Period
to 21 August 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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 185 189 176
Rank change year-on-year +4 -13 +33
Contract jobs citing WSUS 21 11 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.42% 0.23% 0.29%
As % of the Systems Management category 3.42% 2.08% 3.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 7 7
East of England median daily rate £325 £425 £185
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.53% +129.73% -26.00%
10th Percentile £281 £268 £137
90th Percentile £395 £568 £265
England median daily rate £340 £320 £350
% change year-on-year +6.25% -8.57% +11.11%
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 £19.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year -1.32% -26.21% -1.90%

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 614 529 459
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 12.29% 11.28% 9.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 337 292 273
East of England median daily rate £450 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +11.76% +21.43%
10th Percentile £263 £190 £200
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
England median daily rate £495 £475 £438
% change year-on-year +4.21% +8.57% +9.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 36 24
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £14.67 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.29% -16.17% -45.31%
10th Percentile £12.25 £10.40 £12.58
90th Percentile £27.50 £23.37 £40.00
England median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year +8.57% -20.45% +7.32%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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
Cambridgeshire - 9 £313 - 1
Hertfordshire -4 8 £338 -28.95%
Bedfordshire +6 2 £319 -8.93%
Essex -2 1 £400 -5.88%
Suffolk - 1 - -
WSUS
England

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 18 (85.71%) Windows
2 16 (76.19%) PowerShell
3 15 (71.43%) VMware
4 11 (52.38%) Microsoft
4 11 (52.38%) Active Directory
4 11 (52.38%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (47.62%) ITIL
5 10 (47.62%) DHCP
5 10 (47.62%) DNS
6 9 (42.86%) Linux
6 9 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (38.10%) Security Management
7 8 (38.10%) Xen
7 8 (38.10%) Windows Server
7 8 (38.10%) Microsoft Azure
8 7 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
10 5 (23.81%) Bash Shell
10 5 (23.81%) Splunk
10 5 (23.81%) Opscode Chef
10 5 (23.81%) Shell Script
10 5 (23.81%) Red Hat
10 5 (23.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (19.05%) Retail
11 4 (19.05%) MS Exchange
11 4 (19.05%) Azure Active Directory
11 4 (19.05%) Exchange Server 2010
11 4 (19.05%) ITIL V3
12 3 (14.29%) Windows 7
12 3 (14.29%) VMware ESXi

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 4 (19.05%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (19.05%) MS Exchange
2 3 (14.29%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 8 (38.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (19.05%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (9.52%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (4.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (47.62%) DHCP
1 10 (47.62%) DNS
2 3 (14.29%) Kerberos
3 1 (4.76%) LAN
3 1 (4.76%) SAN
3 1 (4.76%) SMTP
3 1 (4.76%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (4.76%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (9.52%) AdminStudio
2 1 (4.76%) JIRA
General
1 4 (19.05%) Retail
2 1 (4.76%) Billing
Job Titles
1 9 (42.86%) Administrator
2 6 (28.57%) Systems Administrator
3 5 (23.81%) Server Engineer
4 4 (19.05%) Windows Administrator
5 3 (14.29%) Azure Administrator
5 3 (14.29%) Linux Engineer
5 3 (14.29%) VMWare Administrator
5 3 (14.29%) Windows Systems Administrator
6 2 (9.52%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (9.52%) Analyst
6 2 (9.52%) Applications Packager
6 2 (9.52%) Identity Management Administrator
6 2 (9.52%) Identity Management Specialist
6 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (9.52%) Linux Administrator
6 2 (9.52%) Windows Engineer
7 1 (4.76%) Consultant
7 1 (4.76%) Release Analyst
7 1 (4.76%) Server Support
7 1 (4.76%) Systems Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (14.29%) LDAP
1 3 (14.29%) OAuth
1 3 (14.29%) SAML
2 1 (4.76%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Clustering
1 3 (14.29%) PKI
2 1 (4.76%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 18 (85.71%) Windows
2 11 (52.38%) Windows Server 2012
3 9 (42.86%) Linux
3 9 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (38.10%) Windows Server
5 7 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (23.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (14.29%) Windows 7
8 1 (4.76%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (47.62%) ITIL
2 8 (38.10%) Security Management
3 4 (19.05%) ITIL V3
4 3 (14.29%) Business Continuity
4 3 (14.29%) Identity Management
4 3 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 2 (9.52%) Application Packaging
5 2 (9.52%) Change Management
5 2 (9.52%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (9.52%) Customer Requirements
5 2 (9.52%) Incident Management
6 1 (4.76%) High Availability
6 1 (4.76%) Load Balancing
6 1 (4.76%) Migration
6 1 (4.76%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (76.19%) PowerShell
2 5 (23.81%) Bash Shell
2 5 (23.81%) Shell Script
3 3 (14.29%) VB
3 3 (14.29%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
1 3 (14.29%) MCSA
1 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (9.52%) MCSE
System Software
1 11 (52.38%) Active Directory
2 8 (38.10%) Xen
3 6 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (14.29%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
4 3 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (9.52%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (4.76%) Hyper-V
6 1 (4.76%) NFS
Systems Management
1 5 (23.81%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (14.29%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 3 (14.29%) SCCM
2 3 (14.29%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 15 (71.43%) VMware
2 11 (52.38%) Microsoft
3 5 (23.81%) Red Hat
3 5 (23.81%) Splunk
4 3 (14.29%) Dell
4 3 (14.29%) HP
4 3 (14.29%) IBM
4 3 (14.29%) Oracle
5 1 (4.76%) Cisco
5 1 (4.76%) Sophos