Period
to 22 August 2019

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 22 August 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
England > London
6 months to
22 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 141 131 117
Rank change year-on-year -10 -14 -19
Contract jobs citing Data Centre 773 984 986
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.96% 2.17% 2.30%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.57% 5.98% 6.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 483 642 622
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -4.26%
10th Percentile £338 £302 £263
90th Percentile £685 £680 £656
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 8
London median hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.48% -16.25% +90.02%
10th Percentile £18.33 £16.60 £15.11
90th Percentile £60.25 £38.39 £86.18
England median hourly rate £19.03 £29.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -35.49% +90.32% -36.08%

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 13,874 16,449 15,866
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 35.25% 36.20% 37.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,741 11,647 11,164
London median daily rate £525 £513 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.44% +2.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £313
90th Percentile £700 £700 £675
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 208 255 217
London median hourly rate £22.72 £23.50 £21.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.34% +7.31% +9.50%
10th Percentile £13.10 £13.34 £12.84
90th Percentile £53.75 £54.28 £49.51
England median hourly rate £21.50 £21.25 £20.00
% change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% -

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 22 August 2019.

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 22 August 2019.

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 22 August 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
Central London +32 163 £488 +0.26% 61
West London +3 48 £450 +24.14% 17
East London +12 23 £495 -17.50% 28
South London -38 13 £375 -25.00% 6
North London +4 11 £315 -42.73% 3
Data Centre
England

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 London region with a requirement for Data Centre.

1 279 (36.09%) Migration
2 219 (28.33%) Finance
3 203 (26.26%) Cisco
4 193 (24.97%) AWS
5 177 (22.90%) Firewall
6 158 (20.44%) Windows
7 149 (19.28%) WAN
8 140 (18.11%) Azure
9 139 (17.98%) Linux
10 131 (16.95%) Security Cleared
11 129 (16.69%) Agile Software Development
12 128 (16.56%) Microsoft
13 111 (14.36%) LAN
13 111 (14.36%) VMware
14 106 (13.71%) SC Cleared
15 105 (13.58%) Active Directory
16 104 (13.45%) ITIL
17 103 (13.32%) DevOps
18 101 (13.07%) Cisco Certification
19 98 (12.68%) Project Management
20 89 (11.51%) Network Security
21 82 (10.61%) DNS
22 81 (10.48%) CheckPoint
23 77 (9.96%) BGP
24 75 (9.70%) Python
25 74 (9.57%) Stakeholder Management
25 74 (9.57%) VMware Infrastructure
26 70 (9.06%) Terraform
27 68 (8.80%) PowerShell
28 66 (8.54%) VPN

