Period
to 16 December 2017

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 16 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
16 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 53 41 65
Rank change year-on-year -12 +24 -19
Contract jobs citing Data Centre 165 239 128
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.43% 4.06% 2.54%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 12.03% 14.65% 9.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 144 110
West Midlands median daily rate £390 £375 £451
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% -16.80% +20.20%
10th Percentile £196 £270 £250
90th Percentile £500 £500 £700
England median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 2 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £20.00 £13.17 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +51.89% - -
England median hourly rate £18.75 £23.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -18.48% -8.00% +16.28%

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 1372 1631 1399
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 28.51% 27.71% 27.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 892 990 831
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £390 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +7.59% +3.57%
10th Percentile £220 £213 £204
90th Percentile £530 £541 £518
England median daily rate £450 £426 £425
% change year-on-year +5.59% +0.29% +5.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 76 110
West Midlands median hourly rate £21.24 £16.75 £17.05
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.81% -1.76% -12.56%
10th Percentile £10.42 £11.29 £10.96
90th Percentile £36.50 £44.00 £43.75
England median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £19.06
% change year-on-year +7.50% +4.96% +8.89%

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 16 December 2017.

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 16 December 2017.

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 16 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
Birmingham -33 41 £350 -12.50% 8
Shropshire +1 24 £433 +35.16% 4
Warwickshire +2 19 £413 -4.07% 1
Worcestershire +13 12 £208 -36.15% 2
Solihull -2 12 - - 2
Coventry -3 11 £438 +1.74% 2
Wolverhampton - 8 £113 - 1
Dudley - 7 £260 -
Staffordshire +5 5 £250 -23.08%
West Bromwich +5 2 £175 -46.97%
Walsall +1 2 - -
Data Centre
England

For the 6 months to 16 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Data Centre.

1 60 (36.36%) Cisco
2 48 (29.09%) VMware
3 44 (26.67%) Firewall
4 43 (26.06%) Windows
5 40 (24.24%) Migration
6 39 (23.64%) VPN
7 32 (19.39%) WAN
8 30 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
9 28 (16.97%) Fortinet
10 27 (16.36%) McAfee
11 26 (15.76%) Microsoft Azure
12 25 (15.15%) CheckPoint
13 24 (14.55%) Microsoft
13 24 (14.55%) LAN
13 24 (14.55%) Wireless
14 23 (13.94%) Oracle
15 22 (13.33%) ITIL
15 22 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
15 22 (13.33%) Network Design
16 21 (12.73%) Amazon AWS
17 20 (12.12%) Cisco ASA
17 20 (12.12%) Windows Server
17 20 (12.12%) Active Directory
18 19 (11.52%) Finance
19 18 (10.91%) NetApp
19 18 (10.91%) Nokia
19 18 (10.91%) FortiGate
20 17 (10.30%) WAN Optimisation
20 17 (10.30%) Agile Software Development
21 16 (9.70%) MS Exchange

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 (9.70%) MS Exchange
2 9 (5.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 6 (3.64%) IIS
4 5 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (3.03%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.82%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (1.21%) Apache Spark
6 2 (1.21%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (1.21%) IBM Notes
6 2 (1.21%) Oracle Workflow
6 2 (1.21%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.61%) Apache
7 1 (0.61%) Jetty
7 1 (0.61%) Mongrel
7 1 (0.61%) nginx
7 1 (0.61%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.61%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.61%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.61%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (1.82%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (1.21%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (2.42%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.21%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (1.21%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 26 (15.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (12.73%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (6.67%) Office 365
4 4 (2.42%) IaaS
4 4 (2.42%) PaaS
5 2 (1.21%) SaaS
6 1 (0.61%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.61%) Google App Engine
6 1 (0.61%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.61%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 44 (26.67%) Firewall
2 39 (23.64%) VPN
3 32 (19.39%) WAN
4 24 (14.55%) LAN
4 24 (14.55%) Wireless
5 20 (12.12%) Cisco ASA
6 13 (7.88%) MPLS
7 11 (6.67%) Cisco Nexus
8 10 (6.06%) SAN
9 9 (5.45%) IOS XR
9 9 (5.45%) NX-OS
10 8 (4.85%) Cisco IOS
10 8 (4.85%) VoIP
11 6 (3.64%) DHCP
12 5 (3.03%) DNS
12 5 (3.03%) WLAN
13 4 (2.42%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 4 (2.42%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 4 (2.42%) Internet
14 3 (1.82%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.24%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.42%) Oracle BI EE
2 4 (2.42%) SQL Server 2014
3 3 (1.82%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (1.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (1.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (1.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.21%) Big Data
4 2 (1.21%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.61%) Oracle ODI
5 1 (0.61%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.61%) SAP HANA
5 1 (0.61%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (1.21%) Visual Studio Team System
2 1 (0.61%) Ant
2 1 (0.61%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.61%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.61%) Maven
2 1 (0.61%) Mercurial
2 1 (0.61%) MSBuild
2 1 (0.61%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (0.61%) Subversion
2 1 (0.61%) TeamCity
General
1 19 (11.52%) Finance
2 10 (6.06%) Telecoms
3 7 (4.24%) Automotive
3 7 (4.24%) Banking
3 7 (4.24%) Retail
4 5 (3.03%) Marketing
5 4 (2.42%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 45 (27.27%) Network Engineer
2 20 (12.12%) Cisco Engineer
3 18 (10.91%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 18 (10.91%) Implementation Engineer
3 18 (10.91%) Network Implementation Engineer
4 17 (10.30%) Architect
5 14 (8.48%) Analyst
6 12 (7.27%) Design Engineer
6 12 (7.27%) Firewall Engineer
6 12 (7.27%) Network Design Engineer
6 12 (7.27%) Project Manager
7 11 (6.67%) Cisco Design Engineer
7 11 (6.67%) Cloud Engineer
8 10 (6.06%) Infrastructure Manager
8 10 (6.06%) IT Manager
9 9 (5.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 7 (4.24%) 3rd Line Support
10 7 (4.24%) Consultant
10 7 (4.24%) Data Centre Analyst
10 7 (4.24%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.82%) JSON
2 2 (1.21%) .NET
2 2 (1.21%) .NET Framework
3 1 (0.61%) JRuby
3 1 (0.61%) SAP ALE
3 1 (0.61%) SAP Fiori
3 1 (0.61%) Servlets
3 1 (0.61%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
1 10 (6.06%) Fat Client
1 10 (6.06%) Thin Client
2 9 (5.45%) Management Information System
3 8 (4.85%) Blackberry
4 4 (2.42%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.21%) Algorithms
5 2 (1.21%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (1.21%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.61%) Clustering
6 1 (0.61%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.61%) HP Storage
6 1 (0.61%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (0.61%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.61%) PKI
6 1 (0.61%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 43 (26.06%) Windows
2 20 (12.12%) Windows Server
3 12 (7.27%) Linux
4 9 (5.45%) Unix
5 6 (3.64%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (3.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (1.82%) Windows 10
7 3 (1.82%) Windows 7
7 3 (1.82%) Windows XP
8 2 (1.21%) AIX
8 2 (1.21%) Debian
8 2 (1.21%) Ubuntu
8 2 (1.21%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.61%) Android
9 1 (0.61%) CentOS
9 1 (0.61%) Fedora
9 1 (0.61%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.61%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (24.24%) Migration
2 22 (13.33%) ITIL
2 22 (13.33%) Network Design
3 17 (10.30%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (10.30%) WAN Optimisation
4 15 (9.09%) Service Delivery
5 13 (7.88%) Mobile Device Management
5 13 (7.88%) Stakeholder Management
6 10 (6.06%) Change Control
6 10 (6.06%) Workflow
7 9 (5.45%) Project Management
8 8 (4.85%) Change Management
8 8 (4.85%) Customer Engagement
8 8 (4.85%) Data Centre Operations
8 8 (4.85%) Incident Management
8 8 (4.85%) Presales
8 8 (4.85%) Problem Management
8 8 (4.85%) Software Deployment
9 7 (4.24%) High Availability
9 7 (4.24%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (7.27%) PowerShell
2 5 (3.03%) Java
3 4 (2.42%) Shell Script
3 4 (2.42%) SQL
4 3 (1.82%) Python
5 1 (0.61%) ABAP
5 1 (0.61%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.61%) C
5 1 (0.61%) Go
5 1 (0.61%) Perl
5 1 (0.61%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 22 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (9.09%) CCNP
3 12 (7.27%) CCNA
4 8 (4.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 7 (4.24%) CCIE
6 6 (3.64%) RHCE
6 6 (3.64%) Security Cleared
7 5 (3.03%) Degree
7 5 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (3.03%) PMI Certification
7 5 (3.03%) PMP
7 5 (3.03%) SC Cleared
8 4 (2.42%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (2.42%) MCSE
9 2 (1.21%) CISSP
9 2 (1.21%) ISSAP
9 2 (1.21%) SANS
9 2 (1.21%) VCP5
9 2 (1.21%) VCP6
10 1 (0.61%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.24%) SLA
2 3 (1.82%) COBIT
3 2 (1.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.61%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.61%) GCP
4 1 (0.61%) HIPAA
4 1 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (0.61%) NIST 800
4 1 (0.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 30 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (12.12%) Active Directory
3 12 (7.27%) Hyper-V
4 8 (4.85%) Microsoft App-V
4 8 (4.85%) Terminal Services
4 8 (4.85%) VMware Workstation
5 7 (4.24%) Virtual Servers
6 4 (2.42%) VMware NSX
6 4 (2.42%) vSphere
7 3 (1.82%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 3 (1.82%) vCloud
7 3 (1.82%) XenApp
8 2 (1.21%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (1.21%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.61%) KVM
9 1 (0.61%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.61%) Xen
9 1 (0.61%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.61%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 18 (10.91%) FortiGate
2 10 (6.06%) SCCM
3 9 (5.45%) WSUS
4 8 (4.85%) Norton AntiVirus
4 8 (4.85%) SafeCom
5 4 (2.42%) Cisco Prime
6 3 (1.82%) vCenter Server
7 2 (1.21%) Backup Exec
7 2 (1.21%) Cisco UCCE
7 2 (1.21%) Data Guard
7 2 (1.21%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 2 (1.21%) Oracle RMAN
7 2 (1.21%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (0.61%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.61%) PowerCLI
8 1 (0.61%) Puppet
8 1 (0.61%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 60 (36.36%) Cisco
2 48 (29.09%) VMware
3 28 (16.97%) Fortinet
4 27 (16.36%) McAfee
5 25 (15.15%) CheckPoint
6 24 (14.55%) Microsoft
7 23 (13.94%) Oracle
8 18 (10.91%) NetApp
8 18 (10.91%) Nokia
9 14 (8.48%) IBM
10 12 (7.27%) Dell
11 11 (6.67%) Symantec
12 10 (6.06%) Citrix
12 10 (6.06%) F5
13 8 (4.85%) Aruba
13 8 (4.85%) Wyse
14 6 (3.64%) HP
15 3 (1.82%) BT
15 3 (1.82%) EMC
15 3 (1.82%) TOWER Software