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 3 July 2015 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Public-Key Infrastructure (PKI)
Rank 364 463 459
Rank change year-on-year
+99 -4
Contract jobs citing PKI 268 129 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.48% 0.24% 0.20%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.53% 0.76% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 57 53
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£370 £400 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.40% -15.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £220 £297
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £545
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £385 £474
% change year-on-year
-3.80% -18.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Average hourly rate £20.19 £45.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.14% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.19 £45.00 -
% change year-on-year
-55.14% -

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
17514 16879 16449
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 31.37% 31.89% 33.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 10919 10366 9706
Average daily rate £415 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 651 644 726
Average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.52% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £42.85 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +9.75%

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 3 July 2015.

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
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 3 July 2015. 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 +96 261 £370 -12.94% 23
London +56 101 £370 -26.00% 12
South East +29 84 £425 +12.21% 4
East of England +22 31 £370 -7.40% 1
Surrey +19 29 £450 +13.92% 1
City of London +7 21 £393 -21.50% 5
Hertfordshire +6 21 £360 -24.17% 1
North West -9 21 £325 -27.77% 2
Berkshire +17 18 £415 -16.16% 1
Manchester +2 17 £325 - 2
Buckinghamshire +13 14 £400 -19.19% 1
Leatherhead - 13 £500 -
Reading +6 12 £350 -26.31% 1
Hampshire +3 12 £448 +4.67%
Welwyn Garden City - 11 £352 -
Milton Keynes +9 10 £400 -19.19% 1
North East - 9 £288 -
Staines +8 8 £513 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 8 £275 -
Tyne and Wear - 8 £288 -
Basingstoke +10 6 - -
Watford -4 6 £300 -36.84% 1
Essex -8 6 £413 +3.12%
South West -8 6 £352 - 1
West Sussex -16 6 £220 -
Scotland 0 5 £466 +24.26%
West Midlands +1 4 £200 - 1
Somerset - 4 - -
Suffolk - 4 £563 -
Colchester - 4 £413 -

PKI
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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.

1 154 (31.62%) Firewall
2 148 (30.39%) Active Directory
3 144 (29.57%) Windows
4 132 (27.10%) Microsoft
5 114 (23.41%) Cisco
6 112 (23.00%) Security Cleared
7 104 (21.36%) ITIL
8 94 (19.30%) Finance
8 94 (19.30%) VMware
9 90 (18.48%) VPN
10 89 (18.28%) Linux
10 89 (18.28%) SC Cleared
11 82 (16.84%) SSL
12 80 (16.43%) DNS
13 78 (16.02%) Citrix
14 77 (15.81%) TCP/IP
15 72 (14.78%) UNIX
16 71 (14.58%) Data Centre
17 66 (13.55%) LDAP
17 66 (13.55%) WAN
17 66 (13.55%) CISSP
17 66 (13.55%) Cisco ASA
18 59 (12.11%) Network Security
19 58 (11.91%) Information Security
19 58 (11.91%) Internet
20 55 (11.29%) LAN
20 55 (11.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
21 54 (11.09%) SQL
21 54 (11.09%) SIEM
22 53 (10.88%) Hyper-V

