Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Head of IT was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Head of Information Technology
England > East of England
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 194 182 206
Rank change year-on-year -12 +24 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Head of IT 9 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.18% 0.10% 0.034%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.11% 0.035%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 2
East of England median daily rate £600 £713 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.79% +58.33% +9.09%
10th Percentile £325 £628 £418
90th Percentile £760 £793 £483
England median daily rate £550 £575 £638
% change year-on-year -4.35% -9.80% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
East of England median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
East of England
Contract vacancies in the East of England with a recognized job title 4801 4588 5650
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.95% 95.70% 95.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 2760 2650 3306
East of England median daily rate £413 £388 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.45% +0.65% +2.67%
10th Percentile £200 £200 £206
90th Percentile £575 £538 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 380 366 538
East of England median hourly rate £17.75 £21.88 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.86% +4.17% +5.00%
10th Percentile £11.11 £11.33 £10.68
90th Percentile £47.50 £46.75 £43.75
England median hourly rate £18.69 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +1.00% +2.78% +9.09%

Head of IT
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings that featured Head of IT in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for Head of IT in the East of England

Head of IT
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Head of IT in the East of England

Head of IT
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Head of IT in the East of England over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Head of IT in the East of England

Head of IT
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 East of England region over the 6 months to 20 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hertfordshire -4 4 - - 1
Cambridgeshire - 3 £725 - 4
Bedfordshire - 2 £488 - 3
Head of IT
England

Head of IT Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, 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 East of England region featuring Head of IT in the job title.

1 6 (66.67%) IT Strategy
2 4 (44.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (33.33%) Performance Management
3 3 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 3 (33.33%) ISO 9001
3 3 (33.33%) Quality Management
3 3 (33.33%) Process Management
3 3 (33.33%) Service Delivery
3 3 (33.33%) ITSM
3 3 (33.33%) Mentoring
3 3 (33.33%) Coaching
3 3 (33.33%) Budgeting and Forecasting
4 2 (22.22%) Supplier Management
4 2 (22.22%) Strategic Planning
4 2 (22.22%) People Management
4 2 (22.22%) Management Information System
4 2 (22.22%) ITIL
4 2 (22.22%) Windows
4 2 (22.22%) Business Continuity
4 2 (22.22%) Information Security
5 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (11.11%) Retail
5 1 (11.11%) Data Protection
5 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
5 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
5 1 (11.11%) Degree
5 1 (11.11%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (11.11%) QA
5 1 (11.11%) Linux
5 1 (11.11%) E-Commerce

Head of IT Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 1 (11.11%) OpenStack
General
1 1 (11.11%) Law
1 1 (11.11%) Pharmaceutical
1 1 (11.11%) Retail
1 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Management Information System
2 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (11.11%) Data Centre
2 1 (11.11%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (11.11%) Public Cloud
2 1 (11.11%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Windows
2 1 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) IT Strategy
2 3 (33.33%) Budgeting and Forecasting
2 3 (33.33%) Coaching
2 3 (33.33%) ITSM
2 3 (33.33%) Mentoring
2 3 (33.33%) Performance Management
2 3 (33.33%) Process Management
2 3 (33.33%) Quality Management
2 3 (33.33%) Service Delivery
3 2 (22.22%) Business Continuity
3 2 (22.22%) Information Security
3 2 (22.22%) ITIL
3 2 (22.22%) People Management
3 2 (22.22%) Strategic Planning
3 2 (22.22%) Supplier Management
4 1 (11.11%) DevOps
4 1 (11.11%) Line Management
4 1 (11.11%) Network Architecture
4 1 (11.11%) Software Licensing
4 1 (11.11%) Transition Management
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) Degree
1 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
1 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (44.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (33.33%) ISO 9001
2 3 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (11.11%) PMO
3 1 (11.11%) QA
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) VMware