Period
to 18 August 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 18 August 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
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 130 117 96
Rank change year-on-year -13 -21 -13
Contract jobs citing Data Centre 991 994 1,212
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 2.16% 2.31% 2.68%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.61% 5.96% 7.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 652 627 809
London median daily rate £475 £450 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% -3.23% +5.68%
10th Percentile £301 £272 £300
90th Percentile £675 £650 £625
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 8
London median hourly rate £28.00 £40.00 £21.05
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.00% +90.02% -15.80%
10th Percentile £16.60 £15.11 £10.20
90th Percentile £38.39 £86.18 £75.25
England median hourly rate £29.00 £15.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year +87.10% -35.42% +6.67%

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 17,677 16,686 17,061
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 38.54% 38.74% 37.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,634 11,839 12,215
London median daily rate £515 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £319 £313 £289
90th Percentile £700 £675 £650
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 271 227 224
London median hourly rate £23.50 £21.90 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.31% +9.50% -
10th Percentile £13.23 £12.66 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £49.51 £55.00
England median hourly rate £21.90 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +9.50% - +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 18 August 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 18 August 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 18 August 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 -44 149 £499 +2.31% 33
South London +13 92 £500 +81.82% 8
West London +9 62 £332 -20.54% 29
East London 0 21 £600 - 14
North London +2 5 £275 -38.89% 7
Data Centre
England

For the 6 months to 18 August 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.

1 300 (30.27%) Migration
2 292 (29.47%) Finance
3 286 (28.86%) Cisco
4 229 (23.11%) Firewall
5 221 (22.30%) Windows
6 197 (19.88%) VMware
7 190 (19.17%) Amazon AWS
8 182 (18.37%) Linux
9 166 (16.75%) WAN
10 160 (16.15%) ITIL
11 155 (15.64%) Cisco Certification
12 147 (14.83%) Microsoft
13 146 (14.73%) Microsoft Azure
14 136 (13.72%) Agile Software Development
15 134 (13.52%) LAN
16 132 (13.32%) Security Cleared
17 122 (12.31%) Project Management
18 118 (11.91%) VMware Infrastructure
19 112 (11.30%) SC Cleared
20 107 (10.80%) CCNP
21 101 (10.19%) DevOps
22 93 (9.38%) DNS
23 90 (9.08%) Active Directory
24 88 (8.88%) BGP
25 87 (8.78%) Citrix
26 84 (8.48%) Unix
27 83 (8.38%) Python
27 83 (8.38%) VPN
28 82 (8.27%) Network Security
29 81 (8.17%) Banking

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 44 (4.44%) MS Exchange
2 25 (2.52%) Skype for Business
3 24 (2.42%) Exchange Server 2010
4 19 (1.92%) IIS
5 18 (1.82%) Confluence
6 15 (1.51%) OpenStack
7 14 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2013
