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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Data Centre Engineer
Rank 590 575 559
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -16
Contract jobs requiring a Data Centre Engineer 38 34 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.074% 0.066% 0.047%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.078% 0.070% 0.050%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 17 10
Average daily rate £300 £325 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +44.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £265 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £455 £414
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £300 £225
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £22.50 - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
48598 48731 45782
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.48% 94.46% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 31271 30416 27107
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1757 1902 2013
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.72 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% -4.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 8 February 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
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 8 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -6 37 £300 -7.69% 8
London +8 10 £430 +14.66% 2
South East +4 8 £313 +7.29% 2
East Midlands - 7 £200 - 1
Leicestershire - 7 £200 - 1
Yorkshire -9 6 £294 -
South Yorkshire -7 5 £288 -
Leicester - 5 £250 -
Sheffield - 5 £288 -
South West +5 3 £218 -6.92%
Berkshire +3 3 £294 +0.85% 1
Surrey - 3 £200 - 1
City of London +48 2 £451 -2.43% 1
Gloucestershire +11 2 - -
Hampshire - 2 £370 -
Bracknell -2 1 £413 +37.50%
Reading -9 1 £175 -
North West -21 1 £413 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £225 -
North East - 1 £225 -
Bristol - 1 £218 -
Chessington - 1 - -
Reigate - 1 £313 -
Liverpool - 1 £413 -
Tyne and Wear - 1 £225 -
Merseyside - 1 £413 -

Data Centre Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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.

1 102 (100.00%) Data Centre
2 42 (41.18%) Cisco
3 30 (29.41%) Windows
4 27 (26.47%) VMware
5 26 (25.49%) HP
6 25 (24.51%) ITIL
7 23 (22.55%) VMware Infrastructure
8 22 (21.57%) Finance
9 21 (20.59%) Migration
9 21 (20.59%) Linux
10 19 (18.63%) Firewall
11 18 (17.65%) Cisco Nexus
12 17 (16.67%) Windows Server
13 16 (15.69%) Security Cleared
13 16 (15.69%) CCNP
13 16 (15.69%) Cisco Certification
14 14 (13.73%) Red Hat
15 13 (12.75%) SAN
15 13 (12.75%) WAN
16 12 (11.76%) Kalman Filter
17 11 (10.78%) CCNA
17 11 (10.78%) Dell
17 11 (10.78%) EMC
18 10 (9.80%) Telecoms
18 10 (9.80%) F5
18 10 (9.80%) Capacity Management
19 9 (8.82%) Windows Server 2008
19 9 (8.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 9 (8.82%) SC Cleared
19 9 (8.82%) Load Balancing

