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 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
Rank 490 480 426
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -54
Contract jobs citing WSUS 90 92 116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.18% 0.19% 0.27%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.26% 2.41% 3.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 56 67
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£325 £356 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -11.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £215 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £463 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £356 £270
% change year-on-year
-15.61% +31.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 1 9
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £19.50 £14.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £19.50 £25.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +11.42%
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
3983 3816 3084
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 7.86% 7.69% 7.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 2466 2207 1811
Average daily rate £415 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 186 155 159
Average hourly rate £20.75 £21.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.45 £45.00 £34.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £24.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +22.50%

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 1 May 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 1 May 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 1 May 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
London -3 35 £325 -16.12% 7
South East -8 24 £275 -21.65% 10
East of England +12 9 - -
East Midlands - 7 £305 - 1
South West +3 5 £325 +44.44% 7
Yorkshire -14 4 £270 -32.50% 5
North East -3 2 - - 1
West Midlands -16 2 £350 +40.00% 2
North West -25 2 £325 -13.33% 2
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WSUS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 May 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.

1 142 (86.59%) Windows
2 105 (64.02%) Active Directory
3 103 (62.80%) Microsoft
4 100 (60.98%) Windows Server 2008
5 86 (52.44%) VMware
6 66 (40.24%) Windows Server 2003
7 65 (39.63%) SCCM
8 57 (34.76%) DNS
9 55 (33.54%) VMware Infrastructure
10 53 (32.32%) MS Exchange
11 45 (27.44%) Windows 7
12 43 (26.22%) ITIL
13 42 (25.61%) Windows Server 2012
14 38 (23.17%) SQL Server
15 35 (21.34%) SAN
16 34 (20.73%) DHCP
17 33 (20.12%) Cisco
18 31 (18.90%) HP
18 31 (18.90%) Citrix
18 31 (18.90%) LAN
18 31 (18.90%) Hyper-V
19 30 (18.29%) Firewall
20 29 (17.68%) MS Office
21 27 (16.46%) IIS
21 27 (16.46%) PowerShell
22 26 (15.85%) Security Cleared
22 26 (15.85%) SQL
22 26 (15.85%) WAN
23 25 (15.24%) SC Cleared
24 24 (14.63%) VBScript

WSUS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 53 (32.32%) MS Exchange
2 27 (16.46%) IIS
3 22 (13.41%) Exchange Server 2010
3 22 (13.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 11 (6.71%) SharePoint
5 10 (6.10%) Lync
6 6 (3.66%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (3.05%) Exchange Server 2003
7 5 (3.05%) Office Communications Server
7 5 (3.05%) SharePoint 2010
8 4 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (1.83%) Apache
9 3 (1.83%) Moodle
10 1 (0.61%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.61%) JBoss
10 1 (0.61%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.61%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 29 (17.68%) MS Office
2 18 (10.98%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.61%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 19 (11.59%) Office 365
2 5 (3.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.83%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.22%) PaaS
5 1 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 57 (34.76%) DNS
2 35 (21.34%) SAN
3 34 (20.73%) DHCP
4 31 (18.90%) LAN
5 30 (18.29%) Firewall
6 26 (15.85%) WAN
7 15 (9.15%) BIG-IP
8 14 (8.54%) MPLS
8 14 (8.54%) DSL
9 10 (6.10%) VPN
10 9 (5.49%) TCP/IP
11 8 (4.88%) SSL
12 6 (3.66%) NAS
12 6 (3.66%) VLAN
13 5 (3.05%) DMZ
14 4 (2.44%) Multicast
14 4 (2.44%) Wireless
14 4 (2.44%) iSCSI
14 4 (2.44%) Internet
15 2 (1.22%) Cisco IPT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (23.17%) SQL Server
2 12 (7.32%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (4.88%) SQL Server 2005
3 8 (4.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (4.27%) SQL Server 2000
4 7 (4.27%) MongoDB
4 7 (4.27%) Oracle Database
5 6 (3.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 6 (3.66%) Sybase ASE
5 6 (3.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.22%) MySQL
7 1 (0.61%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.61%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.61%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.61%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.61%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (3.66%) MSI
2 2 (1.22%) Subversion
2 2 (1.22%) AdminStudio
3 1 (0.61%) JIRA
3 1 (0.61%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 16 (9.76%) Finance
2 8 (4.88%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.44%) Banking
4 2 (1.22%) Back Office
4 2 (1.22%) Law
4 2 (1.22%) Financial Institution
4 2 (1.22%) Marketing
5 1 (0.61%) Spanish Language
5 1 (0.61%) Local Government
5 1 (0.61%) Legal
5 1 (0.61%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.61%) Advertising
5 1 (0.61%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 47 (28.66%) Analyst
2 30 (18.29%) Support Analyst
3 27 (16.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 24 (14.63%) 3rd Line Support
5 21 (12.80%) Administrator
6 16 (9.76%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 13 (7.93%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
8 12 (7.32%) Server Engineer
8 12 (7.32%) 2nd Line Support
8 12 (7.32%) Support Engineer
9 11 (6.71%) Systems Administrator
10 9 (5.49%) Desktop Support
10 9 (5.49%) Operations Analyst
11 8 (4.88%) IT Support
11 8 (4.88%) Consultant
12 7 (4.27%) Systems Engineer
12 7 (4.27%) IT Security Analyst
12 7 (4.27%) Security Analyst
12 7 (4.27%) IT Support Analyst
12 7 (4.27%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (6.71%) Application Packaging
2 4 (2.44%) X-Windows
3 3 (1.83%) J2EE
3 3 (1.83%) CSS
4 1 (0.61%) HTML
4 1 (0.61%) .NET
4 1 (0.61%) Web Services
4 1 (0.61%) XML
4 1 (0.61%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 23 (14.02%) Blackberry
2 22 (13.41%) Clustering
3 14 (8.54%) Fat Client
3 14 (8.54%) Thin Client
4 11 (6.71%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (5.49%) Open Source
6 8 (4.88%) Replication
7 5 (3.05%) Management Information System
8 4 (2.44%) PKI
8 4 (2.44%) NHS
9 2 (1.22%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.61%) Biometrics
10 1 (0.61%) DTV
10 1 (0.61%) Freedom of Information Act
10 1 (0.61%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.61%) Statistics
10 1 (0.61%) Freedom of Information
10 1 (0.61%) CLARiiON
10 1 (0.61%) Handset
10 1 (0.61%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 142 (86.59%) Windows
2 100 (60.98%) Windows Server 2008
3 66 (40.24%) Windows Server 2003
4 45 (27.44%) Windows 7
5 42 (25.61%) Windows Server 2012
6 17 (10.37%) Linux
7 12 (7.32%) Ubuntu
7 12 (7.32%) Windows 2000
8 11 (6.71%) Windows 8
9 9 (5.49%) Mac OS X Server
10 8 (4.88%) Windows XP
11 5 (3.05%) Windows Vista
12 3 (1.83%) UNIX
12 3 (1.83%) Windows 2000 Server
12 3 (1.83%) CentOS
13 2 (1.22%) Android
13 2 (1.22%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.61%) Windows NT
14 1 (0.61%) Solaris
14 1 (0.61%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (26.22%) ITIL
2 22 (13.41%) Problem Management
3 17 (10.37%) Service Management
4 15 (9.15%) Performance Management
4 15 (9.15%) Disaster Recovery
4 15 (9.15%) Migration
5 14 (8.54%) Business Continuity
5 14 (8.54%) ITSM
5 14 (8.54%) BCP
6 13 (7.93%) Configuration Management
6 13 (7.93%) Business Continuity Planning
7 8 (4.88%) Change Management
8 7 (4.27%) Release Management
8 7 (4.27%) Performance Tuning
8 7 (4.27%) Software Deployment
9 6 (3.66%) SIEM
9 6 (3.66%) Information Security
10 5 (3.05%) Change Control
11 4 (2.44%) Continuous Improvement
11 4 (2.44%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (16.46%) PowerShell
2 26 (15.85%) SQL
3 24 (14.63%) VBScript
4 13 (7.93%) VB
5 10 (6.10%) Python
5 10 (6.10%) Shell Script
6 9 (5.49%) Perl
7 6 (3.66%) Java
8 1 (0.61%) C
Qualifications
1 26 (15.85%) Security Cleared
2 25 (15.24%) SC Cleared
3 11 (6.71%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (4.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 7 (4.27%) MCSE
6 6 (3.66%) GIAC
6 6 (3.66%) CISMP
6 6 (3.66%) CEH
6 6 (3.66%) CCNA
6 6 (3.66%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (3.66%) SSCP
7 5 (3.05%) MCITP
7 5 (3.05%) DV Cleared
8 4 (2.44%) Degree
9 3 (1.83%) HND
10 2 (1.22%) PCI QSA
10 2 (1.22%) MCP
11 1 (0.61%) CCA
11 1 (0.61%) Citrix Certification
11 1 (0.61%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.66%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.61%) QA
System Software
1 105 (64.02%) Active Directory
2 55 (33.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (18.90%) Hyper-V
4 23 (14.02%) vSphere
5 17 (10.37%) XenApp
6 15 (9.15%) Microsoft App-V
7 13 (7.93%) NLBS
8 10 (6.10%) VMware ESXi
8 10 (6.10%) Xen
9 9 (5.49%) Samba
9 9 (5.49%) VMware ESX
10 8 (4.88%) Forefront TMG
10 8 (4.88%) ISA Server
11 6 (3.66%) XenDesktop
11 6 (3.66%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 4 (2.44%) Terminal Services
12 4 (2.44%) NFS
13 2 (1.22%) BitLocker
13 2 (1.22%) MetaFrame
14 1 (0.61%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 65 (39.63%) SCCM
2 17 (10.37%) NetBackup
3 16 (9.76%) SCOM
4 9 (5.49%) Puppet
5 8 (4.88%) Backup Exec
6 6 (3.66%) McAfee ePO
7 4 (2.44%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 4 (2.44%) SCVMM
8 3 (1.83%) Nessus
8 3 (1.83%) HP SIM
9 2 (1.22%) Opsview
9 2 (1.22%) OVSD
9 2 (1.22%) HP Data Protector
9 2 (1.22%) Nagios
9 2 (1.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 1 (0.61%) ARCserve
10 1 (0.61%) Norton AntiVirus
10 1 (0.61%) MOM
10 1 (0.61%) BladeLogic
10 1 (0.61%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 103 (62.80%) Microsoft
2 86 (52.44%) VMware
3 33 (20.12%) Cisco
4 31 (18.90%) HP
4 31 (18.90%) Citrix
5 17 (10.37%) Dell
5 17 (10.37%) McAfee
6 15 (9.15%) CheckPoint
7 14 (8.54%) NetApp
7 14 (8.54%) Sophos
8 11 (6.71%) Oracle
9 10 (6.10%) Apple
10 7 (4.27%) Symantec
11 6 (3.66%) Sybase
11 6 (3.66%) Veritas
12 5 (3.05%) Altiris
13 4 (2.44%) Wyse
14 3 (1.83%) EMC
14 3 (1.83%) Intel
14 3 (1.83%) AppSense
Derbyshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £340 - £400 per week
Posted: 2 days ago
North Yorkshire
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Milton Keynes
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 18 days ago