Period
to 13 December 2018

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 13 December 2018 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
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 133 126 98
Rank change year-on-year -7 -28 -2
Contract jobs citing Data Centre 1,005 1,022 1,157
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 2.13% 2.15% 2.61%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.74% 5.60% 7.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 687 660 721
London median daily rate £500 £450 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -4.26% +6.82%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £300
90th Percentile £675 £638 £638
England median daily rate £438 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +2.94% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 9 25
London median hourly rate £22.26 £19.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.15% +21.88% -41.82%
10th Percentile £12.25 £12.60 £13.25
90th Percentile £35.25 £40.00 £55.00
England median hourly rate £22.70 £19.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year +16.38% -17.89% -5.00%

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 17,506 18,265 16,095
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 37.17% 38.46% 36.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,636 13,104 11,327
London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £316 £313 £288
90th Percentile £700 £688 £650
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 275 233 264
London median hourly rate £22.93 £21.90 £19.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.70% +13.09% -6.47%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.75 £11.68
90th Percentile £53.25 £47.83 £50.00
England median hourly rate £20.24 £20.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year -1.29% +2.50% +5.10%

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 13 December 2018.

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 13 December 2018.

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 13 December 2018. 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 -33 169 £475 - 47
West London +29 76 £375 -10.18% 35
South London -10 49 £550 +100.00% 3
East London -28 18 £593 +7.73% 16
North London +5 14 £550 +6.02% 4
Data Centre
England

For the 6 months to 13 December 2018, 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.

1 329 (32.74%) Migration
2 240 (23.88%) Finance
3 238 (23.68%) Cisco
4 226 (22.49%) Linux
5 219 (21.79%) Windows
6 199 (19.80%) VMware
7 194 (19.30%) Amazon AWS
8 192 (19.10%) Firewall
9 151 (15.02%) Microsoft Azure
10 148 (14.73%) WAN
11 141 (14.03%) ITIL
12 140 (13.93%) Agile Software Development
13 132 (13.13%) Cisco Certification
14 131 (13.03%) Python
15 126 (12.54%) LAN
16 124 (12.34%) Security Cleared
17 119 (11.84%) Microsoft
18 114 (11.34%) VMware Infrastructure
19 106 (10.55%) Unix
20 102 (10.15%) DevOps
21 95 (9.45%) Project Management
22 91 (9.05%) Banking
23 89 (8.86%) SC Cleared
24 85 (8.46%) Active Directory
25 84 (8.36%) CCNP
26 83 (8.26%) Java
27 82 (8.16%) Citrix
27 82 (8.16%) BGP
27 82 (8.16%) Windows Server
28 80 (7.96%) Infrastructure Engineering

