Period
to 26 May 2018

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 26 May 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
UK > England
6 months to
26 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 98 83 63
Rank change year-on-year -15 -20 +8
Contract jobs citing Data Centre 2,309 2,378 3,059
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.49% 2.83% 3.14%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 7.31% 8.33% 9.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,468 1,484 1,871
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £263 £275 £263
90th Percentile £631 £588 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 44 91
England median hourly rate £22.00 £17.38 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.62% -37.95% +51.35%
10th Percentile £15.00 £12.00 £12.50
90th Percentile £45.48 £49.76 £60.00
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £17.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year +25.71% -37.50% +51.35%

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 31,595 28,557 32,825
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 34.05% 33.94% 33.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 20,885 18,637 21,737
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.66%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £250
90th Percentile £663 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 996 1,006 1,092
England median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -4.76% +17.55%
10th Percentile £11.78 £11.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £22.42 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year +9.37% -2.38% +16.80%

Data Centre
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Data Centre in England

Data Centre
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Data Centre in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Data Centre in England

Data Centre
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Data Centre in England over the 6 months to 26 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Data Centre in England

Data Centre
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Data Centre in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Data Centre in England

Data Centre
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Data Centre in England over the 6 months to 26 May 2018.

Contractor 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 26 May 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
London -21 980 £475 - 216
South East -25 448 £450 +5.88% 124
North of England -46 302 £375 -11.76% 75
Midlands +9 264 £425 +3.03% 44
East of England +13 221 £450 +12.50% 40
West Midlands -6 182 £440 +3.53% 30
North West -58 127 £400 -5.88% 35
Yorkshire -28 123 £375 -12.79% 31
South West -20 88 £388 +3.33% 43
East Midlands +12 71 £340 +13.33% 14
North East +37 55 £360 -14.79% 9
Data Centre
UK

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 England region with a requirement for Data Centre.

1 618 (26.76%) Cisco
2 612 (26.50%) Windows
3 590 (25.55%) Migration
4 479 (20.74%) Firewall
5 444 (19.23%) Finance
6 426 (18.45%) VMware
7 410 (17.76%) Microsoft
8 395 (17.11%) WAN
9 384 (16.63%) ITIL
10 352 (15.24%) Microsoft Azure
11 348 (15.07%) Linux
12 329 (14.25%) Amazon AWS
13 318 (13.77%) LAN
14 316 (13.69%) Security Cleared
15 315 (13.64%) Active Directory
16 298 (12.91%) Cisco Certification
17 276 (11.95%) VMware Infrastructure
18 261 (11.30%) Windows Server
19 255 (11.04%) SC Cleared
20 252 (10.91%) Agile Software Development
21 241 (10.44%) Project Management
22 231 (10.00%) DNS
23 212 (9.18%) VPN
24 196 (8.49%) CCNP
25 192 (8.32%) Stakeholder Management
26 182 (7.88%) DevOps
27 173 (7.49%) Citrix
28 164 (7.10%) Wireless
29 161 (6.97%) Office 365
30 158 (6.84%) PowerShell

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 88 (3.81%) MS Exchange
2 64 (2.77%) IIS
3 53 (2.30%) Skype for Business
4 42 (1.82%) SharePoint
5 29 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2010
6 28 (1.21%) Exchange Server 2013
7 22 (0.95%) Apache
8 21 (0.91%) Confluence
9 20 (0.87%) OpenStack
10 17 (0.74%) nginx
10 17 (0.74%) Tomcat
11 10 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2003
12 7 (0.30%) Apache Spark
12 7 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2007
13 6 (0.26%) Apache Solr
13 6 (0.26%) SAS
14 5 (0.22%) JBoss
14 5 (0.22%) WebSphere
15 4 (0.17%) BizTalk Server
15 4 (0.17%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 99 (4.29%) Microsoft Office
2 46 (1.99%) Microsoft Excel
3 41 (1.78%) MS Visio
4 23 (1.00%) Microsoft Project
5 15 (0.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 12 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.13%) Stata
8 1 (0.043%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.043%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 10 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
2 8 (0.35%) Oracle Payables
3 5 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (0.22%) Oracle EBS R12
3 5 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.17%) Oracle Receivables
4 4 (0.17%) Relativity
5 3 (0.13%) BusinessWorks
5 3 (0.13%) Kondor
5 3 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
5 3 (0.13%) RMDS
6 2 (0.087%) Concordance
6 2 (0.087%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.087%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.043%) OPENHousing
7 1 (0.043%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 1 (0.043%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
7 1 (0.043%) Payment Gateway
7 1 (0.043%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 352 (15.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 329 (14.25%) Amazon AWS
3 161 (6.97%) Office 365
4 81 (3.51%) IaaS
5 61 (2.64%) PaaS
6 45 (1.95%) SaaS
7 26 (1.13%) Datadog
8 23 (1.00%) Cloud Computing
9 21 (0.91%) Azure Active Directory
10 15 (0.65%) Serverless
11 11 (0.48%) AWS CloudFormation
11 11 (0.48%) AWS Lambda
12 10 (0.43%) Google Cloud Platform
13 9 (0.39%) Amazon ELB
13 9 (0.39%) OpenShift
14 7 (0.30%) GitHub
15 5 (0.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 4 (0.17%) Dynamics 365
17 3 (0.13%) Mimecast
17 3 (0.13%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 479 (20.74%) Firewall
2 395 (17.11%) WAN
3 318 (13.77%) LAN
4 231 (10.00%) DNS
5 212 (9.18%) VPN
6 164 (7.10%) Wireless
7 158 (6.84%) Network Security
8 155 (6.71%) Cisco ASA
9 154 (6.67%) BGP
10 151 (6.54%) SAN
11 142 (6.15%) MPLS
12 131 (5.67%) DHCP
13 128 (5.54%) OSPF
14 120 (5.20%) TCP/IP
15 114 (4.94%) Cisco Nexus
16 101 (4.37%) Internet
17 70 (3.03%) VLAN
18 67 (2.90%) SSL
19 58 (2.51%) IPsec
20 56 (2.43%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 105 (4.55%) SQL Server
2 43 (1.86%) MySQL
3 41 (1.78%) Big Data
4 40 (1.73%) Hadoop
5 30 (1.30%) NoSQL
6 26 (1.13%) Amazon Redshift
6 26 (1.13%) MongoDB
7 25 (1.08%) Data Warehouse
8 23 (1.00%) Oracle Database
9 20 (0.87%) Relational Database
10 18 (0.78%) Apache Cassandra
11 16 (0.69%) PostgreSQL
12 15 (0.65%) SQL Server 2008
13 14 (0.61%) RDBMS
14 13 (0.56%) HBase
15 11 (0.48%) Amazon RDS
16 9 (0.39%) SQL Server 2014
16 9 (0.39%) SQL Server 2016
17 7 (0.30%) Informix
17 7 (0.30%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 58 (2.51%) Jenkins
2 57 (2.47%) JIRA
3 38 (1.65%) Git (software)
4 25 (1.08%) TeamCity
5 15 (0.65%) Vagrant
