Period
to 16 October 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 16 October 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
16 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 115 80 122
Rank change year-on-year -35 +42 +20
Contract jobs citing Data Centre 59 37 111
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 1.54% 2.09% 1.86%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.05% 5.85% 6.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 24 89
10th Percentile £352 £411 £288
25th Percentile £436 £422 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £520 £531 £463
Median % change year-on-year -2.12% +14.86% -4.64%
75th Percentile £600 £602 £538
90th Percentile £743 £634 £628
Central London median daily rate £550 £550 £463
% change year-on-year - +18.92% -4.64%

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 1,458 633 1,785
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 38.12% 35.72% 29.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,082 438 1,373
10th Percentile £382 £306 £309
25th Percentile £496 £413 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year +14.24% - -
75th Percentile £688 £625 £625
90th Percentile £775 £718 £700
Central London median daily rate £600 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +14.19% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 23 33
10th Percentile £8.00 £15.50 £11.35
25th Percentile £19.44 £24.13 £12.76
Median hourly rate £33.45 £36.00 £20.50
Median % change year-on-year -7.08% +75.61% +6.49%
75th Percentile £42.63 £46.00 £23.75
90th Percentile £61.75 £47.75 £48.67
Central London median hourly rate £34.50 £35.50 £20.67
% change year-on-year -2.82% +71.79% +5.97%

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 16 October 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 16 October 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 16 October 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 26 (44.07%) Azure
2 23 (38.98%) Migration
3 21 (35.59%) Microsoft
4 20 (33.90%) Finance
5 16 (27.12%) Windows
5 16 (27.12%) AWS
6 15 (25.42%) Cisco
7 14 (23.73%) Firewall
8 11 (18.64%) Active Directory
8 11 (18.64%) Microsoft 365
8 11 (18.64%) Agile Software Development
8 11 (18.64%) Social Skills
9 10 (16.95%) VMware
10 8 (13.56%) Linux
10 8 (13.56%) WAN
10 8 (13.56%) Degree
10 8 (13.56%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 8 (13.56%) DevOps
11 7 (11.86%) Docker
11 7 (11.86%) Kubernetes
11 7 (11.86%) Project Delivery
11 7 (11.86%) Cloud Computing
11 7 (11.86%) IPv6
11 7 (11.86%) MPLS
11 7 (11.86%) Citrix
11 7 (11.86%) Project Management
12 6 (10.17%) Service Delivery
12 6 (10.17%) IPv4
12 6 (10.17%) LAN
12 6 (10.17%) ITIL

