The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 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 27 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
South East / Berkshire
Rank 90 101 138
Rank change year-on-year +11 +37  
Contract jobs citing WSUS 7 25 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.39% 1.02% 0.034%
As % of the Systems Management category 4.07% 9.40% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 16 0
Median daily rate £394 £425 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.35% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £384 £314
% change year-on-year -8.79% +22.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £63.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £43.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -61.62% +91.11%  

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 Berkshire with a requirement for systems management skills.

Systems Management Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 172 266 329
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 9.50% 10.81% 11.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 153 162
Median daily rate £450 £425 £386
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +10.03%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £338 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 10 14
Median hourly rate £26.50 £59.33 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -55.33% +239.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £55.55 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.76 £63.00 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year -15.55% +9.75%  

WSUS
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire 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 Berkshire

WSUS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WSUS in Berkshire

WSUS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WSUS in Berkshire over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WSUS in Berkshire

WSUS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WSUS in Berkshire

WSUS
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WSUS within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 27 March 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
Reading +8 4 £362 -17.20% 1
Slough +7 2 £394 +11.70% 1
Newbury - 1 - -
WSUS
South East

WSUS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for WSUS.

1 8 (88.89%) Windows
1 8 (88.89%) Active Directory
2 7 (77.78%) Microsoft
3 5 (55.56%) DNS
3 5 (55.56%) VMware
3 5 (55.56%) Security Cleared
4 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (44.44%) Windows 10
4 4 (44.44%) Windows Server
5 3 (33.33%) Citrix
5 3 (33.33%) DHCP
5 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (33.33%) PowerShell
6 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
6 2 (22.22%) Incident Management
6 2 (22.22%) Problem Management
6 2 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (22.22%) vSphere
6 2 (22.22%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (22.22%) SQL
6 2 (22.22%) Web Services
6 2 (22.22%) ITIL
6 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
6 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (22.22%) Intel Security
6 2 (22.22%) VMware ESX
6 2 (22.22%) NetScaler
6 2 (22.22%) Hyper-V

WSUS
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire 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 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (11.11%) MS Exchange
1 1 (11.11%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (11.11%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (11.11%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (11.11%) IaaS
3 1 (11.11%) iTunes
3 1 (11.11%) Office 365
3 1 (11.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (55.56%) DNS
2 3 (33.33%) DHCP
3 2 (22.22%) NetScaler
4 1 (11.11%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (11.11%) LAN
4 1 (11.11%) Skype
4 1 (11.11%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Consultant
2 3 (33.33%) Windows Consultant
3 2 (22.22%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (22.22%) Cloud Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Senior Cloud Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
4 1 (11.11%) Active Directory Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Applications Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) Applications Support
4 1 (11.11%) Citrix Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) Citrix Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Exchange Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Performance Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) Support Specialist
4 1 (11.11%) VMware Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) VMware Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Computer Science
1 1 (11.11%) Data Centre
1 1 (11.11%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (88.89%) Windows
2 4 (44.44%) Windows 10
2 4 (44.44%) Windows Server
2 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (11.11%) AIX
4 1 (11.11%) Android
4 1 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) High Availability
1 2 (22.22%) Incident Management
1 2 (22.22%) ITIL
1 2 (22.22%) Problem Management
2 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (11.11%) DevOps
2 1 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Monitoring
2 1 (11.11%) Line Management
2 1 (11.11%) Mobile Device Management
2 1 (11.11%) Mobile First
2 1 (11.11%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (11.11%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 2 (22.22%) SQL
3 1 (11.11%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (55.56%) Security Cleared
2 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
3 1 (11.11%) Degree
3 1 (11.11%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 8 (88.89%) Active Directory
2 2 (22.22%) Hyper-V
2 2 (22.22%) VMware ESX
2 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (22.22%) vSphere
2 2 (22.22%) XenApp
3 1 (11.11%) Squid
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (11.11%) AirWatch
2 1 (11.11%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (11.11%) NetBackup
2 1 (11.11%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (11.11%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (11.11%) SCCM
2 1 (11.11%) SCOM
Vendors
1 7 (77.78%) Microsoft
2 5 (55.56%) VMware
3 3 (33.33%) Citrix
4 2 (22.22%) Intel Security
5 1 (11.11%) Cisco
5 1 (11.11%) EMC
5 1 (11.11%) MobileIron
5 1 (11.11%) Symantec
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
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