Period
to 18 August 2017

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Data Centre in contract job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Data Centre over the 6 months to 18 August 2017 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
6 months to
18 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 92 63 64
Rank change year-on-year -29 +1 +11
Contract jobs citing Data Centre 2564 3595 3338
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.66% 3.31% 2.96%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 7.96% 9.98% 9.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1604 2123 1823
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £263
90th Percentile £588 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 97 95
UK median hourly rate £15.50 £24.50 £21.53
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.73% +13.82% -9.62%
10th Percentile £11.95 £12.25 £12.00
90th Percentile £39.00 £47.83 £43.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £24.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year -38.78% +16.67% -19.23%

Data Centre is in the generic IT skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 32200 36034 35964
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 33.40% 33.17% 31.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 21042 23617 22461
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £265 £253 £238
90th Percentile £640 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 986 1198 1375
UK median hourly rate £21.45 £21.00 £18.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.14% +11.11% -5.50%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.50 £11.17
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.33 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year -4.76% +13.51% -7.50%

Data Centre
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Data Centre in the UK

Data Centre
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Data Centre in the UK

Data Centre
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Data Centre over the 6 months to 18 August 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Data Centre in the UK

Data Centre
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Data Centre in the UK

Data Centre
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Data Centre over the 6 months to 18 August 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Data Centre in the UK

Data Centre
Top 16 Contract Locations

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 over the 6 months to 18 August 2017. 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
England -22 2425 £425 - 252
UK excluding London -22 1529 £420 +5.00% 171
London -18 994 £450 -3.23% 98
South East -26 497 £436 +2.65% 58
North of England -5 425 £425 +3.03% 35
North West -10 262 £439 +3.24% 19
Midlands 0 211 £400 +6.67% 14
East of England +2 181 £375 -3.85% 23
West Midlands +7 146 £416 +12.50% 10
Yorkshire -6 129 £430 +14.67% 14
South West -21 118 £399 +6.33% 25
Scotland -60 86 £395 +19.70% 10
East Midlands -7 64 £320 -16.07% 4
North East +32 35 £356 +27.23% 2
Wales +1 18 £405 -7.43% 7
Northern Ireland -43 7 £336 +6.51%

For the 6 months to 18 August 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Data Centre also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Data Centre.

1 777 (30.30%) Migration
2 675 (26.33%) Cisco
3 617 (24.06%) Windows
4 554 (21.61%) VMware
5 521 (20.32%) Finance
6 502 (19.58%) Firewall
7 447 (17.43%) Microsoft
8 437 (17.04%) Linux
9 418 (16.30%) WAN
10 353 (13.77%) ITIL
11 350 (13.65%) Security Cleared
12 349 (13.61%) Active Directory
13 348 (13.57%) LAN
14 334 (13.03%) VMware Infrastructure
15 317 (12.36%) Cisco Certification
16 289 (11.27%) SC Cleared
17 285 (11.12%) Windows Server
18 267 (10.41%) Project Management
19 264 (10.30%) SAN
20 256 (9.98%) Unix
21 245 (9.56%) DNS
22 238 (9.28%) Microsoft Azure
23 236 (9.20%) Agile Software Development
24 231 (9.01%) CCNP
25 216 (8.42%) Citrix
26 214 (8.35%) F5
27 212 (8.27%) Oracle
28 199 (7.76%) Cisco Nexus
28 199 (7.76%) Amazon AWS
29 194 (7.57%) HP

Data Centre
Co-occurring IT Skills 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
1 108 (4.21%) MS Exchange
2 71 (2.77%) Apache
3 61 (2.38%) SharePoint
4 54 (2.11%) Tomcat
5 50 (1.95%) IIS
6 49 (1.91%) Exchange Server 2010
6 49 (1.91%) OpenStack
7 44 (1.72%) WebLogic
8 40 (1.56%) Skype for Business
9 39 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2013
10 32 (1.25%) JBoss
11 26 (1.01%) WebSphere
12 24 (0.94%) Confluence
13 20 (0.78%) iPlanet
13 20 (0.78%) Oracle Application Server
14 19 (0.74%) CMS
15 13 (0.51%) Cloud Foundry
16 12 (0.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 12 (0.47%) Elasticsearch
17 11 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 70 (2.73%) MS Visio
2 57 (2.22%) Microsoft Excel
3 53 (2.07%) Microsoft Project
4 52 (2.03%) Microsoft Office
5 24 (0.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 17 (0.66%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.20%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.039%) GNU Octave
Business Applications
1 9 (0.35%) Oracle iRecruitment
1 9 (0.35%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 8 (0.31%) Payment Gateway
3 5 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.20%) ION MarketView
3 5 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (0.16%) Eloqua
4 4 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
5 3 (0.12%) Sprinklr
5 3 (0.12%) Staffware
5 3 (0.12%) WebTrends
6 2 (0.078%) Maximo
6 2 (0.078%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.039%) assyst
7 1 (0.039%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.039%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.039%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.039%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.039%) Sentinel
7 1 (0.039%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 238 (9.28%) Microsoft Azure
2 199 (7.76%) Amazon AWS
3 135 (5.27%) Office 365
4 93 (3.63%) IaaS
5 80 (3.12%) PaaS
6 56 (2.18%) SaaS
7 46 (1.79%) Cloud Computing
8 24 (0.94%) Azure Active Directory
9 13 (0.51%) AWS CloudFormation
9 13 (0.51%) OneDrive
10 11 (0.43%) Oracle Service Cloud
11 9 (0.35%) Amazon EC2
11 9 (0.35%) Oracle CX
12 8 (0.31%) GitHub
12 8 (0.31%) Mimecast
13 6 (0.23%) Amazon S3
13 6 (0.23%) Google Cloud Platform
13 6 (0.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 6 (0.23%) Yammer
14 5 (0.20%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 502 (19.58%) Firewall
2 418 (16.30%) WAN
3 348 (13.57%) LAN
4 264 (10.30%) SAN
5 245 (9.56%) DNS
6 199 (7.76%) Cisco Nexus
7 165 (6.44%) Cisco ASA
8 164 (6.40%) VPN
9 158 (6.16%) MPLS
9 158 (6.16%) TCP/IP
10 152 (5.93%) Wireless
11 150 (5.85%) Network Security
12 142 (5.54%) BGP
13 115 (4.49%) OSPF
14 103 (4.02%) DHCP
15 89 (3.47%) Internet
16 79 (3.08%) EIGRP
17 78 (3.04%) IPsec
18 73 (2.85%) VoIP
19 69 (2.69%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 132 (5.15%) SQL Server
2 38 (1.48%) Big Data
3 37 (1.44%) Oracle Database
4 36 (1.40%) Hadoop
5 31 (1.21%) Relational Database
6 30 (1.17%) MySQL
7 29 (1.13%) MongoDB
7 29 (1.13%) SQL Server 2012
8 21 (0.82%) Oracle Reports
9 19 (0.74%) DB2
10 17 (0.66%) PostgreSQL
11 14 (0.55%) NoSQL
11 14 (0.55%) RDBMS
11 14 (0.55%) SQL Server 2008
11 14 (0.55%) SQL Server 2014
12 12 (0.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 11 (0.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 10 (0.39%) Oracle Database 12c
15 9 (0.35%) Oracle ODI
15 9 (0.35%) Redis
Development Applications
1 45 (1.76%) JIRA
2 35 (1.37%) Jenkins
3 34 (1.33%) Git (software)
4 26 (1.01%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 12 (0.47%) Sonatype Nexus
6 11 (0.43%) Vagrant
7 9 (0.35%) Bitbucket
8 8 (0.31%) Visual Studio
9 7 (0.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 7 (0.27%) IDA Disassembler
9 7 (0.27%) Metasploit
9 7 (0.27%) OllyDbg
10 6 (0.23%) Cucumber
10 6 (0.23%) Oracle Forms
10 6 (0.23%) Selenium
10 6 (0.23%) Zephyr
11 5 (0.20%) Ant
11 5 (0.20%) Maven
12 4 (0.16%) JMeter
12 4 (0.16%) Subversion
General
1 521 (20.32%) Finance
2 186 (7.25%) Banking
3 165 (6.44%) Telecoms
4 97 (3.78%) Law
5 56 (2.18%) Retail
6 31 (1.21%) Manufacturing
6 31 (1.21%) Marketing
7 30 (1.17%) Legal
8 23 (0.90%) Investment Banking
9 18 (0.70%) Financial Institution
10 16 (0.62%) Electronics
11 15 (0.59%) Local Government
11 15 (0.59%) Publishing
12 14 (0.55%) Automotive
13 13 (0.51%) Billing
14 12 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
15 8 (0.31%) Back Office
16 7 (0.27%) Games
17 6 (0.23%) Front Office
17 6 (0.23%) Military
Job Titles
1 436 (17.00%) Architect
2 319 (12.44%) Network Engineer
3 300 (11.70%) Project Manager
4 226 (8.81%) Analyst
5 215 (8.39%) Consultant
6 151 (5.89%) Infrastructure Architect
7 142 (5.54%) Infrastructure Manager
8 130 (5.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 115 (4.49%) Cisco Engineer
9 115 (4.49%) Data Centre Engineer
10 106 (4.13%) Infrastructure Project Manager
11 101 (3.94%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 98 (3.82%) Data Centre Manager
13 84 (3.28%) Solutions Architect
14 69 (2.69%) Cloud Architect
15 66 (2.57%) Administrator
16 65 (2.54%) Security Consultant
16 65 (2.54%) Systems Engineer
17 64 (2.50%) Network Architect
18 63 (2.46%) Data Centre Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (2.18%) Middleware
2 34 (1.33%) 802.1X
3 28 (1.09%) J2EE
4 27 (1.05%) .NET
4 27 (1.05%) Web Services
5 21 (0.82%) JSON
5 21 (0.82%) REST
6 20 (0.78%) XML
7 11 (0.43%) Kafka
8 10 (0.39%) CSS
8 10 (0.39%) Node.js
9 9 (0.35%) HTML
9 9 (0.35%) ISPF
10 8 (0.31%) .NET Framework
10 8 (0.31%) Elastic Stack
10 8 (0.31%) FIX Protocol
10 8 (0.31%) LAPP Stack
10 8 (0.31%) RESTful
10 8 (0.31%) SAML
10 8 (0.31%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 173 (6.75%) Analytical Skills
2 102 (3.98%) Management Information System
3 88 (3.43%) Private Cloud
4 80 (3.12%) Clustering
5 63 (2.46%) Computer Science
6 54 (2.11%) Replication
7 48 (1.87%) Mainframe
8 43 (1.68%) Hybrid Cloud
9 42 (1.64%) PKI
10 39 (1.52%) PMI
11 37 (1.44%) Virtual Team
12 36 (1.40%) Enterprise Software
13 34 (1.33%) CMDB
14 32 (1.25%) Fat Client
14 32 (1.25%) Thin Client
15 30 (1.17%) Public Cloud
16 26 (1.01%) EMC VNX
17 23 (0.90%) Driving Licence
18 19 (0.74%) Client/Server
19 18 (0.70%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 617 (24.06%) Windows
2 437 (17.04%) Linux
3 285 (11.12%) Windows Server
4 256 (9.98%) Unix
5 148 (5.77%) Windows Server 2012
6 127 (4.95%) AIX
7 122 (4.76%) Solaris
8 97 (3.78%) Windows Server 2008
9 91 (3.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 63 (2.46%) HPUX
11 52 (2.03%) Windows Server 2003
12 49 (1.91%) Windows 10
13 42 (1.64%) Windows 7
14 31 (1.21%) CentOS
14 31 (1.21%) SUSE
15 21 (0.82%) VMS
16 13 (0.51%) Data ONTAP
17 12 (0.47%) Ubuntu
17 12 (0.47%) Windows 8
18 7 (0.27%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 777 (30.30%) Migration
2 353 (13.77%) ITIL
3 267 (10.41%) Project Management
4 236 (9.20%) Agile Software Development
5 188 (7.33%) PRINCE2
6 162 (6.32%) Stakeholder Management
7 159 (6.20%) High Availability
7 159 (6.20%) Network Design
8 151 (5.89%) Service Management
9 136 (5.30%) Change Management
10 135 (5.27%) Programme Delivery
11 133 (5.19%) Load Balancing
12 123 (4.80%) Disaster Recovery
13 120 (4.68%) DevOps
14 105 (4.10%) Configuration Management
15 86 (3.35%) Information Security
16 85 (3.32%) Service Delivery
17 79 (3.08%) Data Migration
18 78 (3.04%) Incident Management
19 77 (3.00%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 166 (6.47%) PowerShell
2 148 (5.77%) SQL
3 121 (4.72%) Python
4 99 (3.86%) Perl
5 87 (3.39%) Bash Shell
6 84 (3.28%) Java
7 50 (1.95%) C
8 43 (1.68%) Shell Script
9 34 (1.33%) Korn
10 26 (1.01%) JavaScript
11 24 (0.94%) C-shell
12 19 (0.74%) PHP
13 17 (0.66%) Ruby
14 14 (0.55%) C#
15 11 (0.43%) VBScript
16 9 (0.35%) JCL
17 7 (0.27%) Go
17 7 (0.27%) Lisp
18 5 (0.20%) VBA
19 4 (0.16%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 350 (13.65%) Security Cleared
2 317 (12.36%) Cisco Certification
3 289 (11.27%) SC Cleared
4 231 (9.01%) CCNP
5 150 (5.85%) Degree
6 121 (4.72%) CCIE
7 118 (4.60%) CCNA
8 98 (3.82%) Microsoft Certification
9 67 (2.61%) PMI Certification
10 63 (2.46%) MCSE
11 60 (2.34%) PMP
12 48 (1.87%) DV Cleared
13 40 (1.56%) ITIL Certification
14 36 (1.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 34 (1.33%) CISSP
16 33 (1.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 33 (1.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 32 (1.25%) CCDP
18 29 (1.13%) Computer Science Degree
19 22 (0.86%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (2.69%) PCI DSS
2 63 (2.46%) SLA
3 61 (2.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 40 (1.56%) QA
5 34 (1.33%) PMO
6 14 (0.55%) NIST 800
7 13 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 15288
8 10 (0.39%) COBIT
8 10 (0.39%) GDPR
9 9 (0.35%) Disclosure Scotland
9 9 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 8 (0.31%) Data Quality
11 6 (0.23%) GPG13
11 6 (0.23%) ISO 22301
12 5 (0.20%) HMG Infosec
12 5 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 4 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials
14 3 (0.12%) AS 2805
14 3 (0.12%) ISO 8583
15 2 (0.078%) COSO
System Software
1 349 (13.61%) Active Directory
2 334 (13.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 122 (4.76%) Hyper-V
4 72 (2.81%) VMware ESXi
5 68 (2.65%) vSphere
6 44 (1.72%) XenApp
7 38 (1.48%) Virtual Servers
8 32 (1.25%) Virtual Machines
9 31 (1.21%) NFS
10 24 (0.94%) KVM
10 24 (0.94%) vCloud
10 24 (0.94%) XenDesktop
11 23 (0.90%) Docker
11 23 (0.90%) VMware NSX
12 18 (0.70%) Microsoft App-V
12 18 (0.70%) Oracle RAC
13 16 (0.62%) VirtualBox
14 15 (0.59%) Samba
14 15 (0.59%) Terminal Services
15 11 (0.43%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 114 (4.45%) SCCM
2 79 (3.08%) Puppet
3 58 (2.26%) Ansible
4 50 (1.95%) SCOM
4 50 (1.95%) vCenter Server
5 35 (1.37%) Opscode Chef
6 34 (1.33%) Cisco Prime
6 34 (1.33%) FortiGate
7 32 (1.25%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 26 (1.01%) NetBackup
9 25 (0.98%) Tivoli
10 24 (0.94%) Cisco CUCM
11 20 (0.78%) Microsoft Clustering
11 20 (0.78%) Nagios
11 20 (0.78%) vRealize
12 18 (0.70%) Cacti
13 16 (0.62%) OpenView
14 15 (0.59%) WSUS
15 13 (0.51%) Control-M
15 13 (0.51%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 675 (26.33%) Cisco
2 554 (21.61%) VMware
3 447 (17.43%) Microsoft
4 216 (8.42%) Citrix
5 214 (8.35%) F5
6 212 (8.27%) Oracle
7 194 (7.57%) HP
8 153 (5.97%) IBM
9 138 (5.38%) CheckPoint
10 107 (4.17%) Juniper
11 102 (3.98%) NetApp
11 102 (3.98%) Red Hat
12 90 (3.51%) Palo Alto
13 86 (3.35%) EMC
14 85 (3.32%) Fortinet
15 68 (2.65%) SolarWinds
16 58 (2.26%) 3PAR
17 56 (2.18%) Brocade
18 49 (1.91%) Dell
19 43 (1.68%) Symantec