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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
Rank 503 500 507
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +7
Contract jobs citing WSUS 117 111 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.20% 0.14%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.52% 2.55% 1.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 67 40
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£300 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £178 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £452
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
-12.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 8
Average hourly rate £72.25 £21.00 £16.19
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+244.02% +29.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £19.90 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £143.75 £189.40 £141.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £72.25 £21.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+244.02% +55.55%

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
4637 4348 3933
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.15% 7.96% 7.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 2847 2564 2183
Average daily rate £400 £378 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.96% +0.66%
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 £338 £345
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -2.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 133 173
Average hourly rate £21.50 £19.25 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.68% -14.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.97 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.34 £31.56 £42.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £20.06 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+7.17% -10.84%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 31 July 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 -17 110 £315 -3.07% 28
South East -11 39 £325 - 4
London +1 33 £340 +2.25% 10
City of London -1 15 £330 +3.12% 2
Buckinghamshire +9 13 £254 -15.33%
South West -8 12 £350 +12.00% 4
Milton Keynes - 12 £254 -
North East -18 11 £275 +14.58%
Hampshire -8 9 £353 +12.80%
Wiltshire +3 8 £400 -
Berkshire -9 7 £275 -21.42% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -19 7 £288 +19.79%
Tyne and Wear -23 7 £300 +25.00%
Swindon - 7 £373 -
North West -24 5 £195 -52.43% 4
Surrey -2 4 £363 - 1
East of England -7 4 £256 +31.41% 2
West Sussex - 4 £413 -
Somerset +3 3 £338 +3.84%
Slough +2 3 £275 - 1
Farnborough -1 3 £325 -
Peterlee - 3 £210 -
Durham - 3 £210 -
Sunderland - 3 £300 -
Yorkshire - 3 £120 - 2
West Midlands +3 2 £318 -6.61% 2
East Midlands 0 2 £250 -25.37%
Edinburgh -8 2 £288 +0.87%
Scotland -13 2 £288 -22.43%
Lancashire - 2 £195 -

WSUS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 180 (83.72%) Windows
2 149 (69.30%) Active Directory
3 136 (63.26%) Microsoft
4 118 (54.88%) Windows Server 2008
5 90 (41.86%) VMware
6 88 (40.93%) SCCM
7 76 (35.35%) Windows Server 2003
8 67 (31.16%) Windows 7
9 66 (30.70%) MS Exchange
10 64 (29.77%) ITIL
10 64 (29.77%) Windows Server 2012
11 59 (27.44%) VMware Infrastructure
11 59 (27.44%) DNS
12 51 (23.72%) Security Cleared
13 50 (23.26%) Cisco
14 48 (22.33%) Firewall
15 43 (20.00%) Hyper-V
16 41 (19.07%) MS Office
17 40 (18.60%) LAN
17 40 (18.60%) PowerShell
18 39 (18.14%) SC Cleared
18 39 (18.14%) DHCP
19 37 (17.21%) SQL Server
19 37 (17.21%) SAN
20 36 (16.74%) WAN
21 35 (16.28%) HP
22 33 (15.35%) CheckPoint
23 32 (14.88%) Blackberry
24 31 (14.42%) Service Management
24 31 (14.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server

WSUS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 66 (30.70%) MS Exchange
2 31 (14.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 28 (13.02%) IIS
4 23 (10.70%) Exchange Server 2010
