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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WSUS over the 3 months to 16 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
London / City of London
Rank 149 145 181
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +36
Contract jobs citing WSUS 7 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.24% 0.17% 0.12%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.16% 1.79% 1.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 4
Median daily rate £288 £325 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.53% -10.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £325 £309
10% offered a daily rate of more than £362 £345 £372
UK excluding London median daily rate £362 £353 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.55% +17.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £18.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.50 £37.50 £29.75
% change year-on-year
+24.00% +26.05%

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
324 280 401
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 11.13% 9.35% 7.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 263 190 287
Median daily rate £500 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £603 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 8
Median hourly rate £16.15 £27.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.18% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £24.60 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £29.40 £18.76
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.25 £21.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-3.57% -

WSUS
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing WSUS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 16 January 2017.

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 16 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing WSUS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for WSUS.

1 9 (75.00%) SCCM
2 8 (66.67%) Windows
2 8 (66.67%) Windows Server
3 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
3 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (33.33%) Active Directory
4 4 (33.33%) PowerShell
4 4 (33.33%) Application Packaging
4 4 (33.33%) VMware
5 3 (25.00%) ITIL
5 3 (25.00%) Change Management
5 3 (25.00%) Finance
5 3 (25.00%) Patch Management
5 3 (25.00%) Windows 7
6 2 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (16.67%) Windows 10
6 2 (16.67%) SQL
6 2 (16.67%) VBScript
6 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (16.67%) Games
6 2 (16.67%) Banking
6 2 (16.67%) Release Management
7 1 (8.33%) Qualys
7 1 (8.33%) Digital Marketing
7 1 (8.33%) Hyper-V
7 1 (8.33%) NAS
7 1 (8.33%) LANDesk
7 1 (8.33%) VMware Server
7 1 (8.33%) SCOM

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (8.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) DHCP
1 1 (8.33%) DNS
1 1 (8.33%) FCoE
1 1 (8.33%) iSCSI
1 1 (8.33%) NAS
1 1 (8.33%) SAN
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MSI
General
1 3 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (16.67%) Banking
2 2 (16.67%) Games
3 1 (8.33%) Back Office
3 1 (8.33%) Electronics
3 1 (8.33%) Manufacturing
3 1 (8.33%) Marketing
3 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Administrator
1 6 (50.00%) Systems Administrator
2 4 (33.33%) IT Administrator
2 4 (33.33%) IT Systems Administrator
3 2 (16.67%) SCCM Specialist
3 2 (16.67%) Server Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) 1st Line Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Azure Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) Azure Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Field Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Field Service Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Server Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Leader
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Specialist
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Specialist
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Data Centre
1 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (66.67%) Windows
1 8 (66.67%) Windows Server
2 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 2 (16.67%) Windows 10
5 1 (8.33%) VMS
5 1 (8.33%) Windows 8
5 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Application Packaging
2 3 (25.00%) Change Management
2 3 (25.00%) ITIL
2 3 (25.00%) Patch Management
3 2 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (16.67%) Release Management
4 1 (8.33%) Asset Management
4 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (8.33%) Configuration Management
4 1 (8.33%) Data Management
4 1 (8.33%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (8.33%) Incident Management
4 1 (8.33%) Migration
4 1 (8.33%) Programme Management
4 1 (8.33%) Security Hardening
4 1 (8.33%) Server Building
4 1 (8.33%) Service Management
4 1 (8.33%) SIEM
4 1 (8.33%) Software Distribution
4 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 2 (16.67%) SQL
2 2 (16.67%) VBScript
3 1 (8.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (8.33%) Degree
2 1 (8.33%) MCDST
2 1 (8.33%) MCSE
2 1 (8.33%) MCTS
2 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (8.33%) BitLocker
2 1 (8.33%) Hyper-V
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (8.33%) NFS
2 1 (8.33%) VMware ESX
2 1 (8.33%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (8.33%) VMware Server
2 1 (8.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (75.00%) SCCM
2 1 (8.33%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (8.33%) SCOM
2 1 (8.33%) Sysprep
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (33.33%) VMware
3 1 (8.33%) HP
3 1 (8.33%) Intel Security
3 1 (8.33%) LANDesk
3 1 (8.33%) Qualys
3 1 (8.33%) SAP
3 1 (8.33%) Symantec