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 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 236 212 236
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +24
Contract jobs citing WSUS 14 20 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.14% 0.23% 0.20%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.42% 2.58% 2.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 10 9
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£449 £325 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.07% -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £313 £192
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £313 £275
% change year-on-year
+8.00% +13.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 6
Average hourly rate £45.00 £37.50 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +257.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £24.75 £10.75
% change year-on-year
+51.51% +130.23%
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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
985 774 689
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 10.13% 9.00% 7.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 515 413 279
Average daily rate £369 £340 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.45% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £210 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 41 59
Average hourly rate £26.00 £21.92 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.64% +21.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.93 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £37.50 £28.00
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 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
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 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
Berkshire +10 6 £449 +41.33% 1
Hampshire -13 3 - - 2
West Sussex - 3 - - 3
Buckinghamshire -8 1 - -
Surrey -15 1 - - 1
East Sussex - - - -
Kent - - - - 1
Middlesex - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
WSUS
England

WSUS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 56 (100.00%) Windows
2 44 (78.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 42 (75.00%) Active Directory
4 36 (64.29%) VMware
5 27 (48.21%) Microsoft
6 24 (42.86%) SQL Server
7 19 (33.93%) DNS
8 18 (32.14%) SAN
8 18 (32.14%) Windows Server 2003
8 18 (32.14%) Windows Server 2012
9 17 (30.36%) Windows 7
10 16 (28.57%) IIS
10 16 (28.57%) Linux
10 16 (28.57%) ITIL
10 16 (28.57%) Firewall
11 15 (26.79%) DHCP
11 15 (26.79%) Cisco
12 14 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
12 14 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
12 14 (25.00%) Hyper-V
13 13 (23.21%) MS Exchange
14 12 (21.43%) HP
14 12 (21.43%) Dell
15 11 (19.64%) LDAP
15 11 (19.64%) vSphere
16 10 (17.86%) MCSE
16 10 (17.86%) EMC
16 10 (17.86%) Clustering
17 9 (16.07%) Blackberry
17 9 (16.07%) Citrix

WSUS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 16 (28.57%) IIS
2 13 (23.21%) MS Exchange
3 7 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (10.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 4 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (5.36%) Exchange Server 5.5
6 3 (5.36%) Lync
6 3 (5.36%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (3.57%) SharePoint
7 2 (3.57%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (1.79%) OpenStack
8 1 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2000
8 1 (1.79%) WebSphere
8 1 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (1.79%) SAS
8 1 (1.79%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 7 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 5 (8.93%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.79%) assyst
1 1 (1.79%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.36%) SaaS
1 3 (5.36%) PaaS
1 3 (5.36%) IaaS
2 2 (3.57%) Office 365
3 1 (1.79%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (33.93%) DNS
2 18 (32.14%) SAN
3 16 (28.57%) Firewall
4 15 (26.79%) DHCP
5 11 (19.64%) LDAP
6 7 (12.50%) LAN
6 7 (12.50%) WAN
7 6 (10.71%) VPN
8 5 (8.93%) MPLS
9 4 (7.14%) DSL
9 4 (7.14%) Internet
9 4 (7.14%) BIG-IP
10 3 (5.36%) TCP/IP
10 3 (5.36%) IPv4
10 3 (5.36%) IPv6
10 3 (5.36%) Wireless
10 3 (5.36%) NAS
11 2 (3.57%) VLAN
11 2 (3.57%) iSCSI
12 1 (1.79%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 5 (8.93%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (7.14%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (7.14%) SQL Server 2000
4 3 (5.36%) SQL Server 7
4 3 (5.36%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (3.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.79%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.79%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 2 (3.57%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (1.79%) InstallShield
