Period
to 18 September 2018

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 18 September 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
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
18 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 88 73 51
Rank change year-on-year -15 -22 +8
Contract jobs citing Data Centre 1,492 1,511 2,226
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 2.71% 2.91% 3.73%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 8.88% 9.58% 11.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 860 929 1,224
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% -
10th Percentile £263 £263 £260
90th Percentile £575 £538 £558
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 60 85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.75 £16.00 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +98.44% -34.69% +16.67%
10th Percentile £15.08 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £47.00 £24.12 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £31.00 £16.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year +93.75% -34.69% +12.64%

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 16,803 15,777 19,193
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 30.53% 30.42% 32.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,883 9,374 11,639
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £250 £219 £225
90th Percentile £575 £544 £550
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 785 802 973
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £20.78
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -3.75% +18.74%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.00 £11.36
90th Percentile £51.00 £50.00 £45.20
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £21.23 £20.83
% change year-on-year +1.30% +1.90% +12.59%

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 18 September 2018.

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 18 September 2018.

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 18 September 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
South East -10 458 £438 +2.94% 121
North of England -32 339 £410 -3.53% 71
East of England +8 238 £428 +14.00% 38
Midlands -17 206 £400 +3.90% 69
North West -36 168 £438 -1.96% 30
West Midlands -22 148 £425 +3.03% 46
South West +4 134 £400 -5.88% 45
Yorkshire -31 103 £413 +3.13% 31
Scotland -7 85 £400 +5.26% 18
North East +21 71 £361 +7.04% 10
East Midlands -18 47 £340 +6.25% 22
Wales -11 27 £420 +50.00% 5
Northern Ireland +37 9 - - 3
Data Centre
UK

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for Data Centre.

1 413 (27.68%) Migration
2 403 (27.01%) Cisco
3 393 (26.34%) Windows
4 301 (20.17%) Microsoft
5 296 (19.84%) Firewall
6 294 (19.71%) VMware
7 238 (15.95%) Security Cleared
8 236 (15.82%) ITIL
9 232 (15.55%) Microsoft Azure
10 220 (14.75%) Active Directory
11 215 (14.41%) WAN
12 213 (14.28%) Windows Server
13 208 (13.94%) Cisco Certification
14 202 (13.54%) Linux
15 200 (13.40%) Finance
16 186 (12.47%) SC Cleared
17 181 (12.13%) Amazon AWS
18 176 (11.80%) LAN
19 174 (11.66%) VMware Infrastructure
20 167 (11.19%) Project Management
21 163 (10.92%) Agile Software Development
22 140 (9.38%) CCNP
23 134 (8.98%) Stakeholder Management
24 126 (8.45%) DevOps
25 118 (7.91%) PowerShell
26 116 (7.77%) Infrastructure Engineering
27 113 (7.57%) Network Security
28 108 (7.24%) Oracle
29 106 (7.10%) Configuration Management
30 103 (6.90%) Degree

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 63 (4.22%) MS Exchange
2 45 (3.02%) SharePoint
3 34 (2.28%) IIS
4 29 (1.94%) Skype for Business
5 21 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2010
6 17 (1.14%) Apache
6 17 (1.14%) Confluence
6 17 (1.14%) Tomcat
7 9 (0.60%) OpenStack
8 8 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2003
9 7 (0.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 6 (0.40%) JBoss
11 5 (0.34%) WebSphere
12 4 (0.27%) Elasticsearch
12 4 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2013
12 4 (0.27%) nginx
13 3 (0.20%) CMS
13 3 (0.20%) IBM Domino
13 3 (0.20%) SharePoint Server
14 2 (0.13%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 67 (4.49%) Microsoft Office
2 35 (2.35%) MS Visio
3 29 (1.94%) Microsoft Excel
4 20 (1.34%) Microsoft Project
5 9 (0.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 6 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.067%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 5 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
1 5 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.20%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (0.13%) ENOVIA
3 2 (0.13%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (0.13%) SAP GRC
4 1 (0.067%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.067%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.067%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.067%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
4 1 (0.067%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 232 (15.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 181 (12.13%) Amazon AWS
3 87 (5.83%) Office 365
4 34 (2.28%) Datadog
5 32 (2.14%) IaaS
6 28 (1.88%) Azure Active Directory
6 28 (1.88%) PaaS
7 23 (1.54%) SaaS
8 13 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
9 9 (0.60%) Google Cloud Platform
10 7 (0.47%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 5 (0.34%) Amazon S3
11 5 (0.34%) OpenShift
12 4 (0.27%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 4 (0.27%) IBM Cloud
13 3 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
13 3 (0.20%) AWS CloudFormation
13 3 (0.20%) G Suite
13 3 (0.20%) OneDrive
14 2 (0.13%) Akamai
Communications & Networking
1 296 (19.84%) Firewall
2 215 (14.41%) WAN
3 176 (11.80%) LAN
4 113 (7.57%) Network Security
5 100 (6.70%) VPN
6 99 (6.64%) DNS
7 92 (6.17%) BGP
8 88 (5.90%) SAN
9 86 (5.76%) Cisco ASA
10 77 (5.16%) MPLS
11 76 (5.09%) Cisco Nexus
11 76 (5.09%) OSPF
12 74 (4.96%) Wireless
13 64 (4.29%) DHCP
14 62 (4.16%) TCP/IP
15 60 (4.02%) VoIP
16 50 (3.35%) Wi-Fi
17 49 (3.28%) Internet
18 46 (3.08%) IPsec
19 36 (2.41%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (5.63%) SQL Server
2 27 (1.81%) Amazon Redshift
3 13 (0.87%) Big Data
4 12 (0.80%) MySQL
5 10 (0.67%) Data Warehouse
5 10 (0.67%) SQL Server 2012
6 9 (0.60%) Apache Cassandra
6 9 (0.60%) SQL Server 2016
7 8 (0.54%) Oracle Database
7 8 (0.54%) Power BI
7 8 (0.54%) SQL Server 2014
7 8 (0.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 7 (0.47%) PostgreSQL
8 7 (0.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 6 (0.40%) DB2
9 6 (0.40%) DTS
10 5 (0.34%) NoSQL
10 5 (0.34%) Relational Database
10 5 (0.34%) SQL Server 2008
10 5 (0.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 40 (2.68%) Jenkins
2 36 (2.41%) JIRA
3 30 (2.01%) TeamCity
4 18 (1.21%) Git (software)
5 15 (1.01%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 7 (0.47%) SonarQube
6 7 (0.47%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 5 (0.34%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (0.27%) ERwin
8 4 (0.27%) Subversion
8 4 (0.27%) Toad
8 4 (0.27%) Vagrant
8 4 (0.27%) Visual Studio
8 4 (0.27%) Visual Studio Team System
9 3 (0.20%) Octopus Deploy
9 3 (0.20%) RSpec
9 3 (0.20%) Sonatype Nexus
10 2 (0.13%) Ant
11 1 (0.067%) Hudson
11 1 (0.067%) Travis CI
General
1 200 (13.40%) Finance
2 83 (5.56%) Telecoms
3 78 (5.23%) Law
4 55 (3.69%) Retail
5 42 (2.82%) Banking
6 31 (2.08%) Manufacturing
7 28 (1.88%) Legal
8 15 (1.01%) Mandarin Language
9 12 (0.80%) Local Government
10 11 (0.74%) Back Office
11 8 (0.54%) Electronics
11 8 (0.54%) Games
12 5 (0.34%) Marketing
13 4 (0.27%) Automotive
13 4 (0.27%) Digital Economy
13 4 (0.27%) Financial Institution
14 3 (0.20%) Aerospace
14 3 (0.20%) French Language
14 3 (0.20%) German Language
14 3 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 240 (16.09%) Architect
2 173 (11.60%) Project Manager
3 167 (11.19%) Network Engineer
4 153 (10.25%) Analyst
5 100 (6.70%) Consultant
6 91 (6.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 71 (4.76%) Infrastructure Manager
8 58 (3.89%) DevOps Engineer
9 53 (3.55%) Infrastructure Architect
10 51 (3.42%) Solutions Architect
11 50 (3.35%) Data Centre Engineer
11 50 (3.35%) Infrastructure Project Manager
12 47 (3.15%) Support Engineer
13 43 (2.88%) Business Analyst
14 42 (2.82%) Data Centre Manager
14 42 (2.82%) Network Architect
14 42 (2.82%) Technical Architect
15 37 (2.48%) Security Engineer
16 36 (2.41%) Data Centre Project Manager
17 35 (2.35%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (3.02%) Middleware
2 41 (2.75%) Elastic Stack
3 19 (1.27%) Web Services
4 15 (1.01%) LDAP
5 13 (0.87%) .NET
5 13 (0.87%) 802.1X
5 13 (0.87%) Kafka
6 12 (0.80%) SAML
7 9 (0.60%) REST
8 8 (0.54%) JSON
9 7 (0.47%) HTML
10 6 (0.40%) CSS
10 6 (0.40%) RESTful
10 6 (0.40%) XML
11 5 (0.34%) OAuth
11 5 (0.34%) Spine.js
12 4 (0.27%) AngularJS
12 4 (0.27%) jQuery
12 4 (0.27%) OpenDaylight
12 4 (0.27%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 100 (6.70%) Analytical Skills
2 50 (3.35%) Management Information System
3 46 (3.08%) PKI
4 44 (2.95%) Computer Science
5 43 (2.88%) Private Cloud
6 42 (2.82%) Clustering
7 32 (2.14%) Public Cloud
8 30 (2.01%) Driving Licence
8 30 (2.01%) Hybrid Cloud
8 30 (2.01%) Self-Motivation
9 22 (1.47%) Data Structures
9 22 (1.47%) Mainframe
10 19 (1.27%) Fat Client
10 19 (1.27%) Thin Client
11 18 (1.21%) Enterprise Storage
11 18 (1.21%) Virtual Team
12 17 (1.14%) Replication
12 17 (1.14%) Video Conferencing
13 15 (1.01%) NHS
14 13 (0.87%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 393 (26.34%) Windows
2 213 (14.28%) Windows Server
3 202 (13.54%) Linux
4 81 (5.43%) Windows Server 2012
5 68 (4.56%) Unix
6 45 (3.02%) Windows 7
7 42 (2.82%) Windows Server 2008
8 40 (2.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 39 (2.61%) Windows 10
10 28 (1.88%) Windows Server 2003
11 20 (1.34%) AIX
11 20 (1.34%) Solaris
12 9 (0.60%) Android
13 8 (0.54%) CentOS
14 7 (0.47%) Windows 2000
15 6 (0.40%) HPUX
15 6 (0.40%) Mac OS X
16 5 (0.34%) Oracle Linux
16 5 (0.34%) Windows 8
17 3 (0.20%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 413 (27.68%) Migration
2 236 (15.82%) ITIL
3 167 (11.19%) Project Management
4 163 (10.92%) Agile Software Development
5 134 (8.98%) Stakeholder Management
6 126 (8.45%) DevOps
7 116 (7.77%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 106 (7.10%) Configuration Management
9 92 (6.17%) High Availability
10 90 (6.03%) PRINCE2
10 90 (6.03%) Problem-Solving
11 85 (5.70%) Change Management
11 85 (5.70%) Disaster Recovery
12 79 (5.29%) Service Management
13 73 (4.89%) Load Balancing
13 73 (4.89%) Programme Delivery
14 68 (4.56%) Network Design
14 68 (4.56%) Service Delivery
15 64 (4.29%) Open Source
16 55 (3.69%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 118 (7.91%) PowerShell
2 84 (5.63%) SQL
3 73 (4.89%) Java
4 66 (4.42%) C
5 62 (4.16%) Python
6 49 (3.28%) Perl
7 45 (3.02%) Bash Shell
8 37 (2.48%) Ruby
9 35 (2.35%) C++
10 21 (1.41%) Shell Script
11 13 (0.87%) PHP
12 11 (0.74%) JavaScript
12 11 (0.74%) T-SQL
12 11 (0.74%) VB
13 10 (0.67%) VBScript
14 7 (0.47%) C#
15 3 (0.20%) AWK
15 3 (0.20%) Groovy
16 1 (0.067%) Objective-C
16 1 (0.067%) R
Qualifications
1 238 (15.95%) Security Cleared
2 208 (13.94%) Cisco Certification
3 186 (12.47%) SC Cleared
4 140 (9.38%) CCNP
5 103 (6.90%) Degree
6 91 (6.10%) Microsoft Certification
7 88 (5.90%) CCNA
8 72 (4.83%) MCSE
9 53 (3.55%) DV Cleared
10 52 (3.49%) CCIE
11 42 (2.82%) MCSA
12 33 (2.21%) CISSP
13 32 (2.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 31 (2.08%) PMP
15 24 (1.61%) PMI Certification
16 23 (1.54%) BPSS Clearance
17 22 (1.47%) CISM
18 19 (1.27%) CCDP
19 16 (1.07%) ITIL Certification
20 14 (0.94%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (4.83%) SLA
2 51 (3.42%) GDPR
3 33 (2.21%) QA
4 26 (1.74%) PMO
5 20 (1.34%) PCI DSS
6 17 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 16 (1.07%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 9 (0.60%) COBIT
8 9 (0.60%) ISO 22301
9 8 (0.54%) COSO
9 8 (0.54%) Data Quality
10 7 (0.47%) Disclosure Scotland
10 7 (0.47%) ISAE 3402
10 7 (0.47%) ISO 31000
10 7 (0.47%) ISO 9001
10 7 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 3 (0.20%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 2 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 1 (0.067%) HIPAA
13 1 (0.067%) HL7
System Software
1 220 (14.75%) Active Directory
2 174 (11.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 67 (4.49%) vSphere
4 57 (3.82%) VMware ESXi
5 51 (3.42%) Hyper-V
6 47 (3.15%) Docker
7 34 (2.28%) VMware NSX
8 30 (2.01%) XenApp
9 21 (1.41%) Virtual Machines
10 16 (1.07%) XenDesktop
11 15 (1.01%) Virtual Servers
11 15 (1.01%) VMware Server
12 13 (0.87%) Virtual Desktop
13 12 (0.80%) Microsoft App-V
13 12 (0.80%) NFS
13 12 (0.80%) VMware Workstation
14 9 (0.60%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 8 (0.54%) vCloud
16 7 (0.47%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 6 (0.40%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 74 (4.96%) SCCM
2 65 (4.36%) Puppet
3 64 (4.29%) Ansible
4 44 (2.95%) vCenter Server
5 43 (2.88%) Terraform
6 42 (2.82%) FortiGate
7 41 (2.75%) Kubernetes
7 41 (2.75%) Nagios
8 34 (2.28%) Packer
9 32 (2.14%) SCOM
10 31 (2.08%) Microsoft Clustering
11 28 (1.88%) Opscode Chef
12 24 (1.61%) vRealize
13 18 (1.21%) WSUS
14 15 (1.01%) NetBackup
15 14 (0.94%) Forefront Identity Manager
16 11 (0.74%) Cisco CUCM
16 11 (0.74%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
17 10 (0.67%) McAfee ePO
17 10 (0.67%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 403 (27.01%) Cisco
2 301 (20.17%) Microsoft
3 294 (19.71%) VMware
4 108 (7.24%) Oracle
5 99 (6.64%) Citrix
6 92 (6.17%) CheckPoint
7 82 (5.50%) HP
8 74 (4.96%) F5
8 74 (4.96%) Juniper
9 67 (4.49%) EMC
10 61 (4.09%) NetApp
11 57 (3.82%) Splunk
12 49 (3.28%) McAfee
13 47 (3.15%) IBM
14 40 (2.68%) Palo Alto
15 37 (2.48%) Fortinet
15 37 (2.48%) New Relic
16 34 (2.28%) Dell
17 33 (2.21%) Red Hat
18 32 (2.14%) SolarWinds