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 1 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Public-Key Infrastructure (PKI)
Rank 367 391 497
Rank change year-on-year
+24 +106
Contract jobs citing PKI 324 270 125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.58% 0.48% 0.23%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.78% 1.50% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 198 150 62
Average daily rate £475 £355 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.80% -15.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £275 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £675
UK excluding London average daily rate £473 £400 £398
% change year-on-year
+18.12% +0.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 3
Average hourly rate £26.00 £20.19 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.80% -37.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.20 £20.09 £31.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.46 £23.09 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £20.19 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+28.80% -37.89%

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
18208 17980 17517
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 32.58% 31.69% 32.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 11846 10898 10690
Average daily rate £425 £420 £401
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +4.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 596 704 760
Average hourly rate £22.00 £18.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.91% -11.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £11.96 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.39 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.75 £18.90 £20.21
% change year-on-year
+15.07% -6.45%

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 1 May 2016.

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 1 May 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +6 264 £473 +35.00% 31
South East +41 135 £475 +9.51% 8
London -56 58 £495 +46.66% 5
Surrey +27 57 £500 - 1
Scotland +14 44 £475 +26.66% 4
North West +1 42 £450 +35.84% 5
Leatherhead +4 39 £500 -
Hampshire +16 31 £413 -2.94% 1
Berkshire +4 27 £450 -0.55% 3
Reading +2 20 £450 +5.88%
Manchester -16 18 £460 +41.53% 4
Renfrewshire -19 18 £323 -7.18% 1
Erskine -25 18 £323 -7.18% 1
Edinburgh +3 16 £475 +26.66% 2
Lancashire - 15 £661 -
Basingstoke -2 11 £400 -
East of England +9 10 £600 +26.31% 2
Blackpool - 10 £693 -
Cheshire -1 7 £385 -12.50%
South West -1 7 £493 +118.88% 4
West Sussex -9 7 £343 +18.10% 1
Glasgow +11 6 £500 +28.20% 1
West Midlands -11 6 £338 -
Bristol - 6 £496 - 1
Warrington - 6 £390 -
Hook +4 5 £310 -
Hertfordshire +3 4 - - 1
Warwickshire +1 4 £338 +68.75%
Suffolk - 4 - -
Hemel Hempstead - 4 - -

PKI
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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.

1 198 (40.99%) Security Cleared
2 179 (37.06%) Windows
3 176 (36.44%) Active Directory
4 151 (31.26%) SC Cleared
5 149 (30.85%) Microsoft
6 112 (23.19%) Linux
7 109 (22.57%) Firewall
8 99 (20.50%) Java
9 94 (19.46%) DNS
10 86 (17.81%) Windows Server
11 82 (16.98%) Cryptography
12 80 (16.56%) LDAP
13 76 (15.73%) SSL
14 67 (13.87%) VMware
15 65 (13.46%) Microsoft Certification
15 65 (13.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 63 (13.04%) Unix
