Period
to 25 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Head of Security was £650 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 25 July 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
6 months to
25 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 578 569 591
Rank change year-on-year -9 +22 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Head of Security 6 38 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.014% 0.084% 0.028%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.015% 0.088% 0.029%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 31 11
London median daily rate £650 £600 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% +26.32% -
10th Percentile £605 £525 £338
90th Percentile £695 £700 £650
England median daily rate £600 £600 £475
% change year-on-year - +26.32% -11.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England 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 39807 43218 44188
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.96% 95.11% 94.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 28316 31092 30671
London median daily rate £475 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £305 £286 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £638
England median daily rate £440 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 512 491 769
London median hourly rate £21.00 £19.00 £19.52
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.53% -2.64% +11.51%
10th Percentile £12.37 £10.75 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.25 £53.05
England median hourly rate £18.10 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -4.74% +8.57% +2.94%

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
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 25 July 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
Central London +6 1 £650 -7.14% 1
Head of Security
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 3 (50.00%) Information Security
2 2 (33.33%) CISSP
2 2 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (33.33%) CISM
2 2 (33.33%) Firewall
2 2 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
2 2 (33.33%) Cyber Attack
2 2 (33.33%) Fintech
2 2 (33.33%) Security Operations
2 2 (33.33%) Security Operations Centre
2 2 (33.33%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
2 2 (33.33%) Threat Intelligence
3 1 (16.67%) SANS
3 1 (16.67%) Contactless
3 1 (16.67%) Digital Transformation Programme
3 1 (16.67%) Vulnerability Scanning
3 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
3 1 (16.67%) Apple Swift
3 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (16.67%) Objective-C
3 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
3 1 (16.67%) ISMS
3 1 (16.67%) Information Assurance
3 1 (16.67%) Security Architecture
3 1 (16.67%) Mobile App
3 1 (16.67%) Mobile Payment
3 1 (16.67%) SAN
3 1 (16.67%) EMV
3 1 (16.67%) NHS

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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) Firewall
2 1 (16.67%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (16.67%) LAN
2 1 (16.67%) SAN
2 1 (16.67%) VPN
2 1 (16.67%) WAN
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Cyber Attack
1 2 (33.33%) Fintech
1 2 (33.33%) Security Operations Centre
2 1 (16.67%) Contactless
2 1 (16.67%) EMV
2 1 (16.67%) Mobile App
2 1 (16.67%) Mobile Payment
2 1 (16.67%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Information Security
2 2 (33.33%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
2 2 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
2 2 (33.33%) Security Operations
2 2 (33.33%) Threat Intelligence
3 1 (16.67%) Digital Transformation Programme
3 1 (16.67%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (16.67%) Ethical Hacking
3 1 (16.67%) Information Assurance
3 1 (16.67%) Information Management
3 1 (16.67%) ISMS
3 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
3 1 (16.67%) PRINCE
3 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
3 1 (16.67%) Project Management
3 1 (16.67%) Security Architecture
3 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
3 1 (16.67%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) Apple Swift
1 1 (16.67%) C
1 1 (16.67%) Java
1 1 (16.67%) Objective-C
1 1 (16.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) CISM
1 2 (33.33%) CISSP
2 1 (16.67%) CEH
2 1 (16.67%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
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