Period
to 20 April 2019

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 20 April 2019 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
20 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 63 69 49
Rank change year-on-year +6 -20 -4
Contract jobs citing Data Centre 142 108 130
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 3.29% 2.68% 3.36%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 10.14% 7.48% 10.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 46 61
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £478 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.99% +13.69% +5.00%
10th Percentile £278 £330 £263
90th Percentile £571 £625 £488
South East median daily rate £413 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -8.33% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 9
Berkshire median hourly rate - £18.11 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +50.88% -73.51%
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £20.66 £16.00
% change year-on-year +117.86% +29.09% -62.79%

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 1,401 1,444 1,185
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 32.45% 35.80% 30.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 655 711 554
Berkshire median daily rate £440 £425 £414
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% +2.72% +3.44%
10th Percentile £284 £263 £229
90th Percentile £588 £588 £563
South East median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +0.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 43 60
Berkshire median hourly rate £13.10 £12.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.17% -20.00% -11.76%
10th Percentile £12.00 £8.00 £11.21
90th Percentile £47.50 £42.90 £55.00
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £20.66 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.85% +21.50% -29.17%

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 20 April 2019.

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 20 April 2019. 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 -14 38 £475 -11.63% 2
Newbury +27 23 £300 +9.09% 2
Bracknell -2 20 £375 - 4
Slough -16 19 £370 -5.13% 5
Maidenhead +5 3 £525 -8.70% 1
Thatcham - 3 £475 -
Wokingham -6 2 £425 -32.00%
Windsor - 1 - - 1
Data Centre
South East

For the 6 months to 20 April 2019, 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 (24.65%) Security Cleared
2 34 (23.94%) Firewall
3 33 (23.24%) Telecoms
4 30 (21.13%) PRINCE2
5 29 (20.42%) Microsoft Azure
6 26 (18.31%) Microsoft
6 26 (18.31%) Migration
7 24 (16.90%) Cisco
8 22 (15.49%) ITIL
9 21 (14.79%) Agile Software Development
9 21 (14.79%) SC Cleared
10 20 (14.08%) Project Management
11 18 (12.68%) Windows
11 18 (12.68%) Linux
11 18 (12.68%) Stakeholder Management
12 17 (11.97%) DV Cleared
13 15 (10.56%) VMware
13 15 (10.56%) Amazon AWS
13 15 (10.56%) DevOps
14 14 (9.86%) DNS
15 13 (9.15%) Unix
15 13 (9.15%) Red Hat
16 12 (8.45%) Juniper
16 12 (8.45%) Python
16 12 (8.45%) Network Security
16 12 (8.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 12 (8.45%) Bash Shell
16 12 (8.45%) Problem-Solving
17 11 (7.75%) Ansible
17 11 (7.75%) SharePoint

