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 20 January 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
UK / Scotland
Rank 98 120 122
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +2
Contract jobs citing WSUS 10 14 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.60% 0.54% 0.11%
As % of the Systems Management category 5.24% 5.38% 1.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 1
Median daily rate £263 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.37% +14.28%
UK excluding London median daily rate £305 £375 £300
% change year-on-year
-18.66% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.50 £37.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+24.00% +36.36%

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
191 260 188
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 11.48% 9.97% 7.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 144 97
Median daily rate £388 £305 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.04% -10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £190 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 1
Median hourly rate £30.75 - £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.75 £21.75 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+9.19% -3.33%

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 20 January 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 20 January 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 - 10 £263 -
WSUS
UK

WSUS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 20 January 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 (100.00%) Windows
2 10 (76.92%) Windows Server
3 9 (69.23%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (61.54%) ITIL
4 8 (61.54%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (53.85%) VMware
5 7 (53.85%) VMware Infrastructure
6 6 (46.15%) SCCM
6 6 (46.15%) SCOM
7 5 (38.46%) PowerShell
7 5 (38.46%) Change Control
7 5 (38.46%) Private Cloud
7 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
7 5 (38.46%) Active Directory
7 5 (38.46%) SAN
8 4 (30.77%) DHCP
8 4 (30.77%) DNS
8 4 (30.77%) HP
8 4 (30.77%) Dell
8 4 (30.77%) Citrix
8 4 (30.77%) Law
8 4 (30.77%) Data Centre
8 4 (30.77%) VMware Server
9 3 (23.08%) Software Testing
9 3 (23.08%) Root Cause Analysis
9 3 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (23.08%) XenApp
9 3 (23.08%) vSphere
9 3 (23.08%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2003

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 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (23.08%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (38.46%) SAN
2 4 (30.77%) DHCP
2 4 (30.77%) DNS
3 2 (15.38%) Firewall
3 2 (15.38%) Unified Communications
3 2 (15.38%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (30.77%) Law
2 3 (23.08%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Analyst
1 4 (30.77%) Microsoft Engineer
1 4 (30.77%) Systems Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) 3rd Line Support
2 3 (23.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) SCCM Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Server Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) Support Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) 3rd Line Server Support
3 2 (15.38%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Server Support
3 2 (15.38%) Server Support Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Desktop Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Desktop Support
4 1 (7.69%) VMware Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Wintel Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Wintel Server Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 5 (38.46%) Private Cloud
2 4 (30.77%) Data Centre
3 3 (23.08%) Clustering
4 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 13 (100.00%) Windows
2 10 (76.92%) Windows Server
3 9 (69.23%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (61.54%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (23.08%) Linux
5 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (7.69%) CentOS
6 1 (7.69%) Windows 10
6 1 (7.69%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) ITIL
2 5 (38.46%) Change Control
3 3 (23.08%) Root Cause Analysis
3 3 (23.08%) Software Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Monitoring
4 2 (15.38%) ITSM
4 2 (15.38%) Service Management
4 2 (15.38%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (38.46%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) MCSA
1 2 (15.38%) MCSE
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 7 (53.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (38.46%) Active Directory
3 4 (30.77%) VMware Server
4 3 (23.08%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (23.08%) vSphere
4 3 (23.08%) XenApp
5 1 (7.69%) Hyper-V
5 1 (7.69%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 6 (46.15%) SCCM
1 6 (46.15%) SCOM
2 2 (15.38%) SnapMirror
Vendors
1 7 (53.85%) VMware
2 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
3 4 (30.77%) Citrix
3 4 (30.77%) Dell
3 4 (30.77%) HP
4 2 (15.38%) Avaya
4 2 (15.38%) Cisco
4 2 (15.38%) NetApp
4 2 (15.38%) Palo Alto
4 2 (15.38%) Riverbed
4 2 (15.38%) Veeam
4 2 (15.38%) WatchGuard
5 1 (7.69%) Red Hat