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 23 (2.98%) MS Exchange
2 20 (2.59%) SharePoint
3 16 (2.07%) Apache
4 15 (1.94%) OpenStack
5 12 (1.55%) IIS
6 11 (1.42%) Skype for Business
7 7 (0.91%) Tomcat
7 7 (0.91%) WebSphere
8 6 (0.78%) Confluence
9 5 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2010
9 5 (0.65%) IBM HTTP Server
9 5 (0.65%) WebSphere Application Server
10 4 (0.52%) BizTalk Server
10 4 (0.52%) JBoss
11 3 (0.39%) Apache Spark
11 3 (0.39%) ArcGIS
11 3 (0.39%) IBM Notes
11 3 (0.39%) NetWeaver
12 2 (0.26%) Elasticsearch
12 2 (0.26%) nginx
Applications
1 18 (2.33%) MS Visio
2 15 (1.94%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (1.16%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (0.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.52%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.26%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 2 (0.26%) InVision
5 2 (0.26%) Sketch
6 1 (0.13%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (1.03%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 5 (0.65%) SAP ERP
3 3 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.39%) Oracle Financials
3 3 (0.39%) PeopleSoft Financials
4 1 (0.13%) Distributed Ledger
4 1 (0.13%) HiPortfolio
4 1 (0.13%) Relativity
4 1 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.13%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 193 (24.97%) AWS
2 140 (18.11%) Azure
3 58 (7.50%) Office 365
4 55 (7.12%) IaaS
5 49 (6.34%) PaaS
6 36 (4.66%) SaaS
7 34 (4.40%) AWS CloudFormation
8 24 (3.10%) Azure Active Directory
9 23 (2.98%) Cloud Computing
10 22 (2.85%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 22 (2.85%) Datadog
11 20 (2.59%) GCP
12 17 (2.20%) Amazon EC2
13 15 (1.94%) Apigee
14 12 (1.55%) OpenShift
15 11 (1.42%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 7 (0.91%) Serverless
17 6 (0.78%) Azure Stack
17 6 (0.78%) GitHub
17 6 (0.78%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 177 (22.90%) Firewall
2 149 (19.28%) WAN
3 111 (14.36%) LAN
4 89 (11.51%) Network Security
5 82 (10.61%) DNS
6 77 (9.96%) BGP
7 66 (8.54%) VPN
8 61 (7.89%) Cisco Nexus
9 57 (7.37%) OSPF
9 57 (7.37%) Wireless
10 54 (6.99%) Cisco ASA
11 52 (6.73%) Internet
12 50 (6.47%) SAN
13 47 (6.08%) MPLS
14 39 (5.05%) DHCP
15 36 (4.66%) TCP/IP
16 35 (4.53%) EIGRP
16 35 (4.53%) Multicast
17 34 (4.40%) Cisco IOS
18 25 (3.23%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (7.24%) SQL Server
2 30 (3.88%) Big Data
3 24 (3.10%) Data Warehouse
3 24 (3.10%) Relational Database
4 21 (2.72%) MySQL
5 16 (2.07%) GIS
6 15 (1.94%) Amazon RDS
7 13 (1.68%) SQL Server 2016
8 12 (1.55%) SQL Server 2012
9 9 (1.16%) SQL Server 2014
10 6 (0.78%) Oracle Database
10 6 (0.78%) Power BI
10 6 (0.78%) SAP HANA
11 4 (0.52%) Hadoop
11 4 (0.52%) SQL Server 2017
12 3 (0.39%) Adabas
12 3 (0.39%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 3 (0.39%) Azure SQL Database
12 3 (0.39%) Data Mining
12 3 (0.39%) DB2
Development Applications
1 40 (5.17%) Git (software)
2 35 (4.53%) Jenkins
3 34 (4.40%) Sonatype Nexus
4 31 (4.01%) JIRA
5 5 (0.65%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 4 (0.52%) IBM UrbanCode
6 4 (0.52%) Visual Studio Team System
7 3 (0.39%) Hudson
8 2 (0.26%) Ant
8 2 (0.26%) Maven
8 2 (0.26%) Mercurial
8 2 (0.26%) MSBuild
8 2 (0.26%) MSI
8 2 (0.26%) Subversion
8 2 (0.26%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.13%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.13%) JMeter
9 1 (0.13%) Selenium
9 1 (0.13%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.13%) WebDriver
General
1 219 (28.33%) Finance
2 58 (7.50%) Telecoms
3 52 (6.73%) Banking
4 51 (6.60%) Public Sector
5 20 (2.59%) Retail
6 15 (1.94%) Investment Banking
6 15 (1.94%) Law
7 13 (1.68%) Financial Institution
8 12 (1.55%) Legal
8 12 (1.55%) Marketing
8 12 (1.55%) Multimedia
9 7 (0.91%) Manufacturing
9 7 (0.91%) Police
10 6 (0.78%) Advertising
11 5 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
12 4 (0.52%) Publishing
13 3 (0.39%) General Ledger
14 2 (0.26%) Billing
14 2 (0.26%) Electronics
14 2 (0.26%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 200 (25.87%) Architect
2 112 (14.49%) Project Manager
3 95 (12.29%) Network Engineer
4 56 (7.24%) Infrastructure Architect
5 53 (6.86%) Infrastructure Manager
6 50 (6.47%) Consultant
7 47 (6.08%) Cloud Architect
8 45 (5.82%) Analyst
9 40 (5.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 40 (5.17%) Infrastructure Project Manager
10 36 (4.66%) DevOps Engineer
10 36 (4.66%) Security Architect
10 36 (4.66%) Technical Architect
11 32 (4.14%) Senior Network Engineer
12 30 (3.88%) AWS Architect
13 27 (3.49%) Data Centre Manager
14 25 (3.23%) Data Centre Project Manager
15 24 (3.10%) IT Manager
16 22 (2.85%) Cloud Engineer
16 22 (2.85%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (2.59%) REST
2 18 (2.33%) SOAP
3 17 (2.20%) LDAP
3 17 (2.20%) Middleware
4 15 (1.94%) JSON
4 15 (1.94%) Web Services
5 11 (1.42%) YAML
6 8 (1.03%) RESTful
7 7 (0.91%) XML
8 6 (0.78%) 802.1X
8 6 (0.78%) Jinja
8 6 (0.78%) Node.js
9 5 (0.65%) .NET
9 5 (0.65%) Servlets
10 4 (0.52%) CSS
10 4 (0.52%) Django
11 3 (0.39%) JRuby
11 3 (0.39%) JSP
11 3 (0.39%) Natural Language Processing
11 3 (0.39%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 48 (6.21%) Public Cloud
2 41 (5.30%) Management Information System
3 35 (4.53%) Analytical Skills
4 24 (3.10%) PKI
5 14 (1.81%) Private Cloud
6 13 (1.68%) Self-Motivation
7 12 (1.55%) BYOD
7 12 (1.55%) Cloud Native
7 12 (1.55%) Hybrid Cloud
8 11 (1.42%) Clustering
8 11 (1.42%) Hedge funds
9 10 (1.29%) Linux Command Line
9 10 (1.29%) Replication
10 9 (1.16%) Tandem
11 8 (1.03%) N-Tier
11 8 (1.03%) Virtual Team
12 7 (0.91%) PMI
12 7 (0.91%) Video Conferencing
13 6 (0.78%) CLARiiON
13 6 (0.78%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 158 (20.44%) Windows
2 139 (17.98%) Linux
3 57 (7.37%) Windows Server
4 52 (6.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 29 (3.75%) Unix
6 23 (2.98%) Windows Server 2012
7 18 (2.33%) Windows Server 2008
8 13 (1.68%) Solaris
9 12 (1.55%) Windows 10
10 10 (1.29%) AIX
11 7 (0.91%) CentOS
12 5 (0.65%) Ubuntu
13 4 (0.52%) Windows 7
13 4 (0.52%) Windows Server 2003
14 3 (0.39%) Mac OS
14 3 (0.39%) VMS
15 2 (0.26%) Android
15 2 (0.26%) Debian
15 2 (0.26%) Fedora
15 2 (0.26%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 279 (36.09%) Migration
2 129 (16.69%) Agile Software Development
3 104 (13.45%) ITIL
4 103 (13.32%) DevOps
5 98 (12.68%) Project Management
6 74 (9.57%) Stakeholder Management
7 60 (7.76%) Information Security
8 59 (7.63%) PRINCE2
