Period
to 22 January 2020

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 22 January 2020 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
22 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 95 112 107
Rank change year-on-year +17 -5 -24
Contract jobs citing Data Centre 107 134 165
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 2.15% 1.96% 2.33%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.55% 4.98% 5.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 95 135
City of London median daily rate £458 £463 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.08% -2.63% +9.83%
10th Percentile £253 £263 £313
90th Percentile £670 £650 £640
Central London median daily rate £488 £455 £475
% change year-on-year +7.14% -4.21% +9.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
City of London median hourly rate £36.50 £23.13 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +57.80% - -
Central London median hourly rate £36.50 £23.13 -
% change year-on-year +57.80% - -

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 1,633 2,690 2,916
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 32.80% 39.44% 41.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,244 2,032 2,298
City of London median daily rate £525 £525 £525
10th Percentile £276 £281 £319
90th Percentile £700 £700 £725
Central London median daily rate £510 £525 £525
% change year-on-year -2.86% - +10.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 51 38
City of London median hourly rate £21.00 £18.70 £27.30
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.30% -31.49% +43.66%
10th Percentile £12.08 £13.00 £13.14
90th Percentile £52.25 £37.09 £40.75
Central London median hourly rate £21.56 £18.70 £27.09
% change year-on-year +15.29% -30.97% +44.67%

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 22 January 2020.

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 22 January 2020. 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 - 3 £425 -
Data Centre
Central London

For the 6 months to 22 January 2020, 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 (32.71%) Migration
2 27 (25.23%) Finance
3 25 (23.36%) Cisco
4 23 (21.50%) Windows
5 19 (17.76%) Active Directory
6 18 (16.82%) Microsoft
6 18 (16.82%) Firewall
7 17 (15.89%) AWS
8 16 (14.95%) Banking
8 16 (14.95%) Linux
9 15 (14.02%) LAN
9 15 (14.02%) WAN
10 14 (13.08%) TCP/IP
10 14 (13.08%) Azure
11 13 (12.15%) Network Security
11 13 (12.15%) VPN
11 13 (12.15%) Project Management
11 13 (12.15%) MPLS
12 12 (11.21%) SC Cleared
12 12 (11.21%) Security Cleared
13 11 (10.28%) Agile Software Development
13 11 (10.28%) Service Delivery
13 11 (10.28%) Stakeholder Management
13 11 (10.28%) Cisco Certification
14 10 (9.35%) IaaS
15 9 (8.41%) CCNP
15 9 (8.41%) Ethernet
15 9 (8.41%) BGP
16 8 (7.48%) VMware
16 8 (7.48%) VLAN

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 (3.74%) IBM Notes
2 3 (2.80%) Apache
2 3 (2.80%) IIS
3 1 (0.93%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (0.93%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.93%) nginx
3 1 (0.93%) OpenStack
3 1 (0.93%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.93%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (3.74%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.93%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 17 (15.89%) AWS
2 14 (13.08%) Azure
3 10 (9.35%) IaaS
4 7 (6.54%) PaaS
5 4 (3.74%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (2.80%) Office 365
7 2 (1.87%) GCP
7 2 (1.87%) IBM Cloud
7 2 (1.87%) SoftLayer
8 1 (0.93%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 18 (16.82%) Firewall
2 15 (14.02%) LAN
2 15 (14.02%) WAN
3 14 (13.08%) TCP/IP
4 13 (12.15%) MPLS
4 13 (12.15%) Network Security
4 13 (12.15%) VPN
5 9 (8.41%) BGP
5 9 (8.41%) Ethernet
6 8 (7.48%) Cisco Nexus
6 8 (7.48%) VLAN
7 7 (6.54%) Cisco ASA
7 7 (6.54%) OSPF
7 7 (6.54%) VoIP
8 6 (5.61%) Wireless
9 5 (4.67%) 3G
9 5 (4.67%) 4G
9 5 (4.67%) NAS
10 4 (3.74%) Internet
10 4 (3.74%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.80%) MySQL
1 3 (2.80%) SQL Server
1 3 (2.80%) SQL Server 2008
1 3 (2.80%) SQL Server 2012
1 3 (2.80%) SQL Server 2016
2 2 (1.87%) Big Data
2 2 (1.87%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.93%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (0.93%) Data Lake
3 1 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.93%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.93%) Redis
3 1 (0.93%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 2 (1.87%) Fiddler
1 2 (1.87%) JIRA
2 1 (0.93%) CF BOSH
2 1 (0.93%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.93%) GitLab
General
1 27 (25.23%) Finance
2 16 (14.95%) Banking
3 8 (7.48%) Telecoms
4 6 (5.61%) Public Sector
5 5 (4.67%) Investment Banking
6 3 (2.80%) International Banking
6 3 (2.80%) Retail
7 2 (1.87%) Games
7 2 (1.87%) Legal
8 1 (0.93%) Advertising
8 1 (0.93%) Law
8 1 (0.93%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 18 (16.82%) Architect
2 16 (14.95%) Network Engineer
3 9 (8.41%) Data Centre Technician
3 9 (8.41%) Data Technician
3 9 (8.41%) Infrastructure Manager
3 9 (8.41%) Programme Manager
4 8 (7.48%) Data Centre Manager
4 8 (7.48%) Project Manager
4 8 (7.48%) Security Engineer
5 7 (6.54%) Cloud Architect
5 7 (6.54%) Data Migration Manager
5 7 (6.54%) Migration Manager
5 7 (6.54%) Network Security Engineer
6 6 (5.61%) Analyst
6 6 (5.61%) Support Engineer
7 5 (4.67%) Consultant
7 5 (4.67%) Systems Engineer
8 4 (3.74%) Desktop Support
8 4 (3.74%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 4 (3.74%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.80%) .NET
1 3 (2.80%) RabbitMQ
1 3 (2.80%) X-Windows
2 2 (1.87%) RESTful
2 2 (1.87%) Spring
2 2 (1.87%) Web Services
3 1 (0.93%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.93%) LDAP
3 1 (0.93%) Middleware
3 1 (0.93%) SAML
3 1 (0.93%) SOAP
3 1 (0.93%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.48%) Fibre Optics
2 6 (5.61%) Management Information System
2 6 (5.61%) PKI
3 4 (3.74%) Blackberry
4 3 (2.80%) CMDB
5 2 (1.87%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.87%) User Experience
5 2 (1.87%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.93%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (0.93%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (0.93%) Over-the-Top Content
6 1 (0.93%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.93%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.93%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 23 (21.50%) Windows
2 16 (14.95%) Linux
3 5 (4.67%) Windows 10
3 5 (4.67%) Windows 7
4 4 (3.74%) Mac OS
4 4 (3.74%) Unix
4 4 (3.74%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.87%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.93%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (32.71%) Migration
2 13 (12.15%) Project Management
3 11 (10.28%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (10.28%) Service Delivery
3 11 (10.28%) Stakeholder Management
4 8 (7.48%) ITIL
5 7 (6.54%) Data Centre Operations
5 7 (6.54%) Security Architecture
5 7 (6.54%) Technical Leadership
6 6 (5.61%) Change Management
6 6 (5.61%) High Availability
6 6 (5.61%) Information Security
6 6 (5.61%) PRINCE2
6 6 (5.61%) Tech Ops
7 5 (4.67%) Application Packaging
7 5 (4.67%) Decision-Making
7 5 (4.67%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (4.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 5 (4.67%) Network Design
7 5 (4.67%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (3.74%) Java
2 3 (2.80%) SQL
3 2 (1.87%) Python
3 2 (1.87%) Ruby
4 1 (0.93%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.93%) PL/SQL
4 1 (0.93%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 12 (11.21%) SC Cleared
1 12 (11.21%) Security Cleared
2 11 (10.28%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (8.41%) CCNP
4 6 (5.61%) Degree
5 5 (4.67%) PMP
6 4 (3.74%) CCNA
6 4 (3.74%) CCSP
7 3 (2.80%) CCIE
8 2 (1.87%) CISSP
8 2 (1.87%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.93%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.93%) CCDA
9 1 (0.93%) CCDP
9 1 (0.93%) CCIE Service Provider
9 1 (0.93%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (0.93%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.93%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.93%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (1.87%) NCSC
1 2 (1.87%) NIST
1 2 (1.87%) PMO
1 2 (1.87%) QA
2 1 (0.93%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (0.93%) MiFID
System Software
1 19 (17.76%) Active Directory
2 5 (4.67%) VMware ESXi
2 5 (4.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.80%) Firmware
3 3 (2.80%) Oracle RAC
3 3 (2.80%) VMware NSX
4 2 (1.87%) Docker
4 2 (1.87%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (1.87%) vSphere
5 1 (0.93%) ProxySG
5 1 (0.93%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.93%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (2.80%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.87%) Puppet
2 2 (1.87%) Single Sign-On
2 2 (1.87%) vRealize
3 1 (0.93%) Ansible
3 1 (0.93%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (0.93%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (0.93%) Control-M
3 1 (0.93%) HAProxy
3 1 (0.93%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (0.93%) Iperf
3 1 (0.93%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.93%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (0.93%) Terraform
Vendors
1 25 (23.36%) Cisco
2 18 (16.82%) Microsoft
3 8 (7.48%) VMware
4 7 (6.54%) Citrix
4 7 (6.54%) Oracle
5 6 (5.61%) HP
6 5 (4.67%) BMC
6 5 (4.67%) CheckPoint
6 5 (4.67%) Palo Alto
7 4 (3.74%) Bloomberg
7 4 (3.74%) F5
7 4 (3.74%) Fidessa
7 4 (3.74%) Juniper
7 4 (3.74%) Lotus
8 2 (1.87%) Avaya
8 2 (1.87%) Fortinet
8 2 (1.87%) IBM
8 2 (1.87%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.87%) Remedy
9 1 (0.93%) NetScout