The table below looks at the statistics for the Data Centre Architect role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Data Centre Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 14 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Data Centre Architect
Rank 570 569 580
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Data Centre Architect 56 36 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.070% 0.039%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.074% 0.041%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 18 16
Average daily rate £525 £513 £503
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.43% +1.99%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £325 £431
10% offered a daily rate of more than £610 £650 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £535 £463
% change year-on-year
-6.54% +15.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
48768 48345 46356
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.58% 94.48% 94.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 31355 30091 27314
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £565
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1699 1902 2042
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.22 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.62% -1.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Data Centre Architect
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Data Centre Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Data Centre Architect
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Data Centre Architect within the UK.

Data Centre Architect Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Data Centre Architect
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Data Centre Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 14 February 2016.

Data Centre Architect Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Data Centre Architect
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Data Centre Architect within the UK.

Data Centre Architect Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Data Centre Architect
Top 26 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Data Centre Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 14 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
England +15 53 £525 +2.43% 2
London +24 31 £530 +3.41% 1
North West 0 12 £550 -
Cheshire - 9 £600 -
South East +16 7 £400 -38.46%
Warrington - 4 £600 -
Hampshire - 4 - -
Berkshire +5 3 £400 -38.46%
Scotland -6 3 £675 +3.84%
Portsmouth - 3 - -
Edinburgh - 3 £675 -
City of London +45 2 £563 +73.07%
Manchester - 2 £469 -
Newbury - 2 - -
Merseyside +3 1 £425 -
Warwickshire +2 1 - -
Liverpool -4 1 £425 -
Reading -5 1 £400 -38.46%
East Midlands -8 1 £450 -
West Midlands -21 1 - -
East of England - 1 - - 1
Hertfordshire - 1 - -
Derbyshire - 1 £450 -
Atherstone - 1 - -
Basingstoke - 1 - -
Chesterfield - 1 £450 -

Data Centre Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Data Centre Architect 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 Architect in their job title.

1 94 (100.00%) Data Centre
2 56 (59.57%) Migration
3 30 (31.91%) VMware
4 25 (26.60%) Cisco
4 25 (26.60%) EMC
5 24 (25.53%) HP
6 20 (21.28%) NetApp
6 20 (21.28%) WAN
7 17 (18.09%) Oracle
7 17 (18.09%) Unix
7 17 (18.09%) Linux
7 17 (18.09%) Firewall
7 17 (18.09%) VMware Infrastructure
8 16 (17.02%) Disaster Recovery
8 16 (17.02%) Technical Architecture
8 16 (17.02%) LAN
9 14 (14.89%) Finance
10 13 (13.83%) IBM
10 13 (13.83%) Security Cleared
11 12 (12.77%) Juniper
12 11 (11.70%) Network Design
12 11 (11.70%) IPv6
12 11 (11.70%) CheckPoint
12 11 (11.70%) DNS
12 11 (11.70%) Public Cloud
13 10 (10.64%) Private Cloud
13 10 (10.64%) SC Cleared
13 10 (10.64%) Amazon AWS
13 10 (10.64%) Microsoft
14 9 (9.57%) Windows

