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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Data Centre Engineer
Rank 576 533 542
Rank change year-on-year
-43 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Data Centre Engineer 30 41 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.052% 0.078% 0.087%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.057% 0.084% 0.094%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 23 14
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£270 £238 £241
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.68% -1.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £163 £137
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £440 £332
UK excluding London average daily rate £264 £238 £243
% change year-on-year
+11.05% -2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 0
Average hourly rate £34.00 £19.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+78.94% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.56 £19.25 -
% change year-on-year
+17.19% -

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
52499 48968 54351
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.83% 92.75% 92.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 32042 29332 30408
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2057 2099 2690
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.06
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.85% -7.42%

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 22 September 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 22 September 2014.

Data Centre Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Data Centre Engineer
Top 14 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 22 September 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 -46 30 £270 +16.75% 7
London +6 17 £275 +18.91% 3
South East -9 7 £258 -22.55% 3
Berkshire - 2 £150 -
City of London +21 1 £650 +271.42% 1
Yorkshire 0 1 £300 -
East of England -36 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 £300 - 1
Birmingham - 1 £300 - 1
Barnsley - - - -
Manchester - - - -
North West - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -

Data Centre Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 29 (46.77%) VMware
2 27 (43.55%) Windows
3 20 (32.26%) Migration
4 19 (30.65%) VMware Infrastructure
5 18 (29.03%) HP
6 16 (25.81%) Linux
7 15 (24.19%) Microsoft
8 14 (22.58%) Cisco
8 14 (22.58%) Windows Server 2008
8 14 (22.58%) vSphere
9 11 (17.74%) Finance
9 11 (17.74%) Active Directory
10 10 (16.13%) Windows Server 2003
11 9 (14.52%) NetApp
11 9 (14.52%) Project Management
11 9 (14.52%) SCCM
11 9 (14.52%) Hyper-V
12 8 (12.90%) Firewall
13 7 (11.29%) Microsoft Certification
13 7 (11.29%) IBM
13 7 (11.29%) Dell
13 7 (11.29%) MS Excel
13 7 (11.29%) DNS
14 5 (8.06%) Workflow
14 5 (8.06%) SCVMM
14 5 (8.06%) Network Security
14 5 (8.06%) PowerShell
14 5 (8.06%) Security Cleared
14 5 (8.06%) MCITP
14 5 (8.06%) DHCP

Data Centre Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 5 (8.06%) MS Exchange
1 5 (8.06%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (6.45%) Apache
3 2 (3.23%) IIS
4 1 (1.61%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (11.29%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.23%) MS Visio
2 2 (3.23%) OmniGraffle
3 1 (1.61%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.61%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (12.90%) Firewall
2 7 (11.29%) DNS
3 5 (8.06%) SAN
3 5 (8.06%) LAN
3 5 (8.06%) DHCP
3 5 (8.06%) Network Security
4 4 (6.45%) NAS
4 4 (6.45%) Cisco Nexus
4 4 (6.45%) BGP
5 3 (4.84%) VPN
5 3 (4.84%) Internet
5 3 (4.84%) Ethernet
5 3 (4.84%) WAN
5 3 (4.84%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (4.84%) IPsec
5 3 (4.84%) NetScaler
6 2 (3.23%) VLAN
6 2 (3.23%) Cisco ISE
6 2 (3.23%) MPLS
7 1 (1.61%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.23%) MySQL
1 2 (3.23%) SQL Server
1 2 (3.23%) DB2
General
1 11 (17.74%) Finance
2 4 (6.45%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.23%) Publishing
3 2 (3.23%) Banking
4 1 (1.61%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.23%) HTML
1 2 (3.23%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.23%) Firmware
2 1 (1.61%) Mainframe
2 1 (1.61%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.61%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 27 (43.55%) Windows
2 16 (25.81%) Linux
3 14 (22.58%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (16.13%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (6.45%) SUSE
5 4 (6.45%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (4.84%) UNIX
7 2 (3.23%) Oracle Linux
7 2 (3.23%) AIX
7 2 (3.23%) Solaris
8 1 (1.61%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (32.26%) Migration
2 9 (14.52%) Project Management
3 5 (8.06%) Workflow
4 3 (4.84%) Service Management
4 3 (4.84%) Load Balancing
4 3 (4.84%) Data Migration
5 2 (3.23%) Network Management
5 2 (3.23%) Change Control
5 2 (3.23%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (3.23%) ITIL
5 2 (3.23%) Change Management
5 2 (3.23%) Incident Management
5 2 (3.23%) Line Management
6 1 (1.61%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (1.61%) Quality Management
6 1 (1.61%) Service Delivery
6 1 (1.61%) Network Design
6 1 (1.61%) Network Load Balancing
6 1 (1.61%) Time Management
6 1 (1.61%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 5 (8.06%) PowerShell
2 2 (3.23%) Java
2 2 (3.23%) PHP
2 2 (3.23%) SQL
3 1 (1.61%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (11.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (8.06%) MCITP
2 5 (8.06%) MCP
2 5 (8.06%) MCSE
2 5 (8.06%) Security Cleared
3 4 (6.45%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.23%) CCNP
4 2 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (3.23%) HP APS
5 1 (1.61%) HP AIS
5 1 (1.61%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.84%) SLA
2 1 (1.61%) QA
2 1 (1.61%) JSP 440
System Software
1 19 (30.65%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (22.58%) vSphere
3 11 (17.74%) Active Directory
4 9 (14.52%) Hyper-V
5 2 (3.23%) VMware ESX
5 2 (3.23%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (3.23%) FreeRADIUS
Systems Management
1 9 (14.52%) SCCM
2 5 (8.06%) SCVMM
3 2 (3.23%) CA Spectrum
4 1 (1.61%) WhatsUp Gold
4 1 (1.61%) HP SiteScope
4 1 (1.61%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.61%) Unicenter
4 1 (1.61%) Tivoli NetView
4 1 (1.61%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (1.61%) MOM
4 1 (1.61%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (1.61%) Control-M
4 1 (1.61%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.61%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 29 (46.77%) VMware
2 18 (29.03%) HP
3 15 (24.19%) Microsoft
4 14 (22.58%) Cisco
5 9 (14.52%) NetApp
6 7 (11.29%) IBM
6 7 (11.29%) Dell
7 5 (8.06%) CA
8 4 (6.45%) Oracle
8 4 (6.45%) CheckPoint
8 4 (6.45%) Citrix
9 3 (4.84%) Sun
9 3 (4.84%) Splunk
9 3 (4.84%) Altiris
9 3 (4.84%) LANDesk
10 2 (3.23%) Juniper
10 2 (3.23%) McAfee
10 2 (3.23%) EMC
11 1 (1.61%) Nortel
11 1 (1.61%) Unisys