Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 586 521 556
Rank change year-on-year -65 +35 +7
Contract jobs citing WSUS 46 95 62
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.099% 0.21% 0.13%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.81% 1.80% 1.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 66 45
London median daily rate £400 £346 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.52% +6.54% +1.56%
10th Percentile £142 £209 £225
90th Percentile £575 £481 £433
England median daily rate £350 £325 £300
% change year-on-year +7.69% +8.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
London median hourly rate - - £17.60
England median hourly rate £20.00 £43.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -53.49% +138.89% -25.77%

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 5660 5284 4076
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 12.13% 11.85% 8.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 4174 3551 2815
London median daily rate £513 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.89% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £263
90th Percentile £638 £620 £613
England median daily rate £475 £450 £413
% change year-on-year +5.56% +9.09% +3.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 59 74
London median hourly rate £25.50 £20.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.50% +11.11% -5.26%
10th Percentile £11.92 £14.36 £13.00
90th Percentile £165.00 £36.57 £43.00
England median hourly rate £17.07 £20.73 £20.00
% change year-on-year -17.67% +3.65% +2.56%

WSUS
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

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 6 months to 20 November 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 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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
Job
Vacancies
Central London -11 11 £350 +19.15% 1
South London -31 2 £450 -
West London -8 1 £180 -63.08% 2
WSUS
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 44 (95.65%) Windows
2 36 (78.26%) Windows Server
3 31 (67.39%) Active Directory
4 23 (50.00%) DNS
4 23 (50.00%) Firewall
5 21 (45.65%) Linux
5 21 (45.65%) Microsoft
5 21 (45.65%) Windows Server 2012
6 19 (41.30%) SQL Server
7 18 (39.13%) Configuration Management
8 16 (34.78%) VMware
9 15 (32.61%) TCP/IP
9 15 (32.61%) Amazon AWS
10 13 (28.26%) Amazon EC2
10 13 (28.26%) Artifactory
10 13 (28.26%) Jenkins
10 13 (28.26%) Amazon ELB
10 13 (28.26%) Amazon RDS
10 13 (28.26%) Route 53
10 13 (28.26%) Build Automation
10 13 (28.26%) JSON
10 13 (28.26%) Security Cleared
10 13 (28.26%) YAML
10 13 (28.26%) Git (software)
10 13 (28.26%) DevOps
10 13 (28.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 13 (28.26%) Sonatype Nexus
10 13 (28.26%) Business Intelligence
11 12 (26.09%) Docker
11 12 (26.09%) SCCM

