The table below looks at the statistics for WSUS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WSUS over the 3 months to 29 April 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
Rank 90 82 83
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +1
Contract jobs citing WSUS 4 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.26% 0.28% 0.16%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.74% 4.26% 2.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 1
Average daily rate - £193 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -32.45%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £305 £351
% change year-on-year
+14.75% -13.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £22.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-4.44% +15.38%
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
146 94 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 9.52% 6.50% 5.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 53 33
Average daily rate £450 £338 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -21.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £158 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £432 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £110.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.19 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+11.46% -19.26%

WSUS
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WSUS across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 14 (100.00%) Windows
1 14 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 14 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 12 (85.71%) Citrix
3 10 (71.43%) VBScript
3 10 (71.43%) VMware
3 10 (71.43%) VMware ESX
3 10 (71.43%) SCOM
3 10 (71.43%) PowerShell
4 8 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (57.14%) NetScaler
4 8 (57.14%) Clustering
4 8 (57.14%) AppSense
4 8 (57.14%) SQL Server
4 8 (57.14%) XenApp
4 8 (57.14%) XenDesktop
5 6 (42.86%) ITIL
5 6 (42.86%) Client/Server
5 6 (42.86%) Windows Server
5 6 (42.86%) SCCM
6 5 (35.71%) Release Management
6 5 (35.71%) Finance
6 5 (35.71%) Application Packaging
7 4 (28.57%) Wireshark
7 4 (28.57%) Incident Management
7 4 (28.57%) Service Management
7 4 (28.57%) Fiddler
8 3 (21.43%) Line Management
9 2 (14.29%) CMDB

WSUS
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 2 (14.29%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 8 (57.14%) NetScaler
2 4 (28.57%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (57.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (28.57%) Fiddler
General
1 5 (35.71%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (57.14%) 3rd Line Support
2 5 (35.71%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 5 (35.71%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 5 (35.71%) Support Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Service Manager
3 3 (21.43%) Technical Manager
3 3 (21.43%) Technical Services Manager
4 2 (14.29%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
4 2 (14.29%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Technical Specialist
4 2 (14.29%) VMware Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) VMware Support Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Windows Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Windows Support Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Server Support
5 1 (7.14%) Citrix Technical Specialist
5 1 (7.14%) SCCM Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Technical Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Windows Server Support
5 1 (7.14%) Windows Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 8 (57.14%) Clustering
2 6 (42.86%) Client/Server
3 2 (14.29%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 14 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (42.86%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) ITIL
2 5 (35.71%) Application Packaging
2 5 (35.71%) Release Management
3 4 (28.57%) Incident Management
3 4 (28.57%) Service Management
4 3 (21.43%) Line Management
5 1 (7.14%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (71.43%) PowerShell
1 10 (71.43%) VBScript
System Software
1 14 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 10 (71.43%) VMware ESX
3 8 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (57.14%) XenApp
3 8 (57.14%) XenDesktop
4 2 (14.29%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 10 (71.43%) SCOM
2 6 (42.86%) SCCM
3 2 (14.29%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 14 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 12 (85.71%) Citrix
3 10 (71.43%) VMware
4 8 (57.14%) AppSense
5 2 (14.29%) Symantec