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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
Rank 478 507 454
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -53
Contract jobs citing WSUS 118 86 123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.25% 0.18% 0.27%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.93% 2.13% 3.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 47 54
Average daily rate £350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £200 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £353 £325 £334
% change year-on-year
+8.46% -2.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 16 13
Average hourly rate £41.50 £22.50 £23.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+84.44% -5.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.10 £18.70 £14.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.90 £29.75 £27.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.50 £23.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+80.43% -9.80%
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
4027 4032 3464
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 8.53% 8.56% 7.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 2568 2415 1998
Average daily rate £448 £425 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.29% +9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £255 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £365 £343
% change year-on-year
+7.53% +6.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 127 139 137
Average hourly rate £28.75 £18.70 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.74% -10.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.17 £41.00 £35.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+62.79% -

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 11 February 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 11 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WSUS within the England region over the 3 months to 11 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +53 54 £366 +8.51% 8
London +2 27 £285 -16.17% 9
South West +13 14 £400 +77.77% 1
West Midlands -6 9 £325 +62.50% 4
North West -13 7 - - 1
North East - 5 £280 -
East Midlands -17 1 - -
Yorkshire -27 1 £350 -12.50% 1
WSUS
UK

WSUS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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.

1 183 (91.96%) Windows
2 130 (65.33%) Active Directory
3 125 (62.81%) Windows Server
4 122 (61.31%) Microsoft
5 82 (41.21%) VMware
6 76 (38.19%) Windows Server 2008
7 72 (36.18%) SCCM
8 69 (34.67%) DNS
9 65 (32.66%) DHCP
10 60 (30.15%) Windows Server 2012
11 54 (27.14%) Windows Server 2003
12 49 (24.62%) VMware Infrastructure
13 45 (22.61%) Firewall
14 44 (22.11%) Microsoft Certification
15 43 (21.61%) PowerShell
16 40 (20.10%) SQL Server
17 39 (19.60%) ITIL
18 38 (19.10%) MCSE
18 38 (19.10%) Cisco
19 37 (18.59%) MS Exchange
19 37 (18.59%) MS Excel
19 37 (18.59%) Windows 7
20 35 (17.59%) Security Cleared
20 35 (17.59%) Citrix
20 35 (17.59%) HP
21 34 (17.09%) Intel Security
22 32 (16.08%) SQL
23 27 (13.57%) Linux
23 27 (13.57%) Hyper-V
24 26 (13.07%) McAfee ePO

WSUS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 37 (18.59%) MS Exchange
2 20 (10.05%) Exchange Server 2010
2 20 (10.05%) IIS
3 13 (6.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 13 (6.53%) Skype for Business
4 9 (4.52%) Exchange Server 2007
4 9 (4.52%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (2.01%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (2.01%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.50%) Apache
6 1 (0.50%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.50%) Tomcat
Applications
1 37 (18.59%) MS Excel
2 24 (12.06%) MS Office
3 5 (2.51%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.50%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.50%) MS Project
4 1 (0.50%) Shockwave
Business Applications
1 2 (1.01%) Infor CRM
2 1 (0.50%) SAP CCM
2 1 (0.50%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 20 (10.05%) Office 365
2 11 (5.53%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.51%) SaaS
4 2 (1.01%) Mimecast
4 2 (1.01%) PaaS
5 1 (0.50%) GitHub
5 1 (0.50%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 69 (34.67%) DNS
2 65 (32.66%) DHCP
3 45 (22.61%) Firewall
4 25 (12.56%) LAN
4 25 (12.56%) TCP/IP
5 21 (10.55%) SAN
5 21 (10.55%) VPN
5 21 (10.55%) WAN
6 18 (9.05%) Wireless
7 15 (7.54%) Internet
8 14 (7.04%) Cisco ASA
9 12 (6.03%) VoIP
10 11 (5.53%) Wi-Fi
11 10 (5.03%) VLAN
12 9 (4.52%) Intrusion Detection
13 8 (4.02%) LDAP
14 7 (3.52%) iSCSI
14 7 (3.52%) Wireless Security
15 6 (3.02%) NAS
15 6 (3.02%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (20.10%) SQL Server
2 16 (8.04%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (4.52%) SQL Server 2005
4 7 (3.52%) Oracle Database
4 7 (3.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (2.51%) SQL Server 2014
6 4 (2.01%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (1.51%) Big Data
8 2 (1.01%) MySQL
8 2 (1.01%) Relational Database
8 2 (1.01%) SQLPlus
9 1 (0.50%) Apache Hive
9 1 (0.50%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.50%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 4 (2.01%) ClearCase
1 4 (2.01%) ClearQuest
2 1 (0.50%) InstallShield
2 1 (0.50%) MSBuild
2 1 (0.50%) MSI
2 1 (0.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.50%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 14 (7.04%) Finance
2 4 (2.01%) Banking
3 2 (1.01%) Local Government
3 2 (1.01%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.50%) Back Office
4 1 (0.50%) Law
4 1 (0.50%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 44 (22.11%) Support Engineer
2 28 (14.07%) Analyst
3 27 (13.57%) Windows Engineer
4 26 (13.07%) 3rd Line Support
4 26 (13.07%) Consultant
5 18 (9.05%) Systems Engineer
6 16 (8.04%) Wintel Engineer
6 16 (8.04%) Wintel Support
7 15 (7.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 15 (7.54%) Server Engineer
8 14 (7.04%) Field Engineer
8 14 (7.04%) Systems Administrator
9 13 (6.53%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 12 (6.03%) Administrator
10 12 (6.03%) Support Analyst
10 12 (6.03%) Windows Consultant
10 12 (6.03%) Wintel Support Engineer
11 11 (5.53%) Applications Support
11 11 (5.53%) IT Engineer
12 10 (5.03%) Applications Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.52%) .NET
2 5 (2.51%) Web Services
3 4 (2.01%) ELK Stack
4 3 (1.51%) 802.1X
4 3 (1.51%) WAP
5 2 (1.01%) COM
5 2 (1.01%) Windows Identity Foundation
6 1 (0.50%) ADSI
6 1 (0.50%) Flash
6 1 (0.50%) J2EE
6 1 (0.50%) LAMP
6 1 (0.50%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (0.50%) Regular Expression
6 1 (0.50%) Software Packaging
6 1 (0.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 23 (11.56%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (8.54%) Data Centre
3 12 (6.03%) Clustering
4 9 (4.52%) Blackberry
4 9 (4.52%) PKI
5 7 (3.52%) Driving Licence
5 7 (3.52%) Management Information System
6 6 (3.02%) Device Driver
7 5 (2.51%) Replication
8 3 (1.51%) Client/Server
8 3 (1.51%) CMDB
8 3 (1.51%) Enterprise Storage
8 3 (1.51%) EqualLogic
8 3 (1.51%) Grid Computing
8 3 (1.51%) NHS
8 3 (1.51%) Smartcard
9 2 (1.01%) Fat Client
9 2 (1.01%) Statistics
9 2 (1.01%) User Experience
9 2 (1.01%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 183 (91.96%) Windows
2 125 (62.81%) Windows Server
3 76 (38.19%) Windows Server 2008
4 60 (30.15%) Windows Server 2012
5 54 (27.14%) Windows Server 2003
6 37 (18.59%) Windows 7
7 27 (13.57%) Linux
8 17 (8.54%) Windows XP
9 12 (6.03%) Windows 10
10 11 (5.53%) Mac OS X
11 10 (5.03%) Unix
12 9 (4.52%) Mac OS X Server
13 8 (4.02%) Windows 8
14 6 (3.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 4 (2.01%) Android
15 4 (2.01%) Windows Phone
16 3 (1.51%) Apple iOS
16 3 (1.51%) CentOS
16 3 (1.51%) Oracle Linux
17 2 (1.01%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (19.60%) ITIL
2 22 (11.06%) Migration
3 14 (7.04%) Disaster Recovery
4 13 (6.53%) Open Source
5 12 (6.03%) Patch Management
6 11 (5.53%) CRM
6 11 (5.53%) Problem Management
6 11 (5.53%) Service Management
7 9 (4.52%) Change Control
8 8 (4.02%) Identity Management
8 8 (4.02%) Mentoring
8 8 (4.02%) Security Management
9 7 (3.52%) Configuration Management
9 7 (3.52%) Network Architecture
9 7 (3.52%) Service Delivery
10 6 (3.02%) Coaching
10 6 (3.02%) DevOps
10 6 (3.02%) ITSM
10 6 (3.02%) Project Management
11 5 (2.51%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 43 (21.61%) PowerShell
2 32 (16.08%) SQL
3 15 (7.54%) Perl
4 9 (4.52%) Python
4 9 (4.52%) VBScript
5 8 (4.02%) Shell Script
6 7 (3.52%) VB
7 5 (2.51%) Java
8 1 (0.50%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.50%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 44 (22.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 38 (19.10%) MCSE
3 35 (17.59%) Security Cleared
4 25 (12.56%) SC Cleared
5 23 (11.56%) MCSA
6 15 (7.54%) MCP
7 14 (7.04%) MCITP
8 10 (5.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 7 (3.52%) DBS Check
10 5 (2.51%) Degree
10 5 (2.51%) MCTS
11 4 (2.01%) DV Cleared
12 3 (1.51%) BPSS Clearance
12 3 (1.51%) CCNA
12 3 (1.51%) Cisco Certification
13 2 (1.01%) Citrix Certification
13 2 (1.01%) VCP5
13 2 (1.01%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
14 1 (0.50%) MCDST
14 1 (0.50%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.53%) PCI DSS
2 5 (2.51%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (1.51%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.51%) SLA
4 2 (1.01%) QA
System Software
1 130 (65.33%) Active Directory
2 49 (24.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (13.57%) Hyper-V
4 22 (11.06%) vSphere
5 18 (9.05%) VMware ESX
6 16 (8.04%) ISA Server
7 12 (6.03%) XenApp
8 9 (4.52%) Terminal Services
9 8 (4.02%) Samba
9 8 (4.02%) UAG
9 8 (4.02%) VMware ESXi
10 7 (3.52%) Microsoft App-V
11 6 (3.02%) Terminal Server
11 6 (3.02%) VMware Workstation
12 5 (2.51%) BitLocker
12 5 (2.51%) XenDesktop
12 5 (2.51%) XenServer
13 4 (2.01%) NFS
14 3 (1.51%) Forefront TMG
14 3 (1.51%) Xen
Systems Management
1 72 (36.18%) SCCM
2 26 (13.07%) McAfee ePO
3 21 (10.55%) Backup Exec
4 18 (9.05%) NetBackup
4 18 (9.05%) SCOM
5 8 (4.02%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 8 (4.02%) SCOrch
6 7 (3.52%) AppDNA
6 7 (3.52%) Norton AntiVirus
7 6 (3.02%) Nagios
7 6 (3.02%) Puppet
7 6 (3.02%) Sysprep
8 4 (2.01%) Cacti
8 4 (2.01%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 3 (1.51%) Tivoli
9 3 (1.51%) Windows Intune
10 2 (1.01%) HP Data Protector
10 2 (1.01%) SCSM
10 2 (1.01%) ServiceCenter
10 2 (1.01%) WMI
Vendors
1 122 (61.31%) Microsoft
2 82 (41.21%) VMware
3 38 (19.10%) Cisco
4 35 (17.59%) Citrix
4 35 (17.59%) HP
5 34 (17.09%) Intel Security
6 19 (9.55%) Oracle
7 16 (8.04%) NetApp
7 16 (8.04%) SolarWinds
7 16 (8.04%) Symantec
8 13 (6.53%) Dell
9 10 (5.03%) Spiceworks
9 10 (5.03%) Splunk
10 9 (4.52%) CommVault
11 8 (4.02%) CA
11 8 (4.02%) CheckPoint
12 7 (3.52%) Apple
12 7 (3.52%) Red Hat
13 5 (2.51%) IBM
13 5 (2.51%) Sophos
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