Period
to 21 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for Patch Management skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Patch Management over the 6 months to 21 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Patch Management
Central London > City of London
6 months to
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 230 216 191
Rank change year-on-year -14 -25 +74
Contract jobs citing Patch Management 23 14 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.32% 0.23% 0.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.37% 0.26% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 12 18
City of London median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £329 £328 £278
90th Percentile £491 £613 £491
Central London median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
City of London median hourly rate £16.00 - -
Central London median hourly rate £16.00 - -

Patch Management is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 6,233 5,365 5,722
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 87.81% 87.00% 86.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,966 4,270 4,573
City of London median daily rate £505 £488 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.59% +2.63% +5.56%
10th Percentile £334 £313 £293
90th Percentile £688 £675 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 52 59
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £20.63 £21.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.33% -2.39% +9.38%
10th Percentile £11.63 £13.74 £11.93
90th Percentile £41.65 £55.00 £51.90
Central London median hourly rate £20.25 £19.92 £21.13
% change year-on-year +1.66% -5.73% +17.39%

Patch Management
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Patch Management as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Patch Management in the City of London

Patch Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Patch Management in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Patch Management in the City of London

Patch Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Patch Management in the City of London over the 6 months to 21 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Patch Management in the City of London

Patch Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Patch Management in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Patch Management in the City of London

For the 6 months to 21 February 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Patch Management 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 City of London region with a requirement for Patch Management.

1 12 (52.17%) Microsoft
2 11 (47.83%) Windows
3 10 (43.48%) Finance
3 10 (43.48%) PowerShell
4 9 (39.13%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (39.13%) Active Directory
5 7 (30.43%) Linux
5 7 (30.43%) Qualys
6 6 (26.09%) Ivanti
6 6 (26.09%) Microsoft App-V
6 6 (26.09%) Banking
6 6 (26.09%) Security Management
6 6 (26.09%) ITIL
6 6 (26.09%) VPN
6 6 (26.09%) McAfee
6 6 (26.09%) Data Centre
7 5 (21.74%) Windows Server
7 5 (21.74%) DNS
7 5 (21.74%) Change Management
7 5 (21.74%) Degree
8 4 (17.39%) Data Security
8 4 (17.39%) Release Management
8 4 (17.39%) Information Security
8 4 (17.39%) Internet
8 4 (17.39%) VBScript
8 4 (17.39%) VB
8 4 (17.39%) XML
8 4 (17.39%) Security Patching
8 4 (17.39%) Amazon AWS
8 4 (17.39%) PaaS

