Period
to 11 December 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 11 December 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
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 843 815 862
Rank change year-on-year -28 +47 +37
Contract jobs citing Server Patching 66 80 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.063% 0.077% 0.027%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.072% 0.090% 0.032%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 40 17
UK median daily rate £365 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.75% +23.08% -23.53%
10th Percentile £194 £284 £243
90th Percentile £545 £489 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £388 £325
% change year-on-year -3.23% +19.23% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 21 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 91,392 88,694 87,632
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.72% 85.90% 85.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 60,516 59,163 57,746
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +2.41%
10th Percentile £300 £278 £263
90th Percentile £638 £638 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,345 2,083 2,479
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.33% +6.67% +2.27%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.25 £11.05
90th Percentile £50.19 £49.24 £48.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.62 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -14.07% +6.67% -1.45%

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 11 December 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 10 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 11 December 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 -20 66 £365 -8.75% 6
London +35 34 £365 -8.81% 3
UK excluding London -49 31 £375 -3.23% 3
South East -43 13 £450 +20.00%
East of England +13 11 £333 -27.12%
North of England -6 6 £300 - 1
Yorkshire - 4 £375 - 1
North West -19 2 £225 -
East Midlands +1 1 £170 -37.61% 1
Midlands -16 1 £170 -35.24% 2

For the 6 months to 11 December 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 50 (75.76%) Windows
2 42 (63.64%) Microsoft
3 29 (43.94%) Windows Server
4 22 (33.33%) VMware
5 21 (31.82%) Windows Server 2008
6 20 (30.30%) Windows Server 2003
7 19 (28.79%) VMware Infrastructure
8 18 (27.27%) Active Directory
9 16 (24.24%) SQL
9 16 (24.24%) Security Cleared
9 16 (24.24%) SCCM
10 15 (22.73%) Linux
11 14 (21.21%) SharePoint
11 14 (21.21%) Hyper-V
12 13 (19.70%) Windows 10
12 13 (19.70%) MS Exchange
12 13 (19.70%) LAN
13 12 (18.18%) WAN
13 12 (18.18%) DHCP
13 12 (18.18%) DNS
13 12 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
13 12 (18.18%) PowerShell
13 12 (18.18%) DV Cleared
14 11 (16.67%) Windows 7
14 11 (16.67%) IBM BigFix
14 11 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
14 11 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
14 11 (16.67%) Risk Assessment
14 11 (16.67%) SQL Server
14 11 (16.67%) Microsoft Clustering

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 14 (21.21%) SharePoint
2 13 (19.70%) MS Exchange
3 7 (10.61%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (10.61%) IIS
4 6 (9.09%) SharePoint Server
5 2 (3.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.52%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.52%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.06%) Office 365
2 3 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (3.03%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (3.03%) Amazon S3
3 2 (3.03%) AWS CloudFormation
3 2 (3.03%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (1.52%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (1.52%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 13 (19.70%) LAN
2 12 (18.18%) DHCP
2 12 (18.18%) DNS
2 12 (18.18%) WAN
3 7 (10.61%) FCoE
4 6 (9.09%) Internet
4 6 (9.09%) Remote Desktop
5 4 (6.06%) TCP/IP
6 3 (4.55%) VPN
7 2 (3.03%) Firewall
8 1 (1.52%) BGP
8 1 (1.52%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (1.52%) IP Telephony
8 1 (1.52%) NAS
8 1 (1.52%) SAN
8 1 (1.52%) Structured Cabling
8 1 (1.52%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 8 (12.12%) SQL Server 2005
3 6 (9.09%) Electronic Patient Records
4 2 (3.03%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (1.52%) Power BI
5 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 3 (4.55%) Oracle Forms
General
1 4 (6.06%) Finance
2 3 (4.55%) Banking
3 2 (3.03%) Back Office
3 2 (3.03%) Investment Banking
3 2 (3.03%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.52%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 15 (22.73%) Analyst
2 12 (18.18%) Server Engineer
2 12 (18.18%) Support Analyst
3 9 (13.64%) Windows Engineer
4 8 (12.12%) 1st/2nd Line Support
4 8 (12.12%) 2nd Line Support
5 7 (10.61%) Infrastructure Support
6 6 (9.09%) Operations Technician
6 6 (9.09%) Solaris Engineer
7 5 (7.58%) 1st/2nd Line Help Desk Support
7 5 (7.58%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
7 5 (7.58%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 5 (7.58%) Help Desk Analyst
7 5 (7.58%) Help Desk Support
7 5 (7.58%) Help Desk Support Analyst
7 5 (7.58%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 5 (7.58%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
7 5 (7.58%) Systems Support
8 4 (6.06%) Systems Support Analyst
8 4 (6.06%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.03%) Software Packaging
2 1 (1.52%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.64%) Clustering
2 7 (10.61%) CLARiiON
3 6 (9.09%) e-Health
3 6 (9.09%) LIMS
3 6 (9.09%) NHS
3 6 (9.09%) PACS
3 6 (9.09%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (6.06%) Management Information System
5 3 (4.55%) Blackberry
5 3 (4.55%) Wiki
6 1 (1.52%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 50 (75.76%) Windows
2 29 (43.94%) Windows Server
3 21 (31.82%) Windows Server 2008
4 20 (30.30%) Windows Server 2003
5 15 (22.73%) Linux
6 13 (19.70%) Windows 10
7 11 (16.67%) Windows 7
7 11 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (10.61%) Solaris
9 5 (7.58%) Unix
10 1 (1.52%) Android
10 1 (1.52%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.52%) Data ONTAP
10 1 (1.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (1.52%) Windows 2000
10 1 (1.52%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (16.67%) Risk Assessment
2 10 (15.15%) Server Management
3 9 (13.64%) Network Load Balancing
3 9 (13.64%) Patch Management
4 8 (12.12%) Virtual Environments
5 7 (10.61%) Analytics
5 7 (10.61%) Business Intelligence
5 7 (10.61%) Security Operations
6 6 (9.09%) Data Migration
6 6 (9.09%) Health Informatics
6 6 (9.09%) Informatics
6 6 (9.09%) ITIL
6 6 (9.09%) Migration
6 6 (9.09%) Security Monitoring
6 6 (9.09%) Software Distribution
7 4 (6.06%) Application Packaging
7 4 (6.06%) ITSM
7 4 (6.06%) Problem-Solving
7 4 (6.06%) Project Management
7 4 (6.06%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 16 (24.24%) SQL
2 12 (18.18%) PowerShell
3 5 (7.58%) Perl
3 5 (7.58%) Python
4 3 (4.55%) Bash Shell
5 2 (3.03%) Ruby
6 1 (1.52%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 16 (24.24%) Security Cleared
2 12 (18.18%) DV Cleared
2 12 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (15.15%) SC Cleared
4 7 (10.61%) Novell Certification
5 5 (7.58%) MCSE
6 4 (6.06%) MCSA
7 3 (4.55%) Degree
8 2 (3.03%) CCA
8 2 (3.03%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (3.03%) MCITP
8 2 (3.03%) MCP
9 1 (1.52%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (1.52%) CCNA
9 1 (1.52%) CCNP
9 1 (1.52%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (1.52%) ISEB
9 1 (1.52%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.09%) HL7
2 3 (4.55%) SLA
3 1 (1.52%) GDPR
3 1 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.52%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.52%) QA
System Software
1 19 (28.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (27.27%) Active Directory
3 14 (21.21%) Hyper-V
4 11 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
5 10 (15.15%) vSphere
6 5 (7.58%) XenApp
7 3 (4.55%) Firmware
7 3 (4.55%) XenDesktop
7 3 (4.55%) XenServer
8 2 (3.03%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (3.03%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (3.03%) Xen
9 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (1.52%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (1.52%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 16 (24.24%) SCCM
2 11 (16.67%) IBM BigFix
2 11 (16.67%) Microsoft Clustering
3 9 (13.64%) SCOM
4 6 (9.09%) McAfee ePO
5 5 (7.58%) WSUS
6 3 (4.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (3.03%) Ansible
7 2 (3.03%) EMC NetWorker
7 2 (3.03%) HP SIM
7 2 (3.03%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (3.03%) Puppet
8 1 (1.52%) AirWatch
8 1 (1.52%) Backup Exec
8 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (1.52%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 42 (63.64%) Microsoft
2 22 (33.33%) VMware
3 10 (15.15%) McAfee
4 9 (13.64%) EMC
4 9 (13.64%) HP
5 8 (12.12%) Citrix
6 7 (10.61%) CommVault
6 7 (10.61%) Trend Micro
7 6 (9.09%) ServiceNow
8 5 (7.58%) Oracle
9 3 (4.55%) Cisco
9 3 (4.55%) Dell
9 3 (4.55%) IBM
9 3 (4.55%) Red Hat
9 3 (4.55%) Wonderware
10 2 (3.03%) Centrify
10 2 (3.03%) Ivanti
10 2 (3.03%) NetApp
10 2 (3.03%) SolarWinds
10 2 (3.03%) Sophos