Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 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
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 79 82 49
Rank change year-on-year +3 -33 -6
Contract jobs citing Data Centre 487 443 649
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.96% 2.72% 3.81%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 9.15% 9.07% 12.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 345 293 407
South East median daily rate £428 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.59% - +3.03%
10th Percentile £275 £303 £287
90th Percentile £583 £552 £580
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +0.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 17 42
South East median hourly rate £35.00 £18.00 £25.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +94.44% -29.06% +6.84%
10th Percentile £10.90 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £47.61 £25.00 £47.83
England median hourly rate £21.76 £16.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year +36.00% -32.63% +4.26%

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 5,320 4,883 5,404
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 32.34% 30.01% 31.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,157 2,793 3,128
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £250 £213 £225
90th Percentile £588 £569 £575
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 248 257 314
South East median hourly rate £35.00 £19.30 £21.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +81.39% -9.53% +21.87%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.10 £12.00
90th Percentile £51.00 £47.50 £52.25
England median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +7.50% - +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 18 October 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 18 October 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 18 October 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 +13 205 £425 -5.56% 39
Berkshire +2 116 £388 -10.14% 26
Surrey +15 114 £450 +9.09% 33
Hampshire -26 101 £425 - 24
Buckinghamshire +28 59 £388 -8.82% 9
West Sussex +1 40 £421 -0.88% 6
Oxfordshire +4 30 £455 -4.32% 4
East Sussex +8 13 £513 +41.38% 11
Kent -16 7 £428 +15.78% 6
Middlesex +7 2 £425 +3.03% 1
M4 Corridor - 1 £450 -
Data Centre
England

For the 6 months to 18 October 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.

1 140 (28.75%) Cisco
2 119 (24.44%) Migration
3 103 (21.15%) Security Cleared
4 101 (20.74%) VMware
5 97 (19.92%) Microsoft
6 94 (19.30%) Firewall
7 93 (19.10%) Windows
8 82 (16.84%) ITIL
9 80 (16.43%) Microsoft Azure
10 78 (16.02%) SC Cleared
11 74 (15.20%) LAN
12 73 (14.99%) Cisco Certification
13 71 (14.58%) Linux
13 71 (14.58%) Project Management
14 67 (13.76%) WAN
15 62 (12.73%) Active Directory
16 60 (12.32%) Finance
17 59 (12.11%) VMware Infrastructure
18 58 (11.91%) Degree
19 54 (11.09%) CCNP
20 49 (10.06%) Stakeholder Management
20 49 (10.06%) Service Delivery
20 49 (10.06%) Windows Server
21 48 (9.86%) Problem-Solving
22 47 (9.65%) EMC
23 42 (8.62%) Telecoms
23 42 (8.62%) Office 365
24 41 (8.42%) Amazon AWS
24 41 (8.42%) Juniper
25 38 (7.80%) Change Management

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 12 (2.46%) SharePoint
2 11 (2.26%) IIS
3 9 (1.85%) Apache
4 7 (1.44%) Tomcat
5 6 (1.23%) JBoss
5 6 (1.23%) Skype for Business
6 5 (1.03%) OpenStack
7 4 (0.82%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (0.82%) WebLogic
8 3 (0.62%) MS Exchange
9 2 (0.41%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.41%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.21%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.21%) Totara
Applications
1 30 (6.16%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (4.11%) MS Visio
3 16 (3.29%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (1.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (1.03%) Microsoft Project
4 5 (1.03%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.62%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (0.41%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.21%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.21%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
3 1 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 80 (16.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 42 (8.62%) Office 365
