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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 405 367 410
Rank change year-on-year -38 +43  
Contract jobs citing WSUS 19 51 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.092% 0.24% 0.14%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.80% 2.14% 1.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 28 20
Median daily rate £340 £363 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.20% +11.53%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £229 £311
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £463 £340
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £308 £291
% change year-on-year +2.43% +5.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £24.91 £40.00
% change year-on-year +10.41% -37.73%  

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 2361 2379 1883
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 11.37% 11.13% 8.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 1709 1697 1285
Median daily rate £520 £480 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% +9.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £335 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £447 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +11.62% +5.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 15 27
Median hourly rate £40.00 £19.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +110.52% -24.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £17.99 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.25 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £34.85 £20.19
% change year-on-year -49.78% +72.65%  

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 26 June 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 26 June 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 -8 3 £450 +60.71% 2
Brentford - 1 £365 -
WSUS
England

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 26 (70.27%) Windows
2 25 (67.57%) Active Directory
3 24 (64.86%) Microsoft
4 22 (59.46%) SCCM
5 15 (40.54%) Windows Server
6 14 (37.84%) PowerShell
7 11 (29.73%) VMware
8 10 (27.03%) DHCP
8 10 (27.03%) DNS
9 9 (24.32%) Citrix
9 9 (24.32%) ITIL
10 8 (21.62%) SQL Server
10 8 (21.62%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (21.62%) Office 365
10 8 (21.62%) Windows Server 2012
11 7 (18.92%) Windows 10
11 7 (18.92%) VBScript
11 7 (18.92%) Migration
12 6 (16.22%) Microsoft Office
12 6 (16.22%) Linux
12 6 (16.22%) Data Centre
12 6 (16.22%) Hyper-V
13 5 (13.51%) Windows 7
13 5 (13.51%) Microsoft Azure
13 5 (13.51%) Patch Management
13 5 (13.51%) SharePoint
13 5 (13.51%) MS Exchange
13 5 (13.51%) LAN
13 5 (13.51%) WAN
13 5 (13.51%) SQL

