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 3 months to 27 April 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
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 75 59 64
Rank change year-on-year -16 +5  
Contract jobs citing Data Centre 1315 1830 1630
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.83% 3.27% 2.92%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 8.48% 10.04% 9.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 795 1026 874
Median daily rate £438 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.06% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +5.00% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 47 39
Median hourly rate £15.00 £28.00 £20.22
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.42% +38.45%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.80 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £47.83 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £27.25 £18.50
% change year-on-year -44.95% +47.29%  

Data Centre is in the generic IT skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 15506 18222 17715
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 33.37% 32.60% 31.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 10146 11991 10810
Median daily rate £450 £425 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +0.59%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £610 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.89% +2.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 509 556 670
Median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £18.73
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.69% +22.83%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.53 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.33 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year +8.69% +22.66%  

Data Centre
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Data Centre as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

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 3 months to 27 April 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 3 months to 27 April 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Data Centre in the UK

Data Centre
Top 30 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 3 months to 27 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -18 1208 £445 +5.95% 278
London +6 464 £475 +5.49% 108
South East -26 274 £435 +8.75% 48
North West +11 136 £425 -5.55% 23
Lancashire +42 83 £450 +12.50% 4
East of England +11 83 £375 - 36
West Midlands +12 73 £425 +14.86% 29
Preston +16 72 £450 +20.00% 3
Scotland -15 72 £395 -0.62% 5
City of London -2 71 £475 +12.42% 28
Hampshire -33 70 £463 +15.62% 9
South West -13 65 £385 +2.66% 9
Yorkshire 0 61 £450 +18.42% 9
Berkshire -8 60 £395 -1.25% 15
Hertfordshire +23 50 £320 -17.94% 22
Buckinghamshire +13 46 £339 -17.37% 3
Milton Keynes +26 44 £335 -23.86% 3
Surrey -30 42 £401 +2.69% 7
West Yorkshire 0 41 £450 +15.38% 8
Manchester -24 36 £380 -13.14% 10
Edinburgh -23 35 £250 -44.44% 2
East Midlands -3 33 £338 +12.50% 12
Leeds -4 29 £450 +12.50% 6
Birmingham +3 26 £425 +17.24% 11
Wiltshire +3 23 £490 +8.88% 1
West Sussex +14 22 £395 -2.76% 1
Bristol -20 21 £375 +0.67% 6
Bracknell +15 20 £275 +8.17%
Crawley +11 20 £395 -2.76% 1
Welwyn Garden City +8 19 - - 2

For the 6 months to 27 April 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.

1 701 (26.30%) Cisco
2 678 (25.44%) Migration
3 631 (23.68%) Windows
4 562 (21.09%) VMware
5 525 (19.70%) Finance
6 507 (19.02%) Firewall
7 465 (17.45%) Microsoft
8 442 (16.59%) WAN
9 437 (16.40%) Linux
10 403 (15.12%) LAN
11 375 (14.07%) VMware Infrastructure
12 356 (13.36%) Security Cleared
13 341 (12.80%) ITIL
14 314 (11.78%) Active Directory
15 307 (11.52%) Cisco Certification
16 304 (11.41%) SC Cleared
17 300 (11.26%) Project Management
18 256 (9.61%) SAN
19 254 (9.53%) Unix
20 240 (9.01%) DNS
21 232 (8.71%) Agile Software Development
21 232 (8.71%) Windows Server
22 223 (8.37%) CCNP
23 221 (8.29%) F5
24 219 (8.22%) HP
25 207 (7.77%) Cisco Nexus
26 205 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
27 202 (7.58%) Citrix
28 200 (7.50%) Stakeholder Management
29 198 (7.43%) Microsoft Azure

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 75 (2.81%) MS Exchange
2 67 (2.51%) SharePoint
3 52 (1.95%) Apache
4 47 (1.76%) Skype for Business
5 44 (1.65%) OpenStack
6 39 (1.46%) Exchange Server 2010
6 39 (1.46%) IIS
7 36 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2013
8 33 (1.24%) Confluence
9 27 (1.01%) WebSphere
10 26 (0.98%) Tomcat
11 22 (0.83%) Cloud Foundry
11 22 (0.83%) CMS
12 18 (0.68%) JBoss
13 16 (0.60%) WebLogic
14 15 (0.56%) Elasticsearch
15 14 (0.53%) Apache Spark
15 14 (0.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 10 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2007
17 9 (0.34%) SAS
Applications
1 72 (2.70%) Microsoft Office
2 71 (2.66%) Microsoft Excel
3 61 (2.29%) MS Visio
4 42 (1.58%) Microsoft Project
5 41 (1.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 11 (0.41%) AutoCAD
7 10 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.038%) GNU Octave
Business Applications
1 10 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
1 10 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 9 (0.34%) Oracle iRecruitment
3 7 (0.26%) Payment Gateway
4 6 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
5 5 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
5 5 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
6 4 (0.15%) Eloqua
6 4 (0.15%) Infor M3
7 3 (0.11%) assyst
7 3 (0.11%) Oracle EBS R12
7 3 (0.11%) Staffware
8 2 (0.075%) Oracle ERP
8 2 (0.075%) Teamcenter
9 1 (0.038%) Dynamics CRM
9 1 (0.038%) Dynamics NAV
9 1 (0.038%) ION MarketView
9 1 (0.038%) Maximo
9 1 (0.038%) Oracle HRMS
9 1 (0.038%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 205 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
2 198 (7.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 113 (4.24%) Office 365
4 79 (2.96%) IaaS
5 64 (2.40%) PaaS
6 60 (2.25%) SaaS
7 45 (1.69%) Cloud Computing
8 16 (0.60%) Azure Active Directory
8 16 (0.60%) GitHub
9 13 (0.49%) AWS CloudFormation
10 12 (0.45%) Amazon EC2
11 11 (0.41%) Amazon S3
12 9 (0.34%) Heroku
12 9 (0.34%) Oracle CX
13 8 (0.30%) OpenShift
14 7 (0.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 6 (0.23%) Amazon ELB
15 6 (0.23%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
16 5 (0.19%) Akamai
16 5 (0.19%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 507 (19.02%) Firewall
2 442 (16.59%) WAN
3 403 (15.12%) LAN
4 256 (9.61%) SAN
5 240 (9.01%) DNS
6 207 (7.77%) Cisco Nexus
7 178 (6.68%) Cisco ASA
8 173 (6.49%) MPLS
9 167 (6.27%) Network Security
10 162 (6.08%) VPN
11 151 (5.67%) Wireless
12 138 (5.18%) BGP
13 131 (4.92%) TCP/IP
14 124 (4.65%) OSPF
15 117 (4.39%) DHCP
16 88 (3.30%) Internet
17 85 (3.19%) SSL
18 80 (3.00%) VoIP
19 73 (2.74%) IPsec
20 72 (2.70%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 113 (4.24%) SQL Server
2 53 (1.99%) Relational Database
3 47 (1.76%) Big Data
4 36 (1.35%) MySQL
5 29 (1.09%) Oracle Database
6 27 (1.01%) MongoDB
6 27 (1.01%) SQL Server 2012
7 24 (0.90%) Hadoop
8 18 (0.68%) RDBMS
8 18 (0.68%) SQL Server 2008
9 17 (0.64%) Data Warehouse
9 17 (0.64%) NoSQL
10 10 (0.38%) DB2
10 10 (0.38%) PostgreSQL
10 10 (0.38%) SQL Server 2014
11 9 (0.34%) HBase
11 9 (0.34%) Oracle ODI
11 9 (0.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 8 (0.30%) Oracle Database 11g
13 7 (0.26%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 51 (1.91%) Jenkins
2 45 (1.69%) JIRA
3 36 (1.35%) Git (software)
4 16 (0.60%) Sonatype Nexus
4 16 (0.60%) Subversion
5 14 (0.53%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 13 (0.49%) Selenium
7 12 (0.45%) Rational Application Developer
8 11 (0.41%) Bitbucket
8 11 (0.41%) Maven
9 9 (0.34%) Vagrant
9 9 (0.34%) Visual Studio
10 6 (0.23%) Cucumber
10 6 (0.23%) Oracle APEX
11 5 (0.19%) TeamCity
11 5 (0.19%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
12 4 (0.15%) git-flow
12 4 (0.15%) JMeter
12 4 (0.15%) SonarQube
12 4 (0.15%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 525 (19.70%) Finance
2 189 (7.09%) Banking
3 169 (6.34%) Telecoms
4 139 (5.22%) Law
5 63 (2.36%) Retail
6 42 (1.58%) Manufacturing
7 41 (1.54%) Legal
8 37 (1.39%) Marketing
9 30 (1.13%) Billing
9 30 (1.13%) Investment Banking
10 25 (0.94%) Electronics
11 17 (0.64%) Local Government
12 15 (0.56%) Back Office
12 15 (0.56%) Financial Institution
13 13 (0.49%) Publishing
14 10 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
15 8 (0.30%) Automotive
16 6 (0.23%) French Language
16 6 (0.23%) Front Office
17 5 (0.19%) Games
Job Titles
1 424 (15.91%) Architect
2 322 (12.08%) Network Engineer
3 314 (11.78%) Project Manager
4 250 (9.38%) Analyst
5 208 (7.80%) Consultant
6 177 (6.64%) Infrastructure Manager
7 140 (5.25%) Infrastructure Architect
8 124 (4.65%) Infrastructure Project Manager
9 117 (4.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 115 (4.32%) Data Centre Manager
11 110 (4.13%) Cisco Engineer
12 104 (3.90%) Data Centre Engineer
13 100 (3.75%) Solutions Architect
14 93 (3.49%) Cisco Network Engineer
15 79 (2.96%) Data Centre Project Manager
16 73 (2.74%) Technical Architect
17 71 (2.66%) Data Centre Architect
18 68 (2.55%) Security Engineer
19 66 (2.48%) Administrator
20 65 (2.44%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (2.93%) Middleware
2 44 (1.65%) .NET
3 40 (1.50%) Web Services
4 34 (1.28%) J2EE
5 29 (1.09%) 802.1X
6 19 (0.71%) XML
7 16 (0.60%) SOAP
8 15 (0.56%) CSS
9 13 (0.49%) AngularJS
9 13 (0.49%) JSON
9 13 (0.49%) Kafka
9 13 (0.49%) REST
10 12 (0.45%) RESTful
11 11 (0.41%) HTML
12 10 (0.38%) Spring
12 10 (0.38%) Struts
13 9 (0.34%) Elastic Stack
14 8 (0.30%) ISPF
14 8 (0.30%) JSP
14 8 (0.30%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 175 (6.57%) Analytical Skills
2 107 (4.02%) Management Information System
3 99 (3.71%) Private Cloud
4 72 (2.70%) Clustering
5 65 (2.44%) Computer Science
6 58 (2.18%) Mainframe
7 53 (1.99%) Replication
8 49 (1.84%) PKI
9 40 (1.50%) Driving Licence
10 34 (1.28%) EMC VNX
11 33 (1.24%) PMI
12 32 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
13 31 (1.16%) Hybrid Cloud
13 31 (1.16%) Virtual Team
13 31 (1.16%) VxBlock/Vblock
14 26 (0.98%) CMDB
15 23 (0.86%) EMC VMAX
16 20 (0.75%) Public Cloud
16 20 (0.75%) Video Conferencing
17 19 (0.71%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 631 (23.68%) Windows
2 437 (16.40%) Linux
3 254 (9.53%) Unix
4 232 (8.71%) Windows Server
5 126 (4.73%) Windows Server 2012
6 109 (4.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 104 (3.90%) Windows Server 2008
8 84 (3.15%) Solaris
9 82 (3.08%) AIX
10 56 (2.10%) Windows Server 2003
11 50 (1.88%) Windows 7
12 45 (1.69%) CentOS
12 45 (1.69%) Windows 10
13 29 (1.09%) HPUX
14 26 (0.98%) SUSE
15 17 (0.64%) Ubuntu
16 15 (0.56%) Android
17 13 (0.49%) VMS
18 11 (0.41%) Data ONTAP
19 9 (0.34%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 678 (25.44%) Migration
2 341 (12.80%) ITIL
3 300 (11.26%) Project Management
4 232 (8.71%) Agile Software Development
5 200 (7.50%) Stakeholder Management
6 196 (7.35%) PRINCE2
7 169 (6.34%) Network Design
8 165 (6.19%) DevOps
9 164 (6.15%) Change Management
10 159 (5.97%) Service Management
