The table below looks at the statistics for WSUS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WSUS over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
Rank - - 67
Contract jobs citing WSUS 0 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire - - 0.45%
As % of the Systems Management category - - 6.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Average daily rate
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- - £113
UK excluding London average daily rate £293 £305 £255
% change year-on-year
-4.09% +19.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £15.75 £22.75
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -30.76%
WSUS
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Systems Management category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Systems Management Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
52 80 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 6.02% 9.57% 7.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 34 26
Average daily rate £300 £395 £337
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.95% +17.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £104 £222 £139
10% offered a daily rate of more than £399 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £315
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +6.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 5
Average hourly rate £31.50 £40.57 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.35% +166.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £31.56 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.66 £44.98 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £20.75 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-6.02% +6.41%

WSUS
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WSUS across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Systems Management category.

WSUS Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

WSUS
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing WSUS across the Cheshire region.

WSUS Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

WSUS
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WSUS across the Cheshire region.

WSUS Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

WSUS
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WSUS within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Knutsford - - - -
Warrington - - - -
WSUS
North West

WSUS
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing WSUS also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited WSUS.

1 1 (100.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 2000
1 1 (100.00%) DHCP
1 1 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (100.00%) DNS
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) HP
1 1 (100.00%) Dell
1 1 (100.00%) SAN
1 1 (100.00%) Firmware
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (100.00%) McAfee
1 1 (100.00%) Clustering
1 1 (100.00%) SCCM
1 1 (100.00%) SCOM
1 1 (100.00%) SCVMM
1 1 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (100.00%) DFS Replication
1 1 (100.00%) High Availability
1 1 (100.00%) Capacity Management
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012

WSUS
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing WSUS also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited WSUS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Cloud Services
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) DHCP
1 1 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (100.00%) DNS
1 1 (100.00%) SAN
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Support Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) 3rd Line Support
1 1 (100.00%) Wintel Support
1 1 (100.00%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Wintel Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Wintel Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Firmware
1 1 (100.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 2000
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) High Availability
1 1 (100.00%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) PowerShell
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (100.00%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) SCCM
1 1 (100.00%) SCOM
1 1 (100.00%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) HP
1 1 (100.00%) Dell
1 1 (100.00%) McAfee