Period
to 18 September 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Data Centre in contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Data Centre over the 6 months to 18 September 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
18 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 74 52 44
Rank change year-on-year -22 -8 +25
Contract jobs citing Data Centre 148 157 233
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.89% 3.51% 3.80%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 10.14% 12.14% 13.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 110 130
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £413 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +11.49% -7.50%
10th Percentile £313 £263 £250
90th Percentile £550 £488 £550
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 16 1
West Midlands median hourly rate £19.25 £14.93 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.96% -0.48% -16.67%
England median hourly rate £27.94 £16.00 £23.88
% change year-on-year +74.63% -32.98% +6.11%

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 the West Midlands with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 1,460 1,293 1,723
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 28.52% 28.89% 28.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 835 789 1,031
West Midlands median daily rate £413 £388 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.45% - +8.89%
10th Percentile £235 £222 £213
90th Percentile £550 £500 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 81 69
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £16.41 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.38% +9.37% -13.29%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.15 £10.75
90th Percentile £28.25 £37.50 £32.11
England median hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +8.80% - +11.11%

Data Centre
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Data Centre as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Data Centre in the West Midlands

Data Centre
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Data Centre in the West Midlands

Data Centre
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Data Centre in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 18 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Data Centre in the West Midlands

Data Centre
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Data Centre in the West Midlands

Data Centre
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Data Centre in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 18 September 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Data Centre in the West Midlands

Data Centre
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 6 months to 18 September 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
Birmingham -21 35 £400 +4.92% 16
Shropshire -34 28 £530 +24.71% 2
Coventry -6 21 £450 +5.88% 6
Warwickshire +12 17 £463 +48.00% 4
Solihull 0 12 - - 4
Worcestershire -7 7 - -
Staffordshire -8 5 £376 -7.38% 7
Herefordshire -1 4 £323 -0.77%
Dudley +6 3 - -
Walsall -1 2 - -
Data Centre
England

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Data Centre.

1 53 (35.81%) Windows
2 43 (29.05%) Cisco
2 43 (29.05%) Migration
2 43 (29.05%) VMware
3 39 (26.35%) ITIL
4 38 (25.68%) Microsoft
5 34 (22.97%) Microsoft Azure
6 33 (22.30%) Windows Server
7 31 (20.95%) Amazon AWS
8 30 (20.27%) VMware Infrastructure
9 28 (18.92%) Active Directory
9 28 (18.92%) Firewall
10 25 (16.89%) Security Cleared
11 24 (16.22%) WAN
12 23 (15.54%) Oracle
12 23 (15.54%) CheckPoint
12 23 (15.54%) McAfee
13 22 (14.86%) Fortinet
14 21 (14.19%) Network Design
14 21 (14.19%) VPN
15 20 (13.51%) SC Cleared
16 19 (12.84%) Cisco ASA
16 19 (12.84%) Project Management
16 19 (12.84%) Wireless
17 18 (12.16%) Nokia
17 18 (12.16%) WAN Optimisation
17 18 (12.16%) FortiGate
18 17 (11.49%) Aruba
18 17 (11.49%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 16 (10.81%) VMware ESXi

