Period
to 24 September 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 24 September 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
24 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 799 791 860
Rank change year-on-year -8 +69 -16
Contract jobs citing BitLocker 77 88 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.079% 0.082% 0.044%
As % of the System Software category 0.66% 0.67% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 55 26
UK median daily rate £350 £413 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.15% +25.76% -6.29%
10th Percentile £128 £203 £134
90th Percentile £488 £488 £487
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £400 £308
% change year-on-year -12.50% +30.08% -12.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 3
UK median hourly rate £11.50 £20.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.50% +60.00% -
10th Percentile £10.50 £20.00 £7.35
90th Percentile £18.88 £21.65 £17.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.50 £20.75 £9.63
% change year-on-year -44.58% +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 11673 13153 11805
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.99% 12.33% 10.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 7498 8218 6679
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +14.29% +7.69%
10th Percentile £160 £175 £163
90th Percentile £588 £575 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £338
% change year-on-year +2.74% +8.15% +8.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 666 885 1253
UK median hourly rate £16.81 £16.29 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.16% +1.81% +6.49%
10th Percentile £10.40 £10.50 £10.07
90th Percentile £47.38 £40.55 £38.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year -3.13% +3.23% +3.33%

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 24 September 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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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 24 September 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 +10 71 £375 -11.76% 3
UK excluding London +59 60 £350 -12.50% 2
South East +13 22 £350 -12.50%
East of England +12 21 £450 +51.26% 1
London -25 14 £210 -50.59% 1
Midlands +31 8 £150 -64.71%
Scotland - 5 £205 -
West Midlands +33 4 £160 -
East Midlands +3 4 £135 -68.24%
North of England +69 2 £320 -24.71% 1
Yorkshire +36 1 £320 -10.49% 1
North West +21 1 - -
South West +8 1 £300 -
Wales -4 1 £175 -17.65%

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 73 (94.81%) Windows
2 53 (68.83%) Active Directory
3 50 (64.94%) Microsoft
4 45 (58.44%) SCCM
5 36 (46.75%) Windows 7
5 36 (46.75%) Office 365
6 31 (40.26%) Windows 10
6 31 (40.26%) Citrix
7 28 (36.36%) MS Exchange
7 28 (36.36%) PowerShell
8 26 (33.77%) SharePoint
9 25 (32.47%) Microsoft Intune
10 24 (31.17%) VMware
11 23 (29.87%) Skype
12 22 (28.57%) Disk Encryption
12 22 (28.57%) Skype for Business
12 22 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
13 21 (27.27%) Microsoft App-V
13 21 (27.27%) CESG
13 21 (27.27%) VBScript
14 20 (25.97%) Symantec
14 20 (25.97%) XenApp
14 20 (25.97%) OneDrive
14 20 (25.97%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
15 19 (24.68%) Desktop Virtualisation
15 19 (24.68%) XenDesktop
15 19 (24.68%) LANDesk
15 19 (24.68%) Norton AntiVirus
15 19 (24.68%) Altiris
16 17 (22.08%) Customer Requirements

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 28 (36.36%) MS Exchange
2 26 (33.77%) SharePoint
3 22 (28.57%) Skype for Business
4 8 (10.39%) IIS
5 5 (6.49%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (2.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (1.30%) Drupal
7 1 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (1.30%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 10 (12.99%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.30%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.30%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 36 (46.75%) Office 365
2 20 (25.97%) OneDrive
3 3 (3.90%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.30%) G Suite
4 1 (1.30%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 23 (29.87%) Skype
2 7 (9.09%) DHCP
2 7 (9.09%) DNS
2 7 (9.09%) Firewall
2 7 (9.09%) SAN
3 3 (3.90%) VPN
4 2 (2.60%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (2.60%) Internet
4 2 (2.60%) IPsec
4 2 (2.60%) LAN
4 2 (2.60%) SSL
4 2 (2.60%) WAAS
4 2 (2.60%) WAN
5 1 (1.30%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (1.30%) Intranet
5 1 (1.30%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (1.30%) Unified Communications
5 1 (1.30%) VoIP
5 1 (1.30%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.60%) SQL Server
General
1 8 (10.39%) Publishing
2 2 (2.60%) Advertising
2 2 (2.60%) Finance
3 1 (1.30%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 23 (29.87%) Consultant
2 12 (15.58%) Desktop Support
3 8 (10.39%) Technical Consultant
3 8 (10.39%) Windows Engineer
4 7 (9.09%) Support Engineer
5 6 (7.79%) 3rd Line Support
5 6 (7.79%) Analyst
5 6 (7.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (7.79%) SCCM Consultant
5 6 (7.79%) Windows Consultant
6 5 (6.49%) Associate Consultant
7 4 (5.19%) Build Engineer
7 4 (5.19%) Desktop Engineer
7 4 (5.19%) Infrastructure Support
7 4 (5.19%) IT Assistant
7 4 (5.19%) Principal Consultant
7 4 (5.19%) Senior SCCM Consultant
7 4 (5.19%) Senior Windows Technical Consultant
7 4 (5.19%) Technical Engineer
7 4 (5.19%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (10.39%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (27.27%) CESG
2 12 (15.58%) User Experience
3 4 (5.19%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.19%) Blackberry
4 3 (3.90%) Driving Licence
4 3 (3.90%) Smartphone
5 2 (2.60%) Replication
6 1 (1.30%) BYOD
6 1 (1.30%) CLARiiON
6 1 (1.30%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.30%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.30%) iPhone
6 1 (1.30%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Licensing
6 1 (1.30%) PKI
6 1 (1.30%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.30%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 73 (94.81%) Windows
2 36 (46.75%) Windows 7
3 31 (40.26%) Windows 10
4 6 (7.79%) Windows Server
5 5 (6.49%) Windows 8
5 5 (6.49%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (5.19%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.30%) AIX
7 1 (1.30%) Android
7 1 (1.30%) Linux
7 1 (1.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.30%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (28.57%) Disk Encryption
2 19 (24.68%) Desktop Virtualisation
3 17 (22.08%) Customer Requirements
4 15 (19.48%) Presales
5 12 (15.58%) ITIL
6 8 (10.39%) Network Management
7 7 (9.09%) Migration
8 6 (7.79%) Service Management
9 4 (5.19%) Application Packaging
9 4 (5.19%) Business Development
9 4 (5.19%) Infrastructure Management
9 4 (5.19%) Kalman Filter
9 4 (5.19%) Mobile Device Management
10 3 (3.90%) Customer Engagement
10 3 (3.90%) Cybersecurity
10 3 (3.90%) Data Encryption
10 3 (3.90%) Problem Management
11 2 (2.60%) Incident Management
11 2 (2.60%) ITIL V3
11 2 (2.60%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 28 (36.36%) PowerShell
2 21 (27.27%) VBScript
3 13 (16.88%) SQL
4 1 (1.30%) C
4 1 (1.30%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (7.79%) Security Cleared
3 5 (6.49%) SC Cleared
4 4 (5.19%) MCSE
5 3 (3.90%) CCNA
5 3 (3.90%) CCSA
5 3 (3.90%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (2.60%) CCDP
6 2 (2.60%) CCNP
6 2 (2.60%) Degree
6 2 (2.60%) MCITP
6 2 (2.60%) MCTS
7 1 (1.30%) DBS Check
7 1 (1.30%) MCP
7 1 (1.30%) MCSA
7 1 (1.30%) VCAP
7 1 (1.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.30%) SLA
System Software
1 53 (68.83%) Active Directory
2 22 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (27.27%) Microsoft App-V
4 20 (25.97%) XenApp
5 19 (24.68%) XenDesktop
6 3 (3.90%) Firmware
6 3 (3.90%) Terminal Server
7 2 (2.60%) Hyper-V
7 2 (2.60%) Terminal Services
8 1 (1.30%) ProxySG
8 1 (1.30%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 45 (58.44%) SCCM
2 25 (32.47%) Microsoft Intune
3 20 (25.97%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 19 (24.68%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (3.90%) WSUS
6 2 (2.60%) SCOM
7 1 (1.30%) AirWatch
7 1 (1.30%) Cisco Prime
7 1 (1.30%) NetBackup
7 1 (1.30%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 50 (64.94%) Microsoft
2 31 (40.26%) Citrix
3 24 (31.17%) VMware
4 20 (25.97%) Symantec
5 19 (24.68%) Altiris
5 19 (24.68%) LANDesk
6 14 (18.18%) AppSense
7 10 (12.99%) HP
8 8 (10.39%) Cisco
9 6 (7.79%) NetApp
10 5 (6.49%) CheckPoint
11 4 (5.19%) Apple
11 4 (5.19%) Lumension
11 4 (5.19%) Samsung
12 3 (3.90%) McAfee
12 3 (3.90%) Panasonic
12 3 (3.90%) Sophos
13 2 (2.60%) Forcepoint
13 2 (2.60%) IBM
13 2 (2.60%) Veeam