Period
to 18 December 2017

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Data Centre in contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Data Centre over the 6 months to 18 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
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
18 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 64 33 28
Rank change year-on-year -31 -5 +30
Contract jobs citing Data Centre 30 60 111
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.25% 4.49% 5.32%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 8.06% 13.89% 18.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 37 56
Cheshire median daily rate £380 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.59% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £187 £316 £281
90th Percentile £743 £538 £575
North West median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +9.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate £18.42 - -
North West median hourly rate £15.84 - £14.00

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 Cheshire with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
Cheshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 372 432 609
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 27.84% 32.36% 29.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 282 291 408
Cheshire median daily rate £375 £398 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.66% -6.47% +13.33%
10th Percentile £214 £200 £296
90th Percentile £545 £663 £550
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 15 21
Cheshire median hourly rate £24.00 £19.63 £17.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.29% +13.24% +6.65%
10th Percentile £12.02 £11.25 £13.56
90th Percentile £40.65 £53.50 £18.01
North West median hourly rate £21.00 £18.50 £17.75
% change year-on-year +13.51% +4.23% +16.39%

Data Centre
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing Data Centre as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for Data Centre in Cheshire

Data Centre
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Data Centre in Cheshire

Data Centre
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Data Centre in Cheshire over the 6 months to 18 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Data Centre in Cheshire

Data Centre
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Data Centre in Cheshire

Data Centre
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

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 Cheshire region over the 6 months to 18 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
Warrington +1 8 £675 +31.71% 3
Macclesfield - 4 £500 -
Sandbach - 3 £115 -
Chester 0 2 £325 -21.21%
Knutsford -22 2 - - 1
Northwich +1 1 £360 +2.86%
Crewe - 1 £265 -
Data Centre
North West

For the 6 months to 18 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Data Centre.

1 10 (33.33%) Migration
2 9 (30.00%) VMware
2 9 (30.00%) Firewall
2 9 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (26.67%) Cisco
3 8 (26.67%) Finance
3 8 (26.67%) Network Design
4 7 (23.33%) WAN
4 7 (23.33%) Active Directory
4 7 (23.33%) LAN
4 7 (23.33%) Project Management
4 7 (23.33%) Security Cleared
5 6 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (20.00%) ITIL
5 6 (20.00%) CCNP
5 6 (20.00%) CCDP
5 6 (20.00%) Citrix
5 6 (20.00%) Load Balancing
5 6 (20.00%) SC Cleared
6 5 (16.67%) Banking
6 5 (16.67%) PRINCE2
7 4 (13.33%) Microsoft
7 4 (13.33%) OSPF
7 4 (13.33%) BGP
7 4 (13.33%) CheckPoint
7 4 (13.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 4 (13.33%) Cisco IOS
7 4 (13.33%) SCOM
7 4 (13.33%) Degree
7 4 (13.33%) Agile Software Development

Data Centre
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 (10.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (6.67%) SharePoint
2 2 (6.67%) Skype for Business
3 1 (3.33%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (3.33%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (13.33%) Office 365
2 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (6.67%) IaaS
4 1 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (3.33%) Heroku
4 1 (3.33%) PaaS
4 1 (3.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (30.00%) Firewall
2 7 (23.33%) LAN
2 7 (23.33%) WAN
3 4 (13.33%) BGP
3 4 (13.33%) Cisco ASA
3 4 (13.33%) Cisco IOS
3 4 (13.33%) OSPF
4 3 (10.00%) BIG-IP
4 3 (10.00%) Network Security
4 3 (10.00%) VPN
4 3 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (10.00%) Wireless
4 3 (10.00%) WLAN
5 2 (6.67%) Cisco ISE
5 2 (6.67%) SAN
6 1 (3.33%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (3.33%) Cisco Wireless
6 1 (3.33%) DNS
6 1 (3.33%) EIGRP
6 1 (3.33%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.33%) Ingres
2 1 (3.33%) MongoDB
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (3.33%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (13.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (3.33%) JIRA
General
1 8 (26.67%) Finance
2 5 (16.67%) Banking
3 2 (6.67%) Law
3 2 (6.67%) Local Government
3 2 (6.67%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (3.33%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (23.33%) Network Engineer
2 5 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (10.00%) Analyst
3 3 (10.00%) Architect
3 3 (10.00%) Network Architect
3 3 (10.00%) Project Manager
3 3 (10.00%) Server Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) 1st Line Support
4 2 (6.67%) Banking Project Manager
4 2 (6.67%) Data Centre Manager
4 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Manager
4 2 (6.67%) Migration Manager
4 2 (6.67%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Technical Manager
5 1 (3.33%) 1st/2nd Line Support
5 1 (3.33%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) First Line Help Desk Support
5 1 (3.33%) IT Analyst
5 1 (3.33%) Migration Analyst
5 1 (3.33%) Office 365 Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.33%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.00%) Management Information System
1 3 (10.00%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.67%) Cloud Native
2 2 (6.67%) EMC VNX
2 2 (6.67%) EMC VNXe
2 2 (6.67%) Hybrid Cloud
2 2 (6.67%) PKI
3 1 (3.33%) Driving Licence
3 1 (3.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.67%) Linux
1 2 (6.67%) Windows
1 2 (6.67%) Windows Server
1 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (33.33%) Migration
2 8 (26.67%) Network Design
3 7 (23.33%) Project Management
4 6 (20.00%) ITIL
4 6 (20.00%) Load Balancing
5 5 (16.67%) PRINCE2
6 4 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (10.00%) Data Management
7 3 (10.00%) Problem Management
7 3 (10.00%) Runbook
7 3 (10.00%) SFIA
8 2 (6.67%) Capacity Management
8 2 (6.67%) Capacity Planning
8 2 (6.67%) Contract Management
8 2 (6.67%) DevOps
8 2 (6.67%) IT Strategy
8 2 (6.67%) Network Architecture
8 2 (6.67%) Performance Management
8 2 (6.67%) Server Building
8 2 (6.67%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.67%) C
2 1 (3.33%) Java
2 1 (3.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (3.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 7 (23.33%) Security Cleared
2 6 (20.00%) CCDP
2 6 (20.00%) CCNP
2 6 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 4 (13.33%) Degree
4 3 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 2 (6.67%) CCIE
5 2 (6.67%) Chartered Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) CISM
5 2 (6.67%) CISSP
5 2 (6.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (3.33%) MCSA
6 1 (3.33%) MCSE
6 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 9 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (23.33%) Active Directory
3 3 (10.00%) Hyper-V
3 3 (10.00%) Virtual Servers
3 3 (10.00%) VMware Workstation
3 3 (10.00%) vSphere
4 2 (6.67%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 2 (6.67%) XenApp
5 1 (3.33%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 4 (13.33%) SCOM
2 3 (10.00%) vCenter Server
3 2 (6.67%) NetBackup
3 2 (6.67%) SCCM
3 2 (6.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (3.33%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (3.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (3.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 9 (30.00%) VMware
2 8 (26.67%) Cisco
3 6 (20.00%) Citrix
4 4 (13.33%) CheckPoint
4 4 (13.33%) Microsoft
5 3 (10.00%) Dell
5 3 (10.00%) F5
5 3 (10.00%) HP
5 3 (10.00%) IBM
6 2 (6.67%) EMC
6 2 (6.67%) EqualLogic
6 2 (6.67%) NetApp
6 2 (6.67%) Veritas
7 1 (3.33%) Oracle
7 1 (3.33%) Progress