The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Systems Management category.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
Rank 477 490 506
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +16
Contract jobs citing WSUS 111 73 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.14% 0.14%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.69% 1.95% 2.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 41 53
Average daily rate
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£325 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £250 £161
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £362
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 7
Average hourly rate £21.00 £16.19 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.72% +7.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.90 £12.50 £14.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £189.40 £141.25 £22.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £13.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% -10.00%
Systems Management Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
4128 3753 3782
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.55% 7.34% 6.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 2436 2101 1956
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.73% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 162 176
Average hourly rate £19.50 £22.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.95 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.53 £42.50 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.06 £22.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-8.81% +25.71%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 30 July 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 +7 102 £325 - 22
South East +5 40 £325 - 7
London +22 30 £333 -7.63% 5
Berkshire +17 21 £350 -17.64% 2
South West -9 12 £313 +4.16% 2
Reading - 12 £350 - 1
East of England -9 11 £195 - 1
Hampshire -2 10 £313 -3.84% 3
Norfolk - 8 £215 - 1
City of London +18 7 £320 -5.18% 1
Norwich - 7 £200 - 1
Scotland -22 5 £371 +34.78% 1
Wiltshire - 5 - -
Buckinghamshire -2 4 £300 +26.31% 1
Surrey -4 4 - - 1
Gloucestershire -17 4 £188 -37.50%
North West +1 3 £410 +43.23% 1
North East -12 3 £240 - 1
Tyne and Wear -15 3 £240 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 3 £240 - 1
East Midlands -3 2 £335 +25.23% 1
Manchester -7 2 £410 +36.66%
Cambridgeshire -11 2 - -
Edinburgh -15 2 £285 - 1
Wales -15 2 £450 -
West Midlands -15 2 £340 +4.61% 1
South Wales - 2 £450 -
Somerset - 2 £325 -
Bridgend - 2 £450 -
Northamptonshire -1 1 £335 -

WSUS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 190 (87.96%) Windows
2 149 (68.98%) Active Directory
3 140 (64.81%) Microsoft
4 106 (49.07%) SCCM
5 101 (46.76%) VMware
6 95 (43.98%) Windows Server 2008
7 92 (42.59%) Windows 7
8 66 (30.56%) VMware Infrastructure
9 63 (29.17%) Citrix
10 61 (28.24%) ITIL
11 58 (26.85%) Security Cleared
12 55 (25.46%) SQL Server
13 54 (25.00%) DNS
14 52 (24.07%) DHCP
15 50 (23.15%) Windows Server 2003
16 49 (22.69%) MS Exchange
17 48 (22.22%) HP
18 45 (20.83%) SAN
19 44 (20.37%) MS Office
20 42 (19.44%) SC Cleared
21 39 (18.06%) PowerShell
21 39 (18.06%) Cisco
22 38 (17.59%) MS Excel
23 37 (17.13%) Firewall
23 37 (17.13%) Hyper-V
24 32 (14.81%) Windows 8
25 30 (13.89%) Microsoft Certification
26 29 (13.43%) LAN
26 29 (13.43%) WAN
26 29 (13.43%) XenApp

WSUS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 49 (22.69%) MS Exchange
2 23 (10.65%) IIS
3 22 (10.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 15 (6.94%) Exchange Server 2007
5 14 (6.48%) Exchange Server 2010
6 9 (4.17%) Lync
7 8 (3.70%) SharePoint
8 6 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.46%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.46%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.46%) Exchange Server 5.5
