The table below looks at the statistics for WSUS skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WSUS over the 3 months to 18 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
England / South East
Rank 208 218 250
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +32
Contract jobs citing WSUS 26 38 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.36% 0.45% 0.11%
As % of the Systems Management category 3.35% 4.40% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 17 6
Median daily rate £356 £353 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.92% -19.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £270 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £480 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £353 £294
% change year-on-year
-9.21% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 1
Median hourly rate £16.50 £20.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.50% -50.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.50 £37.50 £29.75
% change year-on-year
+24.00% +26.05%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Systems Management category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region.

Systems Management Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
777 863 1084
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 10.62% 10.30% 11.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 429 497 539
Median daily rate £425 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 46 30
Median hourly rate £17.50 £43.00 £23.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-59.30% +84.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £15.78 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £61.51 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.00 £21.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+6.97% +2.38%

WSUS
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East region citing WSUS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Systems Management category.

WSUS Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

WSUS
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing WSUS across the South East region.

WSUS Daily Rate Trend in the South East

WSUS
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WSUS across the South East region over the 3 months to 18 January 2017.

WSUS Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

WSUS
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WSUS across the South East region.

WSUS Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

WSUS
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WSUS within the South East region over the 3 months to 18 January 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Buckinghamshire - 12 £300 -
Middlesex - 7 - -
Hampshire +10 5 £420 -20.00%
West Sussex +4 1 - - 1
Berkshire -9 1 £363 -3.65% 1
WSUS
England

WSUS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing WSUS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for WSUS.

1 52 (96.30%) Active Directory
2 44 (81.48%) Windows
3 41 (75.93%) Microsoft
4 36 (66.67%) VMware
5 28 (51.85%) Windows Server 2008
6 27 (50.00%) HP
6 27 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 26 (48.15%) Windows Server 2003
8 25 (46.30%) VMware Infrastructure
8 25 (46.30%) Windows Server
9 23 (42.59%) Security Cleared
10 21 (38.89%) DNS
11 20 (37.04%) ITIL
12 18 (33.33%) Cisco
12 18 (33.33%) Windows 7
12 18 (33.33%) Data Centre
13 17 (31.48%) SC Cleared
13 17 (31.48%) VB
14 16 (29.63%) PowerShell
15 15 (27.78%) DHCP
16 14 (25.93%) SCCM
17 13 (24.07%) Android
17 13 (24.07%) LAN
17 13 (24.07%) WAN
17 13 (24.07%) MS Exchange
17 13 (24.07%) AirWatch
17 13 (24.07%) Mobile Device Management
17 13 (24.07%) MobileIron
18 12 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
18 12 (22.22%) Infrastructure Monitoring

WSUS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 (24.07%) MS Exchange
2 12 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (20.37%) Exchange Server 2007
3 11 (20.37%) Exchange Server 2013
3 11 (20.37%) Skype for Business
4 6 (11.11%) IBM Domino
4 6 (11.11%) IIS
5 3 (5.56%) Documentum
5 3 (5.56%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 7 (12.96%) MS Office
2 3 (5.56%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.56%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 6 (11.11%) SaaS
2 3 (5.56%) Office 365
3 1 (1.85%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 21 (38.89%) DNS
2 15 (27.78%) DHCP
3 13 (24.07%) LAN
3 13 (24.07%) WAN
4 12 (22.22%) SMTP
5 11 (20.37%) Cisco IOS
5 11 (20.37%) Skype
6 9 (16.67%) Firewall
7 5 (9.26%) Internet
7 5 (9.26%) Intrusion Detection
7 5 (9.26%) MPLS
8 2 (3.70%) TCP/IP
8 2 (3.70%) VPN
9 1 (1.85%) NetScaler
9 1 (1.85%) VoIP
9 1 (1.85%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 11 (20.37%) SQL Server 2008
2 11 (20.37%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (3.70%) MSI
2 1 (1.85%) AdminStudio
General
1 8 (14.81%) Finance
2 7 (12.96%) Legal
3 5 (9.26%) Electronics
4 4 (7.41%) Military
5 1 (1.85%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 12 (22.22%) Analyst
2 9 (16.67%) Desktop Analyst
2 9 (16.67%) Desktop Support
2 9 (16.67%) Desktop Support Analyst
2 9 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 9 (16.67%) Support Analyst
3 7 (12.96%) Windows Engineer
4 6 (11.11%) Active Directory Engineer
4 6 (11.11%) Consultant
4 6 (11.11%) VMware Engineer
5 5 (9.26%) 3rd Line Support
5 5 (9.26%) Active Directory Consultant
5 5 (9.26%) Deployment Specialist
5 5 (9.26%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 5 (9.26%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (9.26%) Support Engineer
5 5 (9.26%) VMware Consultant
5 5 (9.26%) Windows Consultant
6 4 (7.41%) Senior Active Directory Engineer
6 4 (7.41%) Windows Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 18 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 9 (16.67%) Management Information System
3 6 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (9.26%) Cryptography
4 5 (9.26%) Driving Licence
5 2 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.85%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.85%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.85%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 44 (81.48%) Windows
2 28 (51.85%) Windows Server 2008
3 27 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 26 (48.15%) Windows Server 2003
5 25 (46.30%) Windows Server
6 18 (33.33%) Windows 7
7 13 (24.07%) Android
8 6 (11.11%) Windows 8
8 6 (11.11%) Windows Vista
9 5 (9.26%) Windows 10
10 3 (5.56%) Windows XP
11 2 (3.70%) AIX
11 2 (3.70%) Linux
12 1 (1.85%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (37.04%) ITIL
2 13 (24.07%) Mobile Device Management
3 12 (22.22%) Infrastructure Monitoring
4 11 (20.37%) Data Centre Operations
4 11 (20.37%) Multi-Factor Authentication
4 11 (20.37%) Problem Management
4 11 (20.37%) Security Patching
4 11 (20.37%) Two-Factor Authentication
5 9 (16.67%) Change Management
6 7 (12.96%) Patch Management
6 7 (12.96%) Virtual Infrastructure
7 6 (11.11%) Incident Management
7 6 (11.11%) Project Management
7 6 (11.11%) Server Hardening
8 5 (9.26%) Capacity Management
8 5 (9.26%) Computer Security
8 5 (9.26%) Information Security
8 5 (9.26%) Software Deployment
9 4 (7.41%) Information Assurance
9 4 (7.41%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 17 (31.48%) VB
2 16 (29.63%) PowerShell
3 12 (22.22%) SQL
4 7 (12.96%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 23 (42.59%) Security Cleared
2 17 (31.48%) SC Cleared
3 8 (14.81%) DV Cleared
4 4 (7.41%) CISSP
4 4 (7.41%) GCIH
4 4 (7.41%) GIAC
5 3 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.85%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (11.11%) Disclosure Scotland
1 6 (11.11%) PCI DSS
1 6 (11.11%) SLA
2 2 (3.70%) QA
3 1 (1.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 52 (96.30%) Active Directory
2 25 (46.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.70%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.85%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.85%) Squid
4 1 (1.85%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (1.85%) VMware ESX
4 1 (1.85%) vSphere
4 1 (1.85%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 14 (25.93%) SCCM
2 13 (24.07%) AirWatch
3 12 (22.22%) NetBackup
3 12 (22.22%) Norton AntiVirus
4 6 (11.11%) BladeLogic
4 6 (11.11%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 6 (11.11%) Puppet
5 2 (3.70%) EMC NetWorker
5 2 (3.70%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (3.70%) SCOM
6 1 (1.85%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 41 (75.93%) Microsoft
2 36 (66.67%) VMware
3 27 (50.00%) HP
4 18 (33.33%) Cisco
5 13 (24.07%) MobileIron
6 12 (22.22%) Symantec
7 10 (18.52%) Citrix
8 8 (14.81%) Dell
8 8 (14.81%) Sophos
9 6 (11.11%) Lotus
10 5 (9.26%) EMC
10 5 (9.26%) Intel Security
11 4 (7.41%) Remedy
12 3 (5.56%) Lumension
13 2 (3.70%) arcserve
14 1 (1.85%) Altiris
14 1 (1.85%) Apple
14 1 (1.85%) SolarWinds
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