Period
to

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 20 May 2022 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
20 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 108 115 94
Rank change year-on-year +7 -21 +11
Contract jobs citing Data Centre 1,728 1,030 1,066
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 2.43% 2.24% 2.44%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 7.52% 7.19% 8.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,239 702 757
10th Percentile £310 £300 £233
25th Percentile £413 £400 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £520 £475 £450
Median % change year-on-year +9.47% +5.56% -
75th Percentile £600 £575 £550
90th Percentile £688 £650 £650
UK median daily rate £520 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +9.47% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 23 17
10th Percentile £15.25 £21.28 £14.40
25th Percentile £20.75 £24.25 £18.25
Median hourly rate £27.63 £40.00 £22.50
Median % change year-on-year -30.94% +77.78% +18.42%
75th Percentile £69.05 £52.00 £39.25
90th Percentile £69.68 £55.30 £50.39
UK median hourly rate £28.75 £47.50 £33.25
% change year-on-year -39.47% +42.88% +74.70%

Data Centre is in the General and Transferable 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 Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 22,981 14,327 13,118
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 32.38% 31.11% 30.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,444 9,590 8,679
10th Percentile £306 £288 £258
25th Percentile £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £475
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% -
75th Percentile £675 £613 £600
90th Percentile £775 £700 £700
UK median daily rate £550 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 654 560 535
10th Percentile £14.25 £12.45 £12.61
25th Percentile £17.50 £16.50 £15.93
Median hourly rate £26.98 £26.00 £22.50
Median % change year-on-year +3.77% +15.56% +7.14%
75th Percentile £49.57 £47.94 £44.75
90th Percentile £67.36 £60.00 £53.00
UK median hourly rate £27.00 £26.00 £22.91
% change year-on-year +3.85% +13.49% +10.41%

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 20 May 2022.

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 20 May 2022.

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 20 May 2022. 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
Jobs
London +6 821 £540 +8.00% 118
South East +10 277 £450 -5.26% 48
North of England -5 192 £456 +7.35% 38
Midlands -5 119 £475 +5.56% 34
North West -4 101 £420 +3.38% 19
South West +15 98 £513 +15.17% 13
Yorkshire -1 83 £475 - 14
West Midlands -28 78 £475 +5.56% 16
East of England -29 69 £483 +20.63% 19
East Midlands +1 40 £475 -0.26% 17
North East -4 9 £550 +29.41% 5
Data Centre
UK

For the 6 months to 20 May 2022, 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.

