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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
Rank - 117 -
Contract jobs citing WSUS 0 16 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire - 0.58% -
As % of the Systems Management category - 6.32% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 7 0
Average daily rate
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- £210 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £331 £341
% change year-on-year
-1.88% -2.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Average hourly rate - £27.20 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £27.20 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-17.27% +26.51%
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
284 253 131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 9.88% 9.10% 5.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 117 61
Average daily rate £400 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £474
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £343 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.02% -2.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 30 15
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -13.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £16.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £27.20 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%

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
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 27 February 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Newbury - - - -
Reading - - - - 2
Slough - - - -
WSUS
South East

WSUS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) DNS
1 6 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 6 (100.00%) EMC
1 6 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 6 (100.00%) VMware
1 6 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (66.67%) vSphere
2 4 (66.67%) Symantec
2 4 (66.67%) NetBackup
3 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (50.00%) Dell
3 3 (50.00%) Software Engineering
3 3 (50.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (50.00%) Exchange Server 5.5
3 3 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (50.00%) SaaS
3 3 (50.00%) PaaS
3 3 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (50.00%) Windows 2000 Server
3 3 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (50.00%) DFS Replication
3 3 (50.00%) SQL Server 7
3 3 (50.00%) SQL Server 2000
3 3 (50.00%) SAN
3 3 (50.00%) BMC
3 3 (50.00%) CA

WSUS
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 3 (50.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (50.00%) Exchange Server 5.5
1 3 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 3 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (16.67%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) assyst
1 1 (16.67%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (50.00%) SaaS
1 3 (50.00%) PaaS
1 3 (50.00%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (100.00%) DNS
2 3 (50.00%) SAN
2 3 (50.00%) DHCP
2 3 (50.00%) Firewall
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (16.67%) Kerberos
3 1 (16.67%) SNMP
3 1 (16.67%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server 7
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server 2000
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (16.67%) Billing
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Senior Systems Engineer
1 3 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 3 (50.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
1 3 (50.00%) Architect
1 3 (50.00%) Systems Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Cloud Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Blackberry
1 3 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (50.00%) Data Structures
1 3 (50.00%) Algorithms
2 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
2 1 (16.67%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 6 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) Linux
2 3 (50.00%) Windows 2000 Server
2 3 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (16.67%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (16.67%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) C#
1 3 (50.00%) Java
1 3 (50.00%) Perl
1 3 (50.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) HP APS
System Software
1 6 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (66.67%) vSphere
3 3 (50.00%) Terminal Services
3 3 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (50.00%) DFS Replication
4 2 (33.33%) vCloud
5 1 (16.67%) Docker
5 1 (16.67%) LXC
5 1 (16.67%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 4 (66.67%) NetBackup
2 1 (16.67%) Puppet
2 1 (16.67%) Netcool
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) EMC
1 6 (100.00%) VMware
2 4 (66.67%) Symantec
3 3 (50.00%) Dell
3 3 (50.00%) BMC
3 3 (50.00%) CA
3 3 (50.00%) Red Hat
3 3 (50.00%) Cisco
3 3 (50.00%) IBM
3 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (16.67%) HP
4 1 (16.67%) webMethods
4 1 (16.67%) Remedy
4 1 (16.67%) Infoblox