Period
to 16 August 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 August 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 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 537 579 524
Rank change year-on-year +42 -55 +26
Contract jobs citing WSUS 88 36 100
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.19% 0.084% 0.22%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.34% 0.69% 1.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 26 66
London median daily rate £335 £345 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.90% -1.43% +7.69%
10th Percentile £170 £137 £241
90th Percentile £490 £509 £491
England median daily rate £335 £315 £350
% change year-on-year +6.35% -10.00% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £18.75 £18.19 £29.13
% change year-on-year +3.09% -37.55% +29.44%

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 6,545 5,204 5,304
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 14.38% 12.18% 11.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,834 3,733 3,697
London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +11.76%
10th Percentile £315 £313 £313
90th Percentile £675 £638 £625
England median daily rate £490 £475 £438
% change year-on-year +3.16% +8.57% +9.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 40 31
London median hourly rate £22.48 £26.05 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.73% +37.12% -5.00%
10th Percentile £14.80 £12.45 £14.45
90th Percentile £54.89 £50.52 £43.75
England median hourly rate £19.25 £17.38 £22.00
% change year-on-year +10.74% -20.99% +6.67%

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 August 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 August 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 18 £375 +14.50% 3
South London -34 8 £300 -33.33% 1
West London -22 3 £425 +16.44% 3
WSUS
England

