The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for WSUS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited WSUS over the 3 months to 24 June 2017 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.

Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
East of England / Bedfordshire
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 43 36 40
Rank change year-on-year -7 +4  
Contract jobs citing WSUS 1 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 0.28% 0.31% 0.57%
As % of the Systems Management category 4.17% 3.70% 18.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Median daily rate £350 - £288
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £308 £288
% change year-on-year +4.06% +6.95%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £24.91 £40.00
% change year-on-year +10.41% -37.73%  

WSUS is in the systems management skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for systems management skills.

Systems Management Skills
Bedfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 24 27 11
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 6.80% 8.41% 3.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 19 5
Median daily rate £475 £360 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +31.94% +25.21%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £128 £151
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £525 £321
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £377
% change year-on-year +12.50% +5.99%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Median hourly rate - £24.00 £40.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -41.28%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £35.00 £20.19
% change year-on-year -50.00% +73.39%  

WSUS
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedfordshire citing WSUS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Systems Management category.

Job vacancy trend for WSUS in Bedfordshire

WSUS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing WSUS in Bedfordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for WSUS in Bedfordshire

WSUS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WSUS in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 Bedfordshire region with a requirement for WSUS.

1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) SCCM
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 10

WSUS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire 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:

Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Deployment Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Desktop Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Desktop Support
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 10
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) SCCM