The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Head of Infrastructure featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 10 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Head of Infrastructure
Rank 583 610 639
Rank change year-on-year
+27 +29
Contract jobs requiring a Head of Infrastructure 31 39 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.063% 0.071% 0.016%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.066% 0.075% 0.017%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 34 8
Median daily rate £550 £900 £544
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.88% +65.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £550 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £706 £1,000 £715
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £950 £550
% change year-on-year
-42.10% +72.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
46857 52091 52770
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.54% 94.71% 93.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 30652 33213 33381
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1649 2008 2171
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

Head of Infrastructure
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Head of Infrastructure in the job title.

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 10 December 2016.

Head of Infrastructure Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Head of Infrastructure
Top 15 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 Infrastructure within the UK over the 3 months to 10 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +10 31 £550 -38.88% 7
London -1 16 £550 -35.29% 4
East of England +9 7 £525 -4.54%
Bedfordshire +9 7 £525 -4.54%
Luton - 6 £525 -
North East -25 5 £685 -31.50%
Tyne and Wear -31 4 £700 -30.00%
Newcastle upon Tyne -32 4 £700 -30.00%
City of London - 3 £695 -
West Midlands -15 2 £550 -31.25%
Coventry - 2 £550 -
South East +14 1 - - 1
Oxfordshire - 1 - -
Westminster - 1 £619 -
Oxford - 1 - -

Head of Infrastructure Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 December 2016, Head of Infrastructure 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 Infrastructure in the job title.

1 22 (40.74%) Finance
2 15 (27.78%) Service Delivery
3 10 (18.52%) Service Management
3 10 (18.52%) ITIL
3 10 (18.52%) Microsoft
4 9 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (14.81%) Microsoft Azure
6 7 (12.96%) DevOps
6 7 (12.96%) Data Centre
6 7 (12.96%) Logistics
6 7 (12.96%) Quality Management
6 7 (12.96%) ITSM
7 5 (9.26%) PRINCE2
7 5 (9.26%) SAS
7 5 (9.26%) Project Management
7 5 (9.26%) VMware
7 5 (9.26%) Amazon AWS
7 5 (9.26%) Security Cleared
8 4 (7.41%) SC Cleared
8 4 (7.41%) High Availability
8 4 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (7.41%) People Management
8 4 (7.41%) Line Management
8 4 (7.41%) Manufacturing
8 4 (7.41%) Technical Architecture
8 4 (7.41%) Problem Management
8 4 (7.41%) Degree
8 4 (7.41%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 4 (7.41%) Active Directory
8 4 (7.41%) SQL

Head of Infrastructure Skill Set
Top Related 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 5 (9.26%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (1.85%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (14.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (9.26%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.70%) Firewall
2 1 (1.85%) LAN
2 1 (1.85%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.85%) WAN
2 1 (1.85%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.41%) SAS Enterprise Guide
2 3 (5.56%) SAS Enterprise Miner
3 1 (1.85%) MySQL
General
1 22 (40.74%) Finance
2 4 (7.41%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.70%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.85%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.56%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.96%) Data Centre
2 4 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.41%) Management Information System
3 3 (5.56%) Private Cloud
4 2 (3.70%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.85%) Fintech
5 1 (1.85%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.85%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.56%) Windows
2 2 (3.70%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.85%) Linux
3 1 (1.85%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (27.78%) Service Delivery
2 10 (18.52%) ITIL
2 10 (18.52%) Service Management
3 9 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (12.96%) DevOps
4 7 (12.96%) ITSM
4 7 (12.96%) Logistics
4 7 (12.96%) Quality Management
5 5 (9.26%) PRINCE2
5 5 (9.26%) Project Management
6 4 (7.41%) High Availability
6 4 (7.41%) Line Management
6 4 (7.41%) People Management
6 4 (7.41%) Problem Management
6 4 (7.41%) Technical Architecture
7 3 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (5.56%) Infrastructure Transformation
7 3 (5.56%) Matrix Organization
7 3 (5.56%) Performance Management
7 3 (5.56%) SFIA
Programming Languages
1 4 (7.41%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (9.26%) Security Cleared
2 4 (7.41%) Degree
2 4 (7.41%) SC Cleared
3 3 (5.56%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (5.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (3.70%) PMI Certification
4 2 (3.70%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.56%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (7.41%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.70%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (3.70%) Virtual Servers
3 2 (3.70%) VMware ESX
3 2 (3.70%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (1.85%) Ansible
1 1 (1.85%) Puppet
1 1 (1.85%) Salt
Vendors
1 10 (18.52%) Microsoft
2 5 (9.26%) VMware
3 3 (5.56%) Dell
4 2 (3.70%) EMC
4 2 (3.70%) EqualLogic
5 1 (1.85%) Cisco
5 1 (1.85%) Google