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 3 months to 22 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 West
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 117 140 138
Rank change year-on-year +23 -2  
Contract jobs citing WSUS 17 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.63% 0.23% 0.097%
As % of the Systems Management category 7.14% 2.41% 1.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 1
Median daily rate £298 £550 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -45.90% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £303 £295
% change year-on-year +4.13% +2.54%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £42.50 - £162.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £24.06 £40.00
% change year-on-year +14.29% -39.85%  

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 West with a requirement for systems management skills.

Systems Management Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 238 290 217
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 8.83% 9.67% 6.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 204 125
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £300 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £439 £400 £377
% change year-on-year +9.75% +5.99%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 26
Median hourly rate £47.50 £15.36 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +209.34% -23.92%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £12.20 £16.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £15.36 £24.00
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 West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West 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 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 3 months to 22 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
Dorset - 12 £300 -
Bristol -4 2 - -
Wiltshire +2 1 £300 -45.45%
WSUS
England

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

1 25 (100.00%) Windows
2 17 (68.00%) Windows Server
3 16 (64.00%) SAN
4 15 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (52.00%) Microsoft
5 13 (52.00%) VMware
6 12 (48.00%) MS Exchange
6 12 (48.00%) PowerShell
7 11 (44.00%) Patch Management
7 11 (44.00%) Active Directory
8 10 (40.00%) Finance
9 9 (36.00%) Disaster Recovery
9 9 (36.00%) Exchange Server 2010
9 9 (36.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 9 (36.00%) Windows 7
10 8 (32.00%) McAfee ePO
10 8 (32.00%) McAfee
10 8 (32.00%) SQL Server
11 7 (28.00%) Linux
11 7 (28.00%) Security Patching
11 7 (28.00%) Application Packaging
12 6 (24.00%) SQL
12 6 (24.00%) Oracle
13 5 (20.00%) LAN
13 5 (20.00%) Firewall
13 5 (20.00%) Backup Exec
13 5 (20.00%) Veeam
13 5 (20.00%) Remote Desktop
14 4 (16.00%) Virtual Machines
14 4 (16.00%) Task Automation

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 12 (48.00%) MS Exchange
2 9 (36.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (8.00%) Tomcat
4 1 (4.00%) SharePoint
4 1 (4.00%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (12.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (64.00%) SAN
2 5 (20.00%) Firewall
2 5 (20.00%) LAN
2 5 (20.00%) Remote Desktop
3 3 (12.00%) DHCP
3 3 (12.00%) DNS
3 3 (12.00%) IP Telephony
3 3 (12.00%) NAS
4 2 (8.00%) Network Security
4 2 (8.00%) VPN
4 2 (8.00%) WAN
5 1 (4.00%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (4.00%) DCCP
5 1 (4.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (32.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database 11g
General
1 10 (40.00%) Finance
2 3 (12.00%) Back Office
2 3 (12.00%) Electronics
2 3 (12.00%) Manufacturing
2 3 (12.00%) Marketing
2 3 (12.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (36.00%) Analyst
2 7 (28.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 5 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support
4 4 (16.00%) Infrastructure Support
4 4 (16.00%) Support Analyst
5 3 (12.00%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
5 3 (12.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 3 (12.00%) 3rd Line Server Support
5 3 (12.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 3 (12.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (12.00%) Linux Engineer
5 3 (12.00%) Server Support
5 3 (12.00%) Support Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) Desktop Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) Server Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) Server Support Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) Windows Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) EMC VNX
2 3 (12.00%) Client/Server
2 3 (12.00%) iPad
2 3 (12.00%) VAX
3 1 (4.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 25 (100.00%) Windows
2 17 (68.00%) Windows Server
3 15 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (36.00%) Windows 7
4 9 (36.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (28.00%) Linux
6 3 (12.00%) Unix
6 3 (12.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (8.00%) Windows 10
7 2 (8.00%) Windows 8
8 1 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (44.00%) Patch Management
2 9 (36.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 7 (28.00%) Application Packaging
3 7 (28.00%) Security Patching
4 4 (16.00%) Migration
4 4 (16.00%) Server Patching
4 4 (16.00%) Task Automation
5 3 (12.00%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (12.00%) Digital Marketing
5 3 (12.00%) Programme Management
6 2 (8.00%) Data Migration
6 2 (8.00%) DevOps
6 2 (8.00%) PRINCE2
6 2 (8.00%) Server Monitoring
6 2 (8.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (4.00%) Change Management
7 1 (4.00%) ITIL
7 1 (4.00%) MOF
7 1 (4.00%) Risk Management
7 1 (4.00%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 12 (48.00%) PowerShell
2 6 (24.00%) SQL
3 3 (12.00%) VBScript
4 2 (8.00%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 4 (16.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (8.00%) Degree
2 2 (8.00%) DV Cleared
2 2 (8.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.00%) CCNA
3 1 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) COBIT
1 1 (4.00%) RMADS
System Software
1 11 (44.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (16.00%) Virtual Machines
2 4 (16.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (12.00%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (8.00%) Hyper-V
4 2 (8.00%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (8.00%) VMware Server
4 2 (8.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (32.00%) McAfee ePO
2 5 (20.00%) Backup Exec
3 2 (8.00%) Puppet
3 2 (8.00%) SCOM
4 1 (4.00%) HP SIM
4 1 (4.00%) SCCM
4 1 (4.00%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 13 (52.00%) Microsoft
1 13 (52.00%) VMware
2 8 (32.00%) McAfee
3 6 (24.00%) Oracle
4 5 (20.00%) Veeam
5 4 (16.00%) Dell
5 4 (16.00%) Dell Compellent
5 4 (16.00%) NetApp
5 4 (16.00%) Nimble Storage
5 4 (16.00%) Sage
6 3 (12.00%) SAP
6 3 (12.00%) Sun
7 1 (4.00%) Cisco
7 1 (4.00%) Red Hat