Period
to 15 December 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 15 December 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
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 125 111 91
Rank change year-on-year -14 -20 -12
Contract jobs citing Data Centre 140 171 186
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.98% 2.38% 2.84%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.79% 5.55% 7.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 134 124
City of London median daily rate £475 £475 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.47% -1.15%
10th Percentile £312 £313 £325
90th Percentile £650 £671 £586
Central London median daily rate £475 £475 £425
% change year-on-year - +11.76% -2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 9
City of London median hourly rate £23.13 - £22.50
10th Percentile £21.86 - £13.25
90th Percentile £24.40 - £55.00
Central London median hourly rate £23.13 - £22.50

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 2,920 3,079 2,636
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 41.36% 42.81% 40.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,254 2,416 2,018
City of London median daily rate £525 £525 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.53% -
10th Percentile £285 £319 £313
90th Percentile £713 £725 £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £525 £475
% change year-on-year - +10.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 37 31
City of London median hourly rate £19.25 £22.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.44% +18.42% -2.56%
10th Percentile £13.31 £13.19 £12.89
90th Percentile £33.41 £33.69 £55.00
Central London median hourly rate £19.25 £21.62 £18.45
% change year-on-year -10.96% +17.18% -5.38%

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 15 December 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 15 December 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
Moorgate - 1 £250 -
Data Centre
Central London

For the 6 months to 15 December 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 63 (45.00%) Migration
2 44 (31.43%) Finance
3 40 (28.57%) VMware
4 37 (26.43%) Cisco
5 33 (23.57%) Windows
6 30 (21.43%) WAN
7 29 (20.71%) Firewall
8 27 (19.29%) Cisco Certification
9 26 (18.57%) Citrix
9 26 (18.57%) LAN
10 24 (17.14%) Microsoft Azure
10 24 (17.14%) Amazon AWS
11 22 (15.71%) Banking
12 21 (15.00%) Project Management
12 21 (15.00%) Microsoft
12 21 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
13 19 (13.57%) Linux
14 18 (12.86%) Agile Software Development
15 17 (12.14%) Wireless
16 16 (11.43%) ITIL
16 16 (11.43%) Windows Server
17 15 (10.71%) DNS
17 15 (10.71%) CCNP
17 15 (10.71%) Stakeholder Management
17 15 (10.71%) Information Security
17 15 (10.71%) Office 365
18 14 (10.00%) BGP
19 13 (9.29%) Active Directory
19 13 (9.29%) TCP/IP
19 13 (9.29%) SQL Server

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 5 (3.57%) IIS
2 4 (2.86%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.14%) MS Exchange
3 3 (2.14%) OpenStack
4 2 (1.43%) Apache Solr
4 2 (1.43%) Confluence
5 1 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.71%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.71%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.71%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (2.14%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (2.14%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (2.14%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (1.43%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.71%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 1 (0.71%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 24 (17.14%) Amazon AWS
1 24 (17.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (10.71%) Office 365
3 8 (5.71%) IaaS
4 7 (5.00%) SaaS
5 4 (2.86%) PaaS
6 3 (2.14%) Apigee
6 3 (2.14%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (2.14%) GitHub
6 3 (2.14%) OpenShift
7 2 (1.43%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.71%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.71%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 1 (0.71%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.71%) Amazon Kinesis
8 1 (0.71%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.71%) AWS CodePipeline
8 1 (0.71%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.71%) Route 53
8 1 (0.71%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 30 (21.43%) WAN
2 29 (20.71%) Firewall
3 26 (18.57%) LAN
4 17 (12.14%) Wireless
5 15 (10.71%) DNS
6 14 (10.00%) BGP
7 13 (9.29%) TCP/IP
8 12 (8.57%) DHCP
9 11 (7.86%) Cisco Nexus
10 10 (7.14%) OSPF
11 9 (6.43%) Cisco IOS
12 8 (5.71%) Network Security
12 8 (5.71%) SAN
12 8 (5.71%) VLAN
12 8 (5.71%) Wireshark
13 7 (5.00%) Cisco ASA
14 6 (4.29%) Internet
14 6 (4.29%) IPsec
14 6 (4.29%) SSL
14 6 (4.29%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (9.29%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.57%) MongoDB
2 5 (3.57%) Relational Database
3 4 (2.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (2.14%) RDBMS
4 3 (2.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (2.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.43%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (1.43%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.43%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 2 (1.43%) MS Access
6 1 (0.71%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (0.71%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.71%) Amazon Redshift
6 1 (0.71%) Big Data
6 1 (0.71%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.71%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.71%) SAP Data Services
6 1 (0.71%) SAP HANA
6 1 (0.71%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (4.29%) Jenkins
2 4 (2.86%) Cucumber
2 4 (2.86%) GoogleTest
2 4 (2.86%) Sonatype Nexus
3 2 (1.43%) Gatling
3 2 (1.43%) JMeter
3 2 (1.43%) LoadRunner
3 2 (1.43%) NeoLoad
4 1 (0.71%) JIRA
4 1 (0.71%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.71%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 44 (31.43%) Finance
2 22 (15.71%) Banking
3 12 (8.57%) Telecoms
4 10 (7.14%) Investment Banking
5 5 (3.57%) Legal
6 2 (1.43%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.43%) Law
6 2 (1.43%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.43%) Publishing
6 2 (1.43%) Retail
7 1 (0.71%) French Language
7 1 (0.71%) Games
7 1 (0.71%) Marketing
7 1 (0.71%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.71%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 25 (17.86%) Project Manager
2 21 (15.00%) Network Engineer
3 18 (12.86%) Infrastructure Manager
4 14 (10.00%) Architect
5 13 (9.29%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 11 (7.86%) IT Manager
6 11 (7.86%) VMware Engineer
7 10 (7.14%) IT Infrastructure Manager
8 9 (6.43%) Cisco Engineer
8 9 (6.43%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 8 (5.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 8 (5.71%) IT Project Manager
10 7 (5.00%) Administrator
10 7 (5.00%) IT Infrastructure Project Manager
11 6 (4.29%) Consultant
12 5 (3.57%) Delivery Manager
12 5 (3.57%) Network Security Engineer
12 5 (3.57%) Senior Network Engineer
12 5 (3.57%) Server Engineer
12 5 (3.57%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.57%) SOAP
2 4 (2.86%) Gherkin
2 4 (2.86%) JSON
2 4 (2.86%) Middleware
2 4 (2.86%) REST
2 4 (2.86%) RESTful
3 3 (2.14%) .NET
3 3 (2.14%) Kafka
3 3 (2.14%) Swagger
3 3 (2.14%) XML
3 3 (2.14%) XMPP
4 2 (1.43%) 802.1X
4 2 (1.43%) Web Services
5 1 (0.71%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.71%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 1 (0.71%) Node.js
5 1 (0.71%) OAuth
5 1 (0.71%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (3.57%) Public Cloud
3 4 (2.86%) Management Information System
3 4 (2.86%) Replication
3 4 (2.86%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (2.14%) Clustering
4 3 (2.14%) Data Structures
4 3 (2.14%) Enterprise Storage
4 3 (2.14%) Hybrid Cloud
4 3 (2.14%) PMI
4 3 (2.14%) Tandem
5 2 (1.43%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (1.43%) Equities
5 2 (1.43%) Fixed Income
5 2 (1.43%) Hedge funds
5 2 (1.43%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (0.71%) Animation
6 1 (0.71%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.71%) NHS
6 1 (0.71%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 33 (23.57%) Windows
2 19 (13.57%) Linux
3 16 (11.43%) Windows Server
4 12 (8.57%) Unix
5 8 (5.71%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (2.14%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (1.43%) CentOS
8 2 (1.43%) Solaris
8 2 (1.43%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 2 (1.43%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.71%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.71%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (45.00%) Migration
2 21 (15.00%) Project Management
3 18 (12.86%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (11.43%) ITIL
5 15 (10.71%) Information Security
5 15 (10.71%) Stakeholder Management
6 13 (9.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 12 (8.57%) PRINCE2
7 12 (8.57%) Problem-Solving
8 11 (7.86%) Network Design
9 10 (7.14%) Load Balancing
10 8 (5.71%) Change Management
10 8 (5.71%) People Management
11 7 (5.00%) High Availability
11 7 (5.00%) Service Delivery
11 7 (5.00%) Test Automation
12 6 (4.29%) Service Management
13 5 (3.57%) Data Protection
13 5 (3.57%) Enterprise Architecture
13 5 (3.57%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (8.57%) Python
2 9 (6.43%) Java
2 9 (6.43%) SQL
3 8 (5.71%) PowerShell
4 4 (2.86%) C++
4 4 (2.86%) Ruby
5 3 (2.14%) Perl
6 2 (1.43%) Bash Shell
6 2 (1.43%) Scala
7 1 (0.71%) C
7 1 (0.71%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 27 (19.29%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (10.71%) CCNP
3 12 (8.57%) CCNA
4 10 (7.14%) CCIE
5 7 (5.00%) Degree
6 6 (4.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 5 (3.57%) MCSE
7 5 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (3.57%) PMI Certification
7 5 (3.57%) Security Cleared
8 4 (2.86%) PMP
8 4 (2.86%) VCAP
8 4 (2.86%) VCDX
8 4 (2.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (2.14%) CCIE Routing and Switching
9 3 (2.14%) CISSP
9 3 (2.14%) GIAC
9 3 (2.14%) MCP
10 2 (1.43%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (1.43%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.57%) QA
2 3 (2.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (2.14%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.43%) FedRAMP
3 2 (1.43%) PMO
3 2 (1.43%) SLA
4 1 (0.71%) FISMA
4 1 (0.71%) HIPAA
4 1 (0.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 21 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (9.29%) Active Directory
3 11 (7.86%) vSphere
4 8 (5.71%) Docker
4 8 (5.71%) XenDesktop
5 3 (2.14%) Virtual Servers
5 3 (2.14%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (2.14%) VMware NSX
5 3 (2.14%) XenApp
6 2 (1.43%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.71%) Firmware
7 1 (0.71%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.71%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 6 (4.29%) Ansible
1 6 (4.29%) Kubernetes
1 6 (4.29%) Nagios
2 5 (3.57%) SCCM
3 3 (2.14%) Microsoft Clustering
3 3 (2.14%) Terraform
3 3 (2.14%) Trend Micro Deep Security
3 3 (2.14%) vRealize
3 3 (2.14%) vRealize Orchestrator
4 2 (1.43%) Prometheus
4 2 (1.43%) Rundeck
5 1 (0.71%) CA Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.71%) Cacti
5 1 (0.71%) CSIRT
5 1 (0.71%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (0.71%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (0.71%) SCOM
5 1 (0.71%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.71%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (0.71%) WSUS
Vendors
1 40 (28.57%) VMware
2 37 (26.43%) Cisco
3 26 (18.57%) Citrix
4 21 (15.00%) Microsoft
5 11 (7.86%) Juniper
6 9 (6.43%) F5
7 7 (5.00%) CheckPoint
7 7 (5.00%) Google
7 7 (5.00%) HP
8 6 (4.29%) Dell
8 6 (4.29%) Riverbed
9 5 (3.57%) EMC
9 5 (3.57%) Palo Alto
9 5 (3.57%) Red Hat
9 5 (3.57%) Ruckus Wireless
10 4 (2.86%) CA
10 4 (2.86%) Meraki
10 4 (2.86%) NetApp
10 4 (2.86%) Oracle
10 4 (2.86%) SolarWinds