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 19 February 2017 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
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
England / South West
Rank 135 134 140
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +6
Contract jobs citing WSUS 4 14 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.15% 0.47% 0.22%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.35% 5.88% 3.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 14 3
Median daily rate £588 £400 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+46.87% +77.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £578 £342 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £598 £509 £275
UK excluding London median daily rate £362 £373 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.95% +14.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £46.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.50 £41.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+9.63% +84.44%

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
170 238 224
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 6.47% 7.99% 6.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 168 138
Median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £220 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £549 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £365
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +9.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 7
Median hourly rate £40.00 £15.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+166.66% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £9.80 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.25 £31.00 £33.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £35.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-42.85% +55.55%

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
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 19 February 2017. 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 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 - 1 - -
Dorset - 1 - -
WSUS
England

WSUS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 19 February 2017, 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 10 (100.00%) Windows
2 9 (90.00%) Active Directory
3 8 (80.00%) Windows Server
4 6 (60.00%) VMware
4 6 (60.00%) DV Cleared
4 6 (60.00%) Security Cleared
5 5 (50.00%) Cisco
6 4 (40.00%) DNS
6 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (30.00%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (30.00%) Citrix
7 3 (30.00%) Client/Server
7 3 (30.00%) Intel Security
7 3 (30.00%) Change Management
7 3 (30.00%) Firewall
8 2 (20.00%) Patch Management
8 2 (20.00%) Windows 10
8 2 (20.00%) Electronics
8 2 (20.00%) Telecoms
8 2 (20.00%) Finance
8 2 (20.00%) Manufacturing
8 2 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (20.00%) DHCP
8 2 (20.00%) Sophos
8 2 (20.00%) CheckPoint
8 2 (20.00%) Linux
8 2 (20.00%) SQL
8 2 (20.00%) SAP

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 2 (20.00%) Skype for Business
2 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (10.00%) SharePoint 2013
Business Applications
1 2 (20.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (40.00%) DNS
2 3 (30.00%) Firewall
3 2 (20.00%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) Azure SQL Database
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (20.00%) Electronics
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
1 2 (20.00%) Manufacturing
1 2 (20.00%) Marketing
1 2 (20.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Analyst
1 3 (30.00%) Infrastructure Support
1 3 (30.00%) Support Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Server Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) 1st Line Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
3 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Active Directory Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) DV Cleared DBA
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Integration Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Server Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Software Integration Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) SQL DBA
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 10 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (80.00%) Windows Server
3 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (20.00%) Linux
4 2 (20.00%) Windows 10
5 1 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
5 1 (10.00%) Windows 8
5 1 (10.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Change Management
2 2 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (20.00%) Digital Marketing
2 2 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (20.00%) Patch Management
2 2 (20.00%) Programme Management
3 1 (10.00%) Capacity Management
3 1 (10.00%) Configuration Management
3 1 (10.00%) Knowledge Management
3 1 (10.00%) Load Balancing
3 1 (10.00%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (60.00%) DV Cleared
1 6 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (20.00%) MCP
3 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 9 (90.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (30.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (10.00%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) VMware
2 5 (50.00%) Cisco
3 3 (30.00%) Citrix
3 3 (30.00%) Intel Security
4 2 (20.00%) CA
4 2 (20.00%) CheckPoint
4 2 (20.00%) CommVault
4 2 (20.00%) SAP
4 2 (20.00%) Sophos
5 1 (10.00%) arcserve
5 1 (10.00%) Becrypt
5 1 (10.00%) Juniper
5 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
5 1 (10.00%) Red Hat