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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
Rank 503 528 522
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -6
Contract jobs citing WSUS 128 84 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.15% 0.12%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.64% 1.88% 1.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 46 38
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£300 £320 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £177 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £437 £405 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £286 £285 £305
% change year-on-year
+0.43% -6.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 11 5
Average hourly rate £31.00 £21.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+47.59% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.28 £19.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £131.25 £189.00 £90.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £44.49 £21.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+111.85% +16.66%

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
4848 4468 4000
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.16% 8.03% 7.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 2974 2644 2312
Average daily rate £400 £398 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% +6.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 166 150 157
Average hourly rate £21.00 £19.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.52% -7.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.78 £11.33 £13.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.43 £40.00 £40.23
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.15 £19.91 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+6.20% -0.45%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 31 August 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 +16 118 £300 -6.25% 25
South East -6 42 £313 +4.16% 6
London +15 38 £340 +4.61% 5
South West +2 17 £350 +12.00% 6
City of London +5 14 £318 -0.78%
Buckinghamshire - 14 £250 -
Milton Keynes - 13 £245 -
Wiltshire +3 11 £475 -
North East -17 11 £275 +14.58%
Hampshire -5 10 £319 +15.90% 2
Berkshire -1 8 £285 -28.75%
Swindon - 8 £550 -
Tyne and Wear -20 7 £300 +25.00%
Newcastle upon Tyne -25 7 £288 +19.79%
West Sussex -16 5 £413 -
Farnborough - 5 £319 - 1
East of England +1 4 £250 -9.09% 2
North West -29 4 £200 -51.21% 2
Somerset +3 3 £338 +3.84%
Scotland -13 3 £294 +3.07%
Edinburgh -15 3 £294 +41.56%
Sunderland - 3 £300 -
Peterlee - 3 £210 -
Durham - 3 £210 -
Slough +1 2 - -
Bristol -5 2 - - 2
Essex -5 2 £565 -
Manchester -16 2 £200 -51.21% 2
Oxfordshire -23 2 £375 -
Yorkshire -29 2 £136 - 1

WSUS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 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.

1 180 (85.31%) Windows
2 153 (72.51%) Active Directory
3 138 (65.40%) Microsoft
4 115 (54.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 92 (43.60%) VMware
6 88 (41.71%) SCCM
7 77 (36.49%) Windows Server 2003
8 71 (33.65%) VMware Infrastructure
9 67 (31.75%) Windows 7
10 65 (30.81%) DNS
10 65 (30.81%) MS Exchange
11 62 (29.38%) ITIL
12 57 (27.01%) Cisco
12 57 (27.01%) Windows Server 2012
13 56 (26.54%) Firewall
14 52 (24.64%) DHCP
15 49 (23.22%) Security Cleared
16 46 (21.80%) LAN
17 44 (20.85%) MS Office
18 43 (20.38%) Hyper-V
19 42 (19.91%) Citrix
19 42 (19.91%) SAN
20 41 (19.43%) PowerShell
21 40 (18.96%) SQL Server
21 40 (18.96%) WAN
22 36 (17.06%) CheckPoint
23 35 (16.59%) Blackberry
23 35 (16.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
24 34 (16.11%) SC Cleared
24 34 (16.11%) Disaster Recovery

WSUS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 65 (30.81%) MS Exchange
2 35 (16.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 25 (11.85%) Lync
4 24 (11.37%) IIS
5 23 (10.90%) Exchange Server 2010
6 18 (8.53%) SharePoint
7 13 (6.16%) Exchange Server 2013
