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 3 months to 22 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
England / East of England
Rank 124 - 119
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing WSUS 4 0 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.19% - 0.35%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.85% - 5.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Median daily rate £425 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £384 £325
% change year-on-year -8.79% +18.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 9
Median hourly rate - - £22.50
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 the East of England with a requirement for systems management skills.

Systems Management Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 216 161 158
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 10.08% 6.60% 6.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 85 77
Median daily rate £450 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £200 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £535 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 11 30
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% -20.45%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £14.50 £11.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £44.00 £24.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 £23.25 £21.50
% change year-on-year -16.12% +8.13%  

WSUS
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England 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 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 Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 22 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
Essex - 4 £425 -
WSUS
England

WSUS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 22 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 East of England region with a requirement for WSUS.

1 16 (84.21%) Windows
2 13 (68.42%) ITIL
2 13 (68.42%) Active Directory
2 13 (68.42%) Windows Server
3 12 (63.16%) Microsoft
3 12 (63.16%) DHCP
3 12 (63.16%) DNS
4 8 (42.11%) Clustering
5 7 (36.84%) Service Management
5 7 (36.84%) PowerShell
6 6 (31.58%) Hyper-V
6 6 (31.58%) ITIL V3
6 6 (31.58%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (31.58%) A+ Certification
7 5 (26.32%) SLA
7 5 (26.32%) MCP
8 4 (21.05%) Migration
8 4 (21.05%) IIS
8 4 (21.05%) Kerberos
8 4 (21.05%) MS Exchange
8 4 (21.05%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (21.05%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (21.05%) Line Management
8 4 (21.05%) Customer Engagement
8 4 (21.05%) MCTS
8 4 (21.05%) MCITP
8 4 (21.05%) PKI
8 4 (21.05%) Degree
9 3 (15.79%) Statistics
9 3 (15.79%) Video Conferencing

WSUS
Top Related 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 4 (21.05%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (21.05%) IIS
1 4 (21.05%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.79%) Azure Active Directory
1 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (63.16%) DHCP
1 12 (63.16%) DNS
2 4 (21.05%) Kerberos
3 3 (15.79%) LDAP
4 1 (5.26%) Firewall
4 1 (5.26%) Internet
4 1 (5.26%) Intranet
4 1 (5.26%) IP Telephony
4 1 (5.26%) LAN
4 1 (5.26%) SAN
4 1 (5.26%) VoIP
4 1 (5.26%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (5.26%) Wireless
General
1 3 (15.79%) Finance
1 3 (15.79%) Legal
2 1 (5.26%) Law
Job Titles
1 5 (26.32%) Administrator
1 5 (26.32%) Systems Administrator
2 4 (21.05%) Consultant
2 4 (21.05%) Desktop Support
2 4 (21.05%) Support Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Desktop Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Hyper-V Consultant
3 3 (15.79%) Identity Management Administrator
3 3 (15.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Operations Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Support Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Active Directory Administrator
4 2 (10.53%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Support
4 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Server Consultant
4 2 (10.53%) Systems Support Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Windows Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.79%) OAuth
1 3 (15.79%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (42.11%) Clustering
2 4 (21.05%) PKI
3 3 (15.79%) Management Information System
3 3 (15.79%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (10.53%) CMDB
5 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (5.26%) CCTV
5 1 (5.26%) Fat Client
5 1 (5.26%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 16 (84.21%) Windows
2 13 (68.42%) Windows Server
3 6 (31.58%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (5.26%) Linux
5 1 (5.26%) Mac OS X Server
5 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (68.42%) ITIL
2 7 (36.84%) Service Management
3 6 (31.58%) ITIL V3
4 4 (21.05%) Customer Engagement
4 4 (21.05%) Line Management
4 4 (21.05%) Migration
5 3 (15.79%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (15.79%) Identity Management
5 3 (15.79%) Statistics
6 2 (10.53%) Configuration Management
7 1 (5.26%) Kalman Filter
7 1 (5.26%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 7 (36.84%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (31.58%) A+ Certification
2 5 (26.32%) MCP
3 4 (21.05%) Degree
3 4 (21.05%) MCITP
3 4 (21.05%) MCTS
3 4 (21.05%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (5.26%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (26.32%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (68.42%) Active Directory
2 6 (31.58%) Hyper-V
3 2 (10.53%) Terminal Services
3 2 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (5.26%) VMware ESX
4 1 (5.26%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (5.26%) vSphere
4 1 (5.26%) XenApp
4 1 (5.26%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (15.79%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (5.26%) SCCM
2 1 (5.26%) SCOM
Vendors
1 12 (63.16%) Microsoft
2 3 (15.79%) Dell
2 3 (15.79%) Oracle
3 2 (10.53%) HP
3 2 (10.53%) IBM
3 2 (10.53%) VMware
4 1 (5.26%) Apple
4 1 (5.26%) CheckPoint
4 1 (5.26%) Citrix
4 1 (5.26%) LANDesk
4 1 (5.26%) SonicWALL