The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Head of Information Technology
Rank 547 516 561
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +45
Contract jobs requiring a Head of IT 40 28 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.071% 0.059% 0.045%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.077% 0.063% 0.048%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 15 16
Average daily rate £550 £450 £650
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% -30.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £344 £323 £415
10% offered a daily rate of more than £840 £740 £816
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £475 £631
% change year-on-year
- -24.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51949 44129 56219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.27% 92.47% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 31578 25274 30920
Average daily rate £390 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2083 2186 2628
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.87 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.04% -8.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -76 39 £550 +22.22% 29
London -7 25 £650 +57.57% 10
City of London -5 10 £650 +30.00% 3
North West -13 4 £413 - 3
East of England -27 4 £538 - 4
West Midlands -16 3 £475 +26.66% 3
Cheshire - 3 £425 - 1
Birmingham -8 2 £450 - 3
South East -13 2 - - 4
East Midlands - 2 £550 -
Hertfordshire -12 1 - - 2
Buckinghamshire - 1 - - 1
Cambridgeshire - 1 £550 - 1
Scotland - 1 £423 - 1
Northamptonshire - 1 £550 -
Glasgow - 1 £423 - 1
Bedfordshire - 1 - - 1
Berkshire - - - -
Amersham - - - -
Beckenham - - - -
High Wycombe - - - -
Huddersfield - - - -
Hull - - - -
Jersey - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Bournemouth - - - -
Brighton - - - -
Bristol - - - - 2
Burton-upon-Trent - - - -
Chertsey - - - -

Head of IT
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 15 (22.73%) Project Management
1 15 (22.73%) Finance
2 10 (15.15%) Stakeholder Management
2 10 (15.15%) ITIL
3 6 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
3 6 (9.09%) Law
3 6 (9.09%) Service Management
3 6 (9.09%) Service Delivery
3 6 (9.09%) Management Information System
4 5 (7.58%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (7.58%) Telecoms
4 5 (7.58%) CRM
4 5 (7.58%) E-Commerce
4 5 (7.58%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (7.58%) Retail
5 4 (6.06%) Business Analysis
5 4 (6.06%) Business Development
5 4 (6.06%) Problem Management
5 4 (6.06%) Business Transformation
5 4 (6.06%) Security Cleared
5 4 (6.06%) PRINCE2
5 4 (6.06%) Active Directory
5 4 (6.06%) NHS
6 3 (4.55%) Citrix
6 3 (4.55%) COBOL
6 3 (4.55%) SLA
6 3 (4.55%) SQL
6 3 (4.55%) VMware
6 3 (4.55%) Business Continuity
6 3 (4.55%) Programme Management

Head of IT
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 (3.03%) LiveLink
2 1 (1.52%) ColdFusion
2 1 (1.52%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.52%) CMS
2 1 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (1.52%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 1 (1.52%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.52%) Global One
1 1 (1.52%) Loanet
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.03%) MPLS
1 2 (3.03%) Firewall
1 2 (3.03%) VoIP
1 2 (3.03%) WAN
1 2 (3.03%) SAN
2 1 (1.52%) Intranet
2 1 (1.52%) DHCP
2 1 (1.52%) RFID
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.03%) EDRMS
2 1 (1.52%) Data Mining
2 1 (1.52%) MySQL
2 1 (1.52%) SQL Server
General
1 15 (22.73%) Finance
2 6 (9.09%) Law
3 5 (7.58%) Telecoms
3 5 (7.58%) Retail
4 2 (3.03%) Investment Banking
4 2 (3.03%) Banking
4 2 (3.03%) Front Office
4 2 (3.03%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.52%) Publishing
5 1 (1.52%) Legal
5 1 (1.52%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.52%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.09%) Management Information System
2 4 (6.06%) NHS
3 3 (4.55%) FMCG
3 3 (4.55%) Open Source
4 1 (1.52%) Tandem
4 1 (1.52%) Equities
4 1 (1.52%) Social Media
4 1 (1.52%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.52%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.52%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (1.52%) Windows XP
1 1 (1.52%) Windows
1 1 (1.52%) Linux
1 1 (1.52%) Windows Server 2012
1 1 (1.52%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (1.52%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (22.73%) Project Management
2 10 (15.15%) Stakeholder Management
2 10 (15.15%) ITIL
3 6 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
3 6 (9.09%) Service Management
3 6 (9.09%) Service Delivery
4 5 (7.58%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (7.58%) CRM
4 5 (7.58%) E-Commerce
4 5 (7.58%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (6.06%) Business Analysis
5 4 (6.06%) Business Development
5 4 (6.06%) Problem Management
5 4 (6.06%) Business Transformation
5 4 (6.06%) PRINCE2
6 3 (4.55%) Business Continuity
6 3 (4.55%) Programme Management
6 3 (4.55%) Change Management
6 3 (4.55%) Six Sigma
6 3 (4.55%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.55%) COBOL
1 3 (4.55%) SQL
2 1 (1.52%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (6.06%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.55%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.03%) Degree
3 2 (3.03%) CTC Cleared
3 2 (3.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (3.03%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.52%) CISSP
4 1 (1.52%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.55%) SLA
1 3 (4.55%) BS25999
2 1 (1.52%) COBIT
2 1 (1.52%) QA
2 1 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (6.06%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.52%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.52%) vSphere
3 1 (1.52%) XenServer
Vendors
1 3 (4.55%) Citrix
1 3 (4.55%) VMware
2 2 (3.03%) Capita
2 2 (3.03%) Open Text
2 2 (3.03%) Cisco
2 2 (3.03%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.03%) SAP
3 1 (1.52%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (1.52%) Oracle
3 1 (1.52%) Sitecore