Period
to 20 August 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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 101 91 68
Rank change year-on-year -10 -23 0
Contract jobs citing Data Centre 2,350 2,408 3,195
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.52% 2.73% 3.18%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 7.31% 7.92% 9.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,432 1,527 1,996
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.03%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £275
90th Percentile £638 £588 £588
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 57 85
England median hourly rate £29.25 £15.50 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +88.71% -35.42% +6.67%
10th Percentile £13.38 £11.90 £12.25
90th Percentile £47.00 £36.50 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £32.50 £15.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year +109.68% -36.73% +13.82%

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 32,145 30,401 34,486
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 34.44% 34.47% 34.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 21,022 19,925 22,808
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £281 £271 £256
90th Percentile £669 £650 £625
UK median daily rate £470 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 979 959 1,142
England median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.50% - +8.11%
10th Percentile £12.23 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £51.00 £50.00 £46.88
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £20.50 £20.67
% change year-on-year +4.88% -0.82% +11.07%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 20 August 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 -14 983 £475 +5.56% 174
South East -14 473 £450 +2.86% 100
North of England -35 333 £400 -5.88% 55
East of England +13 232 £431 +14.24% 31
Midlands -12 204 £400 - 53
West Midlands -9 155 £425 +2.10% 41
North West -51 145 £438 - 28
South West -7 121 £388 -2.82% 34
Yorkshire -16 119 £400 -6.98% 18
North East +31 73 £363 +3.57% 9
East Midlands -28 43 £375 +17.19% 12
Data Centre
UK

For the 6 months to 20 August 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.

1 653 (27.79%) Migration
2 648 (27.57%) Cisco
3 581 (24.72%) Windows
4 477 (20.30%) Firewall
5 468 (19.91%) VMware
6 463 (19.70%) Finance
7 406 (17.28%) Microsoft
8 396 (16.85%) ITIL
9 381 (16.21%) Linux
10 368 (15.66%) Microsoft Azure
11 367 (15.62%) WAN
12 359 (15.28%) Amazon AWS
13 345 (14.68%) Security Cleared
14 323 (13.74%) Cisco Certification
15 298 (12.68%) LAN
16 291 (12.38%) Active Directory
17 290 (12.34%) VMware Infrastructure
18 272 (11.57%) SC Cleared
19 266 (11.32%) Project Management
20 265 (11.28%) Agile Software Development
21 258 (10.98%) Windows Server
22 223 (9.49%) CCNP
23 202 (8.60%) DevOps
24 199 (8.47%) Stakeholder Management
25 189 (8.04%) Network Security
26 186 (7.91%) VPN
26 186 (7.91%) DNS
27 175 (7.45%) BGP
28 171 (7.28%) Citrix
29 165 (7.02%) Wireless

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
1 111 (4.72%) MS Exchange
2 54 (2.30%) SharePoint
3 53 (2.26%) Skype for Business
4 52 (2.21%) Exchange Server 2010
5 44 (1.87%) IIS
6 27 (1.15%) Confluence
7 25 (1.06%) OpenStack
8 24 (1.02%) Apache
9 22 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2013
10 19 (0.81%) Tomcat
11 12 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2003
12 10 (0.43%) WebSphere
13 8 (0.34%) Apache Solr
13 8 (0.34%) WebLogic
14 6 (0.26%) Apache Spark
14 6 (0.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 6 (0.26%) JBoss
15 5 (0.21%) Elasticsearch
15 5 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2007
16 4 (0.17%) nginx
Applications
1 93 (3.96%) Microsoft Office
2 42 (1.79%) Microsoft Excel
3 40 (1.70%) MS Visio
4 33 (1.40%) Microsoft Project
5 15 (0.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 7 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.17%) AutoCAD
7 4 (0.17%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 11 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (0.21%) Oracle Payables
2 5 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.13%) BusinessWorks
4 3 (0.13%) ENOVIA
4 3 (0.13%) Oracle Receivables
4 3 (0.13%) RMDS
5 2 (0.085%) Concordance
5 2 (0.085%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.085%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.085%) Relativity
5 2 (0.085%) SAP GRC
6 1 (0.043%) FLEXCUBE
6 1 (0.043%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.043%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.043%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (0.043%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
6 1 (0.043%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.043%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 368 (15.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 359 (15.28%) Amazon AWS
3 157 (6.68%) Office 365
4 76 (3.23%) IaaS
5 62 (2.64%) PaaS
6 45 (1.91%) SaaS
7 34 (1.45%) Azure Active Directory
7 34 (1.45%) Datadog
8 25 (1.06%) Serverless
9 24 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
10 22 (0.94%) AWS CloudFormation
11 20 (0.85%) AWS Lambda
12 14 (0.60%) Google Cloud Platform
13 12 (0.51%) OpenShift
14 11 (0.47%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 10 (0.43%) IBM Cloud
16 9 (0.38%) GitHub
17 8 (0.34%) Amazon ELB
18 6 (0.26%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 6 (0.26%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 477 (20.30%) Firewall
2 367 (15.62%) WAN
3 298 (12.68%) LAN
4 189 (8.04%) Network Security
5 186 (7.91%) DNS
5 186 (7.91%) VPN
6 175 (7.45%) BGP
7 165 (7.02%) Wireless
8 141 (6.00%) SAN
9 133 (5.66%) OSPF
10 131 (5.57%) Cisco ASA
11 130 (5.53%) MPLS
12 122 (5.19%) Cisco Nexus
13 111 (4.72%) TCP/IP
14 109 (4.64%) DHCP
15 86 (3.66%) Internet
16 77 (3.28%) IPsec
17 74 (3.15%) VoIP
18 67 (2.85%) Wi-Fi
19 62 (2.64%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 114 (4.85%) SQL Server
2 38 (1.62%) Big Data
3 30 (1.28%) Amazon Redshift
4 24 (1.02%) Hadoop
5 23 (0.98%) Relational Database
6 22 (0.94%) MongoDB
6 22 (0.94%) MySQL
7 20 (0.85%) NoSQL
7 20 (0.85%) Oracle Database
8 18 (0.77%) Apache Cassandra
9 15 (0.64%) Data Warehouse
9 15 (0.64%) SQL Server 2008
10 14 (0.60%) RDBMS
11 13 (0.55%) PostgreSQL
12 12 (0.51%) HBase
12 12 (0.51%) SQL Server 2012
13 11 (0.47%) DB2
14 10 (0.43%) SQL Server 2014
15 9 (0.38%) Power BI
16 8 (0.34%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 65 (2.77%) Jenkins
2 64 (2.72%) JIRA
3 34 (1.45%) TeamCity
4 28 (1.19%) Git (software)
5 11 (0.47%) Cucumber
5 11 (0.47%) Team Foundation Server
6 10 (0.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 9 (0.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 8 (0.34%) Vagrant
8 8 (0.34%) Visual Studio Team System
8 8 (0.34%) Zephyr
9 7 (0.30%) GoogleTest
9 7 (0.30%) JMeter
9 7 (0.30%) Sonatype Nexus
10 6 (0.26%) Gatling
10 6 (0.26%) LoadRunner
11 5 (0.21%) Bitbucket
11 5 (0.21%) Octopus Deploy
11 5 (0.21%) SonarQube
11 5 (0.21%) Visual Studio
General
1 463 (19.70%) Finance
2 143 (6.09%) Telecoms
3 113 (4.81%) Banking
4 84 (3.57%) Retail
5 83 (3.53%) Law
6 44 (1.87%) Legal
7 31 (1.32%) Manufacturing
8 23 (0.98%) Local Government
9 21 (0.89%) Investment Banking
10 20 (0.85%) Financial Institution
11 16 (0.68%) Games
12 15 (0.64%) Digital Economy
13 13 (0.55%) Mandarin Language
13 13 (0.55%) Marketing
14 11 (0.47%) German Language
15 9 (0.38%) Billing
15 9 (0.38%) Retail Banking
16 8 (0.34%) French Language
16 8 (0.34%) Multimedia
16 8 (0.34%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 368 (15.66%) Architect
2 305 (12.98%) Network Engineer
3 264 (11.23%) Project Manager
4 185 (7.87%) Analyst
5 166 (7.06%) Consultant
6 144 (6.13%) Infrastructure Manager
7 124 (5.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 98 (4.17%) DevOps Engineer
8 98 (4.17%) Infrastructure Project Manager
9 97 (4.13%) Data Centre Engineer
10 92 (3.91%) Data Centre Manager
11 89 (3.79%) Solutions Architect
12 80 (3.40%) Cisco Engineer
13 73 (3.11%) Security Engineer
14 65 (2.77%) Cisco Network Engineer
14 65 (2.77%) Infrastructure Architect
14 65 (2.77%) Network Architect
15 63 (2.68%) Administrator
16 62 (2.64%) Senior Network Engineer
17 61 (2.60%) Data Centre Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (2.55%) Middleware
2 47 (2.00%) Web Services
3 41 (1.74%) Elastic Stack
4 33 (1.40%) .NET
4 33 (1.40%) LDAP
5 30 (1.28%) 802.1X
5 30 (1.28%) Kafka
6 28 (1.19%) REST
7 23 (0.98%) SOAP
8 21 (0.89%) JSON
9 20 (0.85%) XML
10 17 (0.72%) RESTful
10 17 (0.72%) SAML
11 15 (0.64%) HTML
12 13 (0.55%) CSS
13 12 (0.51%) J2EE
14 11 (0.47%) WAP
15 8 (0.34%) OAuth
16 7 (0.30%) Gherkin
16 7 (0.30%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 144 (6.13%) Analytical Skills
2 88 (3.74%) Public Cloud
3 78 (3.32%) Clustering
4 70 (2.98%) Computer Science
5 67 (2.85%) Management Information System
6 61 (2.60%) Private Cloud
7 60 (2.55%) PKI
8 50 (2.13%) Self-Motivation
9 44 (1.87%) Hybrid Cloud
10 29 (1.23%) Replication
11 27 (1.15%) Mainframe
11 27 (1.15%) Virtual Team
12 26 (1.11%) Driving Licence
13 24 (1.02%) Enterprise Storage
13 24 (1.02%) Fat Client
13 24 (1.02%) Thin Client
14 23 (0.98%) CMDB
15 21 (0.89%) Data Structures
16 20 (0.85%) PMI
17 16 (0.68%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 581 (24.72%) Windows
2 381 (16.21%) Linux
3 258 (10.98%) Windows Server
4 148 (6.30%) Unix
5 97 (4.13%) Windows Server 2012
6 92 (3.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 81 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
8 69 (2.94%) Windows 10
9 58 (2.47%) Windows 7
10 52 (2.21%) Solaris
11 43 (1.83%) AIX
12 41 (1.74%) Windows Server 2003
13 24 (1.02%) CentOS
14 11 (0.47%) SUSE
15 10 (0.43%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 9 (0.38%) HPUX
17 7 (0.30%) Mac OS
17 7 (0.30%) Mac OS X
17 7 (0.30%) Oracle Linux
18 6 (0.26%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 653 (27.79%) Migration
2 396 (16.85%) ITIL
3 266 (11.32%) Project Management
4 265 (11.28%) Agile Software Development
5 202 (8.60%) DevOps
6 199 (8.47%) Stakeholder Management
7 163 (6.94%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 151 (6.43%) Configuration Management
9 147 (6.26%) PRINCE2
10 133 (5.66%) Disaster Recovery
11 128 (5.45%) Network Design
12 127 (5.40%) Service Management
13 126 (5.36%) Change Management