7 14 (1.41%) SharePoint
8 10 (1.01%) Apache
9 8 (0.81%) Apache Solr
10 6 (0.61%) Apache Spark
10 6 (0.61%) WebLogic
11 5 (0.50%) Tomcat
12 3 (0.30%) Mattermost
12 3 (0.30%) WebSphere
13 2 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2003
13 2 (0.20%) IBM Notes
13 2 (0.20%) JBoss
14 1 (0.10%) MQSeries
14 1 (0.10%) SAS
Applications
1 31 (3.13%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (1.61%) Microsoft Project
3 14 (1.41%) Microsoft Excel
4 13 (1.31%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 4 (0.40%) HipChat
7 3 (0.30%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (0.61%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.30%) RMDS
4 2 (0.20%) Concordance
4 2 (0.20%) Relativity
5 1 (0.10%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.10%) FLEXCUBE
5 1 (0.10%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.10%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 190 (19.17%) Amazon AWS
2 146 (14.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 76 (7.67%) Office 365
4 45 (4.54%) IaaS
5 31 (3.13%) PaaS
6 21 (2.12%) Serverless
7 20 (2.02%) AWS CloudFormation
7 20 (2.02%) SaaS
8 19 (1.92%) AWS Lambda
9 10 (1.01%) Azure Active Directory
9 10 (1.01%) Cloud Computing
10 9 (0.91%) OpenShift
11 8 (0.81%) Amazon ELB
11 8 (0.81%) GitHub
11 8 (0.81%) IBM Cloud
12 7 (0.71%) Google Cloud Platform
13 6 (0.61%) SoftLayer
14 5 (0.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 3 (0.30%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 3 (0.30%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 229 (23.11%) Firewall
2 166 (16.75%) WAN
3 134 (13.52%) LAN
4 93 (9.38%) DNS
5 88 (8.88%) BGP
6 83 (8.38%) VPN
7 82 (8.27%) Network Security
8 79 (7.97%) Wireless
9 67 (6.76%) SAN
10 65 (6.56%) Cisco Nexus
11 64 (6.46%) OSPF
12 58 (5.85%) MPLS
13 54 (5.45%) DHCP
14 50 (5.05%) TCP/IP
15 48 (4.84%) Cisco ASA
16 43 (4.34%) Internet
17 36 (3.63%) EIGRP
18 34 (3.43%) VLAN
19 29 (2.93%) Wireshark
20 27 (2.72%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (5.45%) SQL Server
2 29 (2.93%) Big Data
3 19 (1.92%) Hadoop
4 18 (1.82%) Relational Database
5 16 (1.61%) MongoDB
6 15 (1.51%) NoSQL
7 13 (1.31%) Apache Cassandra
7 13 (1.31%) Oracle Database
8 12 (1.21%) HBase
9 11 (1.11%) RDBMS
10 10 (1.01%) MySQL
10 10 (1.01%) SQL Server 2008
11 8 (0.81%) BusinessObjects
11 8 (0.81%) PostgreSQL
12 7 (0.71%) Amazon RDS
12 7 (0.71%) SQL Server 2012
13 6 (0.61%) Data Warehouse
13 6 (0.61%) SQL Server 2014
14 4 (0.40%) Data Lake
15 3 (0.30%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 37 (3.73%) JIRA
2 28 (2.83%) Jenkins
3 14 (1.41%) Git (software)
4 11 (1.11%) Cucumber
5 8 (0.81%) Zephyr
6 7 (0.71%) GoogleTest
6 7 (0.71%) JMeter
7 6 (0.61%) Gatling
7 6 (0.61%) LoadRunner
8 5 (0.50%) Bitbucket
8 5 (0.50%) Sonatype Nexus
9 4 (0.40%) JUnit
9 4 (0.40%) Selenium
9 4 (0.40%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (0.40%) TeamCity
9 4 (0.40%) Vagrant
10 3 (0.30%) FishEye
10 3 (0.30%) Grunt
10 3 (0.30%) ScriptRunner
10 3 (0.30%) Visual Studio
General
1 292 (29.47%) Finance
2 81 (8.17%) Banking
3 53 (5.35%) Telecoms
4 28 (2.83%) Retail
5 21 (2.12%) Investment Banking
5 21 (2.12%) Legal
6 19 (1.92%) Law
7 18 (1.82%) Financial Institution
8 9 (0.91%) Marketing
8 9 (0.91%) Retail Banking
9 8 (0.81%) Games
9 8 (0.81%) Local Government
9 8 (0.81%) Private Banking
10 5 (0.50%) Front Office
10 5 (0.50%) Manufacturing
10 5 (0.50%) Multimedia
11 4 (0.40%) Publishing
12 3 (0.30%) Advertising
12 3 (0.30%) Billing
12 3 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 151 (15.24%) Network Engineer
2 141 (14.23%) Architect
3 118 (11.91%) Project Manager
4 84 (8.48%) Infrastructure Manager
5 71 (7.16%) Consultant
6 57 (5.75%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 54 (5.45%) Data Centre Manager
8 49 (4.94%) Cisco Engineer
8 49 (4.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 47 (4.74%) Data Centre Engineer
10 40 (4.04%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 40 (4.04%) DevOps Engineer
11 37 (3.73%) Senior Network Engineer
12 36 (3.63%) Security Engineer
13 30 (3.03%) Administrator
13 30 (3.03%) Analyst
13 30 (3.03%) Solutions Architect
14 29 (2.93%) Cloud Engineer
15 28 (2.83%) Security Architect
16 27 (2.72%) Data Centre Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (3.13%) Web Services
2 24 (2.42%) Middleware
3 23 (2.32%) REST
4 17 (1.72%) 802.1X
4 17 (1.72%) Kafka
4 17 (1.72%) LDAP
5 16 (1.61%) .NET
5 16 (1.61%) JSON
5 16 (1.61%) SOAP
6 15 (1.51%) RESTful
7 14 (1.41%) XML
8 10 (1.01%) J2EE
9 8 (0.81%) SAML
10 7 (0.71%) Gherkin
10 7 (0.71%) Swagger
11 6 (0.61%) HTML
11 6 (0.61%) OAuth
11 6 (0.61%) XMPP
12 5 (0.50%) YAML
13 4 (0.40%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 63 (6.36%) Public Cloud
2 48 (4.84%) Analytical Skills
3 41 (4.14%) Clustering
4 29 (2.93%) Computer Science
5 27 (2.72%) PKI
6 21 (2.12%) Private Cloud
6 21 (2.12%) Self-Motivation
7 19 (1.92%) Hybrid Cloud
8 17 (1.72%) Management Information System
8 17 (1.72%) Replication
9 16 (1.61%) Virtual Team
10 13 (1.31%) Fintech
11 10 (1.01%) Linux Command Line
12 9 (0.91%) Enterprise Storage
12 9 (0.91%) Hedge funds
13 8 (0.81%) CLARiiON
14 7 (0.71%) CMDB
14 7 (0.71%) Data Structures
15 6 (0.61%) Greenfield Project
15 6 (0.61%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 221 (22.30%) Windows
2 182 (18.37%) Linux
3 84 (8.48%) Unix
4 81 (8.17%) Windows Server
5 49 (4.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 41 (4.14%) Windows Server 2008
7 31 (3.13%) Solaris
7 31 (3.13%) Windows 10
8 22 (2.22%) Windows Server 2012
9 16 (1.61%) CentOS
10 15 (1.51%) Windows Server 2003
11 13 (1.31%) AIX
11 13 (1.31%) Windows 7
12 9 (0.91%) SUSE
13 7 (0.71%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 6 (0.61%) CoreOS
15 5 (0.50%) Mac OS
16 3 (0.30%) Ubuntu
17 2 (0.20%) Debian
17 2 (0.20%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 300 (30.27%) Migration
2 160 (16.15%) ITIL
3 136 (13.72%) Agile Software Development
4 122 (12.31%) Project Management
5 101 (10.19%) DevOps
6 77 (7.77%) PRINCE2
7 71 (7.16%) Disaster Recovery
8 65 (6.56%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 64 (6.46%) Network Design
10 62 (6.26%) Stakeholder Management
11 50 (5.05%) Load Balancing
12 49 (4.94%) Configuration Management
13 44 (4.44%) Service Management
14 43 (4.34%) Change Management
15 41 (4.14%) Problem-Solving
16 40 (4.04%) Programme Management
17 37 (3.73%) Information Security
17 37 (3.73%) Microservices
18 36 (3.63%) Scrum
19 31 (3.13%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 83 (8.38%) Python
2 63 (6.36%) PowerShell
3 59 (5.95%) SQL
4 57 (5.75%) Java
5 27 (2.72%) Shell Script
6 19 (1.92%) Bash Shell
6 19 (1.92%) Ruby
7 18 (1.82%) Perl
8 14 (1.41%) C
9 12 (1.21%) C++
10 11 (1.11%) Scala
11 7 (0.71%) C#
11 7 (0.71%) VB
12 6 (0.61%) JavaScript
13 5 (0.50%) Groovy
14 2 (0.20%) COBOL
14 2 (0.20%) Korn
14 2 (0.20%) Natural
14 2 (0.20%) VB6
15 1 (0.10%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 155 (15.64%) Cisco Certification
2 132 (13.32%) Security Cleared
3 112 (11.30%) SC Cleared
4 107 (10.80%) CCNP
5 63 (6.36%) CCNA
6 61 (6.16%) Degree
7 60 (6.05%) CCIE
8 24 (2.42%) Microsoft Certification
9 21 (2.12%) Computer Science Degree
9 21 (2.12%) ITIL Certification
10 20 (2.02%) CISSP
10 20 (2.02%) MCSE
11 19 (1.92%) PMI Certification
11 19 (1.92%) PMP
12 15 (1.51%) AWS Certification
13 14 (1.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 13 (1.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 12 (1.21%) CESG Certified Professional
15 12 (1.21%) CISMP
16 11 (1.11%) CCIE Data Center
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (3.03%) QA
2 28 (2.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 22 (2.22%) SLA
4 15 (1.51%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 14 (1.41%) GDPR
6 13 (1.31%) PCI DSS
7 10 (1.01%) PMO
8 9 (0.91%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 8 (0.81%) COBIT
10 7 (0.71%) Data Quality
10 7 (0.71%) GCP
11 4 (0.40%) HIPAA
11 4 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 2 (0.20%) FedRAMP
12 2 (0.20%) FISMA
12 2 (0.20%) Government Security Classifications
12 2 (0.20%) ISAE 3402
13 1 (0.10%) GPG13
13 1 (0.10%) HMG Infosec
13 1 (0.10%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 118 (11.91%) VMware Infrastructure
2 90 (9.08%) Active Directory
3 57 (5.75%) Docker
3 57 (5.75%) vSphere
4 35 (3.53%) Hyper-V
5 30 (3.03%) XenApp
6 23 (2.32%) XenDesktop
7 22 (2.22%) VMware NSX
8 18 (1.82%) Microsoft App-V
9 17 (1.72%) VMware ESXi
10 16 (1.61%) Virtual Machines
11 15 (1.51%) Virtual Desktop
11 15 (1.51%) Virtual Servers
12 11 (1.11%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 9 (0.91%) vCloud
14 8 (0.81%) IAG
14 8 (0.81%) KVM
14 8 (0.81%) NFS
14 8 (0.81%) UAG
15 7 (0.71%) LXC
Systems Management
1 67 (6.76%) SCCM
2 58 (5.85%) Ansible
3 52 (5.25%) Opscode Chef
4 43 (4.34%) Puppet
5 42 (4.24%) Kubernetes
6 34 (3.43%) Terraform
7 33 (3.33%) SCOM
8 19 (1.92%) Microsoft Clustering
9 18 (1.82%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 14 (1.41%) Single Sign-On
11 13 (1.31%) Cisco Prime
12 11 (1.11%) NetBackup
13 10 (1.01%) Mesos
13 10 (1.01%) Salt
14 8 (0.81%) Marathon
15 6 (0.61%) Nagios
15 6 (0.61%) Prometheus
15 6 (0.61%) vRealize
15 6 (0.61%) ZABBIX
16 5 (0.50%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 286 (28.86%) Cisco
2 197 (19.88%) VMware
3 147 (14.83%) Microsoft
4 87 (8.78%) Citrix
5 60 (6.05%) HP
5 60 (6.05%) Red Hat
6 55 (5.55%) F5
7 50 (5.05%) CheckPoint
8 47 (4.74%) Oracle
9 46 (4.64%) EMC
9 46 (4.64%) Juniper
10 40 (4.04%) Palo Alto
11 32 (3.23%) SolarWinds
12 31 (3.13%) Dell
13 30 (3.03%) NetApp
14 26 (2.62%) Splunk
15 25 (2.52%) IBM
15 25 (2.52%) Remedy
16 23 (2.32%) Google
17 20 (2.02%) Infoblox