The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the North West region that had Data Centre Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 29 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Data Centre Engineer
Rank 147 164 -
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -
Contract jobs requiring a Data Centre Engineer 9 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.25% 0.022% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.023% -
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 0
Median daily rate £344 £235 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+46.27% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £350 £264
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +32.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.50 £15.41 £24.12
% change year-on-year
+59.03% -36.13%
Data Centre Engineer
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 North West 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
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3340 4264 3012
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.22% 95.05% 93.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 2117 2598 1719
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £270 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 136 214 196
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.33 £16.08
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.86% +7.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +6.06%

Data Centre Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of IT contracts across the North West region that featured Data Centre Engineer in the job title.

Data Centre Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Data Centre Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Data Centre Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Data Centre Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Data Centre Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Data Centre Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Data Centre Engineer within the North West region over the 3 months to 29 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Lancashire - 6 £350 -
Manchester +1 3 £325 +38.29%
Data Centre Engineer
England

Data Centre Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 September 2016, Data Centre Engineer 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 North West region featuring Data Centre Engineer in the job title.

1 22 (100.00%) Data Centre
2 8 (36.36%) ITIL
2 8 (36.36%) Service Management
3 7 (31.82%) ITSM
4 6 (27.27%) Asset Management
4 6 (27.27%) Change Management
4 6 (27.27%) Data Centre Operations
5 5 (22.73%) Microsoft
6 4 (18.18%) SAN
6 4 (18.18%) NetBackup
7 3 (13.64%) Problem Management
7 3 (13.64%) Network Security
7 3 (13.64%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (13.64%) Firewall
7 3 (13.64%) LAN
7 3 (13.64%) WAN
7 3 (13.64%) Windows
8 2 (9.09%) Windows Server
8 2 (9.09%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (9.09%) Cisco Wireless
8 2 (9.09%) 802.1X
8 2 (9.09%) FWSM
8 2 (9.09%) DevOps
8 2 (9.09%) OpenScape
8 2 (9.09%) Linux
8 2 (9.09%) VPN
8 2 (9.09%) SSL
8 2 (9.09%) Cisco
8 2 (9.09%) PRINCE2
8 2 (9.09%) Wireless

Data Centre Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 1 (4.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (4.55%) SharePoint
1 1 (4.55%) Skype for Business
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (18.18%) SAN
2 3 (13.64%) Firewall
2 3 (13.64%) LAN
2 3 (13.64%) Network Security
2 3 (13.64%) WAN
3 2 (9.09%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (9.09%) Cisco ISE
3 2 (9.09%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (9.09%) Cisco PIX
3 2 (9.09%) Cisco Wireless
3 2 (9.09%) FWSM
3 2 (9.09%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (9.09%) IPsec
3 2 (9.09%) OpenScape
3 2 (9.09%) SSL
3 2 (9.09%) VoIP
3 2 (9.09%) VPN
3 2 (9.09%) Wireless
3 2 (9.09%) WLAN
4 1 (4.55%) PBX
General
1 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.09%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 22 (100.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (9.09%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (4.55%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.64%) Windows
2 2 (9.09%) Linux
2 2 (9.09%) Windows Server
3 1 (4.55%) Unix
3 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (36.36%) ITIL
1 8 (36.36%) Service Management
2 7 (31.82%) ITSM
3 6 (27.27%) Asset Management
3 6 (27.27%) Change Management
3 6 (27.27%) Data Centre Operations
4 3 (13.64%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (13.64%) Problem Management
5 2 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (9.09%) Business Continuity
5 2 (9.09%) DevOps
5 2 (9.09%) PRINCE2
5 2 (9.09%) Risk Management
5 2 (9.09%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 1 (4.55%) Capacity Management
6 1 (4.55%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (4.55%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (4.55%) High Availability
6 1 (4.55%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (4.55%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.55%) Java
1 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
1 1 (4.55%) PHP
1 1 (4.55%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (18.18%) NetBackup
2 2 (9.09%) Cacti
2 2 (9.09%) SCCM
3 1 (4.55%) Legato
3 1 (4.55%) WSUS
Vendors
1 5 (22.73%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.09%) Cisco
2 2 (9.09%) Polycom
2 2 (9.09%) Siemens
3 1 (4.55%) HP
3 1 (4.55%) Remedy