The table below looks at the statistics for WSUS skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WSUS over the 3 months to 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
Rank 229 228 240
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +12
Contract jobs citing WSUS 14 20 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.15% 0.23% 0.11%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.65% 2.24% 1.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 11 6
Average daily rate
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£400 £313 £268
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.00% +16.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £300 £189
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £400 £444
UK excluding London average daily rate £294 £311 £268
% change year-on-year
-5.62% +16.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 2
Average hourly rate £21.00 £37.50 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.00% +257.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £24.75 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+51.51% +50.00%
WSUS
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Systems Management category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region.

Systems Management Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
847 894 722
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 9.13% 10.23% 7.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 451 469 308
Average daily rate £370 £343 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.02% +6.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £200 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £313
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +8.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 45 45
Average hourly rate £27.00 £19.50 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.46% +4.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.80 £13.63 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £37.50 £31.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.50 £18.25
% change year-on-year
-4.25% +28.76%

WSUS
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

WSUS Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

WSUS
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

WSUS Daily Rate Trend in the South East

WSUS
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WSUS across the South East region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

WSUS Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

WSUS
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

WSUS Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

WSUS
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WSUS within the South East region over the 3 months to 19 September 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
Berkshire +10 6 £400 +33.33% 1
Hampshire -9 5 £225 -30.76%
Buckinghamshire -5 1 - - 1
Surrey -12 1 - - 2
East Sussex - - - - 1
Middlesex - - - - 1
Oxfordshire - - - -
WSUS
England

WSUS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 53 (100.00%) Windows
2 39 (73.58%) Active Directory
3 38 (71.70%) Windows Server 2008
4 33 (62.26%) VMware
5 25 (47.17%) Microsoft
6 24 (45.28%) SQL Server
7 18 (33.96%) SAN
8 16 (30.19%) DNS
8 16 (30.19%) Windows 7
9 15 (28.30%) Windows Server 2012
9 15 (28.30%) DHCP
10 14 (26.42%) IIS
10 14 (26.42%) Linux
10 14 (26.42%) ITIL
10 14 (26.42%) Windows Server 2003
10 14 (26.42%) Firewall
11 13 (24.53%) Microsoft Certification
11 13 (24.53%) Hyper-V
12 12 (22.64%) VMware Infrastructure
12 12 (22.64%) MS Exchange
12 12 (22.64%) Cisco
13 11 (20.75%) LDAP
14 10 (18.87%) HP
15 9 (16.98%) Dell
15 9 (16.98%) MCSE
15 9 (16.98%) vSphere
16 8 (15.09%) SC Cleared
16 8 (15.09%) Security Cleared
16 8 (15.09%) Citrix
16 8 (15.09%) Blackberry

WSUS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 14 (26.42%) IIS
2 12 (22.64%) MS Exchange
3 6 (11.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 6 (11.32%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (5.66%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (5.66%) Lync
4 3 (5.66%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (3.77%) Exchange Server 5.5
6 1 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2000
6 1 (1.89%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.89%) SAS
6 1 (1.89%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 7 (13.21%) MS Excel
2 4 (7.55%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.89%) IaaS
1 1 (1.89%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.89%) SaaS
1 1 (1.89%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (33.96%) SAN
2 16 (30.19%) DNS
3 15 (28.30%) DHCP
4 14 (26.42%) Firewall
5 11 (20.75%) LDAP
6 7 (13.21%) LAN
6 7 (13.21%) WAN
7 6 (11.32%) VPN
8 4 (7.55%) MPLS
8 4 (7.55%) Internet
8 4 (7.55%) BIG-IP
8 4 (7.55%) DSL
9 3 (5.66%) NAS
9 3 (5.66%) Wireless
9 3 (5.66%) TCP/IP
9 3 (5.66%) IPv4
9 3 (5.66%) IPv6
10 2 (3.77%) VLAN
10 2 (3.77%) iSCSI
11 1 (1.89%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (45.28%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.55%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (7.55%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (5.66%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (5.66%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (3.77%) SQL Server 7
4 2 (3.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.89%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.89%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 2 (3.77%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (1.89%) InstallShield
General
1 4 (7.55%) Finance
2 1 (1.89%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (15.09%) Windows Engineer
1 8 (15.09%) Server Engineer
2 6 (11.32%) Systems Administrator
2 6 (11.32%) Administrator
3 5 (9.43%) Support Engineer
3 5 (9.43%) Windows Server Engineer
3 5 (9.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (7.55%) Network Engineer
4 4 (7.55%) Systems Engineer
4 4 (7.55%) Consultant
5 3 (5.66%) Exchange Engineer
6 2 (3.77%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 2 (3.77%) Technical Support Engineer
6 2 (3.77%) Technical Engineer
6 2 (3.77%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (3.77%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (3.77%) Technical Consultant
6 2 (3.77%) Field Engineer
6 2 (3.77%) Technical Support
6 2 (3.77%) Senior Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.66%) WAP
2 2 (3.77%) Application Packaging
2 2 (3.77%) X-Windows
2 2 (3.77%) OLE
3 1 (1.89%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.09%) Blackberry
1 8 (15.09%) Clustering
2 4 (7.55%) Thin Client
2 4 (7.55%) PKI
2 4 (7.55%) Fat Client
2 4 (7.55%) iPad
3 3 (5.66%) EqualLogic
4 2 (3.77%) SecurID
5 1 (1.89%) iPhone
5 1 (1.89%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.89%) Replication
5 1 (1.89%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.89%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 53 (100.00%) Windows
2 38 (71.70%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (30.19%) Windows 7
4 15 (28.30%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (26.42%) Linux
5 14 (26.42%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (7.55%) Windows XP
7 2 (3.77%) Windows 2000 Server
7 2 (3.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.89%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.89%) UNIX
8 1 (1.89%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (26.42%) ITIL
2 5 (9.43%) Service Management
3 4 (7.55%) Migration
3 4 (7.55%) Project Management
4 3 (5.66%) Customer Engagement
4 3 (5.66%) QMS
4 3 (5.66%) Time Management
4 3 (5.66%) MOF
5 2 (3.77%) E-Commerce
5 2 (3.77%) Process Management
5 2 (3.77%) Configuration Management
5 2 (3.77%) Coaching
5 2 (3.77%) Performance Management
5 2 (3.77%) Problem Management
5 2 (3.77%) Mobile Device Management
6 1 (1.89%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (1.89%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (1.89%) ITIL V3
6 1 (1.89%) Software Deployment
6 1 (1.89%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.89%) Winbatch
1 1 (1.89%) Python
1 1 (1.89%) C#
1 1 (1.89%) Java
1 1 (1.89%) Perl
1 1 (1.89%) SQL
1 1 (1.89%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 13 (24.53%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (16.98%) MCSE
3 8 (15.09%) SC Cleared
3 8 (15.09%) Security Cleared
4 7 (13.21%) MCITP
5 4 (7.55%) MCTS
5 4 (7.55%) Degree
6 3 (5.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (5.66%) MCP
6 3 (5.66%) CCNA
6 3 (5.66%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.89%) MCSA
7 1 (1.89%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.66%) BS7799
1 3 (5.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (5.66%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.89%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 39 (73.58%) Active Directory
2 13 (24.53%) Hyper-V
3 12 (22.64%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (16.98%) vSphere
5 5 (9.43%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (9.43%) Terminal Services
6 4 (7.55%) Xen
6 4 (7.55%) NLBS
7 3 (5.66%) DFS Replication
7 3 (5.66%) ISA Server
8 2 (3.77%) VMware ESX
8 2 (3.77%) XenApp
9 1 (1.89%) vCloud
9 1 (1.89%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 6 (11.32%) SCCM
2 5 (9.43%) SCOM
2 5 (9.43%) NetBackup
3 3 (5.66%) Sysprep
3 3 (5.66%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (5.66%) WhatsUp Gold
3 3 (5.66%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 2 (3.77%) Backup Exec
4 2 (3.77%) SCVMM
5 1 (1.89%) FortiGate
5 1 (1.89%) HP SIM
5 1 (1.89%) XenMobile
5 1 (1.89%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 1 (1.89%) WMI
5 1 (1.89%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 33 (62.26%) VMware
2 25 (47.17%) Microsoft
3 12 (22.64%) Cisco
4 10 (18.87%) HP
5 9 (16.98%) Dell
6 8 (15.09%) Citrix
7 7 (13.21%) EMC
8 6 (11.32%) Symantec
9 5 (9.43%) McAfee
9 5 (9.43%) NetApp
9 5 (9.43%) CheckPoint
10 4 (7.55%) IBM
11 3 (5.66%) F5
11 3 (5.66%) Apple
12 2 (3.77%) CA
12 2 (3.77%) Veeam
13 1 (1.89%) ProCurve
13 1 (1.89%) Fujitsu
13 1 (1.89%) Oracle
13 1 (1.89%) Remedy
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