Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 21 34 25
Rank change year-on-year +13 -9 +9
Contract jobs citing Data Centre 4 13 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 2.92% 5.12% 3.73%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 12.50% 12.26% 9.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 18 7
Staffordshire median daily rate £500 £370 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +35.14% -7.50% +23.08%
10th Percentile £336 £327 £204
90th Percentile £523 £395 £440
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £425 £375
% change year-on-year -5.88% +13.33% +3.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Staffordshire median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +25.00% -10.00% +33.33%

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 32 106 109
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 23.36% 41.73% 40.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 86 77
Staffordshire median daily rate £370 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.13% +4.00% +10.29%
10th Percentile £253 £263 £196
90th Percentile £516 £463 £447
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 10
Staffordshire median hourly rate £16.20 £31.25 £10.74
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -48.16% +191.04% -75.17%
10th Percentile £14.50 £13.50 £10.30
90th Percentile £27.22 £60.00 £18.73
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.20 £15.93 £20.00
% change year-on-year +1.73% -20.38% +11.11%

Data Centre
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Data Centre in Staffordshire

Data Centre
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Data Centre in Staffordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Data Centre in Staffordshire

Data Centre
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Data Centre in Staffordshire over the 6 months to 18 January 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Data Centre in Staffordshire

Data Centre
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Data Centre in Staffordshire.

Contractor 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 18 January 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
Stafford - 1 - - 1
Stoke-on-Trent - 1 £510 - 1
Data Centre
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 January 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 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (50.00%) VMware
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
1 2 (50.00%) MCSE
1 2 (50.00%) MCSA
1 2 (50.00%) CCNA
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (50.00%) Hyper-V
1 2 (50.00%) Azure
1 2 (50.00%) Office 365
1 2 (50.00%) Windows Server
1 2 (50.00%) Cisco
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) CCNP
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Virtual Environments
2 1 (25.00%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (25.00%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (25.00%) Virtual Team
2 1 (25.00%) Workfront
2 1 (25.00%) Decision-Making
2 1 (25.00%) Server Management
2 1 (25.00%) Systems Engineering
2 1 (25.00%) Police
2 1 (25.00%) NetScaler
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (25.00%) IaaS
2 1 (25.00%) Amazon RDS

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (25.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 2 (50.00%) Azure
1 2 (50.00%) Office 365
2 1 (25.00%) IaaS
2 1 (25.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) BGP
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco IOS
1 1 (25.00%) Firewall
1 1 (25.00%) IPsec
1 1 (25.00%) LAN
1 1 (25.00%) MPLS
1 1 (25.00%) NAS
1 1 (25.00%) NetScaler
1 1 (25.00%) OSPF
1 1 (25.00%) RSVP
1 1 (25.00%) SAN
1 1 (25.00%) SSH
1 1 (25.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Amazon RDS
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (25.00%) Police
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Consultant
1 1 (25.00%) Data Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Data Network Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) IT Consultant
1 1 (25.00%) IT Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Network Consultant
1 1 (25.00%) Network Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Clustering
1 1 (25.00%) Private Cloud
1 1 (25.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
1 2 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (25.00%) Change Control
1 1 (25.00%) Configuration Management
1 1 (25.00%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
1 1 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
1 1 (25.00%) Data Analysis
1 1 (25.00%) Decision-Making
1 1 (25.00%) ITIL
1 1 (25.00%) Mobile Device Management
1 1 (25.00%) Network Design
1 1 (25.00%) Project Management
1 1 (25.00%) Project Planning
1 1 (25.00%) Server Management
1 1 (25.00%) Service Management
1 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (25.00%) Systems Engineering
1 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (25.00%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) CCNA
1 2 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (50.00%) MCSA
1 2 (50.00%) MCSE
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (25.00%) CCNP
2 1 (25.00%) Degree
2 1 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (50.00%) Hyper-V
1 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (25.00%) Terminal Services
2 1 (25.00%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (25.00%) XenApp
2 1 (25.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Backup Exec
1 1 (25.00%) Failover Clustering
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
1 1 (25.00%) NetBackup
1 1 (25.00%) SCCM
1 1 (25.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Cisco
1 2 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (25.00%) Citrix
2 1 (25.00%) Dell
2 1 (25.00%) Ivanti
2 1 (25.00%) Juniper
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) Remedy
2 1 (25.00%) ServiceNow