Period
to 8 August 2020

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 8 August 2020 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
8 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 105 94 103
Rank change year-on-year -11 +9 -14
Contract jobs citing Data Centre 708 2,119 2,362
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 2.27% 2.55% 2.52%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.67% 7.99% 7.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 519 1,399 1,478
Median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £248 £275 £275
90th Percentile £619 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £430 £450 £450
% change year-on-year -4.44% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 63 67
Median hourly rate £33.56 £19.03 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +76.37% -32.04% +79.83%
10th Percentile £15.62 £13.20 £14.70
90th Percentile £40.30 £83.75 £47.00
UK median hourly rate £34.13 £19.03 £29.25
% change year-on-year +79.32% -34.94% +87.86%

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 10,608 26,537 30,758
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 33.95% 31.93% 32.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,755 17,115 20,022
Median daily rate £500 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £263 £280 £275
90th Percentile £725 £675 £675
UK median daily rate £481 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +1.21% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 461 947 956
Median hourly rate £34.00 £21.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +61.90% -2.33% +7.50%
10th Percentile £12.92 £11.66 £12.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £53.75 £50.62
Median hourly rate £31.61 £20.86 £21.50
% change year-on-year +51.57% -3.00% +7.50%

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 8 August 2020.

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 8 August 2020.

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 8 August 2020. 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 +25 337 £461 -7.90% 60
South East -2 135 £413 -2.94% 57
North of England -15 90 £450 +5.88% 22
Midlands -11 56 £325 -19.75% 27
West Midlands -16 42 £325 -18.75% 23
Yorkshire +6 40 £475 +8.57% 11
South West -21 40 £480 +12.94% 19
East of England -6 39 £275 -42.11% 11
North West -15 39 £350 -17.65% 11
East Midlands +17 14 £210 -53.33% 4
North East +11 11 £250 -41.18%
Data Centre
UK

For the 6 months to 8 August 2020, 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.

1 247 (34.89%) Migration
2 205 (28.95%) Cisco
3 194 (27.40%) Windows
4 161 (22.74%) Firewall
5 158 (22.32%) Azure
6 144 (20.34%) VMware
7 135 (19.07%) WAN
7 135 (19.07%) Security Cleared
8 133 (18.79%) Active Directory
9 124 (17.51%) Microsoft
10 119 (16.81%) Finance
11 110 (15.54%) AWS
12 104 (14.69%) Linux
13 102 (14.41%) Agile Software Development
14 100 (14.12%) Cisco Certification
15 99 (13.98%) VMware Infrastructure
15 99 (13.98%) SC Cleared
16 95 (13.42%) DevOps
17 89 (12.57%) LAN
18 84 (11.86%) CCNP
19 78 (11.02%) Windows Server
20 66 (9.32%) VPN
21 65 (9.18%) ITIL
22 63 (8.90%) PowerShell
22 63 (8.90%) Problem-Solving
22 63 (8.90%) Infrastructure Engineering
23 62 (8.76%) SQL
24 61 (8.62%) DNS
25 59 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
25 59 (8.33%) Office 365

