The first table below looks at the demand 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 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 East of England 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 126 123 142
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +19
Contract jobs citing WSUS 11 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.38% 0.13% 0.069%
As % of the Systems Management category 4.17% 1.80% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 2
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£195 - £251
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 - £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £265 - £292
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £299 £260
% change year-on-year
+8.78% +14.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £16.19 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+29.72% +7.91%
Systems Management Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
264 167 235
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 9.21% 7.11% 8.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 81 116
Average daily rate £350 £298 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £90 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £413 £461
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 18 21
Average hourly rate £13.50 £25.00 £23.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.00% +6.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £19.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 £35.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.36 £21.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-12.57% +16.66%
WSUS
England

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 11 July 2014.

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 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
Cambridgeshire -10 2 - -
Essex - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
WSUS
England

WSUS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, 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 15 (93.75%) Windows
1 15 (93.75%) Active Directory
2 10 (62.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (50.00%) SCCM
4 7 (43.75%) Windows 7
4 7 (43.75%) Backup Exec
4 7 (43.75%) Blackberry
5 6 (37.50%) Microsoft
5 6 (37.50%) MS Exchange
5 6 (37.50%) SQL Server
6 5 (31.25%) DHCP
6 5 (31.25%) Citrix
6 5 (31.25%) Symantec
6 5 (31.25%) XenApp
7 4 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (25.00%) SCOM
7 4 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (25.00%) PKI
7 4 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (25.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 4 (25.00%) VMware
7 4 (25.00%) Red Hat
7 4 (25.00%) DNS
7 4 (25.00%) Oracle
7 4 (25.00%) ITIL
7 4 (25.00%) Linux
7 4 (25.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 4 (25.00%) Oracle Database
8 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared

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

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, 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 6 (37.50%) MS Exchange
2 4 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 4 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (6.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (31.25%) DHCP
2 4 (25.00%) DNS
3 1 (6.25%) SAN
3 1 (6.25%) Firewall
3 1 (6.25%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (6.25%) LAN
3 1 (6.25%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 4 (25.00%) Oracle Database
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) JIRA
General
1 1 (6.25%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Support Engineer
1 5 (31.25%) Analyst
1 5 (31.25%) Support Analyst
2 4 (25.00%) Consultant
2 4 (25.00%) Wintel Support
2 4 (25.00%) Wintel Consultant
3 3 (18.75%) SCCM Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Messaging Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) IT Support
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Support
4 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Migration Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Support Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) IT Support Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Project Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 7 (43.75%) Blackberry
2 4 (25.00%) PKI
3 1 (6.25%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 15 (93.75%) Windows
2 10 (62.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (43.75%) Windows 7
4 4 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (25.00%) Linux
5 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (12.50%) Windows XP
7 1 (6.25%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (6.25%) Windows 8
7 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (6.25%) Migration
2 1 (6.25%) Data Protection
2 1 (6.25%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (6.25%) Performance Monitoring
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) CCNA
2 1 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (6.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 15 (93.75%) Active Directory
2 5 (31.25%) XenApp
3 4 (25.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 2 (12.50%) VMware Server
5 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (6.25%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 8 (50.00%) SCCM
2 7 (43.75%) Backup Exec
3 4 (25.00%) SCOM
3 4 (25.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (6.25%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (6.25%) ARCserve
4 1 (6.25%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 6 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 5 (31.25%) Citrix
2 5 (31.25%) Symantec
3 4 (25.00%) Oracle
3 4 (25.00%) VMware
3 4 (25.00%) Red Hat
4 2 (12.50%) Cisco
4 2 (12.50%) McAfee
5 1 (6.25%) Avaya
5 1 (6.25%) NetApp
5 1 (6.25%) Trend Micro
5 1 (6.25%) MobileIron