The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Head of Technology featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 7 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Head of Technology
Rank 616 625 628
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Head of Technology 14 19 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.028% 0.034% 0.005%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.030% 0.036% 0.006%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 10 2
Median daily rate £775 £800 £788
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +1.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £643 £700 £718
10% offered a daily rate of more than £920 £900 £858
UK excluding London median daily rate £750 £900 -
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -
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
47154 52548 52697
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.59% 94.79% 93.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 30883 33471 33311
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 £580 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1660 2050 2167
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 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.85
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.25%

Head of Technology
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Head of Technology Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Head of Technology
Daily Rate Trend

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

Head of Technology Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Head of Technology
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Head of Technology within the UK over the 3 months to 7 December 2016.

Head of Technology Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Head of Technology
Top 10 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 Technology within the UK over the 3 months to 7 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
(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 +20 14 £775 -3.12% 6
London 0 6 £900 +20.00% 1
North East -30 6 £775 -13.88%
Tyne and Wear -33 5 £800 -11.11%
Newcastle upon Tyne -36 5 £800 -11.11%
North West +4 2 £700 -22.22%
City of London - 2 £738 - 1
Cheshire +16 1 - -
Warrington -2 1 - -
Manchester - 1 £700 -

Head of Technology Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 December 2016, Head of Technology 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 Technology in the job title.

1 10 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (35.00%) High Availability
3 6 (30.00%) DevOps
3 6 (30.00%) Technical Architecture
3 6 (30.00%) SAS Enterprise Guide
3 6 (30.00%) ITIL
3 6 (30.00%) PRINCE2
3 6 (30.00%) SAS
4 5 (25.00%) Finance
4 5 (25.00%) SAS Enterprise Miner
4 5 (25.00%) Supplier Management
4 5 (25.00%) Degree
4 5 (25.00%) Performance Management
5 4 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (20.00%) Problem Management
5 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
6 3 (15.00%) Banking
6 3 (15.00%) C#
6 3 (15.00%) Java
6 3 (15.00%) Computer Science
6 3 (15.00%) Ruby
6 3 (15.00%) Node.js
6 3 (15.00%) Data Centre
7 2 (10.00%) People Management
7 2 (10.00%) SFIA
7 2 (10.00%) Magento
7 2 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (10.00%) Mentoring
7 2 (10.00%) Coaching
7 2 (10.00%) User Experience

Head of Technology 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 6 (30.00%) SAS
2 1 (5.00%) Drupal
2 1 (5.00%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (5.00%) Umbraco
2 1 (5.00%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Magento
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (30.00%) SAS Enterprise Guide
2 5 (25.00%) SAS Enterprise Miner
3 1 (5.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 1 (5.00%) Big Data
3 1 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (5.00%) MongoDB
3 1 (5.00%) MySQL
3 1 (5.00%) SAS EBI
Development Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (5.00%) git-flow
General
1 5 (25.00%) Finance
2 3 (15.00%) Banking
3 2 (10.00%) Financial Institution
3 2 (10.00%) Front Office
3 2 (10.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (5.00%) Brand Awareness
4 1 (5.00%) Investment Banking
4 1 (5.00%) Marketing
4 1 (5.00%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.00%) Node.js
2 2 (10.00%) AngularJS
2 2 (10.00%) HTML
3 1 (5.00%) .NET
3 1 (5.00%) CSS
3 1 (5.00%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (15.00%) Computer Science
2 3 (15.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (10.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (10.00%) User Experience
4 1 (5.00%) Driving Licence
4 1 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (5.00%) Equities
4 1 (5.00%) Fixed Income
4 1 (5.00%) Mobile App
4 1 (5.00%) Physics
4 1 (5.00%) Security Operations Centre
4 1 (5.00%) Visualisation
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (35.00%) High Availability
3 6 (30.00%) DevOps
3 6 (30.00%) ITIL
3 6 (30.00%) PRINCE2
3 6 (30.00%) Technical Architecture
4 5 (25.00%) Performance Management
4 5 (25.00%) Supplier Management
5 4 (20.00%) Problem Management
6 2 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (10.00%) Change Management
6 2 (10.00%) Coaching
6 2 (10.00%) E-Commerce
6 2 (10.00%) Mentoring
6 2 (10.00%) People Management
6 2 (10.00%) Project Management
6 2 (10.00%) SFIA
7 1 (5.00%) Microservices
7 1 (5.00%) SDLC
7 1 (5.00%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.00%) C#
1 3 (15.00%) Java
1 3 (15.00%) Ruby
2 2 (10.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (10.00%) Python
3 1 (5.00%) C++
3 1 (5.00%) PHP
3 1 (5.00%) Scala
Qualifications
1 5 (25.00%) Degree
2 2 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (5.00%) CISSP
3 1 (5.00%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) QA
2 1 (5.00%) Data Quality
2 1 (5.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.00%) hybris
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle
2 1 (5.00%) Sitecore
2 1 (5.00%) Splunk
2 1 (5.00%) Xamarin