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 4 May 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
Rank 190 207 194
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -13
Contract jobs citing WSUS 6 6 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.11% 0.096% 0.22%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.39% 1.44% 3.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 10
Average daily rate
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£320 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.70% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £284 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £463 £471
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £350 £270
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +29.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £18.70 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +11.42%
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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
431 417 416
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 7.87% 6.65% 6.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 328 313 301
Average daily rate £450 £419 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.46% -1.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £551 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 7
Average hourly rate £17.75 £17.50 £26.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.42% -34.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.25 £16.45 £14.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.23 £18.55 £33.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-16.00% +25.00%

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 4 May 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 14 (100.00%) Windows
2 11 (78.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (71.43%) Windows 7
3 10 (71.43%) Active Directory
4 8 (57.14%) DHCP
4 8 (57.14%) DNS
4 8 (57.14%) MS Exchange
5 7 (50.00%) LAN
5 7 (50.00%) WAN
5 7 (50.00%) Microsoft
6 6 (42.86%) VMware
6 6 (42.86%) SC Cleared
6 6 (42.86%) Security Cleared
6 6 (42.86%) Windows 8
7 5 (35.71%) McAfee
7 5 (35.71%) Citrix
8 4 (28.57%) Cisco
8 4 (28.57%) ITIL
8 4 (28.57%) VPN
8 4 (28.57%) Blackberry
8 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (28.57%) Finance
8 4 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
9 3 (21.43%) BIG-IP
9 3 (21.43%) MPLS
9 3 (21.43%) NLBS
9 3 (21.43%) Fat Client
9 3 (21.43%) Performance Management
9 3 (21.43%) Service Management

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

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 8 (57.14%) MS Exchange
2 4 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (21.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (14.29%) IIS
5 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (7.14%) JBoss
5 1 (7.14%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (21.43%) MS Office
2 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (57.14%) DHCP
1 8 (57.14%) DNS
2 7 (50.00%) LAN
2 7 (50.00%) WAN
3 4 (28.57%) VPN
4 3 (21.43%) BIG-IP
4 3 (21.43%) MPLS
4 3 (21.43%) Firewall
4 3 (21.43%) DSL
5 2 (14.29%) SAN
6 1 (7.14%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (7.14%) Multicast
6 1 (7.14%) NAS
6 1 (7.14%) iSCSI
6 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.14%) MongoDB
2 1 (7.14%) PostgreSQL
General
1 4 (28.57%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Marketing
2 1 (7.14%) Manufacturing
2 1 (7.14%) Electronics
2 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Desktop Support
1 4 (28.57%) 2nd Line Support
2 3 (21.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Administrator
3 2 (14.29%) Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (14.29%) Operations Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) Server Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Blackberry
2 3 (21.43%) Fat Client
2 3 (21.43%) Thin Client
3 2 (14.29%) Open Source
4 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (7.14%) Replication
4 1 (7.14%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 14 (100.00%) Windows
2 11 (78.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (71.43%) Windows 7
4 6 (42.86%) Windows 8
5 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (21.43%) Linux
7 2 (14.29%) Mac OS X Server
7 2 (14.29%) Ubuntu
7 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (7.14%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) ITIL
2 3 (21.43%) Performance Management
2 3 (21.43%) Service Management
3 2 (14.29%) Configuration Management
3 2 (14.29%) BCP
3 2 (14.29%) Business Continuity
3 2 (14.29%) Change Management
3 2 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (14.29%) Problem Management
3 2 (14.29%) Business Continuity Planning
4 1 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (7.14%) Load Balancing
4 1 (7.14%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (7.14%) ITSM
4 1 (7.14%) Programme Management
4 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) Perl
1 2 (14.29%) SQL
1 2 (14.29%) Python
1 2 (14.29%) Shell Script
2 1 (7.14%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (42.86%) SC Cleared
1 6 (42.86%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 10 (71.43%) Active Directory
2 3 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (21.43%) NLBS
3 2 (14.29%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (14.29%) Samba
3 2 (14.29%) Xen
3 2 (14.29%) Hyper-V
3 2 (14.29%) XenApp
4 1 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (7.14%) vSphere
4 1 (7.14%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (7.14%) ISA Server
4 1 (7.14%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) Puppet
2 1 (7.14%) SCCM
2 1 (7.14%) SCOM
2 1 (7.14%) Nessus
2 1 (7.14%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 7 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (42.86%) VMware
3 5 (35.71%) McAfee
3 5 (35.71%) Citrix
4 4 (28.57%) Cisco
5 3 (21.43%) CheckPoint
6 2 (14.29%) Apple
7 1 (7.14%) Clearswift
7 1 (7.14%) Oracle
7 1 (7.14%) SAP