Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Data Centre Specialist was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 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 Specialist
UK
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 858 886 877
Rank change year-on-year +28 -9 -19
Contract jobs requiring a Data Centre Specialist 17 10 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.017% 0.010% 0.013%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.018% 0.010% 0.014%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 5 12
UK median daily rate £375 £475 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.05% +18.75% -5.88%
10th Percentile £290 £418 £239
90th Percentile £466 £500 £431
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £488 £400
% change year-on-year -33.33% +21.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
UK median hourly rate £16.00 - -
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 96141 99356 108750
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.76% 94.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 63392 64835 69190
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 £392 £375
% change year-on-year +2.17% +4.41% +3.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2869 3292 4137
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 £47.38 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

Data Centre Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Data Centre Specialist in the UK

Data Centre Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Data Centre Specialist in the UK

Data Centre Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Data Centre Specialist over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Data Centre Specialist in the UK

Data Centre Specialist
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Data Centre Specialist in the UK

Data Centre Specialist
Top 9 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 Specialist within the UK over the 6 months to 19 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 +27 15 £375 -21.05%
London -22 9 £420 -1.18%
UK excluding London +26 8 £325 -33.33%
North of England - 5 £325 -
North East - 3 £288 -
North West - 2 £388 -
South East +2 1 £425 -12.82%
Wales - 1 £310 -
Scotland - 1 - -

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

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, Data Centre Specialist 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 Specialist in the job title.

1 17 (100.00%) Data Centre
2 7 (41.18%) Migration
3 6 (35.29%) ITIL
4 4 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (23.53%) DNS
4 4 (23.53%) Citrix
4 4 (23.53%) VMware
5 3 (17.65%) Configuration Management
5 3 (17.65%) ITSM
5 3 (17.65%) Terminal Services
5 3 (17.65%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 3 (17.65%) TCP/IP
6 2 (11.76%) Hyper-V
6 2 (11.76%) IaaS
6 2 (11.76%) VPN
6 2 (11.76%) Apache
6 2 (11.76%) Tomcat
6 2 (11.76%) LAN
6 2 (11.76%) WAN
6 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
6 2 (11.76%) Service Management
6 2 (11.76%) Asset Management
6 2 (11.76%) CMDB
7 1 (5.88%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (5.88%) e-Health
7 1 (5.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (5.88%) Incident Management
7 1 (5.88%) CCTV
7 1 (5.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (5.88%) Degree

Data Centre Specialist 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 (11.76%) Apache
1 2 (11.76%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.76%) IaaS
2 1 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.88%) PaaS
2 1 (5.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (23.53%) DNS
2 3 (17.65%) TCP/IP
3 2 (11.76%) LAN
3 2 (11.76%) VPN
3 2 (11.76%) WAN
4 1 (5.88%) Ethernet
4 1 (5.88%) Firewall
4 1 (5.88%) MPLS
4 1 (5.88%) NAS
4 1 (5.88%) POP3
4 1 (5.88%) SAN
4 1 (5.88%) SMTP
4 1 (5.88%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database
General
1 1 (5.88%) Legal
1 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 17 (100.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (11.76%) CMDB
3 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.88%) CCTV
3 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.88%) e-Health
3 1 (5.88%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) CentOS
1 1 (5.88%) HPUX
1 1 (5.88%) Linux
1 1 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (5.88%) Unix
1 1 (5.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) Migration
2 6 (35.29%) ITIL
3 3 (17.65%) Configuration Management
3 3 (17.65%) ITSM
4 2 (11.76%) Asset Management
4 2 (11.76%) Service Management
5 1 (5.88%) Change Management
5 1 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (5.88%) Incident Management
5 1 (5.88%) Information Governance
5 1 (5.88%) Network Architecture
5 1 (5.88%) PRINCE2
5 1 (5.88%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) C
1 1 (5.88%) Shell Script
1 1 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) CCA
1 1 (5.88%) CCAA
1 1 (5.88%) CCNA
1 1 (5.88%) CCNP
1 1 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (5.88%) Citrix Certification
1 1 (5.88%) Degree
1 1 (5.88%) ISEB
1 1 (5.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 1 (5.88%) MCSA
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
1 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
1 1 (5.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (17.65%) Terminal Services
3 2 (11.76%) Hyper-V
4 1 (5.88%) Active Directory
4 1 (5.88%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (5.88%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (17.65%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (5.88%) WSUS
Vendors
1 4 (23.53%) Citrix
1 4 (23.53%) VMware
2 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.88%) Avaya
3 1 (5.88%) BMC
3 1 (5.88%) Cisco
3 1 (5.88%) HP
3 1 (5.88%) Oracle
3 1 (5.88%) Red Hat
3 1 (5.88%) Remedy
3 1 (5.88%) ServiceNow