Period
to 13 May 2021

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 13 May 2021 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
13 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 139 120 162
Rank change year-on-year -19 +42 -25
Contract jobs citing Data Centre 461 450 721
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.95% 2.16% 1.78%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.88% 6.72% 5.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 327 338 492
10th Percentile £349 £313 £313
25th Percentile £425 £407 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £483 £500
Median % change year-on-year +3.63% -3.50% +5.26%
75th Percentile £600 £588 £588
90th Percentile £675 £675 £659
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 8
10th Percentile £26.25 £27.88 £20.65
25th Percentile £34.13 £29.99 £25.32
Median hourly rate £47.50 £33.49 £29.00
Median % change year-on-year +41.83% +15.48% +20.83%
75th Percentile £59.56 £36.37 £35.81
90th Percentile £66.65 £38.10 £47.25
England median hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £19.27
% change year-on-year +90.48% +9.01% -8.26%

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 7,841 6,698 12,854
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 33.13% 32.10% 31.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,493 4,858 9,191
10th Percentile £350 £313 £325
25th Percentile £429 £413 £420
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £538 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year +2.38% - +4.95%
75th Percentile £650 £638 £625
90th Percentile £738 £725 £700
England median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 133 115 192
10th Percentile £15.86 £13.06 £13.28
25th Percentile £21.62 £18.00 £18.68
Median hourly rate £32.50 £31.72 £25.00
Median % change year-on-year +2.46% +26.88% +8.81%
75th Percentile £47.50 £47.44 £38.81
90th Percentile £59.95 £53.45 £51.23
England median hourly rate £26.00 £21.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year +20.93% +2.38% -2.33%

Data Centre
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Data Centre in London

Data Centre
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Data Centre in London.

Daily rate trend for Data Centre in London

Data Centre
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Data Centre in London over the 6 months to 13 May 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Data Centre in London

Data Centre
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Data Centre in London.

Hourly rate trend for Data Centre in London

Data Centre
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Data Centre in London over the 6 months to 13 May 2021.

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 13 May 2021. 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 -7 44 £535 +7.00% 34
East London +12 6 £345 -1.43% 10
West London +4 4 £225 -47.06% 12
Data Centre
England

For the 6 months to 13 May 2021, 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.

1 151 (32.75%) Azure
2 139 (30.15%) Migration
3 108 (23.43%) Finance
4 103 (22.34%) AWS
5 99 (21.48%) Cisco
6 97 (21.04%) Security Cleared
7 95 (20.61%) Windows
8 81 (17.57%) VMware
8 81 (17.57%) Linux
8 81 (17.57%) Microsoft
9 80 (17.35%) Social Skills
10 79 (17.14%) Firewall
11 77 (16.70%) SC Cleared
12 74 (16.05%) WAN
13 69 (14.97%) DevOps
14 67 (14.53%) Agile Software Development
15 61 (13.23%) Terraform
16 60 (13.02%) LAN
17 58 (12.58%) Python
18 55 (11.93%) VMware Infrastructure
19 49 (10.63%) Docker
19 49 (10.63%) Kubernetes
20 48 (10.41%) Active Directory
21 44 (9.54%) Cisco Certification
21 44 (9.54%) PowerShell
22 43 (9.33%) Wireless
22 43 (9.33%) Ansible
23 42 (9.11%) IaaS
23 42 (9.11%) Project Management
24 39 (8.46%) ITIL

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 16 (3.47%) Confluence
2 11 (2.39%) OpenStack
2 11 (2.39%) WebSphere
3 7 (1.52%) Apache
4 5 (1.08%) MS Exchange
4 5 (1.08%) Tomcat
5 3 (0.65%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.43%) Apache Airflow
6 2 (0.43%) Apache Spark
6 2 (0.43%) Cloud Foundry
6 2 (0.43%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (0.43%) IIS
6 2 (0.43%) Luigi
6 2 (0.43%) nginx
7 1 (0.22%) ArcGIS
7 1 (0.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.22%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.22%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 24 (5.21%) MS Visio
2 15 (3.25%) Microsoft Office
3 13 (2.82%) AutoCAD
4 11 (2.39%) Microsoft Excel
4 11 (2.39%) Microsoft Project
5 10 (2.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 6 (1.30%) Revit
7 1 (0.22%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 2 (0.43%) Cerner Millennium
1 2 (0.43%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.22%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.22%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.22%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 151 (32.75%) Azure
2 103 (22.34%) AWS
3 42 (9.11%) IaaS
4 34 (7.38%) Microsoft 365
5 32 (6.94%) GCP
6 23 (4.99%) PaaS
7 10 (2.17%) SaaS
8 9 (1.95%) Azure Stack
9 7 (1.52%) Cloud Computing
9 7 (1.52%) Serverless
10 6 (1.30%) OpenShift
11 5 (1.08%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 5 (1.08%) Power Platform
12 4 (0.87%) AWS CloudFormation
12 4 (0.87%) Azure Active Directory
12 4 (0.87%) Azure ExpressRoute
12 4 (0.87%) GitHub
13 3 (0.65%) Amazon S3
14 2 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
14 2 (0.43%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 79 (17.14%) Firewall
2 74 (16.05%) WAN
3 60 (13.02%) LAN
4 43 (9.33%) Wireless
5 34 (7.38%) Cisco Nexus
5 34 (7.38%) VPN
6 30 (6.51%) SAN
7 27 (5.86%) OSPF
8 23 (4.99%) BGP
9 22 (4.77%) Internet
10 21 (4.56%) Network Security
11 20 (4.34%) DMZ
11 20 (4.34%) NAS
12 19 (4.12%) DNS
12 19 (4.12%) MPLS
13 17 (3.69%) Cisco ASA
14 16 (3.47%) TCP/IP
15 15 (3.25%) Cisco Firepower
16 13 (2.82%) VLAN
17 12 (2.60%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (3.25%) SQL Server
2 10 (2.17%) PostgreSQL
3 9 (1.95%) Big Data
3 9 (1.95%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (1.95%) DB2
4 6 (1.30%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
5 4 (0.87%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 4 (0.87%) Hadoop
5 4 (0.87%) MySQL
5 4 (0.87%) NoSQL
5 4 (0.87%) Oracle Database
5 4 (0.87%) Power BI
5 4 (0.87%) Relational Database
6 3 (0.65%) Apache Cassandra
6 3 (0.65%) Data Vault
6 3 (0.65%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.43%) Azkaban
7 2 (0.43%) Electronic Patient Records
7 2 (0.43%) ObjectStore
8 1 (0.22%) Adabas
Development Applications
1 18 (3.90%) Jenkins
2 14 (3.04%) JIRA
3 11 (2.39%) GitLab
4 9 (1.95%) Hudson
5 6 (1.30%) Git (software)
6 4 (0.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 4 (0.87%) Sonatype Nexus
7 3 (0.65%) Bitbucket
7 3 (0.65%) TeamCity
8 2 (0.43%) CF BOSH
8 2 (0.43%) IBM UrbanCode
8 2 (0.43%) RStudio
8 2 (0.43%) Vagrant
9 1 (0.22%) FishEye
9 1 (0.22%) git-flow
9 1 (0.22%) IDA Disassembler
9 1 (0.22%) Maven
9 1 (0.22%) RSpec
9 1 (0.22%) SonarQube
9 1 (0.22%) Spinnaker
General
1 108 (23.43%) Finance
2 80 (17.35%) Social Skills
3 32 (6.94%) Telecoms
4 30 (6.51%) Public Sector
5 29 (6.29%) Banking
6 25 (5.42%) Analytical Skills
7 24 (5.21%) Presentation Skills
8 17 (3.69%) Documentation Skills
9 15 (3.25%) Influencing Skills
10 7 (1.52%) Electronics
10 7 (1.52%) Investment Banking
11 5 (1.08%) Organisational Skills
12 4 (0.87%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.65%) Billing
13 3 (0.65%) Legal
13 3 (0.65%) Police
14 2 (0.43%) Local Government
15 1 (0.22%) Marketing
15 1 (0.22%) Retail
15 1 (0.22%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 83 (18.00%) Architect
2 56 (12.15%) Project Manager
3 42 (9.11%) Network Engineer
4 32 (6.94%) DevOps Engineer
5 29 (6.29%) Azure Engineer
6 24 (5.21%) Consultant
6 24 (5.21%) Data Centre Manager
7 22 (4.77%) Security Engineer
8 19 (4.12%) AWS Engineer
8 19 (4.12%) Cloud Engineer
9 17 (3.69%) Cloud Architect
9 17 (3.69%) Data Centre Engineer
10 16 (3.47%) Analyst
10 16 (3.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 16 (3.47%) Solutions Architect
11 15 (3.25%) Data Manager
11 15 (3.25%) Infrastructure Architect
11 15 (3.25%) Infrastructure Manager
11 15 (3.25%) IT Manager
12 12 (2.60%) Cisco Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (3.04%) REST
2 10 (2.17%) React
3 9 (1.95%) WebSphere MQ
4 7 (1.52%) JSON
5 6 (1.30%) YAML
6 5 (1.08%) .NET
6 5 (1.08%) GraphQL
6 5 (1.08%) Middleware
6 5 (1.08%) SOAP
7 4 (0.87%) Jinja
7 4 (0.87%) Kafka
7 4 (0.87%) RabbitMQ
7 4 (0.87%) Spring Boot
7 4 (0.87%) XML
8 3 (0.65%) OAuth
8 3 (0.65%) OAuth2
9 2 (0.43%) AngularJS
9 2 (0.43%) ServiceStack
9 2 (0.43%) Spine.js
9 2 (0.43%) Task Parallel Library
Miscellaneous
1 22 (4.77%) Public Cloud
2 15 (3.25%) Cloud Native
2 15 (3.25%) PKI
2 15 (3.25%) Private Cloud
2 15 (3.25%) Self-Motivation
3 14 (3.04%) Hybrid Cloud
4 13 (2.82%) Management Information System
5 11 (2.39%) Clustering
6 10 (2.17%) Virtual Team
7 8 (1.74%) CMDB
7 8 (1.74%) Replication
8 5 (1.08%) Linux Command Line
8 5 (1.08%) Video Conferencing
9 4 (0.87%) Driving Licence
9 4 (0.87%) Enterprise Cloud
9 4 (0.87%) NHS
10 3 (0.65%) CCTV
10 3 (0.65%) EMC VNX
10 3 (0.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 3 (0.65%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 95 (20.61%) Windows
2 81 (17.57%) Linux
3 32 (6.94%) Windows Server
4 26 (5.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 19 (4.12%) Unix
6 14 (3.04%) Windows Server 2016
7 12 (2.60%) Solaris
8 9 (1.95%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (1.52%) HPUX
9 7 (1.52%) Windows 10
9 7 (1.52%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (1.52%) Windows Server 2019
10 6 (1.30%) AIX
11 4 (0.87%) Windows 2000
12 3 (0.65%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 3 (0.65%) VMS
12 3 (0.65%) Windows 7
12 3 (0.65%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (0.43%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.22%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 139 (30.15%) Migration
2 69 (14.97%) DevOps
3 67 (14.53%) Agile Software Development
4 42 (9.11%) Project Management
5 39 (8.46%) ITIL
6 33 (7.16%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 29 (6.29%) Stakeholder Management
8 27 (5.86%) Project Delivery
9 26 (5.64%) Network Design
10 25 (5.42%) Problem-Solving
10 25 (5.42%) Scrum
11 23 (4.99%) Root Cause Analysis
12 21 (4.56%) Disaster Recovery
12 21 (4.56%) Load Balancing
13 20 (4.34%) Data Modelling
13 20 (4.34%) Requirements Gathering
14 19 (4.12%) Change Management
14 19 (4.12%) Cybersecurity
14 19 (4.12%) Service Management
14 19 (4.12%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 58 (12.58%) Python
2 44 (9.54%) PowerShell
3 27 (5.86%) SQL
4 24 (5.21%) JavaScript
5 23 (4.99%) Bash Shell
6 19 (4.12%) Java
7 11 (2.39%) TypeScript
8 6 (1.30%) C
8 6 (1.30%) Perl
8 6 (1.30%) Ruby
9 5 (1.08%) C#
10 4 (0.87%) C++
10 4 (0.87%) Shell Script
11 3 (0.65%) Go
11 3 (0.65%) PHP
12 2 (0.43%) R
12 2 (0.43%) Scala
13 1 (0.22%) COBOL
13 1 (0.22%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.22%) sed
Qualifications
1 97 (21.04%) Security Cleared
2 77 (16.70%) SC Cleared
3 44 (9.54%) Cisco Certification
4 29 (6.29%) CCNP
5 28 (6.07%) Degree
6 21 (4.56%) CCIE
7 16 (3.47%) DV Cleared
8 12 (2.60%) CCNA
9 10 (2.17%) PMP
10 8 (1.74%) BPSS Clearance
10 8 (1.74%) CISSP
11 7 (1.52%) AWS Certification
11 7 (1.52%) RHCA
11 7 (1.52%) TOGAF Certification
12 6 (1.30%) BICSI Certification
12 6 (1.30%) BICSI RCDD
12 6 (1.30%) Microsoft Certification
12 6 (1.30%) PMI Certification
13 5 (1.08%) CCDA
13 5 (1.08%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.25%) Data Quality
2 14 (3.04%) QA
3 13 (2.82%) SLA
4 7 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (1.30%) PMO
6 3 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 2 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 2 (0.43%) OASIS TOSCA
7 2 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.43%) SEPA
8 1 (0.22%) COBIT
8 1 (0.22%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.22%) GDPR
8 1 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 17025
8 1 (0.22%) NCSC
8 1 (0.22%) NIST
8 1 (0.22%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 55 (11.93%) VMware Infrastructure
2 49 (10.63%) Docker
3 48 (10.41%) Active Directory
4 28 (6.07%) vSphere
5 14 (3.04%) VMware ESXi
6 10 (2.17%) Hyper-V
7 8 (1.74%) VMware NSX
8 6 (1.30%) Virtual Machines
9 5 (1.08%) KVM
10 4 (0.87%) NFS
10 4 (0.87%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 3 (0.65%) Oracle RAC
11 3 (0.65%) Terminal Server
11 3 (0.65%) Virtual Desktop
11 3 (0.65%) Xen
12 2 (0.43%) EMC RecoverPoint
12 2 (0.43%) LXC
12 2 (0.43%) Terminal Services
12 2 (0.43%) vCloud
12 2 (0.43%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 61 (13.23%) Terraform
2 49 (10.63%) Kubernetes
3 43 (9.33%) Ansible
4 33 (7.16%) Puppet
5 18 (3.90%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (1.74%) FortiGate
6 8 (1.74%) Tivoli
6 8 (1.74%) vRealize Orchestrator
7 7 (1.52%) Nessus
7 7 (1.52%) SCCM
7 7 (1.52%) vRealize
8 5 (1.08%) Microsoft Intune
8 5 (1.08%) NetBackup
8 5 (1.08%) Prometheus
9 4 (0.87%) Grafana
10 3 (0.65%) Cisco CUCM
10 3 (0.65%) Cisco Prime
10 3 (0.65%) Docker Swarm
10 3 (0.65%) SCOM
11 2 (0.43%) Juju
Vendors
1 99 (21.48%) Cisco
2 81 (17.57%) Microsoft
2 81 (17.57%) VMware
3 33 (7.16%) Citrix
4 26 (5.64%) F5
5 25 (5.42%) IBM
6 24 (5.21%) Fortinet
6 24 (5.21%) Red Hat
7 23 (4.99%) CheckPoint
7 23 (4.99%) Oracle
8 21 (4.56%) HP
8 21 (4.56%) Juniper
9 20 (4.34%) Palo Alto
10 18 (3.90%) Google
11 16 (3.47%) Splunk
12 14 (3.04%) Zscaler
13 12 (2.60%) SolarWinds
14 11 (2.39%) NetApp
15 10 (2.17%) CA
15 10 (2.17%) EMC