Period
to 24 March 2019

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 24 March 2019 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
24 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 145 135 114
Rank change year-on-year -10 -21 -3
Contract jobs citing Data Centre 827 985 916
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.94% 2.10% 2.26%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.26% 5.60% 6.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 542 659 553
London median daily rate £500 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £310 £275 £313
90th Percentile £674 £653 £625
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 11 19
London median hourly rate £29.00 £22.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.82% -8.33% -23.20%
10th Percentile £12.25 £13.75 £13.85
90th Percentile £56.10 £37.99 £60.75
England median hourly rate £21.76 £22.50 £21.62
% change year-on-year -3.29% +4.09% -43.12%

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 15,726 17,579 14,688
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 36.88% 37.40% 36.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,213 12,661 10,239
London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +2.15%
10th Percentile £324 £313 £300
90th Percentile £700 £688 £669
England median daily rate £475 £465 £440
% change year-on-year +2.15% +5.68% +3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 248 296 254
London median hourly rate £23.87 £22.50 £24.41
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.07% -7.82% +21.75%
10th Percentile £13.18 £12.41 £12.75
90th Percentile £50.19 £48.38 £51.25
England median hourly rate £20.25 £21.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year -7.56% +9.50% -3.03%

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 24 March 2019.

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 24 March 2019.

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 24 March 2019. 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 -9 161 £480 +1.05% 27
West London +53 60 £475 +26.67% 6
South London -36 25 £500 +25.00% 6
East London -44 23 £500 +5.26% 11
North London 0 15 £425 +18.06%
Data Centre
England

For the 6 months to 24 March 2019, 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.

1 258 (31.20%) Migration
2 222 (26.84%) Cisco
3 195 (23.58%) Firewall
4 182 (22.01%) Windows
5 180 (21.77%) Linux
6 179 (21.64%) Amazon AWS
7 166 (20.07%) WAN
8 153 (18.50%) LAN
9 149 (18.02%) Finance
10 147 (17.78%) VMware
11 139 (16.81%) Cisco Certification
12 135 (16.32%) Microsoft Azure
13 125 (15.11%) Security Cleared
14 120 (14.51%) Microsoft
15 116 (14.03%) Python
15 116 (14.03%) Agile Software Development
16 103 (12.45%) VPN
17 98 (11.85%) Active Directory
18 96 (11.61%) VMware Infrastructure
19 94 (11.37%) ITIL
20 93 (11.25%) BGP
20 93 (11.25%) SC Cleared
21 92 (11.12%) DevOps
22 83 (10.04%) TCP/IP
23 82 (9.92%) DNS
23 82 (9.92%) Unix
23 82 (9.92%) OSPF
24 81 (9.79%) Ansible
25 78 (9.43%) Wireless
26 76 (9.19%) Java

