Period
to 22 October 2018

The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Engineer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bedfordshire during the 6 months to 22 October 2018.

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 Engineer
East of England > Bedfordshire
6 months to
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 36 52 27
Rank change year-on-year +16 -25 +16
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 19 9 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 3.30% 1.35% 5.08%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.54% 1.41% 5.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 6 27
Bedfordshire median daily rate £400 £350 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -9.68% +10.71%
10th Percentile £349 £275 £200
90th Percentile £438 £398 £430
East of England median daily rate £364 £325 £300
% change year-on-year +11.92% +8.33% -3.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Bedfordshire median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate £42.00 - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire. 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
Bedfordshire
Contract vacancies in Bedfordshire with a recognized job title 537 639 597
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.23% 95.66% 94.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 361 442 389
Bedfordshire median daily rate £413 £448 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.82% +7.19% +4.38%
10th Percentile £203 £270 £204
90th Percentile £588 £575 £588
East of England median daily rate £425 £415 £388
% change year-on-year +2.41% +7.10% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 15 12
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £16.17 £15.00 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.77% -57.75% +9.23%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.05 £11.52
90th Percentile £20.80 £47.29 £45.00
East of England median hourly rate £17.43 £18.00 £20.32
% change year-on-year -3.19% -11.42% -3.26%

Infrastructure Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Infrastructure Engineer in Bedfordshire

Infrastructure Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Infrastructure Engineer in Bedfordshire

Infrastructure Engineer
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 Engineer within the Bedfordshire region over the 6 months to 22 October 2018. 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
Luton +10 11 £425 - 2
Bedford +7 7 £400 - 2
Infrastructure Engineer
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 22 October 2018, Infrastructure Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Bedfordshire region featuring Infrastructure Engineer in the job title.

1 19 (100.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 10 (52.63%) Microsoft
3 8 (42.11%) Windows
4 7 (36.84%) Active Directory
5 6 (31.58%) Mimecast
6 5 (26.32%) Linux
6 5 (26.32%) MS Exchange
6 5 (26.32%) Microsoft Azure
6 5 (26.32%) High Availability
7 4 (21.05%) Office 365
7 4 (21.05%) Finance
7 4 (21.05%) DNS
8 3 (15.79%) SLA
8 3 (15.79%) LAN
8 3 (15.79%) WAN
8 3 (15.79%) E-Commerce
8 3 (15.79%) Web Services
8 3 (15.79%) Red Hat
8 3 (15.79%) Big Data
8 3 (15.79%) Cloudera
8 3 (15.79%) Root Cause Analysis
8 3 (15.79%) Amazon AWS
8 3 (15.79%) Analytics
8 3 (15.79%) Terraform
8 3 (15.79%) Windows Server
9 2 (10.53%) SDLC
9 2 (10.53%) Email Migration
9 2 (10.53%) Server Building
9 2 (10.53%) Ansible
9 2 (10.53%) Planning and Forecasting

Infrastructure Engineer 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 5 (26.32%) MS Exchange
2 2 (10.53%) Apache
2 2 (10.53%) IIS
3 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (5.26%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 6 (31.58%) Mimecast
2 5 (26.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (21.05%) Office 365
4 3 (15.79%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (10.53%) Akamai
5 2 (10.53%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (21.05%) DNS
2 3 (15.79%) LAN
2 3 (15.79%) WAN
3 2 (10.53%) BIG-IP
3 2 (10.53%) IP Telephony
3 2 (10.53%) MPLS
3 2 (10.53%) SSL
4 1 (5.26%) PABX
4 1 (5.26%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) Big Data
General
1 4 (21.05%) Finance
2 2 (10.53%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.79%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) PKI
2 1 (5.26%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.26%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 8 (42.11%) Windows
2 5 (26.32%) Linux
3 3 (15.79%) Windows Server
4 2 (10.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (5.26%) Windows 10
5 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (100.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 5 (26.32%) High Availability
3 3 (15.79%) Analytics
3 3 (15.79%) E-Commerce
3 3 (15.79%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (10.53%) Capacity Management
4 2 (10.53%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (10.53%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (10.53%) Email Migration
4 2 (10.53%) ITIL
4 2 (10.53%) Load Balancing
4 2 (10.53%) Migration
4 2 (10.53%) Network Load Balancing
4 2 (10.53%) Planning and Forecasting
4 2 (10.53%) Problem Management
4 2 (10.53%) SDLC
4 2 (10.53%) Server Building
4 2 (10.53%) Task Automation
5 1 (5.26%) Identity Management
5 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Transformation
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.79%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (36.84%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (15.79%) Terraform
2 2 (10.53%) Ansible
2 2 (10.53%) SCCM
3 1 (5.26%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 10 (52.63%) Microsoft
2 3 (15.79%) Cloudera
2 3 (15.79%) Red Hat
3 2 (10.53%) Citrix
3 2 (10.53%) F5
3 2 (10.53%) VMware
4 1 (5.26%) Cisco
4 1 (5.26%) HP
4 1 (5.26%) Nortel