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 22 October 2014 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Head of Technology
Rank 610 568 581
Rank change year-on-year
-42 +13
Contract jobs requiring a Head of Technology 5 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.009% 0.002% 0.011%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.010% 0.002% 0.012%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 5
Average daily rate
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£410 £1,000 £900
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-58.95% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £397 £1,000 £565
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £1,000 £945
UK excluding London average daily rate £410 £1,000 -
% change year-on-year
-58.95% -
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
52098 48552 51706
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.71% 92.77% 93.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 32589 29303 29138
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £229 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2082 2105 2549
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £38.78 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.30 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+0.30% -7.14%

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 22 October 2014.

Head of Technology Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Head of Technology
Top 23 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 22 October 2014. 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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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 -24 5 £410 -58.95%
South East -12 1 £500 -50.00%
South West - - - -
Scotland - - - -
East of England - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
London - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Slough - - - -
Swindon - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Durham - - - -
Essex - - - -
Kent - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
Somerset - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
City of London - - - -
North East - - - -
North West - - - -

Head of Technology
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, 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 7 (70.00%) Project Management
2 4 (40.00%) Line Management
3 3 (30.00%) ITIL
3 3 (30.00%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (30.00%) Internet
4 2 (20.00%) Middleware
4 2 (20.00%) Firewall
4 2 (20.00%) Risk Management
4 2 (20.00%) LAN
4 2 (20.00%) WAN
4 2 (20.00%) Degree
4 2 (20.00%) IT Governance
4 2 (20.00%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (10.00%) Web Development
5 1 (10.00%) Business Development
5 1 (10.00%) Operations Management
5 1 (10.00%) Java
5 1 (10.00%) QA
5 1 (10.00%) Lean Six Sigma
5 1 (10.00%) Problem Management
5 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
5 1 (10.00%) Video on Demand
5 1 (10.00%) Waterfall
5 1 (10.00%) Unified Communications
5 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (10.00%) EMIR
5 1 (10.00%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (10.00%) Investment Banking
5 1 (10.00%) Business Analysis
5 1 (10.00%) Local Government

Head of Technology
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) Internet
2 2 (20.00%) Firewall
2 2 (20.00%) LAN
2 2 (20.00%) WAN
3 1 (10.00%) Unified Communications
General
1 1 (10.00%) Investment Banking
1 1 (10.00%) Local Government
1 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
1 1 (10.00%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) Middleware
2 1 (10.00%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) UNIX
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
1 1 (10.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Project Management
2 4 (40.00%) Line Management
3 3 (30.00%) ITIL
4 2 (20.00%) Risk Management
4 2 (20.00%) IT Governance
4 2 (20.00%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (10.00%) Web Development
5 1 (10.00%) Business Development
5 1 (10.00%) Operations Management
5 1 (10.00%) Lean Six Sigma
5 1 (10.00%) Problem Management
5 1 (10.00%) Waterfall
5 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (10.00%) Business Analysis
5 1 (10.00%) Incident Management
5 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (10.00%) Service Management
5 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
5 1 (10.00%) Business Continuity
5 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (20.00%) Degree
3 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) QA
1 1 (10.00%) EMIR
1 1 (10.00%) Dodd-Frank