The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Data Centre Engineer
Rank 554 529 552
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +23
Contract jobs requiring a Data Centre Engineer 36 41 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.066% 0.080% 0.055%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.071% 0.087% 0.060%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 16 14
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£325 £337 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.41% +31.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £250 £137
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £413 £318
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £337 £188
% change year-on-year
-3.41% +79.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 11 2
Average hourly rate £31.75 £19.50 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+62.82% -48.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.80 £12.50 £37.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £31.00 £38.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £19.50 -
% change year-on-year
-5.12% -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50543 47172 53524
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.40% 92.54% 92.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 30720 27585 29825
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2000 2142 2717
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -7.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.23 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-4.20% -6.89%

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 24 July 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Data Centre Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 24 July 2014.

Data Centre Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Data Centre Engineer
Top 22 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 24 July 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 -22 34 £325 -3.41% 9
London +18 19 £296 -30.29% 6
South East -18 10 £363 +9.02% 2
Yorkshire - 2 £256 - 1
City of London +21 1 £650 +52.94% 4
East of England -22 1 - -
East Midlands - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Corby - - - -
Derby - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Leicester - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Slough - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Derbyshire - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -

Data Centre Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 (44.26%) VMware
2 25 (40.98%) Windows
3 20 (32.79%) HP
4 19 (31.15%) Migration
4 19 (31.15%) VMware Infrastructure
5 17 (27.87%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (27.87%) Cisco
6 14 (22.95%) Microsoft
7 12 (19.67%) Windows Server 2003
8 11 (18.03%) Finance
8 11 (18.03%) vSphere
9 10 (16.39%) Project Management
9 10 (16.39%) Dell
9 10 (16.39%) Active Directory
9 10 (16.39%) NetApp
9 10 (16.39%) Linux
9 10 (16.39%) MS Excel
10 9 (14.75%) SCCM
10 9 (14.75%) Hyper-V
11 8 (13.11%) Telecoms
12 7 (11.48%) DNS
13 6 (9.84%) DHCP
13 6 (9.84%) LAN
13 6 (9.84%) MCSE
13 6 (9.84%) MCP
13 6 (9.84%) Microsoft Certification
13 6 (9.84%) SCVMM
13 6 (9.84%) PowerShell
13 6 (9.84%) SC Cleared
13 6 (9.84%) Security Cleared

Data Centre Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 5 (8.20%) MS Exchange
1 5 (8.20%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (4.92%) Apache
3 1 (1.64%) IIS
Applications
1 10 (16.39%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.28%) OmniGraffle
2 2 (3.28%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.64%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 7 (11.48%) DNS
2 6 (9.84%) DHCP
2 6 (9.84%) LAN
2 6 (9.84%) Firewall
3 4 (6.56%) Radio Access Network
3 4 (6.56%) NAS
3 4 (6.56%) SDH
3 4 (6.56%) 3G
3 4 (6.56%) Network Security
4 3 (4.92%) BGP
4 3 (4.92%) Cisco IOS
4 3 (4.92%) Internet
4 3 (4.92%) SAN
4 3 (4.92%) WAN
4 3 (4.92%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (3.28%) Structured Cabling
5 2 (3.28%) VPN
5 2 (3.28%) Ethernet
5 2 (3.28%) MPLS
5 2 (3.28%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.28%) MySQL
2 1 (1.64%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.64%) DB2
General
1 11 (18.03%) Finance
2 8 (13.11%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.28%) Banking
4 1 (1.64%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.28%) HTML
2 1 (1.64%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 1 (1.64%) Computer Science
1 1 (1.64%) Cryptography
1 1 (1.64%) Firmware
1 1 (1.64%) Mainframe
1 1 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 25 (40.98%) Windows
2 17 (27.87%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (19.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (16.39%) Linux
5 4 (6.56%) UNIX
6 3 (4.92%) SUSE
6 3 (4.92%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (3.28%) Solaris
7 2 (3.28%) CentOS
7 2 (3.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.64%) Ubuntu
8 1 (1.64%) AIX
8 1 (1.64%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (31.15%) Migration
2 10 (16.39%) Project Management
3 6 (9.84%) Workflow
4 3 (4.92%) Data Migration
5 2 (3.28%) Infrastructure Management
5 2 (3.28%) Network Management
5 2 (3.28%) Technical Analysis
5 2 (3.28%) Load Balancing
5 2 (3.28%) Service Management
5 2 (3.28%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (3.28%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (3.28%) Data Management
6 1 (1.64%) Quality Management
6 1 (1.64%) Service Delivery
6 1 (1.64%) Change Management
6 1 (1.64%) Network Load Balancing
6 1 (1.64%) Problem Management
6 1 (1.64%) Network Design
6 1 (1.64%) Incident Management
6 1 (1.64%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (9.84%) PowerShell
2 2 (3.28%) Java
2 2 (3.28%) PHP
3 1 (1.64%) SQL
3 1 (1.64%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (9.84%) MCSE
1 6 (9.84%) MCP
1 6 (9.84%) Microsoft Certification
1 6 (9.84%) SC Cleared
1 6 (9.84%) Security Cleared
1 6 (9.84%) MCITP
2 2 (3.28%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (3.28%) CCNP
2 2 (3.28%) HP APS
3 1 (1.64%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.56%) SLA
2 1 (1.64%) QA
2 1 (1.64%) JSP 440
System Software
1 19 (31.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (18.03%) vSphere
3 10 (16.39%) Active Directory
4 9 (14.75%) Hyper-V
5 3 (4.92%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.64%) FreeRADIUS
Systems Management
1 9 (14.75%) SCCM
2 6 (9.84%) SCVMM
3 2 (3.28%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (1.64%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.64%) Foglight
4 1 (1.64%) OMEGAMON
4 1 (1.64%) MOM
4 1 (1.64%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (1.64%) Control-M
4 1 (1.64%) Tivoli NetView
4 1 (1.64%) Unicenter
4 1 (1.64%) CA Spectrum
4 1 (1.64%) WhatsUp Gold
4 1 (1.64%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.64%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 27 (44.26%) VMware
2 20 (32.79%) HP
3 17 (27.87%) Cisco
4 14 (22.95%) Microsoft
5 10 (16.39%) Dell
5 10 (16.39%) NetApp
6 5 (8.20%) IBM
7 4 (6.56%) CA
7 4 (6.56%) Fujitsu
8 3 (4.92%) LANDesk
8 3 (4.92%) Altiris
8 3 (4.92%) CheckPoint
8 3 (4.92%) Sun
8 3 (4.92%) EMC
8 3 (4.92%) Oracle
9 2 (3.28%) Splunk
9 2 (3.28%) BMC
9 2 (3.28%) Red Hat
9 2 (3.28%) McAfee
10 1 (1.64%) Crossbeam
City, London
Quadratek People Limited
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City of London
Annapurna
Rate: €500 - €800 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
West Sussex
Interquest - Fulcrum Telecom
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Yorkshire and the Humber
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 per day + competitive
Posted: 20 days ago