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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
Rank 396 386 383
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -3
Contract jobs citing WSUS 32 33 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.13% 0.13% 0.15%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.59% 1.93% 2.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 19 29
Average daily rate
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£298 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.83% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £262 £179
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £313 £275
% change year-on-year
+8.00% +13.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 2
Average hourly rate - £20.25 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -3.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £24.75 £10.75
% change year-on-year
+51.51% +130.23%
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
2011 1712 1604
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 8.16% 6.76% 6.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1382 1195 1023
Average daily rate £425 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £260 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £320
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 29 49
Average hourly rate £21.75 £17.00 £20.87
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.94% -18.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.65 £15.50 £13.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.85 £48.00 £47.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £21.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+1.14% +14.47%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 +28 7 £242 -32.84%
Paddington - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Chessington - - - -
Harrow - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Wembley - - - -
WSUS
England

WSUS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 64 (100.00%) Windows
2 55 (85.94%) Active Directory
3 52 (81.25%) Microsoft
4 42 (65.63%) Windows 7
5 34 (53.13%) VMware
6 33 (51.56%) Windows Server 2008
7 29 (45.31%) Windows Server 2003
7 29 (45.31%) MS Office
8 28 (43.75%) MS Exchange
9 26 (40.63%) Cisco
10 25 (39.06%) Blackberry
10 25 (39.06%) VMware Infrastructure
11 24 (37.50%) ITIL
12 23 (35.94%) Citrix
12 23 (35.94%) Service Management
13 21 (32.81%) Firewall
13 21 (32.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 21 (32.81%) WAN
14 20 (31.25%) CheckPoint
14 20 (31.25%) Performance Management
15 19 (29.69%) BIG-IP
15 19 (29.69%) SCCM
15 19 (29.69%) LAN
15 19 (29.69%) MPLS
16 18 (28.13%) DSL
17 17 (26.56%) Problem Management
17 17 (26.56%) NLBS
18 16 (25.00%) PowerShell
18 16 (25.00%) Hyper-V
18 16 (25.00%) XenApp

WSUS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 28 (43.75%) MS Exchange
2 21 (32.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 9 (14.06%) IIS
4 3 (4.69%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (3.13%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (3.13%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (3.13%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.56%) Lync
Applications
1 29 (45.31%) MS Office
2 12 (18.75%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.56%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.56%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.56%) SaaS
1 1 (1.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 21 (32.81%) WAN
1 21 (32.81%) Firewall
2 19 (29.69%) MPLS
2 19 (29.69%) LAN
2 19 (29.69%) BIG-IP
3 18 (28.13%) DSL
4 15 (23.44%) DNS
5 13 (20.31%) DHCP
6 12 (18.75%) SAN
7 7 (10.94%) TCP/IP
8 5 (7.81%) VPN
9 3 (4.69%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (4.69%) VoIP
10 2 (3.13%) Intranet
10 2 (3.13%) FTP
11 1 (1.56%) SMS
11 1 (1.56%) LDAP
11 1 (1.56%) ATM
11 1 (1.56%) Internet
11 1 (1.56%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.69%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 12 (18.75%) MSI
2 6 (9.38%) InstallShield
General
1 12 (18.75%) Finance
2 4 (6.25%) Telecoms
3 3 (4.69%) Investment Banking
3 3 (4.69%) Banking
4 1 (1.56%) Retail
4 1 (1.56%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.56%) Publishing
4 1 (1.56%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 24 (37.50%) Analyst
2 13 (20.31%) Operations Analyst
3 8 (12.50%) Support Analyst
