The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Systems Management category for the South East region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
Rank 229 220 246
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +26
Contract jobs citing WSUS 21 17 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.22% 0.20% 0.019%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.52% 2.72% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 8 0
Average daily rate £336 £270 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.25% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £356 £270 £300
% change year-on-year
+31.66% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
Average hourly rate £19.50 £22.50 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% -47.05%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £17.00 £28.25
% change year-on-year
+14.70% -39.82%
Systems Management Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
832 624 714
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 8.59% 7.46% 6.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 430 332 346
Average daily rate £350 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 50 27
Average hourly rate £25.50 £23.88 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.80% +36.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £15.03 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £41.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +8.10%
WSUS
England

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +12 9 £450 +45.16%
Berkshire -10 5 £193 -28.70% 4
Surrey -10 4 £338 +77.63% 5
West Sussex -1 1 - -
Buckinghamshire -18 1 - -
Middlesex - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
WSUS
England

WSUS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 49 (84.48%) Active Directory
2 48 (82.76%) Windows
3 41 (70.69%) VMware
4 40 (68.97%) SCCM
5 34 (58.62%) Microsoft
6 32 (55.17%) HP
6 32 (55.17%) Windows 7
7 29 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 25 (43.10%) Windows Server 2003
9 24 (41.38%) VMware Infrastructure
10 22 (37.93%) SAN
10 22 (37.93%) VPN
10 22 (37.93%) DNS
11 21 (36.21%) LAN
11 21 (36.21%) vSphere
12 20 (34.48%) SQL Server
12 20 (34.48%) MS Office
13 17 (29.31%) Cisco
13 17 (29.31%) Security Cleared
14 16 (27.59%) MS Excel
14 16 (27.59%) Symantec
15 15 (25.86%) NetBackup
15 15 (25.86%) Internet
16 14 (24.14%) Norton AntiVirus
17 13 (22.41%) MPLS
17 13 (22.41%) MS Exchange
17 13 (22.41%) SC Cleared
18 12 (20.69%) PowerShell
18 12 (20.69%) Exchange Server 2010
18 12 (20.69%) WAN

