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 May 2015 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
Rank 84 84 55
Rank change year-on-year
0 -29
Contract jobs citing WSUS 3 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.22% 0.16% 0.47%
As % of the Systems Management category 3.26% 3.23% 6.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Average daily rate
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£193 £285 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.45% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £325 £270
% change year-on-year
-15.38% +20.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 - £17.50
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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
92 62 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 6.60% 4.98% 7.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 30 25
Average daily rate £325 £415 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.68% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £147 £225 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £21.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.19 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-3.88% +5.00%

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 May 2015, 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 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (60.00%) SCCM
2 3 (60.00%) Patch Management
3 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (40.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (40.00%) DNS
3 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
4 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
4 1 (20.00%) AIX
4 1 (20.00%) JBoss
4 1 (20.00%) SQL
4 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (20.00%) IIS
4 1 (20.00%) MS Office
4 1 (20.00%) ITIL
4 1 (20.00%) EMC
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (20.00%) SAN
4 1 (20.00%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (20.00%) Middleware
4 1 (20.00%) Symantec
4 1 (20.00%) McAfee
4 1 (20.00%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (20.00%) Finance
4 1 (20.00%) VMware
4 1 (20.00%) Clustering
4 1 (20.00%) NetBackup

WSUS
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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 (40.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (20.00%) JBoss
2 1 (20.00%) IIS
2 1 (20.00%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (20.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (20.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) DNS
2 1 (20.00%) SAN
2 1 (20.00%) IP Telephony
2 1 (20.00%) VoIP
2 1 (20.00%) Ethernet
2 1 (20.00%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Support Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Support Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) Middleware
1 1 (20.00%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (20.00%) Clustering
2 1 (20.00%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (20.00%) AIX
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Patch Management
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL V3
2 1 (20.00%) Mobile Device Management
2 1 (20.00%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
1 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (20.00%) VMware Server
2 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (20.00%) DFS Replication
2 1 (20.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (60.00%) SCCM
2 1 (20.00%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (20.00%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) EMC
2 1 (20.00%) Symantec
2 1 (20.00%) McAfee
2 1 (20.00%) VMware
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco