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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Data Centre Engineer
Rank 568 590 597
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Data Centre Engineer 53 54 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.098% 0.064%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.10% 0.068%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 39 19
Median daily rate £320 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £182 £187 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £409 £450 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £323 £238 £300
% change year-on-year
+35.78% -20.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 1 2
Median hourly rate £21.00 £19.03 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.35% -28.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £19.03 £22.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £19.03 £30.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £19.03 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+10.35% -9.38%

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
47057 52332 52807
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.56% 94.77% 93.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 30804 33337 33423
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £583 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1653 2041 2162
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.41 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

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 7 December 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 7 December 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 7 December 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
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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 +22 51 £320 -10.17% 12
South East +40 12 £225 +11.11% 2
London -14 11 £200 -46.66% 2
South West +11 9 £370 +57.44% 1
North West +16 8 £338 +104.54% 3
Lancashire - 6 £350 -
Blackpool - 6 £350 -
Bristol +9 5 £370 +63.53% 1
Hampshire +28 4 £225 -2.17%
Yorkshire +15 4 £255 -15.00% 1
Berkshire +13 3 - - 2
Surrey +12 3 £400 +128.57%
South Yorkshire -11 3 £310 -0.80% 1
West Yorkshire - 3 £200 -
Leeds - 3 £200 -
Basingstoke - 3 £225 -
Camberley +6 2 - -
East of England +3 2 £300 -33.33% 2
West Midlands -7 2 £233 +86.00% 1
Gloucestershire -8 2 - -
Birmingham -8 2 £233 +86.00% 1
City of London -9 2 £415 +27.69%
Sheffield -11 2 - -
Wiltshire - 2 - -
Leicestershire - 2 £165 -
Cambridgeshire - 2 £300 -
Chessington - 2 £200 -
Cambridge - 2 £300 -
Leicester - 2 £165 -
Manchester - 2 £323 - 3

Data Centre Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 December 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 96 (100.00%) Data Centre
2 33 (34.38%) Cisco
3 23 (23.96%) Linux
4 21 (21.88%) Microsoft
4 21 (21.88%) VMware
5 19 (19.79%) Windows
6 17 (17.71%) HP
7 16 (16.67%) Firewall
8 15 (15.63%) Migration
9 14 (14.58%) Cisco Nexus
10 13 (13.54%) Cisco Certification
11 12 (12.50%) ITIL
12 11 (11.46%) Cisco ASA
12 11 (11.46%) Data Centre Operations
13 10 (10.42%) Service Management
13 10 (10.42%) ITSM
13 10 (10.42%) Active Directory
14 9 (9.38%) SAN
14 9 (9.38%) CCNA
14 9 (9.38%) MS Excel
14 9 (9.38%) Change Management
14 9 (9.38%) Problem Management
15 8 (8.33%) Time Management
15 8 (8.33%) CheckPoint
15 8 (8.33%) IBM
15 8 (8.33%) SSL
16 7 (7.29%) Juniper
16 7 (7.29%) MS Office
16 7 (7.29%) Disaster Recovery
16 7 (7.29%) Asset Management

