The median contractor rate for a Data Centre Engineer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 28 May 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
3 months to
28 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 377 411 409
Rank change year-on-year +34 -2  
Contract jobs requiring a Data Centre Engineer 21 22 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.11% 0.100% 0.049%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.10% 0.051%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 17 9
Median daily rate £450 £350 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.57% -17.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £184 £168 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £507 £404 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £371 £400 £260
% change year-on-year -7.18% +53.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £21.00 -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in 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
London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 18822 21021 21467
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.86% 95.21% 94.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 13394 15294 14812
Median daily rate £500 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.10% +2.77%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 248 219 406
Median hourly rate £19.00 £18.75 £18.71
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.33% +0.21%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £12.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £43.57 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +9.37%  

Data Centre Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

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 3 months to 28 May 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
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 3 months to 28 May 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London 0 5 £123 -65.00% 1
Chessington - 1 £425 -
West Drayton - 1 £225 -
Data Centre Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 30 (100.00%) Data Centre
2 15 (50.00%) Firewall
3 13 (43.33%) Cisco
4 9 (30.00%) VMware
5 8 (26.67%) Finance
5 8 (26.67%) DNS
5 8 (26.67%) Load Balancing
6 7 (23.33%) Cisco Nexus
6 7 (23.33%) WAN
6 7 (23.33%) Windows
6 7 (23.33%) LAN
6 7 (23.33%) Migration
7 6 (20.00%) MPLS
7 6 (20.00%) Linux
7 6 (20.00%) TCP/IP
8 5 (16.67%) Ethernet
8 5 (16.67%) Apache
8 5 (16.67%) C
8 5 (16.67%) Java
8 5 (16.67%) Perl
8 5 (16.67%) .NET
8 5 (16.67%) Oracle
8 5 (16.67%) WebLogic
8 5 (16.67%) IIS
8 5 (16.67%) Unix
8 5 (16.67%) High Availability
8 5 (16.67%) WebSphere
8 5 (16.67%) PowerShell
8 5 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (13.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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 5 (16.67%) Apache
1 5 (16.67%) IIS
1 5 (16.67%) WebLogic
1 5 (16.67%) WebSphere
2 1 (3.33%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (3.33%) IaaS
1 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (3.33%) Office 365
1 1 (3.33%) PaaS
1 1 (3.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (50.00%) Firewall
2 8 (26.67%) DNS
3 7 (23.33%) Cisco Nexus
3 7 (23.33%) LAN
3 7 (23.33%) WAN
4 6 (20.00%) MPLS
4 6 (20.00%) TCP/IP
5 5 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
5 5 (16.67%) Ethernet
6 4 (13.33%) SAN
7 3 (10.00%) ADSL
7 3 (10.00%) BGP
7 3 (10.00%) DHCP
7 3 (10.00%) ICMP
7 3 (10.00%) IPsec
7 3 (10.00%) ISDN
7 3 (10.00%) OSPF
7 3 (10.00%) PSTN
7 3 (10.00%) SSL
7 3 (10.00%) X.25
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.33%) Power BI
General
1 8 (26.67%) Finance
2 3 (10.00%) Banking
3 2 (6.67%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (16.67%) .NET
2 3 (10.00%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 30 (100.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.67%) Replication
4 1 (3.33%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.33%) EMC VMAX
4 1 (3.33%) EMC VNX
4 1 (3.33%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 7 (23.33%) Windows
2 6 (20.00%) Linux
3 5 (16.67%) Unix
4 4 (13.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (6.67%) Windows Server
6 1 (3.33%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (26.67%) Load Balancing
2 7 (23.33%) Migration
3 5 (16.67%) High Availability
4 4 (13.33%) Change Management
4 4 (13.33%) Data Centre Operations
5 3 (10.00%) Time Management
6 2 (6.67%) Network Design
6 2 (6.67%) Performance Optimisation
6 2 (6.67%) Project Management
7 1 (3.33%) Asset Management
7 1 (3.33%) Break/Fix
7 1 (3.33%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (3.33%) Converged Infrastructure
7 1 (3.33%) Data Migration
7 1 (3.33%) Hardware Maintenance
7 1 (3.33%) Low Latency
7 1 (3.33%) Prototyping
7 1 (3.33%) Security Hardening
7 1 (3.33%) Statistics
7 1 (3.33%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 5 (16.67%) C
1 5 (16.67%) Java
1 5 (16.67%) Perl
1 5 (16.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (13.33%) CCNP
1 4 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (10.00%) CCIE
3 2 (6.67%) CCDE
3 2 (6.67%) CCDP
3 2 (6.67%) CCIP
3 2 (6.67%) MCSE
3 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (6.67%) Security Cleared
3 2 (6.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (3.33%) CCA
4 1 (3.33%) CCIE Data Center
4 1 (3.33%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (3.33%) Degree
4 1 (3.33%) DV Cleared
4 1 (3.33%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.33%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) QA
System Software
1 4 (13.33%) Active Directory
2 3 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (6.67%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (3.33%) Firmware
4 1 (3.33%) Hyper-V
4 1 (3.33%) NFS
4 1 (3.33%) vCloud
4 1 (3.33%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (3.33%) VMware Server
4 1 (3.33%) vSphere
4 1 (3.33%) XenApp
4 1 (3.33%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) EMC VPLEX
1 1 (3.33%) SCOM
1 1 (3.33%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 13 (43.33%) Cisco
2 9 (30.00%) VMware
3 5 (16.67%) Oracle
4 4 (13.33%) F5
4 4 (13.33%) Red Hat
5 3 (10.00%) Citrix
5 3 (10.00%) Fortinet
5 3 (10.00%) Juniper
5 3 (10.00%) Remedy
6 2 (6.67%) Arista
6 2 (6.67%) HP
7 1 (3.33%) Dell
7 1 (3.33%) EMC
7 1 (3.33%) Huawei
7 1 (3.33%) IBM
7 1 (3.33%) Microsoft
7 1 (3.33%) NetApp
London
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