The table below looks at the statistics for WSUS skills in IT contracts advertised for the North East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WSUS over the 3 months to 7 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
Rank 62 50 38
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -12
Contract jobs citing WSUS 11 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 1.32% 0.20% 0.30%
As % of the Systems Management category 12.36% 2.70% 7.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 0
Average daily rate
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£288 £142 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+102.12% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £291 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
-10.38% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £13.03 - -
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 North East region.

Systems Management Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
89 37 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 10.68% 7.44% 4.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 32 3
Average daily rate £300 £328 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.53% -6.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £205 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £387 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £338
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 7
Average hourly rate £13.71 £16.08 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.73% +46.18%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £18.75 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -8.53%

WSUS
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

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

WSUS Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

WSUS
Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

WSUS Daily Rate Trend in the North East

WSUS
Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

WSUS Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

WSUS
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WSUS within the North East region over the 3 months to 7 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
Tyne and Wear -14 7 £300 +110.91%
Durham - 3 £210 -
WSUS
England

WSUS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 11 (91.67%) Microsoft
2 8 (66.67%) Windows
2 8 (66.67%) Security Cleared
3 6 (50.00%) PKI
3 6 (50.00%) SCCM
3 6 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 6 (50.00%) SharePoint
3 6 (50.00%) SMTP
4 5 (41.67%) Active Directory
5 4 (33.33%) HP
5 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (25.00%) Mobile Device Management
6 3 (25.00%) Software Delivery
6 3 (25.00%) Patch Management
6 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (25.00%) ITIL
6 3 (25.00%) CheckPoint
6 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (25.00%) Sophos
6 3 (25.00%) Feature Driven Development
7 2 (16.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (16.67%) VBScript
7 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (8.33%) Business Continuity
8 1 (8.33%) SAP
8 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (8.33%) Service Delivery
8 1 (8.33%) Project Management

WSUS
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 6 (50.00%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 6 (50.00%) SMTP
Job Titles
1 8 (66.67%) Consultant
2 3 (25.00%) Field Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Desktop Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Software Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) SharePoint Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) Active Directory Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 6 (50.00%) PKI
2 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (66.67%) Windows
2 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) ITIL
1 3 (25.00%) Feature Driven Development
1 3 (25.00%) Mobile Device Management
1 3 (25.00%) Software Delivery
1 3 (25.00%) Patch Management
2 2 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (8.33%) Business Continuity
3 1 (8.33%) Project Management
3 1 (8.33%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 6 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 5 (41.67%) Active Directory
2 3 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 6 (50.00%) SCCM
2 2 (16.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 11 (91.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (33.33%) HP
3 3 (25.00%) CheckPoint
3 3 (25.00%) Sophos
4 1 (8.33%) SAP