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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
Rank 487 557 566
Rank change year-on-year
+70 +9
Contract jobs citing WSUS 127 92 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.26% 0.17% 0.15%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.35% 1.97% 1.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 44 47
Median daily rate £330 £319 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.52% -12.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £181 £202 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £424 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £323 £328 £400
% change year-on-year
-1.52% -18.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 11 10
Median hourly rate £43.28 £20.00 £33.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+116.40% -40.52%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.28 £20.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+116.40% -46.66%

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
5401 4674 5064
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 10.90% 8.50% 8.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 3466 2874 3121
Median daily rate £475 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £537
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 158 172
Median hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% -21.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.00 £13.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.30 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -26.31%

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 10 December 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 10 December 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 10 December 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 +53 116 £343 +14.33% 25
London +20 35 £375 +25.52% 7
South East 0 22 £323 -2.27% 11
East of England +17 15 £168 -11.84%
North West +9 15 £450 - 2
North East -17 14 £300 +7.14%
Hampshire +27 10 £333 - 4
Scotland +6 9 £275 -31.25%
Glasgow - 9 £275 -
Durham +6 7 £275 -1.78%
West Midlands -11 7 £463 +54.16% 1
Tyne and Wear - 7 £310 -
Manchester - 7 £500 -
Cheshire - 7 £433 - 2
Newcastle upon Tyne - 7 £310 -
Norfolk +15 6 £165 -13.15%
Cambridgeshire - 6 - -
Cambridge - 6 - -
Buckinghamshire +22 5 £235 -39.74% 1
Yorkshire +25 4 - - 2
North Yorkshire +12 4 - -
South West +7 4 £325 +13.04% 1
City of London -13 4 £400 +23.07% 3
York - 4 - -
Milton Keynes +13 3 £235 -39.74%
Berkshire -4 3 £420 -1.17% 2
Middlesex - 3 - - 1
Bristol - 3 £325 -
West Bromwich - 3 - -
Hook - 3 £330 -

WSUS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 December 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.

1 229 (86.09%) Windows
2 201 (75.56%) Active Directory
3 184 (69.17%) Microsoft
4 148 (55.64%) Windows Server
5 131 (49.25%) VMware
6 129 (48.50%) SCCM
7 107 (40.23%) Windows Server 2008
8 104 (39.10%) PowerShell
9 93 (34.96%) VMware Infrastructure
10 81 (30.45%) Windows Server 2012
11 76 (28.57%) DNS
11 76 (28.57%) ITIL
12 67 (25.19%) Citrix
13 63 (23.68%) HP
14 61 (22.93%) DHCP
15 53 (19.92%) Firewall
15 53 (19.92%) SCOM
16 52 (19.55%) MS Exchange
17 51 (19.17%) SQL
17 51 (19.17%) Windows 7
18 49 (18.42%) Linux
19 47 (17.67%) Dell
19 47 (17.67%) Windows Server 2003
20 44 (16.54%) Hyper-V
20 44 (16.54%) Security Cleared
21 42 (15.79%) SQL Server
22 41 (15.41%) Cisco
23 39 (14.66%) Symantec
23 39 (14.66%) Windows 10
24 38 (14.29%) IIS

