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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Head of Infrastructure
Rank 391 410 406
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Head of Infrastructure 17 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.080% 0.024% 0.005%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.085% 0.025% 0.005%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 4 1
Average daily rate £750 £550 £445
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% +23.59%
UK excluding London average daily rate £530 £550 £450
% change year-on-year
-3.63% +22.22%
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
20052 20041 20862
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.68% 94.50% 94.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 14187 14178 14151
Average daily rate £450 £450 £435
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 309 344 401
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £13.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.70 £37.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Head of Infrastructure across the London region over the 3 months to 10 February 2016.

Head of Infrastructure Daily Rate Histogram 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 10 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
City of London +36 2 £810 +8.00%
Head of Infrastructure
England

Head of Infrastructure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 10 (21.74%) Finance
2 9 (19.57%) Configuration Management
3 8 (17.39%) Linux
4 7 (15.22%) Infrastructure Management
4 7 (15.22%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (15.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (15.22%) Hyper-V
4 7 (15.22%) XenApp
4 7 (15.22%) XenDesktop
4 7 (15.22%) Matrix Management
4 7 (15.22%) SCCM
4 7 (15.22%) Microsoft
4 7 (15.22%) VMware
4 7 (15.22%) Microsoft App-V
5 6 (13.04%) Risk Management
5 6 (13.04%) Service Delivery
5 6 (13.04%) SAN
5 6 (13.04%) ITIL
5 6 (13.04%) Open Source
5 6 (13.04%) SaaS
5 6 (13.04%) PaaS
5 6 (13.04%) IaaS
5 6 (13.04%) CFEngine
5 6 (13.04%) Data Centre
6 5 (10.87%) Coaching
6 5 (10.87%) Infrastructure Transformation
6 5 (10.87%) Telecoms
6 5 (10.87%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (8.70%) Migration
7 4 (8.70%) Amazon AWS

Head of Infrastructure
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 (2.17%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 6 (13.04%) IaaS
1 6 (13.04%) PaaS
1 6 (13.04%) SaaS
2 4 (8.70%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.17%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.04%) SAN
2 3 (6.52%) Internet
2 3 (6.52%) Intranet
2 3 (6.52%) LAN
2 3 (6.52%) WAN
2 3 (6.52%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.52%) RDBMS
1 3 (6.52%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.17%) Data Mining
2 1 (2.17%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Vagrant
General
1 10 (21.74%) Finance
2 5 (10.87%) Telecoms
3 3 (6.52%) Retail
4 2 (4.35%) Banking
4 2 (4.35%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.17%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.52%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.04%) Data Centre
2 4 (8.70%) Public Cloud
3 3 (6.52%) Social Media
3 3 (6.52%) User Experience
4 2 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.17%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.17%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 8 (17.39%) Linux
2 1 (2.17%) Unix
2 1 (2.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (19.57%) Configuration Management
2 7 (15.22%) Infrastructure Management
2 7 (15.22%) Matrix Management
3 6 (13.04%) ITIL
3 6 (13.04%) Open Source
3 6 (13.04%) Risk Management
3 6 (13.04%) Service Delivery
4 5 (10.87%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (10.87%) Coaching
4 5 (10.87%) Infrastructure Transformation
5 4 (8.70%) Migration
5 4 (8.70%) People Management
5 4 (8.70%) Target Operating Model
6 3 (6.52%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (6.52%) E-Commerce
6 3 (6.52%) Security Architecture
6 3 (6.52%) Security Management
6 3 (6.52%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (6.52%) Technical Architecture
6 3 (6.52%) Transition Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.52%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (2.17%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (2.17%) Degree
1 1 (2.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.52%) SLA
2 1 (2.17%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 7 (15.22%) Hyper-V
1 7 (15.22%) Microsoft App-V
1 7 (15.22%) VMware Infrastructure
1 7 (15.22%) XenApp
1 7 (15.22%) XenDesktop
2 1 (2.17%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (15.22%) Opscode Chef
1 7 (15.22%) SCCM
2 6 (13.04%) CFEngine
3 1 (2.17%) Ansible
3 1 (2.17%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (15.22%) Microsoft
1 7 (15.22%) VMware
2 1 (2.17%) Cisco
2 1 (2.17%) Rackspace