The table below looks at the statistics for WSUS skills in IT contracts advertised for the East Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WSUS over the 3 months to 3 July 2015 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
Rank 91 - 82
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing WSUS 2 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.13% - 0.22%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.50% - 3.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£250 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
-11.53% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.10 £21.00 £16.19
% change year-on-year
+38.57% +29.72%
WSUS
England

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

Systems Management Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
80 87 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 5.09% 6.11% 7.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 49 46
Average daily rate £475 £313 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+52.00% -5.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £200 £75
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £440 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £338
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 8
Average hourly rate £13.00 £13.62 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.55% -54.60%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £18.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -10.71%

WSUS
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

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

WSUS Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

WSUS
Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

WSUS Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

WSUS
Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

WSUS Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

WSUS
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WSUS within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015. 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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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
Derbyshire - 1 - -
Leicestershire - 1 £250 -
WSUS
England

WSUS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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 10 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (80.00%) SCCM
2 8 (80.00%) Windows 7
3 7 (70.00%) MS Exchange
3 7 (70.00%) DNS
4 6 (60.00%) Microsoft
4 6 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (50.00%) Security Patching
5 5 (50.00%) Windows Vista
5 5 (50.00%) Windows XP
5 5 (50.00%) SQL Server
5 5 (50.00%) DMZ
5 5 (50.00%) Sophos
6 4 (40.00%) SSL
6 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (30.00%) Moodle
7 3 (30.00%) Backup Exec
7 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
7 3 (30.00%) CSS
8 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (20.00%) VMware
8 2 (20.00%) Clustering
8 2 (20.00%) MCITP
8 2 (20.00%) Lync
9 1 (10.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 1 (10.00%) Skype
9 1 (10.00%) Office 365
9 1 (10.00%) Windows 8
9 1 (10.00%) DFS Replication

WSUS
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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.

Application Platforms
1 7 (70.00%) MS Exchange
2 6 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (30.00%) Moodle
4 2 (20.00%) Lync
5 1 (10.00%) Office Communications Server
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (70.00%) DNS
2 5 (50.00%) DMZ
3 4 (40.00%) SSL
4 1 (10.00%) Firewall
4 1 (10.00%) IMAP
4 1 (10.00%) Skype
4 1 (10.00%) LAN
4 1 (10.00%) WAN
4 1 (10.00%) DHCP
4 1 (10.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (50.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (20.00%) Network Engineer
1 2 (20.00%) Support Engineer
1 2 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support
1 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Administrator
2 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (10.00%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Desktop Support
2 1 (10.00%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Clustering
2 1 (10.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 10 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (80.00%) Windows 7
3 5 (50.00%) Windows Vista
3 5 (50.00%) Windows XP
3 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (10.00%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (10.00%) Windows 8
5 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (10.00%) Linux
5 1 (10.00%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Security Patching
2 1 (10.00%) ITSM
2 1 (10.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (10.00%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) SQL
1 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (20.00%) MCITP
2 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (10.00%) ISA Server
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (10.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (10.00%) DFS Replication
2 1 (10.00%) vSphere
2 1 (10.00%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 8 (80.00%) SCCM
2 3 (30.00%) Backup Exec
3 1 (10.00%) SCOM
3 1 (10.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (50.00%) Sophos
3 2 (20.00%) VMware
4 1 (10.00%) BMC
4 1 (10.00%) McAfee