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 1 September 2014 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
Rank 502 502 501
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Contract jobs citing WSUS 73 59 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.14% 0.12% 0.14%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.85% 1.66% 2.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 37 52
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£320 £313 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +7.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £260 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £450 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £294 £305 £255
% change year-on-year
-3.68% +19.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 4
Average hourly rate £20.50 £18.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.88% -18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.30 £14.50 £13.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £189.20 £90.30 £24.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -20.00%
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
3945 3557 3522
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 7.71% 7.29% 6.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 2337 2107 1863
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £210 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 146 152 161
Average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.52% +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £12.99 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.11 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.06 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+0.30% +11.11%

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 1 September 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
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 1 September 2014.

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 1 September 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
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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 -1 25 £325 -7.14% 11
South East -7 19 £300 -4.00% 10
South West -30 11 £313 -
East of England -15 9 £281 - 4
North West -3 3 £410 +43.23% 2
North East - 3 £240 - 1
East Midlands +1 2 £335 +25.23% 2
Yorkshire +5 1 - - 2
West Midlands -12 1 - -
WSUS
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WSUS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 September 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.

1 159 (93.53%) Windows
2 116 (68.24%) Active Directory
3 107 (62.94%) Microsoft
4 83 (48.82%) Windows Server 2008
5 80 (47.06%) Windows 7
6 71 (41.76%) VMware
7 60 (35.29%) SCCM
8 48 (28.24%) MS Exchange
9 46 (27.06%) ITIL
10 45 (26.47%) DNS
11 42 (24.71%) DHCP
11 42 (24.71%) Windows Server 2003
12 41 (24.12%) Citrix
13 40 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
14 38 (22.35%) Firewall
15 36 (21.18%) Cisco
15 36 (21.18%) PowerShell
16 33 (19.41%) SQL Server
16 33 (19.41%) MS Office
17 31 (18.24%) SAN
17 31 (18.24%) Security Cleared
17 31 (18.24%) Hyper-V
18 30 (17.65%) WAN
19 28 (16.47%) LAN
19 28 (16.47%) Blackberry
20 27 (15.88%) MS Excel
21 25 (14.71%) Linux
21 25 (14.71%) Service Management
21 25 (14.71%) Windows Server 2012
22 24 (14.12%) Blackberry Enterprise Server

