Period
to 9 July 2020

The median contractor rate for a Head of Information was £850 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 9 July 2020.

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
UK
6 months to
9 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 564 818 857
Rank change year-on-year +254 +39 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Head of Information 24 33 39
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.058% 0.035% 0.037%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.062% 0.037% 0.040%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 24 34
Median daily rate £850 £788 £613
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.94% +28.57% +22.50%
10th Percentile £600 £437 £500
90th Percentile £938 £918 £839
UK excluding London median daily rate £875 £613 £550
% change year-on-year +42.86% +11.36% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
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 38,586 88,787 98,666
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.51% 94.56% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,173 58,443 64,489
Median daily rate £475 £470 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.06% +4.44% +5.88%
10th Percentile £256 £266 £268
90th Percentile £660 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £431 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +1.41% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,570 2,936 3,183
Median hourly rate £22.50 £19.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.38% +8.33% -3.86%
10th Percentile £12.02 £11.17 £11.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £51.50 £48.00
Median hourly rate £20.00 £18.06 £17.50
% change year-on-year +10.77% +3.17% -1.52%

Head of Information
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Head of Information in the UK

Head of Information
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Head of Information.

Daily rate trend for Head of Information in the UK

Head of Information
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Head of Information over the 6 months to 9 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Head of Information in the UK

Head of Information
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Head of Information.

Hourly rate trend for Head of Information in the UK

Head of Information
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 within the UK over the 6 months to 9 July 2020. 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 +269 24 £850 +6.25%
UK excluding London +205 15 £875 +42.86%
London +197 7 £800 -5.88%
South East +157 6 £750 +46.34%
South West +90 5 £900 -
North of England +117 4 £900 +44.00%
North West +70 3 £900 +12.50%
Midlands +86 2 £875 +250.00%
West Midlands +76 2 £875 +250.00%
Work from Home - 2 £800 -
Yorkshire +76 1 £600 -2.04%

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

For the 6 months to 9 July 2020, Head of Information contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads featuring Head of Information in the job title.

1 23 (95.83%) Information Security
2 15 (62.50%) Security Management
3 14 (58.33%) Information Security Management
4 13 (54.17%) Management Information System
4 13 (54.17%) Cybersecurity
4 13 (54.17%) ISMS
5 10 (41.67%) Freedom of Information
6 9 (37.50%) Data Protection Act
6 9 (37.50%) Freedom of Information Act
7 8 (33.33%) Finance
8 7 (29.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 5 (20.83%) Data Protection
10 4 (16.67%) Azure
10 4 (16.67%) GDPR
10 4 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
10 4 (16.67%) CISSP
11 3 (12.50%) Software Engineering
11 3 (12.50%) Retail
11 3 (12.50%) Insurtech
11 3 (12.50%) Public Sector
11 3 (12.50%) Security Testing
11 3 (12.50%) SaaS
11 3 (12.50%) E-Commerce
11 3 (12.50%) Software Architecture
12 2 (8.33%) Digital Marketing
12 2 (8.33%) Programme Management
12 2 (8.33%) Manufacturing
12 2 (8.33%) Marketing
12 2 (8.33%) SAP
12 2 (8.33%) Risk Management

Head of Information 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 4 (16.67%) Azure
2 3 (12.50%) SaaS
3 1 (4.17%) AWS
General
1 8 (33.33%) Finance
2 3 (12.50%) Public Sector
2 3 (12.50%) Retail
3 2 (8.33%) Electronics
3 2 (8.33%) Manufacturing
3 2 (8.33%) Marketing
3 2 (8.33%) Telecoms
4 1 (4.17%) Legal
Miscellaneous
1 13 (54.17%) Management Information System
2 10 (41.67%) Freedom of Information
3 9 (37.50%) Data Protection Act
3 9 (37.50%) Freedom of Information Act
4 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.17%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (95.83%) Information Security
2 15 (62.50%) Security Management
3 14 (58.33%) Information Security Management
4 13 (54.17%) Cybersecurity
4 13 (54.17%) ISMS
5 5 (20.83%) Data Protection
6 4 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (12.50%) E-Commerce
7 3 (12.50%) Insurtech
7 3 (12.50%) Security Testing
7 3 (12.50%) Software Architecture
7 3 (12.50%) Software Engineering
8 2 (8.33%) Digital Marketing
8 2 (8.33%) Programme Management
8 2 (8.33%) Risk Management
9 1 (4.17%) Agile Software Development
9 1 (4.17%) Data Security
9 1 (4.17%) ITIL
9 1 (4.17%) Service Delivery
9 1 (4.17%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 4 (16.67%) CISSP
2 1 (4.17%) CISA
2 1 (4.17%) CISM
2 1 (4.17%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (29.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (16.67%) GDPR
3 1 (4.17%) COBIT
3 1 (4.17%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (4.17%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 1 (4.17%) NIST
3 1 (4.17%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 2 (8.33%) SAP