Period
to 7 May 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for BitLocker skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited BitLocker over the 6 months to 7 May 2021 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.

Microsoft BitLocker
UK > England
6 months to
7 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 572 567 766
Rank change year-on-year -5 +199 -51
Contract jobs citing BitLocker 33 54 77
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.074% 0.12% 0.091%
As % of the System Software category 0.51% 0.74% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 30 49
10th Percentile £126 £85 £123
25th Percentile £167 £233 £185
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £269 £288 £375
Median % change year-on-year -6.52% -23.33% +4.17%
75th Percentile £516 £313 £444
90th Percentile £568 £430 £555
UK median daily rate £250 £293 £375
% change year-on-year -14.53% -22.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
Median hourly rate - £12.34 £15.37
Median % change year-on-year - -19.71% -10.90%
UK median hourly rate - £12.34 £15.37
% change year-on-year - -19.71% -0.84%

BitLocker is in the System Software category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 6,510 7,299 13,078
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 14.56% 15.57% 15.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,534 4,952 8,919
10th Percentile £223 £175 £190
25th Percentile £375 £325 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £488 £470 £475
Median % change year-on-year +3.72% -1.05% +5.56%
75th Percentile £575 £575 £575
90th Percentile £660 £638 £638
UK median daily rate £488 £450 £475
% change year-on-year +8.33% -5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 232 366 550
10th Percentile £11.27 £11.21 £10.92
25th Percentile £13.25 £13.07 £13.00
Median hourly rate £19.00 £16.96 £16.50
Median % change year-on-year +12.06% +2.76% +4.04%
75th Percentile £43.75 £20.94 £25.73
90th Percentile £60.00 £43.51 £47.85
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £17.35 £16.50
% change year-on-year +15.31% +5.12% +4.04%

BitLocker
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing BitLocker as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for BitLocker in England

BitLocker
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing BitLocker in England.

Daily rate trend for BitLocker in England

BitLocker
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing BitLocker in England over the 6 months to 7 May 2021.

Daily rate histogram for BitLocker in England

BitLocker
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing BitLocker in England.

Hourly rate trend for BitLocker in England

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Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BitLocker within the England region over the 6 months to 7 May 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -23 13 £338 +8.87%
North of England +33 11 £350 +33.33% 2
North West +17 11 £350 +37.25% 2
Midlands +21 6 £175 +2.94% 1
West Midlands -1 3 £305 +79.41% 1
East Midlands - 3 £132 -
South East +48 1 £160 -46.67% 3
BitLocker
UK

For the 6 months to 7 May 2021, IT contractor jobs citing BitLocker 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 England region with a requirement for BitLocker.

1 27 (81.82%) Windows
2 21 (63.64%) SCCM
3 16 (48.48%) Microsoft
3 16 (48.48%) Active Directory
4 14 (42.42%) Social Skills
5 13 (39.39%) Windows 10
6 11 (33.33%) Python
6 11 (33.33%) PowerShell
7 9 (27.27%) Cisco
7 9 (27.27%) Windows Server
8 8 (24.24%) SharePoint
8 8 (24.24%) Linux
8 8 (24.24%) SQL
8 8 (24.24%) Windows 7
8 8 (24.24%) Microsoft 365
9 7 (21.21%) Symantec
9 7 (21.21%) Finance
10 6 (18.18%) Project Management
10 6 (18.18%) EMC
10 6 (18.18%) NetApp
10 6 (18.18%) Isilon
10 6 (18.18%) Splunk
10 6 (18.18%) Confluence
10 6 (18.18%) Data Protection
10 6 (18.18%) Software Packaging
10 6 (18.18%) Data Loss Prevention
10 6 (18.18%) Deployment Automation
11 5 (15.15%) Cellebrite
11 5 (15.15%) FTK
11 5 (15.15%) EnCase

