The table below looks at the statistics for WSUS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WSUS over the 3 months to 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
Rank 131 119 117
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -2
Contract jobs citing WSUS 7 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.23% 0.26% 0.17%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.85% 3.41% 2.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 0
Average daily rate
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£221 £450 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-50.83% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £303 £356 £270
% change year-on-year
-14.90% +31.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +14.70%
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 Scotland region.

Systems Management Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
246 205 179
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 8.05% 7.74% 7.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 99 103
Average daily rate £325 £375 £362
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +3.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £277 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 1
Average hourly rate £31.00 £16.00 £31.65
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+93.75% -49.44%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.19 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-19.26% +25.00%

WSUS
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WSUS across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Systems Management category.

WSUS Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

WSUS
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing WSUS across the Scotland region.

WSUS Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

WSUS
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WSUS across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 21 April 2015.

WSUS Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

WSUS
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WSUS across the Scotland region.

WSUS Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

WSUS
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WSUS within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 21 April 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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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
Edinburgh -1 4 £193 -32.45%
Glasgow -2 1 £158 -66.57%
WSUS
UK

WSUS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 10 (90.91%) Windows
2 7 (63.64%) SCCM
3 6 (54.55%) VMware
3 6 (54.55%) Microsoft
3 6 (54.55%) Active Directory
4 5 (45.45%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (36.36%) PowerShell
5 4 (36.36%) SAN
5 4 (36.36%) Symantec
5 4 (36.36%) SQL
5 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
5 4 (36.36%) ITIL
5 4 (36.36%) Application Packaging
6 3 (27.27%) MS Excel
6 3 (27.27%) SC Cleared
6 3 (27.27%) Security Cleared
7 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (18.18%) SharePoint
7 2 (18.18%) MS Exchange
7 2 (18.18%) Ethernet
7 2 (18.18%) DNS
7 2 (18.18%) SLA
7 2 (18.18%) Cisco
7 2 (18.18%) IIS
7 2 (18.18%) MS Office
7 2 (18.18%) Visual Studio
7 2 (18.18%) VB
7 2 (18.18%) .NET
7 2 (18.18%) AIX

WSUS
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 2 (18.18%) IIS
1 2 (18.18%) JBoss
1 2 (18.18%) SharePoint
1 2 (18.18%) MS Exchange
1 2 (18.18%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (18.18%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (27.27%) MS Excel
2 2 (18.18%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (36.36%) SAN
2 2 (18.18%) Firewall
2 2 (18.18%) IP Telephony
2 2 (18.18%) iSCSI
2 2 (18.18%) NAS
2 2 (18.18%) Fibre Channel
2 2 (18.18%) Ethernet
2 2 (18.18%) DNS
3 1 (9.09%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Visual Studio
1 2 (18.18%) MSI
1 2 (18.18%) InstallShield
1 2 (18.18%) AdminStudio
General
1 2 (18.18%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) Support Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Consultant
2 2 (18.18%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Consultant
2 2 (18.18%) Wintel Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Support Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Support Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (36.36%) Application Packaging
2 2 (18.18%) .NET
2 2 (18.18%) Middleware
2 2 (18.18%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Clustering
1 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
2 1 (9.09%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 10 (90.91%) Windows
2 5 (45.45%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (18.18%) AIX
4 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) ITIL
2 2 (18.18%) ITIL V3
2 2 (18.18%) Software Distribution
3 1 (9.09%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (9.09%) Mentoring
3 1 (9.09%) Service Delivery
3 1 (9.09%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) SQL
1 4 (36.36%) PowerShell
2 2 (18.18%) VB
2 2 (18.18%) REXX
2 2 (18.18%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) SC Cleared
1 3 (27.27%) Security Cleared
2 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (54.55%) Active Directory
2 4 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (18.18%) DFS Replication
3 2 (18.18%) vSphere
3 2 (18.18%) VMware ESX
3 2 (18.18%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (18.18%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 7 (63.64%) SCCM
2 2 (18.18%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 2 (18.18%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (18.18%) NetBackup
3 1 (9.09%) WMI
Vendors
1 6 (54.55%) Microsoft
1 6 (54.55%) VMware
2 4 (36.36%) Symantec
3 2 (18.18%) McAfee
3 2 (18.18%) Cisco
3 2 (18.18%) HP
3 2 (18.18%) EMC
3 2 (18.18%) Citrix
3 2 (18.18%) CA