Period
to 19 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 19 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)
UK > England
6 months to
19 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 666 666 621
Rank change year-on-year 0 -45 +68
Contract jobs citing WSUS 183 175 218
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.20% 0.19% 0.24%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.36% 1.58% 2.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 115 137
England median daily rate £348 £350 £331
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.71% +5.74% +1.85%
10th Percentile £200 £138 £184
90th Percentile £475 £538 £496
UK median daily rate £350 £350 £326
% change year-on-year - +7.53% +0.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 15 8
England median hourly rate £18.50 £20.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.50% -55.56% +114.29%
10th Percentile £15.05 £16.31 £34.72
90th Percentile £28.25 £29.65 £83.25
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £20.00 £45.75
% change year-on-year -7.50% -56.28% +63.39%

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 England with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 13,476 11,105 10,039
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 14.89% 12.03% 11.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,074 7,633 6,447
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £313 £270 £273
90th Percentile £650 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 341 246 230
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.82 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.07% -15.93% -4.76%
10th Percentile £12.25 £10.94 £12.73
90th Percentile £47.00 £47.50 £49.65
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year - -12.50% -

WSUS
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing WSUS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for WSUS in England

WSUS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing WSUS in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for WSUS in England

WSUS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WSUS in England over the 6 months to 19 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WSUS in England

WSUS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing WSUS in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for WSUS in England

WSUS
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing WSUS in England over the 6 months to 19 January 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for WSUS in England

WSUS
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 6 months to 19 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
London -21 53 £375 -11.76% 8
South East +8 47 £320 -8.57% 6
North of England -11 24 £338 -3.57% 17
Midlands -15 24 £350 +9.38% 10
South West -10 23 £275 +22.22% 2
West Midlands -14 18 £313 -3.85% 9
Yorkshire +1 17 £450 +28.57% 8
East of England -1 12 £375 +32.74% 5
North West -9 7 £200 -49.21% 6
East Midlands +10 6 £360 +206.38% 1
WSUS
UK

For the 6 months to 19 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 England region with a requirement for WSUS.

1 159 (86.89%) Windows
2 108 (59.02%) Active Directory
3 105 (57.38%) SCCM
4 94 (51.37%) Microsoft
5 83 (45.36%) VMware
6 80 (43.72%) Windows Server
7 56 (30.60%) PowerShell
7 56 (30.60%) DNS
8 55 (30.05%) Windows 10
9 45 (24.59%) ITIL
10 44 (24.04%) Windows 7
11 43 (23.50%) VMware Infrastructure
12 42 (22.95%) Cisco
13 41 (22.40%) DHCP
14 39 (21.31%) Security Cleared
15 38 (20.77%) Windows Server 2012
16 37 (20.22%) MS Exchange
16 37 (20.22%) McAfee
17 35 (19.13%) Windows Server 2008
18 34 (18.58%) Patch Management
18 34 (18.58%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 32 (17.49%) Hyper-V
20 31 (16.94%) SCOM
21 29 (15.85%) Microsoft Office
22 27 (14.75%) Microsoft App-V
23 26 (14.21%) Office 365
24 25 (13.66%) vSphere
24 25 (13.66%) HP
25 24 (13.11%) Citrix
25 24 (13.11%) SQL Server

WSUS
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 37 (20.22%) MS Exchange
2 21 (11.48%) SharePoint
3 10 (5.46%) IIS
4 9 (4.92%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (4.37%) Skype for Business
6 6 (3.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 6 (3.28%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (2.73%) Apache
8 4 (2.19%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (2.19%) IBM Domino
8 4 (2.19%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.55%) CMS
9 1 (0.55%) MS Project Server
9 1 (0.55%) nginx
9 1 (0.55%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.55%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.55%) WordPress
Applications
1 29 (15.85%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (5.46%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.55%) Maya
3 1 (0.55%) NUKE
3 1 (0.55%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.55%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.55%) Sage 200
1 1 (0.55%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 26 (14.21%) Office 365
2 15 (8.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (3.83%) IaaS
4 5 (2.73%) PaaS
5 4 (2.19%) OneDrive
6 2 (1.09%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (1.09%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (1.09%) SaaS
7 1 (0.55%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.55%) Cloudflare
Communications & Networking
1 56 (30.60%) DNS
2 41 (22.40%) DHCP
3 22 (12.02%) LAN
4 21 (11.48%) Firewall
5 19 (10.38%) WAN
6 17 (9.29%) VPN
7 11 (6.01%) SAN
7 11 (6.01%) Structured Cabling
8 10 (5.46%) Cisco IOS
8 10 (5.46%) Internet
8 10 (5.46%) TCP/IP
9 7 (3.83%) Skype
10 5 (2.73%) Intranet
11 4 (2.19%) HTTP
11 4 (2.19%) Network Security
12 3 (1.64%) Cisco ASA
12 3 (1.64%) HTTPS
12 3 (1.64%) NetScaler
12 3 (1.64%) SSL
13 2 (1.09%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (13.11%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.28%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (2.19%) SQL Server 2016
4 3 (1.64%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.09%) MySQL
6 1 (0.55%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.55%) Electronic Patient Records
6 1 (0.55%) Firebird
6 1 (0.55%) Power BI
6 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 9 (4.92%) InstallShield
2 8 (4.37%) MSI
3 5 (2.73%) WinDbg
4 4 (2.19%) AdminStudio
5 3 (1.64%) JIRA
6 2 (1.09%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (1.09%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.55%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.55%) Metasploit
General
1 22 (12.02%) Finance
2 7 (3.83%) Law
3 6 (3.28%) Military
4 5 (2.73%) Banking
5 3 (1.64%) Back Office
5 3 (1.64%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.09%) Electronics
6 2 (1.09%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.09%) Marketing
6 2 (1.09%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.55%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.55%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.55%) French Language
7 1 (0.55%) Games
7 1 (0.55%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.55%) Local Government
7 1 (0.55%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 34 (18.58%) Analyst
2 31 (16.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 25 (13.66%) Support Analyst
4 23 (12.57%) Administrator
5 20 (10.93%) Systems Administrator
6 19 (10.38%) Infrastructure Support
7 15 (8.20%) Support Engineer
8 14 (7.65%) Wintel Engineer
9 13 (7.10%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 13 (7.10%) SCCM Engineer
10 12 (6.56%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
10 12 (6.56%) Windows Engineer
11 11 (6.01%) 3rd Line Support
12 8 (4.37%) Server Engineer
13 7 (3.83%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 7 (3.83%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
13 7 (3.83%) Consultant
13 7 (3.83%) Server Analyst
13 7 (3.83%) Windows Administrator
13 7 (3.83%) Windows Server Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.28%) Middleware
2 3 (1.64%) Software Packaging
3 2 (1.09%) .NET
3 2 (1.09%) HTML
3 2 (1.09%) LDAP
4 1 (0.55%) JSON
4 1 (0.55%) Web Services
4 1 (0.55%) XML
4 1 (0.55%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 17 (9.29%) Blackberry
1 17 (9.29%) Data Centre
1 17 (9.29%) PKI
2 14 (7.65%) Fat Client
2 14 (7.65%) Thin Client
3 10 (5.46%) Management Information System
4 9 (4.92%) Clustering
5 8 (4.37%) Self-Motivation
6 5 (2.73%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (2.19%) EMC VNX
8 3 (1.64%) Linux Command Line
8 3 (1.64%) NHS
8 3 (1.64%) Private Cloud
9 2 (1.09%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 2 (1.09%) Life Science
9 2 (1.09%) Public Cloud
9 2 (1.09%) Replication
10 1 (0.55%) Data Protection Act
10 1 (0.55%) Hedge funds
10 1 (0.55%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 159 (86.89%) Windows
2 80 (43.72%) Windows Server
3 55 (30.05%) Windows 10
4 44 (24.04%) Windows 7
5 38 (20.77%) Windows Server 2012
6 35 (19.13%) Windows Server 2008
7 24 (13.11%) Linux
8 12 (6.56%) Android
8 12 (6.56%) Unix
8 12 (6.56%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (3.83%) CentOS
9 7 (3.83%) Solaris
10 6 (3.28%) AIX
11 4 (2.19%) Ubuntu
12 3 (1.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (1.09%) HPUX
14 1 (0.55%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.55%) OS/2
14 1 (0.55%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.55%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (24.59%) ITIL
2 34 (18.58%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 34 (18.58%) Patch Management
3 22 (12.02%) Root Cause Analysis
4 18 (9.84%) Change Management
4 18 (9.84%) Service Management
5 17 (9.29%) Migration
6 16 (8.74%) Asset Management
7 14 (7.65%) Antivirus Management
8 13 (7.10%) Incident Management
8 13 (7.10%) Problem Management
9 12 (6.56%) Continuous Improvement
9 12 (6.56%) Proactive Monitoring
10 11 (6.01%) Service Delivery
11 10 (5.46%) Agile Software Development
11 10 (5.46%) Change Control
11 10 (5.46%) Configuration Management
12 9 (4.92%) Investment Management
12 9 (4.92%) ITIL V3
12 9 (4.92%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 56 (30.60%) PowerShell
2 18 (9.84%) VBScript
3 14 (7.65%) SQL
4 10 (5.46%) VB
5 8 (4.37%) Java
6 6 (3.28%) C
7 2 (1.09%) Bash Shell
7 2 (1.09%) C#
7 2 (1.09%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.55%) Groovy
8 1 (0.55%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.55%) PHP
Qualifications
1 39 (21.31%) Security Cleared
2 22 (12.02%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (12.02%) SC Cleared
3 14 (7.65%) DV Cleared
4 13 (7.10%) MCSA
4 13 (7.10%) MCSE
5 8 (4.37%) Degree
6 4 (2.19%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (2.19%) MCP
7 3 (1.64%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (1.09%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (1.09%) MCTS
8 2 (1.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.55%) CCNA
9 1 (0.55%) CISA
9 1 (0.55%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.55%) CISSP
9 1 (0.55%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.55%) MCITP
9 1 (0.55%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (7.65%) SLA
2 5 (2.73%) QA
3 1 (0.55%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (0.55%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 1 (0.55%) HL7
3 1 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.55%) PMO
System Software
1 108 (59.02%) Active Directory
2 43 (23.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (17.49%) Hyper-V
4 27 (14.75%) Microsoft App-V
5 25 (13.66%) vSphere
6 16 (8.74%) VMware ESXi
7 12 (6.56%) VMware Server
8 10 (5.46%) Virtual Machines
9 7 (3.83%) BitLocker
10 5 (2.73%) XenApp
11 4 (2.19%) DFS Replication
11 4 (2.19%) Terminal Server
11 4 (2.19%) Terminal Services
11 4 (2.19%) VMware Workstation
12 3 (1.64%) Firmware
12 3 (1.64%) Virtual Servers
13 2 (1.09%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 1 (0.55%) NFS
14 1 (0.55%) Squid
14 1 (0.55%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 105 (57.38%) SCCM
2 31 (16.94%) SCOM
3 12 (6.56%) Backup Exec
4 6 (3.28%) McAfee ePO
4 6 (3.28%) Norton AntiVirus
5 5 (2.73%) Microsoft Clustering
5 5 (2.73%) Perfmon
6 4 (2.19%) Microsoft Intune
6 4 (2.19%) Nessus
6 4 (2.19%) NetBackup
6 4 (2.19%) SafeCom
6 4 (2.19%) ThinApp
6 4 (2.19%) vCenter Server
7 3 (1.64%) AirWatch
7 3 (1.64%) OVSD
8 2 (1.09%) IBM BigFix
8 2 (1.09%) Puppet
8 2 (1.09%) Red Hat Satellite
8 2 (1.09%) SCOrch
8 2 (1.09%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 94 (51.37%) Microsoft
2 83 (45.36%) VMware
3 42 (22.95%) Cisco
4 37 (20.22%) McAfee
5 25 (13.66%) HP
6 24 (13.11%) Citrix
7 22 (12.02%) Veeam
8 18 (9.84%) Ivanti
8 18 (9.84%) Symantec
9 16 (8.74%) Sophos
10 14 (7.65%) Wyse
11 11 (6.01%) Shavlik
12 9 (4.92%) Splunk
13 8 (4.37%) Adobe
13 8 (4.37%) Altiris
14 7 (3.83%) Dell
14 7 (3.83%) NetApp
14 7 (3.83%) Red Hat
14 7 (3.83%) Sony
15 6 (3.28%) IBM