Period
to 17 January 2022

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 January 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
17 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 174 148 116
Rank change year-on-year -26 -32 +34
Contract jobs citing Data Centre 609 320 689
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.64% 1.88% 2.28%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.89% 5.26% 7.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 442 226 489
10th Percentile £371 £319 £306
25th Percentile £459 £413 £390
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £495 £500
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% -1.00% -
75th Percentile £638 £575 £606
90th Percentile £713 £641 £675
England median daily rate £500 £475 £441
% change year-on-year +5.26% +7.71% -1.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 3
10th Percentile £19.60 " £27.88
25th Percentile £23.50 £32.06 £29.99
Median hourly rate £57.50 £34.13 £33.49
Median % change year-on-year +68.50% +1.90% +50.45%
75th Percentile £65.25 £41.97 £36.37
90th Percentile £73.35 £45.44 £38.10
England median hourly rate £51.29 £40.00 £33.49
% change year-on-year +28.23% +19.44% +81.03%

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 12,443 6,085 9,454
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 33.59% 35.71% 31.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,230 4,370 6,770
10th Percentile £375 £315 £300
25th Percentile £475 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year +9.52% - -
75th Percentile £700 £638 £625
90th Percentile £775 £730 £713
England median daily rate £538 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +13.16% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 155 86 129
10th Percentile £16.80 £15.30 £12.44
25th Percentile £23.75 £22.50 £16.25
Median hourly rate £43.19 £28.02 £22.50
Median % change year-on-year +54.14% +24.53% -2.02%
75th Percentile £55.56 £45.81 £38.85
90th Percentile £65.45 £59.38 £52.30
England median hourly rate £25.00 £26.27 £20.50
% change year-on-year -4.83% +28.15% +1.28%

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 17 January 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 17 January 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 17 January 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
Job
Vacancies
Central London 0 91 £530 -9.28% 41
South London +4 11 £625 +38.89% 6
West London -22 7 £500 +48.15% 19
East London -9 4 £500 -2.44% 27
North London - 1 - - 1
Data Centre
England

For the 6 months to 17 January 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.

1 218 (35.80%) Migration
2 177 (29.06%) Azure
3 174 (28.57%) Finance
4 142 (23.32%) AWS
4 142 (23.32%) Social Skills
5 129 (21.18%) VMware
6 121 (19.87%) Cisco
7 118 (19.38%) Microsoft
8 111 (18.23%) Windows
9 107 (17.57%) Firewall
10 97 (15.93%) DevOps
11 92 (15.11%) Linux
12 91 (14.94%) Agile Software Development
12 91 (14.94%) VMware Infrastructure
13 85 (13.96%) WAN
14 78 (12.81%) Active Directory
14 78 (12.81%) Terraform
15 67 (11.00%) Project Management
16 66 (10.84%) LAN
17 63 (10.34%) Python
18 61 (10.02%) Ansible
19 60 (9.85%) ITIL
20 59 (9.69%) Banking
20 59 (9.69%) Kubernetes
21 57 (9.36%) Cisco Certification
21 57 (9.36%) Project Delivery
22 55 (9.03%) SQL
23 54 (8.87%) VPN
23 54 (8.87%) DNS
