Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 101 65 66
Rank change year-on-year -36 +1 +6
Contract jobs citing Data Centre 2424 3484 3431
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.44% 3.28% 3.00%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 7.27% 9.85% 9.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1540 2082 1924
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £416
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.10% +4.06%
10th Percentile £255 £269 £260
90th Percentile £588 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 93 99
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £23.75 £22.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.63% +4.03% +0.07%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.25 £12.00
90th Percentile £35.38 £47.76 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £24.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -34.69% +8.89% +23.19%

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 33353 35380 37024
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.58% 33.29% 32.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 22051 23199 23416
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £240
90th Percentile £650 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 997 1201 1453
UK median hourly rate £20.94 £20.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.68% +5.26% +1.60%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.63 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.21 £20.50 £18.25
% change year-on-year -1.41% +12.33% -0.05%

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 20 October 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 20 October 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Data Centre in the UK

Data Centre
Top 17 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 20 October 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 -26 2301 £425 - 205
UK excluding London -30 1373 £413 +3.13% 144
London -28 1007 £450 -4.76% 69
South East -30 443 £425 - 44
North of England -13 343 £425 +3.03% 32
Midlands -3 222 £350 -7.28% 21
North West -22 196 £440 +3.53% 23
East of England -5 192 £375 -6.25% 16
West Midlands -11 158 £400 +11.89% 13
Yorkshire -2 114 £400 +6.67% 9
South West -16 93 £415 +10.67% 23
Scotland -83 69 £375 +7.14% 4
East Midlands +6 63 £320 -21.47% 8
North East +28 34 £315 -3.08%
Wales +7 19 £280 -41.05% 3
Northern Ireland -55 4 £348 +10.32% 1
Channel Islands - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

1 658 (27.15%) Migration
2 612 (25.25%) Windows
3 610 (25.17%) Cisco
4 507 (20.92%) VMware
5 469 (19.35%) Firewall
6 441 (18.19%) Finance
7 439 (18.11%) Microsoft
8 423 (17.45%) WAN
9 417 (17.20%) Linux
10 352 (14.52%) LAN
11 345 (14.23%) Active Directory
12 333 (13.74%) ITIL
13 316 (13.04%) Windows Server
14 307 (12.67%) Security Cleared
15 303 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
16 280 (11.55%) Cisco Certification
17 267 (11.01%) Microsoft Azure
18 253 (10.44%) SC Cleared
19 252 (10.40%) SAN
20 247 (10.19%) DNS
21 239 (9.86%) Project Management
21 239 (9.86%) Agile Software Development
22 212 (8.75%) Amazon AWS
23 209 (8.62%) Unix
24 197 (8.13%) Citrix
25 194 (8.00%) CCNP
26 191 (7.88%) VPN
27 189 (7.80%) F5
28 186 (7.67%) Oracle
29 185 (7.63%) PRINCE2

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
1 109 (4.50%) MS Exchange
2 69 (2.85%) Apache
3 62 (2.56%) Tomcat
4 59 (2.43%) SharePoint
5 51 (2.10%) OpenStack
6 40 (1.65%) IIS
7 39 (1.61%) WebLogic
8 38 (1.57%) Skype for Business
9 37 (1.53%) Exchange Server 2010
10 31 (1.28%) JBoss
11 29 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2013
12 20 (0.83%) iPlanet
12 20 (0.83%) Oracle Application Server
13 19 (0.78%) WebSphere
14 16 (0.66%) Elasticsearch
15 13 (0.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 12 (0.50%) nginx
17 11 (0.45%) CMS
17 11 (0.45%) SAS
18 10 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 59 (2.43%) Microsoft Office
2 56 (2.31%) Microsoft Excel
3 53 (2.19%) Microsoft Project
3 53 (2.19%) MS Visio
4 22 (0.91%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 12 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.041%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 9 (0.37%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 5 (0.21%) ION MarketView
2 5 (0.21%) Payment Gateway
3 4 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.12%) Sprinklr
4 3 (0.12%) WebTrends
5 2 (0.083%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.083%) Maximo
6 1 (0.041%) Infor M3
6 1 (0.041%) MetaTrader
6 1 (0.041%) Sage CRM
Cloud Services
1 267 (11.01%) Microsoft Azure
2 212 (8.75%) Amazon AWS
3 141 (5.82%) Office 365
4 93 (3.84%) IaaS
5 83 (3.42%) PaaS
6 47 (1.94%) SaaS
7 33 (1.36%) Cloud Computing
8 31 (1.28%) Azure Active Directory
9 15 (0.62%) AWS CloudFormation
10 13 (0.54%) OneDrive
11 10 (0.41%) GitHub
12 6 (0.25%) Amazon ELB
12 6 (0.25%) Yammer
13 5 (0.21%) Google Cloud Platform
13 5 (0.21%) Mimecast
13 5 (0.21%) OpenShift
14 4 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
14 4 (0.17%) Amazon EMR
14 4 (0.17%) HP Helion
15 3 (0.12%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 469 (19.35%) Firewall
2 423 (17.45%) WAN
3 352 (14.52%) LAN
4 252 (10.40%) SAN
5 247 (10.19%) DNS
6 191 (7.88%) VPN
7 179 (7.38%) Wireless
8 177 (7.30%) Cisco Nexus
9 173 (7.14%) TCP/IP
10 166 (6.85%) Network Security
11 153 (6.31%) Cisco ASA
12 150 (6.19%) MPLS
13 135 (5.57%) BGP
14 113 (4.66%) DHCP
15 105 (4.33%) OSPF
16 93 (3.84%) Internet
17 88 (3.63%) VoIP
18 79 (3.26%) IPsec
19 76 (3.14%) Wi-Fi
20 74 (3.05%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 125 (5.16%) SQL Server
2 43 (1.77%) Oracle Database
3 42 (1.73%) Hadoop
4 35 (1.44%) Big Data
5 28 (1.16%) Relational Database
6 24 (0.99%) MySQL
7 23 (0.95%) SQL Server 2012
8 22 (0.91%) MongoDB
8 22 (0.91%) Oracle Reports
9 21 (0.87%) PostgreSQL
10 19 (0.78%) RDBMS
11 18 (0.74%) NoSQL
12 15 (0.62%) Data Warehouse
13 14 (0.58%) DB2
14 12 (0.50%) Oracle Database 12c
14 12 (0.50%) Oracle Exadata
14 12 (0.50%) SQL Server 2014
14 12 (0.50%) SQL Server 2016
14 12 (0.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 11 (0.45%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 45 (1.86%) Git (software)
2 42 (1.73%) Jenkins
3 33 (1.36%) JIRA
4 18 (0.74%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 11 (0.45%) Vagrant
6 9 (0.37%) Zephyr
7 8 (0.33%) Ant
7 8 (0.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 7 (0.29%) Bitbucket
8 7 (0.29%) IDA Disassembler
8 7 (0.29%) Metasploit
8 7 (0.29%) OllyDbg
9 6 (0.25%) Oracle Forms
9 6 (0.25%) Team Foundation Server
10 5 (0.21%) NeoLoad
10 5 (0.21%) Sonatype Nexus
10 5 (0.21%) TeamCity
10 5 (0.21%) Visual Studio Team System
11 4 (0.17%) Artifactory
11 4 (0.17%) GoCD
General
1 441 (18.19%) Finance
2 160 (6.60%) Banking
3 136 (5.61%) Telecoms
4 94 (3.88%) Law
5 58 (2.39%) Retail
6 28 (1.16%) Investment Banking
7 26 (1.07%) Legal
8 25 (1.03%) Manufacturing
9 21 (0.87%) Marketing
10 19 (0.78%) Automotive
10 19 (0.78%) Financial Institution
11 16 (0.66%) Publishing
12 11 (0.45%) Local Government
12 11 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
13 10 (0.41%) German Language
14 9 (0.37%) French Language
15 7 (0.29%) Back Office
15 7 (0.29%) Billing
15 7 (0.29%) Electronics
16 6 (0.25%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 383 (15.80%) Architect
2 318 (13.12%) Network Engineer
3 290 (11.96%) Project Manager
4 204 (8.42%) Analyst
5 174 (7.18%) Consultant
6 147 (6.06%) Infrastructure Manager
7 128 (5.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 120 (4.95%) Cisco Engineer
9 113 (4.66%) Data Centre Engineer
9 113 (4.66%) Infrastructure Architect
10 107 (4.41%) Infrastructure Project Manager
11 106 (4.37%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 92 (3.80%) Administrator
12 92 (3.80%) Data Centre Manager
13 70 (2.89%) Network Architect
14 64 (2.64%) Cloud Architect
15 62 (2.56%) Systems Engineer
16 59 (2.43%) Cloud Engineer
16 59 (2.43%) Data Centre Project Manager
17 56 (2.31%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (1.69%) Middleware
2 33 (1.36%) Web Services
3 25 (1.03%) 802.1X
3 25 (1.03%) REST
4 21 (0.87%) JSON
5 18 (0.74%) .NET
5 18 (0.74%) J2EE
6 13 (0.54%) XML
7 12 (0.50%) Kafka
8 10 (0.41%) LAPP Stack
8 10 (0.41%) Sensu
9 9 (0.37%) CSS
9 9 (0.37%) HTML
10 8 (0.33%) .NET Framework
10 8 (0.33%) XMPP
11 7 (0.29%) CSS3
11 7 (0.29%) HTML5
11 7 (0.29%) LAMP
11 7 (0.29%) Node.js
11 7 (0.29%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 137 (5.65%) Analytical Skills
2 96 (3.96%) Clustering
3 82 (3.38%) Management Information System
4 68 (2.81%) Private Cloud
5 55 (2.27%) Computer Science
6 53 (2.19%) Replication
7 52 (2.15%) PKI
8 49 (2.02%) Hybrid Cloud
9 45 (1.86%) Public Cloud
10 34 (1.40%) Fat Client
10 34 (1.40%) Thin Client
11 28 (1.16%) CMDB
11 28 (1.16%) PMI
12 27 (1.11%) Mainframe
12 27 (1.11%) Virtual Team
13 25 (1.03%) Client/Server
13 25 (1.03%) EMC VNX
14 22 (0.91%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 22 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
15 21 (0.87%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 612 (25.25%) Windows
2 417 (17.20%) Linux
3 316 (13.04%) Windows Server
4 209 (8.62%) Unix
5 139 (5.73%) Windows Server 2012
6 114 (4.70%) AIX
7 106 (4.37%) Solaris
8 93 (3.84%) Windows Server 2008
9 88 (3.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 62 (2.56%) Windows Server 2003
11 45 (1.86%) HPUX
12 43 (1.77%) Windows 10
13 38 (1.57%) Windows 7
14 32 (1.32%) SUSE
15 26 (1.07%) CentOS
16 25 (1.03%) VMS
17 17 (0.70%) Ubuntu
18 10 (0.41%) Windows 8
19 8 (0.33%) Debian
20 7 (0.29%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 658 (27.15%) Migration
2 333 (13.74%) ITIL
3 239 (9.86%) Agile Software Development
3 239 (9.86%) Project Management
4 185 (7.63%) PRINCE2
5 164 (6.77%) Stakeholder Management
6 162 (6.68%) High Availability
7 143 (5.90%) Change Management
8 142 (5.86%) DevOps
9 138 (5.69%) Load Balancing
10 129 (5.32%) Network Design
11 125 (5.16%) Programme Delivery
12 107 (4.41%) Disaster Recovery
13 97 (4.00%) Service Management
14 88 (3.63%) Configuration Management
15 80 (3.30%) Service Delivery
16 74 (3.05%) Incident Management
17 73 (3.01%) Information Security
18 70 (2.89%) Data Centre Operations
19 67 (2.76%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 169 (6.97%) PowerShell
2 129 (5.32%) SQL
3 122 (5.03%) Python
4 100 (4.13%) Perl
5 83 (3.42%) Bash Shell
6 63 (2.60%) Java
7 42 (1.73%) Korn
8 41 (1.69%) Shell Script
9 31 (1.28%) C
10 29 (1.20%) C-shell
11 20 (0.83%) JavaScript
12 15 (0.62%) C#
12 15 (0.62%) Go
12 15 (0.62%) Ruby
13 10 (0.41%) PHP
14 7 (0.29%) Lisp
14 7 (0.29%) VBScript
15 5 (0.21%) PL/SQL
15 5 (0.21%) T-SQL
16 3 (0.12%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 307 (12.67%) Security Cleared
2 280 (11.55%) Cisco Certification
3 253 (10.44%) SC Cleared
4 194 (8.00%) CCNP
5 127 (5.24%) Degree
6 118 (4.87%) CCIE
7 101 (4.17%) CCNA
8 98 (4.04%) Microsoft Certification
9 74 (3.05%) MCSE
10 56 (2.31%) PMI Certification
11 51 (2.10%) PMP
12 47 (1.94%) CISSP
13 41 (1.69%) DV Cleared
14 39 (1.61%) ITIL Certification
15 34 (1.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 30 (1.24%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 27 (1.11%) Computer Science Degree
17 27 (1.11%) MCSA
18 25 (1.03%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
19 24 (0.99%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (2.39%) SLA
2 55 (2.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 54 (2.23%) PCI DSS
4 36 (1.49%) QA
5 33 (1.36%) PMO
6 13 (0.54%) Disclosure Scotland
7 12 (0.50%) GDPR
8 11 (0.45%) COBIT
8 11 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 10 (0.41%) NIST 800
10 7 (0.29%) Data Quality
11 5 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials
11 5 (0.21%) HMG Infosec
11 5 (0.21%) ISO 22301
11 5 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 4 (0.17%) GPG13
13 3 (0.12%) AS 2805
13 3 (0.12%) FIPS 140-2
13 3 (0.12%) ISO 8583
14 2 (0.083%) ISO/IEC 15288
System Software
1 345 (14.23%) Active Directory
2 303 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 111 (4.58%) Hyper-V
4 74 (3.05%) VMware ESXi
5 73 (3.01%) vSphere
6 43 (1.77%) Virtual Servers
7 36 (1.49%) XenApp
8 35 (1.44%) VMware NSX
9 33 (1.36%) Docker
10 32 (1.32%) Samba
11 29 (1.20%) NFS
12 27 (1.11%) Microsoft App-V
13 25 (1.03%) KVM
14 22 (0.91%) Oracle RAC
14 22 (0.91%) vCloud
14 22 (0.91%) Virtual Machines
15 19 (0.78%) Terminal Services
15 19 (0.78%) XenDesktop
16 16 (0.66%) VirtualBox
17 15 (0.62%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 92 (3.80%) SCCM
2 78 (3.22%) Puppet
3 59 (2.43%) Ansible
4 54 (2.23%) vCenter Server
5 47 (1.94%) SCOM
6 39 (1.61%) Opscode Chef
7 34 (1.40%) FortiGate
8 31 (1.28%) Cisco Prime
8 31 (1.28%) NetBackup
9 29 (1.20%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 21 (0.87%) Microsoft Clustering
11 20 (0.83%) Nagios
11 20 (0.83%) Norton AntiVirus
11 20 (0.83%) vRealize
12 19 (0.78%) Cisco CUCM
12 19 (0.78%) Terraform
12 19 (0.78%) Tivoli
12 19 (0.78%) WSUS
13 18 (0.74%) Cacti
14 15 (0.62%) OpenView
Vendors
1 610 (25.17%) Cisco
2 507 (20.92%) VMware
3 439 (18.11%) Microsoft
4 197 (8.13%) Citrix
5 189 (7.80%) F5
6 186 (7.67%) Oracle
7 172 (7.10%) HP
8 149 (6.15%) CheckPoint
9 118 (4.87%) IBM
10 114 (4.70%) Juniper
11 110 (4.54%) Red Hat
12 89 (3.67%) Fortinet
13 85 (3.51%) EMC
13 85 (3.51%) NetApp
14 75 (3.09%) Palo Alto
15 60 (2.48%) Symantec
16 57 (2.35%) SolarWinds
17 56 (2.31%) Dell
18 52 (2.15%) Brocade
19 45 (1.86%) McAfee