The median contractor rate for a Head of IT was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 24 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 Information Technology
UK
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 576 583 614
Rank change year-on-year +7 +31  
Contract jobs requiring a Head of IT 25 61 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.054% 0.11% 0.057%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.057% 0.12% 0.060%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 43 19
Median daily rate £600 £600 £600
90% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £438 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £865 £870 £985
UK excluding London median daily rate £588 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +11.90% -  
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. 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
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 43829 51011 53185
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.75% 94.87% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28353 33254 33375
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1353 1511 2053
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

Head of IT
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Head of IT in the UK

Head of IT
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Head of IT in the UK

Head of IT
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Head of IT over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Head of IT in the UK

Head of IT
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Head of IT.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Head of IT in the UK

Head of IT
Top 27 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 IT within the UK over the 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +25 23 £613 -2.00% 22
London +1 8 £825 +10.00% 7
South East +31 4 £600 +9.09% 5
East of England -2 4 £663 -8.62% 1
Scotland +34 2 £550 +10.00%
West Midlands +26 2 £513 -26.78% 1
Edinburgh +14 2 £550 +10.00%
Suffolk - 2 £713 -
Ipswich - 2 £713 -
Nottinghamshire - 2 £375 - 1
East Midlands - 2 £375 - 1
Berkshire +22 1 - - 1
Yorkshire +16 1 £500 -18.36% 3
Birmingham +14 1 £625 -44.44% 1
South West +4 1 - -
South Yorkshire +4 1 £500 +33.33% 3
Surrey +3 1 £600 -
Luton -4 1 £600 -7.69%
Doncaster -6 1 £500 - 1
Bedfordshire -7 1 £600 -7.69% 1
Cambridgeshire - 1 £725 -
Guildford - 1 £600 -
Reading - 1 - - 1
Cambridge - 1 £725 -
Burford - 1 - -
Coventry - 1 £400 -
Oxfordshire - 1 - -

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

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, Head of IT 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 IT in the job title.

1 17 (29.82%) IT Strategy
2 10 (17.54%) ITIL
2 10 (17.54%) Retail
3 9 (15.79%) Finance
3 9 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management
3 9 (15.79%) Service Delivery
4 8 (14.04%) Programme Delivery
5 7 (12.28%) Project Management
5 7 (12.28%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (8.77%) EPoS
6 5 (8.77%) E-Commerce
6 5 (8.77%) Telecoms
7 4 (7.02%) Capacity Management
7 4 (7.02%) SAP
7 4 (7.02%) Service Management
7 4 (7.02%) Change Management
7 4 (7.02%) Banking
7 4 (7.02%) Asset Management
7 4 (7.02%) Information Security
7 4 (7.02%) Programme Management
7 4 (7.02%) PMO
8 3 (5.26%) Service Design
8 3 (5.26%) Management Information System
8 3 (5.26%) Supplier Management
8 3 (5.26%) PRINCE2
8 3 (5.26%) B2C
8 3 (5.26%) Microsoft
8 3 (5.26%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 3 (5.26%) Data Protection
8 3 (5.26%) Resource Management

Head of IT 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (3.51%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.75%) Confluence
2 1 (1.75%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (1.75%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.75%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.75%) Office 365
2 1 (1.75%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.51%) Network Security
1 2 (3.51%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (1.75%) Firewall
2 1 (1.75%) Internet
2 1 (1.75%) Intranet
2 1 (1.75%) MPLS
2 1 (1.75%) NAS
2 1 (1.75%) NetScaler
2 1 (1.75%) SAN
2 1 (1.75%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.75%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.75%) JIRA
General
1 10 (17.54%) Retail
2 9 (15.79%) Finance
3 5 (8.77%) Telecoms
4 4 (7.02%) Banking
5 2 (3.51%) Back Office
5 2 (3.51%) Local Government
5 2 (3.51%) Marketing
6 1 (1.75%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.75%) CGI
1 1 (1.75%) COM
1 1 (1.75%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.77%) EPoS
2 3 (5.26%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.51%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.75%) CCTV
4 1 (1.75%) CMDB
4 1 (1.75%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.75%) Mobile Computing
4 1 (1.75%) User Experience
4 1 (1.75%) Virtual Team
4 1 (1.75%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.75%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (29.82%) IT Strategy
2 10 (17.54%) ITIL
3 9 (15.79%) Service Delivery
3 9 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management
4 8 (14.04%) Programme Delivery
5 7 (12.28%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (12.28%) Project Management
6 5 (8.77%) E-Commerce
7 4 (7.02%) Asset Management
7 4 (7.02%) Capacity Management
7 4 (7.02%) Change Management
7 4 (7.02%) Information Security
7 4 (7.02%) Programme Management
7 4 (7.02%) Service Management
8 3 (5.26%) Data Protection
8 3 (5.26%) PRINCE2
8 3 (5.26%) Resource Management
8 3 (5.26%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 3 (5.26%) Strategic Planning
8 3 (5.26%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.75%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (3.51%) Degree
1 2 (3.51%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (1.75%) CISM
2 1 (1.75%) CISSP
2 1 (1.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (1.75%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.02%) PMO
2 3 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.75%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.75%) GDPR
3 1 (1.75%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (3.51%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.75%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.75%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.75%) VMware Workstation
2 1 (1.75%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (1.75%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 4 (7.02%) SAP
2 3 (5.26%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.51%) VMware
4 1 (1.75%) CA Agile Central
4 1 (1.75%) Citrix
4 1 (1.75%) CyberArk
4 1 (1.75%) Northgate
4 1 (1.75%) Orchard
4 1 (1.75%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.75%) Symantec