The median contractor rate for a Data Centre Engineer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 27 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 Engineer
UK
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 553 609 600
Rank change year-on-year +56 -9  
Contract jobs requiring a Data Centre Engineer 57 45 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.083% 0.076%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.088% 0.080%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 22 26
Median daily rate £375 £337 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.27% +12.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £153 £170 £171
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £425 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £312 £275
% change year-on-year +20.09% +13.54%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 4
Median hourly rate £93.00 £21.00 £31.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +342.85% -33.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.40 £14.10 £15.87
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £150.60 £21.00 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £21.00 £31.38
% change year-on-year - -33.06%  

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 44656 51218 52310
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 94.87% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 28833 33387 32903
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 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1389 1533 1989
Median hourly rate £18.10 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.42% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.44 £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 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

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 27 June 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 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 27 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 +35 57 £375 +11.27% 10
London +6 24 £388 +10.71% 2
South East +30 21 £386 +14.61% 2
Hampshire +20 11 £425 +26.11% 2
South West +12 9 £375 -16.66% 1
City of London 0 6 £123 -63.70% 1
Bristol - 6 £371 -
Surrey +9 5 £190 -
Croydon 0 4 £153 -66.11%
Basingstoke - 3 £413 -
Woking - 3 £190 -
Dorset +9 2 £425 -5.55%
Buckinghamshire -14 2 - -
Milton Keynes -14 2 - -
North East - 2 £244 - 1
Hertfordshire - 2 £263 -
East of England - 2 £263 - 1
Farnborough - 2 £425 -
North West +8 1 - - 2
Camberley +4 1 - -
Wiltshire - 1 £425 - 1
West Sussex - 1 £375 -
Lancashire - 1 - -
Durham - 1 £200 -
Berkshire - 1 - -
Watford - 1 £375 -
Stockton-on-Tees - 1 £200 -
Southampton - 1 £325 -
Slough - 1 - -
Preston - 1 - -

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

For the 6 months to 27 June 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.

1 102 (100.00%) Data Centre
2 36 (35.29%) Cisco
3 24 (23.53%) Firewall
4 19 (18.63%) VMware
4 19 (18.63%) HP
5 17 (16.67%) Linux
5 17 (16.67%) Finance
5 17 (16.67%) Migration
6 15 (14.71%) SAN
7 14 (13.73%) Cisco Nexus
7 14 (13.73%) Security Cleared
8 13 (12.75%) Cisco Certification
8 13 (12.75%) LAN
8 13 (12.75%) WAN
9 12 (11.76%) Windows
9 12 (11.76%) Microsoft
9 12 (11.76%) Structured Cabling
10 11 (10.78%) SC Cleared
10 11 (10.78%) Firmware
10 11 (10.78%) Remedy
11 10 (9.80%) Juniper
11 10 (9.80%) Dell
11 10 (9.80%) Load Balancing
11 10 (9.80%) F5
11 10 (9.80%) High Availability
12 9 (8.82%) Data Centre Operations
12 9 (8.82%) Time Management
12 9 (8.82%) ITIL
13 8 (7.84%) DNS
13 8 (7.84%) IBM

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 5 (4.90%) Apache
1 5 (4.90%) IIS
1 5 (4.90%) WebLogic
1 5 (4.90%) WebSphere
2 1 (0.98%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (6.86%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (5.88%) MS Visio
3 5 (4.90%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.98%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.94%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (2.94%) IaaS
2 2 (1.96%) PaaS
3 1 (0.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.98%) Office 365
3 1 (0.98%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (23.53%) Firewall
2 15 (14.71%) SAN
3 14 (13.73%) Cisco Nexus
4 13 (12.75%) LAN
4 13 (12.75%) WAN
5 12 (11.76%) Structured Cabling
6 8 (7.84%) DNS
7 6 (5.88%) Cisco ASA
7 6 (5.88%) MPLS
8 5 (4.90%) Ethernet
8 5 (4.90%) Fibre Channel
8 5 (4.90%) SSL
8 5 (4.90%) TCP/IP
9 4 (3.92%) IPsec
9 4 (3.92%) iSCSI
9 4 (3.92%) Junos
9 4 (3.92%) NetScaler
9 4 (3.92%) Network Security
9 4 (3.92%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (2.94%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.98%) Power BI
General
1 17 (16.67%) Finance
2 5 (4.90%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.96%) Banking
3 2 (1.96%) Multimedia
4 1 (0.98%) Electronics
4 1 (0.98%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.90%) .NET
2 3 (2.94%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 102 (100.00%) Data Centre
2 6 (5.88%) CMDB
3 5 (4.90%) Mainframe
4 3 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.94%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 3 (2.94%) Private Cloud
4 3 (2.94%) Replication
5 2 (1.96%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.96%) Driving Licence
5 2 (1.96%) EMC VMAX
5 2 (1.96%) EMC VNX
6 1 (0.98%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 17 (16.67%) Linux
2 12 (11.76%) Windows
3 6 (5.88%) Unix
4 5 (4.90%) AIX
5 4 (3.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (2.94%) Windows Server
7 2 (1.96%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (1.96%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.98%) CentOS
8 1 (0.98%) HPUX
8 1 (0.98%) Solaris
8 1 (0.98%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.98%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.98%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (16.67%) Migration
2 10 (9.80%) High Availability
2 10 (9.80%) Load Balancing
3 9 (8.82%) Data Centre Operations
3 9 (8.82%) ITIL
3 9 (8.82%) Time Management
4 6 (5.88%) Change Management
5 5 (4.90%) Break/Fix
5 5 (4.90%) Capacity Management
5 5 (4.90%) Change Control
5 5 (4.90%) Customer Requirements
6 4 (3.92%) Asset Management
6 4 (3.92%) Converged Infrastructure
6 4 (3.92%) QMS
6 4 (3.92%) Quality Management
6 4 (3.92%) Service Delivery
7 3 (2.94%) Network Design
7 3 (2.94%) Procure-to-Pay
8 2 (1.96%) Kalman Filter
8 2 (1.96%) Security Hardening
Programming Languages
1 5 (4.90%) C
1 5 (4.90%) Java
1 5 (4.90%) Perl
1 5 (4.90%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 14 (13.73%) Security Cleared
2 13 (12.75%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (10.78%) SC Cleared
4 8 (7.84%) CCNA
5 7 (6.86%) JNCIA
5 7 (6.86%) JNCIS
6 6 (5.88%) CCNP
6 6 (5.88%) MCSE
6 6 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (4.90%) BICSI Certification
7 5 (4.90%) LPIC
7 5 (4.90%) RHCE
8 4 (3.92%) CCIE
8 4 (3.92%) Degree
9 2 (1.96%) CCDE
9 2 (1.96%) CCDP
9 2 (1.96%) CCIP
9 2 (1.96%) CISSP
9 2 (1.96%) JNCIP
9 2 (1.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.96%) HIPAA
1 2 (1.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (1.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.98%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.98%) QA
System Software
1 11 (10.78%) Firmware
2 8 (7.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (4.90%) Active Directory
3 5 (4.90%) vSphere
4 4 (3.92%) NFS
4 4 (3.92%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (2.94%) Hyper-V
5 3 (2.94%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (1.96%) vCloud
7 1 (0.98%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.98%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.98%) XenApp
7 1 (0.98%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (2.94%) vCenter Server
2 2 (1.96%) EMC VPLEX
2 2 (1.96%) SCCM
3 1 (0.98%) SCOM
3 1 (0.98%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 36 (35.29%) Cisco
2 19 (18.63%) HP
2 19 (18.63%) VMware
3 12 (11.76%) Microsoft
4 11 (10.78%) Remedy
5 10 (9.80%) Dell
5 10 (9.80%) F5
5 10 (9.80%) Juniper
6 8 (7.84%) IBM
7 5 (4.90%) Brocade
7 5 (4.90%) Fortinet
7 5 (4.90%) Huawei
7 5 (4.90%) Oracle
7 5 (4.90%) Red Hat
7 5 (4.90%) SolarWinds
8 4 (3.92%) Citrix
9 3 (2.94%) Arista
9 3 (2.94%) CheckPoint
9 3 (2.94%) EMC
10 2 (1.96%) Palo Alto
Eastleigh, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £200 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £445.35 - £500.99 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
North East
Reed Technology
Rate: £260 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago