Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Data Centre Manager was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 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 Manager
UK
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 780 748 711
Rank change year-on-year -32 -37 +24
Contract jobs requiring a Data Centre Manager 99 140 175
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.097% 0.13% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.14% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 103 106
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £363 £319 £296
90th Percentile £554 £575 £541
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £398
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.92% -5.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 96939 98568 108531
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.76% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 63924 64295 69051
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 2896 3271 4142
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 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

Data Centre Manager
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Data Centre Manager in the UK

Data Centre Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Data Centre Manager in the UK

Data Centre Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Data Centre Manager over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Data Centre Manager in the UK

Data Centre Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Data Centre Manager in the UK

Data Centre Manager
Top 12 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 Manager within the UK over the 6 months to 20 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 -9 96 £450 - 3
UK excluding London +12 66 £450 +5.88% 2
London -31 32 £470 -1.05% 2
South East +1 24 £485 +14.12% 1
North of England +40 18 £415 -4.87%
East of England -9 11 £413 -28.26%
Yorkshire +22 9 £400 -15.79%
North West -5 9 £425 -
West Midlands +17 6 £450 +9.09%
Midlands +12 6 £450 +9.09%
South West +15 5 £481 +20.31%
Scotland -17 2 £475 +31.03%

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, Data Centre Manager 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 Manager in the job title.

1 99 (100.00%) Data Centre
2 56 (56.57%) Migration
3 36 (36.36%) Project Management
3 36 (36.36%) PRINCE2
4 20 (20.20%) Finance
5 18 (18.18%) ITIL
6 17 (17.17%) Stakeholder Management
7 16 (16.16%) Security Cleared
8 14 (14.14%) SC Cleared
8 14 (14.14%) WAN
9 11 (11.11%) Windows
9 11 (11.11%) Microsoft
9 11 (11.11%) PMP
9 11 (11.11%) PMI Certification
9 11 (11.11%) Programme Management
9 11 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
10 10 (10.10%) Change Management
11 9 (9.09%) VMware
11 9 (9.09%) PMI
11 9 (9.09%) Banking
12 8 (8.08%) LAN
13 7 (7.07%) Solaris
13 7 (7.07%) Oracle
13 7 (7.07%) Cisco
13 7 (7.07%) PRINCE
13 7 (7.07%) Project Planning
14 6 (6.06%) QA
14 6 (6.06%) Resource Allocation
14 6 (6.06%) Change Control
15 5 (5.05%) Stakeholder Engagement

Data Centre Manager 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:

Applications
1 5 (5.05%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (3.03%) MS Visio
3 2 (2.02%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (2.02%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.01%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.01%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (1.01%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.04%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.01%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (14.14%) WAN
2 8 (8.08%) LAN
3 2 (2.02%) Firewall
3 2 (2.02%) Internet
3 2 (2.02%) Network Security
3 2 (2.02%) Structured Cabling
3 2 (2.02%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (2.02%) WLAN
4 1 (1.01%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (1.01%) SAN
4 1 (1.01%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.02%) Blockchain
2 1 (1.01%) Data Warehouse
General
1 20 (20.20%) Finance
2 9 (9.09%) Banking
3 4 (4.04%) Investment Banking
4 3 (3.03%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.02%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.02%) Publishing
5 2 (2.02%) Retail
6 1 (1.01%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.01%) Automotive
6 1 (1.01%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.01%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 99 (100.00%) Data Centre
2 9 (9.09%) PMI
3 2 (2.02%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.02%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.02%) Handset
4 1 (1.01%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.01%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.01%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.01%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 11 (11.11%) Windows
2 7 (7.07%) Solaris
3 2 (2.02%) AIX
3 2 (2.02%) Unix
3 2 (2.02%) Windows 10
3 2 (2.02%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.01%) HPUX
4 1 (1.01%) Linux
4 1 (1.01%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (56.57%) Migration
2 36 (36.36%) PRINCE2
2 36 (36.36%) Project Management
3 18 (18.18%) ITIL
4 17 (17.17%) Stakeholder Management
5 11 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (11.11%) Programme Management
6 10 (10.10%) Change Management
7 7 (7.07%) PRINCE
7 7 (7.07%) Project Planning
8 6 (6.06%) Change Control
8 6 (6.06%) Resource Allocation
9 5 (5.05%) Release Management
9 5 (5.05%) Service Delivery
9 5 (5.05%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 5 (5.05%) Supplier Management
10 4 (4.04%) Facilities Management
10 4 (4.04%) Server Virtualisation
10 4 (4.04%) Service Management
11 3 (3.03%) Contingency Planning
Qualifications
1 16 (16.16%) Security Cleared
2 14 (14.14%) SC Cleared
3 11 (11.11%) PMI Certification
3 11 (11.11%) PMP
4 5 (5.05%) Degree
4 5 (5.05%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 4 (4.04%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (3.03%) APMP
6 3 (3.03%) CISSP
6 3 (3.03%) DV Cleared
6 3 (3.03%) MCSE
6 3 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (3.03%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (2.02%) CCNA
7 2 (2.02%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (1.01%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (1.01%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.06%) QA
2 3 (3.03%) SLA
3 2 (2.02%) PMO
4 1 (1.01%) NEBOSH
System Software
1 5 (5.05%) Active Directory
1 5 (5.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.02%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.01%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 2 (2.02%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (1.01%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 11 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 9 (9.09%) VMware
3 7 (7.07%) Cisco
3 7 (7.07%) Oracle
4 3 (3.03%) Citrix
5 2 (2.02%) Brocade
5 2 (2.02%) HP
5 2 (2.02%) IBM
5 2 (2.02%) Juniper
5 2 (2.02%) Mitel
5 2 (2.02%) Red Hat
5 2 (2.02%) Remedy
6 1 (1.01%) 3PAR
6 1 (1.01%) Cognizant
6 1 (1.01%) CommVault
6 1 (1.01%) Dell
6 1 (1.01%) ServiceNow