The table below looks at the statistics for the Head of Technology 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 Technology in their job title over the 3 months to 8 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Head of Technology
Rank 618 601 573
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -28
Contract jobs requiring a Head of Technology 10 8 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.019% 0.016% 0.019%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.021% 0.016% 0.020%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 7
Average daily rate £825 £700 £700
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £500 £595
10% offered a daily rate of more than £900 £780 £750
UK excluding London average daily rate £900 £450 -
% change year-on-year
+100.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
48598 48731 45782
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.48% 94.46% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 31271 30416 27107
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 1757 1902 2013
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.72 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% -4.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Head of Technology
Jobs Demand Trend

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

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 8 February 2016.

Head of Technology Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Head of Technology
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 Technology within the UK over the 3 months to 8 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 -9 10 £825 +17.85% 4
London +13 6 £738 -1.66% 1
Yorkshire -17 2 £900 +100.00%
North East - 2 £900 -
South West - 2 £425 - 2
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £900 -
Sheffield - 2 £900 -
South Yorkshire - 2 £900 -
Tyne and Wear - 2 £900 -
Leeds -12 1 £900 +100.00%
West Yorkshire -13 1 £900 +100.00%
City of London - 1 £950 -
Warrington - 1 £900 -
Blackpool - 1 £900 -
Cheshire - 1 £900 -
Lancashire - 1 £900 -
North West - 1 £900 - 1

Head of Technology
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Head of Technology 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 Technology in their job title.

1 11 (37.93%) Microsoft
2 10 (34.48%) Configuration Management
2 10 (34.48%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (27.59%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (24.14%) VMware
4 7 (24.14%) Microsoft App-V
4 7 (24.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (24.14%) SCCM
4 7 (24.14%) Hyper-V
4 7 (24.14%) XenApp
4 7 (24.14%) XenDesktop
4 7 (24.14%) Open Source
5 6 (20.69%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (20.69%) SaaS
5 6 (20.69%) PaaS
5 6 (20.69%) CFEngine
5 6 (20.69%) IaaS
5 6 (20.69%) Finance
5 6 (20.69%) SAN
5 6 (20.69%) Linux
6 5 (17.24%) Risk Management
6 5 (17.24%) Disclosure Scotland
7 4 (13.79%) User Experience
8 3 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (10.34%) Social Media
8 3 (10.34%) Information Security
8 3 (10.34%) Supplier Management
9 2 (6.90%) Programme Management
9 2 (6.90%) Banking
9 2 (6.90%) Web Development

Head of Technology
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Head of Technology 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 Technology in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.45%) Confluence
1 1 (3.45%) Drupal
1 1 (3.45%) MS Project Server
1 1 (3.45%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (6.90%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.45%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 6 (20.69%) IaaS
1 6 (20.69%) PaaS
1 6 (20.69%) SaaS
2 1 (3.45%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (20.69%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.45%) Data Mining
1 1 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (3.45%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
1 1 (3.45%) MySQL
1 1 (3.45%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Artifactory
1 1 (3.45%) Bitbucket
1 1 (3.45%) Git (software)
1 1 (3.45%) JIRA
1 1 (3.45%) Sonatype Nexus
1 1 (3.45%) Subversion
1 1 (3.45%) TeamCity
General
1 6 (20.69%) Finance
2 2 (6.90%) Banking
3 1 (3.45%) Back Office
3 1 (3.45%) Front Office
3 1 (3.45%) Investment Banking
3 1 (3.45%) Legal
3 1 (3.45%) Marketing
3 1 (3.45%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.45%) .NET
1 1 (3.45%) J2EE
1 1 (3.45%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.79%) User Experience
2 3 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (10.34%) Social Media
3 2 (6.90%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.45%) Data Centre
4 1 (3.45%) Mainframe
4 1 (3.45%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 6 (20.69%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (34.48%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (34.48%) Configuration Management
2 8 (27.59%) Stakeholder Management
3 7 (24.14%) Open Source
4 5 (17.24%) Risk Management
5 3 (10.34%) Information Security
5 3 (10.34%) Supplier Management
6 2 (6.90%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (6.90%) Coaching
6 2 (6.90%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (6.90%) Line Management
6 2 (6.90%) Operations Management
6 2 (6.90%) Programme Management
6 2 (6.90%) Project Management
6 2 (6.90%) Scrum
6 2 (6.90%) Service Management
6 2 (6.90%) Translating Business Requirements
6 2 (6.90%) Web Development
7 1 (3.45%) SDLC
7 1 (3.45%) Target Operating Model
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.45%) Java
1 1 (3.45%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (6.90%) Degree
1 2 (6.90%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.45%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (17.24%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (3.45%) QA
System Software
1 7 (24.14%) Hyper-V
1 7 (24.14%) Microsoft App-V
1 7 (24.14%) VMware Infrastructure
1 7 (24.14%) XenApp
1 7 (24.14%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (24.14%) SCCM
2 6 (20.69%) CFEngine
2 6 (20.69%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 11 (37.93%) Microsoft
2 7 (24.14%) VMware
3 2 (6.90%) Apple
3 2 (6.90%) ServiceNow
4 1 (3.45%) Atlassian
4 1 (3.45%) Black Duck
4 1 (3.45%) Coverity
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