Period
to 11 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London with a requirement for Security Patching skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Security Patching over the 6 months to 11 December 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.

Security Patching
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 604 608 597
Rank change year-on-year +4 -11 +17
Contract jobs citing Security Patching 55 36 72
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.098% 0.067% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.11% 0.080% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 30 58
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -12.16% +5.41%
10th Percentile £313 £248 £280
90th Percentile £522 £504 £486
UK median daily rate £403 £325 £380
% change year-on-year +23.85% -14.47% -15.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 2
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 - £28.50
10th Percentile £35.00 - £18.85
90th Percentile £40.20 - £37.75
UK median hourly rate £40.00 - £28.50

Security Patching 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 the UK excluding London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK excluding London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 48,231 45,240 47,238
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 86.04% 84.36% 84.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 29,761 27,979 29,367
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.23%
10th Percentile £270 £255 £249
90th Percentile £575 £575 £550
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,798 1,654 1,999
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.62 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.07% +6.67% -1.45%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.25 £11.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -8.33% +6.67% +2.27%

Security Patching
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Security Patching as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Security Patching in the UK excluding London

Security Patching
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Security Patching in the UK excluding London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Patching in the UK excluding London

Security Patching
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Patching in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 11 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Security Patching in the UK excluding London

Security Patching
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Patching in the UK excluding London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Security Patching in the UK excluding London

Security Patching
Contract Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Patching within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 11 December 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
South East -8 20 £455 +34.81% 5
South West -29 12 £325 +30.00% 6
Northern Ireland +39 9 - -
North of England -10 7 £428 +1.79% 1
East of England +8 4 £350 -30.00%
Yorkshire -8 4 £450 +7.14%
Midlands -8 3 £325 +8.33% 1
North West -19 3 £350 -3.45% 1
West Midlands - 3 £325 -
Security Patching
UK

For the 6 months to 11 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Security Patching 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for Security Patching.

1 27 (49.09%) Microsoft
2 26 (47.27%) Windows
3 23 (41.82%) ITIL
4 20 (36.36%) Active Directory
4 20 (36.36%) Data Centre
5 17 (30.91%) Disaster Recovery
5 17 (30.91%) VMware
5 17 (30.91%) Clustering
6 16 (29.09%) Windows Server
6 16 (29.09%) Security Cleared
7 15 (27.27%) Firewall
7 15 (27.27%) LAN
8 14 (25.45%) WAN
8 14 (25.45%) Service Management
9 13 (23.64%) Cisco
9 13 (23.64%) Capacity Planning
10 12 (21.82%) MS Exchange
10 12 (21.82%) Citrix
11 11 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
11 11 (20.00%) CommVault
11 11 (20.00%) NetApp
11 11 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
11 11 (20.00%) XenApp
11 11 (20.00%) vSphere
11 11 (20.00%) SC Cleared
11 11 (20.00%) VLAN
11 11 (20.00%) VMware Server
11 11 (20.00%) Microsoft Clustering
11 11 (20.00%) ITIL V3
11 11 (20.00%) Analytical Skills

Security Patching
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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 12 (21.82%) MS Exchange
2 11 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (10.91%) NetWeaver
3 6 (10.91%) SAP Portal
4 1 (1.82%) Apache Pig
4 1 (1.82%) Apache Spark
4 1 (1.82%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.82%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.82%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.82%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (12.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.82%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (27.27%) Firewall
1 15 (27.27%) LAN
2 14 (25.45%) WAN
3 11 (20.00%) VLAN
4 9 (16.36%) Network Security
5 7 (12.73%) SAN
6 5 (9.09%) VoIP
7 4 (7.27%) DHCP
8 3 (5.45%) DNS
8 3 (5.45%) TCP/IP
8 3 (5.45%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (3.64%) BGP
9 2 (3.64%) Cisco Nexus
9 2 (3.64%) EIGRP
9 2 (3.64%) NAS
9 2 (3.64%) NX-OS
9 2 (3.64%) VPN
9 2 (3.64%) Wireshark
9 2 (3.64%) WLAN
10 1 (1.82%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.73%) Oracle Database
2 2 (3.64%) SAP BW
3 1 (1.82%) Apache Hive
3 1 (1.82%) Big Data
3 1 (1.82%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.82%) HBase
3 1 (1.82%) HSQLDB
3 1 (1.82%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.82%) MySQL
3 1 (1.82%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.82%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (1.82%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (1.82%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.82%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.82%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 1 (1.82%) ERwin
1 1 (1.82%) Metasploit
1 1 (1.82%) MSI
1 1 (1.82%) Toad
General
1 2 (3.64%) Pharmaceutical
1 2 (3.64%) Retail
2 1 (1.82%) Banking
2 1 (1.82%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (29.09%) Analyst
2 11 (20.00%) Data Analyst
2 11 (20.00%) Data Centre Analyst
3 8 (14.55%) Network Engineer
4 6 (10.91%) Cisco Specialist
4 6 (10.91%) Consultant
4 6 (10.91%) Implementation Specialist
4 6 (10.91%) Project Manager
4 6 (10.91%) SAP Basis Consultant
4 6 (10.91%) SAP Consultant
5 5 (9.09%) Desktop Support
5 5 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (9.09%) Support Engineer
6 4 (7.27%) IT Manager
6 4 (7.27%) IT Project Manager
7 3 (5.45%) Desktop Engineer
7 3 (5.45%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 3 (5.45%) Senior Network Engineer
7 3 (5.45%) Technical Manager
7 3 (5.45%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.91%) SAP Basis
1 6 (10.91%) SAP PI
2 2 (3.64%) Middleware
3 1 (1.82%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 1 (1.82%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 20 (36.36%) Data Centre
2 17 (30.91%) Clustering
3 11 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (5.45%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (3.64%) Replication
6 1 (1.82%) CCTV
6 1 (1.82%) iPhone
6 1 (1.82%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.82%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 26 (47.27%) Windows
2 16 (29.09%) Windows Server
3 8 (14.55%) Linux
4 6 (10.91%) AIX
4 6 (10.91%) SUSE
5 4 (7.27%) Windows 10
5 4 (7.27%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (5.45%) Windows 7
7 2 (3.64%) Oracle Linux
7 2 (3.64%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (1.82%) Android
8 1 (1.82%) CentOS
8 1 (1.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.82%) Solaris
8 1 (1.82%) Unix
8 1 (1.82%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (41.82%) ITIL
2 17 (30.91%) Disaster Recovery
3 14 (25.45%) Service Management
4 13 (23.64%) Capacity Planning
5 11 (20.00%) ITIL V3
6 9 (16.36%) Migration
6 9 (16.36%) Threat Detection
7 7 (12.73%) Continuous Improvement
8 6 (10.91%) PRINCE2
9 5 (9.09%) Capacity Management
9 5 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 5 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
10 4 (7.27%) Application Packaging
10 4 (7.27%) Patch Management
11 3 (5.45%) Agile Software Development
11 3 (5.45%) Incident Management
12 2 (3.64%) Asset Management
12 2 (3.64%) CRM
12 2 (3.64%) Service Delivery
12 2 (3.64%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (10.91%) Java
2 3 (5.45%) SQL
3 2 (3.64%) PowerShell
3 2 (3.64%) Python
3 2 (3.64%) VB
4 1 (1.82%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.82%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.82%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 16 (29.09%) Security Cleared
2 11 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 10 (18.18%) CCNP
4 7 (12.73%) A+ Certification
5 3 (5.45%) DV Cleared
6 2 (3.64%) MCP
6 2 (3.64%) MCSE
6 2 (3.64%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.82%) CCNA
7 1 (1.82%) CISA
7 1 (1.82%) CISSP
7 1 (1.82%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (1.82%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 20 (36.36%) Active Directory
2 11 (20.00%) VMware Server
2 11 (20.00%) vSphere
2 11 (20.00%) XenApp
3 9 (16.36%) Hyper-V
4 6 (10.91%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (5.45%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.82%) Apache Flume
6 1 (1.82%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (1.82%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (1.82%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (1.82%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (20.00%) Microsoft Clustering
2 7 (12.73%) SCCM
3 6 (10.91%) Data Guard
3 6 (10.91%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 6 (10.91%) Oracle RMAN
4 4 (7.27%) Cisco Prime
5 3 (5.45%) Opsview
5 3 (5.45%) WSUS
6 2 (3.64%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
6 2 (3.64%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (1.82%) BMC PATROL
7 1 (1.82%) Cisco LMS
7 1 (1.82%) Ganglia
7 1 (1.82%) Nagios
7 1 (1.82%) Nessus
7 1 (1.82%) NetBackup
7 1 (1.82%) Nmap
7 1 (1.82%) Red Hat Satellite
7 1 (1.82%) SCOM
Vendors
1 27 (49.09%) Microsoft
2 17 (30.91%) VMware
3 13 (23.64%) Cisco
4 12 (21.82%) Citrix
5 11 (20.00%) CommVault
5 11 (20.00%) NetApp
6 9 (16.36%) CheckPoint
6 9 (16.36%) Juniper
7 7 (12.73%) Oracle
8 6 (10.91%) SAP
9 3 (5.45%) Red Hat
10 2 (3.64%) BMC
10 2 (3.64%) Ivanti
10 2 (3.64%) McAfee
10 2 (3.64%) Veeam
11 1 (1.82%) Cloudera
11 1 (1.82%) Hortonworks
11 1 (1.82%) HP
11 1 (1.82%) IBM
11 1 (1.82%) Tripwire