Period
to 22 May 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 22 May 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
22 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 123 105 93
Rank change year-on-year -18 -12 -3
Contract jobs citing Data Centre 141 143 148
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 2.04% 2.34% 2.29%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.74% 5.97% 5.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 96 118
City of London median daily rate £475 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11% +5.88%
10th Percentile £313 £278 £325
90th Percentile £650 £675 £636
Central London median daily rate £475 £500 £452
% change year-on-year -5.00% +10.74% +6.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
City of London median hourly rate - £55.00 -
Central London median hourly rate - £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 2,976 2,397 2,598
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 43.04% 39.14% 40.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,295 1,829 2,078
City of London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £313 £306 £294
90th Percentile £713 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £518 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +3.50% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 20 45
City of London median hourly rate £21.00 £18.85 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.41% -0.79% -6.05%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.49 £11.35
90th Percentile £50.88 £32.50 £40.41
Central London median hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +17.65% -10.53% -4.40%

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 May 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

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 55 (39.01%) Finance
2 54 (38.30%) Migration
3 37 (26.24%) Firewall
4 36 (25.53%) Windows
5 31 (21.99%) Cisco
6 20 (14.18%) WAN
6 20 (14.18%) Unix
6 20 (14.18%) Banking
6 20 (14.18%) PowerShell
7 19 (13.48%) Linux
8 17 (12.06%) DNS
8 17 (12.06%) Stakeholder Management
8 17 (12.06%) VMware
8 17 (12.06%) Microsoft Azure
9 16 (11.35%) Cisco Certification
9 16 (11.35%) Microsoft
10 15 (10.64%) LAN
10 15 (10.64%) Perl
10 15 (10.64%) Citrix
11 14 (9.93%) Project Management
11 14 (9.93%) HP
12 13 (9.22%) Java
12 13 (9.22%) SAN
12 13 (9.22%) Amazon AWS
13 12 (8.51%) Office 365
13 12 (8.51%) Degree
13 12 (8.51%) Active Directory
14 11 (7.80%) Oracle
14 11 (7.80%) Python
14 11 (7.80%) MPLS

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 (2.84%) IIS
2 3 (2.13%) MQSeries
3 2 (1.42%) Apache
3 2 (1.42%) Apache Solr
3 2 (1.42%) Apache Spark
3 2 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (1.42%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.71%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.71%) nginx
4 1 (0.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.71%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (0.71%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.13%) Kondor
2 2 (1.42%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 17 (12.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (9.22%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (8.51%) Office 365
4 5 (3.55%) IaaS
5 4 (2.84%) PaaS
5 4 (2.84%) SaaS
6 1 (0.71%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.71%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.71%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 37 (26.24%) Firewall
2 20 (14.18%) WAN
3 17 (12.06%) DNS
4 15 (10.64%) LAN
5 13 (9.22%) SAN
6 11 (7.80%) MPLS
6 11 (7.80%) Network Security
7 10 (7.09%) Wireless
8 9 (6.38%) DHCP
9 8 (5.67%) VPN
10 7 (4.96%) Internet
10 7 (4.96%) TCP/IP
11 6 (4.26%) NAS
12 5 (3.55%) Cisco IOS
12 5 (3.55%) Extranet
12 5 (3.55%) SNMP
13 4 (2.84%) Cisco ASA
13 4 (2.84%) Ethernet
13 4 (2.84%) SSL
14 3 (2.13%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.67%) Big Data
1 8 (5.67%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.26%) Hadoop
2 6 (4.26%) HBase
2 6 (4.26%) NoSQL
3 4 (2.84%) Apache Cassandra
3 4 (2.84%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (2.84%) Oracle Database
4 3 (2.13%) Sybase ASE
5 2 (1.42%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.71%) Data Lake
6 1 (0.71%) Impala
6 1 (0.71%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.71%) MySQL
6 1 (0.71%) ObjectStore
6 1 (0.71%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (2.13%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.42%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.42%) JIRA
2 2 (1.42%) Subversion
3 1 (0.71%) Psake
3 1 (0.71%) TeamCity
General
1 55 (39.01%) Finance
2 20 (14.18%) Banking
3 8 (5.67%) Financial Institution
3 8 (5.67%) Legal
4 5 (3.55%) Investment Banking
4 5 (3.55%) Retail
5 4 (2.84%) Front Office
6 3 (2.13%) Back Office
7 1 (0.71%) Advertising
7 1 (0.71%) German Language
7 1 (0.71%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (17.02%) Project Manager
2 20 (14.18%) Network Engineer
3 19 (13.48%) Infrastructure Manager
4 17 (12.06%) Architect
5 16 (11.35%) Analyst
6 13 (9.22%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 9 (6.38%) Administrator
7 9 (6.38%) Data Centre Manager
8 7 (4.96%) Data Centre Project Manager
8 7 (4.96%) IT Infrastructure Manager
8 7 (4.96%) IT Manager
9 5 (3.55%) Cloud Engineer
9 5 (3.55%) Data Architect
9 5 (3.55%) DBA
9 5 (3.55%) Security Engineer
9 5 (3.55%) Senior Manager
9 5 (3.55%) Senior Project Manager
9 5 (3.55%) Support Specialist
10 4 (2.84%) Data Centre Engineer
10 4 (2.84%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.55%) XML
2 3 (2.13%) 802.1X
2 3 (2.13%) JSON
2 3 (2.13%) LDAP
2 3 (2.13%) Rendezvous
2 3 (2.13%) REST
2 3 (2.13%) RESTful
2 3 (2.13%) Web Services
3 2 (1.42%) SAML
4 1 (0.71%) .NET
4 1 (0.71%) Dropwizard
4 1 (0.71%) Kafka
4 1 (0.71%) Middleware
4 1 (0.71%) Node.js
4 1 (0.71%) SOAP
4 1 (0.71%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.38%) Computer Science
2 8 (5.67%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (4.26%) Management Information System
4 5 (3.55%) EMC VMAX
4 5 (3.55%) Replication
5 4 (2.84%) Hedge funds
5 4 (2.84%) HP Superdome
6 3 (2.13%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (2.13%) iSeries
6 3 (2.13%) PMI
6 3 (2.13%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.42%) Cloud Native
7 2 (1.42%) Equities
7 2 (1.42%) Eurex
7 2 (1.42%) Fintech
7 2 (1.42%) Fixed Income
7 2 (1.42%) PKI
7 2 (1.42%) Private Cloud
7 2 (1.42%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.71%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 36 (25.53%) Windows
2 20 (14.18%) Unix
3 19 (13.48%) Linux
4 11 (7.80%) Windows Server
5 5 (3.55%) Solaris
6 4 (2.84%) Windows 10
7 3 (2.13%) AIX
8 2 (1.42%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.71%) CoreOS
9 1 (0.71%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.71%) VMS
9 1 (0.71%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (38.30%) Migration
2 17 (12.06%) Stakeholder Management
3 14 (9.93%) Project Management
4 11 (7.80%) Data Migration
4 11 (7.80%) Load Balancing
5 10 (7.09%) ITIL
6 9 (6.38%) DevOps
6 9 (6.38%) Incident Management
6 9 (6.38%) Mentoring
7 8 (5.67%) Analytics
7 8 (5.67%) Matrix Organization
8 7 (4.96%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (4.96%) Disaster Recovery
8 7 (4.96%) Information Security
8 7 (4.96%) PRINCE2
9 6 (4.26%) Change Management
9 6 (4.26%) Document Management
9 6 (4.26%) High Availability
9 6 (4.26%) Network Design
10 5 (3.55%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 20 (14.18%) PowerShell
2 15 (10.64%) Perl
3 13 (9.22%) Java
4 11 (7.80%) Python
5 9 (6.38%) SQL
6 7 (4.96%) Shell Script
7 5 (3.55%) PHP
8 4 (2.84%) Korn
9 2 (1.42%) C#
9 2 (1.42%) Ruby
10 1 (0.71%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.71%) Scala
Qualifications
1 16 (11.35%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (8.51%) Degree
3 9 (6.38%) CCNP
3 9 (6.38%) PMP
4 8 (5.67%) PMI Certification
5 7 (4.96%) CCNA
5 7 (4.96%) CISSP
5 7 (4.96%) Security Cleared
6 6 (4.26%) CCIE
6 6 (4.26%) SC Cleared
7 4 (2.84%) CISM
7 4 (2.84%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (2.84%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (2.13%) CISA
8 3 (2.13%) HP ASE
8 3 (2.13%) Oracle Certification
9 2 (1.42%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (1.42%) OCA
9 2 (1.42%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 2 (1.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.09%) QA
2 4 (2.84%) SLA
3 3 (2.13%) GDPR
3 3 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.42%) COBIT
4 2 (1.42%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.42%) PMO
5 1 (0.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 12 (8.51%) Active Directory
2 6 (4.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.55%) vSphere
4 4 (2.84%) EMC RecoverPoint
4 4 (2.84%) Virtual Desktop
5 3 (2.13%) VMware NSX
5 3 (2.13%) XenApp
5 3 (2.13%) XenDesktop
6 2 (1.42%) Docker
6 2 (1.42%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (1.42%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.71%) HDFS
7 1 (0.71%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.71%) NFS
Systems Management
1 6 (4.26%) Ansible
2 4 (2.84%) Backup Exec
2 4 (2.84%) EMC VPLEX
2 4 (2.84%) SCCM
3 3 (2.13%) OpenView
3 3 (2.13%) Puppet
3 3 (2.13%) RSA Archer
3 3 (2.13%) SCOM
3 3 (2.13%) Single Sign-On
3 3 (2.13%) Terraform
3 3 (2.13%) Thomson Reuters DACS
3 3 (2.13%) Tivoli
4 2 (1.42%) CA Single Sign-On
4 2 (1.42%) CASB
4 2 (1.42%) Nessus
4 2 (1.42%) PingFederate
5 1 (0.71%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.71%) HAProxy
5 1 (0.71%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 31 (21.99%) Cisco
2 17 (12.06%) VMware
3 16 (11.35%) Microsoft
4 15 (10.64%) Citrix
5 14 (9.93%) HP
6 11 (7.80%) F5
6 11 (7.80%) Oracle
7 10 (7.09%) EMC
8 8 (5.67%) Hitachi
8 8 (5.67%) Juniper
8 8 (5.67%) Sybase
9 7 (4.96%) CheckPoint
10 6 (4.26%) IBM
10 6 (4.26%) iManage
10 6 (4.26%) OpenText
11 5 (3.55%) 3PAR
11 5 (3.55%) CyberArk
11 5 (3.55%) Palo Alto
11 5 (3.55%) Reuters
11 5 (3.55%) Veeam