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 3 months to 26 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)
England / Yorkshire
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 112 - 138
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing WSUS 7 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.35% - 0.14%
As % of the Systems Management category 3.68% - 1.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 3
Median daily rate £313 - £140
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 - £124
10% offered a daily rate of more than £343 - £348
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £308 £291
% change year-on-year +2.43% +5.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £24.91 £40.00
% change year-on-year +10.41% -37.73%  

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 Yorkshire with a requirement for systems management skills.

Systems Management Skills
Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 190 358 248
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 9.44% 12.91% 8.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 248 147
Median daily rate £420 £498 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.57% +32.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £320 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £625 £433
UK excluding London median daily rate £447 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +11.62% +5.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 5
Median hourly rate £9.50 £22.50 £20.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -57.77% +9.09%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £34.85 £20.19
% change year-on-year -49.78% +72.65%  

WSUS
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Yorkshire 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 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 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 3 months to 26 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
West Yorkshire - 4 £294 - 2
South Yorkshire - 3 £350 -
WSUS
England

For the 6 months to 26 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for WSUS.

1 5 (71.43%) Windows
1 5 (71.43%) Active Directory
1 5 (71.43%) Firewall
2 4 (57.14%) Hyper-V
2 4 (57.14%) Veeam
2 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2012
2 4 (57.14%) SAN
2 4 (57.14%) Dell
2 4 (57.14%) Windows Server
3 3 (42.86%) LAN
3 3 (42.86%) WAN
4 2 (28.57%) Cisco
4 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 2 (28.57%) HP
4 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
4 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (28.57%) Migration
4 2 (28.57%) Replication
4 2 (28.57%) VMware
4 2 (28.57%) Clustering
4 2 (28.57%) Driving Licence
4 2 (28.57%) SmoothWall
4 2 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
4 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
4 2 (28.57%) EqualLogic
4 2 (28.57%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (28.57%) Wireless
4 2 (28.57%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (28.57%) iSCSI

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 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 5 (71.43%) Firewall
2 4 (57.14%) SAN
3 3 (42.86%) LAN
3 3 (42.86%) WAN
4 2 (28.57%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (28.57%) iSCSI
4 2 (28.57%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) Consultant
1 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Manager
1 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Project Manager
1 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Support Manager
1 2 (28.57%) Project Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) Project Manager
1 2 (28.57%) Senior Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) Senior Infrastructure Manager
1 2 (28.57%) Senior Infrastructure Project Manager
1 2 (28.57%) Senior Infrastructure Support Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) Senior Manager
1 2 (28.57%) Senior Project Manager
1 2 (28.57%) Senior Support Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) Server Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Support Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) Support Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Clustering
1 2 (28.57%) Driving Licence
1 2 (28.57%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) Windows
2 4 (57.14%) Windows Server
2 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
3 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (14.29%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Integration Testing
1 2 (28.57%) Migration
1 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
1 2 (28.57%) Unit Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Data Protection
2 1 (14.29%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) DBS Check
System Software
1 5 (71.43%) Active Directory
2 4 (57.14%) Hyper-V
3 2 (28.57%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
1 2 (28.57%) SCCM
1 2 (28.57%) SmoothWall
2 1 (14.29%) SCOM
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Dell
1 4 (57.14%) Veeam
2 2 (28.57%) Cisco
2 2 (28.57%) EqualLogic
2 2 (28.57%) HP
2 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 2 (28.57%) SonicWALL
2 2 (28.57%) VMware
3 1 (14.29%) EMC
3 1 (14.29%) SolarWinds