The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Architect was £445 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bedfordshire during the 3 months to 23 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.

Infrastructure Architect
East of England / Bedfordshire
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 39 33 40
Rank change year-on-year -6 +7  
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Architect 3 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 0.84% 0.93% 0.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.87% 0.98% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 1
Median daily rate £445 £465 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.30% -2.10%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £500 £460
% change year-on-year - +8.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £36.00

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire. 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
Bedfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 346 307 345
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 96.38% 94.75% 95.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 238 205 242
Median daily rate £450 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £528
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 14 19
Median hourly rate £14.50 £45.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -67.77% +12.50%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.14
% change year-on-year +0.28% +8.11%  

Infrastructure Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Infrastructure Architect in Bedfordshire

Infrastructure Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Infrastructure Architect in Bedfordshire

Infrastructure Architect
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Infrastructure Architect within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 23 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
Luton -5 2 - -
Infrastructure Architect
East of England

Infrastructure Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, Infrastructure Architect 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 Bedfordshire region featuring Infrastructure Architect in the job title.

1 7 (70.00%) Enterprise Architecture
1 7 (70.00%) High Availability
2 5 (50.00%) Load Balancing
2 5 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (50.00%) IaaS
2 5 (50.00%) Relational Database
2 5 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (50.00%) Linux
2 5 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 5 (50.00%) WAN
2 5 (50.00%) DNS
3 4 (40.00%) Service Management
4 3 (30.00%) VMware
4 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (30.00%) Citrix
4 3 (30.00%) Windows
4 3 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (30.00%) Capacity Management
5 2 (20.00%) Office 365
5 2 (20.00%) VCAP
5 2 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (20.00%) Skype for Business
5 2 (20.00%) XenApp
5 2 (20.00%) Proofpoint
5 2 (20.00%) Skype
5 2 (20.00%) Data Centre
5 2 (20.00%) NetScaler
5 2 (20.00%) Business Transformation
5 2 (20.00%) Palo Alto

Infrastructure Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire 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 (20.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (20.00%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 5 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (50.00%) IaaS
2 2 (20.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (50.00%) DNS
1 5 (50.00%) WAN
2 2 (20.00%) LAN
2 2 (20.00%) NetScaler
2 2 (20.00%) Skype
3 1 (10.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (50.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 5 (50.00%) Linux
2 3 (30.00%) Windows
3 1 (10.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Enterprise Architecture
1 7 (70.00%) High Availability
2 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 5 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 5 (50.00%) Load Balancing
3 4 (40.00%) Service Management
4 3 (30.00%) Capacity Management
5 2 (20.00%) Business Continuity
5 2 (20.00%) Business Transformation
5 2 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (20.00%) CMMI
5 2 (20.00%) Data Loss Prevention
5 2 (20.00%) Data Security
5 2 (20.00%) Migration
5 2 (20.00%) Planning and Forecasting
5 2 (20.00%) Service Delivery
6 1 (10.00%) Data Protection
6 1 (10.00%) Information Security
6 1 (10.00%) TOGAF
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) CCA
1 2 (20.00%) Citrix Certification
1 2 (20.00%) MCSA
1 2 (20.00%) MCSE
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (20.00%) VCAP
1 2 (20.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) PCI DSS
2 1 (10.00%) GDPR
2 1 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (20.00%) XenApp
3 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Citrix
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (30.00%) VMware
2 2 (20.00%) Palo Alto
2 2 (20.00%) Proofpoint
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco
3 1 (10.00%) FireEye
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle
3 1 (10.00%) Symantec