The table below looks at the statistics for the Head of Security 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 Security in their job title over the 3 months to 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Head of Security
Rank 581 609 580
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -29
Contract jobs requiring a Head of Security 43 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.084% 0.014% 0.012%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.088% 0.014% 0.013%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 3 2
Average daily rate £606 £900 £675
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.63% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £840 £615
10% offered a daily rate of more than £882 £980 £735
UK excluding London average daily rate £713 £900 £600
% change year-on-year
-20.83% +50.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £82.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £82.50 - -

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
48652 48803 46653
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.49% 94.48% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 31297 30382 27621
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1739 1915 2049
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.82 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Head of Security
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Head of Security in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 9 February 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 17 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 Security within the UK over the 3 months to 9 February 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
(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 +4 41 £603 -33.05% 9
London +33 32 £600 -34.24% 8
Croydon - 15 £595 -
North West - 7 £713 -
Manchester - 5 £713 -
City of London +43 2 £748 -9.39%
Lancashire - 2 - -
Scotland - 2 £750 -
South East -6 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 £400 -
Hampshire - 1 - -
Staffordshire - 1 £400 -
Basingstoke - 1 - -
Burton-upon-Trent - 1 £400 -
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Scottish Borders - 1 £750 -
Galashiels - 1 £750 -

Head of Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Head of Security 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 Security in their job title.

1 35 (63.64%) Security Operations
2 25 (45.45%) Information Security
3 24 (43.64%) Security Cleared
4 23 (41.82%) SC Cleared
5 21 (38.18%) CISSP
6 20 (36.36%) CISM
7 19 (34.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 17 (30.91%) CISA
9 15 (27.27%) Risk Management
10 14 (25.45%) DV Cleared
11 13 (23.64%) Stakeholder Management
12 12 (21.82%) Finance
13 11 (20.00%) Risk Assessment
13 11 (20.00%) Information Assurance
14 10 (18.18%) Security Management
15 9 (16.36%) Cybersecurity
15 9 (16.36%) Degree
16 8 (14.55%) CLAS
16 8 (14.55%) SFIA
16 8 (14.55%) Business Continuity
16 8 (14.55%) Network+ Certification
17 7 (12.73%) CESG
17 7 (12.73%) CESG CLAS
17 7 (12.73%) CESG Certified Professional
18 6 (10.91%) Management Information System
18 6 (10.91%) BCP
18 6 (10.91%) Project Management
18 6 (10.91%) Business Continuity Planning
18 6 (10.91%) COBIT
18 6 (10.91%) Cryptography

Head of Security
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Head of Security 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 Security in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (1.82%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.45%) Internet
1 3 (5.45%) Intranet
1 3 (5.45%) LAN
1 3 (5.45%) WAN
1 3 (5.45%) Wireless
2 1 (1.82%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.82%) Data Mining
General
1 12 (21.82%) Finance
2 4 (7.27%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.64%) Banking
3 2 (3.64%) Retail
4 1 (1.82%) Electronics
4 1 (1.82%) Legal
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.73%) CESG
1 7 (12.73%) CESG CLAS
2 6 (10.91%) Cryptography
2 6 (10.91%) Management Information System
3 3 (5.45%) Data Centre
4 2 (3.64%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.64%) Cybercrime
5 1 (1.82%) BYOD
5 1 (1.82%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.82%) e-Learning
5 1 (1.82%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (1.82%) Freedom of Information Act
5 1 (1.82%) Security Operations Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (63.64%) Security Operations
2 25 (45.45%) Information Security
3 15 (27.27%) Risk Management
4 13 (23.64%) Stakeholder Management
5 11 (20.00%) Information Assurance
5 11 (20.00%) Risk Assessment
6 10 (18.18%) Security Management
7 9 (16.36%) Cybersecurity
8 8 (14.55%) Business Continuity
8 8 (14.55%) SFIA
9 6 (10.91%) BCP
9 6 (10.91%) Business Continuity Planning
9 6 (10.91%) Project Management
10 5 (9.09%) Business Process Improvement
10 5 (9.09%) ITIL
10 5 (9.09%) Process Improvement
11 3 (5.45%) Disaster Recovery
11 3 (5.45%) Security Architecture
12 2 (3.64%) Data Protection
12 2 (3.64%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.45%) C
Qualifications
1 24 (43.64%) Security Cleared
2 23 (41.82%) SC Cleared
3 21 (38.18%) CISSP
4 20 (36.36%) CISM
5 17 (30.91%) CISA
6 14 (25.45%) DV Cleared
7 9 (16.36%) Degree
8 8 (14.55%) CLAS
8 8 (14.55%) Network+ Certification
9 7 (12.73%) CESG Certified Professional
10 1 (1.82%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (34.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (10.91%) COBIT
3 5 (9.09%) COSO
4 3 (5.45%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (3.64%) HMG Security Policy Framework
Vendors
1 1 (1.82%) Microsoft