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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
Rank 506 525 491
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -34
Contract jobs citing WSUS 111 101 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.23% 0.20% 0.22%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.05% 2.32% 2.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 60 72
Median daily rate £350 £315 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £221 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £423 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £308 £291 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.57% -10.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 6 4
Median hourly rate £24.91 £40.00 £20.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.73% +92.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.92 £13.30 £19.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.64 £80.18 £138.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.91 £40.00 £20.75
% change year-on-year
-37.73% +92.77%
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
5403 4350 3980
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 11.10% 8.57% 8.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 3554 2710 2334
Median daily rate £450 £413 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +8.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £340
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +13.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 148 121
Median hourly rate £28.00 £21.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.70 £12.90 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.60 £39.40 £42.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £20.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+70.73% +7.89%

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 26 June 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 26 June 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 26 June 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 +35 51 £363 +11.53% 6
South East -6 24 £430 +45.76% 4
North West -9 9 £338 +53.40% 6
East of England +19 8 £164 -36.19% 1
South West +2 7 £550 - 4
West Midlands -17 6 £275 -21.42% 3
North East -56 5 £315 +5.00%
WSUS
UK

WSUS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 June 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.

1 213 (93.01%) Windows
2 178 (77.73%) Active Directory
3 152 (66.38%) Windows Server
4 126 (55.02%) Microsoft
5 119 (51.97%) VMware
6 90 (39.30%) SCCM
7 86 (37.55%) VMware Infrastructure
8 74 (32.31%) Windows Server 2008
9 67 (29.26%) DNS
10 61 (26.64%) Windows Server 2012
11 60 (26.20%) Microsoft Certification
12 58 (25.33%) Firewall
13 57 (24.89%) DHCP
13 57 (24.89%) ITIL
14 54 (23.58%) HP
15 52 (22.71%) Windows Server 2003
16 50 (21.83%) MS Exchange
17 48 (20.96%) PowerShell
18 46 (20.09%) MCSE
19 44 (19.21%) MS Excel
20 42 (18.34%) Citrix
20 42 (18.34%) Intel Security
21 41 (17.90%) Security Cleared
21 41 (17.90%) Windows 7
22 37 (16.16%) MS Office
22 37 (16.16%) vSphere
23 35 (15.28%) SCOM
23 35 (15.28%) Backup Exec
24 34 (14.85%) SQL
25 33 (14.41%) SQL Server

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 50 (21.83%) MS Exchange
2 25 (10.92%) IIS
3 23 (10.04%) Exchange Server 2010
4 14 (6.11%) Exchange Server 2013
4 14 (6.11%) Skype for Business
5 10 (4.37%) Exchange Server 2007
6 8 (3.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 8 (3.49%) Exchange Server 2003
7 6 (2.62%) SharePoint
8 5 (2.18%) Apache
9 4 (1.75%) IBM Notes
9 4 (1.75%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.44%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 44 (19.21%) MS Excel
2 37 (16.16%) MS Office
3 11 (4.80%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.44%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.44%) MS Project
4 1 (0.44%) Shockwave
Business Applications
1 2 (0.87%) Infor CRM
2 1 (0.44%) Dynamics GP
2 1 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 27 (11.79%) Office 365
2 7 (3.06%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (2.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (2.18%) Mimecast
4 2 (0.87%) SaaS
5 1 (0.44%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 67 (29.26%) DNS
2 58 (25.33%) Firewall
3 57 (24.89%) DHCP
4 26 (11.35%) SAN
5 20 (8.73%) Internet
6 16 (6.99%) TCP/IP
7 14 (6.11%) LAN
7 14 (6.11%) VoIP
7 14 (6.11%) WAN
7 14 (6.11%) Wireless
8 12 (5.24%) Intrusion Detection
8 12 (5.24%) Remote Desktop
8 12 (5.24%) VPN
9 11 (4.80%) VLAN
9 11 (4.80%) Wireless Security
10 9 (3.93%) Skype
11 8 (3.49%) LDAP
12 5 (2.18%) Cisco ASA
12 5 (2.18%) Network Security
12 5 (2.18%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (14.41%) SQL Server
2 11 (4.80%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (3.06%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (2.18%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (1.75%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (0.87%) Apache Hive
6 2 (0.87%) Big Data
6 2 (0.87%) Hadoop
6 2 (0.87%) MySQL
6 2 (0.87%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.87%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (2.62%) InstallShield
1 6 (2.62%) MSI
2 5 (2.18%) WinDbg
3 4 (1.75%) ClearCase
3 4 (1.75%) ClearQuest
4 3 (1.31%) Git (software)
4 3 (1.31%) GoCD
4 3 (1.31%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.44%) MSBuild
5 1 (0.44%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.44%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 27 (11.79%) Finance
2 7 (3.06%) Back Office
3 6 (2.62%) Banking
3 6 (2.62%) Manufacturing
4 5 (2.18%) Financial Institution
4 5 (2.18%) Legal
5 2 (0.87%) Retail
6 1 (0.44%) Advertising
6 1 (0.44%) Electronics
6 1 (0.44%) Games
6 1 (0.44%) Marketing
6 1 (0.44%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 40 (17.47%) Support Engineer
2 37 (16.16%) Windows Engineer
3 25 (10.92%) Administrator
4 22 (9.61%) Analyst
4 22 (9.61%) Server Engineer
4 22 (9.61%) Systems Administrator
5 21 (9.17%) Wintel Engineer
6 19 (8.30%) Consultant
6 19 (8.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 17 (7.42%) Systems Engineer
8 16 (6.99%) Architect
8 16 (6.99%) Wintel Support
9 15 (6.55%) 3rd Line Support
10 13 (5.68%) Windows Administrator
10 13 (5.68%) Wintel Support Engineer
11 12 (5.24%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 12 (5.24%) SCCM Engineer
11 12 (5.24%) Server Support
11 12 (5.24%) Wintel Server Engineer
12 11 (4.80%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.49%) .NET
2 3 (1.31%) JSON
2 3 (1.31%) Web Services
3 2 (0.87%) Regular Expression
4 1 (0.44%) DCOM
4 1 (0.44%) Flash
4 1 (0.44%) J2EE
4 1 (0.44%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 25 (10.92%) Data Centre
2 20 (8.73%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (6.99%) Clustering
4 14 (6.11%) PKI
5 10 (4.37%) Driving Licence
6 6 (2.62%) CMDB
7 5 (2.18%) Blackberry
7 5 (2.18%) EqualLogic
7 5 (2.18%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.75%) Grid Computing
8 4 (1.75%) Video Conferencing
9 3 (1.31%) Cloud Native
9 3 (1.31%) Computer Science
9 3 (1.31%) Contactless
9 3 (1.31%) Device Driver
9 3 (1.31%) Enterprise Storage
9 3 (1.31%) Mobile App
9 3 (1.31%) Replication
10 2 (0.87%) Cyberthreat
10 2 (0.87%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 213 (93.01%) Windows
2 152 (66.38%) Windows Server
3 74 (32.31%) Windows Server 2008
4 61 (26.64%) Windows Server 2012
5 52 (22.71%) Windows Server 2003
6 41 (17.90%) Windows 7
7 32 (13.97%) Linux
8 26 (11.35%) Unix
9 21 (9.17%) Mac OS X
10 15 (6.55%) Windows 10
10 15 (6.55%) Windows XP
11 14 (6.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 13 (5.68%) Mac OS X Server
13 12 (5.24%) Windows 8
14 7 (3.06%) AIX
14 7 (3.06%) Solaris
15 5 (2.18%) Mac OS
16 3 (1.31%) Oracle Linux
16 3 (1.31%) Windows Phone
17 2 (0.87%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (24.89%) ITIL
2 22 (9.61%) Virtual Environments
3 19 (8.30%) Migration
4 17 (7.42%) Configuration Management
5 15 (6.55%) Disaster Recovery
5 15 (6.55%) Service Management
6 14 (6.11%) Security Patching
6 14 (6.11%) Service Delivery
7 13 (5.68%) Patch Management
8 11 (4.80%) Network Architecture
8 11 (4.80%) Security Management
9 10 (4.37%) Identity Management
10 9 (3.93%) Project Management
11 8 (3.49%) ITIL V3
11 8 (3.49%) Open Source
11 8 (3.49%) SIEM
12 7 (3.06%) Change Control
12 7 (3.06%) Change Management
12 7 (3.06%) Customer Engagement
12 7 (3.06%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 48 (20.96%) PowerShell
2 34 (14.85%) SQL
3 24 (10.48%) Perl
4 20 (8.73%) Python
5 15 (6.55%) Shell Script
6 12 (5.24%) VBScript
7 11 (4.80%) Bash Shell
8 4 (1.75%) Java
8 4 (1.75%) PHP
9 1 (0.44%) C
9 1 (0.44%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.44%) VB
Qualifications
1 60 (26.20%) Microsoft Certification
2 46 (20.09%) MCSE
3 41 (17.90%) Security Cleared
4 28 (12.23%) MCSA
5 24 (10.48%) SC Cleared
6 17 (7.42%) MCP
7 13 (5.68%) MCTS
8 12 (5.24%) Degree
9 11 (4.80%) MCITP
9 11 (4.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 10 (4.37%) DV Cleared
11 9 (3.93%) CISSP
12 5 (2.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 5 (2.18%) SANS
12 5 (2.18%) SSCP
13 4 (1.75%) A+ Certification
13 4 (1.75%) DBS Check
13 4 (1.75%) ITIL Certification
14 3 (1.31%) BPSS Clearance
14 3 (1.31%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (6.11%) SLA
2 8 (3.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (2.62%) PCI DSS
4 5 (2.18%) Disclosure Scotland
4 5 (2.18%) JSP 440
5 4 (1.75%) QA
6 2 (0.87%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.44%) DICOM
7 1 (0.44%) HL7
System Software
1 178 (77.73%) Active Directory
2 86 (37.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (16.16%) vSphere
4 22 (9.61%) BitLocker
5 20 (8.73%) VMware ESX
6 17 (7.42%) Hyper-V
6 17 (7.42%) ISA Server
7 13 (5.68%) Xen
8 12 (5.24%) Samba
9 11 (4.80%) UAG
9 11 (4.80%) Virtual Servers
9 11 (4.80%) XenApp
10 10 (4.37%) Microsoft App-V
10 10 (4.37%) VMware ESXi
11 9 (3.93%) XenDesktop
12 7 (3.06%) Terminal Server
13 5 (2.18%) XenServer
14 4 (1.75%) Virtual Machines
14 4 (1.75%) VMware Workstation
15 3 (1.31%) Docker
Systems Management
1 90 (39.30%) SCCM
2 35 (15.28%) Backup Exec
2 35 (15.28%) SCOM
3 23 (10.04%) McAfee ePO
4 17 (7.42%) NetBackup
5 11 (4.80%) Puppet
6 10 (4.37%) Nagios
7 9 (3.93%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 8 (3.49%) SCOrch
9 7 (3.06%) Microsoft Clustering
10 6 (2.62%) Norton AntiVirus
11 5 (2.18%) Perfmon
11 5 (2.18%) WhatsUp Gold
12 4 (1.75%) Microsoft Intune
12 4 (1.75%) Tivoli
13 3 (1.31%) FortiGate
13 3 (1.31%) Opscode Chef
13 3 (1.31%) Sysprep
13 3 (1.31%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 3 (1.31%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 126 (55.02%) Microsoft
2 119 (51.97%) VMware
3 54 (23.58%) HP
4 42 (18.34%) Citrix
4 42 (18.34%) Intel Security
5 33 (14.41%) Cisco
6 27 (11.79%) Symantec
7 24 (10.48%) Apple
8 22 (9.61%) Dell
9 16 (6.99%) NetApp
10 13 (5.68%) Red Hat
11 12 (5.24%) Oracle
12 10 (4.37%) IBM
12 10 (4.37%) LANDesk
13 8 (3.49%) Splunk
14 6 (2.62%) Acronis
14 6 (2.62%) CheckPoint
14 6 (2.62%) Lumension
15 5 (2.18%) Altiris
15 5 (2.18%) Sophos
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