Period
to 17 December 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 17 December 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
17 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 66 61 41
Rank change year-on-year -5 -20 -1
Contract jobs citing Data Centre 126 122 185
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 2.91% 2.97% 4.36%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 9.14% 8.72% 14.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 56 88
Berkshire median daily rate £388 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.82% +6.25% -9.09%
10th Percentile £217 £266 £313
90th Percentile £525 £600 £519
South East median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 18
Berkshire median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £43.28
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.78% -58.41% -0.41%
10th Percentile £17.25 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £17.75 £20.88 £55.00
South East median hourly rate £19.25 £20.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year -3.75% -15.79% -20.83%

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 1,378 1,399 1,255
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 31.85% 34.06% 29.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 654 685 614
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £225 £232 £213
90th Percentile £575 £588 £575
South East median daily rate £430 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +7.50% - +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 68 65
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £12.25 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +63.27% -38.75% +9.27%
10th Percentile £12.00 £10.50 £12.10
90th Percentile £47.50 £38.00 £52.80
South East median hourly rate £20.00 £19.34 £21.00
% change year-on-year +3.41% -7.90% +12.34%

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 17 December 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
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 17 December 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 -6 38 £475 +8.57% 7
Slough +3 23 £300 -23.08% 5
Newbury +7 17 £350 - 4
Bracknell -20 16 £350 -12.50% 1
Maidenhead - 1 £490 - 2
Data Centre
South East

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 30 (23.81%) Microsoft
2 26 (20.63%) Telecoms
3 25 (19.84%) VMware
3 25 (19.84%) Migration
3 25 (19.84%) Project Management
4 23 (18.25%) Security Cleared
5 22 (17.46%) Linux
6 21 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
7 19 (15.08%) Firewall
8 18 (14.29%) Windows
9 17 (13.49%) PRINCE2
10 16 (12.70%) VMware Infrastructure
11 15 (11.90%) Cisco
11 15 (11.90%) Stakeholder Management
12 14 (11.11%) Service Delivery
12 14 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
12 14 (11.11%) ITIL
12 14 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
13 13 (10.32%) SC Cleared
14 12 (9.52%) DV Cleared
14 12 (9.52%) SQL
14 12 (9.52%) SLA
14 12 (9.52%) Service Management
15 11 (8.73%) Red Hat
15 11 (8.73%) Oracle
15 11 (8.73%) SharePoint
15 11 (8.73%) LAN
15 11 (8.73%) WAN
15 11 (8.73%) Amazon AWS
16 10 (7.94%) Juniper

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 11 (8.73%) SharePoint
2 6 (4.76%) OpenStack
3 2 (1.59%) Apache
3 2 (1.59%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (1.59%) IIS
4 1 (0.79%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.79%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.79%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (3.17%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.59%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (1.59%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.59%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (3.97%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.79%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 21 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (8.73%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (7.14%) Office 365
4 8 (6.35%) IaaS
5 5 (3.97%) SaaS
6 4 (3.17%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (2.38%) PaaS
8 1 (0.79%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.79%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.79%) Slack
8 1 (0.79%) Trello
8 1 (0.79%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 19 (15.08%) Firewall
2 11 (8.73%) LAN
2 11 (8.73%) WAN
3 10 (7.94%) MPLS
4 9 (7.14%) DNS
5 6 (4.76%) VPN
6 5 (3.97%) Network Security
6 5 (3.97%) Wireless
7 4 (3.17%) BGP
7 4 (3.17%) Internet
7 4 (3.17%) NAS
7 4 (3.17%) VLAN
8 3 (2.38%) 3G
8 3 (2.38%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (2.38%) Ethernet
8 3 (2.38%) SSL
9 2 (1.59%) Cisco Nexus
9 2 (1.59%) DHCP
9 2 (1.59%) LTE
9 2 (1.59%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.35%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.76%) Power BI
3 5 (3.97%) MongoDB
4 4 (3.17%) Apache Cassandra
5 3 (2.38%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.59%) Big Data
6 2 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.59%) MariaDB
6 2 (1.59%) MySQL
6 2 (1.59%) Oracle Exadata
6 2 (1.59%) Redis
7 1 (0.79%) CouchDB
7 1 (0.79%) DB2
7 1 (0.79%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.79%) InfluxDB
7 1 (0.79%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 2 (1.59%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.79%) GitLab
2 1 (0.79%) Robot Framework
2 1 (0.79%) Visual Studio
General
1 26 (20.63%) Telecoms
2 6 (4.76%) Finance
3 4 (3.17%) Mandarin Language
4 3 (2.38%) Retail
5 2 (1.59%) Banking
5 2 (1.59%) Games
6 1 (0.79%) Advertising
6 1 (0.79%) Billing
6 1 (0.79%) French Language
6 1 (0.79%) German Language
6 1 (0.79%) Italian Language
6 1 (0.79%) Japanese Language
6 1 (0.79%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 32 (25.40%) Project Manager
2 18 (14.29%) Architect
3 9 (7.14%) Data Centre Engineer
3 9 (7.14%) Infrastructure Manager
3 9 (7.14%) Support Engineer
4 8 (6.35%) IT Manager
4 8 (6.35%) IT Project Manager
5 7 (5.56%) DV Cleared Project Manager
5 7 (5.56%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 7 (5.56%) Solutions Architect
5 7 (5.56%) Technical Manager
6 6 (4.76%) Data Centre Manager
6 6 (4.76%) Linux Engineer
6 6 (4.76%) Technical Project Manager
7 5 (3.97%) Consultant
7 5 (3.97%) Data Centre Project Manager
7 5 (3.97%) Developer
7 5 (3.97%) Infrastructure Architect
7 5 (3.97%) Systems Engineer
8 4 (3.17%) Vendor Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.17%) Kafka
1 4 (3.17%) Web Services
2 3 (2.38%) Elastic Stack
2 3 (2.38%) HTML
3 2 (1.59%) .NET
3 2 (1.59%) Middleware
3 2 (1.59%) Node.js
3 2 (1.59%) SOAP
4 1 (0.79%) Jinja
4 1 (0.79%) LDAP
4 1 (0.79%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (0.79%) Sensu
4 1 (0.79%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (0.79%) WSDL
4 1 (0.79%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.35%) Management Information System
2 7 (5.56%) Private Cloud
3 5 (3.97%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (3.17%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.17%) Public Cloud
5 3 (2.38%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (1.59%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.79%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.79%) Clustering
7 1 (0.79%) CMDB
7 1 (0.79%) Cyber Defence
7 1 (0.79%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.79%) EMC VNX
7 1 (0.79%) Enterprise Cloud
7 1 (0.79%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.79%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.79%) PMI
7 1 (0.79%) Social Media
7 1 (0.79%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 22 (17.46%) Linux
2 18 (14.29%) Windows
3 9 (7.14%) Unix
3 9 (7.14%) Windows Server
4 6 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (3.97%) Solaris
6 3 (2.38%) AIX
6 3 (2.38%) CentOS
6 3 (2.38%) Oracle Linux
7 2 (1.59%) HPUX
7 2 (1.59%) Ubuntu
7 2 (1.59%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.79%) SUSE
8 1 (0.79%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.79%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.79%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.79%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (19.84%) Migration
1 25 (19.84%) Project Management
2 17 (13.49%) PRINCE2
3 15 (11.90%) Stakeholder Management
4 14 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (11.11%) ITIL
4 14 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
4 14 (11.11%) Service Delivery
5 12 (9.52%) Service Management
6 8 (6.35%) Change Management
6 8 (6.35%) Process Improvement
7 7 (5.56%) Waterfall
8 6 (4.76%) Business Intelligence
8 6 (4.76%) DevOps
8 6 (4.76%) Network Virtualisation
9 5 (3.97%) Cybersecurity
9 5 (3.97%) Open Source
9 5 (3.97%) Presales
9 5 (3.97%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
9 5 (3.97%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 12 (9.52%) SQL
2 9 (7.14%) Python
3 4 (3.17%) C
3 4 (3.17%) Perl
4 3 (2.38%) Bash Shell
4 3 (2.38%) JavaScript
4 3 (2.38%) PowerShell
5 2 (1.59%) C#
5 2 (1.59%) Java
5 2 (1.59%) Shell Script
5 2 (1.59%) VB
5 2 (1.59%) VB.NET
5 2 (1.59%) VBA
Qualifications
1 23 (18.25%) Security Cleared
2 13 (10.32%) SC Cleared
3 12 (9.52%) DV Cleared
4 8 (6.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 6 (4.76%) PMP
6 5 (3.97%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (3.97%) Degree
7 4 (3.17%) CCIE
7 4 (3.17%) PMI Certification
8 2 (1.59%) CCNP
8 2 (1.59%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (1.59%) HNC
8 2 (1.59%) PhD
9 1 (0.79%) APMP
9 1 (0.79%) CCDP
9 1 (0.79%) CCIE Routing and Switching
9 1 (0.79%) CCNA
9 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.79%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (9.52%) SLA
2 5 (3.97%) QA
3 2 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.79%) PMO
4 1 (0.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 16 (12.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (5.56%) Active Directory
3 5 (3.97%) KVM
3 5 (3.97%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (3.17%) NFS
5 3 (2.38%) Oracle RAC
5 3 (2.38%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (1.59%) BIND 9
6 2 (1.59%) Docker
6 2 (1.59%) Firmware
6 2 (1.59%) Hyper-V
6 2 (1.59%) Postfix
6 2 (1.59%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (1.59%) vSphere
6 2 (1.59%) Xen
7 1 (0.79%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.79%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (0.79%) Forefront TMG
7 1 (0.79%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.79%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 9 (7.14%) SCCM
2 8 (6.35%) Ansible
3 6 (4.76%) SCOM
4 5 (3.97%) Puppet
5 3 (2.38%) Grafana
5 3 (2.38%) Netcool
6 2 (1.59%) Data Guard
6 2 (1.59%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
6 2 (1.59%) NSN NetAct
6 2 (1.59%) OpenView
6 2 (1.59%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 2 (1.59%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (1.59%) Oracle RMAN
6 2 (1.59%) TeMIP
6 2 (1.59%) vRealize
7 1 (0.79%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.79%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.79%) Red Hat Satellite
7 1 (0.79%) StatsD
7 1 (0.79%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 30 (23.81%) Microsoft
2 25 (19.84%) VMware
3 15 (11.90%) Cisco
4 11 (8.73%) Oracle
4 11 (8.73%) Red Hat
5 10 (7.94%) Juniper
6 9 (7.14%) HP
6 9 (7.14%) Remedy
7 5 (3.97%) BMC
8 4 (3.17%) Alibaba
8 4 (3.17%) CheckPoint
8 4 (3.17%) Citrix
8 4 (3.17%) Huawei
8 4 (3.17%) SolarWinds
8 4 (3.17%) Veeam
9 3 (2.38%) McAfee
9 3 (2.38%) Mirantis
9 3 (2.38%) NetApp
9 3 (2.38%) Palo Alto
9 3 (2.38%) Tekelec