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 July 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 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
Rank 380 396 391
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -5
Contract jobs citing WSUS 56 36 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.25% 0.15% 0.13%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.24% 1.84% 1.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 28 25
Median daily rate £338 £340 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.73% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £293 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £414 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £275 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.13 £44.49 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-34.53% +111.85%
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
2505 1953 1960
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 11.31% 8.27% 8.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1753 1326 1259
Median daily rate £500 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £339 £288 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £376 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.33% +11.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 27 26
Median hourly rate £22.00 £20.25 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.64% +6.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.90 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.25 £40.00 £31.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.75 £21.50 £19.25
% change year-on-year
+33.72% +11.68%

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 July 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 July 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 9 £288 -12.87% 5
WSUS
England

WSUS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 84 (88.42%) Windows
2 78 (82.11%) Active Directory
3 54 (56.84%) Microsoft
4 49 (51.58%) Windows Server
5 47 (49.47%) VMware
6 39 (41.05%) SCCM
7 37 (38.95%) PowerShell
8 34 (35.79%) Windows Server 2008
9 33 (34.74%) VMware Infrastructure
10 28 (29.47%) Citrix
11 27 (28.42%) Apple
12 26 (27.37%) Linux
13 25 (26.32%) Firewall
13 25 (26.32%) DNS
14 23 (24.21%) Mac OS X
15 22 (23.16%) Python
16 21 (22.11%) Perl
16 21 (22.11%) Windows 7
17 19 (20.00%) Bash Shell
17 19 (20.00%) SCOM
18 18 (18.95%) IIS
18 18 (18.95%) Windows Server 2012
19 17 (17.89%) MS Exchange
19 17 (17.89%) Xen
20 16 (16.84%) ITIL
20 16 (16.84%) Microsoft Certification
20 16 (16.84%) HP
20 16 (16.84%) Dell
20 16 (16.84%) Configuration Management
20 16 (16.84%) BitLocker

