Period
to 31 October 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 31 October 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
31 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 115 91 97
Rank change year-on-year -24 +6 +8
Contract jobs citing Data Centre 599 2,055 2,489
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 2.15% 2.66% 2.63%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.21% 8.46% 8.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 437 1,438 1,613
Median daily rate £468 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £300
90th Percentile £658 £638 £638
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 64 77
Median hourly rate £40.00 £38.50 £21.76
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.90% +76.93% +36.00%
10th Percentile £21.20 £15.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £64.50 £83.75 £47.00
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £22.01
% change year-on-year +14.29% +59.02% +37.56%

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 9,648 24,279 30,864
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 34.57% 31.44% 32.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,225 15,626 20,428
Median daily rate £480 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.05% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £262 £263 £275
90th Percentile £725 £675 £669
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £475
Number of hourly rates quoted 390 949 962
Median hourly rate £34.00 £22.00 £20.21
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +54.55% +8.87% +1.04%
10th Percentile £12.62 £11.36 £12.25
90th Percentile £54.00 £53.75 £50.00
Median hourly rate £31.61 £22.34 £20.00
% change year-on-year +41.53% +11.68% -

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 31 October 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 31 October 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 31 October 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 -10 279 £490 -2.00% 60
South East +10 133 £445 +4.71% 54
South West +21 57 £475 +8.57% 27
North of England -64 38 £470 +17.50% 45
Midlands -43 33 £363 -9.38% 30
East of England +27 32 £259 -45.53% 21
West Midlands -30 24 £325 -17.41% 24
Yorkshire -8 19 £375 +2.74% 8
North West -45 19 £500 +23.90% 34
East Midlands 0 7 £350 -12.50% 6
Data Centre
UK

For the 6 months to 31 October 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.

1 184 (30.72%) Cisco
2 166 (27.71%) Migration
3 158 (26.38%) Security Cleared
4 152 (25.38%) Windows
5 128 (21.37%) Azure
5 128 (21.37%) SC Cleared
6 123 (20.53%) VMware
7 122 (20.37%) Microsoft
8 117 (19.53%) Firewall
9 110 (18.36%) Active Directory
10 99 (16.53%) AWS
11 98 (16.36%) Finance
12 89 (14.86%) Agile Software Development
13 88 (14.69%) WAN
13 88 (14.69%) VMware Infrastructure
14 85 (14.19%) DevOps
15 73 (12.19%) Cisco Certification
16 69 (11.52%) Linux
17 64 (10.68%) ITIL
18 58 (9.68%) Ansible
18 58 (9.68%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 56 (9.35%) Public Sector
20 53 (8.85%) Disaster Recovery
21 51 (8.51%) LAN
22 50 (8.35%) CCNP
22 50 (8.35%) Telecoms
23 48 (8.01%) DNS
24 47 (7.85%) Windows Server
25 46 (7.68%) Oracle
26 45 (7.51%) SQL

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 18 (3.01%) Confluence
