Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 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)
UK > England
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 672 623 685
Rank change year-on-year -49 +62 +11
Contract jobs citing WSUS 177 254 186
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.19% 0.26% 0.18%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.66% 2.37% 2.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 160 126
England median daily rate £350 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% +8.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £159 £181 £195
90th Percentile £492 £476 £449
UK median daily rate £350 £325 £306
% change year-on-year +7.69% +6.12% -4.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 19 13
England median hourly rate £20.00 £43.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -53.49% +138.89% -25.77%
10th Percentile £13.51 £12.45 £13.87
90th Percentile £28.26 £45.75 £91.00
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £43.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year -53.49% +120.51% -48.00%

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 10652 10718 9034
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 11.33% 11.09% 8.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 7306 6904 5587
England median daily rate £475 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +9.09% +3.77%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £238
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £475 £441 £400
% change year-on-year +7.71% +10.25% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 258 243 312
England median hourly rate £17.07 £20.73 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.67% +3.65% +2.56%
10th Percentile £10.84 £12.80 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £44.50 £43.00
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £20.87 £19.03
% change year-on-year -16.13% +9.64% -3.43%

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 20 November 2017.

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 20 November 2017.

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 20 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
South East +6 48 £350 +9.38% 3
London -65 46 £400 +15.52% 4
North of England +35 33 £350 -12.50% 10
West Midlands +35 22 £315 -37.00% 4
Midlands +30 22 £315 -33.68% 4
North West +13 20 £388 -10.40% 7
South West +8 15 £250 -23.08% 4
East of England -26 13 £450 +157.14% 5
Yorkshire +17 10 £331 -1.92% 3
North East +44 3 £325 +1.56%
WSUS
UK

For the 6 months to 20 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 England region with a requirement for WSUS.

1 153 (86.44%) Windows
2 122 (68.93%) Active Directory
3 102 (57.63%) Windows Server
4 97 (54.80%) Microsoft
5 69 (38.98%) SCCM
6 65 (36.72%) VMware
7 55 (31.07%) Linux
8 52 (29.38%) DNS
9 46 (25.99%) VMware Infrastructure
10 44 (24.86%) PowerShell
11 42 (23.73%) SQL Server
12 39 (22.03%) MS Exchange
13 38 (21.47%) SAN
13 38 (21.47%) Firewall
13 38 (21.47%) Windows 7
14 37 (20.90%) Windows Server 2008
15 36 (20.34%) DHCP
15 36 (20.34%) Cisco
16 35 (19.77%) McAfee
17 33 (18.64%) Windows Server 2012
18 32 (18.08%) Security Cleared
19 30 (16.95%) Citrix
20 29 (16.38%) Configuration Management
21 27 (15.25%) ITIL
21 27 (15.25%) SQL
22 26 (14.69%) TCP/IP
22 26 (14.69%) Symantec
22 26 (14.69%) Office 365
23 25 (14.12%) Puppet
23 25 (14.12%) NetApp

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 39 (22.03%) MS Exchange
2 15 (8.47%) SharePoint
3 11 (6.21%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 11 (6.21%) SharePoint 2010
4 8 (4.52%) Exchange Server 2013
4 8 (4.52%) Skype for Business
5 7 (3.95%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (3.95%) IIS
6 5 (2.82%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (2.26%) Tomcat
Applications
1 19 (10.73%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.56%) Acrobat
2 1 (0.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.13%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 26 (14.69%) Office 365
2 22 (12.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (11.30%) Amazon AWS
4 13 (7.34%) Amazon EC2
4 13 (7.34%) Amazon ELB
4 13 (7.34%) Route 53
4 13 (7.34%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 4 (2.26%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (1.69%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.56%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 52 (29.38%) DNS
2 38 (21.47%) Firewall
2 38 (21.47%) SAN
3 36 (20.34%) DHCP
4 26 (14.69%) TCP/IP
5 23 (12.99%) LAN
6 18 (10.17%) WAN
7 16 (9.04%) VPN
8 9 (5.08%) Cisco ASA
8 9 (5.08%) Skype
9 7 (3.95%) Internet
9 7 (3.95%) NAS
9 7 (3.95%) SSL
10 6 (3.39%) Remote Desktop
11 5 (2.82%) IP Telephony
11 5 (2.82%) iSCSI
11 5 (2.82%) Wireless
12 4 (2.26%) FTP
13 3 (1.69%) SMTP
13 3 (1.69%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (23.73%) SQL Server
2 15 (8.47%) Amazon RDS
3 9 (5.08%) Power BI
4 4 (2.26%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.13%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 13 (7.34%) Artifactory
1 13 (7.34%) Git (software)
1 13 (7.34%) Jenkins
1 13 (7.34%) Sonatype Nexus
2 6 (3.39%) MSI
3 3 (1.69%) InstallShield
4 2 (1.13%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.56%) Chocolatey
General
1 22 (12.43%) Finance
2 4 (2.26%) Manufacturing
3 3 (1.69%) Back Office
4 2 (1.13%) Automotive
4 2 (1.13%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.56%) Banking
5 1 (0.56%) Electronics
5 1 (0.56%) French Language
5 1 (0.56%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.56%) Legal
5 1 (0.56%) Local Government
5 1 (0.56%) Marketing
5 1 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.56%) Private Banking
5 1 (0.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 25 (14.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 17 (9.60%) DevOps Engineer
3 15 (8.47%) Support Engineer
4 13 (7.34%) 3rd Line Support
5 12 (6.78%) Administrator
6 11 (6.21%) Analyst
7 10 (5.65%) IT Engineer
7 10 (5.65%) Server Engineer
7 10 (5.65%) Windows Administrator
8 9 (5.08%) Windows Engineer
9 8 (4.52%) Technical Support
10 7 (3.95%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 7 (3.95%) Desktop Support
11 6 (3.39%) Architect
11 6 (3.39%) Consultant
11 6 (3.39%) IT Support
11 6 (3.39%) SCCM Engineer
11 6 (3.39%) Systems Administrator
11 6 (3.39%) Technical Engineer
11 6 (3.39%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (7.34%) JSON
1 13 (7.34%) YAML
2 5 (2.82%) .NET
3 4 (2.26%) Software Packaging
3 4 (2.26%) Web Services
4 1 (0.56%) Middleware
4 1 (0.56%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 17 (9.60%) Data Centre
2 15 (8.47%) Blackberry
3 11 (6.21%) Management Information System
3 11 (6.21%) PKI
3 11 (6.21%) Replication
4 10 (5.65%) Fat Client
4 10 (5.65%) Thin Client
5 8 (4.52%) CMDB
6 4 (2.26%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (2.26%) Fintech
7 3 (1.69%) Driving Licence
7 3 (1.69%) VAX
8 2 (1.13%) Clustering
8 2 (1.13%) HP Storage
8 2 (1.13%) NHS
9 1 (0.56%) FMCG
9 1 (0.56%) Linux Command Line
9 1 (0.56%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.56%) Social Media
9 1 (0.56%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 153 (86.44%) Windows
2 102 (57.63%) Windows Server
3 55 (31.07%) Linux
4 38 (21.47%) Windows 7
5 37 (20.90%) Windows Server 2008
6 33 (18.64%) Windows Server 2012
7 20 (11.30%) Windows 10
8 13 (7.34%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (3.95%) Android
10 6 (3.39%) Unix
10 6 (3.39%) Windows 8
11 5 (2.82%) Windows 2000 Server
12 4 (2.26%) Apple iOS
12 4 (2.26%) Mac OS X
12 4 (2.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (2.26%) SUSE
13 3 (1.69%) Mac OS
14 2 (1.13%) Windows Vista
14 2 (1.13%) Windows XP
15 1 (0.56%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (16.38%) Configuration Management
2 27 (15.25%) ITIL
3 21 (11.86%) DevOps
4 19 (10.73%) Migration
5 16 (9.04%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (8.47%) Asset Management
7 13 (7.34%) Build Automation
7 13 (7.34%) Business Intelligence
7 13 (7.34%) Mobile Device Management
8 12 (6.78%) Release Management
8 12 (6.78%) Software Deployment
9 11 (6.21%) Coaching
10 10 (5.65%) Patch Management
10 10 (5.65%) Service Management
11 9 (5.08%) Data Protection
12 8 (4.52%) Change Management
12 8 (4.52%) Integration Testing
12 8 (4.52%) Problem Management
12 8 (4.52%) Project Management
13 7 (3.95%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 44 (24.86%) PowerShell
2 27 (15.25%) SQL
3 8 (4.52%) VBScript
4 6 (3.39%) Shell Script
5 3 (1.69%) VB
6 2 (1.13%) Bash Shell
6 2 (1.13%) Perl
6 2 (1.13%) Python
7 1 (0.56%) C
7 1 (0.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 32 (18.08%) Security Cleared
2 18 (10.17%) SC Cleared
3 15 (8.47%) Microsoft Certification
4 14 (7.91%) DV Cleared
5 10 (5.65%) MCSE
6 9 (5.08%) Degree
6 9 (5.08%) MCITP
7 6 (3.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 5 (2.82%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (2.82%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (2.26%) CCA
9 4 (2.26%) CCNA
9 4 (2.26%) Citrix Certification
9 4 (2.26%) MCTS
10 3 (1.69%) MCP
11 2 (1.13%) A+ Certification
11 2 (1.13%) CCNP
11 2 (1.13%) ISEB
11 2 (1.13%) ISTQB
11 2 (1.13%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.95%) SLA
2 6 (3.39%) PCI DSS
3 5 (2.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (2.82%) QA
4 1 (0.56%) COBIT
4 1 (0.56%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.56%) GDPR
4 1 (0.56%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (0.56%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (0.56%) RMADS
System Software
1 122 (68.93%) Active Directory
2 46 (25.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (11.86%) Hyper-V
4 19 (10.73%) Microsoft App-V
5 16 (9.04%) VMware ESXi
6 13 (7.34%) vSphere
7 12 (6.78%) Docker
8 11 (6.21%) Terminal Services
9 10 (5.65%) VMware Workstation
10 5 (2.82%) BitLocker
10 5 (2.82%) Virtual Servers
11 4 (2.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 4 (2.26%) XenApp
12 3 (1.69%) Terminal Server
12 3 (1.69%) VMware NSX
12 3 (1.69%) XenDesktop
13 2 (1.13%) DFS Replication
13 2 (1.13%) Samba
13 2 (1.13%) Virtual Desktop
13 2 (1.13%) Xen
Systems Management
1 69 (38.98%) SCCM
2 25 (14.12%) Puppet
3 20 (11.30%) Norton AntiVirus
4 18 (10.17%) McAfee ePO
5 15 (8.47%) SCOM
6 11 (6.21%) Ansible
6 11 (6.21%) Backup Exec
7 10 (5.65%) SafeCom
8 8 (4.52%) Nmap
8 8 (4.52%) OpenVAS
9 7 (3.95%) Terraform
10 6 (3.39%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 6 (3.39%) vCenter Server
11 5 (2.82%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 5 (2.82%) Microsoft Clustering
11 5 (2.82%) Nagios
12 3 (1.69%) NetBackup
12 3 (1.69%) Opscode Chef
12 3 (1.69%) PowerCLI
13 2 (1.13%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 97 (54.80%) Microsoft
2 65 (36.72%) VMware
3 36 (20.34%) Cisco
4 35 (19.77%) McAfee
5 30 (16.95%) Citrix
6 26 (14.69%) Symantec
7 25 (14.12%) NetApp
8 20 (11.30%) HP
9 13 (7.34%) Dell
10 12 (6.78%) Veeam
11 11 (6.21%) IBM
11 11 (6.21%) Sophos
12 10 (5.65%) Wyse
13 8 (4.52%) Lumension
14 6 (3.39%) MobileIron
14 6 (3.39%) Oracle
15 5 (2.82%) CommVault
15 5 (2.82%) EMC
15 5 (2.82%) Meraki
15 5 (2.82%) Red Hat