Period
to 18 December 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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 97 103 73
Rank change year-on-year +6 -30 -3
Contract jobs citing Data Centre 2,477 2,276 2,926
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.58% 2.39% 3.09%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 7.72% 7.08% 9.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,615 1,432 1,767
England median daily rate £440 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% - -
10th Percentile £300 £250 £281
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK median daily rate £445 £420 £425
% change year-on-year +5.95% -1.18% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 66 93
England median hourly rate £21.76 £19.13 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.78% -16.85% -8.00%
10th Percentile £12.40 £12.63 £12.25
90th Percentile £47.00 £30.25 £55.00
UK median hourly rate £26.50 £19.50 £23.38
% change year-on-year +35.90% -16.58% -10.10%

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 32,104 32,144 31,342
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 33.47% 33.81% 33.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 21,434 21,596 20,544
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £285 £263 £250
90th Percentile £663 £653 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 950 915 1,104
England median hourly rate £20.25 £20.66 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.98% +3.28% +5.10%
10th Percentile £12.24 £11.25 £11.32
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.83 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £20.25 £20.97 £20.00
% change year-on-year -3.45% +4.84% +5.10%

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 18 December 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 18 December 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 18 December 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 -10 988 £500 +11.11% 166
South East -3 498 £425 - 111
North of England +18 380 £425 +6.25% 93
Midlands -12 246 £400 +14.29% 72
North West +18 202 £450 +5.88% 50
West Midlands -13 185 £400 +2.56% 49
East of England +5 184 £438 +9.38% 42
South West +52 179 £431 +1.47% 50
Yorkshire +11 146 £423 +12.67% 29
East Midlands -22 47 £350 +9.38% 23
North East -7 33 £425 +34.92% 14
Data Centre
UK

For the 6 months to 18 December 2018, 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.

1 740 (29.87%) Migration
2 626 (25.27%) Cisco
3 577 (23.29%) Windows
4 513 (20.71%) VMware
5 486 (19.62%) Firewall
6 431 (17.40%) Microsoft
7 428 (17.28%) Finance
8 407 (16.43%) Linux
9 377 (15.22%) Security Cleared
10 348 (14.05%) Microsoft Azure
11 343 (13.85%) Amazon AWS
12 336 (13.56%) ITIL
13 332 (13.40%) Agile Software Development
14 318 (12.84%) Cisco Certification
15 316 (12.76%) WAN
15 316 (12.76%) VMware Infrastructure
16 308 (12.43%) Active Directory
17 286 (11.55%) LAN
17 286 (11.55%) Windows Server
18 274 (11.06%) SC Cleared
19 246 (9.93%) Project Management
20 215 (8.68%) DevOps
21 212 (8.56%) Infrastructure Engineering
22 205 (8.28%) CCNP
23 190 (7.67%) Citrix
24 188 (7.59%) SQL
25 187 (7.55%) Stakeholder Management
26 185 (7.47%) BGP
27 181 (7.31%) Cisco Nexus
28 178 (7.19%) Unix

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 85 (3.43%) MS Exchange
2 63 (2.54%) SharePoint
3 48 (1.94%) Exchange Server 2010
4 44 (1.78%) Apache
4 44 (1.78%) IIS
5 41 (1.66%) Confluence
6 32 (1.29%) Skype for Business
