Period
to 8 May 2021

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 May 2021 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 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 116 99 123
Rank change year-on-year -17 +24 +3
Contract jobs citing Data Centre 36 64 127
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 1.32% 1.84% 1.95%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.57% 5.98% 5.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 47 91
10th Percentile £401 £228 £313
25th Percentile £413 £289 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £520 £450 £500
Median % change year-on-year +15.56% -10.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £606 £622 £538
90th Percentile £713 £673 £625
Central London median daily rate £550 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £36.50 -
Central London median hourly rate - £36.50 £70.00
% change year-on-year - -47.86% +154.55%

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 1,009 1,070 2,142
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 37.10% 30.77% 32.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 689 776 1,582
10th Percentile £342 £285 £315
25th Percentile £450 £413 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% - -
75th Percentile £650 £625 £625
90th Percentile £725 £688 £695
Central London median daily rate £550 £500 £525
% change year-on-year +10.00% -4.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 41 38
10th Percentile £8.00 £12.42 £11.25
25th Percentile £11.72 £15.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate £16.03 £27.00 £18.98
Median % change year-on-year -40.65% +42.29% -11.74%
75th Percentile £34.44 £39.25 £37.50
90th Percentile £41.28 £52.25 £44.80
Central London median hourly rate £17.98 £27.09 £19.25
% change year-on-year -33.64% +40.71% -8.33%

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 May 2021.

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 May 2021, 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 15 (41.67%) Microsoft
1 15 (41.67%) VMware
2 14 (38.89%) Citrix
2 14 (38.89%) WAN
2 14 (38.89%) Firewall
2 14 (38.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (36.11%) LAN
4 12 (33.33%) Cisco
5 11 (30.56%) Azure
6 10 (27.78%) Linux
6 10 (27.78%) Wireless
7 9 (25.00%) Finance
7 9 (25.00%) Windows
7 9 (25.00%) VPN
8 8 (22.22%) vSphere
8 8 (22.22%) VMware ESXi
8 8 (22.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (22.22%) Social Skills
9 7 (19.44%) IBM
9 7 (19.44%) MS Visio
9 7 (19.44%) DB2
9 7 (19.44%) WebSphere MQ
9 7 (19.44%) Red Hat
9 7 (19.44%) Migration
9 7 (19.44%) WebSphere
9 7 (19.44%) Load Balancing
10 6 (16.67%) Fortinet
10 6 (16.67%) TOGAF
10 6 (16.67%) CheckPoint
10 6 (16.67%) Technical Leadership

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 7 (19.44%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.78%) CICS
2 1 (2.78%) Confluence
2 1 (2.78%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 7 (19.44%) MS Visio
2 3 (8.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (8.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (5.56%) AutoCAD
3 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (5.56%) Revit
Cloud Services
1 11 (30.56%) Azure
2 4 (11.11%) AWS
2 4 (11.11%) IaaS
2 4 (11.11%) PaaS
2 4 (11.11%) Serverless
3 3 (8.33%) Microsoft 365
4 2 (5.56%) GCP
5 1 (2.78%) Azure ExpressRoute
5 1 (2.78%) Azure Functions
5 1 (2.78%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (2.78%) Cloud Functions
Communications & Networking
1 14 (38.89%) Firewall
1 14 (38.89%) WAN
2 13 (36.11%) LAN
3 10 (27.78%) Wireless
4 9 (25.00%) VPN
5 5 (13.89%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (11.11%) Cisco Firepower
6 4 (11.11%) DMZ
6 4 (11.11%) Network Security
6 4 (11.11%) WebEx
7 3 (8.33%) SAN
8 2 (5.56%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (5.56%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 2 (5.56%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 2 (5.56%) NAS
8 2 (5.56%) TCP/IP
9 1 (2.78%) Fibre Channel
9 1 (2.78%) iSCSI
9 1 (2.78%) NetScaler
9 1 (2.78%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (19.44%) DB2
2 3 (8.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.78%) JIRA
1 1 (2.78%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 9 (25.00%) Finance
2 8 (22.22%) Social Skills
3 5 (13.89%) Banking
4 2 (5.56%) Retail Banking
5 1 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.78%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.78%) Presentation Skills
5 1 (2.78%) Public Sector
5 1 (2.78%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 13 (36.11%) Architect
2 9 (25.00%) Infrastructure Architect
3 6 (16.67%) Network Engineer
4 5 (13.89%) Citrix Architect
4 5 (13.89%) VMware Architect
4 5 (13.89%) WebSphere Architect
5 4 (11.11%) Cisco Engineer
5 4 (11.11%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 4 (11.11%) Data Centre Engineer
5 4 (11.11%) Data Network Engineer
5 4 (11.11%) LAN Engineer
6 3 (8.33%) Azure Engineer
6 3 (8.33%) C# Developer
6 3 (8.33%) Data Manager
6 3 (8.33%) Developer
6 3 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (8.33%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (5.56%) Analyst
7 2 (5.56%) Data Centre Manager
7 2 (5.56%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (19.44%) WebSphere MQ
2 2 (5.56%) Spring
3 1 (2.78%) .NET
3 1 (2.78%) AngularJS
3 1 (2.78%) JSON
3 1 (2.78%) Regular Expression
3 1 (2.78%) Task Parallel Library
3 1 (2.78%) WCF
3 1 (2.78%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 2 (5.56%) Mobile Payment
1 2 (5.56%) SWIFT
2 1 (2.78%) Algorithms
2 1 (2.78%) Cloud Native
2 1 (2.78%) Driving Licence
2 1 (2.78%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (2.78%) Mainframe
2 1 (2.78%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.78%) N-Tier
2 1 (2.78%) Public Cloud
2 1 (2.78%) Replication
2 1 (2.78%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 10 (27.78%) Linux
2 9 (25.00%) Windows
3 8 (22.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (5.56%) Windows Server
5 1 (2.78%) Android
5 1 (2.78%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.78%) Windows 10
5 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2016
5 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (19.44%) Load Balancing
1 7 (19.44%) Migration
2 6 (16.67%) Technical Leadership
2 6 (16.67%) TOGAF
3 4 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 3 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (8.33%) ITIL
4 3 (8.33%) Multithreading
4 3 (8.33%) Network Virtualisation
4 3 (8.33%) Project Delivery
5 2 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (5.56%) Business Case
5 2 (5.56%) Change Management
5 2 (5.56%) Conflict Resolution
5 2 (5.56%) DevOps
5 2 (5.56%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (5.56%) Product Roadmap
5 2 (5.56%) Records Management
5 2 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (5.56%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.33%) C#
2 2 (5.56%) Python
2 2 (5.56%) SQL
3 1 (2.78%) Bash Shell
3 1 (2.78%) Java
3 1 (2.78%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (13.89%) RHCA
1 5 (13.89%) TOGAF Certification
2 2 (5.56%) BICSI Certification
2 2 (5.56%) BICSI RCDD
2 2 (5.56%) Degree
3 1 (2.78%) CCNP
3 1 (2.78%) CCSA
3 1 (2.78%) Check Point Certification
3 1 (2.78%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.78%) CISSP
3 1 (2.78%) PMI Certification
3 1 (2.78%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.33%) QA
2 2 (5.56%) SEPA
System Software
1 14 (38.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (22.22%) VMware ESXi
2 8 (22.22%) vSphere
3 2 (5.56%) Active Directory
3 2 (5.56%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (2.78%) Docker
4 1 (2.78%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.78%) NFS
4 1 (2.78%) Terminal Services
4 1 (2.78%) Time Sharing Option
4 1 (2.78%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (2.78%) VMware NSX
4 1 (2.78%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 4 (11.11%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (11.11%) Terraform
2 1 (2.78%) Ansible
2 1 (2.78%) BladeLogic
2 1 (2.78%) Kubernetes
2 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (2.78%) Puppet
Vendors
1 15 (41.67%) Microsoft
1 15 (41.67%) VMware
2 14 (38.89%) Citrix
3 12 (33.33%) Cisco
4 7 (19.44%) IBM
4 7 (19.44%) Red Hat
5 6 (16.67%) CheckPoint
5 6 (16.67%) Fortinet
6 5 (13.89%) Juniper
6 5 (13.89%) Riverbed
7 2 (5.56%) Arista
7 2 (5.56%) F5
7 2 (5.56%) Oracle
8 1 (2.78%) AlgoSec
8 1 (2.78%) Meraki
8 1 (2.78%) Palo Alto
8 1 (2.78%) Shavlik
8 1 (2.78%) SolarWinds
8 1 (2.78%) Splunk
8 1 (2.78%) Zerto