The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for BitLocker skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited BitLocker over the 3 months to 30 May 2017 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.

Microsoft BitLocker
UK
3 months to
30 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 557 620 605
Rank change year-on-year +63 -15  
Contract jobs citing BitLocker 40 35 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.089% 0.065% 0.051%
As % of the System Software category 0.81% 0.52% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 19 9
Median daily rate £330 £400 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.50% +42.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £147 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £540 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £425 £280
% change year-on-year -23.52% +51.78%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 3
Median hourly rate £17.00 £20.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.00% +8.10%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 - £15.50

BitLocker is in the system software skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 4953 6731 5833
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 11.06% 12.54% 10.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 3189 4119 3289
Median daily rate £405 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.25% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £200 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £361 £325
% change year-on-year +3.95% +11.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 270 457 664
Median hourly rate £17.20 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.50% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.46 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.67 £41.00 £39.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -13.15% +11.76%  

BitLocker
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing BitLocker as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

Job vacancy trend for BitLocker in the UK

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing BitLocker.

Contractor daily rate trend for BitLocker in the UK

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing BitLocker over the 3 months to 30 May 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for BitLocker in the UK

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing BitLocker.

Contractor hourly rate trend for BitLocker in the UK

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Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BitLocker within the UK over the 3 months to 30 May 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +72 37 £375 -6.25% 1
London +9 17 £375 -3.22%
South East +23 9 £270 -37.57%
South West +12 3 £450 +242.85%
Hampshire +8 3 £175 -6.66%
City of London -1 3 £364 -
Scotland - 3 £110 -
Edinburgh - 3 £110 -
Wiltshire - 3 £450 -
Swindon - 3 £450 -
Hertfordshire -1 2 £488 +14.70%
Hatfield -4 2 £488 +14.70%
East of England -5 2 £488 +14.70%
East Midlands - 2 - - 1
Milton Keynes - 2 £270 -
Surrey - 2 - -
Derby - 2 - -
Derbyshire - 2 - -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £270 -
Berkshire +28 1 - -
North West +27 1 - -
West Sussex +22 1 - -
Crawley +7 1 - -
West End of London - 1 £538 -
Yorkshire - 1 £320 -
North Yorkshire - 1 £320 -
Lancashire - 1 - -
Staines - 1 - -
Southampton - 1 £330 -
Bracknell - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 30 May 2017, IT contractor jobs citing BitLocker also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for BitLocker.

1 65 (83.33%) Windows
2 53 (67.95%) Microsoft
3 52 (66.67%) Active Directory
4 42 (53.85%) SCCM
5 35 (44.87%) Windows 10
6 26 (33.33%) Office 365
7 25 (32.05%) Windows 7
8 20 (25.64%) Windows Server
9 19 (24.36%) Microsoft Office
10 18 (23.08%) Citrix
11 16 (20.51%) SharePoint
11 16 (20.51%) DNS
11 16 (20.51%) PowerShell
12 15 (19.23%) XenApp
12 15 (19.23%) VMware
13 14 (17.95%) Symantec
13 14 (17.95%) VMware Infrastructure
13 14 (17.95%) OneDrive
13 14 (17.95%) Microsoft Intune
14 13 (16.67%) ITIL
15 12 (15.38%) Cisco
15 12 (15.38%) Mobile Device Management
16 11 (14.10%) XenDesktop
16 11 (14.10%) Microsoft App-V
17 10 (12.82%) DHCP
17 10 (12.82%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
18 9 (11.54%) Windows Server 2012
18 9 (11.54%) Skype for Business
18 9 (11.54%) Internet
18 9 (11.54%) CESG

BitLocker
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 16 (20.51%) SharePoint
2 9 (11.54%) Skype for Business
3 6 (7.69%) MS Exchange
4 4 (5.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 4 (5.13%) IIS
5 2 (2.56%) Site Server
6 1 (1.28%) Drupal
6 1 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.28%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 19 (24.36%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.28%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.28%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 26 (33.33%) Office 365
2 14 (17.95%) OneDrive
3 6 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (2.56%) G Suite
4 2 (2.56%) IaaS
5 1 (1.28%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 16 (20.51%) DNS
2 10 (12.82%) DHCP
3 9 (11.54%) Firewall
3 9 (11.54%) Internet
4 7 (8.97%) VPN
5 6 (7.69%) SAN
6 5 (6.41%) Remote Desktop
6 5 (6.41%) Skype
6 5 (6.41%) SSL
7 4 (5.13%) IPsec
8 3 (3.85%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (3.85%) TCP/IP
9 2 (2.56%) VLAN
10 1 (1.28%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.85%) SQL Server
General
1 7 (8.97%) Finance
2 1 (1.28%) Automotive
2 1 (1.28%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 16 (20.51%) Architect
2 15 (19.23%) Analyst
3 12 (15.38%) Consultant
4 9 (11.54%) Windows Engineer
5 8 (10.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (7.69%) Desktop Support
6 6 (7.69%) SCCM Architect
7 5 (6.41%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 5 (6.41%) 3rd Line Support
7 5 (6.41%) Citrix Analyst
8 4 (5.13%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
8 4 (5.13%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (5.13%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 4 (5.13%) IT Analyst
8 4 (5.13%) IT Engineer
8 4 (5.13%) SCCM Consultant
8 4 (5.13%) SCCM Engineer
8 4 (5.13%) Security Consultant
8 4 (5.13%) Service Analyst
8 4 (5.13%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.85%) Software Packaging
2 1 (1.28%) ActiveX
2 1 (1.28%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.54%) CESG
2 8 (10.26%) PKI
3 6 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (7.69%) Fat Client
3 6 (7.69%) Thin Client
4 5 (6.41%) Blackberry
5 4 (5.13%) Replication
6 3 (3.85%) Smartphone
7 2 (2.56%) Cloud Native
7 2 (2.56%) Data Centre
7 2 (2.56%) Digital Signage
7 2 (2.56%) Handset
7 2 (2.56%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (1.28%) CLARiiON
8 1 (1.28%) Computer Science
8 1 (1.28%) iPhone
8 1 (1.28%) Mainframe
8 1 (1.28%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 65 (83.33%) Windows
2 35 (44.87%) Windows 10
3 25 (32.05%) Windows 7
4 20 (25.64%) Windows Server
5 9 (11.54%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (8.97%) Windows 8
7 6 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (6.41%) Apple iOS
9 4 (5.13%) Android
9 4 (5.13%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (3.85%) Linux
10 3 (3.85%) Mac OS X
11 2 (2.56%) Ubuntu
12 1 (1.28%) AIX
12 1 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (1.28%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (16.67%) ITIL
2 12 (15.38%) Mobile Device Management
3 9 (11.54%) Migration
4 8 (10.26%) Disk Encryption
5 7 (8.97%) Incident Management
6 6 (7.69%) Application Packaging
6 6 (7.69%) Infrastructure Management
6 6 (7.69%) Kalman Filter
7 5 (6.41%) TOGAF
8 4 (5.13%) Customer Requirements
8 4 (5.13%) Cybersecurity
8 4 (5.13%) Desktop Virtualisation
8 4 (5.13%) ITIL V3
8 4 (5.13%) Load Balancing
8 4 (5.13%) Performance Optimisation
8 4 (5.13%) Presales
8 4 (5.13%) Server Virtualisation
9 3 (3.85%) Application Virtualisation
9 3 (3.85%) Creative Problem-Solving
9 3 (3.85%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 16 (20.51%) PowerShell
2 8 (10.26%) SQL
2 8 (10.26%) VBScript
3 2 (2.56%) Bash Shell
3 2 (2.56%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (10.26%) Security Cleared
2 6 (7.69%) SC Cleared
3 5 (6.41%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (5.13%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (3.85%) MCSE
6 2 (2.56%) CTC Cleared
6 2 (2.56%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.28%) CCDP
7 1 (1.28%) CCNA
7 1 (1.28%) CCNP
7 1 (1.28%) CCSA
7 1 (1.28%) CISA
7 1 (1.28%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.28%) CISSP
7 1 (1.28%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (1.28%) Degree
7 1 (1.28%) Master's Degree
7 1 (1.28%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.56%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (2.56%) QA
2 1 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.28%) SLA
System Software
1 52 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 15 (19.23%) XenApp
3 14 (17.95%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (14.10%) Microsoft App-V
4 11 (14.10%) XenDesktop
5 6 (7.69%) Hyper-V
5 6 (7.69%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (5.13%) Terminal Services
7 3 (3.85%) ProxySG
7 3 (3.85%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (2.56%) Xen
Systems Management
1 42 (53.85%) SCCM
2 14 (17.95%) Microsoft Intune
3 10 (12.82%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 6 (7.69%) SCOM
5 4 (5.13%) McAfee ePO
5 4 (5.13%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (3.85%) Sysprep
7 2 (2.56%) SCDPM
7 2 (2.56%) SCSM
7 2 (2.56%) SCVMM
7 2 (2.56%) WSUS
8 1 (1.28%) Cisco Prime
8 1 (1.28%) NetBackup
8 1 (1.28%) SCOrch
8 1 (1.28%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 53 (67.95%) Microsoft
2 18 (23.08%) Citrix
3 15 (19.23%) VMware
4 14 (17.95%) Symantec
5 12 (15.38%) Cisco
6 8 (10.26%) CheckPoint
7 7 (8.97%) AppSense
7 7 (8.97%) HP
7 7 (8.97%) McAfee
8 6 (7.69%) NetApp
8 6 (7.69%) Veeam
9 5 (6.41%) Dell
9 5 (6.41%) Lumension
9 5 (6.41%) ServiceNow
9 5 (6.41%) Wyse
10 4 (5.13%) Altiris
10 4 (5.13%) CA
10 4 (5.13%) LANDesk
10 4 (5.13%) Mitel
10 4 (5.13%) Sophos