The first table below looks at the demand for WSUS skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WSUS over the 3 months to 31 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 for the West Midlands region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
Rank 120 100 102
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +2
Contract jobs citing WSUS 2 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.081% 0.10% 0.18%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.61% 1.94% 3.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 3
Average daily rate
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£340 £325 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.61% +30.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £23.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £13.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% -10.00%
Systems Management Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
124 103 131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 5.05% 5.18% 5.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 60 57
Average daily rate £334 £370 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.79% +25.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £250 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £500 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.73% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 3 8
Average hourly rate £13.50 £12.50 £14.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.00% -15.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.50 £12.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £14.50 £19.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £22.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-11.36% +25.71%
WSUS
England

WSUS
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WSUS across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Systems Management category.

WSUS Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

WSUS
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing WSUS across the West Midlands region.

WSUS Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

WSUS
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WSUS across the West Midlands region.

WSUS Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

WSUS
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WSUS within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 31 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
Birmingham - - - - 1
Coventry - - - -
Shropshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
WSUS
England

WSUS
Top 24 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (50.00%) McAfee
2 3 (50.00%) SCCM
2 3 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Vista
3 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (33.33%) VMware
3 2 (33.33%) HP
3 2 (33.33%) Dell
3 2 (33.33%) Windows XP
3 2 (33.33%) DHCP
3 2 (33.33%) ITIL
4 1 (16.67%) VBScript
4 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (16.67%) MSI
4 1 (16.67%) InstallShield
4 1 (16.67%) Legal
4 1 (16.67%) Migration
4 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
4 1 (16.67%) Windows 8

WSUS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) DHCP
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MSI
1 1 (16.67%) InstallShield
General
1 1 (16.67%) Legal
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Technical Specialist
1 2 (33.33%) Desktop Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Systems Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Migration Consultant
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (33.33%) Windows XP
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Vista
4 1 (16.67%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) VBScript
1 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (50.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (50.00%) McAfee
2 2 (33.33%) VMware
2 2 (33.33%) HP
2 2 (33.33%) Dell