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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
Rank 504 438 459
Rank change year-on-year
-66 +21
Contract jobs citing WSUS 79 115 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.24% 0.18%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.92% 3.28% 2.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 52 39
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£338 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £168 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £438 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £329
% change year-on-year
- -1.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 12 14
Average hourly rate £22.50 £25.50 £28.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% -9.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.70 £14.10 £20.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.85 £27.20 £32.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.20 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-8.08% -1.09%

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
4122 3508 2895
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.08% 7.28% 6.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 2501 2015 1567
Average daily rate £425 £387 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.74% +3.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £223 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.84% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 139 204
Average hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.08% -22.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £33.78 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £21.00 £25.25
% change year-on-year
+2.38% -16.83%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 30 January 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 -55 73 £331 -5.35% 33
London -15 24 £340 -20.00% 12
South East -22 17 £350 - 8
East of England -2 9 - - 2
Surrey +1 8 £313 -10.71%
City of London +10 6 £365 +21.46% 1
South West -31 6 £288 +5.99% 3
Yorkshire -4 5 £400 +77.77% 4
East Midlands - 5 £238 - 1
Hertfordshire - 5 - -
Scotland -9 4 £350 +72.83%
West Midlands - 4 £200 - 1
Kent - 4 £458 - 1
North Yorkshire - 4 £400 -
York - 4 £400 -
Derbyshire - 4 £238 -
Buckinghamshire -9 3 £410 +26.15% 3
North West -13 3 £356 -0.69% 1
Watford - 3 - -
Bristol - 3 £256 -
Chesterfield - 3 £238 -
Edinburgh -4 2 - -
Milton Keynes -11 2 £425 - 3
West Sussex -14 2 £350 +3.70% 1
Norfolk - 2 - - 1
Coventry - 2 £200 -
Birmingham - 2 £200 -
Cheshire +5 1 £338 -8.16%
Staines 0 1 - -
Suffolk -4 1 - -

WSUS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 153 (95.63%) Windows
2 112 (70.00%) Active Directory
3 103 (64.38%) Microsoft
4 99 (61.88%) Windows Server 2008
5 91 (56.88%) VMware
6 70 (43.75%) Windows 7
7 68 (42.50%) Windows Server 2003
8 59 (36.88%) DNS
9 58 (36.25%) VMware Infrastructure
10 57 (35.63%) MS Exchange
11 56 (35.00%) SCCM
12 42 (26.25%) Citrix
12 42 (26.25%) ITIL
13 39 (24.38%) Cisco
14 38 (23.75%) SAN
15 37 (23.13%) DHCP
15 37 (23.13%) MS Office
16 35 (21.88%) Firewall
16 35 (21.88%) Windows Server 2012
17 31 (19.38%) SQL
18 30 (18.75%) PowerShell
19 28 (17.50%) vSphere
19 28 (17.50%) SQL Server
19 28 (17.50%) Blackberry
20 27 (16.88%) IIS
20 27 (16.88%) LAN
21 26 (16.25%) HP
21 26 (16.25%) Security Cleared
22 25 (15.63%) XenApp
23 24 (15.00%) WAN

WSUS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 57 (35.63%) MS Exchange
2 27 (16.88%) IIS
3 20 (12.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 17 (10.63%) Exchange Server 2010
5 11 (6.88%) SharePoint
6 9 (5.63%) Lync
7 7 (4.38%) Exchange Server 2003
8 6 (3.75%) Office Communications Server
9 5 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2007
10 4 (2.50%) Apache
10 4 (2.50%) SharePoint 2010
11 3 (1.88%) Exchange Server 2013
11 3 (1.88%) BizTalk Server
11 3 (1.88%) Exchange Server 5.5
11 3 (1.88%) WebSphere
12 2 (1.25%) JBoss
13 1 (0.63%) SharePoint 2013
13 1 (0.63%) OpenStack
13 1 (0.63%) Tomcat
13 1 (0.63%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 37 (23.13%) MS Office
2 19 (11.88%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.63%) MS Project
3 1 (0.63%) MS Visio
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 (3.75%) SaaS
1 6 (3.75%) Office 365
2 4 (2.50%) PaaS
3 3 (1.88%) IaaS
4 1 (0.63%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 59 (36.88%) DNS
2 38 (23.75%) SAN
3 37 (23.13%) DHCP
4 35 (21.88%) Firewall
5 27 (16.88%) LAN
6 24 (15.00%) WAN
7 19 (11.88%) TCP/IP
8 15 (9.38%) VPN
9 13 (8.13%) MPLS
9 13 (8.13%) DSL
9 13 (8.13%) BIG-IP
10 5 (3.13%) NAS
10 5 (3.13%) SSL
10 5 (3.13%) SMS
11 4 (2.50%) Cisco IPT
11 4 (2.50%) iSCSI
12 3 (1.88%) Kerberos
12 3 (1.88%) Broadband
12 3 (1.88%) Internet
12 3 (1.88%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (17.50%) SQL Server
2 12 (7.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (6.25%) SQL Server 2005
3 10 (6.25%) SQL Server 2000
4 4 (2.50%) MySQL
5 3 (1.88%) SQL Server 7
6 1 (0.63%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.63%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.63%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.63%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.63%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 13 (8.13%) MSI
2 4 (2.50%) AdminStudio
3 1 (0.63%) Wise Package Studio
3 1 (0.63%) GCC
3 1 (0.63%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.63%) InstallShield
3 1 (0.63%) JIRA
3 1 (0.63%) Subversion
General
1 22 (13.75%) Finance
2 8 (5.00%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.50%) Banking
3 4 (2.50%) Publishing
4 2 (1.25%) Marketing
4 2 (1.25%) Financial Institution
4 2 (1.25%) Back Office
4 2 (1.25%) Advertising
5 1 (0.63%) Military
5 1 (0.63%) Electronics
5 1 (0.63%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.63%) Legal
5 1 (0.63%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.63%) French Language
5 1 (0.63%) Spanish Language
5 1 (0.63%) Billing
5 1 (0.63%) Retail
Job Titles
1 42 (26.25%) Analyst
2 34 (21.25%) Support Analyst
3 30 (18.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 15 (9.38%) Systems Engineer
4 15 (9.38%) 2nd Line Support
5 13 (8.13%) Support Engineer
5 13 (8.13%) 3rd Line Support
6 11 (6.88%) Server Engineer
7 10 (6.25%) Desktop Support
7 10 (6.25%) Consultant
8 9 (5.63%) Wintel Engineer
8 9 (5.63%) IT Support
8 9 (5.63%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
8 9 (5.63%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
8 9 (5.63%) Operations Analyst
9 8 (5.00%) IT Support Analyst
10 7 (4.38%) Architect
10 7 (4.38%) Network Support Analyst
10 7 (4.38%) Network Analyst
10 7 (4.38%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (10.00%) Application Packaging
2 8 (5.00%) X-Windows
3 2 (1.25%) Middleware
3 2 (1.25%) .NET
3 2 (1.25%) Web Services
4 1 (0.63%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.63%) OLE
4 1 (0.63%) Software Packaging
4 1 (0.63%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 28 (17.50%) Blackberry
2 18 (11.25%) Clustering
3 14 (8.75%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (8.13%) Fat Client
4 13 (8.13%) Thin Client
5 8 (5.00%) Management Information System
5 8 (5.00%) Client/Server
6 5 (3.13%) Replication
7 4 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.88%) Data Structures
8 3 (1.88%) Algorithms
8 3 (1.88%) iPhone
8 3 (1.88%) CMDB
9 2 (1.25%) Statistics
9 2 (1.25%) PKI
9 2 (1.25%) NHS
9 2 (1.25%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.63%) iPad
10 1 (0.63%) Symmetrix DMX
10 1 (0.63%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 153 (95.63%) Windows
2 99 (61.88%) Windows Server 2008
3 70 (43.75%) Windows 7
4 68 (42.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 35 (21.88%) Windows Server 2012
6 21 (13.13%) Windows 8
7 20 (12.50%) Linux
8 19 (11.88%) Windows XP
9 12 (7.50%) Windows 2000
10 6 (3.75%) Windows 2000 Server
11 4 (2.50%) Windows Vista
11 4 (2.50%) UNIX
12 3 (1.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (1.25%) Ubuntu
13 2 (1.25%) Mac OS X
13 2 (1.25%) VMS
13 2 (1.25%) CentOS
14 1 (0.63%) AIX
14 1 (0.63%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (26.25%) ITIL
2 21 (13.13%) Problem Management
3 18 (11.25%) Disaster Recovery
4 16 (10.00%) Service Management
5 12 (7.50%) Load Balancing
6 11 (6.88%) Performance Management
6 11 (6.88%) BCP
6 11 (6.88%) Change Management
6 11 (6.88%) ITSM
7 10 (6.25%) Migration
7 10 (6.25%) Business Continuity
7 10 (6.25%) Asset Management
7 10 (6.25%) Business Continuity Planning
8 9 (5.63%) Performance Tuning
9 7 (4.38%) Software Deployment
9 7 (4.38%) Configuration Management
10 6 (3.75%) Performance Monitoring
11 5 (3.13%) Continuous Improvement
11 5 (3.13%) User Acceptance Testing
11 5 (3.13%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (19.38%) SQL
2 30 (18.75%) PowerShell
3 16 (10.00%) VBScript
4 10 (6.25%) VB
5 6 (3.75%) Java
6 4 (2.50%) Python
6 4 (2.50%) C#
7 3 (1.88%) Perl
8 2 (1.25%) Shell Script
8 2 (1.25%) C
9 1 (0.63%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.63%) REXX
9 1 (0.63%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 26 (16.25%) Security Cleared
2 22 (13.75%) SC Cleared
3 16 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (6.88%) MCSE
5 9 (5.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 8 (5.00%) Degree
7 7 (4.38%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (4.38%) CCNA
8 6 (3.75%) MCSA
8 6 (3.75%) DV Cleared
9 5 (3.13%) MCP
9 5 (3.13%) MCITP
10 2 (1.25%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (1.25%) CCNP
10 2 (1.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.63%) CCAA
11 1 (0.63%) HP APS
11 1 (0.63%) HND
11 1 (0.63%) CCA
11 1 (0.63%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.25%) SLA
2 1 (0.63%) QA
System Software
1 112 (70.00%) Active Directory
2 58 (36.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (17.50%) vSphere
4 25 (15.63%) XenApp
5 22 (13.75%) Hyper-V
6 16 (10.00%) Microsoft App-V
7 12 (7.50%) VMware ESX
7 12 (7.50%) Terminal Services
8 11 (6.88%) XenDesktop
9 10 (6.25%) NLBS
10 8 (5.00%) VMware ESXi
11 7 (4.38%) Xen
12 6 (3.75%) ISA Server
12 6 (3.75%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 5 (3.13%) DFS Replication
13 5 (3.13%) Forefront TMG
13 5 (3.13%) Firmware
13 5 (3.13%) MetaFrame
14 2 (1.25%) VMware Workstation
14 2 (1.25%) NFS
Systems Management
1 56 (35.00%) SCCM
2 18 (11.25%) SCOM
3 17 (10.63%) NetBackup
4 13 (8.13%) Backup Exec
5 7 (4.38%) McAfee ePO
6 6 (3.75%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (1.88%) Nessus
8 2 (1.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (1.25%) HP SIM
8 2 (1.25%) HP Data Protector
8 2 (1.25%) XenMobile
9 1 (0.63%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 1 (0.63%) SCDPM
9 1 (0.63%) SCSM
9 1 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.63%) Red Hat Satellite
9 1 (0.63%) Puppet
9 1 (0.63%) Sysprep
9 1 (0.63%) Netcool
9 1 (0.63%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 103 (64.38%) Microsoft
2 91 (56.88%) VMware
3 42 (26.25%) Citrix
4 39 (24.38%) Cisco
5 26 (16.25%) HP
6 20 (12.50%) Symantec
7 19 (11.88%) McAfee
8 15 (9.38%) Dell
9 14 (8.75%) NetApp
10 13 (8.13%) CheckPoint
11 12 (7.50%) EMC
12 11 (6.88%) Wyse
13 10 (6.25%) Altiris
14 8 (5.00%) AppSense
15 7 (4.38%) Red Hat
16 6 (3.75%) CA
16 6 (3.75%) CommVault
16 6 (3.75%) Veritas
16 6 (3.75%) IBM
17 5 (3.13%) Remedy
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