Period
to 23 April 2018

The median contractor rate for a Data Centre Specialist was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 23 April 2018.

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 Specialist
England > London
6 months to
23 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 630 573 583
Rank change year-on-year -57 +10 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Data Centre Specialist 5 8 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.011% 0.020% 0.030%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.011% 0.021% 0.031%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 5
London median daily rate £375 £625 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -40.00% +25.00% +16.96%
10th Percentile £313 £410 £408
90th Percentile £521 £725 £563
England median daily rate £300 £449 £460
% change year-on-year -33.15% -2.45% +11.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - -

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 43,697 38,132 41,867
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.77% 95.04% 95.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,571 27,202 29,903
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +3.45%
10th Percentile £308 £305 £281
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 688 503 576
London median hourly rate £21.50 £22.50 £19.42
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.44% +15.86% +7.89%
10th Percentile £12.49 £12.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.25 £48.92
England median hourly rate £18.70 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -1.58% - +11.76%

Data Centre Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Data Centre Specialist in London

Data Centre Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Data Centre Specialist in London

Data Centre Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Data Centre Specialist in London over the 6 months to 23 April 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Data Centre Specialist in London

Data Centre Specialist Skill Set
Top 12 Co-occurring IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 April 2018, Data Centre Specialist contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the London region featuring Data Centre Specialist in the job title.

1 5 (100.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (40.00%) Data Centre Operations
2 2 (40.00%) ISAE 3402
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) Configuration Management
2 2 (40.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (40.00%) Finance
2 2 (40.00%) Asset Management
2 2 (40.00%) CMDB
3 1 (20.00%) IaaS
3 1 (20.00%) Migration
3 1 (20.00%) Project Management

Data Centre Specialist 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) IaaS
General
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 5 (100.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (40.00%) CMDB
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Asset Management
1 2 (40.00%) Configuration Management
1 2 (40.00%) Data Centre Operations
2 1 (20.00%) Migration
2 1 (20.00%) Project Management
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) ISAE 3402
1 2 (40.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft