Period
to 14 November 2019

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 14 November 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
London > Central London
6 months to
14 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 112 147 113
Rank change year-on-year +35 -34 -20
Contract jobs citing Data Centre 157 168 193
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 2.10% 1.82% 2.27%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.49% 4.72% 5.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 130 150
Central London median daily rate £475 £475 £475
10th Percentile £300 £290 £310
90th Percentile £656 £664 £675
London median daily rate £500 £500 £450
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -1.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Central London median hourly rate - £23.13 -
London median hourly rate £23.75 £22.26 £38.75
% change year-on-year +6.69% -42.55% +152.44%

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 2,420 3,556 3,494
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 32.37% 38.60% 41.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,822 2,704 2,639
Central London median daily rate £525 £525 £525
10th Percentile £305 £300 £313
90th Percentile £700 £700 £706
London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 66 44
Central London median hourly rate £21.00 £19.50 £20.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -6.47% +19.14%
10th Percentile £12.76 £13.91 £12.83
90th Percentile £50.37 £35.42 £33.25
London median hourly rate £23.00 £23.50 £21.40
% change year-on-year -2.13% +9.81% +12.45%

Data Centre
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

Job postings citing Data Centre as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Data Centre in Central London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Data Centre in Central London

Data Centre
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Data Centre in Central London over the 6 months to 14 November 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Data Centre in Central London

Data Centre
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Central London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Data Centre in Central London.

Contractor 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 14 November 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
City of London +13 120 £463 -2.63% 72
City of Westminster +7 10 £625 +25.00%
West End of London +32 8 £675 +50.00%
Southwark - 6 £525 -
Camden - 2 £335 -
Kensington and Chelsea - 1 £300 -
Data Centre
London

For the 6 months to 14 November 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 Central London region with a requirement for Data Centre.

1 52 (33.12%) Migration
2 40 (25.48%) Finance
3 36 (22.93%) Windows
4 33 (21.02%) Cisco
5 32 (20.38%) Project Management
5 32 (20.38%) Firewall
6 30 (19.11%) AWS
7 29 (18.47%) Microsoft
8 28 (17.83%) Azure
9 24 (15.29%) WAN
10 23 (14.65%) Linux
11 22 (14.01%) LAN
11 22 (14.01%) Security Cleared
12 21 (13.38%) SC Cleared
12 21 (13.38%) Active Directory
13 19 (12.10%) Cisco Certification
13 19 (12.10%) VPN
14 18 (11.46%) Network Security
15 16 (10.19%) CCNP
15 16 (10.19%) Ethernet
16 15 (9.55%) Stakeholder Management
16 15 (9.55%) IaaS
17 14 (8.92%) Cisco Nexus
17 14 (8.92%) Agile Software Development
18 13 (8.28%) Telecoms
18 13 (8.28%) TCP/IP
18 13 (8.28%) ITIL
19 12 (7.64%) OSPF
19 12 (7.64%) Service Delivery
19 12 (7.64%) VMware

