The table below looks at the statistics for WSUS skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WSUS over the 3 months to 25 May 2016 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
Rank 379 389 377
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -12
Contract jobs citing WSUS 38 28 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.17% 0.13% 0.17%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.64% 1.59% 2.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 17 31
Median daily rate £350 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £263 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £340 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £275 £325
% change year-on-year
+13.63% -15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £24.35 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.33 £40.00 -
% change year-on-year
-46.67% -
WSUS
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Systems Management category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Systems Management Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
2312 1758 1736
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 10.64% 7.93% 7.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1636 1219 1197
Median daily rate £480 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £275 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 35 21
Median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £21.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.25 £15.00 £14.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 £34.20 £33.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £20.19 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+73.39% -19.26%

WSUS
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the London region citing WSUS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Systems Management category.

WSUS Jobs Demand Trend in London

WSUS
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing WSUS across the London region.

WSUS Daily Rate Trend in London

WSUS
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WSUS across the London region over the 3 months to 25 May 2016.

WSUS Daily Rate Histogram in London

WSUS
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WSUS across the London region.

WSUS Hourly Rate Trend in London

WSUS
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WSUS within the London region over the 3 months to 25 May 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +41 2 £325 +1.52% 5
WSUS
England

WSUS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 25 May 2016, 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 London region with a requirement for WSUS.

1 66 (91.67%) Windows
2 54 (75.00%) Active Directory
3 50 (69.44%) Windows Server
4 41 (56.94%) Microsoft
5 37 (51.39%) VMware
6 27 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
7 23 (31.94%) SCCM
8 21 (29.17%) VMware Infrastructure
8 21 (29.17%) PowerShell
8 21 (29.17%) Windows 7
9 18 (25.00%) Mac OS X
9 18 (25.00%) DNS
10 17 (23.61%) Firewall
11 16 (22.22%) Apple
11 16 (22.22%) Perl
11 16 (22.22%) SQL
11 16 (22.22%) Linux
12 15 (20.83%) SQL Server
13 14 (19.44%) Windows Server 2012
14 13 (18.06%) Python
14 13 (18.06%) MS Exchange
14 13 (18.06%) Citrix
14 13 (18.06%) Cisco
14 13 (18.06%) Shell Script
14 13 (18.06%) Mac OS X Server
15 12 (16.67%) Samba
15 12 (16.67%) Finance
16 11 (15.28%) DHCP
16 11 (15.28%) SAN
17 10 (13.89%) SCOM

WSUS
Top Related IT Skills in 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:

Application Platforms
1 13 (18.06%) MS Exchange
2 9 (12.50%) IIS
3 8 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (8.33%) Skype for Business
5 4 (5.56%) Apache
6 3 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (4.17%) Tomcat
7 2 (2.78%) SharePoint
8 1 (1.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 7 (9.72%) MS Excel
2 5 (6.94%) MS Office
3 1 (1.39%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.39%) MS Project
3 1 (1.39%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.78%) Infor CRM
2 1 (1.39%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 9 (12.50%) Office 365
2 2 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.78%) PaaS
3 1 (1.39%) IaaS
3 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.39%) Mimecast
3 1 (1.39%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (25.00%) DNS
2 17 (23.61%) Firewall
3 11 (15.28%) DHCP
3 11 (15.28%) SAN
4 7 (9.72%) TCP/IP
4 7 (9.72%) VoIP
5 5 (6.94%) LAN
5 5 (6.94%) VPN
5 5 (6.94%) WAN
6 3 (4.17%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (4.17%) Internet
6 3 (4.17%) LDAP
6 3 (4.17%) Skype
6 3 (4.17%) VLAN
6 3 (4.17%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (4.17%) Wireless
6 3 (4.17%) X.509
7 2 (2.78%) Cisco ISE
7 2 (2.78%) FTP
7 2 (2.78%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (20.83%) SQL Server
2 6 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (4.17%) Big Data
3 3 (4.17%) Oracle Database
3 3 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (2.78%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.78%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 6 (8.33%) InstallShield
1 6 (8.33%) MSI
2 5 (6.94%) WinDbg
3 1 (1.39%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.39%) Jenkins
General
1 12 (16.67%) Finance
2 5 (6.94%) Financial Institution
3 3 (4.17%) Banking
4 2 (2.78%) Back Office
4 2 (2.78%) Legal
5 1 (1.39%) Games
Job Titles
1 19 (26.39%) Administrator
2 16 (22.22%) Systems Administrator
3 11 (15.28%) Windows Engineer
4 9 (12.50%) Analyst
4 9 (12.50%) Consultant
4 9 (12.50%) Windows Administrator
5 8 (11.11%) Support Engineer
6 7 (9.72%) Architect
6 7 (9.72%) Windows Systems Administrator
7 6 (8.33%) Desktop Engineer
7 6 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (6.94%) Active Directory Engineer
8 5 (6.94%) Applications Support
8 5 (6.94%) PowerShell Engineer
9 4 (5.56%) Active Directory Administrator
9 4 (5.56%) Migration Consultant
9 4 (5.56%) Server Administrator
9 4 (5.56%) Support Analyst
9 4 (5.56%) Windows Consultant
10 3 (4.17%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.39%) .NET
1 1 (1.39%) JSON
1 1 (1.39%) Web Services
1 1 (1.39%) Windows Identity Foundation
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.17%) Clustering
2 3 (4.17%) CMDB
2 3 (4.17%) PKI
3 2 (2.78%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.78%) EqualLogic
3 2 (2.78%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.39%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.39%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.39%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (1.39%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.39%) Fintech
4 1 (1.39%) Hedge funds
4 1 (1.39%) Market Risk
4 1 (1.39%) PACS
4 1 (1.39%) Replication
4 1 (1.39%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.39%) Statistics
4 1 (1.39%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.39%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 66 (91.67%) Windows
2 50 (69.44%) Windows Server
3 27 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 21 (29.17%) Windows 7
5 18 (25.00%) Mac OS X
6 16 (22.22%) Linux
7 14 (19.44%) Windows Server 2012
8 13 (18.06%) Mac OS X Server
9 10 (13.89%) Unix
10 7 (9.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (6.94%) Mac OS
11 5 (6.94%) Windows 8
12 4 (5.56%) AIX
12 4 (5.56%) Solaris
13 3 (4.17%) Windows 10
14 2 (2.78%) Windows Server 2003
15 1 (1.39%) Android
15 1 (1.39%) Apple iOS
15 1 (1.39%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (12.50%) ITIL
1 9 (12.50%) Service Delivery
2 8 (11.11%) Configuration Management
2 8 (11.11%) Migration
2 8 (11.11%) Open Source
3 6 (8.33%) Service Management
4 5 (6.94%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (6.94%) CRM
4 5 (6.94%) ITSM
4 5 (6.94%) PRINCE
4 5 (6.94%) Project Management
5 4 (5.56%) Asset Management
5 4 (5.56%) Patch Management
5 4 (5.56%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (4.17%) Analytics
6 3 (4.17%) Big Data Analytics
6 3 (4.17%) Data Analytics
6 3 (4.17%) Kalman Filter
6 3 (4.17%) Network Load Balancing
6 3 (4.17%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 21 (29.17%) PowerShell
2 16 (22.22%) Perl
2 16 (22.22%) SQL
3 13 (18.06%) Python
3 13 (18.06%) Shell Script
4 7 (9.72%) VBScript
5 4 (5.56%) Bash Shell
6 3 (4.17%) PHP
Qualifications
1 7 (9.72%) Microsoft Certification
1 7 (9.72%) SC Cleared
1 7 (9.72%) Security Cleared
2 5 (6.94%) MCSE
2 5 (6.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (2.78%) MCITP
3 2 (2.78%) MCTS
4 1 (1.39%) CISSP
4 1 (1.39%) DBS Check
4 1 (1.39%) Degree
4 1 (1.39%) SANS
4 1 (1.39%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.17%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.39%) DICOM
2 1 (1.39%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.39%) HL7
2 1 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.39%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.39%) SLA
System Software
1 54 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 21 (29.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (16.67%) Samba
4 8 (11.11%) BitLocker
5 6 (8.33%) Hyper-V
5 6 (8.33%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (5.56%) Xen
7 3 (4.17%) Terminal Services
7 3 (4.17%) XenApp
8 2 (2.78%) ISA Server
8 2 (2.78%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (2.78%) vSphere
9 1 (1.39%) Docker
9 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (1.39%) NFS
9 1 (1.39%) UAG
9 1 (1.39%) VMware ESX
9 1 (1.39%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 23 (31.94%) SCCM
2 10 (13.89%) SCOM
3 8 (11.11%) Nagios
4 5 (6.94%) Perfmon
5 4 (5.56%) Puppet
6 3 (4.17%) AppDNA
7 2 (2.78%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 1 (1.39%) AirWatch
8 1 (1.39%) Backup Exec
8 1 (1.39%) Casper Suite
8 1 (1.39%) Icinga
8 1 (1.39%) Malwarebytes
8 1 (1.39%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (1.39%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (1.39%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (1.39%) SCOrch
8 1 (1.39%) Simpana
8 1 (1.39%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 1 (1.39%) Sysprep
8 1 (1.39%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 41 (56.94%) Microsoft
2 37 (51.39%) VMware
3 16 (22.22%) Apple
4 13 (18.06%) Cisco
4 13 (18.06%) Citrix
5 9 (12.50%) NetApp
6 8 (11.11%) HP
6 8 (11.11%) Intel Security
7 7 (9.72%) Dell
7 7 (9.72%) LANDesk
7 7 (9.72%) Red Hat
8 6 (8.33%) Symantec
9 5 (6.94%) Altiris
9 5 (6.94%) Avaya
9 5 (6.94%) Lumension
10 4 (5.56%) CA
10 4 (5.56%) IBM
11 3 (4.17%) CheckPoint
11 3 (4.17%) Mitel
11 3 (4.17%) Oracle
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