Period
to 24 May 2020

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 May 2020 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 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 124 158 137
Rank change year-on-year +34 -21 -22
Contract jobs citing Data Centre 430 747 975
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 2.16% 1.84% 2.14%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.95% 5.25% 5.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 324 520 678
Median daily rate £475 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £325 £324 £281
90th Percentile £657 £663 £675
England median daily rate £441 £450 £450
% change year-on-year -2.00% - +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 11 9
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +45.83% -54.29%
10th Percentile £29.28 £24.25 £18.18
90th Percentile £37.55 £70.00 £38.19
England median hourly rate £29.74 £19.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year +52.51% -11.36% +25.71%

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 7,222 14,216 16,277
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 36.33% 35.07% 35.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,991 9,896 11,617
Median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% -
10th Percentile £313 £325 £313
90th Percentile £725 £700 £700
England median daily rate £475 £475 £469
% change year-on-year - +1.39% +4.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 165 231 274
Median hourly rate £35.00 £24.50 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.86% +2.08% +3.23%
10th Percentile £14.38 £12.76 £13.00
90th Percentile £51.55 £52.50 £48.75
Median hourly rate £27.00 £20.96 £22.00
% change year-on-year +28.85% -4.75% +11.90%

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 May 2020.

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
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 May 2020. 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 +26 69 £500 - 12
West London +8 18 £425 -5.56% 4
South London +34 15 £481 -5.87% 1
East London +44 8 £275 -47.62% 2
North London 0 5 £525 +40.00%
Data Centre
England

For the 6 months to 24 May 2020, 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.

1 191 (44.42%) Migration
2 115 (26.74%) Azure
3 113 (26.28%) Cisco
4 109 (25.35%) Finance
5 92 (21.40%) Windows
6 85 (19.77%) Firewall
6 85 (19.77%) VMware
7 74 (17.21%) Microsoft
7 74 (17.21%) AWS
8 69 (16.05%) Active Directory
8 69 (16.05%) Security Cleared
9 66 (15.35%) Cisco Certification
10 65 (15.12%) DevOps
11 61 (14.19%) Agile Software Development
12 59 (13.72%) WAN
13 57 (13.26%) SC Cleared
14 52 (12.09%) CCNP
15 51 (11.86%) Linux
15 51 (11.86%) VMware Infrastructure
16 49 (11.40%) Change Management
17 47 (10.93%) Cisco Nexus
18 42 (9.77%) VPN
19 40 (9.30%) DNS
20 38 (8.84%) LAN
21 37 (8.60%) Project Management
22 36 (8.37%) Java
22 36 (8.37%) CCIE
22 36 (8.37%) Banking
22 36 (8.37%) Windows Server
22 36 (8.37%) Problem-Solving

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 (4.42%) Confluence
2 10 (2.33%) SharePoint
3 8 (1.86%) IIS
4 6 (1.40%) Apache Spark
4 6 (1.40%) Skype for Business
4 6 (1.40%) WebSphere
5 5 (1.16%) Apache
5 5 (1.16%) MS Exchange
6 4 (0.93%) Cloud Foundry
6 4 (0.93%) Tomcat
6 4 (0.93%) WebLogic
7 3 (0.70%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (0.47%) CMS
8 2 (0.47%) JBoss
8 2 (0.47%) MQSeries
8 2 (0.47%) Red Hat Fuse
9 1 (0.23%) Documentum
9 1 (0.23%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.23%) SAS
Applications
1 16 (3.72%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.63%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (1.40%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (0.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.47%) AutoCAD
5 2 (0.47%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.47%) Revit
6 1 (0.23%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.23%) Camtasia
6 1 (0.23%) Open Workbench
6 1 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.23%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.23%) SAP MDM
2 1 (0.23%) SAP SD
2 1 (0.23%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 115 (26.74%) Azure
2 74 (17.21%) AWS
3 28 (6.51%) IaaS
4 24 (5.58%) PaaS
5 19 (4.42%) Office 365
6 15 (3.49%) GCP
7 9 (2.09%) Azure Active Directory
8 8 (1.86%) SaaS
9 7 (1.63%) Stackdriver
10 6 (1.40%) Cloud Computing
11 5 (1.16%) AWS CloudFormation
12 4 (0.93%) Amazon S3
13 3 (0.70%) Amazon EC2
13 3 (0.70%) IBM Cloud
13 3 (0.70%) Mimecast
13 3 (0.70%) OneDrive
13 3 (0.70%) OpenShift
13 3 (0.70%) Serverless
14 2 (0.47%) Azure Functions
14 2 (0.47%) Logic Apps
Communications & Networking
1 85 (19.77%) Firewall
2 59 (13.72%) WAN
3 47 (10.93%) Cisco Nexus
4 42 (9.77%) VPN
5 40 (9.30%) DNS
6 38 (8.84%) LAN
7 31 (7.21%) Network Security
8 30 (6.98%) Wireless
9 28 (6.51%) Internet
9 28 (6.51%) SAN
10 25 (5.81%) BGP
11 23 (5.35%) MPLS
12 19 (4.42%) DMZ
13 16 (3.72%) IPv4
13 16 (3.72%) SSL
14 15 (3.49%) NAS
14 15 (3.49%) OSPF
15 14 (3.26%) SNMP
15 14 (3.26%) TCP/IP
16 13 (3.02%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (5.58%) SQL Server
2 13 (3.02%) SQL Server 2016
3 11 (2.56%) SQL Server 2012
4 10 (2.33%) Oracle Database
5 6 (1.40%) Hadoop
6 5 (1.16%) Apache Hive
6 5 (1.16%) Big Data
6 5 (1.16%) HBase
7 4 (0.93%) Data Lake
7 4 (0.93%) NoSQL
7 4 (0.93%) Sqoop
8 3 (0.70%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (0.70%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.47%) Amazon Redshift
9 2 (0.47%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.47%) Oracle Exadata
10 1 (0.23%) Oracle Database 12c
10 1 (0.23%) PowerPivot
10 1 (0.23%) Redis
10 1 (0.23%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 16 (3.72%) Git (software)
2 11 (2.56%) JIRA
3 8 (1.86%) Artifactory
4 6 (1.40%) Jenkins
5 3 (0.70%) GitLab
5 3 (0.70%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (0.47%) Hudson
6 2 (0.47%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.47%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (0.23%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.23%) Bitbucket Server
7 1 (0.23%) CF BOSH
7 1 (0.23%) Maven
7 1 (0.23%) Selenium
7 1 (0.23%) SonarQube
7 1 (0.23%) Subversion
General
1 109 (25.35%) Finance
2 36 (8.37%) Banking
3 33 (7.67%) Public Sector
4 21 (4.88%) Telecoms
5 13 (3.02%) Investment Banking
6 9 (2.09%) Front Office
7 5 (1.16%) Legal
8 4 (0.93%) Advertising
8 4 (0.93%) Financial Institution
8 4 (0.93%) Local Government
8 4 (0.93%) Retail
9 2 (0.47%) International Banking
9 2 (0.47%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.23%) French Language
10 1 (0.23%) German Language
10 1 (0.23%) Law
10 1 (0.23%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.23%) Marketing
10 1 (0.23%) Military
10 1 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 85 (19.77%) Architect
2 73 (16.98%) Network Engineer
3 39 (9.07%) Senior Network Engineer
4 30 (6.98%) DevOps Engineer
4 30 (6.98%) Project Manager
5 27 (6.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 22 (5.12%) Cloud Architect
6 22 (5.12%) Consultant
6 22 (5.12%) Infrastructure Architect
7 19 (4.42%) Azure Architect
8 18 (4.19%) Infrastructure Manager
9 16 (3.72%) Data Centre Engineer
10 15 (3.49%) Azure Engineer
10 15 (3.49%) DBA
10 15 (3.49%) Security Engineer
11 14 (3.26%) Lead Architect
12 12 (2.79%) Infrastructure Project Manager
12 12 (2.79%) Programme Manager
13 11 (2.56%) Administrator
13 11 (2.56%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (4.88%) LDAP
2 19 (4.42%) .NET
3 11 (2.56%) Web Services
4 6 (1.40%) SAML
4 6 (1.40%) XML
5 5 (1.16%) JSON
5 5 (1.16%) OAuth
5 5 (1.16%) WebSphere MQ
6 3 (0.70%) HTML
6 3 (0.70%) RabbitMQ
7 2 (0.47%) 802.1X
7 2 (0.47%) AngularJS
7 2 (0.47%) Apache Camel
7 2 (0.47%) CGI
7 2 (0.47%) Hibernate