PKI
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 45 (9.24%) SharePoint
2 40 (8.21%) MS Exchange
3 35 (7.19%) IIS
4 33 (6.78%) Apache
5 30 (6.16%) Exchange Server 2010
6 28 (5.75%) WebSphere
7 19 (3.90%) JBoss
8 17 (3.49%) Tomcat
9 16 (3.29%) Lync
10 14 (2.87%) SharePoint 2013
11 13 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2013
12 12 (2.46%) SharePoint 2010
13 10 (2.05%) WebSphere Application Server
14 9 (1.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 8 (1.64%) WebLogic
16 7 (1.44%) MQSeries
17 5 (1.03%) SharePoint Server
18 4 (0.82%) Confluence
18 4 (0.82%) BizTalk Server
19 3 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 46 (9.45%) MS Excel
2 16 (3.29%) MS Office
3 15 (3.08%) MS Visio
3 15 (3.08%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.82%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.41%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.21%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 39 (8.01%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (3.49%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (1.85%) PaaS
4 8 (1.64%) Office 365
4 8 (1.64%) SaaS
5 6 (1.23%) IaaS
6 5 (1.03%) Amazon EC2
6 5 (1.03%) Amazon S3
7 4 (0.82%) AWS CloudFormation
7 4 (0.82%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 4 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.62%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (0.41%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 154 (31.62%) Firewall
2 90 (18.48%) VPN
3 82 (16.84%) SSL
4 80 (16.43%) DNS
5 77 (15.81%) TCP/IP
6 66 (13.55%) LDAP
6 66 (13.55%) WAN
6 66 (13.55%) Cisco ASA
7 59 (12.11%) Network Security
8 58 (11.91%) Internet
9 55 (11.29%) LAN
10 41 (8.42%) IPsec
10 41 (8.42%) VLAN
11 40 (8.21%) MPLS
12 37 (7.60%) Intrusion Detection
12 37 (7.60%) Wireless
13 34 (6.98%) BGP
13 34 (6.98%) DHCP
14 30 (6.16%) Ethernet
15 29 (5.95%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (5.13%) SQL Server
2 12 (2.46%) Big Data
3 8 (1.64%) Amazon RDS
4 7 (1.44%) Oracle Database
5 6 (1.23%) MySQL
6 4 (0.82%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (0.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (0.82%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (0.62%) DB2
7 3 (0.62%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (0.62%) NoSQL
8 2 (0.41%) Sybase ASA
9 1 (0.21%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.21%) Pentaho
9 1 (0.21%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.21%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.21%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (1.85%) Introscope
2 8 (1.64%) LoadRunner
3 6 (1.23%) Maven
3 6 (1.23%) Visual Studio
3 6 (1.23%) Eclipse
3 6 (1.23%) Git (software)
3 6 (1.23%) Jenkins
4 5 (1.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 4 (0.82%) TeamCity
5 4 (0.82%) JIRA
6 3 (0.62%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (0.41%) StarTeam
7 2 (0.41%) Ant
8 1 (0.21%) JUnit
8 1 (0.21%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (0.21%) WinRunner
8 1 (0.21%) TestDirector
8 1 (0.21%) HP UFT
8 1 (0.21%) JMeter
8 1 (0.21%) Subversion
General
1 94 (19.30%) Finance
2 28 (5.75%) Telecoms
2 28 (5.75%) Banking
3 22 (4.52%) Multimedia
4 10 (2.05%) Investment Banking
5 9 (1.85%) Publishing
5 9 (1.85%) Financial Institution
6 7 (1.44%) Electronics
7 4 (0.82%) Legal
7 4 (0.82%) Spanish Language
7 4 (0.82%) Retail
8 3 (0.62%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.62%) Automotive
9 2 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.21%) Advertising
10 1 (0.21%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 78 (16.02%) Architect
2 62 (12.73%) Consultant
3 55 (11.29%) Analyst
4 46 (9.45%) Security Engineer
5 37 (7.60%) Security Architect
6 32 (6.57%) Security Analyst
7 27 (5.54%) Network Engineer
8 25 (5.13%) Developer
8 25 (5.13%) Security Consultant
9 22 (4.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 19 (3.90%) Technical Analyst
11 18 (3.70%) Systems Engineer
12 17 (3.49%) Server Engineer
12 17 (3.49%) Active Directory Consultant
13 13 (2.67%) Security Manager
13 13 (2.67%) Infrastructure Architect
14 11 (2.26%) Java Developer
15 10 (2.05%) Support Engineer
16 9 (1.85%) Technical Architect
16 9 (1.85%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (6.98%) Middleware
2 28 (5.75%) Web Services
3 18 (3.70%) .NET
4 16 (3.29%) XML
5 10 (2.05%) HTML
5 10 (2.05%) Java EE
5 10 (2.05%) OAuth
6 9 (1.85%) J2EE
6 9 (1.85%) SAML
7 8 (1.64%) HTML5
8 6 (1.23%) JSON
8 6 (1.23%) JCE
9 5 (1.03%) WCF
10 4 (0.82%) TIBCO EMS
10 4 (0.82%) Hibernate
10 4 (0.82%) SAP Basis
10 4 (0.82%) JMS
10 4 (0.82%) JSP
10 4 (0.82%) REST
10 4 (0.82%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 71 (14.58%) Data Centre
2 48 (9.86%) Analytical Skills
3 45 (9.24%) Management Information System
4 23 (4.72%) Clustering
4 23 (4.72%) Cryptography
5 14 (2.87%) DataPower
6 11 (2.26%) Computer Science
6 11 (2.26%) Data Protection Act
6 11 (2.26%) Client/Server
7 10 (2.05%) Blackberry
7 10 (2.05%) Mainframe
7 10 (2.05%) Smart Meter
8 8 (1.64%) Algorithms
8 8 (1.64%) Public Cloud
9 6 (1.23%) Mobile App
10 5 (1.03%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 5 (1.03%) Replication
11 4 (0.82%) iPad
12 3 (0.62%) Life Science
12 3 (0.62%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 144 (29.57%) Windows
2 89 (18.28%) Linux
3 72 (14.78%) UNIX
4 43 (8.83%) Windows Server 2008
5 37 (7.60%) Windows Server 2012
6 31 (6.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 30 (6.16%) Solaris
8 17 (3.49%) AIX
9 16 (3.29%) Windows Server 2003
10 12 (2.46%) Windows 7
11 7 (1.44%) CentOS
12 5 (1.03%) Android
13 4 (0.82%) Windows XP
14 3 (0.62%) Ubuntu
14 3 (0.62%) Windows 8
15 2 (0.41%) zOS
16 1 (0.21%) Windows Mobile
16 1 (0.21%) Windows Vista
16 1 (0.21%) VMS
16 1 (0.21%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (21.36%) ITIL
2 58 (11.91%) Information Security
3 54 (11.09%) SIEM
4 47 (9.65%) Migration
5 42 (8.62%) Penetration Testing
6 40 (8.21%) Kalman Filter
7 38 (7.80%) Service Delivery
8 37 (7.60%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 34 (6.98%) Project Management
10 32 (6.57%) Identity Management
11 29 (5.95%) Risk Management
12 26 (5.34%) Vulnerability Management
13 24 (4.93%) Load Balancing
14 22 (4.52%) Enterprise Architecture
15 21 (4.31%) Security Management
15 21 (4.31%) Agile Software Development
15 21 (4.31%) Network Management
15 21 (4.31%) Security Architecture
16 20 (4.11%) Change Management
16 20 (4.11%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 54 (11.09%) SQL
2 50 (10.27%) Java
3 27 (5.54%) Shell Script
3 27 (5.54%) PowerShell
4 23 (4.72%) C#
5 18 (3.70%) C++
6 15 (3.08%) C
7 13 (2.67%) VBScript
8 12 (2.46%) Perl
9 9 (1.85%) Python
10 7 (1.44%) PHP
11 6 (1.23%) ABAP
12 5 (1.03%) VB.NET
12 5 (1.03%) Bash Shell
13 4 (0.82%) Delphi
14 3 (0.62%) PL/SQL
15 2 (0.41%) VB
15 2 (0.41%) XQuery
15 2 (0.41%) R
15 2 (0.41%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 112 (23.00%) Security Cleared
2 89 (18.28%) SC Cleared
3 66 (13.55%) CISSP
4 41 (8.42%) CISM
5 33 (6.78%) Cisco Certification
6 32 (6.57%) Degree
7 27 (5.54%) Microsoft Certification
8 26 (5.34%) DV Cleared
9 24 (4.93%) CCNA
10 23 (4.72%) CISMP
11 22 (4.52%) ITIL Certification
12 21 (4.31%) CCNP
13 15 (3.08%) MCP
13 15 (3.08%) CCENT
14 14 (2.87%) MCSE
15 13 (2.67%) Citrix Certification
15 13 (2.67%) CCSE
16 12 (2.46%) CISA
17 9 (1.85%) CCIP
18 8 (1.64%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (11.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 28 (5.75%) PCI DSS
3 23 (4.72%) QA
4 11 (2.26%) COBIT
5 8 (1.64%) SLA
6 6 (1.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.82%) COSO
8 3 (0.62%) GxP
System Software
1 148 (30.39%) Active Directory
2 53 (10.88%) Hyper-V
3 41 (8.42%) VMware Infrastructure
4 26 (5.34%) vSphere
5 23 (4.72%) XenApp
6 18 (3.70%) UAG
7 14 (2.87%) Microsoft App-V
8 13 (2.67%) XenDesktop
9 8 (1.64%) vCloud
10 7 (1.44%) Snort
11 5 (1.03%) Squid
11 5 (1.03%) XenServer
12 4 (0.82%) ProxySG
12 4 (0.82%) Terminal Services
12 4 (0.82%) ISA Server
13 3 (0.62%) Xen
13 3 (0.62%) VMware ESX
13 3 (0.62%) KVM
13 3 (0.62%) RHEV
13 3 (0.62%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 30 (6.16%) SCOM
2 29 (5.95%) SCCM
3 19 (3.90%) WSUS
3 19 (3.90%) McAfee ePO
4 13 (2.67%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 10 (2.05%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 9 (1.85%) CA Wily
7 8 (1.64%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 7 (1.44%) CA Single Sign-On
8 7 (1.44%) Tivoli
9 6 (1.23%) Norton AntiVirus
9 6 (1.23%) SCOrch
10 5 (1.03%) XenMobile
10 5 (1.03%) Backup Exec
11 4 (0.82%) SCVMM
11 4 (0.82%) NetBackup
11 4 (0.82%) Puppet
12 3 (0.62%) yum
12 3 (0.62%) HP SIM
12 3 (0.62%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 132 (27.10%) Microsoft
2 114 (23.41%) Cisco
3 94 (19.30%) VMware
4 78 (16.02%) Citrix
5 52 (10.68%) CheckPoint
6 37 (7.60%) HP
7 34 (6.98%) IBM
8 30 (6.16%) McAfee
9 29 (5.95%) Red Hat
10 28 (5.75%) Oracle
11 27 (5.54%) Juniper
11 27 (5.54%) Clearswift
11 27 (5.54%) Kaspersky
12 26 (5.34%) F5
12 26 (5.34%) Dell
13 23 (4.72%) Symantec
14 22 (4.52%) CA
14 22 (4.52%) SolarWinds
15 21 (4.31%) AppSense
16 20 (4.11%) Infoblox
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