Period
to 13 December 2017

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 13 December 2017 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
13 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 212 202 227
Rank change year-on-year -10 +25 +54
Contract jobs citing Patch Management 32 35 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.44% 0.53% 0.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.50% 0.61% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 31 25
City of London median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% -5.26%
10th Percentile £325 £356 £361
90th Percentile £525 £613 £525
Central London median daily rate £450 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -5.26%
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 6369 5748 7118
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 88.41% 87.57% 84.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 5079 4565 5674
City of London median daily rate £510 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.37% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £325 £319 £288
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 60 53 65
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £20.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.50% -4.76% +10.53%
10th Percentile £13.15 £13.75 £12.12
90th Percentile £31.05 £55.00 £43.90
Central London median hourly rate £20.25 £19.00 £20.25
% change year-on-year +6.58% -6.17% +13.35%

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 13 December 2017.

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 13 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Patch Management also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Patch Management.

1 15 (46.88%) Microsoft
2 13 (40.63%) Windows
3 12 (37.50%) Finance
4 10 (31.25%) Active Directory
4 10 (31.25%) Microsoft Azure
5 9 (28.13%) Linux
5 9 (28.13%) PowerShell
6 8 (25.00%) Security Management
7 7 (21.88%) Microsoft App-V
7 7 (21.88%) LANDesk
7 7 (21.88%) Release Management
7 7 (21.88%) Qualys
7 7 (21.88%) ITIL
7 7 (21.88%) Amazon AWS
8 6 (18.75%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (18.75%) Windows 7
8 6 (18.75%) SIEM
8 6 (18.75%) McAfee
8 6 (18.75%) Degree
8 6 (18.75%) Banking
8 6 (18.75%) Firewall
9 5 (15.63%) Change Management
9 5 (15.63%) Information Security
9 5 (15.63%) VPN
9 5 (15.63%) DevOps
9 5 (15.63%) Data Centre
10 4 (12.50%) Packer
10 4 (12.50%) Security Patching
10 4 (12.50%) Terraform
10 4 (12.50%) IaaS

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 (9.38%) Jetty
1 3 (9.38%) nginx
1 3 (9.38%) Tomcat
2 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (3.13%) IIS
2 1 (3.13%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.13%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.13%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (3.13%) CINEMA 4D
2 1 (3.13%) Vectorworks
Cloud Services
1 10 (31.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (21.88%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (18.75%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (12.50%) IaaS
4 4 (12.50%) PaaS
5 2 (6.25%) Cloudflare
Communications & Networking
1 6 (18.75%) Firewall
2 5 (15.63%) VPN
3 4 (12.50%) DNS
3 4 (12.50%) Internet
4 1 (3.13%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (3.13%) LAN
4 1 (3.13%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.38%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (3.13%) InstallShield
1 1 (3.13%) MSI
1 1 (3.13%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (37.50%) Finance
2 6 (18.75%) Banking
3 2 (6.25%) Retail Banking
4 1 (3.13%) Advertising
4 1 (3.13%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (18.75%) Administrator
2 5 (15.63%) Consultant
2 5 (15.63%) Systems Administrator
3 4 (12.50%) Analyst
3 4 (12.50%) Azure Consultant
3 4 (12.50%) Security Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) DevOps Administrator
4 3 (9.38%) DevOps Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) DevOps Systems Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Linux Administrator
4 3 (9.38%) Linux DevOps Administrator
4 3 (9.38%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Linux Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 3 (9.38%) Linux Systems Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 3 (9.38%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Developer
5 2 (6.25%) Security Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.38%) Servlets
2 2 (6.25%) LEMP Stack
3 1 (3.13%) .NET
3 1 (3.13%) AngularJS
3 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.13%) CSS
3 1 (3.13%) HTML
3 1 (3.13%) jQuery
3 1 (3.13%) RESTful
3 1 (3.13%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.63%) Data Centre
2 3 (9.38%) Management Information System
3 2 (6.25%) Computer Science
3 2 (6.25%) Public Cloud
4 1 (3.13%) Clustering
4 1 (3.13%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (3.13%) Data Structures
4 1 (3.13%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (3.13%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 13 (40.63%) Windows
2 9 (28.13%) Linux
3 6 (18.75%) Windows 7
4 2 (6.25%) CentOS
4 2 (6.25%) Ubuntu
4 2 (6.25%) Windows Server
5 1 (3.13%) Mac OS X
5 1 (3.13%) Unix
5 1 (3.13%) VMS
5 1 (3.13%) Windows 10
5 1 (3.13%) Windows 2000
5 1 (3.13%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (25.00%) Security Management
2 7 (21.88%) ITIL
2 7 (21.88%) Release Management
3 6 (18.75%) SIEM
4 5 (15.63%) Change Management
4 5 (15.63%) DevOps
4 5 (15.63%) Information Security
5 4 (12.50%) Configuration Management
5 4 (12.50%) Data Security
5 4 (12.50%) Security Patching
6 3 (9.38%) Identity Access Management
6 3 (9.38%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 2 (6.25%) Behavioural Analysis
7 2 (6.25%) Compliance Management
7 2 (6.25%) Contract Management
7 2 (6.25%) Creative Problem-Solving
7 2 (6.25%) Migration
7 2 (6.25%) Security Monitoring
7 2 (6.25%) Security Operations
7 2 (6.25%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 9 (28.13%) PowerShell
2 4 (12.50%) Python
2 4 (12.50%) Ruby
2 4 (12.50%) VB
2 4 (12.50%) VBScript
3 3 (9.38%) Java
3 3 (9.38%) Shell Script
4 2 (6.25%) Bash Shell
4 2 (6.25%) Perl
5 1 (3.13%) C#
5 1 (3.13%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.13%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (18.75%) Degree
2 3 (9.38%) CISM
2 3 (9.38%) CISSP
3 2 (6.25%) (ISC)2 CCSP
3 2 (6.25%) CCSP
3 2 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (6.25%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (3.13%) MCSD
4 1 (3.13%) MCSE
4 1 (3.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.38%) GDPR
1 3 (9.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (6.25%) PCI DSS
3 1 (3.13%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (3.13%) QA
3 1 (3.13%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (31.25%) Active Directory
2 7 (21.88%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (9.38%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (9.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (6.25%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (6.25%) vSphere
5 1 (3.13%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (12.50%) Packer
1 4 (12.50%) SCCM
1 4 (12.50%) Terraform
2 3 (9.38%) Norton AntiVirus
2 3 (9.38%) Puppet
3 2 (6.25%) Ansible
3 2 (6.25%) Nessus
3 2 (6.25%) OSSEC
3 2 (6.25%) WSUS
4 1 (3.13%) Backup Exec
4 1 (3.13%) Jamf Pro
4 1 (3.13%) vRealize
Vendors
1 15 (46.88%) Microsoft
2 7 (21.88%) LANDesk
2 7 (21.88%) Qualys
3 6 (18.75%) McAfee
4 4 (12.50%) Cisco
4 4 (12.50%) VMware
5 3 (9.38%) Symantec
6 2 (6.25%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 2 (6.25%) arcserve
6 2 (6.25%) EMC
6 2 (6.25%) Intel
6 2 (6.25%) Palo Alto
6 2 (6.25%) Sourcefire
6 2 (6.25%) Trend Micro
6 2 (6.25%) Tripwire
7 1 (3.13%) Adobe
7 1 (3.13%) AlienVault
7 1 (3.13%) CA
7 1 (3.13%) Citrix
7 1 (3.13%) SolarWinds