Period
to 22 May 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 22 May 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
22 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 134 111 107
Rank change year-on-year -23 -4 -23
Contract jobs citing Data Centre 974 908 1,020
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 2.14% 2.31% 2.35%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.66% 6.20% 6.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 659 576 655
London median daily rate £475 £475 £458
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.83% +7.65%
10th Percentile £281 £305 £310
90th Percentile £675 £650 £610
England median daily rate £450 £438 £423
% change year-on-year +2.86% +3.43% +5.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 7
London median hourly rate £24.00 £52.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -54.29% +61.54% +58.96%
10th Percentile £18.18 £32.66 £19.15
90th Percentile £38.19 £86.25 £65.00
England median hourly rate £22.00 £18.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year +22.22% -35.71% +49.33%

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 17,220 14,640 16,226
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 37.77% 37.22% 37.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,379 10,352 11,560
London median daily rate £500 £500 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.11% +2.78%
10th Percentile £313 £305 £275
90th Percentile £700 £675 £650
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 287 234 234
London median hourly rate £24.00 £23.13 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.78% +10.12% +9.49%
10th Percentile £12.80 £12.04 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.88 £47.35
England median hourly rate £22.21 £19.80 £21.00
% change year-on-year +12.17% -5.71% +19.32%

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 May 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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -30 163 £475 -5.00% 52
South London +22 102 £463 +13.85% 8
East London +11 36 £475 -13.64% 12
West London -45 27 £436 +12.58% 17
North London +3 6 £318 -30.41%
Data Centre
England

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 269 (27.62%) Migration
2 263 (27.00%) Cisco
3 262 (26.90%) Finance
4 251 (25.77%) Windows
5 221 (22.69%) Firewall
6 172 (17.66%) Linux
7 166 (17.04%) WAN
8 164 (16.84%) Amazon AWS
9 161 (16.53%) VMware
10 157 (16.12%) Microsoft
11 142 (14.58%) Microsoft Azure
12 139 (14.27%) Security Cleared
13 138 (14.17%) ITIL
14 135 (13.86%) LAN
15 133 (13.66%) Cisco Certification
16 127 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
17 118 (12.11%) SC Cleared
18 115 (11.81%) Project Management
19 114 (11.70%) DNS
20 108 (11.09%) Active Directory
21 101 (10.37%) VMware Infrastructure
22 93 (9.55%) Citrix
23 92 (9.45%) DevOps
24 90 (9.24%) VPN
24 90 (9.24%) Office 365
25 88 (9.03%) MPLS
26 87 (8.93%) BGP
27 81 (8.32%) CCNP
27 81 (8.32%) Windows Server
28 77 (7.91%) Disaster Recovery

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 32 (3.29%) MS Exchange
2 21 (2.16%) IIS
3 19 (1.95%) Skype for Business
4 18 (1.85%) Confluence
5 17 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2013