Patch Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 3 (13.04%) MQSeries
2 2 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (8.70%) MS Exchange
2 2 (8.70%) Skype for Business
3 1 (4.35%) Apache
3 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (4.35%) IIS
3 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
3 1 (4.35%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (13.04%) Kondor
Cloud Services
1 9 (39.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (17.39%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (17.39%) IaaS
2 4 (17.39%) PaaS
3 3 (13.04%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (8.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (26.09%) VPN
2 5 (21.74%) DNS
3 4 (17.39%) Internet
4 3 (13.04%) SNMP
5 2 (8.70%) Firewall
5 2 (8.70%) VoIP
6 1 (4.35%) DHCP
6 1 (4.35%) Skype
6 1 (4.35%) SMTP
6 1 (4.35%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.04%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (43.48%) Finance
2 6 (26.09%) Banking
3 3 (13.04%) Back Office
3 3 (13.04%) Front Office
4 2 (8.70%) Retail Banking
5 1 (4.35%) Advertising
5 1 (4.35%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (21.74%) Consultant
2 4 (17.39%) Azure Consultant
3 3 (13.04%) Development Specialist
3 3 (13.04%) Kondor Support
3 3 (13.04%) Support Specialist
4 2 (8.70%) Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Security Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Support Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (4.35%) Administrator
5 1 (4.35%) Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Desktop Support
5 1 (4.35%) Help Desk Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Help Desk Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Help Desk Support
5 1 (4.35%) Help Desk Support Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Service Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (17.39%) XML
2 3 (13.04%) Rendezvous
3 1 (4.35%) .NET
3 1 (4.35%) AngularJS
3 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET
3 1 (4.35%) CSS
3 1 (4.35%) HTML
3 1 (4.35%) jQuery
3 1 (4.35%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 6 (26.09%) Data Centre
2 2 (8.70%) Computer Science
2 2 (8.70%) Management Information System
2 2 (8.70%) Public Cloud
3 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.35%) Blackberry
3 1 (4.35%) Clustering
3 1 (4.35%) Data Structures
3 1 (4.35%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 11 (47.83%) Windows
2 7 (30.43%) Linux
3 5 (21.74%) Windows Server
4 3 (13.04%) Solaris
4 3 (13.04%) Unix
4 3 (13.04%) Windows 7
5 1 (4.35%) Android
5 1 (4.35%) Apple iOS
5 1 (4.35%) Mac OS
5 1 (4.35%) VMS
5 1 (4.35%) Windows 10
5 1 (4.35%) Windows 2000
5 1 (4.35%) Windows 8
5 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (4.35%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (26.09%) ITIL
1 6 (26.09%) Security Management
2 5 (21.74%) Change Management
3 4 (17.39%) Data Security
3 4 (17.39%) Information Security
3 4 (17.39%) Release Management
3 4 (17.39%) Security Patching
3 4 (17.39%) SIEM
4 3 (13.04%) Configuration Management
4 3 (13.04%) Identity Access Management
4 3 (13.04%) Problem Management
5 2 (8.70%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (8.70%) Compliance Management
5 2 (8.70%) Creative Problem-Solving
5 2 (8.70%) DevOps
5 2 (8.70%) Planning and Forecasting
5 2 (8.70%) Security Operations
5 2 (8.70%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 2 (8.70%) Vulnerability Management
5 2 (8.70%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 10 (43.48%) PowerShell
2 4 (17.39%) VB
2 4 (17.39%) VBScript
3 3 (13.04%) Java
3 3 (13.04%) Perl
3 3 (13.04%) Shell Script
4 2 (8.70%) Bash Shell
4 2 (8.70%) Python
4 2 (8.70%) Ruby
5 1 (4.35%) C#
5 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
5 1 (4.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (21.74%) Degree
2 3 (13.04%) HP ASE
3 2 (8.70%) (ISC)2 CCSP
3 2 (8.70%) CCSP
3 2 (8.70%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (8.70%) CISM
3 2 (8.70%) CISSP
3 2 (8.70%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (4.35%) MCSD
4 1 (4.35%) MCSE
4 1 (4.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) GDPR
1 2 (8.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (8.70%) PCI DSS
2 1 (4.35%) QA
2 1 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (39.13%) Active Directory
2 6 (26.09%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (13.04%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (4.35%) Hyper-V
5 1 (4.35%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (13.04%) Norton AntiVirus
1 3 (13.04%) OpenView
1 3 (13.04%) Thomson Reuters DACS
1 3 (13.04%) Tivoli
2 2 (8.70%) Ansible
2 2 (8.70%) Nessus
2 2 (8.70%) OSSEC
2 2 (8.70%) Packer
2 2 (8.70%) Terraform
3 1 (4.35%) Backup Exec
3 1 (4.35%) SCCM
3 1 (4.35%) SCOM
Vendors
1 12 (52.17%) Microsoft
2 7 (30.43%) Qualys
3 6 (26.09%) Ivanti
3 6 (26.09%) McAfee
4 3 (13.04%) Hitachi
4 3 (13.04%) HP
4 3 (13.04%) IBM
4 3 (13.04%) Oracle
4 3 (13.04%) Reuters
4 3 (13.04%) Sybase
4 3 (13.04%) Symantec
4 3 (13.04%) TIBCO
4 3 (13.04%) Veritas
4 3 (13.04%) VMware
5 2 (8.70%) Intel
5 2 (8.70%) Sourcefire
5 2 (8.70%) Trend Micro
5 2 (8.70%) Tripwire
6 1 (4.35%) AlienVault
6 1 (4.35%) Citrix