Period
to 22 May 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Data Centre in contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Data Centre over the 6 months to 22 May 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
UK > Scotland
6 months to
22 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 107 55 30
Rank change year-on-year -52 -25 +18
Contract jobs citing Data Centre 101 125 332
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.96% 3.49% 6.04%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.40% 10.87% 17.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 58 84
Scotland median daily rate £375 £395 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.06% +3.95% -1.94%
10th Percentile £240 £198 £211
90th Percentile £488 £488 £546
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £414
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.72% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 5
Scotland median hourly rate £15.75 - £36.00
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £18.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year +18.92% -33.93% +51.35%

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 Scotland with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 1,578 1,150 1,851
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 30.58% 32.12% 33.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 887 634 975
Scotland median daily rate £399 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.40% - +4.73%
10th Percentile £219 £186 £220
90th Percentile £528 £500 £525
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 29 54
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £31.85 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -45.05% -19.37% +94.15%
10th Percentile £10.63 £11.32 £13.80
90th Percentile £55.63 £52.17 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £21.90 £20.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +9.50% -4.76% +17.55%

Data Centre
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Data Centre in Scotland

Data Centre
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Data Centre in Scotland

Data Centre
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Data Centre in Scotland over the 6 months to 22 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Data Centre in Scotland

Data Centre
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Data Centre in Scotland

Data Centre
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

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 Scotland region over the 6 months to 22 May 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
Edinburgh -45 46 £413 +1.85% 9
Glasgow -17 34 £360 +15.20% 2
South Lanarkshire - 3 £365 -
Aberdeen +4 2 - -
West Lothian +2 2 £375 -
Renfrewshire -39 2 £345 -17.86% 1
Stirling - 2 - -
Dundee - 1 £297 -
Inverclyde - 1 £320 -
Data Centre
UK

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Data Centre.

1 28 (27.72%) Finance
2 27 (26.73%) Windows
3 24 (23.76%) Project Management
4 18 (17.82%) Migration
4 18 (17.82%) Programme Delivery
5 16 (15.84%) Law
5 16 (15.84%) Linux
6 15 (14.85%) Java
6 15 (14.85%) Firewall
6 15 (14.85%) Agile Software Development
7 13 (12.87%) VMware
8 12 (11.88%) Disaster Recovery
8 12 (11.88%) Cisco
8 12 (11.88%) Microsoft
8 12 (11.88%) Waterfall
8 12 (11.88%) Relational Database
9 11 (10.89%) Degree
9 11 (10.89%) ITIL
10 10 (9.90%) WAN
10 10 (9.90%) Active Directory
10 10 (9.90%) Security Cleared
10 10 (9.90%) Capacity Planning
10 10 (9.90%) Virtual Team
10 10 (9.90%) Windows Server
10 10 (9.90%) DevOps
10 10 (9.90%) Windows 10
11 9 (8.91%) Analytical Skills
11 9 (8.91%) Business Continuity
11 9 (8.91%) Amazon AWS
11 9 (8.91%) DNS

