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 March 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 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 426 421 443
Rank change year-on-year -5 +22  
Contract jobs citing PKI 186 224 203
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.41% 0.42% 0.38%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.29% 1.34% 1.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 135 118
Median daily rate £436 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.05% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £312 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £546 £525 £543
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -8.88% +5.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 5
Median hourly rate £45.00 £34.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.43% +32.69%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £23.55 £21.31
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.00 £41.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £34.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year +30.43% +32.69%  

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 14408 16675 16347
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 31.96% 31.12% 30.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 9314 10891 9856
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 535 564 695
Median hourly rate £22.50 £22.84 £18.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.46% +21.30%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.50 £11.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £51.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.68 £27.22 £18.83
% change year-on-year -31.36% +44.56%  

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 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PKI in the UK

PKI
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for PKI in the UK

PKI
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

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

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 March 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 +21 180 £436 -3.05% 29
London +41 65 £500 +2.04% 6
South East -30 56 £435 -3.33% 13
Hampshire +19 33 £440 +10.00% 3
North West +43 30 £368 -5.16% 4
Cheshire +35 14 £310 +4.20% 1
South West +1 11 £355 -26.42% 2
Berkshire +14 10 £350 -17.64% 1
Lancashire +27 8 £505 +18.70%
Preston - 8 £505 -
West Midlands +14 7 £425 +41.66% 4
East Midlands -5 6 £330 +22.22%
Derbyshire -5 6 £330 +22.22%
Bracknell - 6 £463 -
Derby - 6 £330 -
Wiltshire - 6 £355 -
Basingstoke +1 5 - -
City of London -6 5 £475 -7.31% 1
Surrey -23 5 £425 -15.00% 5
Southampton - 5 £450 -
Knutsford - 4 £410 - 1
West End of London - 4 £500 -
Sunbury-on-Thames - 4 £425 -
Aldershot - 4 £318 - 2
Worcestershire - 4 £250 -
Edinburgh +14 3 - - 1
Chester +14 3 £295 +20.40%
Slough +8 3 £350 -6.66%
Winchester +8 3 £450 +5.88%
Scotland 0 3 - - 1

PKI
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 March 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.

1 175 (47.43%) Active Directory
2 168 (45.53%) Security Cleared
3 148 (40.11%) Microsoft
4 146 (39.57%) Windows
5 137 (37.13%) SC Cleared
6 122 (33.06%) DNS
7 98 (26.56%) Firewall
8 91 (24.66%) VMware
9 81 (21.95%) VPN
10 66 (17.89%) Linux
11 63 (17.07%) DHCP
11 63 (17.07%) Amazon AWS
12 61 (16.53%) SCCM
12 61 (16.53%) SQL
13 58 (15.72%) LDAP
14 57 (15.45%) Oracle
14 57 (15.45%) Office 365
15 56 (15.18%) Puppet
16 54 (14.63%) SQL Server
17 51 (13.82%) Microsoft Certification
17 51 (13.82%) Microsoft Azure
17 51 (13.82%) SCOM
18 50 (13.55%) Windows Server 2012
18 50 (13.55%) Jenkins
19 49 (13.28%) Data Centre
19 49 (13.28%) PowerShell
20 48 (13.01%) Cisco
20 48 (13.01%) Unix
20 48 (13.01%) Windows Server
21 47 (12.74%) Windows Server 2008

