Period
to 22 November 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 November 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 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 125 133 132
Rank change year-on-year +8 -1 -32
Contract jobs citing Data Centre 778 1,010 999
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 2.21% 2.18% 2.12%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.61% 6.06% 5.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 511 690 648
London median daily rate £500 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.11% -2.17%
10th Percentile £313 £301 £263
90th Percentile £675 £683 £625
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 10 9
London median hourly rate £23.75 £22.70 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.65% -39.48% +155.10%
10th Percentile £14.53 £12.15 £12.60
90th Percentile £32.78 £35.25 £66.50
England median hourly rate £35.00 £24.07 £17.75
% change year-on-year +45.44% +35.58% -25.26%

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 11,769 16,656 17,773
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 33.48% 35.92% 37.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,186 11,882 12,597
London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £308 £313 £310
90th Percentile £700 £700 £688
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 172 274 235
London median hourly rate £23.91 £22.74 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.17% +3.34% +13.61%
10th Percentile £12.76 £13.00 £12.89
90th Percentile £52.95 £53.75 £47.83
England median hourly rate £22.75 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +13.75% - -

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 November 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 November 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 November 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 +38 163 £475 - 80
West London -10 35 £386 +28.32% 22
South London +22 31 £375 -27.88% 3
East London +34 27 £295 -50.52% 25
North London -4 2 £375 -31.82% 3
Data Centre
England

For the 6 months to 22 November 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.

1 255 (32.78%) Migration
2 206 (26.48%) Finance
3 199 (25.58%) AWS
4 194 (24.94%) Cisco
5 158 (20.31%) Firewall
6 156 (20.05%) Security Cleared
7 143 (18.38%) Linux
8 131 (16.84%) Windows
9 129 (16.58%) Agile Software Development
10 128 (16.45%) WAN
10 128 (16.45%) Azure
11 123 (15.81%) SC Cleared
12 112 (14.40%) DevOps
13 109 (14.01%) Cisco Certification
14 100 (12.85%) VMware
15 99 (12.72%) Project Management
16 97 (12.47%) Microsoft
17 91 (11.70%) ITIL
18 90 (11.57%) LAN
19 89 (11.44%) Network Security
20 86 (11.05%) Python
21 85 (10.93%) VPN
22 82 (10.54%) CCNP
23 77 (9.90%) Ansible
24 76 (9.77%) VMware Infrastructure
25 74 (9.51%) Cisco Nexus
25 74 (9.51%) Stakeholder Management
26 72 (9.25%) Puppet
26 72 (9.25%) Terraform
27 68 (8.74%) BGP

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 14 (1.80%) OpenStack
2 13 (1.67%) MS Exchange
3 11 (1.41%) Elasticsearch
3 11 (1.41%) SharePoint
3 11 (1.41%) Skype for Business
4 6 (0.77%) Confluence
4 6 (0.77%) IIS
5 5 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (0.51%) Apache
6 4 (0.51%) IBM Notes
6 4 (0.51%) Tomcat
7 3 (0.39%) IBM HTTP Server
7 3 (0.39%) NetWeaver
7 3 (0.39%) WebLogic
7 3 (0.39%) WebSphere
7 3 (0.39%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.26%) JBoss
8 2 (0.26%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.13%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 15 (1.93%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (1.16%) MS Visio
3 5 (0.64%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (0.51%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.13%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (0.77%) SAP ERP
2 5 (0.64%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 3 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.26%) OpenText VIM for SAP
4 2 (0.26%) Oracle AML
4 2 (0.26%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (0.26%) PeopleSoft Financials
5 1 (0.13%) Distributed Ledger
5 1 (0.13%) HiPortfolio
5 1 (0.13%) Relativity
5 1 (0.13%) RMDS
5 1 (0.13%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 199 (25.58%) AWS
2 128 (16.45%) Azure
3 52 (6.68%) IaaS
4 42 (5.40%) Office 365
5 38 (4.88%) AWS CloudFormation
5 38 (4.88%) PaaS
6 30 (3.86%) SaaS
7 29 (3.73%) Amazon EC2
8 25 (3.21%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 25 (3.21%) Datadog
9 20 (2.57%) GCP
10 18 (2.31%) Cloud Computing
11 15 (1.93%) Apigee
12 13 (1.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 9 (1.16%) Azure Active Directory
14 8 (1.03%) OpenShift
15 6 (0.77%) Amazon S3
15 6 (0.77%) Serverless
16 5 (0.64%) GitHub
16 5 (0.64%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 158 (20.31%) Firewall
2 128 (16.45%) WAN
3 90 (11.57%) LAN
4 89 (11.44%) Network Security
5 85 (10.93%) VPN
6 74 (9.51%) Cisco Nexus
7 68 (8.74%) BGP
8 56 (7.20%) OSPF
9 52 (6.68%) Wireless
10 50 (6.43%) MPLS
11 46 (5.91%) Internet
11 46 (5.91%) TCP/IP
12 45 (5.78%) EIGRP
13 43 (5.53%) Ethernet
14 42 (5.40%) DNS
15 39 (5.01%) Cisco ASA
16 33 (4.24%) DHCP
17 31 (3.98%) VoIP
18 30 (3.86%) Multicast
19 29 (3.73%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (4.11%) Big Data
2 30 (3.86%) Amazon RDS
3 26 (3.34%) SQL Server
4 19 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
5 17 (2.19%) MySQL
6 16 (2.06%) PostgreSQL
6 16 (2.06%) Relational Database
7 15 (1.93%) GIS
8 8 (1.03%) SAP HANA
8 8 (1.03%) SQL Server 2012
9 7 (0.90%) Oracle Database
10 6 (0.77%) Hadoop
10 6 (0.77%) SQL Server 2008
10 6 (0.77%) SQL Server 2016
11 3 (0.39%) Azure SQL Database
11 3 (0.39%) BusinessObjects
11 3 (0.39%) Cosmos DB
11 3 (0.39%) NoSQL
11 3 (0.39%) Power BI
12 2 (0.26%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 50 (6.43%) Git (software)
2 40 (5.14%) Jenkins
3 34 (4.37%) JIRA
3 34 (4.37%) Sonatype Nexus
4 14 (1.80%) GitLab
5 6 (0.77%) Moq
5 6 (0.77%) NUnit
6 5 (0.64%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 3 (0.39%) IBM UrbanCode
7 3 (0.39%) Maven
7 3 (0.39%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (0.26%) Ant
8 2 (0.26%) Artifactory
8 2 (0.26%) Eclipse
8 2 (0.26%) Fiddler
8 2 (0.26%) JUnit
8 2 (0.26%) Selenium
8 2 (0.26%) Subversion
8 2 (0.26%) Toad
8 2 (0.26%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 206 (26.48%) Finance
2 60 (7.71%) Public Sector
3 59 (7.58%) Telecoms
4 42 (5.40%) Banking
5 18 (2.31%) Retail
6 17 (2.19%) Investment Banking
7 11 (1.41%) Legal
8 10 (1.29%) Marketing
9 9 (1.16%) Advertising
9 9 (1.16%) Police
10 7 (0.90%) Games
10 7 (0.90%) Law
11 5 (0.64%) Financial Institution
11 5 (0.64%) Manufacturing
11 5 (0.64%) Pharmaceutical
12 4 (0.51%) Electronics
13 3 (0.39%) Local Government
13 3 (0.39%) Multimedia
13 3 (0.39%) Publishing
14 2 (0.26%) French Language
Job Titles
1 186 (23.91%) Architect
2 118 (15.17%) Network Engineer
3 95 (12.21%) Project Manager
4 50 (6.43%) Consultant
5 47 (6.04%) DevOps Engineer
6 41 (5.27%) Cloud Architect
7 40 (5.14%) Infrastructure Manager
8 38 (4.88%) Data Centre Manager
9 36 (4.63%) Technical Architect
10 34 (4.37%) Infrastructure Architect
11 33 (4.24%) Senior Network Engineer
12 32 (4.11%) Infrastructure Project Manager
13 31 (3.98%) Analyst
14 30 (3.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 28 (3.60%) Cloud Engineer
15 28 (3.60%) Network Architect
15 28 (3.60%) Security Architect
16 25 (3.21%) AWS Architect
16 25 (3.21%) Data Centre Project Manager
17 23 (2.96%) Migration Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (2.83%) REST
2 17 (2.19%) SOAP
3 16 (2.06%) JSON
4 15 (1.93%) LDAP
5 12 (1.54%) 802.1X
5 12 (1.54%) Web Services
6 11 (1.41%) .NET
6 11 (1.41%) Elastic Stack
7 9 (1.16%) Middleware
7 9 (1.16%) RESTful
8 7 (0.90%) Django
9 6 (0.77%) .NET Core
9 6 (0.77%) Redux
9 6 (0.77%) YAML
10 5 (0.64%) CSS
10 5 (0.64%) Node.js
10 5 (0.64%) RabbitMQ
10 5 (0.64%) Spring
11 3 (0.39%) Hibernate
11 3 (0.39%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 45 (5.78%) Public Cloud
2 39 (5.01%) Management Information System
3 36 (4.63%) Analytical Skills
4 23 (2.96%) PKI
5 18 (2.31%) Fibre Optics
6 13 (1.67%) Self-Motivation
7 11 (1.41%) BYOD
7 11 (1.41%) User Experience
8 10 (1.29%) Hybrid Cloud
8 10 (1.29%) Replication
9 9 (1.16%) Cloud Native
9 9 (1.16%) Clustering
10 8 (1.03%) CMDB
10 8 (1.03%) Enterprise Software
10 8 (1.03%) PMI
10 8 (1.03%) Private Cloud
11 5 (0.64%) Blackberry
11 5 (0.64%) Mainframe
11 5 (0.64%) NHS
11 5 (0.64%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 143 (18.38%) Linux
2 131 (16.84%) Windows
3 53 (6.81%) Windows Server
4 44 (5.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 21 (2.70%) Unix
6 18 (2.31%) Windows Server 2008
7 16 (2.06%) Windows Server 2012
8 15 (1.93%) Windows 10
9 13 (1.67%) Windows 7
10 12 (1.54%) Ubuntu
11 9 (1.16%) Windows Server 2003
12 7 (0.90%) AIX
13 4 (0.51%) CentOS
13 4 (0.51%) Mac OS
13 4 (0.51%) Solaris
13 4 (0.51%) VMS
13 4 (0.51%) zOS
14 2 (0.26%) Data ONTAP
14 2 (0.26%) Oracle Linux
14 2 (0.26%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 255 (32.78%) Migration
2 129 (16.58%) Agile Software Development
3 112 (14.40%) DevOps
4 99 (12.72%) Project Management
5 91 (11.70%) ITIL
6 74 (9.51%) Stakeholder Management
7 54 (6.94%) Problem-Solving
8 53 (6.81%) Configuration Management
9 49 (6.30%) PRINCE2
10 45 (5.78%) Infrastructure as Code
11 44 (5.66%) High Availability
12 41 (5.27%) Change Management
13 40 (5.14%) Information Security
13 40 (5.14%) Scrum
14 39 (5.01%) Network Design
15 38 (4.88%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 38 (4.88%) Project Delivery
16 36 (4.63%) Security Architecture
