Period
to 23 February 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 23 February 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
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 93 45 42
Rank change year-on-year -48 -3 +20
Contract jobs citing Data Centre 398 615 737
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.37% 3.95% 3.98%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 8.00% 13.21% 12.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 246 400 482
South East median daily rate £425 £420 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +1.82% +4.43%
10th Percentile £264 £291 £251
90th Percentile £588 £575 £600
England median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 15 41
South East median hourly rate £19.03 £21.00 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.38% -51.16% +145.71%
10th Percentile £16.90 £12.10 £18.05
90th Percentile £30.00 £55.00 £55.00
England median hourly rate £20.00 £23.33 £30.10
% change year-on-year -14.26% -22.50% +43.31%

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 4,973 4,654 5,672
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 29.67% 29.87% 30.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,938 2,675 3,349
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £211 £213 £228
90th Percentile £575 £563 £550
England median daily rate £463 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +5.71% +2.94% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 215 253 314
South East median hourly rate £29.00 £18.50 £26.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +56.76% -29.52% +59.09%
10th Percentile £10.98 £11.90 £12.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £48.50 £53.88
England median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +12.50% - +14.29%

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 23 February 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 23 February 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 23 February 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 -64 145 £425 +5.26% 51
Hampshire -25 111 £425 - 39
Berkshire -40 89 £438 +9.38% 33
Surrey -26 82 £433 +8.13% 15
Buckinghamshire -51 34 £419 +22.62% 14
Kent +14 33 £366 -12.80% 1
Oxfordshire -23 22 £438 -7.89% 4
West Sussex -13 16 £450 +12.50% 4
Home Counties +4 3 - -
East Sussex -16 2 £469 +33.93% 5
Middlesex -19 1 £425 +6.25% 1
Data Centre
England

For the 6 months to 23 February 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.

1 117 (29.40%) Migration
2 101 (25.38%) Windows
3 83 (20.85%) VMware
4 81 (20.35%) Cisco
5 79 (19.85%) Firewall
6 71 (17.84%) Security Cleared
7 67 (16.83%) LAN
8 66 (16.58%) Linux
9 64 (16.08%) ITIL
10 61 (15.33%) SC Cleared
11 57 (14.32%) WAN
12 56 (14.07%) Microsoft
13 55 (13.82%) VMware Infrastructure
14 53 (13.32%) Cisco Certification
15 52 (13.07%) Project Management
16 51 (12.81%) Microsoft Azure
17 45 (11.31%) PRINCE2
18 41 (10.30%) Active Directory
18 41 (10.30%) Windows Server
19 40 (10.05%) Finance
20 37 (9.30%) Wireless
20 37 (9.30%) CCNP
21 36 (9.05%) DNS
22 33 (8.29%) HP
22 33 (8.29%) SAN
22 33 (8.29%) Amazon AWS
23 31 (7.79%) EMC
24 30 (7.54%) Disaster Recovery
24 30 (7.54%) DevOps
25 29 (7.29%) Telecoms

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 11 (2.76%) MS Exchange
2 9 (2.26%) Apache
2 9 (2.26%) IIS
3 6 (1.51%) OpenStack
4 5 (1.26%) CMS
5 4 (1.01%) JBoss
5 4 (1.01%) SAS
5 4 (1.01%) Tomcat
6 3 (0.75%) Skype for Business
6 3 (0.75%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.50%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.25%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.25%) IBM Domino
8 1 (0.25%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 16 (4.02%) Microsoft Excel
2 15 (3.77%) MS Visio
3 14 (3.52%) Microsoft Office
4 9 (2.26%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.75%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.75%) Oracle Applications
1 3 (0.75%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (0.50%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (0.50%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.25%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 51 (12.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 33 (8.29%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (4.02%) Office 365
4 13 (3.27%) IaaS
5 11 (2.76%) PaaS
6 8 (2.01%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (1.51%) GitHub
7 6 (1.51%) SaaS
8 5 (1.26%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (0.50%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (0.50%) IBM Cloud
10 1 (0.25%) Azure Data Factory
10 1 (0.25%) Bluemix
10 1 (0.25%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.25%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 79 (19.85%) Firewall
2 67 (16.83%) LAN
3 57 (14.32%) WAN
4 37 (9.30%) Wireless
5 36 (9.05%) DNS
6 33 (8.29%) SAN
7 25 (6.28%) VPN
8 24 (6.03%) Cisco ASA
9 23 (5.78%) Network Security
10 22 (5.53%) Cisco Nexus
11 19 (4.77%) DHCP
12 17 (4.27%) DAB
13 13 (3.27%) BGP
13 13 (3.27%) OSPF
13 13 (3.27%) TCP/IP
14 12 (3.02%) MPLS
15 9 (2.26%) Internet
15 9 (2.26%) IP Telephony
15 9 (2.26%) VLAN
16 8 (2.01%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (4.02%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.26%) Big Data
2 5 (1.26%) GIS
2 5 (1.26%) Hadoop
2 5 (1.26%) MySQL
3 3 (0.75%) NoSQL
4 2 (0.50%) Data Lake
4 2 (0.50%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.50%) Oracle Exadata
4 2 (0.50%) Power BI
5 1 (0.25%) Apache Hive
5 1 (0.25%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.25%) DB2
5 1 (0.25%) InterSystems Cache
5 1 (0.25%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.25%) Redis
5 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (0.25%) Sqoop
5 1 (0.25%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 15 (3.77%) Jenkins
2 13 (3.27%) Git (software)
3 4 (1.01%) JIRA
3 4 (1.01%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (0.50%) Artifactory
4 2 (0.50%) GoCD
5 1 (0.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.25%) Maven
5 1 (0.25%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.25%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 40 (10.05%) Finance
2 29 (7.29%) Telecoms
3 9 (2.26%) Banking
4 8 (2.01%) Manufacturing
5 7 (1.76%) Back Office
5 7 (1.76%) Digital Economy
5 7 (1.76%) Retail
6 3 (0.75%) Financial Institution
6 3 (0.75%) German Language
6 3 (0.75%) Publishing
7 2 (0.50%) French Language
7 2 (0.50%) Legal
7 2 (0.50%) Swedish Language
8 1 (0.25%) Advertising
8 1 (0.25%) Billing
8 1 (0.25%) Marketing
8 1 (0.25%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 89 (22.36%) Architect
2 63 (15.83%) Project Manager
3 34 (8.54%) Infrastructure Manager
4 33 (8.29%) Network Architect
4 33 (8.29%) Network Engineer
5 29 (7.29%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 23 (5.78%) Analyst
6 23 (5.78%) Data Centre Engineer
7 22 (5.53%) Data Centre Manager
8 20 (5.03%) Consultant
8 20 (5.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 17 (4.27%) IT Manager
10 16 (4.02%) Data Centre Project Manager
11 14 (3.52%) Senior Manager
11 14 (3.52%) Senior Project Manager
12 13 (3.27%) Cisco Engineer
12 13 (3.27%) IT Project Manager
13 12 (3.02%) Security Engineer
13 12 (3.02%) Solutions Architect
13 12 (3.02%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.01%) Middleware
2 7 (1.76%) LDAP
3 6 (1.51%) Web Services
4 4 (1.01%) REST
5 3 (0.75%) SOAP
5 3 (0.75%) Spring Boot
6 2 (0.50%) .NET
6 2 (0.50%) JSON
7 1 (0.25%) EDI
7 1 (0.25%) Kafka
7 1 (0.25%) PySpark
7 1 (0.25%) Spark Streaming
7 1 (0.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (5.28%) Public Cloud
2 16 (4.02%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (3.27%) Clustering
4 12 (3.02%) Management Information System
4 12 (3.02%) Private Cloud
5 10 (2.51%) PKI
5 10 (2.51%) Virtual Team
6 9 (2.26%) CMDB
7 7 (1.76%) VxBlock/Vblock
8 5 (1.26%) Computer Science
8 5 (1.26%) Hybrid Cloud
9 4 (1.01%) Driving Licence
9 4 (1.01%) EMC VNX
9 4 (1.01%) PMI
10 2 (0.50%) DataPower
10 2 (0.50%) EMC VMAX
10 2 (0.50%) FMCG
10 2 (0.50%) iPad
10 2 (0.50%) iPhone
10 2 (0.50%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 101 (25.38%) Windows
2 66 (16.58%) Linux
3 41 (10.30%) Windows Server
4 29 (7.29%) Unix
5 23 (5.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 22 (5.53%) Solaris
7 21 (5.28%) Windows Server 2008
8 16 (4.02%) Windows Server 2012
9 13 (3.27%) Windows Server 2003
10 9 (2.26%) Windows 10
11 8 (2.01%) AIX
12 6 (1.51%) Windows 7
13 5 (1.26%) CentOS
13 5 (1.26%) Debian
14 4 (1.01%) Ubuntu
14 4 (1.01%) VMS
15 3 (0.75%) Apple iOS
16 2 (0.50%) Mesosphere
16 2 (0.50%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
17 1 (0.25%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (29.40%) Migration
2 64 (16.08%) ITIL
3 52 (13.07%) Project Management
4 45 (11.31%) PRINCE2
5 30 (7.54%) DevOps
5 30 (7.54%) Disaster Recovery
6 28 (7.04%) Change Management
7 27 (6.78%) Service Delivery
8 26 (6.53%) Agile Software Development
9 23 (5.78%) Network Design
10 18 (4.52%) Load Balancing
10 18 (4.52%) Service Management
11 17 (4.27%) Service Design
11 17 (4.27%) Stakeholder Management
12 15 (3.77%) High Availability
13 14 (3.52%) Matrix Organization
13 14 (3.52%) Project Planning
14 13 (3.27%) Business Continuity
15 12 (3.02%) Performance Management
15 12 (3.02%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 16 (4.02%) SQL
2 15 (3.77%) PowerShell
3 12 (3.02%) Python
4 11 (2.76%) Perl
5 6 (1.51%) Java
6 4 (1.01%) Go
6 4 (1.01%) Ruby
7 3 (0.75%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.25%) C
8 1 (0.25%) C#
8 1 (0.25%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.25%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 71 (17.84%) Security Cleared
2 61 (15.33%) SC Cleared
3 53 (13.32%) Cisco Certification
4 37 (9.30%) CCNP
5 22 (5.53%) CCNA
6 19 (4.77%) DV Cleared
7 18 (4.52%) CCIE
7 18 (4.52%) Microsoft Certification
8 17 (4.27%) MCSE
8 17 (4.27%) PMP
9 15 (3.77%) Degree
9 15 (3.77%) PMI Certification
10 13 (3.27%) CCDP
11 11 (2.76%) MCSA
12 9 (2.26%) JNCIS
13 8 (2.01%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 7 (1.76%) ITIL Certification
15 6 (1.51%) CISM
16 5 (1.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 5 (1.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (5.03%) SLA
2 11 (2.76%) PMO
3 10 (2.51%) QA
3 10 (2.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 9 (2.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (2.01%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 15288
7 2 (0.50%) COBIT
8 1 (0.25%) GDPR
8 1 (0.25%) PMBOK
System Software
1 55 (13.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 41 (10.30%) Active Directory
3 18 (4.52%) vSphere
4 13 (3.27%) VMware ESXi
4 13 (3.27%) VMware NSX
5 11 (2.76%) Docker
6 10 (2.51%) Hyper-V
7 9 (2.26%) Virtual Machines
8 8 (2.01%) vCloud
8 8 (2.01%) Virtual Servers
9 4 (1.01%) Firmware
9 4 (1.01%) KVM
9 4 (1.01%) XenDesktop
10 3 (0.75%) Xen
10 3 (0.75%) XenServer
11 2 (0.50%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.25%) Apache Flume
12 1 (0.25%) Oracle RAC
12 1 (0.25%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 12 (3.02%) Puppet
2 11 (2.76%) SCCM
3 9 (2.26%) vCenter Server
4 8 (2.01%) Ansible
4 8 (2.01%) EMC NetWorker
5 7 (1.76%) Terraform
6 6 (1.51%) SCOM
7 5 (1.26%) AirWatch
7 5 (1.26%) Norton AntiVirus
7 5 (1.26%) vRealize
8 4 (1.01%) Red Hat Satellite
8 4 (1.01%) SELinux
8 4 (1.01%) Single Sign-On
9 3 (0.75%) FortiGate
9 3 (0.75%) NetBackup
9 3 (0.75%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 3 (0.75%) Tivoli
10 2 (0.50%) Cisco CUCM
10 2 (0.50%) Netcool
10 2 (0.50%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 83 (20.85%) VMware
2 81 (20.35%) Cisco
3 56 (14.07%) Microsoft
4 33 (8.29%) HP
5 31 (7.79%) EMC
6 25 (6.28%) Red Hat
7 19 (4.77%) Juniper
7 19 (4.77%) Oracle
8 18 (4.52%) Brocade
8 18 (4.52%) F5
9 17 (4.27%) IBM
10 12 (3.02%) Citrix
11 11 (2.76%) CheckPoint
12 10 (2.51%) Capita
12 10 (2.51%) NetApp
13 9 (2.26%) SolarWinds
14 8 (2.01%) Symantec
15 7 (1.76%) Dell
16 6 (1.51%) Fujitsu
16 6 (1.51%) Google