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 July 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 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Head of Security
Rank 643 625 607
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -18
Contract jobs requiring a Head of Security 18 17 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.033% 0.030% 0.006%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.035% 0.031% 0.006%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 12 0
Median daily rate £588 £475 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.68% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £675 £588 -
% change year-on-year
+14.89% -
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
51181 53984 51041
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.77% 94.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 33252 34149 30933
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1553 2015 2063
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.60 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.85 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.10
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.37%

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 July 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 14 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 July 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 -3 18 £588 +23.68% 5
London -3 12 £575 +21.05% 1
West Midlands - 3 £675 - 1
City of London +43 2 £925 +94.73%
South West -4 2 £675 +22.72%
Cheltenham - 2 £675 -
Warwick - 2 £675 -
Gloucestershire - 2 £675 -
Warwickshire - 2 £675 -
South East +1 1 £550 -12.00%
Yorkshire - 1 - - 1
Midlands - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 £550 -

Head of Security Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 (48.98%) Information Security
2 23 (46.94%) Security Cleared
3 22 (44.90%) SC Cleared
4 17 (34.69%) Information Assurance
5 14 (28.57%) Risk Management
6 13 (26.53%) CESG
7 12 (24.49%) Big Data
7 12 (24.49%) Cloud Computing
8 11 (22.45%) Data Centre
8 11 (22.45%) Open Source
8 11 (22.45%) Analytics
8 11 (22.45%) User Experience
8 11 (22.45%) Firewall
9 10 (20.41%) TOGAF
10 9 (18.37%) CISSP
11 8 (16.33%) CTI
11 8 (16.33%) CISM
11 8 (16.33%) Management Information System
11 8 (16.33%) Finance
11 8 (16.33%) Enterprise Architecture
11 8 (16.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 8 (16.33%) Security Operations
12 7 (14.29%) Government Security Classifications
13 6 (12.24%) DV Cleared
13 6 (12.24%) Stakeholder Management
13 6 (12.24%) Security Management
14 5 (10.20%) Cybersecurity
15 4 (8.16%) Risk Assessment
16 3 (6.12%) ITIL
16 3 (6.12%) Information Security Management

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:

Cloud Services
1 12 (24.49%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 11 (22.45%) Firewall
2 8 (16.33%) CTI
3 1 (2.04%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (24.49%) Big Data
General
1 8 (16.33%) Finance
2 2 (4.08%) French Language
2 2 (4.08%) Italian Language
2 2 (4.08%) Law
2 2 (4.08%) Polish Language
2 2 (4.08%) Spanish Language
3 1 (2.04%) Electronics
3 1 (2.04%) Legal
3 1 (2.04%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 13 (26.53%) CESG
2 11 (22.45%) Data Centre
2 11 (22.45%) User Experience
3 8 (16.33%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.08%) Fintech
5 1 (2.04%) BYOD
5 1 (2.04%) Cryptography
5 1 (2.04%) Cyber Attack
5 1 (2.04%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (48.98%) Information Security
2 17 (34.69%) Information Assurance
3 14 (28.57%) Risk Management
4 11 (22.45%) Analytics
4 11 (22.45%) Open Source
5 10 (20.41%) TOGAF
6 8 (16.33%) Enterprise Architecture
6 8 (16.33%) Security Operations
7 6 (12.24%) Security Management
7 6 (12.24%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (10.20%) Cybersecurity
9 4 (8.16%) Risk Assessment
10 3 (6.12%) Information Security Management
10 3 (6.12%) ISMS
10 3 (6.12%) ITIL
10 3 (6.12%) Security Architecture
10 3 (6.12%) Vulnerability Management
11 2 (4.08%) Change Management
11 2 (4.08%) Incident Management
11 2 (4.08%) Stakeholder Engagement
Qualifications
1 23 (46.94%) Security Cleared
2 22 (44.90%) SC Cleared
3 9 (18.37%) CISSP
4 8 (16.33%) CISM
5 6 (12.24%) DV Cleared
6 2 (4.08%) CISA
6 2 (4.08%) CISMP
7 1 (2.04%) CEH
7 1 (2.04%) CESG Certified Professional
7 1 (2.04%) CLAS
7 1 (2.04%) CRISC
7 1 (2.04%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (16.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (14.29%) Government Security Classifications
3 1 (2.04%) COBIT
3 1 (2.04%) COSO
3 1 (2.04%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (2.04%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 2 (4.08%) TOWER Software