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 24 (2.90%) Apache
1 24 (2.90%) nginx
2 19 (2.30%) IIS
3 17 (2.06%) MS Exchange
3 17 (2.06%) SharePoint
4 15 (1.81%) Apache Qpid
4 15 (1.81%) Drupal
5 11 (1.33%) Elasticsearch
6 10 (1.21%) Confluence
6 10 (1.21%) Tomcat
7 9 (1.09%) WebLogic
8 7 (0.85%) OpenStack
8 7 (0.85%) Oracle Service Bus
8 7 (0.85%) Skype for Business
9 6 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2013
9 6 (0.73%) JBoss
10 5 (0.60%) IBM Notes
11 3 (0.36%) Apache Solr
11 3 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2010
12 2 (0.24%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 23 (2.78%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (1.69%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (1.69%) MS Visio
3 10 (1.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (0.97%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.12%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.12%) Revit
Business Applications
1 3 (0.36%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.12%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 179 (21.64%) Amazon AWS
2 135 (16.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 44 (5.32%) Office 365
4 37 (4.47%) PaaS
5 32 (3.87%) Google Cloud Platform
6 30 (3.63%) GitHub
7 25 (3.02%) Azure Active Directory
7 25 (3.02%) IaaS
8 22 (2.66%) Cloud Computing
8 22 (2.66%) SaaS
9 20 (2.42%) AWS CloudFormation
10 19 (2.30%) Apigee
10 19 (2.30%) Quay.io
11 14 (1.69%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 11 (1.33%) Amazon EC2
12 11 (1.33%) Serverless
13 10 (1.21%) AWS Lambda
13 10 (1.21%) OpenShift
14 6 (0.73%) Amazon ELB
14 6 (0.73%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 195 (23.58%) Firewall
2 166 (20.07%) WAN
3 153 (18.50%) LAN
4 103 (12.45%) VPN
5 93 (11.25%) BGP
6 83 (10.04%) TCP/IP
7 82 (9.92%) DNS
7 82 (9.92%) OSPF
8 78 (9.43%) Wireless
9 68 (8.22%) Cisco Nexus
10 67 (8.10%) MPLS
11 59 (7.13%) SAN
12 43 (5.20%) DHCP
13 42 (5.08%) Network Security
14 40 (4.84%) SSL
15 39 (4.72%) WLAN
16 38 (4.59%) Internet
17 32 (3.87%) HTTP
18 31 (3.75%) IPsec
18 31 (3.75%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (7.26%) PostgreSQL
2 57 (6.89%) SQL Server
3 31 (3.75%) NoSQL
4 17 (2.06%) MySQL
5 16 (1.93%) Big Data
6 11 (1.33%) Adabas
7 10 (1.21%) Relational Database
8 8 (0.97%) BusinessObjects
9 7 (0.85%) Apache Cassandra
9 7 (0.85%) Data Warehouse
9 7 (0.85%) Oracle Database
9 7 (0.85%) Oracle Database 12c
10 6 (0.73%) Amazon RDS
10 6 (0.73%) Oracle Reports
11 4 (0.48%) MongoDB
11 4 (0.48%) RDBMS
11 4 (0.48%) SAP BW
11 4 (0.48%) SAP HANA
11 4 (0.48%) SQL Server 2012
11 4 (0.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 47 (5.68%) Git (software)
2 30 (3.63%) GitLab
3 22 (2.66%) Jenkins
4 21 (2.54%) Artifactory
5 16 (1.93%) JIRA
6 9 (1.09%) Sonatype Nexus
7 5 (0.60%) Gradle
8 4 (0.48%) Visual Studio Team System
9 3 (0.36%) ScriptRunner
9 3 (0.36%) Zephyr
10 2 (0.24%) Hudson
10 2 (0.24%) Maven
10 2 (0.24%) SonarQube
10 2 (0.24%) Subversion
10 2 (0.24%) TeamCity
10 2 (0.24%) WebLogic Workshop
11 1 (0.12%) Ant
11 1 (0.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 1 (0.12%) ERwin
11 1 (0.12%) Visual Studio
General
1 149 (18.02%) Finance
2 51 (6.17%) Banking
3 46 (5.56%) Telecoms
4 25 (3.02%) Retail
5 17 (2.06%) Investment Banking
6 16 (1.93%) Law
7 12 (1.45%) Manufacturing
8 9 (1.09%) Multimedia
9 8 (0.97%) Electronics
9 8 (0.97%) Marketing
9 8 (0.97%) Publishing
10 6 (0.73%) Financial Institution
10 6 (0.73%) Legal
10 6 (0.73%) Local Government
11 4 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
12 3 (0.36%) General Ledger
13 2 (0.24%) Back Office
13 2 (0.24%) Billing
14 1 (0.12%) Advertising
14 1 (0.12%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 200 (24.18%) Architect
2 108 (13.06%) Network Engineer
3 86 (10.40%) Project Manager
4 47 (5.68%) Analyst
4 47 (5.68%) Technical Architect
5 39 (4.72%) Cisco Engineer
5 39 (4.72%) Network Architect
6 38 (4.59%) DevOps Engineer
6 38 (4.59%) Infrastructure Manager
7 35 (4.23%) Consultant
7 35 (4.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 34 (4.11%) Cloud Architect
8 34 (4.11%) Data Centre Engineer
9 33 (3.99%) Infrastructure Project Manager
10 32 (3.87%) Infrastructure Architect
11 31 (3.75%) Systems Engineer
12 30 (3.63%) Cisco Network Engineer
13 28 (3.39%) Data Centre Architect
14 26 (3.14%) Senior Network Engineer
14 26 (3.14%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (6.29%) REST
1 52 (6.29%) SOAP
2 45 (5.44%) RESTful
3 28 (3.39%) Elastic Stack
3 28 (3.39%) Web Services
4 19 (2.30%) Middleware
5 18 (2.18%) .NET
5 18 (2.18%) OAuth
6 15 (1.81%) OAuth2
7 13 (1.57%) 802.1X
7 13 (1.57%) HTML
7 13 (1.57%) Node.js
8 12 (1.45%) CSS
8 12 (1.45%) LDAP
9 9 (1.09%) XML
10 8 (0.97%) J2EE
10 8 (0.97%) Keycloak
10 8 (0.97%) Oracle GoldenGate
10 8 (0.97%) RabbitMQ
11 7 (0.85%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 52 (6.29%) Public Cloud
2 41 (4.96%) Analytical Skills
3 28 (3.39%) Self-Motivation
4 23 (2.78%) Mainframe
5 20 (2.42%) Management Information System
6 13 (1.57%) Hybrid Cloud
7 12 (1.45%) Virtual Team
8 11 (1.33%) Private Cloud
9 10 (1.21%) Blog
9 10 (1.21%) Clustering
10 7 (0.85%) Cloud Native
10 7 (0.85%) PKI
11 6 (0.73%) Blackberry
11 6 (0.73%) Mobile App
11 6 (0.73%) Replication
11 6 (0.73%) Tandem
12 5 (0.60%) CLARiiON
12 5 (0.60%) Enterprise Cloud
12 5 (0.60%) NHS
12 5 (0.60%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 182 (22.01%) Windows
2 180 (21.77%) Linux
3 82 (9.92%) Unix
4 54 (6.53%) Windows Server
5 35 (4.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 33 (3.99%) Windows Server 2012
7 29 (3.51%) Windows Server 2008
8 28 (3.39%) Windows 10
9 25 (3.02%) CoreOS
10 16 (1.93%) Windows 7
11 12 (1.45%) Solaris
12 11 (1.33%) Mac OS
12 11 (1.33%) Windows Server 2003
13 8 (0.97%) CentOS
14 7 (0.85%) Android
15 6 (0.73%) Ubuntu
16 4 (0.48%) Apple iOS
17 2 (0.24%) Debian
17 2 (0.24%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
17 2 (0.24%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 258 (31.20%) Migration
2 116 (14.03%) Agile Software Development
3 94 (11.37%) ITIL
4 92 (11.12%) DevOps
5 72 (8.71%) Project Management
6 68 (8.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 58 (7.01%) Collaborative Working
8 55 (6.65%) Load Balancing
8 55 (6.65%) Problem-Solving
8 55 (6.65%) Stakeholder Management
9 54 (6.53%) Change Management
10 45 (5.44%) Coaching
10 45 (5.44%) PRINCE2
11 43 (5.20%) High Availability
12 38 (4.59%) Configuration Management
13 36 (4.35%) Information Security
13 36 (4.35%) Network Design
13 36 (4.35%) Open Source
14 34 (4.11%) Business Intelligence
15 31 (3.75%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 116 (14.03%) Python
2 76 (9.19%) Java
3 68 (8.22%) SQL
4 63 (7.62%) Bash Shell
5 44 (5.32%) PowerShell
6 35 (4.23%) Perl
7 34 (4.11%) Ruby
8 25 (3.02%) Go
9 21 (2.54%) C
10 18 (2.18%) JavaScript
11 11 (1.33%) Natural
12 8 (0.97%) C#
13 6 (0.73%) Korn
14 5 (0.60%) PHP
14 5 (0.60%) Shell Script
15 4 (0.48%) AWK
15 4 (0.48%) T-SQL
16 3 (0.36%) Assembly Language
16 3 (0.36%) C++
16 3 (0.36%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 139 (16.81%) Cisco Certification
2 125 (15.11%) Security Cleared
3 93 (11.25%) SC Cleared
4 74 (8.95%) CCNP
5 58 (7.01%) CCIE
6 57 (6.89%) DV Cleared
7 56 (6.77%) CCNA
8 46 (5.56%) Degree
9 22 (2.66%) Microsoft Certification
10 18 (2.18%) MCSE
11 17 (2.06%) Computer Science Degree
12 14 (1.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 12 (1.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 10 (1.21%) CCSA
14 10 (1.21%) CCSE
14 10 (1.21%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 10 (1.21%) PMI Certification
15 9 (1.09%) JNCIP
15 9 (1.09%) PMP
16 8 (0.97%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (1.93%) PCI DSS
2 15 (1.81%) GDPR
3 12 (1.45%) SLA
4 11 (1.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 11 (1.33%) QA
5 4 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.36%) FedRAMP
6 3 (0.36%) PMO
7 2 (0.24%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.24%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 2 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.12%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.12%) HL7
8 1 (0.12%) PMBOK
System Software
1 98 (11.85%) Active Directory
2 96 (11.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 60 (7.26%) Docker
4 29 (3.51%) VMware ESXi
5 25 (3.02%) vSphere
6 23 (2.78%) Hyper-V
7 21 (2.54%) Ceph
7 21 (2.54%) etcd
7 21 (2.54%) flannel
7 21 (2.54%) SkyDNS
8 18 (2.18%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 18 (2.18%) GlusterFS
9 13 (1.57%) Virtual Machines
9 13 (1.57%) VMware NSX
10 8 (0.97%) XenDesktop
11 7 (0.85%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 6 (0.73%) Virtual Servers
13 4 (0.48%) Firmware
13 4 (0.48%) KVM
14 3 (0.36%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 81 (9.79%) Ansible
2 53 (6.41%) Puppet
3 31 (3.75%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 30 (3.63%) Terraform
5 28 (3.39%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 28 (3.39%) SCCM
6 27 (3.26%) Kubernetes
7 25 (3.02%) Graphite
7 25 (3.02%) HAProxy
8 23 (2.78%) Prometheus
9 21 (2.54%) Opscode Chef
9 21 (2.54%) rkt
9 21 (2.54%) Sysdig
10 18 (2.18%) Grafana
10 18 (2.18%) Nagios
11 14 (1.69%) Failover Clustering
12 13 (1.57%) Kibana
13 10 (1.21%) Cisco Prime
14 9 (1.09%) Salt
15 8 (0.97%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 222 (26.84%) Cisco
2 147 (17.78%) VMware
3 120 (14.51%) Microsoft
4 67 (8.10%) Oracle
5 64 (7.74%) CheckPoint
6 61 (7.38%) F5
7 53 (6.41%) Juniper
8 52 (6.29%) Palo Alto
9 42 (5.08%) Red Hat
10 38 (4.59%) Dell
11 37 (4.47%) Citrix
12 30 (3.63%) EMC
13 29 (3.51%) Google
14 28 (3.39%) HP
15 26 (3.14%) SolarWinds
16 20 (2.42%) SAP
17 19 (2.30%) Splunk
18 18 (2.18%) NetApp
19 16 (1.93%) Meraki
20 15 (1.81%) Nimble Storage