Period
to 23 November 2017

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 6 months to 23 November 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)
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 139 148 161
Rank change year-on-year +9 +13 +14
Contract jobs citing WSUS 30 19 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.73% 0.44% 0.34%
As % of the Systems Management category 6.49% 4.02% 3.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 8 9
Berkshire median daily rate £350 £308 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.82% +7.89% -28.75%
10th Percentile £148 £231 £138
90th Percentile £449 £437 £440
South East median daily rate £350 £320 £325
% change year-on-year +9.38% -1.54% -18.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 1
Berkshire median hourly rate - £43.28 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +147.31% -16.67%
South East median hourly rate £23.14 £43.28 £16.64
% change year-on-year -46.53% +160.14% -20.77%

WSUS is in the Systems Management category. The following 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.

All Systems Management Skills
Berkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 462 473 515
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 11.24% 10.99% 10.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 248 227 264
Berkshire median daily rate £413 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.33% +12.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £229 £253 £204
90th Percentile £588 £575 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 34 34
Berkshire median hourly rate £12.00 £24.53 £37.09
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -51.08% -33.86% +76.62%
South East median hourly rate £14.50 £25.38 £20.00
% change year-on-year -42.86% +26.88% +0.45%

WSUS
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing WSUS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

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 6 months to 23 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Newbury +4 8 £350 -16.67%
Reading +4 6 £350 +37.25% 1
Slough - 3 £450 -
Maidenhead -11 1 £360 -
WSUS
South East

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 28 (93.33%) Windows
2 22 (73.33%) Windows Server
3 20 (66.67%) Active Directory
4 13 (43.33%) Microsoft
5 11 (36.67%) Linux
5 11 (36.67%) PowerShell
6 10 (33.33%) DHCP
6 10 (33.33%) DNS
7 9 (30.00%) Citrix
8 8 (26.67%) VPN
8 8 (26.67%) Nmap
8 8 (26.67%) SCOM
8 8 (26.67%) CMDB
8 8 (26.67%) OpenVAS
8 8 (26.67%) Puppet
9 7 (23.33%) Microsoft Azure
10 6 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
11 5 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
11 5 (16.67%) Server Patching
11 5 (16.67%) SCCM
12 4 (13.33%) Release Management
12 4 (13.33%) Degree
12 4 (13.33%) DevOps
12 4 (13.33%) VMware
12 4 (13.33%) Service Management
12 4 (13.33%) TCP/IP
12 4 (13.33%) ITIL
12 4 (13.33%) .NET
12 4 (13.33%) SQL Server
12 4 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification

WSUS
Co-occurring 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 2 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (3.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.33%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (3.33%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 7 (23.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (6.67%) Office 365
3 1 (3.33%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 10 (33.33%) DHCP
1 10 (33.33%) DNS
2 8 (26.67%) VPN
3 4 (13.33%) Internet
3 4 (13.33%) TCP/IP
4 3 (10.00%) Cisco IOS
4 3 (10.00%) FTP
5 2 (6.67%) LAN
5 2 (6.67%) SMTP
6 1 (3.33%) MPLS
6 1 (3.33%) SAN
6 1 (3.33%) Skype
6 1 (3.33%) SNMP
6 1 (3.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 1 (3.33%) Automotive
1 1 (3.33%) French Language
1 1 (3.33%) Legal
1 1 (3.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (20.00%) IT Engineer
1 6 (20.00%) Support Engineer
2 4 (13.33%) Azure DevOps
2 4 (13.33%) Azure DevOps Engineer
2 4 (13.33%) Azure Engineer
2 4 (13.33%) DevOps Engineer
3 3 (10.00%) Administrator
3 3 (10.00%) Consultant
3 3 (10.00%) Field Engineer
3 3 (10.00%) Systems Administrator
3 3 (10.00%) Windows Administrator
3 3 (10.00%) Windows Systems Administrator
4 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 2 (6.67%) Server Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Windows Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Active Directory Consultant
5 1 (3.33%) IT Security Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Security Manager
5 1 (3.33%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (13.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (26.67%) CMDB
2 4 (13.33%) Fintech
3 3 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.33%) FMCG
4 1 (3.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 28 (93.33%) Windows
2 22 (73.33%) Windows Server
3 11 (36.67%) Linux
4 6 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (6.67%) Android
5 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (3.33%) Windows 10
6 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (16.67%) Server Patching
2 4 (13.33%) Continuous Deployment
2 4 (13.33%) DevOps
2 4 (13.33%) ITIL
2 4 (13.33%) Release Management
2 4 (13.33%) Service Management
3 3 (10.00%) Customer Engagement
3 3 (10.00%) Data Protection
3 3 (10.00%) High Availability
3 3 (10.00%) Problem Management
4 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Monitoring
4 2 (6.67%) Mobile Device Management
5 1 (3.33%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (3.33%) Cybersecurity
5 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Management
5 1 (3.33%) ISMS
5 1 (3.33%) Patch Management
5 1 (3.33%) Proactive Monitoring
5 1 (3.33%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 11 (36.67%) PowerShell
2 3 (10.00%) Shell Script
3 2 (6.67%) VB
4 1 (3.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (13.33%) Degree
1 4 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (10.00%) MCITP
2 3 (10.00%) MCTS
3 1 (3.33%) CCNP
3 1 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (3.33%) CISM
3 1 (3.33%) CISSP
3 1 (3.33%) CLAS
3 1 (3.33%) MCSE
3 1 (3.33%) PCI QSA
3 1 (3.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 1 (3.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (3.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 20 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 3 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.33%) BitLocker
3 1 (3.33%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (3.33%) Terminal Server
3 1 (3.33%) vCloud
3 1 (3.33%) VMware NSX
3 1 (3.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (26.67%) Nmap
1 8 (26.67%) OpenVAS
1 8 (26.67%) Puppet
1 8 (26.67%) SCOM
2 5 (16.67%) SCCM
3 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 2 (6.67%) AirWatch
4 2 (6.67%) NetBackup
4 2 (6.67%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (6.67%) vCenter Server
5 1 (3.33%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 13 (43.33%) Microsoft
2 9 (30.00%) Citrix
3 4 (13.33%) Symantec
3 4 (13.33%) VMware
4 3 (10.00%) Cisco
5 2 (6.67%) MobileIron
6 1 (3.33%) CommVault
6 1 (3.33%) Forcepoint
6 1 (3.33%) HP
6 1 (3.33%) Lumension
6 1 (3.33%) Nimble Storage
6 1 (3.33%) SolarWinds
6 1 (3.33%) Veeam
6 1 (3.33%) Wonderware