Period
to 24 January 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 24 January 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
24 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 82 101 106
Rank change year-on-year +19 +5 -31
Contract jobs citing Data Centre 1,840 2,328 2,164
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.80% 2.55% 2.34%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 8.92% 7.86% 7.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,240 1,523 1,388
England median daily rate £442 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.83% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £255 £300 £250
90th Percentile £650 £625 £606
UK median daily rate £434 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -3.47% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 76 65
England median hourly rate £34.25 £19.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +73.39% -1.25% -15.79%
10th Percentile £16.20 £12.50 £13.60
90th Percentile £78.75 £47.25 £33.25
UK median hourly rate £36.50 £21.76 £20.00
% change year-on-year +67.74% +8.80% -15.79%

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 20,627 29,611 30,661
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 31.40% 32.43% 33.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,171 19,502 20,547
England median daily rate £470 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.05% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £258 £281 £263
90th Percentile £675 £663 £660
UK median daily rate £450 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 889 906 902
England median hourly rate £23.50 £21.00 £20.97
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.90% +0.16% +4.84%
10th Percentile £12.42 £12.01 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.00 £48.75 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £24.37 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year +18.88% -2.38% +5.00%

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 24 January 2020.

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 24 January 2020.

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 24 January 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 +34 693 £500 - 167
South East +13 358 £425 - 151
North of England +21 319 £375 -11.76% 109
Midlands +25 214 £400 - 88
North West +20 184 £400 -11.11% 61
South West +5 169 £450 +5.88% 38
West Midlands +16 146 £413 +3.13% 60
Yorkshire +25 105 £350 -17.65% 36
East of England -16 86 £425 -5.56% 32
East Midlands +23 68 £313 -13.19% 28
North East +22 31 £330 -26.67% 12
Data Centre
UK

For the 6 months to 24 January 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.

1 518 (28.15%) Cisco
2 516 (28.04%) Migration
3 459 (24.95%) Windows
4 390 (21.20%) VMware
5 373 (20.27%) Security Cleared
6 356 (19.35%) Firewall
7 355 (19.29%) Azure
8 332 (18.04%) Microsoft
9 308 (16.74%) AWS
10 302 (16.41%) Finance
11 296 (16.09%) WAN
12 282 (15.33%) Cisco Certification
13 280 (15.22%) SC Cleared
14 267 (14.51%) LAN
15 261 (14.18%) Linux
16 257 (13.97%) Active Directory
17 255 (13.86%) ITIL
18 247 (13.42%) VMware Infrastructure
19 230 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
20 201 (10.92%) CCNP
21 188 (10.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
22 183 (9.95%) Windows Server
23 174 (9.46%) DNS
24 170 (9.24%) VPN
24 170 (9.24%) Telecoms
25 169 (9.18%) Project Management
26 161 (8.75%) DevOps
27 147 (7.99%) Office 365
28 142 (7.72%) Citrix
29 139 (7.55%) Public Sector

