Period
to 25 August 2019

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 6 months to 25 August 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.

Microsoft BitLocker
UK
6 months to
25 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 744 744 793
Rank change year-on-year 0 +49 +46
Contract jobs citing BitLocker 94 174 83
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.10% 0.17% 0.086%
As % of the System Software category 0.67% 1.18% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 117 49
UK median daily rate £350 £300 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -20.00% -11.76%
10th Percentile £114 £121 £124
90th Percentile £444 £537 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £263 £313 £350
% change year-on-year -16.00% -10.71% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 19 6
UK median hourly rate £22.34 £22.50 £11.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.73% +95.65% -42.50%
10th Percentile £14.85 £15.20 £10.50
90th Percentile £53.84 £25.50 £18.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.17 £17.00 £11.50
% change year-on-year +12.75% +47.83% -44.58%

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

All System Software Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 13,975 14,770 11,501
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.61% 14.35% 11.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,221 9,535 7,385
UK median daily rate £465 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £176 £182 £162
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 640 906 653
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £16.13 £16.28
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.38% -0.91% -1.33%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £10.40
90th Percentile £47.50 £43.75 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £15.86 £15.50
% change year-on-year +0.88% +2.32% -6.06%

BitLocker
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing BitLocker as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 25 August 2019.

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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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing BitLocker over the 6 months to 25 August 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for BitLocker in the UK

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Top 14 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 6 months to 25 August 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
England +10 86 £350 +16.67% 21
UK excluding London +21 54 £263 -16.00% 15
London +5 36 £413 +50.00% 6
South West -15 18 £205 -31.67%
North of England +34 15 £300 +79.10% 6
South East +28 11 £300 -27.27% 6
Yorkshire +32 8 £200 -46.67% 5
North West +22 6 £400 +233.33% 1
Scotland +30 4 £107 -6.90%
East Midlands +21 3 £282 -16.37% 3
Midlands +21 3 £282 -16.37% 3
East of England +25 2 £350 -12.50%
North East +17 1 £500 -
Wales - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 25 August 2019, IT contractor jobs citing BitLocker 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 with a requirement for BitLocker.

1 77 (81.91%) Windows
2 67 (71.28%) Microsoft
3 57 (60.64%) Active Directory
4 53 (56.38%) SCCM
5 43 (45.74%) Office 365
6 41 (43.62%) Windows 10
7 33 (35.11%) Windows 7
8 29 (30.85%) Citrix
8 29 (30.85%) VMware
8 29 (30.85%) Windows Server
9 27 (28.72%) VPN
9 27 (28.72%) PowerShell
10 26 (27.66%) VMware Infrastructure
10 26 (27.66%) ITIL
11 20 (21.28%) Microsoft Office
11 20 (21.28%) Azure
12 19 (20.21%) Migration
13 18 (19.15%) vSphere
14 16 (17.02%) Windows Server 2008
15 14 (14.89%) Microsoft Certification
15 14 (14.89%) Hyper-V
15 14 (14.89%) Windows Server 2012
16 13 (13.83%) Problem-Solving
17 12 (12.77%) DNS
17 12 (12.77%) SSL
17 12 (12.77%) Service Management
17 12 (12.77%) VMware Workstation
18 11 (11.70%) Microsoft App-V
18 11 (11.70%) Cisco
18 11 (11.70%) XenApp

