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 May 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Head of Information Technology
Rank 574 589 579
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Head of IT 70 34 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.062% 0.072%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.065% 0.076%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 19 20
Median daily rate £600 £550 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £434 £433 £388
10% offered a daily rate of more than £850 £715 £750
UK excluding London median daily rate £538 £525 £425
% change year-on-year
+2.38% +23.52%
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
50844 52173 51273
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.70% 94.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 33234 32322 31697
Median daily rate £425 £400 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1467 2070 2148
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.83 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.98% -1.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.50 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.03%

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 30 May 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 May 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 +33 55 £600 - 15
London +26 29 £710 +3.27% 8
Scotland -5 15 £550 +22.22% 1
Edinburgh -2 8 £500 +11.11%
North West -9 8 £483 - 2
Manchester -7 6 £395 - 1
West Midlands -8 6 £550 - 1
South East -10 5 £550 -20.00% 1
City of London +47 3 £650 - 2
East of England +8 2 £525 -22.22% 1
Yorkshire +4 2 £850 +61.90%
Birmingham +3 2 £838 - 1
Bedfordshire +2 2 £525 -22.22%
Leeds -3 2 £850 +61.90%
West Yorkshire -3 2 £850 +61.90%
Berkshire -11 2 £500 -
East Midlands +6 1 - -
Northamptonshire +3 1 - -
Luton -1 1 £650 -3.70%
Bristol -5 1 £525 -23.63% 1
Surrey -7 1 £600 -12.72%
South West -13 1 £525 - 2
West Sussex - 1 - -
Bromley - 1 £575 -
Scottish Borders - 1 - -
Selkirk - 1 - -
Staffordshire - 1 £275 -
Warwickshire - 1 - -
Bedford - 1 £400 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £750 -

Head of IT Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 May 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 34 (34.69%) ITIL
2 28 (28.57%) Finance
3 23 (23.47%) Service Management
4 22 (22.45%) Agile Software Development
5 19 (19.39%) Stakeholder Management
6 15 (15.31%) Service Delivery
6 15 (15.31%) Project Management
7 9 (9.18%) CISSP
8 8 (8.16%) CISM
8 8 (8.16%) Security Cleared
8 8 (8.16%) Information Security
8 8 (8.16%) Security Operations
9 7 (7.14%) SC Cleared
9 7 (7.14%) Problem Management
9 7 (7.14%) CISA
9 7 (7.14%) Windows
10 6 (6.12%) Advertising
10 6 (6.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 6 (6.12%) Data Centre
10 6 (6.12%) SDLC
11 5 (5.10%) Continuous Delivery
11 5 (5.10%) Open Source
11 5 (5.10%) Line Management
11 5 (5.10%) Mentoring
11 5 (5.10%) Cybersecurity
11 5 (5.10%) Windows Server
11 5 (5.10%) Retail
11 5 (5.10%) Cryptography
11 5 (5.10%) COSO
11 5 (5.10%) Data Protection

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 (3.06%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.04%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (2.04%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (1.02%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.08%) SaaS
2 2 (2.04%) Office 365
3 1 (1.02%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.08%) LAN
1 4 (4.08%) WAN
2 3 (3.06%) Firewall
3 1 (1.02%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.02%) NonStop SQL
General
1 28 (28.57%) Finance
2 6 (6.12%) Advertising
3 5 (5.10%) Retail
4 4 (4.08%) Banking
4 4 (4.08%) Telecoms
5 3 (3.06%) Legal
6 2 (2.04%) Law
7 1 (1.02%) German Language
7 1 (1.02%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.02%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (1.02%) Swedish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.02%) .NET
1 1 (1.02%) Ajax
1 1 (1.02%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.12%) Data Centre
2 5 (5.10%) Cryptography
3 3 (3.06%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.04%) EPoS
4 2 (2.04%) NHS
4 2 (2.04%) User Experience
5 1 (1.02%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.02%) BYOD
5 1 (1.02%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.02%) Cyber Attack
5 1 (1.02%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (1.02%) e-Learning
5 1 (1.02%) Fintech
5 1 (1.02%) iSeries
5 1 (1.02%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 7 (7.14%) Windows
2 5 (5.10%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.02%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (34.69%) ITIL
2 23 (23.47%) Service Management
3 22 (22.45%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (19.39%) Stakeholder Management
5 15 (15.31%) Project Management
5 15 (15.31%) Service Delivery
6 8 (8.16%) Information Security
6 8 (8.16%) Security Operations
7 7 (7.14%) Problem Management
8 6 (6.12%) SDLC
9 5 (5.10%) Continuous Delivery
9 5 (5.10%) Cybersecurity
9 5 (5.10%) Data Protection
9 5 (5.10%) Disaster Recovery
9 5 (5.10%) E-Commerce
9 5 (5.10%) Line Management
9 5 (5.10%) Mentoring
9 5 (5.10%) Open Source
9 5 (5.10%) Risk Management
9 5 (5.10%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (4.08%) C
2 3 (3.06%) Java
3 2 (2.04%) SQL
4 1 (1.02%) C#
4 1 (1.02%) C++
4 1 (1.02%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.02%) Perl
4 1 (1.02%) PHP
4 1 (1.02%) Python
Qualifications
1 9 (9.18%) CISSP
2 8 (8.16%) CISM
2 8 (8.16%) Security Cleared
3 7 (7.14%) CISA
3 7 (7.14%) SC Cleared
4 5 (5.10%) Degree
5 2 (2.04%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.02%) CEH
6 1 (1.02%) CLAS
6 1 (1.02%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.02%) ISEB
6 1 (1.02%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (5.10%) COBIT
2 5 (5.10%) COSO
3 4 (4.08%) SLA
4 3 (3.06%) QA
5 2 (2.04%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (2.04%) ISO22301
6 1 (1.02%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (1.02%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (3.06%) Active Directory
1 3 (3.06%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 5 (5.10%) Cisco
1 5 (5.10%) Citrix
2 4 (4.08%) Oracle
3 3 (3.06%) VMware
4 2 (2.04%) IBM
4 2 (2.04%) Infor
4 2 (2.04%) JD Edwards
4 2 (2.04%) JDA
4 2 (2.04%) Microsoft
4 2 (2.04%) Retek
4 2 (2.04%) SAP
5 1 (1.02%) F5
5 1 (1.02%) Intel
5 1 (1.02%) Sun