Period
to 16 February 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 16 February 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
16 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 656 775 744
Rank change year-on-year +119 -31 +28
Contract jobs citing BitLocker 68 104 150
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.100% 0.11% 0.15%
As % of the System Software category 0.64% 0.69% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 71 110
UK median daily rate £288 £288 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -25.81% +19.23%
10th Percentile £98 £123 £145
90th Percentile £475 £503 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £285 £310 £300
% change year-on-year -8.06% +3.33% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 11 6
UK median hourly rate - £15.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -38.00% +47.06%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £15.37 £25.00
% change year-on-year - -38.52% +47.06%

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 10,602 15,050 12,878
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.58% 15.29% 12.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,950 9,886 8,381
UK median daily rate £450 £470 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.26% +4.44% +10.43%
10th Percentile £163 £179 £161
90th Percentile £638 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £385
% change year-on-year - +10.39% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 619 774 713
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.38% -0.99% +1.00%
10th Percentile £11.40 £10.58 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.00 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year +6.49% +3.30% -

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

BitLocker
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing BitLocker over the 6 months to 16 February 2020.

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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Top 12 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 16 February 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 +118 59 £300 +4.35% 18
UK excluding London +113 55 £285 -8.06% 16
North of England +74 30 £305 -18.67% 2
North West +56 20 £285 +119.23%
London +89 11 £388 +121.43% 5
South East +78 10 £300 -6.25% 5
Yorkshire +55 10 £450 +9.09% 2
Scotland +26 8 £110 -43.23% 2
Midlands +54 3 £223 -39.86% 5
West Midlands +53 3 £223 -39.86% 4
East of England +32 2 £210 -47.50% 1
South West +26 2 £290 +16.00%

For the 6 months to 16 February 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 (77.94%) Windows
2 45 (66.18%) SCCM
3 42 (61.76%) Active Directory
4 34 (50.00%) Windows 10
5 28 (41.18%) Windows 7
5 28 (41.18%) Microsoft
6 27 (39.71%) Office 365
7 21 (30.88%) Skype
8 20 (29.41%) Azure
9 19 (27.94%) ITIL
10 17 (25.00%) Windows Server
11 16 (23.53%) PowerShell
11 16 (23.53%) Skype for Business
12 15 (22.06%) OneDrive
13 13 (19.12%) SharePoint
13 13 (19.12%) DHCP
13 13 (19.12%) DNS
13 13 (19.12%) Citrix
13 13 (19.12%) McAfee
14 12 (17.65%) Incident Management
14 12 (17.65%) Firewall
14 12 (17.65%) Microsoft Intune
15 11 (16.18%) Azure Active Directory
15 11 (16.18%) Disk Encryption
15 11 (16.18%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 9 (13.24%) Cisco
16 9 (13.24%) VMware
16 9 (13.24%) Retail
17 8 (11.76%) SCOM
17 8 (11.76%) ITSM

