The table below looks at the statistics for WSUS skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WSUS over the 3 months to 27 February 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
England / West Midlands
Rank 112 119 110
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -9
Contract jobs citing WSUS 8 10 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.33% 0.39% 0.18%
As % of the Systems Management category 5.23% 5.29% 2.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 2
Median daily rate £463 £325 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.30% +62.50%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £395 £320
% change year-on-year
-11.39% +23.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.50 £43.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+5.81% +91.11%

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

Systems Management Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
153 189 183
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 6.33% 7.42% 8.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 79 89
Median daily rate £460 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £300 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £370
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +8.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 30
Median hourly rate £17.74 £12.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.92% -44.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.14 £10.00 £13.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £13.82 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £28.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-26.78% +24.44%

WSUS
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

WSUS Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

WSUS
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

WSUS Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

WSUS
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WSUS across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 February 2017.

WSUS Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

WSUS
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

WSUS Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

WSUS
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WSUS within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 February 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
Coventry -3 4 £425 +30.76%
Herefordshire - 4 £625 -
WSUS
England

WSUS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for WSUS.

1 14 (100.00%) Windows
2 11 (78.57%) Active Directory
2 11 (78.57%) Windows Server
3 9 (64.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (50.00%) PowerShell
4 7 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (50.00%) DevOps
5 6 (42.86%) Windows 10
5 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
5 6 (42.86%) Linux
5 6 (42.86%) SQL
5 6 (42.86%) SQL Server
6 5 (35.71%) C#
6 5 (35.71%) T-SQL
6 5 (35.71%) Docker
7 4 (28.57%) Client/Server
7 4 (28.57%) MS Excel
7 4 (28.57%) SCCM
7 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (28.57%) Office 365
8 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Intune
8 3 (21.43%) Apple iOS
8 3 (21.43%) Skype for Business
8 3 (21.43%) Root Cause Analysis
8 3 (21.43%) Android
8 3 (21.43%) LANDesk
8 3 (21.43%) Computer Security
8 3 (21.43%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (21.43%) DV Cleared

WSUS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 3 (21.43%) Skype for Business
2 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
2 1 (7.14%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (28.57%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (28.57%) Office 365
3 1 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (21.43%) Bluetooth
1 3 (21.43%) DNS
1 3 (21.43%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (42.86%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (14.29%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) DevOps Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Consultant
2 3 (21.43%) Deployment Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Active Directory Consultant
3 2 (14.29%) Azure DevOps
3 2 (14.29%) Azure Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) PowerShell Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Active Directory Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) Active Directory Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) Applications Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Cloud Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Cloud Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Cloud Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) DBA
4 1 (7.14%) Implementation Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) Linux Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) SharePoint Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Client/Server
2 3 (21.43%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (14.29%) Public Cloud
4 1 (7.14%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 14 (100.00%) Windows
2 11 (78.57%) Windows Server
3 9 (64.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (42.86%) Linux
4 6 (42.86%) Windows 10
5 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (21.43%) Android
6 3 (21.43%) Apple iOS
6 3 (21.43%) Windows 7
7 1 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (50.00%) DevOps
2 3 (21.43%) Application Packaging
2 3 (21.43%) Computer Security
2 3 (21.43%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (7.14%) Capacity Management
3 1 (7.14%) Change Management
3 1 (7.14%) Continuous Delivery
3 1 (7.14%) Continuous Deployment
3 1 (7.14%) Information Security
3 1 (7.14%) Information Security Management
3 1 (7.14%) ITIL
3 1 (7.14%) Knowledge Management
3 1 (7.14%) Project Management
3 1 (7.14%) Release Management
3 1 (7.14%) Remediation Plan
3 1 (7.14%) Scrum
3 1 (7.14%) Security Management
3 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 6 (42.86%) SQL
3 5 (35.71%) C#
3 5 (35.71%) T-SQL
4 3 (21.43%) VB
4 3 (21.43%) VBScript
5 1 (7.14%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) DV Cleared
1 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared
2 2 (14.29%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (7.14%) MCITP
3 1 (7.14%) MCSA
3 1 (7.14%) MCSE
3 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 11 (78.57%) Active Directory
2 5 (35.71%) Docker
3 3 (21.43%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (7.14%) Hyper-V
4 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (7.14%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (28.57%) SCCM
2 3 (21.43%) AirWatch
2 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (14.29%) SCOM
Vendors
1 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 3 (21.43%) LANDesk
3 1 (7.14%) Cisco
3 1 (7.14%) EMC
3 1 (7.14%) NetApp
3 1 (7.14%) Red Hat
3 1 (7.14%) VMware