Period
to 25 February 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 25 February 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
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 130 90 60
Rank change year-on-year -40 -30 +3
Contract jobs citing Data Centre 58 126 206
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.13% 2.31% 3.32%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.45% 8.61% 11.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 78 128
South West median daily rate £390 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% - -6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £253 £211
90th Percentile £638 £595 £528
England median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 12 9
South West median hourly rate £15.00 £18.50 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.92% +54.17% -50.00%
10th Percentile £10.00 £12.05 £11.83
90th Percentile £30.88 £25.65 £20.15
England median hourly rate £20.02 £22.90 £30.19
% change year-on-year -12.58% -24.15% +43.76%

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 1,304 1,463 1,828
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 25.34% 26.85% 29.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 772 1,005 1,207
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +2.74% -2.67%
10th Percentile £200 £225 £213
90th Percentile £558 £575 £513
England median daily rate £463 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +5.71% +2.94% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 97 111
South West median hourly rate £32.50 £35.75 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.09% -8.33% +32.20%
10th Percentile £11.80 £10.60 £12.50
90th Percentile £53.53 £46.45 £47.50
England median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +12.50% - +14.29%

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 25 February 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 25 February 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 25 February 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 +2 23 £500 +5.26% 8
Dorset 0 15 £425 +3.03% 7
Gloucestershire +11 8 £393 +42.73% 3
Bristol -51 6 £338 -10.00% 10
Devon +2 1 £450 +143.24%
Somerset - 1 £275 - 2
Data Centre
England

For the 6 months to 25 February 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 19 (32.76%) Linux
2 16 (27.59%) Finance
3 15 (25.86%) Cisco
4 11 (18.97%) VMware
5 10 (17.24%) HP
6 9 (15.52%) WAN
6 9 (15.52%) Firewall
7 8 (13.79%) Service Management
7 8 (13.79%) Windows
7 8 (13.79%) Security Cleared
7 8 (13.79%) Kubernetes
8 7 (12.07%) Programme Delivery
8 7 (12.07%) LAN
8 7 (12.07%) Workflow
8 7 (12.07%) Migration
8 7 (12.07%) Law
9 6 (10.34%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (10.34%) Service Delivery
9 6 (10.34%) ITIL
9 6 (10.34%) Dell
9 6 (10.34%) SLA
9 6 (10.34%) Microsoft
9 6 (10.34%) Terraform
9 6 (10.34%) VMware Infrastructure
9 6 (10.34%) OWASP
9 6 (10.34%) Cisco Nexus
10 5 (8.62%) IaaS
10 5 (8.62%) Amazon AWS
10 5 (8.62%) SC Cleared
10 5 (8.62%) Server Virtualisation

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 (3.45%) Apache
1 2 (3.45%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.72%) IIS
2 1 (1.72%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.72%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (6.90%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (3.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (6.90%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.72%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.62%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (8.62%) IaaS
2 2 (3.45%) Office 365
2 2 (3.45%) Serverless
3 1 (1.72%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (1.72%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (15.52%) Firewall
1 9 (15.52%) WAN
2 7 (12.07%) LAN
3 6 (10.34%) Cisco Nexus
4 4 (6.90%) Internet
4 4 (6.90%) SAN
4 4 (6.90%) TCP/IP
5 3 (5.17%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (5.17%) Network Security
5 3 (5.17%) SSH
6 2 (3.45%) BGP
6 2 (3.45%) Cisco ISE
6 2 (3.45%) DNS
6 2 (3.45%) MPLS
6 2 (3.45%) OSPF
6 2 (3.45%) SMS
6 2 (3.45%) SNMP
6 2 (3.45%) VoIP
6 2 (3.45%) VPN
7 1 (1.72%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.45%) RDBMS
1 2 (3.45%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.72%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.72%) MySQL
2 1 (1.72%) Oracle Exadata
2 1 (1.72%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.72%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 16 (27.59%) Finance
2 7 (12.07%) Law
3 3 (5.17%) Banking
4 2 (3.45%) Retail
5 1 (1.72%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.72%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.72%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (18.97%) Architect
2 10 (17.24%) Consultant
3 8 (13.79%) AWS Engineer
4 7 (12.07%) AWS Consultant
4 7 (12.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 7 (12.07%) Security Consultant
5 6 (10.34%) Kubernetes Engineer
5 6 (10.34%) Network Engineer
5 6 (10.34%) Security Engineer
5 6 (10.34%) VMware Engineer
6 5 (8.62%) Analyst
6 5 (8.62%) Solutions Architect
7 4 (6.90%) Administrator
7 4 (6.90%) Data Centre Engineer
7 4 (6.90%) Project Manager
8 3 (5.17%) Delivery Manager
8 3 (5.17%) DV Cleared Project Manager
8 3 (5.17%) Linux Administrator
8 3 (5.17%) Migration Engineer
8 3 (5.17%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.17%) .NET
1 3 (5.17%) Middleware
2 2 (3.45%) XML
3 1 (1.72%) JSON
3 1 (1.72%) JSP
3 1 (1.72%) LAMP
3 1 (1.72%) LDAP
3 1 (1.72%) REST
3 1 (1.72%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.62%) Management Information System
2 4 (6.90%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.45%) EMC VNX
3 2 (3.45%) N-Tier
3 2 (3.45%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.72%) Cyber Defence
4 1 (1.72%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (1.72%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.72%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (1.72%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.72%) Mobile Banking
4 1 (1.72%) Online Banking
4 1 (1.72%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 19 (32.76%) Linux
2 8 (13.79%) Windows
3 4 (6.90%) Windows Vista
4 1 (1.72%) CentOS
4 1 (1.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.72%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (13.79%) Service Management
2 7 (12.07%) Migration
2 7 (12.07%) Programme Delivery
2 7 (12.07%) Workflow
3 6 (10.34%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (10.34%) ITIL
3 6 (10.34%) OWASP
3 6 (10.34%) Service Delivery
4 5 (8.62%) Data Centre Operations
4 5 (8.62%) ITSM
4 5 (8.62%) Server Virtualisation
5 4 (6.90%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (6.90%) Time Management
6 3 (5.17%) DevOps
6 3 (5.17%) Network Architecture
6 3 (5.17%) Network Management
6 3 (5.17%) Project Management
6 3 (5.17%) Systems Analysis
6 3 (5.17%) Validation
7 2 (3.45%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.17%) Python
1 3 (5.17%) SQL
2 2 (3.45%) Java
2 2 (3.45%) Perl
3 1 (1.72%) PHP
Qualifications
1 8 (13.79%) Security Cleared
2 5 (8.62%) SC Cleared
3 3 (5.17%) AWS Certification
3 3 (5.17%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.72%) CCIE
4 1 (1.72%) CCNP
4 1 (1.72%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.72%) CISSP
4 1 (1.72%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.34%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (10.34%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (6.90%) VMware ESXi
2 4 (6.90%) vSphere
3 3 (5.17%) Active Directory
4 2 (3.45%) Docker
4 2 (3.45%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.72%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.72%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (1.72%) Xen
Systems Management
1 8 (13.79%) Kubernetes
2 6 (10.34%) Terraform
3 1 (1.72%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (1.72%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (1.72%) Endace
3 1 (1.72%) FortiGate
3 1 (1.72%) Puppet
3 1 (1.72%) Red Hat Spacewalk
3 1 (1.72%) vRealize
Vendors
1 15 (25.86%) Cisco
2 11 (18.97%) VMware
3 10 (17.24%) HP
4 6 (10.34%) Dell
4 6 (10.34%) Microsoft
5 4 (6.90%) BMC
5 4 (6.90%) IBM
5 4 (6.90%) Remedy
6 3 (5.17%) CheckPoint
6 3 (5.17%) EMC
6 3 (5.17%) Juniper
6 3 (5.17%) ServiceNow
6 3 (5.17%) Splunk
7 2 (3.45%) Brocade
7 2 (3.45%) F5
7 2 (3.45%) Micro Focus
7 2 (3.45%) Oracle
8 1 (1.72%) Fortinet
8 1 (1.72%) NetScout
8 1 (1.72%) Red Hat