Period
to 20 February 2020

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 20 February 2020 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
20 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 265 353 348
Rank change year-on-year +88 -5 -39
Contract jobs citing WSUS 35 32 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.32% 0.20% 0.17%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.47% 1.43% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 18 18
South East median daily rate £450 £331 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +35.85% -5.36% +6.87%
10th Percentile £221 £238 £110
90th Percentile £556 £508 £502
England median daily rate £410 £362 £350
% change year-on-year +13.42% +3.29% +4.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
South East median hourly rate £47.00 £48.50 £24.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.09% +96.40% -42.94%
England median hourly rate £16.50 £18.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year -10.81% -7.50% -53.79%

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 1,416 2,242 2,194
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 13.12% 14.01% 13.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 848 1,314 1,296
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £439
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.56% +9.69%
10th Percentile £250 £263 £241
90th Percentile £613 £590 £588
England median daily rate £500 £500 £488
% change year-on-year - +2.56% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 76 52
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £14.03 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +78.25% -9.52% -43.38%
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.85 £12.00
90th Percentile £82.50 £51.38 £47.50
England median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +2.86% - -12.50%

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 20 February 2020.

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 20 February 2020. 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 +34 15 £295 -18.40% 16
Hampshire +50 14 £463 +43.41% 4
Berkshire +26 10 £295 -39.49% 9
Surrey +57 6 £463 +42.46% 3
Buckinghamshire +17 5 - -
WSUS
England

For the 6 months to 20 February 2020, 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 30 (85.71%) Windows
2 25 (71.43%) Windows Server
3 22 (62.86%) VMware
4 21 (60.00%) Active Directory
5 18 (51.43%) Windows Server 2012
6 15 (42.86%) Microsoft
6 15 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
7 12 (34.29%) Security Cleared
8 11 (31.43%) SCCM
9 10 (28.57%) PowerShell
10 9 (25.71%) Windows Server 2008
10 9 (25.71%) Firewall
10 9 (25.71%) MS Exchange
10 9 (25.71%) Office 365
10 9 (25.71%) Problem-Solving
10 9 (25.71%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 8 (22.86%) Exchange Server 2010
11 8 (22.86%) Windows 8
11 8 (22.86%) Analytical Skills
11 8 (22.86%) LAN
11 8 (22.86%) WAN
11 8 (22.86%) DV Cleared
12 7 (20.00%) Hyper-V
12 7 (20.00%) Cisco
12 7 (20.00%) DHCP
12 7 (20.00%) DNS
12 7 (20.00%) ITIL
12 7 (20.00%) Security Patching
13 6 (17.14%) Exchange Server 2013
13 6 (17.14%) SharePoint

