Period
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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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 548 491 379
Rank change year-on-year -57 -112 +157
Contract jobs citing WSUS 38 13 23
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.096% 0.047% 0.13%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.57% 0.27% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 11 17
10th Percentile £185 £285 £278
25th Percentile £205 £293 £319
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £350 £375 £375
Median % change year-on-year -6.67% - -
75th Percentile £525 £440 £475
90th Percentile £538 £500 £538
England median daily rate £461 £400 £405
% change year-on-year +15.31% -1.23% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
10th Percentile - - -
25th Percentile - - £41.25
Median hourly rate - - £42.50
75th Percentile - - £43.75
90th Percentile - - -
England median hourly rate £37.50 £52.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -27.88% +22.35% +176.51%

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 6,705 4,827 2,949
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 16.93% 17.57% 16.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,093 3,512 2,163
10th Percentile £413 £406 £363
25th Percentile £510 £475 £450
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £550 £550
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% - -
75th Percentile £706 £638 £618
90th Percentile £800 £713 £700
England median daily rate £575 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +9.52% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 17 30
10th Percentile £15.00 £15.04 £12.42
25th Percentile £21.00 £16.28 £14.50
Median hourly rate £23.91 £23.00 £19.20
Median % change year-on-year +3.96% +19.82% -8.60%
75th Percentile £41.52 £42.50 £33.06
90th Percentile £78.45 £62.60 £47.83
England median hourly rate £22.00 £23.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year -4.35% +17.95% +5.41%

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 1 July 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 1 July 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
Central London -36 2 £290 -25.16% 3
East London - 1 £350 - 3
WSUS
England

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 38 (100.00%) Windows
2 31 (81.58%) Active Directory
3 24 (63.16%) Microsoft
3 24 (63.16%) Windows Server
4 23 (60.53%) Microsoft 365
5 22 (57.89%) Azure
6 21 (55.26%) PowerShell
7 20 (52.63%) VMware
8 18 (47.37%) DNS
9 16 (42.11%) DHCP
9 16 (42.11%) HP
10 15 (39.47%) Firewall
10 15 (39.47%) SCCM
11 14 (36.84%) Microsoft Office
11 14 (36.84%) Windows 10
12 12 (31.58%) Windows Server 2012
12 12 (31.58%) VMware Infrastructure
13 11 (28.95%) VMware ESXi
13 11 (28.95%) Windows Server 2016
13 11 (28.95%) Dell
14 9 (23.68%) Citrix
14 9 (23.68%) Cisco
14 9 (23.68%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 9 (23.68%) Windows 7
14 9 (23.68%) vSphere
15 8 (21.05%) XenApp
15 8 (21.05%) SAN
15 8 (21.05%) NetBackup
16 7 (18.42%) Finance
16 7 (18.42%) IIS

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 (18.42%) IIS
2 1 (2.63%) Apache
2 1 (2.63%) JBoss
2 1 (2.63%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.63%) Skype for Business
2 1 (2.63%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.63%) WebLogic
2 1 (2.63%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.63%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 14 (36.84%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 23 (60.53%) Microsoft 365
2 22 (57.89%) Azure
3 7 (18.42%) Azure Active Directory
4 5 (13.16%) AWS
5 3 (7.89%) Power Automate
6 1 (2.63%) Mimecast
6 1 (2.63%) Power Platform
6 1 (2.63%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (47.37%) DNS
2 16 (42.11%) DHCP
3 15 (39.47%) Firewall
4 8 (21.05%) SAN
5 6 (15.79%) NAS
5 6 (15.79%) VPN
6 5 (13.16%) Wireless
7 4 (10.53%) LAN
7 4 (10.53%) Network Security
7 4 (10.53%) TCP/IP
7 4 (10.53%) WAN
7 4 (10.53%) WebEx
8 3 (7.89%) Internet
8 3 (7.89%) VSAN
9 1 (2.63%) BGP
9 1 (2.63%) FTP
9 1 (2.63%) HTTP
9 1 (2.63%) iSCSI
9 1 (2.63%) MPLS
9 1 (2.63%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (15.79%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.63%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 4 (10.53%) Jenkins
General
1 7 (18.42%) Finance
2 6 (15.79%) Social Skills
3 3 (7.89%) Banking
4 2 (5.26%) Financial Institution
4 2 (5.26%) Front Office
4 2 (5.26%) Legal
5 1 (2.63%) Inclusion and Diversity
Job Titles
1 8 (21.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (15.79%) Analyst
2 6 (15.79%) Desktop Support
3 4 (10.53%) Desktop Specialist
3 4 (10.53%) Desktop Support Specialist
3 4 (10.53%) Support Analyst
3 4 (10.53%) Support Specialist
4 3 (7.89%) Architect
4 3 (7.89%) Consultant
4 3 (7.89%) Field Engineer
4 3 (7.89%) Infrastructure Architect
4 3 (7.89%) Senior Architect
4 3 (7.89%) Senior Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (5.26%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) Desktop Analyst
5 2 (5.26%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 2 (5.26%) IT Technician
5 2 (5.26%) Server Consultant
5 2 (5.26%) Server Support
5 2 (5.26%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.63%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.16%) Data Centre
2 3 (7.89%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.26%) Blackberry
3 2 (5.26%) Driving Licence
3 2 (5.26%) Hedge funds
3 2 (5.26%) NHS
3 2 (5.26%) User Experience
4 1 (2.63%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.63%) Clustering
4 1 (2.63%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 38 (100.00%) Windows
2 24 (63.16%) Windows Server
3 14 (36.84%) Windows 10
4 12 (31.58%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (28.95%) Windows Server 2016
6 9 (23.68%) Windows 7
7 7 (18.42%) Windows 8
8 5 (13.16%) Linux
9 4 (10.53%) Mac OS
9 4 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (10.53%) Windows Server 2019
10 3 (7.89%) VMS
11 1 (2.63%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (23.68%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 6 (15.79%) ITIL
2 6 (15.79%) Server Patching
3 5 (13.16%) Application Packaging
3 5 (13.16%) Break/Fix
3 5 (13.16%) ITSM
4 4 (10.53%) Change Control
4 4 (10.53%) CI/CD
4 4 (10.53%) Kalman Filter
4 4 (10.53%) Migration
4 4 (10.53%) Problem Management
5 3 (7.89%) Application Virtualisation
5 3 (7.89%) Asset Management
5 3 (7.89%) Email Filtering
5 3 (7.89%) Project Management
5 3 (7.89%) Service Management
6 2 (5.26%) Data Protection
6 2 (5.26%) Mobile Device Management
6 2 (5.26%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (5.26%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (55.26%) PowerShell
2 3 (7.89%) SQL
2 3 (7.89%) VBScript
3 1 (2.63%) C
3 1 (2.63%) Perl
3 1 (2.63%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (7.89%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (7.89%) SC Cleared
1 3 (7.89%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.26%) CCA
2 2 (5.26%) CCAA
2 2 (5.26%) Citrix Certification
2 2 (5.26%) MCSA
2 2 (5.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (2.63%) CIPD
3 1 (2.63%) DBS Check
3 1 (2.63%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.63%) MCP
3 1 (2.63%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.89%) GDPR
2 1 (2.63%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.63%) SLA
System Software
1 31 (81.58%) Active Directory
2 12 (31.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (28.95%) VMware ESXi
4 9 (23.68%) vSphere
5 8 (21.05%) XenApp
6 4 (10.53%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (7.89%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (7.89%) NFS
7 3 (7.89%) VMware NSX
8 2 (5.26%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (2.63%) Hyper-V
9 1 (2.63%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 15 (39.47%) SCCM
2 8 (21.05%) NetBackup
3 5 (13.16%) Microsoft Clustering
4 4 (10.53%) AirWatch
4 4 (10.53%) Microsoft Intune
4 4 (10.53%) SCOM
4 4 (10.53%) Terraform
4 4 (10.53%) XenMobile
5 3 (7.89%) Failover Clustering
5 3 (7.89%) Single Sign-On
5 3 (7.89%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 3 (7.89%) Sysprep
5 3 (7.89%) vCenter Server
5 3 (7.89%) vRealize
6 2 (5.26%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (5.26%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (5.26%) SCOrch
6 2 (5.26%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (2.63%) Control-M
Vendors
1 24 (63.16%) Microsoft
2 20 (52.63%) VMware
3 16 (42.11%) HP
4 11 (28.95%) Dell
5 9 (23.68%) Cisco
5 9 (23.68%) Citrix
6 6 (15.79%) Commvault
7 5 (13.16%) Apple
7 5 (13.16%) Avaya
7 5 (13.16%) Symantec
8 4 (10.53%) Intel
8 4 (10.53%) MobileIron
8 4 (10.53%) Trend Micro
9 3 (7.89%) CheckPoint
9 3 (7.89%) NetApp
10 2 (5.26%) Altiris
10 2 (5.26%) Bloomberg
10 2 (5.26%) McAfee
10 2 (5.26%) Reuters
10 2 (5.26%) Veritas