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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Head of Information Technology
Rank 586 602 597
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Head of IT 61 31 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.055% 0.063%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.058% 0.067%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 19 20
Median daily rate £538 £600 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.41% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £330 £388
10% offered a daily rate of more than £873 £1,125 £900
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £525 £481
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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
50811 53185 51069
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.71% 94.78% 94.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 33087 33473 31333
Median daily rate £425 £400 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.49% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1525 2016 2057
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.00 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

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 30 June 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 30 June 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 +30 46 £575 -8.00% 17
London +27 22 £750 -21.05% 5
Scotland 0 15 £500 +11.11% 3
North West -3 8 £440 - 4
Edinburgh -3 8 £500 +11.11%
Manchester +5 6 £440 - 2
Yorkshire +12 5 £613 +68.96%
South East +8 5 £550 -8.33% 4
West Midlands -18 3 £500 -
City of London +55 2 £725 - 1
South West +3 2 £525 -4.54% 3
Leeds 0 2 £850 +134.48%
Berkshire -2 2 £500 - 1
West Yorkshire -6 2 £850 +134.48%
South Yorkshire - 2 £375 -
East of England +17 1 £800 +36.17% 1
East Sussex +12 1 - - 1
Bristol +4 1 £525 -23.63% 2
Devon +3 1 - -
Surrey -5 1 £600 -
Birmingham -6 1 £1,125 -
Staffordshire - 1 £275 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £750 - 1
Cheshire - 1 £525 - 2
North Yorkshire - 1 - -
Warrington - 1 £525 -
Brighton - 1 - -
York - 1 - -
Doncaster - 1 - -
Lichfield - 1 £275 -

Head of IT Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 36 (33.64%) ITIL
2 31 (28.97%) Finance
3 28 (26.17%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (21.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 22 (20.56%) Service Management
6 18 (16.82%) Project Management
7 15 (14.02%) Service Delivery
8 9 (8.41%) Problem Management
8 9 (8.41%) PRINCE2
9 8 (7.48%) CISSP
9 8 (7.48%) Retail
10 7 (6.54%) Programme Management
10 7 (6.54%) Information Security
10 7 (6.54%) Security Cleared
10 7 (6.54%) Windows
10 7 (6.54%) CISM
10 7 (6.54%) Security Operations
11 6 (5.61%) Continuous Delivery
11 6 (5.61%) SDLC
11 6 (5.61%) CISA
11 6 (5.61%) Advertising
11 6 (5.61%) Open Source
11 6 (5.61%) SC Cleared
11 6 (5.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 5 (4.67%) Incident Management
12 5 (4.67%) Cryptography
12 5 (4.67%) Degree
12 5 (4.67%) COBIT
12 5 (4.67%) Data Protection
12 5 (4.67%) SaaS

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 (2.80%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.87%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (1.87%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.93%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.67%) SaaS
2 2 (1.87%) Office 365
3 1 (0.93%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.93%) IaaS
3 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.74%) LAN
1 4 (3.74%) WAN
2 3 (2.80%) Firewall
3 1 (0.93%) Ethernet
3 1 (0.93%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.93%) NonStop SQL
General
1 31 (28.97%) Finance
2 8 (7.48%) Retail
3 6 (5.61%) Advertising
4 4 (3.74%) Banking
4 4 (3.74%) Law
5 3 (2.80%) Legal
6 2 (1.87%) German Language
6 2 (1.87%) Swedish Language
6 2 (1.87%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.93%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.93%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.87%) .NET
2 1 (0.93%) Ajax
2 1 (0.93%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.67%) Cryptography
1 5 (4.67%) Data Centre
2 4 (3.74%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.80%) Virtual Team
4 2 (1.87%) EPoS
4 2 (1.87%) NHS
4 2 (1.87%) User Experience
5 1 (0.93%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.93%) BYOD
5 1 (0.93%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.93%) Cyber Attack
5 1 (0.93%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (0.93%) e-Learning
5 1 (0.93%) Fintech
5 1 (0.93%) iSeries
5 1 (0.93%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 7 (6.54%) Windows
2 5 (4.67%) Windows Server
3 1 (0.93%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (33.64%) ITIL
2 28 (26.17%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (21.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 22 (20.56%) Service Management
5 18 (16.82%) Project Management
6 15 (14.02%) Service Delivery
7 9 (8.41%) PRINCE2
7 9 (8.41%) Problem Management
8 7 (6.54%) Information Security
8 7 (6.54%) Programme Management
8 7 (6.54%) Security Operations
9 6 (5.61%) Continuous Delivery
9 6 (5.61%) Open Source
9 6 (5.61%) SDLC
10 5 (4.67%) Agile Project Management
10 5 (4.67%) Cybersecurity
10 5 (4.67%) DevOps
10 5 (4.67%) Line Management
10 5 (4.67%) Mentoring
10 5 (4.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.80%) C
1 3 (2.80%) Java
2 2 (1.87%) SQL
3 1 (0.93%) C#
3 1 (0.93%) C++
3 1 (0.93%) JavaScript
3 1 (0.93%) Perl
3 1 (0.93%) PHP
3 1 (0.93%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (7.48%) CISSP
2 7 (6.54%) CISM
2 7 (6.54%) Security Cleared
3 6 (5.61%) CISA
3 6 (5.61%) SC Cleared
4 5 (4.67%) Degree
5 3 (2.80%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.93%) CEH
6 1 (0.93%) CLAS
6 1 (0.93%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.93%) ISEB
6 1 (0.93%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (4.67%) COBIT
2 5 (4.67%) COSO
2 5 (4.67%) SLA
3 3 (2.80%) QA
4 2 (1.87%) ISO22301
5 1 (0.93%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.93%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (0.93%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (2.80%) Active Directory
1 3 (2.80%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.93%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 5 (4.67%) Cisco
1 5 (4.67%) Citrix
2 4 (3.74%) Microsoft
2 4 (3.74%) Oracle
3 3 (2.80%) VMware
4 2 (1.87%) IBM
4 2 (1.87%) Infor
4 2 (1.87%) JD Edwards
4 2 (1.87%) JDA
4 2 (1.87%) Retek
4 2 (1.87%) SAP
5 1 (0.93%) F5
5 1 (0.93%) Intel
5 1 (0.93%) Sun