The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for WSUS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited WSUS over the 3 months to 29 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.

Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 54 - -
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing WSUS 2 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.37% - -
As % of the Systems Management category 4.65% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Median daily rate £300 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £344 £388 £314
% change year-on-year -11.29% +23.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £43.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -61.62% +91.11%  

WSUS 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 advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for systems management skills.

Systems Management Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 43 118 87
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 7.98% 11.74% 10.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 52 47
Median daily rate £371 £425 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.64% -22.72%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £275 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £550 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 3
Median hourly rate £14.00 £13.00 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -35.59%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year -15.55% +9.75%  

WSUS
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

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

Job vacancy trend for WSUS in Cheshire

WSUS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WSUS in Cheshire

WSUS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WSUS in Cheshire

WSUS
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WSUS within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 29 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
Warrington - 2 £300 - 1
WSUS
North West

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for WSUS.

1 7 (100.00%) SCCM
2 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 5 (71.43%) Citrix
2 5 (71.43%) Finance
3 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
3 4 (57.14%) Windows
4 3 (42.86%) Banking
4 3 (42.86%) Intel Security
4 3 (42.86%) XenDesktop
4 3 (42.86%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (42.86%) Software Deployment
5 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (28.57%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (28.57%) SolarWinds
5 2 (28.57%) VB6
5 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 5.5
5 2 (28.57%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 2 (28.57%) SCOM
5 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (28.57%) PowerShell
5 2 (28.57%) Hyper-V
5 2 (28.57%) NAS
5 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
5 2 (28.57%) Cisco
5 2 (28.57%) HP
5 2 (28.57%) VBScript
5 2 (28.57%) VB
5 2 (28.57%) Visual Studio
5 2 (28.57%) ITIL
5 2 (28.57%) VMware

WSUS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 (28.57%) Exchange Server 5.5
1 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) NAS
1 2 (28.57%) SAN
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (71.43%) Finance
2 3 (42.86%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Active Directory Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) SCCM Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Wintel Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Wintel Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Software Deployment
2 2 (28.57%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) PowerShell
1 2 (28.57%) VB
1 2 (28.57%) VB6
1 2 (28.57%) VBScript
System Software
1 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 3 (42.86%) XenDesktop
3 2 (28.57%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 2 (28.57%) Hyper-V
3 2 (28.57%) VMware ESX
3 2 (28.57%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (28.57%) VMware GSX
3 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (100.00%) SCCM
2 3 (42.86%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (28.57%) MOM
3 2 (28.57%) SCOM
3 2 (28.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Citrix
1 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 3 (42.86%) Intel Security
3 2 (28.57%) Cisco
3 2 (28.57%) HP
3 2 (28.57%) NetApp
3 2 (28.57%) SolarWinds
3 2 (28.57%) VMware