Period
to 14 December 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 14 December 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
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 94 105 74
Rank change year-on-year +11 -31 -5
Contract jobs citing Data Centre 2,670 2,441 3,223
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.54% 2.36% 3.13%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 7.69% 7.03% 9.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,721 1,512 1,909
UK median daily rate £438 £420 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% -1.18% -
10th Percentile £300 £240 £275
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 72 99
UK median hourly rate £26.50 £19.50 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.90% -17.89% -8.65%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.80 £12.25
90th Percentile £47.00 £35.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.50 £19.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year +39.47% -20.83% +5.12%

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 34,703 34,707 34,038
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.08% 33.62% 33.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,888 23,074 22,186
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £250
90th Percentile £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,036 1,004 1,207
UK median hourly rate £20.25 £20.92 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.24% +4.61% +5.10%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.32 £11.32
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.25 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -3.75% - +7.99%

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 14 December 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 14 December 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 14 December 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 +2 2,468 £438 +2.94% 540
UK excluding London +6 1,638 £425 +6.25% 398
London -10 987 £498 +10.56% 167
South East -3 502 £425 - 109
North of England +9 375 £425 +6.25% 100
Midlands -13 242 £400 +14.29% 74
North West -1 192 £450 +5.88% 54
West Midlands -8 184 £400 - 54
East of England +2 182 £438 +15.89% 46
South West +51 178 £419 -1.47% 45
Yorkshire +6 148 £420 +9.09% 31
Scotland +20 134 £438 +16.67% 13
East Midlands -33 44 £350 +9.38% 20
North East +3 36 £383 +21.43% 15
Wales -26 23 £420 +50.52% 10
Northern Ireland +39 9 - - 2

For the 6 months to 14 December 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.

1 808 (30.26%) Migration
2 675 (25.28%) Cisco
3 601 (22.51%) Windows
4 532 (19.93%) VMware
5 525 (19.66%) Firewall
6 477 (17.87%) Finance
7 453 (16.97%) Microsoft
8 444 (16.63%) Linux
9 384 (14.38%) Agile Software Development
10 378 (14.16%) Security Cleared
11 370 (13.86%) Amazon AWS
12 365 (13.67%) Microsoft Azure
13 352 (13.18%) Cisco Certification
14 350 (13.11%) ITIL
15 335 (12.55%) WAN
16 328 (12.28%) VMware Infrastructure
17 314 (11.76%) Active Directory
18 302 (11.31%) LAN
19 293 (10.97%) Project Management
20 291 (10.90%) Windows Server
21 275 (10.30%) SC Cleared
22 257 (9.63%) DevOps
23 231 (8.65%) CCNP
24 228 (8.54%) Infrastructure Engineering
25 209 (7.83%) Stakeholder Management
26 202 (7.57%) SQL
26 202 (7.57%) Cisco Nexus
27 201 (7.53%) BGP
28 199 (7.45%) Citrix
29 193 (7.23%) Unix

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 88 (3.30%) MS Exchange
2 64 (2.40%) SharePoint
3 48 (1.80%) Apache
3 48 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2010
4 47 (1.76%) IIS
5 41 (1.54%) Confluence
6 30 (1.12%) Skype for Business
6 30 (1.12%) Tomcat
7 25 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2013
7 25 (0.94%) JBoss
7 25 (0.94%) OpenStack
8 23 (0.86%) WebLogic
9 16 (0.60%) Apache Solr
9 16 (0.60%) nginx
10 15 (0.56%) Apache Qpid
10 15 (0.56%) Drupal
11 14 (0.52%) Elasticsearch
12 11 (0.41%) Apache Spark
12 11 (0.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 10 (0.37%) WebSphere
Applications
1 82 (3.07%) Microsoft Office
2 48 (1.80%) MS Visio
3 43 (1.61%) Microsoft Project
4 29 (1.09%) Microsoft Excel
5 20 (0.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 6 (0.22%) AutoCAD
7 4 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.075%) Open Workbench
9 1 (0.037%) HipChat
9 1 (0.037%) Revit
Business Applications
1 8 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.15%) SAP GRC
3 3 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
3 3 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.075%) ENOVIA
4 2 (0.075%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.075%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (0.075%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.037%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.037%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.037%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.037%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.037%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.037%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 370 (13.86%) Amazon AWS
2 365 (13.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 175 (6.55%) Office 365
4 76 (2.85%) IaaS
5 57 (2.13%) PaaS
6 50 (1.87%) SaaS
7 41 (1.54%) Google Cloud Platform
8 40 (1.50%) Azure Active Directory
9 39 (1.46%) Cloud Computing
10 30 (1.12%) Apigee
11 24 (0.90%) IBM Cloud
12 23 (0.86%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 22 (0.82%) OpenShift
14 21 (0.79%) GitHub
15 17 (0.64%) Amazon EC2
16 16 (0.60%) Amazon S3
17 15 (0.56%) AWS CloudFormation
18 14 (0.52%) Amazon CloudWatch
19 13 (0.49%) Serverless
20 12 (0.45%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 525 (19.66%) Firewall
2 335 (12.55%) WAN
3 302 (11.31%) LAN
4 202 (7.57%) Cisco Nexus
5 201 (7.53%) BGP
6 181 (6.78%) DNS
7 177 (6.63%) VPN
8 165 (6.18%) OSPF
9 164 (6.14%) SAN
10 154 (5.77%) Network Security
11 152 (5.69%) Wireless
12 150 (5.62%) TCP/IP
13 122 (4.57%) Cisco ASA
14 113 (4.23%) MPLS
15 98 (3.67%) DHCP
16 82 (3.07%) Internet
16 82 (3.07%) VoIP
17 81 (3.03%) SSL
18 78 (2.92%) IPsec
19 70 (2.62%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 175 (6.55%) SQL Server
2 53 (1.99%) Big Data
3 44 (1.65%) PostgreSQL
4 37 (1.39%) MongoDB
5 34 (1.27%) Apache Cassandra
5 34 (1.27%) NoSQL
6 28 (1.05%) SQL Server 2012
7 24 (0.90%) MySQL
7 24 (0.90%) Oracle Database
8 21 (0.79%) Relational Database
9 19 (0.71%) Hadoop
10 17 (0.64%) Data Warehouse
10 17 (0.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 16 (0.60%) SQL Server 2008
12 15 (0.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 15 (0.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 13 (0.49%) Oracle Reports
14 12 (0.45%) HBase
14 12 (0.45%) SQL Server 2014
15 11 (0.41%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 86 (3.22%) JIRA
2 75 (2.81%) Jenkins
3 47 (1.76%) Git (software)
4 31 (1.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 17 (0.64%) Visual Studio
6 16 (0.60%) GitLab
7 15 (0.56%) Cucumber
8 14 (0.52%) Sonatype Nexus
9 13 (0.49%) Team Foundation Server
10 12 (0.45%) JMeter
11 11 (0.41%) TeamCity
11 11 (0.41%) Visual Studio Team System
12 10 (0.37%) Gatling
12 10 (0.37%) LoadRunner
12 10 (0.37%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 9 (0.34%) Subversion
14 8 (0.30%) SonarQube
14 8 (0.30%) Zephyr
15 7 (0.26%) Artifactory
15 7 (0.26%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 477 (17.87%) Finance
2 171 (6.40%) Telecoms
3 145 (5.43%) Banking
4 65 (2.43%) Law
5 63 (2.36%) Retail
6 42 (1.57%) Manufacturing
7 32 (1.20%) Investment Banking
8 31 (1.16%) Back Office
9 28 (1.05%) Legal
10 18 (0.67%) Financial Institution
11 17 (0.64%) Publishing
12 16 (0.60%) Electronics
12 16 (0.60%) Local Government
12 16 (0.60%) Marketing
12 16 (0.60%) Retail Banking
13 8 (0.30%) Advertising
13 8 (0.30%) Multimedia
13 8 (0.30%) Private Banking
14 7 (0.26%) Automotive
15 6 (0.22%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 470 (17.60%) Architect
2 341 (12.77%) Project Manager
3 303 (11.35%) Network Engineer
4 155 (5.81%) Analyst
5 154 (5.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 145 (5.43%) Consultant
7 131 (4.91%) Infrastructure Manager
8 107 (4.01%) Infrastructure Architect
9 103 (3.86%) Infrastructure Project Manager
10 92 (3.45%) Technical Architect
11 90 (3.37%) Data Centre Engineer
11 90 (3.37%) Solutions Architect
12 82 (3.07%) Data Centre Manager
13 81 (3.03%) Cisco Engineer
14 76 (2.85%) Support Engineer
15 75 (2.81%) DevOps Engineer
16 69 (2.58%) Administrator
16 69 (2.58%) IT Manager
16 69 (2.58%) Network Architect
17 63 (2.36%) Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (3.37%) Middleware
2 75 (2.81%) Web Services
3 49 (1.84%) Kafka
4 47 (1.76%) REST
5 45 (1.69%) .NET
6 36 (1.35%) RESTful
6 36 (1.35%) SOAP
7 32 (1.20%) Elastic Stack
7 32 (1.20%) OAuth
8 31 (1.16%) XML
9 27 (1.01%) 802.1X
10 23 (0.86%) LDAP
11 18 (0.67%) JSON
12 17 (0.64%) HTML
12 17 (0.64%) RabbitMQ
12 17 (0.64%) SAML
13 15 (0.56%) CSS
13 15 (0.56%) OAuth2
14 14 (0.52%) J2EE
15 13 (0.49%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 125 (4.68%) Public Cloud
2 118 (4.42%) Analytical Skills
3 80 (3.00%) Management Information System
4 75 (2.81%) Hybrid Cloud
5 72 (2.70%) Clustering
6 59 (2.21%) Self-Motivation
7 57 (2.13%) Private Cloud
8 47 (1.76%) Virtual Team
9 39 (1.46%) Replication
10 38 (1.42%) PKI
11 35 (1.31%) Mainframe
12 31 (1.16%) Driving Licence
13 27 (1.01%) Enterprise Storage
13 27 (1.01%) Video Conferencing
14 26 (0.97%) Data Structures
15 24 (0.90%) Fat Client
15 24 (0.90%) Thin Client
16 23 (0.86%) Blackberry
17 20 (0.75%) Linux Command Line
17 20 (0.75%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 601 (22.51%) Windows
2 444 (16.63%) Linux
3 291 (10.90%) Windows Server
4 193 (7.23%) Unix
5 110 (4.12%) Windows Server 2012
6 104 (3.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 80 (3.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 61 (2.28%) Windows 10
9 55 (2.06%) Solaris
10 49 (1.84%) Windows 7
11 40 (1.50%) Windows Server 2003
12 32 (1.20%) CentOS
13 26 (0.97%) AIX
14 17 (0.64%) SUSE
15 11 (0.41%) CoreOS
16 10 (0.37%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
17 9 (0.34%) Data ONTAP
17 9 (0.34%) Ubuntu
18 8 (0.30%) Mac OS X
19 7 (0.26%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 808 (30.26%) Migration
2 384 (14.38%) Agile Software Development
3 350 (13.11%) ITIL
4 293 (10.97%) Project Management
5 257 (9.63%) DevOps
6 228 (8.54%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 209 (7.83%) Stakeholder Management
8 180 (6.74%) PRINCE2
9 156 (5.84%) Problem-Solving
10 144 (5.39%) Change Management
11 142 (5.32%) Disaster Recovery
12 140 (5.24%) Load Balancing
13 129 (4.83%) Service Management
14 118 (4.42%) Configuration Management
15 108 (4.04%) Service Delivery
16 99 (3.71%) Network Design
17 91 (3.41%) High Availability
18 87 (3.26%) Capacity Planning
19 80 (3.00%) Cybersecurity
19 80 (3.00%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 202 (7.57%) SQL
2 174 (6.52%) Python
3 172 (6.44%) PowerShell
4 151 (5.66%) Java
5 87 (3.26%) Perl
6 71 (2.66%) Bash Shell
7 51 (1.91%) Shell Script
8 42 (1.57%) Ruby
9 40 (1.50%) C
10 30 (1.12%) JavaScript
11 21 (0.79%) C#
12 18 (0.67%) VB
13 16 (0.60%) T-SQL
14 15 (0.56%) Scala
15 13 (0.49%) PHP
16 11 (0.41%) C++
17 10 (0.37%) Go
18 9 (0.34%) AWK
18 9 (0.34%) VBScript
19 5 (0.19%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 378 (14.16%) Security Cleared
2 352 (13.18%) Cisco Certification
3 275 (10.30%) SC Cleared
4 231 (8.65%) CCNP
5 145 (5.43%) CCNA
6 136 (5.09%) Degree
7 123 (4.61%) CCIE
8 110 (4.12%) Microsoft Certification
9 93 (3.48%) MCSE
10 81 (3.03%) DV Cleared
11 68 (2.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 41 (1.54%) PMP
13 40 (1.50%) MCSA
13 40 (1.50%) PMI Certification
14 36 (1.35%) ITIL Certification
15 30 (1.12%) CISSP
16 28 (1.05%) BPSS Clearance
17 24 (0.90%) VCAP
18 22 (0.82%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
19 20 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 93 (3.48%) SLA
2 63 (2.36%) GDPR
3 56 (2.10%) QA
4 44 (1.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 34 (1.27%) PMO
6 30 (1.12%) PCI DSS
7 21 (0.79%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 21 (0.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 13 (0.49%) Data Quality
9 10 (0.37%) ISO 22301
10 8 (0.30%) Disclosure Scotland
10 8 (0.30%) ISAE 3402
10 8 (0.30%) ISO 31000
10 8 (0.30%) ISO 9001
10 8 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 7 (0.26%) COBIT
11 7 (0.26%) FedRAMP
12 6 (0.22%) Government Security Classifications
13 4 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 4 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 328 (12.28%) VMware Infrastructure
2 314 (11.76%) Active Directory
3 126 (4.72%) vSphere
4 102 (3.82%) Docker
5 100 (3.75%) Hyper-V
6 77 (2.88%) VMware ESXi
7 51 (1.91%) XenApp
8 48 (1.80%) Virtual Machines
9 47 (1.76%) XenDesktop
10 39 (1.46%) VMware NSX
11 32 (1.20%) Virtual Servers
12 31 (1.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 22 (0.82%) NFS
13 22 (0.82%) vCloud
14 18 (0.67%) Microsoft App-V
15 16 (0.60%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 15 (0.56%) VMware Server
17 14 (0.52%) Apache Flume
17 14 (0.52%) VMware Workstation
18 13 (0.49%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 126 (4.72%) Ansible
2 124 (4.64%) SCCM
3 98 (3.67%) Puppet
4 79 (2.96%) Kubernetes
5 61 (2.28%) Opscode Chef
5 61 (2.28%) SCOM
6 59 (2.21%) Terraform
7 51 (1.91%) Nagios
7 51 (1.91%) vCenter Server
8 39 (1.46%) NetBackup
9 36 (1.35%) Microsoft Clustering
10 34 (1.27%) vRealize
11 26 (0.97%) Cisco Prime
12 25 (0.94%) FortiGate
13 24 (0.90%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 23 (0.86%) Single Sign-On
15 22 (0.82%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
16 21 (0.79%) ZABBIX
17 20 (0.75%) PowerCLI
17 20 (0.75%) WSUS
Vendors
1 675 (25.28%) Cisco
2 532 (19.93%) VMware
3 453 (16.97%) Microsoft
4 199 (7.45%) Citrix
5 162 (6.07%) Oracle
6 153 (5.73%) CheckPoint
7 148 (5.54%) HP
8 141 (5.28%) F5
9 123 (4.61%) Juniper
10 115 (4.31%) NetApp
11 108 (4.04%) EMC
11 108 (4.04%) Red Hat
12 83 (3.11%) Palo Alto
12 83 (3.11%) SolarWinds
13 81 (3.03%) IBM
14 72 (2.70%) Dell
15 66 (2.47%) Google
16 61 (2.28%) McAfee
17 54 (2.02%) Fortinet
18 48 (1.80%) Splunk