Period
to 21 July 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 21 July 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
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 56 51 59
Rank change year-on-year -5 +8 +7
Contract jobs citing Data Centre 181 149 194
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.48% 3.36% 3.24%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 11.81% 11.58% 12.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 105 110
West Midlands median daily rate £438 £418 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.79% +11.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £311 £233 £262
90th Percentile £550 £500 £558
England median daily rate £440 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +0.57% +2.94% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 15 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £18.50 £14.22 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.14% - -
England median hourly rate £27.50 £15.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +77.42% -38.00% +25.00%

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 1,533 1,287 1,590
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 29.48% 29.00% 26.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 909 784 957
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £389 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.89% +3.67% +6.50%
10th Percentile £230 £223 £225
90th Percentile £550 £512 £545
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 74 67
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £16.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.91% +22.19% -23.94%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.18 £10.50
90th Percentile £32.50 £39.95 £25.40
England median hourly rate £22.94 £19.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +17.64% -2.50% +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 21 July 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 21 July 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 21 July 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
Shropshire -4 38 £530 +24.71% 1
Birmingham -29 35 £416 +0.91% 18
Warwickshire +8 21 £438 +3.55% 9
Coventry -14 21 £450 +5.88% 10
Solihull +4 17 £425 +1.80% 3
Worcestershire +6 13 £263 - 1
Herefordshire +11 4 £323 -2.64%
Staffordshire -10 3 £388 -6.06% 5
Dudley - 3 - -
Walsall -2 2 - -
Wolverhampton -12 1 - - 3
Kingswinford - 1 - -
Data Centre
England

For the 6 months to 21 July 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 59 (32.60%) Cisco
2 54 (29.83%) Windows
3 49 (27.07%) Microsoft Azure
4 48 (26.52%) VMware
5 46 (25.41%) Migration
6 43 (23.76%) Firewall
7 42 (23.20%) WAN
8 41 (22.65%) Oracle
9 40 (22.10%) Amazon AWS
10 38 (20.99%) ITIL
10 38 (20.99%) McAfee
11 36 (19.89%) CheckPoint
11 36 (19.89%) Security Cleared
12 35 (19.34%) VPN
13 34 (18.78%) Fortinet
14 33 (18.23%) Cisco ASA
15 31 (17.13%) Network Design
15 31 (17.13%) Wireless
15 31 (17.13%) Microsoft
16 30 (16.57%) Nokia
16 30 (16.57%) SC Cleared
16 30 (16.57%) WAN Optimisation
16 30 (16.57%) FortiGate
17 29 (16.02%) Windows Server
18 28 (15.47%) VMware Infrastructure
19 27 (14.92%) Aruba
20 24 (13.26%) Active Directory
21 19 (10.50%) MS Exchange
22 18 (9.94%) HP
22 18 (9.94%) 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 19 (10.50%) MS Exchange
2 12 (6.63%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (2.21%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (2.21%) OpenStack
4 3 (1.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (1.66%) IIS
4 3 (1.66%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.10%) Apache
5 2 (1.10%) Skype for Business
5 2 (1.10%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.10%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.55%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.55%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.55%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 11 (6.08%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (2.76%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.10%) ENOVIA
2 2 (1.10%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (1.10%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.55%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.55%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 49 (27.07%) Microsoft Azure
2 40 (22.10%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (4.97%) Office 365
4 6 (3.31%) IaaS
4 6 (3.31%) PaaS
4 6 (3.31%) SaaS
5 4 (2.21%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (1.10%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.55%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.55%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 43 (23.76%) Firewall
2 42 (23.20%) WAN
3 35 (19.34%) VPN
4 33 (18.23%) Cisco ASA
5 31 (17.13%) Wireless
6 16 (8.84%) LAN
7 11 (6.08%) SNMP
7 11 (6.08%) VSAN
8 7 (3.87%) DMARC
8 7 (3.87%) DNS
8 7 (3.87%) TCP/IP
9 6 (3.31%) SAN
9 6 (3.31%) SMTP
10 5 (2.76%) VoIP
11 4 (2.21%) DHCP
11 4 (2.21%) OpenFlow
12 3 (1.66%) SSL
12 3 (1.66%) Unified Communications
13 2 (1.10%) Internet
13 2 (1.10%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.76%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.21%) Oracle BI EE
3 2 (1.10%) Big Data
3 2 (1.10%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.10%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (1.10%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (1.10%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.10%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (0.55%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (0.55%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.55%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 1 (0.55%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (0.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (3.31%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (2.21%) JIRA
3 2 (1.10%) Ant
3 2 (1.10%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (0.55%) MSTest
4 1 (0.55%) Oracle APEX
General
1 12 (6.63%) Finance
1 12 (6.63%) Telecoms
2 6 (3.31%) Automotive
3 5 (2.76%) Retail
4 2 (1.10%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.55%) Banking
5 1 (0.55%) Legal
