The median contractor rate for a Head of Technology was - per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 22 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 Technology
UK
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 642 633
Contract jobs requiring a Head of Technology 0 3 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK - 0.006% 0.018%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.006% 0.019%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 7
Median daily rate - £700 £650
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.69%  
UK excluding London median daily rate - £588 £650
% change year-on-year - -9.61%  
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 44408 51163 53304
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.74% 94.88% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 28718 33369 33474
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 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £572
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £373
% change year-on-year - +7.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1380 1506 2056
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 £11.57 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Head of Technology
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Head of Technology in the UK

Head of Technology
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Head of Technology in the UK

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

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, Head of Technology 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 Technology in the job title.

1 4 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (37.50%) Finance
3 2 (25.00%) Degree
3 2 (25.00%) Predictive Analytics
3 2 (25.00%) Data Management
3 2 (25.00%) Mathematics
3 2 (25.00%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (25.00%) Data Architecture
3 2 (25.00%) Open Source
3 2 (25.00%) Process Improvement
3 2 (25.00%) Big Data
3 2 (25.00%) Analytics
3 2 (25.00%) DevOps
4 1 (12.50%) Cryptocurrency
4 1 (12.50%) Blockchain
4 1 (12.50%) IT Strategy
4 1 (12.50%) SaaS
4 1 (12.50%) Bash Shell
4 1 (12.50%) Waterfall
4 1 (12.50%) Product Management
4 1 (12.50%) QA
4 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (12.50%) Cryptography
4 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
4 1 (12.50%) Ruby
4 1 (12.50%) TDD
4 1 (12.50%) Banking
4 1 (12.50%) Retail
4 1 (12.50%) CMS

Head of Technology 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 1 (12.50%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) Big Data
2 1 (12.50%) Blockchain
General
1 3 (37.50%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Banking
2 1 (12.50%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Debian
1 1 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (25.00%) Analytics
2 2 (25.00%) Data Architecture
2 2 (25.00%) Data Management
2 2 (25.00%) DevOps
2 2 (25.00%) Mathematics
2 2 (25.00%) Open Source
2 2 (25.00%) Predictive Analytics
2 2 (25.00%) Process Improvement
3 1 (12.50%) Change Management
3 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (12.50%) Cryptocurrency
3 1 (12.50%) Cryptography
3 1 (12.50%) IT Strategy
3 1 (12.50%) Product Management
3 1 (12.50%) Scrum
3 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
3 1 (12.50%) TDD
3 1 (12.50%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) Bash Shell
1 1 (12.50%) Python
1 1 (12.50%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
1 1 (12.50%) Red Hat