The table below looks at the statistics for the Data Centre Specialist role in IT contracts advertised for the London 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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Data Centre Specialist
Rank 403 410 -
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -
Contract jobs requiring a Data Centre Specialist 5 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.024% 0.024% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.025% 0.025% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 0
Average daily rate £500 £564 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.30% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £460 £210 -
% change year-on-year
+119.04% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Data Centre Specialist
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the London 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
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
20052 20041 20862
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.68% 94.50% 94.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 14187 14178 14151
Average daily rate £450 £450 £435
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 309 344 401
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £13.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.70 £37.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Data Centre Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

Data Centre Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in London

Data Centre Specialist
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Data Centre Specialist Daily Rate Trend in London

Data Centre Specialist
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Data Centre Specialist across the London region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016.

Data Centre Specialist Daily Rate Histogram in London

Data Centre Specialist
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Data Centre Specialist Hourly Rate Trend in London

Data Centre Specialist
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
City of London - 1 £575 -
Data Centre Specialist
England

Data Centre Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 8 (100.00%) Data Centre
2 6 (75.00%) Cisco
3 5 (62.50%) HP
3 5 (62.50%) EMC
4 4 (50.00%) NetApp
4 4 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (50.00%) VMware
4 4 (50.00%) Target Operating Model
4 4 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (37.50%) Re-Platforming
5 3 (37.50%) NetBackup
5 3 (37.50%) Network Design
5 3 (37.50%) Firewall
5 3 (37.50%) CommVault
6 2 (25.00%) SAN
6 2 (25.00%) Finance
6 2 (25.00%) LAN
6 2 (25.00%) WAN
6 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
6 2 (25.00%) Network Architecture
6 2 (25.00%) Data Architecture
6 2 (25.00%) Technical Architecture
6 2 (25.00%) Local Government
6 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
7 1 (12.50%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (12.50%) Fortinet
7 1 (12.50%) PlateSpin
7 1 (12.50%) SCCM
7 1 (12.50%) SCOM
7 1 (12.50%) Network Security

Data Centre Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 (12.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) Firewall
2 2 (25.00%) LAN
2 2 (25.00%) SAN
2 2 (25.00%) WAN
3 1 (12.50%) BGP
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (12.50%) EIGRP
3 1 (12.50%) FabricPath
3 1 (12.50%) FCoE
3 1 (12.50%) Network Security
3 1 (12.50%) OSPF
3 1 (12.50%) VPN
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
1 2 (25.00%) Local Government
2 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (100.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
1 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
1 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 4 (50.00%) Target Operating Model
2 3 (37.50%) Network Design
2 3 (37.50%) Re-Platforming
3 2 (25.00%) Data Architecture
3 2 (25.00%) Network Architecture
3 2 (25.00%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (12.50%) Migration
4 1 (12.50%) Project Management
4 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (12.50%) Validation
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) CTC Cleared
System Software
1 4 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) NetBackup
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (12.50%) FortiGate
2 1 (12.50%) Nagios
2 1 (12.50%) SCCM
2 1 (12.50%) SCOM
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) Cisco
2 5 (62.50%) EMC
2 5 (62.50%) HP
3 4 (50.00%) NetApp
3 4 (50.00%) VMware
4 3 (37.50%) CommVault
5 1 (12.50%) Aruba
5 1 (12.50%) Fortinet
5 1 (12.50%) Juniper
5 1 (12.50%) Mercator
5 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
5 1 (12.50%) NetIQ
5 1 (12.50%) PlateSpin