Period
to 16 November 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 16 November 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
16 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 577 634 599
Rank change year-on-year +57 -35 +51
Contract jobs citing Patch Management 330 262 321
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.32% 0.25% 0.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.37% 0.30% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 216 157 222
UK median daily rate £375 £400 £448
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% -10.61% +11.88%
10th Percentile £181 £188 £223
90th Percentile £509 £525 £571
UK excluding London median daily rate £376 £320 £420
% change year-on-year +17.50% -23.81% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 17 14
UK median hourly rate £21.25 £17.14 £14.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.02% +15.27% -15.06%
10th Percentile £16.78 £12.24 £13.76
90th Percentile £25.13 £25.50 £22.28
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £19.94 £14.87
% change year-on-year -17.24% +34.12% -10.65%

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 89,743 88,240 90,478
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.35% 85.75% 85.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 59,341 58,663 59,661
UK median daily rate £460 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £300 £277 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,330 2,123 2,493
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £23.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.38% +4.44% +2.27%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.75 £49.75 £48.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.20 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -11.67% +6.67% -

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 16 November 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
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 16 November 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 +19 306 £375 -6.25% 73
UK excluding London +60 205 £376 +17.50% 52
London -17 120 £365 -16.09% 23
South East +23 72 £388 -6.06% 5
Midlands +27 55 £360 +53.19% 11
North of England -6 44 £375 +7.14% 20
West Midlands +16 36 £360 +84.62% 7
North West -12 28 £344 -1.79% 12
East Midlands +8 16 £350 +48.94% 4
Yorkshire 0 16 £500 +15.94% 8
Scotland -1 16 £355 +16.39% 1
East of England +14 13 £345 - 10
Wales -18 2 £313 +4.17% 1
South West -26 2 £269 +78.74% 4
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 16 November 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.

1 174 (52.73%) Windows
2 129 (39.09%) Microsoft
3 115 (34.85%) Active Directory
4 106 (32.12%) SCCM
5 104 (31.52%) VMware
6 84 (25.45%) PowerShell
7 83 (25.15%) Linux
8 80 (24.24%) Windows Server
9 67 (20.30%) VMware Infrastructure
10 64 (19.39%) DNS
10 64 (19.39%) Firewall
11 62 (18.79%) Windows 10
12 56 (16.97%) Windows 7
13 53 (16.06%) Citrix
14 51 (15.45%) Windows Server 2008
14 51 (15.45%) Cybersecurity
15 49 (14.85%) Office 365
15 49 (14.85%) Cisco
16 47 (14.24%) ITIL
16 47 (14.24%) Microsoft Azure
17 46 (13.94%) Degree
17 46 (13.94%) WSUS
17 46 (13.94%) SQL
17 46 (13.94%) Microsoft Office
17 46 (13.94%) MS Exchange
17 46 (13.94%) Information Security
18 45 (13.64%) Finance
18 45 (13.64%) DHCP
19 44 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
20 43 (13.03%) LAN

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 46 (13.94%) MS Exchange
2 22 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 13 (3.94%) IIS
3 13 (3.94%) SharePoint
4 12 (3.64%) Apache
4 12 (3.64%) OpenStack
4 12 (3.64%) Skype for Business
5 10 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2013
6 7 (2.12%) Exchange Server 2007
6 7 (2.12%) Tomcat
7 6 (1.82%) nginx
8 5 (1.52%) SharePoint Server
9 3 (0.91%) Office Communications Server
10 2 (0.61%) JBoss
11 1 (0.30%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.30%) MQSeries
11 1 (0.30%) WebSphere
Applications
1 46 (13.94%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (5.45%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (3.03%) MS Visio
4 6 (1.82%) CINEMA 4D
5 4 (1.21%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.61%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 49 (14.85%) Office 365
2 47 (14.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 33 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
4 21 (6.36%) Mimecast
5 9 (2.73%) IaaS
5 9 (2.73%) SaaS
6 5 (1.52%) Azure Active Directory
7 4 (1.21%) OpenShift
8 3 (0.91%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 3 (0.91%) Datadog
8 3 (0.91%) Dynamics 365
8 3 (0.91%) Slack
9 2 (0.61%) G Suite
9 2 (0.61%) IBM Cloud
10 1 (0.30%) Boomi
10 1 (0.30%) GitHub
10 1 (0.30%) iTunes
10 1 (0.30%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 64 (19.39%) DNS
1 64 (19.39%) Firewall
2 45 (13.64%) DHCP
3 43 (13.03%) LAN
4 42 (12.73%) WAN
5 41 (12.42%) VPN
6 32 (9.70%) SAN
7 26 (7.88%) TCP/IP
8 24 (7.27%) Wireless
9 17 (5.15%) Internet
10 16 (4.85%) VoIP
11 15 (4.55%) SNMP
11 15 (4.55%) Structured Cabling
12 13 (3.94%) 802.11
12 13 (3.94%) Cisco IOS
12 13 (3.94%) HTTP
12 13 (3.94%) Intrusion Detection
13 12 (3.64%) NAS
13 12 (3.64%) Network Security
13 12 (3.64%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (9.70%) SQL Server
2 14 (4.24%) SQL Server 2005
3 8 (2.42%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (1.82%) SQL Server 2016
5 5 (1.52%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (1.52%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (0.61%) Big Data
6 2 (0.61%) Blockchain
6 2 (0.61%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.61%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.30%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.30%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.30%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.30%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (0.30%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.30%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.30%) SAP BW
7 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 14 (4.24%) Metasploit
2 12 (3.64%) Burp Suite
3 11 (3.33%) Jenkins
4 10 (3.03%) MSI
5 6 (1.82%) Artifactory
5 6 (1.82%) Git (software)
5 6 (1.82%) GitLab
6 5 (1.52%) AdminStudio
7 4 (1.21%) InstallShield
8 2 (0.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (0.61%) JMeter
8 2 (0.61%) NeoLoad
8 2 (0.61%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.30%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.30%) JIRA
9 1 (0.30%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (0.30%) Sonatype Nexus
9 1 (0.30%) Subversion
9 1 (0.30%) Travis CI
9 1 (0.30%) Vagrant
General
1 45 (13.64%) Finance
2 19 (5.76%) Retail
3 15 (4.55%) Banking
4 7 (2.12%) Legal
5 6 (1.82%) Law
6 5 (1.52%) Retail Banking
7 4 (1.21%) Military
8 3 (0.91%) German Language
8 3 (0.91%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.61%) Front Office
9 2 (0.61%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.30%) Advertising
10 1 (0.30%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.30%) French Language
10 1 (0.30%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.30%) Marketing
10 1 (0.30%) Publishing
10 1 (0.30%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 85 (25.76%) Analyst
2 37 (11.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 30 (9.09%) Security Analyst
4 29 (8.79%) Support Analyst
5 25 (7.58%) IT Analyst
6 23 (6.97%) SCCM Engineer
6 23 (6.97%) Security Engineer
7 20 (6.06%) Consultant
8 19 (5.76%) VMware Engineer
9 18 (5.45%) Administrator
9 18 (5.45%) Cybersecurity Analyst
10 16 (4.85%) Support Engineer
11 15 (4.55%) IT Support
11 15 (4.55%) Server Engineer
12 14 (4.24%) Architect
12 14 (4.24%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 14 (4.24%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
13 13 (3.94%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 13 (3.94%) IT Support Analyst
13 13 (3.94%) SCCM Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (4.24%) 802.1X
2 10 (3.03%) LDAP
2 10 (3.03%) Middleware
3 6 (1.82%) SAML
3 6 (1.82%) Web Services
4 5 (1.52%) LAPP Stack
5 3 (0.91%) .NET
5 3 (0.91%) WSH
6 2 (0.61%) POSIX
6 2 (0.61%) Software Packaging
6 2 (0.61%) Spring
7 1 (0.30%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.30%) CSS
7 1 (0.30%) Elastic Stack
7 1 (0.30%) HTML
7 1 (0.30%) Java EE
7 1 (0.30%) Velocity
7 1 (0.30%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 32 (9.70%) Data Centre
1 32 (9.70%) Management Information System
2 30 (9.09%) Computer Science
3 24 (7.27%) Clustering
3 24 (7.27%) Self-Motivation
4 16 (4.85%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (3.94%) PKI
6 12 (3.64%) Cyberthreat
6 12 (3.64%) SCADA
7 11 (3.33%) Mobile App
8 10 (3.03%) Blackberry
8 10 (3.03%) CLARiiON
8 10 (3.03%) Security Operations Centre
8 10 (3.03%) Wiki
9 7 (2.12%) VxBlock/Vblock
