Period
to 16 December 2017

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 16 December 2017 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
16 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 59 40 39
Rank change year-on-year -19 -1 +2
Contract jobs citing Data Centre 122 189 218
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 2.97% 4.42% 4.26%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 8.85% 15.29% 14.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 90 173
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -9.09% +17.33%
10th Percentile £266 £313 £270
90th Percentile £600 £526 £700
South East median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 18 6
Berkshire median hourly rate £18.00 £43.28 £43.46
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -58.41% -0.41% +44.86%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.25 £15.63
90th Percentile £20.88 £55.00 £51.08
South East median hourly rate £20.00 £23.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -15.79% -20.83% -20.00%

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 1378 1236 1525
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 33.59% 28.93% 29.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 716 609 842
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £233 £224 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £538
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +7.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 64 70
Berkshire median hourly rate £17.48 £20.50 £18.30
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.73% +12.01% -3.67%
10th Percentile £10.40 £12.25 £11.80
90th Percentile £39.50 £53.35 £43.75
South East median hourly rate £23.14 £21.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year +10.19% +7.69% +14.71%

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 16 December 2017.

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 16 December 2017. 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 -23 38 £438 +25.00% 3
Bracknell +4 26 £400 +3.23% 2
Slough 0 13 £390 +11.83% 2
Newbury -12 6 £350 -26.32% 1
Data Centre
South East

For the 6 months to 16 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Data Centre also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for Data Centre.

1 42 (34.43%) Cisco
2 33 (27.05%) Linux
3 30 (24.59%) Windows
3 30 (24.59%) VMware
4 28 (22.95%) Firewall
5 20 (16.39%) Oracle
5 20 (16.39%) Cisco Certification
6 18 (14.75%) HP
6 18 (14.75%) Telecoms
6 18 (14.75%) Migration
7 17 (13.93%) WAN
7 17 (13.93%) Network Security
8 15 (12.30%) VMware Infrastructure
8 15 (12.30%) IBM
8 15 (12.30%) Python
8 15 (12.30%) MPLS
9 14 (11.48%) Wireless
9 14 (11.48%) Degree
10 13 (10.66%) EMC
10 13 (10.66%) Juniper
10 13 (10.66%) Analytical Skills
11 12 (9.84%) VxBlock/Vblock
11 12 (9.84%) Windows Server
11 12 (9.84%) VMware ESXi
11 12 (9.84%) CCNP
11 12 (9.84%) TCP/IP
11 12 (9.84%) Network Design
12 11 (9.02%) Load Balancing
12 11 (9.02%) CCIE
12 11 (9.02%) DNS

