Period
to 16 August 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 16 August 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
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 721 746 797
Rank change year-on-year +25 +51 +20
Contract jobs citing BitLocker 154 70 88
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.16% 0.079% 0.087%
As % of the System Software category 1.15% 0.67% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 39 53
England median daily rate £300 £350 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.29% -17.65% +38.21%
10th Percentile £123 £130 £176
90th Percentile £567 £505 £488
UK median daily rate £300 £330 £425
% change year-on-year -9.09% -22.35% +49.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 5 8
England median hourly rate £22.50 £11.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +95.65% -42.50% +9.59%
10th Percentile £15.20 £10.45 £13.62
90th Percentile £25.50 £19.15 £20.83
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £11.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +95.65% -42.50% +9.59%

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 13,446 10,481 12,171
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 14.40% 11.88% 12.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,753 6,779 7,747
England median daily rate £450 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +4.94% +15.71%
10th Percentile £185 £175 £181
90th Percentile £625 £594 £575
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 802 591 811
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +1.59% -4.55%
10th Percentile £11.11 £10.34 £10.50
90th Percentile £45.24 £45.25 £38.00
UK median hourly rate £16.19 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +1.19% -3.03% +2.23%

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 16 August 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 16 August 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 16 August 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 +63 95 £275 -26.67% 6
South East -15 22 £394 +21.15% 1
Midlands 0 14 £306 +118.75% 3
North of England 0 11 £150 -53.13% 2
West Midlands -18 9 £244 -39.06% 2
South West -3 6 £290 -29.70%
East Midlands +1 5 £338 +150.00% 1
East of England -14 5 £400 -11.11% 7
Yorkshire -10 4 £280 -12.50% 1
North West -12 4 £120 -
North East - 3 - - 1
BitLocker
UK

For the 6 months to 16 August 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.

1 139 (90.26%) Windows
2 102 (66.23%) Windows 10
3 82 (53.25%) SCCM
4 78 (50.65%) Active Directory
5 66 (42.86%) Microsoft
6 62 (40.26%) Office 365
7 43 (27.92%) VPN
8 40 (25.97%) Windows 7
9 37 (24.03%) ITIL
10 36 (23.38%) Microsoft Office
11 28 (18.18%) Firewall
12 27 (17.53%) VMware
13 24 (15.58%) Microsoft App-V
13 24 (15.58%) Finance
13 24 (15.58%) McAfee
13 24 (15.58%) PowerShell
14 22 (14.29%) Apple
15 21 (13.64%) Mac OS X
16 20 (12.99%) CheckPoint
16 20 (12.99%) Citrix
16 20 (12.99%) LAN
16 20 (12.99%) WAN
16 20 (12.99%) Microsoft Azure
17 19 (12.34%) iPhone
17 19 (12.34%) VMware Infrastructure
17 19 (12.34%) Migration
17 19 (12.34%) DNS
18 18 (11.69%) Adobe
18 18 (11.69%) DHCP
18 18 (11.69%) Windows Server

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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 15 (9.74%) SharePoint
2 12 (7.79%) MS Exchange
3 7 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (3.25%) Skype for Business
5 4 (2.60%) IIS
6 3 (1.95%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 36 (23.38%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.65%) Acrobat
2 1 (0.65%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.95%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 62 (40.26%) Office 365
2 20 (12.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (6.49%) Azure Active Directory
4 8 (5.19%) OneDrive
5 7 (4.55%) SaaS
6 4 (2.60%) PaaS
7 3 (1.95%) IaaS
8 1 (0.65%) Akamai
8 1 (0.65%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 43 (27.92%) VPN
2 28 (18.18%) Firewall
3 20 (12.99%) LAN
3 20 (12.99%) WAN
4 19 (12.34%) DNS
5 18 (11.69%) DHCP
6 10 (6.49%) Network Security
7 9 (5.84%) VLAN
8 8 (5.19%) TCP/IP
9 7 (4.55%) ADSL
9 7 (4.55%) Cisco IOS
9 7 (4.55%) NetScaler
9 7 (4.55%) WebEx
10 6 (3.90%) Skype
11 5 (3.25%) Internet
12 3 (1.95%) IPsec
12 3 (1.95%) NAS
12 3 (1.95%) SSL
13 2 (1.30%) Intranet
14 1 (0.65%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.90%) MySQL
2 4 (2.60%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (1.30%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.65%) Redis
Development Applications
1 2 (1.30%) AdminStudio
1 2 (1.30%) WinDbg
2 1 (0.65%) Hudson
2 1 (0.65%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.65%) MSI
General
1 24 (15.58%) Finance
2 11 (7.14%) Law
3 7 (4.55%) Spanish Language
4 5 (3.25%) Legal
5 3 (1.95%) Retail
6 2 (1.30%) French Language
6 2 (1.30%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.65%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 44 (28.57%) Desktop Support
2 28 (18.18%) Support Engineer
3 23 (14.94%) Windows Engineer
4 20 (12.99%) Analyst
5 16 (10.39%) Desktop Engineer
5 16 (10.39%) IT Support
6 15 (9.74%) 2nd Line Support
7 13 (8.44%) Architect
8 11 (7.14%) IT Analyst
8 11 (7.14%) Mac Engineer
9 10 (6.49%) Deployment Engineer
9 10 (6.49%) Deskside Engineer
9 10 (6.49%) Deskside Support
9 10 (6.49%) Deskside Support Engineer
9 10 (6.49%) IT Support Analyst
10 9 (5.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 9 (5.84%) Security Analyst
10 9 (5.84%) Support Analyst
11 8 (5.19%) Consultant
11 8 (5.19%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.30%) JSON
2 1 (0.65%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 19 (12.34%) iPhone
2 16 (10.39%) iPad
3 12 (7.79%) Smartphone
4 11 (7.14%) Blackberry
5 7 (4.55%) Video Conferencing
6 6 (3.90%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (3.90%) CMDB
7 3 (1.95%) Device Driver
7 3 (1.95%) Hybrid Cloud
7 3 (1.95%) PKI
7 3 (1.95%) Replication
7 3 (1.95%) Smartcard
7 3 (1.95%) User Experience
8 2 (1.30%) BYOD
8 2 (1.30%) Clustering
8 2 (1.30%) Fat Client
8 2 (1.30%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (1.30%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.65%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.65%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 139 (90.26%) Windows
2 102 (66.23%) Windows 10
3 40 (25.97%) Windows 7
4 21 (13.64%) Mac OS X
5 18 (11.69%) Windows Server
6 7 (4.55%) Windows NT
7 6 (3.90%) Android
7 6 (3.90%) Apple iOS
7 6 (3.90%) Windows 8
7 6 (3.90%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (3.90%) Windows XP
8 2 (1.30%) Linux
8 2 (1.30%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (1.30%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.65%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (24.03%) ITIL
2 19 (12.34%) Migration
3 17 (11.04%) Change Management
3 17 (11.04%) Problem-Solving
4 16 (10.39%) Disk Encryption
5 15 (9.74%) ITSM
5 15 (9.74%) SIEM
6 14 (9.09%) Application Packaging
7 12 (7.79%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 12 (7.79%) Problem Management
8 10 (6.49%) High Availability
9 9 (5.84%) Data Migration
9 9 (5.84%) Document Management
9 9 (5.84%) Information Security
9 9 (5.84%) Infrastructure Management
10 8 (5.19%) Agile Software Development
11 7 (4.55%) Security Patching
12 6 (3.90%) Decision-Making
12 6 (3.90%) Incident Management
12 6 (3.90%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (15.58%) PowerShell
2 15 (9.74%) VBScript
3 13 (8.44%) SQL
4 4 (2.60%) Java
5 1 (0.65%) VB
Qualifications
1 12 (7.79%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (5.19%) Security Cleared
3 6 (3.90%) MCSA
3 6 (3.90%) SC Cleared
4 5 (3.25%) Degree
5 4 (2.60%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (2.60%) MCSE
6 3 (1.95%) DBS Check
7 2 (1.30%) A+ Certification
8 1 (0.65%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.84%) SLA
2 1 (0.65%) FIPS 140-2
System Software
1 78 (50.65%) Active Directory
2 24 (15.58%) Microsoft App-V
3 19 (12.34%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (9.74%) XenApp
4 15 (9.74%) XenDesktop
5 14 (9.09%) Hyper-V
6 7 (4.55%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 7 (4.55%) VirtualBox
6 7 (4.55%) XenServer
7 3 (1.95%) IAG
7 3 (1.95%) Terminal Services
8 2 (1.30%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (1.30%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (1.30%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.65%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 82 (53.25%) SCCM
2 13 (8.44%) Microsoft Intune
3 11 (7.14%) Norton AntiVirus
4 8 (5.19%) McAfee ePO
5 7 (4.55%) Backup Exec
5 7 (4.55%) WSUS
6 5 (3.25%) AirWatch
6 5 (3.25%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 4 (2.60%) SCOM
8 3 (1.95%) MAILsweeper
9 2 (1.30%) Perfmon
10 1 (0.65%) Aspera SmartTrack
10 1 (0.65%) MaaS360
10 1 (0.65%) Nmap
10 1 (0.65%) QRadar
Vendors
1 66 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 27 (17.53%) VMware
3 24 (15.58%) McAfee
4 22 (14.29%) Apple
5 20 (12.99%) CheckPoint
5 20 (12.99%) Citrix
6 18 (11.69%) Adobe
7 15 (9.74%) HP
8 14 (9.09%) Cisco
8 14 (9.09%) Symantec
9 13 (8.44%) Ivanti
10 12 (7.79%) Sophos
11 8 (5.19%) Kaspersky
12 7 (4.55%) Acronis
12 7 (4.55%) ESET
12 7 (4.55%) Qualys
12 7 (4.55%) Veeam
12 7 (4.55%) Zscaler
13 6 (3.90%) Oracle
14 5 (3.25%) ServiceNow