Period
to

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 15 August 2022 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
15 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 135 166 122
Rank change year-on-year +31 -44 +21
Contract jobs citing Data Centre 824 538 334
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 2.08% 1.73% 2.25%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.00% 5.10% 6.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 590 391 251
10th Percentile £363 £375 £313
25th Percentile £450 £439 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £540 £520 £475
Median % change year-on-year +3.85% +9.47% -5.00%
75th Percentile £638 £630 £575
90th Percentile £738 £719 £638
England median daily rate £525 £489 £450
% change year-on-year +7.42% +8.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 1
10th Percentile £22.63 £17.50 -
25th Percentile £23.53 £19.75 £32.06
Median hourly rate £44.38 £23.50 £34.13
Median % change year-on-year +88.83% -31.14% +6.64%
75th Percentile £63.44 £36.59 £36.19
90th Percentile £73.13 £57.46 -
England median hourly rate £39.50 £38.25 £30.00
% change year-on-year +3.27% +27.50% +57.77%

Data Centre is in the General and Transferable 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 Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 13,739 10,558 5,368
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 34.66% 33.93% 36.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,013 7,520 3,924
10th Percentile £400 £363 £325
25th Percentile £498 £455 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £550 £550
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%
75th Percentile £738 £675 £660
90th Percentile £825 £750 £750
England median daily rate £550 £521 £500
% change year-on-year +5.57% +4.20% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 156 150 78
10th Percentile £17.04 £14.23 £14.20
25th Percentile £23.91 £20.00 £22.06
Median hourly rate £36.36 £30.50 £38.50
Median % change year-on-year +19.21% -20.78% +67.90%
75th Percentile £55.66 £44.13 £47.75
90th Percentile £67.81 £59.78 £53.75
England median hourly rate £26.50 £24.18 £27.50
% change year-on-year +9.62% -12.09% +30.95%

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 15 August 2022.

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 15 August 2022.

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 15 August 2022. 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
Jobs
Central London +18 113 £540 -1.82% 47
West London +2 12 £540 +20.67% 6
South London -18 6 £460 +11.52% 3
East London -11 2 £450 +32.35% 10
Data Centre
England

For the 6 months to 15 August 2022, 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.

1 322 (39.08%) Migration
2 257 (31.19%) Finance
3 210 (25.49%) Azure
4 190 (23.06%) VMware
5 165 (20.02%) Firewall
6 163 (19.78%) Cisco
6 163 (19.78%) Microsoft
7 162 (19.66%) Social Skills
8 156 (18.93%) AWS
9 140 (16.99%) Agile
10 139 (16.87%) VMware Infrastructure
11 135 (16.38%) Windows
12 118 (14.32%) Linux
12 118 (14.32%) Project Management
13 109 (13.23%) WAN
14 102 (12.38%) LAN
15 94 (11.41%) Python
16 89 (10.80%) ITIL
16 89 (10.80%) Banking
17 85 (10.32%) Security Cleared
18 78 (9.47%) SC Cleared
19 74 (8.98%) Windows Server
20 73 (8.86%) Stakeholder Management
21 72 (8.74%) PowerShell
22 71 (8.62%) DevOps
23 68 (8.25%) Project Delivery
24 67 (8.13%) Network Security
25 65 (7.89%) Active Directory
26 63 (7.65%) VPN
27 61 (7.40%) Degree

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 28 (3.40%) WebSphere
2 27 (3.28%) SharePoint
3 20 (2.43%) Confluence
4 13 (1.58%) Apache Spark
5 11 (1.33%) Apache
5 11 (1.33%) OpenStack
6 6 (0.73%) Apache Airflow
6 6 (0.73%) MS Exchange
7 5 (0.61%) Luigi
8 3 (0.36%) Cloud Foundry
8 3 (0.36%) MTS
8 3 (0.36%) nginx
8 3 (0.36%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (0.36%) Skype for Business
9 2 (0.24%) IIS
9 2 (0.24%) JBoss
9 2 (0.24%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.12%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.12%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.12%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 25 (3.03%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (2.18%) Microsoft Project
3 14 (1.70%) Microsoft Excel
4 9 (1.09%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (0.36%) AutoCAD
6 3 (0.36%) Chatbot
7 2 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.12%) Revit
Business Applications
1 4 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (0.49%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
1 4 (0.49%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.36%) BondVision
2 3 (0.36%) RMDS
3 2 (0.24%) R3 Corda
4 1 (0.12%) CA PPM
4 1 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.12%) Fidessa
4 1 (0.12%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.12%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.12%) SnowdropKCS
Cloud Services
1 210 (25.49%) Azure
2 156 (18.93%) AWS
3 53 (6.43%) Microsoft 365
4 50 (6.07%) SaaS
5 40 (4.85%) GCP
6 34 (4.13%) IaaS
7 27 (3.28%) Azure Active Directory
8 23 (2.79%) PaaS
9 16 (1.94%) Azure DevOps
10 12 (1.46%) Power Platform
11 11 (1.33%) Cloud Computing
12 10 (1.21%) OneDrive
12 10 (1.21%) OpenShift
12 10 (1.21%) Serverless
13 9 (1.09%) Azure ExpressRoute
14 8 (0.97%) AWS CloudFormation
15 7 (0.85%) Amazon Kinesis
16 6 (0.73%) AWS Direct Connect
16 6 (0.73%) Azure Functions
17 5 (0.61%) Pulumi
Communications & Networking
1 165 (20.02%) Firewall
2 109 (13.23%) WAN
3 102 (12.38%) LAN
4 67 (8.13%) Network Security
5 63 (7.65%) VPN
6 47 (5.70%) BGP
6 47 (5.70%) Internet
6 47 (5.70%) Wireless
7 43 (5.22%) DNS
8 40 (4.85%) MPLS
9 36 (4.37%) TCP/IP
10 35 (4.25%) OSPF
11 33 (4.00%) VSAN
12 30 (3.64%) Multicast
12 30 (3.64%) SD-WAN
13 24 (2.91%) Cisco Nexus
13 24 (2.91%) Ethernet
13 24 (2.91%) SAN
14 23 (2.79%) VXLAN
15 20 (2.43%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (3.28%) SQL Server
2 25 (3.03%) DB2
3 15 (1.82%) PostgreSQL
4 13 (1.58%) Relational Database
5 11 (1.33%) NoSQL
6 10 (1.21%) Power BI
7 8 (0.97%) Delta Lake
8 6 (0.73%) Apache Cassandra
8 6 (0.73%) Big Data
8 6 (0.73%) Hadoop
8 6 (0.73%) Metadata
9 5 (0.61%) Azkaban
9 5 (0.61%) RDBMS
9 5 (0.61%) Spark SQL
10 4 (0.49%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (0.36%) Elasticsearch
11 3 (0.36%) MySQL
11 3 (0.36%) Tableau
12 2 (0.24%) MongoDB
12 2 (0.24%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 51 (6.19%) JIRA
2 24 (2.91%) Git (software)
2 24 (2.91%) Jenkins
3 22 (2.67%) Bitbucket
4 20 (2.43%) GitLab
5 16 (1.94%) SonarQube
5 16 (1.94%) Sonatype Nexus
6 9 (1.09%) Crucible
6 9 (1.09%) Team Foundation Server
7 8 (0.97%) FishEye
8 5 (0.61%) TeamCity
9 4 (0.49%) Artifactory
10 3 (0.36%) RSpec
