The median contractor rate for a Head of Technology was - per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 22 June 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 Technology
England / London
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 430 425
Contract jobs requiring a Head of Technology 0 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London - 0.005% 0.013%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.005% 0.014%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 3
Median daily rate - £1,000 £675
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +48.14%  
UK excluding London median daily rate - £588 £650
% change year-on-year - -9.61%  
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 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 19665 20680 22203
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.86% 95.26% 94.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 14033 15001 15472
Median daily rate £500 £463 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.10% +3.93%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £605
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £373
% change year-on-year - +7.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 251 230 384
Median hourly rate £19.82 £18.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.11% -3.74%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £43.57 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Head of Technology
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Head of Technology in London

Head of Technology
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Head of Technology in London

Head of Technology Skill Set
Top 29 Co-occurring IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 London region featuring Head of Technology in the job title.

1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (50.00%) Data Management
2 2 (50.00%) Degree
2 2 (50.00%) Predictive Analytics
2 2 (50.00%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (50.00%) Data Architecture
2 2 (50.00%) Open Source
2 2 (50.00%) Big Data
2 2 (50.00%) Analytics
2 2 (50.00%) Mathematics
3 1 (25.00%) QA
3 1 (25.00%) DevOps
3 1 (25.00%) Cryptocurrency
3 1 (25.00%) Blockchain
3 1 (25.00%) Bash Shell
3 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (25.00%) Cryptography
3 1 (25.00%) Ruby
3 1 (25.00%) CMS
3 1 (25.00%) Debian
3 1 (25.00%) Banking
3 1 (25.00%) .NET
3 1 (25.00%) Linux
3 1 (25.00%) Python
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) Red Hat
3 1 (25.00%) Change Management
3 1 (25.00%) Finance

Head of Technology 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 (25.00%) CMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) Big Data
2 1 (25.00%) Blockchain
General
1 1 (25.00%) Banking
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Debian
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) Analytics
2 2 (50.00%) Data Architecture
2 2 (50.00%) Data Management
2 2 (50.00%) Mathematics
2 2 (50.00%) Open Source
2 2 (50.00%) Predictive Analytics
2 2 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (25.00%) Change Management
3 1 (25.00%) Cryptocurrency
3 1 (25.00%) Cryptography
3 1 (25.00%) DevOps
3 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) Bash Shell
1 1 (25.00%) Python
1 1 (25.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (25.00%) Red Hat