Data Centre Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Data Centre Architect 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 Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (7.45%) OpenStack
2 5 (5.32%) Smallworld
3 3 (3.19%) WebLogic
4 2 (2.13%) MS Exchange
4 2 (2.13%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.06%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (1.06%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 10 (10.64%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (7.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (5.32%) IaaS
3 5 (5.32%) PaaS
4 3 (3.19%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (2.13%) SaaS
6 1 (1.06%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 20 (21.28%) WAN
2 17 (18.09%) Firewall
3 16 (17.02%) LAN
4 11 (11.70%) DNS
4 11 (11.70%) IPv6
5 9 (9.57%) BGP
5 9 (9.57%) FabricPath
5 9 (9.57%) MPLS
5 9 (9.57%) OSPF
5 9 (9.57%) VPN
6 8 (8.51%) Cisco Nexus
6 8 (8.51%) IPsec
6 8 (8.51%) IPv4
6 8 (8.51%) TRILL
7 7 (7.45%) Network Security
8 4 (4.26%) VLAN
9 2 (2.13%) Software-Defined Networking
10 1 (1.06%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 1 (1.06%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 1 (1.06%) IOS XR
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.51%) DB2
1 8 (8.51%) SQL Server
2 7 (7.45%) MySQL
3 5 (5.32%) Oracle Database
4 3 (3.19%) Relational Database
5 2 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.06%) Data Mining
6 1 (1.06%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.06%) Oracle8/8i Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.06%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 14 (14.89%) Finance
2 8 (8.51%) Telecoms
3 5 (5.32%) Retail
4 4 (4.26%) Banking
5 1 (1.06%) Advertising
5 1 (1.06%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.06%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.32%) Middleware
2 2 (2.13%) SAP Basis
2 2 (2.13%) SAPUI5
Miscellaneous
1 94 (100.00%) Data Centre
2 11 (11.70%) Public Cloud
3 10 (10.64%) Private Cloud
4 8 (8.51%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 8 (8.51%) iSeries
5 7 (7.45%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (6.38%) Hybrid Cloud
7 5 (5.32%) BBC
7 5 (5.32%) iDTV
7 5 (5.32%) IPTV
7 5 (5.32%) Over-the-Top Content
7 5 (5.32%) STB
8 3 (3.19%) Clustering
8 3 (3.19%) VCE vBlock
9 2 (2.13%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (2.13%) FlexPod
9 2 (2.13%) Management Information System
10 1 (1.06%) Enterprise Storage
10 1 (1.06%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 17 (18.09%) Linux
1 17 (18.09%) Unix
2 9 (9.57%) AIX
2 9 (9.57%) Windows
3 3 (3.19%) Windows Server
4 2 (2.13%) HPUX
4 2 (2.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (2.13%) Solaris
4 2 (2.13%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.06%) CatOS
5 1 (1.06%) SUSE
5 1 (1.06%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.06%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (59.57%) Migration
2 16 (17.02%) Disaster Recovery
2 16 (17.02%) Technical Architecture
3 11 (11.70%) Network Design
4 9 (9.57%) ITIL
5 7 (7.45%) Network Architecture
5 7 (7.45%) Presales
5 7 (7.45%) Target Operating Model
6 6 (6.38%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (6.38%) CRM
6 6 (6.38%) ERP
6 6 (6.38%) eTOM
6 6 (6.38%) TOGAF
7 4 (4.26%) Enterprise Architecture
7 4 (4.26%) High Availability
7 4 (4.26%) Requirements Analysis
7 4 (4.26%) Zachman Framework
8 3 (3.19%) Analytics
8 3 (3.19%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (3.19%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 9 (9.57%) Lisp
2 5 (5.32%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (13.83%) Security Cleared
2 10 (10.64%) SC Cleared
3 4 (4.26%) ISEB
4 3 (3.19%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (3.19%) DV Cleared
5 2 (2.13%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (2.13%) CCIE
5 2 (2.13%) CCNP
6 1 (1.06%) CISSP
6 1 (1.06%) Degree
6 1 (1.06%) MCSA
6 1 (1.06%) MCSE
6 1 (1.06%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.06%) QA
System Software
1 17 (18.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (3.19%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.13%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.06%) NFS
4 1 (1.06%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (1.06%) vCloud
4 1 (1.06%) vSphere
4 1 (1.06%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 5 (5.32%) NetBackup
2 3 (3.19%) SCVMM
3 2 (2.13%) SCOM
4 1 (1.06%) OpenView
4 1 (1.06%) SCCM
4 1 (1.06%) SCOrch
4 1 (1.06%) Tivoli
4 1 (1.06%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 30 (31.91%) VMware
2 25 (26.60%) Cisco
2 25 (26.60%) EMC
3 24 (25.53%) HP
4 20 (21.28%) NetApp
5 17 (18.09%) Oracle
6 13 (13.83%) IBM
7 12 (12.77%) Juniper
8 11 (11.70%) CheckPoint
9 10 (10.64%) Microsoft
10 5 (5.32%) BT
10 5 (5.32%) Citrix
10 5 (5.32%) Ericsson
11 4 (4.26%) BMC
12 3 (3.19%) 3PAR
12 3 (3.19%) CommVault
12 3 (3.19%) SAP
13 2 (2.13%) Teradata
14 1 (1.06%) Brocade
14 1 (1.06%) Huawei