Period
to 18 June 2018

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 18 June 2018 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
18 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 805 791 847
Rank change year-on-year -14 +56 +3
Contract jobs citing Server Patching 63 41 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.063% 0.045% 0.040%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.074% 0.053% 0.047%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 23 32
UK median daily rate £350 £300 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -15.49% +26.22%
10th Percentile £187 £203 £252
90th Percentile £400 £423 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +7.69% - +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 13 0
UK median hourly rate £12.00 £12.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.00 £12.00 -

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 85,290 76,997 88,838
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.68% 84.77% 84.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 56,194 50,463 58,484
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,324 2,084 2,243
UK median hourly rate £21.84 £25.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.64% - +17.10%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.47 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.50 £50.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.04 £25.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year -19.84% -7.41% +25.29%

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

Server Patching
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Server Patching over the 6 months to 18 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Server Patching in the UK

Server Patching
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 13 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 18 June 2018. 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 -23 61 £350 +12.00% 8
UK excluding London -11 33 £350 +7.69% 8
London -25 30 £280 -6.67% 1
South East -1 19 £350 - 3
North of England -11 7 £363 - 3
North West -23 5 £363 - 3
Midlands -6 3 £325 +9.24%
East Midlands +2 2 £313 +5.04%
Scotland - 2 £331 - 1
East of England - 2 £300 - 1
Yorkshire - 2 - -
South West +15 1 £350 +40.00%
West Midlands - 1 £325 -

For the 6 months to 18 June 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Server Patching also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for Server Patching.

1 42 (66.67%) Windows
2 35 (55.56%) Microsoft
3 32 (50.79%) Active Directory
3 32 (50.79%) VMware
4 30 (47.62%) Windows Server
5 26 (41.27%) Windows Server 2012
6 21 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
7 20 (31.75%) SCCM
7 20 (31.75%) SQL
8 18 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
8 18 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
8 18 (28.57%) Finance
9 17 (26.98%) PowerShell
10 15 (23.81%) MCSE
11 14 (22.22%) Ivanti
11 14 (22.22%) Shavlik
12 13 (20.63%) MS Exchange
12 13 (20.63%) MCP
13 12 (19.05%) Clustering
13 12 (19.05%) Linux
13 12 (19.05%) Windows Server 2008
14 11 (17.46%) Hyper-V
14 11 (17.46%) SolarWinds
14 11 (17.46%) Server Building
14 11 (17.46%) SQL Server
15 10 (15.87%) MCSA
15 10 (15.87%) HP
15 10 (15.87%) DNS
15 10 (15.87%) Patch Management
15 10 (15.87%) SCOM

