Period
to 19 June 2019

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 19 June 2019 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
19 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 93 101 82
Rank change year-on-year +8 -19 -19
Contract jobs citing Data Centre 2,088 2,253 2,344
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.52% 2.47% 2.79%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 7.74% 7.61% 8.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,313 1,430 1,497
England median daily rate £460 £450 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.22% +4.65% +1.18%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 63 43
England median hourly rate £25.09 £23.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.74% +46.88% -42.86%
10th Percentile £14.87 £13.65 £11.80
90th Percentile £83.75 £46.60 £40.00
UK median hourly rate £25.09 £22.25 £16.00
% change year-on-year +12.74% +39.06% -42.86%

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 26,963 29,623 27,868
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 32.53% 32.54% 33.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 17,493 19,384 18,070
England median daily rate £475 £470 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.06% +4.44% +5.88%
10th Percentile £285 £275 £263
90th Percentile £675 £665 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 919 944 991
England median hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +15.38% -7.14%
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.80 £11.25
90th Percentile £52.50 £51.25 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £20.89 £21.90 £19.90
% change year-on-year -4.61% +10.08% -5.26%

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 19 June 2019.

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 19 June 2019.

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 19 June 2019. 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 -8 782 £500 +5.26% 79
South East +11 444 £425 -5.56% 59
North of England +14 270 £448 +19.33% 40
Midlands +5 217 £400 -5.88% 38
East of England -8 183 £475 +8.57% 16
South West +37 181 £425 +9.68% 20
West Midlands -9 149 £388 -11.43% 22
North West +8 128 £450 +5.88% 15
Yorkshire +1 104 £439 +17.00% 23
East Midlands +33 66 £413 +10.00% 16
North East -3 38 £425 +18.06% 2
South Coast - 2 - -
Data Centre
UK

For the 6 months to 19 June 2019, 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.

1 673 (32.23%) Migration
2 624 (29.89%) Cisco
3 496 (23.75%) Firewall
4 462 (22.13%) Windows
5 458 (21.93%) VMware
6 408 (19.54%) Microsoft
7 394 (18.87%) Microsoft Azure
8 393 (18.82%) Amazon AWS
9 374 (17.91%) WAN
10 369 (17.67%) Security Cleared
11 346 (16.57%) Cisco Certification
12 334 (16.00%) Finance
13 312 (14.94%) VMware Infrastructure
14 309 (14.80%) LAN
15 307 (14.70%) ITIL
16 292 (13.98%) SC Cleared
17 286 (13.70%) Agile Software Development
18 278 (13.31%) Linux
19 268 (12.84%) Active Directory
20 220 (10.54%) DNS
21 217 (10.39%) Windows Server
22 215 (10.30%) CCNP
23 212 (10.15%) DevOps
24 206 (9.87%) VPN
25 197 (9.43%) F5
26 192 (9.20%) CheckPoint
27 191 (9.15%) Project Management
28 185 (8.86%) BGP
28 185 (8.86%) Network Security
29 182 (8.72%) Cisco Nexus

