The table below looks at the statistics 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 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 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.

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Head of Information Technology
Rank 568 539 521
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -18
Contract jobs requiring a Head of IT 40 30 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.072% 0.058% 0.044%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.079% 0.063% 0.048%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 23 12
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£425 £650 £600
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.61% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £350 £364
10% offered a daily rate of more than £838 £770 £1,245
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £675 £744
% change year-on-year
-29.62% -9.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
50785 47790 46152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.81% 92.47% 92.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 32295 28808 26045
Average daily rate £400 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2049 2106 2641
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.64 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 December 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 December 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -27 31 £413 -35.29% 11
London +21 13 £400 -36.00% 7
East of England -1 6 £413 +17.85% 2
Cambridgeshire - 6 £413 -
City of London +12 5 £400 +185.71% 4
South West -32 4 £625 - 1
Scotland - 4 - -
South East -42 3 £550 -25.42%
Oxfordshire - 3 £550 -
West Midlands - 2 £950 - 1
East Midlands - 2 £494 -
Yorkshire -17 1 £100 -81.81%
Somerset - 1 £350 -
South Yorkshire - 1 £100 -
Devon - 1 - -
Oxford - 1 £538 -
Bristol - 1 £725 -
Burton-upon-Trent - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Cardiff - - - -
Cheltenham - - - -
Chippenham - - - -
Coventry - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Doncaster - - - -
Dover - - - -
Egham - - - -
Exeter - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Gloucester - - - -

Head of IT
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 21 (25.30%) Finance
2 19 (22.89%) ITIL
3 18 (21.69%) Stakeholder Management
4 17 (20.48%) Service Delivery
5 16 (19.28%) Service Management
6 13 (15.66%) Project Management
7 11 (13.25%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (10.84%) Retail
8 9 (10.84%) Line Management
9 8 (9.64%) Logistics
10 7 (8.43%) Business Analysis
10 7 (8.43%) Microsoft
10 7 (8.43%) NHS
11 6 (7.23%) ITIL Certification
11 6 (7.23%) WAN
11 6 (7.23%) ITSM
11 6 (7.23%) Information Management
12 5 (6.02%) Supplier Management
12 5 (6.02%) Risk Analysis
12 5 (6.02%) Change Management
12 5 (6.02%) Programme Management
12 5 (6.02%) PRINCE2
13 4 (4.82%) Windows
13 4 (4.82%) MS Excel
13 4 (4.82%) PRINCE
13 4 (4.82%) Business Continuity
13 4 (4.82%) Telecoms
13 4 (4.82%) Degree
13 4 (4.82%) Time Management
13 4 (4.82%) Competitor Analysis

Head of IT
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 (2.41%) MS Exchange
1 2 (2.41%) SharePoint
1 2 (2.41%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 4 (4.82%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.41%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.41%) Office 365
2 1 (1.20%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.23%) WAN
2 2 (2.41%) LAN
2 2 (2.41%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (1.20%) Network Security
3 1 (1.20%) SAN
3 1 (1.20%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (1.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (1.20%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.20%) Relational Database
General
1 21 (25.30%) Finance
2 9 (10.84%) Retail
3 4 (4.82%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.61%) Banking
4 3 (3.61%) Manufacturing
4 3 (3.61%) Advertising
5 2 (2.41%) Legal
6 1 (1.20%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.20%) Local Government
6 1 (1.20%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.20%) Law
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.43%) NHS
2 3 (3.61%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.41%) PMI
4 1 (1.20%) Data Integration
4 1 (1.20%) FMCG
4 1 (1.20%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (1.20%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.20%) Replication
4 1 (1.20%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.20%) User Experience
4 1 (1.20%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.82%) Windows
2 1 (1.20%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (1.20%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (22.89%) ITIL
2 18 (21.69%) Stakeholder Management
3 17 (20.48%) Service Delivery
4 16 (19.28%) Service Management
5 13 (15.66%) Project Management
6 11 (13.25%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (10.84%) Line Management
8 8 (9.64%) Logistics
9 7 (8.43%) Business Analysis
10 6 (7.23%) ITSM
10 6 (7.23%) Information Management
11 5 (6.02%) Supplier Management
11 5 (6.02%) Risk Analysis
11 5 (6.02%) Change Management
11 5 (6.02%) Programme Management
11 5 (6.02%) PRINCE2
12 4 (4.82%) PRINCE
12 4 (4.82%) Business Continuity
12 4 (4.82%) Time Management
12 4 (4.82%) Competitor Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.61%) C
1 3 (3.61%) SQL
2 1 (1.20%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (7.23%) ITIL Certification
2 4 (4.82%) Degree
3 3 (3.61%) ISEB
4 2 (2.41%) PMI Certification
4 2 (2.41%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (1.20%) MCTS
5 1 (1.20%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.20%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.20%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (1.20%) CCNA
5 1 (1.20%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.20%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.61%) SLA
2 1 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.20%) QA
System Software
1 3 (3.61%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.41%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.20%) SCCM
1 1 (1.20%) SCOM
Vendors
1 7 (8.43%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.41%) IBM
2 2 (2.41%) VMware
3 1 (1.20%) Siemens
3 1 (1.20%) SAP
3 1 (1.20%) Oracle
City, London
Oliver James Associates
Rate: £800 - £1000 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
JM
Posted: 2 days ago
Luton
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago