Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 104 74 69
Rank change year-on-year -30 -5 +3
Contract jobs citing Data Centre 2,148 2,789 2,873
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.33% 3.08% 2.95%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.90% 9.40% 8.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,368 1,653 1,787
England median daily rate £425 £425 £425
10th Percentile £240 £281 £253
90th Percentile £607 £588 £588
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 87 84
England median hourly rate £20.00 £23.75 £31.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.79% -24.23% +40.88%
10th Percentile £14.13 £12.25 £12.80
90th Percentile £33.38 £55.00 £54.68
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £23.88 £30.00
% change year-on-year -16.23% -20.42% +25.00%

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 31,134 29,682 32,142
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 33.70% 32.82% 32.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 21,065 19,455 20,768
England median daily rate £450 £435 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% +3.16%
10th Percentile £265 £260 £250
90th Percentile £656 £625 £625
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 870 1,029 1,285
England median hourly rate £21.50 £20.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.88% +2.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.32 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.80 £47.50 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £21.70 £20.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +5.85% +2.50% +13.64%

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 17 January 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 17 January 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 17 January 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 -22 1,002 £450 - 263
South East -48 398 £425 +1.19% 101
Midlands +5 264 £350 -4.11% 55
North of England -46 250 £400 - 87
West Midlands -7 171 £375 +3.09% 36
East of England -17 162 £413 +6.45% 40
North West -50 130 £425 - 43
Yorkshire -14 100 £375 +1.69% 34
East Midlands +27 86 £325 -15.31% 18
South West -40 67 £400 +3.23% 29
North East -3 22 £315 -10.00% 10
Data Centre
UK

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Data Centre also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Data Centre.

1 576 (26.82%) Migration
2 554 (25.79%) Windows
3 501 (23.32%) Cisco
4 404 (18.81%) Firewall
5 397 (18.48%) VMware
6 387 (18.02%) Microsoft
7 369 (17.18%) Linux
8 357 (16.62%) WAN
9 352 (16.39%) Finance
10 319 (14.85%) LAN
11 293 (13.64%) ITIL
12 276 (12.85%) Windows Server
13 274 (12.76%) Security Cleared
14 273 (12.71%) Active Directory
15 246 (11.45%) Cisco Certification
16 239 (11.13%) VMware Infrastructure
17 236 (10.99%) Agile Software Development
18 233 (10.85%) Microsoft Azure
19 228 (10.61%) Amazon AWS
20 219 (10.20%) DNS
21 213 (9.92%) SC Cleared
22 195 (9.08%) Project Management
23 183 (8.52%) SAN
24 175 (8.15%) DevOps
25 171 (7.96%) Unix
26 161 (7.50%) PRINCE2
26 161 (7.50%) Citrix
27 157 (7.31%) VPN
28 155 (7.22%) CCNP
29 153 (7.12%) 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 75 (3.49%) MS Exchange
2 61 (2.84%) IIS
3 53 (2.47%) Tomcat
4 52 (2.42%) Apache
5 46 (2.14%) SharePoint
6 42 (1.96%) OpenStack
7 21 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2010
8 20 (0.93%) nginx
9 18 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2013
9 18 (0.84%) SAS
9 18 (0.84%) Skype for Business
10 15 (0.70%) JBoss
10 15 (0.70%) WebSphere
11 14 (0.65%) Elasticsearch
11 14 (0.65%) WebLogic
12 11 (0.51%) Apache Spark
12 11 (0.51%) Confluence
13 9 (0.42%) CMS
14 8 (0.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 8 (0.37%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 79 (3.68%) Microsoft Office
2 53 (2.47%) Microsoft Excel
3 46 (2.14%) MS Visio
4 38 (1.77%) Microsoft Project
5 24 (1.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 7 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (0.23%) Oracle Applications
3 4 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (0.19%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.093%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.093%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (0.093%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.047%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.047%) Infor M3
5 1 (0.047%) ION MarketView
5 1 (0.047%) Kondor
5 1 (0.047%) MetaTrader
5 1 (0.047%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.047%) Scribe Insight
Cloud Services
1 233 (10.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 228 (10.61%) Amazon AWS
3 120 (5.59%) Office 365
4 71 (3.31%) IaaS
5 67 (3.12%) PaaS
6 45 (2.09%) SaaS
7 38 (1.77%) Cloud Computing
8 20 (0.93%) GitHub
9 9 (0.42%) Azure Active Directory
10 8 (0.37%) AWS CloudFormation
11 7 (0.33%) OpenShift
12 6 (0.28%) Akamai
12 6 (0.28%) Amazon ELB
12 6 (0.28%) Mimecast
13 5 (0.23%) Google Cloud Platform
13 5 (0.23%) IBM Cloud
14 4 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
14 4 (0.19%) Serverless
14 4 (0.19%) SoftLayer
15 3 (0.14%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 404 (18.81%) Firewall
2 357 (16.62%) WAN
3 319 (14.85%) LAN
4 219 (10.20%) DNS
5 183 (8.52%) SAN
6 157 (7.31%) VPN
7 151 (7.03%) Cisco Nexus
8 145 (6.75%) Wireless
9 144 (6.70%) TCP/IP
10 133 (6.19%) Network Security
11 120 (5.59%) BGP
12 118 (5.49%) MPLS
13 112 (5.21%) Cisco ASA
14 108 (5.03%) DHCP
15 101 (4.70%) Internet
16 97 (4.52%) OSPF
17 69 (3.21%) VoIP
18 67 (3.12%) SSL
19 63 (2.93%) IPsec
20 53 (2.47%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 100 (4.66%) SQL Server
2 47 (2.19%) Hadoop
3 37 (1.72%) Big Data
4 29 (1.35%) MongoDB
5 28 (1.30%) MySQL
6 25 (1.16%) Relational Database
7 24 (1.12%) Oracle Database
8 21 (0.98%) PostgreSQL
9 20 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
9 20 (0.93%) NoSQL
9 20 (0.93%) RDBMS
10 13 (0.61%) SQL Server 2008
11 11 (0.51%) Oracle Exadata
12 9 (0.42%) Oracle BI EE
12 9 (0.42%) SQL Server 2012
12 9 (0.42%) SQL Server 2016
13 8 (0.37%) Apache Hive
13 8 (0.37%) OLAP
13 8 (0.37%) Oracle Reports
13 8 (0.37%) Redis
Development Applications
1 76 (3.54%) Jenkins
2 56 (2.61%) Git (software)
3 37 (1.72%) JIRA
4 16 (0.74%) Vagrant
5 13 (0.61%) TeamCity
6 12 (0.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 11 (0.51%) Zephyr
8 10 (0.47%) Octopus Deploy
9 7 (0.33%) Visual Studio
10 6 (0.28%) Ant
10 6 (0.28%) Team Foundation Server
11 5 (0.23%) Bitbucket
11 5 (0.23%) GoCD
11 5 (0.23%) NeoLoad
11 5 (0.23%) Sonatype Nexus
12 4 (0.19%) Artifactory
12 4 (0.19%) Visual Studio Team System
13 3 (0.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 3 (0.14%) LoadRunner
13 3 (0.14%) Maven
General
1 352 (16.39%) Finance
2 127 (5.91%) Banking
3 100 (4.66%) Telecoms
4 77 (3.58%) Law
5 42 (1.96%) Retail
6 28 (1.30%) Investment Banking
7 26 (1.21%) Legal
8 24 (1.12%) Manufacturing
9 17 (0.79%) Automotive
10 16 (0.74%) Financial Institution
11 12 (0.56%) French Language
11 12 (0.56%) German Language
12 11 (0.51%) Back Office
12 11 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
13 9 (0.42%) Marketing
14 8 (0.37%) Advertising
15 7 (0.33%) Local Government
16 5 (0.23%) Multimedia
16 5 (0.23%) Publishing
16 5 (0.23%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 358 (16.67%) Architect
2 259 (12.06%) Network Engineer
3 238 (11.08%) Project Manager
4 140 (6.52%) Infrastructure Manager
5 138 (6.42%) Analyst
6 134 (6.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 119 (5.54%) Consultant
8 98 (4.56%) Cisco Engineer
9 96 (4.47%) Data Centre Engineer
10 94 (4.38%) Data Centre Manager
10 94 (4.38%) Infrastructure Architect
11 89 (4.14%) Infrastructure Project Manager
12 82 (3.82%) DevOps Engineer
13 80 (3.72%) Cisco Network Engineer
14 69 (3.21%) Network Architect
15 66 (3.07%) Administrator
16 65 (3.03%) Cloud Engineer
17 60 (2.79%) IT Manager
18 52 (2.42%) Data Centre Project Manager
19 51 (2.37%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (2.37%) Web Services
2 35 (1.63%) Middleware
3 30 (1.40%) .NET
4 22 (1.02%) JSON
5 20 (0.93%) REST
6 11 (0.51%) LEMP Stack
7 10 (0.47%) XML
8 9 (0.42%) 802.1X
8 9 (0.42%) Elastic Stack
8 9 (0.42%) SOAP
9 8 (0.37%) Kafka
9 8 (0.37%) XMPP
10 7 (0.33%) LAPP Stack
10 7 (0.33%) RESTful
11 6 (0.28%) Node.js
11 6 (0.28%) RabbitMQ
11 6 (0.28%) Sensu
12 5 (0.23%) Software Packaging
13 4 (0.19%) J2EE
13 4 (0.19%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 95 (4.42%) Clustering
2 94 (4.38%) Analytical Skills
3 81 (3.77%) Management Information System
4 65 (3.03%) Public Cloud
5 59 (2.75%) PKI
6 49 (2.28%) Private Cloud
7 43 (2.00%) Replication
8 35 (1.63%) Hybrid Cloud
9 31 (1.44%) Computer Science
10 27 (1.26%) EMC VNX
11 24 (1.12%) Fat Client
11 24 (1.12%) Thin Client
12 18 (0.84%) Virtual Team
13 17 (0.79%) CMDB
14 16 (0.74%) Cloud Native
14 16 (0.74%) EMC VMAX
15 15 (0.70%) VxBlock/Vblock
16 14 (0.65%) Blackberry
16 14 (0.65%) Cyber Defence
17 13 (0.61%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 554 (25.79%) Windows
2 369 (17.18%) Linux
3 276 (12.85%) Windows Server
4 171 (7.96%) Unix
5 118 (5.49%) Windows Server 2012
6 100 (4.66%) Windows Server 2008
7 94 (4.38%) Windows Server 2003
8 92 (4.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 68 (3.17%) Solaris
10 67 (3.12%) AIX
11 43 (2.00%) Windows 7
12 32 (1.49%) Windows 10
13 25 (1.16%) CentOS
14 19 (0.88%) SUSE
15 17 (0.79%) HPUX
16 16 (0.74%) Ubuntu
17 12 (0.56%) Windows 8
18 10 (0.47%) Apple iOS
18 10 (0.47%) Windows XP
19 8 (0.37%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 576 (26.82%) Migration
2 293 (13.64%) ITIL
3 236 (10.99%) Agile Software Development
4 195 (9.08%) Project Management
5 175 (8.15%) DevOps
6 161 (7.50%) PRINCE2
7 153 (7.12%) Stakeholder Management
8 127 (5.91%) Change Management
8 127 (5.91%) Disaster Recovery
9 116 (5.40%) High Availability
10 114 (5.31%) Network Design
11 101 (4.70%) Programme Delivery
12 100 (4.66%) Load Balancing
13 86 (4.00%) Service Delivery
14 78 (3.63%) Service Management
15 73 (3.40%) Incident Management
16 68 (3.17%) Configuration Management
17 62 (2.89%) Scrum
18 60 (2.79%) Information Security
19 56 (2.61%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 129 (6.01%) PowerShell
2 112 (5.21%) Python
3 96 (4.47%) SQL
4 71 (3.31%) Bash Shell
5 70 (3.26%) Perl
6 66 (3.07%) Java
7 36 (1.68%) Ruby
8 27 (1.26%) Shell Script
9 26 (1.21%) Korn
10 18 (0.84%) C
11 17 (0.79%) JavaScript
12 14 (0.65%) C#
13 13 (0.61%) Go
14 12 (0.56%) C-shell
15 10 (0.47%) PHP
16 8 (0.37%) VBScript
17 4 (0.19%) AWK
17 4 (0.19%) PL/SQL
17 4 (0.19%) R
17 4 (0.19%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 274 (12.76%) Security Cleared
2 246 (11.45%) Cisco Certification
3 213 (9.92%) SC Cleared
4 155 (7.22%) CCNP
5 99 (4.61%) CCNA
6 89 (4.14%) Microsoft Certification
7 86 (4.00%) Degree
8 85 (3.96%) CCIE
9 77 (3.58%) MCSE
10 46 (2.14%) CISSP
11 40 (1.86%) PMP
12 38 (1.77%) PMI Certification
13 33 (1.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 30 (1.40%) DV Cleared
15 27 (1.26%) ITIL Certification
15 27 (1.26%) MCSA
16 26 (1.21%) MCP
17 23 (1.07%) CCDP
17 23 (1.07%) CISM
18 20 (0.93%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (2.84%) SLA
2 54 (2.51%) QA
3 49 (2.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 41 (1.91%) PCI DSS
5 30 (1.40%) PMO
6 17 (0.79%) GDPR
6 17 (0.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 9 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 7 (0.33%) COBIT
9 4 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials
9 4 (0.19%) HMG Infosec
9 4 (0.19%) NIST 800
10 3 (0.14%) COSO
10 3 (0.14%) Data Quality
10 3 (0.14%) FIPS 140-2
10 3 (0.14%) GCP
10 3 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 15288
11 2 (0.093%) ISO 8583
11 2 (0.093%) ISO/IEC 19770
11 2 (0.093%) PMBOK
System Software
1 273 (12.71%) Active Directory
2 239 (11.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 80 (3.72%) Hyper-V
4 65 (3.03%) vSphere
5 63 (2.93%) VMware ESXi
6 59 (2.75%) Docker
7 38 (1.77%) VMware NSX
8 37 (1.72%) XenApp
9 36 (1.68%) Virtual Servers
10 29 (1.35%) Virtual Machines
11 28 (1.30%) Samba
12 17 (0.79%) XenDesktop
13 16 (0.74%) Microsoft App-V
13 16 (0.74%) vCloud
14 13 (0.61%) NFS
14 13 (0.61%) Terminal Services
15 12 (0.56%) KVM
15 12 (0.56%) Oracle RAC
16 10 (0.47%) XenServer
17 8 (0.37%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 80 (3.72%) Puppet
2 65 (3.03%) SCCM
3 63 (2.93%) Ansible
4 44 (2.05%) vCenter Server
5 41 (1.91%) Opscode Chef
6 35 (1.63%) Terraform
7 32 (1.49%) FortiGate
7 32 (1.49%) SCOM
8 30 (1.40%) Kubernetes
9 25 (1.16%) Nagios
10 24 (1.12%) NetBackup
11 23 (1.07%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 17 (0.79%) Cisco Prime
12 17 (0.79%) Microsoft Clustering
12 17 (0.79%) vRealize
13 16 (0.74%) EMC NetWorker
13 16 (0.74%) EMC VPLEX
13 16 (0.74%) Tivoli
14 14 (0.65%) Norton AntiVirus
14 14 (0.65%) Salt
Vendors
1 501 (23.32%) Cisco
2 397 (18.48%) VMware
3 387 (18.02%) Microsoft
4 161 (7.50%) Citrix
5 151 (7.03%) HP
6 132 (6.15%) CheckPoint
7 121 (5.63%) Oracle
8 112 (5.21%) F5
8 112 (5.21%) Red Hat
9 99 (4.61%) Juniper
10 92 (4.28%) EMC
11 91 (4.24%) IBM
12 86 (4.00%) Fortinet
13 75 (3.49%) NetApp
14 65 (3.03%) Dell
15 52 (2.42%) SolarWinds
16 49 (2.28%) Symantec
17 41 (1.91%) McAfee
18 39 (1.82%) Brocade
18 39 (1.82%) Remedy