The median contractor rate for a Data Centre Engineer was £340 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 Engineer
UK
Rank 549 584 589
Rank change year-on-year +35 +5  
Contract jobs requiring a Data Centre Engineer 47 58 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.10% 0.11% 0.061%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.11% 0.064%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 45 19
Median daily rate £340 £394 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.59% +25.92%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £156 £182 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £383 £400 £260
% change year-on-year -4.37% +53.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £23.75 £30.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.83% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.75 £30.00 -
% change year-on-year -20.83% -  

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 Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Data Centre Engineer in the UK

Data Centre Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Data Centre Engineer in the UK

Data Centre Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for Data Centre Engineer in the UK

Data Centre Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Data Centre Engineer in the UK

Data Centre Engineer
Top 30 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 Engineer 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 +14 38 £313 -20.58% 10
London +23 13 £325 -16.12% 3
South East +16 10 £370 -7.50% 1
East Midlands -6 7 £165 -31.25% 2
Leicestershire -8 7 £165 -31.25% 2
Renfrewshire - 7 £410 -
Erskine - 7 £410 -
Scotland - 7 £410 -
Leicester -10 6 £170 -29.16% 1
Surrey +12 4 £300 +17.07%
Hampshire 0 4 £450 +12.50%
Woking - 4 £300 -
City of London +3 3 £175 -56.25%
East of England -2 3 £425 -
North West +29 2 £175 -39.91% 3
Hertfordshire +2 2 - -
Cardiff - 2 - -
Watford - 2 - -
Southampton - 2 £450 -
South Wales - 2 - -
Oxfordshire - 2 £325 -
Wales - 2 - -
West Midlands - 2 £300 - 1
Farnborough - 2 £340 -
Manchester +9 1 £175 +2.94% 3
South West -2 1 £375 +25.00%
Wiltshire - 1 £375 -
Warwickshire - 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £425 -

Data Centre Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

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

1 92 (100.00%) Data Centre
2 38 (41.30%) Cisco
3 21 (22.83%) HP
4 19 (20.65%) Microsoft
4 19 (20.65%) Windows
4 19 (20.65%) Firewall
5 18 (19.57%) VMware
6 16 (17.39%) Cisco Nexus
6 16 (17.39%) Linux
7 15 (16.30%) Migration
8 13 (14.13%) MS Excel
8 13 (14.13%) SAN
9 12 (13.04%) Security Cleared
9 12 (13.04%) Time Management
10 11 (11.96%) F5
10 11 (11.96%) IBM
10 11 (11.96%) ITIL
10 11 (11.96%) Remedy
10 11 (11.96%) Finance
11 10 (10.87%) Juniper
11 10 (10.87%) Structured Cabling
11 10 (10.87%) SC Cleared
12 9 (9.78%) VMware Infrastructure
12 9 (9.78%) High Availability
12 9 (9.78%) Cisco Certification
12 9 (9.78%) LAN
12 9 (9.78%) WAN
13 8 (8.70%) Firmware
13 8 (8.70%) Dell
13 8 (8.70%) Cisco ASA

