Period
to 28 May 2020

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 28 May 2020 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
28 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 118 168 194
Rank change year-on-year +50 +26 -43
Contract jobs citing Patch Management 17 8 11
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Scotland 0.64% 0.18% 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.76% 0.21% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 2 6
Median daily rate £485 £263 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +84.76% -7.89% -28.75%
10th Percentile £436 £210 £109
90th Percentile £491 £335 £450
UK median daily rate £403 £428 £383
% change year-on-year -5.85% +11.76% -4.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £12.50 -
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £15.37 £41.25
% change year-on-year +127.72% -62.74% +150.00%

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 2,241 3,736 4,507
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 84.85% 85.59% 86.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,267 2,126 2,722
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +5.26%
10th Percentile £225 £260 £262
90th Percentile £575 £575 £550
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 96 74
Median hourly rate £26.50 £23.31 £20.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.67% +12.35% -13.54%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.17 £10.52
90th Percentile £45.00 £44.50 £61.25
Median hourly rate £29.88 £24.83 £22.00
% change year-on-year +20.31% +12.88% -13.73%

Patch Management
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Patch Management in Scotland

Patch Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Patch Management in Scotland.

Daily rate trend for Patch Management in Scotland

Patch Management
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Patch Management in Scotland over the 6 months to 28 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Patch Management in Scotland

Patch Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Patch Management in Scotland.

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 28 May 2020. 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
Renfrewshire - 13 £490 -
Edinburgh +25 4 £375 +15.38%
Patch Management
UK

For the 6 months to 28 May 2020, 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 17 (100.00%) Windows
2 15 (88.24%) Active Directory
2 15 (88.24%) Windows 10
3 14 (82.35%) Windows Server
3 14 (82.35%) Windows Server 2003
3 14 (82.35%) PowerShell
3 14 (82.35%) Linux
3 14 (82.35%) SQL
4 13 (76.47%) VB
4 13 (76.47%) Windows XP
4 13 (76.47%) HTTP
4 13 (76.47%) HTTPS
4 13 (76.47%) SSL
4 13 (76.47%) REXX
4 13 (76.47%) Tcl
4 13 (76.47%) Configuration Management
4 13 (76.47%) MSI
4 13 (76.47%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (76.47%) Windows 7
4 13 (76.47%) Windows Server 2012
4 13 (76.47%) Software Distribution
4 13 (76.47%) Virtual Infrastructure
4 13 (76.47%) Prototyping
5 11 (64.71%) SC Cleared
5 11 (64.71%) Security Cleared
6 2 (11.76%) IaaS
6 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (11.76%) Android
6 2 (11.76%) VMware

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 1 (5.88%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.76%) Azure
1 2 (11.76%) IaaS
2 1 (5.88%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 13 (76.47%) HTTP
1 13 (76.47%) HTTPS
1 13 (76.47%) SSL
2 1 (5.88%) DNS
2 1 (5.88%) Internet
2 1 (5.88%) Network Security
2 1 (5.88%) Skype
Development Applications
1 13 (76.47%) MSI
General
1 1 (5.88%) Banking
1 1 (5.88%) Corporate Banking
1 1 (5.88%) Finance
1 1 (5.88%) Investment Banking
1 1 (5.88%) Retail
1 1 (5.88%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (17.65%) Automation Engineer
1 3 (17.65%) Server Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) Architect
3 1 (5.88%) Azure Architect
3 1 (5.88%) Cloud Architect
3 1 (5.88%) Design Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Support
3 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (5.88%) Data Centre
1 1 (5.88%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 17 (100.00%) Windows
2 15 (88.24%) Windows 10
3 14 (82.35%) Linux
3 14 (82.35%) Windows Server
3 14 (82.35%) Windows Server 2003
4 13 (76.47%) Windows 7
4 13 (76.47%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (76.47%) Windows Server 2012
4 13 (76.47%) Windows XP
5 2 (11.76%) Android
5 2 (11.76%) Apple iOS
5 2 (11.76%) Mac OS
6 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (76.47%) Configuration Management
1 13 (76.47%) Prototyping
1 13 (76.47%) Software Distribution
1 13 (76.47%) Virtual Infrastructure
2 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 1 (5.88%) Build Automation
3 1 (5.88%) Data Governance
3 1 (5.88%) Data Migration
3 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Automation
3 1 (5.88%) Migration
3 1 (5.88%) Network Virtualisation
3 1 (5.88%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (5.88%) Project Management
3 1 (5.88%) Server Management
3 1 (5.88%) Storage Management
3 1 (5.88%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (82.35%) PowerShell
1 14 (82.35%) SQL
2 13 (76.47%) REXX
2 13 (76.47%) Tcl
2 13 (76.47%) VB
3 1 (5.88%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (64.71%) SC Cleared
1 11 (64.71%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) GDPR
System Software
1 15 (88.24%) Active Directory
2 2 (11.76%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.88%) Docker
3 1 (5.88%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (5.88%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (5.88%) Ansible
2 1 (5.88%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (5.88%) Kubernetes
2 1 (5.88%) Puppet
2 1 (5.88%) Red Hat Satellite
2 1 (5.88%) SCCM
2 1 (5.88%) WSUS
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) VMware
2 1 (5.88%) Dell
2 1 (5.88%) EMC
2 1 (5.88%) HP
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle
2 1 (5.88%) Red Hat
2 1 (5.88%) Snow