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 5 May 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
Rank 242 241 238
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -3
Contract jobs citing WSUS 38 25 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.39% 0.25% 0.21%
As % of the Systems Management category 3.63% 2.52% 2.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 10 12
Median daily rate £425 £275 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+54.54% -21.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £244 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £396 £448
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 1
Median hourly rate £21.33 £40.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.67% +105.12%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.33 £22.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-5.20% +15.38%
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
1046 991 884
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 10.84% 9.98% 9.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 606 542 444
Median daily rate £420 £385 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £260 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £520 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 36 52
Median hourly rate £43.00 £25.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+68.62% -1.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.08 £12.50 £12.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.00 £20.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+12.19% -18.00%

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
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 5 May 2016.

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 5 May 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 5 May 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
Berkshire +22 23 £438 +59.09% 3
Surrey -2 9 £350 +27.27% 1
West Sussex -32 4 £430 - 1
Hampshire +2 1 - -
Kent -18 1 - - 1
WSUS
England

WSUS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 89 (98.89%) Windows
2 67 (74.44%) Windows Server
3 66 (73.33%) Active Directory
4 54 (60.00%) Microsoft
5 39 (43.33%) Microsoft Certification
6 35 (38.89%) VMware
7 34 (37.78%) HP
8 32 (35.56%) DNS
8 32 (35.56%) MCSE
9 31 (34.44%) Windows Server 2003
10 30 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
10 30 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
11 29 (32.22%) MS Excel
11 29 (32.22%) Firewall
12 27 (30.00%) DHCP
13 25 (27.78%) MS Office
14 24 (26.67%) Backup Exec
14 24 (26.67%) SCCM
15 23 (25.56%) Intel Security
16 22 (24.44%) ISA Server
17 21 (23.33%) Windows Server 2008
17 21 (23.33%) vSphere
18 20 (22.22%) PowerShell
19 19 (21.11%) McAfee ePO
19 19 (21.11%) Internet
19 19 (21.11%) MCSA
19 19 (21.11%) NetBackup
20 18 (20.00%) Citrix
21 17 (18.89%) MS Exchange
21 17 (18.89%) Wireless

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 17 (18.89%) MS Exchange
2 14 (15.56%) IIS
3 4 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2003
3 4 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2007
3 4 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.22%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.22%) Skype for Business
5 1 (1.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 29 (32.22%) MS Excel
2 25 (27.78%) MS Office
3 7 (7.78%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 15 (16.67%) Office 365
2 6 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (4.44%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (3.33%) Mimecast
5 2 (2.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (35.56%) DNS
2 29 (32.22%) Firewall
3 27 (30.00%) DHCP
4 19 (21.11%) Internet
5 17 (18.89%) Wireless
6 16 (17.78%) Intrusion Detection
7 15 (16.67%) Wireless Security
8 12 (13.33%) VPN
9 8 (8.89%) TCP/IP
10 7 (7.78%) SAN
11 6 (6.67%) LAN
11 6 (6.67%) LDAP
11 6 (6.67%) WAN
12 5 (5.56%) VoIP
13 4 (4.44%) Remote Desktop
13 4 (4.44%) Wi-Fi
14 3 (3.33%) VLAN
15 2 (2.22%) Network Security
16 1 (1.11%) MPLS
16 1 (1.11%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.33%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (3.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.22%) Apache Hive
3 2 (2.22%) Hadoop
3 2 (2.22%) MySQL
3 2 (2.22%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 6 (6.67%) Finance
2 3 (3.33%) Banking
3 1 (1.11%) Electronics
3 1 (1.11%) Local Government
3 1 (1.11%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.11%) Marketing
3 1 (1.11%) Retail
3 1 (1.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 32 (35.56%) Support Engineer
2 17 (18.89%) Field Engineer
2 17 (18.89%) Windows Engineer
3 16 (17.78%) Wintel Engineer
4 14 (15.56%) Wintel Support
5 13 (14.44%) Server Engineer
6 11 (12.22%) Consultant
6 11 (12.22%) Wintel Support Engineer
7 10 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support
7 10 (11.11%) Server Support
8 9 (10.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 9 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 9 (10.00%) Analyst
8 9 (10.00%) Server Support Engineer
8 9 (10.00%) Wintel Server Engineer
9 7 (7.78%) IT Engineer
9 7 (7.78%) Security Engineer
9 7 (7.78%) Windows Consultant
10 6 (6.67%) Systems Engineer
11 5 (5.56%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.67%) .NET
2 4 (4.44%) ELK Stack
2 4 (4.44%) Web Services
3 2 (2.22%) Regular Expression
4 1 (1.11%) DCOM
Miscellaneous
1 17 (18.89%) PKI
2 14 (15.56%) Data Centre
3 10 (11.11%) Driving Licence
4 8 (8.89%) Clustering
5 6 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (4.44%) Management Information System
7 3 (3.33%) Contactless
7 3 (3.33%) Enterprise Storage
7 3 (3.33%) Grid Computing
8 2 (2.22%) Computer Science
8 2 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (2.22%) Security Operations Centre
9 1 (1.11%) Blackberry
9 1 (1.11%) Cryptography
9 1 (1.11%) Cyberthreat
9 1 (1.11%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 89 (98.89%) Windows
2 67 (74.44%) Windows Server
3 31 (34.44%) Windows Server 2003
4 30 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 21 (23.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (14.44%) Linux
7 11 (12.22%) Windows 7
8 9 (10.00%) Unix
9 6 (6.67%) Windows 10
10 4 (4.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (3.33%) Windows 8
12 2 (2.22%) AIX
12 2 (2.22%) Debian
13 1 (1.11%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (17.78%) ITIL
1 16 (17.78%) Security Management
2 15 (16.67%) Identity Management
2 15 (16.67%) Network Architecture
3 8 (8.89%) Change Control
3 8 (8.89%) Problem Management
3 8 (8.89%) Service Delivery
4 7 (7.78%) Customer Engagement
5 6 (6.67%) Service Management
5 6 (6.67%) SIEM
6 5 (5.56%) Change Management
6 5 (5.56%) DevOps
6 5 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (4.44%) B2B
7 4 (4.44%) Information Security
7 4 (4.44%) Logistics
7 4 (4.44%) Open Source
7 4 (4.44%) Power Management
7 4 (4.44%) Web Development
8 3 (3.33%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 20 (22.22%) PowerShell
2 11 (12.22%) SQL
3 6 (6.67%) Perl
4 4 (4.44%) VB
5 2 (2.22%) Java
5 2 (2.22%) Python
6 1 (1.11%) C
6 1 (1.11%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.11%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 39 (43.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 32 (35.56%) MCSE
3 19 (21.11%) MCSA
4 13 (14.44%) MCP
5 12 (13.33%) Security Cleared
6 9 (10.00%) Degree
7 7 (7.78%) CISSP
7 7 (7.78%) MCITP
7 7 (7.78%) MCTS
8 6 (6.67%) DV Cleared
9 5 (5.56%) SC Cleared
10 4 (4.44%) DBS Check
11 3 (3.33%) SANS
11 3 (3.33%) SSCP
11 3 (3.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 2 (2.22%) VCP5
12 2 (2.22%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
13 1 (1.11%) GCIH
13 1 (1.11%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.78%) SLA
2 4 (4.44%) PCI DSS
3 3 (3.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.11%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 66 (73.33%) Active Directory
2 30 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (24.44%) ISA Server
4 21 (23.33%) vSphere
5 16 (17.78%) UAG
6 12 (13.33%) VMware ESX
7 10 (11.11%) BitLocker
8 8 (8.89%) Terminal Server
9 4 (4.44%) VMware Workstation
9 4 (4.44%) XenServer
10 3 (3.33%) Forefront TMG
10 3 (3.33%) XenApp
10 3 (3.33%) XenDesktop
11 2 (2.22%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (1.11%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 24 (26.67%) Backup Exec
1 24 (26.67%) SCCM
2 19 (21.11%) McAfee ePO
2 19 (21.11%) NetBackup
3 7 (7.78%) Puppet
3 7 (7.78%) SCOM
4 6 (6.67%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 6 (6.67%) SCOrch
5 4 (4.44%) Cacti
5 4 (4.44%) Nagios
5 4 (4.44%) Norton AntiVirus
5 4 (4.44%) Sysprep
6 2 (2.22%) ArcSight ESM
6 2 (2.22%) HP Data Protector
6 2 (2.22%) ServiceCenter
6 2 (2.22%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 2 (2.22%) Tivoli
6 2 (2.22%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (1.11%) AirWatch
7 1 (1.11%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 54 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 35 (38.89%) VMware
3 34 (37.78%) HP
4 23 (25.56%) Intel Security
5 18 (20.00%) Citrix
6 12 (13.33%) Symantec
7 10 (11.11%) Cisco
8 8 (8.89%) CommVault
9 7 (7.78%) Dell
10 4 (4.44%) Rackspace
10 4 (4.44%) RightFax
11 3 (3.33%) ArcSight
11 3 (3.33%) IBM
11 3 (3.33%) NetApp
11 3 (3.33%) Qualys
11 3 (3.33%) Splunk
12 2 (2.22%) CheckPoint
12 2 (2.22%) Juniper
12 2 (2.22%) Red Hat
12 2 (2.22%) Veritas