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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WSUS over the 3 months to 31 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
Rank 199 - 208
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing WSUS 8 0 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.13% - 0.11%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.72% - 1.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 7
Average daily rate
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£284 - £288
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 - £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £284 - £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £313 £275
% change year-on-year
- +13.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £24.75 £11.00
% change year-on-year
+51.51% +125.00%
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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
464 435 412
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 7.70% 6.05% 5.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 339 307 279
Average daily rate £420 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 11 9
Average hourly rate £17.50 £27.50 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.36% +34.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.30 £21.30 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.60 £43.96 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.69 £23.20 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-6.51% +18.97%

WSUS
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WSUS across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
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 31 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing WSUS also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited WSUS.

1 15 (100.00%) Windows
1 15 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 14 (93.33%) Microsoft
2 14 (93.33%) Windows 7
3 13 (86.67%) MS Office
4 11 (73.33%) MS Exchange
4 11 (73.33%) Blackberry
5 10 (66.67%) Firewall
5 10 (66.67%) Cisco
6 9 (60.00%) VMware
6 9 (60.00%) BIG-IP
6 9 (60.00%) Problem Management
6 9 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (53.33%) Service Management
7 8 (53.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 8 (53.33%) CheckPoint
7 8 (53.33%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (53.33%) LAN
7 8 (53.33%) WAN
7 8 (53.33%) ITIL
8 7 (46.67%) MS Excel
8 7 (46.67%) Citrix
8 7 (46.67%) DSL
8 7 (46.67%) MPLS
8 7 (46.67%) Performance Management
8 7 (46.67%) VMware Infrastructure
8 7 (46.67%) XenApp
8 7 (46.67%) NLBS
9 6 (40.00%) Fat Client
9 6 (40.00%) Xen

WSUS
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing WSUS also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited WSUS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 11 (73.33%) MS Exchange
2 8 (53.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (6.67%) IIS
Applications
1 13 (86.67%) MS Office
2 7 (46.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 10 (66.67%) Firewall
2 9 (60.00%) BIG-IP
3 8 (53.33%) LAN
3 8 (53.33%) WAN
4 7 (46.67%) MPLS
4 7 (46.67%) DSL
5 4 (26.67%) SAN
6 2 (13.33%) DNS
6 2 (13.33%) DHCP
7 1 (6.67%) VPN
7 1 (6.67%) VoIP
7 1 (6.67%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 3 (20.00%) MSI
General
1 5 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (53.33%) Analyst
2 3 (20.00%) Support Analyst
2 3 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 3 (20.00%) Operations Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Team Leader
3 2 (13.33%) Network Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Network Support Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Desktop Support
3 2 (13.33%) Support Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Desktop Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Network Support
3 2 (13.33%) Citrix Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Operations Team Leader
4 1 (6.67%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Server Support
4 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) UNIX Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Systems Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 11 (73.33%) Blackberry
2 6 (40.00%) Fat Client
2 6 (40.00%) Thin Client
3 3 (20.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 15 (100.00%) Windows
2 14 (93.33%) Windows 7
3 9 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (53.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (20.00%) Windows 8
6 1 (6.67%) UNIX
6 1 (6.67%) Android
6 1 (6.67%) Linux
6 1 (6.67%) Mac OS
6 1 (6.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (60.00%) Problem Management
2 8 (53.33%) ITIL
2 8 (53.33%) Service Management
3 7 (46.67%) Performance Management
4 3 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (20.00%) Software Deployment
4 3 (20.00%) Performance Monitoring
4 3 (20.00%) Software Asset Management
4 3 (20.00%) Asset Management
4 3 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (13.33%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (13.33%) ITSM
5 2 (13.33%) Network Management
6 1 (6.67%) Business Continuity Planning
6 1 (6.67%) Business Continuity
6 1 (6.67%) BCP
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) SQL
1 1 (6.67%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) MCP
1 3 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (20.00%) CCNA
1 3 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (13.33%) MCSE
2 2 (13.33%) MCSA
2 2 (13.33%) CCNP
3 1 (6.67%) Degree
3 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
3 1 (6.67%) CCA
3 1 (6.67%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (46.67%) NLBS
2 7 (46.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (46.67%) XenApp
3 6 (40.00%) Xen
3 6 (40.00%) Hyper-V
4 3 (20.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 3 (20.00%) Firmware
4 3 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (20.00%) XenDesktop
5 2 (13.33%) VMware ESX
6 1 (6.67%) ISA Server
6 1 (6.67%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (20.00%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 14 (93.33%) Microsoft
2 10 (66.67%) Cisco
3 9 (60.00%) VMware
4 8 (53.33%) CheckPoint
5 7 (46.67%) Citrix
6 3 (20.00%) AppSense
6 3 (20.00%) Altiris
6 3 (20.00%) McAfee
6 3 (20.00%) Wyse
7 2 (13.33%) F5
8 1 (6.67%) Becrypt
8 1 (6.67%) Meraki
8 1 (6.67%) SonicWALL
8 1 (6.67%) ProCurve
8 1 (6.67%) Red Hat
8 1 (6.67%) HP