Period
to 25 May 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 25 May 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
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 658 649 651
Rank change year-on-year -9 +2 -38
Contract jobs citing Patch Management 233 186 231
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.23% 0.21% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.27% 0.24% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 141 154
UK median daily rate £400 £403 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.62% +0.63% +6.67%
10th Percentile £150 £275 £213
90th Percentile £538 £563 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £406 £400 £394
% change year-on-year +1.56% +1.59% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 13
UK median hourly rate £41.25 £16.50 £17.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +150.00% -5.44% -22.44%
10th Percentile £16.13 £13.88 £9.00
90th Percentile £60.00 £26.13 £27.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £16.50 £17.45
% change year-on-year +150.00% -5.44% -22.44%

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 87,051 76,514 88,853
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.75% 84.64% 84.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 57,428 50,211 58,397
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £423 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +5.63% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,301 2,055 2,327
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.00% - +19.05%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.50 £11.63
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.50 £50.68
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.31 £26.00 £26.54
% change year-on-year -21.88% -2.03% +22.97%

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 25 May 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 25 May 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Patch Management in the UK

Patch Management
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 Patch Management within the UK over the 6 months to 25 May 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 +2 217 £375 -9.09% 56
UK excluding London -23 127 £406 +1.56% 28
London -6 108 £375 -14.77% 29
South East -26 35 £425 +2.10% 7
Midlands +18 29 £325 +4.84% 7
North of England -26 24 £425 +6.25% 8
North West -23 18 £425 - 4
West Midlands - 18 £330 - 5
East of England +14 17 - - 2
East Midlands +7 11 £322 +3.87% 2
Scotland -36 10 £320 -20.00% 1
South West -5 6 £488 +62.50% 3
Yorkshire -11 6 £450 +47.54% 3
Wales - 6 £488 -

For the 6 months to 25 May 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.

1 122 (52.36%) Windows
2 90 (38.63%) Microsoft
3 89 (38.20%) Active Directory
4 73 (31.33%) VMware
5 69 (29.61%) ITIL
6 61 (26.18%) VMware Infrastructure
7 59 (25.32%) Firewall
8 57 (24.46%) Linux
9 48 (20.60%) DNS
9 48 (20.60%) Windows Server
10 47 (20.17%) Cisco
11 44 (18.88%) Change Management
12 42 (18.03%) PowerShell
12 42 (18.03%) Windows Server 2008
12 42 (18.03%) SCCM
13 40 (17.17%) MS Exchange
14 39 (16.74%) Windows Server 2012
15 37 (15.88%) LAN
15 37 (15.88%) vSphere
16 36 (15.45%) DHCP
16 36 (15.45%) WAN
17 35 (15.02%) Windows 7
18 34 (14.59%) Management Information System
19 33 (14.16%) Microsoft Office
20 31 (13.30%) Service Management
20 31 (13.30%) Problem Management
21 30 (12.88%) Office 365
22 29 (12.45%) Incident Management
23 28 (12.02%) PCI DSS
24 27 (11.59%) VPN

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 40 (17.17%) MS Exchange
2 13 (5.58%) SharePoint
3 12 (5.15%) IIS
4 11 (4.72%) Exchange Server 2010
4 11 (4.72%) Skype for Business
5 9 (3.86%) Apache
6 7 (3.00%) SharePoint Server
7 5 (2.15%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (1.72%) Apache Spark
9 3 (1.29%) MQSeries
10 2 (0.86%) JBoss
10 2 (0.86%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.43%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.43%) IBM Domino
11 1 (0.43%) Jetty
11 1 (0.43%) nginx
11 1 (0.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (0.43%) WebLogic
Applications
1 33 (14.16%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.29%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.86%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (1.29%) Kondor
2 1 (0.43%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.43%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 30 (12.88%) Office 365
2 20 (8.58%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (5.58%) SaaS
4 12 (5.15%) Microsoft Azure
5 9 (3.86%) IaaS
6 7 (3.00%) Slack
7 4 (1.72%) Boomi
7 4 (1.72%) PaaS
7 4 (1.72%) SuccessFactors
8 3 (1.29%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.86%) G Suite
10 1 (0.43%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.43%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.43%) Datadog
10 1 (0.43%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.43%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.43%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 59 (25.32%) Firewall
2 48 (20.60%) DNS
3 37 (15.88%) LAN
4 36 (15.45%) DHCP
4 36 (15.45%) WAN
5 27 (11.59%) VPN
6 24 (10.30%) SAN
7 21 (9.01%) VoIP
8 15 (6.44%) Internet
9 14 (6.01%) TCP/IP
10 13 (5.58%) Cisco IOS
11 12 (5.15%) Cisco ASA
12 10 (4.29%) SSL
13 9 (3.86%) IPsec
13 9 (3.86%) Network Security
13 9 (3.86%) SMTP
13 9 (3.86%) VLAN
14 8 (3.43%) Intrusion Detection
14 8 (3.43%) SNMP
15 7 (3.00%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (6.44%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.43%) SQL Server 2005
3 6 (2.58%) Oracle Database
4 5 (2.15%) MongoDB
4 5 (2.15%) NoSQL
5 4 (1.72%) Apache Cassandra
5 4 (1.72%) Hadoop
5 4 (1.72%) Oracle Database 10g
5 4 (1.72%) Oracle Database 11g
5 4 (1.72%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (1.72%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (1.29%) Blockchain
6 3 (1.29%) Oracle Database 12c
6 3 (1.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (1.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (1.29%) Sybase ASE
7 2 (0.86%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.86%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.86%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (0.86%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 7 (3.00%) JIRA
2 5 (2.15%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.43%) ClearCase
3 1 (0.43%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.43%) JMeter
3 1 (0.43%) MSI
3 1 (0.43%) NeoLoad
General
1 25 (10.73%) Finance
2 14 (6.01%) Retail
3 12 (5.15%) Law
4 7 (3.00%) Back Office
4 7 (3.00%) Legal
5 6 (2.58%) Front Office
6 5 (2.15%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.72%) Banking
8 3 (1.29%) Military
8 3 (1.29%) Publishing
9 2 (0.86%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.86%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.43%) French Language
10 1 (0.43%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 30 (12.88%) Architect
2 28 (12.02%) Analyst
3 24 (10.30%) Support Engineer
4 21 (9.01%) Desktop Support
5 16 (6.87%) 2nd Line Support
6 15 (6.44%) Desktop Engineer
6 15 (6.44%) Technical Architect
7 14 (6.01%) Security Manager
8 13 (5.58%) Security Architect
9 12 (5.15%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 12 (5.15%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 12 (5.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 12 (5.15%) SCCM Engineer
10 11 (4.72%) Security Technical Architect
11 10 (4.29%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
11 10 (4.29%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 10 (4.29%) Network Engineer
11 10 (4.29%) Security Engineer
11 10 (4.29%) Server Engineer
11 10 (4.29%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.00%) Web Services
2 6 (2.58%) REST
3 5 (2.15%) 802.1X
3 5 (2.15%) Elastic Stack
3 5 (2.15%) SAML
4 4 (1.72%) Kafka
4 4 (1.72%) RabbitMQ
4 4 (1.72%) Ultra Messaging
5 3 (1.29%) Rendezvous
5 3 (1.29%) XML
6 2 (0.86%) .NET
7 1 (0.43%) ActiveMQ
7 1 (0.43%) HTML
7 1 (0.43%) ISPF
7 1 (0.43%) J2EE
7 1 (0.43%) LAPP Stack
7 1 (0.43%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 34 (14.59%) Management Information System
2 26 (11.16%) Data Centre
3 13 (5.58%) PKI
4 10 (4.29%) Clustering
4 10 (4.29%) CMDB
5 6 (2.58%) CLARiiON
5 6 (2.58%) Replication
6 5 (2.15%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (2.15%) Blackberry
7 4 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (1.72%) Private Cloud
8 3 (1.29%) Digital Media
8 3 (1.29%) Fat Client
8 3 (1.29%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (1.29%) Thin Client
8 3 (1.29%) VxBlock/Vblock
9 2 (0.86%) EMC VNX
9 2 (0.86%) Life Science
9 2 (0.86%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.86%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 122 (52.36%) Windows
2 57 (24.46%) Linux
3 48 (20.60%) Windows Server
4 42 (18.03%) Windows Server 2008
5 39 (16.74%) Windows Server 2012
6 35 (15.02%) Windows 7
7 24 (10.30%) Windows 10
8 22 (9.44%) Unix
9 14 (6.01%) Solaris
10 12 (5.15%) Android
11 10 (4.29%) Windows Server 2003
12 8 (3.43%) Apple iOS
13 7 (3.00%) Scientific Linux
14 6 (2.58%) Windows 8
15 4 (1.72%) Check Point GAiA
15 4 (1.72%) Mac OS
15 4 (1.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 3 (1.29%) CentOS
16 3 (1.29%) Windows Vista
17 2 (0.86%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (29.61%) ITIL
2 44 (18.88%) Change Management
3 31 (13.30%) Problem Management
3 31 (13.30%) Service Management
4 29 (12.45%) Incident Management
5 24 (10.30%) DevOps
6 22 (9.44%) Information Security
7 20 (8.58%) SIEM
7 20 (8.58%) Vulnerability Management
8 19 (8.15%) Agile Software Development
8 19 (8.15%) Service Delivery
9 16 (6.87%) ITSM
9 16 (6.87%) Migration
9 16 (6.87%) Programme Delivery
10 15 (6.44%) Kalman Filter
10 15 (6.44%) Problem-Solving
11 14 (6.01%) Capacity Planning
11 14 (6.01%) Security Architecture
12 13 (5.58%) PRINCE
12 13 (5.58%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 42 (18.03%) PowerShell
2 25 (10.73%) SQL
3 10 (4.29%) Bash Shell
3 10 (4.29%) Python
4 9 (3.86%) Perl
5 6 (2.58%) Java
6 5 (2.15%) Ruby
7 4 (1.72%) VBScript
8 3 (1.29%) C
8 3 (1.29%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.86%) C#
9 2 (0.86%) Korn
9 2 (0.86%) PL/SQL
9 2 (0.86%) VB
10 1 (0.43%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.43%) JCL
10 1 (0.43%) PHP
10 1 (0.43%) REXX
10 1 (0.43%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 27 (11.59%) Security Cleared
2 18 (7.73%) Degree
3 17 (7.30%) SC Cleared
4 16 (6.87%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (4.72%) CISSP
6 10 (4.29%) CCNP
7 9 (3.86%) CCNA
7 9 (3.86%) CISM
8 8 (3.43%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (2.58%) DV Cleared
9 6 (2.58%) Novell Certification
10 5 (2.15%) CISA
10 5 (2.15%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (2.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 4 (1.72%) CCENT
11 4 (1.72%) CCSA
11 4 (1.72%) CRISC
11 4 (1.72%) JNCIA
11 4 (1.72%) MCSE
12 3 (1.29%) (ISC)2 CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (12.02%) PCI DSS
2 19 (8.15%) GDPR
3 18 (7.73%) SLA
4 14 (6.01%) QA
5 12 (5.15%) COBIT
5 12 (5.15%) COSO
6 11 (4.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 5 (2.15%) RMADS
8 2 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.43%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 89 (38.20%) Active Directory
2 61 (26.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (15.88%) vSphere
4 22 (9.44%) Hyper-V
5 21 (9.01%) VMware ESXi
6 13 (5.58%) XenApp
7 8 (3.43%) Microsoft App-V
8 6 (2.58%) Virtual Machines
8 6 (2.58%) XenDesktop
9 5 (2.15%) Docker
9 5 (2.15%) Terminal Services
10 4 (1.72%) Oracle RAC
10 4 (1.72%) Virtual Servers
10 4 (1.72%) VirtualBox
10 4 (1.72%) XenServer
11 3 (1.29%) DFS Replication
11 3 (1.29%) VMware Server
12 2 (0.86%) Firmware
12 2 (0.86%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 1 (0.43%) Samba
Systems Management
1 42 (18.03%) SCCM
2 26 (11.16%) WSUS
3 17 (7.30%) SCOM
4 14 (6.01%) McAfee ePO
4 14 (6.01%) Nessus
5 10 (4.29%) Ansible
6 9 (3.86%) Backup Exec
6 9 (3.86%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 8 (3.43%) Norton AntiVirus
8 7 (3.00%) Microsoft Clustering
8 7 (3.00%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 7 (3.00%) Puppet
8 7 (3.00%) vCenter Server
9 6 (2.58%) Terraform
10 5 (2.15%) HP Data Protector
10 5 (2.15%) Single Sign-On
11 4 (1.72%) CA Single Sign-On
11 4 (1.72%) Cacti
11 4 (1.72%) Data Guard
11 4 (1.72%) Packer
Vendors
1 90 (38.63%) Microsoft
2 73 (31.33%) VMware
3 47 (20.17%) Cisco
4 25 (10.73%) Citrix
5 21 (9.01%) McAfee
6 18 (7.73%) HP
7 15 (6.44%) Symantec
8 14 (6.01%) CheckPoint
8 14 (6.01%) Ivanti
9 13 (5.58%) Qualys
10 11 (4.72%) Oracle
11 10 (4.29%) ServiceNow
12 9 (3.86%) Trend Micro
13 8 (3.43%) EMC
13 8 (3.43%) F5
13 8 (3.43%) Juniper
13 8 (3.43%) SolarWinds
14 7 (3.00%) New Relic
14 7 (3.00%) PagerDuty
15 6 (2.58%) Splunk