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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
Rank 74 69 57
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -12
Contract jobs citing WSUS 1 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.082% 0.17% 0.38%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.89% 3.57% 5.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 4
Average daily rate
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£130 - £245
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £311 £275
% change year-on-year
+8.43% +13.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £26.00 £10.50
% change year-on-year
+44.23% +147.61%
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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 Edinburgh region.

Systems Management Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
53 56 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 4.35% 4.76% 6.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 24 23
Average daily rate £303 £425 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.82% +73.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £161 £212 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £419 £590 £373
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £313
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +10.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.75 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +31.94%

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 1 October 2014, 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 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) MS Office
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (100.00%) SCCM
1 3 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (66.67%) vSphere
2 2 (66.67%) EqualLogic
2 2 (66.67%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (66.67%) Network Security
2 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (66.67%) SAN
2 2 (66.67%) CommVault
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (66.67%) Symantec
2 2 (66.67%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (66.67%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) Dell
2 2 (66.67%) Client/Server
2 2 (66.67%) Windows XP
2 2 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 2 (66.67%) DHCP
2 2 (66.67%) TCP/IP
2 2 (66.67%) DNS
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL
3 1 (33.33%) Backup Exec
3 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010

WSUS
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 3 (100.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) Network Security
1 2 (66.67%) SAN
1 2 (66.67%) DHCP
1 2 (66.67%) TCP/IP
1 2 (66.67%) DNS
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Administrator
2 1 (33.33%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Deployment Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) VMWare Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) EqualLogic
1 2 (66.67%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (66.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) vSphere
2 2 (66.67%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (100.00%) SCCM
2 2 (66.67%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (33.33%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) CommVault
2 2 (66.67%) Symantec
2 2 (66.67%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) Dell