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 2 (3.39%) Confluence
1 2 (3.39%) MS Exchange
1 2 (3.39%) OpenStack
1 2 (3.39%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.69%) Apache
2 1 (1.69%) IBM Notes
2 1 (1.69%) IIS
2 1 (1.69%) nginx
Applications
1 4 (6.78%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (6.78%) MS Visio
2 3 (5.08%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.69%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 26 (44.07%) Azure
2 16 (27.12%) AWS
3 11 (18.64%) Microsoft 365
4 7 (11.86%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (10.17%) IaaS
6 5 (8.47%) PaaS
7 4 (6.78%) GCP
7 4 (6.78%) SaaS
7 4 (6.78%) Serverless
8 2 (3.39%) Amazon ECS
8 2 (3.39%) Amazon S3
8 2 (3.39%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (3.39%) AWS Fargate
8 2 (3.39%) AWS Lambda
8 2 (3.39%) Mimecast
8 2 (3.39%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 14 (23.73%) Firewall
2 8 (13.56%) WAN
3 7 (11.86%) IPv6
3 7 (11.86%) MPLS
4 6 (10.17%) IPv4
4 6 (10.17%) LAN
5 5 (8.47%) BGP
5 5 (8.47%) DNS
5 5 (8.47%) Network Security
5 5 (8.47%) VPN
6 4 (6.78%) DHCP
6 4 (6.78%) OSPF
7 3 (5.08%) Broadband
7 3 (5.08%) Internet
7 3 (5.08%) Multicast
8 2 (3.39%) Cisco Firepower
8 2 (3.39%) DMZ
8 2 (3.39%) IPsec
8 2 (3.39%) SD-WAN
8 2 (3.39%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.47%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.08%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (5.08%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.69%) Big Data
3 1 (1.69%) MySQL
3 1 (1.69%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (1.69%) Oracle Exadata
3 1 (1.69%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.69%) VLDB
Development Applications
1 2 (3.39%) JIRA
2 1 (1.69%) Git (software)
General
1 20 (33.90%) Finance
2 11 (18.64%) Social Skills
3 4 (6.78%) Banking
4 3 (5.08%) Legal
5 2 (3.39%) Financial Institution
5 2 (3.39%) Public Sector
6 1 (1.69%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.69%) Documentation Skills
6 1 (1.69%) Influencing Skills
6 1 (1.69%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.69%) Presentation Skills
6 1 (1.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (16.95%) Architect
2 9 (15.25%) Project Manager
3 7 (11.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (10.17%) Analyst
4 6 (10.17%) Network Engineer
5 5 (8.47%) Infrastructure Manager
6 4 (6.78%) AWS Engineer
6 4 (6.78%) Azure Architect
6 4 (6.78%) Azure Engineer
6 4 (6.78%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (6.78%) Cloud Architect
6 4 (6.78%) IT Analyst
6 4 (6.78%) Kubernetes Engineer
6 4 (6.78%) Linux Engineer
6 4 (6.78%) Platform Engineer
7 3 (5.08%) Data Centre Engineer
7 3 (5.08%) Microsoft 365 Engineer
7 3 (5.08%) Principal Engineer
7 3 (5.08%) Principal Network Engineer
7 3 (5.08%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.39%) Web Services
2 1 (1.69%) OpenID
2 1 (1.69%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.17%) Public Cloud
2 2 (3.39%) CMDB
2 2 (3.39%) Enterprise Cloud
2 2 (3.39%) Hedge funds
2 2 (3.39%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.69%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.69%) Data Structures
3 1 (1.69%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (1.69%) Driving Licence
3 1 (1.69%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (1.69%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 16 (27.12%) Windows
2 8 (13.56%) Linux
3 5 (8.47%) Windows Server
4 4 (6.78%) Windows 10
5 3 (5.08%) CentOS
5 3 (5.08%) Unix
5 3 (5.08%) Windows 7
6 2 (3.39%) Mac OS
6 2 (3.39%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (3.39%) Windows Server 2019
7 1 (1.69%) Solaris
7 1 (1.69%) Ubuntu
7 1 (1.69%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (38.98%) Migration
2 11 (18.64%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (13.56%) DevOps
3 8 (13.56%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 7 (11.86%) Project Delivery
4 7 (11.86%) Project Management
5 6 (10.17%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (10.17%) Infrastructure as Code
5 6 (10.17%) ITIL
5 6 (10.17%) Load Balancing
5 6 (10.17%) Performance Testing
5 6 (10.17%) Service Delivery
6 5 (8.47%) Data Migration
6 5 (8.47%) Scrum
6 5 (8.47%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (6.78%) Insurtech
7 4 (6.78%) Observability
7 4 (6.78%) Security Architecture
7 4 (6.78%) Software Delivery
7 4 (6.78%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 5 (8.47%) Python
2 4 (6.78%) Go
2 4 (6.78%) SQL
3 3 (5.08%) Java
4 2 (3.39%) Bash Shell
4 2 (3.39%) C
4 2 (3.39%) C++
4 2 (3.39%) JavaScript
4 2 (3.39%) Perl
4 2 (3.39%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (13.56%) Degree
2 3 (5.08%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (5.08%) CISSP
3 2 (3.39%) APMP
3 2 (3.39%) CCENT
3 2 (3.39%) CCNA
3 2 (3.39%) MCSA
3 2 (3.39%) MCSE
3 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.69%) CCIE
4 1 (1.69%) CCNP
4 1 (1.69%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (1.69%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.69%) PMP
4 1 (1.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.47%) SLA
2 3 (5.08%) GDPR
3 2 (3.39%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.69%) FedRAMP
4 1 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.69%) NIST
4 1 (1.69%) QA
4 1 (1.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 11 (18.64%) Active Directory
2 7 (11.86%) Docker
3 5 (8.47%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (5.08%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (3.39%) vSphere
6 1 (1.69%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (1.69%) Terminal Services
6 1 (1.69%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (1.69%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.69%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 7 (11.86%) Kubernetes
2 6 (10.17%) Puppet
2 6 (10.17%) Terraform
3 4 (6.78%) Consul
3 4 (6.78%) Grafana
3 4 (6.78%) Packer
3 4 (6.78%) Prometheus
4 3 (5.08%) Nagios
4 3 (5.08%) SCCM
5 2 (3.39%) Ansible
5 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (1.69%) CASB
6 1 (1.69%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
6 1 (1.69%) Foglight
6 1 (1.69%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (1.69%) SCOM
6 1 (1.69%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 21 (35.59%) Microsoft
2 15 (25.42%) Cisco
3 10 (16.95%) VMware
4 7 (11.86%) Citrix
5 3 (5.08%) Oracle
5 3 (5.08%) ServiceNow
5 3 (5.08%) SolarWinds
6 2 (3.39%) Apple
6 2 (3.39%) F5
6 2 (3.39%) Infoblox
7 1 (1.69%) CheckPoint
7 1 (1.69%) Fidessa
7 1 (1.69%) HP
7 1 (1.69%) Juniper
7 1 (1.69%) Lotus
7 1 (1.69%) NetApp
7 1 (1.69%) Nokia
7 1 (1.69%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.69%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.69%) SAP