Period
to 8 August 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 8 August 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
8 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 68 66 87
Rank change year-on-year -2 +21 -17
Contract jobs citing Data Centre 135 463 473
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 2.72% 3.14% 2.82%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 9.02% 10.41% 8.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 317 321
Median daily rate £413 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% -5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £263 £280 £275
90th Percentile £574 £610 £600
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 19 15
Median hourly rate £22.50 £80.00 £43.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -71.88% +83.91% +262.50%
10th Percentile £17.95 £17.65 £11.30
90th Percentile £43.86 £87.50 £47.83
England median hourly rate £33.56 £19.03 £28.00
% change year-on-year +76.37% -32.04% +79.83%

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 1,496 4,449 5,274
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 30.14% 30.16% 31.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 817 2,611 2,990
Median daily rate £430 £443 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% +4.12% +6.25%
10th Percentile £185 £258 £253
90th Percentile £600 £600 £588
England median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 229 250
Median hourly rate £31.00 £25.00 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.00% +5.26% +32.79%
10th Percentile £12.98 £11.97 £10.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £64.50 £51.38
Median hourly rate £34.00 £21.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year +61.90% -2.33% +7.50%

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 8 August 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 8 August 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 8 August 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 +42 76 £450 +15.38% 17
Thames Valley -23 35 £400 -5.88% 18
Berkshire -6 26 £375 -16.67% 12
Surrey +26 17 £456 +7.35% 9
Buckinghamshire +10 9 £425 +3.66% 2
Kent +13 2 £295 -15.64% 6
West Sussex -8 2 £500 +8.11% 4
Sussex - 1 - -
Data Centre
England

For the 6 months to 8 August 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 52 (38.52%) Migration
2 43 (31.85%) Cisco
3 42 (31.11%) Windows
4 41 (30.37%) VMware
5 38 (28.15%) Firewall
6 35 (25.93%) Linux
6 35 (25.93%) Microsoft
7 33 (24.44%) Security Cleared
8 32 (23.70%) VMware Infrastructure
9 26 (19.26%) Active Directory
10 25 (18.52%) WAN
11 22 (16.30%) DHCP
11 22 (16.30%) DNS
11 22 (16.30%) Windows Server
12 21 (15.56%) SC Cleared
12 21 (15.56%) PKI
13 20 (14.81%) PowerShell
13 20 (14.81%) Problem-Solving
14 19 (14.07%) Microsoft Certification
14 19 (14.07%) ITIL
15 18 (13.33%) Python
15 18 (13.33%) LAN
15 18 (13.33%) Disaster Recovery
16 17 (12.59%) High Availability
16 17 (12.59%) Analytical Skills
17 16 (11.85%) F5
17 16 (11.85%) Cisco Certification
18 15 (11.11%) CCNP
18 15 (11.11%) SQL
18 15 (11.11%) DevOps

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 12 (8.89%) Skype for Business
2 7 (5.19%) Confluence
3 6 (4.44%) MS Exchange
4 5 (3.70%) JBoss
5 3 (2.22%) Apache
5 3 (2.22%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (1.48%) nginx
6 2 (1.48%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.74%) IIS
7 1 (0.74%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.74%) WildFly
Applications
1 2 (1.48%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (1.48%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (1.48%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.74%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (4.44%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.74%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 14 (10.37%) AWS
1 14 (10.37%) Office 365
2 10 (7.41%) Azure
3 8 (5.93%) IaaS
4 2 (1.48%) OpenShift
5 1 (0.74%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.74%) Azure Stack
5 1 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.74%) CloudFront
5 1 (0.74%) GCP
5 1 (0.74%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 38 (28.15%) Firewall
2 25 (18.52%) WAN
3 22 (16.30%) DHCP
3 22 (16.30%) DNS
4 18 (13.33%) LAN
5 14 (10.37%) Network Security
5 14 (10.37%) Skype
6 11 (8.15%) MPLS
7 10 (7.41%) BGP
7 10 (7.41%) OSPF
7 10 (7.41%) VLAN
8 9 (6.67%) PBX
9 8 (5.93%) Ethernet
10 7 (5.19%) Cisco Nexus
10 7 (5.19%) Internet
10 7 (5.19%) iSCSI
11 6 (4.44%) DMVPN
11 6 (4.44%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 6 (4.44%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 6 (4.44%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.93%) Oracle Database
3 7 (5.19%) Oracle Database 12c
4 6 (4.44%) Oracle Database 10g
4 6 (4.44%) Oracle Database 11g
5 5 (3.70%) MySQL
6 3 (2.22%) MariaDB
6 3 (2.22%) MongoDB
6 3 (2.22%) NoSQL
6 3 (2.22%) Oracle Exadata
6 3 (2.22%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (2.22%) Oracle9i Database
6 3 (2.22%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (2.22%) SQL Server 2019
7 2 (1.48%) Sybase IQ
8 1 (0.74%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (5.19%) JIRA
2 6 (4.44%) Bitbucket
3 1 (0.74%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.74%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.74%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (0.74%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (0.74%) Subversion
General
1 12 (8.89%) Finance
2 7 (5.19%) Public Sector
2 7 (5.19%) Telecoms
3 6 (4.44%) Manufacturing
4 4 (2.96%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.48%) Banking
5 2 (1.48%) Electronics
6 1 (0.74%) Billing
6 1 (0.74%) Games
6 1 (0.74%) Marketing
6 1 (0.74%) Police
Job Titles
1 22 (16.30%) Network Engineer
2 21 (15.56%) Architect
3 9 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 8 (5.93%) Security Engineer
5 7 (5.19%) Consultant
6 6 (4.44%) DBA
6 6 (4.44%) Oracle DBA
7 5 (3.70%) Analyst
7 5 (3.70%) AWS Architect
7 5 (3.70%) Senior Network Engineer
7 5 (3.70%) Solutions Architect
7 5 (3.70%) Support Engineer
7 5 (3.70%) Technical Architect
7 5 (3.70%) VMware Engineer
8 4 (2.96%) Administrator
8 4 (2.96%) Data Centre Manager
8 4 (2.96%) Developer
8 4 (2.96%) Linux Engineer
8 4 (2.96%) Project Manager
8 4 (2.96%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (6.67%) .NET
2 6 (4.44%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 3 (2.22%) CSS
3 3 (2.22%) HTML
3 3 (2.22%) Middleware
3 3 (2.22%) Node.js
3 3 (2.22%) React
4 2 (1.48%) Flash
4 2 (1.48%) Web Services
5 1 (0.74%) 802.1X
5 1 (0.74%) EJB
5 1 (0.74%) LDAP
5 1 (0.74%) OAuth
5 1 (0.74%) OpenID
5 1 (0.74%) REST
5 1 (0.74%) SAML
5 1 (0.74%) SAP PI
5 1 (0.74%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (15.56%) PKI
2 17 (12.59%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (10.37%) Self-Motivation
4 7 (5.19%) Client/Server
4 7 (5.19%) Management Information System
4 7 (5.19%) Public Cloud
5 6 (4.44%) Clustering
5 6 (4.44%) Private Cloud
5 6 (4.44%) Replication
5 6 (4.44%) RSA SecurID
6 5 (3.70%) Driving Licence
6 5 (3.70%) Hybrid Cloud
7 4 (2.96%) Enterprise Storage
7 4 (2.96%) Fat Client
7 4 (2.96%) Thin Client
8 3 (2.22%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (1.48%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (1.48%) Life Science
9 2 (1.48%) Machine to Machine
9 2 (1.48%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 42 (31.11%) Windows
2 35 (25.93%) Linux
3 22 (16.30%) Windows Server
4 14 (10.37%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (9.63%) Windows Server 2016
6 11 (8.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (4.44%) AIX
8 5 (3.70%) Windows Server 2019
9 3 (2.22%) Apple iOS
9 3 (2.22%) Mac OS X
9 3 (2.22%) Unix
10 2 (1.48%) Windows 10
10 2 (1.48%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.74%) CentOS
11 1 (0.74%) Solaris
11 1 (0.74%) SUSE
11 1 (0.74%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (38.52%) Migration
2 20 (14.81%) Problem-Solving
3 19 (14.07%) ITIL
4 18 (13.33%) Disaster Recovery
5 17 (12.59%) High Availability
6 15 (11.11%) DevOps
7 14 (10.37%) Agile Software Development
8 12 (8.89%) Performance Tuning
8 12 (8.89%) Project Delivery
8 12 (8.89%) Validation
9 11 (8.15%) Stakeholder Management
10 10 (7.41%) Business Continuity
10 10 (7.41%) Capacity Management
10 10 (7.41%) Load Balancing
11 9 (6.67%) Change Control
11 9 (6.67%) Configuration Management
11 9 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 8 (5.93%) Project Management
13 7 (5.19%) Information Security
13 7 (5.19%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (14.81%) PowerShell
2 18 (13.33%) Python
3 15 (11.11%) SQL
4 5 (3.70%) Java
4 5 (3.70%) JavaScript
5 3 (2.22%) Bash Shell
5 3 (2.22%) C
5 3 (2.22%) Perl
5 3 (2.22%) PL/SQL
5 3 (2.22%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.74%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.74%) VB
Qualifications
1 33 (24.44%) Security Cleared
2 21 (15.56%) SC Cleared
3 19 (14.07%) Microsoft Certification
4 16 (11.85%) Cisco Certification
5 15 (11.11%) CCNP
6 9 (6.67%) CCIE
7 8 (5.93%) DV Cleared
8 7 (5.19%) Degree
8 7 (5.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 6 (4.44%) CCSA
9 6 (4.44%) CCSE
9 6 (4.44%) CISSP
9 6 (4.44%) MCSE
10 4 (2.96%) CCNA
10 4 (2.96%) MCSA
11 3 (2.22%) CCIE Routing and Switching
11 3 (2.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 3 (2.22%) VCP6
12 2 (1.48%) AWS Certification
12 2 (1.48%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.96%) QA
2 3 (2.22%) NCSC
2 3 (2.22%) SLA
3 1 (0.74%) GDPR
3 1 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.74%) NIST
System Software
1 32 (23.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 26 (19.26%) Active Directory
3 14 (10.37%) vSphere
4 10 (7.41%) VMware ESXi
4 10 (7.41%) VMware NSX
5 8 (5.93%) NFS
6 6 (4.44%) Hyper-V
6 6 (4.44%) Oracle RAC
7 3 (2.22%) KVM
8 2 (1.48%) vCloud
9 1 (0.74%) Docker
9 1 (0.74%) GFS2
9 1 (0.74%) Samba
9 1 (0.74%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.74%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.74%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.74%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 8 (5.93%) Ansible
1 8 (5.93%) vRealize
2 7 (5.19%) Oracle RMAN
2 7 (5.19%) SCOM
2 7 (5.19%) vCenter Server
3 6 (4.44%) Data Guard
3 6 (4.44%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 5 (3.70%) SCCM
5 4 (2.96%) Kubernetes
5 4 (2.96%) McAfee ePO
6 3 (2.22%) Cisco Prime
6 3 (2.22%) EMC NetWorker
6 3 (2.22%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
6 3 (2.22%) Failover Clustering
6 3 (2.22%) Foglight
6 3 (2.22%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (2.22%) Oracle Flashback
6 3 (2.22%) Puppet
6 3 (2.22%) Terraform
7 2 (1.48%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 43 (31.85%) Cisco
2 41 (30.37%) VMware
3 35 (25.93%) Microsoft
4 16 (11.85%) F5
5 11 (8.15%) Red Hat
6 10 (7.41%) CheckPoint
7 9 (6.67%) Juniper
7 9 (6.67%) Sonus
8 8 (5.93%) Oracle
9 7 (5.19%) HP
9 7 (5.19%) SolarWinds
10 6 (4.44%) Sybase
11 5 (3.70%) Dell
11 5 (3.70%) NetApp
11 5 (3.70%) Palo Alto
12 4 (2.96%) EMC
12 4 (2.96%) McAfee
13 3 (2.22%) Citrix
13 3 (2.22%) SAP
13 3 (2.22%) Sun