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 5 (5.21%) Apache
2 3 (3.13%) IIS
2 3 (3.13%) MS Exchange
2 3 (3.13%) Skype for Business
3 2 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (2.08%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.04%) Confluence
Applications
1 9 (9.38%) MS Excel
2 7 (7.29%) MS Office
3 4 (4.17%) MS Visio
4 3 (3.13%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (1.04%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 1 (1.04%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.08%) IaaS
3 1 (1.04%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.04%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 16 (16.67%) Firewall
2 14 (14.58%) Cisco Nexus
3 11 (11.46%) Cisco ASA
4 9 (9.38%) SAN
5 8 (8.33%) SSL
6 6 (6.25%) DNS
6 6 (6.25%) LAN
6 6 (6.25%) Network Security
6 6 (6.25%) WAN
7 5 (5.21%) Fibre Channel
7 5 (5.21%) Wireless
8 4 (4.17%) BGP
8 4 (4.17%) Cisco IOS
8 4 (4.17%) FWSM
8 4 (4.17%) OSPF
9 3 (3.13%) NetScaler
9 3 (3.13%) SNMP
9 3 (3.13%) VoIP
9 3 (3.13%) VPN
9 3 (3.13%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.04%) Big Data
1 1 (1.04%) Crystal Reports
1 1 (1.04%) GIS
1 1 (1.04%) RDBMS
1 1 (1.04%) Relational Database
1 1 (1.04%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (2.08%) JIRA
1 2 (2.08%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 4 (4.17%) Finance
2 3 (3.13%) Legal
2 3 (3.13%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.08%) Banking
3 2 (2.08%) Law
4 1 (1.04%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.13%) 802.1X
2 2 (2.08%) Middleware
3 1 (1.04%) JSON
3 1 (1.04%) REST
3 1 (1.04%) SOAP
3 1 (1.04%) XML
3 1 (1.04%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 96 (100.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.13%) Clustering
2 3 (3.13%) CMDB
2 3 (3.13%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 2 (2.08%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.08%) EMC VNX
3 2 (2.08%) Enterprise Storage
3 2 (2.08%) NHS
3 2 (2.08%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.04%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.04%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.04%) Private Cloud
4 1 (1.04%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 23 (23.96%) Linux
2 19 (19.79%) Windows
3 7 (7.29%) Windows Server
4 6 (6.25%) Unix
4 6 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (5.21%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (3.13%) CentOS
6 3 (3.13%) SUSE
6 3 (3.13%) Windows Vista
7 1 (1.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.04%) Ubuntu
7 1 (1.04%) Windows 10
7 1 (1.04%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (15.63%) Migration
2 12 (12.50%) ITIL
3 11 (11.46%) Data Centre Operations
4 10 (10.42%) ITSM
4 10 (10.42%) Service Management
5 9 (9.38%) Change Management
5 9 (9.38%) Problem Management
6 8 (8.33%) Time Management
7 7 (7.29%) Asset Management
7 7 (7.29%) Disaster Recovery
7 7 (7.29%) High Availability
8 5 (5.21%) Load Balancing
9 4 (4.17%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (3.13%) Business Continuity
10 3 (3.13%) Fault Management
10 3 (3.13%) Logistics
10 3 (3.13%) Network Monitoring
10 3 (3.13%) PRINCE2
10 3 (3.13%) Project Management
10 3 (3.13%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 5 (5.21%) PowerShell
2 4 (4.17%) SQL
3 2 (2.08%) C
3 2 (2.08%) Java
3 2 (2.08%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.04%) Perl
4 1 (1.04%) PHP
4 1 (1.04%) Python
4 1 (1.04%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.04%) XPath
Qualifications
1 13 (13.54%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (9.38%) CCNA
3 6 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (6.25%) Security Cleared
4 5 (5.21%) CCNP
5 4 (4.17%) Degree
5 4 (4.17%) JNCIA
5 4 (4.17%) JNCIS
5 4 (4.17%) MCSE
5 4 (4.17%) SC Cleared
6 3 (3.13%) BICSI Certification
6 3 (3.13%) LPIC
6 3 (3.13%) RHCE
7 2 (2.08%) CCDP
7 2 (2.08%) CCIE
7 2 (2.08%) MCSA
8 1 (1.04%) CISSP
8 1 (1.04%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.04%) JNCIE
8 1 (1.04%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.17%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.04%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.04%) HIPAA
2 1 (1.04%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 10 (10.42%) Active Directory
2 6 (6.25%) Hyper-V
2 6 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (5.21%) Firmware
4 3 (3.13%) DFS Replication
4 3 (3.13%) vSphere
5 2 (2.08%) NFS
5 2 (2.08%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (1.04%) KVM
6 1 (1.04%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (1.04%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (1.04%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (3.13%) HP Data Protector
1 3 (3.13%) Microsoft Clustering
1 3 (3.13%) Puppet
2 2 (2.08%) Cacti
2 2 (2.08%) SCCM
3 1 (1.04%) Ansible
3 1 (1.04%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (1.04%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (1.04%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.04%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.04%) Salt
3 1 (1.04%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (1.04%) vMotion
3 1 (1.04%) WSUS
Vendors
1 33 (34.38%) Cisco
2 21 (21.88%) Microsoft
2 21 (21.88%) VMware
3 17 (17.71%) HP
4 8 (8.33%) CheckPoint
4 8 (8.33%) IBM
5 7 (7.29%) F5
5 7 (7.29%) Juniper
6 6 (6.25%) Dell
6 6 (6.25%) Remedy
7 5 (5.21%) EMC
8 4 (4.17%) SolarWinds
9 3 (3.13%) Brocade
9 3 (3.13%) Citrix
10 2 (2.08%) Oracle
10 2 (2.08%) Red Hat
10 2 (2.08%) Siemens
10 2 (2.08%) Symantec
10 2 (2.08%) Veritas
10 2 (2.08%) WatchGuard
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