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 27 June 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
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 442 359 396
Rank change year-on-year -83 +37  
Contract jobs citing PKI 168 321 264
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.36% 0.59% 0.48%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.07% 1.79% 1.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 189 142
Median daily rate £475 £483 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.55% +33.10%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £439 £475 £370
% change year-on-year -7.63% +28.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 4
Median hourly rate £50.00 £32.04 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +56.06% +58.71%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £32.04 £20.19
% change year-on-year +56.06% +58.71%  

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 15648 17974 17487
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 33.21% 33.29% 31.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 10156 11793 11016
Median daily rate £450 £425 £422
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +0.73%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 490 595 619
Median hourly rate £22.50 £23.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.17% +21.05%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.26 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £18.88
% change year-on-year +8.69% +21.82%  

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 27 June 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 27 June 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 -82 154 £475 -5.00% 30
London +10 81 £478 -4.50% 9
South East -64 23 £475 - 6
North West -15 19 £280 -34.31% 2
Cheshire +34 17 £280 -27.27%
South West -3 13 £475 +13.63% 2
Scotland +6 11 £440 +10.69% 2
City of London -3 11 £538 +10.25% 4
Berkshire +25 10 £540 +13.68% 4
Hampshire -13 8 £450 -5.26%
Glasgow +11 7 £429 -14.15%
East of England +1 7 £475 -20.83% 5
Warrington +22 6 £284 -27.24%
Reading +20 6 £540 +20.00% 2
West Midlands +19 5 £400 -11.11% 5
Somerset 0 5 - -
Hertfordshire -1 5 £475 +26.66%
Yeovil - 5 - -
Yorkshire +32 4 £475 -7.31% 1
Chester +19 4 £280 +47.36%
Birmingham +13 4 £400 -9.85% 3
Edinburgh +12 4 £525 +30.84% 1
Wiltshire +3 4 £450 +38.46% 1
Corsham - 4 £450 -
Leeds +20 3 £475 - 1
West Yorkshire +18 3 £475 - 1
Hemel Hempstead +9 3 £475 +26.66%
Bristol -12 3 £513 -6.81% 1
Buckinghamshire -13 3 £437 -
Knutsford - 3 - -

For the 6 months to 27 June 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.

1 139 (39.71%) Security Cleared
2 129 (36.86%) Windows
3 127 (36.29%) Active Directory
4 107 (30.57%) SC Cleared
5 104 (29.71%) Microsoft
6 87 (24.86%) Firewall
7 74 (21.14%) Linux
8 68 (19.43%) DNS
8 68 (19.43%) VMware
9 66 (18.86%) SSL
10 60 (17.14%) VPN
11 55 (15.71%) SQL
11 55 (15.71%) Finance
12 54 (15.43%) Unix
13 51 (14.57%) Amazon AWS
14 50 (14.29%) Windows Server
15 46 (13.14%) Cisco
16 43 (12.29%) Agile Software Development
16 43 (12.29%) Office 365
17 42 (12.00%) Citrix
17 42 (12.00%) Java
18 40 (11.43%) Oracle
19 39 (11.14%) DHCP
19 39 (11.14%) PowerShell
19 39 (11.14%) SCCM
20 38 (10.86%) Data Centre
21 37 (10.57%) Information Security
22 36 (10.29%) Puppet
23 35 (10.00%) SCOM
24 34 (9.71%) MS Exchange

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 (9.71%) MS Exchange
2 29 (8.29%) SharePoint
3 21 (6.00%) Apache
3 21 (6.00%) IIS
4 19 (5.43%) Skype for Business
5 15 (4.29%) JBoss
5 15 (4.29%) SAS
6 12 (3.43%) Exchange Server 2010
6 12 (3.43%) WebSphere
7 11 (3.14%) Exchange Server 2013
8 8 (2.29%) MQSeries
8 8 (2.29%) SharePoint Server
8 8 (2.29%) Tomcat
9 7 (2.00%) CICS
9 7 (2.00%) Confluence
10 5 (1.43%) WebLogic
11 4 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2003
12 3 (0.86%) ArcGIS
12 3 (0.86%) IBM Notes
12 3 (0.86%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 12 (3.43%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (2.57%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (2.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.57%) HipChat
4 2 (0.57%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.29%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 51 (14.57%) Amazon AWS
2 43 (12.29%) Office 365
3 24 (6.86%) Microsoft Azure
4 22 (6.29%) IaaS
5 17 (4.86%) SaaS
6 11 (3.14%) PaaS
7 10 (2.86%) AWS CloudFormation
8 8 (2.29%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 8 (2.29%) Amazon EC2
8 8 (2.29%) Amazon S3
9 5 (1.43%) AWS Lambda
9 5 (1.43%) Route 53
9 5 (1.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 4 (1.14%) Azure Active Directory
10 4 (1.14%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (0.57%) AWS OpsWorks
11 2 (0.57%) OneDrive
12 1 (0.29%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 87 (24.86%) Firewall
2 68 (19.43%) DNS
3 66 (18.86%) SSL
4 60 (17.14%) VPN
5 39 (11.14%) DHCP
6 28 (8.00%) TCP/IP
7 27 (7.71%) SSH
8 26 (7.43%) Network Security
9 24 (6.86%) HTTP
9 24 (6.86%) Internet
10 22 (6.29%) LAN
10 22 (6.29%) SNMP
11 21 (6.00%) Kerberos
12 20 (5.71%) IPsec
12 20 (5.71%) LDAP
13 16 (4.57%) WAN
14 14 (4.00%) Cisco ASA
14 14 (4.00%) SAN
15 12 (3.43%) Remote Desktop
16 10 (2.86%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (9.71%) SQL Server
2 19 (5.43%) PostgreSQL
3 17 (4.86%) Oracle Database
4 9 (2.57%) Hadoop
4 9 (2.57%) Oracle Database 12c
5 8 (2.29%) DB2
5 8 (2.29%) Oracle Database 11g
5 8 (2.29%) Relational Database
6 7 (2.00%) MySQL
6 7 (2.00%) RDBMS
7 6 (1.71%) Big Data
8 5 (1.43%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (1.43%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (0.86%) Amazon RDS
9 3 (0.86%) MongoDB
9 3 (0.86%) NoSQL
10 2 (0.57%) Redis
10 2 (0.57%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (0.57%) SQL Server 2014
11 1 (0.29%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 28 (8.00%) Jenkins
2 16 (4.57%) Bitbucket
2 16 (4.57%) Git (software)
3 15 (4.29%) JIRA
4 9 (2.57%) Maven
5 8 (2.29%) Subversion
6 7 (2.00%) Sonatype Nexus
7 5 (1.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 5 (1.43%) GitLab
7 5 (1.43%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (1.43%) Xcode
8 3 (0.86%) Octopus Deploy
8 3 (0.86%) TeamCity
9 2 (0.57%) Ant
10 1 (0.29%) FishEye
General
1 55 (15.71%) Finance
2 16 (4.57%) Banking
3 11 (3.14%) Telecoms
4 9 (2.57%) Financial Institution
5 8 (2.29%) Local Government
6 4 (1.14%) Legal
7 2 (0.57%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.57%) Marketing
7 2 (0.57%) Multimedia
7 2 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.29%) Billing
8 1 (0.29%) Electronics
8 1 (0.29%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.29%) Retail
Job Titles
1 90 (25.71%) Architect
2 48 (13.71%) Consultant
3 25 (7.14%) Security Architect
4 21 (6.00%) Technical Architect
5 19 (5.43%) AWS Architect
5 19 (5.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 18 (5.14%) Security Engineer
7 17 (4.86%) Administrator
8 16 (4.57%) Cloud Architect
8 16 (4.57%) Developer
9 15 (4.29%) Infrastructure Architect
10 14 (4.00%) Network Engineer
11 13 (3.71%) Analyst
12 12 (3.43%) Security Consultant
12 12 (3.43%) Systems Administrator
13 10 (2.86%) DevOps Engineer
13 10 (2.86%) Security Specialist
14 9 (2.57%) Designer
14 9 (2.57%) Lead Architect
14 9 (2.57%) Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (7.71%) Web Services
2 20 (5.71%) SAML
3 16 (4.57%) Middleware
3 16 (4.57%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 14 (4.00%) OAuth
5 12 (3.43%) RESTful
6 10 (2.86%) OpenID
7 9 (2.57%) 802.1X
7 9 (2.57%) Elastic Stack
7 9 (2.57%) JSON
8 7 (2.00%) .NET
8 7 (2.00%) ISPF
8 7 (2.00%) REST
8 7 (2.00%) SOAP
8 7 (2.00%) XML
9 6 (1.71%) Java EE
9 6 (1.71%) Node.js
9 6 (1.71%) OAuth2
10 5 (1.43%) Core Animation
10 5 (1.43%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 38 (10.86%) Data Centre
2 21 (6.00%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (5.71%) Management Information System
4 17 (4.86%) Computer Science
5 12 (3.43%) Clustering
6 11 (3.14%) Mainframe
6 11 (3.14%) Replication
7 9 (2.57%) CESG
7 9 (2.57%) Linux Command Line
7 9 (2.57%) Smart Meter
8 7 (2.00%) Smartcard
9 6 (1.71%) Public Cloud
9 6 (1.71%) User Experience
10 5 (1.43%) Animation
10 5 (1.43%) Blackberry
10 5 (1.43%) Hybrid Cloud
10 5 (1.43%) Virtual Team
10 5 (1.43%) YubiKey
11 3 (0.86%) DataPower
11 3 (0.86%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 129 (36.86%) Windows
2 74 (21.14%) Linux
3 54 (15.43%) Unix
4 50 (14.29%) Windows Server
5 32 (9.14%) Windows Server 2012
6 29 (8.29%) Windows 10
7 28 (8.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 22 (6.29%) Windows Server 2003
9 21 (6.00%) CentOS
10 14 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 10 (2.86%) AIX
12 8 (2.29%) Apple iOS
13 7 (2.00%) zOS
14 6 (1.71%) Windows 2000 Server
15 5 (1.43%) Solaris
16 4 (1.14%) SUSE
17 1 (0.29%) Android
17 1 (0.29%) Debian
17 1 (0.29%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (12.29%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (10.57%) Information Security
3 34 (9.71%) DevOps
4 33 (9.43%) Migration
5 31 (8.86%) ITIL
6 29 (8.29%) Cryptography
7 28 (8.00%) Continuous Integration
8 24 (6.86%) Continuous Improvement
9 18 (5.14%) SIEM
9 18 (5.14%) TDD
9 18 (5.14%) TOGAF
10 17 (4.86%) Multi-Factor Authentication
11 16 (4.57%) Cybersecurity
11 16 (4.57%) Identity Access Management
11 16 (4.57%) Network Design
11 16 (4.57%) Open Source
11 16 (4.57%) Security Management
12 15 (4.29%) Configuration Management
12 15 (4.29%) Test Automation
12 15 (4.29%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 55 (15.71%) SQL
2 42 (12.00%) Java
3 39 (11.14%) PowerShell
4 25 (7.14%) Shell Script
5 21 (6.00%) Python
6 17 (4.86%) C
7 11 (3.14%) JCL
7 11 (3.14%) Ruby
8 9 (2.57%) Perl
9 7 (2.00%) Assembly Language
9 7 (2.00%) CLIST
9 7 (2.00%) REXX
10 6 (1.71%) Bash Shell
10 6 (1.71%) VB.NET
11 5 (1.43%) Apple Swift
11 5 (1.43%) Objective-C
12 4 (1.14%) C#
12 4 (1.14%) C++
12 4 (1.14%) JavaScript
12 4 (1.14%) PHP
Qualifications
