The first table below looks at the demand for WSUS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WSUS over the 3 months to 18 April 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 Cambridge 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
Rank 41 37 49
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +12
Contract jobs citing WSUS 2 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.55% 2.07% 0.63%
As % of the Systems Management category 6.25% 17.39% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 3
Average daily rate - - £100
UK excluding London average daily rate £356 £270 £300
% change year-on-year
+31.66% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £17.00 £28.25
% change year-on-year
+14.70% -39.82%
Systems Management Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
32 46 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 8.77% 11.92% 4.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 12 9
Average daily rate £388 £325 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £275 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £375 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +8.10%
WSUS
Cambridgeshire

WSUS
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WSUS across the Cambridge region as a proportion of the total demand within the Systems Management category.

WSUS Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

WSUS
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing WSUS across the Cambridge region.

WSUS Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

WSUS
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WSUS across the Cambridge region.

WSUS Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

WSUS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 3 (100.00%) DHCP
1 3 (100.00%) DNS
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) SCOM
2 2 (66.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (66.67%) XenApp
2 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (66.67%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle Database
2 2 (66.67%) Linux
2 2 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 2 (66.67%) Symantec
2 2 (66.67%) Blackberry
2 2 (66.67%) Backup Exec
2 2 (66.67%) PKI
2 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (66.67%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 2 (66.67%) Citrix
2 2 (66.67%) Red Hat
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) IIS
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) Migration

WSUS
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (66.67%) MS Exchange
1 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (33.33%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) DHCP
1 3 (100.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle Database
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Consultant
1 3 (100.00%) Wintel Consultant
2 2 (66.67%) Wintel Support
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Blackberry
1 2 (66.67%) PKI
2 1 (33.33%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (66.67%) Linux
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) XenApp
2 2 (66.67%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 3 (100.00%) SCOM
2 2 (66.67%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 2 (66.67%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) Symantec
2 2 (66.67%) Citrix
2 2 (66.67%) Red Hat
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle