Period
to 24 July 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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 125 92 114
Rank change year-on-year -33 +22 +21
Contract jobs citing Data Centre 42 45 127
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 1.24% 1.86% 1.93%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.13% 5.73% 6.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 32 95
10th Percentile £383 £216 £403
25th Percentile £413 £309 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £496 £450 £475
Median % change year-on-year +10.28% -5.26% -
75th Percentile £628 £576 £538
90th Percentile £793 £588 £625
Central London median daily rate £550 £465 £500
% change year-on-year +18.28% -7.00% +2.56%

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 1,343 786 2,050
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 39.53% 32.45% 31.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 954 551 1,539
10th Percentile £381 £306 £348
25th Percentile £463 £413 £444
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £590 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year +12.38% - -
75th Percentile £688 £625 £625
90th Percentile £750 £700 £688
Central London median daily rate £590 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +12.38% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 32 43
10th Percentile £8.00 £12.42 £11.25
25th Percentile £12.38 £16.88 £13.13
Median hourly rate £23.50 £36.75 £20.50
Median % change year-on-year -36.05% +79.27% +2.50%
75th Percentile £35.56 £40.93 £37.50
90th Percentile £40.90 £47.75 £46.44
Central London median hourly rate £21.75 £36.00 £20.67
% change year-on-year -39.58% +74.21% +3.33%

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 24 July 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

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 24 July 2021. 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 £450 -
Data Centre
Central London

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 16 (38.10%) Azure
2 15 (35.71%) Microsoft
3 14 (33.33%) Finance
3 14 (33.33%) Migration
4 12 (28.57%) Firewall
4 12 (28.57%) Windows
5 11 (26.19%) Citrix
6 10 (23.81%) VMware
6 10 (23.81%) AWS
6 10 (23.81%) Microsoft 365
7 9 (21.43%) WAN
8 8 (19.05%) LAN
8 8 (19.05%) Cisco
8 8 (19.05%) Social Skills
9 7 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 7 (16.67%) Active Directory
9 7 (16.67%) Linux
9 7 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
10 6 (14.29%) Cloud Computing
10 6 (14.29%) MS Visio
10 6 (14.29%) CheckPoint
11 5 (11.90%) Agile Software Development
11 5 (11.90%) Fortinet
11 5 (11.90%) Project Management
11 5 (11.90%) Cisco ASA
11 5 (11.90%) Riverbed
12 4 (9.52%) Puppet
12 4 (9.52%) IaaS
12 4 (9.52%) Docker
12 4 (9.52%) Public Cloud

