Period
to 22 January 2022

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 22 January 2022 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
22 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 725 567 698
Rank change year-on-year -158 +131 +82
Contract jobs citing BitLocker 95 26 68
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.062% 0.094%
As % of the System Software category 0.79% 0.42% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 18 40
10th Percentile £170 £116 £97
25th Percentile £185 £165 £182
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £245 £184 £285
Median % change year-on-year +33.15% -35.44% -0.87%
75th Percentile £326 £311 £425
90th Percentile £400 £490 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £238 £180 £280
% change year-on-year +31.94% -35.71% -9.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
10th Percentile - - £14.60
25th Percentile - - £14.75
Median hourly rate £23.00 - £16.00
75th Percentile - - £17.00
90th Percentile - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.00 - £16.00
% change year-on-year - - +4.10%

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 12,010 6,197 11,335
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.84% 14.85% 15.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,573 4,233 7,647
10th Percentile £200 £213 £163
25th Percentile £400 £363 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £475 £450
Median % change year-on-year +10.53% +5.56% -2.70%
75th Percentile £616 £563 £563
90th Percentile £688 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £428 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +0.59% +3.03% -0.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 379 264 624
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.17 £11.25
25th Percentile £14.25 £12.76 £13.94
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.75 £16.50
Median % change year-on-year +1.41% +7.58% +3.13%
75th Percentile £26.38 £46.00 £22.31
90th Percentile £60.50 £61.25 £47.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year - - +3.23%

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 22 January 2022.

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 15 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 22 January 2022. 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
Jobs
England -132 76 £240 +29.73% 13
UK excluding London -61 71 £238 +31.94% 10
North of England -44 22 £238 +31.94% 4
South East -52 19 £205 +28.13% 1
North West -33 16 £234 +29.86% 4
Work from Home -141 16 £500 +11.11% 3
Midlands -45 15 £250 +35.87% 1
West Midlands -38 13 £250 +35.87% 1
London -168 12 £525 +10.53% 5
Yorkshire - 6 £265 -
South West - 6 £315 - 1
Scotland -46 4 £150 +29.03% 2
East of England -44 3 £160 +33.33% 1
Wales - 3 £250 -
East Midlands - 2 - -

For the 6 months to 22 January 2022, 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 74 (77.89%) Windows
2 69 (72.63%) Active Directory
3 66 (69.47%) Windows 10
4 61 (64.21%) Microsoft
5 60 (63.16%) Microsoft 365
6 44 (46.32%) SCCM
7 39 (41.05%) PowerShell
8 28 (29.47%) OneDrive
9 27 (28.42%) Azure
9 27 (28.42%) Cisco
9 27 (28.42%) Microsoft Office
9 27 (28.42%) VPN
9 27 (28.42%) DNS
9 27 (28.42%) DHCP
10 26 (27.37%) SharePoint
11 24 (25.26%) VoIP
11 24 (25.26%) VMware
11 24 (25.26%) Microsoft Intune
11 24 (25.26%) Windows Server
12 22 (23.16%) WAN
12 22 (23.16%) ITSM
12 22 (23.16%) VMware Infrastructure
13 21 (22.11%) Social Skills
13 21 (22.11%) LAN
14 20 (21.05%) ITIL
14 20 (21.05%) Windows 7
15 18 (18.95%) Citrix
15 18 (18.95%) XMPP
16 17 (17.89%) Wi-Fi
16 17 (17.89%) Microsoft Certification

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 26 (27.37%) SharePoint
2 15 (15.79%) MS Exchange
3 7 (7.37%) IIS
4 4 (4.21%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (3.16%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (3.16%) Skype for Business
6 1 (1.05%) Apache
Applications
1 27 (28.42%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (5.26%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (5.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (4.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.05%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 60 (63.16%) Microsoft 365
2 28 (29.47%) OneDrive
3 27 (28.42%) Azure
4 17 (17.89%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (5.26%) IaaS
6 3 (3.16%) Azure Sentinel
6 3 (3.16%) PaaS
6 3 (3.16%) Power Platform
7 2 (2.11%) AWS
7 2 (2.11%) GCP
7 2 (2.11%) Power Automate
8 1 (1.05%) PowerApps
8 1 (1.05%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (28.42%) DHCP
1 27 (28.42%) DNS
1 27 (28.42%) VPN
2 24 (25.26%) VoIP
3 22 (23.16%) WAN
4 21 (22.11%) LAN
5 17 (17.89%) Wi-Fi
6 16 (16.84%) VLAN
7 15 (15.79%) WebEx
8 12 (12.63%) Firewall
9 4 (4.21%) Remote Desktop
10 3 (3.16%) NetScaler
10 3 (3.16%) Skype
11 2 (2.11%) Internet
11 2 (2.11%) Network Security
11 2 (2.11%) SAN
11 2 (2.11%) TCP/IP
12 1 (1.05%) IPsec
12 1 (1.05%) SSL
12 1 (1.05%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (15.79%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.21%) SQL Server 2012
2 4 (4.21%) SQL Server 2014
2 4 (4.21%) SQL Server 2016
3 3 (3.16%) Power BI
3 3 (3.16%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 21 (22.11%) Social Skills
2 8 (8.42%) Public Sector
3 6 (6.32%) Banking
4 5 (5.26%) Finance
5 3 (3.16%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (3.16%) Legal
5 3 (3.16%) Organisational Skills
5 3 (3.16%) Telecoms
6 2 (2.11%) Electronics
7 1 (1.05%) Front Office
7 1 (1.05%) Law
7 1 (1.05%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 23 (24.21%) Desktop Support
2 22 (23.16%) 2nd Line Support
3 15 (15.79%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
4 13 (13.68%) Consultant
5 12 (12.63%) Support Engineer
6 10 (10.53%) Deployment Engineer
7 6 (6.32%) Architect
7 6 (6.32%) Desktop Engineer
7 6 (6.32%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 5 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (5.26%) Microsoft 365 Consultant
8 5 (5.26%) Microsoft 365 Engineer
8 5 (5.26%) Microsoft Engineer
9 4 (4.21%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 4 (4.21%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 4 (4.21%) Analyst
9 4 (4.21%) IT Engineer
9 4 (4.21%) Microsoft Specialist
9 4 (4.21%) Windows Engineer
10 3 (3.16%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (18.95%) XMPP
2 1 (1.05%) .NET
2 1 (1.05%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.05%) HTML
2 1 (1.05%) JSON
2 1 (1.05%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.26%) Blackberry
1 5 (5.26%) Data Centre
2 4 (4.21%) Driving Licence
2 4 (4.21%) Smartphone
3 3 (3.16%) Handset
3 3 (3.16%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (3.16%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (2.11%) Client/Server
4 2 (2.11%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (2.11%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.11%) NHS
4 2 (2.11%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.05%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.05%) FMCG
5 1 (1.05%) PKI
5 1 (1.05%) Replication
5 1 (1.05%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 74 (77.89%) Windows
2 66 (69.47%) Windows 10
3 24 (25.26%) Windows Server
4 20 (21.05%) Windows 7
5 14 (14.74%) Android
5 14 (14.74%) Apple iOS
6 7 (7.37%) Windows Server 2016
7 6 (6.32%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (4.21%) Windows Server 2019
9 3 (3.16%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (2.11%) Data ONTAP
10 2 (2.11%) Linux
10 2 (2.11%) Unix
11 1 (1.05%) Mac OS
11 1 (1.05%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (23.16%) ITSM
2 20 (21.05%) ITIL
3 16 (16.84%) Service Management
4 15 (15.79%) Disk Encryption
5 13 (13.68%) Migration
6 11 (11.58%) Time Management
7 8 (8.42%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 7 (7.37%) Presales
8 7 (7.37%) Problem-Solving
9 6 (6.32%) Continuous Improvement
9 6 (6.32%) Network Management
9 6 (6.32%) Patch Management
9 6 (6.32%) Project Delivery
9 6 (6.32%) Project Management
9 6 (6.32%) RBAC
10 5 (5.26%) Incident Management
11 4 (4.21%) Analytics
11 4 (4.21%) Business Development
11 4 (4.21%) CRM
11 4 (4.21%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 39 (41.05%) PowerShell
2 15 (15.79%) VB
2 15 (15.79%) VBScript
3 9 (9.47%) SQL
4 2 (2.11%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.05%) C#
5 1 (1.05%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 17 (17.89%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (6.32%) Degree
2 6 (6.32%) MCSE
3 5 (5.26%) Security Cleared
4 4 (4.21%) MCSA
5 3 (3.16%) SC Cleared
6 2 (2.11%) AWS Certification
6 2 (2.11%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (2.11%) DV Cleared
6 2 (2.11%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.32%) SLA
2 1 (1.05%) PMO
System Software
1 69 (72.63%) Active Directory
2 22 (23.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (9.47%) Hyper-V
4 8 (8.42%) Virtual Machines
5 7 (7.37%) Virtual Desktop
6 5 (5.26%) Terminal Services
7 4 (4.21%) Virtual Servers
8 3 (3.16%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 44 (46.32%) SCCM
2 24 (25.26%) Microsoft Intune
3 15 (15.79%) AppManager
4 6 (6.32%) WSUS
5 3 (3.16%) Failover Clustering
5 3 (3.16%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 3 (3.16%) SCVMM
6 2 (2.11%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 2 (2.11%) Kubernetes
7 1 (1.05%) AirWatch
7 1 (1.05%) WMI
Vendors
1 61 (64.21%) Microsoft
2 27 (28.42%) Cisco
3 24 (25.26%) VMware
4 18 (18.95%) Citrix
5 16 (16.84%) Ivanti
6 10 (10.53%) Apple
7 8 (8.42%) HP
8 5 (5.26%) ServiceNow
9 4 (4.21%) Dell
9 4 (4.21%) Polycom
9 4 (4.21%) Zscaler
10 3 (3.16%) Bomgar
10 3 (3.16%) iManage
10 3 (3.16%) McAfee
10 3 (3.16%) NetApp
10 3 (3.16%) Sophos
11 2 (2.11%) Equitrac
11 2 (2.11%) ShoreTel
12 1 (1.05%) BeyondTrust
12 1 (1.05%) Veeam