Period
to 1 April 2020

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 1 April 2020 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
1 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 72 76 98
Rank change year-on-year +4 +22 -49
Contract jobs citing Data Centre 262 493 405
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 2.69% 3.15% 2.42%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 8.92% 10.39% 7.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 357 255
Median daily rate £425 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £256 £300 £267
90th Percentile £550 £600 £594
England median daily rate £450 £450 £438
% change year-on-year - +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 12 14
Median hourly rate £21.00 £45.00 £25.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -53.33% +77.67% +20.61%
10th Percentile £18.39 £15.19 £17.22
90th Percentile £54.70 £52.00 £47.28
England median hourly rate £21.00 £21.07 £22.50
% change year-on-year -0.33% -6.36% +4.65%

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 2,937 4,743 5,080
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 30.10% 30.28% 30.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,640 2,820 2,922
Median daily rate £425 £430 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.16% +1.18% +6.25%
10th Percentile £185 £250 £225
90th Percentile £600 £588 £575
England median daily rate £475 £475 £463
% change year-on-year - +2.70% +5.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 223 232 223
Median hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -11.11% +28.57%
10th Percentile £12.98 £11.87 £10.24
90th Percentile £52.50 £51.48 £52.50
Median hourly rate £24.70 £21.00 £21.79
% change year-on-year +17.62% -3.60% +8.93%

Data Centre
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Data Centre as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Data Centre in the South East.

Daily rate trend for Data Centre in the South East

Data Centre
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Data Centre in the South East over the 6 months to 1 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Data Centre in the South East

Data Centre
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Data Centre in the South East.

Hourly rate trend for Data Centre in the South East

Data Centre
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Data Centre in the South East over the 6 months to 1 April 2020.

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 1 April 2020. 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 -8 112 £400 -3.03% 35
Hampshire +40 98 £450 +20.00% 26
Berkshire -4 85 £420 +1.20% 25
Surrey +3 35 £425 -5.87% 21
Buckinghamshire +12 24 £400 +2.56% 3
Kent -2 7 £395 +17.04% 7
West Sussex -22 5 £400 -3.03% 3
Oxfordshire +7 3 £114 -72.25% 7
East Sussex +28 2 £431 - 1
Sussex - 1 - -
Data Centre
England

For the 6 months to 1 April 2020, 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 86 (32.82%) VMware
2 84 (32.06%) Cisco
3 71 (27.10%) Windows
4 67 (25.57%) Microsoft
4 67 (25.57%) Firewall
5 61 (23.28%) VMware Infrastructure
6 55 (20.99%) WAN
7 51 (19.47%) Cisco Certification
7 51 (19.47%) Security Cleared
8 48 (18.32%) Migration
9 47 (17.94%) LAN
10 46 (17.56%) Active Directory
11 44 (16.79%) SC Cleared
12 42 (16.03%) Azure
12 42 (16.03%) Windows Server
13 41 (15.65%) ITIL
14 40 (15.27%) F5
15 36 (13.74%) CCNP
16 35 (13.36%) DNS
17 33 (12.60%) Linux
18 32 (12.21%) Office 365
19 31 (11.83%) Analytical Skills
20 30 (11.45%) Citrix
21 29 (11.07%) CheckPoint
21 29 (11.07%) Problem-Solving
22 28 (10.69%) SQL
23 26 (9.92%) VPN
23 26 (9.92%) Agile Software Development
23 26 (9.92%) Network Security
24 25 (9.54%) DHCP

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 22 (8.40%) MS Exchange
2 15 (5.73%) Skype for Business
3 8 (3.05%) OpenStack
4 6 (2.29%) SharePoint
5 4 (1.53%) Apache
5 4 (1.53%) Confluence
5 4 (1.53%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (1.15%) IIS
6 3 (1.15%) JBoss
7 2 (0.76%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.38%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (1.53%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (1.53%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (0.76%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.38%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.15%) Payment Gateway
1 3 (1.15%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.38%) ResourceLink
2 1 (0.38%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.38%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 42 (16.03%) Azure
2 32 (12.21%) Office 365
3 24 (9.16%) AWS
4 10 (3.82%) IaaS
5 9 (3.44%) PaaS
6 8 (3.05%) Azure Active Directory
7 5 (1.91%) SaaS
8 3 (1.15%) Akamai
8 3 (1.15%) GitHub
9 2 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.38%) Azure Stack
10 1 (0.38%) Cloudflare
10 1 (0.38%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.38%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.38%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 67 (25.57%) Firewall
2 55 (20.99%) WAN
3 47 (17.94%) LAN
4 35 (13.36%) DNS
5 26 (9.92%) Network Security
5 26 (9.92%) VPN
6 25 (9.54%) DHCP
7 24 (9.16%) MPLS
8 20 (7.63%) BGP
9 17 (6.49%) Cisco Nexus
9 17 (6.49%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 17 (6.49%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 17 (6.49%) Skype
10 15 (5.73%) SAN
11 14 (5.34%) Ethernet
12 13 (4.96%) Cisco ASA
12 13 (4.96%) Wi-Fi
12 13 (4.96%) Wireless
13 11 (4.20%) IPsec
13 11 (4.20%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (5.73%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.91%) MongoDB
2 5 (1.91%) Oracle Database
3 4 (1.53%) MySQL
3 4 (1.53%) Oracle Database 12c
4 3 (1.15%) MariaDB
4 3 (1.15%) NoSQL
4 3 (1.15%) Oracle Database 10g
4 3 (1.15%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (1.15%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (1.15%) Oracle9i Database
5 2 (0.76%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (0.76%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (0.76%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (0.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.38%) Big Data
6 1 (0.38%) IBM InfoSphere
6 1 (0.38%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 5 (1.91%) PowerBuilder
1 5 (1.91%) ProC
2 4 (1.53%) JIRA
3 3 (1.15%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (0.76%) CircleCI
4 2 (0.76%) Octopus Deploy
4 2 (0.76%) Subversion
5 1 (0.38%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.38%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (0.38%) PowerDesigner
General
1 20 (7.63%) Finance
2 18 (6.87%) Telecoms
3 5 (1.91%) Manufacturing
3 5 (1.91%) Pharmaceutical
4 4 (1.53%) Local Government
5 2 (0.76%) Public Sector
5 2 (0.76%) Retail
6 1 (0.38%) Back Office
6 1 (0.38%) Banking
6 1 (0.38%) Games
6 1 (0.38%) Law
6 1 (0.38%) Military
6 1 (0.38%) Police
Job Titles
1 54 (20.61%) Network Engineer
2 41 (15.65%) Architect
3 28 (10.69%) Consultant
4 17 (6.49%) Data Centre Engineer
5 15 (5.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 15 (5.73%) Solutions Architect
6 14 (5.34%) Security Engineer
7 12 (4.58%) Analyst
7 12 (4.58%) Network Architect
8 9 (3.44%) Project Manager
9 8 (3.05%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
9 8 (3.05%) Support Engineer
10 7 (2.67%) Infrastructure Consultant
10 7 (2.67%) Network Security Engineer
10 7 (2.67%) Senior Network Engineer
11 6 (2.29%) Cloud Architect
11 6 (2.29%) Cloud Consultant
11 6 (2.29%) Deskside Engineer
11 6 (2.29%) Operations Engineer
11 6 (2.29%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.67%) Web Services
2 6 (2.29%) .NET
3 4 (1.53%) CSS
3 4 (1.53%) Elastic Stack
3 4 (1.53%) Middleware
4 3 (1.15%) HTML
4 3 (1.15%) Node.js
4 3 (1.15%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 3 (1.15%) React
5 2 (0.76%) Kafka
6 1 (0.38%) 802.1X
6 1 (0.38%) LDAP
6 1 (0.38%) Memcached
6 1 (0.38%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (0.38%) REST
6 1 (0.38%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 31 (11.83%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (6.87%) Self-Motivation
3 13 (4.96%) Public Cloud
4 12 (4.58%) Clustering
5 9 (3.44%) Management Information System
5 9 (3.44%) PKI
5 9 (3.44%) Private Cloud
6 8 (3.05%) Hybrid Cloud
7 6 (2.29%) VxBlock/Vblock
8 5 (1.91%) RSA SecurID
9 4 (1.53%) Client/Server
9 4 (1.53%) EMC VNX
9 4 (1.53%) Fibre Optics
9 4 (1.53%) Video Conferencing
10 3 (1.15%) EMC VMAX
10 3 (1.15%) Life Science
11 2 (0.76%) CCTV
11 2 (0.76%) CMDB
11 2 (0.76%) iPad
11 2 (0.76%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 71 (27.10%) Windows
2 42 (16.03%) Windows Server
3 33 (12.60%) Linux
4 21 (8.02%) Windows Server 2012
5 15 (5.73%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (4.58%) Windows Server 2016
7 8 (3.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (3.05%) Unix
8 5 (1.91%) Apple iOS
8 5 (1.91%) Mac OS X
8 5 (1.91%) OpenVMS
9 4 (1.53%) Windows 10
10 3 (1.15%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.76%) Android
11 2 (0.76%) CentOS
11 2 (0.76%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.38%) Debian
12 1 (0.38%) SUSE
12 1 (0.38%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.38%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (18.32%) Migration
2 41 (15.65%) ITIL
3 29 (11.07%) Problem-Solving
4 26 (9.92%) Agile Software Development
5 21 (8.02%) Configuration Management
6 17 (6.49%) DevOps
6 17 (6.49%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 15 (5.73%) High Availability
7 15 (5.73%) Stakeholder Management
8 14 (5.34%) Decision-Making
8 14 (5.34%) Disaster Recovery
8 14 (5.34%) Network Design
8 14 (5.34%) Service Management
9 13 (4.96%) Incident Management
9 13 (4.96%) Project Management
10 12 (4.58%) Project Delivery
10 12 (4.58%) Validation
11 11 (4.20%) Change Management
11 11 (4.20%) Service Delivery
12 10 (3.82%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 28 (10.69%) SQL
2 23 (8.78%) PowerShell
3 18 (6.87%) Python
4 9 (3.44%) C
5 5 (1.91%) C++
5 5 (1.91%) Fortran
5 5 (1.91%) Java
5 5 (1.91%) JavaScript
5 5 (1.91%) PL/SQL
5 5 (1.91%) VC++
6 4 (1.53%) Bash Shell
7 3 (1.15%) Perl
7 3 (1.15%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.38%) Ruby
8 1 (0.38%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.38%) VB
Qualifications
1 51 (19.47%) Cisco Certification
1 51 (19.47%) Security Cleared
2 44 (16.79%) SC Cleared
3 36 (13.74%) CCNP
4 19 (7.25%) Microsoft Certification
5 18 (6.87%) CCIE
5 18 (6.87%) CCNA
5 18 (6.87%) Degree
6 14 (5.34%) DV Cleared
7 7 (2.67%) MCSE
7 7 (2.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 6 (2.29%) CCSA
9 5 (1.91%) CCSE
10 4 (1.53%) CCDA
10 4 (1.53%) CCIE Routing and Switching
10 4 (1.53%) Citrix Certification
10 4 (1.53%) VCAP
11 3 (1.15%) BPSS Clearance
11 3 (1.15%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (1.15%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.44%) SLA
2 6 (2.29%) COBIT
3 5 (1.91%) PCI DSS
3 5 (1.91%) QA
4 3 (1.15%) Cyber Essentials
4 3 (1.15%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 3 (1.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.15%) PMO
5 2 (0.76%) GDPR
5 2 (0.76%) GxP
5 2 (0.76%) NIST
5 2 (0.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 1 (0.38%) NCSC
6 1 (0.38%) NEBOSH
System Software
1 61 (23.28%) VMware Infrastructure
2 46 (17.56%) Active Directory
3 24 (9.16%) Hyper-V
4 20 (7.63%) vSphere
5 15 (5.73%) VMware NSX
6 11 (4.20%) VMware ESXi
7 8 (3.05%) Docker
7 8 (3.05%) vCloud
8 6 (2.29%) NFS
9 4 (1.53%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 4 (1.53%) KVM
9 4 (1.53%) Virtual Machines
10 3 (1.15%) Oracle RAC
10 3 (1.15%) XenApp
11 1 (0.38%) Corosync
11 1 (0.38%) GFS2
11 1 (0.38%) Samba
11 1 (0.38%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.38%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 17 (6.49%) SCCM
2 14 (5.34%) Ansible
3 11 (4.20%) vCenter Server
4 10 (3.82%) vRealize
5 9 (3.44%) FortiGate
6 6 (2.29%) Kubernetes
6 6 (2.29%) vRealize Orchestrator
7 5 (1.91%) Cisco Prime
7 5 (1.91%) EMC NetWorker
7 5 (1.91%) Grafana
7 5 (1.91%) Microsoft Clustering
7 5 (1.91%) Puppet
7 5 (1.91%) SCOM
8 4 (1.53%) NetBackup
8 4 (1.53%) Opsview
8 4 (1.53%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 4 (1.53%) Oracle RMAN
8 4 (1.53%) Salt
8 4 (1.53%) SCVMM
9 3 (1.15%) Oracle Flashback
Vendors
1 86 (32.82%) VMware
2 84 (32.06%) Cisco
3 67 (25.57%) Microsoft
4 40 (15.27%) F5
5 30 (11.45%) Citrix
6 29 (11.07%) CheckPoint
7 19 (7.25%) HP
7 19 (7.25%) Palo Alto
8 18 (6.87%) Dell
8 18 (6.87%) Juniper
9 16 (6.11%) SolarWinds
10 11 (4.20%) Fortinet
11 10 (3.82%) NetApp
12 9 (3.44%) Blue Coat
12 9 (3.44%) Red Hat
12 9 (3.44%) Remedy
13 8 (3.05%) EMC
13 8 (3.05%) Oracle
14 6 (2.29%) Sonus
15 5 (1.91%) ServiceNow