Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 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
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 715 772 790
Rank change year-on-year +57 +18 +10
Contract jobs citing BitLocker 155 75 88
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.16% 0.082% 0.089%
As % of the System Software category 1.09% 0.66% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 46 56
England median daily rate £294 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -28.79% +3.13% +14.29%
10th Percentile £123 £138 £203
90th Percentile £512 £497 £488
UK median daily rate £288 £375 £400
% change year-on-year -23.33% -6.25% +17.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 5 5
England median hourly rate £24.00 £11.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +108.70% -42.50% +60.00%
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £11.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +108.70% -42.50% +60.00%

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 14,270 11,309 12,150
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 15.13% 12.39% 12.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,351 7,329 7,710
England median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +13.10%
10th Percentile £185 £163 £181
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +14.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 813 627 809
England median hourly rate £16.00 £16.81 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.79% +6.70% -1.56%
10th Percentile £10.52 £10.40 £10.50
90th Percentile £43.75 £47.50 £38.05
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £16.70 £16.00
% change year-on-year -4.19% +4.38% -

BitLocker
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 17 October 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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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 17 October 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 +79 92 £250 +13.64% 6
South East -8 22 £419 +23.16%
Midlands -21 12 £288 +91.67% 2
North of England -18 11 £280 -37.78% 1
West Midlands -12 10 £329 +105.47% 2
Yorkshire -10 6 £375 -16.67%
South West -15 6 £290 -3.33%
East of England -23 5 £450 - 4
North West - 3 £120 - 1
East Midlands -3 2 £140 +3.70%
North East - 2 - -
BitLocker
UK

For the 6 months to 17 October 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.

1 144 (92.90%) Windows
2 101 (65.16%) Windows 10
3 92 (59.35%) SCCM
4 81 (52.26%) Active Directory
5 73 (47.10%) Microsoft
6 62 (40.00%) Office 365
7 61 (39.35%) Windows 7
8 45 (29.03%) Microsoft Office
9 40 (25.81%) ITIL
10 38 (24.52%) PowerShell
11 37 (23.87%) Microsoft App-V
12 32 (20.65%) VMware
13 30 (19.35%) LAN
13 30 (19.35%) WAN
13 30 (19.35%) VPN
13 30 (19.35%) Mac OS X
14 26 (16.77%) Migration
14 26 (16.77%) VBScript
15 25 (16.13%) Change Management
16 24 (15.48%) Adobe
16 24 (15.48%) HP
17 23 (14.84%) Finance
18 22 (14.19%) ITSM
18 22 (14.19%) Apple
19 21 (13.55%) VMware Infrastructure
19 21 (13.55%) Cisco
19 21 (13.55%) McAfee
20 20 (12.90%) DHCP
21 19 (12.26%) DNS
21 19 (12.26%) iPhone

