The median contractor rate for a Data Centre Analyst was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 25 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Data Centre Analyst
UK
Rank 556 620 606
Rank change year-on-year +64 -14  
Contract jobs requiring a Data Centre Analyst 37 24 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.082% 0.045% 0.034%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.086% 0.047% 0.036%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 11 9
Median daily rate £325 £355 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.45% -11.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £293 £316
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £405
UK excluding London median daily rate £250 £336 £380
% change year-on-year -25.65% -11.51%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £20.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +42.85%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £20.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year - +42.85%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 42948 50649 50145
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.81% 95.19% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 27820 32762 30258
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1510 1586 1994
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

Data Centre Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Data Centre Analyst in the UK

Data Centre Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Data Centre Analyst in the UK

Data Centre Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Data Centre Analyst over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Data Centre Analyst in the UK

Data Centre Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Data Centre Analyst in the UK

Data Centre Analyst
Top 23 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Data Centre Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 25 March 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
England +45 31 £385 +21.25%
London +36 10 £519 +15.27%
West Midlands - 9 £225 -
Yorkshire +19 5 £385 -
Scotland +25 4 £250 -
North West +27 3 £325 +2.36%
Manchester - 3 £325 -
South East +19 2 - -
Cardiff +15 2 - -
South Wales +12 2 - -
Surrey +11 2 - -
North Yorkshire +6 2 £385 -
Wales +5 2 - -
Suffolk - 2 £385 -
Ipswich - 2 £385 -
Leeds - 2 £385 -
East of England - 2 £385 -
West Yorkshire - 2 £385 -
Atherstone - 1 - -
Coventry - 1 - -
Selby - 1 - -
York - 1 £385 -
Warwickshire - 1 - -

Data Centre Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, Data Centre Analyst 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 featuring Data Centre Analyst in the job title.

1 56 (100.00%) Data Centre
2 21 (37.50%) ITIL
3 18 (32.14%) VMware
4 15 (26.79%) Windows
5 14 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 14 (25.00%) Migration
6 11 (19.64%) NetApp
6 11 (19.64%) Linux
7 10 (17.86%) Data Centre Operations
7 10 (17.86%) Analytical Skills
8 9 (16.07%) MS Excel
8 9 (16.07%) Citrix
8 9 (16.07%) Active Directory
9 8 (14.29%) Business Analysis
9 8 (14.29%) Degree
9 8 (14.29%) Use Case
10 7 (12.50%) Service Management
10 7 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
10 7 (12.50%) MS Exchange
10 7 (12.50%) IBM
10 7 (12.50%) Unix
10 7 (12.50%) Security Patching
10 7 (12.50%) Capacity Planning
10 7 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
10 7 (12.50%) ITIL V3
10 7 (12.50%) XenApp
10 7 (12.50%) vSphere
11 6 (10.71%) SQL Server
11 6 (10.71%) CommVault
11 6 (10.71%) Firewall

Data Centre Analyst Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills 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 7 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
1 7 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 4 (7.14%) Apache
3 2 (3.57%) IIS
3 2 (3.57%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.79%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.79%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.79%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 9 (16.07%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.57%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (1.79%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.36%) G Suite
1 3 (5.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.57%) IaaS
3 1 (1.79%) Office 365
3 1 (1.79%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.71%) Firewall
2 4 (7.14%) SAN
3 3 (5.36%) LAN
3 3 (5.36%) WAN
4 2 (3.57%) SSL
5 1 (1.79%) Cisco Wireless
5 1 (1.79%) DNS
5 1 (1.79%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (1.79%) Wireless
5 1 (1.79%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.71%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.57%) MySQL
3 1 (1.79%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 1 (1.79%) JIRA
General
1 4 (7.14%) Finance
2 2 (3.57%) Banking
3 1 (1.79%) Games
3 1 (1.79%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.57%) COM
2 1 (1.79%) .NET
2 1 (1.79%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 56 (100.00%) Data Centre
2 10 (17.86%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.57%) EMC VNX
3 2 (3.57%) Private Cloud
4 1 (1.79%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.79%) Clustering
4 1 (1.79%) HP StoreVirtual
Operating Systems
1 15 (26.79%) Windows
2 11 (19.64%) Linux
3 7 (12.50%) Unix
4 5 (8.93%) Windows Server
5 2 (3.57%) AIX
5 2 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.79%) CentOS
6 1 (1.79%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (37.50%) ITIL
2 14 (25.00%) Migration
3 10 (17.86%) Data Centre Operations
4 8 (14.29%) Business Analysis
4 8 (14.29%) Use Case
5 7 (12.50%) Capacity Planning
5 7 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
5 7 (12.50%) ITIL V3
5 7 (12.50%) Security Patching
5 7 (12.50%) Service Management
6 5 (8.93%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (8.93%) SDLC
6 5 (8.93%) Waterfall
6 5 (8.93%) Workflow
6 5 (8.93%) Workflow Analysis
7 4 (7.14%) Incident Management
8 3 (5.36%) Data Mapping
8 3 (5.36%) Project Management
8 3 (5.36%) Software Testing
8 3 (5.36%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (7.14%) SQL
2 1 (1.79%) C
2 1 (1.79%) Java
2 1 (1.79%) Perl
2 1 (1.79%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (14.29%) Degree
2 4 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (3.57%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.57%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.79%) CCNA
4 1 (1.79%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.79%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.79%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.57%) QA
2 1 (1.79%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.79%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (16.07%) Active Directory
2 7 (12.50%) vSphere
2 7 (12.50%) XenApp
3 3 (5.36%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (3.57%) Hyper-V
4 2 (3.57%) Terminal Services
4 2 (3.57%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (3.57%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (1.79%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 18 (32.14%) VMware
2 14 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 11 (19.64%) NetApp
4 9 (16.07%) Citrix
5 7 (12.50%) IBM
6 6 (10.71%) CommVault
7 4 (7.14%) Cisco
8 3 (5.36%) Google
8 3 (5.36%) Oracle
9 2 (3.57%) Clearswift
9 2 (3.57%) Dell
9 2 (3.57%) EMC
9 2 (3.57%) HP
9 2 (3.57%) Kofax
9 2 (3.57%) PlateSpin
9 2 (3.57%) Veeam
10 1 (1.79%) Juniper
10 1 (1.79%) Remedy
10 1 (1.79%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (1.79%) SAP