Period
to 8 August 2020

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Data Centre in contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Data Centre over the 6 months to 8 August 2020 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
8 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 86 122 138
Rank change year-on-year +36 +16 -39
Contract jobs citing Data Centre 48 126 121
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 2.15% 1.94% 1.74%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.02% 5.91% 4.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 95 92
Median daily rate £465 £475 £499
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.11% -4.76% -0.25%
10th Percentile £300 £406 £314
90th Percentile £600 £625 £649
Central London median daily rate £473 £496 £500
% change year-on-year -4.79% -0.75% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - £70.00 -

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 the City of London with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 797 2,133 2,854
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 35.77% 32.84% 41.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 517 1,585 2,176
Median daily rate £525 £525 £525
10th Percentile £313 £325 £313
90th Percentile £700 £678 £725
Central London median daily rate £513 £525 £520
% change year-on-year -2.38% +0.96% -0.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 47 51
Median hourly rate £35.25 £20.83 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +69.23% +4.15% -5.56%
10th Percentile £12.66 £11.25 £14.25
90th Percentile £47.75 £55.90 £46.39
Median hourly rate £35.25 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +67.86% +5.00% +6.95%

Data Centre
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Data Centre as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Data Centre in the City of London

Data Centre
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Data Centre in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for Data Centre in the City of London

Data Centre
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Data Centre in the City of London over the 6 months to 8 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Data Centre in the City of London

Data Centre
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Data Centre in the City of London.

Hourly rate trend for Data Centre in the City of London

For the 6 months to 8 August 2020, 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 City of London region with a requirement for Data Centre.

1 18 (37.50%) Cisco
2 16 (33.33%) Windows
2 16 (33.33%) Migration
3 15 (31.25%) Azure
4 14 (29.17%) Finance
4 14 (29.17%) Microsoft
5 12 (25.00%) VMware
6 11 (22.92%) Firewall
6 11 (22.92%) Active Directory
7 10 (20.83%) Windows Server
8 8 (16.67%) Linux
8 8 (16.67%) Banking
8 8 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
9 7 (14.58%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (14.58%) BGP
10 6 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
10 6 (12.50%) SAN
10 6 (12.50%) SQL
10 6 (12.50%) WAN
10 6 (12.50%) PowerShell
10 6 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
11 5 (10.42%) Converged Infrastructure
11 5 (10.42%) NAS
11 5 (10.42%) AWS
11 5 (10.42%) DevOps
11 5 (10.42%) LAN
11 5 (10.42%) TCP/IP
11 5 (10.42%) SQL Server
11 5 (10.42%) CCNP
12 4 (8.33%) HP

Data Centre
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of 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 3 (6.25%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.08%) Confluence
2 1 (2.08%) IBM Notes
2 1 (2.08%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.08%) Camtasia
2 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (2.08%) Open Workbench
Cloud Services
1 15 (31.25%) Azure
2 5 (10.42%) AWS
3 3 (6.25%) GCP
3 3 (6.25%) IaaS
3 3 (6.25%) Office 365
4 2 (4.17%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (4.17%) PaaS
5 1 (2.08%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (2.08%) Amazon S3
5 1 (2.08%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (2.08%) Azure Stack
5 1 (2.08%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 11 (22.92%) Firewall
2 7 (14.58%) BGP
3 6 (12.50%) SAN
3 6 (12.50%) WAN
4 5 (10.42%) LAN
4 5 (10.42%) NAS
4 5 (10.42%) TCP/IP
5 4 (8.33%) Network Security
5 4 (8.33%) VLAN
5 4 (8.33%) Wireless
6 3 (6.25%) DNS
6 3 (6.25%) EIGRP
6 3 (6.25%) MPLS
6 3 (6.25%) Multicast
6 3 (6.25%) OSPF
6 3 (6.25%) SNMP
6 3 (6.25%) Spanning Tree
6 3 (6.25%) TACACS
6 3 (6.25%) VXLAN
6 3 (6.25%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.42%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.08%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (2.08%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 2 (4.17%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.08%) GitLab
2 1 (2.08%) Jenkins
General
1 14 (29.17%) Finance
2 8 (16.67%) Banking
3 3 (6.25%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.08%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.08%) Local Government
4 1 (2.08%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 11 (22.92%) Network Engineer
2 7 (14.58%) Architect
3 6 (12.50%) Senior Network Engineer
4 4 (8.33%) Azure Engineer
4 4 (8.33%) Cloud Architect
5 3 (6.25%) Azure DevOps Engineer
5 3 (6.25%) DevOps Engineer
5 3 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (6.25%) Project Manager
5 3 (6.25%) Security Engineer
6 2 (4.17%) Analyst
6 2 (4.17%) Azure Architect
6 2 (4.17%) Category Manager
6 2 (4.17%) Consultant
6 2 (4.17%) Data Architect
6 2 (4.17%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 2 (4.17%) IT Manager
6 2 (4.17%) Network Architect
6 2 (4.17%) Platform Engineer
6 2 (4.17%) Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.17%) Web Services
2 1 (2.08%) 802.1X
2 1 (2.08%) AngularJS
2 1 (2.08%) CSS
2 1 (2.08%) HTML
2 1 (2.08%) jQuery
2 1 (2.08%) Spring
2 1 (2.08%) Task Parallel Library
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (6.25%) Replication
1 3 (6.25%) Self-Motivation
2 2 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (4.17%) Fibre Optics
2 2 (4.17%) Hybrid Cloud
2 2 (4.17%) NHS
2 2 (4.17%) Private Cloud
3 1 (2.08%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.08%) Cloud Native
3 1 (2.08%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (2.08%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (2.08%) Learning Management System
3 1 (2.08%) PKI
3 1 (2.08%) PMI
3 1 (2.08%) Public Cloud
3 1 (2.08%) User Experience
3 1 (2.08%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 16 (33.33%) Windows
2 10 (20.83%) Windows Server
3 8 (16.67%) Linux
4 4 (8.33%) Unix
5 3 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (4.17%) Windows 10
7 1 (2.08%) Mac OS
7 1 (2.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (2.08%) VMS
7 1 (2.08%) Windows 7
7 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (33.33%) Migration
2 6 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
2 6 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
3 5 (10.42%) Converged Infrastructure
3 5 (10.42%) DevOps
4 4 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (8.33%) High Availability
4 4 (8.33%) ITIL
4 4 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (6.25%) Data Migration
5 3 (6.25%) Incident Management
5 3 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 3 (6.25%) Load Balancing
5 3 (6.25%) PRINCE2
5 3 (6.25%) Problem Management
5 3 (6.25%) Project Management
5 3 (6.25%) Server Management
5 3 (6.25%) Storage Management
5 3 (6.25%) Technical Leadership
6 2 (4.17%) Contract Negotiation
Programming Languages
1 6 (12.50%) PowerShell
1 6 (12.50%) SQL
2 3 (6.25%) Python
3 2 (4.17%) Lisp
4 1 (2.08%) Bash Shell
4 1 (2.08%) C
4 1 (2.08%) C#
4 1 (2.08%) C++
4 1 (2.08%) Java
4 1 (2.08%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (14.58%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (10.42%) CCNP
3 4 (8.33%) CCIE
4 3 (6.25%) CCNA
4 3 (6.25%) Degree
4 3 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (6.25%) Security Cleared
4 3 (6.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (4.17%) MCSE
5 2 (4.17%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.08%) CCDA
6 1 (2.08%) CCIE Service Provider
6 1 (2.08%) CESG Certified Professional
6 1 (2.08%) CISSP
6 1 (2.08%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (2.08%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (2.08%) DV Cleared
6 1 (2.08%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (2.08%) PMI Certification
6 1 (2.08%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.17%) QA
1 2 (4.17%) SLA
2 1 (2.08%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (2.08%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 11 (22.92%) Active Directory
2 8 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (8.33%) vSphere
4 1 (2.08%) Docker
4 1 (2.08%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.08%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (2.08%) VMware NSX
4 1 (2.08%) Xen
4 1 (2.08%) XenApp
4 1 (2.08%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (8.33%) FortiGate
1 4 (8.33%) SCOM
2 3 (6.25%) Ansible
2 3 (6.25%) Terraform
3 2 (4.17%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (4.17%) Kubernetes
3 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (4.17%) Nagios
3 2 (4.17%) SCCM
3 2 (4.17%) TrustSec
4 1 (2.08%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 18 (37.50%) Cisco
2 14 (29.17%) Microsoft
3 12 (25.00%) VMware
4 4 (8.33%) Citrix
4 4 (8.33%) HP
4 4 (8.33%) Juniper
4 4 (8.33%) Oracle
4 4 (8.33%) Palo Alto
5 3 (6.25%) Arista
5 3 (6.25%) CheckPoint
5 3 (6.25%) Dell
5 3 (6.25%) Google
5 3 (6.25%) NetApp
5 3 (6.25%) ServiceNow
6 2 (4.17%) EMC
6 2 (4.17%) F5
7 1 (2.08%) Bloomberg
7 1 (2.08%) Fortinet
7 1 (2.08%) Huawei
7 1 (2.08%) Remedy