Period
to 12 November 2019

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Data Centre in contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Data Centre over the 6 months to 12 November 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
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
12 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 64 52 32
Rank change year-on-year -12 -20 0
Contract jobs citing Data Centre 34 52 82
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 2.50% 3.22% 5.31%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 8.02% 12.15% 15.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 19 31
Hertfordshire median daily rate £425 £438 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.86% +34.62% -3.70%
10th Percentile £191 £254 £200
90th Percentile £644 £538 £475
East of England median daily rate £450 £425 £363
% change year-on-year +5.88% +17.24% -6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Hertfordshire median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate £47.50 £32.50 £14.84
% change year-on-year +46.15% +119.00% -54.76%

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 Hertfordshire with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 424 428 517
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 31.18% 26.50% 33.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 256 254 251
Hertfordshire median daily rate £425 £423 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.59% +12.67% -
10th Percentile £200 £173 £180
90th Percentile £588 £556 £550
East of England median daily rate £425 £450 £400
% change year-on-year -5.56% +12.50% +9.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 27 30
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £16.00 £27.15 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.07% +69.69% -14.67%
10th Percentile £10.93 £13.09 £12.35
90th Percentile £51.25 £50.00 £46.50
East of England median hourly rate £17.78 £19.13 £17.50
% change year-on-year -7.06% +9.29% -40.90%

Data Centre
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

Job postings citing Data Centre as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire.

Job vacancy trend for Data Centre in Hertfordshire

Data Centre
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Data Centre in Hertfordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Data Centre in Hertfordshire

Data Centre
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Data Centre in Hertfordshire over the 6 months to 12 November 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Data Centre in Hertfordshire

Data Centre
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Data Centre in Hertfordshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Data Centre in Hertfordshire

Data Centre
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

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 Hertfordshire region over the 6 months to 12 November 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
Hatfield +8 14 £425 -16.05% 2
Hemel Hempstead - 7 £235 - 7
Welwyn Garden City +7 2 £425 -
Watford -22 2 £513 +24.24% 5
St Albans - 2 £463 - 2
Stevenage +4 1 £425 +49.12% 5
Borehamwood - 1 £152 -
Rickmansworth - 1 £525 -
Data Centre
East of England

For the 6 months to 12 November 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Data Centre.

1 16 (47.06%) Cisco
2 12 (35.29%) VMware
2 12 (35.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (32.35%) Network Virtualisation
4 10 (29.41%) Migration
4 10 (29.41%) WAN
5 9 (26.47%) LAN
5 9 (26.47%) Telecoms
6 8 (23.53%) Network Design
7 7 (20.59%) Security Cleared
7 7 (20.59%) Project Management
7 7 (20.59%) TCP/IP
7 7 (20.59%) HP
7 7 (20.59%) Windows
8 6 (17.65%) Dell
8 6 (17.65%) VPN
8 6 (17.65%) Juniper
8 6 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (17.65%) Windows Server
9 5 (14.71%) SC Cleared
9 5 (14.71%) Firewall
9 5 (14.71%) SQL
10 4 (11.76%) Linux
10 4 (11.76%) Unix
10 4 (11.76%) Finance
10 4 (11.76%) Citrix
10 4 (11.76%) Azure
10 4 (11.76%) AWS
10 4 (11.76%) Information Security
11 3 (8.82%) PaaS

