The table below looks at the statistics for the Data Centre Specialist role in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Data Centre Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Data Centre Specialist
Rank 552 544 511
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -33
Contract jobs requiring a Data Centre Specialist 12 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.025% 0.004% 0.007%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.027% 0.005% 0.008%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 3
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£400 - £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 - £372
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 - £630
UK excluding London average daily rate £210 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Data Centre Specialist
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the England region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
44005 42325 37797
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.39% 92.52% 92.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 27481 25452 22049
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1708 1839 2121
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.74 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.55% -2.85%

Data Centre Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Data Centre Specialist in the job title across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Data Centre Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in England

Data Centre Specialist
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Data Centre Specialist across the England region.

Data Centre Specialist Daily Rate Trend in England

Data Centre Specialist
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Data Centre Specialist across the England region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

Data Centre Specialist Daily Rate Histogram in England

Data Centre Specialist
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Data Centre Specialist across the England region.

Data Centre Specialist Hourly Rate Trend in England

Data Centre Specialist
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Data Centre Specialist within the England region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London - 10 £400 -
East of England - - - -
Data Centre Specialist
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Data Centre Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Data Centre Specialist in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Data Centre Specialist in their job title.

1 10 (83.33%) VMware
2 8 (66.67%) EMC
3 7 (58.33%) NetApp
4 5 (41.67%) EMC NetWorker
4 5 (41.67%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (33.33%) 3PAR
5 4 (33.33%) SAN
5 4 (33.33%) Migration
5 4 (33.33%) TCP/IP
5 4 (33.33%) Cisco
6 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 3 (25.00%) HP
6 3 (25.00%) Windows
6 3 (25.00%) Solaris
6 3 (25.00%) Linux
6 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (25.00%) C
6 3 (25.00%) Red Hat
6 3 (25.00%) Legato
6 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (25.00%) CLARiiON
6 3 (25.00%) NetBackup
6 3 (25.00%) Backup Exec
6 3 (25.00%) Symantec
6 3 (25.00%) Firewall
6 3 (25.00%) VCP5
6 3 (25.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 3 (25.00%) Xen
6 3 (25.00%) Fujitsu
6 3 (25.00%) VCP4

Data Centre Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Data Centre Specialist in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Data Centre Specialist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Office
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
1 1 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 4 (33.33%) TCP/IP
1 4 (33.33%) SAN
2 3 (25.00%) Firewall
2 3 (25.00%) Network Security
3 1 (8.33%) ADSL2+
3 1 (8.33%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (8.33%) Structured Cabling
3 1 (8.33%) Wireless
3 1 (8.33%) VLAN
3 1 (8.33%) LAN
3 1 (8.33%) WAN
3 1 (8.33%) Internet
3 1 (8.33%) MPLS
3 1 (8.33%) OSPF
3 1 (8.33%) BGP-4
3 1 (8.33%) SS7
General
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) CLARiiON
2 2 (16.67%) Symmetrix DMX
2 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) Windows
1 3 (25.00%) Solaris
1 3 (25.00%) Linux
1 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Migration
2 3 (25.00%) Data Migration
3 1 (8.33%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (8.33%) Information Security
3 1 (8.33%) Business Development
3 1 (8.33%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 3 (25.00%) MCITP
1 3 (25.00%) VCP4
1 3 (25.00%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (41.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (25.00%) Hyper-V
2 3 (25.00%) Xen
3 2 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (8.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (41.67%) EMC NetWorker
2 3 (25.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 3 (25.00%) SCDPM
2 3 (25.00%) Legato
2 3 (25.00%) NetBackup
2 3 (25.00%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 10 (83.33%) VMware
2 8 (66.67%) EMC
3 7 (58.33%) NetApp
4 4 (33.33%) Cisco
4 4 (33.33%) 3PAR
5 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (25.00%) HP
5 3 (25.00%) Fujitsu
5 3 (25.00%) Red Hat
5 3 (25.00%) Symantec
6 2 (16.67%) Veritas