The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the West Midlands region that had Head of IT featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 27 May 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Head of Information Technology
Rank 129 122 -
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -
Contract jobs requiring a Head of IT 5 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.17% 0.040% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.042% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Median daily rate £413 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £525 £425
% change year-on-year
- +23.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
Head of IT
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region. 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
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2733 2387 2167
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 94.86% 94.50% 93.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 1573 1449 1113
Median daily rate £390 £350 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 147 173
Median hourly rate £15.21 £17.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.11% +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.73 £11.00 £8.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.15 £33.00 £35.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

Head of IT
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of IT contracts across the West Midlands region that featured Head of IT in the job title.

Head of IT Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Head of IT
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Head of IT across the West Midlands region.

Head of IT Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Head of IT
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Head of IT across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 May 2016.

Head of IT Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Head of IT
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Head of IT within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 May 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
Birmingham +4 1 £550 - 1
Staffordshire - 1 £275 -
Warwickshire - 1 - -
Head of IT
England

Head of IT Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 May 2016, Head of IT 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 across the West Midlands region featuring Head of IT in the job title.

1 3 (42.86%) ITIL
1 3 (42.86%) Finance
2 2 (28.57%) ISO22301
2 2 (28.57%) Service Delivery
2 2 (28.57%) Business Continuity
2 2 (28.57%) Information Security
2 2 (28.57%) Information Security Management
2 2 (28.57%) Security Management
2 2 (28.57%) Operations Management
2 2 (28.57%) SaaS
3 1 (14.29%) ITIL V3
3 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (14.29%) Demand Management
3 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (14.29%) Transition Management
3 1 (14.29%) Line Management
3 1 (14.29%) Software Delivery
3 1 (14.29%) Data Centre
3 1 (14.29%) SDLC
3 1 (14.29%) Degree
3 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (14.29%) TOGAF
3 1 (14.29%) Business Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) Change Management
3 1 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (14.29%) C#
3 1 (14.29%) Java
3 1 (14.29%) .NET
3 1 (14.29%) Legal

Head of IT Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 2 (28.57%) SaaS
General
1 3 (42.86%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Data Centre
1 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) ITIL
2 2 (28.57%) Business Continuity
2 2 (28.57%) Information Security
2 2 (28.57%) Information Security Management
2 2 (28.57%) Operations Management
2 2 (28.57%) Security Management
2 2 (28.57%) Service Delivery
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (14.29%) Change Management
3 1 (14.29%) Configuration Management
3 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
3 1 (14.29%) Matrix Management
3 1 (14.29%) Problem Management
3 1 (14.29%) Project Management
3 1 (14.29%) Scrum
3 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (14.29%) TOGAF
3 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) C#
1 1 (14.29%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) ISO22301
2 1 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Citrix