24 48 (7.88%) PowerShell

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 17 (2.79%) Apache
1 17 (2.79%) Confluence
2 12 (1.97%) OpenStack
3 8 (1.31%) MTS
3 8 (1.31%) nginx
3 8 (1.31%) SharePoint
3 8 (1.31%) WebSphere
4 6 (0.99%) MS Exchange
4 6 (0.99%) Tomcat
5 5 (0.82%) Apache Spark
5 5 (0.82%) IIS
6 4 (0.66%) Appian
6 4 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (0.66%) Mattermost
7 3 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (0.49%) JBoss
8 2 (0.33%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.33%) IBM Notes
8 2 (0.33%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 29 (4.76%) Microsoft Excel
1 29 (4.76%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (2.96%) Microsoft Project
3 16 (2.63%) MS Visio
4 8 (1.31%) Chatbot
4 8 (1.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.82%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.66%) AutoCAD
7 3 (0.49%) Revit
Business Applications
1 8 (1.31%) BondVision
1 8 (1.31%) Remedy ITSM
2 6 (0.99%) Cloudability
3 3 (0.49%) Sentinel
4 2 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.33%) Summit
5 1 (0.16%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 177 (29.06%) Azure
2 142 (23.32%) AWS
3 43 (7.06%) GCP
4 39 (6.40%) IaaS
5 36 (5.91%) PaaS
6 33 (5.42%) Microsoft 365
7 25 (4.11%) SaaS
8 19 (3.12%) AWS CloudFormation
9 18 (2.96%) Amazon EKS
9 18 (2.96%) Azure Active Directory
10 16 (2.63%) Cloud Computing
11 14 (2.30%) Serverless
12 11 (1.81%) GitHub
13 10 (1.64%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 9 (1.48%) AWS CodePipeline
15 8 (1.31%) Amazon EC2
15 8 (1.31%) OpenShift
15 8 (1.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 6 (0.99%) AWS Lambda
16 6 (0.99%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 107 (17.57%) Firewall
2 85 (13.96%) WAN
3 66 (10.84%) LAN
4 54 (8.87%) DNS
4 54 (8.87%) VPN
5 47 (7.72%) Network Security
6 44 (7.22%) BGP
7 38 (6.24%) Internet
8 36 (5.91%) Wireless
9 34 (5.58%) DHCP
10 32 (5.25%) OSPF
11 26 (4.27%) MPLS
12 25 (4.11%) SAN
13 23 (3.78%) TCP/IP
14 21 (3.45%) SD-WAN
15 19 (3.12%) Cisco Nexus
16 16 (2.63%) IPsec
17 15 (2.46%) NAS
18 14 (2.30%) Multicast
19 13 (2.13%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (5.42%) SQL Server
2 13 (2.13%) NoSQL
3 12 (1.97%) Big Data
3 12 (1.97%) Oracle Database
4 11 (1.81%) DB2
4 11 (1.81%) Relational Database
5 10 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (1.31%) Amazon RDS
6 8 (1.31%) Data Lake
6 8 (1.31%) Metadata
7 7 (1.15%) Hadoop
7 7 (1.15%) PostgreSQL
7 7 (1.15%) RDBMS
8 5 (0.82%) Oracle Reports
9 4 (0.66%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 4 (0.66%) Blockchain
9 4 (0.66%) Spark SQL
9 4 (0.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (0.49%) Apache Cassandra
10 3 (0.49%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 27 (4.43%) JIRA
2 23 (3.78%) Jenkins
3 20 (3.28%) Git (software)
4 13 (2.13%) Terragrunt
5 6 (0.99%) GitLab
6 5 (0.82%) ER Studio
6 5 (0.82%) ERwin
7 4 (0.66%) Bitbucket
7 4 (0.66%) Cucumber
7 4 (0.66%) Selenium
8 2 (0.33%) eggPlant
8 2 (0.33%) git-flow
8 2 (0.33%) LoadRunner
8 2 (0.33%) Maven
8 2 (0.33%) MLflow
8 2 (0.33%) Sonatype Nexus
8 2 (0.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 1 (0.16%) Ant
9 1 (0.16%) InstallShield
9 1 (0.16%) Subversion
General
1 174 (28.57%) Finance
2 142 (23.32%) Social Skills
3 59 (9.69%) Banking
4 40 (6.57%) Analytical Skills
5 30 (4.93%) Telecoms
6 24 (3.94%) Public Sector
7 19 (3.12%) Financial Institution
8 18 (2.96%) Presentation Skills
9 13 (2.13%) Retail
10 12 (1.97%) Legal
11 10 (1.64%) Influencing Skills
12 9 (1.48%) Organisational Skills
13 7 (1.15%) Marketing
14 6 (0.99%) Games
14 6 (0.99%) Local Government
15 5 (0.82%) Documentation Skills
15 5 (0.82%) Law
15 5 (0.82%) Publishing
16 4 (0.66%) Digital Economy
16 4 (0.66%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 121 (19.87%) Architect
2 82 (13.46%) Project Manager
3 63 (10.34%) Analyst
4 45 (7.39%) Network Engineer
5 34 (5.58%) DevOps Engineer
6 30 (4.93%) Business Analyst
7 29 (4.76%) Infrastructure Manager
8 23 (3.78%) AWS Architect
8 23 (3.78%) Consultant
8 23 (3.78%) Infrastructure Architect
8 23 (3.78%) Infrastructure Project Manager
9 22 (3.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 21 (3.45%) AWS Engineer
10 21 (3.45%) Data Centre Manager
11 20 (3.28%) Cloud Architect
12 19 (3.12%) Network Architect
13 17 (2.79%) Azure Architect
14 16 (2.63%) Senior Network Engineer
15 15 (2.46%) Administrator
15 15 (2.46%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (1.64%) JSON
2 9 (1.48%) YAML
3 8 (1.31%) Middleware
3 8 (1.31%) Node.js
4 7 (1.15%) Elastic Stack
4 7 (1.15%) WebSphere MQ
5 6 (0.99%) .NET
5 6 (0.99%) Kafka
5 6 (0.99%) REST
5 6 (0.99%) RESTful
6 4 (0.66%) ADO
6 4 (0.66%) ADO.NET
6 4 (0.66%) ARM Templates
6 4 (0.66%) HTML
6 4 (0.66%) Web Services
7 3 (0.49%) Oracle GoldenGate
7 3 (0.49%) React
7 3 (0.49%) SOAP
7 3 (0.49%) Spring Boot
8 2 (0.33%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 40 (6.57%) Public Cloud
2 30 (4.93%) Private Cloud
3 25 (4.11%) Management Information System
4 22 (3.61%) Hybrid Cloud
4 22 (3.61%) Replication
5 13 (2.13%) CMDB
6 12 (1.97%) Virtual Team
7 11 (1.81%) Cloud Native
7 11 (1.81%) Enterprise Software
8 10 (1.64%) PKI
8 10 (1.64%) User Experience
9 8 (1.31%) Eurex
9 8 (1.31%) Fixed Income
9 8 (1.31%) Legacy Applications
10 7 (1.15%) Clustering
11 6 (0.99%) Greenfield Project
12 5 (0.82%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 5 (0.82%) Reference Data
13 4 (0.66%) Blog
13 4 (0.66%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 111 (18.23%) Windows
2 92 (15.11%) Linux
3 47 (7.72%) Windows Server
4 27 (4.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 25 (4.11%) Unix
6 24 (3.94%) Windows 10
7 12 (1.97%) Windows Server 2016
8 9 (1.48%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (1.48%) Windows Server 2019
9 7 (1.15%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (0.99%) Windows 7
11 5 (0.82%) CentOS
11 5 (0.82%) Solaris
11 5 (0.82%) Ubuntu
12 4 (0.66%) Mac OS
12 4 (0.66%) Oracle Linux
13 3 (0.49%) AIX
14 2 (0.33%) HPUX
14 2 (0.33%) zOS
15 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 218 (35.80%) Migration
2 97 (15.93%) DevOps
3 91 (14.94%) Agile Software Development
4 67 (11.00%) Project Management
5 60 (9.85%) ITIL
6 57 (9.36%) Project Delivery
7 47 (7.72%) Stakeholder Management
8 46 (7.55%) Infrastructure as Code
9 45 (7.39%) Problem-Solving
10 44 (7.22%) Disaster Recovery
11 41 (6.73%) Load Balancing
12 36 (5.91%) Change Management
13 34 (5.58%) ITSM
13 34 (5.58%) Service Management
14 33 (5.42%) Configuration Management
14 33 (5.42%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 31 (5.09%) Information Security
15 31 (5.09%) Microservices
16 30 (4.93%) Service Delivery
17 28 (4.60%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 63 (10.34%) Python
2 55 (9.03%) SQL
3 48 (7.88%) PowerShell
4 39 (6.40%) Bash
5 23 (3.78%) Java
6 21 (3.45%) Perl
7 11 (1.81%) JavaScript
7 11 (1.81%) Ruby
8 8 (1.31%) Go
9 7 (1.15%) Shell Script
10 6 (0.99%) C
10 6 (0.99%) C#
11 5 (0.82%) C++
12 4 (0.66%) PHP
12 4 (0.66%) Scala
13 3 (0.49%) T-SQL
14 2 (0.33%) ANSI SQL
14 2 (0.33%) Clojure
14 2 (0.33%) PL/SQL
15 1 (0.16%) Ladder Logic
Qualifications
1 57 (9.36%) Cisco Certification
2 47 (7.72%) Degree
3 34 (5.58%) CCNP
4 32 (5.25%) Security Cleared
5 24 (3.94%) SC Cleared
6 23 (3.78%) CCNA
7 22 (3.61%) CCIE
8 12 (1.97%) AWS Certification
8 12 (1.97%) CISSP
9 10 (1.64%) Microsoft Certification
10 9 (1.48%) ITIL Certification
10 9 (1.48%) MCSA
11 8 (1.31%) Computer Science Degree
11 8 (1.31%) MCSE
12 7 (1.15%) PMP
12 7 (1.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 6 (0.99%) CCIE Routing and Switching
13 6 (0.99%) ISTQB
13 6 (0.99%) TOGAF Certification
14 5 (0.82%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (6.90%) SLA
2 19 (3.12%) GDPR
3 15 (2.46%) QA
4 6 (0.99%) Accessibility
4 6 (0.99%) Data Quality
4 6 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (0.99%) NIST
4 6 (0.99%) PMO
5 4 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 4 (0.66%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.33%) FedRAMP
6 2 (0.33%) Government Security Classifications
6 2 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 2 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.16%) GRC
7 1 (0.16%) ISO 22301
7 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 19770
7 1 (0.16%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.16%) PMBOK
System Software
1 91 (14.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 78 (12.81%) Active Directory
3 39 (6.40%) Docker
4 38 (6.24%) vSphere
5 20 (3.28%) VMware ESXi
6 19 (3.12%) Virtual Machines
7 18 (2.96%) Hyper-V
7 18 (2.96%) VMware NSX
8 13 (2.13%) Virtual Servers
9 11 (1.81%) Virtual Desktop
10 10 (1.64%) NFS
11 5 (0.82%) KVM
11 5 (0.82%) vCloud
12 4 (0.66%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 4 (0.66%) Microsoft App-V
12 4 (0.66%) XenDesktop
13 3 (0.49%) Firmware
13 3 (0.49%) Terminal Services
13 3 (0.49%) XenApp
14 2 (0.33%) LXC
Systems Management
1 78 (12.81%) Terraform
2 61 (10.02%) Ansible
3 59 (9.69%) Kubernetes
4 29 (4.76%) Puppet
5 25 (4.11%) SCCM
6 17 (2.79%) Microsoft Intune
7 16 (2.63%) Opscode Chef
8 14 (2.30%) Packer
9 12 (1.97%) vCenter Server
10 11 (1.81%) vRealize
11 10 (1.64%) Active Directory Federation Services
12 8 (1.31%) FortiGate
13 7 (1.15%) NetBackup
13 7 (1.15%) Prometheus
13 7 (1.15%) SCOM
14 6 (0.99%) Grafana
14 6 (0.99%) VxRail
15 5 (0.82%) Istio
15 5 (0.82%) Nagios
16 4 (0.66%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 129 (21.18%) VMware
2 121 (19.87%) Cisco
3 118 (19.38%) Microsoft
4 47 (7.72%) Oracle
5 46 (7.55%) ServiceNow
6 35 (5.75%) Citrix
7 29 (4.76%) Red Hat
8 27 (4.43%) IBM
9 26 (4.27%) Palo Alto
10 25 (4.11%) F5
11 21 (3.45%) Google
12 20 (3.28%) CheckPoint
12 20 (3.28%) Dell
12 20 (3.28%) Juniper
13 19 (3.12%) HP
14 15 (2.46%) NetApp
15 14 (2.30%) SolarWinds
16 13 (2.13%) SAP
16 13 (2.13%) Splunk
16 13 (2.13%) Zerto