Period
to 1 April 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 1 April 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
1 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 85 97 110
Rank change year-on-year +12 +13 -28
Contract jobs citing Data Centre 1,480 2,282 2,118
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 2.65% 2.59% 2.27%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 8.22% 8.06% 6.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,052 1,499 1,390
Median daily rate £450 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £263 £300 £257
90th Percentile £641 £625 £625
UK median daily rate £445 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -1.11% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 74 63
Median hourly rate £21.00 £21.07 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.33% -6.36% +4.65%
10th Percentile £16.20 £14.33 £14.40
90th Percentile £53.75 £49.40 £39.38
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £25.09 £23.50
% change year-on-year -10.30% +6.74% +5.62%

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 18,013 28,311 30,574
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 32.20% 32.14% 32.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,368 18,555 20,244
Median daily rate £475 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.70% +5.11%
10th Percentile £250 £281 £265
90th Percentile £675 £675 £663
UK median daily rate £470 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -1.05% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 853 903 944
Median hourly rate £24.70 £21.00 £21.79
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.62% -3.60% +8.93%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.88 £11.80
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £50.00
Median hourly rate £25.50 £21.00 £21.70
% change year-on-year +21.43% -3.23% +9.85%

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 1 April 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 1 April 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 1 April 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 +34 572 £500 - 132
South East +4 262 £425 - 90
North of England +22 251 £400 -10.61% 96
Midlands +13 176 £400 +0.63% 55
North West +23 137 £425 -5.56% 38
South West -6 127 £470 +10.59% 26
West Midlands +4 115 £400 +0.31% 42
East of England -18 85 £425 -10.53% 27
Yorkshire +6 84 £375 -11.76% 39
East Midlands +28 59 £243 -33.33% 13
North East +23 30 £330 -22.35% 19
Data Centre
UK

For the 6 months to 1 April 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.

1 485 (32.77%) Migration
2 393 (26.55%) Windows
3 356 (24.05%) Cisco
4 349 (23.58%) VMware
5 319 (21.55%) Azure
6 315 (21.28%) Security Cleared
7 290 (19.59%) Firewall
8 254 (17.16%) AWS
9 237 (16.01%) Microsoft
9 237 (16.01%) SC Cleared
10 232 (15.68%) WAN
11 229 (15.47%) Linux
12 221 (14.93%) LAN
12 221 (14.93%) VMware Infrastructure
13 212 (14.32%) Active Directory
14 207 (13.99%) Finance
15 195 (13.18%) Agile Software Development
15 195 (13.18%) Cisco Certification
16 174 (11.76%) ITIL
17 169 (11.42%) DevOps
17 169 (11.42%) Windows Server
18 147 (9.93%) CCNP
19 138 (9.32%) VPN
20 136 (9.19%) Infrastructure Engineering
21 135 (9.12%) Office 365
22 132 (8.92%) DNS
23 130 (8.78%) SQL
24 126 (8.51%) Citrix
25 121 (8.18%) Project Management
26 118 (7.97%) Network Security

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 53 (3.58%) MS Exchange
2 43 (2.91%) SharePoint
