Period
to 18 September 2021

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 18 September 2021 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
18 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 67 59 72
Rank change year-on-year -8 +13 -26
Contract jobs citing Data Centre 69 31 128
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 2.87% 2.56% 3.02%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 9.49% 7.87% 10.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 28 84
10th Percentile £318 £206 £325
25th Percentile £363 £234 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £259 £475
Median % change year-on-year +64.25% -45.53% +11.76%
75th Percentile £525 £319 £525
90th Percentile £613 £453 £602
England median daily rate £488 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +8.33% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 3
Median hourly rate £22.00 £33.00 £13.00
Median % change year-on-year -33.33% +153.85% -50.48%
England median hourly rate £39.50 £40.00 £19.03
% change year-on-year -1.25% +110.19% -23.88%

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 727 394 1,214
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 30.28% 32.48% 28.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 437 245 706
10th Percentile £139 £205 £234
25th Percentile £214 £275 £357
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £375 £400 £450
Median % change year-on-year -6.25% -11.11% -
75th Percentile £519 £500 £538
90th Percentile £586 £600 £625
England median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 28 76
10th Percentile £12.80 £19.39 £10.03
25th Percentile £23.50 £25.13 £12.43
Median hourly rate £30.00 £45.00 £15.88
Median % change year-on-year -33.33% +183.38% -37.73%
75th Percentile £50.00 £45.63 £44.63
90th Percentile £62.20 £51.13 £51.25
England median hourly rate £25.00 £31.50 £20.91
% change year-on-year -20.63% +50.68% -1.62%

Data Centre
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing Data Centre as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Data Centre in the East of England.

Daily rate trend for Data Centre in the East of England

Data Centre
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Data Centre in the East of England over the 6 months to 18 September 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Data Centre in the East of England

Data Centre
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Data Centre in the East of England.

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 18 September 2021. 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 -23 29 £450 +63.64% 15
Essex -6 12 £350 +40.00% 1
Cambridgeshire -12 12 £500 +109.21% 13
Bedfordshire - 10 £388 - 5
Suffolk - 6 £375 -
Data Centre
England

For the 6 months to 18 September 2021, 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 24 (34.78%) Cisco
2 17 (24.64%) Juniper
2 17 (24.64%) Firewall
3 16 (23.19%) Migration
4 14 (20.29%) Red Hat
4 14 (20.29%) OpenStack
5 13 (18.84%) Docker
5 13 (18.84%) Kubernetes
5 13 (18.84%) Ericsson
6 12 (17.39%) Security Cleared
7 11 (15.94%) YAML
7 11 (15.94%) SGSN
7 11 (15.94%) Open Source
7 11 (15.94%) VMware ESXi
7 11 (15.94%) Grafana
7 11 (15.94%) KVM
7 11 (15.94%) Software-Defined Networking
7 11 (15.94%) LXC
7 11 (15.94%) Spine.js
7 11 (15.94%) Juju
7 11 (15.94%) XML
7 11 (15.94%) Linux
7 11 (15.94%) LAN
7 11 (15.94%) 3GPP
7 11 (15.94%) VMware
7 11 (15.94%) Derivative
7 11 (15.94%) JSON
7 11 (15.94%) Docker Swarm
7 11 (15.94%) Prometheus
7 11 (15.94%) Cloudify

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 14 (20.29%) OpenStack
2 2 (2.90%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 5 (7.25%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (5.80%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (2.90%) SOLIDWORKS
4 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 8 (11.59%) Azure
2 6 (8.70%) AWS
3 4 (5.80%) Microsoft 365
3 4 (5.80%) PaaS
3 4 (5.80%) SaaS
4 3 (4.35%) IaaS
5 2 (2.90%) Amazon EKS
5 2 (2.90%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (2.90%) AWS CodePipeline
5 2 (2.90%) Azure Pipelines
5 2 (2.90%) GCP
5 2 (2.90%) OpenShift
6 1 (1.45%) AWS CodeCommit
6 1 (1.45%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 17 (24.64%) Firewall
2 11 (15.94%) 3GPP
2 11 (15.94%) LAN
2 11 (15.94%) SGSN
2 11 (15.94%) Software-Defined Networking
3 7 (10.14%) Network Security
4 5 (7.25%) Cisco ASA
4 5 (7.25%) Cisco ISE
4 5 (7.25%) MPLS
4 5 (7.25%) WAN
4 5 (7.25%) Wireless
5 4 (5.80%) VPN
6 3 (4.35%) BGP
6 3 (4.35%) IPsec
6 3 (4.35%) SSL
6 3 (4.35%) TCP/IP
7 2 (2.90%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (2.90%) TACACS
7 2 (2.90%) VSAN
7 2 (2.90%) WPA2
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.90%) MongoDB
1 2 (2.90%) MySQL
1 2 (2.90%) NoSQL
1 2 (2.90%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.45%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 4 (5.80%) JIRA
2 2 (2.90%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.90%) GitLab
2 2 (2.90%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.90%) Vagrant
3 1 (1.45%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (13.04%) Social Skills
1 9 (13.04%) Telecoms
2 5 (7.25%) Public Sector
3 4 (5.80%) Finance
3 4 (5.80%) Retail
4 2 (2.90%) Electronics
5 1 (1.45%) Documentation Skills
5 1 (1.45%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 11 (15.94%) Consultant
2 10 (14.49%) Project Manager
3 8 (11.59%) Cloud Engineer
4 6 (8.70%) Kubernetes Engineer
5 5 (7.25%) Data Centre Technician
5 5 (7.25%) Firewall Consultant
6 4 (5.80%) Build Engineer
6 4 (5.80%) Data Technician
6 4 (5.80%) Network Consultant
6 4 (5.80%) Network Engineer
6 4 (5.80%) Telecoms Engineer
6 4 (5.80%) Telecoms Manager
6 4 (5.80%) Telecoms Project Manager
7 3 (4.35%) Data Centre Engineer
7 3 (4.35%) Network Security Consultant
7 3 (4.35%) Security Consultant
7 3 (4.35%) Technical Manager
8 2 (2.90%) Network Designer
8 2 (2.90%) Strategy Manager
8 2 (2.90%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (15.94%) JSON
1 11 (15.94%) Spine.js
1 11 (15.94%) XML
1 11 (15.94%) YAML
2 2 (2.90%) 802.1X
2 2 (2.90%) LDAP
3 1 (1.45%) .NET
3 1 (1.45%) .NET Core
3 1 (1.45%) AngularJS
3 1 (1.45%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.45%) Django
3 1 (1.45%) Express
3 1 (1.45%) MEAN Stack
3 1 (1.45%) Node.js
3 1 (1.45%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 11 (15.94%) Derivative
2 7 (10.14%) Cloud Native
3 3 (4.35%) Clustering
4 2 (2.90%) 3D Printing
4 2 (2.90%) Legacy Applications
4 2 (2.90%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.90%) Optoelectronics
4 2 (2.90%) PKI
4 2 (2.90%) Public Cloud
4 2 (2.90%) Robotics
5 1 (1.45%) NHS
5 1 (1.45%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 11 (15.94%) Linux
2 8 (11.59%) Windows
3 5 (7.25%) Windows Server 2016
4 2 (2.90%) HPUX
5 1 (1.45%) Ubuntu
5 1 (1.45%) Unix
5 1 (1.45%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.45%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.45%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (23.19%) Migration
2 11 (15.94%) Open Source
3 9 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (13.04%) Project Management
4 6 (8.70%) Network Design
4 6 (8.70%) PRINCE2
5 5 (7.25%) ITIL
5 5 (7.25%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (5.80%) Inventory Management
6 4 (5.80%) Logistics
6 4 (5.80%) Problem Management
7 3 (4.35%) Capacity Management
7 3 (4.35%) Configuration Management
7 3 (4.35%) Data Protection
7 3 (4.35%) Machine Learning
7 3 (4.35%) Performance Monitoring
7 3 (4.35%) Physics
7 3 (4.35%) Runbook
7 3 (4.35%) Security Architecture
7 3 (4.35%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.80%) C#
1 4 (5.80%) Python
2 3 (4.35%) SQL
3 2 (2.90%) C++
3 2 (2.90%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.45%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.45%) C
4 1 (1.45%) Java
4 1 (1.45%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.45%) Perl
4 1 (1.45%) PHP
4 1 (1.45%) Ruby
4 1 (1.45%) VB
4 1 (1.45%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 12 (17.39%) Security Cleared
2 7 (10.14%) SC Cleared
3 4 (5.80%) CCNP
3 4 (5.80%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (2.90%) CCIE
4 2 (2.90%) CCSE
4 2 (2.90%) JNCIP
4 2 (2.90%) JNCIS
5 1 (1.45%) APMP
5 1 (1.45%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (15.94%) OASIS TOSCA
2 4 (5.80%) QA
3 3 (4.35%) GDPR
4 2 (2.90%) SLA
5 1 (1.45%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 13 (18.84%) Docker
2 11 (15.94%) KVM
2 11 (15.94%) LXC
2 11 (15.94%) VMware ESXi
3 8 (11.59%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (10.14%) Hyper-V
5 5 (7.25%) Active Directory
6 3 (4.35%) ProxySG
6 3 (4.35%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (4.35%) vSphere
7 2 (2.90%) Firmware
7 2 (2.90%) vCloud
7 2 (2.90%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (2.90%) VMware NSX
8 1 (1.45%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 1 (1.45%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (1.45%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 13 (18.84%) Kubernetes
2 11 (15.94%) Cloudify
2 11 (15.94%) Docker Swarm
2 11 (15.94%) Grafana
2 11 (15.94%) Juju
2 11 (15.94%) Prometheus
3 4 (5.80%) Ansible
3 4 (5.80%) SCCM
4 2 (2.90%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (2.90%) Puppet
4 2 (2.90%) Terraform
4 2 (2.90%) vCenter Server
5 1 (1.45%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (1.45%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (1.45%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.45%) Stealthwatch
5 1 (1.45%) vRealize
5 1 (1.45%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 24 (34.78%) Cisco
2 17 (24.64%) Juniper
3 14 (20.29%) Red Hat
4 13 (18.84%) Ericsson
5 11 (15.94%) Mirantis
5 11 (15.94%) VMware
6 10 (14.49%) Palo Alto
7 6 (8.70%) CheckPoint
8 5 (7.25%) F5
8 5 (7.25%) Microsoft
9 4 (5.80%) ServiceNow
10 3 (4.35%) Blue Coat
10 3 (4.35%) Dell
10 3 (4.35%) Oracle
10 3 (4.35%) TOWER Software
11 2 (2.90%) Alibaba
11 2 (2.90%) ANSYS
11 2 (2.90%) IBM
11 2 (2.90%) Meraki
11 2 (2.90%) NetApp