Period
to 16 November 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 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
UK > Scotland
6 months to
16 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 77 120 34
Rank change year-on-year +43 -86 -4
Contract jobs citing Data Centre 136 75 240
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 2.55% 1.51% 5.43%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 8.74% 5.01% 15.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 28 90
Scotland median daily rate £450 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% - -
10th Percentile £325 £281 £273
90th Percentile £600 £491 £476
UK median daily rate £438 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +2.94% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
Scotland median hourly rate £15.75 £19.00 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.11% -54.76% -
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £18.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year +38.89% -26.53% +0.51%

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 Scotland with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 1,556 1,497 1,581
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 29.23% 30.07% 35.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 788 774 924
Scotland median daily rate £400 £380 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +8.57% -2.78%
10th Percentile £218 £207 £243
90th Percentile £538 £525 £488
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 68 49
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £24.00 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.08% -21.31% +62.67%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £10.00
90th Percentile £53.75 £45.15 £46.20
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £20.12 £20.00
% change year-on-year +6.86% +0.60% +5.26%

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 November 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 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
Edinburgh +42 102 £475 +26.67% 12
Glasgow -10 27 £375 -3.23% 4
Aberdeen +17 3 £450 -
Aberdeenshire - 3 £365 -
Data Centre
UK

For the 6 months to 16 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Data Centre.

1 57 (41.91%) Migration
2 52 (38.24%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (30.15%) Finance
4 37 (27.21%) Project Management
5 28 (20.59%) DevOps
6 26 (19.12%) Linux
7 25 (18.38%) Banking
8 24 (17.65%) Cisco
9 22 (16.18%) PRINCE2
9 22 (16.18%) Firewall
10 19 (13.97%) Windows
10 19 (13.97%) Kanban
11 18 (13.24%) Virtual Team
12 17 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
13 15 (11.03%) Amazon AWS
13 15 (11.03%) Cisco Nexus
14 14 (10.29%) Microsoft Azure
14 14 (10.29%) Oracle
14 14 (10.29%) SAN
14 14 (10.29%) Microsoft
15 13 (9.56%) CCNP
15 13 (9.56%) Cisco Certification
15 13 (9.56%) Middleware
15 13 (9.56%) VMware
16 12 (8.82%) Stakeholder Management
16 12 (8.82%) PMI Certification
16 12 (8.82%) CheckPoint
16 12 (8.82%) SQL
16 12 (8.82%) Unix
16 12 (8.82%) PowerShell

