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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
Rank 521 482 438
Rank change year-on-year
-39 -44
Contract jobs citing WSUS 86 100 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.19% 0.24%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.03% 2.48% 3.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 66 66
Average daily rate
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£313 £325 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% -16.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £189 £212 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £463 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £325 £270
% change year-on-year
-15.38% +20.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 8
Average hourly rate £35.00 - £18.19
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.57 - £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.53 - £59.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 - £18.19

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
4235 4040 3416
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.82% 7.67% 7.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 2646 2386 1935
Average daily rate £400 £380 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 182 148 179
Average hourly rate £20.19 £25.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.26% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.60 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.19 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-19.26% +25.00%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -44 78 £320 -1.53% 51
London -19 28 £325 - 10
South East -23 25 £275 -21.42% 13
West Sussex -10 8 - - 1
City of London +9 7 £320 +4.52% 3
Scotland 0 7 £221 -22.36%
East Midlands - 6 £284 -
Crawley - 6 - - 1
Surrey +5 5 £275 -22.53% 1
Berkshire -17 5 £275 -18.51% 3
Guildford +8 4 £275 -24.13%
East of England +4 4 £256 +46.42% 4
Edinburgh +1 4 £193 -32.45%
Buckinghamshire +1 4 £400 +33.33% 1
Yorkshire -12 4 £140 +3.70% 3
North West -19 4 - - 7
South West +12 3 £350 - 10
Wiltshire +5 3 £350 - 1
Milton Keynes +5 3 £425 - 1
Luton +7 2 £288 +105.35%
Bedfordshire +7 2 £288 +105.35% 1
Slough +1 2 £275 -
Hampshire -7 2 £249 -28.74% 6
North East -9 2 - - 1
Tyne and Wear -9 2 - -
West Midlands -12 2 £293 -0.84% 3
Nottinghamshire - 2 £263 -
Renfrewshire - 2 £435 -
South Yorkshire - 2 £270 - 2
Derbyshire - 2 £305 -

WSUS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 155 (85.64%) Windows
2 117 (64.64%) Active Directory
3 113 (62.43%) Microsoft
4 108 (59.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 94 (51.93%) VMware
6 73 (40.33%) SCCM
7 67 (37.02%) Windows Server 2003
8 63 (34.81%) DNS
9 61 (33.70%) VMware Infrastructure
10 57 (31.49%) MS Exchange
11 48 (26.52%) ITIL
12 47 (25.97%) Windows 7
13 45 (24.86%) Windows Server 2012
14 41 (22.65%) SQL Server
14 41 (22.65%) SAN
15 38 (20.99%) DHCP
16 36 (19.89%) Firewall
17 35 (19.34%) PowerShell
18 34 (18.78%) Citrix
19 33 (18.23%) Security Cleared
20 32 (17.68%) Cisco
20 32 (17.68%) LAN
21 31 (17.13%) HP
21 31 (17.13%) SC Cleared
21 31 (17.13%) Hyper-V
22 29 (16.02%) IIS
22 29 (16.02%) MS Office
23 28 (15.47%) SQL
24 27 (14.92%) WAN
24 27 (14.92%) vSphere

WSUS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (31.49%) MS Exchange
2 29 (16.02%) IIS
3 26 (14.36%) Exchange Server 2010
4 20 (11.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 13 (7.18%) Lync
5 13 (7.18%) SharePoint
6 6 (3.31%) Exchange Server 2003
6 6 (3.31%) Exchange Server 2007
6 6 (3.31%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (2.76%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (1.66%) Office Communications Server
8 3 (1.66%) Moodle
9 2 (1.10%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (1.10%) JBoss
9 2 (1.10%) IBM Notes
9 2 (1.10%) Apache
10 1 (0.55%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.55%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.55%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 29 (16.02%) MS Office
2 23 (12.71%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.55%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 20 (11.05%) Office 365
2 7 (3.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.66%) PaaS
3 3 (1.66%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.55%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 63 (34.81%) DNS
2 41 (22.65%) SAN
3 38 (20.99%) DHCP
4 36 (19.89%) Firewall
5 32 (17.68%) LAN
6 27 (14.92%) WAN
7 14 (7.73%) MPLS
7 14 (7.73%) DSL
7 14 (7.73%) BIG-IP
8 12 (6.63%) TCP/IP
9 11 (6.08%) VPN
10 9 (4.97%) NAS
11 8 (4.42%) VLAN
11 8 (4.42%) SSL
12 6 (3.31%) iSCSI
13 5 (2.76%) DMZ
13 5 (2.76%) Internet
14 4 (2.21%) Wireless
14 4 (2.21%) Multicast
15 3 (1.66%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (22.65%) SQL Server
2 12 (6.63%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (4.42%) SQL Server 2005
3 8 (4.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (3.87%) MongoDB
4 7 (3.87%) Oracle Database
4 7 (3.87%) SQL Server 2000
5 6 (3.31%) Sybase ASE
5 6 (3.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (3.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.55%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.55%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.55%) MySQL
6 1 (0.55%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.55%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 10 (5.52%) MSI
2 4 (2.21%) AdminStudio
3 2 (1.10%) Subversion
3 2 (1.10%) InstallShield
3 2 (1.10%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.55%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 15 (8.29%) Finance
2 6 (3.31%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.21%) Banking
3 4 (2.21%) Law
4 2 (1.10%) Marketing
4 2 (1.10%) Financial Institution
4 2 (1.10%) Back Office
5 1 (0.55%) Electronics
5 1 (0.55%) Legal
5 1 (0.55%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.55%) Advertising
5 1 (0.55%) Local Government
5 1 (0.55%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 44 (24.31%) Analyst
2 30 (16.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 27 (14.92%) Support Analyst
3 27 (14.92%) 3rd Line Support
4 21 (11.60%) Administrator
5 20 (11.05%) Support Engineer
6 16 (8.84%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 13 (7.18%) 2nd Line Support
7 13 (7.18%) Systems Administrator
8 12 (6.63%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
9 11 (6.08%) Server Engineer
10 10 (5.52%) Consultant
10 10 (5.52%) Desktop Support
11 8 (4.42%) Operations Analyst
11 8 (4.42%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 7 (3.87%) Systems Engineer
12 7 (3.87%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
12 7 (3.87%) Security Analyst
12 7 (3.87%) IT Security Analyst
13 6 (3.31%) Sybase DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (7.73%) Application Packaging
2 3 (1.66%) .NET
2 3 (1.66%) J2EE
2 3 (1.66%) CSS
2 3 (1.66%) X-Windows
3 2 (1.10%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.55%) Web Services
4 1 (0.55%) XML
4 1 (0.55%) HTML
4 1 (0.55%) Middleware
4 1 (0.55%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 23 (12.71%) Clustering
2 21 (11.60%) Blackberry
3 15 (8.29%) Fat Client
3 15 (8.29%) Thin Client
4 13 (7.18%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (4.97%) Open Source
6 7 (3.87%) Replication
6 7 (3.87%) PKI
7 4 (2.21%) Management Information System
7 4 (2.21%) NHS
8 1 (0.55%) iPhone
8 1 (0.55%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.55%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.55%) Enterprise Cloud
8 1 (0.55%) Biometrics
8 1 (0.55%) DTV
