Period
to 18 September 2018

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 September 2018 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 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 63 46 38
Rank change year-on-year -17 -8 +12
Contract jobs citing Data Centre 35 39 92
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.67% 3.14% 5.41%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 10.14% 10.24% 17.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 34 65
Cheshire median daily rate £425 £380 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.84% -13.24% +9.50%
10th Percentile £280 £238 £318
90th Percentile £475 £492 £538
North West median daily rate £438 £446 £425
% change year-on-year -1.96% +5.00% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Cheshire median hourly rate £35.00 £16.67 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +109.96% - -
North West median hourly rate £31.69 £15.84 -
% change year-on-year +100.06% - -

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 345 381 541
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 26.30% 30.70% 31.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 209 248 365
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £386 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.56% -6.36% +3.13%
10th Percentile £277 £233 £263
90th Percentile £538 £538 £575
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 28 13
Cheshire median hourly rate £25.00 £21.84 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.47% +4.00% +24.70%
10th Percentile £13.45 £11.25 £12.50
90th Percentile £67.50 £65.00 £31.70
North West median hourly rate £23.15 £20.00 £15.53
% change year-on-year +15.75% +28.78% -7.78%

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 September 2018.

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 September 2018. 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
Chester 0 12 £280 -7.44%
Macclesfield 0 5 £431 -13.75%
Warrington -2 3 £469 +21.75%
Knutsford -5 2 - -
Wilmslow - 2 £463 - 1
Crewe -19 1 - -
Data Centre
North West

For the 6 months to 18 September 2018, 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Data Centre.

1 21 (60.00%) Migration
2 17 (48.57%) LAN
2 17 (48.57%) WAN
3 15 (42.86%) Windows
3 15 (42.86%) Firewall
4 14 (40.00%) Active Directory
4 14 (40.00%) Windows Server
5 13 (37.14%) Office 365
6 12 (34.29%) Cisco
6 12 (34.29%) SCCM
7 11 (31.43%) Network Security
7 11 (31.43%) Microsoft
7 11 (31.43%) CCNP
7 11 (31.43%) Cisco Certification
8 10 (28.57%) SQL Server
8 10 (28.57%) Cisco ASA
8 10 (28.57%) Local Government
9 9 (25.71%) PKI
9 9 (25.71%) SCOM
9 9 (25.71%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 9 (25.71%) XenApp
9 9 (25.71%) Windows Server 2003
9 9 (25.71%) ITIL
9 9 (25.71%) Citrix
9 9 (25.71%) MS Exchange
9 9 (25.71%) Skype for Business
10 8 (22.86%) Server Building
10 8 (22.86%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 8 (22.86%) Exchange Server 2003
11 7 (20.00%) OSPF

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 9 (25.71%) MS Exchange
1 9 (25.71%) Skype for Business
2 8 (22.86%) Exchange Server 2003
3 6 (17.14%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.86%) Apache
4 1 (2.86%) Confluence
4 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (2.86%) IIS
4 1 (2.86%) nginx
4 1 (2.86%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 13 (37.14%) Office 365
2 3 (8.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (5.71%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (2.86%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 17 (48.57%) LAN
1 17 (48.57%) WAN
2 15 (42.86%) Firewall
3 11 (31.43%) Network Security
4 10 (28.57%) Cisco ASA
5 7 (20.00%) BGP
5 7 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 7 (20.00%) OSPF
6 6 (17.14%) Cisco Firepower
6 6 (17.14%) Cisco IOS
6 6 (17.14%) NetScaler
6 6 (17.14%) WLAN
7 5 (14.29%) Cisco ISE
7 5 (14.29%) NX-OS
7 5 (14.29%) SAN
8 4 (11.43%) NAS
8 4 (11.43%) VPN
9 3 (8.57%) TCP/IP
9 3 (8.57%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (5.71%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.86%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.86%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.86%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2016
2 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (14.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (2.86%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.86%) JIRA
2 1 (2.86%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (2.86%) Travis CI
General
1 10 (28.57%) Local Government
2 4 (11.43%) Finance
2 4 (11.43%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.86%) Banking
3 1 (2.86%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (34.29%) Network Engineer
2 10 (28.57%) Network Security Engineer
2 10 (28.57%) Security Engineer
3 9 (25.71%) Server Engineer
4 8 (22.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (17.14%) Senior Network Engineer
6 5 (14.29%) Architect
7 4 (11.43%) Senior Network Security Engineer
7 4 (11.43%) Senior Security Engineer
8 3 (8.57%) Consultant
8 3 (8.57%) Infrastructure Architect
8 3 (8.57%) Migration Architect
9 2 (5.71%) Data Centre Architect
9 2 (5.71%) Data Centre Consultant
9 2 (5.71%) DBA
9 2 (5.71%) Infrastructure Consultant
9 2 (5.71%) Migration Consultant
9 2 (5.71%) Storage Engineer
10 1 (2.86%) Oracle DBA
10 1 (2.86%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.43%) Middleware
2 1 (2.86%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (2.86%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 9 (25.71%) PKI
2 4 (11.43%) Enterprise Storage
2 4 (11.43%) Replication
3 1 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.86%) Clustering
3 1 (2.86%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 15 (42.86%) Windows
2 14 (40.00%) Windows Server
3 9 (25.71%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (5.71%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.86%) Linux
5 1 (2.86%) Windows 10
5 1 (2.86%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (60.00%) Migration
2 9 (25.71%) ITIL
3 8 (22.86%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 8 (22.86%) Server Building
4 6 (17.14%) Load Balancing
5 5 (14.29%) Change Control
5 5 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (14.29%) ITIL V3
5 5 (14.29%) Service Management
6 4 (11.43%) Configuration Management
6 4 (11.43%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (11.43%) Visualisation
7 3 (8.57%) Service Delivery
8 2 (5.71%) Network Design
9 1 (2.86%) Data Encryption
9 1 (2.86%) High Availability
9 1 (2.86%) Penetration Testing
9 1 (2.86%) Target Operating Model
9 1 (2.86%) Threat Analysis
9 1 (2.86%) Web Operations
Programming Languages
1 5 (14.29%) PowerShell
2 3 (8.57%) C
3 1 (2.86%) SQL
3 1 (2.86%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (31.43%) CCNP
1 11 (31.43%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (17.14%) CCIE
2 6 (17.14%) CCIE Security
3 5 (14.29%) CCNA
4 2 (5.71%) Degree
5 1 (2.86%) CISSP
5 1 (2.86%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.71%) GDPR
2 1 (2.86%) QA
System Software
1 14 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 9 (25.71%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 9 (25.71%) XenApp
3 6 (17.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (11.43%) Virtual Desktop
4 4 (11.43%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (2.86%) Hyper-V
5 1 (2.86%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (34.29%) SCCM
2 9 (25.71%) SCOM
3 5 (14.29%) Stealthwatch
4 4 (11.43%) OpenView
5 2 (5.71%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (2.86%) Ansible
6 1 (2.86%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (2.86%) Puppet
6 1 (2.86%) SmoothWall
6 1 (2.86%) SQL Sentry
6 1 (2.86%) WSUS
Vendors
1 12 (34.29%) Cisco
2 11 (31.43%) Microsoft
3 9 (25.71%) Citrix
4 6 (17.14%) CheckPoint
4 6 (17.14%) F5
4 6 (17.14%) Juniper
4 6 (17.14%) VMware
5 5 (14.29%) HP
5 5 (14.29%) Palo Alto
5 5 (14.29%) Tufin
6 4 (11.43%) Veeam
6 4 (11.43%) Veritas
7 1 (2.86%) AppDynamics
7 1 (2.86%) Avaya
7 1 (2.86%) Fortinet
7 1 (2.86%) McAfee
7 1 (2.86%) Oracle
7 1 (2.86%) RedGate
7 1 (2.86%) Sophos
7 1 (2.86%) Splunk