The table below looks at the statistics for WSUS skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WSUS over the 3 months to 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
Rank 502 494 434
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -60
Contract jobs citing WSUS 98 101 121
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.19% 0.25%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.24% 2.41% 3.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 60 67
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£325 £361 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.03% -9.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £199 £219 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £463 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £356 £270
% change year-on-year
-15.61% +31.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 1 9
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.37 £19.50 £14.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £19.50 £25.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +11.42%

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
4382 4185 3417
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.85% 7.68% 7.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 2687 2409 1966
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 197 158 165
Average hourly rate £21.00 £21.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.55 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.70 £45.00 £33.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £24.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +22.50%

WSUS
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WSUS within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 1 May 2015.

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 1 May 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WSUS within the UK over the 3 months to 1 May 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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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
England -10 90 £325 -8.57% 35
London -3 35 £325 -16.12% 7
South East -8 24 £275 -21.65% 10
West Sussex -5 13 - - 1
East of England +12 9 - -
City of London +4 8 £320 -24.68%
Scotland -1 7 £221 -50.83%
East Midlands - 7 £305 - 1
Crawley - 7 - - 1
South West +3 5 £325 +44.44% 7
Nottinghamshire - 5 £300 -
Wiltshire +6 4 £325 - 1
Edinburgh +6 4 £193 -32.45%
Surrey +1 4 £275 -22.53% 1
Yorkshire -14 4 £270 -32.50% 5
Norfolk - 4 - -
Haywards Heath - 4 - -
Norwich - 4 - -
Nottingham - 4 £281 -
Luton +7 3 - -
Bedfordshire +4 3 - -
Buckinghamshire -6 3 £398 - 2
Guildford +8 2 £275 -24.13%
Tyne and Wear +6 2 - -
North East -3 2 - - 1
Milton Keynes -4 2 £400 - 1
Birmingham -4 2 £350 -6.66% 1
Berkshire -7 2 £275 +42.85% 1
West Yorkshire -14 2 - - 2
West Midlands -16 2 £350 +40.00% 2

WSUS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 155 (87.08%) Windows
2 113 (63.48%) Active Directory
3 111 (62.36%) Microsoft
4 106 (59.55%) Windows Server 2008
5 94 (52.81%) VMware
6 72 (40.45%) SCCM
7 68 (38.20%) Windows Server 2003
8 61 (34.27%) VMware Infrastructure
9 60 (33.71%) DNS
10 56 (31.46%) MS Exchange
11 48 (26.97%) Windows 7
12 47 (26.40%) ITIL
13 45 (25.28%) Windows Server 2012
14 42 (23.60%) SQL Server
15 39 (21.91%) SAN
16 35 (19.66%) DHCP
16 35 (19.66%) Citrix
16 35 (19.66%) Cisco
17 34 (19.10%) Firewall
18 33 (18.54%) HP
19 32 (17.98%) Hyper-V
20 31 (17.42%) PowerShell
20 31 (17.42%) Security Cleared
20 31 (17.42%) LAN
20 31 (17.42%) MS Office
21 30 (16.85%) IIS
21 30 (16.85%) SQL
21 30 (16.85%) SC Cleared
22 26 (14.61%) WAN
23 25 (14.04%) vSphere