17 60 (12.42%) Finance
18 58 (12.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
18 58 (12.01%) Information Security
19 56 (11.59%) Agile Software Development
19 56 (11.59%) Identity Management
20 54 (11.18%) VMware Infrastructure
21 53 (10.97%) Kerberos
21 53 (10.97%) VPN
21 53 (10.97%) Data Centre
22 48 (9.94%) ITIL
22 48 (9.94%) Replication
23 47 (9.73%) CISSP
23 47 (9.73%) Windows Server 2012

PKI
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 28 (5.80%) JBoss
1 28 (5.80%) MS Exchange
2 27 (5.59%) Apache
3 25 (5.18%) IIS
4 24 (4.97%) SharePoint
5 22 (4.55%) Skype for Business
6 17 (3.52%) Confluence
7 15 (3.11%) Tomcat
8 13 (2.69%) Exchange Server 2010
9 11 (2.28%) Exchange Server 2013
10 8 (1.66%) SharePoint 2013
11 7 (1.45%) WebSphere
12 4 (0.83%) OpenStack
13 3 (0.62%) CICS
13 3 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2007
13 3 (0.62%) GlassFish
13 3 (0.62%) nginx
14 2 (0.41%) MQSeries
14 2 (0.41%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 2 (0.41%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 43 (8.90%) MS Excel
2 17 (3.52%) MS Office
3 11 (2.28%) MS Visio
4 8 (1.66%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.83%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (1.24%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.21%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 29 (6.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 28 (5.80%) Amazon AWS
2 28 (5.80%) Office 365
3 10 (2.07%) AWS CloudFormation
4 9 (1.86%) Amazon S3
5 8 (1.66%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 8 (1.66%) Amazon EC2
6 7 (1.45%) Cloud Computing
6 7 (1.45%) IaaS
7 6 (1.24%) Azure Active Directory
8 4 (0.83%) SaaS
9 3 (0.62%) Amazon SQS
10 2 (0.41%) Amazon ELB
10 2 (0.41%) HP Helion
11 1 (0.21%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 109 (22.57%) Firewall
2 94 (19.46%) DNS
3 80 (16.56%) LDAP
4 76 (15.73%) SSL
5 53 (10.97%) Kerberos
5 53 (10.97%) VPN
6 43 (8.90%) X.500
7 42 (8.70%) Intrusion Detection
8 39 (8.07%) TCP/IP
9 36 (7.45%) Internet
10 35 (7.25%) Wireless
11 28 (5.80%) DHCP
12 27 (5.59%) HTTP
13 25 (5.18%) Network Security
14 21 (4.35%) IPsec
15 20 (4.14%) LAN
15 20 (4.14%) SSH
16 19 (3.93%) SAN
17 18 (3.73%) WAN
18 16 (3.31%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (7.87%) SQL Server
2 18 (3.73%) Amazon RDS
2 18 (3.73%) MySQL
3 10 (2.07%) Oracle Database
4 8 (1.66%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (1.24%) DB2
6 4 (0.83%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (0.62%) Big Data
7 3 (0.62%) Infinispan
7 3 (0.62%) RDBMS
7 3 (0.62%) Redis
7 3 (0.62%) Relational Database
7 3 (0.62%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (0.62%) VoltDB
8 2 (0.41%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (0.41%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.21%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.21%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.21%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 31 (6.42%) Jenkins
2 27 (5.59%) Eclipse
2 27 (5.59%) Maven
3 17 (3.52%) JIRA
4 12 (2.48%) Cucumber
4 12 (2.48%) HP UFT
4 12 (2.48%) JMeter
4 12 (2.48%) Selenium
5 11 (2.28%) LoadRunner
6 10 (2.07%) Git (software)
7 9 (1.86%) Octopus Deploy
8 8 (1.66%) JUnit
9 7 (1.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 7 (1.45%) IntelliJ
9 7 (1.45%) Subversion
9 7 (1.45%) TeamCity
10 5 (1.04%) Vagrant
11 2 (0.41%) Hudson
11 2 (0.41%) Mercurial
12 1 (0.21%) SoapUI
General
1 60 (12.42%) Finance
2 20 (4.14%) Banking
3 10 (2.07%) Telecoms
4 8 (1.66%) Financial Institution
5 6 (1.24%) Multimedia
5 6 (1.24%) Retail
6 4 (0.83%) French Language
6 4 (0.83%) Legal
6 4 (0.83%) Marketing
7 3 (0.62%) German Language
7 3 (0.62%) Italian Language
7 3 (0.62%) Law
7 3 (0.62%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.62%) Portuguese Language
7 3 (0.62%) Spanish Language
8 2 (0.41%) Billing
8 2 (0.41%) Electronics
8 2 (0.41%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.21%) Local Government
9 1 (0.21%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 108 (22.36%) Consultant
2 63 (13.04%) Architect
3 62 (12.84%) Security Consultant
4 46 (9.52%) Active Directory Engineer
5 41 (8.49%) Security Architect
6 34 (7.04%) Security Engineer
7 33 (6.83%) Project Manager
8 31 (6.42%) Support Engineer
9 28 (5.80%) Analyst
10 25 (5.18%) Security Manager
11 23 (4.76%) Developer
12 18 (3.73%) Security Project Manager
13 17 (3.52%) IT Consultant
13 17 (3.52%) Java Developer
14 16 (3.31%) IT Security Consultant
14 16 (3.31%) Network Engineer
15 13 (2.69%) Technical Leader
16 12 (2.48%) Information Assurance Consultant
16 12 (2.48%) Information Security Consultant
16 12 (2.48%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (6.83%) XML
2 28 (5.80%) SAML
3 22 (4.55%) Web Services
4 19 (3.93%) .NET
4 19 (3.93%) JCE
5 18 (3.73%) Middleware
6 17 (3.52%) Java EE
7 10 (2.07%) OAuth
8 9 (1.86%) 802.1X
8 9 (1.86%) LAMP
9 7 (1.45%) SOAP
10 5 (1.04%) OAuth2
11 4 (0.83%) REST
11 4 (0.83%) SPNEGO
11 4 (0.83%) Spring
12 3 (0.62%) DCOM
12 3 (0.62%) Hibernate
12 3 (0.62%) Play Framework
12 3 (0.62%) RESTful
12 3 (0.62%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 82 (16.98%) Cryptography
2 53 (10.97%) Data Centre
3 48 (9.94%) Replication
4 34 (7.04%) Algorithms
5 31 (6.42%) Analytical Skills
6 29 (6.00%) Computer Science
7 23 (4.76%) Management Information System
8 14 (2.90%) Smart Meter
9 13 (2.69%) CESG
9 13 (2.69%) Clustering
9 13 (2.69%) Mainframe
10 10 (2.07%) Video Conferencing
11 8 (1.66%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 6 (1.24%) CESG CLAS
12 6 (1.24%) Hedge funds
12 6 (1.24%) Private Cloud
12 6 (1.24%) Smart Energy
13 5 (1.04%) DataPower
13 5 (1.04%) Public Cloud
14 4 (0.83%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 179 (37.06%) Windows
2 112 (23.19%) Linux
3 86 (17.81%) Windows Server
4 65 (13.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 63 (13.04%) Unix
6 47 (9.73%) Windows Server 2012
7 40 (8.28%) Windows Server 2008
8 20 (4.14%) Solaris
9 16 (3.31%) Windows 10
9 16 (3.31%) Windows Server 2003
10 14 (2.90%) Mac OS X
11 12 (2.48%) Windows 7
12 9 (1.86%) Ubuntu
13 7 (1.45%) AIX
14 6 (1.24%) Windows 8
15 3 (0.62%) Android
15 3 (0.62%) Apple iOS
15 3 (0.62%) CentOS
15 3 (0.62%) Windows 2000
16 2 (0.41%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (12.01%) Information Security
2 56 (11.59%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (11.59%) Identity Management
3 48 (9.94%) ITIL
4 37 (7.66%) PRINCE2
5 35 (7.25%) Cybersecurity
6 33 (6.83%) Information Assurance
7 31 (6.42%) Security Management
8 30 (6.21%) Integration Testing
9 28 (5.80%) Project Management
10 27 (5.59%) Migration
