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 25 November 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
25 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
Rank 242 210 224
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +14
Contract jobs citing WSUS 15 23 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.15% 0.27% 0.18%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.49% 3.37% 2.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 8 7
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£425 £335 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.86% -16.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £335 £323
% change year-on-year
+19.40% +3.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 5
Average hourly rate £42.50 £32.25 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.78% +207.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £22.40 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £37.50 £10.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £23.65 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+69.13% +12.61%
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 683 678
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 10.30% 8.06% 7.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 532 358 300
Average daily rate £385 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.94% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £349 £340
% change year-on-year
+3.98% +2.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 34 58
Average hourly rate £30.00 £21.33 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.64% +12.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £14.00 £12.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £37.50 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £22.85 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+0.65% +8.80%

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 25 November 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 -7 6 £449 +22.10% 1
Hampshire - 3 - - 2
Surrey -8 2 - -
Buckinghamshire -13 2 £425 +26.86%
West Sussex - 2 - -
East Sussex - - - -
Kent - - - - 2
Middlesex - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
WSUS
England

WSUS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 34 (100.00%) Windows
2 25 (73.53%) Active Directory
3 23 (67.65%) Windows Server 2008
4 19 (55.88%) VMware
5 17 (50.00%) Microsoft
6 16 (47.06%) DNS
7 15 (44.12%) Windows Server 2012
8 14 (41.18%) DHCP
8 14 (41.18%) Windows Server 2003
9 12 (35.29%) SAN
9 12 (35.29%) Windows 7
10 11 (32.35%) Microsoft Certification
10 11 (32.35%) Firewall
11 10 (29.41%) HP
11 10 (29.41%) ITIL
12 9 (26.47%) MCSE
12 9 (26.47%) vSphere
12 9 (26.47%) VMware Infrastructure
13 8 (23.53%) MS Exchange
14 7 (20.59%) MS Excel
14 7 (20.59%) Dell
14 7 (20.59%) EMC
14 7 (20.59%) SCCM
14 7 (20.59%) Hyper-V
15 6 (17.65%) Clustering
15 6 (17.65%) VPN
15 6 (17.65%) Linux
15 6 (17.65%) SQL Server
16 5 (14.71%) Cisco
16 5 (14.71%) Citrix

WSUS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 8 (23.53%) MS Exchange
2 5 (14.71%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (11.76%) IIS
4 3 (8.82%) Exchange Server 5.5
4 3 (8.82%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (8.82%) Lync
4 3 (8.82%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (5.88%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (5.88%) SharePoint
6 1 (2.94%) Apache
6 1 (2.94%) Tomcat
6 1 (2.94%) SAS
6 1 (2.94%) IBM Notes
6 1 (2.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (2.94%) OpenStack
6 1 (2.94%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (20.59%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.94%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.94%) assyst
1 1 (2.94%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.82%) SaaS
1 3 (8.82%) PaaS
1 3 (8.82%) IaaS
2 2 (5.88%) Office 365
3 1 (2.94%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (47.06%) DNS
2 14 (41.18%) DHCP
3 12 (35.29%) SAN
4 11 (32.35%) Firewall
5 6 (17.65%) VPN
6 4 (11.76%) TCP/IP
7 3 (8.82%) LAN
7 3 (8.82%) WAN
7 3 (8.82%) Kerberos
7 3 (8.82%) IPv4
7 3 (8.82%) IPv6
7 3 (8.82%) Wireless
7 3 (8.82%) VLAN
8 2 (5.88%) iSCSI
8 2 (5.88%) SSL
8 2 (5.88%) SNMP
9 1 (2.94%) LDAP
9 1 (2.94%) HTTP
9 1 (2.94%) DSL
9 1 (2.94%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (17.65%) SQL Server
2 4 (11.76%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (11.76%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (11.76%) SQL Server 2000
3 3 (8.82%) SQL Server 7
4 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.94%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (2.94%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (2.94%) InstallShield
General
1 3 (8.82%) Finance
2 1 (2.94%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.94%) Billing
Job Titles
1 7 (20.59%) Server Engineer
2 5 (14.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (14.71%) Systems Engineer
3 4 (11.76%) Windows Server Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Architect
4 3 (8.82%) Analyst
4 3 (8.82%) Consultant
4 3 (8.82%) Network Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Senior Systems Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Support Analyst
4 3 (8.82%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Exchange Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Cloud Architect
5 2 (5.88%) IT Support
5 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Specialist
5 2 (5.88%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 2 (5.88%) IT Support Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Support Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (5.88%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.82%) WAP
1 3 (8.82%) X-Windows
2 2 (5.88%) OLE
3 1 (2.94%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.65%) Clustering
2 4 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (11.76%) Blackberry
3 3 (8.82%) iPad
3 3 (8.82%) Data Structures
3 3 (8.82%) Algorithms
4 2 (5.88%) PKI
4 2 (5.88%) Replication
5 1 (2.94%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.94%) PMI
5 1 (2.94%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.94%) SecurID
5 1 (2.94%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 34 (100.00%) Windows
2 23 (67.65%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (44.12%) Windows Server 2012
4 14 (41.18%) Windows Server 2003
5 12 (35.29%) Windows 7
6 6 (17.65%) Linux
7 3 (8.82%) Windows XP
7 3 (8.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (8.82%) Windows 2000 Server
8 2 (5.88%) Windows 8
9 1 (2.94%) VMS
9 1 (2.94%) UNIX
9 1 (2.94%) Windows 2000
9 1 (2.94%) CentOS
9 1 (2.94%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (29.41%) ITIL
2 4 (11.76%) Coaching
2 4 (11.76%) Project Management
3 3 (8.82%) MOF
3 3 (8.82%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (8.82%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (8.82%) Software Engineering
3 3 (8.82%) Time Management
3 3 (8.82%) QMS
4 2 (5.88%) Mobile Device Management
4 2 (5.88%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (5.88%) Migration
4 2 (5.88%) Service Management
4 2 (5.88%) Process Management
4 2 (5.88%) Configuration Management
5 1 (2.94%) PRINCE
5 1 (2.94%) Workflow
5 1 (2.94%) Document Management
5 1 (2.94%) Software Deployment
5 1 (2.94%) Customer Engagement
Programming Languages
1 4 (11.76%) PowerShell
2 3 (8.82%) C#
2 3 (8.82%) Java
2 3 (8.82%) Perl
2 3 (8.82%) VBScript
2 3 (8.82%) Python
3 1 (2.94%) C
3 1 (2.94%) SQL
3 1 (2.94%) Winbatch
Qualifications
1 11 (32.35%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (26.47%) MCSE
3 5 (14.71%) MCITP
4 4 (11.76%) SC Cleared
4 4 (11.76%) Security Cleared
4 4 (11.76%) Degree
5 3 (8.82%) MCP
6 2 (5.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (5.88%) MCTS
6 2 (5.88%) MCSA
7 1 (2.94%) CCNA
7 1 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (2.94%) PMI Certification
7 1 (2.94%) HP APS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.82%) ISO 9001
1 3 (8.82%) BS7799
1 3 (8.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 25 (73.53%) Active Directory
2 9 (26.47%) vSphere
2 9 (26.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (20.59%) Hyper-V
4 4 (11.76%) ISA Server
4 4 (11.76%) Terminal Services
5 3 (8.82%) DFS Replication
6 2 (5.88%) vCloud
7 1 (2.94%) NFS
7 1 (2.94%) VMware ESX
7 1 (2.94%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (2.94%) Samba
7 1 (2.94%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (2.94%) XenApp
7 1 (2.94%) LXC
7 1 (2.94%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (20.59%) SCCM
2 5 (14.71%) NetBackup
3 4 (11.76%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (8.82%) Backup Exec
4 3 (8.82%) Sysprep
4 3 (8.82%) SCOM
5 1 (2.94%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (2.94%) Netcool
5 1 (2.94%) Puppet
5 1 (2.94%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 1 (2.94%) WMI
5 1 (2.94%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 19 (55.88%) VMware
2 17 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 10 (29.41%) HP
4 7 (20.59%) Dell
4 7 (20.59%) EMC
5 5 (14.71%) Cisco
5 5 (14.71%) Citrix
5 5 (14.71%) Symantec
6 4 (11.76%) McAfee
6 4 (11.76%) NetApp
6 4 (11.76%) IBM
7 3 (8.82%) Red Hat
7 3 (8.82%) Apple
7 3 (8.82%) BMC
7 3 (8.82%) CA
8 2 (5.88%) Remedy
9 1 (2.94%) Oracle
9 1 (2.94%) Sun
9 1 (2.94%) Lotus
9 1 (2.94%) CheckPoint