The table below looks at the statistics for WSUS skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WSUS over the 3 months to 28 November 2014 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
Rank 386 383 354
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -29
Contract jobs citing WSUS 29 39 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.12% 0.16% 0.15%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.52% 2.24% 2.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 23 25
Average daily rate
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£320 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £195 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £335 £323
% change year-on-year
+19.40% +3.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 3
Average hourly rate - £17.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -47.69%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £23.65 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+69.13% +2.82%
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
1902 1740 1396
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 7.91% 7.02% 6.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1351 1206 892
Average daily rate £450 £411 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.42% +2.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £275 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £534 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £345 £340
% change year-on-year
+5.07% +1.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 29 58
Average hourly rate £23.00 £17.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.29% -26.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.58 £15.05 £13.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.90 £40.63 £48.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.88 £23.20 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+2.90% +5.45%

WSUS
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WSUS across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 28 November 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WSUS within the London region over the 3 months to 28 November 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +27 6 £284 +21.15%
Croydon -11 2 £276 -19.92%
Docklands, London - 1 £500 -
Paddington - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Harrow - - - -
WSUS
England

WSUS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 55 (100.00%) Windows
2 49 (89.09%) Active Directory
3 43 (78.18%) Microsoft
4 35 (63.64%) Windows 7
5 31 (56.36%) MS Office
5 31 (56.36%) VMware
6 29 (52.73%) Windows Server 2008
7 28 (50.91%) Cisco
7 28 (50.91%) Windows Server 2003
8 27 (49.09%) MS Exchange
9 26 (47.27%) Citrix
10 25 (45.45%) Blackberry
11 23 (41.82%) VMware Infrastructure
12 22 (40.00%) Service Management
12 22 (40.00%) ITIL
13 21 (38.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 20 (36.36%) Firewall
14 20 (36.36%) WAN
15 19 (34.55%) CheckPoint
15 19 (34.55%) MPLS
15 19 (34.55%) BIG-IP
15 19 (34.55%) Problem Management
15 19 (34.55%) Performance Management
16 18 (32.73%) LAN
16 18 (32.73%) DSL
17 17 (30.91%) NLBS
18 16 (29.09%) XenApp
19 15 (27.27%) Hyper-V
19 15 (27.27%) Disaster Recovery
20 14 (25.45%) Finance

