Period
to 20 February 2019

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 20 February 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
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
20 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 62 55 37
Rank change year-on-year -7 -18 +9
Contract jobs citing Data Centre 38 33 59
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 2.53% 2.70% 4.10%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 8.15% 7.80% 12.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 17 24
Reading median daily rate £500 £450 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +30.43% -23.33%
10th Percentile £215 £270 £286
90th Percentile £588 £560 £502
Berkshire median daily rate £398 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -6.47% +6.25% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 6
Reading median hourly rate - £19.38 £49.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -60.56% +8.46%
Berkshire median hourly rate - £18.00 £43.28
% change year-on-year - -58.41% -4.47%

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 Reading with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
Reading
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 466 423 482
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 31.00% 34.62% 33.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 249 251 245
Reading median daily rate £463 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.63% - -4.76%
10th Percentile £248 £205 £231
90th Percentile £625 £550 £575
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 15 20
Reading median hourly rate £33.25 £15.00 £39.64
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +121.67% -62.16% +126.51%
10th Percentile £10.24 £10.85 £13.00
90th Percentile £49.58 £47.50 £55.65
Berkshire median hourly rate £13.10 £12.70 £19.81
% change year-on-year +3.15% -35.90% +6.08%

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 20 February 2019.

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 20 February 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 Reading region with a requirement for Data Centre.

1 13 (34.21%) Telecoms
2 10 (26.32%) VMware
3 9 (23.68%) Project Management
3 9 (23.68%) Windows
3 9 (23.68%) Microsoft
4 8 (21.05%) Migration
4 8 (21.05%) Security Cleared
4 8 (21.05%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (21.05%) Problem-Solving
5 7 (18.42%) Microsoft Azure
6 6 (15.79%) SC Cleared
6 6 (15.79%) Windows Server
6 6 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (15.79%) PRINCE2
6 6 (15.79%) C
6 6 (15.79%) PMP
7 5 (13.16%) PMI Certification
7 5 (13.16%) SQL Server
7 5 (13.16%) Linux
7 5 (13.16%) LAN
7 5 (13.16%) Facilities Management
8 4 (10.53%) Data Protection
8 4 (10.53%) SCCM
8 4 (10.53%) Waterfall
8 4 (10.53%) Process Improvement
8 4 (10.53%) TOGAF
8 4 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (10.53%) Firewall
8 4 (10.53%) Management Information System
8 4 (10.53%) Service Management

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 (5.26%) IIS
1 2 (5.26%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.63%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (2.63%) AutoCAD
Cloud Services
1 7 (18.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.63%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.63%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (13.16%) LAN
2 4 (10.53%) Firewall
2 4 (10.53%) WAN
3 2 (5.26%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (5.26%) Internet
3 2 (5.26%) NAS
3 2 (5.26%) SSL
4 1 (2.63%) MPLS
4 1 (2.63%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.16%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.63%) Big Data
2 1 (2.63%) Power BI
2 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 13 (34.21%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.26%) Finance
3 1 (2.63%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (28.95%) Architect
2 6 (15.79%) Data Centre Manager
2 6 (15.79%) Project Manager
3 5 (13.16%) Data Manager
4 4 (10.53%) Infrastructure Manager
4 4 (10.53%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (7.89%) Data Centre Project Manager
5 3 (7.89%) Data Centre Technician
5 3 (7.89%) Electrical Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) Infrastructure Architect
5 3 (7.89%) Server Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) Site Manager
5 3 (7.89%) Technical Architect
5 3 (7.89%) Vendor Manager
6 2 (5.26%) Cloud Architect
6 2 (5.26%) Consultant
6 2 (5.26%) Data Centre Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Infrastructure Services Manager
6 2 (5.26%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.63%) Elastic Stack
1 1 (2.63%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.53%) Management Information System
2 2 (5.26%) Blackberry
2 2 (5.26%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (2.63%) Private Cloud
3 1 (2.63%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 9 (23.68%) Windows
2 6 (15.79%) Windows Server
3 5 (13.16%) Linux
4 3 (7.89%) Unix
5 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.63%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (23.68%) Project Management
2 8 (21.05%) Migration
2 8 (21.05%) Problem-Solving
3 6 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (15.79%) PRINCE2
4 5 (13.16%) Facilities Management
5 4 (10.53%) Data Protection
5 4 (10.53%) ITIL
5 4 (10.53%) Process Improvement
5 4 (10.53%) Service Management
5 4 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (10.53%) TOGAF
5 4 (10.53%) Waterfall
6 3 (7.89%) Coaching
6 3 (7.89%) High Availability
6 3 (7.89%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 3 (7.89%) Matrix Organization
6 3 (7.89%) Mentoring
6 3 (7.89%) Server Management
6 3 (7.89%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (15.79%) C
2 1 (2.63%) Python
2 1 (2.63%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (21.05%) Security Cleared
2 6 (15.79%) PMP
2 6 (15.79%) SC Cleared
3 5 (13.16%) PMI Certification
4 2 (5.26%) Degree
4 2 (5.26%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.63%) APMP
5 1 (2.63%) CCIE
5 1 (2.63%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (21.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (7.89%) KVM
2 3 (7.89%) vSphere
2 3 (7.89%) Xen
3 2 (5.26%) Active Directory
4 1 (2.63%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.63%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (10.53%) SCCM
2 2 (5.26%) vRealize
3 1 (2.63%) Ansible
3 1 (2.63%) SCOM
Vendors
1 10 (26.32%) VMware
2 9 (23.68%) Microsoft
3 3 (7.89%) Cisco
3 3 (7.89%) Juniper
4 2 (5.26%) CheckPoint
5 1 (2.63%) HP
5 1 (2.63%) Oracle
5 1 (2.63%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.63%) Veeam