The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Data Centre Architect featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 2 December 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
2 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Data Centre Architect
Rank 592 600 605
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Data Centre Architect 36 45 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.072% 0.081% 0.057%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.076% 0.085% 0.061%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 19 24
Median daily rate £550 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.78% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £395 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £630 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £518 £400 £450
% change year-on-year
+29.37% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £50.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £50.00 -

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
47474 52672 53743
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.62% 94.81% 93.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 31013 33568 33961
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £583 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1672 2047 2214
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.79
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.66%

Data Centre Architect
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Data Centre Architect in the job title.

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 2 December 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 22 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Data Centre Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 2 December 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
England +6 35 £550 +15.78% 11
London -7 13 £600 +12.14% 4
South East +30 9 £488 +21.87% 1
North West +4 8 £510 +27.50% 1
Manchester +5 6 £500 +5.26% 1
Berkshire +12 5 £431 +7.81% 1
City of London -3 4 £554 -45.97% 2
Birmingham -9 3 £600 - 2
West Midlands -21 3 £600 +14.28% 2
Cheshire +7 2 £525 +35.48%
Surrey - 2 £538 -
Leatherhead - 2 £538 -
Scotland +13 1 £475 - 2
Derbyshire - 1 £650 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £450 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £650 -
Bracknell - 1 - -
Milton Keynes - 1 £450 -
Chesterfield - 1 £650 -
Oxford - 1 £650 -
East Midlands - 1 £650 - 1
Edinburgh - 1 £475 - 2

Data Centre Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 December 2016, Data Centre Architect 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 featuring Data Centre Architect in the job title.

1 97 (100.00%) Data Centre
2 56 (57.73%) Migration
3 22 (22.68%) LAN
4 21 (21.65%) WAN
4 21 (21.65%) Windows
5 19 (19.59%) VMware
6 17 (17.53%) Linux
7 16 (16.49%) Active Directory
8 14 (14.43%) Finance
8 14 (14.43%) VMware Infrastructure
9 13 (13.40%) Banking
9 13 (13.40%) Firewall
10 11 (11.34%) Unix
11 9 (9.28%) AIX
11 9 (9.28%) SQL
11 9 (9.28%) VPN
11 9 (9.28%) Microsoft
11 9 (9.28%) SAN
11 9 (9.28%) Amazon AWS
12 8 (8.25%) Microsoft Azure
12 8 (8.25%) vCloud
12 8 (8.25%) Cisco
12 8 (8.25%) Citrix
12 8 (8.25%) Programme Management
13 7 (7.22%) Enterprise Architecture
13 7 (7.22%) Security Cleared
13 7 (7.22%) Load Balancing
13 7 (7.22%) Windows Server 2012
13 7 (7.22%) IaaS
13 7 (7.22%) Hybrid Cloud

Data Centre Architect Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills 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 3 (3.09%) Elasticsearch
1 3 (3.09%) Office Communications Server
2 2 (2.06%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.03%) IIS
3 1 (1.03%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (1.03%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (1.03%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.06%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.03%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 9 (9.28%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (8.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (7.22%) IaaS
4 3 (3.09%) Office 365
4 3 (3.09%) PaaS
4 3 (3.09%) SaaS
5 2 (2.06%) Amazon S3
6 1 (1.03%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (1.03%) IBM Cloud
6 1 (1.03%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 22 (22.68%) LAN
2 21 (21.65%) WAN
3 13 (13.40%) Firewall
4 9 (9.28%) SAN
4 9 (9.28%) VPN
5 5 (5.15%) MPLS
6 4 (4.12%) Network Security
6 4 (4.12%) VoIP
6 4 (4.12%) WLAN
7 3 (3.09%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (3.09%) DHCP
7 3 (3.09%) NAS
8 2 (2.06%) Fibre Channel
8 2 (2.06%) VLAN
8 2 (2.06%) VXLAN
9 1 (1.03%) IPsec
9 1 (1.03%) OSPF
9 1 (1.03%) Skype
9 1 (1.03%) SMTP
9 1 (1.03%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.09%) DB2
2 2 (2.06%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.03%) Big Data
General
1 14 (14.43%) Finance
2 13 (13.40%) Banking
3 4 (4.12%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.09%) Marketing
5 2 (2.06%) Electronics
5 2 (2.06%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.06%) Retail
6 1 (1.03%) Advertising
6 1 (1.03%) Back Office
6 1 (1.03%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.12%) .NET
2 3 (3.09%) J2EE
3 1 (1.03%) HTML
3 1 (1.03%) Middleware
3 1 (1.03%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 97 (100.00%) Data Centre
2 7 (7.22%) Hybrid Cloud
3 6 (6.19%) Mainframe
4 5 (5.15%) Enterprise Cloud
5 4 (4.12%) Private Cloud
6 2 (2.06%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (2.06%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.06%) Replication
6 2 (2.06%) Virtual Team
7 1 (1.03%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.03%) Clustering
7 1 (1.03%) EPoS
7 1 (1.03%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 21 (21.65%) Windows
2 17 (17.53%) Linux
3 11 (11.34%) Unix
4 9 (9.28%) AIX
5 7 (7.22%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (6.19%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (6.19%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (5.15%) Solaris
8 4 (4.12%) HPUX
8 4 (4.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (4.12%) Windows Server
9 3 (3.09%) SUSE
10 1 (1.03%) VMS
10 1 (1.03%) Windows 10
10 1 (1.03%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (57.73%) Migration
2 8 (8.25%) Programme Management
3 7 (7.22%) Enterprise Architecture
3 7 (7.22%) Load Balancing
4 6 (6.19%) DevOps
4 6 (6.19%) Project Management
4 6 (6.19%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (5.15%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (4.12%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (4.12%) Network Design
6 4 (4.12%) SOA
6 4 (4.12%) Supplier Management
6 4 (4.12%) TOGAF
7 3 (3.09%) Analytics
7 3 (3.09%) Customer Engagement
7 3 (3.09%) EAI
7 3 (3.09%) Network Architecture
7 3 (3.09%) Network Management
7 3 (3.09%) Server Building
7 3 (3.09%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 9 (9.28%) SQL
2 3 (3.09%) Python
3 1 (1.03%) C#
3 1 (1.03%) C++
3 1 (1.03%) Java
3 1 (1.03%) Perl
3 1 (1.03%) PHP
Qualifications
1 7 (7.22%) Security Cleared
2 6 (6.19%) Degree
3 5 (5.15%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.06%) CCIE
4 2 (2.06%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.03%) BC Cleared
5 1 (1.03%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.03%) CCDP
5 1 (1.03%) CCNP
5 1 (1.03%) MCSA
5 1 (1.03%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.03%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (1.03%) VCAP
5 1 (1.03%) VCDX
5 1 (1.03%) VCP6
5 1 (1.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.03%) PCI DSS
1 1 (1.03%) QA
System Software
1 16 (16.49%) Active Directory
2 14 (14.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (8.25%) vCloud
4 5 (5.15%) Hyper-V
5 4 (4.12%) vSphere
6 3 (3.09%) Samba
7 2 (2.06%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (1.03%) Docker
8 1 (1.03%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (1.03%) VMware ESX
8 1 (1.03%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (5.15%) BladeLogic
2 3 (3.09%) Graphite
2 3 (3.09%) logstash
2 3 (3.09%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (2.06%) AirWatch
4 1 (1.03%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (1.03%) FortiGate
4 1 (1.03%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 19 (19.59%) VMware
2 9 (9.28%) Microsoft
3 8 (8.25%) Cisco
3 8 (8.25%) Citrix
4 4 (4.12%) Blue Coat
4 4 (4.12%) CheckPoint
4 4 (4.12%) EMC
4 4 (4.12%) Oracle
5 3 (3.09%) MobileIron
6 2 (2.06%) F5
6 2 (2.06%) Progress
6 2 (2.06%) SAP
7 1 (1.03%) HP
7 1 (1.03%) IBM
7 1 (1.03%) Juniper
7 1 (1.03%) NetApp
7 1 (1.03%) PlateSpin