Period
to 11 December 2017

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 11 December 2017 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
11 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 67 52 58
Rank change year-on-year -15 +6 +24
Contract jobs citing Data Centre 173 165 185
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 3.39% 3.44% 3.27%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 10.67% 10.82% 11.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 71 140
East of England median daily rate £375 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -11.76% +13.33%
10th Percentile £200 £243 £232
90th Percentile £573 £575 £700
England median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 7
East of England median hourly rate £17.75 £35.00 £21.53
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -49.29% +62.60% -28.25%
10th Percentile £14.05 £24.44 £12.30
90th Percentile £21.85 £35.60 £38.58
England median hourly rate £19.50 £23.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year -17.89% -5.00% +11.11%

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 1621 1525 1588
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 31.75% 31.83% 28.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 952 848 838
East of England median daily rate £400 £350 £386
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -9.39% +3.00%
10th Percentile £192 £180 £190
90th Percentile £572 £538 £571
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 126 181
East of England median hourly rate £32.50 £32.40 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.31% +47.27% -5.38%
10th Percentile £10.94 £11.70 £12.25
90th Percentile £51.88 £44.38 £42.50
England median hourly rate £21.00 £21.00 £19.42
% change year-on-year - +8.14% +9.36%

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 11 December 2017.

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 11 December 2017. 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 -3 73 £325 -8.77% 13
Essex +3 34 £413 +17.86% 2
Bedfordshire -8 26 £413 +10.00% 3
Suffolk +13 19 £551 +74.76%
Cambridgeshire -22 19 £350 -22.22% 3
Norfolk -12 2 £151 -70.48% 1
Data Centre
England

For the 6 months to 11 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Data Centre also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the East of England region with a requirement for Data Centre.

1 60 (34.68%) Microsoft
2 53 (30.64%) VMware
3 46 (26.59%) Windows
4 41 (23.70%) VMware Infrastructure
5 40 (23.12%) WAN
6 37 (21.39%) Law
6 37 (21.39%) Programme Delivery
7 36 (20.81%) Active Directory
8 35 (20.23%) Firewall
9 34 (19.65%) Cisco
9 34 (19.65%) Citrix
9 34 (19.65%) LAN
10 33 (19.08%) Windows Server
11 29 (16.76%) Cisco Certification
12 28 (16.18%) Security Cleared
13 27 (15.61%) SC Cleared
13 27 (15.61%) SAN
14 25 (14.45%) Information Security
15 23 (13.29%) Agile Software Development
15 23 (13.29%) SQL Server
16 21 (12.14%) Risk Management
17 20 (11.56%) Migration
17 20 (11.56%) ITIL
17 20 (11.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
18 19 (10.98%) CCNP
18 19 (10.98%) Project Management
19 18 (10.40%) HP
20 16 (9.25%) SDLC
21 14 (8.09%) PRINCE2
21 14 (8.09%) Microsoft Office

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 11 (6.36%) SharePoint
2 9 (5.20%) IIS
3 6 (3.47%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (3.47%) MS Exchange
4 4 (2.31%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (1.16%) OpenStack
5 2 (1.16%) Site Server
5 2 (1.16%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.58%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 14 (8.09%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (5.20%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (5.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (1.16%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.62%) Microsoft Azure
1 8 (4.62%) Office 365
2 6 (3.47%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (2.31%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 40 (23.12%) WAN
2 35 (20.23%) Firewall
3 34 (19.65%) LAN
4 27 (15.61%) SAN
5 13 (7.51%) NAS
6 12 (6.94%) Cisco ASA
7 11 (6.36%) Cisco Nexus
8 9 (5.20%) DNS
8 9 (5.20%) Wireless
9 8 (4.62%) TACACS
10 7 (4.05%) DHCP
10 7 (4.05%) Network Security
11 6 (3.47%) NetScaler
11 6 (3.47%) SSL
12 5 (2.89%) TCP/IP
12 5 (2.89%) VLAN
12 5 (2.89%) VPN
13 3 (1.73%) BGP
13 3 (1.73%) IPsec
13 3 (1.73%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (13.29%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.73%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.58%) DTS
3 1 (0.58%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.58%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (1.16%) IDA Disassembler
1 2 (1.16%) Jenkins
1 2 (1.16%) Metasploit
1 2 (1.16%) OllyDbg
2 1 (0.58%) JIRA
General
1 37 (21.39%) Law
2 13 (7.51%) Finance
3 6 (3.47%) French Language
4 5 (2.89%) Legal
5 3 (1.73%) Retail
5 3 (1.73%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.16%) Banking
6 2 (1.16%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.58%) Back Office
7 1 (0.58%) German Language
7 1 (0.58%) Local Government
7 1 (0.58%) Marketing
7 1 (0.58%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 34 (19.65%) Analyst
2 26 (15.03%) Architect
3 23 (13.29%) Project Manager
4 16 (9.25%) Consultant
4 16 (9.25%) Infrastructure Architect
5 15 (8.67%) Data Centre Engineer
5 15 (8.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 15 (8.67%) Infrastructure Manager
6 14 (8.09%) Applications Consultant
6 14 (8.09%) Security Consultant
7 12 (6.94%) Network Engineer
8 11 (6.36%) Data Centre Manager
9 10 (5.78%) Security Architect
10 9 (5.20%) Cisco Engineer
10 9 (5.20%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 9 (5.20%) Data Manager
10 9 (5.20%) Security Analyst
11 8 (4.62%) Data Centre Infrastructure Engineer
11 8 (4.62%) Network Analyst
12 7 (4.05%) Microsoft Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.47%) Middleware
2 1 (0.58%) .NET
2 1 (0.58%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 13 (7.51%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (5.78%) Management Information System
2 10 (5.78%) Virtual Team
3 9 (5.20%) Clustering
4 4 (2.31%) Computer Science
4 4 (2.31%) Driving Licence
5 3 (1.73%) Algorithms
5 3 (1.73%) PKI
6 2 (1.16%) Cyberthreat
6 2 (1.16%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (1.16%) NHS
6 2 (1.16%) PDA
6 2 (1.16%) Private Cloud
6 2 (1.16%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.16%) Replication
6 2 (1.16%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.58%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.58%) Handset
7 1 (0.58%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 46 (26.59%) Windows
2 33 (19.08%) Windows Server
3 11 (6.36%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (5.78%) Linux
5 8 (4.62%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (3.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (3.47%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (2.89%) Windows 7
8 4 (2.31%) Unix
9 3 (1.73%) Solaris
9 3 (1.73%) VMS
10 2 (1.16%) Windows 2000
10 2 (1.16%) Windows 8
10 2 (1.16%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.58%) AIX
11 1 (0.58%) CentOS
11 1 (0.58%) CoreOS
11 1 (0.58%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (21.39%) Programme Delivery
2 25 (14.45%) Information Security
3 23 (13.29%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (12.14%) Risk Management
5 20 (11.56%) ITIL
5 20 (11.56%) Migration
6 19 (10.98%) Project Management
7 16 (9.25%) SDLC
8 14 (8.09%) PRINCE2
9 13 (7.51%) Penetration Testing
10 12 (6.94%) High Availability
11 11 (6.36%) Network Optimisation
12 10 (5.78%) Continuous Integration
12 10 (5.78%) Data Privacy
12 10 (5.78%) Security Operations
12 10 (5.78%) Threat Management
13 9 (5.20%) Incident Management
13 9 (5.20%) Load Balancing
13 9 (5.20%) Secure Coding
14 8 (4.62%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 8 (4.62%) SQL
2 6 (3.47%) PowerShell
3 4 (2.31%) Perl
3 4 (2.31%) Python
4 1 (0.58%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.58%) C
4 1 (0.58%) C#
4 1 (0.58%) R
4 1 (0.58%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 29 (16.76%) Cisco Certification
2 28 (16.18%) Security Cleared
3 27 (15.61%) SC Cleared
4 19 (10.98%) CCNP
5 13 (7.51%) CCIE
6 12 (6.94%) Microsoft Certification
7 11 (6.36%) CCNA
7 11 (6.36%) CISSP
8 10 (5.78%) Degree
9 8 (4.62%) CCSA
9 8 (4.62%) CCSE
10 7 (4.05%) MCSA
11 6 (3.47%) Citrix Certification
11 6 (3.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 5 (2.89%) BPSS Clearance
12 5 (2.89%) MCSE
13 4 (2.31%) CCA
13 4 (2.31%) CEH
13 4 (2.31%) CSSLP
13 4 (2.31%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (11.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (6.94%) PCI DSS
3 9 (5.20%) GDPR
4 8 (4.62%) SLA
5 6 (3.47%) NIST 800
6 3 (1.73%) FIPS 140-2
7 1 (0.58%) PMO
7 1 (0.58%) QA
System Software
1 41 (23.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 36 (20.81%) Active Directory
3 8 (4.62%) Hyper-V
4 4 (2.31%) XenApp
5 3 (1.73%) VirtualBox
5 3 (1.73%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (1.73%) vSphere
6 2 (1.16%) Terminal Services
6 2 (1.16%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (1.16%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (1.16%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.58%) Docker
7 1 (0.58%) LXC
7 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.58%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 11 (6.36%) Microsoft Clustering
2 7 (4.05%) SCCM
3 3 (1.73%) Nessus
3 3 (1.73%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (1.73%) SCOM
3 3 (1.73%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 3 (1.73%) WSUS
4 2 (1.16%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (1.16%) DameWare
4 2 (1.16%) EnCase
5 1 (0.58%) Ansible
5 1 (0.58%) Cacti
5 1 (0.58%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.58%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.58%) Mesos
5 1 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.58%) Puppet
5 1 (0.58%) Red Hat Satellite
5 1 (0.58%) SmokePing
5 1 (0.58%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 60 (34.68%) Microsoft
2 53 (30.64%) VMware
3 34 (19.65%) Cisco
3 34 (19.65%) Citrix
4 18 (10.40%) HP
5 12 (6.94%) CheckPoint
5 12 (6.94%) F5
6 9 (5.20%) Juniper
7 8 (4.62%) 3PAR
7 8 (4.62%) Blue Coat
7 8 (4.62%) CommVault
7 8 (4.62%) McAfee
7 8 (4.62%) Nokia
7 8 (4.62%) Symantec
8 6 (3.47%) NetApp
8 6 (3.47%) Red Hat
9 5 (2.89%) Brocade
9 5 (2.89%) EMC
10 4 (2.31%) Computacenter
10 4 (2.31%) IBM