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 58 (2.78%) MS Exchange
2 53 (2.54%) Skype for Business
3 51 (2.44%) SharePoint
4 36 (1.72%) Apache
4 36 (1.72%) OpenStack
5 32 (1.53%) Confluence
6 29 (1.39%) IIS
7 25 (1.20%) JBoss
8 17 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2010
8 17 (0.81%) nginx
8 17 (0.81%) WebSphere
9 13 (0.62%) Tomcat
9 13 (0.62%) WebSphere Application Server
10 12 (0.57%) BizTalk Server
11 11 (0.53%) IBM HTTP Server
12 10 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2003
13 9 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2013
14 6 (0.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 6 (0.29%) Elasticsearch
15 5 (0.24%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 67 (3.21%) Microsoft Office
2 30 (1.44%) MS Visio
3 21 (1.01%) Microsoft Excel
4 18 (0.86%) Microsoft Project
5 11 (0.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.096%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.096%) InVision
6 2 (0.096%) Sketch
6 2 (0.096%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.048%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.048%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 8 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
1 8 (0.38%) Dynamics NAV
2 6 (0.29%) Payment Gateway
3 5 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.14%) Oracle Financials
4 3 (0.14%) PeopleSoft Financials
4 3 (0.14%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.096%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.048%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.048%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.048%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.048%) Relativity
6 1 (0.048%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 394 (18.87%) Microsoft Azure
2 393 (18.82%) Amazon AWS
3 177 (8.48%) Office 365
4 96 (4.60%) PaaS
5 87 (4.17%) IaaS
6 56 (2.68%) SaaS
7 51 (2.44%) Google Cloud Platform
8 50 (2.39%) Azure Active Directory
9 43 (2.06%) AWS CloudFormation
10 41 (1.96%) OpenShift
11 40 (1.92%) Cloud Computing
12 24 (1.15%) GitHub
12 24 (1.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 21 (1.01%) Serverless
14 20 (0.96%) Amazon EC2
15 17 (0.81%) Azure ExpressRoute
16 16 (0.77%) Dynamics 365
17 14 (0.67%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 14 (0.67%) Apigee
18 13 (0.62%) Azure Stack
Communications & Networking
1 496 (23.75%) Firewall
2 374 (17.91%) WAN
3 309 (14.80%) LAN
4 220 (10.54%) DNS
5 206 (9.87%) VPN
6 185 (8.86%) BGP
6 185 (8.86%) Network Security
7 182 (8.72%) Cisco Nexus
8 172 (8.24%) OSPF
9 167 (8.00%) SAN
10 158 (7.57%) Wireless
11 138 (6.61%) Cisco ASA
12 123 (5.89%) MPLS
13 118 (5.65%) DHCP
14 104 (4.98%) TCP/IP
15 90 (4.31%) VoIP
16 73 (3.50%) Internet
17 72 (3.45%) IPsec
18 61 (2.92%) Wi-Fi
19 59 (2.83%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 142 (6.80%) SQL Server
2 38 (1.82%) MySQL
3 28 (1.34%) PostgreSQL
4 27 (1.29%) Relational Database
5 25 (1.20%) Hadoop
6 24 (1.15%) NoSQL
7 23 (1.10%) Big Data
8 21 (1.01%) SQL Server 2012
9 20 (0.96%) SQL Server 2016
10 17 (0.81%) Amazon RDS
10 17 (0.81%) SQL Server 2014
11 16 (0.77%) Oracle Database
12 15 (0.72%) Azure SQL Database
13 14 (0.67%) DTS
14 12 (0.57%) Data Lake
14 12 (0.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 12 (0.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 11 (0.53%) Adabas
16 8 (0.38%) Power BI
17 7 (0.34%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 80 (3.83%) Git (software)
2 59 (2.83%) JIRA
3 37 (1.77%) Jenkins
4 28 (1.34%) Sonatype Nexus
5 20 (0.96%) Artifactory
