Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 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
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 324 317 338
Rank change year-on-year -7 +21 +3
Contract jobs citing WSUS 60 56 63
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.36% 0.35% 0.34%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.67% 2.90% 2.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 41 31
South East median daily rate £281 £330 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.77% -8.33% +22.03%
10th Percentile £193 £162 £255
90th Percentile £450 £438 £475
England median daily rate £335 £315 £350
% change year-on-year +6.35% -10.00% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 16
South East median hourly rate £15.00 £23.14 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.18% -31.94% -15.00%
10th Percentile £10.52 £17.19 £21.33
90th Percentile £103.00 £27.45 £45.00
England median hourly rate £18.75 £18.19 £29.13
% change year-on-year +3.09% -37.55% +29.44%

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 2,244 1,933 2,230
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 13.35% 12.11% 12.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,332 1,154 1,357
South East median daily rate £440 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £263
90th Percentile £585 £550 £538
England median daily rate £490 £475 £438
% change year-on-year +3.16% +8.57% +9.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 60 74
South East median hourly rate £19.00 £14.68 £25.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.47% -42.17% +25.71%
10th Percentile £10.50 £11.62 £12.25
90th Percentile £56.25 £47.55 £58.75
England median hourly rate £19.25 £17.50 £21.33
% change year-on-year +10.00% -17.96% +4.05%

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 August 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing WSUS in the South East over the 6 months to 17 August 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 August 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
Thames Valley -17 24 £200 -38.46% 5
Surrey -5 17 £335 -25.56%
Buckinghamshire +26 15 £200 +17.82% 3
Hampshire -8 14 £408 -2.98% 2
Oxfordshire +7 5 £325 +62.50%
Kent +16 4 £288 -23.33% 1
Berkshire -50 4 £269 -20.88% 2
West Sussex -6 1 £400 +9.59%
WSUS
England

For the 6 months to 17 August 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 58 (96.67%) Windows
2 46 (76.67%) Microsoft
3 44 (73.33%) Active Directory
4 41 (68.33%) SCCM
5 39 (65.00%) Windows Server
6 31 (51.67%) Windows 7
6 31 (51.67%) VMware
7 27 (45.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 27 (45.00%) ITIL
8 25 (41.67%) Office 365
9 23 (38.33%) Security Cleared
9 23 (38.33%) Windows Server 2008
10 21 (35.00%) Microsoft Office
11 20 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
12 19 (31.67%) Patch Management
12 19 (31.67%) DNS
12 19 (31.67%) McAfee
13 17 (28.33%) Citrix
13 17 (28.33%) DV Cleared
14 16 (26.67%) DHCP
14 16 (26.67%) Root Cause Analysis
15 15 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
15 15 (25.00%) Change Management
15 15 (25.00%) Finance
15 15 (25.00%) SC Cleared
16 13 (21.67%) Hyper-V
16 13 (21.67%) Microsoft Certification
16 13 (21.67%) ITIL V3
16 13 (21.67%) vSphere
17 12 (20.00%) SCOM

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 (18.33%) MS Exchange
1 11 (18.33%) SharePoint
2 9 (15.00%) IIS
3 8 (13.33%) Apache
3 8 (13.33%) SharePoint Server
4 2 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.67%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 21 (35.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 25 (41.67%) Office 365
2 5 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (3.33%) OneDrive
4 1 (1.67%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 19 (31.67%) DNS
2 16 (26.67%) DHCP
3 11 (18.33%) SAN
4 9 (15.00%) Internet
5 5 (8.33%) LAN
5 5 (8.33%) WAN
6 3 (5.00%) Firewall
6 3 (5.00%) VPN
7 2 (3.33%) Skype
8 1 (1.67%) Broadband
8 1 (1.67%) NAS
8 1 (1.67%) Network Security
8 1 (1.67%) TCP/IP
8 1 (1.67%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.33%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1 (1.67%) MSI
General
1 15 (25.00%) Finance
2 4 (6.67%) Military
3 3 (5.00%) Back Office
3 3 (5.00%) Law
4 2 (3.33%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.67%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 17 (28.33%) Analyst
2 10 (16.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 10 (16.67%) Server Engineer
2 10 (16.67%) Windows Engineer
2 10 (16.67%) Windows Server Engineer
3 9 (15.00%) Wintel Engineer
4 8 (13.33%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
4 8 (13.33%) Citrix Engineer
4 8 (13.33%) Citrix Server Engineer
5 6 (10.00%) Desktop Support
5 6 (10.00%) Service Analyst
5 6 (10.00%) Service Desk Analyst
6 5 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (6.67%) Active Directory Analyst
7 4 (6.67%) Desktop Analyst
7 4 (6.67%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 4 (6.67%) Infrastructure Support
7 4 (6.67%) Support Analyst
7 4 (6.67%) Support Engineer
8 3 (5.00%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 8 (13.33%) PKI
2 2 (3.33%) Clustering
2 2 (3.33%) Data Protection Act
2 2 (3.33%) Life Science
3 1 (1.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.67%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.67%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 58 (96.67%) Windows
2 39 (65.00%) Windows Server
3 31 (51.67%) Windows 7
4 23 (38.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 20 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 15 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 11 (18.33%) Windows 10
8 8 (13.33%) Solaris
8 8 (13.33%) Unix
9 1 (1.67%) AIX
9 1 (1.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (45.00%) ITIL
2 19 (31.67%) Patch Management
3 16 (26.67%) Root Cause Analysis
4 15 (25.00%) Change Management
5 13 (21.67%) ITIL V3
6 9 (15.00%) Virtual Environments
7 7 (11.67%) Problem Management
8 5 (8.33%) Application Packaging
8 5 (8.33%) Configuration Management
8 5 (8.33%) Incident Management
8 5 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 4 (6.67%) Demand Management
9 4 (6.67%) Knowledge Management
9 4 (6.67%) Mentoring
10 3 (5.00%) E-Commerce
10 3 (5.00%) Migration
11 2 (3.33%) Capacity Management
11 2 (3.33%) Data Protection
11 2 (3.33%) Release Management
11 2 (3.33%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 9 (15.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (5.00%) Java
3 2 (3.33%) C
3 2 (3.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (38.33%) Security Cleared
2 17 (28.33%) DV Cleared
3 15 (25.00%) SC Cleared
4 13 (21.67%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (16.67%) MCSA
6 3 (5.00%) MCSE
7 2 (3.33%) MCITP
8 1 (1.67%) AWS Certification
8 1 (1.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (16.67%) QA
2 3 (5.00%) SLA
3 1 (1.67%) PMO
System Software
1 44 (73.33%) Active Directory
2 27 (45.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (21.67%) Hyper-V
3 13 (21.67%) vSphere
4 11 (18.33%) VMware ESXi
5 9 (15.00%) XenDesktop
5 9 (15.00%) XenServer
6 8 (13.33%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (3.33%) DFS Replication
8 1 (1.67%) Terminal Services
8 1 (1.67%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (1.67%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 41 (68.33%) SCCM
2 12 (20.00%) SCOM
3 8 (13.33%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (3.33%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (3.33%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (1.67%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (1.67%) Nessus
5 1 (1.67%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (1.67%) ThinApp
5 1 (1.67%) vRealize
5 1 (1.67%) WhatsUp Gold
5 1 (1.67%) WMI
Vendors
1 46 (76.67%) Microsoft
2 31 (51.67%) VMware
3 19 (31.67%) McAfee
4 17 (28.33%) Citrix
5 7 (11.67%) Ivanti
6 5 (8.33%) Splunk
7 3 (5.00%) Adobe
7 3 (5.00%) HP
7 3 (5.00%) Sony
8 2 (3.33%) Cisco
8 2 (3.33%) SolarWinds
8 2 (3.33%) SonicWALL
9 1 (1.67%) CheckPoint
9 1 (1.67%) EMC
9 1 (1.67%) IBM
9 1 (1.67%) Intel
9 1 (1.67%) Red Hat
9 1 (1.67%) Shavlik
9 1 (1.67%) Symantec
9 1 (1.67%) Twitter