Period
to 20 January 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 January 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 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 732 750 828
Rank change year-on-year +18 +78 -3
Contract jobs citing BitLocker 138 94 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.097% 0.045%
As % of the System Software category 1.09% 0.79% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 68 34
UK median daily rate £400 £338 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.52% -10.00% +25.00%
10th Percentile £145 £200 £207
90th Percentile £538 £488 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £316 £325 £300
% change year-on-year -2.88% +8.33% -14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 1
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £18.75 £6.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.33% +177.78% -62.50%
10th Percentile £11.88 £15.40 £6.38
90th Percentile £60.00 £120.75 £7.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £18.75 £6.75
% change year-on-year +33.33% +177.78% -

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 12,717 11,858 10,844
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.79% 12.25% 10.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,254 7,439 6,272
UK median daily rate £425 £401 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.12% +6.80% +7.14%
10th Percentile £160 £165 £155
90th Percentile £619 £588 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year +7.14% +3.70% +3.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 701 837 1,142
UK median hourly rate £16.16 £16.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.00% +3.23% -
10th Percentile £10.40 £10.50 £10.00
90th Percentile £45.25 £44.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year - -4.76% +1.61%

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 20 January 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 January 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 20 January 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 +27 123 £425 +23.19% 19
UK excluding London +36 94 £316 -2.88% 13
London -8 41 £425 - 7
South East -7 31 £275 -15.38% 3
East of England +10 26 £450 +12.50% 3
Scotland -7 12 £163 -5.80% 1
South West -1 10 £290 -14.71% 3
North of England +32 6 £450 +55.17% 1
West Midlands +27 6 £150 - 1
Midlands 0 6 £150 -56.52% 2
Yorkshire +12 4 £450 +59.29%
Wales +15 3 £194 -8.82%
North West +5 2 £380 - 1

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, 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.

