Period
to 1 April 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 1 April 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
1 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 97 135 113
Rank change year-on-year +38 -22 -11
Contract jobs citing Data Centre 86 124 160
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 2.04% 1.84% 2.25%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.89% 4.87% 5.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 82 130
Median daily rate £550 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% +8.57%
10th Percentile £240 £290 £313
90th Percentile £673 £625 £613
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +7.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £36.50 £23.13 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +57.80% - -
Central London median hourly rate £36.50 £46.57 -
% change year-on-year -21.61% - -

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 1,461 2,545 2,911
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 34.62% 37.71% 40.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,058 1,870 2,276
Median daily rate £525 £525 £525
10th Percentile £280 £300 £313
90th Percentile £700 £688 £725
Central London median daily rate £510 £525 £520
% change year-on-year -2.86% +0.96% +5.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 41 53
Median hourly rate £25.00 £18.70 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.69% -13.02% +13.16%
10th Percentile £12.42 £13.31 £12.65
90th Percentile £52.25 £37.50 £48.45
Median hourly rate £26.44 £19.63 £21.50
% change year-on-year +34.73% -8.72% +13.16%

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 1 April 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 1 April 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 30 (34.88%) Migration
2 19 (22.09%) Finance
3 17 (19.77%) Cisco
3 17 (19.77%) Azure
4 15 (17.44%) Banking
4 15 (17.44%) Windows
4 15 (17.44%) Linux
5 14 (16.28%) Active Directory
6 13 (15.12%) AWS
7 12 (13.95%) Network Security
7 12 (13.95%) WAN
7 12 (13.95%) TCP/IP
7 12 (13.95%) VMware
8 11 (12.79%) Stakeholder Management
8 11 (12.79%) Firewall
8 11 (12.79%) LAN
8 11 (12.79%) Microsoft
8 11 (12.79%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (11.63%) Cisco Certification
9 10 (11.63%) IaaS
10 9 (10.47%) ITIL
10 9 (10.47%) MPLS
10 9 (10.47%) Service Delivery
10 9 (10.47%) Telecoms
11 8 (9.30%) VPN
11 8 (9.30%) Windows Server
11 8 (9.30%) Fibre Optics
12 7 (8.14%) PaaS
12 7 (8.14%) VLAN
12 7 (8.14%) Ethernet

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 (3.49%) Apache
1 3 (3.49%) IBM Notes
1 3 (3.49%) IIS
2 2 (2.33%) OpenStack
3 1 (1.16%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (1.16%) Confluence
3 1 (1.16%) nginx
3 1 (1.16%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (4.65%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (1.16%) Open Workbench
Cloud Services
1 17 (19.77%) Azure
2 13 (15.12%) AWS
3 10 (11.63%) IaaS
4 7 (8.14%) PaaS
5 2 (2.33%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (2.33%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (2.33%) GCP
5 2 (2.33%) IBM Cloud
5 2 (2.33%) SoftLayer
6 1 (1.16%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (1.16%) Amazon S3
6 1 (1.16%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (1.16%) Heroku
6 1 (1.16%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (13.95%) Network Security
1 12 (13.95%) TCP/IP
1 12 (13.95%) WAN
2 11 (12.79%) Firewall
2 11 (12.79%) LAN
3 9 (10.47%) MPLS
4 8 (9.30%) VPN
5 7 (8.14%) Ethernet
5 7 (8.14%) VLAN
6 6 (6.98%) NAS
7 5 (5.81%) Cisco Nexus
8 4 (4.65%) 3G
8 4 (4.65%) 4G
8 4 (4.65%) BGP
8 4 (4.65%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (4.65%) SAN
8 4 (4.65%) VoIP
9 3 (3.49%) Internet
9 3 (3.49%) OSPF
9 3 (3.49%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.49%) MySQL
1 3 (3.49%) SQL Server
1 3 (3.49%) SQL Server 2008
1 3 (3.49%) SQL Server 2012
1 3 (3.49%) SQL Server 2016
2 2 (2.33%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.16%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (1.16%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.16%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.16%) Redis
3 1 (1.16%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 2 (2.33%) Fiddler
1 2 (2.33%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.16%) CF BOSH
2 1 (1.16%) GitLab
General
1 19 (22.09%) Finance
2 15 (17.44%) Banking
3 9 (10.47%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.49%) International Banking
4 3 (3.49%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.33%) Games
5 2 (2.33%) Public Sector
5 2 (2.33%) Retail
6 1 (1.16%) Law
6 1 (1.16%) Legal
Job Titles
1 11 (12.79%) Architect
2 9 (10.47%) Network Engineer
2 9 (10.47%) Programme Manager
3 8 (9.30%) Data Centre Manager
3 8 (9.30%) Data Centre Technician
3 8 (9.30%) Data Technician
4 7 (8.14%) Data Migration Manager
4 7 (8.14%) Migration Manager
4 7 (8.14%) Project Manager
4 7 (8.14%) Security Engineer
5 6 (6.98%) Infrastructure Manager
6 5 (5.81%) Network Security Engineer
6 5 (5.81%) Systems Engineer
7 4 (4.65%) Cloud Architect
7 4 (4.65%) DevOps Engineer
7 4 (4.65%) Hardware Technician
7 4 (4.65%) Linux Technician
8 3 (3.49%) AWS Architect
8 3 (3.49%) Deskside Engineer
8 3 (3.49%) Deskside Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.49%) .NET
1 3 (3.49%) RabbitMQ
1 3 (3.49%) Web Services
1 3 (3.49%) X-Windows
2 2 (2.33%) RESTful
2 2 (2.33%) Spring
3 1 (1.16%) LDAP
3 1 (1.16%) SAML
3 1 (1.16%) SOAP
3 1 (1.16%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.30%) Fibre Optics
2 4 (4.65%) NHS
3 3 (3.49%) Blackberry
4 2 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.33%) CMDB
5 1 (1.16%) Cloud Native
5 1 (1.16%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.16%) Over-the-Top Content
5 1 (1.16%) PMI
5 1 (1.16%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.16%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.16%) Social Media
5 1 (1.16%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.16%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 15 (17.44%) Linux
1 15 (17.44%) Windows
2 8 (9.30%) Windows Server
3 5 (5.81%) Windows 10
4 3 (3.49%) Mac OS
4 3 (3.49%) Windows 7
5 2 (2.33%) Unix
5 2 (2.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.16%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.16%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (34.88%) Migration
2 11 (12.79%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (12.79%) Stakeholder Management
3 9 (10.47%) ITIL
3 9 (10.47%) Service Delivery
4 7 (8.14%) Project Management
5 6 (6.98%) DevOps
6 5 (5.81%) Change Management
6 5 (5.81%) Decision-Making
6 5 (5.81%) High Availability
6 5 (5.81%) PRINCE2
6 5 (5.81%) Problem Management
7 4 (4.65%) Data Centre Operations
7 4 (4.65%) Identity Management
7 4 (4.65%) ITSM
7 4 (4.65%) Network Virtualisation
7 4 (4.65%) Problem-Solving
7 4 (4.65%) Tech Ops
7 4 (4.65%) Technical Leadership
8 3 (3.49%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 5 (5.81%) SQL
2 4 (4.65%) Java
3 3 (3.49%) PowerShell
3 3 (3.49%) Python
4 2 (2.33%) Bash Shell
4 2 (2.33%) Ruby
5 1 (1.16%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.16%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 10 (11.63%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (8.14%) CCNP
3 6 (6.98%) Degree
4 5 (5.81%) CCNA
5 3 (3.49%) CCSP
5 3 (3.49%) PMI Certification
5 3 (3.49%) PMP
5 3 (3.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (2.33%) CCIE
6 2 (2.33%) CCIE Service Provider
6 2 (2.33%) CISSP
7 1 (1.16%) CCDA
7 1 (1.16%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (1.16%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.16%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.16%) MCSE
7 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.16%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (1.16%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.16%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.49%) Cyber Essentials
2 2 (2.33%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
2 2 (2.33%) NCSC
2 2 (2.33%) NIST
3 1 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.16%) MiFID
3 1 (1.16%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (16.28%) Active Directory
2 6 (6.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (5.81%) vSphere
4 4 (4.65%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (3.49%) Docker
5 3 (3.49%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (2.33%) VMware NSX
7 1 (1.16%) Firmware
7 1 (1.16%) Hyper-V
7 1 (1.16%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (1.16%) Xen
7 1 (1.16%) XenApp
7 1 (1.16%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (3.49%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (2.33%) Ansible
2 2 (2.33%) Kubernetes
2 2 (2.33%) Microsoft Intune
2 2 (2.33%) Puppet
2 2 (2.33%) SCCM
2 2 (2.33%) SCOM
2 2 (2.33%) Single Sign-On
2 2 (2.33%) Terraform
2 2 (2.33%) vRealize
3 1 (1.16%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (1.16%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (1.16%) Control-M
3 1 (1.16%) HAProxy
3 1 (1.16%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (1.16%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 17 (19.77%) Cisco
2 12 (13.95%) VMware
3 11 (12.79%) Microsoft
4 6 (6.98%) Oracle
5 5 (5.81%) CheckPoint
5 5 (5.81%) Citrix
5 5 (5.81%) Palo Alto
6 4 (4.65%) BMC
7 3 (3.49%) Bloomberg
7 3 (3.49%) Fidessa
7 3 (3.49%) Fortinet
7 3 (3.49%) HP
7 3 (3.49%) Lotus
8 2 (2.33%) Ciena
8 2 (2.33%) F5
8 2 (2.33%) Huawei
8 2 (2.33%) Juniper
8 2 (2.33%) NetApp
8 2 (2.33%) Red Hat
8 2 (2.33%) ServiceNow