Period
to 16 February 2020

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Data Centre in contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Data Centre over the 6 months to 16 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period over 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 Center
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
16 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 65 62 80
Rank change year-on-year -3 +18 -38
Contract jobs citing Data Centre 101 134 91
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 3.28% 3.22% 2.26%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 10.81% 9.82% 6.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 77 41
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £395 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.59% -9.71% +9.38%
10th Percentile £159 £223 £263
90th Percentile £565 £553 £550
South East median daily rate £425 £415 £425
% change year-on-year +2.41% -2.35% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 0 6
Berkshire median hourly rate £21.00 - £18.00
10th Percentile £18.70 - £16.68
90th Percentile £79.13 - £21.26
South East median hourly rate £44.42 £37.50 £19.52
% change year-on-year +18.45% +92.16% -7.07%

Data Centre is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
Berkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 934 1,364 1,407
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 30.32% 32.73% 34.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 477 665 679
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £187 £268 £220
90th Percentile £587 £588 £588
South East median daily rate £425 £438 £400
% change year-on-year -2.86% +9.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 53 59
Berkshire median hourly rate £38.25 £13.10 £12.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +191.98% +3.15% -35.90%
10th Percentile £14.12 £12.00 £10.36
90th Percentile £82.50 £47.50 £43.50
South East median hourly rate £31.00 £20.25 £20.25
% change year-on-year +53.09% - +9.46%

Data Centre
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing Data Centre as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Data Centre in Berkshire

Data Centre
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Data Centre in Berkshire

Data Centre
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Data Centre in Berkshire over the 6 months to 16 February 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Data Centre in Berkshire

Data Centre
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Data Centre in Berkshire

Data Centre
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Data Centre in Berkshire over the 6 months to 16 February 2020.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Data Centre in Berkshire

Data Centre
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Data Centre within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 16 February 2020. 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
Reading -16 22 £350 -30.00% 17
Newbury -2 19 £375 +25.00% 7
Slough -2 13 £363 -2.03% 10
Bracknell +24 8 - - 3
Maidenhead +14 7 £513 +4.59% 1
Wokingham +10 5 - - 1
Windsor +4 2 £431 - 1
Ascot - 2 £300 - 1
Data Centre
South East

For the 6 months to 16 February 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Data Centre also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for Data Centre.

1 27 (26.73%) Cisco
2 24 (23.76%) ITIL
3 20 (19.80%) VMware
3 20 (19.80%) Azure
4 19 (18.81%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (16.83%) Security Cleared
6 16 (15.84%) Windows
6 16 (15.84%) WAN
6 16 (15.84%) Firewall
6 16 (15.84%) Problem-Solving
7 15 (14.85%) Cisco Certification
8 14 (13.86%) Juniper
8 14 (13.86%) Dell
8 14 (13.86%) LAN
8 14 (13.86%) Telecoms
8 14 (13.86%) Finance
9 13 (12.87%) SC Cleared
9 13 (12.87%) Microsoft
9 13 (12.87%) Analytical Skills
10 12 (11.88%) Network Security
10 12 (11.88%) Waterfall
10 12 (11.88%) Migration
11 11 (10.89%) VMware Infrastructure
11 11 (10.89%) DNS
11 11 (10.89%) DevOps
12 10 (9.90%) F5
12 10 (9.90%) Architecture Roadmap
12 10 (9.90%) VPN
12 10 (9.90%) DHCP
12 10 (9.90%) SQL

Data Centre
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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 8 (7.92%) OpenStack
2 3 (2.97%) Skype for Business
3 2 (1.98%) Confluence
3 2 (1.98%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.99%) Apache
4 1 (0.99%) IIS
4 1 (0.99%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (3.96%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.99%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.98%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.99%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.99%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 20 (19.80%) Azure
2 7 (6.93%) AWS
3 4 (3.96%) GitHub
3 4 (3.96%) SaaS
4 3 (2.97%) Akamai
4 3 (2.97%) Office 365
5 2 (1.98%) IaaS
5 2 (1.98%) PaaS
6 1 (0.99%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.99%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 1 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.99%) Cloudflare
6 1 (0.99%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 16 (15.84%) Firewall
1 16 (15.84%) WAN
2 14 (13.86%) LAN
3 12 (11.88%) Network Security
4 11 (10.89%) DNS
5 10 (9.90%) DHCP
5 10 (9.90%) VPN
6 9 (8.91%) NetScaler
7 8 (7.92%) Wireless
8 7 (6.93%) Cisco ASA
9 6 (5.94%) 4G
9 6 (5.94%) Ethernet
9 6 (5.94%) Radio Access Network
9 6 (5.94%) Structured Cabling
9 6 (5.94%) Wi-Fi
10 5 (4.95%) 2G
10 5 (4.95%) 3G
10 5 (4.95%) Cisco Nexus
10 5 (4.95%) SAN
10 5 (4.95%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.96%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.98%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (1.98%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.99%) Big Data
3 1 (0.99%) GIS
3 1 (0.99%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.99%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (0.99%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.99%) QGIS
3 1 (0.99%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 5 (4.95%) PowerBuilder
1 5 (4.95%) ProC
2 3 (2.97%) JIRA
3 2 (1.98%) CircleCI
3 2 (1.98%) Octopus Deploy
3 2 (1.98%) Subversion
General
1 14 (13.86%) Finance
1 14 (13.86%) Telecoms
2 3 (2.97%) Pharmaceutical
2 3 (2.97%) Retail
3 2 (1.98%) Back Office
3 2 (1.98%) Public Sector
4 1 (0.99%) Banking
4 1 (0.99%) Games
4 1 (0.99%) Legal
Job Titles
1 30 (29.70%) Architect
2 15 (14.85%) Network Engineer
3 12 (11.88%) Data Centre Engineer
4 9 (8.91%) Network Architect
4 9 (8.91%) Solutions Architect
5 7 (6.93%) Cloud Architect
6 6 (5.94%) DevOps Engineer
7 5 (4.95%) Applications Support
7 5 (4.95%) Data Centre Operator
7 5 (4.95%) Operations Engineer
7 5 (4.95%) Project Manager
8 4 (3.96%) Consultant
8 4 (3.96%) VMware Architect
9 3 (2.97%) Cabling Engineer
9 3 (2.97%) Graduate
9 3 (2.97%) Network Security Engineer
9 3 (2.97%) Security Engineer
9 3 (2.97%) Support Engineer
9 3 (2.97%) Telephony Engineer
9 3 (2.97%) Video Conferencing Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.96%) Elastic Stack
2 2 (1.98%) Kafka
3 1 (0.99%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.99%) CSS
3 1 (0.99%) Memcached
3 1 (0.99%) Middleware
3 1 (0.99%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 13 (12.87%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (5.94%) Self-Motivation
3 5 (4.95%) Management Information System
3 5 (4.95%) Public Cloud
4 3 (2.97%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (1.98%) CCTV
5 2 (1.98%) Clustering
5 2 (1.98%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.99%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.99%) CMDB
6 1 (0.99%) EMC VNX
6 1 (0.99%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.99%) Replication
6 1 (0.99%) Robotics
6 1 (0.99%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 16 (15.84%) Windows
2 8 (7.92%) Linux
3 5 (4.95%) OpenVMS
4 4 (3.96%) Windows Server
4 4 (3.96%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (2.97%) Windows 10
5 3 (2.97%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.98%) CentOS
6 2 (1.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (1.98%) Unix
6 2 (1.98%) Windows 2000 Server
6 2 (1.98%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (1.98%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (23.76%) ITIL
2 19 (18.81%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (15.84%) Problem-Solving
4 12 (11.88%) Migration
4 12 (11.88%) Waterfall
5 11 (10.89%) DevOps
6 10 (9.90%) Architecture Roadmap
6 10 (9.90%) Network Design
7 9 (8.91%) Computer Science
7 9 (8.91%) Enterprise Architecture
7 9 (8.91%) Problem Management
7 9 (8.91%) Stakeholder Management
7 9 (8.91%) Strategic Roadmap
8 8 (7.92%) Coaching
8 8 (7.92%) Incident Management
8 8 (7.92%) Mentoring
8 8 (7.92%) Service Management
8 8 (7.92%) Technical Leadership
9 7 (6.93%) Change Management
9 7 (6.93%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 10 (9.90%) SQL
2 6 (5.94%) C
3 5 (4.95%) C++
3 5 (4.95%) Fortran
3 5 (4.95%) PL/SQL
3 5 (4.95%) VC++
4 4 (3.96%) PowerShell
4 4 (3.96%) Python
5 2 (1.98%) Ruby
6 1 (0.99%) Java
Qualifications
1 17 (16.83%) Security Cleared
2 15 (14.85%) Cisco Certification
3 13 (12.87%) SC Cleared
4 10 (9.90%) Degree
5 9 (8.91%) CCNA
6 8 (7.92%) CCNP
7 4 (3.96%) DV Cleared
8 3 (2.97%) CCIE
9 2 (1.98%) APMP
9 2 (1.98%) BICSI Certification
9 2 (1.98%) CCDA
9 2 (1.98%) CCIP
9 2 (1.98%) MCSE
9 2 (1.98%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.99%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.99%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.99%) Computer Science Degree
10 1 (0.99%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.99%) PMP
10 1 (0.99%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.92%) SLA
2 7 (6.93%) COBIT
3 2 (1.98%) Cyber Essentials
3 2 (1.98%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 2 (1.98%) PMO
4 1 (0.99%) NCSC
4 1 (0.99%) QA
4 1 (0.99%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 11 (10.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (7.92%) Docker
2 8 (7.92%) vSphere
3 5 (4.95%) Active Directory
3 5 (4.95%) vCloud
4 4 (3.96%) VMware NSX
5 3 (2.97%) Hyper-V
5 3 (2.97%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (1.98%) XenApp
7 1 (0.99%) Corosync
Systems Management
1 6 (5.94%) Kubernetes
2 5 (4.95%) Ansible
2 5 (4.95%) vCenter Server
2 5 (4.95%) vRealize
2 5 (4.95%) vRealize Orchestrator
3 4 (3.96%) SCOM
3 4 (3.96%) Terraform
4 3 (2.97%) Cisco CME
4 3 (2.97%) Cisco Prime
4 3 (2.97%) FortiGate
4 3 (2.97%) NetBackup
4 3 (2.97%) Puppet
5 2 (1.98%) Backup Exec
5 2 (1.98%) Grafana
5 2 (1.98%) Kibana
5 2 (1.98%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (1.98%) Netcool
5 2 (1.98%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.98%) Salt
6 1 (0.99%) SCCM
Vendors
1 27 (26.73%) Cisco
2 20 (19.80%) VMware
3 14 (13.86%) Dell
3 14 (13.86%) Juniper
4 13 (12.87%) Microsoft
5 10 (9.90%) F5
6 9 (8.91%) CheckPoint
6 9 (8.91%) HP
6 9 (8.91%) Palo Alto
7 8 (7.92%) Citrix
8 6 (5.94%) NetApp
8 6 (5.94%) SolarWinds
9 5 (4.95%) Arista
10 4 (3.96%) Fortinet
10 4 (3.96%) Oracle
10 4 (3.96%) Zscaler
11 3 (2.97%) CA
11 3 (2.97%) EMC
11 3 (2.97%) Nokia
11 3 (2.97%) Sun