Period
to 11 December 2017

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 11 December 2017 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
11 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 104 87 77
Rank change year-on-year -17 -10 +4
Contract jobs citing Data Centre 170 182 230
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 2.37% 2.79% 2.71%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.48% 6.91% 6.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 123 158
City of London median daily rate £475 £430 £433
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.47% -0.58% +1.76%
10th Percentile £320 £325 £296
90th Percentile £655 £586 £566
Central London median daily rate £475 £425 £438
% change year-on-year +11.76% -2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 9 1
City of London median hourly rate - £22.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +28.57% -7.89%
Central London median hourly rate - £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year - +28.57% -7.89%

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 3104 2632 3418
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 43.19% 40.38% 40.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 2438 2027 2709
City of London median daily rate £525 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.53% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £320 £313 £275
90th Percentile £725 £675 £671
Central London median daily rate £525 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +10.53% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 30 50
City of London median hourly rate £24.49 £19.00 £19.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.87% -3.80% +12.86%
10th Percentile £13.13 £12.73 £11.93
90th Percentile £33.92 £55.00 £25.30
Central London median hourly rate £22.26 £17.98 £20.00
% change year-on-year +23.82% -10.13% +14.29%

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 11 December 2017.

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

Data Centre
Contract Job Locations in the City of London

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 City of London region over the 6 months to 11 December 2017. 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
London Bridge - 1 £300 -
Data Centre
Central London

For the 6 months to 11 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Data Centre also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Data Centre.

1 57 (33.53%) Finance
2 51 (30.00%) Windows
3 45 (26.47%) Cisco
4 38 (22.35%) Migration
5 33 (19.41%) WAN
5 33 (19.41%) Windows Server
6 31 (18.24%) Microsoft
6 31 (18.24%) VMware
7 28 (16.47%) Firewall
8 25 (14.71%) Linux
9 24 (14.12%) Unix
9 24 (14.12%) Microsoft Azure
10 23 (13.53%) Active Directory
10 23 (13.53%) Banking
11 22 (12.94%) LAN
12 21 (12.35%) Cisco Certification
13 20 (11.76%) Amazon AWS
14 19 (11.18%) DevOps
14 19 (11.18%) Project Management
14 19 (11.18%) Change Management
15 17 (10.00%) ITIL
16 16 (9.41%) Agile Software Development
16 16 (9.41%) Cisco Nexus
16 16 (9.41%) PowerShell
17 15 (8.82%) High Availability
17 15 (8.82%) CCNP
18 14 (8.24%) Stakeholder Management
19 13 (7.65%) Mentoring
19 13 (7.65%) Security Cleared
19 13 (7.65%) PaaS

