The table below looks at the statistics 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 13 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
Rank 147 142 127
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -15
Contract jobs citing WSUS 7 3 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.19% 0.092% 0.32%
As % of the Systems Management category 3.11% 1.32% 4.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 3
Average daily rate - £356 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.06%
UK excluding London average daily rate £353 £325 £334
% change year-on-year
+8.46% -2.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.50 £22.50 £27.20
% change year-on-year
+84.44% -17.27%
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 West region.

Systems Management Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
225 227 208
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 6.00% 6.97% 7.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 108 105
Average daily rate £400 £375 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £179 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £538 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £345
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +5.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 6 11
Average hourly rate £20.00 £32.54 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.53% +30.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.20 £20.74 £17.61
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £38.20 £43.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £22.00 £23.20
% change year-on-year
+59.09% -5.17%

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 13 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Lancashire - 4 - - 1
Manchester - 3 - -
WSUS
England

WSUS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 10 (90.91%) Windows
2 8 (72.73%) Windows XP
2 8 (72.73%) VMware
3 6 (54.55%) Hyper-V
3 6 (54.55%) Windows Server
3 6 (54.55%) Active Directory
4 5 (45.45%) Windows 7
4 5 (45.45%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (36.36%) ClearQuest
5 4 (36.36%) ClearCase
5 4 (36.36%) DHCP
5 4 (36.36%) Oracle
6 2 (18.18%) SQL
6 2 (18.18%) MCSE
6 2 (18.18%) MCSA
6 2 (18.18%) TCP/IP
6 2 (18.18%) DNS
6 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
6 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
6 2 (18.18%) LAN
6 2 (18.18%) WAN
6 2 (18.18%) Intel Security
6 2 (18.18%) Blackberry
6 2 (18.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (18.18%) HP
6 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (18.18%) SQLPlus
6 2 (18.18%) Wireless

WSUS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 (18.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
2 1 (9.09%) MS Project
2 1 (9.09%) Shockwave
Cloud Services
1 2 (18.18%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 4 (36.36%) DHCP
2 2 (18.18%) DNS
2 2 (18.18%) LAN
2 2 (18.18%) TCP/IP
2 2 (18.18%) WAN
2 2 (18.18%) Wireless
3 1 (9.09%) Firewall
3 1 (9.09%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 4 (36.36%) ClearCase
1 4 (36.36%) ClearQuest
General
1 2 (18.18%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Systems Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Administrator
2 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Support Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (9.09%) Build Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) IT Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Systems Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Systems Support
3 1 (9.09%) Systems Support Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Wintel Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Wintel Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Blackberry
1 2 (18.18%) Clustering
1 2 (18.18%) Replication
2 1 (9.09%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 10 (90.91%) Windows
2 8 (72.73%) Windows XP
3 6 (54.55%) Windows Server
4 5 (45.45%) Windows 7
4 5 (45.45%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (18.18%) Windows 8
5 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (18.18%) Document Management
1 2 (18.18%) Mentoring
1 2 (18.18%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (9.09%) Business Continuity
2 1 (9.09%) Data Protection
2 1 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (9.09%) Portfolio Management
2 1 (9.09%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) PowerShell
1 2 (18.18%) SQL
2 1 (9.09%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) MCSA
1 2 (18.18%) MCSE
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (18.18%) SC Cleared
1 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) QA
System Software
1 6 (54.55%) Active Directory
1 6 (54.55%) Hyper-V
2 4 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (72.73%) VMware
2 4 (36.36%) Oracle
3 2 (18.18%) HP
3 2 (18.18%) Intel Security
3 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
4 1 (9.09%) Adobe
4 1 (9.09%) SafeCom
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