7 25 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2013
7 25 (1.01%) JBoss
7 25 (1.01%) OpenStack
8 24 (0.97%) Tomcat
9 23 (0.93%) WebLogic
10 15 (0.61%) Apache Qpid
10 15 (0.61%) Apache Solr
10 15 (0.61%) Drupal
10 15 (0.61%) nginx
11 11 (0.44%) Elasticsearch
12 10 (0.40%) Apache Spark
13 9 (0.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 9 (0.36%) WebSphere
Applications
1 72 (2.91%) Microsoft Office
2 35 (1.41%) Microsoft Project
3 32 (1.29%) MS Visio
4 29 (1.17%) Microsoft Excel
5 20 (0.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 6 (0.24%) AutoCAD
7 4 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.081%) Open Workbench
9 1 (0.040%) HipChat
9 1 (0.040%) Revit
Business Applications
1 8 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.16%) SAP GRC
3 3 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.081%) ENOVIA
4 2 (0.081%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.081%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.081%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (0.081%) SAP CRM
4 2 (0.081%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.040%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.040%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.040%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.040%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.040%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 348 (14.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 343 (13.85%) Amazon AWS
3 173 (6.98%) Office 365
4 76 (3.07%) IaaS
5 57 (2.30%) PaaS
6 47 (1.90%) SaaS
7 41 (1.66%) Azure Active Directory
8 40 (1.61%) Google Cloud Platform
9 34 (1.37%) Cloud Computing
10 30 (1.21%) Apigee
11 23 (0.93%) IBM Cloud
12 21 (0.85%) GitHub
13 19 (0.77%) OpenShift
14 18 (0.73%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 15 (0.61%) Amazon EC2
15 15 (0.61%) AWS CloudFormation
16 14 (0.57%) Amazon S3
17 12 (0.48%) Serverless
18 11 (0.44%) SoftLayer
19 10 (0.40%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 486 (19.62%) Firewall
2 316 (12.76%) WAN
3 286 (11.55%) LAN
4 185 (7.47%) BGP
5 181 (7.31%) Cisco Nexus
6 178 (7.19%) DNS
7 175 (7.06%) VPN
8 150 (6.06%) TCP/IP
9 148 (5.97%) OSPF
10 140 (5.65%) Wireless
11 139 (5.61%) SAN
12 137 (5.53%) Network Security
13 111 (4.48%) MPLS
14 108 (4.36%) Cisco ASA
15 95 (3.84%) DHCP
16 81 (3.27%) VoIP
17 78 (3.15%) Internet
17 78 (3.15%) IPsec
18 76 (3.07%) SSL
19 64 (2.58%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 163 (6.58%) SQL Server
2 45 (1.82%) Big Data
3 42 (1.70%) PostgreSQL
4 29 (1.17%) MongoDB
4 29 (1.17%) NoSQL
5 28 (1.13%) Apache Cassandra
5 28 (1.13%) SQL Server 2012
6 24 (0.97%) MySQL
7 21 (0.85%) Relational Database
8 19 (0.77%) Oracle Database
9 17 (0.69%) Hadoop
9 17 (0.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 16 (0.65%) Data Warehouse
10 16 (0.65%) SQL Server 2008
11 15 (0.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 15 (0.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 12 (0.48%) SQL Server 2014
13 11 (0.44%) HBase
14 10 (0.40%) Apache Hive
14 10 (0.40%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 81 (3.27%) JIRA
2 70 (2.83%) Jenkins
3 50 (2.02%) Git (software)
4 29 (1.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 18 (0.73%) Visual Studio
6 16 (0.65%) GitLab
7 14 (0.57%) Cucumber
8 12 (0.48%) Sonatype Nexus
9 10 (0.40%) JMeter
10 9 (0.36%) Gatling
10 9 (0.36%) LoadRunner
10 9 (0.36%) Subversion
10 9 (0.36%) Team Foundation Server
