Period
to 24 November 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Patch Management skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Patch Management over the 6 months to 24 November 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.

Patch Management
UK > England
6 months to
24 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 369 533 578
Rank change year-on-year +164 +45 +39
Contract jobs citing Patch Management 139 233 298
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.45% 0.31% 0.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.53% 0.36% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 147 204
Median daily rate £488 £375 £376
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.00% -0.13% -6.13%
10th Percentile £276 £155 £194
90th Percentile £648 £575 £525
UK median daily rate £488 £373 £375
% change year-on-year +30.87% -0.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 3
Median hourly rate £35.00 £16.50 £25.34
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +112.12% -34.87% +47.86%
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £16.50 £25.34
% change year-on-year +112.12% -34.87% +47.86%

Patch Management is in the Processes and Methodologies 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 process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 26,430 64,296 82,244
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 86.31% 86.43% 87.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,924 42,495 55,115
Median daily rate £475 £475 £475
10th Percentile £300 £300 £300
90th Percentile £675 £650 £650
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £463
% change year-on-year - +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,004 1,986 2,104
Median hourly rate £35.00 £24.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.83% +9.09% -6.38%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.98 £11.43
90th Percentile £57.50 £53.75 £51.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £24.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year +45.83% +9.09% -4.35%

Patch Management
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Patch Management as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Patch Management in England

Patch Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Patch Management in England.

Daily rate trend for Patch Management in England

Patch Management
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Patch Management in England over the 6 months to 24 November 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Patch Management in England

Patch Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Patch Management in England.

Hourly rate trend for Patch Management in England

Patch Management
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 Patch Management within the England region over the 6 months to 24 November 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
London +138 80 £525 +31.25% 3
South East +142 28 £488 +30.00% 1
North of England +97 12 £250 -20.00% 12
North West +66 6 £313 - 9
Midlands +62 5 £338 +5.47% 3
South West +96 4 - - 2
East of England +67 4 £325 +8.33% 1
Yorkshire +57 4 £170 +6.25% 3
West Midlands +57 3 £325 +1.56%
East Midlands +37 2 £350 +11.11% 3
North East - 2 £350 -
Patch Management
UK

For the 6 months to 24 November 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Patch Management 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 Patch Management.

1 76 (54.68%) Windows
2 46 (33.09%) ITIL
3 45 (32.37%) Active Directory
4 44 (31.65%) Microsoft
5 43 (30.94%) Security Cleared
6 42 (30.22%) Vulnerability Management
7 41 (29.50%) DNS
8 40 (28.78%) SC Cleared
9 39 (28.06%) Linux
10 34 (24.46%) VMware
11 32 (23.02%) PowerShell
11 32 (23.02%) Firewall
12 31 (22.30%) Windows 10
13 28 (20.14%) Finance
13 28 (20.14%) DHCP
13 28 (20.14%) Information Security
14 26 (18.71%) Virtual Machines
15 25 (17.99%) VMware Infrastructure
15 25 (17.99%) Management Information System
16 23 (16.55%) Splunk
17 22 (15.83%) Windows Server
17 22 (15.83%) Unix
17 22 (15.83%) SCCM
18 21 (15.11%) Azure
18 21 (15.11%) SAN
19 20 (14.39%) Oracle
19 20 (14.39%) SQL Server
20 19 (13.67%) WSUS
20 19 (13.67%) Degree
20 19 (13.67%) Security Operations

Patch Management
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 18 (12.95%) IIS
2 14 (10.07%) MS Exchange
3 11 (7.91%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (2.88%) Confluence
5 3 (2.16%) Skype for Business
6 2 (1.44%) Site Server
7 1 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.72%) Office Communications Server
7 1 (0.72%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (7.91%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (4.32%) Microsoft Project
2 6 (4.32%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 21 (15.11%) Azure
2 16 (11.51%) Office 365
3 15 (10.79%) IaaS
4 13 (9.35%) PaaS
5 8 (5.76%) AWS
5 8 (5.76%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (4.32%) Serverless
7 5 (3.60%) SaaS
8 4 (2.88%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.72%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.72%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.72%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.72%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 41 (29.50%) DNS
2 32 (23.02%) Firewall
3 28 (20.14%) DHCP
4 21 (15.11%) SAN
5 16 (11.51%) VPN
6 15 (10.79%) Intrusion Detection
7 9 (6.47%) VLAN
8 8 (5.76%) DMZ
8 8 (5.76%) HTTP
8 8 (5.76%) TCP/IP
9 7 (5.04%) IPv4
10 4 (2.88%) HTTPS
10 4 (2.88%) IPsec
10 4 (2.88%) NetScaler
10 4 (2.88%) OpenLDAP
10 4 (2.88%) SSL
11 3 (2.16%) LAN
11 3 (2.16%) Network Security
11 3 (2.16%) Skype
11 3 (2.16%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (14.39%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.32%) MySQL
3 5 (3.60%) Oracle Database
4 3 (2.16%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.44%) GIS
5 2 (1.44%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.72%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 7 (5.04%) MSI
2 5 (3.60%) AdminStudio
2 5 (3.60%) Git (software)
2 5 (3.60%) Jenkins
2 5 (3.60%) Sonatype Nexus
3 4 (2.88%) JIRA
3 4 (2.88%) Maven
4 1 (0.72%) Bitbucket
4 1 (0.72%) Hudson
General
1 28 (20.14%) Finance
2 11 (7.91%) Public Sector
3 6 (4.32%) Banking
4 3 (2.16%) International Banking
5 2 (1.44%) Front Office
5 2 (1.44%) Military
6 1 (0.72%) Law
6 1 (0.72%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (12.95%) Analyst
2 13 (9.35%) Administrator
2 13 (9.35%) Support Engineer
3 12 (8.63%) Architect
3 12 (8.63%) Security Analyst
4 11 (7.91%) Consultant
5 10 (7.19%) Developer
5 10 (7.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 10 (7.19%) Security Engineer
6 8 (5.76%) Security Architect
6 8 (5.76%) Wintel Engineer
7 7 (5.04%) Technical Support
8 6 (4.32%) Desktop Engineer
8 6 (4.32%) Support Officer
8 6 (4.32%) Technical Support Officer
8 6 (4.32%) Wintel Support
9 5 (3.60%) Financial Analyst
9 5 (3.60%) Operations Engineer
9 5 (3.60%) Operations Support Engineer
9 5 (3.60%) Wintel Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.76%) SailPoint
2 7 (5.04%) Oracle Fusion
3 4 (2.88%) LDAP
3 4 (2.88%) Middleware
3 4 (2.88%) YAML
4 1 (0.72%) .NET
4 1 (0.72%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 25 (17.99%) Management Information System
2 15 (10.79%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (10.07%) Public Cloud
4 10 (7.19%) HP StoreVirtual
5 7 (5.04%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 4 (2.88%) BYOD
7 3 (2.16%) Client/Server
7 3 (2.16%) PKI
8 1 (0.72%) CMDB
8 1 (0.72%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.72%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.72%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.72%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.72%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.72%) NHS
8 1 (0.72%) Reinsurance
8 1 (0.72%) Security Operations Centre
8 1 (0.72%) User Experience
8 1 (0.72%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 76 (54.68%) Windows
2 39 (28.06%) Linux
3 31 (22.30%) Windows 10
4 22 (15.83%) Unix
4 22 (15.83%) Windows Server
5 13 (9.35%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (7.91%) Windows 7
6 11 (7.91%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (6.47%) Solaris
8 8 (5.76%) CentOS
8 8 (5.76%) Windows Server 2019