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 71 (3.86%) MS Exchange
2 45 (2.45%) SharePoint
3 38 (2.07%) Skype for Business
4 27 (1.47%) Confluence
5 25 (1.36%) Apache
6 18 (0.98%) OpenStack
7 14 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2010
8 13 (0.71%) Elasticsearch
9 12 (0.65%) IIS
10 10 (0.54%) nginx
11 9 (0.49%) WebLogic
12 8 (0.43%) Apache Spark
12 8 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2003
13 7 (0.38%) Tomcat
14 6 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2013
14 6 (0.33%) IBM Notes
14 6 (0.33%) WebSphere
15 5 (0.27%) JBoss
16 3 (0.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 3 (0.16%) MQSeries
Applications
1 46 (2.50%) Microsoft Office
2 28 (1.52%) MS Visio
3 25 (1.36%) Microsoft Excel
4 11 (0.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 11 (0.60%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.054%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.054%) Revit
5 1 (0.054%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (0.38%) SAP ERP
2 6 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.16%) Eikon
3 3 (0.16%) OpenText VIM for SAP
4 2 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.11%) Oracle AML
4 2 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.054%) assyst
5 1 (0.054%) CiviCRM
5 1 (0.054%) Magento
5 1 (0.054%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.054%) RMDS
5 1 (0.054%) Sage 1000
5 1 (0.054%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.054%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.054%) Unica
5 1 (0.054%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 355 (19.29%) Azure
2 308 (16.74%) AWS
3 147 (7.99%) Office 365
4 84 (4.57%) IaaS
5 68 (3.70%) PaaS
6 48 (2.61%) SaaS
7 34 (1.85%) OpenShift
8 25 (1.36%) GCP
9 23 (1.25%) Cloud Computing
10 21 (1.14%) Amazon S3
10 21 (1.14%) Azure Active Directory
11 20 (1.09%) Amazon EC2
12 17 (0.92%) AWS CloudFormation
12 17 (0.92%) Datadog
13 9 (0.49%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 8 (0.43%) Azure ExpressRoute
14 8 (0.43%) Serverless
15 7 (0.38%) OneDrive
16 6 (0.33%) IBM Cloud
17 5 (0.27%) Amazon SageMaker
Communications & Networking
1 356 (19.35%) Firewall
2 296 (16.09%) WAN
3 267 (14.51%) LAN
4 174 (9.46%) DNS
5 170 (9.24%) VPN
6 137 (7.45%) Cisco Nexus
7 136 (7.39%) Network Security
8 131 (7.12%) BGP
9 112 (6.09%) Wireless
10 107 (5.82%) MPLS
11 98 (5.33%) TCP/IP
12 96 (5.22%) SAN
13 95 (5.16%) Cisco ASA
14 91 (4.95%) OSPF
15 86 (4.67%) DHCP
16 83 (4.51%) Internet
17 63 (3.42%) Wi-Fi
18 60 (3.26%) Ethernet
19 56 (3.04%) VoIP
20 46 (2.50%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 91 (4.95%) SQL Server
2 35 (1.90%) PostgreSQL
3 33 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
4 29 (1.58%) Amazon RDS
5 25 (1.36%) MySQL
6 24 (1.30%) Big Data
7 18 (0.98%) Oracle Database
8 17 (0.92%) SQL Server 2016
9 16 (0.87%) GIS
9 16 (0.87%) SQL Server 2012
10 15 (0.82%) SAP HANA
11 14 (0.76%) SQL Server 2014
12 13 (0.71%) NoSQL
13 12 (0.65%) Hadoop
14 11 (0.60%) Amazon Redshift
14 11 (0.60%) Data Lake
14 11 (0.60%) SQL Server 2008
15 8 (0.43%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 7 (0.38%) DB2
17 6 (0.33%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 42 (2.28%) Git (software)
1 42 (2.28%) JIRA
2 27 (1.47%) Jenkins
3 15 (0.82%) GitLab
3 15 (0.82%) Sonatype Nexus
4 9 (0.49%) AdminStudio
4 9 (0.49%) InstallShield
5 7 (0.38%) TeamCity
6 6 (0.33%) Moq
6 6 (0.33%) NUnit
7 5 (0.27%) Maven
7 5 (0.27%) PowerBuilder
7 5 (0.27%) ProC
