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 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 514 470 421
Rank change year-on-year
-44 -49
Contract jobs citing WSUS 76 98 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.16% 0.20% 0.25%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.99% 2.63% 3.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 66 65
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£320 £325 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% -25.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £190 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £463 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £325 £270
% change year-on-year
-15.38% +20.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 8
Average hourly rate £30.00 - £16.75
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.44 - £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.98 - £20.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 - £17.50
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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 England region.

Systems Management Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
3810 3731 3137
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 7.86% 7.75% 7.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 2412 2208 1790
Average daily rate £414 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.77% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £513 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 168 138 165
Average hourly rate £20.19 £19.50 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.51% -4.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.95 £10.95 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £42.50 £40.00
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 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 29 May 2015.

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 29 May 2015.

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 29 May 2015. 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 -5 28 £325 -12.16% 10
South East -13 25 £275 -21.42% 11
East of England -2 4 £256 +46.42% 5
North West -16 4 - - 4
Yorkshire -17 4 £140 +3.70% 3
East Midlands - 4 £305 -
South West +14 3 £350 - 7
North East -5 2 - - 2
West Midlands -13 2 £293 -13.97% 4
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WSUS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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.

1 140 (84.85%) Windows
2 106 (64.24%) Active Directory
3 102 (61.82%) Microsoft
4 98 (59.39%) Windows Server 2008
5 83 (50.30%) VMware
6 67 (40.61%) SCCM
7 61 (36.97%) Windows Server 2003
8 58 (35.15%) DNS
9 53 (32.12%) VMware Infrastructure
10 52 (31.52%) MS Exchange
11 43 (26.06%) Windows 7
11 43 (26.06%) Windows Server 2012
12 42 (25.45%) ITIL
13 38 (23.03%) SQL Server
14 36 (21.82%) DHCP
15 35 (21.21%) SAN
16 33 (20.00%) PowerShell
17 31 (18.79%) Firewall
18 30 (18.18%) Citrix
18 30 (18.18%) Cisco
18 30 (18.18%) LAN
18 30 (18.18%) Security Cleared
18 30 (18.18%) Hyper-V
19 29 (17.58%) HP
20 28 (16.97%) SC Cleared
21 27 (16.36%) IIS
22 26 (15.76%) VBScript
23 25 (15.15%) MS Office
23 25 (15.15%) WAN
24 24 (14.55%) SQL

