Period
to 27 May 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 27 May 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
27 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 75 96 38
Rank change year-on-year +21 -58 -3
Contract jobs citing Data Centre 141 127 264
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.74% 2.18% 4.82%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 9.51% 7.16% 14.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 88 160
North West median daily rate £450 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% -5.56%
10th Percentile £324 £270 £300
90th Percentile £538 £624 £546
England median daily rate £450 £450 £438
% change year-on-year - +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 3
North West median hourly rate £19.00 £32.50 £22.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.54% +41.92% +63.57%
10th Percentile £13.34 £13.10 £18.57
90th Percentile £20.54 £37.50 £23.59
England median hourly rate £19.50 £22.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -11.36% +26.62% -37.95%

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 1,482 1,774 1,851
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 28.83% 30.38% 33.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 921 1,056 1,082
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.23%
10th Percentile £240 £250 £207
90th Percentile £588 £588 £550
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 116 127
North West median hourly rate £20.87 £21.70 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.84% +24.00% -16.23%
10th Percentile £12.02 £12.45 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.53 £59.26 £50.45
England median hourly rate £21.00 £22.00 £19.90
% change year-on-year -4.55% +10.58% -5.26%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 +31 82 £458 +14.38% 18
Cheshire +14 33 £350 +25.00% 1
Merseyside 0 12 £425 +1.19% 1
Lancashire -17 7 £388 -27.91% 2
Cumbria +8 2 - -
Data Centre
England

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 53 (37.59%) Migration
2 34 (24.11%) Windows
2 34 (24.11%) Firewall
3 29 (20.57%) Cisco
4 28 (19.86%) VMware
5 27 (19.15%) Security Cleared
5 27 (19.15%) ITIL
6 26 (18.44%) SC Cleared
7 22 (15.60%) VMware Infrastructure
8 21 (14.89%) SQL
9 20 (14.18%) SQL Server
9 20 (14.18%) Capacity Planning
10 19 (13.48%) Windows Server
10 19 (13.48%) PRINCE2
11 18 (12.77%) LAN
11 18 (12.77%) Cisco Certification
11 18 (12.77%) Finance
12 16 (11.35%) CCNP
12 16 (11.35%) WAN
13 14 (9.93%) Validation
13 14 (9.93%) Management Information System
13 14 (9.93%) TOGAF
13 14 (9.93%) Driving Licence
14 13 (9.22%) Microsoft Azure
14 13 (9.22%) F5
14 13 (9.22%) Disaster Recovery
14 13 (9.22%) CheckPoint
14 13 (9.22%) Microsoft
14 13 (9.22%) Linux
15 12 (8.51%) VPN

