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 1 April 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
Rank 493 476 436
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -40
Contract jobs citing WSUS 93 118 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.22% 0.23%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.16% 2.90% 3.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 60 61
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£325 £361 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.03% -9.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £194 £199 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £391 £463 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £351 £300
% change year-on-year
-13.10% +17.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 4 11
Average hourly rate £22.50 £23.35 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.64% +33.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.59 £16.35 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £39.66 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.35 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.64% +33.42%

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
4304 4072 3109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.72% 7.52% 6.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 2612 2316 1783
Average daily rate £417 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £337
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 176 173 175
Average hourly rate £20.19 £21.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.88% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.35 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £35.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £24.00 £20.13
% change year-on-year
-10.41% +19.25%

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 1 April 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 1 April 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 1 April 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 -33 83 £325 -9.72% 35
London 0 25 £325 -18.75% 13
South East -24 22 £325 -7.40% 8
Surrey +5 9 £313 -7.40%
Scotland -14 9 £300 -18.36%
East of England +15 8 - -
East Midlands - 8 £305 -
City of London +21 7 £320 -11.35%
South West -8 7 £325 -9.72% 6
West Sussex -13 7 - - 2
Yorkshire -15 5 £270 +20.00% 3
Norfolk - 5 - -
Nottinghamshire - 5 £300 -
Haywards Heath - 5 - - 2
Wiltshire +1 4 £325 +62.50% 2
Edinburgh -2 4 £193 -32.45%
West Midlands -6 4 £200 -20.00% 3
Nottingham - 4 £281 -
Buckinghamshire 0 3 £395 -
Glasgow -8 3 £350 -25.72%
North West -21 3 £325 -10.34% 1
Luton +4 2 - -
Bedfordshire -6 2 - -
West Yorkshire -9 2 - - 2
Merseyside - 2 £325 - 1
Kent - 2 £388 - 1
Liverpool - 2 £325 - 1
Staines +5 1 - -
South Wales +4 1 £125 -66.66% 1
Guildford +1 1 £275 -24.13%

WSUS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 April 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.

1 154 (91.12%) Windows
2 107 (63.31%) Active Directory
3 104 (61.54%) Microsoft
4 100 (59.17%) Windows Server 2008
5 89 (52.66%) VMware
6 69 (40.83%) SCCM
7 65 (38.46%) Windows Server 2003
8 64 (37.87%) DNS
9 54 (31.95%) MS Exchange
10 53 (31.36%) VMware Infrastructure
11 52 (30.77%) Windows 7
12 44 (26.04%) ITIL
13 42 (24.85%) Windows Server 2012
14 37 (21.89%) SQL Server
14 37 (21.89%) DHCP
15 34 (20.12%) SQL
15 34 (20.12%) Security Cleared
16 33 (19.53%) PowerShell
17 31 (18.34%) SAN
17 31 (18.34%) Cisco
17 31 (18.34%) Citrix
17 31 (18.34%) SC Cleared
18 29 (17.16%) HP
18 29 (17.16%) IIS
19 28 (16.57%) Hyper-V
20 27 (15.98%) MS Office
21 26 (15.38%) Firewall
22 25 (14.79%) LAN
23 24 (14.20%) vSphere
24 23 (13.61%) Linux

WSUS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 54 (31.95%) MS Exchange
2 29 (17.16%) IIS
3 21 (12.43%) Exchange Server 2010
4 16 (9.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 15 (8.88%) SharePoint
6 12 (7.10%) Lync
7 7 (4.14%) Office Communications Server
7 7 (4.14%) SharePoint 2010
7 7 (4.14%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (2.96%) Exchange Server 2003
8 5 (2.96%) Apache
8 5 (2.96%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (1.78%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (1.78%) Moodle
10 2 (1.18%) Tomcat
10 2 (1.18%) JBoss
10 2 (1.18%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.59%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 27 (15.98%) MS Office
2 21 (12.43%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.59%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.59%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 13 (7.69%) Office 365
2 3 (1.78%) PaaS
3 2 (1.18%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.59%) SaaS
4 1 (0.59%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.59%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 64 (37.87%) DNS
2 37 (21.89%) DHCP
3 31 (18.34%) SAN
4 26 (15.38%) Firewall
5 25 (14.79%) LAN
6 20 (11.83%) WAN
7 11 (6.51%) TCP/IP
7 11 (6.51%) VPN
8 10 (5.92%) SSL
9 8 (4.73%) NAS
9 8 (4.73%) DSL
9 8 (4.73%) BIG-IP
10 7 (4.14%) VLAN
10 7 (4.14%) MPLS
11 6 (3.55%) iSCSI
12 5 (2.96%) SMS
12 5 (2.96%) DMZ
13 4 (2.37%) Multicast
14 3 (1.78%) IP Telephony
14 3 (1.78%) Cisco IPT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (21.89%) SQL Server
2 12 (7.10%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (5.33%) SQL Server 2005
4 8 (4.73%) SQL Server 2000
5 4 (2.37%) MySQL
6 3 (1.78%) MongoDB
6 3 (1.78%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (1.18%) Sybase ASE
7 2 (1.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.59%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.59%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.59%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.59%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.59%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 12 (7.10%) MSI
2 4 (2.37%) AdminStudio
3 2 (1.18%) InstallShield
3 2 (1.18%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.59%) Subversion
4 1 (0.59%) JIRA
4 1 (0.59%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 21 (12.43%) Finance
2 9 (5.33%) Telecoms
3 5 (2.96%) Banking
4 4 (2.37%) Publishing
5 2 (1.18%) Marketing
5 2 (1.18%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.18%) Back Office
5 2 (1.18%) Law
6 1 (0.59%) Legal
6 1 (0.59%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.59%) Advertising
6 1 (0.59%) Electronics
6 1 (0.59%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 45 (26.63%) Analyst
2 32 (18.93%) Support Analyst
3 28 (16.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 18 (10.65%) 3rd Line Support
5 17 (10.06%) 2nd Line Support
6 15 (8.88%) Administrator
6 15 (8.88%) Support Engineer
7 12 (7.10%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 11 (6.51%) Server Engineer
8 11 (6.51%) Systems Administrator
8 11 (6.51%) Desktop Support
9 10 (5.92%) IT Support
9 10 (5.92%) IT Support Analyst
10 9 (5.33%) Consultant
11 8 (4.73%) Systems Engineer
12 7 (4.14%) Security Analyst
12 7 (4.14%) IT Security Analyst
12 7 (4.14%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
12 7 (4.14%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 7 (4.14%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (10.06%) Application Packaging
2 4 (2.37%) X-Windows
3 3 (1.78%) J2EE
3 3 (1.78%) CSS
4 2 (1.18%) Middleware
4 2 (1.18%) .NET
4 2 (1.18%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.59%) Software Packaging
5 1 (0.59%) HTML
5 1 (0.59%) Web Services
5 1 (0.59%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 22 (13.02%) Clustering
2 20 (11.83%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (11.83%) Blackberry
3 9 (5.33%) Thin Client
3 9 (5.33%) Open Source
3 9 (5.33%) Fat Client
4 7 (4.14%) Management Information System
