Period
to 13 December 2017

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Data Centre in contract job vacancies advertised in the South West. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Data Centre over the 6 months to 13 December 2017 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 West
6 months to
13 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 125 88 71
Rank change year-on-year -37 -17 +14
Contract jobs citing Data Centre 72 126 184
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.29% 2.22% 2.83%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.75% 7.75% 9.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 72 90
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +1.91% -1.88%
10th Percentile £305 £263 £212
90th Percentile £475 £588 £553
England median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 18 6
South West median hourly rate £13.00 £21.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -39.53% +26.49% -29.18%
10th Percentile £9.80 £11.78 £11.71
90th Percentile £29.00 £25.05 £24.38
England median hourly rate £19.13 £23.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year -19.47% -5.00% +11.11%

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 West with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 1517 1626 1846
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 27.12% 28.70% 28.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 915 1115 1172
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -1.32%
10th Percentile £203 £225 £213
90th Percentile £548 £563 £530
England median daily rate £450 £428 £425
% change year-on-year +5.26% +0.59% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 123 102
South West median hourly rate £33.00 £26.50 £38.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.53% -30.72% +33.04%
10th Percentile £11.78 £11.41 £12.50
90th Percentile £54.70 £44.45 £47.30
England median hourly rate £21.20 £20.38 £19.35
% change year-on-year +4.05% +5.30% +10.57%

Data Centre
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing Data Centre as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for Data Centre in the South West

Data Centre
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Data Centre in the South West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Data Centre in the South West

Data Centre
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Data Centre in the South West over the 6 months to 13 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Data Centre in the South West

Data Centre
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Data Centre in the South West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Data Centre in the South West

Data Centre
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Data Centre in the South West over the 6 months to 13 December 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Data Centre in the South West

Data Centre
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 6 months to 13 December 2017. 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
Wiltshire -9 31 £513 +7.95%
Dorset +1 13 £425 +3.03% 3
Bristol -46 13 £375 +1.35% 3
Gloucestershire +7 6 £195 -48.00% 1
Somerset -6 1 £375 +27.12%
Devon -8 1 £288 +55.41%
Data Centre
England

For the 6 months to 13 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Data Centre also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region with a requirement for Data Centre.

1 22 (30.56%) Security Cleared
2 21 (29.17%) Cisco
3 15 (20.83%) SC Cleared
3 15 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (19.44%) Hortonworks
4 14 (19.44%) Scrum
4 14 (19.44%) Cyber Defence
4 14 (19.44%) Creative Thinking
5 13 (18.06%) Microsoft
6 12 (16.67%) Migration
6 12 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
6 12 (16.67%) Hadoop
7 10 (13.89%) Finance
7 10 (13.89%) VMware
8 9 (12.50%) Law
8 9 (12.50%) Linux
8 9 (12.50%) Programme Delivery
9 8 (11.11%) Systems Analysis
9 8 (11.11%) Fat Client
9 8 (11.11%) vSphere
9 8 (11.11%) Windows
9 8 (11.11%) SAN
9 8 (11.11%) Thin Client
9 8 (11.11%) Service Delivery
9 8 (11.11%) Firewall
10 6 (8.33%) Terraform
10 6 (8.33%) Kubernetes
10 6 (8.33%) Remote Desktop
10 6 (8.33%) F5
10 6 (8.33%) OWASP

Data Centre
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 2 (2.78%) Apache
1 2 (2.78%) iPlanet
1 2 (2.78%) JBoss
1 2 (2.78%) Oracle Application Server
1 2 (2.78%) Tomcat
1 2 (2.78%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.39%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (1.39%) MQSeries
2 1 (1.39%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.39%) OpenStack
2 1 (1.39%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.39%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 4 (5.56%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (4.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (4.17%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (4.17%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.39%) Infor M3
2 1 (1.39%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (2.78%) Office 365
2 1 (1.39%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 12 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
2 8 (11.11%) Firewall
2 8 (11.11%) SAN
3 6 (8.33%) Remote Desktop
4 5 (6.94%) LAN
4 5 (6.94%) OSPF
4 5 (6.94%) WAN
5 4 (5.56%) Unified Communications
5 4 (5.56%) Wireless
6 3 (4.17%) BGP
6 3 (4.17%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (2.78%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (2.78%) DNS
7 2 (2.78%) Internet
7 2 (2.78%) Network Security
7 2 (2.78%) SMS
7 2 (2.78%) TCP/IP
8 1 (1.39%) iSCSI
8 1 (1.39%) NAS
8 1 (1.39%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (16.67%) Hadoop
2 3 (4.17%) RDBMS
2 3 (4.17%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.78%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (2.78%) MongoDB
3 2 (2.78%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.39%) Oracle Exadata
4 1 (1.39%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.39%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 4 (5.56%) NeoLoad
2 1 (1.39%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 10 (13.89%) Finance
2 9 (12.50%) Law
3 5 (6.94%) Banking
4 4 (5.56%) Telecoms
5 3 (4.17%) Aerospace
5 3 (4.17%) Manufacturing
6 2 (2.78%) Electronics
6 2 (2.78%) Marketing
6 2 (2.78%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (19.44%) Analyst
1 14 (19.44%) Architect
2 9 (12.50%) Consultant
2 9 (12.50%) Data Centre Engineer
2 9 (12.50%) Security Consultant
3 8 (11.11%) Network Engineer
4 7 (9.72%) AWS Consultant
4 7 (9.72%) Desktop Support
4 7 (9.72%) Migration Analyst
5 6 (8.33%) AWS Engineer
5 6 (8.33%) Data Centre Analyst
5 6 (8.33%) Desktop Specialist
5 6 (8.33%) Migration Engineer
5 6 (8.33%) Security Engineer
5 6 (8.33%) Service Analyst
6 5 (6.94%) Microsoft Specialist
6 5 (6.94%) VMware Engineer
7 4 (5.56%) Project Manager
7 4 (5.56%) Solutions Architect
8 3 (4.17%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.78%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 14 (19.44%) Cyber Defence
2 8 (11.11%) Fat Client
2 8 (11.11%) Thin Client
3 3 (4.17%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 3 (4.17%) EMC VNX
3 3 (4.17%) N-Tier
4 2 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.78%) Clustering
4 2 (2.78%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.78%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.78%) Replication
5 1 (1.39%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.39%) Grid Computing
5 1 (1.39%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.39%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.39%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 9 (12.50%) Linux
2 8 (11.11%) Windows
3 4 (5.56%) Windows Server
4 3 (4.17%) Windows Vista
5 2 (2.78%) AIX
5 2 (2.78%) HPUX
5 2 (2.78%) Solaris
5 2 (2.78%) SUSE
5 2 (2.78%) Unix
6 1 (1.39%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.39%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.39%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (19.44%) Creative Thinking
2 14 (19.44%) Scrum
3 12 (16.67%) Migration
4 9 (12.50%) Programme Delivery
5 8 (11.11%) Service Delivery
5 8 (11.11%) Systems Analysis
6 6 (8.33%) OWASP
7 4 (5.56%) High Availability
7 4 (5.56%) Non-Functional Testing
7 4 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (4.17%) ArchiMate
8 3 (4.17%) Data Transformation
8 3 (4.17%) Enterprise Architecture
8 3 (4.17%) Project Governance
8 3 (4.17%) Requirements Analysis
8 3 (4.17%) SDLC
8 3 (4.17%) Software Delivery
8 3 (4.17%) Test Scripting
8 3 (4.17%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.17%) SQL
2 2 (2.78%) CQL
2 2 (2.78%) Perl
3 1 (1.39%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.39%) C-shell
3 1 (1.39%) Korn
3 1 (1.39%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 22 (30.56%) Security Cleared
2 15 (20.83%) SC Cleared
3 3 (4.17%) CISSP
3 3 (4.17%) Degree
3 3 (4.17%) DV Cleared
4 2 (2.78%) CCNA
4 2 (2.78%) CCNP
4 2 (2.78%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.39%) AWS Certification
5 1 (1.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.17%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (11.11%) vSphere
2 2 (2.78%) Samba
2 2 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.39%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.39%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.39%) KVM
3 1 (1.39%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (1.39%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 1 (1.39%) Xen
Systems Management
1 6 (8.33%) Kubernetes
1 6 (8.33%) Terraform
2 3 (4.17%) EMC NetWorker
2 3 (4.17%) vRealize
3 1 (1.39%) OpenView
3 1 (1.39%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 21 (29.17%) Cisco
2 14 (19.44%) Hortonworks
3 13 (18.06%) Microsoft
4 10 (13.89%) VMware
5 6 (8.33%) F5
6 5 (6.94%) CheckPoint
7 4 (5.56%) EMC
7 4 (5.56%) HP
8 3 (4.17%) BMC
8 3 (4.17%) IBM
8 3 (4.17%) Juniper
8 3 (4.17%) Oracle
8 3 (4.17%) Remedy
9 2 (2.78%) Red Hat
9 2 (2.78%) SAP
9 2 (2.78%) SolarWinds
9 2 (2.78%) Sun
10 1 (1.39%) Fortinet
10 1 (1.39%) Opsware
10 1 (1.39%) PlateSpin