4 7 (10.94%) SCCM Engineer
5 6 (9.38%) Server Engineer
6 5 (7.81%) Support Engineer
6 5 (7.81%) 3rd Line Support
6 5 (7.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (6.25%) Migration Engineer
7 4 (6.25%) Systems Engineer
7 4 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 4 (6.25%) Windows Server Engineer
8 3 (4.69%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
8 3 (4.69%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 3 (4.69%) Team Leader
8 3 (4.69%) Desktop Support
9 2 (3.13%) Network Support
9 2 (3.13%) Desktop Analyst
9 2 (3.13%) IT Support Analyst
9 2 (3.13%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.25%) Application Packaging
2 1 (1.56%) .NET
2 1 (1.56%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 25 (39.06%) Blackberry
2 13 (20.31%) Thin Client
2 13 (20.31%) Fat Client
3 8 (12.50%) Clustering
4 5 (7.81%) Client/Server
5 4 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (4.69%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (4.69%) iPad
7 2 (3.13%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (3.13%) Handset
7 2 (3.13%) Replication
7 2 (3.13%) PKI
8 1 (1.56%) Computer Science
8 1 (1.56%) CMDB
8 1 (1.56%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.56%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 64 (100.00%) Windows
2 42 (65.63%) Windows 7
3 33 (51.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 29 (45.31%) Windows Server 2003
5 13 (20.31%) Windows 8
6 9 (14.06%) Windows XP
7 3 (4.69%) Linux
7 3 (4.69%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (3.13%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.56%) Windows Vista
9 1 (1.56%) Android
9 1 (1.56%) UNIX
9 1 (1.56%) AIX
9 1 (1.56%) Mac OS
9 1 (1.56%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (37.50%) ITIL
2 23 (35.94%) Service Management
3 20 (31.25%) Performance Management
4 17 (26.56%) Problem Management
5 11 (17.19%) Disaster Recovery
6 8 (12.50%) ITSM
7 7 (10.94%) BCP
7 7 (10.94%) Migration
7 7 (10.94%) Business Continuity
7 7 (10.94%) Business Continuity Planning
8 6 (9.38%) Asset Management
9 5 (7.81%) Continuous Improvement
10 4 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
10 4 (6.25%) Time Management
10 4 (6.25%) Performance Monitoring
10 4 (6.25%) Change Management
10 4 (6.25%) Software Deployment
10 4 (6.25%) Software Asset Management
11 3 (4.69%) Incident Management
12 2 (3.13%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 9 (14.06%) SQL
3 7 (10.94%) C#
4 2 (3.13%) VBScript
5 1 (1.56%) VB
5 1 (1.56%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 5 (7.81%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (6.25%) Degree
4 3 (4.69%) SC Cleared
4 3 (4.69%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (4.69%) CCNA
4 3 (4.69%) MCP
5 2 (3.13%) MCSE
5 2 (3.13%) MCSA
5 2 (3.13%) CCNP
5 2 (3.13%) MCTS
5 2 (3.13%) MCITP
5 2 (3.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (1.56%) CCA
6 1 (1.56%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 55 (85.94%) Active Directory
2 25 (39.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (26.56%) NLBS
4 16 (25.00%) Hyper-V
4 16 (25.00%) XenApp
5 13 (20.31%) Xen
6 9 (14.06%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 5 (7.81%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (7.81%) XenDesktop
8 4 (6.25%) VMware ESX
8 4 (6.25%) Firmware
8 4 (6.25%) Terminal Services
9 2 (3.13%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (1.56%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 1 (1.56%) DFS Replication
10 1 (1.56%) vSphere
10 1 (1.56%) ISA Server
10 1 (1.56%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 19 (29.69%) SCCM
2 7 (10.94%) Backup Exec
3 5 (7.81%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (4.69%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (4.69%) NetBackup
5 2 (3.13%) SCOM
5 2 (3.13%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (1.56%) XenMobile
6 1 (1.56%) HP SIM
6 1 (1.56%) WhatsUp Gold
6 1 (1.56%) Sysprep
6 1 (1.56%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 52 (81.25%) Microsoft
2 34 (53.13%) VMware
3 26 (40.63%) Cisco
4 23 (35.94%) Citrix
5 20 (31.25%) CheckPoint
6 10 (15.63%) Symantec
7 6 (9.38%) HP
8 5 (7.81%) McAfee
8 5 (7.81%) AppSense
8 5 (7.81%) Altiris
9 4 (6.25%) Wyse
9 4 (6.25%) Dell
10 3 (4.69%) IBM
11 2 (3.13%) Sophos
11 2 (3.13%) EMC
11 2 (3.13%) CommVault
11 2 (3.13%) Veritas
11 2 (3.13%) Oracle
11 2 (3.13%) Mitel
11 2 (3.13%) Brocade