Period
to 21 February 2018

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 21 February 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)
England > London
6 months to
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 546 538 530
Rank change year-on-year -8 -8 0
Contract jobs citing WSUS 72 62 65
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.15% 0.15% 0.15%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.22% 1.28% 1.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 43 45
London median daily rate £425 £326 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.57% +0.15% -
10th Percentile £250 £171 £207
90th Percentile £588 £450 £445
England median daily rate £350 £333 £330
% change year-on-year +5.11% +0.91% +1.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
London median hourly rate £13.50 - £21.00
England median hourly rate £20.00 £43.28 £35.00
% change year-on-year -53.79% +23.66% +55.56%

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 5,914 4,859 4,116
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 12.60% 11.76% 9.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,445 3,341 2,896
London median daily rate £525 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% +5.88%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £285
90th Percentile £650 £625 £605
England median daily rate £495 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +10.00% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 68 62
London median hourly rate £24.92 £22.42 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.16% -0.37% +23.29%
10th Percentile £11.81 £14.00 £13.50
90th Percentile £67.50 £47.00 £52.38
England median hourly rate £17.32 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -13.41% - +1.81%

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 21 February 2018.

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 21 February 2018. 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 -24 17 £425 +47.83% 5
West London -16 12 £425 - 1
South London -44 2 - - 1
WSUS
England

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 London region with a requirement for WSUS.

1 67 (93.06%) Windows
2 52 (72.22%) Active Directory
3 43 (59.72%) Windows Server
4 42 (58.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 35 (48.61%) VMware
6 32 (44.44%) DNS
7 28 (38.89%) Linux
8 26 (36.11%) Firewall
9 25 (34.72%) Microsoft
9 25 (34.72%) VMware Infrastructure
10 24 (33.33%) SQL Server
10 24 (33.33%) Configuration Management
11 22 (30.56%) TCP/IP
11 22 (30.56%) Windows Server 2008
12 21 (29.17%) Amazon AWS
12 21 (29.17%) Build Automation
13 20 (27.78%) Amazon RDS
13 20 (27.78%) Security Cleared
14 19 (26.39%) YAML
14 19 (26.39%) Amazon EC2
14 19 (26.39%) Git (software)
14 19 (26.39%) JSON
14 19 (26.39%) Artifactory
14 19 (26.39%) Jenkins
14 19 (26.39%) Amazon ELB
14 19 (26.39%) Route 53
14 19 (26.39%) DevOps
14 19 (26.39%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 19 (26.39%) Business Intelligence
14 19 (26.39%) Sonatype Nexus

