Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 22 November 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 West
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 181 185 198
Rank change year-on-year +4 +13 -5
Contract jobs citing WSUS 15 18 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.26% 0.31% 0.34%
As % of the Systems Management category 3.38% 3.46% 4.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 13 11
South West median daily rate £250 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.08% - +8.33%
10th Percentile £208 £251 £188
90th Percentile £319 £415 £575
England median daily rate £345 £325 £300
% change year-on-year +6.15% +8.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £152.50 £131.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -72.13% +16.19% +228.13%
10th Percentile £41.25 £141.25 £101.38
90th Percentile £43.75 £163.75 £160.13
England median hourly rate £20.00 £43.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -53.49% +138.89% -25.77%

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 West with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 444 520 450
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 7.83% 9.06% 6.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 286 347 266
South West median daily rate £402 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.07% - -
10th Percentile £213 £250 £205
90th Percentile £550 £575 £539
England median daily rate £475 £450 £413
% change year-on-year +5.56% +9.09% +3.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 8 22
South West median hourly rate £23.50 £34.00 £21.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.88% +56.32% -5.95%
10th Percentile £17.46 £25.04 £17.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £82.38 £49.34
England median hourly rate £17.07 £20.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year -16.74% +2.50% +0.45%

WSUS
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing WSUS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for WSUS in the South West

WSUS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing WSUS in the South West.

Contractor daily rate trend for WSUS in the South West

WSUS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing WSUS in the South West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for WSUS in the South West

WSUS
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 6 months to 22 November 2017. 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
Wiltshire 0 4 £313 -18.83%
Bristol -14 4 - -
Dorset - 3 - -
Devon 0 2 £225 - 1
WSUS
England

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 West region with a requirement for WSUS.

1 15 (100.00%) Windows
2 9 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 9 (60.00%) SQL Server
3 8 (53.33%) SQL
3 8 (53.33%) Windows 7
3 8 (53.33%) Windows Server
4 7 (46.67%) McAfee ePO
4 7 (46.67%) Firewall
4 7 (46.67%) MS Exchange
4 7 (46.67%) LAN
4 7 (46.67%) Linux
4 7 (46.67%) McAfee
5 6 (40.00%) Finance
5 6 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (40.00%) PowerShell
6 5 (33.33%) VMware
7 4 (26.67%) Regression Testing
7 4 (26.67%) Oracle
7 4 (26.67%) NetApp
7 4 (26.67%) Tomcat
7 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
7 4 (26.67%) Citrix
7 4 (26.67%) WAN
7 4 (26.67%) DHCP
7 4 (26.67%) VPN
7 4 (26.67%) Nagios
7 4 (26.67%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (26.67%) Asset Management
7 4 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
7 4 (26.67%) Puppet

WSUS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 7 (46.67%) MS Exchange
2 4 (26.67%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 4 (26.67%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (6.67%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (46.67%) Firewall
1 7 (46.67%) LAN
2 4 (26.67%) DHCP
2 4 (26.67%) VPN
2 4 (26.67%) WAN
3 3 (20.00%) IP Telephony
3 3 (20.00%) NAS
3 3 (20.00%) SAN
4 2 (13.33%) Network Security
5 1 (6.67%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (6.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) InstallShield
General
1 6 (40.00%) Finance
2 3 (20.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support
1 5 (33.33%) Linux Engineer
2 4 (26.67%) Administrator
2 4 (26.67%) Windows Administrator
3 2 (13.33%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
3 2 (13.33%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) 3rd Line Server Support
3 2 (13.33%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Desktop Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Desktop Support
3 2 (13.33%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) IT Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) IT Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) IT Support Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Server Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Server Support
3 2 (13.33%) Server Support Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Support Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Windows Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) VAX
Operating Systems
1 15 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (53.33%) Windows 7
2 8 (53.33%) Windows Server
3 7 (46.67%) Linux
4 6 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (20.00%) Unix
6 2 (13.33%) Windows 10
6 2 (13.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) Asset Management
1 4 (26.67%) DevOps
1 4 (26.67%) Regression Testing
1 4 (26.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (20.00%) Migration
3 2 (13.33%) Server Monitoring
4 1 (6.67%) Application Virtualisation
4 1 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (6.67%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (53.33%) SQL
2 6 (40.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
1 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.67%) CCNA
2 1 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (13.33%) PCI DSS
2 1 (6.67%) RMADS
System Software
1 9 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (26.67%) vSphere
3 2 (13.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (46.67%) McAfee ePO
2 4 (26.67%) Nagios
2 4 (26.67%) Puppet
3 2 (13.33%) SCCM
4 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 7 (46.67%) McAfee
2 5 (33.33%) VMware
3 4 (26.67%) Citrix
3 4 (26.67%) Dell KACE
3 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
3 4 (26.67%) NetApp
3 4 (26.67%) Oracle
4 3 (20.00%) Sun
5 1 (6.67%) Cisco
5 1 (6.67%) Intel