Period
to 20 September 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 20 September 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
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 91 104 73
Rank change year-on-year +13 -31 +1
Contract jobs citing Data Centre 138 109 151
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.36% 1.98% 2.56%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 8.47% 7.09% 8.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 75 93
South West median daily rate £400 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +13.33% -16.67%
10th Percentile £209 £318 £300
90th Percentile £595 £613 £500
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 1 9
South West median hourly rate £46.00 £35.00 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.43% +42.86% +44.14%
10th Percentile £37.27 £35.00 £18.65
90th Percentile £47.00 £35.00 £29.30
England median hourly rate £27.50 £16.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year +71.88% -33.33% +8.47%

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 1,629 1,537 1,732
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 27.88% 27.96% 29.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,010 924 1,151
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £250 £225 £230
90th Percentile £575 £555 £563
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 78 113
South West median hourly rate £42.75 £40.25 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.21% +23.85% -13.33%
10th Percentile £17.29 £12.78 £12.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.50 £44.45
England median hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +8.80% - +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 20 September 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 20 September 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 20 September 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 +11 61 £500 -11.11% 19
Bristol -20 25 £390 +4.00% 5
Gloucestershire +19 21 £325 +66.67% 8
Cornwall -1 9 £250 - 3
Dorset -11 7 £625 +47.06% 4
Somerset +5 6 £324 -7.50% 4
Devon +2 1 - - 2
Data Centre
England

For the 6 months to 20 September 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 51 (36.96%) Windows
2 50 (36.23%) Microsoft
3 40 (28.99%) Cisco
3 40 (28.99%) Security Cleared
3 40 (28.99%) Windows Server
4 39 (28.26%) VMware
5 35 (25.36%) SC Cleared
6 33 (23.91%) Finance
7 31 (22.46%) Cisco Certification
8 29 (21.01%) Migration
9 28 (20.29%) Firewall
10 27 (19.57%) VMware Infrastructure
11 25 (18.12%) Microsoft Certification
11 25 (18.12%) ITIL
12 24 (17.39%) MCSA
12 24 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
13 23 (16.67%) CCNA
14 22 (15.94%) Active Directory
15 19 (13.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 18 (13.04%) JIRA
16 18 (13.04%) MS Exchange
16 18 (13.04%) vCenter Server
17 17 (12.32%) ITIL V3
17 17 (12.32%) MCSE
17 17 (12.32%) Atlassian
18 16 (11.59%) SCCM
18 16 (11.59%) Oracle
18 16 (11.59%) BGP
19 15 (10.87%) OSPF
19 15 (10.87%) Atlassian Bamboo

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 18 (13.04%) MS Exchange
2 15 (10.87%) Confluence
3 8 (5.80%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (4.35%) SharePoint
5 4 (2.90%) Apache
6 3 (2.17%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (1.45%) IIS
7 2 (1.45%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.72%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (0.72%) CMS
8 1 (0.72%) IBM Domino
8 1 (0.72%) MS Project Server
8 1 (0.72%) nginx
Applications
1 4 (2.90%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (2.90%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.72%) AutoCAD
2 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.72%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 12 (8.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (5.07%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.45%) Office 365
3 2 (1.45%) SaaS
4 1 (0.72%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.72%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (20.29%) Firewall
2 16 (11.59%) BGP
3 15 (10.87%) OSPF
4 12 (8.70%) VPN
5 11 (7.97%) Cisco IOS
6 10 (7.25%) Cisco Nexus
6 10 (7.25%) WAN
7 8 (5.80%) LAN
7 8 (5.80%) MPLS
8 7 (5.07%) DNS
8 7 (5.07%) Network Security
9 6 (4.35%) DMVPN
9 6 (4.35%) Multicast
9 6 (4.35%) TCP/IP
9 6 (4.35%) VXLAN
9 6 (4.35%) Wireless
10 5 (3.62%) Cisco ASA
11 4 (2.90%) Internet
11 4 (2.90%) SSH
11 4 (2.90%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.80%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.45%) Azure SQL Database
2 2 (1.45%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (1.45%) Power BI
3 1 (0.72%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (0.72%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (0.72%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.72%) DataStax
3 1 (0.72%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.72%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.72%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 18 (13.04%) JIRA
2 15 (10.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (1.45%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.72%) Git (software)
General
1 33 (23.91%) Finance
2 10 (7.25%) Banking
3 9 (6.52%) Law
4 8 (5.80%) Telecoms
5 7 (5.07%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.45%) Aerospace
6 2 (1.45%) Electronics
6 2 (1.45%) Marketing
6 2 (1.45%) Retail
7 1 (0.72%) Billing
7 1 (0.72%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.72%) Legal
Job Titles
1 23 (16.67%) Architect
2 21 (15.22%) Analyst
3 12 (8.70%) Solutions Architect
4 11 (7.97%) Consultant
4 11 (7.97%) Designer
4 11 (7.97%) Network Engineer
5 10 (7.25%) Data Analyst
6 9 (6.52%) Network Designer
7 8 (5.80%) Automation Engineer
7 8 (5.80%) Data Centre Analyst
7 8 (5.80%) PowerShell Engineer
7 8 (5.80%) Security Consultant
7 8 (5.80%) Senior Technician
7 8 (5.80%) Server Technician
8 7 (5.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 7 (5.07%) Project Manager
9 6 (4.35%) Data Architect
9 6 (4.35%) Data Centre Architect
10 4 (2.90%) Cloud Engineer
10 4 (2.90%) Infrastructure Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (6.52%) REST
2 7 (5.07%) .NET
3 5 (3.62%) Spine.js
4 3 (2.17%) AngularJS
4 3 (2.17%) JSON
4 3 (2.17%) React
4 3 (2.17%) RESTful
4 3 (2.17%) XML
5 2 (1.45%) Middleware
6 1 (0.72%) .NET Core
6 1 (0.72%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.72%) Velocity
6 1 (0.72%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.97%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (6.52%) Clustering
3 7 (5.07%) Computer Science
4 6 (4.35%) Management Information System
5 5 (3.62%) Hybrid Cloud
6 4 (2.90%) Replication
6 4 (2.90%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (1.45%) Online Banking
7 2 (1.45%) User Experience
8 1 (0.72%) Cloud Native
8 1 (0.72%) Cyberthreat
8 1 (0.72%) EMC VMAX
8 1 (0.72%) EMC VNX
8 1 (0.72%) Grid Computing
8 1 (0.72%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.72%) PKI
8 1 (0.72%) PMI
8 1 (0.72%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.72%) SWIFT
8 1 (0.72%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 51 (36.96%) Windows
2 40 (28.99%) Windows Server
3 15 (10.87%) Windows Server 2012
4 13 (9.42%) Linux
5 9 (6.52%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (5.80%) Windows 7
7 6 (4.35%) Windows 10
8 2 (1.45%) CentOS
8 2 (1.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.45%) Unix
9 1 (0.72%) Data ONTAP
9 1 (0.72%) Debian
9 1 (0.72%) SUSE
9 1 (0.72%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.72%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (21.01%) Migration
2 25 (18.12%) ITIL
3 24 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (12.32%) ITIL V3
5 14 (10.14%) Stakeholder Management
6 13 (9.42%) NsoIT
7 12 (8.70%) DevOps
7 12 (8.70%) Disaster Recovery
7 12 (8.70%) Problem-Solving
8 11 (7.97%) Configuration Management
8 11 (7.97%) Network Virtualisation
9 10 (7.25%) Microservices
9 10 (7.25%) Network Architecture
9 10 (7.25%) Reverse Engineering
9 10 (7.25%) Service Management
10 9 (6.52%) Programme Delivery
10 9 (6.52%) Security Hardening
11 8 (5.80%) Capacity Planning
11 8 (5.80%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 8 (5.80%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 15 (10.87%) PowerShell
2 7 (5.07%) SQL
3 6 (4.35%) Java
4 3 (2.17%) C
4 3 (2.17%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.72%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.72%) Perl
5 1 (0.72%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 40 (28.99%) Security Cleared
2 35 (25.36%) SC Cleared
3 31 (22.46%) Cisco Certification
4 25 (18.12%) Microsoft Certification
5 24 (17.39%) MCSA
6 23 (16.67%) CCNA
7 19 (13.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 17 (12.32%) MCSE
9 9 (6.52%) OCA
9 9 (6.52%) Oracle Certification
10 8 (5.80%) CCNP
10 8 (5.80%) CISSP
11 5 (3.62%) DV Cleared
12 4 (2.90%) CCIE
12 4 (2.90%) Degree
13 3 (2.17%) Computer Science Degree
14 2 (1.45%) APMP
14 2 (1.45%) AWS Certification
14 2 (1.45%) CCIE Security
15 1 (0.72%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.97%) SLA
2 2 (1.45%) GDPR
3 1 (0.72%) QA
System Software
1 27 (19.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (15.94%) Active Directory
3 12 (8.70%) vSphere
4 11 (7.97%) VMware Server
5 8 (5.80%) XenApp
6 5 (3.62%) Docker
7 4 (2.90%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 4 (2.90%) Virtual Servers
8 3 (2.17%) Hyper-V
8 3 (2.17%) NFS
8 3 (2.17%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (1.45%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.72%) DFS Replication
10 1 (0.72%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.72%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.72%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 18 (13.04%) vCenter Server
2 16 (11.59%) SCCM
3 10 (7.25%) PowerCLI
4 9 (6.52%) Microsoft Clustering
5 5 (3.62%) Kubernetes
6 4 (2.90%) Puppet
6 4 (2.90%) SCOM
6 4 (2.90%) WSUS
7 3 (2.17%) Ansible
7 3 (2.17%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.72%) Failover Clustering
8 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 1 (0.72%) Nagios
8 1 (0.72%) NetApp OnCommand
8 1 (0.72%) SCDPM
8 1 (0.72%) SCSM
8 1 (0.72%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.72%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 50 (36.23%) Microsoft
2 40 (28.99%) Cisco
3 39 (28.26%) VMware
4 17 (12.32%) Atlassian
5 16 (11.59%) Oracle
6 10 (7.25%) NetApp
7 8 (5.80%) Citrix
7 8 (5.80%) CommVault
8 7 (5.07%) CheckPoint
8 7 (5.07%) Juniper
9 4 (2.90%) F5
9 4 (2.90%) McAfee
10 3 (2.17%) Brocade
10 3 (2.17%) HP
10 3 (2.17%) Meraki
10 3 (2.17%) SolarWinds
11 2 (1.45%) Blue Coat
11 2 (1.45%) EMC
11 2 (1.45%) Fortinet
11 2 (1.45%) SAP