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 25 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
Rank 528 552 526
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -26
Contract jobs citing WSUS 113 86 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.16% 0.19%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.02% 1.96% 2.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 50 66
Median daily rate £350 £313 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £189 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £275 £325
% change year-on-year
+13.63% -15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 8 0
Median hourly rate £21.33 £35.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.05% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.33 £40.00 -
% change year-on-year
-46.67% -

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
5601 4393 4117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 10.43% 8.11% 7.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 3565 2731 2422
Median daily rate £450 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £550 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 119 180 148
Median hourly rate £26.00 £20.19 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.80% -19.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £34.60 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £20.19 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+73.39% -19.26%

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 25 May 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 25 May 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 25 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
England +4 97 £350 +9.37% 28
London +10 38 £350 +7.69% 14
South East -6 28 £350 +27.27% 4
Scotland -5 15 £300 +35.59% 4
Berkshire +2 10 £500 +81.81% 2
Edinburgh -1 9 - - 2
Reading - 8 £500 - 1
East of England +11 7 £164 -36.19% 2
North West -8 7 £319 - 5
Surrey -9 7 £350 +27.27% 1
Hampshire +7 6 - - 1
Manchester -1 6 £319 - 3
South West -3 6 £550 +57.14% 1
West Midlands -3 6 £275 -5.98% 1
Wiltshire -1 5 £550 +57.14%
Renfrewshire -34 5 £300 -31.03%
Erskine -36 5 £300 -31.03%
Redhill - 5 £350 -
Portsmouth -4 4 - - 1
West Sussex -30 4 £430 -
Norfolk - 4 £164 -
Birmingham +3 3 £275 -21.42% 1
North East -45 3 £280 -
Newcastle upon Tyne -49 3 £280 -
Tyne and Wear -49 3 £280 -
City of London +41 2 £325 +1.52% 5
Coventry -3 2 - -
Lancashire - 2 - - 1
Gatwick - 2 £430 -
Cambridgeshire +10 1 - - 1

WSUS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 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 with a requirement for WSUS.

1 253 (95.11%) Windows
2 194 (72.93%) Active Directory
3 175 (65.79%) Windows Server
4 157 (59.02%) Microsoft
5 133 (50.00%) VMware
6 108 (40.60%) SCCM
7 97 (36.47%) VMware Infrastructure
8 96 (36.09%) Windows Server 2008
9 81 (30.45%) Windows Server 2012
10 75 (28.20%) ITIL
11 72 (27.07%) DNS
12 64 (24.06%) SQL Server
13 63 (23.68%) HP
14 62 (23.31%) PowerShell
15 61 (22.93%) Firewall
16 60 (22.56%) DHCP
17 59 (22.18%) Windows Server 2003
18 58 (21.80%) Microsoft Certification
19 54 (20.30%) Citrix
20 50 (18.80%) Security Cleared
21 48 (18.05%) MS Excel
22 47 (17.67%) SQL
23 46 (17.29%) MS Exchange
24 45 (16.92%) MCSE
25 41 (15.41%) SCOM
26 40 (15.04%) Linux
27 38 (14.29%) Intel Security
27 38 (14.29%) Windows 7
28 36 (13.53%) SC Cleared
29 35 (13.16%) vSphere