8 1 (0.55%) Handset
8 1 (0.55%) CLARiiON
8 1 (0.55%) Freedom of Information
8 1 (0.55%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 155 (85.64%) Windows
2 108 (59.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 67 (37.02%) Windows Server 2003
4 47 (25.97%) Windows 7
5 45 (24.86%) Windows Server 2012
6 18 (9.94%) Linux
7 13 (7.18%) Windows 8
8 11 (6.08%) Ubuntu
9 10 (5.52%) Windows 2000
10 9 (4.97%) Mac OS X Server
10 9 (4.97%) Windows XP
11 5 (2.76%) Windows 2000 Server
11 5 (2.76%) Windows Vista
12 3 (1.66%) Windows NT
12 3 (1.66%) UNIX
13 2 (1.10%) Mac OS X
13 2 (1.10%) AIX
13 2 (1.10%) Apple iOS
13 2 (1.10%) CentOS
13 2 (1.10%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (26.52%) ITIL
2 22 (12.15%) Problem Management
3 17 (9.39%) Migration
4 16 (8.84%) Service Management
5 14 (7.73%) Disaster Recovery
5 14 (7.73%) ITSM
5 14 (7.73%) Business Continuity
5 14 (7.73%) Performance Management
6 13 (7.18%) Configuration Management
6 13 (7.18%) BCP
7 12 (6.63%) Business Continuity Planning
8 9 (4.97%) Change Management
9 7 (3.87%) Release Management
9 7 (3.87%) Performance Tuning
9 7 (3.87%) Software Deployment
10 6 (3.31%) Load Balancing
10 6 (3.31%) Information Security
10 6 (3.31%) SIEM
10 6 (3.31%) Continuous Improvement
10 6 (3.31%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 35 (19.34%) PowerShell
2 28 (15.47%) SQL
3 26 (14.36%) VBScript
4 15 (8.29%) VB
5 9 (4.97%) Shell Script
5 9 (4.97%) Python
5 9 (4.97%) Perl
6 5 (2.76%) Java
7 2 (1.10%) REXX
7 2 (1.10%) Tcl
8 1 (0.55%) C
Qualifications
1 33 (18.23%) Security Cleared
2 31 (17.13%) SC Cleared
3 13 (7.18%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (4.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 7 (3.87%) DV Cleared
6 6 (3.31%) MCITP
6 6 (3.31%) CISMP
6 6 (3.31%) CEH
6 6 (3.31%) GIAC
6 6 (3.31%) SSCP
6 6 (3.31%) CCNA
6 6 (3.31%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (3.31%) MCSE
7 5 (2.76%) HND
7 5 (2.76%) Degree
8 3 (1.66%) MCP
9 2 (1.10%) PCI QSA
10 1 (0.55%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.55%) MCSA
10 1 (0.55%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.31%) PCI DSS
2 3 (1.66%) SLA
3 1 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.55%) QA
System Software
1 117 (64.64%) Active Directory
2 61 (33.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (17.13%) Hyper-V
4 27 (14.92%) vSphere
5 20 (11.05%) Microsoft App-V
6 19 (10.50%) XenApp
7 15 (8.29%) VMware ESX
8 12 (6.63%) NLBS
9 10 (5.52%) VMware ESXi
10 9 (4.97%) XenDesktop
10 9 (4.97%) Samba
10 9 (4.97%) Xen
11 7 (3.87%) ISA Server
12 6 (3.31%) Forefront TMG
13 5 (2.76%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 4 (2.21%) NFS
15 3 (1.66%) Terminal Services
15 3 (1.66%) VMware Server
16 2 (1.10%) BitLocker
16 2 (1.10%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 73 (40.33%) SCCM
2 21 (11.60%) NetBackup
3 18 (9.94%) SCOM
4 12 (6.63%) Backup Exec
5 9 (4.97%) Puppet
6 7 (3.87%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 6 (3.31%) McAfee ePO
7 6 (3.31%) SCVMM
8 5 (2.76%) Norton AntiVirus
9 3 (1.66%) Nessus
10 2 (1.10%) OVSD
10 2 (1.10%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 2 (1.10%) Nagios
10 2 (1.10%) AirWatch
10 2 (1.10%) Opsview
10 2 (1.10%) HP SIM
10 2 (1.10%) HP Data Protector
11 1 (0.55%) SCSM
11 1 (0.55%) SCDPM
11 1 (0.55%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 113 (62.43%) Microsoft
2 94 (51.93%) VMware
3 34 (18.78%) Citrix
4 32 (17.68%) Cisco
5 31 (17.13%) HP
6 20 (11.05%) McAfee
7 18 (9.94%) Sophos
8 15 (8.29%) Dell
8 15 (8.29%) NetApp
9 14 (7.73%) CheckPoint
10 12 (6.63%) Symantec
11 11 (6.08%) Oracle
12 10 (5.52%) Apple
13 6 (3.31%) Veritas
13 6 (3.31%) Sybase
14 5 (2.76%) EMC
14 5 (2.76%) Wyse
15 4 (2.21%) CA
16 3 (1.66%) SolarWinds
16 3 (1.66%) Websense
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