Period
to 16 August 2018

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 16 August 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 141 105 91
Rank change year-on-year -36 -14 -7
Contract jobs citing Data Centre 121 159 174
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.73% 2.41% 2.56%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.97% 5.74% 6.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 110 143
City of London median daily rate £500 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.11% +2.80%
10th Percentile £355 £272 £314
90th Percentile £660 £675 £623
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £435
% change year-on-year - +14.94% -1.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
City of London median hourly rate - - £14.70
Central London median hourly rate - - £14.70

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 3,048 2,771 2,740
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 43.69% 42.03% 40.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,336 2,101 2,218
City of London median daily rate £525 £525 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.53% +2.15%
10th Percentile £319 £313 £305
90th Percentile £725 £688 £663
Central London median daily rate £525 £525 £470
% change year-on-year - +11.70% +4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 30 30
City of London median hourly rate £19.50 £21.16 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.82% +11.34% -9.52%
10th Percentile £13.31 £12.52 £11.25
90th Percentile £42.70 £33.36 £47.80
Central London median hourly rate £19.38 £18.85 £18.45
% change year-on-year +2.79% +2.17% -12.14%

Data Centre
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Data Centre as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Data Centre in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Data Centre in the City of London

Data Centre
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Data Centre in the City of London over the 6 months to 16 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Data Centre in the City of London

Data Centre
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Data Centre in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Data Centre in the City of London

For the 6 months to 16 August 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 City of London region with a requirement for Data Centre.

1 63 (52.07%) Migration
2 49 (40.50%) Finance
3 34 (28.10%) Cisco
4 31 (25.62%) Firewall
5 27 (22.31%) Windows
6 26 (21.49%) VMware
6 26 (21.49%) Amazon AWS
7 23 (19.01%) Microsoft
7 23 (19.01%) WAN
7 23 (19.01%) Microsoft Azure
8 21 (17.36%) Citrix
9 20 (16.53%) Cisco Certification
9 20 (16.53%) Project Management
10 18 (14.88%) LAN
11 16 (13.22%) Linux
12 14 (11.57%) Banking
13 13 (10.74%) Agile Software Development
14 12 (9.92%) CCNP
14 12 (9.92%) Office 365
15 11 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
16 10 (8.26%) Analytical Skills
16 10 (8.26%) DNS
16 10 (8.26%) Python
16 10 (8.26%) Stakeholder Management
17 9 (7.44%) Wireless
17 9 (7.44%) QA
17 9 (7.44%) PRINCE2
17 9 (7.44%) SQL
17 9 (7.44%) SAN
17 9 (7.44%) Windows Server

