Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Data Centre Architect was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 19 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 Architect
Central London > City of London
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 237 252 270
Rank change year-on-year +15 +18 +20
Contract jobs requiring a Data Centre Architect 3 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.043% 0.015% 0.011%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.045% 0.016% 0.011%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 1
City of London median daily rate £525 £600 £1,025
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% -41.46% +86.36%
10th Percentile £483 £600 £913
90th Percentile £598 £600 £1,138
Central London median daily rate £525 £600 £1,025
% change year-on-year -12.50% -41.46% +86.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London. 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
City of London
Contract vacancies in the City of London with a recognized job title 6642 6353 8750
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.53% 95.51% 95.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 5247 5051 6871
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £273
90th Percentile £675 £663 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 77 125
City of London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.86% -2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.50 £10.20
90th Percentile £29.29 £48.40 £38.05
Central London median hourly rate £18.10 £17.21 £18.00
% change year-on-year +5.19% -4.40% +9.09%

Data Centre Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured Data Centre Architect in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Data Centre Architect in the City of London

Data Centre Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Data Centre Architect in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Data Centre Architect in the City of London

Data Centre Architect Skill Set
Top 17 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, Data Centre Architect 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 City of London region featuring Data Centre Architect in the job title.

1 3 (100.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 2 (66.67%) VMware
3 1 (33.33%) SCOM
3 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
3 1 (33.33%) NAS
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (33.33%) vSphere
3 1 (33.33%) Migration
3 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (33.33%) SAP
3 1 (33.33%) Unix
3 1 (33.33%) Project Management
3 1 (33.33%) Virtual Infrastructure
3 1 (33.33%) vCenter Server

Data Centre Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 1 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) NAS
General
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Migration
1 1 (33.33%) Project Management
1 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (33.33%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (33.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) SCOM
1 1 (33.33%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) SAP