The table below looks at the prevalence of the term PKI in contract job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited PKI over the 3 months to 28 May 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

Public-Key Infrastructure (PKI)
UK
3 months to
28 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 444 338 396
Rank change year-on-year -106 +58  
Contract jobs citing PKI 151 370 278
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.34% 0.68% 0.50%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.02% 2.05% 1.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 219 153
Median daily rate £475 £483 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.55% +34.96%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £322 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £564 £575 £519
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £460 £373
% change year-on-year -7.65% +23.49%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 5
Median hourly rate £50.00 £26.29 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +90.20% +30.23%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £26.29 £20.19
% change year-on-year +90.20% +30.23%  

PKI is in the generic IT skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 14754 18027 17655
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 32.95% 33.05% 31.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 9563 11799 10920
Median daily rate £450 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.40%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £643 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 459 563 682
Median hourly rate £27.00 £23.00 £18.47
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.39% +24.52%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.33 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £23.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year +30.08% +24.32%  

PKI
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing PKI as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Job vacancy trend for PKI in the UK

PKI
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for PKI in the UK

PKI
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PKI over the 3 months to 28 May 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PKI in the UK

PKI
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for PKI in the UK

PKI
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PKI within the UK over the 3 months to 28 May 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -86 147 £475 -3.06% 39
London +29 75 £490 -2.00% 15
South East -59 34 £463 -2.52% 7
North West -6 22 £295 -30.79% 3
Cheshire +42 19 £295 -22.36% 1
Berkshire +22 14 £540 +20.00% 1
Hampshire -11 12 £450 +9.09% 2
City of London -2 9 £475 -7.31% 3
South West +9 7 £513 -6.81% 3
Chester +20 6 £288 +51.31%
Reading +8 6 £540 +20.00% 1
Basingstoke -4 6 £463 +15.62%
Bracknell +12 5 £463 -
Surrey -42 5 £425 -15.00% 2
Somerset -2 4 - -
Knutsford - 4 - - 1
Yeovil - 4 - -
Warrington +28 3 £325 -16.66%
Bristol 0 3 £513 -8.88%
Scotland -5 3 - -
East of England -5 3 £450 -25.00% 1
Uxbridge - 3 - -
Sunbury-on-Thames - 3 £425 -
Stockley Park - 3 - -
West Midlands +17 2 £425 +6.25% 8
Norfolk +2 2 £475 -20.83%
Glasgow -1 2 - -
Norwich -2 2 £475 -20.83%
Buckinghamshire -4 2 £437 -
East Midlands -7 2 - - 1

For the 6 months to 28 May 2017, IT contractor jobs citing PKI 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 PKI.

1 133 (40.18%) Security Cleared
2 128 (38.67%) Windows
3 126 (38.07%) Active Directory
4 117 (35.35%) SC Cleared
5 99 (29.91%) Microsoft
6 84 (25.38%) Firewall
7 74 (22.36%) DNS
8 71 (21.45%) Linux
9 66 (19.94%) VMware
10 62 (18.73%) SQL
11 58 (17.52%) VPN
12 54 (16.31%) SSL
12 54 (16.31%) Windows Server
13 52 (15.71%) DHCP
13 52 (15.71%) SCCM
14 50 (15.11%) Unix
14 50 (15.11%) Office 365
15 47 (14.20%) SCOM
16 46 (13.90%) Amazon AWS
16 46 (13.90%) SQL Server
17 45 (13.60%) Finance
18 42 (12.69%) Java
19 41 (12.39%) Cisco
19 41 (12.39%) Agile Software Development
20 40 (12.08%) Oracle
21 39 (11.78%) Citrix
21 39 (11.78%) PowerShell
21 39 (11.78%) Windows Server 2012
22 38 (11.48%) Puppet
23 35 (10.57%) Migration

PKI
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 34 (10.27%) MS Exchange
2 29 (8.76%) SharePoint
3 26 (7.85%) IIS
4 21 (6.34%) Apache
5 16 (4.83%) Skype for Business
6 15 (4.53%) JBoss
7 12 (3.63%) Exchange Server 2010
7 12 (3.63%) WebSphere
8 11 (3.32%) Exchange Server 2013
9 8 (2.42%) SAS
10 7 (2.11%) Confluence
10 7 (2.11%) SharePoint Server
10 7 (2.11%) Tomcat
11 5 (1.51%) WebLogic
12 4 (1.21%) nginx
12 4 (1.21%) SharePoint 2013
13 3 (0.91%) ArcGIS
13 3 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2003
13 3 (0.91%) MQSeries
13 3 (0.91%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 4 (1.21%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (1.21%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.60%) HipChat
2 2 (0.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.30%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.30%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 50 (15.11%) Office 365
2 46 (13.90%) Amazon AWS
3 26 (7.85%) Microsoft Azure
4 21 (6.34%) IaaS
5 14 (4.23%) SaaS
6 10 (3.02%) AWS CloudFormation
7 8 (2.42%) PaaS
8 7 (2.11%) Amazon EC2
8 7 (2.11%) Azure Active Directory
9 6 (1.81%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 6 (1.81%) Amazon S3
10 4 (1.21%) Cloud Computing
11 3 (0.91%) AWS Lambda
11 3 (0.91%) Route 53
11 3 (0.91%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 2 (0.60%) AWS OpsWorks
12 2 (0.60%) OneDrive
13 1 (0.30%) Google Cloud Platform
13 1 (0.30%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 84 (25.38%) Firewall
2 74 (22.36%) DNS
3 58 (17.52%) VPN
4 54 (16.31%) SSL
5 52 (15.71%) DHCP
6 29 (8.76%) Internet
7 26 (7.85%) TCP/IP
8 25 (7.55%) HTTP
8 25 (7.55%) Network Security
9 23 (6.95%) LDAP
10 20 (6.04%) SSH
11 19 (5.74%) SNMP
12 16 (4.83%) LAN
13 15 (4.53%) Kerberos
14 13 (3.93%) IPsec
14 13 (3.93%) WAN
15 11 (3.32%) DMZ
16 10 (3.02%) Reverse Proxy
17 8 (2.42%) Cisco ASA
17 8 (2.42%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (13.90%) SQL Server
2 20 (6.04%) PostgreSQL
3 18 (5.44%) Oracle Database
4 10 (3.02%) Hadoop
5 9 (2.72%) Oracle Database 11g
5 9 (2.72%) Oracle Database 12c
6 7 (2.11%) MySQL
6 7 (2.11%) RDBMS
6 7 (2.11%) Relational Database
6 7 (2.11%) SQL Server 2008
6 7 (2.11%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (1.21%) Big Data
7 4 (1.21%) SQL Server 2014
8 3 (0.91%) Amazon RDS
8 3 (0.91%) MongoDB
8 3 (0.91%) NoSQL
9 2 (0.60%) DB2
9 2 (0.60%) Redis
9 2 (0.60%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (0.30%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 28 (8.46%) Jenkins
2 17 (5.14%) Bitbucket
2 17 (5.14%) Git (software)
3 16 (4.83%) JIRA
4 8 (2.42%) Maven
4 8 (2.42%) Subversion
5 5 (1.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 5 (1.51%) Sonatype Nexus
5 5 (1.51%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (1.51%) Xcode
6 3 (0.91%) GitLab
6 3 (0.91%) Octopus Deploy
6 3 (0.91%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.60%) Ant
General
1 45 (13.60%) Finance
2 13 (3.93%) Banking
3 11 (3.32%) Telecoms
4 9 (2.72%) Financial Institution
5 7 (2.11%) Local Government
6 2 (0.60%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.60%) Legal
6 2 (0.60%) Marketing
6 2 (0.60%) Multimedia
6 2 (0.60%) Publishing
7 1 (0.30%) Automotive
7 1 (0.30%) Billing
7 1 (0.30%) Electronics
7 1 (0.30%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.30%) Retail
Job Titles
1 96 (29.00%) Architect
2 48 (14.50%) Consultant
3 29 (8.76%) Technical Architect
4 21 (6.34%) Security Architect
5 19 (5.74%) AWS Architect
5 19 (5.74%) Infrastructure Architect
6 18 (5.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 16 (4.83%) Security Engineer
8 15 (4.53%) Cloud Architect
8 15 (4.53%) Developer
9 14 (4.23%) Office 365 Architect
10 12 (3.63%) Security Consultant
11 11 (3.32%) Analyst
12 10 (3.02%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
12 10 (3.02%) Security Specialist
12 10 (3.02%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
13 9 (2.72%) DevOps Engineer
13 9 (2.72%) Network Engineer
13 9 (2.72%) Network Specialist
14 8 (2.42%) Service Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (8.16%) Web Services
2 19 (5.74%) SAML
3 17 (5.14%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 15 (4.53%) OAuth
5 12 (3.63%) Elastic Stack
5 12 (3.63%) RESTful
6 11 (3.32%) Middleware
6 11 (3.32%) OpenID
7 9 (2.72%) JSON
8 8 (2.42%) REST
8 8 (2.42%) SOAP
9 7 (2.11%) XML
10 6 (1.81%) .NET
10 6 (1.81%) Java EE
10 6 (1.81%) Node.js
10 6 (1.81%) OAuth2
11 5 (1.51%) 802.1X
11 5 (1.51%) Cocoa Touch
11 5 (1.51%) Core Animation
11 5 (1.51%) Core Data
Miscellaneous
1 35 (10.57%) Data Centre
2 20 (6.04%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (5.74%) Management Information System
4 16 (4.83%) Clustering
5 13 (3.93%) CESG
5 13 (3.93%) Computer Science
6 11 (3.32%) Replication
7 10 (3.02%) Linux Command Line
8 9 (2.72%) Smart Meter
9 7 (2.11%) Virtual Team
10 6 (1.81%) Mainframe
10 6 (1.81%) Smartcard
10 6 (1.81%) User Experience
11 5 (1.51%) Animation
11 5 (1.51%) Blackberry
11 5 (1.51%) Enterprise Cloud
11 5 (1.51%) YubiKey
12 4 (1.21%) CESG CLAS
12 4 (1.21%) Private Cloud
13 3 (0.91%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 128 (38.67%) Windows
2 71 (21.45%) Linux
3 54 (16.31%) Windows Server
4 50 (15.11%) Unix
5 39 (11.78%) Windows Server 2012
6 34 (10.27%) Windows Server 2008
7 32 (9.67%) Windows 10
8 20 (6.04%) Windows Server 2003
9 15 (4.53%) CentOS
10 12 (3.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 10 (3.02%) AIX
12 8 (2.42%) Apple iOS
13 6 (1.81%) Solaris
14 4 (1.21%) SUSE
15 2 (0.60%) zOS
16 1 (0.30%) Android
16 1 (0.30%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (12.39%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (10.57%) DevOps
2 35 (10.57%) Migration
3 33 (9.97%) Information Security
4 31 (9.37%) ITIL
5 29 (8.76%) Continuous Integration
5 29 (8.76%) Cryptography
6 20 (6.04%) Continuous Improvement
6 20 (6.04%) TOGAF
7 19 (5.74%) Open Source
8 17 (5.14%) Identity Access Management
8 17 (5.14%) Multi-Factor Authentication
8 17 (5.14%) SIEM
8 17 (5.14%) TDD
9 16 (4.83%) Configuration Management
10 15 (4.53%) Network Design
11 14 (4.23%) Test Automation
12 13 (3.93%) Identity Management
13 12 (3.63%) ITIL V3
