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 27 May 2016 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
Rank 529 530 503
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -27
Contract jobs citing WSUS 100 76 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.20% 0.15% 0.20%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.92% 1.87% 2.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 42 64
Median daily rate £350 £320 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £196 £226 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £398 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £275 £325
% change year-on-year
+13.63% -15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 7 0
Median hourly rate £21.33 £30.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.90% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.33 £40.00 -
% change year-on-year
-46.67% -
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
5215 4064 3783
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 10.42% 8.22% 7.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 3375 2549 2246
Median daily rate £450 £415 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.43% +7.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 172 139
Median hourly rate £22.50 £20.19 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.46% -3.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £13.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.70 £33.40 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £20.19 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+73.39% -17.61%

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 27 May 2016.

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 27 May 2016.

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 27 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +6 41 £358 +10.00% 13
South East -11 28 £350 +27.27% 4
East of England +11 7 £164 -36.19% 2
North West -9 7 £319 - 4
South West -5 6 £550 +57.14% 2
West Midlands -7 6 £275 -5.98% 1
North East -42 3 £280 -
Yorkshire +6 1 - - 1
WSUS
UK

WSUS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 May 2016, 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.

1 213 (94.67%) Windows
2 166 (73.78%) Active Directory
3 155 (68.89%) Windows Server
4 126 (56.00%) Microsoft
5 110 (48.89%) VMware
6 83 (36.89%) SCCM
7 78 (34.67%) VMware Infrastructure
8 75 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
9 69 (30.67%) Windows Server 2012
10 62 (27.56%) DNS
11 57 (25.33%) Microsoft Certification
12 55 (24.44%) Firewall
13 53 (23.56%) Windows Server 2003
13 53 (23.56%) DHCP
14 50 (22.22%) ITIL
15 49 (21.78%) HP
16 47 (20.89%) PowerShell
17 44 (19.56%) MCSE
18 42 (18.67%) MS Excel
18 42 (18.67%) Security Cleared
19 41 (18.22%) SQL Server
19 41 (18.22%) MS Exchange
20 38 (16.89%) Intel Security
20 38 (16.89%) Windows 7
21 36 (16.00%) Citrix
22 35 (15.56%) SQL
22 35 (15.56%) vSphere
23 34 (15.11%) Linux
24 33 (14.67%) Backup Exec
25 32 (14.22%) MS Office

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 41 (18.22%) MS Exchange
2 22 (9.78%) IIS
3 18 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 12 (5.33%) Exchange Server 2013
5 11 (4.89%) Skype for Business
6 10 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2007
7 9 (4.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 6 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2003
9 4 (1.78%) Apache
9 4 (1.78%) SharePoint
10 3 (1.33%) IBM Notes
10 3 (1.33%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.44%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 42 (18.67%) MS Excel
2 32 (14.22%) MS Office
3 12 (5.33%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.44%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.44%) MS Project
4 1 (0.44%) Shockwave
Business Applications
1 2 (0.89%) Infor CRM
2 1 (0.44%) Dynamics GP
2 1 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 26 (11.56%) Office 365
2 15 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (2.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (2.22%) Mimecast
4 3 (1.33%) SaaS
5 2 (0.89%) PaaS
6 1 (0.44%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 62 (27.56%) DNS
2 55 (24.44%) Firewall
3 53 (23.56%) DHCP
4 21 (9.33%) Internet
4 21 (9.33%) SAN
5 17 (7.56%) TCP/IP
5 17 (7.56%) VPN
6 16 (7.11%) VoIP
6 16 (7.11%) Wireless
7 14 (6.22%) Intrusion Detection
7 14 (6.22%) LAN
7 14 (6.22%) WAN
8 13 (5.78%) Wireless Security
9 10 (4.44%) Remote Desktop
10 9 (4.00%) LDAP
11 8 (3.56%) Skype
11 8 (3.56%) VLAN
11 8 (3.56%) Wi-Fi
12 4 (1.78%) Cisco ASA
12 4 (1.78%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (18.22%) SQL Server
2 14 (6.22%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (4.00%) SQL Server 2014
4 7 (3.11%) SQL Server 2005
5 6 (2.67%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (1.33%) Big Data
7 2 (0.89%) Apache Hive
7 2 (0.89%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.89%) MySQL
7 2 (0.89%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.89%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (2.67%) InstallShield
1 6 (2.67%) MSI
2 5 (2.22%) WinDbg
3 4 (1.78%) ClearCase
3 4 (1.78%) ClearQuest
4 3 (1.33%) Git (software)
4 3 (1.33%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.44%) MSBuild
5 1 (0.44%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.44%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 25 (11.11%) Finance
2 6 (2.67%) Banking
2 6 (2.67%) Manufacturing
3 5 (2.22%) Financial Institution
4 3 (1.33%) Back Office
4 3 (1.33%) Legal
5 2 (0.89%) Retail
6 1 (0.44%) Electronics
6 1 (0.44%) Games
6 1 (0.44%) Local Government
6 1 (0.44%) Marketing
6 1 (0.44%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 47 (20.89%) Support Engineer
2 33 (14.67%) Windows Engineer
3 26 (11.56%) Analyst
4 24 (10.67%) Consultant
5 21 (9.33%) Administrator
5 21 (9.33%) Wintel Engineer
6 20 (8.89%) 3rd Line Support
7 19 (8.44%) Server Engineer
8 18 (8.00%) Systems Administrator
9 17 (7.56%) Systems Engineer
9 17 (7.56%) Wintel Support
10 15 (6.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 14 (6.22%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 14 (6.22%) Field Engineer
11 14 (6.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 14 (6.22%) Server Support
12 13 (5.78%) Wintel Support Engineer
13 12 (5.33%) Architect
13 12 (5.33%) Support Analyst
13 12 (5.33%) Wintel Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.56%) .NET
2 5 (2.22%) Web Services
3 3 (1.33%) JSON
4 2 (0.89%) ELK Stack
4 2 (0.89%) Regular Expression
5 1 (0.44%) DCOM
5 1 (0.44%) Flash
5 1 (0.44%) J2EE
5 1 (0.44%) Windows Identity Foundation
Miscellaneous
1 22 (9.78%) Analytical Skills
1 22 (9.78%) Data Centre
2 16 (7.11%) PKI
3 14 (6.22%) Clustering
4 10 (4.44%) Driving Licence
5 7 (3.11%) CMDB
6 5 (2.22%) Blackberry
6 5 (2.22%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.78%) Grid Computing
8 3 (1.33%) Contactless
8 3 (1.33%) Enterprise Storage
8 3 (1.33%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.89%) Computer Science
9 2 (0.89%) Cyberthreat
9 2 (0.89%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.89%) EqualLogic
9 2 (0.89%) Fat Client
9 2 (0.89%) Security Operations Centre
9 2 (0.89%) Statistics
9 2 (0.89%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 213 (94.67%) Windows
2 155 (68.89%) Windows Server
3 75 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 69 (30.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 53 (23.56%) Windows Server 2003
6 38 (16.89%) Windows 7
7 34 (15.11%) Linux
8 24 (10.67%) Unix
9 18 (8.00%) Mac OS X
10 14 (6.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 14 (6.22%) Windows 10
11 13 (5.78%) Mac OS X Server
12 10 (4.44%) Windows XP
13 9 (4.00%) Windows 8
14 7 (3.11%) Solaris
15 6 (2.67%) AIX
16 5 (2.22%) Mac OS
17 4 (1.78%) Windows Phone
18 3 (1.33%) Oracle Linux
19 2 (0.89%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (22.22%) ITIL
2 20 (8.89%) Migration
3 16 (7.11%) Service Delivery
4 15 (6.67%) Configuration Management
4 15 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
5 14 (6.22%) Service Management
6 13 (5.78%) Network Architecture
6 13 (5.78%) Security Management
7 12 (5.33%) Identity Management
8 11 (4.89%) Security Patching
9 10 (4.44%) Change Control
9 10 (4.44%) Open Source
9 10 (4.44%) Patch Management
10 8 (3.56%) Problem Management
10 8 (3.56%) Project Management
10 8 (3.56%) SIEM
11 7 (3.11%) Change Management
11 7 (3.11%) CRM
11 7 (3.11%) DevOps
11 7 (3.11%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 47 (20.89%) PowerShell
2 35 (15.56%) SQL
3 23 (10.22%) Perl
4 17 (7.56%) Python
5 15 (6.67%) Shell Script
6 13 (5.78%) VBScript
7 7 (3.11%) Bash Shell
8 3 (1.33%) Java
8 3 (1.33%) PHP
8 3 (1.33%) VB
9 1 (0.44%) C
9 1 (0.44%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 57 (25.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 44 (19.56%) MCSE
3 42 (18.67%) Security Cleared
4 29 (12.89%) SC Cleared
5 27 (12.00%) MCSA
6 20 (8.89%) MCP
7 11 (4.89%) Degree
8 10 (4.44%) MCITP
9 9 (4.00%) CISSP
9 9 (4.00%) MCTS
9 9 (4.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 6 (2.67%) DBS Check
10 6 (2.67%) DV Cleared
11 5 (2.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 5 (2.22%) SANS
11 5 (2.22%) SSCP
12 4 (1.78%) A+ Certification
12 4 (1.78%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (1.33%) BPSS Clearance
13 3 (1.33%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.33%) SLA
2 8 (3.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (2.67%) PCI DSS
4 5 (2.22%) Disclosure Scotland
5 4 (1.78%) JSP 440
6 3 (1.33%) Data Quality
6 3 (1.33%) QA
7 1 (0.44%) DICOM
7 1 (0.44%) HL7
System Software
1 166 (73.78%) Active Directory
2 78 (34.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (15.56%) vSphere
4 21 (9.33%) ISA Server
5 19 (8.44%) VMware ESX
6 18 (8.00%) BitLocker
7 13 (5.78%) Hyper-V
7 13 (5.78%) UAG
8 12 (5.33%) Samba
9 10 (4.44%) Microsoft App-V
9 10 (4.44%) VMware ESXi
9 10 (4.44%) XenApp
10 7 (3.11%) Terminal Server
11 6 (2.67%) Xen
11 6 (2.67%) XenDesktop
12 5 (2.22%) XenServer
13 4 (1.78%) VMware Workstation
14 3 (1.33%) Docker
14 3 (1.33%) Forefront TMG
15 2 (0.89%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 83 (36.89%) SCCM
2 33 (14.67%) Backup Exec
3 28 (12.44%) SCOM
4 22 (9.78%) McAfee ePO
5 20 (8.89%) NetBackup
6 12 (5.33%) Puppet
7 11 (4.89%) Nagios
8 8 (3.56%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 8 (3.56%) Norton AntiVirus
9 7 (3.11%) SCOrch
10 5 (2.22%) Perfmon
10 5 (2.22%) Sysprep
10 5 (2.22%) WhatsUp Gold
11 4 (1.78%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 4 (1.78%) Tivoli
12 3 (1.33%) HP Data Protector
12 3 (1.33%) Icinga
12 3 (1.33%) Opscode Chef
12 3 (1.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 3 (1.33%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 126 (56.00%) Microsoft
2 110 (48.89%) VMware
3 49 (21.78%) HP
4 38 (16.89%) Intel Security
5 36 (16.00%) Citrix
6 29 (12.89%) Cisco
7 22 (9.78%) Symantec
8 19 (8.44%) NetApp
9 17 (7.56%) Apple
10 16 (7.11%) Dell
11 13 (5.78%) Red Hat
12 12 (5.33%) Oracle
13 11 (4.89%) IBM
14 8 (3.56%) LANDesk
14 8 (3.56%) Splunk
15 6 (2.67%) CheckPoint
15 6 (2.67%) CommVault
15 6 (2.67%) Lumension
15 6 (2.67%) Sophos
16 5 (2.22%) Avaya
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