WSUS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 13 (22.41%) MS Exchange
2 12 (20.69%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (18.97%) Exchange Server 2007
4 9 (15.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 9 (15.52%) IIS
5 2 (3.45%) SharePoint
5 2 (3.45%) Apache
5 2 (3.45%) Tomcat
Applications
1 20 (34.48%) MS Office
2 16 (27.59%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.72%) Acrobat
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.45%) SaaS
2 1 (1.72%) Google Apps
2 1 (1.72%) Office 365
2 1 (1.72%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (37.93%) SAN
1 22 (37.93%) VPN
1 22 (37.93%) DNS
2 21 (36.21%) LAN
3 15 (25.86%) Internet
4 13 (22.41%) MPLS
5 12 (20.69%) WAN
5 12 (20.69%) LDAP
5 12 (20.69%) Firewall
6 10 (17.24%) HTTP
7 9 (15.52%) SMTP
7 9 (15.52%) DHCP
8 7 (12.07%) TCP/IP
9 6 (10.34%) Fibre Channel
10 3 (5.17%) SSL
11 2 (3.45%) VLAN
11 2 (3.45%) NAS
11 2 (3.45%) Kerberos
11 2 (3.45%) RIP
11 2 (3.45%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (34.48%) SQL Server
2 9 (15.52%) SQL Server 2000
3 3 (5.17%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (3.45%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 6 (10.34%) Japanese Language
2 5 (8.62%) French Language
2 5 (8.62%) German Language
2 5 (8.62%) Italian Language
3 2 (3.45%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.45%) Finance
3 2 (3.45%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.72%) Legal
4 1 (1.72%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 11 (18.97%) Team Leader
2 10 (17.24%) Infrastructure Team Leader
2 10 (17.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 10 (17.24%) Desktop Support
3 9 (15.52%) Analyst
3 9 (15.52%) Support Engineer
4 8 (13.79%) Operations Team Leader
5 7 (12.07%) Support Analyst
5 7 (12.07%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 7 (12.07%) Infrastructure Operations Team Leader
5 7 (12.07%) Desktop Analyst
6 6 (10.34%) Wintel Engineer
6 6 (10.34%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 6 (10.34%) Desktop Engineer
7 4 (6.90%) Senior Desktop Analyst
7 4 (6.90%) Senior Desktop Engineer
7 4 (6.90%) Senior Desktop Support
7 4 (6.90%) Senior Desktop Support Analyst
7 4 (6.90%) Senior Desktop Support Engineer
7 4 (6.90%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.72%) LAMP
1 1 (1.72%) JSP
1 1 (1.72%) Web Services
1 1 (1.72%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 9 (15.52%) Blackberry
2 4 (6.90%) Clustering
3 2 (3.45%) Replication
4 1 (1.72%) Handset
4 1 (1.72%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.72%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.72%) Firmware
4 1 (1.72%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.72%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 48 (82.76%) Windows
2 32 (55.17%) Windows 7
3 29 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 25 (43.10%) Windows Server 2003
5 11 (18.97%) Linux
6 6 (10.34%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (6.90%) Windows 8
7 4 (6.90%) Windows XP
8 3 (5.17%) Windows Vista
9 2 (3.45%) Ubuntu
9 2 (3.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (3.45%) Windows 2000
10 1 (1.72%) UNIX
10 1 (1.72%) AIX
10 1 (1.72%) Solaris
10 1 (1.72%) Windows NT
10 1 (1.72%) Mac OS X
10 1 (1.72%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (1.72%) CentOS
10 1 (1.72%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (15.52%) ITIL
2 8 (13.79%) Project Management
3 6 (10.34%) Problem Management
4 3 (5.17%) Migration
4 3 (5.17%) Security Management
4 3 (5.17%) Change Management
4 3 (5.17%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (5.17%) ERP
5 2 (3.45%) Operations Management
5 2 (3.45%) Document Management
5 2 (3.45%) Release Management
5 2 (3.45%) Fault Management
5 2 (3.45%) Network Management
5 2 (3.45%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (3.45%) Configuration Management
6 1 (1.72%) Validation
6 1 (1.72%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (1.72%) B2B
6 1 (1.72%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (1.72%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 12 (20.69%) PowerShell
2 9 (15.52%) SQL
3 5 (8.62%) VBScript
4 2 (3.45%) VB
5 1 (1.72%) Java
5 1 (1.72%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 17 (29.31%) Security Cleared
2 13 (22.41%) SC Cleared
3 6 (10.34%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (8.62%) MCSA
5 4 (6.90%) MCSE
6 3 (5.17%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (3.45%) CCNA
7 2 (3.45%) CCSA
8 1 (1.72%) MCP
8 1 (1.72%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.72%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.72%) SLA
1 1 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 49 (84.48%) Active Directory
2 24 (41.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (36.21%) vSphere
4 10 (17.24%) XenApp
5 4 (6.90%) Hyper-V
6 3 (5.17%) VMware ESX
7 2 (3.45%) NFS
7 2 (3.45%) Samba
7 2 (3.45%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (1.72%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (1.72%) XenDesktop
8 1 (1.72%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 40 (68.97%) SCCM
2 15 (25.86%) NetBackup
3 14 (24.14%) Norton AntiVirus
4 10 (17.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 3 (5.17%) HP SIM
6 2 (3.45%) SCOM
6 2 (3.45%) Red Hat Spacewalk
6 2 (3.45%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (1.72%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 41 (70.69%) VMware
2 34 (58.62%) Microsoft
3 32 (55.17%) HP
4 17 (29.31%) Cisco
5 16 (27.59%) Symantec
6 10 (17.24%) Citrix
7 9 (15.52%) CheckPoint
7 9 (15.52%) CA
7 9 (15.52%) Apple
7 9 (15.52%) Blue Coat
8 8 (13.79%) Brocade
8 8 (13.79%) MobileIron
9 6 (10.34%) McAfee
10 3 (5.17%) NetApp
10 3 (5.17%) Nokia
10 3 (5.17%) Red Hat
10 3 (5.17%) Dell
11 2 (3.45%) Barracuda Networks
11 2 (3.45%) IBM
11 2 (3.45%) EMC