Period
to 20 August 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 August 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 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 53 55 53
Rank change year-on-year +2 -2 -9
Contract jobs citing Data Centre 151 129 112
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 3.62% 3.31% 2.92%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 11.78% 9.48% 9.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 66 49
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +12.50%
10th Percentile £275 £171 £286
90th Percentile £519 £625 £620
South East median daily rate £425 £450 £438
% change year-on-year -5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 3 10
Berkshire median hourly rate £80.00 £17.50 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +357.14% +45.83% -4.00%
South East median hourly rate £80.00 £42.96 £12.00
% change year-on-year +86.22% +258.00% -50.77%

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 1,282 1,361 1,193
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 30.77% 34.88% 31.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 591 678 532
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £414 £424
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.76% -2.36% +5.94%
10th Percentile £230 £220 £250
90th Percentile £588 £575 £600
South East median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 40 70
Berkshire median hourly rate £25.00 £19.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.21% +56.00% -28.57%
10th Percentile £12.00 £8.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £83.50 £46.08 £31.35
South East median hourly rate £30.67 £22.75 £18.00
% change year-on-year +34.82% +26.39% -20.00%

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 August 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Data Centre in Berkshire over the 6 months to 20 August 2019.

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 20 August 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 -3 46 £450 -5.26% 7
Slough -11 21 £340 +58.14% 5
Newbury +7 16 £425 +25.93% 2
Bracknell -4 13 £398 -1.24% 3
Maidenhead +18 11 £413 - 4
Ascot - 1 £300 - 1
Thatcham - 1 £450 -
Data Centre
South East

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 53 (35.10%) Security Cleared
2 44 (29.14%) Cisco
3 40 (26.49%) Microsoft Azure
4 37 (24.50%) SC Cleared
5 32 (21.19%) Microsoft
5 32 (21.19%) Firewall
6 31 (20.53%) Enterprise Architecture
6 31 (20.53%) Telecoms
7 30 (19.87%) Cisco Certification
8 29 (19.21%) Network Security
8 29 (19.21%) Architecture Roadmap
9 28 (18.54%) Strategic Roadmap
10 27 (17.88%) Migration
11 25 (16.56%) ITIL
11 25 (16.56%) IaaS
12 24 (15.89%) DNS
12 24 (15.89%) LAN
13 23 (15.23%) Degree
14 21 (13.91%) Computer Science
14 21 (13.91%) Agile Software Development
14 21 (13.91%) TOGAF
14 21 (13.91%) WAN
14 21 (13.91%) SaaS
15 20 (13.25%) CCIE
16 19 (12.58%) Juniper
16 19 (12.58%) Conceptual Models
17 18 (11.92%) Waterfall
17 18 (11.92%) Public Cloud
17 18 (11.92%) DV Cleared
17 18 (11.92%) Amazon AWS

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 3 (1.99%) Apache
1 3 (1.99%) Commerce Server
1 3 (1.99%) WebSphere
1 3 (1.99%) WebSphere Application Server
2 2 (1.32%) MS Project Server
2 2 (1.32%) OpenStack
2 2 (1.32%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.66%) IBM Notes
3 1 (0.66%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.66%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.66%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 13 (8.61%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.32%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.66%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (0.66%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 40 (26.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 25 (16.56%) IaaS
3 21 (13.91%) SaaS
4 18 (11.92%) Amazon AWS
5 14 (9.27%) Office 365
6 12 (7.95%) PaaS
7 10 (6.62%) AWS CloudFormation
7 10 (6.62%) Google Cloud Platform
8 5 (3.31%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 2 (1.32%) Amazon S3
9 2 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (1.32%) Power Platform
10 1 (0.66%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.66%) AWS CloudTrail
10 1 (0.66%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.66%) Serverless
10 1 (0.66%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 32 (21.19%) Firewall
2 29 (19.21%) Network Security
3 24 (15.89%) DNS
3 24 (15.89%) LAN
4 21 (13.91%) WAN
5 17 (11.26%) Internet
6 16 (10.60%) VPN
7 15 (9.93%) Software-Defined Networking
8 13 (8.61%) BGP
9 12 (7.95%) TCP/IP
10 11 (7.28%) Cisco ASA
11 9 (5.96%) SNMP
12 8 (5.30%) 3GPP
12 8 (5.30%) iSCSI
13 7 (4.64%) Cisco Nexus
13 7 (4.64%) DHCP
13 7 (4.64%) Intrusion Detection
13 7 (4.64%) IPsec
13 7 (4.64%) Reverse Proxy
13 7 (4.64%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.65%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.99%) MySQL
3 2 (1.32%) Big Data
3 2 (1.32%) Power BI
4 1 (0.66%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (0.66%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (0.66%) BigQuery
4 1 (0.66%) MariaDB
4 1 (0.66%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.66%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.66%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (1.99%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.32%) JIRA
3 1 (0.66%) CircleCI
3 1 (0.66%) Git (software)
General
1 31 (20.53%) Telecoms
2 7 (4.64%) Finance
3 4 (2.65%) Legal
4 2 (1.32%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (1.32%) Public Sector
5 1 (0.66%) Back Office
5 1 (0.66%) Billing
5 1 (0.66%) Retail
Job Titles
1 64 (42.38%) Architect
2 21 (13.91%) Network Architect
3 17 (11.26%) Cloud Architect
4 13 (8.61%) Network Engineer
5 11 (7.28%) Project Manager
6 10 (6.62%) Solutions Architect
7 8 (5.30%) Azure Architect
7 8 (5.30%) Consultant
7 8 (5.30%) DevOps Engineer
7 8 (5.30%) Security Architect
8 7 (4.64%) Cloud Engineer
8 7 (4.64%) IP Architect
9 6 (3.97%) Infrastructure Architect
9 6 (3.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 6 (3.97%) Network Security Architect
10 5 (3.31%) Operations Engineer
10 5 (3.31%) Technical Consultant
11 4 (2.65%) Designer
11 4 (2.65%) Office 365 Architect
11 4 (2.65%) Storage Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (6.62%) Node.js
2 5 (3.31%) Web Services
3 4 (2.65%) Elastic Stack
4 3 (1.99%) 802.1X
5 2 (1.32%) .NET
6 1 (0.66%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 18 (11.92%) Public Cloud
2 10 (6.62%) Cloud Native
3 9 (5.96%) Private Cloud
4 8 (5.30%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (3.97%) N-Tier
5 6 (3.97%) Replication
5 6 (3.97%) Self-Motivation
6 5 (3.31%) Clustering
6 5 (3.31%) Hybrid Cloud
7 4 (2.65%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.99%) Client/Server
8 3 (1.99%) Data Protection Act
8 3 (1.99%) HP Storage
9 2 (1.32%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 2 (1.32%) Fibre Optics
10 1 (0.66%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.66%) FMCG
10 1 (0.66%) Linux Command Line
10 1 (0.66%) RSA SecurID
10 1 (0.66%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 15 (9.93%) Windows
2 14 (9.27%) Linux
3 7 (4.64%) Unix
4 5 (3.31%) Windows Server
5 3 (1.99%) AIX
5 3 (1.99%) CentOS
5 3 (1.99%) SUSE
5 3 (1.99%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (1.32%) Solaris
6 2 (1.32%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.66%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.66%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.66%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.66%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (20.53%) Enterprise Architecture
2 29 (19.21%) Architecture Roadmap
3 28 (18.54%) Strategic Roadmap
4 27 (17.88%) Migration
5 25 (16.56%) ITIL
6 21 (13.91%) Agile Software Development
6 21 (13.91%) Computer Science
6 21 (13.91%) TOGAF
7 19 (12.58%) Conceptual Models
8 18 (11.92%) Waterfall
9 17 (11.26%) DevOps
9 17 (11.26%) SIEM
10 15 (9.93%) Cybersecurity
10 15 (9.93%) Load Balancing
10 15 (9.93%) Technical Architecture
11 14 (9.27%) Information Management
11 14 (9.27%) Network Architecture
11 14 (9.27%) Network Design
12 13 (8.61%) Architectural Design
13 12 (7.95%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 14 (9.27%) Bash Shell
1 14 (9.27%) Python
2 5 (3.31%) Java
2 5 (3.31%) SQL
3 3 (1.99%) Korn
4 1 (0.66%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.66%) Lingo
4 1 (0.66%) Perl
4 1 (0.66%) PHP
4 1 (0.66%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.66%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 53 (35.10%) Security Cleared
2 37 (24.50%) SC Cleared
3 30 (19.87%) Cisco Certification
4 23 (15.23%) Degree
5 20 (13.25%) CCIE
6 18 (11.92%) DV Cleared
7 11 (7.28%) CCNP
8 9 (5.96%) CCNA
9 8 (5.30%) CISM
9 8 (5.30%) CISSP
9 8 (5.30%) CRISC
10 3 (1.99%) CCDA
10 3 (1.99%) CCDP
10 3 (1.99%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (1.99%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 2 (1.32%) PMI Certification
11 2 (1.32%) PMP
11 2 (1.32%) TOGAF Certification
12 1 (0.66%) CCSA
12 1 (0.66%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (11.26%) COBIT
2 9 (5.96%) PCI DSS
3 8 (5.30%) GDPR
3 8 (5.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (5.30%) NIST
4 7 (4.64%) SLA
5 3 (1.99%) NCSC
6 2 (1.32%) PMO
6 2 (1.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.66%) GxP
7 1 (0.66%) QA
System Software
1 12 (7.95%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (3.97%) Active Directory
2 6 (3.97%) vSphere
3 2 (1.32%) Docker
3 2 (1.32%) Firmware
3 2 (1.32%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.32%) vCloud
4 1 (0.66%) BIND 9
4 1 (0.66%) KVM
4 1 (0.66%) NFS
4 1 (0.66%) Postfix
4 1 (0.66%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 12 (7.95%) Ansible
2 11 (7.28%) Terraform
3 4 (2.65%) QRadar
3 4 (2.65%) Red Hat Satellite
3 4 (2.65%) SCOM
3 4 (2.65%) vCenter Server
4 3 (1.99%) Avamar
4 3 (1.99%) NetBackup
4 3 (1.99%) Puppet
4 3 (1.99%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 3 (1.99%) vRealize
4 3 (1.99%) yum
5 2 (1.32%) Kubernetes
5 2 (1.32%) Nessus
5 2 (1.32%) SCCM
6 1 (0.66%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.66%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.66%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 44 (29.14%) Cisco
2 32 (21.19%) Microsoft
3 19 (12.58%) Juniper
4 16 (10.60%) VMware
5 13 (8.61%) CheckPoint
6 12 (7.95%) HP
7 9 (5.96%) Palo Alto
8 8 (5.30%) Fortinet
9 7 (4.64%) Dell
9 7 (4.64%) Google
10 6 (3.97%) McAfee
11 5 (3.31%) Red Hat
11 5 (3.31%) SAP
12 4 (2.65%) EMC
12 4 (2.65%) Extreme Networks
12 4 (2.65%) F5
12 4 (2.65%) Gigya
12 4 (2.65%) Meraki
12 4 (2.65%) Oracle
13 3 (1.99%) Alibaba