Period
to 13 December 2017

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 13 December 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.

Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
13 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 159 191 171
Rank change year-on-year +32 -20 +2
Contract jobs citing WSUS 26 12 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.53% 0.20% 0.040%
As % of the Systems Management category 5.13% 2.69% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 7 1
West Midlands median daily rate £320 £475 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -32.63% +58.33% +48.15%
England median daily rate £350 £330 £313
% change year-on-year +6.06% +5.60% -3.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £19.50 - -
England median hourly rate £20.00 £43.28 £20.00
% change year-on-year -53.79% +116.40% -30.13%

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 507 446 288
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 10.35% 7.49% 5.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 309 259 149
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £415 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.41% +38.33% -7.69%
10th Percentile £231 £275 £219
90th Percentile £590 £540 £467
England median daily rate £475 £450 £415
% change year-on-year +5.56% +8.43% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 7 19
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.53 £15.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.17% +3.45% -27.50%
10th Percentile £12.93 £12.80 £10.90
90th Percentile £51.88 £19.95 £27.51
England median hourly rate £17.38 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -13.13% - -

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 13 December 2017.

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 13 December 2017. 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
Birmingham +4 9 £350 -30.00%
Solihull - 6 £395 - 1
Wolverhampton - 5 £113 -
Coventry +17 3 £173 -66.34% 1
WSUS
England

For the 6 months to 13 December 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for WSUS.

1 23 (88.46%) Microsoft
1 23 (88.46%) Active Directory
1 23 (88.46%) VMware
2 21 (80.77%) Windows
3 18 (69.23%) MS Exchange
4 16 (61.54%) VMware Infrastructure
5 15 (57.69%) McAfee
6 12 (46.15%) Norton AntiVirus
6 12 (46.15%) Symantec
6 12 (46.15%) Windows Server
7 11 (42.31%) NetApp
7 11 (42.31%) Cisco
8 10 (38.46%) IBM
8 10 (38.46%) SCCM
9 9 (34.62%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (34.62%) Data Centre
10 8 (30.77%) SafeCom
10 8 (30.77%) Hyper-V
10 8 (30.77%) Fat Client
10 8 (30.77%) Problem Management
10 8 (30.77%) VMware ESXi
10 8 (30.77%) Software Deployment
10 8 (30.77%) Mobile Device Management
10 8 (30.77%) Linux
10 8 (30.77%) Blackberry
10 8 (30.77%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 8 (30.77%) Service Delivery
10 8 (30.77%) Thin Client
10 8 (30.77%) Terminal Services
10 8 (30.77%) VMware Workstation

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 18 (69.23%) MS Exchange
2 8 (30.77%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 7 (26.92%) SharePoint
4 5 (19.23%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (11.54%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 4 (15.38%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (26.92%) SAN
2 6 (23.08%) DNS
3 2 (7.69%) DHCP
3 2 (7.69%) SSL
3 2 (7.69%) TACACS
4 1 (3.85%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.69%) SQL Server
1 2 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 4 (15.38%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (26.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (23.08%) Technical Engineer
3 3 (11.54%) 3rd Line Support
3 3 (11.54%) Desktop Support
3 3 (11.54%) Support Engineer
3 3 (11.54%) Wintel Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Support
4 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Server Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Technical Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) Technical Support
4 2 (7.69%) Windows Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
5 1 (3.85%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) 3rd Line Technical Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Service Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (34.62%) Data Centre
2 8 (30.77%) Blackberry
2 8 (30.77%) Fat Client
2 8 (30.77%) Thin Client
3 5 (19.23%) PKI
4 2 (7.69%) Management Information System
5 1 (3.85%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 21 (80.77%) Windows
2 12 (46.15%) Windows Server
3 9 (34.62%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (30.77%) Linux
5 6 (23.08%) Windows 7
6 5 (19.23%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (11.54%) Windows XP
9 1 (3.85%) Android
9 1 (3.85%) Apple iOS
9 1 (3.85%) CentOS
9 1 (3.85%) Debian
9 1 (3.85%) Mac OS X
9 1 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (3.85%) Ubuntu
9 1 (3.85%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (30.77%) Mobile Device Management
1 8 (30.77%) Problem Management
1 8 (30.77%) Service Delivery
1 8 (30.77%) Software Deployment
2 6 (23.08%) ITIL
2 6 (23.08%) Migration
3 5 (19.23%) Asset Management
3 5 (19.23%) Configuration Management
3 5 (19.23%) Integration Testing
3 5 (19.23%) Line Management
4 4 (15.38%) Release Management
5 3 (11.54%) Change Management
5 3 (11.54%) Demand Management
5 3 (11.54%) Incident Management
6 2 (7.69%) Converged Infrastructure
6 2 (7.69%) Customer Engagement
6 2 (7.69%) Service Management
7 1 (3.85%) Change Control
7 1 (3.85%) Coaching
7 1 (3.85%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (23.08%) SQL
2 5 (19.23%) PowerShell
3 2 (7.69%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 3 (11.54%) Security Cleared
2 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (7.69%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.85%) Degree
3 1 (3.85%) DV Cleared
3 1 (3.85%) MCITP
3 1 (3.85%) MCSE
3 1 (3.85%) MCTS
3 1 (3.85%) VCP5
3 1 (3.85%) VCP6
3 1 (3.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) COBIT
1 1 (3.85%) ISO 9001
1 1 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (3.85%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 23 (88.46%) Active Directory
2 16 (61.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (30.77%) Hyper-V
3 8 (30.77%) Microsoft App-V
3 8 (30.77%) Terminal Services
3 8 (30.77%) VMware ESXi
3 8 (30.77%) VMware Workstation
4 6 (23.08%) Virtual Servers
5 5 (19.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 2 (7.69%) BitLocker
6 2 (7.69%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 12 (46.15%) Norton AntiVirus
2 10 (38.46%) SCCM
3 8 (30.77%) Backup Exec
3 8 (30.77%) SafeCom
4 3 (11.54%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (11.54%) SCOM
5 2 (7.69%) Cisco LMS
6 1 (3.85%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 23 (88.46%) Microsoft
1 23 (88.46%) VMware
2 15 (57.69%) McAfee
3 12 (46.15%) Symantec
4 11 (42.31%) Cisco
4 11 (42.31%) NetApp
5 10 (38.46%) IBM
6 8 (30.77%) Wyse
7 4 (15.38%) HP
7 4 (15.38%) Veeam
8 3 (11.54%) Meraki
8 3 (11.54%) SolarWinds
9 2 (7.69%) ArcSight
9 2 (7.69%) Citrix
10 1 (3.85%) Dell
10 1 (3.85%) Nimble Storage