Period
to 8 April 2020

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 8 April 2020 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
8 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 617 783 723
Rank change year-on-year +166 -60 +33
Contract jobs citing BitLocker 65 94 157
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.097% 0.15%
As % of the System Software category 0.69% 0.63% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 62 111
Median daily rate £285 £335 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.93% -9.46% +9.63%
10th Percentile £103 £128 £130
90th Percentile £543 £523 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £285 £263 £275
% change year-on-year +8.57% -4.55% -12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 9
Median hourly rate £23.67 £15.37 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +54.00% -0.84% -8.82%
10th Percentile £18.01 £13.81 £13.40
90th Percentile £29.34 £23.33 £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £15.37 £15.50
% change year-on-year - -0.84% -8.82%

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 9,382 14,879 13,277
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.38% 15.35% 13.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,002 9,866 8,648
Median daily rate £450 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +9.09%
10th Percentile £163 £180 £174
90th Percentile £637 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £397
% change year-on-year - +7.05% +13.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 582 693 713
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £15.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +0.88% -0.88%
10th Percentile £11.43 £10.92 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.58 £47.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate £17.00 £15.37 £15.00
% change year-on-year +10.61% +2.47% -1.64%

BitLocker
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for BitLocker in the UK

BitLocker
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing BitLocker.

Daily rate trend for BitLocker in the UK

BitLocker
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing BitLocker over the 6 months to 8 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for BitLocker in the UK

BitLocker
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing BitLocker.

Hourly rate trend for BitLocker in the UK

BitLocker
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 8 April 2020. 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 +160 57 £285 -0.87% 4
UK excluding London +150 51 £285 +8.57% 5
North of England +87 24 £285 -39.36% 2
North West +53 17 £263 -7.08% 2
London +98 14 £500 +33.33% 1
South East +110 10 £300 +20.00%
Scotland +34 8 £425 +66.67%
Yorkshire +55 7 £425 -22.73%
Midlands +66 4 £170 - 1
East of England +38 4 £288 +130.00%
West Midlands - 4 £170 - 1
Work from Home +11 2 - -
South West +31 1 £290 +19.59%

For the 6 months to 8 April 2020, 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 53 (81.54%) Windows
2 39 (60.00%) Active Directory
3 38 (58.46%) SCCM
4 30 (46.15%) Windows 10
5 25 (38.46%) Office 365
6 21 (32.31%) Skype
7 20 (30.77%) Azure
7 20 (30.77%) Microsoft
8 17 (26.15%) Cisco
9 16 (24.62%) Windows 7
10 15 (23.08%) Skype for Business
10 15 (23.08%) SharePoint
11 14 (21.54%) McAfee
12 13 (20.00%) ITIL
12 13 (20.00%) Citrix
12 13 (20.00%) Firewall
12 13 (20.00%) Windows Server
13 12 (18.46%) Disk Encryption
13 12 (18.46%) Microsoft Intune
14 11 (16.92%) OneDrive
14 11 (16.92%) Azure Active Directory
14 11 (16.92%) PowerShell
15 10 (15.38%) VMware ESXi
15 10 (15.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 10 (15.38%) VMware
15 10 (15.38%) Dell
15 10 (15.38%) DHCP
15 10 (15.38%) DNS
15 10 (15.38%) Microsoft Office
15 10 (15.38%) Internet

