Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Data Centre Engineer was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 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 Engineer
UK
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 758 796 773
Rank change year-on-year +38 -23 +18
Contract jobs requiring a Data Centre Engineer 119 85 115
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.081% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.086% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 46 75
UK median daily rate £325 £338 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.70% -3.57% +11.11%
10th Percentile £162 £173 £200
90th Percentile £455 £444 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £325 £305
% change year-on-year +15.38% +6.56% +1.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 14 6
UK median hourly rate £16.75 £23.25 £21.39
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.96% +8.70% -35.18%
10th Percentile £12.53 £14.70 £11.71
90th Percentile £44.25 £25.53 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £24.50 £21.39
% change year-on-year -28.57% +14.54% -11.32%

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 97749 99240 107788
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.76% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 64477 64699 68564
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 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2920 3284 4118
UK median hourly rate £18.69 £18.03 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +0.17% +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 £17.50

Data Centre Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 21 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Data Centre Engineer.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Data Centre Engineer in the UK

Data Centre Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Data Centre Engineer over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Data Centre Engineer in the UK

Data Centre Engineer
Top 14 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 6 months to 21 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 +49 114 £344 +1.85% 9
UK excluding London +47 80 £375 +15.38% 6
London -15 38 £192 -50.45% 3
South East +25 36 £400 +100.00% 3
North of England +47 14 £369 +9.26% 1
East of England +6 14 £250 -4.76% 1
South West -3 13 £425 -5.56%
Yorkshire +23 6 - -
North West +14 5 £423 +20.71% 1
Midlands +20 4 £180 +5.88% 1
Wales +15 4 £168 -
North East - 3 £288 -
West Midlands +23 2 - -
East Midlands -1 2 £180 -22.58% 1

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 119 (100.00%) Data Centre
2 29 (24.37%) Cisco
3 26 (21.85%) VMware
4 22 (18.49%) Security Cleared
5 21 (17.65%) SC Cleared
5 21 (17.65%) Migration
6 16 (13.45%) HP
7 15 (12.61%) Cisco Certification
8 13 (10.92%) Finance
8 13 (10.92%) Linux
9 12 (10.08%) Windows
9 12 (10.08%) Microsoft
9 12 (10.08%) Firewall
9 12 (10.08%) Cisco Nexus
10 11 (9.24%) SAN
11 10 (8.40%) WAN
11 10 (8.40%) F5
11 10 (8.40%) VMware Infrastructure
12 9 (7.56%) Windows Server
12 9 (7.56%) Data Centre Operations
12 9 (7.56%) LAN
12 9 (7.56%) CCNA
13 8 (6.72%) Dell
13 8 (6.72%) Remedy
13 8 (6.72%) Structured Cabling
13 8 (6.72%) vSphere
14 7 (5.88%) Juniper
14 7 (5.88%) CCNP
14 7 (5.88%) Service Delivery
15 6 (5.04%) Asset Management

