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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
Rank 99 116 118
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +2
Contract jobs citing WSUS 14 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.63% 0.24% 0.29%
As % of the Systems Management category 6.06% 2.34% 3.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 4
Median daily rate £255 £285 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% -28.75%
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £275 £294
% change year-on-year
+14.54% -6.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 1
Median hourly rate £45.00 £17.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+157.14% -16.66%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.28 £17.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+143.83% -52.66%
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
231 256 208
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 10.39% 10.33% 8.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 139 93
Median daily rate £448 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £174 £257
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 17 4
Median hourly rate £43.28 £37.09 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.68% +115.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £17.95 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £37.09 £22.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.50 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+32.50% -11.11%

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 26 September 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 26 September 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 6 £255 - 1
Maidenhead - 5 £360 -
Bracknell - 1 - -
WSUS
South East

WSUS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 22 (95.65%) Windows
1 22 (95.65%) Active Directory
2 21 (91.30%) Microsoft
3 18 (78.26%) Windows Server
4 15 (65.22%) HP
5 12 (52.17%) MS Office
5 12 (52.17%) DV Cleared
5 12 (52.17%) Security Cleared
6 11 (47.83%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (47.83%) VMware
7 10 (43.48%) Windows Server 2003
7 10 (43.48%) ITIL
7 10 (43.48%) VMware Infrastructure
7 10 (43.48%) SCCM
8 9 (39.13%) PowerShell
8 9 (39.13%) MS Visio
8 9 (39.13%) SLA
8 9 (39.13%) Microsoft Certification
9 8 (34.78%) DNS
9 8 (34.78%) MS Exchange
9 8 (34.78%) Data Centre
10 7 (30.43%) AirWatch
10 7 (30.43%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (30.43%) Mobile Device Management
10 7 (30.43%) MobileIron
10 7 (30.43%) Exchange Server 2010
10 7 (30.43%) MS Excel
10 7 (30.43%) VB
10 7 (30.43%) DHCP
10 7 (30.43%) Symantec

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 8 (34.78%) MS Exchange
2 7 (30.43%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (26.09%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (21.74%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (21.74%) Skype for Business
5 3 (13.04%) Documentum
5 3 (13.04%) SharePoint
6 1 (4.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (4.35%) IIS
Applications
1 12 (52.17%) MS Office
2 9 (39.13%) MS Visio
3 7 (30.43%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.04%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (34.78%) DNS
2 7 (30.43%) DHCP
3 6 (26.09%) LAN
3 6 (26.09%) SMTP
3 6 (26.09%) WAN
4 5 (21.74%) Cisco IOS
4 5 (21.74%) Skype
5 2 (8.70%) TCP/IP
6 1 (4.35%) Internet
6 1 (4.35%) VoIP
6 1 (4.35%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (26.09%) SQL Server
2 5 (21.74%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (21.74%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (8.70%) MSI
2 1 (4.35%) AdminStudio
General
1 5 (21.74%) Electronics
2 1 (4.35%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 12 (52.17%) 3rd Line Support
2 10 (43.48%) Support Engineer
3 9 (39.13%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 9 (39.13%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 5 (21.74%) Active Directory Consultant
4 5 (21.74%) Consultant
4 5 (21.74%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 5 (21.74%) VMware Consultant
4 5 (21.74%) Windows Consultant
5 3 (13.04%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
5 3 (13.04%) Exchange Consultant
5 3 (13.04%) Support Specialist
5 3 (13.04%) VMware Specialist
6 1 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (4.35%) Administrator
6 1 (4.35%) Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Desktop Support
6 1 (4.35%) Field Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) DCOM
Miscellaneous
1 8 (34.78%) Data Centre
2 2 (8.70%) Clustering
3 1 (4.35%) Blackberry
3 1 (4.35%) Client/Server
3 1 (4.35%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 22 (95.65%) Windows
2 18 (78.26%) Windows Server
3 11 (47.83%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (43.48%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (30.43%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (26.09%) Android
7 4 (17.39%) Windows 10
8 3 (13.04%) AIX
8 3 (13.04%) Linux
8 3 (13.04%) Windows 7
8 3 (13.04%) Windows XP
9 1 (4.35%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (43.48%) ITIL
2 7 (30.43%) Mobile Device Management
3 6 (26.09%) Infrastructure Monitoring
3 6 (26.09%) Virtual Infrastructure
4 5 (21.74%) Data Centre Operations
4 5 (21.74%) Multi-Factor Authentication
4 5 (21.74%) Two-Factor Authentication
5 3 (13.04%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (13.04%) Network Management
5 3 (13.04%) Performance Monitoring
5 3 (13.04%) Problem Management
5 3 (13.04%) Service Delivery
5 3 (13.04%) Validation
6 1 (4.35%) Application Virtualisation
6 1 (4.35%) Change Management
6 1 (4.35%) Migration
6 1 (4.35%) Performance Optimisation
6 1 (4.35%) Release Management
6 1 (4.35%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 9 (39.13%) PowerShell
2 7 (30.43%) VB
3 3 (13.04%) VBScript
4 2 (8.70%) SQL
5 1 (4.35%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (52.17%) DV Cleared
1 12 (52.17%) Security Cleared
2 9 (39.13%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (26.09%) MCP
3 6 (26.09%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (39.13%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (95.65%) Active Directory
2 10 (43.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (13.04%) Hyper-V
4 1 (4.35%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (4.35%) VMware ESX
4 1 (4.35%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (43.48%) SCCM
2 7 (30.43%) AirWatch
3 6 (26.09%) NetBackup
3 6 (26.09%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (13.04%) EMC NetWorker
4 3 (13.04%) SCOM
5 1 (4.35%) Backup Exec
5 1 (4.35%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (4.35%) Tivoli
5 1 (4.35%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (4.35%) WMI
Vendors
1 21 (91.30%) Microsoft
2 15 (65.22%) HP
3 11 (47.83%) VMware
4 7 (30.43%) MobileIron
4 7 (30.43%) Symantec
5 6 (26.09%) EMC
6 5 (21.74%) Cisco
7 3 (13.04%) Citrix
8 1 (4.35%) IBM
8 1 (4.35%) Veritas