WSUS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 48 (28.24%) MS Exchange
2 24 (14.12%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 22 (12.94%) IIS
4 13 (7.65%) Exchange Server 2010
5 10 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2007
6 8 (4.71%) SharePoint
7 6 (3.53%) Lync
8 4 (2.35%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (2.35%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (1.18%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (1.18%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.59%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2000
10 1 (0.59%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.59%) SAS
Applications
1 33 (19.41%) MS Office
2 27 (15.88%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.59%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.59%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.94%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.35%) SaaS
3 3 (1.76%) Office 365
4 1 (0.59%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 45 (26.47%) DNS
2 42 (24.71%) DHCP
3 38 (22.35%) Firewall
4 31 (18.24%) SAN
5 30 (17.65%) WAN
6 28 (16.47%) LAN
7 20 (11.76%) MPLS
8 19 (11.18%) DSL
8 19 (11.18%) BIG-IP
8 19 (11.18%) TCP/IP
8 19 (11.18%) VPN
9 12 (7.06%) LDAP
10 7 (4.12%) IPv4
10 7 (4.12%) IPv6
11 6 (3.53%) Internet
12 5 (2.94%) Wireless
13 3 (1.76%) Wi-Fi
13 3 (1.76%) VLAN
13 3 (1.76%) iSCSI
13 3 (1.76%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (19.41%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.94%) SQL Server 2012
2 5 (2.94%) Oracle Database
3 3 (1.76%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (1.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.59%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.59%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.59%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 15 (8.82%) MSI
1 15 (8.82%) InstallShield
2 2 (1.18%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.59%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.59%) JIRA
General
1 14 (8.24%) Finance
2 11 (6.47%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.35%) French Language
4 3 (1.76%) Banking
4 3 (1.76%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.18%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.59%) Advertising
6 1 (0.59%) Military
6 1 (0.59%) Legal
6 1 (0.59%) Marketing
6 1 (0.59%) Retail
Job Titles
1 31 (18.24%) Analyst
2 19 (11.18%) SCCM Engineer
3 18 (10.59%) Support Engineer
3 18 (10.59%) Server Engineer
4 16 (9.41%) Support Analyst
5 14 (8.24%) Consultant
6 13 (7.65%) Administrator
7 12 (7.06%) Systems Engineer
7 12 (7.06%) Windows Server Engineer
8 11 (6.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 10 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support
9 10 (5.88%) Systems Administrator
9 10 (5.88%) Operations Analyst
10 8 (4.71%) Windows Engineer
11 7 (4.12%) Wintel Consultant
11 7 (4.12%) 3rd Line Support
12 6 (3.53%) Wintel Support
13 5 (2.94%) Integration Engineer
13 5 (2.94%) Systems Integration Engineer
13 5 (2.94%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.53%) Web Services
2 5 (2.94%) JSP
2 5 (2.94%) Software Packaging
3 4 (2.35%) .NET
3 4 (2.35%) WAP
4 2 (1.18%) OLE
4 2 (1.18%) Application Packaging
5 1 (0.59%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 28 (16.47%) Blackberry
2 18 (10.59%) Clustering
3 15 (8.82%) Fat Client
3 15 (8.82%) Thin Client
4 11 (6.47%) iPad
5 8 (4.71%) PKI
6 6 (3.53%) iPhone
7 5 (2.94%) Replication
7 5 (2.94%) Client/Server
8 3 (1.76%) EqualLogic
9 2 (1.18%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.18%) Handset
9 2 (1.18%) SecurID
9 2 (1.18%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (1.18%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.59%) CMDB
10 1 (0.59%) Statistics
10 1 (0.59%) PMI
10 1 (0.59%) Firmware
10 1 (0.59%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 159 (93.53%) Windows
2 83 (48.82%) Windows Server 2008
3 80 (47.06%) Windows 7
4 42 (24.71%) Windows Server 2003
5 25 (14.71%) Linux
5 25 (14.71%) Windows Server 2012
6 22 (12.94%) Windows 8
7 16 (9.41%) Windows XP
8 5 (2.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (1.76%) Windows Vista
9 3 (1.76%) Windows 2000
10 2 (1.18%) UNIX
10 2 (1.18%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.59%) Android
11 1 (0.59%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.59%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.59%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.59%) Windows NT
11 1 (0.59%) AIX
11 1 (0.59%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (27.06%) ITIL
2 25 (14.71%) Service Management
3 21 (12.35%) Migration
4 17 (10.00%) Performance Management
5 11 (6.47%) Problem Management
6 9 (5.29%) Disaster Recovery
7 8 (4.71%) Project Management
8 7 (4.12%) Software Distribution
8 7 (4.12%) Performance Tuning
9 6 (3.53%) Data Protection
9 6 (3.53%) ITIL V3
9 6 (3.53%) Configuration Management
9 6 (3.53%) ITSM
10 5 (2.94%) Compatibility Testing
10 5 (2.94%) Business Continuity
10 5 (2.94%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 5 (2.94%) Customer Engagement
10 5 (2.94%) Performance Monitoring
10 5 (2.94%) Capacity Management
11 4 (2.35%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 36 (21.18%) PowerShell
2 18 (10.59%) SQL
3 14 (8.24%) C#
4 5 (2.94%) VBScript
5 2 (1.18%) VB
6 1 (0.59%) Winbatch
Qualifications
1 31 (18.24%) Security Cleared
2 22 (12.94%) SC Cleared
2 22 (12.94%) Microsoft Certification
3 14 (8.24%) MCSE
4 12 (7.06%) MCITP
5 7 (4.12%) CCNA
5 7 (4.12%) MCP
5 7 (4.12%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (3.53%) Degree
6 6 (3.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 6 (3.53%) MCTS
7 4 (2.35%) MCSA
8 2 (1.18%) CCNP
8 2 (1.18%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (1.18%) DV Cleared
8 2 (1.18%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.59%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.59%) CCA
9 1 (0.59%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.71%) SLA
1 8 (4.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (1.76%) BS7799
2 3 (1.76%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.59%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 116 (68.24%) Active Directory
2 40 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (18.24%) Hyper-V
4 16 (9.41%) NLBS
4 16 (9.41%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 13 (7.65%) Xen
5 13 (7.65%) XenApp
6 11 (6.47%) vSphere
6 11 (6.47%) Terminal Services
7 6 (3.53%) VMware ESX
7 6 (3.53%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (2.35%) ISA Server
9 3 (1.76%) DFS Replication
10 2 (1.18%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.59%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.59%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 60 (35.29%) SCCM
2 19 (11.18%) SCOM
3 15 (8.82%) Backup Exec
4 10 (5.88%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 8 (4.71%) McAfee ePO
6 7 (4.12%) NetBackup
6 7 (4.12%) Norton AntiVirus
7 4 (2.35%) WhatsUp Gold
7 4 (2.35%) Sysprep
7 4 (2.35%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 3 (1.76%) SCVMM
9 2 (1.18%) Business Desktop Deployment
9 2 (1.18%) HP SIM
9 2 (1.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 1 (0.59%) ARCserve
10 1 (0.59%) CiscoWorks
10 1 (0.59%) MOM
10 1 (0.59%) Cisco IPCC
10 1 (0.59%) WMI
10 1 (0.59%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 107 (62.94%) Microsoft
2 71 (41.76%) VMware
3 41 (24.12%) Citrix
4 36 (21.18%) Cisco
5 24 (14.12%) HP
6 23 (13.53%) Symantec
7 22 (12.94%) McAfee
8 19 (11.18%) CheckPoint
9 16 (9.41%) Dell
10 8 (4.71%) Apple
11 7 (4.12%) EMC
11 7 (4.12%) IBM
12 6 (3.53%) Oracle
12 6 (3.53%) NetApp
13 5 (2.94%) CommVault
13 5 (2.94%) F5
13 5 (2.94%) Lumension
14 4 (2.35%) Sophos
14 4 (2.35%) Red Hat
15 3 (1.76%) Avaya
Southend-On-Sea, Essex
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £1 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £350 - £380 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Gosport, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £180.00 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago