Period
to 22 October 2017

The median contractor rate for a Data Centre Engineer was £245 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 22 October 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
England > London
6 months to
22 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 572 585 568
Rank change year-on-year +13 -17 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Data Centre Engineer 41 36 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.091% 0.081% 0.081%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.096% 0.085% 0.085%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 25 26
London median daily rate £245 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -30.00% -12.50% +26.98%
10th Percentile £139 £181 £313
90th Percentile £486 £445 £469
England median daily rate £375 £337 £369
% change year-on-year +11.19% -8.54% +15.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 0
London median hourly rate £16.00 £14.70 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.84% - -
England median hourly rate £16.00 £21.00 £21.39
% change year-on-year -23.81% -1.82% -33.16%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in 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
London
Contract vacancies in London with a recognized job title 42743 42115 44516
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.86% 95.06% 94.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 30835 30038 31350
London median daily rate £488 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £285 £263
90th Percentile £656 £638 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £401
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.12% +0.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 512 543 715
London median hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +2.63% +8.57%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.25 £11.20
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.83 £48.38
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £17.77
% change year-on-year +1.08% +4.11% +7.70%

Data Centre Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Data Centre Engineer in London

Data Centre Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Data Centre Engineer in London

Data Centre Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Data Centre Engineer in London over the 6 months to 22 October 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Data Centre Engineer in London

Data Centre Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Data Centre Engineer in London

Data Centre Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Data Centre Engineer in London over the 6 months to 22 October 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Data Centre Engineer in London

Data Centre Engineer
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 6 months to 22 October 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
South London -5 13 £180 -60.00%
Central London +6 8 £410 +17.14%
West London +3 1 £220 -45.00%
East London -14 1 £145 -50.64%
Data Centre Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 London region featuring Data Centre Engineer in the job title.

1 41 (100.00%) Data Centre
2 12 (29.27%) Cisco
3 9 (21.95%) LAN
3 9 (21.95%) WAN
4 7 (17.07%) Firewall
4 7 (17.07%) Migration
4 7 (17.07%) Data Centre Operations
5 6 (14.63%) Remedy
5 6 (14.63%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (12.20%) CCNP
6 5 (12.20%) VPN
6 5 (12.20%) MPLS
6 5 (12.20%) Cisco Nexus
6 5 (12.20%) Finance
7 4 (9.76%) Asset Management
7 4 (9.76%) Ethernet
7 4 (9.76%) CCIE
7 4 (9.76%) SSL
8 3 (7.32%) SNMP
8 3 (7.32%) Windows
8 3 (7.32%) Linux
8 3 (7.32%) ADSL
8 3 (7.32%) ISDN
8 3 (7.32%) Change Management
8 3 (7.32%) IPsec
8 3 (7.32%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (7.32%) Time Management
8 3 (7.32%) F5
8 3 (7.32%) High Availability
8 3 (7.32%) Change Control

Data Centre Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 (2.44%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.44%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.44%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (2.44%) IaaS
2 1 (2.44%) Office 365
2 1 (2.44%) PaaS
2 1 (2.44%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (21.95%) LAN
1 9 (21.95%) WAN
2 7 (17.07%) Firewall
3 5 (12.20%) Cisco Nexus
3 5 (12.20%) MPLS
3 5 (12.20%) VPN
4 4 (9.76%) Ethernet
4 4 (9.76%) SSL
5 3 (7.32%) ADSL
5 3 (7.32%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (7.32%) IPsec
5 3 (7.32%) ISDN
5 3 (7.32%) SNMP
6 2 (4.88%) BGP
6 2 (4.88%) HSRP
6 2 (4.88%) OSPF
6 2 (4.88%) PSTN
6 2 (4.88%) Structured Cabling
6 2 (4.88%) TCP/IP
6 2 (4.88%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.44%) Power BI
General
1 5 (12.20%) Finance
2 1 (2.44%) Banking
2 1 (2.44%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.88%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 41 (100.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (4.88%) Private Cloud
3 1 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.44%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (2.44%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.32%) Linux
1 3 (7.32%) Windows
2 2 (4.88%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (2.44%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (17.07%) Data Centre Operations
1 7 (17.07%) Migration
2 4 (9.76%) Asset Management
3 3 (7.32%) Change Control
3 3 (7.32%) Change Management
3 3 (7.32%) High Availability
3 3 (7.32%) Server Patching
3 3 (7.32%) Time Management
4 2 (4.88%) ITIL
4 2 (4.88%) Load Balancing
4 2 (4.88%) Network Design
4 2 (4.88%) Service Management
4 2 (4.88%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (2.44%) Acceptance Criteria
5 1 (2.44%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (2.44%) Configuration Management
5 1 (2.44%) Infrastructure Monitoring
5 1 (2.44%) ITSM
5 1 (2.44%) Prototyping
5 1 (2.44%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.44%) C
1 1 (2.44%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (14.63%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (12.20%) CCNP
3 4 (9.76%) CCIE
4 2 (4.88%) CCDE
4 2 (4.88%) CCDP
4 2 (4.88%) CCIE Data Center
4 2 (4.88%) CCIP
5 1 (2.44%) CCNA
5 1 (2.44%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.44%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.44%) QA
1 1 (2.44%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (4.88%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.44%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.44%) VMware NSX
2 1 (2.44%) vSphere
2 1 (2.44%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (4.88%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (2.44%) CA Spectrum
2 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (2.44%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (2.44%) PowerCLI
2 1 (2.44%) SCOM
2 1 (2.44%) vRealize
2 1 (2.44%) WSUS
Vendors
1 12 (29.27%) Cisco
2 6 (14.63%) Remedy
3 3 (7.32%) F5
4 2 (4.88%) Fortinet
4 2 (4.88%) Microsoft
4 2 (4.88%) VMware
5 1 (2.44%) Arista
5 1 (2.44%) BT
5 1 (2.44%) CA
5 1 (2.44%) CheckPoint
5 1 (2.44%) Citrix
5 1 (2.44%) CommVault
5 1 (2.44%) Dell
5 1 (2.44%) EMC
5 1 (2.44%) HP
5 1 (2.44%) NetApp
5 1 (2.44%) Palo Alto
5 1 (2.44%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.44%) Symantec