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 15 April 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
15 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Data Centre Engineer
Rank 573 516 533
Rank change year-on-year
-57 +17
Contract jobs requiring a Data Centre Engineer 24 26 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.042% 0.054% 0.073%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.046% 0.058% 0.078%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 7 22
Average daily rate £213 £335 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.56% +26.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £216 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £391 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £213 £298 £375
% change year-on-year
-28.57% -20.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 3
Average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -12.16%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £10.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +225.00%
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
52312 44522 56141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.24% 92.52% 92.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 31727 25522 30906
Average daily rate £393 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.87% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2086 2215 2625
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -8.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.63
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -10.82%

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 15 April 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 15 April 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Data Centre Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 15 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -79 24 £213 -33.07% 2
West Midlands -7 6 £213 +41.66%
London -42 6 £563 +65.44% 1
Birmingham -6 5 £213 +41.66%
South Yorkshire - 3 £213 -
Yorkshire - 3 £213 -
South East -18 2 - - 1
North West - 2 £223 -
Berkshire -9 1 - - 1
City of London -14 1 - - 1
Sheffield - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 - -
Warwickshire - 1 £155 -
South Wales - - - -
Wales - - - -
East of England - - - -
Reigate - - - -
Basildon - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Bracknell - - - -
Camberley - - - -
Cardiff - - - -
Epsom - - - -
Hounslow - - - -
Leamington Spa - - - -
Weybridge - - - -
Essex - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -
Surrey - - - -

Data Centre Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 15 April 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 18 (40.00%) HP
2 17 (37.78%) Cisco
3 16 (35.56%) Windows
4 11 (24.44%) VMware
5 9 (20.00%) Migration
5 9 (20.00%) Linux
6 8 (17.78%) Dell
6 8 (17.78%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (17.78%) Security Cleared
6 8 (17.78%) VMware Infrastructure
6 8 (17.78%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (15.56%) Finance
7 7 (15.56%) MCSE
7 7 (15.56%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (13.33%) DNS
8 6 (13.33%) DHCP
8 6 (13.33%) LAN
8 6 (13.33%) MCP
8 6 (13.33%) Workflow
8 6 (13.33%) Project Management
8 6 (13.33%) PowerShell
8 6 (13.33%) MCITP
8 6 (13.33%) SCCM
8 6 (13.33%) SCVMM
8 6 (13.33%) Hyper-V
9 5 (11.11%) Telecoms
9 5 (11.11%) Firewall
9 5 (11.11%) UNIX
9 5 (11.11%) Microsoft
10 4 (8.89%) CCNP

Data Centre Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 15 April 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 1 (2.22%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (6.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.33%) DNS
1 6 (13.33%) DHCP
1 6 (13.33%) LAN
2 5 (11.11%) Firewall
3 4 (8.89%) SDH
3 4 (8.89%) 3G
3 4 (8.89%) Radio Access Network
3 4 (8.89%) Structured Cabling
4 3 (6.67%) Internet
5 2 (4.44%) TCP/IP
5 2 (4.44%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (4.44%) Junos
5 2 (4.44%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (2.22%) Nokia DX200
6 1 (2.22%) SSH
6 1 (2.22%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (2.22%) WAN
6 1 (2.22%) SAN
6 1 (2.22%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.22%) MySQL
General
1 7 (15.56%) Finance
2 5 (11.11%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.22%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.22%) Banking
3 1 (2.22%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.22%) COM
1 1 (2.22%) Web Services
1 1 (2.22%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.44%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.22%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.22%) Firmware
2 1 (2.22%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 16 (35.56%) Windows
2 9 (20.00%) Linux
3 8 (17.78%) Windows Server 2003
3 8 (17.78%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (11.11%) UNIX
5 2 (4.44%) Solaris
5 2 (4.44%) CentOS
5 2 (4.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (2.22%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (20.00%) Migration
2 6 (13.33%) Workflow
2 6 (13.33%) Project Management
3 4 (8.89%) ITIL
3 4 (8.89%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (6.67%) Data Management
4 3 (6.67%) Change Management
5 2 (4.44%) Infrastructure Management
5 2 (4.44%) Technical Analysis
5 2 (4.44%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (4.44%) Asset Management
6 1 (2.22%) Problem Management
6 1 (2.22%) Release Management
6 1 (2.22%) Requirements Analysis
6 1 (2.22%) Technical Architecture
6 1 (2.22%) Network Management
6 1 (2.22%) Vulnerability Management
6 1 (2.22%) Business Continuity
6 1 (2.22%) Service Delivery
6 1 (2.22%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 6 (13.33%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.22%) Java
2 1 (2.22%) PHP
Qualifications
1 8 (17.78%) Security Cleared
2 7 (15.56%) MCSE
2 7 (15.56%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (13.33%) MCP
3 6 (13.33%) MCITP
4 4 (8.89%) CCNP
4 4 (8.89%) CCNA
4 4 (8.89%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (8.89%) SC Cleared
5 3 (6.67%) JNCIS
5 3 (6.67%) DV Cleared
6 2 (4.44%) Degree
7 1 (2.22%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.67%) ISO 14001
1 3 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (17.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (13.33%) Hyper-V
3 2 (4.44%) VMware ESX
3 2 (4.44%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (13.33%) SCCM
1 6 (13.33%) SCVMM
2 3 (6.67%) OVSD
3 1 (2.22%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (2.22%) Foglight
Vendors
1 18 (40.00%) HP
2 17 (37.78%) Cisco
3 11 (24.44%) VMware
4 8 (17.78%) Dell
5 5 (11.11%) Microsoft
6 4 (8.89%) Juniper
6 4 (8.89%) Fujitsu
7 3 (6.67%) NetApp
7 3 (6.67%) IBM
8 2 (4.44%) Sun
8 2 (4.44%) Oracle
8 2 (4.44%) Red Hat
8 2 (4.44%) EMC
9 1 (2.22%) BMC
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