Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Head of Infrastructure was £688 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Head of Infrastructure
England > London
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 610 593 584
Rank change year-on-year -17 -9 +31
Contract jobs requiring a Head of Infrastructure 16 26 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.034% 0.057% 0.070%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.036% 0.060% 0.074%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 17 27
London median daily rate £688 £600 £800
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.58% -25.00% +88.24%
10th Percentile £590 £520 £638
90th Percentile £733 £863 £985
England median daily rate £538 £600 £875
% change year-on-year -10.42% -31.43% +60.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
London
Contract vacancies in London with a recognized job title 44141 42982 44791
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.84% 95.02% 94.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 31959 30601 31582
London median daily rate £493 £460 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.07% +2.22% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £288 £268
90th Percentile £663 £638 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 551 558 689
London median hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £18.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +3.28% +7.89%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.40 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £47.83
England median hourly rate £18.66 £18.50 £17.89
% change year-on-year +0.84% +3.41% +8.42%

Head of Infrastructure
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings that featured Head of Infrastructure in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Head of Infrastructure in London

Head of Infrastructure
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Head of Infrastructure in London

Head of Infrastructure
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Head of Infrastructure in London over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Head of Infrastructure in London

Head of Infrastructure
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 6 months to 18 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Central London +8 10 £700 -3.11%
Head of Infrastructure
England

Head of Infrastructure Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, 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 across the London region featuring Head of Infrastructure in the job title.

1 10 (62.50%) DevOps
2 9 (56.25%) Data Centre
2 9 (56.25%) Cisco
3 8 (50.00%) Reinsurance
3 8 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 8 (50.00%) Change Management
3 8 (50.00%) Windows
3 8 (50.00%) Security Hardening
3 8 (50.00%) Mentoring
3 8 (50.00%) Coaching
3 8 (50.00%) Business Transformation
4 4 (25.00%) Finance
5 2 (12.50%) Service Management
5 2 (12.50%) Service Delivery
5 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (12.50%) People Management
5 2 (12.50%) Collaborative Working
6 1 (6.25%) Palo Alto
6 1 (6.25%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (6.25%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (6.25%) Microservices
6 1 (6.25%) Continuous Delivery
6 1 (6.25%) Target Operating Model
6 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (6.25%) Puppet
6 1 (6.25%) Network Management
6 1 (6.25%) Capacity Management
6 1 (6.25%) Information Management
6 1 (6.25%) Ansible
6 1 (6.25%) Java

Head of Infrastructure Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) Firewall
General
1 4 (25.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (56.25%) Data Centre
2 8 (50.00%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 8 (50.00%) Windows
1 8 (50.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (62.50%) DevOps
2 8 (50.00%) Business Transformation
2 8 (50.00%) Change Management
2 8 (50.00%) Coaching
2 8 (50.00%) Mentoring
2 8 (50.00%) Security Hardening
3 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (12.50%) Collaborative Working
3 2 (12.50%) People Management
3 2 (12.50%) Service Delivery
3 2 (12.50%) Service Management
4 1 (6.25%) Capacity Management
4 1 (6.25%) Continuous Delivery
4 1 (6.25%) Information Management
4 1 (6.25%) Load Balancing
4 1 (6.25%) Microservices
4 1 (6.25%) Network Management
4 1 (6.25%) Resource Management
4 1 (6.25%) Strategic Planning
4 1 (6.25%) Target Operating Model
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) Java
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (6.25%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) Ansible
1 1 (6.25%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (56.25%) Cisco
2 1 (6.25%) Alcatel-Lucent
2 1 (6.25%) EMC
2 1 (6.25%) Palo Alto