10 6 (1.82%) FMCG
10 6 (1.82%) Linux Command Line
11 5 (1.52%) CMDB
11 5 (1.52%) Fat Client
11 5 (1.52%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 174 (52.73%) Windows
2 83 (25.15%) Linux
3 80 (24.24%) Windows Server
4 62 (18.79%) Windows 10
5 56 (16.97%) Windows 7
6 51 (15.45%) Windows Server 2008
7 44 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
8 42 (12.73%) Windows Server 2003
9 32 (9.70%) Unix
10 23 (6.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 21 (6.36%) Solaris
12 14 (4.24%) Android
13 12 (3.64%) Kali Linux
14 10 (3.03%) Mac OS X
15 5 (1.52%) Apple iOS
15 5 (1.52%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 3 (0.91%) Windows 8
16 3 (0.91%) Windows Phone
17 2 (0.61%) CentOS
17 2 (0.61%) Check Point GAiA
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (15.45%) Cybersecurity
2 47 (14.24%) ITIL
3 46 (13.94%) Information Security
4 38 (11.52%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 35 (10.61%) Penetration Testing
6 32 (9.70%) Server Management
7 28 (8.48%) Vulnerability Management
8 27 (8.18%) Kalman Filter
9 26 (7.88%) Application Packaging
9 26 (7.88%) Security Operations
10 25 (7.58%) Change Management
11 24 (7.27%) Agile Software Development
11 24 (7.27%) Threat Intelligence
12 23 (6.97%) Disaster Recovery
12 23 (6.97%) Root Cause Analysis
13 22 (6.67%) Vulnerability Scanning
14 21 (6.36%) Migration
14 21 (6.36%) Service Delivery
15 20 (6.06%) Incident Management
15 20 (6.06%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 84 (25.45%) PowerShell
2 46 (13.94%) SQL
3 22 (6.67%) Bash Shell
3 22 (6.67%) Python
4 19 (5.76%) Java
5 16 (4.85%) Ruby
6 15 (4.55%) C#
7 14 (4.24%) VBScript
8 13 (3.94%) C
9 12 (3.64%) Lua
10 10 (3.03%) Shell Script
11 5 (1.52%) Perl
12 3 (0.91%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.61%) Bourne shell
13 2 (0.61%) Korn
14 1 (0.30%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.30%) VB
Qualifications
1 46 (13.94%) Degree
2 43 (13.03%) Security Cleared
3 29 (8.79%) Microsoft Certification
4 23 (6.97%) CISSP
5 21 (6.36%) CISA
6 20 (6.06%) DV Cleared
7 19 (5.76%) SC Cleared
8 18 (5.45%) CEH
9 17 (5.15%) Computer Science Degree
9 17 (5.15%) GIAC
10 16 (4.85%) CompTIA Security+
10 16 (4.85%) MCSE
11 14 (4.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 12 (3.64%) OSCE
13 11 (3.33%) MCSA
13 11 (3.33%) MCTS
14 9 (2.73%) MCP
15 8 (2.42%) Cisco Certification
15 8 (2.42%) Novell Certification
16 7 (2.12%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (5.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (3.33%) GDPR
2 11 (3.33%) SLA
3 7 (2.12%) QA
4 6 (1.82%) PCI DSS
5 4 (1.21%) COBIT
5 4 (1.21%) COSO
6 3 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 2 (0.61%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.61%) ISO 22301
7 2 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 2 (0.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 115 (34.85%) Active Directory
2 67 (20.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (11.82%) vSphere
4 32 (9.70%) Hyper-V
5 22 (6.67%) XenApp
6 20 (6.06%) Virtual Machines
6 20 (6.06%) VMware ESXi
7 18 (5.45%) Microsoft App-V
8 12 (3.64%) VMware Server
9 9 (2.73%) XenDesktop
10 8 (2.42%) Firmware
10 8 (2.42%) XenServer
11 7 (2.12%) vCloud
12 6 (1.82%) Docker
12 6 (1.82%) Virtual Servers
13 4 (1.21%) BitLocker
13 4 (1.21%) KVM
13 4 (1.21%) RHEV
13 4 (1.21%) Samba
13 4 (1.21%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 106 (32.12%) SCCM
2 46 (13.94%) WSUS
3 29 (8.79%) SCOM
4 20 (6.06%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 20 (6.06%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 18 (5.45%) McAfee ePO
6 17 (5.15%) Nessus
7 15 (4.55%) Backup Exec
7 15 (4.55%) Single Sign-On
8 14 (4.24%) Nmap
8 14 (4.24%) Puppet
9 13 (3.94%) vCenter Server
10 12 (3.64%) Ansible
10 12 (3.64%) Microsoft Clustering
11 11 (3.33%) Microsoft Intune
12 10 (3.03%) Jamf Pro
12 10 (3.03%) Red Hat Satellite
13 8 (2.42%) SCVMM
14 7 (2.12%) BladeLogic
14 7 (2.12%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 129 (39.09%) Microsoft
2 104 (31.52%) VMware
3 53 (16.06%) Citrix
4 49 (14.85%) Cisco
5 38 (11.52%) McAfee
6 29 (8.79%) HP
7 21 (6.36%) Red Hat
7 21 (6.36%) Sophos
8 16 (4.85%) Proofpoint
8 16 (4.85%) Veritas
9 15 (4.55%) CheckPoint
9 15 (4.55%) Ivanti
9 15 (4.55%) Oracle
10 14 (4.24%) EMC
11 12 (3.64%) BMC
11 12 (3.64%) SolarWinds
11 12 (3.64%) Veeam
12 11 (3.33%) IBM
13 10 (3.03%) Shavlik
14 9 (2.73%) Palo Alto