The table below looks at the prevalence of the term PKI in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PKI over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Public-Key Infrastructure (PKI)
Rank 385 414 433
Rank change year-on-year
+29 +19
Contract jobs citing PKI 224 169 124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.41% 0.33% 0.25%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.34% 1.05% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 83 69
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£450 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £365 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £580
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £425 £348
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +22.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 4
Average hourly rate £26.00 £31.56 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.60% +66.07%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £31.56 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+24.38% +66.07%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
16672 16035 14712
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.22% 31.07% 29.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 10749 9939 8668
Average daily rate £415 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 634 688 837
Average hourly rate £17.00 £20.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.07% +2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.52% -5.00%

PKI
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing PKI within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

PKI Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

PKI
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing PKI within the UK.

PKI Daily Rate Trend in the UK

PKI
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PKI within the UK over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

PKI Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

PKI
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing PKI within the UK.

PKI Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

PKI
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PKI within the UK over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

PKI Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

PKI
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PKI within the UK over the 3 months to 19 December 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +28 218 £450 +5.88% 22
South East +25 118 £450 +5.88% 11
London +11 51 £425 -5.55% 6
Hampshire +2 36 £500 +17.64% 1
Surrey +25 32 £450 -8.16%
Berkshire -12 30 £438 +2.94% 8
City of London +8 13 £425 +13.33% 2
Basingstoke +3 12 - - 1
North West -1 12 £381 - 3
South West -15 11 £550 - 1
Reading -5 10 £400 -5.88% 5
East of England -11 10 £355 -8.38%
Cheshire +16 9 £381 -
Guildford -1 9 £450 -
Buckinghamshire - 8 £463 -
Milton Keynes - 8 £463 -
Bracknell +3 7 £338 - 1
Staines -2 6 - -
Hertfordshire +2 5 £488 +2.63%
Scotland -4 5 - - 1
Leeds -5 5 £315 +5.00%
West Yorkshire -10 5 £315 +5.00%
Yorkshire -16 5 £315 -18.70%
Watford +6 4 £450 -5.26%
East Sussex - 4 - -
Bexhill-On-Sea - 4 - -
East Midlands +4 3 £513 -
Middlesex 0 3 £500 +5.26% 1
Gloucestershire -16 3 - -
Cambridgeshire - 3 £325 -

PKI
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing PKI also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited PKI.

1 188 (49.21%) Windows
2 161 (42.15%) Security Cleared
3 131 (34.29%) Microsoft
4 121 (31.68%) Active Directory
5 110 (28.80%) SC Cleared
6 98 (25.65%) Firewall
7 91 (23.82%) VMware
8 83 (21.73%) TCP/IP
8 83 (21.73%) DNS
9 71 (18.59%) Linux
10 70 (18.32%) PowerShell
11 64 (16.75%) VPN
12 63 (16.49%) Cisco
13 52 (13.61%) SSL
13 52 (13.61%) SCCM
14 49 (12.83%) SQL
15 48 (12.57%) DV Cleared
16 47 (12.30%) MS Excel
17 46 (12.04%) ITIL
17 46 (12.04%) Finance
18 45 (11.78%) SQL Server
19 44 (11.52%) UNIX
20 43 (11.26%) Windows Server 2008
21 42 (10.99%) Analytical Skills
21 42 (10.99%) Juniper
22 41 (10.73%) LDAP
23 40 (10.47%) F5
24 39 (10.21%) Oracle
25 38 (9.95%) Internet
26 37 (9.69%) Java

