Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 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
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 154 178 173
Rank change year-on-year +24 -5 -13
Contract jobs citing WSUS 29 13 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.62% 0.24% 0.082%
As % of the Systems Management category 6.02% 3.33% 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 8 2
West Midlands median daily rate £325 £463 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -29.73% +32.14% +75.00%
10th Percentile £161 £396 £310
90th Percentile £425 £528 £390
England median daily rate £350 £333 £325
% change year-on-year +5.11% +2.46% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £19.75 - -
England median hourly rate £20.00 £45.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year -55.56% +114.29% -29.41%

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 482 390 283
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 10.22% 7.12% 5.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 290 226 132
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £425 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +41.67% -7.69%
10th Percentile £231 £275 £201
90th Percentile £589 £550 £483
England median daily rate £484 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +7.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 7 21
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.76 £14.48 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.95% +3.43% -24.32%
10th Percentile £13.12 £12.80 £10.50
90th Percentile £53.38 £15.83 £26.00
England median hourly rate £17.07 £19.38 £20.00
% change year-on-year -11.91% -3.13% -

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 16 January 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
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 16 January 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
Solihull - 11 £350 - 1
Birmingham +1 6 £319 -36.25%
Coventry +12 5 £173 -63.68% 1
Wolverhampton - 4 - - 1
WSUS
England

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for WSUS.

1 26 (89.66%) VMware
2 25 (86.21%) Active Directory
3 24 (82.76%) Windows
3 24 (82.76%) Microsoft
4 21 (72.41%) MS Exchange
5 18 (62.07%) Windows Server
6 17 (58.62%) VMware Infrastructure
7 13 (44.83%) VMware ESXi
7 13 (44.83%) McAfee
8 12 (41.38%) Windows Server 2008
9 11 (37.93%) Windows Server 2012
9 11 (37.93%) Linux
9 11 (37.93%) Migration
10 10 (34.48%) Symantec
10 10 (34.48%) Norton AntiVirus
10 10 (34.48%) Windows 7
11 9 (31.03%) SAN
11 9 (31.03%) NetApp
11 9 (31.03%) Cisco
11 9 (31.03%) Windows Server 2003
12 8 (27.59%) Backup Exec
12 8 (27.59%) IBM
12 8 (27.59%) Windows XP
12 8 (27.59%) Virtual Servers
13 7 (24.14%) Data Centre
13 7 (24.14%) SharePoint
13 7 (24.14%) SQL
13 7 (24.14%) Service Delivery
13 7 (24.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 6 (20.69%) Problem Management

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 21 (72.41%) MS Exchange
2 7 (24.14%) SharePoint
3 6 (20.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 5 (17.24%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (10.34%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.45%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (31.03%) SAN
2 5 (17.24%) DNS
3 2 (6.90%) SSL
3 2 (6.90%) TACACS
4 1 (3.45%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (3.45%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.79%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.90%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.45%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (3.45%) Visual Studio
1 1 (3.45%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 3 (10.34%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (37.93%) Technical Engineer
2 6 (20.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (17.24%) 3rd Line Support
3 5 (17.24%) Support Engineer
4 4 (13.79%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 4 (13.79%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 4 (13.79%) Server Engineer
4 4 (13.79%) Technical Support
5 3 (10.34%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
5 3 (10.34%) 3rd Line Server Support
5 3 (10.34%) 3rd Line Technical Engineer
5 3 (10.34%) 3rd Line Technical Support
5 3 (10.34%) Server Support
5 3 (10.34%) Server Support Engineer
5 3 (10.34%) Technical Support Engineer
5 3 (10.34%) Wintel Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Consultant
6 2 (6.90%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.45%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (24.14%) Data Centre
2 6 (20.69%) Blackberry
2 6 (20.69%) Fat Client
2 6 (20.69%) Thin Client
3 5 (17.24%) PKI
4 1 (3.45%) Clustering
4 1 (3.45%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (3.45%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 24 (82.76%) Windows
2 18 (62.07%) Windows Server
3 12 (41.38%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (37.93%) Linux
4 11 (37.93%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (34.48%) Windows 7
6 9 (31.03%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (27.59%) Windows XP
8 2 (6.90%) CentOS
8 2 (6.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (3.45%) Android
9 1 (3.45%) Apple iOS
9 1 (3.45%) Debian
9 1 (3.45%) Mac OS X
9 1 (3.45%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (37.93%) Migration
2 7 (24.14%) Service Delivery
3 6 (20.69%) Mobile Device Management
3 6 (20.69%) Problem Management
3 6 (20.69%) Software Deployment
4 4 (13.79%) Asset Management
4 4 (13.79%) Configuration Management
4 4 (13.79%) Integration Testing
4 4 (13.79%) ITIL
4 4 (13.79%) Line Management
4 4 (13.79%) Release Management
5 3 (10.34%) Change Management
5 3 (10.34%) Demand Management
5 3 (10.34%) Incident Management
6 2 (6.90%) Converged Infrastructure
7 1 (3.45%) DevOps
7 1 (3.45%) Operations Management
7 1 (3.45%) Performance Management
7 1 (3.45%) Performance Monitoring
7 1 (3.45%) Server Patching
Programming Languages
1 7 (24.14%) SQL
2 6 (20.69%) PowerShell
3 2 (6.90%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 3 (10.34%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.90%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.45%) DV Cleared
3 1 (3.45%) MCSE
3 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.45%) VCP5
3 1 (3.45%) VCP6
3 1 (3.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) COBIT
1 1 (3.45%) ISO 9001
1 1 (3.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (3.45%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 25 (86.21%) Active Directory
2 17 (58.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (44.83%) VMware ESXi
4 8 (27.59%) Virtual Servers
5 7 (24.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 6 (20.69%) Hyper-V
6 6 (20.69%) Microsoft App-V
6 6 (20.69%) Terminal Services
6 6 (20.69%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 10 (34.48%) Norton AntiVirus
2 8 (27.59%) Backup Exec
3 6 (20.69%) SafeCom
3 6 (20.69%) SCCM
4 4 (13.79%) SCOM
5 3 (10.34%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (6.90%) Cisco LMS
7 1 (3.45%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (3.45%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 26 (89.66%) VMware
2 24 (82.76%) Microsoft
3 13 (44.83%) McAfee
4 10 (34.48%) Symantec
5 9 (31.03%) Cisco
5 9 (31.03%) NetApp
6 8 (27.59%) IBM
7 6 (20.69%) Wyse
8 5 (17.24%) HP
9 4 (13.79%) Veeam
10 3 (10.34%) SolarWinds
11 2 (6.90%) ArcSight
11 2 (6.90%) Meraki
12 1 (3.45%) Dell
12 1 (3.45%) Nimble Storage