The table below looks at the statistics for WSUS skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WSUS over the 3 months to 31 August 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
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
Rank 503 537 552
Rank change year-on-year
+34 +15
Contract jobs citing WSUS 143 125 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.26% 0.21% 0.15%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.43% 2.47% 1.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 86 46
Median daily rate £325 £300 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £207 £200 £177
10% offered a daily rate of more than £466 £441 £405
UK excluding London median daily rate £308 £280 £285
% change year-on-year
+9.82% -1.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 6 11
Median hourly rate £43.00 £31.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.73% +47.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.28 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £131.25 £189.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £44.49 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-3.34% +111.85%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Systems Management category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Systems Management Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
5879 5060 4678
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 10.88% 8.63% 8.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 3777 3090 2744
Median daily rate £450 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.75% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 132 167 154
Median hourly rate £28.00 £21.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.87 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.28 £43.43 £38.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.50 £19.91
% change year-on-year
+30.23% +7.98%

WSUS
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing WSUS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Systems Management category.

WSUS Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

WSUS
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing WSUS within the UK.

WSUS Daily Rate Trend in the UK

WSUS
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WSUS within the UK over the 3 months to 31 August 2016.

WSUS Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

WSUS
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WSUS within the UK.

WSUS Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

WSUS
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WSUS within the UK over the 3 months to 31 August 2016.

WSUS Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

WSUS
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WSUS within the UK over the 3 months to 31 August 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
England +21 131 £325 +8.33% 16
London -4 55 £338 -0.73% 5
South East -6 22 £275 -11.45% 2
North West +31 15 £325 +62.50% 2
Berkshire +15 15 £255 -10.52%
South West +14 12 £318 -15.33% 6
East of England +24 10 £200 -20.00%
Scotland +22 9 £138 -53.19%
Edinburgh +12 9 £138 -53.19%
Manchester +8 9 £335 +67.50% 1
Bristol +3 9 £315 - 1
City of London +18 8 £313 -1.57% 2
Reading +19 7 £255 -
North East -19 7 £390 +41.63%
West Midlands -21 5 £513 +28.12%
Maidenhead - 5 £360 -
Lancashire +18 4 - -
Durham +7 4 £338 +60.71%
Hampshire +7 4 £228 -29.76% 2
Norfolk +3 4 £145 -42.00%
Bedfordshire - 4 £250 -
Coventry - 4 £513 -
Luton - 4 £250 -
Yorkshire +5 3 £338 +147.88% 1
Tyne and Wear -28 3 £409 +36.41%
Hertfordshire +8 2 £188 -6.25%
Buckinghamshire +3 2 £343 +37.27%
Wiltshire -1 2 £385 -18.94% 3
Newcastle upon Tyne -26 2 £409 +42.34%
Cheshire - 2 £288 - 1

WSUS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 with a requirement for WSUS.

1 240 (92.31%) Windows
2 208 (80.00%) Active Directory
3 170 (65.38%) Microsoft
4 160 (61.54%) Windows Server
5 141 (54.23%) VMware
6 130 (50.00%) SCCM
7 119 (45.77%) Windows Server 2008
8 114 (43.85%) VMware Infrastructure
9 97 (37.31%) PowerShell
10 88 (33.85%) Windows Server 2012
11 73 (28.08%) ITIL
12 72 (27.69%) DNS
13 61 (23.46%) SCOM
14 60 (23.08%) MS Exchange
14 60 (23.08%) HP
15 58 (22.31%) Citrix
16 57 (21.92%) DHCP
17 56 (21.54%) Windows Server 2003
18 54 (20.77%) Linux
19 53 (20.38%) SQL Server
20 51 (19.62%) Firewall
21 47 (18.08%) Windows 7
22 45 (17.31%) MS Excel
22 45 (17.31%) Microsoft Certification
23 44 (16.92%) SQL
24 43 (16.54%) VBScript
25 41 (15.77%) MS Office
25 41 (15.77%) Symantec
26 36 (13.85%) SAN
26 36 (13.85%) Hyper-V

