The median contractor rate for a Head of Technology was £875 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Head of Technology
UK / England
Rank 566 608 589
Rank change year-on-year +42 -19  
Contract jobs requiring a Head of Technology 8 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.019% 0.010% 0.010%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.020% 0.011% 0.011%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 2
Median daily rate £875 £850 £625
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +36.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £425 £485
10% offered a daily rate of more than £1,250 £930 £765
UK excluding London median daily rate £1,000 £425 £450
% change year-on-year +135.29% -5.55%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 39117 46709 45844
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.82% 95.22% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 25478 30619 28162
Median daily rate £433 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.76% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1362 1457 1852
Median hourly rate £18.50 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.33% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.32 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Head of Technology
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England that featured Head of Technology in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Head of Technology in England

Head of Technology
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Head of Technology in England

Head of Technology
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Head of Technology in England over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Head of Technology in England

Head of Technology
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 Technology within the England region over the 3 months to 26 March 2017. 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 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
London +32 4 £725 -21.62% 1
South East - 3 £1,150 - 1
North West - 1 £800 - 1
Head of Technology
UK

Head of Technology Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, Head of Technology 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 England region featuring Head of Technology in the job title.

1 7 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (31.25%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (31.25%) DevOps
3 4 (25.00%) IT Strategy
3 4 (25.00%) Finance
3 4 (25.00%) Ruby
3 4 (25.00%) Degree
4 3 (18.75%) Open Source
4 3 (18.75%) Banking
4 3 (18.75%) Java
4 3 (18.75%) Python
4 3 (18.75%) Node.js
5 2 (12.50%) Mentoring
5 2 (12.50%) Coaching
5 2 (12.50%) User Experience
5 2 (12.50%) People Management
5 2 (12.50%) C#
5 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
5 2 (12.50%) E-Commerce
5 2 (12.50%) Retail
5 2 (12.50%) Data Management
5 2 (12.50%) TDD
5 2 (12.50%) Scrum
5 2 (12.50%) Front Office
5 2 (12.50%) Process Improvement
5 2 (12.50%) Big Data
5 2 (12.50%) AngularJS
5 2 (12.50%) Analytics
5 2 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (12.50%) Video Conferencing

Head of Technology Skill Set
Top Related 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.25%) CMS
1 1 (6.25%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) Big Data
2 1 (6.25%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 1 (6.25%) Blockchain
2 1 (6.25%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Git (software)
1 1 (6.25%) git-flow
General
1 4 (25.00%) Finance
2 3 (18.75%) Banking
3 2 (12.50%) Front Office
3 2 (12.50%) Retail
4 1 (6.25%) Financial Institution
4 1 (6.25%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) Node.js
2 2 (12.50%) AngularJS
3 1 (6.25%) .NET
3 1 (6.25%) HTML
3 1 (6.25%) RESTful
3 1 (6.25%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Computer Science
1 2 (12.50%) User Experience
1 2 (12.50%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (6.25%) Driving Licence
2 1 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (6.25%) Equities
2 1 (6.25%) Fixed Income
2 1 (6.25%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Debian
1 1 (6.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (31.25%) DevOps
2 5 (31.25%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (25.00%) IT Strategy
4 3 (18.75%) Open Source
5 2 (12.50%) Analytics
5 2 (12.50%) Coaching
5 2 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (12.50%) Data Architecture
5 2 (12.50%) Data Management
5 2 (12.50%) E-Commerce
5 2 (12.50%) Mathematics
5 2 (12.50%) Mentoring
5 2 (12.50%) People Management
5 2 (12.50%) Predictive Analytics
5 2 (12.50%) Process Improvement
5 2 (12.50%) Scrum
5 2 (12.50%) TDD
6 1 (6.25%) Cybersecurity
6 1 (6.25%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 4 (25.00%) Ruby
2 3 (18.75%) Java
2 3 (18.75%) Python
3 2 (12.50%) C#
3 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
4 1 (6.25%) Bash Shell
4 1 (6.25%) C++
4 1 (6.25%) Scala
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) Degree
2 1 (6.25%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) QA
1 1 (6.25%) SLA
Vendors
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
1 1 (6.25%) Red Hat
1 1 (6.25%) Splunk