Period
to 17 November 2017

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 17 November 2017 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
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 756 782 845
Rank change year-on-year +26 +63 +1
Contract jobs citing BitLocker 122 112 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.11% 0.042%
As % of the System Software category 0.94% 0.85% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 76 29
UK median daily rate £340 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.00% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £130 £203 £225
90th Percentile £475 £488 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £335 £375
% change year-on-year -6.72% -10.67% +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 3
UK median hourly rate £13.00 £20.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.00% +60.00% -30.56%
10th Percentile £10.65 £18.44 £7.35
90th Percentile £60.00 £105.13 £17.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.25 £20.75 £9.63
% change year-on-year -40.96% +115.58% -

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 12915 13122 11760
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.56% 12.38% 10.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 8359 8228 6685
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +8.84% +8.89%
10th Percentile £157 £174 £161
90th Percentile £606 £575 £548
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year +7.14% +3.70% +5.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 728 891 1264
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £15.75 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.76% -1.56% +6.67%
10th Percentile £10.40 £10.50 £10.00
90th Percentile £46.08 £42.00 £38.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +3.33% -6.25% +6.67%

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 17 November 2017.

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 17 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for BitLocker in the UK

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Top 14 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 17 November 2017. 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 +18 109 £375 -6.25% 11
UK excluding London +58 96 £313 -6.72% 9
South East +13 33 £308 -5.38% 3
East of England -1 27 £450 +233.33% 1
London -20 24 £375 -16.20% 2
Scotland +2 11 £195 +62.50%
Midlands +27 10 £150 -56.52% 4
West Midlands +28 7 £150 - 4
South West -2 7 £188 -48.28% 1
North of England +57 6 £450 +5.88%
Yorkshire +28 4 £450 +25.87%
East Midlands -4 3 £135 -60.87%
North West +22 2 £380 -
Wales +8 2 £194 -8.82%

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, 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.

1 108 (88.52%) Windows
2 81 (66.39%) Active Directory
3 80 (65.57%) Microsoft
4 66 (54.10%) SCCM
5 52 (42.62%) Windows 7
6 50 (40.98%) Windows 10
7 47 (38.52%) Office 365
8 40 (32.79%) Microsoft Intune
9 36 (29.51%) PowerShell
9 36 (29.51%) Disk Encryption
10 34 (27.87%) Citrix
11 30 (24.59%) VMware
11 30 (24.59%) SharePoint
12 28 (22.95%) ITIL
12 28 (22.95%) Microsoft App-V
13 27 (22.13%) VBScript
13 27 (22.13%) MS Exchange
13 27 (22.13%) Skype
14 25 (20.49%) Symantec
15 24 (19.67%) OneDrive
15 24 (19.67%) Skype for Business
16 23 (18.85%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
16 23 (18.85%) VMware Infrastructure
17 22 (18.03%) Norton AntiVirus
17 22 (18.03%) CESG
18 21 (17.21%) XenApp
19 20 (16.39%) XenDesktop
19 20 (16.39%) Desktop Virtualisation
20 19 (15.57%) Security Cleared
20 19 (15.57%) LANDesk

