Period
to 22 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 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 22 October 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 > Yorkshire
6 months to
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 182 172 206
Rank change year-on-year -10 +34 +10
Contract jobs citing WSUS 17 12 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.35% 0.28% 0.13%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.69% 2.52% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 6 2
Yorkshire median daily rate £350 £331 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.66% -1.92% +98.68%
10th Percentile £285 £263 £276
90th Percentile £475 £381 £389
England median daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year +6.06% +1.54% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Yorkshire median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £18.75 £20.00 £39.25
% change year-on-year -6.25% -49.04% +121.13%

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 Yorkshire with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
Yorkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 632 476 704
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 12.83% 11.20% 12.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 407 302 485
Yorkshire median daily rate £443 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.12% - +13.33%
10th Percentile £306 £199 £263
90th Percentile £600 £538 £575
England median daily rate £500 £475 £440
% change year-on-year +5.26% +7.95% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 19 10
Yorkshire median hourly rate £20.60 £12.50 £14.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +64.80% -14.89% -18.40%
10th Percentile £13.80 £9.25 £13.24
90th Percentile £36.20 £21.80 £17.50
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year - -22.22% +7.14%

WSUS
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

Job postings citing WSUS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire.

Job vacancy trend for WSUS in Yorkshire

WSUS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WSUS in Yorkshire

WSUS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WSUS in Yorkshire over the 6 months to 22 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WSUS in Yorkshire

WSUS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WSUS in Yorkshire

WSUS
Contract Job Locations in Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WSUS within the Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 22 October 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
West Yorkshire -17 10 £308 -1.60% 7
North Yorkshire -2 3 £350 +27.27%
WSUS
England

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for WSUS.

1 13 (76.47%) ITIL
1 13 (76.47%) Windows
1 13 (76.47%) SCCM
2 9 (52.94%) Change Control
3 8 (47.06%) Windows Server
3 8 (47.06%) Microsoft
3 8 (47.06%) Active Directory
4 7 (41.18%) VMware
4 7 (41.18%) Self-Motivation
4 7 (41.18%) Problem-Solving
5 6 (35.29%) Linux
5 6 (35.29%) MS Exchange
6 5 (29.41%) Unix
6 5 (29.41%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (29.41%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Clustering
7 4 (23.53%) Clustering
7 4 (23.53%) LAN
7 4 (23.53%) Dell
8 3 (17.65%) TCP/IP
8 3 (17.65%) DNS
8 3 (17.65%) Cisco
8 3 (17.65%) DHCP
8 3 (17.65%) SharePoint
8 3 (17.65%) AIX
8 3 (17.65%) Server Virtualisation
8 3 (17.65%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 3 (17.65%) Hyper-V
8 3 (17.65%) Windows 10
9 2 (11.76%) Server Patching

WSUS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Yorkshire 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 6 (35.29%) MS Exchange
2 3 (17.65%) SharePoint
3 2 (11.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (5.88%) CMS
4 1 (5.88%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Sage 200
1 1 (5.88%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (23.53%) LAN
2 3 (17.65%) DHCP
2 3 (17.65%) DNS
2 3 (17.65%) TCP/IP
3 2 (11.76%) Firewall
3 2 (11.76%) SAN
3 2 (11.76%) VPN
4 1 (5.88%) ADSL
4 1 (5.88%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (5.88%) FTP
4 1 (5.88%) IPsec
4 1 (5.88%) iSCSI
4 1 (5.88%) MPLS
4 1 (5.88%) Network Security
4 1 (5.88%) Skype
4 1 (5.88%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.88%) Firebird
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (11.76%) Back Office
1 2 (11.76%) Finance
1 2 (11.76%) Marketing
1 2 (11.76%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (47.06%) Administrator
2 5 (29.41%) Infrastructure Support
2 5 (29.41%) Systems Administrator
2 5 (29.41%) Unix Administrator
2 5 (29.41%) Unix Systems Administrator
3 4 (23.53%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
3 4 (23.53%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (17.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (17.65%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 3 (17.65%) Support Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) Active Directory Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Support Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Windows Administrator
5 2 (11.76%) Windows Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) Windows Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 7 (41.18%) Self-Motivation
2 4 (23.53%) Clustering
3 2 (11.76%) Blackberry
3 2 (11.76%) Computer Science
4 1 (5.88%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 13 (76.47%) Windows
2 8 (47.06%) Windows Server
3 6 (35.29%) Linux
4 5 (29.41%) Unix
5 3 (17.65%) AIX
5 3 (17.65%) Windows 10
6 1 (5.88%) Android
6 1 (5.88%) Windows 7
6 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (5.88%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (76.47%) ITIL
2 9 (52.94%) Change Control
3 7 (41.18%) Problem-Solving
4 3 (17.65%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 3 (17.65%) Server Virtualisation
5 2 (11.76%) Business Transformation
5 2 (11.76%) Change Management
5 2 (11.76%) High Availability
5 2 (11.76%) Network Load Balancing
5 2 (11.76%) Server Patching
6 1 (5.88%) Deployment Automation
6 1 (5.88%) Mobile Device Management
6 1 (5.88%) Patch Management
6 1 (5.88%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) CCA
1 2 (11.76%) Citrix Certification
1 2 (11.76%) Computer Science Degree
1 2 (11.76%) Degree
1 2 (11.76%) MCITP
1 2 (11.76%) MCSE
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 8 (47.06%) Active Directory
2 5 (29.41%) VMware ESXi
2 5 (29.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (17.65%) Hyper-V
4 2 (11.76%) XenApp
4 2 (11.76%) XenDesktop
4 2 (11.76%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 13 (76.47%) SCCM
2 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (11.76%) HP SIM
3 2 (11.76%) SCOM
3 2 (11.76%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 8 (47.06%) Microsoft
2 7 (41.18%) VMware
3 4 (23.53%) Dell
4 3 (17.65%) Cisco
5 2 (11.76%) Citrix
5 2 (11.76%) EMC
5 2 (11.76%) F5
5 2 (11.76%) HP
5 2 (11.76%) McAfee
5 2 (11.76%) NetApp
5 2 (11.76%) Red Hat
5 2 (11.76%) SolarWinds
5 2 (11.76%) Splunk
6 1 (5.88%) Meraki
6 1 (5.88%) Sage
6 1 (5.88%) SonicWALL
6 1 (5.88%) Spiceworks
6 1 (5.88%) Veeam