6 19 (0.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 17 (0.81%) GitLab
8 11 (0.53%) Visual Studio
9 10 (0.48%) Bitbucket
10 9 (0.43%) Visual Studio Team System
11 8 (0.38%) IBM UrbanCode
12 6 (0.29%) SonarQube
13 4 (0.19%) AdminStudio
13 4 (0.19%) Gradle
13 4 (0.19%) InstallShield
13 4 (0.19%) ScriptRunner
13 4 (0.19%) Subversion
14 3 (0.14%) Maven
14 3 (0.14%) MSI
14 3 (0.14%) TeamCity
General
1 334 (16.00%) Finance
2 152 (7.28%) Telecoms
3 69 (3.30%) Banking
3 69 (3.30%) Retail
4 28 (1.34%) Law
5 25 (1.20%) Financial Institution
6 20 (0.96%) Back Office
7 19 (0.91%) Manufacturing
7 19 (0.91%) Marketing
8 18 (0.86%) Legal
9 13 (0.62%) Local Government
10 12 (0.57%) Multimedia
11 10 (0.48%) Publishing
12 9 (0.43%) Advertising
13 8 (0.38%) Electronics
14 6 (0.29%) Investment Banking
15 4 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
16 3 (0.14%) Billing
16 3 (0.14%) General Ledger
17 2 (0.096%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 510 (24.43%) Architect
2 274 (13.12%) Network Engineer
3 217 (10.39%) Project Manager
4 137 (6.56%) Analyst
5 129 (6.18%) Infrastructure Architect
6 111 (5.32%) Consultant
7 107 (5.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 106 (5.08%) Infrastructure Manager
9 104 (4.98%) Network Architect
10 91 (4.36%) Technical Architect
11 83 (3.98%) Infrastructure Project Manager
12 77 (3.69%) Cloud Architect
13 68 (3.26%) Security Architect
14 67 (3.21%) Data Centre Architect
15 66 (3.16%) Data Centre Manager
16 59 (2.83%) Solutions Architect
17 56 (2.68%) Cisco Engineer
18 54 (2.59%) Senior Network Engineer
19 51 (2.44%) Data Centre Project Manager
19 51 (2.44%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (2.78%) Middleware
2 51 (2.44%) REST
3 35 (1.68%) SOAP
4 34 (1.63%) Web Services
5 33 (1.58%) .NET
6 29 (1.39%) 802.1X
7 24 (1.15%) Node.js
8 23 (1.10%) RESTful
9 22 (1.05%) LDAP
10 17 (0.81%) Elastic Stack
10 17 (0.81%) J2EE
11 16 (0.77%) JSON
12 15 (0.72%) CSS
12 15 (0.72%) HTML
13 12 (0.57%) Kafka
14 11 (0.53%) YAML
15 10 (0.48%) XML
16 8 (0.38%) Keycloak
17 5 (0.24%) Regular Expression
17 5 (0.24%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 128 (6.13%) Public Cloud
2 89 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
3 67 (3.21%) Management Information System
4 62 (2.97%) Private Cloud
5 53 (2.54%) Clustering
5 53 (2.54%) Hybrid Cloud
6 38 (1.82%) PKI
7 36 (1.72%) Mainframe
7 36 (1.72%) Self-Motivation
8 35 (1.68%) Virtual Team
9 33 (1.58%) Driving Licence
10 30 (1.44%) Replication
11 24 (1.15%) User Experience
12 23 (1.10%) Video Conferencing
13 20 (0.96%) Cloud Native
14 19 (0.91%) Hedge funds
15 17 (0.81%) Linux Command Line
16 16 (0.77%) Enterprise Software
17 15 (0.72%) BYOD
18 14 (0.67%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 462 (22.13%) Windows
2 278 (13.31%) Linux
3 217 (10.39%) Windows Server
4 95 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
5 91 (4.36%) Unix
6 77 (3.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 66 (3.16%) Windows Server 2008
8 56 (2.68%) Windows 10
9 41 (1.96%) Solaris
10 29 (1.39%) Windows 7
11 27 (1.29%) Windows Server 2003
12 21 (1.01%) CentOS
13 15 (0.72%) Android
13 15 (0.72%) CoreOS
14 14 (0.67%) AIX
15 13 (0.62%) Ubuntu
16 9 (0.43%) Apple iOS
16 9 (0.43%) VMS
17 6 (0.29%) HPUX
17 6 (0.29%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 673 (32.23%) Migration
2 307 (14.70%) ITIL
3 286 (13.70%) Agile Software Development
4 212 (10.15%) DevOps
5 191 (9.15%) Project Management
6 154 (7.38%) Load Balancing
6 154 (7.38%) Stakeholder Management
7 152 (7.28%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 130 (6.23%) PRINCE2
