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 28 February 2017 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
28 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
UK
Rank 495 493 509
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +16
Contract jobs citing WSUS 96 143 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.28% 0.19%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.11% 3.13% 2.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 83 49
Median daily rate £350 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £207 £275 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £490 £399
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £395 £320
% change year-on-year
-11.39% +23.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 12 20
Median hourly rate £45.50 £43.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.81% +91.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £20.10 £18.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £45.90 £29.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.50 £43.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+5.81% +91.11%

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
4552 4566 4474
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 10.00% 8.92% 8.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 3023 2888 2638
Median daily rate £458 £438 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.57% +5.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 137 154
Median hourly rate £35.00 £31.25 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% +42.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.72 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £28.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-21.42% +24.44%

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 28 February 2017.

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 28 February 2017.

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 28 February 2017. 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 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 -27 82 £350 -5.40% 30
South East -14 29 £350 -17.64% 7
London +11 26 £350 +7.69% 7
City of London +3 9 £288 -11.53%
Buckinghamshire - 9 £350 - 1
North West +27 8 £300 - 5
West Midlands +3 8 £463 +42.30% 1
Scotland +13 7 £400 +2.56%
South West -12 7 £401 +0.12% 5
Middlesex - 5 - -
Milton Keynes - 5 £350 -
Glasgow - 5 £400 -
Coventry 0 4 £425 +30.76%
Hampshire -2 4 £348 -8.55% 1
Herefordshire - 4 £625 -
Warrington - 4 £300 - 1
Cheshire - 4 £300 - 2
Berkshire -7 3 £394 -7.35%
West Sussex -8 3 £400 - 1
East of England - 3 £188 - 2
Bristol - 3 £250 - 1
Crawley - 3 £400 - 1
Edinburgh +16 2 £344 -
Lancashire +13 2 - -
Manchester +9 2 £190 - 3
Slough +6 2 £394 +11.70%
Marlow - 2 £300 -
Cambridge - 2 - -
Basingstoke - 2 - -
Cambridgeshire - 2 - - 2

WSUS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 February 2017, 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.

1 174 (80.93%) Windows
2 160 (74.42%) Active Directory
3 134 (62.33%) Microsoft
4 111 (51.63%) Windows Server
5 96 (44.65%) SCCM
6 89 (41.40%) VMware
7 75 (34.88%) ITIL
7 75 (34.88%) Windows Server 2008
8 73 (33.95%) PowerShell
9 72 (33.49%) Windows Server 2012
10 61 (28.37%) Citrix
11 57 (26.51%) DNS
11 57 (26.51%) VMware Infrastructure
12 54 (25.12%) Windows 7
13 48 (22.33%) Security Cleared
14 45 (20.93%) SQL
15 43 (20.00%) HP
16 39 (18.14%) DHCP
17 37 (17.21%) Firewall
18 36 (16.74%) Finance
18 36 (16.74%) Dell
19 34 (15.81%) Cisco
20 33 (15.35%) SC Cleared
21 32 (14.88%) Linux
21 32 (14.88%) Windows Server 2003
22 31 (14.42%) SCOM
23 28 (13.02%) Intel Security
23 28 (13.02%) Hyper-V
24 27 (12.56%) SQL Server
25 26 (12.09%) Symantec