11 140 (5.25%) Disaster Recovery
12 125 (4.69%) High Availability
13 116 (4.35%) Load Balancing
14 95 (3.56%) Service Delivery
15 92 (3.45%) Configuration Management
15 92 (3.45%) Information Security
16 81 (3.04%) Risk Management
17 74 (2.78%) Incident Management
18 73 (2.74%) Scrum
19 71 (2.66%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 189 (7.09%) SQL
2 107 (4.02%) PowerShell
2 107 (4.02%) Python
3 105 (3.94%) Java
4 86 (3.23%) Perl
5 62 (2.33%) Bash Shell
6 50 (1.88%) C
7 37 (1.39%) JavaScript
8 32 (1.20%) Ruby
9 29 (1.09%) PHP
10 26 (0.98%) Shell Script
11 15 (0.56%) C++
12 14 (0.53%) C#
13 11 (0.41%) JCL
13 11 (0.41%) T-SQL
14 8 (0.30%) Korn
15 7 (0.26%) VBA
15 7 (0.26%) VBScript
16 6 (0.23%) R
16 6 (0.23%) VB
Qualifications
1 356 (13.36%) Security Cleared
2 307 (11.52%) Cisco Certification
3 304 (11.41%) SC Cleared
4 223 (8.37%) CCNP
5 175 (6.57%) Degree
6 125 (4.69%) CCNA
7 93 (3.49%) Microsoft Certification
8 87 (3.26%) CCIE
9 57 (2.14%) PMP
10 53 (1.99%) PMI Certification
11 51 (1.91%) MCSE
12 44 (1.65%) CISSP
13 42 (1.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 40 (1.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 39 (1.46%) DV Cleared
16 36 (1.35%) CCDP
17 33 (1.24%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 30 (1.13%) ITIL Certification
19 25 (0.94%) CCSA
20 18 (0.68%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (3.15%) SLA
2 75 (2.81%) PCI DSS
3 54 (2.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 43 (1.61%) QA
5 30 (1.13%) PMO
6 21 (0.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 19 (0.71%) Disclosure Scotland
8 8 (0.30%) HIPAA
9 6 (0.23%) Data Quality
9 6 (0.23%) PMBOK
10 5 (0.19%) GPG13
10 5 (0.19%) ISO22301
10 5 (0.19%) JSP 440
11 3 (0.11%) COBIT
11 3 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials
11 3 (0.11%) GDPR
12 2 (0.075%) GxP
13 1 (0.038%) COSO
13 1 (0.038%) GAAP
13 1 (0.038%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 375 (14.07%) VMware Infrastructure
2 314 (11.78%) Active Directory
3 91 (3.41%) Hyper-V
4 87 (3.26%) vSphere
5 48 (1.80%) XenApp
6 47 (1.76%) vCloud
7 46 (1.73%) Docker
8 44 (1.65%) VMware ESX
9 42 (1.58%) Virtual Machines
10 37 (1.39%) Virtual Servers
11 32 (1.20%) VMware ESXi
12 22 (0.83%) NFS
13 20 (0.75%) XenDesktop
14 19 (0.71%) Oracle RAC
15 14 (0.53%) Firmware
15 14 (0.53%) ProxySG
16 11 (0.41%) KVM
16 11 (0.41%) SRDF
17 10 (0.38%) Microsoft App-V
17 10 (0.38%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 103 (3.86%) Puppet
2 92 (3.45%) SCCM
3 56 (2.10%) Ansible
4 49 (1.84%) Opscode Chef
5 47 (1.76%) Nagios
6 37 (1.39%) SCOM
7 35 (1.31%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 34 (1.28%) vCenter Server
9 29 (1.09%) FortiGate
10 28 (1.05%) Tivoli
11 27 (1.01%) NetBackup
12 26 (0.98%) Cisco Prime
12 26 (0.98%) Kubernetes
13 24 (0.90%) vRealize
14 21 (0.79%) Microsoft Clustering
15 18 (0.68%) WSUS
16 15 (0.56%) Graphite
17 14 (0.53%) OpenView Configuration Management
17 14 (0.53%) OPNET
18 13 (0.49%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 701 (26.30%) Cisco
2 562 (21.09%) VMware
3 465 (17.45%) Microsoft
4 221 (8.29%) F5
5 219 (8.22%) HP
6 202 (7.58%) Citrix
7 191 (7.17%) Oracle
8 169 (6.34%) CheckPoint
9 154 (5.78%) IBM
10 138 (5.18%) Juniper
11 125 (4.69%) EMC
12 123 (4.62%) Red Hat
13 103 (3.86%) NetApp
14 95 (3.56%) Palo Alto
15 73 (2.74%) Dell
16 69 (2.59%) SolarWinds
17 65 (2.44%) Blue Coat
18 61 (2.29%) Brocade
19 59 (2.21%) Fortinet
20 51 (1.91%) Avaya
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