9 125 (5.99%) Disaster Recovery
10 117 (5.60%) Problem-Solving
11 98 (4.69%) Network Design
12 96 (4.60%) Service Management
13 91 (4.36%) High Availability
14 83 (3.98%) Change Management
15 80 (3.83%) Computer Science
16 79 (3.78%) TOGAF
17 73 (3.50%) Open Source
18 67 (3.21%) Information Security
18 67 (3.21%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 172 (8.24%) SQL
2 145 (6.94%) PowerShell
3 111 (5.32%) Python
4 98 (4.69%) Java
5 78 (3.74%) Bash Shell
6 34 (1.63%) C
7 32 (1.53%) Ruby
8 26 (1.25%) Shell Script
9 24 (1.15%) C#
10 22 (1.05%) Go
10 22 (1.05%) Perl
11 18 (0.86%) JavaScript
12 12 (0.57%) T-SQL
13 11 (0.53%) Jython
13 11 (0.53%) Natural
14 10 (0.48%) PHP
15 8 (0.38%) VB
16 7 (0.34%) C++
16 7 (0.34%) Korn
17 6 (0.29%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 369 (17.67%) Security Cleared
2 346 (16.57%) Cisco Certification
3 292 (13.98%) SC Cleared
4 215 (10.30%) CCNP
5 147 (7.04%) CCNA
6 105 (5.03%) Degree
7 94 (4.50%) CCIE
8 83 (3.98%) Microsoft Certification
9 78 (3.74%) DV Cleared
10 69 (3.30%) MCSE
11 46 (2.20%) MCSA
12 39 (1.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 33 (1.58%) Computer Science Degree
14 26 (1.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 24 (1.15%) CCDP
15 24 (1.15%) PMI Certification
16 23 (1.10%) ITIL Certification
16 23 (1.10%) PMP
17 19 (0.91%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
18 17 (0.81%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (3.07%) SLA
2 36 (1.72%) PCI DSS
3 30 (1.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 26 (1.25%) GDPR
5 23 (1.10%) QA
6 21 (1.01%) COBIT
7 14 (0.67%) PMO
8 12 (0.57%) NIST
9 11 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 7 (0.34%) COSO
11 6 (0.29%) HL7
12 5 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials
12 5 (0.24%) ISO 22301
12 5 (0.24%) ISO 9001
13 4 (0.19%) Government Security Classifications
13 4 (0.19%) ISAE 3402
13 4 (0.19%) ISO 31000
13 4 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27005
14 3 (0.14%) Data Quality
15 2 (0.096%) NEBOSH
System Software
1 312 (14.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 268 (12.84%) Active Directory
3 121 (5.80%) Docker
4 107 (5.12%) Hyper-V
5 95 (4.55%) VMware ESXi
6 71 (3.40%) vSphere
7 59 (2.83%) Virtual Machines
8 41 (1.96%) VMware NSX
9 34 (1.63%) Virtual Servers
10 32 (1.53%) XenApp
11 24 (1.15%) Virtual Desktop
12 17 (0.81%) Microsoft App-V
13 16 (0.77%) Firmware
14 14 (0.67%) Ceph
14 14 (0.67%) etcd
14 14 (0.67%) flannel
14 14 (0.67%) SkyDNS
14 14 (0.67%) vCloud
15 11 (0.53%) GlusterFS
16 10 (0.48%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 127 (6.08%) Ansible
2 109 (5.22%) SCCM
3 103 (4.93%) Puppet
4 98 (4.69%) Kubernetes
5 97 (4.65%) Terraform
6 57 (2.73%) vCenter Server
7 55 (2.63%) SCOM
8 49 (2.35%) Opscode Chef
9 34 (1.63%) Failover Clustering
10 33 (1.58%) WSUS
11 24 (1.15%) NetBackup
11 24 (1.15%) Packer
11 24 (1.15%) SCVMM
12 23 (1.10%) Cisco Prime
12 23 (1.10%) PowerCLI
13 22 (1.05%) Network Intrusion Detection System
14 21 (1.01%) HAProxy
14 21 (1.01%) Host Intrusion Detection System
15 20 (0.96%) Microsoft Clustering
16 18 (0.86%) vRealize
Vendors
1 624 (29.89%) Cisco
2 458 (21.93%) VMware
3 408 (19.54%) Microsoft
4 197 (9.43%) F5
5 192 (9.20%) CheckPoint
6 146 (6.99%) Citrix
7 141 (6.75%) Juniper
8 118 (5.65%) Oracle
9 108 (5.17%) Palo Alto
10 86 (4.12%) HP
10 86 (4.12%) Red Hat
11 81 (3.88%) SolarWinds
12 80 (3.83%) Dell
13 73 (3.50%) NetApp
14 58 (2.78%) Google
15 57 (2.73%) EMC
16 48 (2.30%) Fortinet
17 31 (1.48%) IBM
17 31 (1.48%) Meraki
18 30 (1.44%) Aruba