Period
to 16 October 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 16 October 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
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 138 106 94
Rank change year-on-year -32 -12 -10
Contract jobs citing Data Centre 139 158 180
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.98% 2.31% 2.71%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.60% 5.32% 6.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 119 145
City of London median daily rate £475 £500 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +12.36% +4.71%
10th Percentile £295 £304 £313
90th Percentile £670 £685 £620
Central London median daily rate £475 £500 £440
% change year-on-year -5.00% +13.64% +1.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
City of London median hourly rate - - £19.35
Central London median hourly rate - - £19.35

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 3,020 2,971 2,775
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 43.08% 43.36% 41.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,350 2,283 2,211
City of London median daily rate £525 £525 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.53% -
10th Percentile £306 £320 £313
90th Percentile £713 £700 £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £525 £475
% change year-on-year - +10.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 35 30
City of London median hourly rate £19.25 £20.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.10% +7.89% -9.52%
10th Percentile £13.18 £12.61 £11.25
90th Percentile £37.09 £33.25 £85.08
Central London median hourly rate £19.38 £19.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year -0.64% +2.63% -5.00%

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 16 October 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 16 October 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 67 (48.20%) Migration
2 51 (36.69%) Finance
3 41 (29.50%) Cisco
4 36 (25.90%) Firewall
5 34 (24.46%) VMware
5 34 (24.46%) WAN
6 31 (22.30%) Cisco Certification
6 31 (22.30%) Microsoft Azure
6 31 (22.30%) Amazon AWS
7 28 (20.14%) Windows
8 27 (19.42%) LAN
8 27 (19.42%) Microsoft
8 27 (19.42%) Citrix
9 21 (15.11%) Project Management
10 20 (14.39%) Banking
11 18 (12.95%) VMware Infrastructure
12 16 (11.51%) Wireless
12 16 (11.51%) CCNP
13 15 (10.79%) CCNA
13 15 (10.79%) DNS
14 14 (10.07%) Agile Software Development
14 14 (10.07%) Office 365
15 13 (9.35%) Stakeholder Management
15 13 (9.35%) Linux
15 13 (9.35%) Python
16 12 (8.63%) BGP
16 12 (8.63%) Information Security
17 11 (7.91%) Telecoms
17 11 (7.91%) ITIL
17 11 (7.91%) TCP/IP

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 3 (2.16%) IIS
1 3 (2.16%) MS Exchange
1 3 (2.16%) OpenStack
2 2 (1.44%) Apache Solr
2 2 (1.44%) Confluence
2 2 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (1.44%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.44%) Skype for Business
3 1 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.72%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (0.72%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 5 (3.60%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.44%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.44%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.72%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 1 (0.72%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 31 (22.30%) Amazon AWS
1 31 (22.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (10.07%) Office 365
3 11 (7.91%) IaaS
4 8 (5.76%) SaaS
5 6 (4.32%) PaaS
6 3 (2.16%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (2.16%) GitHub
6 3 (2.16%) OpenShift
7 2 (1.44%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.72%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.72%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 1 (0.72%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.72%) Amazon Kinesis
8 1 (0.72%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.72%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.72%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.72%) CloudFront
8 1 (0.72%) Route 53
8 1 (0.72%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 36 (25.90%) Firewall
2 34 (24.46%) WAN
3 27 (19.42%) LAN
4 16 (11.51%) Wireless
5 15 (10.79%) DNS
6 12 (8.63%) BGP
7 11 (7.91%) Network Security
7 11 (7.91%) TCP/IP
8 10 (7.19%) DHCP
9 9 (6.47%) VLAN
9 9 (6.47%) VPN
10 8 (5.76%) Internet
10 8 (5.76%) MPLS
10 8 (5.76%) OSPF
10 8 (5.76%) SAN
10 8 (5.76%) Wireshark
11 7 (5.04%) Cisco IOS
11 7 (5.04%) Cisco Nexus
11 7 (5.04%) VSAN
12 6 (4.32%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (7.19%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.32%) MongoDB
3 5 (3.60%) Relational Database
4 3 (2.16%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.44%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (1.44%) Big Data
5 2 (1.44%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 2 (1.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (1.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.72%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (0.72%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.72%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.72%) HBase
6 1 (0.72%) MS Access
6 1 (0.72%) MySQL
6 1 (0.72%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.72%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.72%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (0.72%) VLDB
Development Applications
1 7 (5.04%) Jenkins
2 4 (2.88%) Cucumber
2 4 (2.88%) GoogleTest
3 3 (2.16%) JIRA
3 3 (2.16%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (1.44%) Gatling
4 2 (1.44%) JMeter
4 2 (1.44%) LoadRunner
4 2 (1.44%) NeoLoad
5 1 (0.72%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 51 (36.69%) Finance
2 20 (14.39%) Banking
3 11 (7.91%) Telecoms
4 9 (6.47%) Investment Banking
5 3 (2.16%) Financial Institution
5 3 (2.16%) Legal
6 2 (1.44%) Publishing
7 1 (0.72%) French Language
7 1 (0.72%) Front Office
7 1 (0.72%) Games
7 1 (0.72%) Marketing
7 1 (0.72%) Retail
7 1 (0.72%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.72%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 24 (17.27%) Network Engineer
2 23 (16.55%) Project Manager
3 18 (12.95%) Architect
4 17 (12.23%) Infrastructure Manager
5 13 (9.35%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 9 (6.47%) Cisco Engineer
6 9 (6.47%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 9 (6.47%) IT Infrastructure Manager
6 9 (6.47%) IT Manager
7 8 (5.76%) Data Centre Manager
8 7 (5.04%) Consultant
8 7 (5.04%) Data Centre Project Manager
8 7 (5.04%) IT Infrastructure Project Manager
8 7 (5.04%) IT Project Manager
8 7 (5.04%) Security Engineer
9 6 (4.32%) Analyst
9 6 (4.32%) Cloud Architect
9 6 (4.32%) Solutions Architect
9 6 (4.32%) VMware Engineer
10 5 (3.60%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.60%) XML
2 4 (2.88%) Gherkin
2 4 (2.88%) JSON
2 4 (2.88%) Kafka
2 4 (2.88%) Middleware
2 4 (2.88%) SOAP
3 3 (2.16%) .NET
3 3 (2.16%) REST
3 3 (2.16%) RESTful
3 3 (2.16%) Swagger
3 3 (2.16%) Web Services
3 3 (2.16%) XMPP
4 2 (1.44%) 802.1X
4 2 (1.44%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (0.72%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.72%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 1 (0.72%) Node.js
5 1 (0.72%) OAuth
5 1 (0.72%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.47%) Analytical Skills
1 9 (6.47%) Public Cloud
2 6 (4.32%) Computer Science
3 4 (2.88%) Hybrid Cloud
3 4 (2.88%) PKI
3 4 (2.88%) PMI
4 3 (2.16%) Cloud Native
4 3 (2.16%) Data Structures
4 3 (2.16%) Equities
4 3 (2.16%) Fintech
4 3 (2.16%) Fixed Income
4 3 (2.16%) Replication
4 3 (2.16%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (1.44%) Clustering
5 2 (1.44%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (1.44%) Enterprise Storage
5 2 (1.44%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (1.44%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (1.44%) SWIFT
5 2 (1.44%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 28 (20.14%) Windows
2 13 (9.35%) Linux
3 11 (7.91%) Windows Server
4 7 (5.04%) Unix
5 5 (3.60%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.44%) CentOS
6 2 (1.44%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.72%) CoreOS
7 1 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.72%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.72%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.72%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (48.20%) Migration
2 21 (15.11%) Project Management
3 14 (10.07%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (9.35%) Stakeholder Management
5 12 (8.63%) Information Security
6 11 (7.91%) ITIL
7 10 (7.19%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 10 (7.19%) Network Design
7 10 (7.19%) Problem-Solving
8 9 (6.47%) High Availability
8 9 (6.47%) PRINCE2
9 8 (5.76%) Load Balancing
10 7 (5.04%) DevOps
10 7 (5.04%) People Management
10 7 (5.04%) Test Automation
11 6 (4.32%) Disaster Recovery
11 6 (4.32%) Low Latency
11 6 (4.32%) TOGAF
12 5 (3.60%) Functional Testing
12 5 (3.60%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 13 (9.35%) Python
2 10 (7.19%) PowerShell
3 9 (6.47%) SQL
4 8 (5.76%) Java
5 5 (3.60%) Perl
6 4 (2.88%) C++
7 3 (2.16%) Ruby
8 2 (1.44%) Bash Shell
8 2 (1.44%) Scala
9 1 (0.72%) C
9 1 (0.72%) Korn
9 1 (0.72%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.72%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 31 (22.30%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (11.51%) CCNP
3 15 (10.79%) CCNA
4 8 (5.76%) CCIE
4 8 (5.76%) Degree
4 8 (5.76%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (4.32%) MCSE
5 6 (4.32%) Security Cleared
6 5 (3.60%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (3.60%) PMI Certification
6 5 (3.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 5 (3.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 4 (2.88%) PMP
7 4 (2.88%) VCAP
7 4 (2.88%) VCDX
8 3 (2.16%) CISSP
8 3 (2.16%) MCSA
8 3 (2.16%) SC Cleared
9 2 (1.44%) Check Point Certification
9 2 (1.44%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.47%) QA
2 3 (2.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (2.16%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.44%) FedRAMP
3 2 (1.44%) PMO
3 2 (1.44%) SLA
4 1 (0.72%) FISMA
4 1 (0.72%) HIPAA
4 1 (0.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 18 (12.95%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (7.91%) vSphere
3 10 (7.19%) XenDesktop
4 8 (5.76%) Active Directory
4 8 (5.76%) Docker
5 5 (3.60%) XenApp
6 4 (2.88%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (2.16%) Virtual Servers
7 3 (2.16%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (1.44%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.72%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 1 (0.72%) Firmware
9 1 (0.72%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.72%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.72%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 7 (5.04%) Ansible
2 6 (4.32%) Kubernetes
3 4 (2.88%) Nagios
3 4 (2.88%) SCCM
3 4 (2.88%) Terraform
4 2 (1.44%) CSIRT
4 2 (1.44%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (1.44%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 2 (1.44%) Prometheus
4 2 (1.44%) Rundeck
4 2 (1.44%) SCOM
5 1 (0.72%) CA Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.72%) Cacti
5 1 (0.72%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.72%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (0.72%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.72%) HAProxy
5 1 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.72%) SnapMirror
5 1 (0.72%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 41 (29.50%) Cisco
2 34 (24.46%) VMware
3 27 (19.42%) Citrix
3 27 (19.42%) Microsoft
4 10 (7.19%) F5
4 10 (7.19%) Juniper
5 8 (5.76%) HP
6 7 (5.04%) Google
7 6 (4.32%) Dell
8 5 (3.60%) CheckPoint
8 5 (3.60%) Palo Alto
9 4 (2.88%) Arista
9 4 (2.88%) CA
9 4 (2.88%) Oracle
9 4 (2.88%) Red Hat
9 4 (2.88%) Riverbed
10 3 (2.16%) EMC
10 3 (2.16%) Forcepoint
10 3 (2.16%) NetApp
10 3 (2.16%) SolarWinds