Period
to 14 December 2017

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 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
6 months to
14 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 104 73 68
Rank change year-on-year -31 -5 +1
Contract jobs citing Data Centre 2441 3223 3373
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.36% 3.13% 2.98%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 7.02% 9.54% 9.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1512 1909 1962
UK median daily rate £420 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.18% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £240 £275 £250
90th Percentile £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 99 89
UK median hourly rate £19.50 £23.75 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.89% -8.65% +8.33%
10th Percentile £12.80 £12.25 £12.00
90th Percentile £35.00 £55.00 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £24.00 £22.83
% change year-on-year -20.83% +5.12% +12.74%

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 34781 33799 37037
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.69% 32.80% 32.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 23166 22092 23593
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £238
90th Percentile £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +4.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 988 1196 1459
UK median hourly rate £21.74 £20.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.70% +2.56% +11.43%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.33 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £20.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year +7.32% +7.89% +8.57%

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 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 6 months to 14 December 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Data Centre in the UK

Data Centre
Top 17 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 2017. 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 -28 2291 £425 - 310
UK excluding London -34 1365 £400 - 161
London -20 1025 £450 -4.15% 163
South East -29 460 £425 - 48
North of England -30 295 £400 - 43
Midlands -3 256 £350 -9.68% 27
East of England -13 173 £378 +0.67% 21
West Midlands -11 166 £400 +6.67% 19
North West -39 149 £425 - 26
Yorkshire +2 115 £385 +10.00% 15
Scotland -59 93 £375 - 15
East Midlands +31 90 £320 -20.00% 7
South West -43 72 £425 +6.25% 7
North East +14 33 £315 -10.00% 2
Wales +15 23 £279 -41.25% 1
Northern Ireland -45 1 - -
Channel Islands - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 14 December 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.

1 657 (26.92%) Migration
2 641 (26.26%) Windows
3 580 (23.76%) Cisco
4 492 (20.16%) VMware
5 466 (19.09%) Firewall
6 449 (18.39%) Linux
7 427 (17.49%) Finance
8 422 (17.29%) Microsoft
9 418 (17.12%) WAN
10 350 (14.34%) LAN
11 324 (13.27%) ITIL
11 324 (13.27%) Windows Server
12 321 (13.15%) Security Cleared
13 316 (12.95%) Active Directory
14 290 (11.88%) VMware Infrastructure
15 274 (11.22%) Microsoft Azure
16 265 (10.86%) Cisco Certification
17 261 (10.69%) Agile Software Development
18 255 (10.45%) SC Cleared
19 253 (10.36%) Amazon AWS
20 252 (10.32%) DNS
21 242 (9.91%) SAN
22 228 (9.34%) Project Management
23 206 (8.44%) Citrix
24 200 (8.19%) Unix
25 186 (7.62%) PRINCE2
26 184 (7.54%) DevOps
27 181 (7.41%) TCP/IP
28 178 (7.29%) Oracle
29 177 (7.25%) CCNP

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 94 (3.85%) MS Exchange
2 74 (3.03%) Apache
3 70 (2.87%) Tomcat
4 60 (2.46%) IIS
5 58 (2.38%) SharePoint
6 53 (2.17%) OpenStack
7 34 (1.39%) WebLogic
8 31 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2010
9 30 (1.23%) JBoss
10 24 (0.98%) Skype for Business
11 23 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2013
12 22 (0.90%) Elasticsearch
13 20 (0.82%) iPlanet
13 20 (0.82%) Oracle Application Server
14 19 (0.78%) SAS
15 18 (0.74%) nginx
15 18 (0.74%) WebSphere
16 12 (0.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 12 (0.49%) CMS
16 12 (0.49%) Confluence
Applications
1 72 (2.95%) Microsoft Office
2 55 (2.25%) Microsoft Excel
3 48 (1.97%) MS Visio
4 44 (1.80%) Microsoft Project
5 25 (1.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 7 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (0.37%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 8 (0.33%) Oracle Applications
3 6 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.12%) Oracle EBS R12
5 3 (0.12%) Payment Gateway
6 2 (0.082%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.082%) Maximo
6 2 (0.082%) Sprinklr
6 2 (0.082%) WebTrends
7 1 (0.041%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.041%) Infor M3
7 1 (0.041%) ION MarketView
7 1 (0.041%) MetaTrader
7 1 (0.041%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 274 (11.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 253 (10.36%) Amazon AWS
3 133 (5.45%) Office 365
4 84 (3.44%) PaaS
5 83 (3.40%) IaaS
6 51 (2.09%) SaaS
7 47 (1.93%) Cloud Computing
8 21 (0.86%) GitHub
9 19 (0.78%) AWS CloudFormation
9 19 (0.78%) Azure Active Directory
10 7 (0.29%) OpenShift
11 6 (0.25%) Akamai
11 6 (0.25%) Amazon ELB
12 5 (0.20%) Google Cloud Platform
12 5 (0.20%) IBM Cloud
12 5 (0.20%) Mimecast
12 5 (0.20%) OneDrive
13 4 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
13 4 (0.16%) Amazon EMR
13 4 (0.16%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 466 (19.09%) Firewall
2 418 (17.12%) WAN
3 350 (14.34%) LAN
4 252 (10.32%) DNS
5 242 (9.91%) SAN
6 181 (7.41%) TCP/IP
7 174 (7.13%) Wireless
8 167 (6.84%) VPN
9 163 (6.68%) Network Security
10 159 (6.51%) Cisco Nexus
11 128 (5.24%) BGP
11 128 (5.24%) Cisco ASA
11 128 (5.24%) MPLS
12 112 (4.59%) DHCP
13 105 (4.30%) OSPF
14 98 (4.01%) Internet
15 88 (3.61%) IPsec
16 82 (3.36%) VoIP
17 74 (3.03%) SSL
18 72 (2.95%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 118 (4.83%) SQL Server
2 47 (1.93%) Hadoop
3 44 (1.80%) Big Data
4 38 (1.56%) Oracle Database
5 34 (1.39%) Relational Database
6 29 (1.19%) MongoDB
7 25 (1.02%) Oracle Reports
7 25 (1.02%) PostgreSQL
8 24 (0.98%) MySQL
8 24 (0.98%) RDBMS
9 19 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
10 17 (0.70%) NoSQL
11 16 (0.66%) SQL Server 2012
12 12 (0.49%) Oracle Exadata
13 11 (0.45%) DB2
13 11 (0.45%) Oracle Database 12c
14 10 (0.41%) SQL Server 2008
14 10 (0.41%) SQL Server 2016
15 9 (0.37%) Oracle BI EE
15 9 (0.37%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 74 (3.03%) Jenkins
2 62 (2.54%) Git (software)
3 46 (1.88%) JIRA
4 14 (0.57%) Vagrant
5 13 (0.53%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 11 (0.45%) TeamCity
7 10 (0.41%) Zephyr
8 8 (0.33%) Ant
8 8 (0.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 8 (0.33%) Octopus Deploy
8 8 (0.33%) Oracle Forms
9 6 (0.25%) Bitbucket
9 6 (0.25%) Team Foundation Server
10 5 (0.20%) GoCD
10 5 (0.20%) NeoLoad
10 5 (0.20%) Sonatype Nexus
11 4 (0.16%) Artifactory
11 4 (0.16%) Visual Studio
12 3 (0.12%) Oracle APEX
12 3 (0.12%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 427 (17.49%) Finance
2 160 (6.55%) Banking
3 139 (5.69%) Telecoms
4 97 (3.97%) Law
5 51 (2.09%) Retail
6 32 (1.31%) Legal
7 29 (1.19%) Investment Banking
8 28 (1.15%) Manufacturing
9 21 (0.86%) Automotive
10 19 (0.78%) Financial Institution
10 19 (0.78%) Marketing
11 15 (0.61%) French Language
12 12 (0.49%) German Language
13 11 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
14 10 (0.41%) Publishing
15 8 (0.33%) Advertising
16 7 (0.29%) Back Office
17 6 (0.25%) Billing
17 6 (0.25%) Electronics
17 6 (0.25%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 381 (15.61%) Architect
2 295 (12.09%) Network Engineer
3 273 (11.18%) Project Manager
4 192 (7.87%) Analyst
5 154 (6.31%) Consultant
6 153 (6.27%) Infrastructure Manager
7 147 (6.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 114 (4.67%) Cisco Engineer
8 114 (4.67%) Data Centre Engineer
9 102 (4.18%) Data Centre Manager
10 100 (4.10%) Infrastructure Project Manager
11 97 (3.97%) Infrastructure Architect
12 94 (3.85%) Cisco Network Engineer
13 89 (3.65%) Administrator
14 83 (3.40%) DevOps Engineer
15 79 (3.24%) Cloud Engineer
16 71 (2.91%) Network Architect
17 66 (2.70%) IT Manager
18 65 (2.66%) Systems Engineer
19 62 (2.54%) Cloud Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (1.84%) Middleware
2 44 (1.80%) Web Services
3 29 (1.19%) JSON
4 28 (1.15%) .NET
5 25 (1.02%) REST
6 17 (0.70%) J2EE
7 14 (0.57%) Kafka
8 11 (0.45%) 802.1X
9 10 (0.41%) LAPP Stack
9 10 (0.41%) Sensu
9 10 (0.41%) XML
10 8 (0.33%) Node.js
10 8 (0.33%) SAML
10 8 (0.33%) SOAP
10 8 (0.33%) XMPP
11 7 (0.29%) Elastic Stack
12 6 (0.25%) RabbitMQ
13 5 (0.20%) LEMP Stack
13 5 (0.20%) RESTful
13 5 (0.20%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 125 (5.12%) Analytical Skills
2 107 (4.38%) Clustering
3 85 (3.48%) Management Information System
4 69 (2.83%) PKI
5 64 (2.62%) Private Cloud
6 62 (2.54%) Public Cloud
7 60 (2.46%) Replication
8 51 (2.09%) Computer Science
9 43 (1.76%) Hybrid Cloud
10 33 (1.35%) Fat Client
10 33 (1.35%) Thin Client
11 29 (1.19%) Virtual Team
12 28 (1.15%) EMC VNX
13 19 (0.78%) Blackberry
14 18 (0.74%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 18 (0.74%) VxBlock/Vblock
15 17 (0.70%) Mainframe
16 16 (0.66%) CMDB
16 16 (0.66%) EMC VMAX
16 16 (0.66%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 641 (26.26%) Windows
2 449 (18.39%) Linux
3 324 (13.27%) Windows Server
4 200 (8.19%) Unix
5 143 (5.86%) Windows Server 2012
6 103 (4.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 100 (4.10%) Windows Server 2008
8 98 (4.01%) AIX
9 96 (3.93%) Solaris
10 82 (3.36%) Windows Server 2003
11 46 (1.88%) Windows 7
12 37 (1.52%) HPUX
13 34 (1.39%) Windows 10
14 33 (1.35%) SUSE
15 25 (1.02%) CentOS
16 15 (0.61%) Ubuntu
17 14 (0.57%) VMS
17 14 (0.57%) Windows 8
18 9 (0.37%) Apple iOS
18 9 (0.37%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 657 (26.92%) Migration
2 324 (13.27%) ITIL
3 261 (10.69%) Agile Software Development
4 228 (9.34%) Project Management
5 186 (7.62%) PRINCE2
6 184 (7.54%) DevOps
7 154 (6.31%) Stakeholder Management
8 149 (6.10%) High Availability
9 138 (5.65%) Change Management
10 129 (5.28%) Network Design
11 126 (5.16%) Programme Delivery
12 121 (4.96%) Disaster Recovery
12 121 (4.96%) Load Balancing
13 85 (3.48%) Configuration Management
14 83 (3.40%) Incident Management
15 82 (3.36%) Service Delivery
16 81 (3.32%) Service Management
17 77 (3.15%) Information Security
18 64 (2.62%) Cybersecurity
18 64 (2.62%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 163 (6.68%) PowerShell
2 142 (5.82%) Python
3 124 (5.08%) SQL
4 101 (4.14%) Bash Shell
5 98 (4.01%) Perl
6 68 (2.79%) Java
7 43 (1.76%) Korn
8 41 (1.68%) Shell Script
9 36 (1.47%) Ruby
10 29 (1.19%) C-shell
11 23 (0.94%) C
12 19 (0.78%) JavaScript
13 15 (0.61%) Go
14 11 (0.45%) C#
14 11 (0.45%) PHP
15 9 (0.37%) T-SQL
16 8 (0.33%) VBScript
17 4 (0.16%) PL/SQL
17 4 (0.16%) R
18 3 (0.12%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 321 (13.15%) Security Cleared
2 265 (10.86%) Cisco Certification
3 255 (10.45%) SC Cleared
4 177 (7.25%) CCNP
5 124 (5.08%) Degree
6 103 (4.22%) CCNA
7 98 (4.01%) CCIE
8 84 (3.44%) Microsoft Certification
9 70 (2.87%) MCSE
10 51 (2.09%) CISSP
11 45 (1.84%) PMI Certification
11 45 (1.84%) PMP
12 38 (1.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 36 (1.47%) DV Cleared
14 32 (1.31%) ITIL Certification
15 29 (1.19%) CISM
16 27 (1.11%) MCSA
17 25 (1.02%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
18 23 (0.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
19 21 (0.86%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (2.66%) SLA
2 62 (2.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 50 (2.05%) PCI DSS
3 50 (2.05%) QA
4 31 (1.27%) PMO
5 20 (0.82%) GDPR
6 13 (0.53%) Disclosure Scotland
7 12 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 9 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 8 (0.33%) COBIT
10 7 (0.29%) NIST 800
11 6 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials
11 6 (0.25%) Data Quality
12 5 (0.20%) HMG Infosec
13 3 (0.12%) AS 2805
13 3 (0.12%) GCP
13 3 (0.12%) HIPAA
13 3 (0.12%) ISO 22301
13 3 (0.12%) ISO 8583
13 3 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 15288
System Software
1 316 (12.95%) Active Directory
2 290 (11.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 120 (4.92%) Hyper-V
4 77 (3.15%) vSphere
5 73 (2.99%) VMware ESXi
6 49 (2.01%) Docker
7 43 (1.76%) VMware NSX
8 39 (1.60%) Virtual Servers
9 38 (1.56%) Samba
10 35 (1.43%) XenApp
11 28 (1.15%) Virtual Machines
12 26 (1.07%) Microsoft App-V
13 24 (0.98%) NFS
14 22 (0.90%) vCloud
15 21 (0.86%) Oracle RAC
16 18 (0.74%) KVM
16 18 (0.74%) XenDesktop
17 15 (0.61%) Terminal Services
17 15 (0.61%) XenServer
18 13 (0.53%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 88 (3.61%) Puppet
2 80 (3.28%) SCCM
3 72 (2.95%) Ansible
4 51 (2.09%) Opscode Chef
5 46 (1.88%) vCenter Server
6 40 (1.64%) SCOM
7 35 (1.43%) Terraform
8 33 (1.35%) FortiGate
9 30 (1.23%) Nagios
10 25 (1.02%) Kubernetes
11 23 (0.94%) NetBackup
11 23 (0.94%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 22 (0.90%) Cisco Prime
12 22 (0.90%) vRealize
13 20 (0.82%) Microsoft Clustering
14 18 (0.74%) EMC NetWorker
14 18 (0.74%) Norton AntiVirus
15 17 (0.70%) Tivoli
15 17 (0.70%) WSUS
16 16 (0.66%) EMC VPLEX
Vendors
1 580 (23.76%) Cisco
2 492 (20.16%) VMware
3 422 (17.29%) Microsoft
4 206 (8.44%) Citrix
5 178 (7.29%) Oracle
6 175 (7.17%) HP
7 156 (6.39%) F5
8 144 (5.90%) CheckPoint
9 132 (5.41%) Red Hat
10 100 (4.10%) IBM
11 99 (4.06%) EMC
12 98 (4.01%) Juniper
13 85 (3.48%) NetApp
14 83 (3.40%) Fortinet
15 63 (2.58%) Dell
16 60 (2.46%) Palo Alto
17 56 (2.29%) SolarWinds
18 54 (2.21%) Symantec
19 45 (1.84%) Brocade
20 43 (1.76%) 3PAR