The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West Sussex with a requirement for WSUS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited WSUS over the 3 months to 28 June 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)
South East / West Sussex
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 57 72 53
Rank change year-on-year +15 -19  
Contract jobs citing WSUS 3 4 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 0.61% 0.54% 1.65%
As % of the Systems Management category 4.29% 7.14% 29.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Median daily rate £365 £430 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.11% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £305 £291
% change year-on-year +4.91% +4.72%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £43.00 £42.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +1.29%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £29.13 £40.00
% change year-on-year -5.57% -27.18%  

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 West Sussex with a requirement for systems management skills.

Systems Management Skills
West Sussex
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 70 56 31
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Sussex 14.17% 7.56% 5.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 40 13
Median daily rate £383 £365 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.79% +8.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £304 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £430 £418
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £378
% change year-on-year +12.50% +5.76%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 5
Median hourly rate - £43.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +7.50%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £34.10 £20.50
% change year-on-year -48.68% +66.34%  

WSUS
Job Vacancy Trend in West Sussex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in West Sussex citing WSUS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Systems Management category.

Job vacancy trend for WSUS in West Sussex

WSUS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Sussex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WSUS in West Sussex

WSUS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in West Sussex

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WSUS in West Sussex

WSUS
Contract Job Locations in West Sussex

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 Sussex region over the 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Crawley +2 2 £366 - 1
Horsham - 1 £350 -
WSUS
South East

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 Sussex region with a requirement for WSUS.

1 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (60.00%) VMware
2 3 (60.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (40.00%) Virtual Desktop
3 2 (40.00%) vCenter Server
3 2 (40.00%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (40.00%) Windows 10
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (40.00%) Finance
3 2 (40.00%) Migration
3 2 (40.00%) SCCM
3 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (40.00%) Symantec
3 2 (40.00%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (40.00%) IBM
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (20.00%) SQL
4 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (20.00%) Unix
4 1 (20.00%) AIX
4 1 (20.00%) Linux
4 1 (20.00%) DHCP
4 1 (20.00%) DNS
4 1 (20.00%) Back Office
4 1 (20.00%) HP

WSUS
Co-occurring IT Skills in West Sussex 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) DHCP
1 1 (20.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Back Office
2 1 (20.00%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) 3rd Line Support
1 2 (40.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Active Directory Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Active Directory Support
2 1 (20.00%) Active Directory Support Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Backup Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) SCCM Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Support Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Virtualisation Specialist
2 1 (20.00%) VMware Specialist
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Wintel Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Wintel Support
2 1 (20.00%) Wintel Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (40.00%) Windows 10
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (20.00%) AIX
4 1 (20.00%) Linux
4 1 (20.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Migration
2 1 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Server Building
2 1 (20.00%) Software Deployment
2 1 (20.00%) Virtual Environments
2 1 (20.00%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) PMO
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (40.00%) Virtual Desktop
2 2 (40.00%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (20.00%) vSphere
3 1 (20.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (40.00%) SCCM
1 2 (40.00%) vCenter Server
2 1 (20.00%) Backup Exec
2 1 (20.00%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) VMware
2 2 (40.00%) IBM
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) Symantec
3 1 (20.00%) Citrix
3 1 (20.00%) HP