Period
to 14 September 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 14 September 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
14 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 63 89 73
Rank change year-on-year +26 -16 -26
Contract jobs citing Data Centre 465 465 498
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 3.22% 2.81% 3.04%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 10.74% 9.00% 10.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 297 328 324
South East median daily rate £425 £439 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.13% +3.24% -
10th Percentile £275 £275 £313
90th Percentile £610 £594 £550
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 17 22
South East median hourly rate £77.50 £42.42 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +82.70% +149.53% -28.42%
10th Percentile £22.30 £10.50 £12.00
90th Percentile £86.15 £47.83 £25.00
England median hourly rate £19.03 £29.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year -35.49% +84.38% -32.63%

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 4,329 5,164 4,785
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 29.97% 31.21% 29.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,533 3,000 2,706
South East median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £251 £256 £219
90th Percentile £606 £588 £563
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 228 239 235
South East median hourly rate £31.42 £22.00 £19.30
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.83% +14.02% -15.19%
10th Percentile £12.00 £10.70 £11.25
90th Percentile £78.75 £51.25 £47.50
England median hourly rate £21.50 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +2.38% +5.00% -

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 14 September 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 14 September 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 14 September 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 +7 199 £431 +1.17% 52
Berkshire +8 140 £450 +5.88% 35
Hampshire +17 118 £400 -7.51% 31
Surrey +12 65 £422 -7.25% 13
Buckinghamshire -2 44 £412 -3.06% 10
West Sussex +28 40 £513 +2.50% 17
Kent +18 20 £413 +12.63% 10
Oxfordshire +9 15 £438 -3.74% 7
Middlesex +11 7 £610 +43.53% 2
East Sussex -5 7 £638 +24.39% 7
Data Centre
England

For the 6 months to 14 September 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.

1 135 (29.03%) Cisco
2 109 (23.44%) Microsoft
3 105 (22.58%) Cisco Certification
4 97 (20.86%) Migration
4 97 (20.86%) Security Cleared
5 93 (20.00%) Firewall
6 86 (18.49%) VMware
7 80 (17.20%) Azure
8 79 (16.99%) WAN
9 76 (16.34%) VMware Infrastructure
10 73 (15.70%) LAN
11 72 (15.48%) ITIL
12 70 (15.05%) Windows
13 66 (14.19%) SC Cleared
14 65 (13.98%) Telecoms
14 65 (13.98%) CCNP
15 51 (10.97%) CCNA
16 49 (10.54%) DNS
17 48 (10.32%) Agile Software Development
18 47 (10.11%) Juniper
18 47 (10.11%) BGP
18 47 (10.11%) F5
19 46 (9.89%) Office 365
19 46 (9.89%) Project Management
19 46 (9.89%) Finance
19 46 (9.89%) Network Security
20 45 (9.68%) Public Cloud
21 44 (9.46%) Degree
22 41 (8.82%) Active Directory
22 41 (8.82%) Linux

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 20 (4.30%) Skype for Business
2 13 (2.80%) Apache
3 10 (2.15%) JBoss
4 9 (1.94%) MS Exchange
5 7 (1.51%) SharePoint
5 7 (1.51%) Tomcat
6 5 (1.08%) WebLogic
7 4 (0.86%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (0.65%) Commerce Server
8 3 (0.65%) MS Project Server
8 3 (0.65%) WebSphere
8 3 (0.65%) WebSphere Application Server
9 2 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (0.43%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.22%) Apache Pig
10 1 (0.22%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.22%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.22%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 37 (7.96%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (2.80%) Microsoft Project
3 10 (2.15%) Microsoft Excel
4 7 (1.51%) MS Visio
5 5 (1.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (1.08%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.22%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.22%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 80 (17.20%) Azure
2 46 (9.89%) Office 365
3 37 (7.96%) AWS
4 30 (6.45%) IaaS
5 19 (4.09%) SaaS
6 17 (3.66%) PaaS
7 11 (2.37%) AWS CloudFormation
7 11 (2.37%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 9 (1.94%) GCP
9 6 (1.29%) Azure Active Directory
10 5 (1.08%) Dynamics 365
11 4 (0.86%) Google Analytics
11 4 (0.86%) OpenShift
12 3 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
12 3 (0.65%) IBM Cloud
12 3 (0.65%) SoftLayer
13 2 (0.43%) Amazon S3
13 2 (0.43%) GitHub
13 2 (0.43%) Power Platform
14 1 (0.22%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 93 (20.00%) Firewall
2 79 (16.99%) WAN
3 73 (15.70%) LAN
4 49 (10.54%) DNS
5 47 (10.11%) BGP
6 46 (9.89%) Network Security
7 34 (7.31%) Cisco ASA
7 34 (7.31%) MPLS
8 33 (7.10%) VPN
9 30 (6.45%) Cisco Nexus
10 27 (5.81%) Skype
11 26 (5.59%) OSPF
12 24 (5.16%) SAN
13 21 (4.52%) Internet
14 20 (4.30%) TCP/IP
15 19 (4.09%) DHCP
16 16 (3.44%) Ethernet
17 15 (3.23%) IPsec
17 15 (3.23%) Software-Defined Networking
17 15 (3.23%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (4.30%) SQL Server
2 9 (1.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (1.72%) DTS
3 8 (1.72%) SQL Server 2012
3 8 (1.72%) SQL Server 2014
3 8 (1.72%) SQL Server 2016
3 8 (1.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 8 (1.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (1.29%) Hadoop
5 5 (1.08%) Azure SQL Database
5 5 (1.08%) Data Lake
6 3 (0.65%) DB2
6 3 (0.65%) MySQL
7 2 (0.43%) BigQuery
7 2 (0.43%) MS Access
7 2 (0.43%) Oracle Exadata
7 2 (0.43%) Power BI
8 1 (0.22%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.22%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.22%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (1.94%) JIRA
2 8 (1.72%) Jenkins
3 4 (0.86%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.65%) Artifactory
5 2 (0.43%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.22%) CircleCI
6 1 (0.22%) Subversion
General
1 65 (13.98%) Telecoms
2 46 (9.89%) Finance
3 10 (2.15%) Back Office
4 8 (1.72%) Banking
4 8 (1.72%) Public Sector
4 8 (1.72%) Retail
5 3 (0.65%) French Language
5 3 (0.65%) German Language
5 3 (0.65%) Legal
5 3 (0.65%) Manufacturing
5 3 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (0.65%) Spanish Language
6 2 (0.43%) Advertising
6 2 (0.43%) Billing
6 2 (0.43%) Marketing
7 1 (0.22%) Electronics
7 1 (0.22%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.22%) Games
7 1 (0.22%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.22%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 125 (26.88%) Architect
2 69 (14.84%) Network Engineer
3 47 (10.11%) Project Manager
4 32 (6.88%) Network Architect
5 30 (6.45%) Consultant
6 25 (5.38%) Cloud Architect
7 23 (4.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 22 (4.73%) Infrastructure Manager
8 22 (4.73%) Solutions Architect
9 19 (4.09%) Infrastructure Project Manager
10 18 (3.87%) Analyst
11 17 (3.66%) Data Centre Manager
12 14 (3.01%) Azure Architect
12 14 (3.01%) Lead Architect
13 13 (2.80%) Infrastructure Architect
13 13 (2.80%) Security Architect
14 12 (2.58%) IT Manager
14 12 (2.58%) Office 365 Architect
15 10 (2.15%) IT Project Manager
15 10 (2.15%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (3.23%) Web Services
2 13 (2.80%) Middleware
3 11 (2.37%) Node.js
4 5 (1.08%) 802.1X
4 5 (1.08%) J2EE
5 4 (0.86%) Elastic Stack
6 1 (0.22%) .NET
6 1 (0.22%) EDI
6 1 (0.22%) Kafka
6 1 (0.22%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 45 (9.68%) Public Cloud
2 24 (5.16%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (4.09%) Private Cloud
4 17 (3.66%) Clustering
5 16 (3.44%) Hybrid Cloud
6 14 (3.01%) Virtual Team
7 12 (2.58%) Enterprise Software
7 12 (2.58%) Replication
8 11 (2.37%) Cloud Native
9 8 (1.72%) Driving Licence
9 8 (1.72%) Management Information System
9 8 (1.72%) Reinsurance
10 7 (1.51%) Self-Motivation
11 6 (1.29%) N-Tier
11 6 (1.29%) PMI
12 5 (1.08%) Smart Meter
13 4 (0.86%) Fibre Optics
13 4 (0.86%) VxBlock/Vblock
14 3 (0.65%) HP Storage
14 3 (0.65%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 70 (15.05%) Windows
2 41 (8.82%) Linux
3 33 (7.10%) Windows Server
4 27 (5.81%) Unix
5 12 (2.58%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (2.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (1.94%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (1.08%) AIX
9 4 (0.86%) Windows 10
9 4 (0.86%) Windows 7
9 4 (0.86%) Windows XP
10 3 (0.65%) CentOS
10 3 (0.65%) SUSE
11 2 (0.43%) Android
11 2 (0.43%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.43%) Solaris
11 2 (0.43%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.43%) Windows 2000 Server
11 2 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.22%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (20.86%) Migration
2 72 (15.48%) ITIL
3 48 (10.32%) Agile Software Development
4 46 (9.89%) Project Management
5 37 (7.96%) Disaster Recovery
6 36 (7.74%) DevOps
7 35 (7.53%) PRINCE2
8 34 (7.31%) Enterprise Architecture
9 33 (7.10%) Computer Science
9 33 (7.10%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 31 (6.67%) Project Delivery
11 29 (6.24%) Load Balancing
12 27 (5.81%) Architecture Roadmap
13 26 (5.59%) Network Architecture
13 26 (5.59%) Stakeholder Management
13 26 (5.59%) Strategic Roadmap
14 24 (5.16%) Network Design
15 23 (4.95%) Technical Architecture
16 21 (4.52%) TOGAF
16 21 (4.52%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 31 (6.67%) SQL
2 17 (3.66%) Bash Shell
2 17 (3.66%) Python
3 11 (2.37%) Java
4 10 (2.15%) PowerShell
5 8 (1.72%) Perl
5 8 (1.72%) T-SQL
6 5 (1.08%) Korn
7 3 (0.65%) Ruby
8 2 (0.43%) C
9 1 (0.22%) ActionScript
9 1 (0.22%) AWK
9 1 (0.22%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.22%) Lingo
9 1 (0.22%) PHP
9 1 (0.22%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 105 (22.58%) Cisco Certification
2 97 (20.86%) Security Cleared
3 66 (14.19%) SC Cleared
4 65 (13.98%) CCNP
5 51 (10.97%) CCNA
6 44 (9.46%) Degree
7 33 (7.10%) CCIE
8 26 (5.59%) DV Cleared
9 20 (4.30%) Microsoft Certification
10 14 (3.01%) Computer Science Degree
10 14 (3.01%) MCSE
11 10 (2.15%) CCDP
11 10 (2.15%) PMI Certification
12 9 (1.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 8 (1.72%) CCDA
13 8 (1.72%) PMP
13 8 (1.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 7 (1.51%) CISSP
14 7 (1.51%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 6 (1.29%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (3.66%) COBIT
2 14 (3.01%) SLA
3 12 (2.58%) PCI DSS
4 11 (2.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 9 (1.94%) GDPR
5 9 (1.94%) PMO
6 6 (1.29%) NIST
6 6 (1.29%) QA
7 5 (1.08%) NCSC
8 3 (0.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.43%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.22%) GxP
10 1 (0.22%) HAZOP
10 1 (0.22%) ISO 22301
10 1 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.22%) NEBOSH
System Software
1 76 (16.34%) VMware Infrastructure
2 41 (8.82%) Active Directory
3 26 (5.59%) Hyper-V
4 17 (3.66%) Virtual Machines
5 15 (3.23%) vSphere
6 9 (1.94%) vCloud
7 8 (1.72%) VMware NSX
8 5 (1.08%) Docker
8 5 (1.08%) Firmware
9 4 (0.86%) Virtual Servers
9 4 (0.86%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (0.86%) XenApp
10 3 (0.65%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 3 (0.65%) NFS
10 3 (0.65%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.43%) Oracle RAC
12 1 (0.22%) BIND 9
12 1 (0.22%) KVM
12 1 (0.22%) Postfix
12 1 (0.22%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 20 (4.30%) Ansible
2 17 (3.66%) SCCM
3 14 (3.01%) Terraform
4 12 (2.58%) SCVMM
5 11 (2.37%) Puppet
5 11 (2.37%) SCOM
6 10 (2.15%) NetBackup
6 10 (2.15%) Single Sign-On
6 10 (2.15%) vCenter Server
7 6 (1.29%) Kubernetes
8 5 (1.08%) Failover Clustering
8 5 (1.08%) Opscode Chef
8 5 (1.08%) QRadar
8 5 (1.08%) Red Hat Satellite
9 4 (0.86%) PaperCut
9 4 (0.86%) RSA Archer
9 4 (0.86%) SolarWinds Orion
9 4 (0.86%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 3 (0.65%) Backup Exec
10 3 (0.65%) Nessus
Vendors
1 135 (29.03%) Cisco
2 109 (23.44%) Microsoft
3 86 (18.49%) VMware
4 47 (10.11%) F5
4 47 (10.11%) Juniper
5 37 (7.96%) CheckPoint
6 27 (5.81%) HP
7 26 (5.59%) Palo Alto
8 23 (4.95%) Citrix
8 23 (4.95%) Dell
9 22 (4.73%) McAfee
10 21 (4.52%) Fortinet
11 18 (3.87%) Red Hat
12 14 (3.01%) EMC
13 12 (2.58%) Google
14 11 (2.37%) Oracle
15 9 (1.94%) SolarWinds
16 8 (1.72%) Brocade
16 8 (1.72%) Riverbed
16 8 (1.72%) Veeam