The median contractor rate for a Data Centre Architect was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 24 June 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 Architect
UK
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 577 584 618
Rank change year-on-year +7 +34  
Contract jobs requiring a Data Centre Architect 24 60 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.052% 0.11% 0.050%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.055% 0.12% 0.053%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 32 13
Median daily rate £525 £475 £520
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.52% -8.65%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £416 £405
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £598 £620
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £475 £513
% change year-on-year +5.26% -7.31%  
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 43829 51011 53185
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.75% 94.87% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28353 33254 33375
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1353 1511 2053
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

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 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Data Centre Architect.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Data Centre Architect in the UK

Data Centre Architect
Top 11 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 June 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 +17 23 £525 +10.52% 4
London +4 13 £600 +26.31% 2
North West +14 6 £513 +7.89%
Lancashire - 4 £500 -
Preston - 3 £500 -
West Midlands - 2 £463 -
City of London - 2 £538 - 1
Manchester +6 1 £525 +8.24%
Birmingham - 1 £475 -
Yorkshire - 1 £513 - 1
Midlands - 1 - -

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

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 60 (100.00%) Data Centre
2 26 (43.33%) Migration
3 20 (33.33%) VMware
4 19 (31.67%) Cisco
5 14 (23.33%) Windows
6 13 (21.67%) Finance
7 12 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 12 (20.00%) Linux
7 12 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
8 11 (18.33%) WAN
9 10 (16.67%) LAN
9 10 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
10 8 (13.33%) SAN
10 8 (13.33%) MPLS
10 8 (13.33%) SC Cleared
10 8 (13.33%) Security Cleared
11 7 (11.67%) EMC
11 7 (11.67%) Microsoft
11 7 (11.67%) Unix
12 6 (10.00%) Oracle
12 6 (10.00%) IBM
12 6 (10.00%) Juniper
12 6 (10.00%) Banking
12 6 (10.00%) Network Design
12 6 (10.00%) Firewall
13 5 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
13 5 (8.33%) Telecoms
13 5 (8.33%) JNCIE
13 5 (8.33%) Citrix
13 5 (8.33%) Cisco Certification

Data Centre Architect 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.67%) Apache
1 1 (1.67%) JBoss
Applications
1 2 (3.33%) MS Visio
1 2 (3.33%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.67%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 12 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (8.33%) IaaS
3 5 (8.33%) PaaS
4 4 (6.67%) SaaS
5 1 (1.67%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (18.33%) WAN
2 10 (16.67%) LAN
3 8 (13.33%) MPLS
3 8 (13.33%) SAN
4 6 (10.00%) Firewall
5 5 (8.33%) DNS
5 5 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (6.67%) Cisco Nexus
6 4 (6.67%) DHCP
7 2 (3.33%) BGP
7 2 (3.33%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (3.33%) DWDM
7 2 (3.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 2 (3.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 1 (1.67%) Fibre Channel
8 1 (1.67%) IPsec
8 1 (1.67%) NAS
8 1 (1.67%) Network Security
8 1 (1.67%) VLAN
8 1 (1.67%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.33%) Oracle Exadata
3 1 (1.67%) Data Warehouse
General
1 13 (21.67%) Finance
2 6 (10.00%) Banking
3 5 (8.33%) Telecoms
4 3 (5.00%) Investment Banking
4 3 (5.00%) Retail
5 2 (3.33%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.67%) Electronics
Miscellaneous
1 60 (100.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.00%) Hybrid Cloud
2 3 (5.00%) Private Cloud
3 2 (3.33%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.33%) HP Storage
4 1 (1.67%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (1.67%) EMC VMAX
4 1 (1.67%) EMC VNX
4 1 (1.67%) iSeries
4 1 (1.67%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 14 (23.33%) Windows
2 12 (20.00%) Linux
3 7 (11.67%) Unix
4 5 (8.33%) Windows Server
5 4 (6.67%) AIX
5 4 (6.67%) HPUX
6 3 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (5.00%) Solaris
7 2 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.67%) Windows 10
8 1 (1.67%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.67%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (43.33%) Migration
2 6 (10.00%) Network Design
3 5 (8.33%) ITIL
3 5 (8.33%) Service Management
3 5 (8.33%) Translating Business Requirements
4 4 (6.67%) High Availability
5 3 (5.00%) Change Management
5 3 (5.00%) Data Migration
5 3 (5.00%) DevOps
5 3 (5.00%) Network Architecture
5 3 (5.00%) Service Design
5 3 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (5.00%) TOGAF
5 3 (5.00%) Validation
6 2 (3.33%) Adaptive Security
6 2 (3.33%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (3.33%) Converged Infrastructure
6 2 (3.33%) Infrastructure Transformation
6 2 (3.33%) Presales
6 2 (3.33%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.33%) SQL
2 1 (1.67%) C
2 1 (1.67%) Lisp
2 1 (1.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (13.33%) SC Cleared
1 8 (13.33%) Security Cleared
2 5 (8.33%) CCIE
2 5 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (8.33%) JNCIE
3 2 (3.33%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (3.33%) Degree
4 1 (1.67%) VCAP
4 1 (1.67%) VCDX
4 1 (1.67%) VCP6
4 1 (1.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.67%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.67%) PA-DSS
2 1 (1.67%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.67%) PMO
2 1 (1.67%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (8.33%) Active Directory
2 5 (8.33%) vCloud
3 2 (3.33%) Hyper-V
3 2 (3.33%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (3.33%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (3.33%) vSphere
4 1 (1.67%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 2 (3.33%) EMC VPLEX
1 2 (3.33%) Forum Sentry
1 2 (3.33%) SCOM
1 2 (3.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (1.67%) BladeLogic
2 1 (1.67%) Nagios
2 1 (1.67%) SCCM
2 1 (1.67%) vCenter Server
2 1 (1.67%) vRealize
Vendors
1 20 (33.33%) VMware
2 19 (31.67%) Cisco
3 7 (11.67%) EMC
3 7 (11.67%) Microsoft
4 6 (10.00%) IBM
4 6 (10.00%) Juniper
4 6 (10.00%) Oracle
5 5 (8.33%) CheckPoint
5 5 (8.33%) Citrix
5 5 (8.33%) HP
5 5 (8.33%) Palo Alto
6 4 (6.67%) F5
6 4 (6.67%) Red Hat
7 3 (5.00%) 3PAR
8 2 (3.33%) Dell
8 2 (3.33%) NetApp
9 1 (1.67%) Gemalto
9 1 (1.67%) SAP
9 1 (1.67%) Splunk
9 1 (1.67%) Sun
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