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 29 September 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
Rank 123 142 139
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -3
Contract jobs citing WSUS 16 10 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.57% 0.30% 0.21%
As % of the Systems Management category 6.06% 4.55% 2.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 4 2
Median daily rate £323 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.85% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £227 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £505 £345
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £270 £294
% change year-on-year
+15.74% -8.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Median hourly rate £152.50 £100.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+52.50% +150.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.28 £17.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+143.83% -52.66%
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 West region.

Systems Management Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
264 220 270
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 9.43% 6.63% 8.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 176 114 157
Median daily rate £366 £438 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.28% +12.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £600 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 12 15
Median hourly rate £40.00 £27.00 £20.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.14% +34.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.00 £19.03 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £109.50 £50.00 £100.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.50 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -6.66%

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 29 September 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 29 September 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 +10 12 £325 -
Wiltshire -1 2 £385 -3.75% 1
Gloucestershire 0 1 £250 -16.66% 2
Devon - 1 - -
WSUS
England

WSUS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 September 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 23 (100.00%) Windows
2 22 (95.65%) Active Directory
3 16 (69.57%) VMware
4 15 (65.22%) Windows Server
5 12 (52.17%) SCCM
6 11 (47.83%) VMware Infrastructure
7 10 (43.48%) PowerShell
7 10 (43.48%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (43.48%) Microsoft
7 10 (43.48%) Security Cleared
8 9 (39.13%) VBScript
9 8 (34.78%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (34.78%) Migration
10 6 (26.09%) Patch Management
10 6 (26.09%) DHCP
10 6 (26.09%) DNS
10 6 (26.09%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (26.09%) Remote Desktop
10 6 (26.09%) Virtual Machines
11 5 (21.74%) SAN
11 5 (21.74%) Cisco
11 5 (21.74%) Citrix
11 5 (21.74%) VB
11 5 (21.74%) SQL Server
11 5 (21.74%) vSphere
12 4 (17.39%) Skype for Business
12 4 (17.39%) Server Patching
12 4 (17.39%) Software Deployment
12 4 (17.39%) SQL Server 2012
12 4 (17.39%) Release Management

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 4 (17.39%) MS Exchange
1 4 (17.39%) Skype for Business
2 2 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (8.70%) SharePoint
3 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (4.35%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (17.39%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (4.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (26.09%) DHCP
1 6 (26.09%) DNS
1 6 (26.09%) Remote Desktop
2 5 (21.74%) SAN
3 4 (17.39%) Firewall
4 2 (8.70%) TCP/IP
5 1 (4.35%) Internet
5 1 (4.35%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (21.74%) SQL Server
2 4 (17.39%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (4.35%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 4 (17.39%) MSI
General
1 1 (4.35%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 6 (26.09%) Administrator
2 5 (21.74%) Analyst
3 4 (17.39%) SCCM Administrator
4 3 (13.04%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) Consultant
4 3 (13.04%) Infrastructure Support
4 3 (13.04%) SCCM Specialist
4 3 (13.04%) Support Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Hardware Specialist
5 2 (8.70%) Implementation Specialist
5 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Migration Consultant
5 2 (8.70%) Server Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Storage Specialist
5 2 (8.70%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (8.70%) Technical Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Technical Specialist
5 2 (8.70%) Windows Administrator
5 2 (8.70%) Windows Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) Client/Server
1 4 (17.39%) EMC VNX
2 2 (8.70%) Data Centre
2 2 (8.70%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 23 (100.00%) Windows
2 15 (65.22%) Windows Server
3 10 (43.48%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (34.78%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (26.09%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (17.39%) Windows 10
7 3 (13.04%) Windows 7
8 2 (8.70%) Windows XP
9 1 (4.35%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (34.78%) Migration
2 6 (26.09%) Patch Management
3 4 (17.39%) Application Virtualisation
3 4 (17.39%) Release Management
3 4 (17.39%) Server Patching
3 4 (17.39%) Software Deployment
4 3 (13.04%) Change Management
4 3 (13.04%) Time Management
5 2 (8.70%) Configuration Management
5 2 (8.70%) Data Migration
5 2 (8.70%) Data Protection
5 2 (8.70%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (8.70%) Incident Management
5 2 (8.70%) ITIL
5 2 (8.70%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (4.35%) Fault Analysis
6 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Monitoring
6 1 (4.35%) Network Design
6 1 (4.35%) Server Building
6 1 (4.35%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 10 (43.48%) PowerShell
2 9 (39.13%) VBScript
3 5 (21.74%) VB
4 2 (8.70%) SQL
5 1 (4.35%) Bash Shell
5 1 (4.35%) Perl
Qualifications
1 10 (43.48%) Security Cleared
2 4 (17.39%) DV Cleared
2 4 (17.39%) SC Cleared
3 2 (8.70%) MCP
3 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) QA
1 1 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (95.65%) Active Directory
2 11 (47.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (26.09%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (21.74%) vSphere
5 4 (17.39%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (8.70%) DFS Replication
7 1 (4.35%) Hyper-V
7 1 (4.35%) Terminal Services
7 1 (4.35%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 12 (52.17%) SCCM
2 4 (17.39%) SCOM
3 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 2 (8.70%) SCDPM
3 2 (8.70%) SCOrch
3 2 (8.70%) SCSM
3 2 (8.70%) SCVMM
4 1 (4.35%) AirWatch
4 1 (4.35%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (4.35%) Nagios
4 1 (4.35%) Puppet
Vendors
1 16 (69.57%) VMware
2 10 (43.48%) Microsoft
3 5 (21.74%) Cisco
3 5 (21.74%) Citrix
4 4 (17.39%) Dell
4 4 (17.39%) Dell Compellent
4 4 (17.39%) NetApp
4 4 (17.39%) Nimble Storage
5 3 (13.04%) CommVault
5 3 (13.04%) Intel Security
6 2 (8.70%) CA
6 2 (8.70%) CheckPoint
6 2 (8.70%) Sophos
7 1 (4.35%) Becrypt
7 1 (4.35%) Cognos
7 1 (4.35%) Meru Networks