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 4 September 2015 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Data Centre Architect
Rank 621 581 579
Rank change year-on-year
-40 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Data Centre Architect 12 29 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.021% 0.052% 0.015%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.022% 0.056% 0.017%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 20 4
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£450 £500 £478
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +4.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £338 £475
10% offered a daily rate of more than £655 £628 £494
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £338 £475
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -28.94%
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
54235 51432 48394
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.81% 92.07% 92.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 34663 31190 28805
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1992 1996 2114
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -

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 4 September 2015.

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 18 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 4 September 2015. 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 -21 11 £525 +5.00% 1
London -10 4 £613 +11.36%
South East -23 4 £425 +25.92%
Surrey -2 2 - -
Staines - 2 - -
Berkshire - 2 £425 -
West Midlands +10 1 £700 -
Cheshire -14 1 £400 -15.78% 1
North West -34 1 £400 -15.78% 1
Birmingham - 1 £700 -
East Midlands - 1 - -
Glasgow - 1 £450 -
Scotland - 1 £450 -
Leicestershire - 1 - -
Reading - 1 £400 -
Slough - 1 £450 -
Warrington - 1 £400 -
Leicester - 1 - -

Data Centre Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 20 (100.00%) Data Centre
2 14 (70.00%) Migration
3 7 (35.00%) VMware
4 6 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 4 (20.00%) HP
6 3 (15.00%) SAN
6 3 (15.00%) SAP
6 3 (15.00%) LAN
6 3 (15.00%) WAN
6 3 (15.00%) Finance
6 3 (15.00%) Technical Architecture
6 3 (15.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (15.00%) Firewall
6 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (15.00%) Amazon AWS
7 2 (10.00%) Open Source
7 2 (10.00%) Hyper-V
7 2 (10.00%) NAS
7 2 (10.00%) Enterprise Storage
7 2 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (10.00%) High Availability
7 2 (10.00%) Office 365
7 2 (10.00%) Replication
7 2 (10.00%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (10.00%) Private Cloud
7 2 (10.00%) Public Cloud
7 2 (10.00%) Enterprise Cloud
7 2 (10.00%) J2EE
7 2 (10.00%) Cisco

Data Centre Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (5.00%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (15.00%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (10.00%) Office 365
3 1 (5.00%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (5.00%) Google Compute Engine
3 1 (5.00%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (5.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 1 (5.00%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (5.00%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (5.00%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.00%) SAN
1 3 (15.00%) Firewall
1 3 (15.00%) LAN
1 3 (15.00%) WAN
2 2 (10.00%) IPv6
2 2 (10.00%) NAS
3 1 (5.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (5.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 1 (5.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) Relational Database
General
1 3 (15.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.00%) Marketing
2 1 (5.00%) Electronics
2 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) J2EE
2 1 (5.00%) Web Services
2 1 (5.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 20 (100.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (10.00%) Replication
2 2 (10.00%) Enterprise Storage
2 2 (10.00%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (10.00%) Private Cloud
2 2 (10.00%) Public Cloud
2 2 (10.00%) Enterprise Cloud
3 1 (5.00%) EMC VNX
3 1 (5.00%) EMC VMAX
3 1 (5.00%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.00%) Linux
2 1 (5.00%) SUSE
2 1 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (5.00%) UNIX
2 1 (5.00%) Windows
2 1 (5.00%) AIX
2 1 (5.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (70.00%) Migration
2 3 (15.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (15.00%) Technical Architecture
3 2 (10.00%) Open Source
3 2 (10.00%) Configuration Management
3 2 (10.00%) High Availability
4 1 (5.00%) Transition Management
4 1 (5.00%) DevOps
4 1 (5.00%) Auto-Scaling
4 1 (5.00%) Security Hardening
4 1 (5.00%) Cutover Planning
4 1 (5.00%) Converged Infrastructure
4 1 (5.00%) Office Automation
4 1 (5.00%) ITIL
4 1 (5.00%) ERP
4 1 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (5.00%) Programme Management
4 1 (5.00%) TOGAF
4 1 (5.00%) Network Design
4 1 (5.00%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) CCNP
1 1 (5.00%) CCNA
1 1 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (5.00%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (5.00%) DV Cleared
1 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 6 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (10.00%) Hyper-V
2 2 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (5.00%) vCloud
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) OpenView
1 1 (5.00%) SCCM
1 1 (5.00%) Data Guard
1 1 (5.00%) Puppet
1 1 (5.00%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (5.00%) EMC VPLEX
Vendors
1 7 (35.00%) VMware
2 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (20.00%) HP
3 3 (15.00%) SAP
4 2 (10.00%) Cisco
4 2 (10.00%) EMC
4 2 (10.00%) Citrix
5 1 (5.00%) Juniper
5 1 (5.00%) Veritas
5 1 (5.00%) IBM
5 1 (5.00%) Cognos
5 1 (5.00%) Sun
5 1 (5.00%) Oracle
5 1 (5.00%) Google
5 1 (5.00%) Veeam
5 1 (5.00%) F5
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