Period
to 15 October 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 15 October 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
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 96 96 72
Rank change year-on-year 0 -24 -4
Contract jobs citing Data Centre 2,466 2,322 3,111
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.62% 2.57% 3.18%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 7.58% 7.41% 9.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,533 1,481 1,935
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - -
10th Percentile £294 £263 £281
90th Percentile £638 £588 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +1.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 66 83
England median hourly rate £22.26 £16.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +39.13% -33.33% +5.59%
10th Percentile £12.30 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £47.00 £33.75 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £25.75 £16.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year +60.94% -34.69% +8.34%

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 32,515 31,347 33,643
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 34.52% 34.65% 34.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 21,568 20,774 22,154
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
10th Percentile £281 £266 £254
90th Percentile £675 £650 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 995 961 1,135
England median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.50% - +8.11%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.18 £11.31
90th Percentile £51.00 £48.75 £46.88
UK median hourly rate £21.22 £20.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +3.49% +2.50% +7.99%

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 15 October 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 15 October 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 15 October 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 1,024 £500 +10.62% 209
South East +5 486 £429 +0.82% 112
North of England -20 348 £415 -2.35% 90
East of England +5 227 £428 +14.00% 44
Midlands -11 219 £400 +12.68% 84
North West -31 179 £445 -1.11% 39
South West +29 163 £413 -0.60% 48
West Midlands -8 162 £420 +5.00% 65
Yorkshire -16 111 £413 +3.13% 40
North East +19 59 £365 +15.87% 11
East Midlands -20 45 £340 +6.25% 19
Data Centre
UK

For the 6 months to 15 October 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.

1 715 (28.99%) Migration
2 651 (26.40%) Cisco
3 579 (23.48%) Windows
4 500 (20.28%) VMware
5 479 (19.42%) Firewall
6 459 (18.61%) Finance
7 442 (17.92%) Microsoft
8 389 (15.77%) Linux
8 389 (15.77%) ITIL
9 376 (15.25%) Microsoft Azure
9 376 (15.25%) Amazon AWS
10 355 (14.40%) Security Cleared
11 349 (14.15%) WAN
12 339 (13.75%) Cisco Certification
13 308 (12.49%) VMware Infrastructure
14 305 (12.37%) Active Directory
15 292 (11.84%) LAN
16 279 (11.31%) Agile Software Development
17 278 (11.27%) Windows Server
18 273 (11.07%) SC Cleared
19 264 (10.71%) Project Management
20 219 (8.88%) CCNP
21 211 (8.56%) DevOps
22 196 (7.95%) Stakeholder Management
23 183 (7.42%) Citrix
24 176 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineering
25 173 (7.02%) DNS
26 171 (6.93%) VPN
27 170 (6.89%) BGP
28 168 (6.81%) PowerShell

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 89 (3.61%) MS Exchange
2 58 (2.35%) SharePoint
3 48 (1.95%) IIS
4 47 (1.91%) Exchange Server 2010
5 46 (1.87%) Skype for Business
6 38 (1.54%) Apache
6 38 (1.54%) Confluence
