Period
to 21 July 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 21 July 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
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 99 87 63
Rank change year-on-year -12 -24 -1
Contract jobs citing Data Centre 108 124 190
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.02% 2.24% 3.15%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 7.76% 8.05% 10.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 99 117
South West median daily rate £388 £385 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.65% +2.67% -12.79%
10th Percentile £244 £247 £260
90th Percentile £638 £584 £575
England median daily rate £440 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +0.57% +2.94% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 0 8
South West median hourly rate £44.88 - £12.00
10th Percentile £37.19 - £11.78
90th Percentile £47.00 - £23.65
England median hourly rate £27.50 £15.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +77.42% -38.00% +25.00%

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 1,391 1,541 1,814
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 25.96% 27.82% 30.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 813 971 1,188
South West median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £250 £250 £225
90th Percentile £575 £550 £566
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 86 119
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +9.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £15.50 £12.16 £12.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £46.20
England median hourly rate £22.94 £19.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +17.64% -2.50% +11.11%

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 21 July 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 21 July 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 21 July 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 +13 39 £500 +2.04% 6
Gloucestershire +11 17 £325 +58.54% 6
Bristol -38 17 £394 +5.00% 9
Dorset -4 14 £625 +38.89% 4
Cornwall +2 7 £250 - 2
Somerset +12 6 £363 +11.54%
Devon +14 1 - - 2
Data Centre
England

For the 6 months to 21 July 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 40 (37.04%) Finance
2 31 (28.70%) Windows
2 31 (28.70%) Cisco
3 26 (24.07%) Microsoft
4 22 (20.37%) ITIL
5 20 (18.52%) VMware
6 19 (17.59%) Migration
6 19 (17.59%) Agile Software Development
7 18 (16.67%) Windows Server
8 17 (15.74%) Firewall
8 17 (15.74%) Security Cleared
9 15 (13.89%) SC Cleared
9 15 (13.89%) WAN
10 13 (12.04%) MCSA
10 13 (12.04%) Linux
10 13 (12.04%) Cisco Certification
10 13 (12.04%) Microsoft Certification
10 13 (12.04%) SCCM
10 13 (12.04%) Stakeholder Management
11 12 (11.11%) Telecoms
11 12 (11.11%) Banking
11 12 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
11 12 (11.11%) Active Directory
11 12 (11.11%) MS Exchange
11 12 (11.11%) LAN
12 11 (10.19%) SLA
12 11 (10.19%) VPN
12 11 (10.19%) BGP
12 11 (10.19%) Wireless
12 11 (10.19%) ITIL V3

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 12 (11.11%) MS Exchange
2 5 (4.63%) Apache
2 5 (4.63%) Confluence
3 4 (3.70%) Tomcat
4 3 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (2.78%) IIS
5 2 (1.85%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.93%) MS Project Server
6 1 (0.93%) nginx
Applications
1 3 (2.78%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.85%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.93%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 8 (7.41%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (3.70%) Serverless
3 2 (1.85%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (1.85%) IaaS
3 2 (1.85%) Office 365
3 2 (1.85%) SaaS
4 1 (0.93%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (15.74%) Firewall
2 15 (13.89%) WAN
3 12 (11.11%) LAN
4 11 (10.19%) BGP
4 11 (10.19%) Cisco Nexus
4 11 (10.19%) VPN
4 11 (10.19%) Wireless
5 10 (9.26%) OSPF
6 9 (8.33%) MPLS
7 8 (7.41%) Cisco IOS
8 7 (6.48%) Internet
8 7 (6.48%) TCP/IP
9 6 (5.56%) Network Security
9 6 (5.56%) SSH
10 5 (4.63%) Cisco ASA
10 5 (4.63%) DNS
11 4 (3.70%) HTTP
11 4 (3.70%) HTTPS
11 4 (3.70%) SMTP
11 4 (3.70%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.85%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (6.48%) JIRA
2 5 (4.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 4 (3.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.93%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 40 (37.04%) Finance
2 12 (11.11%) Banking
2 12 (11.11%) Telecoms
3 8 (7.41%) Law
4 3 (2.78%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.78%) Retail
5 1 (0.93%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.93%) Billing
5 1 (0.93%) Electronics
5 1 (0.93%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.93%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 18 (16.67%) Architect
2 15 (13.89%) Analyst
3 13 (12.04%) Consultant
4 12 (11.11%) Network Engineer
4 12 (11.11%) Solutions Architect
5 8 (7.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 8 (7.41%) Project Manager
5 8 (7.41%) Security Consultant
6 7 (6.48%) Designer
6 7 (6.48%) Network Designer
6 7 (6.48%) Senior Technician
6 7 (6.48%) Server Technician
7 5 (4.63%) AWS Engineer
7 5 (4.63%) Business Analyst
7 5 (4.63%) Cloud Engineer
7 5 (4.63%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (4.63%) Data Analyst
7 5 (4.63%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 5 (4.63%) Infrastructure Business Analyst
8 4 (3.70%) Senior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (9.26%) .NET
2 4 (3.70%) Middleware
2 4 (3.70%) REST
3 3 (2.78%) Spine.js
3 3 (2.78%) Web Services
4 2 (1.85%) XML
5 1 (0.93%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (5.56%) Hybrid Cloud
2 6 (5.56%) Management Information System
3 4 (3.70%) Clustering
4 3 (2.78%) Online Banking
5 2 (1.85%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.85%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.85%) SWIFT
5 2 (1.85%) User Experience
6 1 (0.93%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (0.93%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (0.93%) Grid Computing
6 1 (0.93%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (0.93%) PMI
6 1 (0.93%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.93%) Replication
6 1 (0.93%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 31 (28.70%) Windows
2 18 (16.67%) Windows Server
3 13 (12.04%) Linux
4 10 (9.26%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (7.41%) Windows 7
5 8 (7.41%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (4.63%) Windows 10
7 2 (1.85%) Unix
8 1 (0.93%) Data ONTAP
8 1 (0.93%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (20.37%) ITIL
2 19 (17.59%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (17.59%) Migration
3 13 (12.04%) Stakeholder Management
4 11 (10.19%) ITIL V3
5 10 (9.26%) Project Management
6 9 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
6 9 (8.33%) Service Management
7 8 (7.41%) Change Management
7 8 (7.41%) Configuration Management
7 8 (7.41%) Microservices
7 8 (7.41%) NsoIT
7 8 (7.41%) Programme Delivery
7 8 (7.41%) Security Hardening
8 7 (6.48%) Network Architecture
8 7 (6.48%) Network Virtualisation
9 5 (4.63%) Business Continuity
9 5 (4.63%) DevOps
9 5 (4.63%) Workflow
10 4 (3.70%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 8 (7.41%) Java
2 3 (2.78%) C
2 3 (2.78%) PowerShell
2 3 (2.78%) Python
3 2 (1.85%) SQL
4 1 (0.93%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 17 (15.74%) Security Cleared
2 15 (13.89%) SC Cleared
3 13 (12.04%) Cisco Certification
3 13 (12.04%) MCSA
3 13 (12.04%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (8.33%) CCNA
5 8 (7.41%) CISSP
6 5 (4.63%) MCSE
7 4 (3.70%) AWS Certification
7 4 (3.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (2.78%) CCNP
9 2 (1.85%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (1.85%) Degree
9 2 (1.85%) OCA
9 2 (1.85%) Oracle Certification
10 1 (0.93%) APMP
10 1 (0.93%) CCDP
10 1 (0.93%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.93%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.93%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (10.19%) SLA
2 2 (1.85%) GDPR
System Software
1 12 (11.11%) Active Directory
1 12 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (5.56%) vSphere
3 5 (4.63%) Virtual Servers
3 5 (4.63%) VMware Server
4 4 (3.70%) XenApp
5 3 (2.78%) Hyper-V
5 3 (2.78%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 3 (2.78%) NFS
5 3 (2.78%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (2.78%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (1.85%) Docker
7 1 (0.93%) DFS Replication
7 1 (0.93%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.93%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.93%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 13 (12.04%) SCCM
2 4 (3.70%) Cisco Prime
2 4 (3.70%) Microsoft Clustering
2 4 (3.70%) vCenter Server
3 3 (2.78%) PowerCLI
3 3 (2.78%) SCOM
3 3 (2.78%) WSUS
4 2 (1.85%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.93%) Endace
5 1 (0.93%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (0.93%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (0.93%) Nagios
5 1 (0.93%) NetApp OnCommand
5 1 (0.93%) SCDPM
5 1 (0.93%) SCSM
5 1 (0.93%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 31 (28.70%) Cisco
2 26 (24.07%) Microsoft
3 20 (18.52%) VMware
4 8 (7.41%) CheckPoint
5 7 (6.48%) Atlassian
5 7 (6.48%) Juniper
6 5 (4.63%) Citrix
6 5 (4.63%) HP
6 5 (4.63%) NetApp
7 4 (3.70%) Brocade
7 4 (3.70%) F5
7 4 (3.70%) ServiceNow
8 3 (2.78%) CommVault
8 3 (2.78%) McAfee
8 3 (2.78%) Meraki
8 3 (2.78%) Oracle
8 3 (2.78%) SolarWinds
8 3 (2.78%) Splunk
9 2 (1.85%) Dell
9 2 (1.85%) Fortinet