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 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
Rank 509 505 502
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -3
Contract jobs citing WSUS 69 64 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.13% 0.13% 0.14%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.72% 1.84% 2.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 36 48
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£295 £311 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.22% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £231 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £294 £311 £268
% change year-on-year
-5.62% +16.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 5
Average hourly rate £21.00 £23.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.63% +9.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.60 £16.80 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £100.00 £57.50 £24.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £24.75 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+51.51% +50.00%
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
4022 3481 3434
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 7.70% 7.22% 6.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 2403 2086 1830
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 £250 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £313
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +8.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 154 154 161
Average hourly rate £21.75 £22.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.75 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.50 £18.25
% change year-on-year
-4.25% +28.76%

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 19 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 19 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 19 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 +17 30 £295 -4.06% 13
South East -1 14 £400 +28.00% 8
South West -36 9 £325 -
East of England -13 8 £275 - 1
North East - 3 £240 -
East Midlands +1 2 £335 +25.23% 1
Yorkshire - 2 £425 -
North West -13 1 - - 2
West Midlands -18 1 - - 1
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WSUS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 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.

1 167 (95.98%) Windows
2 125 (71.84%) Active Directory
3 110 (63.22%) Microsoft
4 91 (52.30%) Windows Server 2008
5 88 (50.57%) Windows 7
6 81 (46.55%) VMware
7 57 (32.76%) SCCM
8 53 (30.46%) MS Exchange
9 49 (28.16%) Windows Server 2003
10 46 (26.44%) ITIL
11 45 (25.86%) DNS
11 45 (25.86%) Citrix
11 45 (25.86%) VMware Infrastructure
12 44 (25.29%) Cisco
12 44 (25.29%) Firewall
13 42 (24.14%) DHCP
14 39 (22.41%) MS Office
15 35 (20.11%) SQL Server
16 34 (19.54%) SAN
17 33 (18.97%) Hyper-V
18 32 (18.39%) WAN
19 31 (17.82%) Blackberry
19 31 (17.82%) Security Cleared
20 30 (17.24%) PowerShell
20 30 (17.24%) LAN
21 28 (16.09%) Windows Server 2012
22 27 (15.52%) Symantec
22 27 (15.52%) Service Management
23 26 (14.94%) MS Excel
24 25 (14.37%) Linux

WSUS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 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 53 (30.46%) MS Exchange
2 25 (14.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 24 (13.79%) IIS
4 13 (7.47%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (4.60%) SharePoint
5 8 (4.60%) Exchange Server 2007
6 7 (4.02%) Exchange Server 2003
7 6 (3.45%) Lync
8 4 (2.30%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (1.15%) Exchange Server 5.5
9 2 (1.15%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (1.15%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.57%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2000
10 1 (0.57%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.57%) SAS
Applications
1 39 (22.41%) MS Office
2 26 (14.94%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.57%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.57%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.57%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.87%) SaaS
1 5 (2.87%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.72%) Office 365
3 1 (0.57%) PaaS
3 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.57%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 45 (25.86%) DNS
2 44 (25.29%) Firewall
3 42 (24.14%) DHCP
4 34 (19.54%) SAN
5 32 (18.39%) WAN
6 30 (17.24%) LAN
7 22 (12.64%) MPLS
7 22 (12.64%) BIG-IP
8 21 (12.07%) DSL
8 21 (12.07%) TCP/IP
9 20 (11.49%) VPN
10 12 (6.90%) LDAP
11 7 (4.02%) IPv4
11 7 (4.02%) IPv6
12 5 (2.87%) Wireless
12 5 (2.87%) Internet
13 3 (1.72%) Cisco ASA
13 3 (1.72%) NAS
13 3 (1.72%) iSCSI
13 3 (1.72%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (20.11%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.87%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (2.87%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (1.72%) Oracle Database
3 3 (1.72%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (1.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (1.72%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (1.15%) SQL Server 7
5 1 (0.57%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 14 (8.05%) MSI
2 13 (7.47%) InstallShield
3 2 (1.15%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.57%) JIRA
4 1 (0.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 14 (8.05%) Finance
2 11 (6.32%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.72%) Investment Banking
3 3 (1.72%) Banking
4 2 (1.15%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.15%) French Language
5 1 (0.57%) Marketing
5 1 (0.57%) Retail
5 1 (0.57%) Military
5 1 (0.57%) Advertising
5 1 (0.57%) Legal
Job Titles
1 35 (20.11%) Analyst
2 20 (11.49%) Support Analyst
3 19 (10.92%) Support Engineer
3 19 (10.92%) Server Engineer
4 16 (9.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 16 (9.20%) Systems Engineer
4 16 (9.20%) SCCM Engineer
5 13 (7.47%) Administrator
6 12 (6.90%) Windows Server Engineer
7 11 (6.32%) Operations Analyst
8 10 (5.75%) 2nd Line Support
8 10 (5.75%) Consultant
8 10 (5.75%) Systems Administrator
9 9 (5.17%) 3rd Line Support
10 8 (4.60%) Windows Engineer
11 7 (4.02%) Integration Engineer
11 7 (4.02%) Systems Integration Engineer
12 6 (3.45%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 5 (2.87%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
13 5 (2.87%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.45%) Web Services
2 5 (2.87%) Software Packaging
2 5 (2.87%) JSP
3 4 (2.30%) WAP
4 3 (1.72%) Application Packaging
4 3 (1.72%) .NET
5 2 (1.15%) X-Windows
5 2 (1.15%) OLE
6 1 (0.57%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 31 (17.82%) Blackberry
2 17 (9.77%) Thin Client
2 17 (9.77%) Fat Client
2 17 (9.77%) Clustering
3 11 (6.32%) iPad
4 7 (4.02%) Client/Server
5 6 (3.45%) PKI
5 6 (3.45%) iPhone
6 5 (2.87%) Replication
7 4 (2.30%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (1.72%) EqualLogic
9 2 (1.15%) Firmware
9 2 (1.15%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.15%) Handset
9 2 (1.15%) SecurID
9 2 (1.15%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.57%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.57%) CMDB
10 1 (0.57%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.57%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 167 (95.98%) Windows
2 91 (52.30%) Windows Server 2008
3 88 (50.57%) Windows 7
4 49 (28.16%) Windows Server 2003
5 28 (16.09%) Windows Server 2012
6 25 (14.37%) Linux
7 23 (13.22%) Windows 8
8 19 (10.92%) Windows XP
9 4 (2.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (1.72%) Windows 2000 Server
10 3 (1.72%) Windows Vista
10 3 (1.72%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.57%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.57%) Android
11 1 (0.57%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.57%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.57%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (26.44%) ITIL
2 27 (15.52%) Service Management
3 19 (10.92%) Performance Management
4 17 (9.77%) Migration
5 14 (8.05%) Problem Management
6 11 (6.32%) Disaster Recovery
7 8 (4.60%) Performance Tuning
8 7 (4.02%) Load Balancing
8 7 (4.02%) ITSM
8 7 (4.02%) Configuration Management
9 6 (3.45%) Business Continuity
9 6 (3.45%) Performance Monitoring
9 6 (3.45%) Software Distribution
9 6 (3.45%) ITIL V3
10 5 (2.87%) Capacity Management
10 5 (2.87%) Customer Engagement
10 5 (2.87%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 5 (2.87%) Compatibility Testing
10 5 (2.87%) Data Protection
10 5 (2.87%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (17.24%) PowerShell
2 18 (10.34%) SQL
3 13 (7.47%) C#
4 5 (2.87%) VBScript
5 2 (1.15%) VB
6 1 (0.57%) Winbatch
6 1 (0.57%) Java
6 1 (0.57%) Perl
6 1 (0.57%) Python
Qualifications
1 31 (17.82%) Security Cleared
2 23 (13.22%) Microsoft Certification
2 23 (13.22%) SC Cleared
3 15 (8.62%) MCSE
4 12 (6.90%) MCITP
5 8 (4.60%) CCNA
5 8 (4.60%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (4.60%) MCP
6 6 (3.45%) MCTS
6 6 (3.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 6 (3.45%) Degree
7 5 (2.87%) MCSA
8 4 (2.30%) DV Cleared
9 3 (1.72%) CCNP
10 2 (1.15%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (1.15%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.57%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.57%) CCA
11 1 (0.57%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.60%) SLA
1 8 (4.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (1.72%) ISO 9001
2 3 (1.72%) BS7799
3 1 (0.57%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 125 (71.84%) Active Directory
2 45 (25.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (18.97%) Hyper-V
4 18 (10.34%) NLBS
5 15 (8.62%) Terminal Services
6 14 (8.05%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 14 (8.05%) Xen
6 14 (8.05%) vSphere
6 14 (8.05%) XenApp
7 8 (4.60%) VMware ESXi
8 7 (4.02%) VMware ESX
9 5 (2.87%) DFS Replication
10 4 (2.30%) ISA Server
11 2 (1.15%) VMware Server
12 1 (0.57%) vCloud
12 1 (0.57%) XenDesktop
12 1 (0.57%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 1 (0.57%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.57%) MetaFrame
12 1 (0.57%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 57 (32.76%) SCCM
2 17 (9.77%) SCOM
3 15 (8.62%) Backup Exec
4 11 (6.32%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 10 (5.75%) NetBackup
6 9 (5.17%) McAfee ePO
7 7 (4.02%) Norton AntiVirus
8 4 (2.30%) WhatsUp Gold
8 4 (2.30%) Sysprep
9 3 (1.72%) SCVMM
10 2 (1.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 2 (1.15%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 2 (1.15%) XenMobile
10 2 (1.15%) HP SIM
11 1 (0.57%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 1 (0.57%) FortiGate
11 1 (0.57%) WMI
11 1 (0.57%) Business Desktop Deployment
11 1 (0.57%) Cisco IPCC
11 1 (0.57%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 110 (63.22%) Microsoft
2 81 (46.55%) VMware
3 45 (25.86%) Citrix
4 44 (25.29%) Cisco
5 27 (15.52%) Symantec
6 24 (13.79%) HP
7 21 (12.07%) CheckPoint
8 20 (11.49%) McAfee
9 19 (10.92%) Dell
10 10 (5.75%) EMC
11 9 (5.17%) IBM
12 8 (4.60%) Apple
13 7 (4.02%) NetApp
14 6 (3.45%) F5
15 5 (2.87%) Lumension
15 5 (2.87%) CommVault
16 4 (2.30%) Sophos
16 4 (2.30%) Oracle
16 4 (2.30%) Wyse
17 3 (1.72%) Veeam
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