Period
to 16 August 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 August 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 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 44 53 56
Rank change year-on-year +9 +3 +12
Contract jobs citing Data Centre 236 178 155
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 4.76% 3.82% 3.01%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 15.06% 11.45% 9.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 88 82
East of England median daily rate £425 £375 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -3.85% -8.24%
10th Percentile £198 £194 £271
90th Percentile £540 £550 £588
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 2
East of England median hourly rate £30.00 £16.17 £46.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +85.53% -65.41% +16.88%
10th Percentile £18.68 £13.33 £38.03
90th Percentile £34.63 £30.88 £56.48
England median hourly rate £29.25 £15.50 £24.25
% change year-on-year +88.71% -36.08% +6.22%

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 1,567 1,555 1,687
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 31.61% 33.40% 32.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 871 912 935
East of England median daily rate £450 £401 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.15% +2.88% +4.00%
10th Percentile £213 £200 £211
90th Percentile £588 £565 £538
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 121 142
East of England median hourly rate £22.75 £17.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.00% -7.89% -36.67%
10th Percentile £13.42 £10.40 £12.25
90th Percentile £50.38 £47.50 £43.75
England median hourly rate £21.70 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +8.50% - +8.11%

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 August 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Data Centre in the East of England over the 6 months to 16 August 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 August 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 -17 75 £431 +23.21% 14
Cambridgeshire +19 35 £415 +18.57% 9
East Anglia +10 35 - -
Norfolk +32 32 £513 +13.89% 1
Suffolk +6 28 £454 -25.31% 1
Essex +9 24 £450 +38.46% 2
Bedfordshire -12 7 £381 -4.69% 2
Data Centre
England

For the 6 months to 16 August 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 73 (30.93%) Migration
2 56 (23.73%) Windows
3 54 (22.88%) Cisco
3 54 (22.88%) Microsoft
4 51 (21.61%) Law
5 47 (19.92%) Active Directory
6 46 (19.49%) Firewall
7 44 (18.64%) VMware
8 43 (18.22%) WAN
9 42 (17.80%) ITIL
10 40 (16.95%) Programme Delivery
11 35 (14.83%) LAN
12 34 (14.41%) Linux
12 34 (14.41%) Microsoft Azure
13 32 (13.56%) VMware Infrastructure
14 30 (12.71%) Cisco Certification
15 29 (12.29%) Windows Server
16 25 (10.59%) Finance
16 25 (10.59%) GDPR
17 23 (9.75%) Change Management
18 22 (9.32%) Amazon AWS
19 21 (8.90%) Network Security
19 21 (8.90%) Microsoft Certification
19 21 (8.90%) Internet
20 20 (8.47%) Retail
21 19 (8.05%) Validation
21 19 (8.05%) Project Management
21 19 (8.05%) VPN
22 18 (7.63%) Citrix
23 17 (7.20%) DNS

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 8 (3.39%) IIS
2 5 (2.12%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.27%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.85%) JBoss
4 2 (0.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (0.85%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.42%) Confluence
5 1 (0.42%) IBM Domino
5 1 (0.42%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3 (1.27%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.85%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.85%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.85%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 34 (14.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (9.32%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (5.08%) Azure Active Directory
4 9 (3.81%) Office 365
5 2 (0.85%) Akamai
5 2 (0.85%) SaaS
6 1 (0.42%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (0.42%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.42%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.42%) IaaS
6 1 (0.42%) PaaS
6 1 (0.42%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 46 (19.49%) Firewall
2 43 (18.22%) WAN
3 35 (14.83%) LAN
4 21 (8.90%) Internet
4 21 (8.90%) Network Security
5 19 (8.05%) VPN
6 17 (7.20%) DNS
7 16 (6.78%) DHCP
7 16 (6.78%) SAN
7 16 (6.78%) VoIP
8 14 (5.93%) IPsec
8 14 (5.93%) Wireless
9 12 (5.08%) BGP
9 12 (5.08%) MPLS
10 10 (4.24%) WLAN
11 9 (3.81%) Ethernet
11 9 (3.81%) NAS
12 8 (3.39%) Cisco Nexus
12 8 (3.39%) HTTP
12 8 (3.39%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (6.36%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.97%) MySQL
3 4 (1.69%) Big Data
4 2 (0.85%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (0.85%) MongoDB
4 2 (0.85%) NoSQL
4 2 (0.85%) RDBMS
4 2 (0.85%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.42%) DB2
5 1 (0.42%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 9 (3.81%) Git (software)
2 5 (2.12%) JIRA
3 4 (1.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 4 (1.69%) Subversion
4 1 (0.42%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 51 (21.61%) Law
2 25 (10.59%) Finance
3 20 (8.47%) Retail
4 16 (6.78%) Telecoms
5 8 (3.39%) Legal
6 6 (2.54%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.85%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 55 (23.31%) Architect
2 34 (14.41%) Analyst
3 22 (9.32%) Infrastructure Architect
3 22 (9.32%) Project Manager
4 20 (8.47%) Consultant
4 20 (8.47%) Network Engineer
5 16 (6.78%) Administrator
6 14 (5.93%) Business Analyst
7 13 (5.51%) Security Engineer
8 12 (5.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 12 (5.08%) Infrastructure Manager
8 12 (5.08%) Technical Architect
9 11 (4.66%) Security Analyst
10 10 (4.24%) Infrastructure Project Manager
11 9 (3.81%) Engagement Manager
11 9 (3.81%) Technical Manager
11 9 (3.81%) Test Leader
12 8 (3.39%) Programme Manager
12 8 (3.39%) Security Architect
13 7 (2.97%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (4.66%) Middleware
2 8 (3.39%) HTML
2 8 (3.39%) LDAP
3 6 (2.54%) SAML
3 6 (2.54%) XML
4 4 (1.69%) 802.1X
4 4 (1.69%) Ajax
4 4 (1.69%) CSS
4 4 (1.69%) XHTML
5 2 (0.85%) ActiveMQ
5 2 (0.85%) JMS
5 2 (0.85%) Kafka
5 2 (0.85%) Node.js
5 2 (0.85%) Oracle Fusion
5 2 (0.85%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (0.42%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 14 (5.93%) Mainframe
2 11 (4.66%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (4.24%) Management Information System
4 9 (3.81%) Clustering
4 9 (3.81%) PKI
5 7 (2.97%) NHS
6 6 (2.54%) Client/Server
6 6 (2.54%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (1.69%) Hybrid Cloud
7 4 (1.69%) Linux Command Line
7 4 (1.69%) Public Cloud
7 4 (1.69%) Virtual Team
8 3 (1.27%) CMDB
8 3 (1.27%) Fat Client
8 3 (1.27%) Freedom of Information
8 3 (1.27%) Thin Client
9 2 (0.85%) Computer Science
9 2 (0.85%) Driving Licence
9 2 (0.85%) Replication
9 2 (0.85%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 56 (23.73%) Windows
2 34 (14.41%) Linux
3 29 (12.29%) Windows Server
4 14 (5.93%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (4.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (3.39%) Unix
7 7 (2.97%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (1.27%) Windows 10
8 3 (1.27%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.85%) CentOS
9 2 (0.85%) Fedora
9 2 (0.85%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.42%) AIX
10 1 (0.42%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.42%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (30.93%) Migration
2 42 (17.80%) ITIL
3 40 (16.95%) Programme Delivery
4 23 (9.75%) Change Management
5 19 (8.05%) Project Management
5 19 (8.05%) Validation
6 17 (7.20%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 17 (7.20%) Security Operations
7 16 (6.78%) Network Management
8 15 (6.36%) Data Loss Prevention
8 15 (6.36%) Stakeholder Management
9 14 (5.93%) Agile Software Development
9 14 (5.93%) Enterprise Architecture
9 14 (5.93%) SIEM
10 13 (5.51%) Identity Management
11 12 (5.08%) Data Protection
12 11 (4.66%) High Availability
12 11 (4.66%) Load Balancing
12 11 (4.66%) Security Architecture
12 11 (4.66%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (6.36%) Python
2 14 (5.93%) SQL
3 11 (4.66%) Java
4 10 (4.24%) C
4 10 (4.24%) PowerShell
5 9 (3.81%) PHP
6 7 (2.97%) Perl
7 4 (1.69%) Bash Shell
7 4 (1.69%) JavaScript
7 4 (1.69%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.85%) C++
9 1 (0.42%) R
Qualifications
1 30 (12.71%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (8.90%) Microsoft Certification
3 14 (5.93%) CCNP
3 14 (5.93%) MCSE
4 12 (5.08%) Degree
5 11 (4.66%) Security Cleared
6 10 (4.24%) MCSA
7 9 (3.81%) CCIE
7 9 (3.81%) DV Cleared
8 4 (1.69%) DBS Check
8 4 (1.69%) MCP
9 3 (1.27%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (1.27%) CCIE Data Center
9 3 (1.27%) CCNA
10 2 (0.85%) APMP
10 2 (0.85%) AWS Certification
10 2 (0.85%) CCDE
10 2 (0.85%) CCIE Routing and Switching
10 2 (0.85%) Computer Science Degree
10 2 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (10.59%) GDPR
2 9 (3.81%) QA
3 8 (3.39%) SLA
4 7 (2.97%) COBIT
4 7 (2.97%) COSO
4 7 (2.97%) PCI DSS
4 7 (2.97%) PMO
5 2 (0.85%) Data Quality
System Software
1 47 (19.92%) Active Directory
2 32 (13.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (3.81%) vSphere
4 8 (3.39%) VMware NSX
5 7 (2.97%) Docker
6 2 (0.85%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.85%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.42%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 8 (3.39%) Ansible
1 8 (3.39%) Microsoft Clustering
2 7 (2.97%) Rancher
3 6 (2.54%) Single Sign-On
4 5 (2.12%) SCCM
4 5 (2.12%) SCOM
5 4 (1.69%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 4 (1.69%) Stealthwatch
6 3 (1.27%) vCenter Server
7 2 (0.85%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 2 (0.85%) Puppet
7 2 (0.85%) SolarWinds Orion
8 1 (0.42%) Failover Clustering
8 1 (0.42%) MOM
8 1 (0.42%) Nagios
8 1 (0.42%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.42%) Terraform
8 1 (0.42%) vRealize
Vendors
1 54 (22.88%) Cisco
1 54 (22.88%) Microsoft
2 44 (18.64%) VMware
3 18 (7.63%) Citrix
4 12 (5.08%) Arista
4 12 (5.08%) Forcepoint
5 11 (4.66%) Dell
6 9 (3.81%) Red Hat
7 8 (3.39%) HP
7 8 (3.39%) Oracle
7 8 (3.39%) Palo Alto
8 7 (2.97%) SolarWinds
9 6 (2.54%) Aruba
10 5 (2.12%) CheckPoint
10 5 (2.12%) F5
10 5 (2.12%) Riverbed
10 5 (2.12%) ShoreTel
11 4 (1.69%) Atlassian
11 4 (1.69%) EMC
11 4 (1.69%) SAP