The table below looks at the statistics for WSUS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WSUS over the 3 months to 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
Rank 38 32 -
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -
Contract jobs citing WSUS 1 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 0.37% 0.44% -
As % of the Systems Management category 5.00% 3.85% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate
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£300 £245 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.44% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £360 £270
% change year-on-year
-15.27% +33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.25 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+30.43% +1.47%
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 Kent region.

Systems Management Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
20 26 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 7.46% 11.45% 11.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 19 29
Average daily rate £488 £438 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% +59.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £275 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £486 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £22.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.19 £25.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-19.26% +16.27%

WSUS
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

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

WSUS Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

WSUS
Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

WSUS Daily Rate Trend in Kent

WSUS
Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

WSUS Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

WSUS
Contract Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WSUS within the Kent region over the 3 months to 17 April 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
Maidstone - - - -
WSUS
South East

WSUS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (80.00%) LAN
2 4 (80.00%) WAN
2 4 (80.00%) VMware
2 4 (80.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (60.00%) Citrix
3 3 (60.00%) SCCM
3 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
4 2 (40.00%) BCP
4 2 (40.00%) AdminStudio
4 2 (40.00%) SQL
4 2 (40.00%) VBScript
4 2 (40.00%) MS Office
4 2 (40.00%) ITIL
4 2 (40.00%) Application Packaging
4 2 (40.00%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (40.00%) Banking
4 2 (40.00%) Firewall
4 2 (40.00%) Wyse
4 2 (40.00%) Finance
4 2 (40.00%) PowerShell
4 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (40.00%) XenApp
4 2 (40.00%) XenDesktop
4 2 (40.00%) Windows 7
4 2 (40.00%) vSphere
4 2 (40.00%) MS Exchange
5 1 (20.00%) Office 365
5 1 (20.00%) GFI Software

WSUS
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 (40.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (20.00%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 2 (40.00%) MS Office
2 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (80.00%) LAN
1 4 (80.00%) WAN
2 2 (40.00%) Firewall
3 1 (20.00%) DHCP
3 1 (20.00%) VPN
3 1 (20.00%) DNS
3 1 (20.00%) SAN
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) AdminStudio
General
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
1 2 (40.00%) Banking
2 1 (20.00%) Financial Institution
2 1 (20.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 1 (20.00%) Architect
1 1 (20.00%) Technical Architect
1 1 (20.00%) Support Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) IT Support Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Lead Technical Architect
1 1 (20.00%) Lead Architect
1 1 (20.00%) IT Support
1 1 (20.00%) SCCM Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Thin Client
1 1 (20.00%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (40.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) ITIL
1 2 (40.00%) BCP
2 1 (20.00%) Change Management
2 1 (20.00%) Business Continuity
2 1 (20.00%) Business Continuity Planning
2 1 (20.00%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
1 2 (40.00%) VBScript
1 2 (40.00%) PowerShell
System Software
1 4 (80.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (40.00%) XenApp
2 2 (40.00%) XenDesktop
2 2 (40.00%) vSphere
2 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (60.00%) SCCM
2 1 (20.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) VMware
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) Citrix
3 2 (40.00%) Wyse
4 1 (20.00%) GFI Software
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco