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 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
Rank 545 520 512
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -8
Contract jobs citing WSUS 72 70 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.13% 0.15%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.62% 1.87% 2.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 36 56
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£300 £311 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.61% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £231 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £311 £275
% change year-on-year
+8.43% +13.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 9
Average hourly rate £37.50 £24.75 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.51% +135.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.30 £16.90 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £47.50 £22.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £26.00 £10.50
% change year-on-year
+44.23% +147.61%

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
4443 3742 3706
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.77% 7.10% 6.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 2658 2208 1956
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £313
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +10.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 178 157 186
Average hourly rate £22.00 £22.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.22% +18.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.58 £13.50 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.28 £40.00 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.75 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +31.94%

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 October 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 1 October 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 1 October 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 -20 64 £298 -4.41% 27
London +7 29 £295 -4.06% 7
South East -17 14 £400 +28.00% 8
Berkshire +20 8 £400 +33.33% 2
East of England -16 8 £275 - 1
City of London +34 6 £242 -32.84%
South West -28 4 £350 +40.00%
Yorkshire - 4 £425 - 5
Scotland -4 3 £450 -
Hampshire -10 3 - - 3
Bedfordshire - 3 £275 -
Essex - 3 - -
Luton - 3 £275 -
Southend-on-Sea - 3 - -
East Midlands +3 2 £335 +25.23% 1
North East - 2 £256 -
Tyne and Wear - 2 £256 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £256 -
Reading +19 1 - - 1
Buckinghamshire +4 1 - - 1
Milton Keynes +2 1 - -
Edinburgh -5 1 £130 -
Surrey -6 1 - - 1
North West -16 1 - - 4
West Midlands -16 1 - - 1
Merseyside - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 - - 2
Somerset - 1 £350 -
York - 1 £250 - 2
Norfolk - 1 - -

WSUS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 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.

1 183 (97.34%) Windows
2 139 (73.94%) Active Directory
3 126 (67.02%) Microsoft
4 99 (52.66%) Windows Server 2008
5 97 (51.60%) Windows 7
6 93 (49.47%) VMware
7 66 (35.11%) SCCM
8 60 (31.91%) MS Exchange
9 57 (30.32%) Citrix
9 57 (30.32%) VMware Infrastructure
10 56 (29.79%) Windows Server 2003
11 55 (29.26%) ITIL
12 52 (27.66%) Firewall
13 50 (26.60%) DNS
14 49 (26.06%) Cisco
15 47 (25.00%) MS Office
16 44 (23.40%) SAN
17 42 (22.34%) DHCP
18 37 (19.68%) SQL Server
19 36 (19.15%) Blackberry
20 35 (18.62%) WAN
20 35 (18.62%) Hyper-V
21 34 (18.09%) Security Cleared
21 34 (18.09%) Symantec
22 33 (17.55%) LAN
23 31 (16.49%) Service Management
23 31 (16.49%) Windows Server 2012
24 30 (15.96%) PowerShell
24 30 (15.96%) Microsoft Certification
25 29 (15.43%) MS Excel

WSUS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 60 (31.91%) MS Exchange
2 28 (14.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 24 (12.77%) IIS
4 15 (7.98%) Exchange Server 2010
5 10 (5.32%) Exchange Server 2007
6 8 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2003
6 8 (4.26%) Lync
7 7 (3.72%) SharePoint
8 4 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (1.60%) Exchange Server 5.5
10 2 (1.06%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (1.06%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.53%) Office Communications Server
11 1 (0.53%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.53%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2000
11 1 (0.53%) SAS
11 1 (0.53%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 47 (25.00%) MS Office
2 29 (15.43%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.53%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.53%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.53%) assyst
1 1 (0.53%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.19%) SaaS
2 5 (2.66%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.60%) Office 365
4 2 (1.06%) IaaS
4 2 (1.06%) PaaS
5 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 52 (27.66%) Firewall
2 50 (26.60%) DNS
3 44 (23.40%) SAN
4 42 (22.34%) DHCP
5 35 (18.62%) WAN
6 33 (17.55%) LAN
7 26 (13.83%) MPLS
8 25 (13.30%) BIG-IP
9 24 (12.77%) DSL
10 23 (12.23%) TCP/IP
11 18 (9.57%) VPN
12 12 (6.38%) LDAP
13 7 (3.72%) IPv4
13 7 (3.72%) IPv6
14 6 (3.19%) NAS
15 5 (2.66%) iSCSI
15 5 (2.66%) Internet
16 4 (2.13%) Wireless
17 3 (1.60%) Wi-Fi
17 3 (1.60%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (19.68%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.66%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (2.66%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (2.13%) SQL Server 2000
3 4 (2.13%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (1.60%) Oracle Database
4 3 (1.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (1.60%) SQL Server 7
5 1 (0.53%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 15 (7.98%) MSI
2 12 (6.38%) InstallShield
3 3 (1.60%) AdminStudio
4 2 (1.06%) Visual Studio
4 2 (1.06%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.53%) GCC
5 1 (0.53%) JIRA
5 1 (0.53%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 15 (7.98%) Finance
2 10 (5.32%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.60%) Investment Banking
3 3 (1.60%) Banking
4 1 (0.53%) Billing
4 1 (0.53%) Retail
4 1 (0.53%) Marketing
4 1 (0.53%) French Language
4 1 (0.53%) Military
4 1 (0.53%) Aerospace
4 1 (0.53%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.53%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 36 (19.15%) Analyst
2 21 (11.17%) Systems Engineer
2 21 (11.17%) Support Engineer
3 20 (10.64%) Server Engineer
4 18 (9.57%) Support Analyst
5 17 (9.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 14 (7.45%) SCCM Engineer
6 14 (7.45%) Operations Analyst
7 13 (6.91%) Administrator
8 12 (6.38%) Windows Server Engineer
9 10 (5.32%) 2nd Line Support
9 10 (5.32%) 3rd Line Support
10 9 (4.79%) Consultant
10 9 (4.79%) Integration Engineer
10 9 (4.79%) Systems Integration Engineer
11 8 (4.26%) Systems Administrator
11 8 (4.26%) Windows Engineer
12 6 (3.19%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 5 (2.66%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
13 5 (2.66%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.19%) Web Services
1 6 (3.19%) Application Packaging
2 5 (2.66%) Software Packaging
2 5 (2.66%) JSP
3 4 (2.13%) WAP
3 4 (2.13%) X-Windows
4 3 (1.60%) .NET
5 2 (1.06%) OLE
5 2 (1.06%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.53%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 36 (19.15%) Blackberry
2 20 (10.64%) Thin Client
2 20 (10.64%) Fat Client
3 17 (9.04%) Clustering
4 11 (5.85%) iPad
5 9 (4.79%) Client/Server
6 8 (4.26%) PKI
7 6 (3.19%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (3.19%) iPhone
8 5 (2.66%) EqualLogic
8 5 (2.66%) Replication
9 3 (1.60%) CMDB
9 3 (1.60%) Computer Science
9 3 (1.60%) Management Information System
10 2 (1.06%) Handset
10 2 (1.06%) SecurID
10 2 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (1.06%) Data Structures
10 2 (1.06%) Algorithms
10 2 (1.06%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 183 (97.34%) Windows
2 99 (52.66%) Windows Server 2008
3 97 (51.60%) Windows 7
4 56 (29.79%) Windows Server 2003
5 31 (16.49%) Windows Server 2012
6 28 (14.89%) Linux
7 25 (13.30%) Windows 8
8 24 (12.77%) Windows XP
9 5 (2.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (2.13%) Windows 2000 Server
11 3 (1.60%) UNIX
11 3 (1.60%) Windows 2000
12 2 (1.06%) VMS
12 2 (1.06%) Mac OS X
12 2 (1.06%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.53%) Android
13 1 (0.53%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.53%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.53%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (29.26%) ITIL
2 31 (16.49%) Service Management
3 22 (11.70%) Performance Management
4 19 (10.11%) Problem Management
5 18 (9.57%) Migration
6 15 (7.98%) Disaster Recovery
7 10 (5.32%) ITSM
8 9 (4.79%) Load Balancing
8 9 (4.79%) Business Continuity
9 8 (4.26%) Software Distribution
9 8 (4.26%) Performance Tuning
10 7 (3.72%) Performance Monitoring
10 7 (3.72%) Business Continuity Planning
10 7 (3.72%) ITIL V3
10 7 (3.72%) BCP
10 7 (3.72%) Configuration Management
11 6 (3.19%) Time Management
12 5 (2.66%) Compatibility Testing
12 5 (2.66%) Customer Engagement
12 5 (2.66%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 30 (15.96%) PowerShell
2 21 (11.17%) SQL
3 12 (6.38%) C#
4 4 (2.13%) VBScript
4 4 (2.13%) VB
5 2 (1.06%) Python
5 2 (1.06%) Java
5 2 (1.06%) Perl
5 2 (1.06%) REXX
5 2 (1.06%) Tcl
6 1 (0.53%) Winbatch
Qualifications
1 34 (18.09%) Security Cleared
2 30 (15.96%) Microsoft Certification
3 26 (13.83%) SC Cleared
4 18 (9.57%) MCSE
5 12 (6.38%) MCITP
6 10 (5.32%) Degree
7 8 (4.26%) MCP
7 8 (4.26%) CCNA
7 8 (4.26%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (3.72%) MCSA
9 6 (3.19%) MCTS
9 6 (3.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 6 (3.19%) DV Cleared
10 3 (1.60%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (1.60%) CCNP
11 2 (1.06%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 1 (0.53%) HP APS
12 1 (0.53%) MOS
12 1 (0.53%) PMI Certification
12 1 (0.53%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 8 (4.26%) SLA
2 3 (1.60%) BS7799
2 3 (1.60%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.53%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 139 (73.94%) Active Directory
2 57 (30.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (18.62%) Hyper-V
4 21 (11.17%) NLBS
5 20 (10.64%) XenApp
5 20 (10.64%) vSphere
6 17 (9.04%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 17 (9.04%) Xen
7 15 (7.98%) Terminal Services
8 11 (5.85%) VMware ESX
9 10 (5.32%) VMware ESXi
10 6 (3.19%) DFS Replication
11 5 (2.66%) Microsoft App-V
11 5 (2.66%) ISA Server
12 4 (2.13%) MetaFrame
13 3 (1.60%) XenDesktop
13 3 (1.60%) VMware Server
13 3 (1.60%) Firmware
14 2 (1.06%) Forefront TMG
14 2 (1.06%) UAG
Systems Management
1 66 (35.11%) SCCM
2 18 (9.57%) SCOM
3 17 (9.04%) Backup Exec
4 13 (6.91%) NetBackup
4 13 (6.91%) McAfee ePO
5 11 (5.85%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 10 (5.32%) Norton AntiVirus
7 4 (2.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 4 (2.13%) WhatsUp Gold
7 4 (2.13%) Sysprep
8 3 (1.60%) SCVMM
9 2 (1.06%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 2 (1.06%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 2 (1.06%) XenMobile
10 1 (0.53%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 1 (0.53%) FortiGate
10 1 (0.53%) HP SIM
10 1 (0.53%) Puppet
10 1 (0.53%) WMI
10 1 (0.53%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 126 (67.02%) Microsoft
2 93 (49.47%) VMware
3 57 (30.32%) Citrix
4 49 (26.06%) Cisco
5 34 (18.09%) Symantec
6 27 (14.36%) HP
7 26 (13.83%) CheckPoint
8 22 (11.70%) Dell
8 22 (11.70%) McAfee
9 14 (7.45%) EMC
10 11 (5.85%) IBM
11 9 (4.79%) CommVault
12 8 (4.26%) Apple
13 7 (3.72%) NetApp
14 6 (3.19%) CA
14 6 (3.19%) Sophos
14 6 (3.19%) F5
15 5 (2.66%) Lumension
15 5 (2.66%) Wyse
15 5 (2.66%) Oracle
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Yorkshire Staffing Services
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Greythorn
Rate: £45 per hour
Posted: 12 days ago