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 16 January 2017 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
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
UK / England
Rank 483 512 529
Rank change year-on-year
+29 +17
Contract jobs citing WSUS 92 78 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.22% 0.17% 0.15%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.10% 1.95% 1.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 40 37
Median daily rate £362 £330 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.69% -2.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £501 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £362 £353 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.55% +17.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 12 11
Median hourly rate £31.50 £37.50 £29.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.00% +26.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £16.20 £18.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £44.80 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.50 £37.50 £29.75
% change year-on-year
+24.00% +26.05%

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
4380 4001 4185
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 10.56% 8.76% 9.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 2911 2497 2540
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £290 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £580 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 141 134
Median hourly rate £30.00 £22.50 £19.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +16.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £52.50 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.25 £21.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-3.57% -

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 16 January 2017.

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 16 January 2017.

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 16 January 2017. 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 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 +13 34 £350 +22.80% 6
South East +7 27 £350 -0.70% 2
North West +26 12 £469 - 3
West Midlands -1 8 £450 +12.50% 1
East of England - 7 £181 -
Yorkshire +13 2 - - 6
South West +11 1 - -
North East -23 1 £320 +14.28%
WSUS
UK

WSUS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, 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.

1 181 (82.65%) Windows
2 169 (77.17%) Active Directory
3 162 (73.97%) Microsoft
4 117 (53.42%) Windows Server
5 104 (47.49%) SCCM
6 97 (44.29%) VMware
7 87 (39.73%) PowerShell
8 71 (32.42%) Windows Server 2008
9 69 (31.51%) Windows Server 2012
10 66 (30.14%) VMware Infrastructure
11 64 (29.22%) DNS
12 63 (28.77%) ITIL
13 54 (24.66%) HP
14 52 (23.74%) SQL
15 50 (22.83%) DHCP
16 49 (22.37%) Windows 7
17 47 (21.46%) Citrix
18 44 (20.09%) Firewall
19 43 (19.63%) Security Cleared
20 39 (17.81%) Cisco
21 38 (17.35%) MS Exchange
21 38 (17.35%) Windows Server 2003
21 38 (17.35%) Hyper-V
22 37 (16.89%) SQL Server
23 34 (15.53%) VB
24 33 (15.07%) Symantec
24 33 (15.07%) Dell
25 31 (14.16%) Finance
25 31 (14.16%) SCOM
26 30 (13.70%) SC Cleared

