Period
to 16 August 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 August 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 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 645 639 634
Rank change year-on-year -6 -5 +34
Contract jobs citing Patch Management 247 225 280
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.24% 0.24% 0.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.28% 0.27% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 146 185
UK median daily rate £333 £383 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.07% -4.38% +2.56%
10th Percentile £150 £250 £217
90th Percentile £500 £538 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £388
% change year-on-year +7.14% -9.68% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 13 12
UK median hourly rate £26.00 £17.38 £17.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +49.64% -0.43% -22.44%
10th Percentile £17.00 £12.24 £10.75
90th Percentile £60.00 £28.40 £27.33
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £17.38 £17.45
% change year-on-year +137.41% -0.43% -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 88,210 81,843 92,507
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.23% 85.54% 84.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,214 53,662 61,020
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,373 2,071 2,299
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £24.49 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.23% +4.19% +8.47%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.41 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.25 £48.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £24.75 £24.00
% change year-on-year -19.19% +3.13% +9.94%

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 August 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 16 August 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 16 August 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 -28 231 £335 -10.67% 63
UK excluding London -16 146 £375 +7.14% 45
London +5 101 £280 -34.12% 21
South East -6 51 £375 +11.94% 9
North of England -9 35 £413 +17.86% 13
Midlands +14 32 £330 +10.00% 10
North West -16 27 £400 +23.08% 6
West Midlands -8 18 £330 - 5
East Midlands +5 14 £425 +41.58% 5
Scotland -44 12 £285 -28.75% 2
East of England -8 9 £400 -19.19% 8
Yorkshire -6 8 £500 +42.86% 4
South West -16 5 £500 +66.67% 2
Wales -15 2 £313 +4.17% 1

For the 6 months to 16 August 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.

1 148 (59.92%) Windows
2 110 (44.53%) Microsoft
3 95 (38.46%) Active Directory
4 77 (31.17%) VMware
5 69 (27.94%) SCCM
6 65 (26.32%) ITIL
7 63 (25.51%) DNS
8 62 (25.10%) Windows Server
9 61 (24.70%) Linux
10 59 (23.89%) VMware Infrastructure
11 52 (21.05%) Windows 7
12 51 (20.65%) PowerShell
13 49 (19.84%) Microsoft Office
13 49 (19.84%) Windows 10
14 48 (19.43%) MS Exchange
15 47 (19.03%) Firewall
16 45 (18.22%) Cisco
16 45 (18.22%) WSUS
17 42 (17.00%) Windows Server 2008
17 42 (17.00%) DHCP
18 40 (16.19%) Office 365
19 39 (15.79%) Windows Server 2012
19 39 (15.79%) Change Management
20 37 (14.98%) LAN
21 35 (14.17%) WAN
22 34 (13.77%) vSphere
23 32 (12.96%) SQL
23 32 (12.96%) Citrix
24 31 (12.55%) SQL Server
25 30 (12.15%) SAN

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 48 (19.43%) MS Exchange
2 16 (6.48%) Exchange Server 2010
3 15 (6.07%) SharePoint
4 13 (5.26%) Apache
5 12 (4.86%) IIS
6 9 (3.64%) SharePoint Server
6 9 (3.64%) Skype for Business
7 4 (1.62%) Tomcat
8 3 (1.21%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (1.21%) nginx
9 2 (0.81%) JBoss
10 1 (0.40%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.40%) IBM Domino
10 1 (0.40%) MQSeries
Applications
1 49 (19.84%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (4.45%) MS Visio
3 9 (3.64%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (1.62%) CINEMA 4D
4 4 (1.62%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.81%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 40 (16.19%) Office 365
2 16 (6.48%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
4 12 (4.86%) SaaS
5 9 (3.64%) Mimecast
5 9 (3.64%) Slack
6 7 (2.83%) IaaS
7 3 (1.21%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 3 (1.21%) Datadog
