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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
Rank 147 182 199
Rank change year-on-year
+35 +17
Contract jobs citing WSUS 5 8 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.16% 0.16% 0.12%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.77% 2.03% 1.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 2
Average daily rate £325 £365 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.95% -8.80%
UK excluding London average daily rate £373 £325 £334
% change year-on-year
+14.61% -2.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £18.70 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +33.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £22.50 £27.20
% change year-on-year
+77.77% -17.27%
WSUS
London

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
282 395 419
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 8.99% 7.85% 7.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 193 290 275
Average daily rate £450 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £309 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £575 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £366 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.48% +7.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 5
Average hourly rate £24.00 £18.35 £14.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.79% +24.40%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.25 £21.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+31.39% +2.38%

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 5 February 2016, 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 10 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (70.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (70.00%) Windows Server
3 6 (60.00%) SCCM
4 4 (40.00%) VMware
4 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
4 4 (40.00%) SQL
4 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 4 (40.00%) Patch Management
5 3 (30.00%) SDLC
5 3 (30.00%) Analytics
5 3 (30.00%) Big Data
5 3 (30.00%) Big Data Analytics
5 3 (30.00%) Data Analytics
5 3 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (30.00%) Data Quality
5 3 (30.00%) ITIL
5 3 (30.00%) CMDB
5 3 (30.00%) Service Delivery
6 2 (20.00%) SCOM
6 2 (20.00%) IIS
6 2 (20.00%) MS Exchange
6 2 (20.00%) DHCP
6 2 (20.00%) NFS
6 2 (20.00%) DNS
6 2 (20.00%) Cisco
6 2 (20.00%) Configuration Management
6 2 (20.00%) EMC
6 2 (20.00%) SAN

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (20.00%) IIS
1 2 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (10.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) DHCP
1 2 (20.00%) DNS
1 2 (20.00%) iSCSI
1 2 (20.00%) NAS
1 2 (20.00%) SAN
2 1 (10.00%) Firewall
2 1 (10.00%) Internet
2 1 (10.00%) LAN
2 1 (10.00%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (10.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (30.00%) Big Data
3 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) InstallShield
1 1 (10.00%) MSI
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Analyst
1 3 (30.00%) Consultant
1 3 (30.00%) Process Consultant
2 2 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (20.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
2 2 (20.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 2 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) IT Consultant
2 2 (20.00%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 1 (10.00%) Deployment Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Senior IT Support
3 1 (10.00%) Software Deployment Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Deployment Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) Windows Identity Foundation
2 1 (10.00%) COM
2 1 (10.00%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) CMDB
2 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (10.00%) BYOD
3 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (70.00%) Windows Server
3 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (20.00%) Windows 7
4 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (10.00%) Android
5 1 (10.00%) Apple iOS
5 1 (10.00%) Mac OS
5 1 (10.00%) Mac OS X
5 1 (10.00%) Mac OS X Server
5 1 (10.00%) Windows 8
5 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Patch Management
2 3 (30.00%) Analytics
2 3 (30.00%) Big Data Analytics
2 3 (30.00%) Data Analytics
2 3 (30.00%) ITIL
2 3 (30.00%) SDLC
2 3 (30.00%) Service Delivery
3 2 (20.00%) Coaching
3 2 (20.00%) Configuration Management
4 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (10.00%) Data Analysis
4 1 (10.00%) Kanban
4 1 (10.00%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (10.00%) Open Source
4 1 (10.00%) Project Management
4 1 (10.00%) Service Management
4 1 (10.00%) Software Deployment
4 1 (10.00%) Software Distribution
4 1 (10.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) SQL
2 2 (20.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (10.00%) Perl
3 1 (10.00%) Python
3 1 (10.00%) Shell Script
3 1 (10.00%) VBScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (30.00%) Data Quality
System Software
1 7 (70.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (20.00%) NFS
3 2 (20.00%) vSphere
4 1 (10.00%) Samba
4 1 (10.00%) Terminal Services
4 1 (10.00%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 6 (60.00%) SCCM
2 2 (20.00%) SCOM
3 1 (10.00%) SCOrch
3 1 (10.00%) SCSM
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (40.00%) VMware
2 2 (20.00%) Cisco
2 2 (20.00%) EMC
3 1 (10.00%) HP
3 1 (10.00%) LANDesk
3 1 (10.00%) MobileIron
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle
3 1 (10.00%) Remedy