3 38 (2.57%) Confluence
4 37 (2.50%) Skype for Business
5 20 (1.35%) Apache
6 17 (1.15%) IIS
7 16 (1.08%) OpenStack
8 12 (0.81%) WebLogic
9 10 (0.68%) Apache Spark
10 7 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2013
10 7 (0.47%) JBoss
11 6 (0.41%) IBM Notes
11 6 (0.41%) WebSphere
12 5 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2003
12 5 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2010
12 5 (0.34%) nginx
13 4 (0.27%) Cloud Foundry
13 4 (0.27%) Elasticsearch
13 4 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2007
13 4 (0.27%) Tomcat
Applications
1 31 (2.09%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (1.42%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (0.95%) MS Visio
4 10 (0.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 9 (0.61%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.068%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.068%) Open Workbench
6 1 (0.068%) Revit
6 1 (0.068%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.20%) Eikon
2 3 (0.20%) Payment Gateway
3 2 (0.14%) Oracle AML
3 2 (0.14%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.068%) assyst
4 1 (0.068%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.068%) Magento
4 1 (0.068%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.068%) ResourceLink
4 1 (0.068%) Sage 1000
4 1 (0.068%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.068%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.068%) SAP Business One
4 1 (0.068%) SAP MDM
4 1 (0.068%) SAP SD
4 1 (0.068%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 1 (0.068%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 319 (21.55%) Azure
2 254 (17.16%) AWS
3 135 (9.12%) Office 365
4 71 (4.80%) PaaS
5 68 (4.59%) IaaS
6 38 (2.57%) SaaS
7 31 (2.09%) GCP
8 26 (1.76%) OpenShift
9 25 (1.69%) Amazon S3
10 23 (1.55%) Amazon EC2
10 23 (1.55%) Azure Active Directory
11 17 (1.15%) Cloud Computing
12 14 (0.95%) AWS CloudFormation
13 12 (0.81%) GitHub
14 9 (0.61%) Datadog
15 7 (0.47%) Stackdriver
15 7 (0.47%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 6 (0.41%) OneDrive
17 5 (0.34%) Amazon Glacier
17 5 (0.34%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 290 (19.59%) Firewall
2 232 (15.68%) WAN
3 221 (14.93%) LAN
4 138 (9.32%) VPN
5 132 (8.92%) DNS
6 118 (7.97%) Network Security
7 96 (6.49%) Cisco Nexus
8 88 (5.95%) MPLS
9 87 (5.88%) BGP
10 81 (5.47%) TCP/IP
11 77 (5.20%) SAN
12 74 (5.00%) DHCP
13 73 (4.93%) Wireless
14 69 (4.66%) OSPF
15 64 (4.32%) Cisco ASA
16 55 (3.72%) Internet
17 52 (3.51%) Wi-Fi
18 42 (2.84%) Ethernet
19 39 (2.64%) SSL
19 39 (2.64%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 94 (6.35%) SQL Server
2 35 (2.36%) PostgreSQL
3 27 (1.82%) Amazon RDS
3 27 (1.82%) Oracle Database
4 24 (1.62%) SQL Server 2012
5 23 (1.55%) SQL Server 2016
6 20 (1.35%) NoSQL
7 19 (1.28%) MySQL
8 18 (1.22%) Data Warehouse
9 17 (1.15%) Big Data
10 15 (1.01%) SQL Server 2008
11 12 (0.81%) Oracle Database 12c
12 11 (0.74%) Amazon Redshift
12 11 (0.74%) Data Lake
13 10 (0.68%) Hadoop
13 10 (0.68%) MongoDB
13 10 (0.68%) Oracle Database 10g
13 10 (0.68%) Oracle Database 11g
13 10 (0.68%) SQL Server 2014
14 8 (0.54%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 56 (3.78%) Git (software)
2 38 (2.57%) JIRA
3 32 (2.16%) Jenkins
4 19 (1.28%) GitLab
5 11 (0.74%) Sonatype Nexus
6 10 (0.68%) Artifactory
7 9 (0.61%) AdminStudio
7 9 (0.61%) InstallShield
8 7 (0.47%) Bitbucket
9 5 (0.34%) PowerBuilder
9 5 (0.34%) ProC