10 9 (0.36%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 8 (0.32%) Bitbucket
11 8 (0.32%) SonarQube
11 8 (0.32%) Zephyr
12 7 (0.28%) GoogleTest
12 7 (0.28%) TeamCity
12 7 (0.28%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 428 (17.28%) Finance
2 159 (6.42%) Telecoms
3 120 (4.84%) Banking
4 64 (2.58%) Law
5 60 (2.42%) Retail
6 38 (1.53%) Manufacturing
7 34 (1.37%) Investment Banking
8 31 (1.25%) Back Office
9 24 (0.97%) Legal
10 19 (0.77%) Financial Institution
11 16 (0.65%) Local Government
11 16 (0.65%) Marketing
11 16 (0.65%) Publishing
11 16 (0.65%) Retail Banking
12 14 (0.57%) Electronics
13 8 (0.32%) Multimedia
13 8 (0.32%) Private Banking
14 6 (0.24%) Automotive
14 6 (0.24%) Mandarin Language
14 6 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 461 (18.61%) Architect
2 293 (11.83%) Project Manager
3 264 (10.66%) Network Engineer
4 150 (6.06%) Analyst
5 145 (5.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 133 (5.37%) Consultant
7 114 (4.60%) Infrastructure Manager
8 99 (4.00%) Infrastructure Architect
9 98 (3.96%) Technical Architect
10 89 (3.59%) Solutions Architect
11 87 (3.51%) Data Centre Engineer
11 87 (3.51%) Infrastructure Project Manager
12 74 (2.99%) Cisco Engineer
13 71 (2.87%) Data Centre Manager
13 71 (2.87%) Support Engineer
14 70 (2.83%) Network Architect
15 68 (2.75%) DevOps Engineer
16 67 (2.70%) Administrator
17 65 (2.62%) IT Manager
18 58 (2.34%) Cloud Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (2.87%) Middleware
1 71 (2.87%) Web Services
2 59 (2.38%) REST
3 48 (1.94%) .NET
4 47 (1.90%) RESTful
5 46 (1.86%) SOAP
6 43 (1.74%) Kafka
7 31 (1.25%) OAuth
8 28 (1.13%) XML
9 27 (1.09%) 802.1X
10 23 (0.93%) Elastic Stack
11 21 (0.85%) LDAP
12 18 (0.73%) HTML
12 18 (0.73%) JSON
13 16 (0.65%) SAML
14 15 (0.61%) CSS
14 15 (0.61%) OAuth2
15 14 (0.57%) J2EE
16 13 (0.52%) Java EE
17 12 (0.48%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 118 (4.76%) Public Cloud
2 111 (4.48%) Analytical Skills
3 79 (3.19%) Management Information System
4 70 (2.83%) Hybrid Cloud
5 65 (2.62%) Clustering
6 56 (2.26%) Self-Motivation
7 43 (1.74%) Private Cloud
8 37 (1.49%) PKI
9 32 (1.29%) Mainframe
9 32 (1.29%) Replication
10 30 (1.21%) Driving Licence
11 27 (1.09%) Enterprise Storage
11 27 (1.09%) Video Conferencing
12 25 (1.01%) Virtual Team
13 24 (0.97%) Data Structures
13 24 (0.97%) Fat Client
13 24 (0.97%) Thin Client
14 23 (0.93%) Blackberry
15 22 (0.89%) Linux Command Line
16 18 (0.73%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 577 (23.29%) Windows
2 407 (16.43%) Linux
3 286 (11.55%) Windows Server
4 178 (7.19%) Unix
5 109 (4.40%) Windows Server 2012
6 100 (4.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 81 (3.27%) Windows Server 2008
8 60 (2.42%) Windows 10
9 49 (1.98%) Solaris
9 49 (1.98%) Windows 7
10 40 (1.61%) Windows Server 2003
11 31 (1.25%) CentOS
12 26 (1.05%) AIX
13 17 (0.69%) SUSE
14 11 (0.44%) CoreOS
15 10 (0.40%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 9 (0.36%) Data ONTAP
16 9 (0.36%) Ubuntu
17 7 (0.28%) HPUX
17 7 (0.28%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 740 (29.87%) Migration
2 336 (13.56%) ITIL
3 332 (13.40%) Agile Software Development
4 246 (9.93%) Project Management
5 215 (8.68%) DevOps
6 212 (8.56%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 187 (7.55%) Stakeholder Management
8 152 (6.14%) PRINCE2
9 147 (5.93%) Problem-Solving
10 143 (5.77%) Change Management
11 134 (5.41%) Load Balancing
12 129 (5.21%) Service Management
13 113 (4.56%) Disaster Recovery
14 109 (4.40%) Configuration Management
15 108 (4.36%) Service Delivery
16 98 (3.96%) Network Design
17 84 (3.39%) Capacity Planning
18 81 (3.27%) TOGAF
19 79 (3.19%) Cybersecurity
20 76 (3.07%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 188 (7.59%) SQL
2 161 (6.50%) Python
3 160 (6.46%) PowerShell
4 145 (5.85%) Java
5 74 (2.99%) Perl
6 61 (2.46%) Bash Shell
7 51 (2.06%) Shell Script
8 38 (1.53%) C
8 38 (1.53%) Ruby
9 25 (1.01%) JavaScript
10 23 (0.93%) C#
11 16 (0.65%) VB
12 15 (0.61%) T-SQL
13 14 (0.57%) Scala
14 13 (0.52%) PHP
15 9 (0.36%) C++
16 8 (0.32%) Go
17 7 (0.28%) VBScript
18 4 (0.16%) AWK
18 4 (0.16%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 377 (15.22%) Security Cleared
2 318 (12.84%) Cisco Certification
3 274 (11.06%) SC Cleared
4 205 (8.28%) CCNP
5 141 (5.69%) CCNA
6 124 (5.01%) Degree
7 119 (4.80%) CCIE
8 108 (4.36%) Microsoft Certification
9 93 (3.75%) DV Cleared
10 91 (3.67%) MCSE
11 66 (2.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 40 (1.61%) MCSA
13 35 (1.41%) ITIL Certification
14 32 (1.29%) PMP
15 31 (1.25%) CISSP
16 28 (1.13%) PMI Certification
17 23 (0.93%) BPSS Clearance
17 23 (0.93%) VCAP
18 21 (0.85%) CCDP
18 21 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 94 (3.79%) SLA
2 64 (2.58%) GDPR
3 52 (2.10%) QA
4 42 (1.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 31 (1.25%) PCI DSS
6 21 (0.85%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 21 (0.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 19 (0.77%) PMO
8 12 (0.48%) Data Quality
9 10 (0.40%) ISO 22301
10 8 (0.32%) COBIT
10 8 (0.32%) ISAE 3402
10 8 (0.32%) ISO 31000
10 8 (0.32%) ISO 9001
10 8 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 7 (0.28%) FedRAMP
12 6 (0.24%) Government Security Classifications
13 4 (0.16%) COSO
13 4 (0.16%) HIPAA
13 4 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 316 (12.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 308 (12.43%) Active Directory
3 127 (5.13%) vSphere
4 99 (4.00%) Docker
5 89 (3.59%) Hyper-V
6 80 (3.23%) VMware ESXi
7 48 (1.94%) XenApp
8 46 (1.86%) Virtual Machines
9 44 (1.78%) XenDesktop
10 35 (1.41%) VMware NSX
11 29 (1.17%) Virtual Servers
12 26 (1.05%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 22 (0.89%) vCloud
14 21 (0.85%) NFS
15 18 (0.73%) Microsoft App-V
16 15 (0.61%) VMware Server
17 14 (0.57%) VMware Workstation
18 13 (0.52%) Microsoft Virtual Server
19 12 (0.48%) Firmware
19 12 (0.48%) KVM
Systems Management
1 123 (4.97%) SCCM
2 115 (4.64%) Ansible
3 92 (3.71%) Puppet
4 78 (3.15%) Kubernetes
5 61 (2.46%) SCOM
6 58 (2.34%) Terraform
7 56 (2.26%) Opscode Chef
8 49 (1.98%) vCenter Server
9 43 (1.74%) Nagios
10 37 (1.49%) NetBackup
11 34 (1.37%) Microsoft Clustering
12 32 (1.29%) vRealize
13 26 (1.05%) Cisco Prime
14 25 (1.01%) FortiGate
15 24 (0.97%) Forefront Identity Manager
16 23 (0.93%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
17 22 (0.89%) Single Sign-On
18 20 (0.81%) WSUS
19 18 (0.73%) Cisco CUCM
19 18 (0.73%) OpenView
Vendors
1 626 (25.27%) Cisco
2 513 (20.71%) VMware
3 431 (17.40%) Microsoft
4 190 (7.67%) Citrix
5 148 (5.97%) Oracle
6 144 (5.81%) HP
7 136 (5.49%) F5
8 127 (5.13%) CheckPoint
9 113 (4.56%) Juniper
10 112 (4.52%) NetApp
11 105 (4.24%) EMC
11 105 (4.24%) Red Hat
12 79 (3.19%) IBM
13 78 (3.15%) Palo Alto
14 74 (2.99%) SolarWinds
15 67 (2.70%) Dell
16 66 (2.66%) Google
17 60 (2.42%) McAfee
18 51 (2.06%) Fortinet
19 48 (1.94%) SAP