Period
to 25 May 2019

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 25 May 2019 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
25 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 43 40 54
Rank change year-on-year -3 +14 +18
Contract jobs citing Data Centre 195 221 165
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 4.74% 4.98% 3.84%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 14.87% 15.06% 11.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 86 82
East of England median daily rate £475 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +12.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £359 £203 £210
90th Percentile £575 £550 £574
England median daily rate £450 £450 £438
% change year-on-year - +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 3
East of England median hourly rate £29.00 £21.23 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.63% -39.36% -39.13%
England median hourly rate £19.50 £22.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -11.36% +25.71% -37.50%

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 1,311 1,467 1,401
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 31.85% 33.05% 32.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 721 832 811
East of England median daily rate £438 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.78% +12.50% -
10th Percentile £213 £260 £200
90th Percentile £600 £588 £563
England median daily rate £475 £473 £450
% change year-on-year +0.53% +5.00% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 69 109
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £20.45 £22.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.43% -10.50% +20.26%
10th Percentile £11.12 £11.80 £10.50
90th Percentile £51.50 £56.25 £48.40
England median hourly rate £20.96 £22.00 £19.95
% change year-on-year -4.75% +10.29% -5.01%

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 25 May 2019.

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 25 May 2019.

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 25 May 2019. 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 -1 80 £480 -4.00% 11
Norfolk +1 38 £513 -
Cambridgeshire -1 28 £400 -4.19% 5
Essex -19 22 £413 -10.81% 2
Suffolk +10 17 £215 -53.51%
Bedfordshire +17 10 £475 +16.56% 2
Data Centre
England

For the 6 months to 25 May 2019, 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 66 (33.85%) Migration
2 54 (27.69%) Cisco
3 40 (20.51%) Firewall
4 37 (18.97%) Finance
5 35 (17.95%) VMware
6 33 (16.92%) Amazon AWS
7 31 (15.90%) Stakeholder Management
7 31 (15.90%) Project Management
8 30 (15.38%) ITIL
8 30 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
9 29 (14.87%) WAN
10 27 (13.85%) LAN
11 25 (12.82%) Retail
11 25 (12.82%) Security Cleared
12 24 (12.31%) Microsoft
12 24 (12.31%) Juniper
13 23 (11.79%) Palo Alto
14 21 (10.77%) SC Cleared
14 21 (10.77%) Windows
14 21 (10.77%) Linux
15 19 (9.74%) Oracle
15 19 (9.74%) Active Directory
15 19 (9.74%) Citrix
16 18 (9.23%) Mainframe
16 18 (9.23%) Agile Software Development
16 18 (9.23%) Disaster Recovery
16 18 (9.23%) Network Security
16 18 (9.23%) Office 365
17 17 (8.72%) Analytics
17 17 (8.72%) VMware Infrastructure

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 (2.05%) Apache
1 4 (2.05%) SharePoint
1 4 (2.05%) Skype for Business
1 4 (2.05%) Tomcat
2 3 (1.54%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (0.51%) IIS
3 1 (0.51%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 10 (5.13%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.51%) InfoPath
2 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.51%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.03%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (1.03%) Dynamics NAV
1 2 (1.03%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 33 (16.92%) Amazon AWS
2 30 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (9.23%) Office 365
4 4 (2.05%) Akamai
4 4 (2.05%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (1.54%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (1.03%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 2 (1.03%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (1.03%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (1.03%) IaaS
6 2 (1.03%) PaaS
6 2 (1.03%) Power Platform
6 2 (1.03%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 40 (20.51%) Firewall
2 29 (14.87%) WAN
3 27 (13.85%) LAN
4 18 (9.23%) Network Security
5 16 (8.21%) SAN
6 15 (7.69%) DMZ
6 15 (7.69%) DNS
7 11 (5.64%) Cisco Nexus
8 9 (4.62%) Cisco ASA
8 9 (4.62%) VPN
8 9 (4.62%) Wireless
9 7 (3.59%) BGP
9 7 (3.59%) DHCP
9 7 (3.59%) SSL
10 6 (3.08%) IPsec
10 6 (3.08%) OSPF
10 6 (3.08%) VoIP
11 4 (2.05%) NAS
11 4 (2.05%) SNMP
11 4 (2.05%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (5.64%) MySQL
2 10 (5.13%) SQL Server
3 4 (2.05%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.03%) Azure SQL Database
4 2 (1.03%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.03%) Electronic Patient Records
4 2 (1.03%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.03%) Power BI
4 2 (1.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.51%) Big Data
5 1 (0.51%) DB2
5 1 (0.51%) MariaDB
5 1 (0.51%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (2.56%) JIRA
2 4 (2.05%) Sonatype Nexus
3 3 (1.54%) Git (software)
4 2 (1.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (1.03%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (0.51%) MSI
5 1 (0.51%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.51%) Subversion
General
1 37 (18.97%) Finance
2 25 (12.82%) Retail
3 8 (4.10%) Telecoms
4 7 (3.59%) Law
5 2 (1.03%) Legal
5 2 (1.03%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.51%) Advertising
6 1 (0.51%) Back Office
6 1 (0.51%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 65 (33.33%) Architect
2 24 (12.31%) Project Manager
3 23 (11.79%) Infrastructure Architect
4 20 (10.26%) Security Architect
5 18 (9.23%) Network Architect
6 17 (8.72%) Network Engineer
7 13 (6.67%) Data Centre Architect
7 13 (6.67%) Network Security Architect
8 12 (6.15%) Technical Architect
9 10 (5.13%) Analyst
9 10 (5.13%) Data Architect
9 10 (5.13%) Data Centre Engineer
9 10 (5.13%) Infrastructure Manager
10 9 (4.62%) Infrastructure Project Manager
11 7 (3.59%) Administrator
11 7 (3.59%) Migration Architect
11 7 (3.59%) Solutions Architect
12 6 (3.08%) IT Manager
12 6 (3.08%) Lead Architect
12 6 (3.08%) Security Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (7.18%) Middleware
2 11 (5.64%) 802.1X
3 4 (2.05%) HTML
3 4 (2.05%) J2EE
4 3 (1.54%) CSS
5 2 (1.03%) .NET
5 2 (1.03%) Ajax
5 2 (1.03%) jQuery
5 2 (1.03%) Web Services
5 2 (1.03%) XHTML
5 2 (1.03%) XML
6 1 (0.51%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.51%) Backbone.js
6 1 (0.51%) CGI
6 1 (0.51%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 18 (9.23%) Mainframe
2 8 (4.10%) CMDB
3 6 (3.08%) EMC VNX
3 6 (3.08%) Public Cloud
4 5 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (2.56%) Management Information System
4 5 (2.56%) NHS
5 4 (2.05%) CCTV
5 4 (2.05%) Replication
5 4 (2.05%) VxBlock/Vblock
6 3 (1.54%) Clustering
6 3 (1.54%) FMCG
