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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
Rank 522 516 505
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -11
Contract jobs citing WSUS 84 63 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.12% 0.15%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.95% 1.65% 2.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 38 58
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£320 £313 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £177 £264 £162
10% offered a daily rate of more than £406 £450 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £293 £305 £255
% change year-on-year
-4.09% +19.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 5 4
Average hourly rate £21.00 £18.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £14.50 £13.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £189.00 £90.30 £24.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -20.00%

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
4318 3818 3795
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.63% 7.24% 6.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 2550 2217 1968
Average daily rate £391 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £211 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 152 176
Average hourly rate £19.50 £21.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.07 £12.99 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.35 £40.11 £35.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.06 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+0.30% +11.11%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 29 August 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 -4 72 £320 +2.40% 28
London +18 26 £325 -7.14% 10
South East -14 19 £300 -4.00% 9
South West -25 11 £313 -
East of England -18 8 £275 - 3
Berkshire +15 7 £400 +33.33% 1
Hampshire -12 7 £275 -10.56% 3
City of London +20 6 £320 -5.18% 4
Scotland -12 5 £285 -
Wiltshire - 4 - -
Gloucestershire - 4 £188 -
Surrey -7 3 - -
Edinburgh -8 3 £208 -
North West -16 3 £410 +43.23% 2
North East - 3 £240 - 1
Norfolk - 3 £258 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 3 £240 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 3 £240 - 1
East Midlands -1 2 £335 +25.23% 2
Manchester -14 2 £410 +36.66% 1
Norwich - 2 £300 -
Reading - 2 £400 - 1
Slough - 2 - -
Luton - 2 £275 -
Bridgend - 2 £450 -
Somerset - 2 £325 -
Bedfordshire - 2 £275 -
Essex - 2 - - 1
Southend-on-Sea - 2 - - 1
Wales - 2 £450 -

WSUS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 174 (93.55%) Windows
2 130 (69.89%) Active Directory
3 122 (65.59%) Microsoft
4 90 (48.39%) Windows Server 2008
5 89 (47.85%) Windows 7
6 80 (43.01%) VMware
7 75 (40.32%) SCCM
8 53 (28.49%) MS Exchange
9 52 (27.96%) DNS
10 51 (27.42%) ITIL
11 50 (26.88%) VMware Infrastructure
12 47 (25.27%) DHCP
13 46 (24.73%) Citrix
14 45 (24.19%) Windows Server 2003
15 41 (22.04%) Firewall
16 40 (21.51%) Cisco
16 40 (21.51%) MS Office
17 39 (20.97%) SAN
18 38 (20.43%) Security Cleared
18 38 (20.43%) PowerShell
19 37 (19.89%) SQL Server
20 32 (17.20%) Hyper-V
21 31 (16.67%) WAN
22 30 (16.13%) MS Excel
22 30 (16.13%) Microsoft Certification
22 30 (16.13%) SC Cleared
23 29 (15.59%) Blackberry
23 29 (15.59%) LAN
24 27 (14.52%) HP
24 27 (14.52%) Linux

WSUS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 53 (28.49%) MS Exchange
2 25 (13.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 22 (11.83%) IIS
4 16 (8.60%) Exchange Server 2010
5 14 (7.53%) Exchange Server 2007
6 9 (4.84%) SharePoint
7 7 (3.76%) Lync
8 4 (2.15%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (2.15%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (1.08%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (1.08%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.54%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2000
10 1 (0.54%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.54%) SAS
Applications
1 40 (21.51%) MS Office
2 30 (16.13%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.54%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.54%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.69%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.61%) SaaS
2 3 (1.61%) Office 365
3 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 52 (27.96%) DNS
2 47 (25.27%) DHCP
3 41 (22.04%) Firewall
4 39 (20.97%) SAN
5 31 (16.67%) WAN
6 29 (15.59%) LAN
7 22 (11.83%) TCP/IP
8 21 (11.29%) MPLS
9 20 (10.75%) DSL
9 20 (10.75%) BIG-IP
9 20 (10.75%) VPN
10 12 (6.45%) LDAP
11 7 (3.76%) IPv4
11 7 (3.76%) IPv6
12 6 (3.23%) Internet
13 5 (2.69%) Wireless
13 5 (2.69%) NAS
14 4 (2.15%) iSCSI
15 3 (1.61%) Cisco ASA
15 3 (1.61%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (19.89%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.69%) SQL Server 2012
2 5 (2.69%) Oracle Database
3 4 (2.15%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (2.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.54%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 16 (8.60%) MSI
1 16 (8.60%) InstallShield
2 2 (1.08%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.54%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.54%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.54%) AdminStudio
3 1 (0.54%) JIRA
3 1 (0.54%) GCC
General
1 15 (8.06%) Finance
2 11 (5.91%) Telecoms
3 5 (2.69%) French Language
4 3 (1.61%) Banking
4 3 (1.61%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.08%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.54%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.54%) Legal
6 1 (0.54%) Marketing
6 1 (0.54%) Retail
Job Titles
1 32 (17.20%) Analyst
2 20 (10.75%) Support Engineer
3 19 (10.22%) SCCM Engineer
4 18 (9.68%) Server Engineer
5 16 (8.60%) Systems Engineer
5 16 (8.60%) Administrator
6 15 (8.06%) Support Analyst
6 15 (8.06%) Consultant
7 12 (6.45%) Windows Server Engineer
8 11 (5.91%) Operations Analyst
8 11 (5.91%) Systems Administrator
8 11 (5.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 10 (5.38%) 2nd Line Support
10 8 (4.30%) 3rd Line Support
10 8 (4.30%) Windows Engineer
11 7 (3.76%) Wintel Consultant
11 7 (3.76%) Integration Engineer
11 7 (3.76%) Systems Integration Engineer
12 6 (3.23%) Wintel Support
12 6 (3.23%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.23%) Web Services
1 6 (3.23%) Software Packaging
2 5 (2.69%) JSP
2 5 (2.69%) .NET
3 4 (2.15%) WAP
4 3 (1.61%) Application Packaging
5 2 (1.08%) OLE
6 1 (0.54%) X-Windows
6 1 (0.54%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.54%) CGI
6 1 (0.54%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.54%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 29 (15.59%) Blackberry
2 18 (9.68%) Clustering
3 15 (8.06%) Fat Client
3 15 (8.06%) Thin Client
4 11 (5.91%) iPad
5 8 (4.30%) PKI
6 6 (3.23%) Client/Server
7 5 (2.69%) Replication
7 5 (2.69%) iPhone
7 5 (2.69%) EqualLogic
8 3 (1.61%) Computer Science
9 2 (1.08%) SecurID
9 2 (1.08%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (1.08%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.08%) Handset
10 1 (0.54%) CLARiiON
10 1 (0.54%) PMI
10 1 (0.54%) Firmware
10 1 (0.54%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.54%) Symmetrix DMX
Operating Systems
1 174 (93.55%) Windows
2 90 (48.39%) Windows Server 2008
3 89 (47.85%) Windows 7
4 45 (24.19%) Windows Server 2003
5 27 (14.52%) Linux
5 27 (14.52%) Windows Server 2012
6 26 (13.98%) Windows 8
7 19 (10.22%) Windows XP
8 5 (2.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (2.15%) UNIX
10 3 (1.61%) Windows Vista
10 3 (1.61%) Windows 2000
11 2 (1.08%) AIX
11 2 (1.08%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.54%) Android
12 1 (0.54%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.54%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.54%) Solaris
12 1 (0.54%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.54%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (27.42%) ITIL
2 26 (13.98%) Service Management
3 23 (12.37%) Migration
4 18 (9.68%) Performance Management
5 13 (6.99%) Problem Management
6 11 (5.91%) Disaster Recovery
7 9 (4.84%) Project Management
8 8 (4.30%) Software Distribution
9 7 (3.76%) Performance Tuning
9 7 (3.76%) Kalman Filter
9 7 (3.76%) ITIL V3
9 7 (3.76%) ITSM
9 7 (3.76%) Business Continuity
10 6 (3.23%) Data Protection
11 5 (2.69%) Customer Engagement
11 5 (2.69%) Performance Monitoring
11 5 (2.69%) Capacity Management
11 5 (2.69%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 5 (2.69%) Change Management
11 5 (2.69%) Compatibility Testing
Programming Languages
1 38 (20.43%) PowerShell
2 20 (10.75%) SQL
3 14 (7.53%) C#
4 6 (3.23%) VBScript
5 3 (1.61%) VB
6 1 (0.54%) REXX
6 1 (0.54%) Tcl
6 1 (0.54%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.54%) Winbatch
Qualifications
1 38 (20.43%) Security Cleared
2 30 (16.13%) Microsoft Certification
2 30 (16.13%) SC Cleared
3 16 (8.60%) MCSE
4 12 (6.45%) MCITP
5 7 (3.76%) Degree
5 7 (3.76%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (3.76%) CCNA
6 6 (3.23%) MCP
6 6 (3.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 6 (3.23%) MCTS
7 5 (2.69%) MCSA
8 4 (2.15%) DV Cleared
9 2 (1.08%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (1.08%) CCNP
9 2 (1.08%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.54%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.54%) MOS
10 1 (0.54%) CCA
10 1 (0.54%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.30%) SLA
1 8 (4.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (1.61%) BS7799
2 3 (1.61%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.54%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 130 (69.89%) Active Directory
2 50 (26.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (17.20%) Hyper-V
4 17 (9.14%) NLBS
5 16 (8.60%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 16 (8.60%) vSphere
6 14 (7.53%) XenApp
7 13 (6.99%) Xen
7 13 (6.99%) Terminal Services
8 9 (4.84%) VMware ESXi
9 8 (4.30%) VMware ESX
10 4 (2.15%) VMware Server
10 4 (2.15%) ISA Server
11 3 (1.61%) MetaFrame
11 3 (1.61%) DFS Replication
11 3 (1.61%) Forefront TMG
11 3 (1.61%) UAG
12 2 (1.08%) XenDesktop
13 1 (0.54%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 1 (0.54%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 75 (40.32%) SCCM
2 20 (10.75%) SCOM
3 16 (8.60%) Backup Exec
4 11 (5.91%) McAfee ePO
5 10 (5.38%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 9 (4.84%) Norton AntiVirus
7 8 (4.30%) NetBackup
8 5 (2.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 4 (2.15%) WhatsUp Gold
9 4 (2.15%) Sysprep
9 4 (2.15%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 3 (1.61%) SCVMM
11 2 (1.08%) Business Desktop Deployment
11 2 (1.08%) HP SIM
12 1 (0.54%) FortiGate
12 1 (0.54%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 1 (0.54%) ARCserve
12 1 (0.54%) CiscoWorks
12 1 (0.54%) MOM
12 1 (0.54%) MIMEsweeper
Vendors
1 122 (65.59%) Microsoft
2 80 (43.01%) VMware
3 46 (24.73%) Citrix
4 40 (21.51%) Cisco
5 27 (14.52%) HP
5 27 (14.52%) Symantec
6 26 (13.98%) McAfee
7 21 (11.29%) Dell
8 20 (10.75%) CheckPoint
9 10 (5.38%) EMC
10 8 (4.30%) IBM
10 8 (4.30%) CommVault
10 8 (4.30%) Apple
11 6 (3.23%) NetApp
11 6 (3.23%) Oracle
11 6 (3.23%) Sophos
12 5 (2.69%) F5
12 5 (2.69%) Lumension
13 4 (2.15%) Red Hat
14 3 (1.61%) Veritas
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