The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 30 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)
England / London
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 384 397 397
Rank change year-on-year +13 0  
Contract jobs citing WSUS 16 37 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.081% 0.16% 0.11%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.73% 1.66% 1.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 27 14
Median daily rate £307 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.69% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £176 £215 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £430 £340
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 London with a requirement for systems management skills.

Systems Management Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 2178 2225 1854
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 11.05% 9.86% 8.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1559 1568 1285
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £343 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 23 38
Median hourly rate £42.00 £22.50 £18.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +86.66% +20.96%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.90 £17.77 £14.83
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £53.25 £35.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.19
% change year-on-year -15.55% +11.46%  

WSUS
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 London

WSUS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WSUS in London

WSUS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WSUS in London over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WSUS in London

WSUS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WSUS in London

WSUS
Contract Job Locations in 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 London region over the 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +15 5 £288 -
West End of London - 1 £163 - 1
WSUS
England

For the 6 months to 30 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 London region with a requirement for WSUS.

1 38 (76.00%) Windows
2 37 (74.00%) Active Directory
3 32 (64.00%) Microsoft
4 30 (60.00%) SCCM
5 21 (42.00%) VMware
6 20 (40.00%) PowerShell
6 20 (40.00%) Windows Server
7 19 (38.00%) ITIL
8 18 (36.00%) Windows 7
9 17 (34.00%) Windows Server 2012
10 16 (32.00%) Citrix
11 13 (26.00%) Windows 10
11 13 (26.00%) Windows Server 2008
12 12 (24.00%) Linux
13 11 (22.00%) HP
13 11 (22.00%) Dell
13 11 (22.00%) Patch Management
14 10 (20.00%) Software Distribution
15 9 (18.00%) vSphere
15 9 (18.00%) XenApp
15 9 (18.00%) XenDesktop
15 9 (18.00%) DNS
15 9 (18.00%) Python
15 9 (18.00%) Mac OS X
15 9 (18.00%) Apple
15 9 (18.00%) Symantec
16 8 (16.00%) DHCP
16 8 (16.00%) Android
16 8 (16.00%) Google
16 8 (16.00%) Ubuntu

