The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Data Centre Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 17 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Data Centre Engineer
UK
Rank 546 576 583
Rank change year-on-year
+30 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Data Centre Engineer 49 42 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.084% 0.058%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.089% 0.061%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 32 13
Median daily rate £310 £293 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.98% -18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £167 £176 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £436 £440 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £305 £228 £300
% change year-on-year
+34.06% -24.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 1 0
Median hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 - -

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
42409 47285 47247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.74% 94.77% 94.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 27591 30033 29769
Median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.28% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1510 1731 1882
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.61 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £46.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.32 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-1.02% +9.37%

Data Centre Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Data Centre Engineer in the job title.

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 17 January 2017.

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 17 January 2017.

Data Centre Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Data Centre Engineer
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Data Centre Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 17 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +23 48 £310 +3.33% 10
South East +22 14 £363 +68.60% 2
London +6 11 £340 -20.00% 4
South West +14 7 £370 +70.11%
Surrey +18 5 £400 +113.33%
Yorkshire +14 4 £255 -15.00%
Bristol +9 4 £370 +70.11%
City of London -4 4 £340 -24.65% 3
West Midlands - 4 £295 -
Hampshire +16 3 £225 -28.57%
Leicester +10 3 £170 -15.00% 2
East Midlands +7 3 £170 -10.52% 2
Leicestershire +4 3 £170 -10.52% 2
South Yorkshire -5 3 £310 +7.82%
Woking -9 3 £400 -
West Yorkshire - 3 £200 -
Leeds - 3 £200 -
Basingstoke - 3 £225 -
Oxfordshire - 3 £325 -
Birmingham - 3 £295 -
North West +17 2 £320 +10.82% 2
Berkshire +4 2 - - 2
Gloucestershire +2 2 - -
Sheffield -1 2 - -
Camberley - 2 - -
Cambridge - 2 £300 -
East of England - 2 £300 -
Cambridgeshire - 2 £300 -
Wales - 1 - -
Chester - 1 - -

Data Centre Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, Data Centre Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Data Centre Engineer in the job title.

1 88 (100.00%) Data Centre
2 30 (34.09%) Cisco
3 22 (25.00%) VMware
4 19 (21.59%) Microsoft
5 18 (20.45%) Linux
6 17 (19.32%) Windows
7 16 (18.18%) Migration
8 14 (15.91%) Firewall
9 13 (14.77%) HP
9 13 (14.77%) Cisco Nexus
10 11 (12.50%) Data Centre Operations
10 11 (12.50%) F5
11 10 (11.36%) ITSM
11 10 (11.36%) Cisco Certification
11 10 (11.36%) MS Excel
11 10 (11.36%) ITIL
11 10 (11.36%) Problem Management
11 10 (11.36%) Time Management
12 9 (10.23%) Cisco ASA
12 9 (10.23%) Active Directory
13 8 (9.09%) SAN
13 8 (9.09%) IBM
13 8 (9.09%) LAN
13 8 (9.09%) WAN
13 8 (9.09%) Service Management
13 8 (9.09%) Change Management
13 8 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
13 8 (9.09%) Windows Server
14 7 (7.95%) Network Security
14 7 (7.95%) Asset Management