BitLocker
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 8 (24.24%) SharePoint
2 6 (18.18%) Confluence
3 1 (3.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (3.03%) IBM Notes
3 1 (3.03%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (24.24%) Microsoft 365
2 5 (15.15%) Azure
3 2 (6.06%) SaaS
4 1 (3.03%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (3.03%) Azure ExpressRoute
4 1 (3.03%) IaaS
4 1 (3.03%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 5 (15.15%) Internet
1 5 (15.15%) Network Security
2 3 (9.09%) PuTTY
2 3 (9.09%) SSH
2 3 (9.09%) Telnet
3 2 (6.06%) VPN
4 1 (3.03%) DHCP
4 1 (3.03%) DNS
4 1 (3.03%) HTTP
4 1 (3.03%) PBX
4 1 (3.03%) Skype
4 1 (3.03%) TCP/IP
4 1 (3.03%) Unified Communications
General
1 14 (42.42%) Social Skills
2 7 (21.21%) Finance
3 5 (15.15%) Banking
4 3 (9.09%) Retail
4 3 (9.09%) Telecoms
5 1 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
Job Titles
1 6 (18.18%) Data Engineer
1 6 (18.18%) Data Protection Engineer
1 6 (18.18%) Deployment Engineer
2 4 (12.12%) Consultant
2 4 (12.12%) Incident Manager
3 3 (9.09%) Build Engineer
3 3 (9.09%) Deskside Engineer
3 3 (9.09%) SC Cleared Deployment Engineer
4 2 (6.06%) Analyst
4 2 (6.06%) Break Fix Engineer
4 2 (6.06%) SCCM Engineer
5 1 (3.03%) Desktop Manager
5 1 (3.03%) Desktop Support
5 1 (3.03%) Incident Analyst
5 1 (3.03%) Project Manager
5 1 (3.03%) Security Manager
5 1 (3.03%) Senior Incident Analyst
5 1 (3.03%) Senior Incident Manager
5 1 (3.03%) Senior Manager
5 1 (3.03%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (18.18%) Software Packaging
2 1 (3.03%) .NET
2 1 (3.03%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.15%) Cyberthreat
2 4 (12.12%) Management Information System
3 3 (9.09%) Data Centre
4 1 (3.03%) Client/Server
4 1 (3.03%) PKI
4 1 (3.03%) Smartphone
4 1 (3.03%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (3.03%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 27 (81.82%) Windows
2 13 (39.39%) Windows 10
3 9 (27.27%) Windows Server
4 8 (24.24%) Linux
4 8 (24.24%) Windows 7
5 4 (12.12%) Unix
6 3 (9.09%) Windows 8
6 3 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (9.09%) Windows Server 2016
7 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (18.18%) Data Loss Prevention
1 6 (18.18%) Data Protection
1 6 (18.18%) Deployment Automation
1 6 (18.18%) Project Management
2 5 (15.15%) Computer Forensics
2 5 (15.15%) Cybersecurity
2 5 (15.15%) Digital Forensics
2 5 (15.15%) Information Security
2 5 (15.15%) Logistics
3 4 (12.12%) Break/Fix
3 4 (12.12%) Incident Management
3 4 (12.12%) Malware Analysis
3 4 (12.12%) Malware Reverse Engineering
3 4 (12.12%) Reverse Engineering
3 4 (12.12%) Risk Management
3 4 (12.12%) Runbook
4 3 (9.09%) Patch Management
4 3 (9.09%) Software Distribution
5 2 (6.06%) Application Packaging
5 2 (6.06%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 11 (33.33%) PowerShell
1 11 (33.33%) Python
2 8 (24.24%) SQL
3 2 (6.06%) VB
3 2 (6.06%) VBScript
4 1 (3.03%) C#
Qualifications
1 5 (15.15%) Degree
1 5 (15.15%) SC Cleared
1 5 (15.15%) Security Cleared
2 4 (12.12%) CISA
2 4 (12.12%) CISM
2 4 (12.12%) CISSP
2 4 (12.12%) CREST Certified
2 4 (12.12%) GCFA
2 4 (12.12%) GCIH
2 4 (12.12%) GIAC
3 1 (3.03%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (3.03%) DBS Check
3 1 (3.03%) DV Cleared
3 1 (3.03%) GNVQ
3 1 (3.03%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (3.03%) Master's Degree
3 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (48.48%) Active Directory
2 3 (9.09%) Firmware
2 3 (9.09%) Virtual Desktop
3 2 (6.06%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (6.06%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (3.03%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (3.03%) XenApp
4 1 (3.03%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 21 (63.64%) SCCM
2 5 (15.15%) EnCase
2 5 (15.15%) FTK
3 3 (9.09%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (3.03%) AirWatch
4 1 (3.03%) Jamf Pro
4 1 (3.03%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (3.03%) WSUS
Vendors
1 16 (48.48%) Microsoft
2 9 (27.27%) Cisco
3 7 (21.21%) Symantec
4 6 (18.18%) EMC
4 6 (18.18%) Isilon
4 6 (18.18%) NetApp
4 6 (18.18%) Splunk
5 5 (15.15%) Cellebrite
6 4 (12.12%) McAfee
7 3 (9.09%) Citrix
7 3 (9.09%) Dell
7 3 (9.09%) Draytek
8 2 (6.06%) Apple
8 2 (6.06%) VMware
9 1 (3.03%) arcserve
9 1 (3.03%) CA
9 1 (3.03%) Google
9 1 (3.03%) Lotus