13 12 (3.63%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 62 (18.73%) SQL
2 42 (12.69%) Java
3 39 (11.78%) PowerShell
4 26 (7.85%) C
5 22 (6.65%) Python
6 21 (6.34%) Shell Script
7 9 (2.72%) Ruby
8 8 (2.42%) Bash Shell
9 6 (1.81%) JCL
9 6 (1.81%) VB.NET
10 5 (1.51%) Apple Swift
10 5 (1.51%) Objective-C
11 4 (1.21%) C++
11 4 (1.21%) JavaScript
11 4 (1.21%) PHP
12 3 (0.91%) C#
12 3 (0.91%) Perl
13 2 (0.60%) Assembly Language
13 2 (0.60%) C-shell
13 2 (0.60%) REXX
Qualifications
1 133 (40.18%) Security Cleared
2 117 (35.35%) SC Cleared
3 25 (7.55%) Microsoft Certification
4 24 (7.25%) CISSP
4 24 (7.25%) Degree
5 16 (4.83%) RHCE
6 13 (3.93%) Cisco Certification
6 13 (3.93%) MCSE
7 12 (3.63%) DV Cleared
8 11 (3.32%) RHCSA
9 9 (2.72%) Computer Science Degree
10 8 (2.42%) CISM
11 7 (2.11%) ITIL Certification
11 7 (2.11%) MCITP
11 7 (2.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 6 (1.81%) BPSS Clearance
12 6 (1.81%) CCIE
12 6 (1.81%) CCNA
12 6 (1.81%) VCP6
13 5 (1.51%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (5.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 17 (5.14%) PCI DSS
2 9 (2.72%) QA
3 6 (1.81%) GDPR
3 6 (1.81%) SLA
4 5 (1.51%) COBIT
5 4 (1.21%) GPG13
5 4 (1.21%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 4 (1.21%) RMADS
6 3 (0.91%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (0.91%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.30%) COSO
7 1 (0.30%) ISAE 3402
7 1 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27002
7 1 (0.30%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 126 (38.07%) Active Directory
2 30 (9.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (5.74%) Docker
4 18 (5.44%) vSphere
5 12 (3.63%) XenApp
6 8 (2.42%) BitLocker
6 8 (2.42%) vCloud
7 6 (1.81%) DFS Replication
8 4 (1.21%) Terminal Services
8 4 (1.21%) UAG
8 4 (1.21%) XenDesktop
9 3 (0.91%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 3 (0.91%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (0.91%) NFS
10 2 (0.60%) Hyper-V
10 2 (0.60%) Job Entry Subsystem
10 2 (0.60%) ProxySG
10 2 (0.60%) RACF
10 2 (0.60%) Time Sharing Option
10 2 (0.60%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 52 (15.71%) SCCM
2 47 (14.20%) SCOM
3 38 (11.48%) Puppet
4 23 (6.95%) Microsoft Intune
5 18 (5.44%) Ansible
5 18 (5.44%) Kubernetes
6 15 (4.53%) vCenter Server
7 12 (3.63%) Rsyslog
8 11 (3.32%) Opscode Chef
9 9 (2.72%) Consul
9 9 (2.72%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 9 (2.72%) Packer
9 9 (2.72%) Terraform
9 9 (2.72%) yum
9 9 (2.72%) ZABBIX
10 8 (2.42%) Nessus
11 6 (1.81%) Cobbler
11 6 (1.81%) vRealize
12 5 (1.51%) CA Single Sign-On
12 5 (1.51%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 99 (29.91%) Microsoft
2 66 (19.94%) VMware
3 41 (12.39%) Cisco
4 40 (12.08%) Oracle
5 39 (11.78%) Citrix
6 26 (7.85%) Red Hat
7 22 (6.65%) Atlassian
8 20 (6.04%) CA
9 17 (5.14%) Juniper
10 16 (4.83%) McAfee
11 15 (4.53%) IBM
12 14 (4.23%) F5
12 14 (4.23%) Qualys
13 12 (3.63%) HP
13 12 (3.63%) Palo Alto
14 11 (3.32%) Thales
15 10 (3.02%) 3PAR
16 9 (2.72%) AppDynamics
16 9 (2.72%) Symantec
17 6 (1.81%) ArcSight
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