The table below looks at the statistics for WSUS skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WSUS over the 3 months to 27 September 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
Rank 471 541 542
Rank change year-on-year
+70 +1
Contract jobs citing WSUS 145 102 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.29% 0.20% 0.13%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.70% 2.32% 1.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 64 40
Median daily rate £325 £300 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +1.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £187 £194 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £446 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £275 £294
% change year-on-year
+14.54% -6.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 7 8
Median hourly rate £43.14 £17.50 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+146.51% -42.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.28 £13.46 £16.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £58.00 £52.60 £88.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.14 £17.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+143.04% -52.66%
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
5361 4394 4435
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 10.78% 8.45% 8.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 3411 2734 2644
Median daily rate £460 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.23% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 114 157 178
Median hourly rate £22.50 £19.52 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.29% -11.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £11.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.28 £43.04 £46.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.50 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+17.50% -11.11%

WSUS
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing WSUS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 27 September 2016.

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 27 September 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WSUS within the England region over the 3 months to 27 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -1 43 £338 -3.70% 6
South East +6 26 £315 -3.07% 5
East of England +17 17 £175 -30.00% 4
North West +29 16 £345 +86.48% 2
South West +10 16 £323 -4.44% 1
North East -12 15 £300 +26.31% 5
West Midlands - 6 £506 -
Yorkshire +11 4 £338 +147.88%
East Midlands -8 1 £238 -
WSUS
UK

WSUS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 September 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 England region with a requirement for WSUS.

1 232 (89.92%) Windows
2 201 (77.91%) Active Directory
3 166 (64.34%) Microsoft
4 165 (63.95%) Windows Server
5 133 (51.55%) SCCM
6 128 (49.61%) VMware
7 102 (39.53%) Windows Server 2008
8 98 (37.98%) VMware Infrastructure
9 83 (32.17%) PowerShell
10 81 (31.40%) Windows Server 2012
11 78 (30.23%) ITIL
12 65 (25.19%) DNS
13 57 (22.09%) HP
13 57 (22.09%) Windows Server 2003
14 55 (21.32%) MS Exchange
14 55 (21.32%) Firewall
15 54 (20.93%) DHCP
16 51 (19.77%) SCOM
17 50 (19.38%) Windows 7
18 48 (18.60%) SQL
19 45 (17.44%) Linux
19 45 (17.44%) Citrix
20 44 (17.05%) MS Office
21 43 (16.67%) MS Excel
21 43 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
21 43 (16.67%) Security Cleared
22 40 (15.50%) SQL Server
23 39 (15.12%) Symantec
23 39 (15.12%) Hyper-V
24 38 (14.73%) IIS

WSUS
Top Related IT Skills in England 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 55 (21.32%) MS Exchange
2 38 (14.73%) IIS
3 25 (9.69%) Exchange Server 2010
4 19 (7.36%) Skype for Business
5 18 (6.98%) SharePoint
6 16 (6.20%) Exchange Server 2013
7 12 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2007
8 11 (4.26%) Apache
9 10 (3.88%) Tomcat
10 6 (2.33%) IBM Domino
11 5 (1.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 4 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2000
12 4 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2003
13 3 (1.16%) Documentum
13 3 (1.16%) IBM Notes
13 3 (1.16%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 44 (17.05%) MS Office
2 43 (16.67%) MS Excel
3 13 (5.04%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.78%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.39%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.39%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 17 (6.59%) Office 365
2 12 (4.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.94%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (1.94%) Mimecast
4 4 (1.55%) Google Apps
5 2 (0.78%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 65 (25.19%) DNS
2 55 (21.32%) Firewall
3 54 (20.93%) DHCP
4 32 (12.40%) SAN
5 23 (8.91%) LAN
6 22 (8.53%) WAN
7 19 (7.36%) TCP/IP
8 14 (5.43%) Internet
9 13 (5.04%) Skype
9 13 (5.04%) VLAN
10 12 (4.65%) Remote Desktop
11 11 (4.26%) VoIP
11 11 (4.26%) VPN
12 10 (3.88%) X.509
13 9 (3.49%) NAS
14 8 (3.10%) iSCSI
14 8 (3.10%) SMTP
15 7 (2.71%) Cisco IOS
15 7 (2.71%) Wireless
16 5 (1.94%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (15.50%) SQL Server
2 14 (5.43%) SQL Server 2012
3 13 (5.04%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (2.33%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (0.78%) Azure SQL Database
5 2 (0.78%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.39%) Apache Hive
6 1 (0.39%) EDMS
6 1 (0.39%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.39%) MySQL
6 1 (0.39%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.39%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 15 (5.81%) MSI
2 5 (1.94%) InstallShield
2 5 (1.94%) WinDbg
3 4 (1.55%) ClearCase
3 4 (1.55%) ClearQuest
4 3 (1.16%) Git (software)
4 3 (1.16%) GoCD
4 3 (1.16%) Jenkins
4 3 (1.16%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.78%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.39%) AdminStudio
General
1 31 (12.02%) Finance
2 10 (3.88%) Back Office
3 8 (3.10%) Manufacturing
4 7 (2.71%) Legal
5 5 (1.94%) Electronics
5 5 (1.94%) Financial Institution
6 4 (1.55%) Banking
7 3 (1.16%) Military
7 3 (1.16%) Retail
8 2 (0.78%) Advertising
8 2 (0.78%) Games
8 2 (0.78%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.39%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 42 (16.28%) Windows Engineer
2 38 (14.73%) Analyst
3 29 (11.24%) Administrator
4 28 (10.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 28 (10.85%) Support Engineer
5 21 (8.14%) Architect
5 21 (8.14%) Systems Administrator
6 18 (6.98%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 18 (6.98%) SCCM Engineer
7 17 (6.59%) Consultant
8 16 (6.20%) 3rd Line Support
8 16 (6.20%) Server Engineer
9 14 (5.43%) Design Engineer
10 13 (5.04%) Desktop Engineer
10 13 (5.04%) Desktop Support
10 13 (5.04%) Support Analyst
10 13 (5.04%) Technical Analyst
10 13 (5.04%) Windows Administrator
11 11 (4.26%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 11 (4.26%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.10%) Web Services
2 3 (1.16%) .NET
2 3 (1.16%) JSON
3 2 (0.78%) Middleware
3 2 (0.78%) Software Packaging
4 1 (0.39%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.39%) DCOM
4 1 (0.39%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 26 (10.08%) Data Centre
2 23 (8.91%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (5.81%) Clustering
4 9 (3.49%) EMC VNX
4 9 (3.49%) Management Information System
4 9 (3.49%) Video Conferencing
5 8 (3.10%) CMDB
6 7 (2.71%) Client/Server
7 6 (2.33%) Device Driver
7 6 (2.33%) Mobile App
7 6 (2.33%) Statistics
8 5 (1.94%) Blackberry
8 5 (1.94%) Cloud Native
8 5 (1.94%) Replication
9 4 (1.55%) Driving Licence