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 (10.87%) MS Exchange
2 3 (6.52%) IIS
3 1 (2.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 3 (6.52%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.17%) Acrobat
Cloud Services
1 15 (32.61%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (28.26%) Amazon EC2
2 13 (28.26%) Amazon ELB
2 13 (28.26%) Route 53
2 13 (28.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 7 (15.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (15.22%) Office 365
4 1 (2.17%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (2.17%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 23 (50.00%) DNS
1 23 (50.00%) Firewall
2 15 (32.61%) TCP/IP
3 9 (19.57%) DHCP
4 8 (17.39%) SAN
5 5 (10.87%) LAN
5 5 (10.87%) WAN
6 3 (6.52%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (6.52%) VPN
7 2 (4.35%) NAS
7 2 (4.35%) Remote Desktop
7 2 (4.35%) SNMP
7 2 (4.35%) WLAN
8 1 (2.17%) FTP
8 1 (2.17%) iSCSI
8 1 (2.17%) MPLS
8 1 (2.17%) Network Security
8 1 (2.17%) SMTP
8 1 (2.17%) SSL
8 1 (2.17%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (41.30%) SQL Server
2 13 (28.26%) Amazon RDS
3 8 (17.39%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 13 (28.26%) Artifactory
1 13 (28.26%) Git (software)
1 13 (28.26%) Jenkins
1 13 (28.26%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (2.17%) Chocolatey
2 1 (2.17%) InstallShield
2 1 (2.17%) MSI
General
1 3 (6.52%) Finance
2 1 (2.17%) Banking
2 1 (2.17%) Electronics
2 1 (2.17%) Investment Banking
2 1 (2.17%) Local Government
2 1 (2.17%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.17%) Marketing
2 1 (2.17%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (2.17%) Private Banking
2 1 (2.17%) Retail
2 1 (2.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (28.26%) DevOps Engineer
2 5 (10.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (8.70%) Windows Engineer
4 3 (6.52%) Administrator
4 3 (6.52%) Analyst
4 3 (6.52%) Team Leader
4 3 (6.52%) Technical Support
5 2 (4.35%) Infrastructure Team Leader
5 2 (4.35%) IT Support
5 2 (4.35%) Security Analyst
5 2 (4.35%) Server Engineer
5 2 (4.35%) Support Engineer
5 2 (4.35%) Support Officer
5 2 (4.35%) Technical Support Officer
5 2 (4.35%) Windows Administrator
5 2 (4.35%) Windows Systems Administrator
6 1 (2.17%) AWS DevOps
6 1 (2.17%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 1 (2.17%) Data Centre Operations Engineer
6 1 (2.17%) Windows DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (28.26%) JSON
1 13 (28.26%) YAML
2 2 (4.35%) Web Services
3 1 (2.17%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.87%) Replication
2 2 (4.35%) Data Centre
2 2 (4.35%) PKI
3 1 (2.17%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.17%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.17%) Driving Licence
3 1 (2.17%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (2.17%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.17%) NHS
3 1 (2.17%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 44 (95.65%) Windows
2 36 (78.26%) Windows Server
3 21 (45.65%) Linux
3 21 (45.65%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (23.91%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (10.87%) Windows 7
6 4 (8.70%) Windows 10
6 4 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (6.52%) Windows 8
8 2 (4.35%) Mac OS
8 2 (4.35%) Mac OS X
8 2 (4.35%) Windows Vista
9 1 (2.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (2.17%) Unix
9 1 (2.17%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (2.17%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (39.13%) Configuration Management
2 13 (28.26%) Build Automation
2 13 (28.26%) Business Intelligence
2 13 (28.26%) DevOps
3 10 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (13.04%) ITIL
5 4 (8.70%) Network Design
5 4 (8.70%) Patch Management
6 3 (6.52%) Coaching
6 3 (6.52%) Migration
6 3 (6.52%) Open Source
6 3 (6.52%) Technical Architecture
7 2 (4.35%) Collaborative Working
7 2 (4.35%) Project Management
7 2 (4.35%) Server Hardening
7 2 (4.35%) Server Patching
7 2 (4.35%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 1 (2.17%) Break/Fix
8 1 (2.17%) Compliance Management
8 1 (2.17%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 10 (21.74%) PowerShell
2 9 (19.57%) SQL
3 3 (6.52%) VBScript
4 2 (4.35%) Perl
4 2 (4.35%) Python
4 2 (4.35%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.17%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.17%) VB
Qualifications
1 13 (28.26%) Security Cleared
2 8 (17.39%) SC Cleared
3 7 (15.22%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (13.04%) MCSE
5 4 (8.70%) CCA
5 4 (8.70%) Citrix Certification
5 4 (8.70%) DV Cleared
5 4 (8.70%) MCITP
5 4 (8.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (4.35%) CCNA
6 2 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (4.35%) Degree
6 2 (4.35%) ISEB
6 2 (4.35%) ISTQB
6 2 (4.35%) MCP
7 1 (2.17%) A+ Certification
7 1 (2.17%) CCNP
7 1 (2.17%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (2.17%) MCSA
7 1 (2.17%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.70%) SLA
2 1 (2.17%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 31 (67.39%) Active Directory
2 12 (26.09%) Docker
3 10 (21.74%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (8.70%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (8.70%) vSphere
5 3 (6.52%) Hyper-V
6 2 (4.35%) Samba
7 1 (2.17%) ISA Server
7 1 (2.17%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (2.17%) VMware NSX
7 1 (2.17%) XenApp
7 1 (2.17%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 12 (26.09%) Puppet
1 12 (26.09%) SCCM
2 11 (23.91%) Ansible
3 7 (15.22%) Terraform
4 5 (10.87%) SCOM
5 2 (4.35%) Backup Exec
5 2 (4.35%) HP Data Protector
5 2 (4.35%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (2.17%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (2.17%) Nessus
6 1 (2.17%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (2.17%) PowerCLI
6 1 (2.17%) vCenter Server
6 1 (2.17%) vRealize
Vendors
1 21 (45.65%) Microsoft
2 16 (34.78%) VMware
3 8 (17.39%) Cisco
4 7 (15.22%) Sophos
5 5 (10.87%) Citrix
6 4 (8.70%) Dell
6 4 (8.70%) HP
7 3 (6.52%) Symantec
7 3 (6.52%) Veeam
8 2 (4.35%) Apple
8 2 (4.35%) CheckPoint
8 2 (4.35%) Oracle
8 2 (4.35%) Qualys
9 1 (2.17%) CommVault
9 1 (2.17%) EMC
9 1 (2.17%) Forcepoint
9 1 (2.17%) Juniper
9 1 (2.17%) NetApp
9 1 (2.17%) Red Hat
9 1 (2.17%) SAP