Period
to 20 August 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Data Centre in contract job vacancies advertised in the North East. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Data Centre over the 6 months to 20 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 > North East
6 months to
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 39 70 101
Rank change year-on-year +31 +31 -35
Contract jobs citing Data Centre 73 34 57
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 5.88% 2.79% 2.17%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 13.90% 7.26% 5.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 27 27
North East median daily rate £363 £350 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.57% +25.00% -12.50%
10th Percentile £257 £274 £205
90th Percentile £638 £450 £427
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 8
North East median hourly rate £31.00 - £27.75
England median hourly rate £29.25 £15.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year +88.71% -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 the North East with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
North East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 525 468 1,018
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 42.27% 38.36% 38.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 353 328 642
North East median daily rate £375 £364 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.09% +13.67% -18.99%
10th Percentile £226 £237 £209
90th Percentile £588 £550 £500
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 19 74
North East median hourly rate £15.90 £17.50 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.17% -35.19% +70.48%
10th Percentile £12.90 £10.27 £13.00
90th Percentile £41.20 £48.26 £33.20
England median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +7.50% - +8.11%

Data Centre
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

Job postings citing Data Centre as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North East.

Job vacancy trend for Data Centre in the North East

Data Centre
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Data Centre in the North East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Data Centre in the North East

Data Centre
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Data Centre in the North East over the 6 months to 20 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Data Centre in the North East

Data Centre
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Data Centre in the North East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Data Centre in the North East

Data Centre
Contract Job Locations in the North East

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 North East region over the 6 months to 20 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
Tyne and Wear +29 61 £365 -3.95% 8
Durham -4 9 £265 +32.50% 1
Data Centre
England

For the 6 months to 20 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 North East region with a requirement for Data Centre.

1 46 (63.01%) Windows
2 45 (61.64%) Open Source
3 44 (60.27%) High Availability
4 43 (58.90%) Amazon AWS
5 42 (57.53%) Configuration Management
6 41 (56.16%) Microsoft Azure
6 41 (56.16%) DevOps
7 40 (54.79%) Ansible
7 40 (54.79%) Puppet
7 40 (54.79%) Linux
8 36 (49.32%) PowerShell
8 36 (49.32%) Nagios
9 35 (47.95%) Splunk
9 35 (47.95%) New Relic
10 34 (46.58%) Datadog
11 33 (45.21%) Elastic Stack
11 33 (45.21%) C
12 32 (43.84%) C++
12 32 (43.84%) Java
12 32 (43.84%) Perl
12 32 (43.84%) Python
12 32 (43.84%) Ruby
12 32 (43.84%) Bash Shell
13 30 (41.10%) Jenkins
13 30 (41.10%) TeamCity
13 30 (41.10%) Terraform
13 30 (41.10%) Packer
13 30 (41.10%) Agile Software Development
14 29 (39.73%) Test Automation
14 29 (39.73%) BDD

Data Centre
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East 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:

