Period
to 24 June 2019

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Data Centre in contract job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Data Centre over the 6 months to 24 June 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
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
24 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 75 89 67
Rank change year-on-year +14 -22 -19
Contract jobs citing Data Centre 1,433 1,403 1,620
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 2.95% 2.64% 3.28%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 9.91% 8.93% 10.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 868 835 1,013
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £262 £250 £251
90th Percentile £588 £588 £538
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 62 41
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.03 £25.25 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.63% +68.33% -46.90%
10th Percentile £14.88 £13.58 £11.75
90th Percentile £83.75 £47.00 £25.00
UK median hourly rate £25.09 £27.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +68.75% -43.36%

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 UK excluding London with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
UK excluding London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 14,458 15,710 15,032
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 29.73% 29.60% 30.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,635 9,305 8,954
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +5.26%
10th Percentile £250 £232 £223
90th Percentile £594 £569 £544
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £440
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.27% +3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 765 737 803
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.70 £21.33 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.33% +18.47% -14.29%
10th Percentile £11.06 £11.17 £11.06
90th Percentile £52.50 £51.25 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £20.86 £21.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year -4.77% +9.50% -4.76%

Data Centre
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Data Centre as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Data Centre in the UK excluding London

Data Centre
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Data Centre in the UK excluding London

Data Centre
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Data Centre in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 24 June 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Data Centre in the UK excluding London

Data Centre
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Data Centre in the UK excluding London

Data Centre
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Data Centre in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 24 June 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Data Centre in the UK excluding London

Data Centre
Contract Job Locations in the UK excluding London

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 UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 24 June 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
South East +16 437 £425 -5.56% 54
North of England +6 265 £438 +16.67% 38
Midlands +10 222 £400 -5.88% 39
East of England -10 182 £475 +8.57% 21
South West +36 181 £425 +9.68% 22
West Midlands -6 152 £388 -11.43% 23
North West +9 128 £450 +5.88% 14
Scotland +49 114 £400 - 3
Yorkshire +12 104 £438 +22.38% 21
East Midlands +32 68 £413 +10.00% 16
North East -14 33 £425 +17.65% 3
Wales +19 27 £416 +21.53% 4
Northern Ireland +15 6 £525 +5.00%
South Coast - 2 - -
Data Centre
UK

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for Data Centre.

1 441 (30.77%) Cisco
2 432 (30.15%) Migration
3 361 (25.19%) VMware
4 323 (22.54%) Windows
5 318 (22.19%) Firewall
6 298 (20.80%) Microsoft
7 250 (17.45%) Security Cleared
8 248 (17.31%) VMware Infrastructure
9 246 (17.17%) Microsoft Azure
10 240 (16.75%) Cisco Certification
11 232 (16.19%) WAN
12 226 (15.77%) ITIL
13 204 (14.24%) LAN
14 194 (13.54%) Amazon AWS
15 182 (12.70%) SC Cleared
15 182 (12.70%) Agile Software Development
16 175 (12.21%) Windows Server
17 174 (12.14%) Finance
18 166 (11.58%) CCNP
19 164 (11.44%) Active Directory
20 156 (10.89%) Linux
21 150 (10.47%) F5
22 134 (9.35%) DNS
23 127 (8.86%) Citrix
24 123 (8.58%) Project Management
25 121 (8.44%) Cisco Nexus
25 121 (8.44%) DevOps
26 118 (8.23%) Office 365
27 116 (8.09%) VPN
28 115 (8.03%) Telecoms

Data Centre
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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 42 (2.93%) MS Exchange
2 41 (2.86%) Skype for Business
3 28 (1.95%) SharePoint
4 23 (1.61%) Confluence
4 23 (1.61%) OpenStack
5 22 (1.54%) JBoss
6 20 (1.40%) IIS
7 19 (1.33%) Apache
8 16 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2010
9 11 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2003
10 9 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2013
11 8 (0.56%) BizTalk Server
12 7 (0.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 6 (0.42%) Tomcat
14 5 (0.35%) SharePoint Server
14 5 (0.35%) WebSphere
15 4 (0.28%) MS Project Server
16 3 (0.21%) iPlanet
17 2 (0.14%) Commerce Server
17 2 (0.14%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 53 (3.70%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (1.12%) Microsoft Project
3 14 (0.98%) Microsoft Excel
4 12 (0.84%) MS Visio
5 9 (0.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.070%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 7 (0.49%) Dynamics NAV
2 6 (0.42%) Payment Gateway
3 4 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.21%) NetSuite
4 3 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.070%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.070%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.070%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.070%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.070%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 246 (17.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 194 (13.54%) Amazon AWS
3 118 (8.23%) Office 365
4 48 (3.35%) IaaS
5 43 (3.00%) PaaS
6 34 (2.37%) OpenShift
7 27 (1.88%) SaaS
8 25 (1.74%) Google Cloud Platform
9 21 (1.47%) AWS CloudFormation
10 16 (1.12%) Dynamics 365
11 14 (0.98%) Azure Active Directory
11 14 (0.98%) Cloud Computing
12 11 (0.77%) Azure ExpressRoute
13 10 (0.70%) Azure Stack
13 10 (0.70%) Serverless
14 5 (0.35%) Amazon ECS
14 5 (0.35%) AWS Lambda
14 5 (0.35%) GitHub
14 5 (0.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 4 (0.28%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 318 (22.19%) Firewall
2 232 (16.19%) WAN
3 204 (14.24%) LAN
4 134 (9.35%) DNS
5 121 (8.44%) Cisco Nexus
6 116 (8.09%) VPN
7 105 (7.33%) SAN
8 104 (7.26%) OSPF
9 102 (7.12%) Network Security
10 100 (6.98%) BGP
11 98 (6.84%) Cisco ASA
12 90 (6.28%) Wireless
13 86 (6.00%) DHCP
14 75 (5.23%) VoIP
15 66 (4.61%) MPLS
16 65 (4.54%) TCP/IP
17 48 (3.35%) IPsec
18 46 (3.21%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
18 46 (3.21%) Skype
19 43 (3.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (5.86%) SQL Server
2 19 (1.33%) Hadoop
3 17 (1.19%) Oracle Database
4 12 (0.84%) MySQL
5 11 (0.77%) Azure SQL Database
5 11 (0.77%) Data Lake
5 11 (0.77%) SQL Server 2012
5 11 (0.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 10 (0.70%) DTS
7 9 (0.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 8 (0.56%) MongoDB
9 7 (0.49%) SQL Server 2014
9 7 (0.49%) SQL Server 2016
9 7 (0.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 6 (0.42%) Blockchain
11 5 (0.35%) Big Data
11 5 (0.35%) Oracle Reports
11 5 (0.35%) PostgreSQL
12 4 (0.28%) Power BI
13 3 (0.21%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 39 (2.72%) JIRA
2 28 (1.95%) Git (software)
3 19 (1.33%) Jenkins
4 18 (1.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 13 (0.91%) Bitbucket
6 11 (0.77%) Visual Studio
7 10 (0.70%) Sonatype Nexus
8 6 (0.42%) Artifactory
8 6 (0.42%) Hudson
9 5 (0.35%) Visual Studio Team System
10 4 (0.28%) AdminStudio
10 4 (0.28%) InstallShield
10 4 (0.28%) SonarQube
11 3 (0.21%) Oracle Forms
12 2 (0.14%) Oracle APEX
12 2 (0.14%) Rational Rose
13 1 (0.070%) GDB
13 1 (0.070%) MSI
13 1 (0.070%) ScriptRunner
13 1 (0.070%) Subversion
General
1 174 (12.14%) Finance
2 115 (8.03%) Telecoms
3 53 (3.70%) Banking
4 50 (3.49%) Retail
5 17 (1.19%) Back Office
6 13 (0.91%) Legal
7 10 (0.70%) Advertising
7 10 (0.70%) Manufacturing
8 9 (0.63%) Financial Institution
8 9 (0.63%) Local Government
9 8 (0.56%) Law
10 6 (0.42%) Marketing
11 5 (0.35%) Electronics
11 5 (0.35%) German Language
12 4 (0.28%) Retail Banking
13 3 (0.21%) French Language
13 3 (0.21%) Italian Language
13 3 (0.21%) Publishing
14 2 (0.14%) Aerospace
14 2 (0.14%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 302 (21.07%) Architect
2 208 (14.52%) Network Engineer
3 152 (10.61%) Project Manager
4 104 (7.26%) Analyst
5 79 (5.51%) Infrastructure Manager
6 69 (4.82%) Infrastructure Architect
7 67 (4.68%) Consultant
7 67 (4.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 66 (4.61%) Network Architect
9 65 (4.54%) Infrastructure Project Manager
10 48 (3.35%) Data Centre Manager
10 48 (3.35%) Solutions Architect
11 45 (3.14%) Technical Architect
12 39 (2.72%) Support Engineer
13 38 (2.65%) Cloud Architect
14 37 (2.58%) Security Architect
15 36 (2.51%) Cisco Engineer
15 36 (2.51%) Data Centre Project Manager
16 34 (2.37%) Infrastructure Analyst
16 34 (2.37%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (3.84%) Middleware
2 24 (1.67%) Web Services
3 21 (1.47%) .NET
4 18 (1.26%) 802.1X
4 18 (1.26%) REST
5 14 (0.98%) J2EE
6 10 (0.70%) Node.js
7 9 (0.63%) Kafka
8 7 (0.49%) RESTful
9 6 (0.42%) HTML
10 5 (0.35%) LDAP
11 4 (0.28%) ASP.NET
11 4 (0.28%) Spine.js
12 3 (0.21%) CSS
12 3 (0.21%) Elastic Stack
12 3 (0.21%) SOAP
12 3 (0.21%) Software Packaging
13 2 (0.14%) .NET Core
13 2 (0.14%) Swagger
13 2 (0.14%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 82 (5.72%) Public Cloud
2 54 (3.77%) Analytical Skills
3 50 (3.49%) Management Information System
4 42 (2.93%) Clustering
5 38 (2.65%) Hybrid Cloud
5 38 (2.65%) Private Cloud
6 37 (2.58%) Driving Licence
7 31 (2.16%) Virtual Team
8 26 (1.81%) Replication
9 23 (1.61%) Mainframe
10 22 (1.54%) PKI
10 22 (1.54%) User Experience
11 20 (1.40%) Self-Motivation
12 16 (1.12%) CMDB
13 15 (1.05%) Fat Client
13 15 (1.05%) Thin Client
14 13 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
14 13 (0.91%) Video Conferencing
15 11 (0.77%) VxBlock/Vblock
16 10 (0.70%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 323 (22.54%) Windows
2 175 (12.21%) Windows Server
3 156 (10.89%) Linux
4 64 (4.47%) Windows Server 2012
5 61 (4.26%) Unix
6 41 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 40 (2.79%) Windows 10
7 40 (2.79%) Windows Server 2008
8 34 (2.37%) Solaris
9 26 (1.81%) Windows 7
10 25 (1.74%) Windows Server 2003
11 14 (0.98%) CentOS
12 11 (0.77%) SUSE
13 9 (0.63%) AIX
14 6 (0.42%) Android
15 5 (0.35%) Apple iOS
15 5 (0.35%) HPUX
15 5 (0.35%) VMS
16 4 (0.28%) Ubuntu
16 4 (0.28%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 432 (30.15%) Migration
2 226 (15.77%) ITIL
3 182 (12.70%) Agile Software Development
4 123 (8.58%) Project Management
5 121 (8.44%) DevOps
6 107 (7.47%) Load Balancing
7 101 (7.05%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 99 (6.91%) Disaster Recovery
9 97 (6.77%) Stakeholder Management
10 91 (6.35%) PRINCE2
11 74 (5.16%) Problem-Solving
12 69 (4.82%) Service Management
13 60 (4.19%) TOGAF
14 54 (3.77%) Change Management
15 53 (3.70%) Computer Science
16 51 (3.56%) Network Design
17 50 (3.49%) Incident Management
18 49 (3.42%) Service Delivery
19 48 (3.35%) Architectural Design
19 48 (3.35%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 102 (7.12%) SQL
2 94 (6.56%) PowerShell
3 57 (3.98%) Python
4 46 (3.21%) Java
5 37 (2.58%) Bash Shell
6 24 (1.67%) C
7 16 (1.12%) C#
8 12 (0.84%) Perl
9 9 (0.63%) JavaScript
9 9 (0.63%) T-SQL
10 8 (0.56%) Ruby
11 7 (0.49%) VB
12 6 (0.42%) PHP
12 6 (0.42%) VBScript
13 4 (0.28%) C++
13 4 (0.28%) Embedded C++
13 4 (0.28%) Go
13 4 (0.28%) PL/SQL
13 4 (0.28%) Shell Script
14 3 (0.21%) Korn
Qualifications
1 250 (17.45%) Security Cleared
2 240 (16.75%) Cisco Certification
3 182 (12.70%) SC Cleared
4 166 (11.58%) CCNP
5 112 (7.82%) CCNA
6 75 (5.23%) Microsoft Certification
7 66 (4.61%) Degree
8 65 (4.54%) MCSE
9 59 (4.12%) DV Cleared
10 47 (3.28%) MCSA
11 42 (2.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 37 (2.58%) CCIE
13 21 (1.47%) ITIL Certification
14 19 (1.33%) Computer Science Degree
14 19 (1.33%) PMP
15 17 (1.19%) PMI Certification
16 16 (1.12%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 15 (1.05%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 14 (0.98%) CISSP
19 13 (0.91%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (3.21%) SLA
2 22 (1.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 21 (1.47%) PCI DSS
4 20 (1.40%) COBIT
5 17 (1.19%) GDPR
6 16 (1.12%) PMO
6 16 (1.12%) QA
7 8 (0.56%) NIST
8 7 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 6 (0.42%) COSO
10 5 (0.35%) ISO 22301
11 4 (0.28%) Cyber Essentials
11 4 (0.28%) Government Security Classifications
11 4 (0.28%) ISAE 3402
11 4 (0.28%) ISO 31000
11 4 (0.28%) ISO 9001
11 4 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 3 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
13 2 (0.14%) HL7
13 2 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 248 (17.31%) VMware Infrastructure
2 164 (11.44%) Active Directory
3 82 (5.72%) Hyper-V
4 60 (4.19%) VMware ESXi
5 55 (3.84%) vSphere
6 50 (3.49%) Docker
7 43 (3.00%) Virtual Machines
8 35 (2.44%) XenApp
9 30 (2.09%) Virtual Servers
10 25 (1.74%) VMware NSX
11 18 (1.26%) Virtual Desktop
12 16 (1.12%) vCloud
13 15 (1.05%) Microsoft App-V
14 13 (0.91%) Firmware
15 10 (0.70%) DFS Replication
16 9 (0.63%) XenDesktop
17 8 (0.56%) ProxySG
18 7 (0.49%) Citrix Presentation Server
19 6 (0.42%) Microsoft Virtual Server
20 5 (0.35%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 84 (5.86%) SCCM
2 57 (3.98%) SCOM
3 55 (3.84%) Ansible
4 48 (3.35%) Kubernetes
5 46 (3.21%) vCenter Server
6 40 (2.79%) Terraform
7 39 (2.72%) Puppet
8 27 (1.88%) PowerCLI
9 24 (1.67%) SCVMM
9 24 (1.67%) WSUS
10 23 (1.61%) Failover Clustering
11 20 (1.40%) Opscode Chef
12 19 (1.33%) Microsoft Clustering
13 17 (1.19%) Cisco CUCM
13 17 (1.19%) NetBackup
14 14 (0.98%) SCSM
14 14 (0.98%) vRealize
15 12 (0.84%) Cisco Prime
15 12 (0.84%) Nessus
16 11 (0.77%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 441 (30.77%) Cisco
2 361 (25.19%) VMware
3 298 (20.80%) Microsoft
4 150 (10.47%) F5
5 127 (8.86%) Citrix
6 110 (7.68%) CheckPoint
7 94 (6.56%) Juniper
8 77 (5.37%) Oracle
9 66 (4.61%) Palo Alto
10 65 (4.54%) Red Hat
11 63 (4.40%) HP
12 56 (3.91%) SolarWinds
13 52 (3.63%) NetApp
14 46 (3.21%) Dell
15 42 (2.93%) Google
16 40 (2.79%) Fortinet
17 33 (2.30%) EMC
17 33 (2.30%) IBM
18 28 (1.95%) Blue Coat
19 25 (1.74%) McAfee