Period
to 21 February 2018

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 21 February 2018 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
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 124 115 103
Rank change year-on-year -9 -12 -17
Contract jobs citing Data Centre 1,022 930 1,028
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 2.18% 2.25% 2.35%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.74% 6.20% 6.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 698 563 684
London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £270 £313 £300
90th Percentile £650 £625 £600
England median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 21 10
London median hourly rate £19.50 £22.50 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.33% -19.64% -13.85%
10th Percentile £13.40 £14.00 £15.93
90th Percentile £26.00 £55.00 £65.00
England median hourly rate £20.00 £23.75 £30.19
% change year-on-year -15.79% -21.33% +43.76%

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 London with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 17,797 14,999 16,310
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 37.91% 36.30% 37.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,938 10,522 11,529
London median daily rate £500 £475 £460
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £309 £300 £275
90th Percentile £688 £663 £650
England median daily rate £460 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +5.14% +2.94% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 257 260 262
London median hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +12.50% +11.11%
10th Percentile £12.15 £12.75 £11.50
90th Percentile £48.25 £51.25 £43.75
England median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +12.50% - +14.29%

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 21 February 2018.

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 21 February 2018.

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 21 February 2018. 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 -16 187 £475 +8.26% 53
South London +8 66 £365 - 9
East London -13 30 £463 +68.18% 17
West London -38 25 £375 -17.49% 33
North London - 5 £463 - 1
Data Centre
England

For the 6 months to 21 February 2018, 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 London region with a requirement for Data Centre.

1 289 (28.28%) Windows
2 275 (26.91%) Migration
3 240 (23.48%) Finance
4 233 (22.80%) Cisco
5 214 (20.94%) Linux
6 204 (19.96%) Firewall
7 179 (17.51%) WAN
8 161 (15.75%) Amazon AWS
9 157 (15.36%) VMware
10 151 (14.77%) Microsoft
11 147 (14.38%) LAN
12 144 (14.09%) Agile Software Development
13 135 (13.21%) Microsoft Azure
14 132 (12.92%) DevOps
15 128 (12.52%) ITIL
16 125 (12.23%) Active Directory
17 122 (11.94%) Security Cleared
18 121 (11.84%) DNS
19 120 (11.74%) Windows Server
20 101 (9.88%) Change Management
21 98 (9.59%) Cisco Certification
22 94 (9.20%) Banking
23 93 (9.10%) Citrix
24 88 (8.61%) SC Cleared
25 83 (8.12%) VPN
25 83 (8.12%) Python
25 83 (8.12%) Project Management
26 82 (8.02%) Stakeholder Management
27 81 (7.93%) MPLS
27 81 (7.93%) BGP

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 30 (2.94%) Tomcat
2 29 (2.84%) IIS
3 27 (2.64%) Apache
4 21 (2.05%) OpenStack
5 20 (1.96%) MS Exchange
6 18 (1.76%) Confluence
6 18 (1.76%) SharePoint
7 17 (1.66%) nginx
8 12 (1.17%) Elasticsearch
9 10 (0.98%) SAS
10 8 (0.78%) Apache Spark
11 6 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2013
11 6 (0.59%) Skype for Business
11 6 (0.59%) WebSphere
12 4 (0.39%) Apache Solr
12 4 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2010
12 4 (0.39%) IBM Notes
13 3 (0.29%) BizTalk Server
13 3 (0.29%) CMS
13 3 (0.29%) MQSeries
Applications
1 35 (3.42%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (1.47%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (1.37%) MS Visio
4 9 (0.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 7 (0.68%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.29%) Stata
Business Applications
1 3 (0.29%) Kondor
2 2 (0.20%) Relativity
2 2 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.098%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.098%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.098%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 161 (15.75%) Amazon AWS
2 135 (13.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 77 (7.53%) Office 365
4 44 (4.31%) IaaS
5 39 (3.82%) PaaS
6 32 (3.13%) SaaS
7 28 (2.74%) Cloud Computing
8 12 (1.17%) GitHub
9 10 (0.98%) OpenShift
10 8 (0.78%) Google Cloud Platform
11 6 (0.59%) Amazon ELB
12 5 (0.49%) Akamai
12 5 (0.49%) AWS CloudFormation
13 4 (0.39%) Mimecast
14 3 (0.29%) Boomi
14 3 (0.29%) IBM Cloud
14 3 (0.29%) iPaaS
14 3 (0.29%) Serverless
14 3 (0.29%) SoftLayer
15 2 (0.20%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 204 (19.96%) Firewall
2 179 (17.51%) WAN
3 147 (14.38%) LAN
4 121 (11.84%) DNS
5 83 (8.12%) VPN
6 81 (7.93%) BGP
6 81 (7.93%) MPLS
7 78 (7.63%) SAN
8 75 (7.34%) Network Security
9 74 (7.24%) DHCP
10 69 (6.75%) Internet
11 67 (6.56%) OSPF
12 65 (6.36%) Wireless
13 63 (6.16%) TCP/IP
14 61 (5.97%) Cisco Nexus
15 57 (5.58%) SSL
16 39 (3.82%) Cisco ASA
17 37 (3.62%) VoIP
18 32 (3.13%) VLAN
19 27 (2.64%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (4.60%) SQL Server
2 35 (3.42%) Big Data
3 27 (2.64%) Hadoop
4 24 (2.35%) MongoDB
5 20 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
5 20 (1.96%) Relational Database
6 18 (1.76%) MySQL
7 17 (1.66%) Oracle Database
8 15 (1.47%) RDBMS
9 14 (1.37%) NoSQL
10 11 (1.08%) Apache Cassandra
11 10 (0.98%) PostgreSQL
12 9 (0.88%) SQL Server 2008
13 8 (0.78%) OLAP
14 6 (0.59%) Amazon Redshift
14 6 (0.59%) Apache Hive
14 6 (0.59%) Oracle OLAP
15 5 (0.49%) HBase
15 5 (0.49%) OLAP Cube
15 5 (0.49%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 46 (4.50%) Jenkins
2 32 (3.13%) JIRA
3 30 (2.94%) Git (software)
4 14 (1.37%) Vagrant
5 13 (1.27%) TeamCity
6 10 (0.98%) Bitbucket
6 10 (0.98%) Octopus Deploy
7 6 (0.59%) Zephyr
8 4 (0.39%) JMeter
8 4 (0.39%) LoadRunner
8 4 (0.39%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (0.29%) Artifactory
9 3 (0.29%) Gatling
9 3 (0.29%) Jasmine
9 3 (0.29%) Karma Test Runner
9 3 (0.29%) RStudio
10 2 (0.20%) Babel
10 2 (0.20%) GoCD
10 2 (0.20%) MSBuild
10 2 (0.20%) webpack
General
1 240 (23.48%) Finance
2 94 (9.20%) Banking
3 35 (3.42%) Telecoms
4 26 (2.54%) Investment Banking
4 26 (2.54%) Law
5 21 (2.05%) Retail
6 18 (1.76%) Legal
7 15 (1.47%) Financial Institution
8 8 (0.78%) German Language
9 5 (0.49%) Front Office
9 5 (0.49%) Multimedia
10 4 (0.39%) Automotive
10 4 (0.39%) Back Office
10 4 (0.39%) Billing
10 4 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
10 4 (0.39%) Publishing
11 3 (0.29%) Advertising
11 3 (0.29%) French Language
11 3 (0.29%) Local Government
11 3 (0.29%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 168 (16.44%) Architect
2 121 (11.84%) Network Engineer
3 103 (10.08%) Project Manager
4 71 (6.95%) DevOps Engineer
5 66 (6.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 63 (6.16%) Analyst
7 59 (5.77%) Infrastructure Manager
8 54 (5.28%) Administrator
9 51 (4.99%) Consultant
10 44 (4.31%) Cisco Engineer
11 39 (3.82%) Infrastructure Architect
12 37 (3.62%) Data Centre Manager
12 37 (3.62%) Infrastructure Project Manager
12 37 (3.62%) Linux Engineer
13 36 (3.52%) Cloud Engineer
13 36 (3.52%) Security Architect
14 32 (3.13%) Data Centre Engineer
15 30 (2.94%) Cloud Architect
16 29 (2.84%) Cisco Network Engineer
17 27 (2.64%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (3.72%) Web Services
2 22 (2.15%) .NET
3 18 (1.76%) LDAP
4 16 (1.57%) Middleware
5 14 (1.37%) JSON
6 12 (1.17%) LEMP Stack
7 11 (1.08%) 802.1X
8 10 (0.98%) Elastic Stack
8 10 (0.98%) REST
8 10 (0.98%) RESTful
9 9 (0.88%) XML
10 7 (0.68%) SOAP
10 7 (0.68%) XMPP
11 6 (0.59%) Kafka
12 5 (0.49%) Node.js
12 5 (0.49%) Software Packaging
13 4 (0.39%) Rendezvous
14 3 (0.29%) RabbitMQ
14 3 (0.29%) SAML
14 3 (0.29%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 46 (4.50%) Analytical Skills
2 37 (3.62%) Management Information System
3 34 (3.33%) Clustering
3 34 (3.33%) Public Cloud
4 28 (2.74%) Replication
5 23 (2.25%) Computer Science
6 22 (2.15%) Private Cloud
7 21 (2.05%) PKI
8 19 (1.86%) Hybrid Cloud
9 16 (1.57%) CCTV
9 16 (1.57%) EMC VMAX
10 15 (1.47%) Cloud Native
11 11 (1.08%) EMC VNX
12 10 (0.98%) CMDB
12 10 (0.98%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 8 (0.78%) Enterprise Cloud
13 8 (0.78%) Video Conferencing
14 7 (0.68%) Linux Command Line
15 6 (0.59%) HP Superdome
15 6 (0.59%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 289 (28.28%) Windows
2 214 (20.94%) Linux
3 120 (11.74%) Windows Server
4 78 (7.63%) Unix
5 56 (5.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 51 (4.99%) Windows Server 2012
7 31 (3.03%) Windows Server 2003
8 27 (2.64%) Solaris
9 26 (2.54%) Windows Server 2008
10 22 (2.15%) Windows 10
11 17 (1.66%) AIX
11 17 (1.66%) CentOS
11 17 (1.66%) Windows 7
12 8 (0.78%) Ubuntu
13 7 (0.68%) Mac OS
14 6 (0.59%) SUSE
15 5 (0.49%) Apple iOS
16 4 (0.39%) Debian
16 4 (0.39%) Windows 8
17 3 (0.29%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 275 (26.91%) Migration
2 144 (14.09%) Agile Software Development
3 132 (12.92%) DevOps
4 128 (12.52%) ITIL
5 101 (9.88%) Change Management
6 83 (8.12%) Project Management
7 82 (8.02%) Stakeholder Management
8 63 (6.16%) Disaster Recovery
9 52 (5.09%) Network Design
10 51 (4.99%) Configuration Management
10 51 (4.99%) High Availability
11 49 (4.79%) PRINCE2
12 46 (4.50%) Data Migration
12 46 (4.50%) Load Balancing
13 45 (4.40%) Network Monitoring
14 42 (4.11%) Service Management
15 40 (3.91%) Capacity Planning
16 39 (3.82%) Open Source
17 36 (3.52%) Analytics
18 35 (3.42%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 83 (8.12%) Python
2 76 (7.44%) PowerShell
3 55 (5.38%) SQL
4 54 (5.28%) Java
5 44 (4.31%) Perl
6 42 (4.11%) Bash Shell
7 28 (2.74%) Ruby
8 16 (1.57%) Korn
9 13 (1.27%) Shell Script
10 10 (0.98%) C
10 10 (0.98%) C#
11 9 (0.88%) PHP
12 8 (0.78%) JavaScript
12 8 (0.78%) VB
13 5 (0.49%) VBScript
14 4 (0.39%) AWK
14 4 (0.39%) Go
14 4 (0.39%) R
14 4 (0.39%) sed
15 3 (0.29%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 122 (11.94%) Security Cleared
2 98 (9.59%) Cisco Certification
3 88 (8.61%) SC Cleared
4 53 (5.19%) CCNP
5 46 (4.50%) Microsoft Certification
6 43 (4.21%) CCNA
7 41 (4.01%) Degree
8 38 (3.72%) MCSE
9 37 (3.62%) CCIE
10 25 (2.45%) CISSP
11 21 (2.05%) PMP
12 20 (1.96%) MCP
13 18 (1.76%) PMI Certification
14 13 (1.27%) CISM
14 13 (1.27%) MCSA
15 12 (1.17%) DV Cleared
16 11 (1.08%) CCSP
17 10 (0.98%) Computer Science Degree
17 10 (0.98%) ITIL Certification
18 8 (0.78%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (3.52%) QA
2 19 (1.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 19 (1.86%) SLA
3 14 (1.37%) PMO
4 11 (1.08%) GDPR
4 11 (1.08%) PCI DSS
5 8 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 4 (0.39%) GCP
7 3 (0.29%) COBIT
7 3 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.098%) COSO
9 1 (0.098%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.098%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.098%) HMG Infosec
9 1 (0.098%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.098%) PMBOK
System Software
1 125 (12.23%) Active Directory
2 80 (7.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 43 (4.21%) Docker
4 38 (3.72%) VMware ESXi
5 26 (2.54%) Hyper-V
6 21 (2.05%) XenApp
7 20 (1.96%) Samba
7 20 (1.96%) VMware NSX
8 19 (1.86%) vSphere
9 18 (1.76%) Virtual Machines
10 15 (1.47%) NFS
11 11 (1.08%) Virtual Servers
12 10 (0.98%) ProxySG
13 9 (0.88%) XenDesktop
14 8 (0.78%) DFS Replication
14 8 (0.78%) Microsoft App-V
14 8 (0.78%) Virtual Desktop
15 7 (0.68%) FreeRADIUS
16 6 (0.59%) Terminal Services
17 5 (0.49%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 46 (4.50%) Puppet
2 40 (3.91%) Ansible
3 30 (2.94%) Opscode Chef
4 28 (2.74%) SCCM
5 25 (2.45%) Terraform
6 22 (2.15%) Kubernetes
7 20 (1.96%) Nagios
7 20 (1.96%) NetBackup
8 19 (1.86%) vCenter Server
9 18 (1.76%) EMC VPLEX
10 13 (1.27%) Single Sign-On
10 13 (1.27%) Tivoli
11 12 (1.17%) SCOM
11 12 (1.17%) WMI
12 10 (0.98%) Backup Exec
12 10 (0.98%) Cisco Prime
12 10 (0.98%) EMC NetWorker
12 10 (0.98%) Salt
12 10 (0.98%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 8 (0.78%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 233 (22.80%) Cisco
2 157 (15.36%) VMware
3 151 (14.77%) Microsoft
4 93 (9.10%) Citrix
5 73 (7.14%) CheckPoint
5 73 (7.14%) HP
6 66 (6.46%) Juniper
6 66 (6.46%) Red Hat
7 55 (5.38%) Oracle
8 53 (5.19%) F5
9 52 (5.09%) EMC
10 44 (4.31%) Fortinet
11 33 (3.23%) IBM
12 30 (2.94%) Palo Alto
12 30 (2.94%) Remedy
12 30 (2.94%) SolarWinds
13 27 (2.64%) Splunk
14 24 (2.35%) Dell
15 23 (2.25%) 3PAR
16 21 (2.05%) NetApp