Period
to 21 August 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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 52 49 45
Rank change year-on-year -3 -4 -4
Contract jobs citing Data Centre 129 113 204
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 3.30% 2.94% 4.32%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 9.27% 9.19% 14.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 49 123
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £438 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.86% +9.38% -5.88%
10th Percentile £171 £228 £313
90th Percentile £625 £620 £575
South East median daily rate £450 £433 £425
% change year-on-year +3.93% +1.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 11
Berkshire median hourly rate £17.50 £12.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.83% -4.00% -28.57%
10th Percentile £13.45 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £48.55 £12.00 £45.00
South East median hourly rate £42.96 £12.00 £24.38
% change year-on-year +258.00% -50.77% +4.66%

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 1,392 1,229 1,408
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 35.65% 32.02% 29.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 685 550 740
Berkshire median daily rate £413 £411 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.30% +2.81% +2.56%
10th Percentile £222 £247 £250
90th Percentile £575 £600 £563
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 72 64
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £13.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +53.85% -25.71% -5.41%
10th Percentile £8.00 £11.03 £11.48
90th Percentile £46.60 £32.15 £41.20
South East median hourly rate £30.00 £18.26 £23.00
% change year-on-year +64.29% -20.61% +33.57%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 21 August 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 +11 50 £475 - 18
Slough +11 39 £215 -38.57% 7
Bracknell -17 13 £403 +23.85% 2
Wokingham - 5 £600 - 1
Newbury -13 3 £338 -3.57%
Maidenhead -8 1 - - 1
Data Centre
South East

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 35 (27.13%) Project Management
2 32 (24.81%) Cisco
3 31 (24.03%) Telecoms
4 28 (21.71%) Degree
5 26 (20.16%) Linux
6 24 (18.60%) Computer Science
7 22 (17.05%) SLA
8 20 (15.50%) Migration
8 20 (15.50%) Microsoft Azure
8 20 (15.50%) Analytical Skills
8 20 (15.50%) Problem-Solving
9 19 (14.73%) Oracle
10 18 (13.95%) Security Cleared
10 18 (13.95%) Customer Requirements
11 17 (13.18%) ITIL
12 15 (11.63%) Microsoft Excel
12 15 (11.63%) Huawei
13 14 (10.85%) Network Security
13 14 (10.85%) C
13 14 (10.85%) Juniper
13 14 (10.85%) Digital Economy
13 14 (10.85%) Self-Motivation
14 13 (10.08%) SC Cleared
14 13 (10.08%) Project Planning
15 12 (9.30%) WAN
15 12 (9.30%) LAN
15 12 (9.30%) Stakeholder Management
15 12 (9.30%) Finance
15 12 (9.30%) Private Cloud
15 12 (9.30%) Data Centre Operations

