The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 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)
England / East Midlands
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 101 - 96
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing WSUS 2 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.13% - 0.19%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.45% - 3.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 2
Median daily rate £215 - £278
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 - £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £219 - £300
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £308 £288
% change year-on-year +4.06% +6.95%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 the East Midlands with a requirement for systems management skills.

Systems Management Skills
East Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 138 119 93
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 9.17% 7.75% 5.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 86 64
Median daily rate £425 £538 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.93% +13.15%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £325 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £377
% change year-on-year +12.50% +5.99%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 2
Median hourly rate £14.20 £14.75 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.72% +13.46%  
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 the East Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East Midlands 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 the East Midlands

WSUS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WSUS in the East Midlands

WSUS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WSUS in the East Midlands

WSUS
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WSUS within the East Midlands 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
Nottinghamshire - 2 £215 -
WSUS
England

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 East Midlands region with a requirement for WSUS.

1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 3 (75.00%) Windows 8
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (75.00%) Windows 10
2 3 (75.00%) Change Management
2 3 (75.00%) ITIL
2 3 (75.00%) SCCM
2 3 (75.00%) Hyper-V
2 3 (75.00%) DHCP
2 3 (75.00%) DNS
3 2 (50.00%) SLA
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (50.00%) Polycom
3 2 (50.00%) Back Office
4 1 (25.00%) Firewall
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (25.00%) Linux
4 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
4 1 (25.00%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (25.00%) Cyber Essentials PLUS

WSUS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands 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:

Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) DHCP
1 3 (75.00%) DNS
2 1 (25.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (50.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Windows Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 3 (75.00%) Windows 10
2 3 (75.00%) Windows 8
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (50.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Change Management
1 3 (75.00%) ITIL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) SLA
2 1 (25.00%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (25.00%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (75.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (75.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (50.00%) Polycom