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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 16 May 2022 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
16 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 83 120 100
Rank change year-on-year +37 -20 +20
Contract jobs citing Data Centre 113 34 57
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 2.68% 1.23% 1.71%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 7.96% 3.21% 5.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 18 40
10th Percentile £265 £396 £214
25th Percentile £465 £413 £271
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £540 £458 £450
Median % change year-on-year +18.03% +1.67% -10.00%
75th Percentile £600 £600 £602
90th Percentile £675 £713 £673
Central London median daily rate £535 £535 £500
% change year-on-year - +7.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
10th Percentile - - -
25th Percentile £66.25 - £33.75
Median hourly rate £72.50 - £36.50
75th Percentile £78.75 - £39.25
90th Percentile - - -
Central London median hourly rate £72.50 - £36.50
% change year-on-year - - -47.86%

Data Centre is in the General and Transferable 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 Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 1,420 1,060 1,061
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 33.70% 38.42% 31.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,026 721 770
10th Percentile £413 £343 £300
25th Percentile £495 £450 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £580 £550 £523
Median % change year-on-year +5.41% +5.26% -0.48%
75th Percentile £700 £650 £625
90th Percentile £804 £725 £688
Central London median daily rate £575 £550 £500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +10.00% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 15 39
10th Percentile £18.50 £8.00 £12.42
25th Percentile £37.00 £9.75 £14.50
Median hourly rate £46.50 £14.08 £27.18
Median % change year-on-year +230.37% -48.21% +40.26%
75th Percentile £59.50 £31.63 £41.48
90th Percentile £63.48 £40.70 £52.40
Central London median hourly rate £46.50 £17.98 £27.50
% change year-on-year +158.69% -34.64% +41.03%

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 16 May 2022.

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 16 May 2022, 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 56 (49.56%) Migration
2 47 (41.59%) Finance
3 30 (26.55%) Microsoft
4 28 (24.78%) Cisco
5 26 (23.01%) ITIL
5 26 (23.01%) Azure
6 24 (21.24%) Agile
7 23 (20.35%) Banking
7 23 (20.35%) AWS
8 22 (19.47%) Social Skills
9 21 (18.58%) Project Management
10 19 (16.81%) Windows
11 18 (15.93%) Service Management
11 18 (15.93%) VMware
12 16 (14.16%) DevOps
13 15 (13.27%) PowerShell
13 15 (13.27%) PRINCE2
13 15 (13.27%) Active Directory
14 14 (12.39%) Cisco Certification
14 14 (12.39%) Linux
14 14 (12.39%) Firewall
15 13 (11.50%) VMware Infrastructure
15 13 (11.50%) SaaS
16 12 (10.62%) Public Cloud
16 12 (10.62%) Project Delivery
17 11 (9.73%) Windows Server
17 11 (9.73%) Stakeholder Management
17 11 (9.73%) CCNA
18 10 (8.85%) Degree
18 10 (8.85%) IaaS

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 (3.54%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.65%) Apache
2 3 (2.65%) IBM Notes
2 3 (2.65%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.77%) CMS
3 2 (1.77%) OpenStack
3 2 (1.77%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (0.88%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.88%) Confluence
Applications
1 5 (4.42%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (3.54%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (2.65%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.88%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.88%) Revit
Business Applications
1 1 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.88%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.88%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 26 (23.01%) Azure
2 23 (20.35%) AWS
3 13 (11.50%) SaaS
4 10 (8.85%) IaaS
5 9 (7.96%) Microsoft 365
6 7 (6.19%) PaaS
7 4 (3.54%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (2.65%) AWS Direct Connect
8 3 (2.65%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 3 (2.65%) Dynamics 365
8 3 (2.65%) OneDrive
8 3 (2.65%) OpenShift
9 2 (1.77%) GCP
10 1 (0.88%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.88%) Azure Monitor
10 1 (0.88%) GitHub
10 1 (0.88%) Route 53
10 1 (0.88%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 14 (12.39%) Firewall
2 8 (7.08%) DNS
3 6 (5.31%) DHCP
3 6 (5.31%) LAN
3 6 (5.31%) WAN
4 5 (4.42%) Internet
4 5 (4.42%) VoIP
4 5 (4.42%) VPN
5 3 (2.65%) IPv4
5 3 (2.65%) NAS
5 3 (2.65%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (2.65%) Wireless
6 2 (1.77%) BGP
6 2 (1.77%) Broadband
6 2 (1.77%) MPLS
6 2 (1.77%) Multicast
6 2 (1.77%) Network Security
6 2 (1.77%) SAN
6 2 (1.77%) VLAN
6 2 (1.77%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.65%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.88%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 1 (0.88%) Big Data
2 1 (0.88%) DTS
2 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (0.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (3.54%) Git (software)
2 3 (2.65%) git-flow
2 3 (2.65%) Jenkins
2 3 (2.65%) RSpec
3 2 (1.77%) JIRA
4 1 (0.88%) Gerrit
4 1 (0.88%) InstallShield
4 1 (0.88%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.88%) Visual Studio
General
1 47 (41.59%) Finance
2 23 (20.35%) Banking
3 22 (19.47%) Social Skills
4 7 (6.19%) Telecoms
5 5 (4.42%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (3.54%) Investment Banking
7 3 (2.65%) Organisational Skills
7 3 (2.65%) Presentation Skills
8 2 (1.77%) Billing
8 2 (1.77%) Financial Institution
8 2 (1.77%) Influencing Skills
8 2 (1.77%) Legal
9 1 (0.88%) Front Office
9 1 (0.88%) Marketing
9 1 (0.88%) Public Sector
9 1 (0.88%) Publishing
9 1 (0.88%) Retail
Job Titles
1 29 (25.66%) Project Manager
2 15 (13.27%) Infrastructure Manager
3 14 (12.39%) Architect
4 13 (11.50%) Analyst
5 10 (8.85%) Data Centre Manager
5 10 (8.85%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 9 (7.96%) IT Manager
6 9 (7.96%) Migration Manager
7 8 (7.08%) Migration Project Manager
8 7 (6.19%) Data Analyst
8 7 (6.19%) Data Centre Analyst
8 7 (6.19%) Data Centre Engineer
8 7 (6.19%) Data Centre Operations Analyst
8 7 (6.19%) Data Centre Operations Engineer
8 7 (6.19%) Infrastructure Architect
8 7 (6.19%) IT Analyst
8 7 (6.19%) IT Engineer
8 7 (6.19%) IT Operations Analyst
8 7 (6.19%) IT Project Manager
8 7 (6.19%) Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.42%) Middleware
2 3 (2.65%) Elastic Stack
2 3 (2.65%) REST
3 2 (1.77%) Angular 2
3 2 (1.77%) AngularJS
3 2 (1.77%) HTML
3 2 (1.77%) SOAP
3 2 (1.77%) XMPP
3 2 (1.77%) YAML
4 1 (0.88%) .NET
4 1 (0.88%) ARM Templates
4 1 (0.88%) CSS
4 1 (0.88%) JSON
4 1 (0.88%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.62%) Public Cloud
2 6 (5.31%) Private Cloud
3 5 (4.42%) Cloud Native
3 5 (4.42%) Replication
4 3 (2.65%) Blackberry
4 3 (2.65%) CMDB
4 3 (2.65%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.65%) PMI
5 2 (1.77%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (1.77%) Hedge funds
5 2 (1.77%) Reinsurance
5 2 (1.77%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.88%) BYOD
6 1 (0.88%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.88%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (0.88%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.88%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (0.88%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (0.88%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 19 (16.81%) Windows
2 14 (12.39%) Linux
3 11 (9.73%) Windows Server
4 4 (3.54%) Windows 10
5 3 (2.65%) Mac OS
5 3 (2.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (2.65%) Unix
5 3 (2.65%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.77%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.77%) Windows Server 2016
7 1 (0.88%) Android
7 1 (0.88%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.88%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (0.88%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (49.56%) Migration
2 26 (23.01%) ITIL
3 24 (21.24%) Agile
4 21 (18.58%) Project Management
5 18 (15.93%) Service Management
6 16 (14.16%) DevOps
7 15 (13.27%) PRINCE2
8 12 (10.62%) Project Delivery
9 11 (9.73%) Stakeholder Management
10 9 (7.96%) Decision-Making
10 9 (7.96%) Disaster Recovery
10 9 (7.96%) ITSM
10 9 (7.96%) Problem Management
11 8 (7.08%) ITIL V3
11 8 (7.08%) Time Management
11 8 (7.08%) Waterfall
12 7 (6.19%) Change Management
12 7 (6.19%) Infrastructure as Code
12 7 (6.19%) Power Management
13 6 (5.31%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 15 (13.27%) PowerShell
2 9 (7.96%) Python
3 6 (5.31%) Bash
3 6 (5.31%) Perl
4 4 (3.54%) C++
4 4 (3.54%) Java
4 4 (3.54%) JavaScript
4 4 (3.54%) SQL
5 3 (2.65%) Go
5 3 (2.65%) Ruby
6 1 (0.88%) C#
6 1 (0.88%) Korn
6 1 (0.88%) PHP
6 1 (0.88%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.88%) VB
6 1 (0.88%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 14 (12.39%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (9.73%) CCNA
3 10 (8.85%) Degree
4 9 (7.96%) ITIL Certification
5 8 (7.08%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (6.19%) CCENT
6 7 (6.19%) MCSA
6 7 (6.19%) MCSE
7 5 (4.42%) CCNP
7 5 (4.42%) PMI Certification
7 5 (4.42%) PMP
7 5 (4.42%) Security Cleared
8 3 (2.65%) CCIE
8 3 (2.65%) SC Cleared
9 2 (1.77%) DV Cleared
9 2 (1.77%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (1.77%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (1.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.88%) OCP
10 1 (0.88%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.08%) PMO
2 6 (5.31%) SLA
3 3 (2.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (2.65%) QA
4 2 (1.77%) GDPR
4 2 (1.77%) PMBOK
System Software
1 15 (13.27%) Active Directory
2 13 (11.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (6.19%) Docker
4 6 (5.31%) vSphere
5 5 (4.42%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (1.77%) Hyper-V
6 2 (1.77%) vCloud
6 2 (1.77%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.88%) Firmware
7 1 (0.88%) NFS
Systems Management
1 7 (6.19%) Ansible
1 7 (6.19%) SCCM
2 5 (4.42%) Microsoft Intune
2 5 (4.42%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (4.42%) Puppet
3 4 (3.54%) Packer
3 4 (3.54%) SCOM
3 4 (3.54%) Terraform
4 3 (2.65%) Consul
4 3 (2.65%) Icinga
4 3 (2.65%) Prometheus
4 3 (2.65%) Salt
5 2 (1.77%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (1.77%) Kubernetes
5 2 (1.77%) vCenter Server
5 2 (1.77%) vRealize
6 1 (0.88%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 1 (0.88%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.88%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.88%) VxRail
Vendors
1 30 (26.55%) Microsoft
2 28 (24.78%) Cisco
3 18 (15.93%) VMware
4 6 (5.31%) ServiceNow
5 5 (4.42%) HP
5 5 (4.42%) Oracle
6 4 (3.54%) Bloomberg
6 4 (3.54%) Citrix
6 4 (3.54%) NetApp
6 4 (3.54%) Palo Alto
7 3 (2.65%) Fidessa
7 3 (2.65%) Juniper
7 3 (2.65%) Lotus
7 3 (2.65%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.77%) Aruba
8 2 (1.77%) IBM
8 2 (1.77%) SolarWinds
9 1 (0.88%) F5
9 1 (0.88%) Red Box
9 1 (0.88%) Zerto