9 5 (0.34%) SonarQube
9 5 (0.34%) Subversion
9 5 (0.34%) TeamCity
10 4 (0.27%) Maven
10 4 (0.27%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (0.20%) Moq
11 3 (0.20%) Selenium
11 3 (0.20%) Snyk
11 3 (0.20%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 207 (13.99%) Finance
2 115 (7.77%) Public Sector
3 110 (7.43%) Telecoms
4 101 (6.82%) Banking
5 82 (5.54%) Retail
6 27 (1.82%) Manufacturing
7 26 (1.76%) Local Government
8 16 (1.08%) Investment Banking
9 10 (0.68%) Legal
10 9 (0.61%) Front Office
11 8 (0.54%) Electronics
11 8 (0.54%) Law
11 8 (0.54%) Marketing
11 8 (0.54%) Police
12 7 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
13 5 (0.34%) Advertising
13 5 (0.34%) Back Office
13 5 (0.34%) Financial Institution
14 4 (0.27%) Automotive
14 4 (0.27%) Games
Job Titles
1 244 (16.49%) Architect
2 213 (14.39%) Network Engineer
3 108 (7.30%) Consultant
4 105 (7.09%) Project Manager
5 96 (6.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 73 (4.93%) DevOps Engineer
7 58 (3.92%) Analyst
8 57 (3.85%) Senior Network Engineer
9 53 (3.58%) Cloud Architect
10 49 (3.31%) Data Centre Manager
11 47 (3.18%) Data Centre Engineer
11 47 (3.18%) Infrastructure Architect
12 44 (2.97%) Infrastructure Manager
13 40 (2.70%) Security Engineer
14 37 (2.50%) Solutions Architect
15 35 (2.36%) Data Architect
15 35 (2.36%) Technical Architect
16 34 (2.30%) Network Architect
17 33 (2.23%) Support Engineer
18 31 (2.09%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (2.09%) LDAP
2 24 (1.62%) .NET
3 18 (1.22%) Web Services
4 16 (1.08%) Elastic Stack
5 15 (1.01%) REST
6 14 (0.95%) JSON
7 10 (0.68%) 802.1X
7 10 (0.68%) RabbitMQ
8 9 (0.61%) Middleware
8 9 (0.61%) YAML
9 8 (0.54%) Spring
9 8 (0.54%) XML
10 6 (0.41%) HTML
10 6 (0.41%) React
10 6 (0.41%) SAML
11 5 (0.34%) Hibernate
11 5 (0.34%) Node.js
11 5 (0.34%) OAuth
11 5 (0.34%) Oracle GoldenGate
11 5 (0.34%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 80 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
2 69 (4.66%) Public Cloud
3 49 (3.31%) Private Cloud
4 42 (2.84%) Self-Motivation
5 40 (2.70%) Management Information System
6 34 (2.30%) Hybrid Cloud
6 34 (2.30%) PKI
7 31 (2.09%) User Experience
8 29 (1.96%) Clustering
9 26 (1.76%) Driving Licence
10 17 (1.15%) Fibre Optics
11 16 (1.08%) Replication
12 15 (1.01%) CMDB
12 15 (1.01%) NHS
13 14 (0.95%) Cloud Native
13 14 (0.95%) EMC VNX
14 13 (0.88%) Virtual Team
15 12 (0.81%) Video Conferencing
16 9 (0.61%) PMI
16 9 (0.61%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 393 (26.55%) Windows
2 229 (15.47%) Linux
3 169 (11.42%) Windows Server
4 77 (5.20%) Windows 10
5 65 (4.39%) Windows Server 2012
6 55 (3.72%) Windows Server 2008
7 54 (3.65%) Windows Server 2016
8 48 (3.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 37 (2.50%) Windows 7
10 35 (2.36%) Unix
11 30 (2.03%) Solaris
12 21 (1.42%) Windows Server 2003
13 17 (1.15%) Ubuntu
14 16 (1.08%) CentOS
15 10 (0.68%) Windows Server 2019
16 8 (0.54%) AIX
17 7 (0.47%) VMS
18 6 (0.41%) Apple iOS
18 6 (0.41%) Mac OS X
19 5 (0.34%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 485 (32.77%) Migration
2 195 (13.18%) Agile Software Development
3 174 (11.76%) ITIL
4 169 (11.42%) DevOps
5 136 (9.19%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 121 (8.18%) Project Management
7 103 (6.96%) Problem-Solving
8 100 (6.76%) Change Management
9 96 (6.49%) Stakeholder Management
10 90 (6.08%) High Availability
11 83 (5.61%) Project Delivery
12 72 (4.86%) Service Management
