The table below looks at the statistics for WSUS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WSUS over the 3 months to 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
Rank 103 - 77
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing WSUS 3 0 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.17% - 0.67%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.83% - 8.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Average daily rate - - £368
UK excluding London average daily rate £353 £325 £334
% change year-on-year
+8.46% -2.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.50 £23.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+80.43% -9.80%
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 Manchester region.

Systems Management Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
106 73 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 5.85% 5.11% 8.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 44 57
Average daily rate £350 £375 £253
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +48.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £225 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £513 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £365 £343
% change year-on-year
+7.53% +6.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £12.00 - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+62.79% -

WSUS
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

WSUS Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

WSUS
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

WSUS Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

WSUS
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

WSUS Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

WSUS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 4 (80.00%) Windows
1 4 (80.00%) DHCP
1 4 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (40.00%) HP
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (40.00%) Blackberry
2 2 (40.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (40.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (40.00%) DNS
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) MCSE
2 2 (40.00%) MCSA
2 2 (40.00%) Windows XP
2 2 (40.00%) Wireless
2 2 (40.00%) Replication
2 2 (40.00%) VMware
2 2 (40.00%) Clustering
2 2 (40.00%) QA
2 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (40.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (40.00%) Hyper-V
2 2 (40.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (40.00%) Windows 8
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (40.00%) Mentoring
2 2 (40.00%) Mimecast
2 2 (40.00%) Document Management
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server

WSUS
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 2 (40.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Shockwave
Cloud Services
1 2 (40.00%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 4 (80.00%) DHCP
2 2 (40.00%) DNS
2 2 (40.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (40.00%) Wireless
3 1 (20.00%) Firewall
3 1 (20.00%) Intrusion Detection
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support
1 1 (20.00%) Administrator
1 1 (20.00%) Desktop Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Systems Administrator
1 1 (20.00%) Wintel Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Wintel Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Blackberry
1 2 (40.00%) Clustering
1 2 (40.00%) Replication
2 1 (20.00%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) Windows 8
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (40.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Document Management
1 2 (40.00%) Mentoring
1 2 (40.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Business Continuity
2 1 (20.00%) Data Protection
2 1 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (20.00%) Portfolio Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (20.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) MCSA
1 2 (40.00%) MCSE
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) QA
System Software
1 4 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (40.00%) Hyper-V
2 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) HP
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (40.00%) VMware
2 1 (20.00%) Adobe
2 1 (20.00%) SafeCom