Period
to 19 June 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 19 June 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
19 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 66 45 22
Rank change year-on-year -21 -23 +48
Contract jobs citing Data Centre 28 39 159
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.17% 3.35% 8.33%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 7.55% 9.70% 24.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 35 98
Cheshire median daily rate £280 £388 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -27.74% -13.89% +9.76%
10th Percentile £250 £245 £362
90th Percentile £475 £488 £571
North West median daily rate £425 £428 £450
% change year-on-year -0.58% -5.00% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 0
Cheshire median hourly rate £33.75 £20.63 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +63.64% - -
North West median hourly rate £32.50 £22.90 -
% change year-on-year +41.92% - -

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 371 402 643
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 28.72% 34.51% 33.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 219 254 400
Cheshire median daily rate £375 £365 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.74% -11.52% +3.13%
10th Percentile £244 £219 £238
90th Percentile £538 £517 £551
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 38 24
Cheshire median hourly rate £28.75 £24.38 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.95% +13.37% +27.67%
10th Percentile £12.69 £11.25 £12.50
90th Percentile £67.50 £58.00 £55.88
North West median hourly rate £20.00 £18.68 £18.87
% change year-on-year +7.07% -1.01% +13.61%

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 19 June 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 19 June 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 12 £293 +4.46%
Warrington -10 3 £469 +17.19%
Knutsford -10 2 £350 -20.90%
Data Centre
North West

For the 6 months to 19 June 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 18 (64.29%) Migration
2 17 (60.71%) Local Government
2 17 (60.71%) Office 365
3 16 (57.14%) Windows
3 16 (57.14%) Active Directory
4 15 (53.57%) Citrix
4 15 (53.57%) Windows Server 2003
4 15 (53.57%) SCOM
4 15 (53.57%) XenApp
4 15 (53.57%) Windows Server
5 14 (50.00%) ITIL
6 13 (46.43%) MS Exchange
6 13 (46.43%) LAN
6 13 (46.43%) WAN
6 13 (46.43%) SQL Server
6 13 (46.43%) SCCM
6 13 (46.43%) PKI
6 13 (46.43%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 13 (46.43%) Skype for Business
7 12 (42.86%) Cisco
8 11 (39.29%) Microsoft
9 9 (32.14%) Server Building
10 8 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2003
10 8 (28.57%) CCNA
10 8 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
11 7 (25.00%) Firewall
11 7 (25.00%) Juniper
11 7 (25.00%) VMware
11 7 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
12 6 (21.43%) ITIL V3

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 13 (46.43%) MS Exchange
1 13 (46.43%) Skype for Business
2 8 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2003
3 5 (17.86%) Exchange Server 2007
3 5 (17.86%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (17.86%) Exchange Server 2013
3 5 (17.86%) IIS
4 2 (7.14%) SharePoint
5 1 (3.57%) Apache
5 1 (3.57%) Confluence
5 1 (3.57%) nginx
5 1 (3.57%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 17 (60.71%) Office 365
2 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (3.57%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 13 (46.43%) LAN
1 13 (46.43%) WAN
2 7 (25.00%) Firewall
3 5 (17.86%) Network Security
3 5 (17.86%) Reverse Proxy
4 4 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (14.29%) SAN
4 4 (14.29%) VPN
5 3 (10.71%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (10.71%) EIGRP
5 3 (10.71%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (7.14%) DHCP
6 2 (7.14%) MPLS
6 2 (7.14%) VLAN
7 1 (3.57%) BGP
7 1 (3.57%) HTTP
7 1 (3.57%) OSPF
7 1 (3.57%) SSL
7 1 (3.57%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (46.43%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.57%) MongoDB
2 1 (3.57%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (7.14%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (3.57%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.57%) JIRA
2 1 (3.57%) Travis CI
2 1 (3.57%) Visual Studio
General
1 17 (60.71%) Local Government
2 4 (14.29%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.57%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (46.43%) Server Engineer
2 9 (32.14%) Network Engineer
3 6 (21.43%) Senior Network Engineer
4 5 (17.86%) Network Security Engineer
4 5 (17.86%) Security Engineer
5 4 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (14.29%) Senior Network Security Engineer
5 4 (14.29%) Senior Security Engineer
5 4 (14.29%) Storage Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Citrix Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Citrix Server Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) VMware Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) .NET Developer
7 1 (3.57%) Architect
7 1 (3.57%) Data Centre Manager
7 1 (3.57%) Data Centre Project Manager
7 1 (3.57%) Delivery Manager
7 1 (3.57%) Developer
7 1 (3.57%) Project Manager
7 1 (3.57%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.57%) .NET
1 1 (3.57%) Elastic Stack
1 1 (3.57%) jQuery
1 1 (3.57%) LINQ
1 1 (3.57%) Node.js
1 1 (3.57%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (46.43%) PKI
2 3 (10.71%) Clustering
3 1 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 16 (57.14%) Windows
2 15 (53.57%) Windows Server
2 15 (53.57%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (17.86%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (3.57%) Linux
5 1 (3.57%) Windows 10
5 1 (3.57%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (64.29%) Migration
2 14 (50.00%) ITIL
3 9 (32.14%) Server Building
4 6 (21.43%) ITIL V3
4 6 (21.43%) Service Management
5 5 (17.86%) PRINCE2
6 4 (14.29%) Change Control
6 4 (14.29%) Configuration Management
6 4 (14.29%) Visualisation
7 3 (10.71%) High Availability
7 3 (10.71%) Network Virtualisation
7 3 (10.71%) Service Delivery
7 3 (10.71%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
9 1 (3.57%) Agile Software Development
9 1 (3.57%) Change Management
9 1 (3.57%) Continuous Integration
9 1 (3.57%) Target Operating Model
9 1 (3.57%) Waterfall
9 1 (3.57%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 5 (17.86%) SQL
2 4 (14.29%) PowerShell
3 3 (10.71%) C
4 2 (7.14%) VBScript
5 1 (3.57%) C#
Qualifications
1 8 (28.57%) CCNA
1 8 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (21.43%) CCNP
3 1 (3.57%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) GDPR
1 1 (3.57%) QA
System Software
1 16 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 15 (53.57%) XenApp
3 13 (46.43%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 5 (17.86%) Hyper-V
4 5 (17.86%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (17.86%) vSphere
5 3 (10.71%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (10.71%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (3.57%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (3.57%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 15 (53.57%) SCOM
2 13 (46.43%) SCCM
3 5 (17.86%) WSUS
4 4 (14.29%) McAfee ePO
4 4 (14.29%) SmoothWall
5 3 (10.71%) HP SIM
5 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Clustering
5 3 (10.71%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 3 (10.71%) vCenter Server
5 3 (10.71%) vMotion
6 1 (3.57%) Ansible
6 1 (3.57%) Puppet
Vendors
1 15 (53.57%) Citrix
2 12 (42.86%) Cisco
3 11 (39.29%) Microsoft
4 7 (25.00%) Juniper
4 7 (25.00%) VMware
5 5 (17.86%) Avaya
6 4 (14.29%) McAfee
7 3 (10.71%) Altiris
7 3 (10.71%) HP
8 2 (7.14%) Ivanti
9 1 (3.57%) CheckPoint
9 1 (3.57%) Fortinet
9 1 (3.57%) Sophos
9 1 (3.57%) Splunk