The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Data Centre Architect
Rank 578 551 575
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +24
Contract jobs requiring a Data Centre Architect 10 5 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.018% 0.010% 0.016%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.019% 0.011% 0.018%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 3
Average daily rate £513 £475 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.89% -5.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 - £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51988 44191 56201
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.28% 92.47% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 31587 25300 30909
Average daily rate £390 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 2072 2201 2627
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -8.90%

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 17 April 2014.

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 8 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 17 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -30 10 £513 +7.89% 3
London -28 7 £563 +18.42% 2
City of London - 4 £625 - 2
South East -15 3 £388 -
Berkshire -12 1 £450 -
Hertfordshire - - - - 1
Midlands - - - -
East of England - - - - 1

Data Centre Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 9 (56.25%) Migration
2 6 (37.50%) VMware
3 5 (31.25%) Windows
4 4 (25.00%) Finance
4 4 (25.00%) Tivoli
4 4 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (18.75%) Hyper-V
5 3 (18.75%) UNIX
5 3 (18.75%) Cisco
5 3 (18.75%) IBM
5 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (12.50%) BMC
6 2 (12.50%) HP
6 2 (12.50%) Oracle
6 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
6 2 (12.50%) Project Management
6 2 (12.50%) Linux
6 2 (12.50%) Banking
6 2 (12.50%) TOGAF
6 2 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (12.50%) Network Security
7 1 (6.25%) Data Migration
7 1 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (6.25%) Data Guard
7 1 (6.25%) CMDB
7 1 (6.25%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (6.25%) Technical Architecture
7 1 (6.25%) Asset Management

Data Centre Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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.

Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) Network Security
1 2 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (6.25%) SAN
2 1 (6.25%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (6.25%) NoSQL
General
1 4 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Clustering
1 1 (6.25%) CMDB
1 1 (6.25%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 5 (31.25%) Windows
2 3 (18.75%) UNIX
2 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (12.50%) Linux
4 1 (6.25%) Solaris
4 1 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (56.25%) Migration
2 2 (12.50%) Project Management
2 2 (12.50%) TOGAF
3 1 (6.25%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (6.25%) Data Migration
3 1 (6.25%) Security Architecture
3 1 (6.25%) Service Management
3 1 (6.25%) Risk Management
3 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (6.25%) Asset Management
3 1 (6.25%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) CISSP
1 1 (6.25%) CISM
System Software
1 4 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (18.75%) Hyper-V
3 1 (6.25%) VMware ESX
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 4 (25.00%) Tivoli
2 1 (6.25%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 6 (37.50%) VMware
2 3 (18.75%) Cisco
2 3 (18.75%) IBM
3 2 (12.50%) HP
3 2 (12.50%) Oracle
3 2 (12.50%) BMC
4 1 (6.25%) NetApp
4 1 (6.25%) SAP
4 1 (6.25%) Citrix
4 1 (6.25%) Avaya