9 4 (1.55%) Private Cloud
10 3 (1.16%) Computer Science
10 3 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (1.16%) Life Science
10 3 (1.16%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 232 (89.92%) Windows
2 165 (63.95%) Windows Server
3 102 (39.53%) Windows Server 2008
4 81 (31.40%) Windows Server 2012
5 57 (22.09%) Windows Server 2003
6 50 (19.38%) Windows 7
7 45 (17.44%) Linux
8 26 (10.08%) Windows 10
9 22 (8.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 22 (8.53%) Windows XP
10 17 (6.59%) Windows 8
11 15 (5.81%) Unix
12 13 (5.04%) Android
13 12 (4.65%) Mac OS X
14 7 (2.71%) Solaris
14 7 (2.71%) Ubuntu
15 5 (1.94%) Apple iOS
15 5 (1.94%) CentOS
16 3 (1.16%) AIX
17 2 (0.78%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (30.23%) ITIL
2 32 (12.40%) Patch Management
3 28 (10.85%) Configuration Management
4 27 (10.47%) Migration
5 26 (10.08%) Virtual Environments
6 22 (8.53%) Security Patching
7 17 (6.59%) Agile Software Development
8 16 (6.20%) Change Management
9 15 (5.81%) Change Control
10 14 (5.43%) Service Management
10 14 (5.43%) Virtual Infrastructure
11 13 (5.04%) ITIL V3
11 13 (5.04%) Software Deployment
12 12 (4.65%) Disaster Recovery
12 12 (4.65%) Performance Tuning
12 12 (4.65%) Project Management
13 11 (4.26%) Asset Management
13 11 (4.26%) DevOps
13 11 (4.26%) Service Delivery
14 10 (3.88%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 83 (32.17%) PowerShell
2 48 (18.60%) SQL
3 28 (10.85%) VBScript
4 20 (7.75%) Bash Shell
4 20 (7.75%) VB
5 12 (4.65%) Python
6 11 (4.26%) Perl
6 11 (4.26%) PHP
7 8 (3.10%) C#
7 8 (3.10%) T-SQL
8 4 (1.55%) Java
9 3 (1.16%) JavaScript
9 3 (1.16%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.78%) Korn
11 1 (0.39%) C
Qualifications
1 43 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 43 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 28 (10.85%) MCP
3 26 (10.08%) MCSE
4 21 (8.14%) DV Cleared
5 16 (6.20%) SC Cleared
6 14 (5.43%) MCSA
7 11 (4.26%) ITIL Certification
8 10 (3.88%) A+ Certification
9 9 (3.49%) MCTS
10 6 (2.33%) DBS Check
10 6 (2.33%) Degree
10 6 (2.33%) MCITP
11 5 (1.94%) CISSP
11 5 (1.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 5 (1.94%) SANS
11 5 (1.94%) SSCP
12 4 (1.55%) CCA
12 4 (1.55%) Citrix Certification
12 4 (1.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (9.69%) SLA
2 14 (5.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (2.71%) PCI DSS
4 5 (1.94%) JSP 440
5 4 (1.55%) QA
6 3 (1.16%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.39%) DICOM
8 1 (0.39%) HL7
System Software
1 201 (77.91%) Active Directory
2 98 (37.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (15.12%) Hyper-V
4 25 (9.69%) vSphere
5 21 (8.14%) BitLocker
6 17 (6.59%) Xen
7 14 (5.43%) Microsoft App-V
8 12 (4.65%) XenDesktop
9 11 (4.26%) Virtual Servers
9 11 (4.26%) XenApp
10 9 (3.49%) Virtual Machines
10 9 (3.49%) VMware ESX
11 8 (3.10%) Docker
12 5 (1.94%) VMware ESXi
13 4 (1.55%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 3 (1.16%) DFS Replication
14 3 (1.16%) VMware Workstation
15 2 (0.78%) Firmware
16 1 (0.39%) ISA Server
16 1 (0.39%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 133 (51.55%) SCCM
2 51 (19.77%) SCOM
3 19 (7.36%) Norton AntiVirus
4 17 (6.59%) Puppet
5 16 (6.20%) Backup Exec
5 16 (6.20%) McAfee ePO
6 14 (5.43%) NetBackup
7 12 (4.65%) AirWatch
7 12 (4.65%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 12 (4.65%) Nagios
8 10 (3.88%) SCVMM
9 6 (2.33%) Microsoft Clustering
10 5 (1.94%) Casper Suite
10 5 (1.94%) Perfmon
10 5 (1.94%) WhatsUp Gold
11 4 (1.55%) FortiGate
11 4 (1.55%) HAProxy
11 4 (1.55%) WMI
12 3 (1.16%) EMC NetWorker
12 3 (1.16%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 166 (64.34%) Microsoft
2 128 (49.61%) VMware
3 57 (22.09%) HP
4 45 (17.44%) Citrix
5 39 (15.12%) Symantec
6 37 (14.34%) Cisco
6 37 (14.34%) Intel Security
7 30 (11.63%) Dell
8 21 (8.14%) Apple
9 19 (7.36%) Red Hat
10 11 (4.26%) EMC
10 11 (4.26%) LANDesk
11 9 (3.49%) MobileIron
11 9 (3.49%) Splunk
12 8 (3.10%) CheckPoint
12 8 (3.10%) NetApp
13 7 (2.71%) Acronis
13 7 (2.71%) F5
13 7 (2.71%) Lotus
13 7 (2.71%) Qualys
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