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 5 (2.94%) Apache
2 3 (1.76%) Apache Spark
2 3 (1.76%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.76%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.18%) IIS
4 1 (0.59%) nginx
4 1 (0.59%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3 (1.76%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.59%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.59%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.59%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.18%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.59%) MetaTrader
Cloud Services
1 24 (14.12%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (11.76%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (7.65%) PaaS
4 11 (6.47%) IaaS
5 9 (5.29%) Office 365
6 7 (4.12%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (3.53%) SaaS
8 2 (1.18%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (1.18%) npm
8 2 (1.18%) Serverless
9 1 (0.59%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.59%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 1 (0.59%) Azure Data Factory
9 1 (0.59%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.59%) GitHub
9 1 (0.59%) Google App Engine
9 1 (0.59%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 33 (19.41%) WAN
2 28 (16.47%) Firewall
3 22 (12.94%) LAN
4 16 (9.41%) Cisco Nexus
5 12 (7.06%) DNS
5 12 (7.06%) Internet
5 12 (7.06%) Network Security
5 12 (7.06%) SAN
6 11 (6.47%) DMZ
6 11 (6.47%) SSL
6 11 (6.47%) VPN
6 11 (6.47%) Wi-Fi
6 11 (6.47%) Wireless
7 10 (5.88%) Cisco ASA
8 9 (5.29%) IPsec
8 9 (5.29%) TCP/IP
9 8 (4.71%) BGP
9 8 (4.71%) DHCP
9 8 (4.71%) LDAP
10 6 (3.53%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (6.47%) Hadoop
2 8 (4.71%) SQL Server
3 6 (3.53%) NoSQL
4 5 (2.94%) Big Data
5 4 (2.35%) Apache Cassandra
5 4 (2.35%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (2.35%) HBase
6 3 (1.76%) Apache Hive
6 3 (1.76%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 3 (1.76%) MongoDB
6 3 (1.76%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (1.76%) RDBMS
6 3 (1.76%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.76%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (1.76%) SQL Server 2016
6 3 (1.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (1.18%) MySQL
8 1 (0.59%) Impala
8 1 (0.59%) InterSystems Cache
8 1 (0.59%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (2.94%) Jenkins
2 3 (1.76%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.18%) Babel
3 2 (1.18%) Bitbucket
3 2 (1.18%) TeamCity
3 2 (1.18%) webpack
4 1 (0.59%) Artifactory
4 1 (0.59%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.59%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.59%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 57 (33.53%) Finance
2 23 (13.53%) Banking
3 12 (7.06%) Telecoms
4 9 (5.29%) Investment Banking
5 7 (4.12%) Legal
6 5 (2.94%) German Language
7 4 (2.35%) Financial Institution
8 3 (1.76%) Law
9 2 (1.18%) Advertising
9 2 (1.18%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.59%) Back Office
10 1 (0.59%) French Language
10 1 (0.59%) Front Office
10 1 (0.59%) Marketing
10 1 (0.59%) Publishing
10 1 (0.59%) Retail
10 1 (0.59%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (12.94%) Architect
1 22 (12.94%) Network Engineer
2 20 (11.76%) Project Manager
3 14 (8.24%) Data Centre Manager
4 13 (7.65%) Infrastructure Manager
5 10 (5.88%) Cisco Engineer
5 10 (5.88%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 10 (5.88%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 9 (5.29%) Consultant
7 8 (4.71%) Analyst
7 8 (4.71%) Head of Delivery
7 8 (4.71%) Head of Infrastructure
7 8 (4.71%) PowerShell Engineer
8 7 (4.12%) Active Directory Engineer
8 7 (4.12%) Azure Engineer
8 7 (4.12%) Cloud Engineer
8 7 (4.12%) Data Centre Engineer
8 7 (4.12%) Senior Network Engineer
9 6 (3.53%) Data Architect
9 6 (3.53%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.35%) REST
1 4 (2.35%) Software Packaging
2 3 (1.76%) Kafka
2 3 (1.76%) Node.js
2 3 (1.76%) SAML
3 2 (1.18%) CSS
3 2 (1.18%) CSS3
3 2 (1.18%) Ext JS
3 2 (1.18%) FIX Protocol
3 2 (1.18%) HTML
3 2 (1.18%) HTML5
3 2 (1.18%) LESS
3 2 (1.18%) PySpark
3 2 (1.18%) React
3 2 (1.18%) RESTful
3 2 (1.18%) Sass
3 2 (1.18%) Semantic UI
3 2 (1.18%) Serverless Framework
3 2 (1.18%) Web Services
4 1 (0.59%) Dropwizard
Miscellaneous
1 8 (4.71%) Private Cloud
1 8 (4.71%) Reinsurance
2 6 (3.53%) Computer Science
2 6 (3.53%) Hybrid Cloud
3 5 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (2.94%) Clustering
