The table below looks at the statistics for WSUS skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WSUS over the 3 months to 30 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
Rank 155 199 198
Rank change year-on-year
+44 -1
Contract jobs citing WSUS 10 15 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.30% 0.25% 0.12%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.56% 3.16% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 12 7
Median daily rate £294 £330 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.98% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £315 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £472 £356
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £275 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.13 £72.25 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-59.68% +244.02%
WSUS
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Systems Management category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Systems Management Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
390 474 561
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 11.60% 8.02% 9.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 322 358 383
Median daily rate £475 £435 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.19% +2.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £315 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £377 £338
% change year-on-year
+5.99% +11.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 6
Median hourly rate - £14.50 £18.48
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -21.53%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £21.76 £20.06
% change year-on-year
+30.95% +8.48%

WSUS
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing WSUS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Systems Management category.

WSUS Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

WSUS
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing WSUS across the City of London region.

WSUS Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

WSUS
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WSUS across the City of London region over the 3 months to 30 July 2016.

WSUS Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

WSUS
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WSUS across the City of London region.

WSUS Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

WSUS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 30 July 2016, 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 City of London region with a requirement for WSUS.

1 11 (100.00%) Windows
2 9 (81.82%) Active Directory
3 7 (63.64%) Dell
3 7 (63.64%) VMware
3 7 (63.64%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (63.64%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (54.55%) Finance
4 6 (54.55%) Cisco
4 6 (54.55%) Microsoft
5 5 (45.45%) DNS
5 5 (45.45%) MS Exchange
5 5 (45.45%) Firewall
5 5 (45.45%) VLAN
5 5 (45.45%) PowerShell
5 5 (45.45%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (45.45%) EqualLogic
6 4 (36.36%) SCCM
6 4 (36.36%) Replication
6 4 (36.36%) Video Conferencing
6 4 (36.36%) FortiGate
6 4 (36.36%) Windows Server
6 4 (36.36%) Bash Shell
6 4 (36.36%) DHCP
6 4 (36.36%) Juniper
6 4 (36.36%) SAN
7 3 (27.27%) Citrix
7 3 (27.27%) HP
7 3 (27.27%) SCOM
8 2 (18.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (18.18%) XenApp

WSUS
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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 5 (45.45%) Exchange Server 2010
1 5 (45.45%) MS Exchange
2 2 (18.18%) Apache
2 2 (18.18%) IIS
2 2 (18.18%) Tomcat
3 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
3 1 (9.09%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
2 1 (9.09%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (45.45%) DNS
1 5 (45.45%) Firewall
1 5 (45.45%) VLAN
2 4 (36.36%) DHCP
2 4 (36.36%) SAN
3 2 (18.18%) WAN
3 2 (18.18%) X.509
4 1 (9.09%) IP Telephony
4 1 (9.09%) ISDN
4 1 (9.09%) LAN
4 1 (9.09%) Wireless
General
1 6 (54.55%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Administrator
1 6 (54.55%) Systems Administrator
2 2 (18.18%) Design Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Platform Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Senior Systems Administrator
3 1 (9.09%) Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Network Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) SCCM Specialist
3 1 (9.09%) Technical Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 5 (45.45%) EqualLogic
2 4 (36.36%) Replication
2 4 (36.36%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (18.18%) Cloud Native
3 2 (18.18%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 11 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (63.64%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (36.36%) Windows Server
4 2 (18.18%) Linux
4 2 (18.18%) Mac OS X
4 2 (18.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (18.18%) Windows 10
4 2 (18.18%) Windows 8
4 2 (18.18%) Windows XP
5 1 (9.09%) Windows 7
5 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (18.18%) Configuration Management
1 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Management
1 2 (18.18%) Network Load Balancing
1 2 (18.18%) Patch Management
1 2 (18.18%) Service Management
1 2 (18.18%) Software Distribution
1 2 (18.18%) Translating Business Requirements
1 2 (18.18%) Use Case
1 2 (18.18%) Virtual Environments
1 2 (18.18%) Virtual Infrastructure
1 2 (18.18%) Wealth Management
2 1 (9.09%) Change Management
2 1 (9.09%) Incident Management
2 1 (9.09%) Investment Management
2 1 (9.09%) ITIL
2 1 (9.09%) ITSM
2 1 (9.09%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) PowerShell
2 4 (36.36%) Bash Shell
3 2 (18.18%) Perl
3 2 (18.18%) PHP
3 2 (18.18%) Python
4 1 (9.09%) SQL
4 1 (9.09%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) MCITP
1 1 (9.09%) MCSA
1 1 (9.09%) MCSE
1 1 (9.09%) MCTS
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (9.09%) MOS
System Software
1 9 (81.82%) Active Directory
2 7 (63.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (18.18%) BitLocker
3 2 (18.18%) Xen
3 2 (18.18%) XenApp
3 2 (18.18%) XenDesktop
4 1 (9.09%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (36.36%) FortiGate
1 4 (36.36%) SCCM
2 3 (27.27%) SCOM
3 2 (18.18%) Nagios
3 2 (18.18%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (63.64%) Dell
1 7 (63.64%) VMware
2 6 (54.55%) Cisco
2 6 (54.55%) Microsoft
3 4 (36.36%) Juniper
4 3 (27.27%) Citrix
4 3 (27.27%) HP
5 2 (18.18%) Apple
5 2 (18.18%) Google
5 2 (18.18%) Red Hat
5 2 (18.18%) Symantec
6 1 (9.09%) Avaya
6 1 (9.09%) Bloomberg
6 1 (9.09%) BT
6 1 (9.09%) Sophos