Period
to 11 November 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 11 November 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
11 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 721 723 796
Rank change year-on-year +2 +73 +17
Contract jobs citing BitLocker 80 160 107
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.096% 0.16% 0.10%
As % of the System Software category 0.62% 1.03% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 116 70
UK median daily rate £318 £294 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.09% -16.07% -12.50%
10th Percentile £110 £123 £130
90th Percentile £476 £512 £476
UK excluding London median daily rate £285 £300 £313
% change year-on-year -5.00% -4.00% -6.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 15 7
UK median hourly rate £22.34 £24.00 £11.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.94% +108.70% -42.50%
10th Percentile £14.80 £14.61 £10.55
90th Percentile £24.41 £25.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.25 £11.50
% change year-on-year -1.54% +41.30% -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 12,924 15,459 12,738
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.50% 15.15% 12.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,516 10,100 8,246
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £163 £181 £156
90th Percentile £638 £625 £601
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 684 873 712
UK median hourly rate £16.95 £16.00 £16.81
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.94% -4.79% +8.42%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.58 £10.40
90th Percentile £47.09 £43.75 £45.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £15.86 £15.50
% change year-on-year +0.88% +2.32% +3.33%

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 11 November 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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Top 13 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 11 November 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 +8 68 £325 +8.33% 34
UK excluding London +54 65 £285 -5.00% 19
North of England +48 25 £325 -13.33% 9
South East +30 15 £305 -26.06% 2
North West +21 14 £325 +170.83% 6
South West +9 13 £250 -10.71%
Yorkshire +30 11 £325 -13.33% 3
London 0 10 £400 +45.45% 16
Scotland +29 8 £104 -13.23% 1
Midlands +36 2 £282 -23.72% 6
East Midlands - 2 £282 - 2
Wales +28 1 - -
East of England +27 1 £350 -22.22% 1

For the 6 months to 11 November 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 68 (85.00%) Windows
2 51 (63.75%) Microsoft
2 51 (63.75%) Active Directory
3 44 (55.00%) SCCM
4 36 (45.00%) Windows 7
4 36 (45.00%) Windows 10
5 34 (42.50%) Office 365
6 29 (36.25%) ITIL
7 23 (28.75%) Windows Server
8 21 (26.25%) PowerShell
9 19 (23.75%) Azure
9 19 (23.75%) Citrix
9 19 (23.75%) Migration
10 14 (17.50%) Microsoft Certification
10 14 (17.50%) VMware
11 13 (16.25%) Microsoft Office
11 13 (16.25%) OneDrive
12 12 (15.00%) Skype
12 12 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
12 12 (15.00%) DNS
13 11 (13.75%) VPN
13 11 (13.75%) Incident Management
13 11 (13.75%) Microsoft Intune
13 11 (13.75%) Problem-Solving
14 10 (12.50%) Disk Encryption
14 10 (12.50%) Windows 8
14 10 (12.50%) Service Management
14 10 (12.50%) McAfee
15 9 (11.25%) DHCP
15 9 (11.25%) LAN

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 (10.00%) Skype for Business
2 7 (8.75%) SharePoint
3 3 (3.75%) MS Exchange
4 2 (2.50%) IIS
5 1 (1.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 13 (16.25%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (2.50%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (2.50%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 34 (42.50%) Office 365
2 19 (23.75%) Azure
3 13 (16.25%) OneDrive
4 9 (11.25%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (5.00%) Power Platform
5 4 (5.00%) PowerApps
6 3 (3.75%) AWS
7 2 (2.50%) IaaS
7 2 (2.50%) PaaS
7 2 (2.50%) SaaS
8 1 (1.25%) Azure Stack
8 1 (1.25%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 12 (15.00%) DNS
1 12 (15.00%) Skype
2 11 (13.75%) VPN
3 9 (11.25%) DHCP
3 9 (11.25%) LAN
3 9 (11.25%) Wi-Fi
4 8 (10.00%) Firewall
5 4 (5.00%) Internet
6 2 (2.50%) BGP
6 2 (2.50%) HTTPS
6 2 (2.50%) MPLS
6 2 (2.50%) NetScaler
6 2 (2.50%) OSPF
6 2 (2.50%) RIP
6 2 (2.50%) SAN
6 2 (2.50%) TCP/IP
6 2 (2.50%) VLAN
7 1 (1.25%) Network Security
7 1 (1.25%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (1.25%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.75%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.50%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1 (1.25%) AdminStudio
1 1 (1.25%) InstallShield
General
1 9 (11.25%) Public Sector
2 5 (6.25%) Retail
3 4 (5.00%) German Language
4 2 (2.50%) Finance
5 1 (1.25%) Law
5 1 (1.25%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (18.75%) Support Engineer
2 14 (17.50%) Analyst
2 14 (17.50%) Desktop Engineer
3 12 (15.00%) Desktop Support
4 10 (12.50%) Windows Engineer
5 8 (10.00%) Service Analyst
5 8 (10.00%) Service Desk Analyst
6 7 (8.75%) 3rd Line Support
6 7 (8.75%) Consultant
7 6 (7.50%) Deployment Engineer
7 6 (7.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 6 (7.50%) IT Engineer
8 5 (6.25%) Active Directory Engineer
8 5 (6.25%) Active Directory Support
8 5 (6.25%) Active Directory Support Engineer
8 5 (6.25%) Desktop Specialist
8 5 (6.25%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 4 (5.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 4 (5.00%) Desktop Support Specialist
9 4 (5.00%) Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.00%) XML
2 1 (1.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.00%) Smartphone
2 6 (7.50%) Blackberry
3 4 (5.00%) PKI
4 2 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.50%) BYOD
4 2 (2.50%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.50%) NHS
4 2 (2.50%) User Experience
5 1 (1.25%) CESG
5 1 (1.25%) Clustering
5 1 (1.25%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.25%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (1.25%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.25%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.25%) FlexPod
5 1 (1.25%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.25%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.25%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 68 (85.00%) Windows
2 36 (45.00%) Windows 10
2 36 (45.00%) Windows 7
3 23 (28.75%) Windows Server
4 12 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (12.50%) Windows 8
6 9 (11.25%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (7.50%) Android
7 6 (7.50%) Apple iOS
8 2 (2.50%) Windows NT
9 1 (1.25%) Data ONTAP
9 1 (1.25%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (36.25%) ITIL
2 19 (23.75%) Migration
3 11 (13.75%) Incident Management
3 11 (13.75%) Problem-Solving
4 10 (12.50%) Disk Encryption
4 10 (12.50%) Service Management
5 9 (11.25%) ITIL V3
6 8 (10.00%) Asset Management
6 8 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 8 (10.00%) ITSM
6 8 (10.00%) Mentoring
7 5 (6.25%) Information Security
8 3 (3.75%) Application Discovery
8 3 (3.75%) Application Packaging
8 3 (3.75%) Customer Requirements
8 3 (3.75%) Mobile Device Management
8 3 (3.75%) PRINCE2
8 3 (3.75%) Problem Management
8 3 (3.75%) Process Improvement
8 3 (3.75%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (26.25%) PowerShell
2 9 (11.25%) VBScript
3 2 (2.50%) SQL
4 1 (1.25%) C
Qualifications
1 14 (17.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (10.00%) MCITP
3 6 (7.50%) MCSE
4 3 (3.75%) Security Cleared
5 2 (2.50%) MCP
5 2 (2.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 2 (2.50%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.25%) DBS Check
6 1 (1.25%) Degree
6 1 (1.25%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.25%) MCSA
6 1 (1.25%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.75%) SLA
System Software
1 51 (63.75%) Active Directory
2 9 (11.25%) Microsoft App-V
2 9 (11.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (8.75%) vSphere
4 5 (6.25%) XenDesktop
5 3 (3.75%) Hyper-V
5 3 (3.75%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (3.75%) XenApp
6 2 (2.50%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (1.25%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 44 (55.00%) SCCM
2 11 (13.75%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (3.75%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (3.75%) SCOM
3 3 (3.75%) WMI
4 2 (2.50%) Backup Exec
4 2 (2.50%) Jamf Pro
4 2 (2.50%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 2 (2.50%) WSUS
5 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (1.25%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.25%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.25%) Puppet
5 1 (1.25%) SCVMM
5 1 (1.25%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 51 (63.75%) Microsoft
2 19 (23.75%) Citrix
3 14 (17.50%) VMware
4 10 (12.50%) McAfee
5 8 (10.00%) ServiceNow
6 6 (7.50%) Cisco
6 6 (7.50%) Dell
6 6 (7.50%) Mitel
7 5 (6.25%) Ivanti
7 5 (6.25%) Symantec
8 4 (5.00%) Apple
8 4 (5.00%) Wyse
9 3 (3.75%) Splunk
9 3 (3.75%) Veeam
10 2 (2.50%) Acronis
10 2 (2.50%) Altiris
10 2 (2.50%) Brocade
10 2 (2.50%) ESET
10 2 (2.50%) Hitachi
10 2 (2.50%) Kaspersky