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 25 (11.63%) MS Exchange
2 23 (10.70%) Exchange Server 2010
2 23 (10.70%) IIS
3 9 (4.19%) SharePoint
3 9 (4.19%) Skype for Business
4 6 (2.79%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (2.79%) IBM Domino
5 4 (1.86%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (1.86%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (1.40%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (0.93%) Apache
7 2 (0.93%) Exchange Server 5.5
7 2 (0.93%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.47%) Tomcat
Applications
1 23 (10.70%) MS Excel
2 13 (6.05%) MS Office
3 4 (1.86%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (1.86%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.93%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (2.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 19 (8.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (5.58%) Office 365
3 7 (3.26%) G Suite
4 5 (2.33%) SaaS
5 4 (1.86%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (1.40%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.93%) IaaS
8 1 (0.47%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.47%) iTunes
8 1 (0.47%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.47%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 57 (26.51%) DNS
2 39 (18.14%) DHCP
3 37 (17.21%) Firewall
4 17 (7.91%) SAN
5 12 (5.58%) WAN
6 11 (5.12%) LAN
6 11 (5.12%) NAS
7 9 (4.19%) TCP/IP
8 8 (3.72%) Internet
9 7 (3.26%) IP Telephony
9 7 (3.26%) Network Security
9 7 (3.26%) Skype
10 4 (1.86%) Cisco IOS
10 4 (1.86%) HTTP
10 4 (1.86%) HTTPS
10 4 (1.86%) Intrusion Detection
10 4 (1.86%) iSCSI
10 4 (1.86%) Kerberos
10 4 (1.86%) MPLS
10 4 (1.86%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (12.56%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.79%) SQL Server 2008
2 6 (2.79%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.47%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (0.47%) EDMS
3 1 (0.47%) MySQL
3 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (2.33%) MSI
2 4 (1.86%) Visual Studio
3 3 (1.40%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.47%) AdminStudio
4 1 (0.47%) InstallShield
General
1 36 (16.74%) Finance
2 11 (5.12%) Legal
3 10 (4.65%) Banking
4 9 (4.19%) Law
5 7 (3.26%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.86%) Advertising
6 4 (1.86%) Electronics
6 4 (1.86%) Marketing
6 4 (1.86%) Military
6 4 (1.86%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.40%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.93%) Back Office
8 2 (0.93%) Retail
9 1 (0.47%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.47%) Games
9 1 (0.47%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 29 (13.49%) Analyst
2 26 (12.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 26 (12.09%) Support Analyst
3 19 (8.84%) Consultant
3 19 (8.84%) Desktop Support
4 18 (8.37%) Administrator
5 17 (7.91%) Desktop Analyst
5 17 (7.91%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 17 (7.91%) Windows Engineer
6 15 (6.98%) SCCM Engineer
6 15 (6.98%) Systems Administrator
7 13 (6.05%) Systems Engineer
8 11 (5.12%) Support Engineer
9 10 (4.65%) 3rd Line Support
9 10 (4.65%) Server Engineer
10 9 (4.19%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 9 (4.19%) VMware Engineer
11 8 (3.72%) Design Engineer
11 8 (3.72%) Infrastructure Support
12 7 (3.26%) Deployment Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.79%) Web Services
2 4 (1.86%) Middleware
3 3 (1.40%) .NET
3 3 (1.40%) OAuth
3 3 (1.40%) SAML
4 1 (0.47%) REST
4 1 (0.47%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 20 (9.30%) Data Centre
2 14 (6.51%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (6.51%) Clustering
2 14 (6.51%) Management Information System
3 9 (4.19%) Private Cloud
4 8 (3.72%) Client/Server
5 7 (3.26%) Cloud Native
5 7 (3.26%) Video Conferencing
6 6 (2.79%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (1.86%) Driving Licence
7 4 (1.86%) PKI
7 4 (1.86%) Smartphone
8 3 (1.40%) EMC VNX
8 3 (1.40%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.93%) CMDB
9 2 (0.93%) Life Science
9 2 (0.93%) Public Cloud
9 2 (0.93%) Replication
10 1 (0.47%) CCTV
10 1 (0.47%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 174 (80.93%) Windows
2 111 (51.63%) Windows Server
3 75 (34.88%) Windows Server 2008
4 72 (33.49%) Windows Server 2012
5 54 (25.12%) Windows 7
6 32 (14.88%) Linux
6 32 (14.88%) Windows Server 2003
7 25 (11.63%) Windows 10
8 15 (6.98%) Android
9 13 (6.05%) Windows 8
10 11 (5.12%) Apple iOS
11 9 (4.19%) Mac OS X
12 8 (3.72%) Ubuntu
13 6 (2.79%) Windows Vista
14 5 (2.33%) Unix
15 4 (1.86%) Windows XP
16 3 (1.40%) AIX
17 2 (0.93%) CentOS
17 2 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 1 (0.47%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (34.88%) ITIL
2 26 (12.09%) Patch Management
3 22 (10.23%) Change Management
3 22 (10.23%) Software Deployment
4 17 (7.91%) Migration
4 17 (7.91%) Software Distribution
5 15 (6.98%) Change Control
6 14 (6.51%) Service Management
7 13 (6.05%) Configuration Management
8 12 (5.58%) Security Patching
9 10 (4.65%) Application Packaging
10 9 (4.19%) ITIL V3
10 9 (4.19%) Virtual Infrastructure
11 8 (3.72%) Asset Management
11 8 (3.72%) Business Intelligence
11 8 (3.72%) DevOps
11 8 (3.72%) Infrastructure Management
11 8 (3.72%) ITSM
11 8 (3.72%) Mobile Device Management
11 8 (3.72%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 73 (33.95%) PowerShell
2 45 (20.93%) SQL
3 21 (9.77%) VB
4 20 (9.30%) VBScript
5 9 (4.19%) Bash Shell
5 9 (4.19%) Python
6 7 (3.26%) C#
6 7 (3.26%) T-SQL
7 4 (1.86%) JavaScript
8 3 (1.40%) C
9 2 (0.93%) VB6
10 1 (0.47%) Korn
10 1 (0.47%) Perl
10 1 (0.47%) PHP
Qualifications
1 48 (22.33%) Security Cleared
2 33 (15.35%) SC Cleared
3 19 (8.84%) DV Cleared
4 15 (6.98%) Microsoft Certification
5 13 (6.05%) MCSE
6 10 (4.65%) MCP
7 9 (4.19%) Degree
8 6 (2.79%) A+ Certification
9 5 (2.33%) MCSA
10 4 (1.86%) CISSP
10 4 (1.86%) GCIH
10 4 (1.86%) GIAC
10 4 (1.86%) MCDST
10 4 (1.86%) MCITP
11 3 (1.40%) MCTS
12 2 (0.93%) BPSS Clearance
12 2 (0.93%) DBS Check
13 1 (0.47%) ACMT
13 1 (0.47%) GISP
13 1 (0.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.65%) SLA
2 7 (3.26%) Disclosure Scotland
3 5 (2.33%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.93%) QA
5 1 (0.47%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.47%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 1 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.47%) PMO
5 1 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 160 (74.42%) Active Directory
2 57 (26.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (13.02%) Hyper-V
4 25 (11.63%) XenDesktop
5 18 (8.37%) XenApp
6 15 (6.98%) Microsoft App-V
7 14 (6.51%) VMware ESX
7 14 (6.51%) vSphere
8 11 (5.12%) VMware ESXi
9 9 (4.19%) BitLocker
10 8 (3.72%) Xen
11 6 (2.79%) Virtual Servers
12 5 (2.33%) Docker
12 5 (2.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 5 (2.33%) Virtual Machines
12 5 (2.33%) VMware Server
12 5 (2.33%) XenServer
13 4 (1.86%) VMware Workstation
14 2 (0.93%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 2 (0.93%) VMware GSX
Systems Management
1 96 (44.65%) SCCM
2 31 (14.42%) SCOM
3 17 (7.91%) McAfee ePO
4 11 (5.12%) Norton AntiVirus
5 10 (4.65%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 9 (4.19%) AirWatch
7 7 (3.26%) Backup Exec
8 6 (2.79%) BladeLogic
8 6 (2.79%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 6 (2.79%) Puppet
9 5 (2.33%) NetBackup
9 5 (2.33%) SCVMM
9 5 (2.33%) Sysprep
10 4 (1.86%) HP Operations Orchestration
10 4 (1.86%) NetVault Backup
10 4 (1.86%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 3 (1.40%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 3 (1.40%) Microsoft Clustering
11 3 (1.40%) Microsoft Intune
12 2 (0.93%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 134 (62.33%) Microsoft
2 89 (41.40%) VMware
3 61 (28.37%) Citrix
4 43 (20.00%) HP
5 36 (16.74%) Dell
6 34 (15.81%) Cisco
7 28 (13.02%) Intel Security
8 26 (12.09%) Symantec
9 11 (5.12%) Apple
9 11 (5.12%) Sophos
10 9 (4.19%) LANDesk
11 8 (3.72%) Google
12 7 (3.26%) NetApp
12 7 (3.26%) SAP
12 7 (3.26%) ServiceNow
13 6 (2.79%) arcserve
13 6 (2.79%) CA
13 6 (2.79%) Lotus
14 5 (2.33%) Juniper
14 5 (2.33%) Remedy
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