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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
Rank 135 109 120
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +11
Contract jobs citing WSUS 6 25 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.19% 0.88% 0.25%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.96% 13.09% 3.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 4
Average daily rate
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£225 £271 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.05% -45.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £218 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £371 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £331 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.39% -5.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £27.20 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-17.27% +26.51%
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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
203 191 152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 6.54% 6.76% 6.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 92 78
Average daily rate £413 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £245 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £470 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 11
Average hourly rate £20.06 £14.50 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.34% +45.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.45 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.30 £16.60 £16.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%

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
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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WSUS within the South West region over the 3 months to 5 March 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -6 1 £200 - 1
Dorset - - - -
Somerset - - - -
WSUS
England

WSUS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 15 (100.00%) Windows
2 11 (73.33%) VMware
3 10 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (60.00%) Microsoft
4 9 (60.00%) Active Directory
5 8 (53.33%) SCCM
6 7 (46.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (46.67%) SQL
7 6 (40.00%) ITIL
7 6 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (40.00%) Windows 7
7 6 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (33.33%) SQL Server
8 5 (33.33%) IIS
8 5 (33.33%) Linux
8 5 (33.33%) PowerShell
9 4 (26.67%) Firewall
9 4 (26.67%) Security Cleared
9 4 (26.67%) MS Exchange
10 3 (20.00%) Citrix
10 3 (20.00%) Remedy
10 3 (20.00%) MySQL
10 3 (20.00%) Apache
10 3 (20.00%) MS Excel
10 3 (20.00%) Hyper-V
10 3 (20.00%) SC Cleared
10 3 (20.00%) Windows 8
10 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (13.33%) vSphere
11 2 (13.33%) DV Cleared

WSUS
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 5 (33.33%) IIS
2 4 (26.67%) MS Exchange
3 3 (20.00%) Apache
4 1 (6.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (6.67%) Office Communications Server
4 1 (6.67%) Lync
Applications
1 3 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (26.67%) Firewall
2 2 (13.33%) SMS
2 2 (13.33%) Internet
2 2 (13.33%) DNS
3 1 (6.67%) LAN
3 1 (6.67%) SAN
3 1 (6.67%) WAN
3 1 (6.67%) DHCP
3 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
3 1 (6.67%) VPN
3 1 (6.67%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 3 (20.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) MSI
General
1 2 (13.33%) Publishing
1 2 (13.33%) Back Office
2 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Analyst
2 5 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
2 5 (33.33%) Support Analyst
2 5 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support
3 4 (26.67%) Support Engineer
3 4 (26.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (13.33%) Deployment Engineer
5 2 (13.33%) Integration Engineer
5 2 (13.33%) Systems Integration Engineer
5 2 (13.33%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (6.67%) Desktop Support
6 1 (6.67%) Server Support
6 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 1 (6.67%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (6.67%) Desktop Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) SCCM Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.67%) Blackberry
2 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 15 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (46.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (40.00%) Windows 7
4 5 (33.33%) Linux
5 3 (20.00%) Windows 8
5 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (13.33%) Windows Vista
6 2 (13.33%) Windows XP
7 1 (6.67%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) ITIL
2 2 (13.33%) Asset Management
2 2 (13.33%) Load Balancing
2 2 (13.33%) Service Delivery
3 1 (6.67%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 7 (46.67%) SQL
2 5 (33.33%) PowerShell
3 2 (13.33%) VBScript
4 1 (6.67%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) Security Cleared
2 3 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (13.33%) DV Cleared
4 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (6.67%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (60.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (20.00%) Hyper-V
4 2 (13.33%) vSphere
5 1 (6.67%) ISA Server
5 1 (6.67%) XenApp
5 1 (6.67%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 8 (53.33%) SCCM
2 1 (6.67%) NetBackup
2 1 (6.67%) SCOM
Vendors
1 11 (73.33%) VMware
2 9 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (20.00%) Citrix
3 3 (20.00%) Remedy
4 2 (13.33%) LANDesk
4 2 (13.33%) NetApp
5 1 (6.67%) HP
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