Cloud Services
1 43 (58.90%) Amazon AWS
2 41 (56.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 34 (46.58%) Datadog
4 5 (6.85%) PaaS
5 4 (5.48%) SaaS
6 3 (4.11%) Office 365
7 2 (2.74%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (17.81%) Firewall
2 12 (16.44%) OSPF
3 9 (12.33%) BGP
3 9 (12.33%) VPN
3 9 (12.33%) WAN
4 8 (10.96%) DHCP
4 8 (10.96%) DNS
5 7 (9.59%) Network Security
6 6 (8.22%) TCP/IP
7 5 (6.85%) MPLS
8 4 (5.48%) IP Telephony
8 4 (5.48%) Unified Communications
8 4 (5.48%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (5.48%) Wireless
9 3 (4.11%) BIG-IP
9 3 (4.11%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (4.11%) Cisco ISE
9 3 (4.11%) Cisco Nexus
9 3 (4.11%) EIGRP
9 3 (4.11%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (35.62%) Amazon Redshift
2 1 (1.37%) DB2
2 1 (1.37%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.37%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (1.37%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 30 (41.10%) Jenkins
1 30 (41.10%) TeamCity
General
1 7 (9.59%) Finance
2 5 (6.85%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.74%) Electronics
3 2 (2.74%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.74%) Marketing
4 1 (1.37%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 37 (50.68%) DevOps Engineer
2 7 (9.59%) Network Engineer
3 6 (8.22%) Cloud Engineer
3 6 (8.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (8.22%) Junior
3 6 (8.22%) Junior DevOps
3 6 (8.22%) Junior DevOps Engineer
4 4 (5.48%) Analyst
4 4 (5.48%) Automation Engineer
4 4 (5.48%) Network Analyst
4 4 (5.48%) Senior DevOps
4 4 (5.48%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 4 (5.48%) Wintel Engineer
5 3 (4.11%) Cloud Automation Engineer
5 3 (4.11%) Engineering Manager
5 3 (4.11%) Infrastructure Engineering Manager
5 3 (4.11%) Infrastructure Manager
5 3 (4.11%) Infrastructure Programme Manager
5 3 (4.11%) Programme Manager
5 3 (4.11%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (45.21%) Elastic Stack
2 3 (4.11%) 802.1X
3 1 (1.37%) .NET
3 1 (1.37%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.37%) CSS
3 1 (1.37%) HTML
3 1 (1.37%) HTML5
3 1 (1.37%) JSON
3 1 (1.37%) KnockoutJS
3 1 (1.37%) Middleware
3 1 (1.37%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.59%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.85%) Management Information System
3 4 (5.48%) Clustering
3 4 (5.48%) PKI
4 3 (4.11%) Public Cloud
5 2 (2.74%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.74%) Private Cloud
5 2 (2.74%) User Experience
6 1 (1.37%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.37%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.37%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.37%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 46 (63.01%) Windows
2 40 (54.79%) Linux
3 5 (6.85%) Windows Server
4 4 (5.48%) AIX
4 4 (5.48%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (4.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (4.11%) Unix
5 3 (4.11%) Windows 2000
6 1 (1.37%) HPUX
6 1 (1.37%) MVS
6 1 (1.37%) Solaris
6 1 (1.37%) VME
6 1 (1.37%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.37%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (61.64%) Open Source
2 44 (60.27%) High Availability
3 42 (57.53%) Configuration Management
4 41 (56.16%) DevOps
5 30 (41.10%) Agile Software Development
6 29 (39.73%) BDD
6 29 (39.73%) Test Automation
7 19 (26.03%) Continuous Improvement
8 15 (20.55%) Technical Architecture
9 13 (17.81%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 8 (10.96%) Coaching
10 8 (10.96%) Problem-Solving
11 7 (9.59%) Incident Management
11 7 (9.59%) Waterfall
12 6 (8.22%) Analytical Thinking
12 6 (8.22%) Creative Thinking
12 6 (8.22%) Project Management
13 5 (6.85%) Data Centre Operations
13 5 (6.85%) ITIL
13 5 (6.85%) Resource Allocation
Programming Languages
1 36 (49.32%) PowerShell
2 33 (45.21%) C
3 32 (43.84%) Bash Shell
3 32 (43.84%) C++
3 32 (43.84%) Java
3 32 (43.84%) Perl
3 32 (43.84%) Python
3 32 (43.84%) Ruby
4 2 (2.74%) SQL
5 1 (1.37%) C#
5 1 (1.37%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 21 (28.77%) Security Cleared
2 15 (20.55%) Degree
3 12 (16.44%) SC Cleared
4 8 (10.96%) CCNP
4 8 (10.96%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (9.59%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (5.48%) CCDP
6 4 (5.48%) CCIE
6 4 (5.48%) Chartered Engineer
6 4 (5.48%) CISM
6 4 (5.48%) CISSP
6 4 (5.48%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 3 (4.11%) DV Cleared
7 3 (4.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (2.74%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (1.37%) CCNA
9 1 (1.37%) PCI QSA
9 1 (1.37%) PMI Certification
9 1 (1.37%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.74%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.37%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 26 (35.62%) Docker
2 5 (6.85%) Active Directory
3 4 (5.48%) Hyper-V
3 4 (5.48%) vSphere
4 3 (4.11%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.37%) Terminal Services
5 1 (1.37%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 40 (54.79%) Ansible
1 40 (54.79%) Puppet
2 36 (49.32%) Nagios
3 30 (41.10%) Packer
3 30 (41.10%) Terraform
4 26 (35.62%) Kubernetes
5 11 (15.07%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (5.48%) McAfee ePO
6 4 (5.48%) Microsoft Clustering
7 3 (4.11%) Cisco Prime
7 3 (4.11%) FortiGate
7 3 (4.11%) TrustSec
7 3 (4.11%) vCenter Server
8 2 (2.74%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (1.37%) HP SIM
9 1 (1.37%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 35 (47.95%) New Relic
1 35 (47.95%) Splunk
2 11 (15.07%) Microsoft
3 10 (13.70%) Cisco
4 5 (6.85%) Citrix
4 5 (6.85%) HP
4 5 (6.85%) VMware
5 4 (5.48%) F5
5 4 (5.48%) McAfee
5 4 (5.48%) SolarWinds
5 4 (5.48%) Symantec
6 3 (4.11%) Fortinet
6 3 (4.11%) Oracle
6 3 (4.11%) Palo Alto
6 3 (4.11%) Red Hat
7 2 (2.74%) SAP
8 1 (1.37%) 3PAR
8 1 (1.37%) Aruba
8 1 (1.37%) BMC
8 1 (1.37%) EMC