Period
to 19 January 2019

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 19 January 2019 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
19 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 80 133 92
Rank change year-on-year +53 -41 -27
Contract jobs citing Data Centre 175 66 121
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.76% 1.25% 2.27%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 9.60% 4.86% 8.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 20 72
South West median daily rate £425 £375 £386
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -2.91% +3.00%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £263
90th Percentile £575 £613 £588
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 7 17
South West median hourly rate £41.53 £15.00 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +176.87% -25.93% +15.75%
10th Percentile £32.50 £10.10 £11.70
90th Percentile £47.00 £34.25 £25.15
England median hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year +8.80% -15.79% -24.23%

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 1,823 1,358 1,508
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 28.77% 25.80% 28.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,140 823 1,030
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £263 £188 £225
90th Percentile £588 £550 £563
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 67 112
South West median hourly rate £41.50 £30.00 £27.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.33% +8.34% -26.16%
10th Percentile £15.03 £11.62 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £57.03 £44.20
England median hourly rate £21.00 £20.66 £20.00
% change year-on-year +1.67% +3.28% +0.88%

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 19 January 2019.

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 19 January 2019.

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 19 January 2019. 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 -6 69 £500 -16.74% 9
Bristol +23 53 £389 +3.67% 16
Dorset +11 19 £488 +14.71% 7
Gloucestershire -8 12 £325 - 2
Devon +5 7 £375 -16.67% 3
Somerset - 5 £413 - 1
Cornwall - 3 £375 - 7
Data Centre
England

For the 6 months to 19 January 2019, 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 63 (36.00%) Security Cleared
2 60 (34.29%) VMware
2 60 (34.29%) Windows
2 60 (34.29%) Cisco
3 57 (32.57%) Microsoft
4 54 (30.86%) SC Cleared
5 51 (29.14%) Windows Server
6 47 (26.86%) Migration
7 46 (26.29%) VMware Infrastructure
8 43 (24.57%) Agile Software Development
8 43 (24.57%) Firewall
9 34 (19.43%) Active Directory
9 34 (19.43%) Cisco Certification
10 29 (16.57%) Finance
11 28 (16.00%) VPN
12 27 (15.43%) vCenter Server
13 26 (14.86%) JIRA
14 25 (14.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 25 (14.29%) SQL Server
14 25 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
15 24 (13.71%) Linux
16 23 (13.14%) CCNA
17 22 (12.57%) OSPF
17 22 (12.57%) BGP
18 21 (12.00%) Microsoft Certification
19 20 (11.43%) MCSE
19 20 (11.43%) PowerShell
19 20 (11.43%) Atlassian
19 20 (11.43%) Confluence
19 20 (11.43%) Continuous Improvement

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 20 (11.43%) Confluence
2 15 (8.57%) MS Exchange
3 10 (5.71%) Apache
4 9 (5.14%) JBoss
5 8 (4.57%) IIS
6 7 (4.00%) nginx
6 7 (4.00%) SharePoint
7 6 (3.43%) Exchange Server 2010
7 6 (3.43%) Skype for Business
8 4 (2.29%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.57%) Cloud Foundry
9 1 (0.57%) CMS
9 1 (0.57%) IBM Domino
9 1 (0.57%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (1.71%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.14%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.57%) AutoCAD
3 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 19 (10.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (2.29%) IaaS
4 3 (1.71%) Office 365
4 3 (1.71%) PaaS
5 1 (0.57%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.57%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 43 (24.57%) Firewall
2 28 (16.00%) VPN
3 22 (12.57%) BGP
3 22 (12.57%) OSPF
4 19 (10.86%) DNS
5 18 (10.29%) Cisco Nexus
6 10 (5.71%) Wireless
7 9 (5.14%) Cisco ASA
7 9 (5.14%) IPsec
7 9 (5.14%) SAN
8 8 (4.57%) Cisco Wireless
8 8 (4.57%) Skype
8 8 (4.57%) SSL
9 7 (4.00%) DMVPN
9 7 (4.00%) Multicast
9 7 (4.00%) Network Security
9 7 (4.00%) WAN
10 6 (3.43%) Cisco IOS
10 6 (3.43%) LAN
11 5 (2.86%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.29%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (1.14%) Azure SQL Database
3 2 (1.14%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.14%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.14%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (1.14%) Power BI
4 1 (0.57%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.57%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (0.57%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.57%) Big Data
4 1 (0.57%) DataStax
4 1 (0.57%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.57%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 26 (14.86%) JIRA
2 18 (10.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (1.71%) Git (software)
4 2 (1.14%) Bitbucket
4 2 (1.14%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.57%) IBM UrbanCode
5 1 (0.57%) Jenkins
General
1 29 (16.57%) Finance
2 10 (5.71%) Telecoms
3 9 (5.14%) Back Office
4 8 (4.57%) Manufacturing
5 5 (2.86%) Electronics
5 5 (2.86%) Marketing
5 5 (2.86%) Publishing
6 3 (1.71%) Aerospace
6 3 (1.71%) Retail
7 2 (1.14%) Banking
7 2 (1.14%) Law
7 2 (1.14%) Legal
8 1 (0.57%) Military
Job Titles
1 38 (21.71%) Architect
2 22 (12.57%) Network Engineer
3 20 (11.43%) Project Manager
4 14 (8.00%) Solutions Architect
5 13 (7.43%) Analyst
5 13 (7.43%) Consultant
6 12 (6.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 10 (5.71%) Technical Manager
8 9 (5.14%) Automation Engineer
8 9 (5.14%) PowerShell Engineer
8 9 (5.14%) Technical Project Manager
9 8 (4.57%) Designer
10 7 (4.00%) Data Centre Architect
10 7 (4.00%) Infrastructure Manager
10 7 (4.00%) Network Architect
10 7 (4.00%) Senior Network Engineer
11 6 (3.43%) Data Analyst
11 6 (3.43%) Infrastructure Architect
11 6 (3.43%) Network Designer
11 6 (3.43%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (6.86%) .NET
2 9 (5.14%) Java EE
3 8 (4.57%) REST
4 4 (2.29%) .NET Framework
4 4 (2.29%) Spine.js
5 3 (1.71%) AngularJS
5 3 (1.71%) JSON
5 3 (1.71%) React
5 3 (1.71%) RESTful
5 3 (1.71%) XML
6 1 (0.57%) .NET Core
6 1 (0.57%) COM
6 1 (0.57%) Middleware
6 1 (0.57%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 19 (10.86%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (6.29%) Self-Motivation
3 7 (4.00%) Private Cloud
4 6 (3.43%) Clustering
4 6 (3.43%) Video Conferencing
5 5 (2.86%) PKI
5 5 (2.86%) Replication
6 4 (2.29%) Public Cloud
7 3 (1.71%) Hybrid Cloud
7 3 (1.71%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.14%) Cloud Native
8 2 (1.14%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.57%) Cyberthreat
9 1 (0.57%) EMC VMAX
9 1 (0.57%) EMC VNX
9 1 (0.57%) HP Storage
9 1 (0.57%) NHS
9 1 (0.57%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 60 (34.29%) Windows
2 51 (29.14%) Windows Server
3 24 (13.71%) Linux
4 15 (8.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (5.71%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (5.14%) Windows 10
7 7 (4.00%) SUSE
8 4 (2.29%) CentOS
8 4 (2.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (1.14%) Ubuntu
9 2 (1.14%) VMS
9 2 (1.14%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.57%) Debian
10 1 (0.57%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (0.57%) Unix
10 1 (0.57%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (26.86%) Migration
2 43 (24.57%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
4 20 (11.43%) Continuous Improvement
5 19 (10.86%) ITIL
5 19 (10.86%) Load Balancing
6 18 (10.29%) Microservices
6 18 (10.29%) Stakeholder Management
7 16 (9.14%) NsoIT
7 16 (9.14%) Service Management
8 15 (8.57%) DevOps
9 14 (8.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 13 (7.43%) Computer Science
11 12 (6.86%) Network Virtualisation
11 12 (6.86%) Reverse Engineering
12 11 (6.29%) Project Management
12 11 (6.29%) Test Strategy
13 9 (5.14%) Network Architecture
13 9 (5.14%) Server Management
13 9 (5.14%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 20 (11.43%) PowerShell
2 12 (6.86%) SQL
3 11 (6.29%) Java
4 3 (1.71%) JavaScript
4 3 (1.71%) Perl
5 2 (1.14%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.57%) C
6 1 (0.57%) Python
Qualifications
1 63 (36.00%) Security Cleared
2 54 (30.86%) SC Cleared
3 34 (19.43%) Cisco Certification
4 25 (14.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 23 (13.14%) CCNA
6 21 (12.00%) Microsoft Certification
7 20 (11.43%) MCSE
8 18 (10.29%) MCSA
9 12 (6.86%) CCNP
10 11 (6.29%) DV Cleared
10 11 (6.29%) OCA
10 11 (6.29%) Oracle Certification
11 7 (4.00%) CCIE
12 6 (3.43%) Degree
13 2 (1.14%) AWS Certification
13 2 (1.14%) CCIE Security
13 2 (1.14%) Chartered Engineer
13 2 (1.14%) Computer Science Degree
13 2 (1.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 1 (0.57%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.29%) SLA
2 2 (1.14%) GDPR
3 1 (0.57%) PMO
3 1 (0.57%) QA
System Software
1 46 (26.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 34 (19.43%) Active Directory
3 16 (9.14%) vSphere
4 9 (5.14%) Virtual Servers
5 8 (4.57%) Docker
5 8 (4.57%) Hyper-V
6 7 (4.00%) VMware ESXi
6 7 (4.00%) VMware Server
6 7 (4.00%) XenApp
7 6 (3.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (1.14%) Forefront TMG
8 2 (1.14%) ISA Server
8 2 (1.14%) UAG
8 2 (1.14%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (1.14%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.57%) ProxySG
9 1 (0.57%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 27 (15.43%) vCenter Server
2 12 (6.86%) PowerCLI
3 9 (5.14%) SCCM
4 8 (4.57%) Kubernetes
5 7 (4.00%) Nagios
6 6 (3.43%) McAfee ePO
6 6 (3.43%) Microsoft Clustering
7 5 (2.86%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (2.86%) Puppet
8 4 (2.29%) Ansible
8 4 (2.29%) Single Sign-On
9 2 (1.14%) NetBackup
10 1 (0.57%) SCOM
10 1 (0.57%) Terraform
10 1 (0.57%) WSUS
10 1 (0.57%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 60 (34.29%) Cisco
1 60 (34.29%) VMware
2 57 (32.57%) Microsoft
3 20 (11.43%) Atlassian
4 19 (10.86%) Oracle
5 14 (8.00%) F5
6 11 (6.29%) HP
6 11 (6.29%) Juniper
7 10 (5.71%) Red Hat
8 9 (5.14%) Citrix
9 8 (4.57%) McAfee
10 7 (4.00%) Aerohive Networks
10 7 (4.00%) CommVault
10 7 (4.00%) Fortinet
10 7 (4.00%) jetNEXUS
10 7 (4.00%) SolarWinds
11 6 (3.43%) NetApp
11 6 (3.43%) SAP
12 5 (2.86%) CheckPoint
13 4 (2.29%) CyberArk