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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WSUS over the 3 months to 28 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
Rank 247 232 205
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -27
Contract jobs citing WSUS 15 41 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.17% 0.43% 0.46%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.45% 3.88% 5.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 27 23
Median daily rate £188 £295 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.44% -15.71%
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £275 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 5
Median hourly rate £34.00 - £21.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.24 - £19.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.28 - £121.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.13 £72.25 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-59.68% +244.02%
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
1034 1057 818
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 11.71% 11.04% 8.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 636 602 419
Median daily rate £425 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £338
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +12.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 26 24
Median hourly rate £35.50 £23.50 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.06% +49.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.31 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £39.00 £25.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £21.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+32.55% +10.25%

WSUS
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East region citing WSUS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WSUS within the South East region over the 3 months to 28 July 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +1 8 - -
Berkshire -4 5 - - 5
West Sussex -9 1 - -
WSUS
England

WSUS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing WSUS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for WSUS.

1 53 (98.15%) Windows
2 47 (87.04%) Windows Server
3 45 (83.33%) Active Directory
4 32 (59.26%) Microsoft
5 25 (46.30%) VMware
5 25 (46.30%) Microsoft Certification
6 24 (44.44%) Firewall
6 24 (44.44%) VMware Infrastructure
7 21 (38.89%) SCCM
7 21 (38.89%) HP
7 21 (38.89%) MCSE
8 20 (37.04%) DNS
9 18 (33.33%) ITIL
10 17 (31.48%) MS Excel
10 17 (31.48%) Windows Server 2003
10 17 (31.48%) Backup Exec
10 17 (31.48%) Windows Server 2012
11 16 (29.63%) DHCP
11 16 (29.63%) MS Office
12 15 (27.78%) Intel Security
13 14 (25.93%) vSphere
14 13 (24.07%) Windows Server 2008
15 11 (20.37%) Internet
16 10 (18.52%) ISA Server
16 10 (18.52%) MCSA
16 10 (18.52%) SQL
16 10 (18.52%) MS Exchange
16 10 (18.52%) NetBackup
16 10 (18.52%) Wireless
16 10 (18.52%) Intrusion Detection

WSUS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 10 (18.52%) MS Exchange
2 5 (9.26%) IIS
3 3 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.85%) SharePoint
Applications
1 17 (31.48%) MS Excel
2 16 (29.63%) MS Office
3 6 (11.11%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (14.81%) Office 365
2 3 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (5.56%) Mimecast
3 2 (3.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (44.44%) Firewall
2 20 (37.04%) DNS
3 16 (29.63%) DHCP
4 11 (20.37%) Internet
5 10 (18.52%) Intrusion Detection
5 10 (18.52%) Wireless
6 9 (16.67%) Wireless Security
7 6 (11.11%) LAN
7 6 (11.11%) VoIP
8 5 (9.26%) SNMP
8 5 (9.26%) WAN
9 3 (5.56%) Network Security
9 3 (5.56%) Remote Desktop
10 2 (3.70%) SAN
10 2 (3.70%) TCP/IP
10 2 (3.70%) VPN
11 1 (1.85%) Intranet
11 1 (1.85%) LDAP
11 1 (1.85%) MPLS
11 1 (1.85%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.85%) Apache Hive
2 1 (1.85%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.85%) MySQL
General
1 3 (5.56%) Finance
1 3 (5.56%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.85%) Banking
2 1 (1.85%) Electronics
2 1 (1.85%) Marketing
2 1 (1.85%) Retail
2 1 (1.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (22.22%) Support Engineer
2 9 (16.67%) Server Engineer
3 8 (14.81%) 3rd Line Support
3 8 (14.81%) Field Engineer
3 8 (14.81%) Wintel Engineer
4 7 (12.96%) Windows Engineer
4 7 (12.96%) Wintel Support
5 6 (11.11%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 6 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 6 (11.11%) Consultant
6 5 (9.26%) Analyst
6 5 (9.26%) Integration Engineer
6 5 (9.26%) Server Support
6 5 (9.26%) Server Support Engineer
6 5 (9.26%) Wintel Server Engineer
6 5 (9.26%) Wintel Support Engineer
7 4 (7.41%) Microsoft Consultant
7 4 (7.41%) Network Engineer
7 4 (7.41%) Security Consultant
7 4 (7.41%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.85%) .NET
1 1 (1.85%) DCOM
1 1 (1.85%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 10 (18.52%) Data Centre
1 10 (18.52%) PKI
2 6 (11.11%) Driving Licence
3 5 (9.26%) Clustering
4 3 (5.56%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.70%) Computer Science
5 2 (3.70%) Contactless
5 2 (3.70%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.85%) CCTV
6 1 (1.85%) Cryptography
6 1 (1.85%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (1.85%) Grid Computing
6 1 (1.85%) Life Science
6 1 (1.85%) RIA
6 1 (1.85%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 53 (98.15%) Windows
2 47 (87.04%) Windows Server
3 17 (31.48%) Windows Server 2003
3 17 (31.48%) Windows Server 2012
4 13 (24.07%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (11.11%) Windows 7
6 5 (9.26%) Linux
7 3 (5.56%) Windows 8
8 2 (3.70%) AIX
9 1 (1.85%) Debian
9 1 (1.85%) Mac OS X Server
9 1 (1.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.85%) Unix
9 1 (1.85%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (33.33%) ITIL
2 9 (16.67%) Network Architecture
2 9 (16.67%) Security Management
3 8 (14.81%) Identity Management
4 6 (11.11%) Security Patching
5 5 (9.26%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (9.26%) Service Delivery
5 5 (9.26%) SIEM
5 5 (9.26%) Virtual Environments
6 4 (7.41%) Change Control
6 4 (7.41%) Customer Engagement
6 4 (7.41%) Information Security
6 4 (7.41%) Kalman Filter
6 4 (7.41%) Problem Management
6 4 (7.41%) Service Management
7 3 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (5.56%) E-Commerce
7 3 (5.56%) Email Filtering
7 3 (5.56%) ISMS
7 3 (5.56%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (18.52%) SQL
2 6 (11.11%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.85%) C
3 1 (1.85%) Java
3 1 (1.85%) Perl
3 1 (1.85%) Python
3 1 (1.85%) T-SQL
3 1 (1.85%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 25 (46.30%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (38.89%) MCSE
3 10 (18.52%) MCSA
4 8 (14.81%) DV Cleared
4 8 (14.81%) Security Cleared
5 7 (12.96%) CISSP
5 7 (12.96%) MCP
6 6 (11.11%) Degree
7 4 (7.41%) MCITP
7 4 (7.41%) MCTS
8 3 (5.56%) SANS
8 3 (5.56%) SSCP
9 2 (3.70%) DBS Check
10 1 (1.85%) GCIH
10 1 (1.85%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (11.11%) SLA
2 5 (9.26%) JSP 440
3 4 (7.41%) PCI DSS
4 3 (5.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (1.85%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 45 (83.33%) Active Directory
2 24 (44.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (25.93%) vSphere
4 10 (18.52%) ISA Server
5 9 (16.67%) UAG
6 6 (11.11%) BitLocker
7 4 (7.41%) Terminal Server
7 4 (7.41%) VMware ESX
8 3 (5.56%) Hyper-V
9 2 (3.70%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (1.85%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (1.85%) XenApp
10 1 (1.85%) XenDesktop
10 1 (1.85%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 21 (38.89%) SCCM
2 17 (31.48%) Backup Exec
3 10 (18.52%) McAfee ePO
3 10 (18.52%) NetBackup
4 8 (14.81%) SCOM
5 6 (11.11%) Norton AntiVirus
6 5 (9.26%) WhatsUp Gold
7 3 (5.56%) Microsoft Clustering
8 2 (3.70%) EMC NetWorker
8 2 (3.70%) Puppet
9 1 (1.85%) ArcSight ESM
9 1 (1.85%) HP Data Protector
9 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Intune
9 1 (1.85%) SCOrch
9 1 (1.85%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 1 (1.85%) Sysprep
9 1 (1.85%) Tivoli
9 1 (1.85%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 1 (1.85%) WMI
Vendors
1 32 (59.26%) Microsoft
2 25 (46.30%) VMware
3 21 (38.89%) HP
4 15 (27.78%) Intel Security
5 8 (14.81%) Cisco
5 8 (14.81%) Symantec
6 7 (12.96%) Citrix
7 6 (11.11%) Acronis
8 5 (9.26%) F5
9 4 (7.41%) Splunk
10 3 (5.56%) Qualys
11 2 (3.70%) Dell
11 2 (3.70%) EMC
12 1 (1.85%) Apple
12 1 (1.85%) CheckPoint
12 1 (1.85%) IBM
12 1 (1.85%) Juniper
12 1 (1.85%) SAP
12 1 (1.85%) SonicWALL
12 1 (1.85%) Veritas
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