Period
to 22 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 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 22 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)
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 90 89 90
Rank change year-on-year -1 +1 +9
Contract jobs citing WSUS 11 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 0.71% 0.30% 0.074%
As % of the Systems Management category 5.45% 2.40% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Hertfordshire median daily rate £425 £188 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +126.67% -25.00% -
East of England median daily rate £265 £170 £220
% change year-on-year +55.88% -22.73% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Hertfordshire median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate - - -

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 Hertfordshire with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 202 167 124
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 13.13% 12.44% 9.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 84 58
Hertfordshire median daily rate £425 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +9.09% +13.79%
10th Percentile £127 £244 £233
90th Percentile £550 £709 £538
East of England median daily rate £425 £405 £425
% change year-on-year +4.94% -4.71% +21.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 13
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £12.50 £14.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.79% -3.33% +15.38%
10th Percentile £11.25 £13.75 £11.00
90th Percentile £29.00 £24.90 £33.55
East of England median hourly rate £12.61 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -23.58% -5.71% -

WSUS
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for WSUS in Hertfordshire

WSUS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WSUS in Hertfordshire

WSUS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WSUS in Hertfordshire

WSUS
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WSUS within the Hertfordshire region over the 6 months to 22 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
Watford -18 4 - -
Stevenage - 3 - -
Hemel Hempstead - 2 £425 -
Welwyn Garden City - 2 - -
WSUS
East of England

For the 6 months to 22 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for WSUS.

1 9 (81.82%) Windows
1 9 (81.82%) Microsoft
2 7 (63.64%) Active Directory
2 7 (63.64%) PowerShell
3 5 (45.45%) Microsoft App-V
3 5 (45.45%) PKI
3 5 (45.45%) SCCM
3 5 (45.45%) Security Cleared
3 5 (45.45%) Windows 10
3 5 (45.45%) Windows 7
4 4 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (36.36%) VMware
4 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
4 4 (36.36%) SAN
4 4 (36.36%) Red Hat
5 3 (27.27%) Linux
5 3 (27.27%) DHCP
5 3 (27.27%) SC Cleared
5 3 (27.27%) MSI
5 3 (27.27%) InstallShield
5 3 (27.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (27.27%) Software Distribution
5 3 (27.27%) BitLocker
5 3 (27.27%) Disk Encryption
6 2 (18.18%) Data Centre
6 2 (18.18%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (18.18%) Windows Server
6 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (18.18%) Bash Shell

WSUS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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:

Communications & Networking
1 4 (36.36%) SAN
2 3 (27.27%) DHCP
3 2 (18.18%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
2 2 (18.18%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) InstallShield
1 3 (27.27%) MSI
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Applications Packager
2 2 (18.18%) Backup Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Backup Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) SC Cleared Application Packager
2 2 (18.18%) Server Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) SCCM Specialist
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (45.45%) PKI
2 2 (18.18%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 9 (81.82%) Windows
2 5 (45.45%) Windows 10
2 5 (45.45%) Windows 7
3 3 (27.27%) Linux
3 3 (27.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (18.18%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) Disk Encryption
1 3 (27.27%) Software Distribution
2 2 (18.18%) Application Packaging
2 2 (18.18%) Capacity Management
2 2 (18.18%) Security Management
3 1 (9.09%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 7 (63.64%) PowerShell
2 2 (18.18%) Bash Shell
2 2 (18.18%) Shell Script
2 2 (18.18%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (45.45%) Security Cleared
2 3 (27.27%) SC Cleared
3 2 (18.18%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (63.64%) Active Directory
2 5 (45.45%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (27.27%) BitLocker
5 2 (18.18%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (18.18%) Xen
Systems Management
1 5 (45.45%) SCCM
2 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Clustering
2 2 (18.18%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 9 (81.82%) Microsoft
2 4 (36.36%) Red Hat
2 4 (36.36%) VMware
3 2 (18.18%) CommVault
3 2 (18.18%) Dell
3 2 (18.18%) EMC
3 2 (18.18%) Lumension
3 2 (18.18%) NetApp
3 2 (18.18%) Splunk
3 2 (18.18%) Symantec