The first table below looks at the demand for Sysprep skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Sysprep 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.

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
Microsoft Sysprep
Rank 581 560 578
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +18
Contract jobs citing Sysprep 7 3 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.013% 0.006% 0.019%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.17% 0.080% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
Average daily rate
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£325 £225 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.44% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £203 -
% change year-on-year
+60.49% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
Average hourly rate £14.00 - £14.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 - -
Systems Management Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
4128 3753 3782
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.55% 7.34% 6.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 2436 2101 1956
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.73% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 162 176
Average hourly rate £19.50 £22.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.95 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.53 £42.50 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.06 £22.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-8.81% +25.71%

Sysprep
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Sysprep within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Systems Management category.

Sysprep Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Sysprep
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Sysprep within the UK.

Sysprep Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Sysprep
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Sysprep within the UK.

Sysprep Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Sysprep
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Sysprep within the UK over the 3 months to 30 July 2014.

Sysprep Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Sysprep
Top 14 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sysprep within the UK 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
England -26 7 £325 +44.44%
South East -10 3 - -
Wakefield - 2 - -
West Yorkshire - 2 - -
Yorkshire - 2 - -
City of London - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Dunstable - - - -
London - - - -
Luton - - - -
Ossett - - - -
East of England - - - -

Sysprep
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Sysprep 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 Sysprep.

1 7 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 6 (85.71%) MS Excel
3 5 (71.43%) Active Directory
3 5 (71.43%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (71.43%) Windows 7
4 4 (57.14%) MCP
4 4 (57.14%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (42.86%) MCSE
5 3 (42.86%) Windows XP
5 3 (42.86%) WAP
5 3 (42.86%) DHCP
5 3 (42.86%) VPN
5 3 (42.86%) DNS
5 3 (42.86%) ISA Server
5 3 (42.86%) Firewall
5 3 (42.86%) Wireless
5 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (42.86%) WSUS
6 2 (28.57%) LANDesk
6 2 (28.57%) SCCM
6 2 (28.57%) Time Management
6 2 (28.57%) Altiris
6 2 (28.57%) PDA
6 2 (28.57%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (28.57%) Acronis
6 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (28.57%) McAfee
7 1 (14.29%) MCTS
7 1 (14.29%) Retail

Sysprep
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Sysprep 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 Sysprep. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 6 (85.71%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) DHCP
1 3 (42.86%) VPN
1 3 (42.86%) DNS
1 3 (42.86%) Firewall
1 3 (42.86%) Wireless
General
1 1 (14.29%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Network Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Integration Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 1 (14.29%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (71.43%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (71.43%) Windows 7
3 3 (42.86%) Windows XP
3 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) MCP
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (42.86%) MCSE
3 1 (14.29%) MCTS
System Software
1 5 (71.43%) Active Directory
2 3 (42.86%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 3 (42.86%) WSUS
2 2 (28.57%) SCCM
2 2 (28.57%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 2 (28.57%) LANDesk
2 2 (28.57%) Altiris
2 2 (28.57%) Acronis
2 2 (28.57%) McAfee