Period
to 25 May 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 25 May 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
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 57 56 45
Rank change year-on-year -1 -11 +1
Contract jobs citing Data Centre 123 109 200
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 3.11% 2.88% 4.05%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 8.58% 9.09% 14.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 49 128
Berkshire median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £208 £257 £256
90th Percentile £625 £565 £508
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 6
Berkshire median hourly rate £19.38 £12.00 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +61.50% -68.83% +133.33%
10th Percentile £16.61 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £46.33 £20.60 £63.00
South East median hourly rate £30.00 £12.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year +150.00% -70.73% +148.48%

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 1,434 1,199 1,404
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 36.24% 31.64% 28.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 712 541 763
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £263 £254 £238
90th Percentile £588 £575 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 65 58
Berkshire median hourly rate £13.35 £14.20 £16.05
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.99% -11.50% -6.82%
10th Percentile £8.00 £11.55 £12.14
90th Percentile £48.43 £37.05 £55.65
South East median hourly rate £32.50 £17.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year +91.18% -26.09% +39.39%

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 25 May 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 25 May 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 25 May 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 +15 48 £513 +13.89% 24
Slough +17 39 £270 -22.86% 7
Bracknell -16 13 £450 +63.79%
Wokingham - 4 £625 - 1
Maidenhead -2 2 £575 - 3
Newbury -27 2 £250 -44.44% 4
Data Centre
South East

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 33 (26.83%) Cisco
2 32 (26.02%) Project Management
3 27 (21.95%) Degree
4 22 (17.89%) Telecoms
5 21 (17.07%) Security Cleared
5 21 (17.07%) Digital Economy
6 20 (16.26%) Computer Science
6 20 (16.26%) Linux
7 19 (15.45%) Microsoft Azure
8 18 (14.63%) Oracle
8 18 (14.63%) SLA
8 18 (14.63%) Migration
8 18 (14.63%) Customer Requirements
9 17 (13.82%) Finance
9 17 (13.82%) ITIL
10 16 (13.01%) SC Cleared
10 16 (13.01%) Analytical Skills
11 15 (12.20%) Microsoft Excel
12 14 (11.38%) LAN
12 14 (11.38%) WAN
12 14 (11.38%) Network Security
13 13 (10.57%) MS Visio
14 12 (9.76%) Microsoft
14 12 (9.76%) Cisco Certification
14 12 (9.76%) PMP
14 12 (9.76%) Juniper
14 12 (9.76%) Firewall
14 12 (9.76%) Project Planning
14 12 (9.76%) Problem-Solving
15 11 (8.94%) 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 2 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (1.63%) IIS
1 2 (1.63%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 15 (12.20%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (10.57%) MS Visio
3 5 (4.07%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (1.63%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (1.63%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (6.50%) Oracle Payables
2 4 (3.25%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (3.25%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.81%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 19 (15.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (4.07%) PaaS
3 4 (3.25%) Office 365
4 2 (1.63%) IaaS
5 1 (0.81%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.81%) Azure Data Factory
5 1 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.81%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 14 (11.38%) LAN
1 14 (11.38%) Network Security
1 14 (11.38%) WAN
2 12 (9.76%) Firewall
3 10 (8.13%) Wireless
4 6 (4.88%) Cisco Nexus
5 5 (4.07%) IPsec
5 5 (4.07%) SNMP
5 5 (4.07%) SSL
6 4 (3.25%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (3.25%) WLAN
7 3 (2.44%) Ethernet
7 3 (2.44%) MPLS
7 3 (2.44%) SAN
7 3 (2.44%) VLAN
7 3 (2.44%) VPN
8 2 (1.63%) DNS
8 2 (1.63%) IPv4
8 2 (1.63%) Software-Defined Networking
8 2 (1.63%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.69%) Power BI
2 6 (4.88%) Hadoop
3 5 (4.07%) DB2
4 4 (3.25%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (3.25%) QlikView
5 3 (2.44%) Big Data
6 2 (1.63%) SQL Server
7 1 (0.81%) GIS
7 1 (0.81%) InterSystems Cache
7 1 (0.81%) Redis
Development Applications
1 2 (1.63%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (0.81%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.81%) JIRA
2 1 (0.81%) Maven
2 1 (0.81%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 22 (17.89%) Telecoms
2 21 (17.07%) Digital Economy
3 17 (13.82%) Finance
4 11 (8.94%) German Language
5 8 (6.50%) French Language
5 8 (6.50%) Mandarin Language
6 7 (5.69%) Banking
6 7 (5.69%) Games
7 5 (4.07%) Billing
8 3 (2.44%) Retail
8 3 (2.44%) Swedish Language
9 1 (0.81%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.81%) Law
9 1 (0.81%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.81%) Portuguese Language
9 1 (0.81%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 23 (18.70%) Analyst
2 22 (17.89%) Architect
3 18 (14.63%) Data Centre Engineer
4 17 (13.82%) Project Manager
5 14 (11.38%) Network Engineer
6 10 (8.13%) Cloud Architect
6 10 (8.13%) Project Engineer
7 9 (7.32%) Consultant
8 8 (6.50%) Infrastructure Manager
8 8 (6.50%) Infrastructure Project Manager
9 7 (5.69%) Data Centre Architect
9 7 (5.69%) Lead Architect
10 6 (4.88%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 6 (4.88%) Migration Architect
10 6 (4.88%) Solutions Architect
10 6 (4.88%) Support Engineer
11 5 (4.07%) Azure Consultant
11 5 (4.07%) Billing Analyst
11 5 (4.07%) Cisco Engineer
11 5 (4.07%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.63%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 20 (16.26%) Computer Science
2 16 (13.01%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (8.13%) PMI
4 9 (7.32%) Self-Motivation
5 8 (6.50%) Management Information System
6 7 (5.69%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.81%) Clustering
7 1 (0.81%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.81%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 20 (16.26%) Linux
2 11 (8.94%) Windows
3 4 (3.25%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.63%) Mesosphere
5 1 (0.81%) CentOS
5 1 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.81%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.81%) Unix
5 1 (0.81%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (26.02%) Project Management
2 18 (14.63%) Customer Requirements
2 18 (14.63%) Migration
3 17 (13.82%) ITIL
4 12 (9.76%) Problem-Solving
4 12 (9.76%) Project Planning
5 11 (8.94%) Data Centre Operations
6 8 (6.50%) Accounts Payable
6 8 (6.50%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (6.50%) PRINCE2
6 8 (6.50%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (5.69%) Business Intelligence
8 6 (4.88%) Decision-Making
8 6 (4.88%) DevOps
8 6 (4.88%) Load Balancing
8 6 (4.88%) Network Monitoring
9 5 (4.07%) Collaborative Working
9 5 (4.07%) Data Management
9 5 (4.07%) Line Management
9 5 (4.07%) Strategic Planning
Programming Languages
1 11 (8.94%) C
2 7 (5.69%) Python
3 5 (4.07%) PowerShell
4 4 (3.25%) Java
4 4 (3.25%) PHP
4 4 (3.25%) SQL
5 1 (0.81%) C#
Qualifications
1 27 (21.95%) Degree
2 21 (17.07%) Security Cleared
3 16 (13.01%) SC Cleared
4 12 (9.76%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (9.76%) PMP
5 11 (8.94%) PMI Certification
6 8 (6.50%) CCNP
7 5 (4.07%) DV Cleared
8 4 (3.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 3 (2.44%) CCIE
9 3 (2.44%) CCNA
10 2 (1.63%) CCDP
10 2 (1.63%) HNC
10 2 (1.63%) MCSA
10 2 (1.63%) MCSE
10 2 (1.63%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (1.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (0.81%) CISSP
11 1 (0.81%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (14.63%) SLA
2 9 (7.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (2.44%) QA
4 2 (1.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.81%) PMO
System Software
1 5 (4.07%) Active Directory
1 5 (4.07%) StorNext
2 4 (3.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.44%) Docker
3 3 (2.44%) vSphere
4 2 (1.63%) Firmware
4 2 (1.63%) vCloud
4 2 (1.63%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (1.63%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.81%) BitLocker
5 1 (0.81%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.81%) KVM
5 1 (0.81%) Snort
Systems Management
1 6 (4.88%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 5 (4.07%) FortiGate
3 4 (3.25%) Ansible
4 3 (2.44%) Cisco CUCM
4 3 (2.44%) SCCM
4 3 (2.44%) SCOM
5 2 (1.63%) Netcool
5 2 (1.63%) Terraform
6 1 (0.81%) BMC PATROL
6 1 (0.81%) Control-M
6 1 (0.81%) Docker Swarm
6 1 (0.81%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.81%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 33 (26.83%) Cisco
2 18 (14.63%) Oracle
3 12 (9.76%) Juniper
3 12 (9.76%) Microsoft
4 11 (8.94%) VMware
5 10 (8.13%) Huawei
6 9 (7.32%) Extreme Networks
7 7 (5.69%) Alibaba
8 6 (4.88%) CheckPoint
8 6 (4.88%) HP
8 6 (4.88%) IBM
9 4 (3.25%) Brocade
9 4 (3.25%) F5
9 4 (3.25%) Ruckus Wireless
10 3 (2.44%) Barracuda Networks
10 3 (2.44%) Infovista
10 3 (2.44%) Palo Alto
10 3 (2.44%) Veeam
11 2 (1.63%) BT
11 2 (1.63%) Red Hat