The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Systems Management category for the Manchester region.

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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
Rank 75 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing WSUS 6 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.42% - -
As % of the Systems Management category 6.25% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate £375 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £270 £258
% change year-on-year
+30.00% +4.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £17.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+13.04% -23.33%
Systems Management Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
96 56 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 6.78% 5.74% 5.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 11 24
Average daily rate £350 £275 £346
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -20.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £240 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £421 £347 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 13
Average hourly rate £18.00 £30.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% +76.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.80 £16.75 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £30.00 £21.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.75 £20.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+23.75% +8.10%
WSUS
North West

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WSUS across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 23 April 2014.

WSUS Daily Rate Histogram 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
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WSUS within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 23 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Altrincham - - - - 1
WSUS
North West

WSUS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, 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 10 (100.00%) Windows
1 10 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 9 (90.00%) DHCP
2 9 (90.00%) DNS
2 9 (90.00%) SCCM
2 9 (90.00%) Windows 8
3 8 (80.00%) Windows 7
3 8 (80.00%) Problem Management
4 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 5 (50.00%) Terminal Server
5 4 (40.00%) MS Excel
5 4 (40.00%) Citrix
5 4 (40.00%) DV Cleared
5 4 (40.00%) Security Cleared
6 3 (30.00%) Customer Engagement
6 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (30.00%) MCTS
6 3 (30.00%) MCITP
6 3 (30.00%) Degree
6 3 (30.00%) Service Management
6 3 (30.00%) ITIL
7 1 (10.00%) Document Management
7 1 (10.00%) SAN
7 1 (10.00%) Windows Vista
7 1 (10.00%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (10.00%) Wireless
7 1 (10.00%) Migration
7 1 (10.00%) Cisco IPCC
7 1 (10.00%) VMware
7 1 (10.00%) MS Office

WSUS
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, 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 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (40.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (10.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 9 (90.00%) DHCP
1 9 (90.00%) DNS
2 1 (10.00%) SAN
2 1 (10.00%) Wireless
2 1 (10.00%) 3G
2 1 (10.00%) GPRS
2 1 (10.00%) SMTP
2 1 (10.00%) Structured Cabling
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Support Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Deployment Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Field Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (10.00%) Support Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Field Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Desktop Support
3 1 (10.00%) Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Support Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
Operating Systems
1 10 (100.00%) Windows
2 9 (90.00%) Windows 8
3 8 (80.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Vista
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Mobile
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) Problem Management
2 3 (30.00%) Customer Engagement
2 3 (30.00%) Service Management
2 3 (30.00%) ITIL
3 1 (10.00%) Document Management
3 1 (10.00%) Migration
3 1 (10.00%) Capacity Management
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) DV Cleared
1 4 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (30.00%) MCTS
2 3 (30.00%) MCITP
2 3 (30.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (50.00%) Terminal Server
3 1 (10.00%) Terminal Services
3 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (90.00%) SCCM
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (40.00%) Citrix
3 1 (10.00%) VMware
3 1 (10.00%) Dell
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco
3 1 (10.00%) SolarWinds