7 5 (0.27%) Subversion
7 5 (0.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 4 (0.22%) SonarQube
8 4 (0.22%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (0.16%) Artifactory
9 3 (0.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 3 (0.16%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 302 (16.41%) Finance
2 170 (9.24%) Telecoms
3 139 (7.55%) Public Sector
4 126 (6.85%) Banking
5 120 (6.52%) Retail
6 33 (1.79%) Local Government
7 23 (1.25%) Manufacturing
8 19 (1.03%) Investment Banking
9 11 (0.60%) Back Office
10 10 (0.54%) Games
10 10 (0.54%) Legal
10 10 (0.54%) Marketing
10 10 (0.54%) Publishing
11 9 (0.49%) Advertising
11 9 (0.49%) Electronics
11 9 (0.49%) Law
12 8 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
13 7 (0.38%) Police
14 6 (0.33%) Billing
15 5 (0.27%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 358 (19.46%) Architect
2 281 (15.27%) Network Engineer
3 152 (8.26%) Project Manager
4 124 (6.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 112 (6.09%) Consultant
6 83 (4.51%) DevOps Engineer
7 75 (4.08%) Analyst
8 74 (4.02%) Cloud Architect
9 71 (3.86%) Network Architect
10 65 (3.53%) Infrastructure Manager
11 63 (3.42%) Data Centre Manager
12 59 (3.21%) Senior Network Engineer
13 58 (3.15%) Data Centre Engineer
14 54 (2.93%) Data Architect
15 52 (2.83%) Solutions Architect
16 51 (2.77%) Technical Architect
17 50 (2.72%) Infrastructure Architect
17 50 (2.72%) Infrastructure Project Manager
18 44 (2.39%) Support Engineer
19 42 (2.28%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (1.47%) LDAP
1 27 (1.47%) Web Services
2 18 (0.98%) 802.1X
3 17 (0.92%) Elastic Stack
3 17 (0.92%) JSON
4 14 (0.76%) REST
4 14 (0.76%) YAML
5 13 (0.71%) .NET
6 12 (0.65%) Middleware
7 10 (0.54%) RabbitMQ
8 7 (0.38%) Django
9 6 (0.33%) .NET Core
9 6 (0.33%) Redux
9 6 (0.33%) Spring
10 5 (0.27%) Hibernate
10 5 (0.27%) J2EE
10 5 (0.27%) WebSphere MQ
10 5 (0.27%) XML
11 4 (0.22%) CSS
11 4 (0.22%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 106 (5.76%) Public Cloud
2 93 (5.05%) Analytical Skills
3 74 (4.02%) Hybrid Cloud
4 70 (3.80%) Private Cloud
5 60 (3.26%) Management Information System
6 53 (2.88%) Driving Licence
7 47 (2.55%) PKI
8 41 (2.23%) Clustering
9 38 (2.07%) Self-Motivation
10 34 (1.85%) Replication
11 25 (1.36%) CMDB
11 25 (1.36%) User Experience
12 23 (1.25%) Fibre Optics
13 16 (0.87%) EMC VNX
13 16 (0.87%) NHS
14 13 (0.71%) PMI
14 13 (0.71%) Virtual Team
15 12 (0.65%) Cloud Native
15 12 (0.65%) Video Conferencing
16 11 (0.60%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 459 (24.95%) Windows
2 261 (14.18%) Linux
3 183 (9.95%) Windows Server
4 89 (4.84%) Windows 10
5 83 (4.51%) Windows Server 2008
6 64 (3.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 64 (3.48%) Windows Server 2012
7 57 (3.10%) Windows 7
8 48 (2.61%) Unix
9 36 (1.96%) Windows Server 2003
10 21 (1.14%) CentOS
11 20 (1.09%) Solaris
12 18 (0.98%) Ubuntu
13 12 (0.65%) AIX
14 8 (0.43%) VMS
15 7 (0.38%) zOS
16 6 (0.33%) Mac OS
17 5 (0.27%) OpenVMS
17 5 (0.27%) SUSE
18 4 (0.22%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 516 (28.04%) Migration
2 255 (13.86%) ITIL
3 230 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 188 (10.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 169 (9.18%) Project Management
6 161 (8.75%) DevOps
7 133 (7.23%) Stakeholder Management
8 125 (6.79%) Change Management
9 114 (6.20%) Problem-Solving
10 113 (6.14%) Project Delivery
11 98 (5.33%) Configuration Management
12 90 (4.89%) Disaster Recovery
