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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
Rank 485 468 492
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +24
Contract jobs citing WSUS 110 102 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.21% 0.21% 0.14%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.56% 2.58% 1.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 62 38
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£315 £325 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.07% -0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £181 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £449 £422 £457
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
-12.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 7
Average hourly rate £100.00 £21.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+376.19% +55.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.88 £19.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £150.00 £189.50 £67.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £72.25 £21.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+244.02% +55.55%
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
4298 3950 3598
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 8.34% 8.00% 7.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 2674 2336 2030
Average daily rate £405 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.51% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £345
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -2.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 127 123 165
Average hourly rate £23.00 £19.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.05% -15.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.39 £31.56 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £20.06 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+7.17% -10.84%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 31 July 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
South East -11 39 £325 - 4
London +1 33 £340 +2.25% 10
South West -8 12 £350 +12.00% 4
North East -18 11 £275 +14.58%
North West -24 5 £195 -52.43% 4
East of England -7 4 £256 +31.41% 2
Yorkshire - 3 £120 - 2
West Midlands +3 2 £318 -6.61% 2
East Midlands 0 2 £250 -25.37%
WSUS
UK

WSUS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 169 (84.08%) Windows
2 137 (68.16%) Active Directory
3 125 (62.19%) Microsoft
4 111 (55.22%) Windows Server 2008
5 81 (40.30%) VMware
6 79 (39.30%) SCCM
7 71 (35.32%) Windows Server 2003
8 64 (31.84%) Windows 7
9 63 (31.34%) Windows Server 2012
10 62 (30.85%) MS Exchange
11 59 (29.35%) ITIL
12 55 (27.36%) DNS
13 50 (24.88%) VMware Infrastructure
14 48 (23.88%) Cisco
15 47 (23.38%) Security Cleared
16 45 (22.39%) Firewall
17 43 (21.39%) Hyper-V
18 40 (19.90%) LAN
19 38 (18.91%) PowerShell
20 37 (18.41%) DHCP
20 37 (18.41%) MS Office
21 36 (17.91%) WAN
22 35 (17.41%) SC Cleared
23 33 (16.42%) CheckPoint
24 32 (15.92%) Blackberry
25 31 (15.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
25 31 (15.42%) SAN
25 31 (15.42%) HP
25 31 (15.42%) SQL Server
25 31 (15.42%) Service Management

WSUS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 62 (30.85%) MS Exchange
2 31 (15.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 28 (13.93%) IIS
4 21 (10.45%) Lync
4 21 (10.45%) Exchange Server 2010
5 19 (9.45%) SharePoint
6 12 (5.97%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (2.49%) SharePoint 2010
7 5 (2.49%) Exchange Server 2003
7 5 (2.49%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (1.49%) Moodle
9 2 (1.00%) Apache
9 2 (1.00%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (1.00%) Office Communications Server
9 2 (1.00%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.50%) Lotus Domino
10 1 (0.50%) JBoss
10 1 (0.50%) Tomcat
Applications
1 37 (18.41%) MS Office
2 20 (9.95%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.49%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.00%) SAP CCM
1 2 (1.00%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 21 (10.45%) Office 365
2 9 (4.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.49%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.00%) PaaS
5 1 (0.50%) Mimecast
5 1 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 55 (27.36%) DNS
2 45 (22.39%) Firewall
3 40 (19.90%) LAN
4 37 (18.41%) DHCP
5 36 (17.91%) WAN
6 31 (15.42%) SAN
7 27 (13.43%) MPLS
7 27 (13.43%) DSL
8 26 (12.94%) BIG-IP
9 18 (8.96%) TCP/IP
10 8 (3.98%) VPN
10 8 (3.98%) VLAN
11 7 (3.48%) SSL
11 7 (3.48%) DMZ
12 6 (2.99%) Internet
12 6 (2.99%) SMTP
12 6 (2.99%) Wireless
13 4 (1.99%) NAS
13 4 (1.99%) WLAN
14 3 (1.49%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (15.42%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 8 (3.98%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (2.99%) MongoDB
3 6 (2.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (2.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 6 (2.99%) Sybase ASE
3 6 (2.99%) Oracle Database
4 5 (2.49%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (1.00%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.50%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (2.99%) MSI
2 2 (1.00%) Subversion
3 1 (0.50%) StarTeam
3 1 (0.50%) ClearCase
General
1 10 (4.98%) Finance
2 4 (1.99%) Law
2 4 (1.99%) Back Office
3 3 (1.49%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.49%) Online Betting
