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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
Rank 503 500 503
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +3
Contract jobs citing WSUS 72 60 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.14% 0.12% 0.14%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.85% 1.68% 2.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 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 £400 £450 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £285 £305 £255
% change year-on-year
-6.55% +19.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 5
Average hourly rate £20.50 £18.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.88% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.30 £14.50 £14.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £189.20 £90.30 £24.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £18.00 £22.75
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -20.87%
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
3891 3569 3605
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 7.74% 7.32% 6.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 2300 2096 1896
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 £240 £212 £220
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 136 153 167
Average hourly rate £19.00 £22.00 £19.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.63% +11.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £13.00 £10.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.42 £40.00 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.91 £20.25 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-1.67% +6.57%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 27 August 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 -3 26 £325 -7.14% 13
South East -9 18 £300 -4.00% 10
South West -21 11 £313 -
East of England -13 9 £275 - 3
North West -10 3 £410 +43.23% 2
North East - 3 £240 - 1
East Midlands 0 2 £335 +25.23% 2
Yorkshire +7 1 - - 3
West Midlands - - - - 1
WSUS
UK

WSUS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

1 160 (94.12%) Windows
2 118 (69.41%) Active Directory
3 108 (63.53%) Microsoft
4 84 (49.41%) Windows Server 2008
5 81 (47.65%) Windows 7
6 70 (41.18%) VMware
7 63 (37.06%) SCCM
8 49 (28.82%) MS Exchange
9 47 (27.65%) DNS
10 46 (27.06%) ITIL
11 44 (25.88%) DHCP
12 42 (24.71%) Windows Server 2003
13 41 (24.12%) Citrix
14 40 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
15 38 (22.35%) Firewall
16 37 (21.76%) Cisco
17 36 (21.18%) PowerShell
18 35 (20.59%) SQL Server
19 33 (19.41%) MS Office
20 32 (18.82%) Hyper-V
21 31 (18.24%) Security Cleared
21 31 (18.24%) WAN
21 31 (18.24%) SAN
22 29 (17.06%) Blackberry
22 29 (17.06%) LAN
23 28 (16.47%) MS Excel
24 26 (15.29%) Service Management
25 25 (14.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
25 25 (14.71%) Linux
25 25 (14.71%) HP

WSUS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 49 (28.82%) MS Exchange
2 25 (14.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 21 (12.35%) IIS
4 14 (8.24%) Exchange Server 2010
5 11 (6.47%) 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 28 (16.47%) 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 3 (1.76%) SaaS
2 3 (1.76%) Office 365
3 1 (0.59%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 47 (27.65%) DNS
2 44 (25.88%) DHCP
3 38 (22.35%) Firewall
4 31 (18.24%) SAN
4 31 (18.24%) WAN
5 29 (17.06%) LAN
6 21 (12.35%) MPLS
7 20 (11.76%) DSL
7 20 (11.76%) BIG-IP
7 20 (11.76%) VPN
8 19 (11.18%) TCP/IP
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%) VLAN
13 3 (1.76%) iSCSI
13 3 (1.76%) Cisco ASA
13 3 (1.76%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (20.59%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.94%) SQL Server 2012
2 5 (2.94%) Oracle Database
3 4 (2.35%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (2.35%) 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 15 (8.82%) 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%) Legal
6 1 (0.59%) Marketing
6 1 (0.59%) Retail
Job Titles
1 31 (18.24%) Analyst
2 19 (11.18%) Support Engineer
2 19 (11.18%) SCCM Engineer
3 18 (10.59%) Server Engineer
4 15 (8.82%) Support Analyst
4 15 (8.82%) Consultant
5 13 (7.65%) Administrator
6 12 (7.06%) Windows Server Engineer
7 11 (6.47%) Operations Analyst
7 11 (6.47%) Systems Engineer
7 11 (6.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 10 (5.88%) Systems Administrator
9 9 (5.29%) 2nd Line Support
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%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.53%) Web Services
1 6 (3.53%) Software Packaging
2 5 (2.94%) JSP
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 29 (17.06%) 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 5 (2.94%) iPhone
6 5 (2.94%) Replication
7 4 (2.35%) Client/Server
8 3 (1.76%) EqualLogic
9 2 (1.18%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (1.18%) Computer Science
9 2 (1.18%) SecurID
9 2 (1.18%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.18%) Handset
10 1 (0.59%) PMI
10 1 (0.59%) Firmware
10 1 (0.59%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 160 (94.12%) Windows
2 84 (49.41%) Windows Server 2008
3 81 (47.65%) Windows 7
4 42 (24.71%) Windows Server 2003
5 25 (14.71%) Linux
5 25 (14.71%) Windows Server 2012
6 23 (13.53%) Windows 8
7 17 (10.00%) 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%) Windows 2000 Server
10 2 (1.18%) UNIX
11 1 (0.59%) Android
11 1 (0.59%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.59%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.59%) Windows NT
11 1 (0.59%) AIX
11 1 (0.59%) Solaris
11 1 (0.59%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (27.06%) ITIL
2 26 (15.29%) Service Management
3 21 (12.35%) Migration
4 18 (10.59%) Performance Management
5 13 (7.65%) Problem Management
6 10 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
7 9 (5.29%) Project Management
8 7 (4.12%) ITSM
8 7 (4.12%) Software Distribution
8 7 (4.12%) Performance Tuning
9 6 (3.53%) ITIL V3
9 6 (3.53%) Data Protection
9 6 (3.53%) Business Continuity
10 5 (2.94%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 5 (2.94%) Customer Engagement
10 5 (2.94%) Compatibility Testing
10 5 (2.94%) Capacity Management
10 5 (2.94%) Performance Monitoring
11 4 (2.35%) Kalman Filter
11 4 (2.35%) Business Continuity Planning
Programming Languages
1 36 (21.18%) PowerShell
2 18 (10.59%) SQL
3 14 (8.24%) C#
4 6 (3.53%) VBScript
5 2 (1.18%) VB
6 1 (0.59%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.59%) Winbatch
Qualifications
1 31 (18.24%) Security Cleared
2 23 (13.53%) SC Cleared
3 22 (12.94%) Microsoft Certification
4 14 (8.24%) MCSE
5 12 (7.06%) MCITP
6 7 (4.12%) CCNA
6 7 (4.12%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (3.53%) MCP
7 6 (3.53%) Degree
7 6 (3.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 6 (3.53%) MCTS
8 4 (2.35%) MCSA
9 2 (1.18%) CCNP
9 2 (1.18%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (1.18%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.59%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (0.59%) CCA
10 1 (0.59%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (0.59%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.59%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (4.12%) SLA
3 3 (1.76%) BS7799
3 3 (1.76%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.59%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 118 (69.41%) Active Directory
2 40 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (18.82%) Hyper-V
4 17 (10.00%) NLBS
5 16 (9.41%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 13 (7.65%) Xen
6 13 (7.65%) XenApp
7 11 (6.47%) vSphere
7 11 (6.47%) Terminal Services
8 6 (3.53%) VMware ESX
8 6 (3.53%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (2.35%) ISA Server
10 3 (1.76%) DFS Replication
11 2 (1.18%) VMware Server
12 1 (0.59%) Terminal Server
12 1 (0.59%) XenDesktop
12 1 (0.59%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 63 (37.06%) SCCM
2 19 (11.18%) SCOM
3 14 (8.24%) Backup Exec
4 10 (5.88%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 8 (4.71%) McAfee ePO
6 6 (3.53%) NetBackup
7 5 (2.94%) Norton AntiVirus
8 4 (2.35%) WhatsUp Gold
8 4 (2.35%) Sysprep
8 4 (2.35%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 3 (1.76%) SCVMM
10 2 (1.18%) Business Desktop Deployment
10 2 (1.18%) HP SIM
10 2 (1.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 1 (0.59%) ARCserve
11 1 (0.59%) CiscoWorks
11 1 (0.59%) MOM
11 1 (0.59%) Cisco IPCC
11 1 (0.59%) WMI
11 1 (0.59%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 108 (63.53%) Microsoft
2 70 (41.18%) VMware
3 41 (24.12%) Citrix
4 37 (21.76%) Cisco
5 25 (14.71%) HP
6 21 (12.35%) Symantec
6 21 (12.35%) McAfee
7 20 (11.76%) CheckPoint
8 17 (10.00%) Dell
9 8 (4.71%) Apple
10 7 (4.12%) IBM
11 6 (3.53%) EMC
11 6 (3.53%) Oracle
11 6 (3.53%) NetApp
12 5 (2.94%) CommVault
12 5 (2.94%) F5
12 5 (2.94%) Lumension
13 4 (2.35%) Red Hat
14 3 (1.76%) Veeam
14 3 (1.76%) Sophos
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