13 71 (4.80%) Configuration Management
13 71 (4.80%) Disaster Recovery
14 70 (4.73%) Network Design
15 56 (3.78%) Risk Management
16 49 (3.31%) Service Delivery
17 48 (3.24%) PRINCE2
18 45 (3.04%) Cybersecurity
18 45 (3.04%) Server Management
Programming Languages
1 130 (8.78%) SQL
2 115 (7.77%) PowerShell
3 96 (6.49%) Python
4 67 (4.53%) Java
5 54 (3.65%) Bash Shell
6 42 (2.84%) C
7 34 (2.30%) Ruby
8 19 (1.28%) C++
9 17 (1.15%) Perl
10 13 (0.88%) Shell Script
10 13 (0.88%) VB
11 11 (0.74%) C#
11 11 (0.74%) PL/SQL
12 9 (0.61%) JavaScript
13 6 (0.41%) T-SQL
14 5 (0.34%) Fortran
14 5 (0.34%) Go
14 5 (0.34%) VC++
15 4 (0.27%) VBA
15 4 (0.27%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 315 (21.28%) Security Cleared
2 237 (16.01%) SC Cleared
3 195 (13.18%) Cisco Certification
4 147 (9.93%) CCNP
5 68 (4.59%) Degree
6 64 (4.32%) DV Cleared
7 62 (4.19%) CCNA
8 58 (3.92%) CCIE
9 39 (2.64%) CISSP
10 36 (2.43%) Microsoft Certification
11 25 (1.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 22 (1.49%) BPSS Clearance
13 20 (1.35%) MCSE
14 16 (1.08%) CCDP
15 13 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
15 13 (0.88%) PMI Certification
16 12 (0.81%) CCSP
16 12 (0.81%) CESG Certified Professional
16 12 (0.81%) CISM
16 12 (0.81%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (3.24%) SLA
2 25 (1.69%) NCSC
3 24 (1.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 18 (1.22%) PMO
5 11 (0.74%) NIST
6 10 (0.68%) Cyber Essentials
6 10 (0.68%) QA
7 8 (0.54%) GDPR
8 7 (0.47%) COBIT
9 6 (0.41%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 6 (0.41%) PCI DSS
9 6 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 5 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 5 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 4 (0.27%) BS7799
11 4 (0.27%) RMADS
12 3 (0.20%) Data Quality
12 3 (0.20%) HIPAA
13 2 (0.14%) Government Security Classifications
13 2 (0.14%) GxP
System Software
1 221 (14.93%) VMware Infrastructure
2 212 (14.32%) Active Directory
3 89 (6.01%) Docker
4 78 (5.27%) Hyper-V
5 51 (3.45%) vSphere
6 49 (3.31%) VMware ESXi
7 48 (3.24%) Virtual Machines
8 37 (2.50%) XenApp
9 35 (2.36%) VMware NSX
10 16 (1.08%) Oracle RAC
11 13 (0.88%) Microsoft App-V
12 12 (0.81%) Firmware
12 12 (0.81%) vCloud
12 12 (0.81%) Virtual Desktop
12 12 (0.81%) Virtual Servers
13 11 (0.74%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 9 (0.61%) KVM
14 9 (0.61%) NFS
14 9 (0.61%) VMware Server
15 8 (0.54%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 109 (7.36%) Ansible
2 93 (6.28%) SCCM
3 81 (5.47%) Kubernetes
4 69 (4.66%) Puppet
5 65 (4.39%) Terraform
6 45 (3.04%) Opscode Chef
7 41 (2.77%) SCOM
8 33 (2.23%) vRealize
9 24 (1.62%) NetBackup
10 22 (1.49%) vCenter Server
11 20 (1.35%) FortiGate
11 20 (1.35%) Nagios
12 19 (1.28%) WSUS
13 14 (0.95%) Host Intrusion Detection System
13 14 (0.95%) McAfee ePO
13 14 (0.95%) Microsoft Clustering
13 14 (0.95%) Network Intrusion Detection System
14 13 (0.88%) Microsoft Intune
14 13 (0.88%) ThinApp
15 12 (0.81%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 356 (24.05%) Cisco
2 349 (23.58%) VMware
3 237 (16.01%) Microsoft
4 126 (8.51%) Citrix
5 97 (6.55%) Oracle
6 92 (6.22%) Dell
7 88 (5.95%) HP
8 83 (5.61%) CheckPoint
9 74 (5.00%) F5
9 74 (5.00%) Juniper
10 58 (3.92%) Palo Alto
11 52 (3.51%) Red Hat
12 47 (3.18%) McAfee
13 46 (3.11%) NetApp
14 41 (2.77%) SolarWinds
15 37 (2.50%) EMC
16 33 (2.23%) Fortinet
17 27 (1.82%) Meraki
17 27 (1.82%) Veeam
18 26 (1.76%) Aruba