For the 6 months to 16 August 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 86 (97.73%) Windows
2 62 (70.45%) Active Directory
3 50 (56.82%) Windows Server
4 47 (53.41%) SCCM
5 45 (51.14%) Microsoft
6 34 (38.64%) VMware
7 33 (37.50%) Windows 7
8 32 (36.36%) PowerShell
8 32 (36.36%) Windows 10
9 27 (30.68%) DNS
10 26 (29.55%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 23 (26.14%) Office 365
12 20 (22.73%) VMware Infrastructure
13 19 (21.59%) Windows Server 2008
13 19 (21.59%) Citrix
13 19 (21.59%) DHCP
14 17 (19.32%) SQL Server
14 17 (19.32%) Microsoft App-V
14 17 (19.32%) Finance
15 16 (18.18%) Microsoft Office
15 16 (18.18%) Hyper-V
16 15 (17.05%) Windows Server 2012
16 15 (17.05%) SQL
17 14 (15.91%) MS Exchange
17 14 (15.91%) Migration
18 13 (14.77%) Microsoft Azure
18 13 (14.77%) Server Management
18 13 (14.77%) Patch Management
19 12 (13.64%) Firewall
19 12 (13.64%) 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 14 (15.91%) MS Exchange
2 7 (7.95%) Exchange Server 2010
2 7 (7.95%) Exchange Server 2013
3 5 (5.68%) IIS
3 5 (5.68%) Skype for Business
4 3 (3.41%) Apache
4 3 (3.41%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 16 (18.18%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (4.55%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 23 (26.14%) Office 365
2 13 (14.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (9.09%) Amazon EC2
4 8 (9.09%) Amazon ELB
4 8 (9.09%) Route 53
4 8 (9.09%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 6 (6.82%) IaaS
5 6 (6.82%) PaaS
6 4 (4.55%) Azure Active Directory
6 4 (4.55%) OneDrive
7 2 (2.27%) Mimecast
7 2 (2.27%) SaaS
8 1 (1.14%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (1.14%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (1.14%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 27 (30.68%) DNS
2 19 (21.59%) DHCP
3 12 (13.64%) Firewall
3 12 (13.64%) LAN
3 12 (13.64%) WAN
4 9 (10.23%) SAN
5 8 (9.09%) VPN
6 5 (5.68%) TCP/IP
7 4 (4.55%) Cisco IOS
7 4 (4.55%) NAS
7 4 (4.55%) Structured Cabling
8 3 (3.41%) FTP
8 3 (3.41%) NetScaler
8 3 (3.41%) Skype
8 3 (3.41%) SMS
8 3 (3.41%) SSH
8 3 (3.41%) Wireless
9 2 (2.27%) Internet
10 1 (1.14%) MPLS
10 1 (1.14%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (19.32%) SQL Server
2 11 (12.50%) Amazon RDS
3 3 (3.41%) Power BI
4 2 (2.27%) Blockchain
4 2 (2.27%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (1.14%) InfluxDB
5 1 (1.14%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (6.82%) Git (software)
2 5 (5.68%) Visual Studio
3 4 (4.55%) MSI
3 4 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (3.41%) Subversion
4 3 (3.41%) Visual Studio Team System
5 2 (2.27%) WinDbg
6 1 (1.14%) Gerrit
6 1 (1.14%) Hudson
6 1 (1.14%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.14%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 17 (19.32%) Finance
2 7 (7.95%) Banking
3 3 (3.41%) Marketing
4 2 (2.27%) Advertising
4 2 (2.27%) Back Office
4 2 (2.27%) Financial Institution
4 2 (2.27%) Law
5 1 (1.14%) Electronics
5 1 (1.14%) Front Office
5 1 (1.14%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.14%) Retail
5 1 (1.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 13 (14.77%) Analyst
3 11 (12.50%) Server Engineer
3 11 (12.50%) Windows Engineer
4 10 (11.36%) Desktop Support
4 10 (11.36%) IT Support
5 7 (7.95%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 7 (7.95%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 7 (7.95%) Support Engineer
6 6 (6.82%) Consultant
6 6 (6.82%) Desktop Engineer
7 5 (5.68%) 2nd/3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (5.68%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 5 (5.68%) IT Engineer
7 5 (5.68%) IT Support Engineer
7 5 (5.68%) SCCM Engineer
7 5 (5.68%) Security Engineer
7 5 (5.68%) Senior Server Engineer
7 5 (5.68%) VMware Engineer
7 5 (5.68%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.55%) JSON
2 3 (3.41%) XMPP
3 2 (2.27%) LDAP
3 2 (2.27%) Web Services
4 1 (1.14%) .NET
4 1 (1.14%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (1.14%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.68%) Blackberry
1 5 (5.68%) Clustering
2 3 (3.41%) iPhone
2 3 (3.41%) Replication
3 2 (2.27%) Fat Client
3 2 (2.27%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (2.27%) Public Cloud
3 2 (2.27%) Smartphone
3 2 (2.27%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.14%) BYOD
4 1 (1.14%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.14%) PKI
4 1 (1.14%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.14%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 86 (97.73%) Windows
2 50 (56.82%) Windows Server
3 33 (37.50%) Windows 7
4 32 (36.36%) Windows 10
5 19 (21.59%) Windows Server 2008
6 15 (17.05%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (6.82%) Android
7 6 (6.82%) Linux
8 5 (5.68%) Mac OS X
9 3 (3.41%) CentOS
10 2 (2.27%) Windows 8
11 1 (1.14%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (1.14%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (29.55%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 14 (15.91%) Migration
3 13 (14.77%) Patch Management
3 13 (14.77%) Server Management
4 12 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (12.50%) Configuration Management
6 8 (9.09%) ITIL
7 7 (7.95%) Business Intelligence
7 7 (7.95%) DevOps
7 7 (7.95%) Server Building
7 7 (7.95%) Service Management
8 6 (6.82%) Application Packaging
8 6 (6.82%) Investment Management
8 6 (6.82%) Server Hardening
8 6 (6.82%) Server Patching
9 5 (5.68%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (5.68%) Security Patching
10 4 (4.55%) Cybersecurity
10 4 (4.55%) Root Cause Analysis
10 4 (4.55%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 32 (36.36%) PowerShell
2 15 (17.05%) SQL
3 10 (11.36%) VBScript
4 4 (4.55%) Bash Shell
5 3 (3.41%) C
5 3 (3.41%) VB
6 1 (1.14%) C#
6 1 (1.14%) Python
6 1 (1.14%) Ruby
6 1 (1.14%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (10.23%) Security Cleared
2 8 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (6.82%) MCSA
4 4 (4.55%) MCITP
4 4 (4.55%) MCP
4 4 (4.55%) SC Cleared
5 3 (3.41%) MCTS
6 2 (2.27%) A+ Certification
6 2 (2.27%) MCSD
6 2 (2.27%) MCSE
6 2 (2.27%) MOS
6 2 (2.27%) Network+ Certification
7 1 (1.14%) CCNP
7 1 (1.14%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.14%) DBS Check
7 1 (1.14%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (1.14%) MCDST
7 1 (1.14%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (1.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (9.09%) SLA
2 3 (3.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 62 (70.45%) Active Directory
2 20 (22.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (19.32%) Microsoft App-V
4 16 (18.18%) Hyper-V
5 7 (7.95%) BitLocker
5 7 (7.95%) vSphere
5 7 (7.95%) XenDesktop
6 6 (6.82%) XenApp
7 5 (5.68%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (5.68%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (5.68%) XenServer
8 4 (4.55%) Firmware
8 4 (4.55%) VMware Server
9 3 (3.41%) DFS Replication
9 3 (3.41%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (2.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 2 (2.27%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (1.14%) Docker
Systems Management
1 47 (53.41%) SCCM
2 11 (12.50%) SCOM
3 9 (10.23%) Terraform
4 6 (6.82%) Backup Exec
5 3 (3.41%) IBM BigFix
5 3 (3.41%) Microsoft Clustering
5 3 (3.41%) NetBackup
5 3 (3.41%) vCenter Server
6 2 (2.27%) Jamf Pro
6 2 (2.27%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (2.27%) Perfmon
7 1 (1.14%) Ansible
7 1 (1.14%) Consul
7 1 (1.14%) Grafana
7 1 (1.14%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (1.14%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (1.14%) Packer
7 1 (1.14%) Sysprep
7 1 (1.14%) WMI
7 1 (1.14%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 45 (51.14%) Microsoft
2 34 (38.64%) VMware
3 19 (21.59%) Citrix
4 12 (13.64%) Cisco
5 11 (12.50%) McAfee
6 8 (9.09%) Ivanti
7 7 (7.95%) HP
7 7 (7.95%) Qualys
7 7 (7.95%) Sophos
7 7 (7.95%) Veritas
8 5 (5.68%) Dell
9 4 (4.55%) NetApp
9 4 (4.55%) Shavlik
9 4 (4.55%) Veeam
10 3 (3.41%) ESET
10 3 (3.41%) IBM
10 3 (3.41%) Remedy
10 3 (3.41%) SAP
11 2 (2.27%) Asigra
11 2 (2.27%) SkyKick