Period
to 25 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Head of Information Security was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 25 November 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 Information Security
UK
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 860 875 907
Rank change year-on-year +15 +32 -56
Contract jobs requiring a Head of Information Security 13 11 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.013% 0.011% 0.005%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.013% 0.011% 0.006%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 12 2
UK median daily rate £600 £713 £469
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.79% +52.00% -20.21%
10th Percentile £475 £606 £412
90th Percentile £725 £874 £541
UK excluding London median daily rate £600 £675 £469
% change year-on-year -11.11% +44.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 97016 99195 108573
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.76% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 64030 64673 69073
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2877 3313 4123
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.05
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.86% -0.28% +9.39%
10th Percentile £10.94 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.25 £45.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.77
% change year-on-year - -1.52% +9.96%

Head of Information Security
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Head of Information Security in the UK

Head of Information Security
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Head of Information Security in the UK

Head of Information Security
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Head of Information Security over the 6 months to 25 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Head of Information Security in the UK

Head of Information Security
Top 11 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Head of Information Security within the UK over the 6 months to 25 November 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
England +7 11 £650 -8.77% 2
UK excluding London +53 7 £600 -11.11% 2
London -15 6 £700 -16.42% 1
Midlands +27 2 £550 -18.52%
Scotland - 2 £600 - 1
West Midlands +27 1 £600 -11.11%
South East -4 1 - -
East of England - 1 £700 -
North East - 1 £500 - 1
East Midlands - 1 £500 -
North of England - 1 £500 - 1

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

For the 6 months to 25 November 2017, Head of Information 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 featuring Head of Information Security in the job title.

1 13 (100.00%) Information Security
2 7 (53.85%) Data Protection
3 5 (38.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (38.46%) CISSP
3 5 (38.46%) GDPR
4 4 (30.77%) C
4 4 (30.77%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (30.77%) COBIT
4 4 (30.77%) ISMS
4 4 (30.77%) Information Assurance
5 3 (23.08%) CISM
5 3 (23.08%) SANS
5 3 (23.08%) Security Operations
5 3 (23.08%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 3 (23.08%) Matrix Organization
6 2 (15.38%) CREST Certified
6 2 (15.38%) IaaS
6 2 (15.38%) Information Governance
6 2 (15.38%) Management Information System
6 2 (15.38%) Risk Management
6 2 (15.38%) GIAC
6 2 (15.38%) B2C
6 2 (15.38%) PRINCE2
6 2 (15.38%) NHS
6 2 (15.38%) PRINCE
6 2 (15.38%) Project Management
6 2 (15.38%) ISEB
6 2 (15.38%) SaaS
6 2 (15.38%) Retail
6 2 (15.38%) Cryptography

Head of Information Security Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (15.38%) IaaS
1 2 (15.38%) SaaS
2 1 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
General
1 2 (15.38%) Retail
2 1 (7.69%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Management Information System
1 2 (15.38%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (100.00%) Information Security
2 7 (53.85%) Data Protection
3 4 (30.77%) Information Assurance
3 4 (30.77%) ISMS
3 4 (30.77%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (23.08%) Matrix Organization
4 3 (23.08%) Security Operations
5 2 (15.38%) B2C
5 2 (15.38%) Cryptography
5 2 (15.38%) Ethical Hacking
5 2 (15.38%) Information Governance
5 2 (15.38%) Information Management
5 2 (15.38%) PRINCE
5 2 (15.38%) PRINCE2
5 2 (15.38%) Project Management
5 2 (15.38%) Risk Management
6 1 (7.69%) Data Privacy
6 1 (7.69%) E-Commerce
6 1 (7.69%) Incident Management
6 1 (7.69%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (38.46%) CISSP
2 3 (23.08%) CISM
2 3 (23.08%) SANS
3 2 (15.38%) CEH
3 2 (15.38%) CREST Certified
3 2 (15.38%) GIAC
3 2 (15.38%) ISEB
4 1 (7.69%) CISMP
4 1 (7.69%) GISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (38.46%) GDPR
1 5 (38.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (30.77%) COBIT
3 3 (23.08%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
Vendors
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft