Period
to 16 December 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 16 December 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
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 59 67 49
Rank change year-on-year +8 -18 +8
Contract jobs citing Data Centre 182 163 168
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 3.70% 3.24% 3.50%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 11.67% 10.15% 10.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 81 72
East of England median daily rate £438 £400 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.38% +4.92% -10.29%
10th Percentile £200 £206 £227
90th Percentile £540 £573 £575
England median daily rate £438 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +2.94% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 5
East of England median hourly rate £32.50 £17.75 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +83.10% -49.29% +62.60%
10th Percentile £31.25 £14.05 £24.44
90th Percentile £33.75 £21.85 £35.60
England median hourly rate £21.76 £18.75 £23.00
% change year-on-year +16.05% -18.48% -8.00%

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 1,560 1,606 1,550
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 31.75% 31.94% 32.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 870 952 859
East of England median daily rate £450 £413 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +17.86% -6.67%
10th Percentile £217 £192 £180
90th Percentile £588 £575 £538
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 84 119
East of England median hourly rate £19.13 £39.01 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.97% +36.86% +28.45%
10th Percentile £12.91 £12.40 £11.33
90th Percentile £51.25 £52.50 £43.75
England median hourly rate £20.25 £20.66 £20.00
% change year-on-year -1.98% +3.28% +5.26%

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 16 December 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 16 December 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 -24 46 £450 +80.00% 21
Norfolk +36 34 £508 +236.09% 1
Cambridgeshire +29 28 £425 +28.30% 11
East Anglia - 25 £513 - 5
Suffolk -2 23 £454 -17.57% 1
Essex -26 16 £263 -38.24% 3
Bedfordshire -7 8 £381 -7.58% 4
Data Centre
England

For the 6 months to 16 December 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 80 (43.96%) Migration
2 42 (23.08%) ITIL
3 40 (21.98%) Cisco
4 35 (19.23%) Windows
5 33 (18.13%) Law
6 31 (17.03%) Finance
6 31 (17.03%) Microsoft
6 31 (17.03%) WAN
7 29 (15.93%) VMware
8 28 (15.38%) LAN
9 26 (14.29%) Active Directory
9 26 (14.29%) Firewall
10 25 (13.74%) Internet
10 25 (13.74%) GDPR
11 24 (13.19%) Project Management
12 23 (12.64%) Agile Software Development
12 23 (12.64%) Data Protection
13 20 (10.99%) Stakeholder Management
14 19 (10.44%) Citrix
14 19 (10.44%) Linux
14 19 (10.44%) VMware Infrastructure
15 18 (9.89%) Cisco Certification
16 16 (8.79%) Middleware
17 15 (8.24%) SQL Server
17 15 (8.24%) Microsoft Azure
17 15 (8.24%) Windows Server
18 14 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
18 14 (7.69%) Mainframe
19 13 (7.14%) BGP
19 13 (7.14%) SAN

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 6 (3.30%) IIS
2 2 (1.10%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.55%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.55%) Confluence
3 1 (0.55%) IBM Domino
3 1 (0.55%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.55%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3 (1.65%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (1.10%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.55%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 15 (8.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (4.95%) Office 365
4 4 (2.20%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (1.10%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (1.10%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (1.10%) SaaS
5 2 (1.10%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (0.55%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (0.55%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (0.55%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 31 (17.03%) WAN
2 28 (15.38%) LAN
3 26 (14.29%) Firewall
4 25 (13.74%) Internet
5 13 (7.14%) BGP
5 13 (7.14%) SAN
6 12 (6.59%) DNS
6 12 (6.59%) Network Security
7 11 (6.04%) VPN
8 9 (4.95%) VoIP
9 8 (4.40%) VXLAN
10 7 (3.85%) MPLS
10 7 (3.85%) NAS
10 7 (3.85%) OSPF
11 6 (3.30%) Cisco Nexus
11 6 (3.30%) DHCP
11 6 (3.30%) IPsec
11 6 (3.30%) SNMP
11 6 (3.30%) Wireless
12 5 (2.75%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (8.24%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.40%) Big Data
3 7 (3.85%) MySQL
4 4 (2.20%) MariaDB
5 2 (1.10%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.10%) NoSQL
5 2 (1.10%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (1.10%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.10%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.55%) DB2
6 1 (0.55%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (2.75%) Git (software)
1 5 (2.75%) JIRA
2 3 (1.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 3 (1.65%) Subversion
3 2 (1.10%) Ant
3 2 (1.10%) Bitbucket
3 2 (1.10%) Cucumber
3 2 (1.10%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.10%) Maven
3 2 (1.10%) Octopus Deploy
3 2 (1.10%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 33 (18.13%) Law
2 31 (17.03%) Finance
3 13 (7.14%) Retail
4 7 (3.85%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.65%) Back Office
5 3 (1.65%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.65%) Publishing
6 1 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 44 (24.18%) Architect
2 27 (14.84%) Analyst
3 23 (12.64%) Project Manager
4 20 (10.99%) Network Engineer
5 19 (10.44%) Infrastructure Architect
6 15 (8.24%) Network Architect
7 8 (4.40%) Security Engineer
8 7 (3.85%) Administrator
8 7 (3.85%) Business Analyst
8 7 (3.85%) Infrastructure Manager
8 7 (3.85%) Migration Manager
8 7 (3.85%) Technical Architect
9 6 (3.30%) Data Centre Engineer
9 6 (3.30%) Infrastructure Project Manager
9 6 (3.30%) IT Manager
9 6 (3.30%) Service Analyst
9 6 (3.30%) Test Leader
10 5 (2.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 5 (2.75%) Migration Project Manager
10 5 (2.75%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (8.79%) Middleware
2 5 (2.75%) HTML
3 4 (2.20%) .NET
3 4 (2.20%) 802.1X
3 4 (2.20%) jQuery
3 4 (2.20%) Web Services
4 2 (1.10%) J2EE
5 1 (0.55%) Ajax
5 1 (0.55%) CSS
5 1 (0.55%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (0.55%) LDAP
5 1 (0.55%) SAP Fiori
5 1 (0.55%) Velocity
5 1 (0.55%) XHTML
5 1 (0.55%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (7.69%) Mainframe
2 8 (4.40%) Clustering
3 4 (2.20%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (2.20%) Fat Client
3 4 (2.20%) Management Information System
3 4 (2.20%) PKI
3 4 (2.20%) Public Cloud
3 4 (2.20%) Thin Client
4 3 (1.65%) CMDB
4 3 (1.65%) Freedom of Information
4 3 (1.65%) Replication
4 3 (1.65%) Virtual Team
5 2 (1.10%) Security Operations Centre
5 2 (1.10%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.55%) Biotechnology
6 1 (0.55%) FMCG
6 1 (0.55%) HP Superdome
6 1 (0.55%) Machine to Machine
6 1 (0.55%) Smart Meter
6 1 (0.55%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 35 (19.23%) Windows
2 19 (10.44%) Linux
3 15 (8.24%) Windows Server
4 9 (4.95%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (3.85%) Unix
6 5 (2.75%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (1.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.10%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.55%) AIX
9 1 (0.55%) HPUX
9 1 (0.55%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.55%) VMS
9 1 (0.55%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.55%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.55%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (43.96%) Migration
2 42 (23.08%) ITIL
3 24 (13.19%) Project Management
4 23 (12.64%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (12.64%) Data Protection
5 20 (10.99%) Stakeholder Management
6 13 (7.14%) DevOps
7 12 (6.59%) Change Management
8 11 (6.04%) Programme Delivery
9 10 (5.49%) Load Balancing
9 10 (5.49%) Network Management
10 9 (4.95%) Configuration Management
10 9 (4.95%) Problem-Solving
10 9 (4.95%) Security Operations
11 8 (4.40%) Disaster Recovery
11 8 (4.40%) Identity Management
11 8 (4.40%) SIEM
11 8 (4.40%) Waterfall
12 7 (3.85%) High Availability
12 7 (3.85%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (6.04%) SQL
2 8 (4.40%) PowerShell
3 6 (3.30%) PHP
4 5 (2.75%) Python
5 4 (2.20%) Java
5 4 (2.20%) Shell Script
6 3 (1.65%) C
7 2 (1.10%) Bash Shell
7 2 (1.10%) C#
7 2 (1.10%) Perl
8 1 (0.55%) ABAP
8 1 (0.55%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.55%) R
Qualifications
1 18 (9.89%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (7.14%) CCNP
3 9 (4.95%) CCIE
4 7 (3.85%) Degree
5 6 (3.30%) Security Cleared
6 5 (2.75%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (2.20%) DV Cleared
7 4 (2.20%) MCSE
8 3 (1.65%) CCIE Data Center
8 3 (1.65%) MCSA
8 3 (1.65%) PMP
8 3 (1.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (1.10%) CCDE
9 2 (1.10%) CCIE Routing and Switching
9 2 (1.10%) VCAP
9 2 (1.10%) VCP5
10 1 (0.55%) APMP
10 1 (0.55%) Master's Degree
10 1 (0.55%) SC Cleared
10 1 (0.55%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (13.74%) GDPR
2 8 (4.40%) SLA
3 3 (1.65%) PMO
3 3 (1.65%) QA
4 2 (1.10%) COBIT
4 2 (1.10%) COSO
4 2 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.10%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.55%) PMBOK
System Software
1 26 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 19 (10.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.75%) vSphere
4 3 (1.65%) Docker
5 2 (1.10%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.10%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 2 (1.10%) vCloud
5 2 (1.10%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (1.10%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (1.10%) VMware NSX
6 1 (0.55%) Firmware
6 1 (0.55%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.55%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.55%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 6 (3.30%) Ansible
2 4 (2.20%) Cacti
2 4 (2.20%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 4 (2.20%) Microsoft Clustering
2 4 (2.20%) SCCM
3 2 (1.10%) Rancher
3 2 (1.10%) SCOM
4 1 (0.55%) CA Spectrum
4 1 (0.55%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.55%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (0.55%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.55%) Puppet
4 1 (0.55%) QRadar
4 1 (0.55%) SCVMM
4 1 (0.55%) Stealthwatch
4 1 (0.55%) Terraform
4 1 (0.55%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 40 (21.98%) Cisco
2 31 (17.03%) Microsoft
3 29 (15.93%) VMware
4 19 (10.44%) Citrix
5 10 (5.49%) Juniper
6 8 (4.40%) F5
7 6 (3.30%) Oracle
8 5 (2.75%) CA
8 5 (2.75%) CheckPoint
8 5 (2.75%) Forcepoint
8 5 (2.75%) PlateSpin
9 4 (2.20%) NetQoS
10 3 (1.65%) Arista
10 3 (1.65%) Atlassian
10 3 (1.65%) Fortinet
10 3 (1.65%) Palo Alto
10 3 (1.65%) SAP
11 2 (1.10%) HP
11 2 (1.10%) Red Hat
11 2 (1.10%) ShoreTel