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 24 October 2014 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
Rank 136 128 141
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +13
Contract jobs citing WSUS 8 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.26% 0.041% 0.100%
As % of the Systems Management category 3.27% 0.64% 1.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 2
Average daily rate
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£275 - £223
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £313 £275
% change year-on-year
+8.00% +13.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £19.00 - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £24.75 £10.75
% change year-on-year
+51.51% +130.23%
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
245 156 219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 7.98% 6.45% 7.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 89 109
Average daily rate £350 £285 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.80% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £110 £99
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 16 17
Average hourly rate £14.00 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £27.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £23.20 £19.25
% change year-on-year
-5.17% +20.51%

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
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 24 October 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
Bedfordshire - 3 £275 -
Essex - 3 - -
Norfolk - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - - - - 1
WSUS
England

WSUS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 17 (89.47%) Windows
2 16 (84.21%) Active Directory
3 14 (73.68%) Windows 7
4 12 (63.16%) SCCM
5 11 (57.89%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (47.37%) MS Exchange
6 9 (47.37%) Microsoft
7 6 (31.58%) DNS
7 6 (31.58%) DHCP
7 6 (31.58%) TCP/IP
7 6 (31.58%) SCOM
7 6 (31.58%) Backup Exec
8 5 (26.32%) Windows XP
8 5 (26.32%) Symantec
9 4 (21.05%) McAfee
9 4 (21.05%) MS Office
9 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (21.05%) iPhone
10 3 (15.79%) Windows 8
10 3 (15.79%) Performance Tuning
10 3 (15.79%) vSphere
10 3 (15.79%) SaaS
10 3 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2003
10 3 (15.79%) Firewall
10 3 (15.79%) Wyse
10 3 (15.79%) VMware
10 3 (15.79%) Load Balancing
10 3 (15.79%) Fat Client
10 3 (15.79%) ITIL
10 3 (15.79%) SQL Server

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

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 9 (47.37%) MS Exchange
2 3 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 4 (21.05%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.79%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (31.58%) DHCP
1 6 (31.58%) TCP/IP
1 6 (31.58%) DNS
2 3 (15.79%) SAN
2 3 (15.79%) Firewall
2 3 (15.79%) VPN
2 3 (15.79%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
2 2 (10.53%) Oracle Database
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 1 (5.26%) Advertising
1 1 (5.26%) Military
Job Titles
1 7 (36.84%) Analyst
1 7 (36.84%) Support Analyst
2 6 (31.58%) Support Engineer
3 4 (21.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (15.79%) 2nd Line Support
4 3 (15.79%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 3 (15.79%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 3 (15.79%) SCCM Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Wintel Consultant
5 2 (10.53%) Wintel Support
5 2 (10.53%) Consultant
6 1 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (5.26%) Migration Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Project Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) IT Administrator
6 1 (5.26%) Messaging Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Administrator
6 1 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Desktop Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) iPhone
2 3 (15.79%) Fat Client
2 3 (15.79%) Thin Client
2 3 (15.79%) Blackberry
3 2 (10.53%) PKI
4 1 (5.26%) CMDB
4 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 17 (89.47%) Windows
2 14 (73.68%) Windows 7
3 11 (57.89%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (26.32%) Windows XP
5 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (15.79%) Linux
6 3 (15.79%) Windows 8
7 2 (10.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (5.26%) Windows 2000
8 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (15.79%) ITIL
1 3 (15.79%) Load Balancing
1 3 (15.79%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (5.26%) Data Protection
2 1 (5.26%) Configuration Management
2 1 (5.26%) Service Management
2 1 (5.26%) ITSM
2 1 (5.26%) Migration
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) MCP
1 1 (5.26%) MCSE
1 1 (5.26%) MCSA
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (5.26%) MCITP
1 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.79%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (84.21%) Active Directory
2 3 (15.79%) Terminal Services
2 3 (15.79%) vSphere
3 2 (10.53%) XenApp
3 2 (10.53%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 2 (10.53%) VMware Server
4 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (5.26%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 12 (63.16%) SCCM
2 6 (31.58%) SCOM
2 6 (31.58%) Backup Exec
3 3 (15.79%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (10.53%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (5.26%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 9 (47.37%) Microsoft
2 5 (26.32%) Symantec
3 4 (21.05%) McAfee
4 3 (15.79%) Wyse
4 3 (15.79%) VMware
4 3 (15.79%) Cisco
4 3 (15.79%) Avaya
4 3 (15.79%) CommVault
5 2 (10.53%) Red Hat
5 2 (10.53%) Oracle
5 2 (10.53%) Citrix
6 1 (5.26%) Apple
6 1 (5.26%) Trend Micro
6 1 (5.26%) MobileIron