The median contractor rate for a Head of Security was £700 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 29 April 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 Security
England / London
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 412 403 422
Rank change year-on-year -9 +19  
Contract jobs requiring a Head of Security 2 35 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.010% 0.15% 0.009%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.010% 0.16% 0.009%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 29 1
Median daily rate £700 £600 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.66% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £900 £550 -
% change year-on-year +63.63% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £82.50 -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in London. 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
London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 19488 21879 21280
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.68% 94.99% 94.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 13911 15818 14611
Median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +2.77%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year +1.01% +5.60%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 237 251 381
Median hourly rate £20.50 £17.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.14% -7.89%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.83
% change year-on-year - +4.01%  

Head of Security
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London that featured Head of Security in the job title.

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 April 2017, 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 4 (66.67%) Information Security
2 2 (33.33%) Network Security
2 2 (33.33%) C
2 2 (33.33%) SAN
2 2 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (33.33%) Firewall
2 2 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (16.67%) Identity Management
3 1 (16.67%) Security Management
3 1 (16.67%) OpenStack
3 1 (16.67%) NetScaler
3 1 (16.67%) Mobile App
3 1 (16.67%) Database Security
3 1 (16.67%) Mobile Payment
3 1 (16.67%) Retail
3 1 (16.67%) Ethical Hacking
3 1 (16.67%) CEH
3 1 (16.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 1 (16.67%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (16.67%) SANS
3 1 (16.67%) Contactless
3 1 (16.67%) Internal Audit
3 1 (16.67%) Data Loss Prevention
3 1 (16.67%) Software-Defined Networking
3 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (16.67%) Apple Swift
3 1 (16.67%) Identity Access Management
3 1 (16.67%) Objective-C
3 1 (16.67%) VMware

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 (16.67%) OpenStack
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) Firewall
1 2 (33.33%) Network Security
1 2 (33.33%) SAN
2 1 (16.67%) NAS
2 1 (16.67%) NetScaler
2 1 (16.67%) Software-Defined Networking
2 1 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
1 1 (16.67%) Retail
1 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (16.67%) Contactless
2 1 (16.67%) EMV
2 1 (16.67%) Mobile App
2 1 (16.67%) Mobile Payment
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Information Security
2 2 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
2 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (16.67%) Change Management
3 1 (16.67%) Data Loss Prevention
3 1 (16.67%) Data Protection
3 1 (16.67%) Ethical Hacking
3 1 (16.67%) Identity Access Management
3 1 (16.67%) Identity Management
3 1 (16.67%) Incident Management
3 1 (16.67%) Internal Audit
3 1 (16.67%) ISMS
3 1 (16.67%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Risk Assessment
3 1 (16.67%) Security Architecture
3 1 (16.67%) Security Management
3 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
3 1 (16.67%) Validation
3 1 (16.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 1 (16.67%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) C
2 1 (16.67%) Apple Swift
2 1 (16.67%) Java
2 1 (16.67%) Objective-C
2 1 (16.67%) Python
2 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) CEH
1 1 (16.67%) CISM
1 1 (16.67%) CISSP
1 1 (16.67%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
1 1 (16.67%) Hyper-V
1 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (16.67%) VMware Workstation
1 1 (16.67%) XenApp
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Citrix
1 1 (16.67%) VMware