7 2 (0.47%) Kafka
7 2 (0.47%) MSMQ
7 2 (0.47%) Oracle GoldenGate
7 2 (0.47%) REST
7 2 (0.47%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 26 (6.05%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (5.35%) Self-Motivation
3 20 (4.65%) PKI
4 9 (2.09%) CMDB
4 9 (2.09%) Public Cloud
5 7 (1.63%) NHS
5 7 (1.63%) SWIFT
5 7 (1.63%) User Experience
5 7 (1.63%) Virtual Team
6 6 (1.40%) Private Cloud
7 4 (0.93%) Clustering
7 4 (0.93%) Enterprise Storage
7 4 (0.93%) Greenfield Project
7 4 (0.93%) Hybrid Cloud
7 4 (0.93%) Mainframe
7 4 (0.93%) Management Information System
7 4 (0.93%) PMI
8 3 (0.70%) Blackberry
8 3 (0.70%) Fibre Optics
8 3 (0.70%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 92 (21.40%) Windows
2 51 (11.86%) Linux
3 36 (8.37%) Windows Server
4 13 (3.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (2.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (2.09%) Windows 10
6 9 (2.09%) Windows Server 2016
7 7 (1.63%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (1.40%) CentOS
9 5 (1.16%) Unix
9 5 (1.16%) Windows 7
10 4 (0.93%) Ubuntu
10 4 (0.93%) VMS
10 4 (0.93%) Windows Server 2019
11 3 (0.70%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.23%) Android
12 1 (0.23%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.23%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.23%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 191 (44.42%) Migration
2 65 (15.12%) DevOps
3 61 (14.19%) Agile Software Development
4 49 (11.40%) Change Management
5 37 (8.60%) Project Management
6 36 (8.37%) Problem-Solving
7 34 (7.91%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 32 (7.44%) ITIL
9 25 (5.81%) Stakeholder Management
10 23 (5.35%) Project Delivery
11 22 (5.12%) Disaster Recovery
12 21 (4.88%) Cybersecurity
12 21 (4.88%) High Availability
13 20 (4.65%) PRINCE2
14 18 (4.19%) Business Continuity
15 17 (3.95%) SIEM
16 15 (3.49%) Data Centre Operations
16 15 (3.49%) Data Migration
17 14 (3.26%) Load Balancing
17 14 (3.26%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 36 (8.37%) Java
2 32 (7.44%) PowerShell
3 26 (6.05%) Python
4 24 (5.58%) SQL
5 12 (2.79%) Bash Shell
6 8 (1.86%) Ruby
7 4 (0.93%) C
7 4 (0.93%) Shell Script
8 3 (0.70%) Perl
8 3 (0.70%) PL/SQL
9 2 (0.47%) Go
9 2 (0.47%) JavaScript
9 2 (0.47%) Lisp
9 2 (0.47%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.23%) C#
10 1 (0.23%) C++
10 1 (0.23%) Korn
10 1 (0.23%) Scala
Qualifications
1 69 (16.05%) Security Cleared
2 66 (15.35%) Cisco Certification
3 57 (13.26%) SC Cleared
4 52 (12.09%) CCNP
5 36 (8.37%) CCIE
6 19 (4.42%) CISSP
7 18 (4.19%) Degree
8 13 (3.02%) CCNA
9 10 (2.33%) CCIE Service Provider
9 10 (2.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 8 (1.86%) Computer Science Degree
11 7 (1.63%) Microsoft Certification
11 7 (1.63%) PMI Certification
12 6 (1.40%) JNCIP
12 6 (1.40%) PMP
13 5 (1.16%) CCDA
13 5 (1.16%) CESG Certified Professional
13 5 (1.16%) JNCIS
13 5 (1.16%) MCSE
14 4 (0.93%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.02%) SLA
2 7 (1.63%) PMO
3 5 (1.16%) QA
4 4 (0.93%) Cyber Essentials
5 3 (0.70%) GDPR
5 3 (0.70%) NCSC
6 2 (0.47%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 2 (0.47%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.47%) HIPAA
6 2 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.23%) HL7
7 1 (0.23%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 69 (16.05%) Active Directory
2 51 (11.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (3.72%) Docker
4 13 (3.02%) VMware ESXi
5 12 (2.79%) vSphere
6 11 (2.56%) Hyper-V
7 9 (2.09%) XenDesktop
8 7 (1.63%) VMware NSX
9 5 (1.16%) HDFS
9 5 (1.16%) XenApp
10 4 (0.93%) iptables
10 4 (0.93%) KVM
11 3 (0.70%) Terminal Services
11 3 (0.70%) Virtual Desktop
11 3 (0.70%) Virtual Machines
12 2 (0.47%) DFS Replication
12 2 (0.47%) Firmware
12 2 (0.47%) Virtual Servers
13 1 (0.23%) Ceph
13 1 (0.23%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 34 (7.91%) Ansible
2 28 (6.51%) Kubernetes
2 28 (6.51%) Terraform
3 18 (4.19%) Puppet
4 12 (2.79%) SCCM
5 11 (2.56%) Opscode Chef
6 10 (2.33%) FortiGate
6 10 (2.33%) SCOM
7 9 (2.09%) Nagios
8 6 (1.40%) Single Sign-On
9 5 (1.16%) Hadoop YARN
9 5 (1.16%) Oozie
9 5 (1.16%) vCenter Server
10 4 (0.93%) Ambari
10 4 (0.93%) NetBackup
10 4 (0.93%) yum
11 3 (0.70%) Cisco CUCM
11 3 (0.70%) Microsoft Intune
11 3 (0.70%) TrustSec
11 3 (0.70%) vRealize
Vendors
1 113 (26.28%) Cisco
2 85 (19.77%) VMware
3 74 (17.21%) Microsoft
4 27 (6.28%) Citrix
5 24 (5.58%) Dell
6 20 (4.65%) HP
7 18 (4.19%) CheckPoint
7 18 (4.19%) Oracle
8 16 (3.72%) F5
9 14 (3.26%) ServiceNow
9 14 (3.26%) SolarWinds
10 13 (3.02%) CyberArk
10 13 (3.02%) Huawei
10 13 (3.02%) Juniper
11 12 (2.79%) Splunk
12 11 (2.56%) Palo Alto
13 10 (2.33%) Google
13 10 (2.33%) Nokia
14 8 (1.86%) Meraki
15 7 (1.63%) Dynatrace