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 6 July 2015 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
Rank 192 192 212
Rank change year-on-year
0 +20
Contract jobs citing WSUS 11 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.19% 0.14% 0.043%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.60% 1.65% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 8 2
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£320 £320 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -14.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £252 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £367 £394 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
-11.53% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.10 £21.00 £16.19
% change year-on-year
+38.57% +29.72%
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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
423 484 385
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 7.42% 8.44% 5.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 325 347 280
Average daily rate £450 £425 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +12.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £259 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £539 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £336 £338
% change year-on-year
+11.52% -0.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 12
Average hourly rate £19.00 £18.46 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.92% -29.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.43 £17.08 £19.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.30 £50.89 £41.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £18.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -10.71%

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
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 6 July 2015.

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 6 July 2015, 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 18 (100.00%) Windows
2 13 (72.22%) Active Directory
2 13 (72.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (66.67%) MS Exchange
4 11 (61.11%) Windows 7
5 10 (55.56%) LAN
5 10 (55.56%) WAN
5 10 (55.56%) Microsoft
6 9 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (44.44%) Cisco
7 8 (44.44%) Blackberry
7 8 (44.44%) Firewall
8 7 (38.89%) Service Management
8 7 (38.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 7 (38.89%) DSL
8 7 (38.89%) MPLS
8 7 (38.89%) ITIL
8 7 (38.89%) CheckPoint
8 7 (38.89%) MS Office
8 7 (38.89%) BIG-IP
8 7 (38.89%) NLBS
8 7 (38.89%) Performance Management
9 6 (33.33%) Problem Management
9 6 (33.33%) Security Cleared
9 6 (33.33%) Business Continuity Planning
9 6 (33.33%) BCP
9 6 (33.33%) Business Continuity
9 6 (33.33%) VMware
9 6 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
10 5 (27.78%) Citrix

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

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, 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 12 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 7 (38.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (11.11%) IIS
5 1 (5.56%) JBoss
5 1 (5.56%) Apache
5 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
5 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 7 (38.89%) MS Office
2 2 (11.11%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (55.56%) LAN
1 10 (55.56%) WAN
2 8 (44.44%) Firewall
3 7 (38.89%) BIG-IP
3 7 (38.89%) MPLS
3 7 (38.89%) DSL
4 5 (27.78%) DNS
5 4 (22.22%) DHCP
6 3 (16.67%) VPN
7 2 (11.11%) SAN
8 1 (5.56%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (11.11%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Financial Institution
2 1 (5.56%) Front Office
2 1 (5.56%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 5 (27.78%) Analyst
2 4 (22.22%) Operations Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Desktop Support
3 3 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (11.11%) Administrator
4 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (5.56%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Support Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Applications Support
5 1 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (5.56%) Technical Specialist
5 1 (5.56%) Applications Support Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Server Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Build Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Wintel Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) .NET
1 1 (5.56%) COM
1 1 (5.56%) FIX Protocol
1 1 (5.56%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 8 (44.44%) Blackberry
2 4 (22.22%) Fat Client
2 4 (22.22%) Thin Client
3 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.56%) Equities
3 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 18 (100.00%) Windows
2 13 (72.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (61.11%) Windows 7
4 9 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (16.67%) Windows 8
6 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (11.11%) Ubuntu
6 2 (11.11%) Mac OS X Server
6 2 (11.11%) Linux
7 1 (5.56%) Mac OS X
7 1 (5.56%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) ITIL
1 7 (38.89%) Service Management
1 7 (38.89%) Performance Management
2 6 (33.33%) Business Continuity
2 6 (33.33%) Problem Management
2 6 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
2 6 (33.33%) BCP
2 6 (33.33%) Business Continuity Planning
3 3 (16.67%) ITSM
4 2 (11.11%) Configuration Management
4 2 (11.11%) Open Source
5 1 (5.56%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 3 (16.67%) Perl
1 3 (16.67%) SQL
1 3 (16.67%) PowerShell
2 2 (11.11%) Python
2 2 (11.11%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 5 (27.78%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.56%) DV Cleared
3 1 (5.56%) Degree
System Software
1 13 (72.22%) Active Directory
2 7 (38.89%) NLBS
3 3 (16.67%) Xen
3 3 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (16.67%) Hyper-V
3 3 (16.67%) XenApp
4 2 (11.11%) Samba
4 2 (11.11%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (5.56%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (5.56%) ISA Server
5 1 (5.56%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) SCCM
1 2 (11.11%) SCOM
1 2 (11.11%) Puppet
2 1 (5.56%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 10 (55.56%) Microsoft
2 8 (44.44%) Cisco
3 7 (38.89%) CheckPoint
4 6 (33.33%) VMware
5 5 (27.78%) Citrix
6 4 (22.22%) McAfee
7 2 (11.11%) Apple
8 1 (5.56%) Clearswift
8 1 (5.56%) HP
8 1 (5.56%) Dell
8 1 (5.56%) Oracle
8 1 (5.56%) SAP