Period
to 22 March 2019

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 22 March 2019 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
22 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 753 719 716
Rank change year-on-year -34 -3 +92
Contract jobs citing BitLocker 87 133 102
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.098% 0.14% 0.12%
As % of the System Software category 0.63% 1.10% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 98 76
England median daily rate £281 £375 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +8.70% -23.33%
10th Percentile £123 £181 £200
90th Percentile £528 £538 £500
UK median daily rate £288 £365 £338
% change year-on-year -21.23% +8.15% -22.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 4
England median hourly rate £15.08 £60.00 £17.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -74.87% +235.66% +23.28%
10th Percentile £13.81 £22.40 £15.30
90th Percentile £15.53 £60.00 £137.44
UK median hourly rate £15.37 £35.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -56.09% +105.88% +17.24%

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 13,889 12,073 10,247
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 15.60% 12.98% 11.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,272 7,924 6,438
England median daily rate £475 £450 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +7.14% +5.00%
10th Percentile £188 £173 £165
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £410
% change year-on-year +5.56% +9.89% +5.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 631 633 703
England median hourly rate £16.00 £15.86 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.88% -0.88% +3.23%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £46.00 £44.45
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £15.57 £16.00
% change year-on-year +2.79% -2.72% +3.23%

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

BitLocker
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing BitLocker in England over the 6 months to 22 March 2019.

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

BitLocker
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 22 March 2019. 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 +5 45 £185 -57.23% 3
North of England -10 10 £288 -32.35%
South East -15 10 £238 -13.64%
North West +7 7 £135 -63.51%
South West -30 6 £243 -8.49%
East of England +4 5 £400 -14.67%
East Midlands +10 3 - -
Yorkshire +7 3 £550 +22.22%
Midlands -9 3 - -
BitLocker
UK

For the 6 months to 22 March 2019, 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 77 (88.51%) Windows
2 65 (74.71%) SCCM
3 47 (54.02%) Active Directory
4 42 (48.28%) Windows 10
5 37 (42.53%) Windows 7
5 37 (42.53%) Microsoft
6 30 (34.48%) Office 365
7 27 (31.03%) PowerShell
8 23 (26.44%) Microsoft Office
9 22 (25.29%) ITIL
9 22 (25.29%) HP
10 20 (22.99%) VMware
11 19 (21.84%) Microsoft App-V
11 19 (21.84%) VMware Infrastructure
12 16 (18.39%) LAN
12 16 (18.39%) WAN
12 16 (18.39%) Migration
12 16 (18.39%) ITSM
13 15 (17.24%) VPN
13 15 (17.24%) Skype
14 14 (16.09%) Windows Server
14 14 (16.09%) VBScript
15 13 (14.94%) Adobe
15 13 (14.94%) Cisco
15 13 (14.94%) Change Management
16 12 (13.79%) Smartphone
16 12 (13.79%) SQL
16 12 (13.79%) Microsoft Excel
17 11 (12.64%) Mac OS X
17 11 (12.64%) Windows Server 2012

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 (9.20%) SharePoint
1 8 (9.20%) Skype for Business
2 5 (5.75%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.30%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.15%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 23 (26.44%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (13.79%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (10.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (3.45%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (1.15%) Acrobat
5 1 (1.15%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 30 (34.48%) Office 365
2 10 (11.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (6.90%) Azure Active Directory
4 5 (5.75%) OneDrive
4 5 (5.75%) Yammer
5 2 (2.30%) IaaS
6 1 (1.15%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (18.39%) LAN
1 16 (18.39%) WAN
2 15 (17.24%) Skype
2 15 (17.24%) VPN
3 7 (8.05%) PuTTY
3 7 (8.05%) Wireshark
4 5 (5.75%) DHCP
4 5 (5.75%) DNS
5 4 (4.60%) TCP/IP
6 3 (3.45%) Firewall
6 3 (3.45%) HTTP
6 3 (3.45%) HTTPS
7 2 (2.30%) Cisco IOS
7 2 (2.30%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (2.30%) NetScaler
7 2 (2.30%) Network Security
7 2 (2.30%) Remote Desktop
7 2 (2.30%) SSL
7 2 (2.30%) VLAN
8 1 (1.15%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.15%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (3.45%) AdminStudio
1 3 (3.45%) InstallShield
2 1 (1.15%) MSI
2 1 (1.15%) WinDbg
General
1 7 (8.05%) Billing
2 1 (1.15%) Finance
2 1 (1.15%) French Language
2 1 (1.15%) Local Government
2 1 (1.15%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (1.15%) Publishing
2 1 (1.15%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 26 (29.89%) Support Engineer
2 19 (21.84%) Desktop Support
3 16 (18.39%) Consultant
3 16 (18.39%) Desktop Engineer
4 15 (17.24%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 10 (11.49%) Deployment Consultant
6 9 (10.34%) Technical Consultant
7 8 (9.20%) Architect
7 8 (9.20%) SCCM Consultant
7 8 (9.20%) Windows Engineer
8 7 (8.05%) Analyst
9 6 (6.90%) Infrastructure Consultant
9 6 (6.90%) IT Engineer
10 5 (5.75%) 3rd Line Support
10 5 (5.75%) Deployment Engineer
10 5 (5.75%) IT Support
10 5 (5.75%) IT Support Engineer
11 4 (4.60%) 2nd Line Support
11 4 (4.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 4 (4.60%) Technical Infrastructure Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.60%) Software Packaging
2 2 (2.30%) Web Services
3 1 (1.15%) Middleware
3 1 (1.15%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (13.79%) Smartphone
2 9 (10.34%) PKI
3 4 (4.60%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.45%) BYOD
4 3 (3.45%) Data Centre
4 3 (3.45%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.15%) CMDB
5 1 (1.15%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (1.15%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.15%) Replication
5 1 (1.15%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 77 (88.51%) Windows
2 42 (48.28%) Windows 10
3 37 (42.53%) Windows 7
4 14 (16.09%) Windows Server
5 11 (12.64%) Mac OS X
5 11 (12.64%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (10.34%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (2.30%) Windows 8
7 2 (2.30%) Windows XP
8 1 (1.15%) Android
8 1 (1.15%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.15%) Linux
8 1 (1.15%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (25.29%) ITIL
2 16 (18.39%) ITSM
2 16 (18.39%) Migration
3 13 (14.94%) Change Management
4 11 (12.64%) Disk Encryption
5 7 (8.05%) Application Packaging
6 6 (6.90%) PRINCE2
7 5 (5.75%) Incident Management
7 5 (5.75%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 5 (5.75%) Problem-Solving
8 4 (4.60%) Patch Management
8 4 (4.60%) Project Management
8 4 (4.60%) Root Cause Analysis
9 3 (3.45%) Antivirus Management
9 3 (3.45%) Application Discovery
9 3 (3.45%) Asset Management
9 3 (3.45%) Break/Fix
9 3 (3.45%) Desktop Virtualisation
9 3 (3.45%) Mobile Device Management
9 3 (3.45%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 27 (31.03%) PowerShell
2 14 (16.09%) VBScript
3 12 (13.79%) SQL
4 7 (8.05%) VBA
5 3 (3.45%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (10.34%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (4.60%) MCSE
2 4 (4.60%) Security Cleared
3 3 (3.45%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (3.45%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.30%) Degree
5 1 (1.15%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.15%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.15%) MCP
5 1 (1.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.15%) SLA
System Software
1 47 (54.02%) Active Directory
2 19 (21.84%) Microsoft App-V
2 19 (21.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (11.49%) Hyper-V
4 6 (6.90%) XenApp
5 5 (5.75%) XenDesktop
6 2 (2.30%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (2.30%) vSphere
7 1 (1.15%) IAG
7 1 (1.15%) Terminal Services
7 1 (1.15%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 65 (74.71%) SCCM
2 9 (10.34%) Microsoft Intune
3 8 (9.20%) AirWatch
4 6 (6.90%) WSUS
5 5 (5.75%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (3.45%) ThinApp
7 1 (1.15%) FortiGate
7 1 (1.15%) Perfmon
7 1 (1.15%) SCOM
7 1 (1.15%) SCVMM
7 1 (1.15%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 37 (42.53%) Microsoft
2 22 (25.29%) HP
3 20 (22.99%) VMware
4 13 (14.94%) Adobe
4 13 (14.94%) Cisco
5 8 (9.20%) Citrix
5 8 (9.20%) Dell
6 7 (8.05%) Avaya
6 7 (8.05%) Charles River
6 7 (8.05%) iManage
6 7 (8.05%) McAfee
6 7 (8.05%) Polycom
6 7 (8.05%) ServiceNow
6 7 (8.05%) SolarWinds
7 4 (4.60%) Computacenter
7 4 (4.60%) Sophos
7 4 (4.60%) Symantec
8 3 (3.45%) Google
9 1 (1.15%) Apple
9 1 (1.15%) BT