WSUS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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 52 (31.52%) MS Exchange
2 27 (16.36%) IIS
3 24 (14.55%) Exchange Server 2010
4 18 (10.91%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 13 (7.88%) Lync
6 12 (7.27%) SharePoint
7 5 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2003
7 5 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (3.03%) SharePoint 2010
7 5 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (1.82%) Office Communications Server
8 3 (1.82%) Moodle
9 2 (1.21%) Apache
9 2 (1.21%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.61%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.61%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.61%) JBoss
10 1 (0.61%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 25 (15.15%) MS Office
2 19 (11.52%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.61%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 20 (12.12%) Office 365
2 7 (4.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.82%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.82%) PaaS
4 1 (0.61%) Mimecast
4 1 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 58 (35.15%) DNS
2 36 (21.82%) DHCP
3 35 (21.21%) SAN
4 31 (18.79%) Firewall
5 30 (18.18%) LAN
6 25 (15.15%) WAN
7 13 (7.88%) BIG-IP
7 13 (7.88%) MPLS
7 13 (7.88%) DSL
8 12 (7.27%) TCP/IP
9 10 (6.06%) VPN
10 8 (4.85%) SSL
10 8 (4.85%) VLAN
11 7 (4.24%) NAS
12 5 (3.03%) DMZ
12 5 (3.03%) Internet
13 4 (2.42%) Multicast
13 4 (2.42%) iSCSI
13 4 (2.42%) Wireless
14 2 (1.21%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (23.03%) SQL Server
2 13 (7.88%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (5.45%) SQL Server 2005
4 8 (4.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (4.24%) SQL Server 2000
5 7 (4.24%) MongoDB
5 7 (4.24%) Oracle Database
6 6 (3.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 6 (3.64%) Sybase ASE
6 6 (3.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.61%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.61%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.61%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.61%) MySQL
7 1 (0.61%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.61%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (4.85%) MSI
2 2 (1.21%) AdminStudio
2 2 (1.21%) Subversion
3 1 (0.61%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 14 (8.48%) Finance
2 6 (3.64%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.42%) Banking
3 4 (2.42%) Law
4 2 (1.21%) Marketing
4 2 (1.21%) Financial Institution
4 2 (1.21%) Back Office
5 1 (0.61%) Legal
5 1 (0.61%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.61%) Advertising
5 1 (0.61%) Electronics
5 1 (0.61%) Spanish Language
5 1 (0.61%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 40 (24.24%) Analyst
2 28 (16.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 25 (15.15%) 3rd Line Support
4 23 (13.94%) Support Analyst
5 21 (12.73%) Administrator
6 16 (9.70%) Support Engineer
6 16 (9.70%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 13 (7.88%) Systems Administrator
8 11 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
9 10 (6.06%) 2nd Line Support
9 10 (6.06%) Server Engineer
10 9 (5.45%) Consultant
11 8 (4.85%) Desktop Support
12 7 (4.24%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
12 7 (4.24%) Security Analyst
12 7 (4.24%) Operations Analyst
12 7 (4.24%) IT Security Analyst
12 7 (4.24%) Systems Engineer
12 7 (4.24%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 6 (3.64%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (6.67%) Application Packaging
2 3 (1.82%) J2EE
2 3 (1.82%) CSS
3 2 (1.21%) X-Windows
4 1 (0.61%) Software Packaging
4 1 (0.61%) Web Services
4 1 (0.61%) XML
4 1 (0.61%) .NET
4 1 (0.61%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 22 (13.33%) Clustering
2 19 (11.52%) Blackberry
3 14 (8.48%) Thin Client
3 14 (8.48%) Fat Client
4 13 (7.88%) Data Centre
5 11 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (4.24%) Replication
6 7 (4.24%) PKI
7 4 (2.42%) NHS
8 3 (1.82%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.61%) CLARiiON
9 1 (0.61%) Handset
9 1 (0.61%) Freedom of Information Act
9 1 (0.61%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.61%) Freedom of Information
9 1 (0.61%) Statistics
9 1 (0.61%) Biometrics
9 1 (0.61%) DTV
9 1 (0.61%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.61%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 140 (84.85%) Windows
2 98 (59.39%) Windows Server 2008
3 61 (36.97%) Windows Server 2003
4 43 (26.06%) Windows 7
4 43 (26.06%) Windows Server 2012
5 17 (10.30%) Linux
6 12 (7.27%) Windows 8
7 11 (6.67%) Ubuntu
8 10 (6.06%) Windows 2000
8 10 (6.06%) Windows XP
9 9 (5.45%) Mac OS X Server
10 5 (3.03%) Windows Vista
10 5 (3.03%) Windows 2000 Server
11 3 (1.82%) Windows NT
12 2 (1.21%) Apple iOS
12 2 (1.21%) CentOS
12 2 (1.21%) Android
12 2 (1.21%) Mac OS X
12 2 (1.21%) UNIX
13 1 (0.61%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (25.45%) ITIL
2 21 (12.73%) Problem Management
3 18 (10.91%) Security Patching
4 16 (9.70%) Migration
5 15 (9.09%) Service Management
6 14 (8.48%) Patch Management
7 13 (7.88%) Performance Management
7 13 (7.88%) ITSM
7 13 (7.88%) Business Continuity
7 13 (7.88%) Configuration Management
8 12 (7.27%) BCP
8 12 (7.27%) Disaster Recovery
9 11 (6.67%) Business Continuity Planning
10 9 (5.45%) Open Source
11 8 (4.85%) Change Management
12 7 (4.24%) Release Management
12 7 (4.24%) Software Deployment
13 6 (3.64%) Performance Tuning
13 6 (3.64%) SIEM
13 6 (3.64%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 33 (20.00%) PowerShell
2 26 (15.76%) VBScript
3 24 (14.55%) SQL
4 13 (7.88%) VB
5 9 (5.45%) Shell Script
5 9 (5.45%) Python
5 9 (5.45%) Perl
6 5 (3.03%) Java
7 1 (0.61%) C
Qualifications
1 30 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 28 (16.97%) SC Cleared
3 11 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (4.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 6 (3.64%) DV Cleared
5 6 (3.64%) SSCP
5 6 (3.64%) CCNA
5 6 (3.64%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (3.64%) MCSE
5 6 (3.64%) MCITP
5 6 (3.64%) CISMP
5 6 (3.64%) CEH
5 6 (3.64%) GIAC
6 5 (3.03%) Degree
6 5 (3.03%) HND
7 3 (1.82%) MCP
8 2 (1.21%) PCI QSA
9 1 (0.61%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.61%) MCDST
9 1 (0.61%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.64%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.61%) QA
2 1 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.61%) SLA
System Software
1 106 (64.24%) Active Directory
2 53 (32.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (18.18%) Hyper-V
4 24 (14.55%) vSphere
5 18 (10.91%) Microsoft App-V
5 18 (10.91%) XenApp
6 13 (7.88%) VMware ESX
7 11 (6.67%) NLBS
8 9 (5.45%) Samba
8 9 (5.45%) XenDesktop
8 9 (5.45%) VMware ESXi
9 8 (4.85%) Xen
10 7 (4.24%) ISA Server
11 6 (3.64%) Forefront TMG
12 4 (2.42%) NFS
12 4 (2.42%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 3 (1.82%) Terminal Services
14 2 (1.21%) XenServer
14 2 (1.21%) BitLocker
15 1 (0.61%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 67 (40.61%) SCCM
2 20 (12.12%) NetBackup
3 19 (11.52%) SCOM
4 12 (7.27%) Backup Exec
5 9 (5.45%) Puppet
6 7 (4.24%) SCVMM
6 7 (4.24%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 5 (3.03%) McAfee ePO
8 3 (1.82%) Nessus
8 3 (1.82%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (1.21%) HP SIM
9 2 (1.21%) Opsview
9 2 (1.21%) AirWatch
9 2 (1.21%) Nagios
9 2 (1.21%) HP Data Protector
9 2 (1.21%) OVSD
10 1 (0.61%) BladeLogic
10 1 (0.61%) ARCserve
10 1 (0.61%) MOM
10 1 (0.61%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 102 (61.82%) Microsoft
2 83 (50.30%) VMware
3 30 (18.18%) Citrix
3 30 (18.18%) Cisco
4 29 (17.58%) HP
5 18 (10.91%) McAfee
5 18 (10.91%) Sophos
6 15 (9.09%) NetApp
6 15 (9.09%) Dell
7 13 (7.88%) CheckPoint
8 11 (6.67%) Oracle
9 10 (6.06%) Apple
10 8 (4.85%) Symantec
11 6 (3.64%) Veritas
11 6 (3.64%) Sybase
12 5 (3.03%) Wyse
13 3 (1.82%) AppSense
13 3 (1.82%) EMC
13 3 (1.82%) Websense
13 3 (1.82%) SolarWinds
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