The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Sysprep skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Sysprep over the 3 months to 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Sysprep
UK
Rank 580 638 630
Rank change year-on-year +58 -8  
Contract jobs citing Sysprep 3 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.007% 0.004% 0.002%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.067% 0.041% 0.022%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Median daily rate £450 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £21.25 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £21.25 -

Sysprep is in the systems management skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills.

Systems Management Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 4493 4925 4506
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 10.00% 9.25% 8.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 3015 3119 2679
Median daily rate £468 £450 £417
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.88% +7.91%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 133 173
Median hourly rate £27.00 £22.50 £20.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% +12.16%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £55.00 £37.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year -15.55% +9.75%  

Sysprep
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Sysprep as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Systems Management category.

Job vacancy trend for Sysprep in the UK

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Sysprep in the UK

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Sysprep in the UK

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Top 4 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sysprep within the UK over the 3 months to 27 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +50 3 £450 -
Swindon - 3 £450 -
Wiltshire - 3 £450 -
South West - 3 £450 -

Sysprep
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Sysprep also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Sysprep.

1 12 (92.31%) SCCM
2 11 (84.62%) Windows
3 8 (61.54%) VBScript
3 8 (61.54%) PowerShell
3 8 (61.54%) Windows 7
4 7 (53.85%) Microsoft
4 7 (53.85%) MSI
5 6 (46.15%) Active Directory
6 5 (38.46%) VMware
6 5 (38.46%) Microsoft App-V
6 5 (38.46%) Application Packaging
6 5 (38.46%) WSUS
6 5 (38.46%) Windows 10
7 4 (30.77%) Windows Server
7 4 (30.77%) vSphere
7 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (30.77%) Performance Tuning
7 4 (30.77%) LANDesk
7 4 (30.77%) VB
7 4 (30.77%) ITIL
8 3 (23.08%) Change Management
8 3 (23.08%) Sophos
8 3 (23.08%) Release Management
8 3 (23.08%) Migration
8 3 (23.08%) Software Distribution
8 3 (23.08%) Office 365
8 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Intune
8 3 (23.08%) BitLocker
8 3 (23.08%) Security Hardening

Sysprep
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (23.08%) Office 365
Development Applications
1 7 (53.85%) MSI
General
1 2 (15.38%) Advertising
1 2 (15.38%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Games
Job Titles
1 3 (23.08%) Designer
1 3 (23.08%) Infrastructure Designer
1 3 (23.08%) SCCM Engineer
2 1 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (7.69%) Consultant
2 1 (7.69%) Design Engineer
2 1 (7.69%) Implementation Engineer
2 1 (7.69%) IT Support
2 1 (7.69%) SCCM Consultant
2 1 (7.69%) SCCM Specialist
Operating Systems
1 11 (84.62%) Windows
2 8 (61.54%) Windows 7
3 5 (38.46%) Windows 10
4 4 (30.77%) Windows Server
4 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Application Packaging
2 4 (30.77%) ITIL
2 4 (30.77%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (23.08%) Change Management
3 3 (23.08%) Migration
3 3 (23.08%) Patch Management
3 3 (23.08%) Release Management
3 3 (23.08%) Security Hardening
3 3 (23.08%) Software Distribution
4 2 (15.38%) Remediation Plan
Programming Languages
1 8 (61.54%) PowerShell
1 8 (61.54%) VBScript
2 4 (30.77%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) CCIE
1 1 (7.69%) CCNA
1 1 (7.69%) CCNP
1 1 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (7.69%) GISP
1 1 (7.69%) MCDST
1 1 (7.69%) MCP
1 1 (7.69%) MCTS
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (7.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (46.15%) Active Directory
2 5 (38.46%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (30.77%) vSphere
4 3 (23.08%) BitLocker
5 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (92.31%) SCCM
2 5 (38.46%) WSUS
3 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (7.69%) AirWatch
4 1 (7.69%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 7 (53.85%) Microsoft
2 5 (38.46%) VMware
3 4 (30.77%) LANDesk
4 3 (23.08%) Sophos
5 1 (7.69%) AppSense
5 1 (7.69%) Qualys