Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 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)
England > South East
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 329 332 330
Rank change year-on-year +3 -2 +19
Contract jobs citing WSUS 47 49 73
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.28% 0.29% 0.38%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.34% 2.56% 3.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 28 44
South East median daily rate £350 £320 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.38% -1.54% -18.75%
10th Percentile £140 £201 £204
90th Percentile £450 £423 £438
England median daily rate £345 £325 £306
% change year-on-year +6.15% +6.12% -4.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 12 6
South East median hourly rate £23.14 £43.28 £16.64
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.53% +160.14% -20.77%
10th Percentile £17.86 £26.30 £14.38
90th Percentile £25.89 £45.00 £20.25
England median hourly rate £20.00 £43.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -53.49% +138.89% -25.77%

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 2007 1915 1961
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 11.92% 11.48% 10.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 1236 1136 1066
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +2.74%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £213
90th Percentile £580 £538 £500
England median daily rate £475 £450 £413
% change year-on-year +5.56% +9.09% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 58 75
South East median hourly rate £14.50 £25.38 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.86% +26.88% +0.45%
10th Percentile £11.80 £12.25 £11.98
90th Percentile £46.45 £55.00 £46.75
England median hourly rate £17.00 £20.38 £20.00
% change year-on-year -16.56% +1.88% +2.56%

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 23 November 2017.

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
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 23 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
Thames Valley +11 34 £340 +17.24% 2
Berkshire +9 30 £350 +13.82% 1
Hampshire 0 7 £441 +37.89% 1
Buckinghamshire -23 4 £170 -39.38% 1
West Sussex - 3 £358 - 2
Kent - 1 £463 -
Surrey - 1 £450 -
WSUS
England

For the 6 months to 23 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 South East region with a requirement for WSUS.

1 43 (91.49%) Windows
2 33 (70.21%) Active Directory
3 30 (63.83%) Windows Server
4 23 (48.94%) Microsoft
5 17 (36.17%) DNS
5 17 (36.17%) SCCM
5 17 (36.17%) PowerShell
6 14 (29.79%) Linux
7 12 (25.53%) DHCP
8 11 (23.40%) Citrix
9 10 (21.28%) TCP/IP
9 10 (21.28%) Windows Server 2008
10 9 (19.15%) Puppet
10 9 (19.15%) ITIL
11 8 (17.02%) VPN
11 8 (17.02%) SCOM
11 8 (17.02%) CMDB
11 8 (17.02%) Data Protection
11 8 (17.02%) Nmap
11 8 (17.02%) VMware
11 8 (17.02%) OpenVAS
12 7 (14.89%) Windows 7
12 7 (14.89%) Microsoft Azure
12 7 (14.89%) McAfee
12 7 (14.89%) LAN
12 7 (14.89%) HP
13 6 (12.77%) VMware Infrastructure
14 5 (10.64%) Patch Management
14 5 (10.64%) Server Patching
14 5 (10.64%) Windows Server 2012

