Period
to 26 May 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 26 May 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
26 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 337 303 300
Rank change year-on-year -34 -3 +35
Contract jobs citing WSUS 40 51 88
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.24% 0.33% 0.49%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.75% 3.02% 4.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 32 47
South East median daily rate £325 £355 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.45% -10.13% +23.92%
10th Percentile £110 £290 £303
90th Percentile £480 £401 £500
England median daily rate £335 £328 £350
% change year-on-year +2.21% -6.36% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 20
South East median hourly rate £120.00 £16.50 £29.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +627.27% -43.35% -27.19%
10th Percentile £115.00 £14.75 £20.35
90th Percentile £125.00 £26.65 £46.00
England median hourly rate £15.50 £20.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -22.50% -38.46% +44.44%

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 2,291 1,691 2,078
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 13.61% 10.94% 11.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,334 986 1,230
South East median daily rate £440 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £266 £256
90th Percentile £588 £550 £538
England median daily rate £498 £460 £425
% change year-on-year +8.15% +8.24% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 63 83
South East median hourly rate £16.81 £17.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.96% -46.15% +75.68%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £16.05
90th Percentile £56.03 £57.13 £57.50
England median hourly rate £18.00 £21.50 £21.33
% change year-on-year -16.28% +0.80% +6.65%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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
Surrey -10 18 £275 - 2
Thames Valley -25 12 £456 +26.74% 3
Hampshire -3 9 £320 -14.67% 3
Berkshire -19 9 £488 +35.42% 1
Oxfordshire +1 3 £325 +62.50%
Kent +10 1 £250 -33.33% 1
WSUS
England

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 36 (90.00%) Windows
2 33 (82.50%) Microsoft
3 28 (70.00%) Active Directory
4 27 (67.50%) Windows Server
5 24 (60.00%) SCCM
6 21 (52.50%) VMware
7 20 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 19 (47.50%) Windows Server 2012
8 19 (47.50%) VMware Infrastructure
8 19 (47.50%) Windows 7
9 18 (45.00%) ITIL
10 16 (40.00%) Root Cause Analysis
11 15 (37.50%) Hyper-V
11 15 (37.50%) DNS
12 14 (35.00%) VMware ESXi
13 12 (30.00%) vSphere
14 11 (27.50%) DHCP
14 11 (27.50%) Windows Server 2003
14 11 (27.50%) Patch Management
15 10 (25.00%) Finance
15 10 (25.00%) Citrix
16 9 (22.50%) SAN
16 9 (22.50%) Linux
16 9 (22.50%) XenServer
16 9 (22.50%) XenDesktop
16 9 (22.50%) Security Cleared
16 9 (22.50%) Virtual Environments
17 8 (20.00%) Windows 10
17 8 (20.00%) SharePoint
17 8 (20.00%) MS Exchange

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 (20.00%) MS Exchange
1 8 (20.00%) SharePoint
2 7 (17.50%) Apache
2 7 (17.50%) IIS
2 7 (17.50%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.50%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (17.50%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (17.50%) Office 365
2 5 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.50%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (2.50%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 15 (37.50%) DNS
2 11 (27.50%) DHCP
3 9 (22.50%) SAN
4 8 (20.00%) Internet
5 6 (15.00%) Firewall
6 5 (12.50%) TCP/IP
7 4 (10.00%) Wireless
8 3 (7.50%) LAN
9 2 (5.00%) WAN
10 1 (2.50%) Broadband
10 1 (2.50%) Skype
10 1 (2.50%) VPN
10 1 (2.50%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.00%) SQLPlus
2 2 (5.00%) MySQL
General
1 10 (25.00%) Finance
2 3 (7.50%) Military
Job Titles
1 10 (25.00%) Server Engineer
2 9 (22.50%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 9 (22.50%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
2 9 (22.50%) Windows Engineer
2 9 (22.50%) Windows Server Engineer
3 8 (20.00%) Citrix Engineer
3 8 (20.00%) Citrix Server Engineer
4 6 (15.00%) Analyst
4 6 (15.00%) Wintel Engineer
5 5 (12.50%) 1st Line Support
5 5 (12.50%) 1st Line Support Analyst
6 4 (10.00%) Architect
6 4 (10.00%) Support Analyst
7 3 (7.50%) Systems Integrator
8 2 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (5.00%) IT Engineer
8 2 (5.00%) SCCM Engineer
8 2 (5.00%) Systems Architect
9 1 (2.50%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
9 1 (2.50%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.50%) Node.js
1 5 (12.50%) Web Services
2 1 (2.50%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.50%) PKI
2 4 (10.00%) CMDB
3 2 (5.00%) Clustering
4 1 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.50%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 36 (90.00%) Windows
2 27 (67.50%) Windows Server
3 20 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 19 (47.50%) Windows 7
4 19 (47.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (27.50%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (22.50%) Linux
7 8 (20.00%) Windows 10
8 7 (17.50%) Solaris
8 7 (17.50%) Unix
9 5 (12.50%) SUSE
10 4 (10.00%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 4 (10.00%) Ubuntu
11 1 (2.50%) Android
11 1 (2.50%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (45.00%) ITIL
2 16 (40.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 11 (27.50%) Patch Management
4 9 (22.50%) Virtual Environments
5 8 (20.00%) Configuration Management
6 6 (15.00%) Release Management
7 4 (10.00%) Application Packaging
7 4 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (10.00%) Fault Management
7 4 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (7.50%) Demand Management
8 3 (7.50%) Incident Management
8 3 (7.50%) Knowledge Management
8 3 (7.50%) Mentoring
8 3 (7.50%) Problem Management
8 3 (7.50%) Problem-Solving
9 2 (5.00%) ITIL V3
9 2 (5.00%) Security Patching
9 2 (5.00%) Service Delivery Management
9 2 (5.00%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 6 (15.00%) PowerShell
1 6 (15.00%) SQL
2 5 (12.50%) Bash Shell
2 5 (12.50%) JavaScript
3 2 (5.00%) C
3 2 (5.00%) Perl
3 2 (5.00%) PHP
3 2 (5.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 9 (22.50%) Security Cleared
2 5 (12.50%) SC Cleared
3 4 (10.00%) DV Cleared
4 3 (7.50%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (5.00%) MCITP
5 2 (5.00%) MCSE
6 1 (2.50%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.00%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (70.00%) Active Directory
2 19 (47.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (37.50%) Hyper-V
4 14 (35.00%) VMware ESXi
5 12 (30.00%) vSphere
6 9 (22.50%) XenDesktop
6 9 (22.50%) XenServer
7 4 (10.00%) KVM
8 1 (2.50%) Terminal Services
8 1 (2.50%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (2.50%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 24 (60.00%) SCCM
2 7 (17.50%) McAfee ePO
2 7 (17.50%) SCOM
3 5 (12.50%) Puppet
4 4 (10.00%) Malwarebytes
5 3 (7.50%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (5.00%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (2.50%) Nessus
7 1 (2.50%) ThinApp
7 1 (2.50%) vRealize
7 1 (2.50%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 33 (82.50%) Microsoft
2 21 (52.50%) VMware
3 10 (25.00%) Citrix
4 7 (17.50%) Ivanti
4 7 (17.50%) McAfee
5 5 (12.50%) Symantec
6 4 (10.00%) Red Hat
7 1 (2.50%) Apple
7 1 (2.50%) CheckPoint
7 1 (2.50%) Cisco
7 1 (2.50%) CyberArk
7 1 (2.50%) Shavlik
7 1 (2.50%) SolarWinds
7 1 (2.50%) Splunk
7 1 (2.50%) Twitter