The table below looks at the statistics for the Data Centre Engineer 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 Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 23 October 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Data Centre Engineer
Rank 584 533 534
Rank change year-on-year
-51 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Data Centre Engineer 28 42 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.048% 0.081% 0.083%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.053% 0.088% 0.089%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 22 11
Average daily rate
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£263 £225 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £202 £163 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £400 £335
UK excluding London average daily rate £242 £173 £288
% change year-on-year
+39.88% -39.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 2
Average hourly rate £31.00 £19.00 £21.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+63.15% -12.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.56 £18.71 £21.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £38.60 £21.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.56 £19.00 -
% change year-on-year
+18.73% -

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
53013 47882 50809
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.75% 92.77% 93.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 33166 28928 28619
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £229 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2128 2081 2499
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £38.92 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -7.42%

Data Centre Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Data Centre Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Data Centre Engineer
Daily Rate Trend

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

Data Centre Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Data Centre Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Data Centre Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 23 October 2014.

Data Centre Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Data Centre Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Data Centre Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Data Centre Engineer
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 Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 23 October 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 -47 25 £263 +16.66% 5
London -1 13 £265 +8.71% 3
South East -26 4 £188 -7.97% 1
City of London +17 2 £325 +85.71% 2
Surrey -6 2 £225 -5.26%
West Midlands -18 2 £325 -
Birmingham - 2 £325 -
Berkshire - 2 £150 -
East of England -31 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Hampshire - - - - 1
South Yorkshire - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Reading - - - -
Staines - - - -
Barnsley - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
North West - - - -

Data Centre Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Data Centre Engineer 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 Engineer in their job title.

1 27 (42.86%) VMware
2 24 (38.10%) Windows
3 20 (31.75%) Linux
4 16 (25.40%) Cisco
4 16 (25.40%) VMware Infrastructure
5 15 (23.81%) Microsoft
5 15 (23.81%) Migration
6 14 (22.22%) vSphere
7 13 (20.63%) Active Directory
7 13 (20.63%) HP
8 12 (19.05%) Firewall
9 11 (17.46%) Windows Server 2008
10 9 (14.29%) Security Cleared
10 9 (14.29%) NetApp
11 7 (11.11%) Finance
11 7 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
11 7 (11.11%) SAN
11 7 (11.11%) MS Excel
11 7 (11.11%) LAN
12 6 (9.52%) MS Exchange
12 6 (9.52%) IBM
12 6 (9.52%) BGP
12 6 (9.52%) SCCM
12 6 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2010
12 6 (9.52%) Cisco Nexus
13 5 (7.94%) Windows Server 2012
13 5 (7.94%) Hyper-V
13 5 (7.94%) Cisco ASA
13 5 (7.94%) Network Security
13 5 (7.94%) Project Management

Data Centre Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Data Centre Engineer 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 Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (9.52%) MS Exchange
1 6 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (6.35%) Apache
3 3 (4.76%) IIS
4 2 (3.17%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.59%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 7 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.17%) MS Office
2 2 (3.17%) MS Visio
2 2 (3.17%) OmniGraffle
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.59%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (19.05%) Firewall
2 7 (11.11%) SAN
2 7 (11.11%) LAN
3 6 (9.52%) BGP
3 6 (9.52%) Cisco Nexus
4 5 (7.94%) Cisco ASA
4 5 (7.94%) Network Security
5 4 (6.35%) MPLS
5 4 (6.35%) WAN
5 4 (6.35%) VPN
5 4 (6.35%) DNS
5 4 (6.35%) NAS
5 4 (6.35%) NetScaler
6 3 (4.76%) Wireless
6 3 (4.76%) IPsec
6 3 (4.76%) Ethernet
6 3 (4.76%) OSPF
6 3 (4.76%) Internet
7 2 (3.17%) TCP/IP
7 2 (3.17%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.76%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.17%) DB2
3 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.59%) MySQL
General
1 7 (11.11%) Finance
2 4 (6.35%) Telecoms
3 3 (4.76%) Legal
4 2 (3.17%) Publishing
4 2 (3.17%) Banking
5 1 (1.59%) Dutch Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.17%) Regular Expression
2 1 (1.59%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (1.59%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (1.59%) Cryptography
1 1 (1.59%) Management Information System
1 1 (1.59%) Clustering
1 1 (1.59%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 24 (38.10%) Windows
2 20 (31.75%) Linux
3 11 (17.46%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (7.94%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (4.76%) SUSE
7 2 (3.17%) AIX
7 2 (3.17%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (1.59%) CentOS
8 1 (1.59%) Ubuntu
8 1 (1.59%) Fedora
8 1 (1.59%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (23.81%) Migration
2 5 (7.94%) Project Management
3 4 (6.35%) Load Balancing
3 4 (6.35%) Build Automation
4 3 (4.76%) Data Migration
4 3 (4.76%) Service Management
5 2 (3.17%) ITIL
5 2 (3.17%) Change Management
5 2 (3.17%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (3.17%) Incident Management
5 2 (3.17%) Network Management
5 2 (3.17%) Line Management
6 1 (1.59%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (1.59%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (1.59%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (1.59%) Change Control
6 1 (1.59%) Time Management
6 1 (1.59%) Network Load Balancing
6 1 (1.59%) Network Design
6 1 (1.59%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.76%) SQL
2 1 (1.59%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.59%) Python
2 1 (1.59%) C
2 1 (1.59%) Java
2 1 (1.59%) PHP
Qualifications
1 9 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 4 (6.35%) SC Cleared
3 3 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (3.17%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (3.17%) CCNP
4 2 (3.17%) HP APS
5 1 (1.59%) HP AIS
5 1 (1.59%) MCITP
5 1 (1.59%) MCSE
5 1 (1.59%) MCP
5 1 (1.59%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.59%) JSP 440
1 1 (1.59%) QA
1 1 (1.59%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (25.40%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (22.22%) vSphere
3 13 (20.63%) Active Directory
4 5 (7.94%) Hyper-V
5 3 (4.76%) VMware ESX
6 2 (3.17%) Firmware
6 2 (3.17%) FreeRADIUS
6 2 (3.17%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.59%) Postfix
7 1 (1.59%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 6 (9.52%) SCCM
2 2 (3.17%) CA Spectrum
2 2 (3.17%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (1.59%) HP SiteScope
3 1 (1.59%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.59%) WhatsUp Gold
3 1 (1.59%) OMEGAMON
3 1 (1.59%) SCVMM
3 1 (1.59%) Nessus
3 1 (1.59%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.59%) Unicenter
3 1 (1.59%) Tivoli NetView
3 1 (1.59%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (1.59%) MOM
3 1 (1.59%) BMC PATROL
3 1 (1.59%) Control-M
Vendors
1 27 (42.86%) VMware
2 16 (25.40%) Cisco
3 15 (23.81%) Microsoft
4 13 (20.63%) HP
5 9 (14.29%) NetApp
6 6 (9.52%) IBM
7 5 (7.94%) CA
7 5 (7.94%) Dell
7 5 (7.94%) Citrix
8 4 (6.35%) Juniper
8 4 (6.35%) CheckPoint
9 3 (4.76%) Splunk
9 3 (4.76%) LANDesk
9 3 (4.76%) Altiris
9 3 (4.76%) EMC
10 2 (3.17%) McAfee
10 2 (3.17%) Oracle
10 2 (3.17%) Fujitsu
11 1 (1.59%) Prolexic
11 1 (1.59%) Riverbed
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