Period
to 24 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Head of Information Security was £700 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 24 January 2018.

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 Security
UK > England
6 months to
24 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 827 825 829
Rank change year-on-year -2 +4 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Head of Information Security 21 7 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.023% 0.008% 0.009%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.024% 0.008% 0.010%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 6 7
England median daily rate £700 £750 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +25.00% -7.69%
10th Percentile £473 £600 £380
90th Percentile £813 £869 £725
UK median daily rate £675 £750 £600
% change year-on-year -10.00% +25.00% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in 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
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 87,728 85,326 92,700
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.76% 94.77% 95.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,854 56,159 59,974
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,579 2,933 3,553
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.50
10th Percentile £10.76 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.00 £46.88
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +2.78% -5.26% +15.15%

Head of Information Security
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Head of Information Security in England

Head of Information Security
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Head of Information Security in England

Head of Information Security
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Head of Information Security in England over the 6 months to 24 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Head of Information Security in England

Head of Information Security
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Head of Information Security within the England region over the 6 months to 24 January 2018. 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
London -36 17 £700 -1.75% 2
East Midlands - 2 £500 -
Midlands - 2 £500 - 1
South East -20 1 - -
East of England - 1 £700 -
Head of Information Security
UK

Head of Information Security Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 January 2018, Head of Information Security contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region featuring Head of Information Security in the job title.

1 21 (100.00%) Information Security
2 13 (61.90%) Data Protection
3 12 (57.14%) CISM
3 12 (57.14%) CISSP
4 11 (52.38%) GDPR
5 8 (38.10%) CRISC
5 8 (38.10%) CISA
5 8 (38.10%) Risk Management
6 6 (28.57%) Management Information System
7 5 (23.81%) Microsoft
7 5 (23.81%) Incident Management
7 5 (23.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 4 (19.05%) COBIT
8 4 (19.05%) ISMS
8 4 (19.05%) Data Governance
8 4 (19.05%) PKI
8 4 (19.05%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 4 (19.05%) Information Governance
8 4 (19.05%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (19.05%) Cybersecurity
8 4 (19.05%) Vulnerability Management
8 4 (19.05%) Patch Management
8 4 (19.05%) Active Directory
8 4 (19.05%) CA
8 4 (19.05%) C
8 4 (19.05%) Windows
8 4 (19.05%) SAML
8 4 (19.05%) CA Single Sign-On
8 4 (19.05%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (19.05%) Firewall

Head of Information Security Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (9.52%) IaaS
1 2 (9.52%) SaaS
2 1 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (19.05%) Firewall
General
1 4 (19.05%) Advertising
1 4 (19.05%) Publishing
2 2 (9.52%) Finance
3 1 (4.76%) Banking
3 1 (4.76%) Investment Banking
3 1 (4.76%) Legal
3 1 (4.76%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (19.05%) SAML
2 1 (4.76%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 6 (28.57%) Management Information System
2 4 (19.05%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (19.05%) PKI
3 3 (14.29%) Digital Media
4 1 (4.76%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 4 (19.05%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (100.00%) Information Security
2 13 (61.90%) Data Protection
3 8 (38.10%) Risk Management
4 5 (23.81%) Incident Management
5 4 (19.05%) Business Continuity
5 4 (19.05%) Cybersecurity
5 4 (19.05%) Data Governance
5 4 (19.05%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (19.05%) Information Governance
5 4 (19.05%) ISMS
5 4 (19.05%) Patch Management
5 4 (19.05%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (19.05%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 4 (19.05%) Vulnerability Management
6 3 (14.29%) Information Security Management
6 3 (14.29%) Matrix Organization
6 3 (14.29%) Quality Management
6 3 (14.29%) Security Management
6 3 (14.29%) Security Operations
7 2 (9.52%) IT Audit
Programming Languages
1 4 (19.05%) C
Qualifications
1 12 (57.14%) CISM
1 12 (57.14%) CISSP
2 8 (38.10%) CISA
2 8 (38.10%) CRISC
3 3 (14.29%) ISEB
4 2 (9.52%) CISMP
5 1 (4.76%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (52.38%) GDPR
2 5 (23.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (19.05%) COBIT
3 4 (19.05%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 4 (19.05%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (19.05%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 5 (23.81%) Microsoft
2 4 (19.05%) CA