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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
Rank 131 141 106
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -35
Contract jobs citing WSUS 13 6 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.43% 0.19% 0.88%
As % of the Systems Management category 6.02% 2.64% 12.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 3 7
Average daily rate £400 £225 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+77.77% -18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £371 £205 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £275 £374
UK excluding London average daily rate £373 £325 £334
% change year-on-year
+14.61% -2.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £22.50 £27.20
% change year-on-year
+77.77% -17.27%
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
216 227 173
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 7.18% 7.10% 6.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 133 80
Average daily rate £375 £403 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.83% +7.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £189 £240 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £366 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.48% +7.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 8
Average hourly rate £17.50 £23.50 £17.36
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.53% +35.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £16.03 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.95 £31.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.25 £21.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+31.39% +2.38%

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
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 5 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WSUS within the South West region over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Wiltshire +9 11 £400 +100.00%
Somerset - 2 £450 -
WSUS
England

WSUS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 21 (91.30%) Windows
2 17 (73.91%) Microsoft
2 17 (73.91%) Active Directory
3 15 (65.22%) SCCM
4 14 (60.87%) Windows Server
5 11 (47.83%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (47.83%) VMware
6 10 (43.48%) Security Cleared
6 10 (43.48%) PowerShell
7 8 (34.78%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (34.78%) VMware Infrastructure
8 6 (26.09%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (26.09%) DNS
8 6 (26.09%) DHCP
8 6 (26.09%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (21.74%) vSphere
9 5 (21.74%) Exchange Server 2013
9 5 (21.74%) Data Centre
9 5 (21.74%) ITIL
9 5 (21.74%) NetApp
9 5 (21.74%) VMware ESX
9 5 (21.74%) Migration
10 4 (17.39%) Disaster Recovery
10 4 (17.39%) Device Driver
10 4 (17.39%) SC Cleared
10 4 (17.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (17.39%) MS Exchange
10 4 (17.39%) Windows XP
10 4 (17.39%) MCSE

WSUS
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 5 (21.74%) Exchange Server 2013
2 4 (17.39%) Exchange Server 2007
2 4 (17.39%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (17.39%) MS Exchange
3 2 (8.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (4.35%) Lync
Applications
1 3 (13.04%) MS Visio
2 2 (8.70%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (17.39%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (26.09%) DHCP
1 6 (26.09%) DNS
2 3 (13.04%) Firewall
3 2 (8.70%) DSL
3 2 (8.70%) NAS
3 2 (8.70%) SAN
4 1 (4.35%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (4.35%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.04%) SQL Server
1 3 (13.04%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 3 (13.04%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (21.74%) Analyst
1 5 (21.74%) Systems Engineer
2 4 (17.39%) IT Engineer
2 4 (17.39%) Senior Systems Engineer
2 4 (17.39%) Technical Analyst
2 4 (17.39%) Windows Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Senior IT Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) VMware Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Implementation Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Systems Administrator
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Technical Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Windows Administrator
5 1 (4.35%) Server Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Transition Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Windows Administrator
5 1 (4.35%) Windows Systems Administrator
5 1 (4.35%) Wintel Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (21.74%) Data Centre
2 4 (17.39%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (17.39%) Device Driver
3 2 (8.70%) Blackberry
4 1 (4.35%) Client/Server
4 1 (4.35%) PKI
4 1 (4.35%) Statistics
4 1 (4.35%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 21 (91.30%) Windows
2 14 (60.87%) Windows Server
3 11 (47.83%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (34.78%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (26.09%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (17.39%) Windows 8
6 4 (17.39%) Windows XP
7 3 (13.04%) Linux
7 3 (13.04%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (4.35%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (21.74%) ITIL
1 5 (21.74%) Migration
2 4 (17.39%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (4.35%) Data Protection
3 1 (4.35%) Patch Management
3 1 (4.35%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 10 (43.48%) PowerShell
2 2 (8.70%) SQL
3 1 (4.35%) VB
Qualifications
1 10 (43.48%) Security Cleared
2 4 (17.39%) MCSA
2 4 (17.39%) MCSE
2 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (17.39%) SC Cleared
2 4 (17.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 3 (13.04%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (4.35%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.04%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 17 (73.91%) Active Directory
2 8 (34.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (26.09%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (21.74%) VMware ESX
4 5 (21.74%) vSphere
5 3 (13.04%) Hyper-V
6 1 (4.35%) DFS Replication
6 1 (4.35%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 15 (65.22%) SCCM
2 3 (13.04%) SCOM
3 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 1 (4.35%) SCDPM
3 1 (4.35%) SCOrch
3 1 (4.35%) SCSM
3 1 (4.35%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 17 (73.91%) Microsoft
2 11 (47.83%) VMware
3 5 (21.74%) NetApp
4 3 (13.04%) Oracle
4 3 (13.04%) Sophos
5 2 (8.70%) Websense
6 1 (4.35%) Infoblox