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 3 (6.38%) Exchange Server 2013
1 3 (6.38%) Skype for Business
2 2 (4.26%) IIS
2 2 (4.26%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.26%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.13%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 3 (6.38%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.13%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (14.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (8.51%) Office 365
3 1 (2.13%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 17 (36.17%) DNS
2 12 (25.53%) DHCP
3 10 (21.28%) TCP/IP
4 8 (17.02%) VPN
5 7 (14.89%) LAN
6 5 (10.64%) Internet
6 5 (10.64%) WAN
7 3 (6.38%) Cisco IOS
7 3 (6.38%) FTP
7 3 (6.38%) Skype
8 2 (4.26%) SMTP
9 1 (2.13%) DMZ
9 1 (2.13%) Extranet
9 1 (2.13%) Intranet
9 1 (2.13%) MPLS
9 1 (2.13%) PBX
9 1 (2.13%) SAN
9 1 (2.13%) SNMP
9 1 (2.13%) VLAN
9 1 (2.13%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.64%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.26%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (2.13%) Power BI
3 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 2 (4.26%) Finance
2 1 (2.13%) Automotive
2 1 (2.13%) French Language
2 1 (2.13%) Legal
2 1 (2.13%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 8 (17.02%) Support Engineer
2 6 (12.77%) IT Engineer
3 5 (10.64%) Administrator
3 5 (10.64%) Consultant
3 5 (10.64%) Systems Administrator
4 4 (8.51%) Azure DevOps
4 4 (8.51%) Azure DevOps Engineer
4 4 (8.51%) Azure Engineer
4 4 (8.51%) DevOps Engineer
4 4 (8.51%) SCCM Engineer
4 4 (8.51%) Windows Administrator
4 4 (8.51%) Windows Systems Administrator
5 3 (6.38%) Field Engineer
5 3 (6.38%) Windows Engineer
6 2 (4.26%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (4.26%) Desktop Support
6 2 (4.26%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 2 (4.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (4.26%) SCCM Consultant
6 2 (4.26%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.51%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.02%) CMDB
2 4 (8.51%) Fintech
2 4 (8.51%) Replication
3 3 (6.38%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.13%) Clustering
4 1 (2.13%) FMCG
4 1 (2.13%) HP Storage
4 1 (2.13%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.13%) Social Media
4 1 (2.13%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 43 (91.49%) Windows
2 30 (63.83%) Windows Server
3 14 (29.79%) Linux
4 10 (21.28%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (14.89%) Windows 7
6 5 (10.64%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (8.51%) Windows 10
8 3 (6.38%) Android
9 1 (2.13%) Mac OS X
9 1 (2.13%) Solaris
9 1 (2.13%) VMS
9 1 (2.13%) Windows 8
9 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (19.15%) ITIL
2 8 (17.02%) Data Protection
3 5 (10.64%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (10.64%) Asset Management
3 5 (10.64%) Configuration Management
3 5 (10.64%) Patch Management
3 5 (10.64%) Server Patching
4 4 (8.51%) Coaching
4 4 (8.51%) Continuous Deployment
4 4 (8.51%) DevOps
4 4 (8.51%) Mentoring
4 4 (8.51%) Release Management
4 4 (8.51%) Service Management
4 4 (8.51%) Software Distribution
5 3 (6.38%) Change Management
5 3 (6.38%) Customer Engagement
5 3 (6.38%) Disk Encryption
5 3 (6.38%) ITIL V3
5 3 (6.38%) Mobile Device Management
5 3 (6.38%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (36.17%) PowerShell
2 5 (10.64%) VBScript
3 3 (6.38%) Shell Script
4 2 (4.26%) SQL
4 2 (4.26%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (10.64%) Security Cleared
2 4 (8.51%) Degree
2 4 (8.51%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (6.38%) DV Cleared
3 3 (6.38%) MCITP
3 3 (6.38%) MCTS
3 3 (6.38%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.13%) A+ Certification
4 1 (2.13%) CCNP
4 1 (2.13%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.13%) CISM
4 1 (2.13%) CISSP
4 1 (2.13%) CLAS
4 1 (2.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (2.13%) MCP
4 1 (2.13%) MCSE
4 1 (2.13%) PCI QSA
4 1 (2.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.38%) QA
2 1 (2.13%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 1 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.13%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 33 (70.21%) Active Directory
2 6 (12.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.26%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (4.26%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (4.26%) VMware NSX
4 1 (2.13%) BitLocker
4 1 (2.13%) DFS Replication
4 1 (2.13%) Terminal Server
4 1 (2.13%) vCloud
4 1 (2.13%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (2.13%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (2.13%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 17 (36.17%) SCCM
2 9 (19.15%) Puppet
3 8 (17.02%) Nmap
3 8 (17.02%) OpenVAS
3 8 (17.02%) SCOM
4 4 (8.51%) McAfee ePO
4 4 (8.51%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 3 (6.38%) vCenter Server
6 2 (4.26%) AirWatch
6 2 (4.26%) NetBackup
6 2 (4.26%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (4.26%) PowerCLI
7 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (2.13%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (2.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 23 (48.94%) Microsoft
2 11 (23.40%) Citrix
3 8 (17.02%) VMware
4 7 (14.89%) HP
4 7 (14.89%) McAfee
5 5 (10.64%) Cisco
6 4 (8.51%) Altiris
6 4 (8.51%) Symantec
7 2 (4.26%) Intel
7 2 (4.26%) MobileIron
7 2 (4.26%) SolarWinds
8 1 (2.13%) Apple
8 1 (2.13%) CommVault
8 1 (2.13%) Forcepoint
8 1 (2.13%) Kaspersky
8 1 (2.13%) Lumension
8 1 (2.13%) NetApp
8 1 (2.13%) Nimble Storage
8 1 (2.13%) Sophos
8 1 (2.13%) Veeam