3 5 (2.94%) Replication
4 4 (2.35%) Public Cloud
4 4 (2.35%) Robotics
5 3 (1.76%) EMC VMAX
5 3 (1.76%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (1.18%) EMC VNX
6 2 (1.18%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.18%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.18%) Security Operations Centre
6 2 (1.18%) User Experience
7 1 (0.59%) Fintech
7 1 (0.59%) Infotainment
7 1 (0.59%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.59%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 51 (30.00%) Windows
2 33 (19.41%) Windows Server
3 25 (14.71%) Linux
4 24 (14.12%) Unix
5 8 (4.71%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (2.35%) Solaris
6 4 (2.35%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (1.18%) AIX
7 2 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.18%) VMS
7 2 (1.18%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.59%) Debian
8 1 (0.59%) SUSE
8 1 (0.59%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.59%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.59%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (22.35%) Migration
2 19 (11.18%) Change Management
2 19 (11.18%) DevOps
2 19 (11.18%) Project Management
3 17 (10.00%) ITIL
4 16 (9.41%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (8.82%) High Availability
6 14 (8.24%) Stakeholder Management
7 13 (7.65%) Mentoring
8 11 (6.47%) PRINCE2
9 9 (5.29%) Coaching
9 9 (5.29%) Load Balancing
10 8 (4.71%) Business Transformation
10 8 (4.71%) Capacity Planning
10 8 (4.71%) Disaster Recovery
10 8 (4.71%) Programme Management
10 8 (4.71%) Security Hardening
11 7 (4.12%) Network Design
12 6 (3.53%) Data Migration
12 6 (3.53%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 16 (9.41%) PowerShell
2 11 (6.47%) SQL
3 7 (4.12%) Python
4 5 (2.94%) C#
4 5 (2.94%) JavaScript
5 3 (1.76%) Java
5 3 (1.76%) T-SQL
6 2 (1.18%) Bash Shell
6 2 (1.18%) ES6
6 2 (1.18%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.59%) Korn
7 1 (0.59%) Perl
7 1 (0.59%) PHP
7 1 (0.59%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 21 (12.35%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (8.82%) CCNP
3 13 (7.65%) Security Cleared
4 11 (6.47%) SC Cleared
5 9 (5.29%) CCIE
6 8 (4.71%) CCNA
7 6 (3.53%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (2.94%) Degree
9 4 (2.35%) CISSP
9 4 (2.35%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (2.35%) MCSE
10 3 (1.76%) CCSP
10 3 (1.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (1.18%) CCDA
11 2 (1.18%) CCDP
11 2 (1.18%) Citrix Certification
11 2 (1.18%) OCA
11 2 (1.18%) Oracle Certification
11 2 (1.18%) PMI Certification
11 2 (1.18%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.53%) QA
2 4 (2.35%) SLA
3 3 (1.76%) GDPR
3 3 (1.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.59%) AS 2805
4 1 (0.59%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.59%) GCP
4 1 (0.59%) ISO 8583
4 1 (0.59%) MiFID
4 1 (0.59%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 23 (13.53%) Active Directory
2 12 (7.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.35%) VMware NSX
4 3 (1.76%) Docker
4 3 (1.76%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (1.76%) vSphere
5 2 (1.18%) Apache Flume
5 2 (1.18%) HDFS
5 2 (1.18%) iptables
5 2 (1.18%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (1.18%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (1.18%) XenApp
6 1 (0.59%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.59%) NFS
6 1 (0.59%) PowerDNS
6 1 (0.59%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.59%) vCloud
6 1 (0.59%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 8 (4.71%) Ansible
2 4 (2.35%) EMC NetWorker
2 4 (2.35%) Microsoft Clustering
3 3 (1.76%) CA Single Sign-On
3 3 (1.76%) NetBackup
3 3 (1.76%) SCCM
3 3 (1.76%) SCOM
3 3 (1.76%) vRealize
4 2 (1.18%) Backup Exec
4 2 (1.18%) Oozie
4 2 (1.18%) OPNET
4 2 (1.18%) Puppet
4 2 (1.18%) SCOrch
4 2 (1.18%) Terraform
4 2 (1.18%) vCenter Server
5 1 (0.59%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.59%) HAProxy
5 1 (0.59%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.59%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 1 (0.59%) Simpana
Vendors
1 45 (26.47%) Cisco
2 31 (18.24%) Microsoft
2 31 (18.24%) VMware
3 12 (7.06%) Citrix
4 10 (5.88%) EMC
5 9 (5.29%) F5
5 9 (5.29%) HP
6 7 (4.12%) CheckPoint
6 7 (4.12%) NetApp
7 6 (3.53%) Palo Alto
8 5 (2.94%) Arista
8 5 (2.94%) Oracle
8 5 (2.94%) Remedy
9 4 (2.35%) Dell
9 4 (2.35%) Juniper
9 4 (2.35%) Riverbed
9 4 (2.35%) Salesforce.com
9 4 (2.35%) Teradata
10 3 (1.76%) 3PAR
10 3 (1.76%) SolarWinds