The median contractor rate for a Data Centre Specialist was £625 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 24 April 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 Specialist
England / London
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 395 428 419
Rank change year-on-year +33 -9  
Contract jobs requiring a Data Centre Specialist 5 8 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.025% 0.035% 0.040%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.026% 0.036% 0.042%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 7
Median daily rate £625 - £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £446 £365 £210
% change year-on-year +22.26% +73.80%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 19083 22003 21492
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.67% 94.98% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 13596 15907 14752
Median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +2.77%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 247 255 384
Median hourly rate £20.50 £17.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.14% -7.89%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £16.60
% change year-on-year -5.40% +11.44%  

Data Centre Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

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
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 Specialist within the London region over the 3 months to 24 April 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 - 1 - -
Data Centre Specialist
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 2017, Data Centre Specialist 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 Specialist in the job title.

1 8 (100.00%) Migration
1 8 (100.00%) Data Centre
2 6 (75.00%) Firewall
3 5 (62.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 5 (62.50%) Shell Script
3 5 (62.50%) Project Management
3 5 (62.50%) Java
3 5 (62.50%) Unix
3 5 (62.50%) Python
3 5 (62.50%) Bash Shell
3 5 (62.50%) Confluence
3 5 (62.50%) Change Management
3 5 (62.50%) JIRA
3 5 (62.50%) FIX Protocol
4 2 (25.00%) Banking
4 2 (25.00%) Degree
4 2 (25.00%) Apache
4 2 (25.00%) Tomcat
4 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
4 2 (25.00%) DNS
5 1 (12.50%) Murex
5 1 (12.50%) Finance
5 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
5 1 (12.50%) LAN
5 1 (12.50%) WAN
5 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (12.50%) Asset Management
5 1 (12.50%) Network Design
5 1 (12.50%) Hedge funds
5 1 (12.50%) Network 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:

Application Platforms
1 5 (62.50%) Confluence
2 2 (25.00%) Apache
2 2 (25.00%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 6 (75.00%) Firewall
2 2 (25.00%) DNS
2 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (12.50%) LAN
3 1 (12.50%) WAN
Development Applications
1 5 (62.50%) JIRA
General
1 2 (25.00%) Banking
2 1 (12.50%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (62.50%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 8 (100.00%) Data Centre
2 5 (62.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (12.50%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 5 (62.50%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) Migration
2 5 (62.50%) Change Management
2 5 (62.50%) Project Management
3 1 (12.50%) Asset Management
3 1 (12.50%) Data Migration
3 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
3 1 (12.50%) Network Design
3 1 (12.50%) Network Management
3 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) Bash Shell
1 5 (62.50%) Java
1 5 (62.50%) Python
1 5 (62.50%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Murex