Period
to 12 November 2018

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 12 November 2018 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
12 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 89 83 92
Rank change year-on-year -6 +9 +21
Contract jobs citing WSUS 6 5 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.47% 0.38% 0.47%
As % of the Systems Management category 3.41% 3.31% 6.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 7
Cheshire median daily rate £310 £406 £433
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.69% -6.07% -
10th Percentile £305 £394 £270
90th Percentile £315 £428 £550
North West median daily rate £255 £388 £433
% change year-on-year -34.19% -10.40% +133.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - £20.50 £43.00
% change year-on-year - -52.33% +22.86%

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 176 151 109
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 13.73% 11.44% 7.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 115 73
Cheshire median daily rate £403 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.33% -11.76% -2.86%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £175
90th Percentile £538 £570 £550
North West median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 4 1
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.50 £15.25 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.75% +17.31% -47.47%
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.62
% change year-on-year -10.26% -0.59% +60.12%

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 12 November 2018. 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
Wilmslow - 5 - -
Chester - 1 £310 -
WSUS
North West

For the 6 months to 12 November 2018, 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 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 6 (100.00%) LAN
1 6 (100.00%) WAN
1 6 (100.00%) SQL
1 6 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 6 (100.00%) VMware
1 6 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 6 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 6 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 6 (100.00%) Office 365
1 6 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 5 (83.33%) vCenter Server
2 5 (83.33%) Teradici
2 5 (83.33%) Azure Active Directory
2 5 (83.33%) Windows 10
2 5 (83.33%) VMware ESXi
2 5 (83.33%) Windows 7
2 5 (83.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (83.33%) Fat Client
2 5 (83.33%) Thin Client
2 5 (83.33%) Clearswift
2 5 (83.33%) DHCP
2 5 (83.33%) DNS
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (16.67%) HP
3 1 (16.67%) Citrix
3 1 (16.67%) Avaya
3 1 (16.67%) SAN

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 6 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 6 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (16.67%) IIS
2 1 (16.67%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 6 (100.00%) Office 365
2 5 (83.33%) Azure Active Directory
2 5 (83.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (100.00%) LAN
1 6 (100.00%) WAN
2 5 (83.33%) DHCP
2 5 (83.33%) DNS
3 1 (16.67%) Reverse Proxy
3 1 (16.67%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (16.67%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Administrator
1 5 (83.33%) Senior Windows Administrator
1 5 (83.33%) Windows Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (83.33%) Fat Client
1 5 (83.33%) Thin Client
2 1 (16.67%) Clustering
2 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (16.67%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) Windows Server
1 6 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (83.33%) Windows 10
2 5 (83.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) ITIL
1 1 (16.67%) Migration
1 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
1 1 (16.67%) Server Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
2 1 (16.67%) VBScript
System Software
1 6 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 6 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (83.33%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (16.67%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (16.67%) Hyper-V
3 1 (16.67%) vSphere
3 1 (16.67%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (83.33%) vCenter Server
2 1 (16.67%) HP SIM
2 1 (16.67%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (16.67%) SCCM
2 1 (16.67%) SCOM
2 1 (16.67%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) VMware
2 5 (83.33%) Clearswift
2 5 (83.33%) Teradici
3 1 (16.67%) Altiris
3 1 (16.67%) Avaya
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco
3 1 (16.67%) Citrix
3 1 (16.67%) HP
3 1 (16.67%) McAfee
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft