Period
to 18 February 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 18 February 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
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 186 165 191
Rank change year-on-year -21 +26 -5
Contract jobs citing WSUS 15 19 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.32% 0.43% 0.059%
As % of the Systems Management category 3.04% 4.74% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 2
East of England median daily rate £265 £173 £220
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +53.62% -21.59% -20.00%
10th Percentile £180 £158 £196
90th Percentile £405 £196 £244
England median daily rate £350 £335 £329
% change year-on-year +4.48% +1.90% +1.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
East of England median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £20.00 £43.28 £28.25
% change year-on-year -53.79% +53.20% +25.56%

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 493 401 445
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 10.66% 9.07% 8.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 282 224 236
East of England median daily rate £425 £405 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.94% -4.71% +21.43%
10th Percentile £181 £186 £209
90th Percentile £597 £588 £581
England median daily rate £495 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +10.00% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 14 32
East of England median hourly rate £12.72 £16.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.91% -5.71% -
10th Percentile £10.16 £13.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £29.00 £34.89 £44.00
England median hourly rate £16.63 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -16.85% - +1.81%

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 18 February 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 18 February 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 +3 11 £425 +126.67%
Cambridgeshire -17 2 £275 - 3
Essex 0 1 £140 -
Bedfordshire -10 1 £265 +41.33% 1
WSUS
England

For the 6 months to 18 February 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 13 (86.67%) Windows
2 10 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 10 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 9 (60.00%) PowerShell
4 8 (53.33%) SCCM
5 7 (46.67%) VMware
6 6 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (40.00%) Windows Server
7 5 (33.33%) Windows 10
7 5 (33.33%) Security Cleared
7 5 (33.33%) PKI
7 5 (33.33%) Windows 7
7 5 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (26.67%) Red Hat
8 4 (26.67%) SQL Server
8 4 (26.67%) SAN
8 4 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
9 3 (20.00%) SC Cleared
9 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (20.00%) Software Distribution
9 3 (20.00%) BitLocker
9 3 (20.00%) CommVault
9 3 (20.00%) DHCP
9 3 (20.00%) Linux
9 3 (20.00%) MSI
9 3 (20.00%) InstallShield
9 3 (20.00%) Disk Encryption
10 2 (13.33%) Data Centre
10 2 (13.33%) Microsoft 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (26.67%) SAN
2 3 (20.00%) DHCP
3 2 (13.33%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (26.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (13.33%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 3 (20.00%) InstallShield
1 3 (20.00%) MSI
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Server Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Server Support
3 2 (13.33%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
3 2 (13.33%) 3rd Line Server Support
3 2 (13.33%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (13.33%) Active Directory Support
3 2 (13.33%) Applications Packager
3 2 (13.33%) Backup Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Backup Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared Application Packager
3 2 (13.33%) Wintel Support
4 1 (6.67%) SCCM Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) SCCM Specialist
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Server Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Server Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Server Support
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) PKI
2 2 (13.33%) Data Centre
3 1 (6.67%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 13 (86.67%) Windows
2 6 (40.00%) Windows Server
2 6 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (33.33%) Windows 10
3 5 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 3 (20.00%) Linux
4 3 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (20.00%) Disk Encryption
1 3 (20.00%) Software Distribution
2 2 (13.33%) Application Packaging
2 2 (13.33%) Capacity Management
2 2 (13.33%) Security Management
3 1 (6.67%) Change Management
3 1 (6.67%) High Availability
3 1 (6.67%) Incident Management
3 1 (6.67%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (60.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (13.33%) Bash Shell
2 2 (13.33%) Shell Script
2 2 (13.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 3 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (13.33%) DV Cleared
4 1 (6.67%) MCSE
4 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 5 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (20.00%) BitLocker
5 2 (13.33%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (13.33%) Xen
Systems Management
1 8 (53.33%) SCCM
2 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Clustering
2 2 (13.33%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 10 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 7 (46.67%) VMware
3 4 (26.67%) Red Hat
4 3 (20.00%) CommVault
5 2 (13.33%) Dell
5 2 (13.33%) EMC
5 2 (13.33%) Lumension
5 2 (13.33%) NetApp
5 2 (13.33%) Splunk
5 2 (13.33%) Symantec
6 1 (6.67%) Sophos