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 August 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 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
Rank 491 522 529
Rank change year-on-year
+31 +7
Contract jobs citing WSUS 137 109 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.27% 0.21% 0.14%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.47% 2.32% 1.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 78 38
Median daily rate £325 £315 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.17% -1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £200 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £466 £448 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £308 £285 £293
% change year-on-year
+7.89% -2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 5 9
Median hourly rate £43.00 £17.50 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+145.71% -14.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £13.09 £17.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £137.50 £189.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £58.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-26.80% +179.76%
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
5548 4699 4319
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 11.05% 8.87% 8.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 3600 2899 2532
Median daily rate £450 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 142 152
Median hourly rate £28.00 £24.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +26.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.36 £11.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.44 £31.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.32 £19.75
% change year-on-year
+31.31% +7.96%

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 August 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 August 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 August 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 +15 60 £338 -0.73% 7
South East 0 22 £275 -15.53% 4
North West +27 15 £325 +62.50% 4
South West +1 12 £318 -15.33% 8
East of England +23 10 £200 -20.00%
North East -27 7 £390 +41.63% 1
West Midlands -23 6 £513 +28.12%
Yorkshire 0 3 £338 +147.88% 1
East Midlands - 1 £238 -
WSUS
UK

WSUS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 August 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.

1 216 (91.91%) Windows
2 184 (78.30%) Active Directory
3 154 (65.53%) Windows Server
4 148 (62.98%) Microsoft
5 119 (50.64%) VMware
5 119 (50.64%) SCCM
6 97 (41.28%) Windows Server 2008
7 96 (40.85%) VMware Infrastructure
8 83 (35.32%) PowerShell
9 80 (34.04%) Windows Server 2012
10 64 (27.23%) ITIL
11 63 (26.81%) DNS
12 55 (23.40%) HP
12 55 (23.40%) MS Exchange
12 55 (23.40%) Windows Server 2003
13 51 (21.70%) Firewall
13 51 (21.70%) SCOM
14 50 (21.28%) DHCP
15 48 (20.43%) Linux
15 48 (20.43%) Windows 7
16 46 (19.57%) Microsoft Certification
17 42 (17.87%) MS Excel
17 42 (17.87%) MS Office
18 38 (16.17%) Citrix
19 36 (15.32%) Symantec
19 36 (15.32%) SQL
20 35 (14.89%) SQL Server
20 35 (14.89%) Intel Security
21 33 (14.04%) SAN
22 32 (13.62%) Cisco

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 55 (23.40%) MS Exchange
2 29 (12.34%) IIS
3 24 (10.21%) Exchange Server 2010
4 17 (7.23%) Skype for Business
5 16 (6.81%) Exchange Server 2013
6 13 (5.53%) SharePoint
7 12 (5.11%) Exchange Server 2007
8 11 (4.68%) Apache
9 10 (4.26%) Tomcat
10 4 (1.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 4 (1.70%) Exchange Server 2000
10 4 (1.70%) Exchange Server 2003
10 4 (1.70%) IBM Notes
11 3 (1.28%) Documentum
12 1 (0.43%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 42 (17.87%) MS Excel
1 42 (17.87%) MS Office
2 13 (5.53%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.28%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.85%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.43%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 17 (7.23%) Office 365
2 10 (4.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (2.13%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (2.13%) Mimecast
4 4 (1.70%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.43%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 63 (26.81%) DNS
2 51 (21.70%) Firewall
3 50 (21.28%) DHCP
4 33 (14.04%) SAN
5 23 (9.79%) LAN
6 22 (9.36%) WAN
7 17 (7.23%) TCP/IP
8 15 (6.38%) Internet
9 14 (5.96%) VLAN
10 13 (5.53%) Skype
10 13 (5.53%) VoIP
11 12 (5.11%) VPN
12 11 (4.68%) Remote Desktop
13 10 (4.26%) X.509
14 8 (3.40%) SMTP
14 8 (3.40%) Wireless
15 7 (2.98%) Cisco IOS
16 6 (2.55%) iSCSI
16 6 (2.55%) Network Security
17 5 (2.13%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (14.89%) SQL Server
2 14 (5.96%) SQL Server 2008
2 14 (5.96%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (2.55%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (0.85%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.43%) Apache Hive
5 1 (0.43%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (0.43%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.43%) MySQL
5 1 (0.43%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.43%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 15 (6.38%) MSI
2 6 (2.55%) InstallShield
3 5 (2.13%) WinDbg
4 4 (1.70%) ClearCase
4 4 (1.70%) ClearQuest
5 3 (1.28%) Git (software)
5 3 (1.28%) GoCD
5 3 (1.28%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.43%) AdminStudio
General
1 27 (11.49%) Finance
2 10 (4.26%) Back Office
3 8 (3.40%) Manufacturing
4 5 (2.13%) Electronics
4 5 (2.13%) Financial Institution
4 5 (2.13%) Legal
5 4 (1.70%) Banking
6 3 (1.28%) Retail
7 2 (0.85%) Games
7 2 (0.85%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.43%) Advertising
8 1 (0.43%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 38 (16.17%) Windows Engineer
2 33 (14.04%) Administrator
3 32 (13.62%) Analyst
4 28 (11.91%) Support Engineer
5 27 (11.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 24 (10.21%) Systems Administrator
7 20 (8.51%) Consultant
8 19 (8.09%) Architect
9 17 (7.23%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 17 (7.23%) SCCM Engineer
9 17 (7.23%) Windows Administrator
10 16 (6.81%) Server Engineer
11 15 (6.38%) 3rd Line Support
11 15 (6.38%) Windows Systems Administrator
12 14 (5.96%) Design Engineer
12 14 (5.96%) Technical Analyst
13 11 (4.68%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 11 (4.68%) Desktop Engineer
13 11 (4.68%) Wintel Engineer
14 9 (3.83%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.70%) Web Services
2 3 (1.28%) .NET
2 3 (1.28%) JSON
3 2 (0.85%) Software Packaging
4 1 (0.43%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.43%) DCOM
4 1 (0.43%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 24 (10.21%) Data Centre
2 21 (8.94%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (5.11%) Clustering
4 8 (3.40%) EMC VNX
5 6 (2.55%) Client/Server
5 6 (2.55%) CMDB
5 6 (2.55%) Device Driver
5 6 (2.55%) EqualLogic
5 6 (2.55%) PKI
6 5 (2.13%) Cloud Native
6 5 (2.13%) Replication
6 5 (2.13%) Video Conferencing
7 4 (1.70%) Blackberry
7 4 (1.70%) Driving Licence
7 4 (1.70%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.70%) Mobile App
7 4 (1.70%) Statistics
8 3 (1.28%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.28%) Life Science
9 2 (0.85%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 216 (91.91%) Windows
2 154 (65.53%) Windows Server
3 97 (41.28%) Windows Server 2008
4 80 (34.04%) Windows Server 2012
5 55 (23.40%) Windows Server 2003
6 48 (20.43%) Linux
6 48 (20.43%) Windows 7
7 24 (10.21%) Windows 10
8 22 (9.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 21 (8.94%) Unix
10 19 (8.09%) Windows XP
11 18 (7.66%) Windows 8
12 13 (5.53%) Android
13 11 (4.68%) Mac OS X
13 11 (4.68%) Solaris
14 7 (2.98%) Ubuntu
15 6 (2.55%) AIX
16 5 (2.13%) Apple iOS
16 5 (2.13%) CentOS
16 5 (2.13%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (27.23%) ITIL
2 29 (12.34%) Patch Management
2 29 (12.34%) Virtual Environments
3 26 (11.06%) Configuration Management
3 26 (11.06%) Migration
4 20 (8.51%) Security Patching
5 16 (6.81%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (5.96%) Virtual Infrastructure
7 13 (5.53%) Performance Tuning
8 12 (5.11%) Change Management
8 12 (5.11%) Service Delivery
9 11 (4.68%) Change Control
9 11 (4.68%) Project Management
10 10 (4.26%) DevOps
10 10 (4.26%) Disaster Recovery
10 10 (4.26%) Kalman Filter
10 10 (4.26%) Mobile Device Management
10 10 (4.26%) Service Management
10 10 (4.26%) Software Deployment
11 9 (3.83%) Infrastructure Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 83 (35.32%) PowerShell
2 36 (15.32%) SQL
3 28 (11.91%) VBScript
4 20 (8.51%) Bash Shell
5 19 (8.09%) VB
6 12 (5.11%) Perl
6 12 (5.11%) Python
7 11 (4.68%) PHP
8 5 (2.13%) C#
8 5 (2.13%) T-SQL
9 4 (1.70%) Java
10 3 (1.28%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.85%) Korn
12 1 (0.43%) C
12 1 (0.43%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 46 (19.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 29 (12.34%) MCSE
3 27 (11.49%) Security Cleared
4 21 (8.94%) MCP
5 15 (6.38%) DV Cleared
5 15 (6.38%) MCSA
6 11 (4.68%) ITIL Certification
7 8 (3.40%) MCTS
7 8 (3.40%) SC Cleared
8 6 (2.55%) DBS Check
9 5 (2.13%) CISSP
9 5 (2.13%) MCITP
9 5 (2.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 5 (2.13%) SANS
9 5 (2.13%) SSCP
10 4 (1.70%) A+ Certification
10 4 (1.70%) CCA
10 4 (1.70%) Citrix Certification
10 4 (1.70%) Degree
10 4 (1.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (8.51%) SLA
2 13 (5.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (2.55%) PCI DSS
4 5 (2.13%) JSP 440
5 4 (1.70%) QA
6 2 (0.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.43%) DICOM
7 1 (0.43%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.43%) HL7
System Software
1 184 (78.30%) Active Directory
2 96 (40.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (11.91%) Hyper-V
3 28 (11.91%) vSphere
4 20 (8.51%) BitLocker
5 17 (7.23%) Xen
6 13 (5.53%) Microsoft App-V
7 11 (4.68%) Virtual Servers
8 10 (4.26%) XenApp
9 9 (3.83%) Virtual Machines
9 9 (3.83%) VMware ESX
10 8 (3.40%) XenDesktop
11 7 (2.98%) Docker
12 5 (2.13%) VMware ESXi
13 4 (1.70%) ISA Server
14 3 (1.28%) DFS Replication
14 3 (1.28%) UAG
15 2 (0.85%) Firmware
16 1 (0.43%) NFS
16 1 (0.43%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 119 (50.64%) SCCM
2 51 (21.70%) SCOM
3 19 (8.09%) Backup Exec
4 18 (7.66%) Norton AntiVirus
5 17 (7.23%) McAfee ePO
5 17 (7.23%) Nagios
5 17 (7.23%) NetBackup
6 16 (6.81%) Puppet
7 11 (4.68%) AirWatch
8 9 (3.83%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 6 (2.55%) SCVMM
10 5 (2.13%) Casper Suite
10 5 (2.13%) Perfmon
10 5 (2.13%) WhatsUp Gold
11 4 (1.70%) FortiGate
11 4 (1.70%) Microsoft Clustering
11 4 (1.70%) SCOrch
12 3 (1.28%) Icinga
12 3 (1.28%) SCDPM
12 3 (1.28%) SCSM
Vendors
1 148 (62.98%) Microsoft
2 119 (50.64%) VMware
3 55 (23.40%) HP
4 38 (16.17%) Citrix
5 36 (15.32%) Symantec
6 35 (14.89%) Intel Security
7 32 (13.62%) Cisco
8 30 (12.77%) Dell
9 20 (8.51%) Apple
10 19 (8.09%) Red Hat
11 13 (5.53%) NetApp
12 11 (4.68%) LANDesk
13 9 (3.83%) EMC
13 9 (3.83%) MobileIron
13 9 (3.83%) Splunk
14 8 (3.40%) IBM
15 7 (2.98%) Acronis
15 7 (2.98%) F5
15 7 (2.98%) Qualys
16 6 (2.55%) Veeam
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