Period
to 17 December 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Data Centre in contract job vacancies advertised in the South East. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Data Centre over the 6 months to 17 December 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
England > South East
6 months to
17 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 83 81 50
Rank change year-on-year -2 -31 -6
Contract jobs citing Data Centre 501 450 634
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.97% 2.68% 3.94%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 9.45% 8.92% 12.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 366 283 398
South East median daily rate £425 £425 £425
10th Percentile £300 £275 £287
90th Percentile £556 £570 £575
England median daily rate £438 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +2.94% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 13 25
South East median hourly rate £19.25 £20.00 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.75% -15.79% -20.83%
10th Percentile £12.30 £12.97 £12.25
90th Percentile £38.50 £25.00 £52.50
England median hourly rate £21.76 £18.75 £23.00
% change year-on-year +16.05% -18.48% -8.00%

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 the South East with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 5,299 5,045 4,913
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 31.38% 30.03% 30.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,166 2,926 2,801
South East median daily rate £430 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.50% - +3.23%
10th Percentile £250 £213 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £575
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 203 236 275
South East median hourly rate £20.00 £19.34 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.41% -7.90% +12.34%
10th Percentile £11.60 £10.88 £11.92
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £49.20
England median hourly rate £20.25 £20.66 £20.00
% change year-on-year -1.98% +3.28% +5.26%

Data Centre
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Data Centre as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Data Centre in the South East

Data Centre
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Data Centre in the South East

Data Centre
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Data Centre in the South East over the 6 months to 17 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Data Centre in the South East

Data Centre
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Data Centre in the South East

Data Centre
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Data Centre in the South East over the 6 months to 17 December 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Data Centre in the South East

Data Centre
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 6 months to 17 December 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
Thames Valley +20 188 £414 -6.76% 46
Berkshire -5 126 £388 -8.82% 27
Hampshire -28 116 £400 -5.33% 23
Surrey +10 115 £440 +6.67% 25
West Sussex +7 50 £464 +10.75% 5
Buckinghamshire +34 41 £388 -13.89% 13
Oxfordshire +7 21 £438 -5.41% 7
Kent -4 14 £320 -20.00% 5
East Sussex -5 12 £513 +41.38% 1
Middlesex +9 1 £425 +1.49%
M4 Corridor - 1 £450 -
Data Centre
England

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 South East region with a requirement for Data Centre.

1 132 (26.35%) Cisco
2 123 (24.55%) Migration
3 122 (24.35%) Microsoft
4 117 (23.35%) Windows
4 117 (23.35%) VMware
5 113 (22.55%) Security Cleared
6 105 (20.96%) Firewall
7 89 (17.76%) Microsoft Azure
8 87 (17.37%) Linux
9 75 (14.97%) Active Directory
10 74 (14.77%) VMware Infrastructure
11 73 (14.57%) SC Cleared
12 72 (14.37%) LAN
13 69 (13.77%) Cisco Certification
14 68 (13.57%) ITIL
15 62 (12.38%) WAN
16 61 (12.18%) Project Management
16 61 (12.18%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 59 (11.78%) Finance
17 59 (11.78%) EMC
18 58 (11.58%) Windows Server
19 52 (10.38%) Office 365
20 50 (9.98%) Amazon AWS
20 50 (9.98%) CCNP
21 49 (9.78%) NetApp
22 46 (9.18%) Service Delivery
23 44 (8.78%) Stakeholder Management
23 44 (8.78%) Citrix
24 43 (8.58%) DV Cleared
25 42 (8.38%) Degree

Data Centre
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 23 (4.59%) SharePoint
2 11 (2.20%) Apache
2 11 (2.20%) IIS
3 9 (1.80%) JBoss
4 7 (1.40%) OpenStack
4 7 (1.40%) Tomcat
5 6 (1.20%) WebLogic
6 4 (0.80%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (0.80%) MS Exchange
6 4 (0.80%) Skype for Business
7 3 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.40%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (0.40%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.20%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.20%) Totara
Applications
1 23 (4.59%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.40%) MS Visio
3 6 (1.20%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.60%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.20%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 5 (1.00%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.20%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 89 (17.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 52 (10.38%) Office 365
3 50 (9.98%) Amazon AWS
4 23 (4.59%) Azure Active Directory
5 17 (3.39%) IaaS
6 11 (2.20%) Google Cloud Platform
7 7 (1.40%) SaaS
8 5 (1.00%) IBM Cloud
8 5 (1.00%) PaaS
9 4 (0.80%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 4 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (0.60%) AWS CloudFormation
10 3 (0.60%) Dynamics 365
11 2 (0.40%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.40%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.40%) AWS Lambda
11 2 (0.40%) CloudFront
11 2 (0.40%) Datadog
11 2 (0.40%) Serverless
11 2 (0.40%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 105 (20.96%) Firewall
2 72 (14.37%) LAN
3 62 (12.38%) WAN
4 40 (7.98%) Cisco Nexus
5 34 (6.79%) DNS
6 33 (6.59%) TCP/IP
7 32 (6.39%) BGP
7 32 (6.39%) MPLS
8 30 (5.99%) Cisco ASA
8 30 (5.99%) SAN
9 29 (5.79%) VPN
10 28 (5.59%) VoIP
11 24 (4.79%) Network Security
12 23 (4.59%) IPsec
12 23 (4.59%) NAS
13 22 (4.39%) OSPF
14 20 (3.99%) DHCP
15 19 (3.79%) BIG-IP
16 17 (3.39%) Wireless
17 15 (2.99%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (8.18%) SQL Server
2 8 (1.60%) SQL Server 2012
2 8 (1.60%) SQL Server 2014
2 8 (1.60%) SQL Server 2016
3 7 (1.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 7 (1.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (1.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (1.20%) DTS
4 6 (1.20%) Power BI
5 5 (1.00%) MongoDB
6 4 (0.80%) Apache Cassandra
6 4 (0.80%) MySQL
7 3 (0.60%) Big Data
7 3 (0.60%) DB2
7 3 (0.60%) NoSQL
8 2 (0.40%) InfluxDB
8 2 (0.40%) MariaDB
8 2 (0.40%) Oracle Exadata
8 2 (0.40%) Redis
8 2 (0.40%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 14 (2.79%) Jenkins
1 14 (2.79%) JIRA
2 12 (2.40%) Git (software)
3 9 (1.80%) Visual Studio
4 8 (1.60%) SonarQube
5 2 (0.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (0.40%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (0.40%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.20%) GitLab
6 1 (0.20%) Robot Framework
6 1 (0.20%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.20%) Travis CI
General
1 59 (11.78%) Finance
2 42 (8.38%) Telecoms
3 15 (2.99%) Back Office
4 10 (2.00%) Banking
5 8 (1.60%) Retail
6 6 (1.20%) Mandarin Language
7 3 (0.60%) Advertising
7 3 (0.60%) Games
8 2 (0.40%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.40%) Publishing
9 1 (0.20%) Billing
9 1 (0.20%) French Language
9 1 (0.20%) German Language
9 1 (0.20%) Italian Language
9 1 (0.20%) Japanese Language
9 1 (0.20%) Legal
9 1 (0.20%) Marketing
9 1 (0.20%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.20%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 72 (14.37%) Architect
2 66 (13.17%) Project Manager
3 56 (11.18%) Network Engineer
4 47 (9.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 38 (7.58%) Storage Engineer
6 29 (5.79%) Consultant
6 29 (5.79%) Support Engineer
7 26 (5.19%) Administrator
8 22 (4.39%) Solutions Architect
9 20 (3.99%) Data Centre Manager
9 20 (3.99%) Infrastructure Manager
10 19 (3.79%) Infrastructure Architect
11 18 (3.59%) Technical Architect
12 17 (3.39%) Data Centre Engineer
12 17 (3.39%) Data Centre Project Manager
12 17 (3.39%) Office 365 Administrator
13 16 (3.19%) Analyst
14 15 (2.99%) Infrastructure Project Manager
15 14 (2.79%) IT Manager
15 14 (2.79%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (3.59%) Web Services
2 12 (2.40%) Middleware
3 7 (1.40%) CSS
4 5 (1.00%) Elastic Stack
5 4 (0.80%) Kafka
5 4 (0.80%) XML
6 3 (0.60%) .NET
6 3 (0.60%) HTML
7 2 (0.40%) Node.js
7 2 (0.40%) RabbitMQ
7 2 (0.40%) SOAP
8 1 (0.20%) COM
8 1 (0.20%) Java EE
8 1 (0.20%) Jinja
8 1 (0.20%) LDAP
8 1 (0.20%) SAML
8 1 (0.20%) Sensu
8 1 (0.20%) Web Services Management
8 1 (0.20%) WebSphere MQ
8 1 (0.20%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 25 (4.99%) Public Cloud
2 23 (4.59%) Driving Licence
3 20 (3.99%) Management Information System
4 18 (3.59%) Analytical Skills
5 15 (2.99%) Private Cloud
6 12 (2.40%) Clustering
6 12 (2.40%) HP Storage
7 11 (2.20%) Data Structures
7 11 (2.20%) Self-Motivation
8 10 (2.00%) Video Conferencing
9 8 (1.60%) CMDB
9 8 (1.60%) EMC VNX
9 8 (1.60%) Enterprise Software
9 8 (1.60%) Replication
9 8 (1.60%) Virtual Team
10 7 (1.40%) BBC
10 7 (1.40%) PKI
11 6 (1.20%) Enterprise Storage
11 6 (1.20%) Reinsurance
11 6 (1.20%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 117 (23.35%) Windows
2 87 (17.37%) Linux
3 58 (11.58%) Windows Server
4 42 (8.38%) Windows Server 2012
5 36 (7.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 35 (6.99%) Unix
7 19 (3.79%) Solaris
7 19 (3.79%) Windows Server 2008
8 13 (2.59%) AIX
9 12 (2.40%) Windows 10
10 11 (2.20%) Windows 7
11 8 (1.60%) CentOS
12 4 (0.80%) Ubuntu
12 4 (0.80%) Windows Server 2003
13 3 (0.60%) Oracle Linux
13 3 (0.60%) Windows 2000
14 2 (0.40%) DC/OS
14 2 (0.40%) HPUX
14 2 (0.40%) SUSE
15 1 (0.20%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (24.55%) Migration
2 68 (13.57%) ITIL
3 61 (12.18%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 61 (12.18%) Project Management
4 46 (9.18%) Service Delivery
5 44 (8.78%) Stakeholder Management
6 40 (7.98%) DevOps
6 40 (7.98%) PRINCE2
7 37 (7.39%) Agile Software Development
8 36 (7.19%) Problem-Solving
9 33 (6.59%) Change Management
10 30 (5.99%) Service Management
11 28 (5.59%) Disaster Recovery
12 27 (5.39%) TOGAF
13 26 (5.19%) Load Balancing
14 22 (4.39%) Data Protection
15 21 (4.19%) Mentoring
16 20 (3.99%) Identity Management
16 20 (3.99%) Waterfall
17 19 (3.79%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 41 (8.18%) SQL
2 40 (7.98%) PowerShell
3 21 (4.19%) Shell Script
4 19 (3.79%) Perl
5 15 (2.99%) Java
6 11 (2.20%) Python
7 10 (2.00%) C#
8 7 (1.40%) C
8 7 (1.40%) T-SQL
9 5 (1.00%) Bash Shell
10 4 (0.80%) VB
11 3 (0.60%) JavaScript
12 2 (0.40%) Ruby
12 2 (0.40%) VB.NET
12 2 (0.40%) VBA
13 1 (0.20%) PHP
13 1 (0.20%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 113 (22.55%) Security Cleared
2 73 (14.57%) SC Cleared
3 69 (13.77%) Cisco Certification
4 50 (9.98%) CCNP
5 43 (8.58%) DV Cleared
6 42 (8.38%) Degree
7 27 (5.39%) Microsoft Certification
8 25 (4.99%) CCNA
9 22 (4.39%) CCIE
10 17 (3.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 14 (2.79%) MCSE
12 10 (2.00%) CCDP
12 10 (2.00%) CISM
12 10 (2.00%) CISSP
12 10 (2.00%) PMP
13 9 (1.80%) MCSA
13 9 (1.80%) VCAP
14 8 (1.60%) (ISC)2 CCSP
14 8 (1.60%) CLAS
14 8 (1.60%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (6.79%) SLA
2 16 (3.19%) PCI DSS
3 12 (2.40%) GDPR
3 12 (2.40%) QA
4 10 (2.00%) ISO 22301
4 10 (2.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 9 (1.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 8 (1.60%) ISAE 3402
6 8 (1.60%) ISO 31000
6 8 (1.60%) ISO 9001
6 8 (1.60%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 4 (0.80%) Government Security Classifications
8 3 (0.60%) PMO
9 1 (0.20%) COBIT
9 1 (0.20%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.20%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 75 (14.97%) Active Directory
2 74 (14.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (4.59%) Virtual Machines
4 21 (4.19%) Hyper-V
5 20 (3.99%) VMware ESXi
6 17 (3.39%) vSphere
7 11 (2.20%) XenDesktop
8 8 (1.60%) Docker
8 8 (1.60%) ISA Server
8 8 (1.60%) vCloud
9 7 (1.40%) XenServer
10 6 (1.20%) VMware NSX
11 5 (1.00%) KVM
11 5 (1.00%) NFS
11 5 (1.00%) XenApp
12 4 (0.80%) Oracle RAC
13 3 (0.60%) VirtualBox
14 2 (0.40%) BIND 9
14 2 (0.40%) Firmware
14 2 (0.40%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 37 (7.39%) SCCM
2 22 (4.39%) Puppet
3 20 (3.99%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 17 (3.39%) SCOM
5 16 (3.19%) Ansible
6 13 (2.59%) vRealize
7 12 (2.40%) NetBackup
8 11 (2.20%) Nessus
8 11 (2.20%) vCenter Server
9 10 (2.00%) SCVMM
10 8 (1.60%) Opscode Chef
10 8 (1.60%) Red Hat Satellite
10 8 (1.60%) Terraform
10 8 (1.60%) Trend Micro Deep Security
11 7 (1.40%) Cisco Prime
11 7 (1.40%) SELinux
12 6 (1.20%) Cisco CUCM
12 6 (1.20%) FortiGate
13 5 (1.00%) AirWatch
13 5 (1.00%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 132 (26.35%) Cisco
2 122 (24.35%) Microsoft
3 117 (23.35%) VMware
4 59 (11.78%) EMC
5 49 (9.78%) NetApp
6 44 (8.78%) Citrix
7 42 (8.38%) Isilon
8 37 (7.39%) HP
9 33 (6.59%) Oracle
10 32 (6.39%) Red Hat
11 31 (6.19%) IBM
11 31 (6.19%) Juniper
12 28 (5.59%) SolarWinds
13 26 (5.19%) CheckPoint
13 26 (5.19%) F5
13 26 (5.19%) McAfee
14 23 (4.59%) Palo Alto
15 19 (3.79%) Dell
16 16 (3.19%) Google
16 16 (3.19%) Riverbed