The table below looks at the statistics for WSUS skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WSUS over the 3 months to 30 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
Rank 135 150 130
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -20
Contract jobs citing WSUS 20 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.55% 0.13% 0.099%
As % of the Systems Management category 5.99% 1.58% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 1
Median daily rate £330 £195 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+69.23% -52.43%
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £275 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £43.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.13 £72.25 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-59.68% +244.02%
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 North West region.

Systems Management Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
334 317 240
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 9.16% 8.26% 7.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 181 168 118
Median daily rate £385 £364 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.76% +21.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £212 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £500 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £377 £338
% change year-on-year
+5.99% +11.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 20
Median hourly rate £20.73 £14.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.07% -36.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.90 £12.61
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £68.80 £71.00 £35.78
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £21.76 £20.06
% change year-on-year
+30.95% +8.48%

WSUS
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing WSUS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Systems Management category.

WSUS Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

WSUS
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

WSUS Daily Rate Trend in the North West

WSUS
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WSUS across the North West region over the 3 months to 30 July 2016.

WSUS Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

WSUS
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

WSUS Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

WSUS
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WSUS within the North West region over the 3 months to 30 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Manchester - 15 £335 - 1
Lancashire -5 5 - -
Cheshire +6 1 £300 -
WSUS
England

WSUS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing WSUS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for WSUS.

1 24 (100.00%) Windows
2 23 (95.83%) Windows Server
3 21 (87.50%) VMware
4 19 (79.17%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (62.50%) Active Directory
6 14 (58.33%) VMware Infrastructure
7 13 (54.17%) SCCM
8 12 (50.00%) SCOM
8 12 (50.00%) Microsoft
8 12 (50.00%) ITIL
9 11 (45.83%) Windows Server 2003
9 11 (45.83%) Patch Management
10 10 (41.67%) ITIL Certification
11 9 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification
11 9 (37.50%) MCP
11 9 (37.50%) Security Patching
11 9 (37.50%) Virtual Environments
12 8 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 8 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 8 (33.33%) Linux
13 7 (29.17%) Unix
13 7 (29.17%) Solaris
13 7 (29.17%) Red Hat
13 7 (29.17%) Hyper-V
13 7 (29.17%) Windows 7
14 6 (25.00%) Manufacturing
14 6 (25.00%) Oracle
14 6 (25.00%) ClearCase
14 6 (25.00%) Windows XP
14 6 (25.00%) ClearQuest

WSUS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (8.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (4.17%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (20.83%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.67%) DHCP
2 3 (12.50%) DNS
2 3 (12.50%) Firewall
3 2 (8.33%) LAN
3 2 (8.33%) Network Security
3 2 (8.33%) TCP/IP
3 2 (8.33%) WAN
4 1 (4.17%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (4.17%) IP Telephony
4 1 (4.17%) iSCSI
4 1 (4.17%) MPLS
4 1 (4.17%) SAN
4 1 (4.17%) VLAN
4 1 (4.17%) VoIP
4 1 (4.17%) VPN
4 1 (4.17%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) Relational Database
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (25.00%) ClearCase
1 6 (25.00%) ClearQuest
General
1 6 (25.00%) Manufacturing
2 3 (12.50%) Finance
3 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (37.50%) Analyst
1 9 (37.50%) Technical Analyst
2 8 (33.33%) Senior Analyst
2 8 (33.33%) Senior Technical Analyst
3 6 (25.00%) Systems Engineer
4 5 (20.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (12.50%) Build Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) Server Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) 3rd Line Support
7 1 (4.17%) Consultant
7 1 (4.17%) Data Centre Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Consultant
7 1 (4.17%) Migration Consultant
7 1 (4.17%) SAN Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) Server Support
7 1 (4.17%) Server Support Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) Support Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) Systems Manager
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.83%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.33%) Life Science
3 1 (4.17%) Clustering
3 1 (4.17%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.17%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 24 (100.00%) Windows
2 23 (95.83%) Windows Server
3 19 (79.17%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (45.83%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (33.33%) Linux
5 8 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (29.17%) Solaris
6 7 (29.17%) Unix
6 7 (29.17%) Windows 7
7 6 (25.00%) Windows XP
8 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (4.17%) CentOS
9 1 (4.17%) Windows 10
9 1 (4.17%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (50.00%) ITIL
2 11 (45.83%) Patch Management
3 9 (37.50%) Security Patching
3 9 (37.50%) Virtual Environments
4 3 (12.50%) Programme Management
5 2 (8.33%) Mentoring
5 2 (8.33%) Migration
5 2 (8.33%) Virtual Infrastructure
6 1 (4.17%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (4.17%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (4.17%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (4.17%) Software Licensing
6 1 (4.17%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.33%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.17%) SQL
2 1 (4.17%) VB
Qualifications
1 10 (41.67%) ITIL Certification
2 9 (37.50%) MCP
2 9 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (12.50%) DBS Check
3 3 (12.50%) Security Cleared
4 1 (4.17%) MCSA
4 1 (4.17%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (4.17%) QA
System Software
1 15 (62.50%) Active Directory
2 14 (58.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (29.17%) Hyper-V
4 1 (4.17%) Firmware
4 1 (4.17%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (4.17%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 13 (54.17%) SCCM
2 12 (50.00%) SCOM
3 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 21 (87.50%) VMware
2 12 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 7 (29.17%) Red Hat
4 6 (25.00%) Oracle
5 1 (4.17%) Cisco
5 1 (4.17%) Dell
5 1 (4.17%) Forcepoint
5 1 (4.17%) HP
5 1 (4.17%) IBM
5 1 (4.17%) Intel Security
5 1 (4.17%) Sophos
5 1 (4.17%) Veeam