Period
to 20 November 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 20 November 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
20 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 66 52 45
Rank change year-on-year -14 -7 +20
Contract jobs citing Data Centre 171 171 241
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.33% 3.56% 3.93%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 11.49% 12.44% 13.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 114 145
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £391 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.24% +4.33% -21.05%
10th Percentile £300 £195 £270
90th Percentile £538 £488 £540
England median daily rate £438 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +2.94% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 16 2
West Midlands median hourly rate £18.50 £19.75 £13.17
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.33% +49.99% -26.85%
10th Percentile £14.65 £11.40 £11.09
90th Percentile £28.65 £29.38 £14.70
England median hourly rate £23.13 £17.75 £24.25
% change year-on-year +30.31% -26.80% -3.00%

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 1,488 1,375 1,772
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 28.99% 28.63% 28.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 891 879 1,075
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £385 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.90% -1.28% +7.59%
10th Percentile £245 £213 £213
90th Percentile £550 £520 £541
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 80 86
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £17.50 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.43% +11.11% -10.00%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.30 £10.88
90th Percentile £28.25 £34.50 £31.85
England median hourly rate £21.09 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +5.45% - +5.10%

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 20 November 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 20 November 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 20 November 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 -2 44 £390 +20.00% 23
Coventry +15 42 £435 -0.57% 8
Shropshire -46 26 £510 +20.00% 6
Warwickshire +7 17 £500 +60.00% 2
Staffordshire +5 14 £370 +5.71% 3
Worcestershire -6 7 - - 6
Solihull -5 3 - - 3
Walsall -1 1 £169 - 1
Herefordshire - 1 £375 -
Data Centre
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 62 (36.26%) Migration
2 58 (33.92%) Windows
3 43 (25.15%) Cisco
4 40 (23.39%) Microsoft
5 36 (21.05%) VMware
6 34 (19.88%) Amazon AWS
6 34 (19.88%) Windows Server
7 32 (18.71%) ITIL
8 30 (17.54%) Active Directory
9 28 (16.37%) Microsoft Azure
10 24 (14.04%) VMware Infrastructure
10 24 (14.04%) Firewall
11 22 (12.87%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 20 (11.70%) Agile Software Development
13 19 (11.11%) Project Management
13 19 (11.11%) Office 365
14 17 (9.94%) Linux
15 16 (9.36%) Citrix
15 16 (9.36%) WAN
16 15 (8.77%) Cisco Certification
16 15 (8.77%) SQL
16 15 (8.77%) Change Management
16 15 (8.77%) Finance
17 14 (8.19%) CheckPoint
17 14 (8.19%) Oracle
17 14 (8.19%) HP
17 14 (8.19%) VMware ESXi
17 14 (8.19%) Line Management
17 14 (8.19%) Hyper-V
17 14 (8.19%) SCCM