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 (3.53%) Confluence
2 20 (2.82%) SharePoint
3 18 (2.54%) Skype for Business
4 15 (2.12%) MS Exchange
5 8 (1.13%) Apache
6 7 (0.99%) IIS
6 7 (0.99%) OpenStack
6 7 (0.99%) WebLogic
7 6 (0.85%) JBoss
8 4 (0.56%) CMS
8 4 (0.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 3 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (0.42%) nginx
9 3 (0.42%) Oracle Application Server
9 3 (0.42%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.28%) Apache Spark
10 2 (0.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (0.28%) SAS
Applications
1 22 (3.11%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (1.41%) Microsoft Project
3 9 (1.27%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (0.56%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.14%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.14%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.14%) Camtasia
6 1 (0.14%) Open Workbench
6 1 (0.14%) Revit
Business Applications
1 6 (0.85%) Payment Gateway
1 6 (0.85%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.56%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.14%) ResourceLink
3 1 (0.14%) SAP BPC
3 1 (0.14%) SAP Business One
3 1 (0.14%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.14%) SAP MDM
3 1 (0.14%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.14%) SAP SD
3 1 (0.14%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 158 (22.32%) Azure
2 110 (15.54%) AWS
3 59 (8.33%) Office 365
4 39 (5.51%) IaaS
5 32 (4.52%) PaaS
6 24 (3.39%) GCP
7 18 (2.54%) SaaS
8 15 (2.12%) GitHub
9 10 (1.41%) AWS CloudFormation
9 10 (1.41%) Azure Stack
10 9 (1.27%) Azure Active Directory
10 9 (1.27%) OpenShift
11 7 (0.99%) Amazon EC2
11 7 (0.99%) Amazon S3
12 6 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
12 6 (0.85%) Serverless
13 5 (0.71%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 5 (0.71%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 4 (0.56%) Google Compute Engine
14 4 (0.56%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 161 (22.74%) Firewall
2 135 (19.07%) WAN
3 89 (12.57%) LAN
4 66 (9.32%) VPN
5 61 (8.62%) DNS
6 55 (7.77%) Cisco Nexus
7 51 (7.20%) Internet
8 48 (6.78%) BGP
9 47 (6.64%) Network Security
9 47 (6.64%) Wireless
10 46 (6.50%) DHCP
11 41 (5.79%) SAN
12 40 (5.65%) OSPF
13 39 (5.51%) MPLS
14 32 (4.52%) DMZ
14 32 (4.52%) TCP/IP
15 25 (3.53%) Cisco ASA
15 25 (3.53%) Wi-Fi
16 24 (3.39%) SNMP
17 21 (2.97%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (6.64%) SQL Server
2 20 (2.82%) Oracle Database
3 15 (2.12%) Oracle Database 12c
4 13 (1.84%) SQL Server 2016
5 12 (1.69%) Oracle Database 11g
5 12 (1.69%) SQL Server 2012
6 11 (1.55%) Oracle Database 10g
7 7 (0.99%) Big Data
7 7 (0.99%) MySQL
7 7 (0.99%) SQL Server 2008
8 6 (0.85%) NoSQL
8 6 (0.85%) Oracle Reports
9 5 (0.71%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (0.71%) MongoDB
9 5 (0.71%) Oracle Exadata
9 5 (0.71%) SQL Server 2014
10 4 (0.56%) Hadoop
10 4 (0.56%) MariaDB
10 4 (0.56%) PostgreSQL
11 3 (0.42%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 38 (5.37%) Git (software)
2 25 (3.53%) Jenkins
3 21 (2.97%) JIRA
4 15 (2.12%) GitLab
5 13 (1.84%) Bitbucket
6 5 (0.71%) Artifactory
6 5 (0.71%) Snyk
7 4 (0.56%) Hudson
7 4 (0.56%) JDeveloper
7 4 (0.56%) Toad
8 3 (0.42%) Bitbucket Server
8 3 (0.42%) Oracle Forms
8 3 (0.42%) Subversion
9 2 (0.28%) Ant
