Period
to 15 October 2018

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 15 October 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
6 months to
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 96 99 67
Rank change year-on-year +3 -32 +2
Contract jobs citing Data Centre 2,636 2,450 3,469
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.56% 2.49% 3.28%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 7.48% 7.24% 9.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,611 1,537 2,077
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +1.80%
10th Percentile £299 £259 £263
90th Percentile £638 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 70 93
UK median hourly rate £25.75 £16.00 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +60.94% -34.69% +8.34%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £46.98 £35.38 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.50 £16.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year +65.63% -34.69% +8.89%

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 with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 35,260 33,851 36,312
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 34.21% 34.39% 34.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,056 22,233 23,721
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £250
90th Percentile £658 £650 £615
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +5.00% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,086 1,058 1,245
UK median hourly rate £21.22 £20.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.49% +2.50% +7.99%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.25 £11.44
90th Percentile £51.00 £48.75 £46.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £20.81
% change year-on-year - -3.87% +15.58%

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 15 October 2018.

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 15 October 2018.

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 15 October 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
England 0 2,466 £450 +5.88% 589
UK excluding London -2 1,576 £425 +3.03% 425
London -10 1,024 £500 +10.62% 206
South East +5 486 £429 +0.82% 111
North of England -20 348 £415 -2.35% 95
East of England +5 227 £428 +14.00% 44
Midlands -11 219 £400 +12.68% 87
North West -31 179 £445 -1.11% 40
South West +29 163 £413 -0.60% 46
West Midlands -8 162 £420 +5.00% 67
Yorkshire -16 111 £413 +3.13% 44
Scotland -1 102 £425 +12.58% 33
North East +19 59 £365 +15.87% 11
East Midlands -20 45 £340 +6.25% 20
Wales -7 26 £435 +55.36% 7
Northern Ireland +39 9 - - 2

For the 6 months to 15 October 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 with a requirement for Data Centre.

1 767 (29.10%) Migration
2 689 (26.14%) Cisco
3 601 (22.80%) Windows
4 520 (19.73%) Firewall
5 516 (19.58%) VMware
6 498 (18.89%) Finance
7 459 (17.41%) Microsoft
8 406 (15.40%) ITIL
9 405 (15.36%) Linux
10 389 (14.76%) Microsoft Azure
10 389 (14.76%) Amazon AWS
11 371 (14.07%) Security Cleared
12 370 (14.04%) Cisco Certification
13 368 (13.96%) WAN
14 325 (12.33%) Agile Software Development
15 317 (12.03%) VMware Infrastructure
15 317 (12.03%) Active Directory
16 309 (11.72%) LAN
17 292 (11.08%) Project Management
18 288 (10.93%) Windows Server
19 287 (10.89%) SC Cleared
20 242 (9.18%) CCNP
21 237 (8.99%) DevOps
22 210 (7.97%) Stakeholder Management
23 185 (7.02%) Infrastructure Engineering
24 184 (6.98%) Citrix
25 183 (6.94%) BGP
26 182 (6.90%) Network Security
27 181 (6.87%) PowerShell
28 179 (6.79%) VPN

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 95 (3.60%) MS Exchange
2 61 (2.31%) SharePoint
3 50 (1.90%) IIS
4 47 (1.78%) Exchange Server 2010
5 46 (1.75%) Skype for Business
6 43 (1.63%) Apache
7 38 (1.44%) Confluence
8 29 (1.10%) OpenStack
9 27 (1.02%) Tomcat
10 20 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2013
11 18 (0.68%) JBoss
12 13 (0.49%) WebLogic
13 10 (0.38%) Apache Solr
14 9 (0.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 9 (0.34%) WebSphere
15 8 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2003
16 7 (0.27%) nginx
16 7 (0.27%) SharePoint 2013
17 6 (0.23%) Apache Spark
17 6 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 98 (3.72%) Microsoft Office
2 53 (2.01%) MS Visio
3 40 (1.52%) Microsoft Excel
4 38 (1.44%) Microsoft Project
5 16 (0.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 6 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.15%) AutoCAD
7 4 (0.15%) HipChat
8 2 (0.076%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 8 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.15%) Oracle EBS R12
3 4 (0.15%) SAP GRC
4 3 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (0.11%) Oracle Payables
5 2 (0.076%) ENOVIA
5 2 (0.076%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.076%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.038%) BusinessWorks
6 1 (0.038%) Concordance
6 1 (0.038%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.038%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.038%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.038%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
6 1 (0.038%) Relativity
6 1 (0.038%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 389 (14.76%) Amazon AWS
1 389 (14.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 167 (6.34%) Office 365
3 84 (3.19%) IaaS
4 61 (2.31%) PaaS
5 49 (1.86%) Azure Active Directory
6 48 (1.82%) SaaS
7 32 (1.21%) Cloud Computing
8 28 (1.06%) Google Cloud Platform
9 24 (0.91%) Datadog
10 22 (0.83%) AWS CloudFormation
10 22 (0.83%) IBM Cloud
10 22 (0.83%) Serverless
11 20 (0.76%) AWS Lambda
12 17 (0.64%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 16 (0.61%) OpenShift
14 12 (0.46%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 12 (0.46%) Amazon S3
15 11 (0.42%) Amazon EC2
15 11 (0.42%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 520 (19.73%) Firewall
2 368 (13.96%) WAN
3 309 (11.72%) LAN
4 183 (6.94%) BGP
5 182 (6.90%) Network Security
6 179 (6.79%) VPN
7 178 (6.75%) DNS
8 165 (6.26%) Cisco Nexus
9 156 (5.92%) Wireless
10 153 (5.80%) SAN
11 135 (5.12%) OSPF
12 121 (4.59%) Cisco ASA
12 121 (4.59%) MPLS
13 119 (4.51%) TCP/IP
14 113 (4.29%) DHCP
15 94 (3.57%) Internet
16 90 (3.41%) VLAN
17 87 (3.30%) VoIP
18 80 (3.03%) Wi-Fi
19 79 (3.00%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 149 (5.65%) SQL Server
2 48 (1.82%) Big Data
3 30 (1.14%) MongoDB
4 24 (0.91%) Apache Cassandra
5 22 (0.83%) Amazon Redshift
5 22 (0.83%) MySQL
5 22 (0.83%) Relational Database
5 22 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
6 21 (0.80%) Oracle Database
7 20 (0.76%) Hadoop
8 18 (0.68%) NoSQL
9 16 (0.61%) SQL Server 2008
9 16 (0.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 16 (0.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 14 (0.53%) BusinessObjects
10 14 (0.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 13 (0.49%) SQL Server 2014
12 12 (0.46%) HBase
12 12 (0.46%) Power BI
13 11 (0.42%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 78 (2.96%) Jenkins
2 76 (2.88%) JIRA
3 36 (1.37%) Git (software)
4 29 (1.10%) TeamCity
5 21 (0.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 13 (0.49%) Cucumber
7 12 (0.46%) Sonatype Nexus
8 11 (0.42%) JMeter
8 11 (0.42%) Team Foundation Server
8 11 (0.42%) Visual Studio Team System
9 10 (0.38%) Gatling
9 10 (0.38%) LoadRunner
10 9 (0.34%) Visual Studio
11 8 (0.30%) SonarQube
12 7 (0.27%) Bitbucket
12 7 (0.27%) GoogleTest
12 7 (0.27%) Subversion
13 6 (0.23%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 6 (0.23%) Zephyr
14 5 (0.19%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 498 (18.89%) Finance
2 164 (6.22%) Telecoms
3 146 (5.54%) Banking
4 93 (3.53%) Law
5 75 (2.85%) Retail
6 46 (1.75%) Legal
7 39 (1.48%) Manufacturing
8 31 (1.18%) Investment Banking
9 22 (0.83%) Back Office
10 19 (0.72%) Local Government
11 18 (0.68%) Financial Institution
12 17 (0.64%) Mandarin Language
13 16 (0.61%) Games
13 16 (0.61%) Retail Banking
14 15 (0.57%) Publishing
15 14 (0.53%) Marketing
16 13 (0.49%) Electronics
17 8 (0.30%) Multimedia
17 8 (0.30%) Private Banking
18 7 (0.27%) French Language
Job Titles
1 444 (16.84%) Architect
2 305 (11.57%) Project Manager
3 304 (11.53%) Network Engineer
4 189 (7.17%) Analyst
5 181 (6.87%) Consultant
6 152 (5.77%) Infrastructure Manager
7 131 (4.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 110 (4.17%) Infrastructure Project Manager
9 101 (3.83%) Data Centre Engineer
9 101 (3.83%) Solutions Architect
10 88 (3.34%) Data Centre Manager
10 88 (3.34%) Infrastructure Architect
11 85 (3.22%) DevOps Engineer
12 83 (3.15%) Cisco Engineer
13 79 (3.00%) Technical Architect
14 72 (2.73%) Cloud Architect
15 68 (2.58%) Administrator
15 68 (2.58%) Network Architect
16 67 (2.54%) Security Engineer
16 67 (2.54%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (3.11%) Middleware
2 59 (2.24%) Web Services
3 44 (1.67%) .NET
4 37 (1.40%) Elastic Stack
5 33 (1.25%) REST
6 32 (1.21%) Kafka
7 30 (1.14%) 802.1X
8 27 (1.02%) LDAP
9 23 (0.87%) SAML
10 22 (0.83%) JSON
10 22 (0.83%) RESTful
11 21 (0.80%) J2EE
12 20 (0.76%) XML
13 19 (0.72%) SOAP
14 18 (0.68%) OAuth
15 13 (0.49%) CSS
16 11 (0.42%) HTML
17 10 (0.38%) Java EE
18 7 (0.27%) Gherkin
18 7 (0.27%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 149 (5.65%) Analytical Skills
2 107 (4.06%) Public Cloud
3 82 (3.11%) Clustering
4 77 (2.92%) Management Information System
5 73 (2.77%) Computer Science
6 69 (2.62%) Private Cloud
7 68 (2.58%) PKI
8 65 (2.47%) Self-Motivation
9 55 (2.09%) Hybrid Cloud
10 39 (1.48%) Virtual Team
11 31 (1.18%) Mainframe
12 30 (1.14%) Driving Licence
13 29 (1.10%) Enterprise Storage
14 28 (1.06%) NHS
14 28 (1.06%) Replication
15 27 (1.02%) Data Structures
15 27 (1.02%) PMI
16 26 (0.99%) Video Conferencing
17 24 (0.91%) Fat Client
17 24 (0.91%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 601 (22.80%) Windows
2 405 (15.36%) Linux
3 288 (10.93%) Windows Server
4 164 (6.22%) Unix
5 111 (4.21%) Windows Server 2012
6 93 (3.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 81 (3.07%) Windows Server 2008
8 78 (2.96%) Windows 10
9 61 (2.31%) Solaris
10 59 (2.24%) Windows 7
11 37 (1.40%) Windows Server 2003
12 28 (1.06%) AIX
12 28 (1.06%) CentOS
13 15 (0.57%) SUSE
14 11 (0.42%) Mac OS X
15 9 (0.34%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 7 (0.27%) Android
16 7 (0.27%) Mac OS
17 6 (0.23%) HPUX
17 6 (0.23%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 767 (29.10%) Migration
2 406 (15.40%) ITIL
3 325 (12.33%) Agile Software Development
4 292 (11.08%) Project Management
5 237 (8.99%) DevOps
6 210 (7.97%) Stakeholder Management
7 185 (7.02%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 174 (6.60%) PRINCE2
9 154 (5.84%) Problem-Solving
10 148 (5.61%) Disaster Recovery
11 145 (5.50%) Configuration Management
12 143 (5.42%) Service Management
13 133 (5.05%) Change Management
14 128 (4.86%) Load Balancing
15 116 (4.40%) Network Design
16 112 (4.25%) High Availability
17 108 (4.10%) Service Delivery
18 84 (3.19%) Continuous Improvement
19 82 (3.11%) Open Source
20 81 (3.07%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 181 (6.87%) PowerShell
2 158 (5.99%) Python
3 151 (5.73%) SQL
4 135 (5.12%) Java
5 75 (2.85%) Perl
6 70 (2.66%) Bash Shell
7 65 (2.47%) C
8 52 (1.97%) Shell Script
9 48 (1.82%) Ruby
10 32 (1.21%) C++
11 24 (0.91%) JavaScript
12 18 (0.68%) VB
13 17 (0.64%) PHP
14 15 (0.57%) C#
15 13 (0.49%) T-SQL
16 12 (0.46%) VBScript
17 11 (0.42%) Scala
18 7 (0.27%) AWK
19 6 (0.23%) Groovy
20 3 (0.11%) VBA
Qualifications
1 371 (14.07%) Security Cleared
2 370 (14.04%) Cisco Certification
3 287 (10.89%) SC Cleared
4 242 (9.18%) CCNP
5 166 (6.30%) Degree
6 154 (5.84%) CCNA
7 127 (4.82%) Microsoft Certification
8 119 (4.51%) CCIE
9 107 (4.06%) MCSE
10 66 (2.50%) DV Cleared
11 60 (2.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 47 (1.78%) PMI Certification
12 47 (1.78%) PMP
13 46 (1.75%) CISSP
14 42 (1.59%) ITIL Certification
14 42 (1.59%) MCSA
15 30 (1.14%) BPSS Clearance
16 28 (1.06%) CISM
16 28 (1.06%) Computer Science Degree
17 24 (0.91%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 103 (3.91%) SLA
2 75 (2.85%) GDPR
3 71 (2.69%) QA
4 46 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 36 (1.37%) PMO
6 30 (1.14%) PCI DSS
7 27 (1.02%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 19 (0.72%) Data Quality
8 19 (0.72%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 16 (0.61%) COBIT
10 11 (0.42%) ISO 22301
11 8 (0.30%) ISAE 3402
11 8 (0.30%) ISO 31000
11 8 (0.30%) ISO 9001
11 8 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 7 (0.27%) COSO
12 7 (0.27%) FedRAMP
12 7 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 6 (0.23%) Government Security Classifications
14 5 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 317 (12.03%) Active Directory
1 317 (12.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 129 (4.89%) vSphere
3 106 (4.02%) Hyper-V
4 105 (3.98%) Docker
5 78 (2.96%) VMware ESXi
6 57 (2.16%) XenApp
7 46 (1.75%) Virtual Machines
7 46 (1.75%) VMware NSX
8 41 (1.56%) XenDesktop
9 37 (1.40%) Virtual Servers
10 27 (1.02%) Microsoft App-V
11 21 (0.80%) vCloud
11 21 (0.80%) Virtual Desktop
12 20 (0.76%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 19 (0.72%) NFS
14 14 (0.53%) VMware Server
15 13 (0.49%) VMware Workstation
16 12 (0.46%) Firmware
16 12 (0.46%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 135 (5.12%) Ansible
2 134 (5.08%) SCCM
3 103 (3.91%) Puppet
4 86 (3.26%) Kubernetes
5 74 (2.81%) Terraform
6 70 (2.66%) Opscode Chef
7 59 (2.24%) SCOM
8 57 (2.16%) Nagios
9 49 (1.86%) vCenter Server
10 43 (1.63%) Microsoft Clustering
11 37 (1.40%) FortiGate
12 33 (1.25%) vRealize
13 32 (1.21%) NetBackup
14 28 (1.06%) Packer
15 26 (0.99%) Single Sign-On
16 24 (0.91%) Cisco Prime
16 24 (0.91%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
17 21 (0.80%) Forefront Identity Manager
18 20 (0.76%) WSUS
19 17 (0.64%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 689 (26.14%) Cisco
2 516 (19.58%) VMware
3 459 (17.41%) Microsoft
4 184 (6.98%) Citrix
5 157 (5.96%) Oracle
6 146 (5.54%) HP
7 139 (5.27%) CheckPoint
8 125 (4.74%) F5
9 115 (4.36%) Juniper
10 109 (4.14%) EMC
11 99 (3.76%) Red Hat
12 92 (3.49%) NetApp
13 82 (3.11%) Palo Alto
14 81 (3.07%) Dell
15 80 (3.03%) IBM
16 76 (2.88%) SolarWinds
17 73 (2.77%) Splunk
18 52 (1.97%) Fortinet
18 52 (1.97%) Google
18 52 (1.97%) SAP