Period
to 21 August 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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 107 95 65
Rank change year-on-year -12 -30 0
Contract jobs citing Data Centre 2,495 2,541 3,576
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.44% 2.65% 3.30%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 7.16% 7.76% 9.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,498 1,595 2,110
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.03%
10th Percentile £276 £263 £263
90th Percentile £638 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £418 £400
% change year-on-year +1.80% +4.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 59 97
UK median hourly rate £33.00 £15.50 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +112.90% -36.73% +13.82%
10th Percentile £14.63 £11.95 £12.25
90th Percentile £47.00 £39.00 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.75 £15.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year +111.67% -38.78% +16.67%

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 34,851 32,750 37,166
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 34.13% 34.17% 34.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,550 21,337 24,267
UK median daily rate £470 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% +4.94%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £250
90th Percentile £656 £638 £623
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,066 1,033 1,257
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £20.50 £20.78
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.88% -1.35% +12.20%
10th Percentile £12.24 £11.25 £11.32
90th Percentile £51.00 £50.00 £47.18
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £19.56 £21.00
% change year-on-year +2.24% -6.85% +16.67%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 21 August 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 -9 2,347 £450 +5.88% 457
UK excluding London -19 1,474 £425 +1.80% 287
London -13 985 £475 +5.56% 186
South East -19 470 £450 +3.93% 102
North of England -32 331 £400 -5.88% 57
East of England +9 231 £431 +13.49% 28
Midlands -17 204 £400 - 48
West Midlands -14 155 £425 +1.92% 35
North West -52 144 £425 -3.13% 31
South West -3 122 £388 -2.52% 36
Yorkshire -19 118 £400 -6.98% 17
Scotland -30 85 £400 - 15
North East +30 73 £363 +3.57% 9
East Midlands -27 43 £375 +17.19% 13
Wales -13 26 £420 +42.37% 1
Northern Ireland +33 10 £475 +41.58%

For the 6 months to 21 August 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.

1 686 (27.49%) Cisco
2 682 (27.33%) Migration
3 619 (24.81%) Windows
4 514 (20.60%) Firewall
5 494 (19.80%) Finance
6 492 (19.72%) VMware
7 427 (17.11%) Microsoft
8 411 (16.47%) ITIL
9 390 (15.63%) Linux
10 385 (15.43%) WAN
11 382 (15.31%) Microsoft Azure
12 369 (14.79%) Amazon AWS
13 361 (14.47%) Security Cleared
14 346 (13.87%) Cisco Certification
15 315 (12.63%) Active Directory
16 314 (12.59%) LAN
17 302 (12.10%) VMware Infrastructure
18 286 (11.46%) SC Cleared
19 284 (11.38%) Agile Software Development
19 284 (11.38%) Project Management
20 280 (11.22%) Windows Server
21 235 (9.42%) CCNP
22 214 (8.58%) DevOps
23 212 (8.50%) Network Security
24 203 (8.14%) Stakeholder Management
25 197 (7.90%) DNS
26 193 (7.74%) VPN
27 181 (7.25%) Citrix
27 181 (7.25%) BGP
28 174 (6.97%) Wireless

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
1 117 (4.69%) MS Exchange
2 56 (2.24%) SharePoint
3 53 (2.12%) Skype for Business
4 52 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2010
5 51 (2.04%) IIS
6 28 (1.12%) Confluence
7 26 (1.04%) OpenStack
8 25 (1.00%) Apache
9 23 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2013
10 20 (0.80%) Tomcat
11 12 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2003
12 10 (0.40%) WebSphere
13 9 (0.36%) Apache Solr
14 8 (0.32%) WebLogic
15 7 (0.28%) Apache Spark
15 7 (0.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 7 (0.28%) JBoss
16 5 (0.20%) Elasticsearch
16 5 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2007
17 4 (0.16%) nginx
Applications
1 103 (4.13%) Microsoft Office
2 47 (1.88%) MS Visio
3 43 (1.72%) Microsoft Excel
4 37 (1.48%) Microsoft Project
5 16 (0.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 7 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.16%) AutoCAD
7 4 (0.16%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 11 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (0.20%) Oracle Payables
2 5 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.12%) BusinessWorks
4 3 (0.12%) ENOVIA
4 3 (0.12%) Oracle Receivables
4 3 (0.12%) RMDS
5 2 (0.080%) Concordance
5 2 (0.080%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.080%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.080%) Relativity
5 2 (0.080%) SAP GRC
6 1 (0.040%) FLEXCUBE
6 1 (0.040%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.040%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.040%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (0.040%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
6 1 (0.040%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.040%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 382 (15.31%) Microsoft Azure
2 369 (14.79%) Amazon AWS
3 163 (6.53%) Office 365
4 80 (3.21%) IaaS
5 67 (2.69%) PaaS
6 48 (1.92%) SaaS
7 37 (1.48%) Azure Active Directory
8 34 (1.36%) Datadog
9 27 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
10 24 (0.96%) Serverless
11 23 (0.92%) AWS CloudFormation
12 20 (0.80%) AWS Lambda
13 15 (0.60%) Google Cloud Platform
14 13 (0.52%) OpenShift
15 12 (0.48%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 10 (0.40%) GitHub
16 10 (0.40%) IBM Cloud
17 8 (0.32%) Amazon ELB
18 7 (0.28%) Amazon CloudWatch
19 6 (0.24%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 514 (20.60%) Firewall
2 385 (15.43%) WAN
3 314 (12.59%) LAN
4 212 (8.50%) Network Security
5 197 (7.90%) DNS
6 193 (7.74%) VPN
7 181 (7.25%) BGP
8 174 (6.97%) Wireless
9 156 (6.25%) SAN
10 139 (5.57%) OSPF
11 134 (5.37%) MPLS
12 133 (5.33%) Cisco ASA
13 128 (5.13%) Cisco Nexus
14 119 (4.77%) DHCP
15 117 (4.69%) TCP/IP
16 91 (3.65%) Internet
17 78 (3.13%) VoIP
18 76 (3.05%) IPsec
19 74 (2.97%) VLAN
20 69 (2.77%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 125 (5.01%) SQL Server
2 38 (1.52%) Big Data
3 30 (1.20%) Amazon Redshift
4 25 (1.00%) Hadoop
4 25 (1.00%) Relational Database
5 23 (0.92%) MongoDB
6 22 (0.88%) MySQL
7 20 (0.80%) NoSQL
7 20 (0.80%) Oracle Database
8 19 (0.76%) Apache Cassandra
9 17 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
10 15 (0.60%) SQL Server 2008
11 14 (0.56%) RDBMS
12 13 (0.52%) HBase
12 13 (0.52%) PostgreSQL
12 13 (0.52%) SQL Server 2012
13 11 (0.44%) DB2
14 10 (0.40%) SQL Server 2014
15 9 (0.36%) Power BI
16 8 (0.32%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 67 (2.69%) Jenkins
2 65 (2.61%) JIRA
3 34 (1.36%) TeamCity
4 29 (1.16%) Git (software)
5 11 (0.44%) Cucumber
5 11 (0.44%) Team Foundation Server
6 10 (0.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 9 (0.36%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 8 (0.32%) JMeter
8 8 (0.32%) Vagrant
8 8 (0.32%) Visual Studio Team System
8 8 (0.32%) Zephyr
9 7 (0.28%) Gatling
9 7 (0.28%) GoogleTest
9 7 (0.28%) LoadRunner
9 7 (0.28%) Sonatype Nexus
10 6 (0.24%) SonarQube
11 5 (0.20%) Bitbucket
11 5 (0.20%) Octopus Deploy
11 5 (0.20%) Subversion
General
1 494 (19.80%) Finance
2 154 (6.17%) Telecoms
3 123 (4.93%) Banking
4 100 (4.01%) Law
5 89 (3.57%) Retail
6 47 (1.88%) Legal
7 32 (1.28%) Manufacturing
8 23 (0.92%) Local Government
9 22 (0.88%) Investment Banking
10 20 (0.80%) Financial Institution
11 16 (0.64%) Games
12 14 (0.56%) Digital Economy
13 13 (0.52%) Mandarin Language
13 13 (0.52%) Marketing
14 11 (0.44%) German Language
15 9 (0.36%) Electronics
15 9 (0.36%) Retail Banking
16 8 (0.32%) Automotive
16 8 (0.32%) Multimedia
16 8 (0.32%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 388 (15.55%) Architect
2 327 (13.11%) Network Engineer
3 290 (11.62%) Project Manager
4 202 (8.10%) Analyst
5 183 (7.33%) Consultant
6 151 (6.05%) Infrastructure Manager
7 133 (5.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 106 (4.25%) Infrastructure Project Manager
9 100 (4.01%) DevOps Engineer
10 99 (3.97%) Data Centre Engineer
11 94 (3.77%) Data Centre Manager
12 92 (3.69%) Solutions Architect
13 81 (3.25%) Cisco Engineer
14 74 (2.97%) Security Engineer
15 70 (2.81%) Support Engineer
16 69 (2.77%) Network Architect
17 68 (2.73%) Infrastructure Architect
18 66 (2.65%) Cisco Network Engineer
19 63 (2.53%) Data Centre Project Manager
19 63 (2.53%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (2.61%) Middleware
2 48 (1.92%) Web Services
3 41 (1.64%) Elastic Stack
4 36 (1.44%) LDAP
5 33 (1.32%) .NET
6 31 (1.24%) Kafka
7 30 (1.20%) 802.1X
8 28 (1.12%) REST
9 22 (0.88%) SOAP
10 21 (0.84%) JSON
11 20 (0.80%) RESTful
11 20 (0.80%) XML
12 18 (0.72%) SAML
13 14 (0.56%) HTML
13 14 (0.56%) J2EE
14 13 (0.52%) CSS
15 11 (0.44%) WAP
16 9 (0.36%) OAuth
17 7 (0.28%) Gherkin
17 7 (0.28%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 152 (6.09%) Analytical Skills
2 93 (3.73%) Public Cloud
3 80 (3.21%) Clustering
4 73 (2.93%) Computer Science
4 73 (2.93%) PKI
5 71 (2.85%) Management Information System
6 62 (2.48%) Private Cloud
7 55 (2.20%) Self-Motivation
8 44 (1.76%) Hybrid Cloud
8 44 (1.76%) Virtual Team
9 30 (1.20%) Replication
10 29 (1.16%) Driving Licence
10 29 (1.16%) Mainframe
11 27 (1.08%) Data Structures
11 27 (1.08%) Enterprise Storage
12 24 (0.96%) Fat Client
12 24 (0.96%) Thin Client
13 23 (0.92%) CMDB
14 19 (0.76%) PMI
15 17 (0.68%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 619 (24.81%) Windows
2 390 (15.63%) Linux
3 280 (11.22%) Windows Server
4 158 (6.33%) Unix
5 101 (4.05%) Windows Server 2012
6 94 (3.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 83 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
8 79 (3.17%) Windows 10
9 63 (2.53%) Windows 7
10 53 (2.12%) Solaris
11 44 (1.76%) AIX
12 43 (1.72%) Windows Server 2003
13 24 (0.96%) CentOS
14 11 (0.44%) SUSE
15 10 (0.40%) Mac OS X
15 10 (0.40%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 9 (0.36%) Android
16 9 (0.36%) HPUX
17 7 (0.28%) Mac OS
17 7 (0.28%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 682 (27.33%) Migration
2 411 (16.47%) ITIL
3 284 (11.38%) Agile Software Development
3 284 (11.38%) Project Management
4 214 (8.58%) DevOps
5 203 (8.14%) Stakeholder Management
6 173 (6.93%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 164 (6.57%) PRINCE2
8 159 (6.37%) Configuration Management
9 148 (5.93%) Disaster Recovery
10 134 (5.37%) Service Management
11 132 (5.29%) Network Design
12 127 (5.09%) Change Management
13 126 (5.05%) Problem-Solving
14 119 (4.77%) High Availability
15 114 (4.57%) Load Balancing
16 105 (4.21%) Programme Delivery
17 88 (3.53%) Service Delivery
18 87 (3.49%) Capacity Planning
19 85 (3.41%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 170 (6.81%) PowerShell
2 153 (6.13%) Python
3 137 (5.49%) Java
4 132 (5.29%) SQL
5 83 (3.33%) C
6 70 (2.81%) Perl
7 63 (2.53%) Bash Shell
8 57 (2.28%) Ruby
9 49 (1.96%) C++
10 44 (1.76%) Shell Script
11 17 (0.68%) JavaScript
12 16 (0.64%) VB
13 14 (0.56%) C#
13 14 (0.56%) PHP
14 12 (0.48%) Scala
14 12 (0.48%) VBScript
15 8 (0.32%) Groovy
16 7 (0.28%) T-SQL
17 3 (0.12%) AWK
18 2 (0.080%) Korn
Qualifications
1 361 (14.47%) Security Cleared
2 346 (13.87%) Cisco Certification
3 286 (11.46%) SC Cleared
4 235 (9.42%) CCNP
5 166 (6.65%) Degree
6 140 (5.61%) CCNA
7 109 (4.37%) Microsoft Certification
8 99 (3.97%) CCIE
9 83 (3.33%) MCSE
10 60 (2.40%) DV Cleared
11 54 (2.16%) CISSP
12 48 (1.92%) PMP
13 42 (1.68%) PMI Certification
14 39 (1.56%) MCSA
15 37 (1.48%) ITIL Certification
16 34 (1.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 30 (1.20%) CISM
17 30 (1.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 28 (1.12%) BPSS Clearance
18 28 (1.12%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 88 (3.53%) SLA
2 66 (2.65%) QA
3 58 (2.32%) GDPR
4 42 (1.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 37 (1.48%) PMO
6 33 (1.32%) PCI DSS
7 30 (1.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 18 (0.72%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 17 (0.68%) COBIT
10 13 (0.52%) Data Quality
11 8 (0.32%) COSO
11 8 (0.32%) ISAE 3402
12 7 (0.28%) GCP
12 7 (0.28%) ISO 22301
13 6 (0.24%) Disclosure Scotland
13 6 (0.24%) HIPAA
13 6 (0.24%) ISO 31000
13 6 (0.24%) ISO 9001
13 6 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 6 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 315 (12.63%) Active Directory
2 302 (12.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 129 (5.17%) vSphere
4 104 (4.17%) Docker
5 103 (4.13%) Hyper-V
6 64 (2.57%) VMware ESXi
7 63 (2.53%) VMware NSX
8 60 (2.40%) XenApp
9 37 (1.48%) Virtual Machines
10 35 (1.40%) Virtual Servers
11 34 (1.36%) XenDesktop
12 30 (1.20%) Microsoft App-V
13 25 (1.00%) Virtual Desktop
14 24 (0.96%) NFS
15 20 (0.80%) vCloud
16 16 (0.64%) VMware Workstation
17 15 (0.60%) VMware Server
18 13 (0.52%) Veritas Cluster Server
19 12 (0.48%) Citrix Presentation Server
20 11 (0.44%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 139 (5.57%) SCCM
2 124 (4.97%) Ansible
3 101 (4.05%) Puppet
4 79 (3.17%) Kubernetes
5 77 (3.09%) Terraform
6 74 (2.97%) Opscode Chef
7 67 (2.69%) SCOM
8 52 (2.08%) FortiGate
9 49 (1.96%) Nagios
10 48 (1.92%) Microsoft Clustering
11 43 (1.72%) vCenter Server
12 37 (1.48%) Packer
13 32 (1.28%) NetBackup
13 32 (1.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 26 (1.04%) Single Sign-On
15 25 (1.00%) Cisco Prime
16 24 (0.96%) vRealize
17 20 (0.80%) WSUS
18 16 (0.64%) Nessus
19 13 (0.52%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 686 (27.49%) Cisco
2 492 (19.72%) VMware
3 427 (17.11%) Microsoft
4 181 (7.25%) Citrix
5 151 (6.05%) Oracle
6 147 (5.89%) HP
7 146 (5.85%) CheckPoint
8 132 (5.29%) F5
9 124 (4.97%) Juniper
10 105 (4.21%) EMC
11 92 (3.69%) Red Hat
12 86 (3.45%) NetApp
12 86 (3.45%) Palo Alto
13 84 (3.37%) Splunk
14 82 (3.29%) Dell
15 74 (2.97%) IBM
16 67 (2.69%) McAfee
17 63 (2.53%) SolarWinds
18 57 (2.28%) Fortinet
19 45 (1.80%) Aruba