Data Centre
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 5 (4.95%) Cloud Foundry
2 4 (3.96%) Confluence
3 2 (1.98%) IBM Domino
4 1 (0.99%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.99%) IIS
4 1 (0.99%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.99%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (5.94%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.97%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (2.97%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.99%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.99%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 9 (8.91%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (4.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (3.96%) AWS CloudFormation
3 4 (3.96%) GitHub
4 3 (2.97%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (1.98%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (1.98%) IaaS
5 2 (1.98%) Office 365
5 2 (1.98%) PaaS
5 2 (1.98%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (14.85%) Firewall
2 10 (9.90%) WAN
3 9 (8.91%) DNS
4 6 (5.94%) HTTP
4 6 (5.94%) Network Security
4 6 (5.94%) SAN
4 6 (5.94%) TCP/IP
5 5 (4.95%) Internet
5 5 (4.95%) LAN
5 5 (4.95%) Reverse Proxy
5 5 (4.95%) SSL
6 4 (3.96%) DHCP
7 3 (2.97%) MPLS
7 3 (2.97%) VLAN
7 3 (2.97%) Wireless
8 2 (1.98%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (1.98%) Junos
8 2 (1.98%) Remote Desktop
9 1 (0.99%) Cisco Wireless
9 1 (0.99%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (11.88%) Relational Database
2 5 (4.95%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.98%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.99%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.99%) MySQL
4 1 (0.99%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 5 (4.95%) Git (software)
2 4 (3.96%) Jenkins
2 4 (3.96%) JIRA
3 2 (1.98%) Oracle APEX
3 2 (1.98%) Oracle Forms
General
1 28 (27.72%) Finance
2 16 (15.84%) Law
3 3 (2.97%) Retail
4 1 (0.99%) Banking
Job Titles
1 25 (24.75%) Project Manager
2 13 (12.87%) Analyst
3 12 (11.88%) Infrastructure Manager
3 12 (11.88%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 10 (9.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 7 (6.93%) DevOps Engineer
5 7 (6.93%) Support Engineer
6 6 (5.94%) Consultant
6 6 (5.94%) IT Manager
6 6 (5.94%) IT Project Manager
6 6 (5.94%) Network Engineer
7 5 (4.95%) Cloud Engineer
7 5 (4.95%) DBA
8 4 (3.96%) Business Analyst
8 4 (3.96%) SQL DBA
9 3 (2.97%) Architect
9 3 (2.97%) Delivery Manager
9 3 (2.97%) Disaster Recovery Analyst
9 3 (2.97%) Support Analyst
9 3 (2.97%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (8.91%) Web Services
2 5 (4.95%) RESTful
3 4 (3.96%) XML
4 3 (2.97%) LDAP
4 3 (2.97%) SOAP
5 2 (1.98%) J2EE
5 2 (1.98%) Java EE
5 2 (1.98%) JSON
5 2 (1.98%) Middleware
5 2 (1.98%) Oracle Fusion
5 2 (1.98%) REST
6 1 (0.99%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (0.99%) Spring
6 1 (0.99%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.90%) Virtual Team
2 9 (8.91%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (7.92%) Clustering
4 5 (4.95%) Replication
5 4 (3.96%) PKI
6 3 (2.97%) Mainframe
6 3 (2.97%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.98%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.98%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 2 (1.98%) Driving Licence
7 2 (1.98%) iPad
7 2 (1.98%) iPhone
7 2 (1.98%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.98%) NHS
7 2 (1.98%) Oracle Licensing
7 2 (1.98%) Private Cloud
7 2 (1.98%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.99%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.99%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.99%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 27 (26.73%) Windows
2 16 (15.84%) Linux
3 10 (9.90%) Windows 10
3 10 (9.90%) Windows Server
4 8 (7.92%) Unix
5 4 (3.96%) Mac OS X
5 4 (3.96%) Windows 7
5 4 (3.96%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.98%) Android
6 2 (1.98%) Windows 8
6 2 (1.98%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.99%) OpenVMS
7 1 (0.99%) SmartOS
7 1 (0.99%) VMS
7 1 (0.99%) Windows 2000
7 1 (0.99%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (23.76%) Project Management
2 18 (17.82%) Migration
2 18 (17.82%) Programme Delivery
3 15 (14.85%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (11.88%) Disaster Recovery
4 12 (11.88%) Waterfall
5 11 (10.89%) ITIL
6 10 (9.90%) Capacity Planning
6 10 (9.90%) DevOps
7 9 (8.91%) Business Continuity
8 8 (7.92%) Performance Tuning
8 8 (7.92%) PRINCE2
8 8 (7.92%) Virtual Team Management
9 7 (6.93%) High Availability
9 7 (6.93%) Matrix Organization
9 7 (6.93%) Problem-Solving
9 7 (6.93%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (5.94%) Budgeting and Forecasting
10 6 (5.94%) Configuration Management
10 6 (5.94%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 15 (14.85%) Java
2 6 (5.94%) SQL
3 4 (3.96%) PowerShell
3 4 (3.96%) T-SQL
4 1 (0.99%) Python
4 1 (0.99%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 11 (10.89%) Degree
2 10 (9.90%) Security Cleared
3 7 (6.93%) PMP
4 5 (4.95%) PMI Certification
5 4 (3.96%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (3.96%) DV Cleared
5 4 (3.96%) SC Cleared
6 3 (2.97%) CCNP
6 3 (2.97%) HND
6 3 (2.97%) MCSE
6 3 (2.97%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (1.98%) A+ Certification
7 2 (1.98%) CCNA
7 2 (1.98%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.99%) CCDP
8 1 (0.99%) CompTIA Security+
8 1 (0.99%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.99%) MCTS
8 1 (0.99%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.99%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.94%) Disclosure Scotland
1 6 (5.94%) PMO
1 6 (5.94%) QA
2 4 (3.96%) SLA
3 1 (0.99%) GDPR
3 1 (0.99%) PMBOK
System Software
1 10 (9.90%) Active Directory
2 7 (6.93%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (6.93%) vSphere
3 5 (4.95%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.98%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (0.99%) Firmware
5 1 (0.99%) NFS
5 1 (0.99%) RACF
5 1 (0.99%) vCloud
5 1 (0.99%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.99%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.99%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 4 (3.96%) Ansible
1 4 (3.96%) Puppet
1 4 (3.96%) vCenter Server
2 3 (2.97%) WSUS
3 2 (1.98%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (1.98%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (1.98%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (1.98%) MOM
4 1 (0.99%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (0.99%) Control-M
4 1 (0.99%) HP SiteScope
4 1 (0.99%) MaaS360
4 1 (0.99%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.99%) OMEGAMON
4 1 (0.99%) SCCM
4 1 (0.99%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (0.99%) Tivoli NetView
4 1 (0.99%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.99%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 13 (12.87%) VMware
2 12 (11.88%) Cisco
2 12 (11.88%) Microsoft
3 6 (5.94%) F5
4 4 (3.96%) Citrix
4 4 (3.96%) IBM
4 4 (3.96%) Palo Alto
4 4 (3.96%) Red Hat
5 3 (2.97%) HP
5 3 (2.97%) McAfee
5 3 (2.97%) Oracle
5 3 (2.97%) Symantec
6 2 (1.98%) Apple
6 2 (1.98%) Brocade
6 2 (1.98%) Juniper
7 1 (0.99%) BMC
7 1 (0.99%) Intel
7 1 (0.99%) Lotus
7 1 (0.99%) SAP
7 1 (0.99%) Unisys