Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Data Centre Technician was £350 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 Technician
UK
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 859 870 875
Rank change year-on-year +11 +5 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Data Centre Technician 18 11 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.017% 0.011% 0.011%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.018% 0.011% 0.012%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 6
UK median daily rate £350 £275 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +27.27% -18.52% -10.00%
10th Percentile £308 £263 £210
90th Percentile £374 £288 £419
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £275 £300
% change year-on-year +27.27% -8.33% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
UK median hourly rate £19.00 - £17.50
10th Percentile £17.30 - £14.15
90th Percentile £19.90 - £19.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 - £17.50

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 Technician
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Data Centre Technician in the UK

Data Centre Technician
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Data Centre Technician in the UK

Data Centre Technician
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Data Centre Technician in the UK

Data Centre Technician
Top 4 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 Technician 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 +22 13 £350 +27.27% 1
UK excluding London +20 13 £350 +27.27%
South East +11 13 £350 -
London - 1 - - 1

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, Data Centre Technician 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 Technician in the job title.

1 18 (100.00%) Data Centre
2 13 (72.22%) Linux
3 11 (61.11%) Oracle
3 11 (61.11%) TCP/IP
3 11 (61.11%) JIRA
3 11 (61.11%) Fibre Channel
3 11 (61.11%) High Availability
4 10 (55.56%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (50.00%) Windows
5 9 (50.00%) Oracle Reports
6 7 (38.89%) Degree
7 6 (33.33%) Management Information System
7 6 (33.33%) Telecoms
8 2 (11.11%) Service Delivery
9 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Office
9 1 (5.56%) Python
9 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Excel
9 1 (5.56%) Microsoft
9 1 (5.56%) CCNP
9 1 (5.56%) CCNA
9 1 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (5.56%) Juniper
9 1 (5.56%) Red Hat
9 1 (5.56%) Ubuntu
9 1 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
9 1 (5.56%) GitHub
9 1 (5.56%) ServiceNow
9 1 (5.56%) KVM
9 1 (5.56%) Software-Defined Networking
9 1 (5.56%) Workflow

Data Centre Technician 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 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 11 (61.11%) Fibre Channel
1 11 (61.11%) TCP/IP
2 1 (5.56%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (50.00%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 11 (61.11%) JIRA
2 1 (5.56%) Git (software)
General
1 6 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.56%) Manufacturing
Miscellaneous
1 18 (100.00%) Data Centre
2 10 (55.56%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (33.33%) Management Information System
4 1 (5.56%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 13 (72.22%) Linux
2 9 (50.00%) Windows
3 1 (5.56%) CentOS
3 1 (5.56%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (61.11%) High Availability
2 2 (11.11%) Service Delivery
3 1 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (5.56%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.56%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (38.89%) Degree
2 1 (5.56%) CCNA
2 1 (5.56%) CCNP
2 1 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) KVM
1 1 (5.56%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 11 (61.11%) Oracle
2 1 (5.56%) Juniper
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.56%) Red Hat
2 1 (5.56%) ServiceNow