Period
to 13 April 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 13 April 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
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 110 85 99
Rank change year-on-year -25 +14 +12
Contract jobs citing Data Centre 920 1,430 2,244
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 2.21% 2.66% 2.54%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.53% 8.22% 7.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 633 1,011 1,454
10th Percentile £304 £250 £293
25th Percentile £400 £356 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £450 £450
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.86%
75th Percentile £573 £571 £538
90th Percentile £650 £650 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 33 56
10th Percentile £18.50 £16.20 £14.85
25th Percentile £22.42 £16.50 £15.25
Median hourly rate £43.75 £21.00 £19.94
Median % change year-on-year +108.33% +5.32% -9.36%
75th Percentile £53.00 £39.25 £40.13
90th Percentile £54.25 £47.94 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £51.00 £21.00 £25.67
% change year-on-year +142.86% -18.19% +14.09%

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 14,083 17,390 28,340
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 33.79% 32.29% 32.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,407 11,432 18,993
10th Percentile £263 £241 £281
25th Percentile £375 £363 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £495 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +4.21% - +2.70%
75th Percentile £600 £588 £575
90th Percentile £700 £675 £675
UK median daily rate £488 £474 £475
% change year-on-year +2.78% -0.14% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 603 757 856
10th Percentile £12.39 £12.44 £11.85
25th Percentile £16.24 £15.75 £14.71
Median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £20.86
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% +7.89% -0.69%
75th Percentile £45.00 £44.50 £43.00
90th Percentile £56.50 £52.50 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £22.86 £20.60
% change year-on-year +9.35% +11.01% -0.18%

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 13 April 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 13 April 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 13 April 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 -24 436 £500 - 91
South East +5 164 £475 +11.76% 61
North of England -44 77 £458 +13.31% 65
Midlands -42 63 £450 +12.50% 46
South West +12 54 £413 -13.16% 23
East of England +15 53 £388 -8.82% 28
West Midlands -32 40 £450 +12.50% 31
Yorkshire -12 34 £475 +20.25% 22
North West -43 34 £456 +7.35% 39
East Midlands -6 18 £450 +85.57% 15
North East +13 8 £400 -5.88% 4
Data Centre
UK

For the 6 months to 13 April 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.

1 249 (27.07%) Azure
2 240 (26.09%) Migration
3 206 (22.39%) Security Cleared
4 203 (22.07%) VMware
4 203 (22.07%) Cisco
5 196 (21.30%) Windows
6 171 (18.59%) Microsoft
7 167 (18.15%) Finance
8 161 (17.50%) Firewall
9 157 (17.07%) SC Cleared
9 157 (17.07%) AWS
10 156 (16.96%) VMware Infrastructure
11 139 (15.11%) WAN
12 131 (14.24%) Linux
13 122 (13.26%) DevOps
14 111 (12.07%) Agile Software Development
15 110 (11.96%) Active Directory
16 108 (11.74%) LAN
17 96 (10.43%) Cisco Certification
18 95 (10.33%) ITIL
19 87 (9.46%) Windows Server
20 84 (9.13%) Infrastructure Engineering
21 83 (9.02%) Kubernetes
22 80 (8.70%) PowerShell
23 79 (8.59%) Terraform
24 75 (8.15%) Docker
25 74 (8.04%) Python
26 72 (7.83%) VMware ESXi
27 71 (7.72%) Project Management
28 68 (7.39%) Stakeholder Management

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 25 (2.72%) OpenStack
2 19 (2.07%) Confluence
3 14 (1.52%) SharePoint
4 12 (1.30%) WebSphere
5 10 (1.09%) MS Exchange
6 8 (0.87%) Apache
7 5 (0.54%) CICS
8 4 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (0.43%) IIS
8 4 (0.43%) nginx
9 2 (0.22%) Cloud Foundry
9 2 (0.22%) MQSeries
9 2 (0.22%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.22%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.11%) ArcGIS
10 1 (0.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.11%) CMS
10 1 (0.11%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (0.11%) Smallworld
Applications
1 24 (2.61%) MS Visio
2 19 (2.07%) Microsoft Office
3 14 (1.52%) Microsoft Project
4 12 (1.30%) Microsoft Excel
5 11 (1.20%) AutoCAD
6 9 (0.98%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 5 (0.54%) Revit
8 1 (0.11%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.11%) CorelDRAW
8 1 (0.11%) FrameMaker
Business Applications
1 5 (0.54%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.33%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.22%) Cerner Millennium
3 2 (0.22%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (0.22%) Orchard Housing
4 1 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.11%) Maximo
4 1 (0.11%) Sentinel
4 1 (0.11%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 1 (0.11%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 249 (27.07%) Azure
2 157 (17.07%) AWS
3 64 (6.96%) IaaS
4 55 (5.98%) Microsoft 365
5 45 (4.89%) GCP
6 42 (4.57%) PaaS
7 22 (2.39%) SaaS
8 21 (2.28%) Azure Active Directory
9 18 (1.96%) Cloud Computing
10 11 (1.20%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 10 (1.09%) Serverless
12 9 (0.98%) Azure ExpressRoute
12 9 (0.98%) Azure Stack
13 8 (0.87%) Power Platform
14 7 (0.76%) OpenShift
15 6 (0.65%) GitHub
16 5 (0.54%) Amazon S3
16 5 (0.54%) AWS CloudFormation
17 3 (0.33%) Amazon ECS
17 3 (0.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 161 (17.50%) Firewall
2 139 (15.11%) WAN
3 108 (11.74%) LAN
4 67 (7.28%) Wireless
5 65 (7.07%) Cisco Nexus
6 62 (6.74%) VPN
7 53 (5.76%) SAN
8 51 (5.54%) DNS
9 42 (4.57%) OSPF
10 41 (4.46%) BGP
10 41 (4.46%) MPLS
11 39 (4.24%) DHCP
11 39 (4.24%) Network Security
12 36 (3.91%) Internet
12 36 (3.91%) VSAN
13 31 (3.37%) Cisco ASA
14 29 (3.15%) TCP/IP
15 28 (3.04%) Wi-Fi
16 24 (2.61%) NAS
16 24 (2.61%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (4.13%) SQL Server
2 17 (1.85%) DB2
3 11 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
4 10 (1.09%) Big Data
4 10 (1.09%) Oracle Database
5 8 (0.87%) Relational Database
6 7 (0.76%) Amazon RDS
6 7 (0.76%) GIS
6 7 (0.76%) Power BI
7 6 (0.65%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 6 (0.65%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (0.43%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 4 (0.43%) MySQL
8 4 (0.43%) SQL Server 2016
9 3 (0.33%) Data Vault
9 3 (0.33%) Hadoop
9 3 (0.33%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (0.33%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (0.33%) SQL Server 2014
10 2 (0.22%) Electronic Patient Records
Development Applications
1 21 (2.28%) JIRA
2 19 (2.07%) Jenkins
3 11 (1.20%) Sonatype Nexus
4 10 (1.09%) GitLab
