Period
to 29 July 2021

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Data Centre in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Data Centre over the 6 months to 29 July 2021 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
UK > England
6 months to
29 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 128 112 97
Rank change year-on-year -16 -15 +6
Contract jobs citing Data Centre 1,185 724 2,132
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 2.07% 2.22% 2.55%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.75% 7.16% 8.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 797 524 1,365
10th Percentile £313 £250 £278
25th Percentile £400 £357 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £488 £450 £450
Median % change year-on-year +8.33% - -
75th Percentile £588 £550 £538
90th Percentile £688 £625 £650
UK median daily rate £488 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +8.33% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 12 57
10th Percentile £13.81 £11.87 £14.60
25th Percentile £21.00 £18.06 £15.50
Median hourly rate £39.50 £23.92 £19.03
Median % change year-on-year +65.17% +25.67% -21.53%
75th Percentile £54.50 £33.80 £67.50
90th Percentile £66.15 £40.52 £83.75
UK median hourly rate £39.60 £25.33 £19.03
% change year-on-year +56.34% +33.11% -26.10%

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 England with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 17,549 10,118 24,640
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 30.70% 30.99% 29.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,999 6,858 16,361
10th Percentile £303 £263 £288
25th Percentile £406 £391 £381
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £513 £500 £475
Median % change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% -
75th Percentile £625 £613 £588
90th Percentile £713 £725 £675
UK median daily rate £500 £495 £475
% change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 622 349 822
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.42 £11.85
25th Percentile £15.19 £16.50 £14.09
Median hourly rate £24.18 £26.44 £20.50
Median % change year-on-year -8.57% +28.98% -12.77%
75th Percentile £47.60 £47.25 £46.80
90th Percentile £62.00 £55.00 £53.00
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £25.42 £20.00
% change year-on-year -5.57% +27.08% -12.09%

Data Centre
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Data Centre in England

Data Centre
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Daily rate trend for Data Centre in England

Data Centre
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Data Centre in England over the 6 months to 29 July 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Data Centre in England

Data Centre
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Hourly rate trend for Data Centre in England

Data Centre
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Data Centre in England over the 6 months to 29 July 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Data Centre in England

Data Centre
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 6 months to 29 July 2021. 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
London -37 514 £516 +8.68% 124
South East +11 228 £470 +4.44% 67
North of England -16 109 £425 -5.56% 85
Midlands -10 94 £450 +38.46% 72
East of England +19 73 £425 +41.67% 27
South West +2 61 £475 -5.00% 26
West Midlands -18 61 £450 +38.46% 42
North West -13 59 £400 +14.29% 54
Yorkshire -19 42 £475 - 21
East Midlands 0 30 £500 +185.71% 30
North East -8 8 £450 -5.26% 10
Data Centre
UK

For the 6 months to 29 July 2021, 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 England region with a requirement for Data Centre.

1 339 (28.61%) Migration
2 312 (26.33%) Azure
3 283 (23.88%) Windows
4 262 (22.11%) VMware
5 261 (22.03%) Security Cleared
6 258 (21.77%) Cisco
7 247 (20.84%) Social Skills
8 238 (20.08%) AWS
9 227 (19.16%) Firewall
10 219 (18.48%) Microsoft
11 210 (17.72%) Finance
12 195 (16.46%) SC Cleared
13 191 (16.12%) Linux
14 181 (15.27%) VMware Infrastructure
15 166 (14.01%) DevOps
16 159 (13.42%) WAN
17 151 (12.74%) LAN
18 140 (11.81%) Agile Software Development
19 136 (11.48%) Active Directory
20 128 (10.80%) ITIL
21 125 (10.55%) Project Management
22 120 (10.13%) Python
23 119 (10.04%) Windows Server
24 113 (9.54%) Cisco Certification
25 111 (9.37%) PowerShell
26 110 (9.28%) Ansible
27 108 (9.11%) Terraform
28 103 (8.69%) Kubernetes
29 101 (8.52%) Docker
29 101 (8.52%) Infrastructure Engineering

Data Centre
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 38 (3.21%) OpenStack
2 34 (2.87%) SharePoint
3 23 (1.94%) Confluence
4 15 (1.27%) MS Exchange
5 13 (1.10%) Apache Spark
6 11 (0.93%) Apache
6 11 (0.93%) Apache Airflow
6 11 (0.93%) Luigi
7 8 (0.68%) IIS
8 7 (0.59%) Tomcat
9 4 (0.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 4 (0.34%) WebSphere
10 3 (0.25%) Elasticsearch
11 2 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2013
11 2 (0.17%) Oracle Service Bus
11 2 (0.17%) WebSphere Application Server
12 1 (0.084%) Exchange Server 2010
12 1 (0.084%) nginx
12 1 (0.084%) SAS
12 1 (0.084%) WebLogic
Applications
1 39 (3.29%) MS Visio
2 36 (3.04%) Microsoft Office
3 27 (2.28%) Microsoft Excel
4 18 (1.52%) Microsoft Project
5 17 (1.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 7 (0.59%) AutoCAD
7 4 (0.34%) Revit
8 1 (0.084%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.084%) CorelDRAW
8 1 (0.084%) FrameMaker
8 1 (0.084%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 3 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
1 3 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
1 3 (0.25%) SAP ERP
2 2 (0.17%) Cerner Millennium
2 2 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (0.17%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (0.17%) Oracle Financials
2 2 (0.17%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (0.17%) Orchard Housing
2 2 (0.17%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 1 (0.084%) Cloudability
3 1 (0.084%) FLEXCUBE
3 1 (0.084%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 312 (26.33%) Azure
2 238 (20.08%) AWS
3 85 (7.17%) IaaS
4 80 (6.75%) Microsoft 365
5 69 (5.82%) PaaS
6 60 (5.06%) SaaS
7 58 (4.89%) GCP
8 29 (2.45%) Azure Active Directory
9 22 (1.86%) Cloud Computing
9 22 (1.86%) Serverless
10 18 (1.52%) GitHub
11 13 (1.10%) OpenShift
12 12 (1.01%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 12 (1.01%) AWS CloudFormation
13 11 (0.93%) Azure Stack
14 10 (0.84%) Amazon EKS
14 10 (0.84%) Azure Cosmos DB
15 9 (0.76%) Amazon S3
15 9 (0.76%) Azure ExpressRoute
15 9 (0.76%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 227 (19.16%) Firewall
2 159 (13.42%) WAN
3 151 (12.74%) LAN
4 70 (5.91%) Wireless
5 66 (5.57%) Network Security
6 65 (5.49%) SAN
7 61 (5.15%) VPN
8 60 (5.06%) Cisco Nexus
9 57 (4.81%) DNS
10 52 (4.39%) Internet
10 52 (4.39%) OSPF
11 46 (3.88%) BGP
12 45 (3.80%) MPLS
13 43 (3.63%) DHCP
13 43 (3.63%) VSAN
14 42 (3.54%) TCP/IP
15 38 (3.21%) Cisco ASA
16 35 (2.95%) Software-Defined Networking
17 30 (2.53%) NAS
18 27 (2.28%) SD-WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (4.05%) SQL Server
2 39 (3.29%) Big Data
3 37 (3.12%) PostgreSQL
4 22 (1.86%) NoSQL
5 21 (1.77%) Oracle Database
6 17 (1.43%) Hadoop
6 17 (1.43%) Relational Database
7 16 (1.35%) MySQL
8 13 (1.10%) Apache Cassandra
9 11 (0.93%) Azkaban
10 10 (0.84%) Data Warehouse
10 10 (0.84%) Metadata
10 10 (0.84%) MongoDB
10 10 (0.84%) Spark SQL
11 9 (0.76%) Amazon RDS
12 7 (0.59%) Oracle Exadata
13 4 (0.34%) Azure SQL Database
13 4 (0.34%) DB2
13 4 (0.34%) Oracle9i Database
13 4 (0.34%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 37 (3.12%) Jenkins
2 33 (2.78%) Git (software)
3 32 (2.70%) JIRA
4 18 (1.52%) GitLab
5 14 (1.18%) Sonatype Nexus
6 7 (0.59%) Bitbucket
6 7 (0.59%) Visual Studio
7 5 (0.42%) Hudson
7 5 (0.42%) Vagrant
8 4 (0.34%) Maven
9 3 (0.25%) Chocolatey
9 3 (0.25%) Gradle
10 2 (0.17%) eggPlant