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 6 (4.92%) OpenStack
2 3 (2.46%) IIS
2 3 (2.46%) MS Exchange
2 3 (2.46%) WebLogic
3 2 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.82%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.82%) IBM Domino
4 1 (0.82%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.82%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 6 (4.92%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (2.46%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.64%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.64%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.82%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (0.82%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (0.82%) Sprinklr
1 1 (0.82%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.74%) IaaS
1 7 (5.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (3.28%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (3.28%) GitHub
3 3 (2.46%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (2.46%) HP Helion
3 3 (2.46%) PaaS
4 2 (1.64%) IBM Cloud
4 2 (1.64%) Office 365
5 1 (0.82%) Bluemix
5 1 (0.82%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.82%) SaaS
5 1 (0.82%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 28 (22.95%) Firewall
2 17 (13.93%) Network Security
2 17 (13.93%) WAN
3 15 (12.30%) MPLS
4 14 (11.48%) Wireless
5 12 (9.84%) TCP/IP
6 11 (9.02%) DNS
6 11 (9.02%) SAN
7 10 (8.20%) BGP
7 10 (8.20%) Cisco ASA
7 10 (8.20%) Fibre Channel
8 8 (6.56%) Cisco Nexus
8 8 (6.56%) DHCP
8 8 (6.56%) Ethernet
8 8 (6.56%) LAN
8 8 (6.56%) VPN
9 6 (4.92%) IPsec
10 5 (4.10%) Internet
10 5 (4.10%) LDAP
10 5 (4.10%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.92%) Big Data
2 5 (4.10%) GIS
2 5 (4.10%) Hadoop
2 5 (4.10%) Oracle Exadata
3 4 (3.28%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (3.28%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.64%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.82%) Apache Hive
5 1 (0.82%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.82%) DB2
5 1 (0.82%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.82%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.82%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (0.82%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.82%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.82%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.82%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.82%) Sqoop
5 1 (0.82%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 6 (4.92%) Git (software)
1 6 (4.92%) JIRA
2 5 (4.10%) Jenkins
3 3 (2.46%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.82%) Vagrant
General
1 18 (14.75%) Telecoms
2 9 (7.38%) Retail
3 6 (4.92%) Finance
4 3 (2.46%) French Language
4 3 (2.46%) German Language
4 3 (2.46%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.64%) Advertising
5 2 (1.64%) Banking
5 2 (1.64%) Digital Economy
5 2 (1.64%) Legal
5 2 (1.64%) Marketing
6 1 (0.82%) Publishing
6 1 (0.82%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 39 (31.97%) Architect
2 19 (15.57%) Network Engineer
3 11 (9.02%) Project Manager
4 10 (8.20%) Data Centre Engineer
5 8 (6.56%) Infrastructure Manager
5 8 (6.56%) Network Architect
5 8 (6.56%) Technical Architect
6 7 (5.74%) Cloud Architect
6 7 (5.74%) Consultant
6 7 (5.74%) Data Centre Technician
6 7 (5.74%) Infrastructure Architect
6 7 (5.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 6 (4.92%) Data Architect
7 6 (4.92%) Data Technician
7 6 (4.92%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 5 (4.10%) Analyst
8 5 (4.10%) Solutions Architect
8 5 (4.10%) Strategy Architect
9 4 (3.28%) Big Data Architect
9 4 (3.28%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.64%) Middleware
1 2 (1.64%) REST
2 1 (0.82%) Kafka
2 1 (0.82%) PySpark
2 1 (0.82%) Spark Streaming
2 1 (0.82%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (10.66%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (9.84%) VxBlock/Vblock
3 10 (8.20%) Private Cloud
4 8 (6.56%) EMC VNX
5 5 (4.10%) Computer Science
5 5 (4.10%) Oracle Exalogic
6 4 (3.28%) Management Information System
7 3 (2.46%) Clustering
7 3 (2.46%) Replication
8 2 (1.64%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.82%) Blog
9 1 (0.82%) Cloud Native
9 1 (0.82%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.82%) EMC VMAX
9 1 (0.82%) Enterprise Cloud
9 1 (0.82%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.82%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (0.82%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 33 (27.05%) Linux
2 30 (24.59%) Windows
3 12 (9.84%) Windows Server
4 11 (9.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 11 (9.02%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (4.92%) Unix
5 6 (4.92%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (4.10%) AIX
6 5 (4.10%) CentOS
6 5 (4.10%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 4 (3.28%) Ubuntu
8 2 (1.64%) SUSE
9 1 (0.82%) Solaris
9 1 (0.82%) VMS
9 1 (0.82%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (14.75%) Migration
2 12 (9.84%) Network Design
3 11 (9.02%) Load Balancing
4 10 (8.20%) ITIL
5 7 (5.74%) High Availability
6 6 (4.92%) Data Modelling
6 6 (4.92%) DevOps
6 6 (4.92%) Enterprise Architecture
6 6 (4.92%) Performance Tuning
6 6 (4.92%) PRINCE2
6 6 (4.92%) SWOT Analysis
7 5 (4.10%) Project Management
7 5 (4.10%) Security Architecture
8 4 (3.28%) Coaching
8 4 (3.28%) Mentoring
8 4 (3.28%) Network Architecture
8 4 (3.28%) Network Monitoring
9 3 (2.46%) API Integration
9 3 (2.46%) Presales
9 3 (2.46%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 15 (12.30%) Python
2 10 (8.20%) PowerShell
3 9 (7.38%) Bash Shell
4 6 (4.92%) Perl
5 5 (4.10%) Korn
6 4 (3.28%) C-shell
7 3 (2.46%) SQL
7 3 (2.46%) VBScript
8 2 (1.64%) C
8 2 (1.64%) Java
9 1 (0.82%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.82%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (16.39%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (11.48%) Degree
3 12 (9.84%) CCNP
4 11 (9.02%) CCIE
5 9 (7.38%) Security Cleared
6 7 (5.74%) CCNA
7 5 (4.10%) DV Cleared
7 5 (4.10%) SC Cleared
8 4 (3.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (2.46%) Computer Science Degree
9 3 (2.46%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (2.46%) JNCIP
9 3 (2.46%) MCSE
9 3 (2.46%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (1.64%) CCIP
10 2 (1.64%) JNCIE
10 2 (1.64%) MCSA
10 2 (1.64%) PMI Certification
10 2 (1.64%) PMP
11 1 (0.82%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.10%) SLA
2 2 (1.64%) COBIT
3 1 (0.82%) GDPR
3 1 (0.82%) HIPAA
3 1 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.82%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.82%) PMO
3 1 (0.82%) QA
3 1 (0.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 15 (12.30%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (9.84%) VMware ESXi
3 9 (7.38%) vSphere
4 6 (4.92%) Active Directory
5 5 (4.10%) KVM
5 5 (4.10%) VMware NSX
6 4 (3.28%) NFS
7 3 (2.46%) Docker
7 3 (2.46%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 3 (2.46%) Hyper-V
7 3 (2.46%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (2.46%) XenDesktop
7 3 (2.46%) XenServer
8 2 (1.64%) Openswan
8 2 (1.64%) vCloud
9 1 (0.82%) Apache Flume
9 1 (0.82%) Firmware
9 1 (0.82%) HDFS
9 1 (0.82%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.82%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 10 (8.20%) vCenter Server
2 8 (6.56%) vRealize
3 7 (5.74%) Ansible
3 7 (5.74%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 4 (3.28%) PowerCLI
5 3 (2.46%) NetBackup
6 2 (1.64%) EMC VPLEX
6 2 (1.64%) Kubernetes
6 2 (1.64%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 2 (1.64%) Puppet
6 2 (1.64%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.82%) Ambari
7 1 (0.82%) CA Spectrum
7 1 (0.82%) CFEngine
7 1 (0.82%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.82%) Oozie
7 1 (0.82%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.82%) Red Hat Satellite
7 1 (0.82%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 1 (0.82%) yum
Vendors
1 42 (34.43%) Cisco
2 30 (24.59%) VMware
3 20 (16.39%) Oracle
4 18 (14.75%) HP
5 15 (12.30%) IBM
6 13 (10.66%) EMC
6 13 (10.66%) Juniper
7 11 (9.02%) Red Hat
8 9 (7.38%) Citrix
8 9 (7.38%) F5
9 8 (6.56%) Arista
10 7 (5.74%) Brocade
10 7 (5.74%) NetApp
11 6 (4.92%) CheckPoint
11 6 (4.92%) Fortinet
11 6 (4.92%) Google
11 6 (4.92%) Microsoft
12 5 (4.10%) Mapinfo
13 4 (3.28%) Intel
13 4 (3.28%) Sun