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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
Rank 386 406 388
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -18
Contract jobs citing WSUS 29 26 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.12% 0.10% 0.14%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.47% 1.59% 2.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 16 25
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£310 £308 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.81% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £281 £157
10% offered a daily rate of more than £376 £450 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £286 £313 £250
% change year-on-year
-8.40% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £17.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -20.93%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.25 £23.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+24.46% +4.44%
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
1967 1639 1676
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 8.05% 6.53% 6.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1302 1113 1046
Average daily rate £425 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £343 £313
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +9.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 32 45
Average hourly rate £19.00 £22.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.63% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £15.77 £13.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £52.53 £37.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £21.75 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+1.14% +17.56%

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 16 September 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 16 September 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 +26 7 £284 -21.25% 3
Hammersmith - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Chessington - - - -
Harrow - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Wembley - - - -
WSUS
England

WSUS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 61 (98.39%) Windows
2 52 (83.87%) Microsoft
3 48 (77.42%) Active Directory
4 40 (64.52%) Windows 7
5 34 (54.84%) VMware
6 28 (45.16%) Windows Server 2008
7 26 (41.94%) SCCM
8 25 (40.32%) Windows Server 2003
9 24 (38.71%) VMware Infrastructure
10 22 (35.48%) PowerShell
10 22 (35.48%) MS Exchange
11 21 (33.87%) ITIL
11 21 (33.87%) MS Office
11 21 (33.87%) Cisco
12 20 (32.26%) Citrix
12 20 (32.26%) Service Management
13 19 (30.65%) Firewall
14 18 (29.03%) Blackberry
14 18 (29.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 18 (29.03%) WAN
15 17 (27.42%) BIG-IP
15 17 (27.42%) Performance Management
16 16 (25.81%) Windows 8
16 16 (25.81%) DNS
16 16 (25.81%) LAN
16 16 (25.81%) MPLS
17 15 (24.19%) CheckPoint
17 15 (24.19%) DSL
18 14 (22.58%) DHCP
18 14 (22.58%) NLBS