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 6 (4.26%) MS Exchange
2 5 (3.55%) Skype for Business
3 4 (2.84%) Exchange Server 2003
3 4 (2.84%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.42%) Apache
4 2 (1.42%) IIS
4 2 (1.42%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.71%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.71%) Confluence
5 1 (0.71%) MQSeries
5 1 (0.71%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.71%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (2.13%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.71%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (9.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (4.96%) Office 365
3 5 (3.55%) IaaS
4 3 (2.13%) SaaS
5 2 (1.42%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.71%) Azure ExpressRoute
Communications & Networking
1 34 (24.11%) Firewall
2 18 (12.77%) LAN
3 16 (11.35%) WAN
4 12 (8.51%) BGP
4 12 (8.51%) VPN
5 11 (7.80%) Cisco Nexus
5 11 (7.80%) TCP/IP
6 10 (7.09%) DNS
6 10 (7.09%) OSPF
7 9 (6.38%) Wireless
8 7 (4.96%) Cisco ASA
8 7 (4.96%) DHCP
8 7 (4.96%) VLAN
9 6 (4.26%) MPLS
10 5 (3.55%) Cisco Firepower
10 5 (3.55%) Network Security
11 4 (2.84%) EIGRP
11 4 (2.84%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 4 (2.84%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 4 (2.84%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (14.18%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.26%) Azure SQL Database
3 3 (2.13%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.42%) Big Data
4 2 (1.42%) Data Lake
4 2 (1.42%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.71%) Apache Hive
5 1 (0.71%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.71%) DB2
5 1 (0.71%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.71%) Impala
5 1 (0.71%) SAP BW
5 1 (0.71%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.71%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (4.26%) Git (software)
1 6 (4.26%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.42%) JIRA
3 1 (0.71%) Hudson
General
1 18 (12.77%) Finance
2 10 (7.09%) Telecoms
3 7 (4.96%) Banking
3 7 (4.96%) Law
4 5 (3.55%) Local Government
5 4 (2.84%) Investment Banking
6 3 (2.13%) Legal
6 3 (2.13%) Retail
7 1 (0.71%) Back Office
7 1 (0.71%) Electronics
7 1 (0.71%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.71%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 21 (14.89%) Architect
2 16 (11.35%) Network Engineer
2 16 (11.35%) Project Manager
3 10 (7.09%) Transition Manager
4 9 (6.38%) Network Architect
5 8 (5.67%) Infrastructure Manager
6 7 (4.96%) Change Manager
6 7 (4.96%) Consultant
6 7 (4.96%) DBA
6 7 (4.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 7 (4.96%) IT Manager
6 7 (4.96%) Service Manager
6 7 (4.96%) Service Transition Manager
7 6 (4.26%) Analyst
7 6 (4.26%) SQL DBA
8 5 (3.55%) Data Architect
8 5 (3.55%) Data Centre Architect
8 5 (3.55%) DevOps Engineer
8 5 (3.55%) Infrastructure Project Manager
9 4 (2.84%) Azure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.55%) Middleware
2 3 (2.13%) .NET
2 3 (2.13%) .NET Framework
2 3 (2.13%) JMS
2 3 (2.13%) WinForms
2 3 (2.13%) WPF
3 1 (0.71%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 14 (9.93%) Driving Licence
1 14 (9.93%) Management Information System
2 6 (4.26%) Linux Command Line
3 5 (3.55%) Clustering
4 4 (2.84%) PKI
5 3 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.13%) Hybrid Cloud
5 3 (2.13%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.42%) AS400
6 2 (1.42%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.42%) SCADA
7 1 (0.71%) CMDB
7 1 (0.71%) Fintech
7 1 (0.71%) NHS
7 1 (0.71%) Replication
7 1 (0.71%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 34 (24.11%) Windows
2 19 (13.48%) Windows Server
3 13 (9.22%) Linux
4 5 (3.55%) Windows 10
5 4 (2.84%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (1.42%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.42%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.71%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.71%) Solaris
7 1 (0.71%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.71%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (37.59%) Migration
2 27 (19.15%) ITIL
3 20 (14.18%) Capacity Planning
4 19 (13.48%) PRINCE2
5 14 (9.93%) TOGAF
5 14 (9.93%) Validation
6 13 (9.22%) Disaster Recovery
7 12 (8.51%) Configuration Management
8 11 (7.80%) High Availability
9 10 (7.09%) Supplier Relationship Management
9 10 (7.09%) User Acceptance Testing
10 9 (6.38%) DevOps
10 9 (6.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 9 (6.38%) Target Operating Model
11 8 (5.67%) Data Migration
12 7 (4.96%) Agile Software Development
12 7 (4.96%) Project Management
12 7 (4.96%) Stakeholder Management
12 7 (4.96%) Virtual Infrastructure
13 6 (4.26%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 21 (14.89%) SQL
2 10 (7.09%) Python
3 6 (4.26%) Bash Shell
4 3 (2.13%) C#
4 3 (2.13%) Java
4 3 (2.13%) VB.NET
5 2 (1.42%) PowerShell
5 2 (1.42%) VB
5 2 (1.42%) VBA
Qualifications
1 27 (19.15%) Security Cleared
2 26 (18.44%) SC Cleared
3 18 (12.77%) Cisco Certification
4 16 (11.35%) CCNP
5 7 (4.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 6 (4.26%) CCIE
7 5 (3.55%) CCNA
8 4 (2.84%) CCIE Data Center
8 4 (2.84%) CCSA
8 4 (2.84%) CISM
8 4 (2.84%) CISSP
8 4 (2.84%) Degree
9 3 (2.13%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (1.42%) CISA
10 2 (1.42%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
11 1 (0.71%) Check Point Certification
11 1 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.71%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.71%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.42%) COBIT
2 2 (1.42%) COSO
2 2 (1.42%) SLA
3 1 (0.71%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.71%) GDPR
3 1 (0.71%) GMP
3 1 (0.71%) PMO
System Software
1 22 (15.60%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (4.26%) Active Directory
2 6 (4.26%) Docker
3 5 (3.55%) XenApp
4 4 (2.84%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 2 (1.42%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (1.42%) vSphere
6 1 (0.71%) HDFS
6 1 (0.71%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.71%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.71%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.71%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 7 (4.96%) SCCM
2 6 (4.26%) Kubernetes
2 6 (4.26%) logstash
3 5 (3.55%) SCOM
4 3 (2.13%) Terraform
5 2 (1.42%) NetBackup
5 2 (1.42%) Puppet
6 1 (0.71%) Ansible
6 1 (0.71%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.71%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (0.71%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.71%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (0.71%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.71%) Nagios
6 1 (0.71%) OpenNMS
6 1 (0.71%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.71%) vMotion
6 1 (0.71%) vRealize
6 1 (0.71%) WSUS
Vendors
1 29 (20.57%) Cisco
2 28 (19.86%) VMware
3 13 (9.22%) CheckPoint
3 13 (9.22%) F5
3 13 (9.22%) Microsoft
4 11 (7.80%) Juniper
5 7 (4.96%) Citrix
6 6 (4.26%) Avaya
6 6 (4.26%) SAP
7 5 (3.55%) HP
7 5 (3.55%) SolarWinds
8 4 (2.84%) Dell
8 4 (2.84%) EMC
8 4 (2.84%) Oracle
8 4 (2.84%) Riverbed
8 4 (2.84%) ServiceNow
9 3 (2.13%) CyberArk
9 3 (2.13%) Fortinet
9 3 (2.13%) Meraki
10 2 (1.42%) Twitter