Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Head of IT was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 19 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 178 206 -
Rank change year-on-year +28 - +173
Contract jobs requiring a Head of IT 5 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.11% 0.097% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.10% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £900 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -55.56% - -
England median daily rate £550 £575 £625
% change year-on-year -4.35% -8.00% +19.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. 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
West Midlands
Contract vacancies in the West Midlands with a recognized job title 4504 5865 4696
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.64% 95.01% 94.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 2841 3518 2695
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £213 £231 £213
90th Percentile £540 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 198 238 271
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.13 £15.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.17% -11.76% +5.72%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £43.75 £38.75 £38.75
England median hourly rate £18.63 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +0.68% +2.78% +9.09%

Head of IT
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Head of IT in the West Midlands

Head of IT
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Head of IT in the West Midlands

Head of IT
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 6 months to 19 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
Coventry - 1 £400 -
Head of IT
England

Head of IT Skill Set
Top 18 Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 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 across the West Midlands region featuring Head of IT in the job title.

1 1 (20.00%) FMCG
1 1 (20.00%) Business Transformation
1 1 (20.00%) Application Rationalisation
1 1 (20.00%) Strategic Thinking
1 1 (20.00%) ITIL
1 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
1 1 (20.00%) ERP
1 1 (20.00%) PMP
1 1 (20.00%) Project Management
1 1 (20.00%) Pharmaceutical
1 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
1 1 (20.00%) Change Management
1 1 (20.00%) Aerospace
1 1 (20.00%) Manufacturing
1 1 (20.00%) Scrum
1 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (20.00%) Logistics
1 1 (20.00%) Incident Management

Head of IT Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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:

General
1 1 (20.00%) Aerospace
1 1 (20.00%) Manufacturing
1 1 (20.00%) Pharmaceutical
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) FMCG
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (20.00%) Application Rationalisation
1 1 (20.00%) Business Transformation
1 1 (20.00%) Change Management
1 1 (20.00%) ERP
1 1 (20.00%) Incident Management
1 1 (20.00%) ITIL
1 1 (20.00%) Logistics
1 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
1 1 (20.00%) Project Management
1 1 (20.00%) Scrum
1 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
1 1 (20.00%) Strategic Thinking
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) PMP