Period
to 24 May 2019

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 24 May 2019 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
24 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 79 88 60
Rank change year-on-year +9 -28 -18
Contract jobs citing Data Centre 432 444 518
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.91% 2.66% 3.38%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 9.52% 8.54% 11.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 290 286 338
South East median daily rate £425 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £270 £290
90th Percentile £613 £613 £552
England median daily rate £450 £450 £438
% change year-on-year - +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 20 13
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £30.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.00% +150.00% -70.19%
England median hourly rate £19.50 £22.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -11.36% +25.71% -37.50%

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 4,538 5,198 4,703
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 30.52% 31.08% 30.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,688 2,980 2,671
South East median daily rate £443 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.12% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £231 £225
90th Percentile £600 £575 £563
England median daily rate £475 £474 £450
% change year-on-year +0.17% +5.38% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 236 247 243
South East median hourly rate £18.10 £25.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.62% +51.52% -28.26%
10th Percentile £11.85 £10.16 £11.52
90th Percentile £52.50 £53.15 £45.55
England median hourly rate £20.96 £21.90 £19.58
% change year-on-year -4.32% +11.85% -6.76%

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 24 May 2019.

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 24 May 2019.

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 24 May 2019. 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 +18 192 £425 -5.56% 18
Berkshire -2 133 £425 -2.86% 13
Surrey +5 75 £425 -18.27% 13
Hampshire -41 72 £390 -9.04% 6
West Sussex +53 54 £413 -21.43% 6
Buckinghamshire +21 41 £410 -3.53% 5
Kent +4 21 £338 -2.35% 5
Oxfordshire +16 18 £340 -25.19%
Middlesex +13 6 £610 +74.29% 1
East Sussex -10 3 £688 +50.68% 1
Data Centre
England

For the 6 months to 24 May 2019, 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.

1 117 (27.08%) Cisco
2 98 (22.69%) Migration
3 94 (21.76%) Microsoft
4 89 (20.60%) VMware
5 87 (20.14%) Microsoft Azure
6 85 (19.68%) Firewall
7 80 (18.52%) Cisco Certification
8 71 (16.44%) ITIL
9 70 (16.20%) Security Cleared
10 69 (15.97%) Windows
11 68 (15.74%) Telecoms
12 64 (14.81%) WAN
13 63 (14.58%) Agile Software Development
14 60 (13.89%) VMware Infrastructure
14 60 (13.89%) LAN
15 58 (13.43%) CCNP
16 57 (13.19%) PRINCE2
17 55 (12.73%) SC Cleared
18 54 (12.50%) Linux
19 52 (12.04%) Amazon AWS
20 50 (11.57%) Project Management
20 50 (11.57%) DevOps
21 47 (10.88%) VPN
22 46 (10.65%) Public Cloud
23 44 (10.19%) Finance
24 43 (9.95%) BGP
24 43 (9.95%) Citrix
24 43 (9.95%) Office 365
25 40 (9.26%) SAN
25 40 (9.26%) CheckPoint

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 14 (3.24%) Skype for Business
2 12 (2.78%) SharePoint
3 10 (2.31%) Apache
4 7 (1.62%) IIS
4 7 (1.62%) JBoss
5 6 (1.39%) OpenStack
6 5 (1.16%) MS Exchange
7 4 (0.93%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (0.69%) MS Project Server
9 2 (0.46%) Commerce Server
9 2 (0.46%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.46%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.46%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.23%) Confluence
10 1 (0.23%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 28 (6.48%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.39%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (0.93%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.93%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.23%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (1.39%) Payment Gateway
2 5 (1.16%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.46%) Unica
4 1 (0.23%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.23%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 87 (20.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 52 (12.04%) Amazon AWS
3 43 (9.95%) Office 365
4 20 (4.63%) IaaS
5 18 (4.17%) SaaS
6 15 (3.47%) PaaS
7 12 (2.78%) Google Cloud Platform
8 9 (2.08%) OpenShift
9 7 (1.62%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 6 (1.39%) AWS CloudFormation
10 6 (1.39%) Azure Active Directory
11 4 (0.93%) Dynamics 365
11 4 (0.93%) Google Analytics
12 3 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
13 2 (0.46%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 1 (0.23%) AWS CloudTrail
14 1 (0.23%) Datadog
14 1 (0.23%) GitHub
14 1 (0.23%) OneDrive
14 1 (0.23%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 85 (19.68%) Firewall
2 64 (14.81%) WAN
3 60 (13.89%) LAN
4 47 (10.88%) VPN
5 43 (9.95%) BGP
6 40 (9.26%) Cisco ASA
6 40 (9.26%) SAN
7 36 (8.33%) OSPF
7 36 (8.33%) TCP/IP
8 35 (8.10%) VoIP
9 34 (7.87%) Cisco Nexus
10 31 (7.18%) DNS
10 31 (7.18%) Wireless
11 29 (6.71%) Network Security
12 28 (6.48%) MPLS
13 26 (6.02%) NAS
14 25 (5.79%) IPsec
14 25 (5.79%) iSCSI
15 21 (4.86%) Skype
16 20 (4.63%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (4.63%) SQL Server
2 16 (3.70%) Hadoop
3 11 (2.55%) DTS
4 9 (2.08%) Data Lake
5 5 (1.16%) Apache Cassandra
5 5 (1.16%) Azure SQL Database
5 5 (1.16%) MariaDB
5 5 (1.16%) MongoDB
5 5 (1.16%) MySQL
5 5 (1.16%) NoSQL
5 5 (1.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (0.93%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (0.93%) SQL Server 2014
6 4 (0.93%) SQL Server 2016
6 4 (0.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (0.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (0.69%) Big Data
7 3 (0.69%) JanusGraph
8 2 (0.46%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.46%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (2.78%) JIRA
2 11 (2.55%) Jenkins
3 7 (1.62%) Git (software)
4 5 (1.16%) SonarQube
4 5 (1.16%) Visual Studio
5 4 (0.93%) Artifactory
6 2 (0.46%) Rational Rose
6 2 (0.46%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.23%) ScriptRunner
7 1 (0.23%) Vagrant
General
1 68 (15.74%) Telecoms
2 44 (10.19%) Finance
3 9 (2.08%) Back Office
4 6 (1.39%) Banking
5 5 (1.16%) Retail
6 3 (0.69%) Advertising
6 3 (0.69%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.46%) Legal
7 2 (0.46%) Marketing
8 1 (0.23%) Billing
8 1 (0.23%) Electronics
8 1 (0.23%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.23%) Games
Job Titles
1 97 (22.45%) Architect
2 56 (12.96%) Network Engineer
2 56 (12.96%) Project Manager
3 28 (6.48%) Analyst
4 23 (5.32%) Cloud Architect
4 23 (5.32%) Infrastructure Architect
4 23 (5.32%) Infrastructure Manager
5 22 (5.09%) Data Centre Manager
6 21 (4.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 18 (4.17%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 15 (3.47%) Consultant
8 15 (3.47%) IT Manager
8 15 (3.47%) IT Project Manager
9 14 (3.24%) Lead Architect
9 14 (3.24%) Network Architect
10 13 (3.01%) Data Centre Project Manager
11 12 (2.78%) Azure Architect
11 12 (2.78%) Data Centre Engineer
12 11 (2.55%) Delivery Manager
12 11 (2.55%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (3.70%) Web Services
2 12 (2.78%) .NET
3 11 (2.55%) Node.js
4 7 (1.62%) Middleware
5 3 (0.69%) HTML
5 3 (0.69%) LDAP
6 2 (0.46%) 802.1X
6 2 (0.46%) Elastic Stack
7 1 (0.23%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 46 (10.65%) Public Cloud
2 24 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (4.17%) Private Cloud
3 18 (4.17%) Virtual Team
4 14 (3.24%) Management Information System
5 11 (2.55%) Self-Motivation
6 10 (2.31%) Driving Licence
6 10 (2.31%) Enterprise Software
7 7 (1.62%) Clustering
7 7 (1.62%) Hybrid Cloud
8 6 (1.39%) Cloud Native
8 6 (1.39%) Video Conferencing
9 5 (1.16%) Fat Client
9 5 (1.16%) Thin Client
10 4 (0.93%) BBC
10 4 (0.93%) Data Protection Act
10 4 (0.93%) iSeries
10 4 (0.93%) Reinsurance
10 4 (0.93%) VxBlock/Vblock
11 3 (0.69%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 69 (15.97%) Windows
2 54 (12.50%) Linux
3 33 (7.64%) Windows Server
4 23 (5.32%) Unix
5 15 (3.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 11 (2.55%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (1.85%) Windows 7
8 7 (1.62%) Windows 10
9 5 (1.16%) Solaris
9 5 (1.16%) Ubuntu
10 4 (0.93%) AIX
10 4 (0.93%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (0.69%) CentOS
12 2 (0.46%) OpenVMS
12 2 (0.46%) SUSE
13 1 (0.23%) Data ONTAP
13 1 (0.23%) DC/OS
13 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (22.69%) Migration
2 71 (16.44%) ITIL
3 63 (14.58%) Agile Software Development
4 57 (13.19%) PRINCE2
5 50 (11.57%) DevOps
5 50 (11.57%) Project Management
6 39 (9.03%) Load Balancing
7 33 (7.64%) Stakeholder Management
8 29 (6.71%) Computer Science
8 29 (6.71%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 25 (5.79%) Disaster Recovery
10 24 (5.56%) Mentoring
10 24 (5.56%) Service Delivery
11 23 (5.32%) Problem-Solving
12 22 (5.09%) Network Monitoring
13 21 (4.86%) Change Control
13 21 (4.86%) TOGAF
14 19 (4.40%) Change Management
14 19 (4.40%) Enterprise Architecture
14 19 (4.40%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 36 (8.33%) SQL
2 21 (4.86%) Java
3 15 (3.47%) Python
4 14 (3.24%) Bash Shell
5 12 (2.78%) C#
6 8 (1.85%) C
7 4 (0.93%) T-SQL
8 3 (0.69%) Korn
8 3 (0.69%) Perl
8 3 (0.69%) PowerShell
8 3 (0.69%) Ruby
9 2 (0.46%) Fortran
10 1 (0.23%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.23%) Lingo
10 1 (0.23%) PHP
10 1 (0.23%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 80 (18.52%) Cisco Certification
2 70 (16.20%) Security Cleared
3 58 (13.43%) CCNP
4 55 (12.73%) SC Cleared
5 40 (9.26%) Degree
6 33 (7.64%) CCNA
7 17 (3.94%) Microsoft Certification
8 16 (3.70%) CCIE
8 16 (3.70%) PMP
9 15 (3.47%) PMI Certification
10 14 (3.24%) Computer Science Degree
10 14 (3.24%) DV Cleared
11 13 (3.01%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 11 (2.55%) MCSE
13 8 (1.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 7 (1.62%) CISM
14 7 (1.62%) CISSP
14 7 (1.62%) MCSA
15 6 (1.39%) ITIL Certification
16 5 (1.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (5.09%) SLA
2 14 (3.24%) PCI DSS
3 9 (2.08%) GDPR
3 9 (2.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (1.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 6 (1.39%) COBIT
5 6 (1.39%) PMO
6 5 (1.16%) ISAE 3402
6 5 (1.16%) ISO 22301
6 5 (1.16%) ISO 31000
6 5 (1.16%) ISO 9001
6 5 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 2 (0.46%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.23%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.23%) HAZOP
8 1 (0.23%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.23%) NEBOSH
8 1 (0.23%) QA
System Software
1 60 (13.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 33 (7.64%) Active Directory
3 26 (6.02%) Hyper-V
4 19 (4.40%) Virtual Machines
5 12 (2.78%) vSphere
6 9 (2.08%) Docker
6 9 (2.08%) vCloud
7 7 (1.62%) KVM
7 7 (1.62%) NFS
7 7 (1.62%) VMware NSX
8 6 (1.39%) Virtual Servers
9 5 (1.16%) BIND 9
9 5 (1.16%) ISA Server
9 5 (1.16%) Postfix
9 5 (1.16%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (0.69%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 3 (0.69%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.46%) Oracle RAC
11 2 (0.46%) Xen
12 1 (0.23%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 21 (4.86%) Ansible
1 21 (4.86%) SCCM
2 15 (3.47%) Puppet
3 14 (3.24%) SCOM
4 12 (2.78%) Terraform
5 11 (2.55%) SCVMM
6 10 (2.31%) Kubernetes
7 9 (2.08%) vCenter Server
8 8 (1.85%) Opscode Chef
9 7 (1.62%) Failover Clustering
9 7 (1.62%) NetBackup
10 6 (1.39%) Nessus
11 5 (1.16%) IBM Guardium
11 5 (1.16%) Trend Micro Deep Security
12 4 (0.93%) HAProxy
12 4 (0.93%) PaperCut
12 4 (0.93%) Single Sign-On
12 4 (0.93%) SolarWinds Orion
12 4 (0.93%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 3 (0.69%) Netcool
Vendors
1 117 (27.08%) Cisco
2 94 (21.76%) Microsoft
3 89 (20.60%) VMware
4 43 (9.95%) Citrix
5 40 (9.26%) CheckPoint
6 31 (7.18%) SolarWinds
7 29 (6.71%) Juniper
8 25 (5.79%) F5
8 25 (5.79%) Red Hat
9 20 (4.63%) EMC
9 20 (4.63%) NetApp
9 20 (4.63%) Oracle
10 18 (4.17%) Dell
11 16 (3.70%) Google
12 13 (3.01%) BMC
12 13 (3.01%) HP
13 11 (2.55%) CA
13 11 (2.55%) IBM
13 11 (2.55%) Palo Alto
14 9 (2.08%) Veeam