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 25 August 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
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Data Centre Engineer
Rank 609 598 586
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Data Centre Engineer 41 57 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.076% 0.098% 0.087%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.080% 0.10% 0.092%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 35 28
Median daily rate £350 £350 £316
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £210 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £426
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.76% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 8
Median hourly rate £24.25 £31.38 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.70% -7.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.70 £15.87 £22.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.25 £39.00 £49.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.50 £31.38 £41.56
% change year-on-year
-21.91% -24.50%

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
51405 55416 53365
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.76% 94.83% 94.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 33502 35230 32266
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1639 2066 2092
Median hourly rate £16.58 £17.25 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.89% +1.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

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 25 August 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 25 August 2016.

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 25 August 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 -23 40 £350 - 9
London -8 19 £400 +4.57% 4
North West +16 7 £350 +48.93%
Manchester +3 7 £350 +48.93%
South East -8 6 £190 -49.33% 1
City of London +43 5 £415 - 1
South West +13 4 £450 +28.57%
Surrey -1 4 £190 - 1
East of England +16 3 £263 -15.32%
Bristol -4 3 - -
Harrow - 2 £400 -
Woking - 2 £190 - 1
Hertfordshire +13 1 £263 -15.32%
Hampshire +2 1 - -
Yorkshire -1 1 - -
South Yorkshire -4 1 - -
East Midlands -5 1 £300 +66.66% 2
Croydon -12 1 £450 - 1
Derbyshire - 1 £300 -
Dorset - 1 £450 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Bedford - 1 - -
Milton Keynes - 1 - -
Bournemouth - 1 £450 -
Gosport - 1 - -
Barnsley - 1 - -
Camberley - 1 £200 -
Reigate - 1 - -
Aberdeen - 1 - -
Scotland - 1 - -

Data Centre Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 August 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.

1 103 (100.00%) Data Centre
2 36 (34.95%) Linux
3 30 (29.13%) Cisco
4 26 (25.24%) Windows
5 23 (22.33%) HP
5 23 (22.33%) VMware
6 17 (16.50%) Firewall
6 17 (16.50%) Python
6 17 (16.50%) SaaS
7 16 (15.53%) PaaS
7 16 (15.53%) IaaS
7 16 (15.53%) Ruby
8 13 (12.62%) Microsoft
9 12 (11.65%) Dell
10 11 (10.68%) Cisco Certification
10 11 (10.68%) PowerShell
10 11 (10.68%) Cisco Nexus
11 10 (9.71%) Active Directory
12 9 (8.74%) Service Management
12 9 (8.74%) Juniper
12 9 (8.74%) Continuous Improvement
12 9 (8.74%) vSphere
12 9 (8.74%) Infrastructure Monitoring
13 8 (7.77%) SAN
13 8 (7.77%) Migration
14 7 (6.80%) Firmware
14 7 (6.80%) IBM
14 7 (6.80%) DNS
14 7 (6.80%) SSL
14 7 (6.80%) LAN

