Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 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
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 591 596 595
Rank change year-on-year +5 -1 +36
Contract jobs citing Security Patching 69 47 84
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.13% 0.090% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.15% 0.11% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 41 55
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -13.33% +15.38%
10th Percentile £261 £231 £274
90th Percentile £490 £500 £520
UK median daily rate £375 £325 £400
% change year-on-year +15.38% -18.75% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 0 5
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 - £35.50
10th Percentile £35.00 - £22.40
90th Percentile £41.00 - £38.20
UK median hourly rate £39.50 - £35.50

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 46,890 43,991 49,950
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 85.46% 84.23% 84.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 28,681 27,102 31,097
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £268 £256 £250
90th Percentile £575 £556 £550
UK median daily rate £454 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +0.89% +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,866 1,647 1,997
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.12 £25.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.51% +8.70% +4.55%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.25 £11.19
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £24.87 £22.50
% change year-on-year -15.56% +10.53% +3.45%

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 19 October 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 19 October 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 West 0 22 £325 - 4
South East -11 22 £430 +27.41% 12
Northern Ireland +43 9 - -
East of England +6 5 £338 -32.50% 5
North of England -23 5 £350 -3.45% 7
Midlands -9 3 £325 +36.84% 1
North West -17 3 £331 +1.92% 4
West Midlands -22 3 £325 +36.84% 1
Scotland -27 3 £213 -22.73%
Yorkshire -13 2 £405 +8.72% 3
Security Patching
UK

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 31 (44.93%) Windows
2 30 (43.48%) ITIL
2 30 (43.48%) Microsoft
3 25 (36.23%) VMware
4 24 (34.78%) Active Directory
5 23 (33.33%) Service Management
6 22 (31.88%) Firewall
6 22 (31.88%) Security Cleared
7 20 (28.99%) Data Centre
7 20 (28.99%) Cisco
7 20 (28.99%) LAN
8 19 (27.54%) WAN
8 19 (27.54%) Disaster Recovery
9 18 (26.09%) Clustering
10 17 (24.64%) Analytical Skills
10 17 (24.64%) Windows Server
11 15 (21.74%) Cisco Certification
12 14 (20.29%) Citrix
12 14 (20.29%) MS Exchange
12 14 (20.29%) CCNP
12 14 (20.29%) SC Cleared
12 14 (20.29%) Capacity Planning
13 13 (18.84%) Exchange Server 2010
13 13 (18.84%) ITIL V3
13 13 (18.84%) vSphere
13 13 (18.84%) XenApp
13 13 (18.84%) Microsoft Clustering
13 13 (18.84%) CommVault
13 13 (18.84%) NetApp
14 12 (17.39%) VMware Infrastructure

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 14 (20.29%) MS Exchange
2 13 (18.84%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (7.25%) NetWeaver
3 5 (7.25%) SAP Portal
4 1 (1.45%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.45%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.45%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.45%) WebSphere Application Server
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.90%) Office 365
3 1 (1.45%) Mimecast
3 1 (1.45%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 22 (31.88%) Firewall
2 20 (28.99%) LAN
3 19 (27.54%) WAN
4 11 (15.94%) VLAN
5 10 (14.49%) VoIP
6 9 (13.04%) Network Security
7 7 (10.14%) SAN
8 5 (7.25%) BGP
8 5 (7.25%) DHCP
8 5 (7.25%) DNS
8 5 (7.25%) EIGRP
8 5 (7.25%) TCP/IP
8 5 (7.25%) Wireshark
9 4 (5.80%) Cisco Nexus
9 4 (5.80%) NX-OS
9 4 (5.80%) VPN
10 3 (4.35%) Wi-Fi
11 2 (2.90%) NAS
11 2 (2.90%) Remote Desktop
11 2 (2.90%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.25%) Oracle Database
2 2 (2.90%) SAP BW
3 1 (1.45%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (2.90%) MSI
General
1 3 (4.35%) Retail
2 2 (2.90%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.45%) Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (18.84%) Analyst
2 12 (17.39%) Network Engineer
3 11 (15.94%) Data Analyst
3 11 (15.94%) Data Centre Analyst
4 7 (10.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 7 (10.14%) Senior Network Engineer
5 6 (8.70%) Cisco Specialist
5 6 (8.70%) Desktop Support
5 6 (8.70%) Implementation Specialist
5 6 (8.70%) Project Manager
6 5 (7.25%) Consultant
6 5 (7.25%) Desktop Engineer
6 5 (7.25%) SAP Basis Consultant
6 5 (7.25%) SAP Consultant
6 5 (7.25%) Support Engineer
7 4 (5.80%) Administrator
7 4 (5.80%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
7 4 (5.80%) IT Manager
7 4 (5.80%) IT Project Manager
7 4 (5.80%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.25%) SAP Basis
1 5 (7.25%) SAP PI
2 1 (1.45%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 20 (28.99%) Data Centre
2 18 (26.09%) Clustering
3 17 (24.64%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (5.80%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.90%) Replication
6 1 (1.45%) CCTV
6 1 (1.45%) FMCG
6 1 (1.45%) iPhone
6 1 (1.45%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 31 (44.93%) Windows
2 17 (24.64%) Windows Server
3 10 (14.49%) Linux
4 7 (10.14%) Windows 10
5 6 (8.70%) Windows 7
6 5 (7.25%) AIX
6 5 (7.25%) SUSE
7 4 (5.80%) Windows 8
7 4 (5.80%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (2.90%) Oracle Linux
8 2 (2.90%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (1.45%) Android
9 1 (1.45%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (43.48%) ITIL
2 23 (33.33%) Service Management
3 19 (27.54%) Disaster Recovery
4 14 (20.29%) Capacity Planning
5 13 (18.84%) ITIL V3
6 9 (13.04%) Threat Detection
7 8 (11.59%) Capacity Management
8 7 (10.14%) Continuous Improvement
8 7 (10.14%) Incident Management
8 7 (10.14%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 7 (10.14%) Migration
8 7 (10.14%) PRINCE2
8 7 (10.14%) Problem-Solving
9 5 (7.25%) Application Packaging
10 4 (5.80%) Availability Management
10 4 (5.80%) Ethical Hacking
10 4 (5.80%) Infrastructure Management
10 4 (5.80%) Penetration Testing
10 4 (5.80%) Root Cause Analysis
10 4 (5.80%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 5 (7.25%) Java
1 5 (7.25%) PowerShell
1 5 (7.25%) Python
2 3 (4.35%) VB
3 2 (2.90%) SQL
4 1 (1.45%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 22 (31.88%) Security Cleared
2 15 (21.74%) Cisco Certification
3 14 (20.29%) CCNP
3 14 (20.29%) SC Cleared
4 7 (10.14%) A+ Certification
5 6 (8.70%) Degree
6 5 (7.25%) DV Cleared
7 3 (4.35%) MCP
7 3 (4.35%) MCSE
7 3 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (1.45%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.80%) PMO
System Software
1 24 (34.78%) Active Directory
2 13 (18.84%) vSphere
2 13 (18.84%) XenApp
3 12 (17.39%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (15.94%) VMware Server
5 10 (14.49%) Hyper-V
6 4 (5.80%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (1.45%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 13 (18.84%) Microsoft Clustering
2 8 (11.59%) Cisco Prime
2 8 (11.59%) SCCM
3 6 (8.70%) Opsview
4 5 (7.25%) Data Guard
4 5 (7.25%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 5 (7.25%) Oracle RMAN
5 2 (2.90%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (1.45%) Cisco LMS
6 1 (1.45%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
6 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (1.45%) SCOM
6 1 (1.45%) WSUS
Vendors
1 30 (43.48%) Microsoft
2 25 (36.23%) VMware
3 20 (28.99%) Cisco
4 14 (20.29%) Citrix
5 13 (18.84%) CommVault
5 13 (18.84%) NetApp
6 9 (13.04%) CheckPoint
6 9 (13.04%) Juniper
7 5 (7.25%) Oracle
7 5 (7.25%) SAP
8 3 (4.35%) Ivanti
9 2 (2.90%) EMC
9 2 (2.90%) McAfee
9 2 (2.90%) Snow
9 2 (2.90%) Sophos
9 2 (2.90%) Splunk
9 2 (2.90%) Veeam
10 1 (1.45%) HP
10 1 (1.45%) IBM
10 1 (1.45%) Red Hat