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 1 September 2015 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
Rank 238 234 217
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -17
Contract jobs citing WSUS 39 19 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.39% 0.20% 0.19%
As % of the Systems Management category 3.86% 2.19% 1.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 4 11
Average daily rate
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£325 £300 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £205 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £419 £378 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £295 £293 £305
% change year-on-year
+0.85% -4.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 2
Average hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +33.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £44.49 £21.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+111.85% +16.66%
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
1011 866 926
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 10.06% 9.32% 10.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 572 434 466
Average daily rate £375 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £250 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 27 50
Average hourly rate £22.75 £19.91 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.26% +2.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.43 £14.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £47.50 £35.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.07 £19.91 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+5.83% -0.45%

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 1 September 2015.

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 1 September 2015. 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
Buckinghamshire - 11 £254 -
Hampshire +5 10 £319 +15.90% 2
Berkshire -5 7 £285 -28.75%
West Sussex -12 5 £413 - 1
Oxfordshire -20 3 £375 -
Kent - 2 - -
Surrey -10 1 £450 - 2
WSUS
England

WSUS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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 (77.94%) Windows
2 46 (67.65%) Microsoft
3 44 (64.71%) Active Directory
4 36 (52.94%) Windows Server 2008
5 35 (51.47%) SCCM
6 29 (42.65%) VMware
7 26 (38.24%) DNS
7 26 (38.24%) Windows Server 2012
8 25 (36.76%) VMware Infrastructure
9 19 (27.94%) DHCP
10 17 (25.00%) ITIL
10 17 (25.00%) Security Cleared
10 17 (25.00%) PowerShell
11 16 (23.53%) HP
11 16 (23.53%) Windows Server 2003
12 15 (22.06%) Cisco
13 14 (20.59%) SAN
13 14 (20.59%) MS Exchange
13 14 (20.59%) MS Excel
13 14 (20.59%) McAfee
13 14 (20.59%) SC Cleared
13 14 (20.59%) vSphere
14 13 (19.12%) Symantec
15 12 (17.65%) PKI
16 11 (16.18%) Clustering
16 11 (16.18%) Norton AntiVirus
16 11 (16.18%) NetBackup
16 11 (16.18%) Backup Exec
16 11 (16.18%) Microsoft Certification
16 11 (16.18%) Exchange Server 2010

WSUS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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 (20.59%) MS Exchange
2 11 (16.18%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (14.71%) IIS
4 9 (13.24%) Lync
5 4 (5.88%) SharePoint
5 4 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.47%) Lotus Domino
6 1 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 14 (20.59%) MS Excel
2 5 (7.35%) MS Office
3 3 (4.41%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (4.41%) SAP CCM
1 3 (4.41%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 10 (14.71%) Office 365
2 6 (8.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.47%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (38.24%) DNS
2 19 (27.94%) DHCP
3 14 (20.59%) SAN
4 10 (14.71%) TCP/IP
5 8 (11.76%) Firewall
6 7 (10.29%) LAN
7 6 (8.82%) WAN
8 5 (7.35%) VLAN
9 4 (5.88%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (5.88%) VPN
10 2 (2.94%) Cisco IOS
10 2 (2.94%) Wireless
10 2 (2.94%) Internet
11 1 (1.47%) Extranet
11 1 (1.47%) iSCSI
11 1 (1.47%) NAS
11 1 (1.47%) Cisco Nexus
11 1 (1.47%) DMZ
11 1 (1.47%) Intranet
11 1 (1.47%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (13.24%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.35%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (5.88%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.47%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 2 (2.94%) Subversion
2 1 (1.47%) StarTeam
2 1 (1.47%) ClearCase
General
1 4 (5.88%) Back Office
1 4 (5.88%) Finance
1 4 (5.88%) Online Betting
2 1 (1.47%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 18 (26.47%) Analyst
2 14 (20.59%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 12 (17.65%) 3rd Line Support
4 8 (11.76%) Support Analyst
5 7 (10.29%) Consultant
5 7 (10.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 7 (10.29%) Server Engineer
5 7 (10.29%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
5 7 (10.29%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
6 6 (8.82%) Support Engineer
7 5 (7.35%) Active Directory Consultant
8 4 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 4 (5.88%) Windows Server Engineer
8 4 (5.88%) Systems Administrator
8 4 (5.88%) Administrator
9 3 (4.41%) Service Analyst
9 3 (4.41%) Systems Engineer
9 3 (4.41%) Service Desk Analyst
10 2 (2.94%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
10 2 (2.94%) Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.47%) Web Services
1 1 (1.47%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (17.65%) PKI
2 11 (16.18%) Clustering
3 8 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (11.76%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.94%) EMC VNX
4 2 (2.94%) Thin Client
4 2 (2.94%) Statistics
4 2 (2.94%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.47%) HP Storage
5 1 (1.47%) Biometrics
5 1 (1.47%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 53 (77.94%) Windows
2 36 (52.94%) Windows Server 2008
3 26 (38.24%) Windows Server 2012
4 16 (23.53%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (8.82%) Windows 7
5 6 (8.82%) Windows XP
6 5 (7.35%) Windows 8
7 3 (4.41%) Android
8 1 (1.47%) UNIX
8 1 (1.47%) Solaris
8 1 (1.47%) Linux
8 1 (1.47%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.47%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (25.00%) ITIL
2 8 (11.76%) Patch Management
3 6 (8.82%) Migration
4 4 (5.88%) Incident Management
4 4 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
4 4 (5.88%) Root Cause Analysis
4 4 (5.88%) Server Building
5 3 (4.41%) Vulnerability Management
5 3 (4.41%) Server Patching
5 3 (4.41%) Mobile Device Management
5 3 (4.41%) ERP
5 3 (4.41%) Service Management
5 3 (4.41%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (4.41%) ITSM
6 2 (2.94%) Business Continuity
6 2 (2.94%) Change Control
6 2 (2.94%) ITIL V3
6 2 (2.94%) Time Management
6 2 (2.94%) Open Source
6 2 (2.94%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 17 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 8 (11.76%) VBScript
3 4 (5.88%) SQL
4 2 (2.94%) VB
4 2 (2.94%) Java
5 1 (1.47%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 14 (20.59%) SC Cleared
3 11 (16.18%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (14.71%) MCSE
5 5 (7.35%) MCSA
5 5 (7.35%) MCITP
5 5 (7.35%) Degree
6 4 (5.88%) HND
6 4 (5.88%) DV Cleared
7 3 (4.41%) MCP
7 3 (4.41%) MOS
7 3 (4.41%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.41%) SLA
1 3 (4.41%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 44 (64.71%) Active Directory
2 25 (36.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (20.59%) vSphere
4 11 (16.18%) Hyper-V
5 6 (8.82%) VMware ESX
6 5 (7.35%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (4.41%) Terminal Services
7 3 (4.41%) XenApp
8 2 (2.94%) Squid
8 2 (2.94%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (2.94%) VMware Server
8 2 (2.94%) ISA Server
9 1 (1.47%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (1.47%) vCloud
9 1 (1.47%) NFS
Systems Management
1 35 (51.47%) SCCM
2 11 (16.18%) SCOM
2 11 (16.18%) Norton AntiVirus
2 11 (16.18%) NetBackup
2 11 (16.18%) Backup Exec
3 7 (10.29%) SCVMM
4 5 (7.35%) McAfee ePO
5 4 (5.88%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 3 (4.41%) Nagios
6 3 (4.41%) CA Spectrum
7 2 (2.94%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 46 (67.65%) Microsoft
2 29 (42.65%) VMware
3 16 (23.53%) HP
4 15 (22.06%) Cisco
5 14 (20.59%) McAfee
6 13 (19.12%) Symantec
7 9 (13.24%) Citrix
8 7 (10.29%) Dell
9 5 (7.35%) Sophos
9 5 (7.35%) SolarWinds
10 4 (5.88%) ServiceNow
10 4 (5.88%) Sun
10 4 (5.88%) Veritas
11 3 (4.41%) JD Edwards
11 3 (4.41%) CheckPoint
11 3 (4.41%) SAP
11 3 (4.41%) CA
11 3 (4.41%) IBM
11 3 (4.41%) F5
11 3 (4.41%) Splunk
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