Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Head of Infrastructure was £538 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 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
UK
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 843 850 847
Rank change year-on-year +7 -3 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Head of Infrastructure 32 46 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.032% 0.044% 0.039%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.033% 0.046% 0.041%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 34 43
UK median daily rate £538 £600 £875
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.42% -31.43% +60.85%
10th Percentile £375 £490 £638
90th Percentile £770 £818 £1,000
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £575 £1,000
% change year-on-year -17.39% -42.50% +81.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 96141 99356 108750
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.76% 94.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 63392 64835 69190
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £392 £375
% change year-on-year +2.17% +4.41% +3.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2869 3292 4137
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.38 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

Head of Infrastructure
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 19 November 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 6 months to 19 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
England +11 32 £538 -10.42% 7
UK excluding London +21 16 £475 -17.39% 6
London -37 16 £688 +14.58% 1
Midlands - 8 £500 - 2
South East +11 6 £475 -32.14%
West Midlands - 4 £538 -
East Midlands - 4 £425 - 2
North of England +50 1 £325 -48.00% 1
North West +21 1 £325 -45.83% 1
East of England -18 1 £375 -28.57% 2

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

For the 6 months to 19 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 featuring Head of Infrastructure in the job title.

1 14 (43.75%) Data Centre
2 13 (40.63%) DevOps
2 13 (40.63%) Cisco
3 9 (28.13%) Windows
3 9 (28.13%) Change Management
4 8 (25.00%) Reinsurance
4 8 (25.00%) Windows Server
4 8 (25.00%) Mentoring
4 8 (25.00%) Coaching
4 8 (25.00%) Security Hardening
4 8 (25.00%) Business Transformation
4 8 (25.00%) Finance
4 8 (25.00%) ITIL
5 5 (15.63%) Telecoms
5 5 (15.63%) PRINCE2
6 4 (12.50%) Cybersecurity
6 4 (12.50%) WAN
6 4 (12.50%) Degree
6 4 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (9.38%) Programme Management
7 3 (9.38%) Banking
7 3 (9.38%) Retail
7 3 (9.38%) CISMP
7 3 (9.38%) Ethernet
7 3 (9.38%) Microsoft
7 3 (9.38%) CCNP
7 3 (9.38%) Active Directory
7 3 (9.38%) MCSE
7 3 (9.38%) E-Commerce
7 3 (9.38%) Citrix

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:

Cloud Services
1 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (6.25%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.50%) WAN
2 3 (9.38%) BGP
2 3 (9.38%) Ethernet
2 3 (9.38%) L2TP
2 3 (9.38%) LAN
2 3 (9.38%) MPLS
2 3 (9.38%) OSPF
3 1 (3.13%) Firewall
3 1 (3.13%) SAN
3 1 (3.13%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.13%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.13%) Big Data
General
1 8 (25.00%) Finance
2 5 (15.63%) Telecoms
3 3 (9.38%) Banking
3 3 (9.38%) Marketing
3 3 (9.38%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.13%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (43.75%) Data Centre
2 8 (25.00%) Reinsurance
3 2 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.13%) Client/Server
4 1 (3.13%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (3.13%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.13%) SCADA
4 1 (3.13%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (28.13%) Windows
2 8 (25.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (40.63%) DevOps
2 9 (28.13%) Change Management
3 8 (25.00%) Business Transformation
3 8 (25.00%) Coaching
3 8 (25.00%) ITIL
3 8 (25.00%) Mentoring
3 8 (25.00%) Security Hardening
4 5 (15.63%) PRINCE2
5 4 (12.50%) Cybersecurity
5 4 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (9.38%) E-Commerce
6 3 (9.38%) ITIL V3
6 3 (9.38%) People Management
6 3 (9.38%) Programme Management
6 3 (9.38%) Service Delivery
6 3 (9.38%) Service Management
7 2 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (6.25%) Network Management
7 2 (6.25%) Strategic Planning
7 2 (6.25%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.13%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (12.50%) Degree
2 3 (9.38%) CCNP
2 3 (9.38%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (9.38%) CISM
2 3 (9.38%) CISMP
2 3 (9.38%) CISSP
2 3 (9.38%) MCSE
2 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.13%) DBS Check
3 1 (3.13%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (3.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) QA
1 1 (3.13%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (9.38%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.13%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (3.13%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (3.13%) Ansible
1 1 (3.13%) Puppet
Vendors
1 13 (40.63%) Cisco
2 3 (9.38%) Citrix
2 3 (9.38%) Juniper
2 3 (9.38%) Microsoft
3 2 (6.25%) SAP
4 1 (3.13%) Alcatel-Lucent
4 1 (3.13%) EMC
4 1 (3.13%) Palo Alto
4 1 (3.13%) ServiceNow
4 1 (3.13%) Siebel
4 1 (3.13%) VMware