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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 27 June 2022 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
27 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 73 51 73
Rank change year-on-year -22 +22 -19
Contract jobs citing Data Centre 73 68 49
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 2.91% 3.52% 2.42%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 10.08% 10.09% 7.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 27 41
10th Percentile £331 £168 £253
25th Percentile £400 £215 £300
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £425 £368
Median % change year-on-year +17.65% +15.65% -22.63%
75th Percentile £550 £472 £525
90th Percentile £625 £613 £675
England median daily rate £525 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +10.53% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 1
10th Percentile - £18.70 -
25th Percentile £20.75 £20.50 -
Median hourly rate £21.50 £24.00 £33.00
Median % change year-on-year -10.42% -27.27% +103.08%
75th Percentile £22.25 £24.75 -
90th Percentile - £24.90 -
England median hourly rate £25.25 £46.75 £21.75
% change year-on-year -45.99% +114.94% +14.29%

Data Centre is in the General and Transferable 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 Skills
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 724 674 622
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 28.88% 34.85% 30.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 464 386 387
10th Percentile £185 £138 £204
25th Percentile £307 £205 £325
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £490 £375 £450
Median % change year-on-year +30.67% -16.67% -
75th Percentile £590 £502 £525
90th Percentile £700 £548 £600
England median daily rate £550 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 71 43
10th Percentile £14.25 £13.00 £15.35
25th Percentile £16.75 £16.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate £30.96 £30.00 £24.70
Median % change year-on-year +3.20% +21.46% +59.35%
75th Percentile £50.37 £47.63 £31.50
90th Percentile £61.85 £56.50 £48.00
England median hourly rate £26.50 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +6.00% - +19.05%

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 27 June 2022.

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 27 June 2022. 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
Jobs
Hertfordshire -21 25 £475 +11.76% 17
Essex +4 21 £500 +42.86% 2
Cambridgeshire -11 12 £475 -9.52% 9
Bedfordshire -9 9 £500 +11.11% 2
Suffolk -7 3 £483 +7.22%
Norfolk - 3 £725 -
Data Centre
England

For the 6 months to 27 June 2022, 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 31 (42.47%) Microsoft
2 30 (41.10%) Social Skills
3 29 (39.73%) Windows
4 22 (30.14%) Agile
5 21 (28.77%) Active Directory
6 20 (27.40%) DNS
7 18 (24.66%) ITIL
7 18 (24.66%) VMware
7 18 (24.66%) Firewall
8 17 (23.29%) Cisco
8 17 (23.29%) Windows Server
9 16 (21.92%) Security Cleared
9 16 (21.92%) Azure
10 15 (20.55%) vSphere
10 15 (20.55%) Finance
11 14 (19.18%) Migration
11 14 (19.18%) Project Management
11 14 (19.18%) VMware Infrastructure
11 14 (19.18%) SC Cleared
11 14 (19.18%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 13 (17.81%) WAN
13 12 (16.44%) Public Cloud
14 11 (15.07%) LAN
14 11 (15.07%) Linux
14 11 (15.07%) HP
15 10 (13.70%) Analytical Skills
16 9 (12.33%) Dell
16 9 (12.33%) ITIL Certification
17 8 (10.96%) Cisco Certification
17 8 (10.96%) Citrix

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 4 (5.48%) Exchange Server 2007
1 4 (5.48%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (5.48%) Exchange Server 2013
1 4 (5.48%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.74%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.37%) TPMS
Applications
1 7 (9.59%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (6.85%) MS Visio
3 3 (4.11%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (2.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 16 (21.92%) Azure
2 7 (9.59%) AWS
3 5 (6.85%) Microsoft 365
4 3 (4.11%) IaaS
5 2 (2.74%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (1.37%) Nutanix
6 1 (1.37%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (27.40%) DNS
2 18 (24.66%) Firewall
3 13 (17.81%) WAN
4 11 (15.07%) LAN
5 7 (9.59%) Internet
6 6 (8.22%) DHCP
6 6 (8.22%) Network Security
6 6 (8.22%) TCP/IP
7 4 (5.48%) IPv4
7 4 (5.48%) Wireless
8 3 (4.11%) SAN
8 3 (4.11%) Structured Cabling
8 3 (4.11%) VoIP
8 3 (4.11%) VPN
9 2 (2.74%) MPLS
9 2 (2.74%) NAS
9 2 (2.74%) NetScaler
9 2 (2.74%) OSPF
9 2 (2.74%) SSL
9 2 (2.74%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.22%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.11%) Big Data
3 2 (2.74%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.74%) Azure SQL Database
3 2 (2.74%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.74%) RDBMS
3 2 (2.74%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (5.48%) JIRA
2 2 (2.74%) GitLab
3 1 (1.37%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.37%) Visual Studio
General
1 30 (41.10%) Social Skills
2 15 (20.55%) Finance
3 10 (13.70%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (6.85%) Legal
5 3 (4.11%) Influencing Skills
6 2 (2.74%) Public Sector
6 2 (2.74%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.37%) Aviation
7 1 (1.37%) Back Office
7 1 (1.37%) Banking
7 1 (1.37%) Documentation Skills
7 1 (1.37%) Front Office
7 1 (1.37%) Law
7 1 (1.37%) Organisational Skills
7 1 (1.37%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 12 (16.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 10 (13.70%) Architect
2 10 (13.70%) Project Manager
3 7 (9.59%) Data Centre Engineer
3 7 (9.59%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (8.22%) Network Engineer
5 5 (6.85%) Solutions Architect
5 5 (6.85%) Support Engineer
6 4 (5.48%) Senior Manager
6 4 (5.48%) Senior Project Manager
6 4 (5.48%) Wintel Engineer
6 4 (5.48%) Wintel Support
6 4 (5.48%) Wintel Support Engineer
7 3 (4.11%) Data Architect
7 3 (4.11%) Infrastructure Manager
7 3 (4.11%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 3 (4.11%) Network Manager
7 3 (4.11%) Scrum Master
8 2 (2.74%) Senior Business Analyst
8 2 (2.74%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.11%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (16.44%) Public Cloud
2 4 (5.48%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (2.74%) Cloud Native
3 2 (2.74%) CMDB
3 2 (2.74%) NHS
3 2 (2.74%) PMI
3 2 (2.74%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (2.74%) Virtual Team
4 1 (1.37%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.37%) Cyberattack
4 1 (1.37%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (1.37%) IoT
4 1 (1.37%) Life Science
4 1 (1.37%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.37%) Private Cloud
4 1 (1.37%) Reference Data
4 1 (1.37%) Security Operations Centre
4 1 (1.37%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 29 (39.73%) Windows
2 17 (23.29%) Windows Server
3 11 (15.07%) Linux
4 8 (10.96%) Windows Server 2016
5 6 (8.22%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (6.85%) Windows 10
7 3 (4.11%) Windows Server 2019
8 2 (2.74%) CentOS
8 2 (2.74%) Mac OS
8 2 (2.74%) Ubuntu
8 2 (2.74%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (1.37%) Debian
9 1 (1.37%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (30.14%) Agile
2 18 (24.66%) ITIL
3 14 (19.18%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 14 (19.18%) Migration
3 14 (19.18%) Project Management
4 7 (9.59%) Continuous Improvement
4 7 (9.59%) Patch Management
5 6 (8.22%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (6.85%) Change Control
6 5 (6.85%) Data Protection
6 5 (6.85%) Decision-Making
6 5 (6.85%) IT Strategy
6 5 (6.85%) Mentoring
7 4 (5.48%) Coaching
7 4 (5.48%) Data Science
7 4 (5.48%) DevOps
7 4 (5.48%) Mathematics
7 4 (5.48%) Project Delivery
7 4 (5.48%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (5.48%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 5 (6.85%) C
1 5 (6.85%) PowerShell
2 4 (5.48%) SQL
3 2 (2.74%) Bash
3 2 (2.74%) Python
4 1 (1.37%) C#
4 1 (1.37%) C++
4 1 (1.37%) Perl
Qualifications
1 16 (21.92%) Security Cleared
2 14 (19.18%) SC Cleared
3 9 (12.33%) ITIL Certification
4 8 (10.96%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (9.59%) Degree
6 6 (8.22%) Computer Science Degree
7 5 (6.85%) CCNP
7 5 (6.85%) Citrix Certification
7 5 (6.85%) MCSE
7 5 (6.85%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (6.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (5.48%) CCA
8 4 (5.48%) CCNA
8 4 (5.48%) MCITP
8 4 (5.48%) MCP
8 4 (5.48%) MCSA
8 4 (5.48%) MCTS
9 2 (2.74%) AWS Certification
9 2 (2.74%) PMI Certification
10 1 (1.37%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.74%) NIST
2 1 (1.37%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.37%) GDPR
2 1 (1.37%) GPG13
2 1 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.37%) NIST 800
2 1 (1.37%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.37%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (28.77%) Active Directory
2 15 (20.55%) vSphere
3 14 (19.18%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (10.96%) Hyper-V
5 5 (6.85%) Virtual Servers
6 4 (5.48%) Citrix Hypervisor
6 4 (5.48%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (5.48%) XenApp
6 4 (5.48%) XenDesktop
7 2 (2.74%) Docker
7 2 (2.74%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (1.37%) vCloud
8 1 (1.37%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (1.37%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 8 (10.96%) SCCM
2 4 (5.48%) NetBackup
3 3 (4.11%) Ansible
3 3 (4.11%) Microsoft Clustering
3 3 (4.11%) vCenter Server
4 2 (2.74%) Kubernetes
4 2 (2.74%) Terraform
5 1 (1.37%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (1.37%) Nexpose
5 1 (1.37%) Observium
5 1 (1.37%) QRadar
5 1 (1.37%) VxRail
Vendors
1 31 (42.47%) Microsoft
2 18 (24.66%) VMware
3 17 (23.29%) Cisco
4 11 (15.07%) HP
5 9 (12.33%) Dell
6 8 (10.96%) Citrix
7 5 (6.85%) Juniper
8 4 (5.48%) Ivanti
8 4 (5.48%) Shavlik
9 3 (4.11%) CA
9 3 (4.11%) NetApp
9 3 (4.11%) Palo Alto
9 3 (4.11%) Sun
10 2 (2.74%) BT
11 1 (1.37%) Avaya
11 1 (1.37%) CheckPoint
11 1 (1.37%) EMC
11 1 (1.37%) Ericsson
11 1 (1.37%) Forcepoint
11 1 (1.37%) IBM