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 14 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Head of Infrastructure
Rank 594 593 591
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Head of Infrastructure 32 12 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.062% 0.023% 0.016%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.066% 0.025% 0.017%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 8 4
Average daily rate £750 £525 £448
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% +17.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £453 £379
10% offered a daily rate of more than £928 £610 £590
UK excluding London average daily rate £530 £475 £450
% change year-on-year
+11.57% +5.55%
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
48768 48345 46356
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.58% 94.48% 94.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 31355 30091 27314
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £565
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1699 1902 2042
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.22 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.62% -1.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 14 February 2016.

Head of Infrastructure Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Head of Infrastructure
Top 14 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 14 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
England +14 32 £750 +42.85% 8
London +16 17 £750 +36.36% 1
West Midlands - 10 £530 - 2
South East +13 3 £450 - 1
City of London +47 2 £810 +29.60%
North West - 1 - -
Bedford - 1 £550 -
Gatwick - 1 £450 -
Manchester - 1 - -
Bedfordshire - 1 £550 -
Kent - 1 £450 -
Middlesex - 1 £550 -
West Sussex - 1 £450 -
East of England - 1 £550 -

Head of Infrastructure
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 13 (18.57%) ITIL
2 12 (17.14%) Microsoft
2 12 (17.14%) Configuration Management
2 12 (17.14%) Finance
3 11 (15.71%) VMware
4 10 (14.29%) Technical Architecture
4 10 (14.29%) SCCM
4 10 (14.29%) Linux
4 10 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (14.29%) Hyper-V
5 9 (12.86%) XenApp
5 9 (12.86%) XenDesktop
5 9 (12.86%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (12.86%) Microsoft App-V
6 8 (11.43%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (11.43%) SAN
6 8 (11.43%) Coaching
6 8 (11.43%) Open Source
6 8 (11.43%) SaaS
6 8 (11.43%) PaaS
6 8 (11.43%) CFEngine
6 8 (11.43%) IaaS
7 7 (10.00%) Infrastructure Management
7 7 (10.00%) Matrix Management
7 7 (10.00%) Data Centre
7 7 (10.00%) Project Management
7 7 (10.00%) Service Delivery
7 7 (10.00%) PRINCE2
7 7 (10.00%) Infrastructure Transformation
8 6 (8.57%) Programme Management

Head of Infrastructure
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (1.43%) MS Exchange
1 1 (1.43%) OpenStack
1 1 (1.43%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.43%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.43%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 8 (11.43%) IaaS
1 8 (11.43%) PaaS
1 8 (11.43%) SaaS
2 4 (5.71%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.43%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.43%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (11.43%) SAN
2 5 (7.14%) LAN
2 5 (7.14%) WAN
3 3 (4.29%) Internet
3 3 (4.29%) Intranet
3 3 (4.29%) Wireless
4 1 (1.43%) IP Telephony
4 1 (1.43%) MPLS
4 1 (1.43%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.71%) RDBMS
1 4 (5.71%) Relational Database
2 2 (2.86%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.43%) Data Mining
3 1 (1.43%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (1.43%) Vagrant
General
1 12 (17.14%) Finance
2 5 (7.14%) Telecoms
3 3 (4.29%) Retail
4 2 (2.86%) Banking
4 2 (2.86%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.43%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.71%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.00%) Data Centre
2 5 (7.14%) Public Cloud
3 3 (4.29%) Social Media
3 3 (4.29%) User Experience
4 2 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.43%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.43%) FMCG
5 1 (1.43%) Performance Metrics
5 1 (1.43%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 10 (14.29%) Linux
2 4 (5.71%) Unix
3 2 (2.86%) Windows
4 1 (1.43%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.43%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (18.57%) ITIL
2 12 (17.14%) Configuration Management
3 10 (14.29%) Technical Architecture
4 8 (11.43%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (11.43%) Coaching
4 8 (11.43%) Open Source
5 7 (10.00%) Infrastructure Management
5 7 (10.00%) Infrastructure Transformation
5 7 (10.00%) Matrix Management
5 7 (10.00%) PRINCE2
5 7 (10.00%) Project Management
5 7 (10.00%) Service Delivery
6 6 (8.57%) Programme Management
6 6 (8.57%) Risk Management
6 6 (8.57%) Target Operating Model
6 6 (8.57%) Web Application Development
7 5 (7.14%) Transition Management
8 4 (5.71%) ITIL V3
8 4 (5.71%) Migration
8 4 (5.71%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.29%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (4.29%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (1.43%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (1.43%) Degree
2 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.43%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.71%) SLA
2 2 (2.86%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.43%) QA
System Software
1 10 (14.29%) Hyper-V
1 10 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (12.86%) Microsoft App-V
2 9 (12.86%) XenApp
2 9 (12.86%) XenDesktop
3 1 (1.43%) Docker
3 1 (1.43%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 10 (14.29%) SCCM
2 9 (12.86%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (11.43%) CFEngine
4 1 (1.43%) Ansible
4 1 (1.43%) Puppet
4 1 (1.43%) SCOM
Vendors
1 12 (17.14%) Microsoft
2 11 (15.71%) VMware
3 2 (2.86%) Cisco
4 1 (1.43%) Forcepoint
4 1 (1.43%) Rackspace