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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
Rank 513 477 469
Rank change year-on-year
-36 -8
Contract jobs citing WSUS 82 105 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.20% 0.18%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.80% 2.82% 2.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 48 42
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£365 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £218 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £335 £329
% change year-on-year
+11.94% +1.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 12 18
Average hourly rate £29.75 £22.25 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.70% -12.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.37 £13.55 £10.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.10 £27.20 £31.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.75 £22.40 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+32.81% -10.40%

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
4554 3718 3220
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.25% 7.20% 6.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 2860 2242 1697
Average daily rate £415 £388 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.09% +3.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £520 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £335 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.20% -4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 157 139 211
Average hourly rate £20.75 £19.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.41% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.06 £12.42 £12.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.25 £38.71 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.28 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-3.42% -6.66%

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014. 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 -51 78 £365 +4.28% 29
London +5 30 £365 -6.10% 7
South East -35 13 £465 +32.85% 8
South West -27 9 £288 +4.54% 7
Yorkshire -5 8 £400 +21.21% 1
City of London +8 7 £365 +21.46%
East of England -18 7 - - 1
East Midlands - 6 £238 - 1
North Yorkshire -3 5 £400 +21.21% 1
York - 5 £400 - 1
Derbyshire - 4 £238 -
Bristol - 4 £256 -
Chesterfield - 4 £238 -
Surrey -4 3 £300 -14.28% 3
North West -9 3 £338 -8.16% 1
Berkshire -14 3 £498 +24.37% 1
Somerset - 3 £288 - 1
South Yorkshire - 3 £450 -
Bath - 3 £288 - 1
West Sussex -1 2 - -
Hampshire -18 2 - - 2
Kent - 2 £475 - 1
West Midlands - 2 £203 - 3
Sheffield - 2 £450 -
Cheshire +10 1 £338 -8.16%
Manchester -10 1 £138 - 1
Milton Keynes -14 1 £425 -
Buckinghamshire -14 1 £425 +26.86%
Nottingham - 1 - -
Northamptonshire - 1 £135 -

WSUS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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.

1 154 (96.86%) Windows
2 115 (72.33%) Active Directory
3 106 (66.67%) Microsoft
4 87 (54.72%) Windows Server 2008
5 86 (54.09%) VMware
6 75 (47.17%) Windows 7
7 58 (36.48%) Windows Server 2003
8 57 (35.85%) DNS
8 57 (35.85%) MS Exchange
8 57 (35.85%) VMware Infrastructure
9 50 (31.45%) SCCM
10 48 (30.19%) Citrix
11 47 (29.56%) ITIL
12 44 (27.67%) MS Office
13 41 (25.79%) Firewall
14 39 (24.53%) Cisco
15 38 (23.90%) SAN
16 37 (23.27%) DHCP
17 34 (21.38%) Windows Server 2012
18 30 (18.87%) PowerShell
19 29 (18.24%) Blackberry
20 28 (17.61%) SQL
20 28 (17.61%) Security Cleared
21 26 (16.35%) WAN
21 26 (16.35%) HP
22 25 (15.72%) LAN
22 25 (15.72%) vSphere
23 24 (15.09%) IIS
23 24 (15.09%) Symantec
23 24 (15.09%) Finance

WSUS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 57 (35.85%) MS Exchange
2 24 (15.09%) IIS
3 21 (13.21%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 14 (8.81%) Exchange Server 2010
5 11 (6.92%) SharePoint
6 10 (6.29%) Lync
7 7 (4.40%) Exchange Server 2007
7 7 (4.40%) Exchange Server 2003
8 5 (3.14%) Office Communications Server
8 5 (3.14%) Exchange Server 2013
9 4 (2.52%) Apache
9 4 (2.52%) SharePoint 2010
10 3 (1.89%) WebSphere
10 3 (1.89%) Exchange Server 5.5
11 2 (1.26%) JBoss
11 2 (1.26%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (1.26%) SharePoint 2013
12 1 (0.63%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.63%) IBM Notes
12 1 (0.63%) Tomcat
Applications
1 44 (27.67%) MS Office
2 23 (14.47%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.63%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.63%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.63%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.63%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.63%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.77%) SaaS
1 6 (3.77%) Office 365
2 3 (1.89%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.89%) PaaS
2 3 (1.89%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 57 (35.85%) DNS
2 41 (25.79%) Firewall
3 38 (23.90%) SAN
4 37 (23.27%) DHCP
5 26 (16.35%) WAN
6 25 (15.72%) LAN
7 23 (14.47%) TCP/IP
8 17 (10.69%) VPN
8 17 (10.69%) MPLS
9 16 (10.06%) DSL
10 15 (9.43%) BIG-IP
11 5 (3.14%) NAS
11 5 (3.14%) SSL
12 4 (2.52%) SMS
12 4 (2.52%) IPv4
12 4 (2.52%) IPv6
12 4 (2.52%) iSCSI
12 4 (2.52%) Cisco IPT
13 3 (1.89%) Wi-Fi
13 3 (1.89%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (14.47%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.03%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (3.77%) SQL Server 2000
3 6 (3.77%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (1.89%) SQL Server 7
4 3 (1.89%) MySQL
5 1 (0.63%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.63%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.63%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.63%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 14 (8.81%) MSI
2 5 (3.14%) AdminStudio
3 2 (1.26%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.26%) InstallShield
4 1 (0.63%) JIRA
4 1 (0.63%) GCC
4 1 (0.63%) Subversion
General
1 24 (15.09%) Finance
2 11 (6.92%) Telecoms
3 5 (3.14%) Banking
4 4 (2.52%) Publishing
5 2 (1.26%) Marketing
5 2 (1.26%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.63%) French Language
6 1 (0.63%) Electronics
6 1 (0.63%) Military
6 1 (0.63%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.63%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.63%) Advertising
6 1 (0.63%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.63%) Retail
6 1 (0.63%) Billing
Job Titles
1 44 (27.67%) Analyst
2 31 (19.50%) Support Analyst
3 26 (16.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 17 (10.69%) Systems Engineer
5 14 (8.81%) Server Engineer
5 14 (8.81%) 2nd Line Support
6 13 (8.18%) Support Engineer
7 10 (6.29%) Operations Analyst
7 10 (6.29%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
8 9 (5.66%) 3rd Line Support
9 8 (5.03%) Consultant
9 8 (5.03%) Windows Server Engineer
9 8 (5.03%) IT Support
10 7 (4.40%) Systems Integration Engineer
10 7 (4.40%) Integration Engineer
10 7 (4.40%) IT Support Analyst
10 7 (4.40%) Desktop Support
11 6 (3.77%) Architect
11 6 (3.77%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 6 (3.77%) Network Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (6.92%) Application Packaging
2 8 (5.03%) X-Windows
3 4 (2.52%) Web Services
4 3 (1.89%) Software Packaging
4 3 (1.89%) .NET
5 2 (1.26%) JSP
5 2 (1.26%) Middleware
5 2 (1.26%) OLE
5 2 (1.26%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.63%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 29 (18.24%) Blackberry
2 17 (10.69%) Clustering
3 14 (8.81%) Thin Client
3 14 (8.81%) Fat Client
3 14 (8.81%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (5.66%) Client/Server
5 7 (4.40%) iPad
5 7 (4.40%) Replication
5 7 (4.40%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.52%) PKI
6 4 (2.52%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (2.52%) iPhone
7 3 (1.89%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.89%) CMDB
7 3 (1.89%) Data Structures
7 3 (1.89%) Algorithms
8 2 (1.26%) Statistics
8 2 (1.26%) Handset
8 2 (1.26%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.63%) Symmetrix DMX
Operating Systems
1 154 (96.86%) Windows
2 87 (54.72%) Windows Server 2008
3 75 (47.17%) Windows 7
4 58 (36.48%) Windows Server 2003
5 34 (21.38%) Windows Server 2012
6 23 (14.47%) Linux
7 20 (12.58%) Windows 8
8 19 (11.95%) Windows XP
9 7 (4.40%) Windows 2000
10 4 (2.52%) UNIX
10 4 (2.52%) Windows 2000 Server
10 4 (2.52%) Windows Vista
11 3 (1.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (1.26%) VMS
12 2 (1.26%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.63%) CentOS
13 1 (0.63%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.63%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (29.56%) ITIL
2 20 (12.58%) Service Management
2 20 (12.58%) Problem Management
3 17 (10.69%) Disaster Recovery
4 14 (8.81%) Performance Management
5 12 (7.55%) Load Balancing
6 11 (6.92%) Change Management
7 10 (6.29%) Asset Management
7 10 (6.29%) Performance Tuning
8 9 (5.66%) ITSM
8 9 (5.66%) BCP
9 8 (5.03%) Business Continuity
9 8 (5.03%) Business Continuity Planning
9 8 (5.03%) Time Management
10 7 (4.40%) Performance Monitoring
10 7 (4.40%) Migration
11 6 (3.77%) Configuration Management
11 6 (3.77%) Continuous Improvement
12 5 (3.14%) Software Deployment
12 5 (3.14%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 30 (18.87%) PowerShell
2 28 (17.61%) SQL
3 10 (6.29%) VBScript
4 6 (3.77%) Java
5 5 (3.14%) VB
6 4 (2.52%) C#
6 4 (2.52%) Python
7 3 (1.89%) Perl
8 2 (1.26%) Shell Script
8 2 (1.26%) REXX
8 2 (1.26%) Tcl
9 1 (0.63%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.63%) C
Qualifications
1 28 (17.61%) Security Cleared
2 23 (14.47%) SC Cleared
3 19 (11.95%) Microsoft Certification
4 13 (8.18%) MCSE
5 10 (6.29%) Degree
6 8 (5.03%) MCITP
6 8 (5.03%) DV Cleared
7 7 (4.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 6 (3.77%) MCSA
9 4 (2.52%) MCP
9 4 (2.52%) CCNA
9 4 (2.52%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (1.26%) CCNP
10 2 (1.26%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (1.26%) MCTS
10 2 (1.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.63%) HP APS
11 1 (0.63%) CCAA
11 1 (0.63%) MOS
11 1 (0.63%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.92%) SLA
2 5 (3.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.89%) BS7799
3 3 (1.89%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 115 (72.33%) Active Directory
2 57 (35.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (15.72%) vSphere
4 23 (14.47%) XenApp
5 22 (13.84%) Hyper-V
6 16 (10.06%) Microsoft App-V
7 13 (8.18%) Terminal Services
8 12 (7.55%) NLBS
9 11 (6.92%) VMware ESX
10 10 (6.29%) XenDesktop
11 9 (5.66%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 9 (5.66%) VMware ESXi
11 9 (5.66%) Xen
12 6 (3.77%) DFS Replication
13 5 (3.14%) Firmware
13 5 (3.14%) MetaFrame
13 5 (3.14%) ISA Server
14 4 (2.52%) Forefront TMG
15 2 (1.26%) vCloud
16 1 (0.63%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 50 (31.45%) SCCM
2 17 (10.69%) SCOM
3 13 (8.18%) NetBackup
3 13 (8.18%) Backup Exec
4 11 (6.92%) McAfee ePO
5 7 (4.40%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (1.89%) HP SIM
6 3 (1.89%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 3 (1.89%) Nessus
7 2 (1.26%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 2 (1.26%) XenMobile
8 1 (0.63%) WhatsUp Gold
8 1 (0.63%) Red Hat Satellite
8 1 (0.63%) Sysprep
8 1 (0.63%) Puppet
8 1 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.63%) SCSM
8 1 (0.63%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.63%) Netcool
8 1 (0.63%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 106 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 86 (54.09%) VMware
3 48 (30.19%) Citrix
4 39 (24.53%) Cisco
5 26 (16.35%) HP
6 24 (15.09%) Symantec
7 20 (12.58%) McAfee
8 16 (10.06%) CheckPoint
9 15 (9.43%) Dell
10 11 (6.92%) Wyse
10 11 (6.92%) EMC
11 10 (6.29%) Altiris
12 9 (5.66%) NetApp
13 8 (5.03%) CA
14 7 (4.40%) AppSense
14 7 (4.40%) Red Hat
15 6 (3.77%) IBM
15 6 (3.77%) Sophos
15 6 (3.77%) Remedy
15 6 (3.77%) Veritas
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Kent
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Rate: £485 per day
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South East England
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Rate: £400 - £475 per day
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York, North Yorkshire
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