Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 93 97 101
Rank change year-on-year +4 +4 -27
Contract jobs citing Data Centre 1,991 2,449 2,302
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.58% 2.62% 2.52%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 8.21% 8.00% 7.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,318 1,531 1,486
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £250 £290 £260
90th Percentile £642 £638 £588
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 74 66
England median hourly rate £31.50 £21.76 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.76% +36.00% -30.43%
10th Percentile £13.30 £12.25 £12.00
90th Percentile £83.75 £47.00 £35.00
UK median hourly rate £23.13 £25.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year -7.50% +56.25% -32.63%

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 24,249 30,622 30,468
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 31.46% 32.74% 33.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,560 20,157 20,135
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £264 £275 £263
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 927 952 921
England median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.50% - -
10th Percentile £11.34 £12.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.00 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +7.50% - -

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 October 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 20 October 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 20 October 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 +1 741 £500 - 213
South East +14 452 £425 -0.29% 140
North of England +16 318 £383 -10.00% 95
Midlands +29 205 £400 - 81
North West +17 179 £400 -11.11% 56
South West -1 165 £438 +6.06% 46
West Midlands +14 145 £388 -3.13% 49
Yorkshire +33 111 £363 -12.39% 24
East of England -40 98 £450 +2.86% 41
East Midlands +40 60 £425 +25.00% 32
North East -3 29 £328 -12.67% 15
South Coast - 3 - -
Data Centre
UK

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

1 587 (29.48%) Migration
2 568 (28.53%) Cisco
3 451 (22.65%) Windows
4 423 (21.25%) Firewall
5 399 (20.04%) VMware
6 373 (18.73%) Security Cleared
7 363 (18.23%) Microsoft
8 357 (17.93%) Finance
9 342 (17.18%) WAN
10 329 (16.52%) Azure
10 329 (16.52%) AWS
11 316 (15.87%) Cisco Certification
12 303 (15.22%) ITIL
13 297 (14.92%) Linux
14 296 (14.87%) VMware Infrastructure
15 285 (14.31%) LAN
16 276 (13.86%) SC Cleared
17 240 (12.05%) Active Directory
18 237 (11.90%) Agile Software Development
19 229 (11.50%) CCNP
20 218 (10.95%) Telecoms
21 210 (10.55%) Windows Server
22 181 (9.09%) Project Management
23 178 (8.94%) Infrastructure Engineering
24 177 (8.89%) DevOps
25 175 (8.79%) VPN
25 175 (8.79%) Network Security
26 169 (8.49%) DNS
27 163 (8.19%) BGP
28 160 (8.04%) Office 365

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 65 (3.26%) MS Exchange
2 49 (2.46%) Skype for Business
3 39 (1.96%) SharePoint
4 35 (1.76%) OpenStack
5 24 (1.21%) Apache
6 23 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2010
7 17 (0.85%) Confluence
8 16 (0.80%) JBoss
9 15 (0.75%) WebSphere
10 14 (0.70%) Tomcat
10 14 (0.70%) WebSphere Application Server
11 13 (0.65%) IBM HTTP Server
12 10 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2003
13 9 (0.45%) Elasticsearch
