Period
to 17 October 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 October 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 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 327 319 328
Rank change year-on-year -8 +9 -6
Contract jobs citing WSUS 49 51 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.30% 0.31% 0.29%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.24% 2.51% 2.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 37 25
South East median daily rate £269 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.14% +7.69% -
10th Percentile £200 £149 £211
90th Percentile £448 £450 £381
England median daily rate £350 £328 £325
% change year-on-year +6.87% +0.77% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 16
South East median hourly rate £12.20 £23.14 £43.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -47.28% -46.36% +143.04%
10th Percentile £9.96 £18.53 £22.68
90th Percentile £14.44 £27.81 £45.50
England median hourly rate £18.75 £20.00 £43.00
% change year-on-year -6.25% -53.49% +142.25%

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 2,185 2,028 2,054
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 13.26% 12.47% 12.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,305 1,225 1,216
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.01% +6.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £253
90th Percentile £583 £575 £538
England median daily rate £500 £475 £440
% change year-on-year +5.26% +7.95% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 57 72
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £14.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.69% -47.27% +36.24%
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.15 £12.25
90th Percentile £54.05 £43.75 £58.75
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year - -22.22% +7.14%

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 October 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 17 October 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 +7 27 £200 -38.46% 2
Buckinghamshire +37 20 £200 +17.82% 1
Hampshire -18 10 £440 +4.76%
Surrey -21 7 £350 -22.22% 1
Kent +7 4 £288 -31.34% 1
Berkshire -26 4 £363 +6.62%
Oxfordshire - 3 - - 1
West Sussex -14 1 £400 +9.59%
WSUS
England

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 47 (95.92%) Windows
2 34 (69.39%) SCCM
3 32 (65.31%) Active Directory
4 31 (63.27%) Microsoft
5 24 (48.98%) Office 365
6 23 (46.94%) Windows Server
7 20 (40.82%) Windows 7
8 19 (38.78%) Change Management
9 18 (36.73%) ITIL
9 18 (36.73%) Security Cleared
10 17 (34.69%) VMware
11 16 (32.65%) Microsoft Office
12 14 (28.57%) McAfee
12 14 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
12 14 (28.57%) DV Cleared
13 13 (26.53%) SC Cleared
14 12 (24.49%) DNS
14 12 (24.49%) ITIL V3
15 11 (22.45%) Citrix
15 11 (22.45%) Microsoft Certification
15 11 (22.45%) SCOM
16 10 (20.41%) Problem Management
16 10 (20.41%) QA
16 10 (20.41%) Patch Management
17 9 (18.37%) Windows 10
17 9 (18.37%) Splunk
17 9 (18.37%) Windows Server 2012
17 9 (18.37%) Virtual Machines
17 9 (18.37%) Windows Server 2008
17 9 (18.37%) Finance

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 6 (12.24%) MS Exchange
1 6 (12.24%) SharePoint
2 4 (8.16%) IIS
3 3 (6.12%) Apache
3 3 (6.12%) SharePoint Server
4 2 (4.08%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (4.08%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (2.04%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 16 (32.65%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 24 (48.98%) Office 365
2 4 (8.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (4.08%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (4.08%) OneDrive
4 1 (2.04%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 12 (24.49%) DNS
2 9 (18.37%) DHCP
3 5 (10.20%) SAN
4 4 (8.16%) Internet
5 3 (6.12%) LAN
5 3 (6.12%) WAN
6 2 (4.08%) Firewall
6 2 (4.08%) Skype
6 2 (4.08%) VPN
7 1 (2.04%) NAS
7 1 (2.04%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.12%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.08%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1 (2.04%) MSI
General
1 9 (18.37%) Finance
2 7 (14.29%) Law
3 3 (6.12%) Back Office
3 3 (6.12%) Military
4 2 (4.08%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (2.04%) Banking
5 1 (2.04%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.04%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 19 (38.78%) Analyst
2 8 (16.33%) Support Analyst
3 7 (14.29%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 7 (14.29%) Infrastructure Support
3 7 (14.29%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
4 6 (12.24%) Desktop Support
4 6 (12.24%) Wintel Engineer
5 5 (10.20%) Service Analyst
5 5 (10.20%) Service Desk Analyst
6 4 (8.16%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 4 (8.16%) Active Directory Analyst
6 4 (8.16%) Consultant
6 4 (8.16%) Desktop Analyst
6 4 (8.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (8.16%) SCCM Specialist
6 4 (8.16%) Support Engineer
6 4 (8.16%) Windows Engineer
6 4 (8.16%) Wintel Support
7 3 (6.12%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
7 3 (6.12%) Windows Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.12%) PKI
2 2 (4.08%) Data Protection Act
2 2 (4.08%) Life Science
3 1 (2.04%) Clustering
3 1 (2.04%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.04%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 47 (95.92%) Windows
2 23 (46.94%) Windows Server
3 20 (40.82%) Windows 7
4 9 (18.37%) Windows 10
4 9 (18.37%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (18.37%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (16.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (6.12%) Solaris
6 3 (6.12%) Unix
7 1 (2.04%) AIX
7 1 (2.04%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (38.78%) Change Management
2 18 (36.73%) ITIL
3 12 (24.49%) ITIL V3
4 10 (20.41%) Patch Management
4 10 (20.41%) Problem Management
5 7 (14.29%) E-Commerce
5 7 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
6 4 (8.16%) Application Packaging
6 4 (8.16%) Configuration Management
6 4 (8.16%) Incident Management
6 4 (8.16%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 4 (8.16%) Migration
7 3 (6.12%) Antivirus Management
7 3 (6.12%) Data Protection
7 3 (6.12%) Demand Management
7 3 (6.12%) Knowledge Management
7 3 (6.12%) Mentoring
7 3 (6.12%) NsoIT
7 3 (6.12%) Server Virtualisation
7 3 (6.12%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 7 (14.29%) Java
1 7 (14.29%) PowerShell
2 2 (4.08%) C
3 1 (2.04%) SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (36.73%) Security Cleared
2 14 (28.57%) DV Cleared
3 13 (26.53%) SC Cleared
4 11 (22.45%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (18.37%) MCSA
6 2 (4.08%) MCSE
7 1 (2.04%) AWS Certification
7 1 (2.04%) MCITP
7 1 (2.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (20.41%) QA
2 2 (4.08%) SLA
3 1 (2.04%) PMO
System Software
1 32 (65.31%) Active Directory
2 14 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (18.37%) Virtual Machines
4 7 (14.29%) vSphere
5 6 (12.24%) Hyper-V
6 4 (8.16%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (8.16%) XenServer
7 3 (6.12%) XenDesktop
8 2 (4.08%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 34 (69.39%) SCCM
2 11 (22.45%) SCOM
3 3 (6.12%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (2.04%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (2.04%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (2.04%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (2.04%) WMI
Vendors
1 31 (63.27%) Microsoft
2 17 (34.69%) VMware
3 14 (28.57%) McAfee
4 11 (22.45%) Citrix
5 9 (18.37%) Splunk
6 7 (14.29%) Adobe
6 7 (14.29%) Sony
7 4 (8.16%) HP
8 2 (4.08%) Cisco
8 2 (4.08%) SolarWinds
8 2 (4.08%) SonicWALL
9 1 (2.04%) Centrify
9 1 (2.04%) EMC
9 1 (2.04%) IBM
9 1 (2.04%) Intel
9 1 (2.04%) Ivanti
9 1 (2.04%) Red Hat
9 1 (2.04%) Remedy
9 1 (2.04%) Symantec
9 1 (2.04%) Twitter