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 July 2016 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 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
Rank 145 111 119
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +8
Contract jobs citing WSUS 4 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.13% 0.084% 0.084%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.31% 1.65% 1.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 2
Median daily rate £300 £318 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.51% -6.61%
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £275 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £12.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.13 £44.49 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-34.53% +111.85%
WSUS
England

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
306 121 137
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 9.66% 5.09% 5.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 169 64 49
Median daily rate £395 £350 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.85% +6.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £502 £485 £443
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £377 £338
% change year-on-year
+5.99% +11.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 13 14
Median hourly rate £14.00 £21.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +55.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £13.22 £9.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £29.60 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £21.07 £19.25
% change year-on-year
+35.24% +9.46%

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 July 2016.

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 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -10 1 - -
Birmingham -13 1 £275 -31.25% 1
West Bromwich - 1 £300 -
Herefordshire - 1 £450 -
WSUS
England

WSUS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 July 2016, 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 13 (100.00%) Windows
2 9 (69.23%) Windows Server
3 8 (61.54%) Active Directory
4 6 (46.15%) VMware
4 6 (46.15%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (38.46%) SCCM
5 5 (38.46%) Security Cleared
5 5 (38.46%) Intel Security
5 5 (38.46%) MS Exchange
6 4 (30.77%) IBM Notes
6 4 (30.77%) Windows XP
6 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
6 4 (30.77%) MS Office
6 4 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (30.77%) Windows 7
6 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (23.08%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (23.08%) Office 365
7 3 (23.08%) Data Centre
7 3 (23.08%) Windows 10
7 3 (23.08%) Remote Desktop
7 3 (23.08%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (23.08%) SC Cleared
7 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (23.08%) DNS
7 3 (23.08%) DHCP
7 3 (23.08%) Lotus
7 3 (23.08%) Citrix
7 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (23.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server

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 5 (38.46%) MS Exchange
2 4 (30.77%) IBM Notes
3 3 (23.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (15.38%) Skype for Business
5 1 (7.69%) IBM Domino
5 1 (7.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (30.77%) MS Office
2 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (23.08%) Office 365
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (23.08%) DHCP
1 3 (23.08%) DNS
1 3 (23.08%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (7.69%) Skype
2 1 (7.69%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MSBuild
1 1 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (7.69%) Visual Studio Team System
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Support Engineer
2 4 (30.77%) 3rd Line Support
3 3 (23.08%) Wintel Support
4 2 (15.38%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Applications Support
4 2 (15.38%) Help Desk Support
4 2 (15.38%) Server Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Server Support
4 2 (15.38%) Server Support Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Wintel Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Wintel Server Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Wintel Support Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Technical Support
5 1 (7.69%) DevOps Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) First Line Help Desk Support
5 1 (7.69%) Wintel Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Wintel Consultant
5 1 (7.69%) Wintel Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Data Centre
2 2 (15.38%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 13 (100.00%) Windows
2 9 (69.23%) Windows Server
3 6 (46.15%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (30.77%) Windows 7
4 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (30.77%) Windows XP
5 3 (23.08%) Windows 10
5 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (7.69%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (15.38%) ITIL
2 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (7.69%) Change Control
2 1 (7.69%) Configuration Management
2 1 (7.69%) Data Protection
2 1 (7.69%) DevOps
2 1 (7.69%) Incident Management
2 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Management
2 1 (7.69%) Migration
2 1 (7.69%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (38.46%) Security Cleared
2 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (23.08%) SC Cleared
3 2 (15.38%) MCSA
3 2 (15.38%) MCSE
4 1 (7.69%) Degree
4 1 (7.69%) DV Cleared
4 1 (7.69%) MCP
System Software
1 8 (61.54%) Active Directory
2 4 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (23.08%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (15.38%) vSphere
4 2 (15.38%) XenApp
4 2 (15.38%) XenDesktop
5 1 (7.69%) DFS Replication
5 1 (7.69%) Hyper-V
5 1 (7.69%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (38.46%) SCCM
2 3 (23.08%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (15.38%) Backup Exec
3 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (15.38%) NetBackup
3 2 (15.38%) SCOM
4 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (7.69%) SCDPM
4 1 (7.69%) SCOrch
4 1 (7.69%) SCSM
4 1 (7.69%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) VMware
2 5 (38.46%) Intel Security
3 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
4 3 (23.08%) Citrix
4 3 (23.08%) Lotus
5 2 (15.38%) HP
5 2 (15.38%) Kaseya
5 2 (15.38%) Sage
6 1 (7.69%) Acronis
6 1 (7.69%) IBM
6 1 (7.69%) LANDesk
6 1 (7.69%) NetApp