Period
to 19 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 December 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)
England > South East
6 months to
19 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 338 333 314
Rank change year-on-year -5 -19 +19
Contract jobs citing WSUS 53 43 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.32% 0.25% 0.31%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.26% 1.96% 2.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 28 33
South East median daily rate £334 £340 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.84% +6.25% -3.03%
10th Percentile £200 £135 £214
90th Percentile £500 £450 £430
England median daily rate £368 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +5.21% +6.06% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 7
South East median hourly rate £15.00 £23.14 £43.28
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.18% -46.53% +143.83%
England median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £43.28
% change year-on-year -5.00% -53.79% +116.40%

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 the South East with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 2,350 2,195 1,874
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 13.98% 12.98% 11.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,384 1,353 1,088
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £250
90th Percentile £588 £588 £541
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 61 61
South East median hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -45.45% +37.50%
10th Percentile £11.85 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £50.15 £47.50 £59.31
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £20.73
% change year-on-year - -15.58% +3.65%

WSUS
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing WSUS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for WSUS in the South East

WSUS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WSUS in the South East

WSUS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WSUS in the South East over the 6 months to 19 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WSUS in the South East

WSUS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WSUS in the South East

WSUS
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing WSUS in the South East over the 6 months to 19 December 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for WSUS in the South East

WSUS
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WSUS within the South East region over the 6 months to 19 December 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
Thames Valley +24 31 £347 +5.15% 2
Buckinghamshire +42 20 £200 +17.82%
Hampshire -27 12 £372 -11.43% 1
Berkshire -24 8 £500 +42.86% 1
Surrey -13 7 £335 -25.56% 1
Oxfordshire - 3 £115 - 1
Kent +10 2 £306 -33.78%
West Sussex -14 1 £400 -
WSUS
England

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 South East region with a requirement for WSUS.

1 46 (86.79%) Windows
2 35 (66.04%) SCCM
3 30 (56.60%) Active Directory
4 25 (47.17%) Microsoft
5 24 (45.28%) Windows Server
6 19 (35.85%) SCOM
7 18 (33.96%) VMware
8 17 (32.08%) Security Cleared
8 17 (32.08%) Office 365
9 14 (26.42%) Patch Management
9 14 (26.42%) ITIL
10 13 (24.53%) Change Management
11 12 (22.64%) SC Cleared
11 12 (22.64%) DV Cleared
11 12 (22.64%) Microsoft Office
11 12 (22.64%) DNS
12 11 (20.75%) McAfee
13 10 (18.87%) Problem Management
13 10 (18.87%) VMware Infrastructure
13 10 (18.87%) PowerShell
13 10 (18.87%) vSphere
14 9 (16.98%) Windows Server 2008
14 9 (16.98%) Windows 7
14 9 (16.98%) DHCP
14 9 (16.98%) SQL Server
15 8 (15.09%) SharePoint
15 8 (15.09%) Windows Server 2003
15 8 (15.09%) HP
15 8 (15.09%) ITIL V3
15 8 (15.09%) Virtual Machines

WSUS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 8 (15.09%) SharePoint
2 6 (11.32%) MS Exchange
3 5 (9.43%) IIS
4 4 (7.55%) Apache
5 3 (5.66%) SharePoint Server
6 2 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (1.89%) Skype for Business
7 1 (1.89%) Tomcat
Applications
1 12 (22.64%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 17 (32.08%) Office 365
2 7 (13.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (7.55%) IaaS
4 3 (5.66%) PaaS
5 2 (3.77%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (3.77%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 12 (22.64%) DNS
2 9 (16.98%) DHCP
3 5 (9.43%) SAN
4 4 (7.55%) Internet
5 3 (5.66%) Firewall
5 3 (5.66%) LAN
5 3 (5.66%) WAN
6 2 (3.77%) VPN
7 1 (1.89%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (1.89%) HTTP
7 1 (1.89%) IP Telephony
7 1 (1.89%) NAS
7 1 (1.89%) Network Security
7 1 (1.89%) Skype
7 1 (1.89%) SNMP
7 1 (1.89%) SSL
7 1 (1.89%) TCP/IP
7 1 (1.89%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (16.98%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.66%) Oracle Database
3 2 (3.77%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Metasploit
General
1 7 (13.21%) Law
2 6 (11.32%) Finance
3 3 (5.66%) Back Office
3 3 (5.66%) Military
4 2 (3.77%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.89%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.89%) Banking
5 1 (1.89%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.89%) Online Betting
5 1 (1.89%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (24.53%) Analyst
2 8 (15.09%) Support Analyst
3 7 (13.21%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 7 (13.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 7 (13.21%) Infrastructure Support
3 7 (13.21%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
4 6 (11.32%) Consultant
4 6 (11.32%) Wintel Engineer
5 5 (9.43%) Support Engineer
6 4 (7.55%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 4 (7.55%) SCCM Specialist
6 4 (7.55%) Windows Engineer
6 4 (7.55%) Wintel Support
7 3 (5.66%) Project Engineer
7 3 (5.66%) SCCM Consultant
7 3 (5.66%) SCCM Engineer
7 3 (5.66%) Technical Specialist
7 3 (5.66%) Windows Consultant
7 3 (5.66%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (5.66%) Wintel Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.89%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.43%) PKI
2 3 (5.66%) Private Cloud
3 2 (3.77%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (3.77%) Life Science
4 1 (1.89%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.89%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.89%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.89%) Replication
4 1 (1.89%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 46 (86.79%) Windows
2 24 (45.28%) Windows Server
3 9 (16.98%) Windows 7
3 9 (16.98%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (15.09%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (11.32%) Windows 10
5 6 (11.32%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (7.55%) Linux
7 3 (5.66%) Solaris
7 3 (5.66%) Unix
8 1 (1.89%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (26.42%) ITIL
1 14 (26.42%) Patch Management
2 13 (24.53%) Change Management
3 10 (18.87%) Problem Management
4 8 (15.09%) ITIL V3
5 7 (13.21%) E-Commerce
5 7 (13.21%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 7 (13.21%) Migration
6 5 (9.43%) Root Cause Analysis
7 4 (7.55%) Configuration Management
7 4 (7.55%) Incident Management
8 3 (5.66%) Application Packaging
8 3 (5.66%) Data Migration
8 3 (5.66%) Data Protection
8 3 (5.66%) Demand Management
8 3 (5.66%) ITSM
8 3 (5.66%) Knowledge Management
8 3 (5.66%) Mentoring
8 3 (5.66%) Network Design
8 3 (5.66%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (18.87%) PowerShell
2 7 (13.21%) Java
3 2 (3.77%) C
4 1 (1.89%) SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (32.08%) Security Cleared
2 12 (22.64%) DV Cleared
2 12 (22.64%) SC Cleared
3 5 (9.43%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (7.55%) MCSA
5 2 (3.77%) MCSE
6 1 (1.89%) AWS Certification
6 1 (1.89%) CISA
6 1 (1.89%) CISSP
6 1 (1.89%) ISEB
6 1 (1.89%) ISTQB
6 1 (1.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.55%) QA
2 2 (3.77%) SLA
3 1 (1.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.89%) PMO
System Software
1 30 (56.60%) Active Directory
2 10 (18.87%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (18.87%) vSphere
3 8 (15.09%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (11.32%) Hyper-V
5 2 (3.77%) DFS Replication
6 1 (1.89%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (1.89%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.89%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 35 (66.04%) SCCM
2 19 (35.85%) SCOM
3 3 (5.66%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (5.66%) OVSD
4 1 (1.89%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (1.89%) Nessus
4 1 (1.89%) Nmap
4 1 (1.89%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.89%) Red Hat Satellite
4 1 (1.89%) vCenter Server
4 1 (1.89%) WMI
Vendors
1 25 (47.17%) Microsoft
2 18 (33.96%) VMware
3 11 (20.75%) McAfee
4 8 (15.09%) HP
5 7 (13.21%) Adobe
5 7 (13.21%) Sony
5 7 (13.21%) Splunk
6 5 (9.43%) Citrix
7 3 (5.66%) Cisco
7 3 (5.66%) Oracle
8 2 (3.77%) Red Hat
8 2 (3.77%) SonicWALL
9 1 (1.89%) Barracuda Networks
9 1 (1.89%) BMC
9 1 (1.89%) EMC
9 1 (1.89%) IBM
9 1 (1.89%) Intel
9 1 (1.89%) Remedy
9 1 (1.89%) Symantec
9 1 (1.89%) Tripwire