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 29 March 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
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 157 157 184
Rank change year-on-year 0 +27  
Contract jobs citing WSUS 5 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.16% 0.059% 0.14%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.49% 0.56% 1.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 3
Median daily rate £288 - £320
90% offered a daily rate of more than £191 - £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 - £324
UK excluding London median daily rate £344 £388 £314
% change year-on-year -11.29% +23.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £18.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £43.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -61.62% +91.11%  

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 335 356 430
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 10.90% 10.52% 8.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 274 260 327
Median daily rate £500 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.10% +2.77%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £340 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 7
Median hourly rate £22.34 £19.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.55% +1.60%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year -15.55% +9.75%  

WSUS
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing WSUS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Systems Management category.

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 29 March 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 29 March 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 8 (80.00%) SCCM
2 5 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 5 (50.00%) Windows
3 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (40.00%) Application Packaging
4 3 (30.00%) Windows 7
4 3 (30.00%) VMware
4 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
5 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (20.00%) Finance
5 2 (20.00%) ITIL
5 2 (20.00%) PowerShell
5 2 (20.00%) Patch Management
5 2 (20.00%) Windows 10
6 1 (10.00%) Data Centre
6 1 (10.00%) Hyper-V
6 1 (10.00%) Software Distribution
6 1 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (10.00%) Security Hardening
6 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (10.00%) vSphere
6 1 (10.00%) Sysprep
6 1 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (10.00%) Office 365
6 1 (10.00%) Windows 8
6 1 (10.00%) LANDesk
6 1 (10.00%) Release Management

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:

Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (10.00%) Office 365
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MSI
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Back Office
2 1 (10.00%) Banking
2 1 (10.00%) Electronics
2 1 (10.00%) Games
2 1 (10.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (10.00%) Marketing
2 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Administrator
1 5 (50.00%) Systems Administrator
2 4 (40.00%) IT Administrator
2 4 (40.00%) IT Systems Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Azure Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Azure Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Field Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Field Service Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) SCCM Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) Server Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Server Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Leader
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (10.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (50.00%) Windows
1 5 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (30.00%) Windows 7
4 2 (20.00%) Windows 10
5 1 (10.00%) Windows 8
5 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Application Packaging
2 2 (20.00%) ITIL
2 2 (20.00%) Patch Management
3 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (10.00%) Change Management
3 1 (10.00%) Configuration Management
3 1 (10.00%) Digital Marketing
3 1 (10.00%) Migration
3 1 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (10.00%) Programme Management
3 1 (10.00%) Release Management
3 1 (10.00%) Security Hardening
3 1 (10.00%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (10.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) VB
2 1 (10.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (10.00%) Degree
2 1 (10.00%) MCDST
2 1 (10.00%) MCSE
2 1 (10.00%) MCTS
2 1 (10.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (10.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (10.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (80.00%) SCCM
2 1 (10.00%) SCOM
2 1 (10.00%) Sysprep
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (30.00%) VMware
3 1 (10.00%) Citrix
3 1 (10.00%) LANDesk
3 1 (10.00%) SAP
3 1 (10.00%) Symantec