The first table below looks at the demand for WSUS skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WSUS over the 3 months to 30 July 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 North West 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
Rank 125 126 126
Rank change year-on-year
+1 0
Contract jobs citing WSUS 3 6 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.100% 0.22% 0.40%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.40% 2.64% 5.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 4
Average daily rate
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£410 £286 £230
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+43.23% +24.45%
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Average hourly rate - - £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £13.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% -10.00%
Systems Management Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
214 227 230
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 7.13% 8.39% 7.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 101 87
Average daily rate £300 £310 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% -11.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £204 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.73% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 23 17
Average hourly rate £22.00 £32.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.30% +116.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.61 £21.80 £14.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.78 £44.90 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.06 £22.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-8.81% +25.71%
WSUS
England

WSUS
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

WSUS Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

WSUS
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

WSUS Daily Rate Trend in the North West

WSUS
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

WSUS Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

WSUS
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 West region over the 3 months to 30 July 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
Manchester -7 2 £410 +36.66%
Cheshire - 1 - -
Merseyside - - - - 1
WSUS
England

WSUS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (77.78%) DHCP
2 7 (77.78%) DNS
2 7 (77.78%) Active Directory
2 7 (77.78%) SCCM
3 5 (55.56%) Windows 7
3 5 (55.56%) Windows 8
4 4 (44.44%) Problem Management
4 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
4 4 (44.44%) Citrix
4 4 (44.44%) MS Excel
5 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (33.33%) Terminal Server
5 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
6 2 (22.22%) Customer Engagement
6 2 (22.22%) Degree
6 2 (22.22%) SCOM
6 2 (22.22%) Service Management
6 2 (22.22%) VMware
6 2 (22.22%) MCTS
6 2 (22.22%) MCITP
6 2 (22.22%) SAN
6 2 (22.22%) ITIL
6 2 (22.22%) Dell
6 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
6 2 (22.22%) MS Exchange
6 2 (22.22%) DV Cleared
6 2 (22.22%) Capacity Management

WSUS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 (22.22%) MS Exchange
2 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 4 (44.44%) MS Excel
2 1 (11.11%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (77.78%) DHCP
1 7 (77.78%) DNS
2 2 (22.22%) SAN
2 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
3 1 (11.11%) Structured Cabling
3 1 (11.11%) GPRS
3 1 (11.11%) LAN
3 1 (11.11%) WAN
3 1 (11.11%) SMTP
3 1 (11.11%) 3G
3 1 (11.11%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) VSS/SourceSafe
Job Titles
1 2 (22.22%) Analyst
1 2 (22.22%) Support Analyst
1 2 (22.22%) Support Engineer
1 2 (22.22%) 2nd Line Support
1 2 (22.22%) Deployment Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Wintel Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Wintel Support Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Desktop Support
2 1 (11.11%) Wintel Support
2 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (11.11%) Wintel Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Firmware
1 1 (11.11%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (55.56%) Windows 7
2 5 (55.56%) Windows 8
3 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (11.11%) Windows XP
5 1 (11.11%) Linux
5 1 (11.11%) Windows 2000
5 1 (11.11%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (11.11%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Problem Management
2 2 (22.22%) Customer Engagement
2 2 (22.22%) Service Management
2 2 (22.22%) ITIL
2 2 (22.22%) Capacity Management
3 1 (11.11%) High Availability
3 1 (11.11%) Document Management
3 1 (11.11%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 2 (22.22%) Degree
2 2 (22.22%) MCTS
2 2 (22.22%) MCITP
2 2 (22.22%) DV Cleared
3 1 (11.11%) MCSE
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (11.11%) CCNA
3 1 (11.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (77.78%) Active Directory
2 3 (33.33%) Terminal Server
3 1 (11.11%) DFS Replication
3 1 (11.11%) Terminal Services
3 1 (11.11%) VMware ESX
3 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (77.78%) SCCM
2 2 (22.22%) SCOM
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco IPCC
3 1 (11.11%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
1 4 (44.44%) Citrix
2 2 (22.22%) VMware
2 2 (22.22%) Dell
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco
3 1 (11.11%) HP
3 1 (11.11%) McAfee
3 1 (11.11%) SolarWinds