Period
to 25 September 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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 149 316 341
Rank change year-on-year +167 +25 -25
Contract jobs citing WSUS 12 49 55
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 0.34% 0.34% 0.33%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.53% 2.51% 2.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 27 29
Median daily rate £225 £400 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -43.75% +45.45% -19.12%
10th Percentile £196 £298 £200
90th Percentile £381 £501 £450
England median daily rate £425 £400 £335
% change year-on-year +6.25% +19.40% +3.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £52.50 £12.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +330.33% -47.28%
England median hourly rate £35.00 £42.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year -16.67% +127.03% -7.50%

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 475 1,950 2,204
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 13.45% 13.59% 13.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 302 1,204 1,309
Median daily rate £461 £452 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.05% +0.33% +5.88%
10th Percentile £263 £275 £263
90th Percentile £624 £625 £577
England median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 61 76
Median hourly rate £32.50 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +62.50% +14.29% +32.08%
10th Percentile £12.45 £12.00 £11.18
90th Percentile £39.85 £82.50 £54.38
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year +66.67% +13.51% +5.71%

WSUS
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing WSUS as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing WSUS in the South East.

Daily rate trend for WSUS in the South East

WSUS
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing WSUS in the South East over the 6 months to 25 September 2020.

Daily rate histogram for WSUS in the South East

WSUS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing WSUS in the South East.

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 25 September 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
Surrey +85 5 £225 -56.83% 1
Hampshire +68 4 - - 2
Thames Valley +123 2 £350 -9.68% 2
Berkshire +97 2 £350 -9.68% 2
Kent +26 1 £375 +25.00%
WSUS
England

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 12 (100.00%) Windows
2 11 (91.67%) Active Directory
3 9 (75.00%) Microsoft
3 9 (75.00%) VMware
4 8 (66.67%) SCCM
5 7 (58.33%) VMware Infrastructure
6 6 (50.00%) Hyper-V
6 6 (50.00%) Windows Server
6 6 (50.00%) Citrix
6 6 (50.00%) SQL Server
7 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (41.67%) Security Cleared
8 4 (33.33%) Windows 7
8 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
8 4 (33.33%) DNS
8 4 (33.33%) MS Exchange
8 4 (33.33%) LAN
8 4 (33.33%) WAN
8 4 (33.33%) McAfee
8 4 (33.33%) Firewall
9 3 (25.00%) Symantec
9 3 (25.00%) Finance
9 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (25.00%) SAN
9 3 (25.00%) TCP/IP
9 3 (25.00%) Linux
9 3 (25.00%) SharePoint
9 3 (25.00%) Windows XP

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 4 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 3 (25.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (16.67%) IBM Notes
4 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (8.33%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (8.33%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (25.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (33.33%) DNS
1 4 (33.33%) Firewall
1 4 (33.33%) LAN
1 4 (33.33%) WAN
2 3 (25.00%) SAN
2 3 (25.00%) Skype
2 3 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (16.67%) Cisco Firepower
3 2 (16.67%) DHCP
3 2 (16.67%) IPsec
3 2 (16.67%) Junos
3 2 (16.67%) NetScaler
3 2 (16.67%) VoIP
4 1 (8.33%) Broadband
4 1 (8.33%) DSL
4 1 (8.33%) Internet
4 1 (8.33%) NAS
4 1 (8.33%) VLAN
4 1 (8.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) ClearCase
1 2 (16.67%) ClearQuest
General
1 3 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (16.67%) Financial Institution
3 1 (8.33%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Support Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Desktop Support
2 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 2 (16.67%) IT Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) IT Support
2 2 (16.67%) IT Support Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
3 1 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Desktop Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Linux Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Mobile Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Operations Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Security Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Support Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Ubuntu Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Clustering
2 2 (16.67%) Client/Server
3 1 (8.33%) EMC VNX
3 1 (8.33%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 12 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (25.00%) Linux
5 3 (25.00%) Windows 10
5 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (25.00%) Windows XP
6 2 (16.67%) AIX
6 2 (16.67%) Apple iOS
6 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2016
7 1 (8.33%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (16.67%) Change Control
1 2 (16.67%) Collaborative Working
1 2 (16.67%) Configuration Management
1 2 (16.67%) High Availability
1 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 2 (16.67%) ITIL
1 2 (16.67%) Network Management
1 2 (16.67%) SIEM
2 1 (8.33%) Antivirus Management
2 1 (8.33%) DevOps
2 1 (8.33%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (8.33%) Line Management
2 1 (8.33%) Patch Management
2 1 (8.33%) Project Delivery
2 1 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (8.33%) Security Hardening
2 1 (8.33%) Security Patching
2 1 (8.33%) Software Delivery
2 1 (8.33%) Software Deployment
2 1 (8.33%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) PowerShell
1 2 (16.67%) SQL
1 2 (16.67%) VB
1 2 (16.67%) VBScript
2 1 (8.33%) C++
2 1 (8.33%) T-SQL
2 1 (8.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 5 (41.67%) Security Cleared
2 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (8.33%) Degree
3 1 (8.33%) DV Cleared
3 1 (8.33%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) ISO 9001
1 1 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 20000
1 1 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (91.67%) Active Directory
2 7 (58.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (50.00%) Hyper-V
4 3 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (25.00%) vSphere
4 3 (25.00%) XenApp
5 2 (16.67%) Terminal Server
5 2 (16.67%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (8.33%) Terminal Services
6 1 (8.33%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 8 (66.67%) SCCM
2 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Clustering
2 3 (25.00%) SCOM
2 3 (25.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 2 (16.67%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (16.67%) Tivoli
3 2 (16.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (8.33%) MIMEsweeper
Vendors
1 9 (75.00%) Microsoft
1 9 (75.00%) VMware
2 6 (50.00%) Citrix
3 4 (33.33%) McAfee
4 3 (25.00%) Symantec
5 2 (16.67%) Apple
5 2 (16.67%) Avaya
5 2 (16.67%) CA
5 2 (16.67%) Cisco
5 2 (16.67%) IBM
5 2 (16.67%) Juniper
5 2 (16.67%) LogRhythm
5 2 (16.67%) Lotus
5 2 (16.67%) NetApp
5 2 (16.67%) SolarWinds
6 1 (8.33%) EMC
6 1 (8.33%) Forcepoint
6 1 (8.33%) Palo Alto