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 (7.75%) SharePoint
2 6 (4.23%) OpenStack
3 2 (1.41%) Apache
3 2 (1.41%) Commerce Server
3 2 (1.41%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (1.41%) IIS
3 2 (1.41%) WebSphere
3 2 (1.41%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (0.70%) AutoCAD
1 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (3.52%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.41%) Unica
3 1 (0.70%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.70%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 29 (20.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (10.56%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (7.04%) Office 365
4 7 (4.93%) SaaS
5 6 (4.23%) Google Cloud Platform
5 6 (4.23%) IaaS
6 5 (3.52%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (2.11%) PaaS
8 2 (1.41%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 1 (0.70%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.70%) AWS CloudTrail
9 1 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.70%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 34 (23.94%) Firewall
2 14 (9.86%) DNS
3 12 (8.45%) Network Security
4 11 (7.75%) BGP
5 10 (7.04%) LAN
5 10 (7.04%) VLAN
5 10 (7.04%) VPN
6 9 (6.34%) MPLS
6 9 (6.34%) TCP/IP
7 8 (5.63%) WAN
7 8 (5.63%) Wireless
8 7 (4.93%) NAS
8 7 (4.93%) SNMP
9 6 (4.23%) Internet
10 5 (3.52%) Cisco Firepower
10 5 (3.52%) iSCSI
10 5 (3.52%) OSPF
10 5 (3.52%) SAN
10 5 (3.52%) VXLAN
11 4 (2.82%) Value-Added Service
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (7.04%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.23%) Apache Cassandra
3 5 (3.52%) MariaDB
3 5 (3.52%) MongoDB
3 5 (3.52%) MySQL
3 5 (3.52%) NoSQL
4 3 (2.11%) Big Data
5 2 (1.41%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.41%) DTS
5 2 (1.41%) Oracle Exadata
5 2 (1.41%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.70%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.70%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1 (0.70%) Git (software)
1 1 (0.70%) Jenkins
General
1 33 (23.24%) Telecoms
2 10 (7.04%) Finance
3 2 (1.41%) Legal
4 1 (0.70%) Advertising
4 1 (0.70%) Billing
4 1 (0.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 32 (22.54%) Project Manager
2 26 (18.31%) Architect
3 12 (8.45%) IT Manager
3 12 (8.45%) IT Project Manager
4 10 (7.04%) Data Centre Manager
5 9 (6.34%) Cloud Engineer
6 8 (5.63%) DV Cleared Project Manager
6 8 (5.63%) Infrastructure Manager
7 7 (4.93%) Cloud Architect
7 7 (4.93%) Data Centre Project Manager
7 7 (4.93%) Network Engineer
8 6 (4.23%) Consultant
8 6 (4.23%) Data Centre Engineer
8 6 (4.23%) Data Manager
8 6 (4.23%) Network Architect
9 5 (3.52%) Azure Architect
9 5 (3.52%) Designer
9 5 (3.52%) Developer
9 5 (3.52%) Technical Architect
10 4 (2.82%) IP Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (7.04%) Node.js
2 6 (4.23%) Web Services
3 3 (2.11%) .NET
3 3 (2.11%) HTML
4 2 (1.41%) Elastic Stack
4 2 (1.41%) Kafka
4 2 (1.41%) LDAP
5 1 (0.70%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.04%) Private Cloud
2 9 (6.34%) Public Cloud
3 8 (5.63%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (4.23%) Self-Motivation
5 5 (3.52%) Cloud Native
6 4 (2.82%) Hybrid Cloud
7 3 (2.11%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.41%) PMI
9 1 (0.70%) Clustering
9 1 (0.70%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.70%) Enterprise Cloud
9 1 (0.70%) FMCG
9 1 (0.70%) SCADA
9 1 (0.70%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 18 (12.68%) Linux
1 18 (12.68%) Windows
2 13 (9.15%) Unix
3 7 (4.93%) Windows Server
4 5 (3.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (3.52%) Ubuntu
4 5 (3.52%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (2.82%) AIX
6 2 (1.41%) HPUX
6 2 (1.41%) OpenVMS
6 2 (1.41%) Oracle Linux
6 2 (1.41%) Solaris
6 2 (1.41%) SUSE
7 1 (0.70%) CentOS
7 1 (0.70%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.70%) Windows 2000
7 1 (0.70%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (21.13%) PRINCE2
2 26 (18.31%) Migration
3 22 (15.49%) ITIL
4 21 (14.79%) Agile Software Development
5 20 (14.08%) Project Management
6 18 (12.68%) Stakeholder Management
7 15 (10.56%) DevOps
8 12 (8.45%) Problem-Solving
9 11 (7.75%) Change Management
9 11 (7.75%) Service Delivery
10 9 (6.34%) Network Architecture
11 8 (5.63%) Cybersecurity
11 8 (5.63%) Load Balancing
11 8 (5.63%) Open Source
12 7 (4.93%) PRINCE
12 7 (4.93%) Service Management
12 7 (4.93%) Technical Leadership
13 6 (4.23%) Network Virtualisation
13 6 (4.23%) Proactive Monitoring
13 6 (4.23%) Programme Delivery
Programming Languages
1 12 (8.45%) Bash Shell
1 12 (8.45%) Python
2 11 (7.75%) SQL
3 8 (5.63%) C
4 4 (2.82%) Java
5 3 (2.11%) Perl
5 3 (2.11%) PowerShell
6 2 (1.41%) Fortran
6 2 (1.41%) Korn
6 2 (1.41%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.70%) C#
7 1 (0.70%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.70%) Lingo
7 1 (0.70%) PHP
7 1 (0.70%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 35 (24.65%) Security Cleared
2 21 (14.79%) SC Cleared
3 17 (11.97%) DV Cleared
4 12 (8.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 11 (7.75%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (7.75%) PMI Certification
6 10 (7.04%) PMP
7 6 (4.23%) CCNP
7 6 (4.23%) Degree
8 5 (3.52%) CCIE
9 3 (2.11%) CCNA
10 2 (1.41%) CISM
10 2 (1.41%) CISSP
10 2 (1.41%) CRISC
11 1 (0.70%) HNC
11 1 (0.70%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.34%) SLA
2 2 (1.41%) GDPR
2 2 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.41%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.41%) QA
3 1 (0.70%) COBIT
3 1 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (0.70%) PMO
3 1 (0.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 9 (6.34%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (5.63%) KVM
3 5 (3.52%) BIND 9
3 5 (3.52%) NFS
3 5 (3.52%) Postfix
4 4 (2.82%) Active Directory
4 4 (2.82%) Oracle RAC
5 3 (2.11%) vSphere
5 3 (2.11%) Xen
6 2 (1.41%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.70%) Docker
7 1 (0.70%) Firmware
7 1 (0.70%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.70%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.70%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 11 (7.75%) Ansible
2 5 (3.52%) Terraform
3 4 (2.82%) Puppet
3 4 (2.82%) Red Hat Satellite
4 3 (2.11%) Netcool
5 2 (1.41%) Data Guard
5 2 (1.41%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
5 2 (1.41%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (1.41%) NetBackup
5 2 (1.41%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 2 (1.41%) Oracle RMAN
5 2 (1.41%) SCOM
5 2 (1.41%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (1.41%) vCenter Server
5 2 (1.41%) vRealize
5 2 (1.41%) yum
6 1 (0.70%) CASB
6 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.70%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 26 (18.31%) Microsoft
2 24 (16.90%) Cisco
3 15 (10.56%) VMware
4 13 (9.15%) Red Hat
5 12 (8.45%) Juniper
6 7 (4.93%) EMC
6 7 (4.93%) Oracle
6 7 (4.93%) Remedy
7 6 (4.23%) BMC
7 6 (4.23%) Dell
8 5 (3.52%) HP
8 5 (3.52%) McAfee
8 5 (3.52%) Mirantis
9 4 (2.82%) CheckPoint
9 4 (2.82%) Google
10 3 (2.11%) F5
10 3 (2.11%) IBM
10 3 (2.11%) SolarWinds
10 3 (2.11%) TOWER Software
11 2 (1.41%) Palo Alto