8 7 (3.32%) Exchange Server 2007
9 5 (2.37%) Exchange Server 2003
10 3 (1.42%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (0.95%) Apache
11 2 (0.95%) IBM Notes
12 1 (0.47%) Lotus Domino
12 1 (0.47%) JBoss
12 1 (0.47%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.47%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 44 (20.85%) MS Office
2 30 (14.22%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.42%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.42%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.47%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.42%) SAP CCM
1 3 (1.42%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 17 (8.06%) Office 365
2 10 (4.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.90%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.42%) Mimecast
5 1 (0.47%) PaaS
5 1 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 65 (30.81%) DNS
2 56 (26.54%) Firewall
3 52 (24.64%) DHCP
4 46 (21.80%) LAN
5 42 (19.91%) SAN
6 40 (18.96%) WAN
7 29 (13.74%) MPLS
8 27 (12.80%) DSL
8 27 (12.80%) BIG-IP
9 23 (10.90%) TCP/IP
10 11 (5.21%) VPN
11 9 (4.27%) VLAN
11 9 (4.27%) Wireless
12 7 (3.32%) NAS
13 6 (2.84%) Internet
13 6 (2.84%) SMTP
14 5 (2.37%) Cisco ASA
15 4 (1.90%) Network Security
15 4 (1.90%) iSCSI
15 4 (1.90%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (18.96%) SQL Server
2 13 (6.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 11 (5.21%) Oracle Database
4 8 (3.79%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (2.84%) MongoDB
5 6 (2.84%) Sybase ASE
5 6 (2.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (2.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 5 (2.37%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.47%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.47%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (2.84%) MSI
2 2 (0.95%) InstallShield
2 2 (0.95%) AdminStudio
2 2 (0.95%) Subversion
2 2 (0.95%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.47%) ClearCase
3 1 (0.47%) StarTeam
General
1 15 (7.11%) Finance
2 6 (2.84%) Back Office
3 4 (1.90%) Online Betting
4 2 (0.95%) Telecoms
4 2 (0.95%) Financial Institution
4 2 (0.95%) Law
5 1 (0.47%) Legal
5 1 (0.47%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.47%) Publishing
5 1 (0.47%) Banking
5 1 (0.47%) Retail
5 1 (0.47%) Local Government
5 1 (0.47%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 50 (23.70%) Analyst
2 33 (15.64%) 3rd Line Support
3 24 (11.37%) Support Engineer
3 24 (11.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 23 (10.90%) Administrator
5 22 (10.43%) Consultant
6 18 (8.53%) Server Engineer
7 17 (8.06%) Support Analyst
8 16 (7.58%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 15 (7.11%) Operations Analyst
10 14 (6.64%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 13 (6.16%) Systems Administrator
12 10 (4.74%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
13 9 (4.27%) Active Directory Consultant
13 9 (4.27%) Windows Server Engineer
13 9 (4.27%) Systems Engineer
14 8 (3.79%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
15 7 (3.32%) Technical Analyst
15 7 (3.32%) 2nd Line Support
15 7 (3.32%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.42%) .NET
1 3 (1.42%) J2EE
1 3 (1.42%) Web Services
2 2 (0.95%) .NET Framework
2 2 (0.95%) Application Packaging
3 1 (0.47%) FIX Protocol
3 1 (0.47%) Software Packaging
3 1 (0.47%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.47%) XML
3 1 (0.47%) WAP
3 1 (0.47%) COM
3 1 (0.47%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 35 (16.59%) Blackberry
2 21 (9.95%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (9.00%) PKI
4 17 (8.06%) Data Centre
4 17 (8.06%) Thin Client
4 17 (8.06%) Fat Client
5 15 (7.11%) Clustering
6 10 (4.74%) Replication
6 10 (4.74%) Client/Server
7 7 (3.32%) User Experience
8 3 (1.42%) Statistics
8 3 (1.42%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.42%) CLARiiON
9 2 (0.95%) Device Driver
9 2 (0.95%) Computer Science
9 2 (0.95%) EMC VNX
9 2 (0.95%) Private Cloud
10 1 (0.47%) Public Cloud
10 1 (0.47%) Data Protection Act
10 1 (0.47%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 180 (85.31%) Windows
2 115 (54.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 77 (36.49%) Windows Server 2003
4 67 (31.75%) Windows 7
5 57 (27.01%) Windows Server 2012
6 15 (7.11%) Windows 8
7 14 (6.64%) Windows XP
8 9 (4.27%) Linux
9 6 (2.84%) Mac OS X Server
9 6 (2.84%) Mac OS X
10 4 (1.90%) Android
11 3 (1.42%) Windows 2000 Server
12 2 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.95%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.95%) AIX
12 2 (0.95%) Windows NT
13 1 (0.47%) UNIX
13 1 (0.47%) VMS
13 1 (0.47%) Solaris
13 1 (0.47%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (29.38%) ITIL
2 34 (16.11%) Disaster Recovery
3 33 (15.64%) Service Management
4 29 (13.74%) Business Continuity
5 28 (13.27%) Migration
5 28 (13.27%) Problem Management
6 27 (12.80%) Performance Management
7 25 (11.85%) ITSM
8 24 (11.37%) BCP
8 24 (11.37%) Business Continuity Planning
9 18 (8.53%) Patch Management
10 10 (4.74%) Data Protection
11 8 (3.79%) Open Source
12 7 (3.32%) Release Management
12 7 (3.32%) Server Building
12 7 (3.32%) Mobile Device Management
12 7 (3.32%) Continuous Improvement
13 6 (2.84%) Software Deployment
13 6 (2.84%) Change Management
13 6 (2.84%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 41 (19.43%) PowerShell
2 22 (10.43%) SQL
3 16 (7.58%) VBScript
4 9 (4.27%) VB
5 7 (3.32%) Perl
6 6 (2.84%) Java
6 6 (2.84%) Python
6 6 (2.84%) Shell Script
7 2 (0.95%) REXX
7 2 (0.95%) Tcl
8 1 (0.47%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 49 (23.22%) Security Cleared
2 34 (16.11%) SC Cleared
3 26 (12.32%) Microsoft Certification
4 16 (7.58%) MCSE
5 15 (7.11%) DV Cleared
6 11 (5.21%) MCITP
7 7 (3.32%) Degree
7 7 (3.32%) MCP
7 7 (3.32%) MCSA
8 5 (2.37%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (1.90%) MCTS
9 4 (1.90%) HND
10 3 (1.42%) CCNP
10 3 (1.42%) MOS
11 2 (0.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 2 (0.95%) CCNA
12 1 (0.47%) MCDST
12 1 (0.47%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 1 (0.47%) HP ASE
12 1 (0.47%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.79%) SLA
2 2 (0.95%) QA
2 2 (0.95%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 153 (72.51%) Active Directory
2 71 (33.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 43 (20.38%) Hyper-V
4 27 (12.80%) NLBS
5 26 (12.32%) vSphere
6 23 (10.90%) VMware ESXi
7 19 (9.00%) Microsoft App-V
8 17 (8.06%) XenApp
9 15 (7.11%) Xen
10 13 (6.16%) VMware ESX
11 10 (4.74%) Terminal Services
12 8 (3.79%) DFS Replication
12 8 (3.79%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 6 (2.84%) Samba
14 5 (2.37%) ISA Server
14 5 (2.37%) XenServer
14 5 (2.37%) VMware Server
15 4 (1.90%) Forefront TMG
15 4 (1.90%) XenDesktop
15 4 (1.90%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 88 (41.71%) SCCM
2 28 (13.27%) SCOM
3 16 (7.58%) Backup Exec
4 15 (7.11%) SCVMM
5 14 (6.64%) Norton AntiVirus
5 14 (6.64%) NetBackup
6 9 (4.27%) McAfee ePO
7 7 (3.32%) SCOrch
7 7 (3.32%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 7 (3.32%) SCSM
8 5 (2.37%) SCDPM
8 5 (2.37%) AppDNA
8 5 (2.37%) Nagios
9 3 (1.42%) ARCserve
9 3 (1.42%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 3 (1.42%) CA Spectrum
10 2 (0.95%) HP SIM
10 2 (0.95%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 2 (0.95%) WMI
10 2 (0.95%) Opsview
Vendors
1 138 (65.40%) Microsoft
2 92 (43.60%) VMware
3 57 (27.01%) Cisco
4 42 (19.91%) Citrix
5 36 (17.06%) CheckPoint
6 33 (15.64%) HP
7 24 (11.37%) McAfee
8 19 (9.00%) Symantec
9 18 (8.53%) Oracle
10 17 (8.06%) Dell
11 13 (6.16%) Sophos
12 10 (4.74%) CA
13 8 (3.79%) NetApp
14 7 (3.32%) EMC
14 7 (3.32%) Veritas
15 6 (2.84%) Sybase
15 6 (2.84%) F5
16 5 (2.37%) SolarWinds
16 5 (2.37%) Lumension
16 5 (2.37%) SAP
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