The table below looks at the statistics for the Head of Infrastructure role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. 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 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Head of Infrastructure
Rank 609 579 598
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +19
Contract jobs requiring a Head of Infrastructure 3 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.005% 0.013% 0.010%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.006% 0.014% 0.011%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 2
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£488 £500 £638
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -21.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £425 £608
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £610 £668
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 - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
52430 48925 53586
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.02% 92.73% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 32042 29264 29965
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £231 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2056 2117 2633
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

Head of Infrastructure
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Head of Infrastructure Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Head of Infrastructure
Daily Rate Trend

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

Head of Infrastructure Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Head of Infrastructure
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Head of Infrastructure within the UK over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Head of Infrastructure Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Head of Infrastructure
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 19 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
England -13 3 £488 -2.50% 8
London +11 2 £425 -24.10% 7
West Midlands - 1 £550 -
Scotland - - - - 1
East of England - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Chester - - - -
Dover - - - -
Glasgow - - - - 1
Harrow - - - -
Knutsford - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Reading - - - -
Renfrew - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Warrington - - - -
Berkshire - - - - 1
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Kent - - - - 1
Oxfordshire - - - -
Renfrewshire - - - -
Surrey - - - - 1
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -

Head of Infrastructure
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 5 (83.33%) ITIL
2 3 (50.00%) LAN
2 3 (50.00%) WAN
2 3 (50.00%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) Cisco
2 3 (50.00%) Project Management
3 2 (33.33%) Linux
3 2 (33.33%) Oracle
3 2 (33.33%) Supplier Management
3 2 (33.33%) Degree
3 2 (33.33%) NHS
3 2 (33.33%) Telecoms
3 2 (33.33%) VMware
3 2 (33.33%) Business Continuity
3 2 (33.33%) BCP
3 2 (33.33%) People Management
4 1 (16.67%) BGP
4 1 (16.67%) Configuration Management
4 1 (16.67%) Programme Management
4 1 (16.67%) Banking
4 1 (16.67%) Billing
4 1 (16.67%) Network Design
4 1 (16.67%) Practice Management
4 1 (16.67%) Finance
4 1 (16.67%) Manufacturing
4 1 (16.67%) Migration
4 1 (16.67%) CheckPoint
4 1 (16.67%) PRINCE
4 1 (16.67%) Internet
4 1 (16.67%) MPLS

Head of Infrastructure
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 (16.67%) IBM Notes
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) LAN
1 3 (50.00%) WAN
2 1 (16.67%) BGP
2 1 (16.67%) Internet
2 1 (16.67%) MPLS
2 1 (16.67%) OSPF
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco PIX
2 1 (16.67%) Network Security
2 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
2 1 (16.67%) VPN
2 1 (16.67%) SSL
2 1 (16.67%) ISDN
2 1 (16.67%) NetScreen
2 1 (16.67%) Firewall
2 1 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (16.67%) Wireless
2 1 (16.67%) KiloStream
2 1 (16.67%) MegaStream
2 1 (16.67%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Relational Database
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
1 1 (16.67%) Ingres
General
1 2 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (16.67%) Banking
2 1 (16.67%) Billing
2 1 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Manufacturing
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) NHS
2 1 (16.67%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) Linux
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (16.67%) Windows 2000 Server
3 1 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
3 1 (16.67%) UNIX
3 1 (16.67%) Windows NT
3 1 (16.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) ITIL
2 3 (50.00%) Project Management
3 2 (33.33%) Supplier Management
3 2 (33.33%) Business Continuity
3 2 (33.33%) BCP
3 2 (33.33%) People Management
4 1 (16.67%) Configuration Management
4 1 (16.67%) Programme Management
4 1 (16.67%) Network Design
4 1 (16.67%) Practice Management
4 1 (16.67%) Migration
4 1 (16.67%) PRINCE
4 1 (16.67%) Risk Analysis
4 1 (16.67%) Data Migration
4 1 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Management
4 1 (16.67%) Service Desk Management
4 1 (16.67%) Business Continuity Planning
4 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
4 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (16.67%) MCSE
2 1 (16.67%) ISEB
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) VMware Server
1 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Cisco
2 2 (33.33%) Oracle
2 2 (33.33%) VMware
3 1 (16.67%) CheckPoint
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (16.67%) HP
3 1 (16.67%) Compaq
3 1 (16.67%) Dell
3 1 (16.67%) EMC
3 1 (16.67%) Nortel
3 1 (16.67%) Nokia
3 1 (16.67%) Lotus
3 1 (16.67%) Red Hat