The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Head of Security featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Head of Security
Rank 609 621 620
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Head of Security 32 17 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.060% 0.031% 0.011%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.063% 0.033% 0.012%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 11 2
Median daily rate £600 £475 £538
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.31% -11.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £375 £488
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £550 £538
% change year-on-year
- +2.32%
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
50897 51337 49774
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.77% 94.72% 94.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 33216 31650 30786
Median daily rate £425 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1482 2063 2112
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.72 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.65% -1.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £41.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.03%

Head of Security
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Head of Security in the job title.

Head of Security Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Head of Security
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Head of Security within the UK.

Head of Security Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Head of Security
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Head of Security within the UK over the 3 months to 25 May 2016.

Head of Security Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Head of Security
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Head of Security within the UK.

Head of Security Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Head of Security
Top 11 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 Security within the UK over the 3 months to 25 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 0 32 £600 +26.31% 3
London +17 27 £600 +26.31% 3
City of London +44 3 £700 +47.36% 1
South East -10 2 £550 -
Yorkshire - 2 - -
Leeds - 2 - -
West Yorkshire - 2 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 £550 -
West Sussex - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 - -
Crawley - 1 - -

Head of Security Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 May 2016, Head of Security 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 Security in the job title.

1 34 (45.33%) SC Cleared
1 34 (45.33%) Security Cleared
2 32 (42.67%) Information Security
3 29 (38.67%) Security Operations
4 23 (30.67%) CISM
5 21 (28.00%) Information Assurance
6 20 (26.67%) Risk Management
7 18 (24.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 17 (22.67%) CISSP
9 16 (21.33%) CISA
10 14 (18.67%) DV Cleared
10 14 (18.67%) Data Centre
11 13 (17.33%) CESG
11 13 (17.33%) Finance
12 12 (16.00%) Big Data
12 12 (16.00%) Cloud Computing
13 11 (14.67%) Open Source
13 11 (14.67%) User Experience
13 11 (14.67%) Analytics
13 11 (14.67%) Risk Assessment
13 11 (14.67%) Firewall
14 10 (13.33%) Security Management
14 10 (13.33%) TOGAF
15 9 (12.00%) Management Information System
16 8 (10.67%) Stakeholder Management
16 8 (10.67%) CTI
16 8 (10.67%) Degree
16 8 (10.67%) Enterprise Architecture
16 8 (10.67%) SFIA
17 7 (9.33%) Government Security Classifications

Head of Security 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:

Applications
1 1 (1.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 12 (16.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 11 (14.67%) Firewall
2 8 (10.67%) CTI
3 3 (4.00%) Internet
3 3 (4.00%) Intranet
3 3 (4.00%) LAN
3 3 (4.00%) WAN
3 3 (4.00%) Wireless
4 1 (1.33%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (1.33%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (16.00%) Big Data
General
1 13 (17.33%) Finance
2 4 (5.33%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.67%) Banking
3 2 (2.67%) French Language
3 2 (2.67%) Italian Language
3 2 (2.67%) Law
3 2 (2.67%) Legal
3 2 (2.67%) Polish Language
3 2 (2.67%) Spanish Language
4 1 (1.33%) Electronics
Miscellaneous
1 14 (18.67%) Data Centre
2 13 (17.33%) CESG
3 11 (14.67%) User Experience
4 9 (12.00%) Management Information System
5 6 (8.00%) Cryptography
6 1 (1.33%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.33%) BYOD
6 1 (1.33%) Cyber Attack
6 1 (1.33%) Cybercrime
6 1 (1.33%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (1.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (1.33%) e-Learning
6 1 (1.33%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (1.33%) Freedom of Information Act
6 1 (1.33%) Security Operations Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (42.67%) Information Security
2 29 (38.67%) Security Operations
3 21 (28.00%) Information Assurance
4 20 (26.67%) Risk Management
5 11 (14.67%) Analytics
5 11 (14.67%) Open Source
5 11 (14.67%) Risk Assessment
6 10 (13.33%) Security Management
6 10 (13.33%) TOGAF
7 8 (10.67%) Enterprise Architecture
7 8 (10.67%) SFIA
7 8 (10.67%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (9.33%) Cybersecurity
8 7 (9.33%) ITIL
9 5 (6.67%) Business Process Improvement
9 5 (6.67%) Process Improvement
9 5 (6.67%) Security Architecture
10 3 (4.00%) Disaster Recovery
10 3 (4.00%) Vulnerability Management
11 2 (2.67%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.00%) C
Qualifications
1 34 (45.33%) SC Cleared
1 34 (45.33%) Security Cleared
2 23 (30.67%) CISM
3 17 (22.67%) CISSP
4 16 (21.33%) CISA
5 14 (18.67%) DV Cleared
6 8 (10.67%) Degree
7 7 (9.33%) Network+ Certification
8 3 (4.00%) CISMP
9 1 (1.33%) CEH
9 1 (1.33%) CESG Certified Professional
9 1 (1.33%) CLAS
9 1 (1.33%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (24.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (9.33%) Government Security Classifications
3 5 (6.67%) COBIT
3 5 (6.67%) COSO
4 2 (2.67%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (2.67%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (1.33%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 2 (2.67%) TOWER Software
2 1 (1.33%) Microsoft