Period
to 21 May 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 May 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 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 551 521 523
Rank change year-on-year -30 +2 +3
Contract jobs citing WSUS 82 43 76
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.18% 0.11% 0.18%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.34% 0.94% 1.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 28 48
London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.06% +1.54%
10th Percentile £180 £199 £239
90th Percentile £488 £477 £450
England median daily rate £335 £325 £350
% change year-on-year +3.08% -7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
London median hourly rate £13.50 - -
England median hourly rate £15.50 £20.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -22.50% -50.00% +77.78%

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 6,116 4,558 4,566
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 13.41% 11.59% 10.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,528 3,242 3,220
London median daily rate £525 £500 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +8.11% +5.71%
10th Percentile £313 £320 £300
90th Percentile £668 £638 £613
England median daily rate £498 £460 £425
% change year-on-year +8.15% +8.24% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 41 47
London median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +11.11% +20.32%
10th Percentile £13.25 £15.00 £17.00
90th Percentile £64.13 £47.00 £53.00
England median hourly rate £18.25 £22.00 £21.33
% change year-on-year -17.05% +3.14% +6.65%

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 May 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 May 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 -30 20 £363 +26.09% 4
West London -26 11 £425 +16.44% 1
South London - 4 £108 -
WSUS
England

For the 6 months to 21 May 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 76 (92.68%) Windows
2 54 (65.85%) Active Directory
3 41 (50.00%) Windows Server
4 39 (47.56%) VMware
5 36 (43.90%) Microsoft
6 35 (42.68%) SCCM
7 30 (36.59%) Windows Server 2012
8 27 (32.93%) VMware Infrastructure
8 27 (32.93%) Windows Server 2008
9 24 (29.27%) DNS
10 22 (26.83%) Citrix
11 20 (24.39%) Windows 7
12 18 (21.95%) DHCP
13 17 (20.73%) Office 365
14 16 (19.51%) Qualys
15 14 (17.07%) Linux
15 14 (17.07%) Microsoft Office
16 13 (15.85%) TCP/IP
17 12 (14.63%) WAN
17 12 (14.63%) Cisco
17 12 (14.63%) LAN
17 12 (14.63%) PowerShell
17 12 (14.63%) Windows 10
18 11 (13.41%) Hyper-V
18 11 (13.41%) Firewall
18 11 (13.41%) Finance
19 10 (12.20%) SQL Server
19 10 (12.20%) Microsoft Certification
19 10 (12.20%) Amazon AWS
19 10 (12.20%) vSphere

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 8 (9.76%) IIS
2 7 (8.54%) MS Exchange
3 4 (4.88%) Apache
3 4 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (3.66%) Skype for Business
5 2 (2.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (2.44%) SharePoint
Applications
1 14 (17.07%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.44%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 17 (20.73%) Office 365
2 10 (12.20%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (8.54%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (7.32%) Amazon EC2
4 6 (7.32%) Amazon ELB
4 6 (7.32%) Route 53
4 6 (7.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 2 (2.44%) IaaS
5 2 (2.44%) Mimecast
5 2 (2.44%) PaaS
5 2 (2.44%) SaaS
6 1 (1.22%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (1.22%) Google Drive
6 1 (1.22%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 24 (29.27%) DNS
2 18 (21.95%) DHCP
3 13 (15.85%) TCP/IP
4 12 (14.63%) LAN
4 12 (14.63%) WAN
5 11 (13.41%) Firewall
6 9 (10.98%) SAN
7 7 (8.54%) VPN
8 5 (6.10%) Wireless
9 4 (4.88%) SMS
9 4 (4.88%) VoIP
10 3 (3.66%) Skype
11 2 (2.44%) Cisco IOS
11 2 (2.44%) FTP
11 2 (2.44%) Internet
11 2 (2.44%) NAS
11 2 (2.44%) NetScaler
11 2 (2.44%) SSH
11 2 (2.44%) Structured Cabling
12 1 (1.22%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (12.20%) SQL Server
2 7 (8.54%) Amazon RDS
3 4 (4.88%) Power BI
4 2 (2.44%) Blockchain
4 2 (2.44%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 8 (9.76%) Git (software)
2 6 (7.32%) Artifactory
2 6 (7.32%) Jenkins
2 6 (7.32%) Sonatype Nexus
3 4 (4.88%) MSI
4 2 (2.44%) Chocolatey
4 2 (2.44%) Subversion
5 1 (1.22%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.22%) WinDbg
General
1 11 (13.41%) Finance
2 7 (8.54%) Banking
3 2 (2.44%) Financial Institution
3 2 (2.44%) Law
4 1 (1.22%) Front Office
4 1 (1.22%) Legal
4 1 (1.22%) Publishing
4 1 (1.22%) Retail
Job Titles
1 23 (28.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 13 (15.85%) Analyst
3 7 (8.54%) SCCM Engineer
3 7 (8.54%) Support Engineer
3 7 (8.54%) VMware Engineer
4 6 (7.32%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 6 (7.32%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (7.32%) DevOps Engineer
4 6 (7.32%) IT Engineer
4 6 (7.32%) IT Support
4 6 (7.32%) Security Analyst
4 6 (7.32%) Windows Engineer
5 5 (6.10%) Desktop Support
6 4 (4.88%) Architect
6 4 (4.88%) Desktop Engineer
6 4 (4.88%) IT Security Analyst
6 4 (4.88%) IT Support Engineer
6 4 (4.88%) IT Technician
6 4 (4.88%) Security Engineer
6 4 (4.88%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.32%) JSON
1 6 (7.32%) YAML
2 3 (3.66%) LDAP
2 3 (3.66%) XMPP
3 1 (1.22%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.32%) PKI
2 4 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.88%) Blackberry
2 4 (4.88%) Clustering
3 2 (2.44%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.44%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (2.44%) Replication
3 2 (2.44%) User Experience
4 1 (1.22%) BYOD
4 1 (1.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (1.22%) iPhone
4 1 (1.22%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.22%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.22%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 76 (92.68%) Windows
2 41 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 30 (36.59%) Windows Server 2012
4 27 (32.93%) Windows Server 2008
5 20 (24.39%) Windows 7
6 14 (17.07%) Linux
7 12 (14.63%) Windows 10
8 7 (8.54%) Mac OS X
9 2 (2.44%) Android
9 2 (2.44%) CentOS
10 1 (1.22%) Windows 2000
10 1 (1.22%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (10.98%) Build Automation
2 8 (9.76%) Configuration Management
2 8 (9.76%) Patch Management
2 8 (9.76%) Server Building
2 8 (9.76%) Server Hardening
2 8 (9.76%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 7 (8.54%) ITIL
3 7 (8.54%) Migration
3 7 (8.54%) Server Patching
4 6 (7.32%) Business Intelligence
4 6 (7.32%) Cybersecurity
4 6 (7.32%) DevOps
4 6 (7.32%) Service Management
5 5 (6.10%) Change Management
5 5 (6.10%) Problem-Solving
6 4 (4.88%) Capacity Management
6 4 (4.88%) OCR
6 4 (4.88%) Security Hardening
7 3 (3.66%) High Availability
7 3 (3.66%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 12 (14.63%) PowerShell
2 7 (8.54%) SQL
3 4 (4.88%) C
3 4 (4.88%) VB
3 4 (4.88%) VBScript
4 2 (2.44%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 10 (12.20%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (10.98%) Security Cleared
3 7 (8.54%) MCSE
4 6 (7.32%) SC Cleared
5 5 (6.10%) MCP
6 4 (4.88%) A+ Certification
6 4 (4.88%) MCITP
6 4 (4.88%) Network+ Certification
7 3 (3.66%) CCNP
7 3 (3.66%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (3.66%) MCSA
7 3 (3.66%) MCTS
7 3 (3.66%) MOS
7 3 (3.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (2.44%) CCNA
8 2 (2.44%) DV Cleared
8 2 (2.44%) VCAP
9 1 (1.22%) CCA
9 1 (1.22%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (1.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.44%) SLA
3 1 (1.22%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 54 (65.85%) Active Directory
2 27 (32.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (13.41%) Hyper-V
4 10 (12.20%) vSphere
5 7 (8.54%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (7.32%) Docker
6 6 (7.32%) XenApp
7 5 (6.10%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (4.88%) XenServer
9 3 (3.66%) Firmware
9 3 (3.66%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (3.66%) XenDesktop
10 2 (2.44%) BitLocker
10 2 (2.44%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 2 (2.44%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (2.44%) VMware Server
11 1 (1.22%) Xen
Systems Management
1 35 (42.68%) SCCM
2 8 (9.76%) SCOM
3 7 (8.54%) Backup Exec
4 6 (7.32%) Ansible
4 6 (7.32%) Puppet
5 4 (4.88%) vCenter Server
6 3 (3.66%) Nagios
6 3 (3.66%) NetBackup
6 3 (3.66%) Terraform
7 2 (2.44%) Tivoli
7 2 (2.44%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (1.22%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (1.22%) Perfmon
8 1 (1.22%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 39 (47.56%) VMware
2 36 (43.90%) Microsoft
3 22 (26.83%) Citrix
4 16 (19.51%) Qualys
5 12 (14.63%) Cisco
6 9 (10.98%) HP
7 7 (8.54%) Ivanti
7 7 (8.54%) McAfee
7 7 (8.54%) NetApp
7 7 (8.54%) Sophos
8 6 (7.32%) Remedy
8 6 (7.32%) Veritas
9 5 (6.10%) Adobe
9 5 (6.10%) SolarWinds
9 5 (6.10%) Symantec
10 4 (4.88%) Spiceworks
11 3 (3.66%) Dell
11 3 (3.66%) Dell Compellent
11 3 (3.66%) Red Hat
11 3 (3.66%) SAP