Period
to 28 May 2020

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Data Centre in contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Data Centre over the 6 months to 28 May 2020 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
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
28 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 68 54 87
Rank change year-on-year -14 +33 -44
Contract jobs citing Data Centre 24 63 47
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.83% 2.71% 1.63%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.74% 9.72% 5.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 25 17
Median daily rate £440 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.22% +5.88% +4.94%
10th Percentile £380 £169 £230
90th Percentile £491 £590 £585
Scotland median daily rate £428 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.88% +6.67% -5.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate £38.20 - £15.75

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 Edinburgh with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
Edinburgh
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 418 648 789
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 31.81% 27.86% 27.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 208 340 416
Median daily rate £450 £425 £411
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.34% +2.81%
10th Percentile £175 £287 £256
90th Percentile £579 £588 £553
Scotland median daily rate £425 £425 £388
% change year-on-year - +9.68% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 8
Median hourly rate £39.00 £42.50 £17.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.24% +139.44% -59.09%
10th Percentile £17.62 £16.00 £14.93
90th Percentile £51.50 £47.50 £92.25
Median hourly rate £35.00 £26.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +32.08% +51.43% -57.58%

Data Centre
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings citing Data Centre as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

Job vacancy trend for Data Centre in Edinburgh

Data Centre
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Data Centre in Edinburgh.

Daily rate trend for Data Centre in Edinburgh

Data Centre
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Data Centre in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 28 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Data Centre in Edinburgh

Data Centre
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Data Centre in Edinburgh.

Hourly rate trend for Data Centre in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 28 May 2020, 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 Edinburgh region with a requirement for Data Centre.

1 19 (79.17%) Cisco
1 19 (79.17%) Firewall
2 16 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
3 15 (62.50%) CheckPoint
3 15 (62.50%) CCNP
3 15 (62.50%) Cisco ASA
4 14 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (54.17%) Cisco Nexus
5 13 (54.17%) Public Sector
6 12 (50.00%) BGP
6 12 (50.00%) OSPF
7 10 (41.67%) Palo Alto
8 9 (37.50%) Performance Tuning
8 9 (37.50%) Two-Factor Authentication
8 9 (37.50%) Multi-Factor Authentication
8 9 (37.50%) Kanban
9 7 (29.17%) Decision-Making
10 6 (25.00%) VMware NSX
10 6 (25.00%) DevOps
10 6 (25.00%) VMware
10 6 (25.00%) Wireless
11 5 (20.83%) WAN
12 4 (16.67%) LAN
12 4 (16.67%) Finance
12 4 (16.67%) BCP
12 4 (16.67%) Network Design
12 4 (16.67%) SolarWinds
12 4 (16.67%) Network Monitoring
12 4 (16.67%) vCenter Server
13 3 (12.50%) Meraki

Data Centre
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh 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:

Applications
1 2 (8.33%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.33%) AWS
2 1 (4.17%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 19 (79.17%) Firewall
2 15 (62.50%) Cisco ASA
3 13 (54.17%) Cisco Nexus
4 12 (50.00%) BGP
4 12 (50.00%) OSPF
5 6 (25.00%) Wireless
6 5 (20.83%) WAN
7 4 (16.67%) LAN
8 3 (12.50%) DHCP
8 3 (12.50%) DNS
8 3 (12.50%) VPN
9 2 (8.33%) Cisco Wireless
9 2 (8.33%) IPv6
9 2 (8.33%) MPLS
9 2 (8.33%) NetScaler
9 2 (8.33%) Network Security
9 2 (8.33%) Wireshark
10 1 (4.17%) Cisco IOS
10 1 (4.17%) DMVPN
10 1 (4.17%) SAN
General
1 13 (54.17%) Public Sector
2 4 (16.67%) Finance
3 3 (12.50%) Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (58.33%) Network Engineer
2 9 (37.50%) Platform Engineer
2 9 (37.50%) Senior Platform Engineer
3 7 (29.17%) Senior Network Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Network Security Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Security Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Consultant
5 1 (4.17%) Data Centre Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Services Manager
5 1 (4.17%) NetApp Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Programme Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Project Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Senior Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Senior Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Senior Service Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Service Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (4.17%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.33%) Linux
1 2 (8.33%) Windows
1 2 (8.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (37.50%) Kanban
2 9 (37.50%) Multi-Factor Authentication
2 9 (37.50%) Performance Tuning
2 9 (37.50%) Two-Factor Authentication
3 7 (29.17%) Decision-Making
4 6 (25.00%) DevOps
5 4 (16.67%) BCP
5 4 (16.67%) Network Design
5 4 (16.67%) Network Monitoring
6 2 (8.33%) ITIL
6 2 (8.33%) Migration
7 1 (4.17%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (4.17%) High Availability
7 1 (4.17%) ITIL V3
7 1 (4.17%) Mentoring
7 1 (4.17%) Performance Metrics
7 1 (4.17%) Problem Management
7 1 (4.17%) Project Management
7 1 (4.17%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 16 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (62.50%) CCNP
3 2 (8.33%) CCNA
3 2 (8.33%) CCSA
4 1 (4.17%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) PMO
2 1 (4.17%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 6 (25.00%) VMware NSX
2 3 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.17%) Docker
3 1 (4.17%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (16.67%) vCenter Server
2 2 (8.33%) Cacti
3 1 (4.17%) FortiGate
3 1 (4.17%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 19 (79.17%) Cisco
2 15 (62.50%) CheckPoint
3 10 (41.67%) Palo Alto
4 6 (25.00%) VMware
5 4 (16.67%) SolarWinds
6 3 (12.50%) Meraki
7 2 (8.33%) Brocade
7 2 (8.33%) Citrix
7 2 (8.33%) HP
7 2 (8.33%) Juniper
7 2 (8.33%) NetApp
8 1 (4.17%) Aruba
8 1 (4.17%) Fortinet
8 1 (4.17%) Ivanti
8 1 (4.17%) Sophos