Period
to 19 November 2018

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 19 November 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 West
6 months to
19 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 73 57 33
Rank change year-on-year -16 -24 +15
Contract jobs citing Data Centre 175 170 362
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.96% 3.01% 5.30%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 10.33% 10.20% 15.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 125 222
North West median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £311 £263 £305
90th Percentile £600 £550 £556
England median daily rate £438 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +2.94% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 0
North West median hourly rate £21.76 £15.84 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.37% - -
England median hourly rate £22.70 £18.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year +26.08% -25.00% -1.54%

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 1,694 1,667 2,296
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 28.66% 29.49% 33.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 994 1,067 1,477
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £213 £200 £250
90th Percentile £575 £575 £553
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 82 94
North West median hourly rate £22.22 £20.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.08% +25.00% -8.57%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.38 £11.65
90th Percentile £48.00 £47.39 £44.45
England median hourly rate £21.25 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +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 19 November 2018.

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 19 November 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
Manchester +19 95 £450 +9.76% 34
Cheshire -7 30 £431 +8.49% 3
Merseyside +14 24 £500 +8.11% 8
Lancashire -43 15 £475 +5.56% 4
Cumbria +1 3 £513 -
Data Centre
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 West region with a requirement for Data Centre.

1 53 (30.29%) Migration
2 49 (28.00%) Cisco
3 40 (22.86%) Firewall
4 39 (22.29%) Microsoft
4 39 (22.29%) Windows
5 33 (18.86%) Finance
6 32 (18.29%) VMware
6 32 (18.29%) WAN
7 31 (17.71%) LAN
8 30 (17.14%) Active Directory
8 30 (17.14%) Security Cleared
9 26 (14.86%) SLA
9 26 (14.86%) Service Management
10 24 (13.71%) Cisco Certification
11 23 (13.14%) Project Management
11 23 (13.14%) SC Cleared
12 21 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
13 20 (11.43%) Load Balancing
13 20 (11.43%) PRINCE2
13 20 (11.43%) VMware Infrastructure
13 20 (11.43%) Windows Server
14 18 (10.29%) ITIL
14 18 (10.29%) CCNP
14 18 (10.29%) HP
14 18 (10.29%) Telecoms
15 17 (9.71%) SAN
16 16 (9.14%) NHS
16 16 (9.14%) CCIE
16 16 (9.14%) Management Information System
16 16 (9.14%) F5

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 (6.29%) MS Exchange
1 11 (6.29%) Skype for Business
2 10 (5.71%) SharePoint
3 5 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (1.14%) JBoss
5 1 (0.57%) Apache
5 1 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.57%) IIS
5 1 (0.57%) nginx
5 1 (0.57%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (1.71%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (1.71%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 15 (8.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (7.43%) Office 365
3 10 (5.71%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (2.29%) IaaS
5 3 (1.71%) PaaS
6 1 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.57%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 40 (22.86%) Firewall
2 32 (18.29%) WAN
3 31 (17.71%) LAN
4 17 (9.71%) SAN
5 14 (8.00%) BGP
5 14 (8.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 14 (8.00%) DNS
5 14 (8.00%) NAS
6 13 (7.43%) DHCP
7 12 (6.86%) Fibre Channel
7 12 (6.86%) Network Security
7 12 (6.86%) OSPF
8 10 (5.71%) Cisco IOS
8 10 (5.71%) Wireless
8 10 (5.71%) WLAN
9 9 (5.14%) Cisco ASA
9 9 (5.14%) Cisco Firepower
9 9 (5.14%) Wi-Fi
10 8 (4.57%) NX-OS
10 8 (4.57%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.14%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.14%) Big Data
2 2 (1.14%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.57%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.57%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (0.57%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (0.57%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (0.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.57%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 6 (3.43%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.57%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.57%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (0.57%) Travis CI
2 1 (0.57%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 33 (18.86%) Finance
2 18 (10.29%) Telecoms
3 9 (5.14%) Manufacturing
4 6 (3.43%) Banking
4 6 (3.43%) Local Government
5 5 (2.86%) Financial Institution
6 4 (2.29%) Retail
7 2 (1.14%) Automotive
7 2 (1.14%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.14%) Law
8 1 (0.57%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.57%) Back Office
8 1 (0.57%) Legal
8 1 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 47 (26.86%) Architect
2 25 (14.29%) Project Manager
3 16 (9.14%) Network Engineer
4 14 (8.00%) Infrastructure Architect
5 13 (7.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 12 (6.86%) Consultant
7 11 (6.29%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 11 (6.29%) Data Centre Architect
8 9 (5.14%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 9 (5.14%) Security Engineer
9 8 (4.57%) Network Security Engineer
10 7 (4.00%) Network Architect
10 7 (4.00%) Server Engineer
10 7 (4.00%) Storage Engineer
10 7 (4.00%) Technical Architect
11 6 (3.43%) Cisco Architect
11 6 (3.43%) Migration Architect
11 6 (3.43%) Senior Network Engineer
12 5 (2.86%) Infrastructure Manager
12 5 (2.86%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.57%) Middleware
2 3 (1.71%) .NET
2 3 (1.71%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.57%) Ajax
3 1 (0.57%) AngularJS
3 1 (0.57%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (0.57%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (0.57%) iOS SDK
3 1 (0.57%) Java EE
3 1 (0.57%) jQuery
3 1 (0.57%) JSON
3 1 (0.57%) Node.js
3 1 (0.57%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 16 (9.14%) Management Information System
1 16 (9.14%) NHS
2 11 (6.29%) Enterprise Storage
3 6 (3.43%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (3.43%) PKI
3 6 (3.43%) Replication
4 5 (2.86%) Clustering
4 5 (2.86%) Private Cloud
5 4 (2.29%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (1.71%) EMC VMAX
6 3 (1.71%) EMC VNX
7 2 (1.14%) Driving Licence
7 2 (1.14%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.14%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.14%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.57%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.57%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.57%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.57%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.57%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 39 (22.29%) Windows
2 20 (11.43%) Windows Server
3 10 (5.71%) Unix
4 8 (4.57%) Linux
5 7 (4.00%) Data ONTAP
6 6 (3.43%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (2.29%) Windows 10
8 2 (1.14%) AIX
8 2 (1.14%) Windows 7
8 2 (1.14%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.57%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.57%) CentOS
9 1 (0.57%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (30.29%) Migration
2 26 (14.86%) Service Management
3 23 (13.14%) Project Management
4 21 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
5 20 (11.43%) Load Balancing
5 20 (11.43%) PRINCE2
6 18 (10.29%) ITIL
7 14 (8.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 13 (7.43%) Stakeholder Management
9 11 (6.29%) Disaster Recovery
10 9 (5.14%) Cybersecurity
11 7 (4.00%) Incident Management
11 7 (4.00%) Mentoring
11 7 (4.00%) Network Design
12 6 (3.43%) Capacity Planning
12 6 (3.43%) Data Security
13 5 (2.86%) Customer Requirements
13 5 (2.86%) Information Security
13 5 (2.86%) Server Building
14 4 (2.29%) Target Operating Model
Programming Languages
1 12 (6.86%) SQL
2 10 (5.71%) PowerShell
3 3 (1.71%) Java
4 2 (1.14%) C
4 2 (1.14%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.57%) C#
5 1 (0.57%) Go
5 1 (0.57%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.57%) Objective-C
5 1 (0.57%) Perl
5 1 (0.57%) Python
5 1 (0.57%) VB
5 1 (0.57%) VBA
5 1 (0.57%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 30 (17.14%) Security Cleared
2 24 (13.71%) Cisco Certification
3 23 (13.14%) SC Cleared
4 18 (10.29%) CCNP
5 16 (9.14%) CCIE
6 8 (4.57%) CCNA
7 6 (3.43%) CCIE Security
7 6 (3.43%) Degree
8 5 (2.86%) CCIE Data Center
9 4 (2.29%) BPSS Clearance
9 4 (2.29%) MCSE
9 4 (2.29%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (1.71%) CCDP
10 3 (1.71%) CISSP
10 3 (1.71%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (1.14%) CISM
11 2 (1.14%) GIAC
11 2 (1.14%) MCSA
12 1 (0.57%) PMP
12 1 (0.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (14.86%) SLA
2 12 (6.86%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 4 (2.29%) Data Quality
4 3 (1.71%) GDPR
5 2 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (1.14%) PMO
6 1 (0.57%) COBIT
6 1 (0.57%) COSO
6 1 (0.57%) QA
System Software
1 30 (17.14%) Active Directory
2 20 (11.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (4.57%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (3.43%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 6 (3.43%) NFS
4 6 (3.43%) Virtual Desktop
4 6 (3.43%) XenApp
5 4 (2.29%) Hyper-V
6 3 (1.71%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 3 (1.71%) SRDF
7 2 (1.14%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (1.14%) Xen
8 1 (0.57%) KVM
8 1 (0.57%) QEMU
8 1 (0.57%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 14 (8.00%) SCCM
2 10 (5.71%) OpenView
3 8 (4.57%) SCOM
4 7 (4.00%) NetApp OnCommand
5 5 (2.86%) Stealthwatch
6 4 (2.29%) OVSD
7 3 (1.71%) AirWatch
7 3 (1.71%) Forum Sentry
7 3 (1.71%) Nagios
7 3 (1.71%) SnapMirror
7 3 (1.71%) SnapVault
8 2 (1.14%) Microsoft Clustering
8 2 (1.14%) NetBackup
8 2 (1.14%) WSUS
9 1 (0.57%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.57%) HP ALM
9 1 (0.57%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.57%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (0.57%) SmoothWall
9 1 (0.57%) SQL Sentry
Vendors
1 49 (28.00%) Cisco
2 39 (22.29%) Microsoft
3 32 (18.29%) VMware
4 18 (10.29%) HP
5 16 (9.14%) F5
6 12 (6.86%) Citrix
7 10 (5.71%) Brocade
7 10 (5.71%) Juniper
7 10 (5.71%) NetApp
8 8 (4.57%) Palo Alto
8 8 (4.57%) Veeam
9 7 (4.00%) CheckPoint
9 7 (4.00%) EMC
9 7 (4.00%) Riverbed
10 6 (3.43%) BMC
10 6 (3.43%) Veritas
11 5 (2.86%) Infoblox
11 5 (2.86%) ServiceNow
11 5 (2.86%) Tufin
12 4 (2.29%) Meraki