5 6 (3.55%) Replication
6 4 (2.37%) NHS
7 3 (1.78%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.59%) Handset
9 1 (0.59%) CLARiiON
9 1 (0.59%) SecurID
9 1 (0.59%) Freedom of Information
9 1 (0.59%) PDA
9 1 (0.59%) Statistics
9 1 (0.59%) PKI
9 1 (0.59%) Freedom of Information Act
9 1 (0.59%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 154 (91.12%) Windows
2 100 (59.17%) Windows Server 2008
3 65 (38.46%) Windows Server 2003
4 52 (30.77%) Windows 7
5 42 (24.85%) Windows Server 2012
6 23 (13.61%) Linux
7 14 (8.28%) Windows 2000
8 13 (7.69%) Windows XP
8 13 (7.69%) Windows 8
9 12 (7.10%) Ubuntu
10 9 (5.33%) Windows Vista
10 9 (5.33%) Mac OS X Server
11 5 (2.96%) UNIX
12 4 (2.37%) Windows 2000 Server
13 3 (1.78%) AIX
13 3 (1.78%) CentOS
14 2 (1.18%) Android
14 2 (1.18%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.59%) Windows NT
15 1 (0.59%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (26.04%) ITIL
2 15 (8.88%) Problem Management
3 13 (7.69%) Configuration Management
4 10 (5.92%) Service Management
4 10 (5.92%) Disaster Recovery
4 10 (5.92%) Migration
5 9 (5.33%) Asset Management
6 8 (4.73%) Performance Management
6 8 (4.73%) Software Deployment
6 8 (4.73%) Change Management
6 8 (4.73%) ITSM
7 7 (4.14%) BCP
7 7 (4.14%) Performance Tuning
8 6 (3.55%) Business Continuity Planning
8 6 (3.55%) SIEM
8 6 (3.55%) Load Balancing
8 6 (3.55%) Information Security
8 6 (3.55%) Business Continuity
8 6 (3.55%) Service Delivery
9 5 (2.96%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 34 (20.12%) SQL
2 33 (19.53%) PowerShell
3 21 (12.43%) VBScript
4 13 (7.69%) VB
5 11 (6.51%) Shell Script
5 11 (6.51%) Python
6 10 (5.92%) Perl
7 7 (4.14%) Java
8 2 (1.18%) REXX
8 2 (1.18%) Tcl
8 2 (1.18%) C
9 1 (0.59%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.59%) C#
Qualifications
1 34 (20.12%) Security Cleared
2 31 (18.34%) SC Cleared
3 15 (8.88%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (4.73%) MCSE
4 8 (4.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 6 (3.55%) DV Cleared
5 6 (3.55%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (3.55%) CCNA
5 6 (3.55%) SSCP
5 6 (3.55%) CEH
5 6 (3.55%) CISMP
5 6 (3.55%) GIAC
6 5 (2.96%) MCITP
7 4 (2.37%) Degree
8 2 (1.18%) PCI QSA
8 2 (1.18%) MCP
8 2 (1.18%) HND
8 2 (1.18%) MCSA
9 1 (0.59%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.59%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.55%) PCI DSS
1 6 (3.55%) SLA
2 1 (0.59%) QA
System Software
1 107 (63.31%) Active Directory
2 53 (31.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (16.57%) Hyper-V
4 24 (14.20%) vSphere
5 19 (11.24%) Microsoft App-V
5 19 (11.24%) XenApp
6 11 (6.51%) VMware ESXi
7 10 (5.92%) Samba
8 9 (5.33%) VMware ESX
8 9 (5.33%) ISA Server
8 9 (5.33%) XenDesktop
9 8 (4.73%) Forefront TMG
10 6 (3.55%) Xen
10 6 (3.55%) NLBS
11 4 (2.37%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 4 (2.37%) Terminal Services
11 4 (2.37%) NFS
12 3 (1.78%) MetaFrame
12 3 (1.78%) Firmware
12 3 (1.78%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 69 (40.83%) SCCM
2 18 (10.65%) NetBackup
3 14 (8.28%) SCOM
4 9 (5.33%) Backup Exec
4 9 (5.33%) Puppet
5 6 (3.55%) McAfee ePO
6 3 (1.78%) Nessus
6 3 (1.78%) SCVMM
7 2 (1.18%) HP SIM
7 2 (1.18%) HP Data Protector
7 2 (1.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (1.18%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 2 (1.18%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (1.18%) OVSD
8 1 (0.59%) WMI
8 1 (0.59%) BladeLogic
8 1 (0.59%) ARCserve
8 1 (0.59%) MOM
8 1 (0.59%) Red Hat Satellite
8 1 (0.59%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 104 (61.54%) Microsoft
2 89 (52.66%) VMware
3 31 (18.34%) Cisco
3 31 (18.34%) Citrix
4 29 (17.16%) HP
5 19 (11.24%) McAfee
6 16 (9.47%) Dell
7 15 (8.88%) NetApp
8 12 (7.10%) Symantec
9 11 (6.51%) Sophos
10 10 (5.92%) Apple
11 7 (4.14%) Altiris
11 7 (4.14%) CheckPoint
12 6 (3.55%) Veritas
12 6 (3.55%) Oracle
12 6 (3.55%) EMC
12 6 (3.55%) AppSense
12 6 (3.55%) Wyse
13 5 (2.96%) Remedy
13 5 (2.96%) Red Hat
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