9 7 (5.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (5.04%) Windows Server 2016
10 6 (4.32%) Ubuntu
11 5 (3.60%) AIX
12 4 (2.88%) Debian
13 3 (2.16%) Oracle Linux
14 2 (1.44%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 2 (1.44%) Windows Server 2003
15 1 (0.72%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (33.09%) ITIL
2 42 (30.22%) Vulnerability Management
3 28 (20.14%) Information Security
4 19 (13.67%) Security Operations
5 18 (12.95%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (12.95%) Service Management
6 17 (12.23%) SIEM
7 14 (10.07%) Asset Management
7 14 (10.07%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 12 (8.63%) Mentoring
8 12 (8.63%) Security Hardening
9 11 (7.91%) Data Protection
10 10 (7.19%) High Availability
10 10 (7.19%) Problem Management
10 10 (7.19%) Security Patching
10 10 (7.19%) Software Distribution
11 9 (6.47%) DevOps
11 9 (6.47%) DevSecOps
11 9 (6.47%) Ticket Management
12 8 (5.76%) Technology Roadmap
Programming Languages
1 32 (23.02%) PowerShell
2 11 (7.91%) Python
3 9 (6.47%) Shell Script
4 8 (5.76%) C
5 6 (4.32%) Perl
5 6 (4.32%) VB
6 5 (3.60%) SQL
6 5 (3.60%) VBScript
7 3 (2.16%) Bash Shell
8 2 (1.44%) ActionScript
8 2 (1.44%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.72%) C++
9 1 (0.72%) Java
9 1 (0.72%) JCL
9 1 (0.72%) REXX
9 1 (0.72%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 43 (30.94%) Security Cleared
2 40 (28.78%) SC Cleared
3 19 (13.67%) Degree
4 12 (8.63%) CISSP
4 12 (8.63%) ITIL Certification
5 10 (7.19%) DV Cleared
6 7 (5.04%) CISA
6 7 (5.04%) CISM
7 5 (3.60%) CLAS
7 5 (3.60%) GIAC
7 5 (3.60%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (2.88%) MCSA
9 3 (2.16%) Computer Science Degree
9 3 (2.16%) RHCE
10 2 (1.44%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (1.44%) DBS Check
11 1 (0.72%) CCIE
11 1 (0.72%) CCNP
11 1 (0.72%) CCSP
11 1 (0.72%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (10.07%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 11 (7.91%) SLA
3 10 (7.19%) Government Security Classifications
3 10 (7.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 9 (6.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (6.47%) NCSC
5 8 (5.76%) PCI DSS
6 7 (5.04%) COBIT
7 4 (2.88%) Cyber Essentials
8 3 (2.16%) NIST
9 2 (1.44%) Disclosure Scotland
9 2 (1.44%) GDPR
9 2 (1.44%) ISO 9001
9 2 (1.44%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 1 (0.72%) QA
System Software
1 45 (32.37%) Active Directory
2 26 (18.71%) Virtual Machines
3 25 (17.99%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (8.63%) Hyper-V
5 11 (7.91%) Firmware
6 8 (5.76%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (2.88%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (2.88%) XenDesktop
8 3 (2.16%) Docker
8 3 (2.16%) NFS
8 3 (2.16%) XenApp
9 2 (1.44%) BitLocker
9 2 (1.44%) vSphere
10 1 (0.72%) ProxySG
10 1 (0.72%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.72%) Time Sharing Option
10 1 (0.72%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 1 (0.72%) vCloud
10 1 (0.72%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 22 (15.83%) SCCM
2 19 (13.67%) WSUS
3 10 (7.19%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 10 (7.19%) Norton AntiVirus
4 9 (6.47%) Microsoft Intune
5 8 (5.76%) Nessus
5 8 (5.76%) Single Sign-On
6 7 (5.04%) Kubernetes
7 5 (3.60%) Ansible
7 5 (3.60%) Puppet
8 3 (2.16%) SCOM
9 2 (1.44%) IBM BigFix
9 2 (1.44%) Jamf Pro
9 2 (1.44%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (1.44%) vCenter Server
10 1 (0.72%) Data Guard
10 1 (0.72%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 1 (0.72%) SmoothWall
10 1 (0.72%) Tivoli
10 1 (0.72%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 44 (31.65%) Microsoft
2 34 (24.46%) VMware
3 23 (16.55%) Splunk
4 20 (14.39%) Oracle
5 16 (11.51%) HP
6 15 (10.79%) McAfee
7 14 (10.07%) Citrix
8 13 (9.35%) ArcSight
8 13 (9.35%) CyberArk
8 13 (9.35%) Palo Alto
9 12 (8.63%) Fortinet
10 11 (7.91%) Qualys
10 11 (7.91%) Sophos
11 10 (7.19%) SolarWinds
11 10 (7.19%) Symantec
12 9 (6.47%) ServiceNow
13 7 (5.04%) Lumension
14 6 (4.32%) Cisco
15 4 (2.88%) IBM
16 3 (2.16%) Dell