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 4 (2.55%) Apache
1 4 (2.55%) IIS
1 4 (2.55%) Skype for Business
2 3 (1.91%) IBM Notes
2 3 (1.91%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.64%) JBoss
4 1 (0.64%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.64%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (1.91%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (1.91%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.64%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (0.64%) InVision
2 1 (0.64%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 2 (1.27%) Oracle Financials
1 2 (1.27%) PeopleSoft Financials
2 1 (0.64%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.64%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 30 (19.11%) AWS
2 28 (17.83%) Azure
3 15 (9.55%) IaaS
4 11 (7.01%) Office 365
5 10 (6.37%) PaaS
6 7 (4.46%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (3.18%) GCP
8 3 (1.91%) Apigee
8 3 (1.91%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (1.27%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (1.27%) Amazon S3
9 2 (1.27%) IBM Cloud
9 2 (1.27%) SaaS
9 2 (1.27%) SoftLayer
9 2 (1.27%) Sumo Logic
10 1 (0.64%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 1 (0.64%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (0.64%) CloudFront
10 1 (0.64%) GitHub
10 1 (0.64%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 32 (20.38%) Firewall
2 24 (15.29%) WAN
3 22 (14.01%) LAN
4 19 (12.10%) VPN
5 18 (11.46%) Network Security
6 16 (10.19%) Ethernet
7 14 (8.92%) Cisco Nexus
8 13 (8.28%) TCP/IP
9 12 (7.64%) OSPF
10 10 (6.37%) DNS
10 10 (6.37%) MPLS
11 9 (5.73%) BGP
11 9 (5.73%) DHCP
11 9 (5.73%) Internet
11 9 (5.73%) VoIP
11 9 (5.73%) Wireless
12 7 (4.46%) SAN
12 7 (4.46%) Wireshark
13 6 (3.82%) IPv4
13 6 (3.82%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.46%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.18%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (3.18%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (1.91%) Amazon RDS
3 3 (1.91%) MySQL
3 3 (1.91%) Relational Database
3 3 (1.91%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (1.27%) Big Data
4 2 (1.27%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.64%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (0.64%) BigQuery
5 1 (0.64%) Data Lake
5 1 (0.64%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.64%) GIS
5 1 (0.64%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.64%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (1.27%) Fiddler
1 2 (1.27%) Git (software)
1 2 (1.27%) Jenkins
1 2 (1.27%) JIRA
2 1 (0.64%) GitLab
2 1 (0.64%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (0.64%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.64%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 40 (25.48%) Finance
2 13 (8.28%) Telecoms
3 12 (7.64%) Public Sector
4 10 (6.37%) Banking
5 6 (3.82%) Retail
6 4 (2.55%) Advertising
6 4 (2.55%) Investment Banking
6 4 (2.55%) Legal
6 4 (2.55%) Marketing
7 2 (1.27%) Electronics
7 2 (1.27%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.27%) Games
7 2 (1.27%) Law
7 2 (1.27%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.64%) Police
8 1 (0.64%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 34 (21.66%) Architect
2 20 (12.74%) Network Engineer
3 19 (12.10%) Project Manager
4 11 (7.01%) Analyst
4 11 (7.01%) Data Centre Manager
5 10 (6.37%) Cloud Architect
6 9 (5.73%) Infrastructure Manager
7 8 (5.10%) AWS Architect
7 8 (5.10%) Azure Architect
7 8 (5.10%) Infrastructure Architect
7 8 (5.10%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 8 (5.10%) Migration Manager
7 8 (5.10%) Security Engineer
8 7 (4.46%) Data Centre Technician
8 7 (4.46%) Data Migration Manager
8 7 (4.46%) Data Technician
8 7 (4.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 7 (4.46%) Network Security Engineer
8 7 (4.46%) Programme Manager
9 6 (3.82%) Network Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.18%) Web Services
2 4 (2.55%) .NET
3 3 (1.91%) LDAP
3 3 (1.91%) Middleware
3 3 (1.91%) REST
3 3 (1.91%) RESTful
3 3 (1.91%) SOAP
4 2 (1.27%) 802.1X
4 2 (1.27%) CSS
4 2 (1.27%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (0.64%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (0.64%) COM
5 1 (0.64%) Entity Framework
5 1 (0.64%) jQuery
5 1 (0.64%) LAMP
5 1 (0.64%) Node.js
5 1 (0.64%) React
5 1 (0.64%) Spring
5 1 (0.64%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.10%) Management Information System
2 7 (4.46%) Fibre Optics
2 7 (4.46%) Public Cloud
3 6 (3.82%) PKI
4 5 (3.18%) PMI
