Period
to 14 November 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 14 November 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
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 87 123 85
Rank change year-on-year +36 -38 -15
Contract jobs citing Data Centre 163 85 134
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.58% 1.51% 2.30%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 8.63% 5.34% 7.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 51 84
South West median daily rate £438 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.42% +3.75% -1.84%
10th Percentile £231 £325 £263
90th Percentile £615 £488 £588
England median daily rate £438 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +2.94% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 2 13
South West median hourly rate £46.00 £23.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +100.00% -4.17% +45.45%
10th Percentile £37.78 £12.95 £11.40
90th Percentile £47.00 £32.65 £25.55
England median hourly rate £22.01 £16.00 £23.88
% change year-on-year +37.56% -32.98% +0.53%

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 1,888 1,592 1,723
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 29.86% 28.29% 29.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,186 973 1,167
South West median daily rate £425 £395 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.59% +8.22% -2.67%
10th Percentile £255 £194 £225
90th Percentile £575 £538 £551
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 88 114
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £39.75 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.92% +52.88% -30.67%
10th Percentile £16.32 £13.28 £11.72
90th Percentile £52.50 £56.74 £43.75
England median hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +8.80% - +5.26%

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 14 November 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
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 14 November 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 +15 76 £500 -16.74% 8
Bristol -2 33 £383 +2.00% 23
Dorset +3 19 £513 +20.59% 4
Gloucestershire +1 16 £325 +66.67% 2
Cornwall - 5 £250 -
Somerset +5 4 £198 -47.33%
Devon +2 3 £375 +30.43% 2
Data Centre
England

For the 6 months to 14 November 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 57 (34.97%) Security Cleared
2 54 (33.13%) Windows
3 53 (32.52%) Microsoft
4 52 (31.90%) Cisco
5 51 (31.29%) VMware
6 48 (29.45%) SC Cleared
7 44 (26.99%) Windows Server
8 42 (25.77%) Agile Software Development
9 39 (23.93%) Migration
10 38 (23.31%) VMware Infrastructure
10 38 (23.31%) Firewall
11 36 (22.09%) Cisco Certification
12 33 (20.25%) Finance
13 28 (17.18%) Active Directory
14 26 (15.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 26 (15.95%) JIRA
14 26 (15.95%) vCenter Server
15 25 (15.34%) Problem-Solving
15 25 (15.34%) CCNA
16 22 (13.50%) Microsoft Certification
16 22 (13.50%) Atlassian
17 21 (12.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 21 (12.88%) MCSE
17 21 (12.88%) MCSA
17 21 (12.88%) PowerShell
17 21 (12.88%) Confluence
18 20 (12.27%) Analytical Skills
18 20 (12.27%) Linux
18 20 (12.27%) BGP
19 19 (11.66%) OSPF

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 21 (12.88%) Confluence
2 14 (8.59%) MS Exchange
3 9 (5.52%) JBoss
4 8 (4.91%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (4.29%) Apache
6 6 (3.68%) SharePoint
7 4 (2.45%) Skype for Business
7 4 (2.45%) Tomcat
8 3 (1.84%) IIS
8 3 (1.84%) nginx
9 2 (1.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.61%) Cloud Foundry
10 1 (0.61%) CMS
10 1 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.61%) IBM Domino
10 1 (0.61%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 4 (2.45%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (1.23%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.61%) AutoCAD
3 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.61%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.61%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 17 (10.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (4.91%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.84%) Office 365
4 2 (1.23%) SaaS
5 1 (0.61%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.61%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 38 (23.31%) Firewall
2 20 (12.27%) BGP
3 19 (11.66%) OSPF
3 19 (11.66%) VPN
4 13 (7.98%) DNS
5 10 (6.13%) Cisco Nexus
6 9 (5.52%) MPLS
6 9 (5.52%) WAN
7 8 (4.91%) Cisco IOS
7 8 (4.91%) DMVPN
7 8 (4.91%) Multicast
7 8 (4.91%) SSH
8 7 (4.29%) Network Security
8 7 (4.29%) TCP/IP
8 7 (4.29%) Wireless
9 6 (3.68%) VXLAN
10 5 (3.07%) LAN
10 5 (3.07%) SAN
11 4 (2.45%) HTTP
11 4 (2.45%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (7.36%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.23%) Azure SQL Database
2 2 (1.23%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (1.23%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (1.23%) Power BI
3 1 (0.61%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (0.61%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (0.61%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.61%) Big Data
3 1 (0.61%) DataStax
3 1 (0.61%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.61%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.61%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.61%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 26 (15.95%) JIRA
2 21 (12.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (1.84%) Git (software)
4 2 (1.23%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.61%) IBM UrbanCode
5 1 (0.61%) Jenkins
General
1 33 (20.25%) Finance
2 9 (5.52%) Back Office
3 6 (3.68%) Banking
3 6 (3.68%) Manufacturing
4 5 (3.07%) Publishing
5 4 (2.45%) Law
5 4 (2.45%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.84%) Aerospace
7 2 (1.23%) Retail
8 1 (0.61%) Billing
8 1 (0.61%) Electronics
8 1 (0.61%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.61%) Legal
8 1 (0.61%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 34 (20.86%) Architect
2 16 (9.82%) Solutions Architect
3 15 (9.20%) Network Engineer
3 15 (9.20%) Project Manager
4 14 (8.59%) Analyst
5 13 (7.98%) Designer
6 11 (6.75%) Network Designer
6 11 (6.75%) PowerShell Engineer
7 10 (6.13%) Automation Engineer
8 9 (5.52%) Consultant
8 9 (5.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 8 (4.91%) Data Analyst
9 8 (4.91%) Data Centre Analyst
10 7 (4.29%) Network Architect
10 7 (4.29%) Technical Manager
11 6 (3.68%) Data Architect
11 6 (3.68%) Data Centre Architect
11 6 (3.68%) Technical Architect
11 6 (3.68%) Technical Project Manager
12 5 (3.07%) Network Design Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (7.36%) .NET
2 11 (6.75%) REST
3 9 (5.52%) Java EE
4 5 (3.07%) Spine.js
5 3 (1.84%) .NET Framework
5 3 (1.84%) AngularJS
5 3 (1.84%) JSON
5 3 (1.84%) React
5 3 (1.84%) RESTful
5 3 (1.84%) XML
6 1 (0.61%) .NET Core
6 1 (0.61%) Middleware
6 1 (0.61%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 20 (12.27%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (6.75%) Computer Science
3 10 (6.13%) Self-Motivation
4 8 (4.91%) Clustering
5 6 (3.68%) Video Conferencing
6 5 (3.07%) Hybrid Cloud
6 5 (3.07%) Replication
7 3 (1.84%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.23%) Cloud Native
8 2 (1.23%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (1.23%) PKI
8 2 (1.23%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.61%) Cyberthreat
9 1 (0.61%) EMC VMAX
9 1 (0.61%) EMC VNX
9 1 (0.61%) Grid Computing
9 1 (0.61%) Online Banking
9 1 (0.61%) PMI
9 1 (0.61%) User Experience
9 1 (0.61%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 54 (33.13%) Windows
2 44 (26.99%) Windows Server
3 20 (12.27%) Linux
4 11 (6.75%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (3.07%) Windows 10
6 4 (2.45%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (1.84%) CentOS
7 3 (1.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (1.84%) SUSE
7 3 (1.84%) Unix
8 2 (1.23%) VMS
9 1 (0.61%) Data ONTAP
9 1 (0.61%) Debian
9 1 (0.61%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.61%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (25.77%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (23.93%) Migration
3 25 (15.34%) Problem-Solving
4 19 (11.66%) Microservices
5 18 (11.04%) ITIL
6 17 (10.43%) Continuous Improvement
6 17 (10.43%) Stakeholder Management
7 16 (9.82%) NsoIT
8 15 (9.20%) DevOps
9 14 (8.59%) Network Virtualisation
10 13 (7.98%) Network Architecture
10 13 (7.98%) Reverse Engineering
10 13 (7.98%) Service Management
11 12 (7.36%) Load Balancing
12 11 (6.75%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 11 (6.75%) ITIL V3
12 11 (6.75%) Test Strategy
13 10 (6.13%) Disaster Recovery
13 10 (6.13%) Kalman Filter
13 10 (6.13%) Server Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (12.88%) PowerShell
2 12 (7.36%) Java
3 7 (4.29%) SQL
4 3 (1.84%) JavaScript
4 3 (1.84%) Perl
5 2 (1.23%) Bash Shell
5 2 (1.23%) C
6 1 (0.61%) Python
Qualifications
1 57 (34.97%) Security Cleared
2 48 (29.45%) SC Cleared
3 36 (22.09%) Cisco Certification
4 26 (15.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 25 (15.34%) CCNA
6 22 (13.50%) Microsoft Certification
7 21 (12.88%) MCSA
7 21 (12.88%) MCSE
8 13 (7.98%) CCNP
9 12 (7.36%) OCA
9 12 (7.36%) Oracle Certification
10 8 (4.91%) DV Cleared
11 7 (4.29%) CCIE
12 4 (2.45%) Degree
13 3 (1.84%) CISSP
14 2 (1.23%) APMP
14 2 (1.23%) AWS Certification
14 2 (1.23%) CCIE Security
14 2 (1.23%) Chartered Engineer
14 2 (1.23%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.29%) SLA
2 1 (0.61%) PMO
2 1 (0.61%) QA
System Software
1 38 (23.31%) VMware Infrastructure
2 28 (17.18%) Active Directory
3 15 (9.20%) vSphere
4 11 (6.75%) VMware Server
5 9 (5.52%) XenApp
6 8 (4.91%) Docker
7 6 (3.68%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 6 (3.68%) Virtual Servers
8 4 (2.45%) Hyper-V
8 4 (2.45%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (1.84%) NFS
10 1 (0.61%) ProxySG
10 1 (0.61%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.61%) VMware NSX
10 1 (0.61%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 26 (15.95%) vCenter Server
2 13 (7.98%) PowerCLI
3 9 (5.52%) SCCM
4 8 (4.91%) Kubernetes
4 8 (4.91%) Microsoft Clustering
5 5 (3.07%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (3.07%) Puppet
6 4 (2.45%) Ansible
6 4 (2.45%) Single Sign-On
7 3 (1.84%) Nagios
7 3 (1.84%) SCOM
7 3 (1.84%) WSUS
8 1 (0.61%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.61%) NetApp OnCommand
8 1 (0.61%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.61%) Terraform
8 1 (0.61%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 53 (32.52%) Microsoft
2 52 (31.90%) Cisco
3 51 (31.29%) VMware
4 22 (13.50%) Atlassian
5 19 (11.66%) Oracle
6 10 (6.13%) NetApp
7 9 (5.52%) CheckPoint
7 9 (5.52%) Citrix
7 9 (5.52%) CommVault
7 9 (5.52%) Juniper
8 8 (4.91%) F5
9 5 (3.07%) HP
9 5 (3.07%) McAfee
9 5 (3.07%) Meraki
9 5 (3.07%) SolarWinds
10 4 (2.45%) Brocade
10 4 (2.45%) CyberArk
10 4 (2.45%) Fortinet
10 4 (2.45%) Red Hat
11 3 (1.84%) jetNEXUS