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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
Rank 225 219 239
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +20
Contract jobs citing WSUS 18 17 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.20% 0.19% 0.10%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.24% 1.90% 1.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 11 7
Average daily rate
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£300 £313 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +20.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £290 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £350 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £285 £305 £255
% change year-on-year
-6.55% +19.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 1
Average hourly rate £21.00 £15.75 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +50.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -20.00%
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
803 897 701
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 8.79% 10.26% 7.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 412 455 297
Average daily rate £350 £335 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% +4.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £188 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 50 44
Average hourly rate £19.50 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £32.05 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.91 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-0.45% +11.11%

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 28 August 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WSUS across the South East region over the 3 months to 28 August 2014.

WSUS Hourly Rate Histogram 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 28 August 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 +15 7 £400 +33.33% 2
Hampshire -6 6 £275 -10.56% 3
Surrey -10 3 - - 1
Oxfordshire - 1 - -
Middlesex - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - - 2
WSUS
England

WSUS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 38 (71.70%) Active Directory
3 36 (67.92%) Windows Server 2008
4 30 (56.60%) VMware
5 26 (49.06%) Microsoft
6 23 (43.40%) SQL Server
7 16 (30.19%) SAN
8 15 (28.30%) ITIL
8 15 (28.30%) DNS
8 15 (28.30%) Windows 7
9 14 (26.42%) Windows Server 2012
9 14 (26.42%) Hyper-V
9 14 (26.42%) DHCP
9 14 (26.42%) IIS
9 14 (26.42%) Linux
10 13 (24.53%) Microsoft Certification
10 13 (24.53%) Firewall
11 12 (22.64%) Windows Server 2003
12 11 (20.75%) HP
12 11 (20.75%) LDAP
12 11 (20.75%) Cisco
12 11 (20.75%) MS Exchange
12 11 (20.75%) VMware Infrastructure
13 9 (16.98%) Security Cleared
13 9 (16.98%) SCCM
13 9 (16.98%) MS Excel
13 9 (16.98%) MCSE
14 8 (15.09%) LAN
14 8 (15.09%) WAN
14 8 (15.09%) Dell