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 (2.48%) IIS
2 2 (1.65%) OpenStack
3 1 (0.83%) Apache Solr
3 1 (0.83%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.83%) Confluence
3 1 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (0.83%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.83%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (0.83%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (4.13%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.65%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 26 (21.49%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (19.01%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (9.92%) Office 365
4 8 (6.61%) IaaS
5 6 (4.96%) SaaS
6 4 (3.31%) PaaS
7 3 (2.48%) GitHub
7 3 (2.48%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.83%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.83%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 31 (25.62%) Firewall
2 23 (19.01%) WAN
3 18 (14.88%) LAN
4 10 (8.26%) DNS
5 9 (7.44%) SAN
5 9 (7.44%) Wireless
6 8 (6.61%) DHCP
6 8 (6.61%) Network Security
7 7 (5.79%) Internet
7 7 (5.79%) MPLS
8 6 (4.96%) BGP
8 6 (4.96%) TCP/IP
8 6 (4.96%) VPN
8 6 (4.96%) Wireshark
9 5 (4.13%) Extranet
9 5 (4.13%) OSPF
10 4 (3.31%) Ethernet
10 4 (3.31%) Multicast
10 4 (3.31%) NAS
11 3 (2.48%) MQTT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.96%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.13%) MongoDB
3 4 (3.31%) Big Data
4 3 (2.48%) Hadoop
4 3 (2.48%) HBase
4 3 (2.48%) NoSQL
5 2 (1.65%) MySQL
5 2 (1.65%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.65%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.83%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.83%) Data Lake
6 1 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.83%) Impala
6 1 (0.83%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.83%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (0.83%) VLDB
Development Applications
1 4 (3.31%) Cucumber
1 4 (3.31%) GoogleTest
1 4 (3.31%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.65%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.65%) JIRA
3 1 (0.83%) Subversion
General
1 49 (40.50%) Finance
2 14 (11.57%) Banking
3 8 (6.61%) Telecoms
4 6 (4.96%) Investment Banking
5 5 (4.13%) Legal
6 3 (2.48%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.65%) Retail
8 1 (0.83%) Advertising
8 1 (0.83%) French Language
8 1 (0.83%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 25 (20.66%) Project Manager
2 19 (15.70%) Network Engineer
3 18 (14.88%) Architect
4 16 (13.22%) Infrastructure Manager
5 13 (10.74%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 9 (7.44%) IT Infrastructure Manager
6 9 (7.44%) IT Manager
7 8 (6.61%) Data Centre Manager
8 7 (5.79%) Data Centre Project Manager
8 7 (5.79%) IT Infrastructure Project Manager
8 7 (5.79%) IT Project Manager
8 7 (5.79%) Security Architect
9 6 (4.96%) AWS Engineer
10 5 (4.13%) Consultant
10 5 (4.13%) Network Architect
11 4 (3.31%) Analyst
11 4 (3.31%) Data Analyst
11 4 (3.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 4 (3.31%) Senior Manager
11 4 (3.31%) Senior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.96%) XML
2 5 (4.13%) JSON
3 4 (3.31%) Gherkin
3 4 (3.31%) Kafka
3 4 (3.31%) Middleware
3 4 (3.31%) REST
3 4 (3.31%) SOAP
3 4 (3.31%) Web Services
4 3 (2.48%) RESTful
4 3 (2.48%) Swagger
4 3 (2.48%) XMPP
5 2 (1.65%) .NET
5 2 (1.65%) FIX Protocol
5 2 (1.65%) LDAP
6 1 (0.83%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.83%) 802.1X
6 1 (0.83%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 1 (0.83%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.26%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (6.61%) Computer Science
2 8 (6.61%) Public Cloud
3 4 (3.31%) Fintech
3 4 (3.31%) PKI
4 3 (2.48%) Data Structures
4 3 (2.48%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (2.48%) PMI
5 2 (1.65%) Cloud Native
5 2 (1.65%) Clustering
5 2 (1.65%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (1.65%) Eurex
5 2 (1.65%) Hedge funds
5 2 (1.65%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.65%) Private Cloud
5 2 (1.65%) Replication
5 2 (1.65%) SWIFT
5 2 (1.65%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.83%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (0.83%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 27 (22.31%) Windows
2 16 (13.22%) Linux
3 9 (7.44%) Windows Server
4 5 (4.13%) Unix
5 4 (3.31%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (2.48%) Windows 10
7 2 (1.65%) AIX
7 2 (1.65%) CentOS
8 1 (0.83%) CoreOS
8 1 (0.83%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (52.07%) Migration
2 20 (16.53%) Project Management
3 13 (10.74%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (8.26%) Stakeholder Management
5 9 (7.44%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 9 (7.44%) PRINCE2
6 8 (6.61%) DevOps
7 7 (5.79%) Problem-Solving
8 6 (4.96%) Functional Testing
8 6 (4.96%) Load Balancing
8 6 (4.96%) Network Design
9 5 (4.13%) Data Protection
9 5 (4.13%) High Availability
9 5 (4.13%) Information Security
9 5 (4.13%) ITIL
9 5 (4.13%) Mentoring
9 5 (4.13%) Microservices
9 5 (4.13%) Risk Management
9 5 (4.13%) Scrum
9 5 (4.13%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 10 (8.26%) Python
2 9 (7.44%) SQL
3 8 (6.61%) Java
3 8 (6.61%) PowerShell
4 4 (3.31%) C++
4 4 (3.31%) Perl
5 3 (2.48%) Shell Script
6 2 (1.65%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.83%) C
7 1 (0.83%) C#
7 1 (0.83%) Korn
7 1 (0.83%) Ruby
7 1 (0.83%) Scala
Qualifications
1 20 (16.53%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (9.92%) CCNP
3 8 (6.61%) CCIE
3 8 (6.61%) Degree
4 7 (5.79%) CCNA
5 6 (4.96%) Computer Science Degree
5 6 (4.96%) PMP
5 6 (4.96%) Security Cleared
6 5 (4.13%) PMI Certification
7 4 (3.31%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (3.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 3 (2.48%) MCSA
8 3 (2.48%) SC Cleared
9 2 (1.65%) MCSE
9 2 (1.65%) OCP
9 2 (1.65%) Oracle Certification
9 2 (1.65%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.83%) CISSP
10 1 (0.83%) HND
10 1 (0.83%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.44%) QA
2 4 (3.31%) PCI DSS
3 3 (2.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.65%) FedRAMP
4 2 (1.65%) SLA
5 1 (0.83%) FISMA
5 1 (0.83%) GDPR
5 1 (0.83%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.83%) PMO
5 1 (0.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 11 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (5.79%) Active Directory
2 7 (5.79%) Docker
3 6 (4.96%) XenDesktop
4 5 (4.13%) Microsoft App-V
4 5 (4.13%) vSphere
4 5 (4.13%) XenApp
5 2 (1.65%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (1.65%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (1.65%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (1.65%) VMware NSX
6 1 (0.83%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 1 (0.83%) HDFS
6 1 (0.83%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.83%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.83%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (4.96%) Ansible
2 4 (3.31%) Kubernetes
3 3 (2.48%) SCOM
3 3 (2.48%) Terraform
4 2 (1.65%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (1.65%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.65%) Puppet
4 2 (1.65%) RSA Archer
5 1 (0.83%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.83%) CSIRT
5 1 (0.83%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.83%) HAProxy
5 1 (0.83%) Nagios
5 1 (0.83%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (0.83%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.83%) SCCM
5 1 (0.83%) SnapMirror
Vendors
1 34 (28.10%) Cisco
2 26 (21.49%) VMware
3 23 (19.01%) Microsoft
4 21 (17.36%) Citrix
5 6 (4.96%) CheckPoint
5 6 (4.96%) HP
5 6 (4.96%) Juniper
6 5 (4.13%) F5
6 5 (4.13%) Red Hat
7 4 (3.31%) EMC
7 4 (3.31%) Google
7 4 (3.31%) Oracle
8 3 (2.48%) Apigee
8 3 (2.48%) CA
8 3 (2.48%) Sun
9 2 (1.65%) Arista
9 2 (1.65%) CyberArk
9 2 (1.65%) Dell
9 2 (1.65%) Hitachi
9 2 (1.65%) Palo Alto