Period
to 1 October 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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 129 139 132
Rank change year-on-year +10 -7 -10
Contract jobs citing Data Centre 286 768 1,000
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 2.12% 2.01% 2.19%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.34% 5.91% 6.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 236 523 710
Median daily rate £485 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.11% -5.00% +8.70%
10th Percentile £363 £313 £313
90th Percentile £638 £688 £688
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 6
Median hourly rate £34.13 £35.00 £23.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.50% +48.12% -40.93%
10th Percentile £32.06 £16.30 £15.88
90th Percentile £36.19 £37.00 £35.13
England median hourly rate £37.50 £22.50 £27.44
% change year-on-year +66.67% -18.00% +71.50%

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 5,357 12,999 16,498
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 39.63% 33.96% 36.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,683 9,021 11,778
Median daily rate £525 £525 £520
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +0.96% +4.00%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £313
90th Percentile £750 £700 £700
England median daily rate £498 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +4.86% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 203 253
Median hourly rate £35.00 £22.85 £22.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +53.17% -0.35% +4.70%
10th Percentile £17.63 £12.76 £13.06
90th Percentile £49.28 £52.90 £53.25
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.98 £20.17
% change year-on-year +59.24% +8.97% +0.85%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 +43 46 £550 +18.92% 16
West London +30 7 £425 +10.39% 4
East London +34 4 £525 +80.26% 4
North London +12 2 £445 +41.27% 1
South London +32 1 £450 +20.00% 2
Data Centre
England

For the 6 months to 1 October 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.

1 100 (34.97%) Azure
2 96 (33.57%) Cisco
2 96 (33.57%) Migration
3 74 (25.87%) Windows
4 72 (25.17%) Firewall
5 70 (24.48%) Finance
6 64 (22.38%) Active Directory
7 62 (21.68%) AWS
8 60 (20.98%) Microsoft
9 52 (18.18%) Security Cleared
10 50 (17.48%) WAN
11 48 (16.78%) DevOps
12 47 (16.43%) Agile Software Development
13 45 (15.73%) SC Cleared
14 44 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
15 37 (12.94%) VPN
16 34 (11.89%) CCIE
17 33 (11.54%) VMware
18 32 (11.19%) Wireless
18 32 (11.19%) CCNP
18 32 (11.19%) Ansible
18 32 (11.19%) Cisco Nexus
19 29 (10.14%) Internet
19 29 (10.14%) Terraform
20 27 (9.44%) IaaS
20 27 (9.44%) DMZ
21 26 (9.09%) PaaS
22 25 (8.74%) PowerShell
22 25 (8.74%) Disaster Recovery
22 25 (8.74%) Change Management

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 10 (3.50%) SharePoint
2 5 (1.75%) IIS
3 4 (1.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 3 (1.05%) Apache
4 3 (1.05%) Skype for Business
5 2 (0.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (0.70%) CMS
5 2 (0.70%) Confluence
5 2 (0.70%) OpenStack
5 2 (0.70%) SAS
5 2 (0.70%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.70%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.35%) Documentum
6 1 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.35%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.35%) nginx
Applications
1 8 (2.80%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (1.05%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (1.05%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.70%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.35%) Acrobat
4 1 (0.35%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.35%) Camtasia
4 1 (0.35%) Notepad++
4 1 (0.35%) Revit
4 1 (0.35%) Stata
Business Applications
1 4 (1.40%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.70%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 100 (34.97%) Azure
2 62 (21.68%) AWS
3 27 (9.44%) IaaS
4 26 (9.09%) PaaS
5 23 (8.04%) Office 365
6 12 (4.20%) GCP
7 10 (3.50%) SaaS
8 9 (3.15%) Azure Stack
9 8 (2.80%) Azure Active Directory
10 5 (1.75%) GitHub
10 5 (1.75%) Serverless
11 4 (1.40%) OneDrive
12 3 (1.05%) Amazon Cognito
