Period
to 11 December 2017

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Data Centre in contract job vacancies advertised in London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Data Centre over the 6 months to 11 December 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
England > London
6 months to
11 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 124 97 95
Rank change year-on-year -27 -2 -13
Contract jobs citing Data Centre 1022 1157 1143
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 2.15% 2.61% 2.47%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.54% 7.17% 6.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 660 721 717
London median daily rate £450 £470 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.26% +6.82% +3.53%
10th Percentile £263 £300 £300
90th Percentile £638 £638 £600
England median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 25 13
London median hourly rate £19.50 £16.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.88% -41.82% -14.06%
10th Percentile £12.60 £13.25 £18.00
90th Percentile £40.00 £55.00 £43.60
England median hourly rate £19.50 £23.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year -17.89% -5.00% +11.11%

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 London with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 18437 16127 17349
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 38.83% 36.32% 37.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 13264 11370 12178
London median daily rate £500 £475 £459
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.43% +2.06%
10th Percentile £313 £294 £275
90th Percentile £688 £650 £650
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 227 261 286
London median hourly rate £21.00 £19.50 £20.96
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -6.94% +16.42%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.67 £12.02
90th Percentile £44.93 £50.00 £46.38
England median hourly rate £21.00 £21.00 £19.42
% change year-on-year - +8.14% +9.36%

Data Centre
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Data Centre in London

Data Centre
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Data Centre in London

Data Centre
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Data Centre in London over the 6 months to 11 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Data Centre in London

Data Centre
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Data Centre in London

Data Centre
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Data Centre in London over the 6 months to 11 December 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Data Centre in London

Data Centre
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 6 months to 11 December 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
Central London -22 191 £475 +11.76% 27
South London -7 38 £275 -32.93% 6
West London -4 37 £418 -1.76% 7
East London -37 15 £550 +101.83% 11
North London -5 4 £519 +20.64%
Data Centre
England

For the 6 months to 11 December 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 London region with a requirement for Data Centre.

1 292 (28.57%) Windows
2 288 (28.18%) Migration
3 261 (25.54%) Cisco
4 254 (24.85%) Finance
5 231 (22.60%) Linux
6 205 (20.06%) Firewall
7 202 (19.77%) VMware
8 184 (18.00%) WAN
9 168 (16.44%) Microsoft
10 164 (16.05%) LAN
11 152 (14.87%) Windows Server
12 149 (14.58%) Microsoft Azure
13 148 (14.48%) Amazon AWS
14 134 (13.11%) Active Directory
15 127 (12.43%) DevOps
16 126 (12.33%) Banking
17 123 (12.04%) Agile Software Development
18 116 (11.35%) ITIL
19 113 (11.06%) Cisco Certification
20 108 (10.57%) SAN
21 102 (9.98%) Security Cleared
22 97 (9.49%) Citrix
23 96 (9.39%) Unix
24 95 (9.30%) Project Management
25 92 (9.00%) VMware Infrastructure
25 92 (9.00%) Network Security
26 91 (8.90%) DNS
27 87 (8.51%) PowerShell
28 83 (8.12%) CCNP
29 79 (7.73%) Python

Data Centre
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 43 (4.21%) Apache
2 39 (3.82%) MS Exchange
3 37 (3.62%) Tomcat
4 31 (3.03%) IIS
5 29 (2.84%) OpenStack
6 18 (1.76%) Exchange Server 2010
7 15 (1.47%) SharePoint
8 14 (1.37%) Elasticsearch
8 14 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2013
8 14 (1.37%) nginx
9 11 (1.08%) WebLogic
10 8 (0.78%) Confluence
10 8 (0.78%) SAS
11 7 (0.68%) Apache Spark
11 7 (0.68%) Skype for Business
11 7 (0.68%) WebSphere
12 6 (0.59%) CMS
12 6 (0.59%) IBM Notes
13 5 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2007
14 3 (0.29%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 25 (2.45%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (1.47%) Microsoft Project
3 12 (1.17%) Microsoft Excel
4 11 (1.08%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 4 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.098%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.098%) ION MarketView
2 1 (0.098%) MetaTrader
2 1 (0.098%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 149 (14.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 148 (14.48%) Amazon AWS
3 70 (6.85%) Office 365
4 54 (5.28%) PaaS
5 50 (4.89%) IaaS
6 30 (2.94%) Cloud Computing
7 28 (2.74%) SaaS
8 13 (1.27%) GitHub
9 11 (1.08%) Azure Active Directory
10 7 (0.68%) OpenShift
11 6 (0.59%) Akamai
11 6 (0.59%) AWS CloudFormation
12 5 (0.49%) Amazon ELB
12 5 (0.49%) Mimecast
13 3 (0.29%) Boomi
13 3 (0.29%) Google Cloud Platform
13 3 (0.29%) IBM Cloud
13 3 (0.29%) iPaaS
13 3 (0.29%) SoftLayer
14 2 (0.20%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 205 (20.06%) Firewall
2 184 (18.00%) WAN
3 164 (16.05%) LAN
4 108 (10.57%) SAN
5 92 (9.00%) Network Security
6 91 (8.90%) DNS
7 76 (7.44%) Cisco Nexus
8 71 (6.95%) Wireless
9 70 (6.85%) TCP/IP
10 69 (6.75%) BGP
10 69 (6.75%) VPN
11 60 (5.87%) MPLS
12 57 (5.58%) Internet
13 56 (5.48%) OSPF
14 55 (5.38%) DHCP
15 49 (4.79%) SSL
16 43 (4.21%) EIGRP
17 41 (4.01%) Cisco ASA
17 41 (4.01%) VoIP
18 36 (3.52%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (4.70%) SQL Server
2 33 (3.23%) Big Data
3 27 (2.64%) Hadoop
4 22 (2.15%) Oracle Database
5 19 (1.86%) Data Warehouse
5 19 (1.86%) PostgreSQL
6 17 (1.66%) MongoDB
6 17 (1.66%) Relational Database
7 16 (1.57%) MySQL
7 16 (1.57%) RDBMS
8 12 (1.17%) NoSQL
9 8 (0.78%) OLAP
10 6 (0.59%) Apache Cassandra
10 6 (0.59%) Apache Hive
10 6 (0.59%) Oracle Database 11g
10 6 (0.59%) Oracle Database 12c
10 6 (0.59%) Oracle Exadata
10 6 (0.59%) Oracle OLAP
10 6 (0.59%) Redis
11 5 (0.49%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 47 (4.60%) Jenkins
2 30 (2.94%) Git (software)
3 21 (2.05%) JIRA
4 13 (1.27%) Vagrant
5 10 (0.98%) TeamCity
6 9 (0.88%) Zephyr
7 8 (0.78%) Octopus Deploy
8 7 (0.68%) Ant
9 5 (0.49%) Bitbucket
10 4 (0.39%) Artifactory
10 4 (0.39%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (0.29%) Jasmine
11 3 (0.29%) Karma Test Runner
11 3 (0.29%) Oracle Forms
11 3 (0.29%) Visual Studio
11 3 (0.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 2 (0.20%) Babel
12 2 (0.20%) GoCD
12 2 (0.20%) Sonatype Nexus
12 2 (0.20%) webpack
General
1 254 (24.85%) Finance
2 126 (12.33%) Banking
3 52 (5.09%) Telecoms
4 29 (2.84%) Law
5 24 (2.35%) Investment Banking
6 20 (1.96%) Retail
7 15 (1.47%) Financial Institution
7 15 (1.47%) Legal
8 8 (0.78%) German Language
9 7 (0.68%) Marketing
10 6 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
11 5 (0.49%) Advertising
11 5 (0.49%) Manufacturing
11 5 (0.49%) Multimedia
12 4 (0.39%) Automotive
12 4 (0.39%) Back Office
12 4 (0.39%) Billing
12 4 (0.39%) Electronics
12 4 (0.39%) French Language
13 3 (0.29%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 152 (14.87%) Architect
2 139 (13.60%) Network Engineer
3 106 (10.37%) Project Manager
4 65 (6.36%) Cisco Engineer
4 65 (6.36%) Infrastructure Manager
5 64 (6.26%) DevOps Engineer
6 62 (6.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 56 (5.48%) Administrator
8 53 (5.19%) Consultant
9 52 (5.09%) Analyst
10 50 (4.89%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 46 (4.50%) Infrastructure Project Manager
12 41 (4.01%) Systems Engineer
13 39 (3.82%) Infrastructure Architect
14 37 (3.62%) Linux Engineer
15 36 (3.52%) Data Centre Engineer
16 34 (3.33%) Cloud Architect
16 34 (3.33%) Cloud Engineer
16 34 (3.33%) Systems Administrator
16 34 (3.33%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (3.03%) Web Services
2 23 (2.25%) .NET
3 16 (1.57%) REST
4 15 (1.47%) Middleware
5 13 (1.27%) JSON
6 10 (0.98%) LAPP Stack
7 8 (0.78%) XMPP
8 6 (0.59%) 802.1X
8 6 (0.59%) Kafka
8 6 (0.59%) Node.js
8 6 (0.59%) Sensu
8 6 (0.59%) SOAP
8 6 (0.59%) XML
9 5 (0.49%) LAMP
9 5 (0.49%) LEMP Stack
9 5 (0.49%) RESTful
9 5 (0.49%) Software Packaging
10 4 (0.39%) AngularJS
10 4 (0.39%) Oracle GoldenGate
10 4 (0.39%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 47 (4.60%) Analytical Skills
2 36 (3.52%) Clustering
3 34 (3.33%) Private Cloud
4 29 (2.84%) Management Information System
5 26 (2.54%) Public Cloud
6 25 (2.45%) Replication
7 22 (2.15%) Hybrid Cloud
8 18 (1.76%) Computer Science
9 14 (1.37%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 13 (1.27%) Fat Client
10 13 (1.27%) Thin Client
11 12 (1.17%) PKI
12 10 (0.98%) CCTV
12 10 (0.98%) Cloud Native
13 9 (0.88%) Blackberry
13 9 (0.88%) Video Conferencing
14 8 (0.78%) Enterprise Cloud
14 8 (0.78%) Reinsurance
15 7 (0.68%) EMC VMAX
15 7 (0.68%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 292 (28.57%) Windows
2 231 (22.60%) Linux
3 152 (14.87%) Windows Server
4 96 (9.39%) Unix
5 75 (7.34%) Windows Server 2012
6 49 (4.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 34 (3.33%) Solaris
8 32 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
9 25 (2.45%) AIX
10 22 (2.15%) Windows 7
11 21 (2.05%) Windows Server 2008
12 18 (1.76%) Windows 10
13 16 (1.57%) CentOS
14 11 (1.08%) SUSE
15 8 (0.78%) Ubuntu
16 7 (0.68%) VMS
17 6 (0.59%) Apple iOS
17 6 (0.59%) Debian
18 3 (0.29%) Mac OS
18 3 (0.29%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 288 (28.18%) Migration
2 127 (12.43%) DevOps
3 123 (12.04%) Agile Software Development
4 116 (11.35%) ITIL
5 95 (9.30%) Project Management
6 76 (7.44%) Stakeholder Management
7 75 (7.34%) Change Management
8 68 (6.65%) PRINCE2
9 50 (4.89%) Network Design
10 48 (4.70%) High Availability
11 44 (4.31%) Open Source
12 40 (3.91%) Disaster Recovery
12 40 (3.91%) Load Balancing
13 39 (3.82%) Configuration Management
14 38 (3.72%) Network Monitoring
