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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WSUS over the 3 months to 24 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
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
Rank 133 134 130
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -4
Contract jobs citing WSUS 12 12 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.39% 0.37% 0.41%
As % of the Systems Management category 3.69% 5.04% 4.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 7 4
Median daily rate £365 £350 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £195 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £343
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £275 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £131.25 £190.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -30.92%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.13 £44.49 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-34.53% +111.85%
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
325 238 249
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 10.69% 7.43% 8.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 224 135 149
Median daily rate £400 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £550 £498
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 20 8
Median hourly rate £25.71 £21.00 £20.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.41% +4.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.27 £19.03 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.14 £43.43 £190.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.75 £21.50 £19.25
% change year-on-year
+33.72% +11.68%

WSUS
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West 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 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 24 July 2016.

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
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 24 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
Bristol +3 5 £315 -
Wiltshire -7 5 £550 +37.50% 1
Gloucestershire - 2 £325 - 2
WSUS
England

WSUS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 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 West region with a requirement for WSUS.

1 19 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 18 (94.74%) Windows
3 11 (57.89%) SCCM
3 11 (57.89%) Windows Server
4 10 (52.63%) Security Cleared
4 10 (52.63%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (47.37%) VMware
6 8 (42.11%) SQL Server
6 8 (42.11%) Microsoft
6 8 (42.11%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (42.11%) Virtual Machines
7 7 (36.84%) SC Cleared
7 7 (36.84%) VMware Infrastructure
7 7 (36.84%) PowerShell
7 7 (36.84%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (31.58%) SAN
8 6 (31.58%) Remote Desktop
9 5 (26.32%) Dell
9 5 (26.32%) DNS
9 5 (26.32%) VBScript
9 5 (26.32%) MS Exchange
9 5 (26.32%) DHCP
9 5 (26.32%) Firewall
9 5 (26.32%) vSphere
10 4 (21.05%) Migration
10 4 (21.05%) Patch Management
10 4 (21.05%) Server Patching
10 4 (21.05%) SCOM
10 4 (21.05%) ITIL
10 4 (21.05%) NetApp

WSUS
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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 5 (26.32%) MS Exchange
2 2 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (10.53%) IIS
2 2 (10.53%) SharePoint
2 2 (10.53%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.26%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.79%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (5.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (31.58%) Remote Desktop
1 6 (31.58%) SAN
2 5 (26.32%) DHCP
2 5 (26.32%) DNS
2 5 (26.32%) Firewall
3 3 (15.79%) TCP/IP
4 2 (10.53%) DSL
4 2 (10.53%) VLAN
5 1 (5.26%) Internet
5 1 (5.26%) Multicast
5 1 (5.26%) NAS
5 1 (5.26%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (42.11%) SQL Server
2 4 (21.05%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (15.79%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 1 (5.26%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 3 (15.79%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 3 (15.79%) Architect
1 3 (15.79%) Consultant
1 3 (15.79%) SCCM Specialist
2 2 (10.53%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (10.53%) 3rd Line Support
2 2 (10.53%) Administrator
2 2 (10.53%) Analyst
2 2 (10.53%) AWS Engineer
2 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Architect
2 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (10.53%) IT Consultant
2 2 (10.53%) Migration Consultant
2 2 (10.53%) Systems Administrator
2 2 (10.53%) Systems Engineer
2 2 (10.53%) Technical Analyst
2 2 (10.53%) Technical Architect
2 2 (10.53%) Technical Consultant
2 2 (10.53%) Technical Specialist
2 2 (10.53%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) EMC VNX
2 2 (10.53%) Data Centre
2 2 (10.53%) NHS
3 1 (5.26%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 18 (94.74%) Windows
2 11 (57.89%) Windows Server
3 10 (52.63%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (42.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (36.84%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (15.79%) Windows 7
7 1 (5.26%) Linux
7 1 (5.26%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (21.05%) ITIL
1 4 (21.05%) Migration
1 4 (21.05%) Patch Management
1 4 (21.05%) Server Patching
2 2 (10.53%) Configuration Management
2 2 (10.53%) Data Migration
2 2 (10.53%) Data Protection
2 2 (10.53%) Incident Management
2 2 (10.53%) Network Load Balancing
2 2 (10.53%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (5.26%) Change Control
3 1 (5.26%) Change Management
3 1 (5.26%) High Availability
3 1 (5.26%) ITIL V3
3 1 (5.26%) ITSM
3 1 (5.26%) Network Design
3 1 (5.26%) Problem Management
3 1 (5.26%) Service Delivery
3 1 (5.26%) Service Management
3 1 (5.26%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 7 (36.84%) PowerShell
2 5 (26.32%) VBScript
3 1 (5.26%) Bash Shell
3 1 (5.26%) Java
3 1 (5.26%) Perl
3 1 (5.26%) SQL
3 1 (5.26%) VB
Qualifications
1 10 (52.63%) Security Cleared
2 7 (36.84%) SC Cleared
3 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (5.26%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) QA
1 1 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 8 (42.11%) Virtual Machines
3 7 (36.84%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (26.32%) vSphere
5 2 (10.53%) DFS Replication
6 1 (5.26%) Hyper-V
6 1 (5.26%) Terminal Services
6 1 (5.26%) VMware ESX
6 1 (5.26%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (5.26%) Xen
Systems Management
1 11 (57.89%) SCCM
2 4 (21.05%) SCOM
3 2 (10.53%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 2 (10.53%) SCDPM
3 2 (10.53%) SCOrch
3 2 (10.53%) SCSM
3 2 (10.53%) SCVMM
4 1 (5.26%) AirWatch
4 1 (5.26%) Hyperic
4 1 (5.26%) Nagios
4 1 (5.26%) Puppet
4 1 (5.26%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 9 (47.37%) VMware
2 8 (42.11%) Microsoft
3 5 (26.32%) Dell
4 4 (21.05%) Dell Compellent
4 4 (21.05%) NetApp
4 4 (21.05%) Nimble Storage
5 3 (15.79%) Citrix
6 2 (10.53%) Cisco
6 2 (10.53%) Intel Security
7 1 (5.26%) Cognos
7 1 (5.26%) CommVault
7 1 (5.26%) IBM
7 1 (5.26%) Meru Networks
7 1 (5.26%) Oracle
7 1 (5.26%) Red Hat
7 1 (5.26%) Riverbed