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 24 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
Rank 479 497 506
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +9
Contract jobs citing WSUS 111 73 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.14% 0.13%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.69% 1.94% 2.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 40 47
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£325 £320 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £238 £162
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £452 £354
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £299 £301
% change year-on-year
+8.78% -0.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 7
Average hourly rate £21.00 £13.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+55.55% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.75 £12.50 £14.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £189.50 £72.30 £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 3766 3813
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.55% 7.39% 6.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 2427 2115 1941
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £341 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.02% +4.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 167 177
Average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.55% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.44 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £41.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +28.57%

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 24 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 24 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 24 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 +22 103 £325 -0.76% 26
South East +7 42 £350 +11.11% 11
London +14 30 £333 -24.00% 7
Berkshire +20 21 £350 -17.64% 4
South West -15 12 £313 +4.16% 2
Reading - 12 £350 - 4
East of England -12 11 £195 - 3
Hampshire -5 10 £325 -14.80% 3
Norfolk - 8 £215 - 2
City of London +28 7 £320 +1.58% 1
Norwich - 7 £200 - 2
Surrey -11 6 £355 +37.86% 2
Scotland -15 5 £371 +34.78% 2
Wiltshire - 5 - -
Buckinghamshire -5 4 £300 +26.31% 1
Gloucestershire -15 4 £188 -37.50%
North West -7 3 £410 +43.23%
Cambridgeshire +1 2 - -
East Midlands 0 2 £335 +25.23% 1
Manchester -2 2 £410 +36.66%
West Midlands -13 2 £340 +4.61% 1
Tyne and Wear -15 2 £207 -
Wales -16 2 £450 -
Edinburgh -18 2 £285 - 1
North East -20 2 £207 -
Somerset - 2 £325 -
South Wales - 2 £450 -
Bridgend - 2 £450 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £207 -
Northamptonshire -2 1 £335 -

WSUS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 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
2 146 (67.59%) Active Directory
3 138 (63.89%) Microsoft
4 109 (50.46%) SCCM
5 100 (46.30%) VMware
6 98 (45.37%) Windows Server 2008
7 89 (41.20%) Windows 7
8 64 (29.63%) VMware Infrastructure
9 62 (28.70%) Citrix
10 60 (27.78%) ITIL
11 59 (27.31%) Security Cleared
12 57 (26.39%) SQL Server
13 53 (24.54%) DNS
14 51 (23.61%) DHCP
14 51 (23.61%) Windows Server 2003
15 47 (21.76%) MS Exchange
15 47 (21.76%) HP
16 44 (20.37%) SAN
17 43 (19.91%) SC Cleared
18 42 (19.44%) MS Office
19 39 (18.06%) MS Excel
19 39 (18.06%) PowerShell
20 38 (17.59%) Cisco
21 37 (17.13%) Hyper-V
22 36 (16.67%) Firewall
23 31 (14.35%) Windows 8
24 30 (13.89%) XenApp
24 30 (13.89%) Microsoft Certification
25 28 (12.96%) LAN
25 28 (12.96%) WAN

WSUS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 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 47 (21.76%) MS Exchange
2 24 (11.11%) IIS
3 21 (9.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 16 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2007
5 13 (6.02%) Exchange Server 2010
6 8 (3.70%) Lync
7 7 (3.24%) SharePoint
8 5 (2.31%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2003
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 42 (19.44%) MS Office
2 39 (18.06%) 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%) SaaS
4 1 (0.46%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 53 (24.54%) DNS
2 51 (23.61%) DHCP
3 44 (20.37%) SAN
4 36 (16.67%) Firewall
5 28 (12.96%) LAN
5 28 (12.96%) WAN
6 18 (8.33%) VPN
6 18 (8.33%) MPLS
7 17 (7.87%) BIG-IP
8 16 (7.41%) DSL
8 16 (7.41%) TCP/IP
9 12 (5.56%) LDAP
10 10 (4.63%) Internet
11 7 (3.24%) IPv4
11 7 (3.24%) IPv6
12 6 (2.78%) Wireless
13 5 (2.31%) NAS
13 5 (2.31%) iSCSI
14 3 (1.39%) VLAN
14 3 (1.39%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (26.39%) SQL Server
2 14 (6.48%) SQL Server 2000
3 9 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (3.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (2.31%) Oracle Database
5 5 (2.31%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.46%) Oracle Database 11g
6 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 19 (8.80%) Finance
2 9 (4.17%) 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 18 (8.33%) Administrator
4 18 (8.33%) Support Engineer
4 18 (8.33%) Consultant
5 16 (7.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 15 (6.94%) Systems Administrator
7 14 (6.48%) Windows Server Engineer
8 12 (5.56%) Systems Engineer
9 10 (4.63%) Wintel Engineer
9 10 (4.63%) Support Analyst
10 9 (4.17%) Operations Analyst
10 9 (4.17%) Windows Engineer
11 8 (3.70%) 3rd Line Support
12 7 (3.24%) Wintel Consultant
13 6 (2.78%) Technical Specialist
13 6 (2.78%) Infrastructure Analyst
13 6 (2.78%) 2nd Line Support
13 6 (2.78%) Deployment 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%) X-Windows
5 1 (0.46%) OLE
5 1 (0.46%) EDI
5 1 (0.46%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 27 (12.50%) Blackberry
2 22 (10.19%) Clustering
3 15 (6.94%) Thin Client
3 15 (6.94%) Fat Client
4 9 (4.17%) iPad
5 8 (3.70%) PKI
6 6 (2.78%) Client/Server
7 5 (2.31%) Replication
7 5 (2.31%) EqualLogic
8 4 (1.85%) Computer Science
9 3 (1.39%) iPhone
10 2 (0.93%) Video Conferencing
10 2 (0.93%) Firmware
10 2 (0.93%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.93%) SecurID
10 2 (0.93%) Wiki
11 1 (0.46%) CLARiiON
11 1 (0.46%) PMI
11 1 (0.46%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 190 (87.96%) Windows
2 98 (45.37%) Windows Server 2008
3 89 (41.20%) Windows 7
4 51 (23.61%) Windows Server 2003
5 31 (14.35%) Windows 8
6 27 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
7 26 (12.04%) Linux
8 20 (9.26%) Windows XP
9 6 (2.78%) UNIX
10 5 (2.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (1.85%) Windows Vista
12 2 (0.93%) Android
12 2 (0.93%) Windows 2000 Server
12 2 (0.93%) Windows 2000
12 2 (0.93%) AIX
13 1 (0.46%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.46%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.46%) Windows NT
13 1 (0.46%) Solaris
13 1 (0.46%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (27.78%) ITIL
2 28 (12.96%) Migration
3 27 (12.50%) Service Management
4 17 (7.87%) Problem Management
4 17 (7.87%) Performance Management
5 13 (6.02%) Disaster Recovery
6 12 (5.56%) Software Distribution
6 12 (5.56%) Project Management
7 9 (4.17%) Performance Tuning
7 9 (4.17%) Customer Engagement
8 7 (3.24%) Configuration Management
8 7 (3.24%) ITIL V3
8 7 (3.24%) Data Protection
9 6 (2.78%) ITSM
10 5 (2.31%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 5 (2.31%) Business Continuity
10 5 (2.31%) Compatibility Testing
10 5 (2.31%) Performance Monitoring
11 4 (1.85%) Change Control
11 4 (1.85%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 39 (18.06%) PowerShell
2 26 (12.04%) SQL
3 14 (6.48%) C#
4 10 (4.63%) VBScript
5 5 (2.31%) VB
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
6 1 (0.46%) Winbatch
Qualifications
1 59 (27.31%) Security Cleared
2 43 (19.91%) SC Cleared
3 30 (13.89%) Microsoft Certification
4 15 (6.94%) MCITP
5 14 (6.48%) MCSE
6 11 (5.09%) DV Cleared
7 10 (4.63%) MCTS
7 10 (4.63%) Degree
8 9 (4.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 9 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (3.24%) CCNA
10 5 (2.31%) MCP
11 2 (0.93%) CCNP
11 2 (0.93%) MCSA
12 1 (0.46%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.46%) PMI Certification
12 1 (0.46%) CCA
12 1 (0.46%) Citrix Certification
12 1 (0.46%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (2.31%) SLA
3 2 (0.93%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.93%) BS7799
4 1 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.46%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 146 (67.59%) Active Directory
2 64 (29.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (17.13%) Hyper-V
4 30 (13.89%) XenApp
5 21 (9.72%) vSphere
6 17 (7.87%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 16 (7.41%) VMware ESXi
8 15 (6.94%) NLBS
9 13 (6.02%) Xen
10 11 (5.09%) Terminal Services
11 6 (2.78%) Terminal Server
12 5 (2.31%) VMware Server
12 5 (2.31%) VMware ESX
12 5 (2.31%) ISA Server
13 4 (1.85%) UAG
14 3 (1.39%) Microsoft App-V
14 3 (1.39%) DFS Replication
14 3 (1.39%) Forefront TMG
15 2 (0.93%) NFS
15 2 (0.93%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 109 (50.46%) SCCM
2 21 (9.72%) SCOM
2 21 (9.72%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 10 (4.63%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 10 (4.63%) McAfee ePO
3 10 (4.63%) Backup Exec
4 9 (4.17%) NetBackup
5 5 (2.31%) Norton AntiVirus
6 4 (1.85%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 4 (1.85%) SCSM
6 4 (1.85%) HP SIM
6 4 (1.85%) WhatsUp Gold
7 3 (1.39%) WMI
7 3 (1.39%) Sysprep
7 3 (1.39%) SCVMM
7 3 (1.39%) SCOrch
8 2 (0.93%) Business Desktop Deployment
8 2 (0.93%) ARCserve
9 1 (0.46%) EMC NetWorker
9 1 (0.46%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 138 (63.89%) Microsoft
2 100 (46.30%) VMware
3 62 (28.70%) Citrix
4 47 (21.76%) HP
5 38 (17.59%) Cisco
6 27 (12.50%) McAfee
7 23 (10.65%) Symantec
8 18 (8.33%) Dell
8 18 (8.33%) CheckPoint
9 16 (7.41%) CA
10 10 (4.63%) EMC
11 9 (4.17%) CommVault
11 9 (4.17%) Sophos
12 8 (3.70%) Apple
13 7 (3.24%) IBM
13 7 (3.24%) Oracle
13 7 (3.24%) Veeam
14 6 (2.78%) NetApp
15 5 (2.31%) Lumension
16 4 (1.85%) Websense
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