WSUS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 56 (31.46%) MS Exchange
2 30 (16.85%) IIS
3 23 (12.92%) Exchange Server 2010
4 22 (12.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 13 (7.30%) SharePoint
6 10 (5.62%) Lync
7 6 (3.37%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (2.81%) SharePoint 2010
8 5 (2.81%) Office Communications Server
8 5 (2.81%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (2.81%) Exchange Server 2003
9 3 (1.69%) Moodle
9 3 (1.69%) Apache
9 3 (1.69%) JBoss
9 3 (1.69%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (1.12%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.56%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.56%) Tomcat
Applications
1 31 (17.42%) MS Office
2 21 (11.80%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.56%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 19 (10.67%) Office 365
2 5 (2.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.69%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.12%) PaaS
5 1 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 60 (33.71%) DNS
2 39 (21.91%) SAN
3 35 (19.66%) DHCP
4 34 (19.10%) Firewall
5 31 (17.42%) LAN
6 26 (14.61%) WAN
7 15 (8.43%) BIG-IP
8 14 (7.87%) MPLS
8 14 (7.87%) DSL
9 10 (5.62%) VPN
10 9 (5.06%) TCP/IP
11 8 (4.49%) SSL
11 8 (4.49%) NAS
12 6 (3.37%) VLAN
12 6 (3.37%) iSCSI
13 5 (2.81%) DMZ
14 4 (2.25%) Internet
14 4 (2.25%) Wireless
14 4 (2.25%) Multicast
15 3 (1.69%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (23.60%) SQL Server
2 12 (6.74%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (4.49%) SQL Server 2005
3 8 (4.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (3.93%) MongoDB
4 7 (3.93%) Oracle Database
4 7 (3.93%) SQL Server 2000
5 6 (3.37%) Sybase ASE
5 6 (3.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (3.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (1.12%) MySQL
7 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.56%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.56%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.56%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.56%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 8 (4.49%) MSI
2 4 (2.25%) AdminStudio
3 2 (1.12%) InstallShield
3 2 (1.12%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.12%) Subversion
4 1 (0.56%) Wise Package Studio
4 1 (0.56%) JIRA
General
1 18 (10.11%) Finance
2 8 (4.49%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.25%) Banking
4 2 (1.12%) Marketing
4 2 (1.12%) Financial Institution
4 2 (1.12%) Back Office
4 2 (1.12%) Law
5 1 (0.56%) Legal
5 1 (0.56%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.56%) Advertising
5 1 (0.56%) Electronics
5 1 (0.56%) Spanish Language
5 1 (0.56%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 48 (26.97%) Analyst
2 31 (17.42%) Support Analyst
3 29 (16.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 25 (14.04%) 3rd Line Support
5 21 (11.80%) Administrator
6 16 (8.99%) Support Engineer
6 16 (8.99%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 14 (7.87%) 2nd Line Support
8 13 (7.30%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
9 12 (6.74%) Server Engineer
10 11 (6.18%) Systems Administrator
11 10 (5.62%) Desktop Support
11 10 (5.62%) Consultant
12 9 (5.06%) Operations Analyst
12 9 (5.06%) Systems Engineer
13 8 (4.49%) IT Support
14 7 (3.93%) IT Security Analyst
14 7 (3.93%) Security Analyst
14 7 (3.93%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
14 7 (3.93%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (8.43%) Application Packaging
2 4 (2.25%) X-Windows
3 3 (1.69%) CSS
3 3 (1.69%) .NET
3 3 (1.69%) J2EE
4 2 (1.12%) Middleware
4 2 (1.12%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.56%) Software Packaging
5 1 (0.56%) Web Services
5 1 (0.56%) XML
5 1 (0.56%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 24 (13.48%) Clustering
2 23 (12.92%) Blackberry
3 14 (7.87%) Thin Client
3 14 (7.87%) Fat Client
4 13 (7.30%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (5.06%) Open Source
6 8 (4.49%) Replication
7 6 (3.37%) Management Information System
8 4 (2.25%) NHS
8 4 (2.25%) PKI
9 2 (1.12%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.56%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.56%) iPhone
10 1 (0.56%) Public Cloud
10 1 (0.56%) Enterprise Cloud
10 1 (0.56%) Handset
10 1 (0.56%) CLARiiON
10 1 (0.56%) Statistics
10 1 (0.56%) Freedom of Information Act
10 1 (0.56%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 155 (87.08%) Windows
2 106 (59.55%) Windows Server 2008
3 68 (38.20%) Windows Server 2003
4 48 (26.97%) Windows 7
5 45 (25.28%) Windows Server 2012
6 19 (10.67%) Linux
7 13 (7.30%) Windows 8
8 12 (6.74%) Windows 2000
8 12 (6.74%) Ubuntu
9 9 (5.06%) Mac OS X Server
10 8 (4.49%) Windows XP
11 5 (2.81%) Windows Vista
12 3 (1.69%) Windows 2000 Server
12 3 (1.69%) CentOS
12 3 (1.69%) UNIX
13 2 (1.12%) Mac OS X
13 2 (1.12%) AIX
13 2 (1.12%) Android
14 1 (0.56%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.56%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (26.40%) ITIL
2 22 (12.36%) Problem Management
3 17 (9.55%) Service Management
4 16 (8.99%) Disaster Recovery
5 15 (8.43%) Migration
5 15 (8.43%) Performance Management
6 14 (7.87%) BCP
6 14 (7.87%) ITSM
6 14 (7.87%) Business Continuity
7 13 (7.30%) Configuration Management
7 13 (7.30%) Business Continuity Planning
8 9 (5.06%) Change Management
9 7 (3.93%) Release Management
9 7 (3.93%) Performance Tuning
9 7 (3.93%) Software Deployment
10 6 (3.37%) Information Security
10 6 (3.37%) Load Balancing
10 6 (3.37%) SIEM
11 5 (2.81%) Change Control
11 5 (2.81%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (17.42%) PowerShell
2 30 (16.85%) SQL
3 24 (13.48%) VBScript
4 15 (8.43%) VB
5 10 (5.62%) Shell Script
5 10 (5.62%) Python
6 9 (5.06%) Perl
7 6 (3.37%) Java
8 2 (1.12%) REXX
8 2 (1.12%) Tcl
9 1 (0.56%) C
Qualifications
1 31 (17.42%) Security Cleared
2 30 (16.85%) SC Cleared
3 13 (7.30%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (4.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 7 (3.93%) DV Cleared
5 7 (3.93%) MCSE
6 6 (3.37%) SSCP
6 6 (3.37%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (3.37%) CCNA
6 6 (3.37%) GIAC
6 6 (3.37%) CISMP
6 6 (3.37%) CEH
7 5 (2.81%) MCITP
8 4 (2.25%) Degree
9 3 (1.69%) HND
10 2 (1.12%) MCP
10 2 (1.12%) PCI QSA
11 1 (0.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.56%) CCAA
11 1 (0.56%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.37%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.12%) SLA
3 1 (0.56%) QA
System Software
1 113 (63.48%) Active Directory
2 61 (34.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (17.98%) Hyper-V
4 25 (14.04%) vSphere
5 17 (9.55%) Microsoft App-V
5 17 (9.55%) XenApp
6 13 (7.30%) NLBS
7 11 (6.18%) VMware ESX
8 10 (5.62%) Xen
8 10 (5.62%) VMware ESXi
9 9 (5.06%) Samba
10 8 (4.49%) ISA Server
10 8 (4.49%) Forefront TMG
11 6 (3.37%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 6 (3.37%) XenDesktop
12 4 (2.25%) Terminal Services
12 4 (2.25%) NFS
13 3 (1.69%) VMware Server
14 2 (1.12%) MetaFrame
14 2 (1.12%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 72 (40.45%) SCCM
2 19 (10.67%) NetBackup
3 16 (8.99%) SCOM
4 9 (5.06%) Puppet
5 8 (4.49%) Backup Exec
6 6 (3.37%) McAfee ePO
7 4 (2.25%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 4 (2.25%) SCVMM
8 3 (1.69%) HP SIM
8 3 (1.69%) Nessus
8 3 (1.69%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (1.12%) Nagios
9 2 (1.12%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 2 (1.12%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 2 (1.12%) OVSD
9 2 (1.12%) Opsview
9 2 (1.12%) HP Data Protector
10 1 (0.56%) SCSM
10 1 (0.56%) Red Hat Satellite
10 1 (0.56%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 111 (62.36%) Microsoft
2 94 (52.81%) VMware
3 35 (19.66%) Citrix
3 35 (19.66%) Cisco
4 33 (18.54%) HP
5 19 (10.67%) McAfee
6 17 (9.55%) Dell
7 15 (8.43%) CheckPoint
8 14 (7.87%) NetApp
8 14 (7.87%) Sophos
9 11 (6.18%) Oracle
9 11 (6.18%) Symantec
10 10 (5.62%) Apple
11 6 (3.37%) Veritas
11 6 (3.37%) Sybase
12 5 (2.81%) Altiris
12 5 (2.81%) EMC
13 4 (2.25%) CA
13 4 (2.25%) Wyse
14 3 (1.69%) AppSense
Derbyshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £340 - £400 per week
Posted: 2 days ago
North Yorkshire
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Milton Keynes
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 18 days ago