Period
to 28 March 2020

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 28 March 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 West
6 months to
28 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 84 78 125
Rank change year-on-year -6 +47 -31
Contract jobs citing Data Centre 130 183 66
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South West 2.56% 2.92% 1.27%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 9.75% 10.40% 5.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 122 27
Median daily rate £463 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% +9.68% +3.33%
10th Percentile £196 £278 £300
90th Percentile £652 £575 £638
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 10 7
Median hourly rate £40.00 £43.27 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.55% +188.43% -6.77%
England median hourly rate £21.75 £21.07 £22.25
% change year-on-year +3.23% -5.30% +1.14%

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 1,333 1,760 1,294
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 26.21% 28.12% 24.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 848 1,057 758
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +5.26%
10th Percentile £209 £260 £234
90th Percentile £625 £601 £563
England median daily rate £475 £475 £463
% change year-on-year - +2.70% +5.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 108 71
Median hourly rate £36.30 £40.77 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.97% +25.43% -9.09%
10th Percentile £13.38 £11.85 £11.80
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.00 £52.50
Median hourly rate £24.70 £21.00 £21.90
% change year-on-year +17.62% -4.11% +9.50%

Data Centre
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing Data Centre as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Data Centre in the South West.

Daily rate trend for Data Centre in the South West

Data Centre
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Data Centre in the South West over the 6 months to 28 March 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Data Centre in the South West

Data Centre
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Data Centre in the South West.

Hourly rate trend 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 28 March 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
Wiltshire +11 55 £473 -0.53% 2
Bristol +3 38 £520 +32.06% 3
Gloucestershire +15 15 £450 +11.11% 9
Dorset -13 7 £434 -3.61% 6
Devon -15 6 £413 +17.86% 3
Somerset -5 3 £199 -51.82% 4
Data Centre
England

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 West region with a requirement for Data Centre.

1 59 (45.38%) Security Cleared
2 49 (37.69%) Migration
3 42 (32.31%) SC Cleared
4 34 (26.15%) Windows
5 27 (20.77%) Cisco
5 27 (20.77%) VMware
6 26 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
7 22 (16.92%) ITIL
8 19 (14.62%) VMware Infrastructure
8 19 (14.62%) Public Sector
9 17 (13.08%) DV Cleared
9 17 (13.08%) Finance
9 17 (13.08%) Firewall
10 16 (12.31%) Telecoms
11 15 (11.54%) Cisco Certification
11 15 (11.54%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 15 (11.54%) Windows Server
12 14 (10.77%) LAN
12 14 (10.77%) WAN
13 13 (10.00%) Banking
13 13 (10.00%) Retail
13 13 (10.00%) PowerShell
13 13 (10.00%) Microsoft
13 13 (10.00%) CCNP
13 13 (10.00%) Risk Management
14 12 (9.23%) Juniper
14 12 (9.23%) Linux
14 12 (9.23%) Windows 10
14 12 (9.23%) DevOps
15 11 (8.46%) Service Management

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 5 (3.85%) Confluence
2 3 (2.31%) Apache
2 3 (2.31%) nginx
2 3 (2.31%) Skype for Business
3 1 (0.77%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (0.77%) CMS
3 1 (0.77%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.77%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (1.54%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.77%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 11 (8.46%) Azure
2 8 (6.15%) OpenShift
3 7 (5.38%) Office 365
4 6 (4.62%) AWS
5 4 (3.08%) IaaS
6 1 (0.77%) PaaS
6 1 (0.77%) SaaS
6 1 (0.77%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 17 (13.08%) Firewall
2 14 (10.77%) LAN
2 14 (10.77%) WAN
3 11 (8.46%) Cisco ASA
4 9 (6.92%) OSPF
4 9 (6.92%) Wireless
5 8 (6.15%) BGP
5 8 (6.15%) VPN
6 6 (4.62%) Network Security
6 6 (4.62%) TCP/IP
7 5 (3.85%) DAB
7 5 (3.85%) DNS
8 4 (3.08%) DHCP
8 4 (3.08%) IPsec
8 4 (3.08%) SAN
8 4 (3.08%) Skype
9 3 (2.31%) Cisco Nexus
9 3 (2.31%) Internet
9 3 (2.31%) MPLS
9 3 (2.31%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.08%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.54%) DB2
2 2 (1.54%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.77%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 5 (3.85%) JIRA
2 3 (2.31%) Git (software)
2 3 (2.31%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (1.54%) Bitbucket
4 1 (0.77%) GCC
General
1 19 (14.62%) Public Sector
2 17 (13.08%) Finance
3 16 (12.31%) Telecoms
4 13 (10.00%) Banking
4 13 (10.00%) Retail
5 5 (3.85%) Manufacturing
6 4 (3.08%) Electronics
6 4 (3.08%) Marketing
7 3 (2.31%) Publishing
8 2 (1.54%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 19 (14.62%) Project Manager
2 14 (10.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 13 (10.00%) Designer
3 13 (10.00%) Network Engineer
4 10 (7.69%) Architect
5 9 (6.92%) Consultant
5 9 (6.92%) Data Centre Manager
5 9 (6.92%) Data Centre Project Manager
6 6 (4.62%) Technical Leader
7 5 (3.85%) Automation Engineer
7 5 (3.85%) Data Manager
7 5 (3.85%) Deployment Engineer
7 5 (3.85%) IT Manager
7 5 (3.85%) Lead Architect
7 5 (3.85%) Network Designer
7 5 (3.85%) PowerShell Engineer
7 5 (3.85%) Technical Architect
8 4 (3.08%) Data Centre Migration Project Manager
8 4 (3.08%) Migration Manager
8 4 (3.08%) SC Cleared Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.15%) REST
2 3 (2.31%) LDAP
2 3 (2.31%) YAML
3 2 (1.54%) AngularJS
3 2 (1.54%) React
4 1 (0.77%) ModSecurity
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.38%) Management Information System
2 5 (3.85%) Driving Licence
2 5 (3.85%) Private Cloud
3 4 (3.08%) Replication
4 3 (2.31%) Hybrid Cloud
4 3 (2.31%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (1.54%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.54%) Fat Client
5 2 (1.54%) Public Cloud
5 2 (1.54%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.77%) Clustering
6 1 (0.77%) RSA SecurID
6 1 (0.77%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (0.77%) User Experience
6 1 (0.77%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 34 (26.15%) Windows
2 15 (11.54%) Windows Server
3 12 (9.23%) Linux
3 12 (9.23%) Windows 10
4 7 (5.38%) Windows 7
5 4 (3.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (2.31%) Windows Server 2016
7 2 (1.54%) Unix
8 1 (0.77%) AIX
8 1 (0.77%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (0.77%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.77%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (37.69%) Migration
2 26 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (16.92%) ITIL
4 15 (11.54%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 13 (10.00%) Risk Management
6 12 (9.23%) DevOps
7 11 (8.46%) Service Management
8 10 (7.69%) Change Management
8 10 (7.69%) Project Management
8 10 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
9 9 (6.92%) Cybersecurity
9 9 (6.92%) Infrastructure Automation
9 9 (6.92%) Network Design
9 9 (6.92%) Service Design
10 8 (6.15%) Test Automation
11 7 (5.38%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 6 (4.62%) Break/Fix
12 6 (4.62%) Cloud Operations
12 6 (4.62%) Deployment Automation
12 6 (4.62%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 13 (10.00%) PowerShell
2 4 (3.08%) SQL
3 3 (2.31%) C
4 2 (1.54%) Python
4 2 (1.54%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.77%) Java
Qualifications
1 59 (45.38%) Security Cleared
2 42 (32.31%) SC Cleared
3 17 (13.08%) DV Cleared
4 15 (11.54%) Cisco Certification
5 13 (10.00%) CCNP
6 6 (4.62%) CCDP
6 6 (4.62%) CCNA
7 5 (3.85%) BPSS Clearance
7 5 (3.85%) CISSP
7 5 (3.85%) JNCIS
8 4 (3.08%) CESG Certified Professional
8 4 (3.08%) CISM
8 4 (3.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (2.31%) Degree
10 2 (1.54%) AWS Certification
10 2 (1.54%) CCIP
10 2 (1.54%) MCSE
10 2 (1.54%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (1.54%) PMP
10 2 (1.54%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.38%) SLA
2 4 (3.08%) RMADS
3 3 (2.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (2.31%) NCSC
4 2 (1.54%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (1.54%) Government Security Classifications
5 1 (0.77%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.77%) NIST 800
5 1 (0.77%) QA
System Software
1 19 (14.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (7.69%) Virtual Machines
3 8 (6.15%) Active Directory
4 5 (3.85%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (3.08%) Docker
5 4 (3.08%) vSphere
6 3 (2.31%) Gluster
6 3 (2.31%) GlusterFS
6 3 (2.31%) LXC
6 3 (2.31%) NFS
6 3 (2.31%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (1.54%) Hyper-V
7 2 (1.54%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.77%) DFS Replication
8 1 (0.77%) Firmware
8 1 (0.77%) KVM
8 1 (0.77%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.77%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.77%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 9 (6.92%) Ansible
1 9 (6.92%) Kubernetes
2 6 (4.62%) PowerCLI
2 6 (4.62%) Terraform
2 6 (4.62%) vRealize
3 4 (3.08%) vCenter Server
4 2 (1.54%) AirWatch
4 2 (1.54%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (1.54%) ThinApp
5 1 (0.77%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (0.77%) Icinga
5 1 (0.77%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.77%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.77%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (0.77%) SCCM
5 1 (0.77%) SCDPM
5 1 (0.77%) SCOM
5 1 (0.77%) SCSM
5 1 (0.77%) SCVMM
5 1 (0.77%) WSUS
Vendors
1 27 (20.77%) Cisco
1 27 (20.77%) VMware
2 13 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 12 (9.23%) Juniper
4 9 (6.92%) Dell
4 9 (6.92%) HP
5 7 (5.38%) CheckPoint
6 6 (4.62%) Citrix
6 6 (4.62%) F5
6 6 (4.62%) Oracle
7 5 (3.85%) Brocade
8 4 (3.08%) McAfee
8 4 (3.08%) SAP
8 4 (3.08%) Veeam
9 3 (2.31%) IBM
9 3 (2.31%) Red Hat
10 2 (1.54%) Atlassian
10 2 (1.54%) BMC
10 2 (1.54%) SonicWALL
10 2 (1.54%) Sybase