8 2 (0.81%) Boomi
8 2 (0.81%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (0.81%) G Suite
8 2 (0.81%) SuccessFactors
9 1 (0.40%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.40%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.40%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 63 (25.51%) DNS
2 47 (19.03%) Firewall
3 42 (17.00%) DHCP
4 37 (14.98%) LAN
5 35 (14.17%) WAN
6 30 (12.15%) SAN
7 26 (10.53%) VPN
8 19 (7.69%) TCP/IP
9 13 (5.26%) Cisco IOS
9 13 (5.26%) Network Security
9 13 (5.26%) VoIP
10 12 (4.86%) NAS
11 11 (4.45%) Internet
11 11 (4.45%) Remote Desktop
12 10 (4.05%) FCoE
12 10 (4.05%) VLAN
12 10 (4.05%) Wireless
13 9 (3.64%) Cisco Firepower
13 9 (3.64%) SSL
14 8 (3.24%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (12.55%) SQL Server
2 14 (5.67%) SQL Server 2005
3 8 (3.24%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (2.83%) SQL Server 2016
5 5 (2.02%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (2.02%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (1.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (1.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (1.21%) Blockchain
8 2 (0.81%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.81%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.81%) SQL Server 2014
9 1 (0.40%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.40%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.40%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.40%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.40%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (0.40%) Oracle Database 12c
9 1 (0.40%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.40%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (3.24%) MSI
2 7 (2.83%) Jenkins
2 7 (2.83%) JIRA
3 3 (1.21%) Artifactory
3 3 (1.21%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.21%) GitLab
4 2 (0.81%) AdminStudio
4 2 (0.81%) InstallShield
5 1 (0.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.40%) JMeter
5 1 (0.40%) NeoLoad
5 1 (0.40%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.40%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 30 (12.15%) Finance
2 9 (3.64%) Law
2 9 (3.64%) Retail
3 6 (2.43%) Legal
4 5 (2.02%) Banking
4 5 (2.02%) Military
5 4 (1.62%) Front Office
6 3 (1.21%) German Language
7 2 (0.81%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.81%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.81%) Publishing
8 1 (0.40%) Advertising
8 1 (0.40%) Back Office
8 1 (0.40%) French Language
8 1 (0.40%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.40%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 62 (25.10%) Analyst
2 28 (11.34%) Support Engineer
3 23 (9.31%) Desktop Support
4 20 (8.10%) Support Analyst
5 19 (7.69%) Architect
5 19 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 17 (6.88%) 2nd Line Support
6 17 (6.88%) IT Support
7 16 (6.48%) Network Engineer
7 16 (6.48%) Security Analyst
8 15 (6.07%) IT Analyst
9 14 (5.67%) Consultant
9 14 (5.67%) Security Engineer
10 12 (4.86%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 12 (4.86%) Desktop Engineer
11 11 (4.45%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 11 (4.45%) IT Support Analyst
12 10 (4.05%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 10 (4.05%) Infrastructure Support
12 10 (4.05%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.83%) LDAP
2 6 (2.43%) REST
3 5 (2.02%) Web Services
4 4 (1.62%) SAML
5 3 (1.21%) 802.1X
5 3 (1.21%) Middleware
5 3 (1.21%) WSH
6 2 (0.81%) LAPP Stack
6 2 (0.81%) POSIX
6 2 (0.81%) Software Packaging
7 1 (0.40%) .NET
7 1 (0.40%) CSS
7 1 (0.40%) Elastic Stack
7 1 (0.40%) HTML
7 1 (0.40%) Java EE
7 1 (0.40%) Kafka
7 1 (0.40%) RabbitMQ
7 1 (0.40%) Spring
7 1 (0.40%) Ultra Messaging
7 1 (0.40%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 29 (11.74%) Management Information System
2 17 (6.88%) Data Centre
3 14 (5.67%) Clustering
3 14 (5.67%) Self-Motivation
4 12 (4.86%) PKI
5 10 (4.05%) CLARiiON
5 10 (4.05%) CMDB
6 9 (3.64%) Computer Science
7 6 (2.43%) Fat Client
7 6 (2.43%) Thin Client
8 4 (1.62%) Blackberry
8 4 (1.62%) Enterprise Storage
8 4 (1.62%) Linux Command Line
8 4 (1.62%) LPAR
9 3 (1.21%) Replication
9 3 (1.21%) Smartphone
9 3 (1.21%) VxBlock/Vblock
10 2 (0.81%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.81%) EPoS
10 2 (0.81%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 148 (59.92%) Windows
2 62 (25.10%) Windows Server
3 61 (24.70%) Linux
4 52 (21.05%) Windows 7
5 49 (19.84%) Windows 10
6 42 (17.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 39 (15.79%) Windows Server 2012
8 24 (9.72%) Unix
9 22 (8.91%) Windows Server 2003
10 19 (7.69%) Solaris
11 17 (6.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 13 (5.26%) Android
13 7 (2.83%) Apple iOS
14 5 (2.02%) Mac OS X
14 5 (2.02%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 3 (1.21%) Windows 8
16 2 (0.81%) Check Point GAiA
16 2 (0.81%) Windows 2000
16 2 (0.81%) Windows Phone
17 1 (0.40%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (26.32%) ITIL
2 39 (15.79%) Change Management
3 25 (10.12%) Incident Management
4 23 (9.31%) Problem Management
4 23 (9.31%) Service Management
5 21 (8.50%) Cybersecurity
5 21 (8.50%) Information Security
6 19 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 18 (7.29%) Problem-Solving
7 18 (7.29%) Root Cause Analysis
8 16 (6.48%) DevOps
9 15 (6.07%) Agile Software Development
9 15 (6.07%) Disaster Recovery
9 15 (6.07%) ITSM
9 15 (6.07%) Kalman Filter
9 15 (6.07%) Proactive Monitoring
10 14 (5.67%) Server Management
11 13 (5.26%) Security Management
11 13 (5.26%) Service Delivery
12 12 (4.86%) Programme Delivery
Programming Languages
1 51 (20.65%) PowerShell
2 32 (12.96%) SQL
3 13 (5.26%) VBScript
4 8 (3.24%) Shell Script
5 7 (2.83%) Python
6 6 (2.43%) Bash Shell
6 6 (2.43%) Perl
7 5 (2.02%) Java
8 4 (1.62%) C#
9 3 (1.21%) C
9 3 (1.21%) Ruby
9 3 (1.21%) T-SQL
10 2 (0.81%) Bourne shell
10 2 (0.81%) Korn
10 2 (0.81%) VB
11 1 (0.40%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 28 (11.34%) Degree
1 28 (11.34%) Security Cleared
2 17 (6.88%) Microsoft Certification
3 16 (6.48%) SC Cleared
4 13 (5.26%) CISSP
5 12 (4.86%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (4.05%) CISA
6 10 (4.05%) DV Cleared
7 9 (3.64%) CCNP
7 9 (3.64%) CEH
7 9 (3.64%) CompTIA Security+
7 9 (3.64%) MCSE
8 8 (3.24%) Computer Science Degree
8 8 (3.24%) GIAC
8 8 (3.24%) Novell Certification
8 8 (3.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 7 (2.83%) CCNA
9 7 (2.83%) RHCE
10 6 (2.43%) MCSA
11 5 (2.02%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.86%) SLA
2 11 (4.45%) PCI DSS
3 9 (3.64%) GDPR
3 9 (3.64%) QA
4 8 (3.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (2.83%) COBIT
5 7 (2.83%) COSO
6 3 (1.21%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 2 (0.81%) ISO 22301
8 1 (0.40%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 95 (38.46%) Active Directory
2 59 (23.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (13.77%) vSphere
4 22 (8.91%) Hyper-V
5 21 (8.50%) VMware ESXi
6 17 (6.88%) Microsoft App-V
7 15 (6.07%) XenApp
8 11 (4.45%) Virtual Machines
9 7 (2.83%) Firmware
9 7 (2.83%) VMware Server
9 7 (2.83%) XenDesktop
10 5 (2.02%) Virtual Servers
11 4 (1.62%) BitLocker
11 4 (1.62%) Docker
11 4 (1.62%) KVM
11 4 (1.62%) RHEV
11 4 (1.62%) Sendmail
11 4 (1.62%) Terminal Services
11 4 (1.62%) Veritas File System
11 4 (1.62%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 69 (27.94%) SCCM
2 45 (18.22%) WSUS
3 20 (8.10%) SCOM
4 18 (7.29%) McAfee ePO
5 12 (4.86%) Backup Exec
5 12 (4.86%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 11 (4.45%) Puppet
7 10 (4.05%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 10 (4.05%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 9 (3.64%) Ansible
8 9 (3.64%) Microsoft Clustering
9 7 (2.83%) BladeLogic
10 6 (2.43%) HP Data Protector
10 6 (2.43%) Jamf Pro
11 5 (2.02%) HP SIM
11 5 (2.02%) Norton AntiVirus
11 5 (2.02%) Red Hat Satellite
11 5 (2.02%) Tivoli
12 4 (1.62%) OpenView
12 4 (1.62%) yum
Vendors
1 110 (44.53%) Microsoft
2 77 (31.17%) VMware
3 45 (18.22%) Cisco
4 32 (12.96%) Citrix
5 25 (10.12%) HP
6 24 (9.72%) McAfee
7 15 (6.07%) Red Hat
8 14 (5.67%) CheckPoint
9 13 (5.26%) BMC
9 13 (5.26%) Ivanti
10 12 (4.86%) Symantec
11 11 (4.45%) EMC
11 11 (4.45%) F5
12 10 (4.05%) Dell
12 10 (4.05%) IBM
12 10 (4.05%) Sophos
13 9 (3.64%) New Relic
13 9 (3.64%) PagerDuty
13 9 (3.64%) Veritas
14 8 (3.24%) Veeam