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 40 (10.84%) Apache
2 36 (9.76%) SharePoint
3 33 (8.94%) MS Exchange
4 30 (8.13%) IIS
5 22 (5.96%) Skype for Business
6 18 (4.88%) Confluence
7 11 (2.98%) Exchange Server 2010
7 11 (2.98%) JBoss
7 11 (2.98%) nginx
7 11 (2.98%) WebLogic
8 8 (2.17%) Elasticsearch
8 8 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2013
8 8 (2.17%) Tomcat
9 6 (1.63%) SAS
9 6 (1.63%) WebSphere
10 5 (1.36%) SharePoint 2013
11 4 (1.08%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 4 (1.08%) Apache Solr
11 4 (1.08%) Mule ESB
11 4 (1.08%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 24 (6.50%) MS Excel
2 8 (2.17%) MS Office
3 2 (0.54%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 3 (0.81%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 63 (17.07%) Amazon AWS
2 57 (15.45%) Office 365
3 51 (13.82%) Microsoft Azure
4 17 (4.61%) Cloud Computing
5 16 (4.34%) Azure Active Directory
6 15 (4.07%) AWS CloudFormation
7 14 (3.79%) IaaS
8 12 (3.25%) Amazon EC2
9 11 (2.98%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 11 (2.98%) Amazon S3
10 10 (2.71%) OneDrive
11 7 (1.90%) SaaS
12 6 (1.63%) Yammer
13 5 (1.36%) Amazon SQS
14 4 (1.08%) PaaS
15 3 (0.81%) AWS Lambda
15 3 (0.81%) Route 53
15 3 (0.81%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 2 (0.54%) AWS OpsWorks
17 1 (0.27%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 122 (33.06%) DNS
2 98 (26.56%) Firewall
3 81 (21.95%) VPN
4 63 (17.07%) DHCP
5 58 (15.72%) LDAP
6 43 (11.65%) Kerberos
7 40 (10.84%) SSL
8 33 (8.94%) Internet
9 27 (7.32%) SNMP
10 25 (6.78%) Network Security
11 24 (6.50%) LAN
12 22 (5.96%) WAN
13 21 (5.69%) TCP/IP
14 19 (5.15%) X.500
15 16 (4.34%) HTTP
15 16 (4.34%) Intrusion Detection
16 15 (4.07%) BGP
16 15 (4.07%) Cisco ASA
17 14 (3.79%) Skype
18 11 (2.98%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (14.63%) SQL Server
2 33 (8.94%) PostgreSQL
3 29 (7.86%) Oracle Database
4 22 (5.96%) Hadoop
5 20 (5.42%) Oracle Database 11g
6 14 (3.79%) MongoDB
7 9 (2.44%) Oracle Database 12c
8 8 (2.17%) Amazon RDS
8 8 (2.17%) NoSQL
8 8 (2.17%) SQL Server 2008
8 8 (2.17%) SQL Server 2012
9 4 (1.08%) Big Data
9 4 (1.08%) Endeca
9 4 (1.08%) SQL Server 2014
10 3 (0.81%) MySQL
10 3 (0.81%) Redis
11 2 (0.54%) SQL Server 2005
12 1 (0.27%) DB2
12 1 (0.27%) OLTP
12 1 (0.27%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 50 (13.55%) Jenkins
2 38 (10.30%) JIRA
3 20 (5.42%) Bitbucket
4 14 (3.79%) Git (software)
5 11 (2.98%) Sonatype Nexus
6 10 (2.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 8 (2.17%) Octopus Deploy
7 8 (2.17%) TeamCity
8 5 (1.36%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (0.81%) GitLab
9 3 (0.81%) Visual Studio
10 2 (0.54%) Maven
11 1 (0.27%) Ant
General
1 33 (8.94%) Finance
2 9 (2.44%) Telecoms
3 8 (2.17%) Banking
4 4 (1.08%) Local Government
5 3 (0.81%) Electronics
5 3 (0.81%) Manufacturing
5 3 (0.81%) Marketing
6 2 (0.54%) Automotive
6 2 (0.54%) German Language
6 2 (0.54%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.54%) Multimedia
6 2 (0.54%) Publishing
6 2 (0.54%) Retail
7 1 (0.27%) Billing
7 1 (0.27%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 126 (34.15%) Architect
2 48 (13.01%) Consultant
3 38 (10.30%) Technical Architect
4 33 (8.94%) Cloud Architect
4 33 (8.94%) Infrastructure Architect
5 25 (6.78%) Active Directory Engineer
6 24 (6.50%) AWS Architect
7 22 (5.96%) Security Architect
8 20 (5.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 19 (5.15%) Analyst
9 19 (5.15%) Office 365 Architect
10 18 (4.88%) Security Specialist
11 17 (4.61%) Solutions Architect
12 16 (4.34%) Security Engineer
13 15 (4.07%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
13 15 (4.07%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
14 13 (3.52%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
14 13 (3.52%) Security Consultant
15 12 (3.25%) DevOps Engineer
16 11 (2.98%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (9.76%) Elastic Stack
2 26 (7.05%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 23 (6.23%) Web Services
4 20 (5.42%) SAML
5 14 (3.79%) .NET
6 11 (2.98%) SOAP
7 10 (2.71%) OpenID
8 9 (2.44%) OAuth
9 7 (1.90%) REST
10 6 (1.63%) MCollective
10 6 (1.63%) POSIX
10 6 (1.63%) RESTful
11 5 (1.36%) 802.1X
11 5 (1.36%) ADSI
12 4 (1.08%) Lucene
13 3 (0.81%) OAuth2
13 3 (0.81%) Software Packaging
14 2 (0.54%) ASP.NET Web API
14 2 (0.54%) CSS3
14 2 (0.54%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 49 (13.28%) Data Centre
2 38 (10.30%) Replication
3 25 (6.78%) Management Information System
4 24 (6.50%) Clustering
5 11 (2.98%) Analytical Skills
6 10 (2.71%) CESG
6 10 (2.71%) Virtual Team
7 9 (2.44%) Smartcard
8 8 (2.17%) Smart Meter
9 6 (1.63%) Computer Science
10 5 (1.36%) Linux Command Line
10 5 (1.36%) Public Cloud
11 4 (1.08%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 4 (1.08%) Enterprise Cloud
11 4 (1.08%) Hybrid Cloud
12 3 (0.81%) Client/Server
12 3 (0.81%) iPad
12 3 (0.81%) Machine to Machine
12 3 (0.81%) Security Operations Centre
13 2 (0.54%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 146 (39.57%) Windows
2 66 (17.89%) Linux
3 50 (13.55%) Windows Server 2012
4 48 (13.01%) Unix
4 48 (13.01%) Windows Server
5 47 (12.74%) Windows Server 2008
6 37 (10.03%) Windows 10
7 21 (5.69%) Windows Server 2003
8 15 (4.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 13 (3.52%) CentOS
10 10 (2.71%) AIX
11 5 (1.36%) VMS
12 4 (1.08%) SUSE
12 4 (1.08%) Windows XP
13 3 (0.81%) Apple iOS
14 2 (0.54%) Solaris
15 1 (0.27%) Android
15 1 (0.27%) Windows 2000
15 1 (0.27%) Windows 7
15 1 (0.27%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (10.57%) Migration
2 37 (10.03%) Information Security
3 35 (9.49%) Continuous Integration
4 34 (9.21%) Agile Software Development
4 34 (9.21%) DevOps
4 34 (9.21%) ITIL
5 24 (6.50%) Identity Management
5 24 (6.50%) Kalman Filter
6 23 (6.23%) TOGAF
7 22 (5.96%) SIEM
8 19 (5.15%) Email Filtering
8 19 (5.15%) Multi-Factor Authentication
9 18 (4.88%) Continuous Improvement
10 17 (4.61%) Database Security
10 17 (4.61%) Identity Access Management
