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 June 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 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
Rank 132 139 142
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +3
Contract jobs citing WSUS 7 8 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.23% 0.25% 0.27%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.40% 3.81% 3.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 2
Median daily rate £550 £350 £256
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+57.14% +36.58%
UK excluding London median daily rate £308 £288 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.95% -11.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £162.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £40.00 £20.75
% change year-on-year
-18.75% +92.77%
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
292 210 202
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 9.69% 6.68% 6.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 204 125 128
Median daily rate £400 £390 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +0.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £245 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £591 £550 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £377 £340
% change year-on-year
+5.99% +10.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 24 3
Median hourly rate £15.36 £20.19 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.92% -19.26%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.85 £21.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+65.95% +10.52%

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 June 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 June 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 -7 4 £550 - 2
Bristol - 2 £363 - 1
Gloucestershire - 1 £400 -
WSUS
England

WSUS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 20 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 19 (95.00%) Windows
3 14 (70.00%) VMware
4 12 (60.00%) Microsoft
4 12 (60.00%) Windows Server
5 11 (55.00%) Security Cleared
5 11 (55.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 10 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (45.00%) SCCM
8 8 (40.00%) PowerShell
8 8 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (40.00%) vSphere
8 8 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (40.00%) SQL Server
9 7 (35.00%) ITIL
9 7 (35.00%) MS Exchange
9 7 (35.00%) DHCP
9 7 (35.00%) DNS
9 7 (35.00%) SC Cleared
10 6 (30.00%) VMware ESXi
11 5 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
11 5 (25.00%) VMware ESX
11 5 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
11 5 (25.00%) NetApp
11 5 (25.00%) Data Centre
11 5 (25.00%) Remote Desktop
12 4 (20.00%) Virtual Environments
12 4 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
12 4 (20.00%) Oracle
12 4 (20.00%) Linux

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 7 (35.00%) MS Exchange
2 5 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 4 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (10.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (10.00%) IIS
5 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
5 1 (5.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (35.00%) DHCP
1 7 (35.00%) DNS
2 5 (25.00%) Remote Desktop
3 4 (20.00%) Firewall
4 2 (10.00%) DSL
4 2 (10.00%) TCP/IP
4 2 (10.00%) VLAN
5 1 (5.00%) Internet
5 1 (5.00%) Multicast
5 1 (5.00%) NAS
5 1 (5.00%) Network Security
5 1 (5.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (15.00%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 1 (5.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 7 (35.00%) Systems Engineer
2 5 (25.00%) IT Engineer
3 4 (20.00%) Senior Systems Engineer
4 3 (15.00%) Administrator
4 3 (15.00%) Architect
4 3 (15.00%) SCCM Specialist
4 3 (15.00%) Senior IT Engineer
4 3 (15.00%) Systems Administrator
4 3 (15.00%) Windows Administrator
4 3 (15.00%) Windows Engineer
4 3 (15.00%) Windows Systems Administrator
5 2 (10.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Active Directory Administrator
5 2 (10.00%) AWS Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Implementation Specialist
5 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (10.00%) Technical Architect
5 2 (10.00%) Windows Systems Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Support
6 1 (5.00%) Senior Exchange Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 4 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (10.00%) Blackberry
4 1 (5.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 19 (95.00%) Windows
2 12 (60.00%) Windows Server
3 10 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (20.00%) Linux
6 3 (15.00%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (5.00%) Windows 7
7 1 (5.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) ITIL
2 4 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (20.00%) Migration
2 4 (20.00%) Virtual Environments
3 2 (10.00%) Network Load Balancing
4 1 (5.00%) Configuration Management
4 1 (5.00%) Data Protection
4 1 (5.00%) High Availability
4 1 (5.00%) Incident Management
4 1 (5.00%) ITIL V3
4 1 (5.00%) ITSM
4 1 (5.00%) Network Design
4 1 (5.00%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (5.00%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (5.00%) Service Management
4 1 (5.00%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 8 (40.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.00%) Bash Shell
2 1 (5.00%) Java
2 1 (5.00%) Perl
2 1 (5.00%) SQL
2 1 (5.00%) VB
2 1 (5.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (55.00%) Security Cleared
2 7 (35.00%) SC Cleared
3 5 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (20.00%) MCSA
4 4 (20.00%) MCSE
4 4 (20.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (15.00%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.00%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (5.00%) QA
System Software
1 20 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 11 (55.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (40.00%) vSphere
4 6 (30.00%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (25.00%) VMware ESX
6 3 (15.00%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (5.00%) DFS Replication
7 1 (5.00%) Hyper-V
7 1 (5.00%) Xen
Systems Management
1 9 (45.00%) SCCM
2 2 (10.00%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (10.00%) SCOM
3 1 (5.00%) Hyperic
3 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 1 (5.00%) Nagios
3 1 (5.00%) Puppet
3 1 (5.00%) SCDPM
3 1 (5.00%) SCOrch
3 1 (5.00%) SCSM
3 1 (5.00%) SCVMM
3 1 (5.00%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 14 (70.00%) VMware
2 12 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (25.00%) NetApp
4 4 (20.00%) Oracle
5 3 (15.00%) Sophos
6 2 (10.00%) Citrix
6 2 (10.00%) Forcepoint
6 2 (10.00%) Intel Security
7 1 (5.00%) Cisco
7 1 (5.00%) Cognos
7 1 (5.00%) Dell
7 1 (5.00%) IBM
7 1 (5.00%) Red Hat
7 1 (5.00%) Riverbed