Period
to 17 June 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 17 June 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
17 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 105 82 62
Rank change year-on-year -23 -20 +4
Contract jobs citing Data Centre 2,382 2,515 3,558
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.40% 2.77% 3.34%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 7.09% 8.12% 9.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,494 1,587 2,061
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £260
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 49 105
UK median hourly rate £23.00 £16.50 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +39.39% -41.07% +36.95%
10th Percentile £14.63 £11.95 £12.68
90th Percentile £46.38 £41.00 £57.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £15.00 £28.25
% change year-on-year +43.33% -46.90% +43.95%

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 33,575 30,980 35,873
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.77% 34.11% 33.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 21,939 20,114 23,460
UK median daily rate £455 £444 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.42% +4.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £273 £263 £250
90th Percentile £656 £637 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £406 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +1.56% +5.26% +2.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,045 1,092 1,188
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £21.34
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -6.28% +15.44%
10th Percentile £11.77 £11.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £50.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £18.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year +16.22% -11.90% +18.73%

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 17 June 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 17 June 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 17 June 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 -16 2,254 £450 +4.65% 487
UK excluding London -21 1,402 £425 +2.41% 320
London -18 948 £475 +2.70% 183
South East -13 443 £450 +5.88% 120
North of England -45 303 £375 -12.79% 46
Midlands +2 244 £425 +6.25% 51
East of England +16 225 £450 +20.00% 45
West Midlands -1 176 £443 +6.63% 33
North West -58 131 £425 - 28
Yorkshire -27 116 £375 -16.67% 14
Scotland -50 90 £390 -1.27% 12
South West -18 87 £388 +3.33% 42
North East +35 59 £363 -14.71% 4
East Midlands -1 57 £375 +22.45% 18
Wales -22 13 £279 -44.20% 2
Northern Ireland +1 3 £500 +53.37%

For the 6 months to 17 June 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.

1 646 (27.12%) Cisco
2 605 (25.40%) Windows
3 603 (25.31%) Migration
4 484 (20.32%) Firewall
5 457 (19.19%) Finance
6 434 (18.22%) VMware
7 411 (17.25%) WAN
8 409 (17.17%) Microsoft
9 403 (16.92%) ITIL
10 364 (15.28%) Linux
11 350 (14.69%) Microsoft Azure
12 336 (14.11%) Amazon AWS
13 332 (13.94%) Security Cleared
14 323 (13.56%) LAN
15 308 (12.93%) Cisco Certification
16 304 (12.76%) Active Directory
17 281 (11.80%) VMware Infrastructure
18 266 (11.17%) Project Management
19 263 (11.04%) SC Cleared
20 262 (11.00%) Windows Server
21 259 (10.87%) Agile Software Development
22 220 (9.24%) DNS
23 212 (8.90%) VPN
24 199 (8.35%) CCNP
25 194 (8.14%) DevOps
26 192 (8.06%) Stakeholder Management
27 175 (7.35%) Citrix
28 173 (7.26%) Oracle
28 173 (7.26%) Network Security
29 168 (7.05%) 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 87 (3.65%) MS Exchange
2 70 (2.94%) IIS
3 54 (2.27%) Skype for Business
4 40 (1.68%) SharePoint
5 29 (1.22%) Apache
6 26 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2013
7 24 (1.01%) Confluence
7 24 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2010
8 17 (0.71%) OpenStack
8 17 (0.71%) Tomcat
9 13 (0.55%) nginx
10 10 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2003
11 7 (0.29%) Apache Spark
11 7 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2007
12 6 (0.25%) Apache Solr
12 6 (0.25%) Cloud Foundry
13 5 (0.21%) WebSphere
14 4 (0.17%) Elasticsearch
14 4 (0.17%) JBoss
14 4 (0.17%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 98 (4.11%) Microsoft Office
2 47 (1.97%) Microsoft Excel
3 43 (1.81%) MS Visio
4 23 (0.97%) Microsoft Project
5 15 (0.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 10 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.13%) HipChat
7 3 (0.13%) Stata
8 1 (0.042%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 9 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
2 7 (0.29%) Oracle Payables
3 5 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.17%) Oracle EBS R12
4 4 (0.17%) Oracle Receivables
4 4 (0.17%) Relativity
5 3 (0.13%) BusinessWorks
5 3 (0.13%) Kondor
5 3 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
5 3 (0.13%) RMDS
6 2 (0.084%) Concordance
6 2 (0.084%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.084%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.042%) OPENHousing
7 1 (0.042%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 1 (0.042%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
7 1 (0.042%) Payment Gateway
7 1 (0.042%) Scribe Insight
Cloud Services
1 350 (14.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 336 (14.11%) Amazon AWS
3 153 (6.42%) Office 365
4 85 (3.57%) IaaS
5 67 (2.81%) PaaS
6 49 (2.06%) SaaS
7 30 (1.26%) Datadog
8 24 (1.01%) Cloud Computing
9 23 (0.97%) Azure Active Directory
10 20 (0.84%) AWS CloudFormation
10 20 (0.84%) Serverless
11 16 (0.67%) AWS Lambda
12 15 (0.63%) Google Cloud Platform
13 10 (0.42%) Amazon ELB
14 7 (0.29%) OpenShift
15 6 (0.25%) GitHub
16 5 (0.21%) Dynamics 365
16 5 (0.21%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 3 (0.13%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 3 (0.13%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 484 (20.32%) Firewall
2 411 (17.25%) WAN
3 323 (13.56%) LAN
4 220 (9.24%) DNS
5 212 (8.90%) VPN
6 173 (7.26%) Network Security
7 168 (7.05%) Wireless
8 163 (6.84%) SAN
9 156 (6.55%) BGP
10 155 (6.51%) Cisco ASA
11 150 (6.30%) MPLS
12 137 (5.75%) DHCP
13 128 (5.37%) OSPF
14 115 (4.83%) TCP/IP
15 114 (4.79%) Cisco Nexus
16 98 (4.11%) Internet
17 70 (2.94%) VLAN
18 65 (2.73%) SSL
19 57 (2.39%) IPsec
20 54 (2.27%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 121 (5.08%) SQL Server
2 43 (1.81%) Big Data
3 41 (1.72%) MySQL
4 36 (1.51%) Hadoop
5 33 (1.39%) NoSQL
6 30 (1.26%) Relational Database
7 29 (1.22%) Amazon Redshift
8 27 (1.13%) MongoDB
9 26 (1.09%) Oracle Database
10 23 (0.97%) Data Warehouse
11 20 (0.84%) Apache Cassandra
12 17 (0.71%) PostgreSQL
13 16 (0.67%) RDBMS
14 15 (0.63%) SQL Server 2008
15 13 (0.55%) HBase
16 10 (0.42%) Amazon RDS
17 9 (0.38%) SQL Server 2012
17 9 (0.38%) SQL Server 2014
17 9 (0.38%) SQL Server 2016
18 7 (0.29%) Redis
Development Applications
1 62 (2.60%) JIRA
2 60 (2.52%) Jenkins
3 36 (1.51%) Git (software)
4 31 (1.30%) TeamCity
5 13 (0.55%) Vagrant
5 13 (0.55%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 9 (0.38%) Bitbucket
7 8 (0.34%) Team Foundation Server
8 7 (0.29%) Subversion
8 7 (0.29%) Visual Studio Team System
8 7 (0.29%) Zephyr
9 5 (0.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 5 (0.21%) Octopus Deploy
10 4 (0.17%) SonarQube
10 4 (0.17%) Visual Studio
11 3 (0.13%) Artifactory
11 3 (0.13%) Gatling
11 3 (0.13%) RSpec
11 3 (0.13%) RStudio
11 3 (0.13%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 457 (19.19%) Finance
2 126 (5.29%) Telecoms
3 100 (4.20%) Banking
4 91 (3.82%) Law
5 81 (3.40%) Retail
6 46 (1.93%) Legal
7 26 (1.09%) Local Government
8 25 (1.05%) Financial Institution
9 24 (1.01%) Investment Banking
10 21 (0.88%) Manufacturing
11 19 (0.80%) Digital Economy
12 18 (0.76%) Games
13 13 (0.55%) German Language
14 11 (0.46%) Mandarin Language
15 10 (0.42%) Marketing
16 9 (0.38%) Automotive
16 9 (0.38%) Back Office
16 9 (0.38%) Billing
16 9 (0.38%) French Language
16 9 (0.38%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 396 (16.62%) Architect
2 316 (13.27%) Network Engineer
3 268 (11.25%) Project Manager
4 213 (8.94%) Analyst
5 151 (6.34%) Infrastructure Manager
6 144 (6.05%) Consultant
7 143 (6.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 104 (4.37%) Infrastructure Project Manager
9 94 (3.95%) DevOps Engineer
10 93 (3.90%) Network Architect
11 91 (3.82%) Data Centre Manager
12 89 (3.74%) Data Centre Engineer
13 79 (3.32%) Cisco Engineer
13 79 (3.32%) Solutions Architect
14 73 (3.06%) Infrastructure Architect
15 71 (2.98%) Cisco Network Engineer
16 66 (2.77%) Business Analyst
16 66 (2.77%) Cloud Engineer
17 65 (2.73%) Administrator
18 62 (2.60%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (2.60%) Web Services
2 48 (2.02%) Middleware
3 38 (1.60%) .NET
3 38 (1.60%) Elastic Stack
3 38 (1.60%) LDAP
4 22 (0.92%) 802.1X
5 21 (0.88%) XML
6 17 (0.71%) JSON
6 17 (0.71%) RESTful
7 16 (0.67%) REST
8 15 (0.63%) Kafka
9 13 (0.55%) HTML
9 13 (0.55%) SOAP
9 13 (0.55%) WAP
10 12 (0.50%) SAML
11 10 (0.42%) J2EE
12 9 (0.38%) LEMP Stack
13 8 (0.34%) RabbitMQ
14 7 (0.29%) CSS
15 6 (0.25%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 135 (5.67%) Analytical Skills
2 84 (3.53%) Management Information System
3 80 (3.36%) Computer Science
4 72 (3.02%) Clustering
5 68 (2.85%) PKI
6 61 (2.56%) Public Cloud
7 52 (2.18%) Private Cloud
8 40 (1.68%) Self-Motivation
9 37 (1.55%) Virtual Team
10 32 (1.34%) Replication
11 31 (1.30%) Hybrid Cloud
11 31 (1.30%) Mainframe
12 26 (1.09%) CMDB
13 25 (1.05%) Driving Licence
14 18 (0.76%) PMI
15 17 (0.71%) NHS
16 15 (0.63%) EMC VMAX
16 15 (0.63%) EMC VNX
17 14 (0.59%) Data Structures
17 14 (0.59%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 605 (25.40%) Windows
2 364 (15.28%) Linux
3 262 (11.00%) Windows Server
4 152 (6.38%) Unix
5 94 (3.95%) Windows Server 2008
6 87 (3.65%) Windows Server 2012
7 74 (3.11%) Windows 10
8 69 (2.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 62 (2.60%) Windows Server 2003
10 58 (2.43%) Solaris
11 57 (2.39%) Windows 7
12 36 (1.51%) AIX
13 14 (0.59%) Mac OS
13 14 (0.59%) Windows 8
14 13 (0.55%) CentOS
15 10 (0.42%) Android
15 10 (0.42%) Mac OS X
16 9 (0.38%) Debian
17 8 (0.34%) Ubuntu
18 7 (0.29%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 603 (25.31%) Migration
2 403 (16.92%) ITIL
3 266 (11.17%) Project Management
4 259 (10.87%) Agile Software Development
5 194 (8.14%) DevOps
6 192 (8.06%) Stakeholder Management
7 158 (6.63%) Change Management
8 152 (6.38%) Disaster Recovery
8 152 (6.38%) Network Design
9 147 (6.17%) Configuration Management
10 139 (5.84%) PRINCE2
11 138 (5.79%) Problem-Solving
12 134 (5.63%) High Availability
13 131 (5.50%) Service Management
14 121 (5.08%) Load Balancing
15 113 (4.74%) Programme Delivery
16 88 (3.69%) Service Delivery
17 75 (3.15%) Data Centre Operations
18 72 (3.02%) TOGAF
19 71 (2.98%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 157 (6.59%) PowerShell
2 132 (5.54%) Python
3 126 (5.29%) Java
4 121 (5.08%) SQL
5 72 (3.02%) Perl
6 66 (2.77%) C
7 54 (2.27%) Bash Shell
8 44 (1.85%) Ruby
9 39 (1.64%) C++
10 25 (1.05%) PHP
11 22 (0.92%) Shell Script
12 14 (0.59%) C#
13 13 (0.55%) JavaScript
13 13 (0.55%) VB
14 12 (0.50%) VBScript
15 7 (0.29%) Groovy
15 7 (0.29%) Scala
16 6 (0.25%) Korn
17 5 (0.21%) T-SQL
18 4 (0.17%) AWK
Qualifications
1 332 (13.94%) Security Cleared
2 308 (12.93%) Cisco Certification
3 263 (11.04%) SC Cleared
4 199 (8.35%) CCNP
5 163 (6.84%) Degree
6 126 (5.29%) CCNA
7 108 (4.53%) Microsoft Certification
8 91 (3.82%) CCIE
9 76 (3.19%) MCSE
10 60 (2.52%) DV Cleared
11 58 (2.43%) CISSP
12 49 (2.06%) PMP
13 40 (1.68%) PMI Certification
14 39 (1.64%) Computer Science Degree
15 36 (1.51%) MCSA
16 34 (1.43%) CCDP
17 29 (1.22%) CISM
18 28 (1.18%) ITIL Certification
19 27 (1.13%) MCP
19 27 (1.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 86 (3.61%) SLA
2 68 (2.85%) QA
3 48 (2.02%) GDPR
4 38 (1.60%) PCI DSS
4 38 (1.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 31 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 31 (1.30%) PMO
6 22 (0.92%) COBIT
7 14 (0.59%) COSO
8 9 (0.38%) Data Quality
8 9 (0.38%) Disclosure Scotland
8 9 (0.38%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 6 (0.25%) ISAE 3402
10 5 (0.21%) ISO 22301
10 5 (0.21%) ISO 9001
11 4 (0.17%) GCP
11 4 (0.17%) HIPAA
11 4 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 4 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 4 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 304 (12.76%) Active Directory
2 281 (11.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 92 (3.86%) vSphere
4 84 (3.53%) Docker
5 72 (3.02%) Hyper-V
6 60 (2.52%) VMware NSX
7 57 (2.39%) VMware ESXi
8 54 (2.27%) XenApp
9 39 (1.64%) Virtual Servers
10 38 (1.60%) Virtual Machines
11 27 (1.13%) Virtual Desktop
11 27 (1.13%) XenDesktop
12 23 (0.97%) Microsoft App-V
13 19 (0.80%) NFS
14 16 (0.67%) Terminal Services
15 15 (0.63%) vCloud
16 13 (0.55%) Citrix Presentation Server
17 11 (0.46%) Veritas Cluster Server
18 9 (0.38%) DFS Replication
18 9 (0.38%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 118 (4.95%) SCCM
2 101 (4.24%) Ansible
3 95 (3.99%) Puppet
4 66 (2.77%) Terraform
5 58 (2.43%) Kubernetes
6 57 (2.39%) Opscode Chef
7 54 (2.27%) FortiGate
8 49 (2.06%) SCOM
9 39 (1.64%) vCenter Server
10 36 (1.51%) Nagios
11 31 (1.30%) Packer
12 24 (1.01%) Microsoft Clustering
13 22 (0.92%) NetBackup
13 22 (0.92%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 20 (0.84%) Salt
15 19 (0.80%) Mesos
15 19 (0.80%) Single Sign-On
16 17 (0.71%) EMC VPLEX
17 16 (0.67%) Nessus
17 16 (0.67%) WSUS
Vendors
1 646 (27.12%) Cisco
2 434 (18.22%) VMware
3 409 (17.17%) Microsoft
4 175 (7.35%) Citrix
5 173 (7.26%) Oracle
6 158 (6.63%) CheckPoint
7 153 (6.42%) HP
8 129 (5.42%) F5
8 129 (5.42%) Juniper
9 96 (4.03%) EMC
10 82 (3.44%) Dell
11 81 (3.40%) Red Hat
12 78 (3.27%) Fortinet
13 72 (3.02%) Splunk
14 71 (2.98%) McAfee
15 67 (2.81%) IBM
16 64 (2.69%) Palo Alto
17 50 (2.10%) Brocade
18 46 (1.93%) SolarWinds
19 45 (1.89%) NetApp