4 2 (1.00%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.50%) Front Office
5 1 (0.50%) Legal
5 1 (0.50%) Banking
5 1 (0.50%) Retail
5 1 (0.50%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 54 (26.87%) Analyst
2 31 (15.42%) 3rd Line Support
3 28 (13.93%) Administrator
4 23 (11.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 22 (10.95%) Support Analyst
6 20 (9.95%) Consultant
6 20 (9.95%) Systems Administrator
7 19 (9.45%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 18 (8.96%) Support Engineer
9 13 (6.47%) Server Engineer
9 13 (6.47%) Operations Analyst
10 11 (5.47%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 10 (4.98%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
12 9 (4.48%) Systems Engineer
13 8 (3.98%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
13 8 (3.98%) Active Directory Consultant
14 7 (3.48%) IT Support
14 7 (3.48%) Windows Server Engineer
15 6 (2.99%) IT Security Analyst
15 6 (2.99%) Oracle DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.49%) J2EE
1 3 (1.49%) CSS
2 2 (1.00%) Web Services
2 2 (1.00%) Application Packaging
3 1 (0.50%) FIX Protocol
3 1 (0.50%) Software Packaging
3 1 (0.50%) XML
3 1 (0.50%) COM
3 1 (0.50%) HTML
3 1 (0.50%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 32 (15.92%) Blackberry
2 25 (12.44%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (10.45%) Clustering
4 18 (8.96%) PKI
5 16 (7.96%) Fat Client
5 16 (7.96%) Thin Client
6 13 (6.47%) Data Centre
7 7 (3.48%) Replication
8 6 (2.99%) Client/Server
8 6 (2.99%) User Experience
9 2 (1.00%) Computer Science
9 2 (1.00%) Statistics
9 2 (1.00%) NHS
9 2 (1.00%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.00%) EMC VNX
9 2 (1.00%) Private Cloud
10 1 (0.50%) Public Cloud
10 1 (0.50%) Handset
10 1 (0.50%) EPoS
10 1 (0.50%) Biometrics
Operating Systems
1 169 (84.08%) Windows
2 111 (55.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 71 (35.32%) Windows Server 2003
4 64 (31.84%) Windows 7
5 63 (31.34%) Windows Server 2012
6 14 (6.97%) Mac OS X Server
6 14 (6.97%) Linux
7 11 (5.47%) Windows XP
8 10 (4.98%) Ubuntu
9 7 (3.48%) Mac OS X
9 7 (3.48%) Windows 8
10 5 (2.49%) Windows Vista
11 3 (1.49%) Windows 2000
11 3 (1.49%) Windows 2000 Server
12 2 (1.00%) Android
12 2 (1.00%) Apple iOS
12 2 (1.00%) UNIX
12 2 (1.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (1.00%) Windows NT
12 2 (1.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (29.35%) ITIL
2 31 (15.42%) Service Management
3 30 (14.93%) Disaster Recovery
4 28 (13.93%) Problem Management
5 25 (12.44%) Performance Management
5 25 (12.44%) Business Continuity
6 23 (11.44%) ITSM
7 22 (10.95%) BCP
7 22 (10.95%) Business Continuity Planning
8 18 (8.96%) Migration
9 17 (8.46%) Patch Management
10 15 (7.46%) Security Patching
11 14 (6.97%) Open Source
12 12 (5.97%) Configuration Management
13 8 (3.98%) Data Protection
14 7 (3.48%) Continuous Improvement
15 6 (2.99%) Release Management
15 6 (2.99%) Information Security
15 6 (2.99%) SIEM
16 5 (2.49%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 38 (18.91%) PowerShell
2 22 (10.95%) VBScript
3 15 (7.46%) Perl
4 14 (6.97%) SQL
4 14 (6.97%) Python
4 14 (6.97%) Shell Script
5 7 (3.48%) VB
6 4 (1.99%) Java
Qualifications
1 47 (23.38%) Security Cleared
2 35 (17.41%) SC Cleared
3 19 (9.45%) Microsoft Certification
4 15 (7.46%) DV Cleared
5 13 (6.47%) MCSE
6 8 (3.98%) MCITP
7 7 (3.48%) Degree
8 6 (2.99%) MCSA
8 6 (2.99%) SSCP
8 6 (2.99%) GIAC
8 6 (2.99%) CEH
8 6 (2.99%) CISMP
9 5 (2.49%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (2.49%) MCP
10 4 (1.99%) HND
11 3 (1.49%) MCTS
11 3 (1.49%) CCNP
12 2 (1.00%) CCNA
12 2 (1.00%) MOS
12 2 (1.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.99%) PCI DSS
2 4 (1.99%) SLA
3 2 (1.00%) QA
4 1 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 137 (68.16%) Active Directory
2 50 (24.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 43 (21.39%) Hyper-V
4 25 (12.44%) NLBS
5 20 (9.95%) vSphere
6 18 (8.96%) VMware ESXi
7 16 (7.96%) XenApp
7 16 (7.96%) Microsoft App-V
8 14 (6.97%) Samba
9 13 (6.47%) Xen
10 10 (4.98%) VMware ESX
11 7 (3.48%) DFS Replication
12 6 (2.99%) ISA Server
12 6 (2.99%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 5 (2.49%) Forefront TMG
14 4 (1.99%) XenDesktop
14 4 (1.99%) Terminal Services
15 3 (1.49%) NFS
15 3 (1.49%) VMware Server
15 3 (1.49%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 79 (39.30%) SCCM
2 25 (12.44%) SCOM
3 16 (7.96%) Backup Exec
4 15 (7.46%) NetBackup
5 14 (6.97%) SCVMM
6 9 (4.48%) Norton AntiVirus
6 9 (4.48%) Puppet
7 7 (3.48%) McAfee ePO
7 7 (3.48%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 6 (2.99%) SCSM
8 6 (2.99%) SCOrch
9 4 (1.99%) SCDPM
9 4 (1.99%) Nagios
10 3 (1.49%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 2 (1.00%) CA Spectrum
11 2 (1.00%) HP SIM
11 2 (1.00%) Opsview
11 2 (1.00%) AirWatch
12 1 (0.50%) OVSD
12 1 (0.50%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 125 (62.19%) Microsoft
2 81 (40.30%) VMware
3 48 (23.88%) Cisco
4 33 (16.42%) CheckPoint
5 31 (15.42%) HP
6 29 (14.43%) Citrix
7 19 (9.45%) Dell
7 19 (9.45%) Sophos
8 17 (8.46%) McAfee
9 14 (6.97%) Symantec
10 13 (6.47%) Apple
11 10 (4.98%) Oracle
12 7 (3.48%) NetApp
12 7 (3.48%) F5
13 6 (2.99%) Sybase
14 4 (1.99%) SAP
14 4 (1.99%) Veritas
14 4 (1.99%) Veeam
14 4 (1.99%) Lumension
15 3 (1.49%) ServiceNow
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