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 16 (10.32%) SharePoint
2 10 (6.45%) MS Exchange
3 8 (5.16%) Skype for Business
4 3 (1.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (1.29%) IIS
6 1 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 45 (29.03%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.94%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.94%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 62 (40.00%) Office 365
2 19 (12.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (7.10%) Azure Active Directory
3 11 (7.10%) OneDrive
4 4 (2.58%) SaaS
5 1 (0.65%) Akamai
5 1 (0.65%) IaaS
5 1 (0.65%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (19.35%) LAN
1 30 (19.35%) VPN
1 30 (19.35%) WAN
2 20 (12.90%) DHCP
3 19 (12.26%) DNS
4 18 (11.61%) Firewall
5 12 (7.74%) Skype
6 11 (7.10%) TCP/IP
7 10 (6.45%) ADSL
7 10 (6.45%) Cisco IOS
7 10 (6.45%) WebEx
8 7 (4.52%) Network Security
9 4 (2.58%) Wireshark
10 3 (1.94%) Internet
10 3 (1.94%) PuTTY
11 2 (1.29%) IPsec
11 2 (1.29%) SSL
11 2 (1.29%) Wireless
12 1 (0.65%) HTTP
12 1 (0.65%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.29%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (0.65%) MySQL
2 1 (0.65%) Redis
2 1 (0.65%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (1.29%) AdminStudio
1 2 (1.29%) WinDbg
2 1 (0.65%) Hudson
2 1 (0.65%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.65%) MSI
General
1 23 (14.84%) Finance
2 10 (6.45%) Spanish Language
3 7 (4.52%) Law
4 5 (3.23%) Legal
4 5 (3.23%) Retail
5 3 (1.94%) Billing
6 2 (1.29%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.65%) Advertising
7 1 (0.65%) French Language
Job Titles
1 44 (28.39%) Desktop Support
2 28 (18.06%) Support Engineer
3 22 (14.19%) Windows Engineer
4 21 (13.55%) Analyst
4 21 (13.55%) Desktop Engineer
4 21 (13.55%) IT Support
5 19 (12.26%) Consultant
6 12 (7.74%) 2nd Line Support
6 12 (7.74%) Architect
6 12 (7.74%) Deployment Engineer
6 12 (7.74%) IT Analyst
6 12 (7.74%) IT Support Analyst
7 11 (7.10%) Support Analyst
8 10 (6.45%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 10 (6.45%) Mac Engineer
9 9 (5.81%) Deployment Consultant
9 9 (5.81%) IT Engineer
9 9 (5.81%) IT Support Engineer
9 9 (5.81%) Windows Specialist
10 8 (5.16%) Deskside Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.58%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 19 (12.26%) iPhone
1 19 (12.26%) Smartphone
2 17 (10.97%) iPad
3 12 (7.74%) Blackberry
4 10 (6.45%) Video Conferencing
5 8 (5.16%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (3.23%) CMDB
6 5 (3.23%) PKI
7 3 (1.94%) Smartcard
8 2 (1.29%) FMCG
8 2 (1.29%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (1.29%) Replication
9 1 (0.65%) BYOD
9 1 (0.65%) Device Driver
9 1 (0.65%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.65%) Fintech
9 1 (0.65%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (0.65%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.65%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 144 (92.90%) Windows
2 101 (65.16%) Windows 10
3 61 (39.35%) Windows 7
4 30 (19.35%) Mac OS X
5 19 (12.26%) Windows Server
6 9 (5.81%) Windows 8
7 8 (5.16%) Windows XP
8 7 (4.52%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (3.87%) Android
9 6 (3.87%) Apple iOS
10 3 (1.94%) Mac OS
10 3 (1.94%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (1.29%) Linux
11 2 (1.29%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.65%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (25.81%) ITIL
2 26 (16.77%) Migration
3 25 (16.13%) Change Management
4 22 (14.19%) ITSM
5 19 (12.26%) Disk Encryption
6 17 (10.97%) Application Packaging
6 17 (10.97%) Problem-Solving
7 11 (7.10%) SIEM
8 9 (5.81%) Information Security
9 8 (5.16%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (5.16%) Data Migration
10 7 (4.52%) Analytics
10 7 (4.52%) Customer Requirements
10 7 (4.52%) Desktop Virtualisation
10 7 (4.52%) Document Management
10 7 (4.52%) High Availability
10 7 (4.52%) Problem Management
10 7 (4.52%) Security Patching
11 6 (3.87%) Infrastructure Management
11 6 (3.87%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 38 (24.52%) PowerShell
2 26 (16.77%) VBScript
3 11 (7.10%) SQL
4 4 (2.58%) Java
5 3 (1.94%) VBA
6 2 (1.29%) VB
Qualifications
1 12 (7.74%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (3.87%) MCSA
2 6 (3.87%) SC Cleared
2 6 (3.87%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.94%) DBS Check
3 3 (1.94%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (1.94%) MCSE
4 2 (1.29%) Degree
5 1 (0.65%) CCNA
5 1 (0.65%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.65%) CompTIA Security+
5 1 (0.65%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.52%) SLA
2 1 (0.65%) FIPS 140-2
2 1 (0.65%) GDPR
2 1 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 81 (52.26%) Active Directory
2 37 (23.87%) Microsoft App-V
3 21 (13.55%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (8.39%) XenApp
4 13 (8.39%) XenDesktop
5 9 (5.81%) Hyper-V
6 2 (1.29%) IAG
6 2 (1.29%) Terminal Services
6 2 (1.29%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (1.29%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.65%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.65%) DFS Replication
7 1 (0.65%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.65%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.65%) vSphere
7 1 (0.65%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 92 (59.35%) SCCM
2 19 (12.26%) Microsoft Intune
3 11 (7.10%) McAfee ePO
4 9 (5.81%) WSUS
5 8 (5.16%) AirWatch
6 4 (2.58%) Norton AntiVirus
6 4 (2.58%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 3 (1.94%) Aspera SmartTrack
7 3 (1.94%) MAILsweeper
8 2 (1.29%) Perfmon
9 1 (0.65%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.65%) Nessus
9 1 (0.65%) Nmap
9 1 (0.65%) SCOM
Vendors
1 73 (47.10%) Microsoft
2 32 (20.65%) VMware
3 24 (15.48%) Adobe
3 24 (15.48%) HP
4 22 (14.19%) Apple
5 21 (13.55%) Cisco
5 21 (13.55%) McAfee
6 16 (10.32%) Citrix
7 13 (8.39%) CheckPoint
8 10 (6.45%) Ivanti
9 8 (5.16%) ServiceNow
10 6 (3.87%) Remedy
10 6 (3.87%) Symantec
11 5 (3.23%) Qualys
11 5 (3.23%) Zscaler
12 4 (2.58%) Avaya
12 4 (2.58%) Becrypt
12 4 (2.58%) Intel
12 4 (2.58%) Okta
13 3 (1.94%) Dell