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 (24.59%) SharePoint
2 27 (22.13%) MS Exchange
3 24 (19.67%) Skype for Business
4 11 (9.02%) IIS
5 6 (4.92%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (2.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.82%) Drupal
Applications
1 14 (11.48%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 47 (38.52%) Office 365
2 24 (19.67%) OneDrive
3 16 (13.11%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (7.38%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.82%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 27 (22.13%) Skype
2 14 (11.48%) DHCP
3 13 (10.66%) DNS
3 13 (10.66%) Firewall
4 8 (6.56%) SAN
5 6 (4.92%) Internet
5 6 (4.92%) VPN
5 6 (4.92%) WAN
6 5 (4.10%) IPsec
6 5 (4.10%) SSL
7 4 (3.28%) TCP/IP
7 4 (3.28%) VLAN
8 3 (2.46%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (1.64%) LAN
9 2 (1.64%) WAAS
10 1 (0.82%) Intranet
10 1 (0.82%) Kerberos
10 1 (0.82%) LDAP
10 1 (0.82%) Unified Communications
10 1 (0.82%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.64%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (1.64%) MSI
2 1 (0.82%) InstallShield
General
1 8 (6.56%) Publishing
2 4 (3.28%) Finance
3 2 (1.64%) Advertising
4 1 (0.82%) Automotive
4 1 (0.82%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 34 (27.87%) Consultant
2 17 (13.93%) Windows Consultant
3 16 (13.11%) 3rd Line Support
4 15 (12.30%) SCCM Consultant
4 15 (12.30%) Windows Engineer
5 11 (9.02%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
5 11 (9.02%) Deployment Engineer
6 10 (8.20%) Technical Consultant
7 9 (7.38%) Desktop Support
8 8 (6.56%) Support Engineer
8 8 (6.56%) Windows Deployment Engineer
9 7 (5.74%) Infrastructure Support
10 6 (4.92%) Senior Consultant
11 5 (4.10%) Analyst
11 5 (4.10%) Senior SCCM Consultant
12 4 (3.28%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
12 4 (3.28%) Deployment Consultant
12 4 (3.28%) Firewall Engineer
12 4 (3.28%) Senior Windows Technical Consultant
12 4 (3.28%) Windows Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.56%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 22 (18.03%) CESG
2 15 (12.30%) User Experience
3 6 (4.92%) Management Information System
4 5 (4.10%) Blackberry
4 5 (4.10%) Replication
5 4 (3.28%) Computer Science
5 4 (3.28%) Driving Licence
6 3 (2.46%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.46%) iPhone
7 2 (1.64%) PKI
7 2 (1.64%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.82%) BYOD
8 1 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.82%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.82%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.82%) Microsoft Licensing
8 1 (0.82%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.82%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.82%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 108 (88.52%) Windows
2 52 (42.62%) Windows 7
3 50 (40.98%) Windows 10
4 10 (8.20%) Windows Server
5 6 (4.92%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (4.10%) Windows 8
6 5 (4.10%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (2.46%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (29.51%) Disk Encryption
2 28 (22.95%) ITIL
3 20 (16.39%) Desktop Virtualisation
4 18 (14.75%) Customer Requirements
5 16 (13.11%) Migration
6 14 (11.48%) Presales
7 10 (8.20%) Mobile Device Management
8 9 (7.38%) Security Management
9 8 (6.56%) Network Management
10 7 (5.74%) Change Management
10 7 (5.74%) ITIL V3
10 7 (5.74%) Kalman Filter
11 6 (4.92%) Information Security
11 6 (4.92%) Infrastructure Management
11 6 (4.92%) Multi-Factor Authentication
11 6 (4.92%) Software Deployment
12 5 (4.10%) Application Packaging
12 5 (4.10%) Cybersecurity
12 5 (4.10%) Process Architecture
12 5 (4.10%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 36 (29.51%) PowerShell
2 27 (22.13%) VBScript
3 15 (12.30%) SQL
4 2 (1.64%) Java
5 1 (0.82%) C
5 1 (0.82%) VB
Qualifications
1 19 (15.57%) Security Cleared
2 18 (14.75%) SC Cleared
3 8 (6.56%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (4.92%) CISSP
4 6 (4.92%) Degree
4 6 (4.92%) DV Cleared
4 6 (4.92%) MCSE
5 4 (3.28%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (2.46%) CCNA
6 3 (2.46%) CCSA
6 3 (2.46%) CESG Certified Professional
6 3 (2.46%) CISA
6 3 (2.46%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (2.46%) CLAS
6 3 (2.46%) IISP
7 2 (1.64%) CCDP
7 2 (1.64%) CCNP
7 2 (1.64%) MCITP
7 2 (1.64%) MCTS
8 1 (0.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (4.10%) QA
3 4 (3.28%) GDPR
4 3 (2.46%) COBIT
4 3 (2.46%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 2 (1.64%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 81 (66.39%) Active Directory
2 28 (22.95%) Microsoft App-V
3 23 (18.85%) VMware Infrastructure
4 21 (17.21%) XenApp
5 20 (16.39%) XenDesktop
6 5 (4.10%) Hyper-V
6 5 (4.10%) Terminal Services
7 3 (2.46%) Firmware
7 3 (2.46%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.82%) IAG
Systems Management
1 66 (54.10%) SCCM
2 40 (32.79%) Microsoft Intune
3 23 (18.85%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 22 (18.03%) Norton AntiVirus
5 9 (7.38%) McAfee ePO
6 7 (5.74%) AirWatch
7 5 (4.10%) WSUS
8 1 (0.82%) SCOM
8 1 (0.82%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 80 (65.57%) Microsoft
2 34 (27.87%) Citrix
3 30 (24.59%) VMware
4 25 (20.49%) Symantec
5 19 (15.57%) Altiris
5 19 (15.57%) LANDesk
6 17 (13.93%) AppSense
7 14 (11.48%) McAfee
8 12 (9.84%) Cisco
8 12 (9.84%) HP
9 11 (9.02%) Lumension
10 7 (5.74%) Apple
10 7 (5.74%) CheckPoint
10 7 (5.74%) NetApp
10 7 (5.74%) Qualys
10 7 (5.74%) Sophos
11 6 (4.92%) AlienVault
12 4 (3.28%) Computacenter
12 4 (3.28%) Mitel
12 4 (3.28%) Samsung