Period
to 15 December 2019

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 15 December 2019 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
15 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 80 85 84
Rank change year-on-year +5 -1 0
Contract jobs citing WSUS 1 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.11% 0.49% 0.38%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.94% 3.82% 3.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 2
Cheshire median daily rate £300 £310 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.23% -23.69% -6.07%
North West median daily rate £400 £255 £388
% change year-on-year +56.86% -34.19% -10.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - - £21.00

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 106 157 156
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 11.96% 12.72% 11.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 85 116
Cheshire median daily rate £363 £400 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.38% -14.89% +10.59%
10th Percentile £124 £202 £257
90th Percentile £530 £500 £575
North West median daily rate £425 £450 £430
% change year-on-year -5.56% +4.65% +7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 22 3
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.43 £17.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.40% +34.62% -7.14%
10th Percentile £14.60 £16.48 £11.80
90th Percentile £21.16 £19.95 £19.70
North West median hourly rate £20.11 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +14.89% -12.50% +1.96%

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 15 December 2019. 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 £300 -
WSUS
North West

For the 6 months to 15 December 2019, IT contractor jobs citing WSUS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for WSUS.

1 1 (100.00%) IIS
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) DHCP
1 1 (100.00%) DNS
1 1 (100.00%) SLA
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) Symantec
1 1 (100.00%) McAfee
1 1 (100.00%) Application Packaging
1 1 (100.00%) SCCM
1 1 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (100.00%) Patch Management
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 10
1 1 (100.00%) Virtual Infrastructure

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 1 (100.00%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) DHCP
1 1 (100.00%) DNS
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Administrator
1 1 (100.00%) Applications Packager
1 1 (100.00%) SCCM Administrator
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 10
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Application Packaging
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) Patch Management
1 1 (100.00%) Virtual Infrastructure
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) McAfee
1 1 (100.00%) Symantec