Period
to 26 July 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 26 July 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
26 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 168 196 174
Rank change year-on-year +28 -22 -1
Contract jobs citing WSUS 10 15 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.23% 0.25% 0.098%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.57% 2.55% 1.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 12 4
West Midlands median daily rate £219 £313 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -30.00% -12.28% +4.78%
10th Percentile £106 £263 £259
90th Percentile £399 £338 £398
England median daily rate £315 £338 £320
% change year-on-year -6.67% +5.47% -1.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 5
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.22 £12.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.72% -44.44% -
10th Percentile £13.51 £10.65 £21.25
90th Percentile £14.92 £19.35 £23.75
England median hourly rate £17.11 £24.91 £22.50
% change year-on-year -31.31% +10.69% +7.14%

WSUS is in the systems management skills category. The next 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.

Systems Management Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 389 589 330
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 8.84% 9.77% 6.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 268 313 180
West Midlands median daily rate £473 £400 £361
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.25% +10.73% +14.68%
10th Percentile £286 £287 £200
90th Percentile £575 £512 £538
England median daily rate £475 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +11.76% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 13 39
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.20 £14.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.43% -34.88% +59.26%
10th Percentile £11.50 £10.65 £12.07
90th Percentile £20.70 £24.55 £40.00
England median hourly rate £17.50 £21.33 £20.19
% change year-on-year -17.96% +5.67% +4.86%

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 26 July 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 26 July 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 +10 5 £400 +33.33%
Wolverhampton - 2 £113 -
Coventry +14 1 £325 - 1
Herefordshire -7 1 - -
Shropshire - 1 - - 2
WSUS
England

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 10 (100.00%) Windows
1 10 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 9 (90.00%) Microsoft
3 8 (80.00%) SCCM
4 6 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (60.00%) Hyper-V
4 6 (60.00%) VMware
4 6 (60.00%) Microsoft App-V
5 5 (50.00%) VMware Workstation
5 5 (50.00%) Wyse
5 5 (50.00%) Fat Client
5 5 (50.00%) NetApp
5 5 (50.00%) Thin Client
5 5 (50.00%) Terminal Services
5 5 (50.00%) Symantec
5 5 (50.00%) McAfee
5 5 (50.00%) Norton AntiVirus
5 5 (50.00%) Blackberry
5 5 (50.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 5 (50.00%) MS Exchange
5 5 (50.00%) Cisco
5 5 (50.00%) IBM
5 5 (50.00%) Software Deployment
5 5 (50.00%) Mobile Device Management
5 5 (50.00%) Data Centre
5 5 (50.00%) SafeCom
5 5 (50.00%) Windows Server
6 4 (40.00%) DNS
7 3 (30.00%) DHCP
7 3 (30.00%) Meraki

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 5 (50.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 5 (50.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) Office 365
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (40.00%) DNS
2 3 (30.00%) DHCP
3 1 (10.00%) NAS
3 1 (10.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Consultant
2 2 (20.00%) Desktop Support
3 1 (10.00%) Active Directory Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Active Directory Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Active Directory Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) Cloud Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Field Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Server Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Service Desk Support
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) Blackberry
1 5 (50.00%) Data Centre
1 5 (50.00%) Fat Client
1 5 (50.00%) Thin Client
2 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (10.00%) Client/Server
3 1 (10.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 10 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (20.00%) Unix
3 2 (20.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (10.00%) Linux
4 1 (10.00%) Windows 10
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Mobile Device Management
1 5 (50.00%) Software Deployment
2 2 (20.00%) Asset Management
2 2 (20.00%) Change Control
2 2 (20.00%) Change Management
2 2 (20.00%) Coaching
2 2 (20.00%) Configuration Management
2 2 (20.00%) Customer Engagement
2 2 (20.00%) Integration Testing
2 2 (20.00%) ITIL
2 2 (20.00%) Line Management
2 2 (20.00%) Problem Management
2 2 (20.00%) Service Delivery
2 2 (20.00%) Service Management
3 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (10.00%) Information Security
3 1 (10.00%) Information Security Management
3 1 (10.00%) Knowledge Management
3 1 (10.00%) Security Management
3 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) C#
1 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (10.00%) SQL
1 1 (10.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) MCITP
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (10.00%) Degree
2 1 (10.00%) DV Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) MCSA
2 1 (10.00%) MCSE
2 1 (10.00%) MCTS
2 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 10 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (60.00%) Hyper-V
2 6 (60.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 6 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (50.00%) Terminal Services
3 5 (50.00%) VMware Workstation
4 2 (20.00%) BitLocker
4 2 (20.00%) Terminal Server
5 1 (10.00%) Docker
5 1 (10.00%) UAG
Systems Management
1 8 (80.00%) SCCM
2 5 (50.00%) Norton AntiVirus
2 5 (50.00%) SafeCom
3 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 1 (10.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 9 (90.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (60.00%) VMware
3 5 (50.00%) Cisco
3 5 (50.00%) IBM
3 5 (50.00%) McAfee
3 5 (50.00%) NetApp
3 5 (50.00%) Symantec
3 5 (50.00%) Wyse
4 3 (30.00%) Meraki
5 2 (20.00%) Citrix