The median contractor rate for a Data Centre Engineer was £175 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 28 March 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
London / City of London
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 159 149 190
Rank change year-on-year -10 +41  
Contract jobs requiring a Data Centre Engineer 3 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.098% 0.15% 0.058%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.16% 0.060%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 3
Median daily rate £175 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -56.25% -5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £141 £370 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £410 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £383 £400 £275
% change year-on-year -4.37% +45.45%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.75 £30.00 -
% change year-on-year -20.83% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2916 3192 4971
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.23% 95.17% 96.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 2268 2545 3747
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £305 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 45 78
Median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £17.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.97% +11.20%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.38 £46.10 £26.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

Data Centre Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London that featured Data Centre Engineer in the job title.

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

Data Centre Engineer
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 Engineer in the City of London.

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

Data Centre Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Data Centre Engineer in the City of London over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Data Centre Engineer in the City of London

Data Centre Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Data Centre Engineer in the City of London

Data Centre Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 City of London region featuring Data Centre Engineer in the job title.

1 6 (100.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (50.00%) HP
2 3 (50.00%) Windows
3 2 (33.33%) MCSE
3 2 (33.33%) Cisco
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (33.33%) SAN
3 2 (33.33%) Structured Cabling
3 2 (33.33%) Time Management
4 1 (16.67%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (16.67%) iSCSI
4 1 (16.67%) Data Migration
4 1 (16.67%) PCI DSS
4 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
4 1 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (16.67%) Hyper-V
4 1 (16.67%) XenApp
4 1 (16.67%) XenDesktop
4 1 (16.67%) DFS Replication
4 1 (16.67%) vSphere
4 1 (16.67%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (16.67%) High Availability
4 1 (16.67%) Low Latency
4 1 (16.67%) IT Asset Management
4 1 (16.67%) Dell
4 1 (16.67%) Citrix

Data Centre Engineer 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (16.67%) Apache
1 1 (16.67%) IIS
1 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (16.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) SAN
1 2 (33.33%) Structured Cabling
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (16.67%) DNS
2 1 (16.67%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (16.67%) Firewall
2 1 (16.67%) iSCSI
2 1 (16.67%) LAN
2 1 (16.67%) SSL
2 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
2 1 (16.67%) VPN
2 1 (16.67%) WAN
General
1 1 (16.67%) Banking
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 6 (100.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (16.67%) Clustering
2 1 (16.67%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (16.67%) Unix
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Time Management
2 1 (16.67%) Asset Management
2 1 (16.67%) Business Continuity
2 1 (16.67%) Data Centre Operations
2 1 (16.67%) Data Migration
2 1 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (16.67%) High Availability
2 1 (16.67%) IT Asset Management
2 1 (16.67%) Low Latency
2 1 (16.67%) Migration
2 1 (16.67%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) MCSE
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (16.67%) CCA
2 1 (16.67%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (16.67%) DFS Replication
2 1 (16.67%) Firmware
2 1 (16.67%) Hyper-V
2 1 (16.67%) NFS
2 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (16.67%) VMware Server
2 1 (16.67%) vSphere
2 1 (16.67%) XenApp
2 1 (16.67%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) HP Data Protector
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) HP
2 2 (33.33%) Cisco
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (16.67%) Citrix
3 1 (16.67%) Dell
3 1 (16.67%) Huawei
3 1 (16.67%) IBM
3 1 (16.67%) Remedy
3 1 (16.67%) VMware