WSUS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 11 (20.75%) MS Exchange
3 7 (13.21%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 5 (9.43%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (5.66%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (5.66%) Lync
6 2 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2000
7 1 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.89%) WebSphere
7 1 (1.89%) SAS
7 1 (1.89%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 9 (16.98%) MS Excel
2 4 (7.55%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.89%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (30.19%) SAN
2 15 (28.30%) DNS
3 14 (26.42%) DHCP
4 13 (24.53%) Firewall
5 11 (20.75%) LDAP
6 8 (15.09%) LAN
6 8 (15.09%) WAN
7 7 (13.21%) VPN
8 5 (9.43%) TCP/IP
9 4 (7.55%) Internet
9 4 (7.55%) MPLS
9 4 (7.55%) DSL
9 4 (7.55%) BIG-IP
10 3 (5.66%) IPv4
10 3 (5.66%) IPv6
10 3 (5.66%) NAS
10 3 (5.66%) Wireless
11 2 (3.77%) VLAN
11 2 (3.77%) iSCSI
12 1 (1.89%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (43.40%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.55%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (5.66%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (5.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.89%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (1.89%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (3.77%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (1.89%) InstallShield
General
1 6 (11.32%) Finance
2 1 (1.89%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (15.09%) Server Engineer
1 8 (15.09%) Windows Engineer
2 6 (11.32%) Systems Administrator
2 6 (11.32%) Administrator
3 5 (9.43%) Support Engineer
3 5 (9.43%) Consultant
3 5 (9.43%) Windows Server Engineer
4 4 (7.55%) Network Engineer
5 3 (5.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (5.66%) Exchange Engineer
6 2 (3.77%) Technical Support
6 2 (3.77%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (3.77%) SCCM Consultant
6 2 (3.77%) Technical Support Engineer
6 2 (3.77%) Technical Engineer
6 2 (3.77%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 2 (3.77%) Field Engineer
6 2 (3.77%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (3.77%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (3.77%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.66%) WAP
2 2 (3.77%) OLE
2 2 (3.77%) Application Packaging
3 1 (1.89%) Software Packaging
3 1 (1.89%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.09%) Clustering
2 6 (11.32%) Blackberry
3 4 (7.55%) PKI
3 4 (7.55%) Fat Client
3 4 (7.55%) Thin Client
3 4 (7.55%) iPad
4 3 (5.66%) EqualLogic
5 2 (3.77%) SecurID
6 1 (1.89%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.89%) PMI
6 1 (1.89%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.89%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.89%) Replication
6 1 (1.89%) iPhone
6 1 (1.89%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 53 (100.00%) Windows
2 36 (67.92%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (28.30%) Windows 7
4 14 (26.42%) Windows Server 2012
4 14 (26.42%) Linux
5 12 (22.64%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (11.32%) Windows XP
7 2 (3.77%) UNIX
7 2 (3.77%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.89%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (1.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.89%) Mac OS X
8 1 (1.89%) Windows 2000
8 1 (1.89%) Windows NT
8 1 (1.89%) AIX
8 1 (1.89%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (28.30%) ITIL
2 6 (11.32%) Project Management
3 5 (9.43%) Service Management
3 5 (9.43%) Migration
4 3 (5.66%) QMS
4 3 (5.66%) Customer Engagement
4 3 (5.66%) Time Management
4 3 (5.66%) MOF
5 2 (3.77%) Performance Management
5 2 (3.77%) Mobile Device Management
5 2 (3.77%) Problem Management
5 2 (3.77%) Process Management
5 2 (3.77%) Change Management
5 2 (3.77%) E-Commerce
6 1 (1.89%) PRINCE
6 1 (1.89%) Configuration Management
6 1 (1.89%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (1.89%) ITSM
6 1 (1.89%) Validation
6 1 (1.89%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.77%) SQL
1 2 (3.77%) VBScript
2 1 (1.89%) Shell Script
2 1 (1.89%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.89%) Winbatch
Qualifications
1 13 (24.53%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (16.98%) MCSE
2 9 (16.98%) Security Cleared
3 8 (15.09%) SC Cleared
4 7 (13.21%) MCITP
5 4 (7.55%) Degree
5 4 (7.55%) MCTS
6 3 (5.66%) CCNA
6 3 (5.66%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (5.66%) MCP
6 3 (5.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (1.89%) PMI Certification
7 1 (1.89%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.66%) ISO 9001
1 3 (5.66%) BS7799
1 3 (5.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.89%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.89%) SLA
System Software
1 38 (71.70%) Active Directory
2 14 (26.42%) Hyper-V
3 11 (20.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (13.21%) vSphere
5 4 (7.55%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (7.55%) Xen
5 4 (7.55%) NLBS
6 3 (5.66%) Terminal Services
6 3 (5.66%) ISA Server
6 3 (5.66%) VMware ESX
7 2 (3.77%) XenApp
8 1 (1.89%) XenDesktop
8 1 (1.89%) DFS Replication
8 1 (1.89%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 9 (16.98%) SCCM
2 5 (9.43%) SCOM
3 3 (5.66%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 3 (5.66%) NetBackup
3 3 (5.66%) WhatsUp Gold
3 3 (5.66%) Sysprep
3 3 (5.66%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (3.77%) Backup Exec
4 2 (3.77%) SCVMM
5 1 (1.89%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (1.89%) WMI
5 1 (1.89%) BladeLogic
5 1 (1.89%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 1 (1.89%) HP SIM
5 1 (1.89%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 30 (56.60%) VMware
2 26 (49.06%) Microsoft
3 11 (20.75%) HP
3 11 (20.75%) Cisco
4 8 (15.09%) Citrix
4 8 (15.09%) Dell
5 5 (9.43%) NetApp
5 5 (9.43%) CheckPoint
5 5 (9.43%) McAfee
6 4 (7.55%) Symantec
6 4 (7.55%) EMC
7 3 (5.66%) Apple
7 3 (5.66%) F5
8 2 (3.77%) Veeam
8 2 (3.77%) IBM
9 1 (1.89%) Juniper
9 1 (1.89%) CommVault
9 1 (1.89%) Oracle
9 1 (1.89%) Lotus
9 1 (1.89%) Remedy
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