Period
to 25 May 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 25 May 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
25 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 120 121 106
Rank change year-on-year +1 -15 -4
Contract jobs citing Data Centre 123 142 144
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.90% 2.04% 2.34%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.00% 4.82% 6.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 117 99
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £324 £313 £273
90th Percentile £625 £650 £675
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £500
% change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +9.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
City of London median hourly rate - - £55.00
Central London median hourly rate £70.00 - £55.00

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 2,458 2,944 2,386
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 38.00% 42.20% 38.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,812 2,269 1,826
City of London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £339 £313 £306
90th Percentile £688 £713 £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £515 £500
% change year-on-year +1.94% +3.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 53 21
City of London median hourly rate £19.25 £21.25 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.41% +13.64% -1.58%
10th Percentile £11.25 £13.25 £12.52
90th Percentile £48.22 £47.88 £30.00
Central London median hourly rate £19.50 £20.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -4.88% +24.24% -13.16%

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 25 May 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 25 May 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
Moorgate - 1 £250 -
London Bridge - 1 £400 -
Data Centre
Central London

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 47 (38.21%) Finance
2 42 (34.15%) Migration
3 39 (31.71%) Cisco
4 34 (27.64%) Microsoft Azure
5 33 (26.83%) Firewall
6 32 (26.02%) Windows
7 28 (22.76%) Cisco Certification
8 25 (20.33%) Active Directory
9 24 (19.51%) WAN
10 23 (18.70%) Project Management
11 22 (17.89%) LAN
12 21 (17.07%) Amazon AWS
13 20 (16.26%) DNS
14 19 (15.45%) CCIE
15 16 (13.01%) Wireless
15 16 (13.01%) Agile Software Development
15 16 (13.01%) Cisco Nexus
16 14 (11.38%) Stakeholder Management
16 14 (11.38%) BGP
16 14 (11.38%) CheckPoint
16 14 (11.38%) VPN
17 13 (10.57%) Linux
17 13 (10.57%) OSPF
17 13 (10.57%) VMware
17 13 (10.57%) PowerShell
18 12 (9.76%) PRINCE2
18 12 (9.76%) Python
18 12 (9.76%) SQL
18 12 (9.76%) CCNP
18 12 (9.76%) DHCP

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 (4.07%) Elasticsearch
1 5 (4.07%) Skype for Business
2 3 (2.44%) IIS
2 3 (2.44%) nginx
3 2 (1.63%) Apache
3 2 (1.63%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.81%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.81%) ArcGIS
4 1 (0.81%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.81%) JBoss
4 1 (0.81%) Jetty
4 1 (0.81%) Mongrel
4 1 (0.81%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.81%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (5.69%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.63%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.81%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (0.81%) PeopleSoft Financials
1 1 (0.81%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 34 (27.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (17.07%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (8.94%) Cloud Computing
4 8 (6.50%) Office 365
5 3 (2.44%) GitHub
5 3 (2.44%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (2.44%) SaaS
6 2 (1.63%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 2 (1.63%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (1.63%) PaaS
6 2 (1.63%) Quay.io
7 1 (0.81%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.81%) AWS CloudTrail
7 1 (0.81%) AWS Fargate
7 1 (0.81%) CloudBees
7 1 (0.81%) IaaS
7 1 (0.81%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.81%) Power Platform
7 1 (0.81%) Rackspace Cloud
7 1 (0.81%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 33 (26.83%) Firewall
2 24 (19.51%) WAN
3 22 (17.89%) LAN
4 20 (16.26%) DNS
5 16 (13.01%) Cisco Nexus
5 16 (13.01%) Wireless
6 14 (11.38%) BGP
6 14 (11.38%) VPN
7 13 (10.57%) OSPF
8 12 (9.76%) DHCP
9 11 (8.94%) TCP/IP
10 8 (6.50%) Cisco ASA
10 8 (6.50%) MPLS
10 8 (6.50%) Network Security
10 8 (6.50%) SAN
10 8 (6.50%) Unified Communications
10 8 (6.50%) WLAN
11 7 (5.69%) Internet
11 7 (5.69%) Multicast
12 6 (4.88%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.50%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.63%) NoSQL
3 2 (1.63%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.81%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.81%) Amazon Redshift
4 1 (0.81%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.81%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.81%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.81%) InfluxDB
4 1 (0.81%) Power BI
4 1 (0.81%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.81%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.81%) SAP Data Services
4 1 (0.81%) SAP HANA
4 1 (0.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (5.69%) Git (software)
2 4 (3.25%) Sonatype Nexus
3 3 (2.44%) GitLab
4 2 (1.63%) Artifactory
4 2 (1.63%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.63%) Subversion
4 2 (1.63%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.81%) Ant
5 1 (0.81%) JIRA
5 1 (0.81%) Maven
5 1 (0.81%) Mercurial
5 1 (0.81%) MSBuild
5 1 (0.81%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.81%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 47 (38.21%) Finance
2 9 (7.32%) Telecoms
3 7 (5.69%) Financial Institution
4 6 (4.88%) Banking
5 4 (3.25%) Investment Banking
5 4 (3.25%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.63%) Law
6 2 (1.63%) Retail
7 1 (0.81%) Legal
7 1 (0.81%) Local Government
7 1 (0.81%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 21 (17.07%) Network Engineer
2 19 (15.45%) Architect
3 17 (13.82%) Project Manager
4 13 (10.57%) Analyst
5 10 (8.13%) Infrastructure Architect
6 8 (6.50%) Active Directory Analyst
6 8 (6.50%) Cisco Engineer
6 8 (6.50%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 8 (6.50%) Consultant
6 8 (6.50%) Data Centre Architect
7 7 (5.69%) Data Architect
7 7 (5.69%) Infrastructure Manager
7 7 (5.69%) IT Manager
8 6 (4.88%) Active Directory Consultant
8 6 (4.88%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 6 (4.88%) IT Project Manager
8 6 (4.88%) Network Manager
8 6 (4.88%) Senior Network Engineer
9 5 (4.07%) Automation Engineer
9 5 (4.07%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.25%) JSON
1 4 (3.25%) Middleware
1 4 (3.25%) Regular Expression
1 4 (3.25%) YAML
2 3 (2.44%) Elastic Stack
3 2 (1.63%) REST
3 2 (1.63%) RESTful
3 2 (1.63%) SOAP
3 2 (1.63%) Web Services
4 1 (0.81%) .NET
4 1 (0.81%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.81%) CSS
4 1 (0.81%) JRuby
4 1 (0.81%) Node.js
4 1 (0.81%) SAML
4 1 (0.81%) Servlets
4 1 (0.81%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.32%) Tandem
2 7 (5.69%) Hedge funds
2 7 (5.69%) Public Cloud
3 3 (2.44%) Mainframe
3 3 (2.44%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (2.44%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (1.63%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 2 (1.63%) NHS
4 2 (1.63%) Replication
5 1 (0.81%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.81%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.81%) BYOD
5 1 (0.81%) Driving Licence
5 1 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.81%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (0.81%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (0.81%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (0.81%) Life Science
5 1 (0.81%) PKI
5 1 (0.81%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 32 (26.02%) Windows
2 13 (10.57%) Linux
3 8 (6.50%) Unix
3 8 (6.50%) Windows Server
4 5 (4.07%) Windows 10
4 5 (4.07%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (3.25%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (2.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.63%) CoreOS
7 2 (1.63%) Ubuntu
7 2 (1.63%) Windows 7
7 2 (1.63%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.81%) Amazon Linux
8 1 (0.81%) CentOS
8 1 (0.81%) Debian
8 1 (0.81%) Fedora
8 1 (0.81%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (34.15%) Migration
2 23 (18.70%) Project Management
3 16 (13.01%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (11.38%) Stakeholder Management
5 12 (9.76%) PRINCE2
6 11 (8.94%) Information Security
6 11 (8.94%) Load Balancing
6 11 (8.94%) Network Management
7 10 (8.13%) Problem-Solving
8 9 (7.32%) ITIL
8 9 (7.32%) Network Design
9 8 (6.50%) Configuration Management
9 8 (6.50%) Security Hardening
9 8 (6.50%) Workshop Facilitation
10 7 (5.69%) Capacity Management
10 7 (5.69%) Change Management
10 7 (5.69%) DevOps
10 7 (5.69%) Enterprise Architecture
11 6 (4.88%) Capacity Planning
11 6 (4.88%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 13 (10.57%) PowerShell
2 12 (9.76%) Python
2 12 (9.76%) SQL
3 6 (4.88%) Bash Shell
4 4 (3.25%) Java
4 4 (3.25%) Ruby
5 3 (2.44%) Go
6 2 (1.63%) Korn
7 1 (0.81%) C#
7 1 (0.81%) C++
7 1 (0.81%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.81%) Perl
7 1 (0.81%) R
Qualifications
1 28 (22.76%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (15.45%) CCIE
3 12 (9.76%) CCNP
4 9 (7.32%) CCNA
5 8 (6.50%) Degree
6 7 (5.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 7 (5.69%) Security Cleared
7 5 (4.07%) SC Cleared
8 4 (3.25%) CCIE Routing and Switching
8 4 (3.25%) DV Cleared
8 4 (3.25%) PMI Certification
8 4 (3.25%) PMP
9 2 (1.63%) BC Cleared
9 2 (1.63%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (1.63%) CCDA
9 2 (1.63%) CCDP
9 2 (1.63%) CCNP Voice
9 2 (1.63%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (1.63%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (1.63%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.63%) MiFID
1 2 (1.63%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.81%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (0.81%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
2 1 (0.81%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.81%) PMO
2 1 (0.81%) QA
System Software
1 25 (20.33%) Active Directory
2 8 (6.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (5.69%) Docker
4 4 (3.25%) Hyper-V
4 4 (3.25%) vSphere
5 2 (1.63%) Ceph
5 2 (1.63%) etcd
5 2 (1.63%) flannel
5 2 (1.63%) GlusterFS
5 2 (1.63%) SkyDNS
5 2 (1.63%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.81%) KVM
6 1 (0.81%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.81%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.81%) Xen
Systems Management
1 9 (7.32%) Ansible
2 4 (3.25%) Puppet
2 4 (3.25%) SCCM
3 3 (2.44%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 3 (2.44%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 3 (2.44%) vCenter Server
4 2 (1.63%) Cisco UCCE
4 2 (1.63%) Cisco UCCX
4 2 (1.63%) Graphite
4 2 (1.63%) HAProxy
4 2 (1.63%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (1.63%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.63%) Prometheus
4 2 (1.63%) rkt
4 2 (1.63%) SCSM
4 2 (1.63%) Sysdig
4 2 (1.63%) Terraform
5 1 (0.81%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.81%) Grafana
5 1 (0.81%) logstash
Vendors
1 39 (31.71%) Cisco
2 14 (11.38%) CheckPoint
3 13 (10.57%) VMware
4 11 (8.94%) Microsoft
5 10 (8.13%) Oracle
5 10 (8.13%) Palo Alto
6 9 (7.32%) Citrix
7 8 (6.50%) F5
8 6 (4.88%) Splunk
9 5 (4.07%) HP
9 5 (4.07%) NetApp
10 4 (3.25%) 3PAR
10 4 (3.25%) Arista
10 4 (3.25%) Fortinet
10 4 (3.25%) Google
10 4 (3.25%) Juniper
10 4 (3.25%) Meraki
10 4 (3.25%) Riverbed
10 4 (3.25%) SolarWinds
11 3 (2.44%) Red Hat