The first table below looks at the demand 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 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Systems Management category for the England region.

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 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
Rank 493 387 533
Rank change year-on-year
-106 +146
Contract jobs citing WSUS 97 116 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.19% 0.27% 0.079%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.58% 4.05% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 67 26
Average daily rate £356 £400 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.12% +45.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £196 £118
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £468 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £356 £270 £300
% change year-on-year
+31.66% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 2
Average hourly rate £19.50 £17.00 £28.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.70% -39.82%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £17.00 £28.25
% change year-on-year
+14.70% -39.82%
Systems Management Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
3755 2861 3481
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 7.32% 6.64% 6.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 2186 1673 1883
Average daily rate £395 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.20% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 153 153 149
Average hourly rate £22.75 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.75% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £37.50 £46.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +8.10%
WSUS
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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 April 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
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 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London -46 36 £375 -14.28% 2
South East -9 21 £336 +24.25% 11
South West -13 11 £293 -34.92% 3
Yorkshire -17 10 £313 +4.16% 2
North West -18 6 £375 +36.36% 2
West Midlands -12 4 £250 +25.00% 3
East of England -35 4 £253 +32.89%
Midlands - 3 - -
North East -26 2 - - 1
East Midlands - - - -
WSUS
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WSUS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 181 (87.86%) Windows
2 134 (65.05%) Active Directory
3 130 (63.11%) SCCM
4 123 (59.71%) Microsoft
5 99 (48.06%) Windows 7
6 84 (40.78%) VMware
7 80 (38.83%) Windows Server 2008
8 63 (30.58%) Security Cleared
8 63 (30.58%) Windows Server 2003
9 58 (28.16%) HP
10 57 (27.67%) DNS
11 53 (25.73%) PowerShell
12 49 (23.79%) VMware Infrastructure
12 49 (23.79%) SQL Server
13 46 (22.33%) SQL
14 45 (21.84%) DHCP
15 44 (21.36%) ITIL
15 44 (21.36%) Windows 8
16 43 (20.87%) MS Excel
17 42 (20.39%) SAN
18 40 (19.42%) MS Exchange
19 38 (18.45%) Citrix
19 38 (18.45%) Cisco
20 36 (17.48%) SC Cleared
21 33 (16.02%) Migration
22 29 (14.08%) VPN
22 29 (14.08%) MS Office
22 29 (14.08%) vSphere
23 27 (13.11%) Firewall
24 26 (12.62%) Problem Management

WSUS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 40 (19.42%) MS Exchange
2 22 (10.68%) IIS
3 20 (9.71%) Exchange Server 2007
3 20 (9.71%) Exchange Server 2010
4 13 (6.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 7 (3.40%) Lync
5 7 (3.40%) SharePoint
6 6 (2.91%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (1.46%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (1.46%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.97%) Apache
9 1 (0.49%) Cloud Foundry
9 1 (0.49%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.49%) Exchange Server 5.5
Applications
1 43 (20.87%) MS Excel
2 29 (14.08%) MS Office
3 2 (0.97%) Acrobat
4 1 (0.49%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.49%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.97%) Office 365
1 2 (0.97%) SaaS
1 2 (0.97%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.49%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.49%) Google Apps
2 1 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 57 (27.67%) DNS
2 45 (21.84%) DHCP
3 42 (20.39%) SAN
4 29 (14.08%) VPN
5 27 (13.11%) Firewall
6 25 (12.14%) LAN
7 22 (10.68%) Internet
8 17 (8.25%) WAN
9 15 (7.28%) MPLS
10 13 (6.31%) LDAP
11 10 (4.85%) HTTP
11 10 (4.85%) SMTP
12 9 (4.37%) TCP/IP
13 7 (3.40%) Fibre Channel
14 6 (2.91%) VLAN
14 6 (2.91%) Wireless
15 4 (1.94%) NAS
16 3 (1.46%) iSCSI
16 3 (1.46%) BIG-IP
16 3 (1.46%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (23.79%) SQL Server
2 20 (9.71%) SQL Server 2008
3 15 (7.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 9 (4.37%) SQL Server 2000
5 3 (1.46%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (0.97%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.97%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 22 (10.68%) MSI
2 20 (9.71%) InstallShield
3 1 (0.49%) JIRA
3 1 (0.49%) Ant
General
1 21 (10.19%) French Language
2 13 (6.31%) Finance
3 11 (5.34%) Telecoms
4 6 (2.91%) Japanese Language
5 5 (2.43%) German Language
5 5 (2.43%) Italian Language
6 4 (1.94%) Banking
6 4 (1.94%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.97%) Legal
8 1 (0.49%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.49%) Back Office
8 1 (0.49%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 22 (10.68%) SCCM Engineer
1 22 (10.68%) Analyst