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 52 (19.55%) MS Exchange
2 38 (14.29%) IIS
3 34 (12.78%) Exchange Server 2010
4 20 (7.52%) Skype for Business
5 17 (6.39%) Exchange Server 2013
5 17 (6.39%) SharePoint
6 12 (4.51%) Exchange Server 2007
7 9 (3.38%) Apache
8 8 (3.01%) Tomcat
9 6 (2.26%) IBM Domino
10 4 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2000
10 4 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2003
11 3 (1.13%) Documentum
11 3 (1.13%) SharePoint Server
12 2 (0.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 2 (0.75%) Exchange Server 5.5
Applications
1 32 (12.03%) MS Excel
2 29 (10.90%) MS Office
3 8 (3.01%) MS Visio
4 6 (2.26%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.38%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 21 (7.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (6.77%) Office 365
3 9 (3.38%) G Suite
4 7 (2.63%) SaaS
5 3 (1.13%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (1.13%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.38%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 76 (28.57%) DNS
2 61 (22.93%) DHCP
3 53 (19.92%) Firewall
4 36 (13.53%) SAN
5 20 (7.52%) LAN
5 20 (7.52%) WAN
6 15 (5.64%) Skype
7 14 (5.26%) NAS
7 14 (5.26%) TCP/IP
8 13 (4.89%) Internet
9 11 (4.14%) VPN
10 10 (3.76%) iSCSI
10 10 (3.76%) SMTP
11 9 (3.38%) Cisco IOS
11 9 (3.38%) VLAN
12 8 (3.01%) Network Security
12 8 (3.01%) Remote Desktop
12 8 (3.01%) X.509
13 7 (2.63%) MPLS
13 7 (2.63%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (15.79%) SQL Server
2 13 (4.89%) SQL Server 2012
3 11 (4.14%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (0.75%) Azure SQL Database
4 2 (0.75%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.38%) EDMS
5 1 (0.38%) MySQL
5 1 (0.38%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 14 (5.26%) MSI
2 4 (1.50%) Visual Studio
3 3 (1.13%) ClearCase
3 3 (1.13%) ClearQuest
3 3 (1.13%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.75%) AdminStudio
5 1 (0.38%) Fiddler
5 1 (0.38%) InstallShield
General
1 30 (11.28%) Finance
2 13 (4.89%) Banking
3 7 (2.63%) Law
3 7 (2.63%) Legal
4 5 (1.88%) Back Office
4 5 (1.88%) Electronics
4 5 (1.88%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.50%) Advertising
5 4 (1.50%) Military
6 3 (1.13%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.75%) Games
7 2 (0.75%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.38%) Local Government
8 1 (0.38%) Retail
Job Titles
1 37 (13.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 35 (13.16%) Windows Engineer
3 32 (12.03%) Analyst
4 27 (10.15%) Administrator
5 26 (9.77%) Consultant
6 23 (8.65%) Support Engineer
7 21 (7.89%) Systems Administrator
8 18 (6.77%) 3rd Line Support
9 17 (6.39%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 17 (6.39%) Desktop Support
10 16 (6.02%) Support Analyst
11 15 (5.64%) Design Engineer
11 15 (5.64%) SCCM Engineer
12 12 (4.51%) Systems Engineer
13 10 (3.76%) Desktop Analyst
13 10 (3.76%) Desktop Support Analyst
13 10 (3.76%) Server Engineer
13 10 (3.76%) VMware Engineer
14 9 (3.38%) Deployment Engineer
14 9 (3.38%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.26%) Web Services
2 4 (1.50%) .NET
2 4 (1.50%) Middleware
3 3 (1.13%) OAuth
3 3 (1.13%) SAML
3 3 (1.13%) Software Packaging
4 1 (0.38%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.38%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 31 (11.65%) Data Centre
2 23 (8.65%) Clustering
3 17 (6.39%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (4.14%) Management Information System
5 10 (3.76%) Cloud Native
6 9 (3.38%) Client/Server
6 9 (3.38%) EMC VNX
6 9 (3.38%) Video Conferencing
7 8 (3.01%) Enterprise Software
8 6 (2.26%) Driving Licence
8 6 (2.26%) Private Cloud
9 5 (1.88%) CMDB
9 5 (1.88%) Cryptography
9 5 (1.88%) Statistics
10 4 (1.50%) PKI
11 3 (1.13%) Computer Science
11 3 (1.13%) Mobile App
11 3 (1.13%) Replication
12 2 (0.75%) Life Science
12 2 (0.75%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 229 (86.09%) Windows
2 148 (55.64%) Windows Server
3 107 (40.23%) Windows Server 2008
4 81 (30.45%) Windows Server 2012
5 51 (19.17%) Windows 7
6 49 (18.42%) Linux
7 47 (17.67%) Windows Server 2003
8 39 (14.66%) Windows 10
9 23 (8.65%) Android
10 17 (6.39%) Windows XP
11 16 (6.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 13 (4.89%) Apple iOS
12 13 (4.89%) Mac OS X
12 13 (4.89%) Ubuntu
13 11 (4.14%) Unix
14 10 (3.76%) Windows 8
15 6 (2.26%) CentOS
16 4 (1.50%) AIX
16 4 (1.50%) Solaris
17 2 (0.75%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (28.57%) ITIL
2 34 (12.78%) Patch Management
3 29 (10.90%) Migration
4 26 (9.77%) Change Management
5 25 (9.40%) Software Deployment
6 20 (7.52%) Virtual Infrastructure
7 19 (7.14%) Software Distribution
8 18 (6.77%) Virtual Environments
9 15 (5.64%) Configuration Management
9 15 (5.64%) Mobile Device Management
10 13 (4.89%) Agile Software Development
10 13 (4.89%) Infrastructure Monitoring
10 13 (4.89%) Project Management
10 13 (4.89%) Security Patching
11 12 (4.51%) Change Control
11 12 (4.51%) Incident Management
11 12 (4.51%) Infrastructure Management
11 12 (4.51%) Performance Tuning
12 11 (4.14%) DevOps
12 11 (4.14%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 104 (39.10%) PowerShell
2 51 (19.17%) SQL
3 34 (12.78%) VBScript
4 30 (11.28%) VB
5 20 (7.52%) Bash Shell
6 15 (5.64%) Python
7 10 (3.76%) C#
8 9 (3.38%) PHP
8 9 (3.38%) T-SQL
9 8 (3.01%) Perl
10 5 (1.88%) JavaScript
11 3 (1.13%) Java
11 3 (1.13%) Korn
12 2 (0.75%) VB6
Qualifications
1 44 (16.54%) Security Cleared
2 25 (9.40%) Microsoft Certification
3 23 (8.65%) SC Cleared
4 19 (7.14%) DV Cleared
5 13 (4.89%) MCP
5 13 (4.89%) MCSE
6 8 (3.01%) MCTS
7 7 (2.63%) ITIL Certification
7 7 (2.63%) MCSA
8 6 (2.26%) A+ Certification
8 6 (2.26%) Degree
9 5 (1.88%) MCITP
10 4 (1.50%) ACMT
10 4 (1.50%) CCA
10 4 (1.50%) CISSP
10 4 (1.50%) Citrix Certification
10 4 (1.50%) DBS Check
10 4 (1.50%) GCIH
10 4 (1.50%) GIAC
11 3 (1.13%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (5.64%) SLA
2 9 (3.38%) Disclosure Scotland
3 7 (2.63%) PCI DSS
4 6 (2.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (1.88%) QA
6 3 (1.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 201 (75.56%) Active Directory
2 93 (34.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 44 (16.54%) Hyper-V
4 31 (11.65%) XenDesktop
5 24 (9.02%) VMware ESX
5 24 (9.02%) XenApp
6 17 (6.39%) vSphere
7 16 (6.02%) Xen
8 15 (5.64%) BitLocker
9 13 (4.89%) Microsoft App-V
10 10 (3.76%) Virtual Machines
11 9 (3.38%) VMware ESXi
12 8 (3.01%) Virtual Servers
13 7 (2.63%) Docker
14 5 (1.88%) VMware Server
15 4 (1.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 4 (1.50%) VMware Workstation
16 2 (0.75%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 2 (0.75%) DFS Replication
16 2 (0.75%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 129 (48.50%) SCCM
2 53 (19.92%) SCOM
3 20 (7.52%) Norton AntiVirus
4 19 (7.14%) McAfee ePO
5 17 (6.39%) AirWatch
6 15 (5.64%) Puppet
7 12 (4.51%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 10 (3.76%) Microsoft Clustering
8 10 (3.76%) NetBackup
8 10 (3.76%) SCVMM
9 9 (3.38%) Nagios
10 7 (2.63%) Backup Exec
11 6 (2.26%) Sysprep
12 4 (1.50%) Casper Suite
12 4 (1.50%) EMC NetWorker
12 4 (1.50%) HAProxy
12 4 (1.50%) HP Operations Orchestration
12 4 (1.50%) NetVault Backup
12 4 (1.50%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 3 (1.13%) WMI
Vendors
1 184 (69.17%) Microsoft
2 131 (49.25%) VMware
3 67 (25.19%) Citrix
4 63 (23.68%) HP
5 47 (17.67%) Dell
6 41 (15.41%) Cisco
7 39 (14.66%) Symantec
8 30 (11.28%) Intel Security
9 20 (7.52%) Apple
10 16 (6.02%) NetApp
11 14 (5.26%) EMC
11 14 (5.26%) Red Hat
12 12 (4.51%) Google
13 11 (4.14%) MobileIron
14 10 (3.76%) LANDesk
15 8 (3.01%) CheckPoint
15 8 (3.01%) ServiceNow
15 8 (3.01%) Veeam
16 7 (2.63%) Sophos
17 6 (2.26%) Lotus
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