11 16 (4.34%) Cybersecurity
11 16 (4.34%) Open Source
12 15 (4.07%) Configuration Management
13 14 (3.79%) Web Filtering
14 13 (3.52%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 61 (16.53%) SQL
2 49 (13.28%) PowerShell
3 37 (10.03%) C
4 35 (9.49%) Java
5 21 (5.69%) Python
6 14 (3.79%) Shell Script
7 13 (3.52%) C#
8 10 (2.71%) Bash Shell
9 6 (1.63%) JavaScript
9 6 (1.63%) Perl
9 6 (1.63%) Ruby
9 6 (1.63%) VB.NET
10 3 (0.81%) C++
11 2 (0.54%) PHP
11 2 (0.54%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.27%) JCL
Qualifications
1 168 (45.53%) Security Cleared
2 137 (37.13%) SC Cleared
3 51 (13.82%) Microsoft Certification
4 25 (6.78%) CISSP
5 24 (6.50%) MCP
6 20 (5.42%) MCTS
7 18 (4.88%) Degree
8 17 (4.61%) DV Cleared
9 13 (3.52%) Cisco Certification
10 11 (2.98%) MCSE
11 10 (2.71%) AWS Certification
11 10 (2.71%) MCITP
11 10 (2.71%) RHCE
12 7 (1.90%) CCIE
13 6 (1.63%) CISM
13 6 (1.63%) ITIL Certification
14 5 (1.36%) RHCSA
14 5 (1.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 4 (1.08%) BPSS Clearance
15 4 (1.08%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (6.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 18 (4.88%) PCI DSS
3 14 (3.79%) QA
4 5 (1.36%) SLA
5 4 (1.08%) Disclosure Scotland
5 4 (1.08%) GPG13
6 2 (0.54%) COBIT
6 2 (0.54%) FedRAMP
6 2 (0.54%) HIPAA
6 2 (0.54%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 2 (0.54%) RMADS
6 2 (0.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.27%) ISO27002
System Software
1 175 (47.43%) Active Directory
2 40 (10.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (7.59%) Docker
4 14 (3.79%) vSphere
5 13 (3.52%) Hyper-V
6 12 (3.25%) XenApp
7 9 (2.44%) Microsoft App-V
8 8 (2.17%) vCloud
9 7 (1.90%) BitLocker
10 6 (1.63%) PowerHA
11 4 (1.08%) DFS Replication
11 4 (1.08%) UAG
12 3 (0.81%) NFS
12 3 (0.81%) Terminal Services
12 3 (0.81%) XenDesktop
13 2 (0.54%) Postfix
13 2 (0.54%) ProxySG
13 2 (0.54%) Sendmail
13 2 (0.54%) XenServer
14 1 (0.27%) Squid
Systems Management
1 61 (16.53%) SCCM
2 56 (15.18%) Puppet
3 51 (13.82%) SCOM
4 39 (10.57%) Ansible
5 34 (9.21%) Microsoft Intune
6 27 (7.32%) Kubernetes
7 26 (7.05%) Packer
8 23 (6.23%) Rsyslog
9 21 (5.69%) Terraform
9 21 (5.69%) ZABBIX
10 20 (5.42%) Consul
10 20 (5.42%) yum
11 15 (4.07%) Nessus
12 12 (3.25%) Opscode Chef
13 11 (2.98%) Nagios
14 10 (2.71%) Tivoli Identity Manager
15 9 (2.44%) Forefront Identity Manager
16 8 (2.17%) CA Single Sign-On
16 8 (2.17%) Norton AntiVirus
16 8 (2.17%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 148 (40.11%) Microsoft
2 91 (24.66%) VMware
3 57 (15.45%) Oracle
4 48 (13.01%) Cisco
5 37 (10.03%) Atlassian
6 33 (8.94%) Citrix
7 30 (8.13%) Red Hat
8 28 (7.59%) CA
9 22 (5.96%) Symantec
10 20 (5.42%) AppDynamics
10 20 (5.42%) Intel Security
11 19 (5.15%) F5
12 17 (4.61%) IBM
13 13 (3.52%) Juniper
14 12 (3.25%) CheckPoint
14 12 (3.25%) HP
15 11 (2.98%) Palo Alto
16 10 (2.71%) SolarWinds
16 10 (2.71%) Thales
17 8 (2.17%) 3PAR
Bristol, Avon
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