The table below looks at the statistics for WSUS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WSUS over the 3 months to 2 July 2015 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
Rank 112 107 115
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +8
Contract jobs citing WSUS 7 19 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.29% 0.77% 0.29%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.98% 9.95% 2.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 9 5
Average daily rate
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£275 £350 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% +29.62%
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
-11.53% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £21.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +2.43%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.10 £21.00 £16.19
% change year-on-year
+38.57% +29.72%
WSUS
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Systems Management category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Systems Management Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
235 191 283
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 9.69% 7.74% 11.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 88 110
Average daily rate £400 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £206 £152
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £338
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 14
Average hourly rate £20.00 £14.25 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.35% -53.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.30 £9.75 £25.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.60 £19.68 £32.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £18.75 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -14.77%

WSUS
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

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

WSUS Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

WSUS
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

WSUS Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

WSUS
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WSUS across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 2 July 2015.

WSUS Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

WSUS
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

WSUS Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

WSUS
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WSUS within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 2 July 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Slough +1 2 £275 -
Maidenhead - 2 £275 -
WSUS
South East

WSUS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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 8 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (75.00%) DNS
3 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (50.00%) vSphere
4 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 4 (50.00%) MS Excel
4 4 (50.00%) TCP/IP
4 4 (50.00%) VMware
5 3 (37.50%) VMware ESX
5 3 (37.50%) NetBackup
5 3 (37.50%) Symantec
5 3 (37.50%) McAfee
5 3 (37.50%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (37.50%) Firewall
5 3 (37.50%) MCITP
5 3 (37.50%) VLAN
5 3 (37.50%) MCSE
5 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
5 3 (37.50%) HP
5 3 (37.50%) Citrix
5 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (37.50%) SAN
5 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (37.50%) PowerShell
5 3 (37.50%) SCCM
6 2 (25.00%) Fat Client
6 2 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (25.00%) HP SIM

WSUS
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
1 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
1 1 (12.50%) Lync
1 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 4 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (25.00%) MS Office
3 1 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) SAP CCM
1 1 (12.50%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (12.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (75.00%) DNS
2 4 (50.00%) TCP/IP
3 3 (37.50%) SAN
3 3 (37.50%) Firewall
3 3 (37.50%) VLAN
4 2 (25.00%) DHCP
5 1 (12.50%) iSCSI
5 1 (12.50%) NAS
5 1 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (12.50%) VPN
5 1 (12.50%) LAN
5 1 (12.50%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Subversion
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Systems Administrator
1 2 (25.00%) Administrator
2 1 (12.50%) Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Virtualisation Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Systems Support
2 1 (12.50%) Support Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Service Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (12.50%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Thin Client
1 2 (25.00%) Fat Client
1 2 (25.00%) EMC VNX
2 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (25.00%) Windows 7
6 1 (12.50%) Windows 8
6 1 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Business Continuity
1 2 (25.00%) Incident Management
1 2 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
1 2 (25.00%) Change Control
1 2 (25.00%) Software Deployment
1 2 (25.00%) Kalman Filter
1 2 (25.00%) Line Management
1 2 (25.00%) Malware Detection\Protection
1 2 (25.00%) Patch Management
1 2 (25.00%) ITIL
1 2 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (12.50%) ITSM
2 1 (12.50%) ERP
2 1 (12.50%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) PowerShell
2 2 (25.00%) SQL
2 2 (25.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) MCSE
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (37.50%) MCITP
2 2 (25.00%) Degree
3 1 (12.50%) MOS
3 1 (12.50%) MCTS
3 1 (12.50%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) SLA
1 1 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (50.00%) vSphere
2 3 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 3 (37.50%) VMware ESX
3 2 (25.00%) Terminal Services
3 2 (25.00%) ISA Server
4 1 (12.50%) VMware Server
4 1 (12.50%) NFS
4 1 (12.50%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) Norton AntiVirus
1 3 (37.50%) NetBackup
1 3 (37.50%) SCCM
2 2 (25.00%) HP SIM
3 1 (12.50%) CA Spectrum
3 1 (12.50%) Nagios
3 1 (12.50%) SCOM
3 1 (12.50%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (50.00%) VMware
2 3 (37.50%) Symantec
2 3 (37.50%) McAfee
2 3 (37.50%) HP
2 3 (37.50%) Citrix
3 2 (25.00%) EMC
3 2 (25.00%) Cisco
3 2 (25.00%) Websense
3 2 (25.00%) SolarWinds
4 1 (12.50%) QNAP
4 1 (12.50%) BT
4 1 (12.50%) SAP
4 1 (12.50%) CA
4 1 (12.50%) NetApp
4 1 (12.50%) JD Edwards
4 1 (12.50%) CheckPoint