Period
to 10 December 2017

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 10 December 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.

Patch Management
UK
6 months to
10 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 619 571 620
Rank change year-on-year -48 +49 -8
Contract jobs citing Patch Management 271 315 272
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.26% 0.31% 0.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.31% 0.37% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 220 175
UK median daily rate £400 £430 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.98% +7.50% +8.47%
10th Percentile £187 £255 £225
90th Percentile £525 £575 £528
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £406 £365
% change year-on-year -21.23% +11.30% +8.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 12 10
UK median hourly rate £17.14 £14.81 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.72% -15.39% -22.22%
10th Percentile £12.24 £13.59 £13.60
90th Percentile £25.50 £20.00 £19.43
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.94 £14.81 £17.50
% change year-on-year +34.64% -15.39% -22.22%

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 86637 86215 93203
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.56% 83.97% 82.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 57868 56960 60483
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.80% +4.38%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £638 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +0.63% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2002 2336 2766
UK median hourly rate £24.02 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.08% +6.67% +15.38%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £49.33 £48.75 £47.61
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £24.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year +4.17% +2.13% +17.50%

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 10 December 2017.

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 10 December 2017.

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 10 December 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 -40 254 £400 -7.25% 34
London -21 149 £430 -4.44% 14
UK excluding London -21 122 £320 -21.23% 22
South East -12 54 £425 -0.58% 9
North of England +20 22 £425 -5.56% 8
Midlands +4 15 £235 -37.42% 1
North West -17 14 £425 -5.56% 2
Scotland +6 12 £338 +206.82% 2
East of England -11 10 £140 -50.00% 2
East Midlands -2 9 £235 -38.60%
South West +6 8 £300 -7.69%
Yorkshire +15 6 £350 +21.74% 6
West Midlands +8 6 £250 -27.95% 1
North East +64 2 £165 -42.11%
Wales - 1 £300 -

For the 6 months to 10 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Patch Management 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 Patch Management.

1 178 (65.68%) Windows
2 98 (36.16%) Active Directory
3 94 (34.69%) Microsoft
4 85 (31.37%) Linux
5 79 (29.15%) Firewall
6 78 (28.78%) VMware
7 76 (28.04%) ITIL
8 58 (21.40%) LAN
8 58 (21.40%) Windows Server
9 57 (21.03%) WAN
9 57 (21.03%) Cisco
10 56 (20.66%) PowerShell
11 53 (19.56%) Windows 7
11 53 (19.56%) Amazon AWS
12 52 (19.19%) DNS
13 46 (16.97%) DevOps
14 45 (16.61%) Windows Server 2012
15 44 (16.24%) SCCM
16 41 (15.13%) Information Security
17 40 (14.76%) VMware Infrastructure
18 39 (14.39%) TCP/IP
19 38 (14.02%) Microsoft Azure
20 37 (13.65%) Vulnerability Management
20 37 (13.65%) VPN
21 36 (13.28%) Windows Server 2003
21 36 (13.28%) SIEM
21 36 (13.28%) Windows Server 2008
22 35 (12.92%) Citrix
22 35 (12.92%) Finance
23 34 (12.55%) Security Cleared

