Period
to 23 September 2019

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 23 September 2019 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
23 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 155 183 181
Rank change year-on-year +28 -2 +25
Contract jobs citing Patch Management 18 17 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.43% 0.32% 0.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.50% 0.36% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 7 5
Scotland median daily rate £325 £250 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.00% -33.33% +240.91%
10th Percentile £268 £111 £295
90th Percentile £446 £400 £503
UK median daily rate £363 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +3.57% -6.67% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £15.00 £21.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year -29.41% -5.56% +28.94%

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 3,582 4,687 4,060
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 85.71% 87.82% 85.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,973 2,600 2,294
Scotland median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +7.64%
10th Percentile £258 £256 £256
90th Percentile £575 £550 £530
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 103 103
Scotland median hourly rate £22.50 £24.55 £26.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.35% -6.48% -25.00%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.80 £13.00
90th Percentile £43.75 £48.28 £43.75
UK median hourly rate £24.10 £20.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year +17.56% -14.58% +6.67%

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

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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

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Patch Management in Scotland over the 6 months to 23 September 2019.

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 23 September 2019. 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 +21 11 £325 +116.67%
Edinburgh +23 3 £500 +25.00% 3
Fife - 2 - -
South Lanarkshire - 1 £300 -
Aberdeen - 1 - -
Patch Management
UK

For the 6 months to 23 September 2019, 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 14 (77.78%) Windows
2 9 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 8 (44.44%) Windows Server
4 7 (38.89%) Vulnerability Management
4 7 (38.89%) Risk Management
5 5 (27.78%) Workflow
5 5 (27.78%) Validation
5 5 (27.78%) Nessus
5 5 (27.78%) Qualys
5 5 (27.78%) SCCM
5 5 (27.78%) QRadar
6 4 (22.22%) Windows 10
6 4 (22.22%) SC Cleared
6 4 (22.22%) Security Cleared
6 4 (22.22%) Public Sector
6 4 (22.22%) VMware
6 4 (22.22%) Active Directory
7 3 (16.67%) Citrix
7 3 (16.67%) SQL Server
7 3 (16.67%) Investment Banking
7 3 (16.67%) Network Security
7 3 (16.67%) Banking
7 3 (16.67%) Security Management
7 3 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 3 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
8 2 (11.11%) Windows 7
8 2 (11.11%) Azure
8 2 (11.11%) Office 365
8 2 (11.11%) Hyper-V
8 2 (11.11%) XenApp

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 (11.11%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.11%) Azure
1 2 (11.11%) Office 365
2 1 (5.56%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (16.67%) Network Security
2 2 (11.11%) DNS
2 2 (11.11%) Ethernet
2 2 (11.11%) LAN
2 2 (11.11%) SAN
2 2 (11.11%) WAN
2 2 (11.11%) Wireless
3 1 (5.56%) DHCP
3 1 (5.56%) Firewall
3 1 (5.56%) NetScaler
3 1 (5.56%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (5.56%) TCP/IP
3 1 (5.56%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MSI
General
1 4 (22.22%) Public Sector
2 3 (16.67%) Banking
2 3 (16.67%) Investment Banking
3 1 (5.56%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) Analyst
2 5 (27.78%) Consultant
2 5 (27.78%) Vulnerability Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) SCCM Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Security Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Administrator
4 1 (5.56%) Citrix Administrator
4 1 (5.56%) Citrix Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) Deployment Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Information Security Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) Oracle Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) Security Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Security Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Security Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) Support Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Client/Server
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle Licensing
Operating Systems
1 14 (77.78%) Windows
2 8 (44.44%) Windows Server
3 4 (22.22%) Windows 10
4 2 (11.11%) Linux
4 2 (11.11%) Windows 7
5 1 (5.56%) Windows 8
5 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) Risk Management
1 7 (38.89%) Vulnerability Management
2 5 (27.78%) Validation
2 5 (27.78%) Workflow
3 3 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 3 (16.67%) Security Management
4 2 (11.11%) Antivirus Management
4 2 (11.11%) Decision-Making
4 2 (11.11%) Incident Management
4 2 (11.11%) Information Security
4 2 (11.11%) Information Security Management
4 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Monitoring
4 2 (11.11%) Risk Assessment
4 2 (11.11%) Security Operations
4 2 (11.11%) Security Testing
4 2 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (5.56%) Application Packaging
5 1 (5.56%) Load Balancing
5 1 (5.56%) Migration
5 1 (5.56%) Performance Management
Qualifications
1 4 (22.22%) SC Cleared
1 4 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.56%) CCNA
2 1 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (5.56%) CISSP
2 1 (5.56%) MCSA
2 1 (5.56%) MCSE
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 4 (22.22%) Active Directory
2 3 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (11.11%) Hyper-V
3 2 (11.11%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 2 (11.11%) Virtual Servers
3 2 (11.11%) XenApp
4 1 (5.56%) Terminal Services
4 1 (5.56%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (5.56%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (5.56%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (27.78%) Nessus
1 5 (27.78%) QRadar
1 5 (27.78%) SCCM
2 1 (5.56%) EdgeSight
2 1 (5.56%) SCOM
Vendors
1 9 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (27.78%) Qualys
3 4 (22.22%) VMware
4 3 (16.67%) Citrix
5 2 (11.11%) Cisco
6 1 (5.56%) HP
6 1 (5.56%) Oracle
6 1 (5.56%) Twitter