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 24 April 2015 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
Rank 375 377 339
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -38
Contract jobs citing WSUS 33 36 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.15% 0.15% 0.27%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.92% 2.16% 4.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 25 44
Average daily rate
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£325 £375 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £225 £333
10% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £463 £471
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £351 £270
% change year-on-year
-13.10% +30.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £24.35 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.50 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +13.04%
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
1721 1666 1451
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 7.73% 7.05% 6.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 1204 1128 1001
Average daily rate £450 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 26 34
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £14.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.25 £40.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.19 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-19.26% +25.00%

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 24 April 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WSUS across the London region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

WSUS Hourly Rate Histogram 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 24 April 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +18 7 £320 -24.65%
WSUS
England

WSUS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 50 (89.29%) Windows
2 40 (71.43%) Active Directory
3 34 (60.71%) Windows Server 2008
4 33 (58.93%) Microsoft
5 29 (51.79%) VMware
6 25 (44.64%) Windows 7
7 23 (41.07%) MS Exchange
8 22 (39.29%) Windows Server 2003
9 20 (35.71%) Citrix
10 18 (32.14%) DNS
10 18 (32.14%) MS Office
11 17 (30.36%) WAN
11 17 (30.36%) LAN
11 17 (30.36%) Cisco
12 15 (26.79%) Blackberry
12 15 (26.79%) VMware Infrastructure
13 14 (25.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 14 (25.00%) DHCP
13 14 (25.00%) ITIL
13 14 (25.00%) SQL Server
14 13 (23.21%) SC Cleared
14 13 (23.21%) Security Cleared
15 12 (21.43%) Linux
15 12 (21.43%) MPLS
15 12 (21.43%) DSL
15 12 (21.43%) Service Management
15 12 (21.43%) Disaster Recovery
15 12 (21.43%) Firewall
15 12 (21.43%) Finance
16 11 (19.64%) CheckPoint

WSUS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 23 (41.07%) MS Exchange
2 14 (25.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 8 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (10.71%) IIS
5 3 (5.36%) SharePoint
5 3 (5.36%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (3.57%) Lync
7 1 (1.79%) JBoss
7 1 (1.79%) Apache
7 1 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 18 (32.14%) MS Office
2 5 (8.93%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.79%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.93%) Office 365
2 3 (5.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.79%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 18 (32.14%) DNS
2 17 (30.36%) WAN
2 17 (30.36%) LAN
3 14 (25.00%) DHCP
4 12 (21.43%) MPLS
4 12 (21.43%) DSL
4 12 (21.43%) Firewall
5 11 (19.64%) BIG-IP
6 7 (12.50%) SAN
6 7 (12.50%) VPN
7 3 (5.36%) Wireless
7 3 (5.36%) SSL
7 3 (5.36%) TCP/IP
8 2 (3.57%) NAS
8 2 (3.57%) Cisco IPT
9 1 (1.79%) DDNS
9 1 (1.79%) Internet
9 1 (1.79%) LDAP
9 1 (1.79%) VoIP
9 1 (1.79%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (10.71%) MongoDB
4 5 (8.93%) Oracle Database
4 5 (8.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 5 (8.93%) Sybase ASE
4 5 (8.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (5.36%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.79%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (8.93%) MSI
2 1 (1.79%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 12 (21.43%) Finance
2 2 (3.57%) Marketing
2 2 (3.57%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.79%) Electronics
3 1 (1.79%) Legal
3 1 (1.79%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.79%) Banking
3 1 (1.79%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 17 (30.36%) Administrator
2 12 (21.43%) Analyst
3 10 (17.86%) Systems Administrator
4 8 (14.29%) Operations Analyst
4 8 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support
5 7 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (8.93%) Oracle DBA
6 5 (8.93%) Sybase DBA
6 5 (8.93%) 2nd Line Support
6 5 (8.93%) DBA
6 5 (8.93%) Support Analyst
6 5 (8.93%) Desktop Support
7 4 (7.14%) Support Engineer
8 3 (5.36%) Server Engineer
8 3 (5.36%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
8 3 (5.36%) Citrix Analyst
9 2 (3.57%) SCCM Administrator
9 2 (3.57%) IT Support
9 2 (3.57%) Systems Engineer
9 2 (3.57%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.79%) .NET
1 1 (1.79%) Software Packaging
1 1 (1.79%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 15 (26.79%) Blackberry
2 10 (17.86%) Fat Client
2 10 (17.86%) Thin Client
3 9 (16.07%) Open Source
4 8 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (12.50%) Replication
6 4 (7.14%) Management Information System
7 2 (3.57%) Client/Server
8 1 (1.79%) Handset
8 1 (1.79%) Clustering
8 1 (1.79%) DTV
8 1 (1.79%) Freedom of Information
8 1 (1.79%) Statistics
8 1 (1.79%) Freedom of Information Act
8 1 (1.79%) iPhone
8 1 (1.79%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 50 (89.29%) Windows
2 34 (60.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 25 (44.64%) Windows 7
4 22 (39.29%) Windows Server 2003
5 12 (21.43%) Linux
6 9 (16.07%) Ubuntu
6 9 (16.07%) Mac OS X Server
7 8 (14.29%) Windows 8
8 7 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (3.57%) Windows XP
9 2 (3.57%) Mac OS X
10 1 (1.79%) UNIX
10 1 (1.79%) Solaris
10 1 (1.79%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (25.00%) ITIL
2 12 (21.43%) Service Management
2 12 (21.43%) Disaster Recovery
3 11 (19.64%) Performance Management
3 11 (19.64%) Problem Management
4 10 (17.86%) Business Continuity Planning
4 10 (17.86%) Business Continuity
4 10 (17.86%) BCP
5 9 (16.07%) Configuration Management
5 9 (16.07%) ITSM
6 7 (12.50%) Change Management
7 5 (8.93%) Migration
7 5 (8.93%) Release Management
8 2 (3.57%) Performance Monitoring
8 2 (3.57%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (3.57%) Time Management
8 2 (3.57%) Load Balancing
9 1 (1.79%) Stakeholder Management
9 1 (1.79%) Programme Management
9 1 (1.79%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (16.07%) Shell Script
1 9 (16.07%) Python
1 9 (16.07%) Perl
2 7 (12.50%) SQL
3 6 (10.71%) PowerShell
4 5 (8.93%) VBScript
5 2 (3.57%) VB
5 2 (3.57%) Java
Qualifications
1 13 (23.21%) SC Cleared
1 13 (23.21%) Security Cleared
2 3 (5.36%) DV Cleared
3 2 (3.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (1.79%) CCNA
4 1 (1.79%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.79%) CCA
4 1 (1.79%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (1.79%) HND
4 1 (1.79%) MCSE
4 1 (1.79%) MCITP
4 1 (1.79%) Degree
4 1 (1.79%) CCAA
4 1 (1.79%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.79%) QA
System Software
1 40 (71.43%) Active Directory
2 15 (26.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (19.64%) NLBS
4 9 (16.07%) Samba
4 9 (16.07%) Hyper-V
4 9 (16.07%) XenApp
5 7 (12.50%) Xen
6 6 (10.71%) vSphere
6 6 (10.71%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (8.93%) VMware ESX
8 3 (5.36%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 3 (5.36%) XenDesktop
9 2 (3.57%) BitLocker
9 2 (3.57%) MetaFrame
9 2 (3.57%) Terminal Services
10 1 (1.79%) Firmware
10 1 (1.79%) ISA Server
10 1 (1.79%) Forefront TMG
10 1 (1.79%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 9 (16.07%) Puppet
2 8 (14.29%) SCCM
3 4 (7.14%) NetBackup
4 3 (5.36%) Nessus
4 3 (5.36%) SCOM
5 2 (3.57%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (1.79%) Nagios
6 1 (1.79%) ARCserve
6 1 (1.79%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (1.79%) SCVMM
6 1 (1.79%) HP SIM
6 1 (1.79%) Red Hat Satellite
6 1 (1.79%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (1.79%) SCSM
6 1 (1.79%) Opsview
Vendors
1 33 (58.93%) Microsoft
2 29 (51.79%) VMware
3 20 (35.71%) Citrix
4 17 (30.36%) Cisco
5 11 (19.64%) CheckPoint
6 10 (17.86%) McAfee
6 10 (17.86%) Apple
7 6 (10.71%) Oracle
8 5 (8.93%) Sybase
9 4 (7.14%) HP
10 3 (5.36%) AppSense
10 3 (5.36%) Veritas
11 2 (3.57%) CA
11 2 (3.57%) Dell
11 2 (3.57%) Reuters
11 2 (3.57%) Bloomberg
11 2 (3.57%) Symantec
11 2 (3.57%) Wyse
12 1 (1.79%) Altiris
12 1 (1.79%) Clearswift
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