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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Head of Information Technology
Rank 584 646 599
Rank change year-on-year
+62 -47
Contract jobs requiring a Head of IT 52 18 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.099% 0.031% 0.069%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.033% 0.074%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 12 19
Median daily rate £600 £538 £663
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.62% -18.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £451 £448
10% offered a daily rate of more than £960 £800 £950
UK excluding London median daily rate £600 £550 £600
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -8.33%
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
49823 54841 54102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.61% 94.99% 92.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 32593 35082 33109
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £355
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +7.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1682 2085 2162
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.40 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.17% +5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 1 October 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 29 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 1 October 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 +53 51 £594 +10.46% 17
London +17 23 £500 -4.76% 9
North West +10 6 £600 -17.24% 1
North East - 6 £575 -
Tyne and Wear - 5 £563 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 5 £563 -
Manchester - 4 £600 - 1
West Midlands - 4 £900 - 1
South West +17 3 £506 -7.95% 1
East of England +15 3 £713 +50.00% 2
City of London +22 2 £900 +92.00% 3
Cheshire +12 2 - -
South East +12 2 £656 -
Midlands - 2 - - 1
East Midlands - 2 £550 - 1
Birmingham - 2 £900 - 1
Chester - 2 - -
Hertfordshire -2 1 £675 +42.10% 1
Shropshire - 1 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 £588 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £625 - 1
Norfolk - 1 - -
East Sussex - 1 £725 -
Telford - 1 - -
Nottingham - 1 £625 - 1
Harpenden - 1 £675 -
Eastbourne - 1 £725 -
Bristol - 1 £413 -
Abingdon - 1 £588 -

Head of IT Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 39 (37.14%) ITIL
2 26 (24.76%) Stakeholder Management
3 24 (22.86%) Service Delivery
4 23 (21.90%) Finance
4 23 (21.90%) Project Management
4 23 (21.90%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (17.14%) Service Management
6 12 (11.43%) PRINCE2
7 10 (9.52%) Programme Management
7 10 (9.52%) Retail
8 8 (7.62%) Incident Management
9 7 (6.67%) DevOps
9 7 (6.67%) Problem Management
9 7 (6.67%) Performance Management
10 6 (5.71%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 6 (5.71%) Change Management
10 6 (5.71%) Advertising
10 6 (5.71%) Mentoring
10 6 (5.71%) Process Improvement
10 6 (5.71%) Continuous Delivery
11 5 (4.76%) People Management
11 5 (4.76%) SDLC
11 5 (4.76%) ITIL V3
11 5 (4.76%) ITSM
11 5 (4.76%) SLA
11 5 (4.76%) Microsoft
11 5 (4.76%) Open Source
12 4 (3.81%) TOGAF
12 4 (3.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 4 (3.81%) 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 2 (1.90%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.95%) SAS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.95%) Markit EDM
1 1 (0.95%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.81%) SaaS
2 1 (0.95%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.95%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.86%) Firewall
1 3 (2.86%) LAN
1 3 (2.86%) WAN
2 2 (1.90%) Intranet
3 1 (0.95%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.90%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (1.90%) NonStop SQL
2 1 (0.95%) SAS EBI
2 1 (0.95%) SAS Enterprise Guide
2 1 (0.95%) SAS Enterprise Miner
General
1 23 (21.90%) Finance
2 10 (9.52%) Retail
3 6 (5.71%) Advertising
4 3 (2.86%) Banking
4 3 (2.86%) Law
5 2 (1.90%) German Language
5 2 (1.90%) Legal
5 2 (1.90%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.90%) Swedish Language
6 1 (0.95%) Back Office
6 1 (0.95%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.95%) .NET
1 1 (0.95%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 4 (3.81%) Data Centre
2 2 (1.90%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (1.90%) CESG
2 2 (1.90%) CESG CLAS
2 2 (1.90%) Management Information System
3 1 (0.95%) CMDB
3 1 (0.95%) Cyberthreat
3 1 (0.95%) Equities
3 1 (0.95%) Fixed Income
3 1 (0.95%) Hedge funds
3 1 (0.95%) Informatics
3 1 (0.95%) NHS
3 1 (0.95%) PMI
3 1 (0.95%) User Experience
3 1 (0.95%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (37.14%) ITIL
2 26 (24.76%) Stakeholder Management
3 24 (22.86%) Service Delivery
4 23 (21.90%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (21.90%) Project Management
5 18 (17.14%) Service Management
6 12 (11.43%) PRINCE2
7 10 (9.52%) Programme Management
8 8 (7.62%) Incident Management
9 7 (6.67%) DevOps
9 7 (6.67%) Performance Management
9 7 (6.67%) Problem Management
10 6 (5.71%) Change Management
10 6 (5.71%) Continuous Delivery
10 6 (5.71%) Mentoring
10 6 (5.71%) Process Improvement
10 6 (5.71%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 5 (4.76%) ITIL V3
11 5 (4.76%) ITSM
11 5 (4.76%) Open Source
Qualifications
1 4 (3.81%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (2.86%) CISSP
3 2 (1.90%) CLAS
3 2 (1.90%) Degree
3 2 (1.90%) ISEB
3 2 (1.90%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.90%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.95%) BC Cleared
4 1 (0.95%) CCIE
4 1 (0.95%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.95%) CISM
4 1 (0.95%) MCSE
4 1 (0.95%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.95%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.76%) SLA
2 4 (3.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (3.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (2.86%) QA
4 1 (0.95%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (0.95%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 5 (4.76%) Microsoft
2 2 (1.90%) Cisco
2 2 (1.90%) VMware
3 1 (0.95%) Bloomberg
3 1 (0.95%) Charles River
3 1 (0.95%) Citrix
3 1 (0.95%) F5
3 1 (0.95%) Oracle
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