5 21 (9.77%) Lync
6 20 (9.30%) SharePoint
7 12 (5.58%) Exchange Server 2013
8 7 (3.26%) Exchange Server 2007
9 5 (2.33%) SharePoint 2010
9 5 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2003
10 3 (1.40%) Moodle
11 2 (0.93%) Office Communications Server
11 2 (0.93%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (0.93%) Apache
11 2 (0.93%) IBM Notes
12 1 (0.47%) Lotus Domino
12 1 (0.47%) JBoss
12 1 (0.47%) Tomcat
Applications
1 41 (19.07%) MS Office
2 24 (11.16%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.40%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.93%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.47%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.93%) SAP CCM
1 2 (0.93%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 22 (10.23%) Office 365
2 10 (4.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.86%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.93%) PaaS
5 1 (0.47%) Mimecast
5 1 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 59 (27.44%) DNS
2 48 (22.33%) Firewall
3 40 (18.60%) LAN
4 39 (18.14%) DHCP
5 37 (17.21%) SAN
6 36 (16.74%) WAN
7 27 (12.56%) MPLS
7 27 (12.56%) DSL
8 26 (12.09%) BIG-IP
9 20 (9.30%) TCP/IP
10 9 (4.19%) VPN
11 8 (3.72%) VLAN
12 7 (3.26%) DMZ
12 7 (3.26%) SSL
13 6 (2.79%) Internet
13 6 (2.79%) SMTP
13 6 (2.79%) Wireless
13 6 (2.79%) NAS
14 5 (2.33%) iSCSI
15 4 (1.86%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (17.21%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 8 (3.72%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (2.79%) MongoDB
3 6 (2.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (2.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 6 (2.79%) Sybase ASE
3 6 (2.79%) Oracle Database
4 5 (2.33%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (0.93%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.47%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.47%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (3.72%) MSI
2 2 (0.93%) InstallShield
2 2 (0.93%) AdminStudio
2 2 (0.93%) Subversion
2 2 (0.93%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.47%) ClearCase
3 1 (0.47%) StarTeam
General
1 10 (4.65%) Finance
2 4 (1.86%) Law
2 4 (1.86%) Back Office
3 3 (1.40%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.40%) Online Betting
4 2 (0.93%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.47%) Front Office
5 1 (0.47%) Legal
5 1 (0.47%) Banking
5 1 (0.47%) Retail
5 1 (0.47%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 55 (25.58%) Analyst
2 32 (14.88%) 3rd Line Support
3 30 (13.95%) Administrator
4 25 (11.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 23 (10.70%) Support Engineer
5 23 (10.70%) Support Analyst
6 21 (9.77%) Consultant
7 20 (9.30%) Systems Administrator
8 19 (8.84%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 15 (6.98%) Server Engineer
10 13 (6.05%) Operations Analyst
11 12 (5.58%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 10 (4.65%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
12 10 (4.65%) Systems Engineer
13 9 (4.19%) Active Directory Consultant
14 8 (3.72%) 2nd Line Support
14 8 (3.72%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
15 7 (3.26%) IT Support
15 7 (3.26%) Windows Server Engineer
16 6 (2.79%) IT Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.86%) Application Packaging
2 3 (1.40%) .NET
2 3 (1.40%) J2EE
2 3 (1.40%) CSS
2 3 (1.40%) Web Services
3 2 (0.93%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.47%) HTML
4 1 (0.47%) FIX Protocol
4 1 (0.47%) Software Packaging
4 1 (0.47%) XML
4 1 (0.47%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 32 (14.88%) Blackberry
2 27 (12.56%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (9.77%) Clustering
4 19 (8.84%) PKI
5 16 (7.44%) Thin Client
5 16 (7.44%) Fat Client
6 14 (6.51%) Data Centre
7 7 (3.26%) Client/Server
7 7 (3.26%) Replication
8 6 (2.79%) User Experience
