Period
to 22 February 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 22 February 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
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 793 830 869
Rank change year-on-year +37 +39 -20
Contract jobs citing Server Patching 81 22 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.080% 0.023% 0.017%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.094% 0.027% 0.020%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 13 6
UK median daily rate £350 £325 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -25.71% +62.04%
10th Percentile £263 £222 £344
90th Percentile £463 £408 £481
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £300
% change year-on-year +7.69% +8.33% +13.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 4 2
UK median hourly rate £12.00 £12.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -14.29% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.00 £12.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year - -14.29% -

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 86,119 80,469 88,800
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.77% 83.81% 82.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 57,493 53,316 57,797
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £288 £263 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.13% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,071 2,228 2,609
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £24.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +0.60% +24.25%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.67 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.01 £25.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year -3.96% -3.85% +23.81%

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 22 February 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 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 February 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 +28 76 £350 +7.69% 14
UK excluding London +42 62 £350 +7.69% 13
South East +26 40 £350 - 5
London -44 19 £300 -2.44% 1
Midlands +14 8 £294 -9.62%
East Midlands +5 6 £313 -3.85%
Scotland - 5 £313 -
North of England +35 4 £350 - 2
South West +10 4 £400 +23.08%
North West +7 4 £350 - 2
West Midlands - 2 £294 -
East of England - 2 £300 - 6

For the 6 months to 22 February 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 56 (69.14%) Windows
2 44 (54.32%) Microsoft
3 31 (38.27%) Windows Server 2003
4 30 (37.04%) Active Directory
5 29 (35.80%) Windows Server
6 26 (32.10%) VMware
7 20 (24.69%) SharePoint
7 20 (24.69%) Windows Server 2012
7 20 (24.69%) Software Distribution
8 19 (23.46%) IIS
9 18 (22.22%) McAfee
9 18 (22.22%) SharePoint Server
9 18 (22.22%) SCCM
10 17 (20.99%) Microsoft Certification
11 16 (19.75%) Internet
11 16 (19.75%) SC Cleared
11 16 (19.75%) DV Cleared
11 16 (19.75%) Security Cleared
11 16 (19.75%) McAfee ePO
11 16 (19.75%) Security Operations
11 16 (19.75%) Security Monitoring
12 14 (17.28%) ITIL
12 14 (17.28%) MCSE
13 13 (16.05%) VMware Infrastructure
14 12 (14.81%) MCP
14 12 (14.81%) SQL
14 12 (14.81%) Finance
15 11 (13.58%) SolarWinds
15 11 (13.58%) PowerShell
15 11 (13.58%) Windows Server 2008

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 20 (24.69%) SharePoint
2 19 (23.46%) IIS
3 18 (22.22%) SharePoint Server
4 3 (3.70%) MS Exchange
5 2 (2.47%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (2.47%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.23%) IBM Notes
6 1 (1.23%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 7 (8.64%) Office 365
2 5 (6.17%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (4.94%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.23%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 16 (19.75%) Internet
2 10 (12.35%) SAN
3 6 (7.41%) DNS
3 6 (7.41%) Firewall
4 4 (4.94%) LAN
5 3 (3.70%) Cisco IOS
5 3 (3.70%) DHCP
5 3 (3.70%) NAS
5 3 (3.70%) SMS
5 3 (3.70%) Unified Communications
5 3 (3.70%) WAN
6 2 (2.47%) SMTP
7 1 (1.23%) 802.11
7 1 (1.23%) BGP
7 1 (1.23%) HSRP
7 1 (1.23%) IPsec
7 1 (1.23%) OSPF
7 1 (1.23%) VPN
7 1 (1.23%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.70%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.23%) DTS
2 1 (1.23%) GIS
2 1 (1.23%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (2.47%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 12 (14.81%) Finance
2 3 (3.70%) Banking
3 2 (2.47%) Legal
Job Titles
1 16 (19.75%) Operations Technician
2 12 (14.81%) Windows Engineer
3 11 (13.58%) Administrator
4 10 (12.35%) Analyst
5 9 (11.11%) Systems Engineer
5 9 (11.11%) Windows Systems Engineer
6 7 (8.64%) Systems Administrator
7 6 (7.41%) 1st/2nd Line Support
7 6 (7.41%) 1st/2nd Line Support Technician
7 6 (7.41%) 2nd Line Support
7 6 (7.41%) 2nd Line Support Technician
7 6 (7.41%) Server Support
7 6 (7.41%) Support Technician
8 5 (6.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (6.17%) SCCM Specialist
8 5 (6.17%) Windows Administrator
8 5 (6.17%) Windows Systems Administrator
9 4 (4.94%) 3rd Line Support
9 4 (4.94%) Desktop Support
9 4 (4.94%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.47%) .NET
1 2 (2.47%) .NET Framework
1 2 (2.47%) CSS
1 2 (2.47%) HTML
1 2 (2.47%) Middleware
1 2 (2.47%) XML
2 1 (1.23%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.17%) Clustering
1 5 (6.17%) Data Centre
2 3 (3.70%) Virtual Team
3 2 (2.47%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.47%) Client/Server
3 2 (2.47%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.23%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (1.23%) Digital Signage
4 1 (1.23%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.23%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 56 (69.14%) Windows
2 31 (38.27%) Windows Server 2003
3 29 (35.80%) Windows Server
4 20 (24.69%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (13.58%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (8.64%) Linux
7 6 (7.41%) Windows 7
8 5 (6.17%) Unix
8 5 (6.17%) Windows 10
9 2 (2.47%) Solaris
10 1 (1.23%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (24.69%) Software Distribution
2 16 (19.75%) Security Monitoring
2 16 (19.75%) Security Operations
3 14 (17.28%) ITIL
4 7 (8.64%) Migration
4 7 (8.64%) Server Building
5 6 (7.41%) Change Management
6 4 (4.94%) Business Continuity
6 4 (4.94%) Content Management
6 4 (4.94%) Identity Access Management
6 4 (4.94%) Penetration Testing
6 4 (4.94%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (4.94%) Problem Management
6 4 (4.94%) Project Management
6 4 (4.94%) Service Design
6 4 (4.94%) System Testing
7 3 (3.70%) Fault Analysis
7 3 (3.70%) IT Audit
7 3 (3.70%) Mobile Device Management
7 3 (3.70%) Virtual Team Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (14.81%) SQL
2 11 (13.58%) PowerShell
3 3 (3.70%) VB
3 3 (3.70%) VBScript
4 2 (2.47%) C#
4 2 (2.47%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.47%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.23%) C
Qualifications
1 17 (20.99%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (19.75%) DV Cleared
2 16 (19.75%) SC Cleared
2 16 (19.75%) Security Cleared
3 14 (17.28%) MCSE
4 12 (14.81%) MCP
5 9 (11.11%) MCITP
5 9 (11.11%) MCSA
6 2 (2.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (1.23%) CCIE
7 1 (1.23%) CCNP
7 1 (1.23%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.23%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.70%) PMO
2 1 (1.23%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.23%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 30 (37.04%) Active Directory
2 13 (16.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (12.35%) Hyper-V
4 5 (6.17%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (6.17%) vSphere
5 4 (4.94%) Virtual Servers
6 3 (3.70%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (3.70%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (2.47%) DFS Replication
7 2 (2.47%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (2.47%) VMware Server
8 1 (1.23%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 18 (22.22%) SCCM
2 16 (19.75%) McAfee ePO
3 8 (9.88%) SCOM
4 4 (4.94%) SCVMM
4 4 (4.94%) WSUS
5 3 (3.70%) Nagios
6 2 (2.47%) Ansible
6 2 (2.47%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (2.47%) Puppet
6 2 (2.47%) vCenter Server
7 1 (1.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (1.23%) Tivoli
7 1 (1.23%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 44 (54.32%) Microsoft
2 26 (32.10%) VMware
3 18 (22.22%) McAfee
4 11 (13.58%) Ivanti
4 11 (13.58%) Shavlik
4 11 (13.58%) SolarWinds
5 9 (11.11%) Citrix
6 5 (6.17%) Cisco
6 5 (6.17%) Qualys
7 4 (4.94%) HP
8 3 (3.70%) Dell
8 3 (3.70%) NetApp
9 2 (2.47%) BT
9 2 (2.47%) Oracle
9 2 (2.47%) Red Hat
9 2 (2.47%) Remedy
9 2 (2.47%) SAP
9 2 (2.47%) ServiceNow
10 1 (1.23%) CommVault
10 1 (1.23%) IBM