1 547 (31.66%) Migration
2 439 (25.41%) Azure
3 416 (24.07%) Finance
4 397 (22.97%) VMware
5 384 (22.22%) Windows
6 376 (21.76%) Social Skills
7 347 (20.08%) Cisco
8 343 (19.85%) Microsoft
9 332 (19.21%) Firewall
10 305 (17.65%) Security Cleared
11 292 (16.90%) AWS
12 276 (15.97%) VMware Infrastructure
13 272 (15.74%) Agile
14 265 (15.34%) Project Management
15 260 (15.05%) Linux
16 258 (14.93%) SC Cleared
17 244 (14.12%) WAN
18 222 (12.85%) ITIL
19 210 (12.15%) LAN
20 208 (12.04%) Active Directory
21 202 (11.69%) Windows Server
22 183 (10.59%) DevOps
23 165 (9.55%) Project Delivery
24 156 (9.03%) Infrastructure Engineering
25 149 (8.62%) Cisco Certification
26 144 (8.33%) Problem-Solving
27 143 (8.28%) Stakeholder Management
28 135 (7.81%) Microsoft 365
29 134 (7.75%) Network Security
30 133 (7.70%) Service 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 42 (2.43%) SharePoint
2 31 (1.79%) Confluence
3 24 (1.39%) Tomcat
4 22 (1.27%) Apache
5 21 (1.22%) MS Exchange
6 20 (1.16%) OpenStack
7 18 (1.04%) JBoss
7 18 (1.04%) WebSphere
8 15 (0.87%) MTS
8 15 (0.87%) Skype for Business
9 14 (0.81%) Apache Qpid
10 12 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2013
11 10 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2010
12 9 (0.52%) nginx
13 8 (0.46%) Apache Spark
14 7 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2007
14 7 (0.41%) IIS
14 7 (0.41%) Oracle 9iAS
14 7 (0.41%) Oracle Application Server
15 6 (0.35%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 67 (3.88%) Microsoft Office
2 49 (2.84%) Microsoft Project
3 37 (2.14%) Microsoft Excel
4 25 (1.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 23 (1.33%) MS Visio
6 15 (0.87%) Chatbot
7 4 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.12%) AutoCAD
8 2 (0.12%) Revit
9 1 (0.058%) Snagit
Business Applications
1 15 (0.87%) BondVision
2 9 (0.52%) Oracle Applications
3 8 (0.46%) Remedy ITSM
4 7 (0.41%) Oracle 11i
4 7 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (0.23%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
5 4 (0.23%) Teamcenter
6 3 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
6 3 (0.17%) RMDS
6 3 (0.17%) SAP S/4HANA
6 3 (0.17%) Sentinel
7 2 (0.12%) Cloudability
8 1 (0.058%) CA PPM
8 1 (0.058%) Dynamics GP
8 1 (0.058%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.058%) NetSuite
8 1 (0.058%) Oracle Cash Management
8 1 (0.058%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 1 (0.058%) R3 Corda
8 1 (0.058%) SnowdropKCS
Cloud Services
1 439 (25.41%) Azure
2 292 (16.90%) AWS
3 135 (7.81%) Microsoft 365
4 82 (4.75%) SaaS
5 81 (4.69%) IaaS
6 71 (4.11%) GCP
7 49 (2.84%) PaaS
8 31 (1.79%) Azure Active Directory
9 20 (1.16%) Cloud Computing
10 18 (1.04%) Serverless
11 16 (0.93%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 16 (0.93%) OpenShift
12 13 (0.75%) OneDrive
13 12 (0.69%) AWS CloudFormation
13 12 (0.69%) GitHub
13 12 (0.69%) Nutanix
13 12 (0.69%) Rubrik
14 11 (0.64%) Amazon EKS
15 10 (0.58%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 9 (0.52%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 332 (19.21%) Firewall
2 244 (14.12%) WAN
3 210 (12.15%) LAN
4 134 (7.75%) Network Security
5 117 (6.77%) DNS
6 109 (6.31%) Wireless
7 101 (5.84%) VPN
8 96 (5.56%) BGP
9 85 (4.92%) Internet
10 81 (4.69%) Wi-Fi
11 67 (3.88%) DHCP
12 64 (3.70%) MPLS
13 63 (3.65%) TCP/IP
14 61 (3.53%) OSPF
15 58 (3.36%) SAN
16 57 (3.30%) SD-WAN
17 53 (3.07%) Cisco Nexus
18 44 (2.55%) EIGRP
19 43 (2.49%) Cisco ASA
20 35 (2.03%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (3.70%) SQL Server
2 31 (1.79%) DB2
3 23 (1.33%) Relational Database
4 16 (0.93%) Apache Cassandra
5 14 (0.81%) PostgreSQL
6 13 (0.75%) Big Data
7 12 (0.69%) Oracle Database
