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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
Rank 526 537 519
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -18
Contract jobs citing WSUS 114 98 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.18% 0.20%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.07% 2.15% 2.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 51 61
Average daily rate £350 £325 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -9.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £200 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £365 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £305 £351
% change year-on-year
+14.75% -13.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 15 1
Average hourly rate £21.50 £22.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.44% +15.38%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £22.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-4.44% +15.38%

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
5503 4568 4283
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.85% 8.19% 7.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 3473 2765 2471
Average daily rate £450 £400 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.42% +1.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 127 202 157
Average hourly rate £21.50 £20.19 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.51% -10.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £13.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £36.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.19 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+11.46% -19.26%

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 29 April 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 29 April 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WSUS within the UK over the 3 months to 29 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -10 103 £350 +7.69% 29
South East +1 40 £425 +41.66% 11
London -10 34 £350 +7.69% 7
Berkshire +29 22 £438 - 4
Reading - 18 £450 - 2
Surrey -9 11 £350 +14.28% 3
Scotland -14 11 £390 +76.27% 1
South West +4 9 £450 +38.46%
West Midlands -8 9 £300 -15.78% 6
Redhill - 7 £350 -
Birmingham +8 6 £288 -17.85% 3
Wiltshire 0 6 £429 +31.92%
Renfrewshire -30 5 £390 -10.34%
Erskine -34 5 £390 -10.34%
North West -7 4 - - 4
Edinburgh -8 4 - - 1
Hampshire +1 3 £335 +235.00%
Coventry -5 3 £325 - 1
West Sussex -23 3 £430 - 1
North East -28 3 £280 -
Tyne and Wear -32 3 £280 -
Newcastle upon Tyne -34 3 £280 -
Lancashire - 3 - -
East of England +2 2 - -
Somerset - 2 £450 -
Taunton - 2 £450 -
Preston - 2 - -
Gatwick - 2 £430 -
Salisbury - 2 - -
City of London +37 1 - - 2

WSUS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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.

1 228 (95.40%) Windows
2 167 (69.87%) Active Directory
3 158 (66.11%) Windows Server
4 141 (59.00%) Microsoft
5 110 (46.03%) VMware
6 90 (37.66%) SCCM
7 89 (37.24%) Windows Server 2008
8 76 (31.80%) Windows Server 2012
9 74 (30.96%) VMware Infrastructure
10 66 (27.62%) DNS
11 64 (26.78%) PowerShell
12 59 (24.69%) ITIL
13 58 (24.27%) SQL Server
14 57 (23.85%) HP
14 57 (23.85%) Microsoft Certification
14 57 (23.85%) Windows Server 2003
14 57 (23.85%) Firewall
15 54 (22.59%) DHCP
16 49 (20.50%) Security Cleared
17 47 (19.67%) MCSE
18 44 (18.41%) MS Excel
19 42 (17.57%) Citrix
20 41 (17.15%) Windows 7
21 40 (16.74%) SQL
22 36 (15.06%) MS Exchange
22 36 (15.06%) Intel Security
22 36 (15.06%) SC Cleared
23 33 (13.81%) vSphere
24 32 (13.39%) MS Office
25 31 (12.97%) Linux

WSUS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 36 (15.06%) MS Exchange
2 21 (8.79%) IIS
3 15 (6.28%) Exchange Server 2010
4 11 (4.60%) Exchange Server 2013
4 11 (4.60%) Skype for Business
5 9 (3.77%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 9 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2007
6 7 (2.93%) SharePoint
7 6 (2.51%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (1.26%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.42%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 44 (18.41%) MS Excel
2 32 (13.39%) MS Office
3 11 (4.60%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.42%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.42%) MS Project
4 1 (0.42%) Shockwave
Business Applications
1 4 (1.67%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.84%) Infor CRM
3 1 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 27 (11.30%) Office 365
2 15 (6.28%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (2.51%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (1.67%) Mimecast
4 4 (1.67%) SaaS
5 2 (0.84%) PaaS
6 1 (0.42%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 66 (27.62%) DNS
2 57 (23.85%) Firewall
3 54 (22.59%) DHCP
4 26 (10.88%) SAN
5 23 (9.62%) Internet
6 22 (9.21%) TCP/IP
7 20 (8.37%) Wireless
8 19 (7.95%) VPN
9 17 (7.11%) Intrusion Detection
10 16 (6.69%) LAN
10 16 (6.69%) WAN
10 16 (6.69%) Wireless Security
11 13 (5.44%) VoIP
12 10 (4.18%) NAS
12 10 (4.18%) Wi-Fi
13 9 (3.77%) Remote Desktop
13 9 (3.77%) VLAN
14 8 (3.35%) HTTP
14 8 (3.35%) iSCSI
14 8 (3.35%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (24.27%) SQL Server
2 19 (7.95%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (4.60%) SQL Server 2005
4 9 (3.77%) SQL Server 2014
5 5 (2.09%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (1.26%) Big Data
6 3 (1.26%) Oracle Database
6 3 (1.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.84%) Apache Hive
7 2 (0.84%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.84%) MySQL
7 2 (0.84%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (2.93%) ClearCase
1 7 (2.93%) ClearQuest
2 6 (2.51%) InstallShield
2 6 (2.51%) MSI
3 4 (1.67%) Fiddler
3 4 (1.67%) HP UFT
3 4 (1.67%) LoadRunner
3 4 (1.67%) WinDbg
4 1 (0.42%) MSBuild
4 1 (0.42%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.42%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 24 (10.04%) Finance
2 7 (2.93%) Banking
3 5 (2.09%) Manufacturing
4 4 (1.67%) Financial Institution
5 2 (0.84%) Retail
6 1 (0.42%) Back Office
6 1 (0.42%) Electronics
6 1 (0.42%) Games
6 1 (0.42%) Legal
6 1 (0.42%) Local Government
6 1 (0.42%) Marketing
6 1 (0.42%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 53 (22.18%) Support Engineer
2 36 (15.06%) Windows Engineer
3 28 (11.72%) 3rd Line Support
3 28 (11.72%) Consultant
4 25 (10.46%) Analyst
5 21 (8.79%) Systems Engineer
5 21 (8.79%) Wintel Engineer
6 20 (8.37%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 19 (7.95%) Server Engineer
8 18 (7.53%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 17 (7.11%) Administrator
9 17 (7.11%) Field Engineer
9 17 (7.11%) Wintel Support
10 15 (6.28%) Server Support
10 15 (6.28%) Systems Administrator
11 13 (5.44%) IT Engineer
11 13 (5.44%) Wintel Support Engineer
12 12 (5.02%) Applications Support
12 12 (5.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 12 (5.02%) Wintel Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.35%) .NET
2 6 (2.51%) Middleware
3 4 (1.67%) ELK Stack
3 4 (1.67%) Web Services
4 2 (0.84%) Regular Expression
4 2 (0.84%) Windows Identity Foundation
5 1 (0.42%) 802.1X
5 1 (0.42%) COM
5 1 (0.42%) DCOM
5 1 (0.42%) Flash
5 1 (0.42%) J2EE
5 1 (0.42%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 24 (10.04%) Analytical Skills
1 24 (10.04%) Clustering
2 21 (8.79%) PKI
3 20 (8.37%) Data Centre
4 11 (4.60%) Driving Licence
5 7 (2.93%) Client/Server
5 7 (2.93%) CMDB
5 7 (2.93%) Management Information System
6 6 (2.51%) Public Cloud
7 5 (2.09%) Blackberry
8 4 (1.67%) Grid Computing
9 3 (1.26%) Contactless
9 3 (1.26%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (1.26%) Enterprise Storage