1 118 (85.51%) Windows
2 92 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 90 (65.22%) Active Directory
4 79 (57.25%) SCCM
5 72 (52.17%) Windows 10
6 67 (48.55%) Windows 7
7 53 (38.41%) Office 365
8 52 (37.68%) PowerShell
9 42 (30.43%) Disk Encryption
10 40 (28.99%) VBScript
10 40 (28.99%) VMware
11 38 (27.54%) Citrix
11 38 (27.54%) Microsoft Intune
12 34 (24.64%) VMware Infrastructure
13 33 (23.91%) Microsoft App-V
14 31 (22.46%) ITIL
15 30 (21.74%) SharePoint
15 30 (21.74%) Security Cleared
16 28 (20.29%) XenDesktop
17 26 (18.84%) Ivanti
17 26 (18.84%) Symantec
18 25 (18.12%) SC Cleared
19 24 (17.39%) Skype
19 24 (17.39%) OneDrive
20 23 (16.67%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
20 23 (16.67%) Skype for Business
20 23 (16.67%) Norton AntiVirus
21 22 (15.94%) CESG
22 21 (15.22%) MS Exchange
23 20 (14.49%) 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 30 (21.74%) SharePoint
2 23 (16.67%) Skype for Business
3 21 (15.22%) MS Exchange
4 5 (3.62%) IIS
5 3 (2.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 14 (10.14%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 53 (38.41%) Office 365
2 24 (17.39%) OneDrive
3 18 (13.04%) Microsoft Azure
4 10 (7.25%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.72%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 24 (17.39%) Skype
2 17 (12.32%) DHCP
3 16 (11.59%) DNS
4 11 (7.97%) Firewall
4 11 (7.97%) Internet
5 9 (6.52%) VPN
6 8 (5.80%) IPsec
6 8 (5.80%) SSL
7 7 (5.07%) SAN
8 5 (3.62%) TCP/IP
8 5 (3.62%) VLAN
8 5 (3.62%) WAN
9 3 (2.17%) Cisco ASA
10 2 (1.45%) WAAS
11 1 (0.72%) Kerberos
11 1 (0.72%) Network Security
11 1 (0.72%) Remote Desktop
11 1 (0.72%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.72%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 4 (2.90%) MSI
2 2 (1.45%) InstallShield
3 1 (0.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (0.72%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.72%) JIRA
3 1 (0.72%) Maven
General
1 9 (6.52%) Publishing
2 7 (5.07%) Finance
3 3 (2.17%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.72%) Banking
4 1 (0.72%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 36 (26.09%) Consultant
2 21 (15.22%) 3rd Line Support
2 21 (15.22%) Windows Engineer
3 17 (12.32%) Windows Consultant
4 16 (11.59%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
5 15 (10.87%) SCCM Consultant
6 13 (9.42%) Desktop Support
7 12 (8.70%) Deployment Engineer
8 10 (7.25%) Analyst
9 9 (6.52%) Windows Deployment Engineer
10 7 (5.07%) Support Engineer
10 7 (5.07%) Technical Consultant
11 5 (3.62%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
11 5 (3.62%) Applications Packager
11 5 (3.62%) Deployment Consultant
11 5 (3.62%) Firewall Engineer
11 5 (3.62%) Infrastructure Support
11 5 (3.62%) IT Engineer
11 5 (3.62%) Migration Engineer
11 5 (3.62%) SCCM Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.45%) HTML
2 1 (0.72%) FIX Protocol
2 1 (0.72%) LDAP
2 1 (0.72%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 22 (15.94%) CESG
2 15 (10.87%) User Experience
3 11 (7.97%) PKI
4 8 (5.80%) Replication
5 6 (4.35%) Management Information System
6 5 (3.62%) Blackberry
6 5 (3.62%) iPhone
7 4 (2.90%) Computer Science
8 3 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (1.45%) Device Driver
9 2 (1.45%) Hybrid Cloud
10 1 (0.72%) BYOD
10 1 (0.72%) Data Centre
10 1 (0.72%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.72%) Equities
10 1 (0.72%) Fat Client
10 1 (0.72%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.72%) Tandem
10 1 (0.72%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 118 (85.51%) Windows
2 72 (52.17%) Windows 10
3 67 (48.55%) Windows 7
4 9 (6.52%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (5.07%) Windows Server
6 5 (3.62%) Android
6 5 (3.62%) Windows 8
7 3 (2.17%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.72%) Linux
8 1 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.72%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (30.43%) Disk Encryption
2 31 (22.46%) ITIL
3 20 (14.49%) Desktop Virtualisation
3 20 (14.49%) Migration
4 19 (13.77%) Customer Requirements
5 12 (8.70%) Presales
5 12 (8.70%) Software Deployment
6 10 (7.25%) Kalman Filter
6 10 (7.25%) Mobile Device Management
7 9 (6.52%) Security Management
8 8 (5.80%) Server Virtualisation
9 7 (5.07%) Change Management
9 7 (5.07%) Infrastructure Management
9 7 (5.07%) Multi-Factor Authentication
10 6 (4.35%) Information Security
10 6 (4.35%) ITIL V3
11 5 (3.62%) Cybersecurity
11 5 (3.62%) Identity Management
11 5 (3.62%) Incident Management
11 5 (3.62%) Process Architecture
Programming Languages
1 52 (37.68%) PowerShell
2 40 (28.99%) VBScript
3 9 (6.52%) SQL
4 2 (1.45%) Java
5 1 (0.72%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.72%) Perl
5 1 (0.72%) VB
Qualifications
1 30 (21.74%) Security Cleared
2 25 (18.12%) SC Cleared
3 13 (9.42%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (7.25%) DV Cleared
5 8 (5.80%) Degree
6 6 (4.35%) CISSP
7 4 (2.90%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (2.90%) MCSE
8 3 (2.17%) CESG Certified Professional
8 3 (2.17%) CISA
8 3 (2.17%) CLAS
8 3 (2.17%) IISP
9 1 (0.72%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.72%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.72%) MCITP
9 1 (0.72%) MCSA
9 1 (0.72%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (3.62%) QA
3 4 (2.90%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (2.90%) GDPR
4 3 (2.17%) COBIT
4 3 (2.17%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 90 (65.22%) Active Directory
2 34 (24.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (23.91%) Microsoft App-V
4 28 (20.29%) XenDesktop
5 20 (14.49%) XenApp
6 8 (5.80%) Hyper-V
6 8 (5.80%) Terminal Services
6 8 (5.80%) vSphere
7 7 (5.07%) VMware Workstation
8 3 (2.17%) IAG
9 1 (0.72%) Docker
9 1 (0.72%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.72%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 79 (57.25%) SCCM
2 38 (27.54%) Microsoft Intune
3 23 (16.67%) Norton AntiVirus
3 23 (16.67%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 9 (6.52%) McAfee ePO
5 7 (5.07%) AirWatch
6 5 (3.62%) WSUS
7 1 (0.72%) Ansible
7 1 (0.72%) Docker Swarm
7 1 (0.72%) SCOM
Vendors
1 92 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 40 (28.99%) VMware
3 38 (27.54%) Citrix
4 26 (18.84%) Ivanti
4 26 (18.84%) Symantec
5 19 (13.77%) Altiris
6 18 (13.04%) Lumension
7 15 (10.87%) McAfee
8 12 (8.70%) Cisco
9 11 (7.97%) HP
10 8 (5.80%) CheckPoint
11 7 (5.07%) Qualys
12 6 (4.35%) AlienVault
12 6 (4.35%) Apple
12 6 (4.35%) Sophos
13 5 (3.62%) NetApp
14 4 (2.90%) Computacenter
14 4 (2.90%) Mitel
15 2 (1.45%) Forcepoint
16 1 (0.72%) Red Hat