4 10 (1.09%) Hudson
5 9 (0.98%) Bitbucket
6 8 (0.87%) Git (software)
7 7 (0.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 5 (0.54%) Burp Suite
8 5 (0.54%) Visual Studio
9 3 (0.33%) Chocolatey
9 3 (0.33%) IBM UrbanCode
9 3 (0.33%) RStudio
9 3 (0.33%) TeamCity
10 2 (0.22%) CF BOSH
10 2 (0.22%) ERwin
10 2 (0.22%) FishEye
10 2 (0.22%) SonarQube
11 1 (0.11%) git-flow
11 1 (0.11%) Travis CI
General
1 167 (18.15%) Finance
2 64 (6.96%) Telecoms
3 53 (5.76%) Public Sector
4 45 (4.89%) Banking
5 17 (1.85%) Back Office
6 16 (1.74%) Front Office
7 12 (1.30%) Retail
8 10 (1.09%) Manufacturing
9 9 (0.98%) Electronics
10 6 (0.65%) Billing
10 6 (0.65%) Legal
10 6 (0.65%) Publishing
11 5 (0.54%) Financial Institution
11 5 (0.54%) Investment Banking
12 4 (0.43%) Law
12 4 (0.43%) Local Government
12 4 (0.43%) Marketing
12 4 (0.43%) Police
13 2 (0.22%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.11%) French Language
Job Titles
1 188 (20.43%) Architect
2 94 (10.22%) Project Manager
3 74 (8.04%) Network Engineer
4 61 (6.63%) Consultant
5 58 (6.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 49 (5.33%) Cloud Engineer
7 46 (5.00%) Infrastructure Manager
7 46 (5.00%) Solutions Architect
8 44 (4.78%) Data Centre Engineer
8 44 (4.78%) Infrastructure Architect
9 37 (4.02%) DevOps Engineer
10 36 (3.91%) Azure Engineer
10 36 (3.91%) Cloud Architect
10 36 (3.91%) Data Centre Manager
11 34 (3.70%) Analyst
11 34 (3.70%) Network Architect
12 32 (3.48%) Infrastructure Project Manager
13 25 (2.72%) Security Engineer
14 24 (2.61%) AWS Engineer
15 23 (2.50%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (2.93%) JSON
1 27 (2.93%) XML
2 24 (2.61%) Middleware
3 20 (2.17%) YAML
4 18 (1.96%) Spine.js
5 15 (1.63%) React
6 9 (0.98%) WebSphere MQ
7 8 (0.87%) .NET
7 8 (0.87%) REST
8 6 (0.65%) HTML
8 6 (0.65%) Web Services
9 5 (0.54%) 802.1X
9 5 (0.54%) Jinja
9 5 (0.54%) RabbitMQ
9 5 (0.54%) Spring
9 5 (0.54%) Task Parallel Library
10 4 (0.43%) Kafka
10 4 (0.43%) LDAP
11 3 (0.33%) .NET Framework
11 3 (0.33%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 56 (6.09%) Public Cloud
2 50 (5.43%) Analytical Skills
3 32 (3.48%) Private Cloud
4 29 (3.15%) Cloud Native
5 28 (3.04%) Hybrid Cloud
6 23 (2.50%) PKI
7 22 (2.39%) CMDB
8 21 (2.28%) Management Information System
8 21 (2.28%) Self-Motivation
9 20 (2.17%) Replication
10 18 (1.96%) Clustering
11 17 (1.85%) Derivative
12 16 (1.74%) Virtual Team
13 9 (0.98%) Mainframe
13 9 (0.98%) User Experience
13 9 (0.98%) Video Conferencing
14 8 (0.87%) NHS
15 7 (0.76%) CCTV
15 7 (0.76%) Greenfield Project
16 6 (0.65%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 196 (21.30%) Windows
2 131 (14.24%) Linux
3 87 (9.46%) Windows Server
4 43 (4.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 40 (4.35%) Unix
6 29 (3.15%) Windows Server 2016
7 27 (2.93%) Solaris
8 21 (2.28%) Windows Server 2012
9 20 (2.17%) Windows 10
10 19 (2.07%) Windows Server 2008
11 17 (1.85%) AIX
12 13 (1.41%) HPUX
13 10 (1.09%) Windows 7
14 9 (0.98%) Windows Server 2019
15 8 (0.87%) Ubuntu
15 8 (0.87%) VMS
15 8 (0.87%) Windows Server 2003
16 6 (0.65%) CentOS
16 6 (0.65%) Kali Linux
16 6 (0.65%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 240 (26.09%) Migration
2 122 (13.26%) DevOps
3 111 (12.07%) Agile Software Development
4 95 (10.33%) ITIL
5 84 (9.13%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 71 (7.72%) Project Management
7 68 (7.39%) Stakeholder Management
8 64 (6.96%) Network Design
9 51 (5.54%) Change Management
10 44 (4.78%) Service Management
11 43 (4.67%) Load Balancing
12 40 (4.35%) Problem-Solving
13 39 (4.24%) Use Case
14 37 (4.02%) Project Delivery
15 36 (3.91%) Disaster Recovery
16 34 (3.70%) Programme Management
17 32 (3.48%) Configuration Management
17 32 (3.48%) Cybersecurity
17 32 (3.48%) SIEM
18 31 (3.37%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 80 (8.70%) PowerShell
2 74 (8.04%) Python
3 56 (6.09%) SQL
4 31 (3.37%) JavaScript
5 25 (2.72%) Bash Shell
6 14 (1.52%) C#
7 13 (1.41%) Java
8 11 (1.20%) Perl
9 9 (0.98%) C
9 9 (0.98%) TypeScript
10 8 (0.87%) Shell Script
11 7 (0.76%) PHP
12 5 (0.54%) Ruby
13 4 (0.43%) R
13 4 (0.43%) T-SQL
14 3 (0.33%) C++
14 3 (0.33%) Go
15 2 (0.22%) Scala
15 2 (0.22%) VB.NET
16 1 (0.11%) sed
Qualifications
1 206 (22.39%) Security Cleared
2 157 (17.07%) SC Cleared
3 96 (10.43%) Cisco Certification
4 62 (6.74%) CCNP
5 43 (4.67%) CCIE
6 35 (3.80%) DV Cleared
7 34 (3.70%) Degree
8 30 (3.26%) CCNA
9 22 (2.39%) CISSP
10 20 (2.17%) Microsoft Certification
11 18 (1.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 13 (1.41%) MCSE
12 13 (1.41%) PMP
13 11 (1.20%) TOGAF Certification
14 8 (0.87%) MCSA
15 7 (0.76%) CCSP
15 7 (0.76%) CISM
15 7 (0.76%) PMI Certification
15 7 (0.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 7 (0.76%) RHCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (2.72%) SLA
2 21 (2.28%) Data Quality
3 17 (1.85%) OASIS TOSCA
4 13 (1.41%) QA
5 11 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 8 (0.87%) NCSC
6 8 (0.87%) NIST
7 7 (0.76%) GDPR
8 5 (0.54%) COBIT
8 5 (0.54%) PMO
9 4 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 3 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 2 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 2 (0.22%) PCI DSS
11 2 (0.22%) SEPA
12 1 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials
12 1 (0.11%) ISAE 3402
12 1 (0.11%) ISO 22301
12 1 (0.11%) ISO 31000
12 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 17025
System Software
1 156 (16.96%) VMware Infrastructure
2 110 (11.96%) Active Directory
3 75 (8.15%) Docker
4 72 (7.83%) VMware ESXi
5 57 (6.20%) vSphere
6 44 (4.78%) VMware NSX
7 39 (4.24%) Hyper-V
8 31 (3.37%) Virtual Machines
9 22 (2.39%) KVM
10 19 (2.07%) LXC
11 17 (1.85%) XenApp
12 13 (1.41%) Microsoft App-V
13 8 (0.87%) NFS
14 7 (0.76%) Virtual Servers
14 7 (0.76%) VMware Server
14 7 (0.76%) XenDesktop
15 6 (0.65%) Firmware
15 6 (0.65%) Virtual Desktop
16 5 (0.54%) vCloud
16 5 (0.54%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 83 (9.02%) Kubernetes
2 79 (8.59%) Terraform
3 62 (6.74%) Ansible
4 45 (4.89%) Puppet
5 39 (4.24%) vRealize
6 38 (4.13%) vCenter Server
7 34 (3.70%) Opscode Chef
8 21 (2.28%) SCCM
9 20 (2.17%) Prometheus
10 19 (2.07%) Grafana
11 17 (1.85%) Cloudify
11 17 (1.85%) Docker Swarm
11 17 (1.85%) Juju
12 14 (1.52%) Nessus
12 14 (1.52%) vRealize Orchestrator
13 12 (1.30%) PowerCLI
14 11 (1.20%) NetBackup
15 10 (1.09%) Tivoli
16 8 (0.87%) FortiGate
17 7 (0.76%) WSUS
Vendors
1 203 (22.07%) Cisco
1 203 (22.07%) VMware
2 171 (18.59%) Microsoft
3 67 (7.28%) Oracle
4 60 (6.52%) Juniper
5 55 (5.98%) Citrix
5 55 (5.98%) Dell
6 50 (5.43%) F5
6 50 (5.43%) HP
7 47 (5.11%) Red Hat
8 44 (4.78%) CheckPoint
9 42 (4.57%) IBM
10 36 (3.91%) Palo Alto
11 35 (3.80%) Fortinet
12 29 (3.15%) Splunk
13 25 (2.72%) Google
14 23 (2.50%) SolarWinds
15 19 (2.07%) Aruba
15 19 (2.07%) BMC
15 19 (2.07%) Zscaler