The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Systems Management category for the City of London region.

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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
Rank 197 190 217
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +27
Contract jobs citing WSUS 7 15 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.11% 0.24% 0.037%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.83% 3.83% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 11 0
Average daily rate £425 £450 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £270 £260
% change year-on-year
+30.00% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £17.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+13.04% -23.33%
Systems Management Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
383 392 460
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 6.15% 6.25% 5.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 292 286 282
Average daily rate £413 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £298 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £557 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 14
Average hourly rate £17.50 £23.75 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.31% +7.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.45 £16.30 £14.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.55 £30.50 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +8.10%
WSUS
London

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 9 (64.29%) Windows
2 8 (57.14%) SCCM
3 7 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 7 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 7 (50.00%) Windows 7
4 6 (42.86%) Security Cleared
5 5 (35.71%) SQL
5 5 (35.71%) MS Exchange
6 4 (28.57%) MS Excel
6 4 (28.57%) Cisco
6 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (28.57%) Firewall
6 4 (28.57%) DV Cleared
6 4 (28.57%) PowerShell
6 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (21.43%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (21.43%) Change Control
7 3 (21.43%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (21.43%) VMware
7 3 (21.43%) Blackberry
7 3 (21.43%) CheckPoint
7 3 (21.43%) Citrix
7 3 (21.43%) WAN
8 2 (14.29%) DHCP
8 2 (14.29%) DNS
8 2 (14.29%) C#
8 2 (14.29%) MS Office
8 2 (14.29%) ITIL
8 2 (14.29%) Thin Client
8 2 (14.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 5 (35.71%) MS Exchange
2 2 (14.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (7.14%) IIS
3 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 4 (28.57%) MS Excel
2 2 (14.29%) MS Office
3 1 (7.14%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 4 (28.57%) Firewall
2 3 (21.43%) WAN
3 2 (14.29%) DHCP
3 2 (14.29%) DNS
3 2 (14.29%) MPLS
3 2 (14.29%) DSL
3 2 (14.29%) BIG-IP
4 1 (7.14%) VLAN
4 1 (7.14%) LAN
4 1 (7.14%) VoIP
4 1 (7.14%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MSI
1 1 (7.14%) InstallShield
General
1 1 (7.14%) Financial Institution
1 1 (7.14%) Finance
1 1 (7.14%) Banking
1 1 (7.14%) French Language
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) SCCM Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Operations Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Desktop Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Network Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) Implementation Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Build Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Support Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (7.14%) Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Blackberry
2 2 (14.29%) Fat Client
2 2 (14.29%) Thin Client
3 1 (7.14%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 9 (64.29%) Windows
2 7 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (14.29%) Windows 8
5 1 (7.14%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (21.43%) Disaster Recovery
1 3 (21.43%) Change Control
2 2 (14.29%) ITIL
2 2 (14.29%) ITSM
2 2 (14.29%) Workflow
2 2 (14.29%) Service Management
3 1 (7.14%) Business Continuity
3 1 (7.14%) Problem Management
3 1 (7.14%) Performance Management
3 1 (7.14%) BCP
3 1 (7.14%) Business Continuity Planning
Programming Languages
1 5 (35.71%) SQL
2 4 (28.57%) PowerShell
3 2 (14.29%) C#
4 1 (7.14%) VBScript
4 1 (7.14%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 6 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 4 (28.57%) DV Cleared
3 2 (14.29%) SC Cleared
4 1 (7.14%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (7.14%) MCP
4 1 (7.14%) MCSE
4 1 (7.14%) CCNA
4 1 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 7 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (21.43%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (14.29%) XenApp
3 2 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (14.29%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (7.14%) Xen
4 1 (7.14%) NLBS
4 1 (7.14%) ISA Server
4 1 (7.14%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 8 (57.14%) SCCM
2 1 (7.14%) SCOM
2 1 (7.14%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 7 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (28.57%) Cisco
3 3 (21.43%) VMware
3 3 (21.43%) Citrix
3 3 (21.43%) CheckPoint
4 1 (7.14%) Reuters
4 1 (7.14%) Bloomberg
4 1 (7.14%) McAfee
4 1 (7.14%) Clearswift
4 1 (7.14%) Blue Coat
4 1 (7.14%) Becrypt