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 13 (20.63%) MS Exchange
2 8 (12.70%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (9.52%) SharePoint
4 5 (7.94%) IIS
5 4 (6.35%) SharePoint 2013
5 4 (6.35%) SharePoint Server
6 3 (4.76%) Skype for Business
7 2 (3.17%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (1.59%) IBM Domino
8 1 (1.59%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 4 (6.35%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (6.35%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.94%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (7.94%) Office 365
2 4 (6.35%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.59%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 10 (15.87%) DNS
2 9 (14.29%) SAN
3 8 (12.70%) LAN
4 7 (11.11%) Cisco IOS
4 7 (11.11%) WAN
5 6 (9.52%) DHCP
5 6 (9.52%) FCoE
5 6 (9.52%) NAS
6 4 (6.35%) Structured Cabling
6 4 (6.35%) VPN
7 3 (4.76%) SMS
7 3 (4.76%) Unified Communications
8 2 (3.17%) 802.11
8 2 (3.17%) BGP
8 2 (3.17%) Firewall
8 2 (3.17%) HSRP
8 2 (3.17%) Internet
8 2 (3.17%) IPsec
8 2 (3.17%) OSPF
8 2 (3.17%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (17.46%) SQL Server
2 6 (9.52%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (3.17%) Blockchain
3 2 (3.17%) GIS
4 1 (1.59%) DTS
4 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (3.17%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 18 (28.57%) Finance
2 3 (4.76%) Banking
3 2 (3.17%) Financial Institution
3 2 (3.17%) Legal
3 2 (3.17%) Retail
3 2 (3.17%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.59%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 14 (22.22%) Windows Engineer
2 13 (20.63%) Administrator
3 12 (19.05%) Systems Engineer
4 11 (17.46%) Windows Systems Engineer
5 10 (15.87%) Analyst
5 10 (15.87%) Server Engineer
6 8 (12.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (7.94%) Linux Administrator
7 5 (7.94%) Systems Administrator
8 4 (6.35%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 4 (6.35%) IT Support
8 4 (6.35%) Senior IT Support
8 4 (6.35%) Windows Server Engineer
9 3 (4.76%) Audit Analyst
9 3 (4.76%) Governance Analyst
9 3 (4.76%) Operations Analyst
9 3 (4.76%) Risk Analyst
9 3 (4.76%) SCCM Engineer
9 3 (4.76%) Support Analyst
9 3 (4.76%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.17%) .NET
1 2 (3.17%) .NET Framework
1 2 (3.17%) 802.1X
1 2 (3.17%) CSS
1 2 (3.17%) HTML
1 2 (3.17%) XML
2 1 (1.59%) Middleware
2 1 (1.59%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 12 (19.05%) Clustering
2 6 (9.52%) CLARiiON
3 5 (7.94%) Data Centre
4 4 (6.35%) Blackberry
4 4 (6.35%) PKI
5 3 (4.76%) Management Information System
6 2 (3.17%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (3.17%) Client/Server
6 2 (3.17%) CMDB
6 2 (3.17%) Digital Signage
6 2 (3.17%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (3.17%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (1.59%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (1.59%) Driving Licence
7 1 (1.59%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 42 (66.67%) Windows
2 30 (47.62%) Windows Server
3 26 (41.27%) Windows Server 2012
4 18 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
5 12 (19.05%) Linux
5 12 (19.05%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (12.70%) Unix
7 6 (9.52%) Windows 10
7 6 (9.52%) Windows 7
8 4 (6.35%) Android
9 2 (3.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (3.17%) Solaris
10 1 (1.59%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (17.46%) Server Building
2 10 (15.87%) Patch Management
3 8 (12.70%) ITIL
3 8 (12.70%) Network Load Balancing
4 7 (11.11%) Change Management
4 7 (11.11%) Migration
5 6 (9.52%) Performance Tuning
5 6 (9.52%) Software Distribution
5 6 (9.52%) Virtual Environments
6 5 (7.94%) Business Continuity
6 5 (7.94%) Project Management
7 4 (6.35%) Content Management
7 4 (6.35%) Identity Access Management
7 4 (6.35%) Investment Management
7 4 (6.35%) Proactive Monitoring
7 4 (6.35%) Server Hardening
7 4 (6.35%) Service Design
7 4 (6.35%) Service Management
8 3 (4.76%) Application Packaging
8 3 (4.76%) IT Audit
Programming Languages
1 20 (31.75%) SQL
2 17 (26.98%) PowerShell
3 6 (9.52%) VBScript
4 4 (6.35%) VB
5 2 (3.17%) C#
5 2 (3.17%) JavaScript
5 2 (3.17%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.59%) C
Qualifications
1 18 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (23.81%) MCSE
3 13 (20.63%) MCP
4 10 (15.87%) MCSA
5 9 (14.29%) MCITP
6 6 (9.52%) Novell Certification
7 2 (3.17%) CCIE
7 2 (3.17%) CCNP
7 2 (3.17%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (3.17%) CISSP
7 2 (3.17%) DV Cleared
7 2 (3.17%) SC Cleared
7 2 (3.17%) Security Cleared
7 2 (3.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.94%) PCI DSS
2 4 (6.35%) SLA
3 3 (4.76%) PMO
4 2 (3.17%) Data Quality
4 2 (3.17%) QA
System Software
1 32 (50.79%) Active Directory
2 21 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (17.46%) Hyper-V
4 8 (12.70%) VMware ESXi
4 8 (12.70%) vSphere
5 5 (7.94%) VMware Server
6 4 (6.35%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (4.76%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (3.17%) DFS Replication
9 1 (1.59%) Firmware
9 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (1.59%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 20 (31.75%) SCCM
2 10 (15.87%) SCOM
3 9 (14.29%) WSUS
4 7 (11.11%) Microsoft Clustering
5 6 (9.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 4 (6.35%) Backup Exec
6 4 (6.35%) IBM BigFix
7 3 (4.76%) Puppet
8 2 (3.17%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (3.17%) Nagios
9 1 (1.59%) Ansible
9 1 (1.59%) EMC NetWorker
9 1 (1.59%) Tivoli
9 1 (1.59%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 35 (55.56%) Microsoft
2 32 (50.79%) VMware
3 14 (22.22%) Ivanti
3 14 (22.22%) Shavlik
4 11 (17.46%) SolarWinds
5 10 (15.87%) HP
6 8 (12.70%) Cisco
6 8 (12.70%) Citrix
6 8 (12.70%) CommVault
7 7 (11.11%) EMC
7 7 (11.11%) NetApp
8 6 (9.52%) IBM
8 6 (9.52%) McAfee
8 6 (9.52%) Trend Micro
9 5 (7.94%) Veeam
10 4 (6.35%) Sophos
11 3 (4.76%) Qualys
12 2 (3.17%) Dell
12 2 (3.17%) Oracle
12 2 (3.17%) ServiceNow