10 1 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2000
10 1 (0.46%) Site Server
10 1 (0.46%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.46%) SAS
Applications
1 44 (20.37%) MS Office
2 38 (17.59%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.46%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.46%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 1 (0.46%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.85%) Office 365
3 2 (0.93%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.46%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.46%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 54 (25.00%) DNS
2 52 (24.07%) DHCP
3 45 (20.83%) SAN
4 37 (17.13%) Firewall
5 29 (13.43%) LAN
5 29 (13.43%) WAN
6 19 (8.80%) MPLS
6 19 (8.80%) VPN
7 17 (7.87%) BIG-IP
7 17 (7.87%) DSL
7 17 (7.87%) TCP/IP
8 12 (5.56%) LDAP
9 10 (4.63%) Internet
10 7 (3.24%) IPv4
10 7 (3.24%) IPv6
11 6 (2.78%) Wireless
12 5 (2.31%) NAS
12 5 (2.31%) iSCSI
13 4 (1.85%) VoIP
14 3 (1.39%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (25.46%) SQL Server
2 14 (6.48%) SQL Server 2000
3 7 (3.24%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (2.31%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (2.31%) Oracle Database
4 5 (2.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.46%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.46%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 17 (7.87%) MSI
2 16 (7.41%) InstallShield
3 2 (0.93%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.46%) JIRA
4 1 (0.46%) AdminStudio
4 1 (0.46%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.46%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 18 (8.33%) Finance
2 10 (4.63%) Telecoms
3 4 (1.85%) Banking
3 4 (1.85%) French Language
4 3 (1.39%) Investment Banking
5 2 (0.93%) Legal
5 2 (0.93%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.46%) Marketing
6 1 (0.46%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 27 (12.50%) Analyst
2 22 (10.19%) SCCM Engineer
3 20 (9.26%) Server Engineer
4 19 (8.80%) Support Engineer
5 18 (8.33%) Consultant
6 17 (7.87%) Administrator
7 16 (7.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 14 (6.48%) Systems Administrator
8 14 (6.48%) Windows Server Engineer
9 13 (6.02%) Systems Engineer
10 10 (4.63%) Support Analyst
10 10 (4.63%) Wintel Engineer
11 9 (4.17%) Windows Engineer
11 9 (4.17%) Operations Analyst
12 8 (3.70%) 3rd Line Support
12 8 (3.70%) 2nd Line Support
13 7 (3.24%) Wintel Consultant
14 6 (2.78%) Infrastructure Analyst
14 6 (2.78%) Integration Engineer
14 6 (2.78%) Systems Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.78%) Web Services
1 6 (2.78%) Software Packaging
2 5 (2.31%) JSP
2 5 (2.31%) .NET
3 4 (1.85%) WAP
4 3 (1.39%) Application Packaging
5 1 (0.46%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.46%) OLE
5 1 (0.46%) X-Windows
5 1 (0.46%) EDI
5 1 (0.46%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 28 (12.96%) Blackberry
2 22 (10.19%) Clustering
3 15 (6.94%) Thin Client
3 15 (6.94%) Fat Client
4 10 (4.63%) iPad
5 8 (3.70%) PKI
6 7 (3.24%) Client/Server
7 5 (2.31%) EqualLogic
7 5 (2.31%) Replication
8 4 (1.85%) Computer Science
9 3 (1.39%) iPhone
9 3 (1.39%) Video Conferencing
10 2 (0.93%) Firmware
10 2 (0.93%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.93%) Wiki
10 2 (0.93%) SecurID
11 1 (0.46%) CLARiiON
11 1 (0.46%) Handset
11 1 (0.46%) PMI
11 1 (0.46%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 190 (87.96%) Windows
2 95 (43.98%) Windows Server 2008
3 92 (42.59%) Windows 7
4 50 (23.15%) Windows Server 2003
5 32 (14.81%) Windows 8
6 27 (12.50%) Linux
6 27 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
7 19 (8.80%) Windows XP
8 6 (2.78%) UNIX
9 5 (2.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (1.85%) Windows Vista
