The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes with a requirement for WSUS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited WSUS over the 3 months to 29 March 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)
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 66 - 67
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing WSUS 5 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 0.67% - 0.12%
As % of the Systems Management category 4.59% - 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £350 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £344 £388 £314
% change year-on-year -11.29% +23.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £43.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -61.62% +91.11%  

WSUS is in the systems management skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes with a requirement for systems management skills.

Systems Management Skills
Milton Keynes
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 109 58 119
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 14.65% 7.69% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 27 49
Median daily rate £475 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.75% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £296 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £480 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £14.85 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year -15.55% +9.75%  

WSUS
Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Milton Keynes citing WSUS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Systems Management category.

Job vacancy trend for WSUS in Milton Keynes

WSUS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WSUS in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 Milton Keynes region with a requirement for WSUS.

1 8 (100.00%) ITIL
1 8 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (87.50%) Windows
2 7 (87.50%) SC Cleared
2 7 (87.50%) Security Cleared
3 6 (75.00%) Windows Server
4 5 (62.50%) SCCM
4 5 (62.50%) VB
4 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
5 4 (50.00%) BladeLogic
5 4 (50.00%) Windows Vista
5 4 (50.00%) HP
5 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (50.00%) Service Management
5 4 (50.00%) SQL
5 4 (50.00%) VBScript
5 4 (50.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 4 (50.00%) Remedy
5 4 (50.00%) Windows 7
5 4 (50.00%) Software Deployment
5 4 (50.00%) Windows 8
5 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (50.00%) Patch Management
5 4 (50.00%) Security Patching
5 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (37.50%) Disk Encryption
6 3 (37.50%) ITIL V3
6 3 (37.50%) Lumension
6 3 (37.50%) Time Management
6 3 (37.50%) DV Cleared

WSUS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Milton Keynes 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:

Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) VPN
General
1 1 (12.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Deployment Specialist
2 2 (25.00%) Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Desktop Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Desktop Support
2 2 (25.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared Desktop Support
2 2 (25.00%) Support Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) Applications Packager
3 1 (12.50%) Deployment Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) SCCM Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Support Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Deployment Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (87.50%) Windows
2 6 (75.00%) Windows Server
3 4 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 4 (50.00%) Windows 8
3 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (50.00%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) ITIL
2 4 (50.00%) Patch Management
2 4 (50.00%) Security Patching
2 4 (50.00%) Service Management
2 4 (50.00%) Software Deployment
3 3 (37.50%) Change Management
3 3 (37.50%) Disk Encryption
3 3 (37.50%) ITIL V3
3 3 (37.50%) Time Management
4 1 (12.50%) Application Packaging
4 1 (12.50%) Migration
4 1 (12.50%) Problem Management
4 1 (12.50%) Release Management
4 1 (12.50%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) VB
2 4 (50.00%) SQL
2 4 (50.00%) VBScript
3 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (87.50%) SC Cleared
1 7 (87.50%) Security Cleared
2 3 (37.50%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) SLA
2 2 (25.00%) QA
System Software
1 8 (100.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (62.50%) SCCM
2 4 (50.00%) BladeLogic
2 4 (50.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (12.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 4 (50.00%) HP
2 4 (50.00%) Remedy
3 3 (37.50%) Intel Security
3 3 (37.50%) Lumension