Data Centre Engineer 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 3 (3.26%) Apache
1 3 (3.26%) IIS
2 2 (2.17%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.17%) WebLogic
2 2 (2.17%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.09%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.09%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 13 (14.13%) MS Excel
2 6 (6.52%) MS Office
3 3 (3.26%) MS Visio
4 2 (2.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.09%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.35%) IaaS
2 2 (2.17%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.09%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.09%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (20.65%) Firewall
2 16 (17.39%) Cisco Nexus
3 13 (14.13%) SAN
4 10 (10.87%) Structured Cabling
5 9 (9.78%) LAN
5 9 (9.78%) WAN
6 8 (8.70%) Cisco ASA
7 7 (7.61%) NetScaler
7 7 (7.61%) Network Security
8 6 (6.52%) BGP
8 6 (6.52%) Cisco IOS
8 6 (6.52%) OSPF
9 5 (5.43%) Fibre Channel
9 5 (5.43%) Junos
9 5 (5.43%) NX-OS
9 5 (5.43%) SNMP
10 4 (4.35%) DNS
10 4 (4.35%) iSCSI
10 4 (4.35%) MPLS
10 4 (4.35%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.09%) Big Data
1 1 (1.09%) RDBMS
1 1 (1.09%) Relational Database
1 1 (1.09%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.09%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 11 (11.96%) Finance
2 6 (6.52%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.26%) Banking
4 2 (2.17%) Electronics
4 2 (2.17%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.17%) .NET
2 1 (1.09%) JSON
2 1 (1.09%) REST
2 1 (1.09%) SOAP
2 1 (1.09%) XML
2 1 (1.09%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 92 (100.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (3.26%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.26%) Computer Science
2 3 (3.26%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 2 (2.17%) CMDB
3 2 (2.17%) Enterprise Storage
3 2 (2.17%) NHS
3 2 (2.17%) Private Cloud
3 2 (2.17%) Replication
4 1 (1.09%) Clustering
4 1 (1.09%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.09%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.09%) EMC VMAX
4 1 (1.09%) EMC VNX
4 1 (1.09%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (1.09%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 19 (20.65%) Windows
2 16 (17.39%) Linux
3 7 (7.61%) Windows Server
4 4 (4.35%) Unix
4 4 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (3.26%) CentOS
5 3 (3.26%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (2.17%) AIX
6 2 (2.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.09%) SUSE
7 1 (1.09%) Ubuntu
7 1 (1.09%) Windows 10
7 1 (1.09%) Windows 2000
7 1 (1.09%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.09%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (16.30%) Migration
2 12 (13.04%) Time Management
3 11 (11.96%) ITIL
4 9 (9.78%) High Availability
5 7 (7.61%) Load Balancing
6 6 (6.52%) Customer Requirements
7 5 (5.43%) Change Management
7 5 (5.43%) Converged Infrastructure
7 5 (5.43%) Problem Management
7 5 (5.43%) Quality Management
7 5 (5.43%) Service Management
8 4 (4.35%) Change Control
8 4 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (4.35%) QMS
9 3 (3.26%) Capacity Management
9 3 (3.26%) Fault Management
9 3 (3.26%) ITSM
9 3 (3.26%) Kalman Filter
9 3 (3.26%) Project Management
9 3 (3.26%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 4 (4.35%) Java
1 4 (4.35%) PowerShell
2 3 (3.26%) C
2 3 (3.26%) Perl
3 2 (2.17%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.09%) PHP
4 1 (1.09%) Python
4 1 (1.09%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.09%) SQL
4 1 (1.09%) XPath
Qualifications
1 12 (13.04%) Security Cleared
2 10 (10.87%) SC Cleared
3 9 (9.78%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (7.61%) Degree
4 7 (7.61%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (6.52%) CCNP
6 5 (5.43%) JNCIA
6 5 (5.43%) JNCIS
6 5 (5.43%) MCSE
7 4 (4.35%) CCNA
8 3 (3.26%) CISSP
8 3 (3.26%) JNCIP
8 3 (3.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (2.17%) BICSI Certification
9 2 (2.17%) CCIE
9 2 (2.17%) JNCIE
9 2 (2.17%) LPIC
9 2 (2.17%) MCSA
9 2 (2.17%) RHCE
10 1 (1.09%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.35%) PCI DSS
2 3 (3.26%) HIPAA
2 3 (3.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (9.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (8.70%) Firmware
3 7 (7.61%) Active Directory
4 6 (6.52%) Hyper-V
5 4 (4.35%) NFS
5 4 (4.35%) vSphere
6 2 (2.17%) VMware ESX
7 1 (1.09%) DFS Replication
7 1 (1.09%) KVM
7 1 (1.09%) vCloud
7 1 (1.09%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (1.09%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (1.09%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.09%) VMware Server
7 1 (1.09%) XenApp
7 1 (1.09%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (1.09%) Ansible
1 1 (1.09%) EMC VPLEX
1 1 (1.09%) HP Data Protector
1 1 (1.09%) Microsoft Clustering
1 1 (1.09%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (1.09%) Puppet
1 1 (1.09%) Salt
1 1 (1.09%) SCCM
1 1 (1.09%) vMotion
Vendors
1 38 (41.30%) Cisco
2 21 (22.83%) HP
3 19 (20.65%) Microsoft
4 18 (19.57%) VMware
5 11 (11.96%) F5
5 11 (11.96%) IBM
5 11 (11.96%) Remedy
6 10 (10.87%) Juniper
7 8 (8.70%) Dell
8 5 (5.43%) Brocade
8 5 (5.43%) CheckPoint
8 5 (5.43%) Citrix
8 5 (5.43%) EMC
8 5 (5.43%) Huawei
8 5 (5.43%) Red Hat
9 4 (4.35%) Palo Alto
10 3 (3.26%) Blue Coat
10 3 (3.26%) Intel Security
10 3 (3.26%) NetApp
10 3 (3.26%) SolarWinds
Leicestershire
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £120 - £145 per day + Overtime, On-Call Allowance
Posted: 14 days ago
Leicester
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £150 - £200 per day + Overtime & Training & On-Call Allowance
Posted: 16 days ago
Manchester
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £150 - £200 per day + Overtime & Training & On-Call Allowance
Posted: 24 days ago