WSUS
Top Related IT Skills 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 60 (23.08%) MS Exchange
2 31 (11.92%) IIS
3 24 (9.23%) Exchange Server 2010
4 22 (8.46%) Exchange Server 2013
4 22 (8.46%) SharePoint
5 17 (6.54%) Exchange Server 2007
5 17 (6.54%) Skype for Business
6 11 (4.23%) Apache
7 10 (3.85%) Tomcat
8 8 (3.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 4 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2000
9 4 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2003
9 4 (1.54%) IBM Notes
10 3 (1.15%) Documentum
11 1 (0.38%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 45 (17.31%) MS Excel
2 41 (15.77%) MS Office
3 13 (5.00%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.15%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.77%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.38%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 16 (6.15%) Office 365
2 12 (4.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (2.31%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (1.92%) Mimecast
5 4 (1.54%) Google Apps
5 4 (1.54%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 72 (27.69%) DNS
2 57 (21.92%) DHCP
3 51 (19.62%) Firewall
4 36 (13.85%) SAN
5 23 (8.85%) LAN
6 22 (8.46%) WAN
7 16 (6.15%) Internet
7 16 (6.15%) TCP/IP
8 15 (5.77%) NetScaler
9 13 (5.00%) Skype
9 13 (5.00%) SMTP
9 13 (5.00%) VLAN
10 12 (4.62%) VoIP
11 11 (4.23%) Remote Desktop
11 11 (4.23%) VPN
12 10 (3.85%) X.509
13 8 (3.08%) Wireless
14 7 (2.69%) Cisco IOS
15 6 (2.31%) iSCSI
15 6 (2.31%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (20.38%) SQL Server
2 18 (6.92%) SQL Server 2008
2 18 (6.92%) SQL Server 2012
3 10 (3.85%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (0.77%) Azure SQL Database
4 2 (0.77%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.38%) Apache Hive
5 1 (0.38%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.38%) MySQL
5 1 (0.38%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.38%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 15 (5.77%) MSI
2 6 (2.31%) InstallShield
3 5 (1.92%) WinDbg
4 4 (1.54%) ClearCase
4 4 (1.54%) ClearQuest
5 3 (1.15%) Git (software)
5 3 (1.15%) GoCD
5 3 (1.15%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.77%) Fiddler
7 1 (0.38%) AdminStudio
General
1 28 (10.77%) Finance
2 10 (3.85%) Back Office
3 8 (3.08%) Manufacturing
4 5 (1.92%) Banking
4 5 (1.92%) Electronics
4 5 (1.92%) Financial Institution
4 5 (1.92%) Legal
5 3 (1.15%) Retail
6 2 (0.77%) Games
6 2 (0.77%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.38%) Advertising
7 1 (0.38%) Local Government
7 1 (0.38%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 43 (16.54%) Windows Engineer
2 38 (14.62%) Administrator
3 35 (13.46%) Support Engineer
4 32 (12.31%) Analyst
5 30 (11.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 29 (11.15%) Systems Administrator
7 26 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support
8 24 (9.23%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 21 (8.08%) Consultant
10 19 (7.31%) Architect
10 19 (7.31%) SCCM Engineer
11 17 (6.54%) Windows Administrator
12 16 (6.15%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 16 (6.15%) VMware Engineer
13 15 (5.77%) Server Engineer
13 15 (5.77%) Windows Systems Administrator
14 14 (5.38%) Design Engineer
14 14 (5.38%) Technical Analyst
15 12 (4.62%) Desktop Engineer
16 9 (3.46%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.92%) Web Services
2 3 (1.15%) JSON
3 2 (0.77%) .NET
3 2 (0.77%) Software Packaging
4 1 (0.38%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.38%) DCOM
4 1 (0.38%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 31 (11.92%) Clustering
2 27 (10.38%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (9.62%) Data Centre
4 15 (5.77%) Client/Server
5 11 (4.23%) PKI
6 8 (3.08%) Blackberry
6 8 (3.08%) EMC VNX
7 7 (2.69%) CMDB
8 6 (2.31%) Device Driver
8 6 (2.31%) Driving Licence
8 6 (2.31%) EqualLogic
9 5 (1.92%) Cloud Native
9 5 (1.92%) Management Information System
9 5 (1.92%) Replication
9 5 (1.92%) Video Conferencing
10 4 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (1.54%) Mobile App
10 4 (1.54%) Statistics
11 3 (1.15%) Computer Science
11 3 (1.15%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 240 (92.31%) Windows
2 160 (61.54%) Windows Server
3 119 (45.77%) Windows Server 2008
4 88 (33.85%) Windows Server 2012
5 56 (21.54%) Windows Server 2003
6 54 (20.77%) Linux
7 47 (18.08%) Windows 7
8 25 (9.62%) Windows 10
9 23 (8.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 21 (8.08%) Unix
11 18 (6.92%) Windows XP
12 17 (6.54%) Windows 8
13 13 (5.00%) Android
14 11 (4.23%) Mac OS X
14 11 (4.23%) Solaris
15 7 (2.69%) Ubuntu
16 6 (2.31%) AIX
17 5 (1.92%) Apple iOS
17 5 (1.92%) CentOS
17 5 (1.92%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (28.08%) ITIL
2 29 (11.15%) Patch Management
2 29 (11.15%) Virtual Environments
3 27 (10.38%) Migration
4 26 (10.00%) Configuration Management
5 21 (8.08%) Security Patching
6 16 (6.15%) Agile Software Development
7 15 (5.77%) Change Management
7 15 (5.77%) Virtual Infrastructure
8 14 (5.38%) Project Management
9 13 (5.00%) Performance Tuning
10 12 (4.62%) Service Delivery
10 12 (4.62%) Service Management
11 11 (4.23%) Application Packaging
11 11 (4.23%) Change Control
11 11 (4.23%) SIEM
12 10 (3.85%) DevOps
12 10 (3.85%) Incident Management
12 10 (3.85%) Kalman Filter
12 10 (3.85%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 97 (37.31%) PowerShell
2 44 (16.92%) SQL
3 43 (16.54%) VBScript
4 20 (7.69%) Bash Shell
5 19 (7.31%) VB
6 12 (4.62%) Python
7 11 (4.23%) Perl
7 11 (4.23%) PHP
8 5 (1.92%) C#
8 5 (1.92%) T-SQL
9 4 (1.54%) Java
9 4 (1.54%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.77%) Korn
11 1 (0.38%) C
11 1 (0.38%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 45 (17.31%) Microsoft Certification
2 28 (10.77%) MCSE
3 27 (10.38%) Security Cleared
4 22 (8.46%) MCP
5 15 (5.77%) DV Cleared
6 13 (5.00%) MCSA
7 11 (4.23%) ITIL Certification
8 8 (3.08%) MCTS
8 8 (3.08%) SC Cleared
9 7 (2.69%) CISSP
10 6 (2.31%) DBS Check
10 6 (2.31%) MCITP
11 5 (1.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 5 (1.92%) SANS
11 5 (1.92%) SSCP
12 4 (1.54%) A+ Certification
12 4 (1.54%) CCA
12 4 (1.54%) Citrix Certification
12 4 (1.54%) Degree
12 4 (1.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (9.62%) SLA
2 13 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (3.46%) PCI DSS
4 5 (1.92%) JSP 440
5 4 (1.54%) Disclosure Scotland
5 4 (1.54%) QA
6 2 (0.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.38%) DICOM
7 1 (0.38%) HL7
System Software
1 208 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 114 (43.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 36 (13.85%) Hyper-V
4 26 (10.00%) vSphere
5 23 (8.85%) VMware ESX
6 21 (8.08%) XenApp
7 20 (7.69%) BitLocker
8 19 (7.31%) XenDesktop
9 17 (6.54%) Xen
10 14 (5.38%) Microsoft App-V
10 14 (5.38%) Virtual Machines
11 11 (4.23%) Virtual Servers
12 10 (3.85%) VMware ESXi
13 7 (2.69%) Docker
14 4 (1.54%) ISA Server
14 4 (1.54%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 3 (1.15%) DFS Replication
15 3 (1.15%) UAG
16 2 (0.77%) Firmware
16 2 (0.77%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 130 (50.00%) SCCM
2 61 (23.46%) SCOM
3 22 (8.46%) Microsoft Clustering
4 19 (7.31%) Norton AntiVirus
4 19 (7.31%) Puppet
5 17 (6.54%) Backup Exec
5 17 (6.54%) Nagios
6 15 (5.77%) McAfee ePO
6 15 (5.77%) NetBackup
7 11 (4.23%) AirWatch
7 11 (4.23%) SCVMM
8 8 (3.08%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 6 (2.31%) Failover Clustering
10 5 (1.92%) CA Spectrum
10 5 (1.92%) Casper Suite
10 5 (1.92%) Perfmon
10 5 (1.92%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 5 (1.92%) WhatsUp Gold
11 4 (1.54%) FortiGate
12 3 (1.15%) WMI
Vendors
1 170 (65.38%) Microsoft
2 141 (54.23%) VMware
3 60 (23.08%) HP
4 58 (22.31%) Citrix
5 41 (15.77%) Symantec
6 34 (13.08%) Cisco
6 34 (13.08%) Intel Security
7 29 (11.15%) Dell
8 23 (8.85%) Red Hat
9 21 (8.08%) NetApp
10 20 (7.69%) Apple
11 11 (4.23%) LANDesk
12 10 (3.85%) EMC
12 10 (3.85%) Lumension
13 9 (3.46%) AppSense
13 9 (3.46%) MobileIron
13 9 (3.46%) Splunk
14 8 (3.08%) IBM
15 7 (2.69%) Acronis
15 7 (2.69%) arcserve
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