5 4 (2.55%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (1.91%) Blackberry
6 3 (1.91%) BYOD
6 3 (1.91%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 3 (1.91%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (1.27%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.27%) Hedge funds
7 2 (1.27%) Replication
7 2 (1.27%) Tandem
7 2 (1.27%) User Experience
8 1 (0.64%) Clustering
8 1 (0.64%) CMDB
8 1 (0.64%) e-Learning
8 1 (0.64%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.64%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 36 (22.93%) Windows
2 23 (14.65%) Linux
3 9 (5.73%) Windows Server
4 7 (4.46%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (3.82%) Windows 10
5 6 (3.82%) Windows 7
6 5 (3.18%) Unix
6 5 (3.18%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (1.91%) Mac OS
8 2 (1.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.27%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.64%) AIX
9 1 (0.64%) Android
9 1 (0.64%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.64%) Solaris
9 1 (0.64%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (33.12%) Migration
2 32 (20.38%) Project Management
3 15 (9.55%) Stakeholder Management
4 14 (8.92%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (8.28%) ITIL
6 12 (7.64%) DevOps
6 12 (7.64%) Service Delivery
7 11 (7.01%) Change Management
8 10 (6.37%) PRINCE2
9 9 (5.73%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 9 (5.73%) Project Delivery
10 8 (5.10%) Change Control
10 8 (5.10%) Data Centre Operations
10 8 (5.10%) Information Security
10 8 (5.10%) Network Management
10 8 (5.10%) Programme Management
10 8 (5.10%) Security Architecture
10 8 (5.10%) Workshop Facilitation
11 7 (4.46%) Load Balancing
11 7 (4.46%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 11 (7.01%) PowerShell
2 8 (5.10%) Python
3 7 (4.46%) Java
4 6 (3.82%) Bash Shell
4 6 (3.82%) SQL
5 4 (2.55%) Ruby
6 3 (1.91%) Perl
7 1 (0.64%) C
7 1 (0.64%) C#
7 1 (0.64%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.64%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (14.01%) Security Cleared
2 21 (13.38%) SC Cleared
3 19 (12.10%) Cisco Certification
4 16 (10.19%) CCNP
5 6 (3.82%) CCIE
5 6 (3.82%) JNCIP
6 5 (3.18%) Degree
6 5 (3.18%) PMI Certification
7 4 (2.55%) PMP
8 3 (1.91%) CCNA
9 2 (1.27%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (1.27%) CCSP
9 2 (1.27%) CISSP
9 2 (1.27%) CTC Cleared
9 2 (1.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.64%) AWS Certification
10 1 (0.64%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.64%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.64%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.64%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.55%) SLA
2 3 (1.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (1.91%) QA
3 2 (1.27%) NCSC
3 2 (1.27%) NIST
3 2 (1.27%) PMO
4 1 (0.64%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.64%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.64%) MiFID
4 1 (0.64%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 21 (13.38%) Active Directory
2 10 (6.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (5.10%) Docker
4 6 (3.82%) Hyper-V
4 6 (3.82%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (3.82%) vSphere
5 4 (2.55%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (1.91%) Firmware
6 3 (1.91%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (1.91%) VMware NSX
7 2 (1.27%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (1.27%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.64%) KVM
8 1 (0.64%) ProxySG
8 1 (0.64%) XenApp
8 1 (0.64%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (6.37%) Ansible
1 10 (6.37%) Puppet
2 8 (5.10%) Kubernetes
2 8 (5.10%) Nagios
3 7 (4.46%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (4.46%) Terraform
4 4 (2.55%) Consul
4 4 (2.55%) Packer
5 3 (1.91%) Microsoft Intune
5 3 (1.91%) vCenter Server
6 2 (1.27%) Check_MK
6 2 (1.27%) Iperf
6 2 (1.27%) SCCM
7 1 (0.64%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.64%) Cisco UCCX
7 1 (0.64%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 1 (0.64%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 1 (0.64%) Salt
7 1 (0.64%) vRealize
Vendors
1 33 (21.02%) Cisco
2 29 (18.47%) Microsoft
3 12 (7.64%) VMware
4 11 (7.01%) Oracle
5 10 (6.37%) Juniper
6 8 (5.10%) CheckPoint
6 8 (5.10%) HP
6 8 (5.10%) SolarWinds
7 6 (3.82%) Citrix
7 6 (3.82%) Palo Alto
8 5 (3.18%) BMC
8 5 (3.18%) F5
9 4 (2.55%) NetApp
9 4 (2.55%) Red Hat
9 4 (2.55%) Remedy
10 3 (1.91%) Brocade
10 3 (1.91%) CA
10 3 (1.91%) Fidessa
10 3 (1.91%) Google
10 3 (1.91%) Lotus