10 2 (0.17%) git-flow
10 2 (0.17%) Postman
10 2 (0.17%) SoapUI
10 2 (0.17%) SonarQube
10 2 (0.17%) Terragrunt
11 1 (0.084%) RSpec
11 1 (0.084%) TeamCity
General
1 247 (20.84%) Social Skills
2 210 (17.72%) Finance
3 82 (6.92%) Telecoms
4 66 (5.57%) Public Sector
5 57 (4.81%) Analytical Skills
6 49 (4.14%) Presentation Skills
7 43 (3.63%) Banking
8 34 (2.87%) Documentation Skills
9 19 (1.60%) Influencing Skills
10 16 (1.35%) Legal
11 15 (1.27%) Organisational Skills
12 10 (0.84%) Financial Institution
13 9 (0.76%) Electronics
13 9 (0.76%) Manufacturing
13 9 (0.76%) Retail
14 8 (0.68%) Investment Banking
15 7 (0.59%) Marketing
16 6 (0.51%) Local Government
16 6 (0.51%) Police
17 5 (0.42%) Billing
Job Titles
1 233 (19.66%) Architect
2 143 (12.07%) Project Manager
3 111 (9.37%) Network Engineer
4 72 (6.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 66 (5.57%) Consultant
6 55 (4.64%) Infrastructure Manager
7 52 (4.39%) DevOps Engineer
7 52 (4.39%) Solutions Architect
8 49 (4.14%) Data Centre Engineer
9 46 (3.88%) Cloud Architect
10 43 (3.63%) Cloud Engineer
11 42 (3.54%) Azure Engineer
12 40 (3.38%) Analyst
13 37 (3.12%) Infrastructure Project Manager
14 36 (3.04%) Infrastructure Architect
15 34 (2.87%) Data Centre Manager
16 32 (2.70%) IT Manager
17 31 (2.62%) Network Architect
17 31 (2.62%) VMware Engineer
18 29 (2.45%) Azure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (4.14%) JSON
2 40 (3.38%) XML
3 27 (2.28%) YAML
4 22 (1.86%) Middleware
5 21 (1.77%) Web Services
6 19 (1.60%) REST
7 17 (1.43%) Spine.js
8 16 (1.35%) Kafka
9 12 (1.01%) .NET
10 11 (0.93%) Elastic Stack
10 11 (0.93%) React
10 11 (0.93%) SOAP
11 10 (0.84%) GraphQL
11 10 (0.84%) LDAP
12 8 (0.68%) Node.js
13 7 (0.59%) HTML
13 7 (0.59%) Oracle GoldenGate
13 7 (0.59%) Spring Boot
14 6 (0.51%) 802.1X
14 6 (0.51%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 90 (7.59%) Public Cloud
2 43 (3.63%) Cloud Native
3 41 (3.46%) Management Information System
4 37 (3.12%) Clustering
5 33 (2.78%) Private Cloud
6 32 (2.70%) Data Protection Act
6 32 (2.70%) Hybrid Cloud
7 21 (1.77%) Replication
8 19 (1.60%) Self-Motivation
8 19 (1.60%) Virtual Team
9 18 (1.52%) PKI
10 17 (1.43%) Derivative
11 16 (1.35%) CMDB
12 15 (1.27%) Driving Licence
12 15 (1.27%) Enterprise Storage
13 13 (1.10%) User Experience
14 11 (0.93%) Data Structures
15 10 (0.84%) Legacy Applications
16 9 (0.76%) Greenfield Project
17 7 (0.59%) Legacy Systems
Operating Systems
1 283 (23.88%) Windows
2 191 (16.12%) Linux
3 119 (10.04%) Windows Server
4 53 (4.47%) Unix
5 45 (3.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 42 (3.54%) Windows Server 2016
7 34 (2.87%) Windows 10
8 30 (2.53%) Windows Server 2012
9 26 (2.19%) Windows Server 2008
10 24 (2.03%) Windows Server 2019
11 23 (1.94%) AIX
12 22 (1.86%) Solaris
13 15 (1.27%) HPUX
14 10 (0.84%) Windows 7
15 7 (0.59%) CentOS
16 6 (0.51%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 6 (0.51%) Ubuntu
16 6 (0.51%) Windows 2000
16 6 (0.51%) Windows Server 2003
17 4 (0.34%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 339 (28.61%) Migration
2 166 (14.01%) DevOps
3 140 (11.81%) Agile Software Development
4 128 (10.80%) ITIL
5 125 (10.55%) Project Management
6 101 (8.52%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 97 (8.19%) Stakeholder Management
8 77 (6.50%) Network Design
9 76 (6.41%) Disaster Recovery
10 66 (5.57%) Project Delivery
11 56 (4.73%) Configuration Management
