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 24 May 2016 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
Rank 128 131 124
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -7
Contract jobs citing WSUS 15 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.52% 0.24% 0.12%
As % of the Systems Management category 4.32% 3.14% 1.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 1
Median daily rate £300 £221 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.59% -22.36%
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £288 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.69% -11.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.33 £40.00 -
% change year-on-year
-46.67% -
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
347 223 204
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 11.93% 7.68% 7.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 129 106
Median daily rate £350 £325 £332
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £127 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 5 8
Median hourly rate £37.50 £31.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.96% +12.72%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £20.19 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+73.39% -19.26%

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
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 24 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Edinburgh -3 9 - - 2
Renfrewshire -38 5 £300 -31.03%
West Lothian - 1 - -
WSUS
UK

WSUS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 May 2016, 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 27 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 26 (96.30%) Windows
3 25 (92.59%) Microsoft
4 19 (70.37%) VMware
5 18 (66.67%) SQL Server
5 18 (66.67%) Citrix
5 18 (66.67%) SCCM
6 16 (59.26%) VMware Infrastructure
7 15 (55.56%) PowerShell
7 15 (55.56%) Clustering
8 14 (51.85%) ITIL
8 14 (51.85%) Windows Server 2008
9 13 (48.15%) SCOM
9 13 (48.15%) NetScaler
9 13 (48.15%) Windows Server
9 13 (48.15%) VMware ESX
10 11 (40.74%) VBScript
11 10 (37.04%) AppSense
12 9 (33.33%) XenApp
12 9 (33.33%) XenDesktop
12 9 (33.33%) SQL
12 9 (33.33%) CA
12 9 (33.33%) Symantec
13 8 (29.63%) SAN
13 8 (29.63%) HP
13 8 (29.63%) SharePoint
13 8 (29.63%) Client/Server
14 7 (25.93%) Application Packaging
15 6 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
15 6 (22.22%) Hyper-V

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 8 (29.63%) SharePoint
2 5 (18.52%) Exchange Server 2007
2 5 (18.52%) Exchange Server 2013
2 5 (18.52%) MS Exchange
3 4 (14.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 5 (18.52%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (48.15%) NetScaler
2 8 (29.63%) SAN
3 6 (22.22%) DHCP
3 6 (22.22%) DNS
4 5 (18.52%) Firewall
4 5 (18.52%) SMTP
5 4 (14.81%) HTTP
5 4 (14.81%) HTTPS
5 4 (14.81%) iSCSI
5 4 (14.81%) NAS
6 2 (7.41%) Wireshark
7 1 (3.70%) LAN
7 1 (3.70%) Reverse Proxy
7 1 (3.70%) SMS
7 1 (3.70%) TCP/IP
7 1 (3.70%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 4 (14.81%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (14.81%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (14.81%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Fiddler
General
1 6 (22.22%) Finance
2 1 (3.70%) Banking
2 1 (3.70%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 9 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support
2 8 (29.63%) Support Engineer
3 7 (25.93%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 6 (22.22%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 5 (18.52%) Administrator
5 5 (18.52%) Systems Administrator
5 5 (18.52%) VMware Engineer
5 5 (18.52%) VMware Support Engineer
6 3 (11.11%) Service Manager
6 3 (11.11%) Technical Manager
6 3 (11.11%) Technical Services Manager
6 3 (11.11%) Windows Engineer
6 3 (11.11%) Windows Support Engineer
7 2 (7.41%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
7 2 (7.41%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (7.41%) SCCM Engineer
7 2 (7.41%) Storage Engineer
7 2 (7.41%) Storage Support Engineer
7 2 (7.41%) Technical Support
7 2 (7.41%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.81%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 15 (55.56%) Clustering
2 8 (29.63%) Client/Server
3 6 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (18.52%) PKI
5 4 (14.81%) Blackberry
5 4 (14.81%) Public Cloud
6 1 (3.70%) CMDB
6 1 (3.70%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 26 (96.30%) Windows
2 14 (51.85%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (48.15%) Windows Server
4 6 (22.22%) Linux
5 5 (18.52%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (51.85%) ITIL
2 7 (25.93%) Application Packaging
3 5 (18.52%) High Availability
3 5 (18.52%) Incident Management
3 5 (18.52%) Mentoring
3 5 (18.52%) Release Management
4 4 (14.81%) ITSM
4 4 (14.81%) Software Distribution
5 3 (11.11%) Line Management
5 3 (11.11%) OO
6 2 (7.41%) Service Management
7 1 (3.70%) Data Migration
7 1 (3.70%) Kalman Filter
7 1 (3.70%) Migration
7 1 (3.70%) Project Management
7 1 (3.70%) Security Architecture
7 1 (3.70%) SIEM
7 1 (3.70%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 15 (55.56%) PowerShell
2 11 (40.74%) VBScript
3 9 (33.33%) SQL
4 4 (14.81%) JavaScript
4 4 (14.81%) Jython
4 4 (14.81%) Python
5 1 (3.70%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (14.81%) SC Cleared
1 4 (14.81%) Security Cleared
2 3 (11.11%) DV Cleared
3 1 (3.70%) MCITP
3 1 (3.70%) MCP
3 1 (3.70%) MCSE
3 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (18.52%) SLA
2 1 (3.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.70%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 27 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 16 (59.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (48.15%) VMware ESX
4 9 (33.33%) XenApp
4 9 (33.33%) XenDesktop
5 6 (22.22%) Hyper-V
6 5 (18.52%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (11.11%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (3.70%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 18 (66.67%) SCCM
2 13 (48.15%) SCOM
3 5 (18.52%) CA Spectrum
3 5 (18.52%) SCVMM
4 4 (14.81%) BladeLogic
4 4 (14.81%) HP Operations Orchestration
4 4 (14.81%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 4 (14.81%) Puppet
4 4 (14.81%) SCOrch
4 4 (14.81%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (3.70%) Nessus
5 1 (3.70%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 25 (92.59%) Microsoft
2 19 (70.37%) VMware
3 18 (66.67%) Citrix
4 10 (37.04%) AppSense
5 9 (33.33%) CA
5 9 (33.33%) Symantec
6 8 (29.63%) HP
7 5 (18.52%) arcserve
8 4 (14.81%) 3PAR
8 4 (14.81%) BMC
8 4 (14.81%) Brocade
8 4 (14.81%) Dell
8 4 (14.81%) Lumension
8 4 (14.81%) Red Hat
9 3 (11.11%) NetApp
10 1 (3.70%) Cisco