The table below looks at the statistics for WSUS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WSUS over the 3 months to 4 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
Rank 104 132 122
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -10
Contract jobs citing WSUS 23 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.91% 0.071% 0.19%
As % of the Systems Management category 8.46% 0.77% 1.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 1 2
Median daily rate £438 £275 £193
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+59.09% +42.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £337 £275 £179
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £275 £207
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £300 £356
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -15.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Median hourly rate £21.33 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.42 £22.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-4.82% +15.38%
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
272 259 261
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 10.78% 9.25% 9.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 146 114
Median daily rate £450 £400 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +16.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £204 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £488 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 15
Median hourly rate £21.33 £16.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.27% -5.71%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.08 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+14.64% -16.00%

WSUS
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Berkshire region citing WSUS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 4 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WSUS within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 4 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Reading - 19 £450 - 1
Bracknell - 1 £328 - 1
WSUS
South East

WSUS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 4 May 2016, 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for WSUS.

1 41 (100.00%) Windows
2 33 (80.49%) Microsoft
3 32 (78.05%) Windows Server
4 25 (60.98%) Active Directory
5 19 (46.34%) DNS
6 18 (43.90%) ISA Server
7 17 (41.46%) Wireless
7 17 (41.46%) DHCP
7 17 (41.46%) PKI
8 16 (39.02%) Security Management
8 16 (39.02%) Microsoft Certification
8 16 (39.02%) Firewall
8 16 (39.02%) UAG
9 15 (36.59%) Network Architecture
9 15 (36.59%) Identity Management
9 15 (36.59%) Intrusion Detection
9 15 (36.59%) Wireless Security
10 14 (34.15%) Internet
10 14 (34.15%) ITIL
11 13 (31.71%) MS Office
11 13 (31.71%) Office 365
12 10 (24.39%) Citrix
12 10 (24.39%) SCCM
13 9 (21.95%) Degree
13 9 (21.95%) MCSE
13 9 (21.95%) MS Excel
13 9 (21.95%) HP
14 8 (19.51%) Terminal Server
14 8 (19.51%) Clustering
15 7 (17.07%) MCTS

WSUS
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire 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 5 (12.20%) MS Exchange
2 4 (9.76%) Exchange Server 2003
2 4 (9.76%) Exchange Server 2007
2 4 (9.76%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (4.88%) IIS
4 1 (2.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (2.44%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 13 (31.71%) MS Office
2 9 (21.95%) MS Excel
3 5 (12.20%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 13 (31.71%) Office 365
2 4 (9.76%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 19 (46.34%) DNS
2 17 (41.46%) DHCP
2 17 (41.46%) Wireless
3 16 (39.02%) Firewall
4 15 (36.59%) Intrusion Detection
4 15 (36.59%) Wireless Security
5 14 (34.15%) Internet
6 4 (9.76%) Remote Desktop
6 4 (9.76%) TCP/IP
7 2 (4.88%) LAN
7 2 (4.88%) Network Security
7 2 (4.88%) WAN
8 1 (2.44%) SMTP
8 1 (2.44%) VoIP
8 1 (2.44%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.76%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.32%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (7.32%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (2.44%) Electronics
1 1 (2.44%) Finance
1 1 (2.44%) Local Government
1 1 (2.44%) Manufacturing
1 1 (2.44%) Marketing
1 1 (2.44%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (34.15%) Field Engineer
2 10 (24.39%) Support Engineer
3 8 (19.51%) Consultant
4 7 (17.07%) Security Engineer
4 7 (17.07%) Windows Engineer
5 5 (12.20%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 5 (12.20%) 3rd Line Support
5 5 (12.20%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 5 (12.20%) Microsoft Consultant
5 5 (12.20%) Security Consultant
6 4 (9.76%) IT Engineer
6 4 (9.76%) IT Security Engineer
6 4 (9.76%) Technical Consultant
6 4 (9.76%) Windows Consultant
7 3 (7.32%) IT Security Specialist
7 3 (7.32%) Security Specialist
7 3 (7.32%) Server Engineer
7 3 (7.32%) Team Leader
7 3 (7.32%) Windows Server Engineer
8 2 (4.88%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.44%) DCOM
Miscellaneous
1 17 (41.46%) PKI
2 8 (19.51%) Clustering
3 3 (7.32%) Data Centre
3 3 (7.32%) Enterprise Storage
4 2 (4.88%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.44%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 41 (100.00%) Windows
2 32 (78.05%) Windows Server
3 6 (14.63%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (14.63%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (7.32%) Linux
4 3 (7.32%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (4.88%) AIX
5 2 (4.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (4.88%) Unix
5 2 (4.88%) Windows 10
6 1 (2.44%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (39.02%) Security Management
2 15 (36.59%) Identity Management
2 15 (36.59%) Network Architecture
3 14 (34.15%) ITIL
4 7 (17.07%) Customer Engagement
4 7 (17.07%) Problem Management
5 6 (14.63%) Service Delivery
5 6 (14.63%) Service Management
6 2 (4.88%) Change Management
6 2 (4.88%) Coaching
6 2 (4.88%) Mentoring
6 2 (4.88%) Project Management
6 2 (4.88%) Risk Analysis
6 2 (4.88%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (2.44%) Change Control
7 1 (2.44%) Digital Marketing
7 1 (2.44%) Email Migration
7 1 (2.44%) Performance Monitoring
7 1 (2.44%) Performance Optimisation
7 1 (2.44%) Server Hardening
Programming Languages
1 6 (14.63%) PowerShell
2 2 (4.88%) SQL
3 1 (2.44%) T-SQL
3 1 (2.44%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 16 (39.02%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (21.95%) Degree
2 9 (21.95%) MCSE
3 7 (17.07%) MCITP
3 7 (17.07%) MCTS
4 6 (14.63%) DV Cleared
4 6 (14.63%) Security Cleared
5 5 (12.20%) MCP
6 3 (7.32%) CISSP
6 3 (7.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (4.88%) VCP5
7 2 (4.88%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (17.07%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (60.98%) Active Directory
2 18 (43.90%) ISA Server
3 16 (39.02%) UAG
4 8 (19.51%) Terminal Server
5 7 (17.07%) BitLocker
6 4 (9.76%) VMware ESX
6 4 (9.76%) vSphere
7 3 (7.32%) Forefront TMG
7 3 (7.32%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (7.32%) XenApp
7 3 (7.32%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (24.39%) SCCM
2 2 (4.88%) Backup Exec
2 2 (4.88%) HP Data Protector
2 2 (4.88%) ServiceCenter
2 2 (4.88%) Tivoli
2 2 (4.88%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (2.44%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (2.44%) HP SIM
3 1 (2.44%) SCOM
3 1 (2.44%) WMI
Vendors
1 33 (80.49%) Microsoft
2 10 (24.39%) Citrix
3 9 (21.95%) HP
4 4 (9.76%) Cisco
4 4 (9.76%) VMware
5 3 (7.32%) Dell
5 3 (7.32%) IBM
5 3 (7.32%) NetApp
6 2 (4.88%) Oracle
6 2 (4.88%) Red Hat
6 2 (4.88%) ServiceNow
6 2 (4.88%) Symantec
6 2 (4.88%) Veritas
7 1 (2.44%) ArcSight
7 1 (2.44%) Lumension
7 1 (2.44%) SAP
7 1 (2.44%) SolarWinds