Period
to 22 February 2019

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 22 February 2019 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
22 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 52 44 45
Rank change year-on-year -8 +1 +28
Contract jobs citing Data Centre 209 185 214
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 4.17% 3.87% 4.04%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 14.44% 12.81% 14.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 127 127
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £401 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.12% +9.73% -18.44%
10th Percentile £292 £195 £250
90th Percentile £536 £513 £500
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 3
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% -50.00% -
10th Percentile £15.25 £16.95 £16.52
90th Percentile £21.75 £30.20 £44.00
England median hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year +8.80% -15.79% -21.33%

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 1,447 1,444 1,472
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 28.85% 30.18% 27.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 868 944 893
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +1.27% +5.33%
10th Percentile £268 £213 £213
90th Percentile £565 £544 £540
England median daily rate £475 £455 £435
% change year-on-year +4.40% +4.60% +2.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 71 74
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.50 £22.00 £19.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +15.21% +9.11%
10th Percentile £11.92 £11.00 £11.33
90th Percentile £36.25 £43.75 £43.38
England median hourly rate £20.69 £21.50 £19.66
% change year-on-year -3.77% +9.36% -1.70%

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 22 February 2019.

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
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 22 February 2019. 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
Coventry +30 50 £404 -9.52% 7
Birmingham +28 50 £390 -4.00% 16
Shropshire -38 37 £510 +5.15% 4
Warwickshire -6 14 £500 +19.40% 6
Staffordshire -8 13 £370 -7.50% 4
Solihull -6 8 £288 -32.35% 9
Worcestershire -17 8 £375 +15.38% 2
Dudley +3 3 £250 -3.85%
Herefordshire - 3 £375 - 1
Walsall - 2 £247 -
Wolverhampton -2 1 - -
Data Centre
England

For the 6 months to 22 February 2019, 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 81 (38.76%) Migration
2 67 (32.06%) Cisco
3 54 (25.84%) Windows
4 52 (24.88%) Amazon AWS
5 43 (20.57%) VMware
6 40 (19.14%) Microsoft Azure
7 36 (17.22%) Agile Software Development
8 32 (15.31%) Firewall
9 30 (14.35%) WAN
10 29 (13.88%) Microsoft
11 28 (13.40%) Active Directory
11 28 (13.40%) Security Cleared
12 26 (12.44%) VPN
13 25 (11.96%) DevOps
13 25 (11.96%) Windows Server
14 23 (11.00%) SC Cleared
15 22 (10.53%) CheckPoint
16 21 (10.05%) ITIL
17 20 (9.57%) Citrix
18 19 (9.09%) PowerShell
18 19 (9.09%) F5
19 18 (8.61%) VMware Infrastructure
19 18 (8.61%) Project Management
19 18 (8.61%) Oracle
19 18 (8.61%) Finance
19 18 (8.61%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 16 (7.66%) Change Management
20 16 (7.66%) Hybrid Cloud
20 16 (7.66%) Public Cloud
21 15 (7.18%) Service Delivery

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 4 (1.91%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 4 (1.91%) MS Exchange
2 3 (1.44%) CMS
2 3 (1.44%) Confluence
2 3 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (0.96%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.48%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (1.44%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.96%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 52 (24.88%) Amazon AWS
2 40 (19.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (6.22%) Office 365
4 10 (4.78%) SaaS
5 8 (3.83%) IaaS
5 8 (3.83%) PaaS
6 5 (2.39%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 3 (1.44%) Amazon S3
7 3 (1.44%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.96%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 2 (0.96%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.96%) Route 53
8 2 (0.96%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 32 (15.31%) Firewall
2 30 (14.35%) WAN
3 26 (12.44%) VPN
4 15 (7.18%) DNS
5 14 (6.70%) Wireless
6 13 (6.22%) LAN
7 12 (5.74%) Cisco Firepower
8 10 (4.78%) MPLS
8 10 (4.78%) TCP/IP
9 9 (4.31%) Cisco ASA
9 9 (4.31%) DHCP
9 9 (4.31%) SAN
9 9 (4.31%) SSL
10 8 (3.83%) DMZ
11 7 (3.35%) Cisco Nexus
11 7 (3.35%) DMARC
11 7 (3.35%) VoIP
12 6 (2.87%) NetScaler
12 6 (2.87%) Network Security
13 5 (2.39%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.91%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.96%) NoSQL
2 2 (0.96%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (0.96%) SAP HANA
3 1 (0.48%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.48%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (2.87%) JIRA
1 6 (2.87%) Visual Studio
2 3 (1.44%) Jenkins
2 3 (1.44%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.96%) Ant
3 2 (0.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (0.96%) Bitbucket
3 2 (0.96%) Cucumber
3 2 (0.96%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.96%) Maven
3 2 (0.96%) Octopus Deploy
3 2 (0.96%) Subversion
General
1 18 (8.61%) Finance
2 5 (2.39%) Telecoms
3 4 (1.91%) Retail
4 1 (0.48%) Banking
4 1 (0.48%) Billing
4 1 (0.48%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 56 (26.79%) Architect
2 34 (16.27%) Project Manager
3 28 (13.40%) Network Engineer
4 18 (8.61%) Analyst
4 18 (8.61%) Infrastructure Manager
5 17 (8.13%) Technical Architect
6 16 (7.66%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 15 (7.18%) AWS Engineer
8 14 (6.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 13 (6.22%) Data Centre Engineer
10 12 (5.74%) Cisco Architect
10 12 (5.74%) Data Centre Manager
10 12 (5.74%) Data Centre Project Manager
10 12 (5.74%) Network Architect
11 11 (5.26%) Business Analyst
11 11 (5.26%) Solutions Architect
12 8 (3.83%) Design Engineer
12 8 (3.83%) Migration Engineer
12 8 (3.83%) Network Design Engineer
13 7 (3.35%) Cisco Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (5.26%) Web Services
2 7 (3.35%) .NET
3 3 (1.44%) LDAP
3 3 (1.44%) Middleware
4 2 (0.96%) J2EE
4 2 (0.96%) Java EE
4 2 (0.96%) JSON
4 2 (0.96%) OAuth
4 2 (0.96%) SAML
4 2 (0.96%) WAP
4 2 (0.96%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (7.66%) Hybrid Cloud
1 16 (7.66%) Public Cloud
2 9 (4.31%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (3.83%) Data Structures
4 7 (3.35%) User Experience
5 6 (2.87%) Fat Client
5 6 (2.87%) Management Information System
5 6 (2.87%) Thin Client
6 4 (1.91%) Blackberry
6 4 (1.91%) FMCG
7 3 (1.44%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (0.96%) Clustering
8 2 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.96%) PKI
8 2 (0.96%) Replication
8 2 (0.96%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.48%) CCTV
9 1 (0.48%) CMDB
9 1 (0.48%) Enterprise Storage
9 1 (0.48%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 54 (25.84%) Windows
2 25 (11.96%) Windows Server
3 15 (7.18%) Solaris
4 14 (6.70%) Linux
5 10 (4.78%) Unix
5 10 (4.78%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (3.35%) Windows 10
7 6 (2.87%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (1.44%) AIX
9 2 (0.96%) HPUX
9 2 (0.96%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.96%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.48%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (38.76%) Migration
2 36 (17.22%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (11.96%) DevOps
4 21 (10.05%) ITIL
5 18 (8.61%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 18 (8.61%) Project Management
6 16 (7.66%) Change Management
7 15 (7.18%) Network Design
7 15 (7.18%) Service Delivery
8 14 (6.70%) Information Security
8 14 (6.70%) Load Balancing
9 12 (5.74%) Data Centre Operations
9 12 (5.74%) Release Management
9 12 (5.74%) Stakeholder Management
10 11 (5.26%) Matrix Management
11 10 (4.78%) PRINCE2
12 9 (4.31%) Business Analysis
12 9 (4.31%) Matrix Organization
12 9 (4.31%) Microservices
12 9 (4.31%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 19 (9.09%) PowerShell
2 14 (6.70%) SQL
3 8 (3.83%) Java
4 5 (2.39%) C
5 3 (1.44%) VB
5 3 (1.44%) VBScript
6 2 (0.96%) Ruby
7 1 (0.48%) Perl
7 1 (0.48%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.48%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 28 (13.40%) Security Cleared
2 23 (11.00%) SC Cleared
3 15 (7.18%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (4.78%) CCNP
5 8 (3.83%) BPSS Clearance
6 7 (3.35%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (2.87%) CCNA
8 5 (2.39%) Degree
8 5 (2.39%) MCSE
9 4 (1.91%) CCDP
9 4 (1.91%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 3 (1.44%) AWS Certification
10 3 (1.44%) CCIE
10 3 (1.44%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.96%) CCDA
11 2 (0.96%) CISA
11 2 (0.96%) CISM
11 2 (0.96%) MCP
11 2 (0.96%) MCSA
11 2 (0.96%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 6 (2.87%) SLA
2 5 (2.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (1.91%) GDPR
4 2 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.48%) COBIT
5 1 (0.48%) FISMA
5 1 (0.48%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.48%) QA
System Software
1 28 (13.40%) Active Directory
2 18 (8.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (5.26%) Hyper-V
4 9 (4.31%) XenApp
5 8 (3.83%) Microsoft App-V
5 8 (3.83%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (2.87%) vSphere
7 5 (2.39%) Virtual Servers
7 5 (2.39%) VMware Workstation
8 4 (1.91%) Docker
8 4 (1.91%) Terminal Services
8 4 (1.91%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (1.44%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.96%) DFS Replication
10 2 (0.96%) Terminal Server
10 2 (0.96%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.48%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 1 (0.48%) vCloud
11 1 (0.48%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 10 (4.78%) Ansible
2 9 (4.31%) SCCM
3 8 (3.83%) WSUS
4 7 (3.35%) FortiGate
4 7 (3.35%) SCOM
4 7 (3.35%) Terraform
5 5 (2.39%) Kubernetes
5 5 (2.39%) Puppet
6 4 (1.91%) NetBackup
6 4 (1.91%) Salt
7 3 (1.44%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (1.44%) SafeCom
8 2 (0.96%) Failover Clustering
8 2 (0.96%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.96%) Microsoft Clustering
8 2 (0.96%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 2 (0.96%) SCDPM
8 2 (0.96%) SCSM
8 2 (0.96%) SCVMM
8 2 (0.96%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 67 (32.06%) Cisco
2 43 (20.57%) VMware
3 29 (13.88%) Microsoft
4 22 (10.53%) CheckPoint
5 20 (9.57%) Citrix
6 19 (9.09%) F5
7 18 (8.61%) Oracle
8 13 (6.22%) IBM
9 12 (5.74%) Fortinet
9 12 (5.74%) McAfee
10 11 (5.26%) HP
11 10 (4.78%) Forcepoint
12 8 (3.83%) Blue Coat
12 8 (3.83%) BT
12 8 (3.83%) Dell
12 8 (3.83%) Juniper
13 7 (3.35%) NetApp
13 7 (3.35%) Nokia
13 7 (3.35%) PlateSpin
13 7 (3.35%) Sun