Period
to 18 February 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 18 February 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
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 94 41 26
Rank change year-on-year -53 -15 +19
Contract jobs citing Data Centre 100 169 297
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 2.07% 4.57% 5.35%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.85% 13.49% 16.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 91 67
Scotland median daily rate £375 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.23% -2.82%
10th Percentile £244 £225 £235
90th Percentile £488 £450 £630
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate £19.00 - -
UK median hourly rate £20.04 £23.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -15.62% -20.83% +41.18%

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 1,459 1,253 1,753
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 30.20% 33.91% 31.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 793 725 880
Scotland median daily rate £390 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.43% -6.67% +1.35%
10th Percentile £207 £199 £188
90th Percentile £538 £513 £525
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 33 38
Scotland median hourly rate £20.86 £32.00 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.83% +34.74% +25.00%
10th Percentile £11.56 £11.32 £12.35
90th Percentile £45.50 £52.00 £47.15
UK median hourly rate £22.42 £20.00 £20.63
% change year-on-year +12.11% -3.03% +17.86%

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 18 February 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 18 February 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 -53 60 £375 -6.25% 4
Glasgow -8 26 £350 +7.69% 11
Renfrewshire +11 3 £400 +1.27% 1
South Lanarkshire - 3 £350 -
West Lothian +5 2 £375 -
Stirling +4 2 - -
Data Centre
UK

For the 6 months to 18 February 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 31 (31.00%) Linux
2 29 (29.00%) Finance
3 21 (21.00%) Project Management
4 20 (20.00%) Windows
5 18 (18.00%) Firewall
6 17 (17.00%) Programme Delivery
7 16 (16.00%) Disaster Recovery
8 15 (15.00%) Law
8 15 (15.00%) Business Continuity
9 13 (13.00%) Java
9 13 (13.00%) Cisco
9 13 (13.00%) Agile Software Development
10 12 (12.00%) ITIL
10 12 (12.00%) Relational Database
11 11 (11.00%) DevOps
11 11 (11.00%) High Availability
11 11 (11.00%) TCP/IP
11 11 (11.00%) SAN
12 10 (10.00%) DNS
12 10 (10.00%) Unix
12 10 (10.00%) LAN
12 10 (10.00%) Cybersecurity
12 10 (10.00%) Windows Server
13 9 (9.00%) Disclosure Scotland
13 9 (9.00%) Private Cloud
13 9 (9.00%) VMware
13 9 (9.00%) Web Services
13 9 (9.00%) Microsoft
13 9 (9.00%) Degree
13 9 (9.00%) Amazon AWS

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 4 (4.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (3.00%) Cloud Foundry
2 3 (3.00%) Confluence
2 3 (3.00%) IIS
3 2 (2.00%) Apache Airflow
3 2 (2.00%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.00%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (2.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (2.00%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (1.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.00%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 9 (9.00%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (4.00%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (4.00%) IaaS
2 4 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (4.00%) PaaS
2 4 (4.00%) SaaS
3 3 (3.00%) AWS CloudFormation
3 3 (3.00%) GitHub
4 2 (2.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (18.00%) Firewall
2 11 (11.00%) SAN
2 11 (11.00%) TCP/IP
3 10 (10.00%) DNS
3 10 (10.00%) LAN
4 8 (8.00%) WAN
4 8 (8.00%) Wireless
5 7 (7.00%) Internet
6 6 (6.00%) BGP
6 6 (6.00%) VPN
7 5 (5.00%) DHCP
7 5 (5.00%) HTTP
7 5 (5.00%) Intrusion Detection
7 5 (5.00%) Reverse Proxy
7 5 (5.00%) VLAN
8 4 (4.00%) MPLS
8 4 (4.00%) Network Security
8 4 (4.00%) SSL
9 3 (3.00%) Ethernet
9 3 (3.00%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (12.00%) Relational Database
2 5 (5.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.00%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.00%) MySQL
4 1 (1.00%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 5 (5.00%) Git (software)
1 5 (5.00%) Jenkins
2 3 (3.00%) JIRA
3 2 (2.00%) Oracle APEX
3 2 (2.00%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (1.00%) IntelliJ
4 1 (1.00%) Selenium
4 1 (1.00%) Subversion
General
1 29 (29.00%) Finance
2 15 (15.00%) Law
3 4 (4.00%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.00%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.00%) Banking
5 2 (2.00%) Billing
6 1 (1.00%) Legal
6 1 (1.00%) Publishing
6 1 (1.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (14.00%) Analyst
1 14 (14.00%) Project Manager
2 10 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 9 (9.00%) Infrastructure Manager
3 9 (9.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 9 (9.00%) Network Engineer
4 7 (7.00%) Consultant
4 7 (7.00%) DevOps Engineer
4 7 (7.00%) Systems Engineer
5 6 (6.00%) Administrator
6 5 (5.00%) DBA
6 5 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery Analyst
6 5 (5.00%) Security Engineer
7 4 (4.00%) Business Analyst
7 4 (4.00%) SQL DBA
8 3 (3.00%) Architect
8 3 (3.00%) Delivery Manager
8 3 (3.00%) Security Consultant
8 3 (3.00%) Technical Analyst
8 3 (3.00%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (9.00%) Web Services
2 7 (7.00%) Middleware
3 4 (4.00%) XML
4 3 (3.00%) LDAP
4 3 (3.00%) RESTful
4 3 (3.00%) SOAP
5 2 (2.00%) Java EE
5 2 (2.00%) JSON
5 2 (2.00%) Oracle Fusion
5 2 (2.00%) REST
6 1 (1.00%) Nightwatchjs
6 1 (1.00%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (1.00%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.00%) Private Cloud
2 7 (7.00%) Replication
3 6 (6.00%) Clustering
4 5 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (3.00%) Computer Science
5 3 (3.00%) Mainframe
6 2 (2.00%) Oracle Licensing
6 2 (2.00%) PKI
6 2 (2.00%) Virtual Team
7 1 (1.00%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.00%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (1.00%) Data Structures
7 1 (1.00%) Grid Computing
7 1 (1.00%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (1.00%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.00%) NHS
7 1 (1.00%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 31 (31.00%) Linux
2 20 (20.00%) Windows
3 10 (10.00%) Unix
3 10 (10.00%) Windows Server
4 8 (8.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (2.00%) Mac OS X
5 2 (2.00%) Windows 7
5 2 (2.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.00%) AIX
6 1 (1.00%) Android
6 1 (1.00%) SmartOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (21.00%) Project Management
2 17 (17.00%) Programme Delivery
3 16 (16.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 15 (15.00%) Business Continuity
5 13 (13.00%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (12.00%) ITIL
7 11 (11.00%) DevOps
7 11 (11.00%) High Availability
8 10 (10.00%) Cybersecurity
9 9 (9.00%) Capacity Planning
9 9 (9.00%) Waterfall
10 8 (8.00%) Change Management
10 8 (8.00%) Configuration Management
10 8 (8.00%) Migration
10 8 (8.00%) Performance Tuning
10 8 (8.00%) Power Management
11 7 (7.00%) Stakeholder Management
12 6 (6.00%) Data Security
12 6 (6.00%) Risk Management
13 5 (5.00%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 13 (13.00%) Java
2 7 (7.00%) SQL
3 6 (6.00%) Python
4 4 (4.00%) T-SQL
5 3 (3.00%) Perl
6 2 (2.00%) PowerShell
6 2 (2.00%) Ruby
7 1 (1.00%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 9 (9.00%) Degree
2 7 (7.00%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (6.00%) CCNA
4 4 (4.00%) CISSP
4 4 (4.00%) Security Cleared
5 3 (3.00%) CCNP
5 3 (3.00%) CISM
5 3 (3.00%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (3.00%) DV Cleared
5 3 (3.00%) HND
6 2 (2.00%) CEH
6 2 (2.00%) SANS
7 1 (1.00%) APMP
7 1 (1.00%) ISTQB
7 1 (1.00%) PMI Certification
7 1 (1.00%) PMP
7 1 (1.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (1.00%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.00%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (9.00%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (4.00%) QA
3 3 (3.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (2.00%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (2.00%) SLA
5 1 (1.00%) PMO
System Software
1 7 (7.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (6.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (6.00%) vSphere
3 3 (3.00%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.00%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (2.00%) VMware NSX
5 1 (1.00%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (1.00%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 7 (7.00%) Puppet
2 4 (4.00%) Ansible
3 2 (2.00%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (2.00%) Control-M
3 2 (2.00%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (2.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (1.00%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (1.00%) EnCase
4 1 (1.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (1.00%) HP SiteScope
4 1 (1.00%) MOM
4 1 (1.00%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.00%) OMEGAMON
4 1 (1.00%) Rundeck
4 1 (1.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (1.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (1.00%) Tivoli NetView
4 1 (1.00%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 13 (13.00%) Cisco
2 9 (9.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (9.00%) VMware
3 5 (5.00%) IBM
3 5 (5.00%) Oracle
3 5 (5.00%) Symantec
4 4 (4.00%) F5
4 4 (4.00%) HP
4 4 (4.00%) Red Hat
5 3 (3.00%) Brocade
5 3 (3.00%) Citrix
5 3 (3.00%) CyberArk
5 3 (3.00%) Juniper
5 3 (3.00%) Palo Alto
6 2 (2.00%) CheckPoint
6 2 (2.00%) Dell
6 2 (2.00%) FireEye
6 2 (2.00%) Lancope
6 2 (2.00%) Rackspace
6 2 (2.00%) Sourcefire