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 25 August 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
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
Rank 78 90 82
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -8
Contract jobs citing WSUS 9 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.76% 0.18% 0.25%
As % of the Systems Management category 7.50% 3.26% 3.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 2
Median daily rate £138 £294 £208
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-53.19% +41.56%
UK excluding London median daily rate £308 £285 £285
% change year-on-year
+7.89% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £58.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-26.80% +179.76%
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
120 92 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 10.16% 5.52% 6.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 51 47
Median daily rate £399 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.92% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £281 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.32 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+31.31% +9.34%

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 25 August 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 18 (100.00%) Windows
1 18 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 17 (94.44%) Citrix
3 16 (88.89%) Microsoft
4 15 (83.33%) VBScript
4 15 (83.33%) VMware
4 15 (83.33%) VMware ESX
4 15 (83.33%) PowerShell
5 14 (77.78%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (72.22%) Clustering
6 13 (72.22%) SQL Server
6 13 (72.22%) VMware Infrastructure
6 13 (72.22%) Microsoft Clustering
7 11 (61.11%) NetScaler
7 11 (61.11%) XenApp
7 11 (61.11%) XenDesktop
8 9 (50.00%) Client/Server
9 8 (44.44%) NetApp
9 8 (44.44%) Application Packaging
10 6 (33.33%) SCOM
11 5 (27.78%) SCCM
12 4 (22.22%) Windows Server
12 4 (22.22%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 4 (22.22%) AppSense
12 4 (22.22%) SharePoint
13 3 (16.67%) Incident Management
14 2 (11.11%) Release Management
14 2 (11.11%) Fiddler
14 2 (11.11%) Banking
14 2 (11.11%) Wireshark

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 4 (22.22%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 11 (61.11%) NetScaler
2 2 (11.11%) Wireshark
3 1 (5.56%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (72.22%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Fiddler
General
1 2 (11.11%) Banking
1 2 (11.11%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 11 (61.11%) 3rd Line Support
2 7 (38.89%) Support Engineer
2 7 (38.89%) VMware Engineer
2 7 (38.89%) VMware Support Engineer
3 5 (27.78%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 5 (27.78%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 4 (22.22%) Technical Support
5 3 (16.67%) Storage Engineer
5 3 (16.67%) Storage Support Engineer
5 3 (16.67%) Technical Support Engineer
5 3 (16.67%) Windows Engineer
5 3 (16.67%) Windows Support Engineer
6 2 (11.11%) SCCM Engineer
6 2 (11.11%) Technical Engineer
7 1 (5.56%) 3rd Line Technical Support
7 1 (5.56%) Deployment Analyst
7 1 (5.56%) Desktop Engineer
7 1 (5.56%) IT Support Analyst
7 1 (5.56%) Senior Desktop Engineer
7 1 (5.56%) Technical Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 13 (72.22%) Clustering
2 9 (50.00%) Client/Server
3 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.56%) CMDB
3 1 (5.56%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 18 (100.00%) Windows
2 14 (77.78%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (22.22%) Windows Server
4 1 (5.56%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (44.44%) Application Packaging
2 3 (16.67%) Incident Management
3 2 (11.11%) ITIL
3 2 (11.11%) Project Management
3 2 (11.11%) Release Management
3 2 (11.11%) Service Management
4 1 (5.56%) Data Migration
4 1 (5.56%) Line Management
4 1 (5.56%) Migration
4 1 (5.56%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 15 (83.33%) PowerShell
1 15 (83.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) MCITP
1 1 (5.56%) MCP
1 1 (5.56%) MCSE
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 18 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 15 (83.33%) VMware ESX
3 13 (72.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (61.11%) XenApp
4 11 (61.11%) XenDesktop
5 4 (22.22%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (5.56%) Hyper-V
6 1 (5.56%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (5.56%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 13 (72.22%) Microsoft Clustering
2 6 (33.33%) SCOM
3 5 (27.78%) SCCM
4 1 (5.56%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 17 (94.44%) Citrix
2 16 (88.89%) Microsoft
3 15 (83.33%) VMware
4 8 (44.44%) NetApp
5 4 (22.22%) AppSense
6 1 (5.56%) EMC
6 1 (5.56%) Lumension
6 1 (5.56%) Symantec