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 21 February 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
England / London
Rank 381 383 376
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -7
Contract jobs citing WSUS 26 33 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.13% 0.16% 0.15%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.24% 1.68% 1.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 22 20
Median daily rate £350 £305 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.75% -10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £275 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £376
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £373 £325
% change year-on-year
-6.04% +14.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £18.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.50 £41.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+9.63% +84.44%

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
2098 1963 1891
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 10.86% 9.30% 8.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 1514 1380 1311
Median daily rate £505 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.31% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £325 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £370
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +8.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 22 28
Median hourly rate £42.00 £32.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.23% +75.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.30 £17.95 £14.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £52.50 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.25 £35.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-42.14% +55.55%

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 21 February 2017.

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 21 February 2017. 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 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 +2 9 £288 -11.53% 1
WSUS
England

WSUS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 London region with a requirement for WSUS.

1 48 (78.69%) Windows
2 43 (70.49%) Active Directory
3 40 (65.57%) Microsoft
4 32 (52.46%) SCCM
5 26 (42.62%) Windows Server
5 26 (42.62%) VMware
6 23 (37.70%) PowerShell
7 21 (34.43%) Windows 7
7 21 (34.43%) ITIL
8 18 (29.51%) Citrix
8 18 (29.51%) Windows Server 2012
9 14 (22.95%) Windows 10
9 14 (22.95%) HP
10 13 (21.31%) DNS
10 13 (21.31%) Firewall
10 13 (21.31%) Windows Server 2008
11 12 (19.67%) Patch Management
11 12 (19.67%) Dell
12 11 (18.03%) DHCP
12 11 (18.03%) Linux
12 11 (18.03%) Software Distribution
13 10 (16.39%) VMware Infrastructure
13 10 (16.39%) SCOM
13 10 (16.39%) XenApp
13 10 (16.39%) Microsoft Certification
13 10 (16.39%) Symantec
14 9 (14.75%) Mac OS X
14 9 (14.75%) Apple
14 9 (14.75%) Python
14 9 (14.75%) Cisco

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 7 (11.48%) Exchange Server 2010
1 7 (11.48%) MS Exchange
2 6 (9.84%) IIS
3 4 (6.56%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (4.92%) SharePoint
5 2 (3.28%) Apache
5 2 (3.28%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.64%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (11.48%) MS Office
2 5 (8.20%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.64%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.64%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (11.48%) G Suite
2 5 (8.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (8.20%) Office 365
3 1 (1.64%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.64%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (21.31%) DNS
1 13 (21.31%) Firewall
2 11 (18.03%) DHCP
3 5 (8.20%) TCP/IP
4 4 (6.56%) IP Telephony
4 4 (6.56%) LAN
4 4 (6.56%) WAN
5 3 (4.92%) Network Security
5 3 (4.92%) Remote Desktop
5 3 (4.92%) SAN
6 2 (3.28%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (3.28%) ISDN
6 2 (3.28%) PBX
6 2 (3.28%) VoIP
6 2 (3.28%) Wireless
7 1 (1.64%) LDAP
7 1 (1.64%) SNMP
7 1 (1.64%) VPN
7 1 (1.64%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.84%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.28%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.64%) MySQL
3 1 (1.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (6.56%) MSI
2 1 (1.64%) AdminStudio
2 1 (1.64%) InstallShield
General
1 6 (9.84%) Finance
2 2 (3.28%) Advertising
3 1 (1.64%) Back Office
3 1 (1.64%) Banking
3 1 (1.64%) Electronics
3 1 (1.64%) Games
3 1 (1.64%) Legal
3 1 (1.64%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.64%) Marketing
3 1 (1.64%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (18.03%) Administrator
2 10 (16.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 10 (16.39%) Systems Administrator
3 8 (13.11%) Design Engineer
4 7 (11.48%) Analyst
4 7 (11.48%) Windows Engineer
5 6 (9.84%) Server Engineer
6 5 (8.20%) Desktop Support
6 5 (8.20%) Network Engineer
6 5 (8.20%) Support Analyst
7 4 (6.56%) Azure Administrator
7 4 (6.56%) Desktop Analyst
7 4 (6.56%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 4 (6.56%) IT Administrator
7 4 (6.56%) IT Systems Administrator
7 4 (6.56%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
7 4 (6.56%) SCCM Engineer
7 4 (6.56%) Server Administrator
8 3 (4.92%) Azure Engineer
8 3 (4.92%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.64%) REST
1 1 (1.64%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.48%) Cloud Native
1 7 (11.48%) Data Centre
2 5 (8.20%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (6.56%) Smartphone
4 3 (4.92%) Clustering
4 3 (4.92%) EMC VNX
5 2 (3.28%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.64%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.64%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.64%) iPad
6 1 (1.64%) iPhone
6 1 (1.64%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.64%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 48 (78.69%) Windows
2 26 (42.62%) Windows Server
3 21 (34.43%) Windows 7
4 18 (29.51%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (22.95%) Windows 10
6 13 (21.31%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (18.03%) Linux
8 9 (14.75%) Mac OS X
9 8 (13.11%) Android
9 8 (13.11%) Apple iOS
9 8 (13.11%) Ubuntu
10 3 (4.92%) Unix
11 2 (3.28%) Windows 8
11 2 (3.28%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (1.64%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (34.43%) ITIL
2 12 (19.67%) Patch Management
3 11 (18.03%) Software Distribution
4 8 (13.11%) Infrastructure Management
4 8 (13.11%) Virtual Infrastructure
5 7 (11.48%) Change Management
5 7 (11.48%) Translating Business Requirements
5 7 (11.48%) Use Case
6 6 (9.84%) Migration
7 5 (8.20%) Performance Tuning
8 4 (6.56%) Application Packaging
8 4 (6.56%) Configuration Management
8 4 (6.56%) Security Hardening
9 3 (4.92%) Asset Management
9 3 (4.92%) Release Management
10 2 (3.28%) Business Intelligence
10 2 (3.28%) Data Centre Operations
10 2 (3.28%) Project Management
10 2 (3.28%) Security Patching
10 2 (3.28%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 23 (37.70%) PowerShell
2 9 (14.75%) Bash Shell
2 9 (14.75%) Python
3 8 (13.11%) SQL
4 6 (9.84%) VBScript
5 5 (8.20%) VB
6 1 (1.64%) Korn
6 1 (1.64%) Perl
6 1 (1.64%) PHP
Qualifications
1 10 (16.39%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (13.11%) MCSE
3 7 (11.48%) Security Cleared
4 5 (8.20%) Degree
4 5 (8.20%) SC Cleared
5 4 (6.56%) MCDST
6 3 (4.92%) MCP
6 3 (4.92%) MCTS
7 2 (3.28%) MCITP
7 2 (3.28%) MCSA
8 1 (1.64%) ACMT
8 1 (1.64%) CCA
8 1 (1.64%) CCNA
8 1 (1.64%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (1.64%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (1.64%) GISP
8 1 (1.64%) MOS
8 1 (1.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.28%) SLA
2 1 (1.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 43 (70.49%) Active Directory
2 10 (16.39%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (16.39%) XenApp
3 9 (14.75%) BitLocker
3 9 (14.75%) XenDesktop
4 8 (13.11%) Xen
5 7 (11.48%) Hyper-V
6 6 (9.84%) Microsoft App-V
6 6 (9.84%) VMware ESX
6 6 (9.84%) vSphere
7 3 (4.92%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (3.28%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (1.64%) iptables
9 1 (1.64%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (1.64%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 32 (52.46%) SCCM
2 10 (16.39%) SCOM
3 5 (8.20%) Sysprep
4 3 (4.92%) HAProxy
4 3 (4.92%) WMI
5 2 (3.28%) AirWatch
5 2 (3.28%) Foglight
6 1 (1.64%) Jamf Pro
6 1 (1.64%) Nagios
6 1 (1.64%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (1.64%) Puppet
6 1 (1.64%) SCOrch
6 1 (1.64%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 40 (65.57%) Microsoft
2 26 (42.62%) VMware
3 18 (29.51%) Citrix
4 14 (22.95%) HP
5 12 (19.67%) Dell
6 10 (16.39%) Symantec
7 9 (14.75%) Apple
7 9 (14.75%) Cisco
8 8 (13.11%) Google
9 7 (11.48%) ServiceNow
10 5 (8.20%) LANDesk
11 3 (4.92%) EMC
12 2 (3.28%) Aruba
12 2 (3.28%) CheckPoint
12 2 (3.28%) Dell KACE
12 2 (3.28%) Lumension
12 2 (3.28%) Palo Alto
12 2 (3.28%) SAP
12 2 (3.28%) Splunk
13 1 (1.64%) F5