14 116 (4.94%) Problem-Solving
15 112 (4.77%) High Availability
16 109 (4.64%) Load Balancing
17 87 (3.70%) Programme Delivery
18 84 (3.57%) Service Delivery
19 81 (3.45%) Capacity Planning
20 80 (3.40%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 158 (6.72%) PowerShell
2 151 (6.43%) Python
3 130 (5.53%) Java
4 128 (5.45%) SQL
5 83 (3.53%) C
6 70 (2.98%) Perl
7 62 (2.64%) Bash Shell
8 56 (2.38%) Ruby
9 49 (2.09%) C++
10 43 (1.83%) Shell Script
11 17 (0.72%) JavaScript
12 15 (0.64%) PHP
13 14 (0.60%) C#
14 12 (0.51%) VB
15 11 (0.47%) Scala
16 8 (0.34%) Groovy
17 7 (0.30%) T-SQL
18 6 (0.26%) VBScript
19 3 (0.13%) AWK
20 2 (0.085%) VB6
Qualifications
1 345 (14.68%) Security Cleared
2 323 (13.74%) Cisco Certification
3 272 (11.57%) SC Cleared
4 223 (9.49%) CCNP
5 156 (6.64%) Degree
6 133 (5.66%) CCNA
7 98 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
8 94 (4.00%) CCIE
9 76 (3.23%) MCSE
10 60 (2.55%) DV Cleared
11 50 (2.13%) CISSP
12 42 (1.79%) PMP
13 38 (1.62%) PMI Certification
14 36 (1.53%) ITIL Certification
15 35 (1.49%) MCSA
16 29 (1.23%) CISM
16 29 (1.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 28 (1.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 27 (1.15%) Computer Science Degree
19 26 (1.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 87 (3.70%) SLA
2 62 (2.64%) QA
3 55 (2.34%) GDPR
4 40 (1.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 32 (1.36%) PCI DSS
6 30 (1.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 29 (1.23%) PMO
8 18 (0.77%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 17 (0.72%) COBIT
10 12 (0.51%) Data Quality
11 8 (0.34%) COSO
12 7 (0.30%) GCP
12 7 (0.30%) ISAE 3402
13 6 (0.26%) HIPAA
13 6 (0.26%) ISO 22301
13 6 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 5 (0.21%) ISO 31000
14 5 (0.21%) ISO 9001
14 5 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27005
15 3 (0.13%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 291 (12.38%) Active Directory
2 290 (12.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 119 (5.06%) vSphere
4 103 (4.38%) Docker
5 81 (3.45%) Hyper-V
6 63 (2.68%) VMware ESXi
7 62 (2.64%) VMware NSX
8 58 (2.47%) XenApp
9 36 (1.53%) Virtual Machines
10 35 (1.49%) Virtual Servers
11 30 (1.28%) Microsoft App-V
12 29 (1.23%) XenDesktop
13 24 (1.02%) Virtual Desktop
14 21 (0.89%) NFS
15 19 (0.81%) vCloud
16 15 (0.64%) VMware Server
17 14 (0.60%) VMware Workstation
18 13 (0.55%) Veritas Cluster Server
19 12 (0.51%) Citrix Presentation Server
20 10 (0.43%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 140 (5.96%) SCCM
2 117 (4.98%) Ansible
3 101 (4.30%) Puppet
4 77 (3.28%) Kubernetes
5 75 (3.19%) Terraform
6 74 (3.15%) Opscode Chef
7 67 (2.85%) SCOM
8 49 (2.09%) FortiGate
9 48 (2.04%) Nagios
10 46 (1.96%) Microsoft Clustering
11 37 (1.57%) Packer
12 36 (1.53%) vCenter Server
13 32 (1.36%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 30 (1.28%) NetBackup
15 25 (1.06%) Cisco Prime
15 25 (1.06%) Single Sign-On
16 22 (0.94%) vRealize
17 17 (0.72%) WSUS
18 15 (0.64%) Nessus
19 13 (0.55%) Mesos
Vendors
1 648 (27.57%) Cisco
2 468 (19.91%) VMware
3 406 (17.28%) Microsoft
4 171 (7.28%) Citrix
5 146 (6.21%) Oracle
6 145 (6.17%) HP
7 124 (5.28%) F5
8 123 (5.23%) CheckPoint
9 111 (4.72%) Juniper
10 101 (4.30%) EMC
11 89 (3.79%) Red Hat
12 83 (3.53%) Palo Alto
12 83 (3.53%) Splunk
13 81 (3.45%) NetApp
14 79 (3.36%) Dell
15 70 (2.98%) IBM
16 60 (2.55%) McAfee
17 58 (2.47%) SolarWinds
18 51 (2.17%) Fortinet
19 44 (1.87%) Aruba