Period
to 15 October 2018

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 15 October 2018 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
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 55 67 41
Rank change year-on-year +12 -26 -2
Contract jobs citing Data Centre 121 108 196
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 3.09% 2.71% 4.41%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 9.17% 8.26% 14.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 46 109
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £444 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.86% +4.41% -3.41%
10th Percentile £125 £240 £313
90th Percentile £545 £600 £588
South East median daily rate £429 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +0.82% - +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 17
Berkshire median hourly rate £17.50 £12.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.83% -4.00% -64.29%
10th Percentile £13.45 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £48.55 £19.00 £45.00
South East median hourly rate £35.00 £18.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year +94.44% -33.33% +13.68%

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 1,320 1,307 1,351
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 33.66% 32.76% 30.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 651 604 685
Berkshire median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - +3.23%
10th Percentile £208 £220 £225
90th Percentile £575 £588 £575
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 73 72
Berkshire median hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £17.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -15.49% -11.25%
10th Percentile £8.00 £11.05 £12.02
90th Percentile £45.00 £38.00 £43.28
South East median hourly rate £35.00 £19.30 £21.50
% change year-on-year +81.39% -10.26% +22.86%

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 15 October 2018.

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 15 October 2018.

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 15 October 2018. 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 -1 37 £425 -5.56% 12
Slough +12 30 £215 -41.10% 3
Bracknell -10 19 £355 -13.94% 3
Newbury -10 5 £394 -8.43% 2
Wokingham - 4 £625 -
Maidenhead - 1 £490 - 1
Data Centre
South East

For the 6 months to 15 October 2018, 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 36 (29.75%) Project Management
2 29 (23.97%) Telecoms
2 29 (23.97%) Migration
2 29 (23.97%) Cisco
3 24 (19.83%) Linux
4 22 (18.18%) Degree
4 22 (18.18%) SLA
5 19 (15.70%) Security Cleared
5 19 (15.70%) Microsoft Azure
6 18 (14.88%) Computer Science
7 17 (14.05%) Microsoft
7 17 (14.05%) Huawei
7 17 (14.05%) VMware
7 17 (14.05%) Problem-Solving
8 16 (13.22%) Analytical Skills
8 16 (13.22%) Juniper
9 15 (12.40%) Microsoft Excel
9 15 (12.40%) Self-Motivation
10 14 (11.57%) Customer Requirements
10 14 (11.57%) Private Cloud
10 14 (11.57%) SC Cleared
11 13 (10.74%) Mandarin Language
11 13 (10.74%) ITIL
11 13 (10.74%) Python
11 13 (10.74%) WAN
11 13 (10.74%) Alibaba
12 12 (9.92%) PMP
12 12 (9.92%) Project Planning
12 12 (9.92%) VMware Infrastructure
13 11 (9.09%) Network Security