6 14 (1.44%) OpenStack
6 14 (1.44%) SharePoint
7 13 (1.33%) nginx
8 10 (1.03%) Tomcat
9 9 (0.92%) Apache
10 8 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2010
11 6 (0.62%) Apache Solr
11 6 (0.62%) SAS
12 4 (0.41%) Apache Spark
13 3 (0.31%) MQSeries
13 3 (0.31%) SharePoint 2010
13 3 (0.31%) WebLogic
14 2 (0.21%) BizTalk Server
14 2 (0.21%) IBM Notes
14 2 (0.21%) JBoss
Applications
1 43 (4.41%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (1.54%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (1.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 12 (1.23%) MS Visio
4 9 (0.92%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.31%) Stata
7 1 (0.10%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 6 (0.62%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (0.41%) Relativity
3 3 (0.31%) Kondor
3 3 (0.31%) RMDS
4 2 (0.21%) Concordance
5 1 (0.10%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.10%) FLEXCUBE
5 1 (0.10%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 164 (16.84%) Amazon AWS
2 142 (14.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 90 (9.24%) Office 365
4 37 (3.80%) IaaS
5 24 (2.46%) PaaS
6 18 (1.85%) SaaS
7 12 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
8 11 (1.13%) AWS Lambda
8 11 (1.13%) Serverless
9 9 (0.92%) Amazon ELB
10 8 (0.82%) AWS CloudFormation
11 6 (0.62%) Azure Active Directory
11 6 (0.62%) Google Cloud Platform
11 6 (0.62%) OpenShift
12 5 (0.51%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 4 (0.41%) GitHub
14 2 (0.21%) Boomi
14 2 (0.21%) iPaaS
14 2 (0.21%) Mimecast
14 2 (0.21%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 221 (22.69%) Firewall
2 166 (17.04%) WAN
3 135 (13.86%) LAN
4 114 (11.70%) DNS
5 90 (9.24%) VPN
6 88 (9.03%) MPLS
7 87 (8.93%) BGP
8 76 (7.80%) OSPF
9 71 (7.29%) Network Security
9 71 (7.29%) Wireless
10 67 (6.88%) SAN
11 64 (6.57%) DHCP
12 62 (6.37%) Internet
13 53 (5.44%) Cisco Nexus
13 53 (5.44%) TCP/IP
14 43 (4.41%) Cisco ASA
15 42 (4.31%) SSL
16 38 (3.90%) VLAN
17 29 (2.98%) NAS
18 26 (2.67%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (4.11%) SQL Server
2 34 (3.49%) Big Data
3 28 (2.87%) Hadoop
4 20 (2.05%) MongoDB
5 19 (1.95%) MySQL
6 18 (1.85%) NoSQL
7 17 (1.75%) Relational Database
8 15 (1.54%) Apache Cassandra
8 15 (1.54%) Data Warehouse
9 12 (1.23%) Oracle Database
9 12 (1.23%) RDBMS
10 10 (1.03%) HBase
11 9 (0.92%) Amazon RDS
11 9 (0.92%) SQL Server 2008
12 8 (0.82%) PostgreSQL
13 6 (0.62%) Amazon Redshift
13 6 (0.62%) SQL Server 2014
14 4 (0.41%) Amazon Aurora
14 4 (0.41%) OLAP
14 4 (0.41%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 38 (3.90%) JIRA
2 21 (2.16%) Jenkins
3 18 (1.85%) Git (software)
4 11 (1.13%) Vagrant
5 8 (0.82%) Zephyr
6 6 (0.62%) Bitbucket
7 3 (0.31%) Gatling
7 3 (0.31%) JMeter
7 3 (0.31%) LoadRunner
7 3 (0.31%) Octopus Deploy
7 3 (0.31%) RStudio
7 3 (0.31%) Subversion
7 3 (0.31%) TeamCity
8 2 (0.21%) Jasmine
8 2 (0.21%) Karma Test Runner
8 2 (0.21%) MSBuild
8 2 (0.21%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.10%) AppScan
9 1 (0.10%) Psake
9 1 (0.10%) Visual Studio
General
1 262 (26.90%) Finance
2 70 (7.19%) Banking
3 32 (3.29%) Telecoms
4 28 (2.87%) Retail
5 23 (2.36%) Law
