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 11 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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
Rank 102 114 134
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +20
Contract jobs citing WSUS 20 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.82% 0.21% 0.064%
As % of the Systems Management category 11.36% 1.82% 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 £260
% change year-on-year
+8.78% +14.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 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 £16.19 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+29.72% +7.91%
Systems Management Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
176 275 236
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 7.19% 11.41% 7.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 107 90
Average daily rate £369 £344 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.35% +14.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £140 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 12 11
Average hourly rate £15.00 £30.50 £17.79
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.81% +71.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.80 £24.00 £14.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £31.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.36 £21.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-12.57% +16.66%
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 11 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 11 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 - 11 £350 - 5
Maidenhead - - - -
WSUS
South East

WSUS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 11 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 21 (80.77%) Active Directory
3 18 (69.23%) VMware
4 17 (65.38%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (61.54%) SQL Server
6 12 (46.15%) Linux
6 12 (46.15%) LDAP
7 10 (38.46%) IIS
7 10 (38.46%) HP
8 8 (30.77%) Microsoft
9 7 (26.92%) VMware Infrastructure
10 6 (23.08%) Hyper-V
10 6 (23.08%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (23.08%) DNS
10 6 (23.08%) SAN
11 4 (15.38%) Internet
11 4 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (15.38%) ITIL
11 4 (15.38%) DHCP
11 4 (15.38%) Clustering
11 4 (15.38%) Service Management
11 4 (15.38%) MCTS
11 4 (15.38%) MCITP
11 4 (15.38%) SCCM
12 3 (11.54%) Customer Engagement
12 3 (11.54%) Windows 7
12 3 (11.54%) SQL Server 2012
12 3 (11.54%) Finance
12 3 (11.54%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (11.54%) NetBackup

WSUS
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 11 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
2 2 (7.69%) MS Exchange
2 2 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 3 (11.54%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.85%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 12 (46.15%) LDAP
2 6 (23.08%) DNS
2 6 (23.08%) SAN
3 4 (15.38%) Internet
3 4 (15.38%) DHCP
4 3 (11.54%) LAN
5 2 (7.69%) WAN
5 2 (7.69%) SMTP
5 2 (7.69%) MPLS
5 2 (7.69%) HTTP
5 2 (7.69%) Firewall
5 2 (7.69%) VPN
6 1 (3.85%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (3.85%) RIP
6 1 (3.85%) OSPF
6 1 (3.85%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (61.54%) SQL Server
2 3 (11.54%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 3 (11.54%) Finance
2 2 (7.69%) Japanese Language
3 1 (3.85%) Legal
3 1 (3.85%) French Language
3 1 (3.85%) German Language
3 1 (3.85%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 9 (34.62%) Windows Engineer
2 4 (15.38%) Support Engineer
3 3 (11.54%) Server Engineer
3 3 (11.54%) Consultant
4 2 (7.69%) Technical Support
4 2 (7.69%) Field Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Technical Support Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Windows Server Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Technical Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Implementation Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Wintel Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Windows Support Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Operations Team Leader
5 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Operations Team Leader
5 1 (3.85%) SCCM Consultant
5 1 (3.85%) Data Centre Operations Manager
5 1 (3.85%) Team Leader
5 1 (3.85%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (3.85%) Support Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 26 (100.00%) Windows
2 17 (65.38%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (46.15%) Linux
4 6 (23.08%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (11.54%) Windows 7
5 3 (11.54%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (3.85%) CentOS
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%) Project Management
4 1 (3.85%) Security Management
4 1 (3.85%) Operations Management
4 1 (3.85%) Problem 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 1 (3.85%) Degree
2 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.85%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.85%) CCSA
2 1 (3.85%) CCNA
2 1 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 21 (80.77%) Active Directory
2 7 (26.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (23.08%) Hyper-V
4 3 (11.54%) Terminal Services
5 2 (7.69%) vSphere
5 2 (7.69%) NFS
6 1 (3.85%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 4 (15.38%) SCCM
2 3 (11.54%) NetBackup
3 2 (7.69%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (7.69%) HP SIM
4 1 (3.85%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 18 (69.23%) VMware
2 10 (38.46%) HP
3 8 (30.77%) Microsoft
4 3 (11.54%) Cisco
4 3 (11.54%) Symantec
5 2 (7.69%) CheckPoint
5 2 (7.69%) McAfee
5 2 (7.69%) Blue Coat
5 2 (7.69%) Brocade
6 1 (3.85%) Barracuda Networks
6 1 (3.85%) MobileIron
6 1 (3.85%) Remedy
6 1 (3.85%) Nokia
6 1 (3.85%) Red Hat