Period
to 16 December 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading 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 16 December 2017 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
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
16 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 84 97 103
Rank change year-on-year +13 +6 0
Contract jobs citing Patch Management 11 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.86% 0.34% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.05% 0.42% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 3
Reading median daily rate £425 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +21.43%
10th Percentile £390 £389 £388
90th Percentile £504 £450 £443
Berkshire median daily rate £513 £400 £406
% change year-on-year +28.13% -1.54% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Reading median hourly rate - - -
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -

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 Reading with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Reading
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1051 1189 1540
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 82.24% 80.01% 78.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 639 611 976
Reading median daily rate £400 £400 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -1.54% +1.56%
10th Percentile £270 £235 £241
90th Percentile £575 £575 £550
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 41 75
Reading median hourly rate £14.00 £23.50 £30.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.43% -23.95% +76.57%
10th Percentile £10.75 £14.25 £15.00
90th Percentile £36.43 £55.00 £47.15
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.50 £18.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year -19.44% -32.08% +39.47%

Patch Management
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

Job postings citing Patch Management as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Reading.

Job vacancy trend for Patch Management in Reading

Patch Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Patch Management in Reading.

Contractor daily rate trend for Patch Management in Reading

For the 6 months to 16 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Patch Management also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Reading region with a requirement for Patch Management.

1 8 (72.73%) ITIL
1 8 (72.73%) DevOps
2 6 (54.55%) Change Control
2 6 (54.55%) Linux
2 6 (54.55%) WebSphere MQ
2 6 (54.55%) WebSphere
2 6 (54.55%) IBM Integration Bus
3 5 (45.45%) Windows
3 5 (45.45%) Oracle
3 5 (45.45%) DNS
4 4 (36.36%) TCP/IP
4 4 (36.36%) Citrix
4 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
4 4 (36.36%) Juniper
4 4 (36.36%) Firewall
4 4 (36.36%) VMware
5 2 (18.18%) Service Management
5 2 (18.18%) Incident Management
5 2 (18.18%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (18.18%) Migration
5 2 (18.18%) Release Management
5 2 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (18.18%) SWIFT
5 2 (18.18%) IBM
5 2 (18.18%) IaaS
5 2 (18.18%) PaaS
6 1 (9.09%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (9.09%) Runbook
6 1 (9.09%) WebCenter
6 1 (9.09%) Amazon RDS

Patch Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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 6 (54.55%) WebSphere
2 1 (9.09%) Apache
2 1 (9.09%) Apache Solr
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle Coherence
Cloud Services
1 2 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (18.18%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (18.18%) IaaS
1 2 (18.18%) PaaS
2 1 (9.09%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 1 (9.09%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (9.09%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (9.09%) SaaS
2 1 (9.09%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (45.45%) DNS
2 4 (36.36%) Firewall
2 4 (36.36%) TCP/IP
3 1 (9.09%) Internet
3 1 (9.09%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
2 1 (9.09%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle Database
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle Database 12c
General
1 1 (9.09%) Billing
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
1 1 (9.09%) Legal
1 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Administrator
2 5 (45.45%) Linux Administrator
2 5 (45.45%) Windows Administrator
3 2 (18.18%) SWIFT Specialist
3 2 (18.18%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (18.18%) WebSphere MQ Specialist
3 2 (18.18%) WebSphere Specialist
4 1 (9.09%) Azure Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) DevOps Administrator
4 1 (9.09%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) DevOps Systems Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Linux DevOps Administrator
4 1 (9.09%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 1 (9.09%) Linux Systems Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 1 (9.09%) Oracle Specialist
4 1 (9.09%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) WebCenter Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (54.55%) IBM Integration Bus
1 6 (54.55%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (9.09%) REST
2 1 (9.09%) Spring
2 1 (9.09%) Spring Boot
2 1 (9.09%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) SWIFT
2 1 (9.09%) Data Centre
2 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (54.55%) Linux
2 5 (45.45%) Windows
3 1 (9.09%) CentOS
3 1 (9.09%) Unix
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (72.73%) DevOps
1 8 (72.73%) ITIL
2 6 (54.55%) Change Control
3 2 (18.18%) Incident Management
3 2 (18.18%) Migration
3 2 (18.18%) Release Management
3 2 (18.18%) Service Management
4 1 (9.09%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (9.09%) Data Security
4 1 (9.09%) Identity Access Management
4 1 (9.09%) Information Security
4 1 (9.09%) Information Security Management
4 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Management
4 1 (9.09%) ISMS
4 1 (9.09%) Process Improvement
4 1 (9.09%) Project Management
4 1 (9.09%) Risk Management
4 1 (9.09%) Runbook
4 1 (9.09%) Security Management
4 1 (9.09%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) Java
1 1 (9.09%) PowerShell
1 1 (9.09%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) CISM
1 1 (9.09%) CISSP
1 1 (9.09%) CLAS
1 1 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (9.09%) PCI QSA
1 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 1 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (9.09%) PCI DSS
1 1 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) Active Directory
1 1 (9.09%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) Ansible
1 1 (9.09%) WSUS
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) Oracle
2 4 (36.36%) Citrix
2 4 (36.36%) Juniper
2 4 (36.36%) VMware
3 2 (18.18%) IBM
4 1 (9.09%) Forcepoint
4 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
4 1 (9.09%) Symantec
4 1 (9.09%) TIBCO