The table below looks at the statistics for WSUS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WSUS over the 3 months to 22 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
Rank - 33 31
Contract jobs citing WSUS 0 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire - 0.36% 0.38%
As % of the Systems Management category - 5.26% 7.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate
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- £150 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.84% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.75 £22.40 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+32.81% -17.03%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Systems Management category in contract jobs advertised in the Bedfordshire region.

Systems Management Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
41 19 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 10.00% 6.91% 4.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 12 9
Average daily rate £363 £300 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.83% -33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £243 £171
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £388 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.84% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
Average hourly rate £17.50 £12.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.83% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.03 £21.00 £22.75
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -7.69%

WSUS
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WSUS across the Bedfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Systems Management category.

WSUS Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

WSUS
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing WSUS across the Bedfordshire region.

WSUS Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

WSUS
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

WSUS Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

WSUS
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing WSUS also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited WSUS.

1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (100.00%) DHCP
1 3 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (100.00%) VPN
1 3 (100.00%) DNS
1 3 (100.00%) SLA
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (100.00%) SAN
1 3 (100.00%) CommVault
1 3 (100.00%) Thin Client
1 3 (100.00%) Terminal Services
1 3 (100.00%) Wyse
1 3 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 3 (100.00%) Load Balancing
1 3 (100.00%) Fat Client
1 3 (100.00%) SCCM
1 3 (100.00%) SCOM
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 3 (100.00%) vSphere
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 3 (100.00%) Performance Tuning

WSUS
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing WSUS also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited WSUS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2003
Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) DHCP
1 3 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (100.00%) VPN
1 3 (100.00%) DNS
1 3 (100.00%) SAN
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Support Engineer
1 3 (100.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 3 (100.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) Thin Client
1 3 (100.00%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Load Balancing
1 3 (100.00%) Performance Tuning
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (100.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (100.00%) Terminal Services
1 3 (100.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (100.00%) SCCM
1 3 (100.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) CommVault
1 3 (100.00%) Wyse