Period
to 22 January 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 22 January 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
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 61 86 31
Rank change year-on-year +25 -55 +8
Contract jobs citing Data Centre 197 125 304
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.48% 2.32% 5.04%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 12.74% 8.01% 15.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 89 184
North West median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - -5.56%
10th Percentile £325 £225 £310
90th Percentile £575 £588 £575
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 1
North West median hourly rate £21.76 £22.35 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.62% -5.92% +69.64%
England median hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year +8.80% -15.79% -27.48%

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 1,546 1,560 2,000
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 27.32% 28.95% 33.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 903 974 1,288
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £213 £187 £233
90th Percentile £575 £600 £575
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 93 86
North West median hourly rate £24.00 £21.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +31.25% -8.57%
10th Percentile £13.45 £12.66 £11.13
90th Percentile £48.85 £57.00 £46.13
England median hourly rate £20.69 £20.63 £20.00
% change year-on-year +0.30% +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 22 January 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
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 22 January 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 +53 124 £450 +28.57% 28
Cheshire +3 31 £425 +14.09% 10
Merseyside +7 21 £425 +11.84% 2
Lancashire -42 11 £388 -18.42% 3
Cumbria 0 3 £513 - 2
Data Centre
England

For the 6 months to 22 January 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 54 (27.41%) Firewall
2 52 (26.40%) Migration
3 47 (23.86%) Cisco
4 41 (20.81%) Windows
5 36 (18.27%) WAN
5 36 (18.27%) Security Cleared
6 35 (17.77%) Microsoft
7 34 (17.26%) LAN
8 33 (16.75%) Finance
9 31 (15.74%) VMware
10 30 (15.23%) Cisco Certification
10 30 (15.23%) SC Cleared
11 27 (13.71%) SLA
11 27 (13.71%) Active Directory
12 26 (13.20%) PRINCE2
12 26 (13.20%) Service Management
13 24 (12.18%) Project Management
14 22 (11.17%) CCNP
15 21 (10.66%) VMware Infrastructure
15 21 (10.66%) F5
16 20 (10.15%) Telecoms
16 20 (10.15%) HP
16 20 (10.15%) ITIL
17 19 (9.64%) CCIE
17 19 (9.64%) TOGAF
17 19 (9.64%) Windows Server
18 18 (9.14%) Load Balancing
18 18 (9.14%) Microsoft Azure
18 18 (9.14%) Agile Software Development
19 17 (8.63%) SQL

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 10 (5.08%) Skype for Business
2 9 (4.57%) MS Exchange
2 9 (4.57%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (1.02%) IIS
4 2 (1.02%) JBoss
5 1 (0.51%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.51%) MQSeries
5 1 (0.51%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.51%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.51%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (2.03%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.52%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.51%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 18 (9.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (5.58%) Office 365
3 9 (4.57%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.02%) IaaS
4 2 (1.02%) SaaS
5 1 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 54 (27.41%) Firewall
2 36 (18.27%) WAN
3 34 (17.26%) LAN
4 16 (8.12%) Cisco Nexus
4 16 (8.12%) SAN
5 15 (7.61%) DNS
5 15 (7.61%) VPN
6 14 (7.11%) NAS
6 14 (7.11%) TCP/IP
6 14 (7.11%) Wireless
7 13 (6.60%) DHCP
7 13 (6.60%) Network Security
8 11 (5.58%) BGP
8 11 (5.58%) Fibre Channel
8 11 (5.58%) OSPF
9 10 (5.08%) Wi-Fi
10 9 (4.57%) NX-OS
11 8 (4.06%) Cisco ASA
11 8 (4.06%) Cisco Firepower
11 8 (4.06%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.06%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.05%) Azure SQL Database
3 3 (1.52%) Big Data
4 2 (1.02%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.02%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.51%) Apache Hive
5 1 (0.51%) Data Lake
5 1 (0.51%) DB2
5 1 (0.51%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.51%) Impala
5 1 (0.51%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.51%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.51%) SAP BW
5 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (0.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (3.05%) Git (software)
1 6 (3.05%) Jenkins
2 4 (2.03%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.51%) Hudson
3 1 (0.51%) JIRA
3 1 (0.51%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 33 (16.75%) Finance
2 20 (10.15%) Telecoms
3 12 (6.09%) Banking
4 7 (3.55%) Law
4 7 (3.55%) Manufacturing
5 6 (3.05%) Investment Banking
6 5 (2.54%) Financial Institution
6 5 (2.54%) Retail
7 4 (2.03%) Local Government
8 3 (1.52%) Legal
9 2 (1.02%) Automotive
9 2 (1.02%) Back Office
10 1 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 47 (23.86%) Architect
2 32 (16.24%) Project Manager
3 21 (10.66%) Infrastructure Architect
4 19 (9.64%) Data Centre Architect
4 19 (9.64%) Network Engineer
5 14 (7.11%) Data Architect
5 14 (7.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 11 (5.58%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 11 (5.58%) Consultant
7 10 (5.08%) Network Architect
7 10 (5.08%) Security Engineer
8 9 (4.57%) Infrastructure Manager
8 9 (4.57%) Network Security Engineer
9 8 (4.06%) Cisco Architect
9 8 (4.06%) Cisco Network Architect
9 8 (4.06%) Enterprise Architect
9 8 (4.06%) Firewall Architect
9 8 (4.06%) IT Manager
9 8 (4.06%) Juniper Architect
9 8 (4.06%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.57%) Middleware
2 4 (2.03%) 802.1X
3 3 (1.52%) .NET
4 2 (1.02%) .NET Framework
4 2 (1.02%) JMS
4 2 (1.02%) SOAP
4 2 (1.02%) WinForms
4 2 (1.02%) WPF
5 1 (0.51%) Java EE
5 1 (0.51%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 16 (8.12%) Management Information System
2 15 (7.61%) NHS
3 9 (4.57%) Enterprise Storage
4 7 (3.55%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (3.05%) Clustering
5 6 (3.05%) Linux Command Line
5 6 (3.05%) Replication
6 5 (2.54%) Driving Licence
7 4 (2.03%) PKI
8 3 (1.52%) Public Cloud
8 3 (1.52%) Self-Motivation
9 2 (1.02%) CMDB
9 2 (1.02%) EMC VMAX
9 2 (1.02%) EMC VNX
9 2 (1.02%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (1.02%) Mainframe
9 2 (1.02%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.51%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.51%) Greenfield Project
10 1 (0.51%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 41 (20.81%) Windows
2 19 (9.64%) Windows Server
3 12 (6.09%) Linux
4 9 (4.57%) Unix
5 6 (3.05%) Data ONTAP
6 4 (2.03%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (1.52%) Windows 10
8 2 (1.02%) Windows 7
8 2 (1.02%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.51%) CentOS
9 1 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (26.40%) Migration
2 26 (13.20%) PRINCE2
2 26 (13.20%) Service Management
3 24 (12.18%) Project Management
4 20 (10.15%) ITIL
5 19 (9.64%) TOGAF
6 18 (9.14%) Agile Software Development
6 18 (9.14%) Load Balancing
7 15 (7.61%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 11 (5.58%) Cybersecurity
9 10 (5.08%) Capacity Planning
9 10 (5.08%) Disaster Recovery
9 10 (5.08%) High Availability
10 9 (4.57%) Stakeholder Management
11 8 (4.06%) Configuration Management
11 8 (4.06%) Network Design
11 8 (4.06%) Target Operating Model
12 7 (3.55%) DevOps
12 7 (3.55%) Information Security
13 6 (3.05%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (8.63%) SQL
2 9 (4.57%) PowerShell
3 8 (4.06%) Python
4 6 (3.05%) Bash Shell
5 3 (1.52%) Java
6 2 (1.02%) C#
6 2 (1.02%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.51%) C
7 1 (0.51%) Go
7 1 (0.51%) Perl
7 1 (0.51%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.51%) VB
7 1 (0.51%) VBA
7 1 (0.51%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 36 (18.27%) Security Cleared
2 30 (15.23%) Cisco Certification
2 30 (15.23%) SC Cleared
3 22 (11.17%) CCNP
4 19 (9.64%) CCIE
5 16 (8.12%) Degree
6 12 (6.09%) CCNA
7 11 (5.58%) TOGAF Certification
8 8 (4.06%) CCIE Data Center
9 5 (2.54%) CISM
9 5 (2.54%) CISSP
10 4 (2.03%) CCDP
10 4 (2.03%) MCSE
10 4 (2.03%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (1.52%) BPSS Clearance
11 3 (1.52%) CCIE Security
11 3 (1.52%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
11 3 (1.52%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (1.02%) CCIE Routing and Switching
12 2 (1.02%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (13.71%) SLA
2 12 (6.09%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 5 (2.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (2.03%) Data Quality
5 3 (1.52%) GDPR
5 3 (1.52%) PMO
6 2 (1.02%) COBIT
6 2 (1.02%) COSO
7 1 (0.51%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 27 (13.71%) Active Directory
2 21 (10.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (4.06%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (3.05%) Docker
4 6 (3.05%) Virtual Desktop
5 5 (2.54%) NFS
6 4 (2.03%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 4 (2.03%) XenApp
7 3 (1.52%) Hyper-V
8 2 (1.02%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 2 (1.02%) SRDF
8 2 (1.02%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (1.02%) Xen
9 1 (0.51%) HDFS
9 1 (0.51%) KVM
9 1 (0.51%) QEMU
9 1 (0.51%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 14 (7.11%) SCCM
2 10 (5.08%) OpenView
3 6 (3.05%) Kubernetes
3 6 (3.05%) logstash
3 6 (3.05%) NetApp OnCommand
3 6 (3.05%) SCOM
4 4 (2.03%) Forum Sentry
4 4 (2.03%) OVSD
4 4 (2.03%) Stealthwatch
5 2 (1.02%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (1.02%) Nagios
5 2 (1.02%) SnapMirror
5 2 (1.02%) SnapVault
6 1 (0.51%) Ansible
6 1 (0.51%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.51%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.51%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.51%) SmoothWall
6 1 (0.51%) SQL Sentry
6 1 (0.51%) Terraform
Vendors
1 47 (23.86%) Cisco
2 35 (17.77%) Microsoft
3 31 (15.74%) VMware
4 21 (10.66%) F5
5 20 (10.15%) HP
6 15 (7.61%) Juniper
7 10 (5.08%) Citrix
7 10 (5.08%) Riverbed
8 9 (4.57%) Avaya
8 9 (4.57%) CheckPoint
9 8 (4.06%) Brocade
9 8 (4.06%) NetApp
9 8 (4.06%) Palo Alto
9 8 (4.06%) Veeam
10 7 (3.55%) Meraki
11 6 (3.05%) Infoblox
11 6 (3.05%) Veritas
12 5 (2.54%) EMC
12 5 (2.54%) ServiceNow
13 4 (2.03%) SAP