Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Data Centre Engineer was £230 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Data Centre Engineer
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 159 166 174
Rank change year-on-year +7 +8 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Data Centre Engineer 10 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.24% 0.023% 0.080%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.025% 0.087%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 2
Berkshire median daily rate £230 - £313
10th Percentile £213 - £189
90th Percentile £435 - £446
South East median daily rate £400 £213 £350
% change year-on-year +88.24% -39.29% +20.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Berkshire median hourly rate £18.00 - -
South East median hourly rate £18.00 - £31.38

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Berkshire
Contract vacancies in Berkshire with a recognized job title 3778 3968 4615
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.92% 92.21% 92.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 2002 2141 2497
Berkshire median daily rate £420 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +1.27% +5.33%
10th Percentile £250 £225 £215
90th Percentile £588 £569 £538
South East median daily rate £415 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% +6.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 188 250
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -32.71% +23.14%
10th Percentile £10.50 £9.25 £10.00
90th Percentile £40.90 £45.45 £45.62
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.63 £18.50
% change year-on-year -8.28% +6.08% +15.63%

Data Centre Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings that featured Data Centre Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Data Centre Engineer in Berkshire

Data Centre Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Data Centre Engineer in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Data Centre Engineer in Berkshire

Data Centre Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Data Centre Engineer in Berkshire over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Data Centre Engineer in Berkshire

Data Centre Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Data Centre Engineer in Berkshire

Data Centre Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

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 Berkshire region over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Slough - 3 £350 -
Bracknell - 1 - -
Reading - 1 - -
Data Centre Engineer
South East

Data Centre Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, 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 across the Berkshire region featuring Data Centre Engineer in the job title.

1 10 (100.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (30.00%) Linux
2 3 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (30.00%) Structured Cabling
3 2 (20.00%) High Availability
3 2 (20.00%) GitHub
3 2 (20.00%) KVM
3 2 (20.00%) Software-Defined Networking
3 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (20.00%) Juniper
3 2 (20.00%) Oracle
3 2 (20.00%) CCNP
3 2 (20.00%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (20.00%) Python
3 2 (20.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (20.00%) SLA
3 2 (20.00%) Cisco
3 2 (20.00%) Git (software)
3 2 (20.00%) Degree
3 2 (20.00%) JIRA
3 2 (20.00%) Fibre Channel
3 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (20.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (10.00%) Manufacturing
4 1 (10.00%) Network Design
4 1 (10.00%) Ubuntu
4 1 (10.00%) F5
4 1 (10.00%) CentOS
4 1 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (10.00%) CCIE

Data Centre Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) Structured Cabling
2 2 (20.00%) Fibre Channel
2 2 (20.00%) Software-Defined Networking
2 2 (20.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (10.00%) Internet
3 1 (10.00%) PuTTY
3 1 (10.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (20.00%) JIRA
General
1 2 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (10.00%) Manufacturing
Miscellaneous
1 10 (100.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) Linux
2 1 (10.00%) CentOS
2 1 (10.00%) Ubuntu
2 1 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) High Availability
2 1 (10.00%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (20.00%) CCNP
2 2 (20.00%) Degree
3 1 (10.00%) CCIE
3 1 (10.00%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) KVM
2 1 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Cisco
1 2 (20.00%) Juniper
1 2 (20.00%) Oracle
2 1 (10.00%) Arista
2 1 (10.00%) F5
2 1 (10.00%) Red Hat