Period
to 16 January 2019

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 January 2019 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 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 185 183 163
Rank change year-on-year -2 -20 +29
Contract jobs citing WSUS 12 12 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.27% 0.25% 0.44%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.01% 2.28% 4.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 9
East of England median daily rate £375 £283 £175
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +32.74% +61.43% -30.00%
10th Percentile £310 £160 £158
90th Percentile £479 £431 £195
England median daily rate £350 £350 £333
% change year-on-year - +5.11% +2.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
East of England median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £20.82 £20.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +4.08% -55.56% +114.29%

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 597 526 416
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 13.19% 10.98% 9.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 337 296 236
East of England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -5.88%
10th Percentile £200 £213 £200
90th Percentile £600 £592 £575
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 21 16
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.63 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.23% +0.79% -43.10%
10th Percentile £12.25 £10.16 £13.63
90th Percentile £36.70 £29.00 £35.13
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.14 £20.00
% change year-on-year +2.13% -14.33% -

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 January 2019.

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 January 2019. 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 7 £375 -11.76%
Cambridgeshire - 2 £400 - 4
Essex -23 1 £325 +132.14%
Norfolk - 1 £275 -
Suffolk - 1 £550 - 1
WSUS
England

For the 6 months to 16 January 2019, 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 11 (91.67%) Windows
2 8 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 8 (66.67%) VMware
3 7 (58.33%) DNS
4 6 (50.00%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (41.67%) Windows Server
5 5 (41.67%) DHCP
6 4 (33.33%) Internet
6 4 (33.33%) NetBackup
6 4 (33.33%) SCCM
6 4 (33.33%) PowerShell
6 4 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
6 4 (33.33%) Symantec
6 4 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 4 (33.33%) Task-Oriented
6 4 (33.33%) Veeam
6 4 (33.33%) Office 365
7 3 (25.00%) Windows 10
7 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
8 2 (16.67%) Identity Management
8 2 (16.67%) PKI
8 2 (16.67%) ITIL
8 2 (16.67%) Linux
8 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
9 1 (8.33%) Bash Shell
9 1 (8.33%) SolarWinds
9 1 (8.33%) Skype for Business
9 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (8.33%) Health Informatics

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 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (8.33%) IIS
1 1 (8.33%) MS Exchange
1 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
1 1 (8.33%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (33.33%) Office 365
2 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (58.33%) DNS
2 5 (41.67%) DHCP
3 4 (33.33%) Internet
4 1 (8.33%) Skype
4 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 4 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (8.33%) Electronic Patient Records
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Support Engineer
2 4 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (33.33%) Infrastructure Support
2 4 (33.33%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 3 (25.00%) Administrator
3 3 (25.00%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (16.67%) Systems Support Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Deployment Specialist
5 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 1 (8.33%) Storage Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Support Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Technical Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Technical Support
5 1 (8.33%) Technical Support Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Technical Support Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Windows Administrator
5 1 (8.33%) Windows Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) PKI
2 1 (8.33%) Blackberry
2 1 (8.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (8.33%) e-Health
2 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (8.33%) LIMS
2 1 (8.33%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (8.33%) NHS
2 1 (8.33%) PACS
2 1 (8.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 11 (91.67%) Windows
2 5 (41.67%) Windows Server
3 3 (25.00%) Windows 10
4 2 (16.67%) Linux
5 1 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (8.33%) Unix
5 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 4 (33.33%) Task-Oriented
2 2 (16.67%) Identity Management
2 2 (16.67%) ITIL
3 1 (8.33%) Analytics
3 1 (8.33%) Antivirus Management
3 1 (8.33%) Business Continuity
3 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (8.33%) Converged Infrastructure
3 1 (8.33%) Data Migration
3 1 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (8.33%) Health Informatics
3 1 (8.33%) Identity Access Management
3 1 (8.33%) Informatics
3 1 (8.33%) Load Balancing
3 1 (8.33%) Migration
3 1 (8.33%) Proactive Monitoring
3 1 (8.33%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 1 (8.33%) Bash Shell
2 1 (8.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (8.33%) MCSE
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) Cyber Essentials
1 1 (8.33%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
1 1 (8.33%) HL7
System Software
1 8 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 6 (50.00%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (8.33%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
3 1 (8.33%) Firmware
3 1 (8.33%) NFS
3 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (33.33%) NetBackup
1 4 (33.33%) SCCM
2 1 (8.33%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (8.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (8.33%) SCOM
2 1 (8.33%) Single Sign-On
2 1 (8.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 8 (66.67%) VMware
2 4 (33.33%) Symantec
2 4 (33.33%) Veeam
3 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (8.33%) Cisco
4 1 (8.33%) Dell
4 1 (8.33%) HP
4 1 (8.33%) IBM
4 1 (8.33%) Ivanti
4 1 (8.33%) Red Hat
4 1 (8.33%) SolarWinds