Period
to 26 October 2020

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Data Centre in contract job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Data Centre over the 6 months to 26 October 2020 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
West Midlands > Staffordshire
6 months to
26 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 13 25 27
Rank change year-on-year +12 +2 +6
Contract jobs citing Data Centre 3 2 14
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Staffordshire 3.75% 1.09% 4.98%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 11.11% 6.25% 13.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 16
Median daily rate £325 £406 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +9.80% +5.71%
10th Percentile £313 £322 £309
90th Percentile £338 £494 £401
West Midlands median daily rate £325 £388 £400
% change year-on-year -16.13% -3.13% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £27.67 £16.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year +67.67% -10.81% +23.93%

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 Staffordshire with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
Staffordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 27 32 103
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 33.75% 17.39% 36.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 23 80
Median daily rate £350 £370 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.41% -1.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £283 £183 £263
90th Percentile £508 £521 £457
West Midlands median daily rate £388 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -8.82% +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 5
Median hourly rate - £15.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -28.57% +103.88%
Median hourly rate £17.25 £16.00 £15.85
% change year-on-year +7.81% +0.95% +0.19%

Data Centre
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

Job postings citing Data Centre as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire.

Job vacancy trend for Data Centre in Staffordshire

Data Centre
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Data Centre in Staffordshire.

Daily rate trend for Data Centre in Staffordshire

Data Centre
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Data Centre in Staffordshire.

Hourly rate trend for Data Centre in Staffordshire

Data Centre
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

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 Staffordshire region over the 6 months to 26 October 2020. 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
Stoke-on-Trent +9 1 £325 -36.27% 4
Stafford - 1 - -
Data Centre
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 October 2020, 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for Data Centre.

1 2 (66.67%) MPLS
1 2 (66.67%) BGP
1 2 (66.67%) DNA
1 2 (66.67%) WAN
1 2 (66.67%) SNMP
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco
1 2 (66.67%) Network Management
1 2 (66.67%) SIEM
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco Nexus
1 2 (66.67%) CCNA
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (66.67%) VXLAN
1 2 (66.67%) Public Sector
2 1 (33.33%) VSAN
2 1 (33.33%) Azure ExpressRoute
2 1 (33.33%) NetApp
2 1 (33.33%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (33.33%) Veeam
2 1 (33.33%) vSphere

Data Centre
Co-occurring IT Skills in Staffordshire 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Azure ExpressRoute
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) BGP
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco Nexus
1 2 (66.67%) MPLS
1 2 (66.67%) SNMP
1 2 (66.67%) VXLAN
1 2 (66.67%) WAN
2 1 (33.33%) VSAN
General
1 2 (66.67%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Network Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Network Design Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Network Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Network Technical Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Technical Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Technical Design Architect
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) DNA
1 2 (66.67%) Network Management
1 2 (66.67%) SIEM
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Network Monitoring
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) CCNA
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (33.33%) vSphere
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) NetApp
2 1 (33.33%) Veeam
2 1 (33.33%) VMware