The median contractor rate for a Head of Technology was £725 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Head of Technology
England / London
Rank 402 438 418
Rank change year-on-year +36 -20  
Contract jobs requiring a Head of Technology 4 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.021% 0.009% 0.010%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.022% 0.010% 0.010%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 1
Median daily rate £725 £925 £800
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.62% +15.62%  
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 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 18466 21022 19969
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.85% 95.00% 94.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 13132 15064 13780
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 242 284 366
Median hourly rate £23.00 £17.00 £19.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.29% -11.15%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £11.50 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.55 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Head of Technology in London over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Head of Technology in London

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

For the 6 months to 25 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 London region featuring Head of Technology in the job title.

1 6 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (44.44%) DevOps
2 4 (44.44%) Ruby
2 4 (44.44%) Degree
3 3 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (33.33%) Banking
3 3 (33.33%) Python
3 3 (33.33%) Java
3 3 (33.33%) Node.js
3 3 (33.33%) Open Source
4 2 (22.22%) Big Data
4 2 (22.22%) AngularJS
4 2 (22.22%) Analytics
4 2 (22.22%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (22.22%) Data Architecture
4 2 (22.22%) Finance
4 2 (22.22%) IT Strategy
4 2 (22.22%) Mentoring
4 2 (22.22%) Coaching
4 2 (22.22%) User Experience
4 2 (22.22%) People Management
4 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
4 2 (22.22%) C#
4 2 (22.22%) Front Office
4 2 (22.22%) Data Management
4 2 (22.22%) Predictive Analytics
4 2 (22.22%) Mathematics
4 2 (22.22%) Computer Science
5 1 (11.11%) QA
5 1 (11.11%) Matrix Management

Head of Technology Skill Set
Top Related 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 (11.11%) CMS
1 1 (11.11%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) Big Data
2 1 (11.11%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 1 (11.11%) Blockchain
2 1 (11.11%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Git (software)
1 1 (11.11%) git-flow
General
1 3 (33.33%) Banking
2 2 (22.22%) Finance
2 2 (22.22%) Front Office
3 1 (11.11%) Financial Institution
3 1 (11.11%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) Node.js
2 2 (22.22%) AngularJS
3 1 (11.11%) .NET
3 1 (11.11%) HTML
3 1 (11.11%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Computer Science
1 2 (22.22%) User Experience
1 2 (22.22%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (11.11%) Equities
2 1 (11.11%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Debian
1 1 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (44.44%) DevOps
3 3 (33.33%) Open Source
3 3 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (22.22%) Analytics
4 2 (22.22%) Coaching
4 2 (22.22%) Data Architecture
4 2 (22.22%) Data Management
4 2 (22.22%) IT Strategy
4 2 (22.22%) Mathematics
4 2 (22.22%) Mentoring
4 2 (22.22%) People Management
4 2 (22.22%) Predictive Analytics
5 1 (11.11%) Continuous Delivery
5 1 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (11.11%) Cryptocurrency
5 1 (11.11%) Line Management
5 1 (11.11%) Matrix Management
5 1 (11.11%) Microservices
5 1 (11.11%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) Ruby
2 3 (33.33%) Java
2 3 (33.33%) Python
3 2 (22.22%) C#
3 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
4 1 (11.11%) Bash Shell
4 1 (11.11%) C++
4 1 (11.11%) Scala
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
1 1 (11.11%) Red Hat
1 1 (11.11%) Splunk