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 7 (9.72%) IIS
2 4 (5.56%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.78%) Apache
3 2 (2.78%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.39%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (4.17%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 21 (29.17%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (26.39%) Amazon EC2
2 19 (26.39%) Amazon ELB
2 19 (26.39%) Route 53
2 19 (26.39%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 7 (9.72%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (5.56%) Office 365
5 1 (1.39%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.39%) Google Drive
5 1 (1.39%) OneDrive
5 1 (1.39%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (44.44%) DNS
2 26 (36.11%) Firewall
3 22 (30.56%) TCP/IP
4 11 (15.28%) DHCP
5 10 (13.89%) SAN
6 9 (12.50%) LAN
6 9 (12.50%) WAN
7 5 (6.94%) VPN
8 4 (5.56%) VoIP
9 2 (2.78%) SMS
9 2 (2.78%) Wireless
9 2 (2.78%) WLAN
10 1 (1.39%) Cisco ASA
10 1 (1.39%) Intranet
10 1 (1.39%) IPv4
10 1 (1.39%) MPLS
10 1 (1.39%) Network Security
10 1 (1.39%) SMTP
10 1 (1.39%) SNMP
10 1 (1.39%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 20 (27.78%) Amazon RDS
3 12 (16.67%) Power BI
4 2 (2.78%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 19 (26.39%) Artifactory
1 19 (26.39%) Git (software)
1 19 (26.39%) Jenkins
1 19 (26.39%) Sonatype Nexus
2 3 (4.17%) Chocolatey
3 1 (1.39%) MSI
3 1 (1.39%) WinDbg
General
1 8 (11.11%) Finance
2 2 (2.78%) Banking
2 2 (2.78%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.39%) Electronics
3 1 (1.39%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.39%) Legal
3 1 (1.39%) Local Government
3 1 (1.39%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.39%) Marketing
3 1 (1.39%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.39%) Private Banking
3 1 (1.39%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 19 (26.39%) DevOps Engineer
2 12 (16.67%) Analyst
3 10 (13.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 7 (9.72%) Security Analyst
5 5 (6.94%) Windows Engineer
6 4 (5.56%) Application Security Analyst
6 4 (5.56%) Architect
6 4 (5.56%) IT Analyst
6 4 (5.56%) IT Security Analyst
7 3 (4.17%) Administrator
7 3 (4.17%) Microsoft Engineer
7 3 (4.17%) SCCM Engineer
7 3 (4.17%) Team Leader
7 3 (4.17%) Technical Support
8 2 (2.78%) Applications Engineer
8 2 (2.78%) Infrastructure Team Leader
8 2 (2.78%) IT Engineer
8 2 (2.78%) IT Technician
8 2 (2.78%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (2.78%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (26.39%) JSON
1 19 (26.39%) YAML
2 2 (2.78%) Web Services
3 1 (1.39%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.94%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (6.94%) PKI
2 3 (4.17%) Data Centre
2 3 (4.17%) Replication
3 2 (2.78%) Clustering
3 2 (2.78%) User Experience
4 1 (1.39%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (1.39%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (1.39%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 67 (93.06%) Windows
2 43 (59.72%) Windows Server
3 42 (58.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 28 (38.89%) Linux
5 22 (30.56%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (13.89%) Windows 7
7 4 (5.56%) Mac OS X
8 3 (4.17%) Windows 10
9 2 (2.78%) Mac OS
9 2 (2.78%) Windows 8
9 2 (2.78%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (2.78%) Windows Vista
10 1 (1.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (1.39%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (33.33%) Configuration Management
2 21 (29.17%) Build Automation
3 19 (26.39%) Business Intelligence
3 19 (26.39%) DevOps
4 13 (18.06%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (11.11%) ITIL
5 8 (11.11%) Server Hardening
5 8 (11.11%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 7 (9.72%) Cybersecurity
7 5 (6.94%) Collaborative Working
7 5 (6.94%) Technical Architecture
8 4 (5.56%) Capacity Management
8 4 (5.56%) Project Management
8 4 (5.56%) Visualisation
9 3 (4.17%) Change Management
9 3 (4.17%) High Availability
9 3 (4.17%) Migration
9 3 (4.17%) Open Source
9 3 (4.17%) Server Building
9 3 (4.17%) Server Patching
Programming Languages
1 13 (18.06%) PowerShell
2 10 (13.89%) SQL
3 3 (4.17%) VBScript
4 2 (2.78%) C
4 2 (2.78%) Perl
4 2 (2.78%) Python
4 2 (2.78%) VB
5 1 (1.39%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 20 (27.78%) Security Cleared
2 14 (19.44%) SC Cleared
3 12 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (12.50%) MCSE
5 7 (9.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 6 (8.33%) MCITP
7 4 (5.56%) CCA
7 4 (5.56%) Citrix Certification
7 4 (5.56%) DV Cleared
7 4 (5.56%) MCP
8 3 (4.17%) A+ Certification
8 3 (4.17%) CCNA
8 3 (4.17%) CCNP
8 3 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (4.17%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (4.17%) Network+ Certification
9 2 (2.78%) ISEB
9 2 (2.78%) ISTQB
9 2 (2.78%) MCSA
9 2 (2.78%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.56%) SLA
2 1 (1.39%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.39%) Government Security Classifications
2 1 (1.39%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 1 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.39%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 52 (72.22%) Active Directory
2 25 (34.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (25.00%) Docker
4 11 (15.28%) vSphere
5 7 (9.72%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (8.33%) Hyper-V
7 4 (5.56%) XenApp
8 2 (2.78%) Samba
8 2 (2.78%) XenDesktop
9 1 (1.39%) BitLocker
9 1 (1.39%) Firmware
9 1 (1.39%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (1.39%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (1.39%) VMware NSX
9 1 (1.39%) Xen
Systems Management
1 18 (25.00%) Puppet
2 17 (23.61%) Ansible
3 16 (22.22%) SCCM
4 10 (13.89%) Terraform
5 9 (12.50%) SCOM
6 4 (5.56%) vCenter Server
7 3 (4.17%) Backup Exec
7 3 (4.17%) Nagios
7 3 (4.17%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (2.78%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (2.78%) Tivoli
8 2 (2.78%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 1 (1.39%) HP Data Protector
9 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Clustering
9 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Intune
9 1 (1.39%) NetBackup
9 1 (1.39%) Perfmon
9 1 (1.39%) PowerCLI
9 1 (1.39%) Single Sign-On
9 1 (1.39%) vRealize
Vendors
1 35 (48.61%) VMware
2 25 (34.72%) Microsoft
3 15 (20.83%) Citrix
3 15 (20.83%) Qualys
4 11 (15.28%) Cisco
5 8 (11.11%) Symantec
6 7 (9.72%) HP
7 6 (8.33%) NetApp
7 6 (8.33%) Remedy
8 5 (6.94%) Adobe
8 5 (6.94%) Dell
9 4 (5.56%) Red Hat
9 4 (5.56%) SolarWinds
10 3 (4.17%) Apple
10 3 (4.17%) Ivanti
10 3 (4.17%) Lumension
10 3 (4.17%) Sophos
11 2 (2.78%) IBM
11 2 (2.78%) McAfee
11 2 (2.78%) Veritas