Period
to 16 November 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 16 November 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
16 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 81 84 123
Rank change year-on-year +3 +39 -36
Contract jobs citing Data Centre 175 163 84
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.72% 2.59% 1.48%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 9.69% 8.96% 5.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 85 49
South West median daily rate £444 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.41% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £215 £231 £320
90th Percentile £650 £590 £488
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 17 2
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £46.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.04% +100.00% -4.17%
England median hourly rate £35.00 £22.01 £17.75
% change year-on-year +59.02% +24.00% -26.04%

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 1,806 1,820 1,556
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 28.08% 28.88% 27.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,139 1,133 954
South West median daily rate £450 £425 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.92% +8.90%
10th Percentile £260 £250 £191
90th Percentile £613 £575 £538
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 87 81
South West median hourly rate £41.00 £42.50 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.53% +8.97% +52.94%
10th Percentile £16.03 £16.09 £12.09
90th Percentile £55.00 £52.50 £58.75
England median hourly rate £22.50 £20.25 £20.00
% change year-on-year +11.14% +1.23% -

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 16 November 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
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 16 November 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 -17 67 £475 -5.00% 11
Bristol +21 51 £410 +5.81% 13
Gloucestershire +9 25 £450 +38.46% 7
Devon +7 15 £413 +10.00% 3
Dorset -3 12 £450 -12.20% 8
Somerset -2 3 £193 -2.53% 4
Data Centre
England

For the 6 months to 16 November 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 51 (29.14%) Cisco
2 50 (28.57%) Windows
2 50 (28.57%) Security Cleared
3 48 (27.43%) VMware
4 42 (24.00%) Migration
5 39 (22.29%) VMware Infrastructure
6 37 (21.14%) Agile Software Development
7 35 (20.00%) ITIL
8 32 (18.29%) Finance
8 32 (18.29%) DV Cleared
9 31 (17.71%) Linux
10 29 (16.57%) Microsoft
10 29 (16.57%) Windows Server
11 26 (14.86%) Active Directory
11 26 (14.86%) Firewall
12 24 (13.71%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 24 (13.71%) SC Cleared
12 24 (13.71%) DevOps
13 22 (12.57%) OpenShift
14 21 (12.00%) Ansible
14 21 (12.00%) F5
14 21 (12.00%) Dell
15 20 (11.43%) Load Balancing
15 20 (11.43%) Cisco Certification
15 20 (11.43%) Azure
15 20 (11.43%) Virtual Machines
16 19 (10.86%) Docker
16 19 (10.86%) HP
17 18 (10.29%) WAN
17 18 (10.29%) Telecoms

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 8 (4.57%) OpenStack
2 7 (4.00%) Apache
2 7 (4.00%) MS Exchange
2 7 (4.00%) nginx
3 6 (3.43%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (2.86%) Skype for Business
5 3 (1.71%) Confluence
5 3 (1.71%) JBoss
6 2 (1.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (1.14%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.57%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (2.29%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (2.29%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.14%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 22 (12.57%) OpenShift
2 20 (11.43%) Azure
3 15 (8.57%) AWS
4 10 (5.71%) Office 365
5 5 (2.86%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (1.71%) Azure Stack
6 3 (1.71%) IaaS
6 3 (1.71%) PaaS
7 2 (1.14%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (1.14%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.57%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 26 (14.86%) Firewall
2 18 (10.29%) WAN
3 17 (9.71%) Cisco Nexus
4 16 (9.14%) LAN
5 15 (8.57%) DHCP
5 15 (8.57%) OSPF
6 14 (8.00%) BGP
6 14 (8.00%) DNS
6 14 (8.00%) Network Security
6 14 (8.00%) VPN
7 13 (7.43%) SAN
8 9 (5.14%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 9 (5.14%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 9 (5.14%) Internet
8 9 (5.14%) TCP/IP
9 8 (4.57%) Cisco ASA
9 8 (4.57%) NX-OS
9 8 (4.57%) Skype
9 8 (4.57%) Wireless
10 6 (3.43%) FabricPath
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.57%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.86%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (1.71%) Big Data
3 3 (1.71%) SQL Server 2014
3 3 (1.71%) SQL Server 2016
3 3 (1.71%) SQL Server 2017
4 2 (1.14%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 3 (1.71%) JIRA
2 2 (1.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (0.57%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.57%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 32 (18.29%) Finance
2 18 (10.29%) Telecoms
3 17 (9.71%) Public Sector
4 12 (6.86%) Banking
5 11 (6.29%) Retail
6 7 (4.00%) Publishing
7 3 (1.71%) Electronics
7 3 (1.71%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.71%) Marketing
8 1 (0.57%) Games
Job Titles
1 25 (14.29%) Network Engineer
2 21 (12.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 19 (10.86%) Architect
4 12 (6.86%) Project Manager
5 11 (6.29%) DevOps Engineer
6 9 (5.14%) Consultant
6 9 (5.14%) Deployment Engineer
7 8 (4.57%) Analyst
7 8 (4.57%) Designer
7 8 (4.57%) DevSecOps Engineer
8 7 (4.00%) Network Architect
8 7 (4.00%) Technical Architect
9 6 (3.43%) Administrator
9 6 (3.43%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
9 6 (3.43%) Support Engineer
10 5 (2.86%) Azure Engineer
10 5 (2.86%) Cisco Engineer
10 5 (2.86%) IT Manager
10 5 (2.86%) Systems Administrator
10 5 (2.86%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.00%) YAML
2 3 (1.71%) J2EE
2 3 (1.71%) Middleware
2 3 (1.71%) REST
3 2 (1.14%) Apache Avro
3 2 (1.14%) HTML
3 2 (1.14%) Kafka
3 2 (1.14%) LDAP
3 2 (1.14%) Web Services
4 1 (0.57%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (7.43%) Replication
2 12 (6.86%) Clustering
3 8 (4.57%) Driving Licence
4 7 (4.00%) Management Information System
4 7 (4.00%) User Experience
5 6 (3.43%) Private Cloud
6 5 (2.86%) Grid Computing
7 4 (2.29%) Fat Client
7 4 (2.29%) Public Cloud
7 4 (2.29%) Thin Client
8 3 (1.71%) Linux Command Line
9 2 (1.14%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (1.14%) CESG
9 2 (1.14%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.57%) CMDB
10 1 (0.57%) e-Learning
10 1 (0.57%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.57%) Fibre Optics
10 1 (0.57%) PKI
10 1 (0.57%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 50 (28.57%) Windows
2 31 (17.71%) Linux
3 29 (16.57%) Windows Server
4 16 (9.14%) Windows 10
5 14 (8.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (5.71%) Windows 7
7 8 (4.57%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (2.29%) Unix
8 4 (2.29%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (1.71%) CentOS
9 3 (1.71%) Solaris
10 1 (0.57%) AIX
10 1 (0.57%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (24.00%) Migration
2 37 (21.14%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (20.00%) ITIL
4 24 (13.71%) DevOps
4 24 (13.71%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 20 (11.43%) Load Balancing
6 13 (7.43%) Service Management
7 12 (6.86%) Data Protection
7 12 (6.86%) Stakeholder Management
8 10 (5.71%) Break/Fix
9 9 (5.14%) Cybersecurity
9 9 (5.14%) DevSecOps
9 9 (5.14%) High Availability
9 9 (5.14%) Infrastructure as Code
9 9 (5.14%) Risk Management
10 8 (4.57%) Machine Learning
10 8 (4.57%) Microservices
10 8 (4.57%) Project Management
10 8 (4.57%) Service Design
10 8 (4.57%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 17 (9.71%) PowerShell
2 11 (6.29%) Python
3 6 (3.43%) Java
4 5 (2.86%) Bash Shell
4 5 (2.86%) Perl
4 5 (2.86%) Shell Script
5 3 (1.71%) C
5 3 (1.71%) SQL
6 2 (1.14%) Go
6 2 (1.14%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.14%) PHP
Qualifications
1 50 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 32 (18.29%) DV Cleared
3 24 (13.71%) SC Cleared
4 20 (11.43%) Cisco Certification
5 17 (9.71%) CCNP
6 6 (3.43%) CESG Certified Professional
6 6 (3.43%) Degree
7 5 (2.86%) CCNA
8 4 (2.29%) CCDP
8 4 (2.29%) CISM
8 4 (2.29%) CISSP
9 3 (1.71%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (1.71%) PMP
9 3 (1.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (1.14%) CISMP
10 2 (1.14%) ISEB
10 2 (1.14%) ISEB Practitioner
10 2 (1.14%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
10 2 (1.14%) PMI Certification
10 2 (1.14%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (2.29%) Government Security Classifications
3 3 (1.71%) NCSC
3 3 (1.71%) RMADS
4 2 (1.14%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (1.14%) ISO 31000
4 2 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 2 (1.14%) SLA
5 1 (0.57%) COBIT
5 1 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 39 (22.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 26 (14.86%) Active Directory
3 20 (11.43%) Virtual Machines
4 19 (10.86%) Docker
5 18 (10.29%) Hyper-V
6 15 (8.57%) VMware ESXi
7 11 (6.29%) Virtual Desktop
8 8 (4.57%) VMware NSX
9 7 (4.00%) DFS Replication
9 7 (4.00%) Gluster
9 7 (4.00%) GlusterFS
9 7 (4.00%) LXC
9 7 (4.00%) Microsoft App-V
9 7 (4.00%) NFS
9 7 (4.00%) vSphere
10 5 (2.86%) oVirt
11 4 (2.29%) KVM
12 3 (1.71%) Terminal Services
12 3 (1.71%) XenApp
13 2 (1.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 21 (12.00%) Ansible
2 17 (9.71%) Kubernetes
3 15 (8.57%) SCVMM
4 12 (6.86%) Failover Clustering
4 12 (6.86%) Microsoft Clustering
5 11 (6.29%) SCCM
5 11 (6.29%) Terraform
6 10 (5.71%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 7 (4.00%) SCDPM
7 7 (4.00%) SCOM
7 7 (4.00%) SCSM
7 7 (4.00%) WSUS
8 6 (3.43%) vRealize
9 4 (2.29%) vCenter Server
10 3 (1.71%) NetBackup
10 3 (1.71%) Puppet
11 2 (1.14%) Cisco CUCM
11 2 (1.14%) Cisco UCCX
11 2 (1.14%) Grafana
11 2 (1.14%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 51 (29.14%) Cisco
2 48 (27.43%) VMware
3 29 (16.57%) Microsoft
4 21 (12.00%) Dell
4 21 (12.00%) F5
5 19 (10.86%) HP
6 13 (7.43%) Citrix
7 11 (6.29%) CheckPoint
7 11 (6.29%) Red Hat
8 10 (5.71%) Juniper
9 7 (4.00%) Aruba
10 6 (3.43%) Aerohive Networks
10 6 (3.43%) Blue Coat
10 6 (3.43%) ServiceNow
11 5 (2.86%) IronPort
11 5 (2.86%) Sun
12 4 (2.29%) Palo Alto
13 3 (1.71%) Micro Focus
13 3 (1.71%) NetApp
13 3 (1.71%) SAP