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 18 (18.95%) IIS
2 17 (17.89%) MS Exchange
3 11 (11.58%) Apache
4 10 (10.53%) Tomcat
5 9 (9.47%) Exchange Server 2010
6 7 (7.37%) Skype for Business
7 3 (3.16%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (3.16%) SharePoint
8 1 (1.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 11 (11.58%) MS Excel
2 10 (10.53%) MS Office
3 4 (4.21%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.05%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.05%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.05%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 9 (9.47%) Office 365
2 4 (4.21%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (3.16%) Google Apps
4 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.05%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 25 (26.32%) DNS
1 25 (26.32%) Firewall
2 15 (15.79%) SAN
3 13 (13.68%) DHCP
4 10 (10.53%) X.509
5 7 (7.37%) Internet
6 6 (6.32%) LAN
6 6 (6.32%) TCP/IP
6 6 (6.32%) VLAN
6 6 (6.32%) VoIP
6 6 (6.32%) WAN
7 4 (4.21%) Skype
8 3 (3.16%) VPN
9 2 (2.11%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (2.11%) Cisco ISE
9 2 (2.11%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (2.11%) Wireless
10 1 (1.05%) IP Telephony
10 1 (1.05%) Remote Desktop
10 1 (1.05%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.42%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.16%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.11%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.05%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.05%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (1.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (6.32%) InstallShield
1 6 (6.32%) MSI
2 5 (5.26%) WinDbg
3 3 (3.16%) Git (software)
3 3 (3.16%) GoCD
3 3 (3.16%) Jenkins
General
1 14 (14.74%) Finance
2 9 (9.47%) Back Office
3 5 (5.26%) Financial Institution
4 4 (4.21%) Legal
5 2 (2.11%) Banking
6 1 (1.05%) Advertising
6 1 (1.05%) Games
Job Titles
1 29 (30.53%) Administrator
2 26 (27.37%) Systems Administrator
3 21 (22.11%) Windows Engineer
4 14 (14.74%) Architect
4 14 (14.74%) Design Engineer
4 14 (14.74%) Windows Administrator
5 12 (12.63%) Windows Systems Administrator
6 11 (11.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 8 (8.42%) Analyst
8 7 (7.37%) Linux Administrator
8 7 (7.37%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 6 (6.32%) Active Directory Engineer
9 6 (6.32%) Desktop Engineer
10 5 (5.26%) Applications Support
10 5 (5.26%) Platform Engineer
10 5 (5.26%) PowerShell Engineer
10 5 (5.26%) SCCM Engineer
10 5 (5.26%) Support Engineer
11 4 (4.21%) Active Directory Administrator
11 4 (4.21%) Server Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.16%) JSON
1 3 (3.16%) Web Services
2 2 (2.11%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.42%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (6.32%) Clustering
2 6 (6.32%) Device Driver
2 6 (6.32%) EqualLogic
3 5 (5.26%) Cloud Native
4 4 (4.21%) Replication
4 4 (4.21%) Video Conferencing
5 3 (3.16%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.11%) Data Centre
6 2 (2.11%) Mobile App
6 2 (2.11%) PKI
7 1 (1.05%) CMDB
7 1 (1.05%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (1.05%) EMC VNX
7 1 (1.05%) Fintech
7 1 (1.05%) Hedge funds
7 1 (1.05%) PACS
7 1 (1.05%) Smartphone
7 1 (1.05%) Statistics
7 1 (1.05%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 84 (88.42%) Windows
2 49 (51.58%) Windows Server
3 34 (35.79%) Windows Server 2008
4 26 (27.37%) Linux
5 23 (24.21%) Mac OS X
6 21 (22.11%) Windows 7
7 18 (18.95%) Windows Server 2012
8 13 (13.68%) Unix
9 12 (12.63%) Mac OS X Server
9 12 (12.63%) Windows 8
10 11 (11.58%) Windows 10
11 10 (10.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 8 (8.42%) Windows XP
13 5 (5.26%) Mac OS
13 5 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
14 4 (4.21%) AIX
14 4 (4.21%) Android
14 4 (4.21%) Apple iOS
14 4 (4.21%) Solaris
15 3 (3.16%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (16.84%) Configuration Management
1 16 (16.84%) ITIL
2 15 (15.79%) Virtual Environments
3 10 (10.53%) Performance Tuning
4 9 (9.47%) Patch Management
5 8 (8.42%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (8.42%) Project Management
5 8 (8.42%) Service Management
6 7 (7.37%) Open Source
7 6 (6.32%) Asset Management
7 6 (6.32%) Infrastructure Management
7 6 (6.32%) ITSM
7 6 (6.32%) Migration
7 6 (6.32%) Service Delivery
7 6 (6.32%) Virtual Infrastructure
8 5 (5.26%) Load Balancing
8 5 (5.26%) Network Load Balancing
8 5 (5.26%) PRINCE
8 5 (5.26%) Translating Business Requirements
8 5 (5.26%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 37 (38.95%) PowerShell
2 22 (23.16%) Python
3 21 (22.11%) Perl
4 19 (20.00%) Bash Shell
5 14 (14.74%) Shell Script
6 11 (11.58%) SQL
7 10 (10.53%) PHP
8 9 (9.47%) VBScript
9 2 (2.11%) Java
9 2 (2.11%) Korn
9 2 (2.11%) VB
Qualifications
1 16 (16.84%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (14.74%) MCSE
3 8 (8.42%) MCTS
4 6 (6.32%) SC Cleared
4 6 (6.32%) Security Cleared
5 5 (5.26%) MCSA
5 5 (5.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 4 (4.21%) ACMT
6 4 (4.21%) CCA
6 4 (4.21%) Citrix Certification
6 4 (4.21%) Degree
6 4 (4.21%) MCITP
7 3 (3.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (2.11%) MOS
9 1 (1.05%) CISSP
9 1 (1.05%) DBS Check
9 1 (1.05%) SANS
9 1 (1.05%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.11%) SLA
2 1 (1.05%) DICOM
2 1 (1.05%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.05%) HL7
2 1 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.05%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 78 (82.11%) Active Directory
2 33 (34.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (17.89%) Xen
4 16 (16.84%) BitLocker
5 11 (11.58%) Samba
5 11 (11.58%) Virtual Servers
6 9 (9.47%) Hyper-V
7 8 (8.42%) XenApp
8 6 (6.32%) Microsoft App-V
8 6 (6.32%) XenDesktop
9 4 (4.21%) vSphere
10 3 (3.16%) Docker
11 2 (2.11%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (1.05%) ISA Server
12 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (1.05%) Terminal Services
12 1 (1.05%) Virtual Desktop
12 1 (1.05%) Virtual Machines
12 1 (1.05%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 39 (41.05%) SCCM
2 19 (20.00%) SCOM
3 15 (15.79%) Nagios
4 13 (13.68%) Puppet
5 5 (5.26%) Casper Suite
5 5 (5.26%) Perfmon
6 4 (4.21%) FortiGate
7 3 (3.16%) Icinga
7 3 (3.16%) Microsoft Clustering
7 3 (3.16%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (2.11%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 1 (1.05%) AirWatch
9 1 (1.05%) AppDNA
9 1 (1.05%) Backup Exec
9 1 (1.05%) HAProxy
9 1 (1.05%) Malwarebytes
9 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 1 (1.05%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (1.05%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 1 (1.05%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 54 (56.84%) Microsoft
2 47 (49.47%) VMware
3 28 (29.47%) Citrix
4 27 (28.42%) Apple
5 16 (16.84%) Dell
5 16 (16.84%) HP
6 14 (14.74%) Symantec
7 13 (13.68%) Cisco
8 10 (10.53%) Red Hat
9 9 (9.47%) Intel Security
9 9 (9.47%) LANDesk
10 7 (7.37%) NetApp
11 5 (5.26%) Altiris
11 5 (5.26%) Google
11 5 (5.26%) Lumension
12 4 (4.21%) Adobe
12 4 (4.21%) IBM
12 4 (4.21%) Juniper
12 4 (4.21%) ServiceNow
12 4 (4.21%) Splunk