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 8 (8.51%) SharePoint
2 7 (7.45%) Skype for Business
3 6 (6.38%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.06%) IIS
4 1 (1.06%) WordPress
Applications
1 20 (21.28%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (4.26%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (4.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.06%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 43 (45.74%) Office 365
2 20 (21.28%) Azure
3 10 (10.64%) Azure Active Directory
4 6 (6.38%) OneDrive
5 4 (4.26%) AWS
5 4 (4.26%) Power Platform
5 4 (4.26%) PowerApps
6 3 (3.19%) Azure Stack
7 1 (1.06%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (1.06%) IaaS
7 1 (1.06%) PaaS
7 1 (1.06%) SaaS
7 1 (1.06%) Slack
7 1 (1.06%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 27 (28.72%) VPN
2 12 (12.77%) DNS
2 12 (12.77%) SSL
3 8 (8.51%) DHCP
3 8 (8.51%) Firewall
3 8 (8.51%) LAN
3 8 (8.51%) NetScaler
3 8 (8.51%) Skype
4 7 (7.45%) Wi-Fi
5 4 (4.26%) Internet
5 4 (4.26%) Intrusion Detection
5 4 (4.26%) IPsec
5 4 (4.26%) Network Security
6 3 (3.19%) VLAN
7 2 (2.13%) TCP/IP
7 2 (2.13%) Wireless
8 1 (1.06%) 802.11
8 1 (1.06%) Ethernet
8 1 (1.06%) HTTPS
8 1 (1.06%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.38%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.13%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (1.06%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 4 (4.26%) WinDbg
2 3 (3.19%) MSI
3 1 (1.06%) JIRA
General
1 10 (10.64%) Public Sector
2 8 (8.51%) Finance
3 4 (4.26%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.19%) German Language
5 2 (2.13%) Law
6 1 (1.06%) Banking
6 1 (1.06%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.06%) Local Government
6 1 (1.06%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 19 (20.21%) Analyst
2 15 (15.96%) 3rd Line Support
2 15 (15.96%) Support Engineer
3 14 (14.89%) Desktop Engineer
3 14 (14.89%) Desktop Support
3 14 (14.89%) Windows Engineer
4 9 (9.57%) Consultant
4 9 (9.57%) Support Analyst
5 8 (8.51%) SCCM Engineer
6 7 (7.45%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 7 (7.45%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
6 7 (7.45%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 7 (7.45%) SCCM Consultant
7 6 (6.38%) Desktop Specialist
7 6 (6.38%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 6 (6.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 6 (6.38%) Windows Support Analyst
8 5 (5.32%) Implementation Consultant
8 5 (5.32%) Service Analyst
8 5 (5.32%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.45%) XML
2 4 (4.26%) Software Packaging
2 4 (4.26%) Web Services
3 1 (1.06%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.51%) Analytical Skills
1 8 (8.51%) Smartphone
2 5 (5.32%) Blackberry
2 5 (5.32%) BYOD
2 5 (5.32%) Replication
3 4 (4.26%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 4 (4.26%) Hybrid Cloud
4 3 (3.19%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.19%) PKI
4 3 (3.19%) User Experience
5 1 (1.06%) Clustering
5 1 (1.06%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.06%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.06%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.06%) FlexPod
5 1 (1.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.06%) iPhone
5 1 (1.06%) NHS
5 1 (1.06%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.06%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 77 (81.91%) Windows
2 41 (43.62%) Windows 10
3 33 (35.11%) Windows 7
4 29 (30.85%) Windows Server
5 16 (17.02%) Windows Server 2008
6 14 (14.89%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (7.45%) Windows 8
8 4 (4.26%) Android
8 4 (4.26%) Apple iOS
9 2 (2.13%) Windows NT
9 2 (2.13%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (1.06%) Data ONTAP
10 1 (1.06%) Linux
10 1 (1.06%) Mac OS
10 1 (1.06%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (27.66%) ITIL
2 19 (20.21%) Migration
3 13 (13.83%) Problem-Solving
4 12 (12.77%) Service Management
5 10 (10.64%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 9 (9.57%) Asset Management
6 9 (9.57%) ITSM
7 8 (8.51%) ITIL V3
8 7 (7.45%) Application Discovery
8 7 (7.45%) Data Loss Prevention
8 7 (7.45%) Mentoring
8 7 (7.45%) Software Deployment
9 6 (6.38%) Application Packaging
9 6 (6.38%) Disk Encryption
10 5 (5.32%) Infrastructure Management
10 5 (5.32%) Proactive Management
10 5 (5.32%) Problem Management
10 5 (5.32%) Service Delivery
11 4 (4.26%) Network Virtualisation
11 4 (4.26%) Preventative Maintenance
Programming Languages
1 27 (28.72%) PowerShell
2 8 (8.51%) VBScript
3 3 (3.19%) SQL
4 2 (2.13%) C
5 1 (1.06%) Java
Qualifications
1 14 (14.89%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (7.45%) MCITP
3 6 (6.38%) MCSE
4 4 (4.26%) Degree
4 4 (4.26%) DV Cleared
4 4 (4.26%) Security Cleared
5 3 (3.19%) MCP
6 2 (2.13%) DBS Check
7 1 (1.06%) A+ Certification
7 1 (1.06%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.06%) HIPAA
System Software
1 57 (60.64%) Active Directory
2 26 (27.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (19.15%) vSphere
4 14 (14.89%) Hyper-V
5 12 (12.77%) VMware Workstation
6 11 (11.70%) Microsoft App-V
6 11 (11.70%) XenApp
7 7 (7.45%) XenDesktop
8 5 (5.32%) Virtual Desktop
9 4 (4.26%) IAG
9 4 (4.26%) Terminal Services
10 1 (1.06%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 53 (56.38%) SCCM
2 10 (10.64%) Microsoft Intune
3 6 (6.38%) Norton AntiVirus
4 5 (5.32%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 5 (5.32%) WSUS
5 4 (4.26%) Perfmon
5 4 (4.26%) SCOM
5 4 (4.26%) SCVMM
6 2 (2.13%) Backup Exec
7 1 (1.06%) AirWatch
7 1 (1.06%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (1.06%) NetBackup
7 1 (1.06%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (1.06%) Puppet
7 1 (1.06%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 67 (71.28%) Microsoft
2 29 (30.85%) Citrix
2 29 (30.85%) VMware
3 11 (11.70%) Cisco
4 9 (9.57%) Ivanti
4 9 (9.57%) ServiceNow
4 9 (9.57%) Symantec
5 6 (6.38%) HP
5 6 (6.38%) McAfee
6 5 (5.32%) CheckPoint
6 5 (5.32%) Palo Alto
7 4 (4.26%) Veeam
8 3 (3.19%) Dell
8 3 (3.19%) Mitel
8 3 (3.19%) Sophos
9 2 (2.13%) Acronis
9 2 (2.13%) Apple
9 2 (2.13%) ESET
9 2 (2.13%) Kaspersky
9 2 (2.13%) Oracle