Period
to 5 March 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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 142 124 144
Rank change year-on-year -18 +20 -11
Contract jobs citing Data Centre 396 618 866
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.97% 2.20% 1.98%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.18% 6.40% 5.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 361 494 625
Median daily rate £500 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £363 £300 £300
90th Percentile £650 £671 £675
England median daily rate £475 £441 £450
% change year-on-year +7.71% -2.00% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 11
Median hourly rate £34.75 £33.49 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.76% +36.69% +6.52%
10th Percentile £23.63 £27.88 £12.25
90th Percentile £45.28 £38.10 £35.25
England median hourly rate £52.00 £21.75 £20.38
% change year-on-year +139.08% +6.72% -0.34%

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 7,643 9,652 15,376
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 38.01% 34.40% 35.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,335 6,908 11,040
Median daily rate £525 £520 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.96% -0.95% +5.00%
10th Percentile £323 £296 £313
90th Percentile £725 £710 £700
England median daily rate £475 £475 £475
Number of hourly rates quoted 119 151 250
Median hourly rate £31.35 £24.12 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.98% +9.64% -2.22%
10th Percentile £16.99 £12.44 £12.98
90th Percentile £57.50 £52.50 £47.00
Median hourly rate £25.50 £21.51 £20.25
% change year-on-year +18.54% +6.26% -3.60%

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 5 March 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 5 March 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 5 March 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 +8 43 £585 +16.90% 44
West London +22 6 £338 -17.68% 12
East London +27 3 £500 +73.91% 12
Data Centre
England

For the 6 months to 5 March 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.

1 143 (36.11%) Azure
2 116 (29.29%) Migration
3 90 (22.73%) Cisco
3 90 (22.73%) AWS
4 88 (22.22%) Finance
5 81 (20.45%) Microsoft
6 80 (20.20%) Security Cleared
7 74 (18.69%) Windows
8 71 (17.93%) Firewall
8 71 (17.93%) Agile Software Development
9 70 (17.68%) SC Cleared
10 67 (16.92%) Linux
11 66 (16.67%) DevOps
12 65 (16.41%) VMware
13 58 (14.65%) WAN
14 54 (13.64%) Python
15 51 (12.88%) Terraform
16 48 (12.12%) Cisco Certification
17 44 (11.11%) Wireless
17 44 (11.11%) IaaS
18 43 (10.86%) Ansible
18 43 (10.86%) Kubernetes
19 42 (10.61%) Docker
20 41 (10.35%) VMware Infrastructure
21 40 (10.10%) LAN
22 39 (9.85%) Active Directory
23 38 (9.60%) VPN
24 36 (9.09%) CCNP
25 35 (8.84%) Microsoft 365
26 34 (8.59%) PowerShell

