Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Data Centre Architect was £513 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 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 Architect
UK
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 849 800 833
Rank change year-on-year -49 +33 -55
Contract jobs requiring a Data Centre Architect 26 96 59
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.026% 0.092% 0.051%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.027% 0.097% 0.054%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 65 26
UK median daily rate £513 £525 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.33% +10.53% -5.94%
10th Percentile £429 £419 £373
90th Percentile £738 £750 £666
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £490 £450
% change year-on-year -3.06% +8.89% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
UK median hourly rate - - £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £50.00

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 96141 99356 108750
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.76% 94.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 63392 64835 69190
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 +2.17% +4.41% +3.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2869 3292 4137
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.38 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

Data Centre Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Data Centre Architect in the UK

Data Centre Architect
Top 9 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 6 months to 19 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 -44 25 £513 -2.33% 2
UK excluding London -17 13 £475 -3.06% 1
London -57 9 £575 -4.17% 1
North of England +45 5 £525 +8.25% 1
South East -6 5 £413 -14.06%
Midlands +22 3 £475 -20.83%
North West +9 3 £413 -14.95% 1
West Midlands +26 2 £475 -20.83%
Yorkshire - 2 £553 -

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

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 26 (100.00%) Data Centre
2 10 (38.46%) Migration
3 9 (34.62%) VMware
4 8 (30.77%) Windows
5 7 (26.92%) Linux
6 6 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
7 5 (19.23%) Unix
7 5 (19.23%) Cisco
7 5 (19.23%) Microsoft Azure
8 4 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
8 4 (15.38%) Private Cloud
8 4 (15.38%) Microsoft
8 4 (15.38%) LAN
8 4 (15.38%) WAN
9 3 (11.54%) Active Directory
9 3 (11.54%) SAN
9 3 (11.54%) Finance
10 2 (7.69%) vSphere
10 2 (7.69%) PaaS
10 2 (7.69%) Security Architecture
10 2 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
10 2 (7.69%) SC Cleared
10 2 (7.69%) Security Cleared
10 2 (7.69%) vCloud
10 2 (7.69%) DevOps
10 2 (7.69%) Windows Server
10 2 (7.69%) SOA
10 2 (7.69%) Network Design
10 2 (7.69%) NetApp
10 2 (7.69%) Citrix

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 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (3.85%) MS Exchange
1 1 (3.85%) WebLogic
1 1 (3.85%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (7.69%) MS Visio
2 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (19.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (7.69%) PaaS
4 1 (3.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (15.38%) LAN
1 4 (15.38%) WAN
2 3 (11.54%) SAN
3 1 (3.85%) DHCP
3 1 (3.85%) DNS
3 1 (3.85%) Firewall
3 1 (3.85%) MPLS
3 1 (3.85%) NAS
3 1 (3.85%) VSAN
3 1 (3.85%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Git (software)
1 1 (3.85%) Jenkins
General
1 3 (11.54%) Finance
2 1 (3.85%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 26 (100.00%) Data Centre
2 4 (15.38%) Private Cloud
3 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.85%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 8 (30.77%) Windows
2 7 (26.92%) Linux
3 5 (19.23%) Unix
4 2 (7.69%) Windows Server
5 1 (3.85%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (38.46%) Migration
2 2 (7.69%) DevOps
2 2 (7.69%) Network Design
2 2 (7.69%) Security Architecture
2 2 (7.69%) SOA
2 2 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (3.85%) Coaching
3 1 (3.85%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (3.85%) Data Migration
3 1 (3.85%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (3.85%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (3.85%) Presales
3 1 (3.85%) Project Management
3 1 (3.85%) Service Design
3 1 (3.85%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (3.85%) TOGAF
3 1 (3.85%) Translating Business Requirements
3 1 (3.85%) Virtual Infrastructure
3 1 (3.85%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.85%) PowerShell
1 1 (3.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (7.69%) SC Cleared
1 2 (7.69%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.85%) CCIE
2 1 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (3.85%) JNCIE
System Software
1 6 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (11.54%) Active Directory
3 2 (7.69%) vCloud
3 2 (7.69%) vSphere
4 1 (3.85%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (3.85%) XenDesktop
4 1 (3.85%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) NetBackup
1 1 (3.85%) SCCM
1 1 (3.85%) SCOM
1 1 (3.85%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 9 (34.62%) VMware
2 5 (19.23%) Cisco
3 4 (15.38%) Microsoft
4 2 (7.69%) Citrix
4 2 (7.69%) EMC
4 2 (7.69%) IBM
4 2 (7.69%) NetApp
4 2 (7.69%) Oracle
4 2 (7.69%) SAP
5 1 (3.85%) Brocade
5 1 (3.85%) Dell
5 1 (3.85%) HP
5 1 (3.85%) Intel
5 1 (3.85%) Juniper
5 1 (3.85%) Palo Alto
5 1 (3.85%) Sun
5 1 (3.85%) Symantec