Period
to 17 July 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 17 July 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
17 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 70 104 86
Rank change year-on-year +34 -18 -24
Contract jobs citing Data Centre 200 104 122
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 3.19% 1.96% 2.22%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 10.67% 7.80% 8.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 54 97
South West median daily rate £425 £386 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.03% +0.32% +2.67%
10th Percentile £189 £240 £237
90th Percentile £575 £638 £586
England median daily rate £450 £450 £438
% change year-on-year - +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 0
South West median hourly rate £45.00 £44.88 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.28% - -
England median hourly rate £20.38 £27.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -25.89% +77.42% -41.51%

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 1,874 1,333 1,485
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 29.87% 25.11% 26.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,129 770 938
South West median daily rate £438 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.06% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £254 £245 £250
90th Percentile £625 £563 £550
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 87 82
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.41% +6.41%
10th Percentile £11.85 £15.49 £12.62
90th Percentile £50.63 £52.50 £50.00
England median hourly rate £20.75 £22.42 £19.66
% change year-on-year -7.45% +14.04% -1.70%

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 17 July 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 17 July 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 -13 60 £450 -7.69% 5
Gloucestershire +7 39 £475 +46.15% 13
Bristol +13 37 £425 +7.94% 16
Cornwall +13 18 £325 +30.00% 3
Dorset +2 18 £450 -28.00% 10
Devon +6 15 £223 - 1
Somerset -2 5 £198 -45.52% 3
Data Centre
England

For the 6 months to 17 July 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 86 (43.00%) Cisco
2 83 (41.50%) Windows
2 83 (41.50%) Security Cleared
3 68 (34.00%) VMware
4 62 (31.00%) Microsoft
5 58 (29.00%) Agile Software Development
6 53 (26.50%) Migration
7 52 (26.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 52 (26.00%) Windows Server
8 47 (23.50%) Cisco Certification
9 46 (23.00%) ITIL
9 46 (23.00%) DV Cleared
10 43 (21.50%) Firewall
11 42 (21.00%) SC Cleared
12 39 (19.50%) Active Directory
13 37 (18.50%) LAN
14 36 (18.00%) WAN
15 33 (16.50%) PowerShell
16 31 (15.50%) F5
17 30 (15.00%) Service Management
18 29 (14.50%) SCCM
19 28 (14.00%) Load Balancing
20 27 (13.50%) CCNA
20 27 (13.50%) Microsoft Certification
21 26 (13.00%) CCNP
21 26 (13.00%) DNS
21 26 (13.00%) Linux
21 26 (13.00%) MCSA
21 26 (13.00%) Microsoft Azure
21 26 (13.00%) Cisco Nexus

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 17 (8.50%) OpenStack
2 16 (8.00%) Confluence
2 16 (8.00%) MS Exchange
3 13 (6.50%) JBoss
4 10 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (4.50%) Skype for Business
6 8 (4.00%) SharePoint
7 7 (3.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 5 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (2.50%) IIS
8 5 (2.50%) SharePoint Server
9 3 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.50%) Apache
10 1 (0.50%) nginx
10 1 (0.50%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 2 (1.00%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 26 (13.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (11.50%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (8.50%) Office 365
3 17 (8.50%) OpenShift
4 12 (6.00%) IaaS
4 12 (6.00%) PaaS
5 11 (5.50%) Azure Stack
6 5 (2.50%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (1.50%) Amazon EKS
7 3 (1.50%) AWS Lambda
7 3 (1.50%) Serverless
8 2 (1.00%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.50%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 43 (21.50%) Firewall
2 37 (18.50%) LAN
3 36 (18.00%) WAN
4 26 (13.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 26 (13.00%) DNS
5 25 (12.50%) SAN
6 24 (12.00%) OSPF
7 23 (11.50%) BGP
8 21 (10.50%) DHCP
9 14 (7.00%) VPN
10 13 (6.50%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 13 (6.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 13 (6.50%) Wireless
11 12 (6.00%) Cisco ASA
11 12 (6.00%) Internet
11 12 (6.00%) NX-OS
12 11 (5.50%) Network Security
13 9 (4.50%) VoIP
14 7 (3.50%) Cisco IOS
14 7 (3.50%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.50%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.00%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (1.50%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 18 (9.00%) JIRA
2 16 (8.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 11 (5.50%) Git (software)
4 7 (3.50%) Bitbucket
5 4 (2.00%) Jenkins
6 2 (1.00%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 25 (12.50%) Finance
2 12 (6.00%) Telecoms
3 10 (5.00%) Banking
4 5 (2.50%) Retail
5 4 (2.00%) Local Government
6 3 (1.50%) Publishing
7 2 (1.00%) Back Office
8 1 (0.50%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.50%) Games
Job Titles
1 34 (17.00%) Network Engineer
2 27 (13.50%) Architect
3 20 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 15 (7.50%) Technical Architect
5 14 (7.00%) Automation Engineer
6 12 (6.00%) Consultant
6 12 (6.00%) Project Manager
7 11 (5.50%) Senior Network Engineer
7 11 (5.50%) Support Engineer
8 10 (5.00%) Analyst
8 10 (5.00%) Designer
8 10 (5.00%) PowerShell Engineer
9 8 (4.00%) Senior Technician
10 7 (3.50%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 7 (3.50%) Desktop Engineer
10 7 (3.50%) Desktop Support
10 7 (3.50%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 7 (3.50%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
11 6 (3.00%) Administrator
11 6 (3.00%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (8.50%) REST
2 14 (7.00%) Middleware
3 11 (5.50%) J2EE
4 4 (2.00%) Spine.js
5 3 (1.50%) Apache Avro
5 3 (1.50%) HTML
5 3 (1.50%) Kafka
6 2 (1.00%) .NET
6 2 (1.00%) Django
6 2 (1.00%) Java EE
6 2 (1.00%) Web Services
7 1 (0.50%) LDAP
7 1 (0.50%) Node.js
7 1 (0.50%) Spring
7 1 (0.50%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (7.50%) Clustering
1 15 (7.50%) Replication
2 13 (6.50%) User Experience
3 8 (4.00%) PKI
4 7 (3.50%) Fat Client
4 7 (3.50%) Management Information System
4 7 (3.50%) Private Cloud
4 7 (3.50%) Thin Client
5 5 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (2.50%) Driving Licence
5 5 (2.50%) Grid Computing
5 5 (2.50%) Hybrid Cloud
6 3 (1.50%) iPad
6 3 (1.50%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (1.00%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (1.00%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.50%) Cyberattack
8 1 (0.50%) Cybercrime
8 1 (0.50%) Fibre Optics
8 1 (0.50%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 83 (41.50%) Windows
2 52 (26.00%) Windows Server
3 26 (13.00%) Linux
3 26 (13.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 18 (9.00%) Windows 10
5 15 (7.50%) Unix
6 14 (7.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 13 (6.50%) Solaris
8 12 (6.00%) CentOS
9 10 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (1.50%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (1.00%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.50%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (29.00%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (26.50%) Migration
3 46 (23.00%) ITIL
4 30 (15.00%) Service Management
5 28 (14.00%) Load Balancing
6 25 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
7 24 (12.00%) Infrastructure Automation
7 24 (12.00%) Software Engineering
8 23 (11.50%) Deployment Automation
8 23 (11.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 20 (10.00%) Reverse Engineering
10 19 (9.50%) DevOps
10 19 (9.50%) NsoIT
11 18 (9.00%) Computer Science
12 13 (6.50%) Data Protection
13 12 (6.00%) Data Deduplication
13 12 (6.00%) Data Migration
14 11 (5.50%) Application Virtualisation
14 11 (5.50%) Break/Fix
14 11 (5.50%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 33 (16.50%) PowerShell
2 19 (9.50%) Python
3 16 (8.00%) Java
4 8 (4.00%) C
5 6 (3.00%) Shell Script
6 5 (2.50%) Bash Shell
6 5 (2.50%) Perl
7 3 (1.50%) Go
7 3 (1.50%) JavaScript
7 3 (1.50%) PHP
7 3 (1.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 83 (41.50%) Security Cleared
2 47 (23.50%) Cisco Certification
3 46 (23.00%) DV Cleared
4 42 (21.00%) SC Cleared
5 27 (13.50%) CCNA
5 27 (13.50%) Microsoft Certification
6 26 (13.00%) CCNP
6 26 (13.00%) MCSA
7 24 (12.00%) MCSE
8 22 (11.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 10 (5.00%) Oracle Certification
10 9 (4.50%) OCA
11 7 (3.50%) Degree
12 3 (1.50%) AWS Certification
13 2 (1.00%) CCIE
14 1 (0.50%) OCP
14 1 (0.50%) PMI Certification
14 1 (0.50%) PMP
14 1 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 1 (0.50%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (6.50%) SLA
2 4 (2.00%) Government Security Classifications
3 1 (0.50%) COBIT
3 1 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 52 (26.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 39 (19.50%) Active Directory
3 22 (11.00%) Hyper-V
4 21 (10.50%) VMware ESXi
5 18 (9.00%) Docker
5 18 (9.00%) Virtual Desktop
6 17 (8.50%) Virtual Machines
7 14 (7.00%) VMware NSX
8 11 (5.50%) DFS Replication
8 11 (5.50%) Microsoft App-V
9 7 (3.50%) XenApp
10 6 (3.00%) ProxySG
11 5 (2.50%) Firmware
11 5 (2.50%) oVirt
12 4 (2.00%) Virtual Servers
13 3 (1.50%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 3 (1.50%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 3 (1.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 3 (1.50%) Terminal Services
13 3 (1.50%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 29 (14.50%) SCCM
2 23 (11.50%) PowerCLI
2 23 (11.50%) SCOM
3 22 (11.00%) vCenter Server
4 18 (9.00%) Ansible
5 16 (8.00%) Kubernetes
6 15 (7.50%) Failover Clustering
6 15 (7.50%) Microsoft Clustering
6 15 (7.50%) SCVMM
6 15 (7.50%) WSUS
7 13 (6.50%) Puppet
8 11 (5.50%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 11 (5.50%) SCDPM
8 11 (5.50%) SCSM
8 11 (5.50%) vRealize
9 4 (2.00%) Terraform
10 3 (1.50%) Grafana
10 3 (1.50%) NetBackup
10 3 (1.50%) Packer
11 2 (1.00%) systemd
Vendors
1 86 (43.00%) Cisco
2 68 (34.00%) VMware
3 62 (31.00%) Microsoft
4 31 (15.50%) F5
5 21 (10.50%) HP
6 19 (9.50%) Juniper
7 16 (8.00%) Atlassian
8 15 (7.50%) CheckPoint
9 14 (7.00%) Red Hat
9 14 (7.00%) ServiceNow
10 12 (6.00%) Oracle
11 11 (5.50%) Micro Focus
12 10 (5.00%) Aruba
12 10 (5.00%) Blue Coat
12 10 (5.00%) Citrix
12 10 (5.00%) Dell
13 8 (4.00%) NetApp
14 7 (3.50%) Aerohive Networks
15 5 (2.50%) Palo Alto
15 5 (2.50%) Sun