Data Centre Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (4.55%) Apache
1 4 (4.55%) MS Exchange
2 3 (3.41%) IIS
2 3 (3.41%) Skype for Business
3 2 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (2.27%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 10 (11.36%) MS Excel
2 7 (7.95%) MS Office
3 1 (1.14%) AutoCAD
3 1 (1.14%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.14%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.27%) IaaS
2 1 (1.14%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.14%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.14%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 14 (15.91%) Firewall
2 13 (14.77%) Cisco Nexus
3 9 (10.23%) Cisco ASA
4 8 (9.09%) LAN
4 8 (9.09%) SAN
4 8 (9.09%) WAN
5 7 (7.95%) Network Security
5 7 (7.95%) SSL
6 5 (5.68%) BGP
6 5 (5.68%) DNS
6 5 (5.68%) Fibre Channel
6 5 (5.68%) NetScaler
6 5 (5.68%) OSPF
6 5 (5.68%) Structured Cabling
7 4 (4.55%) Cisco IOS
8 3 (3.41%) Junos
8 3 (3.41%) NX-OS
8 3 (3.41%) SNMP
8 3 (3.41%) Unified Communications
8 3 (3.41%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.14%) Big Data
1 1 (1.14%) Crystal Reports
1 1 (1.14%) GIS
1 1 (1.14%) RDBMS
1 1 (1.14%) Relational Database
1 1 (1.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (2.27%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (1.14%) JIRA
General
1 6 (6.82%) Telecoms
2 5 (5.68%) Finance
3 3 (3.41%) Legal
4 2 (2.27%) Banking
4 2 (2.27%) Electronics
4 2 (2.27%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.27%) Middleware
2 1 (1.14%) JSON
2 1 (1.14%) REST
2 1 (1.14%) SOAP
2 1 (1.14%) XML
2 1 (1.14%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 88 (100.00%) Data Centre
2 4 (4.55%) Computer Science
3 3 (3.41%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.41%) Clustering
3 3 (3.41%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 2 (2.27%) Enterprise Storage
4 2 (2.27%) NHS
5 1 (1.14%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.14%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.14%) EMC VNX
5 1 (1.14%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.14%) Replication
5 1 (1.14%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 18 (20.45%) Linux
2 17 (19.32%) Windows
3 8 (9.09%) Windows Server
4 5 (5.68%) CentOS
4 5 (5.68%) Unix
5 4 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (2.27%) Windows Vista
7 1 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.14%) SUSE
7 1 (1.14%) Ubuntu
7 1 (1.14%) Windows 10
7 1 (1.14%) Windows 2000
7 1 (1.14%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (18.18%) Migration
2 11 (12.50%) Data Centre Operations
3 10 (11.36%) ITIL
3 10 (11.36%) ITSM
3 10 (11.36%) Problem Management
3 10 (11.36%) Time Management
4 8 (9.09%) Change Management
4 8 (9.09%) Service Management
5 7 (7.95%) Asset Management
6 6 (6.82%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (6.82%) High Availability
6 6 (6.82%) Load Balancing
7 3 (3.41%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (3.41%) Business Continuity
7 3 (3.41%) DevOps
7 3 (3.41%) Fault Management
7 3 (3.41%) Kalman Filter
7 3 (3.41%) Logistics
7 3 (3.41%) Service Delivery
7 3 (3.41%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 5 (5.68%) PowerShell
2 3 (3.41%) SQL
3 2 (2.27%) C
3 2 (2.27%) Java
3 2 (2.27%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.14%) Perl
4 1 (1.14%) PHP
4 1 (1.14%) Python
4 1 (1.14%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.14%) XPath
Qualifications
1 10 (11.36%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (6.82%) CCNP
2 6 (6.82%) Degree
3 5 (5.68%) CCNA
3 5 (5.68%) Security Cleared
4 4 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (4.55%) SC Cleared
5 3 (3.41%) CISSP
5 3 (3.41%) JNCIA
5 3 (3.41%) JNCIP
5 3 (3.41%) JNCIS
6 2 (2.27%) CCIE
6 2 (2.27%) JNCIE
6 2 (2.27%) MCSA
6 2 (2.27%) MCSE
7 1 (1.14%) CCDP
7 1 (1.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.82%) PCI DSS
2 3 (3.41%) HIPAA
2 3 (3.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.14%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 9 (10.23%) Active Directory
2 8 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (4.55%) Hyper-V
4 3 (3.41%) DFS Replication
5 2 (2.27%) NFS
5 2 (2.27%) vSphere
6 1 (1.14%) Firmware
6 1 (1.14%) KVM
6 1 (1.14%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (1.14%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (1.14%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (3.41%) HP Data Protector
1 3 (3.41%) Microsoft Clustering
2 2 (2.27%) Puppet
2 2 (2.27%) SCCM
3 1 (1.14%) Ansible
3 1 (1.14%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (1.14%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (1.14%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.14%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.14%) Salt
3 1 (1.14%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (1.14%) vMotion
Vendors
1 30 (34.09%) Cisco
2 22 (25.00%) VMware
3 19 (21.59%) Microsoft
4 13 (14.77%) HP
5 11 (12.50%) F5
6 8 (9.09%) IBM
7 7 (7.95%) CheckPoint
7 7 (7.95%) Juniper
8 6 (6.82%) Remedy
9 5 (5.68%) Brocade
10 4 (4.55%) EMC
10 4 (4.55%) Palo Alto
10 4 (4.55%) Red Hat
10 4 (4.55%) SolarWinds
11 3 (3.41%) Blue Coat
11 3 (3.41%) Dell
11 3 (3.41%) Intel Security
12 2 (2.27%) Barracuda Networks
12 2 (2.27%) Citrix
12 2 (2.27%) Symantec
City of London
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £120 - £145 per day + Overtime, On-Call Allowance
Posted: 8 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leicester
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £150 - £200 per day + Overtime & Training & On-Call Allowance
Posted: 7 days ago
Leicester
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £150 - £180 per day + Overtime & Training Packages
Posted: 26 days ago