Period
to 19 October 2020

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 19 October 2020 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
19 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 472 715 717
Rank change year-on-year +243 +2 +53
Contract jobs citing BitLocker 16 72 157
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.060% 0.093% 0.17%
As % of the System Software category 0.41% 0.60% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 54 119
Median daily rate £200 £388 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -48.39% +29.17% -22.58%
10th Percentile £183 £150 £123
90th Percentile £390 £468 £511
UK median daily rate £255 £381 £288
% change year-on-year -33.11% +32.61% -17.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 15
Median hourly rate - £16.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -33.33% +108.70%
UK median hourly rate - £22.34 £24.00
% change year-on-year - -6.94% +108.70%

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 3,862 12,024 14,278
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 14.40% 15.59% 15.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,436 8,062 9,368
Median daily rate £475 £465 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.15% +3.33% +5.88%
10th Percentile £225 £175 £185
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 169 562 809
Median hourly rate £20.00 £16.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.21% +3.13% -4.48%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.17 £10.50
90th Percentile £49.20 £47.50 £43.75
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +17.65% +6.25% -3.96%

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 19 October 2020.

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 19 October 2020. 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
North of England +107 10 £200 -38.46% 2
North West +93 10 £200 -44.83%
London +189 3 £275 -33.33% 2
South West +98 1 - - 1
East of England +93 1 £255 -27.14% 1
Midlands +86 1 £183 -35.16% 1
West Midlands - 1 £183 - 1
BitLocker
UK

For the 6 months to 19 October 2020, 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 13 (81.25%) Windows
2 12 (75.00%) Active Directory
3 11 (68.75%) Office 365
4 8 (50.00%) Windows 10
4 8 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 8 (50.00%) SCCM
5 7 (43.75%) Citrix
6 6 (37.50%) DNS
6 6 (37.50%) Cisco
6 6 (37.50%) Microsoft Intune
7 5 (31.25%) Windows Server
7 5 (31.25%) VMware Infrastructure
7 5 (31.25%) VMware
8 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
8 4 (25.00%) DHCP
8 4 (25.00%) Apple
8 4 (25.00%) Windows 7
9 3 (18.75%) Migration
9 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (18.75%) Jamf Pro
9 3 (18.75%) Azure Active Directory
9 3 (18.75%) Patch Management
9 3 (18.75%) Virtual Desktop
9 3 (18.75%) Single Sign-On
9 3 (18.75%) Okta
9 3 (18.75%) Cisco Firepower
9 3 (18.75%) SAML
9 3 (18.75%) VPN
9 3 (18.75%) Firewall
9 3 (18.75%) SC Cleared

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 1 (6.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
1 1 (6.25%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 11 (68.75%) Office 365
2 3 (18.75%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (12.50%) OneDrive
4 1 (6.25%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (37.50%) DNS
2 4 (25.00%) DHCP
3 3 (18.75%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (18.75%) Cisco Firepower
3 3 (18.75%) Firewall
3 3 (18.75%) VPN
4 2 (12.50%) NetScaler
4 2 (12.50%) Skype
5 1 (6.25%) SSL
5 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
General
1 1 (6.25%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) Support Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) Active Directory Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) Security Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) CISSP Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Consultant
3 2 (12.50%) Desktop Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) IT Support
3 2 (12.50%) Service Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (6.25%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Desktop Support
4 1 (6.25%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) IT Support Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Rollout Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Blackberry
1 1 (6.25%) Data Centre
1 1 (6.25%) Fat Client
1 1 (6.25%) NHS
1 1 (6.25%) PKI
1 1 (6.25%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 13 (81.25%) Windows
2 8 (50.00%) Windows 10
3 5 (31.25%) Windows Server
4 4 (25.00%) Windows 7
5 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (12.50%) Windows 8
6 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (6.25%) Apple iOS
7 1 (6.25%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (18.75%) Migration
1 3 (18.75%) Patch Management
2 2 (12.50%) Customer Requirements
2 2 (12.50%) Requirements Gathering
2 2 (12.50%) Security Hardening
3 1 (6.25%) Application Packaging
3 1 (6.25%) Application Virtualisation
3 1 (6.25%) Desktop Virtualisation
3 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 1 (6.25%) Logistics
3 1 (6.25%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) PowerShell
2 1 (6.25%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) SC Cleared
1 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
2 2 (12.50%) (ISC)2 CCSP
2 2 (12.50%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (12.50%) CCSP
2 2 (12.50%) CEH
2 2 (12.50%) CISA
2 2 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (12.50%) CISM
2 2 (12.50%) CISSP
2 2 (12.50%) Citrix Certification
2 2 (12.50%) OSCP
2 2 (12.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (6.25%) CCA
3 1 (6.25%) GSEC
3 1 (6.25%) MCSA
3 1 (6.25%) MCSE
3 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 12 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (31.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (18.75%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (12.50%) XenDesktop
5 1 (6.25%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (6.25%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 8 (50.00%) SCCM
2 6 (37.50%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (18.75%) Jamf Pro
3 3 (18.75%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (6.25%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (6.25%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 8 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (43.75%) Citrix
3 6 (37.50%) Cisco
4 5 (31.25%) VMware
5 4 (25.00%) Apple
6 3 (18.75%) Okta
7 2 (12.50%) Ivanti
8 1 (6.25%) CheckPoint
8 1 (6.25%) Forcepoint
8 1 (6.25%) NetApp
8 1 (6.25%) Polycom
8 1 (6.25%) ServiceNow
8 1 (6.25%) Symantec
8 1 (6.25%) Trend Micro
8 1 (6.25%) Wyse
8 1 (6.25%) Zscaler