Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Server Patching skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Server Patching over the 6 months to 22 November 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.

Server Patching
UK
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 807 869 878
Rank change year-on-year +62 +9 -32
Contract jobs citing Server Patching 77 30 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.075% 0.028% 0.023%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.088% 0.034% 0.028%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 16 12
UK median daily rate £400 £325 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.08% -23.53% +54.55%
10th Percentile £258 £256 £208
90th Percentile £488 £419 £468
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +19.23% - +32.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 0 2
UK median hourly rate £12.00 - £24.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.00 - £13.00

Server Patching 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 87155 88463 92228
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.47% 83.90% 81.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 58071 58482 59737
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.91% +3.25%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £631 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2066 2352 2726
UK median hourly rate £23.63 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.56% +6.67% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.25 £11.33
90th Percentile £49.88 £48.75 £47.61
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £24.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year -2.04% +3.16% +18.75%

Server Patching
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Server Patching as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Server Patching in the UK

Server Patching
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Server Patching in the UK

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Server Patching over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Server Patching in the UK

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Server Patching in the UK

Server Patching
Top 12 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Server Patching within the UK over the 6 months to 22 November 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 +58 73 £400 +23.08% 3
UK excluding London +74 60 £388 +19.23% 3
South East +47 43 £375 +19.05% 2
London -27 17 £400 -0.06%
Midlands +28 5 £263 - 1
South West +3 4 £450 +40.63%
Scotland - 4 £325 -
East Midlands - 4 £273 - 1
East of England -10 3 £456 -
North of England +70 1 - -
West Midlands +27 1 £263 -
North West +11 1 - -

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Server Patching 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 Server Patching.

1 53 (68.83%) Windows
2 28 (36.36%) Microsoft
3 22 (28.57%) Linux
3 22 (28.57%) Citrix
4 21 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
4 21 (27.27%) Windows Server
5 19 (24.68%) Internet
6 17 (22.08%) McAfee
6 17 (22.08%) ITIL
6 17 (22.08%) SCCM
7 16 (20.78%) DV Cleared
7 16 (20.78%) Security Cleared
7 16 (20.78%) SharePoint
8 15 (19.48%) McAfee ePO
9 14 (18.18%) Software Distribution
9 14 (18.18%) Security Operations
9 14 (18.18%) Security Monitoring
9 14 (18.18%) IIS
9 14 (18.18%) SC Cleared
9 14 (18.18%) SharePoint Server
10 12 (15.58%) VMware
10 12 (15.58%) VPN
11 11 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
12 10 (12.99%) Active Directory
13 8 (10.39%) Windows Server 2008
13 8 (10.39%) SIEM
13 8 (10.39%) Puppet
14 7 (9.09%) Server Building
14 7 (9.09%) Qualys
14 7 (9.09%) WSUS