6 13 (0.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 8 (0.35%) Zephyr
8 7 (0.30%) Bitbucket
8 7 (0.30%) Subversion
8 7 (0.30%) Team Foundation Server
9 6 (0.26%) Visual Studio Team System
10 5 (0.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 5 (0.22%) Octopus Deploy
11 4 (0.17%) Visual Studio
12 3 (0.13%) ERwin
12 3 (0.13%) JMeter
12 3 (0.13%) LoadRunner
12 3 (0.13%) RSpec
12 3 (0.13%) RStudio
12 3 (0.13%) Toad
General
1 444 (19.23%) Finance
2 127 (5.50%) Telecoms
3 102 (4.42%) Banking
4 86 (3.72%) Law
5 74 (3.20%) Retail
6 51 (2.21%) Legal
7 26 (1.13%) Financial Institution
8 24 (1.04%) Local Government
8 24 (1.04%) Manufacturing
9 22 (0.95%) Digital Economy
10 21 (0.91%) Investment Banking
11 16 (0.69%) Games
12 15 (0.65%) German Language
13 11 (0.48%) Back Office
13 11 (0.48%) French Language
14 10 (0.43%) Billing
14 10 (0.43%) Marketing
15 9 (0.39%) Automotive
15 9 (0.39%) Mandarin Language
15 9 (0.39%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 394 (17.06%) Architect
2 306 (13.25%) Network Engineer
3 248 (10.74%) Project Manager
4 213 (9.22%) Analyst
5 147 (6.37%) Infrastructure Manager
6 144 (6.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 137 (5.93%) Consultant
8 95 (4.11%) Data Centre Manager
9 92 (3.98%) Infrastructure Project Manager
10 88 (3.81%) Data Centre Engineer
11 87 (3.77%) Network Architect
12 86 (3.72%) DevOps Engineer
13 81 (3.51%) Infrastructure Architect
14 78 (3.38%) Cisco Engineer
15 70 (3.03%) Solutions Architect
16 68 (2.94%) Cisco Network Engineer
17 65 (2.82%) Technical Architect
18 63 (2.73%) Data Centre Project Manager
19 62 (2.69%) Business Analyst
19 62 (2.69%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (2.43%) Web Services
2 43 (1.86%) Middleware
3 40 (1.73%) LDAP
4 34 (1.47%) .NET
5 32 (1.39%) Elastic Stack
6 21 (0.91%) 802.1X
7 19 (0.82%) JSON
8 18 (0.78%) XML
9 14 (0.61%) REST
9 14 (0.61%) SAML
9 14 (0.61%) SOAP
10 13 (0.56%) Kafka
10 13 (0.56%) RESTful
10 13 (0.56%) WAP
11 12 (0.52%) HTML
11 12 (0.52%) LEMP Stack
12 6 (0.26%) CSS
12 6 (0.26%) RabbitMQ
12 6 (0.26%) YAML
13 5 (0.22%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 120 (5.20%) Analytical Skills
2 83 (3.59%) Management Information System
3 72 (3.12%) Computer Science
4 65 (2.82%) Clustering
5 64 (2.77%) Public Cloud
6 60 (2.60%) PKI
7 49 (2.12%) Private Cloud
8 37 (1.60%) Hybrid Cloud
9 33 (1.43%) Replication
10 29 (1.26%) Self-Motivation
11 26 (1.13%) Mainframe
12 25 (1.08%) CMDB
13 23 (1.00%) Virtual Team
14 20 (0.87%) PMI
15 18 (0.78%) Driving Licence
16 17 (0.74%) Video Conferencing
17 15 (0.65%) EMC VMAX
17 15 (0.65%) Mobile App
18 13 (0.56%) EMC VNX
18 13 (0.56%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 612 (26.50%) Windows
2 348 (15.07%) Linux
3 261 (11.30%) Windows Server
4 142 (6.15%) Unix
5 100 (4.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 99 (4.29%) Windows Server 2008
7 75 (3.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 70 (3.03%) Windows 10
9 69 (2.99%) Windows Server 2003
10 57 (2.47%) Windows 7
11 53 (2.30%) Solaris
12 35 (1.52%) AIX
13 14 (0.61%) Windows 8
14 12 (0.52%) CentOS
14 12 (0.52%) Mac OS
15 10 (0.43%) Ubuntu
16 8 (0.35%) Android
16 8 (0.35%) Debian
17 7 (0.30%) HPUX
17 7 (0.30%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 590 (25.55%) Migration
2 384 (16.63%) ITIL
3 252 (10.91%) Agile Software Development
4 241 (10.44%) Project Management
5 192 (8.32%) Stakeholder Management
6 182 (7.88%) DevOps
7 155 (6.71%) Disaster Recovery
8 153 (6.63%) Change Management
8 153 (6.63%) Network Design
9 138 (5.98%) PRINCE2
10 133 (5.76%) Problem-Solving
11 132 (5.72%) High Availability
12 131 (5.67%) Configuration Management
13 118 (5.11%) Load Balancing
14 117 (5.07%) Service Management
15 98 (4.24%) Programme Delivery
16 86 (3.72%) Service Delivery
17 80 (3.46%) Data Centre Operations
18 66 (2.86%) Mentoring
19 65 (2.82%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 158 (6.84%) PowerShell
2 128 (5.54%) Python
3 125 (5.41%) SQL
4 112 (4.85%) Java
5 74 (3.20%) Perl
6 59 (2.56%) C
7 51 (2.21%) Bash Shell
8 44 (1.91%) Ruby
9 37 (1.60%) C++
10 27 (1.17%) PHP
11 21 (0.91%) Shell Script
12 13 (0.56%) C#
13 12 (0.52%) JavaScript
14 10 (0.43%) VB
14 10 (0.43%) VBScript
15 7 (0.30%) Scala
16 5 (0.22%) AWK
16 5 (0.22%) Korn
17 4 (0.17%) Groovy
17 4 (0.17%) sed
Qualifications
1 316 (13.69%) Security Cleared
2 298 (12.91%) Cisco Certification
3 255 (11.04%) SC Cleared
4 196 (8.49%) CCNP
5 152 (6.58%) Degree
6 124 (5.37%) CCNA
7 105 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
8 85 (3.68%) CCIE
9 75 (3.25%) MCSE
10 54 (2.34%) CISSP
11 53 (2.30%) DV Cleared
12 48 (2.08%) PMP
13 40 (1.73%) PMI Certification
14 32 (1.39%) Computer Science Degree
14 32 (1.39%) MCSA
15 31 (1.34%) CCDP
16 28 (1.21%) CISM
16 28 (1.21%) MCP
16 28 (1.21%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 26 (1.13%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 86 (3.72%) SLA
2 66 (2.86%) QA
3 36 (1.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 35 (1.52%) GDPR
4 35 (1.52%) PCI DSS
5 30 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 25 (1.08%) PMO
7 18 (0.78%) COBIT
8 13 (0.56%) COSO
9 9 (0.39%) Data Quality
9 9 (0.39%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 4 (0.17%) HIPAA
10 4 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 3 (0.13%) Disclosure Scotland
11 3 (0.13%) GCP
11 3 (0.13%) HMG Infosec
11 3 (0.13%) ISAE 3402
11 3 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 2 (0.087%) ISO 22301
12 2 (0.087%) ISO/IEC 19770
System Software
1 315 (13.64%) Active Directory
2 276 (11.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 82 (3.55%) Docker
4 79 (3.42%) vSphere
5 66 (2.86%) Hyper-V
6 61 (2.64%) VMware NSX
7 59 (2.56%) VMware ESXi
8 55 (2.38%) XenApp
9 42 (1.82%) Virtual Machines
10 40 (1.73%) Virtual Servers
11 27 (1.17%) Virtual Desktop
12 23 (1.00%) Microsoft App-V
13 22 (0.95%) XenDesktop
14 17 (0.74%) NFS
14 17 (0.74%) vCloud
15 16 (0.69%) Terminal Services
16 13 (0.56%) Citrix Presentation Server
17 11 (0.48%) DFS Replication
18 7 (0.30%) ProxySG
18 7 (0.30%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 113 (4.89%) SCCM
2 89 (3.85%) Ansible
3 84 (3.64%) Puppet
4 60 (2.60%) Terraform
5 55 (2.38%) Kubernetes
6 54 (2.34%) FortiGate
7 50 (2.17%) SCOM
8 46 (1.99%) Opscode Chef
9 35 (1.52%) vCenter Server
10 33 (1.43%) Nagios
11 25 (1.08%) Packer
12 24 (1.04%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 23 (1.00%) Microsoft Clustering
14 21 (0.91%) Single Sign-On
15 20 (0.87%) NetBackup
16 17 (0.74%) Salt
17 16 (0.69%) EMC VPLEX
17 16 (0.69%) vRealize
18 15 (0.65%) Mesos
18 15 (0.65%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 618 (26.76%) Cisco
2 426 (18.45%) VMware
3 410 (17.76%) Microsoft
4 173 (7.49%) Citrix
5 157 (6.80%) HP
5 157 (6.80%) Oracle
6 154 (6.67%) CheckPoint
7 128 (5.54%) F5
8 125 (5.41%) Juniper
9 103 (4.46%) EMC
10 85 (3.68%) Dell
11 81 (3.51%) Red Hat
12 80 (3.46%) Fortinet
13 67 (2.90%) IBM
13 67 (2.90%) McAfee
14 59 (2.56%) Splunk
15 55 (2.38%) Palo Alto
16 49 (2.12%) Brocade
16 49 (2.12%) NetApp
17 44 (1.91%) Aruba