PKI
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing PKI also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited PKI. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 29 (7.59%) SharePoint
2 26 (6.81%) IIS
3 19 (4.97%) MS Exchange
4 11 (2.88%) Apache
5 9 (2.36%) WebSphere
5 9 (2.36%) Lync
6 8 (2.09%) Exchange Server 2010
7 6 (1.57%) Adobe CQ
7 6 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2007
7 6 (1.57%) BizTalk Server
8 5 (1.31%) WebLogic Portal
8 5 (1.31%) WebSphere Application Server
8 5 (1.31%) CMS
8 5 (1.31%) Mule
8 5 (1.31%) Apache Solr
8 5 (1.31%) SharePoint 2013
9 4 (1.05%) Apache ServiceMix
9 4 (1.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 3 (0.79%) WebLogic
10 3 (0.79%) Tomcat
Applications
1 47 (12.30%) MS Excel
2 26 (6.81%) MS Office
3 12 (3.14%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.52%) MS Project
5 1 (0.26%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.52%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.26%) WebTrends
2 1 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 11 (2.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (1.31%) Office 365
3 3 (0.79%) PaaS
4 2 (0.52%) IaaS
4 2 (0.52%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 98 (25.65%) Firewall
2 83 (21.73%) TCP/IP
2 83 (21.73%) DNS
3 64 (16.75%) VPN
4 52 (13.61%) SSL
5 41 (10.73%) LDAP
6 38 (9.95%) Internet
7 37 (9.69%) WAN
8 30 (7.85%) LAN
8 30 (7.85%) IPsec
9 28 (7.33%) DHCP
10 27 (7.07%) SAN
11 26 (6.81%) Network Security
12 21 (5.50%) MPLS
12 21 (5.50%) Kerberos
12 21 (5.50%) Cisco ASA
13 20 (5.24%) HTTP
14 19 (4.97%) Intrusion Detection
14 19 (4.97%) VLAN
14 19 (4.97%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (11.78%) SQL Server
2 13 (3.40%) MySQL
3 12 (3.14%) EDRMS
4 10 (2.62%) NoSQL
5 8 (2.09%) SQL Server 2008
6 7 (1.83%) IDOL
6 7 (1.83%) DB2
6 7 (1.83%) MongoDB
7 6 (1.57%) Oracle Database
7 6 (1.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (1.31%) Oracle Reports
8 5 (1.31%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (1.05%) SQL Server 2012
9 4 (1.05%) Pentaho
10 2 (0.52%) Amazon RDS
10 2 (0.52%) Oracle BI Publisher
11 1 (0.26%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.26%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 10 (2.62%) Eclipse
2 9 (2.36%) JUnit
3 7 (1.83%) Visual Studio
3 7 (1.83%) Git (software)
4 6 (1.57%) Jenkins
5 5 (1.31%) QuickTest Pro
5 5 (1.31%) ClearQuest
5 5 (1.31%) JIRA
6 4 (1.05%) QUnit
6 4 (1.05%) Subversion
6 4 (1.05%) JMeter
7 3 (0.79%) Metasploit
8 2 (0.52%) Mercurial
8 2 (0.52%) GCC
8 2 (0.52%) Hudson
9 1 (0.26%) StarTeam
9 1 (0.26%) Selenium
General
1 46 (12.04%) Finance
2 14 (3.66%) Banking
2 14 (3.66%) Publishing
3 13 (3.40%) Telecoms
4 7 (1.83%) Legal
5 5 (1.31%) Spanish Language
6 3 (0.79%) Law
6 3 (0.79%) Multimedia
7 2 (0.52%) Local Government
7 2 (0.52%) Military
7 2 (0.52%) Automotive
7 2 (0.52%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.26%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.26%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.26%) Retail
8 1 (0.26%) Danish Language
8 1 (0.26%) German Language
Job Titles
1 54 (14.14%) Architect
2 49 (12.83%) Consultant
3 36 (9.42%) Security Engineer
4 27 (7.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 25 (6.54%) Security Consultant
6 24 (6.28%) Analyst
7 19 (4.97%) Network Engineer
8 15 (3.93%) Developer
8 15 (3.93%) Security Architect
9 12 (3.14%) Integration Engineer
10 11 (2.88%) Network Security Engineer
10 11 (2.88%) Senior Security Engineer
10 11 (2.88%) Active Directory Specialist
11 10 (2.62%) Security Analyst
11 10 (2.62%) Rollout Engineer
11 10 (2.62%) Technical Architect
12 9 (2.36%) Support Engineer
12 9 (2.36%) Network Support
12 9 (2.36%) Designer
13 8 (2.09%) SCCM Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (6.02%) Web Services
2 21 (5.50%) .NET
3 13 (3.40%) SOAP
4 12 (3.14%) XML
5 11 (2.88%) Middleware
6 10 (2.62%) Hibernate
7 9 (2.36%) Ajax
7 9 (2.36%) REST
8 8 (2.09%) JSON
8 8 (2.09%) DCOM
9 7 (1.83%) Spring
9 7 (1.83%) RESTful
10 6 (1.57%) SAP PI
10 6 (1.57%) ActiveMQ
10 6 (1.57%) HTML
11 5 (1.31%) ADSI
11 5 (1.31%) Lucene
11 5 (1.31%) jQuery
12 4 (1.05%) Mustache
12 4 (1.05%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 42 (10.99%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (7.33%) Management Information System
3 24 (6.28%) Cryptography
4 23 (6.02%) Replication
5 20 (5.24%) CESG
6 19 (4.97%) Clustering
7 16 (4.19%) Mobile App
8 15 (3.93%) Smart Meter
9 14 (3.66%) Enterprise Software
9 14 (3.66%) Data Protection Act
9 14 (3.66%) Smartcard
10 9 (2.36%) Algorithms
11 5 (1.31%) Blackberry
11 5 (1.31%) iPad
11 5 (1.31%) DataPower
12 4 (1.05%) Client/Server
13 3 (0.79%) N-Tier
13 3 (0.79%) CMDB
