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 3 months to 24 June 2017 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 217 245 237
Rank change year-on-year +28 -8  
Contract jobs citing WSUS 22 25 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.29% 0.28% 0.40%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.60% 2.32% 3.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 6 21
Median daily rate £360 £390 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +32.20%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £330 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £392 £550 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £308 £288
% change year-on-year +4.06% +6.95%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 13 2
Median hourly rate £27.50 £25.75 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.79% -35.62%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £24.91 £40.00
% change year-on-year +10.41% -37.73%  

WSUS is in the systems management skills category. The next 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.

Systems Management Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 846 1077 1028
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 11.08% 12.07% 10.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 479 634 575
Median daily rate £450 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.75% +2.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £377
% change year-on-year +12.50% +5.99%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 41 39
Median hourly rate £12.00 £35.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -66.19% +69.04%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £17.45 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.23 £57.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £35.00 £20.19
% change year-on-year -50.00% +73.39%  

WSUS
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing WSUS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Systems Management category.

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 3 months to 24 June 2017.

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 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +25 11 £360 -28.00% 1
West Sussex +17 3 £365 -15.11% 1
Hampshire +9 2 £419 +35.08%
Surrey 0 1 - -
East Sussex - 1 - -
Kent - 1 £375 -
WSUS
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing WSUS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for WSUS.

1 46 (92.00%) Windows
2 44 (88.00%) Active Directory
3 27 (54.00%) Microsoft
4 26 (52.00%) DNS
4 26 (52.00%) VMware
5 25 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 23 (46.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 21 (42.00%) Windows Server
7 21 (42.00%) SCCM
8 20 (40.00%) DHCP
9 17 (34.00%) Windows Server 2003
9 17 (34.00%) PowerShell
10 16 (32.00%) VB
11 14 (28.00%) ITIL
12 13 (26.00%) Windows 7
13 12 (24.00%) Exchange Server 2013
13 12 (24.00%) LAN
13 12 (24.00%) Cisco
13 12 (24.00%) Symantec
14 11 (22.00%) HP
14 11 (22.00%) Citrix
14 11 (22.00%) SQL
14 11 (22.00%) Security Cleared
14 11 (22.00%) Patch Management
15 10 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
15 10 (20.00%) NetBackup
16 9 (18.00%) Internet
16 9 (18.00%) SMTP
16 9 (18.00%) SC Cleared
16 9 (18.00%) Android

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 12 (24.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 6 (12.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 6 (12.00%) IIS
2 6 (12.00%) MS Exchange
3 5 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (10.00%) Skype for Business
4 4 (8.00%) SharePoint
5 3 (6.00%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2003
Business Applications
1 3 (6.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (4.00%) Office 365
3 1 (2.00%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (2.00%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (2.00%) IaaS
3 1 (2.00%) iTunes
3 1 (2.00%) OneDrive
3 1 (2.00%) SaaS
3 1 (2.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 26 (52.00%) DNS
2 20 (40.00%) DHCP
3 12 (24.00%) LAN
4 9 (18.00%) Cisco IOS
4 9 (18.00%) Internet
4 9 (18.00%) SMTP
5 7 (14.00%) TCP/IP
6 6 (12.00%) WAN
7 5 (10.00%) Skype
8 4 (8.00%) MPLS
8 4 (8.00%) VPN
9 2 (4.00%) NetScaler
10 1 (2.00%) DMZ
10 1 (2.00%) Extranet
10 1 (2.00%) Intranet
10 1 (2.00%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.00%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 6 (12.00%) Finance
2 2 (4.00%) Legal
3 1 (2.00%) Back Office
3 1 (2.00%) Electronics
3 1 (2.00%) Online Betting
3 1 (2.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (26.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 10 (20.00%) Consultant
3 9 (18.00%) VMware Engineer
4 8 (16.00%) Windows Consultant
5 7 (14.00%) Support Engineer
6 6 (12.00%) 3rd Line Support
7 5 (10.00%) Active Directory Engineer
7 5 (10.00%) Deployment Specialist
7 5 (10.00%) Desktop Support
7 5 (10.00%) Exchange Engineer
7 5 (10.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
8 4 (8.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 4 (8.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 4 (8.00%) Active Directory Consultant
8 4 (8.00%) Analyst
8 4 (8.00%) SCCM Engineer
8 4 (8.00%) VMware Consultant
8 4 (8.00%) VMware Support Engineer
8 4 (8.00%) Windows Engineer
8 4 (8.00%) Windows Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.00%) Management Information System
2 4 (8.00%) Clustering
3 3 (6.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (6.00%) HP Storage
4 2 (4.00%) Replication
5 1 (2.00%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.00%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 46 (92.00%) Windows
2 25 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 23 (46.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 21 (42.00%) Windows Server
5 17 (34.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 13 (26.00%) Windows 7
7 9 (18.00%) Android
8 7 (14.00%) Windows 10
9 6 (12.00%) Linux
9 6 (12.00%) Windows 8
9 6 (12.00%) Windows Vista
10 3 (6.00%) CentOS
11 1 (2.00%) AIX
11 1 (2.00%) Ubuntu
11 1 (2.00%) Unix
11 1 (2.00%) Windows 2000
11 1 (2.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (28.00%) ITIL
2 11 (22.00%) Patch Management
3 9 (18.00%) Infrastructure Monitoring
3 9 (18.00%) Mobile Device Management
4 8 (16.00%) Migration
5 7 (14.00%) Problem Management
5 7 (14.00%) Service Management
6 6 (12.00%) Security Patching
7 5 (10.00%) Cybersecurity
7 5 (10.00%) Enterprise Architecture
7 5 (10.00%) Software Deployment
7 5 (10.00%) Virtual Infrastructure
8 4 (8.00%) CRM
8 4 (8.00%) Server Building
9 3 (6.00%) Change Management
9 3 (6.00%) Coaching
9 3 (6.00%) Data Protection
9 3 (6.00%) Disaster Recovery
9 3 (6.00%) Risk Assessment
9 3 (6.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (34.00%) PowerShell
2 16 (32.00%) VB
3 11 (22.00%) SQL
4 7 (14.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (22.00%) Security Cleared
2 9 (18.00%) SC Cleared
3 5 (10.00%) Degree
4 2 (4.00%) MCITP
4 2 (4.00%) MCTS
4 2 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.00%) CISSP
5 1 (2.00%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.00%) GCIH
5 1 (2.00%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.00%) SLA
2 1 (2.00%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.00%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.00%) PMO
System Software
1 44 (88.00%) Active Directory
2 10 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (12.00%) VMware ESXi
3 6 (12.00%) vSphere
4 4 (8.00%) XenDesktop
5 3 (6.00%) DFS Replication
5 3 (6.00%) vCloud
5 3 (6.00%) XenApp
6 2 (4.00%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (4.00%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (4.00%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (2.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 21 (42.00%) SCCM
2 10 (20.00%) NetBackup
3 9 (18.00%) AirWatch
4 8 (16.00%) Norton AntiVirus
5 6 (12.00%) BladeLogic
5 6 (12.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 3 (6.00%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (4.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 2 (4.00%) SCOM
7 2 (4.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (4.00%) vCenter Server
8 1 (2.00%) Backup Exec
8 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (2.00%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (2.00%) PowerCLI
8 1 (2.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 27 (54.00%) Microsoft
2 26 (52.00%) VMware
3 12 (24.00%) Cisco
3 12 (24.00%) Symantec
4 11 (22.00%) Citrix
4 11 (22.00%) HP
5 9 (18.00%) MobileIron
6 4 (8.00%) Remedy
7 3 (6.00%) McAfee
7 3 (6.00%) SolarWinds
7 3 (6.00%) Sophos
8 2 (4.00%) Altiris
8 2 (4.00%) Dell
8 2 (4.00%) IBM
9 1 (2.00%) Intel
9 1 (2.00%) Red Hat