Period
to 18 June 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 June 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 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 86 68 46
Rank change year-on-year -18 -22 +14
Contract jobs citing Data Centre 1,398 1,574 2,373
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 2.66% 3.21% 3.95%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 8.72% 10.31% 12.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 834 982 1,292
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% -
10th Percentile £250 £250 £255
90th Percentile £588 £542 £569
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 38 92
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £15.00 £28.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +43.33% -46.90% +43.95%
10th Percentile £13.88 £11.64 £12.54
90th Percentile £46.38 £24.13 £53.79
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £16.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year +36.36% -41.07% +36.95%

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 16,024 15,269 18,737
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 30.44% 31.16% 31.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,519 9,124 11,389
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.25% +5.26% +3.40%
10th Percentile £236 £223 £225
90th Percentile £569 £544 £550
UK median daily rate £455 £444 £425
% change year-on-year +2.48% +4.35% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 743 836 913
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £18.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.22% -13.95% +22.86%
10th Percentile £11.07 £11.06 £11.34
90th Percentile £52.50 £48.75 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £21.34
% change year-on-year +12.50% -6.28% +16.14%

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 June 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 June 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 June 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 -15 442 £450 +5.88% 113
North of England -40 307 £375 -12.79% 47
Midlands -1 243 £425 +6.25% 52
East of England +15 223 £444 +18.33% 49
West Midlands -4 175 £443 +6.63% 33
North West -62 131 £425 - 29
Yorkshire -25 117 £375 -16.67% 14
Scotland -50 87 £400 +1.27% 12
South West -13 86 £388 +3.33% 40
North East +35 62 £360 -15.29% 4
East Midlands +3 57 £375 +22.45% 19
Wales -25 13 £279 -44.20% 2
Northern Ireland +1 3 £500 +53.37%
Data Centre
UK

For the 6 months to 18 June 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.

1 386 (27.61%) Windows
2 358 (25.61%) Cisco
3 332 (23.75%) Migration
4 277 (19.81%) VMware
5 264 (18.88%) Microsoft
6 253 (18.10%) ITIL
7 252 (18.03%) Firewall
8 230 (16.45%) WAN
9 223 (15.95%) Microsoft Azure
10 207 (14.81%) Active Directory
11 200 (14.31%) Security Cleared
12 199 (14.23%) Linux
13 187 (13.38%) Finance
14 183 (13.09%) Windows Server
15 181 (12.95%) VMware Infrastructure
15 181 (12.95%) Amazon AWS
16 178 (12.73%) LAN
17 160 (11.44%) Cisco Certification
18 150 (10.73%) SC Cleared
19 143 (10.23%) Agile Software Development
20 142 (10.16%) Project Management
21 131 (9.37%) Stakeholder Management
22 118 (8.44%) VPN
23 113 (8.08%) Oracle
24 110 (7.87%) DNS
25 109 (7.80%) CCNP
26 108 (7.73%) Cisco ASA
27 105 (7.51%) DevOps
28 102 (7.30%) High Availability
29 101 (7.22%) Configuration Management

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 59 (4.22%) MS Exchange
2 45 (3.22%) IIS
3 32 (2.29%) Skype for Business
4 27 (1.93%) SharePoint
5 18 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2010
6 14 (1.00%) Apache
7 9 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2003
7 9 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2013
7 9 (0.64%) Tomcat
8 7 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2007
9 6 (0.43%) OpenStack
10 5 (0.36%) Cloud Foundry
10 5 (0.36%) nginx
11 4 (0.29%) Confluence
11 4 (0.29%) Elasticsearch
11 4 (0.29%) SharePoint Server
12 3 (0.21%) Apache Spark
12 3 (0.21%) SharePoint 2013
13 2 (0.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 2 (0.14%) WebSphere
Applications
1 66 (4.72%) Microsoft Office
2 32 (2.29%) MS Visio
3 28 (2.00%) Microsoft Excel
4 15 (1.07%) Microsoft Project
5 8 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (0.43%) Oracle Payables
2 5 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.29%) Oracle Receivables
4 3 (0.21%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.14%) BusinessWorks
5 2 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.14%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.072%) OPENHousing
6 1 (0.072%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
6 1 (0.072%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.072%) SAP Hybris
6 1 (0.072%) Scribe Insight
Cloud Services
1 223 (15.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 181 (12.95%) Amazon AWS
3 67 (4.79%) Office 365
4 46 (3.29%) IaaS
5 40 (2.86%) PaaS
6 32 (2.29%) Datadog
7 30 (2.15%) SaaS
8 17 (1.22%) Azure Active Directory
9 14 (1.00%) Cloud Computing
10 7 (0.50%) Google Cloud Platform
11 6 (0.43%) GitHub
12 5 (0.36%) AWS CloudFormation
13 4 (0.29%) Serverless
14 3 (0.21%) Dynamics 365
14 3 (0.21%) OneDrive
14 3 (0.21%) OpenShift
15 2 (0.14%) Akamai
15 2 (0.14%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 2 (0.14%) G Suite
16 1 (0.072%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 252 (18.03%) Firewall
2 230 (16.45%) WAN
3 178 (12.73%) LAN
4 118 (8.44%) VPN
5 110 (7.87%) DNS
6 108 (7.73%) Cisco ASA
7 93 (6.65%) SAN
8 90 (6.44%) Wireless
9 89 (6.37%) Network Security
10 70 (5.01%) DHCP
11 69 (4.94%) BGP
12 65 (4.65%) TCP/IP
13 60 (4.29%) MPLS
14 54 (3.86%) Cisco Nexus
15 53 (3.79%) OSPF
16 41 (2.93%) Internet
17 38 (2.72%) IPsec
17 38 (2.72%) VoIP
18 33 (2.36%) VLAN
19 29 (2.07%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (5.22%) SQL Server
2 24 (1.72%) Amazon Redshift
2 24 (1.72%) MySQL
3 13 (0.93%) NoSQL
3 13 (0.93%) Relational Database
4 12 (0.86%) Oracle Database
5 11 (0.79%) Data Warehouse
5 11 (0.79%) Hadoop
6 9 (0.64%) MongoDB
6 9 (0.64%) PostgreSQL
7 8 (0.57%) Big Data
8 7 (0.50%) Power BI
8 7 (0.50%) SQL Server 2012
9 6 (0.43%) Informix
9 6 (0.43%) SQL Server 2008
10 5 (0.36%) Apache Cassandra
10 5 (0.36%) DB2
10 5 (0.36%) Redis
10 5 (0.36%) SQL Server 2016
11 4 (0.29%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 45 (3.22%) Jenkins
2 29 (2.07%) TeamCity
3 19 (1.36%) JIRA
4 18 (1.29%) Git (software)
5 13 (0.93%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 7 (0.50%) Visual Studio Team System
7 6 (0.43%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (0.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 4 (0.29%) Subversion
9 4 (0.29%) Vagrant
10 3 (0.21%) ERwin
10 3 (0.21%) RSpec
10 3 (0.21%) SonarQube
10 3 (0.21%) Toad
10 3 (0.21%) Visual Studio
11 2 (0.14%) Artifactory
11 2 (0.14%) Octopus Deploy
12 1 (0.072%) Maven
12 1 (0.072%) MSTest
12 1 (0.072%) Psake
General
1 187 (13.38%) Finance
2 87 (6.22%) Telecoms
3 77 (5.51%) Law
4 52 (3.72%) Retail
5 28 (2.00%) Banking
6 27 (1.93%) Legal
7 23 (1.65%) Local Government
8 19 (1.36%) Manufacturing
9 18 (1.29%) Digital Economy
10 11 (0.79%) Games
10 11 (0.79%) Mandarin Language
11 9 (0.64%) German Language
12 6 (0.43%) Automotive
12 6 (0.43%) Back Office
12 6 (0.43%) French Language
13 5 (0.36%) Billing
14 4 (0.29%) Financial Institution
14 4 (0.29%) Publishing
15 3 (0.21%) Electronics
16 2 (0.14%) Military
Job Titles
1 223 (15.95%) Architect
2 165 (11.80%) Network Engineer
3 163 (11.66%) Analyst
4 143 (10.23%) Project Manager
5 91 (6.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 85 (6.08%) Consultant
7 66 (4.72%) Infrastructure Manager
8 60 (4.29%) Data Centre Engineer
9 59 (4.22%) DevOps Engineer
10 57 (4.08%) Business Analyst
11 51 (3.65%) Network Architect
12 47 (3.36%) Solutions Architect
13 45 (3.22%) Infrastructure Project Manager
14 42 (3.00%) Infrastructure Architect
15 41 (2.93%) Infrastructure Analyst
15 41 (2.93%) Technical Architect
16 39 (2.79%) Cisco Engineer
16 39 (2.79%) Server Engineer
16 39 (2.79%) Support Engineer
17 38 (2.72%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (2.50%) Elastic Stack
2 28 (2.00%) Web Services
3 26 (1.86%) LDAP
4 25 (1.79%) Middleware
5 22 (1.57%) .NET
6 11 (0.79%) WAP
6 11 (0.79%) XML
7 10 (0.72%) HTML
7 10 (0.72%) SAML
8 9 (0.64%) SOAP
9 8 (0.57%) JSON
9 8 (0.57%) RESTful
10 7 (0.50%) RabbitMQ
10 7 (0.50%) REST
11 6 (0.43%) Kafka
12 5 (0.36%) 802.1X
12 5 (0.36%) CSS
13 4 (0.29%) Ajax
13 4 (0.29%) ASP.NET
13 4 (0.29%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 85 (6.08%) Analytical Skills
2 60 (4.29%) Management Information System
3 44 (3.15%) PKI
4 39 (2.79%) Computer Science
5 38 (2.72%) Clustering
6 34 (2.43%) Private Cloud
7 25 (1.79%) Public Cloud
8 24 (1.72%) Self-Motivation
9 22 (1.57%) Driving Licence
9 22 (1.57%) Mainframe
9 22 (1.57%) Virtual Team
10 16 (1.14%) CMDB
11 15 (1.07%) PMI
12 14 (1.00%) Hybrid Cloud
12 14 (1.00%) NHS
13 11 (0.79%) Data Structures
13 11 (0.79%) Fat Client
13 11 (0.79%) Thin Client
13 11 (0.79%) User Experience
14 10 (0.72%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 386 (27.61%) Windows
2 199 (14.23%) Linux
3 183 (13.09%) Windows Server
4 65 (4.65%) Unix
4 65 (4.65%) Windows Server 2012
5 57 (4.08%) Windows Server 2008
6 50 (3.58%) Windows Server 2003
7 44 (3.15%) Windows 10
8 43 (3.08%) Windows 7
9 39 (2.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 25 (1.79%) AIX
10 25 (1.79%) Solaris
11 11 (0.79%) Windows 8
12 9 (0.64%) Android
12 9 (0.64%) Mac OS X
13 7 (0.50%) Debian
14 6 (0.43%) HPUX
15 5 (0.36%) CentOS
15 5 (0.36%) Oracle Linux
16 4 (0.29%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 332 (23.75%) Migration
2 253 (18.10%) ITIL
3 143 (10.23%) Agile Software Development
4 142 (10.16%) Project Management
5 131 (9.37%) Stakeholder Management
6 105 (7.51%) DevOps
7 102 (7.30%) High Availability
8 101 (7.22%) Configuration Management
9 99 (7.08%) Programme Delivery
10 91 (6.51%) Change Management
11 87 (6.22%) Network Design
12 84 (6.01%) Problem-Solving
13 81 (5.79%) Service Management
14 79 (5.65%) Disaster Recovery
15 76 (5.44%) PRINCE2
16 66 (4.72%) Load Balancing
17 61 (4.36%) Open Source
18 56 (4.01%) Service Delivery
19 47 (3.36%) Test Automation
20 44 (3.15%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 87 (6.22%) PowerShell
2 84 (6.01%) Java
3 71 (5.08%) SQL
4 65 (4.65%) Python
5 58 (4.15%) C
6 47 (3.36%) Perl
7 41 (2.93%) Bash Shell
8 36 (2.58%) C++
8 36 (2.58%) Ruby
9 20 (1.43%) PHP
10 10 (0.72%) VBScript
11 9 (0.64%) C#
11 9 (0.64%) JavaScript
12 6 (0.43%) Shell Script
12 6 (0.43%) VB
13 5 (0.36%) T-SQL
14 3 (0.21%) AWK
14 3 (0.21%) Groovy
15 2 (0.14%) PL/SQL
16 1 (0.072%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 200 (14.31%) Security Cleared
2 160 (11.44%) Cisco Certification
3 150 (10.73%) SC Cleared
4 109 (7.80%) CCNP
5 94 (6.72%) Degree
6 67 (4.79%) Microsoft Certification
7 58 (4.15%) CCNA
8 52 (3.72%) DV Cleared
9 44 (3.15%) MCSE
10 32 (2.29%) CCIE
11 30 (2.15%) CISSP
11 30 (2.15%) PMP
12 28 (2.00%) CCDP
13 26 (1.86%) MCSA
14 22 (1.57%) BPSS Clearance
14 22 (1.57%) PMI Certification
15 18 (1.29%) CISM
16 16 (1.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 14 (1.00%) ITIL Certification
17 14 (1.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (4.15%) SLA
2 34 (2.43%) QA
3 32 (2.29%) GDPR
4 28 (2.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 21 (1.50%) PCI DSS
6 20 (1.43%) PMO
7 13 (0.93%) COBIT
7 13 (0.93%) COSO
8 10 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 9 (0.64%) Disclosure Scotland
10 5 (0.36%) Data Quality
11 3 (0.21%) ISAE 3402
11 3 (0.21%) ISO 22301
11 3 (0.21%) ISO 31000
11 3 (0.21%) ISO 9001
11 3 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 2 (0.14%) HIPAA
12 2 (0.14%) ISO 9000
12 2 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 19770
12 2 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 207 (14.81%) Active Directory
2 181 (12.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 61 (4.36%) vSphere
4 56 (4.01%) Hyper-V
5 48 (3.43%) Docker
6 40 (2.86%) VMware ESXi
7 39 (2.79%) VMware NSX
8 30 (2.15%) Virtual Servers
9 23 (1.65%) XenApp
10 21 (1.50%) Virtual Machines
11 12 (0.86%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 12 (0.86%) vCloud
12 11 (0.79%) Terminal Services
13 9 (0.64%) Virtual Desktop
13 9 (0.64%) VMware Workstation
14 8 (0.57%) Microsoft App-V
15 7 (0.50%) XenDesktop
16 5 (0.36%) Firmware
16 5 (0.36%) StorNext
17 4 (0.29%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 68 (4.86%) SCCM
2 63 (4.51%) Puppet
3 58 (4.15%) Ansible
4 50 (3.58%) FortiGate
5 45 (3.22%) Terraform
6 36 (2.58%) Nagios
7 33 (2.36%) Kubernetes
8 32 (2.29%) Packer
8 32 (2.29%) SCOM
9 30 (2.15%) vCenter Server
10 23 (1.65%) Opscode Chef
11 20 (1.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 19 (1.36%) Microsoft Clustering
13 15 (1.07%) NetBackup
14 14 (1.00%) McAfee ePO
14 14 (1.00%) WSUS
15 12 (0.86%) Nessus
16 11 (0.79%) Tivoli Storage Manager
17 10 (0.72%) Single Sign-On
17 10 (0.72%) vRealize
Vendors
1 358 (25.61%) Cisco
2 277 (19.81%) VMware
3 264 (18.88%) Microsoft
4 113 (8.08%) Oracle
5 90 (6.44%) HP
6 87 (6.22%) Citrix
7 86 (6.15%) CheckPoint
8 64 (4.58%) Juniper
8 64 (4.58%) McAfee
9 61 (4.36%) F5
10 57 (4.08%) Dell
11 50 (3.58%) Splunk
12 47 (3.36%) Fortinet
13 44 (3.15%) IBM
14 42 (3.00%) EMC
15 40 (2.86%) Aruba
16 37 (2.65%) Brocade
17 35 (2.50%) Nokia
18 34 (2.43%) New Relic
19 33 (2.36%) Red Hat