Period
to 24 July 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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 157 135 154
Rank change year-on-year -22 +19 -19
Contract jobs citing Data Centre 515 335 777
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.73% 2.06% 1.91%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.16% 5.90% 5.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 376 254 515
10th Percentile £363 £313 £350
25th Percentile £438 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £500
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £613 £575 £600
90th Percentile £713 £638 £675
England median daily rate £486 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +8.06% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 6
10th Percentile £26.04 " £18.25
25th Percentile £33.59 " £25.31
Median hourly rate £46.69 - £29.00
75th Percentile £59.28 " £35.50
90th Percentile £66.53 " £53.75
England median hourly rate £40.00 £19.50 £19.03
% change year-on-year +105.13% +2.47% -26.10%

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 9,984 5,682 13,027
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 33.53% 35.00% 32.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,054 4,164 9,314
10th Percentile £360 £325 £325
25th Percentile £450 £425 £419
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £538 £525
Median % change year-on-year +2.33% +2.38% +1.94%
75th Percentile £675 £650 £625
90th Percentile £750 £750 £700
England median daily rate £510 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +2.00% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 157 89 185
10th Percentile £14.79 £13.90 £12.76
25th Percentile £20.00 £24.00 £16.25
Median hourly rate £32.50 £38.50 £24.50
Median % change year-on-year -15.58% +57.14% +2.08%
75th Percentile £46.38 £47.75 £46.85
90th Percentile £59.15 £53.75 £52.50
England median hourly rate £24.27 £25.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year -4.82% +24.39% -14.58%

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 24 July 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 24 July 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 24 July 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 -21 60 £550 +18.28% 51
West London +2 7 £448 +5.29% 11
South London +25 4 £413 -41.07% 7
East London +6 4 £340 -15.00% 22
North London +2 1 £405 -22.86% 2
Data Centre
England

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

1 176 (34.17%) Azure
2 152 (29.51%) Migration
3 142 (27.57%) AWS
4 116 (22.52%) Finance
4 116 (22.52%) Windows
4 116 (22.52%) Social Skills
5 104 (20.19%) Cisco
5 104 (20.19%) Security Cleared
6 98 (19.03%) Microsoft
7 94 (18.25%) Linux
8 87 (16.89%) SC Cleared
9 86 (16.70%) Firewall
10 83 (16.12%) VMware
11 76 (14.76%) Terraform
12 75 (14.56%) DevOps
13 74 (14.37%) Python
14 72 (13.98%) WAN
15 70 (13.59%) Agile Software Development
16 63 (12.23%) Project Management
17 61 (11.84%) LAN
17 61 (11.84%) Active Directory
18 57 (11.07%) Docker
19 56 (10.87%) IaaS
20 55 (10.68%) Ansible
21 54 (10.49%) Kubernetes
22 53 (10.29%) VMware Infrastructure
23 52 (10.10%) PowerShell
24 50 (9.71%) Cisco Certification
25 48 (9.32%) ITIL
26 45 (8.74%) Telecoms

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 15 (2.91%) OpenStack
2 13 (2.52%) Confluence
3 11 (2.14%) Apache Airflow
3 11 (2.14%) Apache Spark
3 11 (2.14%) Luigi
4 8 (1.55%) MS Exchange
5 7 (1.36%) Apache
5 7 (1.36%) SharePoint
6 6 (1.17%) IIS
6 6 (1.17%) Tomcat
7 4 (0.78%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.39%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.19%) ArcGIS
9 1 (0.19%) nginx
9 1 (0.19%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.19%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.19%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 25 (4.85%) MS Visio
2 18 (3.50%) Microsoft Office
3 11 (2.14%) AutoCAD
4 10 (1.94%) Microsoft Excel
5 9 (1.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 9 (1.75%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.78%) Revit
7 1 (0.19%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 3 (0.58%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.39%) Cerner Millennium
3 1 (0.19%) FLEXCUBE
3 1 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.19%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.19%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 176 (34.17%) Azure
2 142 (27.57%) AWS
3 56 (10.87%) IaaS
4 43 (8.35%) Microsoft 365
5 38 (7.38%) PaaS
6 37 (7.18%) GCP
7 25 (4.85%) SaaS
8 16 (3.11%) Serverless
9 11 (2.14%) Cloud Computing
10 10 (1.94%) Azure Cosmos DB
11 9 (1.75%) GitHub
12 8 (1.55%) Azure Functions
12 8 (1.55%) Azure Stack
13 7 (1.36%) OpenShift
14 6 (1.17%) Amazon EKS
14 6 (1.17%) Amazon S3
14 6 (1.17%) Azure Active Directory
15 5 (0.97%) AWS Lambda
16 4 (0.78%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 4 (0.78%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 86 (16.70%) Firewall
2 72 (13.98%) WAN
3 61 (11.84%) LAN
4 35 (6.80%) Internet
4 35 (6.80%) SAN
5 32 (6.21%) Cisco Nexus
6 28 (5.44%) OSPF
7 27 (5.24%) Wireless
8 26 (5.05%) DNS
9 25 (4.85%) BGP
9 25 (4.85%) NAS
9 25 (4.85%) VPN
10 21 (4.08%) Cisco ASA
10 21 (4.08%) MPLS
11 19 (3.69%) Cisco Firepower
11 19 (3.69%) TCP/IP
12 17 (3.30%) Network Security
13 16 (3.11%) Multicast
14 13 (2.52%) DMZ
15 12 (2.33%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (5.24%) Big Data
2 24 (4.66%) PostgreSQL
3 20 (3.88%) SQL Server
4 15 (2.91%) NoSQL
5 13 (2.52%) Hadoop
6 12 (2.33%) Apache Cassandra
6 12 (2.33%) Relational Database
7 11 (2.14%) Azkaban
8 10 (1.94%) Metadata
8 10 (1.94%) Oracle Database
9 9 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
10 8 (1.55%) Spark SQL
11 7 (1.36%) MySQL
12 5 (0.97%) Amazon RDS
12 5 (0.97%) Oracle Exadata
13 4 (0.78%) DB2
13 4 (0.78%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
13 4 (0.78%) MongoDB
13 4 (0.78%) Oracle9i Database
13 4 (0.78%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 21 (4.08%) Jenkins
2 19 (3.69%) Git (software)
3 16 (3.11%) GitLab
4 14 (2.72%) JIRA
5 6 (1.17%) Sonatype Nexus
6 5 (0.97%) Hudson
7 3 (0.58%) Bitbucket
7 3 (0.58%) Vagrant
8 2 (0.39%) eggPlant
8 2 (0.39%) git-flow
9 1 (0.19%) IDA Disassembler
9 1 (0.19%) Maven
9 1 (0.19%) RSpec
9 1 (0.19%) SonarQube
9 1 (0.19%) Spinnaker
9 1 (0.19%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.19%) Visual Studio
General
1 116 (22.52%) Finance
1 116 (22.52%) Social Skills
2 45 (8.74%) Telecoms
3 37 (7.18%) Public Sector
4 36 (6.99%) Analytical Skills
