Period
to 20 January 2021

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 20 January 2021 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
20 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 95 95 125
Rank change year-on-year 0 +30 -24
Contract jobs citing Data Centre 35 106 133
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 1.68% 2.15% 1.99%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.49% 6.51% 5.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 84 97
Median daily rate £585 £458 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +27.76% -1.08% -2.63%
10th Percentile £413 £254 £263
90th Percentile £618 £669 £650
Central London median daily rate £585 £481 £455
% change year-on-year +21.45% +5.77% -4.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
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 779 1,629 2,645
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 37.36% 33.00% 39.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 546 1,260 2,023
Median daily rate £525 £525 £525
10th Percentile £322 £284 £275
90th Percentile £713 £700 £700
Central London median daily rate £525 £513 £525
% change year-on-year +2.44% -2.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 32 50
Median hourly rate £29.25 £20.92 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +39.85% +11.84% -31.49%
10th Percentile £13.30 £12.04 £13.00
90th Percentile £46.53 £52.25 £33.41
Median hourly rate £29.89 £21.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year +42.33% +12.30% -30.97%

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 20 January 2021.

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 20 January 2021, 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 20 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 15 (42.86%) Azure
3 10 (28.57%) VMware
4 9 (25.71%) Firewall
4 9 (25.71%) Cisco
4 9 (25.71%) PaaS
5 8 (22.86%) IaaS
5 8 (22.86%) Finance
5 8 (22.86%) Banking
5 8 (22.86%) VMware Infrastructure
6 7 (20.00%) Multithreading
6 7 (20.00%) C#
6 7 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (20.00%) AWS
6 7 (20.00%) Terraform
6 7 (20.00%) Serverless
7 6 (17.14%) VPN
7 6 (17.14%) WAN
7 6 (17.14%) Migration
8 5 (14.29%) Wireless
8 5 (14.29%) Spring
8 5 (14.29%) Linux
8 5 (14.29%) LAN
8 5 (14.29%) IBM
8 5 (14.29%) Juniper
8 5 (14.29%) Citrix
8 5 (14.29%) vSphere
8 5 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (11.43%) Task Parallel Library
9 4 (11.43%) Technical Leadership

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 (11.43%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.86%) CICS
2 1 (2.86%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (11.43%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (5.71%) AutoCAD
2 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (5.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (5.71%) MS Visio
2 2 (5.71%) Revit
Cloud Services
1 15 (42.86%) Azure
2 9 (25.71%) PaaS
3 8 (22.86%) IaaS
4 7 (20.00%) AWS
4 7 (20.00%) Serverless
5 3 (8.57%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (8.57%) GCP
6 2 (5.71%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (5.71%) Office 365
7 1 (2.86%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (2.86%) Amazon Cognito
7 1 (2.86%) Amazon S3
7 1 (2.86%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (2.86%) Azure Functions
7 1 (2.86%) Cloud Functions
7 1 (2.86%) Route 53
7 1 (2.86%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (25.71%) Firewall
2 6 (17.14%) VPN
2 6 (17.14%) WAN
3 5 (14.29%) LAN
3 5 (14.29%) Wireless
4 3 (8.57%) BGP
4 3 (8.57%) SAN
5 2 (5.71%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (5.71%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 2 (5.71%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 2 (5.71%) Multicast
5 2 (5.71%) Network Security
5 2 (5.71%) TCP/IP
5 2 (5.71%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (2.86%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (2.86%) DMVPN
6 1 (2.86%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (2.86%) iSCSI
6 1 (2.86%) NAS
6 1 (2.86%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.43%) DB2
1 4 (11.43%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.86%) BigQuery
2 1 (2.86%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.86%) GoCD
1 1 (2.86%) Jenkins
1 1 (2.86%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 8 (22.86%) Banking
1 8 (22.86%) Finance
2 3 (8.57%) Retail Banking
3 1 (2.86%) Publishing
3 1 (2.86%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (34.29%) Architect
2 7 (20.00%) C# Developer
2 7 (20.00%) Developer
3 5 (14.29%) Infrastructure Architect
4 4 (11.43%) Cloud Architect
4 4 (11.43%) Network Engineer
5 3 (8.57%) Administrator
5 3 (8.57%) Azure Engineer
5 3 (8.57%) Citrix Architect
5 3 (8.57%) Senior Network Engineer
5 3 (8.57%) VMware Architect
5 3 (8.57%) WebSphere Architect
6 2 (5.71%) C# Software Developer
6 2 (5.71%) C# Software Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Data Architect
6 2 (5.71%) Data Centre Manager
6 2 (5.71%) Data Manager
6 2 (5.71%) Facilities Manager
6 2 (5.71%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (5.71%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (14.29%) Spring
2 4 (11.43%) Task Parallel Library
2 4 (11.43%) WebSphere MQ
3 2 (5.71%) WCF
4 1 (2.86%) .NET
4 1 (2.86%) AngularJS
4 1 (2.86%) FIX Protocol
4 1 (2.86%) React
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.71%) Algorithms
1 2 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (5.71%) Hybrid Cloud
1 2 (5.71%) Public Cloud
2 1 (2.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (2.86%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (2.86%) Mainframe
2 1 (2.86%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.86%) Mobile Payment
2 1 (2.86%) N-Tier
2 1 (2.86%) Private Cloud
2 1 (2.86%) SWIFT
2 1 (2.86%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (14.29%) Linux
2 4 (11.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (8.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (20.00%) Multithreading
2 6 (17.14%) Migration
3 4 (11.43%) Business Case
3 4 (11.43%) Load Balancing
3 4 (11.43%) Software Engineering
3 4 (11.43%) TDD
3 4 (11.43%) Technical Leadership
3 4 (11.43%) TOGAF
4 3 (8.57%) Project Delivery
4 3 (8.57%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (5.71%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (5.71%) Collaborative Working
5 2 (5.71%) Conflict Resolution
5 2 (5.71%) Cybersecurity
5 2 (5.71%) Data Protection
5 2 (5.71%) Information Security
5 2 (5.71%) Infrastructure as Code
5 2 (5.71%) Re-Platforming
6 1 (2.86%) Analytics
6 1 (2.86%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 7 (20.00%) C#
2 3 (8.57%) SQL
3 2 (5.71%) PowerShell
3 2 (5.71%) Python
4 1 (2.86%) Bash Shell
4 1 (2.86%) Java
4 1 (2.86%) Perl
4 1 (2.86%) PHP
4 1 (2.86%) R
4 1 (2.86%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (8.57%) RHCA
1 3 (8.57%) TOGAF Certification
2 2 (5.71%) BICSI Certification
2 2 (5.71%) BICSI RCDD
2 2 (5.71%) SC Cleared
2 2 (5.71%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.86%) CCIE
3 1 (2.86%) CCNP
3 1 (2.86%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.86%) Degree
3 1 (2.86%) MCSE
3 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.71%) QA
2 1 (2.86%) SEPA
System Software
1 8 (22.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
2 5 (14.29%) vSphere
3 2 (5.71%) Active Directory
3 2 (5.71%) Hyper-V
3 2 (5.71%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (2.86%) Docker
4 1 (2.86%) NFS
4 1 (2.86%) Time Sharing Option
4 1 (2.86%) VMware NSX
4 1 (2.86%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 7 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
1 7 (20.00%) Terraform
2 3 (8.57%) Kubernetes
3 2 (5.71%) Ansible
3 2 (5.71%) FortiGate
3 2 (5.71%) NetBackup
3 2 (5.71%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (2.86%) BladeLogic
4 1 (2.86%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (2.86%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (2.86%) ITRS Geneos
4 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (2.86%) Puppet
4 1 (2.86%) Rundeck
4 1 (2.86%) SCCM
Vendors
1 20 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 10 (28.57%) VMware
3 9 (25.71%) Cisco
4 5 (14.29%) Citrix
4 5 (14.29%) IBM
4 5 (14.29%) Juniper
5 4 (11.43%) Red Hat
6 3 (8.57%) Google
7 2 (5.71%) Dell
7 2 (5.71%) F5
7 2 (5.71%) Oracle
7 2 (5.71%) Palo Alto
7 2 (5.71%) SAP
7 2 (5.71%) SolarWinds
7 2 (5.71%) Veeam
8 1 (2.86%) Arista
8 1 (2.86%) CenturyLink
8 1 (2.86%) SaltStack
8 1 (2.86%) Shavlik
8 1 (2.86%) Zerto