Period
to 12 December 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 12 December 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
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 81 83 54
Rank change year-on-year +2 -29 -2
Contract jobs citing Data Centre 1,644 1,377 2,015
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 2.93% 2.57% 3.57%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 9.83% 8.65% 11.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,030 828 1,161
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £280 £220 £263
90th Percentile £550 £538 £563
UK median daily rate £439 £420 £425
% change year-on-year +4.52% -1.18% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 61 73
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.50 £19.00 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +39.47% -22.45% +7.31%
10th Percentile £15.19 £13.25 £12.25
90th Percentile £47.00 £30.00 £53.75
UK median hourly rate £26.50 £20.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year +32.50% -15.79% -8.65%

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 16,717 15,926 17,420
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 29.84% 29.69% 30.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,035 9,704 10,621
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £250 £210 £215
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 739 750 929
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.25 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.75% - +8.11%
10th Percentile £11.39 £10.75 £11.32
90th Percentile £48.25 £47.50 £46.00
UK median hourly rate £20.25 £20.66 £20.00
% change year-on-year -1.98% +3.28% +5.10%

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 12 December 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 12 December 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 12 December 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 0 506 £425 - 110
North of England +3 375 £425 +6.25% 104
Midlands -10 243 £400 +14.29% 77
North West -3 195 £450 +5.88% 53
West Midlands -3 184 £400 - 57
East of England +1 181 £438 +16.67% 49
South West +48 180 £419 -1.47% 42
Yorkshire 0 145 £425 +8.28% 38
Scotland +25 134 £438 +18.64% 17
East Midlands -33 45 £350 +7.69% 20
North East -3 36 £365 +15.87% 13
Wales -12 23 £420 +50.52% 11
Northern Ireland +36 9 - - 3
Data Centre
UK

For the 6 months to 12 December 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.

1 487 (29.62%) Migration
2 433 (26.34%) Cisco
3 381 (23.18%) Windows
4 333 (20.26%) Microsoft
5 327 (19.89%) VMware
5 327 (19.89%) Firewall
6 260 (15.82%) Security Cleared
7 235 (14.29%) Finance
8 232 (14.11%) Agile Software Development
9 228 (13.87%) Active Directory
10 218 (13.26%) Cisco Certification
11 217 (13.20%) Microsoft Azure
12 216 (13.14%) Linux
13 211 (12.83%) VMware Infrastructure
14 208 (12.65%) ITIL
15 207 (12.59%) Windows Server
16 190 (11.56%) Project Management
17 189 (11.50%) SC Cleared
18 185 (11.25%) WAN
19 182 (11.07%) Amazon AWS
20 172 (10.46%) LAN
21 153 (9.31%) DevOps
22 149 (9.06%) CCNP
23 146 (8.88%) Infrastructure Engineering
24 144 (8.76%) Stakeholder Management
25 139 (8.45%) SQL
26 126 (7.66%) Cisco Nexus
27 121 (7.36%) PRINCE2
27 121 (7.36%) PowerShell
28 115 (7.00%) Citrix

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 54 (3.28%) MS Exchange
2 45 (2.74%) SharePoint
3 28 (1.70%) IIS
4 25 (1.52%) Apache
4 25 (1.52%) Confluence
4 25 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2010
5 21 (1.28%) Skype for Business
6 20 (1.22%) JBoss
7 19 (1.16%) Tomcat
8 12 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2013
9 10 (0.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 9 (0.55%) OpenStack
11 8 (0.49%) Elasticsearch
11 8 (0.49%) nginx
12 6 (0.36%) WebLogic
13 5 (0.30%) Apache Spark
13 5 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2003
13 5 (0.30%) WebSphere
14 4 (0.24%) CMS
15 3 (0.18%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 48 (2.92%) Microsoft Office
2 33 (2.01%) MS Visio
3 22 (1.34%) Microsoft Project
4 16 (0.97%) Microsoft Excel
5 8 (0.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.12%) AutoCAD
6 2 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (0.49%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.24%) SAP GRC
3 2 (0.12%) ENOVIA
4 1 (0.061%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.061%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.061%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 217 (13.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 182 (11.07%) Amazon AWS
3 114 (6.93%) Office 365
4 32 (1.95%) IaaS
5 27 (1.64%) Azure Active Directory
6 25 (1.52%) SaaS
7 21 (1.28%) PaaS
8 18 (1.09%) Cloud Computing
8 18 (1.09%) Google Cloud Platform
9 17 (1.03%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 12 (0.73%) Amazon S3
11 11 (0.67%) Amazon EC2
12 8 (0.49%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 7 (0.43%) Datadog
13 7 (0.43%) OpenShift
14 5 (0.30%) IBM Cloud
15 4 (0.24%) AWS CloudFormation
15 4 (0.24%) SuccessFactors
16 3 (0.18%) Amazon EMR
16 3 (0.18%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 327 (19.89%) Firewall
2 185 (11.25%) WAN
3 172 (10.46%) LAN
4 126 (7.66%) Cisco Nexus
5 114 (6.93%) BGP
5 114 (6.93%) SAN
6 112 (6.81%) DNS
7 105 (6.39%) VPN
8 100 (6.08%) OSPF
9 95 (5.78%) Network Security
10 92 (5.60%) Cisco ASA
11 75 (4.56%) Wireless
12 72 (4.38%) TCP/IP
13 66 (4.01%) MPLS
14 58 (3.53%) DHCP
15 55 (3.35%) VoIP
16 52 (3.16%) NAS
17 50 (3.04%) Internet
18 46 (2.80%) IPsec
19 41 (2.49%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 106 (6.45%) SQL Server
2 21 (1.28%) Big Data
3 17 (1.03%) NoSQL
4 16 (0.97%) SQL Server 2012
5 15 (0.91%) Apache Cassandra
6 14 (0.85%) MongoDB
7 11 (0.67%) Oracle Database
7 11 (0.67%) SQL Server 2014
8 10 (0.61%) MySQL
8 10 (0.61%) Power BI
9 9 (0.55%) Data Warehouse
9 9 (0.55%) SQL Server 2016
10 8 (0.49%) Hadoop
10 8 (0.49%) PostgreSQL
10 8 (0.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 8 (0.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 7 (0.43%) Amazon Redshift
11 7 (0.43%) DTS
11 7 (0.43%) SQL Server 2008
11 7 (0.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 57 (3.47%) JIRA
2 32 (1.95%) Jenkins
3 29 (1.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 26 (1.58%) Git (software)
5 14 (0.85%) Visual Studio
6 11 (0.67%) Team Foundation Server
7 9 (0.55%) Subversion
7 9 (0.55%) TeamCity
7 9 (0.55%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 8 (0.49%) SonarQube
9 6 (0.36%) Ant
9 6 (0.36%) Oracle APEX
9 6 (0.36%) Oracle Forms
9 6 (0.36%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 5 (0.30%) Cucumber
10 5 (0.30%) Hudson
10 5 (0.30%) Octopus Deploy
10 5 (0.30%) Sonatype Nexus
11 4 (0.24%) Bitbucket
11 4 (0.24%) Vagrant
General
1 235 (14.29%) Finance
2 85 (5.17%) Telecoms
3 54 (3.28%) Banking
4 48 (2.92%) Law
5 43 (2.62%) Retail
6 29 (1.76%) Back Office
7 25 (1.52%) Manufacturing
8 10 (0.61%) Legal
8 10 (0.61%) Publishing
9 9 (0.55%) Financial Institution
10 7 (0.43%) Mandarin Language
11 6 (0.36%) Advertising
11 6 (0.36%) Electronics
11 6 (0.36%) Local Government
12 5 (0.30%) Automotive
12 5 (0.30%) Investment Banking
12 5 (0.30%) Marketing
13 4 (0.24%) Aerospace
13 4 (0.24%) Billing
14 3 (0.18%) Games
Job Titles
1 283 (17.21%) Architect
2 234 (14.23%) Project Manager
3 176 (10.71%) Network Engineer
4 116 (7.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 114 (6.93%) Analyst
6 81 (4.93%) Infrastructure Manager
7 80 (4.87%) Consultant
8 76 (4.62%) Infrastructure Architect
9 67 (4.08%) Infrastructure Project Manager
10 61 (3.71%) Technical Architect
11 60 (3.65%) Solutions Architect
12 53 (3.22%) Data Centre Manager
13 49 (2.98%) Support Engineer
14 48 (2.92%) Storage Engineer
15 47 (2.86%) Administrator
16 46 (2.80%) Data Centre Project Manager
17 42 (2.55%) IT Manager
17 42 (2.55%) Network Architect
18 39 (2.37%) Migration Manager
19 37 (2.25%) Migration Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (3.47%) Middleware
2 40 (2.43%) Web Services
3 33 (2.01%) Kafka
4 29 (1.76%) .NET
5 18 (1.09%) Elastic Stack
6 14 (0.85%) XML
7 13 (0.79%) Java EE
8 12 (0.73%) 802.1X
9 11 (0.67%) REST
10 9 (0.55%) CSS
11 7 (0.43%) HTML
11 7 (0.43%) LDAP
12 6 (0.36%) SOAP
12 6 (0.36%) Spine.js
13 5 (0.30%) JSON
13 5 (0.30%) Oracle Fusion
13 5 (0.30%) RabbitMQ
14 4 (0.24%) J2EE
14 4 (0.24%) jQuery
14 4 (0.24%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 75 (4.56%) Analytical Skills
2 61 (3.71%) Management Information System
3 52 (3.16%) Hybrid Cloud
4 51 (3.10%) Public Cloud
5 44 (2.68%) Clustering
6 42 (2.55%) Private Cloud
7 32 (1.95%) Self-Motivation
8 31 (1.89%) Driving Licence
8 31 (1.89%) Virtual Team
9 30 (1.82%) Replication
10 25 (1.52%) PKI
11 23 (1.40%) Video Conferencing
12 20 (1.22%) Mainframe
13 19 (1.16%) Data Structures
13 19 (1.16%) Enterprise Storage
14 18 (1.09%) Blackberry
14 18 (1.09%) Fat Client
14 18 (1.09%) Thin Client
15 17 (1.03%) NHS
16 14 (0.85%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 381 (23.18%) Windows
2 216 (13.14%) Linux
3 207 (12.59%) Windows Server
4 88 (5.35%) Unix
5 76 (4.62%) Windows Server 2012
6 51 (3.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 46 (2.80%) Windows Server 2008
8 38 (2.31%) Solaris
9 35 (2.13%) Windows 10
10 29 (1.76%) Windows 7
11 19 (1.16%) Windows Server 2003
12 18 (1.09%) AIX
13 14 (0.85%) CentOS
14 10 (0.61%) SUSE
15 8 (0.49%) Data ONTAP
15 8 (0.49%) Ubuntu
16 6 (0.36%) HPUX
17 5 (0.30%) Android
18 4 (0.24%) Oracle Linux
18 4 (0.24%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 487 (29.62%) Migration
2 232 (14.11%) Agile Software Development
3 208 (12.65%) ITIL
4 190 (11.56%) Project Management
5 153 (9.31%) DevOps
6 146 (8.88%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 144 (8.76%) Stakeholder Management
8 121 (7.36%) PRINCE2
9 107 (6.51%) Problem-Solving
10 100 (6.08%) Load Balancing
11 99 (6.02%) Disaster Recovery
12 91 (5.54%) Service Management
13 82 (4.99%) Change Management
14 77 (4.68%) Service Delivery
15 64 (3.89%) Configuration Management
16 59 (3.59%) Data Protection
16 59 (3.59%) TOGAF
17 57 (3.47%) Waterfall
18 56 (3.41%) High Availability
19 52 (3.16%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 139 (8.45%) SQL
2 121 (7.36%) PowerShell
3 63 (3.83%) Java
4 41 (2.49%) Python
5 39 (2.37%) Perl
6 33 (2.01%) Shell Script
7 23 (1.40%) Bash Shell
8 20 (1.22%) C
9 13 (0.79%) C#
10 12 (0.73%) JavaScript
10 12 (0.73%) VB
11 10 (0.61%) T-SQL
12 9 (0.55%) Ruby
13 8 (0.49%) VBScript
14 6 (0.36%) PHP
15 4 (0.24%) C++
15 4 (0.24%) PL/SQL
16 3 (0.18%) Scala
16 3 (0.18%) VB.NET
16 3 (0.18%) VBA
Qualifications
1 260 (15.82%) Security Cleared
2 218 (13.26%) Cisco Certification
3 189 (11.50%) SC Cleared
4 149 (9.06%) CCNP
5 93 (5.66%) Degree
6 88 (5.35%) CCNA
7 76 (4.62%) Microsoft Certification
8 66 (4.01%) CCIE
9 59 (3.59%) MCSE
10 58 (3.53%) DV Cleared
11 50 (3.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 39 (2.37%) MCSA
13 27 (1.64%) PMP
14 23 (1.40%) PMI Certification
15 19 (1.16%) CCDP
16 18 (1.09%) BPSS Clearance
16 18 (1.09%) CISM
17 17 (1.03%) CISSP
17 17 (1.03%) ITIL Certification
17 17 (1.03%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (5.11%) SLA
2 50 (3.04%) GDPR
3 29 (1.76%) QA
4 25 (1.52%) PMO
5 21 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 20 (1.22%) PCI DSS
7 18 (1.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 13 (0.79%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 10 (0.61%) ISO 22301
10 8 (0.49%) Disclosure Scotland
10 8 (0.49%) ISAE 3402
10 8 (0.49%) ISO 31000
10 8 (0.49%) ISO 9001
10 8 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 7 (0.43%) Data Quality
12 6 (0.36%) COBIT
13 4 (0.24%) COSO
13 4 (0.24%) Government Security Classifications
13 4 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 2 (0.12%) HIPAA
System Software
1 228 (13.87%) Active Directory
2 211 (12.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 61 (3.71%) vSphere
4 60 (3.65%) Hyper-V
5 56 (3.41%) VMware ESXi
6 39 (2.37%) Docker
6 39 (2.37%) XenApp
7 34 (2.07%) Virtual Machines
8 22 (1.34%) VMware NSX
9 20 (1.22%) XenDesktop
10 19 (1.16%) NFS
11 18 (1.09%) Virtual Servers
12 16 (0.97%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 14 (0.85%) VMware Server
14 13 (0.79%) VMware Workstation
15 12 (0.73%) EMC RecoverPoint
16 11 (0.67%) Microsoft App-V
16 11 (0.67%) vCloud
16 11 (0.67%) XenServer
17 10 (0.61%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 83 (5.05%) SCCM
2 54 (3.28%) Ansible
3 49 (2.98%) Puppet
3 49 (2.98%) vCenter Server
4 37 (2.25%) SCOM
5 35 (2.13%) Kubernetes
6 25 (1.52%) Opscode Chef
7 24 (1.46%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 24 (1.46%) Nagios
7 24 (1.46%) Terraform
7 24 (1.46%) vRealize
8 23 (1.40%) NetBackup
9 22 (1.34%) FortiGate
10 19 (1.16%) WSUS
11 18 (1.09%) Microsoft Clustering
11 18 (1.09%) PowerCLI
12 16 (0.97%) Cisco CUCM
13 15 (0.91%) Cisco Prime
14 13 (0.79%) McAfee ePO
14 13 (0.79%) Nessus
Vendors
1 433 (26.34%) Cisco
2 333 (20.26%) Microsoft
3 327 (19.89%) VMware
4 115 (7.00%) Citrix
5 106 (6.45%) Oracle
6 103 (6.27%) F5
7 98 (5.96%) CheckPoint
8 96 (5.84%) HP
9 94 (5.72%) NetApp
10 80 (4.87%) EMC
11 76 (4.62%) Juniper
12 54 (3.28%) IBM
13 52 (3.16%) McAfee
14 51 (3.10%) SolarWinds
15 49 (2.98%) Red Hat
16 44 (2.68%) Palo Alto
17 42 (2.55%) Isilon
18 39 (2.37%) Dell
19 35 (2.13%) Fortinet
20 31 (1.89%) Google