The table below looks at the statistics for the Head of Infrastructure role in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Head of Infrastructure in their job title over the 3 months to 1 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Head of Infrastructure
Rank 417 413 408
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Head of Infrastructure 2 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.008% 0.020% 0.015%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.009% 0.021% 0.016%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 1
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£350 £560 £675
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% -17.03%
UK excluding London average daily rate £550 £425 -
% change year-on-year
+29.41% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Head of Infrastructure
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the London region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
22489 23539 24288
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.48% 92.91% 93.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 15343 16146 15975
Average daily rate £425 £438 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 420 457 618
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.85 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.55%

Head of Infrastructure
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Head of Infrastructure in the job title across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Head of Infrastructure Jobs Demand Trend in London

Head of Infrastructure
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Head of Infrastructure across the London region.

Head of Infrastructure Daily Rate Trend in London

Head of Infrastructure
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Head of Infrastructure within the London region over the 3 months to 1 September 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Harrow - - - -
City of London - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -
Head of Infrastructure
England

Head of Infrastructure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London region that cited Head of Infrastructure in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Head of Infrastructure in their job title.

1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
2 2 (66.67%) Linux
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 2 (66.67%) LAN
2 2 (66.67%) WAN
2 2 (66.67%) VMware
3 1 (33.33%) Business Continuity
3 1 (33.33%) Billing
3 1 (33.33%) Supplier Management
3 1 (33.33%) VMware Server
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco PIX
3 1 (33.33%) Data Migration
3 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 2000 Server
3 1 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (33.33%) Relational Database
3 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (33.33%) VPN
3 1 (33.33%) SSL
3 1 (33.33%) SLA
3 1 (33.33%) UNIX
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (33.33%) IBM Notes
3 1 (33.33%) Windows NT
3 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce
3 1 (33.33%) Client/Server

Head of Infrastructure
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London region that cited Head of Infrastructure in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Head of Infrastructure in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (33.33%) IBM Notes
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) LAN
1 2 (66.67%) WAN
2 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (33.33%) VPN
2 1 (33.33%) SSL
2 1 (33.33%) SAN
2 1 (33.33%) Internet
2 1 (33.33%) MPLS
2 1 (33.33%) OSPF
2 1 (33.33%) BGP
2 1 (33.33%) NetScreen
2 1 (33.33%) Firewall
2 1 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (33.33%) Wireless
2 1 (33.33%) KiloStream
2 1 (33.33%) MegaStream
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco PIX
2 1 (33.33%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (33.33%) Ingres
1 1 (33.33%) Relational Database
General
1 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
1 1 (33.33%) Billing
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Client/Server
1 1 (33.33%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Linux
3 1 (33.33%) Windows NT
3 1 (33.33%) Windows XP
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 2000 Server
3 1 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (33.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce
2 1 (33.33%) PRINCE
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) Practice Management
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Business Continuity
2 1 (33.33%) Supplier Management
2 1 (33.33%) Data Migration
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Server
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle
2 2 (66.67%) VMware
3 1 (33.33%) HP
3 1 (33.33%) Compaq
3 1 (33.33%) Dell
3 1 (33.33%) EMC
3 1 (33.33%) Nortel
3 1 (33.33%) Nokia
3 1 (33.33%) Lotus
3 1 (33.33%) Red Hat
3 1 (33.33%) CheckPoint