WSUS
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 4 (8.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (6.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (6.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (4.00%) IIS
3 2 (4.00%) Skype for Business
4 1 (2.00%) Apache
Applications
1 4 (8.00%) MS Office
2 1 (2.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (14.00%) G Suite
2 5 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (6.00%) Office 365
4 2 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (2.00%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (2.00%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (18.00%) DNS
2 8 (16.00%) DHCP
2 8 (16.00%) Firewall
3 4 (8.00%) Network Security
3 4 (8.00%) TCP/IP
4 3 (6.00%) IP Telephony
4 3 (6.00%) LAN
4 3 (6.00%) WAN
5 2 (4.00%) ISDN
5 2 (4.00%) PBX
5 2 (4.00%) VoIP
6 1 (2.00%) LDAP
6 1 (2.00%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (2.00%) SAN
6 1 (2.00%) Skype
6 1 (2.00%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.00%) MySQL
3 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (8.00%) MSI
2 1 (2.00%) AdminStudio
2 1 (2.00%) InstallShield
General
1 4 (8.00%) Finance
2 2 (4.00%) Advertising
3 1 (2.00%) Back Office
3 1 (2.00%) Banking
3 1 (2.00%) Electronics
3 1 (2.00%) Games
3 1 (2.00%) Legal
3 1 (2.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.00%) Marketing
3 1 (2.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (16.00%) Design Engineer
2 7 (14.00%) Administrator
2 7 (14.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (12.00%) Systems Administrator
4 5 (10.00%) Server Engineer
5 4 (8.00%) Analyst
5 4 (8.00%) IT Administrator
5 4 (8.00%) IT Systems Administrator
5 4 (8.00%) Network Engineer
5 4 (8.00%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 4 (8.00%) SCCM Engineer
5 4 (8.00%) Support Analyst
5 4 (8.00%) Windows Engineer
6 3 (6.00%) Citrix Engineer
6 3 (6.00%) Consultant
6 3 (6.00%) Desktop Analyst
6 3 (6.00%) Desktop Support
6 3 (6.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 3 (6.00%) Infrastructure Support
6 3 (6.00%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.00%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.00%) Cloud Native
2 5 (10.00%) Data Centre
3 4 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (6.00%) Smartphone
5 1 (2.00%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.00%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 38 (76.00%) Windows
2 20 (40.00%) Windows Server
3 18 (36.00%) Windows 7
4 17 (34.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (26.00%) Windows 10
5 13 (26.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (24.00%) Linux
7 9 (18.00%) Mac OS X
8 8 (16.00%) Android
8 8 (16.00%) Apple iOS
8 8 (16.00%) Ubuntu
9 3 (6.00%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (4.00%) Unix
11 1 (2.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (38.00%) ITIL
2 11 (22.00%) Patch Management
3 10 (20.00%) Software Distribution
4 8 (16.00%) Infrastructure Management
4 8 (16.00%) Virtual Infrastructure
5 7 (14.00%) Translating Business Requirements
5 7 (14.00%) Use Case
6 5 (10.00%) Change Management
6 5 (10.00%) Migration
6 5 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
7 4 (8.00%) Application Packaging
7 4 (8.00%) Security Hardening
8 3 (6.00%) Configuration Management
8 3 (6.00%) Release Management
9 2 (4.00%) Capacity Planning
10 1 (2.00%) ITIL V3
10 1 (2.00%) Security Patching
10 1 (2.00%) Server Building
10 1 (2.00%) Software Deployment
10 1 (2.00%) Ticket Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (40.00%) PowerShell
2 9 (18.00%) Python
3 8 (16.00%) Bash Shell
4 7 (14.00%) VBScript
5 6 (12.00%) SQL
6 5 (10.00%) VB
7 1 (2.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 7 (14.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (12.00%) Security Cleared
3 5 (10.00%) MCSE
3 5 (10.00%) SC Cleared
4 4 (8.00%) MCDST
5 3 (6.00%) MCP
6 2 (4.00%) Degree
6 2 (4.00%) MCTS
6 2 (4.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (2.00%) ACMT
7 1 (2.00%) CCA
7 1 (2.00%) CCNA
7 1 (2.00%) CCNP
7 1 (2.00%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (2.00%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (2.00%) GISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 37 (74.00%) Active Directory
2 9 (18.00%) vSphere
2 9 (18.00%) XenApp
2 9 (18.00%) XenDesktop
3 8 (16.00%) BitLocker
3 8 (16.00%) Xen
4 7 (14.00%) Microsoft App-V
5 6 (12.00%) Hyper-V
5 6 (12.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (8.00%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (6.00%) VMware ESX
8 2 (4.00%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (2.00%) iptables
Systems Management
1 30 (60.00%) SCCM
2 6 (12.00%) SCOM
3 5 (10.00%) Sysprep
4 2 (4.00%) Foglight
4 2 (4.00%) Jamf Pro
5 1 (2.00%) AirWatch
5 1 (2.00%) Ansible
5 1 (2.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (2.00%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (2.00%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (2.00%) Puppet
5 1 (2.00%) SCOrch
5 1 (2.00%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 32 (64.00%) Microsoft
2 21 (42.00%) VMware
3 16 (32.00%) Citrix
4 11 (22.00%) Dell
4 11 (22.00%) HP
5 9 (18.00%) Apple
5 9 (18.00%) Symantec
6 8 (16.00%) Google
7 7 (14.00%) ServiceNow
8 6 (12.00%) Cisco
9 5 (10.00%) LANDesk
10 2 (4.00%) Aruba
10 2 (4.00%) Dell KACE
10 2 (4.00%) Lumension
10 2 (4.00%) Palo Alto
10 2 (4.00%) Splunk
11 1 (2.00%) AppSense
11 1 (2.00%) Qualys
11 1 (2.00%) SAP
11 1 (2.00%) Sophos
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