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 15 (23.08%) SharePoint
1 15 (23.08%) Skype for Business
2 5 (7.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (1.54%) IIS
3 1 (1.54%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 10 (15.38%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (1.54%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 25 (38.46%) Office 365
2 20 (30.77%) Azure
3 11 (16.92%) Azure Active Directory
3 11 (16.92%) OneDrive
4 8 (12.31%) AWS
5 4 (6.15%) Mimecast
6 3 (4.62%) PaaS
7 1 (1.54%) Google Docs
7 1 (1.54%) IaaS
7 1 (1.54%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (32.31%) Skype
2 13 (20.00%) Firewall
3 10 (15.38%) DHCP
3 10 (15.38%) DNS
3 10 (15.38%) Internet
4 7 (10.77%) BGP
4 7 (10.77%) MPLS
4 7 (10.77%) NetScaler
4 7 (10.77%) OSPF
4 7 (10.77%) RIP
4 7 (10.77%) SAN
5 6 (9.23%) VPN
6 4 (6.15%) Remote Desktop
7 2 (3.08%) Wireless
8 1 (1.54%) HTTPS
8 1 (1.54%) IP Telephony
8 1 (1.54%) TCP/IP
8 1 (1.54%) Unified Communications
8 1 (1.54%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.08%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.54%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1 (1.54%) MSI
General
1 5 (7.69%) Retail
2 3 (4.62%) Public Sector
3 2 (3.08%) Law
4 1 (1.54%) Legal
Job Titles
1 10 (15.38%) Analyst
1 10 (15.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 7 (10.77%) Consultant
3 6 (9.23%) Build Engineer
3 6 (9.23%) Windows Engineer
4 5 (7.69%) Deployment Engineer
4 5 (7.69%) Desktop Engineer
4 5 (7.69%) SCCM Engineer
4 5 (7.69%) Service Analyst
4 5 (7.69%) Service Desk Analyst
5 4 (6.15%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 4 (6.15%) Support Engineer
6 3 (4.62%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (4.62%) Desktop Support
6 3 (4.62%) Infrastructure Support
6 3 (4.62%) IT Support
6 3 (4.62%) Windows Build Engineer
7 2 (3.08%) Support Analyst
7 2 (3.08%) Support Technician
7 2 (3.08%) Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.15%) Management Information System
2 3 (4.62%) Blackberry
2 3 (4.62%) PKI
3 2 (3.08%) Data Centre
3 2 (3.08%) Driving Licence
3 2 (3.08%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.54%) BYOD
4 1 (1.54%) Clustering
4 1 (1.54%) CMDB
4 1 (1.54%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.54%) User Experience
4 1 (1.54%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 53 (81.54%) Windows
2 30 (46.15%) Windows 10
3 16 (24.62%) Windows 7
4 13 (20.00%) Windows Server
5 5 (7.69%) Linux
6 4 (6.15%) Android
6 4 (6.15%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (4.62%) Apple iOS
7 3 (4.62%) Windows 8
7 3 (4.62%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.54%) Windows Server 2016
8 1 (1.54%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (20.00%) ITIL
2 12 (18.46%) Disk Encryption
3 10 (15.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 8 (12.31%) Cybersecurity
4 8 (12.31%) Incident Management
4 8 (12.31%) Information Security
5 6 (9.23%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (9.23%) ITIL V3
5 6 (9.23%) PRINCE2
6 5 (7.69%) Application Packaging
6 5 (7.69%) ITSM
6 5 (7.69%) Problem-Solving
6 5 (7.69%) Vulnerability Management
7 4 (6.15%) Application Virtualisation
7 4 (6.15%) Digital Forensics
7 4 (6.15%) Email Filtering
7 4 (6.15%) Kalman Filter
7 4 (6.15%) Migration
7 4 (6.15%) Preventative Maintenance
7 4 (6.15%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 11 (16.92%) PowerShell
2 2 (3.08%) SQL
3 1 (1.54%) Python
3 1 (1.54%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (9.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 5 (7.69%) CISA
2 5 (7.69%) CISM
2 5 (7.69%) CISSP
2 5 (7.69%) CREST Certified
2 5 (7.69%) GIAC
3 3 (4.62%) SC Cleared
3 3 (4.62%) Security Cleared
4 2 (3.08%) Degree
4 2 (3.08%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (3.08%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.54%) GCIH
5 1 (1.54%) MCP
5 1 (1.54%) MCSA
5 1 (1.54%) MCSE
5 1 (1.54%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 39 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 10 (15.38%) VMware ESXi
3 7 (10.77%) XenDesktop
4 3 (4.62%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (3.08%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (3.08%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (1.54%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.54%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (1.54%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 38 (58.46%) SCCM
2 12 (18.46%) Microsoft Intune
3 8 (12.31%) SCOM
4 5 (7.69%) EnCase
4 5 (7.69%) FTK
4 5 (7.69%) Jamf Pro
4 5 (7.69%) WMI
5 3 (4.62%) SnapMirror
5 3 (4.62%) SnapVault
6 2 (3.08%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (1.54%) vCenter Server
7 1 (1.54%) WSUS
Vendors
1 20 (30.77%) Microsoft
2 17 (26.15%) Cisco
3 14 (21.54%) McAfee
4 13 (20.00%) Citrix
5 10 (15.38%) Dell
5 10 (15.38%) VMware
6 7 (10.77%) Brocade
6 7 (10.77%) Hitachi
7 5 (7.69%) Apple
7 5 (7.69%) Cellebrite
7 5 (7.69%) Wyse
8 4 (6.15%) Zscaler
9 3 (4.62%) EMC
9 3 (4.62%) Equitrac
9 3 (4.62%) Mitel
9 3 (4.62%) NetApp
9 3 (4.62%) Proofpoint
9 3 (4.62%) Splunk
10 2 (3.08%) Sophos
10 2 (3.08%) Symantec