The table below looks at the statistics 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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
Rank 119 108 -
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -
Contract jobs citing WSUS 9 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.35% 0.14% -
As % of the Systems Management category 5.63% 1.64% -
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 0
Average daily rate £325 £200 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+62.50% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £353 £325 £334
% change year-on-year
+8.46% -2.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £22.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.50 £22.50 £27.20
% change year-on-year
+84.44% -17.27%
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 West Midlands region.

Systems Management Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
160 183 125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 6.31% 8.39% 5.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 87 65
Average daily rate £400 £328 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.13% +9.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £203 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £474 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £345
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +5.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 26 7
Average hourly rate £13.50 £22.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.06 £18.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.82 £27.00 £155.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £22.00 £23.20
% change year-on-year
+59.09% -5.17%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WSUS across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 13 February 2016.

WSUS Daily Rate Histogram 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 13 February 2016. 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
Birmingham +1 6 £325 +62.50%
Coventry -7 2 £325 +62.50% 3
WSUS
England

WSUS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 10 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (70.00%) Windows Server
3 6 (60.00%) Active Directory
4 5 (50.00%) Security Cleared
5 4 (40.00%) SC Cleared
5 4 (40.00%) Skype for Business
5 4 (40.00%) Migration
5 4 (40.00%) DHCP
5 4 (40.00%) DNS
5 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
5 4 (40.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (40.00%) Windows Phone
5 4 (40.00%) Skype
5 4 (40.00%) Office 365
5 4 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (30.00%) Windows 10
6 3 (30.00%) Citrix
6 3 (30.00%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (30.00%) SCCM
6 3 (30.00%) XenApp
7 2 (20.00%) XenDesktop
7 2 (20.00%) PowerShell
7 2 (20.00%) MCITP
7 2 (20.00%) VMware
7 2 (20.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (20.00%) Windows XP
7 2 (20.00%) Linux
7 2 (20.00%) SQL Server

WSUS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (40.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 4 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 4 (40.00%) Skype for Business
2 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 4 (40.00%) Office 365
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (40.00%) DHCP
1 4 (40.00%) DNS
1 4 (40.00%) Skype
2 2 (20.00%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (10.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MSBuild
1 1 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 1 (10.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 4 (40.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 4 (40.00%) Support Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Active Directory Consultant
3 2 (20.00%) Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Consultant
3 2 (20.00%) Exchange Consultant
3 2 (20.00%) Support Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Server Support
4 1 (10.00%) Applications Packager
4 1 (10.00%) Applications Support
4 1 (10.00%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Server Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Server Support
4 1 (10.00%) Server Support Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Wintel Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Wintel Server Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Wintel Support
4 1 (10.00%) Wintel Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) .NET
Operating Systems
1 10 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (70.00%) Windows Server
3 4 (40.00%) Windows Phone
3 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (30.00%) Windows 10
4 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (20.00%) Linux
5 2 (20.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Migration
2 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (10.00%) DevOps
2 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Management
2 1 (10.00%) ITIL
2 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (10.00%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (10.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (40.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (20.00%) MCITP
3 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (20.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (10.00%) CCNA
4 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (10.00%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (10.00%) MCSA
4 1 (10.00%) MCSE
System Software
1 6 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (30.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (30.00%) XenApp
3 2 (20.00%) XenDesktop
4 1 (10.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) SCCM
2 2 (20.00%) Windows Intune
3 1 (10.00%) Backup Exec
3 1 (10.00%) NetBackup
3 1 (10.00%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (10.00%) SCOM
3 1 (10.00%) WhatsUp Gold
3 1 (10.00%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (30.00%) Citrix
3 2 (20.00%) NetApp
3 2 (20.00%) VMware
4 1 (10.00%) IBM
4 1 (10.00%) Sophos
4 1 (10.00%) Symantec