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 July 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 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
Rank 503 503 487
Rank change year-on-year
0 -16
Contract jobs citing WSUS 126 112 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.25% 0.22% 0.21%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.24% 2.47% 2.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 79 65
Median daily rate £325 £300 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £192 £200 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £449 £428
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £275 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 4 6
Median hourly rate £29.13 £56.86 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.77% +170.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £12.76 £19.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.20 £143.75 £189.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.13 £44.49 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-34.53% +111.85%
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
5618 4542 4000
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 11.26% 8.79% 8.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 3749 2835 2347
Median daily rate £450 £413 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +6.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £255 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £377 £338
% change year-on-year
+5.99% +11.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 131 123
Median hourly rate £28.50 £21.85 £18.46
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.46% +18.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.25 £40.25 £31.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £21.07 £19.25
% change year-on-year
+35.24% +9.46%

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 July 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 July 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 July 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 +27 57 £355 +4.41% 6
North West +9 20 £330 +69.23% 1
South East -22 15 £188 -34.21% 4
East of England +29 13 £185 -27.80% 3
South West +4 13 £330 -5.71% 3
West Midlands -34 4 £300 -5.51% 1
North East -56 2 £409 +48.81%
Yorkshire -4 1 £275 +129.16%
WSUS
UK

WSUS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 July 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.

1 211 (92.95%) Windows
2 169 (74.45%) Active Directory
3 152 (66.96%) Windows Server
4 128 (56.39%) Microsoft
5 114 (50.22%) VMware
6 110 (48.46%) SCCM
7 92 (40.53%) Windows Server 2008
8 89 (39.21%) VMware Infrastructure
9 67 (29.52%) Windows Server 2012
10 61 (26.87%) Firewall
10 61 (26.87%) ITIL
11 60 (26.43%) DNS
12 58 (25.55%) PowerShell
13 57 (25.11%) Microsoft Certification
14 52 (22.91%) Windows Server 2003
15 49 (21.59%) Windows 7
16 48 (21.15%) MS Exchange
17 46 (20.26%) DHCP
17 46 (20.26%) HP
17 46 (20.26%) Linux
18 45 (19.82%) SCOM
19 44 (19.38%) Citrix
20 39 (17.18%) MCSE
20 39 (17.18%) MS Excel
21 34 (14.98%) Intel Security
21 34 (14.98%) Security Cleared
22 33 (14.54%) MS Office
23 31 (13.66%) SAN
23 31 (13.66%) vSphere
24 30 (13.22%) Dell

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 48 (21.15%) MS Exchange
2 25 (11.01%) IIS
3 17 (7.49%) Exchange Server 2010
4 13 (5.73%) Skype for Business
5 11 (4.85%) Apache
6 10 (4.41%) Exchange Server 2013
6 10 (4.41%) Tomcat
7 8 (3.52%) SharePoint
8 5 (2.20%) Exchange Server 2003
8 5 (2.20%) Exchange Server 2007
9 4 (1.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 4 (1.76%) Exchange Server 2000
9 4 (1.76%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.44%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 39 (17.18%) MS Excel
