The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol 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 23 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 West / Bristol
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 74 71 -
Rank change year-on-year -3 -  
Contract jobs citing WSUS 2 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.24% 0.23% -
As % of the Systems Management category 2.86% 2.33% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £363 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £308 £291
% change year-on-year +4.06% +5.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £24.06 £40.00
% change year-on-year +14.29% -39.85%  

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 Bristol with a requirement for systems management skills.

Systems Management Skills
Bristol
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 70 86 67
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol 8.27% 10.08% 7.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 71 45
Median daily rate £400 £378 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.96% +0.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £325 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £590 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +12.50% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £22.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £34.85 £20.19
% change year-on-year -49.78% +72.65%  

WSUS
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bristol 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 Bristol

WSUS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WSUS in Bristol

WSUS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WSUS in Bristol

For the 6 months to 23 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 Bristol region with a requirement for WSUS.

1 7 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (71.43%) Active Directory
2 5 (71.43%) Windows Server
3 4 (57.14%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (57.14%) Task Automation
3 4 (57.14%) Patch Management
3 4 (57.14%) Server Patching
3 4 (57.14%) EMC VNX
3 4 (57.14%) Dell Compellent
3 4 (57.14%) Nimble Storage
3 4 (57.14%) Dell
3 4 (57.14%) SAN
3 4 (57.14%) NetApp
3 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (42.86%) PowerShell
4 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (42.86%) VBScript
5 2 (28.57%) Oracle
5 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
5 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (28.57%) PRINCE2
5 2 (28.57%) Linux
5 2 (28.57%) Tomcat
5 2 (28.57%) LAN
5 2 (28.57%) WAN
5 2 (28.57%) DHCP
5 2 (28.57%) VPN
5 2 (28.57%) Firewall
5 2 (28.57%) Degree

WSUS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bristol 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 (28.57%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (57.14%) SAN
2 2 (28.57%) DHCP
2 2 (28.57%) Firewall
2 2 (28.57%) LAN
2 2 (28.57%) VPN
2 2 (28.57%) WAN
3 1 (14.29%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Linux Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Active Directory Specialist
2 1 (14.29%) IT Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Operations Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) EMC VNX
2 1 (14.29%) Client/Server
2 1 (14.29%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (71.43%) Windows Server
3 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (28.57%) Linux
6 1 (14.29%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Patch Management
1 4 (57.14%) Server Patching
1 4 (57.14%) Task Automation
2 2 (28.57%) DevOps
2 2 (28.57%) PRINCE2
2 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) PowerShell
1 3 (42.86%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) Degree
System Software
1 5 (71.43%) Active Directory
2 4 (57.14%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (28.57%) Virtual Servers
3 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (28.57%) vSphere
4 1 (14.29%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Dell
1 4 (57.14%) Dell Compellent
1 4 (57.14%) NetApp
1 4 (57.14%) Nimble Storage
2 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 2 (28.57%) Oracle
2 2 (28.57%) VMware