Period
to 16 June 2019

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 6 months to 16 June 2019 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)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
16 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 226 243 224
Rank change year-on-year +17 -19 -3
Contract jobs citing WSUS 7 11 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.11% 0.16% 0.14%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.62% 1.17% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 9
City of London median daily rate £350 £335 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.48% +16.52% +2.68%
10th Percentile £233 £301 £199
90th Percentile £650 £495 £476
Central London median daily rate £350 £343 £269
% change year-on-year +2.19% +27.44% -17.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

WSUS is in the Systems Management category. The following 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.

All Systems Management Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 1,135 942 685
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 17.73% 13.67% 11.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 910 744 561
City of London median daily rate £550 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £338 £345 £306
90th Percentile £688 £674 £638
Central London median daily rate £550 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 20 7
City of London median hourly rate £21.00 £19.50 £22.34
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -12.69% +8.95%
10th Percentile £16.22 £11.81 £15.40
90th Percentile £45.00 £38.48 £25.29
Central London median hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £23.35
% change year-on-year +5.00% -14.34% +13.89%

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 6 months to 16 June 2019.

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

WSUS
Contract Job Locations in the City of 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 City of London region over the 6 months to 16 June 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London Bridge - 1 - -
WSUS
Central London

For the 6 months to 16 June 2019, IT contractor jobs citing WSUS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the City of London region with a requirement for WSUS.

1 5 (71.43%) Windows
2 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
3 3 (42.86%) DNS
3 3 (42.86%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (42.86%) Docker
3 3 (42.86%) DevOps
3 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
4 2 (28.57%) Terraform
4 2 (28.57%) Windows Server
4 2 (28.57%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (28.57%) Shavlik
4 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 2 (28.57%) .NET Framework
4 2 (28.57%) Kubernetes
4 2 (28.57%) PowerShell
4 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (28.57%) Ivanti
4 2 (28.57%) SCCM
4 2 (28.57%) VMware
4 2 (28.57%) C#
4 2 (28.57%) .NET
5 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
5 1 (14.29%) Linux
5 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
5 1 (14.29%) Clustering
5 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (14.29%) NetApp
5 1 (14.29%) Configuration Management
5 1 (14.29%) Project Management
5 1 (14.29%) Firewall

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:

Cloud Services
1 3 (42.86%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (14.29%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (14.29%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (14.29%) Route 53
2 1 (14.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) DNS
2 1 (14.29%) Firewall
2 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) Amazon RDS
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Artifactory
1 1 (14.29%) Git (software)
1 1 (14.29%) Jenkins
1 1 (14.29%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) AWS DevOps
2 1 (14.29%) Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) DevOps Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Project Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) SCCM Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) .NET
1 2 (28.57%) .NET Framework
2 1 (14.29%) JSON
2 1 (14.29%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (14.29%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) Windows
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Server
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (14.29%) Linux
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) DevOps
2 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 1 (14.29%) Availability Management
3 1 (14.29%) Build Automation
3 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (14.29%) Capacity Management
3 1 (14.29%) Configuration Management
3 1 (14.29%) Incident Management
3 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Monitoring
3 1 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (14.29%) Project Management
3 1 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) Security Patching
3 1 (14.29%) Server Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) C#
1 2 (28.57%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 3 (42.86%) Docker
3 1 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (14.29%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) Kubernetes
1 2 (28.57%) SCCM
1 2 (28.57%) Terraform
2 1 (14.29%) Ansible
2 1 (14.29%) Backup Exec
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (14.29%) Puppet
2 1 (14.29%) vMotion
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 2 (28.57%) Ivanti
2 2 (28.57%) Shavlik
2 2 (28.57%) VMware
3 1 (14.29%) NetApp
3 1 (14.29%) SolarWinds