Period
to 21 October 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 21 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)
UK > Wales
6 months to
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 108 88 -
Rank change year-on-year -20 - +116
Contract jobs citing WSUS 5 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 0.31% 0.35% -
As % of the Systems Management category 2.38% 3.03% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 0
Wales median daily rate £350 £293 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.66% - -
UK median daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year +2.94% +4.62% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Wales median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £18.75 £20.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year -6.25% -43.66% +82.05%

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 210 132 149
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 13.12% 11.57% 10.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 87 106
Wales median daily rate £425 £401 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.12% -11.00% +20.00%
10th Percentile £312 £175 £316
90th Percentile £575 £527 £597
UK median daily rate £500 £470 £430
% change year-on-year +6.38% +9.30% +7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 1
Wales median hourly rate £21.00 £15.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.00% -14.29% +84.21%
10th Percentile £20.50 £10.00 £17.25
90th Percentile £21.50 £30.60 £17.75
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £23.25
% change year-on-year -2.78% -22.58% +13.41%

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 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 21 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
South Wales -29 4 £400 +263.64%
WSUS
UK

For the 6 months to 21 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 Wales region with a requirement for WSUS.

1 5 (100.00%) McAfee
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 5 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 5 (100.00%) VMware
1 5 (100.00%) SCCM
1 5 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (80.00%) Problem-Solving
2 4 (80.00%) ITIL
3 3 (60.00%) SQL
3 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (60.00%) IIS
3 3 (60.00%) Windows
3 3 (60.00%) Linux
3 3 (60.00%) MCSE
3 3 (60.00%) SharePoint
3 3 (60.00%) MS Exchange
3 3 (60.00%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (60.00%) Red Hat
3 3 (60.00%) Symantec
3 3 (60.00%) VMware Workstation
3 3 (60.00%) NetBackup
3 3 (60.00%) Backup Exec
3 3 (60.00%) Firewall
3 3 (60.00%) VLAN
3 3 (60.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 3 (60.00%) Windows Server
3 3 (60.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (60.00%) VSAN

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 3 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 3 (60.00%) IIS
1 3 (60.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (60.00%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) Firewall
1 3 (60.00%) VLAN
1 3 (60.00%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server 2012
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Build Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) Apache Axis
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) CESG
1 2 (40.00%) Management Information System
1 2 (40.00%) PKI
2 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Linux
1 3 (60.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
1 3 (60.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) ITIL
1 4 (80.00%) Problem-Solving
2 3 (60.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 3 (60.00%) Work Breakdown Structure
3 2 (40.00%) High Availability
3 2 (40.00%) ITIL V3
3 2 (40.00%) Security Hardening
3 2 (40.00%) Service Management
3 2 (40.00%) TOGAF
4 1 (20.00%) Change Control
4 1 (20.00%) Data Protection
4 1 (20.00%) Decision-Making
4 1 (20.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) MCSE
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (60.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) Degree
2 1 (20.00%) HNC
System Software
1 5 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 5 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (60.00%) VMware Workstation
2 3 (60.00%) vSphere
3 2 (40.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 2 (40.00%) Virtual Servers
3 2 (40.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (100.00%) SCCM
2 3 (60.00%) Backup Exec
2 3 (60.00%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (60.00%) NetBackup
2 3 (60.00%) Norton AntiVirus
2 3 (60.00%) SCOM
2 3 (60.00%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) McAfee
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 5 (100.00%) VMware
2 3 (60.00%) Red Hat
2 3 (60.00%) Symantec
3 2 (40.00%) Citrix
3 2 (40.00%) Remedy
3 2 (40.00%) Sophos