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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
Rank 190 200 184
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -16
Contract jobs citing WSUS 6 8 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.12% 0.14% 0.14%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.58% 2.01% 2.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 4
Average daily rate
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£365 £301 £382
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.46% -21.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £329
% change year-on-year
- -1.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Average hourly rate £18.70 £14.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.57% -60.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.20 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-8.08% -1.09%
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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
379 398 301
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 7.47% 6.73% 5.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 277 271 202
Average daily rate £450 £400 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +9.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £281 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £568 £529 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.84% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 12
Average hourly rate £18.00 £14.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.13% -35.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £13.40 £13.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.76 £23.50 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £21.00 £25.25
% change year-on-year
+2.38% -16.83%

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 30 January 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 12 (85.71%) Windows 7
3 11 (78.57%) Active Directory
4 9 (64.29%) Microsoft
5 8 (57.14%) MS Exchange
5 8 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (50.00%) MS Office
7 6 (42.86%) DHCP
7 6 (42.86%) DNS
7 6 (42.86%) McAfee
7 6 (42.86%) Finance
7 6 (42.86%) Windows 8
8 5 (35.71%) Problem Management
8 5 (35.71%) Microsoft App-V
8 5 (35.71%) Blackberry
8 5 (35.71%) LAN
8 5 (35.71%) WAN
8 5 (35.71%) MS Excel
9 4 (28.57%) Firmware
9 4 (28.57%) Cisco
9 4 (28.57%) Firewall
9 4 (28.57%) VMware
9 4 (28.57%) BIG-IP
9 4 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
10 3 (21.43%) McAfee ePO
10 3 (21.43%) Continuous Improvement
10 3 (21.43%) XenApp
10 3 (21.43%) XenDesktop
10 3 (21.43%) Application Packaging
10 3 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 2 (14.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (7.14%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (50.00%) MS Office
2 5 (35.71%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 6 (42.86%) DHCP
1 6 (42.86%) DNS
2 5 (35.71%) LAN
2 5 (35.71%) WAN
3 4 (28.57%) Firewall
3 4 (28.57%) BIG-IP
4 3 (21.43%) VPN
5 2 (14.29%) DSL
5 2 (14.29%) MPLS
6 1 (7.14%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (7.14%) NAS
6 1 (7.14%) iSCSI
6 1 (7.14%) Multicast
6 1 (7.14%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) MongoDB
1 1 (7.14%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (21.43%) MSI
General
1 6 (42.86%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Marketing
2 1 (7.14%) Banking
2 1 (7.14%) Manufacturing
2 1 (7.14%) Electronics
2 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Desktop Support
2 4 (28.57%) Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (21.43%) Support Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Network Support Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Desktop Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Network Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Network Support
5 1 (7.14%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Wintel Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Operations Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) UNIX Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) 1st Line Support
5 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (7.14%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) Blackberry
2 3 (21.43%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (7.14%) Fat Client
3 1 (7.14%) Replication
3 1 (7.14%) DTV
3 1 (7.14%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 14 (100.00%) Windows
2 12 (85.71%) Windows 7
3 8 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (42.86%) Windows 8
5 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (7.14%) UNIX
6 1 (7.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Problem Management
2 3 (21.43%) Continuous Improvement
2 3 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (21.43%) Performance Monitoring
2 3 (21.43%) Software Deployment
2 3 (21.43%) Software Asset Management
2 3 (21.43%) Asset Management
2 3 (21.43%) ITIL
3 2 (14.29%) Service Management
3 2 (14.29%) Change Management
3 2 (14.29%) Performance Management
3 2 (14.29%) Network Management
4 1 (7.14%) Load Balancing
4 1 (7.14%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (7.14%) Business Continuity Planning
4 1 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (7.14%) Business Continuity
4 1 (7.14%) Programme Management
4 1 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (7.14%) ITSM
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) SC Cleared
1 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared
2 2 (14.29%) MCP
2 2 (14.29%) MCSA
2 2 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (14.29%) CCNP
2 2 (14.29%) CCNA
3 1 (7.14%) Degree
3 1 (7.14%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (78.57%) Active Directory
2 5 (35.71%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (28.57%) Firmware
4 3 (21.43%) XenApp
4 3 (21.43%) XenDesktop
5 2 (14.29%) VMware ESX
5 2 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (14.29%) NLBS
6 1 (7.14%) vSphere
6 1 (7.14%) Hyper-V
6 1 (7.14%) Xen
Systems Management
1 3 (21.43%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (7.14%) Nessus
Vendors
1 9 (64.29%) Microsoft
2 6 (42.86%) McAfee
3 4 (28.57%) Cisco
3 4 (28.57%) VMware
4 3 (21.43%) Altiris
4 3 (21.43%) AppSense
4 3 (21.43%) Wyse
4 3 (21.43%) Citrix
5 2 (14.29%) CheckPoint
5 2 (14.29%) F5
6 1 (7.14%) Red Hat
6 1 (7.14%) SAP
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