5 30 (5.83%) Presentation Skills
6 24 (4.66%) Banking
7 17 (3.30%) Documentation Skills
8 12 (2.33%) Influencing Skills
8 12 (2.33%) Organisational Skills
9 7 (1.36%) Electronics
9 7 (1.36%) Investment Banking
9 7 (1.36%) Legal
10 5 (0.97%) Police
11 3 (0.58%) Billing
11 3 (0.58%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.58%) Retail
12 2 (0.39%) Digital Economy
12 2 (0.39%) Front Office
12 2 (0.39%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 88 (17.09%) Architect
2 59 (11.46%) Project Manager
3 52 (10.10%) Network Engineer
4 35 (6.80%) DevOps Engineer
5 31 (6.02%) Azure Engineer
6 27 (5.24%) Consultant
7 25 (4.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 24 (4.66%) Infrastructure Manager
9 21 (4.08%) Cloud Architect
9 21 (4.08%) Data Centre Engineer
10 19 (3.69%) AWS Engineer
10 19 (3.69%) Solutions Architect
11 17 (3.30%) Security Engineer
12 16 (3.11%) Analyst
12 16 (3.11%) Cloud Engineer
13 15 (2.91%) Cisco Engineer
13 15 (2.91%) Data Engineer
14 14 (2.72%) IT Manager
15 13 (2.52%) Infrastructure Project Manager
15 13 (2.52%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (3.69%) REST
2 13 (2.52%) Kafka
3 10 (1.94%) JSON
4 9 (1.75%) GraphQL
4 9 (1.75%) SOAP
4 9 (1.75%) YAML
5 8 (1.55%) Elastic Stack
5 8 (1.55%) Web Services
6 7 (1.36%) XML
7 6 (1.17%) .NET
7 6 (1.17%) Oracle GoldenGate
8 5 (0.97%) Middleware
8 5 (0.97%) React
9 4 (0.78%) AngularJS
9 4 (0.78%) Jinja
9 4 (0.78%) Node.js
9 4 (0.78%) RabbitMQ
9 4 (0.78%) Spring Boot
10 3 (0.58%) OpenID
10 3 (0.58%) Spine.js
Miscellaneous
1 35 (6.80%) Public Cloud
2 23 (4.47%) Management Information System
3 20 (3.88%) Cloud Native
4 14 (2.72%) Hybrid Cloud
5 13 (2.52%) Private Cloud
5 13 (2.52%) Self-Motivation
6 12 (2.33%) Virtual Team
7 11 (2.14%) Data Structures
8 10 (1.94%) Clustering
9 9 (1.75%) CMDB
9 9 (1.75%) PKI
9 9 (1.75%) Replication
10 8 (1.55%) Driving Licence
11 7 (1.36%) Data Protection Act
12 4 (0.78%) CCTV
12 4 (0.78%) Greenfield Project
12 4 (0.78%) Linux Command Line
12 4 (0.78%) Video Conferencing
13 3 (0.58%) Cyber Defence
13 3 (0.58%) Legacy Applications
Operating Systems
1 116 (22.52%) Windows
2 94 (18.25%) Linux
3 30 (5.83%) Windows Server
4 21 (4.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 20 (3.88%) Unix
6 14 (2.72%) Windows Server 2012
6 14 (2.72%) Windows Server 2016
6 14 (2.72%) Windows Server 2019
7 11 (2.14%) Windows 10
8 9 (1.75%) HPUX
9 8 (1.55%) AIX
9 8 (1.55%) Solaris
10 6 (1.17%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (0.78%) Apple iOS
11 4 (0.78%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 4 (0.78%) Windows 2000
11 4 (0.78%) Windows 7
12 3 (0.58%) CentOS
12 3 (0.58%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (0.39%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 152 (29.51%) Migration
2 75 (14.56%) DevOps
3 70 (13.59%) Agile Software Development
4 63 (12.23%) Project Management
5 48 (9.32%) ITIL
6 42 (8.16%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 40 (7.77%) Stakeholder Management
8 34 (6.60%) Disaster Recovery
9 32 (6.21%) Root Cause Analysis
10 31 (6.02%) Project Delivery
11 30 (5.83%) Network Design
12 29 (5.63%) Scrum
13 25 (4.85%) Problem-Solving
14 24 (4.66%) Configuration Management
14 24 (4.66%) Workflow
15 22 (4.27%) PRINCE2
15 22 (4.27%) Requirements Gathering
