Period
to 18 September 2021

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 18 September 2021 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
18 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 718 494 748
Rank change year-on-year -224 +254 -12
Contract jobs citing BitLocker 61 28 97
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.077% 0.093% 0.11%
As % of the System Software category 0.55% 0.63% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 17 65
10th Percentile £165 £193 £114
25th Percentile £250 £253 £193
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £310 £295 £375
Median % change year-on-year +5.08% -21.33% +30.43%
75th Percentile £389 £400 £438
90th Percentile £571 £505 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £293 £303 £300
% change year-on-year -3.31% +0.83% +4.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 7
Median hourly rate £23.00 £12.34 £22.34
Median % change year-on-year +86.39% -44.75% -0.73%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.00 - £16.00

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 11,072 4,452 13,875
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.04% 14.86% 15.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,772 2,954 9,318
10th Percentile £213 £213 £173
25th Percentile £400 £363 £338
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £463
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%
75th Percentile £600 £575 £575
90th Percentile £675 £638 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 358 179 638
10th Percentile £11.94 £11.17 £11.17
25th Percentile £13.50 £12.81 £13.50
Median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.62
Median % change year-on-year -2.78% +8.34% +3.84%
75th Percentile £39.58 £41.38 £24.88
90th Percentile £65.50 £54.00 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.17 £16.00
% change year-on-year -3.92% +7.33% +1.91%

BitLocker
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for BitLocker in the UK

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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 18 September 2021.

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 18 September 2021. 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 -212 50 £313 +9.65% 12
UK excluding London -120 38 £293 -3.31% 10
North of England -77 16 £295 +7.27% 2
London -193 15 £400 +35.59% 4
Work from Home -240 12 £339 +14.83% 2
North West -54 11 £520 +89.09% 1
West Midlands -47 9 £310 +69.40% 3
Midlands -62 9 £310 +69.40% 4
South East - 5 £340 - 1
Scotland -71 4 £181 -68.48% 2
Yorkshire - 4 £230 - 1
East of England -43 2 £209 -18.14% 1
South West -40 1 - -
Wales - 1 £230 -
North East - 1 £325 -

For the 6 months to 18 September 2021, 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 44 (72.13%) Windows
2 38 (62.30%) Microsoft
3 37 (60.66%) Active Directory
4 31 (50.82%) SCCM
5 27 (44.26%) Microsoft 365
6 26 (42.62%) Windows 10
7 23 (37.70%) PowerShell
8 21 (34.43%) Social Skills
9 17 (27.87%) Windows Server
10 16 (26.23%) Azure
11 14 (22.95%) SQL
11 14 (22.95%) SharePoint
12 12 (19.67%) Microsoft Office
12 12 (19.67%) Windows 7
12 12 (19.67%) Android
13 11 (18.03%) Microsoft Intune
13 11 (18.03%) Virtual Desktop
13 11 (18.03%) ITIL
13 11 (18.03%) Citrix
14 10 (16.39%) Cisco
14 10 (16.39%) Python
14 10 (16.39%) OneDrive
14 10 (16.39%) Apple iOS
15 9 (14.75%) Isilon
15 9 (14.75%) Digital Forensics
15 9 (14.75%) Azure Active Directory
15 9 (14.75%) Symantec
15 9 (14.75%) Computer Forensics
16 8 (13.11%) Finance
16 8 (13.11%) Data Loss Prevention

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 (22.95%) SharePoint
2 7 (11.48%) Confluence
3 5 (8.20%) IIS
4 2 (3.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.64%) Apache
5 1 (1.64%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.64%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 12 (19.67%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.28%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (3.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.64%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 27 (44.26%) Microsoft 365
2 16 (26.23%) Azure
3 10 (16.39%) OneDrive
4 9 (14.75%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (3.28%) SaaS
6 1 (1.64%) AWS
6 1 (1.64%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 1 (1.64%) Azure Sentinel
6 1 (1.64%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (11.48%) Firewall
2 5 (8.20%) WAN
3 4 (6.56%) DHCP
3 4 (6.56%) LAN
4 3 (4.92%) DNS
4 3 (4.92%) Internet
4 3 (4.92%) Network Security
4 3 (4.92%) VoIP
5 2 (3.28%) VLAN
5 2 (3.28%) VPN
5 2 (3.28%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (1.64%) HTTP
6 1 (1.64%) Skype
6 1 (1.64%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (11.48%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.92%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (4.92%) SQL Server 2014
2 3 (4.92%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 21 (34.43%) Social Skills
2 8 (13.11%) Finance
3 5 (8.20%) Banking
4 3 (4.92%) Organisational Skills
4 3 (4.92%) Public Sector
5 2 (3.28%) Legal
6 1 (1.64%) Analytical Skills
Job Titles
1 9 (14.75%) Consultant
2 7 (11.48%) Data Engineer
2 7 (11.48%) Data Protection Engineer
2 7 (11.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 7 (11.48%) IT Support
2 7 (11.48%) Support Engineer
3 6 (9.84%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 6 (9.84%) Analyst
4 5 (8.20%) IT Engineer
4 5 (8.20%) Microsoft 365 Consultant
5 4 (6.56%) 3rd Line Support
5 4 (6.56%) Desktop Support
5 4 (6.56%) IT Support Engineer
5 4 (6.56%) Microsoft 365 Engineer
5 4 (6.56%) SCCM Engineer
6 3 (4.92%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 3 (4.92%) Build Engineer
6 3 (4.92%) Incident Manager
6 3 (4.92%) IT Analyst
6 3 (4.92%) SCCM Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (11.48%) Software Packaging
2 3 (4.92%) XMPP
3 2 (3.28%) HTML
3 2 (3.28%) JSON
3 2 (3.28%) XML
4 1 (1.64%) .NET
4 1 (1.64%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.56%) Data Centre
1 4 (6.56%) Smartphone
1 4 (6.56%) Video Conferencing
2 3 (4.92%) Blackberry
2 3 (4.92%) Cyberthreat
2 3 (4.92%) Driving Licence
2 3 (4.92%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.28%) Mobile App
3 2 (3.28%) PKI
4 1 (1.64%) BYOD
4 1 (1.64%) FMCG
4 1 (1.64%) Handset
4 1 (1.64%) iPad
4 1 (1.64%) iPhone
4 1 (1.64%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 44 (72.13%) Windows
2 26 (42.62%) Windows 10
3 17 (27.87%) Windows Server
4 12 (19.67%) Android
4 12 (19.67%) Windows 7
5 10 (16.39%) Apple iOS
6 7 (11.48%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (9.84%) Windows Server 2016
7 6 (9.84%) Windows Server 2019
8 4 (6.56%) Linux
9 3 (4.92%) Unix
10 1 (1.64%) Kali Linux
10 1 (1.64%) Ubuntu
10 1 (1.64%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (18.03%) ITIL
2 9 (14.75%) Computer Forensics
2 9 (14.75%) Digital Forensics
3 8 (13.11%) Data Loss Prevention
3 8 (13.11%) Data Protection
3 8 (13.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 7 (11.48%) Deployment Automation
4 7 (11.48%) Incident Management
4 7 (11.48%) Project Management
5 5 (8.20%) Presales
5 5 (8.20%) Project Delivery
6 4 (6.56%) Business Development
6 4 (6.56%) ITSM
6 4 (6.56%) Migration
6 4 (6.56%) Mobile Device Management
6 4 (6.56%) Network Management
6 4 (6.56%) Patch Management
6 4 (6.56%) Software Distribution
7 3 (4.92%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (4.92%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (37.70%) PowerShell
2 14 (22.95%) SQL
3 10 (16.39%) Python
4 2 (3.28%) VB
4 2 (3.28%) VBScript
5 1 (1.64%) C#
5 1 (1.64%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (11.48%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (6.56%) Degree
2 4 (6.56%) MCSE
3 3 (4.92%) CISA
3 3 (4.92%) CISM
3 3 (4.92%) CISSP
3 3 (4.92%) CREST Certified
3 3 (4.92%) GCFA
3 3 (4.92%) GCIH
3 3 (4.92%) GIAC
4 1 (1.64%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.64%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.64%) DBS Check
4 1 (1.64%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.64%) GNVQ
4 1 (1.64%) Master's Degree
4 1 (1.64%) MOS
4 1 (1.64%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.64%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.28%) SLA
2 1 (1.64%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.64%) PMO
System Software
1 37 (60.66%) Active Directory
2 11 (18.03%) Virtual Desktop
3 4 (6.56%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (6.56%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (4.92%) XenDesktop
5 2 (3.28%) Firmware
5 2 (3.28%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.64%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.64%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 31 (50.82%) SCCM
2 11 (18.03%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (4.92%) EnCase
3 3 (4.92%) FTK
3 3 (4.92%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (4.92%) SCVMM
3 3 (4.92%) WSUS
4 2 (3.28%) Active Directory Federation Services
4 2 (3.28%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (1.64%) Jamf Pro
5 1 (1.64%) WMI
Vendors
1 38 (62.30%) Microsoft
2 11 (18.03%) Citrix
3 10 (16.39%) Cisco
4 9 (14.75%) Isilon
4 9 (14.75%) Symantec
5 7 (11.48%) Apple
5 7 (11.48%) EMC
5 7 (11.48%) NetApp
5 7 (11.48%) Splunk
6 5 (8.20%) Dell
6 5 (8.20%) VMware
7 4 (6.56%) McAfee
8 3 (4.92%) Bomgar
8 3 (4.92%) Cellebrite
8 3 (4.92%) HP
8 3 (4.92%) Mitel
8 3 (4.92%) Polycom
8 3 (4.92%) ServiceNow
8 3 (4.92%) Zscaler
9 2 (3.28%) Equitrac