The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Systems Management category for the Berkshire region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
Rank 105 125 136
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +11
Contract jobs citing WSUS 21 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.84% 0.16% 0.063%
As % of the Systems Management category 11.93% 1.43% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 1
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£350 £425 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +63.46%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £299 £301
% change year-on-year
+8.78% -0.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £21.00 £20.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.43% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £13.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% -10.00%
Systems Management Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
176 279 235
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 7.01% 11.41% 7.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 102 94
Average daily rate £363 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £140 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £438 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.73% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 11 10
Average hourly rate £15.93 £30.50 £15.58
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.77% +95.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £26.70 £14.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £31.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-10.11% +27.14%
WSUS
South East

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 25 July 2014.

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 25 July 2014. 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
Reading - 12 £350 - 4
Maidenhead - - - -
WSUS
South East

WSUS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 26 (100.00%) Windows
2 19 (73.08%) Active Directory
3 17 (65.38%) Windows Server 2008
4 16 (61.54%) VMware
5 15 (57.69%) SQL Server
6 11 (42.31%) Linux
6 11 (42.31%) LDAP
7 10 (38.46%) IIS
8 8 (30.77%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (30.77%) HP
9 7 (26.92%) Microsoft
10 6 (23.08%) Hyper-V
11 5 (19.23%) VMware Infrastructure
12 4 (15.38%) MCTS
12 4 (15.38%) MCITP
12 4 (15.38%) Clustering
12 4 (15.38%) Service Management
12 4 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
12 4 (15.38%) SAN
12 4 (15.38%) ITIL
12 4 (15.38%) DNS
13 3 (11.54%) VPN
13 3 (11.54%) LAN
13 3 (11.54%) DHCP
13 3 (11.54%) Terminal Services
13 3 (11.54%) Internet
13 3 (11.54%) Finance
13 3 (11.54%) Migration
13 3 (11.54%) SC Cleared
13 3 (11.54%) Security Cleared

WSUS
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 10 (38.46%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (7.69%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 11 (42.31%) LDAP
2 4 (15.38%) DNS
2 4 (15.38%) SAN
3 3 (11.54%) Internet
3 3 (11.54%) LAN
3 3 (11.54%) DHCP
3 3 (11.54%) VPN
4 2 (7.69%) WAN
4 2 (7.69%) IPv4
4 2 (7.69%) IPv6
4 2 (7.69%) Firewall
5 1 (3.85%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (57.69%) SQL Server
2 3 (11.54%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 3 (11.54%) Finance
2 1 (3.85%) Legal
Job Titles
1 9 (34.62%) Windows Engineer
2 5 (19.23%) Server Engineer
3 4 (15.38%) Windows Server Engineer
3 4 (15.38%) Support Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Consultant
5 2 (7.69%) Technical Support
5 2 (7.69%) Field Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Technical Support Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Technical Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Windows Support Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Operations Team Leader
6 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Operations Team Leader
6 1 (3.85%) SCCM Consultant
6 1 (3.85%) Team Leader
6 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Team Leader
6 1 (3.85%) Implementation Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Wintel Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Migration Consultant
6 1 (3.85%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) Clustering
2 2 (7.69%) PKI
2 2 (7.69%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 26 (100.00%) Windows
2 17 (65.38%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (42.31%) Linux
4 8 (30.77%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (3.85%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (15.38%) ITIL
1 4 (15.38%) Service Management
2 3 (11.54%) Migration
2 3 (11.54%) Customer Engagement
3 2 (7.69%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.69%) VB
2 1 (3.85%) SQL
2 1 (3.85%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (15.38%) MCTS
1 4 (15.38%) MCITP
2 3 (11.54%) SC Cleared
2 3 (11.54%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.85%) Degree
System Software
1 19 (73.08%) Active Directory
2 6 (23.08%) Hyper-V
3 5 (19.23%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (11.54%) Terminal Services
5 2 (7.69%) NFS
6 1 (3.85%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (7.69%) SCCM
1 2 (7.69%) McAfee ePO
1 2 (7.69%) HP SIM
2 1 (3.85%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (3.85%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 16 (61.54%) VMware
2 8 (30.77%) HP
3 7 (26.92%) Microsoft
4 2 (7.69%) McAfee
4 2 (7.69%) Citrix
4 2 (7.69%) Apple
5 1 (3.85%) Symantec
5 1 (3.85%) Remedy
5 1 (3.85%) Cisco