11 2 (0.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 2 (0.24%) Snyk
11 2 (0.24%) Terragrunt
12 1 (0.12%) git-flow
12 1 (0.12%) JUnit
12 1 (0.12%) Maven
12 1 (0.12%) Subversion
General
1 257 (31.19%) Finance
2 162 (19.66%) Social Skills
3 89 (10.80%) Banking
4 45 (5.46%) Telecoms
5 44 (5.34%) Analytical Skills
6 35 (4.25%) Public Sector
7 29 (3.52%) Influencing Skills
8 21 (2.55%) Presentation Skills
9 16 (1.94%) Financial Institution
10 14 (1.70%) Investment Banking
11 11 (1.33%) Inclusion and Diversity
12 9 (1.09%) Organisational Skills
13 8 (0.97%) Digital Economy
13 8 (0.97%) Legal
14 7 (0.85%) Documentation Skills
14 7 (0.85%) Publishing
15 6 (0.73%) Retail
16 5 (0.61%) General Ledger
16 5 (0.61%) German Language
17 4 (0.49%) Law
Job Titles
1 167 (20.27%) Project Manager
2 161 (19.54%) Architect
3 73 (8.86%) Network Engineer
4 62 (7.52%) Infrastructure Architect
5 48 (5.83%) Data Centre Manager
5 48 (5.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 45 (5.46%) Data Centre Project Manager
7 43 (5.22%) Infrastructure Manager
8 37 (4.49%) Analyst
9 36 (4.37%) Infrastructure Project Manager
10 30 (3.64%) Consultant
10 30 (3.64%) Data Centre Engineer
11 25 (3.03%) Network Infrastructure Architect
11 25 (3.03%) Solutions Architect
12 24 (2.91%) DevOps Engineer
12 24 (2.91%) Senior Manager
12 24 (2.91%) Senior Project Manager
13 23 (2.79%) Network Architect
13 23 (2.79%) Technical Manager
14 22 (2.67%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (3.03%) WebSphere MQ
2 12 (1.46%) 802.1X
3 10 (1.21%) ARM Templates
4 9 (1.09%) RESTful
5 8 (0.97%) Angular 2
5 8 (0.97%) Kafka
5 8 (0.97%) MicroProfile
5 8 (0.97%) Middleware
6 6 (0.73%) Node.js
7 5 (0.61%) SailPoint
7 5 (0.61%) SAML
7 5 (0.61%) Web Services
7 5 (0.61%) YAML
8 4 (0.49%) JSON
8 4 (0.49%) XML
9 3 (0.36%) .NET
9 3 (0.36%) HTML
10 2 (0.24%) LDAP
10 2 (0.24%) SOAP
10 2 (0.24%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 57 (6.92%) Public Cloud
2 41 (4.98%) Management Information System
3 38 (4.61%) Private Cloud
4 25 (3.03%) Hybrid Cloud
5 17 (2.06%) Data Protection Act
6 16 (1.94%) Client/Server
7 15 (1.82%) Cloud Native
7 15 (1.82%) PMI
7 15 (1.82%) Replication
7 15 (1.82%) Virtual Team
8 14 (1.70%) Self-Motivation
9 11 (1.33%) Clustering
9 11 (1.33%) Enterprise Storage
10 10 (1.21%) Greenfield Project
11 9 (1.09%) PKI
11 9 (1.09%) User Experience
11 9 (1.09%) VxBlock/Vblock
12 7 (0.85%) Data Structures
12 7 (0.85%) Mainframe
12 7 (0.85%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 135 (16.38%) Windows
2 118 (14.32%) Linux
3 74 (8.98%) Windows Server
4 40 (4.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 38 (4.61%) Unix
6 14 (1.70%) Windows 10
7 12 (1.46%) VMS
7 12 (1.46%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (1.33%) Windows Server 2016
9 7 (0.85%) Windows Server 2019
10 6 (0.73%) AIX
11 5 (0.61%) CentOS
11 5 (0.61%) HPUX
11 5 (0.61%) Windows Server 2008
12 3 (0.36%) Solaris
12 3 (0.36%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.24%) Android
13 2 (0.24%) Debian
13 2 (0.24%) Oracle Linux
13 2 (0.24%) OS/2
Processes & Methodologies
1 322 (39.08%) Migration
2 140 (16.99%) Agile
3 118 (14.32%) Project Management
4 89 (10.80%) ITIL
5 73 (8.86%) Stakeholder Management
6 71 (8.62%) DevOps
7 68 (8.25%) Project Delivery
8 56 (6.80%) PRINCE2
8 56 (6.80%) Risk Management
9 55 (6.67%) Service Management
10 48 (5.83%) Change Management
11 47 (5.70%) CI/CD
11 47 (5.70%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 45 (5.46%) Problem-Solving
13 44 (5.34%) Load Balancing
14 41 (4.98%) Disaster Recovery
15 35 (4.25%) ITSM
16 34 (4.13%) Scrum
17 30 (3.64%) Dependency Management
17 30 (3.64%) Infrastructure as Code
Programming Languages
1 94 (11.41%) Python
2 72 (8.74%) PowerShell
3 44 (5.34%) SQL
4 33 (4.00%) Bash
5 20 (2.43%) Java
6 14 (1.70%) C
7 13 (1.58%) Scala
8 11 (1.33%) JavaScript
9 9 (1.09%) Shell Script
10 7 (0.85%) Perl
11 5 (0.61%) C#
11 5 (0.61%) C++
11 5 (0.61%) Go
11 5 (0.61%) Ruby
12 4 (0.49%) PHP
13 3 (0.36%) Kotlin
14 2 (0.24%) Lisp
14 2 (0.24%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.24%) sed
14 2 (0.24%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 85 (10.32%) Security Cleared
2 78 (9.47%) SC Cleared
3 61 (7.40%) Degree
4 56 (6.80%) Cisco Certification
5 27 (3.28%) PMI Certification
6 25 (3.03%) CCNP
7 23 (2.79%) PMP
8 19 (2.31%) CCIE
9 17 (2.06%) CCNA
9 17 (2.06%) TOGAF Certification
10 15 (1.82%) ITIL Certification
11 14 (1.70%) RHCA
12 11 (1.33%) CCIE Routing and Switching
12 11 (1.33%) Master's Degree
12 11 (1.33%) Microsoft Certification
13 10 (1.21%) Computer Science Degree
13 10 (1.21%) DV Cleared
13 10 (1.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 8 (0.97%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 6 (0.73%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (3.52%) PMO
2 16 (1.94%) SLA
3 9 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (0.85%) GDPR
4 7 (0.85%) QA
5 5 (0.61%) ISO 9001
6 4 (0.49%) ISO 22301
7 2 (0.24%) DICOM
7 2 (0.24%) HL7
7 2 (0.24%) PMBOK
8 1 (0.12%) COBIT
8 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.12%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 139 (16.87%) VMware Infrastructure
2 65 (7.89%) Active Directory
3 52 (6.31%) vSphere
4 46 (5.58%) VMware ESXi
5 40 (4.85%) Docker
6 35 (4.25%) VMware NSX
7 27 (3.28%) Virtual Machines
8 12 (1.46%) Hyper-V
8 12 (1.46%) vCloud
9 4 (0.49%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 4 (0.49%) Firmware
9 4 (0.49%) NFS
9 4 (0.49%) Virtual Servers
10 3 (0.36%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 3 (0.36%) Oracle RAC
10 3 (0.36%) Virtual Desktop
11 2 (0.24%) iptables
11 2 (0.24%) Samba
11 2 (0.24%) Terminal Server
12 1 (0.12%) KVM
Systems Management
1 52 (6.31%) Kubernetes
2 46 (5.58%) Ansible
2 46 (5.58%) Terraform
3 31 (3.76%) vCenter Server
4 24 (2.91%) Microsoft Intune
5 23 (2.79%) vRealize
6 21 (2.55%) Puppet
7 19 (2.31%) SCCM
7 19 (2.31%) VxRail
8 17 (2.06%) Opscode Chef
9 10 (1.21%) SCOM
10 9 (1.09%) Active Directory Federation Services
10 9 (1.09%) Salt
11 8 (0.97%) Single Sign-On
11 8 (0.97%) vRealize Orchestrator
12 6 (0.73%) EMC VPLEX
12 6 (0.73%) NetBackup
13 5 (0.61%) Cisco CUCM
13 5 (0.61%) Packer
14 4 (0.49%) Grafana
Vendors
1 190 (23.06%) VMware
2 163 (19.78%) Cisco
2 163 (19.78%) Microsoft
3 56 (6.80%) Oracle
4 51 (6.19%) Citrix
5 46 (5.58%) Juniper
6 44 (5.34%) Red Hat
7 40 (4.85%) CheckPoint
8 37 (4.49%) Palo Alto
9 36 (4.37%) F5
10 33 (4.00%) Dell
11 31 (3.76%) IBM
12 29 (3.52%) NetApp
13 25 (3.03%) HP
14 21 (2.55%) Google
15 19 (2.31%) ServiceNow
16 15 (1.82%) Aruba
17 14 (1.70%) Bloomberg
18 13 (1.58%) Meraki
19 12 (1.46%) Atlassian