Period
to 16 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Head of Security was £700 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 16 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 Security
England > London
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 593 577 566
Rank change year-on-year -16 -11 +22
Contract jobs requiring a Head of Security 32 11 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.069% 0.026% 0.078%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.073% 0.028% 0.082%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 7 27
London median daily rate £700 £700 £630
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.11% -3.08%
10th Percentile £513 £600 £570
90th Percentile £813 £868 £946
England median daily rate £658 £750 £623
% change year-on-year -12.33% +20.48% -6.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London 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 London. 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
London
Contract vacancies in London with a recognized job title 43,998 39,614 41,671
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.77% 94.95% 95.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 32,007 28,253 29,357
London median daily rate £500 £465 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.53% +3.33% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £275
90th Percentile £669 £640 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 572 557 638
London median hourly rate £19.57 £20.67 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.32% +8.79% +8.57%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.67 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £50.00
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.29 £18.25
% change year-on-year +1.15% +0.22% +10.61%

Head of Security
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Head of Security in London

Head of Security
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Head of Security in London

Head of Security
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Head of Security in London over the 6 months to 16 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Head of Security in London

Head of Security
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Head of Security within the London region over the 6 months to 16 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
Central London -5 5 £775 +6.90% 4
West London - 4 - - 3
Head of Security
England

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

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, Head of Security 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 London region featuring Head of Security in the job title.

1 21 (65.63%) Information Security
2 15 (46.88%) CISSP
2 15 (46.88%) CISM
2 15 (46.88%) Risk Management
3 14 (43.75%) Cybersecurity
4 12 (37.50%) Management Information System
5 10 (31.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 10 (31.25%) Data Protection
6 9 (28.13%) Security Operations
6 9 (28.13%) Security Architecture
7 8 (25.00%) GDPR
7 8 (25.00%) DV Cleared
7 8 (25.00%) Security Cleared
8 7 (21.88%) C
9 6 (18.75%) CISA
9 6 (18.75%) Incident Management
9 6 (18.75%) Matrix Organization
9 6 (18.75%) Strategic Thinking
9 6 (18.75%) CRISC
10 5 (15.63%) Vulnerability Management
10 5 (15.63%) Service Design
10 5 (15.63%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 5 (15.63%) Risk Assessment
10 5 (15.63%) Risk Analysis
10 5 (15.63%) Firewall
10 5 (15.63%) Windows
10 5 (15.63%) Active Directory
11 4 (12.50%) Microsoft
11 4 (12.50%) Finance
11 4 (12.50%) GAAP

Head of Security Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 (3.13%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.25%) IaaS
1 2 (6.25%) SaaS
2 1 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (15.63%) Firewall
2 2 (6.25%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.13%) Internet
General
1 4 (12.50%) Finance
1 4 (12.50%) Military
2 3 (9.38%) Advertising
2 3 (9.38%) Publishing
3 1 (3.13%) Banking
3 1 (3.13%) Legal
3 1 (3.13%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.38%) SAML
2 1 (3.13%) COM
2 1 (3.13%) SailPoint
2 1 (3.13%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 12 (37.50%) Management Information System
2 4 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (9.38%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (9.38%) PKI
4 2 (6.25%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (6.25%) Digital Media
5 1 (3.13%) NHS
5 1 (3.13%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 5 (15.63%) Windows
2 2 (6.25%) Apple iOS
2 2 (6.25%) Linux
2 2 (6.25%) Mac OS X
2 2 (6.25%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (65.63%) Information Security
2 15 (46.88%) Risk Management
3 14 (43.75%) Cybersecurity
4 10 (31.25%) Data Protection
5 9 (28.13%) Security Architecture
5 9 (28.13%) Security Operations
6 6 (18.75%) Incident Management
6 6 (18.75%) Matrix Organization
6 6 (18.75%) Strategic Thinking
7 5 (15.63%) Risk Analysis
7 5 (15.63%) Risk Assessment
7 5 (15.63%) Service Design
7 5 (15.63%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 5 (15.63%) Vulnerability Management
8 4 (12.50%) Earned Value Management
8 4 (12.50%) Knowledge Management
8 4 (12.50%) Line Management
8 4 (12.50%) OSINT
8 4 (12.50%) Performance Management
8 4 (12.50%) Planning and Forecasting
Programming Languages
1 7 (21.88%) C
Qualifications
1 15 (46.88%) CISM
1 15 (46.88%) CISSP
2 8 (25.00%) DV Cleared
2 8 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 6 (18.75%) CISA
3 6 (18.75%) CRISC
4 4 (12.50%) SC Cleared
5 1 (3.13%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (31.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (25.00%) GDPR
3 4 (12.50%) GAAP
3 4 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 3 (9.38%) COBIT
4 3 (9.38%) PMO
System Software
1 5 (15.63%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (9.38%) CA Single Sign-On
2 2 (6.25%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 4 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 3 (9.38%) CA
3 2 (6.25%) Apple
4 1 (3.13%) Cisco
4 1 (3.13%) Progress