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 29 July 2016 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
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Data Centre Engineer
Rank 613 602 588
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Data Centre Engineer 48 47 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.089% 0.082% 0.082%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.094% 0.087% 0.087%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 30 28
Median daily rate £344 £305 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.62% -5.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £180 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £386
UK excluding London median daily rate £288 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.16% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 4
Median hourly rate £21.00 £31.38 £31.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.06% -1.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.70 £15.87 £17.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.60 £39.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £31.38 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-33.06% +69.59%

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
51031 54127 51833
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.79% 94.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 33206 34317 31392
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1549 2019 2086
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.60 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+2.10% -0.55%

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 29 July 2016.

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 29 July 2016.

Data Centre Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Data Centre Engineer
Top 27 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 29 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -1 48 £344 +12.62% 14
London +8 23 £355 -11.25% 7
North West - 11 £350 -
Manchester - 11 £350 -
South East +2 9 £195 -40.22% 3
Surrey -5 7 £190 -
Camberley - 5 £200 -
City of London +49 4 £325 -25.71% 2
Yorkshire -2 2 £288 +9.52%
South West -5 2 £450 +28.57% 1
South Yorkshire -11 2 £288 +27.77%
Harrow - 2 £400 -
Woking - 2 £190 -
East of England +17 1 - - 2
Bristol +5 1 - - 1
Hampshire -1 1 £337 +6.98% 1
Croydon -15 1 £450 -
West Midlands -26 1 - - 1
Essex - 1 - -
Canary Wharf - 1 - -
Milton Keynes - 1 - -
Bournemouth - 1 £450 -
Barnsley - 1 - -
Doncaster - 1 £288 -
Dorset - 1 £450 -
Birmingham - 1 - - 1
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -

Data Centre Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 2016, 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.

1 106 (100.00%) Data Centre
2 38 (35.85%) Linux
3 31 (29.25%) Windows
4 27 (25.47%) HP
5 26 (24.53%) Cisco
6 22 (20.75%) VMware
7 20 (18.87%) SaaS
8 19 (17.92%) Python
9 17 (16.04%) PaaS
9 17 (16.04%) IaaS
9 17 (16.04%) Ruby
10 15 (14.15%) Dell
11 13 (12.26%) Active Directory
11 13 (12.26%) Microsoft
12 12 (11.32%) Firewall
13 11 (10.38%) Service Management
14 10 (9.43%) Cisco Certification
14 10 (9.43%) ITIL
14 10 (9.43%) Windows Server 2008
14 10 (9.43%) Infrastructure Monitoring
14 10 (9.43%) Continuous Improvement
15 9 (8.49%) vSphere
15 9 (8.49%) Juniper
15 9 (8.49%) SAN
15 9 (8.49%) IBM
15 9 (8.49%) Firmware
15 9 (8.49%) Remedy
16 8 (7.55%) Cisco Nexus
16 8 (7.55%) Windows Server 2012
16 8 (7.55%) VMware Infrastructure

