Period
to 21 February 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Data Centre in contract job vacancies advertised in Watford. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Data Centre over the 6 months to 21 February 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
Hertfordshire > Watford
6 months to
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 45 22 18
Rank change year-on-year -23 -4 +2
Contract jobs citing Data Centre 8 11 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 2.13% 4.95% 6.93%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.71% 16.18% 17.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 9
Watford median daily rate £250 £500 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -50.00% +17.65% -10.53%
Hertfordshire median daily rate £469 £338 £400
% change year-on-year +38.89% -15.63% -15.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Watford median hourly rate - - £34.09
Hertfordshire median hourly rate - - £12.50

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 advertised in Watford with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
Watford
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 140 68 80
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 37.23% 30.63% 39.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 37 43
Watford median daily rate £388 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.89% +9.09% +10.00%
10th Percentile £250 £124 £206
90th Percentile £488 £550 £490
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 5
Watford median hourly rate £32.00 £11.33 £32.73
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +182.44% -65.38% +161.84%
10th Percentile £21.60 £11.33 £17.64
90th Percentile £42.40 £12.21 £42.27
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £14.50 £13.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year +11.54% -39.53% +16.88%

Data Centre
Job Vacancy Trend in Watford

Job postings citing Data Centre as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Watford.

Job vacancy trend for Data Centre in Watford

Data Centre
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Watford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Data Centre in Watford.

Contractor daily rate trend for Data Centre in Watford

Data Centre
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Watford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Data Centre in Watford.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Data Centre in Watford

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 across the Watford region with a requirement for Data Centre.

1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (50.00%) VMware
1 4 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (25.00%) Capacity Management
2 2 (25.00%) Private Cloud
2 2 (25.00%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (25.00%) (ISC)2 CCSP
2 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Clustering
2 2 (25.00%) Creative Problem-Solving
2 2 (25.00%) VMware NSX
2 2 (25.00%) Information Security
2 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (25.00%) TOGAF
2 2 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (25.00%) Degree
2 2 (25.00%) WSUS
2 2 (25.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (25.00%) SQL
2 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (25.00%) SSL
2 2 (25.00%) SLA
2 2 (25.00%) CISM
2 2 (25.00%) Firewall
2 2 (25.00%) Risk Management
2 2 (25.00%) CCSP

Data Centre
Co-occurring IT Skills in Watford 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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) Firewall
1 2 (25.00%) SAN
1 2 (25.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Architect
2 2 (25.00%) Backup Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Backup Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Cloud Architect
2 2 (25.00%) Data Centre Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Data Centre Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Security Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Computer Science
1 2 (25.00%) Private Cloud
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (25.00%) Capacity Management
1 2 (25.00%) Creative Problem-Solving
1 2 (25.00%) Information Security
1 2 (25.00%) Risk Management
1 2 (25.00%) TOGAF
2 1 (12.50%) Migration
2 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
2 1 (12.50%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) (ISC)2 CCSP
1 2 (25.00%) BPSS Clearance
1 2 (25.00%) CCNA
1 2 (25.00%) CCSP
1 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (25.00%) CISM
1 2 (25.00%) CISSP
1 2 (25.00%) Citrix Certification
1 2 (25.00%) Degree
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
1 2 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (25.00%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Clustering
1 2 (25.00%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (25.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (50.00%) VMware
2 2 (25.00%) Citrix
2 2 (25.00%) CommVault
2 2 (25.00%) Dell
2 2 (25.00%) EMC
2 2 (25.00%) NetApp
2 2 (25.00%) Symantec