2 33 (14.54%) MS Office
3 11 (4.85%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.44%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.44%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.44%) Dynamics GP
1 1 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 21 (9.25%) Office 365
2 7 (3.08%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (2.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (2.20%) Mimecast
4 3 (1.32%) Google Apps
5 2 (0.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 61 (26.87%) Firewall
2 60 (26.43%) DNS
3 46 (20.26%) DHCP
4 31 (13.66%) SAN
5 20 (8.81%) Internet
6 15 (6.61%) LAN
6 15 (6.61%) TCP/IP
6 15 (6.61%) VoIP
7 14 (6.17%) VLAN
7 14 (6.17%) VPN
7 14 (6.17%) WAN
8 13 (5.73%) Remote Desktop
8 13 (5.73%) Wireless
9 10 (4.41%) Intrusion Detection
9 10 (4.41%) X.509
10 9 (3.96%) Wireless Security
11 7 (3.08%) Skype
12 6 (2.64%) Network Security
13 5 (2.20%) iSCSI
13 5 (2.20%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (12.78%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.52%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (2.20%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (2.20%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (1.76%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (0.88%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.44%) Apache Hive
6 1 (0.44%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.44%) MySQL
6 1 (0.44%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (3.52%) MSI
2 6 (2.64%) ClearCase
2 6 (2.64%) ClearQuest
2 6 (2.64%) InstallShield
3 5 (2.20%) WinDbg
4 3 (1.32%) Git (software)
4 3 (1.32%) GoCD
4 3 (1.32%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.44%) MSBuild
5 1 (0.44%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.44%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 25 (11.01%) Finance
2 10 (4.41%) Back Office
3 9 (3.96%) Manufacturing
4 5 (2.20%) Banking
4 5 (2.20%) Financial Institution
4 5 (2.20%) Legal
5 2 (0.88%) Retail
5 2 (0.88%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.44%) Advertising
6 1 (0.44%) Electronics
6 1 (0.44%) Games
6 1 (0.44%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 33 (14.54%) Windows Engineer
2 30 (13.22%) Analyst
3 29 (12.78%) Support Engineer
4 28 (12.33%) Administrator
5 25 (11.01%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 23 (10.13%) Systems Administrator
7 21 (9.25%) Server Engineer
8 18 (7.93%) Architect
9 17 (7.49%) Consultant
10 16 (7.05%) 3rd Line Support
11 15 (6.61%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 15 (6.61%) Windows Administrator
12 14 (6.17%) Design Engineer
12 14 (6.17%) Technical Analyst
12 14 (6.17%) Wintel Engineer
13 13 (5.73%) Windows Systems Administrator
14 12 (5.29%) SCCM Engineer
15 11 (4.85%) Systems Engineer
15 11 (4.85%) Wintel Support
16 10 (4.41%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.32%) JSON
1 3 (1.32%) Web Services
2 2 (0.88%) .NET
2 2 (0.88%) Software Packaging
3 1 (0.44%) DCOM
3 1 (0.44%) J2EE
3 1 (0.44%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 20 (8.81%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (8.37%) Data Centre
3 14 (6.17%) Clustering
4 12 (5.29%) PKI
5 6 (2.64%) Device Driver
5 6 (2.64%) Driving Licence
5 6 (2.64%) EqualLogic
6 5 (2.20%) Cloud Native
6 5 (2.20%) CMDB
6 5 (2.20%) Computer Science
6 5 (2.20%) EMC VNX
6 5 (2.20%) Replication
6 5 (2.20%) Video Conferencing
7 4 (1.76%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.32%) Blackberry
8 3 (1.32%) Life Science
8 3 (1.32%) Mobile App
8 3 (1.32%) Statistics
9 2 (0.88%) CCTV
9 2 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 211 (92.95%) Windows
2 152 (66.96%) Windows Server