9 2 (0.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (0.28%) Maven
9 2 (0.28%) Sonatype Nexus
9 2 (0.28%) TestDirector
10 1 (0.14%) Octopus Deploy
10 1 (0.14%) TeamCity
General
1 119 (16.81%) Finance
2 45 (6.36%) Public Sector
3 42 (5.93%) Telecoms
4 36 (5.08%) Banking
5 17 (2.40%) Legal
6 11 (1.55%) Manufacturing
6 11 (1.55%) Retail
7 6 (0.85%) Investment Banking
7 6 (0.85%) Local Government
8 5 (0.71%) Front Office
8 5 (0.71%) Marketing
9 4 (0.56%) Electronics
9 4 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.42%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.28%) French Language
11 2 (0.28%) German Language
11 2 (0.28%) Law
11 2 (0.28%) Police
12 1 (0.14%) Advertising
12 1 (0.14%) Billing
Job Titles
1 103 (14.55%) Network Engineer
2 94 (13.28%) Architect
3 43 (6.07%) Senior Network Engineer
4 42 (5.93%) Project Manager
5 40 (5.65%) Consultant
5 40 (5.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 38 (5.37%) Data Centre Engineer
7 35 (4.94%) DevOps Engineer
8 34 (4.80%) Security Engineer
9 32 (4.52%) Analyst
10 28 (3.95%) Cloud Architect
11 27 (3.81%) Azure Engineer
12 21 (2.97%) DBA
13 18 (2.54%) Security Architect
13 18 (2.54%) Solutions Architect
14 17 (2.40%) Administrator
14 17 (2.40%) VMware Engineer
15 16 (2.26%) Data Centre Manager
15 16 (2.26%) Developer
16 15 (2.12%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (5.65%) .NET
2 15 (2.12%) Web Services
3 11 (1.55%) Middleware
4 10 (1.41%) XML
5 9 (1.27%) HTML
6 8 (1.13%) 802.1X
6 8 (1.13%) REST
7 6 (0.85%) CSS
7 6 (0.85%) Oracle GoldenGate
8 5 (0.71%) LDAP
8 5 (0.71%) Oracle Fusion
8 5 (0.71%) React
8 5 (0.71%) SAML
8 5 (0.71%) Spring
9 4 (0.56%) AngularJS
9 4 (0.56%) Node.js
9 4 (0.56%) OAuth
9 4 (0.56%) Spring Boot
10 3 (0.42%) Kafka
10 3 (0.42%) OpenID
Miscellaneous
1 48 (6.78%) Analytical Skills
2 44 (6.21%) PKI
3 41 (5.79%) Self-Motivation
4 29 (4.10%) Public Cloud
5 28 (3.95%) Hybrid Cloud
6 25 (3.53%) Private Cloud
7 21 (2.97%) Management Information System
8 13 (1.84%) Replication
8 13 (1.84%) User Experience
9 12 (1.69%) Clustering
10 8 (1.13%) Client/Server
10 8 (1.13%) Driving Licence
10 8 (1.13%) Wiki
11 7 (0.99%) Greenfield Project
11 7 (0.99%) NHS
11 7 (0.99%) Video Conferencing
12 6 (0.85%) Cloud Native
12 6 (0.85%) Fat Client
12 6 (0.85%) RSA SecurID
12 6 (0.85%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 194 (27.40%) Windows
2 104 (14.69%) Linux
3 78 (11.02%) Windows Server
4 36 (5.08%) Windows Server 2012
4 36 (5.08%) Windows Server 2016
5 31 (4.38%) Windows 10
6 26 (3.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 24 (3.39%) Unix
8 16 (2.26%) Solaris
8 16 (2.26%) Windows 7
9 13 (1.84%) Windows Server 2008
10 9 (1.27%) AIX
10 9 (1.27%) VMS
11 5 (0.71%) Windows Server 2019
12 4 (0.56%) Mac OS X
13 3 (0.42%) Apple iOS
13 3 (0.42%) Windows Server 2003
14 2 (0.28%) CentOS
15 1 (0.14%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.14%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 247 (34.89%) Migration
2 102 (14.41%) Agile Software Development
3 95 (13.42%) DevOps
4 65 (9.18%) ITIL
5 63 (8.90%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 63 (8.90%) Problem-Solving
6 59 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
7 55 (7.77%) High Availability
8 48 (6.78%) Project Management
9 40 (5.65%) Stakeholder Management
10 38 (5.37%) Change Management
11 36 (5.08%) Cybersecurity
12 33 (4.66%) Project Delivery
13 32 (4.52%) Security Architecture
14 30 (4.24%) PRINCE2
15 28 (3.95%) Configuration Management
15 28 (3.95%) Network Design
16 27 (3.81%) Data Centre Operations
17 26 (3.67%) Load Balancing
18 24 (3.39%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 63 (8.90%) PowerShell
2 62 (8.76%) SQL
3 49 (6.92%) Java
4 42 (5.93%) Python
5 14 (1.98%) JavaScript
6 12 (1.69%) Bash Shell
7 8 (1.13%) Shell Script
8 7 (0.99%) Perl
8 7 (0.99%) PL/SQL
9 6 (0.85%) C
10 5 (0.71%) C#
11 4 (0.56%) PHP
12 3 (0.42%) VBA
13 2 (0.28%) C++
13 2 (0.28%) Lisp
13 2 (0.28%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.28%) VB
13 2 (0.28%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
14 1 (0.14%) Go
14 1 (0.14%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 135 (19.07%) Security Cleared
2 100 (14.12%) Cisco Certification
3 99 (13.98%) SC Cleared
4 84 (11.86%) CCNP
5 54 (7.63%) CCIE
6 37 (5.23%) DV Cleared
7 36 (5.08%) CISSP
8 33 (4.66%) Degree
9 28 (3.95%) Microsoft Certification
10 25 (3.53%) CCNA
11 17 (2.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 13 (1.84%) MCSE
13 12 (1.69%) AWS Certification
14 11 (1.55%) CESG Certified Professional
15 10 (1.41%) BPSS Clearance
16 8 (1.13%) CCSA
16 8 (1.13%) CISM
17 7 (0.99%) BC Cleared
17 7 (0.99%) CCSE
17 7 (0.99%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (3.81%) SLA
2 15 (2.12%) QA
3 10 (1.41%) GDPR
4 6 (0.85%) NCSC
5 4 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.42%) Cyber Essentials
6 3 (0.42%) PMO
7 2 (0.28%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.28%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.14%) Government Security Classifications
8 1 (0.14%) HL7
8 1 (0.14%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.14%) NIST
8 1 (0.14%) NIST 800
8 1 (0.14%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.14%) RMADS
System Software
1 133 (18.79%) Active Directory
2 99 (13.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (4.24%) Docker
4 27 (3.81%) vSphere
5 18 (2.54%) VMware ESXi
5 18 (2.54%) VMware NSX
6 16 (2.26%) Hyper-V
7 14 (1.98%) Virtual Machines
8 13 (1.84%) Oracle RAC
9 11 (1.55%) XenApp
10 8 (1.13%) NFS
11 7 (0.99%) XenDesktop
12 5 (0.71%) vCloud
13 4 (0.56%) Virtual Desktop
14 3 (0.42%) BitLocker
14 3 (0.42%) DFS Replication
14 3 (0.42%) KVM
15 2 (0.28%) HDFS
15 2 (0.28%) Microsoft App-V
16 1 (0.14%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 54 (7.63%) Ansible
2 48 (6.78%) Terraform
3 31 (4.38%) Kubernetes
4 30 (4.24%) SCCM
5 26 (3.67%) SCOM
6 21 (2.97%) Puppet
7 16 (2.26%) Opscode Chef
8 15 (2.12%) FortiGate
9 14 (1.98%) vCenter Server
10 13 (1.84%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 13 (1.84%) vRealize
11 9 (1.27%) Data Guard
12 8 (1.13%) Failover Clustering
13 7 (0.99%) Cisco Prime
13 7 (0.99%) Oracle RMAN
14 6 (0.85%) McAfee ePO
14 6 (0.85%) Nagios
15 5 (0.71%) Control-M
15 5 (0.71%) Microsoft Intune
15 5 (0.71%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 205 (28.95%) Cisco
2 144 (20.34%) VMware
3 124 (17.51%) Microsoft
4 53 (7.49%) Citrix
5 45 (6.36%) CheckPoint
6 42 (5.93%) HP
7 41 (5.79%) Oracle
8 40 (5.65%) Juniper
9 39 (5.51%) F5
10 38 (5.37%) Dell
11 29 (4.10%) NetApp
12 26 (3.67%) Red Hat
13 24 (3.39%) SolarWinds
14 23 (3.25%) Palo Alto
15 21 (2.97%) ServiceNow
16 19 (2.68%) Google
17 16 (2.26%) EMC
17 16 (2.26%) IBM
18 15 (2.12%) Fortinet
18 15 (2.12%) Veeam