The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Systems Management category for the South West region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
Rank 133 120 139
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +19
Contract jobs citing WSUS 11 3 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.33% 0.13% 0.22%
As % of the Systems Management category 5.42% 2.33% 3.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 4
Average daily rate £293 £450 £266
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.92% +68.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £320 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £347 £530 £284
UK excluding London average daily rate £356 £270 £300
% change year-on-year
+31.66% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £17.00 £28.25
% change year-on-year
+14.70% -39.82%
Systems Management Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
203 129 255
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 6.13% 5.55% 7.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 56 145
Average daily rate £375 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £260 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 11 12
Average hourly rate £21.50 £10.00 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+115.00% -62.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.70 £9.00 £16.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.30 £10.00 £40.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +8.10%
WSUS
England

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Wiltshire - 4 - - 1
Somerset - 1 - -
Devon - - - - 1
WSUS
England

WSUS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 29 (96.67%) Windows
2 22 (73.33%) SCCM
3 19 (63.33%) Security Cleared
4 18 (60.00%) Microsoft
5 17 (56.67%) SQL
6 16 (53.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 14 (46.67%) SC Cleared
7 14 (46.67%) SQL Server
7 14 (46.67%) Migration
8 13 (43.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 13 (43.33%) SQL Server 2008
9 12 (40.00%) Windows XP
9 12 (40.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 10 (33.33%) ITIL
11 7 (23.33%) Active Directory
11 7 (23.33%) Telecoms
11 7 (23.33%) PowerShell
12 6 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
12 6 (20.00%) Software Distribution
12 6 (20.00%) Windows 7
12 6 (20.00%) ITIL V3
12 6 (20.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 6 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 6 (20.00%) HP
12 6 (20.00%) MS Exchange
12 6 (20.00%) MS Excel
12 6 (20.00%) JSP
13 5 (16.67%) VMware
13 5 (16.67%) Finance
14 4 (13.33%) Security Management

WSUS
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 6 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 4 (13.33%) Lync
3 3 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (3.33%) IIS
5 1 (3.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.33%) Acrobat
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.00%) SAN
2 2 (6.67%) DNS
2 2 (6.67%) DHCP
3 1 (3.33%) Firewall
3 1 (3.33%) FTP
3 1 (3.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.33%) VPN
3 1 (3.33%) LAN
3 1 (3.33%) 3G
3 1 (3.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (46.67%) SQL Server
2 13 (43.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 13 (43.33%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 7 (23.33%) Telecoms
2 5 (16.67%) Finance
3 2 (6.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (40.00%) Technical Specialist
2 11 (36.67%) SCCM Specialist
3 6 (20.00%) Desktop Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Analyst
4 3 (10.00%) Service Analyst
4 3 (10.00%) Windows Server Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Server Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (6.67%) Service Design Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) SCCM Administrator
6 1 (3.33%) Project Delivery Manager
6 1 (3.33%) 3rd Line Server Support
6 1 (3.33%) Operations Manager
6 1 (3.33%) Administrator
6 1 (3.33%) Systems Administrator
6 1 (3.33%) Server Support
6 1 (3.33%) Windows Administrator
6 1 (3.33%) Delivery Manager
6 1 (3.33%) Data Manager
6 1 (3.33%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (20.00%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.00%) Wiki
2 2 (6.67%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.33%) Fat Client
3 1 (3.33%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (3.33%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 29 (96.67%) Windows
2 16 (53.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (40.00%) Windows XP
4 6 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (20.00%) Windows 7
5 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (46.67%) Migration
2 10 (33.33%) ITIL
3 6 (20.00%) Software Distribution
3 6 (20.00%) ITIL V3
3 6 (20.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 4 (13.33%) Security Management
4 4 (13.33%) Data Protection
5 3 (10.00%) Incident Management
5 3 (10.00%) Release Management
5 3 (10.00%) Infrastructure Management
5 3 (10.00%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (10.00%) Load Balancing
5 3 (10.00%) Configuration Management
6 2 (6.67%) Change Management
7 1 (3.33%) Performance Management
7 1 (3.33%) Email Management
7 1 (3.33%) ITSM
7 1 (3.33%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (56.67%) SQL
2 7 (23.33%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 19 (63.33%) Security Cleared
2 14 (46.67%) SC Cleared
3 4 (13.33%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (10.00%) SLA
3 1 (3.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 7 (23.33%) Active Directory
2 4 (13.33%) Hyper-V
3 3 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (3.33%) XenApp
5 1 (3.33%) vSphere
5 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (3.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (3.33%) VMware Server
5 1 (3.33%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 22 (73.33%) SCCM
2 12 (40.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 4 (13.33%) SCSM
3 4 (13.33%) SCOM
4 3 (10.00%) SCOrch
5 1 (3.33%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 18 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (20.00%) HP
3 5 (16.67%) VMware
4 3 (10.00%) 3PAR
4 3 (10.00%) Cisco
5 2 (6.67%) Citrix
6 1 (3.33%) AppSense
6 1 (3.33%) Remedy
6 1 (3.33%) Dell
6 1 (3.33%) Adobe