The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Systems Management category for the England region.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
Rank 450 476 487
Rank change year-on-year
+26 +11
Contract jobs citing WSUS 103 70 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.21% 0.15% 0.13%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.85% 2.04% 2.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 42 44
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£325 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £199 £239 £161
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £450 £362
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £301
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -0.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 8
Average hourly rate £21.00 £13.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+55.55% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.75 £12.50 £14.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £189.50 £20.50 £22.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £16.19 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+29.72% +7.91%
Systems Management Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
3619 3423 3501
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 7.55% 7.39% 6.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 2128 1963 1811
Average daily rate £388 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.73% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 118 161 164
Average hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% +21.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.66 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.45 £40.57 £37.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.31% +17.14%
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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 22 July 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 22 July 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 22 July 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
South East +9 42 £350 +4.47% 16
London +23 31 £340 -22.28% 8
South West -17 12 £313 +4.16% 2
East of England -13 11 £195 - 3
North West -11 3 £410 +43.23%
East Midlands -6 2 £335 +48.88% 1
West Midlands -10 2 £340 +4.61% 1
North East -18 1 £142 -
Yorkshire - - - - 2
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WSUS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 July 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.

1 178 (89.45%) Windows
2 134 (67.34%) Active Directory
3 125 (62.81%) Microsoft
4 93 (46.73%) SCCM
5 91 (45.73%) Windows Server 2008
6 89 (44.72%) VMware
7 83 (41.71%) Windows 7
8 56 (28.14%) ITIL
8 56 (28.14%) Citrix
9 54 (27.14%) VMware Infrastructure
10 52 (26.13%) Security Cleared
11 51 (25.63%) SQL Server
12 50 (25.13%) DNS
13 47 (23.62%) DHCP
13 47 (23.62%) Windows Server 2003
14 43 (21.61%) HP
14 43 (21.61%) MS Exchange
15 39 (19.60%) SAN
16 38 (19.10%) PowerShell
16 38 (19.10%) Hyper-V
17 37 (18.59%) MS Excel
18 36 (18.09%) Cisco
18 36 (18.09%) SC Cleared
19 35 (17.59%) Firewall
20 31 (15.58%) MS Office
20 31 (15.58%) Windows 8
21 27 (13.57%) Windows Server 2012
21 27 (13.57%) LAN
21 27 (13.57%) WAN
21 27 (13.57%) Blackberry

WSUS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 43 (21.61%) MS Exchange
2 23 (11.56%) IIS
3 21 (10.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 13 (6.53%) Exchange Server 2007
5 11 (5.53%) Exchange Server 2010
6 8 (4.02%) Lync
7 7 (3.52%) SharePoint
8 6 (3.02%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.50%) Exchange Server 5.5
10 1 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2000
10 1 (0.50%) SAS
10 1 (0.50%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 37 (18.59%) MS Excel
2 31 (15.58%) MS Office
3 1 (0.50%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.50%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 1 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.02%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.01%) Office 365
3 2 (1.01%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.50%) SaaS
4 1 (0.50%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 50 (25.13%) DNS
2 47 (23.62%) DHCP
3 39 (19.60%) SAN
4 35 (17.59%) Firewall
5 27 (13.57%) LAN
5 27 (13.57%) WAN
6 18 (9.05%) VPN
7 17 (8.54%) MPLS
7 17 (8.54%) BIG-IP
8 15 (7.54%) DSL
9 13 (6.53%) TCP/IP
10 12 (6.03%) LDAP
11 10 (5.03%) Internet
12 7 (3.52%) IPv4
12 7 (3.52%) IPv6
13 6 (3.02%) Wireless
14 4 (2.01%) NAS
14 4 (2.01%) iSCSI
15 3 (1.51%) VLAN
15 3 (1.51%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (25.63%) SQL Server
2 10 (5.03%) SQL Server 2000
3 9 (4.52%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (3.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (2.51%) Oracle Database
5 5 (2.51%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.50%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 15 (7.54%) MSI
1 15 (7.54%) InstallShield
2 2 (1.01%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.50%) JIRA
3 1 (0.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 19 (9.55%) Finance
2 9 (4.52%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.01%) Banking
3 4 (2.01%) French Language
4 3 (1.51%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.01%) Legal
5 2 (1.01%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.50%) Marketing
6 1 (0.50%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 26 (13.07%) Analyst
2 22 (11.06%) SCCM Engineer
3 20 (10.05%) Server Engineer
4 17 (8.54%) Consultant
4 17 (8.54%) Support Engineer
5 15 (7.54%) Administrator
6 14 (7.04%) Windows Server Engineer
6 14 (7.04%) Systems Administrator
7 13 (6.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 9 (4.52%) Operations Analyst
8 9 (4.52%) Support Analyst
8 9 (4.52%) Systems Engineer
8 9 (4.52%) Windows Engineer
9 8 (4.02%) Wintel Engineer
10 7 (3.52%) 3rd Line Support
10 7 (3.52%) Wintel Consultant
11 6 (3.02%) Technical Specialist
11 6 (3.02%) Windows Administrator
12 5 (2.51%) Wintel Support
12 5 (2.51%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.02%) Web Services
1 6 (3.02%) Software Packaging
2 5 (2.51%) JSP
3 4 (2.01%) WAP
3 4 (2.01%) .NET
4 2 (1.01%) Application Packaging
5 1 (0.50%) X-Windows
5 1 (0.50%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 27 (13.57%) Blackberry
2 22 (11.06%) Clustering
3 15 (7.54%) Thin Client
3 15 (7.54%) Fat Client
4 9 (4.52%) iPad
5 8 (4.02%) PKI
6 5 (2.51%) Replication
7 4 (2.01%) Client/Server
8 3 (1.51%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.51%) Wiki
8 3 (1.51%) EqualLogic
8 3 (1.51%) iPhone
9 2 (1.01%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (1.01%) Firmware
9 2 (1.01%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.01%) SecurID
10 1 (0.50%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.50%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 178 (89.45%) Windows
2 91 (45.73%) Windows Server 2008
3 83 (41.71%) Windows 7
4 47 (23.62%) Windows Server 2003
5 31 (15.58%) Windows 8
6 27 (13.57%) Windows Server 2012
7 26 (13.07%) Linux
8 16 (8.04%) Windows XP
9 5 (2.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (2.01%) UNIX
11 3 (1.51%) Windows Vista
12 2 (1.01%) Android
12 2 (1.01%) Windows 2000 Server
12 2 (1.01%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.50%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.50%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.50%) Windows NT
13 1 (0.50%) AIX
13 1 (0.50%) Solaris
13 1 (0.50%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (28.14%) ITIL
2 27 (13.57%) Service Management
3 26 (13.07%) Migration
4 17 (8.54%) Performance Management
5 16 (8.04%) Problem Management
6 13 (6.53%) Disaster Recovery
7 12 (6.03%) Project Management
8 10 (5.03%) Software Distribution
9 9 (4.52%) Performance Tuning
9 9 (4.52%) Customer Engagement
10 8 (4.02%) Data Protection
10 8 (4.02%) Configuration Management
11 6 (3.02%) ITIL V3
11 6 (3.02%) ITSM
12 5 (2.51%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 5 (2.51%) Compatibility Testing
12 5 (2.51%) Performance Monitoring
13 4 (2.01%) Capacity Management
13 4 (2.01%) Infrastructure Management
13 4 (2.01%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 38 (19.10%) PowerShell
2 24 (12.06%) SQL
3 14 (7.04%) C#
4 10 (5.03%) VBScript
5 4 (2.01%) VB
6 1 (0.50%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.50%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.50%) Java
6 1 (0.50%) Winbatch
Qualifications
1 52 (26.13%) Security Cleared
2 36 (18.09%) SC Cleared
3 24 (12.06%) Microsoft Certification
4 15 (7.54%) MCITP
5 13 (6.53%) MCSE
6 11 (5.53%) DV Cleared
7 10 (5.03%) MCTS
8 9 (4.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 9 (4.52%) Degree
8 9 (4.52%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (3.52%) CCNA
10 5 (2.51%) MCP
11 2 (1.01%) CCNP
11 2 (1.01%) MCSA
12 1 (0.50%) CCA
12 1 (0.50%) Citrix Certification
12 1 (0.50%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.50%) PMI Certification
12 1 (0.50%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (2.51%) SLA
3 2 (1.01%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.01%) BS7799
4 1 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.50%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 134 (67.34%) Active Directory
2 54 (27.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (19.10%) Hyper-V
4 26 (13.07%) XenApp
5 17 (8.54%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 16 (8.04%) vSphere
7 15 (7.54%) NLBS
8 13 (6.53%) Xen
8 13 (6.53%) VMware ESXi
9 9 (4.52%) Terminal Services
10 6 (3.02%) Terminal Server
11 5 (2.51%) ISA Server
12 4 (2.01%) VMware ESX
13 3 (1.51%) VMware Server
13 3 (1.51%) DFS Replication
14 2 (1.01%) NFS
15 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 1 (0.50%) Microsoft App-V
15 1 (0.50%) UAG
15 1 (0.50%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 93 (46.73%) SCCM
2 22 (11.06%) SCOM
3 14 (7.04%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 10 (5.03%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 8 (4.02%) Backup Exec
6 7 (3.52%) NetBackup
6 7 (3.52%) McAfee ePO
7 5 (2.51%) SCSM
8 4 (2.01%) SCOrch
8 4 (2.01%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 4 (2.01%) WhatsUp Gold
8 4 (2.01%) HP SIM
9 3 (1.51%) WMI
9 3 (1.51%) SCVMM
9 3 (1.51%) Sysprep
10 2 (1.01%) ARCserve
10 2 (1.01%) Business Desktop Deployment
11 1 (0.50%) EMC NetWorker
11 1 (0.50%) BladeLogic
11 1 (0.50%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 125 (62.81%) Microsoft
2 89 (44.72%) VMware
3 56 (28.14%) Citrix
4 43 (21.61%) HP
5 36 (18.09%) Cisco
6 22 (11.06%) McAfee
7 18 (9.05%) CheckPoint
8 17 (8.54%) Symantec
9 15 (7.54%) Dell
10 11 (5.53%) CA
11 8 (4.02%) Apple
12 7 (3.52%) Oracle
12 7 (3.52%) EMC
12 7 (3.52%) IBM
12 7 (3.52%) Veeam
13 6 (3.02%) Sophos
13 6 (3.02%) CommVault
13 6 (3.02%) NetApp
14 5 (2.51%) Lumension
15 4 (2.01%) Red Hat
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