Period
to 13 November 2018

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 13 November 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)
UK > England
6 months to
13 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 607 695 613
Rank change year-on-year +88 -82 +93
Contract jobs citing WSUS 263 173 267
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.28% 0.18% 0.27%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.91% 1.56% 2.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 168 103 169
England median daily rate £340 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.86% +7.69% +8.33%
10th Percentile £200 £158 £180
90th Percentile £488 £485 £475
UK median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year - +7.69% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 18 19
England median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.00% -53.49% +138.89%
10th Percentile £13.35 £13.51 £12.45
90th Percentile £28.25 £28.26 £45.75
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £43.00
% change year-on-year -5.00% -53.49% +120.51%

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 13,739 11,067 11,262
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 14.49% 11.78% 11.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,376 7,535 7,248
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +9.09%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £263
90th Percentile £650 £625 £588
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £438
% change year-on-year +5.26% +8.57% +9.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 373 261 250
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -22.22% +11.47%
10th Percentile £12.25 £10.88 £13.00
90th Percentile £47.00 £47.83 £53.75
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £23.25
% change year-on-year - -24.73% +19.23%

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 13 November 2018.

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 13 November 2018.

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 13 November 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
London +44 79 £375 -5.06% 6
South East -6 57 £269 -23.14% 14
Midlands +12 50 £360 +14.29% 11
West Midlands -10 36 £400 +26.98% 9
North of England -20 31 £325 -7.14% 6
East of England +15 24 £350 -22.22% 7
South West -31 22 £275 +10.00%
Yorkshire +3 17 £350 +5.66% 5
North West -9 14 £255 -34.19% 1
East Midlands - 14 £322 - 2
WSUS
UK

For the 6 months to 13 November 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 England region with a requirement for WSUS.

1 232 (88.21%) Windows
2 162 (61.60%) Active Directory
3 143 (54.37%) Microsoft
4 139 (52.85%) Windows Server
5 130 (49.43%) SCCM
6 115 (43.73%) VMware
7 82 (31.18%) PowerShell
8 73 (27.76%) Windows 7
8 73 (27.76%) Windows 10
9 72 (27.38%) DNS
10 69 (26.24%) VMware Infrastructure
11 61 (23.19%) ITIL
12 60 (22.81%) Windows Server 2012
13 57 (21.67%) Cisco
13 57 (21.67%) MS Exchange
14 53 (20.15%) DHCP
15 51 (19.39%) Windows Server 2008
16 50 (19.01%) McAfee
17 49 (18.63%) Security Cleared
17 49 (18.63%) Microsoft Azure
17 49 (18.63%) Office 365
18 47 (17.87%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 46 (17.49%) Linux
20 45 (17.11%) SQL Server
20 45 (17.11%) Hyper-V
21 44 (16.73%) Patch Management
22 39 (14.83%) SCOM
23 38 (14.45%) Microsoft Office
24 37 (14.07%) SQL
25 35 (13.31%) HP

