Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 198 171 201
Rank change year-on-year -27 +30 +1
Contract jobs citing WSUS 15 24 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.29% 0.49% 0.12%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.71% 5.18% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 11 9
East of England median daily rate £425 £175 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +142.86% -30.00% -9.09%
10th Percentile £154 £158 £198
90th Percentile £608 £250 £518
England median daily rate £345 £325 £306
% change year-on-year +6.15% +6.12% -4.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
East of England median hourly rate - £13.50 -
England median hourly rate £20.00 £43.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -53.49% +138.89% -25.77%

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 554 463 602
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 10.74% 9.50% 10.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 302 277 350
East of England median daily rate £450 £403 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.80% -1.83% +17.14%
10th Percentile £160 £200 £217
90th Percentile £583 £575 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £413
% change year-on-year +5.56% +9.09% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 26 40
East of England median hourly rate £14.50 £16.50 £33.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.12% -51.11% +121.31%
10th Percentile £10.40 £12.63 £10.50
90th Percentile £27.60 £37.59 £60.00
England median hourly rate £17.00 £20.38 £20.00
% change year-on-year -16.56% +1.88% +2.56%

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 23 November 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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 +2 14 £450 +140.00%
Essex -16 1 £140 -
WSUS
England

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 12 (80.00%) Windows
2 9 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (60.00%) Active Directory
3 8 (53.33%) PKI
3 8 (53.33%) Security Cleared
4 7 (46.67%) SAN
5 6 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (40.00%) DV Cleared
5 6 (40.00%) VMware
5 6 (40.00%) Windows 10
6 5 (33.33%) SQL Server
7 4 (26.67%) Linux
7 4 (26.67%) Dell
7 4 (26.67%) Red Hat
7 4 (26.67%) PowerShell
7 4 (26.67%) Windows 2000 Server
7 4 (26.67%) Remote Desktop
7 4 (26.67%) Windows Server
8 3 (20.00%) Capacity Management
8 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Clustering
8 3 (20.00%) Data Centre
8 3 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (20.00%) SCCM
8 3 (20.00%) CommVault
8 3 (20.00%) NetApp
8 3 (20.00%) Symantec
8 3 (20.00%) Norton AntiVirus
8 3 (20.00%) EMC

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 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (6.67%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 7 (46.67%) SAN
2 4 (26.67%) Remote Desktop
3 3 (20.00%) DHCP
3 3 (20.00%) SSL
4 1 (6.67%) DNS
4 1 (6.67%) Firewall
4 1 (6.67%) Internet
4 1 (6.67%) Intranet
4 1 (6.67%) IP Telephony
4 1 (6.67%) LAN
4 1 (6.67%) VoIP
4 1 (6.67%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (6.67%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (13.33%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) InstallShield
1 2 (13.33%) MSI
General
1 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (26.67%) Designer
2 4 (26.67%) Infrastructure Designer
3 2 (13.33%) Backup Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Backup Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Server Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Applications Packager
4 1 (6.67%) Data Centre Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Data Centre Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Database Manager
4 1 (6.67%) IT Manager
4 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared Application Packager
4 1 (6.67%) SCCM Specialist
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (53.33%) PKI
2 3 (20.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (6.67%) CCTV
3 1 (6.67%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 12 (80.00%) Windows
2 6 (40.00%) Windows 10
3 4 (26.67%) Linux
3 4 (26.67%) Windows 2000 Server
3 4 (26.67%) Windows Server
4 3 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (13.33%) Windows 7
6 1 (6.67%) Mac OS X Server
6 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (20.00%) Capacity Management
2 2 (13.33%) Disk Encryption
2 2 (13.33%) Security Management
2 2 (13.33%) Software Distribution
3 1 (6.67%) High Availability
3 1 (6.67%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (6.67%) Patch Management
3 1 (6.67%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) PowerShell
2 3 (20.00%) SQL
3 2 (13.33%) Bash Shell
3 2 (13.33%) Shell Script
4 1 (6.67%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (53.33%) Security Cleared
2 6 (40.00%) DV Cleared
3 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
4 1 (6.67%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (13.33%) BitLocker
4 2 (13.33%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (13.33%) Xen
5 1 (6.67%) Hyper-V
5 1 (6.67%) vSphere
5 1 (6.67%) XenApp
5 1 (6.67%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Clustering
1 3 (20.00%) Norton AntiVirus
1 3 (20.00%) SCCM
2 1 (6.67%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 9 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (40.00%) VMware
3 4 (26.67%) Dell
3 4 (26.67%) Red Hat
4 3 (20.00%) CommVault
4 3 (20.00%) EMC
4 3 (20.00%) NetApp
4 3 (20.00%) Symantec
5 2 (13.33%) Lumension
5 2 (13.33%) Splunk
6 1 (6.67%) Apple
6 1 (6.67%) Citrix
6 1 (6.67%) SonicWALL
6 1 (6.67%) Sophos