The table below looks at the statistics for WSUS skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WSUS over the 3 months to 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
Rank 139 141 121
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -20
Contract jobs citing WSUS 4 8 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.13% 0.25% 0.042%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.28% 3.35% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 0
Average daily rate
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£250 £275 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £295 £293 £305
% change year-on-year
+0.85% -4.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £19.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £44.49 £21.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+111.85% +16.66%
WSUS
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Systems Management category in contract jobs advertised in the East of England region.

Systems Management Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
312 239 173
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 9.97% 7.55% 7.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 181 142 73
Average daily rate £410 £363 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.10% +27.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £215 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £424
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 14 16
Average hourly rate £33.75 £13.50 £26.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+150.00% -48.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.50 £10.50 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £26.50 £35.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.07 £19.91 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+5.83% -0.45%

WSUS
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

WSUS Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

WSUS
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

WSUS Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

WSUS
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WSUS across the East of England region over the 3 months to 1 September 2015.

WSUS Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

WSUS
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

WSUS Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

WSUS
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WSUS within the East of England region over the 3 months to 1 September 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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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
Essex -5 2 £565 -
Norfolk +9 1 £250 -2.91%
Hertfordshire 0 1 £200 - 2
Cambridgeshire - 1 £250 -
Suffolk - 1 £250 -
WSUS
England

WSUS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 (75.00%) Windows
2 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
3 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (50.00%) SCCM
4 3 (37.50%) PowerShell
4 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (25.00%) DHCP
5 2 (25.00%) DNS
5 2 (25.00%) Cisco
5 2 (25.00%) Migration
5 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (25.00%) Windows 7
5 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (25.00%) VMware
5 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (12.50%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (12.50%) Retail
6 1 (12.50%) MCITP
6 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (12.50%) Load Balancing
6 1 (12.50%) Fat Client
6 1 (12.50%) Patch Management
6 1 (12.50%) Server Patching
6 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
6 1 (12.50%) Open Source
6 1 (12.50%) vSphere
6 1 (12.50%) Software Deployment
6 1 (12.50%) XenApp
6 1 (12.50%) SCOM

WSUS
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
1 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) DHCP
1 2 (25.00%) DNS
2 1 (12.50%) SAN
2 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
2 1 (12.50%) VPN
2 1 (12.50%) SMS
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
1 1 (12.50%) Legal
1 1 (12.50%) Publishing
1 1 (12.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 2 (25.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (12.50%) Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Migration Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Java Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Server Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Java Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Deployment Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Desktop Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Build Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Build Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) SCCM Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 1 (12.50%) Client/Server
2 1 (12.50%) NHS
2 1 (12.50%) Thin Client
2 1 (12.50%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 6 (75.00%) Windows
2 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (12.50%) Mac OS X Server
4 1 (12.50%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Migration
2 1 (12.50%) Load Balancing
2 1 (12.50%) Data Migration
2 1 (12.50%) Open Source
2 1 (12.50%) Software Deployment
2 1 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (12.50%) Patch Management
2 1 (12.50%) Server Patching
2 1 (12.50%) ITIL
2 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) PowerShell
2 1 (12.50%) Java
2 1 (12.50%) Perl
2 1 (12.50%) VB
2 1 (12.50%) Python
2 1 (12.50%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) MCP
1 1 (12.50%) MCSE
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (12.50%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
2 1 (12.50%) Terminal Services
2 1 (12.50%) Samba
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (12.50%) XenApp
2 1 (12.50%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (50.00%) SCCM
2 1 (12.50%) SCOM
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (25.00%) Cisco
2 2 (25.00%) VMware
3 1 (12.50%) Citrix
3 1 (12.50%) CommVault
3 1 (12.50%) Wyse