Period
to 22 October 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 October 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 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 82 120 134
Rank change year-on-year +38 +14 -32
Contract jobs citing Data Centre 38 109 137
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 2.10% 1.83% 1.96%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.61% 5.78% 4.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 85 110
Median daily rate £553 £463 £499
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.46% -7.27% -0.25%
10th Percentile £411 £303 £310
90th Percentile £634 £638 £676
Central London median daily rate £559 £463 £500
% change year-on-year +20.81% -7.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

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 677 1,885 2,811
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 37.42% 31.63% 40.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 438 1,426 2,178
Median daily rate £525 £525 £525
10th Percentile £311 £305 £300
90th Percentile £713 £700 £713
Central London median daily rate £525 £515 £520
% change year-on-year +1.94% -0.96% -0.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 35 55
Median hourly rate £35.25 £20.50 £19.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +71.95% +6.49% -9.20%
10th Percentile £16.00 £11.45 £13.31
90th Percentile £47.75 £50.40 £37.09
Median hourly rate £34.25 £20.83 £19.25
% change year-on-year +64.43% +8.21% -4.94%

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 22 October 2020.

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

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 16 (42.11%) Azure
2 15 (39.47%) Microsoft
3 14 (36.84%) Cisco
3 14 (36.84%) Migration
4 11 (28.95%) Finance
5 9 (23.68%) Firewall
6 8 (21.05%) Windows
7 7 (18.42%) VMware
7 7 (18.42%) SQL Server
7 7 (18.42%) BGP
7 7 (18.42%) AWS
8 6 (15.79%) PaaS
8 6 (15.79%) IaaS
8 6 (15.79%) Active Directory
9 5 (13.16%) SQL
9 5 (13.16%) Banking
9 5 (13.16%) Office 365
9 5 (13.16%) Security Cleared
9 5 (13.16%) VMware Infrastructure
9 5 (13.16%) PowerShell
9 5 (13.16%) Terraform
9 5 (13.16%) Windows Server
10 4 (10.53%) GCP
10 4 (10.53%) Hybrid Cloud
10 4 (10.53%) Converged Infrastructure
10 4 (10.53%) Multithreading
10 4 (10.53%) SC Cleared
10 4 (10.53%) High Availability
10 4 (10.53%) FortiGate
10 4 (10.53%) Opscode Chef

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 (7.89%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.63%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Camtasia
Cloud Services
1 16 (42.11%) Azure
2 7 (18.42%) AWS
3 6 (15.79%) IaaS
3 6 (15.79%) PaaS
4 5 (13.16%) Office 365
5 4 (10.53%) GCP
6 3 (7.89%) Serverless
7 2 (5.26%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (2.63%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (2.63%) Amazon Cognito
8 1 (2.63%) Amazon S3
8 1 (2.63%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (2.63%) Azure Stack
8 1 (2.63%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (2.63%) IBM Cloud
8 1 (2.63%) Route 53
8 1 (2.63%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (23.68%) Firewall
2 7 (18.42%) BGP
3 3 (7.89%) DHCP
3 3 (7.89%) EIGRP
3 3 (7.89%) Ethernet
3 3 (7.89%) Multicast
3 3 (7.89%) OSPF
3 3 (7.89%) Spanning Tree
3 3 (7.89%) TACACS
3 3 (7.89%) TCP/IP
3 3 (7.89%) VLAN
3 3 (7.89%) WAN
4 2 (5.26%) Cisco ISE
4 2 (5.26%) FTP
4 2 (5.26%) HTTPS
4 2 (5.26%) LAN
4 2 (5.26%) SAN
4 2 (5.26%) SNMP
4 2 (5.26%) Software-Defined Networking
4 2 (5.26%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (18.42%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.63%) BigQuery
2 1 (2.63%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (2.63%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 2 (5.26%) Git (software)
1 2 (5.26%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.63%) GitLab
2 1 (2.63%) GoCD
2 1 (2.63%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 11 (28.95%) Finance
2 5 (13.16%) Banking
3 1 (2.63%) Local Government
3 1 (2.63%) Retail Banking
3 1 (2.63%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (23.68%) Architect
2 8 (21.05%) Network Engineer
3 7 (18.42%) Senior Network Engineer
4 4 (10.53%) C# Developer
4 4 (10.53%) Cloud Architect
4 4 (10.53%) Developer
5 3 (7.89%) Azure Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) Consultant
5 3 (7.89%) Network Architect
5 3 (7.89%) Security Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) Azure Developer
6 2 (5.26%) C# Software Developer
6 2 (5.26%) C# Software Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Data Architect
6 2 (5.26%) Data Centre Architect
6 2 (5.26%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 2 (5.26%) Software Developer
6 2 (5.26%) Software Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.89%) Spring
1 3 (7.89%) Task Parallel Library
2 1 (2.63%) 802.1X
2 1 (2.63%) AngularJS
2 1 (2.63%) CSS
2 1 (2.63%) HTML
2 1 (2.63%) jQuery
2 1 (2.63%) React
2 1 (2.63%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.53%) Hybrid Cloud
2 3 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.89%) Private Cloud
2 3 (7.89%) Replication
3 2 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (5.26%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (5.26%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (2.63%) Algorithms
4 1 (2.63%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (2.63%) Fibre Optics
4 1 (2.63%) Learning Management System
4 1 (2.63%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.63%) PKI
4 1 (2.63%) Public Cloud
4 1 (2.63%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (21.05%) Windows
2 5 (13.16%) Windows Server
3 4 (10.53%) Linux
4 3 (7.89%) Unix
5 1 (2.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.63%) VMS
5 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (36.84%) Migration
2 4 (10.53%) Converged Infrastructure
2 4 (10.53%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (10.53%) High Availability
2 4 (10.53%) Multithreading
2 4 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (7.89%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (7.89%) Data Migration
3 3 (7.89%) Data Security
3 3 (7.89%) Load Balancing
3 3 (7.89%) Network Management
3 3 (7.89%) Server Management
3 3 (7.89%) Software Engineering
3 3 (7.89%) Task Automation
3 3 (7.89%) TDD
4 2 (5.26%) Cybersecurity
4 2 (5.26%) DevOps
4 2 (5.26%) Microservices
4 2 (5.26%) Network Architecture
4 2 (5.26%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (13.16%) PowerShell
1 5 (13.16%) SQL
2 4 (10.53%) C#
3 2 (5.26%) Lisp
3 2 (5.26%) Python
4 1 (2.63%) Bash Shell
4 1 (2.63%) C
4 1 (2.63%) C++
4 1 (2.63%) Java
4 1 (2.63%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.63%) Perl
4 1 (2.63%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (13.16%) Security Cleared
2 4 (10.53%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (10.53%) SC Cleared
3 3 (7.89%) CCIE
3 3 (7.89%) CCNP
3 3 (7.89%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (5.26%) MCSE
5 1 (2.63%) CCNA
5 1 (2.63%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (2.63%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.26%) QA
2 1 (2.63%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (15.79%) Active Directory
2 5 (13.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (5.26%) vSphere
4 1 (2.63%) Docker
4 1 (2.63%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.63%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (2.63%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 5 (13.16%) Terraform
2 4 (10.53%) FortiGate
2 4 (10.53%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (7.89%) Ansible
4 2 (5.26%) Cisco Prime
4 2 (5.26%) Kubernetes
4 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (5.26%) Nagios
4 2 (5.26%) SCCM
4 2 (5.26%) SCOM
4 2 (5.26%) TrustSec
5 1 (2.63%) Puppet
5 1 (2.63%) Rundeck
5 1 (2.63%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 15 (39.47%) Microsoft
2 14 (36.84%) Cisco
3 7 (18.42%) VMware
4 4 (10.53%) Google
4 4 (10.53%) Juniper
4 4 (10.53%) Oracle
5 3 (7.89%) Arista
5 3 (7.89%) HP
6 2 (5.26%) Citrix
6 2 (5.26%) Dell
6 2 (5.26%) F5
6 2 (5.26%) Palo Alto
7 1 (2.63%) BMC
7 1 (2.63%) CA
7 1 (2.63%) CheckPoint
7 1 (2.63%) CommVault
7 1 (2.63%) EMC
7 1 (2.63%) IBM
7 1 (2.63%) NetApp
7 1 (2.63%) Red Hat