16 21 (4.08%) Analytics
16 21 (4.08%) Information Security
16 21 (4.08%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 74 (14.37%) Python
2 52 (10.10%) PowerShell
3 41 (7.96%) SQL
4 39 (7.57%) Bash Shell
5 28 (5.44%) Java
6 27 (5.24%) JavaScript
7 18 (3.50%) TypeScript
8 11 (2.14%) Scala
9 9 (1.75%) C
10 8 (1.55%) Go
10 8 (1.55%) Perl
11 6 (1.17%) C#
11 6 (1.17%) Shell Script
12 5 (0.97%) C++
12 5 (0.97%) Ruby
13 4 (0.78%) PHP
13 4 (0.78%) T-SQL
14 3 (0.58%) PL/SQL
15 2 (0.39%) COBOL
15 2 (0.39%) VB
Qualifications
1 104 (20.19%) Security Cleared
2 87 (16.89%) SC Cleared
3 50 (9.71%) Cisco Certification
4 40 (7.77%) Degree
5 29 (5.63%) CCNP
6 26 (5.05%) CCIE
7 21 (4.08%) CCNA
8 18 (3.50%) DV Cleared
9 12 (2.33%) AWS Certification
9 12 (2.33%) Computer Science Degree
10 10 (1.94%) BPSS Clearance
11 9 (1.75%) CISSP
12 8 (1.55%) Microsoft Certification
12 8 (1.55%) PMP
13 6 (1.17%) PMI Certification
14 5 (0.97%) CCDA
14 5 (0.97%) CCDP
14 5 (0.97%) CCSA
14 5 (0.97%) MCP
15 4 (0.78%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.11%) QA
2 15 (2.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (2.91%) SLA
3 10 (1.94%) Data Quality
4 7 (1.36%) GDPR
5 6 (1.17%) NIST
5 6 (1.17%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.97%) PMO
6 5 (0.97%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.58%) FedRAMP
7 3 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 3 (0.58%) OASIS TOSCA
8 2 (0.39%) Disclosure Scotland
8 2 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.19%) ISO 22301
9 1 (0.19%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 17025
9 1 (0.19%) NCSC
9 1 (0.19%) NIST 800
9 1 (0.19%) SEPA
System Software
1 61 (11.84%) Active Directory
2 57 (11.07%) Docker
3 53 (10.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 25 (4.85%) vSphere
5 13 (2.52%) Hyper-V
6 9 (1.75%) VMware ESXi
6 9 (1.75%) VMware NSX
7 7 (1.36%) KVM
7 7 (1.36%) NFS
7 7 (1.36%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (0.58%) LXC
8 3 (0.58%) vCloud
8 3 (0.58%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (0.39%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 2 (0.39%) DFS Replication
9 2 (0.39%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 2 (0.39%) Terminal Server
9 2 (0.39%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.19%) ProxySG
10 1 (0.19%) Xen
Systems Management
1 76 (14.76%) Terraform
2 55 (10.68%) Ansible
3 54 (10.49%) Kubernetes
4 30 (5.83%) Puppet
5 18 (3.50%) Opscode Chef
6 14 (2.72%) SCCM
7 11 (2.14%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 9 (1.75%) Microsoft Intune
8 9 (1.75%) vRealize
8 9 (1.75%) vRealize Orchestrator
9 8 (1.55%) Prometheus
10 7 (1.36%) Grafana
10 7 (1.36%) NetBackup
10 7 (1.36%) Tivoli
11 6 (1.17%) FortiGate
11 6 (1.17%) Nessus
11 6 (1.17%) SCOM
11 6 (1.17%) vCenter Server
12 5 (0.97%) Consul
12 5 (0.97%) Kibana
Vendors
1 104 (20.19%) Cisco
2 98 (19.03%) Microsoft
3 83 (16.12%) VMware
4 35 (6.80%) Citrix
5 29 (5.63%) CheckPoint
5 29 (5.63%) Oracle
6 26 (5.05%) Red Hat
7 25 (4.85%) F5
8 22 (4.27%) Juniper
9 21 (4.08%) IBM
10 20 (3.88%) Palo Alto
11 19 (3.69%) Fortinet
11 19 (3.69%) HP
12 18 (3.50%) EMC
12 18 (3.50%) NetApp
13 16 (3.11%) Google
14 13 (2.52%) Databricks
14 13 (2.52%) Splunk
15 12 (2.33%) SolarWinds
16 10 (1.94%) CA