WSUS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 27 (49.09%) MS Exchange
2 21 (38.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 7 (12.73%) IIS
4 4 (7.27%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (3.64%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (3.64%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (3.64%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (3.64%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 31 (56.36%) MS Office
2 9 (16.36%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.82%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.64%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 20 (36.36%) Firewall
1 20 (36.36%) WAN
2 19 (34.55%) MPLS
2 19 (34.55%) BIG-IP
3 18 (32.73%) LAN
3 18 (32.73%) DSL
4 12 (21.82%) SAN
4 12 (21.82%) DNS
5 11 (20.00%) DHCP
6 7 (12.73%) TCP/IP
7 4 (7.27%) Cisco IPT
7 4 (7.27%) VPN
8 2 (3.64%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (3.64%) VoIP
8 2 (3.64%) Intranet
8 2 (3.64%) FTP
9 1 (1.82%) SMS
9 1 (1.82%) ATM
9 1 (1.82%) Internet
9 1 (1.82%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.64%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (12.73%) MSI
2 1 (1.82%) InstallShield
General
1 14 (25.45%) Finance
2 3 (5.45%) Banking
2 3 (5.45%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.64%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.82%) Retail
4 1 (1.82%) Publishing
4 1 (1.82%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 27 (49.09%) Analyst
2 14 (25.45%) Operations Analyst
3 13 (23.64%) Support Analyst
4 7 (12.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (9.09%) IT Support Analyst
5 5 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support
5 5 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
5 5 (9.09%) IT Support
6 4 (7.27%) Wintel Engineer
6 4 (7.27%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (5.45%) Team Leader
7 3 (5.45%) Server Engineer
7 3 (5.45%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 3 (5.45%) Systems Engineer
7 3 (5.45%) Support Engineer
7 3 (5.45%) Citrix Analyst
7 3 (5.45%) Windows Server Engineer
8 2 (3.64%) Operations Engineer
8 2 (3.64%) Operations Team Leader
8 2 (3.64%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.27%) Application Packaging
2 1 (1.82%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.82%) Web Services
2 1 (1.82%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 25 (45.45%) Blackberry
2 13 (23.64%) Thin Client
2 13 (23.64%) Fat Client
3 8 (14.55%) Client/Server
4 6 (10.91%) Clustering
5 4 (7.27%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (7.27%) Management Information System
6 3 (5.45%) Replication
6 3 (5.45%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (5.45%) iPad
7 2 (3.64%) PKI
7 2 (3.64%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (3.64%) Handset
8 1 (1.82%) Computer Science
8 1 (1.82%) CMDB
8 1 (1.82%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 55 (100.00%) Windows
2 35 (63.64%) Windows 7
3 29 (52.73%) Windows Server 2008
4 28 (50.91%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (14.55%) Windows XP
6 7 (12.73%) Windows 8
7 2 (3.64%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (3.64%) Mac OS X
7 2 (3.64%) UNIX
8 1 (1.82%) AIX
8 1 (1.82%) Linux
8 1 (1.82%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (40.00%) Service Management
1 22 (40.00%) ITIL
2 19 (34.55%) Problem Management
2 19 (34.55%) Performance Management
3 15 (27.27%) Disaster Recovery
4 9 (16.36%) Business Continuity Planning
4 9 (16.36%) BCP
4 9 (16.36%) ITSM
4 9 (16.36%) Business Continuity
5 6 (10.91%) Asset Management
6 5 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (7.27%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (7.27%) Time Management
7 4 (7.27%) Performance Monitoring
7 4 (7.27%) Software Asset Management
7 4 (7.27%) Software Deployment
7 4 (7.27%) Change Management
8 3 (5.45%) Migration
8 3 (5.45%) Incident Management
9 2 (3.64%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (16.36%) PowerShell
2 6 (10.91%) SQL
3 2 (3.64%) C#
4 1 (1.82%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.82%) VBScript
4 1 (1.82%) VB
4 1 (1.82%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (10.91%) Security Cleared
2 5 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (7.27%) Degree
4 3 (5.45%) MCITP
5 2 (3.64%) SC Cleared
5 2 (3.64%) MCTS
5 2 (3.64%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (3.64%) CCNP
5 2 (3.64%) CCNA
5 2 (3.64%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (3.64%) MCP
5 2 (3.64%) MCSE
5 2 (3.64%) MCSA
6 1 (1.82%) CCA
6 1 (1.82%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (1.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (1.82%) CCAA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.27%) SLA
System Software
1 49 (89.09%) Active Directory
2 23 (41.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (30.91%) NLBS
4 16 (29.09%) XenApp
5 15 (27.27%) Hyper-V
6 13 (23.64%) Xen
7 9 (16.36%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 6 (10.91%) Terminal Services
9 5 (9.09%) Microsoft App-V
9 5 (9.09%) XenDesktop
10 4 (7.27%) VMware ESX
10 4 (7.27%) MetaFrame
10 4 (7.27%) Firmware
11 2 (3.64%) vSphere
12 1 (1.82%) DFS Replication
12 1 (1.82%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 1 (1.82%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 10 (18.18%) SCCM
2 7 (12.73%) Backup Exec
3 5 (9.09%) NetBackup
3 5 (9.09%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (5.45%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (3.64%) HP SIM
5 2 (3.64%) SCOM
6 1 (1.82%) CiscoWorks
6 1 (1.82%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (1.82%) XenMobile
6 1 (1.82%) WhatsUp Gold
6 1 (1.82%) Sysprep
Vendors
1 43 (78.18%) Microsoft
2 31 (56.36%) VMware
3 28 (50.91%) Cisco
4 26 (47.27%) Citrix
5 19 (34.55%) CheckPoint
6 12 (21.82%) Symantec
7 7 (12.73%) Dell
8 6 (10.91%) Altiris
8 6 (10.91%) HP
8 6 (10.91%) McAfee
9 5 (9.09%) Veritas
9 5 (9.09%) AppSense
10 4 (7.27%) Wyse
10 4 (7.27%) Reuters
10 4 (7.27%) Bloomberg
11 3 (5.45%) EMC
12 2 (3.64%) F5
12 2 (3.64%) Brocade
12 2 (3.64%) Mitel
12 2 (3.64%) CommVault
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