance Management
9 6 (6.19%) Incident Management
9 6 (6.19%) Process Improvement
10 5 (5.15%) Business Intelligence
10 5 (5.15%) ITSM
10 5 (5.15%) Mentoring
10 5 (5.15%) TOGAF
11 4 (4.12%) CRM
11 4 (4.12%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.06%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (4.12%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.09%) CISSP
2 3 (3.09%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (3.09%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.06%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (2.06%) CLAS
3 2 (2.06%) Degree
3 2 (2.06%) ISEB
3 2 (2.06%) MCSE
3 2 (2.06%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.03%) BC Cleared
4 1 (1.03%) CCIE
4 1 (1.03%) CCNA
4 1 (1.03%) CISM
4 1 (1.03%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (4.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 4 (4.12%) SLA
2 1 (1.03%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.03%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.03%) QA
System Software
1 5 (5.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (3.09%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.03%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 6 (6.19%) VMware
2 3 (3.09%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.03%) Bloomberg
3 1 (1.03%) Charles River
3 1 (1.03%) Cisco
3 1 (1.03%) Citrix
3 1 (1.03%) Oracle