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 (3.68%) Tomcat
2 2 (1.47%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.74%) Apache
3 1 (0.74%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.74%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (0.74%) nginx
3 1 (0.74%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.74%) WebSphere
Applications
1 10 (7.35%) MS Visio
2 6 (4.41%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (4.41%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.74%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 15 (11.03%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (10.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (5.15%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (3.68%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 3 (2.21%) Office 365
5 3 (2.21%) OpenShift
5 3 (2.21%) PaaS
6 2 (1.47%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (1.47%) Amazon S3
6 2 (1.47%) IaaS
7 1 (0.74%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.74%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.74%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.74%) Route 53
7 1 (0.74%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (16.18%) Firewall
2 15 (11.03%) Cisco Nexus
3 14 (10.29%) SAN
4 10 (7.35%) BGP
4 10 (7.35%) Cisco ASA
4 10 (7.35%) OSPF
5 9 (6.62%) WAN
6 5 (3.68%) LAN
7 4 (2.94%) Cisco ISE
7 4 (2.94%) NetScaler
7 4 (2.94%) Wireless
8 3 (2.21%) Cisco Wireless
8 3 (2.21%) DNS
8 3 (2.21%) SSL
8 3 (2.21%) VPN
8 3 (2.21%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (1.47%) DHCP
9 2 (1.47%) HTTP
9 2 (1.47%) TCP/IP
9 2 (1.47%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.41%) Data Mining
2 5 (3.68%) Oracle Database
2 5 (3.68%) SQL Server
3 4 (2.94%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (2.21%) Oracle Database 10g
4 3 (2.21%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (2.21%) Oracle Database 12c
5 2 (1.47%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.47%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.47%) Power BI
6 1 (0.74%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.74%) Apache Hive
6 1 (0.74%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.74%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.74%) HBase
6 1 (0.74%) Pentaho
6 1 (0.74%) QlikView
6 1 (0.74%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 6 (4.41%) Oracle APEX
1 6 (4.41%) Oracle Forms
2 5 (3.68%) Jenkins
2 5 (3.68%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 4 (2.94%) Hudson
4 3 (2.21%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (2.21%) Visual Studio Team System
5 2 (1.47%) JIRA
5 2 (1.47%) TeamCity
5 2 (1.47%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.74%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.74%) HP UFT
6 1 (0.74%) IBM UrbanCode
6 1 (0.74%) JMeter
General
1 41 (30.15%) Finance
2 25 (18.38%) Banking
3 7 (5.15%) Law
4 4 (2.94%) Legal
5 2 (1.47%) Advertising
5 2 (1.47%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.74%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.74%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 38 (27.94%) Project Manager
2 16 (11.76%) Network Engineer
3 14 (10.29%) Infrastructure Manager
4 13 (9.56%) Architect
4 13 (9.56%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 10 (7.35%) Senior Manager
5 10 (7.35%) Senior Project Manager
6 9 (6.62%) Consultant
6 9 (6.62%) Data Centre Manager
6 9 (6.62%) Data Centre Project Manager
7 8 (5.88%) Developer
8 7 (5.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 7 (5.15%) Migration Manager
8 7 (5.15%) Migration Project Manager
9 6 (4.41%) Senior Network Engineer
10 5 (3.68%) Analyst
10 5 (3.68%) Infrastructure Architect
10 5 (3.68%) IT Manager
10 5 (3.68%) IT Project Manager
11 4 (2.94%) Charles River Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (9.56%) Middleware
2 5 (3.68%) Oracle Fusion
3 4 (2.94%) LDAP
4 3 (2.21%) Web Services
4 3 (2.21%) XML
4 3 (2.21%) XML Messaging
5 2 (1.47%) SOAP
5 2 (1.47%) Spring
6 1 (0.74%) Elastic Stack
6 1 (0.74%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (0.74%) J2EE
6 1 (0.74%) OAuth
6 1 (0.74%) RESTful
6 1 (0.74%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (13.24%) Virtual Team
2 12 (8.82%) Private Cloud
3 7 (5.15%) Replication
4 5 (3.68%) Clustering
4 5 (3.68%) Oracle Licensing
4 5 (3.68%) PMI
4 5 (3.68%) Public Cloud
5 4 (2.94%) Hybrid Cloud
6 3 (2.21%) EMC VNX
6 3 (2.21%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (2.21%) PKI
7 2 (1.47%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.47%) VxBlock/Vblock
8 1 (0.74%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.74%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.74%) iPad
8 1 (0.74%) iSeries
8 1 (0.74%) Life Science
8 1 (0.74%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.74%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 26 (19.12%) Linux
2 19 (13.97%) Windows
3 12 (8.82%) Unix
4 6 (4.41%) Solaris
5 4 (2.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (1.47%) Android
6 2 (1.47%) Mac OS X
6 2 (1.47%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.74%) CentOS
7 1 (0.74%) Mesosphere
7 1 (0.74%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.74%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.74%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.74%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (41.91%) Migration
2 52 (38.24%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (27.21%) Project Management
4 28 (20.59%) DevOps
5 22 (16.18%) PRINCE2
6 19 (13.97%) Kanban
7 17 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
8 12 (8.82%) Stakeholder Management
9 10 (7.35%) Asset Management
10 9 (6.62%) Data Protection
10 9 (6.62%) Decision-Making
10 9 (6.62%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 9 (6.62%) Programme Delivery
11 8 (5.88%) Collaborative Working
11 8 (5.88%) ITIL
11 8 (5.88%) Multi-Factor Authentication
11 8 (5.88%) Programme Management
11 8 (5.88%) Scrum
11 8 (5.88%) Two-Factor Authentication
12 7 (5.15%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (8.82%) PowerShell
1 12 (8.82%) SQL
2 11 (8.09%) Java
3 7 (5.15%) Bash Shell
3 7 (5.15%) Python
4 6 (4.41%) Perl
5 3 (2.21%) PL/SQL
6 2 (1.47%) Go
6 2 (1.47%) Groovy
7 1 (0.74%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 13 (9.56%) CCNP
1 13 (9.56%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (8.82%) PMI Certification
3 10 (7.35%) PMP
4 6 (4.41%) Degree
5 2 (1.47%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.74%) A+ Certification
6 1 (0.74%) CCIE
6 1 (0.74%) CCIE Routing and Switching
6 1 (0.74%) CESG Certified Professional
6 1 (0.74%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.74%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.74%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.74%) VCAP
6 1 (0.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.35%) PMO
2 7 (5.15%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (2.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.74%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.74%) GDPR
4 1 (0.74%) QA
4 1 (0.74%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (6.62%) EMC RecoverPoint
2 8 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.94%) Active Directory
3 4 (2.94%) Docker
3 4 (2.94%) VMware NSX
4 3 (2.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 3 (2.21%) Virtual Servers
4 3 (2.21%) XenApp
4 3 (2.21%) XenDesktop
4 3 (2.21%) XenServer
5 2 (1.47%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.74%) Firmware
6 1 (0.74%) HDFS
6 1 (0.74%) NFS
6 1 (0.74%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (3.68%) Ansible
2 4 (2.94%) PowerCLI
2 4 (2.94%) vCenter Server
3 2 (1.47%) Cacti
3 2 (1.47%) Kubernetes
3 2 (1.47%) Puppet
3 2 (1.47%) vRealize
4 1 (0.74%) Ambari
4 1 (0.74%) Consul
4 1 (0.74%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (0.74%) Hadoop YARN
4 1 (0.74%) MOM
4 1 (0.74%) Nagios
4 1 (0.74%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.74%) Oozie
4 1 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.74%) Packer
4 1 (0.74%) Prometheus
4 1 (0.74%) Red Hat Satellite
4 1 (0.74%) Scalr
Vendors
1 24 (17.65%) Cisco
2 14 (10.29%) Microsoft
2 14 (10.29%) Oracle
3 13 (9.56%) VMware
4 12 (8.82%) CheckPoint
5 6 (4.41%) Charles River
5 6 (4.41%) Citrix
6 5 (3.68%) Avaya
6 5 (3.68%) Verint
7 4 (2.94%) HP
7 4 (2.94%) NetApp
8 3 (2.21%) Dell
8 3 (2.21%) Dynatrace
8 3 (2.21%) Meraki
8 3 (2.21%) Palo Alto
8 3 (2.21%) SolarWinds
8 3 (2.21%) Speakerbus
8 3 (2.21%) Splunk
9 2 (1.47%) AppDynamics
9 2 (1.47%) New Relic