Period
to 25 January 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 25 January 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
25 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 106 82 103
Rank change year-on-year -24 +21 +6
Contract jobs citing Data Centre 774 1,817 2,327
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 2.23% 2.79% 2.55%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.52% 8.89% 7.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 652 1,329 1,593
Median daily rate £475 £440 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.95% -2.22% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £260 £300
90th Percentile £650 £650 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £433 £450
% change year-on-year +9.67% -3.75% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 43 72
Median hourly rate £40.00 £33.49 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.44% +81.03% -6.33%
10th Percentile £19.75 £16.20 £12.50
90th Percentile £64.65 £78.75 £47.00
UK median hourly rate £52.50 £37.35 £21.38
% change year-on-year +40.56% +74.70% +6.90%

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 11,872 20,434 29,590
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 34.24% 31.38% 32.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,994 13,414 19,915
Median daily rate £475 £470 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.06% -1.05% +5.56%
10th Percentile £255 £252 £277
90th Percentile £700 £675 £663
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £475
% change year-on-year +5.56% -5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 462 833 885
Median hourly rate £26.50 £21.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.26% +7.50% -
10th Percentile £12.62 £12.26 £12.00
90th Percentile £57.50 £53.00 £48.75
Median hourly rate £26.27 £22.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +16.76% +12.50% -

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 25 January 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 25 January 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 25 January 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 -37 343 £490 -1.95% 82
South East +6 149 £413 -2.94% 48
North of England -43 73 £464 +16.00% 62
South West +6 57 £438 -2.78% 19
Midlands -40 54 £413 +3.13% 42
East of England +22 41 £300 -29.41% 18
North West -50 36 £475 +18.75% 32
West Midlands -35 35 £388 -9.88% 31
Yorkshire -7 33 £463 +32.14% 17
East Midlands -10 13 £401 +13.03% 11
North East +9 4 £400 +21.21% 13
Data Centre
UK

For the 6 months to 25 January 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.

1 208 (26.87%) Cisco
2 194 (25.06%) Migration
3 189 (24.42%) Azure
4 186 (24.03%) Security Cleared
5 160 (20.67%) Windows
6 159 (20.54%) VMware
7 153 (19.77%) Firewall
7 153 (19.77%) SC Cleared
8 146 (18.86%) Microsoft
9 135 (17.44%) Finance
10 124 (16.02%) WAN
11 118 (15.25%) AWS
12 116 (14.99%) VMware Infrastructure
13 109 (14.08%) Agile Software Development
14 104 (13.44%) Linux
15 102 (13.18%) Active Directory
16 95 (12.27%) DevOps
17 87 (11.24%) LAN
18 86 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
19 83 (10.72%) ITIL
20 71 (9.17%) Python
21 68 (8.79%) Public Sector
22 66 (8.53%) Ansible
22 66 (8.53%) Kubernetes
23 65 (8.40%) Juniper
24 61 (7.88%) Infrastructure Engineering
25 59 (7.62%) Windows Server
25 59 (7.62%) VPN
25 59 (7.62%) Telecoms
26 58 (7.49%) Cisco Nexus

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 21 (2.71%) Confluence
2 17 (2.20%) SharePoint
3 14 (1.81%) OpenStack
4 10 (1.29%) Apache
5 9 (1.16%) MS Exchange
6 8 (1.03%) WebSphere
7 7 (0.90%) nginx
8 5 (0.65%) CICS
8 5 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2010
9 4 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2013
9 4 (0.52%) IIS
10 3 (0.39%) JBoss
10 3 (0.39%) Skype for Business
11 2 (0.26%) Cloud Foundry
11 2 (0.26%) MQSeries
12 1 (0.13%) Apache Airflow
12 1 (0.13%) Apache Spark
12 1 (0.13%) Luigi
12 1 (0.13%) SharePoint 2013
12 1 (0.13%) Smallworld
Applications
1 19 (2.45%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (2.20%) MS Visio
3 7 (0.90%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (0.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.39%) Microsoft Excel
6 2 (0.26%) AutoCAD
6 2 (0.26%) Revit
7 1 (0.13%) Notepad++
7 1 (0.13%) Stata
Business Applications
1 7 (0.90%) Payment Gateway
2 6 (0.78%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.39%) Oracle Applications
3 3 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.26%) Maximo
5 1 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.13%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 189 (24.42%) Azure
2 118 (15.25%) AWS
3 56 (7.24%) IaaS
4 47 (6.07%) Office 365
5 37 (4.78%) PaaS
6 36 (4.65%) GCP
7 18 (2.33%) Cloud Computing
8 16 (2.07%) SaaS
9 13 (1.68%) Azure Active Directory
9 13 (1.68%) Serverless
10 10 (1.29%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 8 (1.03%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 6 (0.78%) Amazon EC2
13 5 (0.65%) Amazon S3
13 5 (0.65%) AWS CloudFormation
13 5 (0.65%) Azure Stack
14 4 (0.52%) OneDrive
14 4 (0.52%) OpenShift
14 4 (0.52%) Power Platform
15 3 (0.39%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 153 (19.77%) Firewall
2 124 (16.02%) WAN
3 87 (11.24%) LAN
4 59 (7.62%) VPN
5 58 (7.49%) Cisco Nexus
6 52 (6.72%) Wireless
7 50 (6.46%) DNS
8 44 (5.68%) MPLS
9 43 (5.56%) SAN
10 40 (5.17%) Network Security
11 38 (4.91%) BGP
12 36 (4.65%) DHCP
13 34 (4.39%) OSPF
14 32 (4.13%) Wi-Fi
15 30 (3.88%) VSAN
16 29 (3.75%) Internet
17 28 (3.62%) Cisco ASA
18 25 (3.23%) TCP/IP
19 21 (2.71%) SSL
20 20 (2.58%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (5.04%) SQL Server
2 19 (2.45%) DB2
3 11 (1.42%) Big Data
4 9 (1.16%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (0.90%) MySQL
6 6 (0.78%) Oracle Database
7 5 (0.65%) Amazon RDS
7 5 (0.65%) GIS
7 5 (0.65%) Hadoop
7 5 (0.65%) MariaDB
7 5 (0.65%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (0.65%) Relational Database
8 4 (0.52%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 4 (0.52%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (0.52%) SQL Server 2016
9 3 (0.39%) Azure SQL Database
9 3 (0.39%) Power BI
9 3 (0.39%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (0.39%) SQL Server 2014
10 2 (0.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 21 (2.71%) JIRA
2 15 (1.94%) Jenkins
3 13 (1.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 13 (1.68%) Bitbucket
3 13 (1.68%) Sonatype Nexus
4 9 (1.16%) Git (software)
5 6 (0.78%) GitLab
5 6 (0.78%) Hudson
6 5 (0.65%) Burp Suite
7 4 (0.52%) ERwin
