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 28 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 of England
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 125 120 143
Rank change year-on-year -5 +23  
Contract jobs citing WSUS 5 9 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.21% 0.35% 0.17%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.82% 3.86% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 3
Median daily rate £475 £158 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +200.63% -45.04%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £147 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £179 £458
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £305 £291
% change year-on-year +4.91% +4.72%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £47.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £29.13 £40.00
% change year-on-year -5.57% -27.18%  

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 274 233 379
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 11.60% 9.13% 12.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 146 237
Median daily rate £488 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.70% +9.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £300 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £378
% change year-on-year +12.50% +5.76%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 12 23
Median hourly rate £15.25 £35.43 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -56.95% -5.52%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.58 £17.50 £20.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £43.25 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £34.10 £20.50
% change year-on-year -48.68% +66.34%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WSUS in the East of England over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

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 3 months to 28 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
Hertfordshire +1 4 £550 -
Bedfordshire -8 1 £350 -
WSUS
England

For the 6 months to 28 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 of England region with a requirement for WSUS.

1 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 5 (55.56%) Windows 10
4 4 (44.44%) Remote Desktop
4 4 (44.44%) Service Management
4 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (44.44%) Windows Server
4 4 (44.44%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (44.44%) ITIL
4 4 (44.44%) DHCP
4 4 (44.44%) DNS
4 4 (44.44%) Migration
4 4 (44.44%) Clustering
4 4 (44.44%) MCTS
4 4 (44.44%) MCITP
4 4 (44.44%) PKI
4 4 (44.44%) Degree
4 4 (44.44%) DV Cleared
4 4 (44.44%) Security Cleared
4 4 (44.44%) Windows 2000 Server
4 4 (44.44%) Hyper-V
4 4 (44.44%) Customer Engagement
5 2 (22.22%) Terminal Services
6 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
6 1 (11.11%) C
6 1 (11.11%) SAN
6 1 (11.11%) SCCM
6 1 (11.11%) Telecoms

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:

Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) DHCP
1 4 (44.44%) DNS
1 4 (44.44%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (11.11%) SAN
General
1 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Consultant
1 4 (44.44%) Designer
1 4 (44.44%) Infrastructure Designer
2 3 (33.33%) Hyper-V Consultant
3 2 (22.22%) Server Consultant
3 2 (22.22%) Support Consultant
3 2 (22.22%) Windows Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) Deployment Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Field Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Field Support Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) IT Support Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) Migration Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) Server Support
4 1 (11.11%) Support Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Technical Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) Technical Support
4 1 (11.11%) Technical Support Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Technical Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Clustering
1 4 (44.44%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (55.56%) Windows 10
3 4 (44.44%) Windows 2000 Server
3 4 (44.44%) Windows Server
3 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Customer Engagement
1 4 (44.44%) ITIL
1 4 (44.44%) Migration
1 4 (44.44%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) Degree
1 4 (44.44%) DV Cleared
1 4 (44.44%) MCITP
1 4 (44.44%) MCTS
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (44.44%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 6 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 4 (44.44%) Hyper-V
3 2 (22.22%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft