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 18 January 2017 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
England / North West
Rank 130 148 135
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -13
Contract jobs citing WSUS 7 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.27% 0.18% 0.065%
As % of the Systems Management category 3.04% 2.67% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 2
Median daily rate £425 - £356
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 - £341
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 - £371
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £353 £294
% change year-on-year
-9.21% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Median hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.50 £37.50 £29.75
% change year-on-year
+24.00% +26.05%

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
230 262 217
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 8.74% 6.69% 7.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 134 122
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £285 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 17 8
Median hourly rate £18.75 £20.00 £32.54
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -38.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.55 £12.00 £14.87
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.13 £40.00 £37.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.00 £21.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+6.97% +2.38%

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 18 January 2017.

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 18 January 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
Manchester +19 5 £438 - 2
Cheshire - 2 £275 - 2
WSUS
England

WSUS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, 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 17 (94.44%) Microsoft
2 16 (88.89%) SCCM
3 15 (83.33%) Citrix
4 13 (72.22%) Intel Security
4 13 (72.22%) McAfee ePO
4 13 (72.22%) XenDesktop
5 11 (61.11%) Software Deployment
5 11 (61.11%) Finance
6 9 (50.00%) Banking
7 5 (27.78%) Active Directory
7 5 (27.78%) Windows
8 3 (16.67%) MS Exchange
8 3 (16.67%) HP
8 3 (16.67%) SAN
8 3 (16.67%) Investment Banking
8 3 (16.67%) VMware
8 3 (16.67%) Hyper-V
8 3 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
8 3 (16.67%) PowerShell
8 3 (16.67%) SolarWinds
9 2 (11.11%) Windows Server
9 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (11.11%) SCOM
9 2 (11.11%) NAS
9 2 (11.11%) VB6
9 2 (11.11%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 2 (11.11%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (11.11%) VMware GSX
9 2 (11.11%) VMware ESX

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 3 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 2 (11.11%) Exchange Server 5.5
3 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.56%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (16.67%) SAN
2 2 (11.11%) DHCP
2 2 (11.11%) DNS
2 2 (11.11%) Firewall
2 2 (11.11%) LAN
2 2 (11.11%) NAS
2 2 (11.11%) TCP/IP
2 2 (11.11%) WAN
3 1 (5.56%) IP Telephony
3 1 (5.56%) iSCSI
3 1 (5.56%) Network Security
3 1 (5.56%) VLAN
3 1 (5.56%) VPN
3 1 (5.56%) WLAN
Development Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (61.11%) Finance
2 9 (50.00%) Banking
3 3 (16.67%) Investment Banking
4 1 (5.56%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (38.89%) Consultant
2 3 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Citrix Consultant
3 1 (5.56%) Citrix Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Field Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Field Service Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Firewall Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Hyper-V Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 1 (5.56%) LAN Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) LAN/WAN Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) SCCM Consultant
3 1 (5.56%) SCCM Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Security Consultant
3 1 (5.56%) Security Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) WAN Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Wintel Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) 802.1X
Operating Systems
1 5 (27.78%) Windows
2 2 (11.11%) Windows Server
2 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (5.56%) CentOS
3 1 (5.56%) Linux
3 1 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (5.56%) Windows 7
3 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (61.11%) Software Deployment
2 1 (5.56%) Change Management
2 1 (5.56%) ITIL
2 1 (5.56%) Mentoring
2 1 (5.56%) Migration
2 1 (5.56%) Project Management
2 1 (5.56%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 3 (16.67%) PowerShell
2 2 (11.11%) VB
2 2 (11.11%) VB6
2 2 (11.11%) VBScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (72.22%) XenDesktop
2 5 (27.78%) Active Directory
3 3 (16.67%) Hyper-V
3 3 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (11.11%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 2 (11.11%) VMware ESX
4 2 (11.11%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (11.11%) VMware GSX
Systems Management
1 16 (88.89%) SCCM
2 13 (72.22%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (11.11%) MOM
3 2 (11.11%) SCOM
3 2 (11.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (5.56%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 17 (94.44%) Microsoft
2 15 (83.33%) Citrix
3 13 (72.22%) Intel Security
4 3 (16.67%) HP
4 3 (16.67%) SolarWinds
4 3 (16.67%) VMware
5 2 (11.11%) Cisco
5 2 (11.11%) NetApp
6 1 (5.56%) Dell
6 1 (5.56%) Fortinet
6 1 (5.56%) Fujitsu
6 1 (5.56%) Symantec
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