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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Data Centre Engineer
Rank 570 542 537
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Data Centre Engineer 22 28 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.041% 0.055% 0.049%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.044% 0.059% 0.053%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 9
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£325 £290 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.26% -13.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £226 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £376 £398
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £260 £330
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -21.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 6
Average hourly rate £32.00 £19.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+68.42% -42.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £19.00 £13.00
% change year-on-year
- +46.15%

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
49935 47333 45284
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.07% 92.46% 92.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 31866 28484 25556
Average daily rate £400 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2011 2083 2584
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.77 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 December 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
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 24 December 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 -37 19 £325 +12.26% 12
London +8 6 £325 +1.88% 4
East of England -9 4 - - 2
Hertfordshire - 4 - -
City of London +8 3 £325 - 1
West Midlands -6 2 £325 - 1
South West - 2 £240 - 1
Birmingham - 2 £325 - 1
South East -37 1 - - 3
Bedford - - - - 2
North West - - - -
Bournemouth - - - -
Bristol - - - - 1
Suffolk - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Newmarket - - - -
Reading - - - -
Slough - - - -
Southampton - - - - 2
Woking - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - - 2
Berkshire - - - -
Dorset - - - -
Hampshire - - - - 3

Data Centre Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 22 (43.14%) Linux
1 22 (43.14%) VMware
2 17 (33.33%) Windows
3 15 (29.41%) HP
4 14 (27.45%) VMware Infrastructure
5 12 (23.53%) Cisco
6 11 (21.57%) Dell
6 11 (21.57%) Firewall
6 11 (21.57%) Security Cleared
7 10 (19.61%) vSphere
8 9 (17.65%) Microsoft
9 8 (15.69%) Active Directory
9 8 (15.69%) NetApp
9 8 (15.69%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (15.69%) Hyper-V
9 8 (15.69%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (13.73%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (13.73%) VMware ESX
11 6 (11.76%) Migration
11 6 (11.76%) Build Automation
12 5 (9.80%) Cisco Nexus
12 5 (9.80%) Cisco ASA
12 5 (9.80%) Citrix
12 5 (9.80%) IBM
13 4 (7.84%) LAN
13 4 (7.84%) Apache
13 4 (7.84%) SAN
13 4 (7.84%) Load Balancing
13 4 (7.84%) SC Cleared
13 4 (7.84%) NAS

Data Centre Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 4 (7.84%) Apache
2 2 (3.92%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.92%) IIS
3 1 (1.96%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.96%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (3.92%) MS Visio
1 2 (3.92%) OmniGraffle
2 1 (1.96%) MS Office
2 1 (1.96%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.96%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (21.57%) Firewall
2 5 (9.80%) Cisco ASA
2 5 (9.80%) Cisco Nexus
3 4 (7.84%) NAS
3 4 (7.84%) NetScaler
3 4 (7.84%) LAN
3 4 (7.84%) SAN
4 3 (5.88%) VPN
4 3 (5.88%) WAN
4 3 (5.88%) Wireless
4 3 (5.88%) MPLS
4 3 (5.88%) BGP
5 2 (3.92%) EIGRP
5 2 (3.92%) OSPF
5 2 (3.92%) Ethernet
5 2 (3.92%) TCP/IP
5 2 (3.92%) DNS
6 1 (1.96%) Internet
6 1 (1.96%) DHCP
6 1 (1.96%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.92%) MySQL
1 2 (3.92%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.96%) DB2
2 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 3 (5.88%) Legal
2 2 (3.92%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.96%) Finance
3 1 (1.96%) Publishing
3 1 (1.96%) Dutch Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.92%) HTML
2 1 (1.96%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 1 (1.96%) Mainframe
1 1 (1.96%) Management Information System
1 1 (1.96%) AS400
1 1 (1.96%) Clustering
1 1 (1.96%) PKI
1 1 (1.96%) IBM Mainframe
1 1 (1.96%) Enterprise Storage
1 1 (1.96%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 22 (43.14%) Linux
2 17 (33.33%) Windows
3 8 (15.69%) Windows Server 2003
3 8 (15.69%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (13.73%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (5.88%) SUSE
6 1 (1.96%) Fedora
6 1 (1.96%) Ubuntu
6 1 (1.96%) CentOS
6 1 (1.96%) Oracle Linux
6 1 (1.96%) AIX
6 1 (1.96%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (11.76%) Migration
1 6 (11.76%) Build Automation
2 4 (7.84%) Load Balancing
3 2 (3.92%) Kalman Filter
3 2 (3.92%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (1.96%) Line Management
4 1 (1.96%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (1.96%) Network Management
4 1 (1.96%) Change Control
4 1 (1.96%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (1.96%) Incident Management
4 1 (1.96%) ITIL
4 1 (1.96%) Service Management
4 1 (1.96%) Quality Management
4 1 (1.96%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.92%) C
1 2 (3.92%) Java
1 2 (3.92%) PHP
1 2 (3.92%) SQL
2 1 (1.96%) Python
2 1 (1.96%) JCL
Qualifications
1 11 (21.57%) Security Cleared
2 4 (7.84%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.92%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (3.92%) HP APS
4 1 (1.96%) A+ Certification
4 1 (1.96%) CCIE
4 1 (1.96%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.96%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.96%) HP AIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.96%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (27.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (19.61%) vSphere
3 8 (15.69%) Hyper-V
3 8 (15.69%) Active Directory
4 7 (13.73%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.96%) Firmware
5 1 (1.96%) Terminal Services
5 1 (1.96%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 1 (1.96%) Postfix
5 1 (1.96%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.96%) FreeRADIUS
Systems Management
1 3 (5.88%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (3.92%) SCCM
3 1 (1.96%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.96%) CA Spectrum
3 1 (1.96%) Tivoli
3 1 (1.96%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (1.96%) Nessus
Vendors
1 22 (43.14%) VMware
2 15 (29.41%) HP
3 12 (23.53%) Cisco
4 11 (21.57%) Dell
5 9 (17.65%) Microsoft
6 8 (15.69%) NetApp
7 5 (9.80%) Citrix
7 5 (9.80%) IBM
8 3 (5.88%) Juniper
8 3 (5.88%) Fujitsu
9 2 (3.92%) Splunk
9 2 (3.92%) EMC
10 1 (1.96%) Intel
10 1 (1.96%) Oracle
10 1 (1.96%) CA
10 1 (1.96%) CommVault
10 1 (1.96%) Red Hat
10 1 (1.96%) CheckPoint
10 1 (1.96%) Radware
10 1 (1.96%) SolarWinds
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