Period
to 16 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 16 October 2018 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 of England
6 months to
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 190 201 162
Rank change year-on-year +11 -39 +38
Contract jobs citing WSUS 20 12 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.39% 0.24% 0.53%
As % of the Systems Management category 3.08% 2.18% 5.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 5 13
East of England median daily rate £338 £425 £170
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.59% +150.00% -32.00%
10th Percentile £298 £239 £140
90th Percentile £434 £608 £240
England median daily rate £350 £328 £325
% change year-on-year +6.87% +0.77% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
East of England median hourly rate £19.00 - £13.50
10th Percentile £18.50 - £11.26
90th Percentile £19.50 - £38.40
England median hourly rate £18.75 £20.00 £43.00
% change year-on-year -6.25% -53.49% +142.25%

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 the East of England with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 649 550 482
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 12.74% 10.92% 9.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 366 299 293
East of England median daily rate £450 £463 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.70% +14.91% +6.66%
10th Percentile £213 £183 £200
90th Percentile £600 £588 £575
England median daily rate £500 £475 £440
% change year-on-year +5.26% +7.95% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 32 22
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £14.67 £17.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.29% -15.57% -53.67%
10th Percentile £12.25 £10.40 £12.53
90th Percentile £28.22 £25.50 £39.77
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £22.75
% change year-on-year - -23.08% +8.33%

WSUS
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing WSUS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for WSUS in the East of England

WSUS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WSUS in the East of England

WSUS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WSUS in the East of England over the 6 months to 16 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WSUS in the East of England

WSUS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WSUS in the East of England

WSUS
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 6 months to 16 October 2018. 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
Hertfordshire -5 8 £338 -25.00%
Cambridgeshire - 7 £369 - 1
Bedfordshire +5 2 £319 -8.93%
Suffolk - 2 £550 -
Essex - 1 £400 -
WSUS
England

For the 6 months to 16 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing WSUS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the East of England region with a requirement for WSUS.

1 16 (80.00%) Windows
2 14 (70.00%) VMware
2 14 (70.00%) PowerShell
3 10 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 10 (50.00%) Linux
3 10 (50.00%) DNS
3 10 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 9 (45.00%) Active Directory
4 9 (45.00%) DHCP
4 9 (45.00%) ITIL
5 8 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (40.00%) Security Management
5 8 (40.00%) Xen
6 7 (35.00%) Windows Server
6 7 (35.00%) Microsoft Azure
7 6 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 6 (30.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (30.00%) Red Hat
8 5 (25.00%) Shell Script
8 5 (25.00%) Bash Shell
8 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (25.00%) Splunk
8 5 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
9 4 (20.00%) Azure Active Directory
9 4 (20.00%) ITIL V3
9 4 (20.00%) Retail
9 4 (20.00%) Identity Management
9 4 (20.00%) PKI
10 3 (15.00%) IIS
10 3 (15.00%) Clustering

WSUS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 3 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (15.00%) IIS
1 3 (15.00%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 7 (35.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (20.00%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (5.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (50.00%) DNS
2 9 (45.00%) DHCP
3 3 (15.00%) Kerberos
4 1 (5.00%) LAN
4 1 (5.00%) SAN
4 1 (5.00%) SMTP
4 1 (5.00%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (5.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (10.00%) AdminStudio
2 1 (5.00%) JIRA
General
1 4 (20.00%) Retail
2 1 (5.00%) Billing
Job Titles
1 8 (40.00%) Administrator
2 5 (25.00%) Server Engineer
2 5 (25.00%) Systems Administrator
3 3 (15.00%) Linux Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Windows Administrator
4 2 (10.00%) Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Applications Packager
4 2 (10.00%) Azure Administrator
4 2 (10.00%) Identity Management Administrator
4 2 (10.00%) Identity Management Specialist
4 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Linux Administrator
4 2 (10.00%) VMWare Administrator
4 2 (10.00%) Windows Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Windows Systems Administrator
5 1 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Active Directory Administrator
5 1 (5.00%) Active Directory Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Linux Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.00%) LDAP
1 3 (15.00%) OAuth
1 3 (15.00%) SAML
2 1 (5.00%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) PKI
2 3 (15.00%) Clustering
3 1 (5.00%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 16 (80.00%) Windows
2 10 (50.00%) Linux
2 10 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (35.00%) Windows Server
5 6 (30.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (15.00%) Windows 7
8 1 (5.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (45.00%) ITIL
2 8 (40.00%) Security Management
3 4 (20.00%) Identity Management
3 4 (20.00%) ITIL V3
4 3 (15.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 2 (10.00%) Application Packaging
5 2 (10.00%) Business Continuity
5 2 (10.00%) Change Management
5 2 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (10.00%) Customer Requirements
5 2 (10.00%) Incident Management
6 1 (5.00%) High Availability
6 1 (5.00%) Load Balancing
6 1 (5.00%) Migration
6 1 (5.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (70.00%) PowerShell
2 5 (25.00%) Bash Shell
2 5 (25.00%) Shell Script
3 3 (15.00%) VB
3 3 (15.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (15.00%) MCSA
1 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (10.00%) MCSE
System Software
1 9 (45.00%) Active Directory
2 8 (40.00%) Xen
3 6 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (15.00%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
4 3 (15.00%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (10.00%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (5.00%) Hyper-V
6 1 (5.00%) NFS
Systems Management
1 5 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (15.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 3 (15.00%) Single Sign-On
3 2 (10.00%) SCCM
4 1 (5.00%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 14 (70.00%) VMware
2 10 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (30.00%) Red Hat
4 5 (25.00%) Splunk
5 3 (15.00%) Oracle
6 2 (10.00%) Cisco
6 2 (10.00%) Dell
6 2 (10.00%) HP
6 2 (10.00%) IBM
7 1 (5.00%) Sophos