The median contractor rate for a Data Centre Manager was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 29 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.

Data Centre Manager
UK
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 540 565 510
Rank change year-on-year +25 -55  
Contract jobs requiring a Data Centre Manager 65 83 115
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.15% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.16% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 56 65
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £381 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.55% +5.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 42875 51263 50687
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.79% 95.24% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27839 33245 30600
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 1489 1590 2025
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 £11.30 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.83 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

Data Centre Manager
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 3 months to 29 March 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 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 Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 29 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 +40 62 £475 - 3
South East +22 21 £475 +2.70%
London +18 15 £475 -5.00%
Oxfordshire -3 8 £475 -
Yorkshire +24 7 £550 - 1
Berkshire +31 6 £500 +8.10%
North West +18 6 £438 -7.89%
East of England +3 6 £550 -
West Midlands +17 5 £423 +5.62% 1
Oxford -6 5 £500 +5.26%
City of London 0 4 £475 -
North Yorkshire - 4 £550 -
Scotland +24 3 £450 +14.64%
Hampshire +14 3 - -
Surrey +2 3 £425 -15.00%
South West -4 3 £425 -19.04%
Suffolk - 3 £550 -
Lancashire - 3 £440 -
Warwickshire - 3 £423 -
Bristol - 3 £425 -
Basingstoke - 3 - -
Ipswich - 3 £550 -
Woking - 3 £425 -
Preston - 3 £440 -
West Yorkshire +18 2 - -
Edinburgh +17 2 £450 +16.12%
Manchester +14 2 £431 -1.42%
Leeds +8 2 - -
Atherstone - 2 - -
Selby - 2 £550 -

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

For the 6 months to 29 March 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.

1 120 (100.00%) Data Centre
2 75 (62.50%) Migration
3 42 (35.00%) Project Management
4 31 (25.83%) PRINCE2
5 27 (22.50%) Stakeholder Management
6 23 (19.17%) Finance
7 21 (17.50%) Windows
8 17 (14.17%) Programme Management
9 16 (13.33%) PMP
9 16 (13.33%) PMI Certification
9 16 (13.33%) Security Cleared
10 13 (10.83%) ITIL
11 12 (10.00%) LAN
11 12 (10.00%) Change Management
11 12 (10.00%) SC Cleared
12 11 (9.17%) PMI
13 9 (7.50%) Risk Management
13 9 (7.50%) Microsoft
13 9 (7.50%) Unix
13 9 (7.50%) Release Management
14 8 (6.67%) QA
14 8 (6.67%) Citrix
14 8 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
14 8 (6.67%) Service Management
15 7 (5.83%) WAN
15 7 (5.83%) Cisco
15 7 (5.83%) Linux
15 7 (5.83%) Degree
15 7 (5.83%) VMware
15 7 (5.83%) Amazon AWS

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (1.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (3.33%) MS Project
2 3 (2.50%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.67%) MS Office
3 2 (1.67%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.67%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.83%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.83%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.67%) Amazon S3
2 2 (1.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.83%) IaaS
3 1 (0.83%) Office 365
3 1 (0.83%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (10.00%) LAN
2 7 (5.83%) WAN
3 5 (4.17%) SAN
4 4 (3.33%) MPLS
5 3 (2.50%) Firewall
6 2 (1.67%) BGP
6 2 (1.67%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (0.83%) Internet
7 1 (0.83%) NAS
7 1 (0.83%) Unified Communications
7 1 (0.83%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.83%) DB2
1 1 (0.83%) SQL Server
General
1 23 (19.17%) Finance
2 3 (2.50%) Banking
3 2 (1.67%) Legal
3 2 (1.67%) Retail
4 1 (0.83%) Aerospace
4 1 (0.83%) Automotive
4 1 (0.83%) Back Office
4 1 (0.83%) Marketing
4 1 (0.83%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (0.83%) Publishing
4 1 (0.83%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.83%) Middleware
1 1 (0.83%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 120 (100.00%) Data Centre
2 11 (9.17%) PMI
3 6 (5.00%) Mainframe
4 5 (4.17%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.50%) PKI
5 3 (2.50%) Private Cloud
5 3 (2.50%) Virtual Team
6 2 (1.67%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.67%) EMC VMAX
6 2 (1.67%) EMC VNX
7 1 (0.83%) CMDB
7 1 (0.83%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.83%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 21 (17.50%) Windows
2 9 (7.50%) Unix
3 7 (5.83%) Linux
4 4 (3.33%) AIX
5 3 (2.50%) OS/2
6 2 (1.67%) Solaris
7 1 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.83%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.83%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.83%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (62.50%) Migration
2 42 (35.00%) Project Management
3 31 (25.83%) PRINCE2
4 27 (22.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 17 (14.17%) Programme Management
6 13 (10.83%) ITIL
7 12 (10.00%) Change Management
8 9 (7.50%) Release Management
8 9 (7.50%) Risk Management
9 8 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
9 8 (6.67%) Service Management
10 6 (5.00%) Application Rationalisation
11 5 (4.17%) Agile Software Development
11 5 (4.17%) Data Centre Operations
11 5 (4.17%) SDLC
11 5 (4.17%) Service Delivery
12 4 (3.33%) Change Control
12 4 (3.33%) Project Planning
13 3 (2.50%) Capacity Management
13 3 (2.50%) Dependency Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (1.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (13.33%) PMI Certification
1 16 (13.33%) PMP
1 16 (13.33%) Security Cleared
2 12 (10.00%) SC Cleared
3 7 (5.83%) Degree
4 4 (3.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 3 (2.50%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (2.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (1.67%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.83%) APMG
7 1 (0.83%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.83%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.83%) MAPM
7 1 (0.83%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.67%) QA
2 5 (4.17%) PMO
3 2 (1.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.67%) SLA
4 1 (0.83%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.83%) ISO22301
4 1 (0.83%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.83%) PMBOK
System Software
1 4 (3.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.67%) EMC RecoverPoint
2 2 (1.67%) vCloud
2 2 (1.67%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (1.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.83%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (0.83%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (1.67%) vRealize
2 1 (0.83%) NetBackup
2 1 (0.83%) SCCM
2 1 (0.83%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 9 (7.50%) Microsoft
2 8 (6.67%) Citrix
3 7 (5.83%) Cisco
3 7 (5.83%) VMware
4 6 (5.00%) Oracle
5 4 (3.33%) EMC
5 4 (3.33%) HP
6 3 (2.50%) IBM
6 3 (2.50%) NetApp
7 2 (1.67%) 3PAR
7 2 (1.67%) Juniper
8 1 (0.83%) Blue Coat
8 1 (0.83%) Brocade
8 1 (0.83%) F5
8 1 (0.83%) Mercator
8 1 (0.83%) MobileIron
8 1 (0.83%) PlateSpin
8 1 (0.83%) Remedy
8 1 (0.83%) Tumbleweed
8 1 (0.83%) Veritas
Staffordshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
South Yorkshire
Rullion
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago