The median contractor rate for a Head of IT was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Head of Information Technology
UK
Rank 578 593 607
Rank change year-on-year +15 +14  
Contract jobs requiring a Head of IT 31 48 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.069% 0.090% 0.030%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.073% 0.095% 0.032%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 32 11
Median daily rate £600 £598 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.41% +13.80%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £389 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £838 £850 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £600 £550 £525
% change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £32.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 - -

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 42399 50658 50465
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.80% 95.19% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27502 32772 30486
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1497 1585 2011
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £11.44 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

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 26 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Head of IT.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Head of IT in the UK

Head of IT
Top 25 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 26 March 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 +24 31 £600 +0.84% 16
London +23 14 £550 -8.33% 5
South East +29 7 £675 +38.46% 4
West Midlands +10 3 £525 -4.54% 1
Yorkshire - 3 £600 - 1
Leeds - 3 £600 -
West Yorkshire - 3 £600 - 1
Kent - 3 - - 1
North West +22 1 - - 3
Manchester +11 1 - - 2
Crawley +7 1 - -
South West +3 1 £375 +15.38%
West Sussex +2 1 - -
Birmingham +1 1 £600 +9.09% 1
East Midlands +1 1 £700 - 1
Berkshire - 1 £500 - 1
Bristol - 1 £375 -
Staffordshire - 1 £450 -
Worcestershire - 1 - -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £700 -
Worcester - 1 - -
Hillingdon - 1 - -
Wimbledon - 1 £365 -
Reading - 1 £500 -
Nottingham - 1 £700 -

Head of IT Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 21 (30.00%) Project Management
1 21 (30.00%) IT Strategy
2 15 (21.43%) ITIL
3 13 (18.57%) Service Delivery
3 13 (18.57%) Finance
4 8 (11.43%) Software Engineering
4 8 (11.43%) Business Analysis
4 8 (11.43%) PRINCE2
5 7 (10.00%) Management Information System
5 7 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (8.57%) Banking
6 6 (8.57%) Retail
6 6 (8.57%) VMware
6 6 (8.57%) VMware Infrastructure
6 6 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (7.14%) Data Centre
7 5 (7.14%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 5 (7.14%) Strategic Planning
7 5 (7.14%) Service Management
7 5 (7.14%) Telecoms
8 4 (5.71%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (5.71%) Firewall
8 4 (5.71%) ITSM
8 4 (5.71%) Change Management
8 4 (5.71%) E-Commerce
8 4 (5.71%) LAN
8 4 (5.71%) CRM
8 4 (5.71%) Supplier Management
8 4 (5.71%) Programme Management
8 4 (5.71%) Information Security

Head of IT Skill Set
Top Related 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 3 (4.29%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.43%) Confluence
2 1 (1.43%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (1.43%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.43%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (1.43%) MS Project
1 1 (1.43%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.43%) LongView
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.43%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.43%) IaaS
2 1 (1.43%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.71%) Firewall
1 4 (5.71%) LAN
2 3 (4.29%) Internet
2 3 (4.29%) VLAN
2 3 (4.29%) Wireless
2 3 (4.29%) WLAN
3 2 (2.86%) Intranet
3 2 (2.86%) Network Security
4 1 (1.43%) MPLS
4 1 (1.43%) NAS
4 1 (1.43%) NetScaler
4 1 (1.43%) SAN
4 1 (1.43%) Software-Defined Networking
4 1 (1.43%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.43%) WAN
4 1 (1.43%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.43%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (1.43%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.43%) JIRA
General
1 13 (18.57%) Finance
2 6 (8.57%) Banking
2 6 (8.57%) Retail
3 5 (7.14%) Telecoms
4 3 (4.29%) Local Government
5 2 (2.86%) Legal
5 2 (2.86%) Marketing
6 1 (1.43%) Back Office
6 1 (1.43%) Front Office
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.00%) Management Information System
2 6 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (7.14%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.86%) Client/Server
4 2 (2.86%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.86%) Fat Client
4 2 (2.86%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.43%) CMDB
5 1 (1.43%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.43%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.43%) EPoS
5 1 (1.43%) Mobile Computing
5 1 (1.43%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.29%) Linux
1 3 (4.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (30.00%) IT Strategy
1 21 (30.00%) Project Management
2 15 (21.43%) ITIL
3 13 (18.57%) Service Delivery
4 8 (11.43%) Business Analysis
4 8 (11.43%) PRINCE2
4 8 (11.43%) Software Engineering
5 7 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (7.14%) Service Management
6 5 (7.14%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 5 (7.14%) Strategic Planning
7 4 (5.71%) Change Management
7 4 (5.71%) CRM
7 4 (5.71%) E-Commerce
7 4 (5.71%) Information Security
7 4 (5.71%) ITSM
7 4 (5.71%) Programme Management
7 4 (5.71%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (5.71%) Supplier Management
8 3 (4.29%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.86%) C
2 1 (1.43%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (4.29%) ITIL Certification
1 3 (4.29%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.86%) Degree
2 2 (2.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (1.43%) CCNA
3 1 (1.43%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.43%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (1.43%) JNCIA
3 1 (1.43%) MCSE
3 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.43%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.71%) PMO
2 3 (4.29%) SLA
3 1 (1.43%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.43%) QA
3 1 (1.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (8.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (5.71%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.86%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.43%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (1.43%) XenApp
Vendors
1 6 (8.57%) VMware
2 2 (2.86%) Citrix
3 1 (1.43%) CA Agile Central
3 1 (1.43%) Cisco
3 1 (1.43%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.43%) Northgate
3 1 (1.43%) Orchard
3 1 (1.43%) SAP
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