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 21 February 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
UK / England
Rank 500 485 510
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +25
Contract jobs citing WSUS 79 123 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.19% 0.26% 0.18%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.93% 2.94% 2.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 74 42
Median daily rate £350 £344 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.81% +5.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £275 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £450 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £373 £325
% change year-on-year
-6.04% +14.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 14 19
Median hourly rate £18.25 £41.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-56.02% +84.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £20.30 £18.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.55 £45.70 £29.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.50 £41.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+9.63% +84.44%

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
4101 4179 4197
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.81% 8.91% 8.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 2758 2656 2497
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 £315 £297 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £370
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +8.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 128 145
Median hourly rate £28.25 £33.75 £21.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.29% +58.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.72 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £55.39 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.25 £35.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-42.14% +55.55%

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 21 February 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 21 February 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 21 February 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
South East -6 30 £362 -4.86% 3
London +2 26 £350 +14.75% 8
North West +23 8 £300 - 3
West Midlands 0 7 £475 +46.15% 3
South West -8 4 £588 +46.87% 4
East of England - 3 £188 - 2
East Midlands +6 1 - -
WSUS
UK

WSUS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 February 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.

1 155 (79.49%) Windows
2 148 (75.90%) Active Directory
3 127 (65.13%) Microsoft
4 97 (49.74%) Windows Server
5 86 (44.10%) SCCM
6 79 (40.51%) VMware
7 62 (31.79%) ITIL
7 62 (31.79%) Windows Server 2008
8 61 (31.28%) PowerShell
9 57 (29.23%) Windows Server 2012
10 53 (27.18%) DNS
11 51 (26.15%) Citrix
12 48 (24.62%) Windows 7
13 46 (23.59%) VMware Infrastructure
14 45 (23.08%) Security Cleared
15 43 (22.05%) HP
15 43 (22.05%) SQL
16 35 (17.95%) DHCP
17 33 (16.92%) Firewall
17 33 (16.92%) Finance
18 30 (15.38%) Dell
18 30 (15.38%) Cisco
18 30 (15.38%) SC Cleared
18 30 (15.38%) Hyper-V
19 28 (14.36%) SQL Server
20 27 (13.85%) Windows Server 2003
20 27 (13.85%) Symantec
21 26 (13.33%) IIS
22 25 (12.82%) XenDesktop
22 25 (12.82%) SCOM

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 26 (13.33%) IIS
2 24 (12.31%) MS Exchange
3 22 (11.28%) Exchange Server 2010
4 11 (5.64%) SharePoint
5 10 (5.13%) Skype for Business
6 7 (3.59%) Exchange Server 2013
7 6 (3.08%) IBM Domino
8 5 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2003
8 5 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (1.54%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (1.03%) Apache
10 2 (1.03%) Exchange Server 5.5
10 2 (1.03%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.51%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.51%) Tomcat
Applications
1 19 (9.74%) MS Excel
2 13 (6.67%) MS Office
3 5 (2.56%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (2.05%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.51%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (2.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 17 (8.72%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (5.64%) Office 365
3 7 (3.59%) G Suite
4 5 (2.56%) SaaS
5 4 (2.05%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (1.54%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (1.03%) IaaS
8 1 (0.51%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.51%) iTunes
8 1 (0.51%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 53 (27.18%) DNS
2 35 (17.95%) DHCP
3 33 (16.92%) Firewall
4 12 (6.15%) LAN
4 12 (6.15%) SAN
5 11 (5.64%) NAS
5 11 (5.64%) WAN
6 10 (5.13%) TCP/IP
7 8 (4.10%) Skype
8 7 (3.59%) Internet
8 7 (3.59%) IP Telephony
8 7 (3.59%) Network Security
9 5 (2.56%) Cisco IOS
9 5 (2.56%) SMTP
10 4 (2.05%) HTTP
10 4 (2.05%) HTTPS
10 4 (2.05%) iSCSI
10 4 (2.05%) Kerberos
10 4 (2.05%) LDAP
10 4 (2.05%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (14.36%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.10%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (3.59%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.51%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (0.51%) EDMS
4 1 (0.51%) MySQL
4 1 (0.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (3.08%) MSI
2 4 (2.05%) Visual Studio
3 3 (1.54%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.51%) AdminStudio
4 1 (0.51%) InstallShield
General
1 33 (16.92%) Finance
2 11 (5.64%) Legal
3 10 (5.13%) Banking
4 5 (2.56%) Law
4 5 (2.56%) Manufacturing
5 4 (2.05%) Advertising
5 4 (2.05%) Electronics
5 4 (2.05%) Military
6 3 (1.54%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.54%) Marketing
6 3 (1.54%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.03%) Back Office
8 1 (0.51%) Games
8 1 (0.51%) Online Betting
8 1 (0.51%) Retail
Job Titles
1 24 (12.31%) Analyst
2 23 (11.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 21 (10.77%) Support Analyst
4 19 (9.74%) Administrator
4 19 (9.74%) Desktop Support
5 18 (9.23%) Windows Engineer
6 16 (8.21%) Consultant
6 16 (8.21%) Desktop Analyst
6 16 (8.21%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 16 (8.21%) Systems Administrator
7 13 (6.67%) SCCM Engineer
8 10 (5.13%) Support Engineer
9 9 (4.62%) Systems Engineer
10 8 (4.10%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 8 (4.10%) Deployment Engineer
10 8 (4.10%) Design Engineer
10 8 (4.10%) Infrastructure Support
10 8 (4.10%) Server Engineer
11 7 (3.59%) 3rd Line Support
11 7 (3.59%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.08%) Web Services
2 4 (2.05%) Middleware
3 3 (1.54%) .NET
3 3 (1.54%) OAuth
3 3 (1.54%) SAML
4 1 (0.51%) REST
4 1 (0.51%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 19 (9.74%) Data Centre
2 14 (7.18%) Clustering
2 14 (7.18%) Management Information System
3 11 (5.64%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (4.10%) Client/Server
5 7 (3.59%) Cloud Native
5 7 (3.59%) Video Conferencing
6 6 (3.08%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (2.05%) Driving Licence
7 4 (2.05%) Mobile App
7 4 (2.05%) PKI
7 4 (2.05%) Smartphone
8 3 (1.54%) EMC VNX
9 2 (1.03%) CMDB
9 2 (1.03%) Life Science
9 2 (1.03%) Private Cloud
9 2 (1.03%) Public Cloud
9 2 (1.03%) Replication
10 1 (0.51%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.51%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 155 (79.49%) Windows
2 97 (49.74%) Windows Server
3 62 (31.79%) Windows Server 2008
4 57 (29.23%) Windows Server 2012
5 48 (24.62%) Windows 7
6 27 (13.85%) Windows Server 2003
7 24 (12.31%) Windows 10
8 23 (11.79%) Linux
9 16 (8.21%) Android
10 11 (5.64%) Apple iOS
11 9 (4.62%) Mac OS X
11 9 (4.62%) Windows 8
12 8 (4.10%) Ubuntu
13 6 (3.08%) Windows Vista
14 4 (2.05%) Unix
14 4 (2.05%) Windows XP
15 3 (1.54%) AIX
16 2 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 1 (0.51%) CentOS
17 1 (0.51%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (31.79%) ITIL
2 23 (11.79%) Change Management
2 23 (11.79%) Patch Management
3 22 (11.28%) Software Deployment
4 17 (8.72%) Migration
4 17 (8.72%) Software Distribution
5 12 (6.15%) Security Patching
6 10 (5.13%) Application Packaging
6 10 (5.13%) Virtual Infrastructure
7 9 (4.62%) Configuration Management
7 9 (4.62%) ITIL V3
7 9 (4.62%) Mobile Device Management
8 8 (4.10%) Asset Management
8 8 (4.10%) Infrastructure Management
8 8 (4.10%) Project Management
8 8 (4.10%) Release Management
8 8 (4.10%) Service Management
9 7 (3.59%) Business Intelligence
9 7 (3.59%) Problem Management
9 7 (3.59%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 61 (31.28%) PowerShell
2 43 (22.05%) SQL
3 22 (11.28%) VB
4 18 (9.23%) VBScript
5 9 (4.62%) Bash Shell
5 9 (4.62%) Python
6 6 (3.08%) C#
6 6 (3.08%) T-SQL
7 4 (2.05%) JavaScript
8 2 (1.03%) VB6
9 1 (0.51%) C
9 1 (0.51%) Korn
9 1 (0.51%) Perl
9 1 (0.51%) PHP
Qualifications
1 45 (23.08%) Security Cleared
2 30 (15.38%) SC Cleared
3 17 (8.72%) DV Cleared
4 13 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (5.64%) MCSE
6 10 (5.13%) MCP
7 7 (3.59%) Degree
8 6 (3.08%) A+ Certification
9 5 (2.56%) MCITP
10 4 (2.05%) CISSP
10 4 (2.05%) GCIH
10 4 (2.05%) GIAC
10 4 (2.05%) MCDST
11 3 (1.54%) MCSA
11 3 (1.54%) MCTS
12 2 (1.03%) BPSS Clearance
12 2 (1.03%) DBS Check
13 1 (0.51%) ACMT
13 1 (0.51%) GISP
13 1 (0.51%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.13%) SLA
2 7 (3.59%) Disclosure Scotland
3 5 (2.56%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.03%) QA
5 1 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 148 (75.90%) Active Directory
2 46 (23.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (15.38%) Hyper-V
4 25 (12.82%) XenDesktop
5 15 (7.69%) VMware ESX
5 15 (7.69%) XenApp
6 13 (6.67%) Microsoft App-V
7 11 (5.64%) vSphere
8 9 (4.62%) BitLocker
9 8 (4.10%) VMware ESXi
9 8 (4.10%) Xen
10 5 (2.56%) Virtual Servers
11 4 (2.05%) Docker
11 4 (2.05%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 3 (1.54%) Virtual Machines
12 3 (1.54%) VMware Workstation
13 2 (1.03%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 2 (1.03%) VMware GSX
14 1 (0.51%) Squid
14 1 (0.51%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 86 (44.10%) SCCM
2 25 (12.82%) SCOM
3 17 (8.72%) McAfee ePO
4 12 (6.15%) Norton AntiVirus
5 10 (5.13%) AirWatch
5 10 (5.13%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 7 (3.59%) Backup Exec
7 6 (3.08%) BladeLogic
7 6 (3.08%) NetBackup
7 6 (3.08%) Puppet
8 5 (2.56%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 5 (2.56%) SCVMM
8 5 (2.56%) Sysprep
9 4 (2.05%) HP Operations Orchestration
9 4 (2.05%) Microsoft Clustering
9 4 (2.05%) NetVault Backup
9 4 (2.05%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 3 (1.54%) HAProxy
10 3 (1.54%) Microsoft Intune
10 3 (1.54%) WMI
Vendors
1 127 (65.13%) Microsoft
2 79 (40.51%) VMware
3 51 (26.15%) Citrix
4 43 (22.05%) HP
5 30 (15.38%) Cisco
5 30 (15.38%) Dell
6 27 (13.85%) Symantec
7 24 (12.31%) Intel Security
8 10 (5.13%) Apple
8 10 (5.13%) Sophos
9 9 (4.62%) LANDesk
10 8 (4.10%) Google
11 7 (3.59%) ServiceNow
12 6 (3.08%) CA
12 6 (3.08%) CheckPoint
12 6 (3.08%) EMC
12 6 (3.08%) Lotus
12 6 (3.08%) SAP
13 5 (2.56%) Oracle
13 5 (2.56%) Remedy
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