The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Head of Infrastructure
Rank 586 557 566
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Head of Infrastructure 3 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.005% 0.012% 0.005%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.006% 0.013% 0.006%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 1
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£388 £425 £850
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% -50.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £425 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50442 47321 53607
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.35% 92.54% 92.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 30616 27723 29887
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £563
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1989 2134 2724
Average hourly rate £16.56 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.37% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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
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 29 July 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
London -3 3 £388 -34.87% 3
England -11 3 £388 -8.82% 6
Scotland - - - -
East of England - - - -
Beckenham - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Bradford - - - -
Cheadle - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - - 1
Oxford - - - -
Reading - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Stockport - - - -
Warrington - - - -
Watford - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - - 1
Hampshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Kent - - - - 1
Oxfordshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
City of London - - - - 1

Head of Infrastructure
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 (62.50%) ITIL
2 4 (50.00%) Project Management
3 3 (37.50%) Marketing
3 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
3 3 (37.50%) Finance
3 3 (37.50%) Windows
3 3 (37.50%) Cisco
4 2 (25.00%) Linux
4 2 (25.00%) Oracle
4 2 (25.00%) LAN
4 2 (25.00%) WAN
4 2 (25.00%) DV Cleared
4 2 (25.00%) VMware
5 1 (12.50%) Business Continuity
5 1 (12.50%) Programme Management
5 1 (12.50%) Banking
5 1 (12.50%) Billing
5 1 (12.50%) Supplier Management
5 1 (12.50%) Degree
5 1 (12.50%) VMware Server
5 1 (12.50%) Cisco PIX
5 1 (12.50%) Data Migration
5 1 (12.50%) NetScreen
5 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
5 1 (12.50%) Firewall
5 1 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (12.50%) Wireless
5 1 (12.50%) KiloStream
5 1 (12.50%) MegaStream
5 1 (12.50%) Telecoms

Head of Infrastructure
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 (12.50%) IBM Notes
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) LAN
1 2 (25.00%) WAN
2 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
2 1 (12.50%) VPN
2 1 (12.50%) SSL
2 1 (12.50%) SAN
2 1 (12.50%) Internet
2 1 (12.50%) MPLS
2 1 (12.50%) OSPF
2 1 (12.50%) BGP
2 1 (12.50%) NetScreen
2 1 (12.50%) Firewall
2 1 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (12.50%) Wireless
2 1 (12.50%) KiloStream
2 1 (12.50%) MegaStream
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco PIX
2 1 (12.50%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 1 (12.50%) Ingres
1 1 (12.50%) Relational Database
General
1 3 (37.50%) Finance
1 3 (37.50%) Marketing
2 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
2 1 (12.50%) Automotive
2 1 (12.50%) Banking
2 1 (12.50%) Billing
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Client/Server
1 1 (12.50%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Windows
2 2 (25.00%) Linux
3 1 (12.50%) Windows NT
3 1 (12.50%) Windows XP
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (12.50%) Windows 2000 Server
3 1 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
3 1 (12.50%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) ITIL
2 4 (50.00%) Project Management
3 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
3 1 (12.50%) Practice Management
3 1 (12.50%) Migration
3 1 (12.50%) Business Continuity
3 1 (12.50%) Programme Management
3 1 (12.50%) Supplier Management
3 1 (12.50%) Data Migration
3 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
3 1 (12.50%) PRINCE
3 1 (12.50%) BCP
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 2 (25.00%) DV Cleared
3 1 (12.50%) MCSE
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (12.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) VMware Server
1 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Cisco
2 2 (25.00%) Oracle
2 2 (25.00%) VMware
3 1 (12.50%) HP
3 1 (12.50%) Compaq
3 1 (12.50%) Dell
3 1 (12.50%) EMC
3 1 (12.50%) Nortel
3 1 (12.50%) Nokia
3 1 (12.50%) Lotus
3 1 (12.50%) Red Hat
3 1 (12.50%) CheckPoint