Period
to 19 June 2019

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 19 June 2019 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
19 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 92 104 83
Rank change year-on-year +12 -21 -21
Contract jobs citing Data Centre 2,275 2,371 2,518
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.51% 2.38% 2.77%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 7.77% 7.38% 8.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,403 1,493 1,587
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £300 £263 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £415
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 66 49
UK median hourly rate £25.09 £22.25 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.74% +39.06% -42.86%
10th Percentile £14.99 £13.88 £11.95
90th Percentile £83.75 £46.38 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.03 £21.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -11.49% +43.33% -46.90%

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 29,270 32,146 30,026
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.27% 32.23% 33.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 18,804 20,841 19,366
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £280 £266 £263
90th Percentile £669 £656 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,023 1,022 1,059
UK median hourly rate £20.89 £21.90 £19.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.61% +10.08% -5.26%
10th Percentile £11.80 £11.80 £11.25
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.72 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.70 £20.53 £18.00
% change year-on-year -8.91% +14.06% -14.29%

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 19 June 2019.

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 19 June 2019.

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 19 June 2019. 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 +8 2,088 £460 +2.22% 251
UK excluding London +15 1,439 £425 - 181
London -8 782 £500 +5.26% 79
South East +11 444 £425 -5.56% 59
North of England +14 270 £448 +19.33% 40
Midlands +5 217 £400 -5.88% 38
East of England -8 183 £475 +8.57% 16
South West +37 181 £425 +9.68% 20
West Midlands -9 149 £388 -11.43% 22
North West +8 128 £450 +5.88% 15
Scotland +51 111 £400 - 7
Yorkshire +1 104 £439 +17.00% 23
East Midlands +33 66 £413 +10.00% 16
North East -3 38 £425 +18.06% 2
Wales +19 27 £416 +49.19% 2
Northern Ireland +14 7 £495 -1.00%

For the 6 months to 19 June 2019, 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.

1 738 (32.44%) Migration
2 688 (30.24%) Cisco
3 552 (24.26%) Firewall
4 507 (22.29%) Windows
5 502 (22.07%) VMware
6 453 (19.91%) Microsoft
7 420 (18.46%) Microsoft Azure
8 416 (18.29%) Amazon AWS
9 406 (17.85%) WAN
10 381 (16.75%) Security Cleared
11 373 (16.40%) Cisco Certification
12 355 (15.60%) Finance
13 340 (14.95%) VMware Infrastructure
14 336 (14.77%) LAN
15 329 (14.46%) ITIL
16 316 (13.89%) Linux
17 312 (13.71%) Agile Software Development
18 301 (13.23%) SC Cleared
19 293 (12.88%) Active Directory
20 241 (10.59%) DNS
21 239 (10.51%) Windows Server
22 236 (10.37%) DevOps
23 228 (10.02%) CCNP
24 218 (9.58%) VPN
25 213 (9.36%) F5
26 210 (9.23%) CheckPoint
27 202 (8.88%) Project Management
27 202 (8.88%) Cisco Nexus
28 197 (8.66%) BGP
29 193 (8.48%) Network Security

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 62 (2.73%) MS Exchange
2 54 (2.37%) SharePoint
3 53 (2.33%) Skype for Business
4 37 (1.63%) Apache
4 37 (1.63%) Confluence
5 36 (1.58%) IIS
5 36 (1.58%) OpenStack
6 25 (1.10%) JBoss
7 18 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2010
7 18 (0.79%) WebSphere
8 17 (0.75%) nginx
9 13 (0.57%) Tomcat
9 13 (0.57%) WebSphere Application Server
10 12 (0.53%) BizTalk Server
11 11 (0.48%) IBM HTTP Server
12 10 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2003
13 9 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2013
14 6 (0.26%) Apache Spark
14 6 (0.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 6 (0.26%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 75 (3.30%) Microsoft Office
2 32 (1.41%) MS Visio
3 24 (1.05%) Microsoft Excel
3 24 (1.05%) Microsoft Project
4 14 (0.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.088%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 2 (0.088%) InVision
5 2 (0.088%) Sketch
5 2 (0.088%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.044%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.044%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 8 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
1 8 (0.35%) Dynamics NAV
2 6 (0.26%) Payment Gateway
3 5 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.13%) Oracle Financials
4 3 (0.13%) PeopleSoft Financials
4 3 (0.13%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.088%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.044%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.044%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.044%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.044%) Relativity
6 1 (0.044%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 420 (18.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 416 (18.29%) Amazon AWS
3 182 (8.00%) Office 365
4 100 (4.40%) PaaS
5 89 (3.91%) IaaS
6 57 (2.51%) Google Cloud Platform
7 56 (2.46%) SaaS
8 51 (2.24%) Azure Active Directory
9 50 (2.20%) AWS CloudFormation
10 48 (2.11%) OpenShift
11 41 (1.80%) Cloud Computing
12 28 (1.23%) GitHub
13 25 (1.10%) Serverless
13 25 (1.10%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 22 (0.97%) Amazon EC2
15 17 (0.75%) Apigee
15 17 (0.75%) Azure ExpressRoute
15 17 (0.75%) Azure Stack
16 16 (0.70%) Dynamics 365
17 14 (0.62%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 552 (24.26%) Firewall
2 406 (17.85%) WAN
3 336 (14.77%) LAN
4 241 (10.59%) DNS
5 218 (9.58%) VPN
6 202 (8.88%) Cisco Nexus
7 197 (8.66%) BGP
8 193 (8.48%) Network Security
9 181 (7.96%) OSPF
10 175 (7.69%) SAN
11 170 (7.47%) Wireless
12 157 (6.90%) Cisco ASA
13 134 (5.89%) DHCP
13 134 (5.89%) MPLS
14 108 (4.75%) TCP/IP
15 94 (4.13%) VoIP
16 84 (3.69%) Internet
17 77 (3.38%) IPsec
18 66 (2.90%) VLAN
19 64 (2.81%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 149 (6.55%) SQL Server
2 38 (1.67%) MySQL
3 31 (1.36%) PostgreSQL
4 27 (1.19%) Relational Database
5 25 (1.10%) Hadoop
6 24 (1.05%) Big Data
6 24 (1.05%) NoSQL
7 23 (1.01%) SQL Server 2012
8 20 (0.88%) Oracle Database
8 20 (0.88%) SQL Server 2016
9 19 (0.84%) Amazon RDS
10 17 (0.75%) SQL Server 2014
11 15 (0.66%) Azure SQL Database
12 14 (0.62%) DTS
12 14 (0.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 12 (0.53%) Data Lake
13 12 (0.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 11 (0.48%) Adabas
15 10 (0.44%) MongoDB
16 9 (0.40%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 82 (3.60%) Git (software)
2 65 (2.86%) JIRA
3 41 (1.80%) Jenkins
4 36 (1.58%) Sonatype Nexus
5 23 (1.01%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 22 (0.97%) Artifactory
7 17 (0.75%) GitLab
8 13 (0.57%) Bitbucket
9 11 (0.48%) Visual Studio
9 11 (0.48%) Visual Studio Team System
10 8 (0.35%) Hudson
10 8 (0.35%) IBM UrbanCode
11 6 (0.26%) SonarQube
12 4 (0.18%) AdminStudio
12 4 (0.18%) Gradle
12 4 (0.18%) InstallShield
12 4 (0.18%) ScriptRunner
12 4 (0.18%) Subversion
13 3 (0.13%) Maven
13 3 (0.13%) TeamCity
General
1 355 (15.60%) Finance
2 160 (7.03%) Telecoms
3 94 (4.13%) Banking
4 70 (3.08%) Retail
5 28 (1.23%) Law
6 25 (1.10%) Financial Institution
7 20 (0.88%) Back Office
7 20 (0.88%) Legal
7 20 (0.88%) Manufacturing
8 19 (0.84%) Marketing
9 13 (0.57%) Local Government
10 12 (0.53%) Multimedia
11 11 (0.48%) Advertising
12 10 (0.44%) Publishing
13 9 (0.40%) German Language
14 8 (0.35%) Electronics
15 7 (0.31%) Investment Banking
16 5 (0.22%) French Language
17 4 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
17 4 (0.18%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 532 (23.38%) Architect
2 319 (14.02%) Network Engineer
3 236 (10.37%) Project Manager
4 150 (6.59%) Analyst
5 136 (5.98%) Infrastructure Architect
6 121 (5.32%) Infrastructure Manager
7 120 (5.27%) Consultant
8 110 (4.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 106 (4.66%) Network Architect
10 95 (4.18%) Infrastructure Project Manager
11 91 (4.00%) Technical Architect
12 80 (3.52%) Cloud Architect
13 72 (3.16%) Data Centre Manager
14 69 (3.03%) Data Centre Architect
14 69 (3.03%) Security Architect
15 62 (2.73%) Solutions Architect
16 61 (2.68%) Cisco Engineer
17 59 (2.59%) IT Manager
17 59 (2.59%) Senior Network Engineer
18 54 (2.37%) Data Centre Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (2.99%) Middleware
2 54 (2.37%) REST
3 43 (1.89%) Web Services
4 38 (1.67%) SOAP
5 35 (1.54%) .NET
6 29 (1.27%) 802.1X
7 26 (1.14%) RESTful
8 24 (1.05%) LDAP
8 24 (1.05%) Node.js
9 20 (0.88%) Elastic Stack
10 17 (0.75%) J2EE
11 16 (0.70%) JSON
12 15 (0.66%) CSS
12 15 (0.66%) HTML
13 12 (0.53%) Kafka
14 11 (0.48%) YAML
15 10 (0.44%) XML
16 8 (0.35%) Keycloak
17 5 (0.22%) Regular Expression
17 5 (0.22%) Spine.js
Miscellaneous
1 139 (6.11%) Public Cloud
2 96 (4.22%) Analytical Skills
3 70 (3.08%) Management Information System
4 66 (2.90%) Private Cloud
5 58 (2.55%) Hybrid Cloud
6 53 (2.33%) Clustering
7 41 (1.80%) Virtual Team
8 40 (1.76%) Mainframe
8 40 (1.76%) PKI
9 39 (1.71%) Self-Motivation
10 33 (1.45%) Driving Licence
11 32 (1.41%) Replication
12 26 (1.14%) User Experience
13 24 (1.05%) Video Conferencing
14 20 (0.88%) Cloud Native
15 19 (0.84%) Hedge funds
15 19 (0.84%) Linux Command Line
16 18 (0.79%) CMDB
17 17 (0.75%) Fat Client
17 17 (0.75%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 507 (22.29%) Windows
2 316 (13.89%) Linux
3 239 (10.51%) Windows Server
4 106 (4.66%) Unix
5 98 (4.31%) Windows Server 2012
6 80 (3.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 67 (2.95%) Windows Server 2008
8 61 (2.68%) Windows 10
9 44 (1.93%) Solaris
10 34 (1.49%) Windows 7
11 28 (1.23%) Windows Server 2003
12 21 (0.92%) CentOS
13 16 (0.70%) Android
14 15 (0.66%) CoreOS
15 14 (0.62%) AIX
16 13 (0.57%) Ubuntu
17 12 (0.53%) VMS
18 10 (0.44%) Apple iOS
18 10 (0.44%) SUSE
19 7 (0.31%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 738 (32.44%) Migration
2 329 (14.46%) ITIL
3 312 (13.71%) Agile Software Development
4 236 (10.37%) DevOps
5 202 (8.88%) Project Management
6 166 (7.30%) Stakeholder Management
7 160 (7.03%) Load Balancing
8 159 (6.99%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 138 (6.07%) PRINCE2
10 129 (5.67%) Disaster Recovery
11 125 (5.49%) Problem-Solving
12 107 (4.70%) Network Design
13 96 (4.22%) Service Management
14 93 (4.09%) High Availability
15 89 (3.91%) Change Management
16 85 (3.74%) TOGAF
17 82 (3.60%) Computer Science
18 76 (3.34%) Configuration Management
19 73 (3.21%) Open Source
20 71 (3.12%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 183 (8.04%) SQL
2 161 (7.08%) PowerShell
3 134 (5.89%) Python
4 104 (4.57%) Java
5 93 (4.09%) Bash Shell
6 37 (1.63%) Ruby
7 34 (1.49%) C
8 28 (1.23%) Perl
9 26 (1.14%) C#
9 26 (1.14%) Shell Script
10 23 (1.01%) Go
11 21 (0.92%) JavaScript
12 12 (0.53%) T-SQL
13 11 (0.48%) Jython
13 11 (0.48%) Natural
14 10 (0.44%) PHP
15 8 (0.35%) VB
16 7 (0.31%) C++
16 7 (0.31%) Korn
17 6 (0.26%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 381 (16.75%) Security Cleared
2 373 (16.40%) Cisco Certification
3 301 (13.23%) SC Cleared
4 228 (10.02%) CCNP
5 162 (7.12%) CCNA
6 108 (4.75%) Degree
7 103 (4.53%) CCIE
8 89 (3.91%) Microsoft Certification
9 81 (3.56%) DV Cleared
10 75 (3.30%) MCSE
11 50 (2.20%) MCSA
12 45 (1.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 34 (1.49%) Computer Science Degree
14 28 (1.23%) PMI Certification
15 27 (1.19%) PMP
15 27 (1.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 26 (1.14%) ITIL Certification
17 24 (1.05%) CCDP
18 20 (0.88%) CISSP
19 19 (0.84%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (2.90%) SLA
2 37 (1.63%) PCI DSS
3 36 (1.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 27 (1.19%) GDPR
5 25 (1.10%) QA
6 22 (0.97%) COBIT
7 17 (0.75%) PMO
8 12 (0.53%) NIST
9 11 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 7 (0.31%) COSO
10 7 (0.31%) HL7
11 5 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials
11 5 (0.22%) ISO 22301
11 5 (0.22%) ISO 9001
12 4 (0.18%) Data Quality
12 4 (0.18%) Government Security Classifications
12 4 (0.18%) ISAE 3402
12 4 (0.18%) ISO 31000
12 4 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27005
13 3 (0.13%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 340 (14.95%) VMware Infrastructure
2 293 (12.88%) Active Directory
3 130 (5.71%) Docker
4 112 (4.92%) Hyper-V
5 99 (4.35%) VMware ESXi
6 81 (3.56%) vSphere
7 63 (2.77%) Virtual Machines
8 46 (2.02%) VMware NSX
9 36 (1.58%) Virtual Servers
9 36 (1.58%) XenApp
10 24 (1.05%) Virtual Desktop
11 20 (0.88%) Firmware
12 17 (0.75%) Microsoft App-V
13 16 (0.70%) vCloud
14 14 (0.62%) Ceph
14 14 (0.62%) etcd
14 14 (0.62%) flannel
14 14 (0.62%) SkyDNS
15 11 (0.48%) GlusterFS
15 11 (0.48%) KVM
Systems Management
1 142 (6.24%) Ansible
2 116 (5.10%) SCCM
3 108 (4.75%) Puppet
4 106 (4.66%) Kubernetes
4 106 (4.66%) Terraform
5 62 (2.73%) SCOM
5 62 (2.73%) vCenter Server
6 52 (2.29%) Opscode Chef
7 34 (1.49%) Failover Clustering
8 33 (1.45%) WSUS
9 27 (1.19%) PowerCLI
10 26 (1.14%) Cisco Prime
11 24 (1.05%) NetBackup
11 24 (1.05%) Packer
11 24 (1.05%) SCVMM
12 22 (0.97%) Network Intrusion Detection System
13 21 (0.92%) HAProxy
13 21 (0.92%) Host Intrusion Detection System
14 20 (0.88%) Cisco CUCM
14 20 (0.88%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 688 (30.24%) Cisco
2 502 (22.07%) VMware
3 453 (19.91%) Microsoft
4 213 (9.36%) F5
5 210 (9.23%) CheckPoint
6 160 (7.03%) Citrix
7 147 (6.46%) Juniper
8 122 (5.36%) Oracle
9 119 (5.23%) Palo Alto
10 102 (4.48%) Red Hat
11 95 (4.18%) HP
12 87 (3.82%) Dell
13 86 (3.78%) SolarWinds
14 75 (3.30%) NetApp
15 65 (2.86%) Google
16 61 (2.68%) EMC
17 50 (2.20%) Fortinet
18 41 (1.80%) IBM
19 33 (1.45%) Meraki
20 32 (1.41%) Aruba