Period
to 13 December 2017

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 13 December 2017 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
13 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 96 34 27
Rank change year-on-year -62 -7 +33
Contract jobs citing Data Centre 92 204 314
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.83% 4.91% 5.22%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.13% 14.50% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 92 80
Scotland median daily rate £369 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.67% - -8.54%
10th Percentile £256 £250 £237
90th Percentile £488 £450 £501
UK median daily rate £420 £425 £425
% change year-on-year -1.18% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate £19.00 - -
UK median hourly rate £19.50 £23.75 £26.00
% change year-on-year -17.89% -8.65% +8.33%

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 1500 1407 1884
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 29.91% 33.84% 31.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 795 827 932
Scotland median daily rate £375 £350 £359
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -2.44% -1.71%
10th Percentile £213 £225 £200
90th Percentile £525 £488 £512
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £423
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.47% +5.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 36 59
Scotland median hourly rate £20.21 £31.25 £19.02
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.33% +64.30% -8.34%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.50 £12.35
90th Percentile £45.50 £51.00 £47.92
UK median hourly rate £21.30 £20.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year +6.50% +2.56% +11.11%

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 13 December 2017.

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 13 December 2017. 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 -66 53 £375 -6.25% 3
Glasgow -32 23 £350 - 10
Renfrewshire +9 2 - -
South Lanarkshire - 2 £344 -
Stirling +3 1 - -
West Dunbartonshire - 1 - -
East Ayrshire - 1 £415 -
Dumfries and Galloway - 1 - -
Data Centre
UK

For the 6 months to 13 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Data Centre also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for Data Centre.

1 29 (31.52%) Finance
2 28 (30.43%) Linux
3 26 (28.26%) Windows
4 25 (27.17%) Firewall
5 19 (20.65%) Cisco
6 17 (18.48%) LAN
7 15 (16.30%) Programme Delivery
8 14 (15.22%) BGP
8 14 (15.22%) Project Management
8 14 (15.22%) Law
8 14 (15.22%) Wireless
8 14 (15.22%) WAN
9 13 (14.13%) TCP/IP
9 13 (14.13%) ITIL
9 13 (14.13%) Business Continuity
9 13 (14.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 13 (14.13%) Windows Server
10 12 (13.04%) High Availability
10 12 (13.04%) Degree
10 12 (13.04%) Change Management
10 12 (13.04%) Disaster Recovery
10 12 (13.04%) VMware
10 12 (13.04%) VPN
10 12 (13.04%) Active Directory
11 11 (11.96%) Cisco Certification
11 11 (11.96%) Internet
11 11 (11.96%) DNS
12 10 (10.87%) SAN
12 10 (10.87%) Microsoft
12 10 (10.87%) MPLS

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 (4.35%) MS Exchange
2 3 (3.26%) IIS
2 3 (3.26%) Skype for Business
3 2 (2.17%) Apache Airflow
3 2 (2.17%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.09%) Confluence
4 1 (1.09%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 4 (4.35%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (3.26%) MS Visio
3 2 (2.17%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (2.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (2.17%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (1.09%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.09%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.61%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (4.35%) IaaS
2 4 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (4.35%) PaaS
2 4 (4.35%) SaaS
3 3 (3.26%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (3.26%) Office 365
4 1 (1.09%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.09%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (1.09%) Amazon S3
4 1 (1.09%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (1.09%) GitHub
4 1 (1.09%) Route 53
4 1 (1.09%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 25 (27.17%) Firewall
2 17 (18.48%) LAN
3 14 (15.22%) BGP
3 14 (15.22%) WAN
3 14 (15.22%) Wireless
4 13 (14.13%) TCP/IP
5 12 (13.04%) VPN
6 11 (11.96%) DNS
6 11 (11.96%) Internet
7 10 (10.87%) MPLS
7 10 (10.87%) SAN
8 9 (9.78%) OSPF
9 6 (6.52%) DHCP
9 6 (6.52%) EIGRP
10 5 (5.43%) Intrusion Detection
10 5 (5.43%) Network Security
10 5 (5.43%) SNMP
10 5 (5.43%) SSH
10 5 (5.43%) VLAN
11 4 (4.35%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.43%) Relational Database
1 5 (5.43%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.35%) Oracle Database
3 3 (3.26%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (1.09%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (1.09%) MySQL
4 1 (1.09%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (3.26%) Git (software)
1 3 (3.26%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.17%) Oracle APEX
2 2 (2.17%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (1.09%) IntelliJ
3 1 (1.09%) JIRA
3 1 (1.09%) Selenium
3 1 (1.09%) Subversion
General
1 29 (31.52%) Finance
2 14 (15.22%) Law
3 8 (8.70%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.26%) Banking
4 3 (3.26%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.17%) Billing
5 2 (2.17%) Legal
5 2 (2.17%) Publishing
6 1 (1.09%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.09%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (16.30%) Network Engineer
2 13 (14.13%) Analyst
3 12 (13.04%) Consultant
4 9 (9.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 7 (7.61%) Administrator
6 6 (6.52%) Project Manager
6 6 (6.52%) Systems Engineer
7 5 (5.43%) DBA
7 5 (5.43%) Disaster Recovery Analyst
7 5 (5.43%) Security Engineer
8 4 (4.35%) SQL DBA
8 4 (4.35%) Technical Consultant
9 3 (3.26%) Applications Engineer
9 3 (3.26%) Business Analyst
9 3 (3.26%) Disaster Recovery Consultant
9 3 (3.26%) Infrastructure Specialist
9 3 (3.26%) IT Engineer
9 3 (3.26%) Security Consultant
9 3 (3.26%) Systems Administrator
9 3 (3.26%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.61%) Middleware
2 4 (4.35%) 802.1X
3 3 (3.26%) Web Services
4 2 (2.17%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (1.09%) Nightwatchjs
5 1 (1.09%) OAuth2
5 1 (1.09%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.78%) Private Cloud
1 9 (9.78%) Replication
2 7 (7.61%) Clustering
2 7 (7.61%) Computer Science
3 4 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.26%) Mainframe
4 3 (3.26%) VxBlock/Vblock
5 2 (2.17%) Oracle Licensing
5 2 (2.17%) PKI
5 2 (2.17%) Virtual Team
6 1 (1.09%) Analytical Mindset
6 1 (1.09%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.09%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (1.09%) Grid Computing
6 1 (1.09%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 28 (30.43%) Linux
2 26 (28.26%) Windows
3 13 (14.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 13 (14.13%) Windows Server
4 9 (9.78%) Unix
5 3 (3.26%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (3.26%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (2.17%) AIX
6 2 (2.17%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.09%) Android
7 1 (1.09%) CentOS
7 1 (1.09%) SmartOS
7 1 (1.09%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (16.30%) Programme Delivery
2 14 (15.22%) Project Management
3 13 (14.13%) Business Continuity
3 13 (14.13%) ITIL
4 12 (13.04%) Change Management
4 12 (13.04%) Disaster Recovery
4 12 (13.04%) High Availability
5 10 (10.87%) Cybersecurity
6 9 (9.78%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (8.70%) Configuration Management
7 8 (8.70%) DevOps
7 8 (8.70%) Migration
7 8 (8.70%) Power Management
8 7 (7.61%) Network Monitoring
8 7 (7.61%) Performance Tuning
9 6 (6.52%) Capacity Planning
9 6 (6.52%) Data Security
9 6 (6.52%) Re-Platforming
10 5 (5.43%) GAP Analysis
10 5 (5.43%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 9 (9.78%) SQL
2 8 (8.70%) Python
3 6 (6.52%) Java
4 5 (5.43%) Perl
5 4 (4.35%) T-SQL
6 3 (3.26%) PowerShell
7 2 (2.17%) Ruby
8 1 (1.09%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.09%) C
8 1 (1.09%) PHP
8 1 (1.09%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 12 (13.04%) Degree
2 11 (11.96%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (9.78%) CCNA
4 6 (6.52%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (4.35%) CCNP
5 4 (4.35%) CISM
5 4 (4.35%) CISSP
6 3 (3.26%) Security Cleared
7 2 (2.17%) CEH
7 2 (2.17%) DV Cleared
7 2 (2.17%) HND
7 2 (2.17%) SANS
7 2 (2.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (1.09%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (1.09%) CRISC
8 1 (1.09%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.09%) MCSA
8 1 (1.09%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (1.09%) PMI Certification
8 1 (1.09%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.70%) Disclosure Scotland
2 5 (5.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.17%) Cyber Essentials
3 2 (2.17%) PMO
4 1 (1.09%) ISO 22301
4 1 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (1.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (1.09%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (13.04%) Active Directory
2 9 (9.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (6.52%) vSphere
4 4 (4.35%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (4.35%) VMware NSX
5 3 (3.26%) Hyper-V
6 2 (2.17%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (2.17%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.09%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (1.09%) RHEV
7 1 (1.09%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 8 (8.70%) Puppet
2 4 (4.35%) Cacti
2 4 (4.35%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (3.26%) Control-M
3 3 (3.26%) Rundeck
3 3 (3.26%) SCCM
3 3 (3.26%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (2.17%) Ansible
4 2 (2.17%) EnCase
5 1 (1.09%) BladeLogic
5 1 (1.09%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (1.09%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (1.09%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (1.09%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (1.09%) vRealize
5 1 (1.09%) WSUS
Vendors
1 19 (20.65%) Cisco
2 12 (13.04%) VMware
3 10 (10.87%) Microsoft
4 9 (9.78%) Citrix
5 8 (8.70%) F5
6 7 (7.61%) CheckPoint
6 7 (7.61%) Oracle
7 6 (6.52%) HP
7 6 (6.52%) Red Hat
7 6 (6.52%) SolarWinds
7 6 (6.52%) Symantec
8 5 (5.43%) IBM
9 4 (4.35%) Brocade
10 3 (3.26%) CyberArk
10 3 (3.26%) Dell
10 3 (3.26%) EMC
10 3 (3.26%) Juniper
10 3 (3.26%) Northgate
11 2 (2.17%) Lancope
11 2 (2.17%) Rackspace