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 46 (17.29%) MS Exchange
2 25 (9.40%) IIS
3 18 (6.77%) Exchange Server 2010
4 17 (6.39%) Exchange Server 2013
5 15 (5.64%) Exchange Server 2007
6 13 (4.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 12 (4.51%) SharePoint
8 11 (4.14%) Skype for Business
9 6 (2.26%) Exchange Server 2003
10 4 (1.50%) Apache
11 3 (1.13%) IBM Notes
11 3 (1.13%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.38%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 48 (18.05%) MS Excel
2 32 (12.03%) MS Office
3 12 (4.51%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.38%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.38%) MS Project
4 1 (0.38%) Shockwave
Business Applications
1 4 (1.50%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.75%) Infor CRM
3 1 (0.38%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 26 (9.77%) Office 365
2 14 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (2.26%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (1.88%) Mimecast
4 5 (1.88%) SaaS
5 2 (0.75%) PaaS
6 1 (0.38%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 72 (27.07%) DNS
2 61 (22.93%) Firewall
3 60 (22.56%) DHCP
4 29 (10.90%) SAN
5 23 (8.65%) Internet
6 19 (7.14%) Wireless
7 18 (6.77%) TCP/IP
8 17 (6.39%) Intrusion Detection
8 17 (6.39%) VPN
9 16 (6.02%) VoIP
9 16 (6.02%) Wireless Security
10 15 (5.64%) LAN
10 15 (5.64%) WAN
11 13 (4.89%) NetScaler
12 10 (3.76%) Remote Desktop
13 9 (3.38%) LDAP
14 8 (3.01%) Skype
14 8 (3.01%) VLAN
14 8 (3.01%) Wi-Fi
15 6 (2.26%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (24.06%) SQL Server
2 22 (8.27%) SQL Server 2008
3 15 (5.64%) SQL Server 2005
4 10 (3.76%) SQL Server 2012
5 9 (3.38%) SQL Server 2014
6 3 (1.13%) Big Data
6 3 (1.13%) Oracle Database
6 3 (1.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.75%) Apache Hive
7 2 (0.75%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.75%) MySQL
7 2 (0.75%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (2.26%) InstallShield
1 6 (2.26%) MSI
2 5 (1.88%) ClearCase
2 5 (1.88%) ClearQuest
2 5 (1.88%) WinDbg
3 4 (1.50%) HP UFT
3 4 (1.50%) LoadRunner
4 2 (0.75%) Fiddler
5 1 (0.38%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.38%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.38%) MSBuild
5 1 (0.38%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.38%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 31 (11.65%) Finance
2 7 (2.63%) Banking
3 6 (2.26%) Manufacturing
4 5 (1.88%) Financial Institution
5 3 (1.13%) Back Office
5 3 (1.13%) Legal
6 2 (0.75%) Retail
7 1 (0.38%) Electronics
7 1 (0.38%) Games
7 1 (0.38%) Local Government
7 1 (0.38%) Marketing
7 1 (0.38%) Publishing
7 1 (0.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 55 (20.68%) Support Engineer
2 38 (14.29%) Windows Engineer
3 31 (11.65%) Analyst
4 30 (11.28%) Consultant
5 29 (10.90%) 3rd Line Support
6 26 (9.77%) Administrator
7 23 (8.65%) Systems Administrator
8 22 (8.27%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 21 (7.89%) Wintel Engineer
10 20 (7.52%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 19 (7.14%) Server Engineer
12 18 (6.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 18 (6.77%) Systems Engineer
13 17 (6.39%) Wintel Support
14 15 (5.64%) Field Engineer
15 14 (5.26%) Server Support
16 13 (4.89%) IT Engineer
16 13 (4.89%) VMware Engineer
16 13 (4.89%) Wintel Support Engineer
17 12 (4.51%) Wintel Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.01%) .NET
2 4 (1.50%) Middleware
3 3 (1.13%) Web Services
4 2 (0.75%) ELK Stack
4 2 (0.75%) Regular Expression
5 1 (0.38%) DCOM
5 1 (0.38%) Flash
5 1 (0.38%) J2EE
5 1 (0.38%) JSON
5 1 (0.38%) Windows Identity Foundation
Miscellaneous
1 31 (11.65%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (10.90%) Clustering
3 25 (9.40%) PKI
4 23 (8.65%) Data Centre
5 12 (4.51%) Driving Licence
6 10 (3.76%) CMDB
7 9 (3.38%) Blackberry
7 9 (3.38%) Client/Server
8 6 (2.26%) Management Information System
9 4 (1.50%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (1.50%) Grid Computing
9 4 (1.50%) Public Cloud
10 3 (1.13%) Contactless
10 3 (1.13%) Enterprise Storage
10 3 (1.13%) Mobile App
11 2 (0.75%) Computer Science
11 2 (0.75%) Cyberthreat
11 2 (0.75%) EqualLogic
11 2 (0.75%) Fat Client
11 2 (0.75%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 253 (95.11%) Windows
2 175 (65.79%) Windows Server
3 96 (36.09%) Windows Server 2008
4 81 (30.45%) Windows Server 2012
5 59 (22.18%) Windows Server 2003
6 40 (15.04%) Linux
7 38 (14.29%) Windows 7
8 22 (8.27%) Unix
9 18 (6.77%) Mac OS X
10 14 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 14 (5.26%) Windows 10
11 13 (4.89%) Mac OS X Server
12 11 (4.14%) Windows XP
13 9 (3.38%) Windows 8
14 7 (2.63%) Solaris
15 6 (2.26%) AIX
16 5 (1.88%) Mac OS
17 4 (1.50%) Windows Phone
18 3 (1.13%) Oracle Linux
19 2 (0.75%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (28.20%) ITIL
2 24 (9.02%) Migration
3 20 (7.52%) Service Management
4 18 (6.77%) Disaster Recovery
4 18 (6.77%) Service Delivery
5 17 (6.39%) Security Management
6 16 (6.02%) Identity Management
6 16 (6.02%) Network Architecture
7 15 (5.64%) Configuration Management
7 15 (5.64%) Mentoring
8 14 (5.26%) ITSM
9 12 (4.51%) Project Management
10 11 (4.14%) Change Management
10 11 (4.14%) Security Patching
10 11 (4.14%) SIEM
11 10 (3.76%) Change Control
11 10 (3.76%) Open Source
11 10 (3.76%) Patch Management
12 9 (3.38%) Release Management
13 8 (3.01%) Application Packaging
Programming Languages
1 62 (23.31%) PowerShell
2 47 (17.67%) SQL
3 27 (10.15%) VBScript
4 23 (8.65%) Perl
5 19 (7.14%) Python
6 14 (5.26%) Shell Script
7 5 (1.88%) Bash Shell
8 4 (1.50%) JavaScript
8 4 (1.50%) Jython
9 3 (1.13%) Java
9 3 (1.13%) PHP
9 3 (1.13%) VB
10 1 (0.38%) C
10 1 (0.38%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 58 (21.80%) Microsoft Certification
2 50 (18.80%) Security Cleared
3 45 (16.92%) MCSE
4 36 (13.53%) SC Cleared
5 27 (10.15%) MCSA
6 21 (7.89%) MCP
7 11 (4.14%) CISSP
7 11 (4.14%) Degree
7 11 (4.14%) MCITP
8 9 (3.38%) DV Cleared
8 9 (3.38%) MCTS
8 9 (3.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 6 (2.26%) DBS Check
10 5 (1.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 5 (1.88%) SANS
10 5 (1.88%) SSCP
11 4 (1.50%) A+ Certification
11 4 (1.50%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (1.13%) GCIH
12 3 (1.13%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (6.39%) SLA
2 9 (3.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (2.63%) Disclosure Scotland
3 7 (2.63%) PCI DSS
4 5 (1.88%) QA
5 4 (1.50%) JSP 440
6 3 (1.13%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.38%) DICOM
7 1 (0.38%) HL7
System Software
1 194 (72.93%) Active Directory
2 97 (36.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (13.16%) vSphere
4 32 (12.03%) VMware ESX
5 24 (9.02%) ISA Server
6 21 (7.89%) Hyper-V
7 19 (7.14%) XenApp
8 18 (6.77%) BitLocker
9 17 (6.39%) UAG
10 15 (5.64%) VMware ESXi
10 15 (5.64%) XenDesktop
11 12 (4.51%) Samba
12 11 (4.14%) Microsoft App-V
13 7 (2.63%) Terminal Server
14 5 (1.88%) Xen
14 5 (1.88%) XenServer
15 4 (1.50%) VMware Workstation
16 3 (1.13%) Forefront TMG
16 3 (1.13%) Terminal Services
16 3 (1.13%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 108 (40.60%) SCCM
2 41 (15.41%) SCOM
3 33 (12.41%) Backup Exec
4 22 (8.27%) McAfee ePO
5 20 (7.52%) NetBackup
6 16 (6.02%) Puppet
7 11 (4.14%) Nagios
7 11 (4.14%) SCOrch
8 9 (3.38%) Norton AntiVirus
9 8 (3.01%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 7 (2.63%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 6 (2.26%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 5 (1.88%) CA Spectrum
12 5 (1.88%) Perfmon
12 5 (1.88%) SCVMM
12 5 (1.88%) Sysprep
12 5 (1.88%) WhatsUp Gold
13 4 (1.50%) BladeLogic
13 4 (1.50%) HP Operations Orchestration
13 4 (1.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 157 (59.02%) Microsoft
2 133 (50.00%) VMware
3 63 (23.68%) HP
4 54 (20.30%) Citrix
5 38 (14.29%) Intel Security
6 31 (11.65%) Symantec
7 30 (11.28%) Cisco
8 22 (8.27%) NetApp
9 20 (7.52%) Dell
10 17 (6.39%) Red Hat
11 16 (6.02%) Apple
12 15 (5.64%) IBM
13 14 (5.26%) Oracle
14 13 (4.89%) CA
15 11 (4.14%) AppSense
16 10 (3.76%) Lumension
17 8 (3.01%) BMC
17 8 (3.01%) LANDesk
18 6 (2.26%) ServiceNow
18 6 (2.26%) Splunk
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Rate: £250 - £310 per day
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