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 23 September 2014 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
Rank 537 511 517
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +6
Contract jobs citing WSUS 77 67 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.13% 0.15%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.74% 1.79% 2.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 38 53
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£295 £311 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.22% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £177 £225 £164
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £400 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £311 £268
% change year-on-year
-7.63% +16.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 9
Average hourly rate £37.50 £23.50 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+59.57% +123.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.30 £16.80 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £70.00 £57.50 £23.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £24.75 £10.50
% change year-on-year
+51.51% +135.71%

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
4433 3750 3752
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.67% 7.11% 6.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 2646 2208 1972
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £313
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +10.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 166 155 181
Average hourly rate £22.00 £22.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.22% +21.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.73 £13.65 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.25% +34.28%

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 23 September 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 -15 69 £293 -5.94% 22
London +15 29 £295 -4.06% 8
South East -14 14 £400 +28.00% 8
South West -18 8 £325 - 1
East of England -19 8 £275 - 1
City of London +23 6 £284 -21.25% 1
Berkshire +13 6 £400 +33.33% 1
Hampshire -11 5 £225 -30.76% 2
Yorkshire - 4 £425 - 2
Scotland - 3 £450 -
Tyne and Wear - 3 £240 -
North East - 3 £240 -
Bedfordshire - 3 £275 -
Essex - 3 - -
Luton - 3 £275 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 3 £240 -
Southend-on-Sea - 3 - -
East Midlands +2 2 £335 +25.23%
Wiltshire - 2 - -
Gloucestershire - 2 - -
Somerset - 2 £325 -
Reading +11 1 - - 1
Milton Keynes 0 1 - -
Buckinghamshire -6 1 - -
North West -8 1 - - 1
Surrey -11 1 - - 2
West Midlands -14 1 - - 1
West Yorkshire - 1 - - 1
Merseyside - 1 - -
York - 1 £250 - 1

WSUS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

1 181 (95.77%) Windows
2 138 (73.02%) Active Directory
3 125 (66.14%) Microsoft
4 96 (50.79%) Windows Server 2008
4 96 (50.79%) Windows 7
5 91 (48.15%) VMware
6 69 (36.51%) SCCM
7 59 (31.22%) MS Exchange
8 56 (29.63%) VMware Infrastructure
9 53 (28.04%) ITIL
10 52 (27.51%) Citrix
10 52 (27.51%) Windows Server 2003
11 51 (26.98%) DNS
12 49 (25.93%) Firewall
13 47 (24.87%) MS Office
14 46 (24.34%) Cisco
15 45 (23.81%) DHCP
16 43 (22.75%) SAN
17 38 (20.11%) SQL Server
18 35 (18.52%) Security Cleared
18 35 (18.52%) Hyper-V
19 33 (17.46%) WAN
20 32 (16.93%) Blackberry
20 32 (16.93%) Symantec
20 32 (16.93%) PowerShell
21 31 (16.40%) LAN
22 30 (15.87%) Microsoft Certification
22 30 (15.87%) Windows Server 2012
23 28 (14.81%) MS Excel
23 28 (14.81%) Service Management

WSUS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 59 (31.22%) MS Exchange
2 26 (13.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 24 (12.70%) IIS
4 15 (7.94%) Exchange Server 2010
5 11 (5.82%) Exchange Server 2007
6 9 (4.76%) SharePoint
7 8 (4.23%) Lync
8 7 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2003
9 4 (2.12%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (1.06%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (1.06%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (1.06%) Exchange Server 5.5
11 1 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2000
11 1 (0.53%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.53%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.53%) SAS
11 1 (0.53%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 47 (24.87%) MS Office
2 28 (14.81%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.53%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.53%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.53%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.65%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (2.65%) SaaS
2 3 (1.59%) Office 365
3 1 (0.53%) IaaS
3 1 (0.53%) PaaS
3 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 51 (26.98%) DNS
2 49 (25.93%) Firewall
3 45 (23.81%) DHCP
4 43 (22.75%) SAN
5 33 (17.46%) WAN
6 31 (16.40%) LAN
7 24 (12.70%) TCP/IP
8 23 (12.17%) MPLS
8 23 (12.17%) BIG-IP
9 22 (11.64%) DSL
10 20 (10.58%) VPN
11 12 (6.35%) LDAP
12 7 (3.70%) IPv4
12 7 (3.70%) IPv6
13 6 (3.17%) NAS
14 5 (2.65%) iSCSI
14 5 (2.65%) Internet
14 5 (2.65%) Wireless
15 3 (1.59%) Wi-Fi
15 3 (1.59%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (20.11%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.65%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (2.12%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (1.59%) Oracle Database
4 3 (1.59%) SQL Server 2000
4 3 (1.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (1.59%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (1.06%) SQL Server 7
6 1 (0.53%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 16 (8.47%) MSI
2 14 (7.41%) InstallShield
3 3 (1.59%) AdminStudio
4 2 (1.06%) Visual Studio
4 2 (1.06%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.53%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.53%) JIRA
5 1 (0.53%) GCC
General
1 14 (7.41%) Finance
2 11 (5.82%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.59%) Banking
3 3 (1.59%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.06%) French Language
5 1 (0.53%) Marketing
5 1 (0.53%) Retail
5 1 (0.53%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.53%) Legal
5 1 (0.53%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.53%) Advertising
5 1 (0.53%) Military
Job Titles
1 36 (19.05%) Analyst
2 20 (10.58%) Support Analyst
2 20 (10.58%) Systems Engineer
2 20 (10.58%) Support Engineer
3 19 (10.05%) Server Engineer
4 16 (8.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 15 (7.94%) Administrator
5 15 (7.94%) SCCM Engineer
6 12 (6.35%) Operations Analyst
6 12 (6.35%) Windows Server Engineer
7 11 (5.82%) 2nd Line Support
8 10 (5.29%) 3rd Line Support
8 10 (5.29%) Consultant
8 10 (5.29%) Systems Administrator
9 9 (4.76%) Integration Engineer
9 9 (4.76%) Systems Integration Engineer
10 8 (4.23%) Windows Engineer
11 6 (3.17%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 5 (2.65%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
12 5 (2.65%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.17%) Web Services
2 5 (2.65%) Application Packaging
2 5 (2.65%) Software Packaging
2 5 (2.65%) JSP
3 4 (2.12%) WAP
3 4 (2.12%) .NET
4 3 (1.59%) X-Windows
5 2 (1.06%) .NET Framework
5 2 (1.06%) OLE
6 1 (0.53%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 32 (16.93%) Blackberry
2 18 (9.52%) Thin Client
2 18 (9.52%) Fat Client
3 17 (8.99%) Clustering
4 11 (5.82%) iPad
5 9 (4.76%) Client/Server
6 6 (3.17%) PKI
6 6 (3.17%) iPhone
7 5 (2.65%) EqualLogic
7 5 (2.65%) Replication
8 4 (2.12%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (1.59%) Computer Science
10 2 (1.06%) Video Conferencing
10 2 (1.06%) SecurID
10 2 (1.06%) Management Information System
10 2 (1.06%) Handset
10 2 (1.06%) Firmware
11 1 (0.53%) PMI
11 1 (0.53%) CLARiiON
11 1 (0.53%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 181 (95.77%) Windows
2 96 (50.79%) Windows Server 2008
2 96 (50.79%) Windows 7
3 52 (27.51%) Windows Server 2003
4 30 (15.87%) Windows Server 2012
5 27 (14.29%) Linux
6 25 (13.23%) Windows 8
7 23 (12.17%) Windows XP
8 4 (2.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (1.59%) Windows 2000 Server
9 3 (1.59%) Windows Vista
9 3 (1.59%) Windows 2000
9 3 (1.59%) UNIX
10 1 (0.53%) AIX
10 1 (0.53%) VMS
10 1 (0.53%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.53%) Android
10 1 (0.53%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.53%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (28.04%) ITIL
2 28 (14.81%) Service Management
3 20 (10.58%) Performance Management
4 19 (10.05%) Migration
5 15 (7.94%) Problem Management
6 12 (6.35%) Disaster Recovery
7 9 (4.76%) Load Balancing
8 8 (4.23%) ITSM
8 8 (4.23%) Software Distribution
8 8 (4.23%) Performance Tuning
9 7 (3.70%) ITIL V3
9 7 (3.70%) Business Continuity
9 7 (3.70%) Configuration Management
10 6 (3.17%) Performance Monitoring
10 6 (3.17%) Kalman Filter
11 5 (2.65%) Capacity Management
11 5 (2.65%) Data Protection
11 5 (2.65%) Customer Engagement
11 5 (2.65%) Business Continuity Planning
11 5 (2.65%) BCP
Programming Languages
1 32 (16.93%) PowerShell
2 21 (11.11%) SQL
3 12 (6.35%) C#
4 5 (2.65%) VBScript
5 4 (2.12%) VB
6 2 (1.06%) REXX
6 2 (1.06%) Tcl
7 1 (0.53%) Java
7 1 (0.53%) Perl
7 1 (0.53%) Python
7 1 (0.53%) Winbatch
Qualifications
1 35 (18.52%) Security Cleared
2 30 (15.87%) Microsoft Certification
3 27 (14.29%) SC Cleared
4 17 (8.99%) MCSE
5 12 (6.35%) MCITP
6 8 (4.23%) Degree
6 8 (4.23%) MCP
6 8 (4.23%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (4.23%) CCNA
7 6 (3.17%) MCSA
7 6 (3.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 6 (3.17%) MCTS
7 6 (3.17%) DV Cleared
8 3 (1.59%) CCNP
8 3 (1.59%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (1.06%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.53%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.53%) MOS
10 1 (0.53%) CCA
10 1 (0.53%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.76%) SLA
2 8 (4.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.59%) BS7799
3 3 (1.59%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.53%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 138 (73.02%) Active Directory
2 56 (29.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (18.52%) Hyper-V
4 19 (10.05%) vSphere
4 19 (10.05%) NLBS
5 17 (8.99%) Terminal Services
5 17 (8.99%) XenApp
6 15 (7.94%) Xen
6 15 (7.94%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 11 (5.82%) VMware ESXi
8 10 (5.29%) VMware ESX
9 5 (2.65%) DFS Replication
10 4 (2.12%) Microsoft App-V
10 4 (2.12%) ISA Server
10 4 (2.12%) MetaFrame
11 3 (1.59%) VMware Server
12 2 (1.06%) Forefront TMG
12 2 (1.06%) UAG
12 2 (1.06%) XenDesktop
13 1 (0.53%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 69 (36.51%) SCCM
2 18 (9.52%) SCOM
3 17 (8.99%) Backup Exec
4 11 (5.82%) NetBackup
4 11 (5.82%) McAfee ePO
4 11 (5.82%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 10 (5.29%) Norton AntiVirus
6 4 (2.12%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 4 (2.12%) WhatsUp Gold
6 4 (2.12%) Sysprep
7 3 (1.59%) SCVMM
8 2 (1.06%) HP SIM
8 2 (1.06%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 2 (1.06%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 2 (1.06%) XenMobile
9 1 (0.53%) Cisco IPCC
9 1 (0.53%) CiscoWorks
9 1 (0.53%) WMI
9 1 (0.53%) Business Desktop Deployment
9 1 (0.53%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 125 (66.14%) Microsoft
2 91 (48.15%) VMware
3 52 (27.51%) Citrix
4 46 (24.34%) Cisco
5 32 (16.93%) Symantec
6 26 (13.76%) HP
7 23 (12.17%) Dell
8 22 (11.64%) McAfee
8 22 (11.64%) CheckPoint
9 13 (6.88%) EMC
10 10 (5.29%) IBM
11 8 (4.23%) CommVault
11 8 (4.23%) Apple
12 7 (3.70%) NetApp
13 6 (3.17%) Sophos
13 6 (3.17%) F5
14 5 (2.65%) Lumension
14 5 (2.65%) CA
15 4 (2.12%) Oracle
15 4 (2.12%) Veritas
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