13 85 (4.62%) Service Management
14 80 (4.35%) Network Design
15 79 (4.29%) High Availability
16 76 (4.13%) PRINCE2
17 72 (3.91%) Load Balancing
18 71 (3.86%) Cybersecurity
19 59 (3.21%) Risk Management
19 59 (3.21%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 129 (7.01%) SQL
2 101 (5.49%) PowerShell
3 98 (5.33%) Python
4 59 (3.21%) Bash Shell
5 58 (3.15%) Java
6 46 (2.50%) C
7 45 (2.45%) Ruby
8 25 (1.36%) Perl
9 20 (1.09%) C++
10 15 (0.82%) C#
11 14 (0.76%) Shell Script
12 12 (0.65%) VB
13 11 (0.60%) PL/SQL
14 8 (0.43%) T-SQL
15 7 (0.38%) VBScript
16 6 (0.33%) Tcl
17 5 (0.27%) Fortran
17 5 (0.27%) VC++
18 4 (0.22%) Go
19 3 (0.16%) VBA
Qualifications
1 373 (20.27%) Security Cleared
2 282 (15.33%) Cisco Certification
3 280 (15.22%) SC Cleared
4 201 (10.92%) CCNP
5 118 (6.41%) CCNA
6 87 (4.73%) Degree
7 74 (4.02%) CCIE
8 68 (3.70%) DV Cleared
9 42 (2.28%) Microsoft Certification
10 32 (1.74%) MCSE
11 27 (1.47%) CISSP
12 25 (1.36%) BPSS Clearance
12 25 (1.36%) CCDP
13 24 (1.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 23 (1.25%) ITIL Certification
15 22 (1.20%) JNCIP
16 20 (1.09%) PMI Certification
17 19 (1.03%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
18 13 (0.71%) CCSP
18 13 (0.71%) CESG Certified Professional
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (3.10%) SLA
2 41 (2.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 34 (1.85%) NCSC
4 28 (1.52%) PMO
5 19 (1.03%) QA
6 16 (0.87%) NIST
7 13 (0.71%) COBIT
8 8 (0.43%) PCI DSS
9 7 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 6 (0.33%) GDPR
10 6 (0.33%) ISO 31000
10 6 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 5 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials
11 5 (0.27%) Government Security Classifications
11 5 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 4 (0.22%) BS7799
12 4 (0.22%) HIPAA
13 3 (0.16%) Data Quality
13 3 (0.16%) RMADS
14 2 (0.11%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 257 (13.97%) Active Directory
2 247 (13.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 91 (4.95%) Docker
4 86 (4.67%) Hyper-V
5 64 (3.48%) vSphere
6 60 (3.26%) Virtual Machines
7 44 (2.39%) VMware ESXi
8 36 (1.96%) VMware NSX
9 32 (1.74%) XenApp
10 21 (1.14%) Firmware
11 15 (0.82%) Microsoft App-V
11 15 (0.82%) Virtual Servers
12 13 (0.71%) Virtual Desktop
13 12 (0.65%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 12 (0.65%) vCloud
14 10 (0.54%) XenDesktop
15 9 (0.49%) KVM
15 9 (0.49%) Terminal Services
16 8 (0.43%) GlusterFS
16 8 (0.43%) LXC
Systems Management
1 116 (6.30%) Ansible
2 99 (5.38%) SCCM
3 89 (4.84%) Kubernetes
4 76 (4.13%) Puppet
5 69 (3.75%) Terraform
6 58 (3.15%) Opscode Chef
7 39 (2.12%) SCOM
8 35 (1.90%) Nagios
9 27 (1.47%) NetBackup
10 26 (1.41%) vCenter Server
11 22 (1.20%) vRealize
12 20 (1.09%) WSUS
13 17 (0.92%) Salt
14 16 (0.87%) FortiGate
15 14 (0.76%) Host Intrusion Detection System
15 14 (0.76%) McAfee ePO
15 14 (0.76%) Network Intrusion Detection System
15 14 (0.76%) SCVMM
16 13 (0.71%) Cisco CUCM
16 13 (0.71%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 518 (28.15%) Cisco
2 390 (21.20%) VMware
3 332 (18.04%) Microsoft
4 142 (7.72%) Citrix
5 123 (6.68%) CheckPoint
6 120 (6.52%) Juniper
7 116 (6.30%) HP
8 113 (6.14%) Dell
9 110 (5.98%) Palo Alto
10 107 (5.82%) F5
11 92 (5.00%) Oracle
12 69 (3.75%) McAfee
13 64 (3.48%) Red Hat
14 52 (2.83%) Fortinet
15 50 (2.72%) NetApp
16 45 (2.45%) EMC
17 40 (2.17%) SolarWinds
18 39 (2.12%) IBM
19 38 (2.07%) Aruba
20 33 (1.79%) SAP