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 12 (7.02%) MS Exchange
2 8 (4.68%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (3.51%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (1.75%) CMS
4 3 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (1.17%) Apache
5 2 (1.17%) Confluence
5 2 (1.17%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.17%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (4.09%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.17%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (1.17%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (2.34%) SAP GRC
2 2 (1.17%) ENOVIA
2 2 (1.17%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 34 (19.88%) Amazon AWS
2 28 (16.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (11.11%) Office 365
4 5 (2.92%) PaaS
5 4 (2.34%) SaaS
5 4 (2.34%) SuccessFactors
6 3 (1.75%) Amazon S3
6 3 (1.75%) IaaS
7 2 (1.17%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (1.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (0.58%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.58%) G Suite
8 1 (0.58%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 24 (14.04%) Firewall
2 16 (9.36%) WAN
3 13 (7.60%) VPN
4 11 (6.43%) DNS
4 11 (6.43%) Wireless
5 10 (5.85%) Cisco ASA
6 8 (4.68%) LAN
6 8 (4.68%) SAN
7 7 (4.09%) DHCP
7 7 (4.09%) DMARC
7 7 (4.09%) TCP/IP
7 7 (4.09%) VSAN
8 5 (2.92%) MPLS
9 4 (2.34%) Network Security
9 4 (2.34%) VoIP
10 3 (1.75%) Cisco ISE
10 3 (1.75%) Cisco Nexus
11 2 (1.17%) iSCSI
11 2 (1.17%) NAS
11 2 (1.17%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.34%) SAP HANA
2 3 (1.75%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.17%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.58%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.58%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (4.09%) JIRA
2 5 (2.92%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (2.34%) Ant
4 3 (1.75%) Jenkins
5 2 (1.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (1.17%) Bitbucket
5 2 (1.17%) Cucumber
5 2 (1.17%) Git (software)
5 2 (1.17%) Maven
5 2 (1.17%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (1.17%) Subversion
General
1 15 (8.77%) Finance
2 3 (1.75%) Retail
3 2 (1.17%) Automotive
3 2 (1.17%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.58%) Billing
4 1 (0.58%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.58%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 33 (19.30%) Architect
2 29 (16.96%) Project Manager
3 20 (11.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 18 (10.53%) Network Engineer
5 14 (8.19%) Analyst
5 14 (8.19%) Infrastructure Manager
6 13 (7.60%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 13 (7.60%) Solutions Architect
6 13 (7.60%) Technical Architect
7 10 (5.85%) Migration Engineer
8 9 (5.26%) Consultant
8 9 (5.26%) Data Centre Engineer
9 8 (4.68%) AWS Engineer
9 8 (4.68%) Design Engineer
9 8 (4.68%) Implementation Engineer
9 8 (4.68%) Network Design Engineer
9 8 (4.68%) Network Implementation Engineer
10 7 (4.09%) Applications Engineer
10 7 (4.09%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
11 6 (3.51%) Migration Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (5.26%) Web Services
2 5 (2.92%) .NET
2 5 (2.92%) Middleware
3 3 (1.75%) LDAP
4 2 (1.17%) J2EE
4 2 (1.17%) Java EE
4 2 (1.17%) OAuth
4 2 (1.17%) SAML
4 2 (1.17%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (7.02%) Fat Client
1 12 (7.02%) Thin Client
2 10 (5.85%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (5.26%) Hybrid Cloud
4 6 (3.51%) Blackberry
4 6 (3.51%) Management Information System
4 6 (3.51%) Public Cloud
5 5 (2.92%) Computer Science
5 5 (2.92%) Private Cloud
6 4 (2.34%) FMCG
7 3 (1.75%) Clustering
7 3 (1.75%) Data Structures
8 2 (1.17%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.17%) PKI
8 2 (1.17%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.58%) CCTV
9 1 (0.58%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.58%) Enterprise Storage
9 1 (0.58%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 58 (33.92%) Windows
2 34 (19.88%) Windows Server
3 17 (9.94%) Linux
4 10 (5.85%) Unix
4 10 (5.85%) Windows 7
5 9 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (4.68%) Solaris
7 7 (4.09%) Windows 10
8 4 (2.34%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (1.75%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (1.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (1.17%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.58%) AIX
11 1 (0.58%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (36.26%) Migration
2 32 (18.71%) ITIL
3 22 (12.87%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 20 (11.70%) Agile Software Development
5 19 (11.11%) Project Management
6 15 (8.77%) Change Management
7 14 (8.19%) Integration Testing
7 14 (8.19%) Line Management
8 12 (7.02%) Service Delivery
9 11 (6.43%) DevOps
9 11 (6.43%) Stakeholder Management
10 10 (5.85%) Configuration Management
10 10 (5.85%) Network Design
11 9 (5.26%) Coaching
11 9 (5.26%) Data Centre Operations
11 9 (5.26%) Problem-Solving
11 9 (5.26%) Service Management
12 8 (4.68%) Asset Management
12 8 (4.68%) PRINCE2
12 8 (4.68%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 15 (8.77%) SQL
2 12 (7.02%) PowerShell
3 6 (3.51%) Java
4 4 (2.34%) VB
4 4 (2.34%) VBScript
5 2 (1.17%) C
6 1 (0.58%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 15 (8.77%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (7.60%) Microsoft Certification
3 12 (7.02%) Security Cleared
4 11 (6.43%) CCNP
4 11 (6.43%) MCSE
5 8 (4.68%) CCNA
5 8 (4.68%) SC Cleared
6 6 (3.51%) Degree
6 6 (3.51%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 6 (3.51%) MCP
7 4 (2.34%) CCIE
7 4 (2.34%) CISA
7 4 (2.34%) CISM
7 4 (2.34%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (1.75%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 2 (1.17%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.58%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.58%) ISEB
10 1 (0.58%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 5 (2.92%) GDPR
3 3 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.75%) SLA
4 2 (1.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 2 (1.17%) PMO
5 1 (0.58%) COBIT
5 1 (0.58%) FISMA
5 1 (0.58%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.58%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.58%) QA
System Software
1 30 (17.54%) Active Directory
2 24 (14.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (8.19%) Hyper-V
3 14 (8.19%) VMware ESXi
4 13 (7.60%) XenApp
5 12 (7.02%) Microsoft App-V
6 10 (5.85%) VMware Workstation
6 10 (5.85%) vSphere
7 9 (5.26%) Terminal Services
8 8 (4.68%) VMware NSX
9 4 (2.34%) NFS
9 4 (2.34%) Virtual Machines
9 4 (2.34%) XenDesktop
10 3 (1.75%) Virtual Servers
10 3 (1.75%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.58%) Docker
11 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.58%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.58%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 14 (8.19%) SCCM
2 12 (7.02%) WSUS
3 8 (4.68%) FortiGate
3 8 (4.68%) SafeCom
4 7 (4.09%) vRealize
5 6 (3.51%) Ansible
6 4 (2.34%) SCOM
7 3 (1.75%) Kubernetes
7 3 (1.75%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (1.75%) Microsoft Clustering
7 3 (1.75%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (1.75%) Puppet
7 3 (1.75%) vCenter Server
8 2 (1.17%) Salt
9 1 (0.58%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.58%) Opsview
9 1 (0.58%) QRadar
9 1 (0.58%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 1 (0.58%) Terraform
Vendors
1 43 (25.15%) Cisco
2 40 (23.39%) Microsoft
3 36 (21.05%) VMware
4 16 (9.36%) Citrix
5 14 (8.19%) CheckPoint
5 14 (8.19%) HP
5 14 (8.19%) Oracle
6 13 (7.60%) Fortinet
6 13 (7.60%) McAfee
7 12 (7.02%) Wyse
8 9 (5.26%) BT
8 9 (5.26%) IBM
8 9 (5.26%) NetApp
9 8 (4.68%) Aruba
9 8 (4.68%) Nokia
9 8 (4.68%) PlateSpin
10 7 (4.09%) Sun
11 6 (3.51%) F5
12 5 (2.92%) Compaq
12 5 (2.92%) Dell