Period
to 21 February 2018

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 21 February 2018 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
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 105 90 83
Rank change year-on-year -15 -7 -5
Contract jobs citing Data Centre 166 168 165
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 2.34% 2.72% 2.49%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.48% 6.91% 6.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 115 128
City of London median daily rate £470 £433 £434
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.67% -0.29% +2.06%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £300
90th Percentile £633 £615 £588
Central London median daily rate £475 £439 £443
% change year-on-year +8.26% -0.85% +4.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 0
City of London median hourly rate - £23.25 -
Central London median hourly rate - £23.25 -

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 3,030 2,430 2,719
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 42.69% 39.40% 40.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,407 1,863 2,136
City of London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £323 £313 £289
90th Percentile £725 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £488 £475
% change year-on-year +7.69% +2.63% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 26 45
City of London median hourly rate £21.88 £19.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.17% -2.56% +9.46%
10th Percentile £12.63 £13.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £48.38 £55.00 £35.04
Central London median hourly rate £21.75 £19.00 £19.75
% change year-on-year +14.47% -3.77% +12.83%

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 21 February 2018.

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 21 February 2018. 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 21 February 2018, 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 61 (36.75%) Finance
2 46 (27.71%) Windows
3 43 (25.90%) Migration
4 32 (19.28%) Cisco
5 30 (18.07%) Firewall
6 28 (16.87%) WAN
7 27 (16.27%) Banking
8 25 (15.06%) Windows Server
9 23 (13.86%) Stakeholder Management
9 23 (13.86%) Active Directory
10 22 (13.25%) Unix
11 21 (12.65%) Microsoft
11 21 (12.65%) PowerShell
12 19 (11.45%) DNS
13 18 (10.84%) Project Management
13 18 (10.84%) Change Management
14 17 (10.24%) LAN
14 17 (10.24%) Linux
14 17 (10.24%) DevOps
15 16 (9.64%) HP
15 16 (9.64%) VMware
16 15 (9.04%) Agile Software Development
16 15 (9.04%) ITIL
16 15 (9.04%) Microsoft Azure
17 14 (8.43%) Office 365
17 14 (8.43%) EMC
17 14 (8.43%) Citrix
17 14 (8.43%) Cisco Certification
17 14 (8.43%) SAN
18 13 (7.83%) Oracle

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 (2.41%) Apache
1 4 (2.41%) Apache Spark
2 3 (1.81%) IIS
2 3 (1.81%) MQSeries
2 3 (1.81%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.20%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.60%) Apache Solr
4 1 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.60%) nginx
4 1 (0.60%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3 (1.81%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.20%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (1.20%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.81%) Kondor
2 1 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 15 (9.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (8.43%) Office 365
3 13 (7.83%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (6.02%) PaaS
5 9 (5.42%) IaaS
6 6 (3.61%) SaaS
7 4 (2.41%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (1.20%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (1.20%) npm
8 2 (1.20%) Serverless
9 1 (0.60%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.60%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 1 (0.60%) Azure Data Factory
9 1 (0.60%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.60%) GitHub
9 1 (0.60%) Google App Engine
9 1 (0.60%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 30 (18.07%) Firewall
2 28 (16.87%) WAN
3 19 (11.45%) DNS
4 17 (10.24%) LAN
5 14 (8.43%) SAN
6 11 (6.63%) Wireless
7 10 (6.02%) DHCP
7 10 (6.02%) MPLS
7 10 (6.02%) Network Security
7 10 (6.02%) SSL
7 10 (6.02%) VPN
8 9 (5.42%) IPsec
9 8 (4.82%) Cisco ASA
9 8 (4.82%) TCP/IP
10 7 (4.22%) Internet
11 6 (3.61%) Cisco Nexus
11 6 (3.61%) DMZ
11 6 (3.61%) NAS
12 5 (3.01%) Cisco IOS
12 5 (3.01%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.42%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.82%) Hadoop
3 7 (4.22%) Big Data
3 7 (4.22%) NoSQL
4 5 (3.01%) Apache Cassandra
4 5 (3.01%) HBase
4 5 (3.01%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.81%) Apache Hive
5 3 (1.81%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (1.81%) MongoDB
5 3 (1.81%) Sybase ASE
6 2 (1.20%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.60%) InterSystems Cache
7 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (0.60%) ObjectStore
7 1 (0.60%) Redis
7 1 (0.60%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.60%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 5 (3.01%) Jenkins
2 4 (2.41%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.81%) TeamCity
4 2 (1.20%) Babel
4 2 (1.20%) Bitbucket
4 2 (1.20%) webpack
5 1 (0.60%) Artifactory
5 1 (0.60%) Psake
5 1 (0.60%) Subversion
5 1 (0.60%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.60%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 61 (36.75%) Finance
2 27 (16.27%) Banking
3 8 (4.82%) Investment Banking
4 7 (4.22%) Legal
4 7 (4.22%) Telecoms
5 6 (3.61%) Financial Institution
6 5 (3.01%) German Language
7 3 (1.81%) Back Office
7 3 (1.81%) Front Office
7 3 (1.81%) Retail
8 2 (1.20%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.60%) Law
9 1 (0.60%) Marketing
9 1 (0.60%) Publishing
9 1 (0.60%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 21 (12.65%) Project Manager
2 18 (10.84%) Architect
3 17 (10.24%) Network Engineer
4 16 (9.64%) Analyst
4 16 (9.64%) Infrastructure Manager
5 15 (9.04%) Data Centre Manager
6 9 (5.42%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 8 (4.82%) Consultant
8 7 (4.22%) Administrator
8 7 (4.22%) Cisco Engineer
8 7 (4.22%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 7 (4.22%) Data Centre Engineer
8 7 (4.22%) Programme Manager
9 6 (3.61%) DBA
9 6 (3.61%) Migration Manager
9 6 (3.61%) Systems Engineer
10 5 (3.01%) Data Architect
10 5 (3.01%) Head of Delivery
10 5 (3.01%) Senior Manager
10 5 (3.01%) Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.61%) LDAP
2 5 (3.01%) REST
3 4 (2.41%) Software Packaging
3 4 (2.41%) XML
4 3 (1.81%) Kafka
4 3 (1.81%) Node.js
4 3 (1.81%) Rendezvous
4 3 (1.81%) SAML
5 2 (1.20%) 802.1X
5 2 (1.20%) CSS
5 2 (1.20%) CSS3
5 2 (1.20%) Ext JS
5 2 (1.20%) HTML
5 2 (1.20%) HTML5
5 2 (1.20%) LESS
5 2 (1.20%) PySpark
5 2 (1.20%) React
5 2 (1.20%) RESTful
5 2 (1.20%) Sass
5 2 (1.20%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (4.22%) Computer Science
2 6 (3.61%) EMC VMAX
2 6 (3.61%) Management Information System
2 6 (3.61%) Replication
3 5 (3.01%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.01%) Reinsurance
4 4 (2.41%) Public Cloud
5 3 (1.81%) Hedge funds
5 3 (1.81%) HP Superdome
6 2 (1.20%) Clustering
6 2 (1.20%) iSeries
6 2 (1.20%) PMI
6 2 (1.20%) Private Cloud
6 2 (1.20%) Security Operations Centre
6 2 (1.20%) User Experience
7 1 (0.60%) EMC VNX
7 1 (0.60%) Equities
7 1 (0.60%) Fintech
7 1 (0.60%) Fixed Income
7 1 (0.60%) Infotainment
Operating Systems
1 46 (27.71%) Windows
2 25 (15.06%) Windows Server
3 22 (13.25%) Unix
4 17 (10.24%) Linux
5 6 (3.61%) Solaris
6 3 (1.81%) VMS
6 3 (1.81%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.20%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.60%) AIX
8 1 (0.60%) Debian
8 1 (0.60%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.60%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.60%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (25.90%) Migration
2 23 (13.86%) Stakeholder Management
3 18 (10.84%) Change Management
3 18 (10.84%) Project Management
4 17 (10.24%) DevOps
5 15 (9.04%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (9.04%) ITIL
6 12 (7.23%) Data Migration
6 12 (7.23%) Load Balancing
7 10 (6.02%) Disaster Recovery
7 10 (6.02%) Mentoring
8 9 (5.42%) Analytics
8 9 (5.42%) Capacity Planning
8 9 (5.42%) PRINCE2
9 8 (4.82%) Document Management
9 8 (4.82%) High Availability
9 8 (4.82%) Incident Management
10 6 (3.61%) Information Security
10 6 (3.61%) Network Design
10 6 (3.61%) Security Hardening
Programming Languages
1 21 (12.65%) PowerShell
2 12 (7.23%) Java
2 12 (7.23%) Perl
3 10 (6.02%) Python
4 9 (5.42%) SQL
5 6 (3.61%) Shell Script
6 5 (3.01%) C#
6 5 (3.01%) Korn
6 5 (3.01%) PHP
7 2 (1.20%) ES6
7 2 (1.20%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.60%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.60%) Ruby
8 1 (0.60%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (8.43%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (6.02%) Degree
3 9 (5.42%) CCNP
3 9 (5.42%) Security Cleared
4 7 (4.22%) CISSP
4 7 (4.22%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (4.22%) SC Cleared
5 6 (3.61%) CCNA
6 5 (3.01%) CCIE
6 5 (3.01%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (3.01%) PMI Certification
6 5 (3.01%) PMP
7 4 (2.41%) CISM
7 4 (2.41%) MCSE
8 3 (1.81%) CCSP
8 3 (1.81%) HP ASE
9 2 (1.20%) CISA
9 2 (1.20%) Citrix Certification
9 2 (1.20%) OCA
9 2 (1.20%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.82%) QA
2 5 (3.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (3.01%) SLA
3 4 (2.41%) GDPR
4 2 (1.20%) COBIT
5 1 (0.60%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.60%) GCP
5 1 (0.60%) PMO
5 1 (0.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 23 (13.86%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.81%) EMC RecoverPoint
3 3 (1.81%) Virtual Desktop
3 3 (1.81%) XenApp
4 2 (1.20%) Apache Flume
4 2 (1.20%) Docker
4 2 (1.20%) HDFS
4 2 (1.20%) iptables
4 2 (1.20%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (1.20%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (1.20%) VMware NSX
4 2 (1.20%) vSphere
5 1 (0.60%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.60%) NFS
5 1 (0.60%) PowerDNS
5 1 (0.60%) ProxySG
5 1 (0.60%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.60%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (3.61%) Single Sign-On
2 5 (3.01%) Ansible
2 5 (3.01%) Backup Exec
3 4 (2.41%) EMC NetWorker
3 4 (2.41%) EMC VPLEX
3 4 (2.41%) SCCM
4 3 (1.81%) CA Single Sign-On
4 3 (1.81%) OpenView
4 3 (1.81%) Terraform
4 3 (1.81%) Thomson Reuters DACS
4 3 (1.81%) Tivoli
5 2 (1.20%) Nessus
5 2 (1.20%) NetBackup
5 2 (1.20%) Oozie
5 2 (1.20%) OPNET
5 2 (1.20%) Puppet
6 1 (0.60%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.60%) HAProxy
6 1 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.60%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 32 (19.28%) Cisco
2 21 (12.65%) Microsoft
3 16 (9.64%) HP
3 16 (9.64%) VMware
4 14 (8.43%) Citrix
4 14 (8.43%) EMC
5 13 (7.83%) Oracle
6 12 (7.23%) F5
7 8 (4.82%) Sybase
8 6 (3.61%) CheckPoint
8 6 (3.61%) Hitachi
8 6 (3.61%) IBM
8 6 (3.61%) iManage
8 6 (3.61%) Juniper
8 6 (3.61%) OpenText
8 6 (3.61%) Palo Alto
9 5 (3.01%) 3PAR
9 5 (3.01%) Arista
9 5 (3.01%) Brocade
9 5 (3.01%) NetApp