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 24 June 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
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 55 81 80
Rank change year-on-year +26 -1  
Contract jobs citing WSUS 2 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.32% 0.11% 0.100%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.44% 1.45% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Median daily rate £325 £300 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.41% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £308 £288
% change year-on-year +4.06% +6.95%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £24.91 £40.00
% change year-on-year +10.41% -37.73%  

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 82 69 94
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 13.00% 7.51% 9.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 47 62
Median daily rate £375 £425 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% -2.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £302 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £464 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £377
% change year-on-year +12.50% +5.99%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 3
Median hourly rate £15.25 £21.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.38% +50.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.45 £21.00 £12.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.05 £21.00 £14.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £35.00 £20.19
% change year-on-year -50.00% +73.39%  

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 24 June 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
Chester - 1 £301 -
WSUS
North West

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (75.00%) SCCM
2 3 (75.00%) Windows
3 2 (50.00%) Finance
3 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (50.00%) PowerShell
3 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (50.00%) ITIL
4 1 (25.00%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (25.00%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (25.00%) IT Strategy
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (25.00%) vSphere
4 1 (25.00%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (25.00%) IIS
4 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (25.00%) PCI DSS
4 1 (25.00%) Citrix
4 1 (25.00%) Nagios
4 1 (25.00%) McAfee
4 1 (25.00%) VMware
4 1 (25.00%) Clustering
4 1 (25.00%) SSH
4 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (25.00%) Apache
4 1 (25.00%) Tomcat
4 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
4 1 (25.00%) FTP
4 1 (25.00%) HTTP

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 (25.00%) Apache
1 1 (25.00%) IIS
1 1 (25.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) FTP
1 1 (25.00%) HTTP
1 1 (25.00%) Remote Desktop
1 1 (25.00%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (25.00%) MySQL
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) SCCM Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Wintel Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Deployment Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Deployment Specialist
2 1 (25.00%) Server Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Software Deployment Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Software Deployment Specialist
2 1 (25.00%) Software Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (25.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (25.00%) IT Strategy
2 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (25.00%) C#
2 1 (25.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) VB.NET
2 1 (25.00%) VBScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (25.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (75.00%) SCCM
2 1 (25.00%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (25.00%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (25.00%) Nagios
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Citrix
1 1 (25.00%) McAfee
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (25.00%) VMware