Data Centre
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 3 (8.82%) OpenStack
2 2 (5.88%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 1 (2.94%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 4 (11.76%) AWS
1 4 (11.76%) Azure
2 3 (8.82%) IaaS
2 3 (8.82%) PaaS
3 2 (5.88%) GCP
4 1 (2.94%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 10 (29.41%) WAN
2 9 (26.47%) LAN
3 7 (20.59%) TCP/IP
4 6 (17.65%) VPN
5 5 (14.71%) Firewall
6 2 (5.88%) VLAN
6 2 (5.88%) Wireless
7 1 (2.94%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (2.94%) DHCP
7 1 (2.94%) DNS
7 1 (2.94%) SAN
7 1 (2.94%) Softphone
7 1 (2.94%) Telepresence
7 1 (2.94%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.88%) Oracle Database
1 2 (5.88%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (2.94%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (2.94%) DB2
2 1 (2.94%) SAP BW
2 1 (2.94%) SAP HANA
General
1 9 (26.47%) Telecoms
2 4 (11.76%) Finance
3 1 (2.94%) Back Office
3 1 (2.94%) Public Sector
3 1 (2.94%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (23.53%) Network Design Specialist
1 8 (23.53%) Network Specialist
2 6 (17.65%) IP Specialist
2 6 (17.65%) Project Manager
3 5 (14.71%) Network Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Architect
5 2 (5.88%) Cisco Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Coordinator
5 2 (5.88%) Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (5.88%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 2 (5.88%) Migration Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Project Coordinator
5 2 (5.88%) Technical Manager
6 1 (2.94%) Lead Architect
6 1 (2.94%) SAP Architect
6 1 (2.94%) Senior Network Engineer
6 1 (2.94%) Senior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.88%) Velocity
2 1 (2.94%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (2.94%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.82%) Driving Licence
2 2 (5.88%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.94%) Cloud Native
3 1 (2.94%) Clustering
3 1 (2.94%) EMC VNX
3 1 (2.94%) PKI
3 1 (2.94%) Public Cloud
3 1 (2.94%) SWIFT
3 1 (2.94%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (2.94%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 7 (20.59%) Windows
2 6 (17.65%) Windows Server
3 4 (11.76%) Linux
3 4 (11.76%) Unix
4 2 (5.88%) AIX
4 2 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.94%) CentOS
5 1 (2.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.94%) Solaris
5 1 (2.94%) Ubuntu
5 1 (2.94%) VMS
5 1 (2.94%) Windows 10
5 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (32.35%) Network Virtualisation
2 10 (29.41%) Migration
3 8 (23.53%) Network Design
4 7 (20.59%) Project Management
5 6 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (11.76%) Information Security
7 3 (8.82%) Capacity Management
7 3 (8.82%) DevOps
7 3 (8.82%) PRINCE2
7 3 (8.82%) Problem-Solving
7 3 (8.82%) Project Delivery
8 2 (5.88%) Coaching
8 2 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 2 (5.88%) Infrastructure Management
8 2 (5.88%) Proactive Maintenance
8 2 (5.88%) Proactive Management
8 2 (5.88%) Site Reliability Engineering
8 2 (5.88%) Systems Engineering
8 2 (5.88%) Thought Leadership
Programming Languages
1 5 (14.71%) SQL
2 2 (5.88%) PowerShell
2 2 (5.88%) Python
3 1 (2.94%) Java
3 1 (2.94%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (20.59%) Security Cleared
2 5 (14.71%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.88%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (5.88%) Degree
3 2 (5.88%) DV Cleared
3 2 (5.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (2.94%) CCNP
4 1 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.94%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (2.94%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (2.94%) MCSE
4 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.88%) SLA
2 1 (2.94%) PMO
2 1 (2.94%) QA
System Software
1 12 (35.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (8.82%) Active Directory
3 2 (5.88%) Ceph
4 1 (2.94%) Docker
4 1 (2.94%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.94%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (2.94%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (5.88%) Grafana
1 2 (5.88%) Kubernetes
1 2 (5.88%) Prometheus
2 1 (2.94%) Ansible
2 1 (2.94%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (2.94%) Terraform
2 1 (2.94%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (2.94%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 16 (47.06%) Cisco
2 12 (35.29%) VMware
3 7 (20.59%) HP
4 6 (17.65%) Dell
4 6 (17.65%) Juniper
5 4 (11.76%) Citrix
6 3 (8.82%) 3Com
6 3 (8.82%) Aruba
6 3 (8.82%) NetApp
6 3 (8.82%) Oracle
7 2 (5.88%) F5
7 2 (5.88%) Google
7 2 (5.88%) Microsoft
7 2 (5.88%) SAP
7 2 (5.88%) Symantec
8 1 (2.94%) EMC
8 1 (2.94%) IBM
8 1 (2.94%) Intel