Period
to 20 May 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 20 May 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
20 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 85 63 42
Rank change year-on-year -22 -21 +18
Contract jobs citing Data Centre 446 524 792
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.67% 3.40% 4.39%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 8.41% 10.79% 13.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 285 340 512
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £264 £285 £256
90th Percentile £613 £551 £575
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 14 54
South East median hourly rate £30.00 £12.00 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +150.00% -71.43% +154.55%
10th Percentile £16.83 £12.00 £21.00
90th Percentile £47.83 £21.00 £53.51
England median hourly rate £22.00 £17.38 £28.00
% change year-on-year +26.62% -37.95% +49.33%

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 5,301 4,857 5,799
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 31.74% 31.55% 32.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,017 2,764 3,534
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +1.91% +4.67%
10th Percentile £225 £220 £232
90th Percentile £578 £556 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 264 251 299
South East median hourly rate £30.00 £16.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +81.82% -28.26% +39.39%
10th Percentile £10.50 £11.33 £11.96
90th Percentile £58.38 £46.00 £53.75
England median hourly rate £22.21 £19.95 £21.00
% change year-on-year +11.34% -5.01% +20.00%

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 20 May 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 20 May 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 20 May 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 -16 199 £450 +13.92% 46
Berkshire +2 123 £425 +0.59% 36
Hampshire -16 117 £425 -5.56% 24
Surrey -20 91 £500 +25.00% 16
Buckinghamshire -24 46 £425 +24.45% 6
Oxfordshire -10 30 £455 -4.32% 4
Kent +26 19 £366 -6.09% 4
West Sussex -23 12 £525 +31.25% 6
Middlesex -14 4 £350 +3.70% 1
East Sussex -3 2 £456 +30.36% 6
Sussex -1 1 £665 +47.78%
Data Centre
England

For the 6 months to 20 May 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.

1 114 (25.56%) Windows
2 113 (25.34%) Cisco
3 111 (24.89%) Migration
4 100 (22.42%) Firewall
5 98 (21.97%) VMware
6 95 (21.30%) Security Cleared
7 84 (18.83%) Linux
8 81 (18.16%) LAN
9 76 (17.04%) WAN
9 76 (17.04%) SC Cleared
10 71 (15.92%) ITIL
11 69 (15.47%) VMware Infrastructure
12 68 (15.25%) Project Management
13 65 (14.57%) Microsoft
13 65 (14.57%) Cisco Certification
14 57 (12.78%) Microsoft Azure
15 54 (12.11%) Finance
16 52 (11.66%) Active Directory
17 49 (10.99%) DNS
18 48 (10.76%) CCNP
19 43 (9.64%) Windows Server
20 42 (9.42%) Amazon AWS
21 41 (9.19%) Degree
22 39 (8.74%) SAN
22 39 (8.74%) Unix
22 39 (8.74%) DevOps
23 38 (8.52%) Network Security
24 37 (8.30%) Agile Software Development
24 37 (8.30%) PRINCE2
24 37 (8.30%) Stakeholder 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 14 (3.14%) IIS
2 9 (2.02%) Skype for Business
3 8 (1.79%) Apache
3 8 (1.79%) SharePoint
4 4 (0.90%) MS Exchange
5 3 (0.67%) CMS
5 3 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (0.67%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.45%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (0.45%) JBoss
6 2 (0.45%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.22%) ColdFusion
7 1 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.22%) NetWeaver
7 1 (0.22%) nginx
7 1 (0.22%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.22%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.22%) WebSphere
Applications
1 25 (5.61%) Microsoft Excel
1 25 (5.61%) Microsoft Office
2 24 (5.38%) MS Visio
3 10 (2.24%) Microsoft Project
4 6 (1.35%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (1.79%) Oracle Payables
2 4 (0.90%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (0.90%) Oracle Receivables
3 2 (0.45%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.22%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
4 1 (0.22%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.22%) SAP Hybris
4 1 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 57 (12.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 42 (9.42%) Amazon AWS
3 23 (5.16%) Office 365
4 14 (3.14%) IaaS
5 13 (2.91%) PaaS
6 6 (1.35%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (1.12%) SaaS
8 4 (0.90%) GitHub
9 3 (0.67%) AWS CloudFormation
9 3 (0.67%) OpenShift
10 2 (0.45%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.22%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.22%) Azure Data Factory
11 1 (0.22%) G Suite
11 1 (0.22%) Google Analytics
11 1 (0.22%) Mimecast
11 1 (0.22%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 100 (22.42%) Firewall
2 81 (18.16%) LAN
3 76 (17.04%) WAN
4 49 (10.99%) DNS
5 39 (8.74%) SAN
6 38 (8.52%) Network Security
7 31 (6.95%) VPN
8 30 (6.73%) Wireless
9 29 (6.50%) Cisco ASA
10 27 (6.05%) DHCP
11 25 (5.61%) BGP
12 24 (5.38%) TCP/IP
13 22 (4.93%) OSPF
14 20 (4.48%) MPLS
15 17 (3.81%) Wi-Fi
16 16 (3.59%) Cisco Nexus
16 16 (3.59%) IPsec
17 15 (3.36%) VLAN
18 14 (3.14%) SSL
19 12 (2.69%) DAB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (2.47%) SQL Server
2 8 (1.79%) Hadoop
3 7 (1.57%) MySQL
3 7 (1.57%) Power BI
4 5 (1.12%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (1.12%) DB2
5 4 (0.90%) Oracle Database
5 4 (0.90%) QlikView
6 3 (0.67%) Big Data
6 3 (0.67%) GIS
7 2 (0.45%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.45%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.45%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.45%) SQL Server 2016
8 1 (0.22%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.22%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.22%) OLTP
8 1 (0.22%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.22%) Redis
8 1 (0.22%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (2.02%) Jenkins
2 7 (1.57%) Git (software)
3 4 (0.90%) JIRA
3 4 (0.90%) Vagrant
4 3 (0.67%) RSpec
5 2 (0.45%) Artifactory
5 2 (0.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.22%) GoCD
6 1 (0.22%) Maven
6 1 (0.22%) SonarQube
6 1 (0.22%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 54 (12.11%) Finance
2 37 (8.30%) Telecoms
3 21 (4.71%) Digital Economy
4 14 (3.14%) Banking
5 11 (2.47%) German Language
5 11 (2.47%) Retail
6 8 (1.79%) French Language
6 8 (1.79%) Mandarin Language
7 7 (1.57%) Back Office
7 7 (1.57%) Games
8 5 (1.12%) Billing
8 5 (1.12%) Legal
8 5 (1.12%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.90%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.67%) Swedish Language
11 2 (0.45%) Publishing
11 2 (0.45%) Spanish Language
12 1 (0.22%) Dutch Language
12 1 (0.22%) Law
12 1 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 80 (17.94%) Architect
2 62 (13.90%) Project Manager
3 47 (10.54%) Network Engineer
4 45 (10.09%) Analyst
5 33 (7.40%) Data Centre Engineer
6 32 (7.17%) Infrastructure Manager
7 27 (6.05%) Consultant
8 23 (5.16%) Network Architect
9 22 (4.93%) Infrastructure Project Manager
10 19 (4.26%) Data Centre Manager
11 18 (4.04%) Cloud Architect
11 18 (4.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 17 (3.81%) Support Engineer
13 14 (3.14%) Data Centre Project Manager
13 14 (3.14%) Infrastructure Architect
13 14 (3.14%) Solutions Architect
14 13 (2.91%) Project Engineer
15 12 (2.69%) 2nd Line Engineer
15 12 (2.69%) AWS Engineer
15 12 (2.69%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (2.47%) LDAP
2 8 (1.79%) Middleware
3 6 (1.35%) SOAP
3 6 (1.35%) Web Services
4 3 (0.67%) .NET
4 3 (0.67%) SAML
5 2 (0.45%) JAAS
5 2 (0.45%) OAuth
5 2 (0.45%) OpenID
5 2 (0.45%) REST
5 2 (0.45%) Spring Boot
5 2 (0.45%) Web Services Management
5 2 (0.45%) XACML
6 1 (0.22%) 802.1X
6 1 (0.22%) Hibernate
6 1 (0.22%) J2EE
6 1 (0.22%) LAMP
6 1 (0.22%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (0.22%) Spring
6 1 (0.22%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 27 (6.05%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (5.61%) Computer Science
3 15 (3.36%) Management Information System
4 14 (3.14%) PMI
5 13 (2.91%) Clustering
5 13 (2.91%) Private Cloud
5 13 (2.91%) Self-Motivation
6 11 (2.47%) CMDB
7 10 (2.24%) Driving Licence
8 8 (1.79%) Public Cloud
9 7 (1.57%) Virtual Team
10 6 (1.35%) Enterprise Storage
10 6 (1.35%) Mainframe
11 5 (1.12%) DataPower
11 5 (1.12%) Replication
12 4 (0.90%) VxBlock/Vblock
13 3 (0.67%) EMC VMAX
13 3 (0.67%) EMC VNX
13 3 (0.67%) PKI
13 3 (0.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 114 (25.56%) Windows
2 84 (18.83%) Linux
3 43 (9.64%) Windows Server
4 39 (8.74%) Unix
5 28 (6.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 25 (5.61%) Solaris
7 21 (4.71%) AIX
8 15 (3.36%) Windows Server 2008
9 14 (3.14%) Windows 10
10 13 (2.91%) Windows Server 2012
11 12 (2.69%) Windows 7
11 12 (2.69%) Windows Server 2003
12 7 (1.57%) Debian
13 4 (0.90%) Apple iOS
13 4 (0.90%) HPUX
13 4 (0.90%) Oracle Linux
14 2 (0.45%) CentOS
14 2 (0.45%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.45%) Mesosphere
15 1 (0.22%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (24.89%) Migration
2 71 (15.92%) ITIL
3 68 (15.25%) Project Management
4 39 (8.74%) DevOps
5 37 (8.30%) Agile Software Development
5 37 (8.30%) PRINCE2
5 37 (8.30%) Stakeholder Management
6 35 (7.85%) Change Management
6 35 (7.85%) Disaster Recovery
7 32 (7.17%) Load Balancing
7 32 (7.17%) Service Delivery
8 28 (6.28%) Problem-Solving
9 27 (6.05%) Network Design
10 25 (5.61%) Project Planning
11 22 (4.93%) Decision-Making
12 21 (4.71%) Configuration Management
12 21 (4.71%) Data Centre Operations
13 20 (4.48%) Service Management
14 19 (4.26%) Customer Requirements
14 19 (4.26%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 16 (3.59%) SQL
2 14 (3.14%) Python
3 13 (2.91%) C
3 13 (2.91%) Java
3 13 (2.91%) PowerShell
4 8 (1.79%) Perl
5 5 (1.12%) PHP
6 4 (0.90%) Ruby
7 3 (0.67%) Groovy
8 2 (0.45%) C#
9 1 (0.22%) AWK
9 1 (0.22%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.22%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.22%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.22%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 95 (21.30%) Security Cleared
2 76 (17.04%) SC Cleared
3 65 (14.57%) Cisco Certification
4 48 (10.76%) CCNP
5 41 (9.19%) Degree
6 29 (6.50%) DV Cleared
7 27 (6.05%) CCNA
8 18 (4.04%) PMP
9 17 (3.81%) PMI Certification
10 16 (3.59%) CCDP
11 14 (3.14%) Microsoft Certification
12 13 (2.91%) JNCIS
12 13 (2.91%) MCSE
13 10 (2.24%) CISSP
14 8 (1.79%) CISM
15 7 (1.57%) CCIE
16 6 (1.35%) MCSA
17 5 (1.12%) BPSS Clearance
17 5 (1.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 4 (0.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (7.17%) SLA
2 19 (4.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 6 (1.35%) PMO
4 5 (1.12%) PCI DSS
4 5 (1.12%) QA
5 4 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.67%) GDPR
7 2 (0.45%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.22%) GAMP
8 1 (0.22%) HMG Infosec
8 1 (0.22%) ISAE 3402
8 1 (0.22%) ISO 22301
8 1 (0.22%) ISO 31000
8 1 (0.22%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 1 (0.22%) PMBOK
System Software
1 69 (15.47%) VMware Infrastructure
2 52 (11.66%) Active Directory
3 16 (3.59%) Hyper-V
3 16 (3.59%) VMware NSX
4 14 (3.14%) Virtual Servers
4 14 (3.14%) vSphere
5 12 (2.69%) Docker
6 10 (2.24%) VMware ESXi
7 9 (2.02%) vCloud
8 8 (1.79%) Virtual Machines
9 5 (1.12%) StorNext
10 4 (0.90%) Firmware
10 4 (0.90%) Xen
11 3 (0.67%) Virtual Desktop
11 3 (0.67%) XenApp
12 2 (0.45%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 1 (0.22%) BitLocker
13 1 (0.22%) GPFS
13 1 (0.22%) KVM
13 1 (0.22%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 21 (4.71%) SCCM
2 14 (3.14%) Terraform
3 12 (2.69%) Ansible
3 12 (2.69%) vCenter Server
4 11 (2.47%) Puppet
5 10 (2.24%) FortiGate
5 10 (2.24%) NetBackup
6 8 (1.79%) EMC NetWorker
6 8 (1.79%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 6 (1.35%) AirWatch
7 6 (1.35%) Nessus
7 6 (1.35%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 5 (1.12%) Cisco CUCM
8 5 (1.12%) SCOM
9 4 (0.90%) HP Data Protector
9 4 (0.90%) Kubernetes
9 4 (0.90%) Microsoft Intune
9 4 (0.90%) Opscode Chef
9 4 (0.90%) Packer
10 3 (0.67%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 113 (25.34%) Cisco
2 98 (21.97%) VMware
3 65 (14.57%) Microsoft
4 36 (8.07%) Oracle
5 34 (7.62%) Juniper
6 31 (6.95%) EMC
7 29 (6.50%) HP
8 27 (6.05%) F5
8 27 (6.05%) IBM
9 23 (5.16%) Brocade
10 17 (3.81%) Palo Alto
11 16 (3.59%) Dell
11 16 (3.59%) Red Hat
12 14 (3.14%) CheckPoint
12 14 (3.14%) Citrix
13 10 (2.24%) Huawei
13 10 (2.24%) ServiceNow
13 10 (2.24%) SolarWinds
14 9 (2.02%) McAfee
14 9 (2.02%) NetApp