The table below looks at the statistics for WSUS skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WSUS over the 3 months to 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
Rank 511 460 456
Rank change year-on-year
-51 -4
Contract jobs citing WSUS 78 100 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.15% 0.21% 0.19%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.84% 2.95% 2.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 47 41
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£365 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £356 £335 £329
% change year-on-year
+6.34% +1.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 12 18
Average hourly rate £29.75 £22.25 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.70% -12.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.37 £13.55 £10.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.10 £27.20 £31.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.63 £22.40 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+50.11% -10.40%
WSUS
UK

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

Systems Management Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
4250 3394 2951
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 8.41% 7.17% 6.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 2695 2091 1585
Average daily rate £425 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.97% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £520 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £335 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.20% -4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 156 137 205
Average hourly rate £21.50 £19.75 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.86% -12.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.42 £12.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £39.52 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
- -6.66%

WSUS
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WSUS across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Systems Management category.

WSUS Jobs Demand Trend in England

WSUS
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

WSUS Daily Rate Trend in England

WSUS
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WSUS across the England region over the 3 months to 18 December 2014.

WSUS Daily Rate Histogram in England

WSUS
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

WSUS Hourly Rate Trend in England

WSUS
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WSUS across the England region over the 3 months to 18 December 2014.

WSUS Hourly Rate Histogram in England

WSUS
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WSUS within the England region over the 3 months to 18 December 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +12 30 £365 -6.10% 6
South East -54 11 £425 +21.42% 7
South West -39 10 £288 +4.54% 7
Yorkshire -10 9 £400 +21.21% 1
East of England -6 7 - -
East Midlands - 6 £238 - 1
North West -10 3 £338 -8.16% 1
West Midlands - 2 £203 - 3
WSUS
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WSUS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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.

1 145 (97.32%) Windows
2 108 (72.48%) Active Directory
3 98 (65.77%) Microsoft
4 84 (56.38%) Windows Server 2008
5 79 (53.02%) VMware
6 68 (45.64%) Windows 7
7 59 (39.60%) MS Exchange
7 59 (39.60%) Windows Server 2003
8 56 (37.58%) DNS
9 50 (33.56%) VMware Infrastructure
10 47 (31.54%) ITIL
11 44 (29.53%) Citrix
12 42 (28.19%) MS Office
13 40 (26.85%) Cisco
13 40 (26.85%) SCCM
14 38 (25.50%) DHCP
14 38 (25.50%) Firewall
15 34 (22.82%) SAN
16 33 (22.15%) Windows Server 2012
17 31 (20.81%) Blackberry
18 26 (17.45%) WAN
19 25 (16.78%) LAN
19 25 (16.78%) Security Cleared
19 25 (16.78%) Hyper-V
20 24 (16.11%) Service Management
21 23 (15.44%) Finance
21 23 (15.44%) TCP/IP
21 23 (15.44%) HP
21 23 (15.44%) MS Excel
21 23 (15.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server

WSUS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 59 (39.60%) MS Exchange
2 23 (15.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 21 (14.09%) IIS
4 14 (9.40%) Exchange Server 2010
5 10 (6.71%) Lync
6 8 (5.37%) SharePoint
7 7 (4.70%) Exchange Server 2007
7 7 (4.70%) Exchange Server 2003
8 5 (3.36%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (3.36%) Office Communications Server
9 4 (2.68%) SharePoint 2010
9 4 (2.68%) Apache
10 3 (2.01%) Exchange Server 5.5
11 2 (1.34%) SharePoint 2013
12 1 (0.67%) IBM Notes
12 1 (0.67%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.67%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.67%) OpenStack
Applications
1 42 (28.19%) MS Office
2 23 (15.44%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.67%) MS Project
3 1 (0.67%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.67%) assyst
1 1 (0.67%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.67%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.03%) SaaS
1 6 (4.03%) Office 365
2 3 (2.01%) IaaS
2 3 (2.01%) PaaS
2 3 (2.01%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 56 (37.58%) DNS
2 38 (25.50%) DHCP
2 38 (25.50%) Firewall
3 34 (22.82%) SAN
4 26 (17.45%) WAN
5 25 (16.78%) LAN
6 23 (15.44%) TCP/IP
7 19 (12.75%) MPLS
8 18 (12.08%) DSL
9 17 (11.41%) BIG-IP
9 17 (11.41%) VPN
10 5 (3.36%) SSL
11 4 (2.68%) Cisco IPT
11 4 (2.68%) IPv4
11 4 (2.68%) IPv6
12 3 (2.01%) Kerberos
12 3 (2.01%) Broadband
12 3 (2.01%) SMS
12 3 (2.01%) VoIP
12 3 (2.01%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (13.42%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.37%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (4.03%) SQL Server 2005
3 6 (4.03%) SQL Server 2000
4 3 (2.01%) MySQL
4 3 (2.01%) SQL Server 7
5 1 (0.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.67%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.67%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.67%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.67%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 11 (7.38%) MSI
2 1 (0.67%) AdminStudio
2 1 (0.67%) Subversion
2 1 (0.67%) JIRA
General
1 23 (15.44%) Finance
2 11 (7.38%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.01%) Banking
3 3 (2.01%) Publishing
4 2 (1.34%) Marketing
5 1 (0.67%) Retail
5 1 (0.67%) Billing
5 1 (0.67%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.67%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.67%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.67%) Advertising
5 1 (0.67%) Electronics
5 1 (0.67%) Military
Job Titles
1 46 (30.87%) Analyst
2 31 (20.81%) Support Analyst
3 26 (17.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 15 (10.07%) Server Engineer
5 14 (9.40%) 2nd Line Support
5 14 (9.40%) Systems Engineer
6 13 (8.72%) Support Engineer
7 11 (7.38%) Operations Analyst
8 10 (6.71%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
9 9 (6.04%) Windows Server Engineer
9 9 (6.04%) 3rd Line Support
10 8 (5.37%) IT Support
11 7 (4.70%) Desktop Support
11 7 (4.70%) Consultant
11 7 (4.70%) IT Support Analyst
11 7 (4.70%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 6 (4.03%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
12 6 (4.03%) Wintel Engineer
12 6 (4.03%) Network Support
12 6 (4.03%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.70%) X-Windows
2 5 (3.36%) Application Packaging
3 4 (2.68%) Web Services
4 3 (2.01%) Software Packaging
5 2 (1.34%) OLE
5 2 (1.34%) JSP
6 1 (0.67%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 31 (20.81%) Blackberry
2 17 (11.41%) Clustering
3 16 (10.74%) Thin Client
3 16 (10.74%) Fat Client
4 14 (9.40%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (6.04%) Client/Server
6 7 (4.70%) Replication
6 7 (4.70%) Management Information System
6 7 (4.70%) iPad
7 4 (2.68%) iPhone
7 4 (2.68%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (2.68%) PKI
8 3 (2.01%) CMDB
8 3 (2.01%) Data Structures
8 3 (2.01%) Algorithms
9 2 (1.34%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (1.34%) Handset
9 2 (1.34%) Statistics
10 1 (0.67%) DTV
10 1 (0.67%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 145 (97.32%) Windows
2 84 (56.38%) Windows Server 2008
3 68 (45.64%) Windows 7
4 59 (39.60%) Windows Server 2003
5 33 (22.15%) Windows Server 2012
6 20 (13.42%) Linux
7 18 (12.08%) Windows XP
7 18 (12.08%) Windows 8
8 7 (4.70%) Windows 2000
9 4 (2.68%) Windows 2000 Server
9 4 (2.68%) UNIX
10 3 (2.01%) Windows Vista
10 3 (2.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (1.34%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.67%) AIX
12 1 (0.67%) VMS
12 1 (0.67%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.67%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (31.54%) ITIL
2 24 (16.11%) Service Management
3 21 (14.09%) Problem Management
4 18 (12.08%) Disaster Recovery
5 16 (10.74%) Performance Management
6 10 (6.71%) Performance Tuning
6 10 (6.71%) Asset Management
7 9 (6.04%) Load Balancing
7 9 (6.04%) ITSM
8 8 (5.37%) Time Management
8 8 (5.37%) Business Continuity Planning
8 8 (5.37%) Change Management
8 8 (5.37%) Migration
8 8 (5.37%) Business Continuity
8 8 (5.37%) BCP
9 7 (4.70%) Configuration Management
9 7 (4.70%) Performance Monitoring
9 7 (4.70%) Continuous Improvement
10 5 (3.36%) Software Deployment
11 4 (2.68%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 22 (14.77%) PowerShell
1 22 (14.77%) SQL
2 8 (5.37%) VBScript
3 6 (4.03%) Java
4 4 (2.68%) Python
4 4 (2.68%) C#
5 3 (2.01%) Perl
5 3 (2.01%) VB
6 2 (1.34%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.67%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.67%) C
Qualifications
1 25 (16.78%) Security Cleared
2 18 (12.08%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (12.08%) SC Cleared
3 12 (8.05%) MCSE
4 10 (6.71%) MCITP
5 8 (5.37%) Degree
6 7 (4.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 5 (3.36%) MCSA
7 5 (3.36%) DV Cleared
8 4 (2.68%) MCTS
8 4 (2.68%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (2.68%) CCNA
8 4 (2.68%) MCP
9 2 (1.34%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (1.34%) CCNP
10 1 (0.67%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.67%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.67%) CCA
10 1 (0.67%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (0.67%) CCAA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.71%) SLA
2 5 (3.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (2.01%) ISO 9001
3 3 (2.01%) BS7799
System Software
1 108 (72.48%) Active Directory
2 50 (33.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (16.78%) Hyper-V
4 23 (15.44%) vSphere
5 20 (13.42%) XenApp
6 14 (9.40%) NLBS
6 14 (9.40%) Terminal Services
7 12 (8.05%) Microsoft App-V
8 11 (7.38%) Xen
9 9 (6.04%) VMware ESXi
9 9 (6.04%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 8 (5.37%) VMware ESX
11 7 (4.70%) XenDesktop
12 5 (3.36%) ISA Server
12 5 (3.36%) Firmware
13 4 (2.68%) Forefront TMG
13 4 (2.68%) DFS Replication
13 4 (2.68%) MetaFrame
14 2 (1.34%) vCloud
15 1 (0.67%) NFS
Systems Management
1 40 (26.85%) SCCM
2 16 (10.74%) SCOM
3 13 (8.72%) NetBackup
3 13 (8.72%) Backup Exec
4 11 (7.38%) McAfee ePO
5 7 (4.70%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (2.01%) Nessus
6 3 (2.01%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 3 (2.01%) HP SIM
7 2 (1.34%) XenMobile
8 1 (0.67%) CiscoWorks
8 1 (0.67%) Netcool
8 1 (0.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.67%) SCSM
8 1 (0.67%) Red Hat Satellite
8 1 (0.67%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.67%) Sysprep
8 1 (0.67%) Puppet
8 1 (0.67%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 98 (65.77%) Microsoft
2 79 (53.02%) VMware
3 44 (29.53%) Citrix
4 40 (26.85%) Cisco
5 23 (15.44%) HP
6 22 (14.77%) Symantec
7 20 (13.42%) McAfee
8 18 (12.08%) CheckPoint
9 14 (9.40%) Dell
10 10 (6.71%) Altiris
10 10 (6.71%) EMC
11 9 (6.04%) NetApp
11 9 (6.04%) Wyse
12 7 (4.70%) Red Hat
12 7 (4.70%) AppSense
13 6 (4.03%) Apple
13 6 (4.03%) Veritas
13 6 (4.03%) CA
13 6 (4.03%) Sophos
14 5 (3.36%) IBM
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