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 2 December 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
2 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Head of Security
Rank 602 633 633
Rank change year-on-year
+31 0
Contract jobs requiring a Head of Security 26 12 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.052% 0.022% 0.009%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.055% 0.023% 0.009%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 9 2
Median daily rate £750 £725 £563
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +28.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £500 £533
10% offered a daily rate of more than £825 £780 £593
UK excluding London median daily rate £750 £525 -
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -
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
47474 52672 53743
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.62% 94.81% 93.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 31013 33568 33961
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 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £583 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1672 2047 2214
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.79
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.66%

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 2 December 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 9 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 2 December 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
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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 +26 26 £750 +3.44% 5
North West +23 17 £750 +42.85%
Manchester - 17 £750 -
Salford - 10 £738 -
London -6 6 £763 +3.38% 4
City of London - 3 £725 - 1
South East - 3 £700 -
Hampshire - 2 £700 -
Southampton - 1 £675 -

Head of Security Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 December 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 24 (61.54%) Cybersecurity
2 18 (46.15%) Information Security
2 18 (46.15%) Security Operations
3 17 (43.59%) CISSP
4 15 (38.46%) Risk Management
5 14 (35.90%) Security Cleared
6 13 (33.33%) SC Cleared
7 11 (28.21%) People Management
7 11 (28.21%) Degree
7 11 (28.21%) Service Management
7 11 (28.21%) Finance
8 7 (17.95%) CISM
9 6 (15.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 6 (15.38%) Management Information System
10 5 (12.82%) Operations Management
10 5 (12.82%) Microsoft
10 5 (12.82%) Security Management
10 5 (12.82%) Apple
10 5 (12.82%) Stakeholder Management
11 4 (10.26%) ServiceNow
12 3 (7.69%) Security Architecture
12 3 (7.69%) Data Protection
12 3 (7.69%) Security Operations Centre
12 3 (7.69%) Fintech
13 2 (5.13%) User Experience
13 2 (5.13%) Incident Management
13 2 (5.13%) IT Governance
13 2 (5.13%) CESG
13 2 (5.13%) Telecoms
13 2 (5.13%) GAP Analysis

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 (2.56%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.56%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.13%) Big Data
General
1 11 (28.21%) Finance
2 2 (5.13%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.56%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.56%) ELK Stack
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.38%) Management Information System
2 3 (7.69%) Fintech
2 3 (7.69%) Security Operations Centre
3 2 (5.13%) CESG
3 2 (5.13%) User Experience
4 1 (2.56%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.56%) Cyber Attack
4 1 (2.56%) Cyberthreat
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (61.54%) Cybersecurity
2 18 (46.15%) Information Security
2 18 (46.15%) Security Operations
3 15 (38.46%) Risk Management
4 11 (28.21%) People Management
4 11 (28.21%) Service Management
5 5 (12.82%) Operations Management
5 5 (12.82%) Security Management
5 5 (12.82%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (7.69%) Data Protection
6 3 (7.69%) Security Architecture
7 2 (5.13%) Analytics
7 2 (5.13%) GAP Analysis
7 2 (5.13%) Incident Management
7 2 (5.13%) Information Assurance
7 2 (5.13%) ISMS
7 2 (5.13%) IT Governance
7 2 (5.13%) Open Source
7 2 (5.13%) Risk Analysis
7 2 (5.13%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.56%) C
Qualifications
1 17 (43.59%) CISSP
2 14 (35.90%) Security Cleared
3 13 (33.33%) SC Cleared
4 11 (28.21%) Degree
5 7 (17.95%) CISM
6 1 (2.56%) CISA
6 1 (2.56%) GIAC
6 1 (2.56%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (15.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.56%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (2.56%) SLA
Vendors
1 5 (12.82%) Apple
1 5 (12.82%) Microsoft
2 4 (10.26%) ServiceNow
3 1 (2.56%) Splunk
3 1 (2.56%) TOWER Software
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