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 (3.10%) Apache
2 3 (2.33%) OpenStack
3 2 (1.55%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.78%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.78%) WebSphere
Applications
1 15 (11.63%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (8.53%) MS Visio
3 5 (3.88%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (1.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (1.55%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (3.88%) Oracle Payables
2 3 (2.33%) Oracle Receivables
3 2 (1.55%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (1.55%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.78%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 20 (15.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (3.10%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (3.10%) PaaS
3 3 (2.33%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (2.33%) IaaS
4 2 (1.55%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 2 (1.55%) Office 365
5 1 (0.78%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (10.85%) Network Security
2 12 (9.30%) LAN
2 12 (9.30%) WAN
3 11 (8.53%) Firewall
3 11 (8.53%) Wireless
4 9 (6.98%) MPLS
5 5 (3.88%) IPsec
5 5 (3.88%) SNMP
5 5 (3.88%) SSL
5 5 (3.88%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (3.10%) DNS
6 4 (3.10%) WLAN
7 3 (2.33%) 3G
7 3 (2.33%) BGP
7 3 (2.33%) Ethernet
8 2 (1.55%) BIG-IP
8 2 (1.55%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 2 (1.55%) OSPF
8 2 (1.55%) Structured Cabling
8 2 (1.55%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.20%) Power BI
2 6 (4.65%) DB2
3 5 (3.88%) Hadoop
4 4 (3.10%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (3.10%) QlikView
5 3 (2.33%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.55%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (1.55%) Big Data
6 2 (1.55%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.55%) Redis
7 1 (0.78%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (1.55%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.78%) JIRA
General
1 31 (24.03%) Telecoms
2 14 (10.85%) Digital Economy
3 12 (9.30%) Finance
4 11 (8.53%) Mandarin Language
5 8 (6.20%) Games
5 8 (6.20%) German Language
6 6 (4.65%) French Language
7 4 (3.10%) Banking
7 4 (3.10%) Billing
8 3 (2.33%) Retail
9 1 (0.78%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.78%) Law
9 1 (0.78%) Marketing
9 1 (0.78%) Portuguese Language
9 1 (0.78%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.78%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 26 (20.16%) Architect
2 23 (17.83%) Data Centre Engineer
3 19 (14.73%) Analyst
4 16 (12.40%) Project Manager
5 12 (9.30%) Network Engineer
6 11 (8.53%) Support Engineer
7 10 (7.75%) Cloud Architect
7 10 (7.75%) Project Engineer
8 9 (6.98%) Consultant
8 9 (6.98%) Solutions Architect
9 8 (6.20%) 1st Line Engineer
9 8 (6.20%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 8 (6.20%) Lead Architect
10 7 (5.43%) Data Centre Architect
11 6 (4.65%) Migration Architect
11 6 (4.65%) Network Architect
12 5 (3.88%) Infrastructure Manager
12 5 (3.88%) Infrastructure Project Manager
12 5 (3.88%) Senior Analyst
13 4 (3.10%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.55%) Elastic Stack
1 2 (1.55%) Kafka
1 2 (1.55%) Middleware
1 2 (1.55%) RabbitMQ
1 2 (1.55%) Sensu
1 2 (1.55%) SOAP
2 1 (0.78%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 24 (18.60%) Computer Science
2 20 (15.50%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (10.85%) Self-Motivation
4 12 (9.30%) Private Cloud
5 10 (7.75%) Management Information System
5 10 (7.75%) PMI
6 4 (3.10%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.55%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.78%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.78%) CMDB
8 1 (0.78%) Cyber Defence
8 1 (0.78%) EMC VNX
8 1 (0.78%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.78%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.78%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.78%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 26 (20.16%) Linux
2 9 (6.98%) Windows
3 5 (3.88%) Unix
4 4 (3.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (2.33%) CentOS
5 3 (2.33%) Solaris
5 3 (2.33%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.78%) AIX
6 1 (0.78%) Oracle Linux
6 1 (0.78%) SUSE
6 1 (0.78%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.78%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (27.13%) Project Management
2 20 (15.50%) Migration
2 20 (15.50%) Problem-Solving
3 18 (13.95%) Customer Requirements
4 17 (13.18%) ITIL
5 13 (10.08%) Project Planning
6 12 (9.30%) Data Centre Operations
6 12 (9.30%) Stakeholder Management
7 10 (7.75%) Decision-Making
8 8 (6.20%) Business Intelligence
9 7 (5.43%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (5.43%) Service Delivery
9 7 (5.43%) Service Management
10 6 (4.65%) Change Management
10 6 (4.65%) Network Monitoring
11 5 (3.88%) Capacity Planning
11 5 (3.88%) Line Management
11 5 (3.88%) Network Management
11 5 (3.88%) Performance Optimisation
11 5 (3.88%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 14 (10.85%) C
2 10 (7.75%) Python
3 7 (5.43%) Java
4 6 (4.65%) SQL
5 5 (3.88%) PHP
6 4 (3.10%) JavaScript
6 4 (3.10%) Perl
7 2 (1.55%) AWK
7 2 (1.55%) Bash Shell
7 2 (1.55%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 28 (21.71%) Degree
2 18 (13.95%) Security Cleared
3 13 (10.08%) SC Cleared
4 11 (8.53%) PMP
5 10 (7.75%) PMI Certification
6 6 (4.65%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (3.88%) CCNP
7 5 (3.88%) DV Cleared
8 3 (2.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 2 (1.55%) HNC
9 2 (1.55%) PhD
10 1 (0.78%) CCNA
10 1 (0.78%) CISSP
10 1 (0.78%) Computer Science Degree
10 1 (0.78%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (17.05%) SLA
2 7 (5.43%) QA
2 7 (5.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (3.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (6.98%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (3.88%) StorNext
3 3 (2.33%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (1.55%) Apache Flume
4 2 (1.55%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 2 (1.55%) Firmware
4 2 (1.55%) NFS
4 2 (1.55%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (1.55%) vSphere
5 1 (0.78%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.78%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.78%) Snort
5 1 (0.78%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 7 (5.43%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 5 (3.88%) FortiGate
2 5 (3.88%) SCCM
2 5 (3.88%) SCOM
3 4 (3.10%) Puppet
4 3 (2.33%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (1.55%) Ansible
5 2 (1.55%) Graphite
5 2 (1.55%) Kibana
5 2 (1.55%) Mesos
5 2 (1.55%) Nagios
5 2 (1.55%) Netcool
5 2 (1.55%) NSN NetAct
5 2 (1.55%) OpenView
5 2 (1.55%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.55%) Salt
5 2 (1.55%) StatsD
5 2 (1.55%) TeMIP
5 2 (1.55%) Terraform
5 2 (1.55%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 32 (24.81%) Cisco
2 19 (14.73%) Oracle
3 15 (11.63%) Huawei
4 14 (10.85%) Juniper
5 11 (8.53%) Alibaba
5 11 (8.53%) Microsoft
5 11 (8.53%) VMware
6 9 (6.98%) Extreme Networks
7 7 (5.43%) IBM
8 6 (4.65%) HP
8 6 (4.65%) Red Hat
9 5 (3.88%) CheckPoint
9 5 (3.88%) Palo Alto
9 5 (3.88%) Remedy
10 4 (3.10%) Brocade
10 4 (3.10%) Ruckus Wireless
10 4 (3.10%) Veeam
11 3 (2.33%) F5
11 3 (2.33%) Infovista
11 3 (2.33%) SolarWinds