Period
to 27 May 2018

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 27 May 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 West
6 months to
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 111 90 54
Rank change year-on-year -21 -36 +2
Contract jobs citing Data Centre 87 120 201
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.72% 2.29% 3.40%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 7.17% 8.61% 11.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 80 133
South West median daily rate £388 £375 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +1.35% -10.57%
10th Percentile £250 £206 £253
90th Percentile £638 £596 £563
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 5
South West median hourly rate £19.25 £18.50 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.05% +54.17% -37.66%
England median hourly rate £22.00 £17.38 £28.00
% change year-on-year +26.62% -37.95% +51.35%

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 1,213 1,394 1,768
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 23.99% 26.56% 29.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 695 902 1,183
South West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £250 £250 £225
90th Percentile £563 £562 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 83 117
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £39.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.39% -1.25% +33.16%
10th Percentile £11.94 £11.26 £12.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £49.75 £53.40
England median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +12.50% -4.76% +16.73%

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 27 May 2018.

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 27 May 2018.

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 27 May 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
Wiltshire -3 24 £494 +3.95% 7
Gloucestershire +14 16 £320 +56.10% 7
Dorset +1 16 £625 +38.89% 4
Bristol -37 14 £375 - 19
Somerset +5 5 £450 +38.46% 2
Cornwall -1 4 £250 - 4
Devon -1 2 £450 - 1
Data Centre
England

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 West region with a requirement for Data Centre.

1 34 (39.08%) Finance
2 22 (25.29%) Cisco
3 20 (22.99%) Windows
4 18 (20.69%) ITIL
5 16 (18.39%) Linux
5 16 (18.39%) Microsoft
6 15 (17.24%) WAN
7 14 (16.09%) LAN
8 13 (14.94%) Agile Software Development
9 12 (13.79%) VMware
9 12 (13.79%) Telecoms
9 12 (13.79%) Migration
9 12 (13.79%) SLA
10 11 (12.64%) Stakeholder Management
10 11 (12.64%) Firewall
11 10 (11.49%) Banking
11 10 (11.49%) HP
12 9 (10.34%) .NET
12 9 (10.34%) Service Management
12 9 (10.34%) Cisco Nexus
13 8 (9.20%) SCCM
13 8 (9.20%) VMware Infrastructure
13 8 (9.20%) Project Management
13 8 (9.20%) Wireless
13 8 (9.20%) MS Exchange
13 8 (9.20%) VPN
13 8 (9.20%) Windows Server
14 7 (8.05%) Microservices
14 7 (8.05%) Microsoft Certification
14 7 (8.05%) MCSA

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 8 (9.20%) MS Exchange
2 5 (5.75%) Apache
3 4 (4.60%) Tomcat
4 3 (3.45%) IIS
5 1 (1.15%) nginx
5 1 (1.15%) WordPress
Applications
1 5 (5.75%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (3.45%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.90%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (5.75%) IaaS
3 4 (4.60%) Serverless
4 2 (2.30%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (2.30%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (1.15%) Office 365
5 1 (1.15%) PaaS
5 1 (1.15%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (17.24%) WAN
2 14 (16.09%) LAN
3 11 (12.64%) Firewall
4 9 (10.34%) Cisco Nexus
5 8 (9.20%) VPN
5 8 (9.20%) Wireless
6 6 (6.90%) Internet
6 6 (6.90%) TCP/IP
7 5 (5.75%) BGP
7 5 (5.75%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (5.75%) DNS
7 5 (5.75%) MPLS
7 5 (5.75%) OSPF
7 5 (5.75%) SSH
8 4 (4.60%) Cisco IOS
8 4 (4.60%) Cisco PIX
8 4 (4.60%) EIGRP
8 4 (4.60%) Network Security
9 3 (3.45%) Telnet
9 3 (3.45%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.30%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.15%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (4.60%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (1.15%) JIRA
General
1 34 (39.08%) Finance
2 12 (13.79%) Telecoms
3 10 (11.49%) Banking
4 6 (6.90%) Law
5 3 (3.45%) Retail
6 1 (1.15%) Electronics
6 1 (1.15%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.15%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 15 (17.24%) Architect
2 13 (14.94%) Analyst
3 11 (12.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 10 (11.49%) Consultant
4 10 (11.49%) Solutions Architect
5 9 (10.34%) Network Engineer
6 7 (8.05%) Project Manager
7 6 (6.90%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 6 (6.90%) Security Consultant
8 5 (5.75%) AWS Engineer
8 5 (5.75%) Business Analyst
8 5 (5.75%) Cloud Engineer
8 5 (5.75%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (5.75%) Infrastructure Business Analyst
8 5 (5.75%) Senior Technician
8 5 (5.75%) Server Technician
9 4 (4.60%) LAN Engineer
9 4 (4.60%) Senior Project Manager
9 4 (4.60%) VMware Engineer
9 4 (4.60%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (10.34%) .NET
2 6 (6.90%) Middleware
3 3 (3.45%) Web Services
4 2 (2.30%) XML
5 1 (1.15%) JSON
5 1 (1.15%) JSP
5 1 (1.15%) LAMP
5 1 (1.15%) LDAP
5 1 (1.15%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.05%) Management Information System
2 5 (5.75%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.75%) Hybrid Cloud
3 3 (3.45%) Online Banking
4 2 (2.30%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.30%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.30%) SWIFT
5 1 (1.15%) Clustering
5 1 (1.15%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (1.15%) EMC VNX
5 1 (1.15%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (1.15%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (1.15%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.15%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.15%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 20 (22.99%) Windows
2 16 (18.39%) Linux
3 8 (9.20%) Windows Server
4 7 (8.05%) Windows 7
4 7 (8.05%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (6.90%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (4.60%) Windows 10
7 3 (3.45%) Windows Vista
8 1 (1.15%) CentOS
8 1 (1.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.15%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (20.69%) ITIL
2 13 (14.94%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (13.79%) Migration
4 11 (12.64%) Stakeholder Management
5 9 (10.34%) Service Management
6 8 (9.20%) Project Management
7 7 (8.05%) ITIL V3
7 7 (8.05%) Microservices
7 7 (8.05%) Workflow
8 6 (6.90%) Change Management
8 6 (6.90%) Configuration Management
8 6 (6.90%) Disaster Recovery
8 6 (6.90%) Programme Delivery
8 6 (6.90%) Security Hardening
9 5 (5.75%) Data Centre Operations
9 5 (5.75%) DevOps
9 5 (5.75%) ITSM
9 5 (5.75%) Server Virtualisation
10 4 (4.60%) Decision-Making
10 4 (4.60%) Due Diligence
Programming Languages
1 7 (8.05%) Java
2 3 (3.45%) Python
3 2 (2.30%) C
4 1 (1.15%) Perl
4 1 (1.15%) PHP
4 1 (1.15%) Ruby
4 1 (1.15%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (8.05%) MCSA
1 7 (8.05%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (6.90%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (6.90%) CISSP
3 5 (5.75%) SC Cleared
3 5 (5.75%) Security Cleared
4 4 (4.60%) AWS Certification
5 3 (3.45%) CCNA
6 2 (2.30%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (2.30%) Degree
7 1 (1.15%) CCDP
7 1 (1.15%) CCIE
7 1 (1.15%) CCNP
7 1 (1.15%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (13.79%) SLA
2 2 (2.30%) GDPR
System Software
1 8 (9.20%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (6.90%) Active Directory
3 5 (5.75%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (4.60%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (3.45%) Hyper-V
5 3 (3.45%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (2.30%) Docker
6 2 (2.30%) vSphere
7 1 (1.15%) DFS Replication
7 1 (1.15%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (1.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (1.15%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (1.15%) XenApp
7 1 (1.15%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (9.20%) SCCM
2 4 (4.60%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (2.30%) Kubernetes
4 1 (1.15%) Endace
4 1 (1.15%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (1.15%) FortiGate
4 1 (1.15%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (1.15%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (1.15%) Nagios
4 1 (1.15%) Puppet
4 1 (1.15%) Red Hat Spacewalk
4 1 (1.15%) SCDPM
4 1 (1.15%) SCOM
4 1 (1.15%) SCSM
4 1 (1.15%) SCVMM
4 1 (1.15%) WSUS
Vendors
1 22 (25.29%) Cisco
2 16 (18.39%) Microsoft
3 12 (13.79%) VMware
4 10 (11.49%) HP
5 6 (6.90%) Dell
6 5 (5.75%) Juniper
7 4 (4.60%) CheckPoint
8 3 (3.45%) BMC
8 3 (3.45%) F5
8 3 (3.45%) IBM
8 3 (3.45%) Remedy
8 3 (3.45%) ServiceNow
8 3 (3.45%) Splunk
9 2 (2.30%) Brocade
9 2 (2.30%) Citrix
9 2 (2.30%) Micro Focus
9 2 (2.30%) Red Hat
10 1 (1.15%) Alcatel-Lucent
10 1 (1.15%) Ericsson
10 1 (1.15%) McAfee