General
1 4 (7.14%) Finance
2 1 (1.79%) Billing
2 1 (1.79%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (14.29%) Server Engineer
1 8 (14.29%) Windows Engineer
2 6 (10.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (10.71%) Systems Administrator
2 6 (10.71%) Administrator
3 5 (8.93%) Systems Engineer
3 5 (8.93%) Windows Server Engineer
4 4 (7.14%) Network Engineer
4 4 (7.14%) Analyst
4 4 (7.14%) Consultant
4 4 (7.14%) Support Engineer
5 3 (5.36%) 3rd Line Support
5 3 (5.36%) Architect
5 3 (5.36%) Senior Systems Engineer
5 3 (5.36%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 3 (5.36%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (5.36%) Exchange Engineer
6 2 (3.57%) Wintel Engineer
6 2 (3.57%) IT Support Analyst
6 2 (3.57%) Infrastructure Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.36%) WAP
1 3 (5.36%) X-Windows
2 2 (3.57%) Application Packaging
2 2 (3.57%) OLE
3 1 (1.79%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (17.86%) Clustering
2 9 (16.07%) Blackberry
3 4 (7.14%) PKI
3 4 (7.14%) Fat Client
3 4 (7.14%) Thin Client
3 4 (7.14%) iPad
4 3 (5.36%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (5.36%) Data Structures
4 3 (5.36%) Algorithms
4 3 (5.36%) EqualLogic
5 2 (3.57%) SecurID
6 1 (1.79%) CMDB
6 1 (1.79%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.79%) Replication
6 1 (1.79%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.79%) PMI
6 1 (1.79%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 56 (100.00%) Windows
2 44 (78.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 18 (32.14%) Windows Server 2003
3 18 (32.14%) Windows Server 2012
4 17 (30.36%) Windows 7
5 16 (28.57%) Linux
6 4 (7.14%) Windows XP
6 4 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (5.36%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (1.79%) UNIX
8 1 (1.79%) VMS
8 1 (1.79%) Windows 2000
8 1 (1.79%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (28.57%) ITIL
2 5 (8.93%) Service Management
3 4 (7.14%) Migration
3 4 (7.14%) Project Management
4 3 (5.36%) QMS
4 3 (5.36%) Customer Engagement
4 3 (5.36%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (5.36%) Software Engineering
4 3 (5.36%) Time Management
4 3 (5.36%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (5.36%) MOF
5 2 (3.57%) Configuration Management
5 2 (3.57%) E-Commerce
5 2 (3.57%) Process Management
5 2 (3.57%) Performance Management
5 2 (3.57%) Problem Management
5 2 (3.57%) Coaching
5 2 (3.57%) Mobile Device Management
6 1 (1.79%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (1.79%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.36%) C#
1 3 (5.36%) Java
1 3 (5.36%) Perl
1 3 (5.36%) VBScript
1 3 (5.36%) Python
2 2 (3.57%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.79%) Winbatch
3 1 (1.79%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (17.86%) MCSE
3 8 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 8 (14.29%) Security Cleared
4 7 (12.50%) MCITP
5 4 (7.14%) Degree
5 4 (7.14%) MCTS
6 3 (5.36%) CCNA
6 3 (5.36%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (5.36%) MCP
6 3 (5.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (3.57%) MCSA
8 1 (1.79%) PMI Certification
8 1 (1.79%) HP APS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.36%) ISO 9001
1 3 (5.36%) BS7799
1 3 (5.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.79%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 42 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 14 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (25.00%) Hyper-V
3 11 (19.64%) vSphere
4 6 (10.71%) Terminal Services
5 5 (8.93%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (7.14%) DFS Replication
6 4 (7.14%) ISA Server
6 4 (7.14%) Xen
6 4 (7.14%) NLBS
7 3 (5.36%) VMware ESX
8 2 (3.57%) XenApp
8 2 (3.57%) vCloud
9 1 (1.79%) Docker
9 1 (1.79%) LXC
9 1 (1.79%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 8 (14.29%) SCCM
2 7 (12.50%) NetBackup
3 5 (8.93%) SCOM
4 4 (7.14%) McAfee ePO
5 3 (5.36%) WhatsUp Gold
5 3 (5.36%) Sysprep
5 3 (5.36%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 3 (5.36%) Backup Exec
6 2 (3.57%) SCVMM
7 1 (1.79%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (1.79%) Netcool
7 1 (1.79%) WMI
7 1 (1.79%) Business Desktop Deployment
7 1 (1.79%) XenMobile
7 1 (1.79%) Puppet
7 1 (1.79%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 36 (64.29%) VMware
2 27 (48.21%) Microsoft
3 15 (26.79%) Cisco
4 12 (21.43%) HP
4 12 (21.43%) Dell
5 10 (17.86%) EMC
6 9 (16.07%) Citrix
7 8 (14.29%) Symantec
8 6 (10.71%) McAfee
9 5 (8.93%) CheckPoint
9 5 (8.93%) NetApp
9 5 (8.93%) IBM
10 3 (5.36%) BMC
10 3 (5.36%) CA
10 3 (5.36%) Red Hat
10 3 (5.36%) Apple
10 3 (5.36%) F5
11 2 (3.57%) Veeam
11 2 (3.57%) Remedy
12 1 (1.79%) webMethods