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 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
England / South West
Rank 132 125 137
Rank change year-on-year -7 +12  
Contract jobs citing WSUS 8 13 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.31% 0.45% 0.22%
As % of the Systems Management category 4.42% 5.44% 3.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 12 4
Median daily rate £250 £381 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -34.42% +17.30%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £333 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £450 £361
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £384 £314
% change year-on-year -8.79% +22.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £43.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -61.62% +91.11%  

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 181 239 211
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 6.97% 8.26% 6.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 161 133
Median daily rate £425 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £225 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £549 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 12
Median hourly rate £21.30 £17.00 £18.53
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.29% -8.25%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.34 £10.45 £12.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.26 £19.35 £37.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year -15.55% +4.65%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WSUS in the South West over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WSUS in the South West

WSUS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 24 March 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
Bristol - 5 £250 - 1
Somerset +4 1 £401 -11.00%
WSUS
England

WSUS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 9 (100.00%) Windows
1 9 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 8 (88.89%) Windows Server
3 7 (77.78%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (44.44%) PowerShell
5 4 (44.44%) Patch Management
5 4 (44.44%) Server Patching
5 4 (44.44%) EMC VNX
5 4 (44.44%) Dell Compellent
5 4 (44.44%) Nimble Storage
5 4 (44.44%) Finance
5 4 (44.44%) Dell
5 4 (44.44%) SAN
5 4 (44.44%) NetApp
5 4 (44.44%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (33.33%) Programme Management
6 3 (33.33%) Client/Server
6 3 (33.33%) DNS
6 3 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (33.33%) SAP
6 3 (33.33%) VBScript
6 3 (33.33%) Manufacturing
6 3 (33.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 3 (33.33%) Marketing
6 3 (33.33%) Digital Marketing
6 3 (33.33%) Electronics
6 3 (33.33%) Telecoms

WSUS
Top Related 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 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
1 1 (11.11%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (33.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) SAN
2 3 (33.33%) DNS
3 1 (11.11%) DCCP
3 1 (11.11%) DHCP
3 1 (11.11%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (44.44%) Finance
2 3 (33.33%) Electronics
2 3 (33.33%) Manufacturing
2 3 (33.33%) Marketing
2 3 (33.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (11.11%) Retail
Job Titles
1 1 (11.11%) Active Directory Specialist
1 1 (11.11%) DBA
1 1 (11.11%) DV Cleared DBA
1 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Specialist
1 1 (11.11%) Integration Engineer
1 1 (11.11%) Software Integration Engineer
1 1 (11.11%) SQL DBA
1 1 (11.11%) Windows Infrastructure Specialist
1 1 (11.11%) Windows Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) EMC VNX
2 3 (33.33%) Client/Server
3 1 (11.11%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (88.89%) Windows Server
3 7 (77.78%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (22.22%) Linux
6 2 (22.22%) Windows 10
7 1 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (11.11%) Windows 7
7 1 (11.11%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Patch Management
1 4 (44.44%) Server Patching
2 3 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (33.33%) Digital Marketing
2 3 (33.33%) Programme Management
3 2 (22.22%) PRINCE2
3 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (11.11%) Capacity Management
4 1 (11.11%) Change Management
4 1 (11.11%) Configuration Management
4 1 (11.11%) Knowledge Management
4 1 (11.11%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) PowerShell
2 3 (33.33%) VBScript
3 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) DV Cleared
1 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 2 (22.22%) Degree
3 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 9 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (44.44%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (22.22%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (11.11%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) SCCM
1 1 (11.11%) SCOM
1 1 (11.11%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Dell
1 4 (44.44%) Dell Compellent
1 4 (44.44%) NetApp
1 4 (44.44%) Nimble Storage
2 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (33.33%) SAP
3 2 (22.22%) VMware
4 1 (11.11%) arcserve
4 1 (11.11%) Cisco
4 1 (11.11%) Citrix
4 1 (11.11%) Intel Security
4 1 (11.11%) Juniper
4 1 (11.11%) Red Hat