9 49 (6.34%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 49 (6.34%) Network Design
10 48 (6.21%) Problem-Solving
11 47 (6.08%) Project Delivery
12 43 (5.56%) Open Source
13 42 (5.43%) Load Balancing
14 40 (5.17%) Scrum
15 38 (4.92%) Enterprise Architecture
16 37 (4.79%) High Availability
16 37 (4.79%) Infrastructure as Code
17 36 (4.66%) Security Architecture
18 32 (4.14%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 75 (9.70%) Python
2 68 (8.80%) PowerShell
3 49 (6.34%) Bash Shell
4 43 (5.56%) SQL
5 39 (5.05%) Java
6 31 (4.01%) Shell Script
7 30 (3.88%) Ruby
8 27 (3.49%) Perl
9 10 (1.29%) C
10 5 (0.65%) Jython
10 5 (0.65%) Tcl
11 4 (0.52%) Go
11 4 (0.52%) JavaScript
12 3 (0.39%) Assembly Language
12 3 (0.39%) COBOL
12 3 (0.39%) Korn
12 3 (0.39%) Natural
12 3 (0.39%) PHP
12 3 (0.39%) R
13 2 (0.26%) C++
Qualifications
1 131 (16.95%) Security Cleared
2 106 (13.71%) SC Cleared
3 101 (13.07%) Cisco Certification
4 66 (8.54%) CCNP
5 56 (7.24%) CCIE
6 32 (4.14%) Degree
7 26 (3.36%) CCNA
8 19 (2.46%) PMI Certification
9 16 (2.07%) PMP
10 15 (1.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 9 (1.16%) CCDP
11 9 (1.16%) DV Cleared
11 9 (1.16%) JNCIE
12 7 (0.91%) AWS Certification
12 7 (0.91%) ITIL Certification
12 7 (0.91%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 6 (0.78%) CCIE Routing and Switching
13 6 (0.78%) CISSP
14 5 (0.65%) CCIE Service Provider
14 5 (0.65%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (1.68%) SLA
2 11 (1.42%) PCI DSS
2 11 (1.42%) QA
3 8 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (1.03%) PMO
4 5 (0.65%) NIST
5 4 (0.52%) HL7
6 3 (0.39%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 2 (0.26%) MiFID
8 1 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.13%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.13%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.13%) NEBOSH
System Software
1 105 (13.58%) Active Directory
2 74 (9.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 54 (6.99%) Docker
4 30 (3.88%) VMware ESXi
5 24 (3.10%) vSphere
6 23 (2.98%) Hyper-V
7 22 (2.85%) VMware NSX
8 17 (2.20%) Virtual Machines
9 9 (1.16%) Shibboleth
10 8 (1.03%) Firmware
11 7 (0.91%) Virtual Servers
12 6 (0.78%) KVM
13 4 (0.52%) Postfix
13 4 (0.52%) Virtual Desktop
13 4 (0.52%) VMware Workstation
13 4 (0.52%) XenApp
14 3 (0.39%) Oracle RAC
14 3 (0.39%) ProxySG
15 2 (0.26%) VirtualBox
15 2 (0.26%) Xen
Systems Management
1 70 (9.06%) Terraform
2 63 (8.15%) Ansible
3 54 (6.99%) Puppet
4 51 (6.60%) Opscode Chef
5 48 (6.21%) Kubernetes
6 28 (3.62%) SCCM
7 21 (2.72%) Packer
8 17 (2.20%) Consul
9 16 (2.07%) vCenter Server
10 13 (1.68%) Cisco Prime
11 12 (1.55%) Salt
12 10 (1.29%) WSUS
13 9 (1.16%) NetBackup
13 9 (1.16%) Single Sign-On
14 7 (0.91%) Iperf
15 6 (0.78%) SCOM
16 5 (0.65%) Host Intrusion Detection System
16 5 (0.65%) Network Intrusion Detection System
16 5 (0.65%) yum
17 4 (0.52%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 203 (26.26%) Cisco
2 128 (16.56%) Microsoft
3 111 (14.36%) VMware
4 81 (10.48%) CheckPoint
5 50 (6.47%) Red Hat
6 44 (5.69%) F5
7 41 (5.30%) Juniper
8 35 (4.53%) Citrix
8 35 (4.53%) Palo Alto
9 33 (4.27%) Oracle
10 31 (4.01%) HP
11 20 (2.59%) EMC
11 20 (2.59%) Fortinet
12 19 (2.46%) Dell
12 19 (2.46%) NetApp
12 19 (2.46%) SolarWinds
13 17 (2.20%) Meraki
14 16 (2.07%) CA
15 13 (1.68%) 3PAR
15 13 (1.68%) Google