The table below looks at the statistics for WSUS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WSUS over the 3 months to 30 May 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
Rank 82 82 87
Rank change year-on-year
0 +5
Contract jobs citing WSUS 9 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.65% 0.21% 0.16%
As % of the Systems Management category 5.73% 3.13% 3.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 1
Median daily rate - £193 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -32.45%
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £275 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.72% -15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.33 £40.00 -
% change year-on-year
-46.67% -
WSUS
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Systems Management category in contract jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region.

Systems Management Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
157 96 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 11.25% 6.69% 5.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 56 32
Median daily rate £425 £325 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% -20.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £309 £148 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £400 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Median hourly rate - - £21.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £20.19 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+73.39% -6.11%

WSUS
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Edinburgh region citing WSUS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Systems Management category.

WSUS Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

WSUS
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing WSUS across the Edinburgh region.

WSUS Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

WSUS
Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WSUS across the Edinburgh region.

WSUS Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

WSUS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 30 May 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 Edinburgh region with a requirement for WSUS.

1 15 (100.00%) Windows
1 15 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 14 (93.33%) Microsoft
3 13 (86.67%) Citrix
4 12 (80.00%) VMware
4 12 (80.00%) VMware ESX
5 10 (66.67%) VBScript
5 10 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
5 10 (66.67%) PowerShell
6 8 (53.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (53.33%) XenApp
6 8 (53.33%) XenDesktop
6 8 (53.33%) NetScaler
6 8 (53.33%) SQL Server
6 8 (53.33%) Clustering
7 7 (46.67%) Client/Server
7 7 (46.67%) SCCM
7 7 (46.67%) SCOM
8 6 (40.00%) Application Packaging
8 6 (40.00%) ITIL
9 5 (33.33%) Finance
9 5 (33.33%) AppSense
9 5 (33.33%) Release Management
10 4 (26.67%) Incident Management
11 3 (20.00%) Windows Server
11 3 (20.00%) Line Management
11 3 (20.00%) NetApp
12 2 (13.33%) SharePoint
12 2 (13.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills

WSUS
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh 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 (13.33%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 8 (53.33%) NetScaler
2 1 (6.67%) SMS
2 1 (6.67%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (53.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Fiddler
General
1 5 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Banking
2 1 (6.67%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 8 (53.33%) 3rd Line Support
2 7 (46.67%) Support Engineer
3 5 (33.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 5 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 5 (33.33%) VMware Engineer
3 5 (33.33%) VMware Support Engineer
4 3 (20.00%) Service Manager
4 3 (20.00%) Technical Manager
4 3 (20.00%) Technical Services Manager
4 3 (20.00%) Windows Engineer
4 3 (20.00%) Windows Support Engineer
5 2 (13.33%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
5 2 (13.33%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (13.33%) SCCM Engineer
5 2 (13.33%) Storage Engineer
5 2 (13.33%) Storage Support Engineer
5 2 (13.33%) Technical Support
5 2 (13.33%) Technical Support Engineer
6 1 (6.67%) Desktop Engineer
6 1 (6.67%) Senior SCCM Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 8 (53.33%) Clustering
2 7 (46.67%) Client/Server
3 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.67%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 15 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (53.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (20.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) Application Packaging
1 6 (40.00%) ITIL
2 5 (33.33%) Release Management
3 4 (26.67%) Incident Management
4 3 (20.00%) Line Management
5 1 (6.67%) Data Migration
5 1 (6.67%) Migration
5 1 (6.67%) Project Management
5 1 (6.67%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (66.67%) PowerShell
1 10 (66.67%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) MCITP
1 1 (6.67%) MCP
1 1 (6.67%) MCSE
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 15 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 12 (80.00%) VMware ESX
3 10 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (53.33%) XenApp
4 8 (53.33%) XenDesktop
5 2 (13.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (6.67%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 7 (46.67%) SCCM
1 7 (46.67%) SCOM
Vendors
1 14 (93.33%) Microsoft
2 13 (86.67%) Citrix
3 12 (80.00%) VMware
4 5 (33.33%) AppSense
5 3 (20.00%) NetApp