1 139 (39.71%) Security Cleared
2 107 (30.57%) SC Cleared
3 29 (8.29%) Microsoft Certification
4 25 (7.14%) Degree
5 22 (6.29%) CISSP
6 21 (6.00%) DV Cleared
7 18 (5.14%) RHCE
8 16 (4.57%) Cisco Certification
9 13 (3.71%) RHCSA
10 12 (3.43%) MCSE
11 10 (2.86%) Computer Science Degree
12 8 (2.29%) BPSS Clearance
13 7 (2.00%) CCIE
13 7 (2.00%) CCNA
13 7 (2.00%) ITIL Certification
13 7 (2.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 6 (1.71%) VCP6
15 5 (1.43%) JNCIA
15 5 (1.43%) JNCIS
15 5 (1.43%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (5.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (4.29%) PCI DSS
3 10 (2.86%) QA
4 6 (1.71%) GDPR
4 6 (1.71%) SLA
5 5 (1.43%) COBIT
6 4 (1.14%) GPG13
7 2 (0.57%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.57%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 2 (0.57%) RMADS
7 2 (0.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.29%) COSO
8 1 (0.29%) ISAE 3402
8 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.29%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 127 (36.29%) Active Directory
2 28 (8.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (5.14%) Docker
4 16 (4.57%) vSphere
5 13 (3.71%) XenApp
6 8 (2.29%) BitLocker
7 7 (2.00%) Job Entry Subsystem
7 7 (2.00%) RACF
7 7 (2.00%) Time Sharing Option
7 7 (2.00%) Virtual Machines
8 6 (1.71%) DFS Replication
8 6 (1.71%) vCloud
9 5 (1.43%) Hyper-V
10 4 (1.14%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 4 (1.14%) Microsoft App-V
10 4 (1.14%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (1.14%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.57%) NFS
11 2 (0.57%) Terminal Services
11 2 (0.57%) UAG
Systems Management
1 39 (11.14%) SCCM
2 36 (10.29%) Puppet
3 35 (10.00%) SCOM
4 18 (5.14%) Ansible
5 17 (4.86%) Kubernetes
6 15 (4.29%) vCenter Server
7 14 (4.00%) Microsoft Intune
8 13 (3.71%) Opscode Chef
8 13 (3.71%) Rsyslog
9 8 (2.29%) Consul
9 8 (2.29%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 8 (2.29%) Packer
9 8 (2.29%) Terraform
9 8 (2.29%) yum
9 8 (2.29%) ZABBIX
10 7 (2.00%) zSecure
11 6 (1.71%) Cobbler
11 6 (1.71%) Nessus
11 6 (1.71%) WSUS
12 5 (1.43%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 104 (29.71%) Microsoft
2 68 (19.43%) VMware
3 46 (13.14%) Cisco
4 42 (12.00%) Citrix
5 40 (11.43%) Oracle
6 34 (9.71%) Red Hat
7 26 (7.43%) CA
8 21 (6.00%) Atlassian
9 19 (5.43%) IBM
9 19 (5.43%) Juniper
10 17 (4.86%) HP
11 16 (4.57%) McAfee
12 12 (3.43%) F5
12 12 (3.43%) Qualys
13 11 (3.14%) Palo Alto
13 11 (3.14%) Thales
14 9 (2.57%) 3PAR
14 9 (2.57%) SolarWinds
14 9 (2.57%) Symantec
15 8 (2.29%) Sybase
Leeds, West Yorkshire
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Rate: From £475 to £525 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Wiltshire
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Posted: 4 days ago
UK
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Posted: 3 days ago
Norfolk
Sanderson
Rate: £500.00 - £575.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
North West
Rullion
Posted: 4 days ago
Kidlington, Oxfordshire
Thames Valley Police
Rate: £59,726 fixed term contract for 12 Months + excellent benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
City of London
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £500 - £625 per day
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