The median contractor rate for a Head of Infrastructure was £650 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Head of Infrastructure
UK
Rank 585 615 608
Rank change year-on-year +30 -7  
Contract jobs requiring a Head of Infrastructure 11 27 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.024% 0.051% 0.025%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.026% 0.054% 0.026%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 18 9
Median daily rate £650 £725 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.34% +38.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £466 £530 £390
10% offered a daily rate of more than £930 £912 £755
UK excluding London median daily rate £600 £550 £475
% change year-on-year +9.09% +15.78%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 42950 50452 49894
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.82% 95.19% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 27813 32635 30138
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1510 1582 1977
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

Head of Infrastructure
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Head of Infrastructure in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Head of Infrastructure in the UK

Head of Infrastructure
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Head of Infrastructure in the UK

Head of Infrastructure
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Head of Infrastructure over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Head of Infrastructure in the UK

Head of Infrastructure
Top 10 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 24 March 2017. 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 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 +16 9 £625 -13.79% 7
London +23 7 £713 -16.17% 4
City of London +6 2 £760 -15.08%
Edinburgh - 2 £900 -
Scotland - 2 £900 -
West Midlands -1 1 £450 -15.09% 1
Leeds - 1 £600 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £600 -
Staffordshire - 1 £450 - 1
Yorkshire - 1 £600 -

Head of Infrastructure Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 featuring Head of Infrastructure in the job title.

1 15 (41.67%) Finance
2 12 (33.33%) Service Delivery
3 9 (25.00%) Service Management
4 7 (19.44%) Quality Management
4 7 (19.44%) ITSM
4 7 (19.44%) Logistics
5 5 (13.89%) SQL
5 5 (13.89%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (13.89%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (13.89%) Line Management
6 4 (11.11%) ITIL
6 4 (11.11%) Active Directory
6 4 (11.11%) Manufacturing
6 4 (11.11%) Change Management
6 4 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (8.33%) Microsoft
7 3 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (8.33%) Middleware
7 3 (8.33%) Data Centre
7 3 (8.33%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (8.33%) Network Management
7 3 (8.33%) SC Cleared
7 3 (8.33%) Security Cleared
8 2 (5.56%) Capacity Management
8 2 (5.56%) Office 365
8 2 (5.56%) OpenStack
8 2 (5.56%) Hyper-V
8 2 (5.56%) CyberArk
8 2 (5.56%) DevOps
8 2 (5.56%) People Management

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 2 (5.56%) OpenStack
2 1 (2.78%) CloudStack
2 1 (2.78%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 5 (13.89%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (13.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (5.56%) Office 365
3 1 (2.78%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (2.78%) IaaS
3 1 (2.78%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.56%) Network Security
1 2 (5.56%) WAN
1 2 (5.56%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (2.78%) Firewall
2 1 (2.78%) LAN
2 1 (2.78%) MPLS
2 1 (2.78%) NAS
2 1 (2.78%) NetScaler
2 1 (2.78%) SAN
2 1 (2.78%) Software-Defined Networking
2 1 (2.78%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.78%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.56%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.78%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.78%) MySQL
General
1 15 (41.67%) Finance
2 4 (11.11%) Manufacturing
3 2 (5.56%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.78%) Banking
4 1 (2.78%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.33%) Middleware
2 1 (2.78%) SailPoint
2 1 (2.78%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.33%) Data Centre
2 2 (5.56%) Private Cloud
3 1 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.78%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.78%) Fintech
3 1 (2.78%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (2.78%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.78%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.56%) Linux
1 2 (5.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (33.33%) Service Delivery
2 9 (25.00%) Service Management
3 7 (19.44%) ITSM
3 7 (19.44%) Logistics
3 7 (19.44%) Quality Management
4 5 (13.89%) Line Management
5 4 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (11.11%) Change Management
5 4 (11.11%) ITIL
6 3 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (8.33%) Network Management
7 2 (5.56%) Asset Management
7 2 (5.56%) Capacity Management
7 2 (5.56%) DevOps
7 2 (5.56%) Incident Management
7 2 (5.56%) Information Security
7 2 (5.56%) Infrastructure Transformation
7 2 (5.56%) Migration
7 2 (5.56%) People Management
8 1 (2.78%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (13.89%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (8.33%) SC Cleared
1 3 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.56%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.78%) AWS Certification
3 1 (2.78%) CISSP
3 1 (2.78%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.56%) SLA
2 1 (2.78%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (11.11%) Active Directory
2 3 (8.33%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (5.56%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.78%) Docker
4 1 (2.78%) vCloud
4 1 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.78%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (2.78%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (2.78%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 3 (8.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.56%) CyberArk
2 2 (5.56%) Symantec
2 2 (5.56%) VMware
3 1 (2.78%) Cisco
3 1 (2.78%) Citrix
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