7 4 (0.52%) Octopus Deploy
8 3 (0.39%) FishEye
8 3 (0.39%) GoCD
8 3 (0.39%) RStudio
8 3 (0.39%) SonarQube
8 3 (0.39%) TeamCity
8 3 (0.39%) TestDirector
9 2 (0.26%) CF BOSH
9 2 (0.26%) IBM UrbanCode
10 1 (0.13%) Travis CI
General
1 135 (17.44%) Finance
2 68 (8.79%) Public Sector
3 59 (7.62%) Telecoms
4 38 (4.91%) Banking
5 18 (2.33%) Back Office
6 16 (2.07%) Manufacturing
7 15 (1.94%) Front Office
8 12 (1.55%) Marketing
8 12 (1.55%) Retail
9 11 (1.42%) Electronics
10 7 (0.90%) Law
10 7 (0.90%) Legal
11 6 (0.78%) Financial Institution
11 6 (0.78%) Local Government
12 5 (0.65%) Publishing
13 4 (0.52%) Billing
14 3 (0.39%) Investment Banking
14 3 (0.39%) Retail Banking
15 2 (0.26%) Military
15 2 (0.26%) Police
Job Titles
1 175 (22.61%) Architect
2 67 (8.66%) Network Engineer
3 57 (7.36%) Project Manager
4 53 (6.85%) Consultant
5 44 (5.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 43 (5.56%) Cloud Architect
7 41 (5.30%) Solutions Architect
8 39 (5.04%) Infrastructure Architect
9 38 (4.91%) Network Architect
10 34 (4.39%) Data Centre Engineer
11 32 (4.13%) Analyst
12 31 (4.01%) Data Centre Manager
13 29 (3.75%) Cloud Engineer
14 28 (3.62%) Azure Engineer
15 27 (3.49%) DevOps Engineer
15 27 (3.49%) Infrastructure Manager
15 27 (3.49%) VMware Engineer
16 24 (3.10%) Developer
17 22 (2.84%) IT Manager
17 22 (2.84%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (2.07%) JSON
1 16 (2.07%) Middleware
2 14 (1.81%) React
3 12 (1.55%) XML
4 9 (1.16%) REST
4 9 (1.16%) Spine.js
5 8 (1.03%) .NET
5 8 (1.03%) YAML
6 7 (0.90%) HTML
6 7 (0.90%) SAML
6 7 (0.90%) Web Services
6 7 (0.90%) WebSphere MQ
7 6 (0.78%) 802.1X
7 6 (0.78%) Spring
7 6 (0.78%) Task Parallel Library
8 5 (0.65%) .NET Framework
8 5 (0.65%) Anaconda
8 5 (0.65%) OAuth
8 5 (0.65%) Software Packaging
9 4 (0.52%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 41 (5.30%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (3.49%) Self-Motivation
3 26 (3.36%) PKI
3 26 (3.36%) Private Cloud
3 26 (3.36%) Public Cloud
4 20 (2.58%) Hybrid Cloud
5 19 (2.45%) Replication
6 16 (2.07%) Mainframe
7 15 (1.94%) Cloud Native
7 15 (1.94%) Management Information System
7 15 (1.94%) User Experience
8 14 (1.81%) Virtual Team
9 13 (1.68%) CMDB
10 10 (1.29%) Clustering
11 9 (1.16%) Video Conferencing
12 8 (1.03%) Derivative
13 7 (0.90%) Security Operations Centre
14 6 (0.78%) NHS
15 5 (0.65%) CCTV
15 5 (0.65%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 160 (20.67%) Windows
2 104 (13.44%) Linux
3 59 (7.62%) Windows Server
4 33 (4.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 31 (4.01%) Unix
6 24 (3.10%) Solaris
7 21 (2.71%) Windows Server 2012
8 20 (2.58%) Windows Server 2016
9 17 (2.20%) Windows 10
10 14 (1.81%) AIX
11 12 (1.55%) Ubuntu
12 10 (1.29%) CentOS
12 10 (1.29%) Windows Server 2008
12 10 (1.29%) Windows Server 2019
13 9 (1.16%) Windows 7
14 8 (1.03%) HPUX
15 7 (0.90%) VMS
15 7 (0.90%) zOS
16 5 (0.65%) Debian
16 5 (0.65%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 194 (25.06%) Migration
2 109 (14.08%) Agile Software Development
3 95 (12.27%) DevOps
4 83 (10.72%) ITIL
5 61 (7.88%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 57 (7.36%) Stakeholder Management
7 56 (7.24%) Project Management
8 49 (6.33%) Change Management
9 40 (5.17%) Service Management
10 39 (5.04%) Disaster Recovery
