Period
to 24 February 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Data Centre in contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Data Centre over the 6 months to 24 February 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
England > East of England
6 months to
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 61 49 65
Rank change year-on-year -12 +16 +25
Contract jobs citing Data Centre 168 166 149
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 3.62% 3.72% 2.92%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 10.80% 11.94% 10.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 71 111
East of England median daily rate £421 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.33% -11.76% -
10th Percentile £206 £220 £225
90th Percentile £563 £575 £700
England median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 11
East of England median hourly rate £20.45 £35.00 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.57% +2.94% +41.67%
10th Percentile £20.12 £24.44 £12.50
90th Percentile £22.29 £35.00 £60.00
England median hourly rate £20.00 £22.90 £30.19
% change year-on-year -12.66% -24.15% +43.76%

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 of England with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 1,556 1,390 1,418
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 33.54% 31.11% 27.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 917 783 766
East of England median daily rate £418 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.29% -12.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £213 £169 £204
90th Percentile £580 £544 £575
England median daily rate £463 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +5.71% +2.94% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 121 171
East of England median hourly rate £24.50 £33.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.87% +55.81% +4.88%
10th Percentile £11.80 £11.32 £12.50
90th Percentile £51.63 £47.50 £48.75
England median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +12.50% - +14.29%

Data Centre
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

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

Job vacancy trend for Data Centre in the East of England

Data Centre
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Data Centre in the East of England

Data Centre
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Data Centre in the East of England over the 6 months to 24 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Data Centre in the East of England

Data Centre
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Data Centre in the East of England

Data Centre
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 6 months to 24 February 2018. 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
Hertfordshire -9 64 £500 +48.15% 16
Cambridgeshire -6 27 £409 -2.39% 23
Essex +5 24 £413 +37.50% 1
Bedfordshire -6 18 £375 - 1
Norfolk +5 17 £453 - 6
Suffolk -1 17 £557 +6.00%
East Anglia - 1 - - 1
Data Centre
England

For the 6 months to 24 February 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 East of England region with a requirement for Data Centre.

1 50 (29.76%) VMware
2 49 (29.17%) Microsoft
3 45 (26.79%) Windows
4 39 (23.21%) Law
4 39 (23.21%) Programme Delivery
5 35 (20.83%) VMware Infrastructure
6 34 (20.24%) Active Directory
7 31 (18.45%) Cisco
7 31 (18.45%) LAN
8 30 (17.86%) WAN
9 29 (17.26%) ITIL
9 29 (17.26%) Windows Server
10 27 (16.07%) Migration
11 24 (14.29%) Firewall
12 23 (13.69%) Citrix
12 23 (13.69%) Agile Software Development
13 22 (13.10%) Cisco Certification
13 22 (13.10%) SAN
14 18 (10.71%) Information Security
14 18 (10.71%) Security Cleared
14 18 (10.71%) Cisco Nexus
15 16 (9.52%) SC Cleared
15 16 (9.52%) HP
15 16 (9.52%) SQL Server
16 15 (8.93%) SDLC
17 14 (8.33%) Project Management
18 13 (7.74%) TOGAF
18 13 (7.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
18 13 (7.74%) Finance
18 13 (7.74%) Change Management

Data Centre
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 9 (5.36%) SharePoint
2 8 (4.76%) IIS
2 8 (4.76%) MS Exchange
3 6 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (1.19%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.60%) Office Communications Server
6 1 (0.60%) OpenStack
Applications
1 12 (7.14%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (5.36%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (4.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (1.79%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 10 (5.95%) Microsoft Azure
1 10 (5.95%) Office 365
2 7 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (18.45%) LAN
2 30 (17.86%) WAN
3 24 (14.29%) Firewall
4 22 (13.10%) SAN
5 18 (10.71%) Cisco Nexus
6 13 (7.74%) Wireless
7 12 (7.14%) NAS
8 11 (6.55%) DNS
9 10 (5.95%) DHCP
9 10 (5.95%) VPN
10 9 (5.36%) Cisco ASA
11 8 (4.76%) BGP
11 8 (4.76%) OSPF
11 8 (4.76%) VXLAN
12 6 (3.57%) Cisco Wireless
12 6 (3.57%) MPLS
12 6 (3.57%) Network Security
12 6 (3.57%) TCP/IP
12 6 (3.57%) VPLS
13 5 (2.98%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (9.52%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.19%) MySQL
2 2 (1.19%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.60%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.60%) DTS
3 1 (0.60%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.60%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.60%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (2.38%) JIRA
2 2 (1.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (1.19%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.19%) Subversion
3 1 (0.60%) Jenkins
General
1 39 (23.21%) Law
2 13 (7.74%) Finance
3 9 (5.36%) Retail
4 7 (4.17%) Telecoms
5 6 (3.57%) French Language
5 6 (3.57%) Legal
6 1 (0.60%) Banking
6 1 (0.60%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.60%) German Language
6 1 (0.60%) Local Government
6 1 (0.60%) Marketing
6 1 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.60%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 30 (17.86%) Architect
2 23 (13.69%) Project Manager
3 19 (11.31%) Analyst
4 14 (8.33%) Data Centre Manager
5 11 (6.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 11 (6.55%) Network Engineer
5 11 (6.55%) Security Architect
5 11 (6.55%) Tester
6 10 (5.95%) Data Centre Engineer
6 10 (5.95%) Technical Architect
7 9 (5.36%) Infrastructure Architect
7 9 (5.36%) Infrastructure Manager
8 8 (4.76%) Cisco Engineer
8 8 (4.76%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 8 (4.76%) Consultant
8 8 (4.76%) Data Manager
9 7 (4.17%) Administrator
9 7 (4.17%) Data Centre Project Manager
9 7 (4.17%) Security Technical Architect
9 7 (4.17%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.17%) Middleware
2 3 (1.79%) HTML
3 2 (1.19%) Ajax
3 2 (1.19%) CSS
3 2 (1.19%) XHTML
3 2 (1.19%) XML
4 1 (0.60%) .NET
4 1 (0.60%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (0.60%) Django
4 1 (0.60%) Flask
Miscellaneous
1 10 (5.95%) Management Information System
2 9 (5.36%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (4.76%) Clustering
4 4 (2.38%) Virtual Team
5 3 (1.79%) Algorithms
5 3 (1.79%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.79%) Mainframe
5 3 (1.79%) PKI
6 2 (1.19%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.19%) Private Cloud
6 2 (1.19%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.19%) Replication
6 2 (1.19%) VxBlock/Vblock
7 1 (0.60%) CMDB
7 1 (0.60%) EMC VNX
7 1 (0.60%) Handset
7 1 (0.60%) NHS
7 1 (0.60%) PMI
7 1 (0.60%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 45 (26.79%) Windows
2 29 (17.26%) Windows Server
3 7 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (3.57%) Linux
4 6 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (2.38%) Windows 8
5 4 (2.38%) Windows XP
6 3 (1.79%) Unix
7 2 (1.19%) Windows 2000
7 2 (1.19%) Windows 7
7 2 (1.19%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.60%) AIX
8 1 (0.60%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (23.21%) Programme Delivery
2 29 (17.26%) ITIL
3 27 (16.07%) Migration
4 23 (13.69%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (10.71%) Information Security
6 15 (8.93%) SDLC
7 14 (8.33%) Project Management
8 13 (7.74%) Change Management
8 13 (7.74%) TOGAF
9 10 (5.95%) Network Optimisation
9 10 (5.95%) PRINCE2
9 10 (5.95%) Risk Management
10 9 (5.36%) Data Privacy
10 9 (5.36%) Enterprise Architecture
10 9 (5.36%) High Availability
10 9 (5.36%) Load Balancing
11 8 (4.76%) Continuous Integration
11 8 (4.76%) OWASP
11 8 (4.76%) Security Operations
11 8 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (3.57%) SQL
2 4 (2.38%) Python
3 3 (1.79%) Java
3 3 (1.79%) Perl
3 3 (1.79%) PHP
4 2 (1.19%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.60%) C#
5 1 (0.60%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.60%) R
5 1 (0.60%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (13.10%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (10.71%) Security Cleared
3 16 (9.52%) SC Cleared
4 12 (7.14%) CCNA
4 12 (7.14%) CCNP
5 10 (5.95%) CISSP
6 8 (4.76%) Degree
7 7 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (2.98%) CCDA
8 5 (2.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 4 (2.38%) CEH
9 4 (2.38%) Citrix Certification
9 4 (2.38%) CSSLP
10 3 (1.79%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (1.79%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (1.79%) MCSA
11 2 (1.19%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 2 (1.19%) CISM
11 2 (1.19%) DBS Check
11 2 (1.19%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (7.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (5.95%) GDPR
2 10 (5.95%) PCI DSS
3 8 (4.76%) QA
4 7 (4.17%) COBIT
4 7 (4.17%) COSO
5 5 (2.98%) SLA
6 3 (1.79%) FIPS 140-2
7 1 (0.60%) NIST 800
7 1 (0.60%) P3O
7 1 (0.60%) PMO
System Software
1 35 (20.83%) VMware Infrastructure
2 34 (20.24%) Active Directory
3 8 (4.76%) Hyper-V
4 6 (3.57%) vSphere
5 3 (1.79%) Docker
5 3 (1.79%) VMware NSX
5 3 (1.79%) XenApp
6 2 (1.19%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (1.19%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.60%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 8 (4.76%) Microsoft Clustering
2 7 (4.17%) Nessus
3 3 (1.79%) Rancher
3 3 (1.79%) SCCM
3 3 (1.79%) SCOM
3 3 (1.79%) SolarWinds Orion
4 2 (1.19%) EMC VPLEX
5 1 (0.60%) Cacti
5 1 (0.60%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.60%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.60%) SmokePing
5 1 (0.60%) Stealthwatch
5 1 (0.60%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (0.60%) vRealize
5 1 (0.60%) WSUS
Vendors
1 50 (29.76%) VMware
2 49 (29.17%) Microsoft
3 31 (18.45%) Cisco
4 23 (13.69%) Citrix
5 16 (9.52%) HP
6 10 (5.95%) CheckPoint
7 9 (5.36%) Symantec
8 8 (4.76%) McAfee
9 7 (4.17%) EMC
9 7 (4.17%) Forcepoint
9 7 (4.17%) Meraki
9 7 (4.17%) Qualys
10 6 (3.57%) F5
11 5 (2.98%) 3PAR
11 5 (2.98%) Brocade
12 4 (2.38%) CommVault
12 4 (2.38%) Coverity
12 4 (2.38%) IBM
12 4 (2.38%) SolarWinds
12 4 (2.38%) Synopsys