11 26 (5.38%) Network Architecture
12 25 (5.18%) SIEM
13 24 (4.97%) Waterfall
14 23 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
15 22 (4.55%) Service Delivery
16 21 (4.35%) Vulnerability Assessment
17 19 (3.93%) Security Operations
18 18 (3.73%) Identity Access Management
18 18 (3.73%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 99 (20.50%) Java
2 46 (9.52%) PowerShell
3 36 (7.45%) SQL
4 31 (6.42%) Perl
5 30 (6.21%) Shell Script
6 29 (6.00%) Python
7 23 (4.76%) Ruby
8 16 (3.31%) C#
9 15 (3.11%) C
10 14 (2.90%) JavaScript
11 11 (2.28%) PHP
12 8 (1.66%) PL/SQL
12 8 (1.66%) VBScript
13 6 (1.24%) C++
13 6 (1.24%) VBA
14 3 (0.62%) AWK
14 3 (0.62%) Bash Shell
14 3 (0.62%) sed
14 3 (0.62%) T-SQL
15 2 (0.41%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 198 (40.99%) Security Cleared
2 151 (31.26%) SC Cleared
3 65 (13.46%) Microsoft Certification
4 47 (9.73%) CISSP
5 43 (8.90%) Degree
6 39 (8.07%) CLAS
6 39 (8.07%) MCP
7 38 (7.87%) DV Cleared
8 37 (7.66%) CESG Certified Professional
9 35 (7.25%) MCSE
10 28 (5.80%) MCTS
11 24 (4.97%) Cisco Certification
12 23 (4.76%) CISM
13 12 (2.48%) CCNP
14 11 (2.28%) MCSA
15 10 (2.07%) CCIE
15 10 (2.07%) CCNA
16 9 (1.86%) CISA
17 8 (1.66%) CISMP
17 8 (1.66%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (12.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 25 (5.18%) RMADS
3 24 (4.97%) PCI DSS
4 18 (3.73%) QA
5 15 (3.11%) FIPS 140-2
6 12 (2.48%) COBIT
7 9 (1.86%) SLA
8 5 (1.04%) JSP 440
9 4 (0.83%) COSO
9 4 (0.83%) SAS 70
10 2 (0.41%) Disclosure Scotland
10 2 (0.41%) GPG13
10 2 (0.41%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 2 (0.41%) ISO27005
10 2 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.21%) HIPAA
11 1 (0.21%) ISO22301
11 1 (0.21%) SEPA
11 1 (0.21%) WAI
11 1 (0.21%) WCAG
System Software
1 176 (36.44%) Active Directory
2 54 (11.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (4.55%) UAG
4 16 (3.31%) ISA Server
4 16 (3.31%) XenApp
5 15 (3.11%) Hyper-V
5 15 (3.11%) XenDesktop
6 9 (1.86%) Microsoft App-V
6 9 (1.86%) vSphere
6 9 (1.86%) XenServer
7 7 (1.45%) BitLocker
8 6 (1.24%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 6 (1.24%) Veritas File System
8 6 (1.24%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 5 (1.04%) VMware ESX
9 5 (1.04%) VMware Workstation
10 4 (0.83%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (0.62%) RACF
11 3 (0.62%) Squid
12 2 (0.41%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 33 (6.83%) SCCM
2 22 (4.55%) WSUS
3 10 (2.07%) Norton AntiVirus
3 10 (2.07%) SCOM
4 9 (1.86%) Puppet
5 8 (1.66%) Nagios
6 7 (1.45%) Ansible
6 7 (1.45%) EdgeSight
6 7 (1.45%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (1.45%) yum
7 6 (1.24%) Cisco CUCM
7 6 (1.24%) RSA Security Analytics
7 6 (1.24%) SCOrch
7 6 (1.24%) TADDM
8 5 (1.04%) Nessus
8 5 (1.04%) Nmap
9 4 (0.83%) FortiGate
9 4 (0.83%) SCVMM
10 3 (0.62%) SmoothWall
10 3 (0.62%) WMI
Vendors
1 149 (30.85%) Microsoft
2 67 (13.87%) VMware
3 42 (8.70%) HP
4 39 (8.07%) Cisco
5 38 (7.87%) Citrix
6 36 (7.45%) Oracle
7 35 (7.25%) Red Hat
8 24 (4.97%) F5
9 19 (3.93%) Palo Alto
10 16 (3.31%) Symantec
11 15 (3.11%) Intel Security
12 14 (2.90%) Juniper
13 12 (2.48%) CheckPoint
14 10 (2.07%) Splunk
15 8 (1.66%) Remedy
16 7 (1.45%) CA
16 7 (1.45%) SolarWinds
16 7 (1.45%) Wyse
17 6 (1.24%) 3PAR
17 6 (1.24%) BMC
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