9 3 (1.40%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.93%) CLARiiON
10 2 (0.93%) Statistics
10 2 (0.93%) NHS
10 2 (0.93%) Computer Science
10 2 (0.93%) EMC VNX
10 2 (0.93%) Private Cloud
11 1 (0.47%) Public Cloud
11 1 (0.47%) iPhone
11 1 (0.47%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 180 (83.72%) Windows
2 118 (54.88%) Windows Server 2008
3 76 (35.35%) Windows Server 2003
4 67 (31.16%) Windows 7
5 64 (29.77%) Windows Server 2012
6 15 (6.98%) Linux
7 14 (6.51%) Mac OS X Server
8 13 (6.05%) Windows XP
9 10 (4.65%) Ubuntu
10 8 (3.72%) Windows 8
11 7 (3.26%) Mac OS X
12 5 (2.33%) Windows Vista
13 3 (1.40%) Windows 2000 Server
13 3 (1.40%) Windows 2000
14 2 (0.93%) Windows NT
14 2 (0.93%) AIX
14 2 (0.93%) Solaris
14 2 (0.93%) UNIX
14 2 (0.93%) Apple iOS
14 2 (0.93%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (29.77%) ITIL
2 31 (14.42%) Service Management
3 30 (13.95%) Disaster Recovery
4 28 (13.02%) Problem Management
5 25 (11.63%) Performance Management
5 25 (11.63%) Business Continuity
6 23 (10.70%) ITSM
7 22 (10.23%) BCP
7 22 (10.23%) Business Continuity Planning
8 21 (9.77%) Migration
9 20 (9.30%) Patch Management
10 15 (6.98%) Security Patching
11 14 (6.51%) Open Source
12 12 (5.58%) Configuration Management
13 8 (3.72%) Data Protection
14 7 (3.26%) Release Management
14 7 (3.26%) Continuous Improvement
15 6 (2.79%) SIEM
15 6 (2.79%) Mobile Device Management
15 6 (2.79%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 40 (18.60%) PowerShell
2 22 (10.23%) VBScript
3 18 (8.37%) SQL
4 15 (6.98%) Perl
5 14 (6.51%) Shell Script
5 14 (6.51%) Python
6 9 (4.19%) VB
7 4 (1.86%) Java
8 2 (0.93%) REXX
8 2 (0.93%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 51 (23.72%) Security Cleared
2 39 (18.14%) SC Cleared
3 22 (10.23%) Microsoft Certification
4 16 (7.44%) DV Cleared
5 13 (6.05%) MCSE
6 8 (3.72%) MCITP
7 7 (3.26%) Degree
8 6 (2.79%) MCSA
8 6 (2.79%) SSCP
8 6 (2.79%) GIAC
8 6 (2.79%) CEH
8 6 (2.79%) CISMP
9 5 (2.33%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (2.33%) MCP
10 4 (1.86%) HND
11 3 (1.40%) MCTS
11 3 (1.40%) CCNP
12 2 (0.93%) CCNA
12 2 (0.93%) MOS
12 2 (0.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.79%) SLA
1 6 (2.79%) PCI DSS
2 2 (0.93%) QA
3 1 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 149 (69.30%) Active Directory
2 59 (27.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 43 (20.00%) Hyper-V
4 25 (11.63%) NLBS
5 24 (11.16%) vSphere
6 20 (9.30%) VMware ESXi
7 18 (8.37%) Microsoft App-V
8 16 (7.44%) XenApp
9 14 (6.51%) Samba
10 13 (6.05%) Xen
11 12 (5.58%) VMware ESX
12 7 (3.26%) DFS Replication
13 6 (2.79%) ISA Server
13 6 (2.79%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 5 (2.33%) VMware Server
14 5 (2.33%) Forefront TMG
15 4 (1.86%) XenDesktop
15 4 (1.86%) Terminal Services
16 3 (1.40%) NFS
16 3 (1.40%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 88 (40.93%) SCCM
2 25 (11.63%) SCOM
3 18 (8.37%) Backup Exec
4 17 (7.91%) NetBackup
5 14 (6.51%) SCVMM
6 11 (5.12%) Norton AntiVirus
7 9 (4.19%) Puppet
8 7 (3.26%) McAfee ePO
8 7 (3.26%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 6 (2.79%) SCSM
9 6 (2.79%) SCOrch
10 4 (1.86%) SCDPM
10 4 (1.86%) Nagios
11 3 (1.40%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 2 (0.93%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 2 (0.93%) HP SIM
12 2 (0.93%) CA Spectrum
12 2 (0.93%) Opsview
12 2 (0.93%) AirWatch
13 1 (0.47%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 136 (63.26%) Microsoft
2 90 (41.86%) VMware
3 50 (23.26%) Cisco
4 35 (16.28%) HP
5 33 (15.35%) CheckPoint
6 31 (14.42%) Citrix
7 21 (9.77%) Dell
8 19 (8.84%) McAfee
8 19 (8.84%) Sophos
9 18 (8.37%) Symantec
10 13 (6.05%) Apple
11 12 (5.58%) Oracle
12 7 (3.26%) NetApp
12 7 (3.26%) F5
13 6 (2.79%) Sybase
13 6 (2.79%) EMC
13 6 (2.79%) Veritas
14 4 (1.86%) Veeam
14 4 (1.86%) SAP
14 4 (1.86%) CA
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