The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for WSUS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited WSUS over the 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
Scotland / Edinburgh
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 69 88 81
Rank change year-on-year +19 -7  
Contract jobs citing WSUS 2 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.22% 0.20% 0.21%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.41% 2.94% 4.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 2
Median daily rate £344 - £221
90% offered a daily rate of more than £339 - £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £349 - £244
UK excluding London median daily rate £344 £388 £314
% change year-on-year -11.29% +23.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £43.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -61.62% +91.11%  

WSUS is in the systems management skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for systems management skills.

Systems Management Skills
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 83 102 69
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 9.12% 6.76% 4.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 54 32
Median daily rate £425 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £288 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £475 £472
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £20.75 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year -15.55% +9.75%  

WSUS
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh citing WSUS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Systems Management category.

Job vacancy trend for WSUS in Edinburgh

WSUS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing WSUS in Edinburgh.

Contractor daily rate trend for WSUS in Edinburgh

WSUS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing WSUS in Edinburgh.

Contractor hourly rate trend for WSUS in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing WSUS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Edinburgh region with a requirement for WSUS.

1 2 (100.00%) ITIL
1 2 (100.00%) SCCM
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (50.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (50.00%) Change Control
2 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (50.00%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix
2 1 (50.00%) Remedy
2 1 (50.00%) Sophos
2 1 (50.00%) Service Management
2 1 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) VMware ESX

WSUS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
2 1 (50.00%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (50.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Desktop Support
2 1 (50.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Server Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Server Support
2 1 (50.00%) Server Support Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) Change Control
2 1 (50.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) PowerShell
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (50.00%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (50.00%) VMware ESX
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (100.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Citrix
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) Remedy
1 1 (50.00%) Sophos
1 1 (50.00%) VMware