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 5 (13.51%) MS Exchange
1 5 (13.51%) SharePoint
2 4 (10.81%) IIS
3 2 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (5.41%) Skype for Business
4 1 (2.70%) Apache
4 1 (2.70%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (2.70%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (16.22%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.70%) Acrobat
2 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (2.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (2.70%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 8 (21.62%) Office 365
2 5 (13.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (5.41%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (5.41%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (2.70%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 10 (27.03%) DHCP
1 10 (27.03%) DNS
2 5 (13.51%) Firewall
2 5 (13.51%) LAN
2 5 (13.51%) TCP/IP
2 5 (13.51%) WAN
3 4 (10.81%) Remote Desktop
3 4 (10.81%) VPN
4 3 (8.11%) Network Security
4 3 (8.11%) SAN
5 2 (5.41%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (5.41%) FTP
5 2 (5.41%) HTTP
5 2 (5.41%) IP Telephony
5 2 (5.41%) SSH
5 2 (5.41%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (2.70%) Skype
6 1 (2.70%) SNMP
6 1 (2.70%) SSL
6 1 (2.70%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (21.62%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.41%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (5.41%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.70%) MySQL
3 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (13.51%) Finance
2 1 (2.70%) Banking
2 1 (2.70%) Electronics
2 1 (2.70%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.70%) Marketing
2 1 (2.70%) Retail
2 1 (2.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (18.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (13.51%) Administrator
3 4 (10.81%) Consultant
3 4 (10.81%) Systems Administrator
4 3 (8.11%) Analyst
4 3 (8.11%) Architect
4 3 (8.11%) Server Engineer
4 3 (8.11%) Support Analyst
4 3 (8.11%) Support Engineer
4 3 (8.11%) Windows Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Active Directory Consultant
5 2 (5.41%) Desktop Analyst
5 2 (5.41%) Desktop Support
5 2 (5.41%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 2 (5.41%) Infrastructure Support
5 2 (5.41%) IT Administrator
5 2 (5.41%) IT Systems Administrator
5 2 (5.41%) Server Support Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Windows Server Support
5 2 (5.41%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.70%) .NET
1 1 (2.70%) Middleware
1 1 (2.70%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.22%) Data Centre
2 4 (10.81%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (8.11%) Clustering
4 2 (5.41%) Management Information System
4 2 (5.41%) PKI
4 2 (5.41%) Replication
4 2 (5.41%) Smartphone
5 1 (2.70%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.70%) Cloud Native
5 1 (2.70%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.70%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 26 (70.27%) Windows
2 15 (40.54%) Windows Server
3 8 (21.62%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (21.62%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (18.92%) Windows 10
5 6 (16.22%) Linux
6 5 (13.51%) Windows 7
7 4 (10.81%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (5.41%) Mac OS X
8 2 (5.41%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (2.70%) AIX
9 1 (2.70%) Android
9 1 (2.70%) Apple iOS
9 1 (2.70%) Solaris
9 1 (2.70%) Ubuntu
9 1 (2.70%) VMS
9 1 (2.70%) Windows 8
9 1 (2.70%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (24.32%) ITIL
2 7 (18.92%) Migration
3 5 (13.51%) Patch Management
4 3 (8.11%) IT Strategy
4 3 (8.11%) Server Building
5 2 (5.41%) Application Packaging
5 2 (5.41%) Change Management
5 2 (5.41%) Configuration Management
5 2 (5.41%) Identity Management
5 2 (5.41%) ITIL V3
5 2 (5.41%) Line Management
5 2 (5.41%) Load Balancing
5 2 (5.41%) Network Design
5 2 (5.41%) Security Hardening
5 2 (5.41%) Software Deployment
5 2 (5.41%) Software Distribution
5 2 (5.41%) Task Automation
5 2 (5.41%) Ticket Management
6 1 (2.70%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (2.70%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 14 (37.84%) PowerShell
2 7 (18.92%) VBScript
3 5 (13.51%) SQL
4 4 (10.81%) VB
5 2 (5.41%) Python
5 2 (5.41%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.70%) Bash Shell
6 1 (2.70%) C
6 1 (2.70%) C#
6 1 (2.70%) Java
6 1 (2.70%) Perl
6 1 (2.70%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 5 (13.51%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (10.81%) MCSE
3 3 (8.11%) DV Cleared
3 3 (8.11%) Security Cleared
4 2 (5.41%) CCNA
4 2 (5.41%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (5.41%) Degree
4 2 (5.41%) MCDST
4 2 (5.41%) MCP
5 1 (2.70%) CCNP
5 1 (2.70%) CISSP
5 1 (2.70%) GCIA
5 1 (2.70%) GCIH
5 1 (2.70%) GISP
5 1 (2.70%) MCITP
5 1 (2.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (2.70%) COBIT
2 1 (2.70%) COSO
2 1 (2.70%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.70%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (67.57%) Active Directory
2 6 (16.22%) Hyper-V
3 4 (10.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (10.81%) vSphere
4 3 (8.11%) XenApp
5 2 (5.41%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (5.41%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (5.41%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (5.41%) XenDesktop
6 1 (2.70%) BitLocker
6 1 (2.70%) Xen
Systems Management
1 22 (59.46%) SCCM
2 3 (8.11%) Backup Exec
3 2 (5.41%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 2 (5.41%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (2.70%) Ansible
4 1 (2.70%) BladeLogic
4 1 (2.70%) IBM BigFix
4 1 (2.70%) Jamf Pro
4 1 (2.70%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (2.70%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (2.70%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (2.70%) Puppet
4 1 (2.70%) SCOM
4 1 (2.70%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (2.70%) Sysprep
Vendors
1 24 (64.86%) Microsoft
2 11 (29.73%) VMware
3 9 (24.32%) Citrix
4 5 (13.51%) Cisco
4 5 (13.51%) HP
5 3 (8.11%) EMC
5 3 (8.11%) Symantec
5 3 (8.11%) Veeam
6 2 (5.41%) Apple
6 2 (5.41%) Dell
6 2 (5.41%) Qualys
6 2 (5.41%) Sophos
7 1 (2.70%) CheckPoint
7 1 (2.70%) Google
7 1 (2.70%) LANDesk
7 1 (2.70%) McAfee
7 1 (2.70%) SAP
7 1 (2.70%) ServiceNow
7 1 (2.70%) Splunk