8 10 (0.58%) Amazon RDS
8 10 (0.58%) Metadata
8 10 (0.58%) RDBMS
9 9 (0.52%) NoSQL
9 9 (0.52%) Oracle Reports
10 8 (0.46%) Data Warehouse
11 7 (0.41%) DTS
11 7 (0.41%) OLAP
11 7 (0.41%) OLTP
11 7 (0.41%) Oracle Database 10g
11 7 (0.41%) Oracle Database 11g
11 7 (0.41%) Oracle OLAP
12 6 (0.35%) BigQuery
Development Applications
1 63 (3.65%) JIRA
2 36 (2.08%) Git (software)
2 36 (2.08%) GitLab
3 32 (1.85%) Jenkins
4 25 (1.45%) Bitbucket
5 15 (0.87%) Team Foundation Server
6 12 (0.69%) SonarQube
7 10 (0.58%) Sonatype Nexus
8 9 (0.52%) git-flow
9 8 (0.46%) Oracle Forms
10 6 (0.35%) Crucible
10 6 (0.35%) FishEye
10 6 (0.35%) TeamCity
11 5 (0.29%) Artifactory
11 5 (0.29%) RSpec
11 5 (0.29%) Visual Studio
12 4 (0.23%) Terragrunt
13 3 (0.17%) Snyk
14 2 (0.12%) ER Studio
14 2 (0.12%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 416 (24.07%) Finance
2 376 (21.76%) Social Skills
3 124 (7.18%) Public Sector
4 105 (6.08%) Analytical Skills
5 100 (5.79%) Banking
6 92 (5.32%) Telecoms
7 71 (4.11%) Presentation Skills
8 46 (2.66%) Influencing Skills
9 38 (2.20%) Financial Institution
10 29 (1.68%) Documentation Skills
10 29 (1.68%) Retail
11 24 (1.39%) Organisational Skills
12 20 (1.16%) Legal
13 19 (1.10%) Law
14 16 (0.93%) Marketing
15 13 (0.75%) Manufacturing
16 11 (0.64%) Automotive
16 11 (0.64%) Military
17 10 (0.58%) Front Office
17 10 (0.58%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 305 (17.65%) Architect
2 289 (16.72%) Project Manager
3 125 (7.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 111 (6.42%) Infrastructure Manager
5 109 (6.31%) Network Engineer
6 101 (5.84%) Analyst
7 90 (5.21%) Infrastructure Architect
8 87 (5.03%) Infrastructure Project Manager
9 84 (4.86%) Data Centre Engineer
10 69 (3.99%) Consultant
10 69 (3.99%) DevOps Engineer
11 67 (3.88%) Data Centre Manager
12 59 (3.41%) Data Centre Project Manager
13 58 (3.36%) IT Manager
14 53 (3.07%) Solutions Architect
15 50 (2.89%) Support Engineer
16 48 (2.78%) Network Architect
17 47 (2.72%) Senior Manager
18 46 (2.66%) Business Analyst
19 43 (2.49%) Migration Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (2.03%) Middleware
2 26 (1.50%) WebSphere MQ
3 22 (1.27%) Web Services
4 20 (1.16%) Kafka
5 16 (0.93%) ARM Templates
6 14 (0.81%) REST
7 12 (0.69%) 802.1X
7 12 (0.69%) Elastic Stack
7 12 (0.69%) LDAP
8 10 (0.58%) .NET
8 10 (0.58%) JSON
8 10 (0.58%) YAML
9 9 (0.52%) RESTful
10 8 (0.46%) HTML
10 8 (0.46%) SOAP
11 7 (0.41%) J2EE
12 6 (0.35%) Angular 2
12 6 (0.35%) Node.js
12 6 (0.35%) SailPoint
13 5 (0.29%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 124 (7.18%) Public Cloud
2 82 (4.75%) Private Cloud
3 77 (4.46%) Management Information System
4 47 (2.72%) Data Protection Act
5 38 (2.20%) Hybrid Cloud
6 37 (2.14%) Cloud Native
7 34 (1.97%) Virtual Team
8 30 (1.74%) Enterprise Storage
9 28 (1.62%) PKI
9 28 (1.62%) Replication
10 26 (1.50%) Clustering
11 24 (1.39%) Self-Motivation
12 21 (1.22%) CMDB
13 18 (1.04%) NHS
14 17 (0.98%) Video Conferencing
15 16 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
15 16 (0.93%) Mainframe
16 15 (0.87%) Data Structures
16 15 (0.87%) Eurex
16 15 (0.87%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 384 (22.22%) Windows
2 260 (15.05%) Linux
3 202 (11.69%) Windows Server
4 71 (4.11%) Unix
5 48 (2.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 48 (2.78%) Windows 10
6 39 (2.26%) Windows Server 2016
7 31 (1.79%) Ubuntu
8 30 (1.74%) Windows Server 2012
9 27 (1.56%) Windows Server 2008
10 25 (1.45%) Solaris
11 24 (1.39%) Windows Server 2019
12 16 (0.93%) Windows 7
12 16 (0.93%) Windows Server 2003
13 15 (0.87%) CentOS
14 9 (0.52%) AIX
15 8 (0.46%) MVS
15 8 (0.46%) Oracle Linux
15 8 (0.46%) SUSE
15 8 (0.46%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 547 (31.66%) Migration
2 272 (15.74%) Agile
3 265 (15.34%) Project Management
4 222 (12.85%) ITIL
5 183 (10.59%) DevOps
6 165 (9.55%) Project Delivery
7 156 (9.03%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 144 (8.33%) Problem-Solving
9 143 (8.28%) Stakeholder Management
10 133 (7.70%) Service Management
11 117 (6.77%) PRINCE2
12 104 (6.02%) Change Management
13 102 (5.90%) Disaster Recovery
14 92 (5.32%) Load Balancing
15 91 (5.27%) High Availability
16 83 (4.80%) Network Design
17 82 (4.75%) ITSM
18 81 (4.69%) Decision-Making
19 79 (4.57%) Cybersecurity
20 75 (4.34%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 119 (6.89%) PowerShell
2 111 (6.42%) Python
3 82 (4.75%) SQL
4 57 (3.30%) Java
5 45 (2.60%) Bash
6 28 (1.62%) C
6 28 (1.62%) JavaScript
7 24 (1.39%) C#
7 24 (1.39%) Go
7 24 (1.39%) Perl
8 18 (1.04%) C++
9 14 (0.81%) Shell Script
10 8 (0.46%) PHP
11 7 (0.41%) Ruby
11 7 (0.41%) Scala
12 5 (0.29%) VBScript
13 3 (0.17%) Jython
14 2 (0.12%) Ada
14 2 (0.12%) Lisp
14 2 (0.12%) VB
Qualifications
1 305 (17.65%) Security Cleared
2 258 (14.93%) SC Cleared
3 149 (8.62%) Cisco Certification
4 113 (6.54%) Degree
5 86 (4.98%) CCNP
6 50 (2.89%) CCNA
7 44 (2.55%) CCIE
8 43 (2.49%) DV Cleared
9 40 (2.31%) Microsoft Certification
10 38 (2.20%) PMP
11 35 (2.03%) Computer Science Degree
12 30 (1.74%) PMI Certification
13 29 (1.68%) MCSE
14 28 (1.62%) ITIL Certification
15 24 (1.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 21 (1.22%) MCSA
17 19 (1.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 16 (0.93%) CCDP
18 16 (0.93%) CISSP
19 13 (0.75%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (3.07%) SLA
2 37 (2.14%) PMO
3 30 (1.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 16 (0.93%) QA
5 15 (0.87%) NIST
6 14 (0.81%) GDPR
7 9 (0.52%) Accessibility
8 8 (0.46%) PCI DSS
9 7 (0.41%) NIST 800
10 6 (0.35%) JSP 440
11 4 (0.23%) ISO 22301
11 4 (0.23%) ISO 9001
12 3 (0.17%) COBIT
12 3 (0.17%) Government Security Classifications
12 3 (0.17%) NCSC
12 3 (0.17%) PMBOK
12 3 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 2 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials
13 2 (0.12%) DICOM
13 2 (0.12%) HL7
System Software
1 276 (15.97%) VMware Infrastructure
2 208 (12.04%) Active Directory
3 95 (5.50%) vSphere
4 81 (4.69%) Docker
5 69 (3.99%) Virtual Machines
6 55 (3.18%) VMware NSX
7 49 (2.84%) VMware ESXi
8 48 (2.78%) Hyper-V
9 26 (1.50%) Firmware
10 22 (1.27%) Virtual Servers
11 21 (1.22%) Virtual Desktop
12 19 (1.10%) vCloud
13 13 (0.75%) EMC RecoverPoint
14 9 (0.52%) Microsoft App-V
14 9 (0.52%) Oracle RAC
15 8 (0.46%) NFS
15 8 (0.46%) XenApp
15 8 (0.46%) XenDesktop
16 7 (0.41%) Citrix Hypervisor
17 4 (0.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 132 (7.64%) Ansible
2 121 (7.00%) Terraform
3 112 (6.48%) Kubernetes
4 72 (4.17%) SCCM
5 42 (2.43%) vCenter Server
6 41 (2.37%) vRealize
7 35 (2.03%) VxRail
8 32 (1.85%) Puppet
9 27 (1.56%) Microsoft Intune
10 24 (1.39%) Active Directory Federation Services
11 23 (1.33%) Opscode Chef
11 23 (1.33%) Packer
12 22 (1.27%) SCOM
13 21 (1.22%) FortiGate
14 20 (1.16%) Salt
15 18 (1.04%) Single Sign-On
16 17 (0.98%) Avamar
17 16 (0.93%) Prometheus
18 15 (0.87%) NetBackup
19 14 (0.81%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 397 (22.97%) VMware
2 347 (20.08%) Cisco
3 343 (19.85%) Microsoft
4 114 (6.60%) Oracle
5 88 (5.09%) F5
6 86 (4.98%) Citrix
7 85 (4.92%) Red Hat
8 82 (4.75%) CheckPoint
9 77 (4.46%) Juniper
10 72 (4.17%) Palo Alto
11 71 (4.11%) Dell
12 62 (3.59%) ServiceNow
13 51 (2.95%) IBM
14 41 (2.37%) HP
15 37 (2.14%) Google
15 37 (2.14%) Meraki
16 36 (2.08%) Fortinet
17 35 (2.03%) Bloomberg
18 34 (1.97%) EMC
18 34 (1.97%) NetApp