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 30 May 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
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
Rank 137 134 147
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +13
Contract jobs citing WSUS 6 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.20% 0.097% 0.066%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.39% 1.44% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 0
Median daily rate £550 £350 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+57.14% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £275 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.72% -15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.33 £40.00 -
% change year-on-year
-46.67% -
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
251 208 163
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 8.51% 6.72% 5.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 171 117 114
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £251 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 29 2
Median hourly rate £15.36 £20.19 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.92% -15.01%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £20.19 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+73.39% -6.11%

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 30 May 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 30 May 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
Wiltshire -3 5 £550 +57.14%
Bristol - 1 £363 -
WSUS
England

WSUS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 May 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 21 (95.45%) Windows
1 21 (95.45%) Active Directory
2 15 (68.18%) VMware
3 14 (63.64%) Microsoft
4 13 (59.09%) Security Cleared
4 13 (59.09%) VMware Infrastructure
5 12 (54.55%) SCCM
6 11 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (45.45%) Windows Server
7 10 (45.45%) SQL Server
8 9 (40.91%) SC Cleared
9 8 (36.36%) vSphere
10 7 (31.82%) Amazon AWS
10 7 (31.82%) PowerShell
10 7 (31.82%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (31.82%) Windows Server 2003
11 6 (27.27%) ITIL
11 6 (27.27%) VMware ESXi
11 6 (27.27%) SQL Server 2014
12 5 (22.73%) VMware ESX
12 5 (22.73%) MS Exchange
12 5 (22.73%) DHCP
12 5 (22.73%) DNS
12 5 (22.73%) NetApp
13 4 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
13 4 (18.18%) MS Visio
13 4 (18.18%) Linux
13 4 (18.18%) MCSE
13 4 (18.18%) MCSA
13 4 (18.18%) Oracle

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 (22.73%) MS Exchange
2 4 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2007
2 4 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (9.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (4.55%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (18.18%) MS Visio
2 1 (4.55%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (31.82%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (22.73%) DHCP
1 5 (22.73%) DNS
2 4 (18.18%) Remote Desktop
3 3 (13.64%) Firewall
4 2 (9.09%) DSL
4 2 (9.09%) TCP/IP
4 2 (9.09%) VLAN
5 1 (4.55%) Internet
5 1 (4.55%) Multicast
5 1 (4.55%) NAS
5 1 (4.55%) Network Security
5 1 (4.55%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (45.45%) SQL Server
2 6 (27.27%) SQL Server 2014
3 4 (18.18%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 1 (4.55%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 6 (27.27%) Systems Engineer
2 5 (22.73%) IT Engineer
3 4 (18.18%) Senior Systems Engineer
3 4 (18.18%) Windows Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) Architect
4 3 (13.64%) AWS Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) SCCM Specialist
4 3 (13.64%) Senior IT Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) VMware Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Active Directory Administrator
5 2 (9.09%) Administrator
5 2 (9.09%) Cloud Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Implementation Specialist
5 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (9.09%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (9.09%) Technical Architect
5 2 (9.09%) Windows Administrator
5 2 (9.09%) Windows Systems Administrator
6 1 (4.55%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (18.18%) Data Centre
2 2 (9.09%) Blackberry
3 1 (4.55%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 21 (95.45%) Windows
2 11 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 10 (45.45%) Windows Server
4 7 (31.82%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (31.82%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (18.18%) Linux
6 3 (13.64%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (27.27%) ITIL
2 4 (18.18%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (18.18%) Migration
3 2 (9.09%) Network Load Balancing
4 1 (4.55%) High Availability
4 1 (4.55%) ITIL V3
4 1 (4.55%) ITSM
4 1 (4.55%) Network Design
4 1 (4.55%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (4.55%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (4.55%) Service Management
4 1 (4.55%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (4.55%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 7 (31.82%) PowerShell
2 2 (9.09%) SQL
3 1 (4.55%) Bash Shell
3 1 (4.55%) Java
3 1 (4.55%) Perl
3 1 (4.55%) VB
Qualifications
1 13 (59.09%) Security Cleared
2 9 (40.91%) SC Cleared
3 4 (18.18%) MCSA
3 4 (18.18%) MCSE
3 4 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (18.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (13.64%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.64%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (4.55%) QA
System Software
1 21 (95.45%) Active Directory
2 13 (59.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (36.36%) vSphere
4 6 (27.27%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (22.73%) VMware ESX
6 1 (4.55%) Xen
Systems Management
1 12 (54.55%) SCCM
2 1 (4.55%) Hyperic
2 1 (4.55%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (4.55%) Nagios
2 1 (4.55%) Puppet
2 1 (4.55%) SCOM
2 1 (4.55%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 15 (68.18%) VMware
2 14 (63.64%) Microsoft
3 5 (22.73%) NetApp
4 4 (18.18%) Oracle
5 3 (13.64%) Sophos
6 2 (9.09%) Forcepoint
7 1 (4.55%) Cisco
7 1 (4.55%) Citrix
7 1 (4.55%) Dell
7 1 (4.55%) IBM
7 1 (4.55%) Intel Security
7 1 (4.55%) Red Hat
7 1 (4.55%) Riverbed