Period
to 16 October 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 16 October 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
16 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 179 146 140
Rank change year-on-year -33 -6 -5
Contract jobs citing Data Centre 567 263 745
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.61% 1.91% 2.01%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.89% 5.18% 6.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 408 196 488
10th Percentile £376 £359 £313
25th Percentile £450 £413 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £495 £500
Median % change year-on-year +6.06% -1.00% -
75th Percentile £638 £588 £600
90th Percentile £719 £650 £700
England median daily rate £500 £469 £450
% change year-on-year +6.67% +4.17% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 1
10th Percentile £18.40 " "
25th Percentile £22.00 £32.06 £12.25
Median hourly rate £25.00 £34.13 £12.50
Median % change year-on-year -26.74% +173.00% -43.85%
75th Percentile £58.75 £36.19 £12.75
90th Percentile £66.32 " "
England median hourly rate £39.75 £40.00 £25.88
% change year-on-year -0.63% +54.59% +18.91%

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 11,594 5,074 11,634
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 32.89% 36.78% 31.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,465 3,682 8,312
10th Percentile £363 £315 £313
25th Percentile £463 £425 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £538 £525
Median % change year-on-year +6.98% +2.38% -
75th Percentile £680 £656 £625
90th Percentile £763 £750 £710
England median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 143 59 161
10th Percentile £15.00 £13.35 £12.44
25th Percentile £20.53 £23.75 £15.98
Median hourly rate £32.50 £35.50 £21.50
Median % change year-on-year -8.45% +65.12% -3.93%
75th Percentile £50.51 £43.38 £47.00
90th Percentile £62.55 £49.68 £52.50
England median hourly rate £24.08 £30.85 £20.50
% change year-on-year -21.94% +50.49% -

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 16 October 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 16 October 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 16 October 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 -31 72 £550 - 44
West London -9 11 £500 +17.65% 15
South London +11 9 £413 -8.33% 2
East London -6 6 £500 -2.44% 9
North London +1 2 £405 -8.99% 2
Data Centre
England

For the 6 months to 16 October 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.

1 207 (36.51%) Azure
2 185 (32.63%) Migration
3 177 (31.22%) AWS
4 145 (25.57%) Social Skills
5 124 (21.87%) Microsoft
6 121 (21.34%) Finance
7 120 (21.16%) Cisco
8 119 (20.99%) Windows
9 114 (20.11%) VMware
10 113 (19.93%) Linux
11 106 (18.69%) Agile Software Development
12 102 (17.99%) DevOps
13 92 (16.23%) Terraform
13 92 (16.23%) Firewall
14 89 (15.70%) Python
15 82 (14.46%) Active Directory
16 75 (13.23%) Ansible
17 72 (12.70%) WAN
17 72 (12.70%) VMware Infrastructure
18 70 (12.35%) Security Cleared
19 67 (11.82%) Kubernetes
20 66 (11.64%) Project Management
21 63 (11.11%) SQL
22 61 (10.76%) SC Cleared
22 61 (10.76%) IaaS
23 60 (10.58%) Docker
23 60 (10.58%) LAN
24 54 (9.52%) PaaS
25 53 (9.35%) PowerShell
26 51 (8.99%) Degree

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 19 (3.35%) Apache
2 16 (2.82%) Confluence
2 16 (2.82%) OpenStack
3 15 (2.65%) Apache Spark
4 12 (2.12%) Apache Airflow
4 12 (2.12%) Luigi
5 10 (1.76%) MS Exchange
6 9 (1.59%) IIS
7 8 (1.41%) nginx
7 8 (1.41%) WebSphere
8 7 (1.23%) SharePoint
8 7 (1.23%) Tomcat
9 4 (0.71%) Mattermost
10 3 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2013
11 2 (0.35%) Elasticsearch
11 2 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2010
11 2 (0.35%) JBoss
11 2 (0.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 1 (0.18%) IBM Notes
12 1 (0.18%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 27 (4.76%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (3.70%) MS Visio
3 19 (3.35%) Microsoft Excel
4 12 (2.12%) Microsoft Project
5 11 (1.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (0.53%) AutoCAD
6 3 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.35%) Revit
Business Applications
1 5 (0.88%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.71%) Cloudability
3 2 (0.35%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.35%) Summit
4 1 (0.18%) FLEXCUBE
4 1 (0.18%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 207 (36.51%) Azure
2 177 (31.22%) AWS
3 61 (10.76%) IaaS
4 54 (9.52%) PaaS
5 48 (8.47%) GCP
5 48 (8.47%) Microsoft 365
6 32 (5.64%) SaaS
7 24 (4.23%) Serverless
8 19 (3.35%) Azure Active Directory
9 17 (3.00%) AWS CloudFormation
10 16 (2.82%) Cloud Computing
10 16 (2.82%) GitHub
11 15 (2.65%) Amazon EKS
12 11 (1.94%) AWS CodePipeline
12 11 (1.94%) Azure Cosmos DB
12 11 (1.94%) OpenShift
13 10 (1.76%) Amazon EC2
13 10 (1.76%) AWS Lambda
13 10 (1.76%) Azure Functions
14 9 (1.59%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 92 (16.23%) Firewall
2 72 (12.70%) WAN
3 60 (10.58%) LAN
4 41 (7.23%) DNS
4 41 (7.23%) Internet
5 38 (6.70%) VPN
6 36 (6.35%) BGP
7 33 (5.82%) OSPF
7 33 (5.82%) SAN
8 32 (5.64%) Network Security
9 25 (4.41%) NAS
10 23 (4.06%) Cisco Nexus
10 23 (4.06%) TCP/IP
10 23 (4.06%) Wireless
11 21 (3.70%) MPLS
12 19 (3.35%) DHCP
13 16 (2.82%) Multicast
14 14 (2.47%) IPv6
14 14 (2.47%) SD-WAN
15 12 (2.12%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (4.76%) Big Data
2 26 (4.59%) SQL Server
3 25 (4.41%) PostgreSQL
4 20 (3.53%) NoSQL
5 17 (3.00%) Hadoop
5 17 (3.00%) Oracle Database
6 13 (2.29%) Apache Cassandra
6 13 (2.29%) Relational Database
7 12 (2.12%) Azkaban
7 12 (2.12%) Spark SQL
8 11 (1.94%) Metadata
9 10 (1.76%) Amazon RDS
9 10 (1.76%) DB2
10 8 (1.41%) Data Warehouse
11 7 (1.23%) MySQL
11 7 (1.23%) Oracle Exadata
12 5 (0.88%) Oracle9i Database
13 3 (0.53%) Apache Hive
13 3 (0.53%) MongoDB
13 3 (0.53%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 32 (5.64%) Jenkins
2 24 (4.23%) JIRA
3 22 (3.88%) Git (software)
4 14 (2.47%) GitLab
5 9 (1.59%) Terragrunt
6 5 (0.88%) Sonatype Nexus
7 4 (0.71%) Cucumber
7 4 (0.71%) Selenium
8 3 (0.53%) Bitbucket
8 3 (0.53%) Vagrant
9 2 (0.35%) eggPlant
9 2 (0.35%) Maven
9 2 (0.35%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 1 (0.18%) Ant
10 1 (0.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (0.18%) Gradle
10 1 (0.18%) JUnit
10 1 (0.18%) Mockito
10 1 (0.18%) Subversion
10 1 (0.18%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 145 (25.57%) Social Skills
2 121 (21.34%) Finance
3 37 (6.53%) Public Sector
4 35 (6.17%) Analytical Skills
5 31 (5.47%) Telecoms
6 27 (4.76%) Banking
6 27 (4.76%) Presentation Skills
7 15 (2.65%) Documentation Skills
8 14 (2.47%) Legal
8 14 (2.47%) Organisational Skills
9 13 (2.29%) Influencing Skills
10 6 (1.06%) Local Government
10 6 (1.06%) Retail
11 5 (0.88%) Digital Economy
11 5 (0.88%) Financial Institution
11 5 (0.88%) Investment Banking
12 4 (0.71%) Games
13 3 (0.53%) Publishing
14 2 (0.35%) Law
14 2 (0.35%) Military
Job Titles
1 119 (20.99%) Architect
2 55 (9.70%) Network Engineer
3 53 (9.35%) Project Manager
4 40 (7.05%) DevOps Engineer
5 34 (6.00%) Analyst
6 33 (5.82%) Azure Engineer
6 33 (5.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 27 (4.76%) Infrastructure Manager
8 26 (4.59%) AWS Architect
8 26 (4.59%) Cloud Architect
9 24 (4.23%) AWS Engineer
10 19 (3.35%) Infrastructure Architect
10 19 (3.35%) Senior Network Engineer
11 18 (3.17%) Azure Architect
11 18 (3.17%) Business Analyst
12 17 (3.00%) Data Engineer
13 16 (2.82%) Administrator
13 16 (2.82%) Solutions Architect
14 15 (2.65%) Infrastructure Project Manager
15 14 (2.47%) Cisco Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (3.35%) REST
2 17 (3.00%) Kafka
3 14 (2.47%) Web Services
4 11 (1.94%) JSON
5 10 (1.76%) ARM Templates
5 10 (1.76%) GraphQL
5 10 (1.76%) YAML
6 9 (1.59%) Elastic Stack
6 9 (1.59%) Node.js
6 9 (1.59%) SOAP
7 8 (1.41%) .NET
8 7 (1.23%) WebSphere MQ
9 6 (1.06%) AngularJS
9 6 (1.06%) Oracle GoldenGate
9 6 (1.06%) React
10 5 (0.88%) LDAP
10 5 (0.88%) Middleware
10 5 (0.88%) OpenID
10 5 (0.88%) RESTful
11 4 (0.71%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 40 (7.05%) Public Cloud
2 30 (5.29%) Management Information System
3 19 (3.35%) Cloud Native
3 19 (3.35%) Private Cloud
4 17 (3.00%) Hybrid Cloud
5 16 (2.82%) Replication
6 13 (2.29%) CMDB
7 12 (2.12%) Virtual Team
8 11 (1.94%) Clustering
8 11 (1.94%) Data Structures
9 9 (1.59%) Legacy Applications
9 9 (1.59%) Self-Motivation
10 8 (1.41%) Driving Licence
11 7 (1.23%) Data Protection Act
12 5 (0.88%) PKI
13 4 (0.71%) Greenfield Project
13 4 (0.71%) Linux Command Line
13 4 (0.71%) User Experience
14 3 (0.53%) Legacy Systems
14 3 (0.53%) PlayStation
Operating Systems
1 119 (20.99%) Windows
2 113 (19.93%) Linux
3 34 (6.00%) Windows Server
4 29 (5.11%) Unix
5 27 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 17 (3.00%) Windows 10
6 17 (3.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 17 (3.00%) Windows Server 2019
7 12 (2.12%) Windows Server 2016
8 9 (1.59%) Solaris
9 7 (1.23%) AIX
9 7 (1.23%) CentOS
9 7 (1.23%) HPUX
10 6 (1.06%) Windows 7
11 4 (0.71%) Mac OS
11 4 (0.71%) Ubuntu
12 3 (0.53%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 3 (0.53%) Windows Server 2008
12 3 (0.53%) zOS
13 2 (0.35%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 185 (32.63%) Migration
2 106 (18.69%) Agile Software Development
3 102 (17.99%) DevOps
4 66 (11.64%) Project Management
5 51 (8.99%) ITIL
5 51 (8.99%) Project Delivery
6 50 (8.82%) Disaster Recovery
7 44 (7.76%) Infrastructure as Code
8 43 (7.58%) Microservices
9 41 (7.23%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 37 (6.53%) Configuration Management
10 37 (6.53%) Scrum
11 30 (5.29%) Load Balancing
11 30 (5.29%) Stakeholder Management
