Period
to 23 January 2022

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 6 months to 23 January 2022 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
6 months to
23 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 560 382 447
Rank change year-on-year -178 +65 +140
Contract jobs citing WSUS 18 17 60
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.049% 0.097% 0.20%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.27% 0.56% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 11 37
10th Percentile £300 £241 £159
25th Percentile £306 £319 £200
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £388 £275
Median % change year-on-year +9.68% +40.91% -26.67%
75th Percentile £505 £488 £440
90th Percentile £575 - £480
England median daily rate £438 £375 £405
% change year-on-year +16.67% -7.41% +17.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
10th Percentile - - -
25th Percentile £22.00 - -
Median hourly rate £24.00 - -
75th Percentile £26.00 - -
90th Percentile - - -
England median hourly rate £44.69 £52.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year -14.06% +215.15% -10.81%

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 London with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 6,629 3,023 4,601
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 17.98% 17.18% 15.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,042 2,247 3,405
10th Percentile £425 £363 £300
25th Percentile £500 £438 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £588 £525 £550
Median % change year-on-year +11.90% -4.55% -
75th Percentile £688 £600 £636
90th Percentile £750 £700 £700
England median daily rate £550 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 18 42
10th Percentile £17.90 £12.50 £12.44
25th Percentile £22.03 £12.76 £12.52
Median hourly rate £26.00 £22.50 £19.25
Median % change year-on-year +15.56% +16.88% -2.53%
75th Percentile £62.50 £31.90 £22.60
90th Percentile £78.75 £68.00 £30.63
England median hourly rate £20.00 £23.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -14.89% +34.29% -

WSUS
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing WSUS as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for WSUS in London

WSUS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing WSUS in London.

Daily rate trend for WSUS in London

WSUS
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing WSUS in London over the 6 months to 23 January 2022.

Daily rate histogram for WSUS in London

WSUS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing WSUS in London.

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 6 months to 23 January 2022. 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
Jobs
West London - 2 £350 - 2
Central London -52 1 £275 -26.67% 1
North London - 1 - -
WSUS
England

For the 6 months to 23 January 2022, 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 London region with a requirement for WSUS.

1 16 (88.89%) Active Directory
2 15 (83.33%) Windows
3 13 (72.22%) VMware
4 12 (66.67%) Windows Server
5 11 (61.11%) DHCP
5 11 (61.11%) DNS
6 9 (50.00%) HP
6 9 (50.00%) PowerShell
7 8 (44.44%) Cisco
7 8 (44.44%) Firewall
8 7 (38.89%) Dell
8 7 (38.89%) Microsoft 365
8 7 (38.89%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (33.33%) XenApp
9 6 (33.33%) Citrix
10 5 (27.78%) Microsoft
10 5 (27.78%) CheckPoint
10 5 (27.78%) NFS
10 5 (27.78%) VBScript
10 5 (27.78%) McAfee
10 5 (27.78%) NetApp
10 5 (27.78%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 5 (27.78%) Public Sector
11 4 (22.22%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 4 (22.22%) Windows 10
11 4 (22.22%) NetBackup
11 4 (22.22%) SQL Server
11 4 (22.22%) ITIL
11 4 (22.22%) SharePoint
11 4 (22.22%) Juniper

