The median contractor rate for a Data Centre Architect was £488 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Data Centre Architect
UK
Rank 560 588 576
Rank change year-on-year +28 -12  
Contract jobs requiring a Data Centre Architect 36 54 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.079% 0.10% 0.086%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.084% 0.11% 0.090%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 34 22
Median daily rate £488 £513 £543
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.87% -5.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £427 £333
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £463 £575
% change year-on-year +5.40% -19.56%  
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. 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 42950 50452 49894
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.82% 95.19% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 27813 32635 30138
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 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1510 1582 1977
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +7.14%  
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 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

Data Centre Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Data Centre Architect in the UK

Data Centre Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Data Centre Architect in the UK

Data Centre Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Data Centre Architect over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Data Centre Architect in the UK

Data Centre Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Data Centre Architect in the UK

Data Centre Architect
Top 25 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 Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 24 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 +21 36 £488 -7.14% 2
London +16 15 £550 - 2
South East +27 10 £450 +3.92%
North West +24 4 £515 -4.18%
Berkshire +24 4 £379 -
West Midlands +10 4 £481 -
Hampshire +10 3 £450 -
City of London +7 3 £481 -19.79%
Preston - 3 £530 -
Lancashire - 3 £530 -
South West - 2 £488 -
Coventry - 2 £481 -
Southampton - 2 £450 -
Reading +20 1 £438 -
Manchester +6 1 £488 +5.40%
Newbury +1 1 £320 -
Atherstone -1 1 - -
Warwickshire -3 1 - -
Westminster - 1 £425 -
Yorkshire - 1 £325 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £325 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £500 -
Milton Keynes - 1 £500 -
Birmingham - 1 - -
Bingley - 1 £325 -

Data Centre Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, Data Centre Architect 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 Architect in the job title.

1 72 (100.00%) Data Centre
2 38 (52.78%) Migration
3 24 (33.33%) VMware
4 23 (31.94%) Windows
5 19 (26.39%) Finance
6 16 (22.22%) Banking
7 15 (20.83%) VMware Infrastructure
7 15 (20.83%) Cisco
8 14 (19.44%) SAN
9 12 (16.67%) Unix
9 12 (16.67%) Linux
10 11 (15.28%) Firewall
11 9 (12.50%) IBM
11 9 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
12 8 (11.11%) Cisco Nexus
12 8 (11.11%) Windows Server
13 7 (9.72%) Telecoms
13 7 (9.72%) Microsoft
13 7 (9.72%) SOA
13 7 (9.72%) LAN
13 7 (9.72%) .NET
13 7 (9.72%) EMC
13 7 (9.72%) Project Management
13 7 (9.72%) Mainframe
13 7 (9.72%) Amazon AWS
13 7 (9.72%) Security Cleared
14 6 (8.33%) Network Architecture
14 6 (8.33%) IaaS
14 6 (8.33%) Network Management
14 6 (8.33%) CheckPoint

Data Centre Architect 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 2 (2.78%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.39%) Apache
2 1 (1.39%) JBoss
2 1 (1.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (1.39%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (4.17%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.39%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.39%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 9 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (9.72%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (8.33%) IaaS
4 4 (5.56%) SaaS
5 3 (4.17%) Office 365
6 2 (2.78%) PaaS
7 1 (1.39%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 14 (19.44%) SAN
2 11 (15.28%) Firewall
3 8 (11.11%) Cisco Nexus
4 7 (9.72%) LAN
5 6 (8.33%) DNS
5 6 (8.33%) WAN
6 4 (5.56%) MPLS
7 3 (4.17%) BGP
7 3 (4.17%) DHCP
7 3 (4.17%) IPsec
7 3 (4.17%) OSPF
7 3 (4.17%) VPN
8 2 (2.78%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (2.78%) DWDM
8 2 (2.78%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 2 (2.78%) FabricPath
8 2 (2.78%) IPv4
8 2 (2.78%) IPv6
8 2 (2.78%) TRILL
8 2 (2.78%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.78%) Oracle Exadata
1 2 (2.78%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.39%) Big Data
General
1 19 (26.39%) Finance
2 16 (22.22%) Banking
3 7 (9.72%) Telecoms
4 4 (5.56%) Retail
5 3 (4.17%) Investment Banking
6 2 (2.78%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.39%) Advertising
7 1 (1.39%) Back Office
7 1 (1.39%) Electronics
7 1 (1.39%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.72%) .NET
2 6 (8.33%) J2EE
3 1 (1.39%) HTML
3 1 (1.39%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 72 (100.00%) Data Centre
2 7 (9.72%) Mainframe
3 4 (5.56%) Hybrid Cloud
3 4 (5.56%) Private Cloud
4 3 (4.17%) Enterprise Cloud
4 3 (4.17%) Replication
5 2 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.78%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.78%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 2 (2.78%) HP Storage
5 2 (2.78%) iSeries
5 2 (2.78%) NHS
6 1 (1.39%) EMC VMAX
6 1 (1.39%) EMC VNX
6 1 (1.39%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 23 (31.94%) Windows
2 12 (16.67%) Linux
2 12 (16.67%) Unix
3 8 (11.11%) Windows Server
4 3 (4.17%) AIX
4 3 (4.17%) HPUX
4 3 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (2.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (2.78%) Solaris
5 2 (2.78%) Windows 10
5 2 (2.78%) Windows 8
5 2 (2.78%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.39%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (52.78%) Migration
2 7 (9.72%) Project Management
2 7 (9.72%) SOA
3 6 (8.33%) EAI
3 6 (8.33%) ITIL
3 6 (8.33%) Network Architecture
3 6 (8.33%) Network Design
3 6 (8.33%) Network Management
3 6 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (8.33%) Workflow
4 5 (6.94%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (5.56%) Change Management
5 4 (5.56%) Data Modelling
5 4 (5.56%) DevOps
5 4 (5.56%) Enterprise Architecture
5 4 (5.56%) High Availability
5 4 (5.56%) Service Management
5 4 (5.56%) TOGAF
6 3 (4.17%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (4.17%) Converged Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.78%) Lisp
1 2 (2.78%) SQL
2 1 (1.39%) C
2 1 (1.39%) C#
2 1 (1.39%) C++
2 1 (1.39%) Java
2 1 (1.39%) Perl
2 1 (1.39%) PHP
Qualifications
1 7 (9.72%) Security Cleared
2 6 (8.33%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.78%) CCIE
3 2 (2.78%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (2.78%) Degree
3 2 (2.78%) VCAP
3 2 (2.78%) VCDX
3 2 (2.78%) VCP6
3 2 (2.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (1.39%) CCDP
4 1 (1.39%) CCNP
4 1 (1.39%) MCSA
4 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.39%) COBIT
2 1 (1.39%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.39%) PA-DSS
2 1 (1.39%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.39%) PMO
2 1 (1.39%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (20.83%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (6.94%) vSphere
3 4 (5.56%) Active Directory
4 3 (4.17%) Hyper-V
4 3 (4.17%) vCloud
5 2 (2.78%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (2.78%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.39%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 2 (2.78%) EMC VPLEX
1 2 (2.78%) Forum Sentry
1 2 (2.78%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (1.39%) BladeLogic
2 1 (1.39%) FortiGate
2 1 (1.39%) Nagios
2 1 (1.39%) SCCM
2 1 (1.39%) SCOM
2 1 (1.39%) vRealize
Vendors
1 24 (33.33%) VMware
2 15 (20.83%) Cisco
3 9 (12.50%) IBM
4 7 (9.72%) EMC
4 7 (9.72%) Microsoft
5 6 (8.33%) CheckPoint
5 6 (8.33%) Oracle
6 5 (6.94%) Citrix
6 5 (6.94%) F5
6 5 (6.94%) HP
7 3 (4.17%) Red Hat
7 3 (4.17%) Zerto
8 2 (2.78%) 3PAR
8 2 (2.78%) Dell
8 2 (2.78%) Juniper
8 2 (2.78%) NetApp
9 1 (1.39%) Gemalto
9 1 (1.39%) Kaspersky
9 1 (1.39%) SolarWinds
9 1 (1.39%) Splunk
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