The table below looks at the statistics for WSUS skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WSUS over the 3 months to 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
Rank 132 124 113
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -11
Contract jobs citing WSUS 12 12 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.38% 0.39% 0.047%
As % of the Systems Management category 5.24% 4.67% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 1
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£350 £313 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% +4.16%
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
-12.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £131.25 £190.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.92% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £72.25 £21.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+244.02% +55.55%
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 West region.

Systems Management Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
229 257 126
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 7.16% 8.38% 5.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 152 65
Average daily rate £400 £390 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +12.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £503
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £345
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -2.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 8 7
Average hourly rate £20.75 £20.06 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.43% -10.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.81 £13.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.09 £190.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £20.06 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+7.17% -10.84%

WSUS
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WSUS across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Systems Management category.

WSUS Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

WSUS
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing WSUS across the South West region.

WSUS Daily Rate Trend in the South West

WSUS
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WSUS across the South West region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

WSUS Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

WSUS
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WSUS across the South West region.

WSUS Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

WSUS
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WSUS across the South West region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

WSUS Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

WSUS
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 31 July 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
Wiltshire +3 8 £400 -
Somerset +3 3 £338 +3.84%
Bristol -3 1 - - 1
WSUS
England

WSUS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 17 (100.00%) Windows
2 16 (94.12%) Active Directory
3 12 (70.59%) Windows 7
4 10 (58.82%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (52.94%) SCCM
5 9 (52.94%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (52.94%) DNS
6 8 (47.06%) DHCP
6 8 (47.06%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (47.06%) Security Cleared
7 6 (35.29%) Hyper-V
7 6 (35.29%) SCOM
7 6 (35.29%) DV Cleared
7 6 (35.29%) Lync
7 6 (35.29%) ITIL
7 6 (35.29%) Migration
8 5 (29.41%) VMware
8 5 (29.41%) Microsoft App-V
8 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (29.41%) Client/Server
8 5 (29.41%) MS Exchange
8 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
8 5 (29.41%) DFS Replication
8 5 (29.41%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (29.41%) Data Protection
8 5 (29.41%) SCVMM
8 5 (29.41%) SCOrch
8 5 (29.41%) SCSM
8 5 (29.41%) User Experience
9 4 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure

WSUS
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 6 (35.29%) Lync
2 5 (29.41%) Exchange Server 2013
2 5 (29.41%) MS Exchange
3 4 (23.53%) IIS
4 3 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (5.88%) Office Communications Server
5 1 (5.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (5.88%) Apache
5 1 (5.88%) Tomcat
5 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
5 1 (5.88%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (17.65%) MS Visio
2 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 9 (52.94%) DNS
2 8 (47.06%) DHCP
3 4 (23.53%) SAN
4 3 (17.65%) TCP/IP
4 3 (17.65%) Firewall
4 3 (17.65%) VLAN
4 3 (17.65%) NAS
4 3 (17.65%) Multicast
5 1 (5.88%) HTTP
5 1 (5.88%) SSL
5 1 (5.88%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (23.53%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (11.76%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.88%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (23.53%) Analyst
1 4 (23.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) Technical Analyst
2 3 (17.65%) Server Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) Windows Server Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Windows Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) SCCM Consultant
3 2 (11.76%) Senior Technical Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) Server Support
4 1 (5.88%) Support Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Solutions Designer
4 1 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Designer
4 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Designer
4 1 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (17.65%) J2EE
2 1 (5.88%) Web Services
2 1 (5.88%) XML
2 1 (5.88%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (29.41%) Client/Server
1 5 (29.41%) User Experience
2 2 (11.76%) Data Centre
3 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.88%) Private Cloud
3 1 (5.88%) Blackberry
3 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 17 (100.00%) Windows
2 12 (70.59%) Windows 7
3 10 (58.82%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (52.94%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (5.88%) Windows 2000
6 1 (5.88%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) ITIL
1 6 (35.29%) Migration
2 5 (29.41%) Data Protection
3 3 (17.65%) Patch Management
3 3 (17.65%) Data Migration
4 2 (11.76%) WFM
4 2 (11.76%) Service Management
5 1 (5.88%) Service Delivery
5 1 (5.88%) ITSM
5 1 (5.88%) Configuration Management
5 1 (5.88%) ITIL V3
5 1 (5.88%) Software Distribution
5 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Management
5 1 (5.88%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (5.88%) Server Monitoring
5 1 (5.88%) Performance Management
5 1 (5.88%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 3 (17.65%) Java
2 1 (5.88%) VBScript
2 1 (5.88%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (47.06%) Security Cleared
2 6 (35.29%) DV Cleared
3 3 (17.65%) SC Cleared
4 1 (5.88%) MCSE
4 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) QA
System Software
1 16 (94.12%) Active Directory
2 8 (47.06%) VMware ESXi
3 6 (35.29%) Hyper-V
4 5 (29.41%) DFS Replication
4 5 (29.41%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (5.88%) NFS
6 1 (5.88%) Forefront TMG
6 1 (5.88%) Xen
6 1 (5.88%) Terminal Services
6 1 (5.88%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 9 (52.94%) SCCM
2 6 (35.29%) SCOM
3 5 (29.41%) SCVMM
3 5 (29.41%) SCOrch
3 5 (29.41%) SCSM
4 3 (17.65%) SCDPM
5 2 (11.76%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (5.88%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
1 5 (29.41%) VMware
2 4 (23.53%) Dell
3 3 (17.65%) Oracle
3 3 (17.65%) Cisco
4 2 (11.76%) McAfee
5 1 (5.88%) NetApp
5 1 (5.88%) Remedy
5 1 (5.88%) HP
5 1 (5.88%) LANDesk
5 1 (5.88%) ArcSight
5 1 (5.88%) Lumension
5 1 (5.88%) Nimble Storage