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 3 December 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
Rank 144 159 142
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -17
Contract jobs citing WSUS 13 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.41% 0.12% 0.061%
As % of the Systems Management category 4.13% 1.55% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 0 2
Median daily rate £450 - £238
90% offered a daily rate of more than £427 - £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 - £318
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £400
% change year-on-year
- -18.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Median hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.28 £20.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+111.12% -48.75%
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
315 323 230
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 9.90% 7.71% 7.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 211 174 136
Median daily rate £425 £400 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +15.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £267 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 18 9
Median hourly rate £14.52 £13.75 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.60% -25.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.88 £12.00 £14.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.98 £39.50 £39.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
- -27.08%

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 3 December 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 3 December 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 - 7 £500 - 1
Cheshire - 5 £450 - 3
WSUS
England

WSUS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 December 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 22 (78.57%) Microsoft
2 21 (75.00%) SCCM
3 15 (53.57%) Windows
4 14 (50.00%) Intel Security
5 13 (46.43%) VMware
5 13 (46.43%) Citrix
5 13 (46.43%) XenDesktop
5 13 (46.43%) McAfee ePO
5 13 (46.43%) Windows Server
6 12 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (42.86%) Finance
7 11 (39.29%) Software Deployment
8 10 (35.71%) Active Directory
9 9 (32.14%) Banking
9 9 (32.14%) VMware Infrastructure
10 8 (28.57%) ITIL
11 7 (25.00%) SCOM
12 6 (21.43%) Patch Management
12 6 (21.43%) ITIL Certification
12 6 (21.43%) Windows Server 2003
13 5 (17.86%) Microsoft Certification
13 5 (17.86%) MCP
13 5 (17.86%) Linux
13 5 (17.86%) Security Patching
13 5 (17.86%) Virtual Environments
13 5 (17.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 5 (17.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 4 (14.29%) Hyper-V
14 4 (14.29%) Windows 7
14 4 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012

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 (7.14%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (3.57%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (10.71%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.57%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (14.29%) DHCP
1 4 (14.29%) DNS
2 3 (10.71%) Firewall
2 3 (10.71%) LAN
2 3 (10.71%) WAN
3 2 (7.14%) Network Security
3 2 (7.14%) SAN
3 2 (7.14%) TCP/IP
4 1 (3.57%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (3.57%) IP Telephony
4 1 (3.57%) iSCSI
4 1 (3.57%) MPLS
4 1 (3.57%) VLAN
4 1 (3.57%) VoIP
4 1 (3.57%) VPN
4 1 (3.57%) Wireless
4 1 (3.57%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.57%) Relational Database
1 1 (3.57%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (10.71%) ClearCase
1 3 (10.71%) ClearQuest
General
1 12 (42.86%) Finance
2 9 (32.14%) Banking
3 4 (14.29%) Manufacturing
4 3 (10.71%) Investment Banking
5 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (21.43%) Consultant
2 5 (17.86%) Analyst
2 5 (17.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (17.86%) Senior Analyst
2 5 (17.86%) Senior Technical Analyst
2 5 (17.86%) Technical Analyst
3 3 (10.71%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Server Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (3.57%) Citrix Consultant
5 1 (3.57%) Citrix Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Operations Manager
5 1 (3.57%) Security Consultant
5 1 (3.57%) Security Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Server Support
5 1 (3.57%) Server Support Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Support Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Systems Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.57%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.57%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.57%) Life Science
2 1 (3.57%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 15 (53.57%) Windows
2 13 (46.43%) Windows Server
3 12 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (21.43%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (17.86%) Linux
5 5 (17.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (14.29%) Solaris
6 4 (14.29%) Unix
6 4 (14.29%) Windows 7
6 4 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (10.71%) Windows XP
8 1 (3.57%) CentOS
8 1 (3.57%) Windows 10
8 1 (3.57%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (39.29%) Software Deployment
2 8 (28.57%) ITIL
3 6 (21.43%) Patch Management
4 5 (17.86%) Security Patching
4 5 (17.86%) Virtual Environments
5 2 (7.14%) Migration
6 1 (3.57%) Change Management
6 1 (3.57%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (3.57%) Mentoring
6 1 (3.57%) Programme Management
6 1 (3.57%) Project Management
6 1 (3.57%) Software Licensing
6 1 (3.57%) Virtual Infrastructure
6 1 (3.57%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.14%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.57%) SQL
2 1 (3.57%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (21.43%) ITIL Certification
2 5 (17.86%) MCP
2 5 (17.86%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (7.14%) DBS Check
3 2 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (17.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.57%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (46.43%) XenDesktop
2 10 (35.71%) Active Directory
3 9 (32.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (14.29%) Hyper-V
5 1 (3.57%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (3.57%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 21 (75.00%) SCCM
2 13 (46.43%) McAfee ePO
3 7 (25.00%) SCOM
4 1 (3.57%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 22 (78.57%) Microsoft
2 14 (50.00%) Intel Security
3 13 (46.43%) Citrix
3 13 (46.43%) VMware
4 4 (14.29%) Red Hat
5 3 (10.71%) Oracle
6 1 (3.57%) Cisco
6 1 (3.57%) Dell
6 1 (3.57%) Forcepoint
6 1 (3.57%) Fortinet
6 1 (3.57%) Fujitsu
6 1 (3.57%) HP
6 1 (3.57%) IBM
6 1 (3.57%) SolarWinds
6 1 (3.57%) Sophos
6 1 (3.57%) Symantec
6 1 (3.57%) Veeam
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