7 29 (1.18%) OpenStack
8 24 (0.97%) Tomcat
9 20 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2013
10 18 (0.73%) JBoss
11 13 (0.53%) WebLogic
12 10 (0.41%) Apache Solr
13 8 (0.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 8 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2003
13 8 (0.32%) WebSphere
14 7 (0.28%) SharePoint 2013
15 6 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2007
15 6 (0.24%) nginx
16 5 (0.20%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 89 (3.61%) Microsoft Office
2 42 (1.70%) MS Visio
3 40 (1.62%) Microsoft Excel
4 32 (1.30%) Microsoft Project
5 16 (0.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 6 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.16%) AutoCAD
7 4 (0.16%) HipChat
8 2 (0.081%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 8 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.16%) Oracle EBS R12
3 4 (0.16%) SAP GRC
4 3 (0.12%) Oracle Payables
5 2 (0.081%) ENOVIA
5 2 (0.081%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.081%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.081%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.041%) BusinessWorks
6 1 (0.041%) Concordance
6 1 (0.041%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.041%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.041%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.041%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
6 1 (0.041%) Relativity
6 1 (0.041%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 376 (15.25%) Amazon AWS
1 376 (15.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 160 (6.49%) Office 365
3 81 (3.28%) IaaS
4 57 (2.31%) PaaS
5 47 (1.91%) Azure Active Directory
6 46 (1.87%) SaaS
7 29 (1.18%) Cloud Computing
8 27 (1.09%) Google Cloud Platform
9 24 (0.97%) Datadog
10 22 (0.89%) AWS CloudFormation
10 22 (0.89%) IBM Cloud
10 22 (0.89%) Serverless
11 20 (0.81%) AWS Lambda
12 16 (0.65%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 14 (0.57%) OpenShift
14 11 (0.45%) Amazon S3
14 11 (0.45%) SoftLayer
15 10 (0.41%) Amazon EC2
15 10 (0.41%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 479 (19.42%) Firewall
2 349 (14.15%) WAN
3 292 (11.84%) LAN
4 173 (7.02%) DNS
5 171 (6.93%) VPN
6 170 (6.89%) BGP
7 163 (6.61%) Network Security
8 151 (6.12%) Cisco Nexus
9 147 (5.96%) Wireless
10 136 (5.52%) SAN
11 122 (4.95%) OSPF
12 119 (4.83%) MPLS
13 116 (4.70%) TCP/IP
14 111 (4.50%) Cisco ASA
15 108 (4.38%) DHCP
16 93 (3.77%) Internet
17 84 (3.41%) VoIP
18 79 (3.20%) IPsec
19 76 (3.08%) Wi-Fi
20 74 (3.00%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 139 (5.64%) SQL Server
2 42 (1.70%) Big Data
3 25 (1.01%) MongoDB
4 22 (0.89%) Amazon Redshift
4 22 (0.89%) MySQL
4 22 (0.89%) Relational Database
5 21 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
6 20 (0.81%) Apache Cassandra
6 20 (0.81%) Oracle Database
7 19 (0.77%) Hadoop
8 16 (0.65%) SQL Server 2008
8 16 (0.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 16 (0.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 14 (0.57%) BusinessObjects
9 14 (0.57%) NoSQL
9 14 (0.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 13 (0.53%) SQL Server 2014
11 11 (0.45%) HBase
11 11 (0.45%) RDBMS
11 11 (0.45%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 77 (3.12%) Jenkins
2 76 (3.08%) JIRA
3 36 (1.46%) Git (software)
4 29 (1.18%) TeamCity
5 21 (0.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 13 (0.53%) Cucumber
7 12 (0.49%) Sonatype Nexus
8 11 (0.45%) JMeter
9 10 (0.41%) Gatling
9 10 (0.41%) LoadRunner