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 20 (7.38%) MS Exchange
2 12 (4.43%) Elasticsearch
3 10 (3.69%) IIS
4 9 (3.32%) Tomcat
5 7 (2.58%) JBoss
5 7 (2.58%) nginx
5 7 (2.58%) WebSphere
6 6 (2.21%) Apache
7 5 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2003
7 5 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (1.85%) Skype for Business
8 4 (1.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 4 (1.48%) Confluence
8 4 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2000
8 4 (1.48%) Jetty
8 4 (1.48%) SharePoint
9 3 (1.11%) IBM Domino
9 3 (1.11%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.37%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 16 (5.90%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.48%) CINEMA 4D
2 4 (1.48%) Vectorworks
Cloud Services
1 53 (19.56%) Amazon AWS
2 38 (14.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (6.64%) Office 365
4 15 (5.54%) Cloud Computing
5 10 (3.69%) IaaS
6 6 (2.21%) Cloudflare
6 6 (2.21%) PaaS
7 5 (1.85%) GitHub
8 4 (1.48%) Google Cloud Platform
8 4 (1.48%) Slack
8 4 (1.48%) Trello
9 2 (0.74%) Mimecast
9 2 (0.74%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.37%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.37%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.37%) IBM Cloud
10 1 (0.37%) iTunes
10 1 (0.37%) SaaS
10 1 (0.37%) SoftLayer
10 1 (0.37%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 79 (29.15%) Firewall
2 58 (21.40%) LAN
3 57 (21.03%) WAN
4 52 (19.19%) DNS
5 39 (14.39%) TCP/IP
6 37 (13.65%) VPN
7 31 (11.44%) DHCP
8 28 (10.33%) VoIP
9 20 (7.38%) SAN
10 13 (4.80%) Internet
10 13 (4.80%) LDAP
11 12 (4.43%) VLAN
12 11 (4.06%) Intrusion Detection
13 9 (3.32%) Cisco ASA
13 9 (3.32%) NetScaler
13 9 (3.32%) Network Security
14 8 (2.95%) Skype
15 5 (1.85%) MPLS
15 5 (1.85%) SSL
16 4 (1.48%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (4.80%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.21%) Redis
3 5 (1.85%) MySQL
3 5 (1.85%) Oracle Database
3 5 (1.85%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (1.85%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (1.85%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (1.48%) NoSQL
5 3 (1.11%) MongoDB
5 3 (1.11%) Oracle Database 12c
5 3 (1.11%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.74%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (0.74%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.37%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.37%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.37%) Oracle Exadata
7 1 (0.37%) Oracle9i Database
7 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (3.32%) Visual Studio
2 6 (2.21%) Jenkins
3 4 (1.48%) MSI
4 3 (1.11%) Wise Package Studio
5 1 (0.37%) AppScan
5 1 (0.37%) Artifactory
5 1 (0.37%) Burp Suite
5 1 (0.37%) ClearCase
5 1 (0.37%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.37%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.37%) GitLab
5 1 (0.37%) Gradle
5 1 (0.37%) gulp
5 1 (0.37%) InstallShield
5 1 (0.37%) JMeter
5 1 (0.37%) NeoLoad
5 1 (0.37%) Paros
5 1 (0.37%) Selenium
5 1 (0.37%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.37%) WebScarab
General
1 35 (12.92%) Finance
2 15 (5.54%) Telecoms
3 10 (3.69%) Legal
4 9 (3.32%) Banking
5 5 (1.85%) Billing
5 5 (1.85%) Marketing
6 4 (1.48%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.48%) Publishing
6 4 (1.48%) Retail
7 3 (1.11%) Advertising
7 3 (1.11%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.74%) Electronics
8 2 (0.74%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.74%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.37%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.37%) Law
9 1 (0.37%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 39 (14.39%) Analyst
2 34 (12.55%) Administrator
3 28 (10.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 22 (8.12%) Consultant
4 22 (8.12%) Windows Engineer
5 20 (7.38%) Linux Engineer
5 20 (7.38%) Support Engineer
6 19 (7.01%) Systems Administrator
7 18 (6.64%) DevOps Engineer
7 18 (6.64%) Security Analyst
7 18 (6.64%) Security Engineer
8 16 (5.90%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 16 (5.90%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 15 (5.54%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 15 (5.54%) Cisco Engineer
10 14 (5.17%) 3rd Line Support
11 13 (4.80%) Linux Administrator
12 12 (4.43%) Desktop Support
12 12 (4.43%) Operations Engineer
12 12 (4.43%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (5.17%) Elastic Stack
2 9 (3.32%) Web Services
3 7 (2.58%) IBM Integration Bus
3 7 (2.58%) WebSphere MQ
4 6 (2.21%) .NET
5 4 (1.48%) Servlets
6 3 (1.11%) ActiveMQ
6 3 (1.11%) HTML
6 3 (1.11%) J2EE
6 3 (1.11%) LAPP Stack
6 3 (1.11%) LEMP Stack
6 3 (1.11%) Software Packaging
7 2 (0.74%) CSS
7 2 (0.74%) XML
8 1 (0.37%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.37%) CGI
8 1 (0.37%) jQuery
8 1 (0.37%) Middleware
8 1 (0.37%) Spring
8 1 (0.37%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 31 (11.44%) Management Information System
2 29 (10.70%) Data Centre
3 20 (7.38%) Replication
4 18 (6.64%) Clustering
5 14 (5.17%) Analytical Skills
6 10 (3.69%) Cyber Attack
7 7 (2.58%) Computer Science
8 6 (2.21%) PKI
9 5 (1.85%) Public Cloud
9 5 (1.85%) Security Operations Centre
10 4 (1.48%) Blackberry
10 4 (1.48%) Fat Client
10 4 (1.48%) Hybrid Cloud
10 4 (1.48%) Thin Client
11 3 (1.11%) Private Cloud
11 3 (1.11%) Raspberry Pi
11 3 (1.11%) Smartphone
11 3 (1.11%) SWIFT
11 3 (1.11%) Wiki
12 2 (0.74%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 178 (65.68%) Windows
2 85 (31.37%) Linux
3 58 (21.40%) Windows Server
4 53 (19.56%) Windows 7
5 45 (16.61%) Windows Server 2012
6 36 (13.28%) Windows Server 2003
6 36 (13.28%) Windows Server 2008
7 25 (9.23%) Unix
8 22 (8.12%) CentOS
8 22 (8.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 14 (5.17%) Windows 10
10 7 (2.58%) Windows XP
11 6 (2.21%) Solaris
11 6 (2.21%) Ubuntu
11 6 (2.21%) Windows 2000
11 6 (2.21%) Windows 2000 Server
11 6 (2.21%) Windows 8
12 4 (1.48%) Mac OS X
13 3 (1.11%) SUSE
14 2 (0.74%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (28.04%) ITIL
2 46 (16.97%) DevOps
3 41 (15.13%) Information Security
4 37 (13.65%) Vulnerability Management
5 36 (13.28%) SIEM
6 30 (11.07%) Migration
7 28 (10.33%) Cybersecurity
8 27 (9.96%) Configuration Management
9 25 (9.23%) Change Management
10 24 (8.86%) Security Patching
11 23 (8.49%) Kalman Filter
11 23 (8.49%) Security Operations
12 22 (8.12%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 21 (7.75%) Change Control
13 21 (7.75%) Root Cause Analysis
13 21 (7.75%) Security Management
14 16 (5.90%) Incident Management
14 16 (5.90%) Service Management
15 15 (5.54%) Network Monitoring
15 15 (5.54%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 56 (20.66%) PowerShell
2 29 (10.70%) Bash Shell
3 25 (9.23%) Python
4 24 (8.86%) SQL
5 15 (5.54%) Ruby
6 12 (4.43%) VBScript
7 11 (4.06%) Perl
7 11 (4.06%) Shell Script
8 9 (3.32%) VB
9 8 (2.95%) Java
10 5 (1.85%) REXX
10 5 (1.85%) Tcl
11 4 (1.48%) JavaScript
12 3 (1.11%) PHP
13 2 (0.74%) C#
14 1 (0.37%) C
14 1 (0.37%) C++
14 1 (0.37%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.37%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 34 (12.55%) Security Cleared
2 26 (9.59%) CISSP
3 21 (7.75%) SC Cleared
4 18 (6.64%) Degree
5 15 (5.54%) Microsoft Certification
6 14 (5.17%) Cisco Certification
7 12 (4.43%) CISM
7 12 (4.43%) SANS
8 9 (3.32%) SSCP
9 8 (2.95%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 8 (2.95%) CCSP
10 7 (2.58%) MCSE
11 6 (2.21%) CCNA
11 6 (2.21%) Computer Science Degree
11 6 (2.21%) DV Cleared
12 4 (1.48%) AWS Certification
12 4 (1.48%) CLAS
12 4 (1.48%) MCP
13 3 (1.11%) CCNP
13 3 (1.11%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (10.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (5.17%) PCI DSS
3 10 (3.69%) SLA
4 8 (2.95%) GDPR
5 7 (2.58%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 7 (2.58%) RMADS
6 2 (0.74%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.74%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 2 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 2 (0.74%) QA
7 1 (0.37%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.37%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 98 (36.16%) Active Directory
2 40 (14.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (10.70%) Hyper-V
4 26 (9.59%) VMware ESXi
5 15 (5.54%) vSphere
6 13 (4.80%) Docker
6 13 (4.80%) Samba
6 13 (4.80%) XenApp
7 10 (3.69%) Virtual Machines
8 8 (2.95%) Microsoft App-V
9 6 (2.21%) vCloud
10 4 (1.48%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 4 (1.48%) XenDesktop
11 3 (1.11%) Virtual Servers
11 3 (1.11%) VMware NSX
12 2 (0.74%) DFS Replication
12 2 (0.74%) Oracle RAC
13 1 (0.37%) Sendmail
13 1 (0.37%) Veritas File System
13 1 (0.37%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 44 (16.24%) SCCM
2 23 (8.49%) Nessus
3 18 (6.64%) Ansible
4 17 (6.27%) Opscode Chef
5 14 (5.17%) Puppet
6 12 (4.43%) Terraform
6 12 (4.43%) WMI
7 11 (4.06%) QRadar
7 11 (4.06%) WSUS
8 10 (3.69%) Packer
9 8 (2.95%) Nexpose
9 8 (2.95%) Nmap
9 8 (2.95%) Norton AntiVirus
10 7 (2.58%) NetBackup
10 7 (2.58%) Network Intrusion Detection System
10 7 (2.58%) SCOM
10 7 (2.58%) vCenter Server
11 5 (1.85%) EdgeSight
11 5 (1.85%) Kibana
11 5 (1.85%) logstash
Vendors
1 94 (34.69%) Microsoft
2 78 (28.78%) VMware
3 57 (21.03%) Cisco
4 35 (12.92%) Citrix
5 30 (11.07%) Splunk
6 27 (9.96%) Qualys
7 25 (9.23%) McAfee
7 25 (9.23%) Red Hat
8 24 (8.86%) AlienVault
9 23 (8.49%) SolarWinds
10 20 (7.38%) HP
11 19 (7.01%) Juniper
12 17 (6.27%) Intel
13 15 (5.54%) ServiceNow
14 14 (5.17%) Oracle
15 13 (4.80%) Fortinet
15 13 (4.80%) Mitel
16 12 (4.43%) Apple
17 11 (4.06%) IBM
17 11 (4.06%) Symantec