WSUS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 22 (35.48%) MS Exchange
2 18 (29.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 8 (12.90%) IIS
4 3 (4.84%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (3.23%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (3.23%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (3.23%) Lync
5 2 (3.23%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 21 (33.87%) MS Office
2 11 (17.74%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.61%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.61%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.61%) SaaS
1 1 (1.61%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (30.65%) Firewall
2 18 (29.03%) WAN
3 17 (27.42%) BIG-IP
4 16 (25.81%) LAN
4 16 (25.81%) MPLS
4 16 (25.81%) DNS
5 15 (24.19%) DSL
6 14 (22.58%) DHCP
7 10 (16.13%) SAN
8 5 (8.06%) TCP/IP
8 5 (8.06%) VPN
9 3 (4.84%) VoIP
9 3 (4.84%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (3.23%) Intranet
11 1 (1.61%) Internet
11 1 (1.61%) Wireless
11 1 (1.61%) LDAP
11 1 (1.61%) ATM
11 1 (1.61%) FTP
11 1 (1.61%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.45%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 12 (19.35%) MSI
2 11 (17.74%) InstallShield
General
1 10 (16.13%) Finance
2 4 (6.45%) Telecoms
3 3 (4.84%) Investment Banking
3 3 (4.84%) Banking
4 2 (3.23%) French Language
5 1 (1.61%) Marketing
5 1 (1.61%) Retail
5 1 (1.61%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 20 (32.26%) Analyst
2 13 (20.97%) SCCM Engineer
3 10 (16.13%) Operations Analyst
4 7 (11.29%) Support Analyst
5 6 (9.68%) Server Engineer
6 5 (8.06%) Support Engineer
6 5 (8.06%) 3rd Line Support
7 4 (6.45%) Systems Engineer
7 4 (6.45%) Administrator
7 4 (6.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (6.45%) Migration Engineer
7 4 (6.45%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 3 (4.84%) Windows Server Engineer
8 3 (4.84%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
8 3 (4.84%) Team Leader
8 3 (4.84%) Desktop Support
8 3 (4.84%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 2 (3.23%) 2nd Line Support
9 2 (3.23%) Network Support Analyst
9 2 (3.23%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.84%) .NET
2 1 (1.61%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.61%) Web Services
2 1 (1.61%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 18 (29.03%) Blackberry
2 10 (16.13%) Thin Client
2 10 (16.13%) Fat Client
3 7 (11.29%) Clustering
4 3 (4.84%) Client/Server
4 3 (4.84%) iPad
4 3 (4.84%) Replication
5 2 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.23%) Handset
5 2 (3.23%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.61%) iPhone
6 1 (1.61%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 61 (98.39%) Windows
2 40 (64.52%) Windows 7
3 28 (45.16%) Windows Server 2008
4 25 (40.32%) Windows Server 2003
5 16 (25.81%) Windows 8
6 5 (8.06%) Windows XP
7 3 (4.84%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (4.84%) Linux
8 1 (1.61%) Android
8 1 (1.61%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (1.61%) Mac OS
8 1 (1.61%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (33.87%) ITIL
2 20 (32.26%) Service Management
3 17 (27.42%) Performance Management
4 11 (17.74%) Migration
5 9 (14.52%) Problem Management
6 8 (12.90%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (8.06%) ITSM
7 5 (8.06%) Business Continuity
8 4 (6.45%) BCP
8 4 (6.45%) Business Continuity Planning
9 2 (3.23%) Kalman Filter
9 2 (3.23%) Capacity Management
9 2 (3.23%) Network Management
9 2 (3.23%) Customer Engagement
9 2 (3.23%) Configuration Management
9 2 (3.23%) Incident Management
10 1 (1.61%) Load Balancing
10 1 (1.61%) Change Management
10 1 (1.61%) Asset Management
10 1 (1.61%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 22 (35.48%) PowerShell
2 13 (20.97%) SQL
3 12 (19.35%) C#
4 3 (4.84%) VBScript
5 2 (3.23%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (11.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (9.68%) Security Cleared
3 4 (6.45%) MCITP
3 4 (6.45%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (6.45%) MCSE
3 4 (6.45%) CCNA
4 3 (4.84%) MCSA
4 3 (4.84%) CCNP
4 3 (4.84%) MCP
5 2 (3.23%) Degree
5 2 (3.23%) SC Cleared
5 2 (3.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (3.23%) MCTS
5 2 (3.23%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (1.61%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.61%) CCA
6 1 (1.61%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.84%) SLA
System Software
1 48 (77.42%) Active Directory
2 24 (38.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (22.58%) NLBS
4 13 (20.97%) Hyper-V
5 10 (16.13%) Xen
6 8 (12.90%) XenApp
7 6 (9.68%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 4 (6.45%) VMware ESX
9 3 (4.84%) Terminal Services
10 2 (3.23%) vSphere
10 2 (3.23%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (1.61%) ISA Server
11 1 (1.61%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 1 (1.61%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 26 (41.94%) SCCM
2 5 (8.06%) Backup Exec
3 3 (4.84%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 3 (4.84%) SCOM
3 3 (4.84%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (4.84%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.61%) CiscoWorks
4 1 (1.61%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (1.61%) WhatsUp Gold
4 1 (1.61%) Sysprep
4 1 (1.61%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (1.61%) HP SIM
4 1 (1.61%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 52 (83.87%) Microsoft
2 34 (54.84%) VMware
3 21 (33.87%) Cisco
4 20 (32.26%) Citrix
5 15 (24.19%) CheckPoint
6 8 (12.90%) Symantec
6 8 (12.90%) HP
7 5 (8.06%) IBM
8 4 (6.45%) Dell
9 3 (4.84%) EMC
9 3 (4.84%) Mitel
10 2 (3.23%) Brocade
10 2 (3.23%) SonicWALL
10 2 (3.23%) F5
10 2 (3.23%) Veritas
11 1 (1.61%) Oracle
11 1 (1.61%) Dell KACE
11 1 (1.61%) Becrypt
11 1 (1.61%) Meraki
11 1 (1.61%) ProCurve
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