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 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
Rank 232 212 211
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -1
Contract jobs citing WSUS 38 31 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.40% 0.34% 0.27%
As % of the Systems Management category 3.77% 3.87% 2.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 14 11
Average daily rate
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£353 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.46% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £418 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
-4.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 6
Average hourly rate - £21.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +55.55%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £100.00 £21.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+376.19% +55.55%
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 South East region.

Systems Management Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
1007 801 919
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 10.60% 8.73% 10.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 578 413 453
Average daily rate £380 £345 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.14% -1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £463 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £345 £345
% change year-on-year
+8.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 23 48
Average hourly rate £30.00 £15.50 £19.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+93.54% -21.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.10 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £28.00 £33.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.32 £18.75 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+13.72% -16.66%

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 4 August 2015.

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 4 August 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
Buckinghamshire +5 13 £254 -15.33%
Hampshire -10 9 £353 +12.80%
Berkshire -5 7 £275 -31.25% 2
West Sussex - 4 £413 - 1
Surrey -5 3 £450 - 1
Kent - 2 - -
WSUS
England

WSUS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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 50 (79.37%) Windows
2 44 (69.84%) Microsoft
2 44 (69.84%) Active Directory
3 38 (60.32%) Windows Server 2008
4 34 (53.97%) SCCM
5 28 (44.44%) Windows Server 2012
6 27 (42.86%) VMware
7 23 (36.51%) VMware Infrastructure
7 23 (36.51%) DNS
8 22 (34.92%) ITIL
9 21 (33.33%) PowerShell
10 19 (30.16%) HP
11 17 (26.98%) Hyper-V
12 16 (25.40%) Security Cleared
12 16 (25.40%) Clustering
12 16 (25.40%) DHCP
13 15 (23.81%) Windows Server 2003
14 14 (22.22%) SAN
14 14 (22.22%) VBScript
14 14 (22.22%) IIS
14 14 (22.22%) SC Cleared
14 14 (22.22%) Office 365
15 13 (20.63%) vSphere
16 12 (19.05%) PKI
16 12 (19.05%) MS Excel
16 12 (19.05%) Dell
17 11 (17.46%) Cisco
17 11 (17.46%) MS Exchange
17 11 (17.46%) NetBackup
18 10 (15.87%) Backup Exec

WSUS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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 (22.22%) IIS
2 11 (17.46%) MS Exchange
3 8 (12.70%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (11.11%) SharePoint
5 6 (9.52%) Lync
6 4 (6.35%) SharePoint 2010
6 4 (6.35%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.59%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 12 (19.05%) MS Excel
2 5 (7.94%) MS Office
3 2 (3.17%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (3.17%) SAP CCM
1 2 (3.17%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 14 (22.22%) Office 365
2 6 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.59%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.59%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (36.51%) DNS
2 16 (25.40%) DHCP
3 14 (22.22%) SAN
4 9 (14.29%) TCP/IP
5 7 (11.11%) Firewall
6 4 (6.35%) VLAN
6 4 (6.35%) LAN
7 3 (4.76%) WAN
7 3 (4.76%) VPN
8 2 (3.17%) iSCSI
8 2 (3.17%) Internet
9 1 (1.59%) Extranet
9 1 (1.59%) Wireless
9 1 (1.59%) BIG-IP
9 1 (1.59%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (1.59%) NAS
9 1 (1.59%) Cisco Nexus
9 1 (1.59%) DMZ
9 1 (1.59%) Intranet
9 1 (1.59%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.94%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (6.35%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (3.17%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (1.59%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (3.17%) Subversion
2 1 (1.59%) StarTeam
2 1 (1.59%) ClearCase
General
1 3 (4.76%) Back Office
1 3 (4.76%) Finance
1 3 (4.76%) Online Betting
2 1 (1.59%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 19 (30.16%) Analyst
2 16 (25.40%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 13 (20.63%) Support Analyst
3 13 (20.63%) 3rd Line Support
4 8 (12.70%) Consultant
4 8 (12.70%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
4 8 (12.70%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
5 6 (9.52%) Support Engineer
5 6 (9.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (7.94%) Active Directory Consultant
6 5 (7.94%) IT Support
7 4 (6.35%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 4 (6.35%) IT Support Analyst
7 4 (6.35%) Administrator
7 4 (6.35%) Systems Administrator
7 4 (6.35%) Server Engineer
8 3 (4.76%) Systems Engineer
9 2 (3.17%) Senior Analyst
9 2 (3.17%) Service Desk Analyst
9 2 (3.17%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.59%) Web Services
1 1 (1.59%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 16 (25.40%) Clustering
2 12 (19.05%) PKI
3 8 (12.70%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (7.94%) Data Centre
5 2 (3.17%) EMC VNX
5 2 (3.17%) Thin Client
5 2 (3.17%) Statistics
5 2 (3.17%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.59%) Biometrics
6 1 (1.59%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 50 (79.37%) Windows
2 38 (60.32%) Windows Server 2008
3 28 (44.44%) Windows Server 2012
4 15 (23.81%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (7.94%) Windows XP
5 5 (7.94%) Windows 7
6 4 (6.35%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.59%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.59%) CentOS
7 1 (1.59%) UNIX
7 1 (1.59%) Ubuntu
7 1 (1.59%) Android
7 1 (1.59%) Solaris
7 1 (1.59%) Linux
7 1 (1.59%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (34.92%) ITIL
2 8 (12.70%) Patch Management
3 6 (9.52%) Migration
4 4 (6.35%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (4.76%) Change Control
5 3 (4.76%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (4.76%) Vulnerability Management
5 3 (4.76%) Service Management
5 3 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (4.76%) ITSM
5 3 (4.76%) Incident Management
5 3 (4.76%) Problem Management
5 3 (4.76%) Server Patching
6 2 (3.17%) Server Building
6 2 (3.17%) Software Deployment
6 2 (3.17%) Kalman Filter
6 2 (3.17%) Line Management
6 2 (3.17%) Malware Detection\Protection
6 2 (3.17%) Time Management
6 2 (3.17%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 21 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 14 (22.22%) VBScript
3 5 (7.94%) SQL
4 3 (4.76%) VB
Qualifications
1 16 (25.40%) Security Cleared
2 14 (22.22%) SC Cleared
3 10 (15.87%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (14.29%) MCSE
5 5 (7.94%) Degree
6 4 (6.35%) MCITP
6 4 (6.35%) DV Cleared
6 4 (6.35%) MCSA
6 4 (6.35%) HND
7 3 (4.76%) MCP
8 2 (3.17%) MOS
8 2 (3.17%) MCTS
9 1 (1.59%) CCNA
9 1 (1.59%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.17%) SLA
2 1 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 44 (69.84%) Active Directory
2 23 (36.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (26.98%) Hyper-V
4 13 (20.63%) vSphere
5 5 (7.94%) VMware ESX
6 4 (6.35%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (3.17%) NFS
7 2 (3.17%) Terminal Services
7 2 (3.17%) ISA Server
7 2 (3.17%) XenApp
7 2 (3.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (3.17%) VMware Server
8 1 (1.59%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (1.59%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 34 (53.97%) SCCM
2 11 (17.46%) NetBackup
3 10 (15.87%) Backup Exec
3 10 (15.87%) SCOM
4 8 (12.70%) Norton AntiVirus
5 7 (11.11%) SCVMM
6 4 (6.35%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 2 (3.17%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (3.17%) HP SIM
7 2 (3.17%) CA Spectrum
7 2 (3.17%) Nagios
8 1 (1.59%) OVSD
Vendors
1 44 (69.84%) Microsoft
2 27 (42.86%) VMware
3 19 (30.16%) HP
4 12 (19.05%) Dell
5 11 (17.46%) Cisco
6 10 (15.87%) Symantec
6 10 (15.87%) McAfee
7 7 (11.11%) Citrix
8 5 (7.94%) Sophos
9 4 (6.35%) F5
9 4 (6.35%) NetApp
9 4 (6.35%) Veritas
10 3 (4.76%) IBM
10 3 (4.76%) Sun
10 3 (4.76%) ServiceNow
11 2 (3.17%) GFI Software
11 2 (3.17%) Lumension
11 2 (3.17%) SAP
11 2 (3.17%) Websense
11 2 (3.17%) BT
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