Period
to 21 July 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 21 July 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
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 202 153 206
Rank change year-on-year -49 +53 -14
Contract jobs citing Patch Management 10 22 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.18% 0.52% 0.091%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.21% 0.62% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 16 1
Scotland median daily rate £250 £400 £110
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -37.50% +263.64% -56.00%
10th Percentile £139 £310 £105
90th Percentile £353 £448 £115
UK median daily rate £338 £400 £413
% change year-on-year -15.63% -3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £41.25 £14.76 £17.45
% change year-on-year +179.42% -15.40% -22.44%

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 4,837 3,567 4,740
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 86.27% 84.21% 86.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,862 2,069 2,686
Scotland median daily rate £400 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% -
10th Percentile £259 £251 £235
90th Percentile £550 £525 £510
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +0.11% +5.76% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 80 89
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £27.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.36% -23.61% +31.20%
10th Percentile £10.70 £12.95 £11.25
90th Percentile £51.13 £45.10 £43.90
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% +4.17% +11.63%

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 21 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Patch Management in Scotland

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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

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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 21 July 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
Glasgow -19 7 £175 -50.00%
Edinburgh -31 1 £355 -11.25% 1
Renfrewshire -43 1 - -
Inverclyde - 1 £320 -
Patch Management
UK

For the 6 months to 21 July 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 7 (70.00%) Windows
1 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (60.00%) Windows Server
3 5 (50.00%) Firewall
3 5 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 5 (50.00%) ITIL
4 4 (40.00%) SQL
4 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
4 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (40.00%) Linux
4 4 (40.00%) Cisco
4 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (40.00%) Office 365
5 3 (30.00%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (30.00%) Windows 7
5 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (30.00%) Cybersecurity
5 3 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (30.00%) PowerShell
5 3 (30.00%) Wireless
5 3 (30.00%) VMware
5 3 (30.00%) VLAN
5 3 (30.00%) DHCP
5 3 (30.00%) VPN
5 3 (30.00%) DNS
5 3 (30.00%) Unix
5 3 (30.00%) Solaris
5 3 (30.00%) Symantec
6 2 (20.00%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (20.00%) Sophos

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 2 (20.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (20.00%) Skype for Business
2 1 (10.00%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (10.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (40.00%) Office 365
2 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (20.00%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (50.00%) Firewall
2 3 (30.00%) DHCP
2 3 (30.00%) DNS
2 3 (30.00%) VLAN
2 3 (30.00%) VPN
2 3 (30.00%) Wireless
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (10.00%) Internet
3 1 (10.00%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (10.00%) Network Security
3 1 (10.00%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 2 (20.00%) Legal
2 1 (10.00%) Advertising
2 1 (10.00%) Banking
2 1 (10.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Systems Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Support Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Change Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (10.00%) SAP Change Manager
4 1 (10.00%) SAP Manager
4 1 (10.00%) SAP Project Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Security Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Infrastructure Project Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Project Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Senior SAP Project Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Systems Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Account Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Data Centre
1 2 (20.00%) iPhone
2 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) Security Operations Centre
2 1 (10.00%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 7 (70.00%) Windows
2 6 (60.00%) Windows Server
3 4 (40.00%) Linux
3 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (30.00%) Solaris
4 3 (30.00%) Unix
4 3 (30.00%) Windows 7
5 2 (20.00%) Windows Phone
5 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (10.00%) Android
6 1 (10.00%) Apple iOS
6 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) ITIL
2 3 (30.00%) Cybersecurity
3 2 (20.00%) Decision-Making
3 2 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (20.00%) Innovative Thinking
3 2 (20.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (10.00%) Change Management
4 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (10.00%) CRM
4 1 (10.00%) ERP
4 1 (10.00%) Facilities Management
4 1 (10.00%) Incident Management
4 1 (10.00%) Investment Management
4 1 (10.00%) ITIL V3
4 1 (10.00%) PLM
4 1 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
4 1 (10.00%) Project Management
4 1 (10.00%) Release Management
4 1 (10.00%) Service Management
4 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) SQL
2 3 (30.00%) PowerShell
3 2 (20.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) Degree
1 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) CCNA
2 1 (10.00%) CCNP
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (10.00%) CompTIA Security+
2 1 (10.00%) DV Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) MCSA
2 1 (10.00%) MCSE
2 1 (10.00%) MCTS
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (10.00%) PMI Certification
2 1 (10.00%) PMP
2 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 5 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (30.00%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (20.00%) vSphere
4 1 (10.00%) Firmware
4 1 (10.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) Backup Exec
1 2 (20.00%) Host Intrusion Detection System
1 2 (20.00%) Malwarebytes
1 2 (20.00%) Network Intrusion Detection System
1 2 (20.00%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (10.00%) Control-M
2 1 (10.00%) HP SIM
2 1 (10.00%) MaaS360
2 1 (10.00%) MOM
2 1 (10.00%) SCCM
2 1 (10.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 1 (10.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (40.00%) Cisco
3 3 (30.00%) Symantec
3 3 (30.00%) VMware
4 2 (20.00%) Apple
4 2 (20.00%) Avaya
4 2 (20.00%) Dell
4 2 (20.00%) Palo Alto
4 2 (20.00%) Sophos
5 1 (10.00%) BMC
5 1 (10.00%) Citrix
5 1 (10.00%) HP
5 1 (10.00%) IBM
5 1 (10.00%) SAP
5 1 (10.00%) SolarWinds