3 41 (8.42%) Amazon AWS
4 20 (4.11%) Azure Active Directory
5 14 (2.87%) IaaS
6 5 (1.03%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (1.03%) IBM Cloud
6 5 (1.03%) SaaS
7 4 (0.82%) Google Cloud Platform
7 4 (0.82%) PaaS
8 3 (0.62%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 3 (0.62%) Dynamics 365
9 2 (0.41%) G Suite
9 2 (0.41%) Google Analytics
10 1 (0.21%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.21%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.21%) Slack
10 1 (0.21%) Trello
10 1 (0.21%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 94 (19.30%) Firewall
2 74 (15.20%) LAN
3 67 (13.76%) WAN
4 37 (7.60%) MPLS
5 35 (7.19%) DNS
6 31 (6.37%) BGP
7 27 (5.54%) Cisco ASA
7 27 (5.54%) Network Security
8 26 (5.34%) TCP/IP
9 25 (5.13%) VoIP
10 24 (4.93%) SAN
11 23 (4.72%) IPsec
12 22 (4.52%) Cisco Nexus
13 20 (4.11%) DHCP
13 20 (4.11%) OSPF
14 19 (3.90%) VPN
15 17 (3.49%) Internet
15 17 (3.49%) Wireless
16 15 (3.08%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
16 15 (3.08%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (6.57%) SQL Server
2 9 (1.85%) SQL Server 2014
2 9 (1.85%) SQL Server 2016
3 8 (1.64%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (1.44%) Power BI
4 7 (1.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 7 (1.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (1.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (1.23%) DTS
6 5 (1.03%) MongoDB
7 4 (0.82%) Apache Cassandra
7 4 (0.82%) Big Data
7 4 (0.82%) Redis
8 3 (0.62%) DB2
8 3 (0.62%) NoSQL
9 2 (0.41%) Hadoop
9 2 (0.41%) InfluxDB
9 2 (0.41%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.41%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.21%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 9 (1.85%) JIRA
2 7 (1.44%) Git (software)
2 7 (1.44%) SonarQube
3 5 (1.03%) Jenkins
3 5 (1.03%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.41%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.21%) GitLab
5 1 (0.21%) Robot Framework
5 1 (0.21%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 60 (12.32%) Finance
2 42 (8.62%) Telecoms
3 17 (3.49%) Banking
4 14 (2.87%) Mandarin Language
5 10 (2.05%) Back Office
6 8 (1.64%) Games
7 7 (1.44%) Retail
8 6 (1.23%) Legal
9 2 (0.41%) Billing
9 2 (0.41%) Digital Economy
9 2 (0.41%) French Language
9 2 (0.41%) German Language
9 2 (0.41%) Publishing
10 1 (0.21%) Italian Language
10 1 (0.21%) Japanese Language
10 1 (0.21%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.21%) Marketing
10 1 (0.21%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.21%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.21%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 75 (15.40%) Architect
2 54 (11.09%) Network Engineer
2 54 (11.09%) Project Manager
3 35 (7.19%) Consultant
3 35 (7.19%) Data Centre Engineer
4 31 (6.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 28 (5.75%) Storage Engineer
6 27 (5.54%) Administrator
6 27 (5.54%) Support Engineer
7 26 (5.34%) Infrastructure Manager
8 24 (4.93%) Analyst
9 23 (4.72%) Solutions Architect
10 17 (3.49%) Infrastructure Project Manager
11 16 (3.29%) Infrastructure Architect
12 15 (3.08%) Network Architect
12 15 (3.08%) Office 365 Administrator
12 15 (3.08%) Technical Architect
13 14 (2.87%) Data Centre Manager
13 14 (2.87%) Lead Architect
14 13 (2.67%) 1st Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (2.26%) Middleware
1 11 (2.26%) Web Services
2 7 (1.44%) CSS
3 4 (0.82%) Kafka
3 4 (0.82%) XML
4 3 (0.62%) .NET
4 3 (0.62%) Elastic Stack
4 3 (0.62%) RabbitMQ
4 3 (0.62%) SAML
4 3 (0.62%) Sensu
5 2 (0.41%) JAAS
5 2 (0.41%) LDAP
5 2 (0.41%) OAuth
5 2 (0.41%) OpenID
5 2 (0.41%) SOAP
5 2 (0.41%) XACML
5 2 (0.41%) X-Windows
6 1 (0.21%) 802.1X
6 1 (0.21%) Jinja
6 1 (0.21%) Web Services Management
Miscellaneous
1 37 (7.60%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (5.75%) Computer Science
3 25 (5.13%) Private Cloud
4 24 (4.93%) Self-Motivation
5 20 (4.11%) Driving Licence
6 16 (3.29%) Management Information System
6 16 (3.29%) Public Cloud
7 12 (2.46%) PMI
8 11 (2.26%) HP Storage
9 10 (2.05%) Data Structures
10 8 (1.64%) EMC VNX
10 8 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
11 7 (1.44%) BBC
11 7 (1.44%) Clustering
11 7 (1.44%) CMDB
11 7 (1.44%) Enterprise Storage
11 7 (1.44%) PKI
11 7 (1.44%) Replication
12 6 (1.23%) Reinsurance
12 6 (1.23%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 93 (19.10%) Windows
2 71 (14.58%) Linux
3 49 (10.06%) Windows Server
4 36 (7.39%) Windows Server 2012
5 32 (6.57%) Unix
6 19 (3.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 14 (2.87%) Solaris
8 12 (2.46%) AIX
8 12 (2.46%) Windows 7
9 11 (2.26%) Windows 10
9 11 (2.26%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (0.82%) CentOS
10 4 (0.82%) Oracle Linux
11 3 (0.62%) HPUX
11 3 (0.62%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.41%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.21%) SUSE
13 1 (0.21%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.21%) Windows NT
13 1 (0.21%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (24.44%) Migration
2 82 (16.84%) ITIL
3 71 (14.58%) Project Management
4 49 (10.06%) Service Delivery
4 49 (10.06%) Stakeholder Management
5 48 (9.86%) Problem-Solving
6 38 (7.80%) Change Management
6 38 (7.80%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 36 (7.39%) PRINCE2
7 36 (7.39%) Service Management
8 33 (6.78%) Disaster Recovery
9 31 (6.37%) DevOps
10 28 (5.75%) Agile Software Development
11 27 (5.54%) ITIL V3
12 24 (4.93%) Configuration Management
12 24 (4.93%) Load Balancing
12 24 (4.93%) Network Design
13 21 (4.31%) TOGAF
14 20 (4.11%) Performance Tuning
15 19 (3.90%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 35 (7.19%) SQL
2 34 (6.98%) PowerShell
3 20 (4.11%) Java
4 18 (3.70%) Shell Script
5 15 (3.08%) Perl
6 14 (2.87%) Python
7 10 (2.05%) C
8 7 (1.44%) C#
8 7 (1.44%) T-SQL
9 6 (1.23%) JavaScript
10 5 (1.03%) PHP
11 4 (0.82%) Bash Shell
11 4 (0.82%) VB
12 3 (0.62%) AWK
13 2 (0.41%) VB.NET
13 2 (0.41%) VBA
14 1 (0.21%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 103 (21.15%) Security Cleared
2 78 (16.02%) SC Cleared
3 73 (14.99%) Cisco Certification
4 58 (11.91%) Degree
5 54 (11.09%) CCNP
6 38 (7.80%) DV Cleared
7 32 (6.57%) CCNA
8 23 (4.72%) Microsoft Certification
9 22 (4.52%) CCIE
10 17 (3.49%) PMP
11 16 (3.29%) MCSE
12 15 (3.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 14 (2.87%) CISSP
14 13 (2.67%) CCDP
14 13 (2.67%) CISM
14 13 (2.67%) PMI Certification
15 7 (1.44%) CISA
15 7 (1.44%) CREST Certified
15 7 (1.44%) IISP
15 7 (1.44%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (7.60%) SLA
2 14 (2.87%) QA
3 13 (2.67%) PCI DSS
3 13 (2.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 12 (2.46%) GDPR
5 11 (2.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 9 (1.85%) ISO 22301
7 7 (1.44%) ISAE 3402
7 7 (1.44%) ISO 31000
7 7 (1.44%) ISO 9001
7 7 (1.44%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 5 (1.03%) PMO
9 4 (0.82%) Government Security Classifications
10 1 (0.21%) COBIT
10 1 (0.21%) GAMP
10 1 (0.21%) HIPAA
10 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 62 (12.73%) Active Directory
2 59 (12.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (4.11%) VMware ESXi
4 16 (3.29%) Hyper-V
4 16 (3.29%) vSphere
5 14 (2.87%) Virtual Machines
6 7 (1.44%) vCloud
6 7 (1.44%) VMware NSX
6 7 (1.44%) XenDesktop
7 4 (0.82%) ISA Server
7 4 (0.82%) Virtual Servers
7 4 (0.82%) XenApp
7 4 (0.82%) XenServer
8 3 (0.62%) Apache Flume
8 3 (0.62%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 3 (0.62%) Firmware
9 2 (0.41%) Docker
9 2 (0.41%) NFS
9 2 (0.41%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 2 (0.41%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 26 (5.34%) SCCM
2 18 (3.70%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 15 (3.08%) FortiGate
4 14 (2.87%) NetBackup
5 13 (2.67%) vRealize
6 12 (2.46%) vCenter Server
7 10 (2.05%) Puppet
8 9 (1.85%) SCOM
9 7 (1.44%) Cisco Prime
9 7 (1.44%) Nessus
9 7 (1.44%) SCVMM
9 7 (1.44%) Trend Micro Deep Security
10 6 (1.23%) Grafana
11 5 (1.03%) Ansible
11 5 (1.03%) Red Hat Satellite
11 5 (1.03%) SELinux
11 5 (1.03%) SolarWinds Orion
11 5 (1.03%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 4 (0.82%) Cisco CUCM
12 4 (0.82%) Nagios
Vendors
1 140 (28.75%) Cisco
2 101 (20.74%) VMware
3 97 (19.92%) Microsoft
4 47 (9.65%) EMC
5 41 (8.42%) Juniper
6 37 (7.60%) Oracle
7 34 (6.98%) NetApp
8 32 (6.57%) HP
9 31 (6.37%) Isilon
10 30 (6.16%) F5
10 30 (6.16%) IBM
11 27 (5.54%) Citrix
12 24 (4.93%) Huawei
13 22 (4.52%) Palo Alto
14 18 (3.70%) SolarWinds
15 17 (3.49%) CheckPoint
16 16 (3.29%) Alibaba
17 15 (3.08%) Dell
18 14 (2.87%) Red Hat
19 13 (2.67%) Riverbed