Period
to 19 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 19 July 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)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
19 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 155 169 202
Rank change year-on-year +14 +33 -30
Contract jobs citing WSUS 39 13 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.75% 0.30% 0.25%
As % of the Systems Management category 6.71% 3.33% 2.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 6 12
West Midlands median daily rate £438 £363 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.69% +16.00% -12.28%
10th Percentile £301 £106 £263
90th Percentile £486 £638 £338
England median daily rate £334 £325 £350
% change year-on-year +2.69% -7.14% +9.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 3
West Midlands median hourly rate £20.00 £14.22 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.70% +13.72% -44.44%
10th Percentile £13.75 £13.51 £10.65
90th Percentile £28.25 £14.92 £19.35
England median hourly rate £18.50 £16.50 £25.75
% change year-on-year +12.12% -35.92% +14.44%

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 West Midlands with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 581 390 593
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 11.24% 8.87% 9.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 376 266 315
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £471 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.36% +17.63% +14.29%
10th Percentile £281 £278 £294
90th Percentile £575 £575 £512
England median daily rate £488 £466 £425
% change year-on-year +4.73% +9.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 11 14
West Midlands median hourly rate £18.50 £14.22 £13.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.14% +2.01% -38.07%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.25 £10.73
90th Percentile £23.00 £21.50 £24.45
England median hourly rate £19.25 £17.89 £21.75
% change year-on-year +7.63% -17.77% +8.59%

WSUS
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for WSUS in the West Midlands

WSUS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WSUS in the West Midlands

WSUS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WSUS in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 19 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WSUS in the West Midlands

WSUS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WSUS in the West Midlands

WSUS
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing WSUS in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 19 July 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for WSUS in the West Midlands

WSUS
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WSUS within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 19 July 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
Coventry +1 16 £450 +38.46% 2
Solihull - 7 £350 -
Birmingham -14 5 £268 -33.13% 2
Herefordshire +7 2 £323 -48.40%
WSUS
England

For the 6 months to 19 July 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for WSUS.

1 38 (97.44%) Windows
2 31 (79.49%) Windows Server
3 30 (76.92%) Active Directory
4 29 (74.36%) Microsoft
5 24 (61.54%) Windows Server 2012
6 21 (53.85%) Microsoft Azure
7 20 (51.28%) PowerShell
7 20 (51.28%) DevOps
8 19 (48.72%) Visual Studio
8 19 (48.72%) C#
8 19 (48.72%) .NET
8 19 (48.72%) SQL Server
9 18 (46.15%) SQL
9 18 (46.15%) Security Cleared
10 17 (43.59%) Team Foundation Server
10 17 (43.59%) T-SQL
11 16 (41.03%) Public Cloud
11 16 (41.03%) IaaS
12 15 (38.46%) SaaS
12 15 (38.46%) PaaS
12 15 (38.46%) Cloud Computing
13 12 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
13 12 (30.77%) SC Cleared
14 11 (28.21%) SCCM
14 11 (28.21%) VMware
15 10 (25.64%) Microsoft App-V
15 10 (25.64%) VMware ESXi
15 10 (25.64%) Cybersecurity
16 9 (23.08%) Hyper-V
16 9 (23.08%) MS Exchange

WSUS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 9 (23.08%) MS Exchange
2 4 (10.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (5.13%) IIS
4 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.56%) MS Project Server
4 1 (2.56%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 21 (53.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (41.03%) IaaS
3 15 (38.46%) Cloud Computing
3 15 (38.46%) PaaS
3 15 (38.46%) SaaS
4 1 (2.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.69%) DHCP
1 3 (7.69%) DNS
1 3 (7.69%) SAN
2 1 (2.56%) DKIM
2 1 (2.56%) Intranet
2 1 (2.56%) iSCSI
2 1 (2.56%) NetScaler
2 1 (2.56%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (48.72%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.56%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 19 (48.72%) Visual Studio
2 17 (43.59%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (5.13%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 2 (5.13%) Finance
2 1 (2.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (43.59%) DevOps Engineer
2 10 (25.64%) Cybersecurity Engineer
2 10 (25.64%) Security Engineer
3 4 (10.26%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 4 (10.26%) Azure Engineer
3 4 (10.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (10.26%) Support Engineer
4 3 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 3 (7.69%) IT Engineer
4 3 (7.69%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (7.69%) Technical Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) 3rd Line Technical Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Azure DevOps
5 2 (5.13%) Azure DevOps Engineer
6 1 (2.56%) Azure Software Engineer
6 1 (2.56%) Cloud Engineer
6 1 (2.56%) Exchange Migration Engineer
6 1 (2.56%) Windows Engineer
6 1 (2.56%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (48.72%) .NET
2 3 (7.69%) JSON
3 1 (2.56%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 16 (41.03%) Public Cloud
2 8 (20.51%) Data Centre
3 7 (17.95%) Fat Client
3 7 (17.95%) Thin Client
4 6 (15.38%) User Experience
5 4 (10.26%) Blackberry
6 3 (7.69%) Clustering
7 2 (5.13%) Management Information System
8 1 (2.56%) EMC VNX
8 1 (2.56%) EMC VNXe
8 1 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (2.56%) PKI
8 1 (2.56%) Replication
8 1 (2.56%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 38 (97.44%) Windows
2 31 (79.49%) Windows Server
3 24 (61.54%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (15.38%) Windows 7
5 5 (12.82%) Windows 10
6 4 (10.26%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (10.26%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (7.69%) Windows XP
8 2 (5.13%) Linux
8 2 (5.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (2.56%) CentOS
9 1 (2.56%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (51.28%) DevOps
2 12 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (25.64%) Cybersecurity
4 6 (15.38%) Integration Testing
4 6 (15.38%) Line Management
4 6 (15.38%) Migration
5 5 (12.82%) ITIL
5 5 (12.82%) Mobile Device Management
5 5 (12.82%) Open Source
6 4 (10.26%) Continuous Deployment
6 4 (10.26%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (10.26%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (10.26%) Release Management
6 4 (10.26%) Service Management
6 4 (10.26%) Software Deployment
7 3 (7.69%) Application Virtualisation
7 3 (7.69%) Asset Management
7 3 (7.69%) Coaching
7 3 (7.69%) IT Strategy
7 3 (7.69%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 20 (51.28%) PowerShell
2 19 (48.72%) C#
3 18 (46.15%) SQL
4 17 (43.59%) T-SQL
5 3 (7.69%) VB
5 3 (7.69%) VBScript
6 2 (5.13%) C
7 1 (2.56%) Java
Qualifications
1 18 (46.15%) Security Cleared
2 12 (30.77%) SC Cleared
3 3 (7.69%) BC Cleared
3 3 (7.69%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (7.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 3 (7.69%) MCP
3 3 (7.69%) MCSE
3 3 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (5.13%) Degree
5 1 (2.56%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 30 (76.92%) Active Directory
2 10 (25.64%) Microsoft App-V
2 10 (25.64%) VMware ESXi
3 9 (23.08%) Hyper-V
4 7 (17.95%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (12.82%) Terminal Services
6 4 (10.26%) Docker
6 4 (10.26%) Virtual Servers
6 4 (10.26%) VMware Workstation
7 3 (7.69%) DFS Replication
7 3 (7.69%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (5.13%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (2.56%) Firmware
9 1 (2.56%) VMware Server
9 1 (2.56%) XenApp
9 1 (2.56%) XenDesktop
9 1 (2.56%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 11 (28.21%) SCCM
2 4 (10.26%) Backup Exec
2 4 (10.26%) SafeCom
2 4 (10.26%) SCOM
3 3 (7.69%) SCVMM
4 2 (5.13%) Failover Clustering
4 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 2 (5.13%) SCDPM
4 2 (5.13%) SCSM
5 1 (2.56%) EdgeSight
5 1 (2.56%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (2.56%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (2.56%) Nessus
5 1 (2.56%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (2.56%) SCOrch
5 1 (2.56%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 29 (74.36%) Microsoft
2 11 (28.21%) VMware
3 7 (17.95%) Wyse
4 5 (12.82%) HP
5 4 (10.26%) Cisco
6 3 (7.69%) Symantec
7 2 (5.13%) McAfee
8 1 (2.56%) Adobe
8 1 (2.56%) Citrix
8 1 (2.56%) Dell
8 1 (2.56%) EMC
8 1 (2.56%) IBM
8 1 (2.56%) NetApp
8 1 (2.56%) Red Hat
8 1 (2.56%) Sophos
8 1 (2.56%) Tripwire