Period
to 15 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 15 October 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.

Patch Management
UK > Scotland
6 months to
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 187 169 189
Rank change year-on-year -18 +20 +2
Contract jobs citing Patch Management 18 11 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.33% 0.23% 0.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.38% 0.27% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 1
Scotland median daily rate £303 £375 £110
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.33% +240.91% -72.97%
10th Percentile £114 £295 £105
90th Percentile £400 £503 £115
UK median daily rate £360 £374 £413
% change year-on-year -3.68% -9.39% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £21.25 £22.50 £17.45
% change year-on-year -5.56% +28.94% -3.06%

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 Scotland with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4,725 4,097 4,192
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 87.68% 85.27% 85.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,551 2,311 2,476
Scotland median daily rate £400 £390 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +9.86% -5.33%
10th Percentile £250 £255 £233
90th Percentile £550 £538 £488
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 108 115
Scotland median hourly rate £25.00 £26.88 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.98% -11.89% +56.41%
10th Percentile £11.17 £12.48 £10.00
90th Percentile £48.04 £43.75 £43.00
UK median hourly rate £20.50 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -18.00% +11.11% +3.45%

Patch Management
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Patch Management in Scotland

Patch Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Patch Management in Scotland

Patch Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Patch Management in Scotland over the 6 months to 15 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Patch Management in Scotland

Patch Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Patch Management in Scotland.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Patch Management in Scotland

Patch Management
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

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 Scotland region over the 6 months to 15 October 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
Edinburgh -3 9 £400 - 1
Glasgow -11 8 £150 -
Renfrewshire -21 1 - -
Patch Management
UK

For the 6 months to 15 October 2018, 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Patch Management.

1 13 (72.22%) Windows
1 13 (72.22%) Linux
2 12 (66.67%) Solaris
3 11 (61.11%) Firewall
4 9 (50.00%) DNS
5 8 (44.44%) VMware
5 8 (44.44%) Red Hat
5 8 (44.44%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (44.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (33.33%) DSL
6 6 (33.33%) PostgreSQL
6 6 (33.33%) Scrum
6 6 (33.33%) SSL
6 6 (33.33%) Microsoft
6 6 (33.33%) Apache
6 6 (33.33%) Tomcat
6 6 (33.33%) LDAP
6 6 (33.33%) Unix
6 6 (33.33%) nginx
6 6 (33.33%) Kanban
6 6 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (33.33%) Bash Shell
6 6 (33.33%) Puppet
6 6 (33.33%) Red Hat Satellite
6 6 (33.33%) Office 365
6 6 (33.33%) Artifactory
6 6 (33.33%) Jenkins
6 6 (33.33%) Ansible
6 6 (33.33%) Docker
6 6 (33.33%) GitLab

Patch Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 (33.33%) Apache
1 6 (33.33%) nginx
1 6 (33.33%) Tomcat
2 3 (16.67%) SharePoint
2 3 (16.67%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (27.78%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (5.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (33.33%) Office 365
2 4 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (22.22%) OpenShift
3 3 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (16.67%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (61.11%) Firewall
2 9 (50.00%) DNS
3 6 (33.33%) DSL
3 6 (33.33%) SSL
4 4 (22.22%) VLAN
4 4 (22.22%) VPN
4 4 (22.22%) Wireless
5 3 (16.67%) DHCP
6 2 (11.11%) Remote Desktop
6 2 (11.11%) SAN
7 1 (5.56%) Internet
7 1 (5.56%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (5.56%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (33.33%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (27.78%) SQL Server
3 3 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (33.33%) Artifactory
1 6 (33.33%) GitLab
1 6 (33.33%) Jenkins
General
1 3 (16.67%) Finance
2 2 (11.11%) Legal
3 1 (5.56%) Advertising
3 1 (5.56%) Banking
3 1 (5.56%) Investment Banking
3 1 (5.56%) Manufacturing
3 1 (5.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (38.89%) Analyst
2 6 (33.33%) Administrator
3 4 (22.22%) Linux Administrator
3 4 (22.22%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 4 (22.22%) Systems Administrator
4 3 (16.67%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 3 (16.67%) Systems Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Support Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Unix Administrator
6 1 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Change Manager
6 1 (5.56%) Change Project Manager
6 1 (5.56%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Manager
6 1 (5.56%) Linux Consultant
6 1 (5.56%) Security Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Technical Account Manager
6 1 (5.56%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (33.33%) LDAP
2 4 (22.22%) LAPP Stack
3 1 (5.56%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) iPhone
2 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.56%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.56%) Security Operations Centre
2 1 (5.56%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 13 (72.22%) Linux
1 13 (72.22%) Windows
2 12 (66.67%) Solaris
3 8 (44.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (33.33%) Unix
5 5 (27.78%) Windows 7
5 5 (27.78%) Windows Server
5 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (16.67%) Windows Phone
6 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (11.11%) AIX
7 2 (11.11%) HPUX
8 1 (5.56%) Android
8 1 (5.56%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (33.33%) Kanban
1 6 (33.33%) Scrum
1 6 (33.33%) Virtual Environments
2 5 (27.78%) ITIL
2 5 (27.78%) Problem-Solving
3 4 (22.22%) Cybersecurity
4 3 (16.67%) Decision-Making
4 3 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (16.67%) Service Delivery
5 2 (11.11%) Business Transformation
5 2 (11.11%) Change Management
5 2 (11.11%) Continuous Delivery
5 2 (11.11%) Innovative Thinking
5 2 (11.11%) Line Management
5 2 (11.11%) Service Desk Management
6 1 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (5.56%) Investment Management
6 1 (5.56%) ITIL V3
6 1 (5.56%) PLM
Programming Languages
1 6 (33.33%) Bash Shell
2 5 (27.78%) SQL
3 4 (22.22%) PowerShell
3 4 (22.22%) Python
4 2 (11.11%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (11.11%) Degree
3 1 (5.56%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (5.56%) CCNA
3 1 (5.56%) CCNP
3 1 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (5.56%) DV Cleared
3 1 (5.56%) PMI Certification
3 1 (5.56%) PMP
3 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 8 (44.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (33.33%) Docker
3 5 (27.78%) Active Directory
4 4 (22.22%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (16.67%) VMware NSX
5 3 (16.67%) vSphere
6 2 (11.11%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (5.56%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 6 (33.33%) Ansible
1 6 (33.33%) Oracle ZFS
1 6 (33.33%) Prometheus
1 6 (33.33%) Puppet
1 6 (33.33%) Red Hat Satellite
1 6 (33.33%) Xymon
2 4 (22.22%) Kubernetes
3 3 (16.67%) Backup Exec
3 3 (16.67%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 3 (16.67%) Malwarebytes
3 3 (16.67%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 3 (16.67%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (11.11%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (5.56%) Control-M
5 1 (5.56%) HP SIM
5 1 (5.56%) MOM
Vendors
1 8 (44.44%) Red Hat
1 8 (44.44%) VMware
2 6 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 4 (22.22%) Cisco
4 3 (16.67%) Apple
4 3 (16.67%) Avaya
4 3 (16.67%) Dell
4 3 (16.67%) Palo Alto
4 3 (16.67%) Sophos
4 3 (16.67%) Symantec
5 2 (11.11%) EMC
5 2 (11.11%) HP
5 2 (11.11%) Oracle
5 2 (11.11%) Veritas
6 1 (5.56%) BMC
6 1 (5.56%) SAP
6 1 (5.56%) SolarWinds