Period
to 23 November 2017

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 6 months to 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 86 89 -
Rank change year-on-year +3 - +101
Contract jobs citing WSUS 5 7 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.37% 0.48% -
As % of the Systems Management category 3.31% 7.29% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 0
Cheshire median daily rate £406 £433 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.07% - -
North West median daily rate £388 £433 £185
% change year-on-year -10.40% +133.78% -45.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate £20.50 £43.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -52.33% +22.86% +74.48%

WSUS is in the Systems Management category. The following 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.

All Systems Management Skills
Cheshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 151 96 181
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 11.30% 6.59% 8.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 67 124
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £425 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% -2.86% +42.28%
10th Percentile £263 £147 £227
90th Percentile £575 £550 £563
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 8
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £13.00 £24.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -47.47% -21.43%
10th Percentile £11.90 £13.00 £11.78
90th Percentile £20.10 £13.00 £84.75
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £19.62 £12.00
% change year-on-year -10.78% +63.46% -35.14%

WSUS
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing WSUS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

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
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 6 months to 23 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington - 1 £413 - 1
WSUS
North West

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 5 (100.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 5 (100.00%) SCCM
2 4 (80.00%) PowerShell
2 4 (80.00%) SharePoint 2010
2 4 (80.00%) Office 365
2 4 (80.00%) Software Packaging
2 4 (80.00%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (80.00%) Migration
2 4 (80.00%) SharePoint
2 4 (80.00%) MSI
2 4 (80.00%) Change Management
3 1 (20.00%) ITSM
3 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (20.00%) Finance
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (20.00%) Citrix
3 1 (20.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (20.00%) ITIL
3 1 (20.00%) Windows
3 1 (20.00%) AppSense
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) Windows 10
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (20.00%) XenApp
3 1 (20.00%) XenDesktop
3 1 (20.00%) Product Management
3 1 (20.00%) Windows 7

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 4 (80.00%) SharePoint
1 4 (80.00%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (80.00%) Office 365
Development Applications
1 4 (80.00%) MSI
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Architect
1 4 (80.00%) Office 365 Architect
1 4 (80.00%) SharePoint Architect
1 4 (80.00%) Technical Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
2 1 (20.00%) SCCM Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Senior SCCM Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Windows Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (80.00%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
1 1 (20.00%) Windows 10
1 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Change Management
1 4 (80.00%) Migration
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) ITSM
2 1 (20.00%) Product Management
2 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) PowerShell
System Software
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (20.00%) XenApp
2 1 (20.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (100.00%) SCCM
2 1 (20.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) AppSense
1 1 (20.00%) Citrix
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft