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 January 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 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Head of Information Technology
UK
Rank 573 585 564
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -21
Contract jobs requiring a Head of IT 24 37 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.054% 0.073% 0.079%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.057% 0.077% 0.083%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 25 25
Median daily rate £525 £595 £538
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +10.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £950 £865 £930
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £481 £494
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -2.53%
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
42412 48118 48163
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.73% 94.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 27609 30636 30303
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1503 1747 1909
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £10.61 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

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 January 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 21 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 January 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 +14 21 £513 -13.86% 31
London +7 12 £494 -24.03% 10
North West +25 4 £525 -27.58% 3
Manchester +20 3 £525 -27.58% 3
South East +7 3 £550 +15.78% 6
West Sussex +4 2 £550 +22.22%
West Wales - 2 £950 -
Crawley - 2 £550 -
West Midlands - 2 £450 - 6
Swansea - 2 £950 -
Wales - 2 £950 -
Kent -1 1 - -
City of London -7 1 - - 2
Warrington - 1 - -
Worcester - 1 - - 1
Cheshire - 1 - -
Staffordshire - 1 £450 -
Worcestershire - 1 - - 3
Wimbledon - 1 £365 -
Edinburgh - 1 £550 - 1
Scotland - 1 £550 - 2

Head of IT Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 January 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 32 (35.56%) Project Management
2 27 (30.00%) ITIL
3 24 (26.67%) Service Delivery
4 16 (17.78%) Finance
5 14 (15.56%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (10.00%) Service Management
6 9 (10.00%) PRINCE2
7 8 (8.89%) Software Engineering
7 8 (8.89%) Business Analysis
7 8 (8.89%) Data Centre
8 7 (7.78%) Incident Management
8 7 (7.78%) Performance Management
8 7 (7.78%) Change Management
9 6 (6.67%) Management Information System
9 6 (6.67%) Firewall
9 6 (6.67%) ITSM
9 6 (6.67%) LAN
9 6 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
9 6 (6.67%) ITIL V3
9 6 (6.67%) Process Improvement
10 5 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
10 5 (5.56%) Banking
10 5 (5.56%) Retail
10 5 (5.56%) VMware
10 5 (5.56%) CRM
11 4 (4.44%) ERP
11 4 (4.44%) Business Intelligence
11 4 (4.44%) SLA
11 4 (4.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley

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 (2.22%) MS Exchange
1 2 (2.22%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.11%) OpenStack
2 1 (1.11%) SAS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.11%) LongView
1 1 (1.11%) Markit EDM
1 1 (1.11%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.11%) IaaS
2 1 (1.11%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.67%) Firewall
1 6 (6.67%) LAN
2 4 (4.44%) Intranet
3 3 (3.33%) VLAN
3 3 (3.33%) WAN
3 3 (3.33%) Wireless
3 3 (3.33%) WLAN
4 2 (2.22%) Internet
5 1 (1.11%) MPLS
5 1 (1.11%) NAS
5 1 (1.11%) NetScaler
5 1 (1.11%) Network Security
5 1 (1.11%) SAN
5 1 (1.11%) Software-Defined Networking
5 1 (1.11%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.11%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.11%) NonStop SQL
2 1 (1.11%) SAS EBI
2 1 (1.11%) SAS Enterprise Guide
2 1 (1.11%) SAS Enterprise Miner
2 1 (1.11%) SQL Server
General
1 16 (17.78%) Finance
2 5 (5.56%) Banking
2 5 (5.56%) Retail
3 4 (4.44%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.33%) Legal
5 2 (2.22%) Back Office
5 2 (2.22%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.11%) Front Office
6 1 (1.11%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.11%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.89%) Data Centre
2 6 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (6.67%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.22%) Client/Server
3 2 (2.22%) CMDB
3 2 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (2.22%) Fat Client
3 2 (2.22%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.11%) CESG
4 1 (1.11%) CESG CLAS
4 1 (1.11%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.11%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (1.11%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.11%) Equities
4 1 (1.11%) Fixed Income
4 1 (1.11%) Hedge funds
4 1 (1.11%) Informatics
4 1 (1.11%) Mobile Computing
4 1 (1.11%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.33%) Linux
1 3 (3.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (35.56%) Project Management
2 27 (30.00%) ITIL
3 24 (26.67%) Service Delivery
4 14 (15.56%) Stakeholder Management
5 9 (10.00%) PRINCE2
5 9 (10.00%) Service Management
6 8 (8.89%) Business Analysis
6 8 (8.89%) Software Engineering
7 7 (7.78%) Change Management
7 7 (7.78%) Incident Management
7 7 (7.78%) Performance Management
8 6 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (6.67%) ITIL V3
8 6 (6.67%) ITSM
8 6 (6.67%) Process Improvement
9 5 (5.56%) CRM
10 4 (4.44%) Business Intelligence
10 4 (4.44%) ERP
10 4 (4.44%) Information Security
10 4 (4.44%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.22%) C
2 1 (1.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (4.44%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.33%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (2.22%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (2.22%) CISSP
3 2 (2.22%) Degree
3 2 (2.22%) MCSE
3 2 (2.22%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (2.22%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.11%) BC Cleared
4 1 (1.11%) CCIE
4 1 (1.11%) CCNA
4 1 (1.11%) CISM
4 1 (1.11%) CLAS
4 1 (1.11%) ISEB
4 1 (1.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (1.11%) JNCIA
4 1 (1.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 4 (4.44%) SLA
2 2 (2.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.11%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.11%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.11%) QA
System Software
1 5 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (4.44%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.22%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.11%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (1.11%) XenApp
Vendors
1 5 (5.56%) VMware
2 2 (2.22%) Citrix
3 1 (1.11%) Bloomberg
3 1 (1.11%) Charles River
3 1 (1.11%) Cisco
3 1 (1.11%) Northgate
3 1 (1.11%) Oracle
3 1 (1.11%) Orchard
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