Period
to 18 November 2017

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 6 months to 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 123 116 131
Rank change year-on-year -7 +15 -11
Contract jobs citing WSUS 11 11 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.38% 0.51% 0.093%
As % of the Systems Management category 3.44% 5.42% 1.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 2
Edinburgh median daily rate £375 £138 £294
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +172.73% -53.19% +41.57%
10th Percentile £310 £131 £283
90th Percentile £405 £144 £299
Scotland median daily rate £395 £300 £400
% change year-on-year +31.67% -25.00% +8.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate - - -

WSUS is in the Systems Management category. The following 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.

All Systems Management Skills
Edinburgh
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 320 203 196
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 11.00% 9.42% 6.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 69 92
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.68% +10.71% +7.69%
10th Percentile £285 £243 £224
90th Percentile £600 £475 £496
Scotland median daily rate £413 £330 £330
% change year-on-year +25.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - £19.50 -
Scotland median hourly rate £26.25 £38.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -31.82% +108.11% -11.90%

WSUS
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings citing WSUS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

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 18 November 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 11 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 11 (100.00%) VMware
2 9 (81.82%) Microsoft
2 9 (81.82%) PowerShell
2 9 (81.82%) VMware ESXi
3 8 (72.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (72.73%) Windows
4 7 (63.64%) Citrix
4 7 (63.64%) Clustering
4 7 (63.64%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (63.64%) Microsoft Clustering
5 6 (54.55%) SCCM
6 5 (45.45%) SCOM
6 5 (45.45%) Application Packaging
6 5 (45.45%) XenApp
6 5 (45.45%) XenDesktop
6 5 (45.45%) NetScaler
6 5 (45.45%) VBScript
6 5 (45.45%) SQL Server
7 4 (36.36%) Sophos
7 4 (36.36%) Service Management
7 4 (36.36%) Windows Server
7 4 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (36.36%) vSphere
7 4 (36.36%) Office 365
8 3 (27.27%) Finance
8 3 (27.27%) Migration
8 3 (27.27%) AppSense
8 3 (27.27%) Dell
8 3 (27.27%) SharePoint

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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (27.27%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (36.36%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (45.45%) NetScaler
2 2 (18.18%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (18.18%) DHCP
2 2 (18.18%) DNS
2 2 (18.18%) Firewall
2 2 (18.18%) Network Security
2 2 (18.18%) SAN
2 2 (18.18%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (45.45%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (27.27%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) 3rd Line Support
1 3 (27.27%) Support Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Administrator
2 2 (18.18%) Citrix Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Citrix Support
2 2 (18.18%) Citrix Support Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Desktop Support
3 1 (9.09%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) ICT Administrator
3 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Office 365 Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Server Support
3 1 (9.09%) VMware Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) VMware Support Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Server Support
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Support Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Wintel Support
Miscellaneous
1 7 (63.64%) Clustering
2 4 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (18.18%) Client/Server
4 1 (9.09%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 8 (72.73%) Windows
2 7 (63.64%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (36.36%) Windows Server
4 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (9.09%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) Application Packaging
2 4 (36.36%) Service Management
3 3 (27.27%) Migration
4 2 (18.18%) Change Control
5 1 (9.09%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 9 (81.82%) PowerShell
2 5 (45.45%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 11 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 9 (81.82%) VMware ESXi
3 8 (72.73%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (45.45%) XenApp
4 5 (45.45%) XenDesktop
5 4 (36.36%) vSphere
6 2 (18.18%) Forefront TMG
6 2 (18.18%) Hyper-V
6 2 (18.18%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 2 (18.18%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 7 (63.64%) Microsoft Clustering
2 6 (54.55%) SCCM
3 5 (45.45%) SCOM
4 2 (18.18%) AirWatch
4 2 (18.18%) vCenter Server
5 1 (9.09%) Simpana
Vendors
1 11 (100.00%) VMware
2 9 (81.82%) Microsoft
3 7 (63.64%) Citrix
4 4 (36.36%) Sophos
5 3 (27.27%) AppSense
5 3 (27.27%) Dell
6 2 (18.18%) Cisco
6 2 (18.18%) HP
6 2 (18.18%) NetApp
6 2 (18.18%) Remedy
6 2 (18.18%) Veeam
7 1 (9.09%) CommVault