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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Head of Information Technology
Rank 552 527 556
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +29
Contract jobs requiring a Head of IT 38 43 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.069% 0.084% 0.048%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.075% 0.091% 0.052%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 21 15
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£488 £550 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.36% +4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £350 £405
10% offered a daily rate of more than £905 £800 £830
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £500 £525
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -4.76%
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
50543 47172 53524
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.40% 92.54% 92.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 30720 27585 29825
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2000 2142 2717
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -7.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.23 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-4.20% -6.89%

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 24 July 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 24 July 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
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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 -23 35 £438 -20.45% 29
London +7 18 £550 - 2
City of London +25 8 £544 -1.13% 2
South East -11 6 £413 +10.00% 6
West Midlands -16 5 £570 +20.00% 5
North West -6 3 £525 -4.54% 5
Manchester 0 2 - -
Scotland -15 2 £925 - 3
Hampshire - 2 £345 - 4
Shropshire - 2 - - 1
Birmingham -5 1 £570 +62.85% 2
Coventry -13 1 - -
East of England -20 1 - - 1
North East - 1 £388 - 1
Edinburgh - 1 £900 - 3
Brighton - 1 £305 -
East Midlands - 1 £300 - 3
East Sussex - 1 £305 -
Berkshire - 1 £425 - 2
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - - 4
Cumbria - - - - 1
Derbyshire - - - -
Dorset - - - -
Durham - - - - 1
Essex - - - -
Abingdon - - - -
Barrow-in-Furness - - - - 1
Basildon - - - -

Head of IT
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 22 (28.21%) Finance
2 13 (16.67%) Project Management
2 13 (16.67%) Service Delivery
2 13 (16.67%) ITIL
3 10 (12.82%) Stakeholder Management
4 9 (11.54%) Service Management
4 9 (11.54%) Retail
5 8 (10.26%) Continuous Improvement
6 6 (7.69%) Incident Management
6 6 (7.69%) PRINCE2
6 6 (7.69%) CRM
6 6 (7.69%) NHS
7 5 (6.41%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (6.41%) ERP
7 5 (6.41%) Manufacturing
7 5 (6.41%) Problem Management
7 5 (6.41%) FMCG
8 4 (5.13%) Banking
8 4 (5.13%) Security Cleared
8 4 (5.13%) Programme Management
8 4 (5.13%) Supplier Management
8 4 (5.13%) Capita
8 4 (5.13%) LiveLink
8 4 (5.13%) WAN
8 4 (5.13%) SLA
8 4 (5.13%) Cisco
9 3 (3.85%) Six Sigma
9 3 (3.85%) SAP
9 3 (3.85%) E-Commerce
9 3 (3.85%) Business Continuity

Head of IT
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 4 (5.13%) LiveLink
2 1 (1.28%) ColdFusion
2 1 (1.28%) CMS
2 1 (1.28%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 2 (2.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.56%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.13%) WAN
2 2 (2.56%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (2.56%) VoIP
2 2 (2.56%) MPLS
2 2 (2.56%) SAN
3 1 (1.28%) RFID
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.56%) EDRMS
2 1 (1.28%) Data Mining
2 1 (1.28%) SQL Server
General
1 22 (28.21%) Finance
2 9 (11.54%) Retail
3 5 (6.41%) Manufacturing
4 4 (5.13%) Banking
5 3 (3.85%) Law
5 3 (3.85%) Telecoms
6 2 (2.56%) Legal
6 2 (2.56%) Advertising
7 1 (1.28%) Publishing
7 1 (1.28%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.28%) Front Office
7 1 (1.28%) Electronics
7 1 (1.28%) Local Government
7 1 (1.28%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.28%) Retail Banking
7 1 (1.28%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.28%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.69%) NHS
2 5 (6.41%) FMCG
3 2 (2.56%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.56%) PMI
4 1 (1.28%) DTV
4 1 (1.28%) Tandem
4 1 (1.28%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (16.67%) Project Management
1 13 (16.67%) Service Delivery
1 13 (16.67%) ITIL
2 10 (12.82%) Stakeholder Management
3 9 (11.54%) Service Management
4 8 (10.26%) Continuous Improvement
5 6 (7.69%) Incident Management
5 6 (7.69%) PRINCE2
5 6 (7.69%) CRM
6 5 (6.41%) ERP
6 5 (6.41%) Problem Management
7 4 (5.13%) Programme Management
7 4 (5.13%) Supplier Management
8 3 (3.85%) Six Sigma
8 3 (3.85%) E-Commerce
8 3 (3.85%) Business Continuity
8 3 (3.85%) Information Security
8 3 (3.85%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (3.85%) Risk Management
8 3 (3.85%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.56%) SQL
2 1 (1.28%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (6.41%) ITIL Certification
2 4 (5.13%) Security Cleared
3 3 (3.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 3 (3.85%) Degree
3 3 (3.85%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.56%) CTC Cleared
4 2 (2.56%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.28%) CISSP
5 1 (1.28%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.13%) SLA
2 3 (3.85%) QA
3 1 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.28%) COBIT
System Software
1 2 (2.56%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (2.56%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (5.13%) Capita
1 4 (5.13%) Cisco
2 3 (3.85%) SAP
2 3 (3.85%) Open Text
3 2 (2.56%) Google
3 2 (2.56%) VMware
3 2 (2.56%) Citrix
4 1 (1.28%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.28%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.28%) Oracle
4 1 (1.28%) Sitecore
Shropshire
BARCLAY ANDERSON LIMITED
Rate: Unspecified Rate is negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
Southampton
Computer Futures
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 16 days ago