11 56 (4.73%) Data Protection
12 52 (4.39%) Problem-Solving
13 51 (4.30%) PRINCE2
14 49 (4.14%) Cybersecurity
15 48 (4.05%) Load Balancing
16 47 (3.97%) Service Management
17 46 (3.88%) Scrum
18 43 (3.63%) Infrastructure as Code
19 40 (3.38%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 120 (10.13%) Python
2 111 (9.37%) PowerShell
3 93 (7.85%) SQL
4 64 (5.40%) Bash Shell
5 49 (4.14%) Java
6 37 (3.12%) JavaScript
7 20 (1.69%) C
8 18 (1.52%) TypeScript
9 17 (1.43%) Perl
10 16 (1.35%) C#
11 15 (1.27%) PHP
12 14 (1.18%) C++
13 13 (1.10%) Scala
14 12 (1.01%) Shell Script
15 9 (0.76%) Go
15 9 (0.76%) Ruby
16 8 (0.68%) PL/SQL
17 6 (0.51%) T-SQL
18 4 (0.34%) Search Processing Language
18 4 (0.34%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 261 (22.03%) Security Cleared
2 195 (16.46%) SC Cleared
3 113 (9.54%) Cisco Certification
4 77 (6.50%) CCNP
5 66 (5.57%) Degree
6 47 (3.97%) DV Cleared
7 46 (3.88%) CCIE
7 46 (3.88%) CCNA
8 20 (1.69%) CISSP
8 20 (1.69%) Microsoft Certification
9 17 (1.43%) Computer Science Degree
9 17 (1.43%) PMP
10 16 (1.35%) AWS Certification
11 11 (0.93%) MCSE
12 10 (0.84%) BPSS Clearance
12 10 (0.84%) CCDP
12 10 (0.84%) PMI Certification
12 10 (0.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 8 (0.68%) MCSA
14 7 (0.59%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (3.29%) SLA
2 30 (2.53%) QA
3 21 (1.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 17 (1.43%) GDPR
4 17 (1.43%) OASIS TOSCA
5 13 (1.10%) Data Quality
6 11 (0.93%) PCI DSS
7 10 (0.84%) PMO
8 7 (0.59%) NIST
9 6 (0.51%) FedRAMP
9 6 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 4 (0.34%) NCSC
11 3 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 3 (0.25%) SOC 2
12 2 (0.17%) Accessibility
12 2 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
12 2 (0.17%) GRC
12 2 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 2 (0.17%) SOC 1
13 1 (0.084%) Def Stans
System Software
1 181 (15.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 136 (11.48%) Active Directory
3 101 (8.52%) Docker
4 72 (6.08%) vSphere
5 62 (5.23%) VMware ESXi
6 50 (4.22%) Hyper-V
7 44 (3.71%) VMware NSX
8 37 (3.12%) Virtual Machines
9 21 (1.77%) KVM
10 20 (1.69%) Microsoft App-V
11 18 (1.52%) LXC
12 17 (1.43%) Virtual Desktop
13 12 (1.01%) DFS Replication
13 12 (1.01%) vCloud
13 12 (1.01%) XenApp
14 11 (0.93%) NFS
15 7 (0.59%) Virtual Servers
16 5 (0.42%) Firmware
17 4 (0.34%) EMC RecoverPoint
18 3 (0.25%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 110 (9.28%) Ansible
2 108 (9.11%) Terraform
3 103 (8.69%) Kubernetes
4 51 (4.30%) Puppet
5 49 (4.14%) SCCM
6 39 (3.29%) vCenter Server
7 32 (2.70%) Opscode Chef
7 32 (2.70%) vRealize
8 22 (1.86%) Prometheus
9 21 (1.77%) Grafana
10 18 (1.52%) Docker Swarm
10 18 (1.52%) SCOM
11 17 (1.43%) Cloudify
11 17 (1.43%) Juju
12 14 (1.18%) Active Directory Federation Services
12 14 (1.18%) FortiGate
12 14 (1.18%) Microsoft Clustering
12 14 (1.18%) PowerCLI
13 13 (1.10%) Failover Clustering
14 12 (1.01%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 262 (22.11%) VMware
2 258 (21.77%) Cisco
3 219 (18.48%) Microsoft
4 74 (6.24%) CheckPoint
4 74 (6.24%) Oracle
5 73 (6.16%) F5
6 66 (5.57%) Red Hat
7 64 (5.40%) Juniper
8 62 (5.23%) Dell
9 57 (4.81%) Citrix
10 56 (4.73%) HP
11 40 (3.38%) IBM
12 36 (3.04%) EMC
12 36 (3.04%) Palo Alto
13 31 (2.62%) Meraki
14 30 (2.53%) Fortinet
15 28 (2.36%) NetApp
16 25 (2.11%) Ericsson
17 24 (2.03%) Google
17 24 (2.03%) SolarWinds