Period
to 26 June 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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 124 157 113
Rank change year-on-year +33 -44 -4
Contract jobs citing Data Centre 173 152 161
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 2.05% 1.67% 2.17%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.95% 4.28% 5.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 121 111
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +9.89%
10th Percentile £400 £313 £263
90th Percentile £650 £650 £688
London median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +0.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Central London median hourly rate £70.00 - -
London median hourly rate £35.00 £26.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +32.08% -33.75% +28.00%

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 Central London with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
Central London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 2,907 3,555 2,845
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 34.40% 38.97% 38.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,105 2,701 2,116
Central London median daily rate £525 £520 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.96% +4.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £338 £315 £300
90th Percentile £678 £713 £675
London median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +6.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 55 28
Central London median hourly rate £20.50 £20.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +21.21% -13.16%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.79 £12.46
90th Percentile £49.13 £47.51 £29.77
London median hourly rate £24.73 £23.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year +5.21% +2.17% +14.12%

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 26 June 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 26 June 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 +10 129 £500 +9.29% 31
West End of London +14 12 £600 +2.13%
City of Westminster -12 8 £500 +8.11% 1
Southwark - 4 £525 -
Data Centre
London

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 61 (35.26%) Migration
2 58 (33.53%) Finance
3 49 (28.32%) Windows
4 48 (27.75%) Microsoft Azure
5 46 (26.59%) Amazon AWS
6 44 (25.43%) Cisco
7 42 (24.28%) Firewall
8 36 (20.81%) WAN
9 33 (19.08%) Active Directory
9 33 (19.08%) Cisco Certification
10 30 (17.34%) Project Management
10 30 (17.34%) PowerShell
11 28 (16.18%) LAN
12 27 (15.61%) Linux
13 25 (14.45%) Microsoft
13 25 (14.45%) DNS
14 24 (13.87%) Agile Software Development
15 21 (12.14%) CCIE
16 20 (11.56%) Wireless
16 20 (11.56%) VMware
17 19 (10.98%) BGP
17 19 (10.98%) VPN
17 19 (10.98%) Python
17 19 (10.98%) SQL
17 19 (10.98%) Ansible
18 18 (10.40%) Cisco Nexus
18 18 (10.40%) Security Cleared
18 18 (10.40%) CheckPoint
18 18 (10.40%) Information Security
18 18 (10.40%) Stakeholder Management

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 8 (4.62%) Apache
2 6 (3.47%) SharePoint
2 6 (3.47%) Skype for Business
3 5 (2.89%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (2.89%) MS Exchange
4 3 (1.73%) nginx
5 2 (1.16%) Apache Spark
5 2 (1.16%) ArcGIS
5 2 (1.16%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.58%) Confluence
6 1 (0.58%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.58%) IIS
6 1 (0.58%) JBoss
6 1 (0.58%) Jetty
6 1 (0.58%) Mongrel
6 1 (0.58%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (5.20%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.16%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.16%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.58%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.58%) InVision
3 1 (0.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.58%) Sketch
3 1 (0.58%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (1.73%) Oracle Financials
1 3 (1.73%) PeopleSoft Financials
Cloud Services
1 48 (27.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 46 (26.59%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (9.25%) Cloud Computing
3 16 (9.25%) Office 365
4 9 (5.20%) Azure Active Directory
5 7 (4.05%) IaaS
5 7 (4.05%) SaaS
6 6 (3.47%) PaaS
7 5 (2.89%) AWS CloudFormation
7 5 (2.89%) Google Cloud Platform
7 5 (2.89%) Serverless
8 4 (2.31%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (2.31%) Amazon S3
8 4 (2.31%) AWS Lambda
8 4 (2.31%) GitHub
9 3 (1.73%) Amazon ECS
9 3 (1.73%) Amazon ELB
9 3 (1.73%) Apigee
10 2 (1.16%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 2 (1.16%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 42 (24.28%) Firewall
2 36 (20.81%) WAN
3 28 (16.18%) LAN
4 25 (14.45%) DNS
5 20 (11.56%) Wireless
6 19 (10.98%) BGP
6 19 (10.98%) VPN
7 18 (10.40%) Cisco Nexus
8 17 (9.83%) Network Security
9 15 (8.67%) OSPF
9 15 (8.67%) SAN
9 15 (8.67%) TCP/IP
10 14 (8.09%) DHCP
11 11 (6.36%) Unified Communications
12 10 (5.78%) Cisco ASA
12 10 (5.78%) Internet
12 10 (5.78%) MPLS
13 9 (5.20%) IPsec
14 8 (4.62%) Multicast
14 8 (4.62%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (8.67%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.62%) MySQL
3 6 (3.47%) Relational Database
4 5 (2.89%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (2.89%) SQL Server 2014
4 5 (2.89%) SQL Server 2016
5 4 (2.31%) Amazon RDS
5 4 (2.31%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (2.31%) SQL Server 2017
6 3 (1.73%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (1.73%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.16%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 2 (1.16%) Big Data
7 2 (1.16%) Data Mining
7 2 (1.16%) DB2
7 2 (1.16%) Power BI
7 2 (1.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.58%) Amazon Redshift
8 1 (0.58%) BigQuery
Development Applications
1 9 (5.20%) Git (software)
2 5 (2.89%) Sonatype Nexus
3 4 (2.31%) Jenkins
4 3 (1.73%) GitLab
5 2 (1.16%) Artifactory
5 2 (1.16%) JIRA
5 2 (1.16%) Subversion
5 2 (1.16%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (1.16%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.58%) Ant
6 1 (0.58%) Maven
6 1 (0.58%) Mercurial
6 1 (0.58%) MSBuild
6 1 (0.58%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.58%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 58 (33.53%) Finance
2 12 (6.94%) Telecoms
3 9 (5.20%) Financial Institution
4 8 (4.62%) Law
5 4 (2.31%) Banking
5 4 (2.31%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.73%) Marketing
6 3 (1.73%) Retail
7 2 (1.16%) Advertising
7 2 (1.16%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.16%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.58%) Electronics
8 1 (0.58%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.58%) Legal
8 1 (0.58%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 38 (21.97%) Architect
2 27 (15.61%) Network Engineer
3 23 (13.29%) Project Manager
4 18 (10.40%) Analyst
5 17 (9.83%) Infrastructure Architect
6 11 (6.36%) Consultant
6 11 (6.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 10 (5.78%) Senior Network Engineer
8 9 (5.20%) Infrastructure Manager
9 8 (4.62%) Active Directory Analyst
9 8 (4.62%) Data Centre Architect
9 8 (4.62%) Technical Architect
10 7 (4.05%) AWS Architect
10 7 (4.05%) Cisco Engineer
10 7 (4.05%) Cloud Architect
10 7 (4.05%) Data Architect
10 7 (4.05%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 7 (4.05%) Infrastructure Project Manager
10 7 (4.05%) Junior
10 7 (4.05%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.05%) Web Services
2 6 (3.47%) SOAP
3 5 (2.89%) REST
4 4 (2.31%) 802.1X
4 4 (2.31%) JSON
4 4 (2.31%) Middleware
4 4 (2.31%) Regular Expression
4 4 (2.31%) RESTful
4 4 (2.31%) YAML
5 3 (1.73%) CSS
5 3 (1.73%) Elastic Stack
5 3 (1.73%) LDAP
5 3 (1.73%) Node.js
6 2 (1.16%) .NET
6 2 (1.16%) JRuby
6 2 (1.16%) Oracle GoldenGate
7 1 (0.58%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.58%) Entity Framework
7 1 (0.58%) Kafka
7 1 (0.58%) React
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.94%) Public Cloud
2 9 (5.20%) Hedge funds
2 9 (5.20%) Management Information System
3 8 (4.62%) Tandem
4 6 (3.47%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (2.89%) Private Cloud
6 4 (2.31%) PKI
6 4 (2.31%) PMI
6 4 (2.31%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (1.73%) BYOD
7 3 (1.73%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 3 (1.73%) Mainframe
7 3 (1.73%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (1.16%) NHS
8 2 (1.16%) Replication
9 1 (0.58%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.58%) e-Learning
9 1 (0.58%) IBM Mainframe
9 1 (0.58%) Life Science
9 1 (0.58%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 49 (28.32%) Windows
2 27 (15.61%) Linux
3 17 (9.83%) Windows Server
4 7 (4.05%) Windows 10
5 6 (3.47%) Unix
6 5 (2.89%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (1.73%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (1.16%) CoreOS
8 2 (1.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.16%) Ubuntu
8 2 (1.16%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.58%) Amazon Linux
9 1 (0.58%) Android
9 1 (0.58%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.58%) CentOS
9 1 (0.58%) Debian
9 1 (0.58%) Fedora
9 1 (0.58%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (35.26%) Migration
2 30 (17.34%) Project Management
3 24 (13.87%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (10.40%) Information Security
4 18 (10.40%) Stakeholder Management
5 17 (9.83%) DevOps
6 15 (8.67%) Network Management
7 13 (7.51%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 13 (7.51%) Load Balancing
7 13 (7.51%) PRINCE2
8 12 (6.94%) ISMS
8 12 (6.94%) ITIL
8 12 (6.94%) Microservices
9 11 (6.36%) Workshop Facilitation
10 10 (5.78%) Network Design
10 10 (5.78%) Problem-Solving
10 10 (5.78%) Security Management
11 9 (5.20%) Information Security Management
12 8 (4.62%) Infrastructure Transformation
12 8 (4.62%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 30 (17.34%) PowerShell
2 19 (10.98%) Python
2 19 (10.98%) SQL
3 10 (5.78%) Bash Shell
4 9 (5.20%) Java
5 5 (2.89%) Ruby
6 4 (2.31%) Go
6 4 (2.31%) Perl
7 3 (1.73%) JavaScript
8 2 (1.16%) C#
9 1 (0.58%) C++
9 1 (0.58%) Korn
9 1 (0.58%) R
9 1 (0.58%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.58%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 33 (19.08%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (12.14%) CCIE
3 18 (10.40%) Security Cleared
4 17 (9.83%) CCNP
5 14 (8.09%) SC Cleared
6 9 (5.20%) CCNA
7 7 (4.05%) Degree
7 7 (4.05%) PMI Certification
8 6 (3.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 4 (2.31%) DV Cleared
9 4 (2.31%) PMP
10 3 (1.73%) Computer Science Degree
11 2 (1.16%) BC Cleared
11 2 (1.16%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (1.16%) CCDA
11 2 (1.16%) CCDP
11 2 (1.16%) CCIE Routing and Switching
11 2 (1.16%) CCNP Voice
11 2 (1.16%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (1.16%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.16%) Data Quality
1 2 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (1.16%) MiFID
1 2 (1.16%) PCI DSS
1 2 (1.16%) QA
1 2 (1.16%) SLA
2 1 (0.58%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (0.58%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
2 1 (0.58%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.58%) PMO
System Software
1 33 (19.08%) Active Directory
2 14 (8.09%) Docker
3 11 (6.36%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (5.20%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (4.05%) vSphere
6 6 (3.47%) Hyper-V
6 6 (3.47%) VMware NSX
7 5 (2.89%) Shibboleth
7 5 (2.89%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (1.16%) Ceph
8 2 (1.16%) etcd
8 2 (1.16%) flannel
8 2 (1.16%) GlusterFS
8 2 (1.16%) KVM
8 2 (1.16%) SkyDNS
9 1 (0.58%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.58%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.58%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.58%) Xen
Systems Management
1 19 (10.98%) Ansible
2 13 (7.51%) Puppet
3 12 (6.94%) SCCM
3 12 (6.94%) Terraform
4 8 (4.62%) Kubernetes
5 5 (2.89%) Single Sign-On
5 5 (2.89%) WSUS
6 4 (2.31%) Consul
6 4 (2.31%) Grafana
6 4 (2.31%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (2.31%) Packer
6 4 (2.31%) vCenter Server
7 3 (1.73%) Graphite
7 3 (1.73%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 3 (1.73%) Microsoft Intune
7 3 (1.73%) Nagios
7 3 (1.73%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 3 (1.73%) Salt
8 2 (1.16%) rkt
8 2 (1.16%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 44 (25.43%) Cisco
2 25 (14.45%) Microsoft
3 20 (11.56%) VMware
4 18 (10.40%) CheckPoint
5 14 (8.09%) Palo Alto
6 13 (7.51%) F5
6 13 (7.51%) Oracle
7 9 (5.20%) SolarWinds
8 7 (4.05%) HP
8 7 (4.05%) Riverbed
8 7 (4.05%) Sony
8 7 (4.05%) Splunk
9 6 (3.47%) Google
10 5 (2.89%) 3PAR
10 5 (2.89%) Citrix
11 4 (2.31%) Arista
11 4 (2.31%) Fortinet
11 4 (2.31%) Juniper
11 4 (2.31%) Meraki
11 4 (2.31%) NetApp