3 92 (40.53%) Windows Server 2008
4 67 (29.52%) Windows Server 2012
5 52 (22.91%) Windows Server 2003
6 49 (21.59%) Windows 7
7 46 (20.26%) Linux
8 23 (10.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 22 (9.69%) Unix
10 20 (8.81%) Windows 10
11 19 (8.37%) Windows XP
12 17 (7.49%) Windows 8
13 16 (7.05%) Mac OS X
14 11 (4.85%) Solaris
15 7 (3.08%) Mac OS X Server
15 7 (3.08%) Ubuntu
16 6 (2.64%) AIX
17 5 (2.20%) CentOS
17 5 (2.20%) Mac OS
18 4 (1.76%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (26.87%) ITIL
2 29 (12.78%) Virtual Environments
3 26 (11.45%) Patch Management
4 25 (11.01%) Configuration Management
5 19 (8.37%) Security Patching
6 18 (7.93%) Migration
7 15 (6.61%) Service Management
8 12 (5.29%) Performance Tuning
8 12 (5.29%) Service Delivery
9 10 (4.41%) Disaster Recovery
9 10 (4.41%) Kalman Filter
10 9 (3.96%) Agile Software Development
10 9 (3.96%) Change Control
10 9 (3.96%) Network Architecture
10 9 (3.96%) Project Management
10 9 (3.96%) Security Management
11 8 (3.52%) Identity Management
11 8 (3.52%) ITIL V3
11 8 (3.52%) Network Load Balancing
11 8 (3.52%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 58 (25.55%) PowerShell
2 28 (12.33%) SQL
3 22 (9.69%) VBScript
4 20 (8.81%) Bash Shell
5 17 (7.49%) Perl
5 17 (7.49%) Python
6 10 (4.41%) PHP
7 8 (3.52%) Shell Script
8 6 (2.64%) VB
9 4 (1.76%) Java
10 2 (0.88%) Korn
11 1 (0.44%) C
11 1 (0.44%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 57 (25.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 39 (17.18%) MCSE
3 34 (14.98%) Security Cleared
4 22 (9.69%) MCP
5 19 (8.37%) MCSA
6 16 (7.05%) SC Cleared
7 12 (5.29%) DV Cleared
7 12 (5.29%) MCTS
8 11 (4.85%) Degree
9 10 (4.41%) ITIL Certification
10 9 (3.96%) CISSP
11 8 (3.52%) DBS Check
11 8 (3.52%) MCITP
12 5 (2.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 5 (2.20%) SANS
12 5 (2.20%) SSCP
13 4 (1.76%) A+ Certification
13 4 (1.76%) CCA
13 4 (1.76%) Citrix Certification
13 4 (1.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (6.17%) SLA
2 13 (5.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (2.64%) PCI DSS
4 5 (2.20%) JSP 440
5 4 (1.76%) QA
6 1 (0.44%) DICOM
6 1 (0.44%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.44%) HL7
System Software
1 169 (74.45%) Active Directory
2 89 (39.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (13.66%) vSphere
4 23 (10.13%) BitLocker
4 23 (10.13%) Hyper-V
5 18 (7.93%) Xen
6 13 (5.73%) XenApp
7 12 (5.29%) ISA Server
7 12 (5.29%) Virtual Servers
8 11 (4.85%) Microsoft App-V
8 11 (4.85%) Virtual Machines
9 10 (4.41%) XenDesktop
10 9 (3.96%) UAG
11 7 (3.08%) VMware ESX
12 6 (2.64%) VMware ESXi
13 5 (2.20%) Samba
14 4 (1.76%) Terminal Server
15 3 (1.32%) DFS Replication
15 3 (1.32%) Docker
16 2 (0.88%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 110 (48.46%) SCCM
2 45 (19.82%) SCOM
3 22 (9.69%) Backup Exec
4 18 (7.93%) McAfee ePO
5 16 (7.05%) Nagios
5 16 (7.05%) Puppet
6 12 (5.29%) NetBackup
7 8 (3.52%) Norton AntiVirus
8 7 (3.08%) Microsoft Clustering
9 6 (2.64%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 5 (2.20%) Casper Suite
10 5 (2.20%) Perfmon
10 5 (2.20%) WhatsUp Gold
11 4 (1.76%) FortiGate
11 4 (1.76%) SCOrch
12 3 (1.32%) Icinga
12 3 (1.32%) Opscode Chef
12 3 (1.32%) SCDPM
12 3 (1.32%) SCSM
12 3 (1.32%) Sysprep
Vendors
1 128 (56.39%) Microsoft
2 114 (50.22%) VMware
3 46 (20.26%) HP
4 44 (19.38%) Citrix
5 34 (14.98%) Intel Security
6 30 (13.22%) Dell
7 25 (11.01%) Cisco
7 25 (11.01%) Symantec
8 23 (10.13%) Apple
9 22 (9.69%) Red Hat
10 13 (5.73%) NetApp
11 10 (4.41%) LANDesk
12 9 (3.96%) Oracle
12 9 (3.96%) Splunk
13 8 (3.52%) IBM
14 7 (3.08%) Acronis
14 7 (3.08%) F5
15 6 (2.64%) Veeam
16 5 (2.20%) Google
16 5 (2.20%) Qualys
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