9 10 (0.41%) Team Foundation Server
9 10 (0.41%) Visual Studio Team System
10 9 (0.36%) Visual Studio
11 7 (0.28%) Bitbucket
11 7 (0.28%) GoogleTest
11 7 (0.28%) SonarQube
11 7 (0.28%) Subversion
12 6 (0.24%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 6 (0.24%) Zephyr
13 5 (0.20%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 459 (18.61%) Finance
2 150 (6.08%) Telecoms
3 128 (5.19%) Banking
4 81 (3.28%) Law
5 70 (2.84%) Retail
6 44 (1.78%) Legal
7 37 (1.50%) Manufacturing
8 31 (1.26%) Investment Banking
9 22 (0.89%) Back Office
10 19 (0.77%) Local Government
11 18 (0.73%) Financial Institution
12 17 (0.69%) Mandarin Language
13 16 (0.65%) Games
13 16 (0.65%) Retail Banking
14 15 (0.61%) Publishing
15 14 (0.57%) Marketing
16 9 (0.36%) Electronics
17 8 (0.32%) Multimedia
17 8 (0.32%) Private Banking
18 7 (0.28%) French Language
Job Titles
1 418 (16.95%) Architect
2 273 (11.07%) Network Engineer
3 270 (10.95%) Project Manager
4 179 (7.26%) Analyst
5 162 (6.57%) Consultant
6 139 (5.64%) Infrastructure Manager
7 123 (4.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 99 (4.01%) Data Centre Engineer
9 98 (3.97%) Infrastructure Project Manager
9 98 (3.97%) Solutions Architect
10 84 (3.41%) Infrastructure Architect
11 83 (3.37%) DevOps Engineer
12 81 (3.28%) Cisco Engineer
12 81 (3.28%) Data Centre Manager
13 75 (3.04%) Technical Architect
14 68 (2.76%) Administrator
15 67 (2.72%) Cloud Architect
16 66 (2.68%) Security Engineer
17 64 (2.60%) Cisco Network Engineer
18 63 (2.55%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (2.88%) Middleware
2 58 (2.35%) Web Services
3 44 (1.78%) .NET
4 33 (1.34%) Elastic Stack
4 33 (1.34%) REST
5 30 (1.22%) 802.1X
6 27 (1.09%) Kafka
7 22 (0.89%) JSON
7 22 (0.89%) LDAP
7 22 (0.89%) SAML
8 20 (0.81%) RESTful
9 19 (0.77%) J2EE
10 18 (0.73%) SOAP
10 18 (0.73%) XML
11 17 (0.69%) OAuth
12 13 (0.53%) CSS
13 11 (0.45%) HTML
14 10 (0.41%) Java EE
15 7 (0.28%) Gherkin
15 7 (0.28%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 141 (5.72%) Analytical Skills
2 99 (4.01%) Public Cloud
3 81 (3.28%) Clustering
4 74 (3.00%) Management Information System
5 71 (2.88%) Computer Science
6 65 (2.64%) Private Cloud
7 63 (2.55%) Self-Motivation
8 58 (2.35%) PKI
9 54 (2.19%) Hybrid Cloud
10 29 (1.18%) Enterprise Storage
10 29 (1.18%) Mainframe
11 28 (1.14%) Replication
12 27 (1.09%) Driving Licence
13 26 (1.05%) NHS
14 24 (0.97%) Fat Client
14 24 (0.97%) Linux Command Line
14 24 (0.97%) Thin Client
14 24 (0.97%) Video Conferencing
15 23 (0.93%) PMI
16 22 (0.89%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 579 (23.48%) Windows
2 389 (15.77%) Linux
3 278 (11.27%) Windows Server
4 157 (6.37%) Unix
5 109 (4.42%) Windows Server 2012
6 91 (3.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 80 (3.24%) Windows Server 2008
8 74 (3.00%) Windows 10
9 58 (2.35%) Solaris
10 55 (2.23%) Windows 7
11 37 (1.50%) Windows Server 2003
12 28 (1.14%) AIX
12 28 (1.14%) CentOS
13 15 (0.61%) SUSE
14 9 (0.36%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 8 (0.32%) Mac OS X
16 7 (0.28%) Mac OS
17 6 (0.24%) CoreOS
17 6 (0.24%) HPUX
17 6 (0.24%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 715 (28.99%) Migration
2 389 (15.77%) ITIL
3 279 (11.31%) Agile Software Development
4 264 (10.71%) Project Management
5 211 (8.56%) DevOps
6 196 (7.95%) Stakeholder Management
7 176 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 145 (5.88%) PRINCE2
9 144 (5.84%) Problem-Solving
10 140 (5.68%) Configuration Management
11 136 (5.52%) Service Management
12 131 (5.31%) Disaster Recovery
13 130 (5.27%) Change Management
14 124 (5.03%) Load Balancing
15 113 (4.58%) Network Design
16 106 (4.30%) High Availability
17 105 (4.26%) Service Delivery
18 77 (3.12%) Capacity Planning
18 77 (3.12%) TOGAF
19 76 (3.08%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 168 (6.81%) PowerShell
2 152 (6.16%) Python
3 143 (5.80%) SQL
4 123 (4.99%) Java
5 70 (2.84%) Perl
6 65 (2.64%) C
7 63 (2.55%) Bash Shell
8 52 (2.11%) Shell Script
9 48 (1.95%) Ruby
10 32 (1.30%) C++
11 20 (0.81%) JavaScript
12 17 (0.69%) PHP
13 15 (0.61%) C#
14 13 (0.53%) T-SQL
14 13 (0.53%) VB
15 11 (0.45%) Scala
16 7 (0.28%) VBScript
17 6 (0.24%) Groovy
18 3 (0.12%) AWK
18 3 (0.12%) VBA
Qualifications
1 355 (14.40%) Security Cleared
2 339 (13.75%) Cisco Certification
3 273 (11.07%) SC Cleared
4 219 (8.88%) CCNP
5 155 (6.29%) Degree
6 151 (6.12%) CCNA
7 121 (4.91%) Microsoft Certification
8 113 (4.58%) CCIE
9 101 (4.10%) MCSE
10 65 (2.64%) DV Cleared
11 59 (2.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 45 (1.82%) CISSP
13 42 (1.70%) MCSA
14 41 (1.66%) ITIL Certification
15 38 (1.54%) PMP
16 36 (1.46%) PMI Certification
17 28 (1.14%) Computer Science Degree
18 27 (1.09%) CISM
19 25 (1.01%) BPSS Clearance
20 23 (0.93%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 101 (4.10%) SLA
2 72 (2.92%) GDPR
3 68 (2.76%) QA
4 44 (1.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 29 (1.18%) PCI DSS
6 27 (1.09%) PMO
7 26 (1.05%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 19 (0.77%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 18 (0.73%) Data Quality
10 16 (0.65%) COBIT
11 10 (0.41%) ISO 22301
12 7 (0.28%) COSO
12 7 (0.28%) FedRAMP
12 7 (0.28%) ISAE 3402
12 7 (0.28%) ISO 31000
12 7 (0.28%) ISO 9001
12 7 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 7 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27005
13 6 (0.24%) Government Security Classifications
14 5 (0.20%) HIPAA
System Software
1 308 (12.49%) VMware Infrastructure
2 305 (12.37%) Active Directory
3 127 (5.15%) vSphere
4 103 (4.18%) Docker
5 89 (3.61%) Hyper-V
6 78 (3.16%) VMware ESXi
7 56 (2.27%) XenApp
8 43 (1.74%) Virtual Machines
8 43 (1.74%) VMware NSX
9 41 (1.66%) XenDesktop
10 37 (1.50%) Virtual Servers
11 27 (1.09%) Microsoft App-V
12 21 (0.85%) vCloud
12 21 (0.85%) Virtual Desktop
13 20 (0.81%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 17 (0.69%) NFS
15 14 (0.57%) VMware Server
16 12 (0.49%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 11 (0.45%) Firmware
17 11 (0.45%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 134 (5.43%) SCCM
2 130 (5.27%) Ansible
3 102 (4.14%) Puppet
4 84 (3.41%) Kubernetes
5 73 (2.96%) Terraform
6 70 (2.84%) Opscode Chef
7 59 (2.39%) SCOM
8 53 (2.15%) Nagios
9 44 (1.78%) vCenter Server
10 43 (1.74%) Microsoft Clustering
11 36 (1.46%) FortiGate
12 31 (1.26%) vRealize
13 30 (1.22%) NetBackup
14 28 (1.14%) Packer
15 25 (1.01%) Single Sign-On
16 24 (0.97%) Cisco Prime
16 24 (0.97%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
17 21 (0.85%) Forefront Identity Manager
18 18 (0.73%) WSUS
19 17 (0.69%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 651 (26.40%) Cisco
2 500 (20.28%) VMware
3 442 (17.92%) Microsoft
4 183 (7.42%) Citrix
5 150 (6.08%) Oracle
6 142 (5.76%) HP
7 119 (4.83%) F5
8 117 (4.74%) CheckPoint
9 107 (4.34%) EMC
10 102 (4.14%) Juniper
11 97 (3.93%) Red Hat
12 89 (3.61%) NetApp
13 81 (3.28%) Palo Alto
14 78 (3.16%) IBM
15 76 (3.08%) Dell
16 71 (2.88%) SolarWinds
17 67 (2.72%) Splunk
18 51 (2.07%) Google
18 51 (2.07%) SAP
19 49 (1.99%) Fortinet