2 20 (9.71%) Support Engineer
3 19 (9.22%) Consultant
4 16 (7.77%) Desktop Support
4 16 (7.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 13 (6.31%) Administrator
5 13 (6.31%) Desktop Engineer
6 12 (5.83%) Technical Specialist
7 11 (5.34%) SCCM Specialist
7 11 (5.34%) Team Leader
7 11 (5.34%) Support Analyst
7 11 (5.34%) Systems Administrator
8 10 (4.85%) Infrastructure Team Leader
9 9 (4.37%) Server Engineer
9 9 (4.37%) Windows Administrator
10 8 (3.88%) Desktop Analyst
10 8 (3.88%) Desktop Support Analyst
10 8 (3.88%) Build Engineer
10 8 (3.88%) Operations Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (7.77%) .NET
2 7 (3.40%) JSP
3 1 (0.49%) Software Packaging
3 1 (0.49%) Application Packaging
3 1 (0.49%) LAMP
3 1 (0.49%) WAP
3 1 (0.49%) Web Services
3 1 (0.49%) Middleware
3 1 (0.49%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 20 (9.71%) Blackberry
2 15 (7.28%) Clustering
3 5 (2.43%) Replication
4 3 (1.46%) Fat Client
4 3 (1.46%) Wiki
4 3 (1.46%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (1.46%) Management Information System
4 3 (1.46%) Client/Server
4 3 (1.46%) Thin Client
5 2 (0.97%) PKI
5 2 (0.97%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.49%) Handset
6 1 (0.49%) Firmware
6 1 (0.49%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 181 (87.86%) Windows
2 99 (48.06%) Windows 7
3 80 (38.83%) Windows Server 2008
4 63 (30.58%) Windows Server 2003
5 44 (21.36%) Windows 8
6 24 (11.65%) Windows XP
7 18 (8.74%) Linux
8 16 (7.77%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (3.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (2.91%) UNIX
11 5 (2.43%) Windows Vista
12 3 (1.46%) Windows NT
12 3 (1.46%) Windows 2000
12 3 (1.46%) AIX
12 3 (1.46%) Solaris
13 2 (0.97%) Windows Mobile
13 2 (0.97%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.97%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (0.49%) Android
14 1 (0.49%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (21.36%) ITIL
2 33 (16.02%) Migration
3 26 (12.62%) Problem Management
4 19 (9.22%) Project Management
5 14 (6.80%) Disaster Recovery
6 13 (6.31%) Service Management
7 11 (5.34%) Software Distribution
8 8 (3.88%) Configuration Management
8 8 (3.88%) Change Management
8 8 (3.88%) Customer Engagement
8 8 (3.88%) Capacity Planning
9 7 (3.40%) ITIL V3
9 7 (3.40%) Data Protection
9 7 (3.40%) Security Management
9 7 (3.40%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 5 (2.43%) Release Management
10 5 (2.43%) Incident Management
11 4 (1.94%) ERP
11 4 (1.94%) Operations Management
11 4 (1.94%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 53 (25.73%) PowerShell
2 46 (22.33%) SQL
3 20 (9.71%) C#
4 13 (6.31%) VBScript
5 6 (2.91%) VB
6 2 (0.97%) Java
7 1 (0.49%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.49%) Ruby
7 1 (0.49%) Perl
7 1 (0.49%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.49%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 63 (30.58%) Security Cleared
2 36 (17.48%) SC Cleared
3 23 (11.17%) DV Cleared
4 21 (10.19%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (5.34%) MCITP
5 11 (5.34%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (4.85%) MCSE
6 10 (4.85%) Degree
7 9 (4.37%) CCNA
8 8 (3.88%) MCSA
8 8 (3.88%) MCTS
9 7 (3.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 4 (1.94%) CCNP
11 2 (0.97%) MCP
11 2 (0.97%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.97%) SCSA
11 2 (0.97%) CCSA
12 1 (0.49%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.85%) SLA
2 8 (3.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.97%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 134 (65.05%) Active Directory
2 49 (23.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (14.08%) vSphere
4 21 (10.19%) XenApp
5 18 (8.74%) Hyper-V
6 12 (5.83%) VMware ESXi
7 11 (5.34%) Terminal Server
8 7 (3.40%) VMware ESX
9 5 (2.43%) Terminal Services
10 3 (1.46%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 3 (1.46%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.97%) NFS
11 2 (0.97%) VMware Workstation
11 2 (0.97%) VMware GSX
11 2 (0.97%) Samba
11 2 (0.97%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.97%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 2 (0.97%) Veritas File System
11 2 (0.97%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 2 (0.97%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 130 (63.11%) SCCM
2 23 (11.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 20 (9.71%) SCOM
4 19 (9.22%) NetBackup
5 14 (6.80%) Norton AntiVirus
6 6 (2.91%) Backup Exec
7 5 (2.43%) SCSM
8 4 (1.94%) SCOrch
9 3 (1.46%) McAfee ePO
9 3 (1.46%) HP SIM
9 3 (1.46%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 3 (1.46%) ARCserve
10 2 (0.97%) WMI
10 2 (0.97%) Veritas Storage Foundation
10 2 (0.97%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 2 (0.97%) YUM
10 2 (0.97%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 1 (0.49%) Puppet
11 1 (0.49%) Opscode Chef
11 1 (0.49%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 123 (59.71%) Microsoft
2 84 (40.78%) VMware
3 58 (28.16%) HP
4 38 (18.45%) Citrix
4 38 (18.45%) Cisco
5 23 (11.17%) Symantec
6 19 (9.22%) McAfee
7 12 (5.83%) Dell
7 12 (5.83%) CheckPoint
8 10 (4.85%) CA
8 10 (4.85%) Blue Coat
9 9 (4.37%) Apple
10 8 (3.88%) NetApp
10 8 (3.88%) Brocade
10 8 (3.88%) MobileIron
11 7 (3.40%) Sophos
11 7 (3.40%) Veritas
12 6 (2.91%) IBM
12 6 (2.91%) Red Hat
12 6 (2.91%) CommVault
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