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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
Rank 117 127 139
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +12
Contract jobs citing WSUS 6 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.24% 0.27% 0.068%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.90% 2.78% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 1
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£449 £318 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.33% +15.45%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £313 £275
% change year-on-year
+8.00% +13.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £24.75 £10.75
% change year-on-year
+51.51% +130.23%
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
207 252 274
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 8.27% 9.63% 9.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 112 97
Average daily rate £400 £338 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £210 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 19 9
Average hourly rate £27.83 £23.25 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.69% +16.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £23.20 £19.25
% change year-on-year
-5.17% +20.51%

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 24 October 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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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
Reading - - - - 1
Slough - - - -
WSUS
South East

WSUS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 27 (100.00%) Windows
2 22 (81.48%) Active Directory
3 21 (77.78%) Windows Server 2008
4 19 (70.37%) VMware
5 16 (59.26%) SQL Server
6 14 (51.85%) Linux
7 11 (40.74%) LDAP
8 10 (37.04%) IIS
8 10 (37.04%) Windows Server 2012
9 9 (33.33%) DNS
10 8 (29.63%) Microsoft
10 8 (29.63%) VMware Infrastructure
11 6 (22.22%) EMC
11 6 (22.22%) DHCP
11 6 (22.22%) Terminal Services
11 6 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
12 5 (18.52%) Firewall
12 5 (18.52%) HP
12 5 (18.52%) SAN
12 5 (18.52%) Hyper-V
13 4 (14.81%) MCTS
13 4 (14.81%) MCITP
13 4 (14.81%) vSphere
13 4 (14.81%) Microsoft Certification
13 4 (14.81%) ITIL
13 4 (14.81%) Clustering
13 4 (14.81%) NetBackup
13 4 (14.81%) Service Management
13 4 (14.81%) Symantec
14 3 (11.11%) X-Windows

WSUS
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 (37.04%) IIS
2 3 (11.11%) MS Exchange
2 3 (11.11%) Exchange Server 5.5
2 3 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2003
2 3 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.70%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) assyst
1 1 (3.70%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.11%) SaaS
1 3 (11.11%) PaaS
1 3 (11.11%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (40.74%) LDAP
2 9 (33.33%) DNS
3 6 (22.22%) DHCP
4 5 (18.52%) SAN
4 5 (18.52%) Firewall
5 2 (7.41%) VPN
5 2 (7.41%) Internet
5 2 (7.41%) IPv4
5 2 (7.41%) IPv6
5 2 (7.41%) LAN
5 2 (7.41%) WAN
6 1 (3.70%) Kerberos
6 1 (3.70%) SNMP
6 1 (3.70%) MPLS
6 1 (3.70%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (59.26%) SQL Server
2 3 (11.11%) SQL Server 7
2 3 (11.11%) SQL Server 2000
2 3 (11.11%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (7.41%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 2 (7.41%) Finance
2 1 (3.70%) Billing
Job Titles
1 8 (29.63%) Windows Engineer
2 5 (18.52%) Server Engineer
3 4 (14.81%) Windows Server Engineer
3 4 (14.81%) Systems Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Architect
4 3 (11.11%) Senior Systems Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Support Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Consultant
5 2 (7.41%) Field Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Cloud Architect
6 1 (3.70%) Windows Support Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (3.70%) Technical Support
6 1 (3.70%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (3.70%) Support Consultant
6 1 (3.70%) Migration Consultant
6 1 (3.70%) Technical Support Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.11%) X-Windows
2 1 (3.70%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) Clustering
2 3 (11.11%) Blackberry
2 3 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (11.11%) Data Structures
2 3 (11.11%) Algorithms
3 2 (7.41%) iPad
3 2 (7.41%) PKI
4 1 (3.70%) CMDB
4 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 27 (100.00%) Windows
2 21 (77.78%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (51.85%) Linux
4 10 (37.04%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (11.11%) Windows 2000 Server
6 3 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (11.11%) Windows 7
7 1 (3.70%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (14.81%) ITIL
1 4 (14.81%) Service Management
2 3 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (11.11%) Migration
2 3 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (11.11%) Software Engineering
2 3 (11.11%) Customer Engagement
3 2 (7.41%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (3.70%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.11%) C#
1 3 (11.11%) Java
1 3 (11.11%) Perl
1 3 (11.11%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (14.81%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (14.81%) MCTS
1 4 (14.81%) MCITP
2 2 (7.41%) SC Cleared
2 2 (7.41%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.70%) HP APS
3 1 (3.70%) Degree
System Software
1 22 (81.48%) Active Directory
2 8 (29.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (22.22%) Terminal Services
4 5 (18.52%) Hyper-V
5 4 (14.81%) vSphere
6 3 (11.11%) DFS Replication
7 2 (7.41%) vCloud
8 1 (3.70%) Docker
8 1 (3.70%) LXC
8 1 (3.70%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 4 (14.81%) NetBackup
2 2 (7.41%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (3.70%) Puppet
3 1 (3.70%) Netcool
Vendors
1 19 (70.37%) VMware
2 8 (29.63%) Microsoft
3 6 (22.22%) EMC
4 5 (18.52%) HP
5 4 (14.81%) Symantec
6 3 (11.11%) Dell
6 3 (11.11%) Cisco
6 3 (11.11%) IBM
6 3 (11.11%) BMC
6 3 (11.11%) CA
6 3 (11.11%) Red Hat
7 2 (7.41%) Apple
7 2 (7.41%) Remedy
7 2 (7.41%) McAfee
7 2 (7.41%) Citrix
8 1 (3.70%) Infoblox
8 1 (3.70%) webMethods