Period
to 20 May 2018

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 20 May 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.

Microsoft BitLocker
UK
6 months to
20 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 733 753 817
Rank change year-on-year +20 +64 +14
Contract jobs citing BitLocker 148 76 61
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.084% 0.058%
As % of the System Software category 1.10% 0.74% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 53 36
UK median daily rate £300 £320 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% -22.42% +47.32%
10th Percentile £123 £167 £127
90th Percentile £520 £500 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £290 £300 £350
% change year-on-year -3.33% -14.29% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 6
UK median hourly rate £15.50 £16.43 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.66% -4.75% -6.76%
10th Percentile £13.90 £15.01 £12.14
90th Percentile £24.00 £17.85 £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.43 £12.28
% change year-on-year -5.66% +33.85% -33.65%

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 13,459 10,210 11,954
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.36% 11.24% 11.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,717 6,485 7,247
UK median daily rate £450 £423 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.51% +5.63% +12.68%
10th Percentile £181 £163 £170
90th Percentile £625 £588 £567
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year +6.67% +4.17% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 774 663 923
UK median hourly rate £15.86 £16.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.88% +3.23% -1.59%
10th Percentile £10.63 £10.25 £10.43
90th Percentile £46.00 £46.75 £42.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year -3.23% -3.13% +6.67%

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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 20 May 2018.

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 20 May 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for BitLocker in the UK

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Top 16 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 20 May 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
England -5 126 £325 -4.76% 15
London -1 72 £325 -27.78% 6
UK excluding London -3 70 £290 -3.33% 12
South East -15 19 £300 +50.00% 2
Scotland -23 13 £140 +27.27%
East of England +1 10 £550 +10.00%
North of England 0 9 £168 -47.66% 1
Midlands -9 9 £255 -29.17% 4
South West 0 6 £290 -7.20% 2
East Midlands -1 5 £338 -6.25% 2
West Midlands -11 4 £158 - 2
North West -13 4 £150 - 1
Channel Islands - 4 £413 - 3
Yorkshire -7 3 £185 -42.19%
North East - 2 - -
Wales - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 20 May 2018, 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.

1 128 (86.49%) Windows
2 84 (56.76%) Windows 10
3 80 (54.05%) SCCM
4 79 (53.38%) Active Directory
5 67 (45.27%) Microsoft
6 56 (37.84%) Office 365
7 43 (29.05%) Windows 7
8 37 (25.00%) VMware
9 34 (22.97%) VPN
10 33 (22.30%) ITIL
10 33 (22.30%) VMware Infrastructure
11 26 (17.57%) Citrix
11 26 (17.57%) PowerShell
12 23 (15.54%) Firewall
13 21 (14.19%) XenDesktop
14 20 (13.51%) McAfee
14 20 (13.51%) Microsoft Office
14 20 (13.51%) VBScript
15 19 (12.84%) Disk Encryption
16 18 (12.16%) CheckPoint
16 18 (12.16%) Symantec
17 17 (11.49%) Microsoft App-V
17 17 (11.49%) Hyper-V
18 16 (10.81%) Microsoft Intune
18 16 (10.81%) Microsoft Certification
19 15 (10.14%) iPhone
19 15 (10.14%) Windows Server
20 14 (9.46%) Security Cleared
20 14 (9.46%) Ivanti
20 14 (9.46%) Microsoft Azure

