Period
to 19 May 2019

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 May 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.

Security Patching
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
19 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 554 591 569
Rank change year-on-year +37 -22 +14
Contract jobs citing Security Patching 78 52 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.16% 0.097% 0.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.19% 0.11% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 28 31
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.13% +10.71% +2.94%
10th Percentile £288 £209 £225
90th Percentile £582 £638 £438
UK median daily rate £451 £400 £350
% change year-on-year +12.81% +14.29% -22.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 3
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £38.00 £21.78
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -44.73% +74.49% +57.68%
10th Percentile £16.95 £35.49 £13.12
90th Percentile £25.05 £40.90 £30.59
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £38.00 £21.78
% change year-on-year -44.73% +74.49% -22.66%

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 41,674 45,577 41,325
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 85.72% 85.41% 84.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,867 27,929 25,328
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £275 £263 £250
90th Percentile £600 £575 £550
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,625 1,668 1,689
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.13 £20.63 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.08% -17.47% -6.82%
10th Percentile £11.39 £11.06 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.25 £48.75 £52.17
UK median hourly rate £24.76 £22.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +12.52% -12.00% -

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 May 2019.

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 May 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
South East +54 53 £520 -13.33%
North of England +18 13 £425 - 1
North West +18 7 £425 -5.56%
Yorkshire +16 5 £450 +12.50% 1
Midlands +15 5 £300 +9.09%
East of England +9 3 £500 +25.00% 1
South West -36 3 £425 +13.33%
East Midlands - 3 £300 -
West Midlands +8 2 - -
Wales - 1 £375 -
North East - 1 £147 -
Security Patching
UK

For the 6 months to 19 May 2019, 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 20 (25.64%) Cisco
2 18 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 18 (23.08%) Disaster Recovery
3 17 (21.79%) Firewall
3 17 (21.79%) Windows
4 16 (20.51%) DNS
5 14 (17.95%) Information Security
5 14 (17.95%) SMTP
5 14 (17.95%) Linux
5 14 (17.95%) LDAP
5 14 (17.95%) Kalman Filter
6 13 (16.67%) DKIM
6 13 (16.67%) DMARC
6 13 (16.67%) SSL
6 13 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 13 (16.67%) IronPort
6 13 (16.67%) Regular Expression
7 12 (15.38%) Vulnerability Management
7 12 (15.38%) Security Cleared
7 12 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
7 12 (15.38%) Penetration Testing
7 12 (15.38%) CISSP
7 12 (15.38%) Red Hat
7 12 (15.38%) MS Exchange
7 12 (15.38%) GIAC
7 12 (15.38%) VMware
7 12 (15.38%) CLAS
7 12 (15.38%) SANS
7 12 (15.38%) Patch Management
7 12 (15.38%) Cybersecurity

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 (15.38%) MS Exchange
2 11 (14.10%) IBM Domino
3 10 (12.82%) OpenStack
4 4 (5.13%) SharePoint
5 3 (3.85%) NetWeaver
5 3 (3.85%) SAP Portal
6 2 (2.56%) Tomcat
7 1 (1.28%) Apache
7 1 (1.28%) Apache Pig
7 1 (1.28%) Apache Spark
7 1 (1.28%) IIS
7 1 (1.28%) JBoss
7 1 (1.28%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (6.41%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.28%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.28%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (1.28%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 10 (12.82%) G Suite
2 8 (10.26%) OpenShift
3 6 (7.69%) Office 365
4 5 (6.41%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (6.41%) SaaS
5 2 (2.56%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (2.56%) Mimecast
5 2 (2.56%) OneDrive
6 1 (1.28%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (1.28%) AWS CodePipeline
6 1 (1.28%) IaaS
6 1 (1.28%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (21.79%) Firewall
2 16 (20.51%) DNS
3 14 (17.95%) SMTP
4 13 (16.67%) DKIM
4 13 (16.67%) DMARC
4 13 (16.67%) SSL
5 11 (14.10%) Network Security
6 8 (10.26%) LAN
7 7 (8.97%) VPN
7 7 (8.97%) WAN
8 5 (6.41%) VoIP
9 3 (3.85%) DHCP
9 3 (3.85%) Intrusion Detection
9 3 (3.85%) TCP/IP
10 2 (2.56%) MPLS
10 2 (2.56%) NAS
10 2 (2.56%) Remote Desktop
10 2 (2.56%) SAN
10 2 (2.56%) Skype
10 2 (2.56%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.69%) Oracle Database
2 5 (6.41%) SQL Server
3 3 (3.85%) RDBMS
3 3 (3.85%) Relational Database
3 3 (3.85%) SAP BW
4 2 (2.56%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.28%) Apache Hive
5 1 (1.28%) Big Data
5 1 (1.28%) GIS
5 1 (1.28%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.28%) HBase
5 1 (1.28%) HSQLDB
5 1 (1.28%) MariaDB
5 1 (1.28%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.28%) MySQL
5 1 (1.28%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.28%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (1.28%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.28%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 4 (5.13%) Burp Suite
2 2 (2.56%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.28%) ERwin
3 1 (1.28%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.28%) Toad
General
1 11 (14.10%) Retail
2 5 (6.41%) Finance
3 4 (5.13%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.56%) Law
5 1 (1.28%) Back Office
5 1 (1.28%) Billing
Job Titles
1 15 (19.23%) Architect
2 12 (15.38%) Security Architect
3 11 (14.10%) Network Engineer
4 9 (11.54%) Cisco Engineer
5 8 (10.26%) Consultant
5 8 (10.26%) Platform Engineer
5 8 (10.26%) Security Engineer
6 7 (8.97%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 7 (8.97%) Cisco Security Engineer
6 7 (8.97%) Support Engineer
7 6 (7.69%) Cloud Engineer
7 6 (7.69%) Network Security Engineer
8 5 (6.41%) CISSP Architect
8 5 (6.41%) CLAS Architect
9 4 (5.13%) Administrator
9 4 (5.13%) Analyst
9 4 (5.13%) Cisco Consultant
9 4 (5.13%) Cisco Security Consultant
9 4 (5.13%) Desktop Engineer
9 4 (5.13%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (17.95%) LDAP
2 13 (16.67%) Regular Expression
3 3 (3.85%) SAP Basis
3 3 (3.85%) SAP PI
4 1 (1.28%) Middleware
4 1 (1.28%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 1 (1.28%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.82%) Management Information System
2 8 (10.26%) Private Cloud
3 6 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (7.69%) Self-Motivation
4 5 (6.41%) Data Centre
5 3 (3.85%) Clustering
5 3 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (3.85%) PKI
6 2 (2.56%) Driving Licence
6 2 (2.56%) iPhone
6 2 (2.56%) Mobile App
6 2 (2.56%) Public Cloud
6 2 (2.56%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (1.28%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (1.28%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (1.28%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 17 (21.79%) Windows
2 14 (17.95%) Linux
3 8 (10.26%) Windows Server
4 5 (6.41%) Windows 10
4 5 (6.41%) Windows 7
5 3 (3.85%) AIX
5 3 (3.85%) Oracle Linux
5 3 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (3.85%) SUSE
5 3 (3.85%) Unix
5 3 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (2.56%) Mac OS X
6 2 (2.56%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.28%) Android
7 1 (1.28%) CentOS
7 1 (1.28%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (23.08%) Disaster Recovery
2 14 (17.95%) Information Security
2 14 (17.95%) Kalman Filter
3 12 (15.38%) Cybersecurity
3 12 (15.38%) Patch Management
3 12 (15.38%) Penetration Testing
3 12 (15.38%) Vulnerability Management
4 11 (14.10%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (14.10%) OWASP
5 10 (12.82%) Continuous Deployment
5 10 (12.82%) Continuous Integration
5 10 (12.82%) Deployment Automation
5 10 (12.82%) Task Automation
6 9 (11.54%) ITIL
6 9 (11.54%) Security Testing
7 8 (10.26%) DevOps
7 8 (10.26%) High Availability
7 8 (10.26%) Project Management
8 6 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
8 6 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineering
Programming Languages
1 7 (8.97%) SQL
2 3 (3.85%) Java
2 3 (3.85%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.28%) C
3 1 (1.28%) C++
3 1 (1.28%) PL/SQL
3 1 (1.28%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 12 (15.38%) CISSP
1 12 (15.38%) CLAS
1 12 (15.38%) GIAC
1 12 (15.38%) SANS
1 12 (15.38%) Security Cleared
2 7 (8.97%) DV Cleared
3 5 (6.41%) SC Cleared
4 4 (5.13%) Degree
4 4 (5.13%) TOGAF Certification
5 3 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (3.85%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (2.56%) CCNA
7 1 (1.28%) CCNP
7 1 (1.28%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (1.28%) MCP
7 1 (1.28%) MCSA
7 1 (1.28%) MCSE
7 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.28%) Novell Certification
7 1 (1.28%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (14.10%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 11 (14.10%) SLA
3 7 (8.97%) GDPR
4 4 (5.13%) PCI DSS
5 1 (1.28%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (1.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 12 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (12.82%) Active Directory
3 9 (11.54%) Docker
4 4 (5.13%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (2.56%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.28%) Apache Flume
6 1 (1.28%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (1.28%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (1.28%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (1.28%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (10.26%) Ansible
1 8 (10.26%) Kubernetes
2 6 (7.69%) WSUS
3 5 (6.41%) Nessus
3 5 (6.41%) SCCM
4 3 (3.85%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
4 3 (3.85%) Data Guard
4 3 (3.85%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 3 (3.85%) Oracle RMAN
5 2 (2.56%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (1.28%) BMC PATROL
6 1 (1.28%) Cisco LMS
6 1 (1.28%) Consul
6 1 (1.28%) Ganglia
6 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (1.28%) Nagios
6 1 (1.28%) NetBackup
6 1 (1.28%) Opsview
6 1 (1.28%) Puppet
Vendors
1 20 (25.64%) Cisco
2 18 (23.08%) Microsoft
3 13 (16.67%) IronPort
4 12 (15.38%) Red Hat
4 12 (15.38%) VMware
5 11 (14.10%) IBM
6 7 (8.97%) Oracle
7 5 (6.41%) McAfee
7 5 (6.41%) Qualys
7 5 (6.41%) Rapid7
8 3 (3.85%) CA
8 3 (3.85%) Juniper
8 3 (3.85%) SAP
8 3 (3.85%) SolarWinds
9 2 (2.56%) Altiris
9 2 (2.56%) Citrix
9 2 (2.56%) Ivanti
9 2 (2.56%) Meraki
9 2 (2.56%) NetApp
10 1 (1.28%) Google