2 17 (2.84%) SharePoint
3 13 (2.17%) Skype for Business
4 8 (1.34%) MS Exchange
5 7 (1.17%) Apache
6 6 (1.00%) nginx
7 4 (0.67%) JBoss
7 4 (0.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 3 (0.50%) OpenStack
8 3 (0.50%) SAS
9 2 (0.33%) IIS
9 2 (0.33%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.33%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.17%) CICS
10 1 (0.17%) CMS
10 1 (0.17%) Documentum
10 1 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.17%) GlassFish
10 1 (0.17%) MQSeries
10 1 (0.17%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 18 (3.01%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (1.50%) MS Visio
3 5 (0.83%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.17%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.17%) Camtasia
5 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.17%) Notepad++
5 1 (0.17%) Stata
Business Applications
1 7 (1.17%) Payment Gateway
2 4 (0.67%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.50%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.33%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 128 (21.37%) Azure
2 99 (16.53%) AWS
3 45 (7.51%) IaaS
3 45 (7.51%) Office 365
4 32 (5.34%) PaaS
5 18 (3.01%) SaaS
6 17 (2.84%) GCP
7 12 (2.00%) Cloud Computing
8 10 (1.67%) Azure Active Directory
8 10 (1.67%) Azure Stack
9 7 (1.17%) Serverless
10 6 (1.00%) GitHub
11 5 (0.83%) Amazon EC2
11 5 (0.83%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 5 (0.83%) OneDrive
12 4 (0.67%) Amazon S3
13 3 (0.50%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 3 (0.50%) Amazon Cognito
13 3 (0.50%) Route 53
13 3 (0.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 117 (19.53%) Firewall
2 88 (14.69%) WAN
3 51 (8.51%) LAN
4 48 (8.01%) DNS
5 43 (7.18%) Cisco Nexus
5 43 (7.18%) VPN
6 40 (6.68%) SAN
7 33 (5.51%) BGP
7 33 (5.51%) DHCP
8 29 (4.84%) Internet
8 29 (4.84%) Wireless
9 27 (4.51%) MPLS
9 27 (4.51%) Network Security
10 26 (4.34%) OSPF
11 22 (3.67%) Cisco ASA
12 21 (3.51%) Skype
12 21 (3.51%) VSAN
13 20 (3.34%) DMZ
14 18 (3.01%) Intranet
14 18 (3.01%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (7.01%) SQL Server
2 10 (1.67%) Big Data
2 10 (1.67%) MySQL
2 10 (1.67%) Oracle Database
3 8 (1.34%) DB2
3 8 (1.34%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (1.17%) Oracle Database 12c
5 5 (0.83%) MariaDB
6 4 (0.67%) Hadoop
6 4 (0.67%) Oracle Exadata
7 3 (0.50%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (0.50%) GIS
7 3 (0.50%) Oracle Database 10g
7 3 (0.50%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (0.50%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (0.50%) Relational Database
7 3 (0.50%) SQL Server 2019
8 2 (0.33%) PowerCenter
8 2 (0.33%) SQL Server 2016
8 2 (0.33%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 23 (3.84%) Git (software)
2 19 (3.17%) JIRA
3 15 (2.50%) Bitbucket
3 15 (2.50%) Jenkins
4 11 (1.84%) GitLab
5 8 (1.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 7 (1.17%) Sonatype Nexus
7 4 (0.67%) JDeveloper
7 4 (0.67%) Octopus Deploy
7 4 (0.67%) Toad
8 3 (0.50%) ERwin
8 3 (0.50%) GoCD
8 3 (0.50%) Hudson
8 3 (0.50%) Oracle Forms
8 3 (0.50%) SonarQube
8 3 (0.50%) Subversion
9 2 (0.33%) Ant
9 2 (0.33%) Maven
9 2 (0.33%) TeamCity
9 2 (0.33%) TestDirector
General
1 98 (16.36%) Finance
2 56 (9.35%) Public Sector
3 50 (8.35%) Telecoms
4 24 (4.01%) Banking
5 16 (2.67%) Manufacturing
6 15 (2.50%) Marketing
7 13 (2.17%) Electronics
8 10 (1.67%) Back Office
9 9 (1.50%) Front Office
9 9 (1.50%) Legal
10 8 (1.34%) Retail
11 7 (1.17%) Local Government
12 5 (0.83%) Law
13 3 (0.50%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.50%) French Language
13 3 (0.50%) Police
14 2 (0.33%) German Language
14 2 (0.33%) Military
15 1 (0.17%) Billing
15 1 (0.17%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 126 (21.04%) Architect
2 61 (10.18%) Network Engineer
3 44 (7.35%) Consultant
4 35 (5.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 33 (5.51%) Cloud Architect
5 33 (5.51%) Data Centre Engineer
5 33 (5.51%) Project Manager
6 30 (5.01%) DevOps Engineer
7 29 (4.84%) Senior Network Engineer
7 29 (4.84%) Solutions Architect
8 27 (4.51%) Security Engineer
9 23 (3.84%) Network Architect
10 22 (3.67%) VMware Engineer
11 21 (3.51%) Infrastructure Architect
12 20 (3.34%) Analyst
13 18 (3.01%) Azure Engineer
14 17 (2.84%) Security Architect
15 16 (2.67%) AWS Engineer
15 16 (2.67%) Data Centre Manager
16 15 (2.50%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (3.34%) .NET
2 15 (2.50%) Middleware
3 11 (1.84%) Web Services
4 8 (1.34%) JSON
4 8 (1.34%) REST
4 8 (1.34%) SAML
4 8 (1.34%) XML
5 7 (1.17%) 802.1X
5 7 (1.17%) CSS
5 7 (1.17%) HTML
6 5 (0.83%) CSS3
6 5 (0.83%) OAuth
6 5 (0.83%) OpenID
7 4 (0.67%) Anaconda
7 4 (0.67%) HTML5
7 4 (0.67%) LDAP
7 4 (0.67%) SOAP
7 4 (0.67%) Software Packaging
7 4 (0.67%) Task Parallel Library
8 3 (0.50%) ModSecurity
Miscellaneous
1 41 (6.84%) Analytical Skills
2 39 (6.51%) PKI
3 36 (6.01%) Self-Motivation
4 32 (5.34%) Public Cloud
5 31 (5.18%) Private Cloud
6 26 (4.34%) Hybrid Cloud
7 21 (3.51%) Replication
8 19 (3.17%) Management Information System
9 12 (2.00%) Mainframe
10 11 (1.84%) Clustering
10 11 (1.84%) User Experience
11 10 (1.67%) Video Conferencing
12 8 (1.34%) CMDB
12 8 (1.34%) Enterprise Storage
12 8 (1.34%) Virtual Team
13 7 (1.17%) Driving Licence
14 6 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
14 6 (1.00%) Greenfield Project
15 5 (0.83%) FMCG
16 4 (0.67%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 152 (25.38%) Windows
2 69 (11.52%) Linux
3 47 (7.85%) Windows Server
4 27 (4.51%) Windows Server 2016
5 26 (4.34%) Windows Server 2012
6 21 (3.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 19 (3.17%) Unix
8 15 (2.50%) AIX
9 14 (2.34%) Windows 10
10 12 (2.00%) Solaris
11 10 (1.67%) VMS
12 9 (1.50%) Windows Server 2019
13 7 (1.17%) CentOS
14 6 (1.00%) Ubuntu
14 6 (1.00%) zOS
15 4 (0.67%) Debian
15 4 (0.67%) Windows 7
15 4 (0.67%) Windows Server 2008
16 1 (0.17%) Data ONTAP
16 1 (0.17%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 166 (27.71%) Migration
2 89 (14.86%) Agile Software Development
3 85 (14.19%) DevOps
4 64 (10.68%) ITIL
5 58 (9.68%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 53 (8.85%) Disaster Recovery
7 43 (7.18%) Project Management
8 42 (7.01%) Stakeholder Management
9 34 (5.68%) Change Management
10 33 (5.51%) SIEM
11 32 (5.34%) High Availability
12 31 (5.18%) Security Architecture
13 30 (5.01%) Project Delivery
14 29 (4.84%) Problem-Solving
