Period
to 30 October 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 30 October 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
30 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 50 63 79
Rank change year-on-year +13 +16 +4
Contract jobs citing Data Centre 133 456 490
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 3.67% 3.31% 2.96%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 12.20% 10.94% 9.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 307 356
Median daily rate £445 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.71% - -
10th Percentile £200 £262 £291
90th Percentile £650 £600 £569
England median daily rate £465 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +3.33% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 30 13
Median hourly rate £27.67 £77.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -64.30% +121.43% +94.44%
10th Percentile £12.50 £38.24 £10.90
90th Percentile £54.00 £85.48 £47.61
England median hourly rate £40.00 £36.75 £21.76
% change year-on-year +8.84% +68.89% +36.00%

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 1,090 4,167 5,141
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 30.04% 30.22% 31.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 618 2,420 3,060
Median daily rate £425 £432 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.51% +1.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £187 £223 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
England median daily rate £480 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +1.05% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 265 215
Median hourly rate £24.30 £31.50 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.86% +31.25% +24.38%
10th Percentile £10.25 £12.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £57.50 £79.50 £50.00
Median hourly rate £34.00 £21.56 £20.25
% change year-on-year +57.70% +6.50% +2.07%

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 30 October 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 30 October 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 30 October 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
Hampshire +25 66 £423 -0.59% 9
Thames Valley +10 37 £413 -0.84% 22
Berkshire +4 26 £413 -2.94% 12
Surrey +48 14 £164 -63.67% 9
West Sussex +20 12 £625 +31.58% 2
Buckinghamshire +22 10 £450 +12.50% 3
Oxfordshire +36 1 £290 - 7
Kent +13 1 £201 -51.39% 8
Data Centre
England

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 43 (32.33%) VMware
2 42 (31.58%) Security Cleared
3 40 (30.08%) Microsoft
4 38 (28.57%) Windows
5 37 (27.82%) Cisco
6 33 (24.81%) Migration
7 30 (22.56%) VMware Infrastructure
8 29 (21.80%) SC Cleared
8 29 (21.80%) ITIL
9 27 (20.30%) Active Directory
10 26 (19.55%) DevOps
11 23 (17.29%) Firewall
12 22 (16.54%) Linux
13 20 (15.04%) Agile Software Development
13 20 (15.04%) VMware NSX
14 19 (14.29%) Oracle
14 19 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
14 19 (14.29%) vSphere
15 18 (13.53%) DNS
16 16 (12.03%) Disaster Recovery
16 16 (12.03%) AWS
17 15 (11.28%) vRealize
17 15 (11.28%) Telecoms
17 15 (11.28%) PKI
17 15 (11.28%) DHCP
18 14 (10.53%) SQL Server
18 14 (10.53%) Project Delivery
19 13 (9.77%) Problem-Solving
19 13 (9.77%) Stakeholder Management
20 12 (9.02%) SQL

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 8 (6.02%) Skype for Business
2 7 (5.26%) Confluence
3 5 (3.76%) SharePoint
4 4 (3.01%) Apache
4 4 (3.01%) JBoss
5 3 (2.26%) MS Exchange
5 3 (2.26%) nginx
6 2 (1.50%) IIS
7 1 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.75%) GlassFish
7 1 (0.75%) MS Project Server
7 1 (0.75%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.75%) WildFly
Applications
1 4 (3.01%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.50%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 7 (5.26%) Payment Gateway
2 3 (2.26%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (1.50%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 16 (12.03%) AWS
2 12 (9.02%) IaaS
3 11 (8.27%) Azure
3 11 (8.27%) Office 365
4 5 (3.76%) GCP
5 1 (0.75%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.75%) Azure Stack
5 1 (0.75%) CloudFront
5 1 (0.75%) Datadog
5 1 (0.75%) GitHub
5 1 (0.75%) OpenShift
5 1 (0.75%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (17.29%) Firewall
2 18 (13.53%) DNS
3 15 (11.28%) DHCP
4 10 (7.52%) iSCSI
4 10 (7.52%) VSAN
4 10 (7.52%) WAN
5 9 (6.77%) Skype
6 8 (6.02%) Cisco Nexus
7 7 (5.26%) Cisco ASA
7 7 (5.26%) MPLS
7 7 (5.26%) SAN
8 6 (4.51%) BGP
8 6 (4.51%) Network Security
8 6 (4.51%) PBX
9 5 (3.76%) Ethernet
9 5 (3.76%) LAN
10 3 (2.26%) OSPF
10 3 (2.26%) SSL
10 3 (2.26%) TCP/IP
10 3 (2.26%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (10.53%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.76%) DB2
2 5 (3.76%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (3.01%) Oracle Database
3 4 (3.01%) Oracle Database 12c
4 3 (2.26%) GIS
4 3 (2.26%) Oracle Database 10g
4 3 (2.26%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (2.26%) Oracle Exadata
4 3 (2.26%) SQL Server 2019
5 2 (1.50%) MySQL
5 2 (1.50%) Sybase IQ
6 1 (0.75%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.75%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 7 (5.26%) Bitbucket
1 7 (5.26%) JIRA
2 5 (3.76%) Sonatype Nexus
3 3 (2.26%) ERwin
4 2 (1.50%) SonarQube
5 1 (0.75%) Burp Suite
5 1 (0.75%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.75%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.75%) Subversion
5 1 (0.75%) TeamCity
General
1 15 (11.28%) Telecoms
2 11 (8.27%) Finance
3 10 (7.52%) Public Sector
4 7 (5.26%) Back Office
4 7 (5.26%) Front Office
5 2 (1.50%) Banking
5 2 (1.50%) Electronics
5 2 (1.50%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.75%) Marketing
6 1 (0.75%) Police
6 1 (0.75%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 38 (28.57%) Architect
2 14 (10.53%) Solutions Architect
3 12 (9.02%) Consultant
4 11 (8.27%) VMware Engineer
5 10 (7.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 7 (5.26%) Technical Architect
7 6 (4.51%) Administrator
7 6 (4.51%) Analyst
7 6 (4.51%) Data Centre Manager
7 6 (4.51%) Network Engineer
7 6 (4.51%) Project Manager
8 5 (3.76%) AWS Architect
8 5 (3.76%) Data Centre Engineer
8 5 (3.76%) Network Architect
8 5 (3.76%) Network Consultant
8 5 (3.76%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (3.01%) Data Centre Project Manager
9 4 (3.01%) Infrastructure Architect
9 4 (3.01%) Security Architect
9 4 (3.01%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (7.52%) Middleware
2 6 (4.51%) .NET
3 4 (3.01%) Web Services
4 3 (2.26%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 2 (1.50%) 802.1X
5 2 (1.50%) Flash
6 1 (0.75%) EJB
6 1 (0.75%) OAuth
6 1 (0.75%) OpenID
6 1 (0.75%) REST
6 1 (0.75%) SAML
6 1 (0.75%) SAP PI
6 1 (0.75%) SOAP
6 1 (0.75%) Spine.js
Miscellaneous
1 15 (11.28%) PKI
2 10 (7.52%) Self-Motivation
3 9 (6.77%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (6.77%) Public Cloud
4 7 (5.26%) Hybrid Cloud
5 6 (4.51%) Driving Licence
5 6 (4.51%) Mainframe
5 6 (4.51%) Private Cloud
5 6 (4.51%) Replication
6 5 (3.76%) Clustering
7 4 (3.01%) Enterprise Storage
7 4 (3.01%) Fat Client
7 4 (3.01%) Management Information System
7 4 (3.01%) Thin Client
7 4 (3.01%) Virtual Team
8 3 (2.26%) Client/Server
8 3 (2.26%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (1.50%) CMDB
9 2 (1.50%) iSeries
9 2 (1.50%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 38 (28.57%) Windows
2 22 (16.54%) Linux
3 11 (8.27%) Windows Server
4 9 (6.77%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (6.77%) Windows Server 2016
5 8 (6.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (4.51%) Ubuntu
6 6 (4.51%) Windows Server 2019
6 6 (4.51%) zOS
7 5 (3.76%) AIX
8 4 (3.01%) Unix
9 3 (2.26%) CentOS
10 2 (1.50%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.75%) Data ONTAP
11 1 (0.75%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (24.81%) Migration
2 29 (21.80%) ITIL
3 26 (19.55%) DevOps
4 20 (15.04%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (12.03%) Disaster Recovery
6 14 (10.53%) Project Delivery
7 13 (9.77%) Problem-Solving
7 13 (9.77%) Stakeholder Management
8 12 (9.02%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 12 (9.02%) PRINCE2
9 11 (8.27%) Change Control
9 11 (8.27%) Performance Tuning
10 10 (7.52%) Business Continuity
10 10 (7.52%) High Availability
10 10 (7.52%) TOGAF
11 9 (6.77%) Capacity Management
12 8 (6.02%) Business Case
12 8 (6.02%) Decision-Making
12 8 (6.02%) Risk Management
12 8 (6.02%) Tech Ops
Programming Languages
1 12 (9.02%) PowerShell
1 12 (9.02%) SQL
2 6 (4.51%) Python
3 3 (2.26%) Java
3 3 (2.26%) PL/SQL
4 2 (1.50%) C
5 1 (0.75%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.75%) Perl
5 1 (0.75%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 42 (31.58%) Security Cleared
2 29 (21.80%) SC Cleared
3 19 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (9.02%) MCSE
5 11 (8.27%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (6.02%) CISSP
6 8 (6.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 6 (4.51%) CCNP
7 6 (4.51%) Degree
7 6 (4.51%) DV Cleared
8 4 (3.01%) AWS Certification
8 4 (3.01%) CCNA
8 4 (3.01%) MCSA
8 4 (3.01%) VCP6
9 3 (2.26%) CISM
9 3 (2.26%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (1.50%) A+ Certification
10 2 (1.50%) CCDA
10 2 (1.50%) CISA
10 2 (1.50%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.02%) SLA
2 4 (3.01%) NCSC
3 3 (2.26%) Data Quality
3 3 (2.26%) GDPR
3 3 (2.26%) NIST
3 3 (2.26%) PCI DSS
3 3 (2.26%) QA
4 2 (1.50%) ISAE 3402
4 2 (1.50%) ISO 22301
4 2 (1.50%) ISO 31000
4 2 (1.50%) ISO 9001
4 2 (1.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.50%) ISO/IEC 27005
4 2 (1.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.75%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 30 (22.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 27 (20.30%) Active Directory
3 20 (15.04%) VMware NSX
4 19 (14.29%) vSphere
5 12 (9.02%) VMware ESXi
6 9 (6.77%) NFS
7 7 (5.26%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (3.01%) Docker
8 4 (3.01%) vCloud
9 3 (2.26%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (1.50%) Hyper-V
10 2 (1.50%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (1.50%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.75%) KVM
11 1 (0.75%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.75%) XenApp
11 1 (0.75%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 15 (11.28%) vRealize
2 9 (6.77%) Ansible
2 9 (6.77%) vCenter Server
3 8 (6.02%) SCOM
4 7 (5.26%) Kubernetes
5 4 (3.01%) EMC NetWorker
5 4 (3.01%) Terraform
6 3 (2.26%) Data Guard
6 3 (2.26%) Failover Clustering
6 3 (2.26%) HAProxy
6 3 (2.26%) McAfee ePO
6 3 (2.26%) Nessus
6 3 (2.26%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (2.26%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 3 (2.26%) Oracle RMAN
6 3 (2.26%) Puppet
6 3 (2.26%) SCCM
7 2 (1.50%) IBM Guardium
7 2 (1.50%) Single Sign-On
7 2 (1.50%) Trend Micro Deep Security
Vendors
1 43 (32.33%) VMware
2 40 (30.08%) Microsoft
3 37 (27.82%) Cisco
4 19 (14.29%) Oracle
5 11 (8.27%) Juniper
6 9 (6.77%) Dell
7 8 (6.02%) Red Hat
8 7 (5.26%) Citrix
8 7 (5.26%) F5
8 7 (5.26%) Veeam
9 6 (4.51%) SolarWinds
9 6 (4.51%) Sonus
10 5 (3.76%) IBM
10 5 (3.76%) McAfee
10 5 (3.76%) Remedy
10 5 (3.76%) ServiceNow
11 4 (3.01%) EMC
11 4 (3.01%) Fortinet
11 4 (3.01%) NetApp
11 4 (3.01%) Sun