Data Centre
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 16 (10.81%) MS Exchange
2 10 (6.76%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (2.70%) OpenStack
4 3 (2.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (2.03%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (1.35%) Apache
5 2 (1.35%) CMS
5 2 (1.35%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.35%) Skype for Business
5 2 (1.35%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.35%) WebSphere
Applications
1 12 (8.11%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.35%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (1.35%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.35%) ENOVIA
1 2 (1.35%) Remedy ITSM
1 2 (1.35%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 34 (22.97%) Microsoft Azure
2 31 (20.95%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (9.46%) Office 365
4 5 (3.38%) IaaS
4 5 (3.38%) PaaS
4 5 (3.38%) SaaS
5 4 (2.70%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (1.35%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (0.68%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.68%) G Suite
7 1 (0.68%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 28 (18.92%) Firewall
2 24 (16.22%) WAN
3 21 (14.19%) VPN
4 19 (12.84%) Cisco ASA
4 19 (12.84%) Wireless
5 11 (7.43%) SNMP
6 10 (6.76%) DNS
7 7 (4.73%) DMARC
7 7 (4.73%) TCP/IP
7 7 (4.73%) VSAN
8 6 (4.05%) DHCP
8 6 (4.05%) SMTP
9 5 (3.38%) LAN
9 5 (3.38%) SAN
9 5 (3.38%) Unified Communications
10 4 (2.70%) OpenFlow
10 4 (2.70%) VoIP
11 3 (2.03%) SSL
12 2 (1.35%) Kerberos
12 2 (1.35%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.70%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.35%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (1.35%) SAP HANA
2 2 (1.35%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.68%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 5 (3.38%) JIRA
1 5 (3.38%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.35%) Ant
General
1 11 (7.43%) Finance
2 9 (6.08%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.70%) Retail
4 2 (1.35%) Automotive
5 1 (0.68%) Legal
5 1 (0.68%) Local Government
5 1 (0.68%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 26 (17.57%) Network Engineer
2 21 (14.19%) Analyst
2 21 (14.19%) Architect
3 19 (12.84%) Project Manager
4 18 (12.16%) Design Engineer
4 18 (12.16%) Implementation Engineer
4 18 (12.16%) Network Design Engineer
4 18 (12.16%) Network Implementation Engineer
5 15 (10.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 12 (8.11%) Data Centre Analyst
6 12 (8.11%) Solutions Architect
7 9 (6.08%) Cisco Engineer
7 9 (6.08%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 9 (6.08%) Consultant
8 8 (5.41%) Cisco Design Engineer
8 8 (5.41%) Cisco Network Design Engineer
8 8 (5.41%) Cloud Engineer
8 8 (5.41%) Firewall Engineer
8 8 (5.41%) Infrastructure Manager
8 8 (5.41%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.70%) OpenDaylight
1 4 (2.70%) WAP
2 3 (2.03%) Web Services
3 2 (1.35%) .NET
3 2 (1.35%) Java EE
3 2 (1.35%) LDAP
3 2 (1.35%) Middleware
3 2 (1.35%) OAuth
3 2 (1.35%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.43%) Fat Client
1 11 (7.43%) Thin Client
2 7 (4.73%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (4.05%) Private Cloud
4 4 (2.70%) Clustering
4 4 (2.70%) Hybrid Cloud
5 3 (2.03%) Blackberry
5 3 (2.03%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.35%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.35%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.35%) PKI
6 2 (1.35%) User Experience
6 2 (1.35%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.68%) CCTV
7 1 (0.68%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.68%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.68%) FMCG
7 1 (0.68%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.68%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 53 (35.81%) Windows
2 33 (22.30%) Windows Server
3 15 (10.14%) Linux
4 12 (8.11%) Windows 7
5 11 (7.43%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (6.08%) Windows 10
7 8 (5.41%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (4.05%) Solaris
8 6 (4.05%) Unix
9 4 (2.70%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (1.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (1.35%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.68%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (29.05%) Migration
2 39 (26.35%) ITIL
3 21 (14.19%) Network Design
4 19 (12.84%) Project Management
5 18 (12.16%) WAN Optimisation
6 17 (11.49%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 11 (7.43%) Integration Testing
7 11 (7.43%) Line Management
8 10 (6.76%) PRINCE2
9 9 (6.08%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (6.08%) Coaching
9 9 (6.08%) Data Centre Operations
9 9 (6.08%) Stakeholder Management
9 9 (6.08%) Use Case
10 8 (5.41%) Capacity Planning
10 8 (5.41%) Network Management
10 8 (5.41%) Service Delivery
10 8 (5.41%) Service Management
11 7 (4.73%) Asset Management
11 7 (4.73%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (6.76%) SQL
2 6 (4.05%) PowerShell
3 4 (2.70%) Java
4 2 (1.35%) VB
4 2 (1.35%) VBScript
5 1 (0.68%) C
Qualifications
1 25 (16.89%) Security Cleared
2 20 (13.51%) SC Cleared
3 15 (10.14%) Microsoft Certification
4 13 (8.78%) Cisco Certification
4 13 (8.78%) MCSE
5 11 (7.43%) CCNP
6 6 (4.05%) CCIE
6 6 (4.05%) CCNA
7 5 (3.38%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (2.70%) Degree
8 4 (2.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 4 (2.70%) MCP
9 3 (2.03%) DV Cleared
9 3 (2.03%) RHCE
9 3 (2.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (1.35%) CISA
10 2 (1.35%) CISM
10 2 (1.35%) ISEB
10 2 (1.35%) ISEB Practitioner
11 1 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.03%) GDPR
1 3 (2.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (2.03%) PMO
2 2 (1.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.68%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.68%) SLA
System Software
1 30 (20.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 28 (18.92%) Active Directory
3 16 (10.81%) VMware ESXi
4 13 (8.78%) VMware NSX
5 12 (8.11%) Hyper-V
5 12 (8.11%) vSphere
6 9 (6.08%) Microsoft App-V
6 9 (6.08%) XenApp
7 8 (5.41%) VMware Workstation
8 6 (4.05%) Virtual Machines
9 5 (3.38%) Terminal Services
10 4 (2.70%) NFS
10 4 (2.70%) Virtual Servers
10 4 (2.70%) XenDesktop
11 3 (2.03%) VMware Server
12 2 (1.35%) DFS Replication
12 2 (1.35%) vCloud
12 2 (1.35%) Virtual Desktop
13 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 18 (12.16%) FortiGate
2 10 (6.76%) SCCM
3 9 (6.08%) WSUS
4 8 (5.41%) vRealize
5 5 (3.38%) SafeCom
6 4 (2.70%) Microsoft Clustering
7 3 (2.03%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (2.03%) SCOM
7 3 (2.03%) vCenter Server
8 2 (1.35%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 2 (1.35%) SCDPM
8 2 (1.35%) SCSM
8 2 (1.35%) SCVMM
9 1 (0.68%) Failover Clustering
9 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Intune
9 1 (0.68%) Netcool
9 1 (0.68%) Netcool/OMNIbus
9 1 (0.68%) Opsview
9 1 (0.68%) SCOrch
9 1 (0.68%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 43 (29.05%) Cisco
1 43 (29.05%) VMware
2 38 (25.68%) Microsoft
3 23 (15.54%) CheckPoint
3 23 (15.54%) McAfee
3 23 (15.54%) Oracle
4 22 (14.86%) Fortinet
5 18 (12.16%) Nokia
6 17 (11.49%) Aruba
7 13 (8.78%) HP
8 11 (7.43%) Citrix
8 11 (7.43%) NetApp
9 8 (5.41%) Dell
10 7 (4.73%) Wyse
11 6 (4.05%) BMC
11 6 (4.05%) Sun
12 5 (3.38%) Compaq
12 5 (3.38%) IBM
12 5 (3.38%) Juniper
12 5 (3.38%) PlateSpin