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 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Data Center
UK
Rank 78 58 65
Rank change year-on-year -20 +7  
Contract jobs citing Data Centre 1296 1705 1517
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.86% 3.22% 2.88%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 8.94% 10.38% 9.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 798 965 804
Median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 40 39
Median hourly rate £18.50 £38.50 £20.22
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -51.94% +90.38%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.40 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £62.60 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £38.50 £18.88
% change year-on-year -53.24% +103.97%  

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 14497 16421 15905
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 32.00% 30.98% 30.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 9339 10703 9623
Median daily rate £445 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.70% +1.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.46% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 544 557 661
Median hourly rate £22.50 £24.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +26.31%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.50 £11.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £51.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.84 £29.00 £18.90
% change year-on-year -35.03% +53.43%  

Data Centre
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Data Centre as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

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 3 months to 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Data Centre in the UK

Data Centre
Top 30 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 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -18 1171 £425 +0.95% 228
London -9 429 £475 +5.55% 93
South East -13 279 £423 +5.62% 59
North West -8 100 £413 -10.32% 19
West Midlands +37 90 £414 -0.60% 15
Yorkshire +7 86 £450 +18.81% 14
East of England +11 78 £305 -18.66% 12
Hampshire -22 74 £450 +12.50% 9
Scotland -11 72 £393 -3.74% 13
City of London +11 69 £506 +19.11% 21
Berkshire -2 65 £425 +6.25% 14
South West -36 59 £375 - 9
West Yorkshire +2 51 £438 +7.23% 9
Surrey -26 43 £390 +13.04% 13
Manchester -12 42 £378 -17.93% 13
Buckinghamshire +7 39 £343 -14.37% 8
Leeds -4 39 £450 +4.89% 6
Edinburgh -20 38 £425 - 3
Milton Keynes +17 36 £350 -22.22% 7
Hertfordshire +12 36 £300 -21.56% 7
Birmingham +20 35 £400 -20.00% 4
East Midlands -8 31 £233 -22.50% 8
Lancashire +34 29 £500 +25.00% 1
Preston +15 27 £453 -
Bristol -18 26 £375 +2.73% 5
South Wales +14 24 £500 +25.00% 2
Wales +8 24 £500 +25.00% 2
Woking - 24 £380 - 1
Oxfordshire -2 23 £475 +5.55% 2
Bracknell +11 21 £275 +8.27% 1

Data Centre
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 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.

1 731 (26.81%) Cisco
2 645 (23.65%) Windows
3 639 (23.43%) Migration
4 580 (21.27%) VMware
5 529 (19.40%) Finance
6 518 (19.00%) Firewall
7 493 (18.08%) Microsoft
8 459 (16.83%) Linux
9 441 (16.17%) WAN
10 433 (15.88%) LAN
11 385 (14.12%) VMware Infrastructure
12 371 (13.60%) ITIL
13 352 (12.91%) Security Cleared
14 328 (12.03%) Active Directory
15 317 (11.62%) Cisco Certification
16 309 (11.33%) Project Management
17 295 (10.82%) SC Cleared
18 284 (10.41%) Unix
19 259 (9.50%) SAN
20 244 (8.95%) DNS
21 234 (8.58%) Agile Software Development
21 234 (8.58%) F5
22 232 (8.51%) Windows Server
23 228 (8.36%) Microsoft Azure
24 222 (8.14%) Amazon AWS
25 219 (8.03%) CCNP
26 217 (7.96%) Cisco Nexus
27 214 (7.85%) PRINCE2
28 205 (7.52%) Stakeholder Management
28 205 (7.52%) Citrix

Data Centre
Top Related 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 72 (2.64%) MS Exchange
1 72 (2.64%) SharePoint
2 59 (2.16%) Apache
3 50 (1.83%) Skype for Business
4 46 (1.69%) OpenStack
5 39 (1.43%) IIS
6 35 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2010
7 30 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2013
8 27 (0.99%) Tomcat
9 25 (0.92%) WebSphere
10 20 (0.73%) CMS
10 20 (0.73%) Confluence
11 19 (0.70%) Cloud Foundry
12 18 (0.66%) Elasticsearch
12 18 (0.66%) JBoss
13 16 (0.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 13 (0.48%) WebLogic
15 12 (0.44%) Apache Spark
15 12 (0.44%) nginx
16 11 (0.40%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 204 (7.48%) MS Excel
2 90 (3.30%) MS Office
3 62 (2.27%) MS Visio
4 42 (1.54%) MS PowerPoint
5 41 (1.50%) MS Project
6 10 (0.37%) AutoCAD
7 9 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.037%) GNU Octave
Business Applications
1 13 (0.48%) Remedy ITSM
2 9 (0.33%) Oracle iRecruitment
3 7 (0.26%) Payment Gateway
3 7 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 6 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
5 5 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
6 4 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
6 4 (0.15%) Infor M3
7 3 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
7 3 (0.11%) Oracle EBS R12
7 3 (0.11%) Oracle ERP
7 3 (0.11%) Staffware
8 2 (0.073%) assyst
8 2 (0.073%) Sentinel
8 2 (0.073%) Teamcenter
9 1 (0.037%) Dynamics GP
9 1 (0.037%) Maximo
9 1 (0.037%) NetSuite
9 1 (0.037%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 228 (8.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 222 (8.14%) Amazon AWS
3 115 (4.22%) Office 365
4 95 (3.48%) IaaS
5 68 (2.49%) PaaS
6 64 (2.35%) SaaS
7 33 (1.21%) Cloud Computing
8 19 (0.70%) Azure Active Directory
9 17 (0.62%) AWS CloudFormation
9 17 (0.62%) GitHub
10 16 (0.59%) Amazon S3
11 13 (0.48%) Amazon EC2
12 11 (0.40%) Amazon ELB
13 9 (0.33%) Heroku
13 9 (0.33%) Oracle CX
14 8 (0.29%) OpenShift
14 8 (0.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 6 (0.22%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
16 5 (0.18%) Akamai
17 4 (0.15%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 518 (19.00%) Firewall
2 441 (16.17%) WAN
3 433 (15.88%) LAN
4 259 (9.50%) SAN
5 244 (8.95%) DNS
6 217 (7.96%) Cisco Nexus
7 191 (7.00%) Network Security
8 182 (6.67%) MPLS
9 174 (6.38%) Cisco ASA
10 170 (6.23%) VPN
11 146 (5.35%) TCP/IP
11 146 (5.35%) Wireless
12 142 (5.21%) BGP
13 131 (4.80%) DHCP
13 131 (4.80%) OSPF
14 98 (3.59%) Internet
15 92 (3.37%) VoIP
16 85 (3.12%) SSL
17 82 (3.01%) IPsec
18 79 (2.90%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 128 (4.69%) SQL Server
2 57 (2.09%) Relational Database
3 49 (1.80%) Big Data
4 43 (1.58%) MySQL
5 37 (1.36%) Oracle Database
6 33 (1.21%) SQL Server 2012
7 26 (0.95%) Hadoop
8 25 (0.92%) MongoDB
9 24 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
10 21 (0.77%) SQL Server 2008
11 19 (0.70%) NoSQL
12 18 (0.66%) PostgreSQL
12 18 (0.66%) RDBMS
13 14 (0.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 11 (0.40%) Oracle Database 11g
15 10 (0.37%) Apache Cassandra
15 10 (0.37%) HBase
15 10 (0.37%) Oracle Database 12c
15 10 (0.37%) SQL Server 2014
16 9 (0.33%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 54 (1.98%) Jenkins
2 38 (1.39%) JIRA
3 36 (1.32%) Git (software)
4 15 (0.55%) Rational Application Developer
5 13 (0.48%) Sonatype Nexus
5 13 (0.48%) Subversion
6 10 (0.37%) Maven
6 10 (0.37%) Selenium
7 8 (0.29%) Vagrant
7 8 (0.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 7 (0.26%) TeamCity
8 7 (0.26%) Visual Studio
9 6 (0.22%) Hudson
9 6 (0.22%) Oracle APEX
10 5 (0.18%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
11 4 (0.15%) Ant
11 4 (0.15%) Bitbucket
11 4 (0.15%) git-flow
11 4 (0.15%) SonarQube
12 3 (0.11%) Gradle
General
1 529 (19.40%) Finance
2 184 (6.75%) Banking
3 164 (6.01%) Law
4 162 (5.94%) Telecoms
5 60 (2.20%) Retail
6 43 (1.58%) Legal
7 41 (1.50%) Manufacturing
8 32 (1.17%) Marketing
9 31 (1.14%) Billing
10 27 (0.99%) Investment Banking
11 20 (0.73%) Electronics
12 19 (0.70%) Local Government
13 18 (0.66%) Financial Institution
14 16 (0.59%) Back Office
15 12 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
16 10 (0.37%) Advertising
17 9 (0.33%) Publishing
18 7 (0.26%) Automotive
19 5 (0.18%) Front Office
19 5 (0.18%) Games
Job Titles
1 419 (15.36%) Architect
2 325 (11.92%) Project Manager
3 323 (11.84%) Network Engineer
4 270 (9.90%) Analyst
5 212 (7.77%) Consultant
6 181 (6.64%) Infrastructure Manager
7 136 (4.99%) Infrastructure Architect
8 129 (4.73%) Infrastructure Project Manager
9 122 (4.47%) Data Centre Manager
10 118 (4.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 108 (3.96%) Cisco Engineer
12 97 (3.56%) Solutions Architect
13 92 (3.37%) Data Centre Engineer
14 90 (3.30%) Administrator
15 88 (3.23%) Data Centre Project Manager
16 87 (3.19%) Cisco Network Engineer
17 72 (2.64%) Data Centre Architect
18 70 (2.57%) Technical Architect
19 65 (2.38%) Security Engineer
20 62 (2.27%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (2.57%) Middleware
2 46 (1.69%) Web Services
3 43 (1.58%) .NET
4 38 (1.39%) J2EE
5 28 (1.03%) 802.1X
6 21 (0.77%) XML
7 19 (0.70%) SOAP
8 18 (0.66%) HTML
9 17 (0.62%) CSS
10 16 (0.59%) Struts
11 15 (0.55%) JSON
12 14 (0.51%) REST
13 12 (0.44%) LAMP
13 12 (0.44%) Spring
14 11 (0.40%) JSP
14 11 (0.40%) RESTful
15 10 (0.37%) JavaBeans
15 10 (0.37%) Kafka
15 10 (0.37%) Oracle Fusion
16 9 (0.33%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 164 (6.01%) Analytical Skills
2 116 (4.25%) Management Information System
3 93 (3.41%) Private Cloud
4 74 (2.71%) Clustering
5 62 (2.27%) Computer Science
6 54 (1.98%) Replication
7 52 (1.91%) EMC VNX
8 51 (1.87%) Mainframe
9 48 (1.76%) PKI
10 42 (1.54%) EMC VMAX
11 40 (1.47%) Driving Licence
11 40 (1.47%) Hybrid Cloud
12 38 (1.39%) VxBlock/Vblock
13 30 (1.10%) Virtual Team
14 27 (0.99%) PMI
15 25 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
16 20 (0.73%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
16 20 (0.73%) User Experience
17 19 (0.70%) Public Cloud
18 18 (0.66%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 645 (23.65%) Windows
2 459 (16.83%) Linux
3 284 (10.41%) Unix
4 232 (8.51%) Windows Server
5 122 (4.47%) Windows Server 2012
6 114 (4.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 110 (4.03%) Windows Server 2008
8 76 (2.79%) AIX
9 72 (2.64%) Solaris
10 67 (2.46%) Windows Server 2003
11 53 (1.94%) CentOS
12 44 (1.61%) Windows 10
12 44 (1.61%) Windows 7
13 26 (0.95%) SUSE
14 22 (0.81%) Ubuntu
15 16 (0.59%) Android
16 12 (0.44%) Debian
17 11 (0.40%) VMS
18 9 (0.33%) Windows 2000
18 9 (0.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 639 (23.43%) Migration
2 371 (13.60%) ITIL
3 309 (11.33%) Project Management
4 234 (8.58%) Agile Software Development
5 214 (7.85%) PRINCE2
6 205 (7.52%) Stakeholder Management
7 169 (6.20%) DevOps
8 164 (6.01%) Change Management
9 162 (5.94%) Network Design
10 146 (5.35%) Disaster Recovery
11 143 (5.24%) Service Management
12 118 (4.33%) High Availability
13 116 (4.25%) Load Balancing
14 107 (3.92%) Service Delivery
15 93 (3.41%) Information Security
16 86 (3.15%) Configuration Management
17 76 (2.79%) ITIL V3
18 74 (2.71%) Incident Management
19 72 (2.64%) Risk Management
19 72 (2.64%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 204 (7.48%) SQL
2 110 (4.03%) Python
3 105 (3.85%) PowerShell
4 104 (3.81%) Java
5 82 (3.01%) Perl
6 55 (2.02%) C
7 50 (1.83%) Bash Shell
8 42 (1.54%) JavaScript
9 38 (1.39%) PHP
10 37 (1.36%) Shell Script
11 31 (1.14%) Ruby
12 16 (0.59%) C++
13 13 (0.48%) C#
13 13 (0.48%) T-SQL
14 9 (0.33%) JCL
14 9 (0.33%) Korn
15 8 (0.29%) PL/SQL
15 8 (0.29%) VBA
16 7 (0.26%) R
16 7 (0.26%) VB
Qualifications
1 352 (12.91%) Security Cleared
2 317 (11.62%) Cisco Certification
3 295 (10.82%) SC Cleared
4 219 (8.03%) CCNP
5 175 (6.42%) Degree
6 126 (4.62%) CCNA
7 90 (3.30%) Microsoft Certification
8 84 (3.08%) CCIE
9 52 (1.91%) PMP
10 51 (1.87%) MCSE
11 48 (1.76%) CISSP
12 47 (1.72%) PMI Certification
13 44 (1.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 41 (1.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 40 (1.47%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 36 (1.32%) CCDP
17 34 (1.25%) DV Cleared
18 33 (1.21%) ITIL Certification
19 22 (0.81%) CCSA
20 21 (0.77%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 92 (3.37%) SLA
2 71 (2.60%) PCI DSS
3 54 (1.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 43 (1.58%) QA
5 27 (0.99%) PMO
6 21 (0.77%) Disclosure Scotland
7 20 (0.73%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 8 (0.29%) HIPAA
9 7 (0.26%) JSP 440
9 7 (0.26%) PMBOK
10 6 (0.22%) Data Quality
11 5 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials
11 5 (0.18%) GPG13
11 5 (0.18%) GxP
12 4 (0.15%) GAMP
12 4 (0.15%) ISO22301
13 3 (0.11%) GDPR
14 2 (0.073%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 2 (0.073%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 2 (0.073%) RMADS
System Software
1 385 (14.12%) VMware Infrastructure
2 328 (12.03%) Active Directory
3 103 (3.78%) vSphere
4 88 (3.23%) Hyper-V
5 61 (2.24%) XenApp
6 57 (2.09%) Docker
7 50 (1.83%) vCloud
8 42 (1.54%) VMware ESX
9 41 (1.50%) Virtual Machines
10 37 (1.36%) Virtual Servers
11 30 (1.10%) VMware ESXi
12 22 (0.81%) NFS
13 19 (0.70%) Firmware
13 19 (0.70%) Oracle RAC
14 17 (0.62%) Microsoft App-V
14 17 (0.62%) XenDesktop
15 13 (0.48%) ProxySG
15 13 (0.48%) VMware Server
16 11 (0.40%) SRDF
17 10 (0.37%) KVM
Systems Management
1 122 (4.47%) Puppet
2 90 (3.30%) SCCM
3 62 (2.27%) Opscode Chef
4 59 (2.16%) Ansible
5 54 (1.98%) Nagios
6 40 (1.47%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 36 (1.32%) SCOM
8 30 (1.10%) FortiGate
9 28 (1.03%) Kubernetes
9 28 (1.03%) Tivoli
9 28 (1.03%) vRealize
10 27 (0.99%) NetBackup
11 23 (0.84%) Cisco Prime
12 19 (0.70%) Microsoft Clustering
12 19 (0.70%) WSUS
13 18 (0.66%) Graphite
13 18 (0.66%) Oracle Identity Management
14 14 (0.51%) Rancher
15 13 (0.48%) Data Guard
15 13 (0.48%) logstash
Vendors
1 731 (26.81%) Cisco
2 580 (21.27%) VMware
3 493 (18.08%) Microsoft
4 234 (8.58%) F5
5 205 (7.52%) Citrix
6 204 (7.48%) HP
7 197 (7.22%) Oracle
8 188 (6.89%) CheckPoint
9 149 (5.46%) Juniper
10 142 (5.21%) IBM
11 138 (5.06%) Red Hat
12 135 (4.95%) EMC
13 103 (3.78%) NetApp
14 94 (3.45%) Palo Alto
15 76 (2.79%) Dell
16 62 (2.27%) Blue Coat
17 61 (2.24%) SolarWinds
18 53 (1.94%) Fortinet
19 49 (1.80%) Brocade
20 47 (1.72%) Avaya
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