Period
to 13 December 2019

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Data Centre in contract job vacancies advertised in the North West. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Data Centre over the 6 months to 13 December 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 > North West
6 months to
13 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 56 70 68
Rank change year-on-year +14 -2 -32
Contract jobs citing Data Centre 178 194 157
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.34% 3.23% 2.77%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 11.19% 11.79% 9.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 118 111
North West median daily rate £372 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.44% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £150 £316 £258
90th Percentile £575 £591 £553
England median daily rate £440 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +0.57% +2.94% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 7
North West median hourly rate £16.00 £21.76 £15.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.47% +37.37% -
10th Percentile £11.17 £15.60 £14.48
90th Percentile £37.25 £31.69 £28.41
England median hourly rate £38.50 £22.01 £19.13
% change year-on-year +74.92% +15.08% -19.47%

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 West with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 1,590 1,646 1,645
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 29.81% 27.37% 29.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 929 955 1,050
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £181 £208 £206
90th Percentile £575 £575 £588
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 111 86
North West median hourly rate £26.66 £23.34 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.22% +11.14% +20.00%
10th Percentile £11.07 £12.45 £12.46
90th Percentile £53.45 £48.50 £55.00
England median hourly rate £23.50 £20.00 £20.63
% change year-on-year +17.50% -3.04% +3.14%

Data Centre
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Data Centre in the North West

Data Centre
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Data Centre in the North West

Data Centre
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Data Centre in the North West over the 6 months to 13 December 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Data Centre in the North West

Data Centre
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Data Centre in the North West

Data Centre
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Data Centre in the North West over the 6 months to 13 December 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Data Centre in the North West

Data Centre
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 West region over the 6 months to 13 December 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
Manchester -11 67 £400 -11.11% 43
Cheshire +28 49 £463 +8.82% 7
Cumbria +12 29 £160 -68.78% 3
Merseyside -6 22 £350 -30.00% 5
Lancashire +14 4 £225 -50.00% 2
Data Centre
England

For the 6 months to 13 December 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 North West region with a requirement for Data Centre.

1 71 (39.89%) Migration
2 65 (36.52%) Windows
3 46 (25.84%) Azure
4 44 (24.72%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 44 (24.72%) Security Cleared
5 39 (21.91%) SC Cleared
5 39 (21.91%) Banking
5 39 (21.91%) ITIL
6 38 (21.35%) AWS
7 35 (19.66%) Microsoft
8 34 (19.10%) Telecoms
9 33 (18.54%) Cisco
10 31 (17.42%) Firewall
10 31 (17.42%) Retail
11 30 (16.85%) HP
11 30 (16.85%) WAN
12 29 (16.29%) Public Sector
13 28 (15.73%) Dell
14 27 (15.17%) Driving Licence
15 26 (14.61%) Windows 10
16 25 (14.04%) Project Delivery
17 24 (13.48%) Windows 7
17 24 (13.48%) LAN
17 24 (13.48%) Workflow
18 23 (12.92%) Agile Software Development
18 23 (12.92%) Public Cloud
19 21 (11.80%) Hybrid Cloud
20 20 (11.24%) VMware
20 20 (11.24%) Cisco Certification
21 19 (10.67%) Stakeholder Management

Data Centre
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 11 (6.18%) MS Exchange
1 11 (6.18%) SharePoint
2 9 (5.06%) Skype for Business
3 8 (4.49%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (1.12%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.56%) Apache
5 1 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2007
Cloud Services
1 46 (25.84%) Azure
2 38 (21.35%) AWS
3 14 (7.87%) Office 365
4 4 (2.25%) PaaS
4 4 (2.25%) SaaS
5 2 (1.12%) GCP
5 2 (1.12%) IaaS
6 1 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.56%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.56%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.56%) GitHub
6 1 (0.56%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.56%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.56%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 31 (17.42%) Firewall
2 30 (16.85%) WAN
3 24 (13.48%) LAN
4 14 (7.87%) SAN
5 11 (6.18%) Internet
5 11 (6.18%) Wireless
6 7 (3.93%) NAS
6 7 (3.93%) Network Security
6 7 (3.93%) VPN
7 6 (3.37%) Cisco Nexus
7 6 (3.37%) SSH
8 5 (2.81%) Cisco ASA
8 5 (2.81%) DHCP
8 5 (2.81%) DNS
8 5 (2.81%) FTP
9 4 (2.25%) Fibre Channel
9 4 (2.25%) MPLS
10 3 (1.69%) DMZ
10 3 (1.69%) TCP/IP
10 3 (1.69%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (6.18%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.69%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (1.12%) MySQL
4 1 (0.56%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.56%) Data Lake
4 1 (0.56%) DB2
4 1 (0.56%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (0.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (1.12%) JIRA
2 1 (0.56%) AdminStudio
2 1 (0.56%) Bitbucket
2 1 (0.56%) git-flow
2 1 (0.56%) Hudson
2 1 (0.56%) Jenkins
General
1 39 (21.91%) Banking
2 34 (19.10%) Telecoms
3 31 (17.42%) Retail
4 29 (16.29%) Public Sector
5 17 (9.55%) Finance
6 12 (6.74%) Local Government
7 7 (3.93%) Manufacturing
8 2 (1.12%) Electronics
8 2 (1.12%) Games
8 2 (1.12%) Legal
8 2 (1.12%) Marketing
9 1 (0.56%) International Banking
9 1 (0.56%) Law
9 1 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.56%) Social Housing
Job Titles
1 38 (21.35%) Architect
2 24 (13.48%) Project Manager
3 21 (11.80%) Build Engineer
4 19 (10.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 19 (10.67%) Network Engineer
5 17 (9.55%) Cloud Architect
5 17 (9.55%) Senior Architect
6 13 (7.30%) Senior Cloud Architect
7 12 (6.74%) Infrastructure Manager
8 10 (5.62%) AWS Architect
8 10 (5.62%) Infrastructure Project Manager
9 9 (5.06%) Deployment Engineer
10 8 (4.49%) Analyst
10 8 (4.49%) Consultant
10 8 (4.49%) Infrastructure Architect
11 7 (3.93%) Data Architect
11 7 (3.93%) Senior Manager
12 6 (3.37%) Data Centre Architect
12 6 (3.37%) Security Engineer
12 6 (3.37%) Senior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.12%) Web Services
2 1 (0.56%) 802.1X
2 1 (0.56%) COM
2 1 (0.56%) J2EE
2 1 (0.56%) LDAP
2 1 (0.56%) Regular Expression
2 1 (0.56%) RESTful
2 1 (0.56%) SOAP
2 1 (0.56%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 27 (15.17%) Driving Licence
2 23 (12.92%) Public Cloud
3 21 (11.80%) Hybrid Cloud
4 8 (4.49%) PKI
5 5 (2.81%) CMDB
6 4 (2.25%) EMC VNX
7 3 (1.69%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.69%) Life Science
7 3 (1.69%) Virtual Team
8 2 (1.12%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.12%) NHS
8 2 (1.12%) PMI
9 1 (0.56%) Cyberattack
9 1 (0.56%) e-Learning
9 1 (0.56%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.56%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.56%) Mobile Payment
9 1 (0.56%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.56%) Tandem
9 1 (0.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 65 (36.52%) Windows
2 26 (14.61%) Windows 10
3 24 (13.48%) Windows 7
4 19 (10.67%) Windows Server
5 15 (8.43%) Linux
5 15 (8.43%) Windows Server 2003
6 11 (6.18%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (5.06%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (4.49%) Unix
9 7 (3.93%) Solaris
10 6 (3.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (2.81%) AIX
11 5 (2.81%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (39.89%) Migration
2 44 (24.72%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 39 (21.91%) ITIL
4 25 (14.04%) Project Delivery
5 24 (13.48%) Workflow
6 23 (12.92%) Agile Software Development
7 19 (10.67%) Scrum
7 19 (10.67%) Stakeholder Management
8 14 (7.87%) Change Management
8 14 (7.87%) Project Management
9 12 (6.74%) Disaster Recovery
10 11 (6.18%) Data Migration
11 9 (5.06%) PRINCE2
12 8 (4.49%) Configuration Management
12 8 (4.49%) Server Building
13 7 (3.93%) Process Improvement
13 7 (3.93%) Project Planning
13 7 (3.93%) Service Management
14 6 (3.37%) Programme Management
14 6 (3.37%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 5 (2.81%) C
2 4 (2.25%) PowerShell
3 3 (1.69%) Python
3 3 (1.69%) SQL
4 2 (1.12%) Bash Shell
4 2 (1.12%) Perl
5 1 (0.56%) Java
Qualifications
1 44 (24.72%) Security Cleared
2 39 (21.91%) SC Cleared
3 20 (11.24%) Cisco Certification
4 14 (7.87%) CCNA
4 14 (7.87%) CCNP
5 5 (2.81%) Degree
6 4 (2.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 3 (1.69%) CCIE
7 3 (1.69%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (1.12%) CCIE Data Center
8 2 (1.12%) CCIE Routing and Switching
8 2 (1.12%) CCIE Security
8 2 (1.12%) CCSP
8 2 (1.12%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.56%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 1 (0.56%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.56%) CCDA
9 1 (0.56%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (0.56%) NCDA
9 1 (0.56%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (10.11%) NCSC
2 10 (5.62%) PMO
3 5 (2.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.69%) QA
5 2 (1.12%) BS7799
5 2 (1.12%) NIST
6 1 (0.56%) COBIT
6 1 (0.56%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.56%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.56%) GDPR
6 1 (0.56%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.56%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (8.99%) Active Directory
2 11 (6.18%) Hyper-V
3 8 (4.49%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 8 (4.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (4.49%) XenApp
4 5 (2.81%) Firmware
5 4 (2.25%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (1.12%) Docker
6 2 (1.12%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.56%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.56%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.56%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (5.62%) SCOM
2 9 (5.06%) NetBackup
2 9 (5.06%) SCCM
3 5 (2.81%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (2.25%) HP SIM
4 4 (2.25%) Kubernetes
5 3 (1.69%) FortiGate
6 2 (1.12%) Ansible
6 2 (1.12%) Avamar
6 2 (1.12%) Backup Exec
6 2 (1.12%) IBM BigFix
7 1 (0.56%) CASB
7 1 (0.56%) Cisco Prime
7 1 (0.56%) HP Data Protector
7 1 (0.56%) SnapMirror
7 1 (0.56%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.56%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
Vendors
1 35 (19.66%) Microsoft
2 33 (18.54%) Cisco
3 30 (16.85%) HP
4 28 (15.73%) Dell
5 20 (11.24%) VMware
6 13 (7.30%) EMC
7 12 (6.74%) NetApp
8 11 (6.18%) McAfee
9 10 (5.62%) IBM
10 9 (5.06%) Citrix
11 8 (4.49%) Ivanti
11 8 (4.49%) Red Hat
12 7 (3.93%) BT
13 6 (3.37%) Fortinet
14 5 (2.81%) CheckPoint
14 5 (2.81%) TIBCO
15 4 (2.25%) Brocade
15 4 (2.25%) Juniper
15 4 (2.25%) Oracle
15 4 (2.25%) SAP