15 33 (3.23%) Service Management
16 32 (3.13%) Cybersecurity
16 32 (3.13%) Programme Delivery
17 31 (3.03%) Continuous Integration
17 31 (3.03%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 87 (8.51%) PowerShell
2 79 (7.73%) Python
3 60 (5.87%) SQL
4 52 (5.09%) Bash Shell
5 47 (4.60%) Java
6 35 (3.42%) Perl
7 26 (2.54%) Ruby
8 14 (1.37%) Shell Script
9 13 (1.27%) JavaScript
10 11 (1.08%) Korn
11 9 (0.88%) C
11 9 (0.88%) C#
11 9 (0.88%) Go
12 5 (0.49%) PHP
12 5 (0.49%) VBScript
13 3 (0.29%) AWK
13 3 (0.29%) Bourne shell
13 3 (0.29%) PL/SQL
13 3 (0.29%) sed
13 3 (0.29%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 113 (11.06%) Cisco Certification
2 102 (9.98%) Security Cleared
3 83 (8.12%) CCNP
4 70 (6.85%) SC Cleared
5 46 (4.50%) CCIE
6 35 (3.42%) Degree
7 31 (3.03%) CCNA
8 28 (2.74%) Microsoft Certification
9 23 (2.25%) CISSP
10 22 (2.15%) MCSE
11 18 (1.76%) PMP
12 16 (1.57%) CISM
12 16 (1.57%) PMI Certification
13 11 (1.08%) DV Cleared
13 11 (1.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 11 (1.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 10 (0.98%) CISA
14 10 (0.98%) ITIL Certification
14 10 (0.98%) MCP
14 10 (0.98%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (2.84%) QA
2 24 (2.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 20 (1.96%) PCI DSS
4 16 (1.57%) SLA
5 14 (1.37%) PMO
6 11 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 8 (0.78%) GDPR
8 5 (0.49%) HMG Infosec
8 5 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (0.29%) AS 2805
9 3 (0.29%) Data Quality
9 3 (0.29%) ISO 8583
10 2 (0.20%) GCP
10 2 (0.20%) GPG13
11 1 (0.098%) Cyber Essentials
11 1 (0.098%) HIPAA
11 1 (0.098%) ISO 22301
11 1 (0.098%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.098%) MiFID
11 1 (0.098%) PSD2
System Software
1 134 (13.11%) Active Directory
2 92 (9.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 44 (4.31%) VMware ESXi
4 42 (4.11%) Hyper-V
5 36 (3.52%) Docker
6 24 (2.35%) vSphere
7 21 (2.05%) Samba
7 21 (2.05%) VMware NSX
8 14 (1.37%) XenApp
9 13 (1.27%) Virtual Servers
10 12 (1.17%) NFS
10 12 (1.17%) Virtual Machines
11 11 (1.08%) vCloud
12 8 (0.78%) DFS Replication
13 7 (0.68%) FreeRADIUS
13 7 (0.68%) Microsoft App-V
13 7 (0.68%) Oracle RAC
13 7 (0.68%) ProxySG
13 7 (0.68%) XenDesktop
14 5 (0.49%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 57 (5.58%) Puppet
2 48 (4.70%) Ansible
3 36 (3.52%) SCCM
4 31 (3.03%) Opscode Chef
5 27 (2.64%) vCenter Server
6 25 (2.45%) Terraform
7 21 (2.05%) Nagios
8 18 (1.76%) NetBackup
9 16 (1.57%) SCOM
10 15 (1.47%) Kubernetes
11 12 (1.17%) Cisco Prime
11 12 (1.17%) WMI
12 11 (1.08%) Cisco CUCM
13 10 (0.98%) EMC NetWorker
14 9 (0.88%) vRealize
15 8 (0.78%) Tivoli
16 7 (0.68%) FortiGate
16 7 (0.68%) Icinga
16 7 (0.68%) Tivoli Storage Manager
17 6 (0.59%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 261 (25.54%) Cisco
2 202 (19.77%) VMware
3 168 (16.44%) Microsoft
4 97 (9.49%) Citrix
5 65 (6.36%) HP
6 61 (5.97%) Oracle
7 59 (5.77%) Red Hat
8 57 (5.58%) F5
9 54 (5.28%) CheckPoint
10 42 (4.11%) Palo Alto
11 41 (4.01%) EMC
11 41 (4.01%) Juniper
12 32 (3.13%) NetApp
13 28 (2.74%) Dell
13 28 (2.74%) Riverbed
14 27 (2.64%) SolarWinds
15 25 (2.45%) IBM
16 24 (2.35%) Fortinet
16 24 (2.35%) Remedy
17 23 (2.25%) Splunk