The table below looks at the statistics for the Data Centre Specialist 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 Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 13 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Data Centre Specialist
Rank 609 583 574
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Data Centre Specialist 14 10 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.028% 0.020% 0.004%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.029% 0.021% 0.004%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 5 0
Average daily rate £500 £400 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £436 £210 -
% change year-on-year
+107.73% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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
47935 48321 46997
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.58% 94.47% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 30815 30072 27703
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £565
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1687 1903 2072
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.22 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.62% -1.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
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 Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Data Centre Specialist in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Data Centre Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Data Centre Specialist
Daily Rate Trend

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

Data Centre Specialist Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Data Centre Specialist
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Data Centre Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 13 February 2016.

Data Centre Specialist Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Data Centre Specialist
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Data Centre Specialist Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Data Centre Specialist
Top 12 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 Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 13 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 +10 14 £500 +16.95%
London -2 5 £500 -11.30%
South East +10 3 £413 +3.12%
South West - 3 £525 -
Basingstoke - 3 £413 -
Hampshire - 3 £413 -
North West - 3 £460 -
Manchester - 2 - -
Bristol - 1 £365 -
Cheshire - 1 £460 -
City of London - 1 £575 -
Warrington - 1 £460 -

Data Centre Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Data Centre Specialist 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 Specialist in their job title.

1 27 (100.00%) Data Centre
2 9 (33.33%) Migration
3 7 (25.93%) Windows
3 7 (25.93%) Cisco
4 6 (22.22%) SAN
4 6 (22.22%) HP
4 6 (22.22%) EMC
4 6 (22.22%) LAN
4 6 (22.22%) WAN
4 6 (22.22%) VMware
4 6 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (18.52%) Security Cleared
5 5 (18.52%) Finance
5 5 (18.52%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (18.52%) Firewall
6 4 (14.81%) Telecoms
6 4 (14.81%) Network Design
6 4 (14.81%) Linux
6 4 (14.81%) NetApp
6 4 (14.81%) NAS
6 4 (14.81%) Target Operating Model
7 3 (11.11%) Re-Platforming
7 3 (11.11%) SC Cleared
7 3 (11.11%) CommVault
7 3 (11.11%) ITIL
7 3 (11.11%) NetBackup
8 2 (7.41%) Mainframe
8 2 (7.41%) Local Government
8 2 (7.41%) Banking
8 2 (7.41%) VPN

Data Centre Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Data Centre Specialist 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 Specialist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.70%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (22.22%) LAN
1 6 (22.22%) SAN
1 6 (22.22%) WAN
2 5 (18.52%) Firewall
3 4 (14.81%) NAS
4 2 (7.41%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (7.41%) VPN
5 1 (3.70%) BGP
5 1 (3.70%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (3.70%) DNS
5 1 (3.70%) EIGRP
5 1 (3.70%) FCoE
5 1 (3.70%) FWSM
5 1 (3.70%) Internet
5 1 (3.70%) Network Security
5 1 (3.70%) OSPF
5 1 (3.70%) PPP
5 1 (3.70%) TCP/IP
5 1 (3.70%) VLAN
5 1 (3.70%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) Data Mining
1 1 (3.70%) MySQL
1 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database
1 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (3.70%) Oracle8/8i Database
1 1 (3.70%) Relational Database
General
1 5 (18.52%) Finance
2 4 (14.81%) Telecoms
3 2 (7.41%) Banking
3 2 (7.41%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 27 (100.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (7.41%) Mainframe
3 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.70%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 7 (25.93%) Windows
2 4 (14.81%) Linux
3 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (3.70%) SUSE
4 1 (3.70%) Unix
4 1 (3.70%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (33.33%) Migration
2 5 (18.52%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (14.81%) Network Design
3 4 (14.81%) Target Operating Model
4 3 (11.11%) ITIL
4 3 (11.11%) Re-Platforming
5 2 (7.41%) Data Architecture
5 2 (7.41%) Network Architecture
5 2 (7.41%) Technical Architecture
6 1 (3.70%) Enterprise Architecture
6 1 (3.70%) High Availability
6 1 (3.70%) ITSM
6 1 (3.70%) Project Management
6 1 (3.70%) Requirements Analysis
6 1 (3.70%) Service Management
6 1 (3.70%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (3.70%) TOGAF
6 1 (3.70%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (18.52%) Security Cleared
2 3 (11.11%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.70%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (3.70%) CTC Cleared
3 1 (3.70%) Degree
3 1 (3.70%) MCSA
3 1 (3.70%) MCSE
3 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.70%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.70%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (11.11%) NetBackup
2 1 (3.70%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (3.70%) FortiGate
2 1 (3.70%) Nagios
2 1 (3.70%) SCCM
2 1 (3.70%) SCOM
2 1 (3.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 7 (25.93%) Cisco
2 6 (22.22%) EMC
2 6 (22.22%) HP
2 6 (22.22%) VMware
3 4 (14.81%) NetApp
4 3 (11.11%) CommVault
5 2 (7.41%) Microsoft
5 2 (7.41%) Oracle
6 1 (3.70%) Aruba
6 1 (3.70%) CheckPoint
6 1 (3.70%) Citrix
6 1 (3.70%) Fortinet
6 1 (3.70%) Intel Security
6 1 (3.70%) IronPort
6 1 (3.70%) Juniper
6 1 (3.70%) Mercator
6 1 (3.70%) NetIQ
6 1 (3.70%) Nokia
6 1 (3.70%) PlateSpin
6 1 (3.70%) Veritas