Period
to 16 November 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 16 November 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
16 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 548 585 530
Rank change year-on-year +37 -55 +40
Contract jobs citing WSUS 80 45 102
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.17% 0.096% 0.23%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.11% 0.77% 1.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 30 71
London median daily rate £375 £400 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +12.68% +10.08%
10th Percentile £180 £141 £213
90th Percentile £565 £576 £475
England median daily rate £340 £350 £325
% change year-on-year -2.86% +7.69% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
London median hourly rate £23.48 - -
England median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £43.00
% change year-on-year -5.00% -53.49% +138.89%

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 7,200 5,878 5,581
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 15.56% 12.54% 12.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,356 4,331 3,764
London median daily rate £530 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £343 £313 £313
90th Percentile £675 £638 £625
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 58 60
London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.75 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.33% +32.05% +8.33%
10th Percentile £13.31 £11.94 £14.41
90th Percentile £39.02 £165.00 £35.16
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.26 £22.50
% change year-on-year +1.42% -23.31% +11.47%

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 16 November 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 16 November 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 -9 17 £388 +10.71% 3
South London -11 6 £350 -22.22%
West London -2 3 £425 +136.11%
WSUS
England

For the 6 months to 16 November 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 (95.00%) Windows
2 57 (71.25%) Active Directory
3 49 (61.25%) Microsoft
4 43 (53.75%) SCCM
4 43 (53.75%) Windows Server
5 40 (50.00%) Windows 10
6 36 (45.00%) VMware
7 33 (41.25%) PowerShell
8 31 (38.75%) Windows 7
9 26 (32.50%) DNS
10 25 (31.25%) Cisco
11 20 (25.00%) Finance
12 19 (23.75%) MS Exchange
13 18 (22.50%) Microsoft Office
13 18 (22.50%) DHCP
13 18 (22.50%) VMware Infrastructure
14 17 (21.25%) Windows Server 2008
15 16 (20.00%) Office 365
15 16 (20.00%) Citrix
15 16 (20.00%) McAfee
15 16 (20.00%) SQL Server
15 16 (20.00%) Patch Management
15 16 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 15 (18.75%) Service Management
16 15 (18.75%) Microsoft App-V
17 14 (17.50%) LAN
17 14 (17.50%) WAN
17 14 (17.50%) SLA
18 13 (16.25%) SQL
18 13 (16.25%) Agile Software Development

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 19 (23.75%) MS Exchange
2 5 (6.25%) SharePoint
3 4 (5.00%) Skype for Business
4 3 (3.75%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (3.75%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (3.75%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (3.75%) IIS
5 2 (2.50%) Apache
Applications
1 18 (22.50%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (12.50%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.25%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 16 (20.00%) Office 365
2 12 (15.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (10.00%) Amazon EC2
4 8 (10.00%) Amazon ELB
4 8 (10.00%) Route 53
4 8 (10.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 5 (6.25%) Azure Active Directory
6 4 (5.00%) IaaS
6 4 (5.00%) OneDrive
6 4 (5.00%) PaaS
7 1 (1.25%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (1.25%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (1.25%) GitHub
7 1 (1.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (32.50%) DNS
2 18 (22.50%) DHCP
3 14 (17.50%) LAN
3 14 (17.50%) WAN
4 12 (15.00%) VPN
5 11 (13.75%) Firewall
6 10 (12.50%) Cisco IOS
6 10 (12.50%) Structured Cabling
7 5 (6.25%) SAN
8 3 (3.75%) Internet
9 2 (2.50%) FTP
9 2 (2.50%) NAS
9 2 (2.50%) Remote Desktop
9 2 (2.50%) Skype
9 2 (2.50%) SSH
9 2 (2.50%) TCP/IP
10 1 (1.25%) IPv4
10 1 (1.25%) IPv6
10 1 (1.25%) NetScaler
10 1 (1.25%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 11 (13.75%) Amazon RDS
3 3 (3.75%) Power BI
4 2 (2.50%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (1.25%) InfluxDB
5 1 (1.25%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (6.25%) Git (software)
2 4 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (5.00%) Visual Studio
3 3 (3.75%) Visual Studio Team System
4 2 (2.50%) Subversion
4 2 (2.50%) WinDbg
5 1 (1.25%) Gerrit
5 1 (1.25%) Hudson
5 1 (1.25%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.25%) JIRA
5 1 (1.25%) MSI
5 1 (1.25%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 20 (25.00%) Finance
2 4 (5.00%) Banking
3 3 (3.75%) Marketing
4 2 (2.50%) Advertising
4 2 (2.50%) Back Office
5 1 (1.25%) Electronics
5 1 (1.25%) French Language
5 1 (1.25%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (23.75%) Analyst
2 13 (16.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 12 (15.00%) Support Analyst
4 10 (12.50%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 10 (12.50%) Infrastructure Support
5 9 (11.25%) Desktop Support
5 9 (11.25%) SCCM Engineer
5 9 (11.25%) Server Engineer
6 8 (10.00%) IT Support
6 8 (10.00%) Windows Engineer
7 6 (7.50%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
8 5 (6.25%) Build Engineer
8 5 (6.25%) Senior Server Engineer
8 5 (6.25%) Support Engineer
9 4 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support
9 4 (5.00%) Consultant
9 4 (5.00%) Deployment Engineer
9 4 (5.00%) Desktop Engineer
9 4 (5.00%) IT Analyst
9 4 (5.00%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.00%) JSON
2 2 (2.50%) Web Services
3 1 (1.25%) .NET
3 1 (1.25%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (1.25%) LDAP
3 1 (1.25%) Sensu
3 1 (1.25%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.50%) Blackberry
2 5 (6.25%) Clustering
3 2 (2.50%) Fat Client
3 2 (2.50%) iPhone
3 2 (2.50%) Replication
3 2 (2.50%) Smartphone
3 2 (2.50%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.25%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.25%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.25%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.25%) PKI
4 1 (1.25%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.25%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 76 (95.00%) Windows
2 43 (53.75%) Windows Server
3 40 (50.00%) Windows 10
4 31 (38.75%) Windows 7
5 17 (21.25%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (16.25%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (15.00%) Android
8 3 (3.75%) Linux
9 2 (2.50%) CentOS
9 2 (2.50%) Windows 8
9 2 (2.50%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (1.25%) AIX
10 1 (1.25%) HPUX
10 1 (1.25%) Mac OS X
10 1 (1.25%) Solaris
10 1 (1.25%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 16 (20.00%) Patch Management
2 15 (18.75%) Service Management
3 13 (16.25%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (15.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 12 (15.00%) Migration
4 12 (15.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 12 (15.00%) Server Management
5 11 (13.75%) Configuration Management
5 11 (13.75%) Proactive Monitoring
6 10 (12.50%) Investment Management
7 9 (11.25%) ITIL
8 7 (8.75%) Asset Management
8 7 (8.75%) Business Intelligence
8 7 (8.75%) DevOps
9 6 (7.50%) Application Packaging
10 5 (6.25%) Cybersecurity
11 4 (5.00%) Security Patching
11 4 (5.00%) Server Hardening
11 4 (5.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (41.25%) PowerShell
2 13 (16.25%) SQL
3 10 (12.50%) VBScript
4 3 (3.75%) Bash Shell
5 2 (2.50%) C
6 1 (1.25%) C#
6 1 (1.25%) Python
6 1 (1.25%) Ruby
6 1 (1.25%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.25%) VB
Qualifications
1 10 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 9 (11.25%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (7.50%) MCSA
4 5 (6.25%) Degree
5 4 (5.00%) SC Cleared
6 3 (3.75%) MCP
6 3 (3.75%) MCSE
6 3 (3.75%) MCTS
7 2 (2.50%) MCITP
7 2 (2.50%) MCSD
7 2 (2.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (1.25%) CompTIA Security+
8 1 (1.25%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.25%) MCDST
8 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Certified Architect
8 1 (1.25%) VCP5
8 1 (1.25%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (17.50%) SLA
2 2 (2.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.25%) QA
System Software
1 57 (71.25%) Active Directory
2 18 (22.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (18.75%) Microsoft App-V
4 10 (12.50%) VMware Server
5 9 (11.25%) BitLocker
5 9 (11.25%) Hyper-V
6 8 (10.00%) vSphere
7 5 (6.25%) XenDesktop
8 4 (5.00%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (5.00%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (5.00%) XenApp
9 3 (3.75%) DFS Replication
9 3 (3.75%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (2.50%) Firmware
10 2 (2.50%) XenServer
11 1 (1.25%) Docker
Systems Management
1 43 (53.75%) SCCM
2 10 (12.50%) Backup Exec
2 10 (12.50%) SCOM
3 9 (11.25%) Terraform
4 3 (3.75%) IBM BigFix
4 3 (3.75%) Microsoft Clustering
4 3 (3.75%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (2.50%) Ansible
5 2 (2.50%) Jamf Pro
5 2 (2.50%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (2.50%) Perfmon
5 2 (2.50%) vCenter Server
6 1 (1.25%) Automic
6 1 (1.25%) Consul
6 1 (1.25%) Grafana
6 1 (1.25%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (1.25%) Packer
6 1 (1.25%) Simpana
6 1 (1.25%) Sysprep
6 1 (1.25%) WMI
Vendors
1 49 (61.25%) Microsoft
2 36 (45.00%) VMware
3 25 (31.25%) Cisco
4 16 (20.00%) Citrix
4 16 (20.00%) McAfee
5 12 (15.00%) Ivanti
6 11 (13.75%) Veeam
7 10 (12.50%) HP
7 10 (12.50%) Shavlik
7 10 (12.50%) Sophos
8 9 (11.25%) Qualys
9 4 (5.00%) CheckPoint
9 4 (5.00%) Palo Alto
9 4 (5.00%) Remedy
9 4 (5.00%) Veritas
10 3 (3.75%) Dell
10 3 (3.75%) IBM
10 3 (3.75%) NetApp
10 3 (3.75%) Symantec
11 2 (2.50%) CommVault