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 27 July 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
27 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
Rank 135 130 112
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -18
Contract jobs citing WSUS 1 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.031% 0.18% 0.16%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.52% 2.19% 2.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 1
Average daily rate
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- £371 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +34.78%
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £325 £299
% change year-on-year
-15.38% +8.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £150.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £72.25 £21.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+244.02% +55.55%
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
191 228 175
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 5.97% 8.21% 7.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 131 80
Average daily rate £325 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £175 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £416 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £345
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -2.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 4
Average hourly rate £18.50 £27.50 £15.89
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.72% +73.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £21.00 £15.77
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.38 £27.50 £150.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £19.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+10.25% -13.33%

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
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 27 July 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 -6 1 - -
WSUS
UK

WSUS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 7 (87.50%) Windows
1 7 (87.50%) Active Directory
2 6 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (75.00%) SCCM
3 5 (62.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (62.50%) VMware
3 5 (62.50%) SAN
4 4 (50.00%) Symantec
4 4 (50.00%) ITIL
4 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
4 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (37.50%) SC Cleared
5 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
5 3 (37.50%) MS Office
5 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
5 3 (37.50%) DNS
5 3 (37.50%) MS Exchange
5 3 (37.50%) EMC
5 3 (37.50%) vSphere
5 3 (37.50%) Patch Management
6 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (25.00%) NAS
6 2 (25.00%) Fibre Channel
6 2 (25.00%) ITIL V3
6 2 (25.00%) Software Distribution
6 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (25.00%) HP
6 2 (25.00%) CA
6 2 (25.00%) McAfee
6 2 (25.00%) Norton AntiVirus

WSUS
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 3 (37.50%) MS Exchange
2 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 3 (37.50%) MS Office
1 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (62.50%) SAN
2 3 (37.50%) DNS
3 2 (25.00%) iSCSI
3 2 (25.00%) NAS
3 2 (25.00%) Fibre Channel
3 2 (25.00%) Firewall
3 2 (25.00%) IP Telephony
3 2 (25.00%) Ethernet
4 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
4 1 (12.50%) VoIP
4 1 (12.50%) DHCP
4 1 (12.50%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Visual Studio
1 2 (25.00%) MSI
1 2 (25.00%) InstallShield
1 2 (25.00%) AdminStudio
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Support Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) ICT Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Support Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (12.50%) Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) .NET
1 2 (25.00%) .NET Framework
1 2 (25.00%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
2 1 (12.50%) CLARiiON
2 1 (12.50%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 7 (87.50%) Windows
2 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (25.00%) AIX
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (12.50%) Windows XP
4 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) ITIL
2 3 (37.50%) Patch Management
3 2 (25.00%) ITIL V3
3 2 (25.00%) Software Distribution
4 1 (12.50%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (12.50%) Mentoring
4 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
4 1 (12.50%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) SQL
1 2 (25.00%) VB
1 2 (25.00%) REXX
1 2 (25.00%) Tcl
1 2 (25.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) SC Cleared
1 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (87.50%) Active Directory
2 5 (62.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (37.50%) vSphere
4 2 (25.00%) VMware ESX
4 2 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (25.00%) VMware Server
5 1 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (75.00%) SCCM
2 2 (25.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 2 (25.00%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (25.00%) NetBackup
3 1 (12.50%) Backup Exec
3 1 (12.50%) WMI
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (62.50%) VMware
3 4 (50.00%) Symantec
4 3 (37.50%) EMC
5 2 (25.00%) CA
5 2 (25.00%) McAfee
5 2 (25.00%) HP
5 2 (25.00%) Cisco
6 1 (12.50%) Dell Compellent
6 1 (12.50%) Dell
6 1 (12.50%) CommVault
6 1 (12.50%) Veritas