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 28 August 2015 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
Rank 474 505 513
Rank change year-on-year
+31 +8
Contract jobs citing WSUS 115 72 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.22% 0.14% 0.12%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.60% 1.76% 1.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 39 37
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£300 £320 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £180 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £431 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £285 £305
% change year-on-year
-1.75% -6.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 5
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.63% +13.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.09 £17.30 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £137.50 £189.20 £90.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £44.49 £21.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+111.85% +16.66%
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
4429 4080 3690
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 8.33% 8.11% 7.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 2738 2419 2163
Average daily rate £413 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £238 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 141 143 156
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £20.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.42% -8.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.07 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.43 £32.17 £40.29
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £19.91 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+7.98% -0.45%

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 2015. 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 +3 40 £310 +3.33% 7
London +30 38 £340 +4.61% 5
South West -5 16 £375 +20.00% 6
North East -17 11 £275 +14.58%
East of England -2 4 £250 -9.09% 2
North West -30 4 £200 -51.21% 3
Yorkshire -28 2 £136 - 1
West Midlands - 1 £400 - 1
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WSUS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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.

1 163 (85.34%) Windows
2 137 (71.73%) Active Directory
3 126 (65.97%) Microsoft
4 106 (55.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 78 (40.84%) VMware
6 75 (39.27%) SCCM
7 71 (37.17%) Windows Server 2003
8 61 (31.94%) DNS
8 61 (31.94%) MS Exchange
9 60 (31.41%) Windows 7
10 58 (30.37%) VMware Infrastructure
11 56 (29.32%) ITIL
12 54 (28.27%) Windows Server 2012
13 52 (27.23%) Cisco
14 50 (26.18%) Firewall
15 49 (25.65%) DHCP
16 46 (24.08%) LAN
17 42 (21.99%) Hyper-V
18 40 (20.94%) Security Cleared
18 40 (20.94%) WAN
19 39 (20.42%) MS Office
19 39 (20.42%) PowerShell
20 37 (19.37%) Citrix
21 36 (18.85%) CheckPoint
22 35 (18.32%) Blackberry
22 35 (18.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
23 34 (17.80%) SAN
23 34 (17.80%) SQL Server
23 34 (17.80%) Disaster Recovery
24 33 (17.28%) Service Management

WSUS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 61 (31.94%) MS Exchange
2 35 (18.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 25 (13.09%) Lync
4 24 (12.57%) IIS
5 20 (10.47%) Exchange Server 2010
6 17 (8.90%) SharePoint
7 13 (6.81%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (2.62%) Exchange Server 2003
9 4 (2.09%) Exchange Server 2007
10 3 (1.57%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (1.05%) Apache
11 2 (1.05%) IBM Notes
12 1 (0.52%) Lotus Domino
12 1 (0.52%) JBoss
12 1 (0.52%) Office Communications Server
12 1 (0.52%) Tomcat
Applications
1 39 (20.42%) MS Office
2 25 (13.09%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.57%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.57%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.57%) SAP CCM
1 3 (1.57%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 16 (8.38%) Office 365
2 9 (4.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.57%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.57%) Mimecast
4 1 (0.52%) PaaS
4 1 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 61 (31.94%) DNS
2 50 (26.18%) Firewall
3 49 (25.65%) DHCP
4 46 (24.08%) LAN
5 40 (20.94%) WAN
6 34 (17.80%) SAN
7 29 (15.18%) MPLS
8 27 (14.14%) DSL
8 27 (14.14%) BIG-IP
9 20 (10.47%) TCP/IP
10 10 (5.24%) VPN
11 9 (4.71%) VLAN
11 9 (4.71%) Wireless
12 6 (3.14%) Internet
12 6 (3.14%) SMTP
13 5 (2.62%) Cisco ASA
14 4 (2.09%) NAS
14 4 (2.09%) WLAN
14 4 (2.09%) SSL
15 3 (1.57%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (17.80%) SQL Server
2 13 (6.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 11 (5.76%) Oracle Database
4 8 (4.19%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (3.14%) MongoDB
5 6 (3.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (3.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 6 (3.14%) Sybase ASE
6 5 (2.62%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.52%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (2.09%) MSI
2 2 (1.05%) Subversion
3 1 (0.52%) StarTeam
3 1 (0.52%) ClearCase
General
1 14 (7.33%) Finance
2 6 (3.14%) Back Office
3 4 (2.09%) Online Betting
4 2 (1.05%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.05%) Financial Institution
4 2 (1.05%) Law
5 1 (0.52%) Legal
5 1 (0.52%) Publishing
5 1 (0.52%) Banking
5 1 (0.52%) Retail
5 1 (0.52%) Local Government
5 1 (0.52%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 49 (25.65%) Analyst
2 32 (16.75%) 3rd Line Support
3 21 (10.99%) Administrator
3 21 (10.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 20 (10.47%) Consultant
5 19 (9.95%) Support Engineer
6 16 (8.38%) Support Analyst
7 15 (7.85%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 15 (7.85%) Operations Analyst
8 14 (7.33%) Server Engineer
9 13 (6.81%) Systems Administrator
9 13 (6.81%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 10 (5.24%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
11 8 (4.19%) Active Directory Consultant
12 7 (3.66%) Windows Server Engineer
12 7 (3.66%) Systems Engineer
12 7 (3.66%) Senior Analyst
12 7 (3.66%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
12 7 (3.66%) Technical Analyst
13 6 (3.14%) Sybase DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.57%) J2EE
2 2 (1.05%) Web Services
3 1 (0.52%) XML
3 1 (0.52%) WAP
3 1 (0.52%) FIX Protocol
3 1 (0.52%) Software Packaging
3 1 (0.52%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.52%) COM
3 1 (0.52%) HTML
3 1 (0.52%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 35 (18.32%) Blackberry
2 20 (10.47%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (9.42%) PKI
4 17 (8.90%) Fat Client
4 17 (8.90%) Thin Client
5 16 (8.38%) Data Centre
6 15 (7.85%) Clustering
7 10 (5.24%) Replication
8 8 (4.19%) Client/Server
9 7 (3.66%) User Experience
10 3 (1.57%) Statistics
11 2 (1.05%) Management Information System
11 2 (1.05%) Device Driver
11 2 (1.05%) EMC VNX
11 2 (1.05%) Computer Science
11 2 (1.05%) Private Cloud
12 1 (0.52%) Public Cloud
12 1 (0.52%) Handset
12 1 (0.52%) EPoS
12 1 (0.52%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 163 (85.34%) Windows
2 106 (55.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 71 (37.17%) Windows Server 2003
4 60 (31.41%) Windows 7
5 54 (28.27%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (5.76%) Windows 8
6 11 (5.76%) Windows XP
7 6 (3.14%) Mac OS X
7 6 (3.14%) Mac OS X Server
8 5 (2.62%) Linux
9 4 (2.09%) Android
10 3 (1.57%) Windows 2000 Server
11 2 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (1.05%) Apple iOS
11 2 (1.05%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.52%) UNIX
12 1 (0.52%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.52%) Solaris
12 1 (0.52%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.52%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (29.32%) ITIL
2 34 (17.80%) Disaster Recovery
3 33 (17.28%) Service Management
4 29 (15.18%) Business Continuity
5 28 (14.66%) Problem Management
6 27 (14.14%) Performance Management
7 25 (13.09%) ITSM
8 24 (12.57%) BCP
8 24 (12.57%) Business Continuity Planning
9 23 (12.04%) Migration
10 16 (8.38%) Patch Management
11 10 (5.24%) Data Protection
12 8 (4.19%) Open Source
13 7 (3.66%) Continuous Improvement
13 7 (3.66%) Server Building
13 7 (3.66%) Mobile Device Management
14 6 (3.14%) Software Deployment
14 6 (3.14%) Release Management
14 6 (3.14%) Incident Management
15 5 (2.62%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 39 (20.42%) PowerShell
2 18 (9.42%) SQL
3 16 (8.38%) VBScript
4 7 (3.66%) VB
4 7 (3.66%) Perl
5 6 (3.14%) Java
5 6 (3.14%) Python
5 6 (3.14%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.52%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 40 (20.94%) Security Cleared
2 27 (14.14%) SC Cleared
3 22 (11.52%) Microsoft Certification
4 16 (8.38%) MCSE
5 14 (7.33%) DV Cleared
6 11 (5.76%) MCITP
7 7 (3.66%) Degree
7 7 (3.66%) MCP
7 7 (3.66%) MCSA
8 5 (2.62%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (2.09%) MCTS
9 4 (2.09%) HND
10 3 (1.57%) CCNP
10 3 (1.57%) MOS
11 2 (1.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 2 (1.05%) CCNA
12 1 (0.52%) MCDST
12 1 (0.52%) HP ASE
12 1 (0.52%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.14%) SLA
2 2 (1.05%) QA
2 2 (1.05%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 137 (71.73%) Active Directory
2 58 (30.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 42 (21.99%) Hyper-V
4 27 (14.14%) NLBS
5 21 (10.99%) vSphere
6 20 (10.47%) VMware ESXi
7 17 (8.90%) Microsoft App-V
7 17 (8.90%) XenApp
8 15 (7.85%) Xen
9 11 (5.76%) VMware ESX
10 10 (5.24%) Terminal Services
11 8 (4.19%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 8 (4.19%) DFS Replication
12 6 (3.14%) Samba
13 5 (2.62%) ISA Server
14 4 (2.09%) XenDesktop
14 4 (2.09%) Forefront TMG
15 3 (1.57%) VMware Server
15 3 (1.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 2 (1.05%) Squid
Systems Management
1 75 (39.27%) SCCM
2 27 (14.14%) SCOM
3 15 (7.85%) SCVMM
4 13 (6.81%) Backup Exec
5 12 (6.28%) Norton AntiVirus
5 12 (6.28%) NetBackup
6 9 (4.71%) McAfee ePO
7 7 (3.66%) SCOrch
7 7 (3.66%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 7 (3.66%) SCSM
8 5 (2.62%) Nagios
8 5 (2.62%) AppDNA
8 5 (2.62%) SCDPM
9 3 (1.57%) CA Spectrum
9 3 (1.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 2 (1.05%) Opsview
10 2 (1.05%) AirWatch
10 2 (1.05%) HP SIM
11 1 (0.52%) WMI
11 1 (0.52%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 126 (65.97%) Microsoft
2 78 (40.84%) VMware
3 52 (27.23%) Cisco
4 37 (19.37%) Citrix
5 36 (18.85%) CheckPoint
6 29 (15.18%) HP
7 19 (9.95%) McAfee
8 16 (8.38%) Oracle
9 15 (7.85%) Symantec
10 14 (7.33%) Dell
11 13 (6.81%) Sophos
12 8 (4.19%) CA
12 8 (4.19%) NetApp
13 6 (3.14%) Sybase
13 6 (3.14%) F5
14 5 (2.62%) SolarWinds
14 5 (2.62%) Lumension
14 5 (2.62%) SAP
15 4 (2.09%) Apple
15 4 (2.09%) Veritas
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