Data Centre Engineer 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 (0.84%) OpenStack
1 1 (0.84%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (4.20%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (3.36%) MS Visio
2 4 (3.36%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (1.68%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.84%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.68%) GitHub
2 1 (0.84%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.84%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (10.08%) Cisco Nexus
1 12 (10.08%) Firewall
2 11 (9.24%) SAN
3 10 (8.40%) WAN
4 9 (7.56%) LAN
5 8 (6.72%) Structured Cabling
6 5 (4.20%) VPN
7 4 (3.36%) Fibre Channel
7 4 (3.36%) Unified Communications
7 4 (3.36%) VLAN
7 4 (3.36%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (2.52%) MPLS
8 3 (2.52%) SNMP
8 3 (2.52%) SSL
8 3 (2.52%) TCP/IP
9 2 (1.68%) BGP
9 2 (1.68%) Ethernet
9 2 (1.68%) Internet
9 2 (1.68%) NGN
9 2 (1.68%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.68%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (0.84%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (1.68%) Git (software)
1 2 (1.68%) JIRA
General
1 13 (10.92%) Finance
2 5 (4.20%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.68%) Banking
4 1 (0.84%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.84%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.84%) Law
4 1 (0.84%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.84%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 119 (100.00%) Data Centre
2 5 (4.20%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.20%) CMDB
3 4 (3.36%) HP Storage
3 4 (3.36%) Mainframe
4 3 (2.52%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 2 (1.68%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.68%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.84%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.84%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (0.84%) Replication
6 1 (0.84%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 13 (10.92%) Linux
2 12 (10.08%) Windows
3 9 (7.56%) Windows Server
4 3 (2.52%) AIX
4 3 (2.52%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.68%) Data ONTAP
5 2 (1.68%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.68%) Windows Vista
6 1 (0.84%) CentOS
6 1 (0.84%) HPUX
6 1 (0.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.84%) Solaris
6 1 (0.84%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.84%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (17.65%) Migration
2 9 (7.56%) Data Centre Operations
3 7 (5.88%) Service Delivery
4 6 (5.04%) Asset Management
4 6 (5.04%) High Availability
4 6 (5.04%) ITIL
5 5 (4.20%) Capacity Management
5 5 (4.20%) Systems Analysis
6 4 (3.36%) Change Control
6 4 (3.36%) Network Design
7 3 (2.52%) ITSM
7 3 (2.52%) Server Patching
7 3 (2.52%) Service Management
8 2 (1.68%) Change Management
8 2 (1.68%) Defect Management
8 2 (1.68%) Load Balancing
8 2 (1.68%) Procure-to-Pay
8 2 (1.68%) Runbook
8 2 (1.68%) Scenario Testing
8 2 (1.68%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (5.04%) C
2 2 (1.68%) Python
2 2 (1.68%) SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (18.49%) Security Cleared
2 21 (17.65%) SC Cleared
3 15 (12.61%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (7.56%) CCNA
5 7 (5.88%) CCNP
6 5 (4.20%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (3.36%) BICSI Certification
7 4 (3.36%) CCIE
7 4 (3.36%) JNCIA
7 4 (3.36%) JNCIS
7 4 (3.36%) LPIC
7 4 (3.36%) MCSE
7 4 (3.36%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (3.36%) RHCE
8 2 (1.68%) CCIE Data Center
8 2 (1.68%) Degree
9 1 (0.84%) CCDE
9 1 (0.84%) CCDP
9 1 (0.84%) CCIP
9 1 (0.84%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.20%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (8.40%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (6.72%) vSphere
3 5 (4.20%) Active Directory
4 4 (3.36%) Firmware
5 3 (2.52%) Hyper-V
5 3 (2.52%) Terminal Services
6 2 (1.68%) KVM
6 2 (1.68%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.84%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.84%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.84%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.84%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (3.36%) SCCM
1 4 (3.36%) SCOM
2 3 (2.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 3 (2.52%) vCenter Server
3 2 (1.68%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (1.68%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (1.68%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (1.68%) WSUS
4 1 (0.84%) CA Spectrum
4 1 (0.84%) PowerCLI
4 1 (0.84%) vRealize
Vendors
1 29 (24.37%) Cisco
2 26 (21.85%) VMware
3 16 (13.45%) HP
4 12 (10.08%) Microsoft
5 10 (8.40%) F5
6 8 (6.72%) Dell
6 8 (6.72%) Remedy
7 7 (5.88%) Juniper
8 6 (5.04%) CheckPoint
8 6 (5.04%) NetApp
9 5 (4.20%) Brocade
9 5 (4.20%) Citrix
10 4 (3.36%) IBM
10 4 (3.36%) SolarWinds
11 3 (2.52%) 3PAR
11 3 (2.52%) CommVault
11 3 (2.52%) EMC
11 3 (2.52%) Fortinet
12 2 (1.68%) Red Hat
12 2 (1.68%) Symantec