The table below looks at the statistics for WSUS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WSUS over the 3 months to 21 February 2017 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
UK / Scotland
Rank 102 118 121
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +3
Contract jobs citing WSUS 8 12 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.45% 0.47% 0.11%
As % of the Systems Management category 3.57% 5.19% 1.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 2
Median daily rate £350 £390 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% +11.42%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £373 £325
% change year-on-year
-6.04% +14.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.50 £41.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+9.63% +84.44%

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
224 231 190
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 12.73% 9.06% 7.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 125 103
Median daily rate £388 £338 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.81% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £200 £127
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £430 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £370
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +8.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £33.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.25 £35.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-42.14% +55.55%

WSUS
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Scotland region citing WSUS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WSUS within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 21 February 2017. 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 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
Glasgow - 6 £400 -
Edinburgh +13 2 £344 -
WSUS
UK

WSUS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, 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 Scotland region with a requirement for WSUS.

1 13 (86.67%) Windows
2 11 (73.33%) ITIL
3 10 (66.67%) Windows Server
4 9 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (53.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (53.33%) SCCM
5 8 (53.33%) VMware
6 7 (46.67%) PowerShell
6 7 (46.67%) Microsoft
6 7 (46.67%) Change Control
7 6 (40.00%) Private Cloud
7 6 (40.00%) SCOM
8 5 (33.33%) Active Directory
8 5 (33.33%) SAN
9 4 (26.67%) DHCP
9 4 (26.67%) DNS
9 4 (26.67%) HP
9 4 (26.67%) Dell
9 4 (26.67%) Citrix
9 4 (26.67%) MS Excel
9 4 (26.67%) Service Management
9 4 (26.67%) Law
9 4 (26.67%) VMware Server
9 4 (26.67%) Data Centre
10 3 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
10 3 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
10 3 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
10 3 (20.00%) XenApp

WSUS
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland 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 3 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (20.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (26.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (33.33%) SAN
2 4 (26.67%) DHCP
2 4 (26.67%) DNS
3 2 (13.33%) Firewall
3 2 (13.33%) Unified Communications
3 2 (13.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (26.67%) Law
2 3 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) Analyst
1 4 (26.67%) Microsoft Engineer
1 4 (26.67%) Systems Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) SCCM Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Server Analyst
2 3 (20.00%) Server Support
2 3 (20.00%) Support Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) 3rd Line Server Support
3 2 (13.33%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (13.33%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Consultant
3 2 (13.33%) Desktop Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Desktop Support
3 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Consultant
3 2 (13.33%) Server Support Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (40.00%) Private Cloud
2 4 (26.67%) Data Centre
3 3 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (20.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 13 (86.67%) Windows
2 10 (66.67%) Windows Server
3 9 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (20.00%) Linux
4 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (6.67%) CentOS
5 1 (6.67%) Windows 10
5 1 (6.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (73.33%) ITIL
2 7 (46.67%) Change Control
3 4 (26.67%) Service Management
4 3 (20.00%) ITSM
4 3 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (20.00%) Software Testing
5 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Monitoring
5 2 (13.33%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (46.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) MCSA
1 2 (13.33%) MCSE
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 8 (53.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 4 (26.67%) VMware Server
4 3 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (20.00%) vSphere
4 3 (20.00%) XenApp
5 2 (13.33%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (6.67%) Hyper-V
6 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (6.67%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (6.67%) VMware ESX
6 1 (6.67%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 8 (53.33%) SCCM
2 6 (40.00%) SCOM
3 2 (13.33%) SnapMirror
Vendors
1 8 (53.33%) VMware
2 7 (46.67%) Microsoft
3 4 (26.67%) Citrix
3 4 (26.67%) Dell
3 4 (26.67%) HP
4 2 (13.33%) Avaya
4 2 (13.33%) Cisco
4 2 (13.33%) NetApp
4 2 (13.33%) Palo Alto
4 2 (13.33%) Riverbed
4 2 (13.33%) Veeam
4 2 (13.33%) WatchGuard
5 1 (6.67%) Red Hat
5 1 (6.67%) Remedy
5 1 (6.67%) Sophos