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 29 September 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
29 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
Rank 199 229 224
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -5
Contract jobs citing WSUS 7 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.12% 0.042% 0.090%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.41% 0.71% 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 6
Average daily rate
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£284 £360 £316
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.25% +13.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £324 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £360 £374
UK excluding London average daily rate £311 £310 £275
% change year-on-year
+0.40% +12.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £26.00 £10.50
% change year-on-year
+44.23% +147.61%
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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
497 424 505
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 8.41% 5.87% 6.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 343 296 338
Average daily rate £420 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £546 £525 £529
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £312
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +10.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 20 12
Average hourly rate £17.50 £24.00 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.08% +18.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.90 £19.50 £12.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £96.50 £33.50 £39.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £23.75 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-7.36% +31.94%

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 29 September 2014.

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 29 September 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 14 (100.00%) Windows
1 14 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 14 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 13 (92.86%) Active Directory
3 12 (85.71%) MS Office
4 10 (71.43%) MS Exchange
4 10 (71.43%) Cisco
4 10 (71.43%) Blackberry
4 10 (71.43%) Firewall
5 9 (64.29%) VMware
5 9 (64.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (64.29%) BIG-IP
6 8 (57.14%) Problem Management
6 8 (57.14%) Service Management
6 8 (57.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 8 (57.14%) LAN
6 8 (57.14%) WAN
6 8 (57.14%) ITIL
6 8 (57.14%) CheckPoint
6 8 (57.14%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (50.00%) MPLS
7 7 (50.00%) Citrix
7 7 (50.00%) DSL
7 7 (50.00%) NLBS
7 7 (50.00%) Performance Management
7 7 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 6 (42.86%) Fat Client
8 6 (42.86%) Xen
8 6 (42.86%) Hyper-V
8 6 (42.86%) XenApp

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

For the 6 months to 29 September 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 10 (71.43%) MS Exchange
2 8 (57.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (7.14%) IIS
Applications
1 12 (85.71%) MS Office
2 6 (42.86%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 10 (71.43%) Firewall
2 9 (64.29%) BIG-IP
3 8 (57.14%) LAN
3 8 (57.14%) WAN
4 7 (50.00%) MPLS
4 7 (50.00%) DSL
5 4 (28.57%) SAN
6 2 (14.29%) DNS
6 2 (14.29%) DHCP
7 1 (7.14%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (7.14%) VPN
7 1 (7.14%) VoIP
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) MSI
General
1 4 (28.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (57.14%) Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Operations Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Support Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (14.29%) Network Support Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Desktop Support
3 2 (14.29%) Desktop Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Team Leader
3 2 (14.29%) Support Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Network Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Network Support
3 2 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Server Support
4 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Operations Team Leader
4 1 (7.14%) Server Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Systems Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 10 (71.43%) Blackberry
2 6 (42.86%) Fat Client
2 6 (42.86%) Thin Client
3 2 (14.29%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 14 (100.00%) Windows
1 14 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 9 (64.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (57.14%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (28.57%) Windows 8
5 1 (7.14%) Apple iOS
5 1 (7.14%) Mac OS
5 1 (7.14%) Android
5 1 (7.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) Problem Management
1 8 (57.14%) Service Management
1 8 (57.14%) ITIL
2 7 (50.00%) Performance Management
3 2 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (14.29%) ITSM
3 2 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (14.29%) Asset Management
3 2 (14.29%) Network Management
3 2 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (14.29%) Software Deployment
3 2 (14.29%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (14.29%) Software Asset Management
4 1 (7.14%) Business Continuity Planning
4 1 (7.14%) Change Control
4 1 (7.14%) Business Continuity
4 1 (7.14%) Workflow
4 1 (7.14%) BCP
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) SQL
1 1 (7.14%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared
1 3 (21.43%) CCNA
1 3 (21.43%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (21.43%) MCP
2 2 (14.29%) MCSE
2 2 (14.29%) MCSA
2 2 (14.29%) CCNP
3 1 (7.14%) Degree
3 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
3 1 (7.14%) CCA
3 1 (7.14%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (92.86%) Active Directory
2 7 (50.00%) NLBS
2 7 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (42.86%) Xen
3 6 (42.86%) Hyper-V
3 6 (42.86%) XenApp
4 3 (21.43%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 2 (14.29%) Firmware
5 2 (14.29%) VMware ESX
5 2 (14.29%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (14.29%) XenDesktop
6 1 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (7.14%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (7.14%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 10 (71.43%) Cisco
3 9 (64.29%) VMware
4 8 (57.14%) CheckPoint
5 7 (50.00%) Citrix
6 2 (14.29%) McAfee
6 2 (14.29%) Wyse
6 2 (14.29%) AppSense
6 2 (14.29%) Altiris
6 2 (14.29%) F5
7 1 (7.14%) Becrypt
7 1 (7.14%) Meraki
7 1 (7.14%) SonicWALL
7 1 (7.14%) ProCurve
7 1 (7.14%) HP
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