14 8 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2013
15 7 (0.35%) IIS
15 7 (0.35%) nginx
16 5 (0.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 5 (0.25%) WebLogic
17 4 (0.20%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 60 (3.01%) Microsoft Office
2 33 (1.66%) MS Visio
3 27 (1.36%) Microsoft Excel
4 19 (0.95%) Microsoft Project
5 12 (0.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.10%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.10%) InVision
6 2 (0.10%) Sketch
7 1 (0.050%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 8 (0.40%) SAP ERP
2 7 (0.35%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 4 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.15%) OpenText VIM for SAP
4 3 (0.15%) Oracle Financials
4 3 (0.15%) PeopleSoft Financials
5 2 (0.10%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.050%) CiviCRM
6 1 (0.050%) Distributed Ledger
6 1 (0.050%) HiPortfolio
6 1 (0.050%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.050%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.050%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.050%) Relativity
6 1 (0.050%) RMDS
6 1 (0.050%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (0.050%) Unica
6 1 (0.050%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 329 (16.52%) AWS
1 329 (16.52%) Azure
2 160 (8.04%) Office 365
3 104 (5.22%) IaaS
4 78 (3.92%) PaaS
5 63 (3.16%) SaaS
6 46 (2.31%) AWS CloudFormation
7 42 (2.11%) OpenShift
8 36 (1.81%) GCP
9 32 (1.61%) Cloud Computing
10 28 (1.41%) Amazon EC2
11 27 (1.36%) Azure Active Directory
11 27 (1.36%) Datadog
12 25 (1.26%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 18 (0.90%) Azure ExpressRoute
14 16 (0.80%) Serverless
15 15 (0.75%) Apigee
16 13 (0.65%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 11 (0.55%) Azure Stack
18 8 (0.40%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 423 (21.25%) Firewall
2 342 (17.18%) WAN
3 285 (14.31%) LAN
4 175 (8.79%) Network Security
4 175 (8.79%) VPN
5 169 (8.49%) DNS
6 163 (8.19%) BGP
7 146 (7.33%) Cisco Nexus
8 119 (5.98%) Wireless
9 118 (5.93%) OSPF
10 107 (5.37%) Cisco ASA
11 103 (5.17%) Internet
12 102 (5.12%) MPLS
13 101 (5.07%) DHCP
14 97 (4.87%) SAN
15 93 (4.67%) TCP/IP
16 71 (3.57%) VoIP
17 62 (3.11%) EIGRP
18 61 (3.06%) Ethernet
19 56 (2.81%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 90 (4.52%) SQL Server
2 40 (2.01%) Big Data
3 31 (1.56%) Amazon RDS
4 25 (1.26%) MySQL
5 24 (1.21%) Data Warehouse
5 24 (1.21%) PostgreSQL
6 20 (1.00%) Relational Database
7 19 (0.95%) Oracle Database
8 17 (0.85%) GIS
9 16 (0.80%) SQL Server 2016
10 15 (0.75%) SQL Server 2012
10 15 (0.75%) SQL Server 2014
11 13 (0.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 11 (0.55%) SAP HANA
12 11 (0.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 9 (0.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 8 (0.40%) Azure SQL Database
14 8 (0.40%) DTS
14 8 (0.40%) Hadoop
14 8 (0.40%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 64 (3.21%) Git (software)
2 52 (2.61%) JIRA
3 46 (2.31%) Jenkins
4 34 (1.71%) Sonatype Nexus
5 14 (0.70%) GitLab
6 10 (0.50%) IBM UrbanCode
7 6 (0.30%) Visual Studio Team System
7 6 (0.30%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 4 (0.20%) Bitbucket
8 4 (0.20%) Moq
8 4 (0.20%) NUnit
9 3 (0.15%) Maven
9 3 (0.15%) TeamCity
10 2 (0.10%) AdminStudio
10 2 (0.10%) CircleCI
10 2 (0.10%) git-flow
10 2 (0.10%) Hudson
