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 27 June 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
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 111 127 131
Rank change year-on-year +16 +4  
Contract jobs citing WSUS 2 20 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.091% 0.68% 0.10%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.71% 4.98% 1.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 2
Median daily rate - £300 £158
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +90.47%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £308 £291
% change year-on-year +2.43% +5.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £25.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year +6.79% -35.62%  

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 282 402 214
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 12.85% 13.68% 7.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 180 121
Median daily rate £425 £333 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +27.81% +2.30%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £266 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £451 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +12.50% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 18 8
Median hourly rate £31.93 £38.50 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.07% +105.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.60 £36.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.75 £43.00 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £33.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year -46.96% +60.97%  

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 27 June 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 - 2 - - 1
WSUS
UK

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 8 (100.00%) ITIL
2 6 (75.00%) SCCM
3 5 (62.50%) PowerShell
3 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
3 5 (62.50%) Windows
3 5 (62.50%) Change Control
3 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (50.00%) Windows Server
4 4 (50.00%) Service Management
4 4 (50.00%) SCOM
4 4 (50.00%) Private Cloud
4 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (37.50%) VMware
5 3 (37.50%) ITSM
5 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
5 3 (37.50%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (25.00%) VSAN
6 2 (25.00%) Sophos
6 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (25.00%) Avaya
6 2 (25.00%) SAN
6 2 (25.00%) Red Hat
6 2 (25.00%) Shell Script
6 2 (25.00%) Linux
6 2 (25.00%) MCSA
6 2 (25.00%) VPN

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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) Firewall
1 2 (25.00%) SAN
1 2 (25.00%) VPN
1 2 (25.00%) VSAN
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
General
1 2 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (12.50%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Law
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Consultant
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Consultant
2 2 (25.00%) Desktop Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Desktop Support
2 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) Data Centre Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Support Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) IT Support
3 1 (12.50%) IT Support Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) Linux Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) SCCM Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Server Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Server Support
3 1 (12.50%) Server Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) VMware Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Private Cloud
2 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (25.00%) Computer Science
3 2 (25.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 5 (62.50%) Windows
1 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2012
2 4 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (25.00%) CentOS
3 2 (25.00%) Linux
3 2 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (25.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) ITIL
2 5 (62.50%) Change Control
3 4 (50.00%) Service Management
4 3 (37.50%) ITSM
5 2 (25.00%) Change Management
5 2 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (25.00%) Incident Management
6 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) PowerShell
2 2 (25.00%) Shell Script
2 2 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) CCNA
1 2 (25.00%) CCNP
1 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (25.00%) MCSA
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
1 3 (37.50%) VMware ESXi
1 3 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (25.00%) vSphere
3 1 (12.50%) Hyper-V
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (12.50%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 6 (75.00%) SCCM
2 4 (50.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 3 (37.50%) VMware
3 2 (25.00%) Avaya
3 2 (25.00%) Cisco
3 2 (25.00%) Red Hat
3 2 (25.00%) Sophos
4 1 (12.50%) Citrix
4 1 (12.50%) F5
4 1 (12.50%) Remedy
4 1 (12.50%) Veeam