The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 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.

Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
South East / Buckinghamshire
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 78 - 87
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing WSUS 7 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 0.69% - 0.25%
As % of the Systems Management category 5.51% - 1.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 2
Median daily rate £362 - £395
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £384 £314
% change year-on-year -8.79% +22.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Buckinghamshire with a requirement for systems management skills.

Systems Management Skills
Buckinghamshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 127 78 164
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 12.46% 7.48% 13.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 34 65
Median daily rate £450 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £295 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Median hourly rate £16.50 £14.85 £12.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +20.24%  
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 Buckinghamshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 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 Buckinghamshire

WSUS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WSUS in Buckinghamshire

WSUS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WSUS in Buckinghamshire

WSUS
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WSUS within the Buckinghamshire 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
Milton Keynes - 5 £350 -
WSUS
South East

WSUS
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

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 Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for WSUS.

1 14 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 13 (92.86%) Windows
3 12 (85.71%) Windows Server
4 11 (78.57%) Microsoft
5 10 (71.43%) ITIL
5 10 (71.43%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (71.43%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (71.43%) HP
5 10 (71.43%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (64.29%) VB
6 9 (64.29%) SC Cleared
6 9 (64.29%) Security Cleared
7 7 (50.00%) SCCM
8 6 (42.86%) BladeLogic
8 6 (42.86%) Windows Vista
8 6 (42.86%) Windows 7
8 6 (42.86%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 6 (42.86%) Windows 8
8 6 (42.86%) Patch Management
8 6 (42.86%) Security Patching
9 5 (35.71%) PowerShell
10 4 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2007
10 4 (28.57%) Cisco IOS
10 4 (28.57%) Cisco
10 4 (28.57%) Android
10 4 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
10 4 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
10 4 (28.57%) Skype for Business
10 4 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
10 4 (28.57%) Mobile Device Management

WSUS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Buckinghamshire 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 4 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2007
1 4 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2013
1 4 (28.57%) MS Exchange
1 4 (28.57%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (28.57%) Cisco IOS
1 4 (28.57%) DHCP
1 4 (28.57%) DNS
1 4 (28.57%) LAN
1 4 (28.57%) Skype
1 4 (28.57%) SMTP
1 4 (28.57%) WAN
2 1 (7.14%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (28.57%) SQL Server
1 4 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
1 4 (28.57%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 1 (7.14%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Deployment Specialist
2 4 (28.57%) Active Directory Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) Senior Active Directory Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) Senior VMware Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) VMware Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) Windows Specialist
3 2 (14.29%) Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Desktop Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Desktop Support
3 2 (14.29%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) SC Cleared Desktop Support
3 2 (14.29%) Support Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Applications Packager
4 1 (7.14%) Deployment Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) SCCM Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Support Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Deployment Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Data Centre
2 2 (14.29%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 13 (92.86%) Windows
2 12 (85.71%) Windows Server
3 10 (71.43%) Windows Server 2003
3 10 (71.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (71.43%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (42.86%) Windows 7
4 6 (42.86%) Windows 8
4 6 (42.86%) Windows Vista
5 4 (28.57%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (71.43%) ITIL
2 6 (42.86%) Patch Management
2 6 (42.86%) Security Patching
3 4 (28.57%) Data Centre Operations
3 4 (28.57%) Infrastructure Monitoring
3 4 (28.57%) Mobile Device Management
3 4 (28.57%) Multi-Factor Authentication
3 4 (28.57%) Service Management
3 4 (28.57%) Software Deployment
3 4 (28.57%) Two-Factor Authentication
4 3 (21.43%) Change Management
4 3 (21.43%) Disk Encryption
4 3 (21.43%) ITIL V3
4 3 (21.43%) Problem Management
4 3 (21.43%) Time Management
5 1 (7.14%) Application Packaging
5 1 (7.14%) Migration
5 1 (7.14%) Release Management
5 1 (7.14%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (64.29%) VB
2 5 (35.71%) PowerShell
3 4 (28.57%) SQL
3 4 (28.57%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (64.29%) SC Cleared
1 9 (64.29%) Security Cleared
2 3 (21.43%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (21.43%) SLA
2 2 (14.29%) QA
System Software
1 14 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (50.00%) SCCM
2 6 (42.86%) BladeLogic
2 6 (42.86%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 4 (28.57%) AirWatch
3 4 (28.57%) NetBackup
3 4 (28.57%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (7.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 11 (78.57%) Microsoft
2 10 (71.43%) HP
3 4 (28.57%) Cisco
3 4 (28.57%) MobileIron
3 4 (28.57%) Remedy
3 4 (28.57%) Symantec
3 4 (28.57%) VMware
4 3 (21.43%) Intel Security
4 3 (21.43%) Lumension