15 27 (4.51%) Configuration Management
15 27 (4.51%) Information Security
15 27 (4.51%) Product Roadmap
16 26 (4.34%) Business Continuity
17 24 (4.01%) Cybersecurity
17 24 (4.01%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 45 (7.51%) PowerShell
1 45 (7.51%) SQL
2 39 (6.51%) Python
3 20 (3.34%) Java
4 15 (2.50%) Bash Shell
5 13 (2.17%) Perl
6 12 (2.00%) C
6 12 (2.00%) C#
7 10 (1.67%) JavaScript
8 7 (1.17%) PL/SQL
9 3 (0.50%) Ruby
9 3 (0.50%) Shell Script
9 3 (0.50%) VBA
10 2 (0.33%) C++
10 2 (0.33%) PHP
10 2 (0.33%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
11 1 (0.17%) Apex Code
11 1 (0.17%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.17%) TypeScript
11 1 (0.17%) VB
Qualifications
1 158 (26.38%) Security Cleared
2 128 (21.37%) SC Cleared
3 73 (12.19%) Cisco Certification
4 50 (8.35%) CCNP
5 38 (6.34%) CCIE
6 31 (5.18%) Microsoft Certification
7 30 (5.01%) DV Cleared
8 21 (3.51%) CISSP
9 20 (3.34%) CCNA
9 20 (3.34%) MCSE
10 19 (3.17%) Degree
11 16 (2.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 10 (1.67%) MCSA
13 6 (1.00%) CISA
13 6 (1.00%) Computer Science Degree
13 6 (1.00%) ITIL Certification
14 5 (0.83%) CCDA
14 5 (0.83%) CCIE Routing and Switching
14 5 (0.83%) CISM
14 5 (0.83%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (3.17%) SLA
2 9 (1.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (1.34%) GDPR
3 8 (1.34%) NCSC
4 7 (1.17%) QA
5 6 (1.00%) NIST
6 5 (0.83%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.67%) Data Quality
8 3 (0.50%) Cyber Essentials
9 2 (0.33%) HIPAA
9 2 (0.33%) ISAE 3402
9 2 (0.33%) ISO 22301
9 2 (0.33%) ISO 31000
9 2 (0.33%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 2 (0.33%) OASIS TOSCA
9 2 (0.33%) PMO
9 2 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
10 1 (0.17%) RMADS
System Software
1 110 (18.36%) Active Directory
2 88 (14.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 45 (7.51%) VMware NSX
4 38 (6.34%) vSphere
5 31 (5.18%) Docker
6 25 (4.17%) VMware ESXi
7 15 (2.50%) Virtual Machines
8 10 (1.67%) Hyper-V
8 10 (1.67%) NFS
9 6 (1.00%) Oracle RAC
9 6 (1.00%) vCloud
10 5 (0.83%) Virtual Desktop
10 5 (0.83%) VMware Server
11 4 (0.67%) KVM
12 3 (0.50%) DFS Replication
12 3 (0.50%) Virtual Servers
13 2 (0.33%) EMC RecoverPoint
13 2 (0.33%) LXC
13 2 (0.33%) XenDesktop
14 1 (0.17%) Oracle Clusterware
Systems Management
1 58 (9.68%) Ansible
2 45 (7.51%) Terraform
3 37 (6.18%) Kubernetes
4 24 (4.01%) vCenter Server
5 23 (3.84%) Puppet
6 19 (3.17%) SCCM
7 18 (3.01%) vRealize
8 17 (2.84%) Opscode Chef
9 15 (2.50%) SCOM
10 11 (1.84%) FortiGate
11 9 (1.50%) Data Guard
12 8 (1.34%) Failover Clustering
12 8 (1.34%) Single Sign-On
13 7 (1.17%) EMC NetWorker
14 5 (0.83%) HAProxy
14 5 (0.83%) Nagios
14 5 (0.83%) Nessus
14 5 (0.83%) NetBackup
14 5 (0.83%) Oracle RMAN
14 5 (0.83%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 184 (30.72%) Cisco
2 123 (20.53%) VMware
3 122 (20.37%) Microsoft
4 46 (7.68%) Oracle
5 45 (7.51%) Juniper
6 38 (6.34%) Dell
7 35 (5.84%) F5
8 30 (5.01%) CheckPoint
8 30 (5.01%) HP
9 28 (4.67%) Citrix
10 24 (4.01%) NetApp
11 23 (3.84%) Red Hat
11 23 (3.84%) SolarWinds
12 21 (3.51%) Fortinet
12 21 (3.51%) Palo Alto
13 19 (3.17%) SAP
14 17 (2.84%) IBM
15 16 (2.67%) Veeam
16 13 (2.17%) Atlassian
16 13 (2.17%) EMC