The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Data Centre Operator featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 2 May 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
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Data Centre Operator
Rank 638 633 626
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Data Centre Operator 3 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.005% 0.004% 0.007%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.006% 0.004% 0.008%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £200 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £200 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
Median hourly rate £18.75 £15.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -14.28%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.75 - £17.50

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
52905 53749 52268
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.91% 94.76% 94.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 34482 32631 31888
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1534 2150 2151
Median hourly rate £17.56 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.34% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.98% -1.02%

Data Centre Operator
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Data Centre Operator in the job title.

Data Centre Operator Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Data Centre Operator
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Data Centre Operator within the UK.

Data Centre Operator Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Data Centre Operator
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Data Centre Operator within the UK.

Data Centre Operator Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Data Centre Operator
Top 7 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 Operator within the UK over the 3 months to 2 May 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
Cardiff - 2 - -
South Wales - 2 - -
Wales - 2 - -
England 0 1 £200 - 1
South East - 1 £200 - 1
Redhill - 1 £200 -
Surrey - 1 £200 -

Data Centre Operator Skill Set
Top 25 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 May 2016, Data Centre Operator 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 Operator in the job title.

1 3 (100.00%) Linux
1 3 (100.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (66.67%) Data Centre Operations
2 2 (66.67%) Korn
2 2 (66.67%) BMC
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle Database
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 2 (66.67%) Unix
2 2 (66.67%) Control-M
2 2 (66.67%) Shell Script
2 2 (66.67%) JCL
2 2 (66.67%) Micro Focus
3 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery
3 1 (33.33%) BT
3 1 (33.33%) Remedy
3 1 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) SMTP
3 1 (33.33%) FTP
3 1 (33.33%) HTTP
3 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (33.33%) Internet
3 1 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 1 (33.33%) Xerox

Data Centre Operator 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) FTP
1 1 (33.33%) HTTP
1 1 (33.33%) Internet
1 1 (33.33%) SMTP
1 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle Database
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Linux
2 2 (66.67%) Unix
3 1 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Data Centre Operations
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) JCL
1 2 (66.67%) Korn
1 2 (66.67%) Shell Script
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) Control-M
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) BMC
1 2 (66.67%) Micro Focus
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle
2 1 (33.33%) BT
2 1 (33.33%) Remedy
2 1 (33.33%) Xerox