14 2 (0.52%) Open Source
14 2 (0.52%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 188 (49.21%) Windows
2 71 (18.59%) Linux
3 44 (11.52%) UNIX
4 43 (11.26%) Windows Server 2008
5 31 (8.12%) Windows Server 2012
6 29 (7.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 21 (5.50%) Android
8 20 (5.24%) Windows Server 2003
9 18 (4.71%) Apple iOS
10 15 (3.93%) Windows Phone
11 14 (3.66%) Windows Phone 8
12 12 (3.14%) CentOS
12 12 (3.14%) Solaris
13 9 (2.36%) Windows 7
14 7 (1.83%) Windows 8
15 5 (1.31%) Windows XP
16 4 (1.05%) AIX
17 3 (0.79%) Windows 2000 Server
18 2 (0.52%) Windows Vista
18 2 (0.52%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (12.04%) ITIL
2 36 (9.42%) Information Security
3 28 (7.33%) Configuration Management
4 27 (7.07%) Network Monitoring
5 25 (6.54%) Penetration Testing
6 23 (6.02%) Migration
6 23 (6.02%) Mobile Device Management
7 22 (5.76%) Identity Management
8 21 (5.50%) Project Management
9 20 (5.24%) Risk Management
10 18 (4.71%) Security Architecture
10 18 (4.71%) ISMS
11 17 (4.45%) Data Protection
11 17 (4.45%) Network Load Balancing
12 16 (4.19%) Security Testing
12 16 (4.19%) Information Management
12 16 (4.19%) Agile Software Development
12 16 (4.19%) Change Management
13 15 (3.93%) Test Scripting
14 14 (3.66%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 70 (18.32%) PowerShell
2 49 (12.83%) SQL
3 37 (9.69%) Java
4 28 (7.33%) VBScript
5 17 (4.45%) C
6 16 (4.19%) Bash Shell
7 15 (3.93%) JavaScript
8 13 (3.40%) C#
9 10 (2.62%) Perl
9 10 (2.62%) Shell Script
10 9 (2.36%) C++
10 9 (2.36%) PL/SQL
11 8 (2.09%) T-SQL
12 7 (1.83%) Python
13 4 (1.05%) Objective-C
13 4 (1.05%) PHP
14 3 (0.79%) AWK
15 2 (0.52%) VB
16 1 (0.26%) XQuery
16 1 (0.26%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 161 (42.15%) Security Cleared
2 110 (28.80%) SC Cleared
3 48 (12.57%) DV Cleared
4 27 (7.07%) Cisco Certification
5 24 (6.28%) CISSP
6 23 (6.02%) Microsoft Certification
7 21 (5.50%) CCNA
8 13 (3.40%) MCSE
9 11 (2.88%) Degree
10 10 (2.62%) CISM
11 9 (2.36%) CCNP
12 8 (2.09%) CCSE
13 7 (1.83%) CISA
13 7 (1.83%) MCP
14 6 (1.57%) MCTS
15 4 (1.05%) CTC Cleared
15 4 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
15 4 (1.05%) CCIE
16 3 (0.79%) CCIP
16 3 (0.79%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (5.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (4.19%) PCI DSS
3 13 (3.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 9 (2.36%) QA
5 6 (1.57%) SLA
6 2 (0.52%) JSP 440
6 2 (0.52%) COBIT
7 1 (0.26%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.26%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.26%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 121 (31.68%) Active Directory
2 35 (9.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (6.54%) VMware ESXi
4 21 (5.50%) Hyper-V
5 19 (4.97%) vSphere
6 13 (3.40%) Firmware
6 13 (3.40%) ProxySG
7 11 (2.88%) XenApp
8 9 (2.36%) UAG
9 6 (1.57%) Microsoft App-V
10 5 (1.31%) Forefront TMG
10 5 (1.31%) XenDesktop
11 4 (1.05%) vCloud
12 3 (0.79%) Squid
13 2 (0.52%) XenServer
13 2 (0.52%) Novell eDirectory
13 2 (0.52%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 2 (0.52%) Nmap
13 2 (0.52%) ISA Server
13 2 (0.52%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 52 (13.61%) SCCM
2 30 (7.85%) SCOM
3 18 (4.71%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 16 (4.19%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 14 (3.66%) FortiGate
6 8 (2.09%) SCOrch
6 8 (2.09%) WMI
6 8 (2.09%) CA SiteMinder
7 7 (1.83%) McAfee ePO
7 7 (1.83%) HP Quality Center
8 6 (1.57%) OpenSSO
9 5 (1.31%) Cisco CUCM
10 4 (1.05%) OpenIDM
10 4 (1.05%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 4 (1.05%) Puppet
10 4 (1.05%) WSUS
10 4 (1.05%) Nessus
10 4 (1.05%) Nagios
11 3 (0.79%) Tivoli Identity Manager
11 3 (0.79%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 131 (34.29%) Microsoft
2 91 (23.82%) VMware
3 63 (16.49%) Cisco
4 42 (10.99%) Juniper
5 40 (10.47%) F5
6 39 (10.21%) Oracle
7 37 (9.69%) Citrix
8 27 (7.07%) Red Hat
8 27 (7.07%) HP
8 27 (7.07%) Blue Coat
9 25 (6.54%) CheckPoint
10 16 (4.19%) Sourcefire
10 16 (4.19%) CA
11 14 (3.66%) IBM
12 13 (3.40%) Sophos
13 11 (2.88%) Google
14 9 (2.36%) Symantec
14 9 (2.36%) Dell
14 9 (2.36%) Splunk
15 8 (2.09%) McAfee
City, London
Red10
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £380 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Mercator IT Solutions
Rate: £Market
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading
Volt
Rate: £300.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
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Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £440.00 per day
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