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 23 September 2014 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
Rank 133 125 133
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +8
Contract jobs citing WSUS 1 9 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.031% 0.31% 0.12%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.50% 3.96% 1.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 2
Average daily rate
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- £286 £349
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -17.92%
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £311 £268
% change year-on-year
-7.63% +16.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Average hourly rate £20.06 £22.75 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.82% -9.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £24.75 £10.50
% change year-on-year
+51.51% +135.71%
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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
201 227 207
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 6.30% 7.70% 6.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 91 84
Average daily rate £300 £310 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% -8.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £210 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £313
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +10.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 33 16
Average hourly rate £20.50 £31.56 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.03% +55.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.48 £19.50 £12.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.51 £38.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.25% +34.28%

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 23 September 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
Merseyside - 1 - -
Manchester - - - - 1
Cheshire - - - -
Cumbria - - - -
WSUS
England

WSUS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (80.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (60.00%) VMware
3 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (40.00%) HP
4 2 (40.00%) Dell
4 2 (40.00%) Citrix
4 2 (40.00%) SAN
4 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
4 2 (40.00%) MS Exchange
4 2 (40.00%) DHCP
4 2 (40.00%) TCP/IP
4 2 (40.00%) DNS
4 2 (40.00%) SCCM
4 2 (40.00%) SCOM
4 2 (40.00%) Capacity Management
4 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
5 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (20.00%) Structured Cabling
5 1 (20.00%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (20.00%) Hyper-V
5 1 (20.00%) SolarWinds
5 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
5 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (20.00%) DFS Replication
5 1 (20.00%) High Availability

WSUS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 (40.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (20.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) DHCP
1 2 (40.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (40.00%) DNS
1 2 (40.00%) SAN
2 1 (20.00%) 3G
2 1 (20.00%) Wireless
2 1 (20.00%) Structured Cabling
2 1 (20.00%) GPRS
2 1 (20.00%) LAN
2 1 (20.00%) WAN
2 1 (20.00%) SMTP
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Support Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (20.00%) Wintel Support
2 1 (20.00%) Wintel Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Wintel Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Wintel Support Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (20.00%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Desktop Support
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Firmware
1 1 (20.00%) Clustering
1 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (80.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Mobile
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Vista
4 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (20.00%) Linux
4 1 (20.00%) Windows 2000
4 1 (20.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Capacity Management
2 1 (20.00%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (20.00%) Document Management
2 1 (20.00%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) MCSE
1 1 (20.00%) CCNA
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (20.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (20.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (20.00%) DFS Replication
3 1 (20.00%) Terminal Server
3 1 (20.00%) Terminal Services
3 1 (20.00%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) SCCM
1 2 (40.00%) SCOM
2 1 (20.00%) SCVMM
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) VMware
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) HP
2 2 (40.00%) Dell
2 2 (40.00%) Citrix
3 1 (20.00%) McAfee
3 1 (20.00%) SolarWinds
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco