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 25 November 2014 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
25 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
Rank 125 114 -
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -
Contract jobs citing WSUS 2 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.071% 0.20% -
As % of the Systems Management category 1.08% 2.96% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£450 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £335 £323
% change year-on-year
+19.40% +3.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £23.65 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+69.13% +12.61%
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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
185 169 139
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 6.59% 6.74% 5.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 81 67
Average daily rate £340 £335 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.49% +6.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £524 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £349 £340
% change year-on-year
+3.98% +2.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 7
Average hourly rate £25.00 £15.00 £15.64
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -4.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £11.80 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £131.00 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £22.85 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+0.65% +8.80%

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
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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 25 November 2014, 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 7 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (85.71%) Active Directory
2 6 (85.71%) SCCM
3 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
4 4 (57.14%) ITIL
4 4 (57.14%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (57.14%) SAN
4 4 (57.14%) Symantec
4 4 (57.14%) MS Office
4 4 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (57.14%) VMware
5 3 (42.86%) PowerShell
5 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (42.86%) Application Packaging
5 3 (42.86%) Windows 7
5 3 (42.86%) MS Exchange
5 3 (42.86%) SQL
6 2 (28.57%) VB
6 2 (28.57%) .NET
6 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
6 2 (28.57%) DHCP
6 2 (28.57%) TCP/IP
6 2 (28.57%) DNS
6 2 (28.57%) Visual Studio
6 2 (28.57%) Client/Server
6 2 (28.57%) Windows XP
6 2 (28.57%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (28.57%) MSI
6 2 (28.57%) InstallShield
6 2 (28.57%) AdminStudio

WSUS
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 25 November 2014, 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 3 (42.86%) MS Exchange
2 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (14.29%) WebSphere
3 1 (14.29%) Lync
3 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (14.29%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (14.29%) IIS
3 1 (14.29%) JBoss
3 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (57.14%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (57.14%) SAN
2 2 (28.57%) DHCP
2 2 (28.57%) TCP/IP
2 2 (28.57%) DNS
2 2 (28.57%) Network Security
2 2 (28.57%) iSCSI
2 2 (28.57%) NAS
2 2 (28.57%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Visual Studio
1 2 (28.57%) MSI
1 2 (28.57%) InstallShield
1 2 (28.57%) AdminStudio
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Administrator
2 1 (14.29%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Deployment Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) VMWare Administrator
2 1 (14.29%) Software Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) Application Packaging
2 2 (28.57%) .NET
2 2 (28.57%) .NET Framework
3 1 (14.29%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Client/Server
1 2 (28.57%) EqualLogic
1 2 (28.57%) Computer Science
2 1 (14.29%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (42.86%) Windows 7
3 2 (28.57%) Windows XP
3 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) ITIL
2 2 (28.57%) Software Distribution
3 1 (14.29%) Migration
3 1 (14.29%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) PowerShell
1 3 (42.86%) SQL
2 2 (28.57%) VB
2 2 (28.57%) REXX
2 2 (28.57%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (28.57%) Degree
3 1 (14.29%) MCSE
System Software
1 6 (85.71%) Active Directory
2 4 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (28.57%) vSphere
3 2 (28.57%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (28.57%) VMware ESX
3 2 (28.57%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (14.29%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 6 (85.71%) SCCM
2 2 (28.57%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (28.57%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (14.29%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 4 (57.14%) Symantec
2 4 (57.14%) VMware
3 2 (28.57%) CA
3 2 (28.57%) CommVault
3 2 (28.57%) HP
3 2 (28.57%) Dell