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 (3.88%) Apache
2 2 (1.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (1.94%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (1.94%) IIS
2 2 (1.94%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.94%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.94%) Skype for Business
3 1 (0.97%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (2.91%) MS Excel
1 3 (2.91%) MS Visio
1 3 (2.91%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.97%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 17 (16.50%) SaaS
2 16 (15.53%) IaaS
2 16 (15.53%) PaaS
3 3 (2.91%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.97%) Mimecast
4 1 (0.97%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (16.50%) Firewall
2 11 (10.68%) Cisco Nexus
3 8 (7.77%) SAN
4 7 (6.80%) DNS
4 7 (6.80%) LAN
4 7 (6.80%) SSL
5 6 (5.83%) Cisco ASA
5 6 (5.83%) WAN
6 5 (4.85%) Fibre Channel
7 4 (3.88%) Network Security
7 4 (3.88%) Wireless
8 3 (2.91%) BGP
8 3 (2.91%) Intrusion Detection
8 3 (2.91%) IPsec
8 3 (2.91%) OSPF
8 3 (2.91%) VLAN
8 3 (2.91%) VoIP
8 3 (2.91%) VPN
9 2 (1.94%) Internet
9 2 (1.94%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.97%) GIS
1 1 (0.97%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (1.94%) JIRA
2 1 (0.97%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (0.97%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 4 (3.88%) Telecoms
2 3 (2.91%) Legal
3 2 (1.94%) Finance
4 1 (0.97%) Automotive
4 1 (0.97%) Banking
4 1 (0.97%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.88%) 802.1X
2 2 (1.94%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 103 (100.00%) Data Centre
2 4 (3.88%) Mathematics
3 3 (2.91%) Clustering
3 3 (2.91%) CMDB
3 3 (2.91%) EMC VNX
4 2 (1.94%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.94%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.94%) Driving Licence
4 2 (1.94%) HP Storage
4 2 (1.94%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.94%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (0.97%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.97%) Cryptography
5 1 (0.97%) EMC VMAX
5 1 (0.97%) FlexPod
5 1 (0.97%) Private Cloud
5 1 (0.97%) Replication
5 1 (0.97%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 36 (34.95%) Linux
2 26 (25.24%) Windows
3 7 (6.80%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (5.83%) Unix
5 5 (4.85%) Windows Server
5 5 (4.85%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (3.88%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (3.88%) Windows Vista
7 3 (2.91%) SUSE
8 2 (1.94%) CentOS
9 1 (0.97%) Data ONTAP
9 1 (0.97%) HPUX
9 1 (0.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (8.74%) Continuous Improvement
1 9 (8.74%) Infrastructure Monitoring
1 9 (8.74%) Service Management
2 8 (7.77%) Migration
3 7 (6.80%) ITIL
4 5 (4.85%) Network Monitoring
5 4 (3.88%) Logistics
5 4 (3.88%) Project Management
6 3 (2.91%) Change Management
6 3 (2.91%) Data Centre Operations
6 3 (2.91%) Load Balancing
6 3 (2.91%) Problem Management
7 2 (1.94%) Capacity Management
7 2 (1.94%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (1.94%) Incident Management
7 2 (1.94%) Network Management
7 2 (1.94%) Open Source
7 2 (1.94%) Risk Management
7 2 (1.94%) Time Management
7 2 (1.94%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 17 (16.50%) Python
2 16 (15.53%) Ruby
3 11 (10.68%) PowerShell
4 7 (6.80%) Perl
5 5 (4.85%) C
6 3 (2.91%) SQL
7 1 (0.97%) VB
7 1 (0.97%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (10.68%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (5.83%) CCNA
2 6 (5.83%) Security Cleared
3 5 (4.85%) CCNP
3 5 (4.85%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (3.88%) DV Cleared
4 4 (3.88%) MCSE
5 3 (2.91%) BICSI Certification
5 3 (2.91%) Degree
5 3 (2.91%) JNCIA
5 3 (2.91%) JNCIS
5 3 (2.91%) LPIC
5 3 (2.91%) RHCE
6 2 (1.94%) CCDP
6 2 (1.94%) CCIE
6 2 (1.94%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.94%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.97%) CCDA
7 1 (0.97%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.91%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.94%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (9.71%) Active Directory
2 9 (8.74%) vSphere
3 7 (6.80%) Firmware
4 5 (4.85%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (2.91%) Hyper-V
6 2 (1.94%) DFS Replication
6 2 (1.94%) NFS
6 2 (1.94%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 2 (1.94%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.97%) vCloud
7 1 (0.97%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.97%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.97%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 5 (4.85%) NetBackup
2 3 (2.91%) Microsoft Clustering
2 3 (2.91%) SCCM
3 2 (1.94%) Cacti
3 2 (1.94%) HP Data Protector
3 2 (1.94%) Puppet
4 1 (0.97%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.97%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (0.97%) EMC VPLEX
4 1 (0.97%) Legato
4 1 (0.97%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (0.97%) SCOM
4 1 (0.97%) SCSM
4 1 (0.97%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (0.97%) WSUS
Vendors
1 30 (29.13%) Cisco
2 23 (22.33%) HP
2 23 (22.33%) VMware
3 13 (12.62%) Microsoft
4 12 (11.65%) Dell
5 9 (8.74%) Juniper
6 7 (6.80%) IBM
7 5 (4.85%) Remedy
8 3 (2.91%) CheckPoint
8 3 (2.91%) Citrix
8 3 (2.91%) EMC
8 3 (2.91%) F5
8 3 (2.91%) Huawei
9 2 (1.94%) Barracuda Networks
9 2 (1.94%) Oracle
9 2 (1.94%) Polycom
9 2 (1.94%) Siemens
9 2 (1.94%) Symantec
9 2 (1.94%) Veritas
9 2 (1.94%) WatchGuard