11 2 (0.93%) Windows 2000
11 2 (0.93%) AIX
11 2 (0.93%) Android
11 2 (0.93%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.46%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.46%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.46%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.46%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.46%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (28.24%) ITIL
2 28 (12.96%) Service Management
3 26 (12.04%) Migration
4 18 (8.33%) Problem Management
5 17 (7.87%) Performance Management
6 13 (6.02%) Disaster Recovery
6 13 (6.02%) Project Management
7 12 (5.56%) Software Distribution
8 9 (4.17%) Performance Tuning
8 9 (4.17%) Customer Engagement
9 8 (3.70%) Configuration Management
9 8 (3.70%) Data Protection
10 7 (3.24%) ITIL V3
11 5 (2.31%) Compatibility Testing
11 5 (2.31%) Performance Monitoring
11 5 (2.31%) Capacity Management
11 5 (2.31%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 5 (2.31%) Business Continuity
11 5 (2.31%) ITSM
12 4 (1.85%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 39 (18.06%) PowerShell
2 25 (11.57%) SQL
3 14 (6.48%) C#
4 10 (4.63%) VBScript
5 5 (2.31%) VB
6 1 (0.46%) Winbatch
6 1 (0.46%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.46%) REXX
6 1 (0.46%) Tcl
6 1 (0.46%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.46%) Java
Qualifications
1 58 (26.85%) Security Cleared
2 42 (19.44%) SC Cleared
3 30 (13.89%) Microsoft Certification
4 16 (7.41%) MCITP
5 14 (6.48%) MCSE
6 12 (5.56%) DV Cleared
7 11 (5.09%) Degree
8 10 (4.63%) MCTS
9 9 (4.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 8 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
11 6 (2.78%) CCNA
12 4 (1.85%) MCP
13 2 (0.93%) CCNP
13 2 (0.93%) MCSA
14 1 (0.46%) CTC Cleared
14 1 (0.46%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 1 (0.46%) ITIL Certification
14 1 (0.46%) PMI Certification
14 1 (0.46%) CCA
14 1 (0.46%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (2.78%) SLA
3 3 (1.39%) BS7799
3 3 (1.39%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.46%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 149 (68.98%) Active Directory
2 66 (30.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (17.13%) Hyper-V
4 29 (13.43%) XenApp
5 22 (10.19%) vSphere
6 17 (7.87%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 15 (6.94%) NLBS
7 15 (6.94%) VMware ESXi
8 13 (6.02%) Xen
9 11 (5.09%) Terminal Services
10 6 (2.78%) Terminal Server
11 5 (2.31%) VMware Server
11 5 (2.31%) VMware ESX
11 5 (2.31%) ISA Server
12 4 (1.85%) UAG
13 3 (1.39%) DFS Replication
13 3 (1.39%) Forefront TMG
13 3 (1.39%) Microsoft App-V
14 2 (0.93%) NFS
14 2 (0.93%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 106 (49.07%) SCCM
2 21 (9.72%) SCOM
3 19 (8.80%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 11 (5.09%) Backup Exec
5 10 (4.63%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 10 (4.63%) McAfee ePO
6 9 (4.17%) NetBackup
7 6 (2.78%) Norton AntiVirus
8 4 (1.85%) HP SIM
8 4 (1.85%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 4 (1.85%) WhatsUp Gold
8 4 (1.85%) SCSM
9 3 (1.39%) SCVMM
9 3 (1.39%) SCOrch
9 3 (1.39%) Sysprep
9 3 (1.39%) WMI
10 2 (0.93%) ARCserve
10 2 (0.93%) Business Desktop Deployment
11 1 (0.46%) EMC NetWorker
11 1 (0.46%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 140 (64.81%) Microsoft
2 101 (46.76%) VMware
3 63 (29.17%) Citrix
4 48 (22.22%) HP
5 39 (18.06%) Cisco
6 26 (12.04%) McAfee
7 24 (11.11%) Symantec
8 19 (8.80%) Dell
9 18 (8.33%) CheckPoint
10 16 (7.41%) CA
11 10 (4.63%) EMC
12 8 (3.70%) CommVault
12 8 (3.70%) Apple
12 8 (3.70%) Sophos
13 7 (3.24%) Oracle
13 7 (3.24%) IBM
14 6 (2.78%) NetApp
14 6 (2.78%) Veeam
15 5 (2.31%) Lumension
16 4 (1.85%) Websense
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