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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Data Centre Engineer
Rank 546 546 528
Rank change year-on-year
0 -18
Contract jobs requiring a Data Centre Engineer 30 20 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.057% 0.040% 0.020%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.062% 0.043% 0.022%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 7 2
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£313 £223 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.44% -25.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £151 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £225 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £223 £150
% change year-on-year
+29.21% +48.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 4
Average hourly rate - £35.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +118.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £35.00 £13.00
% change year-on-year
- +169.23%

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
48490 46430 41591
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.40% 92.38% 92.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 29830 27397 23746
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1842 1977 2253
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.74 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.55% -2.85%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 -8 30 £313 +40.44% 10
London -9 10 £349 - 3
East of England - 8 - -
Hertfordshire - 7 - -
South West -22 3 £240 +11.55% 1
Birmingham -2 2 £300 - 1
West Midlands -6 2 £300 +93.54% 1
South East -28 2 - - 2
City of London +16 1 £650 -
East Midlands +3 1 £150 - 2
Berkshire 0 1 - -
Leicestershire - 1 £150 - 2
Northamptonshire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Suffolk - - - -
Surrey - - - -
North East - - - -
Basildon - - - -
Bedford - - - -
Tyne and Wear - - - -
Derbyshire - - - -
Essex - - - -
Hampshire - - - - 2
Bristol - - - -
Coventry - - - -
Derby - - - -
Leicester - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - -
Newmarket - - - -

Data Centre Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 21 (42.00%) VMware
2 20 (40.00%) HP
3 19 (38.00%) Windows
4 18 (36.00%) Cisco
5 14 (28.00%) Dell
6 13 (26.00%) Linux
7 12 (24.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 12 (24.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 12 (24.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (24.00%) Hyper-V
8 11 (22.00%) Security Cleared
9 10 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 10 (20.00%) VMware ESX
10 9 (18.00%) Firewall
11 8 (16.00%) Cisco Nexus
12 7 (14.00%) SAN
12 7 (14.00%) Microsoft
13 6 (12.00%) EMC
13 6 (12.00%) C
13 6 (12.00%) NetApp
13 6 (12.00%) Build Automation
14 5 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
14 5 (10.00%) Citrix
15 4 (8.00%) Cisco Prime
15 4 (8.00%) Juniper
15 4 (8.00%) Wireless
15 4 (8.00%) LAN
15 4 (8.00%) Load Balancing
15 4 (8.00%) Migration
15 4 (8.00%) SC Cleared

Data Centre Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 (4.00%) Apache
2 1 (2.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.00%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.00%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (4.00%) MS Office
1 2 (4.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 9 (18.00%) Firewall
2 8 (16.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 7 (14.00%) SAN
4 5 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (8.00%) Wireless
5 4 (8.00%) LAN
5 4 (8.00%) NetScaler
6 3 (6.00%) MPLS
6 3 (6.00%) OSPF
6 3 (6.00%) VPN
7 2 (4.00%) BGP
7 2 (4.00%) EIGRP
7 2 (4.00%) WAN
8 1 (2.00%) DHCP
8 1 (2.00%) TCP/IP
8 1 (2.00%) DNS
8 1 (2.00%) Junos
8 1 (2.00%) PABX
8 1 (2.00%) IPsec
8 1 (2.00%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.00%) MySQL
1 1 (2.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 3 (6.00%) Finance
2 2 (4.00%) Legal
3 1 (2.00%) Publishing
3 1 (2.00%) Dutch Language
3 1 (2.00%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.00%) FlexPod
1 2 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (2.00%) AS400
2 1 (2.00%) Clustering
2 1 (2.00%) PKI
2 1 (2.00%) CMDB
2 1 (2.00%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (2.00%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 19 (38.00%) Windows
2 13 (26.00%) Linux
3 12 (24.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 12 (24.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.00%) UNIX
5 1 (2.00%) CentOS
5 1 (2.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.00%) SUSE
5 1 (2.00%) Fedora
5 1 (2.00%) VMS
5 1 (2.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (12.00%) Build Automation
2 4 (8.00%) Migration
2 4 (8.00%) Load Balancing
3 3 (6.00%) Kalman Filter
3 3 (6.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (4.00%) Network Management
5 1 (2.00%) Capacity Management
5 1 (2.00%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (12.00%) C
2 1 (2.00%) Java
2 1 (2.00%) PHP
2 1 (2.00%) SQL
2 1 (2.00%) JCL
Qualifications
1 11 (22.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (8.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (6.00%) CCIE
3 3 (6.00%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (6.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (4.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (4.00%) VCP4
4 2 (4.00%) VCP5
4 2 (4.00%) MCITP
5 1 (2.00%) HP AIS
5 1 (2.00%) JNCIE
5 1 (2.00%) CCNP
5 1 (2.00%) CCNA
5 1 (2.00%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.00%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (24.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 12 (24.00%) Hyper-V
2 10 (20.00%) VMware ESX
3 4 (8.00%) vSphere
4 3 (6.00%) Active Directory
5 1 (2.00%) Terminal Services
5 1 (2.00%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 1 (2.00%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 4 (8.00%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (4.00%) SCCM
3 1 (2.00%) Tivoli
3 1 (2.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (2.00%) Nessus
Vendors
1 21 (42.00%) VMware
2 20 (40.00%) HP
3 18 (36.00%) Cisco
4 14 (28.00%) Dell
5 7 (14.00%) Microsoft
6 6 (12.00%) NetApp
6 6 (12.00%) EMC
7 5 (10.00%) Citrix
8 4 (8.00%) Juniper
9 3 (6.00%) Fujitsu
10 2 (4.00%) Blue Coat
10 2 (4.00%) IBM
10 2 (4.00%) Red Hat
11 1 (2.00%) CommVault
11 1 (2.00%) Intel
11 1 (2.00%) Brocade
11 1 (2.00%) Fortinet
11 1 (2.00%) SolarWinds
11 1 (2.00%) Opsware
11 1 (2.00%) F5
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