Period
to 21 February 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 21 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)
England > South East
6 months to
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 343 312 310
Rank change year-on-year -31 -2 +26
Contract jobs citing WSUS 30 50 86
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.18% 0.32% 0.47%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.45% 2.96% 4.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 30 48
South East median daily rate £325 £328 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.76% -6.43% -11.95%
10th Percentile £110 £260 £248
90th Percentile £502 £430 £450
England median daily rate £350 £333 £330
% change year-on-year +5.11% +0.91% +1.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 16
South East median hourly rate £24.70 £43.28 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.94% +106.10% -50.59%
10th Percentile £22.24 £14.75 £15.10
90th Percentile £26.63 £46.56 £45.75
England median hourly rate £20.00 £43.28 £35.00
% change year-on-year -53.79% +23.66% +55.56%

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 2,076 1,690 1,824
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 12.32% 10.88% 10.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,195 980 996
South East median daily rate £450 £400 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +5.96% +0.67%
10th Percentile £224 £250 £200
90th Percentile £590 £538 £538
England median daily rate £495 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +10.00% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 57 97
South East median hourly rate £15.00 £27.38 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -45.21% -5.60% +39.76%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £13.63
90th Percentile £47.50 £55.65 £55.65
England median hourly rate £17.32 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -13.41% - +1.81%

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 21 February 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
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 21 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
Berkshire -5 17 £350 -16.67%
Thames Valley -24 17 £350 +7.69% 7
Surrey - 8 £120 - 3
Hampshire -6 4 £265 -19.70% 4
West Sussex -12 1 - - 1
WSUS
England

For the 6 months to 21 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 South East region with a requirement for WSUS.

1 26 (86.67%) Windows
2 22 (73.33%) Microsoft
2 22 (73.33%) Active Directory
3 16 (53.33%) Windows Server
4 12 (40.00%) SCCM
5 10 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
5 10 (33.33%) DNS
6 9 (30.00%) Linux
6 9 (30.00%) PowerShell
7 8 (26.67%) Windows 7
7 8 (26.67%) Release Management
7 8 (26.67%) VMware
7 8 (26.67%) ITIL
7 8 (26.67%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (23.33%) TCP/IP
8 7 (23.33%) Configuration Management
8 7 (23.33%) Hyper-V
8 7 (23.33%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (23.33%) VMware Infrastructure
8 7 (23.33%) vSphere
8 7 (23.33%) VMware ESXi
9 6 (20.00%) Office 365
9 6 (20.00%) SCOM
9 6 (20.00%) Firewall
9 6 (20.00%) Internet
10 5 (16.67%) Symantec
10 5 (16.67%) SUSE
10 5 (16.67%) DHCP
10 5 (16.67%) Web Services
10 5 (16.67%) JavaScript

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 4 (13.33%) MS Exchange
1 4 (13.33%) SharePoint
2 2 (6.67%) Apache
2 2 (6.67%) IIS
2 2 (6.67%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (3.33%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (3.33%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 10 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (20.00%) Office 365
3 1 (3.33%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (3.33%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 10 (33.33%) DNS
2 7 (23.33%) TCP/IP
3 6 (20.00%) Firewall
3 6 (20.00%) Internet
4 5 (16.67%) DHCP
5 4 (13.33%) Wireless
6 3 (10.00%) LAN
6 3 (10.00%) SAN
7 1 (3.33%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (3.33%) FTP
7 1 (3.33%) PBX
7 1 (3.33%) Skype
7 1 (3.33%) SNMP
7 1 (3.33%) VLAN
7 1 (3.33%) VoIP
7 1 (3.33%) VPN
7 1 (3.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.33%) SQLPlus
2 2 (6.67%) MySQL
General
1 2 (6.67%) Finance
2 1 (3.33%) Automotive
2 1 (3.33%) French Language
2 1 (3.33%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.33%) Military
Job Titles
1 4 (13.33%) 1st Line Support
1 4 (13.33%) 1st Line Support Analyst
1 4 (13.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 4 (13.33%) Analyst
1 4 (13.33%) Azure DevOps
1 4 (13.33%) Azure DevOps Engineer
1 4 (13.33%) Azure Engineer
1 4 (13.33%) DevOps Engineer
1 4 (13.33%) Support Analyst
2 3 (10.00%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
2 3 (10.00%) Server Engineer
2 3 (10.00%) Systems Integrator
3 2 (6.67%) Architect
3 2 (6.67%) Citrix Engineer
3 2 (6.67%) Citrix Server Engineer
3 2 (6.67%) Support Engineer
3 2 (6.67%) Systems Architect
3 2 (6.67%) Windows Engineer
3 2 (6.67%) Windows Server Engineer
3 2 (6.67%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (16.67%) Node.js
1 5 (16.67%) Web Services
2 4 (13.33%) .NET
3 1 (3.33%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) CMDB
1 4 (13.33%) Fintech
2 2 (6.67%) PKI
3 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.33%) Device Driver
3 1 (3.33%) FMCG
3 1 (3.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 26 (86.67%) Windows
2 16 (53.33%) Windows Server
3 9 (30.00%) Linux
4 8 (26.67%) Windows 7
4 8 (26.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (23.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (16.67%) SUSE
7 4 (13.33%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 4 (13.33%) Ubuntu
8 3 (10.00%) Windows 10
9 2 (6.67%) Solaris
9 2 (6.67%) Unix
9 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (3.33%) Android
10 1 (3.33%) Apple iOS
10 1 (3.33%) VMS
10 1 (3.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (26.67%) ITIL
1 8 (26.67%) Release Management
2 7 (23.33%) Configuration Management
3 5 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
4 4 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (13.33%) Continuous Deployment
4 4 (13.33%) DevOps
4 4 (13.33%) Fault Management
4 4 (13.33%) Patch Management
4 4 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (6.67%) Asset Management
5 2 (6.67%) Mentoring
5 2 (6.67%) Virtual Environments
6 1 (3.33%) Change Control
6 1 (3.33%) Coaching
6 1 (3.33%) Demand Management
6 1 (3.33%) Disk Encryption
6 1 (3.33%) Software Distribution
6 1 (3.33%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 9 (30.00%) PowerShell
2 5 (16.67%) Bash Shell
2 5 (16.67%) JavaScript
3 4 (13.33%) SQL
4 2 (6.67%) Perl
4 2 (6.67%) PHP
4 2 (6.67%) Python
5 1 (3.33%) C
5 1 (3.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (10.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.33%) CCNP
3 1 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (3.33%) Degree
3 1 (3.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (3.33%) MCSA
3 1 (3.33%) MCSE
3 1 (3.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (73.33%) Active Directory
2 7 (23.33%) Hyper-V
2 7 (23.33%) VMware ESXi
2 7 (23.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (23.33%) vSphere
3 4 (13.33%) KVM
4 2 (6.67%) XenDesktop
4 2 (6.67%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 12 (40.00%) SCCM
2 6 (20.00%) SCOM
3 5 (16.67%) Puppet
4 4 (13.33%) Malwarebytes
5 3 (10.00%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (3.33%) Nessus
6 1 (3.33%) PowerCLI
6 1 (3.33%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (3.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (3.33%) vCenter Server
6 1 (3.33%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 22 (73.33%) Microsoft
2 8 (26.67%) VMware
3 5 (16.67%) Symantec
4 4 (13.33%) Red Hat
5 3 (10.00%) Citrix
5 3 (10.00%) HP
5 3 (10.00%) McAfee
6 2 (6.67%) Cisco
6 2 (6.67%) Ivanti
7 1 (3.33%) Altiris
7 1 (3.33%) Apple
7 1 (3.33%) BT
7 1 (3.33%) CheckPoint
7 1 (3.33%) CommVault
7 1 (3.33%) Intel
7 1 (3.33%) Lumension
7 1 (3.33%) NetApp
7 1 (3.33%) SolarWinds
7 1 (3.33%) Veeam
7 1 (3.33%) Wonderware