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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Data Centre Engineer
Rank 601 580 535
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -45
Contract jobs requiring a Data Centre Engineer 27 35 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.047% 0.064% 0.080%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.051% 0.069% 0.087%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 26 16
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£288 £325 £337
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.53% -3.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £226 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £390 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £325 £337
% change year-on-year
-19.23% -3.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 11
Average hourly rate £18.12 £45.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-59.72% +130.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.62 £23.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.62 £45.00 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.12 - £19.50

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
52752 50560 47327
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.46% 92.47% 92.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 33520 30690 27691
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 1927 2009 2145
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 30 July 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 26 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 30 July 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 -35 27 £288 -11.53% 7
South East -15 8 £450 +24.13% 2
London -12 7 £395 +33.33% 5
Yorkshire -26 4 £263 +2.43%
North East -22 3 £263 -19.23%
East Midlands - 3 £180 -
Slough - 3 £450 -
Leicester - 3 £180 -
Berkshire - 3 £450 -
Leicestershire - 3 £180 -
South Yorkshire -12 2 £225 +5.88%
Croydon -15 2 - -
Tyne and Wear -21 2 £275 -15.38%
Newcastle upon Tyne -24 2 £275 -15.38%
Leeds - 2 £300 -
West Yorkshire - 2 £300 -
Oxfordshire - 2 £375 - 1
Sheffield - 2 £225 -
Hampshire -1 1 - -
Surrey -4 1 - - 1
Worcestershire - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 - -
Redditch - 1 - -
Weybridge - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 - -
South West - 1 - -

Data Centre Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 53 (100.00%) Data Centre
2 19 (35.85%) Windows
2 19 (35.85%) Cisco
2 19 (35.85%) VMware
3 13 (24.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (22.64%) HP
5 9 (16.98%) Dell
5 9 (16.98%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (15.09%) Finance
6 8 (15.09%) SAN
6 8 (15.09%) MS Excel
6 8 (15.09%) Cisco Nexus
7 7 (13.21%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (13.21%) Security Cleared
7 7 (13.21%) NetApp
8 6 (11.32%) Remedy
8 6 (11.32%) Firewall
8 6 (11.32%) SC Cleared
8 6 (11.32%) Hyper-V
9 5 (9.43%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (9.43%) Load Balancing
9 5 (9.43%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (9.43%) EMC
9 5 (9.43%) Linux
9 5 (9.43%) SQL
9 5 (9.43%) DNS
9 5 (9.43%) Microsoft
10 4 (7.55%) DHCP
10 4 (7.55%) CCNA
10 4 (7.55%) ITIL

Data Centre Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 (3.77%) CMS
Applications
1 8 (15.09%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.66%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.89%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.89%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.66%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.89%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (15.09%) SAN
1 8 (15.09%) Cisco Nexus
2 6 (11.32%) Firewall
3 5 (9.43%) DNS
4 4 (7.55%) DHCP
5 3 (5.66%) WAN
5 3 (5.66%) OSPF
5 3 (5.66%) BGP
6 2 (3.77%) EIGRP
6 2 (3.77%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (3.77%) Network Security
6 2 (3.77%) LAN
7 1 (1.89%) IPsec
7 1 (1.89%) HSRP
7 1 (1.89%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 1 (1.89%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 1 (1.89%) Structured Cabling
7 1 (1.89%) NX-OS
7 1 (1.89%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (1.89%) WAAS
General
1 8 (15.09%) Finance
2 3 (5.66%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.89%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.89%) Electronics
3 1 (1.89%) Law
3 1 (1.89%) Legal
3 1 (1.89%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.89%) Banking
3 1 (1.89%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.89%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 53 (100.00%) Data Centre
2 4 (7.55%) EMC VNX
3 3 (5.66%) EMC VMAX
3 3 (5.66%) Private Cloud
3 3 (5.66%) Replication
4 2 (3.77%) PKI
4 2 (3.77%) FlexPod
4 2 (3.77%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.89%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.89%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 19 (35.85%) Windows
2 9 (16.98%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (13.21%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (9.43%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (9.43%) Linux
5 3 (5.66%) Windows XP
5 3 (5.66%) Windows 7
6 2 (3.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.89%) SUSE
7 1 (1.89%) VMS
7 1 (1.89%) Solaris
7 1 (1.89%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (9.43%) Load Balancing
2 4 (7.55%) ITIL
3 3 (5.66%) Migration
3 3 (5.66%) Time Management
3 3 (5.66%) Security Hardening
3 3 (5.66%) Converged Infrastructure
3 3 (5.66%) Incident Management
4 2 (3.77%) Data Centre Operations
4 2 (3.77%) Capacity Management
4 2 (3.77%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (3.77%) Content Management
4 2 (3.77%) Problem Management
4 2 (3.77%) Change Management
5 1 (1.89%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (1.89%) Programme Management
5 1 (1.89%) Asset Management
5 1 (1.89%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (1.89%) Configuration Management
5 1 (1.89%) Service Management
5 1 (1.89%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (9.43%) SQL
2 1 (1.89%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.89%) C
2 1 (1.89%) Perl
2 1 (1.89%) PHP
Qualifications
1 7 (13.21%) Security Cleared
2 6 (11.32%) SC Cleared
3 4 (7.55%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (7.55%) CCNA
4 3 (5.66%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (3.77%) A+ Certification
5 2 (3.77%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (3.77%) Network+ Certification
5 2 (3.77%) CCSA
5 2 (3.77%) CCSE
5 2 (3.77%) JNCIA
5 2 (3.77%) CCNP
5 2 (3.77%) CCENT
6 1 (1.89%) JNCIE
6 1 (1.89%) MCITP
6 1 (1.89%) CCDP
6 1 (1.89%) CISSP
6 1 (1.89%) CCIE
6 1 (1.89%) CCSP
6 1 (1.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.66%) SLA
2 1 (1.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.89%) HIPAA
System Software
1 13 (24.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (11.32%) Hyper-V
3 5 (9.43%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (7.55%) vSphere
4 4 (7.55%) Active Directory
4 4 (7.55%) VMware ESX
5 3 (5.66%) vCloud
5 3 (5.66%) Xen
6 2 (3.77%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (1.89%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 3 (5.66%) McAfee ePO
1 3 (5.66%) EMC VPLEX
2 2 (3.77%) HP SIM
3 1 (1.89%) Icinga
3 1 (1.89%) Nagios
3 1 (1.89%) Cacti
Vendors
1 19 (35.85%) Cisco
1 19 (35.85%) VMware
2 12 (22.64%) HP
3 9 (16.98%) Dell
4 7 (13.21%) NetApp
5 6 (11.32%) Remedy
6 5 (9.43%) EMC
6 5 (9.43%) Microsoft
7 4 (7.55%) Citrix
7 4 (7.55%) Juniper
7 4 (7.55%) McAfee
8 3 (5.66%) F5
8 3 (5.66%) Red Hat
9 2 (3.77%) CheckPoint
9 2 (3.77%) Symantec
10 1 (1.89%) Nokia
10 1 (1.89%) Blue Coat
10 1 (1.89%) Fortinet
10 1 (1.89%) TippingPoint
10 1 (1.89%) SolarWinds
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Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
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