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 (22.22%) SharePoint
2 2 (11.11%) IIS
3 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (5.56%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (38.89%) Microsoft 365
2 3 (16.67%) Azure
3 1 (5.56%) AWS
3 1 (5.56%) GCP
3 1 (5.56%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 11 (61.11%) DHCP
1 11 (61.11%) DNS
2 8 (44.44%) Firewall
3 3 (16.67%) Fibre Channel
3 3 (16.67%) SAN
3 3 (16.67%) TCP/IP
4 2 (11.11%) Internet
4 2 (11.11%) VSAN
4 2 (11.11%) WAN
5 1 (5.56%) CATAPAN
5 1 (5.56%) Cisco ISE
5 1 (5.56%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (5.56%) EIGRP
5 1 (5.56%) LAN
5 1 (5.56%) Network Security
5 1 (5.56%) VPN
5 1 (5.56%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (22.22%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Jenkins
1 1 (5.56%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 5 (27.78%) Public Sector
2 2 (11.11%) Banking
2 2 (11.11%) Finance
3 1 (5.56%) Financial Institution
3 1 (5.56%) Front Office
3 1 (5.56%) Legal
3 1 (5.56%) Social Skills
Job Titles
1 5 (27.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (22.22%) Server Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Network Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Support Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Active Directory Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Architect
4 2 (11.11%) Citrix Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Citrix Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Citrix Server Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Desktop Support
4 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (11.11%) Network Support
4 2 (11.11%) Network Support Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Windows Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Windows Server Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
5 1 (5.56%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Active Directory Administrator
5 1 (5.56%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) LDAP
2 1 (5.56%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Data Centre
1 3 (16.67%) PKI
2 1 (5.56%) Blackberry
2 1 (5.56%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (5.56%) Hedge funds
2 1 (5.56%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 15 (83.33%) Windows
2 12 (66.67%) Windows Server
3 7 (38.89%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (22.22%) Windows 10
5 3 (16.67%) VMS
5 3 (16.67%) Windows 7
6 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (5.56%) Linux
7 1 (5.56%) Windows 8
7 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 4 (22.22%) ITIL
2 4 (22.22%) Vulnerability Scanning
3 3 (16.67%) Mobile Device Management
4 2 (11.11%) Application Security
4 2 (11.11%) ArchiMate
4 2 (11.11%) Data Architecture
4 2 (11.11%) Data Protection
4 2 (11.11%) ITSM
4 2 (11.11%) Programme Management
4 2 (11.11%) Project Management
5 1 (5.56%) Break/Fix
5 1 (5.56%) CI/CD
5 1 (5.56%) Configuration Management
5 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Automation
5 1 (5.56%) Migration
5 1 (5.56%) Network Virtualisation
5 1 (5.56%) Service Delivery
5 1 (5.56%) Service Management
5 1 (5.56%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 9 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 5 (27.78%) VBScript
3 2 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (22.22%) SC Cleared
1 4 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 2 (11.11%) DV Cleared
3 1 (5.56%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (5.56%) GDPR
1 1 (5.56%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 16 (88.89%) Active Directory
2 6 (33.33%) XenApp
3 5 (27.78%) NFS
4 4 (22.22%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (16.67%) VMware NSX
6 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 2 (11.11%) Terminal Services
6 2 (11.11%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (5.56%) Hyper-V
7 1 (5.56%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (22.22%) MobiControl
1 4 (22.22%) NetBackup
2 3 (16.67%) SCCM
2 3 (16.67%) vCenter Server
3 2 (11.11%) Active Directory Federation Services
3 2 (11.11%) EMC NetWorker
3 2 (11.11%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (11.11%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 2 (11.11%) vRealize
3 2 (11.11%) VxRail
4 1 (5.56%) Ansible
4 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (5.56%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (5.56%) SCOM
4 1 (5.56%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (5.56%) Terraform
Vendors
1 13 (72.22%) VMware
2 9 (50.00%) HP
3 8 (44.44%) Cisco
4 7 (38.89%) Dell
5 6 (33.33%) Citrix
6 5 (27.78%) CheckPoint
6 5 (27.78%) McAfee
6 5 (27.78%) Microsoft
6 5 (27.78%) NetApp
7 4 (22.22%) Juniper
7 4 (22.22%) SOTI
8 3 (16.67%) Brocade
8 3 (16.67%) QNAP
8 3 (16.67%) Symantec
9 2 (11.11%) EMC
9 2 (11.11%) Hitachi
9 2 (11.11%) Isilon
10 1 (5.56%) MobileIron
10 1 (5.56%) RightFax
10 1 (5.56%) Splunk