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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Data Centre Architect
Rank 573 573 547
Rank change year-on-year
0 -26
Contract jobs requiring a Data Centre Architect 22 9 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.040% 0.017% 0.020%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.043% 0.019% 0.022%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 7 3
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£381 £450 £488
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.27% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £340 £378
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £580 £526
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £413 -
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
50642 47729 46134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.79% 92.49% 92.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 32228 28770 26034
Average daily rate £400 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2044 2098 2641
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 19 December 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 13 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 19 December 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
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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
England -19 20 £375 -16.66% 2
London +21 10 £381 -19.73%
City of London - 5 £375 -
South East -19 2 - -
Reading - 2 - -
Berkshire - 2 - -
Kent - - - -
Birmingham - - - - 1
Bristol - - - - 1
Slough - - - -
West Malling - - - -
South West - - - - 1
West Midlands - - - - 1

Data Centre Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 18 (43.90%) Migration
2 17 (41.46%) VMware
2 17 (41.46%) SAN
3 15 (36.59%) Cisco
4 14 (34.15%) VMware Infrastructure
5 12 (29.27%) NAS
6 10 (24.39%) UNIX
6 10 (24.39%) TOGAF
7 9 (21.95%) Windows
7 9 (21.95%) Solaris
8 8 (19.51%) Microsoft
8 8 (19.51%) Enterprise Storage
9 7 (17.07%) Disaster Recovery
9 7 (17.07%) Linux
9 7 (17.07%) LAN
9 7 (17.07%) WAN
9 7 (17.07%) Oracle
10 6 (14.63%) AIX
10 6 (14.63%) HP
10 6 (14.63%) Citrix
10 6 (14.63%) Firewall
10 6 (14.63%) Technical Architecture
11 5 (12.20%) Oracle RAC
11 5 (12.20%) SCCM
11 5 (12.20%) Data Guard
11 5 (12.20%) Data Migration
11 5 (12.20%) Cisco Nexus
11 5 (12.20%) Juniper
11 5 (12.20%) Replication
12 4 (9.76%) Middleware

Data Centre Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 2 (4.88%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (2.44%) Amazon S3
2 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.44%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.44%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (2.44%) IaaS
2 1 (2.44%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (2.44%) Amazon ElastiCache
2 1 (2.44%) ElastiCache
2 1 (2.44%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (41.46%) SAN
2 12 (29.27%) NAS
3 7 (17.07%) LAN
3 7 (17.07%) WAN
4 6 (14.63%) Firewall
5 5 (12.20%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (7.32%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (7.32%) MPLS
6 3 (7.32%) OSPF
6 3 (7.32%) BGP
6 3 (7.32%) Wireless
6 3 (7.32%) EIGRP
6 3 (7.32%) IP Telephony
7 2 (4.88%) MVNO
8 1 (2.44%) Network Security
8 1 (2.44%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.32%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.44%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (2.44%) MySQL
2 1 (2.44%) dBASE
Development Applications
1 2 (4.88%) Jenkins
General
1 4 (9.76%) Telecoms
2 3 (7.32%) Finance
3 1 (2.44%) Local Government
3 1 (2.44%) Dutch Language
3 1 (2.44%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.76%) Middleware
2 1 (2.44%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 8 (19.51%) Enterprise Storage
2 5 (12.20%) Replication
3 2 (4.88%) Clustering
4 1 (2.44%) iPad
4 1 (2.44%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.44%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 10 (24.39%) UNIX
2 9 (21.95%) Windows
2 9 (21.95%) Solaris
3 7 (17.07%) Linux
4 6 (14.63%) AIX
5 4 (9.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (7.32%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (7.32%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (4.88%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (2.44%) Windows 8
8 1 (2.44%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (43.90%) Migration
2 10 (24.39%) TOGAF
3 7 (17.07%) Disaster Recovery
4 6 (14.63%) Technical Architecture
5 5 (12.20%) Data Migration
6 4 (9.76%) Service Management
7 3 (7.32%) ITIL
7 3 (7.32%) Project Management
8 2 (4.88%) Network Design
8 2 (4.88%) Network Architecture
8 2 (4.88%) Capacity Planning
8 2 (4.88%) DevOps
8 2 (4.88%) Requirements Analysis
9 1 (2.44%) Enterprise Architecture
9 1 (2.44%) Continuous Integration
9 1 (2.44%) Business Transformation
9 1 (2.44%) PRINCE2
9 1 (2.44%) Service Delivery
9 1 (2.44%) Stakeholder Management
9 1 (2.44%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 4 (9.76%) SQL
1 4 (9.76%) PowerShell
2 2 (4.88%) Python
2 2 (4.88%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (2.44%) Degree
1 1 (2.44%) SC Cleared
1 1 (2.44%) Security Cleared
1 1 (2.44%) ISEB
1 1 (2.44%) PMP
1 1 (2.44%) PMI Certification
1 1 (2.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 14 (34.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (12.20%) Oracle RAC
3 3 (7.32%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (4.88%) VMware ESX
4 2 (4.88%) Active Directory
4 2 (4.88%) XenApp
5 1 (2.44%) Hyper-V
5 1 (2.44%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 5 (12.20%) SCCM
1 5 (12.20%) Data Guard
2 4 (9.76%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (4.88%) Puppet
3 2 (4.88%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (2.44%) SCOM
4 1 (2.44%) SCVMM
4 1 (2.44%) EdgeSight
4 1 (2.44%) PureDisk
4 1 (2.44%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 17 (41.46%) VMware
2 15 (36.59%) Cisco
3 8 (19.51%) Microsoft
4 7 (17.07%) Oracle
5 6 (14.63%) HP
5 6 (14.63%) Citrix
6 5 (12.20%) Juniper
7 4 (9.76%) EMC
7 4 (9.76%) Sun
8 3 (7.32%) Sybase
8 3 (7.32%) SAP
8 3 (7.32%) BMC
8 3 (7.32%) NetApp
9 2 (4.88%) Veritas
9 2 (4.88%) Nortel
9 2 (4.88%) Veeam
10 1 (2.44%) Brocade
10 1 (2.44%) PlateSpin
10 1 (2.44%) 3PAR
10 1 (2.44%) IBM