Period
to 17 July 2019

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 17 July 2019 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
17 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 316 335 305
Rank change year-on-year +19 -30 +18
Contract jobs citing WSUS 40 54 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.27% 0.32% 0.33%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.94% 2.41% 2.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 36 36
South East median daily rate £400 £281 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +42.22% -14.77% -22.35%
10th Percentile £286 £144 £195
90th Percentile £475 £494 £413
England median daily rate £400 £333 £325
% change year-on-year +20.30% +2.31% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
South East median hourly rate £52.50 £64.70 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.86% +194.09% -32.31%
10th Percentile £51.25 £19.96 £15.90
90th Percentile £53.75 £113.44 £27.70
England median hourly rate £33.94 £18.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +83.43% +12.12% -35.92%

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 2,062 2,238 1,850
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 13.84% 13.12% 11.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,241 1,330 1,100
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £263 £268 £263
90th Percentile £613 £588 £550
England median daily rate £500 £488 £465
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.84% +9.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 67 66
South East median hourly rate £12.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.43% - -34.58%
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year +1.52% +9.44% -18.18%

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 17 July 2019.

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 17 July 2019. 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
Hampshire +10 21 £450 +2.27% 3
Kent -2 8 £300 +11.63%
Thames Valley +1 7 £325 +44.44% 7
Buckinghamshire +21 5 £256 +28.13%
West Sussex - 3 £413 -
Berkshire -14 2 £450 -8.86% 4
Surrey +16 1 - - 1
WSUS
England

For the 6 months to 17 July 2019, 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 38 (95.00%) Windows
2 28 (70.00%) Windows Server
3 27 (67.50%) Active Directory
4 24 (60.00%) Microsoft
5 22 (55.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 19 (47.50%) DNS
6 19 (47.50%) VMware
7 18 (45.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 16 (40.00%) SCCM
9 15 (37.50%) PowerShell
9 15 (37.50%) Security Cleared
10 14 (35.00%) DHCP
11 12 (30.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 11 (27.50%) MS Exchange
13 10 (25.00%) DV Cleared
14 9 (22.50%) VMware Infrastructure
14 9 (22.50%) vSphere
15 8 (20.00%) Linux
15 8 (20.00%) ITIL
15 8 (20.00%) Cisco
16 7 (17.50%) IIS
16 7 (17.50%) Information Security
16 7 (17.50%) Management Information System
16 7 (17.50%) Windows 7
17 6 (15.00%) Microsoft Azure
17 6 (15.00%) Office 365
17 6 (15.00%) Remote Desktop
17 6 (15.00%) LAN
17 6 (15.00%) Configuration Management
17 6 (15.00%) Windows Server 2003

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 11 (27.50%) MS Exchange
2 7 (17.50%) IIS
3 5 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
3 5 (12.50%) SharePoint
3 5 (12.50%) Skype for Business
4 4 (10.00%) Tomcat
5 2 (5.00%) Apache
5 2 (5.00%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (5.00%) nginx
5 2 (5.00%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (5.00%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (2.50%) JBoss
Applications
1 4 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (15.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 6 (15.00%) Office 365
2 3 (7.50%) Azure Active Directory
2 3 (7.50%) IaaS
3 1 (2.50%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.50%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (2.50%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (2.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (47.50%) DNS
2 14 (35.00%) DHCP
3 6 (15.00%) LAN
3 6 (15.00%) Remote Desktop
4 5 (12.50%) Firewall
4 5 (12.50%) WAN
5 3 (7.50%) MPLS
5 3 (7.50%) NaaS
5 3 (7.50%) NAS
5 3 (7.50%) Skype
5 3 (7.50%) SMTP
5 3 (7.50%) SSL
5 3 (7.50%) TCP/IP
5 3 (7.50%) X.400
6 2 (5.00%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (5.00%) Intranet
6 2 (5.00%) SAN
6 2 (5.00%) VPN
7 1 (2.50%) HTTP
7 1 (2.50%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.00%) Amazon RDS
2 2 (5.00%) MySQL
2 2 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (2.50%) CircleCI
1 1 (2.50%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.50%) GitLab
1 1 (2.50%) Jenkins
1 1 (2.50%) JMeter
1 1 (2.50%) Octopus Deploy
1 1 (2.50%) Selenium
1 1 (2.50%) Subversion
1 1 (2.50%) Travis CI
1 1 (2.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (7.50%) Law
1 3 (7.50%) Legal
1 3 (7.50%) Military
2 2 (5.00%) Back Office
2 2 (5.00%) Finance
2 2 (5.00%) Online Betting
2 2 (5.00%) Retail
3 1 (2.50%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 9 (22.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 7 (17.50%) Analyst
2 7 (17.50%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 7 (17.50%) Server Engineer
3 5 (12.50%) Infrastructure Support
4 4 (10.00%) Storage Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) Administrator
5 3 (7.50%) Architect
5 3 (7.50%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
5 3 (7.50%) Support Analyst
5 3 (7.50%) Windows Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
6 2 (5.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
6 2 (5.00%) Infrastructure Architect
6 2 (5.00%) Project Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) SCCM Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) Systems Administrator
6 2 (5.00%) VMware Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.00%) LDAP
2 2 (5.00%) Elastic Stack
2 2 (5.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.50%) Management Information System
2 4 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (7.50%) Acoustics
3 3 (7.50%) Client/Server
3 3 (7.50%) Fat Client
3 3 (7.50%) Thin Client
4 2 (5.00%) Data Centre
4 2 (5.00%) PKI
4 2 (5.00%) Public Cloud
4 2 (5.00%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (2.50%) Driving Licence
5 1 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Licensing
5 1 (2.50%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 38 (95.00%) Windows
2 28 (70.00%) Windows Server
3 22 (55.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 18 (45.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (20.00%) Linux
6 7 (17.50%) Windows 7
7 6 (15.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (7.50%) Solaris
9 3 (7.50%) Windows 8
9 3 (7.50%) Windows XP
10 2 (5.00%) CentOS
10 2 (5.00%) Ubuntu
10 2 (5.00%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (30.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 8 (20.00%) ITIL
3 7 (17.50%) Information Security
4 6 (15.00%) Configuration Management
5 5 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (12.50%) Patch Management
5 5 (12.50%) Problem Management
6 4 (10.00%) Change Management
6 4 (10.00%) DevOps
6 4 (10.00%) Identity Management
6 4 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
6 4 (10.00%) Server Patching
7 3 (7.50%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (7.50%) E-Commerce
7 3 (7.50%) Information Assurance
7 3 (7.50%) Information Security Management
7 3 (7.50%) ISMS
7 3 (7.50%) Migration
7 3 (7.50%) Security Management
7 3 (7.50%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (37.50%) PowerShell
2 5 (12.50%) SQL
3 3 (7.50%) Java
4 1 (2.50%) Bash Shell
4 1 (2.50%) C
Qualifications
1 15 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 10 (25.00%) DV Cleared
3 5 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (10.00%) CCNA
4 4 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (10.00%) MCSA
5 3 (7.50%) IISP
5 3 (7.50%) MCITP
6 2 (5.00%) MCSE
6 2 (5.00%) SC Cleared
7 1 (2.50%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (2.50%) Degree
7 1 (2.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.50%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 3 (7.50%) JSP 440
1 3 (7.50%) QA
2 2 (5.00%) PMO
3 1 (2.50%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (2.50%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (2.50%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 27 (67.50%) Active Directory
2 9 (22.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (22.50%) vSphere
3 5 (12.50%) Hyper-V
3 5 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (5.00%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (5.00%) XenApp
5 1 (2.50%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 16 (40.00%) SCCM
2 5 (12.50%) SCOM
3 2 (5.00%) Ansible
3 2 (5.00%) Kibana
3 2 (5.00%) logstash
3 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 2 (5.00%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (2.50%) Consul
4 1 (2.50%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (2.50%) Nessus
4 1 (2.50%) Packer
4 1 (2.50%) PowerCLI
4 1 (2.50%) Puppet
4 1 (2.50%) SCOrch
4 1 (2.50%) Terraform
4 1 (2.50%) vCenter Server
4 1 (2.50%) WMI
Vendors
1 24 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 19 (47.50%) VMware
3 8 (20.00%) Cisco
4 6 (15.00%) Red Hat
5 5 (12.50%) HP
6 3 (7.50%) Adobe
6 3 (7.50%) Citrix
6 3 (7.50%) Lumension
6 3 (7.50%) Oracle
6 3 (7.50%) Sony
6 3 (7.50%) Splunk
7 2 (5.00%) Brocade
7 2 (5.00%) Dell
7 2 (5.00%) F5
7 2 (5.00%) IBM
7 2 (5.00%) McAfee
7 2 (5.00%) Meraki
7 2 (5.00%) Symantec
8 1 (2.50%) CheckPoint
8 1 (2.50%) EMC