Period
to 14 December 2018

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 14 December 2018 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
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 241 248 227
Rank change year-on-year +7 -21 +24
Contract jobs citing WSUS 12 10 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.17% 0.14% 0.17%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.97% 1.18% 1.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 8
City of London median daily rate £388 £313 £354
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.00% -11.60% +8.77%
10th Percentile £308 £179 £239
90th Percentile £511 £424 £448
Central London median daily rate £388 £350 £354
% change year-on-year +10.71% -0.99% +8.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
City of London median hourly rate £23.13 - -
Central London median hourly rate £23.13 - -

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 1,233 848 773
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 17.32% 11.79% 11.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 982 683 606
City of London median daily rate £525 £525 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.53% +8.57%
10th Percentile £290 £325 £331
90th Percentile £675 £663 £638
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £488
% change year-on-year +5.00% +2.56% +9.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 8 13
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £17.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -38.18% +74.60%
10th Percentile £14.80 £12.64 £13.40
90th Percentile £25.50 £39.50 £55.00
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £19.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -1.58% -30.91% +61.76%

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 14 December 2018.

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 14 December 2018, 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 11 (91.67%) Windows
2 9 (75.00%) Windows Server
3 7 (58.33%) Active Directory
3 7 (58.33%) PowerShell
4 6 (50.00%) SCCM
4 6 (50.00%) SQL
5 5 (41.67%) VMware
5 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
6 4 (33.33%) Finance
6 4 (33.33%) VBScript
6 4 (33.33%) Cisco
6 4 (33.33%) Windows 7
7 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
7 3 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
7 3 (25.00%) Office 365
7 3 (25.00%) Terraform
7 3 (25.00%) BitLocker
7 3 (25.00%) Windows 10
7 3 (25.00%) SAN
7 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
7 3 (25.00%) IIS
7 3 (25.00%) Migration
7 3 (25.00%) Configuration Management
7 3 (25.00%) Firewall
7 3 (25.00%) SCOM
8 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
8 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
8 2 (16.67%) Fat Client
8 2 (16.67%) Application Packaging
8 2 (16.67%) Wyse

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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (25.00%) IIS
2 2 (16.67%) Skype for Business
3 1 (8.33%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 3 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (25.00%) Office 365
2 2 (16.67%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (16.67%) Amazon ELB
2 2 (16.67%) Azure Active Directory
2 2 (16.67%) Route 53
2 2 (16.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 1 (8.33%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (8.33%) GitHub
3 1 (8.33%) IaaS
3 1 (8.33%) PaaS
3 1 (8.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) Firewall
1 3 (25.00%) SAN
2 2 (16.67%) LAN
2 2 (16.67%) WAN
3 1 (8.33%) DNS
3 1 (8.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (16.67%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (8.33%) InfluxDB
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Gerrit
1 1 (8.33%) Jenkins
1 1 (8.33%) Octopus Deploy
1 1 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Windows Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
2 2 (16.67%) 3rd Line Server Support
2 2 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support
2 2 (16.67%) Deployment Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) DevOps Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Support
2 2 (16.67%) Senior Server Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Server Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Server Support
2 2 (16.67%) Windows Deployment Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Windows Server Support
3 1 (8.33%) Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Azure DevOps
3 1 (8.33%) Azure DevOps Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Security Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Windows Server Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Server Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) .NET
1 1 (8.33%) Elastic Stack
1 1 (8.33%) JSON
1 1 (8.33%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Fat Client
1 2 (16.67%) Thin Client
2 1 (8.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (8.33%) PKI
2 1 (8.33%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 11 (91.67%) Windows
2 9 (75.00%) Windows Server
3 4 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 3 (25.00%) Windows 10
5 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) Configuration Management
1 3 (25.00%) Migration
2 2 (16.67%) Application Packaging
2 2 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
2 2 (16.67%) DevOps
2 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 2 (16.67%) Server Management
3 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (8.33%) Change Control
3 1 (8.33%) Change Management
3 1 (8.33%) Deployment Automation
3 1 (8.33%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (8.33%) Line Management
3 1 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (8.33%) Proactive Monitoring
3 1 (8.33%) Problem Management
3 1 (8.33%) Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (8.33%) Service Management
3 1 (8.33%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 7 (58.33%) PowerShell
2 6 (50.00%) SQL
3 4 (33.33%) VBScript
4 1 (8.33%) Bash Shell
4 1 (8.33%) C#
4 1 (8.33%) Python
4 1 (8.33%) Ruby
4 1 (8.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) CompTIA Security+
2 1 (8.33%) Degree
2 1 (8.33%) MCP
2 1 (8.33%) MCSE
2 1 (8.33%) MCTS
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 7 (58.33%) Active Directory
2 3 (25.00%) BitLocker
3 2 (16.67%) Hyper-V
3 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (8.33%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (8.33%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (8.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (50.00%) SCCM
2 3 (25.00%) SCOM
2 3 (25.00%) Terraform
3 1 (8.33%) Consul
3 1 (8.33%) Grafana
3 1 (8.33%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (8.33%) Nagios
3 1 (8.33%) Packer
3 1 (8.33%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
1 5 (41.67%) VMware
2 4 (33.33%) Cisco
3 2 (16.67%) Citrix
3 2 (16.67%) Dell
3 2 (16.67%) Wyse
4 1 (8.33%) CommVault
4 1 (8.33%) HP
4 1 (8.33%) McAfee
4 1 (8.33%) NetApp
4 1 (8.33%) Splunk
4 1 (8.33%) Zscaler