Period
to 22 October 2017

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 22 October 2017 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
22 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 98 71 67
Rank change year-on-year -27 -4 +6
Contract jobs citing Data Centre 2300 3112 3097
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.52% 3.19% 2.97%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 7.45% 9.54% 9.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 1484 1931 1843
England median daily rate £425 £425 £425
10th Percentile £260 £281 £263
90th Percentile £588 £595 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £420
% change year-on-year - +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 83 93
England median hourly rate £16.00 £23.00 £22.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.43% +0.74% +8.71%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.25 £12.00
90th Percentile £35.00 £47.76 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £23.38 £22.78
% change year-on-year -31.55% +2.61% +3.55%

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 30893 32610 34162
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 33.81% 33.39% 32.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 20624 21535 22024
England median daily rate £450 £425 £421
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +0.84% +5.36%
10th Percentile £270 £256 £250
90th Percentile £650 £625 £625
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 899 1102 1335
England median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £18.68
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +7.10% +0.95%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.63 £11.17
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.23 £46.03
UK median hourly rate £20.94 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +4.68% +5.26% +2.70%

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 22 October 2017.

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 22 October 2017.

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 22 October 2017. 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 -24 1006 £450 -4.76% 62
South East -28 443 £425 - 42
North of England -11 343 £425 +3.03% 32
Midlands -5 222 £350 -6.67% 20
North West -21 196 £440 +3.53% 23
East of England -8 192 £375 -6.25% 15
West Midlands -10 159 £400 +11.11% 13
Yorkshire -1 114 £400 +6.67% 9
South West -19 93 £415 +10.67% 26
East Midlands +5 62 £320 -21.47% 7
North East +33 34 £315 -3.08%
Data Centre
UK

For the 6 months to 22 October 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Data Centre also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Data Centre.

1 634 (27.57%) Migration
2 580 (25.22%) Cisco
3 571 (24.83%) Windows
4 484 (21.04%) VMware
5 432 (18.78%) Firewall
6 422 (18.35%) Microsoft
7 413 (17.96%) Finance
8 398 (17.30%) WAN
9 375 (16.30%) Linux
10 331 (14.39%) LAN
11 326 (14.17%) Active Directory
12 314 (13.65%) ITIL
13 304 (13.22%) Security Cleared
14 303 (13.17%) Windows Server
15 288 (12.52%) VMware Infrastructure
16 265 (11.52%) Cisco Certification
17 261 (11.35%) Microsoft Azure
18 250 (10.87%) SC Cleared
19 239 (10.39%) SAN
20 231 (10.04%) DNS
21 230 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
22 228 (9.91%) Project Management
23 201 (8.74%) Amazon AWS
24 195 (8.48%) Unix
25 187 (8.13%) CCNP
26 179 (7.78%) PRINCE2
27 176 (7.65%) Citrix
28 174 (7.57%) VPN
29 173 (7.52%) Oracle
30 172 (7.48%) 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
1 106 (4.61%) MS Exchange
2 69 (3.00%) Apache
3 62 (2.70%) Tomcat
4 59 (2.57%) SharePoint
5 50 (2.17%) OpenStack
6 39 (1.70%) WebLogic
7 37 (1.61%) IIS
8 36 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2010
9 35 (1.52%) Skype for Business
10 31 (1.35%) JBoss
11 28 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2013
12 20 (0.87%) iPlanet
12 20 (0.87%) Oracle Application Server
13 19 (0.83%) WebSphere
14 13 (0.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 12 (0.52%) nginx
16 10 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2003
16 10 (0.43%) SAS
17 9 (0.39%) CMS
17 9 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 56 (2.43%) Microsoft Office
2 52 (2.26%) Microsoft Excel
3 51 (2.22%) Microsoft Project
4 48 (2.09%) MS Visio
5 20 (0.87%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 11 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.043%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 9 (0.39%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 5 (0.22%) ION MarketView
3 4 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.13%) Payment Gateway
4 3 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.13%) Sprinklr
4 3 (0.13%) WebTrends
5 2 (0.087%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.043%) Infor M3
6 1 (0.043%) Maximo
6 1 (0.043%) MetaTrader
6 1 (0.043%) Sage CRM
Cloud Services
1 261 (11.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 201 (8.74%) Amazon AWS
3 134 (5.83%) Office 365
4 91 (3.96%) IaaS
5 81 (3.52%) PaaS
6 45 (1.96%) SaaS
7 31 (1.35%) Azure Active Directory
8 30 (1.30%) Cloud Computing
9 15 (0.65%) AWS CloudFormation
10 13 (0.57%) OneDrive
11 10 (0.43%) GitHub
12 6 (0.26%) Yammer
13 5 (0.22%) Amazon ELB
13 5 (0.22%) Google Cloud Platform
13 5 (0.22%) Mimecast
13 5 (0.22%) OpenShift
14 4 (0.17%) Amazon EMR
14 4 (0.17%) HP Helion
15 3 (0.13%) Amazon EC2
15 3 (0.13%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 432 (18.78%) Firewall
2 398 (17.30%) WAN
3 331 (14.39%) LAN
4 239 (10.39%) SAN
5 231 (10.04%) DNS
6 174 (7.57%) VPN
7 172 (7.48%) Cisco Nexus
8 158 (6.87%) Wireless
9 156 (6.78%) Network Security
10 148 (6.43%) TCP/IP
11 146 (6.35%) Cisco ASA
12 131 (5.70%) MPLS
13 116 (5.04%) BGP
14 101 (4.39%) DHCP
15 89 (3.87%) OSPF
16 82 (3.57%) VoIP
17 81 (3.52%) Internet
18 75 (3.26%) Wi-Fi
19 68 (2.96%) IPsec
20 65 (2.83%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 120 (5.22%) SQL Server
2 42 (1.83%) Hadoop
3 40 (1.74%) Oracle Database
4 35 (1.52%) Big Data
5 25 (1.09%) Relational Database
6 24 (1.04%) MySQL
7 22 (0.96%) SQL Server 2012
8 20 (0.87%) PostgreSQL
9 19 (0.83%) RDBMS
10 17 (0.74%) NoSQL
10 17 (0.74%) Oracle Reports
11 15 (0.65%) Data Warehouse
12 14 (0.61%) DB2
12 14 (0.61%) MongoDB
13 12 (0.52%) Oracle Exadata
13 12 (0.52%) SQL Server 2014
13 12 (0.52%) SQL Server 2016
13 12 (0.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 11 (0.48%) SQL Server 2008
14 11 (0.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 44 (1.91%) Git (software)
2 41 (1.78%) Jenkins
3 28 (1.22%) JIRA
4 18 (0.78%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 11 (0.48%) Vagrant
6 9 (0.39%) Zephyr
7 8 (0.35%) Ant
8 7 (0.30%) Bitbucket
8 7 (0.30%) IDA Disassembler
8 7 (0.30%) Metasploit
8 7 (0.30%) OllyDbg
9 6 (0.26%) Oracle Forms
9 6 (0.26%) Team Foundation Server
10 5 (0.22%) NeoLoad
10 5 (0.22%) Sonatype Nexus
10 5 (0.22%) TeamCity
10 5 (0.22%) Visual Studio Team System
11 4 (0.17%) Artifactory
11 4 (0.17%) GoCD
11 4 (0.17%) Visual Studio
General
1 413 (17.96%) Finance
2 155 (6.74%) Banking
3 121 (5.26%) Telecoms
4 81 (3.52%) Law
5 57 (2.48%) Retail
6 27 (1.17%) Investment Banking
7 21 (0.91%) Legal
7 21 (0.91%) Manufacturing
7 21 (0.91%) Marketing
8 19 (0.83%) Automotive
9 16 (0.70%) Financial Institution
10 14 (0.61%) Publishing
11 11 (0.48%) Local Government
11 11 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
12 10 (0.43%) German Language
13 8 (0.35%) French Language
14 7 (0.30%) Back Office
14 7 (0.30%) Electronics
15 6 (0.26%) Front Office
15 6 (0.26%) Games
Job Titles
1 379 (16.48%) Architect
2 294 (12.78%) Network Engineer
3 283 (12.30%) Project Manager
4 194 (8.43%) Analyst
5 160 (6.96%) Consultant
6 145 (6.30%) Infrastructure Manager
7 120 (5.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 119 (5.17%) Cisco Engineer
9 111 (4.83%) Infrastructure Architect
10 108 (4.70%) Data Centre Engineer
11 106 (4.61%) Infrastructure Project Manager
12 105 (4.57%) Cisco Network Engineer
13 89 (3.87%) Data Centre Manager
14 83 (3.61%) Administrator
15 70 (3.04%) Network Architect
16 64 (2.78%) Cloud Architect
17 57 (2.48%) Data Centre Project Manager
18 55 (2.39%) Systems Engineer
19 54 (2.35%) Solutions Architect
20 53 (2.30%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (1.52%) Middleware
2 31 (1.35%) Web Services
3 25 (1.09%) REST
4 21 (0.91%) JSON
5 19 (0.83%) 802.1X
6 18 (0.78%) .NET
6 18 (0.78%) J2EE
7 13 (0.57%) XML
8 10 (0.43%) LAPP Stack
8 10 (0.43%) Sensu
9 9 (0.39%) CSS
9 9 (0.39%) HTML
10 8 (0.35%) .NET Framework
10 8 (0.35%) XMPP
11 7 (0.30%) CSS3
11 7 (0.30%) HTML5
11 7 (0.30%) LAMP
11 7 (0.30%) Node.js
11 7 (0.30%) SAML
12 5 (0.22%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 126 (5.48%) Analytical Skills
2 92 (4.00%) Clustering
3 73 (3.17%) Management Information System
4 59 (2.57%) Private Cloud
5 52 (2.26%) PKI
6 49 (2.13%) Hybrid Cloud
7 44 (1.91%) Public Cloud
7 44 (1.91%) Replication
8 39 (1.70%) Computer Science
9 34 (1.48%) Fat Client
9 34 (1.48%) Thin Client
10 28 (1.22%) CMDB
10 28 (1.22%) PMI
11 25 (1.09%) Client/Server
11 25 (1.09%) EMC VNX
11 25 (1.09%) Virtual Team
12 22 (0.96%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 22 (0.96%) Mainframe
13 20 (0.87%) Blackberry
13 20 (0.87%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 571 (24.83%) Windows
2 375 (16.30%) Linux
3 303 (13.17%) Windows Server
4 195 (8.48%) Unix
5 136 (5.91%) Windows Server 2012
6 111 (4.83%) AIX
7 106 (4.61%) Solaris
8 83 (3.61%) Windows Server 2008
9 73 (3.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 60 (2.61%) Windows Server 2003
11 45 (1.96%) HPUX
12 41 (1.78%) Windows 10
13 36 (1.57%) Windows 7
14 32 (1.39%) SUSE
15 24 (1.04%) CentOS
15 24 (1.04%) VMS
16 17 (0.74%) Ubuntu
17 9 (0.39%) Windows 8
18 8 (0.35%) Debian
19 7 (0.30%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 634 (27.57%) Migration
2 314 (13.65%) ITIL
3 230 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
4 228 (9.91%) Project Management
5 179 (7.78%) PRINCE2
6 158 (6.87%) Stakeholder Management
7 148 (6.43%) High Availability
8 139 (6.04%) DevOps
9 130 (5.65%) Load Balancing
10 125 (5.43%) Change Management
11 119 (5.17%) Network Design
12 111 (4.83%) Programme Delivery
13 101 (4.39%) Disaster Recovery
14 91 (3.96%) Service Management
15 81 (3.52%) Configuration Management
16 75 (3.26%) Service Delivery
17 70 (3.04%) Incident Management
18 68 (2.96%) Data Centre Operations
18 68 (2.96%) Information Security
19 66 (2.87%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 164 (7.13%) PowerShell
2 119 (5.17%) SQL
3 110 (4.78%) Python
4 88 (3.83%) Perl
5 78 (3.39%) Bash Shell
6 60 (2.61%) Java
7 39 (1.70%) Shell Script
8 37 (1.61%) Korn
9 27 (1.17%) C
10 24 (1.04%) C-shell
11 20 (0.87%) JavaScript
12 15 (0.65%) C#
12 15 (0.65%) Go
12 15 (0.65%) Ruby
13 7 (0.30%) Lisp
13 7 (0.30%) PHP
13 7 (0.30%) VBScript
14 5 (0.22%) PL/SQL
14 5 (0.22%) T-SQL
15 3 (0.13%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 304 (13.22%) Security Cleared
2 265 (11.52%) Cisco Certification
3 250 (10.87%) SC Cleared
4 187 (8.13%) CCNP
5 115 (5.00%) CCIE
6 106 (4.61%) Degree
7 95 (4.13%) CCNA
8 93 (4.04%) Microsoft Certification
9 73 (3.17%) MCSE
10 55 (2.39%) PMI Certification
11 50 (2.17%) PMP
12 45 (1.96%) CISSP
13 40 (1.74%) DV Cleared
14 38 (1.65%) ITIL Certification
15 30 (1.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 30 (1.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 25 (1.09%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 24 (1.04%) CCDP
17 24 (1.04%) MCSA
18 22 (0.96%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (2.35%) PCI DSS
2 52 (2.26%) SLA
3 49 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 35 (1.52%) QA
5 31 (1.35%) PMO
6 11 (0.48%) COBIT
6 11 (0.48%) GDPR
6 11 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 10 (0.43%) NIST 800
8 5 (0.22%) HMG Infosec
9 4 (0.17%) Data Quality
9 4 (0.17%) GPG13
9 4 (0.17%) ISO 22301
9 4 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 3 (0.13%) AS 2805
10 3 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials
10 3 (0.13%) FIPS 140-2
10 3 (0.13%) ISO 8583
11 2 (0.087%) ISO/IEC 15288
11 2 (0.087%) MiFID
System Software
1 326 (14.17%) Active Directory
2 288 (12.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 97 (4.22%) Hyper-V
4 71 (3.09%) VMware ESXi
5 68 (2.96%) vSphere
6 42 (1.83%) Virtual Servers
7 33 (1.43%) Docker
7 33 (1.43%) XenApp
8 32 (1.39%) Samba
8 32 (1.39%) VMware NSX
9 25 (1.09%) KVM
10 24 (1.04%) NFS
11 22 (0.96%) Microsoft App-V
11 22 (0.96%) Oracle RAC
11 22 (0.96%) vCloud
12 19 (0.83%) Terminal Services
12 19 (0.83%) Virtual Machines
12 19 (0.83%) XenDesktop
13 16 (0.70%) VirtualBox
14 15 (0.65%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 86 (3.74%) SCCM
2 71 (3.09%) Puppet
3 59 (2.57%) Ansible
4 54 (2.35%) vCenter Server
5 46 (2.00%) SCOM
6 34 (1.48%) FortiGate
6 34 (1.48%) Opscode Chef
7 31 (1.35%) NetBackup
8 29 (1.26%) Cisco Prime
9 22 (0.96%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 21 (0.91%) Microsoft Clustering
11 20 (0.87%) Nagios
11 20 (0.87%) Norton AntiVirus
12 19 (0.83%) Cisco CUCM
12 19 (0.83%) Terraform
12 19 (0.83%) Tivoli
12 19 (0.83%) vRealize
13 17 (0.74%) WSUS
14 15 (0.65%) OpenView
15 14 (0.61%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 580 (25.22%) Cisco
2 484 (21.04%) VMware
3 422 (18.35%) Microsoft
4 176 (7.65%) Citrix
5 173 (7.52%) Oracle
6 171 (7.43%) F5
7 163 (7.09%) HP
8 133 (5.78%) CheckPoint
9 111 (4.83%) IBM
10 106 (4.61%) Juniper
11 100 (4.35%) Red Hat
12 83 (3.61%) NetApp
13 80 (3.48%) EMC
13 80 (3.48%) Fortinet
14 70 (3.04%) Palo Alto
15 57 (2.48%) Symantec
16 54 (2.35%) Dell
17 50 (2.17%) SolarWinds
18 45 (1.96%) McAfee
19 43 (1.87%) Brocade