Period
to 13 December 2018

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 13 December 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.

Microsoft BitLocker
UK > England
6 months to
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 742 735 763
Rank change year-on-year -7 +28 +66
Contract jobs citing BitLocker 130 127 107
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.13% 0.13% 0.11%
As % of the System Software category 0.87% 1.04% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 88 75
England median daily rate £288 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -32.35% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £123 £141 £203
90th Percentile £503 £538 £488
UK median daily rate £288 £375 £363
% change year-on-year -23.33% +3.45% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 8 6
England median hourly rate £24.00 £12.25 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +95.92% -38.75% +196.30%
10th Percentile £14.76 £10.60 £15.94
90th Percentile £25.50 £60.00 £105.13
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £14.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +71.43% -30.00% +196.30%

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 14,938 12,154 11,759
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 15.49% 12.79% 12.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,847 7,969 7,451
England median daily rate £463 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% +10.00%
10th Percentile £184 £160 £175
90th Percentile £638 £614 £588
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.18% +6.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 793 641 782
England median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% +3.23%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.40 £10.50
90th Percentile £43.75 £47.25 £42.48
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% +3.23%

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Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for BitLocker in England

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing BitLocker in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for BitLocker in England

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing BitLocker in England over the 6 months to 13 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for BitLocker in England

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing BitLocker in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for BitLocker in England

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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing BitLocker in England over the 6 months to 13 December 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 13 December 2018. 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 +57 79 £205 -52.87% 5
South East -23 18 £304 +2.10% 3
North of England -8 9 £375 -16.67% 3
Midlands -13 8 £370 +155.17% 2
West Midlands -21 8 £370 +146.67% 1
Yorkshire -7 5 £375 -16.67%
North West -18 4 £123 -67.76% 2
East of England -21 3 £500 +11.11% 5
South West -43 3 £275 -5.17% 2
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UK

For the 6 months to 13 December 2018, 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.

1 121 (93.08%) Windows
2 88 (67.69%) SCCM
3 77 (59.23%) Windows 10
4 66 (50.77%) Active Directory
5 62 (47.69%) Windows 7
6 53 (40.77%) Microsoft
7 51 (39.23%) Office 365
8 42 (32.31%) PowerShell
9 40 (30.77%) Microsoft Office
10 34 (26.15%) ITIL
11 33 (25.38%) Microsoft App-V
12 31 (23.85%) VMware
13 30 (23.08%) LAN
13 30 (23.08%) WAN
14 28 (21.54%) HP
15 27 (20.77%) Mac OS X
16 26 (20.00%) VBScript
17 24 (18.46%) Cisco
18 22 (16.92%) Adobe
18 22 (16.92%) Change Management
18 22 (16.92%) Migration
18 22 (16.92%) VMware Infrastructure
19 21 (16.15%) ITSM
20 19 (14.62%) VPN
20 19 (14.62%) Smartphone
20 19 (14.62%) Disk Encryption
21 18 (13.85%) Windows Server
21 18 (13.85%) McAfee
22 17 (13.08%) Microsoft Azure
23 16 (12.31%) Application Packaging

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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 13 (10.00%) SharePoint
2 9 (6.92%) MS Exchange
2 9 (6.92%) Skype for Business
3 2 (1.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.77%) IIS
Applications
1 40 (30.77%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (6.92%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (5.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (1.54%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.54%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.77%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 51 (39.23%) Office 365
2 17 (13.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (7.69%) Azure Active Directory
4 7 (5.38%) OneDrive
5 3 (2.31%) Yammer
6 2 (1.54%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (23.08%) LAN
1 30 (23.08%) WAN
2 19 (14.62%) VPN
3 15 (11.54%) DHCP
4 13 (10.00%) DNS
4 13 (10.00%) Skype
5 11 (8.46%) TCP/IP
6 10 (7.69%) ADSL
6 10 (7.69%) Cisco IOS
6 10 (7.69%) WebEx
7 8 (6.15%) Wireshark
8 7 (5.38%) Firewall
8 7 (5.38%) PuTTY
9 4 (3.08%) Network Security
10 2 (1.54%) Internet
10 2 (1.54%) SSL
11 1 (0.77%) BGP
11 1 (0.77%) MPLS
11 1 (0.77%) PBX
11 1 (0.77%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.77%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (1.54%) AdminStudio
2 1 (0.77%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.77%) MSI
General
1 16 (12.31%) Finance
2 10 (7.69%) Spanish Language
3 7 (5.38%) Billing
4 5 (3.85%) Retail
5 3 (2.31%) Legal
6 1 (0.77%) Advertising
6 1 (0.77%) French Language
6 1 (0.77%) Law
6 1 (0.77%) Publishing
6 1 (0.77%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 29 (22.31%) Support Engineer
2 22 (16.92%) Desktop Support
3 21 (16.15%) Consultant
3 21 (16.15%) Desktop Engineer
4 16 (12.31%) Windows Engineer
5 15 (11.54%) Analyst
5 15 (11.54%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 15 (11.54%) IT Support
6 11 (8.46%) Deployment Consultant
6 11 (8.46%) Deployment Engineer
7 10 (7.69%) IT Analyst
7 10 (7.69%) Windows Specialist
8 9 (6.92%) Architect
8 9 (6.92%) Technical Consultant
9 8 (6.15%) 2nd Line Support
10 7 (5.38%) IT Engineer
10 7 (5.38%) IT Support Analyst
10 7 (5.38%) Support Analyst
10 7 (5.38%) Windows Deployment Engineer
11 6 (4.62%) Windows Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.08%) Middleware
2 1 (0.77%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 19 (14.62%) Smartphone
2 13 (10.00%) iPhone
3 12 (9.23%) iPad
4 10 (7.69%) Blackberry
4 10 (7.69%) Video Conferencing
5 9 (6.92%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (6.92%) PKI
6 3 (2.31%) Smartcard
7 2 (1.54%) CMDB
7 2 (1.54%) Driving Licence
7 2 (1.54%) FMCG
8 1 (0.77%) Replication
8 1 (0.77%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.77%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 121 (93.08%) Windows
2 77 (59.23%) Windows 10
3 62 (47.69%) Windows 7
4 27 (20.77%) Mac OS X
5 18 (13.85%) Windows Server
6 9 (6.92%) Windows 8
7 7 (5.38%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (4.62%) Windows XP
9 3 (2.31%) Android
9 3 (2.31%) Apple iOS
9 3 (2.31%) Mac OS
10 2 (1.54%) Linux
10 2 (1.54%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.77%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (26.15%) ITIL
2 22 (16.92%) Change Management
2 22 (16.92%) Migration
3 21 (16.15%) ITSM
4 19 (14.62%) Disk Encryption
5 16 (12.31%) Application Packaging
6 11 (8.46%) Problem-Solving
7 7 (5.38%) Customer Requirements
7 7 (5.38%) Desktop Virtualisation
7 7 (5.38%) PRINCE2
8 6 (4.62%) Decision-Making
9 5 (3.85%) Analytics
9 5 (3.85%) Information Security
9 5 (3.85%) Security Patching
10 4 (3.08%) Benchmarking
10 4 (3.08%) Data Migration
10 4 (3.08%) Network Design
10 4 (3.08%) Presales
10 4 (3.08%) SIEM
10 4 (3.08%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 42 (32.31%) PowerShell
2 26 (20.00%) VBScript
3 15 (11.54%) SQL
4 7 (5.38%) VBA
5 2 (1.54%) Java
5 2 (1.54%) VB
Qualifications
1 12 (9.23%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (5.38%) SC Cleared
2 7 (5.38%) Security Cleared
3 6 (4.62%) MCSA
4 2 (1.54%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.77%) CCNA
5 1 (0.77%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.77%) CompTIA Security+
5 1 (0.77%) MCSE
5 1 (0.77%) MCTS
5 1 (0.77%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.08%) SLA
2 1 (0.77%) FIPS 140-2
2 1 (0.77%) GDPR
2 1 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 66 (50.77%) Active Directory
2 33 (25.38%) Microsoft App-V
3 22 (16.92%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (8.46%) XenDesktop
5 10 (7.69%) XenApp
6 8 (6.15%) Hyper-V
7 2 (1.54%) VMware Workstation
7 2 (1.54%) vSphere
8 1 (0.77%) IAG
8 1 (0.77%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.77%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 88 (67.69%) SCCM
2 15 (11.54%) Microsoft Intune
3 11 (8.46%) McAfee ePO
4 10 (7.69%) AirWatch
5 8 (6.15%) WSUS
6 3 (2.31%) Aspera SmartTrack
6 3 (2.31%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (2.31%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 2 (1.54%) MAILsweeper
8 1 (0.77%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.77%) Nessus
8 1 (0.77%) Nmap
8 1 (0.77%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 53 (40.77%) Microsoft
2 31 (23.85%) VMware
3 28 (21.54%) HP
4 24 (18.46%) Cisco
5 22 (16.92%) Adobe
6 18 (13.85%) McAfee
7 14 (10.77%) Apple
7 14 (10.77%) Citrix
8 9 (6.92%) ServiceNow
9 8 (6.15%) Avaya
10 7 (5.38%) Charles River
10 7 (5.38%) Dell
10 7 (5.38%) iManage
10 7 (5.38%) Polycom
10 7 (5.38%) SolarWinds
11 6 (4.62%) Ivanti
12 5 (3.85%) Remedy
13 4 (3.08%) Computacenter
13 4 (3.08%) Intel
13 4 (3.08%) Symantec