Period
to 12 December 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 12 December 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
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 62 61 39
Rank change year-on-year -1 -22 -13
Contract jobs citing Data Centre 33 33 61
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.65% 2.47% 4.43%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 11.15% 8.73% 13.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 25 38
Cheshire median daily rate £425 £385 £436
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.39% -11.75% +9.06%
10th Percentile £280 £201 £317
90th Percentile £475 £720 £538
North West median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - £18.42 -
North West median hourly rate £21.76 £15.84 -
% change year-on-year +37.37% - -

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 296 378 449
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 23.79% 28.27% 32.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 175 280 297
Cheshire median daily rate £375 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.23% -6.06%
10th Percentile £209 £213 £200
90th Percentile £553 £550 £663
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 9 15
Cheshire median hourly rate £21.30 £21.00 £19.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.40% +7.01% +13.24%
10th Percentile £13.45 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £38.75 £36.10 £53.50
North West median hourly rate £23.34 £21.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +11.14% +31.25% -8.57%

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 12 December 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 12 December 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 +4 8 £280 -13.85% 1
Knutsford 0 6 - - 1
Macclesfield -5 5 £431 -13.75%
Warrington -3 4 £350 -48.15% 2
Wilmslow - 2 £463 - 1
Crewe -6 1 - - 1
Data Centre
North West

For the 6 months to 12 December 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 15 (45.45%) WAN
1 15 (45.45%) Migration
2 14 (42.42%) Firewall
2 14 (42.42%) LAN
3 12 (36.36%) Windows
3 12 (36.36%) Active Directory
3 12 (36.36%) Windows Server
4 11 (33.33%) Cisco
5 10 (30.30%) SCCM
6 9 (27.27%) VMware
6 9 (27.27%) CCNP
6 9 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (24.24%) CCIE
7 8 (24.24%) Load Balancing
7 8 (24.24%) VMware Infrastructure
7 8 (24.24%) Cisco ASA
8 7 (21.21%) Network Security
8 7 (21.21%) Finance
8 7 (21.21%) HP
8 7 (21.21%) Citrix
8 7 (21.21%) Microsoft
8 7 (21.21%) MS Exchange
8 7 (21.21%) SQL Server
8 7 (21.21%) F5
8 7 (21.21%) Skype for Business
8 7 (21.21%) Office 365
8 7 (21.21%) Cisco Nexus
9 6 (18.18%) NetScaler
9 6 (18.18%) CCIE Security
9 6 (18.18%) NX-OS

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 7 (21.21%) MS Exchange
1 7 (21.21%) Skype for Business
2 6 (18.18%) SharePoint
3 5 (15.15%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (3.03%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (3.03%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 7 (21.21%) Office 365
2 1 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (45.45%) WAN
2 14 (42.42%) Firewall
2 14 (42.42%) LAN
3 8 (24.24%) Cisco ASA
4 7 (21.21%) Cisco Nexus
4 7 (21.21%) Network Security
5 6 (18.18%) BGP
5 6 (18.18%) Cisco Firepower
5 6 (18.18%) Cisco IOS
5 6 (18.18%) NetScaler
5 6 (18.18%) NX-OS
5 6 (18.18%) OSPF
5 6 (18.18%) WLAN
6 5 (15.15%) Cisco ISE
6 5 (15.15%) SAN
7 4 (12.12%) NAS
8 3 (9.09%) Wireless
9 2 (6.06%) Ethernet
9 2 (6.06%) TCP/IP
10 1 (3.03%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (21.21%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2016
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (15.15%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (3.03%) Hudson
2 1 (3.03%) JIRA
2 1 (3.03%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 7 (21.21%) Finance
2 6 (18.18%) Local Government
3 5 (15.15%) Banking
4 4 (12.12%) Investment Banking
4 4 (12.12%) Law
Job Titles
1 10 (30.30%) Network Engineer
2 6 (18.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (18.18%) Network Security Engineer
2 6 (18.18%) Security Engineer
2 6 (18.18%) Server Engineer
3 4 (12.12%) Architect
4 3 (9.09%) Consultant
4 3 (9.09%) Infrastructure Architect
4 3 (9.09%) Migration Architect
5 2 (6.06%) Data Centre Architect
5 2 (6.06%) Data Centre Consultant
5 2 (6.06%) DBA
5 2 (6.06%) Due Diligence Manager
5 2 (6.06%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 2 (6.06%) Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (6.06%) Migration Consultant
5 2 (6.06%) Project Manager
5 2 (6.06%) Senior Network Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Supplier Manager
6 1 (3.03%) Technical Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.12%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.18%) PKI
2 4 (12.12%) Enterprise Storage
2 4 (12.12%) Replication
3 2 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.06%) Clustering
3 2 (6.06%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.03%) CMDB
4 1 (3.03%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (3.03%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 12 (36.36%) Windows
1 12 (36.36%) Windows Server
2 6 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (45.45%) Migration
2 8 (24.24%) Load Balancing
3 6 (18.18%) Disaster Recovery
3 6 (18.18%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 5 (15.15%) Server Building
5 4 (12.12%) Risk Management
5 4 (12.12%) Wealth Management
6 3 (9.09%) Cybersecurity
6 3 (9.09%) ITIL
7 2 (6.06%) Analytics
7 2 (6.06%) Data Analysis
7 2 (6.06%) Due Diligence
7 2 (6.06%) Information Security
7 2 (6.06%) Information Security Management
7 2 (6.06%) ISMS
7 2 (6.06%) IT Audit
7 2 (6.06%) Mentoring
7 2 (6.06%) Network Design
7 2 (6.06%) Security Management
7 2 (6.06%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (15.15%) PowerShell
2 3 (9.09%) SQL
3 1 (3.03%) T-SQL
3 1 (3.03%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (27.27%) CCNP
1 9 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (24.24%) CCIE
3 6 (18.18%) CCIE Security
4 4 (12.12%) Degree
5 3 (9.09%) CISSP
6 2 (6.06%) CCNA
6 2 (6.06%) CISM
6 2 (6.06%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
7 1 (3.03%) CCIE Routing and Switching
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.06%) GDPR
1 2 (6.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.03%) PMO
System Software
1 12 (36.36%) Active Directory
2 8 (24.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (18.18%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 6 (18.18%) XenApp
4 4 (12.12%) Virtual Desktop
4 4 (12.12%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (3.03%) Hyper-V
5 1 (3.03%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (30.30%) SCCM
2 6 (18.18%) SCOM
3 5 (15.15%) Stealthwatch
4 4 (12.12%) OpenView
5 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (3.03%) HP SIM
6 1 (3.03%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (3.03%) SmoothWall
6 1 (3.03%) SQL Sentry
6 1 (3.03%) WSUS
Vendors
1 11 (33.33%) Cisco
2 9 (27.27%) VMware
3 7 (21.21%) Citrix
3 7 (21.21%) F5
3 7 (21.21%) HP
3 7 (21.21%) Microsoft
4 6 (18.18%) CheckPoint
5 5 (15.15%) Palo Alto
5 5 (15.15%) Tufin
5 5 (15.15%) Veeam
6 4 (12.12%) Veritas
7 2 (6.06%) Meraki
7 2 (6.06%) Twitter
8 1 (3.03%) Altiris
8 1 (3.03%) AppDynamics
8 1 (3.03%) Avaya
8 1 (3.03%) Facebook
8 1 (3.03%) McAfee
8 1 (3.03%) Oracle
8 1 (3.03%) RedGate