Server Patching
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 16 (20.78%) SharePoint
2 14 (18.18%) IIS
2 14 (18.18%) SharePoint Server
3 3 (3.90%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.30%) IBM Notes
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.60%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (2.60%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (24.68%) Internet
2 12 (15.58%) VPN
3 5 (6.49%) SAN
4 4 (5.19%) Firewall
5 3 (3.90%) LAN
5 3 (3.90%) WAN
6 2 (2.60%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (2.60%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (1.30%) DNS
7 1 (1.30%) NetScaler
7 1 (1.30%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.30%) DTS
1 1 (1.30%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 4 (5.19%) Finance
2 2 (2.60%) Banking
3 1 (1.30%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.30%) Marketing
3 1 (1.30%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 14 (18.18%) Operations Technician
2 10 (12.99%) Server Engineer
3 9 (11.69%) Administrator
4 7 (9.09%) Architect
5 6 (7.79%) 1st/2nd Line Support
5 6 (7.79%) 2nd Line Support
5 6 (7.79%) SCCM Specialist
5 6 (7.79%) Systems Administrator
6 5 (6.49%) Author
6 5 (6.49%) IT Engineer
6 5 (6.49%) Security Architect
6 5 (6.49%) Technical Author
6 5 (6.49%) Windows Administrator
6 5 (6.49%) Windows Engineer
6 5 (6.49%) Windows Systems Administrator
7 4 (5.19%) 1st/2nd Line Support Technician
7 4 (5.19%) 2nd Line Support Technician
7 4 (5.19%) Analyst
7 4 (5.19%) Desktop Support
7 4 (5.19%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.60%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.49%) CMDB
2 4 (5.19%) Data Centre
3 3 (3.90%) Virtual Team
4 2 (2.60%) Clustering
5 1 (1.30%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.30%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.30%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 53 (68.83%) Windows
2 22 (28.57%) Linux
3 21 (27.27%) Windows Server
3 21 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
4 11 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (10.39%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (6.49%) Unix
7 2 (2.60%) Windows 10
7 2 (2.60%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.30%) AIX
8 1 (1.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.30%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (22.08%) ITIL
2 14 (18.18%) Security Monitoring
2 14 (18.18%) Security Operations
2 14 (18.18%) Software Distribution
3 8 (10.39%) SIEM
4 7 (9.09%) Change Management
4 7 (9.09%) Server Building
5 5 (6.49%) Information Security
5 5 (6.49%) Kalman Filter
5 5 (6.49%) Penetration Testing
5 5 (6.49%) Release Management
6 4 (5.19%) Problem Management
6 4 (5.19%) System Testing
7 3 (3.90%) Asset Management
7 3 (3.90%) Change Control
7 3 (3.90%) Cybersecurity
7 3 (3.90%) Data Centre Operations
7 3 (3.90%) Mobile Device Management
7 3 (3.90%) Virtual Team Management
8 2 (2.60%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.19%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.30%) SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (20.78%) DV Cleared
1 16 (20.78%) Security Cleared
2 14 (18.18%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.90%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.60%) MCITP
4 2 (2.60%) MCP
4 2 (2.60%) MCSA
4 2 (2.60%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.30%) GxP
System Software
1 10 (12.99%) Active Directory
2 6 (7.79%) Virtual Machines
2 6 (7.79%) vSphere
3 5 (6.49%) Hyper-V
4 3 (3.90%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (3.90%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.30%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (1.30%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.30%) Veritas File System
5 1 (1.30%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 1 (1.30%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (1.30%) XenApp
5 1 (1.30%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 17 (22.08%) SCCM
2 15 (19.48%) McAfee ePO
3 8 (10.39%) Puppet
4 7 (9.09%) WSUS
5 6 (7.79%) SCOM
6 5 (6.49%) Nmap
6 5 (6.49%) OpenVAS
7 4 (5.19%) SCVMM
8 3 (3.90%) FortiGate
8 3 (3.90%) NetBackup
8 3 (3.90%) vCenter Server
9 2 (2.60%) Ansible
9 2 (2.60%) Microsoft Clustering
9 2 (2.60%) Nagios
10 1 (1.30%) BladeLogic
10 1 (1.30%) EMC NetWorker
10 1 (1.30%) Norton AntiVirus
10 1 (1.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 28 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 22 (28.57%) Citrix
3 17 (22.08%) McAfee
4 12 (15.58%) VMware
5 7 (9.09%) Cisco
5 7 (9.09%) Qualys
6 5 (6.49%) SonicWALL
7 4 (5.19%) NetIQ
7 4 (5.19%) Remedy
8 3 (3.90%) EMC
8 3 (3.90%) HP
8 3 (3.90%) Palo Alto
9 2 (2.60%) BT
9 2 (2.60%) Dell
9 2 (2.60%) Isilon
9 2 (2.60%) LANDesk
9 2 (2.60%) Nimble Storage
9 2 (2.60%) SolarWinds
10 1 (1.30%) Sophos
10 1 (1.30%) Symantec