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 57 (21.67%) MS Exchange
2 20 (7.60%) SharePoint
3 18 (6.84%) Exchange Server 2010
4 15 (5.70%) IIS
5 9 (3.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 8 (3.04%) Apache
6 8 (3.04%) Exchange Server 2007
6 8 (3.04%) Exchange Server 2013
7 6 (2.28%) Skype for Business
8 5 (1.90%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (0.76%) MS Project Server
10 1 (0.38%) CMS
10 1 (0.38%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.38%) WordPress
Applications
1 38 (14.45%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (3.80%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.38%) Sage 200
1 1 (0.38%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 49 (18.63%) Microsoft Azure
1 49 (18.63%) Office 365
2 24 (9.13%) IaaS
3 16 (6.08%) PaaS
4 15 (5.70%) Amazon AWS
5 13 (4.94%) Azure Active Directory
6 12 (4.56%) Cloud Computing
7 11 (4.18%) SaaS
8 8 (3.04%) Amazon EC2
8 8 (3.04%) Amazon ELB
8 8 (3.04%) Route 53
8 8 (3.04%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 6 (2.28%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.38%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.38%) GitHub
10 1 (0.38%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 72 (27.38%) DNS
2 53 (20.15%) DHCP
3 31 (11.79%) Firewall
4 30 (11.41%) LAN
5 27 (10.27%) VPN
6 25 (9.51%) WAN
7 20 (7.60%) SAN
8 11 (4.18%) Internet
9 10 (3.80%) Cisco Firepower
9 10 (3.80%) Cisco IOS
9 10 (3.80%) Structured Cabling
10 8 (3.04%) Network Security
11 6 (2.28%) TCP/IP
12 5 (1.90%) Skype
13 4 (1.52%) Intranet
13 4 (1.52%) iSCSI
14 3 (1.14%) Cisco ASA
14 3 (1.14%) FTP
14 3 (1.14%) NAS
14 3 (1.14%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (17.11%) SQL Server
2 13 (4.94%) Amazon RDS
3 5 (1.90%) SQL Server 2016
4 4 (1.52%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (1.14%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.14%) Power BI
6 1 (0.38%) Firebird
6 1 (0.38%) InfluxDB
6 1 (0.38%) MySQL
6 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 18 (6.84%) Team Foundation Server
1 18 (6.84%) Visual Studio
2 7 (2.66%) Git (software)
3 6 (2.28%) Visual Studio Team System
4 3 (1.14%) MSI
4 3 (1.14%) WinDbg
5 2 (0.76%) AdminStudio
5 2 (0.76%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.76%) JIRA
5 2 (0.76%) Subversion
6 1 (0.38%) Gerrit
6 1 (0.38%) Hudson
6 1 (0.38%) Metasploit
6 1 (0.38%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 34 (12.93%) Finance
2 7 (2.66%) Back Office
2 7 (2.66%) Law
2 7 (2.66%) Marketing
3 6 (2.28%) Retail
4 5 (1.90%) Banking
4 5 (1.90%) Military
5 4 (1.52%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.14%) Electronics
6 3 (1.14%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.76%) Advertising
7 2 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.38%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.38%) Billing
8 1 (0.38%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.38%) French Language
8 1 (0.38%) Local Government
8 1 (0.38%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 50 (19.01%) Analyst
2 40 (15.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 29 (11.03%) Support Analyst
4 26 (9.89%) Infrastructure Support
4 26 (9.89%) Support Engineer
5 24 (9.13%) Administrator
6 21 (7.98%) Server Engineer
7 20 (7.60%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 19 (7.22%) Windows Engineer
9 18 (6.84%) 3rd Line Support
10 15 (5.70%) Desktop Support
10 15 (5.70%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
11 14 (5.32%) DevOps Engineer
12 13 (4.94%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 13 (4.94%) Consultant
12 13 (4.94%) SCCM Engineer
12 13 (4.94%) Security Engineer
12 13 (4.94%) Wintel Engineer
13 11 (4.18%) Systems Administrator
13 11 (4.18%) Windows Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (5.32%) .NET
2 9 (3.42%) JSON
3 5 (1.90%) Middleware
4 4 (1.52%) LDAP
5 2 (0.76%) OAuth
5 2 (0.76%) SAML
5 2 (0.76%) Web Services
6 1 (0.38%) COM
6 1 (0.38%) Elastic Stack
6 1 (0.38%) HTML
6 1 (0.38%) Sensu
6 1 (0.38%) Software Packaging
6 1 (0.38%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 21 (7.98%) Data Centre
1 21 (7.98%) Fat Client
1 21 (7.98%) Thin Client
2 19 (7.22%) Blackberry
3 15 (5.70%) Clustering
4 12 (4.56%) PKI
5 11 (4.18%) Public Cloud
6 10 (3.80%) Self-Motivation
7 5 (1.90%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.52%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (1.52%) EMC VNX
9 3 (1.14%) Hybrid Cloud
9 3 (1.14%) iPhone
9 3 (1.14%) Replication
10 2 (0.76%) Computer Science
10 2 (0.76%) Data Protection Act
10 2 (0.76%) EMC VNXe
10 2 (0.76%) Life Science
10 2 (0.76%) NHS
10 2 (0.76%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 232 (88.21%) Windows
2 139 (52.85%) Windows Server
3 73 (27.76%) Windows 10
3 73 (27.76%) Windows 7
4 60 (22.81%) Windows Server 2012
5 51 (19.39%) Windows Server 2008
6 46 (17.49%) Linux
7 29 (11.03%) Windows Server 2003
8 14 (5.32%) Unix
9 13 (4.94%) Android
10 11 (4.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 8 (3.04%) CentOS
11 8 (3.04%) Solaris
12 6 (2.28%) AIX
13 3 (1.14%) Windows XP
14 2 (0.76%) HPUX
14 2 (0.76%) Windows 8
15 1 (0.38%) OS/2
15 1 (0.38%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.38%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (23.19%) ITIL
2 47 (17.87%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 44 (16.73%) Patch Management
4 30 (11.41%) Change Management
5 29 (11.03%) Migration
6 26 (9.89%) Configuration Management
7 21 (7.98%) ITIL V3
8 20 (7.60%) Agile Software Development
8 20 (7.60%) DevOps
9 19 (7.22%) Root Cause Analysis
9 19 (7.22%) Service Management
10 15 (5.70%) Application Packaging
10 15 (5.70%) Continuous Improvement
10 15 (5.70%) Problem Management
11 14 (5.32%) Asset Management
12 13 (4.94%) Line Management
12 13 (4.94%) Server Management
13 12 (4.56%) Cybersecurity
13 12 (4.56%) Incident Management
14 11 (4.18%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 82 (31.18%) PowerShell
2 37 (14.07%) SQL
3 21 (7.98%) VBScript
4 14 (5.32%) C#
5 12 (4.56%) T-SQL
6 9 (3.42%) Bash Shell
6 9 (3.42%) Java
6 9 (3.42%) VB
7 6 (2.28%) C
8 5 (1.90%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.76%) PHP
9 2 (0.76%) Python
10 1 (0.38%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.38%) Perl
10 1 (0.38%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 49 (18.63%) Security Cleared
2 35 (13.31%) Microsoft Certification
3 28 (10.65%) SC Cleared
4 23 (8.75%) DV Cleared
4 23 (8.75%) MCSA
5 17 (6.46%) MCSE
6 9 (3.42%) MCP
7 8 (3.04%) BPSS Clearance
7 8 (3.04%) Degree
8 6 (2.28%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 4 (1.52%) DBS Check
9 4 (1.52%) MCITP
10 3 (1.14%) BC Cleared
10 3 (1.14%) MCTS
10 3 (1.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 2 (0.76%) CCA
11 2 (0.76%) Citrix Certification
11 2 (0.76%) Computer Science Degree
11 2 (0.76%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.76%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (7.22%) SLA
2 11 (4.18%) QA
3 3 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.38%) PMO
System Software
1 162 (61.60%) Active Directory
2 69 (26.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 45 (17.11%) Hyper-V
4 30 (11.41%) Microsoft App-V
5 28 (10.65%) VMware ESXi
6 27 (10.27%) vSphere
7 15 (5.70%) Virtual Machines
8 13 (4.94%) VMware Server
9 9 (3.42%) BitLocker
9 9 (3.42%) XenApp
10 8 (3.04%) Terminal Services
10 8 (3.04%) VMware Workstation
10 8 (3.04%) Xen
11 7 (2.66%) Virtual Servers
11 7 (2.66%) XenDesktop
12 5 (1.90%) DFS Replication
12 5 (1.90%) XenServer
13 4 (1.52%) Firmware
13 4 (1.52%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 3 (1.14%) Docker
Systems Management
1 130 (49.43%) SCCM
2 39 (14.83%) SCOM
3 18 (6.84%) McAfee ePO
4 16 (6.08%) Backup Exec
5 12 (4.56%) vCenter Server
6 10 (3.80%) Microsoft Clustering
7 9 (3.42%) Terraform
8 8 (3.04%) SafeCom
9 6 (2.28%) NetBackup
9 6 (2.28%) Opscode Chef
10 3 (1.14%) Ansible
10 3 (1.14%) EMC NetWorker
10 3 (1.14%) HP SIM
10 3 (1.14%) Microsoft Intune
10 3 (1.14%) Nagios
10 3 (1.14%) Nessus
10 3 (1.14%) Norton AntiVirus
10 3 (1.14%) OVSD
10 3 (1.14%) Perfmon
10 3 (1.14%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 143 (54.37%) Microsoft
2 115 (43.73%) VMware
3 57 (21.67%) Cisco
4 50 (19.01%) McAfee
5 35 (13.31%) HP
6 30 (11.41%) Citrix
7 19 (7.22%) Splunk
8 17 (6.46%) Red Hat
9 16 (6.08%) Sophos
9 16 (6.08%) Veeam
9 16 (6.08%) Wyse
10 14 (5.32%) CheckPoint
11 13 (4.94%) Dell
11 13 (4.94%) Symantec
12 12 (4.56%) Ivanti
13 11 (4.18%) F5
13 11 (4.18%) NetApp
14 10 (3.80%) IBM
14 10 (3.80%) Qualys
14 10 (3.80%) Shavlik