Period
to 19 September 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Data Centre in contract job vacancies advertised in Reading. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Data Centre over the 6 months to 19 September 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
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 53 61 38
Rank change year-on-year +8 -23 +6
Contract jobs citing Data Centre 42 27 73
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 2.89% 2.14% 4.53%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 8.94% 6.59% 15.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 12 55
Reading median daily rate £475 £450 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.50% +1.18% -1.11%
10th Percentile £400 £350 £313
90th Percentile £625 £575 £529
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Reading median hourly rate £52.50 - £43.28
Berkshire median hourly rate £17.50 £12.00 £12.50
% change year-on-year +45.83% -4.00% -31.51%

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 Reading with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
Reading
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 470 410 460
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 32.35% 32.44% 28.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 285 203 282
Reading median daily rate £415 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% - -
10th Percentile £218 £251 £188
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
Berkshire median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 19 15
Reading median hourly rate £20.00 £17.48 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.42% -22.31% +52.54%
10th Percentile £11.40 £11.25 £16.97
90th Percentile £63.25 £54.13 £43.28
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +33.33% -14.29% -4.38%

Data Centre
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

Job postings citing Data Centre as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Reading.

Job vacancy trend for Data Centre in Reading

Data Centre
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Data Centre in Reading

Data Centre
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Data Centre in Reading over the 6 months to 19 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Data Centre in Reading

Data Centre
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Data Centre in Reading

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 Reading region with a requirement for Data Centre.

1 22 (52.38%) Project Management
2 18 (42.86%) Telecoms
3 16 (38.10%) Computer Science
4 15 (35.71%) Degree
5 13 (30.95%) ITIL
6 12 (28.57%) Microsoft Excel
6 12 (28.57%) Customer Requirements
7 11 (26.19%) Data Centre Operations
7 11 (26.19%) PMP
7 11 (26.19%) Project Planning
8 10 (23.81%) PMI Certification
8 10 (23.81%) PMI
8 10 (23.81%) MS Visio
8 10 (23.81%) Microsoft
8 10 (23.81%) Microsoft Azure
9 8 (19.05%) Problem-Solving
9 8 (19.05%) Linux
9 8 (19.05%) VMware
9 8 (19.05%) Migration
10 7 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
10 7 (16.67%) Oracle
10 7 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
10 7 (16.67%) Power BI
10 7 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
11 6 (14.29%) SCCM
11 6 (14.29%) Management Information System
12 5 (11.90%) SCOM
12 5 (11.90%) Veeam
12 5 (11.90%) Cisco
12 5 (11.90%) HP

Data Centre
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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 2 (4.76%) OpenStack
2 1 (2.38%) Apache
2 1 (2.38%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (2.38%) SharePoint
Applications
1 12 (28.57%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (23.81%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 10 (23.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (9.52%) PaaS
3 3 (7.14%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (7.14%) IaaS
4 2 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (2.38%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (2.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.52%) MPLS
1 4 (9.52%) WAN
2 3 (7.14%) Firewall
2 3 (7.14%) LAN
2 3 (7.14%) Wireless
2 3 (7.14%) WLAN
3 2 (4.76%) 3G
3 2 (4.76%) LTE
3 2 (4.76%) Network Security
3 2 (4.76%) VoLTE
4 1 (2.38%) DVB
4 1 (2.38%) Ethernet
4 1 (2.38%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (2.38%) Internet
4 1 (2.38%) IPv4
4 1 (2.38%) NAS
4 1 (2.38%) SNMP
4 1 (2.38%) SSL
4 1 (2.38%) VLAN
4 1 (2.38%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (16.67%) Power BI
2 2 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (4.76%) DB2
2 2 (4.76%) Hadoop
2 2 (4.76%) QlikView
3 1 (2.38%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (2.38%) Big Data
3 1 (2.38%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.38%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.38%) Redis
General
1 18 (42.86%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.76%) French Language
2 2 (4.76%) German Language
2 2 (4.76%) Retail
3 1 (2.38%) Finance
3 1 (2.38%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (23.81%) Data Centre Engineer
1 10 (23.81%) Project Engineer
1 10 (23.81%) Project Manager
2 8 (19.05%) Architect
3 4 (9.52%) Consultant
3 4 (9.52%) Solutions Architect
3 4 (9.52%) Technical Manager
3 4 (9.52%) Technical Project Manager
4 3 (7.14%) Azure Consultant
4 3 (7.14%) Network Architect
4 3 (7.14%) Network Manager
5 2 (4.76%) Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Consultant
5 2 (4.76%) OSS Architect
5 2 (4.76%) OSS Solutions Architect
5 2 (4.76%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (4.76%) Technical Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) Technical Support Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) Transformation Manager
5 2 (4.76%) Vendor Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.38%) Elastic Stack
1 1 (2.38%) Kafka
1 1 (2.38%) RabbitMQ
1 1 (2.38%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 16 (38.10%) Computer Science
2 10 (23.81%) PMI
3 7 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (14.29%) Management Information System
5 2 (4.76%) Driving Licence
5 2 (4.76%) Public Cloud
6 1 (2.38%) Blackberry
6 1 (2.38%) CMDB
6 1 (2.38%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (2.38%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 8 (19.05%) Linux
2 2 (4.76%) Windows
3 1 (2.38%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (52.38%) Project Management
2 13 (30.95%) ITIL
3 12 (28.57%) Customer Requirements
4 11 (26.19%) Data Centre Operations
4 11 (26.19%) Project Planning
5 8 (19.05%) Migration
5 8 (19.05%) Problem-Solving
6 7 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (11.90%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (11.90%) Infrastructure Transformation
7 5 (11.90%) Network Management
8 4 (9.52%) Decision-Making
8 4 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (7.14%) Contract Management
9 3 (7.14%) Cybersecurity
9 3 (7.14%) DevOps
9 3 (7.14%) Service Management
9 3 (7.14%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
10 2 (4.76%) Continuous Improvement
10 2 (4.76%) Project Governance
Programming Languages
1 5 (11.90%) C
1 5 (11.90%) SQL
2 2 (4.76%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.38%) AWK
3 1 (2.38%) Bash Shell
3 1 (2.38%) Java
3 1 (2.38%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.38%) Perl
3 1 (2.38%) Python
Qualifications
1 15 (35.71%) Degree
2 11 (26.19%) PMP
3 10 (23.81%) PMI Certification
4 4 (9.52%) Security Cleared
5 3 (7.14%) SC Cleared
6 2 (4.76%) PhD
7 1 (2.38%) APMP
7 1 (2.38%) CCNP
7 1 (2.38%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (2.38%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (2.38%) DV Cleared
7 1 (2.38%) HNC
7 1 (2.38%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.76%) QA
System Software
1 7 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (4.76%) StorNext
3 1 (2.38%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.38%) Apache Flume
3 1 (2.38%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (2.38%) Firmware
3 1 (2.38%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (2.38%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (14.29%) SCCM
2 5 (11.90%) SCOM
3 3 (7.14%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (4.76%) Netcool
4 2 (4.76%) NSN NetAct
4 2 (4.76%) OpenView
4 2 (4.76%) TeMIP
4 2 (4.76%) Terraform
4 2 (4.76%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (2.38%) Ansible
5 1 (2.38%) Grafana
5 1 (2.38%) Graphite
5 1 (2.38%) Kibana
5 1 (2.38%) Mesos
5 1 (2.38%) Nagios
5 1 (2.38%) Puppet
5 1 (2.38%) Salt
5 1 (2.38%) StatsD
5 1 (2.38%) vRealize
5 1 (2.38%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 10 (23.81%) Microsoft
2 8 (19.05%) VMware
3 7 (16.67%) Oracle
4 5 (11.90%) Cisco
4 5 (11.90%) HP
4 5 (11.90%) Veeam
5 3 (7.14%) Infovista
5 3 (7.14%) Juniper
6 2 (4.76%) BT
6 2 (4.76%) CheckPoint
6 2 (4.76%) F5
6 2 (4.76%) IBM
7 1 (2.38%) Blue Coat
7 1 (2.38%) BMC
7 1 (2.38%) Extreme Networks
7 1 (2.38%) New Relic
7 1 (2.38%) Palo Alto
7 1 (2.38%) Remedy
7 1 (2.38%) SolarWinds
7 1 (2.38%) Splunk