The table below looks at the statistics for WSUS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WSUS over the 3 months to 31 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
Rank 148 119 123
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +4
Contract jobs citing WSUS 2 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.062% 0.042% 0.045%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.70% 0.60% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
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£136 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £286 £285 £305
% change year-on-year
+0.43% -6.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £10.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £44.49 £21.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+111.85% +16.66%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Systems Management category in contract jobs advertised in the Yorkshire region.

Systems Management Category
Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
284 167 210
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 8.86% 7.07% 9.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 181 104 131
Average daily rate £378 £320 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.96% -14.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £175 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £630 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 10 4
Average hourly rate £18.00 £18.50 £28.65
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.70% -35.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £9.00 £21.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.00 £24.90 £39.39
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.15 £19.91 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+6.20% -0.45%

WSUS
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

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

WSUS Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

WSUS
Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

WSUS Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

WSUS
Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

WSUS Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

WSUS
Contract Job Locations in Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WSUS within the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 31 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
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Job
Vacancies
South Yorkshire - 2 £136 -
WSUS
England

WSUS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Yorkshire 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 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (83.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (66.67%) Windows 7
3 4 (66.67%) MS Exchange
3 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (66.67%) VMware
3 4 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (50.00%) LAN
4 3 (50.00%) WAN
4 3 (50.00%) MS Office
5 2 (33.33%) ITIL
5 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
5 2 (33.33%) DHCP
5 2 (33.33%) DNS
5 2 (33.33%) Cisco
5 2 (33.33%) Internet
5 2 (33.33%) MPLS
5 2 (33.33%) Blackberry
5 2 (33.33%) HP
5 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (33.33%) SAN
5 2 (33.33%) Firewall
5 2 (33.33%) SCCM
5 2 (33.33%) SCOM
5 2 (33.33%) Forefront TMG
5 2 (33.33%) DSL
5 2 (33.33%) Problem Management
5 2 (33.33%) Kalman Filter

WSUS
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Yorkshire 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 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 1 (16.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (16.67%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (50.00%) MS Office
2 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) LAN
1 3 (50.00%) WAN
2 2 (33.33%) DHCP
2 2 (33.33%) DNS
2 2 (33.33%) SAN
2 2 (33.33%) Internet
2 2 (33.33%) MPLS
2 2 (33.33%) DSL
2 2 (33.33%) Firewall
3 1 (16.67%) Wireless
3 1 (16.67%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support
1 2 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) IT Support Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Server Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) IT Support
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Blackberry
2 1 (16.67%) Replication
2 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (83.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (66.67%) Windows 7
3 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) ITIL
1 2 (33.33%) Problem Management
1 2 (33.33%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (16.67%) Server Hardening
2 1 (16.67%) Data Protection
2 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (16.67%) Change Control
2 1 (16.67%) Capacity Management
2 1 (16.67%) Software Deployment
2 1 (16.67%) Configuration Management
2 1 (16.67%) Service Management
2 1 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (16.67%) Asset Management
2 1 (16.67%) Supplier Management
2 1 (16.67%) Incident Management
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (16.67%) MCTS
2 1 (16.67%) MCITP
2 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) HP ASE
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (16.67%) MCSE
2 1 (16.67%) MCSA
2 1 (16.67%) CCNA
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
1 4 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (33.33%) Forefront TMG
3 1 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (16.67%) Hyper-V
3 1 (16.67%) ISA Server
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (16.67%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (16.67%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) SCCM
1 2 (33.33%) SCOM
2 1 (16.67%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (16.67%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Opsview
2 1 (16.67%) Nagios
2 1 (16.67%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (66.67%) VMware
3 2 (33.33%) Cisco
3 2 (33.33%) HP
4 1 (16.67%) Citrix
4 1 (16.67%) NetApp
4 1 (16.67%) CheckPoint
4 1 (16.67%) Symantec
4 1 (16.67%) McAfee
4 1 (16.67%) Sophos
4 1 (16.67%) Websense
4 1 (16.67%) Veeam