17 35 (4.50%) Enterprise Architecture
17 35 (4.50%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 86 (11.05%) Python
2 55 (7.07%) Bash Shell
3 44 (5.66%) Java
4 41 (5.27%) Ruby
5 38 (4.88%) PowerShell
6 30 (3.86%) Shell Script
7 29 (3.73%) SQL
8 24 (3.08%) Perl
9 9 (1.16%) C#
10 7 (0.90%) Tcl
11 5 (0.64%) C
12 4 (0.51%) Go
12 4 (0.51%) JavaScript
13 3 (0.39%) Jython
13 3 (0.39%) PL/SQL
13 3 (0.39%) R
14 2 (0.26%) Scala
14 2 (0.26%) T-SQL
15 1 (0.13%) Groovy
15 1 (0.13%) Korn
Qualifications
1 156 (20.05%) Security Cleared
2 123 (15.81%) SC Cleared
3 109 (14.01%) Cisco Certification
4 82 (10.54%) CCNP
5 46 (5.91%) Degree
6 41 (5.27%) CCIE
7 31 (3.98%) CCNA
8 18 (2.31%) PMI Certification
9 15 (1.93%) CISSP
9 15 (1.93%) DV Cleared
10 14 (1.80%) PMP
11 13 (1.67%) JNCIP
12 12 (1.54%) AWS Certification
13 11 (1.41%) ITIL Certification
14 9 (1.16%) CCSP
14 9 (1.16%) JNCIE
14 9 (1.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 8 (1.03%) CCDP
16 7 (0.90%) BPSS Clearance
17 5 (0.64%) (ISC)2 CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (2.44%) SLA
2 15 (1.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (1.29%) PMO
3 10 (1.29%) QA
4 9 (1.16%) NIST
5 8 (1.03%) NCSC
6 6 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 5 (0.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 4 (0.51%) HIPAA
8 4 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 4 (0.51%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.13%) COBIT
10 1 (0.13%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.13%) Disclosure Scotland
10 1 (0.13%) GDPR
10 1 (0.13%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 1 (0.13%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.13%) MiFID
System Software
1 76 (9.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 67 (8.61%) Active Directory
3 63 (8.10%) Docker
4 27 (3.47%) vSphere
5 24 (3.08%) Hyper-V
6 21 (2.70%) Virtual Machines
7 19 (2.44%) VMware ESXi
8 13 (1.67%) VMware NSX
9 7 (0.90%) XenDesktop
10 6 (0.77%) XenApp
11 5 (0.64%) Firmware
11 5 (0.64%) Oracle RAC
11 5 (0.64%) Virtual Servers
12 4 (0.51%) KVM
12 4 (0.51%) Postfix
13 3 (0.39%) Microsoft App-V
13 3 (0.39%) VMware Workstation
14 2 (0.26%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 2 (0.26%) ProxySG
14 2 (0.26%) Snort
Systems Management
1 77 (9.90%) Ansible
2 72 (9.25%) Puppet
2 72 (9.25%) Terraform
3 63 (8.10%) Opscode Chef
4 51 (6.56%) Kubernetes
5 17 (2.19%) Packer
6 15 (1.93%) Consul
7 14 (1.80%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 14 (1.80%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 14 (1.80%) vCenter Server
8 13 (1.67%) Salt
9 11 (1.41%) SCCM
10 8 (1.03%) Nagios
10 8 (1.03%) SCOM
11 7 (0.90%) Iperf
12 5 (0.64%) Cisco Prime
12 5 (0.64%) yum
13 4 (0.51%) Microsoft Intune
14 3 (0.39%) Cisco CUCM
14 3 (0.39%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 194 (24.94%) Cisco
2 100 (12.85%) VMware
3 97 (12.47%) Microsoft
4 52 (6.68%) CheckPoint
5 47 (6.04%) Palo Alto
6 45 (5.78%) Juniper
7 44 (5.66%) Red Hat
8 39 (5.01%) Citrix
9 36 (4.63%) Oracle
10 34 (4.37%) F5
11 30 (3.86%) HP
12 26 (3.34%) Dell
12 26 (3.34%) NetApp
13 25 (3.21%) Fortinet
14 22 (2.83%) EMC
15 21 (2.70%) Aruba
16 17 (2.19%) BMC
16 17 (2.19%) CA
16 17 (2.19%) SAP
16 17 (2.19%) SolarWinds