10 39 (5.04%) Problem-Solving
11 38 (4.91%) Project Delivery
12 36 (4.65%) SIEM
13 33 (4.26%) Network Design
14 32 (4.13%) Cybersecurity
14 32 (4.13%) Load Balancing
14 32 (4.13%) Programme Management
14 32 (4.13%) TOGAF
15 30 (3.88%) Scrum
16 28 (3.62%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 71 (9.17%) Python
2 51 (6.59%) PowerShell
3 48 (6.20%) SQL
4 28 (3.62%) JavaScript
5 18 (2.33%) Bash Shell
6 16 (2.07%) C
6 16 (2.07%) C#
7 14 (1.81%) Java
7 14 (1.81%) Perl
8 6 (0.78%) Ruby
9 4 (0.52%) R
9 4 (0.52%) T-SQL
9 4 (0.52%) TypeScript
10 3 (0.39%) C++
10 3 (0.39%) VBA
11 2 (0.26%) Go
12 1 (0.13%) Apex Code
12 1 (0.13%) ES6
12 1 (0.13%) Scala
12 1 (0.13%) sed
Qualifications
1 186 (24.03%) Security Cleared
2 153 (19.77%) SC Cleared
3 86 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
4 52 (6.72%) CCNP
5 37 (4.78%) CCIE
6 27 (3.49%) Microsoft Certification
7 26 (3.36%) CCNA
8 25 (3.23%) DV Cleared
9 22 (2.84%) Degree
9 22 (2.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 21 (2.71%) CISSP
10 21 (2.71%) MCSE
11 11 (1.42%) MCSA
12 9 (1.16%) TOGAF Certification
13 8 (1.03%) PMP
13 8 (1.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 7 (0.90%) BPSS Clearance
15 6 (0.78%) CCIE Data Center
15 6 (0.78%) VCAP
15 6 (0.78%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (2.71%) SLA
2 17 (2.20%) Data Quality
3 10 (1.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (1.29%) NCSC
3 10 (1.29%) NIST
4 8 (1.03%) GDPR
4 8 (1.03%) OASIS TOSCA
5 6 (0.78%) PMO
5 6 (0.78%) QA
6 5 (0.65%) COBIT
7 4 (0.52%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.26%) ISAE 3402
8 2 (0.26%) ISO 22301
8 2 (0.26%) ISO 31000
8 2 (0.26%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 2 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 2 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 2 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 116 (14.99%) VMware Infrastructure
2 102 (13.18%) Active Directory
3 56 (7.24%) VMware ESXi
3 56 (7.24%) VMware NSX
4 52 (6.72%) Docker
5 47 (6.07%) vSphere
6 27 (3.49%) Virtual Machines
7 21 (2.71%) Hyper-V
8 14 (1.81%) KVM
8 14 (1.81%) NFS
9 10 (1.29%) LXC
10 8 (1.03%) vCloud
10 8 (1.03%) VMware Server
10 8 (1.03%) XenApp
10 8 (1.03%) XenDesktop
11 7 (0.90%) Virtual Desktop
12 6 (0.78%) Oracle RAC
12 6 (0.78%) Virtual Servers
13 5 (0.65%) Firmware
14 3 (0.39%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 66 (8.53%) Ansible
1 66 (8.53%) Kubernetes
2 56 (7.24%) Terraform
3 41 (5.30%) Puppet
4 36 (4.65%) vCenter Server
5 33 (4.26%) vRealize
6 28 (3.62%) Opscode Chef
7 19 (2.45%) SCCM
8 14 (1.81%) FortiGate
9 11 (1.42%) Prometheus
10 10 (1.29%) Grafana
10 10 (1.29%) PowerCLI
11 9 (1.16%) Nessus
11 9 (1.16%) NetBackup
11 9 (1.16%) SCOM
12 8 (1.03%) Cloudify
12 8 (1.03%) Docker Swarm
12 8 (1.03%) Juju
13 7 (0.90%) Single Sign-On
14 5 (0.65%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 208 (26.87%) Cisco
2 159 (20.54%) VMware
3 146 (18.86%) Microsoft
4 65 (8.40%) Juniper
5 54 (6.98%) Dell
6 53 (6.85%) Oracle
7 51 (6.59%) F5
8 49 (6.33%) CheckPoint
9 45 (5.81%) HP
10 44 (5.68%) Citrix
11 37 (4.78%) Palo Alto
11 37 (4.78%) Red Hat
12 34 (4.39%) Fortinet
13 29 (3.75%) IBM
14 26 (3.36%) SolarWinds
15 25 (3.23%) Splunk
16 21 (2.71%) Aruba
16 21 (2.71%) NetApp
17 20 (2.58%) SAP
18 19 (2.45%) Veeam