Period
to 6 April 2020

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Data Centre in contract job vacancies advertised in Central London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Data Centre over the 6 months to 6 April 2020 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
London > Central London
6 months to
6 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 97 142 131
Rank change year-on-year +45 -11 -29
Contract jobs citing Data Centre 113 160 183
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Central London 2.16% 1.78% 1.98%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.10% 4.88% 5.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 106 142
Median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +8.57%
10th Percentile £254 £294 £313
90th Percentile £669 £650 £613
London median daily rate £500 £500 £450
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £36.50 £46.57 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.61% - -
London median hourly rate £34.25 £29.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year +18.09% +31.82% -10.20%

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 Central London with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
Central London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 1,853 3,276 3,614
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 35.35% 36.43% 39.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,302 2,354 2,789
Median daily rate £510 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.86% - +7.69%
10th Percentile £294 £313 £313
90th Percentile £688 £688 £725
London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 48 56
Median hourly rate £26.72 £19.63 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.15% -8.72% +16.22%
10th Percentile £12.42 £13.63 £12.49
90th Percentile £52.25 £38.85 £48.38
Median hourly rate £29.86 £25.00 £22.42
% change year-on-year +19.44% +11.51% -5.28%

Data Centre
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

Job postings citing Data Centre as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Central London.

Job vacancy trend for Data Centre in Central London

Data Centre
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Central London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Data Centre in Central London.

Daily rate trend for Data Centre in Central London

Data Centre
Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Data Centre in Central London over the 6 months to 6 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Data Centre in Central London

Data Centre
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Central London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Data Centre in Central London.

Hourly rate trend for Data Centre in Central London

Data Centre
Contract Job Locations in Central London

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 Central London region over the 6 months to 6 April 2020. 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
City of London +30 84 £528 +5.50% 39
City of Westminster +15 4 £550 +57.14%
West End of London +30 2 £572 -4.71%
Camden - 1 £234 -
Data Centre
London

For the 6 months to 6 April 2020, 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 Central London region with a requirement for Data Centre.

1 44 (38.94%) Migration
2 28 (24.78%) Cisco
3 25 (22.12%) Finance
4 22 (19.47%) Azure
5 20 (17.70%) Firewall
5 20 (17.70%) Windows
6 19 (16.81%) Cisco Certification
7 17 (15.04%) WAN
8 16 (14.16%) Active Directory
8 16 (14.16%) VMware
9 15 (13.27%) AWS
9 15 (13.27%) Linux
9 15 (13.27%) LAN
9 15 (13.27%) VPN
9 15 (13.27%) Change Management
10 14 (12.39%) CCNP
10 14 (12.39%) Ethernet
10 14 (12.39%) Microsoft
10 14 (12.39%) Banking
11 12 (10.62%) Network Security
11 12 (10.62%) TCP/IP
11 12 (10.62%) Cisco Nexus
12 11 (9.73%) OSPF
12 11 (9.73%) ITIL
12 11 (9.73%) Stakeholder Management
12 11 (9.73%) Agile Software Development
13 10 (8.85%) Project Management
13 10 (8.85%) Telecoms
13 10 (8.85%) Windows Server
14 9 (7.96%) DevOps

Data Centre
Co-occurring IT Skills in Central London 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 (2.65%) Apache
1 3 (2.65%) IIS
2 2 (1.77%) IBM Notes
2 2 (1.77%) OpenStack
3 1 (0.88%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (0.88%) Confluence
3 1 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (0.88%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.88%) nginx
3 1 (0.88%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (4.42%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.88%) Open Workbench
Cloud Services
1 22 (19.47%) Azure
2 15 (13.27%) AWS
3 9 (7.96%) IaaS
4 5 (4.42%) PaaS
5 4 (3.54%) Office 365
6 2 (1.77%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (1.77%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (1.77%) GCP
6 2 (1.77%) IBM Cloud
6 2 (1.77%) SoftLayer
6 2 (1.77%) Sumo Logic
7 1 (0.88%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.88%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.88%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.88%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 20 (17.70%) Firewall
2 17 (15.04%) WAN
3 15 (13.27%) LAN
3 15 (13.27%) VPN
4 14 (12.39%) Ethernet
5 12 (10.62%) Cisco Nexus
5 12 (10.62%) Network Security
5 12 (10.62%) TCP/IP
6 11 (9.73%) OSPF
7 9 (7.96%) MPLS
8 8 (7.08%) IPv4
8 8 (7.08%) VXLAN
9 7 (6.19%) IPv6
9 7 (6.19%) VLAN
9 7 (6.19%) Wireshark
10 5 (4.42%) BGP
10 5 (4.42%) NAS
10 5 (4.42%) SAN
11 4 (3.54%) 3G
11 4 (3.54%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.42%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.54%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (3.54%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (2.65%) MySQL
3 3 (2.65%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (1.77%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.88%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.88%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.88%) Redis
5 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.88%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 2 (1.77%) Fiddler
1 2 (1.77%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.88%) CF BOSH
2 1 (0.88%) GitLab
General
1 25 (22.12%) Finance
2 14 (12.39%) Banking
3 10 (8.85%) Telecoms
4 6 (5.31%) Public Sector
5 3 (2.65%) International Banking
6 2 (1.77%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.77%) Games
6 2 (1.77%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.77%) Retail
7 1 (0.88%) Electronics
7 1 (0.88%) Law
7 1 (0.88%) Legal
7 1 (0.88%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.88%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 15 (13.27%) Architect
2 12 (10.62%) Network Engineer
3 10 (8.85%) Project Manager
4 9 (7.96%) Data Centre Manager
5 8 (7.08%) Administrator
5 8 (7.08%) Data Centre Technician
5 8 (7.08%) Data Technician
5 8 (7.08%) Network Administrator
5 8 (7.08%) Programme Manager
6 7 (6.19%) DevOps Engineer
6 7 (6.19%) Infrastructure Manager
6 7 (6.19%) Security Engineer
7 6 (5.31%) Analyst
7 6 (5.31%) Data Migration Manager
7 6 (5.31%) Migration Manager
8 5 (4.42%) Azure Architect
8 5 (4.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (4.42%) Network Security Engineer
8 5 (4.42%) Systems Engineer
9 4 (3.54%) Linux Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.54%) Web Services
2 3 (2.65%) .NET
2 3 (2.65%) RabbitMQ
2 3 (2.65%) X-Windows
3 2 (1.77%) RESTful
3 2 (1.77%) Spring
4 1 (0.88%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.88%) LDAP
4 1 (0.88%) SAML
4 1 (0.88%) SOAP
4 1 (0.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.08%) Fibre Optics
2 4 (3.54%) NHS
3 3 (2.65%) Public Cloud
4 2 (1.77%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.77%) Blackberry
4 2 (1.77%) CMDB
4 2 (1.77%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.77%) Replication
5 1 (0.88%) Cloud Native
5 1 (0.88%) e-Health
5 1 (0.88%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (0.88%) Over-the-Top Content
5 1 (0.88%) PMI
5 1 (0.88%) Private Cloud
5 1 (0.88%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (0.88%) Social Media
5 1 (0.88%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (0.88%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 20 (17.70%) Windows
2 15 (13.27%) Linux
3 10 (8.85%) Windows Server
4 5 (4.42%) Windows 10
5 3 (2.65%) Windows 7
5 3 (2.65%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.77%) Mac OS
6 2 (1.77%) Unix
6 2 (1.77%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (38.94%) Migration
2 15 (13.27%) Change Management
3 11 (9.73%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (9.73%) ITIL
3 11 (9.73%) Stakeholder Management
4 10 (8.85%) Project Management
5 9 (7.96%) DevOps
6 7 (6.19%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 7 (6.19%) PRINCE2
6 7 (6.19%) Service Delivery
7 6 (5.31%) Continuous Improvement
7 6 (5.31%) Problem-Solving
8 5 (4.42%) Data Centre Operations
8 5 (4.42%) Decision-Making
8 5 (4.42%) High Availability
8 5 (4.42%) Problem Management
8 5 (4.42%) Risk Management
8 5 (4.42%) Technical Leadership
9 4 (3.54%) Identity Management
9 4 (3.54%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 8 (7.08%) SQL
2 5 (4.42%) Java
2 5 (4.42%) Python
3 4 (3.54%) Bash Shell
3 4 (3.54%) PowerShell
3 4 (3.54%) Ruby
4 1 (0.88%) PL/SQL
4 1 (0.88%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 19 (16.81%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (12.39%) CCNP
3 7 (6.19%) CCNA
3 7 (6.19%) JNCIP
4 5 (4.42%) Degree
4 5 (4.42%) JNCIS
4 5 (4.42%) Security Cleared
5 4 (3.54%) SC Cleared
6 3 (2.65%) CCSP
6 3 (2.65%) CISSP
6 3 (2.65%) PMI Certification
6 3 (2.65%) PMP
6 3 (2.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (1.77%) CCIE
7 2 (1.77%) CCIE Service Provider
7 2 (1.77%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (1.77%) MCSE
7 2 (1.77%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.88%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.88%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.65%) Cyber Essentials
2 2 (1.77%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
2 2 (1.77%) NCSC
2 2 (1.77%) NIST
3 1 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.88%) MiFID
3 1 (0.88%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (14.16%) Active Directory
2 7 (6.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (5.31%) Docker
4 5 (4.42%) vSphere
5 4 (3.54%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (2.65%) Hyper-V
6 3 (2.65%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (1.77%) VMware NSX
7 2 (1.77%) XenApp
7 2 (1.77%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.88%) Firmware
8 1 (0.88%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.88%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.88%) Xen
Systems Management
1 7 (6.19%) Nagios
2 5 (4.42%) Kubernetes
2 5 (4.42%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (3.54%) Ansible
3 4 (3.54%) Puppet
3 4 (3.54%) SCCM
4 2 (1.77%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (1.77%) SCOM
4 2 (1.77%) Single Sign-On
4 2 (1.77%) Terraform
4 2 (1.77%) vRealize
5 1 (0.88%) CA Spectrum
5 1 (0.88%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.88%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (0.88%) Control-M
5 1 (0.88%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.88%) HAProxy
5 1 (0.88%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (0.88%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 28 (24.78%) Cisco
2 16 (14.16%) VMware
3 14 (12.39%) Microsoft
4 9 (7.96%) Juniper
5 8 (7.08%) Citrix
5 8 (7.08%) SolarWinds
6 7 (6.19%) Oracle
7 5 (4.42%) CheckPoint
7 5 (4.42%) Palo Alto
8 4 (3.54%) BMC
9 3 (2.65%) F5
9 3 (2.65%) Fortinet
10 2 (1.77%) Bloomberg
10 2 (1.77%) Ciena
10 2 (1.77%) Huawei
10 2 (1.77%) Lotus
10 2 (1.77%) NetApp
10 2 (1.77%) Red Hat
10 2 (1.77%) ServiceNow
10 2 (1.77%) Splunk