Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Data Centre Analyst was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 November 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 Analyst
UK
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 843 873 864
Rank change year-on-year +30 -9 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Data Centre Analyst 41 26 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.040% 0.025% 0.035%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.042% 0.026% 0.037%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 15 23
UK median daily rate £375 £350 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +40.00% -28.57%
10th Percentile £267 £131 £120
90th Percentile £438 £423 £415
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £316 £300
% change year-on-year +18.58% +5.42% -10.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 3
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.23% -38.00% +19.05%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £13.00
% change year-on-year +3.23% +19.23% -38.10%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 97824 99914 107019
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.76% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 64542 65150 68083
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £392 £375
% change year-on-year +2.04% +4.53% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2932 3310 4089
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.88% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.77
% change year-on-year - -1.52% +9.96%

Data Centre Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 22 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Data Centre Analyst.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Data Centre Analyst in the UK

Data Centre Analyst
Top 12 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 6 months to 22 November 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
England +31 41 £375 +7.14%
UK excluding London +49 38 £375 +18.58%
North of England +78 15 £375 +76.47%
Yorkshire +32 12 £375 +18.58%
Midlands +28 8 £293 -23.53%
South East +14 8 £425 -
South West +13 8 £425 -
West Midlands +30 7 £293 -23.53%
East of England -10 4 £433 +73.00%
North West +11 3 £350 +180.00%
London -34 3 £400 +2.56%
East Midlands - 1 - -

Data Centre Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 41 (100.00%) Data Centre
2 17 (41.46%) Migration
3 15 (36.59%) VMware
4 13 (31.71%) Data Centre Operations
5 9 (21.95%) Service Delivery
5 9 (21.95%) Windows
6 8 (19.51%) vSphere
6 8 (19.51%) Incident Management
6 8 (19.51%) Linux
6 8 (19.51%) ITIL
7 7 (17.07%) Systems Analysis
7 7 (17.07%) SAN
8 6 (14.63%) NetApp
8 6 (14.63%) RHCE
8 6 (14.63%) Dell
8 6 (14.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 6 (14.63%) Statistics
8 6 (14.63%) VMware Infrastructure
8 6 (14.63%) Network Management
8 6 (14.63%) High Availability
9 5 (12.20%) WAN
10 4 (9.76%) MCSE
10 4 (9.76%) Client/Server
10 4 (9.76%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (9.76%) Disaster Recovery
10 4 (9.76%) Finance
10 4 (9.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (9.76%) Analytical Skills
10 4 (9.76%) Windows Server
11 3 (7.32%) Translating Business Requirements

Data Centre Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring 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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (4.88%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (17.07%) SAN
2 5 (12.20%) WAN
3 2 (4.88%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (4.88%) MPLS
4 1 (2.44%) Firewall
General
1 4 (9.76%) Finance
2 3 (7.32%) Banking
3 2 (4.88%) Aerospace
Miscellaneous
1 41 (100.00%) Data Centre
2 4 (9.76%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (9.76%) Client/Server
3 2 (4.88%) EMC VNX
4 1 (2.44%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.44%) Private Cloud
4 1 (2.44%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 9 (21.95%) Windows
2 8 (19.51%) Linux
3 4 (9.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (9.76%) Windows Server
4 2 (4.88%) Unix
5 1 (2.44%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (41.46%) Migration
2 13 (31.71%) Data Centre Operations
3 9 (21.95%) Service Delivery
4 8 (19.51%) Incident Management
4 8 (19.51%) ITIL
5 7 (17.07%) Systems Analysis
6 6 (14.63%) High Availability
6 6 (14.63%) Network Management
6 6 (14.63%) Statistics
7 4 (9.76%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (7.32%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (7.32%) Business Analysis
8 3 (7.32%) Capacity Management
8 3 (7.32%) ITSM
8 3 (7.32%) Service Management
8 3 (7.32%) Translating Business Requirements
9 2 (4.88%) Analytical Thinking
9 2 (4.88%) Break/Fix
9 2 (4.88%) Change Management
9 2 (4.88%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.32%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (14.63%) RHCE
1 6 (14.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 4 (9.76%) MCSE
2 4 (9.76%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (4.88%) ISEB
3 2 (4.88%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (2.44%) Degree
4 1 (2.44%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.44%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.88%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (19.51%) vSphere
2 6 (14.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (7.32%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (4.88%) EMC NetWorker
1 2 (4.88%) vRealize
2 1 (2.44%) PowerCLI
2 1 (2.44%) SCCM
Vendors
1 15 (36.59%) VMware
2 6 (14.63%) Dell
2 6 (14.63%) NetApp
3 2 (4.88%) Cisco
3 2 (4.88%) Citrix
3 2 (4.88%) EMC
3 2 (4.88%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.44%) Bloomberg
4 1 (2.44%) Oracle
4 1 (2.44%) Reuters
4 1 (2.44%) SAP