Period
to 17 August 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 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
England > South East
6 months to
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 86 71 45
Rank change year-on-year -15 -26 +2
Contract jobs citing Data Centre 475 494 752
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.83% 3.09% 4.11%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 8.71% 10.17% 12.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 317 329 490
South East median daily rate £450 £435 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £313 £280
90th Percentile £600 £550 £575
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 18 52
South East median hourly rate £42.96 £12.00 £24.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +258.00% -50.77% +4.66%
10th Percentile £10.50 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £23.08 £47.83
England median hourly rate £29.00 £15.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year +87.10% -35.42% +5.89%

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 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 5,454 4,859 5,879
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 32.44% 30.44% 32.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,106 2,742 3,555
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £256 £230 £238
90th Percentile £588 £563 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 276 246 295
South East median hourly rate £30.50 £18.09 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +68.60% -21.35% +33.57%
10th Percentile £10.56 £11.25 £11.35
90th Percentile £51.13 £46.75 £49.80
England median hourly rate £21.90 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +9.50% - +8.11%

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 August 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 August 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 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
Thames Valley +3 222 £450 - 43
Berkshire -3 134 £425 -2.86% 30
Hampshire -28 107 £440 -1.12% 18
Surrey -3 97 £500 +25.00% 26
Buckinghamshire +10 55 £425 +10.32% 10
Oxfordshire +4 33 £462 -2.68% 3
West Sussex -22 17 £513 +24.24% 5
Kent +10 11 £395 +3.17% 4
East Sussex +6 10 £525 +40.00% 4
Middlesex +1 5 £425 +3.03%
Sussex +1 1 £665 +47.78%
M4 Corridor - 1 £450 -
Data Centre
England

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

1 138 (29.05%) Cisco
2 127 (26.74%) Migration
3 111 (23.37%) Security Cleared
4 100 (21.05%) VMware
5 98 (20.63%) Windows
6 91 (19.16%) Firewall
6 91 (19.16%) SC Cleared
7 81 (17.05%) Linux
7 81 (17.05%) LAN
8 76 (16.00%) ITIL
9 74 (15.58%) WAN
10 73 (15.37%) Cisco Certification
11 71 (14.95%) Microsoft Azure
12 70 (14.74%) Microsoft
13 62 (13.05%) Project Management
13 62 (13.05%) VMware Infrastructure
14 56 (11.79%) CCNP
14 56 (11.79%) Degree
15 54 (11.37%) Stakeholder Management
16 53 (11.16%) Active Directory
17 52 (10.95%) Finance
18 47 (9.89%) Windows Server
19 46 (9.68%) Network Security
20 44 (9.26%) Oracle
21 43 (9.05%) Amazon AWS
22 42 (8.84%) Juniper
22 42 (8.84%) DNS
22 42 (8.84%) Telecoms
23 41 (8.63%) Analytical Skills
24 40 (8.42%) Problem-Solving

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 13 (2.74%) SharePoint
2 12 (2.53%) IIS
3 8 (1.68%) Skype for Business
4 6 (1.26%) Apache
5 4 (0.84%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (0.84%) OpenStack
6 3 (0.63%) SharePoint Server
6 3 (0.63%) Tomcat
6 3 (0.63%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.42%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.42%) JBoss
7 2 (0.42%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.21%) ColdFusion
8 1 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.21%) NetWeaver
8 1 (0.21%) nginx
8 1 (0.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.21%) WebLogic
Applications
1 36 (7.58%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (4.21%) MS Visio
3 16 (3.37%) Microsoft Excel
4 7 (1.47%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (1.05%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (1.26%) Oracle Payables
2 4 (0.84%) Oracle Receivables
3 2 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.42%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (0.42%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.21%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
4 1 (0.21%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.21%) SAP Hybris
4 1 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 71 (14.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 43 (9.05%) Amazon AWS
3 33 (6.95%) Office 365
4 13 (2.74%) IaaS
5 9 (1.89%) PaaS
6 8 (1.68%) Azure Active Directory
6 8 (1.68%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (0.84%) Google Cloud Platform
7 4 (0.84%) SaaS
8 3 (0.63%) OpenShift
9 2 (0.42%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 2 (0.42%) G Suite
9 2 (0.42%) IBM Cloud
10 1 (0.21%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.21%) GitHub
10 1 (0.21%) Google Analytics
10 1 (0.21%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.21%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 91 (19.16%) Firewall
2 81 (17.05%) LAN
3 74 (15.58%) WAN
4 46 (9.68%) Network Security
5 42 (8.84%) DNS
6 37 (7.79%) BGP
7 33 (6.95%) MPLS
8 29 (6.11%) OSPF
9 27 (5.68%) Cisco ASA
9 27 (5.68%) SAN
9 27 (5.68%) TCP/IP
10 26 (5.47%) IPsec
10 26 (5.47%) Wireless
11 19 (4.00%) DHCP
11 19 (4.00%) VPN
11 19 (4.00%) Wi-Fi
12 18 (3.79%) SSL
13 17 (3.58%) VoIP
14 13 (2.74%) Cisco Nexus
15 12 (2.53%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (4.42%) SQL Server
2 8 (1.68%) Power BI
3 7 (1.47%) DB2
4 5 (1.05%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (1.05%) Hadoop
4 5 (1.05%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (0.84%) QlikView
5 4 (0.84%) SQL Server 2016
6 3 (0.63%) Apache Cassandra
6 3 (0.63%) MongoDB
6 3 (0.63%) MySQL
6 3 (0.63%) Oracle Database
6 3 (0.63%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (0.42%) Big Data
7 2 (0.42%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.42%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.42%) Redis
8 1 (0.21%) DTS
8 1 (0.21%) GIS
8 1 (0.21%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 5 (1.05%) SonarQube
2 4 (0.84%) Git (software)
2 4 (0.84%) JIRA
2 4 (0.84%) Vagrant
3 3 (0.63%) Jenkins
3 3 (0.63%) RSpec
4 2 (0.42%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.21%) GoCD
General
1 52 (10.95%) Finance
2 42 (8.84%) Telecoms
3 17 (3.58%) Digital Economy
4 13 (2.74%) Banking
4 13 (2.74%) Mandarin Language
4 13 (2.74%) Retail
5 9 (1.89%) German Language
6 8 (1.68%) Games
7 6 (1.26%) French Language
8 5 (1.05%) Billing
8 5 (1.05%) Legal
9 3 (0.63%) Back Office
9 3 (0.63%) Publishing
10 2 (0.42%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.42%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.21%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.21%) Marketing
11 1 (0.21%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.21%) Portuguese Language
11 1 (0.21%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 83 (17.47%) Architect
2 61 (12.84%) Network Engineer
3 56 (11.79%) Project Manager
4 45 (9.47%) Analyst
5 36 (7.58%) Consultant
6 35 (7.37%) Data Centre Engineer
7 24 (5.05%) Support Engineer
8 23 (4.84%) Infrastructure Manager
9 22 (4.63%) Network Architect
10 18 (3.79%) Cloud Architect
11 17 (3.58%) Infrastructure Architect
11 17 (3.58%) Solutions Architect
11 17 (3.58%) Storage Engineer
12 15 (3.16%) Infrastructure Project Manager
13 14 (2.95%) Data Centre Manager
13 14 (2.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 13 (2.74%) Project Engineer
14 13 (2.74%) Senior Network Engineer
15 12 (2.53%) Administrator
15 12 (2.53%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (2.11%) LDAP
2 9 (1.89%) Middleware
2 9 (1.89%) Web Services
3 7 (1.47%) SOAP
4 4 (0.84%) CSS
5 3 (0.63%) RabbitMQ
5 3 (0.63%) SAML
5 3 (0.63%) Web Services Management
6 2 (0.42%) Elastic Stack
6 2 (0.42%) JAAS
6 2 (0.42%) Kafka
6 2 (0.42%) OAuth
6 2 (0.42%) OpenID
6 2 (0.42%) Sensu
6 2 (0.42%) XACML
6 2 (0.42%) X-Windows
7 1 (0.21%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.21%) Hibernate
7 1 (0.21%) LAMP
7 1 (0.21%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 41 (8.63%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (6.53%) Computer Science
3 23 (4.84%) Self-Motivation
4 20 (4.21%) Driving Licence
5 19 (4.00%) Private Cloud
6 17 (3.58%) Management Information System
7 13 (2.74%) Public Cloud
8 12 (2.53%) PMI
9 11 (2.32%) CMDB
10 8 (1.68%) Data Structures
11 7 (1.47%) Enterprise Storage
12 6 (1.26%) HP Storage
12 6 (1.26%) PKI
12 6 (1.26%) Replication
13 5 (1.05%) Mainframe
14 4 (0.84%) DataPower
14 4 (0.84%) Fat Client
14 4 (0.84%) Thin Client
15 3 (0.63%) Embedded Systems
15 3 (0.63%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 98 (20.63%) Windows
2 81 (17.05%) Linux
3 47 (9.89%) Windows Server
4 31 (6.53%) Unix
5 24 (5.05%) Windows Server 2012
6 23 (4.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 21 (4.42%) AIX
8 13 (2.74%) Solaris
9 12 (2.53%) Windows 10
9 12 (2.53%) Windows 7
10 8 (1.68%) Windows Server 2008
11 6 (1.26%) Oracle Linux
12 5 (1.05%) HPUX
13 4 (0.84%) CentOS
14 2 (0.42%) Android
14 2 (0.42%) Debian
15 1 (0.21%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.21%) Slackware
15 1 (0.21%) SUSE
15 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 127 (26.74%) Migration
2 76 (16.00%) ITIL
3 62 (13.05%) Project Management
4 54 (11.37%) Stakeholder Management
5 40 (8.42%) Problem-Solving
6 35 (7.37%) Change Management
7 32 (6.74%) DevOps
8 31 (6.53%) Agile Software Development
8 31 (6.53%) Configuration Management
8 31 (6.53%) Service Management
9 30 (6.32%) PRINCE2
10 29 (6.11%) ITIL V3
10 29 (6.11%) Service Delivery
11 27 (5.68%) Load Balancing
12 25 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
13 21 (4.42%) Capacity Planning
13 21 (4.42%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 21 (4.42%) Project Planning
14 20 (4.21%) Customer Requirements
14 20 (4.21%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 20 (4.21%) PowerShell
2 17 (3.58%) Java
2 17 (3.58%) Python
2 17 (3.58%) SQL
3 15 (3.16%) C
4 11 (2.32%) Perl
5 8 (1.68%) Shell Script
6 6 (1.26%) PHP
7 5 (1.05%) JavaScript
8 4 (0.84%) Ruby
9 3 (0.63%) AWK
9 3 (0.63%) Bash Shell
9 3 (0.63%) C#
9 3 (0.63%) Groovy
10 2 (0.42%) VB
11 1 (0.21%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.21%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 111 (23.37%) Security Cleared
2 91 (19.16%) SC Cleared
3 73 (15.37%) Cisco Certification
4 56 (11.79%) CCNP
4 56 (11.79%) Degree
5 36 (7.58%) DV Cleared
6 29 (6.11%) CCNA
7 14 (2.95%) CISSP
7 14 (2.95%) PMP
8 13 (2.74%) CCIE
8 13 (2.74%) PMI Certification
9 12 (2.53%) CISM
10 11 (2.32%) CCDP
10 11 (2.32%) MCSE
10 11 (2.32%) Microsoft Certification
11 7 (1.47%) JNCIS
12 6 (1.26%) CISMP
13 5 (1.05%) CISA
13 5 (1.05%) CREST Certified
13 5 (1.05%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (7.79%) SLA
2 16 (3.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 13 (2.74%) QA
4 10 (2.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 9 (1.89%) PCI DSS
6 8 (1.68%) GDPR
7 5 (1.05%) ISAE 3402
7 5 (1.05%) ISO 22301
7 5 (1.05%) ISO 31000
7 5 (1.05%) ISO 9001
7 5 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 5 (1.05%) PMO
8 2 (0.42%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.21%) COBIT
9 1 (0.21%) GAMP
9 1 (0.21%) Government Security Classifications
9 1 (0.21%) HMG Infosec
9 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 62 (13.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 53 (11.16%) Active Directory
3 16 (3.37%) vSphere
4 14 (2.95%) VMware ESXi
4 14 (2.95%) VMware NSX
5 12 (2.53%) Hyper-V
5 12 (2.53%) Virtual Servers
6 9 (1.89%) Virtual Machines
7 8 (1.68%) Docker
7 8 (1.68%) vCloud
8 5 (1.05%) StorNext
9 4 (0.84%) XenApp
9 4 (0.84%) XenDesktop
10 3 (0.63%) NFS
10 3 (0.63%) Virtual Desktop
11 2 (0.42%) Apache Flume
11 2 (0.42%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 2 (0.42%) Firmware
11 2 (0.42%) ISA Server
11 2 (0.42%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 23 (4.84%) SCCM
2 16 (3.37%) FortiGate
3 14 (2.95%) NetBackup
4 13 (2.74%) vCenter Server
5 10 (2.11%) Ansible
5 10 (2.11%) Nessus
5 10 (2.11%) Puppet
6 9 (1.89%) Terraform
7 7 (1.47%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 7 (1.47%) SCOM
7 7 (1.47%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 7 (1.47%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 6 (1.26%) Opscode Chef
8 6 (1.26%) vRealize
9 5 (1.05%) HP Data Protector
9 5 (1.05%) Trend Micro Deep Security
10 4 (0.84%) Grafana
10 4 (0.84%) Kubernetes
10 4 (0.84%) Microsoft Intune
10 4 (0.84%) Packer
Vendors
1 138 (29.05%) Cisco
2 100 (21.05%) VMware
3 70 (14.74%) Microsoft
4 44 (9.26%) Oracle
5 42 (8.84%) Juniper
6 36 (7.58%) IBM
7 30 (6.32%) EMC
7 30 (6.32%) F5
8 29 (6.11%) Palo Alto
9 24 (5.05%) Citrix
9 24 (5.05%) HP
10 22 (4.63%) NetApp
11 21 (4.42%) Huawei
12 18 (3.79%) CheckPoint
13 17 (3.58%) Dell
14 13 (2.74%) Brocade
15 12 (2.53%) Alibaba
15 12 (2.53%) Isilon
15 12 (2.53%) McAfee
15 12 (2.53%) Red Hat