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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
Rank 483 422 421
Rank change year-on-year
-61 -1
Contract jobs citing WSUS 82 117 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.18% 0.26% 0.20%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.25% 3.61% 3.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 56 43
Average daily rate
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£325 £351 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.27% -5.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £191 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £438 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £331 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.39% -5.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 8 11
Average hourly rate £22.50 £27.20 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.27% +26.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.70 £18.15 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.55 £32.54 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £27.20 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-17.27% +26.51%
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
3639 3240 2661
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 7.87% 7.21% 6.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 2183 1833 1543
Average daily rate £425 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 134 149 169
Average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.37
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +0.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.50 £11.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £43.50 £39.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%

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 6 March 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 6 March 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 6 March 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 -9 25 £340 -15.00% 11
South East -24 22 £338 +1.88% 3
East of England +19 10 - - 3
East Midlands - 7 £300 - 1
South West -27 6 £225 -17.05% 3
Yorkshire -7 4 £400 - 2
North West -21 4 £350 -6.66% 5
West Midlands - 4 £200 -
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WSUS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 6 March 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.

1 146 (92.41%) Windows
2 110 (69.62%) Active Directory
3 102 (64.56%) Microsoft
4 92 (58.23%) Windows Server 2008
5 85 (53.80%) VMware
6 62 (39.24%) Windows Server 2003
7 61 (38.61%) SCCM
8 57 (36.08%) Windows 7
9 56 (35.44%) DNS
10 49 (31.01%) MS Exchange
11 48 (30.38%) VMware Infrastructure
12 38 (24.05%) Windows Server 2012
13 37 (23.42%) ITIL
14 34 (21.52%) Cisco
15 33 (20.89%) Citrix
16 30 (18.99%) DHCP
16 30 (18.99%) SQL
17 29 (18.35%) SQL Server
17 29 (18.35%) SAN
18 28 (17.72%) PowerShell
19 27 (17.09%) Security Cleared
19 27 (17.09%) Hyper-V
19 27 (17.09%) MS Office
19 27 (17.09%) HP
20 25 (15.82%) Linux
20 25 (15.82%) vSphere
21 24 (15.19%) XenApp
21 24 (15.19%) SC Cleared
21 24 (15.19%) IIS
21 24 (15.19%) Firewall

WSUS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 49 (31.01%) MS Exchange
2 24 (15.19%) IIS
3 18 (11.39%) Exchange Server 2010
4 15 (9.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 12 (7.59%) SharePoint
6 10 (6.33%) Lync
7 7 (4.43%) SharePoint 2010
7 7 (4.43%) Office Communications Server
8 5 (3.16%) Exchange Server 2007
9 4 (2.53%) Exchange Server 2003
9 4 (2.53%) Apache
10 3 (1.90%) Moodle
11 2 (1.27%) Exchange Server 5.5
11 2 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2013
12 1 (0.63%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.63%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.63%) BizTalk Server
12 1 (0.63%) OpenStack
Applications
1 27 (17.09%) MS Office
2 18 (11.39%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.63%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.63%) assyst
1 1 (0.63%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.63%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 11 (6.96%) Office 365
2 5 (3.16%) PaaS
3 3 (1.90%) IaaS
3 3 (1.90%) SaaS
4 1 (0.63%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 56 (35.44%) DNS
2 30 (18.99%) DHCP
3 29 (18.35%) SAN
4 24 (15.19%) Firewall
5 23 (14.56%) LAN
6 18 (11.39%) WAN
7 11 (6.96%) TCP/IP
7 11 (6.96%) VPN
8 9 (5.70%) SSL
8 9 (5.70%) BIG-IP
9 8 (5.06%) MPLS
9 8 (5.06%) DSL
10 5 (3.16%) DMZ
11 4 (2.53%) SMS
11 4 (2.53%) VLAN
11 4 (2.53%) Cisco IPT
11 4 (2.53%) iSCSI
12 3 (1.90%) NAS
12 3 (1.90%) Kerberos
13 2 (1.27%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (18.35%) SQL Server
2 13 (8.23%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (6.33%) SQL Server 2000
3 10 (6.33%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (2.53%) MySQL
5 2 (1.27%) SQL Server 7
6 1 (0.63%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.63%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.63%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.63%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.63%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.63%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 12 (7.59%) MSI
2 3 (1.90%) AdminStudio
3 1 (0.63%) Subversion
3 1 (0.63%) JIRA
3 1 (0.63%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 20 (12.66%) Finance
2 7 (4.43%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.53%) Banking
4 3 (1.90%) Publishing
5 2 (1.27%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.27%) Back Office
5 2 (1.27%) Law
5 2 (1.27%) Marketing
6 1 (0.63%) Spanish Language
6 1 (0.63%) Billing
6 1 (0.63%) Legal
6 1 (0.63%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.63%) Advertising
6 1 (0.63%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 47 (29.75%) Analyst
2 33 (20.89%) Support Analyst
3 27 (17.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 13 (8.23%) 3rd Line Support
4 13 (8.23%) 2nd Line Support
5 12 (7.59%) Server Engineer
5 12 (7.59%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 11 (6.96%) IT Support
6 11 (6.96%) Administrator
6 11 (6.96%) IT Support Analyst
7 10 (6.33%) Desktop Support
7 10 (6.33%) Systems Engineer
8 9 (5.70%) Systems Administrator
8 9 (5.70%) Support Engineer
9 7 (4.43%) Security Analyst
9 7 (4.43%) Consultant
9 7 (4.43%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
9 7 (4.43%) IT Security Analyst
9 7 (4.43%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
10 6 (3.80%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (9.49%) Application Packaging
2 6 (3.80%) X-Windows
3 3 (1.90%) CSS
4 1 (0.63%) Web Services
4 1 (0.63%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 22 (13.92%) Blackberry
2 21 (13.29%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (12.03%) Clustering
4 11 (6.96%) Fat Client
4 11 (6.96%) Thin Client
5 9 (5.70%) Open Source
6 8 (5.06%) Management Information System
7 6 (3.80%) Client/Server
8 4 (2.53%) NHS
8 4 (2.53%) Replication
8 4 (2.53%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (1.90%) Data Structures
9 3 (1.90%) Algorithms
10 2 (1.27%) CMDB
10 2 (1.27%) PKI
11 1 (0.63%) Statistics
11 1 (0.63%) Freedom of Information Act
11 1 (0.63%) Computer Science
11 1 (0.63%) Freedom of Information
11 1 (0.63%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 146 (92.41%) Windows
2 92 (58.23%) Windows Server 2008
3 62 (39.24%) Windows Server 2003
4 57 (36.08%) Windows 7
5 38 (24.05%) Windows Server 2012
6 25 (15.82%) Linux
7 17 (10.76%) Windows XP
8 14 (8.86%) Windows 8
9 13 (8.23%) Windows 2000
10 12 (7.59%) Ubuntu
11 9 (5.70%) Mac OS X Server
12 8 (5.06%) Windows Vista
13 5 (3.16%) Windows 2000 Server
13 5 (3.16%) UNIX
14 4 (2.53%) Mac OS X
15 3 (1.90%) CentOS
15 3 (1.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 1 (0.63%) Android
16 1 (0.63%) VMS
16 1 (0.63%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (23.42%) ITIL
2 19 (12.03%) Problem Management
3 13 (8.23%) Configuration Management
3 13 (8.23%) Disaster Recovery
4 10 (6.33%) Migration
4 10 (6.33%) Service Management
5 9 (5.70%) Change Management
5 9 (5.70%) Asset Management
5 9 (5.70%) Software Deployment
6 8 (5.06%) Performance Tuning
6 8 (5.06%) BCP
6 8 (5.06%) ITSM
7 7 (4.43%) Business Continuity
7 7 (4.43%) Performance Management
7 7 (4.43%) Business Continuity Planning
8 6 (3.80%) Performance Monitoring
8 6 (3.80%) SIEM
8 6 (3.80%) Load Balancing
8 6 (3.80%) Information Security
9 5 (3.16%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 30 (18.99%) SQL
2 28 (17.72%) PowerShell
3 21 (13.29%) VBScript
4 13 (8.23%) Python
5 12 (7.59%) Perl
6 11 (6.96%) VB
6 11 (6.96%) Shell Script
7 6 (3.80%) Java
8 3 (1.90%) C#
9 2 (1.27%) C
10 1 (0.63%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 27 (17.09%) Security Cleared
2 24 (15.19%) SC Cleared
3 12 (7.59%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (5.70%) MCSE
5 8 (5.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 7 (4.43%) CCNA
6 7 (4.43%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (3.80%) CISMP
7 6 (3.80%) Degree
7 6 (3.80%) SSCP
7 6 (3.80%) GIAC
7 6 (3.80%) CEH
8 5 (3.16%) DV Cleared
8 5 (3.16%) VCP4
9 4 (2.53%) MCITP
9 4 (2.53%) MCSA
10 3 (1.90%) MCP
11 2 (1.27%) PCI QSA
12 1 (0.63%) CCA
12 1 (0.63%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.80%) PCI DSS
2 4 (2.53%) SLA
3 1 (0.63%) QA
System Software
1 110 (69.62%) Active Directory
2 48 (30.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (17.09%) Hyper-V
4 25 (15.82%) vSphere
5 24 (15.19%) XenApp
6 17 (10.76%) Microsoft App-V
7 11 (6.96%) XenDesktop
8 10 (6.33%) Samba
9 8 (5.06%) Terminal Services
9 8 (5.06%) ISA Server
9 8 (5.06%) VMware ESXi
10 7 (4.43%) VMware ESX
11 6 (3.80%) Forefront TMG
11 6 (3.80%) Xen
11 6 (3.80%) NLBS
11 6 (3.80%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 5 (3.16%) Firmware
13 4 (2.53%) MetaFrame
14 3 (1.90%) NFS
15 2 (1.27%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 61 (38.61%) SCCM
2 19 (12.03%) NetBackup
3 13 (8.23%) SCOM
4 10 (6.33%) Backup Exec
4 10 (6.33%) Puppet
5 6 (3.80%) McAfee ePO
6 3 (1.90%) Nessus
7 2 (1.27%) OVSD
7 2 (1.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (1.27%) HP SIM
7 2 (1.27%) HP Data Protector
8 1 (0.63%) MOM
8 1 (0.63%) Red Hat Satellite
8 1 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.63%) SCDPM
8 1 (0.63%) SCSM
8 1 (0.63%) Netcool
8 1 (0.63%) ARCserve
8 1 (0.63%) BladeLogic
8 1 (0.63%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 102 (64.56%) Microsoft
2 85 (53.80%) VMware
3 34 (21.52%) Cisco
4 33 (20.89%) Citrix
5 27 (17.09%) HP
6 16 (10.13%) Dell
6 16 (10.13%) McAfee
7 15 (9.49%) NetApp
8 13 (8.23%) Symantec
9 10 (6.33%) Apple
9 10 (6.33%) Altiris
10 9 (5.70%) Sophos
10 9 (5.70%) Wyse
11 8 (5.06%) AppSense
11 8 (5.06%) CheckPoint
11 8 (5.06%) EMC
12 7 (4.43%) Red Hat
13 6 (3.80%) Veritas
14 5 (3.16%) Remedy
15 4 (2.53%) Reuters
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