The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 30 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)
UK / Scotland
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 104 122 121
Rank change year-on-year +18 -1  
Contract jobs citing WSUS 5 9 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.28% 0.34% 0.24%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.42% 3.91% 3.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 6
Median daily rate £400 £390 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +11.42%  
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 Scotland with a requirement for systems management skills.

Systems Management Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 207 230 223
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 11.62% 8.80% 7.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 134 128
Median daily rate £400 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +15.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £250 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Median hourly rate £22.50 - £9.62
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.19
% change year-on-year -15.55% +11.46%  

WSUS
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland 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 Scotland

WSUS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WSUS in Scotland

WSUS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WSUS in Scotland

WSUS
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WSUS within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 30 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow - 3 £400 -
Edinburgh +16 2 £344 -
WSUS
UK

For the 6 months to 30 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 Scotland region with a requirement for WSUS.

1 13 (86.67%) Windows
2 11 (73.33%) ITIL
3 10 (66.67%) Windows Server
4 9 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (53.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (53.33%) VMware
5 8 (53.33%) SCCM
6 7 (46.67%) PowerShell
6 7 (46.67%) Microsoft
6 7 (46.67%) Change Control
7 6 (40.00%) Private Cloud
7 6 (40.00%) SCOM
8 5 (33.33%) Active Directory
8 5 (33.33%) SAN
9 4 (26.67%) DHCP
9 4 (26.67%) DNS
9 4 (26.67%) HP
9 4 (26.67%) Dell
9 4 (26.67%) Citrix
9 4 (26.67%) MS Excel
9 4 (26.67%) Service Management
9 4 (26.67%) VMware Server
9 4 (26.67%) Data Centre
10 3 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
10 3 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
10 3 (20.00%) Software Testing
10 3 (20.00%) XenApp
10 3 (20.00%) vSphere
10 3 (20.00%) VMware ESXi

WSUS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (20.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (26.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (33.33%) SAN
2 4 (26.67%) DHCP
2 4 (26.67%) DNS
3 2 (13.33%) Firewall
3 2 (13.33%) Unified Communications
3 2 (13.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (20.00%) Finance
1 3 (20.00%) Law
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) Analyst
2 3 (20.00%) Consultant
2 3 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Consultant
2 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) SCCM Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Server Analyst
2 3 (20.00%) Server Support
2 3 (20.00%) Support Analyst
2 3 (20.00%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) 3rd Line Server Support
3 2 (13.33%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (13.33%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Desktop Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Desktop Support
3 2 (13.33%) Server Support Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (40.00%) Private Cloud
2 4 (26.67%) Data Centre
3 3 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (20.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 13 (86.67%) Windows
2 10 (66.67%) Windows Server
3 9 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (20.00%) Linux
4 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (6.67%) CentOS
5 1 (6.67%) Windows 10
5 1 (6.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (73.33%) ITIL
2 7 (46.67%) Change Control
3 4 (26.67%) Service Management
4 3 (20.00%) ITSM
4 3 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (20.00%) Software Testing
5 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Monitoring
5 2 (13.33%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (46.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) MCSA
1 2 (13.33%) MCSE
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 8 (53.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 4 (26.67%) VMware Server
4 3 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (20.00%) vSphere
4 3 (20.00%) XenApp
5 2 (13.33%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (6.67%) Hyper-V
6 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (6.67%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (6.67%) VMware ESX
6 1 (6.67%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 8 (53.33%) SCCM
2 6 (40.00%) SCOM
3 2 (13.33%) SnapMirror
Vendors
1 8 (53.33%) VMware
2 7 (46.67%) Microsoft
3 4 (26.67%) Citrix
3 4 (26.67%) Dell
3 4 (26.67%) HP
4 2 (13.33%) Avaya
4 2 (13.33%) Cisco
4 2 (13.33%) NetApp
4 2 (13.33%) Palo Alto
4 2 (13.33%) Riverbed
4 2 (13.33%) Veeam
4 2 (13.33%) WatchGuard
5 1 (6.67%) Red Hat
5 1 (6.67%) Remedy
5 1 (6.67%) Sophos