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 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)
South East / Berkshire
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 89 114 104
Rank change year-on-year +25 -10  
Contract jobs citing WSUS 11 9 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.61% 0.38% 0.32%
As % of the Systems Management category 7.24% 3.40% 3.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 4
Median daily rate £360 £500 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -28.00% +81.81%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £500 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £391 £500 £363
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £308 £288
% change year-on-year +4.06% +6.95%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 0
Median hourly rate - £21.33 -
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 Berkshire with a requirement for systems management skills.

Systems Management Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 152 265 212
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 8.39% 11.24% 8.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 124 115
Median daily rate £400 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £377
% change year-on-year +12.50% +5.99%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 13 8
Median hourly rate £12.00 £21.33 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -43.74% +6.65%  
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 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 24 June 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 3 months to 24 June 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 +12 5 £315 -37.00%
Maidenhead - 4 £360 -
WSUS
South East

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 Berkshire region with a requirement for WSUS.

1 18 (100.00%) Windows
2 16 (88.89%) Active Directory
3 15 (83.33%) DNS
4 13 (72.22%) DHCP
5 12 (66.67%) VMware
5 12 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (61.11%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (61.11%) PowerShell
7 9 (50.00%) Android
7 9 (50.00%) Cisco IOS
7 9 (50.00%) SMTP
7 9 (50.00%) Cisco
7 9 (50.00%) Microsoft
7 9 (50.00%) LAN
7 9 (50.00%) VB
7 9 (50.00%) Symantec
7 9 (50.00%) NetBackup
7 9 (50.00%) Mobile Device Management
7 9 (50.00%) MobileIron
7 9 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013
7 9 (50.00%) AirWatch
7 9 (50.00%) Infrastructure Monitoring
8 7 (38.89%) Windows Server
9 5 (27.78%) Skype
9 5 (27.78%) Windows 10
9 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (27.78%) Norton AntiVirus
9 5 (27.78%) MS Exchange
9 5 (27.78%) Exchange Server 2007
9 5 (27.78%) VMware Infrastructure

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 9 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 5 (27.78%) Exchange Server 2007
2 5 (27.78%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (27.78%) MS Exchange
2 5 (27.78%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (5.56%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (5.56%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (5.56%) IaaS
3 1 (5.56%) iTunes
3 1 (5.56%) Office 365
3 1 (5.56%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 15 (83.33%) DNS
2 13 (72.22%) DHCP
3 9 (50.00%) Cisco IOS
3 9 (50.00%) LAN
3 9 (50.00%) SMTP
4 5 (27.78%) Skype
5 4 (22.22%) Internet
5 4 (22.22%) MPLS
5 4 (22.22%) VPN
5 4 (22.22%) WAN
6 1 (5.56%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2016
Job Titles
1 8 (44.44%) Consultant
2 7 (38.89%) Windows Consultant
3 5 (27.78%) Active Directory Engineer
3 5 (27.78%) Exchange Engineer
3 5 (27.78%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 5 (27.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (27.78%) VMware Engineer
4 4 (22.22%) Active Directory Consultant
4 4 (22.22%) VMware Consultant
5 2 (11.11%) Cloud Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) Desktop Support
5 2 (11.11%) Field Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) Senior Cloud Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (5.56%) Applications Consultant
6 1 (5.56%) Applications Support
6 1 (5.56%) Desktop Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Field Support Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
1 1 (5.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 18 (100.00%) Windows
2 12 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 11 (61.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (50.00%) Android
5 7 (38.89%) Windows Server
6 5 (27.78%) Windows 10
6 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (50.00%) Infrastructure Monitoring
1 9 (50.00%) Mobile Device Management
2 4 (22.22%) ITIL
2 4 (22.22%) Problem Management
2 4 (22.22%) Virtual Infrastructure
3 2 (11.11%) Customer Engagement
3 2 (11.11%) High Availability
3 2 (11.11%) Incident Management
3 2 (11.11%) Service Management
4 1 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (5.56%) DevOps
4 1 (5.56%) Line Management
4 1 (5.56%) Migration
4 1 (5.56%) Mobile First
Programming Languages
1 11 (61.11%) PowerShell
2 9 (50.00%) VB
3 2 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) Degree
1 3 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (11.11%) MCITP
2 2 (11.11%) MCTS
2 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 16 (88.89%) Active Directory
2 5 (27.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (11.11%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (11.11%) vSphere
4 1 (5.56%) Hyper-V
4 1 (5.56%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (5.56%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 9 (50.00%) AirWatch
1 9 (50.00%) NetBackup
2 5 (27.78%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (5.56%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (5.56%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (5.56%) SCCM
3 1 (5.56%) SCOM
Vendors
1 12 (66.67%) VMware
2 9 (50.00%) Cisco
2 9 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (50.00%) MobileIron
2 9 (50.00%) Symantec
3 1 (5.56%) Citrix
3 1 (5.56%) McAfee