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 16 (23.53%) Skype for Business
2 13 (19.12%) SharePoint
3 3 (4.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (2.94%) IIS
4 2 (2.94%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 8 (11.76%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.94%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (2.94%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 27 (39.71%) Office 365
2 20 (29.41%) Azure
3 15 (22.06%) OneDrive
4 11 (16.18%) Azure Active Directory
5 8 (11.76%) AWS
6 4 (5.88%) Mimecast
6 4 (5.88%) PaaS
7 2 (2.94%) IaaS
7 2 (2.94%) SaaS
8 1 (1.47%) Google Docs
Communications & Networking
1 21 (30.88%) Skype
2 13 (19.12%) DHCP
2 13 (19.12%) DNS
3 12 (17.65%) Firewall
4 7 (10.29%) BGP
4 7 (10.29%) Internet
4 7 (10.29%) MPLS
4 7 (10.29%) NetScaler
4 7 (10.29%) OSPF
4 7 (10.29%) RIP
4 7 (10.29%) SAN
5 5 (7.35%) Remote Desktop
5 5 (7.35%) VPN
6 3 (4.41%) LAN
6 3 (4.41%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (2.94%) HTTPS
7 2 (2.94%) TCP/IP
8 1 (1.47%) IP Telephony
8 1 (1.47%) WAN
8 1 (1.47%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.41%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.94%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1 (1.47%) AdminStudio
1 1 (1.47%) InstallShield
1 1 (1.47%) MSI
General
1 9 (13.24%) Retail
2 7 (10.29%) Public Sector
3 2 (2.94%) German Language
4 1 (1.47%) Law
4 1 (1.47%) Legal
4 1 (1.47%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (16.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 10 (14.71%) Analyst
3 9 (13.24%) Consultant
4 8 (11.76%) Support Engineer
5 7 (10.29%) Deployment Engineer
5 7 (10.29%) Windows Engineer
6 6 (8.82%) Build Engineer
6 6 (8.82%) Desktop Engineer
6 6 (8.82%) Service Analyst
6 6 (8.82%) Service Desk Analyst
7 5 (7.35%) SCCM Engineer
8 4 (5.88%) Data Analyst
8 4 (5.88%) Desktop Support
8 4 (5.88%) Technical Analyst
9 3 (4.41%) IT Support
9 3 (4.41%) SCCM Consultant
9 3 (4.41%) Support Specialist
9 3 (4.41%) Technical Engineer
9 3 (4.41%) Technical Support
9 3 (4.41%) Technical Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.82%) Blackberry
2 4 (5.88%) PKI
3 3 (4.41%) User Experience
4 2 (2.94%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.94%) Smartphone
4 2 (2.94%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.47%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.47%) CESG
5 1 (1.47%) Clustering
5 1 (1.47%) CMDB
5 1 (1.47%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.47%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.47%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.47%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 53 (77.94%) Windows
2 34 (50.00%) Windows 10
3 28 (41.18%) Windows 7
4 17 (25.00%) Windows Server
5 7 (10.29%) Windows 8
6 6 (8.82%) Android
6 6 (8.82%) Apple iOS
7 5 (7.35%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (2.94%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (1.47%) Linux
9 1 (1.47%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (27.94%) ITIL
2 12 (17.65%) Incident Management
3 11 (16.18%) Disk Encryption
3 11 (16.18%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 8 (11.76%) ITSM
5 7 (10.29%) Information Security
5 7 (10.29%) Migration
5 7 (10.29%) PRINCE2
5 7 (10.29%) Problem-Solving
6 6 (8.82%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (8.82%) ITIL V3
7 5 (7.35%) Service Management
8 4 (5.88%) Application Packaging
8 4 (5.88%) Email Filtering
8 4 (5.88%) Kalman Filter
8 4 (5.88%) Process Improvement
8 4 (5.88%) Service Delivery
8 4 (5.88%) Vulnerability Management
8 4 (5.88%) Web Filtering
9 3 (4.41%) Customer Requirements
Programming Languages
1 16 (23.53%) PowerShell
2 3 (4.41%) VBScript
3 2 (2.94%) SQL
4 1 (1.47%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (8.82%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 4 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (4.41%) SC Cleared
3 3 (4.41%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.94%) Degree
4 2 (2.94%) MCITP
5 1 (1.47%) CISA
5 1 (1.47%) CISM
5 1 (1.47%) CISSP
5 1 (1.47%) CREST Certified
5 1 (1.47%) GCIH
5 1 (1.47%) GIAC
5 1 (1.47%) MCP
5 1 (1.47%) MCSA
5 1 (1.47%) MCSE
5 1 (1.47%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.35%) SLA
System Software
1 42 (61.76%) Active Directory
2 8 (11.76%) VMware ESXi
2 8 (11.76%) XenDesktop
3 5 (7.35%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.47%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.47%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (1.47%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.47%) vSphere
5 1 (1.47%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 45 (66.18%) SCCM
2 12 (17.65%) Microsoft Intune
3 8 (11.76%) SCOM
4 6 (8.82%) Jamf Pro
5 5 (7.35%) WMI
6 2 (2.94%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (2.94%) WSUS
7 1 (1.47%) EnCase
7 1 (1.47%) FTK
7 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (1.47%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (1.47%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (1.47%) SnapMirror
7 1 (1.47%) SnapVault
7 1 (1.47%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (1.47%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 28 (41.18%) Microsoft
2 13 (19.12%) Citrix
2 13 (19.12%) McAfee
3 9 (13.24%) Cisco
3 9 (13.24%) VMware
4 7 (10.29%) Brocade
4 7 (10.29%) Dell
4 7 (10.29%) Hitachi
5 6 (8.82%) Mitel
6 5 (7.35%) Splunk
6 5 (7.35%) Wyse
7 4 (5.88%) Apple
7 4 (5.88%) Zscaler
8 3 (4.41%) Equitrac
8 3 (4.41%) Symantec
9 2 (2.94%) Altiris
9 2 (2.94%) ServiceNow
9 2 (2.94%) Sophos
10 1 (1.47%) Google
10 1 (1.47%) Ivanti