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 38 (17.35%) MS Exchange
2 30 (13.70%) Exchange Server 2010
2 30 (13.70%) IIS
3 16 (7.31%) Skype for Business
4 14 (6.39%) Exchange Server 2007
4 14 (6.39%) Exchange Server 2013
5 11 (5.02%) SharePoint
6 6 (2.74%) IBM Domino
7 5 (2.28%) Exchange Server 2003
8 4 (1.83%) Apache
9 3 (1.37%) Documentum
9 3 (1.37%) SharePoint Server
9 3 (1.37%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.91%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (0.91%) Exchange Server 5.5
Applications
1 30 (13.70%) MS Excel
2 29 (13.24%) MS Office
3 8 (3.65%) MS Visio
4 6 (2.74%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.46%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 24 (10.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (6.85%) Office 365
3 7 (3.20%) G Suite
4 6 (2.74%) SaaS
5 4 (1.83%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (1.37%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.46%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 64 (29.22%) DNS
2 50 (22.83%) DHCP
3 44 (20.09%) Firewall
4 24 (10.96%) LAN
5 21 (9.59%) WAN
6 17 (7.76%) SAN
7 15 (6.85%) TCP/IP
8 14 (6.39%) Skype
9 13 (5.94%) NAS
10 12 (5.48%) SMTP
11 11 (5.02%) Cisco IOS
12 10 (4.57%) Network Security
13 9 (4.11%) Internet
14 8 (3.65%) IP Telephony
15 7 (3.20%) VoIP
15 7 (3.20%) VPN
16 6 (2.74%) iSCSI
16 6 (2.74%) MPLS
16 6 (2.74%) Wireless
17 5 (2.28%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (16.89%) SQL Server
2 15 (6.85%) SQL Server 2012
3 13 (5.94%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (0.91%) Azure SQL Database
4 2 (0.91%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.46%) EDMS
5 1 (0.46%) MySQL
5 1 (0.46%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 14 (6.39%) MSI
2 4 (1.83%) Visual Studio
3 3 (1.37%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.91%) AdminStudio
5 1 (0.46%) InstallShield
General
1 31 (14.16%) Finance
2 12 (5.48%) Banking
3 11 (5.02%) Legal
4 6 (2.74%) Electronics
5 5 (2.28%) Law
6 4 (1.83%) Advertising
6 4 (1.83%) Military
7 3 (1.37%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.91%) Games
8 2 (0.91%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.91%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.46%) Back Office
9 1 (0.46%) Local Government
9 1 (0.46%) Marketing
9 1 (0.46%) Retail
Job Titles
1 26 (11.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 26 (11.87%) Windows Engineer
2 25 (11.42%) Administrator
2 25 (11.42%) Analyst
3 21 (9.59%) Consultant
4 20 (9.13%) Support Analyst
5 19 (8.68%) Desktop Support
5 19 (8.68%) Systems Administrator
6 16 (7.31%) Desktop Analyst
6 16 (7.31%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 13 (5.94%) Support Engineer
8 12 (5.48%) SCCM Engineer
9 11 (5.02%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 9 (4.11%) Systems Engineer
10 9 (4.11%) VMware Engineer
11 8 (3.65%) Azure Engineer
11 8 (3.65%) Deployment Engineer
11 8 (3.65%) DevOps Engineer
12 7 (3.20%) Active Directory Engineer
12 7 (3.20%) SCCM Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.74%) Web Services
2 5 (2.28%) .NET
3 4 (1.83%) Middleware
4 3 (1.37%) OAuth
4 3 (1.37%) SAML
5 1 (0.46%) 802.1X
5 1 (0.46%) REST
5 1 (0.46%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 25 (11.42%) Data Centre
2 14 (6.39%) Clustering
2 14 (6.39%) Management Information System
3 7 (3.20%) Client/Server
3 7 (3.20%) Enterprise Software
3 7 (3.20%) Video Conferencing
4 6 (2.74%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (2.74%) Cloud Native
5 5 (2.28%) Cryptography
5 5 (2.28%) Driving Licence
6 4 (1.83%) EMC VNX
6 4 (1.83%) PKI
6 4 (1.83%) Private Cloud
6 4 (1.83%) Smartphone
6 4 (1.83%) Statistics
7 3 (1.37%) CCTV
7 3 (1.37%) CMDB
7 3 (1.37%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.91%) Blackberry
8 2 (0.91%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 181 (82.65%) Windows
2 117 (53.42%) Windows Server
3 71 (32.42%) Windows Server 2008
4 69 (31.51%) Windows Server 2012
5 49 (22.37%) Windows 7
6 38 (17.35%) Windows Server 2003
7 30 (13.70%) Linux
8 28 (12.79%) Windows 10
9 23 (10.50%) Android
10 11 (5.02%) Apple iOS
11 10 (4.57%) Windows 8
12 8 (3.65%) Mac OS X
12 8 (3.65%) Windows XP
13 7 (3.20%) Ubuntu
13 7 (3.20%) Windows Vista
14 5 (2.28%) Unix
15 3 (1.37%) Mac OS X Server
16 2 (0.91%) AIX
16 2 (0.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 1 (0.46%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (28.77%) ITIL
2 28 (12.79%) Software Deployment
3 24 (10.96%) Change Management
3 24 (10.96%) Migration
4 23 (10.50%) Patch Management
5 17 (7.76%) Mobile Device Management
6 16 (7.31%) Software Distribution
7 15 (6.85%) Virtual Infrastructure
8 13 (5.94%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (5.94%) Data Centre Operations
8 13 (5.94%) DevOps
8 13 (5.94%) Security Patching
9 12 (5.48%) Infrastructure Monitoring
10 11 (5.02%) Multi-Factor Authentication
10 11 (5.02%) Problem Management
10 11 (5.02%) Two-Factor Authentication
11 10 (4.57%) Change Control
11 10 (4.57%) Configuration Management
11 10 (4.57%) Release Management
11 10 (4.57%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 87 (39.73%) PowerShell
2 52 (23.74%) SQL
3 34 (15.53%) VB
4 27 (12.33%) VBScript
5 11 (5.02%) C#
6 10 (4.57%) Bash Shell
6 10 (4.57%) Python
6 10 (4.57%) T-SQL
7 5 (2.28%) JavaScript
8 4 (1.83%) PHP
9 3 (1.37%) Korn
9 3 (1.37%) Perl
10 2 (0.91%) VB6
11 1 (0.46%) C
11 1 (0.46%) Java
Qualifications
1 43 (19.63%) Security Cleared
2 30 (13.70%) SC Cleared
3 15 (6.85%) DV Cleared
4 14 (6.39%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (5.02%) MCP
6 9 (4.11%) MCSE
7 6 (2.74%) A+ Certification
8 5 (2.28%) Degree
9 4 (1.83%) CISSP
9 4 (1.83%) GCIH
9 4 (1.83%) GIAC
9 4 (1.83%) MCDST
10 3 (1.37%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (1.37%) DBS Check
10 3 (1.37%) MCITP
10 3 (1.37%) MCSA
10 3 (1.37%) MCTS
11 2 (0.91%) GISP
12 1 (0.46%) ACMT
12 1 (0.46%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (7.31%) SLA
2 8 (3.65%) Disclosure Scotland
3 6 (2.74%) PCI DSS
4 3 (1.37%) QA
4 3 (1.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 169 (77.17%) Active Directory
2 66 (30.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (17.35%) Hyper-V
4 24 (10.96%) XenDesktop
5 17 (7.76%) VMware ESX
6 14 (6.39%) XenApp
7 13 (5.94%) Microsoft App-V
8 11 (5.02%) vSphere
9 8 (3.65%) BitLocker
9 8 (3.65%) Docker
9 8 (3.65%) VMware ESXi
10 7 (3.20%) Xen
11 5 (2.28%) Virtual Servers
12 4 (1.83%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 3 (1.37%) Virtual Machines
13 3 (1.37%) VMware Workstation
14 2 (0.91%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 2 (0.91%) VMware GSX
15 1 (0.46%) VMware Server
15 1 (0.46%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 104 (47.49%) SCCM
2 31 (14.16%) SCOM
3 20 (9.13%) Norton AntiVirus
4 18 (8.22%) AirWatch
4 18 (8.22%) McAfee ePO
5 12 (5.48%) NetBackup
6 10 (4.57%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 10 (4.57%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 9 (4.11%) Puppet
8 8 (3.65%) SCVMM
9 6 (2.74%) BladeLogic
9 6 (2.74%) Sysprep
10 5 (2.28%) Backup Exec
10 5 (2.28%) Microsoft Clustering
11 4 (1.83%) HP Operations Orchestration
11 4 (1.83%) Nagios
11 4 (1.83%) NetVault Backup
12 3 (1.37%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 3 (1.37%) Microsoft Intune
12 3 (1.37%) WMI
Vendors
1 162 (73.97%) Microsoft
2 97 (44.29%) VMware
3 54 (24.66%) HP
4 47 (21.46%) Citrix
5 39 (17.81%) Cisco
6 33 (15.07%) Dell
6 33 (15.07%) Symantec
7 27 (12.33%) Intel Security
8 13 (5.94%) MobileIron
9 12 (5.48%) Apple
10 10 (4.57%) EMC
10 10 (4.57%) Sophos
11 9 (4.11%) LANDesk
12 8 (3.65%) CheckPoint
12 8 (3.65%) Google
13 6 (2.74%) CA
13 6 (2.74%) Lotus
13 6 (2.74%) ServiceNow
14 5 (2.28%) Lumension
14 5 (2.28%) NetApp