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 (7.14%) Confluence
2 2 (4.76%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.76%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.76%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.38%) Apache
3 1 (2.38%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (2.38%) IIS
3 1 (2.38%) nginx
Applications
1 6 (14.29%) MS Visio
2 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (2.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 16 (38.10%) Azure
2 10 (23.81%) AWS
2 10 (23.81%) Microsoft 365
3 6 (14.29%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (9.52%) IaaS
5 3 (7.14%) GCP
5 3 (7.14%) PaaS
6 2 (4.76%) Amazon ECS
6 2 (4.76%) Amazon S3
6 2 (4.76%) AWS Fargate
6 2 (4.76%) AWS Lambda
6 2 (4.76%) SaaS
6 2 (4.76%) Serverless
6 2 (4.76%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (2.38%) Azure ExpressRoute
Communications & Networking
1 12 (28.57%) Firewall
2 9 (21.43%) WAN
3 8 (19.05%) LAN
4 5 (11.90%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (9.52%) Cisco Firepower
5 4 (9.52%) DMZ
5 4 (9.52%) WebEx
5 4 (9.52%) Wireless
6 3 (7.14%) MPLS
6 3 (7.14%) VPN
7 2 (4.76%) BGP
7 2 (4.76%) DNS
7 2 (4.76%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 2 (4.76%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 2 (4.76%) IPv4
7 2 (4.76%) NetScaler
7 2 (4.76%) Network Security
8 1 (2.38%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (2.38%) Unified Communications
8 1 (2.38%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.76%) DB2
3 1 (2.38%) Big Data
3 1 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.38%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (7.14%) JIRA
2 2 (4.76%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.38%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 14 (33.33%) Finance
2 8 (19.05%) Social Skills
3 2 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.76%) Public Sector
4 1 (2.38%) Banking
4 1 (2.38%) Documentation Skills
4 1 (2.38%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.38%) Legal
4 1 (2.38%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 8 (19.05%) Project Manager
2 7 (16.67%) Architect
2 7 (16.67%) Network Engineer
3 6 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (11.90%) Infrastructure Architect
5 4 (9.52%) Azure Engineer
5 4 (9.52%) Cisco Engineer
5 4 (9.52%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 4 (9.52%) Data Centre Engineer
5 4 (9.52%) Data Network Engineer
5 4 (9.52%) Infrastructure Manager
5 4 (9.52%) LAN Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) AWS Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) Kubernetes Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) Microsoft 365 Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) Platform Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Cloud Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Data Centre Architect
7 2 (4.76%) Microsoft 365 Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.76%) Web Services
1 2 (4.76%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (2.38%) JSON
2 1 (2.38%) Regular Expression
2 1 (2.38%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.52%) Public Cloud
2 2 (4.76%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.38%) Cloud Native
3 1 (2.38%) CMDB
3 1 (2.38%) Data Structures
3 1 (2.38%) Driving Licence
3 1 (2.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (2.38%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (2.38%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (2.38%) Mobile Payment
3 1 (2.38%) Replication
3 1 (2.38%) Smartphone
3 1 (2.38%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 12 (28.57%) Windows
2 7 (16.67%) Linux
3 3 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (4.76%) Windows 10
4 2 (4.76%) Windows Server
4 2 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (4.76%) Windows Server 2019
5 1 (2.38%) Android
5 1 (2.38%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.38%) CentOS
5 1 (2.38%) Mac OS
5 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (33.33%) Migration
2 7 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 5 (11.90%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (11.90%) Project Management
4 4 (9.52%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (9.52%) Performance Testing
4 4 (9.52%) Project Delivery
4 4 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (7.14%) Change Management
5 3 (7.14%) DevOps
5 3 (7.14%) Infrastructure as Code
5 3 (7.14%) Infrastructure Transformation
5 3 (7.14%) Insurtech
5 3 (7.14%) Load Balancing
5 3 (7.14%) Observability
5 3 (7.14%) PRINCE2
5 3 (7.14%) Scrum
5 3 (7.14%) Software Delivery
5 3 (7.14%) Test Planning
6 2 (4.76%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.14%) Go
1 3 (7.14%) Python
1 3 (7.14%) SQL
2 2 (4.76%) Bash Shell
3 1 (2.38%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.38%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (9.52%) Degree
2 2 (4.76%) APMP
3 1 (2.38%) CCNP
3 1 (2.38%) CCSA
3 1 (2.38%) Check Point Certification
3 1 (2.38%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.38%) CISSP
3 1 (2.38%) PMI Certification
3 1 (2.38%) PMP
3 1 (2.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (2.38%) RHCA
3 1 (2.38%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.76%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.38%) QA
2 1 (2.38%) SEPA
System Software
1 7 (16.67%) Active Directory
1 7 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (9.52%) Docker
3 3 (7.14%) vSphere
4 2 (4.76%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (2.38%) Terminal Services
5 1 (2.38%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (2.38%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 4 (9.52%) Puppet
1 4 (9.52%) Terraform
2 3 (7.14%) Consul
2 3 (7.14%) Grafana
2 3 (7.14%) Kubernetes
2 3 (7.14%) Packer
2 3 (7.14%) Prometheus
3 2 (4.76%) Ansible
4 1 (2.38%) Active Directory Federation Services
4 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (2.38%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (2.38%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 15 (35.71%) Microsoft
2 11 (26.19%) Citrix
3 10 (23.81%) VMware
4 8 (19.05%) Cisco
5 6 (14.29%) CheckPoint
6 5 (11.90%) Fortinet
6 5 (11.90%) Riverbed
7 2 (4.76%) Arista
7 2 (4.76%) F5
7 2 (4.76%) IBM
7 2 (4.76%) Juniper
7 2 (4.76%) Red Hat
8 1 (2.38%) AlgoSec
8 1 (2.38%) Forcepoint
8 1 (2.38%) NetApp
8 1 (2.38%) Nokia
8 1 (2.38%) Oracle
8 1 (2.38%) Remedy
8 1 (2.38%) SolarWinds
8 1 (2.38%) Splunk