Data Centre Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 5 (4.90%) OpenStack
2 1 (0.98%) IIS
2 1 (0.98%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (2.94%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.98%) MS Office
2 1 (0.98%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.98%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.90%) Cloud Computing
1 5 (4.90%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (18.63%) Firewall
2 18 (17.65%) Cisco Nexus
3 13 (12.75%) SAN
3 13 (12.75%) WAN
4 8 (7.84%) Network Security
4 8 (7.84%) VPN
5 7 (6.86%) Fibre Channel
5 7 (6.86%) iSCSI
5 7 (6.86%) TCP/IP
6 6 (5.88%) Cisco IOS
6 6 (5.88%) LAN
6 6 (5.88%) SSL
7 5 (4.90%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (4.90%) FCoE
7 5 (4.90%) NX-OS
8 4 (3.92%) FWSM
8 4 (3.92%) Internet
8 4 (3.92%) MPLS
9 3 (2.94%) BGP
9 3 (2.94%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.88%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.90%) Big Data
3 1 (0.98%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (0.98%) Git (software)
1 1 (0.98%) Jenkins
1 1 (0.98%) Maven
1 1 (0.98%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 22 (21.57%) Finance
2 10 (9.80%) Telecoms
3 7 (6.86%) Banking
4 2 (1.96%) Advertising
4 2 (1.96%) Financial Institution
4 2 (1.96%) Law
5 1 (0.98%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.98%) Local Government
5 1 (0.98%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.98%) CSS
1 1 (0.98%) HTML
1 1 (0.98%) Leaflet
1 1 (0.98%) Spring
1 1 (0.98%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 102 (100.00%) Data Centre
2 6 (5.88%) Replication
3 5 (4.90%) EMC VMAX
3 5 (4.90%) EMC VNX
3 5 (4.90%) Private Cloud
4 4 (3.92%) Driving Licence
5 3 (2.94%) FlexPod
6 2 (1.96%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.96%) Clustering
6 2 (1.96%) VCE vBlock
7 1 (0.98%) CMDB
7 1 (0.98%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.98%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 30 (29.41%) Windows
2 21 (20.59%) Linux
3 17 (16.67%) Windows Server
4 9 (8.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 9 (8.82%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (6.86%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (4.90%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (1.96%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (0.98%) AIX
8 1 (0.98%) FreeBSD
8 1 (0.98%) Unix
8 1 (0.98%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.98%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (24.51%) ITIL
2 21 (20.59%) Migration
3 12 (11.76%) Kalman Filter
4 10 (9.80%) Capacity Management
5 9 (8.82%) Change Management
5 9 (8.82%) Load Balancing
5 9 (8.82%) Problem Management
6 8 (7.84%) Quality Management
7 6 (5.88%) Data Centre Operations
7 6 (5.88%) ITIL V3
8 5 (4.90%) Converged Infrastructure
8 5 (4.90%) Security Hardening
8 5 (4.90%) Strategic Planning
8 5 (4.90%) Web Filtering
9 4 (3.92%) Change Control
9 4 (3.92%) Configuration Management
9 4 (3.92%) Incident Management
9 4 (3.92%) Project Management
10 3 (2.94%) Disaster Recovery
10 3 (2.94%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (7.84%) C
2 6 (5.88%) SQL
3 5 (4.90%) PowerShell
3 5 (4.90%) Python
4 1 (0.98%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.98%) Java
4 1 (0.98%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 16 (15.69%) CCNP
1 16 (15.69%) Cisco Certification
1 16 (15.69%) Security Cleared
2 11 (10.78%) CCNA
3 9 (8.82%) SC Cleared
4 7 (6.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 5 (4.90%) CCDP
5 5 (4.90%) CCSA
5 5 (4.90%) CCSE
5 5 (4.90%) CCSP
5 5 (4.90%) CISSP
5 5 (4.90%) RHCE
5 5 (4.90%) RHCSA
6 4 (3.92%) DV Cleared
7 2 (1.96%) A+ Certification
7 2 (1.96%) CCIE
7 2 (1.96%) Network+ Certification
8 1 (0.98%) CCA
8 1 (0.98%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (0.98%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.90%) HIPAA
1 5 (4.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 4 (3.92%) QA
3 1 (0.98%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.98%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.98%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (22.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (5.88%) Active Directory
2 6 (5.88%) Firmware
2 6 (5.88%) VMware ESXi
3 5 (4.90%) KVM
3 5 (4.90%) ProxySG
3 5 (4.90%) vCloud
4 4 (3.92%) VMware ESX
5 3 (2.94%) vSphere
5 3 (2.94%) XenApp
6 2 (1.96%) NFS
7 1 (0.98%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.98%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 1 (0.98%) Xen
Systems Management
1 5 (4.90%) EMC VPLEX
2 3 (2.94%) HP SIM
2 3 (2.94%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (2.94%) vRealize
3 2 (1.96%) Cisco UCCX
3 2 (1.96%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.98%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.98%) SCCM
4 1 (0.98%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.98%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 42 (41.18%) Cisco
2 27 (26.47%) VMware
3 26 (25.49%) HP
4 14 (13.73%) Red Hat
5 11 (10.78%) Dell
5 11 (10.78%) EMC
6 10 (9.80%) F5
7 9 (8.82%) IBM
7 9 (8.82%) Juniper
7 9 (8.82%) Remedy
8 8 (7.84%) CheckPoint
9 7 (6.86%) Citrix
9 7 (6.86%) Intel Security
9 7 (6.86%) NetApp
10 6 (5.88%) Nokia
10 6 (5.88%) Palo Alto
11 5 (4.90%) Blue Coat
11 5 (4.90%) Fortinet
11 5 (4.90%) Fujitsu
11 5 (4.90%) Tufin
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