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 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 Engineer
Rank 594 578 538
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -40
Contract jobs requiring a Data Centre Engineer 39 32 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.067% 0.057% 0.094%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.072% 0.062% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 22 28
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£375 £273 £244
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.61% +11.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £209 £164
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £396 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £270 £250
% change year-on-year
+38.88% +8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 9
Average hourly rate £12.50 £34.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-63.25% +78.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.92 £27.06 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £45.00 £29.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £24.12 £19.25
% change year-on-year
-48.19% +25.29%

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 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 4 September 2015.

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 30 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 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 +3 39 £375 +37.61% 13
South East -19 13 £450 +66.66% 3
London -2 9 £383 +39.09% 3
Yorkshire -22 7 £300 - 3
Oxfordshire - 7 £450 -
East Midlands -6 4 £180 -55.00%
Leicestershire - 4 £180 -
Slough +4 3 £450 -
Berkshire -1 3 £450 +200.00% 1
South Yorkshire - 3 £225 - 2
Leicester - 3 £180 -
Sheffield - 3 £225 - 1
South West -5 2 - -
North East - 2 £200 -
Bristol - 2 - -
Leeds - 2 £300 -
West Yorkshire - 2 £300 -
City of London +8 1 - -
Surrey -1 1 - - 2
Croydon -18 1 - -
Oxford - 1 £450 -
Redditch - 1 - -
Weybridge - 1 - -
Tyne and Wear - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 £235 -
Hampshire - 1 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 - -
Worcestershire - 1 - -
North West - 1 £235 -
West Midlands - 1 - -

Data Centre Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 56 (100.00%) Data Centre
2 22 (39.29%) VMware
3 21 (37.50%) Cisco
4 19 (33.93%) Windows
5 17 (30.36%) VMware Infrastructure
6 14 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
7 13 (23.21%) ITIL
8 12 (21.43%) HP
9 11 (19.64%) McAfee
10 10 (17.86%) Cisco Certification
10 10 (17.86%) SAN
10 10 (17.86%) CCNA
10 10 (17.86%) Firewall
11 9 (16.07%) Telecoms
11 9 (16.07%) Finance
12 8 (14.29%) Load Balancing
12 8 (14.29%) WAN
12 8 (14.29%) CCNP
12 8 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
13 7 (12.50%) F5
13 7 (12.50%) CheckPoint
13 7 (12.50%) MS Excel
13 7 (12.50%) CCSE
13 7 (12.50%) Cisco IOS
13 7 (12.50%) Network Security
13 7 (12.50%) CCSA
14 6 (10.71%) TippingPoint
14 6 (10.71%) Blue Coat
14 6 (10.71%) ProxySG
14 6 (10.71%) Strategic Planning

Data Centre Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 2 (3.57%) CMS
1 2 (3.57%) OpenStack
Applications
1 7 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.57%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (1.79%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.14%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (3.57%) SaaS
3 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.79%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 10 (17.86%) SAN
2 10 (17.86%) Firewall
3 8 (14.29%) WAN
4 7 (12.50%) Cisco IOS
4 7 (12.50%) Network Security
5 6 (10.71%) VPN
5 6 (10.71%) DNS
5 6 (10.71%) SSL
5 6 (10.71%) NX-OS
6 5 (8.93%) DHCP
7 3 (5.36%) BGP
8 2 (3.57%) EIGRP
8 2 (3.57%) LAN
8 2 (3.57%) OSPF
8 2 (3.57%) iSCSI
8 2 (3.57%) FCoE
8 2 (3.57%) Fibre Channel
9 1 (1.79%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 1 (1.79%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.57%) Big Data
General
1 9 (16.07%) Telecoms
1 9 (16.07%) Finance
2 2 (3.57%) Advertising
3 1 (1.79%) Banking
3 1 (1.79%) Marketing
3 1 (1.79%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.79%) Electronics
3 1 (1.79%) Legal
3 1 (1.79%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.79%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 56 (100.00%) Data Centre
2 4 (7.14%) EMC VNX
2 4 (7.14%) EMC VMAX
2 4 (7.14%) Private Cloud
2 4 (7.14%) Replication
3 2 (3.57%) PKI
4 1 (1.79%) FlexPod
4 1 (1.79%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.79%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.79%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 19 (33.93%) Windows
2 8 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (10.71%) Linux
4 4 (7.14%) Windows XP
4 4 (7.14%) Windows 7
4 4 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (5.36%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (3.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.79%) Solaris
7 1 (1.79%) SUSE
7 1 (1.79%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (23.21%) ITIL
2 8 (14.29%) Load Balancing
3 6 (10.71%) Strategic Planning
3 6 (10.71%) Kalman Filter
4 4 (7.14%) Security Hardening
4 4 (7.14%) Converged Infrastructure
4 4 (7.14%) Migration
5 3 (5.36%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (5.36%) Incident Management
5 3 (5.36%) IT Governance
5 3 (5.36%) Change Management
5 3 (5.36%) Time Management
6 2 (3.57%) Content Management
6 2 (3.57%) Capacity Management
6 2 (3.57%) Data Centre Operations
6 2 (3.57%) Problem Management
6 2 (3.57%) Business Continuity
7 1 (1.79%) Programme Management
7 1 (1.79%) Asset Management
7 1 (1.79%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (10.71%) SQL
2 4 (7.14%) PowerShell
3 2 (3.57%) Python
3 2 (3.57%) C
4 1 (1.79%) Perl
4 1 (1.79%) PHP
Qualifications
1 10 (17.86%) CCNA
1 10 (17.86%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (14.29%) CCNP
3 7 (12.50%) CCSA
3 7 (12.50%) CCSE
4 6 (10.71%) CCSP
4 6 (10.71%) CCDP
4 6 (10.71%) CISSP
5 3 (5.36%) Security Cleared
6 2 (3.57%) RHCSA
6 2 (3.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (3.57%) JNCIA
6 2 (3.57%) CCENT
6 2 (3.57%) SC Cleared
6 2 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (3.57%) RHCE
6 2 (3.57%) A+ Certification
6 2 (3.57%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (3.57%) Network+ Certification
7 1 (1.79%) HP APS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 6 (10.71%) HIPAA
2 2 (3.57%) SLA
3 1 (1.79%) QA
System Software
1 17 (30.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (10.71%) VMware ESXi
2 6 (10.71%) ProxySG
3 5 (8.93%) Active Directory
4 4 (7.14%) VMware ESX
4 4 (7.14%) Xen
4 4 (7.14%) vCloud
4 4 (7.14%) vSphere
5 2 (3.57%) KVM
5 2 (3.57%) Hyper-V
5 2 (3.57%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 4 (7.14%) McAfee ePO
1 4 (7.14%) EMC VPLEX
2 3 (5.36%) HP SIM
2 3 (5.36%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.79%) Icinga
3 1 (1.79%) Nagios
3 1 (1.79%) Cacti
Vendors
1 22 (39.29%) VMware
2 21 (37.50%) Cisco
3 12 (21.43%) HP
4 11 (19.64%) McAfee
5 7 (12.50%) F5
5 7 (12.50%) CheckPoint
6 6 (10.71%) NetApp
6 6 (10.71%) Nokia
6 6 (10.71%) Blue Coat
6 6 (10.71%) Fortinet
6 6 (10.71%) TippingPoint
6 6 (10.71%) Juniper
6 6 (10.71%) Tufin
6 6 (10.71%) Remedy
7 5 (8.93%) Dell
7 5 (8.93%) Microsoft
7 5 (8.93%) Red Hat
8 4 (7.14%) EMC
8 4 (7.14%) Citrix
9 2 (3.57%) Symantec
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