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 13 (3.28%) Confluence
2 9 (2.27%) WebSphere
3 7 (1.77%) OpenStack
4 5 (1.26%) SharePoint
5 4 (1.01%) Apache
6 2 (0.51%) Cloud Foundry
6 2 (0.51%) nginx
7 1 (0.25%) ArcGIS
7 1 (0.25%) CICS
7 1 (0.25%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.25%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.25%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (2.02%) MS Visio
2 7 (1.77%) AutoCAD
2 7 (1.77%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (1.26%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (1.26%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (0.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.51%) Revit
6 1 (0.25%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.25%) Notepad++
Business Applications
1 1 (0.25%) Cerner Millennium
1 1 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.25%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 143 (36.11%) Azure
2 90 (22.73%) AWS
3 44 (11.11%) IaaS
4 35 (8.84%) Microsoft 365
5 31 (7.83%) PaaS
6 20 (5.05%) GCP
7 12 (3.03%) SaaS
8 9 (2.27%) Azure Stack
9 8 (2.02%) Serverless
10 7 (1.77%) Cloud Computing
10 7 (1.77%) Power Platform
11 6 (1.52%) Azure Active Directory
12 5 (1.26%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 5 (1.26%) Azure ExpressRoute
13 4 (1.01%) Amazon EC2
13 4 (1.01%) AWS CloudFormation
14 3 (0.76%) Amazon Cognito
14 3 (0.76%) Amazon S3
14 3 (0.76%) OneDrive
14 3 (0.76%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 71 (17.93%) Firewall
2 58 (14.65%) WAN
3 44 (11.11%) Wireless
4 40 (10.10%) LAN
5 38 (9.60%) VPN
6 26 (6.57%) Cisco Nexus
7 23 (5.81%) BGP
7 23 (5.81%) Network Security
7 23 (5.81%) OSPF
8 22 (5.56%) DMZ
9 21 (5.30%) Internet
10 18 (4.55%) MPLS
10 18 (4.55%) SAN
11 16 (4.04%) Intranet
12 13 (3.28%) DNS
13 11 (2.78%) TCP/IP
14 10 (2.53%) Cisco ASA
14 10 (2.53%) NAS
14 10 (2.53%) VLAN
14 10 (2.53%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (2.53%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (2.27%) DB2
3 6 (1.52%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
3 6 (1.52%) Power BI
4 4 (1.01%) Big Data
4 4 (1.01%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 4 (1.01%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.51%) ObjectStore
6 1 (0.25%) Adabas
6 1 (0.25%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.25%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.25%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.25%) GIS
6 1 (0.25%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.25%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.25%) MySQL
6 1 (0.25%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.25%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.25%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 17 (4.29%) Jenkins
2 11 (2.78%) GitLab
2 11 (2.78%) JIRA
3 8 (2.02%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 7 (1.77%) Hudson
5 6 (1.52%) Git (software)
6 5 (1.26%) Bitbucket
7 3 (0.76%) Burp Suite
7 3 (0.76%) FishEye
7 3 (0.76%) GoCD
7 3 (0.76%) Octopus Deploy
7 3 (0.76%) Sonatype Nexus
8 2 (0.51%) CF BOSH
8 2 (0.51%) IBM UrbanCode
8 2 (0.51%) RStudio
8 2 (0.51%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.25%) Oracle APEX
9 1 (0.25%) Selenium
9 1 (0.25%) Spinnaker
9 1 (0.25%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 88 (22.22%) Finance
2 34 (8.59%) Banking
3 26 (6.57%) Public Sector
4 24 (6.06%) Telecoms
5 5 (1.26%) Electronics
5 5 (1.26%) Financial Institution
5 5 (1.26%) Local Government
6 4 (1.01%) Investment Banking
6 4 (1.01%) Legal
7 3 (0.76%) Billing
7 3 (0.76%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.51%) Law
8 2 (0.51%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.51%) Marketing
8 2 (0.51%) Police
8 2 (0.51%) Retail
9 1 (0.25%) Back Office
9 1 (0.25%) Front Office
9 1 (0.25%) Military
9 1 (0.25%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 73 (18.43%) Architect
2 41 (10.35%) Project Manager
3 32 (8.08%) Network Engineer
4 26 (6.57%) DevOps Engineer
5 24 (6.06%) Azure Engineer
6 21 (5.30%) Consultant
7 20 (5.05%) Data Centre Manager
7 20 (5.05%) Infrastructure Architect
7 20 (5.05%) Security Engineer
8 19 (4.80%) Solutions Architect
9 17 (4.29%) AWS Engineer
10 16 (4.04%) Cloud Architect
11 15 (3.79%) Data Centre Engineer
12 14 (3.54%) Analyst
12 14 (3.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 13 (3.28%) Developer
14 12 (3.03%) Cloud Engineer
14 12 (3.03%) IT Manager
14 12 (3.03%) Network Architect
15 11 (2.78%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (2.53%) React
2 9 (2.27%) WebSphere MQ
3 5 (1.26%) OAuth
3 5 (1.26%) SAML
4 4 (1.01%) Jinja
4 4 (1.01%) Spring
4 4 (1.01%) Task Parallel Library
5 3 (0.76%) 802.1X
5 3 (0.76%) JSON
5 3 (0.76%) OpenID
5 3 (0.76%) WCF
6 2 (0.51%) .NET
6 2 (0.51%) HTML
6 2 (0.51%) JDBC
6 2 (0.51%) OAuth2
6 2 (0.51%) ODBC
6 2 (0.51%) REST
6 2 (0.51%) ServiceStack
6 2 (0.51%) SOAP
6 2 (0.51%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 27 (6.82%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (5.30%) PKI
3 20 (5.05%) Self-Motivation
4 16 (4.04%) Hybrid Cloud
5 15 (3.79%) Public Cloud
6 12 (3.03%) Private Cloud
7 11 (2.78%) Replication
8 10 (2.53%) Cloud Native
8 10 (2.53%) Management Information System
9 9 (2.27%) Clustering
10 7 (1.77%) Virtual Team
11 6 (1.52%) CMDB
12 5 (1.26%) Linux Command Line
12 5 (1.26%) Video Conferencing
13 4 (1.01%) Enterprise Cloud
14 3 (0.76%) Algorithms
14 3 (0.76%) Enterprise Storage
14 3 (0.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 3 (0.76%) Greenfield Project
14 3 (0.76%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 74 (18.69%) Windows
2 67 (16.92%) Linux
3 30 (7.58%) Windows Server
4 19 (4.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 12 (3.03%) Windows Server 2016
6 11 (2.78%) Unix
7 10 (2.53%) Solaris
8 9 (2.27%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (1.77%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (1.52%) HPUX
10 6 (1.52%) Windows 10
11 5 (1.26%) AIX
12 4 (1.01%) VMS
12 4 (1.01%) Windows Server 2019
13 3 (0.76%) Kali Linux
13 3 (0.76%) Windows 2000
13 3 (0.76%) Windows Server 2003
14 2 (0.51%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 2 (0.51%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (29.29%) Migration
2 71 (17.93%) Agile Software Development
3 66 (16.67%) DevOps
4 33 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 31 (7.83%) Stakeholder Management
6 28 (7.07%) Project Management
7 26 (6.57%) ITIL
8 25 (6.31%) SIEM
9 24 (6.06%) Scrum
10 22 (5.56%) Network Design
10 22 (5.56%) Root Cause Analysis
11 21 (5.30%) Cybersecurity
12 20 (5.05%) Problem-Solving
13 19 (4.80%) Security Architecture
13 19 (4.80%) Use Case
14 18 (4.55%) Programme Management
14 18 (4.55%) Project Delivery
14 18 (4.55%) Requirements Gathering
14 18 (4.55%) Task Automation
15 17 (4.29%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 54 (13.64%) Python
2 34 (8.59%) PowerShell
3 17 (4.29%) SQL
4 16 (4.04%) JavaScript
5 15 (3.79%) Bash Shell
6 9 (2.27%) C
6 9 (2.27%) Perl
6 9 (2.27%) TypeScript
7 8 (2.02%) Java
8 7 (1.77%) C#
8 7 (1.77%) Ruby
9 3 (0.76%) Go
9 3 (0.76%) R
10 2 (0.51%) C++
11 1 (0.25%) Assembly Language
11 1 (0.25%) COBOL
11 1 (0.25%) Natural
11 1 (0.25%) PHP
11 1 (0.25%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.25%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 80 (20.20%) Security Cleared
2 70 (17.68%) SC Cleared
3 48 (12.12%) Cisco Certification
4 36 (9.09%) CCNP
5 27 (6.82%) CCIE
6 16 (4.04%) Degree
7 12 (3.03%) DV Cleared
8 9 (2.27%) CISSP
9 7 (1.77%) CCNA
9 7 (1.77%) PMP
9 7 (1.77%) RHCA
9 7 (1.77%) TOGAF Certification
10 6 (1.52%) CCDP
10 6 (1.52%) CCIE Data Center
11 4 (1.01%) CCDA
11 4 (1.01%) CCIE Routing and Switching
12 3 (0.76%) CCSP
12 3 (0.76%) Microsoft Certification
12 3 (0.76%) PMI Certification
12 3 (0.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.53%) Data Quality
2 9 (2.27%) SLA
3 6 (1.52%) PMO
4 5 (1.26%) NIST
5 4 (1.01%) GDPR
5 4 (1.01%) QA
6 3 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.76%) NCSC
7 2 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 2 (0.51%) SEPA
8 1 (0.25%) COBIT
8 1 (0.25%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.25%) OASIS TOSCA
8 1 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 42 (10.61%) Docker
2 41 (10.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (9.85%) Active Directory
4 29 (7.32%) vSphere
5 13 (3.28%) VMware ESXi
6 11 (2.78%) Virtual Machines
7 10 (2.53%) VMware NSX
8 9 (2.27%) Hyper-V
9 4 (1.01%) vCloud
10 3 (0.76%) KVM
10 3 (0.76%) Oracle RAC
10 3 (0.76%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 3 (0.76%) VMware Server
11 2 (0.51%) Firmware
11 2 (0.51%) NFS
11 2 (0.51%) Xen
11 2 (0.51%) XenApp
11 2 (0.51%) XenDesktop
12 1 (0.25%) DFS Replication
12 1 (0.25%) OCFS2
Systems Management
1 51 (12.88%) Terraform
2 43 (10.86%) Ansible
2 43 (10.86%) Kubernetes
3 25 (6.31%) Puppet
4 21 (5.30%) Opscode Chef
5 10 (2.53%) vRealize
5 10 (2.53%) vRealize Orchestrator
6 8 (2.02%) FortiGate
7 7 (1.77%) Nessus
7 7 (1.77%) Tivoli
8 5 (1.26%) NetBackup
9 4 (1.01%) Cisco CUCM
9 4 (1.01%) SCCM
10 3 (0.76%) Grafana
10 3 (0.76%) Prometheus
10 3 (0.76%) Rundeck
10 3 (0.76%) SCOM
10 3 (0.76%) vCenter Server
11 2 (0.51%) Failover Clustering
11 2 (0.51%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 90 (22.73%) Cisco
2 81 (20.45%) Microsoft
3 65 (16.41%) VMware
4 23 (5.81%) Palo Alto
5 22 (5.56%) F5
6 21 (5.30%) IBM
7 20 (5.05%) Fortinet
8 19 (4.80%) Citrix
8 19 (4.80%) HP
8 19 (4.80%) Juniper
9 18 (4.55%) Oracle
10 17 (4.29%) Splunk
11 16 (4.04%) CheckPoint
12 13 (3.28%) Google
12 13 (3.28%) Red Hat
13 10 (2.53%) SolarWinds
13 10 (2.53%) Zscaler
14 9 (2.27%) Atlassian
14 9 (2.27%) BMC
14 9 (2.27%) CA