Period
to 16 August 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 16 August 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
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 126 92 30
Rank change year-on-year -34 -62 +6
Contract jobs citing Data Centre 84 86 324
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.53% 1.99% 6.10%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.04% 6.71% 16.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 41 76
Scotland median daily rate £400 £395 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.27% +14.91% -8.33%
10th Percentile £289 £249 £214
90th Percentile £538 £493 £488
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 6
Scotland median hourly rate £15.75 £13.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -62.50% +157.14%
UK median hourly rate £32.50 £15.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year +109.68% -36.73% +8.89%

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 1,666 1,282 1,919
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 30.32% 29.68% 36.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 900 692 1,064
Scotland median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £225 £225 £228
90th Percentile £538 £500 £500
UK median daily rate £470 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% +6.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 40 64
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £30.93 £38.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -43.41% -19.15% +104.00%
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.31 £13.03
90th Percentile £53.75 £47.38 £44.05
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £20.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year +4.88% - +9.33%

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 16 August 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 16 August 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 -17 47 £450 +18.42% 9
Glasgow -16 23 £380 -5.00% 4
Aberdeen +6 3 £450 -5.76%
Stirling -2 1 - -
Renfrewshire -50 1 £290 -28.40%
Inverclyde - 1 £320 -
South Lanarkshire - 1 £475 -
Dundee - 1 £297 -
Data Centre
UK

For the 6 months to 16 August 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 27 (32.14%) Finance
2 24 (28.57%) Migration
3 23 (27.38%) Windows
4 17 (20.24%) Firewall
4 17 (20.24%) Programme Delivery
5 16 (19.05%) Law
6 15 (17.86%) VMware
7 12 (14.29%) Project Management
7 12 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
8 11 (13.10%) Virtual Team
9 10 (11.90%) Windows 10
9 10 (11.90%) Microsoft
10 9 (10.71%) Cisco
10 9 (10.71%) Active Directory
10 9 (10.71%) PRINCE2
10 9 (10.71%) Banking
10 9 (10.71%) VMware Infrastructure
10 9 (10.71%) Amazon AWS
10 9 (10.71%) Windows Server
11 8 (9.52%) Problem-Solving
11 8 (9.52%) Security Cleared
11 8 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
11 8 (9.52%) Incident Management
11 8 (9.52%) WAN
11 8 (9.52%) Service Management
12 7 (8.33%) Virtual Team Management
13 6 (7.14%) PMO
13 6 (7.14%) vCenter Server
13 6 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
13 6 (7.14%) DevOps

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 2 (2.38%) Cloud Foundry
1 2 (2.38%) IBM Domino
2 1 (1.19%) Apache Spark
2 1 (1.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (1.19%) Confluence
2 1 (1.19%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (5.95%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (3.57%) MS Visio
3 2 (2.38%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (1.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 9 (10.71%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (5.95%) PaaS
4 4 (4.76%) IaaS
5 3 (3.57%) Office 365
5 3 (3.57%) SaaS
6 2 (2.38%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (2.38%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (1.19%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (1.19%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (1.19%) Amazon S3
7 1 (1.19%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (1.19%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (1.19%) GitHub
7 1 (1.19%) OpenShift
7 1 (1.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 17 (20.24%) Firewall
2 8 (9.52%) WAN
3 6 (7.14%) Network Security
4 5 (5.95%) DNS
5 4 (4.76%) DHCP
5 4 (4.76%) LAN
6 3 (3.57%) BGP
6 3 (3.57%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (3.57%) Internet
6 3 (3.57%) OSPF
6 3 (3.57%) TCP/IP
6 3 (3.57%) VLAN
6 3 (3.57%) VPN
7 2 (2.38%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (2.38%) Cisco IOS
7 2 (2.38%) Fibre Channel
7 2 (2.38%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (2.38%) iSCSI
7 2 (2.38%) Remote Desktop
7 2 (2.38%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.38%) Data Mining
1 2 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.19%) Apache Hive
2 1 (1.19%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.19%) HBase
2 1 (1.19%) Pentaho
2 1 (1.19%) QlikView
2 1 (1.19%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.19%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 1 (1.19%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.19%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.19%) JIRA
General
1 27 (32.14%) Finance
2 16 (19.05%) Law
3 9 (10.71%) Banking
4 2 (2.38%) Legal
4 2 (2.38%) Retail
Job Titles
1 24 (28.57%) Project Manager
2 11 (13.10%) Analyst
3 10 (11.90%) Consultant
4 7 (8.33%) Architect
4 7 (8.33%) IT Manager
4 7 (8.33%) IT Project Manager
4 7 (8.33%) Senior Manager
4 7 (8.33%) Senior Project Manager
4 7 (8.33%) Support Engineer
5 6 (7.14%) Infrastructure Manager
5 6 (7.14%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 6 (7.14%) Network Engineer
6 4 (4.76%) Business Analyst
6 4 (4.76%) Desktop Support
6 4 (4.76%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (3.57%) Cloud Engineer
7 3 (3.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (3.57%) Wintel Engineer
8 2 (2.38%) Deskside Support Engineer
8 2 (2.38%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.76%) LDAP
2 2 (2.38%) J2EE
2 2 (2.38%) Middleware
2 2 (2.38%) RESTful
3 1 (1.19%) OAuth
3 1 (1.19%) SAML
3 1 (1.19%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (13.10%) Virtual Team
2 6 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (7.14%) PKI
3 4 (4.76%) Public Cloud
4 3 (3.57%) EMC VNX
5 2 (2.38%) Clustering
5 2 (2.38%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 2 (2.38%) Driving Licence
5 2 (2.38%) iPad
5 2 (2.38%) iPhone
5 2 (2.38%) Mainframe
5 2 (2.38%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.38%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.38%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (2.38%) VxBlock/Vblock
6 1 (1.19%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.19%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.19%) iSeries
6 1 (1.19%) NHS
6 1 (1.19%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 23 (27.38%) Windows
2 10 (11.90%) Windows 10
3 9 (10.71%) Windows Server
4 6 (7.14%) Linux
5 4 (4.76%) Unix
5 4 (4.76%) Windows 7
6 3 (3.57%) Android
6 3 (3.57%) Mac OS X
6 3 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (2.38%) Windows 8
7 2 (2.38%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.19%) Mesosphere
8 1 (1.19%) OpenVMS
8 1 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.19%) VMS
8 1 (1.19%) Windows 2000
8 1 (1.19%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (28.57%) Migration
2 17 (20.24%) Programme Delivery
3 12 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (14.29%) Project Management
4 9 (10.71%) PRINCE2
5 8 (9.52%) Incident Management
5 8 (9.52%) Problem-Solving
5 8 (9.52%) Service Management
6 7 (8.33%) Virtual Team Management
7 6 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
7 6 (7.14%) DevOps
7 6 (7.14%) ITIL
7 6 (7.14%) Kanban
8 5 (5.95%) Budgeting and Forecasting
8 5 (5.95%) Cybersecurity
8 5 (5.95%) Information Security
8 5 (5.95%) Planning and Forecasting
9 4 (4.76%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 4 (4.76%) Scaled Agile Framework
9 4 (4.76%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 5 (5.95%) Java
1 5 (5.95%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.19%) Bash Shell
2 1 (1.19%) Python
2 1 (1.19%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (9.52%) Security Cleared
2 6 (7.14%) Degree
2 6 (7.14%) PMP
3 4 (4.76%) PMI Certification
3 4 (4.76%) SC Cleared
4 3 (3.57%) CCNP
4 3 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (3.57%) MCSE
4 3 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (2.38%) A+ Certification
5 2 (2.38%) DV Cleared
5 2 (2.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.19%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.19%) CCDP
6 1 (1.19%) CESG Certified Professional
6 1 (1.19%) CompTIA Security+
6 1 (1.19%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (1.19%) MCSA
6 1 (1.19%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (1.19%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.14%) PMO
2 3 (3.57%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (3.57%) QA
3 2 (2.38%) GDPR
3 2 (2.38%) SLA
4 1 (1.19%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.19%) PMBOK
System Software
1 9 (10.71%) Active Directory
1 9 (10.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (5.95%) vSphere
3 4 (4.76%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.38%) EMC RecoverPoint
4 2 (2.38%) NFS
4 2 (2.38%) VMware NSX
4 2 (2.38%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (1.19%) Docker
5 1 (1.19%) Firmware
5 1 (1.19%) HDFS
5 1 (1.19%) RACF
5 1 (1.19%) vCloud
5 1 (1.19%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.19%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (7.14%) vCenter Server
2 3 (3.57%) WSUS
3 2 (2.38%) Ansible
3 2 (2.38%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (2.38%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (2.38%) vRealize
4 1 (1.19%) Ambari
4 1 (1.19%) Hadoop YARN
4 1 (1.19%) Kubernetes
4 1 (1.19%) MaaS360
4 1 (1.19%) MOM
4 1 (1.19%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.19%) Oozie
4 1 (1.19%) SCCM
4 1 (1.19%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (1.19%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (1.19%) Terraform
Vendors
1 15 (17.86%) VMware
2 10 (11.90%) Microsoft
3 9 (10.71%) Cisco
4 4 (4.76%) F5
5 3 (3.57%) Apple
5 3 (3.57%) Citrix
5 3 (3.57%) HP
5 3 (3.57%) IBM
5 3 (3.57%) McAfee
5 3 (3.57%) NetApp
5 3 (3.57%) Oracle
5 3 (3.57%) Symantec
6 2 (2.38%) Brocade
6 2 (2.38%) CheckPoint
6 2 (2.38%) EMC
6 2 (2.38%) Juniper
6 2 (2.38%) Palo Alto
6 2 (2.38%) Planview
6 2 (2.38%) Red Hat
6 2 (2.38%) Thales