Period
to 14 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Wales 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 14 December 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)
UK > Wales
6 months to
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 112 85 104
Rank change year-on-year -27 +19 +13
Contract jobs citing WSUS 7 8 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 0.40% 0.65% 0.071%
As % of the Systems Management category 3.54% 5.16% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 1
Wales median daily rate £350 £363 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.45% +20.83% -
10th Percentile £291 £315 £290
90th Percentile £450 £414 £310
UK median daily rate £361 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +3.07% +7.69% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Wales median hourly rate - £15.00 -
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £43.28
% change year-on-year -5.00% -53.79% +111.12%

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 Wales with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
Wales
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 198 155 150
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 11.43% 12.54% 10.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 100 114
Wales median daily rate £440 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -11.11% +20.00%
10th Percentile £311 £167 £296
90th Percentile £628 £538 £616
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 0
Wales median hourly rate £21.00 £16.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.23% - -
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £20.87
% change year-on-year - -16.13% +8.31%

WSUS
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

Job postings citing WSUS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Wales.

Job vacancy trend for WSUS in Wales

WSUS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WSUS in Wales

WSUS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WSUS in Wales over the 6 months to 14 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WSUS in Wales

WSUS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WSUS in Wales

WSUS
Contract Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WSUS within the Wales region over the 6 months to 14 December 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
South Wales -28 6 £400 +10.34% 1
WSUS
UK

For the 6 months to 14 December 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 Wales region with a requirement for WSUS.

1 7 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 7 (100.00%) VMware
1 7 (100.00%) SCCM
2 6 (85.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (85.71%) McAfee
2 6 (85.71%) Microsoft
3 5 (71.43%) ITIL
3 5 (71.43%) vSphere
3 5 (71.43%) SCOM
3 5 (71.43%) Problem-Solving
4 4 (57.14%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 4 (57.14%) VSAN
4 4 (57.14%) vCenter Server
4 4 (57.14%) Work Breakdown Structure
4 4 (57.14%) Apache Axis
4 4 (57.14%) PKI
4 4 (57.14%) VLAN
4 4 (57.14%) SC Cleared
4 4 (57.14%) Security Cleared
4 4 (57.14%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (57.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (57.14%) McAfee ePO
4 4 (57.14%) High Availability
4 4 (57.14%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (57.14%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (57.14%) Security Hardening
4 4 (57.14%) Windows Server
4 4 (57.14%) SQL
4 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
4 4 (57.14%) IIS

WSUS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales 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 (57.14%) Exchange Server 2013
1 4 (57.14%) IIS
1 4 (57.14%) MS Exchange
1 4 (57.14%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (57.14%) Firewall
1 4 (57.14%) VLAN
1 4 (57.14%) VSAN
2 1 (14.29%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
1 4 (57.14%) SQL Server 2008
1 4 (57.14%) SQL Server 2012
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Designer
1 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Build Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Designer
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) Apache Axis
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) CESG
1 4 (57.14%) Management Information System
1 4 (57.14%) PKI
2 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Linux
1 4 (57.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 4 (57.14%) Windows
1 4 (57.14%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) ITIL
1 5 (71.43%) Problem-Solving
2 4 (57.14%) High Availability
2 4 (57.14%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 4 (57.14%) Security Hardening
2 4 (57.14%) Work Breakdown Structure
3 3 (42.86%) ITIL V3
3 3 (42.86%) Time Management
3 3 (42.86%) TOGAF
4 2 (28.57%) Data Protection
4 2 (28.57%) GAP Analysis
4 2 (28.57%) Service Management
5 1 (14.29%) Application Packaging
5 1 (14.29%) Change Control
5 1 (14.29%) Decision-Making
5 1 (14.29%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) SQL
2 3 (42.86%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) MCSE
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (57.14%) SC Cleared
1 4 (57.14%) Security Cleared
2 3 (42.86%) Degree
2 3 (42.86%) HNC
3 1 (14.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 7 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (85.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (71.43%) vSphere
4 4 (57.14%) VMware Workstation
5 2 (28.57%) Hyper-V
5 2 (28.57%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 2 (28.57%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (28.57%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (100.00%) SCCM
2 5 (71.43%) SCOM
3 4 (57.14%) Backup Exec
3 4 (57.14%) McAfee ePO
3 4 (57.14%) NetBackup
3 4 (57.14%) Norton AntiVirus
3 4 (57.14%) vCenter Server
4 1 (14.29%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) VMware
2 6 (85.71%) McAfee
2 6 (85.71%) Microsoft
3 4 (57.14%) Red Hat
3 4 (57.14%) Symantec
4 2 (28.57%) Citrix
4 2 (28.57%) Remedy
4 2 (28.57%) Sophos
5 1 (14.29%) Dell
5 1 (14.29%) HP
5 1 (14.29%) NetApp
5 1 (14.29%) Veeam