Period
to 17 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Head of IT was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 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 Technology
UK
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 793 790 847
Rank change year-on-year -3 +57 -42
Contract jobs requiring a Head of IT 85 104 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.083% 0.098% 0.040%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.087% 0.10% 0.042%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 76 32
UK median daily rate £550 £600 £638
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.33% -5.88% +15.91%
10th Percentile £352 £440 £379
90th Percentile £943 £975 £1,171
UK excluding London median daily rate £485 £613 £475
% change year-on-year -20.82% +28.95% -13.64%
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 97472 100409 109082
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.75% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 64264 65451 69386
UK median daily rate £448 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.29% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2912 3320 4146
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.26 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.77 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +1.54% - +8.29%

Head of IT
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 17 November 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 12 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 6 months to 17 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 79 £550 -4.35% 27
London 0 44 £675 +31.71% 7
UK excluding London +5 38 £485 -20.82% 20
North of England +50 11 £369 -29.81% 4
East of England -18 9 £600 -15.79% 6
North West +18 8 £337 -23.41% 2
South East +5 6 £525 -10.64% 3
West Midlands +22 5 £400 -55.56% 6
Midlands +22 5 £400 -46.67% 7
South West +2 4 £875 +45.83%
North East +64 3 £400 -30.43%
Scotland -10 3 £600 +20.00%

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

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 23 (27.06%) Service Delivery
2 21 (24.71%) Finance
3 19 (22.35%) IT Strategy
4 18 (21.18%) ITIL
5 14 (16.47%) Information Security
6 12 (14.12%) Stakeholder Management
6 12 (14.12%) Windows
6 12 (14.12%) Service Management
7 11 (12.94%) ITSM
7 11 (12.94%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (11.76%) Management Information System
9 9 (10.59%) SharePoint
10 7 (8.24%) Linux
10 7 (8.24%) Project Management
10 7 (8.24%) Security Cleared
10 7 (8.24%) Incident Management
10 7 (8.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 7 (8.24%) DevOps
10 7 (8.24%) Microsoft Azure
11 6 (7.06%) Data Protection
11 6 (7.06%) SC Cleared
11 6 (7.06%) Mentoring
11 6 (7.06%) Windows Server
11 6 (7.06%) Enterprise Architecture
11 6 (7.06%) Retail
11 6 (7.06%) Information Management
11 6 (7.06%) PRINCE2
11 6 (7.06%) Microsoft
12 5 (5.88%) SQL
12 5 (5.88%) Telecoms

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 9 (10.59%) SharePoint
2 5 (5.88%) CMS
3 2 (2.35%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (2.35%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (2.35%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.18%) Confluence
4 1 (1.18%) OpenStack
4 1 (1.18%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (1.18%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (2.35%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.35%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 7 (8.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (4.71%) Dynamics 365
3 4 (4.71%) Office 365
4 1 (1.18%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.35%) Firewall
1 2 (2.35%) Remote Desktop
1 2 (2.35%) Skype
1 2 (2.35%) TCP/IP
1 2 (2.35%) VoIP
2 1 (1.18%) LAN
2 1 (1.18%) Network Security
2 1 (1.18%) SAN
2 1 (1.18%) VPN
2 1 (1.18%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.53%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.35%) EDRMS
2 2 (2.35%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.18%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 5 (5.88%) JIRA
2 4 (4.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 4 (4.71%) Bitbucket
2 4 (4.71%) Git (software)
2 4 (4.71%) Jenkins
3 3 (3.53%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (3.53%) Visual Studio
General
1 21 (24.71%) Finance
2 6 (7.06%) Retail
3 5 (5.88%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.53%) Legal
4 3 (3.53%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.35%) Banking
5 2 (2.35%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.18%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.18%) Back Office
6 1 (1.18%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.18%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.18%) Law
6 1 (1.18%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.71%) .NET
2 1 (1.18%) COM
2 1 (1.18%) Rendezvous
2 1 (1.18%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.76%) Management Information System
2 3 (3.53%) Data Protection Act
2 3 (3.53%) Mobile Computing
2 3 (3.53%) NHS
2 3 (3.53%) Private Cloud
3 2 (2.35%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.35%) EPoS
3 2 (2.35%) User Experience
4 1 (1.18%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.18%) Credit Risk
4 1 (1.18%) Cyber Kill Chain
4 1 (1.18%) FMCG
4 1 (1.18%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.18%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.18%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 12 (14.12%) Windows
2 7 (8.24%) Linux
3 6 (7.06%) Windows Server
4 3 (3.53%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (2.35%) Apple iOS
5 2 (2.35%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (27.06%) Service Delivery
2 19 (22.35%) IT Strategy
3 18 (21.18%) ITIL
4 14 (16.47%) Information Security
5 12 (14.12%) Service Management
5 12 (14.12%) Stakeholder Management
6 11 (12.94%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (12.94%) ITSM
7 7 (8.24%) DevOps
7 7 (8.24%) Incident Management
7 7 (8.24%) Project Management
8 6 (7.06%) Data Protection
8 6 (7.06%) Enterprise Architecture
8 6 (7.06%) Information Management
8 6 (7.06%) Mentoring
8 6 (7.06%) PRINCE2
9 5 (5.88%) Business Continuity
9 5 (5.88%) Customer-Centricity
9 5 (5.88%) Resource Management
9 5 (5.88%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 5 (5.88%) SQL
2 1 (1.18%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (8.24%) Security Cleared
2 6 (7.06%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.53%) CISSP
3 3 (3.53%) Degree
3 3 (3.53%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (2.35%) CISM
4 2 (2.35%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.18%) PMP
5 1 (1.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (4.71%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 3 (3.53%) ISO 9001
4 2 (2.35%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (1.18%) COBIT
5 1 (1.18%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (1.18%) GDPR
5 1 (1.18%) PMO
5 1 (1.18%) QA
5 1 (1.18%) SLA
5 1 (1.18%) Solvency II
System Software
1 4 (4.71%) Active Directory
1 4 (4.71%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.18%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (3.53%) AirWatch
2 1 (1.18%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 6 (7.06%) Microsoft
2 5 (5.88%) VMware
3 4 (4.71%) SAP
3 4 (4.71%) ServiceNow
3 4 (4.71%) Siebel
4 3 (3.53%) Cisco
4 3 (3.53%) HP
5 2 (2.35%) Apple
5 2 (2.35%) Mitel
5 2 (2.35%) NetApp
6 1 (1.18%) Barracuda Networks
6 1 (1.18%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.18%) Juniper
6 1 (1.18%) Kaspersky
6 1 (1.18%) Rackspace
6 1 (1.18%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.18%) Sitecore
6 1 (1.18%) SolarWinds
6 1 (1.18%) Symantec
6 1 (1.18%) TIBCO