Period
to 14 December 2017

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 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
Hertfordshire > Watford
6 months to
14 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 38 25 9
Rank change year-on-year -13 -16 +19
Contract jobs citing Data Centre 11 16 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 2.57% 5.48% 13.06%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 8.09% 16.67% 28.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 22
Watford median daily rate £250 £389 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -35.69% -8.53% +100.00%
Hertfordshire median daily rate £336 £375 £425
% change year-on-year -10.33% -11.76% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Watford median hourly rate - - £34.09
Hertfordshire median hourly rate - - £21.53

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 136 96 111
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 31.78% 32.88% 45.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 48 64
Watford median daily rate £388 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.82% +2.41% +10.67%
10th Percentile £200 £105 £206
90th Percentile £575 £538 £459
Hertfordshire median daily rate £375 £388 £400
% change year-on-year -3.23% -3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 6
Watford median hourly rate £19.00 £11.69 £27.73
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +62.53% -57.84% +121.84%
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £16.81 £15.10 £21.50
% change year-on-year +11.29% -29.77% +43.33%

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 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 across the Watford region with a requirement for Data Centre.

1 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
1 5 (45.45%) VMware
1 5 (45.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (36.36%) SQL
2 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
2 4 (36.36%) SAN
3 3 (27.27%) CommVault
3 3 (27.27%) NetApp
3 3 (27.27%) Symantec
3 3 (27.27%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (27.27%) SSL
3 3 (27.27%) SLA
3 3 (27.27%) Dell
3 3 (27.27%) EMC
3 3 (27.27%) Citrix
3 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (27.27%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (27.27%) Degree
3 3 (27.27%) WSUS
3 3 (27.27%) Computer Science
3 3 (27.27%) Capacity Management
3 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (18.18%) Creative Problem-Solving
4 2 (18.18%) (ISC)2 CCSP
4 2 (18.18%) Private Cloud
4 2 (18.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (18.18%) SC Cleared
4 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
4 2 (18.18%) Citrix Certification

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 3 (27.27%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (36.36%) SAN
2 3 (27.27%) SSL
3 2 (18.18%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Data Centre Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Data Centre Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Architect
3 2 (18.18%) Backup Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Backup Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Cloud Architect
3 2 (18.18%) Security Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Project Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Storage Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Virtualisation Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Computer Science
2 2 (18.18%) Private Cloud
3 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Windows
1 1 (9.09%) Windows Server
1 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) Capacity Management
2 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (18.18%) Creative Problem-Solving
2 2 (18.18%) Information Security
2 2 (18.18%) Project Management
2 2 (18.18%) Risk Management
2 2 (18.18%) TOGAF
3 1 (9.09%) Data Security
3 1 (9.09%) Incident Management
3 1 (9.09%) Migration
3 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2
3 1 (9.09%) Translating Business Requirements
3 1 (9.09%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) SQL
2 1 (9.09%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) Degree
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (18.18%) (ISC)2 CCSP
2 2 (18.18%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (18.18%) CCNA
2 2 (18.18%) CCSP
2 2 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (18.18%) CISM
2 2 (18.18%) CISSP
2 2 (18.18%) Citrix Certification
2 2 (18.18%) SC Cleared
2 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 2 (18.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (9.09%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (9.09%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) SLA
2 2 (18.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (45.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (18.18%) VMware NSX
3 1 (9.09%) Hyper-V
3 1 (9.09%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (9.09%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Clustering
1 3 (27.27%) Norton AntiVirus
1 3 (27.27%) WSUS
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
1 5 (45.45%) VMware
2 3 (27.27%) Citrix
2 3 (27.27%) CommVault
2 3 (27.27%) Dell
2 3 (27.27%) EMC
2 3 (27.27%) NetApp
2 3 (27.27%) Symantec
3 1 (9.09%) 3PAR
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco