Period
to 17 October 2019

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Data Centre in contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Data Centre over the 6 months to 17 October 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
England > East Midlands
6 months to
17 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 57 103 86
Rank change year-on-year +46 -17 +4
Contract jobs citing Data Centre 59 45 63
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 3.15% 1.64% 2.05%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 11.26% 6.62% 7.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 32 53
East Midlands median daily rate £438 £340 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.68% +6.25% -24.26%
10th Percentile £179 £290 £212
90th Percentile £544 £525 £450
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
East Midlands median hourly rate - £13.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -55.00% +130.77%
England median hourly rate £31.50 £21.76 £16.00
% change year-on-year +44.76% +36.00% -32.63%

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 East Midlands with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
East Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 524 680 820
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 27.95% 24.77% 26.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 283 436 528
East Midlands median daily rate £425 £388 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.68% +1.97% -5.00%
10th Percentile £232 £220 £194
90th Percentile £550 £544 £538
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 26 45
East Midlands median hourly rate £14.28 £14.88 £14.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.03% +4.79% -11.75%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.41 £10.29
90th Percentile £45.28 £40.63 £52.50
England median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +7.50% - -

Data Centre
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

Job postings citing Data Centre as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Data Centre in the East Midlands

Data Centre
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Data Centre in the East Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Data Centre in the East Midlands

Data Centre
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Data Centre in the East Midlands over the 6 months to 17 October 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Data Centre in the East Midlands

Data Centre
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Data Centre in the East Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Data Centre in the East Midlands

Data Centre
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

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 East Midlands region over the 6 months to 17 October 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
Nottinghamshire +16 35 £450 +33.33% 9
Northamptonshire +35 12 £438 +28.68% 15
Derbyshire +13 8 £303 -19.20% 1
Leicestershire +9 4 £375 - 4
Lincolnshire +2 1 £400 +33.33% 2
Data Centre
England

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for Data Centre.

1 23 (38.98%) Migration
2 20 (33.90%) WAN
2 20 (33.90%) Azure
3 18 (30.51%) Cisco
4 17 (28.81%) Microsoft
5 16 (27.12%) Linux
5 16 (27.12%) AWS
6 15 (25.42%) LAN
7 14 (23.73%) Project Delivery
8 13 (22.03%) Windows
9 12 (20.34%) Firewall
10 11 (18.64%) Finance
10 11 (18.64%) Skype for Business
10 11 (18.64%) Skype
11 10 (16.95%) Windows Server
12 9 (15.25%) Public Cloud
12 9 (15.25%) Middleware
13 8 (13.56%) Active Directory
13 8 (13.56%) CCNA
13 8 (13.56%) Cisco Certification
13 8 (13.56%) CCNP
13 8 (13.56%) SQL
13 8 (13.56%) VMware
13 8 (13.56%) Network Security
14 7 (11.86%) SCCM
14 7 (11.86%) Project Management
14 7 (11.86%) Telecoms
14 7 (11.86%) Retail
15 6 (10.17%) Wireless
15 6 (10.17%) VoIP

Data Centre
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands 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 11 (18.64%) Skype for Business
2 3 (5.08%) Apache
2 3 (5.08%) Confluence
2 3 (5.08%) iPlanet
2 3 (5.08%) JBoss
2 3 (5.08%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.69%) OpenStack
3 1 (1.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (5.08%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (5.08%) MS Visio
2 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 20 (33.90%) Azure
2 16 (27.12%) AWS
3 4 (6.78%) PaaS
4 3 (5.08%) AWS CloudFormation
4 3 (5.08%) OpenShift
5 2 (3.39%) Office 365
6 1 (1.69%) GCP
6 1 (1.69%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (33.90%) WAN
2 15 (25.42%) LAN
3 12 (20.34%) Firewall
4 11 (18.64%) Skype
5 8 (13.56%) Network Security
6 6 (10.17%) Cisco Firepower
6 6 (10.17%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 6 (10.17%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 6 (10.17%) Internet
6 6 (10.17%) OSPF
6 6 (10.17%) VoIP
6 6 (10.17%) Wireless
7 5 (8.47%) DNS
8 4 (6.78%) Cisco Nexus
8 4 (6.78%) MPLS
8 4 (6.78%) VPN
9 3 (5.08%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (5.08%) Cisco ISE
9 3 (5.08%) Cisco Wireless
9 3 (5.08%) DMVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.78%) SQL Server
1 4 (6.78%) SQL Server 2005
1 4 (6.78%) SQL Server 2017
2 2 (3.39%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.69%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (1.69%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (6.78%) Git (software)
2 3 (5.08%) Bitbucket
2 3 (5.08%) JIRA
3 1 (1.69%) Jenkins
General
1 11 (18.64%) Finance
2 7 (11.86%) Retail
2 7 (11.86%) Telecoms
3 4 (6.78%) Financial Institution
4 2 (3.39%) Banking
4 2 (3.39%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 18 (30.51%) Architect
2 9 (15.25%) Network Architect
3 8 (13.56%) Solutions Architect
4 7 (11.86%) Network Engineer
5 6 (10.17%) DevOps Engineer
5 6 (10.17%) Network Security Engineer
5 6 (10.17%) Security Engineer
6 5 (8.47%) Project Manager
7 4 (6.78%) Cloud Engineer
7 4 (6.78%) Infrastructure Architect
7 4 (6.78%) Windows Specialist
8 3 (5.08%) Auditor
8 3 (5.08%) Firewall Engineer
8 3 (5.08%) Migration Manager
9 2 (3.39%) Implementation Engineer
9 2 (3.39%) Information Assurance Manager
9 2 (3.39%) IT Services Manager
9 2 (3.39%) Lead Network Engineer
9 2 (3.39%) Migration Project Manager
9 2 (3.39%) Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (15.25%) Middleware
2 1 (1.69%) JSON
2 1 (1.69%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (15.25%) Public Cloud
2 5 (8.47%) Enterprise Storage
3 4 (6.78%) CESG
3 4 (6.78%) Clustering
3 4 (6.78%) Hedge funds
3 4 (6.78%) Management Information System
3 4 (6.78%) User Experience
3 4 (6.78%) Virtual Team
4 3 (5.08%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (5.08%) Hybrid Cloud
4 3 (5.08%) Linux Command Line
4 3 (5.08%) NHS
4 3 (5.08%) Private Cloud
4 3 (5.08%) RSA SecurID
5 2 (3.39%) CCTV
6 1 (1.69%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.69%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 16 (27.12%) Linux
2 13 (22.03%) Windows
3 10 (16.95%) Windows Server
4 5 (8.47%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (3.39%) Unix
5 2 (3.39%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.69%) CentOS
6 1 (1.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.69%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (38.98%) Migration
2 14 (23.73%) Project Delivery
3 7 (11.86%) Project Management
4 6 (10.17%) DevOps
5 5 (8.47%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (8.47%) Architectural Design
5 5 (8.47%) Incident Management
5 5 (8.47%) PRINCE2
5 5 (8.47%) Server Building
5 5 (8.47%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (8.47%) Validation
6 4 (6.78%) Configuration Management
6 4 (6.78%) Data Centre Operations
6 4 (6.78%) Information Security
6 4 (6.78%) Infrastructure as Code
6 4 (6.78%) IT Audit
6 4 (6.78%) Low Latency
6 4 (6.78%) Risk Management
6 4 (6.78%) Service Delivery
7 3 (5.08%) Dependency Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (13.56%) SQL
2 5 (8.47%) PowerShell
3 3 (5.08%) Python
4 2 (3.39%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.69%) Java
5 1 (1.69%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 8 (13.56%) CCNA
1 8 (13.56%) CCNP
1 8 (13.56%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (8.47%) Degree
3 4 (6.78%) CESG Certified Professional
3 4 (6.78%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
4 3 (5.08%) CCIP
4 3 (5.08%) CCSA
4 3 (5.08%) CCSE
4 3 (5.08%) ISEB
4 3 (5.08%) ISEB Practitioner
4 3 (5.08%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 3 (5.08%) SC Cleared
4 3 (5.08%) Security Cleared
5 2 (3.39%) PMI Certification
5 2 (3.39%) PMP
5 2 (3.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (1.69%) CCDA
6 1 (1.69%) CCIE
6 1 (1.69%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (6.78%) ISO 31000
3 3 (5.08%) SLA
4 1 (1.69%) QA
System Software
1 8 (13.56%) Active Directory
2 5 (8.47%) Docker
3 4 (6.78%) Hyper-V
3 4 (6.78%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (3.39%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (11.86%) SCCM
2 6 (10.17%) Ansible
3 5 (8.47%) SCOM
3 5 (8.47%) Terraform
3 5 (8.47%) WSUS
4 4 (6.78%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (5.08%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (1.69%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (1.69%) Kubernetes
6 1 (1.69%) Puppet
6 1 (1.69%) Salt
Vendors
1 18 (30.51%) Cisco
2 17 (28.81%) Microsoft
3 8 (13.56%) VMware
4 6 (10.17%) CheckPoint
4 6 (10.17%) F5
5 5 (8.47%) Google
6 4 (6.78%) Citrix
6 4 (6.78%) Juniper
7 3 (5.08%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 3 (5.08%) HP
7 3 (5.08%) Palo Alto
8 2 (3.39%) Dell
9 1 (1.69%) EMC
9 1 (1.69%) Mitel
9 1 (1.69%) NetApp
9 1 (1.69%) Red Hat
9 1 (1.69%) SolarWinds
9 1 (1.69%) Sophos