Period
to 13 November 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 13 November 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
13 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 293 326 320
Rank change year-on-year +33 -6 +7
Contract jobs citing WSUS 55 57 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.40% 0.34% 0.30%
As % of the Systems Management category 3.09% 2.50% 2.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 29 37
South East median daily rate £425 £269 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +57.99% -23.14% +11.11%
10th Percentile £281 £197 £149
90th Percentile £538 £488 £450
England median daily rate £400 £340 £350
% change year-on-year +17.65% -2.86% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 5
South East median hourly rate £52.50 £12.20 £23.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +330.33% -47.28% -46.53%
10th Percentile £51.25 £9.96 £17.86
90th Percentile £53.75 £14.44 £25.89
England median hourly rate £28.00 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +47.37% -5.00% -53.49%

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 1,781 2,283 2,109
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 13.01% 13.72% 12.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,056 1,379 1,305
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £257 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 71 53
South East median hourly rate £22.46 £17.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.31% +25.00% -55.20%
10th Percentile £11.87 £11.85 £11.80
90th Percentile £82.50 £56.25 £46.75
England median hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +11.43% - -22.22%

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 13 November 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 13 November 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 +24 21 £450 +2.27% 1
Thames Valley +15 21 £325 +62.50% 10
Buckinghamshire +3 12 - - 1
Berkshire +3 9 £325 -31.58% 8
Surrey +38 7 £463 +38.21% 1
Kent +11 5 £300 +4.35% 2
West Sussex +19 1 £315 -21.25% 1
WSUS
England

For the 6 months to 13 November 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 50 (90.91%) Windows
2 42 (76.36%) Windows Server
3 33 (60.00%) VMware
4 29 (52.73%) Windows Server 2012
5 27 (49.09%) Active Directory
6 25 (45.45%) Microsoft
7 22 (40.00%) MS Exchange
8 20 (36.36%) SCCM
8 20 (36.36%) Windows Server 2008
9 17 (30.91%) Office 365
9 17 (30.91%) Firewall
10 16 (29.09%) Cisco
10 16 (29.09%) Hyper-V
10 16 (29.09%) Security Cleared
11 15 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
11 15 (27.27%) SCOM
11 15 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2010
11 15 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2013
12 14 (25.45%) Problem Management
12 14 (25.45%) Microsoft Certification
12 14 (25.45%) LAN
13 13 (23.64%) MCSA
13 13 (23.64%) Windows Server 2003
13 13 (23.64%) CCNA
13 13 (23.64%) Cisco Certification
13 13 (23.64%) Management Information System
13 13 (23.64%) Information Security
13 13 (23.64%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 12 (21.82%) Law
14 12 (21.82%) Legal

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 22 (40.00%) MS Exchange
2 15 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2010
2 15 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2013
3 9 (16.36%) SharePoint
4 6 (10.91%) IIS
4 6 (10.91%) Skype for Business
5 4 (7.27%) nginx
6 3 (5.45%) Apache
6 3 (5.45%) SharePoint Server
6 3 (5.45%) Tomcat
7 2 (3.64%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 5 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (5.45%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 17 (30.91%) Office 365
2 8 (14.55%) Azure
3 6 (10.91%) AWS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (30.91%) Firewall
2 14 (25.45%) LAN
3 12 (21.82%) DHCP
3 12 (21.82%) DNS
3 12 (21.82%) NaaS
3 12 (21.82%) WAN
4 11 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (7.27%) MPLS
5 4 (7.27%) NetScaler
6 3 (5.45%) Intranet
6 3 (5.45%) Remote Desktop
6 3 (5.45%) SMTP
6 3 (5.45%) WLAN
6 3 (5.45%) X.400
7 2 (3.64%) 802.11
7 2 (3.64%) HSRP
7 2 (3.64%) Skype
7 2 (3.64%) Spanning Tree
7 2 (3.64%) SSH
7 2 (3.64%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.91%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.45%) EDMS
2 3 (5.45%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (3.64%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (3.64%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (3.64%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.82%) JMeter
2 1 (1.82%) MSI
2 1 (1.82%) Selenium
General
1 12 (21.82%) Law
1 12 (21.82%) Legal
2 3 (5.45%) Back Office
2 3 (5.45%) Military
2 3 (5.45%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.82%) Finance
3 1 (1.82%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.82%) Public Sector
3 1 (1.82%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 14 (25.45%) Infrastructure Support
2 12 (21.82%) Analyst
2 12 (21.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 12 (21.82%) Support Analyst
3 11 (20.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 11 (20.00%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
4 10 (18.18%) Server Engineer
5 5 (9.09%) Storage Engineer
5 5 (9.09%) Windows Engineer
6 4 (7.27%) Architect
6 4 (7.27%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (5.45%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
7 3 (5.45%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
7 3 (5.45%) 3rd Line Support
7 3 (5.45%) Communications Engineer
7 3 (5.45%) Field Engineer
7 3 (5.45%) IT Engineer
8 2 (3.64%) Infrastructure Architect
8 2 (3.64%) Wintel Engineer
9 1 (1.82%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.45%) LDAP
1 3 (5.45%) Middleware
2 2 (3.64%) 802.1X
2 2 (3.64%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 13 (23.64%) Management Information System
2 10 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (7.27%) Client/Server
3 4 (7.27%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (5.45%) Fat Client
4 3 (5.45%) Thin Client
5 2 (3.64%) CMDB
5 2 (3.64%) PKI
6 1 (1.82%) Acoustics
6 1 (1.82%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Licensing
6 1 (1.82%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.82%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 50 (90.91%) Windows
2 42 (76.36%) Windows Server
3 29 (52.73%) Windows Server 2012
4 20 (36.36%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (23.64%) Windows Server 2003
6 12 (21.82%) Windows 8
6 12 (21.82%) Windows XP
7 7 (12.73%) Linux
8 5 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (7.27%) Windows 7
10 3 (5.45%) CentOS
10 3 (5.45%) Solaris
10 3 (5.45%) Windows 10
11 1 (1.82%) Ubuntu
11 1 (1.82%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (25.45%) Problem Management
2 13 (23.64%) Information Security
2 13 (23.64%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 12 (21.82%) Change Management
3 12 (21.82%) Customer-Centricity
3 12 (21.82%) E-Commerce
3 12 (21.82%) Information Security Management
3 12 (21.82%) ISMS
3 12 (21.82%) Security Management
4 9 (16.36%) ITIL
4 9 (16.36%) Problem-Solving
5 7 (12.73%) Configuration Management
5 7 (12.73%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (10.91%) Identity Management
7 5 (9.09%) Enterprise Architecture
7 5 (9.09%) Patch Management
8 4 (7.27%) Decision-Making
8 4 (7.27%) Load Balancing
8 4 (7.27%) Security Patching
9 3 (5.45%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (21.82%) Java
2 11 (20.00%) PowerShell
3 5 (9.09%) SQL
4 3 (5.45%) Bash Shell
5 2 (3.64%) C
5 2 (3.64%) PHP
5 2 (3.64%) Python
5 2 (3.64%) Ruby
6 1 (1.82%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 16 (29.09%) Security Cleared
2 14 (25.45%) Microsoft Certification
3 13 (23.64%) CCNA
3 13 (23.64%) Cisco Certification
3 13 (23.64%) MCSA
4 12 (21.82%) MCITP
5 7 (12.73%) DV Cleared
6 6 (10.91%) SC Cleared
7 2 (3.64%) MCSE
8 1 (1.82%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (1.82%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (1.82%) Degree
8 1 (1.82%) IISP
8 1 (1.82%) MCP
8 1 (1.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.27%) QA
2 1 (1.82%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 1 (1.82%) JSP 440
System Software
1 27 (49.09%) Active Directory
2 16 (29.09%) Hyper-V
3 15 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (16.36%) vSphere
5 7 (12.73%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (9.09%) vCloud
7 3 (5.45%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (3.64%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (3.64%) XenApp
9 1 (1.82%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (1.82%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 20 (36.36%) SCCM
2 15 (27.27%) SCOM
3 6 (10.91%) Norton AntiVirus
4 4 (7.27%) Ansible
5 2 (3.64%) HAProxy
5 2 (3.64%) Kibana
5 2 (3.64%) logstash
5 2 (3.64%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (3.64%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 2 (3.64%) Puppet
5 2 (3.64%) vCenter Server
6 1 (1.82%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (1.82%) Nessus
6 1 (1.82%) PowerCLI
6 1 (1.82%) SCOrch
6 1 (1.82%) WMI
Vendors
1 33 (60.00%) VMware
2 25 (45.45%) Microsoft
3 16 (29.09%) Cisco
4 12 (21.82%) Adobe
4 12 (21.82%) Sony
4 12 (21.82%) Splunk
5 11 (20.00%) F5
5 11 (20.00%) Meraki
6 6 (10.91%) Red Hat
6 6 (10.91%) Symantec
7 4 (7.27%) CheckPoint
7 4 (7.27%) Citrix
8 3 (5.45%) Lumension
8 3 (5.45%) McAfee
8 3 (5.45%) Oracle
9 2 (3.64%) Dell
9 2 (3.64%) HP
9 2 (3.64%) Remedy
9 2 (3.64%) ServiceNow
10 1 (1.82%) EMC