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 4 (3.31%) Apache
1 4 (3.31%) OpenStack
2 2 (1.65%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (1.65%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.83%) Skype for Business
3 1 (0.83%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.83%) WebSphere
Applications
1 15 (12.40%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (9.09%) MS Visio
3 6 (4.96%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (2.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (1.65%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (2.48%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (1.65%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (1.65%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.83%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.83%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 19 (15.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (5.79%) IaaS
3 5 (4.13%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (2.48%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 3 (2.48%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (1.65%) Office 365
5 2 (1.65%) PaaS
5 2 (1.65%) SaaS
6 1 (0.83%) Slack
6 1 (0.83%) Trello
6 1 (0.83%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 13 (10.74%) WAN
2 11 (9.09%) Network Security
3 10 (8.26%) Firewall
3 10 (8.26%) LAN
3 10 (8.26%) Wireless
4 7 (5.79%) MPLS
5 5 (4.13%) IPsec
5 5 (4.13%) SNMP
5 5 (4.13%) SSL
6 4 (3.31%) BGP
6 4 (3.31%) DNS
6 4 (3.31%) Ethernet
6 4 (3.31%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (2.48%) 3G
7 3 (2.48%) Internet
7 3 (2.48%) VLAN
7 3 (2.48%) VPN
8 2 (1.65%) BIG-IP
8 2 (1.65%) IP Telephony
8 2 (1.65%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.79%) Power BI
2 5 (4.13%) MongoDB
3 4 (3.31%) Redis
4 3 (2.48%) Apache Cassandra
4 3 (2.48%) Big Data
4 3 (2.48%) NoSQL
4 3 (2.48%) SQL Server
5 2 (1.65%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.83%) CouchDB
6 1 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.83%) DB2
6 1 (0.83%) InfluxDB
6 1 (0.83%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 2 (1.65%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.83%) GitLab
2 1 (0.83%) Robot Framework
2 1 (0.83%) Visual Studio
General
1 29 (23.97%) Telecoms
2 13 (10.74%) Mandarin Language
3 10 (8.26%) Games
4 4 (3.31%) Banking
4 4 (3.31%) Finance
5 2 (1.65%) Billing
5 2 (1.65%) Digital Economy
5 2 (1.65%) French Language
5 2 (1.65%) German Language
5 2 (1.65%) Retail
6 1 (0.83%) Italian Language
6 1 (0.83%) Japanese Language
6 1 (0.83%) Marketing
6 1 (0.83%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 23 (19.01%) Architect
1 23 (19.01%) Data Centre Engineer
2 18 (14.88%) Project Manager
3 13 (10.74%) Support Engineer
4 11 (9.09%) Network Engineer
5 10 (8.26%) 1st Line Engineer
6 9 (7.44%) Cloud Architect
6 9 (7.44%) Project Engineer
7 8 (6.61%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 8 (6.61%) Lead Architect
8 7 (5.79%) Consultant
8 7 (5.79%) Data Centre Architect
8 7 (5.79%) Solutions Architect
8 7 (5.79%) Technical Manager
8 7 (5.79%) Technical Project Manager
9 6 (4.96%) 1st Line Support
9 6 (4.96%) 1st Line Support Engineer
9 6 (4.96%) Infrastructure Manager
9 6 (4.96%) Infrastructure Project Manager
9 6 (4.96%) Migration Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.31%) Kafka
2 3 (2.48%) Elastic Stack
2 3 (2.48%) RabbitMQ
2 3 (2.48%) Sensu
3 2 (1.65%) .NET
3 2 (1.65%) Middleware
3 2 (1.65%) SOAP
4 1 (0.83%) Jinja
4 1 (0.83%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 18 (14.88%) Computer Science
2 16 (13.22%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (12.40%) Self-Motivation
4 14 (11.57%) Private Cloud
5 10 (8.26%) PMI
6 6 (4.96%) Management Information System
7 5 (4.13%) Public Cloud
8 2 (1.65%) Blackberry
8 2 (1.65%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.83%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.83%) CMDB
9 1 (0.83%) Cyber Defence
9 1 (0.83%) EMC VNX
9 1 (0.83%) Enterprise Storage
9 1 (0.83%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.83%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (0.83%) Social Media
9 1 (0.83%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 24 (19.83%) Linux
2 7 (5.79%) Windows
3 5 (4.13%) Windows Server
4 4 (3.31%) Unix
5 3 (2.48%) CentOS
5 3 (2.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (2.48%) Solaris
6 1 (0.83%) AIX
6 1 (0.83%) Oracle Linux
6 1 (0.83%) SUSE
6 1 (0.83%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.83%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.83%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (29.75%) Project Management
2 29 (23.97%) Migration
3 17 (14.05%) Problem-Solving
4 14 (11.57%) Customer Requirements
5 13 (10.74%) ITIL
6 12 (9.92%) Project Planning
7 11 (9.09%) Data Centre Operations
7 11 (9.09%) Service Delivery
8 9 (7.44%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (6.61%) Service Management
10 7 (5.79%) Business Intelligence
10 7 (5.79%) Decision-Making
11 6 (4.96%) Network Monitoring
12 5 (4.13%) Capacity Planning
12 5 (4.13%) Contract Management
12 5 (4.13%) Line Management
12 5 (4.13%) Performance Optimisation
12 5 (4.13%) PRINCE2
12 5 (4.13%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
12 5 (4.13%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 13 (10.74%) Python
2 9 (7.44%) Java
3 8 (6.61%) C
3 8 (6.61%) SQL
4 5 (4.13%) JavaScript
4 5 (4.13%) PHP
5 4 (3.31%) Perl
6 3 (2.48%) Bash Shell
7 2 (1.65%) AWK
7 2 (1.65%) C#
7 2 (1.65%) VB
7 2 (1.65%) VB.NET
7 2 (1.65%) VBA
Qualifications
1 22 (18.18%) Degree
2 19 (15.70%) Security Cleared
3 14 (11.57%) SC Cleared
4 12 (9.92%) PMP
5 10 (8.26%) PMI Certification
6 7 (5.79%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (4.96%) CCNP
8 5 (4.13%) DV Cleared
9 3 (2.48%) HNC
10 2 (1.65%) CCIE
10 2 (1.65%) Computer Science Degree
10 2 (1.65%) PhD
11 1 (0.83%) APMP
11 1 (0.83%) CCDP
11 1 (0.83%) CCIE Routing and Switching
11 1 (0.83%) Master's Degree
11 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.83%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.83%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 1 (0.83%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (18.18%) SLA
2 6 (4.96%) QA
3 4 (3.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (3.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.83%) PMO
System Software
1 12 (9.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (4.13%) Active Directory
3 4 (3.31%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (2.48%) Apache Flume
4 3 (2.48%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 3 (2.48%) Firmware
4 3 (2.48%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (1.65%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.65%) NFS
6 1 (0.83%) Docker
6 1 (0.83%) Forefront TMG
6 1 (0.83%) KVM
6 1 (0.83%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.83%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.83%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (6.61%) SCCM
2 5 (4.13%) Ansible
2 5 (4.13%) FortiGate
2 5 (4.13%) Puppet
2 5 (4.13%) SCOM
3 4 (3.31%) Grafana
4 3 (2.48%) Graphite
4 3 (2.48%) Mesos
4 3 (2.48%) Nagios
4 3 (2.48%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (2.48%) Salt
4 3 (2.48%) StatsD
4 3 (2.48%) ZABBIX
5 2 (1.65%) Kibana
5 2 (1.65%) Netcool
5 2 (1.65%) NSN NetAct
5 2 (1.65%) OpenView
5 2 (1.65%) TeMIP
5 2 (1.65%) vRealize
6 1 (0.83%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
Vendors
1 29 (23.97%) Cisco
2 17 (14.05%) Huawei
2 17 (14.05%) Microsoft
2 17 (14.05%) VMware
3 16 (13.22%) Juniper
4 13 (10.74%) Alibaba
5 11 (9.09%) Oracle
6 8 (6.61%) Extreme Networks
7 7 (5.79%) HP
8 6 (4.96%) Red Hat
9 5 (4.13%) Remedy
10 4 (3.31%) CheckPoint
10 4 (3.31%) Citrix
10 4 (3.31%) SolarWinds
10 4 (3.31%) Veeam
11 3 (2.48%) NetApp
11 3 (2.48%) New Relic
11 3 (2.48%) Ruckus Wireless
11 3 (2.48%) Splunk
11 3 (2.48%) Tekelec