Period
to 15 October 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 15 October 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
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 240 235 234
Rank change year-on-year -5 -1 +24
Contract jobs citing WSUS 14 8 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.20% 0.12% 0.23%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.24% 1.05% 1.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 11
City of London median daily rate £381 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.93% +16.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £296 £170 £205
90th Percentile £498 £449 £400
Central London median daily rate £381 £328 £313
% change year-on-year +16.41% +4.80% -2.34%
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 1,130 761 788
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 16.14% 11.22% 11.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 915 607 629
City of London median daily rate £525 £513 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.44% +7.89% +5.56%
10th Percentile £313 £319 £317
90th Percentile £675 £668 £625
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 8 10
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £24.61 £25.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.01% -4.43% +51.47%
10th Percentile £13.31 £15.82 £18.15
90th Percentile £25.50 £27.50 £42.75
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £21.68 £25.75
% change year-on-year -13.75% -15.81% +51.47%

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 15 October 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 15 October 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 14 (100.00%) Windows
2 9 (64.29%) Active Directory
2 9 (64.29%) Windows Server
3 8 (57.14%) Windows 7
3 8 (57.14%) PowerShell
4 7 (50.00%) SCCM
5 6 (42.86%) VMware
5 6 (42.86%) SQL
6 5 (35.71%) Citrix
6 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
6 5 (35.71%) Windows 10
7 4 (28.57%) Office 365
7 4 (28.57%) VBScript
8 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
8 3 (21.43%) IIS
8 3 (21.43%) WAN
8 3 (21.43%) LAN
8 3 (21.43%) Cisco
8 3 (21.43%) SAN
8 3 (21.43%) Configuration Management
8 3 (21.43%) Firewall
8 3 (21.43%) Finance
8 3 (21.43%) SCOM
8 3 (21.43%) Application Packaging
8 3 (21.43%) Hyper-V
8 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Azure
8 3 (21.43%) Amazon AWS
8 3 (21.43%) Migration
8 3 (21.43%) BitLocker
8 3 (21.43%) Terraform

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 (21.43%) IIS
2 2 (14.29%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 4 (28.57%) Office 365
2 3 (21.43%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (14.29%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (14.29%) Amazon ELB
3 2 (14.29%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (14.29%) Route 53
3 2 (14.29%) SaaS
3 2 (14.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (7.14%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (7.14%) GitHub
4 1 (7.14%) IaaS
4 1 (7.14%) Mimecast
4 1 (7.14%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (21.43%) Firewall
1 3 (21.43%) LAN
1 3 (21.43%) SAN
1 3 (21.43%) WAN
2 1 (7.14%) DNS
2 1 (7.14%) NetScaler
2 1 (7.14%) VoIP
2 1 (7.14%) VPN
2 1 (7.14%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
2 2 (14.29%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (7.14%) InfluxDB
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Visual Studio
2 1 (7.14%) Gerrit
2 1 (7.14%) Jenkins
2 1 (7.14%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (21.43%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Banking
2 1 (7.14%) Law
Job Titles
1 3 (21.43%) Windows Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
2 2 (14.29%) 3rd Line Server Support
2 2 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support
2 2 (14.29%) Deployment Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) DevOps Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Support
2 2 (14.29%) SCCM Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Senior Server Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Server Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Server Support
2 2 (14.29%) Windows Deployment Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Windows Server Support
3 1 (7.14%) Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Citrix Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Desktop Support
3 1 (7.14%) Security Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Senior Windows Server Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Support Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) .NET
1 1 (7.14%) Elastic Stack
1 1 (7.14%) JSON
1 1 (7.14%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Fat Client
1 2 (14.29%) Thin Client
2 1 (7.14%) iPhone
2 1 (7.14%) PKI
2 1 (7.14%) Public Cloud
2 1 (7.14%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 14 (100.00%) Windows
2 9 (64.29%) Windows Server
3 8 (57.14%) Windows 7
4 5 (35.71%) Windows 10
5 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (7.14%) Mac OS X
6 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (21.43%) Application Packaging
1 3 (21.43%) Configuration Management
1 3 (21.43%) Migration
1 3 (21.43%) Server Management
2 2 (14.29%) Cybersecurity
2 2 (14.29%) DevOps
2 2 (14.29%) Patch Management
3 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (7.14%) Change Management
3 1 (7.14%) Deployment Automation
3 1 (7.14%) Disk Encryption
3 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 1 (7.14%) Network Virtualisation
3 1 (7.14%) Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (7.14%) Security Patching
3 1 (7.14%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 8 (57.14%) PowerShell
2 6 (42.86%) SQL
3 4 (28.57%) VBScript
4 1 (7.14%) Bash Shell
4 1 (7.14%) C#
4 1 (7.14%) Python
4 1 (7.14%) Ruby
4 1 (7.14%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.14%) CompTIA Security+
2 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 9 (64.29%) Active Directory
2 3 (21.43%) BitLocker
2 3 (21.43%) Hyper-V
3 2 (14.29%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (7.14%) vSphere
4 1 (7.14%) XenDesktop
4 1 (7.14%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 7 (50.00%) SCCM
2 3 (21.43%) SCOM
2 3 (21.43%) Terraform
3 1 (7.14%) Consul
3 1 (7.14%) Grafana
3 1 (7.14%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (7.14%) Nagios
3 1 (7.14%) Packer
3 1 (7.14%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 6 (42.86%) VMware
2 5 (35.71%) Citrix
2 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
3 3 (21.43%) Cisco
4 2 (14.29%) Dell
4 2 (14.29%) NetApp
4 2 (14.29%) Wyse
5 1 (7.14%) McAfee
5 1 (7.14%) Meraki
5 1 (7.14%) ServiceNow
5 1 (7.14%) Splunk
5 1 (7.14%) Zscaler