12 28 (4.94%) Change Management
13 25 (4.41%) ITSM
13 25 (4.41%) Problem-Solving
14 24 (4.23%) Analytics
14 24 (4.23%) Computer Science
14 24 (4.23%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 89 (15.70%) Python
2 63 (11.11%) SQL
3 53 (9.35%) PowerShell
4 51 (8.99%) Bash Shell
5 38 (6.70%) Java
6 24 (4.23%) JavaScript
7 17 (3.00%) Perl
8 14 (2.47%) Scala
9 13 (2.29%) TypeScript
10 10 (1.76%) C
10 10 (1.76%) Go
10 10 (1.76%) Ruby
11 7 (1.23%) C++
11 7 (1.23%) Shell Script
12 6 (1.06%) PHP
13 5 (0.88%) C#
13 5 (0.88%) T-SQL
14 3 (0.53%) ANSI SQL
14 3 (0.53%) PL/SQL
15 2 (0.35%) VB
Qualifications
1 70 (12.35%) Security Cleared
2 61 (10.76%) SC Cleared
3 51 (8.99%) Cisco Certification
3 51 (8.99%) Degree
4 26 (4.59%) CCNP
5 23 (4.06%) CCIE
6 22 (3.88%) CCNA
7 19 (3.35%) AWS Certification
8 16 (2.82%) Computer Science Degree
9 11 (1.94%) Microsoft Certification
10 10 (1.76%) DV Cleared
11 9 (1.59%) BPSS Clearance
12 8 (1.41%) CISSP
13 7 (1.23%) MCSA
13 7 (1.23%) MCSE
14 6 (1.06%) PMI Certification
14 6 (1.06%) PMP
14 6 (1.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 5 (0.88%) ISTQB
15 5 (0.88%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (4.94%) SLA
2 21 (3.70%) GDPR
3 14 (2.47%) QA
4 13 (2.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 10 (1.76%) Data Quality
6 8 (1.41%) PCI DSS
7 7 (1.23%) NIST
8 5 (0.88%) FedRAMP
8 5 (0.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 4 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 3 (0.53%) PMO
11 2 (0.35%) Disclosure Scotland
11 2 (0.35%) GRC
11 2 (0.35%) ISO 22301
11 2 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 1 (0.18%) ISO 9001
12 1 (0.18%) NIST 800
12 1 (0.18%) OASIS TOSCA
12 1 (0.18%) SOC 2
System Software
1 82 (14.46%) Active Directory
2 72 (12.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 60 (10.58%) Docker
4 35 (6.17%) vSphere
5 20 (3.53%) VMware ESXi
6 17 (3.00%) Hyper-V
7 14 (2.47%) Virtual Machines
8 12 (2.12%) VMware NSX
9 11 (1.94%) NFS
10 9 (1.59%) KVM
10 9 (1.59%) Virtual Servers
11 6 (1.06%) Virtual Desktop
12 4 (0.71%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 4 (0.71%) vCloud
13 3 (0.53%) LXC
13 3 (0.53%) Xen
14 2 (0.35%) EMC RecoverPoint
14 2 (0.35%) Oracle RAC
14 2 (0.35%) Terminal Services
14 2 (0.35%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 92 (16.23%) Terraform
2 75 (13.23%) Ansible
3 67 (11.82%) Kubernetes
4 37 (6.53%) Puppet
5 22 (3.88%) SCCM
6 18 (3.17%) Opscode Chef
7 17 (3.00%) Microsoft Intune
8 13 (2.29%) vCenter Server
9 11 (1.94%) FortiGate
10 9 (1.59%) Active Directory Federation Services
10 9 (1.59%) Grafana
10 9 (1.59%) Prometheus
10 9 (1.59%) vRealize
11 8 (1.41%) Packer
11 8 (1.41%) SCOM
12 6 (1.06%) NetBackup
13 5 (0.88%) Consul
13 5 (0.88%) Data Guard
13 5 (0.88%) Nagios
14 4 (0.71%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 124 (21.87%) Microsoft
2 120 (21.16%) Cisco
3 114 (20.11%) VMware
4 44 (7.76%) Oracle
5 43 (7.58%) Citrix
6 33 (5.82%) Red Hat
7 29 (5.11%) F5
8 28 (4.94%) Juniper
9 25 (4.41%) ServiceNow
10 21 (3.70%) HP
10 21 (3.70%) IBM
10 21 (3.70%) Palo Alto
11 19 (3.35%) EMC
12 18 (3.17%) NetApp
13 16 (2.82%) CheckPoint
13 16 (2.82%) Splunk
14 15 (2.65%) Dell
14 15 (2.65%) Google
15 12 (2.12%) Databricks
16 10 (1.76%) SolarWinds