12 3 (1.05%) Azure ExpressRoute
12 3 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
12 3 (1.05%) IBM Cloud
13 2 (0.70%) Amazon EC2
13 2 (0.70%) Amazon S3
13 2 (0.70%) AWS CloudFormation
14 1 (0.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 72 (25.17%) Firewall
2 50 (17.48%) WAN
3 37 (12.94%) VPN
4 32 (11.19%) Cisco Nexus
4 32 (11.19%) Wireless
5 29 (10.14%) Internet
6 27 (9.44%) DMZ
7 22 (7.69%) LAN
8 21 (7.34%) BGP
8 21 (7.34%) DNS
9 18 (6.29%) SAN
10 17 (5.94%) Intranet
11 16 (5.59%) MPLS
11 16 (5.59%) OSPF
12 13 (4.55%) Software-Defined Networking
13 11 (3.85%) Network Security
14 10 (3.50%) DHCP
14 10 (3.50%) EIGRP
14 10 (3.50%) Wi-Fi
15 9 (3.15%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (7.34%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.40%) Hadoop
3 2 (0.70%) Big Data
3 2 (0.70%) DB2
3 2 (0.70%) MySQL
3 2 (0.70%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 2 (0.70%) Oracle Database
3 2 (0.70%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (0.70%) Relational Database
3 2 (0.70%) SQL Server 2016
3 2 (0.70%) SQLPlus
4 1 (0.35%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (0.35%) MariaDB
4 1 (0.35%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.35%) Oracle Exadata
4 1 (0.35%) Power BI
4 1 (0.35%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.35%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 18 (6.29%) Git (software)
2 13 (4.55%) Jenkins
3 11 (3.85%) GitLab
4 4 (1.40%) JDeveloper
4 4 (1.40%) Toad
5 3 (1.05%) GoCD
5 3 (1.05%) Hudson
5 3 (1.05%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (0.70%) Ant
6 2 (0.70%) JIRA
6 2 (0.70%) Maven
7 1 (0.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.35%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (0.35%) Robot Framework
7 1 (0.35%) Selenium
7 1 (0.35%) Subversion
7 1 (0.35%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.35%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.35%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 70 (24.48%) Finance
2 18 (6.29%) Banking
3 17 (5.94%) Public Sector
4 15 (5.24%) Telecoms
5 6 (2.10%) Legal
5 6 (2.10%) Local Government
6 4 (1.40%) Financial Institution
6 4 (1.40%) Law
7 1 (0.35%) Advertising
7 1 (0.35%) Back Office
7 1 (0.35%) French Language
7 1 (0.35%) German Language
7 1 (0.35%) Marketing
7 1 (0.35%) Police
7 1 (0.35%) Retail
7 1 (0.35%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 48 (16.78%) Architect
2 44 (15.38%) Network Engineer
3 31 (10.84%) Senior Network Engineer
4 24 (8.39%) Security Engineer
5 22 (7.69%) DevOps Engineer
6 18 (6.29%) Consultant
7 16 (5.59%) Azure Engineer
7 16 (5.59%) Cloud Architect
8 12 (4.20%) AWS Engineer
8 12 (4.20%) Azure Architect
8 12 (4.20%) Project Manager
8 12 (4.20%) Security Architect
9 10 (3.50%) Data Centre Engineer
10 9 (3.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 9 (3.15%) Senior DevOps
10 9 (3.15%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 9 (3.15%) Solutions Architect
11 8 (2.80%) AWS DevOps
11 8 (2.80%) AWS DevOps Engineer
11 8 (2.80%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (7.34%) .NET
2 9 (3.15%) Web Services
3 6 (2.10%) XML
4 4 (1.40%) 802.1X
5 3 (1.05%) HTML
5 3 (1.05%) LDAP
5 3 (1.05%) Middleware
5 3 (1.05%) OAuth
5 3 (1.05%) OpenID
5 3 (1.05%) SAML
5 3 (1.05%) SOAP
5 3 (1.05%) Task Parallel Library
6 2 (0.70%) CGI
6 2 (0.70%) CSS
6 2 (0.70%) JSON
6 2 (0.70%) Oracle Fusion
6 2 (0.70%) Spring
6 2 (0.70%) WPF
6 2 (0.70%) XMPP
6 2 (0.70%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 23 (8.04%) Self-Motivation
2 21 (7.34%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (6.99%) PKI
4 19 (6.64%) Hybrid Cloud
5 16 (5.59%) Public Cloud
6 11 (3.85%) Private Cloud
7 10 (3.50%) Replication
8 8 (2.80%) Management Information System
9 5 (1.75%) Mainframe
9 5 (1.75%) User Experience
10 4 (1.40%) Algorithms
10 4 (1.40%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (1.40%) Greenfield Project
10 4 (1.40%) Virtual Team
11 3 (1.05%) Clustering
11 3 (1.05%) CMDB
11 3 (1.05%) NHS
11 3 (1.05%) Security Operations Centre
11 3 (1.05%) Video Conferencing
12 2 (0.70%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 74 (25.87%) Windows
2 23 (8.04%) Linux
2 23 (8.04%) Windows Server
3 9 (3.15%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (2.80%) VMS
5 7 (2.45%) Windows Server 2016
6 6 (2.10%) Windows 10
7 5 (1.75%) Unix
8 3 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (1.05%) Windows 7
8 3 (1.05%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.70%) AIX
9 2 (0.70%) Solaris
9 2 (0.70%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.35%) Android
10 1 (0.35%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (33.57%) Migration
2 48 (16.78%) DevOps
3 47 (16.43%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (8.74%) Change Management
4 25 (8.74%) Disaster Recovery
5 24 (8.39%) SIEM
6 22 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 20 (6.99%) Cybersecurity
7 20 (6.99%) Product Roadmap
7 20 (6.99%) Security Architecture
8 19 (6.64%) Configuration Management
9 18 (6.29%) Information Security
10 17 (5.94%) Project Management
11 16 (5.59%) High Availability
12 15 (5.24%) ITIL
12 15 (5.24%) Stakeholder Management
13 14 (4.90%) Infrastructure as Code
14 13 (4.55%) Open Source
14 13 (4.55%) Project Delivery
14 13 (4.55%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 25 (8.74%) PowerShell
2 24 (8.39%) Java
3 23 (8.04%) SQL
4 18 (6.29%) Python
5 9 (3.15%) Bash Shell
6 7 (2.45%) Perl
7 6 (2.10%) C#
8 5 (1.75%) C
9 4 (1.40%) PL/SQL
10 3 (1.05%) Ruby
11 2 (0.70%) C++
11 2 (0.70%) JavaScript
11 2 (0.70%) Lisp
11 2 (0.70%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.70%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
12 1 (0.35%) Apex Code
12 1 (0.35%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 52 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 45 (15.73%) SC Cleared
3 44 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
4 34 (11.89%) CCIE
5 32 (11.19%) CCNP
6 18 (6.29%) CISSP
7 16 (5.59%) DV Cleared
8 11 (3.85%) Degree
9 5 (1.75%) CCIE Routing and Switching
10 4 (1.40%) CCNA
10 4 (1.40%) Computer Science Degree
10 4 (1.40%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (1.05%) APMP
11 3 (1.05%) BPSS Clearance
11 3 (1.05%) CCDP
11 3 (1.05%) CCIE Service Provider
11 3 (1.05%) CISA
11 3 (1.05%) CSSLP
11 3 (1.05%) MCSE
11 3 (1.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.20%) SLA
2 5 (1.75%) GDPR
3 3 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.05%) NIST
3 3 (1.05%) QA
4 2 (0.70%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (0.70%) HIPAA
4 2 (0.70%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.35%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.35%) OASIS TOSCA
5 1 (0.35%) PMO
System Software
1 64 (22.38%) Active Directory
2 21 (7.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (6.99%) Docker
4 6 (2.10%) Hyper-V
4 6 (2.10%) vSphere
5 5 (1.75%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (1.40%) VMware NSX
7 3 (1.05%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (1.05%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.70%) DFS Replication
8 2 (0.70%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 2 (0.70%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.35%) Ceph
9 1 (0.35%) KVM
9 1 (0.35%) LXC
9 1 (0.35%) NFS
9 1 (0.35%) ProxySG
9 1 (0.35%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.35%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.35%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 32 (11.19%) Ansible
2 29 (10.14%) Terraform
3 25 (8.74%) Kubernetes
4 13 (4.55%) FortiGate
5 11 (3.85%) Opscode Chef
6 9 (3.15%) SCCM
7 8 (2.80%) Puppet
7 8 (2.80%) SCOM
8 6 (2.10%) Nagios
8 6 (2.10%) Single Sign-On
9 4 (1.40%) Cisco Prime
10 3 (1.05%) Failover Clustering
10 3 (1.05%) Microsoft Intune
10 3 (1.05%) Prometheus
10 3 (1.05%) Rundeck
10 3 (1.05%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 3 (1.05%) vCenter Server
11 2 (0.70%) Avamar
11 2 (0.70%) CASB
11 2 (0.70%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 96 (33.57%) Cisco
2 60 (20.98%) Microsoft
3 33 (11.54%) VMware
4 21 (7.34%) Citrix
5 17 (5.94%) CheckPoint
5 17 (5.94%) Oracle
6 16 (5.59%) HP
7 15 (5.24%) Palo Alto
8 14 (4.90%) Juniper
9 13 (4.55%) F5
10 12 (4.20%) CyberArk
10 12 (4.20%) SolarWinds
11 11 (3.85%) Fortinet
12 10 (3.50%) Dell
13 9 (3.15%) Google
14 7 (2.45%) NetApp
15 6 (2.10%) IBM
15 6 (2.10%) Meraki
15 6 (2.10%) ServiceNow
15 6 (2.10%) Veeam