10 2 (0.10%) Subversion
11 1 (0.050%) Eclipse
11 1 (0.050%) Oracle Forms
General
1 357 (17.93%) Finance
2 218 (10.95%) Telecoms
3 138 (6.93%) Public Sector
4 106 (5.32%) Banking
5 94 (4.72%) Retail
6 26 (1.31%) Local Government
7 24 (1.21%) Police
8 21 (1.05%) Legal
9 18 (0.90%) Back Office
9 18 (0.90%) Investment Banking
10 17 (0.85%) Manufacturing
10 17 (0.85%) Marketing
11 14 (0.70%) Financial Institution
12 12 (0.60%) Publishing
13 10 (0.50%) Games
14 9 (0.45%) Advertising
14 9 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
15 7 (0.35%) Electronics
16 4 (0.20%) Law
16 4 (0.20%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 442 (22.20%) Architect
2 293 (14.72%) Network Engineer
3 196 (9.84%) Project Manager
4 123 (6.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 104 (5.22%) Analyst
5 104 (5.22%) Consultant
6 96 (4.82%) Network Architect
7 89 (4.47%) Cloud Architect
8 87 (4.37%) Infrastructure Manager
9 79 (3.97%) Infrastructure Architect
10 76 (3.82%) DevOps Engineer
11 69 (3.47%) Infrastructure Project Manager
12 64 (3.21%) Solutions Architect
13 62 (3.11%) Technical Architect
14 61 (3.06%) Data Centre Manager
15 59 (2.96%) Security Architect
16 58 (2.91%) Senior Network Engineer
17 49 (2.46%) Cisco Engineer
18 47 (2.36%) Data Architect
18 47 (2.36%) Data Centre Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (2.06%) Middleware
2 37 (1.86%) Web Services
3 24 (1.21%) REST
4 21 (1.05%) 802.1X
4 21 (1.05%) LDAP
5 18 (0.90%) JSON
5 18 (0.90%) SOAP
6 17 (0.85%) Elastic Stack
7 13 (0.65%) J2EE
7 13 (0.65%) YAML
8 12 (0.60%) Node.js
9 9 (0.45%) .NET
10 8 (0.40%) RESTful
11 7 (0.35%) Django
11 7 (0.35%) Kafka
12 6 (0.30%) CSS
13 5 (0.25%) XML
14 4 (0.20%) .NET Core
14 4 (0.20%) Redux
14 4 (0.20%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 114 (5.73%) Public Cloud
2 76 (3.82%) Analytical Skills
3 75 (3.77%) Hybrid Cloud
4 73 (3.67%) Clustering
5 70 (3.52%) Driving Licence
6 65 (3.26%) Management Information System
7 48 (2.41%) Private Cloud
8 45 (2.26%) PKI
9 36 (1.81%) Replication
10 31 (1.56%) Self-Motivation
11 26 (1.31%) User Experience
12 23 (1.16%) Fibre Optics
13 20 (1.00%) Linux Command Line
14 19 (0.95%) Cloud Native
14 19 (0.95%) CMDB
14 19 (0.95%) Virtual Team
15 16 (0.80%) NHS
16 15 (0.75%) Client/Server
16 15 (0.75%) PMI
17 14 (0.70%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 451 (22.65%) Windows
2 297 (14.92%) Linux
3 210 (10.55%) Windows Server
4 88 (4.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 76 (3.82%) Windows 10
6 75 (3.77%) Windows Server 2012
7 70 (3.52%) Unix
8 68 (3.42%) Windows Server 2008
9 57 (2.86%) Windows 7
10 41 (2.06%) Windows Server 2003
11 27 (1.36%) Solaris
12 22 (1.10%) CentOS
13 17 (0.85%) Ubuntu
14 13 (0.65%) AIX
15 9 (0.45%) SUSE
16 8 (0.40%) Android
17 7 (0.35%) Apple iOS
17 7 (0.35%) VMS
18 6 (0.30%) Mac OS
18 6 (0.30%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 587 (29.48%) Migration
2 303 (15.22%) ITIL
3 237 (11.90%) Agile Software Development
4 181 (9.09%) Project Management
5 178 (8.94%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 177 (8.89%) DevOps
7 136 (6.83%) Project Delivery
8 132 (6.63%) Stakeholder Management
9 112 (5.63%) Load Balancing
9 112 (5.63%) PRINCE2
10 111 (5.58%) Disaster Recovery
11 102 (5.12%) Problem-Solving
12 95 (4.77%) High Availability
13 89 (4.47%) Configuration Management
14 86 (4.32%) Enterprise Architecture
