The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for WSUS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited WSUS over the 3 months to 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
London / City of London
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 163 158 195
Rank change year-on-year -5 +37  
Contract jobs citing WSUS 3 7 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.092% 0.21% 0.17%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.89% 1.69% 2.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 8
Median daily rate £450 £280 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +60.71% -12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £216 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £325 £390
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £305 £295
% change year-on-year +6.55% +3.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.86 £29.13 £40.00
% change year-on-year -28.38% -27.18%  

WSUS is in the systems management skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for systems management skills.

Systems Management Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 336 414 441
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 10.30% 12.30% 7.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 535 790 611
Median daily rate £525 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.52% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £330 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +12.50% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 16 13
Median hourly rate £24.36 £19.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.21% -5.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.40 £18.50 £14.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.29 £22.00 £36.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £35.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year -50.00% +66.66%  

WSUS
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing WSUS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for WSUS in the City of London

WSUS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing WSUS in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for WSUS in the City of London

WSUS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WSUS in the City of London over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WSUS in the City of London

WSUS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing WSUS in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for WSUS in the City of London

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 City of London region with a requirement for WSUS.

1 6 (75.00%) Windows
1 6 (75.00%) SCCM
2 5 (62.50%) Windows Server
2 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
3 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 3 (37.50%) VMware
4 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (25.00%) PowerShell
5 2 (25.00%) Windows 7
5 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (25.00%) Hyper-V
5 2 (25.00%) Office 365
5 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (25.00%) Data Centre
5 2 (25.00%) Management Information System
5 2 (25.00%) ITIL
5 2 (25.00%) Cisco
5 2 (25.00%) Finance
5 2 (25.00%) Degree
5 2 (25.00%) VPN
5 2 (25.00%) SQL
6 1 (12.50%) T-SQL
6 1 (12.50%) VBScript
6 1 (12.50%) VB
6 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
6 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
6 1 (12.50%) SAP

WSUS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of 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:

Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Acrobat
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (12.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (12.50%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (25.00%) Office 365
2 1 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) VPN
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (12.50%) DHCP
2 1 (12.50%) DNS
2 1 (12.50%) Firewall
2 1 (12.50%) FTP
2 1 (12.50%) HTTP
2 1 (12.50%) SSH
2 1 (12.50%) SSL
2 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
2 1 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Banking
2 1 (12.50%) Electronics
2 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
2 1 (12.50%) Marketing
2 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Administrator
1 2 (25.00%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (12.50%) Azure Administrator
2 1 (12.50%) Azure Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Field Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Field Service Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Information Security Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 1 (12.50%) IT Administrator
2 1 (12.50%) IT Systems Administrator
2 1 (12.50%) Security Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Server Administrator
2 1 (12.50%) Server Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (25.00%) Data Centre
1 2 (25.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (12.50%) Client/Server
2 1 (12.50%) PKI
2 1 (12.50%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 6 (75.00%) Windows
2 5 (62.50%) Windows Server
3 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (12.50%) AIX
5 1 (12.50%) Linux
5 1 (12.50%) Solaris
5 1 (12.50%) Windows 10
5 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (12.50%) Application Packaging
2 1 (12.50%) Break/Fix
2 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (12.50%) Change Management
2 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
2 1 (12.50%) Digital Marketing
2 1 (12.50%) Document Management
2 1 (12.50%) Information Security
2 1 (12.50%) Line Management
2 1 (12.50%) Network Architecture
2 1 (12.50%) Patch Management
2 1 (12.50%) PRINCE
2 1 (12.50%) Programme Management
2 1 (12.50%) Software Deployment
2 1 (12.50%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) PowerShell
1 2 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) T-SQL
2 1 (12.50%) VB
2 1 (12.50%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) Degree
2 1 (12.50%) CISSP
2 1 (12.50%) DV Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) GCIA
2 1 (12.50%) GCIH
2 1 (12.50%) MCSE
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) COBIT
1 1 (12.50%) COSO
1 1 (12.50%) PCI DSS
1 1 (12.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (25.00%) Hyper-V
2 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (75.00%) SCCM
2 1 (12.50%) Backup Exec
2 1 (12.50%) BladeLogic
2 1 (12.50%) IBM BigFix
2 1 (12.50%) SCOM
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 3 (37.50%) VMware
3 2 (25.00%) Cisco
4 1 (12.50%) Citrix
4 1 (12.50%) Qualys
4 1 (12.50%) SAP
4 1 (12.50%) Splunk
4 1 (12.50%) Symantec
4 1 (12.50%) Veeam