6 3 (1.54%) HP Superdome
6 3 (1.54%) Virtual Team
7 2 (1.03%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 2 (1.03%) e-Health
7 2 (1.03%) LIMS
7 2 (1.03%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (1.03%) PACS
7 2 (1.03%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 21 (10.77%) Linux
1 21 (10.77%) Windows
2 7 (3.59%) Unix
3 6 (3.08%) Windows Server
4 3 (1.54%) HPUX
4 3 (1.54%) VMS
5 2 (1.03%) Solaris
5 2 (1.03%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.51%) Data ONTAP
6 1 (0.51%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (33.85%) Migration
2 31 (15.90%) Project Management
2 31 (15.90%) Stakeholder Management
3 30 (15.38%) ITIL
4 18 (9.23%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (9.23%) Disaster Recovery
5 17 (8.72%) Analytics
6 13 (6.67%) Change Management
6 13 (6.67%) Matrix Organization
6 13 (6.67%) Service Design
7 12 (6.15%) Enterprise Architecture
7 12 (6.15%) PRINCE2
8 11 (5.64%) Service Management
8 11 (5.64%) TOGAF
9 10 (5.13%) Problem-Solving
10 9 (4.62%) Decision-Making
10 9 (4.62%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 8 (4.10%) Load Balancing
11 8 (4.10%) Network Design
12 7 (3.59%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (3.59%) Java
1 7 (3.59%) SQL
2 6 (3.08%) C
2 6 (3.08%) PowerShell
3 4 (2.05%) C++
3 4 (2.05%) Embedded C++
4 3 (1.54%) Bash Shell
4 3 (1.54%) PHP
5 2 (1.03%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.03%) Perl
5 2 (1.03%) Python
6 1 (0.51%) C#
6 1 (0.51%) VBA
6 1 (0.51%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 25 (12.82%) Security Cleared
2 21 (10.77%) SC Cleared
3 13 (6.67%) CCNP
3 13 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (4.62%) Degree
5 4 (2.05%) Master's Degree
6 3 (1.54%) PMP
7 2 (1.03%) CCNA
7 2 (1.03%) DBS Check
7 2 (1.03%) PMI Certification
7 2 (1.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.51%) CCIE
8 1 (0.51%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.51%) MCSA
8 1 (0.51%) MCSE
8 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.59%) SLA
2 6 (3.08%) COBIT
2 6 (3.08%) COSO
2 6 (3.08%) GDPR
2 6 (3.08%) PCI DSS
3 5 (2.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (2.05%) QA
5 2 (1.03%) HL7
6 1 (0.51%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.51%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 1 (0.51%) Data Quality
System Software
1 19 (9.74%) Active Directory
2 17 (8.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (4.10%) Hyper-V
3 8 (4.10%) vSphere
4 6 (3.08%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (2.56%) Docker
6 4 (2.05%) Squid
6 4 (2.05%) Varnish
7 2 (1.03%) Firmware
7 2 (1.03%) NFS
7 2 (1.03%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.51%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 1 (0.51%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.51%) ProxySG
8 1 (0.51%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.51%) Time Sharing Option
8 1 (0.51%) XenApp
8 1 (0.51%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 12 (6.15%) SCCM
2 6 (3.08%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (3.08%) Puppet
3 5 (2.56%) SCOM
3 5 (2.56%) vCenter Server
4 3 (1.54%) CA Spectrum
4 3 (1.54%) QRadar
4 3 (1.54%) Rancher
4 3 (1.54%) Stealthwatch
5 2 (1.03%) Cisco Prime
5 2 (1.03%) HP UCMDB
5 2 (1.03%) Kubernetes
5 2 (1.03%) Linux-HA
5 2 (1.03%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (1.03%) Nagios
5 2 (1.03%) PowerBroker
5 2 (1.03%) Terraform
5 2 (1.03%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (1.03%) WSUS
6 1 (0.51%) NetApp OnCommand
Vendors
1 54 (27.69%) Cisco
2 35 (17.95%) VMware
3 24 (12.31%) Juniper
3 24 (12.31%) Microsoft
4 23 (11.79%) Palo Alto
5 19 (9.74%) Citrix
5 19 (9.74%) Oracle
6 16 (8.21%) F5
7 11 (5.64%) Zscaler
8 10 (5.13%) Arista
9 9 (4.62%) Blue Coat
10 8 (4.10%) Riverbed
11 7 (3.59%) IBM
12 6 (3.08%) EMC
12 6 (3.08%) HP
13 5 (2.56%) CheckPoint
13 5 (2.56%) Remedy
14 4 (2.05%) Aruba
14 4 (2.05%) CA
14 4 (2.05%) Unisys