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 3 (2.83%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (1.89%) Apache
3 1 (0.94%) Confluence
3 1 (0.94%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (4.72%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.83%) MS Visio
2 3 (2.83%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.94%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 20 (18.87%) SaaS
2 17 (16.04%) IaaS
2 17 (16.04%) PaaS
3 3 (2.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.83%) Mimecast
4 1 (0.94%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.94%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (11.32%) Firewall
2 9 (8.49%) SAN
3 8 (7.55%) Cisco Nexus
4 7 (6.60%) LAN
5 6 (5.66%) WAN
6 5 (4.72%) DNS
6 5 (4.72%) SSL
7 4 (3.77%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (3.77%) Fibre Channel
7 4 (3.77%) Network Security
8 3 (2.83%) Internet
8 3 (2.83%) Intrusion Detection
8 3 (2.83%) IPsec
8 3 (2.83%) iSCSI
8 3 (2.83%) Structured Cabling
8 3 (2.83%) VPN
8 3 (2.83%) Wireless
9 2 (1.89%) MPLS
9 2 (1.89%) OSPF
9 2 (1.89%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.94%) MySQL
1 1 (0.94%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (0.94%) Git (software)
1 1 (0.94%) JIRA
1 1 (0.94%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 6 (5.66%) Banking
1 6 (5.66%) Finance
2 4 (3.77%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.94%) Automotive
3 1 (0.94%) French Language
3 1 (0.94%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.77%) 802.1X
2 1 (0.94%) CSS
2 1 (0.94%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 106 (100.00%) Data Centre
2 4 (3.77%) Driving Licence
2 4 (3.77%) Mathematics
3 3 (2.83%) Blackberry
3 3 (2.83%) Clustering
3 3 (2.83%) CMDB
3 3 (2.83%) EMC VNX
3 3 (2.83%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.89%) HP Storage
4 2 (1.89%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (0.94%) Cryptography
5 1 (0.94%) EMC VMAX
5 1 (0.94%) FlexPod
5 1 (0.94%) Private Cloud
5 1 (0.94%) Replication
5 1 (0.94%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 38 (35.85%) Linux
2 31 (29.25%) Windows
3 10 (9.43%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (7.55%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (6.60%) Windows Server
6 5 (4.72%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (3.77%) Windows Vista
8 3 (2.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (2.83%) SUSE
8 3 (2.83%) Unix
9 1 (0.94%) Data ONTAP
9 1 (0.94%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (10.38%) Service Management
2 10 (9.43%) Continuous Improvement
2 10 (9.43%) Infrastructure Monitoring
2 10 (9.43%) ITIL
3 7 (6.60%) Change Management
3 7 (6.60%) Migration
4 5 (4.72%) Project Management
5 4 (3.77%) Capacity Management
5 4 (3.77%) Data Centre Operations
5 4 (3.77%) Incident Management
5 4 (3.77%) Logistics
5 4 (3.77%) Network Monitoring
5 4 (3.77%) Problem Management
6 2 (1.89%) Configuration Management
6 2 (1.89%) Load Balancing
6 2 (1.89%) Network Management
6 2 (1.89%) Open Source
6 2 (1.89%) Risk Management
6 2 (1.89%) Software Deployment
6 2 (1.89%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (17.92%) Python
2 17 (16.04%) Ruby
3 8 (7.55%) PowerShell
4 7 (6.60%) Perl
5 4 (3.77%) C
6 2 (1.89%) SQL
7 1 (0.94%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.94%) VB
7 1 (0.94%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (9.43%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (5.66%) CCNA
3 5 (4.72%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (4.72%) Security Cleared
4 4 (3.77%) DV Cleared
4 4 (3.77%) MCSE
4 4 (3.77%) RHCE
5 3 (2.83%) BICSI Certification
5 3 (2.83%) CCNP
5 3 (2.83%) JNCIA
5 3 (2.83%) JNCIS
5 3 (2.83%) LPIC
6 2 (1.89%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.94%) A+ Certification
7 1 (0.94%) CCDA
7 1 (0.94%) CCIE
7 1 (0.94%) Degree
7 1 (0.94%) MCSA
7 1 (0.94%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.94%) Server+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.89%) SLA
2 1 (0.94%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 13 (12.26%) Active Directory
2 9 (8.49%) Firmware
2 9 (8.49%) vSphere
3 8 (7.55%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (3.77%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (3.77%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (2.83%) Hyper-V
5 3 (2.83%) NFS
6 2 (1.89%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 2 (1.89%) XenServer
7 1 (0.94%) vCloud
7 1 (0.94%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 4 (3.77%) NetBackup
1 4 (3.77%) SCCM
2 3 (2.83%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (1.89%) Cacti
3 2 (1.89%) Puppet
4 1 (0.94%) EMC VPLEX
4 1 (0.94%) Legato
4 1 (0.94%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (0.94%) SCOM
4 1 (0.94%) SCSM
4 1 (0.94%) WSUS
Vendors
1 27 (25.47%) HP
2 26 (24.53%) Cisco
3 22 (20.75%) VMware
4 15 (14.15%) Dell
5 13 (12.26%) Microsoft
6 9 (8.49%) IBM
6 9 (8.49%) Juniper
6 9 (8.49%) Remedy
7 5 (4.72%) Huawei
8 3 (2.83%) Citrix
8 3 (2.83%) EMC
8 3 (2.83%) F5
8 3 (2.83%) Red Hat
8 3 (2.83%) Spiceworks
9 2 (1.89%) 3PAR
9 2 (1.89%) NetApp
9 2 (1.89%) Oracle
9 2 (1.89%) Polycom
9 2 (1.89%) Siemens
9 2 (1.89%) Veritas
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Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
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HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 23 hours ago
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Rate: £24 - £25 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago