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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
Rank 512 523 514
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -9
Contract jobs citing WSUS 130 110 112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.25% 0.20% 0.21%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.19% 2.33% 2.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 64 75
Median daily rate £331 £310 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.85% -4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £210 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £438 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £308 £291 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.57% -10.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 8 4
Median hourly rate £24.91 £40.00 £20.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.73% +92.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.92 £13.57 £19.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.64 £56.66 £138.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.91 £40.00 £20.75
% change year-on-year
-37.73% +92.77%

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
5926 4725 4406
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 11.17% 8.43% 8.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 3808 2918 2575
Median daily rate £450 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £550 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £340
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +13.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 136 160 133
Median hourly rate £30.75 £20.34 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.16% +7.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.45 £12.65 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.38 £39.18 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £20.19 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+73.39% +6.23%

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 25 June 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 25 June 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 25 June 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 +7 111 £350 +11.11% 28
London +30 51 £363 +11.53% 6
South East -9 24 £430 +45.76% 4
Scotland +1 18 £300 +90.47% 3
Edinburgh +2 13 - - 2
Berkshire -5 9 £500 +81.81% 1
North West -5 9 £338 +53.40% 6
East of England +20 8 £164 -36.19% 1
Reading - 8 £500 - 1
City of London +30 7 £280 -12.50% 2
Hampshire +7 7 - -
South West +6 7 £550 - 4
Manchester - 7 £375 - 4
West Midlands -16 6 £275 -21.42% 3
North East -56 5 £315 +5.00%
Tyne and Wear -57 5 £315 +5.00%
Newcastle upon Tyne -63 5 £315 +5.00%
Portsmouth - 5 - -
Erskine - 5 £300 -
Renfrewshire - 5 £300 -
Surrey -9 4 £350 +27.27% 2
Wiltshire -10 4 £550 - 2
West Sussex -24 4 £430 - 1
Norfolk - 4 £164 - 1
Birmingham -7 3 £275 -26.66% 1
Lancashire -1 2 - - 2
Coventry -5 2 - -
Gatwick - 2 £430 -
Bristol - 2 £363 -
Redhill - 2 £350 -

WSUS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 June 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.

1 245 (92.80%) Windows
2 209 (79.17%) Active Directory
3 164 (62.12%) Windows Server
4 152 (57.58%) Microsoft
5 141 (53.41%) VMware
6 112 (42.42%) SCCM
7 106 (40.15%) VMware Infrastructure
8 92 (34.85%) Windows Server 2008
9 77 (29.17%) ITIL
10 76 (28.79%) DNS
11 69 (26.14%) Windows Server 2012
12 68 (25.76%) HP
13 64 (24.24%) PowerShell
14 63 (23.86%) DHCP
14 63 (23.86%) Firewall
15 61 (23.11%) Microsoft Certification
16 60 (22.73%) Citrix
17 55 (20.83%) MS Exchange
18 54 (20.45%) Windows Server 2003
19 52 (19.70%) SQL Server
20 49 (18.56%) MS Excel
21 47 (17.80%) MCSE
21 47 (17.80%) SCOM
22 46 (17.42%) Security Cleared
23 45 (17.05%) SQL
24 42 (15.91%) Intel Security
25 41 (15.53%) Windows 7
26 38 (14.39%) Linux
27 37 (14.02%) MS Office
27 37 (14.02%) vSphere

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 55 (20.83%) MS Exchange
2 28 (10.61%) IIS
3 23 (8.71%) Exchange Server 2010
4 19 (7.20%) Exchange Server 2013
5 15 (5.68%) Exchange Server 2007
6 14 (5.30%) SharePoint
6 14 (5.30%) Skype for Business
7 12 (4.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 8 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2003
9 5 (1.89%) Apache
10 4 (1.52%) IBM Notes
10 4 (1.52%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.38%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 49 (18.56%) MS Excel
2 37 (14.02%) MS Office
3 11 (4.17%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.38%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.38%) MS Project
4 1 (0.38%) Shockwave
Business Applications
1 4 (1.52%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.76%) Infor CRM
3 1 (0.38%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 27 (10.23%) Office 365
2 8 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (2.27%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (1.89%) Mimecast
5 4 (1.52%) SaaS
6 1 (0.38%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 76 (28.79%) DNS
2 63 (23.86%) DHCP
2 63 (23.86%) Firewall
3 34 (12.88%) SAN
4 20 (7.58%) Internet
5 17 (6.44%) TCP/IP
6 15 (5.68%) LAN
6 15 (5.68%) WAN
7 14 (5.30%) VoIP
7 14 (5.30%) Wireless
8 13 (4.92%) NetScaler
9 12 (4.55%) Intrusion Detection
9 12 (4.55%) Remote Desktop
9 12 (4.55%) VPN
10 11 (4.17%) VLAN
10 11 (4.17%) Wireless Security
11 9 (3.41%) Skype
12 8 (3.03%) LDAP
13 6 (2.27%) SMTP
14 5 (1.89%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (19.70%) SQL Server
2 15 (5.68%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (4.17%) SQL Server 2005
4 9 (3.41%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (1.52%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (0.76%) Apache Hive
6 2 (0.76%) Big Data
6 2 (0.76%) Hadoop
6 2 (0.76%) MySQL
6 2 (0.76%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.76%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (2.27%) InstallShield
1 6 (2.27%) MSI
2 5 (1.89%) WinDbg
3 4 (1.52%) ClearCase
3 4 (1.52%) ClearQuest
3 4 (1.52%) HP UFT
3 4 (1.52%) LoadRunner
4 3 (1.14%) Git (software)
4 3 (1.14%) GoCD
4 3 (1.14%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.38%) Fiddler
5 1 (0.38%) MSBuild
5 1 (0.38%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.38%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 30 (11.36%) Finance
2 8 (3.03%) Banking
3 7 (2.65%) Back Office
4 6 (2.27%) Manufacturing
5 5 (1.89%) Financial Institution
5 5 (1.89%) Legal
6 2 (0.76%) Retail
7 1 (0.38%) Advertising
7 1 (0.38%) Electronics
7 1 (0.38%) Games
7 1 (0.38%) Marketing
7 1 (0.38%) Publishing
7 1 (0.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 47 (17.80%) Support Engineer
2 43 (16.29%) Windows Engineer
3 30 (11.36%) Administrator
4 28 (10.61%) Analyst
5 27 (10.23%) Systems Administrator
6 24 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support
7 23 (8.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 22 (8.33%) Server Engineer
9 21 (7.95%) Wintel Engineer
10 19 (7.20%) Consultant
11 18 (6.82%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 17 (6.44%) Systems Engineer
13 16 (6.06%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 16 (6.06%) Architect
13 16 (6.06%) Wintel Support
14 15 (5.68%) SCCM Engineer
15 14 (5.30%) VMware Engineer
16 13 (4.92%) Windows Administrator
16 13 (4.92%) Wintel Support Engineer
17 12 (4.55%) Wintel Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.03%) .NET
2 4 (1.52%) Middleware
3 3 (1.14%) JSON
3 3 (1.14%) Web Services
4 2 (0.76%) Regular Expression
5 1 (0.38%) DCOM
5 1 (0.38%) Flash
5 1 (0.38%) J2EE
5 1 (0.38%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 32 (12.12%) Clustering
2 26 (9.85%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (9.85%) Data Centre
3 19 (7.20%) PKI
4 12 (4.55%) Driving Licence
5 9 (3.41%) Blackberry
5 9 (3.41%) Client/Server
6 8 (3.03%) CMDB
7 5 (1.89%) EqualLogic
7 5 (1.89%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (1.52%) Grid Computing
8 4 (1.52%) Public Cloud
8 4 (1.52%) Video Conferencing
9 3 (1.14%) Cloud Native
9 3 (1.14%) Computer Science
9 3 (1.14%) Contactless
9 3 (1.14%) Enterprise Storage
9 3 (1.14%) Mobile App
9 3 (1.14%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 245 (92.80%) Windows
2 164 (62.12%) Windows Server
3 92 (34.85%) Windows Server 2008
4 69 (26.14%) Windows Server 2012
5 54 (20.45%) Windows Server 2003
6 41 (15.53%) Windows 7
7 38 (14.39%) Linux
8 26 (9.85%) Unix
9 21 (7.95%) Mac OS X
10 15 (5.68%) Windows 10
10 15 (5.68%) Windows XP
11 14 (5.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 13 (4.92%) Mac OS X Server
13 12 (4.55%) Windows 8
14 7 (2.65%) AIX
14 7 (2.65%) Solaris
15 5 (1.89%) Mac OS
16 3 (1.14%) Oracle Linux
16 3 (1.14%) Windows Phone
17 2 (0.76%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (29.17%) ITIL
2 26 (9.85%) Virtual Environments
3 22 (8.33%) Migration
4 20 (7.58%) Service Management
5 17 (6.44%) Configuration Management
6 15 (5.68%) Disaster Recovery
6 15 (5.68%) ITSM
7 14 (5.30%) Security Patching
7 14 (5.30%) Service Delivery
8 13 (4.92%) Mentoring
8 13 (4.92%) Patch Management
9 12 (4.55%) Project Management
10 11 (4.17%) Change Management
10 11 (4.17%) Network Architecture
10 11 (4.17%) Security Management
10 11 (4.17%) SIEM
11 10 (3.79%) Identity Management
12 9 (3.41%) Release Management
13 8 (3.03%) Application Packaging
13 8 (3.03%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 64 (24.24%) PowerShell
2 45 (17.05%) SQL
3 24 (9.09%) Perl
3 24 (9.09%) Python
3 24 (9.09%) VBScript
4 16 (6.06%) Shell Script
5 11 (4.17%) Bash Shell
6 4 (1.52%) Java
6 4 (1.52%) JavaScript
6 4 (1.52%) Jython
6 4 (1.52%) PHP
7 1 (0.38%) C
7 1 (0.38%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.38%) VB
Qualifications
1 61 (23.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 47 (17.80%) MCSE
3 46 (17.42%) Security Cleared
4 28 (10.61%) MCSA
4 28 (10.61%) SC Cleared
5 18 (6.82%) MCP
6 13 (4.92%) DV Cleared
6 13 (4.92%) MCTS
7 12 (4.55%) Degree
7 12 (4.55%) MCITP
8 11 (4.17%) CISSP
8 11 (4.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 5 (1.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 5 (1.89%) SANS
9 5 (1.89%) SSCP
10 4 (1.52%) A+ Certification
10 4 (1.52%) DBS Check
10 4 (1.52%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (1.14%) GCIH
11 3 (1.14%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (7.20%) SLA
2 9 (3.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (2.65%) Disclosure Scotland
3 7 (2.65%) PCI DSS
4 6 (2.27%) QA
5 5 (1.89%) JSP 440
6 2 (0.76%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.38%) DICOM
7 1 (0.38%) HL7
System Software
1 209 (79.17%) Active Directory
2 106 (40.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (14.02%) vSphere
4 33 (12.50%) VMware ESX
5 23 (8.71%) Hyper-V
6 22 (8.33%) BitLocker
7 20 (7.58%) XenApp
8 18 (6.82%) XenDesktop
9 17 (6.44%) ISA Server
10 15 (5.68%) VMware ESXi
11 13 (4.92%) Xen
12 12 (4.55%) Samba
13 11 (4.17%) Microsoft App-V
13 11 (4.17%) UAG
13 11 (4.17%) Virtual Servers
14 9 (3.41%) Virtual Machines
15 7 (2.65%) Terminal Server
16 5 (1.89%) XenServer
17 4 (1.52%) VMware Workstation
18 3 (1.14%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 112 (42.42%) SCCM
2 47 (17.80%) SCOM
3 35 (13.26%) Backup Exec
4 23 (8.71%) McAfee ePO
5 22 (8.33%) Microsoft Clustering
6 17 (6.44%) NetBackup
6 17 (6.44%) Puppet
7 12 (4.55%) SCOrch
8 10 (3.79%) Nagios
9 9 (3.41%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 6 (2.27%) Failover Clustering
10 6 (2.27%) Norton AntiVirus
10 6 (2.27%) SCVMM
10 6 (2.27%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 5 (1.89%) CA Spectrum
11 5 (1.89%) Perfmon
11 5 (1.89%) WhatsUp Gold
12 4 (1.52%) HP Operations Orchestration
12 4 (1.52%) HP Quality Center
12 4 (1.52%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 152 (57.58%) Microsoft
2 141 (53.41%) VMware
3 68 (25.76%) HP
4 60 (22.73%) Citrix
5 42 (15.91%) Intel Security
6 35 (13.26%) Symantec
7 34 (12.88%) Cisco
8 26 (9.85%) Dell
9 24 (9.09%) Apple
10 21 (7.95%) NetApp
11 17 (6.44%) Red Hat
12 14 (5.30%) IBM
13 12 (4.55%) Oracle
14 11 (4.17%) CA
15 10 (3.79%) LANDesk
15 10 (3.79%) Lumension
16 9 (3.41%) AppSense
17 8 (3.03%) BMC
17 8 (3.03%) ServiceNow
17 8 (3.03%) Splunk
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