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 9 (25.71%) MS Exchange
2 8 (22.86%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (17.14%) Exchange Server 2013
3 6 (17.14%) SharePoint
4 3 (8.57%) Skype for Business
5 2 (5.71%) Apache
5 2 (5.71%) IIS
5 2 (5.71%) nginx
6 1 (2.86%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 4 (11.43%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (8.57%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 9 (25.71%) Office 365
2 6 (17.14%) AWS
2 6 (17.14%) Azure
3 3 (8.57%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (25.71%) Firewall
2 8 (22.86%) LAN
2 8 (22.86%) WAN
3 7 (20.00%) DHCP
3 7 (20.00%) DNS
4 5 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
4 5 (14.29%) NaaS
5 4 (11.43%) TCP/IP
6 3 (8.57%) NetScaler
6 3 (8.57%) SAN
7 2 (5.71%) MPLS
7 2 (5.71%) SSH
7 2 (5.71%) WLAN
8 1 (2.86%) 802.11
8 1 (2.86%) BGP
8 1 (2.86%) EIGRP
8 1 (2.86%) Ethernet
8 1 (2.86%) HSRP
8 1 (2.86%) IGRP
8 1 (2.86%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.57%) EDMS
2 2 (5.71%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (5.71%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.86%) MSI
General
1 5 (14.29%) Law
1 5 (14.29%) Legal
2 3 (8.57%) Back Office
2 3 (8.57%) Telecoms
3 2 (5.71%) Finance
3 2 (5.71%) Manufacturing
3 2 (5.71%) Public Sector
4 1 (2.86%) Electronics
4 1 (2.86%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 9 (25.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (17.14%) Infrastructure Support
3 5 (14.29%) Analyst
3 5 (14.29%) Architect
3 5 (14.29%) Server Engineer
3 5 (14.29%) Support Analyst
4 4 (11.43%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 4 (11.43%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
5 3 (8.57%) IT Engineer
5 3 (8.57%) Support Engineer
5 3 (8.57%) Windows Engineer
5 3 (8.57%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Cloud Specialist
6 2 (5.71%) Communications Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Field Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 2 (5.71%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Storage Engineer
7 1 (2.86%) Integration Engineer
7 1 (2.86%) Project Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.71%) LDAP
2 1 (2.86%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 8 (22.86%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (14.29%) Management Information System
2 5 (14.29%) PKI
3 3 (8.57%) Client/Server
3 3 (8.57%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (5.71%) CMDB
4 2 (5.71%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (2.86%) NHS
5 1 (2.86%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 30 (85.71%) Windows
2 25 (71.43%) Windows Server
3 18 (51.43%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (25.71%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (22.86%) Windows 8
6 5 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (14.29%) Windows XP
7 4 (11.43%) Windows 10
8 3 (8.57%) Windows 7
9 2 (5.71%) CentOS
9 2 (5.71%) Linux
9 2 (5.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (2.86%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (25.71%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 9 (25.71%) Problem-Solving
2 7 (20.00%) ITIL
2 7 (20.00%) Security Patching
3 6 (17.14%) Problem Management
4 5 (14.29%) Application Packaging
4 5 (14.29%) Change Management
4 5 (14.29%) Configuration Management
4 5 (14.29%) Customer-Centricity
4 5 (14.29%) E-Commerce
4 5 (14.29%) Information Security
4 5 (14.29%) Information Security Management
4 5 (14.29%) ISMS
4 5 (14.29%) Security Management
5 4 (11.43%) Enterprise Architecture
5 4 (11.43%) Migration
5 4 (11.43%) Patch Management
5 4 (11.43%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (8.57%) Data Protection
6 3 (8.57%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 10 (28.57%) PowerShell
2 5 (14.29%) Java
3 4 (11.43%) SQL
4 3 (8.57%) Bash Shell
4 3 (8.57%) VB
4 3 (8.57%) VBScript
5 2 (5.71%) PHP
5 2 (5.71%) Python
5 2 (5.71%) Ruby
6 1 (2.86%) C
Qualifications
1 12 (34.29%) Security Cleared
2 8 (22.86%) DV Cleared
3 5 (14.29%) CCNA
3 5 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (14.29%) MCITP
3 5 (14.29%) MCSA
3 5 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (11.43%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.86%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (2.86%) MCP
System Software
1 21 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 15 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (20.00%) Hyper-V
4 5 (14.29%) vCloud
5 4 (11.43%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (8.57%) Virtual Desktop
6 3 (8.57%) vSphere
7 2 (5.71%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (2.86%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (2.86%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 11 (31.43%) SCCM
2 6 (17.14%) Norton AntiVirus
2 6 (17.14%) SCOM
3 3 (8.57%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 2 (5.71%) Ansible
4 2 (5.71%) HAProxy
4 2 (5.71%) Puppet
5 1 (2.86%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (2.86%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 22 (62.86%) VMware
2 15 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 7 (20.00%) Cisco
4 6 (17.14%) Symantec
5 5 (14.29%) Adobe
5 5 (14.29%) F5
5 5 (14.29%) Meraki
5 5 (14.29%) Sony
5 5 (14.29%) Splunk
6 4 (11.43%) Citrix
7 3 (8.57%) CheckPoint
8 2 (5.71%) Ivanti
8 2 (5.71%) Red Hat
8 2 (5.71%) ServiceNow
9 1 (2.86%) HP
9 1 (2.86%) MobileIron
9 1 (2.86%) Palo Alto
9 1 (2.86%) Remedy
9 1 (2.86%) SAP
9 1 (2.86%) Sophos