Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 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
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 840 789 855
Rank change year-on-year -51 +66 +19
Contract jobs citing Server Patching 48 70 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.047% 0.071% 0.043%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.054% 0.083% 0.050%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 42 33
UK median daily rate £275 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -26.67% +7.14% +33.33%
10th Percentile £157 £206 £256
90th Percentile £458 £488 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £328
% change year-on-year +3.45% +10.69% +9.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 12 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 88,563 84,563 91,514
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.20% 85.59% 85.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,464 55,705 60,520
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +5.59%
10th Percentile £300 £278 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,448 2,088 2,384
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £23.75 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.59% +3.26% +4.55%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £23.49 £23.50
% change year-on-year -14.86% -0.04% +6.82%

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 21 September 2018.

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 11 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 21 September 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 -59 47 £273 -27.33% 8
London -6 32 £260 -35.00% 4
UK excluding London -42 16 £375 +3.45% 4
North of England -17 7 £300 - 1
South East -37 5 £425 +23.64% 1
Yorkshire - 5 £375 -
East of England -2 2 - - 1
North West -15 2 £225 -
East Midlands +10 1 £375 +37.61%
Midlands -15 1 £375 +42.86%
Scotland - 1 £363 -

For the 6 months to 21 September 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 39 (81.25%) Windows
2 30 (62.50%) Microsoft
3 28 (58.33%) VMware
4 27 (56.25%) SCCM
5 26 (54.17%) Windows Server
6 25 (52.08%) VMware Infrastructure
7 22 (45.83%) MS Exchange
8 21 (43.75%) Linux
9 20 (41.67%) SQL
9 20 (41.67%) Windows Server 2012
10 18 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
11 17 (35.42%) Patch Management
11 17 (35.42%) Microsoft Clustering
11 17 (35.42%) Clustering
11 17 (35.42%) HP
12 16 (33.33%) SQL Server
12 16 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
12 16 (33.33%) Hyper-V
13 15 (31.25%) PowerShell
13 15 (31.25%) vSphere
13 15 (31.25%) VMware ESXi
13 15 (31.25%) Exchange Server 2010
13 15 (31.25%) EMC
13 15 (31.25%) LAN
13 15 (31.25%) SCOM
13 15 (31.25%) Network Load Balancing
14 14 (29.17%) SQL Server 2005
14 14 (29.17%) WAN
14 14 (29.17%) CommVault
15 13 (27.08%) Novell Certification

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 22 (45.83%) MS Exchange
2 15 (31.25%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (14.58%) SharePoint
4 2 (4.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (4.17%) IIS
4 2 (4.17%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (4.17%) SharePoint Server
4 2 (4.17%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (8.33%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.17%) Office 365
2 1 (2.08%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.08%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (31.25%) LAN
2 14 (29.17%) WAN
3 13 (27.08%) FCoE
4 10 (20.83%) DNS
5 8 (16.67%) DHCP
6 4 (8.33%) Cisco IOS
6 4 (8.33%) Structured Cabling
6 4 (8.33%) VPN
7 3 (6.25%) NAS
7 3 (6.25%) SAN
7 3 (6.25%) TCP/IP
8 2 (4.17%) Firewall
8 2 (4.17%) Internet
9 1 (2.08%) Remote Desktop
9 1 (2.08%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 14 (29.17%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (4.17%) Blockchain
4 1 (2.08%) DTS
4 1 (2.08%) Electronic Patient Records
4 1 (2.08%) Power BI
4 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Oracle Forms
General
1 8 (16.67%) Finance
2 3 (6.25%) Banking
2 3 (6.25%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.17%) Back Office
3 2 (4.17%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.08%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.08%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (39.58%) Server Engineer
2 8 (16.67%) Windows Engineer
3 7 (14.58%) Windows Server Engineer
4 6 (12.50%) Administrator
5 5 (10.42%) Analyst
5 5 (10.42%) Linux Administrator
6 4 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (8.33%) IT Support
6 4 (8.33%) Senior IT Support
6 4 (8.33%) Support Analyst
7 3 (6.25%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 3 (6.25%) Infrastructure Support
7 3 (6.25%) SCCM Specialist
7 3 (6.25%) Systems Engineer
7 3 (6.25%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (6.25%) Wintel Engineer
8 2 (4.17%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support Analyst
8 2 (4.17%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
8 2 (4.17%) Operations Technician
8 2 (4.17%) Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.25%) Software Packaging
2 1 (2.08%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 17 (35.42%) Clustering
2 13 (27.08%) CLARiiON
3 6 (12.50%) Blackberry
4 2 (4.17%) CMDB
4 2 (4.17%) Data Centre
4 2 (4.17%) PKI
4 2 (4.17%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (2.08%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (2.08%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (2.08%) Driving Licence
5 1 (2.08%) e-Health
5 1 (2.08%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (2.08%) LIMS
5 1 (2.08%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.08%) NHS
5 1 (2.08%) PACS
5 1 (2.08%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 39 (81.25%) Windows
2 26 (54.17%) Windows Server
3 21 (43.75%) Linux
4 20 (41.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 18 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 16 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (18.75%) Windows 10
8 6 (12.50%) Unix
8 6 (12.50%) Windows 7
9 4 (8.33%) Android
10 2 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (2.08%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (35.42%) Patch Management
2 15 (31.25%) Network Load Balancing
3 13 (27.08%) Server Management
3 13 (27.08%) Virtual Environments
4 9 (18.75%) Server Building
5 6 (12.50%) ITIL
6 5 (10.42%) Service Management
7 4 (8.33%) Application Packaging
7 4 (8.33%) Change Management
7 4 (8.33%) High Availability
7 4 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 4 (8.33%) Investment Management
7 4 (8.33%) Proactive Monitoring
7 4 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
7 4 (8.33%) Server Hardening
8 3 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (4.17%) Capacity Planning
9 2 (4.17%) Infrastructure Management
9 2 (4.17%) Performance Management
9 2 (4.17%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 20 (41.67%) SQL
2 15 (31.25%) PowerShell
3 2 (4.17%) VBScript
4 1 (2.08%) Perl
4 1 (2.08%) Python
Qualifications
1 13 (27.08%) Novell Certification
2 6 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (10.42%) MCSE
4 3 (6.25%) MCSA
4 3 (6.25%) SC Cleared
4 3 (6.25%) Security Cleared
5 2 (4.17%) CCA
5 2 (4.17%) Citrix Certification
5 2 (4.17%) DV Cleared
5 2 (4.17%) MCITP
5 2 (4.17%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (12.50%) SLA
2 5 (10.42%) PCI DSS
3 3 (6.25%) QA
4 1 (2.08%) GDPR
4 1 (2.08%) HL7
System Software
1 25 (52.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (33.33%) Hyper-V
3 15 (31.25%) VMware ESXi
3 15 (31.25%) vSphere
4 13 (27.08%) Active Directory
5 4 (8.33%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (6.25%) VMware Server
6 3 (6.25%) XenApp
6 3 (6.25%) XenDesktop
6 3 (6.25%) XenServer
7 2 (4.17%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 27 (56.25%) SCCM
2 17 (35.42%) Microsoft Clustering
3 15 (31.25%) SCOM
4 8 (16.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 7 (14.58%) WSUS
6 4 (8.33%) Backup Exec
6 4 (8.33%) IBM BigFix
7 3 (6.25%) Puppet
8 2 (4.17%) EMC NetWorker
8 2 (4.17%) HP SIM
8 2 (4.17%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (2.08%) Ansible
9 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Intune
9 1 (2.08%) Nagios
Vendors
1 30 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 28 (58.33%) VMware
3 17 (35.42%) HP
4 15 (31.25%) EMC
5 14 (29.17%) CommVault
6 13 (27.08%) Trend Micro
7 8 (16.67%) Citrix
7 8 (16.67%) McAfee
8 6 (12.50%) NetApp
9 5 (10.42%) Cisco
9 5 (10.42%) Veeam
10 4 (8.33%) IBM
10 4 (8.33%) Sophos
11 3 (6.25%) Dell
11 3 (6.25%) Ivanti
11 3 (6.25%) Qualys
11 3 (6.25%) Remedy
11 3 (6.25%) Shavlik
12 2 (4.17%) Centrify
12 2 (4.17%) ServiceNow