15 85 (4.27%) Change Management
16 80 (4.02%) Network Design
17 75 (3.77%) Service Management
18 68 (3.42%) Cybersecurity
19 67 (3.37%) Infrastructure as Code
Programming Languages
1 131 (6.58%) Python
2 116 (5.83%) SQL
3 108 (5.42%) PowerShell
4 89 (4.47%) Bash Shell
5 58 (2.91%) Java
6 43 (2.16%) Perl
7 42 (2.11%) Shell Script
8 40 (2.01%) Ruby
9 23 (1.16%) C
10 13 (0.65%) Jython
11 10 (0.50%) T-SQL
12 9 (0.45%) C#
13 7 (0.35%) Go
13 7 (0.35%) Tcl
14 6 (0.30%) JavaScript
15 5 (0.25%) VBScript
16 4 (0.20%) C++
16 4 (0.20%) Korn
17 3 (0.15%) PHP
17 3 (0.15%) R
Qualifications
1 373 (18.73%) Security Cleared
2 316 (15.87%) Cisco Certification
3 276 (13.86%) SC Cleared
4 229 (11.50%) CCNP
5 135 (6.78%) CCNA
6 110 (5.52%) Degree
7 100 (5.02%) CCIE
8 81 (4.07%) DV Cleared
9 46 (2.31%) Microsoft Certification
10 34 (1.71%) MCSE
11 29 (1.46%) PMI Certification
12 26 (1.31%) CCDP
13 24 (1.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 23 (1.16%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 22 (1.10%) ITIL Certification
16 20 (1.00%) PMP
17 19 (0.95%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 18 (0.90%) CCDA
19 17 (0.85%) CISSP
19 17 (0.85%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (2.46%) SLA
2 37 (1.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 34 (1.71%) QA
4 27 (1.36%) PMO
5 26 (1.31%) COBIT
6 18 (0.90%) PCI DSS
7 16 (0.80%) NCSC
7 16 (0.80%) NIST
8 12 (0.60%) GDPR
9 6 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials
9 6 (0.30%) ISO 31000
10 5 (0.25%) Government Security Classifications
11 4 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 3 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 3 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 2 (0.10%) Data Quality
13 2 (0.10%) MiFID
14 1 (0.050%) GMP
14 1 (0.050%) HIPAA
14 1 (0.050%) HL7
System Software
1 296 (14.87%) VMware Infrastructure
2 240 (12.05%) Active Directory
3 108 (5.42%) Docker
4 104 (5.22%) Hyper-V
5 82 (4.12%) vSphere
6 71 (3.57%) Virtual Machines
7 65 (3.26%) VMware ESXi
8 42 (2.11%) XenApp
9 34 (1.71%) VMware NSX
10 20 (1.00%) Firmware
11 16 (0.80%) Virtual Desktop
12 15 (0.75%) Virtual Servers
13 14 (0.70%) Microsoft App-V
14 12 (0.60%) vCloud
15 11 (0.55%) DFS Replication
15 11 (0.55%) XenDesktop
16 10 (0.50%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 10 (0.50%) KVM
17 7 (0.35%) NFS
18 6 (0.30%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 134 (6.73%) Ansible
2 106 (5.32%) Terraform
3 97 (4.87%) Puppet
4 92 (4.62%) SCCM
5 91 (4.57%) Kubernetes
6 75 (3.77%) Opscode Chef
7 43 (2.16%) SCOM
8 37 (1.86%) vCenter Server
9 28 (1.41%) SCVMM
10 27 (1.36%) NetBackup
11 26 (1.31%) Nagios
12 21 (1.05%) Packer
12 21 (1.05%) WSUS
13 19 (0.95%) Host Intrusion Detection System
13 19 (0.95%) Network Intrusion Detection System
14 18 (0.90%) Microsoft Clustering
15 17 (0.85%) Failover Clustering
15 17 (0.85%) Salt
16 16 (0.80%) Consul
16 16 (0.80%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 568 (28.53%) Cisco
2 399 (20.04%) VMware
3 363 (18.23%) Microsoft
4 152 (7.63%) CheckPoint
5 149 (7.48%) F5
6 136 (6.83%) Citrix
7 134 (6.73%) HP
8 133 (6.68%) Juniper
9 106 (5.32%) Dell
10 105 (5.27%) Palo Alto
11 93 (4.67%) Red Hat
12 69 (3.47%) Fortinet
13 65 (3.26%) NetApp
14 63 (3.16%) Oracle
15 53 (2.66%) EMC
16 50 (2.51%) McAfee
17 49 (2.46%) IBM
18 42 (2.11%) Aruba
19 37 (1.86%) SolarWinds
20 32 (1.61%) Blue Coat