6 22 (2.26%) Legal
7 21 (2.16%) Financial Institution
8 18 (1.85%) Investment Banking
9 8 (0.82%) Marketing
10 6 (0.62%) Advertising
10 6 (0.62%) Games
10 6 (0.62%) Publishing
11 5 (0.51%) Front Office
11 5 (0.51%) German Language
12 4 (0.41%) Back Office
12 4 (0.41%) Billing
13 3 (0.31%) Spanish Language
14 2 (0.21%) Local Government
14 2 (0.21%) Manufacturing
14 2 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 172 (17.66%) Architect
2 143 (14.68%) Network Engineer
3 120 (12.32%) Project Manager
4 87 (8.93%) Infrastructure Manager
5 65 (6.67%) Analyst
6 59 (6.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 55 (5.65%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 54 (5.54%) Consultant
9 53 (5.44%) Data Centre Manager
10 42 (4.31%) DevOps Engineer
11 39 (4.00%) Infrastructure Architect
11 39 (4.00%) Security Architect
12 38 (3.90%) Administrator
13 33 (3.39%) Network Architect
14 32 (3.29%) Cisco Engineer
15 30 (3.08%) Cisco Network Engineer
15 30 (3.08%) Data Centre Project Manager
16 29 (2.98%) Security Engineer
17 28 (2.87%) Cloud Engineer
18 27 (2.77%) Cloud Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (3.59%) Web Services
2 16 (1.64%) 802.1X
3 15 (1.54%) JSON
4 14 (1.44%) .NET
4 14 (1.44%) LDAP
5 11 (1.13%) LEMP Stack
5 11 (1.13%) RESTful
5 11 (1.13%) XML
6 10 (1.03%) Middleware
7 8 (0.82%) Elastic Stack
7 8 (0.82%) Kafka
7 8 (0.82%) REST
8 7 (0.72%) SOAP
9 6 (0.62%) YAML
10 4 (0.41%) Rendezvous
10 4 (0.41%) SAML
10 4 (0.41%) WSDL
11 3 (0.31%) LAMP
11 3 (0.31%) X-Windows
12 2 (0.21%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 48 (4.93%) Analytical Skills
2 37 (3.80%) Computer Science
3 36 (3.70%) Public Cloud
4 27 (2.77%) Clustering
4 27 (2.77%) Replication
5 25 (2.57%) Management Information System
6 21 (2.16%) Private Cloud
7 18 (1.85%) Hybrid Cloud
7 18 (1.85%) PKI
8 13 (1.33%) Self-Motivation
9 12 (1.23%) EMC VMAX
10 11 (1.13%) Hedge funds
10 11 (1.13%) Video Conferencing
11 10 (1.03%) Virtual Team
12 9 (0.92%) Fintech
13 8 (0.82%) CMDB
13 8 (0.82%) EMC VNX
13 8 (0.82%) Mainframe
14 7 (0.72%) CCTV
14 7 (0.72%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 251 (25.77%) Windows
2 172 (17.66%) Linux
3 81 (8.32%) Windows Server
4 74 (7.60%) Unix
5 34 (3.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 33 (3.39%) Windows 10
7 32 (3.29%) Windows Server 2008
8 28 (2.87%) Windows Server 2012
9 23 (2.36%) Solaris
10 16 (1.64%) Windows Server 2003
11 14 (1.44%) Windows 7
12 10 (1.03%) AIX
13 8 (0.82%) Mac OS
14 7 (0.72%) CentOS
15 6 (0.62%) Ubuntu
16 4 (0.41%) CoreOS
16 4 (0.41%) Windows 8
17 2 (0.21%) Windows XP
18 1 (0.10%) OS/2
18 1 (0.10%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 269 (27.62%) Migration
2 138 (14.17%) ITIL
3 127 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
4 115 (11.81%) Project Management
5 92 (9.45%) DevOps
6 77 (7.91%) Disaster Recovery
7 74 (7.60%) Stakeholder Management
8 66 (6.78%) Change Management
9 61 (6.26%) Network Design
10 59 (6.06%) PRINCE2
11 55 (5.65%) Problem-Solving
12 52 (5.34%) Configuration Management
12 52 (5.34%) Load Balancing
13 48 (4.93%) Network Architecture
14 45 (4.62%) Service Management
15 41 (4.21%) Data Migration
16 36 (3.70%) High Availability