5 1 (0.55%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 38 (20.99%) Network Engineer
2 29 (16.02%) Architect
3 27 (14.92%) Design Engineer
3 27 (14.92%) Implementation Engineer
3 27 (14.92%) Network Design Engineer
3 27 (14.92%) Network Implementation Engineer
4 24 (13.26%) Analyst
5 17 (9.39%) Cisco Engineer
5 17 (9.39%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 16 (8.84%) Cisco Design Engineer
6 16 (8.84%) Cisco Network Design Engineer
6 16 (8.84%) Cloud Engineer
6 16 (8.84%) Firewall Engineer
6 16 (8.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 15 (8.29%) Consultant
8 14 (7.73%) Project Manager
8 14 (7.73%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
9 12 (6.63%) Solutions Architect
10 11 (6.08%) Data Centre Analyst
11 8 (4.42%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (6.08%) WAP
2 4 (2.21%) OpenDaylight
3 2 (1.10%) .NET
3 2 (1.10%) ASP.NET
3 2 (1.10%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (1.10%) ASP.NET MVC 3
3 2 (1.10%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (1.10%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 2 (1.10%) HTML
3 2 (1.10%) Middleware
3 2 (1.10%) Web Services
3 2 (1.10%) WinForms
3 2 (1.10%) WPF
4 1 (0.55%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.55%) ADO.NET
4 1 (0.55%) CSS
4 1 (0.55%) CSS3
4 1 (0.55%) Entity Framework
4 1 (0.55%) HTML5
4 1 (0.55%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.63%) Private Cloud
2 10 (5.52%) Fat Client
2 10 (5.52%) Thin Client
3 9 (4.97%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (1.66%) Blackberry
4 3 (1.66%) Clustering
4 3 (1.66%) Data Structures
4 3 (1.66%) Management Information System
4 3 (1.66%) User Experience
5 2 (1.10%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.55%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.55%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.55%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.55%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.55%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (0.55%) FMCG
6 1 (0.55%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.55%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.55%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 54 (29.83%) Windows
2 29 (16.02%) Windows Server
3 15 (8.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 12 (6.63%) Linux
5 11 (6.08%) Windows 7
6 10 (5.52%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (4.97%) Windows 10
8 8 (4.42%) Unix
8 8 (4.42%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (3.31%) Solaris
10 2 (1.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (1.10%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 2 (1.10%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.55%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.55%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.55%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (25.41%) Migration
2 38 (20.99%) ITIL
3 31 (17.13%) Network Design
4 30 (16.57%) WAN Optimisation
5 16 (8.84%) Project Management
6 11 (6.08%) Integration Testing
7 10 (5.52%) Line Management
7 10 (5.52%) PRINCE2
8 9 (4.97%) Change Control
8 9 (4.97%) Data Centre Operations
9 8 (4.42%) Capacity Planning
9 8 (4.42%) Coaching
9 8 (4.42%) Problem-Solving
9 8 (4.42%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (4.42%) Use Case
10 7 (3.87%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (3.87%) Network Management
10 7 (3.87%) Service Delivery
10 7 (3.87%) Service Management
11 6 (3.31%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (5.52%) SQL
2 9 (4.97%) PowerShell
3 4 (2.21%) Shell Script
4 3 (1.66%) Java
5 2 (1.10%) C#
5 2 (1.10%) VB
5 2 (1.10%) VBScript
6 1 (0.55%) C
6 1 (0.55%) C++
6 1 (0.55%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.55%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.55%) Python
6 1 (0.55%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.55%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 36 (19.89%) Security Cleared
2 30 (16.57%) SC Cleared
3 13 (7.18%) Cisco Certification
3 13 (7.18%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (6.63%) MCSE
5 11 (6.08%) CCNP
6 7 (3.87%) CCNA
7 5 (2.76%) CCIE
7 5 (2.76%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (1.66%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (1.66%) DV Cleared
8 3 (1.66%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 3 (1.66%) MCP
8 3 (1.66%) PMP
8 3 (1.66%) RHCE
8 3 (1.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (1.10%) BC Cleared
9 2 (1.10%) Degree
9 2 (1.10%) ISTQB
9 2 (1.10%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.66%) GDPR
1 3 (1.66%) PMO
2 2 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.10%) QA
3 1 (0.55%) ISO 9000
3 1 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (0.55%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 28 (15.47%) VMware Infrastructure
2 24 (13.26%) Active Directory
3 18 (9.94%) VMware ESXi
4 17 (9.39%) VMware NSX
5 11 (6.08%) Hyper-V
5 11 (6.08%) vSphere
6 10 (5.52%) VMware Workstation
7 8 (4.42%) Microsoft App-V
8 5 (2.76%) Virtual Servers
9 4 (2.21%) NFS
9 4 (2.21%) Terminal Services
9 4 (2.21%) vCloud
9 4 (2.21%) Virtual Machines
9 4 (2.21%) XenApp
10 2 (1.10%) DFS Replication
10 2 (1.10%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (1.10%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.55%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 30 (16.57%) FortiGate
2 12 (6.63%) vRealize
3 9 (4.97%) SCCM
4 8 (4.42%) WSUS
5 5 (2.76%) McAfee ePO
6 4 (2.21%) SafeCom
6 4 (2.21%) vCenter Server
7 3 (1.66%) Microsoft Clustering
7 3 (1.66%) SCOM
8 2 (1.10%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 2 (1.10%) NetBackup
8 2 (1.10%) SCDPM
8 2 (1.10%) SCSM
8 2 (1.10%) SCVMM
9 1 (0.55%) BladeLogic
9 1 (0.55%) HP NNM
9 1 (0.55%) Netcool
9 1 (0.55%) Opsview
9 1 (0.55%) SCOrch
9 1 (0.55%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 59 (32.60%) Cisco
2 48 (26.52%) VMware
3 41 (22.65%) Oracle
4 38 (20.99%) McAfee
5 36 (19.89%) CheckPoint
6 34 (18.78%) Fortinet
7 31 (17.13%) Microsoft
8 30 (16.57%) Nokia
9 27 (14.92%) Aruba
10 18 (9.94%) HP
11 10 (5.52%) NetApp
12 8 (4.42%) Dell
13 6 (3.31%) BMC
13 6 (3.31%) Citrix
13 6 (3.31%) Sun
13 6 (3.31%) Wyse
14 5 (2.76%) Compaq
14 5 (2.76%) F5
14 5 (2.76%) IBM
14 5 (2.76%) Juniper