The median contractor rate for a Head of Technology was £825 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 29 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.

Head of Technology
UK
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 599 643 620
Rank change year-on-year +44 -23  
Contract jobs requiring a Head of Technology 6 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.013% 0.009% 0.009%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.014% 0.010% 0.010%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 2
Median daily rate £825 £850 £625
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% +36.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £425 £485
10% offered a daily rate of more than £885 £930 £765
UK excluding London median daily rate £825 £425 £450
% change year-on-year +94.11% -5.55%  
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 42875 51263 50687
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.79% 95.24% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27839 33245 30600
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 1489 1590 2025
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.83 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Head of Technology over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Head of Technology in the UK

Head of Technology
Top 7 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 3 months to 29 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 +50 6 £825 -2.94% 6
London +33 4 £725 -21.62% 2
Southampton - 1 £850 -
Manchester - 1 £800 - 1
Hampshire - 1 £850 -
South East - 1 £850 - 1
North West - 1 £800 - 1

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

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 6 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (28.57%) DevOps
3 3 (21.43%) IT Strategy
3 3 (21.43%) Finance
3 3 (21.43%) Degree
3 3 (21.43%) Ruby
4 2 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (14.29%) Retail
4 2 (14.29%) Data Management
4 2 (14.29%) Open Source
4 2 (14.29%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (14.29%) Data Architecture
4 2 (14.29%) Node.js
4 2 (14.29%) Process Improvement
4 2 (14.29%) Big Data
4 2 (14.29%) Coaching
4 2 (14.29%) Predictive Analytics
4 2 (14.29%) Mathematics
4 2 (14.29%) Scrum
4 2 (14.29%) TDD
4 2 (14.29%) Python
4 2 (14.29%) C#
4 2 (14.29%) Java
4 2 (14.29%) E-Commerce
4 2 (14.29%) Analytics
5 1 (7.14%) Cybersecurity
5 1 (7.14%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (7.14%) Line Management
5 1 (7.14%) Mentoring

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 (7.14%) CMS
1 1 (7.14%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) Big Data
2 1 (7.14%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Git (software)
1 1 (7.14%) git-flow
General
1 3 (21.43%) Finance
2 2 (14.29%) Retail
3 1 (7.14%) Banking
3 1 (7.14%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) Node.js
2 1 (7.14%) .NET
2 1 (7.14%) AngularJS
2 1 (7.14%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
2 1 (7.14%) Driving Licence
2 1 (7.14%) Equities
2 1 (7.14%) Fixed Income
2 1 (7.14%) Security Operations Centre
2 1 (7.14%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Debian
1 1 (7.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (28.57%) DevOps
2 4 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (21.43%) IT Strategy
4 2 (14.29%) Analytics
4 2 (14.29%) Coaching
4 2 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (14.29%) Data Architecture
4 2 (14.29%) Data Management
4 2 (14.29%) E-Commerce
4 2 (14.29%) Mathematics
4 2 (14.29%) Open Source
4 2 (14.29%) Predictive Analytics
4 2 (14.29%) Process Improvement
4 2 (14.29%) Scrum
4 2 (14.29%) TDD
5 1 (7.14%) Change Management
5 1 (7.14%) ERP
5 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery
5 1 (7.14%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 3 (21.43%) Ruby
2 2 (14.29%) C#
2 2 (14.29%) Java
2 2 (14.29%) Python
3 1 (7.14%) Bash Shell
3 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) Degree
2 1 (7.14%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) QA
1 1 (7.14%) SLA
Vendors
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
1 1 (7.14%) Red Hat
1 1 (7.14%) Splunk