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 22 September 2014 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
Rank 134 107 123
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +16
Contract jobs citing WSUS 8 1 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.24% 0.044% 0.26%
As % of the Systems Management category 3.40% 0.95% 4.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 5
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£325 - £250
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 - £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £345 - £274
UK excluding London average daily rate £294 £311 £268
% change year-on-year
-5.62% +16.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £40.00 - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £24.75 £10.50
% change year-on-year
+51.51% +135.71%
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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
235 105 199
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 7.04% 4.65% 6.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 51 110
Average daily rate £393 £325 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.76% +7.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £148 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £313
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +8.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 11 12
Average hourly rate £20.06 £19.30 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.93% +22.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £11.50 £15.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £130.00 £37.50 £24.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-4.25% +30.55%

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WSUS across the South West region over the 3 months to 22 September 2014.

WSUS Hourly Rate Histogram 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 22 September 2014. 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
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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
Gloucestershire - 2 - -
Somerset - 2 £325 -
Wiltshire - 2 - -
Bristol - - - - 1
Devon - - - -
WSUS
England

WSUS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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%) Microsoft
2 11 (73.33%) Citrix
3 8 (53.33%) Security Cleared
4 7 (46.67%) SC Cleared
4 7 (46.67%) SCCM
4 7 (46.67%) Windows 7
4 7 (46.67%) Firewall
5 6 (40.00%) PowerShell
6 5 (33.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 5 (33.33%) Compatibility Testing
6 5 (33.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 5 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (33.33%) Software Packaging
6 5 (33.33%) Telecoms
6 5 (33.33%) Symantec
6 5 (33.33%) MS Excel
6 5 (33.33%) JSP
6 5 (33.33%) ITIL
6 5 (33.33%) ITIL V3
6 5 (33.33%) Lumension
6 5 (33.33%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 5 (33.33%) Software Distribution
7 4 (26.67%) Performance Tuning
7 4 (26.67%) Performance Monitoring
7 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (26.67%) LAN
7 4 (26.67%) WAN
7 4 (26.67%) TCP/IP
7 4 (26.67%) VPN

WSUS
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 3 (20.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (13.33%) MS Exchange
2 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (6.67%) Lync
Applications
1 5 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 2 (13.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (26.67%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (13.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (46.67%) Firewall
2 4 (26.67%) IPv4
2 4 (26.67%) IPv6
2 4 (26.67%) LAN
2 4 (26.67%) WAN
2 4 (26.67%) TCP/IP
2 4 (26.67%) VPN
3 2 (13.33%) DNS
4 1 (6.67%) DHCP
General
1 5 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Systems Engineer
1 7 (46.67%) Integration Engineer
1 7 (46.67%) Systems Integration Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Windows Server Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Server Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Operations Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Server Support Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Server Support
4 1 (6.67%) Support Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Support
4 1 (6.67%) Delivery Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Data Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Project Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Project Delivery Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Data Protection Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (33.33%) JSP
1 5 (33.33%) Software Packaging
2 4 (26.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 15 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (46.67%) Windows 7
3 4 (26.67%) Linux
3 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (13.33%) Windows 8
5 1 (6.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) ITIL
1 5 (33.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
1 5 (33.33%) Compatibility Testing
1 5 (33.33%) ITIL V3
1 5 (33.33%) Software Distribution
2 4 (26.67%) Performance Tuning
2 4 (26.67%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (13.33%) Load Balancing
4 1 (6.67%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 6 (40.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (53.33%) Security Cleared
2 7 (46.67%) SC Cleared
3 3 (20.00%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (33.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 3 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (20.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (6.67%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (46.67%) SCCM
2 5 (33.33%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 4 (26.67%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 11 (73.33%) Microsoft
1 11 (73.33%) Citrix
2 5 (33.33%) Symantec
2 5 (33.33%) Lumension
3 4 (26.67%) McAfee
3 4 (26.67%) Apple
4 3 (20.00%) VMware
5 1 (6.67%) Cisco
5 1 (6.67%) Becrypt
5 1 (6.67%) CheckPoint
5 1 (6.67%) Sophos
5 1 (6.67%) CA
5 1 (6.67%) Dell