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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
Rank 163 133 128
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -5
Contract jobs citing WSUS 4 3 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.092% 0.097% 0.28%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.24% 1.40% 3.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 6
Average daily rate
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£200 £410 £286
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-51.21% +43.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £176 £410 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £410 £313
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £285 £305
% change year-on-year
-1.75% -6.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £20.06 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +2.87%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £44.49 £21.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+111.85% +16.66%
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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
322 214 234
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 7.45% 6.94% 8.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 108 97
Average daily rate £350 £300 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £425 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 26 27
Average hourly rate £11.75 £20.50 £31.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.68% -35.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.48 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £40.00 £40.57
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £19.91 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+7.98% -0.45%

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 28 August 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
Manchester -19 2 £200 -51.21% 3
Lancashire - 2 £195 -
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England

WSUS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 8 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (87.50%) Microsoft
3 6 (75.00%) Active Directory
4 5 (62.50%) DHCP
4 5 (62.50%) DNS
4 5 (62.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (62.50%) PowerShell
4 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (62.50%) VMware
5 4 (50.00%) XenApp
5 4 (50.00%) SCCM
5 4 (50.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 4 (50.00%) Citrix
6 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (37.50%) Blackberry
6 3 (37.50%) MS Exchange
6 3 (37.50%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (37.50%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (37.50%) XenDesktop
6 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (37.50%) Mimecast
7 2 (25.00%) Replication
7 2 (25.00%) Windows 8
7 2 (25.00%) Windows 7
7 2 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (25.00%) Lync
7 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (25.00%) AirWatch
7 2 (25.00%) Data Centre
7 2 (25.00%) Wireless

WSUS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 4 (50.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 3 (37.50%) MS Exchange
3 2 (25.00%) IBM Notes
3 2 (25.00%) Lync
3 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
4 1 (12.50%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (25.00%) MS Office
2 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (37.50%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 5 (62.50%) DHCP
1 5 (62.50%) DNS
2 2 (25.00%) Wireless
3 1 (12.50%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (12.50%) OpenScape
3 1 (12.50%) LAN
3 1 (12.50%) VoIP
3 1 (12.50%) WAN
3 1 (12.50%) SAN
3 1 (12.50%) MPLS
3 1 (12.50%) DSL
3 1 (12.50%) Firewall
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) MSI
General
1 2 (25.00%) Law
2 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Solutions Architect
1 2 (25.00%) Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Desktop Support
2 1 (12.50%) Junior
2 1 (12.50%) Software Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (12.50%) Support Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (12.50%) Administrator
2 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Desktop Support Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Desktop Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Blackberry
2 2 (25.00%) Replication
2 2 (25.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (12.50%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
3 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (25.00%) Windows NT
4 2 (25.00%) Windows XP
4 2 (25.00%) Windows 2000 Server
4 2 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 2 (25.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (25.00%) Asset Management
2 2 (25.00%) Document Management
2 2 (25.00%) Data Protection
3 1 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (12.50%) Capacity Management
3 1 (12.50%) Software Deployment
3 1 (12.50%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (12.50%) Software Asset Management
3 1 (12.50%) Software Delivery
3 1 (12.50%) Server Building
3 1 (12.50%) Migration
3 1 (12.50%) Business Continuity
3 1 (12.50%) ITIL
3 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
3 1 (12.50%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) PowerShell
2 2 (25.00%) VB
3 1 (12.50%) SQL
3 1 (12.50%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) MCP
1 1 (12.50%) MCSA
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (12.50%) MCITP
1 1 (12.50%) Degree
1 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
1 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 6 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (62.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (50.00%) XenApp
4 3 (37.50%) XenDesktop
4 3 (37.50%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (25.00%) XenServer
5 2 (25.00%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 4 (50.00%) SCCM
2 2 (25.00%) AirWatch
3 1 (12.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 7 (87.50%) Microsoft
2 5 (62.50%) VMware
3 4 (50.00%) Citrix
4 2 (25.00%) Lotus
4 2 (25.00%) Sophos
5 1 (12.50%) Siemens
5 1 (12.50%) MobileIron
5 1 (12.50%) Cisco