Period
to 19 November 2019

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 19 November 2019 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
19 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 111 132 97
Rank change year-on-year +21 -35 -6
Contract jobs citing Data Centre 121 139 171
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 2.06% 1.98% 2.43%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.45% 4.99% 5.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 108 132
City of London median daily rate £463 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.63% - +9.83%
10th Percentile £296 £356 £320
90th Percentile £650 £641 £659
Central London median daily rate £475 £475 £475
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
City of London median hourly rate - £23.13 -
Central London median hourly rate - £23.13 -

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 1,876 2,786 2,974
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 31.86% 39.74% 42.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,430 2,175 2,293
City of London median daily rate £525 £525 £525
10th Percentile £300 £282 £321
90th Percentile £700 £713 £713
Central London median daily rate £520 £525 £525
% change year-on-year -0.95% - +10.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 61 36
City of London median hourly rate £21.00 £19.50 £22.26
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -12.39% +17.14%
10th Percentile £12.76 £13.31 £12.88
90th Percentile £51.65 £37.09 £33.25
Central London median hourly rate £21.00 £19.50 £21.31
% change year-on-year +7.69% -8.50% +13.82%

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 19 November 2019.

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 19 November 2019. 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 - 6 £525 -
Data Centre
Central London

For the 6 months to 19 November 2019, 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 35 (28.93%) Migration
2 34 (28.10%) Finance
3 30 (24.79%) Windows
4 27 (22.31%) Microsoft
5 26 (21.49%) Cisco
5 26 (21.49%) Project Management
6 23 (19.01%) Azure
7 20 (16.53%) AWS
8 19 (15.70%) Firewall
8 19 (15.70%) Linux
9 18 (14.88%) LAN
10 17 (14.05%) WAN
11 16 (13.22%) Active Directory
12 14 (11.57%) Network Security
12 14 (11.57%) SC Cleared
12 14 (11.57%) Security Cleared
13 13 (10.74%) Cisco Certification
13 13 (10.74%) TCP/IP
13 13 (10.74%) VPN
14 12 (9.92%) Stakeholder Management
14 12 (9.92%) IaaS
15 11 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
15 11 (9.09%) CCNP
15 11 (9.09%) Service Delivery
15 11 (9.09%) MPLS
16 10 (8.26%) BGP
16 10 (8.26%) Oracle
16 10 (8.26%) Banking
17 9 (7.44%) VMware
17 9 (7.44%) 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 4 (3.31%) Skype for Business
2 3 (2.48%) Apache
2 3 (2.48%) IBM Notes
2 3 (2.48%) IIS
3 1 (0.83%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.83%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (2.48%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.65%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.65%) Oracle Financials
1 2 (1.65%) PeopleSoft Financials
Cloud Services
1 23 (19.01%) Azure
2 20 (16.53%) AWS
3 12 (9.92%) IaaS
4 8 (6.61%) Office 365
5 7 (5.79%) PaaS
6 3 (2.48%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (2.48%) GCP
7 2 (1.65%) Apigee
7 2 (1.65%) IBM Cloud
7 2 (1.65%) SoftLayer
8 1 (0.83%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.83%) GitHub
8 1 (0.83%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (15.70%) Firewall
2 18 (14.88%) LAN
3 17 (14.05%) WAN
4 14 (11.57%) Network Security
5 13 (10.74%) TCP/IP
5 13 (10.74%) VPN
6 11 (9.09%) MPLS
7 10 (8.26%) BGP
8 9 (7.44%) Cisco Nexus
8 9 (7.44%) Ethernet
9 8 (6.61%) DNS
10 7 (5.79%) Cisco ASA
10 7 (5.79%) DHCP
10 7 (5.79%) OSPF
10 7 (5.79%) VoIP
10 7 (5.79%) Wireless
11 6 (4.96%) Internet
11 6 (4.96%) IPsec
11 6 (4.96%) SAN
11 6 (4.96%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.31%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.48%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (2.48%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (2.48%) SQL Server 2016
3 2 (1.65%) Big Data
3 2 (1.65%) MySQL
3 2 (1.65%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.83%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.83%) Data Lake
4 1 (0.83%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (1.65%) Fiddler
1 2 (1.65%) Git (software)
1 2 (1.65%) JIRA
2 1 (0.83%) GitLab
2 1 (0.83%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (0.83%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.83%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 34 (28.10%) Finance
2 10 (8.26%) Banking
3 8 (6.61%) Public Sector
4 7 (5.79%) Telecoms
5 6 (4.96%) Retail
6 4 (3.31%) Advertising
6 4 (3.31%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.65%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.65%) Games
7 2 (1.65%) Law
7 2 (1.65%) Legal
8 1 (0.83%) Marketing
8 1 (0.83%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 22 (18.18%) Architect
2 20 (16.53%) Network Engineer
3 15 (12.40%) Project Manager
4 8 (6.61%) Analyst
4 8 (6.61%) Cloud Architect
4 8 (6.61%) Data Centre Manager
4 8 (6.61%) Infrastructure Manager
4 8 (6.61%) Security Engineer
5 7 (5.79%) Data Centre Technician
5 7 (5.79%) Data Technician
5 7 (5.79%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 7 (5.79%) Network Security Engineer
5 7 (5.79%) Programme Manager
6 6 (4.96%) AWS Architect
6 6 (4.96%) Azure Architect
6 6 (4.96%) Data Migration Manager
6 6 (4.96%) Migration Manager
7 5 (4.13%) Solutions Architect
7 5 (4.13%) Support Engineer
7 5 (4.13%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.13%) Web Services
2 4 (3.31%) .NET
3 3 (2.48%) RESTful
4 2 (1.65%) 802.1X
4 2 (1.65%) RabbitMQ
4 2 (1.65%) REST
4 2 (1.65%) SOAP
4 2 (1.65%) Spring
5 1 (0.83%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (0.83%) COM
5 1 (0.83%) CSS
5 1 (0.83%) Entity Framework
5 1 (0.83%) jQuery
5 1 (0.83%) Middleware
5 1 (0.83%) React
5 1 (0.83%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.79%) Fibre Optics
1 7 (5.79%) Management Information System
2 6 (4.96%) PKI
3 5 (4.13%) PMI
4 3 (2.48%) Blackberry
4 3 (2.48%) Public Cloud
4 3 (2.48%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (2.48%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (1.65%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.65%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 2 (1.65%) Hedge funds
5 2 (1.65%) User Experience
6 1 (0.83%) CMDB
6 1 (0.83%) e-Learning
6 1 (0.83%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (0.83%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.83%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 30 (24.79%) Windows
2 19 (15.70%) Linux
3 5 (4.13%) Unix
3 5 (4.13%) Windows Server
4 4 (3.31%) Windows 10
4 4 (3.31%) Windows 7
4 4 (3.31%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (2.48%) Mac OS
5 3 (2.48%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (1.65%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.83%) AIX
7 1 (0.83%) Solaris
7 1 (0.83%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (28.93%) Migration
2 26 (21.49%) Project Management
3 12 (9.92%) Stakeholder Management
4 11 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (9.09%) Service Delivery
5 9 (7.44%) ITIL
5 9 (7.44%) PRINCE2
6 8 (6.61%) Information Security
6 8 (6.61%) Project Delivery
7 7 (5.79%) Change Control
7 7 (5.79%) Data Centre Operations
7 7 (5.79%) Security Architecture
8 6 (4.96%) High Availability
8 6 (4.96%) Network Design
8 6 (4.96%) Network Management
8 6 (4.96%) Network Monitoring
8 6 (4.96%) Programme Management
8 6 (4.96%) Workshop Facilitation
9 5 (4.13%) Incident Management
9 5 (4.13%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 6 (4.96%) PowerShell
2 5 (4.13%) Java
2 5 (4.13%) Python
3 4 (3.31%) SQL
4 2 (1.65%) Perl
4 2 (1.65%) Ruby
5 1 (0.83%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.83%) C
5 1 (0.83%) C#
5 1 (0.83%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.83%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (11.57%) SC Cleared
1 14 (11.57%) Security Cleared
2 13 (10.74%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (9.09%) CCNP
4 5 (4.13%) CCIE
4 5 (4.13%) Degree
4 5 (4.13%) PMI Certification
5 4 (3.31%) PMP
6 3 (2.48%) CCNA
6 3 (2.48%) CCSP
7 2 (1.65%) CISSP
7 2 (1.65%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.83%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.83%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.83%) CCDA
8 1 (0.83%) CCDP
8 1 (0.83%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.83%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.83%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.65%) NCSC
2 2 (1.65%) NIST
2 2 (1.65%) PMO
2 2 (1.65%) QA
2 2 (1.65%) SLA
3 1 (0.83%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (0.83%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.83%) MiFID
3 1 (0.83%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 16 (13.22%) Active Directory
2 8 (6.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (4.96%) vSphere
4 5 (4.13%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (3.31%) Hyper-V
5 4 (3.31%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (2.48%) Firmware
6 3 (2.48%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (2.48%) VMware NSX
7 2 (1.65%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.83%) Docker
8 1 (0.83%) KVM
8 1 (0.83%) ProxySG
8 1 (0.83%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (3.31%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (2.48%) Microsoft Intune
2 3 (2.48%) vCenter Server
3 2 (1.65%) Ansible
3 2 (1.65%) Check_MK
3 2 (1.65%) Iperf
3 2 (1.65%) Nagios
3 2 (1.65%) Puppet
4 1 (0.83%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.83%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (0.83%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (0.83%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (0.83%) Salt
4 1 (0.83%) SCCM
4 1 (0.83%) vRealize
Vendors
1 27 (22.31%) Microsoft
2 26 (21.49%) Cisco
3 10 (8.26%) Oracle
4 9 (7.44%) VMware
5 8 (6.61%) HP
6 7 (5.79%) CheckPoint
7 6 (4.96%) Palo Alto
8 5 (4.13%) Citrix
8 5 (4.13%) F5
9 4 (3.31%) BMC
9 4 (3.31%) Juniper
9 4 (3.31%) NetApp
10 3 (2.48%) Bloomberg
10 3 (2.48%) Brocade
10 3 (2.48%) CommVault
10 3 (2.48%) Fidessa
10 3 (2.48%) IBM
10 3 (2.48%) Lotus
10 3 (2.48%) Red Hat
10 3 (2.48%) Remedy