Period
to 22 January 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 22 January 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
22 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 64 83 96
Rank change year-on-year +19 +13 -48
Contract jobs citing Data Centre 367 482 399
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 3.16% 3.01% 2.43%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 10.73% 9.77% 7.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 222 344 242
South East median daily rate £425 £425 £425
10th Percentile £200 £300 £263
90th Percentile £586 £575 £588
England median daily rate £440 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -2.22% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 16 12
South East median hourly rate £47.83 £35.00 £20.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.66% +72.18% -3.20%
10th Percentile £20.77 £13.85 £17.00
90th Percentile £79.13 £50.00 £29.50
England median hourly rate £35.00 £21.76 £20.00
% change year-on-year +60.85% +8.80% -15.79%

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 3,421 4,933 4,992
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 29.41% 30.82% 30.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,964 2,928 2,902
South East median daily rate £425 £428 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.58% +6.88% -
10th Percentile £186 £240 £210
90th Percentile £600 £588 £575
England median daily rate £473 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -0.53% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 242 208 218
South East median hourly rate £31.00 £21.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.19% +7.50% +1.91%
10th Percentile £13.05 £12.00 £10.56
90th Percentile £73.13 £50.00 £47.50
England median hourly rate £23.63 £20.72 £20.66
% change year-on-year +14.02% +0.31% +3.28%

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 22 January 2020.

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 22 January 2020.

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 22 January 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 +15 151 £400 - 60
Hampshire +35 126 £438 +12.18% 31
Berkshire +7 114 £400 +3.23% 45
Surrey -7 42 £448 +1.70% 30
Buckinghamshire +13 31 £363 -6.45% 10
Kent +19 21 £413 +22.22% 7
West Sussex -11 16 £475 +15.15% 9
Oxfordshire +15 6 £257 -39.47% 5
East Sussex +13 5 £500 - 4
Middlesex - 1 £610 -
Sussex - 1 - -
Data Centre
England

For the 6 months to 22 January 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.

1 130 (35.42%) Cisco
2 99 (26.98%) Cisco Certification
3 95 (25.89%) VMware
4 87 (23.71%) Microsoft
5 85 (23.16%) Firewall
6 84 (22.89%) Security Cleared
7 75 (20.44%) Windows
7 75 (20.44%) WAN
8 71 (19.35%) VMware Infrastructure
9 70 (19.07%) LAN
10 68 (18.53%) ITIL
11 66 (17.98%) SC Cleared
12 56 (15.26%) Active Directory
13 54 (14.71%) CCNP
13 54 (14.71%) Azure
13 54 (14.71%) F5
14 53 (14.44%) DNS
15 47 (12.81%) CheckPoint
16 46 (12.53%) CCNA
16 46 (12.53%) Finance
16 46 (12.53%) Migration
17 44 (11.99%) BGP
17 44 (11.99%) VPN
18 42 (11.44%) Juniper
19 41 (11.17%) Palo Alto
20 39 (10.63%) MPLS
21 38 (10.35%) Telecoms
21 38 (10.35%) Citrix
22 37 (10.08%) Windows Server
22 37 (10.08%) Office 365

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 (5.45%) MS Exchange
2 11 (3.00%) Skype for Business
3 8 (2.18%) OpenStack
4 5 (1.36%) Apache
4 5 (1.36%) SharePoint
5 4 (1.09%) Confluence
6 3 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.54%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.54%) JBoss
7 2 (0.54%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.54%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.27%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.27%) IIS
Applications
1 19 (5.18%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (2.72%) Microsoft Project
3 9 (2.45%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (1.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (1.36%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.54%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.27%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.27%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.27%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 54 (14.71%) Azure
2 37 (10.08%) Office 365
3 28 (7.63%) AWS
4 17 (4.63%) IaaS
5 12 (3.27%) PaaS
6 10 (2.72%) Azure Active Directory
7 8 (2.18%) SaaS
8 3 (0.82%) Akamai
8 3 (0.82%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 3 (0.82%) GitHub
8 3 (0.82%) IBM Cloud
8 3 (0.82%) SoftLayer
9 2 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.27%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.27%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.27%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.27%) Cloudflare
10 1 (0.27%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.27%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 85 (23.16%) Firewall
2 75 (20.44%) WAN
3 70 (19.07%) LAN
4 53 (14.44%) DNS
5 44 (11.99%) BGP
5 44 (11.99%) VPN
6 39 (10.63%) MPLS
7 33 (8.99%) Network Security
8 28 (7.63%) DHCP
8 28 (7.63%) Wireless
9 27 (7.36%) Cisco Nexus
10 26 (7.08%) Cisco ASA
11 21 (5.72%) SAN
12 19 (5.18%) OSPF
13 18 (4.90%) Ethernet
13 18 (4.90%) Internet
13 18 (4.90%) IPsec
14 17 (4.63%) Wi-Fi
15 14 (3.81%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
16 13 (3.54%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (4.63%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.09%) SQL Server 2012
2 4 (1.09%) SQL Server 2014
2 4 (1.09%) SQL Server 2016
2 4 (1.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (0.54%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (0.54%) DB2
3 2 (0.54%) DTS
3 2 (0.54%) MongoDB
3 2 (0.54%) Oracle Exadata
3 2 (0.54%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (0.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (0.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.27%) Big Data
4 1 (0.27%) GIS
4 1 (0.27%) IBM InfoSphere
4 1 (0.27%) MySQL
4 1 (0.27%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.27%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (0.27%) QGIS
Development Applications
1 5 (1.36%) PowerBuilder
1 5 (1.36%) ProC
2 3 (0.82%) JIRA
3 2 (0.54%) CircleCI
3 2 (0.54%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.54%) Octopus Deploy
3 2 (0.54%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.27%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.27%) Maven
4 1 (0.27%) PowerDesigner
4 1 (0.27%) Subversion
General
1 46 (12.53%) Finance
2 38 (10.35%) Telecoms
3 9 (2.45%) Banking
4 8 (2.18%) Public Sector
5 7 (1.91%) Retail
6 3 (0.82%) Back Office
6 3 (0.82%) French Language
6 3 (0.82%) German Language
6 3 (0.82%) Local Government
6 3 (0.82%) Manufacturing
6 3 (0.82%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (0.82%) Spanish Language
7 2 (0.54%) Billing
8 1 (0.27%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.27%) Games
8 1 (0.27%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.27%) Law
8 1 (0.27%) Legal
8 1 (0.27%) Marketing
8 1 (0.27%) Military
Job Titles
1 86 (23.43%) Architect
2 81 (22.07%) Network Engineer
3 32 (8.72%) Consultant
4 29 (7.90%) Solutions Architect
5 27 (7.36%) Network Architect
6 26 (7.08%) Data Centre Engineer
7 22 (5.99%) Project Manager
8 20 (5.45%) Analyst
9 19 (5.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 16 (4.36%) Cloud Architect
11 15 (4.09%) Operations Engineer
12 13 (3.54%) Infrastructure Manager
12 13 (3.54%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
13 12 (3.27%) Support Engineer
14 11 (3.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
14 11 (3.00%) Technical Analyst
15 10 (2.72%) Infrastructure Consultant
16 9 (2.45%) Cloud Consultant
16 9 (2.45%) Network Operations Engineer
16 9 (2.45%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (5.18%) Web Services
2 5 (1.36%) 802.1X
2 5 (1.36%) Elastic Stack
3 4 (1.09%) Middleware
4 3 (0.82%) Kafka
5 2 (0.54%) J2EE
6 1 (0.27%) CSS
6 1 (0.27%) EDI
6 1 (0.27%) LDAP
6 1 (0.27%) Memcached
6 1 (0.27%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 31 (8.45%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (6.54%) Private Cloud
3 22 (5.99%) Public Cloud
4 20 (5.45%) Hybrid Cloud
5 18 (4.90%) Self-Motivation
6 16 (4.36%) Clustering
7 10 (2.72%) Smart Meter
8 8 (2.18%) Management Information System
8 8 (2.18%) Replication
9 7 (1.91%) PMI
9 7 (1.91%) VxBlock/Vblock
10 6 (1.63%) Driving Licence
10 6 (1.63%) Fibre Optics
11 4 (1.09%) CMDB
11 4 (1.09%) EMC VNX
11 4 (1.09%) iPad
12 3 (0.82%) Blackberry
12 3 (0.82%) EMC VMAX
12 3 (0.82%) Video Conferencing
12 3 (0.82%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 75 (20.44%) Windows
2 37 (10.08%) Windows Server
3 24 (6.54%) Linux
4 20 (5.45%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (4.90%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (3.54%) Unix
7 7 (1.91%) Windows 7
8 6 (1.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (1.63%) Windows 10
9 5 (1.36%) OpenVMS
10 4 (1.09%) Android
10 4 (1.09%) Mac OS
10 4 (1.09%) Windows XP
11 3 (0.82%) Apple iOS
11 3 (0.82%) CentOS
12 2 (0.54%) Windows 2000 Server
12 2 (0.54%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.27%) AIX
13 1 (0.27%) Debian
13 1 (0.27%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (18.53%) ITIL
2 46 (12.53%) Migration
3 31 (8.45%) Agile Software Development
4 28 (7.63%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 27 (7.36%) Problem-Solving
6 25 (6.81%) Project Management
7 21 (5.72%) Network Design
8 20 (5.45%) Configuration Management
8 20 (5.45%) Presales
9 19 (5.18%) DevOps
9 19 (5.18%) Enterprise Architecture
10 18 (4.90%) PRINCE2
11 17 (4.63%) Cybersecurity
12 16 (4.36%) Change Management
12 16 (4.36%) Network Architecture
12 16 (4.36%) SIEM
12 16 (4.36%) Stakeholder Management
12 16 (4.36%) Technical Architecture
12 16 (4.36%) Time Management
12 16 (4.36%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 31 (8.45%) SQL
2 11 (3.00%) PowerShell
3 8 (2.18%) C
4 7 (1.91%) Python
5 5 (1.36%) C++
5 5 (1.36%) Fortran
5 5 (1.36%) Java
5 5 (1.36%) PL/SQL
5 5 (1.36%) VC++
6 2 (0.54%) Bash Shell
6 2 (0.54%) Perl
6 2 (0.54%) Ruby
6 2 (0.54%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.27%) AWK
7 1 (0.27%) Korn
Qualifications
1 99 (26.98%) Cisco Certification
2 84 (22.89%) Security Cleared
3 66 (17.98%) SC Cleared
4 54 (14.71%) CCNP
5 46 (12.53%) CCNA
6 30 (8.17%) CCIE
7 25 (6.81%) DV Cleared
8 21 (5.72%) Degree
9 13 (3.54%) Microsoft Certification
10 9 (2.45%) MCSE
11 8 (2.18%) CBAP
11 8 (2.18%) IIBA
11 8 (2.18%) PMI Certification
12 6 (1.63%) CCDP
13 5 (1.36%) BPSS Clearance
13 5 (1.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 4 (1.09%) CCDA
14 4 (1.09%) Citrix Certification
14 4 (1.09%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 3 (0.82%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (5.18%) SLA
2 12 (3.27%) COBIT
3 7 (1.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (1.63%) QA
5 4 (1.09%) NCSC
5 4 (1.09%) PMO
6 3 (0.82%) GDPR
6 3 (0.82%) NIST
6 3 (0.82%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.54%) GxP
8 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 71 (19.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 56 (15.26%) Active Directory
3 23 (6.27%) Hyper-V
4 19 (5.18%) vSphere
5 13 (3.54%) VMware NSX
6 11 (3.00%) Docker
7 9 (2.45%) vCloud
7 9 (2.45%) Virtual Machines
8 5 (1.36%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 4 (1.09%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (0.82%) Firmware
10 3 (0.82%) XenApp
11 2 (0.54%) Oracle RAC
12 1 (0.27%) Corosync
12 1 (0.27%) Postfix
12 1 (0.27%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 22 (5.99%) SCCM
2 11 (3.00%) vCenter Server
3 10 (2.72%) Ansible
3 10 (2.72%) FortiGate
4 9 (2.45%) Kubernetes
5 7 (1.91%) vRealize
6 6 (1.63%) NetBackup
6 6 (1.63%) Puppet
6 6 (1.63%) SCOM
6 6 (1.63%) SCVMM
7 5 (1.36%) Microsoft Clustering
7 5 (1.36%) RSA Archer
7 5 (1.36%) Single Sign-On
7 5 (1.36%) Terraform
7 5 (1.36%) vRealize Orchestrator
8 4 (1.09%) EMC NetWorker
8 4 (1.09%) Opsview
8 4 (1.09%) QRadar
9 3 (0.82%) Cisco Prime
9 3 (0.82%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 130 (35.42%) Cisco
2 95 (25.89%) VMware
3 87 (23.71%) Microsoft
4 54 (14.71%) F5
5 47 (12.81%) CheckPoint
6 42 (11.44%) Juniper
7 41 (11.17%) Palo Alto
8 38 (10.35%) Citrix
9 24 (6.54%) Fortinet
10 20 (5.45%) Dell
10 20 (5.45%) HP
11 18 (4.90%) McAfee
12 16 (4.36%) Blue Coat
13 11 (3.00%) Remedy
13 11 (3.00%) SolarWinds
14 10 (2.72%) EMC
14 10 (2.72%) Red Hat
14 10 (2.72%) ServiceNow
15 9 (2.45%) NetApp
15 9 (2.45%) Oracle