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 20 February 2017 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Head of Information Technology
UK
Rank 568 586 604
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +18
Contract jobs requiring a Head of IT 28 32 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.062% 0.063% 0.029%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.065% 0.066% 0.030%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 24 11
Median daily rate £600 £585 £638
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -8.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £406 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £913 £850 £1,000
UK excluding London median daily rate £600 £481 £544
% change year-on-year
+24.67% -11.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £32.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 - -

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
42939 48575 49622
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.70% 94.98% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 27981 31258 30651
Median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1563 1629 1923
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £50.00 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.74
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.55%

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 20 February 2017.

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 19 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 20 February 2017. 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 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 +40 28 £600 +2.56% 18
London +8 15 £613 -15.51% 6
South East +13 6 £675 +42.10% 5
West Midlands +5 3 £525 -15.15%
Yorkshire - 3 £600 -
Leeds - 3 £600 -
West Yorkshire - 3 £600 -
Kent +2 2 - - 1
West Sussex -10 2 £550 +22.22%
Crawley - 2 £550 -
North West +11 1 - - 1
Manchester +9 1 - -
City of London 0 1 - - 1
Hillingdon - 1 - -
Wimbledon - 1 £365 -
Worcester - 1 - -
Staffordshire - 1 £450 -
Worcestershire - 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 £600 -

Head of IT Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 February 2017, 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 30 (35.71%) Project Management
2 25 (29.76%) ITIL
3 20 (23.81%) Service Delivery
4 17 (20.24%) Finance
5 11 (13.10%) Stakeholder Management
6 10 (11.90%) PRINCE2
7 8 (9.52%) Business Analysis
7 8 (9.52%) Software Engineering
8 7 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (8.33%) Management Information System
8 7 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
8 7 (8.33%) Data Centre
9 6 (7.14%) Telecoms
9 6 (7.14%) Service Management
9 6 (7.14%) Firewall
9 6 (7.14%) LAN
9 6 (7.14%) Incident Management
9 6 (7.14%) Performance Management
10 5 (5.95%) VMware Infrastructure
10 5 (5.95%) VMware
10 5 (5.95%) Banking
10 5 (5.95%) Retail
10 5 (5.95%) CRM
10 5 (5.95%) Change Management
10 5 (5.95%) ITIL V3
11 4 (4.76%) Hyper-V
11 4 (4.76%) Process Improvement
11 4 (4.76%) ITSM
11 4 (4.76%) Intranet
11 4 (4.76%) Business Intelligence

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 3 (3.57%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.38%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.19%) Confluence
3 1 (1.19%) OpenStack
3 1 (1.19%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (1.19%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.19%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (1.19%) MS Project
1 1 (1.19%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.19%) LongView
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.19%) IaaS
2 1 (1.19%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.14%) Firewall
1 6 (7.14%) LAN
2 4 (4.76%) Intranet
3 3 (3.57%) VLAN
3 3 (3.57%) WAN
3 3 (3.57%) Wireless
3 3 (3.57%) WLAN
4 2 (2.38%) Internet
4 2 (2.38%) Network Security
5 1 (1.19%) MPLS
5 1 (1.19%) NAS
5 1 (1.19%) NetScaler
5 1 (1.19%) SAN
5 1 (1.19%) Software-Defined Networking
5 1 (1.19%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.19%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.19%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (1.19%) NonStop SQL
1 1 (1.19%) SAS EBI
1 1 (1.19%) SAS Enterprise Guide
1 1 (1.19%) SAS Enterprise Miner
1 1 (1.19%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.19%) JIRA
General
1 17 (20.24%) Finance
2 6 (7.14%) Telecoms
3 5 (5.95%) Banking
3 5 (5.95%) Retail
4 3 (3.57%) Legal
5 2 (2.38%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.38%) Marketing
6 1 (1.19%) Back Office
6 1 (1.19%) Front Office
6 1 (1.19%) Local Government
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
1 7 (8.33%) Data Centre
1 7 (8.33%) Management Information System
2 2 (2.38%) Client/Server
2 2 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (2.38%) Fat Client
2 2 (2.38%) Thin Client
3 1 (1.19%) CESG
3 1 (1.19%) CESG CLAS
3 1 (1.19%) CMDB
3 1 (1.19%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.19%) Driving Licence
3 1 (1.19%) Hedge funds
3 1 (1.19%) Mobile Computing
3 1 (1.19%) NHS
3 1 (1.19%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.57%) Linux
1 3 (3.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (35.71%) Project Management
2 25 (29.76%) ITIL
3 20 (23.81%) Service Delivery
4 11 (13.10%) Stakeholder Management
5 10 (11.90%) PRINCE2
6 8 (9.52%) Business Analysis
6 8 (9.52%) Software Engineering
7 7 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (7.14%) Incident Management
8 6 (7.14%) Performance Management
8 6 (7.14%) Service Management
9 5 (5.95%) Change Management
9 5 (5.95%) CRM
9 5 (5.95%) ITIL V3
10 4 (4.76%) Business Intelligence
10 4 (4.76%) Information Management
10 4 (4.76%) ITSM
10 4 (4.76%) Strategic Planning
10 4 (4.76%) Supplier Management
10 4 (4.76%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.38%) C
2 1 (1.19%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (4.76%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (3.57%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.38%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (2.38%) Degree
3 2 (2.38%) MCSE
3 2 (2.38%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.19%) CCIE
4 1 (1.19%) CCNA
4 1 (1.19%) CISSP
4 1 (1.19%) CLAS
4 1 (1.19%) ISEB
4 1 (1.19%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (1.19%) JNCIA
4 1 (1.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (1.19%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.76%) SLA
2 3 (3.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.19%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.19%) QA
System Software
1 5 (5.95%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (4.76%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.38%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.19%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (1.19%) XenApp
Vendors
1 5 (5.95%) VMware
2 2 (2.38%) Citrix
3 1 (1.19%) CA Agile Central
3 1 (1.19%) Cisco
3 1 (1.19%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.19%) Northgate
3 1 (1.19%) Oracle
3 1 (1.19%) Orchard