Period
to 20 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Patch Management skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Patch Management over the 6 months to 20 February 2018 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.

Patch Management
UK
6 months to
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 618 590 637
Rank change year-on-year -28 +47 -35
Contract jobs citing Patch Management 258 257 244
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.25% 0.27% 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.30% 0.32% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 190 151
UK median daily rate £425 £428 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.58% +3.64% +17.86%
10th Percentile £170 £310 £205
90th Percentile £538 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -11.76% +6.25% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 17 9
UK median hourly rate £17.14 £14.87 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.27% -15.06% -22.22%
10th Percentile £13.30 £13.30 £9.00
90th Percentile £38.65 £20.00 £19.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.82 £14.87 £15.78
% change year-on-year +53.51% -5.77% -29.89%

Patch Management is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 86,028 79,861 88,707
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.72% 83.81% 82.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 57,485 52,916 57,691
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £288 £263 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.13% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,077 2,220 2,614
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £24.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +1.83% +22.75%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.63 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.56 £25.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year -1.76% -3.85% +23.81%

Patch Management
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Patch Management as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Patch Management in the UK

Patch Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Patch Management.

Contractor daily rate trend for Patch Management in the UK

Patch Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Patch Management over the 6 months to 20 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Patch Management in the UK

Patch Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Patch Management.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Patch Management in the UK

Patch Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Patch Management over the 6 months to 20 February 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Patch Management in the UK

Patch Management
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 Patch Management within the UK over the 6 months to 20 February 2018. 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 -52 240 £425 -1.16% 75
London +29 145 £435 +1.16% 35
UK excluding London -60 114 £375 -11.76% 42
South East -53 41 £483 +13.53% 8
Midlands +11 20 £225 -42.31% 2
East of England +2 17 £140 -66.06% 12
West Midlands +13 13 £208 -54.40% 1
South West +20 11 £300 -7.69% 5
North of England -14 10 £325 -27.78% 13
Scotland -14 9 £300 -27.93% 2
East Midlands +5 7 £230 -41.03% 1
Yorkshire -3 7 £394 +29.10% 7
Wales - 6 £488 -
North West -37 2 £375 -16.67% 5
North East - 1 £165 - 1

For the 6 months to 20 February 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Patch Management 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 Patch Management.

1 144 (55.81%) Windows
2 96 (37.21%) Microsoft
3 95 (36.82%) Active Directory
4 87 (33.72%) VMware
5 78 (30.23%) Linux
6 75 (29.07%) Firewall
7 65 (25.19%) ITIL
8 57 (22.09%) VMware Infrastructure
8 57 (22.09%) PowerShell
8 57 (22.09%) Windows Server 2012
9 55 (21.32%) Windows Server
10 53 (20.54%) Amazon AWS
11 52 (20.16%) DNS
12 51 (19.77%) Cisco
13 45 (17.44%) Windows Server 2008
14 43 (16.67%) Management Information System
14 43 (16.67%) Information Security
15 42 (16.28%) LAN
16 41 (15.89%) WAN
17 40 (15.50%) Windows 7
17 40 (15.50%) SIEM
18 39 (15.12%) Vulnerability Management
18 39 (15.12%) DevOps
18 39 (15.12%) Data Centre
18 39 (15.12%) Microsoft Azure
19 36 (13.95%) SCCM
19 36 (13.95%) Migration
20 35 (13.57%) DHCP
21 33 (12.79%) vSphere
21 33 (12.79%) Bash Shell

Patch Management
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 25 (9.69%) MS Exchange
2 12 (4.65%) Elasticsearch
2 12 (4.65%) IIS
3 9 (3.49%) Apache
3 9 (3.49%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (3.49%) Skype for Business
4 7 (2.71%) JBoss
4 7 (2.71%) SharePoint
5 6 (2.33%) Tomcat
6 4 (1.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 4 (1.55%) Confluence
7 3 (1.16%) Apache Spark
7 3 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (1.16%) IBM Domino
7 3 (1.16%) MQSeries
7 3 (1.16%) nginx
7 3 (1.16%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.78%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.39%) WebSphere
Applications
1 22 (8.53%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.16%) CINEMA 4D
2 3 (1.16%) Vectorworks
Business Applications
1 3 (1.16%) Kondor
2 1 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.39%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 53 (20.54%) Amazon AWS
2 39 (15.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (8.14%) Office 365
4 12 (4.65%) Cloud Computing
5 11 (4.26%) IaaS
6 7 (2.71%) PaaS
7 5 (1.94%) GitHub
7 5 (1.94%) SaaS
8 4 (1.55%) Google Cloud Platform
8 4 (1.55%) Slack
8 4 (1.55%) Trello
9 3 (1.16%) Boomi
9 3 (1.16%) SuccessFactors
10 2 (0.78%) Mimecast
11 1 (0.39%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 1 (0.39%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.39%) G Suite
11 1 (0.39%) IBM Cloud
11 1 (0.39%) SoftLayer
11 1 (0.39%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 75 (29.07%) Firewall
2 52 (20.16%) DNS
3 42 (16.28%) LAN
4 41 (15.89%) WAN
5 35 (13.57%) DHCP
6 31 (12.02%) TCP/IP
7 28 (10.85%) VoIP
8 25 (9.69%) SAN
9 20 (7.75%) VPN
10 15 (5.81%) Cisco ASA
10 15 (5.81%) Internet
10 15 (5.81%) Intrusion Detection
11 9 (3.49%) Network Security
11 9 (3.49%) Wireless
12 8 (3.10%) SMTP
12 8 (3.10%) SNMP
12 8 (3.10%) VLAN
13 7 (2.71%) Kerberos
13 7 (2.71%) Skype
14 6 (2.33%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (3.49%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.71%) NoSQL
2 7 (2.71%) Oracle Database
3 6 (2.33%) MongoDB
4 5 (1.94%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (1.94%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (1.55%) Oracle Database 10g
5 4 (1.55%) Oracle Database 11g
5 4 (1.55%) Oracle Database 12c
5 4 (1.55%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (1.16%) Apache Cassandra
6 3 (1.16%) Hadoop
6 3 (1.16%) Redis
6 3 (1.16%) Sybase ASE
7 2 (0.78%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.78%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.39%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.39%) DB2
8 1 (0.39%) Oracle BI EE
8 1 (0.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 7 (2.71%) Jenkins
2 2 (0.78%) ClearCase
3 1 (0.39%) AppScan
3 1 (0.39%) Burp Suite
3 1 (0.39%) Cucumber
3 1 (0.39%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.39%) GoCD
3 1 (0.39%) Gradle
3 1 (0.39%) gulp
3 1 (0.39%) JMeter
3 1 (0.39%) NeoLoad
3 1 (0.39%) Paros
3 1 (0.39%) Selenium
3 1 (0.39%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (0.39%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.39%) WebScarab
General
1 29 (11.24%) Finance
2 14 (5.43%) Telecoms
3 12 (4.65%) Retail
4 9 (3.49%) Banking
4 9 (3.49%) Legal
5 7 (2.71%) Law
6 6 (2.33%) Back Office
6 6 (2.33%) Publishing
7 5 (1.94%) Billing
8 3 (1.16%) Advertising
8 3 (1.16%) Front Office
8 3 (1.16%) Marketing
8 3 (1.16%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.78%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.78%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.78%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.39%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.39%) Military
Job Titles
1 29 (11.24%) Architect
2 23 (8.91%) Administrator
3 21 (8.14%) Analyst
4 20 (7.75%) Security Manager
5 18 (6.98%) Linux Engineer
6 17 (6.59%) Desktop Support
7 16 (6.20%) Consultant
7 16 (6.20%) DevOps Engineer
7 16 (6.20%) Support Engineer
7 16 (6.20%) Windows Engineer
8 15 (5.81%) Security Architect
9 14 (5.43%) Cisco Engineer
9 14 (5.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 14 (5.43%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 14 (5.43%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 14 (5.43%) Security Engineer
10 12 (4.65%) Operational Security Manager
10 12 (4.65%) Operations Engineer
10 12 (4.65%) Security Operations Manager
11 11 (4.26%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (3.88%) Web Services
2 7 (2.71%) Elastic Stack
3 5 (1.94%) .NET
3 5 (1.94%) XML
4 4 (1.55%) 802.1X
4 4 (1.55%) SAML
5 3 (1.16%) ActiveMQ
5 3 (1.16%) J2EE
5 3 (1.16%) Kafka
5 3 (1.16%) LAPP Stack
5 3 (1.16%) RabbitMQ
5 3 (1.16%) Rendezvous
5 3 (1.16%) Ultra Messaging
6 2 (0.78%) HTML
6 2 (0.78%) LDAP
6 2 (0.78%) Software Packaging
7 1 (0.39%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.39%) CSS
7 1 (0.39%) Servlets
7 1 (0.39%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 43 (16.67%) Management Information System
2 39 (15.12%) Data Centre
3 18 (6.98%) Replication
4 16 (6.20%) Clustering
5 11 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
6 10 (3.88%) PKI
7 7 (2.71%) Blackberry
7 7 (2.71%) Public Cloud
8 6 (2.33%) Private Cloud
9 4 (1.55%) Computer Science
9 4 (1.55%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (1.55%) Fat Client
9 4 (1.55%) Hybrid Cloud
9 4 (1.55%) Thin Client
10 3 (1.16%) Digital Media
10 3 (1.16%) Raspberry Pi
10 3 (1.16%) Smartphone
10 3 (1.16%) Wiki
11 2 (0.78%) Data Structures
11 2 (0.78%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 144 (55.81%) Windows
2 78 (30.23%) Linux
3 57 (22.09%) Windows Server 2012
4 55 (21.32%) Windows Server
5 45 (17.44%) Windows Server 2008
6 40 (15.50%) Windows 7
7 27 (10.47%) Windows Server 2003
8 21 (8.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 20 (7.75%) Unix
10 19 (7.36%) CentOS
11 17 (6.59%) Windows 10
12 12 (4.65%) Solaris
13 8 (3.10%) Windows 8
14 7 (2.71%) Scientific Linux
15 6 (2.33%) Windows 2000
16 5 (1.94%) Apple iOS
16 5 (1.94%) Mac OS
16 5 (1.94%) Windows Vista
16 5 (1.94%) Windows XP
17 4 (1.55%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (25.19%) ITIL
2 43 (16.67%) Information Security
3 40 (15.50%) SIEM
4 39 (15.12%) DevOps
4 39 (15.12%) Vulnerability Management
5 36 (13.95%) Migration
6 25 (9.69%) Security Operations
7 24 (9.30%) Problem Management
8 23 (8.91%) Change Management
9 21 (8.14%) Configuration Management
9 21 (8.14%) Incident Management
9 21 (8.14%) Kalman Filter
10 20 (7.75%) Security Management
10 20 (7.75%) Service Management
11 19 (7.36%) Root Cause Analysis
12 18 (6.98%) Identity Access Management
13 17 (6.59%) Agile Software Development
14 15 (5.81%) Service Delivery
14 15 (5.81%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 14 (5.43%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 57 (22.09%) PowerShell
2 33 (12.79%) Bash Shell
3 24 (9.30%) Python
4 19 (7.36%) SQL
5 13 (5.04%) Ruby
6 11 (4.26%) Perl
7 9 (3.49%) Java
8 7 (2.71%) VBScript
9 6 (2.33%) Shell Script
10 4 (1.55%) JavaScript
10 4 (1.55%) VB
11 3 (1.16%) C
11 3 (1.16%) PHP
12 2 (0.78%) C#
12 2 (0.78%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.39%) C++
13 1 (0.39%) JCL
13 1 (0.39%) Korn
13 1 (0.39%) REXX
Qualifications
1 28 (10.85%) Security Cleared
2 21 (8.14%) Cisco Certification
3 19 (7.36%) CISSP
3 19 (7.36%) SC Cleared
4 15 (5.81%) CISM
4 15 (5.81%) Degree
5 11 (4.26%) CCNA
6 10 (3.88%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 10 (3.88%) Microsoft Certification
7 9 (3.49%) CCSP
8 7 (2.71%) CCNP
9 5 (1.94%) CISA
9 5 (1.94%) DV Cleared
9 5 (1.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 4 (1.55%) AWS Certification
10 4 (1.55%) CCENT
10 4 (1.55%) CCSA
10 4 (1.55%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (1.55%) JNCIA
10 4 (1.55%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (12.40%) PCI DSS
2 30 (11.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 22 (8.53%) GDPR
4 15 (5.81%) SLA
5 12 (4.65%) RMADS
6 10 (3.88%) QA
7 8 (3.10%) COBIT
7 8 (3.10%) COSO
8 6 (2.33%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 2 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.39%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.39%) Disclosure Scotland
10 1 (0.39%) Government Security Classifications
10 1 (0.39%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 95 (36.82%) Active Directory
2 57 (22.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (12.79%) vSphere
4 29 (11.24%) Hyper-V
5 28 (10.85%) VMware ESXi
6 15 (5.81%) Docker
7 14 (5.43%) XenApp
8 13 (5.04%) Samba
8 13 (5.04%) Virtual Machines
9 9 (3.49%) Microsoft App-V
10 6 (2.33%) vCloud
11 5 (1.94%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 4 (1.55%) Oracle RAC
12 4 (1.55%) Virtual Servers
12 4 (1.55%) VirtualBox
12 4 (1.55%) XenDesktop
13 3 (1.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 3 (1.16%) Terminal Services
13 3 (1.16%) VMware NSX
13 3 (1.16%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 36 (13.95%) SCCM
2 26 (10.08%) Nessus
3 21 (8.14%) Ansible
4 17 (6.59%) Opscode Chef
5 13 (5.04%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 13 (5.04%) Norton AntiVirus
5 13 (5.04%) Terraform
6 12 (4.65%) WMI
7 11 (4.26%) Packer
7 11 (4.26%) Puppet
7 11 (4.26%) vCenter Server
8 9 (3.49%) SCOM
9 8 (3.10%) OSSEC
9 8 (3.10%) WSUS
10 7 (2.71%) EdgeSight
11 6 (2.33%) Single Sign-On
12 5 (1.94%) Cacti
12 5 (1.94%) Kubernetes
13 4 (1.55%) Data Guard
13 4 (1.55%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 96 (37.21%) Microsoft
2 87 (33.72%) VMware
3 51 (19.77%) Cisco
4 28 (10.85%) Qualys
5 25 (9.69%) Red Hat
6 23 (8.91%) Citrix
7 21 (8.14%) AlienVault
8 20 (7.75%) Splunk
9 19 (7.36%) SolarWinds
10 18 (6.98%) Ivanti
10 18 (6.98%) McAfee
11 17 (6.59%) Juniper
12 16 (6.20%) HP
12 16 (6.20%) Oracle
12 16 (6.20%) Symantec
13 14 (5.43%) Mitel
14 12 (4.65%) Fortinet
15 10 (3.88%) NetApp
15 10 (3.88%) ServiceNow
16 9 (3.49%) CheckPoint