17 35 (3.59%) Data Centre Operations
18 33 (3.39%) Incident Management
19 32 (3.29%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 76 (7.80%) PowerShell
2 68 (6.98%) Python
3 55 (5.65%) SQL
4 49 (5.03%) Java
5 33 (3.39%) Perl
6 18 (1.85%) Bash Shell
7 15 (1.54%) Shell Script
8 14 (1.44%) Ruby
9 8 (0.82%) VB
10 7 (0.72%) C
10 7 (0.72%) PHP
10 7 (0.72%) Scala
11 6 (0.62%) C++
12 5 (0.51%) C#
12 5 (0.51%) JavaScript
12 5 (0.51%) Korn
13 4 (0.41%) AWK
13 4 (0.41%) sed
13 4 (0.41%) VBScript
14 3 (0.31%) R
Qualifications
1 139 (14.27%) Security Cleared
2 133 (13.66%) Cisco Certification
3 118 (12.11%) SC Cleared
4 81 (8.32%) CCNP
5 67 (6.88%) Degree
6 64 (6.57%) CCNA
7 53 (5.44%) CCIE
8 39 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
9 28 (2.87%) CISSP
9 28 (2.87%) MCSE
10 25 (2.57%) PMP
11 23 (2.36%) PMI Certification
12 19 (1.95%) Computer Science Degree
13 17 (1.75%) MCP
14 16 (1.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 12 (1.23%) CISM
15 12 (1.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 11 (1.13%) CCSP
16 11 (1.13%) Master's Degree
17 10 (1.03%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (4.00%) QA
2 24 (2.46%) SLA
3 20 (2.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 15 (1.54%) PCI DSS
5 11 (1.13%) PMO
6 10 (1.03%) GDPR
7 9 (0.92%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 7 (0.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 6 (0.62%) COBIT
10 4 (0.41%) Data Quality
11 3 (0.31%) GCP
12 2 (0.21%) HMG Infosec
12 2 (0.21%) ISAE 3402
12 2 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 1 (0.10%) COSO
13 1 (0.10%) GPG13
13 1 (0.10%) HIPAA
13 1 (0.10%) ISO 22301
13 1 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 1 (0.10%) PMBOK
System Software
1 108 (11.09%) Active Directory
2 101 (10.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (3.80%) Docker
4 31 (3.18%) vSphere
5 29 (2.98%) XenApp
6 22 (2.26%) VMware NSX
7 21 (2.16%) VMware ESXi
8 20 (2.05%) Virtual Desktop
9 19 (1.95%) Virtual Machines
10 18 (1.85%) XenDesktop
11 16 (1.64%) Hyper-V
12 14 (1.44%) NFS
13 13 (1.33%) Microsoft App-V
14 8 (0.82%) DFS Replication
14 8 (0.82%) Virtual Servers
15 5 (0.51%) EMC RecoverPoint
15 5 (0.51%) KVM
15 5 (0.51%) ProxySG
15 5 (0.51%) Terminal Services
16 4 (0.41%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 45 (4.62%) SCCM
2 43 (4.41%) Ansible
3 34 (3.49%) Puppet
4 29 (2.98%) Opscode Chef
5 23 (2.36%) Kubernetes
6 21 (2.16%) Terraform
7 17 (1.75%) SCOM
8 15 (1.54%) EMC VPLEX
9 12 (1.23%) Salt
9 12 (1.23%) vCenter Server
10 11 (1.13%) Single Sign-On
11 10 (1.03%) Mesos
12 9 (0.92%) Marathon
13 8 (0.82%) Tivoli
14 7 (0.72%) Backup Exec
14 7 (0.72%) Cisco Prime
14 7 (0.72%) NetBackup
14 7 (0.72%) SCOrch
15 6 (0.62%) Failover Clustering
15 6 (0.62%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 263 (27.00%) Cisco
2 161 (16.53%) VMware
3 157 (16.12%) Microsoft
4 93 (9.55%) Citrix
5 70 (7.19%) CheckPoint
6 66 (6.78%) HP
7 64 (6.57%) F5
8 62 (6.37%) Juniper
9 57 (5.85%) EMC
10 47 (4.83%) Red Hat
11 43 (4.41%) Oracle
12 32 (3.29%) Fortinet
12 32 (3.29%) Palo Alto
13 30 (3.08%) Remedy
14 29 (2.98%) Dell
15 25 (2.57%) NetApp
16 24 (2.46%) IBM
17 20 (2.05%) 3PAR
17 20 (2.05%) Splunk
18 19 (1.95%) Ivanti