Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 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
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 126 118 98
Rank change year-on-year -8 -20 -15
Contract jobs citing Data Centre 1,033 1,015 1,232
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 2.24% 2.26% 2.75%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.80% 5.72% 7.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 707 661 823
London median daily rate £500 £450 £473
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -4.76% +8.62%
10th Percentile £313 £263 £301
90th Percentile £700 £650 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +0.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 17
London median hourly rate £18.88 £38.75 £14.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -51.28% +163.61% -41.20%
10th Percentile £11.95 £14.68 £12.15
90th Percentile £35.08 £79.75 £48.70
England median hourly rate £21.76 £16.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year +36.00% -32.63% +4.26%

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 17,801 17,752 16,931
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 38.54% 39.46% 37.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,832 12,687 12,052
London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £319 £313 £284
90th Percentile £700 £675 £650
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 261 223 247
London median hourly rate £22.93 £21.30 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.65% +12.11% -4.70%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.52 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £47.50 £50.00
England median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +7.50% - +8.11%

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 17 October 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 17 October 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 17 October 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 -33 170 £480 -2.78% 48
West London +23 75 £375 -7.41% 27
South London +7 73 £550 +100.00% 9
East London -6 16 £600 +17.07% 14
North London +2 8 £550 +15.79% 2
Data Centre
England

For the 6 months to 17 October 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.

1 317 (30.69%) Migration
2 273 (26.43%) Finance
3 265 (25.65%) Cisco
4 216 (20.91%) VMware
4 216 (20.91%) Firewall
5 215 (20.81%) Windows
6 214 (20.72%) Amazon AWS
7 206 (19.94%) Linux
8 162 (15.68%) ITIL
8 162 (15.68%) Microsoft Azure
9 160 (15.49%) WAN
10 146 (14.13%) Cisco Certification
11 138 (13.36%) Microsoft
11 138 (13.36%) Agile Software Development
11 138 (13.36%) Security Cleared
12 132 (12.78%) LAN
13 130 (12.58%) VMware Infrastructure
14 109 (10.55%) SC Cleared
15 107 (10.36%) DevOps
16 106 (10.26%) Project Management
17 103 (9.97%) Python
18 95 (9.20%) Banking
19 91 (8.81%) Unix
19 91 (8.81%) Citrix
20 90 (8.71%) Active Directory
21 88 (8.52%) CCNP
22 87 (8.42%) Windows Server
23 80 (7.74%) BGP
24 78 (7.55%) Ansible
25 77 (7.45%) Wireless

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 34 (3.29%) MS Exchange
2 23 (2.23%) Exchange Server 2010
2 23 (2.23%) IIS
3 20 (1.94%) OpenStack
3 20 (1.94%) SharePoint
4 19 (1.84%) Apache
4 19 (1.84%) Confluence
5 18 (1.74%) Skype for Business
6 13 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2013
7 10 (0.97%) Apache Solr
8 9 (0.87%) WebLogic
9 6 (0.58%) Tomcat
10 5 (0.48%) Apache Spark
10 5 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2007
10 5 (0.48%) SharePoint 2010
10 5 (0.48%) SharePoint 2013
11 4 (0.39%) nginx
11 4 (0.39%) WebSphere
12 3 (0.29%) JBoss
12 3 (0.29%) Mattermost
Applications
1 34 (3.29%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (1.74%) Microsoft Project
3 13 (1.26%) Microsoft Excel
4 12 (1.16%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 4 (0.39%) HipChat
7 3 (0.29%) AutoCAD
8 2 (0.19%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 3 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
1 3 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.19%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (0.19%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.097%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.097%) Concordance
3 1 (0.097%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.097%) Relativity
3 1 (0.097%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 214 (20.72%) Amazon AWS
2 162 (15.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 66 (6.39%) Office 365
4 51 (4.94%) IaaS
5 37 (3.58%) PaaS
6 26 (2.52%) SaaS
7 22 (2.13%) AWS CloudFormation
8 21 (2.03%) Cloud Computing
8 21 (2.03%) Serverless
9 19 (1.84%) AWS Lambda
9 19 (1.84%) Google Cloud Platform
9 19 (1.84%) IBM Cloud
10 13 (1.26%) Azure Active Directory
10 13 (1.26%) GitHub
10 13 (1.26%) OpenShift
11 12 (1.16%) SoftLayer
12 9 (0.87%) Amazon ELB
12 9 (0.87%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 6 (0.58%) Amazon EC2
14 5 (0.48%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 216 (20.91%) Firewall
2 160 (15.49%) WAN
3 132 (12.78%) LAN
4 80 (7.74%) BGP
5 77 (7.45%) Wireless
6 74 (7.16%) DNS
6 74 (7.16%) Network Security
6 74 (7.16%) VPN
7 71 (6.87%) Cisco Nexus
8 60 (5.81%) SAN
9 54 (5.23%) OSPF
10 48 (4.65%) VLAN
11 47 (4.55%) DHCP
11 47 (4.55%) MPLS
11 47 (4.55%) TCP/IP
12 39 (3.78%) Cisco ASA
13 36 (3.48%) Internet
14 31 (3.00%) IPsec
15 29 (2.81%) EIGRP
16 28 (2.71%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (6.10%) SQL Server
2 28 (2.71%) Big Data
3 21 (2.03%) Relational Database
4 18 (1.74%) MongoDB
5 16 (1.55%) Hadoop
6 14 (1.36%) BusinessObjects
6 14 (1.36%) Oracle Database
7 13 (1.26%) MySQL
8 12 (1.16%) SQL Server 2012
9 11 (1.06%) HBase
9 11 (1.06%) RDBMS
10 10 (0.97%) Apache Cassandra
10 10 (0.97%) SQL Server 2008
11 9 (0.87%) NoSQL
12 7 (0.68%) Amazon RDS
12 7 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
12 7 (0.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 7 (0.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 7 (0.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 6 (0.58%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 46 (4.45%) Jenkins
2 31 (3.00%) JIRA
3 18 (1.74%) Git (software)
4 11 (1.06%) Cucumber
4 11 (1.06%) JMeter
5 10 (0.97%) Gatling
5 10 (0.97%) LoadRunner
6 8 (0.77%) Sonatype Nexus
7 7 (0.68%) GoogleTest
7 7 (0.68%) Visual Studio Team System
8 6 (0.58%) GitLab
8 6 (0.58%) Zephyr
9 5 (0.48%) Bitbucket
9 5 (0.48%) TeamCity
10 4 (0.39%) JUnit
10 4 (0.39%) Selenium
10 4 (0.39%) Vagrant
11 3 (0.29%) Grunt
11 3 (0.29%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (0.29%) Visual Studio
General
1 273 (26.43%) Finance
2 95 (9.20%) Banking
3 65 (6.29%) Telecoms
4 31 (3.00%) Investment Banking
5 25 (2.42%) Retail
6 19 (1.84%) Legal
7 17 (1.65%) Law
8 16 (1.55%) Retail Banking
9 15 (1.45%) Financial Institution
10 10 (0.97%) Local Government
10 10 (0.97%) Marketing
11 9 (0.87%) Manufacturing
12 8 (0.77%) Private Banking
13 7 (0.68%) Front Office
13 7 (0.68%) Publishing
14 6 (0.58%) Electronics
14 6 (0.58%) Multimedia
15 5 (0.48%) French Language
16 4 (0.39%) Games
17 3 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 173 (16.75%) Architect
2 125 (12.10%) Network Engineer
3 109 (10.55%) Project Manager
4 72 (6.97%) Consultant
5 71 (6.87%) Infrastructure Manager
6 51 (4.94%) Cisco Engineer
7 50 (4.84%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 48 (4.65%) Data Centre Engineer
9 45 (4.36%) Data Centre Manager
10 44 (4.26%) DevOps Engineer
11 40 (3.87%) Cloud Architect
11 40 (3.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 39 (3.78%) Solutions Architect
13 38 (3.68%) Cisco Network Engineer
14 36 (3.48%) Analyst
14 36 (3.48%) Security Engineer
15 31 (3.00%) Senior Network Engineer
16 30 (2.90%) VMware Engineer
17 29 (2.81%) Developer
18 27 (2.61%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (3.39%) Web Services
2 34 (3.29%) REST
3 31 (3.00%) Middleware
4 26 (2.52%) RESTful
4 26 (2.52%) SOAP
5 19 (1.84%) .NET
6 18 (1.74%) 802.1X
7 17 (1.65%) J2EE
8 14 (1.36%) JSON
8 14 (1.36%) SAML
9 13 (1.26%) Kafka
9 13 (1.26%) LDAP
9 13 (1.26%) OAuth
10 10 (0.97%) XML
11 7 (0.68%) Gherkin
11 7 (0.68%) Swagger
12 6 (0.58%) XMPP
13 5 (0.48%) HTML
14 4 (0.39%) CSS
14 4 (0.39%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 71 (6.87%) Public Cloud
2 46 (4.45%) Analytical Skills
3 41 (3.97%) Clustering
4 27 (2.61%) PKI
4 27 (2.61%) Self-Motivation
5 26 (2.52%) Computer Science
6 21 (2.03%) Hybrid Cloud
7 20 (1.94%) Management Information System
7 20 (1.94%) Private Cloud
8 15 (1.45%) Linux Command Line
9 11 (1.06%) Virtual Team
10 10 (0.97%) Enterprise Storage
10 10 (0.97%) Fintech
10 10 (0.97%) PMI
11 9 (0.87%) Cloud Native
11 9 (0.87%) Mainframe
11 9 (0.87%) Replication
12 8 (0.77%) CLARiiON
13 7 (0.68%) CMDB
13 7 (0.68%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 215 (20.81%) Windows
2 206 (19.94%) Linux
3 91 (8.81%) Unix
4 87 (8.42%) Windows Server
5 58 (5.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 42 (4.07%) Windows Server 2008
7 33 (3.19%) Windows 10
8 31 (3.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 29 (2.81%) Solaris
10 20 (1.94%) CentOS
11 19 (1.84%) Windows 7
12 17 (1.65%) Windows Server 2003
13 9 (0.87%) AIX
13 9 (0.87%) CoreOS
13 9 (0.87%) SUSE
14 7 (0.68%) Mac OS
14 7 (0.68%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 5 (0.48%) Mac OS X
16 3 (0.29%) Debian
16 3 (0.29%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 317 (30.69%) Migration
2 162 (15.68%) ITIL
3 138 (13.36%) Agile Software Development
4 107 (10.36%) DevOps
5 106 (10.26%) Project Management
6 74 (7.16%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 73 (7.07%) PRINCE2
8 64 (6.20%) Stakeholder Management
9 58 (5.61%) Disaster Recovery
10 56 (5.42%) Network Design
11 54 (5.23%) Configuration Management
12 53 (5.13%) Information Security
13 50 (4.84%) Load Balancing
14 47 (4.55%) Problem-Solving
15 46 (4.45%) Change Management
16 43 (4.16%) Service Management
17 41 (3.97%) High Availability
18 40 (3.87%) Programme Management
19 36 (3.48%) Microservices
20 34 (3.29%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 103 (9.97%) Python
2 67 (6.49%) Java
3 60 (5.81%) PowerShell
4 51 (4.94%) SQL
5 30 (2.90%) Bash Shell
6 29 (2.81%) Ruby
7 26 (2.52%) Perl
8 24 (2.32%) Shell Script
9 17 (1.65%) C
10 11 (1.06%) Scala
11 8 (0.77%) C++
11 8 (0.77%) JavaScript
12 6 (0.58%) Groovy
13 5 (0.48%) PHP
13 5 (0.48%) VB
14 4 (0.39%) C#
15 2 (0.19%) Go
15 2 (0.19%) Korn
15 2 (0.19%) Natural
15 2 (0.19%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 146 (14.13%) Cisco Certification
2 138 (13.36%) Security Cleared
3 109 (10.55%) SC Cleared
4 88 (8.52%) CCNP
5 64 (6.20%) Degree
6 61 (5.91%) CCNA
7 58 (5.61%) CCIE
8 34 (3.29%) Microsoft Certification
9 32 (3.10%) MCSE
10 24 (2.32%) ITIL Certification
11 22 (2.13%) Computer Science Degree
12 20 (1.94%) CISSP
13 17 (1.65%) AWS Certification
13 17 (1.65%) DV Cleared
13 17 (1.65%) PMI Certification
13 17 (1.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 14 (1.36%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 14 (1.36%) PMP
15 13 (1.26%) CISMP
16 12 (1.16%) CESG Certified Professional
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (3.39%) QA
2 28 (2.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 18 (1.74%) GDPR
4 17 (1.65%) SLA
5 15 (1.45%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 10 (0.97%) Data Quality
6 10 (0.97%) PMO
7 9 (0.87%) PCI DSS
8 8 (0.77%) COBIT
9 7 (0.68%) FedRAMP
10 6 (0.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 5 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 4 (0.39%) HIPAA
13 2 (0.19%) FISMA
13 2 (0.19%) Government Security Classifications
14 1 (0.097%) ISO 22301
14 1 (0.097%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 1 (0.097%) PMBOK
System Software
1 130 (12.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 90 (8.71%) Active Directory
3 69 (6.68%) Docker
4 68 (6.58%) vSphere
5 39 (3.78%) Hyper-V
6 30 (2.90%) XenDesktop
7 25 (2.42%) XenApp
8 22 (2.13%) VMware ESXi
9 20 (1.94%) Virtual Servers
10 18 (1.74%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 18 (1.74%) VMware NSX
11 15 (1.45%) Virtual Machines
12 13 (1.26%) Microsoft App-V
13 11 (1.06%) Virtual Desktop
14 10 (0.97%) vCloud
15 8 (0.77%) IAG
15 8 (0.77%) KVM
15 8 (0.77%) UAG
16 7 (0.68%) LXC
16 7 (0.68%) NFS
Systems Management
1 78 (7.55%) Ansible
2 59 (5.71%) SCCM
3 54 (5.23%) Puppet
4 51 (4.94%) Kubernetes
5 50 (4.84%) Opscode Chef
6 43 (4.16%) Terraform
7 27 (2.61%) SCOM
8 19 (1.84%) Microsoft Clustering
9 18 (1.74%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 17 (1.65%) Nagios
11 16 (1.55%) Single Sign-On
12 13 (1.26%) Cisco Prime
12 13 (1.26%) NetBackup
13 12 (1.16%) Prometheus
14 11 (1.06%) Salt
15 10 (0.97%) ZABBIX
16 9 (0.87%) vRealize
17 7 (0.68%) Mesos
17 7 (0.68%) Tivoli
18 6 (0.58%) Host Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 265 (25.65%) Cisco
2 216 (20.91%) VMware
3 138 (13.36%) Microsoft
4 91 (8.81%) Citrix
5 70 (6.78%) Red Hat
6 60 (5.81%) Oracle
7 58 (5.61%) HP
8 46 (4.45%) CheckPoint
9 43 (4.16%) Juniper
10 41 (3.97%) Palo Alto
11 36 (3.48%) F5
11 36 (3.48%) Google
11 36 (3.48%) IBM
12 34 (3.29%) EMC
13 33 (3.19%) Dell
13 33 (3.19%) SolarWinds
14 27 (2.61%) NetApp
15 25 (2.42%) SAP
16 20 (1.94%) Splunk
17 18 (1.74%) CA