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 36 (3.58%) MS Exchange
2 23 (2.29%) Exchange Server 2010
3 20 (1.99%) Apache
4 19 (1.89%) SharePoint
5 18 (1.79%) IIS
6 17 (1.69%) WebLogic
7 16 (1.59%) OpenStack
8 15 (1.49%) Apache Qpid
8 15 (1.49%) Drupal
9 14 (1.39%) Confluence
10 13 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2013
11 12 (1.19%) Apache Solr
12 11 (1.09%) Tomcat
13 10 (1.00%) Skype for Business
14 8 (0.80%) nginx
14 8 (0.80%) Oracle Service Bus
15 7 (0.70%) Elasticsearch
16 6 (0.60%) SharePoint 2010
17 5 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2007
17 5 (0.50%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 30 (2.99%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (1.69%) Microsoft Project
3 13 (1.29%) Microsoft Excel
4 12 (1.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 11 (1.09%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.40%) AutoCAD
7 2 (0.20%) Open Workbench
7 2 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.100%) HipChat
8 1 (0.100%) Revit
Business Applications
1 3 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (0.20%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (0.20%) Oracle Financials
2 2 (0.20%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.100%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.100%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.100%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.100%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 194 (19.30%) Amazon AWS
2 151 (15.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 62 (6.17%) Office 365
4 44 (4.38%) IaaS
5 36 (3.58%) PaaS
6 30 (2.99%) Apigee
7 25 (2.49%) SaaS
8 22 (2.19%) Google Cloud Platform
9 21 (2.09%) Cloud Computing
9 21 (2.09%) GitHub
10 19 (1.89%) IBM Cloud
11 15 (1.49%) OpenShift
12 13 (1.29%) Azure Active Directory
13 12 (1.19%) SoftLayer
14 11 (1.09%) AWS CloudFormation
15 10 (1.00%) Serverless
16 8 (0.80%) AWS Lambda
17 7 (0.70%) Amazon EC2
17 7 (0.70%) Quay.io
17 7 (0.70%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 192 (19.10%) Firewall
2 148 (14.73%) WAN
3 126 (12.54%) LAN
4 82 (8.16%) BGP
5 79 (7.86%) TCP/IP
6 75 (7.46%) Cisco Nexus
7 71 (7.06%) Wireless
8 68 (6.77%) VPN
9 64 (6.37%) DNS
10 63 (6.27%) Network Security
11 62 (6.17%) OSPF
12 51 (5.07%) SAN
13 44 (4.38%) MPLS
13 44 (4.38%) SSL
14 40 (3.98%) VLAN
15 36 (3.58%) DHCP
15 36 (3.58%) Internet
16 35 (3.48%) EIGRP
17 33 (3.28%) Cisco ASA
18 31 (3.08%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (6.77%) SQL Server
2 36 (3.58%) PostgreSQL
3 26 (2.59%) Big Data
4 20 (1.99%) MongoDB
5 18 (1.79%) Relational Database
6 15 (1.49%) Apache Cassandra
7 14 (1.39%) MySQL
7 14 (1.39%) Oracle Database
8 13 (1.29%) NoSQL
9 12 (1.19%) SQL Server 2012
10 10 (1.00%) Hadoop
11 9 (0.90%) BusinessObjects
11 9 (0.90%) Oracle Reports
11 9 (0.90%) SQL Server 2008
11 9 (0.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 8 (0.80%) RDBMS
12 8 (0.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 7 (0.70%) Data Warehouse
13 7 (0.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 6 (0.60%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 45 (4.48%) Jenkins
2 24 (2.39%) JIRA
3 21 (2.09%) Git (software)
4 14 (1.39%) GitLab
5 11 (1.09%) JMeter
6 10 (1.00%) Cucumber
6 10 (1.00%) Gatling
6 10 (1.00%) LoadRunner
7 8 (0.80%) Zephyr
8 7 (0.70%) Artifactory
8 7 (0.70%) GoogleTest
8 7 (0.70%) Sonatype Nexus
8 7 (0.70%) Visual Studio Team System
9 4 (0.40%) TeamCity
10 3 (0.30%) JUnit
