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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
Rank 481 542 551
Rank change year-on-year
+61 +9
Contract jobs citing WSUS 114 77 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.25% 0.15% 0.15%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.27% 1.84% 1.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 38 45
Median daily rate £335 £300 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.66% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £176 £199 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £425 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £328 £400
% change year-on-year
-0.76% -18.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 9
Median hourly rate £43.28 £20.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+111.12% -48.75%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.28 £20.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+111.12% -48.75%
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
5025 4189 4677
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 10.90% 8.25% 9.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 3244 2605 2917
Median daily rate £475 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £288 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 121 159 162
Median hourly rate £18.25 £18.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.38% -23.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £40.20 £41.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £23.88
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -26.70%

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 7 December 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 7 December 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 7 December 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 +16 33 £369 +29.38% 5
South East +14 22 £323 -2.27% 12
East of England +22 15 £168 -11.84%
North West +14 14 £450 - 2
North East -25 14 £300 +7.14%
West Midlands -11 7 £463 +54.16% 1
South West +13 5 £325 +13.04% 1
Yorkshire +17 4 - - 2
WSUS
UK

WSUS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 7 December 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.

1 205 (84.71%) Windows
2 184 (76.03%) Active Directory
3 171 (70.66%) Microsoft
4 135 (55.79%) Windows Server
5 121 (50.00%) SCCM
6 111 (45.87%) VMware
7 92 (38.02%) PowerShell
8 90 (37.19%) Windows Server 2008
9 79 (32.64%) VMware Infrastructure
10 69 (28.51%) DNS
11 68 (28.10%) Windows Server 2012
12 67 (27.69%) ITIL
13 57 (23.55%) Citrix
14 56 (23.14%) HP
15 55 (22.73%) DHCP
16 51 (21.07%) Firewall
17 49 (20.25%) SQL
18 47 (19.42%) Windows 7
19 46 (19.01%) SCOM
19 46 (19.01%) MS Exchange
20 45 (18.60%) Linux
21 44 (18.18%) Dell
21 44 (18.18%) Security Cleared
22 42 (17.36%) Windows Server 2003
23 41 (16.94%) Hyper-V
24 40 (16.53%) Symantec
25 38 (15.70%) Cisco
26 36 (14.88%) SQL Server
26 36 (14.88%) IIS
27 35 (14.46%) Windows 10

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 46 (19.01%) MS Exchange
2 36 (14.88%) IIS
3 30 (12.40%) Exchange Server 2010
4 20 (8.26%) Skype for Business
5 16 (6.61%) Exchange Server 2013
6 15 (6.20%) SharePoint
7 12 (4.96%) Exchange Server 2007
8 9 (3.72%) Apache
9 8 (3.31%) Tomcat
10 6 (2.48%) IBM Domino
11 4 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2000
11 4 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2003
12 3 (1.24%) Documentum
12 3 (1.24%) SharePoint Server
13 2 (0.83%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 1 (0.41%) Exchange Server 5.5
Applications
1 31 (12.81%) MS Excel
2 29 (11.98%) MS Office
3 8 (3.31%) MS Visio
4 6 (2.48%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.41%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 20 (8.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (7.44%) Office 365
3 10 (4.13%) G Suite
4 5 (2.07%) SaaS
5 3 (1.24%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (1.24%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.41%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 69 (28.51%) DNS
2 55 (22.73%) DHCP
3 51 (21.07%) Firewall
4 29 (11.98%) SAN
5 21 (8.68%) LAN
6 19 (7.85%) WAN
7 15 (6.20%) Skype
8 14 (5.79%) TCP/IP
9 12 (4.96%) Internet
9 12 (4.96%) NAS
10 11 (4.55%) VPN
11 10 (4.13%) iSCSI
11 10 (4.13%) SMTP
12 9 (3.72%) Cisco IOS
12 9 (3.72%) VLAN
13 8 (3.31%) Network Security
13 8 (3.31%) VoIP
13 8 (3.31%) X.509
14 7 (2.89%) Remote Desktop
15 6 (2.48%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (14.88%) SQL Server
2 13 (5.37%) SQL Server 2012
3 11 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (0.83%) Azure SQL Database
4 2 (0.83%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.41%) EDMS
5 1 (0.41%) MySQL
5 1 (0.41%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 11 (4.55%) MSI
2 3 (1.24%) ClearCase
2 3 (1.24%) ClearQuest
2 3 (1.24%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (1.24%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.83%) AdminStudio
4 1 (0.41%) InstallShield
General
1 29 (11.98%) Finance
2 11 (4.55%) Banking
3 7 (2.89%) Legal
4 5 (2.07%) Back Office
4 5 (2.07%) Electronics
4 5 (2.07%) Law
4 5 (2.07%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.65%) Military
6 3 (1.24%) Advertising
6 3 (1.24%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.83%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.41%) Games
8 1 (0.41%) Local Government
8 1 (0.41%) Retail
Job Titles
1 33 (13.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 33 (13.64%) Windows Engineer
2 27 (11.16%) Administrator
2 27 (11.16%) Analyst
3 24 (9.92%) Consultant
4 21 (8.68%) Systems Administrator
5 19 (7.85%) Support Engineer
6 17 (7.02%) Design Engineer
7 16 (6.61%) Desktop Support
8 14 (5.79%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 13 (5.37%) SCCM Engineer
9 13 (5.37%) Support Analyst
10 11 (4.55%) 3rd Line Support
11 10 (4.13%) Systems Engineer
12 9 (3.72%) Architect
12 9 (3.72%) Deployment Engineer
12 9 (3.72%) Desktop Analyst
12 9 (3.72%) Desktop Support Analyst
12 9 (3.72%) Server Engineer
13 8 (3.31%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.07%) Web Services
2 4 (1.65%) .NET
2 4 (1.65%) Middleware
3 3 (1.24%) OAuth
3 3 (1.24%) SAML
3 3 (1.24%) Software Packaging
4 1 (0.41%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.41%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 26 (10.74%) Data Centre
2 16 (6.61%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (6.20%) Clustering
4 11 (4.55%) Cloud Native
5 10 (4.13%) Management Information System
6 9 (3.72%) EMC VNX
6 9 (3.72%) Video Conferencing
7 7 (2.89%) Client/Server
8 6 (2.48%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (2.07%) Statistics
10 4 (1.65%) CMDB
10 4 (1.65%) Computer Science
10 4 (1.65%) Cryptography
10 4 (1.65%) Driving Licence
10 4 (1.65%) PKI
10 4 (1.65%) Private Cloud
11 3 (1.24%) Mobile App
11 3 (1.24%) Replication
12 2 (0.83%) Life Science
12 2 (0.83%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 205 (84.71%) Windows
2 135 (55.79%) Windows Server
3 90 (37.19%) Windows Server 2008
4 68 (28.10%) Windows Server 2012
5 47 (19.42%) Windows 7
6 45 (18.60%) Linux
7 42 (17.36%) Windows Server 2003
8 35 (14.46%) Windows 10
9 24 (9.92%) Android
10 18 (7.44%) Windows XP
11 15 (6.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 14 (5.79%) Apple iOS
12 14 (5.79%) Mac OS X
12 14 (5.79%) Ubuntu
13 11 (4.55%) Windows 8
14 9 (3.72%) Unix
15 5 (2.07%) CentOS
16 4 (1.65%) AIX
16 4 (1.65%) Solaris
17 2 (0.83%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (27.69%) ITIL
2 33 (13.64%) Patch Management
3 27 (11.16%) Migration
4 25 (10.33%) Software Deployment
5 22 (9.09%) Change Management
6 21 (8.68%) Virtual Infrastructure
7 19 (7.85%) Virtual Environments
8 18 (7.44%) Software Distribution
9 15 (6.20%) Configuration Management
9 15 (6.20%) Mobile Device Management
10 14 (5.79%) Agile Software Development
11 13 (5.37%) Infrastructure Management
11 13 (5.37%) Security Patching
12 11 (4.55%) Data Centre Operations
12 11 (4.55%) DevOps
12 11 (4.55%) Infrastructure Monitoring
12 11 (4.55%) Project Management
12 11 (4.55%) Translating Business Requirements
12 11 (4.55%) Use Case
13 10 (4.13%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 92 (38.02%) PowerShell
2 49 (20.25%) SQL
3 26 (10.74%) VB
4 23 (9.50%) VBScript
5 21 (8.68%) Bash Shell
6 16 (6.61%) Python
7 10 (4.13%) C#
8 9 (3.72%) PHP
8 9 (3.72%) T-SQL
9 8 (3.31%) Perl
10 5 (2.07%) JavaScript
11 3 (1.24%) Java
11 3 (1.24%) Korn
12 1 (0.41%) VB6
Qualifications
1 44 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 23 (9.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 23 (9.50%) SC Cleared
3 19 (7.85%) DV Cleared
4 13 (5.37%) MCP
5 12 (4.96%) MCSE
6 8 (3.31%) MCTS
7 7 (2.89%) Degree
7 7 (2.89%) ITIL Certification
8 6 (2.48%) A+ Certification
9 5 (2.07%) ACMT
9 5 (2.07%) CCA
9 5 (2.07%) Citrix Certification
9 5 (2.07%) MCITP
9 5 (2.07%) MCSA
10 4 (1.65%) DBS Check
11 3 (1.24%) BPSS Clearance
11 3 (1.24%) GCIH
11 3 (1.24%) GIAC
11 3 (1.24%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (6.20%) SLA
2 7 (2.89%) Disclosure Scotland
3 6 (2.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (2.07%) PCI DSS
4 5 (2.07%) QA
5 2 (0.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.41%) JSP 440
System Software
1 184 (76.03%) Active Directory
2 79 (32.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 41 (16.94%) Hyper-V
4 29 (11.98%) XenDesktop
5 19 (7.85%) XenApp
6 18 (7.44%) Xen
7 16 (6.61%) BitLocker
7 16 (6.61%) VMware ESX
8 11 (4.55%) vSphere
9 10 (4.13%) Microsoft App-V
9 10 (4.13%) Virtual Machines
10 8 (3.31%) Virtual Servers
11 7 (2.89%) Docker
12 5 (2.07%) VMware ESXi
13 4 (1.65%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 3 (1.24%) VMware Workstation
15 2 (0.83%) DFS Replication
16 1 (0.41%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 1 (0.41%) pfSense
16 1 (0.41%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 121 (50.00%) SCCM
2 46 (19.01%) SCOM
3 20 (8.26%) Norton AntiVirus
4 19 (7.85%) McAfee ePO
5 17 (7.02%) AirWatch
6 13 (5.37%) Puppet
7 12 (4.96%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 10 (4.13%) NetBackup
8 10 (4.13%) SCVMM
9 9 (3.72%) Nagios
10 8 (3.31%) Backup Exec
11 5 (2.07%) Casper Suite
11 5 (2.07%) Microsoft Clustering
12 4 (1.65%) EMC NetWorker
12 4 (1.65%) HAProxy
12 4 (1.65%) HP Operations Orchestration
12 4 (1.65%) NetVault Backup
12 4 (1.65%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 3 (1.24%) Sysprep
13 3 (1.24%) WMI
Vendors
1 171 (70.66%) Microsoft
2 111 (45.87%) VMware
3 57 (23.55%) Citrix
4 56 (23.14%) HP
5 44 (18.18%) Dell
6 40 (16.53%) Symantec
7 38 (15.70%) Cisco
8 30 (12.40%) Intel Security
9 21 (8.68%) Apple
10 13 (5.37%) EMC
10 13 (5.37%) Google
10 13 (5.37%) Red Hat
11 11 (4.55%) MobileIron
12 9 (3.72%) ServiceNow
13 8 (3.31%) CheckPoint
13 8 (3.31%) NetApp
14 7 (2.89%) LANDesk
14 7 (2.89%) Sophos
15 6 (2.48%) Lotus
15 6 (2.48%) Veeam
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