Period
to 16 December 2017

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 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
UK > Scotland
6 months to
16 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 175 178 194
Rank change year-on-year +3 +16 -
Contract jobs citing Patch Management 11 3 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.22% 0.072% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.26% 0.086% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 4
Scotland median daily rate £300 £110 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +172.73% -69.66% -
10th Percentile £157 £105 £356
90th Percentile £465 £115 £427
UK median daily rate £400 £438 £400
% change year-on-year -8.57% +9.38% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £17.14 £14.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year +16.17% -15.71% -22.22%

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 4218 3470 4973
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 85.04% 83.70% 82.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 2431 2014 2617
Scotland median daily rate £390 £370 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.41% -1.33% -
10th Percentile £250 £250 £250
90th Percentile £538 £500 £500
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 83 97
Scotland median hourly rate £24.00 £21.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -6.67% -
10th Percentile £12.75 £10.88 £12.35
90th Percentile £43.88 £44.35 £48.35
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +4.17% +6.67% +18.42%

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 16 December 2017.

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 16 December 2017. 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 -23 6 £438 -
Fife - 3 £300 -
Glasgow -6 2 £95 -13.64%
Patch Management
UK

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 Scotland region with a requirement for Patch Management.

1 9 (81.82%) Windows
2 6 (54.55%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (54.55%) Windows 7
3 5 (45.45%) SCCM
3 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
3 5 (45.45%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (36.36%) Linux
4 4 (36.36%) SQL
5 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
5 3 (27.27%) Active Directory
5 3 (27.27%) VMware
5 3 (27.27%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (27.27%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (27.27%) Remediation Plan
6 2 (18.18%) Ansible
6 2 (18.18%) Skype
6 2 (18.18%) EMC VNX
6 2 (18.18%) Windows 10
6 2 (18.18%) AppDNA
6 2 (18.18%) Jenkins
6 2 (18.18%) ServiceNow
6 2 (18.18%) OpenShift
6 2 (18.18%) Performance Analysis
6 2 (18.18%) DevOps
6 2 (18.18%) PowerShell
6 2 (18.18%) Skype for Business
6 2 (18.18%) High Availability
6 2 (18.18%) Splunk
6 2 (18.18%) Red Hat Satellite

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 (18.18%) Skype for Business
2 1 (9.09%) JBoss
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle Application Server
Cloud Services
1 2 (18.18%) OpenShift
2 1 (9.09%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) DHCP
1 2 (18.18%) DNS
1 2 (18.18%) Internet
1 2 (18.18%) LAN
1 2 (18.18%) Skype
1 2 (18.18%) VLAN
1 2 (18.18%) WAN
2 1 (9.09%) DSL
2 1 (9.09%) Firewall
2 1 (9.09%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (9.09%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
1 3 (27.27%) SQL Server 2008
1 3 (27.27%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle Database
2 1 (9.09%) RDBMS
2 1 (9.09%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Jenkins
2 1 (9.09%) Artifactory
2 1 (9.09%) GitLab
General
1 2 (18.18%) Banking
2 1 (9.09%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Law
Job Titles
1 2 (18.18%) Consultant
1 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 2 (18.18%) SCCM Consultant
2 1 (9.09%) 1st Line Support
2 1 (9.09%) Administrator
2 1 (9.09%) DBA
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle DBA
2 1 (9.09%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) Middleware
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 9 (81.82%) Windows
2 6 (54.55%) Windows 7
2 6 (54.55%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (45.45%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (36.36%) Linux
5 2 (18.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (18.18%) Windows 10
6 1 (9.09%) Android
6 1 (9.09%) Apple iOS
6 1 (9.09%) Windows 2000
6 1 (9.09%) Windows Server
6 1 (9.09%) Windows Vista
6 1 (9.09%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) Remediation Plan
2 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (18.18%) Application Packaging
2 2 (18.18%) DevOps
2 2 (18.18%) High Availability
2 2 (18.18%) Kanban
2 2 (18.18%) Performance Analysis
2 2 (18.18%) Scrum
2 2 (18.18%) Vulnerability Management
3 1 (9.09%) Asset Management
3 1 (9.09%) Build Automation
3 1 (9.09%) Facilities Management
3 1 (9.09%) Incident Management
3 1 (9.09%) ITIL
3 1 (9.09%) ITIL V3
3 1 (9.09%) Line Management
3 1 (9.09%) Service Delivery
3 1 (9.09%) Service Desk Management
3 1 (9.09%) Software Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) SQL
2 2 (18.18%) Bash Shell
2 2 (18.18%) PowerShell
3 1 (9.09%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 1 (9.09%) Degree
2 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 3 (27.27%) Active Directory
1 3 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (18.18%) DFS Replication
2 2 (18.18%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (18.18%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (18.18%) XenApp
2 2 (18.18%) XenDesktop
3 1 (9.09%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (45.45%) SCCM
2 2 (18.18%) Ansible
2 2 (18.18%) AppDNA
2 2 (18.18%) Puppet
2 2 (18.18%) Red Hat Satellite
2 2 (18.18%) SCOM
3 1 (9.09%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
3 1 (9.09%) Kubernetes
3 1 (9.09%) Prometheus
3 1 (9.09%) Xymon
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 3 (27.27%) VMware
3 2 (18.18%) Cisco
3 2 (18.18%) Citrix
3 2 (18.18%) Google
3 2 (18.18%) Red Hat
3 2 (18.18%) Riverbed
3 2 (18.18%) ServiceNow
3 2 (18.18%) SolarWinds
3 2 (18.18%) Splunk
3 2 (18.18%) Tripwire
4 1 (9.09%) Oracle