10 3 (0.30%) Selenium
10 3 (0.30%) Visual Studio
11 2 (0.20%) MSBuild
11 2 (0.20%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (0.20%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 240 (23.88%) Finance
2 91 (9.05%) Banking
3 72 (7.16%) Telecoms
4 27 (2.69%) Investment Banking
5 21 (2.09%) Retail
6 19 (1.89%) Law
7 18 (1.79%) Legal
8 15 (1.49%) Manufacturing
8 15 (1.49%) Retail Banking
9 11 (1.09%) Local Government
9 11 (1.09%) Marketing
10 10 (1.00%) Electronics
10 10 (1.00%) Financial Institution
11 8 (0.80%) Private Banking
12 7 (0.70%) Publishing
13 6 (0.60%) Front Office
13 6 (0.60%) Multimedia
14 5 (0.50%) French Language
15 4 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
16 2 (0.20%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 190 (18.91%) Architect
2 112 (11.14%) Network Engineer
3 102 (10.15%) Project Manager
4 62 (6.17%) Consultant
5 51 (5.07%) Data Centre Engineer
5 51 (5.07%) Infrastructure Manager
6 50 (4.98%) Cisco Engineer
7 45 (4.48%) DevOps Engineer
8 42 (4.18%) Analyst
9 38 (3.78%) Infrastructure Project Manager
10 37 (3.68%) Cloud Architect
10 37 (3.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 35 (3.48%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 34 (3.38%) VMware Engineer
13 31 (3.08%) Network Architect
13 31 (3.08%) Solutions Architect
14 30 (2.99%) Developer
14 30 (2.99%) Technical Architect
15 29 (2.89%) Data Centre Manager
16 28 (2.79%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (3.98%) Web Services
2 35 (3.48%) REST
3 33 (3.28%) RESTful
4 30 (2.99%) SOAP
5 29 (2.89%) OAuth
6 27 (2.69%) Middleware
7 16 (1.59%) LDAP
8 15 (1.49%) 802.1X
8 15 (1.49%) OAuth2
8 15 (1.49%) XML
9 14 (1.39%) .NET
10 13 (1.29%) JSON
10 13 (1.29%) SAML
11 11 (1.09%) Elastic Stack
11 11 (1.09%) Kafka
12 10 (1.00%) J2EE
13 9 (0.90%) Swagger
14 7 (0.70%) Gherkin
14 7 (0.70%) HTML
14 7 (0.70%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 70 (6.97%) Public Cloud
2 41 (4.08%) Analytical Skills
3 29 (2.89%) Clustering
4 26 (2.59%) Self-Motivation
5 22 (2.19%) Hybrid Cloud
6 21 (2.09%) Management Information System
7 15 (1.49%) Linux Command Line
7 15 (1.49%) PKI
8 14 (1.39%) Mainframe
9 12 (1.19%) Virtual Team
10 10 (1.00%) Private Cloud
11 9 (0.90%) Enterprise Storage
11 9 (0.90%) PMI
12 8 (0.80%) CLARiiON
12 8 (0.80%) Replication
13 7 (0.70%) Blog
13 7 (0.70%) Data Structures
13 7 (0.70%) Hedge funds
14 6 (0.60%) Cloud Native
14 6 (0.60%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 226 (22.49%) Linux
2 219 (21.79%) Windows
3 106 (10.55%) Unix
4 82 (8.16%) Windows Server
5 55 (5.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 34 (3.38%) Windows Server 2008
6 34 (3.38%) Windows Server 2012
7 25 (2.49%) Windows 10
8 21 (2.09%) Windows Server 2003
9 18 (1.79%) CentOS
9 18 (1.79%) Solaris
9 18 (1.79%) Windows 7
10 11 (1.09%) CoreOS
11 8 (0.80%) AIX
11 8 (0.80%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 7 (0.70%) Mac OS
12 7 (0.70%) SUSE
13 5 (0.50%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.20%) Apple iOS
14 2 (0.20%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 329 (32.74%) Migration
2 141 (14.03%) ITIL
3 140 (13.93%) Agile Software Development
4 102 (10.15%) DevOps
5 95 (9.45%) Project Management
6 80 (7.96%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 61 (6.07%) Change Management
8 58 (5.77%) PRINCE2
8 58 (5.77%) Stakeholder Management
9 56 (5.57%) Configuration Management
10 48 (4.78%) Problem-Solving
11 47 (4.68%) Network Design
12 45 (4.48%) Information Security
13 42 (4.18%) Disaster Recovery
14 41 (4.08%) Open Source
15 40 (3.98%) Service Management
16 38 (3.78%) High Availability
16 38 (3.78%) Load Balancing
17 36 (3.58%) Capacity Planning
18 32 (3.18%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 131 (13.03%) Python
2 83 (8.26%) Java
3 59 (5.87%) SQL
4 52 (5.17%) PowerShell
5 46 (4.58%) Bash Shell
5 46 (4.58%) Perl
6 34 (3.38%) Ruby
7 22 (2.19%) C
8 19 (1.89%) Shell Script
9 11 (1.09%) JavaScript
9 11 (1.09%) Scala
10 7 (0.70%) C++
10 7 (0.70%) Go
11 6 (0.60%) C#
11 6 (0.60%) PHP
11 6 (0.60%) VB
12 4 (0.40%) AWK
12 4 (0.40%) Korn
12 4 (0.40%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.20%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 132 (13.13%) Cisco Certification
2 124 (12.34%) Security Cleared
3 89 (8.86%) SC Cleared
4 84 (8.36%) CCNP
5 59 (5.87%) CCNA
6 54 (5.37%) CCIE
7 43 (4.28%) Degree
8 34 (3.38%) Microsoft Certification
9 33 (3.28%) MCSE
10 23 (2.29%) DV Cleared
11 19 (1.89%) ITIL Certification
12 17 (1.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 15 (1.49%) PMI Certification
14 13 (1.29%) CISSP
14 13 (1.29%) PMP
15 12 (1.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 12 (1.19%) VCAP
16 11 (1.09%) AWS Certification
17 10 (1.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 9 (0.90%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (2.99%) QA
2 22 (2.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 21 (2.09%) GDPR
4 12 (1.19%) SLA
5 10 (1.00%) PCI DSS
6 8 (0.80%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 7 (0.70%) FedRAMP
7 7 (0.70%) PMO
8 6 (0.60%) Data Quality
9 3 (0.30%) COBIT
9 3 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 3 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.20%) FISMA
10 2 (0.20%) Government Security Classifications
10 2 (0.20%) HIPAA
11 1 (0.100%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.100%) PMBOK
System Software
1 114 (11.34%) VMware Infrastructure
2 85 (8.46%) Active Directory
3 64 (6.37%) vSphere
4 63 (6.27%) Docker
5 40 (3.98%) Hyper-V
6 25 (2.49%) XenDesktop
7 22 (2.19%) VMware ESXi
8 18 (1.79%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 15 (1.49%) VMware NSX
10 14 (1.39%) Virtual Machines
10 14 (1.39%) Virtual Servers
11 12 (1.19%) XenApp
12 11 (1.09%) vCloud
13 10 (1.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 8 (0.80%) Ceph
14 8 (0.80%) IAG
14 8 (0.80%) UAG
15 7 (0.70%) etcd
15 7 (0.70%) GlusterFS
15 7 (0.70%) LXC
Systems Management
1 72 (7.16%) Ansible
2 51 (5.07%) Puppet
3 44 (4.38%) Kubernetes
3 44 (4.38%) SCCM
4 39 (3.88%) Opscode Chef
5 37 (3.68%) Terraform
6 24 (2.39%) Nagios
6 24 (2.39%) SCOM
7 18 (1.79%) Microsoft Clustering
7 18 (1.79%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 17 (1.69%) Prometheus
9 16 (1.59%) NetBackup
10 15 (1.49%) Network Intrusion Detection System
10 15 (1.49%) Single Sign-On
11 14 (1.39%) Host Intrusion Detection System
12 12 (1.19%) Cisco Prime
12 12 (1.19%) ZABBIX
13 11 (1.09%) CA Single Sign-On
14 10 (1.00%) Graphite
15 9 (0.90%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 238 (23.68%) Cisco
2 199 (19.80%) VMware
3 119 (11.84%) Microsoft
4 82 (8.16%) Citrix
5 62 (6.17%) Oracle
6 61 (6.07%) Red Hat
7 53 (5.27%) CheckPoint
8 52 (5.17%) HP
9 47 (4.68%) Juniper
10 39 (3.88%) Palo Alto
11 37 (3.68%) F5
12 34 (3.38%) Google
13 31 (3.08%) Dell
14 30 (2.99%) IBM
15 29 (2.89%) SolarWinds
16 27 (2.69%) EMC
17 24 (2.39%) SAP
18 22 (2.19%) NetApp
19 20 (1.99%) CA
20 18 (1.79%) Riverbed