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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
Rank 144 125 117
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -8
Contract jobs citing WSUS 4 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.11% 0.099% 0.30%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.42% 1.15% 3.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 2
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
- £288 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.54%
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £325 £270
% change year-on-year
-15.38% +20.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £15.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 - £18.19
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
282 260 197
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 7.68% 8.60% 8.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 117 73
Average daily rate £438 £350 £314
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +11.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £222 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 26 15
Average hourly rate £15.00 £25.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% +16.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £16.80 £17.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.41 £45.00 £44.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.19 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-19.26% +25.00%

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 22 May 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
(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
Cheshire -11 1 - - 5
Manchester -12 1 - - 2
WSUS
England

WSUS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 7 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (71.43%) Active Directory
2 5 (71.43%) Citrix
2 5 (71.43%) VMware
2 5 (71.43%) SCCM
2 5 (71.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (57.14%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (57.14%) DHCP
3 4 (57.14%) DNS
3 4 (57.14%) XenApp
4 3 (42.86%) XenDesktop
4 3 (42.86%) Windows 7
4 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
4 3 (42.86%) MSI
4 3 (42.86%) PowerShell
5 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
5 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
5 2 (28.57%) Windows 2000 Server
5 2 (28.57%) Application Packaging
5 2 (28.57%) VMware ESX
5 2 (28.57%) Law
5 2 (28.57%) Migration
5 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (28.57%) Sophos
5 2 (28.57%) SAN
5 2 (28.57%) Lotus
5 2 (28.57%) Windows NT
5 2 (28.57%) SharePoint

WSUS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 2 (28.57%) SharePoint
1 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
1 2 (28.57%) IBM Notes
1 2 (28.57%) Lync
1 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (14.29%) IIS
2 1 (14.29%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (14.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
1 1 (14.29%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 4 (57.14%) DHCP
1 4 (57.14%) DNS
2 2 (28.57%) SAN
3 1 (14.29%) OpenScape
3 1 (14.29%) SMS
3 1 (14.29%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
1 1 (14.29%) Data Mining
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2000
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) MSI
General
1 2 (28.57%) Law
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Solutions Architect
1 2 (28.57%) Support Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Desktop Support
2 1 (14.29%) Junior
2 1 (14.29%) Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Applications Packager
2 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (14.29%) Desktop Support Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Desktop Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Linux Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Enterprise Cloud
1 1 (14.29%) CLARiiON
1 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (71.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (42.86%) Windows 7
3 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (28.57%) Windows 2000 Server
4 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (28.57%) Windows NT
5 1 (14.29%) Linux
5 1 (14.29%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Migration
2 1 (14.29%) Software Deployment
2 1 (14.29%) Mobile Device Management
2 1 (14.29%) Software Asset Management
2 1 (14.29%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) PowerShell
2 1 (14.29%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
1 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) MCSA
2 1 (14.29%) MCP
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (14.29%) MCITP
2 1 (14.29%) Degree
System Software
1 5 (71.43%) Active Directory
2 4 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (57.14%) Microsoft App-V
2 4 (57.14%) XenApp
3 3 (42.86%) XenDesktop
4 2 (28.57%) VMware ESX
4 2 (28.57%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (28.57%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 5 (71.43%) SCCM
2 2 (28.57%) AirWatch
3 1 (14.29%) SCOM
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Citrix
1 5 (71.43%) VMware
2 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 2 (28.57%) Sophos
3 2 (28.57%) Lotus
4 1 (14.29%) MobileIron
4 1 (14.29%) Red Hat
4 1 (14.29%) Siemens
4 1 (14.29%) HP
4 1 (14.29%) EMC