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 14 (9.46%) MS Exchange
2 13 (8.78%) SharePoint
3 7 (4.73%) Exchange Server 2007
3 7 (4.73%) Skype for Business
4 5 (3.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 4 (2.70%) IIS
6 3 (2.03%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.68%) Apache
Applications
1 20 (13.51%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.68%) Acrobat
2 1 (0.68%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 56 (37.84%) Office 365
2 14 (9.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (5.41%) OneDrive
4 5 (3.38%) SaaS
5 4 (2.70%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (2.03%) PaaS
7 2 (1.35%) IaaS
8 1 (0.68%) GitHub
8 1 (0.68%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 34 (22.97%) VPN
2 23 (15.54%) Firewall
3 14 (9.46%) DHCP
3 14 (9.46%) DNS
4 10 (6.76%) Internet
4 10 (6.76%) VLAN
5 9 (6.08%) Skype
6 8 (5.41%) WAN
7 7 (4.73%) LAN
7 7 (4.73%) NetScaler
8 6 (4.05%) IPsec
8 6 (4.05%) SSL
9 5 (3.38%) Network Security
10 3 (2.03%) Remote Desktop
11 2 (1.35%) Intranet
11 2 (1.35%) NAS
11 2 (1.35%) SAN
12 1 (0.68%) TCP/IP
12 1 (0.68%) tcpdump
12 1 (0.68%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.05%) MySQL
2 4 (2.70%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (1.35%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.68%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 4 (2.70%) MSI
2 2 (1.35%) InstallShield
3 1 (0.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (0.68%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.68%) JIRA
3 1 (0.68%) Maven
3 1 (0.68%) WinDbg
General
1 11 (7.43%) Finance
2 8 (5.41%) Publishing
3 5 (3.38%) Law
4 3 (2.03%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.35%) French Language
6 1 (0.68%) Advertising
6 1 (0.68%) Banking
6 1 (0.68%) Legal
6 1 (0.68%) Retail
Job Titles
1 32 (21.62%) Desktop Support
2 29 (19.59%) Support Engineer
3 21 (14.19%) Analyst
3 21 (14.19%) Windows Engineer
4 17 (11.49%) 3rd Line Support
5 12 (8.11%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 11 (7.43%) Consultant
6 11 (7.43%) Desktop Engineer
6 11 (7.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 10 (6.76%) IT Support
7 10 (6.76%) Rollout Engineer
7 10 (6.76%) Windows Rollout Engineer
8 8 (5.41%) 2nd Line Support
8 8 (5.41%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 8 (5.41%) Architect
8 8 (5.41%) IT Analyst
8 8 (5.41%) Service Analyst
9 7 (4.73%) IT Support Engineer
9 7 (4.73%) Mac Engineer
9 7 (4.73%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.35%) JSON
2 1 (0.68%) FIX Protocol
2 1 (0.68%) Software Packaging
2 1 (0.68%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 15 (10.14%) iPhone
2 13 (8.78%) PKI
3 10 (6.76%) Blackberry
4 8 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (4.73%) iPad
5 7 (4.73%) Smartphone
6 6 (4.05%) Replication
6 6 (4.05%) User Experience
7 5 (3.38%) Device Driver
7 5 (3.38%) Self-Motivation
8 4 (2.70%) CESG
8 4 (2.70%) CMDB
9 3 (2.03%) Hybrid Cloud
10 2 (1.35%) Clustering
10 2 (1.35%) Fat Client
10 2 (1.35%) Thin Client
11 1 (0.68%) Equities
11 1 (0.68%) Hedge funds
11 1 (0.68%) NHS
11 1 (0.68%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 128 (86.49%) Windows
2 84 (56.76%) Windows 10
3 43 (29.05%) Windows 7
4 15 (10.14%) Windows Server
5 10 (6.76%) Android
5 10 (6.76%) Mac OS X
6 9 (6.08%) Windows 8
6 9 (6.08%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (4.73%) Windows NT
8 3 (2.03%) Apple iOS
8 3 (2.03%) Linux
8 3 (2.03%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (1.35%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.68%) Unix
10 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (22.30%) ITIL
2 19 (12.84%) Disk Encryption
3 14 (9.46%) Migration
4 13 (8.78%) ITSM
5 11 (7.43%) High Availability
5 11 (7.43%) Problem-Solving
6 10 (6.76%) Change Management
6 10 (6.76%) Incident Management
7 9 (6.08%) Problem Management
8 8 (5.41%) Infrastructure Management
8 8 (5.41%) SIEM
9 7 (4.73%) Software Deployment
10 6 (4.05%) Kalman Filter
10 6 (4.05%) Server Virtualisation
11 5 (3.38%) Customer Requirements
11 5 (3.38%) Decision-Making
11 5 (3.38%) Multi-Factor Authentication
11 5 (3.38%) Process Improvement
11 5 (3.38%) Software Distribution
12 4 (2.70%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 26 (17.57%) PowerShell
2 20 (13.51%) VBScript
3 10 (6.76%) SQL
4 2 (1.35%) Java
5 1 (0.68%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.68%) Perl
Qualifications
1 16 (10.81%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (9.46%) Security Cleared
3 8 (5.41%) SC Cleared
4 7 (4.73%) Degree
5 4 (2.70%) A+ Certification
5 4 (2.70%) DBS Check
5 4 (2.70%) DV Cleared
5 4 (2.70%) MCSA
6 2 (1.35%) MCSE
7 1 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.68%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.73%) SLA
2 2 (1.35%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.35%) PMO
System Software
1 79 (53.38%) Active Directory
2 33 (22.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (14.19%) XenDesktop
4 17 (11.49%) Hyper-V
4 17 (11.49%) Microsoft App-V
5 12 (8.11%) XenApp
6 9 (6.08%) VMware Workstation
6 9 (6.08%) vSphere
7 7 (4.73%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 7 (4.73%) VirtualBox
7 7 (4.73%) XenServer
8 6 (4.05%) Terminal Services
9 4 (2.70%) IAG
10 3 (2.03%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (0.68%) Docker
11 1 (0.68%) Firmware
11 1 (0.68%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 80 (54.05%) SCCM
2 16 (10.81%) Microsoft Intune
3 12 (8.11%) Norton AntiVirus
4 7 (4.73%) Backup Exec
4 7 (4.73%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 6 (4.05%) SCOM
6 5 (3.38%) WSUS
7 4 (2.70%) AirWatch
8 3 (2.03%) QRadar
9 2 (1.35%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (1.35%) SCVMM
10 1 (0.68%) Ansible
10 1 (0.68%) Docker Swarm
10 1 (0.68%) MaaS360
10 1 (0.68%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 67 (45.27%) Microsoft
2 37 (25.00%) VMware
3 26 (17.57%) Citrix
4 20 (13.51%) McAfee
5 18 (12.16%) CheckPoint
5 18 (12.16%) Symantec
6 14 (9.46%) Ivanti
7 13 (8.78%) Apple
8 11 (7.43%) HP
8 11 (7.43%) Sophos
9 10 (6.76%) Adobe
9 10 (6.76%) Lumension
10 9 (6.08%) Cisco
11 8 (5.41%) Veeam
12 7 (4.73%) Acronis
12 7 (4.73%) Kaspersky
13 6 (4.05%) Mitel
13 6 (4.05%) Oracle
14 5 (3.38%) Zscaler
15 4 (2.70%) Altiris