The median contractor rate for a Head of Infrastructure was £675 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 25 June 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
UK
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 570 624 624
Rank change year-on-year +54 0  
Contract jobs requiring a Head of Infrastructure 17 28 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.037% 0.053% 0.021%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.039% 0.056% 0.023%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 22 7
Median daily rate £675 £600 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £550 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £888 £750 £660
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £550 £563
% change year-on-year - -2.22%  
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 43855 50329 53147
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.75% 94.86% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 28363 32827 33406
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1353 1495 2037
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

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 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Head of Infrastructure in the UK

Head of Infrastructure
Top 11 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 25 June 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 +32 13 £675 +12.50% 7
London -11 7 £700 +16.66% 5
West Midlands +28 5 £538 +13.15%
Edinburgh - 4 £900 -
Scotland - 4 £900 -
Coventry - 2 £538 -
South East +38 1 £550 -12.00%
Oxfordshire -8 1 £550 -
Warwick - 1 £675 -
Staffordshire - 1 £450 -
Warwickshire - 1 £675 -

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

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 8 (27.59%) Finance
2 7 (24.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (20.69%) CyberArk
3 6 (20.69%) Information Security
3 6 (20.69%) Symantec
3 6 (20.69%) Change Management
4 5 (17.24%) ITIL
4 5 (17.24%) Data Centre
5 4 (13.79%) Network Management
5 4 (13.79%) Capacity Management
5 4 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (13.79%) Migration
5 4 (13.79%) Strategic Planning
5 4 (13.79%) Retail
5 4 (13.79%) Asset Management
5 4 (13.79%) WAN
5 4 (13.79%) Active Directory
6 3 (10.34%) Citrix
6 3 (10.34%) CISSP
6 3 (10.34%) E-Commerce
6 3 (10.34%) LAN
6 3 (10.34%) Service Management
6 3 (10.34%) Service Delivery
6 3 (10.34%) Telecoms
6 3 (10.34%) SSCP
6 3 (10.34%) Load Balancing
6 3 (10.34%) Cybersecurity
6 3 (10.34%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (10.34%) SailPoint
6 3 (10.34%) Virtual Machines

Head of Infrastructure Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 (6.90%) OpenStack
2 1 (3.45%) CloudStack
2 1 (3.45%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 7 (24.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (10.34%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (6.90%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (6.90%) Office 365
4 1 (3.45%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (3.45%) IaaS
4 1 (3.45%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 4 (13.79%) WAN
2 3 (10.34%) LAN
3 2 (6.90%) Network Security
3 2 (6.90%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (3.45%) Firewall
4 1 (3.45%) MPLS
4 1 (3.45%) NAS
4 1 (3.45%) NetScaler
4 1 (3.45%) SAN
4 1 (3.45%) Software-Defined Networking
4 1 (3.45%) TCP/IP
4 1 (3.45%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.90%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.45%) MongoDB
2 1 (3.45%) MySQL
General
1 8 (27.59%) Finance
2 4 (13.79%) Retail
3 3 (10.34%) Telecoms
4 2 (6.90%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.34%) SailPoint
2 1 (3.45%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.24%) Data Centre
2 2 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.90%) EPoS
2 2 (6.90%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.45%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.45%) Fintech
3 1 (3.45%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (3.45%) Public Cloud
3 1 (3.45%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.90%) Linux
1 2 (6.90%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (20.69%) Change Management
1 6 (20.69%) Information Security
2 5 (17.24%) ITIL
3 4 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (13.79%) Asset Management
3 4 (13.79%) Capacity Management
3 4 (13.79%) Migration
3 4 (13.79%) Network Management
3 4 (13.79%) Strategic Planning
4 3 (10.34%) Cybersecurity
4 3 (10.34%) DevOps
4 3 (10.34%) E-Commerce
4 3 (10.34%) IT Strategy
4 3 (10.34%) Load Balancing
4 3 (10.34%) Service Delivery
4 3 (10.34%) Service Management
5 2 (6.90%) B2C
5 2 (6.90%) Supplier Management
5 2 (6.90%) TOGAF
5 2 (6.90%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (10.34%) CISSP
1 3 (10.34%) SSCP
2 2 (6.90%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (3.45%) AWS Certification
3 1 (3.45%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (3.45%) PCI DSS
1 1 (3.45%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (13.79%) Active Directory
2 3 (10.34%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (6.90%) Hyper-V
4 1 (3.45%) Docker
4 1 (3.45%) vCloud
4 1 (3.45%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (3.45%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (3.45%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 6 (20.69%) CyberArk
1 6 (20.69%) Symantec
2 3 (10.34%) Citrix
3 2 (6.90%) Microsoft
3 2 (6.90%) VMware
4 1 (3.45%) Cisco