Period
to 17 November 2017

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 6 months to 17 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)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 166 168 190
Rank change year-on-year +2 +22 -5
Contract jobs citing WSUS 28 18 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.56% 0.41% 0.13%
As % of the Systems Management category 4.77% 3.52% 1.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 7 6
Scotland median daily rate £395 £300 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +31.67% -25.00% +8.84%
10th Percentile £313 £124 £291
90th Percentile £441 £330 £405
UK median daily rate £350 £325 £300
% change year-on-year +7.69% +8.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £43.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year -53.49% +120.51% -48.00%

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 Scotland with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 587 512 481
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 11.75% 11.64% 7.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 331 267 247
Scotland median daily rate £413 £330 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% - -
10th Percentile £250 £215 £160
90th Percentile £575 £450 £475
UK median daily rate £475 £440 £400
% change year-on-year +7.95% +10.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 17 14
Scotland median hourly rate £26.25 £38.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.82% +108.11% -11.90%
10th Percentile £20.00 £14.75 £13.75
90th Percentile £41.25 £42.40 £28.20
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £21.50 £19.03
% change year-on-year -18.60% +12.98% -2.41%

WSUS
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WSUS in Scotland over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 6 months to 17 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -19 11 £375 +172.73%
Renfrewshire +49 10 £412 +37.33%
Glasgow -12 3 £390 +30.00%
Inverclyde - 2 £325 -
Aberdeen - 2 £425 -
WSUS
UK

For the 6 months to 17 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 Scotland region with a requirement for WSUS.

1 25 (89.29%) Active Directory
2 24 (85.71%) Windows
3 21 (75.00%) SCCM
4 19 (67.86%) PowerShell
5 17 (60.71%) Microsoft
5 17 (60.71%) Windows Server
6 15 (53.57%) VMware
7 14 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 13 (46.43%) Microsoft App-V
8 13 (46.43%) SQL
8 13 (46.43%) ITIL
9 12 (42.86%) Windows 7
9 12 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
10 11 (39.29%) VMware ESXi
10 11 (39.29%) Windows 10
11 10 (35.71%) Virtual Infrastructure
11 10 (35.71%) Prototyping
11 10 (35.71%) Security Cleared
11 10 (35.71%) HTTPS
11 10 (35.71%) SSL
11 10 (35.71%) HTTP
11 10 (35.71%) IIS
11 10 (35.71%) Configuration Management
12 9 (32.14%) SC Cleared
12 9 (32.14%) Windows Server 2008
13 8 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
13 8 (28.57%) Virtual Environments
14 7 (25.00%) Microsoft Clustering
14 7 (25.00%) Software Distribution
14 7 (25.00%) Application Packaging

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 10 (35.71%) IIS
2 3 (10.71%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (14.29%) Office 365
2 2 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (7.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (35.71%) HTTP
1 10 (35.71%) HTTPS
1 10 (35.71%) SSL
2 6 (21.43%) Firewall
2 6 (21.43%) SAN
2 6 (21.43%) TCP/IP
3 5 (17.86%) NetScaler
4 4 (14.29%) Network Security
5 3 (10.71%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (7.14%) DHCP
6 2 (7.14%) DNS
6 2 (7.14%) LAN
6 2 (7.14%) VPN
6 2 (7.14%) VSAN
6 2 (7.14%) WAN
6 2 (7.14%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.86%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (10.71%) Finance
2 2 (7.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support
2 3 (10.71%) Support Engineer
3 2 (7.14%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 2 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (7.14%) Administrator
3 2 (7.14%) Analyst
3 2 (7.14%) Citrix Engineer
3 2 (7.14%) Citrix Support
3 2 (7.14%) Citrix Support Engineer
3 2 (7.14%) Compliance Analyst
3 2 (7.14%) Information Analyst
3 2 (7.14%) Information Risk Analyst
3 2 (7.14%) Information Security Analyst
3 2 (7.14%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 2 (7.14%) Risk Analyst
3 2 (7.14%) SCCM Engineer
3 2 (7.14%) Security Analyst
3 2 (7.14%) Security Compliance Analyst
3 2 (7.14%) Security Risk Analyst
3 2 (7.14%) Server Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 8 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (25.00%) Clustering
3 2 (7.14%) Client/Server
3 2 (7.14%) Computer Science
3 2 (7.14%) Data Centre
3 2 (7.14%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.57%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 24 (85.71%) Windows
2 17 (60.71%) Windows Server
3 14 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 12 (42.86%) Windows 7
5 11 (39.29%) Windows 10
6 9 (32.14%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (7.14%) CentOS
7 2 (7.14%) Linux
7 2 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (7.14%) Unix
7 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (46.43%) ITIL
2 10 (35.71%) Configuration Management
2 10 (35.71%) Prototyping
2 10 (35.71%) Virtual Infrastructure
3 8 (28.57%) Virtual Environments
4 7 (25.00%) Application Packaging
4 7 (25.00%) Software Distribution
5 5 (17.86%) Service Design
6 4 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (14.29%) Service Management
7 3 (10.71%) Migration
8 2 (7.14%) Data Protection
8 2 (7.14%) Incident Management
8 2 (7.14%) Information Security
8 2 (7.14%) ISMS
8 2 (7.14%) ITIL V3
8 2 (7.14%) Penetration Testing
8 2 (7.14%) Risk Assessment
8 2 (7.14%) SIEM
8 2 (7.14%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 19 (67.86%) PowerShell
2 13 (46.43%) SQL
3 5 (17.86%) VBScript
4 2 (7.14%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 10 (35.71%) Security Cleared
2 9 (32.14%) SC Cleared
3 4 (14.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (7.14%) CCNA
4 2 (7.14%) CCNP
4 2 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (7.14%) CISSP
4 2 (7.14%) Degree
4 2 (7.14%) MCSA
4 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (7.14%) GDPR
2 2 (7.14%) PCI DSS
3 1 (3.57%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 25 (89.29%) Active Directory
2 13 (46.43%) Microsoft App-V
3 12 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (39.29%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (21.43%) vSphere
6 5 (17.86%) XenApp
6 5 (17.86%) XenDesktop
7 4 (14.29%) Hyper-V
8 2 (7.14%) Forefront TMG
8 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (7.14%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 21 (75.00%) SCCM
2 7 (25.00%) Microsoft Clustering
3 5 (17.86%) SCOM
4 2 (7.14%) AirWatch
4 2 (7.14%) vCenter Server
5 1 (3.57%) Simpana
Vendors
1 17 (60.71%) Microsoft
2 15 (53.57%) VMware
3 7 (25.00%) Citrix
4 6 (21.43%) Cisco
5 5 (17.86%) Sophos
6 3 (10.71%) AppSense
6 3 (10.71%) Dell
6 3 (10.71%) Veeam
7 2 (7.14%) Avaya
7 2 (7.14%) HP
7 2 (7.14%) NetApp
7 2 (7.14%) Red Hat
7 2 (7.14%) Remedy
7 2 (7.14%) SolarWinds
8 1 (3.57%) CommVault
8 1 (3.57%) F5