Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Head of Technology was £750 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 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 Technology
UK
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 880 865 872
Rank change year-on-year -15 +7 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Head of Technology 9 21 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.009% 0.020% 0.028%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.009% 0.021% 0.029%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 14 28
UK median daily rate £750 £775 £750
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.23% +3.33% +64.75%
10th Percentile £456 £520 £521
90th Percentile £938 £950 £950
UK excluding London median daily rate £750 £700 £750
% change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% +85.08%
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 96790 100139 109026
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.77% 94.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 63814 65329 69364
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 £392 £375
% change year-on-year +1.98% +4.60% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2894 3317 4130
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 £47.25 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.74 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +1.37% - +8.29%

Head of Technology
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Head of Technology over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Head of Technology in the UK

Head of Technology
Top 9 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 Technology within the UK over the 6 months to 18 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 +29 8 £750 -3.23% 10
UK excluding London +30 7 £750 +7.14% 4
Midlands - 3 £450 - 1
London -15 2 £700 -22.22% 6
South West - 2 £813 -
West Midlands - 2 - - 1
South East +14 1 £750 +57.89% 2
East Midlands - 1 £450 -
Scotland - 1 - -

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

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 (44.44%) Finance
2 2 (22.22%) Big Data
2 2 (22.22%) DevOps
2 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (22.22%) Retail
2 2 (22.22%) User Experience
2 2 (22.22%) Telecoms
3 1 (11.11%) Data Centre
3 1 (11.11%) Data Centre Operations
3 1 (11.11%) DBS Check
3 1 (11.11%) Service Design
3 1 (11.11%) Prototyping
3 1 (11.11%) IT Strategy
3 1 (11.11%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (11.11%) Banking
3 1 (11.11%) VMware
3 1 (11.11%) IVR
3 1 (11.11%) Aerospace
3 1 (11.11%) Manufacturing
3 1 (11.11%) Java
3 1 (11.11%) .NET
3 1 (11.11%) Client/Server
3 1 (11.11%) WAN
3 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 1 (11.11%) Citrix
3 1 (11.11%) SAN
3 1 (11.11%) Pharmaceutical

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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) SAN
1 1 (11.11%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) Big Data
General
1 4 (44.44%) Finance
2 2 (22.22%) Retail
2 2 (22.22%) Telecoms
3 1 (11.11%) Aerospace
3 1 (11.11%) Banking
3 1 (11.11%) Manufacturing
3 1 (11.11%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) User Experience
2 1 (11.11%) Client/Server
2 1 (11.11%) Data Centre
2 1 (11.11%) Enterprise Storage
2 1 (11.11%) FMCG
2 1 (11.11%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (11.11%) IVR
2 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
2 1 (11.11%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (22.22%) DevOps
1 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (11.11%) Business Transformation
2 1 (11.11%) Coaching
2 1 (11.11%) Data Centre Operations
2 1 (11.11%) Data Visualisation
2 1 (11.11%) Identity Management
2 1 (11.11%) IT Strategy
2 1 (11.11%) Logistics
2 1 (11.11%) Mentoring
2 1 (11.11%) Prototyping
2 1 (11.11%) Resource Management
2 1 (11.11%) Risk Management
2 1 (11.11%) Service Design
2 1 (11.11%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) DBS Check
1 1 (11.11%) DV Cleared
1 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
1 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Cisco
1 1 (11.11%) Citrix
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
1 1 (11.11%) VMware