9 3 (1.26%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.84%) Computer Science
10 2 (0.84%) EqualLogic
10 2 (0.84%) Replication
10 2 (0.84%) Security Operations Centre
10 2 (0.84%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 228 (95.40%) Windows
2 158 (66.11%) Windows Server
3 89 (37.24%) Windows Server 2008
4 76 (31.80%) Windows Server 2012
5 57 (23.85%) Windows Server 2003
6 41 (17.15%) Windows 7
7 31 (12.97%) Linux
8 18 (7.53%) Unix
9 16 (6.69%) Mac OS X
10 14 (5.86%) Windows XP
11 13 (5.44%) Mac OS X Server
11 13 (5.44%) Windows 10
12 8 (3.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 8 (3.35%) Windows 8
13 6 (2.51%) AIX
14 5 (2.09%) Mac OS
15 4 (1.67%) Solaris
15 4 (1.67%) Windows Phone
16 3 (1.26%) Oracle Linux
17 2 (0.84%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (24.69%) ITIL
2 22 (9.21%) Migration
3 20 (8.37%) Service Management
4 17 (7.11%) Security Management
5 16 (6.69%) Disaster Recovery
5 16 (6.69%) Identity Management
5 16 (6.69%) Network Architecture
5 16 (6.69%) Service Delivery
6 14 (5.86%) ITSM
7 12 (5.02%) Mentoring
7 12 (5.02%) Open Source
7 12 (5.02%) Project Management
8 11 (4.60%) Change Control
9 9 (3.77%) Change Management
9 9 (3.77%) Problem Management
9 9 (3.77%) Release Management
9 9 (3.77%) SIEM
10 8 (3.35%) CRM
10 8 (3.35%) Software Delivery
11 7 (2.93%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 64 (26.78%) PowerShell
2 40 (16.74%) SQL
3 26 (10.88%) VBScript
4 20 (8.37%) Perl
5 19 (7.95%) Python
6 13 (5.44%) Shell Script
7 6 (2.51%) VB
8 5 (2.09%) JavaScript
8 5 (2.09%) Jython
9 3 (1.26%) Java
10 1 (0.42%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.42%) C
10 1 (0.42%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 57 (23.85%) Microsoft Certification
2 49 (20.50%) Security Cleared
3 47 (19.67%) MCSE
4 36 (15.06%) SC Cleared
5 29 (12.13%) MCSA
6 14 (5.86%) MCP
7 12 (5.02%) Degree
8 10 (4.18%) MCITP
9 9 (3.77%) CISSP
9 9 (3.77%) DV Cleared
9 9 (3.77%) MCTS
9 9 (3.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 4 (1.67%) DBS Check
10 4 (1.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 4 (1.67%) SANS
10 4 (1.67%) SSCP
11 3 (1.26%) BPSS Clearance
11 3 (1.26%) VCP5
12 2 (0.84%) GCIH
12 2 (0.84%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.93%) SLA
2 6 (2.51%) Disclosure Scotland
2 6 (2.51%) PCI DSS
3 5 (2.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (2.09%) QA
4 3 (1.26%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.42%) DICOM
5 1 (0.42%) HL7
System Software
1 167 (69.87%) Active Directory
2 74 (30.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (13.81%) vSphere
4 28 (11.72%) VMware ESX
5 23 (9.62%) ISA Server
6 19 (7.95%) Hyper-V
7 18 (7.53%) XenApp
8 17 (7.11%) BitLocker
8 17 (7.11%) UAG
9 14 (5.86%) XenDesktop
10 12 (5.02%) Samba
11 10 (4.18%) VMware ESXi
12 9 (3.77%) Microsoft App-V
13 8 (3.35%) Terminal Server
14 5 (2.09%) VMware Workstation
14 5 (2.09%) XenServer
15 3 (1.26%) Forefront TMG
15 3 (1.26%) Terminal Services
16 2 (0.84%) NFS
16 2 (0.84%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 90 (37.66%) SCCM
2 28 (11.72%) Backup Exec
2 28 (11.72%) SCOM
3 24 (10.04%) McAfee ePO
4 22 (9.21%) NetBackup
5 14 (5.86%) Puppet
6 13 (5.44%) SCOrch
7 10 (4.18%) Nagios
8 8 (3.35%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 7 (2.93%) Norton AntiVirus
9 7 (2.93%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 6 (2.51%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 5 (2.09%) BladeLogic
12 4 (1.67%) BMC Marimba
12 4 (1.67%) Cacti
12 4 (1.67%) HP Operations Orchestration
12 4 (1.67%) HP Quality Center
12 4 (1.67%) Perfmon
12 4 (1.67%) Sysprep
12 4 (1.67%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 141 (59.00%) Microsoft
2 110 (46.03%) VMware
3 57 (23.85%) HP
4 42 (17.57%) Citrix
5 36 (15.06%) Intel Security
6 26 (10.88%) Cisco
7 25 (10.46%) Symantec
8 21 (8.79%) Dell
9 17 (7.11%) NetApp
9 17 (7.11%) Oracle
10 14 (5.86%) IBM
11 11 (4.60%) Apple
12 10 (4.18%) CA
13 9 (3.77%) BMC
13 9 (3.77%) CommVault
14 8 (3.35%) AppSense
15 7 (2.93%) Red Hat
16 6 (2.51%) CheckPoint
16 6 (2.51%) ServiceNow
16 6 (2.51%) Sophos
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